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THE .:AHGUS. TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1908.
THE ARGUS. '
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Tuesday, June 9, 1908.
Will tho prohibitionists let Spring.
eld pull off a corn exposition?
The rumble ofNthe Taft band wagon
even drowns out the boom of Can
. Taft being master of the situation
is naturally in a position neither to
give nor to offer a compromise to the
On a wager of ?3a cadet of a mili
tary school in Illinois ate a hoptoad
alive. Are the higher educational in
btitutions going back in a circle to
the days of the worst hind of savagery
asks the Baltimore American, indig
An Indiana man of 83 years of age
is starting for Alaska on his 45th un
successful pilgrimage for gold. His
life, remarks the New York Herald,
teaches young men two valuable les
sons the nobility of perseverance and
the elusiveness of riches.
The New York Tribune insists that
caution should be exercised in accept
ing the story that the Coey balloon
traveled more than 8iM miles in 11
hours. It says the maps make the
distance between Quincy and Clear
Lake a trifle more than 400 miles.
Besides, nothing less thau a hurricane
could have enabled an airship which
merely drifted to move at the rate of
75 miles an hour. The most remark
able feature of the aerial journey
fioni Illinois, to South Dakota "was the
direction taken by the Chicago, which
was northwesterly. The ' " longest
flights in the United States and Eu
rope have invariably been to the east
The only living American ex-president
celebrated; hi 71st birthday last
month!" Crover Cleveland has been a
private citizen for' 11 years. Benja
min Harrison lived eight, years after
his retirement, but Chester A. Arthur
survived less than 20 months. -Hayes
lived 12 years and Grant survived
for 25 years. Filmorc 21, Madison
and John Quincy Adams each 19, and
Jefferson 17 years.
in lMib tnere were three ex-presi-
dents still living Filmore, Pierce and
Buchanan but since 1875 there have
never been more than two alive at
the same time."
-r: Advertising Did It.
The expansion of the industries and
commerce of the entire west, is abso
lutely the work, of railroad builders
and advertisers, said Gilson Willets in
& recent article in Leslie's Weekly.
At the union station, St. Paul, I watch
ed 2,000 homcscekcrs embark, during
a single day, on trains of the Great
Northern and the Northern Pacific
all bound for the Dakotas. The two
railroads had induced those immi
grants to take up land. In other words
two railroads had advertised the Da
kotas and caused 2,000 persona to go
there and help build up that region
Tho railroads get tho credit, and it is
right that they should. But the pull
of the mediums that can thus populate
unsetted territory ought not to be
overlooked. The daily newspapers are
widely used by the railroads Willets
names. - .
Living Expenses. --
Is the cost of living cheaper or
dearer? , .
' This is the national issue with which
the masses of tho neonle are moreicon
cemed than wlththc patter of politi
cians or even tho important questions
pertaining to civic affairs.
Bradstreets, the great Amesican
financial authority and the. London
Economist, which is looked up to on
the other side of the water; agree that
there has been a decline in the cost of
commodities and staple prices are now
the lowest in three years.
During the first fou months of 1908
according to the English publication
there has been a decline in prices av
eraging 7 per cent and a drop from
the highest point, of last year to May
of this year of .15 per cent. A fall
of per cent from the top figures
of last' year is shown by Bradstreet'
index number ofNew York prices.
' But, while the commodities gener
ally have lowered in price,- tho cost
of the necessities of life is greater.
Bread and meat In March, show
ed as to the former an advance of 25
per cent overJtfarch, 1907, and as to
. the latter a decline in the whofesali
price of 2 per cent, which probably
does not affect the retail price to the
consumer. " V
Prices of packed provisions, accord
Ing to Bradstreet's figures, are down
per cent from last year, fruits 30 pen
cent, and leather, textiles, drugs, coali
and oil something like 10 per cent
Flour and canned vegetables are high
er. Metals like iron, tin and copper,
have fallen 30 to 50 per cent from a
year ago,, but utensils made, of these
materials do not figure expensively in
the ordinary budget of Jiousehold 4 ex
penses. - - .
For a long time the tendency has
been upward for living expenses, both
for necessities and luxuries. The rea
son is that the trusts, by means of
their combination, and the tariff, elim
inate domestic and foreign N;ompeti
tion. , ' . ' : .
The recent decline Is doubtless due
to the necessity the business world is
nder- of recovering from the recent
panic. . Prices of luxuries must be cut
or the people will not buy luxuries.
The prices of necessities are . raised,
and the prices of luxuries will also be
aised as soon as trade has been suffi
ciently revived. '
Fortunes in Waste.
