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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tecgd at the postofllce 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 such articles will he printed
over fictitious signatures. '
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
and Hughes is held to be an aggres
sive and genuine reformer in local
matters, although he is hardly fairly
launched as a national man and con
Getting right down to hard facts,
wise people in the republican party
are pretty well aware that, if Roose
velt does not stand for another term.
Mr. Bryan will be the next president.
A fight between Roosevelt and Bryan
would be a battle between two great
generals and nobody would know the
outcome until the ambulances began
to line up at; the hospitals.
Friday, November 22, 1907.
Perhaps President Roosevelt would
lihe to have the picture of one or two
of the Pennsylvania capital boosters
on the new coins.
Instead of bowing politely as she
came into the union, Oklahoma "niajle
a mouth" at Roosevelt. He will take
her license away if she don't watch
It is a pretty state of affairs that
the factories are closing down on the
approach of the cold weather. It is
now up to the intelligent voters of
the country to hand a game of freeze
out to the party in power.
There is quite a difference of opin
ion about it after all. While the min
isters of East St. Ixmis are trying to
have fbe "lid" placed on the saloons
on Sunday the ministers of New York
are trying to have it taken off.
St, Jouts Times. Agitators, who for
personal reasons are' giving undue
prominence ' to the liquor question
ought to look to Iowa's 50 years of bat
tie before arriving at a conclusion
Iowa is now back on a sound, safe li
Now that Governor Dcneen lias
finally decided that a direct primary
law is what the people want alter two
of his own bills have been knocked
out' by the supreme court it is up to
J he people to decide whether they
want Dcneen or not.
The banks that are members of the
Chicago clearing house showed distin
guished traits of brilliancy in the
scheme thev concocted in the issuance
of $0,000,000 in clearing house checks
They are drawing interest on the se
curities they put up for the. issuance
of the checks, and are also drawing
interest on the checks. The fertile
brain of the financier is not passed
Graft Too Comprehensive a Word.
Indianapolis News: The meaning of
the word was obvious and the element
of humor floated it. At first it was
"slang," now it is "colloquial," and
pretty soon the English .dictionaries
will recognize it as an "American
ism." The word has probably come to
stay, but how about its moral tenden
cy? It is essentially a euphomism a
sugar-coated phrase to designate al
most any dishonest act. It is a mild
expression to soften down peniten
tiary offenses and make felonies look
genteel. Does a grocery clerk or a
butcher boy pilfer from his employer's
money drawer? It is a graft. Does a
bank president or cashier rob a bank,
or do the directors wreck it? It is a
graft. If a state, officer embezzles pub
lie funds or speculates with public
money and loses, it is graft.
If a contractor and municipal em
ployes conspire to rob a city, thereby
committing a crime against every cit
izen and taxpayer, it is simply a graft
if high city officials put unfit and dis
honest men in places where they can
and do use their offices for private
gain at the expense of the people, it
is only graft.
The word is growing t(j cover too
large a multitude of sinsfor the resig
nation, of which there are other god,'
old-fashioned words of well establish
ments were undertaken as projects
peculiarly beneficial to particular lo
calities. But in the very fact that
only projects were brought to the at
tention of the congress of the United
States the projects, not regarding un-;
doubted merit often failed of the rec
ognition they deserved. Under a pol
icy national in its scope the stream
with tonnage bearing capacity, no less
than the streanj with present tonnage.
will receive adequate appropriations
based on merit, on capacity for de
velopment and on the report of !
board of engineers of the United States
It is that broad and thoroughly na
tional policy to which the National
Rivers and Harbors congress is com
mitted. That policy will be made
more completely manifest during its
coming session at the New Willard in
the city of AVashington. Dec. 4. 5 and
6. v The congress stands for adequate
appropriations for river and harbor
improvement suggesting that not less
thau $50,000,000 be set apart each
year for the work and that it be pros
ecuted systematically and persistently
until completed, with each yearly step
relieving freight congestions, making
rightful development assured and giv
ing to the producer a certainty of
means of cheap and continuous trans
portation to a market.
Seaboard and Interior.
In the accomplishment of the work
of improvement of the inland water
ways and the harbors of the United
States sea board and interior will be
united in a way impossible of accom
plishment by any .other means of
transportation, while relieving the
commercial, the manufacturing and the
agricultural - interests of the country
from freight congestions, that, inevita
bly, bring loss to producer and con
sumer. Unless there are continuous,
cheap v and safe means of transporta
tion, the value of the product is di
minished, there is loss to the consumer
and the rightful development of the
resources of the country are retarded
to the serious injury of all classes and
conditions of trade and commerce.
