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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1908;
nox, the "Trust Buster"
Personal Side of Pennsylvania's Junior Senator, a Distin
guished Candidate For the PresidencyClean Thinker,
''' With Much Intellectual Force and a
Good Story Teller.
By JAMES A. EDCERTON.
HY not hold a convention of
presidential candidates? There
are enough of them, and they
are more interested than any
body else. Let them get together and
fight it out. The first number on the
' programme would be a speechmakiug
contest to show which candidate has
the most real oratory and which the
most flapdoodle. The second test would
be to determine who could talk the
longest on the tariff without commit
ting himself. A third exercise might
be to discover which aspirant could
make the most imposing speech on
money and never get below the sur
face of the question. Other tests might
well be to show which candidate could
be the most undevlatiug friend of la
bor without losing the support of capi
tal, which could do the most things to
, the railroads without the railroads
knowing anything about it. which
. could hammer the trusts most fiercely
. without the trusts resenting It and
withdrawing their support, which
could most effectively oppose corpora
tion contributions to the campaign
fund in future campaigns and who
could best Impersonate the one and
only simon pure Roosevelt legatee
without offending Roosevelt's enemies.
This sort of forensic foot race would
not only help the public in sizing up
the entries, but would be most valua
ble training for the candidates them
selves. It would trive them a chance to
get acquainted with each other, which
SENATOR .D MRS.
would be as pleasant as the enforced
association of a bunch of suitors to the
hand of the same girl. They could also
give each other points in tho high art
of Bide stepping and in the higher one
of saying nothing in an earnest and
dignified manner. By all means let us
have a convention of presidential pos-J
slbllltles. Of course most of them
would be presidential Impossibilities,
but they would not -know this until
s fate had tipped over one or two houses
It would be a great spectacle for the
plain people. Imagine the Hon. Charles
Warren Fairbanks of Indiana proving
by a long and eloquent argument that
things equal to the same thing are
equal to each other, provided it Is not
otherwise arranged In the tariff sched
ules. Fancy the Hon. William Jen
nings Bryan of Nebraska declaring
with impassioned fervor for the gov
ernment ownership of railroads after
1950. Picture the manly and monu
mental form of the Hon. William
Howard Taft of Ohio arising In Its
. . place and from It a small and piping
voice Issuing to this effect:
You'd scarce expit one of my age
To apeak in public on the stage,
But you juat ought to hear my pa.
Then tho Hon. Leslie Mortimer Shaw
of New York and Denlson, la., wonld
come, forward to tell a little anecdote,
after which the appreciative chorus of
other candidates would sing:
In the daya of old Ramesca j
Are you on? J
In the days of old Ramesea
Are you on? . f
In the days of old Ramesea
That atory had paresis
Are you on? Are you ont Are you on?
Trust Busting Attorney General.
The lion. George Bruce Cortelyou
could finance the affair, the Hon. Wll-
liam L. Douglas of Massachusetts
could furnish racing shoes for the
grand presidential sprint, the Hon. Jo
seph G. Cannon of Illinois could exe
:.' cute a buck and wing dance, showing
Jnst how young o man of seventy-two
feels: George Gray and Jndson Har
mon could sing a duet entitled "Safe
"sfr i and - Sane," Governor. Charles B.
Hughes of New Yoak 'could show that
, '-paJJaaWaWH ,,,Mtoa -W a ;n . m TO '-r.w. yi.a
he is a better Roosevelt man than
Roosevelt himself, several other can
didates could be wildly wigwagging
with Imitation lightning rods, and last,
Dut not least, tne lion. Philander u. Philander, however, met tne noy ana 0f irregularity on account of the post
Knox of Pennsylvania could gallop hn searching about for news that would pCmement or cn the trial being had be-'
maeiiy on tne stage urtvtng a spans-
ing team or morougnoreus named
orponuiou Attorney ana lrust tsusi-
tri, iui- ii is u lut't uui uemeu ui i
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any that Senator Knox has at times
driven behind each of these horses.
