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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. . APRIL 2.5. 1908.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, J1JL
tered at the postofllce as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
JWeekly, $1 per year In advance.-
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must'of the whole country, so it Is just as 44.9 ,,er cent. In 1900 "the net. value
have real name attached for publica-1 that . congress .should adjourn of manufacturing products wer 3 $5,
tlon. Uo such articles will be printed parly for all the good it will do. The 058.986.492. and the wages paid
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, April 25, 1903.
PL.AKK IS ILLINOIS DKMOCHATIC
PLATFORM Ml'PPOHTIMa Bit VAN.
IlerOKnlsloK (be broad Ma.'eiimaBalitp,
matrhle elo-iueuee and uuallrlng; ef
forts of our great leader, lion. William
JenainK Hryan, In (he raunr of hu
manity, we, the democracy of Illinois,
honorlaa; a native turn and taking; pride
in hla dlntlnfculNhed leadernhlp, Inntruet
the delegates to the national ( conven
tion of our party at Denver from .thin
atate to aiipport hla raudldaey for the
nomination for the prenldeney aud to
nae all honorable mean In hla behalf.
We further Inntruet the Illinois del
egation to the Denver convention to
act aa unit on all propoNittouM.
"Wall street wants Taft.'r says the
New York Sun. We expected as much.
Bryan and harmony would have
won in 1S9U or 1900 and will win for
the democracy in 1908.
Bryan ran have anything that he
wants in Illinois, and . Sullivan is
bound to see that, he gets it.
Taft adherents in Arizona have
bolted the republican convention and
will select a contesting delegation.
Speaker Cannon and other republi
can leaders grin with delight as their
followers vole against the president.
Some one calls . Taft Roosevelt's
policy holder. That seems to be the
case with -nearly all of Roosevelt's
office holders. ' ' A :
The full. dinner pail is hanging up
on the . wall, a.nd will not .be taken
down again until the fakirs ate turned
out of office.
Governor C. S. Deneen had the re
publicans all in a flutter in Hock Is
land but he did not frustrate the
democrats in the If ast. - .
President Roosevelt's ideas on the
merits of the Yates-Deneen alterca
tion have not as yet assumed the dig
nity of a formal declaration.
In spite of the appeal of Nick Ixnig
worth to stand by his father-in-law,
an unsympathetic republican congress
defeats President Roosevelt's naval
The house committee on postofliees
and post roads has pigeon-holed I lie
ship subsidy bill. Seven democrats
and three republicans voted against
reporting it. '"
The president's activity about the
"Jim Crow" law i just to conciliate
the negroes, who are somewhat off
color in their devotion to the repnbli
can party these days.
President Gompers continues to de
clare that if congress does not pass
the labor legislation asked for. repub
lican candidates for reelection will he
opposed at the polls.
Secretary Cortelyou is also swing
Ing around the New York circuit with
a few addresses to business men. Is
he preparing them for the campaign
fund collector who will follow later?
Notwithstanding, that Governor
Charles S. Deneen came to Rock 1st
and on "a purely political mission, he
was accorded the, reception due him
as the chief executive of a great em
The republicans have agreed that
the next census shall cost 114.000.000,
.which is, at least, double what
should cost. What is 'the good or
lumbering up the census with a lot of
answers to questions that are useless.
The Springfield Register, anti-Sullivan,
declares ; that the democratic
state convention ' dominated by
Sullivan which declared . for
Bryan "was - harmonious , because it
was not allowed to be otherwise."
There is more of a compliment for
Sullivan in that sentence than the
Register really intended to bestow.
General Woodford of ', New York,
who is doubtless acquainted with the
facts, says: "Everybody knows that
the plain people of New York are for
Hughes. Everybody knows that Wall
street wants Taft, fearing that if they
don't get Taft they may have the
p-esident for another term." It's ap
parently impossible for the republican
leaders to divorce themselves from
the Wall street interests.
President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor told the commlt-
tee on the judiciary of the lower house ;
of congress that "we may be driven ;
into organizing in secret," and threat-
En-Jening to hold the republican party re--to
sponsible for its opposition to legisla-;
tion for , the relief of labor. Where.
would the republican party be without!
its share of the labor vote? j
It is quite evident that the minds
of most congressmen are mora lixed -
co their, districts than on the welfare.
lepublioaif majority cannot even agree am0lUed to $2,322,333,877, or 41.0 per
on appropriation bills, let alone such, cent, while in 1905. though the pro
matters as emergency currency, but dlJCg of 0jr n,anufacturera were worth
all republicans are ag.-eed to dodge 7i309,O87,134, the sum paid In wages,
revising the tariff.
