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ITH1C ARGUS. TUESDAY. JUNE 2. 1908.
' SKIE ARGUS.
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Tuesday, June 2, 1908.
The matter with Kansas this year
seems to be that it' is in need of 21,140
men and 1,975 teams of horses from
outside states to help harvest the
Some physicians who are criticising
the growing use of paid newspaper
advertisements by doctors, are among
the most eager to get all the free ad
The Rock Island has declared not
only Its entire willingness, but Us
earnest " desire to ' adjust the down
town track question on an equitable,
reciprocal basis-. Now let ua hear
Irom the other roads officially on the
A somewhat Interesting difference
of opinion between President Roose
velt and Secretary Taft has already
developed as to the chairmanship of
the national republican committee.
The question of course hinges on the
man most capable of getting the
The death of former Senator James
K. Jones of Arkansas removes one
of the ' most picturesque figures in
American politics. Democratic na
tional manager in both of Bryan's
presidential campaigns, a man of pure
and noble heart, and of the highest
impulses, he was, too, a statesman
of the old school, respected by all and
loved by his associates.
vision. This will subtract somewhat
from their value as test performances.
For this very reason there will possi
bly be more or less dissatisfaction
with the result, but it is not likely to
take the form of open outbreak in either
country. Panama needs the. support
ing, arm of the American government.
Cuba can resume control of itself
through the demonstration of electoral
sufficiency. , . .. . , .. , ,
Klect Ions Abroad. '
There Is no such test of the capac
ity of a people for self-government as
that afforded by the selection of offic
ials by popular vote. For this reason
the elections soon to be held In Cuba
and Panama will be looked forward to
with great public interest. The con
duct of the elections in both instances
will be largely under American super
W. J. Bryan made a speech at Bone
steel, & D., Friday night in which he
outlined the issues on which the de
mocracy will contest the election in
November. In addition to the well
fixed democratic contentions for legis
lation to suppress trusts and reduce
the trust 'begetting tariff, and for the
election of senators by the people, Mr.
Bryan declares the party will ask for
legislation to protect bank depositors
and . prevent panics. Will oppose the
imperialistic increase of the army and
navy, will ask legislation In the mat
ter of railroads which will protect the
public vfrom watered stock and ficti
tious capital, for as Mr. Bryan puts
it, it is impossible to fix just rates
. for railroads until we know what they
cost. With the above questions set
tled right the country would be in the
finest condition, with the fairest fu
ture in all history.
The Currency Crime.
"Dead and damned!" was the'epl
taph a famous democratic editor once
wrote" at the close of a democratic
congress which had proved itself the
enemy of the common interests and
servant of public enemies.
' There docs not appear to be even a
half dozen republican United States
senators big enough, broad enough, far-
sighted enough and sufficiently patrl
otic to save honest party organs of
the republican party, if there are any
Buch, from the humiliation of being
compelled by honesty to repeat that
epitaph "when the present congress
dies none too soon.- In advance of the
adjournment of congress, and In an
ticipation of the republican . congress
passing the obnoxious "emergency!
currency" bill, the" Philadelphia North
American, a republican paper, but not
"an organ" says: , . ... .
"The republican party is about to go
before the people with the mongrel,
hybrid, cheating, swindling thing la
beled the Aldrich-Cannon " currency
bill as its claim to the ballots of Amer
ican workers and business men. al
ready long-suffering , and embittered
victims of the gamblers of New York.
"It has been whipped through the
house to the shame of the men who
have stilled their own convictions and
crouched cowards under the'lash of the
.' vulgar tyrant In the speaker's chair for
fear of his threat to deprive, them of
their slices from 'the pork barrel
their appropriations in the' omnibus
buildingill. . - ' -
"It will be whipped through the sen-
TRADES (yffgfi COUNCIL ' n
ate In ' like fashion, .in air likelihood,
tnanks to the feebleness of the demo
cratic minority, playing the donkey's
role as usual in their inability to see
the chance to gain favor by a filibuster
that would be patriotic statesman
ship. ' : T ' " . ... -'-i. '.r
"Worst of all, we believe that Roose-
velt will make the bill a law by sign
ing it. He will hurt his country and
his party not by lack of courage or of
good intent. He will do this sin be
cause of lack of understanding.
"In grasp of financial questions he
Is an infant. He trusted Cottelybu.