He was once a corporation attorney.
and a good one. and he was afterward
the first of the trust busting attorney
generals, and he was good at that also.
It is true he never put any of the big
criminals in jail, but neither have his
successors. After awhile the Ameri
can people and their representatives at
Washington will get through the talk
stage of doing things aud get into tliel
deed stage. When that time conies,
some of the large thieves may go tot
jail, but not before.
If a convention of presidential candl-1
dates were held. It 13 probable that j
Knox would be the shortest man there. I
although La Follette of Wisconsin
woula run him a close race. These I
two are me uig tune men or tne sen-1
ate. Knox Is so abbreviated that j
liooseveu cauea mm "tne saweu on 1
One morning Vice President Fair-1
banks saw Knox with an expectant I
look ou his face and a bundle of pa-
pers in his hand, but could not deter-
mine whether the little man was sit-
PHILANDER C. KNOX.
I thie down or standine ud. He asked
one of the clerks, who after a close
scrutiny announced that he was stand
lng. "The senator from Pennsylvania,'
said the chair In his most solemn and
Good Story Teller.
Senator Knox tells many good sto-
ries, and the beauty of them Is that
tuey stni nave tne aew or youth upon
their brow. This may be due to a sense
of discrimination In Knox or it may be
owing to the fact that Uhauncey M.
ucpew anu Leslie ai. &naw nave used
A man stood before a restaurant
where three large turtles were dls
played. One hand was in bis mouth.
but with the other he was poking at
"Here," said the proprietor, "Jsecp
away from there or you will get hurt,'
w J v niu aw,a. uua.i
Wiirtt" aal1 ho mon totrtn,, hto
fincer from hii month an v!nr ,f
rncfnllv. "I havn bpen hnrt nlmnilv
but I am now trying to find out which
is the head and which is the tall of
this animal, so that I can tell whether
I have been bitten or stnng.
Senator Knox's . physician advised
him to quit using tobacco. A few days
later he happened In unexpectedly and
found the senator contentedly puffing
at a large black cigar.
"Here, senator," he said, "I thought
I told you to quit that"
"Quit what?" asked Knox Innocently.
"Why, quit using tobacco."
"Tobacco! Why, my dear doctor. I
am not using7 tobacco. I am smoking
a cigar Senator Dolllvcr gave me."
When' hurriedly leaving the presi
dent one day, Knox was eagerly ac
costed by a bunch of reporters.
"What was your conference about?"
they asked In chorus.
"An appointment," said Knox, break
ing through the cordon.
"A Pennsylvania appointment?'
"Oh, yes, certainly a Philadelphia
one. Can't stop now, but there may be
statement from the White House
Thereupon. all the Pennsylvania cor-
respondents got busy. If Senator Knox
took such an Interest In the case, trie
appointment must be for one of the
biggest offices In the president s gift
Late in the afternoon they got an
audience with Private Secretary Loeb.
"Appointment?" he said, with a puz
zled air. "Oh.: yes. I remember. It
was an appointment for the president
to speak In Philadelphia. Why, what's
And to this day those reporters won-
I der If It was a practical joke on the
part of Knox.
Spoiled a Surprise.
While Senator Knox is the soul of
discretion In his business and public I
life, Mrs. Knox asserts that he cannot
keep a secret in his own family. It was
Planned to surprise Philander junior
with a pianola on Christmas. The elder
please his little cnum reu on me
anola. So wDen Mrs. inoi was reauj
to spring tne surprise lunauuer juuuu
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"Oh. yes. 1 know the pianola."
Mrs. Knox looked at her husband.
but he was extremely busy with the
Senator Knox has a fad of buying
rare editions and old prints. Mrs. Kuox,
hearinz of an auction where some
hooks she knew he would want were
on sale decided to surprise him. as
the senator had to leave the city the
day before the auction came off. When
she began bidding on her choice edi- 1
tions. she found one persistent bidder
In the field. After running the prices
up to four or five times what they
should be she was reluctantly forced I
to quit the field.
