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THE ARGUS, FKIDAY. MAY 1, 1908.
,: THE ARGUS.
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Friday, May 1, 1908.
Some think to kill all the wild nais
of the week by a frozen face on Sun
Congressman Iongworth. Itoose
veil's son-in-law, is for Knox for pros
id-nt. "Teddy" may have to use I he
"big stick" in his own family.
A duel between Count Roni de Cas
tellane and Prince Helie de Sagan is
imminent. A week's, experience with
a safety razor has rhet ted the count's
appetite for gore.
Perhaps if - former (Jovernor Yates
were not on the field he 'might divide
the sheep from the goats in Stephen
son county. He' could . at least dis
cover the butters.
A New York bank has celebrated
the 110th year of its occupancy of
the building where it started. If it
doesn't watch out the skyscrapers
will get it some day.
Tomorrow's the day. The baseball
season of IftuS opens in Hock Island.
Jet eVery lover of baseball be on
hand to give the Islanders, the champs
t)f the Three Kve league, a merited
They say that the republican na
tional convention will be stampeded
for Teddy. If this is true it is a
certainty that a particular
George Washington should
too rigidly enforced.
tiovernor John A', .lolmson comes to
Rock Island today on a non-partisan
mission, but he will be given a cordial
handshake by such democrats as have
the ODDortunitv to 'meet him. And
they will be Bryan handshakes.
Billy Sunday finished his revival
meeting in Charleston Sunday night
and received $5,5o0 for his share of
the gate receipts. At Decatur he re
ceived f 11,379, and at Bloominglon
$S,(W. making a total bundle of
bills' amounting to $23,879 that
Billy has corralled during the last 15
weeks, to say nothing of the money
given him for making local option
A man who has risen from the
humblest environments to tne gov
ernorship of a leading commonwealth.
who Is now considered in connection
with the nominal ion for the presiden
cy by the greatest political organiza
tion in America, is a guest in the cit-
.ies of Rock. Island and Moline today
lie is Governor John Johnson of
Minnesota, in the strictest and fair
est sense a self made manendi
man as the American people delight
Governor John Johnson of Minne
sota started in political life-as i
newspaper man, a country editor
There are few in the profession who
.rise so high in point of recognition
although of course there have been
exceptions to this rule. The average
editor nuts in his life working for
others, and a sense of duty conscien
tiously performed, is generally the
limit of his reward. It is sufficient.
Governor Johnson has managed to go
; some of the honors himself, and Hit
newspaper fraternity congratulate him
sincerely and earnestly.
Phone to :i. at Once.
. Dependent" for many years on an
antiquated system by which it was
necessary lo call up each station-house
separately, thus losing much valuable
v time, the Philadelphia department of
public safety, which has charge of the
city's police, recently installed a sys
tem of simultaneous telephony by
' which a message may be serit from a
. single transmitter to 35 points at
'. It la thus described by the Techni
; cal World magazine: - .
V, 'The wires are so connected that,
' by throwing a single switch, all the
stations' are brought into the circuit
and the words spoken by the operator
at the central station are. heard at each
y of the outlying stations simultaneous-
ly. The operators are provided with a
harness holding both transmitter and
-. receiver -to their head, so that their
hands may be left free to operate type-
.writers to take down messages.
: "When the switch at the central sta-
uon is not mrown into me cirvuu VanDyke's third question. He asked,
. telephones may be used to converse ( Tor whom does the World speak. I
."with a single station as usual without naming specifically the 'interests .
-necessitating the use of another tele-(Wjich control its utterances.' And'
; phone. Similarly it Is also possible to the only answer which this great
;have a mesage come from any one newspaper makes to this question Is;
fitation and go to all the others sim-j'The interests which control the nt
. suitaneousiy without waiting to be re- terances. of the WfirA are the public
peated at the central office. ' 1 interests.
'The system has been perfected by I "But that by no means answers the
a Philadelphian, after over ten years'
experimenting. It is said that a
Vienna ncwsnanpr has a snmowhat
similar apparatus by means of which
it sends out news by, telephone to up;
ward of 800 subscribers."
Tom Johnson's Triumph.
Tom Johnson, mayor of Cleveland.