That was excusable. But he continued
to trust him after last December. And
now again, with the TjCst of motives, he
will commit one of those blunders
which Talleyrand rightly called 'worse
than a crime.' , . '
"Are there not two or three men in
the. United States senate not too deaf
to hear the stern warning of all the
legitimate business Interests of Amer
ica? - v
"Has not Roosevelt enough friends
there to save him from himself?"
"Are there .not enough loyal repub
licans to keep the party from being
rushed into gravest peril by this foist
ing upon the people at the dictates of
a- Wall street, a .law Immeasurably
worse than the one : condemned by
practically every organized business in
PIE FOR CANAL WORKERS.
Big Bakery Established at Cristobal.
Panama, to Fill Long Felt Want;
Official announcement has been made
that all arrangements bare been per
fected to furnish pies, pastry, . rolls
and ice cream to employees on the
Panama canal. It is "expected thaf
with the advent of these necessaries
of life on the isthmus canal construe
tlou will progress to a speedy ternilua
The commissary .department of the
canal administration has established
a big bakery at Cristobal, and it is
from this bakery that pies, pastry, rolls
and the like will be furnished to ho
tels, messes and employees In gen
eral. The official pronouncement of
the facts is contaiued in the last Issue
of the CanaL Record, which is the offi
cial organ of the canal administration.
Assurance is given that pastry of a
satisfactory quality will be produced.
It is also given out that "owing to the
fragile nature of i the articles It will
be impossible to deliver them except
through the local commissaries."
An ice cream' factory will soon be
established by the commissary depart
ment, and Ice cream will be made sc
runs the official assurance by an
experienced - manufacturer from the
States, who will use nothing but the
most modern methods and the most
Improved machinery. Milk will be
obtained from New York in cold stor
age. With pies. cake, ice cream and like
essentials of mortem cornfort.lt is Cx
pected the employees will be much
better satisfied and that the labor prob
lem will be largely simplified. The
commissary department has had no
trouble turnishing bread, but It has
Just discovered, to Its complete satis
faction, that pie and Ice cream make
np the staff of life.
BY AUTO TO A CONVENTION
Illinois Delegates Will Go to Denver
In Motor Car Train.
Roger C. Sullivan, national Demo
cratic committeeman from Illinois, has
chartered an automobile train to con
vey a number of the Illinois delegates
to the national convention in Denver
Committeeman Sullivan's party will
leave Chicago on June, 27, arriving
in Denver on July 4. The train will
be composed of four Studebaker tour
ing cars and a commercial wagon
built by the same firm, to be used as a
The trip will be made 05 easy
stages, as on account of the numerous
receptions which will be planned at
the different towns through which the
train will pass the going will average
about 125 to 150 miles a day. One of
the most important stops will be mad?
at Lincoln, Neb., the home of W. J.
Tickets for the trip win be issued on
the same plan as those , used in rail
road traveling, and the fare will be
Identical .with that charged by the
standard railways to the delegates who
prefer traveling by rail.. These tickets
will be countersigned by the mayors
of the various towns through which
the delegates pass.
This is the first time In the history
of American transportation that auto
mobiles have been utilized for long
distance passenger service In competi
tion with trunk line railroads.
Supposing the Ax Had Fallen!
Some years ago an Inquisitive med
leal student, while examining a guil
lotine In a big waxworks exhibition in
London, tctok it into his head that the
sort of yoke which fits down on the
shoulders of the criminal to hold him
in bis place would not be sufficient to
confine n person who struggled. .
.His curiosity on that point led him
to watch till the place was empty,
when he actually put himself in, let
ting down the yoke. "He soon found.
however, that he was quite unable to
lift it, and It at once flashed into his
mind that the sharp ax suspended over
his neck might not be-firmly fixed or
it would fall, as' it should, with a
lie was afraid to, struggle lest the
shaking should bring it down and at
once deposit his head in. the basket of
sawdust below him, into which bis
eyes were of necessity steadily look-
in"'. . ' ' "
' Having stayed. ; some time In this
plight, he was overjoyed tohear the
Better Knowledge of Sanitation
Long Step for Health, Doc
' tors Are Told.
BOSTON MAN ON THE PROGRAM
First Session of American Medical
Association for Scientific Dis- .
cussion Is Held. ,,
Chicago, June 2. The first general
meeting of the American Medical asso
ciation for scientific discussion .was
held today. Addresses of welcome
were ' made by Governor Deneen,
Health Commissioner Evans of Chi
cago, and Dr. Henry D. Favill, presi
dent of the Chicago Medical society
An address by Dr. Herbert L. Burrell
of Boston, president-elect, was a feat
ure of the program. He advocated the
better education of the public in sani
tation through the public schools, that
physicians might have more intelligent
cooperation from the people.