Until the organization of the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors congress,
inland waterway and harbor improve-
TALK OF 8-HOUR QUESTION
Masons and Bricklayers Decide to Sub
mit It to Locals.
Rockford, 111., Nov. 22. The state
conference of the Masons and Brick
layers' union voted to submit the
question of a demand for a uniform
eight hour day to the subordinate
locals next April. It is to be referen
dum vote. A mortuary fund was or
dered established. The death benefit
will be $100.
Waukegan was selected as the place
of meeting next year, and William
Booth Tjf Springfield elected delegate
to the international convention
Thomas R. Precce, vice president of
the international body, arrived jester
day and addressed the conference
which adjourned yesterday.
Officers chosen were: Presicnt. R
H. Cope, Decatur; vice president, T
A. Driver. Kankakee; secretary-treas
ttrcr, William Booth, Springfield.
Bryan's SI rengtli.
The Chicago Tribune, through its edi
torial corresiKjndent, Raymond, holds
that Bryan is much stronger than he
has been in any previous campaign,
and that Roosevelt is the only man
who can give him a decisive defeat.
It is admitted that any standpatter
will be defeated by Bryan. This means,
of course, Joe Cannon and Fairbanks.
Taft. has a certain strength, in that he
assumes to be the legatee of Roosevelt,
Who uses his best judgment in se
lecting employees ;
Provides them with a good system
of accounting ;
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Many an employer has bitterly re
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having the bond of this Company.
Remember that other Surety Com
panies, if they pay. rarely do so
with the celerity of this Company,
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SlieJIrgiis Daily Sljort Story
"In the Attic"-By Temple Bailey.
(Copyright, 1907, by Y. C. Kastment.)
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80 Dearborn St., Chlengo.
"306 Ninth St.. Washington.
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Miss Cynthia's attic was fragrant J
with aromatic herbs. Little bags of
lavender aud of dried rose leaves hung
from the rafters and mingled their del
irate perfume with the coarser aroma
of sage and swvet marjoram and
thyme and summer savory.
On autumn afternoons the attic was
golden with sunshine, and from the
little peaked window one could see
the long white road and the blue hills
It was to this fragrant and guld
lighted attic that Miss Cynthia "would
come when the summer rush Mas over
and lu its ieace and quiet try to for
get that she was worn and worried
At thirty-five one should not be wor
ried and withered. But hard lives do
not make for youtU and freshness, and
Miss Cynthia had always ' drudged.
Work had been the watchword on the
farm, and when prosperity had come
in later years the habit-of keeping
summer boarders had - become fixed,
and even ,after the death of her par
ents Miss Cynthia had continued it.
But with September came rest and
freedom, and it was then that Miss
Cynthia sought the attic and wrote in
The diary was a safe outlet for her
woes. There were pages blotted with
the tears she had shed when she had
closed the volume of her first romance,
and two leaves on which she had pen
ned a poetic swan(song of affection
were pinned together with a black pin.
Miss Cynthia had old fashioned ideas
about love. She had loved once, and
hence there could be no other affair.
It mattered nothing that the man In
the case was married and had grown
fat and puffy and uninteresting. , It
was not the man. but the Idea and to
that idea Miss Cynthia was true.
To be sure, no second suitor had en
tered her life, so that there had been
no severe tax upon -her constancy.
But. the roses had gone out of her
cheeks when she was twenty, and she
had twisted her hair in an uncom
promising knot and had at that early
date given herself up to mourning and
"You're silly,'' Martha Ann told her
one bright September morning as Miss
Cynthia, with her black diary in her
hand, prepared Xo ascend to the attic.
"Why don't you go out and visit and
have a good time instead of writing in
that dark old place?" .
Martha Ann was an old and Vrivl
leged servant, .but .Mtft9.yQ.thJa .would.
brook no interference with her acts of
"I don't think good times are my
portion, Martha Ann," she said am
went up the stairway thoughtfully.
Halfway up she paused to sny
"Make a good vegetable soup for
lunch, Martha Ann. I'll throw down a
bunch of ny herbs. Soup will taste
good on a cool day."
"Love," wrote Miss Cynthia in her
little book, "13 of man's life a thins
apart; 'tis woman's whole existence!
When she had rounded off the last
prim letter she bit the end of her pen
cil and sighed and looked out of the
Tar down the roatf she could see a
cloud of dust. Coming nearer, th
cloud showed itself the forerunner of
The big machine swvrved out of the
road and into Miss Cynthia's own
drive. It stopped at her door, and she
had to lean far out of the peaked win
dow to see Martha In her gingham
apron speaking to the occupant.
Miss Cynthia could not hear a word.
and she almost fell over the sill in the
effort to satisfy het curiosity. She saw
artha Aun go in, and presently she
felt a pull at the baek of her dress. "
"Goodness," Martha Ann said cross
ly, "I called and called.'and I couldn't
make you hear. That man wants some
thing to eat."