Rubbish waste and useless stuff that
men threw away and paid to have Airt
ed off to the dump, was the' basil of
one of the greatest fortunes in England
and the stepping block to a peerage.
iajiu niaMiitiii, wuu uieu me oilier uuy,
had a career which was one of the
r i ifnni i j i .i 1 1 i
most remarkable romances the world
of invention and manufacture has ever
known! As a young man he was a
spinner in Yorkshire, who had master
ed his trade and owned some mills
For nearly 10 years all the profit from
his mills went into experimental ma
chinery for the utilization of the waste
of his factories. Then came the start
ling announcement that he had produc
ed a machine which at small cost turn-
d the rubbish into beautiful fabrics
The result is that today waste silk
pours into thd great Manningham mills
from all parts of the world, to come
forth worth hundreds of thousands of
In nature there is no waste. It is
only because of man's limitations that
the world is littered with what seems
to him rubbish. Some day a ray of
genius falls upon the dead heap of
waste and turns It into gold.
GOOD TIMES MOVE.
Drummers to Hold Prosperity Congress
In New York.
Comptroller Herman A. Metz of New
York, president of the commercial
travelers interstate prosperity con
gress, which Is to be held in New York
ity on Aug. 14 aud 1.1. has already rt
ceived letters aud telegrams promising
support from leading bushiest men iu
all parts of the United States. The
avowed object of the congress Is to
carry on the "let us alone" idea and
infuse a spirit of optimism and good
cheer into the business men of the
country.' . ' ' :;.",''
The con pt roller was enthusiastic the
other day over the prospect and Ihj-
ieves the congress will work wonders
toward restoring confidence in the fu
ture of the country.
"Prositerity abounds in this great
land today to a degree unprecedented."
said the comptroller, "despite all the
calamity hojvvlers , from here to the
river Styx to the contrary, and the
commercial travelers, who are always
on the move, can do more to spread
optimism through the land than any
other liody of men in the country.
"When over 3XU00 traveling men
get out on the road and talk of good
times and financial sunshine there will
be n renewal of business against which
even, that logy. the presidential year,
When asked what had been done In
the way of calling the attention of
American business men to the pro
posed conference he comptroller sa'd:
"We nave aauressea our can more
particularly to the territory commer
cially and industrially tributary to New
York and within the zone Ixmndedby
Philadelphia. Pittsburg. Buffalo and
Portland, Me., n section In which agri
cultural and Industrial conditions are
"I am certain that the message of
optimistic contidence that will go out
from the commercial travelers' inter
.state prosperity congrpss will lie an Im
portant factor In bringing about n re
vival of prosperity. We have had
many messages of good cheer from all
over the United States
"The fact that a few rich men have
lost money, that a few capitalists find
themselves possessed of fewer millions
than a year ago as measured in the
terms of stock exchange quotations,
means nothing to the rank and file of
"Trade has" been checked simply
through the paralysis of credit inci-
deutal to this Stock Exchange depres
sion, but the growing demand that pro
ceeds from IK) per cent of our popula
tion still exists and. will have to be
supplied, aud now Is the time to pre
pare ourselves for a revival of that de
mand, that will only be more Insistent
because for the past few months It has
beeu denied.' " ; . v
"The railways have promised to co
operate with us to the utmost extent
of their abilities. We recognize the j
Important part the transportation Inter-1
ests must bear In the restoration of j
prosperity. I believe the commercial ;
travelers are attempting something;
which uo other class dares undertake. i
We all realize that It is a tough propo-1
sitioh to-overcome the feeling which
has overtaken the business people since
last November." - .. ,;
. S. C. Mead,; secretary of the Mer-1
chants' association of New York, has!
written to Mr. Metz to say: .
"It gives us much pleasure to advise
you that the association will be de
lighted to place Its facilities at the dis
posal of the convention, offering for
the holding of the convention the use
of our auditorium, our largest room.?
- William Iloge, secr.etary of the pro
perity congress, who has had the or-;
ganlzmg of -, the association in nana.
said that the individual councils, of the
United Commercial Travelers' associa
tion, whose headquarters are at Colum
bus, O., and those of the Commercial
Travelers' .Protective association, with
headquarters in St Iouis. had taken
up the project aud were doing all that
could be done to help the good cause
. William McCarroiL president of the
New .York Board of Trade aud Trans
portation association and a member of
the public service commission, said
that be Vas heartily in favor of the
proposed prosperity congress. V
"Conditions are much better west or
the Afleghunies." said Mr." McCarroIL
"thau they are iu the east, trincipally,
I believe, because it is farther from
the financial center than the country
east of the Allegbanies. We need
something more Nthau talk to restore
confidence and revive trade, but 1 am
very hopeful that everything will boom
again after the presidential nomina
tions are made:" v
'The prosperity congress movement
was started under the joint auspices of
the United Commercial Travelers, with
18.000 members, and the Travelers'
Protective association with 38.000
members. Mr, Metz was a "drummer"
on the road for several years, belong
ing to the T. V. A., and it was because
of this fact that lie: was Invited to be
come head of the movement.
xThe programme of the two days' con
vention Is as follows:
Friday. Aug. 14 Public convention,
to be addressed by leading Itizeus and
prominent national oflicials.