Would Appeal to Praia. .
Burrell said the greatest power for
diffusing information was the public
press, and he believed if the doctors
would be frank with the press the lat
ter would be honest in disseminating
that knowledge which the medical' pro
fession desired should reach the peo
Pie. . - "' . ,
LETTER CARRIERS ELECT
Illinois Association Picks R. F. Halmer
of Joliet as President.
Danville, 111., June 2. The 10th an
nual convention of the Illinois State
Letter Carriers' association was held
here yesterday. Officers were elected
as follows :
President R, F. Halmer, Joliet.
Vice President Charles Haungs, Pe
Secretary M. T. Fennan, Blooming
Treasurer H. F. Parker. Elgin.
Executive Committee Emil Ander
son, Kewanee, chairman; H. M. Buck
Hoopeston; G. W. Eldridge, Mattoon;
G. W. Burch, Mattoon: C. W. Becker.
Moline; F. A. Rice, Blue Island; G. II
Hubbard, Rockf ord. .' :
Organization Committee C. W. Huf-
fer, Chicago; Samuel Specker, Spring
field; J. E. Hlatt, Danville; F. W. Bla
dell, Rock Island; J. H. Kelker, Quin
cy; W. F. Hill, Granite City.
Champaign was chosen as the next
meeting place. The 80 delegates In at
tendance were eptertained by a recep
tion and banquet last-night. Reports
of the officers show the organization in
a4tewihiiia6iniiMHi wail un gul
late the carriers for getting an increase
in salaries, as provided in a bill re
centiy passed by congress.
approach of a visitor, whom he im
plored to release hfm. It was in vain.
"I'm thinking," said the gentleman,
a Scottish visitor to the metropolis, to
his wife, "that he must be hired to
show how the thfng acts, and I thiuk
we'd letter not Interfere."
So the luckless student was left till
one of the attendants came in and
made fast the ax before releasing him
from his predicament The ax was
afterward removed and laid by the
side of the structure to prevent future
For a Sprained Ankle.
As usually treated, a sprained ankle
will disable the injured person for a
month or more, but by applying
Chamberlain's Liniment and observ
ing the directions with each bottle
faithfully, a cure may be effected in
many cases in less than one week's
time. This liniment is a most remark
able preparation. Try it for a sprain
or bruise, or when laid up with chron
ic or muscular rheumatism, and you
arc certain to be delighted with the
prompt relief which It affords. For
sale by all druggists.
The less religion a man has ihe mow-
he thinks his wife ought to have. Chi
cago News. ' .-.
, With June weddings ' and
commencement at hand the
gift question ia Indeed perti
nent, and the least that we,
can say Is that everybody
likes this store likea the
goods likes the service
likes the prices. ' ..
And this is what backs
our faith in the storcas a
whole so many people look
through the other stores and
then buy here.
"When a soft refreshing
breeze blows from the south
there's no need of a fan."
Humor on? Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
It la foolish to worry, bat If yon
must do it get some one to pay you a
alary for it '
Next to having some one with yon
who is fond of you comes meeting oc
casionally the person who hates the
name person- you do
The only safe way to entertain some
people is to show them the door.
The thing most repugnant to the
feelings of most women ia last year's
Sometimes it is his wild or.ts that
won't let a man rest, and sometimes it
la only his tame corns.
Some girls really have a complexion
as beautiful as that of a brand new
The Idle 'rich make it necessary for
most of us to earn more than one liv
Some men are honest because they
can't help It, and some are honest be
cause others can't help it
It Is easy enough to solve another
person's problem unless you are first
required to put yourself in his place.
The Grand Occasion.
What's the occasion
For Joy and noise
Enough to fill
The whole air
And part of
Listen and you can guess.
The home team won
A ball game
.From their hajd rivals.
Isn't that enough
A combination Fourth of July
And a train wreck?
Should modesty prevent
From letting the-- people of Mara
Know all about it?
Hated rivals must ''"
Bite the dust
While we bite pie.
By O. Washington, - ' '
Of N. Bonaparte
And successful bouts
By that celebrated scrapper
Alex the Great.
They are not in it
With the grand.
Victory of the home team.
Get out the megaphone,
And the tin horn
And let.'er go, Gallagher.
To Be Pitied.
"He has a high
"Yes; too bad."
