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' THE ARGUS.
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TRADES (fo COUNOLfr
Saturday, May 30, 1908.
All honor to the noble dead.where
e'er they Bleep.
Roumania is said to hold the prize
for illiteracy. Two-thirds of the poi
vlation ran neither read nor write.
Wheat in Oklahoma is as high as a
man's head,, and the Omaha Bee de
clares it is even higher than that in
The coal supply of the world will
last only 200 years longer, says Mr.
Carnegie. At last we see the finish of
the coal trust.
Settle the entire west end track
proposition in a manner favorable to
all concerned and above all to the
interests of the city.
It is reported to he the in'ention of
St nator Teller of Colorado to retire
to privale life at the end of his pres
ent term, March 4, 1900.
Harry v Thaw, the s.sassin of the
monster, Stanford White, it is evi
dently felt should be-regarded as s: ill
crazy in order to keepJiim still alive.
As a result of its war with Russia
the . area of Japan's territory was
raised from 1S9.1MM) square miles to
2S:;,fM0 square miles, and the popula
tion increased by 10,000.000. '
Governor Hock of Kansas has ap
pointed a woman probate judge. Mrs.
Mitchell, the ladv so honored, succeeds
her husband, who died in office, and
is probably the first woman to serve in
A careful estimate of the net profits
ot the gambling resorts of Europe in
, a tourist season is over $2,225,000.
The large part of the money came
fiom Americans who are seeing the
wheels go around.
A member of congress from Ohio
i going to marry the pretty nurse
who cared for him in a recent ill
ness. He announces also that he will
retire from congress, which suggests
that the young lady cured him of at
least two disorders.
The state of Wisconsin had a birth
day, it being just CO years since It was
admitted, to the union. . At that time
the town of Belmont was the capital
and Nelson Dew'ey held office there as
the first governor. Later the capital
was changed to Burlington, and , in
1858 it wa3 removed to Madison.
General Leonard Wood, for several
years past the ranking officer of Uncle
Sam's military establishment in the
Philippines, is coming home to assume
the most important army command in
the United States. He will take charge
of the department of the lakes, with
headquarters at Chicago. General
Wood will not, however, take posses
sion of his new headquarters at Gov
ernors island, New York, for some
weeks yet, as he is badly in need of a
rest after his service In the Orient,
and is proceeding leisurely through
Europe in an effort to recuperate. Gen
eral Wood . is President Roosevelt's
closest personal friend and was col
onel of the Rough Riders during
the Spanish-American war, President
Roosevelt having been the lieutenant
colonel of that famous regiment. Prior
to his spectacular rise Wood was a
medical officer in the army. '. .
Then Hurrah for Taft.
The old trust saving crowd, to
man, is backing Secretary Taft.
If you approve of the rotten, tyran
nical and injurious waty in which the
trust magnates and the predatory
rich have been running things in the
United States during the last 10 years.
then you ought to hurrah for Taft
If you like the frightful exposures
of the vicious doings of the preda
tory, rich that have been madeduriug
the past twof'years, then you, ought to
uuiiau tut j. aiti v , . , .
If you believe in -Wall street'. and
its vicious metnocif? you ougnt to nur
rah for Taft," for Taft is Wall street's
"candidate, sure and certain.
'If ypu like " to . see 1 the predatory
rich exploit the :ommon people In the
piling up of their tainted millions then
' - L t. 1 1. e m
..yuii uugut iu iiunau lur mil.
,. If you like (the trust preserving of
the predatory, rich, then you ought to
. hurrah. lor Taft for he is .the candi
date of all these people. ; That sort of
people are all for Taft. . V
"A Policeman Poet. '
When the jury in Chicago acquitted
former Chief of Police Collins, he sat
down and wrote the following: , J
, ucarer one friend in adversity a niKiit
i nan nuiKimis that tome in prosper
And sweeter one voice mld the hurri
cane's roar , - i
Than thousands we hear when the
not at- the time when our skies are
That the true-loving bosom of friend-
snip is tn?n.- -But
when the soul suffers and sorrows
Ah, then, the sweet value of friendship
in shown. -
True friendship be thus unto joy lifted
Thou cordial of God in humanity's cup.