Saturday. Aug. 13 Banquet, amateur
sports and ball, at tho Manhattan
Two passengers ou an Atlantic liner.
one au American and tho other an Eng
Iishinan,.did not exchange the farewell
courtesies when the steamer reached
her pier usual between voyagers who
have occupied adjoining staterooms
and hobnobbed' during au ocean voy
age. A plausible explanation wa3
vouchsafed by the American.
During the voyage the Englishman
persisted In v fraternizing with the
Americau in a most obtrusive and au
noylug manner. ' Within two days of
Boston the Englishman one morning
hunted up the American aud found him
iu apparent despondency, gazing sea
ward from the hurricane deck.
"Confounded blue this morning, old
chap. What's the matter?'' And the
Britisher slapped his companion oa the
back. " ' ' "
"Matter enough," growled the Amer
ican. "Ship's- lost. Captain don't
know which way to steer.' Forgotto
wind the eoniiass last night."
The Englishman listened with mouth
agape, then -rushed - off to. tell his
friends of the consequential mishap,
Evidently the gullible Britisher was
"pushed along" for some time until be
found everybody guying him.
Osmon'.s is the passage of a liquid
or a gas through a membrane. Some
times medicines are administered in
this way. But bow far we are from
understanding the details of this sub
ject as related to the human body Is
indicated by some experiments of Pro
fessor Louis Kahlenberg. All attempts
to introduce lithium salts into the sys
tern by absorption through the skin
have failed, and yet the same salts
make their way readily through the
mucous membrane. ' When the feet are
soaked in, a solution of hydrochloric or
sulphuric acid, au alkaline reaction
Quickly takes place Internally. But
citric acid refuses to act the same way,
although both of the acids have a sim
ilar effect when taken through the di
gestive tract. Sulphuric acid, then
has quite a different physiological ef
feet when it enters through the skin
Instead of through the mouth. Living
membranes act differently with regard
to osmosis from dead ones, aud the
same membranes which behave alike
with regard to some substances behave
very differently from one another with
regard to other substances.
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Humor 07:0 Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
- PERT PARAGSAPHS. , ..
Sometimes when a man has- no
ground for divorce he , endeavors to
rent bis neighbor's.
When you smile at trouble, it some
times takes that as an invitation.
The wrinkles in our faces are rarely
taused by the. bard work we do. -
An ounce of prevention may be wortb
pound of cure, but a pound of cure
i worth a small fortune.
would rather be
' contrary than
right any day.
A girl's Idea of
a good time is all
play and a dish
of ice cream.
There la no question that the citizen
who sleeps out loud Is an undesirable
It is a good thing to work hard, but
a bard thing to work good.
Some people are dissatisfied the mo
ment they find themselves completely
There would be no fun in It if we
were .all on the same side of the ques
Some people are such good" material
that they Just can't help making fools
of themselves. . , ,
A June Spasm.
TIs good to be alive In June,
When all the world Is new.
When fields are in their emerald garb
And skies above are blue;
The threshold of the harvest time, .
When, with her cheeks aglow.
Old Mother Earth expectant waits
' Her bounty to bestow.
The cherry trees Inviting stand.
With ripened fruit aflame.
And in their summer setting bright
Look good enough to frame.
The sod is soft as velvet way
And yielding to the tread.
While modest Httlo yellow flowers
Look from their lowly bed.
The air Is fragrant with the breath
From fields of clover bloom.
And every' gentle broeze is rich
With nature's sweet perfume.
The bees their simple measure hum
Around the sheltered hive.
And, sizing up the case all roundi
Tis well to be alive.
Day of the Airship. -
When the airship arrives and every
family has a neat, serviceable family
carryall -tbo-yoa 1 -proWfmnay 4e soJv-
eZPliy a' universal "'TSiJgval fori" to the
tropics during the winter months.
What is to hindertho man who only
needs a stout heart and l." cents' worth
of gasoline to travel where he will
from packing up his family at the first
approach of winter and going where
they can live on bananas aud other
things to be bad for-the picking?