"That he is
such a poor
"I wonder why we never can get
fresh vegetables when we come to the
country tor the summer."
"Thrift, my boy, thrift" .
"As how?" ;
"They can them."
"To nourish us when we come to the
country for fresh things next summer.
Matter of Economy.
"Don't you know that it is very on
healthy to drink coffee?" '
"Maybe it is, but I have to do it"
"A slave to the liabit?"
"Not exactly, but the price of, my
meals is the same whether I drink-it
or not, and I have to get away with
at least a cup at each meal to get eveiu
with the landlady."
Couldn't Tell. ; 1
"Now, Jnst don't worrv."
"Why not?" .
"Er er what did you say?"
"I said. Why not?" , i
"Why, you chuckle headed idiot
don't you know it is rank heiesy to
ask such a question?"
Couldn't Believe It.
"They are not married." -
"But I happen to know that they
'."He is actually polite to her."
... His Opinion.
"Is he a mau of good Judgment?"
', "I don't know." '
. "What Is your opinion?"
"Well, if he has good Judgment he
,lust have all fired bad l.uck."
. What Tommy Thought
"Mr. Brown is such a funny man,
mamma."' - '
"Why; Tommy?" .
" 'Tause be alius goes barefooted a
tbe top of his head." '
to-day he would
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without solder there is no lead to come in contact with the con
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When you ask for baked beans get baked beans.
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StjeTIrgus Daily Short Story
"Sinclair's Strategy." By Henry Haven.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
"Our dance, I believe, Miss Trent" 1
Dick Underby whisked Myra away,
and to Fred Sinclair, with a declara
tion of love trembling,, upon his tongue,
it seemed that Myra went with ill
omened eagerness. Underby hurried
Myra off to the dancing floor, but Sin
clair remained in the conservatory and
made rude remarks to the tiny foun
tain playing in the fern lined basin.
All the season it had been a race be
tween himself and Uuderby for Myra's
favor, and now the season was closing
with the Dagmar dance, yet neither of
the two men bad been skillful enough
to evade Myra's innocent stratagems
and make his avowal of love.
5 Both had come to. the dance deter
mined to put his. fate to the test for.
on the morrow Myra was to leave town
for a long visit to distant relatives.
Perhaps had there been but one suitor
his persistence might have been re
warded by opportunity, but Underby
and Sinclair unconsciously aided Myra
In her evasions by Interrupting the oth
er at crucial moments. When the last
dance hud leen played 'and the guests
were departing Sinclair realized, with
sinking heart, that his opportunity was
Uuderby, too, was heart heavy with
disappointment and chagrin still show
ed in his face when he came to the
station the following afternoon .to see
Myra Trent off. Sinclair was there.
but upon his face was a smile of such
satisfaction as made Underby wonder
if perhaps Sinclair had fouud bis .op
portunity, after all.
There was a stir as the train pulled
in, and under cover of the confusion
Sinclair handed a package to Miss
"It's the newest detective story." he
explained. "1 know that you like ail
sorts of mystery stories. I have taken
the liberty of adding a homemade puz
rle In case you find the book too short"
Myra smiled appreciatively. She pre
ferred cryptograms to chocolates, rid
dles to roses. She had won many mag
azine contests of this sort in her youth.
She found Sinclair's present more ac
ceptable than Underby's violets, and
as soon as she had settled herself in
her Pullman section she unwrapped
As she ran over the pages an envel
ope dropped out It contained a single
sheet of note paper. . and in Sinclair's
copperplate handwriting was this note:
Kara Myra Eble, , ech kun helpo da
Un-chl ahlostlo. vl trovoa iom da mal
faclleco komprenl la sencon de tin-chl
aendltajho. sed mi sciaa kc vi sliataa
labor! Je enigmoj. kay pro tlo ml sendas
ai vi tuln chl letercton. Qhi sciigrns al vl
tlon klon Ti ne pormesas ke ml ucilju ai
vl persona; ' ill vin omas, karullno. ka
vl igoa min la plej.fellcha viro en la
tnondo per la unu vorto "Jca."
'Myra smiled as she studied the odd
J amble, of words. Many of them looked
fainiliar. There was no mistaking
"enlgmoj." "Mondo? was clearly the
"world." and "labori" was "labor."
Other words were of familiar aspect
and, then there were some that were
It iplght be a combination of the
"hog Statin" of childhood days and the
real Latin of the college course, but an
hour's study showed' many words not
to ca aacountea ior on any sucn ny
pothes!s. The more she studied the
more firmly convinced was Myra that
this was svme new form of cryptogram
invented Sinclair to divert her on
ner rwo aay trip.
