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C TRADES fFffffi I COUNCIL
Friday, February 14, 1908.
What do fou think of that? Cold
water, Mich., has voted for license
and Boozy, Va., has gone prohibition.
Eddie Foy has had his voice insured
for sr.0.000. Those who have heard
him sing wonder what he got insured
The tariff on paper and wood pulp
Is declared by .T hn Sharp Williams to
be a "brain tax," and the republicans
were unable to refute that proposition.
last few months is heeded less gener
ally than was the closing of their doors.
Nevertheless present conditions reveal
many indications of a return to a nor
mal volume of trade and afford ample
basis for the belief that the business
depression is receding as rapidly as'
At South Chicago yesterday the
umber of the unemployed was re
duced by 2,000 when three mills of
the Illinois Steel company resumed.
On Monday , 5,000 more men will re
turn to work. The International liar-
ester company has reemployed COO
men Mvho had been idle since before
Christmas, and tomorrow will witness
the resumption of operations at the
plant of the Federal Furnace company.
These are but instances of the general
uickening of business in and near
Chicago. Numberless other industries
re gradually taking back the men
who were dropped in the closing
months of 1907.
From the east come reports equally
neouraglng. At Cleveland more than
000 'men have been reemployed by
he National Tube company. Orders
re increasing satisfactorily, andin
numerous instances plants running on
half time soon will resume full oper
ations. Such gains in the face of a
'campaign year" show that fundamen
ally the country is as prosperous as
ever. It demonstrates, too, tne cor
rectness of those declarations which
attributed 'ho depression entirely to
overindulgence in Wall street.
Them is' a man over in Iowa who
believes evoryih:ng he hears, but this
is explained by the statement that he
is so deaf he cculdn't hear a cannon
The Pennsylvania preacher who bit
into an oyster 'and founG a $150 pearl
is now in a position to preach a cork
ing sermon on the text "A Tearl of
Our little brown brothers are young
in American politics, but they appear
to know enough to accept $7,500 sal
aries and $2,000 mileage as delegates
tc our congress, and to draw their pay
with frightful regularity.
Goodness what a jolt to Uncle Joe
to know that after all his scheming
even to the point of interfering wii'a
the primary election law. his own
state does not want him and that
right here in Illinois the republican
sentiment is for Taft.
The millcnium dawns! The Pullman
company has distributed $200,000
among its conductors and porters in
reward for faitniul service. The lat
ter are probably the most underpaid
employes in the seVvice of corpora
tions. The Pullman company last year
paid 20 per cent on its watered capital
.. it is announced mat tne board q
managers of the Pontiac institution
Intend to have a house cleaning of
the offending .employes, who have
been in the habit of barbarously
beating up the inmates of the reform
atory. It will be a severe jolt at this
time to be separated from the state
pay rolls especially when Governor Do
neen is seeking a second nomination
It is said that the company which
carried a policy of $100,000 on the
life of the late King Carlos of Portu
gal will insure no more potentates
The risk of assassination, as the late
"King Humbert of Italy used to say
is one of the conditions attending the
"trade of kingship." Evidently the
life insurance underwriters regard
royal lives as being in the extra-haz
ardous class, together with soldiers
sailors and railroad employes.
meetings were limited only by the ca
pacity of the thurches where they
Corporation - time-savers and po
litical label-wearers who are republi
cans because their granddads were,
frequently endeavor to reflect upon
Bryan's sincerity and ability. He is
continually cartooned with a pocket
full of "speeches.'; Only this week the
Chicago Tribune, a great corporation
paper, called Bryan the "big talk."
But the eloquent fact remains that
everywhere where men gather who
want to hear a masterful, logical dis
cussion of issues, either political, finan
cial or moral, W. J. Bryan is in de
mand. And his appearance is always
an assurance of a great gathering of
the common people. They like to hear
him. It is because he is sincere. It
is because when he talks he says
Tholiibt Kind of n Judge.
There is a judge at Los Angeles
Cal., who is moved by the heaven
born sentiment of human nature rather
than the man-creating construction of
technical law. This judge stands tor
ustice and decency that smites the
moral pervert on the spot, instead of
permitting him to escape through shal
low pretense. If there were more
men on the bench who order repulsive
creatures out of their sight, rather
than to countenance them, justice
would reach a higher standard in this
country and law would lose none of
Out at Ios Angeles, on the witness
stand. Judson II. Coe. 50 years old,
admitted writing letters in which he
agreed to exchange his lS-year-old
daughter Ethel for a position with a
railroad. According to the letters the
agreement was made in 15)02. with G.