Ohio, has won one of the most remark
able municipal struggles In the history
of our American cities. After a long
drawn battle with the traction inter
ests of that city, in which millions of
dollars were involved, he lias succeed
ed in winning not only a victory for
himself, but a victory for municipal
ownership and a victory for the peo
ple of Cleveland. This wUl mean a
renewal of niiblic confidence in Tom
Johnson's ability is a fighter in de
fense of the people's interests. He
has accomplished what, he said he
would accomplish if reelected mayor.
Ile had shown his fighting qualities
ii several campaigns ami tne people
of Cleveland believed in him and
rusted him. The proof of this is the
fact that he was reelected In his last
campaign over Congressman Burton,
who was nominated for mayor on the
republican ticket at tlwi direction, so
it is understood, of President Roose
velt himself. But Tom Johnson had
been accustomed to lighting powerful
foes, and he swept aside the opposi
tion of the national administration
with the same remarkable display of
generalship us he has swept aside the
corporation interests of Cleveland with
millions of dollars hack of them. It
was an appropriate celebration of
traction peace in Cleveland when an
the people were given free rides
all day last Tuesday; and when ar
rangements were made to have trac
tion holidays at certain intervals
henceforth under the municipal sys
tem with 3-cent fares and universal
Tom Johnson's vistory is (he termi
nation of a fight extending over a
period of six years.. Six years ago he
told the people of Cleveland that they
should have a 3-ocnt car fare. He
i lien began the fight, and every re
source known to special privilege was
arrayed against Tom 'Johnson. All
thiit the corporations and shrewd law
yers could do to interiere witn tus
plans they did. Johnson was attacked
from every conceivable quarter and
in every imaginable way. lie was
abused, maligned, vilified, called a
demagogue, agitator and a crank. But
this opposition only made him fight
the harder, and gradually the clouds
of "defeat began to leave and he saw
the light of victory. On the first day
of November, 1900, Mayor Johnson
in person took. the controller oi' a new
trollev car and ran it out of the car
barns and started it oti its first trip.
The car was filled with city officials
of the Municipal Traction company
and others; and on that day the con
ductor collected the first :i-cent fares
ever paid in Cleveland. Johnson him
self acting as motorman ran the car
over the entire 11 miles of track, and,
as it passed along, received the
cheers of the people. The victory
was made complete when the su
preme cquit of thr? United States, in
lanuary. 1!)7, sustained Mayor John-
sou's contentions and opened the way
for Cleveland's control over its own
traction lines. The court held that
the extensions for grants for connect
ing lines did not extend the life of
the original franchises of constituent
lines, and this holding opened up
many new streets of the city. In
junctions by the scores have followed
and more obstacles met, but finally
the traction interests. were forced to
surrender, and Johnson's hm tri
Brand Whitlock, mayor of Toledo,
Ohio, in writing recently of Mayor
Johnson's He-cut fare propaganda,
"No, Mayor Johnson's ambiiion is
not a 3-eent fare; it is democracy,
fundamental democracy; his amhitiqn
is the city, a free city; all that he has
ever done, has been to bring about the
free, democratic, American city, the
city with home rule, and his personal
ambition does 'not go beyond being
mayor of such a city."
Tlifc Art I'll! Dodger.'
Writing to the New York World T.
K. Van Dyke of Harrisburg, Pa., says:
Here are three questions for the
World lo answer:
I. Did the World support Bryan in
189C and 1900?
. 21 Wjll te World support Bryan
in 1908 if he is nominated by - the
overwehlming vote of the national con
vention? 3. Fur whom does the World
speak, naming specifically "the inter
ests" which control its utterances?
Over, Mr. VanDyke's letter the
World prints this, headline, "Answered I
with Pleasure," and below-the letter
appears the following:
1. The World did not support Mr.
Bryan in 1896.. It supported him in
1900 on the issue of the un-American
policy of Asiatic colonial-government.
2. . It is not easy lo conceive of cir
cumstances in which the ' World
could conscientiously support Mr. Bry
an for president this year.
3 ThA "intrfsta which pnnl lha
Iltterance3 of the World are Ihe pub-
r interest Ed World
The Commoner comments:
"But the World does not answer Mr.