"Who cot those editions on which I
was bidding?" she asked the auctioneer
after the sale.
"senator Knox, was me repiy, ami
he was surprised to see the lady almost
It was true. Knox had his repre-
sentative at the sale, and Mrs. Knox
In bidding up prices had put him out
of pocket several hundred dollars,
"I never did like surprises," remark
ed the senator when he heard of it.
Recipient of Big Fees.
Before becoming attorney general I
Mr. Knox was counsel for the Carnegie
company at Pittsburg. He scarcely
ever appeared in court, but earned
enormous fees as a consulting attor-
ney. He was retained once in an In-
dianapolis street car case and as he
did not wish to appear put his fee at
what he thought would be a prohibitive
figure. It was paid without a word,
however. The associate counsel In the
r, ,, . . rr
case was ex-President Benjamin Har-
rison. Out of a sense of courtesy Knox
offered to divide the fee, but Harrison
refused. After winning the case Knox p " u iprovu. vause re
asked the former president what he referred to the mas,er in chancery to
got. "Twenty-five thousand dollars,"
said Harrison, with some pride. "What
did they give you?" "One hundred
and twenty-five thousand dollars," an-
At another time Mr. Knox wished to
make a trip to Egypt, but "was asked to
take a certain case that would make j ren, et al. Master's report of evi
the trip Impossible. Again he placed jdence and findings filed and approved.
the fee at what he thought was a
prohibitive figure, but again his terms
were accepted. A friend who heard
Knox's outburst when he found that
bis outing to Egypt must be abandoned
said that it was the first time he had
ever heard a lawyer swear over recelv-
Ing a big fee.
Thllander Chase Knox was born at
Brownsville, Ta., In 1853. His father
waa n Ttnnt rtaroAno! f f t T o w oa I
r, t,i i k
IT. itui I LiiS. v ijv nuo aim inn 1.1
Brownsville. Young Knox received a
college education, studied law and was
admitted to the bar at the age of
twenty-two. A year later he was made
assistant district attorney of western
I Pennsylvania, ne next formed the
well known firm of Knox & Reed,
which probably had the largest cor
poration practice in Tittsburg.
One of Knox's school friends was
William McKlnley, end this fact doubt-
less had much to do with making the
Fennsylvanian attorney general In the
summer of 1901. Knox's three great!
achievements in that ofl3ce were the
1 dissolution or tne Northern Securities
j merger, the enjoining of the beef trust
and the clearing up of the legal title
I and purchase of the Panama canal.
in rju4 ne was appointed United states
w ,.aU wus .u...
rOna 01 GOII and Driving.
Natty in dress and short in stature,
Senator Knox has a boyish appearance
which is forgotten on closer acquaint-
ance. The impression he makes In
conversation is that of a clean thinker
"uu a "luu oi mieiiectuai iorce.
eyes are Diue ana almost coia. Knoxs
neighbors at Valley Forge, the historic
T'1 . ulKU ueiJ" u WUUIUUI
"' "Je, ate use mm ot wing an arts-
ue cenaimy is not euusive,
but Is quietly affable with those whom
ne Knows, tits cniei recreations are
golf and driving.
Mrs. Knox says Bhe exists at Wash
ington and lives at Valley Forge. She
was a Miss Smith of Pittsburg and Is
of quiet and refined tastes. She is
about the same height as her husband
and has the 6ame youthful appear
ance. The Knoxes have the best pri
vate library In Washington,
Friends of Senator Knox insist that
he is neither a radical nor a reaction
ary. With some of the president's poli
cies he is la full accord, having prac
tically drafted the rate bill and other
administration measures. With others
ef Mr. Roosevelt's ideas he is in frank
and open disagreement.
One famous expression of Attorney
General Knox is typical of the man-
It was after the winning of the North
ern Securities case, and to reassure the
frightened financiers Knox crisply ex
. "The government does not propose to
run HiuucK." ?