W. Smith, who was employed by the
Illinois Central at Waterloo, Iowa.
Coe had been summoned into court by
Judge Bordwell to explain the letters
which were introduced by Mrs. Theo
dore Coe in her suit for divorce. She
was granted an interlocutory decree.
When Coe owned the letters Judge
Bordwell said: "I don't want to listen
to another word from you. You are a
stench in the nostrils of the people in
any community which you reside."
FOR MORE MANUAL TRAINING
Women of Domestic Science Associa
tion Speak In Its Favor.
Peoria, 111., Feb. 14. As a finale to
its 10th annual convention the Illinois
Association of Domestic Science yes
terday voted to begin an active cam
paign looking to the advancement of
manual training in the public schools
of the state. Discussion of the sub
ject, which lasted the entire day, was
led by Mrs. W. II. Browne of Chicago,
secretary or the Illinois Congress of
Tho following officers were elected
for tho ensuing year:
President Mrs. II. A. McKeene,
Vice President Mrs. G. W. Aikman,
Secretary Mrs. Jennie C. Barlow,
Two hundred women attended the
SljeTIrgus Daily Short Story
"Harngan.' By Lulu Johnson.
(Copyrighted, 19US, by Jessie Morgan.)
From Montreal. Canada, came a dis
patch recently telling of the visit of
W. J. Bryan to that city. He address
ed two meetings there. The dispatch
says "the size of the gatherings at both
AID F(JR DEEP WATERWAY
Club Organized at Taylorville to Pro
mote Building of Channel.
Taylorville, 111., Feb. 14. Congress
man J-orimer of Chicago and Repre
sentative Lindly of Greenville spoke
to S00 persons at the court house yes
terday afternoon on the proposed lake-to-the-gulf
deep water way. Nearly
every one present pledged himself to
support the proposition to issue $20,
000,000 of bonds to carry out the plans.
The various county central committees
formed a deep water way promotion
EPITAPH WARNS BACHELORS
Unwed Veteran Carves His Own Head
stone, Recommending Marriage.
Lafayette, Ind., Feb. 14. Hugh De
Witte, a Mexican war veteran at the
Indiana state soldiers' home, who died
Wednesday night, aged 93 years, was
buried today beneath a tombstone on
which he himself had carved this epitaph:
A lnrhflor licj-wn'aHi this ftod
Who disobeyed the laws of God;
Advice to others here I give
Don't live a batch as I did live.
There was no uproar in the street,
only the long, single file of depositors
waiting patiently in the faint hope that
the bank might open its doors and let
them present at the window the checks
which they nervously fingered.
The scene being enacted under the
great glas dome within the bank pre
sented a.curious contrast to the almost
hopeless inactivity outside. In the di
rectors' room the bank examiner and
the president sat at the long table
scanning piles of collateral.
At the bookkeepers' desks the clerks
were helping the staff of accountants
to examine the huge ledgers, and in
the wire cages the assistant cashier
and his staff were counting over the
stacks of bills and the great bags of
coin. The cashier, Douglas, was not
among those present.
Tim Harrigan looked urs from his
desk as the assistant cashier, air. v ar
"I wish you'd count these," he said.
"I've gone over it three times, and it
seems to be $200 short"
Waring stepped into the cace and
ran over the bills with practiced touch
A second time he counted them and
then looked up. '
"That is just what we are trying to
find out," he said to Harrigan. "For
months Douglas has-been slipping one
or two bills out of a package. It was
easier than falsifying the entries, and
as most of the money was cash reserve
the trick may have been going ou for
a year. It was when one of the pack
ages was paid out by mistake in Doug
las' absence that the first suspicion was
aroused. I asked him about it when
he came back from lunch. He gave an
explanation, but when he did not come
down yesterday morning suspicion was
confirmed, and .somehow the news got
out. and so the run started."
"And a precious lot of work It is
making," said Harrigan crossly as he
thought of the hard labor of the night
before and of the broken engagement
to take Nell to the theater. Waring
"Don't mind about the girl," he ad
vised. "There's every prospect of get
ting through tomorrow, and you can
take her to the show then. Keep an
eye peeled for short packages and lay j
them to one side."