She. was Atlll studying tbe slip of pa
per -when th torter came around to
make up hen b th, and in the troubled
Bleep wnicn tin. ice tne mgnt journey
strange comtjnaiions of letters danced
before her eysv
When she cime back from breakfast
ia the diner trfe next morning the por
ter approached ".with a small package.
"A gemman Apue tole me ib sou. dis
Noah Webster was brought tip '
in New England on baked beans. ,
His mother didn't boil them or steam
them and call them baked. She
really baked them. , ' , "
Later on, Noah mote a diction
ary. That dictionary is still an
authority. In it iVebster defines
" bake " as " to prepare or cook food i
in dry and continued heat, as in an oven." If
here In de nio'uln'." he announced as
he handed ihe package to Myra, The
girl's face brightened as she recognized
Sinclair's bnndwriting. "This" evi
dently contained the key. She would
not have to puzzle longer.
.' From tbe package dropped a small
booklet with "Esperanto Key" on the
cover page. Myra had beard of the
"universal language" and had heard
also that It requirl but half an hour
to become familiar with the grammar.
So. after all. her mystery was nothing
but a letter in Esperanto, and tbe tin
raveling would come in a brief hour.
She was half inclined to regret that the
6 HE WKOTE OCT A ONE WORD UES9AQK,
mystery would solve Itself so quickly
ns she thought of the long day's ride
But in this thought she was wrong.
for, although the hey was accompanied
by a larger dictionary and she found
the few rules absurdly simple, these
were but part of the mystery.
The book laid 6tress upon accents as
essential to the understanding of the
words, and Sinclair's letter was en
tirely wanting in accents, nor could
she find some of his words In the dic
It was not until late in the afternoon
that she stumbled upon the explana
tion. "Shlosllo" she could not find,
but under the accented S's she found
slos." meau'.ug Jtt ..lock, and "io" an
i i na
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some if a little
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the unusual benefits to be
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Webster were alive
Instrument, and decided that a lock In
strument was a key. With this clew
as to the surplus h's which replaced
the acceuts on preceding letters she
soon had the translation written out
Dear Myra Perhaps even with the alt
of this key you will have some small dif
ficulty in getting at the sense of this let-
tor. but 1 know that. you like to puzzla
over enigmas, and it Is for. this reason
that 1 am sending you this note. It la
to tell you what you will not let me tell .
In person. I love you, dear, and you will
make no the happiest man on earth with
the one word "Ves."
Myra allowed the paper to flutter to
the floor as she stared out of tbe win
dow on tbe glory of tbe western sun
set toward which they were flying.
She was half pleased, half angry. , at
the declaration. This was her first sea
son lu society, and she was not mind
ed to give up her liberty so soon, and
for that reason she had evaded Sin
clair's declarations. She did not wish
to say yes so soon, and she could
not say him no.
Slie remembered how Nancy Bald-.
win had been the. belle of one' season '
sud during the next bad been almost
completely monopolized by Ben Trayer.
Myra had planned to have another year
of freedom before she should be led
captive by Cupid.
But in the end an amused smile play
ed about her I Ins as she thourrht of
Sinclair's strategy, and when the porter
came through the car to light the gaa,
wrote out a one word message, "Yes."
Her uncle was at the station the next
morning to greet her and to hand her
a yellow envelope. '
"This came Just as I was leaving tbe
house," he said. "I hope that it does
uot contain bad news."
Myra tore open tbe envelope and read
the short message. . .
I am coming on." Sinclair wired,
"to tell it over again In English and
pantomime." ' -
"It's good " news very good news,"
said Myra, smiling softly, as she looked
up into her uncle's anxious face, for.
after all. pantomime, not Esperanto, if
properly expressed, is the universal
language of love.
Thinks It Saved His Life.
Lester M. Nelson of Naples, Maine,
says in a recent letter: "I have used
Dr. King's New Discovery many years,
for coughs and. colds, and I think it
saved my life.- I have found it a re
liable remedy for throat and lung com
ulaints, and would Yio more be without
a bottle than I would be without
food." For nearly 40 years New Dis-.
covery has stood at the head of throat
and lung remedies. As a preventive
of pneumonia' and healer of. weak
lungs it has no equal. Sold under
guarantee at all druggists. 50 cents
and $1. Trial bottle free.
most, famous cooks'
III li fl P l,n I A 3iSH r--u