Ana may eacli loving bosom, tnrougn
storm or calm
Never want the sweet dew of thy soul
hea'ing balm. ...
The former chief Is a learned man.
As a Gojhic scholar his fame is world
wide. ' For the pastB years he has
devoted all his leisure time gathering
old Irish songs and has a valuable col
. All who believe in fair play will be
pleased to know that Mr. Collins
takes into retirement an 'unsullied
name, a jury of his peers unanimously
acquitting him of wrong doing. lie
gave the best years of his life to the
public service and his record is un
blemished. , The Track Situation.
- The Argus has always believed -in
the encouragement of railroads, in the
extension by the city of such facili:
ties as are sought by those already
here for the betterment of their ser
vice and of holding out to such roads
as may desire to come into the city
every possible, inducement. ; The Rock
Island has asked the city for an ordi
nance permitting it to straighten out
certain of its tracks . running along
(First avenue in the vicinity of Twelfth
street. Out of this application has
developed anew the agitation of the
factory -district, track problem, it be
ing held that in. view of the tact that
the Rock Island is seeking accommoda
tion at the hands of the city ft should
be willing to consent In the same con
nection at once, and for all time, to carry
out the oft-repeated promise to adjust
the situation in the lower end factory
district in a way that will give
other. roads already entering the cliy,
or those that, may come hereafter, ac
cess to the industrial center. In the
same spirit that The Argus believes in
granting to any road already here the
opportunity wumn reasonaoie Dounas
to arrange the track rights it already
enjoys, does it still maintain that the
down town track question is one; of
first importance to the city's industrial
In an interview printed in The Argus
of yesterday General Manager Mel
choir of the Rock Island stated em
phatically that the rights his company
now seeks by Ordinance in no respect
involve the question of track privi
leges in the factory district, and that,
furthermore, the .Rock Island had not
only sought to dispose of the entire
question with exact fairness to the
other roads entering the city, but had
made overtures to the other lines
which the latter have not seen fit to
avail themselves of.
There has been so much in the Way
of statement and counter-statement'on
this proposition that the public mind Is,
naturally somewhat confused. Certain
it is that the subject has been one of
vexatious procrastination, on the part
of the railroads, whether this applies
to any one or the railroads as a whole.
On every possible occasion for some
years The-Argus has urged the settle
ment of this question, attempting in the
same connection to explain the signifi
cance and the importance of competi
tive tracks to the development of the
factory district in the west end, and,
consistent with its past position, in the
light of late developments, it feels
that the quicker the : subject is
settled the better for Rock Island and
for all concerned. The Rock Island de
clares it Is acting In the utmost good
faith in the premises and has made a
business-like and reasonable proposi
tion to the other roads, providing for
an equitable and reciprocal arrange;
ment, which, to say the leasts has been
treated with Indifference.
The question as it presents Itself is
one affecting the best interests of
Rock Island, and so, viewed. It should
be the disposition to force definite ad
judication of the whole matter, thus
ascertaining which if any of the cor
porations Is presenting the obstacle to
agreement, and, at the same time giv
ing to any road that is acting fairly
toward the city every encouragement
in the betterment of its facilities with
in the city. '
The Argus hopes the situation that
has been developed will result in a
clearing away of the entire west end
track situation, and the opening of the
territory either now so occupied or set
aside for factory purposes in such a
manner as will result in mutual good
feeling, mutual advantage and mutual
- .Revising the Tariff Upward.