'question. It is mere assertion and
leaves the reader dependent upon the
Word Of the editor Of v the World
which, in this particular, may be of
"Let fliej World state the extent of
the financial interest held by its own
er, Joseph PulUger., in railroad com
panies and in grcaL. corporations com
monly known as trus ,
. "With this information the readers
of the World will be in better position
to determine the special interests lor
which the New York World is carry
ing on its campaign of misrepresent:!;
lion with respect to democrats who
have not the favor of the World and
It Has Taken From Fire Its Suprem
acy as Man's Servant.
As we bear the whir of the dynamo
or listen at the telephone, as we turn
the button of an Incandescent lamp or
travel in an electroinoblle, we are par
takers In a revolution more swift and
profound than lias ever before been
enacted upon earth. Until the nine
teenth century fire was justly account
ed the most useful and versatile serv
ant of man. Today electricity is doing
all that fire ever did and doing it let
ter, while it accomplishes uncounted
taskR far beyond the reach of flame,
however ingeniously applied. We may
thus observe under our eyes just such
un Impetus to human Intelligence ami
power as when lire was first subdued
to the purposes of uiau, with the Im
mense advantage that, whereas the
cubjugatinii of tire demanded ages of
weary and uncertain experiment, the
mastery of electricity Is for Ihe most
part the assured work of the nine
leeuth century and in truth very large
ly of Its last three decades. It begins
at once to murry the resources of the
mechanic ami the chemist, the engi
neer and the artist, with Issue attest
ed by nil its own fertility, while Its
rays reveal province after province un
dreamed of and. Indeed, niiexisting be
fore Its advent. Every other primal
gift of man rises to a uew height at
the bidding of the electrician. V. Nel
son Tracy, hi Illustrated Suuday Maga
zine. CELESTIAL WONDERS.
Color of the Sky and the Moon and
the Hues cT the Stars.
It is the atmosphere that makes the
sky look blue and the moon yellow. If
we could ascend to an elevation of fif
ty miles above the earth's surface, we
should see-that the moon is a brilliant
white, while the sky would be black,
with the stars shining as brightly In
the daytime as at. night." - -
Furthermore, as a most picturesque
feature of the seetaele we should no
tice that some of ihe stars are red.
others blue, yet others violet and stiil
others green In color. Of course all
of the stars. 1f we bar the planets of
our own system, are burning suns,
and the hues they wear depend upon
The hottest stars are blue. Thus
Vega, in the constellation. Lyra, is a
blue sun hundreds of. times as large as
our own solar orb. We are journeying
In its direction at the late of million
of miles a day. and at some future
time It may gobble us all up.
For, after all. humiliating though the
confession be, our sun is only a very
small star of the sixth magnitude or
thereabouts and of an importance in
the-universe so slight as lo be scarcely
within the pale of respectability.
Header Magazine. -
. . Just Out.
fc.lrter Brother Dkln't j-ou stop at
the news agent's au.l get that maga
zine for meV
Jlmmie He didu t have none; jest
' Did he gay so';"
'T didn't have to ask him. There ho
had it all printed on a big sign,
Magazine Jest Out.' "Chums.
The Missing Factor.
"Now, then, children," said the teach
er, "what is it we want most lu this
world to make us perfectly happy?"
"De things we ain't got!" shouted the
bright boy In the back seat. Philadel
For stomach troubles, biliousness
and constipation try Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Many re
markable cures have been effected by
them. Price, 25 cents. Samples free
Ior sale by all druggists.
That's why our seed business It"
larger every year.
We carry the largest line of
tested bulk seeds In the trl-cltles
at wholesale and retail.
WALL PAPER AT A BIO
Rock Island, 111.
Humor n Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
The Beanun Is approaching
When maidens blithe and gay
Can see tin ice cream banner
A half a mPe away,
" Anil they tun lead their eacurta
l.lko poodle by a string
Right squarely up against It
E'er .they stitjpect a thing.
The victim and the lady
Fare forth to take the air
And without plan or forethought
Stroll oo most anywhere.
They have no destination.
Kvit Bttll the maiden shy
In skillful manner leads him
To jyliere he has to buy.