Oeneral OHiciMii orTaft.
Secretary Taft is far ahead in the
race for the presidency and his nom
ination is possible. But his retention
of cabinet office while making a per
sonal canvass for the presidency may
prove costly. Not a few republican pa
pers are insisting that in the Interest
of decency he should resign. The
Washington correspondent of the New
York Evening Post thus voices a pre
"Criticism of Secretary Taft's marked
and somewhat prolonged absence from
his office and duties in the war de
partment have become so sharp and
so widespread that 'an intimation has
been given that hereafter the secre
tary will confine his campaign and
speech making trips to week ends.
The accompanying tabulated statement
is believed to be a fairly accurate ac
count of Mr. Taft's travels and ab
sences from Washington during 1907
and up to the present date of this
year. ' ' '
"The table so alluded to by the Post
includes absences on official duty and
vacations, as well as campaigning trips,
asJollows: . .
March 10 New York.
March 18 New Haven.
March 30-April 30 West Indies.
May 3 Dayton, Ohio.
May 7 Jamestown exposition.
May 25 June 1 St. Louis.
June 8-21 South Dakota and Kansas.
July 4 Aug. 1C Murray Bay. Canada.
Aug. 18-Dec. 21 Around the world.
Dec. ::0 Boston.
1908: . ; --.
Jan. 10 New York. 1
Jan. 14 Philadelphia..
Feb. 21 Buffalo.
Feb. tj New England.
March 14 New England and New
March 31-April 13 Nebraska and
April 18 New York.
Such a downright republican news
paper and thick-and-thin administra
ion supporter as the ' Philadelphia
Press, in a leading editorial last week.
called on Secretary Taft to resign be
cause of these absences from his of
fice on speech-making trips, and to
conduct his campaign for the presi
dency as a private citizen. "Recently
in the senate Senator Hale made a
veiled criticism of Mr. Taft on the
Comments on. the secretary's ab
sences from Washington are by no
means confined to newspapers and
public men unfriendly to his candi
dacy. The secretary, it is believed, ap
preciates the force of this criticism
and has become sensitive, to it. It is
said that he Is now filling engage
ments made some time ago, and mak
ing no new, engagements that will
take him away from his post" in the
war department. " '
The Washington Herald recently in
a leading article sets forth at length
Mr. Taft's -travels, and contrasts his
out-of-town activity with the course
pursued by some of the other" can di-!
dates. What follows is drawn from
this article. ... - "-
Vice President Fairbanks, Speaker
Cannon and Senator Knox, while Sec-
retary Taft has been nromotine his
political interests over the country, I
have steadfastly kept at their posts)
at Washington. The vice president,
since congress assembled, has made it
his practice to decline all invitations
from outside the city, and Speaker
Cannon and Senator Knox' have fol
lowed this rule with but few , excep
tions. Secretary Taft, however, in the
last four months, has devoted more
than half his time, perhaps three
fourths, to, his personal and political
interests. The assertion is made that
no other cabinet officer of any admin
istration ever equaled Mr. Taft's rec
ord as an absentee.
For about a year and a half the sec
retary certainly has been on the go.
Perhaps he has been at his' desk four
months during that period. The presi
dent first ordered him oft oh .Inspec
tion trips to Panama, Porto Rico, and
Cuba, and to the Philippines, by a
long and devious roiite. - These trips
were taken while the country, and
even the world, '.looked on in admira
tion. The people began clamoring for
a chance to see him.' Often their de
sires were-voiced in the presence of
the president., in which instances the
press dispatches generally announced
that the secretary accepted their invi
tations before the visiting delegations
departed from the White house..' And
on top of this comes still' later advices
that the secretary is now about to
make a trip to Panama. - .
Under such circumstances Secretary
Taft, of course, could not be contin'ir-
ously at the war department. He has
always hastened back here between
trips, and tackled the mountains of
papers upon' his desk against the mo-
ment when he must hasten away again
augment the total" of his annual
- How Protection Protects,
The census of 1890 showed that the
value of manufactured products after
subtracting that of materials used,
was $4,210,393,807, while the sum dis
bmsed In wages was 11.891.228,321. or
$3.010.711.70,0, was only 40.9 per cent
of it. The change is not great, but It
The artisan and the laborer are get
ting a lessened shar of the profits of
even- that single branch of industry
which the tariff law singled out for
PRAISE FOR CANACWbRlC
Emll L. Boas Predicts Success of Great
Euiii L. Boas, resident director and
general manager of the Hamburg-
AweVlcan line, who returned recently
to New York, with Mrs. Boas, from a
month's trip -10 Jamaica. Colombia,
Costa Rica aud the Isthmus of Panama,
In speaking of bis trip said:
"First aud foremost Jn interest of
au.vtbiug seeu during my trip is that
wonderful undertaking, the I'unuina'ca
uul It Is simply overpowering, aud
after seeing wbiit has been done aud
getting acquainted with the men who
lire doing the work the conclusion is
miide that till the great dlttlcultles will
be overcome aud the stupendous work
brought to u successful finish.
