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.THE AIIGUS, WEDNESDAY. .TtiLY 1. 1908
7: THE ARGUS. -.Z
Published Dally and .Weekly at 162
Second avenue,' Rock Island, 111. En
tered t' the postofflce as second-class
matter;! ,;' '. - . ,
? ; BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly,' $1 per year in advance. -..
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have, real . name- attached for publica
tion. , No such articles --will be printed
over. ftctillous signatures... " . :
; Correspondence solicited "from every
township in Roek Island.' county. '
Wednesday, July 1, 1908.
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That ' coy, demure and ' Innocent
young thing you see coming down the
lane la July. :. ,
". Some people who complain of hav
ing bram fag. are just afflicted with
common fag. vl- '-:' ' . r
An able businesslike non-partisian
administration of the public schools
has been sustained.- - - - '
: From all accounts . the Fourth in
Qulncy will. he; celebrated with a
silence that is ominous. ' "
Johnson now concedes that Bryan
will be nominated on .the -. first bal
lot." That makes it unanimous.
'., Out of a total of 307,157. wAVkers
in' clothing factories in. Great Britain,
197,320 are women, the female tailors
numbering 4C.072 to 13.9S4 men.
Yes, politics q be kept out of the
public school system. Ouce more have
the people recorded themselves on that
proposition with striking emphasis.
. Will a judge of the circuit court be
required under law on the petition of a
man desiring a saloon license ,to offi
cially discipline his son and namesake?
that Is the question.
f Some of Bryan's foes who have
been attacking him with the charge
that he is fabulously wealthy will be
disappointed with the announcement
that Bryan's ' total wealth Is $84,000.
In the contemplated improvements
Of the city hall do not make it neces
sary to ascend ap. outside stairway to
get in. ; This would leave" the entire
building with? the : appearance rcf a
.. . The naval authorities have decided
to . keep a fleet - of - battleships in the
Pacific This means : a- good - many
votes In congress- for4he t program
that will put another fleet in the 'At
lantic. . - -v - - .-:
- .The management of the D.. L. &
W. - railroad has issued a circular de
"manding more courtesy for passengers
at Jhe 'bands of . employes: The Pull
man car porter, however, will continue
to- get all the money a ' man has left
after. buying a ticket.
The rumor " that Hon. J. Stanley
Browne, editor of the Rockf ord
Morning. Star, will accept the nomin
ation', of lieutenant governor on the
state republican ticket - with "Deneen
is emphatically denied by all of
Editor Browne's real friends. -
. Congressman Foss of. Chicago is
after the scalp" or.oue Albert J. Hop
kins of Aurora, who has been fiddling
around 'in Washington, for ;. the past
six years Inthe United .States senate.
It would appear from :What .has been
learned "of 'Congressman j Foss . that
Senator Hopkins will, not be. the whole
orchestra any more.- ' A. , -
There , is no doubt "that all books
kept for a long tlmejn libraries and
other places become the abode of the
germ a.hd the microbe.' " To prevent
this a French professor has Introduced
a method of disinfecting books. They
are placed in W oven under pressure,
in which the-evaporation "of a certain
'liquid causes the. breaking up of the
- aldehydes. k - . . K " -".
. .-A Denver- dispatch - says Colonel
Duffy of Pennsylvania has been keep
; Ing the wires hot with telegrams to
Roger Sullivan of Illinois, asking if
some arrangements cannot be made
' whereby Roger will cause the. Illinois
delegation to bolt Bryan Instructions
There- ls. no danger ' of any such-be--trayai
" oh any,' ground and besides,
- who's Colonel -Duffy, anyway?
f President 'Cleveland" did not hesl
' tate to show, his contempt fors. faith
less congress. Itf his book, "Presiden
. tlal Problems,. he discusses the Vene
. zuelan' controversy. " ' J Following1 ; this
subject to, its" conclusion,1:-he adds
-- "T Xac mustjiot be" overlooked that
notwiiustanding this treaty was, pro-
t ' d and : negotiated i by1- efficers of
o;.r , ivernment, the palrttes td it were
was" Ii)riun!te - circumstance- inas-"r.-.'-h
as the work accomplished ! was
.. t' 's savecfrom the. rlsk of .accus
"lcmM.disfirementat the' hands of
the United mates senate." ; r
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. Reanonable Profits for Giants.