The tiling seems so unstudied,
A sort of happenstance.
That tie may well be certain
It came nUiiit by chance,'
And. though he needs the money
To keep his board bill stralKht,
He has to say, "Coine. Clara,
Let's stop and liquidate."
As skillful as a shepherd
O tildes to the fold his Hock
His unsuspecting footsteps
She loads around the block
To where there lies In waiting
The festive ice cream eign.
When he sas, "How about it?"-
She's not there to decline.
"So you lielieve mail descended from
"Certainly. Science says so."
"And you descended from them too?"
"Sore. I came with the rest. Didn't
"Well, it may be presumption on my
part, but I rather flatter myself that I
ascended from them."
Cause and Effect.
"I see Mrs. Cabbie has blossomed
out In a new spring bat."
"She said she was going to do with
out one this season."
"But she has the highest priced oue
in the market."
"I wonder what devilment she has
caught ber husband in now?"
Wanted a Pusher.
"Y tint did the new neighbors come
to borrow now?"
"They wanted the lawn mower."
"Is that all?"
"That was all they spoke about, but
I think from the way they stood around
they would like to have borrowed ray
husband to run it."
Ho Got Even.
"lie gave me
"What did you
Th Way to Enjoy It.
I wouldn't give a aiiap for blood
As blue as indigo.
To feci it pour a purple flood
Athwart my brow of snow.
Old families may !, as good . .
As any are, but still
' I'v never noticed that they could
With fam'ly pay a bill.
The only thine for which I sigh
And wish wlih all my might
la Just to see simoleons nigh
And feci them lomlns right.
To feel the price is safely mine
Without a stop or hitch.
To make the matter plain. In fine
. I'd like to be "new rich."
"That man dtwuu t know beanll.,,
"He probably wouldu't like them If
"Oh, I see." v
"Wasn't reared In Boston."
There are people who don't like to
work themselves who nevertheless are
large minded enough not to object to
other people's Avorkin;?.
' The best cure for liisomula Is to quit
Don't Interfere., with, the affairs of
your neighbors; unless . they, 'first pay
you a fee for it.
. Blessed . are the poor in purse,' for
they have no troubles in prospect; they
are all here.
A moving pic
ture Is the Norily
kind that is real
ly n speaking
likeness of a wo
man hates a tell
er of long stories
because It Inter
feres with his
Good fortune always seems a long
time In coming, but It can do the dis
appearance act with, nghtnlng-llke ra-
piuiiy. - . . . .
s As a general thing, ready made opin
ions are the kind that people like, and.
unlike rer.dy made wearing apparel.
they wear a life time.
If most of US wr reallv Imnnr.
tant as we think we are. cataatronhea
would be playing continuous vaude-
are baked beans in every sense of the word. Not cooked in a soldered
can. Not water-logged and soggy like beans that have never seen a
dry oven. Every can of HEINZ Baked Beans, has the same rich
inside of each
IOC. ISC. 20C,
according to size.
SlieTIrgus Daily Sfyort Story
"A Sentimental Legacy."
(Copyrighted, 1908. by the
It was impossible to convince Marlou
Earle she was only uiiieteen and very
pretty (hilt the course of true love
never does run smooth. Indeed, she
believed that there was danger of its
running too smoothly.
Had she not been engaged one whole
month to Gregory Ilolbrook without
the suggestion of even of a i-lotnl on
the horizon of. their happiness'
"You dou't find it monotonous, do
yon. (Gregory, just loving me this way';"
she asked him unexpectedly one even
ing. Monotonous'" he echoed, caressing
the brown head on his shoulder.' "1
should say not! I hope we'll go on lov
ing each other this way forever."
"But 1 don't." pid up Marion, sud
denly sitting Inilt upright.- .- J
Gregory could not believe his e.-u-s.
"You don't want tne to go on loving
you this way, sweetheart V" he gasped
"Oh. yes. of course, with interims,
dear." sighed Marlon. "But could n.
you manage' to misunderstand me some
"Well. I certainly do not understand
you now, replied Gregory.
"Oh. tha.'s an entirely different
thing." Marion explained.
Gregory shook his head in perplexity.