TELLS OF PROHIBITION'S? FAILURE
IN A STATE OF THE SUNNY SOUTH
The Nevada legislature at its last
session enacted a state constabulary
law, which created a state force
marshals to enforce state laws. Aval
ing themselves of, the rightto employ
the referendum, persons opposed to
the law are circulating petitions which,
if signed by 10 per cent of the elec
torate, will require the legislature to
submit the law to a vote of the people
for their approval or rejection. This
is one of the few practical applications
of the referendum yet in matters of
legislation in this country.
The Chicago Tribune says: "Speaker
Cannon has the support of the Illinois
people in his race for the presidency.
At the same time, every one knows
that if certain elements naturally op
posed to Uncle Joe should undertake
to make a fight upon him they would
make a much better showing than For.
aker and Dick did in Ohio, and would
almost certainly win out, in a few dis
tricts at least." People generally will
not agree with the Tribune, especially
In the light of yesterday's develop
ments. Cannon has the support of
certain machine politicians, but not of
the people and as an opponent of the
progressive reform measures of the
day, he is as odious as Foraker. .With
organized active opposition in Illinois
for Taft, Cannon woukl not be one,
two, three. The fact that the admin
istration has decided not to attack fa
vorite sons in their own states, is the
only reason the Cannon boom in Illi
nois is not regarded as a joke.
Times Growing Rotter.
Chicago Evening Post: The ebb of
the industrial tide seems always to at
tract more . attention than the flow,
and consequently the resumption of
large plants which have suspended
Rock Island. Feb. 13. Editor The
Argus: For the benefit of all inter
ested and who is not? and as a resi
dent of the city, I would like to ex
press my views on the all-absorbing
topic of local option. All I know
about this is just my personal obser
vations during the past five years
while traveling in the states of Mis
sissippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas
and other southern states. They have
been trying local option down there
for. some years. In this territory
there are few large towns and these
contain very few voters, for the very
apparent reason that it requires the
possessing of three consecutive poll
tax receipts and the ability to read
and interpret a chapter of the state
constitution before one can exercise
his right of suffrage. So that an ex
pression, by ballot down there is a
very poor criterion to go by as to
what tho masses desire.
I was located for quite a while in
the city of Meridian, Louderdale coun
ty, Mississippi. This is a city of over
5,000 people and is one of the best
in the state. It is a city witnout a
saloon and, according to some people's
ideas, must be a good place from a
moral point of view. Right here is
where they will find they are mistaken.
There is probably more intoxicatin
liquor drank here than in a northern
city of twice the size, to say nothing
about the other kinds of sin that
abound. And what show has the
city to regulate and control the sale
of liquor? Can they say who shall
or who shall not have it : Not one
word. What revenue does the city
derive from this traffic? Not one cent
The only privilege they have is to
care for those who cannot care for
The express company had a tore-
room on one of the business streets
leased where it did nothing but pass
out the jugs that came from other
points. The charges on these jug's
varied from $4.50 to $S.50, according
to the size of the jug, but the cus
tomer did not care much what the
cost was if he had one cent to buy a
postal so as to order another jug.
Well some will say they at least
took the jug home to drink the liquor
and you would not. see the drunken
men on the streets. This is another
mistake. A great raanp of the jugs
are "company jugs." that is three or
four men or boys have chipped in and
sent for the liquor. They are gener-
tlfiou 'fiiut "separated him from llas
coia's compartment, and the clerk look
Tired out, Tim?" he asked kindly.
"It's a tough job. I'll be glad when it's
done. I'm as sick of money as a girl
iu a candy store is of chocolates."
Tim nodded, and Basconi went on
counting tho rolls of gold coin, whis
tling softly as he worked. Tim started
as the tune caught his attention. It
was "Harrigan," and ' Basconi was
whistling the chorus:
II-a double r-I-g-a-n, you see,
It a name that a shame never haa been
Ilarrlgan that's me.
Tim slipped off the high stool and
went over to the water cooler. The
iced water reduced bis fever, and he
went back to the dull drudgery of the
count, his momentary madness gone.
He was proud of his name. He never
could face Nell burdened with secret
knowledge of guilt; he never could
offer her a home that was bought with
stolen money. The song had saved
It was late In the afternoon when he
tubulated the results of his count aud
took them to the president The gray
Laired old man gave a sigh of relief as
he saw the total.
"It is not as bad as I had feared," he
said slowly, passing the memorandum
to the examiner. "Douglas hit us pret
ty hard, but he did not deal a death
blow." "The bank will keep "open?" cried
Tim, a smile spreading over his face.
With the bank closed, marriage with
Neil seemed further away than ever.
"The bank will keep open," verified
the president. "And that reminds me!