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Judge F. D. Ramsay, presiding.
4952. Clyde Case vs. Harrv Orman.
et al. Cause of action satisfied; suit
dismissed at cost of plaintiff. I
9101. James Campbell vs. C. R I. & !
P. Railway company. Cause comes on '
for trial. Jury empaneled to trv the
cause. By agreement of parties im-:
mediately after the empaneling of tho '
ever, the hearing and the trial of this
cause is postponed until Monday next
at 2 o'clock p. m., when such heating
and trial will be heard befoe the Hon. ;
e. C. Graves, one of the ludees of this'
circuit, each party waiving any claim I
pi-jfore SHCn Judge Graves.
qfi2s Zim Dnd rr mni.Hnv
Deere-Clark Moor Car com nan v
Plaintiff ruled to file security for costs
within 15 days from this date. .
9634. Gustaf Trcpp vs. Deere & Mau-
sur company, et al. Demurrer of C,
R. I. & Railway company to original
narr withdrawn. i
9G35. William E. Sackville vs. C,
R. I. & P. Railway comnany. Cause of
lacuun saubueu; sun uismisseu at iiiaiu-
tiff s costs as per stipulation on tile.
3342. In re petition of Zenus P. Rug
gles, for appointment of trustee under
the will of Sarah B. Cobb, deceased,
(Report of H. E. Curtis filed and ap-
proved. Decree affirming trustee's re-
port and report of Curtis, and ap-
UgO.OOO with U. S. Fidelity & Guatan- j
ty comnany as security
4307 Arthur Burrill vs Second Ban
L lst Churcn et al. Cause of action sat-
isfied; suit dismissed; costs paid.
53G7. Gust Holm vs. A. L. Hammer-
quist. Master's report of Feb. 1G, ap
proved. Decree dissolving partner
ship, and George W. Gamble appoint
5541. Frank Kracke vs. Fred W.
Rlnck, et al. Leave given to withdraw
5650. D. J. Kennedy vs. Louis Liv-
ingston, et al. Cause of action satis-
fied; suit dismissed; costs paid.
57S1V4. John Rlaser vs. Fred Sanl-
paugh, et al. Issues closed and cause
referred to the master in chancery to
rport n5s findings
RSS9 PptPr ninlh i .1.. v. i.izzio
hww mIw-. ,t f wi, 91
. r., . '
proved. Decree of partition,
' . ,
p o91J' GafU Huntoon et al., vs.
F,rank Huntoon. et al. Master s report
ldKe evmence aua report, as to sonci-
594- Supreme. . Council Western
Catholic Union , vsJ Carrie Murrin, et
a'- Demurrer of Carrie Murrin over-
ruled. Defendant excepts.
I 5942. R. D. Robinson vs. Virgil War-1
Decree of partition.
5943. Mary L. Morehead vs. John
Morehead. Defendant flies additional
affidavits. Hearing had upon petition
for temporary alimony and solicitor's
fee9. Comnlainant t allowed S2t nor
month navahle on tho sr.th rtav f
each month, until the further order,
payable to the clerk of this court;
also $50 solicitor's fees for complain-
ant- Payable to the clerk of this court
within CO days from this date.
Judge R. W. Olmsted presiding.
Estate of Swan -Nelson. Petition
of Sarah E. Nelson, widow, for letters
of administration filed. Oath taken
and filed. Ordered that letters of ad-
ministration issue to her upon her fil
ing a good and sufficient bond in the
sum of $2,000 with security to be ap-
proved by the court.
Estate of Edward Jensen. Relin
quishment of resident heir and nom
ination filed. Petition of Marie Jen-
sen for letters of administration c. t.
a filed' Oath taken and filed Bond
0 saja Marie Jensen in the sum of
$2,200 filed and annroved. Ordered
Estate of Luella-M. Miller. Bond
of Martha A. Miller in the sum of
I $1,000 filed and approved. Ordered
that letters of guardianship issue to
Estate of Grenoc Posten. Claim of
A. H. Arp. M. D. examined and al
uowea in Class 7 at S6.50.