There is no reason why man should
not migrate as the birds do as soon as
the airship begins to live up to the ad
vertisement. He can take his loved
ones and flit to some sunny spot below
the snow line and then write back ag
gravating postal cards asking the coal
man what he is going to do about it.v
Knocking a Weapon.
' HIT 4. 1- II t i. 1 lit. II A-
jxpeui u Kin anyuuiig uu mat
"Nothing but time."
"Pshalv, vou will do well If you kill
Itlme wifi ft!"
It's Headed This Way.
I wish that May
In garb of green
Would ever stay
A smiling queen.
For then might we
With Hps that smile
So gladsome be
! Most all the while.
But May, sweet May,
Is bound to pass;
Bhe will not stay.
The winsome lacs.
Comes in her stead
It makes us sigh
Hot, screaming, red
Fourth of July.
' Of Course.
"Why does a woman always want to
be In style r, .
"Give it up."
'But it is so easy."
"Because.lt la unfashionable not to."
: - ' .- -
Born That Way.
"What makes you act so foolish?1
asked the exasperated lady.
"Conies natural," . solemnly replied
the offending-youth. . . , -
No Defeat, Though.
"lie met his Lu at a bathing beach."
"In-the sea all of the time.".
"Then he met his water Lu."
Never Was There.
"I am sure of one thing."
, "There's plenty of room at the top.
"How do you know?"
Any woman will tell you. that
when she bakes beans she
bakes them in the oven. Soaks
v them over night parboils them
in two waters then puts them
in the oven to bake. There
they stay all day and
-i . a a .
all night. That's the old-fashioned way and HEINZ Baked
Beans are baked by similar methods, only in ovens that are a little
larger and more convenient. - -; -
, You never ate baked beans so good as HEINZ so clean -and
wholesome for after they are done to a rich, oolden brnwn thmimri
and through, they are sealed in tins without solder, and thoroughly
Sliergus Daily Short Story
"Seizing the Opportunity." By J. Ludlum Lec.
Copyrighted. 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
The A Idol's week end party was In
full swing. Tlie girls, iu dainty mus
lins or smartly tailored liuen suits,
were strolling about, with the men in
white flannels, making a charming
picture on the green lawn ami shod
owy piazza. v '
Mrs. Alder was swinging. In the
hammoi.'k, pushing herself back and
forth with her daintily shod foot,
while iu a cozy armchair by her idi
sat Fred Marshall peacefully smoking
"It strikes my verdant youn.? brain."
he began, "that's it's about time those
two people were married, settled down
and lived happily afterward."
--He pointed to a couple In the swing
ing seat under the maple tree.
"Marriedr echoed Mrs. Alder. '
"Married is the exact and, I believe,
correct word," reassured Fred. "You
shouldtmderstand the significance of
the word, my dear Dolly. You're mar
ried yourself If I'm not .mistaken."
-".'Why, Billy Richards would never
dare to ask a stunning girl like Mar
tha Vandercook to marry him. The
Idea is preposterous!" said Dolly Al
der as she cave, herself a vigorous
Want to bet on it?" asked Fred.
My dear boy, it would be like rob
bing the , blind. Billy Richards is a
sort of tame cat to Martha. Yon can
generally find him purring to himself
in some corner, and iu case she wants
him lie's very apt to stretch himself
and come at her bidding, but marriage
"I'll grant you there's something of
the feline in him," said Fred. "He's
"THAB'S THK STOVE, 8IRti AtD HERB'S TBS
glow and sure, but when he sees his
opportunity hell Jump at it, all right
and probably land his mouse. ' I'll tell
you what, he continued I u wager
you six perfectly good pairs of gloves
against a pint of half roasted peanut3
that they marry within six months,'
"Well,, of course, in these hard times
I cannot afford to throw away six pairs
of gloves." soliloquized Dolly, "but,
frankty,. I-feel, as If I were taking
money from a child. Ilowever, the bet
, Harry Alder came from the house at
this moment and went to th rail of
the piazza, scanned the various groups
of men and girls and at last cried out
to Billy and Martha In their cozy
"I say, Billy llichards. It's time you
had a bit of exercise, and I .wish yon
Three Kinds With Tomato Saacc; Plaim Perk and Beans
(Boston Style) ; Vegdariu withaat Perk,
sterilized to bring the beans to your table as pure as
when baked. Wouldn't you prefer beans baked this
way to beans boiled in soldered cans? Then tell
your grocer to give you HEINZ Baked Beans.
- Sold by .all grocers loc, 15c, 20c, '
v. . " according to size. -
or H. J. HEINZ CO., Pittsburgh, Pa.
would run the launch around t the
public 'dock and fcet the tank filled
with gasoline fur our afternoon fishing
trip." he cried, with a merry twinkle
in liis blue eyes. "And. by the way.