"What?" Miss Cynthia gasped.. "But
he doesn't look like a tramp, Martha
"Tramps don't ride hfNiutomobiles."
Martha Ann sniffled. "He says he's
been riding all the morning, arid he
just couldn't find a place to eat, and
ho would lie glad to pay for a meal.
He understood that we took boarders,
"Well, you go down and hurry the
soup and make an omelet and some
hot biscuits, and I will talk to him,
Martha "Ann." '
"You'd better stop in your room and
primp a little," Martha Ann advised.
"He's awfully good looking."
"The idea!" said Miss Cynthia, with
She was a little sorry, however, when
she reached the sitting room that she
had not taken the girl's advice, for the
'man that she greeted was big. and
blond and prosperous looking. It de
veloped that he slurred his grammar,
but as he leaned "back In the : biggest
rocking chair and talked in his hearty
voice Miss Cynthia decided that he
I was very attractive.
I, "I expect you. think It's queer my
droppln'-ln.oa youuthls way?rhe said
Un us in
In Men's and Young Men's Suits
Until you have seen .what we are showing.
Finest assortment of suits and overcoats in
the three cities.
NO OLD STOCK
NO JOB LOTS
as Martua announced lunch. But
I couldn't pass the poppies and the
peonies in the yard. My mother ised
to have an old fashioned garden, and
there was something about yours that
reminded me of it, and lfelt as if
you'd give me a home cooked meal. A
man gets tired of hotels."
Over the steaming, savory soup he
fixpanded still more.
"This is the kind I like," he said.
With all the vegetables in it and
herbs. I'll bet you've got a lot of herbs
tied up in your attic. My mother had.
She said the attic was the plensantest
place in the house, and I used to think
Miss Cynthia felt that at last she
bad met an understanding soul.
"Would you like to go up after
lunch?" she asked eagerly. "There is
a fine view from the little dormer win
dow." "My, how nice it smells!" said the big
mau as he seated himself in Miss
Cynthia's favorite corner. The black
diary lay open by his side. His eyes
caught the lines:
Love I.-3 of man's life a thinir-wpart;
'Tis woman's whole existence.
"Oh, tommyrot!" he said. "Did you
"Yes." Miss Cynthia admitted. "By
ron said it, you know."
"Well, he didn't know what he was
talking about. Why, if I loved a wo
man I should just love her all over
no halfway- business for me."
"Oh!" Miss Cynthia gasped. There
was something in his tone that made
his statement next doitf to a declara
tiona fervency that positively thrill
"I am awfully glad I came," he said
as they went downstairs. "I am a
stranger In this neighborhood, but If
you will let me come again I will be
mighty glad. It seems like my own
"You must come real often." Miss
Cynthia urged, and hoped that Martha
Ami would not hear her invitation.
"Gee! This is the-wayto live," said
her visitor as he stood on the steps aud
surveyed the quiet garden, the family
of gray pussy, cats in the sunny porch
corner, the gray horse in the paddock.
VI should think traveling around in
your, automobile would be interesting,"
Miss Cynthia ventured.
"Well, 'tis," he agreed. "Do you like
"I have never been in one," Miss
"What?" be asked. "Oh, look here?
You run right up and put on your hat,
and I'll take you."
"Oh," said Miss Cynthia, all a-flutter,
"I wonder If I can?"
"Of cours you can,' said the gentle
man securely. "I won't run away with
Safe in her own room, Miss Cynthia
consulted Martha Ann.
ITou'd bejtet go wjth us," shejsald.
"I don'Cthiuk it's quite proper, Martha
Ann, do yon?"
"I wouldn't go in one of them things
If you'd give it to me," Martha Ann
said, "aud he's all right. I saw bis
name on a jmndle of papers he left in
the automobile. lie's Andrew Brig's,
the millionaire that's bought the fac
tory. He is building a church aud a
library for the town, and I gues he's
Miss Cynthia dressed in a whirl. Of
what account was that little romance
of years ago when at 'her gates was a
prince like this?
She came down with four yards of
white chiffon tied around her hat. It
had been bought for a waist, but. worn
as a veil. It made a fa-cinating frame
for her Hushed little face. She had
loosened her hair, and the soft brown
curls gave youthfuluess to her expres
Mr. Briggs eyed her with appreciation.
"I'm awfully glad I met you." he
said again as he helped her into his
Martha looked after them as they
whirled down the long white road.
"Well. I never!" she remarked to the
pussy cats. "Did you ever see two peo
ple take to each other like that? I bet
it will be a match"
And it was.
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