There has been much said about
revising the tariff, even' by the re
publican politicians. ' But not a word
has been said nor has anything been
is the first law of nature," and the
first law - of self-preservation is
health. Protect your health against
the common ' ilia, . and keep well
by using "'- ': : - '
Sold Everywhere. In Loses 10c sad 25c
By James Z i&es His time and dayyUy ""ofc
WhiicombT Faces defeat full patiently JSs LvHta
Wfey- - And lifts mirthful roundelay, . Sv
" ' js However poor his fortunes be, k. '-Xm
'y jfjp He will not fail in any qualm Jf
f.. (filh Mik -4 1 WU 5row Wen in his palm , JA
Who bides his time he tastes the sweet
Of honey in the saltest tear,
And, though he fares with slowest feet,
Joy runs to meet him, drawing near,
The birds ctre heralds of his cause,
And, like a never ending rhyme,
The roadsides bloom in his applause
Who bides his time. ;
done to prevent the republican pol
iticians from revising it upward.
What do these politicians mean by
saying that the protective tariff .muV
be reVised by its friends? They have
always said this: and its friends have
revised it, and have always made i.
higher instead of lower.
There is no doubt that many ot the
republican politicians mean that, the
tariff shall Tie revised in the future as
V has been in the past; mean that it
shall be made higher instead of lower.
The republican party has been kept
in power many years by the benefici
aries of a high protective tariff ;aml'
what folly .it is -to '-think1 that the men
who have profltted by this policy are
going to wipe, it out. The protective
tariff will never be done away with
by its friends. . The only men who will
revise our high protective' tariff down
ward are the men who are thoroughly
opposed to .it. and these men do not
owe their public positions to their ad
vocacy and support of our high tariff
infamy. ;...:., . -
GRAVES TO TALK
Judge Will Deliver Patriotic Ad
dress at the 'First Methodist
THE VETERANS TO ATTEND
Service Is Under Auspices of Brother
hood Special Program Ar
ranged for the Day.
Under the auspices of the Brother
hood of the First Methodist church I
a patriotic service will be held at the
church tomorrow evening. The pas
tor, Rev. R. B. Williams, has invited
members of the G. A. R., the Woman's
Relief corps, ladies of. the G. A. R.,
Company A and the Naval Reserves
to attend the services and the invi
tation has been accepted. The. ad
dress of the evening wfll be delivered
by Judge E. C. Graves of Geneseo,
who will speak on "Lessons From, the
War of- the Sixties." The program
in full will be as follows:
Organ voluntary Miss Noftsker.
Hymn and prayer.
Selection by quartet composed of
-J. A. Johnson; Thomas Hawkes, Ar
thur Jonassen and Robert Cloudas.
Vocal duet ;Miss Bertha Jonassen
and Arthur Jonassen.
Address, "Lessons From the .War
of the Sixties" Judge E. C. Graves.
Selection by male quartet.
Anthem Choir. -
Benediction and postlude. ;
MlHHlonnry nnil Song Servlc. -
At the First Swedish Lutheran
church tomorrow evening there will
be a mission festival and Bong service.
Arthur Trued and Fritjof Bjork, mis
sionaries to China and Africa, re
spectively, wiil be present at the serv
ices and make addresses. Professor
Sigfried Laurin of Augustana conser
vatory , will be present also and as
sist with the music This will be
Mr. LaurinTr last, appearance in Rock
Tsland for he will leave in few days
for Europe. Music; will also be given
by the choir and a collection will be
taken for the erection of a school
house In China. v '
IUuMtrated Lrdnre ot Broadway.
Professor A. L. Barton of the high
school will deliver an Illustrated lec
ture tomorrow evening at the Broad
way Presbyterian church on the sub
ject. "On the Roof of the World.: Ho
will tell of his visit to India and speak
of Buddhism and its customs. .The
address will be Illustrated with about
70 stereoptfeon slides. - : ,
Its wonderful power goes to the seat
of your trouble, vitalizes, strengthens
every part of your body. There's noth
ing just as good; Hollister'8 Rocky
Mountain Tea never fails. 35 cents ;
tea or -tablets. . Harper House phar
macy.' .v.f ... ; .
Who bides his
- In the hot
Shall wear cool
With crimson berries in the leaves.
And he shall reign a goodly king
And sway his hand o'er every clime,
With peace writ on his signet ring,
. " Who bides his time.
'The Back Number." By Temple Bailey.
('opyriglited, lyos, by Associated Literary Press.