Mr. Waring is to be promoted to the
position of cashier, and he has recom
mended you for his place as assistant.
It will mean a raise of $300 a year,
You are married?"
Tim shook bis head.
"Only engaged," he said simply. "But
with, the raise I can afford to get married."
"Come to me if you want to borrow
money to set up housekeeping with,
said the president kindly. "We want
our men to have hopes. It steadies
An hour later a notice was posted on
the bank doors that the Institution
would resume payment In the morning.
I nnil iht linn nf ,itfhr hpfr-in trft
The assistant cashier passed on. and j nw.nv . . opft .... " .
about as Tim Harrigan came jauntily
j down" the steps and hurried up the
street with springy stride to bear joy-
Tim- Harrigan bent to bis work again.
Outside a hand organ grinder had
drawn up at the curb to cheer the
waiting line with popular songs. Tim
gritted his teeth as the familiar strains
of "No Wedding BeTls For Me" came
through the ventilators. For a mo
ment he was half envious of the flee
Douglus had taken plenty of money.
Twenty 'thousand from the previous
day's receipts were known to be gone. One reads many ads claiming won-
hat else was missing could be tolfl'derful results. Some we believe, oth
only when the auditing was accom-' ers we don't. We are not trying to
pushed. Twenty thousand! Just one: deceive you by fancy ads. but simply
ful news to Nell. And as he strode
along the street the smile that played
about his lips gave place to a pucker,
and he whistled
It's a name that a shame never has been
Harrigan that's me.
ally all there when it comes. They
take it to the wagon yard and open
it and stay with it until it is all useti
up. The effect on a boy or man of
drinking even a quarter of a gallon
of liquor during the day can be imag-
I have seen more drunken men in a
strictly prohibition town in one day
than I ever saw in Rock Island. What
few police they could afford to keep
were busy, but there was nothing left
to pay fines. Public improvements of
all kinds went by default. Inadequate
schools, poorly kept streets and ho
sidewalks were the rule. In other por
tions of the country I have been on
trains where it was dangerous and dis
agreeable to ride where men were
carrying liquor into prohibited terri
What man is there should he be in
a stransre city or anv citv for that
matter amj notice scores of business
or residence nronerties For Rent"
would wish to invest in that city?
From what Ihave observed the li
cense plan is the only way to handle
the liquor traffic.
Local option and prohibition have
failed to suppress it. Yours for the
best of the community, W. A. GILES.
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of those crisp bills would enable him
to get married and set up the little
home for which ho longod. He aud
Nell were saving, but their bank ae
count grew with such pitiful slowness.
The hand organ changed 'its tune,
nnd Basconi, in the next cage, laughed.
"There's your song, Tim," he said and
softly began to hum the words of the
n-a double r-l-pr-a-n spells TT.irrlgan,
I'm proud of all the Irish blood that's In
DIvll a word a man can say agin ye,
H-a double r-l-g-a-n ye see.
It's a name that a shame never has been
Harrigan that's tne.
Soon the organ was pushed on to
more remunerative stands, out tue
strains kept whirling through Tim's
head. It was a catchy air just then
popular in the vaudeville bouses where
he and Nell, sought their amusement,
and she delighted in singing it to him.
It brought to his mind a picture of
the parlor In the little fiat where he
spent most of his evenings. It was
clean and neat and had the aspect of a
home, but the tiny flat was small, and
the children overran the place. He
wanted his own home alone with Nell.
Just one of the crisp bills which Doug
las had taken would have set them up
and have left a tidy balance besides. t
Tim gritted bis teeth at the thought.
He counted the packages of bills me
chanically, now auT then throwing out
one in which the count was short, ne
had completed the count of the hun
dred dollar bills and was working on
the thousands now.
Here, too, he found discrepancies. It
was as easy to slip a couple of these
notes from a package of fifty as to ab
stract them from the packages of a
lesser denomination. Douglas' plan
had been absurdly simple in a way.
Tim wondered that others had not
thought of it. lie might have done It
himself with little fear of detection.
He might do it now with absolute im
punity. The thought staggered him for an in
stant, and he leaned uncertainly
against the side of the cage. On the
polished counter before him were a
score of packages from which bills
were missing. What was to prevent
his slipping a couple of bills from a
perfect package and. toss It on the short
count pile? It would be blamed on
Douglas. No one would ever suspect.
One bill would enable him to marry
Nell and fit np a home such as tttey
had dared to dream of. It required!
only a single deft motion. He could
slip the bills off the pile and into his
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