"It's one thittg not to tmIersf:iud u
person at all." explained Marion pa-1
iieuiiy. ami another tiling lo misun
derstand him-to disagree with bin
and to quarrel." rl
"lou loi t want tne to quarrel with
you, dearest ?" Gregory asked In amar.iV
Marion nodded her head.
"L'ui-bum." she admitted. "It's suc'j
fun to make up." ,
As Gregory burst, out laughing a
spark of something very 'like real ar
ger kindled in Marion's brown eves.
"You're making fun of me." she cha'-
"Of course I am. yon foolteb litt!
girl." chuckled Gregory, gathering her
into his anus in a mighty hug au l
smothering all her protests.
"Well, that was a failure," etnpb.-u
sized Marlon as soon as she could get
her breath. .
"The hug?" nsked Gregory seriously.
"Xo. of course not," asserted Marion
before she could catch back the words.
"I meant the quarrel. Just the same.
Gregory, I shall think up some way to
make our courtship exciting yet."
In spite of this warning Ilolbrook
was completely- surprised when he re
ceived within forty-eight hours the
following note from Marion:
"Dear Gregory I've thought of some
thing. Aren't you glad? The Inspira
tion came to me while reading the let
ters of the Brownings. Just Imagine
our being engaged a whole month with
out any-chance of writing each other
love letters! Why, we might have gouo
on and been married without having ft
single billet-doux to tie up in ribbon
and put away in an old trunk for our
grandchildren. So I'm going away.
You'll find my address below. No,
you 'can't see me off, but be sure to
have a long letter to meet me. Ob,
isn't it going to be fun? Goodby, dear
est Your devoted MARION. '
"P. S. This will be the first letter
In your collection, so be sure to, save
Holbrook shoved aside a pile of un
opened mail and proceeded to write
Marion exactly what be thought of ber
a strange medley of mild reproach
and extravagant endearment " This be
sent off "special" and then turned list
lessly to bis business correspondence.
But as his mind wandered every now
and then to the thought of getting a
big, bulging envelope from Marlon the
next morning be became more recon
ciled - to the situation in - fact, quite
feverish with anticipation. - Marion
was right after all. It was . exciting,
Beans Are Baited Beans
are halted beans on lv when fhev're
baked dry-baked- baked a golden brown, baked
mealy, baked until they are nutritious bakeii
the home way, the only right way.
Beans cooked ' any other way are not baked beans.
cuuwiug now uiniuiiiuy uiey are oaKeii. 1 lie
tin upon opening is silver-bright, showing -the
oujjciiui mi in which uiey are put up.
In three different ways With Tomato Sauce ;
(Boston Style ; Vegetarian Without Pork.
HEINZ Improved" Tin.,. No solder
air - tight by 'crimping. Ihe best tin
best beans--tiat s the idea.
II. J. HEINZ COMPANY
By Martha Cobb Sanford.
Associated l.iteraryl'reas.) ""
aud"absence certainly tiid make ti
heart grow fonder.
The next moruiug Ilolbrook found
his mail, as usual, assorted in classi
fied piles mi his desk. Taking up tLc
batch marked "IVrson.il." lie began to'
run it over eagerly. He stopped sud
denly as a colored postal card popped
unexpectedly into s-ight. He held it
up closer in order to decipher the al
most illegibly "tine writing.
"Iearest bo v." he made out. "it I
lovely here, although yon may not
think so frcui this 1'. O. You were a
perfect dear to have that long letter"
waiting here for uie. Isn't the scheme
working out beautifully? time for
more now. Write as soon as you get
For a .few wrathful moments Ilol
brook tat chewing viciously on the end
o? his penholder. Suddenly, with fie
manner of one who has made up his
mind, he threw it down and called his
"My dear Miss Karle." he dictated,
"thinking you may find it more coa
veaient in our future correspondence
to have o:i hand some of my self ad
dressed business envelopes. 1 am hav
ing a dozen of them scut to you under
separate cover. More will be forward
ed as soon -as the supply Is exhausted.
"You failed to state in your recent
communication how long you think It
will take for your scheme to material
ize, riease do not fail to notify me on
tLls point at your, earliest convenience.
Respectfully yours." etc.