When tin." I toys ::me hack to i-olloge.
Catherine Newlands displayed rc.juvt
I a ted charms. The enforced quiet of
In summer season in the 'lull old town
had reste! her. h::d brightened her eye
iul given a tinge o' color to., her
vhi'okx. ' .. : '
As she crossed -the campus that lirst
ttiominjj in it .scarli t sweater and white
linen. t--kirt. with her. tuwny hair in n
Nsr Unot low on her. neck, a half dozen
SHE SAT DOWN OJf THE OTHEU 8IDR OF
of the freshmen turned to look after
Catherine felt their admiration with
a thrill of gratification. For ten years
sbe had basked in the delight of mak
ing that first impression on the new
boys, .and it was like a draft of old
wine to a tippler.
Now and then in her triumphant
progress a junjor pr n. senior stopped
mm : -
I ximtifn iu"t T Jm ' II JTY Avi I
U A h&nlutelv -Vf L . HTr II
the most healthful vfrA"! I
jiff of fruits, comes
W duef ingredient of S- M
ggp2fggN The only baking powder J$t
1 made from Royal Af
ifpSvwlt I' CoiteIilleinodiB)urIoiB Jam
, j , '1
f y . ' -.
time and fevers not
race that none achieves
wreathen laurel, wrought!
.ur iiil.i gt i'UhI 'ikt wiij fr.-;:k frk-ml-
linos - Tim! w.-'.s iiie ' of the ndv.-in-lagi'.-s
of ir nITitir with Ciiiifi'.nc New-!a-n'.s
Sin' know ltow t;i.s!i:u!e love
:iff:iii' oft" into n good -otur.-idt-y.uii. :iud
the lioys. who I'.iolr freslnn;in years
h:id I:h-,i her ndoivrs. -;uue for itdvic-e
iu llicir Inter iove :ifiV:rs. - ,
For ('iitlieiiiiv would have Hone of
t'.u-ni Uie lil.e.l to I ask iu tin sunlight
r tlicir admiration, she liked to lie the
ipuH-ii of tin' Junior i romeiiade. she
likt-d the' violets mid the lilile KMinants
nml the crowd of w.ger loys surround
i:.g her ut the football irnue. She liked
tj sir:g "Pown the Field" for tliein and
to luive tlut:i cheer her ut the end.
She liked to lead ft) their college yell,
and, tin ronr of t'noir young voices was
music in her ';trs. Hut that was allt
"You are tm young." she would say
frankly as some stricken youth would
plead, "and. besides, if I married you.
what would the other lwys do?"
A lot of her old friend crowded
around her as she reached the library
steps, and there was a fringe of uncou-
quered freshmen in , the background.
Hut when 'she presently detached her
self from the group It was one of the
faculty. Oswald Ware, who accompa
nied her. , ' .
"Dear old boy," she said as they
walked toward the great gate that led
out iuto the city street, "it's so good to
have you back."
"Don't call me old boy." he flung out,
wita a touch of irritation. . "Heaven
knows I am old, but you needn't rub it
He was bareheaded, and Catherine
glanced affectionately at bis jrray
."You're Just right," she told bim.and
then as her eyes swept the scene the
sunlighted square, the. old buildings
that seemed to breathe a benediction
over the boys, the boys themselves, of
the best college type, graceful, lithe,
Btrons young animals, ready for the
training that should make men of them
she exclaimed: "Afwi'tthey fine? Ifs
the spirit of the place that I love. Os
wald, and it's the ideas of such men as
you that btlp'to bring out the 'best In
them. . -; '." -- - - ' "
. "They are a lot of cubs, gloomily.
"Well, they are. In the classes I
don't feel that way." I know they -are
going to be men some time, and I
want them to be the right sort, but
when I. see you frittering away your
time with them you with cltyonr pos
sibilities" " -.
'I love it" she asfeerted. "and when
1 can't have their admiration any more
I think the youth In me will die,, Os
wald." , .
.He glanced down at h?r. "But there
tre other things worth while love and
Me and tbe needs of humanity.