"If yousirtud iiu ttie height opposite
lue uatun uam auu have Major Hardy,
in charge there, point out a great gash
in the hill which has been made In the
last half year. 'you get au idea what a
million yurds of earth' removed rep
"Another way of appreciating these
quantities Is to watch the excavator at
work. Tuerw It stands at the side of
the hill, scooping up earth or rubble or
big stoues and dumping them Ivto a
waiting dirt train. It dips. Hits, lifts
and drops incessantly, but how long It
iaif 10 1111 11 car u iruiu: r.very
where are excavators of varied pat
terns, pneumatic drills and dirt trains,
it Is a wouderful scene of industry aud
activity, aud there Is not the. slightest
doubt that the American government
will complete what first was advo
cated! In (V2ft by a Spaniard. Diego de
Mercado, aud frowned on as sacrile
gious by King Philip U. of Spalu. theu
actually taken up and abandoned by
the Freuch people and declared by
eminent engineers to be an almost im
possible undertaking.' '
Mr. Boas said that the mosquito.
great disseminator of disease in the
canal belt, was practically a extinct
through the systematic efforts of the
American health authorities there.
Not So Bad.
Mr. Subbs (after engaging cook)
There's one other thing 1 suppose you
should know. Miss Flannlgan my wife
5s a chronic invalid, confined to her
miss r lanmgau rnats tine. I wor
ofeerd she might be wan Iv thlm
chronic kickers that ar-re confined t'
th' kitchen, begobs! Puck.
Ideals That Art Possible.
As we advance into life out of larger
experience of the world and of our
selves are unfolded the ideals of what
will ba possible to us If we make the'
liest use of the world and of ourselves,
taken as we are. Let these be as high
as they may. they will always be low
er than those others which are per
taps the relied Intimations of our Im
mortality. These will always be Im
perfect, but life is not a failure be-
; cnuse they are so. It Is these that are
to burn for us, not like lighthouse In
tie distance, but like candles in our
Ii-ds. James Lane Allen, 'The Choir
Rock Island. Iiu
The time for you to save money
on jewelry and watches is short
ened to just one week. After
that we'll sing a different" song.'
We'll get down to the even tenor,
of our ways and ask our regular
prices. . - '
It will be a nice store with 4
multiplicity of good qualities to
wake it the best in town.
But today you .get the sama
practical prettiness and all the
pretty, effectiveness of the same
goods at big reductions.
- o?aAvt ,
Rock Island. III.
Humor m& Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH ;
PERT. PARAGRAPHS. ;
Nothing is so exasperating as to be
taken, for somebody you don't like and
dare not snub.
There are lots of people, who are
great story tellers, but who would feel
Insulted instead of. complimented if
you were to intimate the same to them.
uhe troubles of many people are i
caused by substituting wineglasses or
old fashioned spectacles.
It la hard to quarrel with some" peo
ple, but harder still not to.
It Is necessarv for some of us to nol'
Ish up our conscience occasionally with
duty and merit iu order to keep It
Some people aren't thoroughly en
joying themselves unless they are hav
ing trouble most of the time.
Sometimes we Just can't forgive
man for not coming to the bad end
that -we so generously prognosticated
They don't care so iuvh where you
got It. What they want to know, is
how long you are going to keep It.
Call of the Press Agent.
A line of dandy picture books
With words that fairly glow.
Describing fairyland, the place
Where every one should go.
Come to the man on every mall.
Presenting him the best
And cheapest place that he can find
For his vacation rest. v
Word paintings that before his eyes
In colors rich and deep
Present a spot where lie may loaf '
Where board Is good and cheap.
Where mystic woodlands spread aw&y.
Where lakes like mirrors Bliine ,
And where the fishes take a bite
At every careless line.
. In neat half tones, by printers' touch
Transformed to works of art.
Depleting scenes that touch the soul
And reacli down to the heart
The text Is ten times multiplied.
And this one spot of earth
. Appeal's to be the very place -To
get his money's worth.
The books and circulars that tell
About the swell resorts
Where man may -go for rest and change
And quiet summer siorts
Are hardly ever downright lies,
But here and there extracts v
From, passages tfiat fairly burn
Exaggerate the facts.