Sooner than Gregory had deemed !
possible the post brought back to hir
one of his "half addressed" envelopes'.
He .opened it with mingled enwtlon of
curiosity and apprehension.
"My dear Mr. Ilolbrook." he read,
and looked very sober as he did no.
you se 1 have taken your hint. of.
rather, am obeying ycur orders." I r-d-gret
that the postal card offended yon.
It was at the time my ouly means f
"May I request. Innveer, that Ju
'our future correspondence' you favor
me with written rather than dictate.!
letters? Undoubtedly you were !rien
to this expedient by the press y( ln:si
As to the length of time it will prob
ably take for the fruition of my
scheme. I am -sorry to say that fro::i
the way things are progressing at pres.
eut It is impossible to predict any def
Sincerely yours (by which I mean
I'm not joking).
"Well, bless her fiery little heart!"
exclaimed Ilolbrook mentally. "This
will never do at all. She shall have all
the love letters she wants to tie up in
ribbons." And he slatted to suit the ac
tion to the words. t
lie had proceeded no' further than
'Dear in my heartT however, when a
telegram was handed hint
"Coming home." he read, with amaze,
meut "Need uot write. Meet me.
4:30 train. MARION'."
Ilolbrook signed for the message
with an exuberant flourish and tore his
affectionate salutation into undecipher
When. later in the afternoon, Gregory
was seated before a hearth fire with
Marion's curly brown head on lu
shoulder, as of old. be asked with mock
"You don't find it monotonous, do
you. Marloi. loving me this way?"
For answer Marlon drew from some
mysterious hiding place two very crum
bled letters and. holding them up. look
ed at her fiance sternly. '
"Isn't that a romantic collection to
hand down to one's grandchildren?"
she asked him accusingly. "Just two
letters, and one a typewritten call
down!" . - '
"As romantic as mine, anyway.", re
taliated Gregory, displaying a pictnrt?
postal curd, a self addressed envelop-
and a telegram.
"The kii .1 card made you mad.
didn't it. dearest loy?" tease.l Marion.
Gregory refused to commit himself.
"I knew il would." continued Marion,
laughing at him. "That's why I sent
tore the card in two au.l
threw It. with all the rest of their cor
respondence, into the tire. .
"Oh. Gregory:" exclaimed Marion
tearfully as she darted toward the res
cue of her "love letters.'
But 'Gregory restrained her forcibly,
and togtiUer'thcy watched their senti
mental legacy blaze up. flicker and dis
appear. When Gregory looked down into Ma
rion's face, wonderfully beautiful in
Ihe firelight, lie ' was surprised lo see
her smiling indeed, almost laughing.
"Isn't It all lovely?" she asked biiu
"What's lovely?" asked her big. puz
zled lover. "I'm afraid I don't under
stand." "Vhy.", Marjoii made clear to him.
"we've rea'll v quarreled, and now conies
the fun of making up. you ojd si lipid."
Valued Same as Gold.
B. G. Stewart, a merchant of Cedar
View, Miss., says: "I tell my custom
ers when theyjiny a box of Dr.. King's
New Life Pills they get the worth of
that much gold in weight, if afflicted
v. iih constipation, malaria or bilious
ness." Sold under guarantee af all
druggists. 2." cents.
Wall Street has not
caught a "lamblike" spirit
from the gentle animals who'
furnish the adjective. Who
ever expected Wall Street
to say " IMease excuse me..
I am a miserable sinner,"
was not wholly right. .:
In this week's issue of
The Saturday Evening
lJOiT there are some state
ments and defenses by the
men who work on 'Change,
S including James R. Keene,
Ogden 1). Budd, President
of the Consolidated Stock
Exchange; Theodore H.
Price, Cotton Operator, and
J. S. Bache, of J. S. Bache
& Company. There are
two sides to everything ex
cept the North Pole. Read
what these men say of'their
own business. 1 ' '
This week's PoST.is now
on sale. : " . - 1
At the News-stands. 5 cents.
$1.30 the year by mail. '
The Ct RTii Hi hushing CompanY'
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Oar Boys Are Everywhere
"LUTES h HAY -
1626 Second Avenue, Rock Island.'
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