"I am not great enough for those
things,- obstinately. "Why didn't yon
fall in love with some other girl. Os
wald?" . . . . , ,
"Because you are' the one woman.
And I know you better than you do
yourself. Some day this will pall on
She t interrupted him. "I shan't
change." she said flippantly, "but if I
should I'll come to that stuffy little,
mussy little class room of yours and tell
They bad reached Lampson ball, and
he was forced to leave her. As she
made her way slowly back across tbe
campus her eyes were thoughtful. but
ner ears were sharpened to bear the
comments of the new boys.
"Who is she'" came an eager ques
tion. "Catherlue Newlands."
"She's a beauty
"My dear boy. s'be Is a Lack num
ber; She is twenty-eight if she's a
It-was the first note of disloyalty to
her queenship. mid the' man who had
said It for her to hear was sore over a
rebuff, bnt the light seemed to go out
if k the morning. - The old buildings
frowned rrlm nnd grrtv attove the hol
low square, a a A. to add to it all. In
through the l.U gate' came another
girl a little thiug with' a fluff of fair
iialr..' TIptllted on ber high heels, with
her pink ruffles floating about ber, she
was like n wild rose.
The boys on tbe campus fence bent
eagerly to watch tbe new arrival, and
the freshmen, debarred from tbe fence.
but bauging In groups about tbe big
gate., asked ihe question that bad so
oftenlhrilknl Catherlue Newlands:
"Who Is she?" ..
Ijiughing and nil a-flutter , with the
joy of tbe atteution she was exclling.
the other girl i-ame toward Catherine.
"Oh'. Miss Newlands." she gurgled,
"don't you reiueinlier me?!
"It's Grade AUendaler Catherine
said brig'jtly. "Why. tirade, when did
rn miiv imV" '
The other girl laughed delightedly.
"Yesterday. I think." she said, "when
mother told hie that I needn't go back
to school. I am going -to be here all
winter an3 have the time of my life.
Her Hps answered the older girl, but
her eyes -were on tbe. oys.And sud
denly she; v.ns swept .away.' with a
dozen laughing bids in her train, and
Catherine was left alone.
' One youngster ran back.
"You won't mind." he said boyishly
"We want to show ber things."
Catherine shook her head.
"No," .'she said slowly; . "I don't
But when be had gone she went out
of the big gate with lagging steps and
Late that afternoon ' Oswald Ware,
bending over a pile of papers In the
fusty, musty study, saw a vision of
light as Catherine in a filmy-flowered
gown came ln. - -
She sat down on tbe other side of his
"Oswald." . sbe said, "the queen la
dead. Long live tbe queen J"
"What do you mean?" he asked.
"I am a buck number. she said wist
fully. "I heard a boy say it And
Gracie Allendale has developed into a
tittle beauty, and they are flocking to
"She will never be as beautiful as
you." he said indignantly. A
"Ah. but she has youth." The girl
was silent for a moment; then, "Just
think of It" sbe said, "I am twenty-
"You are a mere child." be stormed.
Why. I Kam almost forty. You are a
A smile broke tbe corners - of ber
mouth. - -
"How nice It sounds to bear you say
it You are such a comfort Oswald."
"I wish you would let me show you
what there is iu life for you. dear
heart; such' big things as compared to
the little life of the campus."
"Ah. but youth is there." And her
eyes wandered out to tbe sunlighted
space under. the elms.
"And loveJs here," he said. . .
Then her eyes came back to him.
"That Is why I came." she said trem
ulously "that Is why 1 came to you.
Good Words for Chamberlain's Cough
!.-.,."- -:. t Remedy.. ' .
People everywhere take pleasure In
testifying to the good qualities of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. ' Mrs
Edward Phillips of Barclay, Md.,
writes: "I wish to tell you thai I can
recommend . Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. My little girl,' Catherine,
who Is two years old, has. been taking
this remedy whenever sbe has had
cold since she was . two months old.