"It is hard to
get children to
go the way you
"Yes, but there
is one thins
"What is that?"
"To get them
to go the way
you chase them."
An Eminent Success.
"She is so homely."
"Yes; she never expects to marry be
cause of It."
"Not at all. She has an eminently
lucrative and successful career."
"What is It?"
"She is a beauty expert."
New One on Him.
"Too have home cooking at this ks
taurant?" "Yes; all the way through."
"I was wondering about it as I was
"If it was really so?"
No, but whose home was referred
Relief For Him.
"I do hate to see a woman chewing
"I consider it a delightful sight."
"See anything graceful or pretty
about it?" .
"No, but her jaw needs exercise, and
I prefer to see her get it that way.
x Fine Snap.
No more you see the farmer stride
To work at break of day.
He hitches up his riding plow.J
Rides cutting fodder for the mow,
Rides when he. cultivates the land
And when the harvest is at hand,
Rides when he makes his hay. . .1
His life is one long buggy ride. '
No wonder he is gay.
So Do Others.
"Is she musical?" .
"No, but she always sings if ywa aik
" ' ; 11 :
" ,More Previous.
" "What Is the first aid in warr '
"I suppose bandages and hospital
applies." v"" ' , - -.
"Oh, no." '
"Something stlmtatlng to Oxtakt '
, - -no: csonon-sae.'
IIS r wvuariTO srirsm III
It's the best I
flourmade- VTZr? rvTnrr n w I
111 in r J 1 1 l 1 r i im ii in
Aanaaiwaysme 1 n 1 y 1 1 n i M n i u y.yi . ill
. . " .
SljeTIrgus Daily Short Story
' "Journey's End' -
(Copyri killed, 1U08, 'by the
The mad g:ill.p up the bridle, path j
ended lit the brii'.g: across the litti'i
pond. The girl drew rein close to the. 'j
rto:ie parapet and. calming her-restive j
steed, whose every mrve-. seenid )
a-miivcr with the excitement of the j
ii of the '
ic saddle j
t the un- I
wild dash, sat quietly on th
pUt ring with p-.Mislve eyes nj
rulHod water below.
J)c:in r:'.!i;;"(l his . own horse beside
the girl's, smiling as he watched the
flowing color in her cheeks. Ail about
theui the trees Caunted the gorgeous
tints of late autumn scarlet, .ocher
aud more subdued shades blending
!ut a" splendid, farreaehhig vista.
The crisp, clear' air stirred the blood 1
Tlie girl laughed, a trifle ureasily.
"We shouldn't, be doing biich
things.'" she said severely. ,
"Of course not." said Moan, w'tu a
buckle.. ."We shou.d hr.ve maintain
d a staid pare. We should have cou
tentnl .ourselves it tlie most with a
measured trot It:- tremendously
Aicked ;he viy we smash all the con
vei.tioiis of this park. We'll have a
'.uirtitttel otlicer on our -trail 'yet. Pleas
ant prospect that A glorious gallop.
..II the same, wasn't It. and well worth
be risk of incurring tlie displeasure of
"Yes; It was glorious." the girl ad
mitted. "Still, we shouldn't do it."
"That's where half the fun cornea'
in," said Le. "Ilaug their old park
.md its rules! Do they think we'll1 limit
- ' .'
Take iie jo toitb gentle old clebot-
ourselves to a". funereal pace such a
day. as this an. with such a pair of
really ought to' said she.
TIao n Inn rvli 1) f n -Q a ft rtliIl Cntlt
almost boyfsh laugh, ill .big shoul
ders were squared defiantly.
The things one ought to do are gen
erally unpleasant," he observetJ
"Come on. We'll let them out ouce
more." ' ''
. The girl shook her head.
"No! Oh. no!" she demurred, '
"Afraid?" he questioned. '
' She nodded. ' -
"Of the rules they are pleased to
hamper us with in this 2 by 4 plot of
grass?" ,.'-'. -' . .- - -
"No; not of that." she replied. "Afraid
of J'OU. I think."
; "Of me? Oh. pshaw!" , .
Again his laugh rang, out but the
girl turned to him with a sudden seri
ousness. . V
"You make me rather afraid of you
at times." she said. "You tempt me to
do reckless things. I don't know why'
1 1 should be so. but it Is. I would nev
er in the world have thought of riding
here with any one else as I have with
yon just now, and the strange part of
I it all is that I enjoy it so immensely.'
imjoy wnat; . t ,
"Doing the reckless things you In
fcplrc.'' '''- ' ' ; ; . - -
. Dean Jeaned toward her qnlokly. . .