Martha, would you mind poiug along
and scciug that he buys gasoline -and
not other spirituous liquors around
there? Billy's been awfully absent
minded of late."
Billy stretched himself, .and then
Martha and lie went down and loos
ened the little launch Barbara from
her moorings and were soon on tholr
way around the point to the public
dock. Martha made a picture at the
wheel while Biily busied himself with
the little engine. . ,
, "Billy Richards," sn'd Martha, mean
while steering the little launch In and
out between the larger boats that lay
lu , the bay, "the longer I know vou
the more stupid you seem to grow."
"Martha, my dear gitl." answered
Billy, "men with great minds gret
thinkers are seldom great tajkers. ar.d
I'd have you to know thnt becnese
don t say. things Is no sign that I do
not think them."
Billy's. chest seemed to expand with
this statement. Martha turned and
looked at him Incredulously.
"It may be that I have done you aa
Injustice! Billy," she said, "but as
recall the past seven years I look in
rain for any sreat thoughts, deeds or
speeches of yours. Surely great men
Bay . something sometimes."
She let go of the steering w!i?pl and
rr.rned to see the effect of her sting
ing sarcasm. It was a bad move, for
they had reared the dock, and the
Barbara struck hard, throwing Martha
down on ber knees. . "
Here was Billy's chance to sr.y some
thing rather pertinent, but .he let It
pass, with the host of other lost oppor
tunities. Billy was a wiser man than
any of them thought
The boatman made them fast to the
float, and Billy helped Martha out" as
he gave orders to have the tank filled.
lie then followed Martha up the run
way which connected the lloat wit")
the land." The tide was very low, aud
the sandy bottom was eacily visible
through the clear, ehallow water.
Martha stared down at some large
black object in the sand. Billy stared
"Why; it's n stove, Martha!" exclaim
ed Billy. "Now, if we only had that up
here on dry laud we could go to- house
keeping right away. Eh, girlie, couldn't
When soup and gravy
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delightfully flavored, you
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Martha clutched the ran.
"Is this a proposal, BillyT she asked
in odd tones.
"I guess it is, dear at least" "aid
Billy as he put his sunburned hand
over hers, "I've been trying to ask you
for the past seven years, and now I've
done it all of a sudden, with the kiteh-.
en furniture thrown in. What's my
was eagerly waiting for tho
answer wuen.n tail coiorea man aress-.
ed in black frock coat, white tie and
. a i . - i . i . a m. i .t. -
vest ana siik uui luucueu mux ou uiw
"Thar's the stove, sir,!, and here's
the parson," and with a low, sweep
ing bow, hat in hand, he bent his old
back before them.
Tho situation was irresistible, and
all three, regardless of race, creed or
color, joined in a. hearty laugh.
' "I'm afraid the odds are very much
against me," parried Martha. "It
would seem that the only way out. of
it is for me Jo say 'Yes.' Let's "go
home and tell Dolly."
. As a rule, FIHy was not considered a
charitable mail, biit he turned to the
old colored preacher who had helped
to shape his destiny and handed him
a crisp yellow backed bill.
"Treat the congregation to popcorn
and lemonade, won't you?" he said as ,
he followed Martha down the runway.',"
They were .swim rounding the polpt
and In great glee they landed at the
Alders' float The house party await
ed them on the piazza. Billy helped'
Martha across the lawn, over many
Imaginary stones and up the steps.'.
His face had taken on a boyish look.,
while Martha was more beautiful
than ever. ". . . . :.
"I wish I had a lemonade," sighed
"All right," said their host "What
will you have. Fred?" "" ' ' i
Fred glanced first at the young coo-,
pie, who had Just stepped on tha
porch, then slowlyturjied and looked'.,
at his hostess. Dolly Alder. . ,
"I believe I'll take a pint of peanuts.
If you don't mind."
A Foe to Malaria.
That most animals have some spe
cific function to perform is well known.
Now scientists claim that a . species
of fish exists In Australian waters
which feeds on the larvae of mosqui
toes and so reduces the prospects of,
malaria. It belongs to a family of car
nivorous or flesh eating fish which is -frequently
found in the temperate and
iropic zones and usually hi shallow,
water. Very small in size, being onlyf
Kbout one and a half to .two inches ln
length, it has, in the male, yellow and v
black striped fins, while the eye is of
a bright blue. The fins during certain. ;
seasons of the year acquire great brll -llancy.
most . ...
'm- Sixty-six r
fl years , C
II ' of II.
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