About a month ago I contracted
dreadful cold myself, but I took Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy and was soon
as well as ever." This remedy Is for
sale by all druggists. , "
Valued 6ame as Gold.-
BO. Stewart, a merchant of Cedar
View, Miss:, says: I tell my custom
ers when they buy a box ot Dr. King's
New Life Pills they get the worth of
that much gold in weight, if afflicted
with constipation, malaria or bilious
ness." Sold tinder guarantee, at all
druggists. 25 cents. ; ' ; V
Humor cb2 Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
Love m?y. be a midsummer madness.
but It is. also - very frequently a mid
winter gladness. - -
j. The misguided and frenzied specula
tor Is feverishly dealing in futures, and
tee calculating blackmailer Is coming
behind hint coolly dealing In pasts.
The man-who says be likes to help
his wife clean bouse and proves It is a
cheerful liar, and bound to succeed in
whatever be undertakes, r '
You can't be said to be acquainted
with people until they are on borrow
ing terms. with you. , . -
You can't make fools of some men,
for Mother Nature has beat you to It
" "l . :, t -Some
men make love as if they were
feeding a thrashing machine.' "
It Is bard Twork getting ahead of a
cross' eyed man, for you never can tell
what he has got his eye on.
One of tbe delights of living In the
city is having a chance to spend your
vacation n the country. -
A. man may still be. in lore with his
wife, but when be forgets to praise bis
favorite dinner he cant prove it-
It is hard on the mental machinery
of tbe guilty participant when he tries
to lie like the innocent bystander. .
If you collect a quarter from every
man who tells you how to run your
business, tbe same business will, soon
be free from financial stress. r
The Dignified Gent.
The man who carries dignity
Has something of a load. - -
He must be looking all tbe time
Important as a toad.
He misses such a raft of fun .
Because he cannot play. -
But must remember who he Is
. Each .moment of .tbe day. -
He cannot when his spirits rise ' .T.
I Play leapfrog with tbe Jboys . ' -Nor
enter into on the green ' '
Such simple, harmless Joys.'
He must be Thinking of his shape
What tine he is awake.
Nor can hs'haif an hour unbend
For fear that he might break. - .
He cannot dance the highland fling
When fat the social whirl
He wants to do tbe cutup act
Before a- pretty girl.
He cannot at a baseball game
Make gestures with, bis face
Or use It for a megaphone
When some one steals a base.
All he can do Is stand around.
Look dignified and wise,
Just like-a porker in a show
Groomed up to take a prise.
He may .endure that kind of Ufe
And pleasure from It cull
And thoroughly appreciate ;
Tbe joy of being dull. ;
. tion. .
"He is trying to
"Is he trying rery
"Yes. but he to
mighty careful not)'
to try quite bard
-'-ard on Him.; -
"If you don't marry me I .'certainly
will shoot myself." ":. ; - .
"How nice:1 " r ,' - -'" ' :
"Why, you hard hearted girl!
"Oh. not at alt It will simply prove
my social worth." " i f. - -
"What do you mean?" f . . . " r
"I will have successfully' abated a
public nuisance." ..V:"-'.
Que or the Other.'. t
"What do you guess when you see a
man and woman walking down .the
street together and be is carrying ail
f tbe wraps?"; ; r -: '",v
"That'they are newly married, Ddtft
you?" - .'.' - - '- ' :'-. 'v
"Either that or she has him terror
ized." '.' : 1 : ; :' ;
'.- . ( ,.' " Her Reasoning.
"Are we going to bave an
buer ; r ' : '
"I don't think we can afford it.
"Then let's buy tt."
"What's your Idea?" . v
"Just to" show that we can,. ! ;
' GastrortamJc ' ''';
She is a peach all right I.
"That may do for September, bat in
June I prefer. another Mud."- ' -
"WhatXuidr v e ;--,' '
"Strawbirry short cafe- ,
' ' 3tarne Raasen.'TS'.--.: ' .
"Why " af- women talk .ao- much.
MaryT - v . '
. "Thy -3ac men talk so'inucn . abaat
women's talking so much,-Jobttr -
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