Twfcili it were'so." be declared. "I
wish 1 really might Inspire you to reck
a?ss. deeds. I wish 1 might" j.. .
Dy Forbes Dwight.
Associated Literary Press.)
- "Now. please." the girl begged.' with
; "Oh. ati liixbt!" said be good natured
lyl' "l-Uuov the Mthject is tabooed.
I'll ohsVrvf the-convention you've im
posed iiji'm iii and. keep my tongue
to. the fuiieivai pace." - .
: He sat for a time stiirln:- silently Into
the water. At last he straightened him
self 111 t!l! Middle.
"I'd liUe another gnllot;," he 'remark
ed, "a wilder ne. a ladder one. I'd
like to get out of tlii litt'e ..11 pars
atid go Fotnewhe'v where l.sere's a lev
el stretch of -Mad and no-hampering
rules of pare."
A light cmie into tin- girl's eyes Sbe
threw Lark her bead and gaflieivi 1:?
"So would I." ii declared, n tr!Uo
iea!i Kwttisg about t J face Ltr. Therw
was a ijiiiet smile 0:1 his lips.
"Come, then." lie s::M shuply.
"We really shouldn't. "'she objected.
"Come." be repeated.
"I'm afraid when yon spcnU iu that
He t'Jr:'d th-. horse from the bridge
find l".e.:di;d for the g::te :;t t!ie fart!nr
f.Uitif t!ie'pa:k. The girl fo!ovtl si
"Where urs you iroln?" slit as!;ed 8J
tie turned through the gate and mado
for the roiid that led into the coiia
try. "To a phire where we can let them
out to our'liearts" ontent." said he. -
I'p the road through the afternoon
sunshine they went at a sober pace,
butjjoiice the city was fairly bcliin 1
tm.ni iJeJn ipiickened the pace. Fasitr
they went and faster until they were
teaming along at a mad gait Across
level stretches and over the low hilis
they sped. The two horses had caught
the spirit of the gallop and lore alon
It their best pace. The giii's cheeks
were glowing: I lean's eyes sparkled
with the excitement of It.
They paused finally. on the crest of a
hill, l'ar behind tliein lay the iiy. its
position outlined against the sky by a
suiudge of -blue smoke. Ahead of them
lay a ragged line of hills, behind which
glowed a sky ,rcd with the embers of
"Well, that was a ride." said- Ilea u.
turning to the girl.
"Wirsn't it?" she cried. "P.r.t wa
must be starting hack. See. the sun
has set. It will be 'julte dark ifwe
I "I wish I might inspire you with a
thorough recklessness." he said.
"You have." she said breathlessly.
"Then let's go just one more mile,"
, "Come," she cried at last.
Down the hill they thundered, across
a bridge that spanned a little brook
and . up the rise on the other side.
Again they .drew' rein. The gorgeous
twilight colors were, fading. ' Itclow
. "ie'n la ".."' village its lights al
to twinkle In tlie
gloom. . ' '.'
"Enough recklessness?" said ; be.
"Never! This Is just tlie beginning."
"Now I'm afraid of you again." said
she. ' ''".'. ;,:' '."
"Oh. no, you're not afcalil.tif me." ka
said, with a strange gentleness. "You're
afraid of a few old, time worn convvn- j
tious. lou re arraia or an iimse. piaus
that have lieen made;for your future
afraid, to answer your own heart aud
go against them. You are afraid of
yourself that you may some time do
as. you want and thwart your Another's
scheming for you.; But1 you're; not
afraid of me." ; - ;
She began to tremble. -
"We must eo back." she cried.
"Look," said he, "Do-you see that
spire with the cross on It? WelU.be
pide that spire is a little, rectory, and
in the rectory-Is a gentle old clergy
man. He's walchlng this road down
hill even now. Dorothy, he's expecting
ns." ' ;' ' ' -
"Oh!" she cried, turning her fw
away. " ;
"Shall we disappoint him?" hensked
There was a long pans?: then with-,
out looking at hhu tlie glr started her
horse down the hill. At the foot of it
6he stopped and resolutely laced .Dfaa.
Her rhi'cl.s v.e:v Icirui.:?. but hiT pye.
never f:il:ern! : ' ';
"I .-i!ii afraid .f you." she said. "Ie
cause you w i:! always drive your way
with me. You will rule me as you liLe,
it with till as you p!eae. evi-n as you
have done this a f tern-ion. Yes. I am
very "much afraid of you but - but
take me to your gentle old clergyman.
I am very Itappy even In my fear."v
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