Estate of Christian Jensen. Relin
quishment of resident heir of richt
to administer and nomination filed.
petition of Marie Jensen for letters
of administration c. t. a filed. Oath
taken; and filed- Bond of M Marie
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Estate of Mary O'Brien. Inventory
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Guardianship of Dorothy and Lucile
i Gillette. Petition of father for letter
of guardianship filed. Oath taken :md
fiied. Bond of H. E. Gillette, said
father, in the sum of $2,000 filed and
approved. Ordered that letters of
guardianship issue to him. Inventory
filed and approved.
Estate of Frank De Bruine. Claim
of A. E. Danielson examined and al
lowed at $93 in class 1. . . ;
Estate of C. M. Johnson. Appraise
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selection, containing receipts of prop
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Estate of Robert Wadsworth. Proof
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Conservatorship of A. P. Wait. An
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Real Estate Transfers,
James Boultinghouse to ClarcLce
Schriver and others, east half south
east quarter section 32-lC-;w. $3,500.
G. E. Planck to Catherine Fisher
south 41 1-4 feet of north 371 1-4 feet
of east. Ill feet, out lot 2. Ryder &
Read's addition, Moline. $3,250.
James Miller to E. A. Glazier. West
half southeast quarter section 9-1C
Albert F. Young to E. A. Glazier,
west half southeast quarter section j
Samuel L. Nissen to Frank M. Rog
ers, lot 6, block 4, Rodman's sub
division, lots 1, 2, 3. 4. 5, G. 7, 18, 19,
20, 21. "22. 25. 26, .27. 2S and 29, Hale's
addition. Rock Island. $1.
E. H. Guyer and others to Julius J.
Claude, lot 5, block 3, Guyer's Third
addition to Rock Island, $323.
P. J. Cary, by master, to Eva Lake,
west 47 feet lot 4, Keator's subdivision
outlot 23, in section 32, 18, 2w, $2,-
Julius J. Claude to Pharles riohiir.lS Predate the fact that WE DO
lot 5, block 3, Guyer's Third addition
Rock Island, $1,300.
Isidore Van Vlanderen to William
Ludolph, lots Sand 4, block 1, Wood
in's Third addition, Rock Island, $1.
F. Applequist to Kittie M. Bell, lot
7. block 1, Oak Hill Park addition, Mo
Herman W. Nelson to Hammond W.
Whitsitt, tract in section 33, 18, lw,
Moline Manufacturing company to
Nels A. Monson, east CO acres, lot 0,
Lo Claire's reserve, $120.
E. H. Stafford to Ida M. McNeely,
lot 10, block 19, First addition, town
of Silvis. $300.
George F. Church to Christ Gulden
pfennig, west half, north half, north
east quarter, section 25. 18. le, $$2,300.
. Lewis G. Albright to John H. Hau
berg, lots 18 and 20, W. A. Nourse ad
dition, Moline. $1. x
William Miller to Chris H. Denn-
hardt, Jr., northeast quarter, north
west quarter, section 25, east half,
southwest quarter, section 24, 18, le,
I David -W. Hunt to Theodore Hed
qulst, lot 4. block" 1,-Hunt's First addi
tion, Midway, $300. .
Cadyi, Velie, Deere and others to
Charles Deere, west half lot 3. and
east fonrth of lot 4, blork S, old town.
I William L. Ludolyh to Isidore Van
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J. L. Oakleaf to Frank Nybrrg. lot
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John H. Hauberg to Maria M. Al
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Henry Flugel to Olof Paarke, east
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George H. Jordan to John Junge, lot
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William Lucklura to John F. Delany,
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Charles H. Deere to Harry Sutley,
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Rock Island, $2,500.
Michael S. Farney to Jonathan
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southwest quarter section 25, also
southeast quarter section 2, northeast
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L. S. McCabe and others to William
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