'- K:- the Tafd ulatform hls'
cover also the difference In the cost of
production at home and abroad, the
Indianapolis News is impressed by the
Idea that the protection : which has
alsed the Infant industry of the past
x the giant corporation of the present
ias established the giant corporation
n a position which enables it to de
cide for itself what is a -reasonable
profit. " -;. - -. : ' . '
Any one who takes down the sum
mary of the manufacturing census of
1905 will see many evidences of this
ability on the part of the giant with
the nursing bottle increased to the
size of a hogshead to correspond with
Lhe increased needs of its growth. One
of the methods followed is well known
and understood as inflating its capital
rod adding sudden millions to the
private strong boxes of ' its inside
manipulators by jobbing the "securi
ties' whose increased total serves to
keep down the percentages of its divi
dends. ; . - - '
The salary list for the insiders has
had less attention paid to it. This
makes possible the rake-off not only
from the public but . from the stock
holders also. As the census of 1905 is
intended to conceal rather than to re
veal, It Is only possible to get at re
sults from It by comparison. Thus It
summarizes or bunches I the ' newspa
pers, periodicals" and book publishers
of the country with the, paper trust
which plunders them under the-head
ing of "paper and printing industries."
Even on this showing. 80,000 officials
and salaried employers in "paper and
printing" drew In a year S0,000,000,
while, with an increase of only 2,000
in the number of salary drawers in
iron and steel production, they drew
out a total of $100,444,000 as salaries
in the same year. . - .
.This Is a single item of hundreds
of similar details of "unreasonable
profit" as this is now privately decid
ed by the half dozen men who control
the majority interest in giant corpora
lions as the republican policy of clos
ing the market to tax up their profits
has created it. They decide, and they
alone, as against their own stockhold
ers and the public, what Is reasonable
for their share of the profits on mo
nopoly as a political system.
If their profits are to be fixed by
law, openly passed to establish mo
nopoly prices as reasonable, it will be
equally responsible and equally logical
to establish the jurisdiction of law
over giant salaries, as they serve to
decrease the reasonable .. profits of
those on whom inflated securities
have been unloaded during the pro
cess of establishing the monopoly.
Bryan on First Ballot.
With the approach "of the Denver
convention, which opens next week,
the nomination ofJWilliara J. Bryan
on the first , ballot with votes to spare
has become a certainty. v Some - of
Bryan's republican foes who have per
sistently sought to weaken Bryan's
cause in his own party and thus to
effect his . defeat at Denver, have at
last realized the futility of their efforts
and are turning their guns upon Bryan
as the conceded nominee of the party
They didn't want him nominated by
the democratic party because they rec
ognized his strength. They recognize
his popularity and his power as a sin
cere leader of men and ; champion of
The New York Tribune, which has
been struggling along with other re
publican papers in the east, to injure
Bryan s chances for the nomination
now admits that the Nebraskan will
have more than enough delegates to
nominate him on the first ballot. The
Tribune's table of delegates gives
Bryan 727 instructed or committed del
egates whose vote for Bryan on the
first ballot Is assured. , This is 59
more than the two-thirds necessary
to nominate. The Tribune's table fol
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West Virgitiia........ ' 14 . .
Wisconsin- !;-. .. .v.. : 26 ; , . . '
Wyoming.;. . a :.:
- Totals - vVi.!, l . TrjJ 22 "11 ii'
Thirty delegatei ' fire stin to he
chosen, 24 from ?forth Carolina and t
from Montana'', f
The Tribune, . seen 'in, the abbv e
table puts ,212 Relegates' In the .'ur,-
Ued"i iuita. i- Of that numbf..
:;' MvJestimated' 1C8 "nwiy
cjr t',:fpr.;Brj-an 1 on Jha
?i ' J-Wtn a total of SSs,
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or 227 more tnan tw thirds of the
convention. ' '
There are -reports frdm Denver that
Colonel J. - M. Guffy of Pennsylvania
and some other t easterners are en
deavoring to bring influence to bear
to swing " Instructed and committed
delegates away from their instructions,
but Bryan's large margin over the
necessary two-thirds renders practi
cally impossible the accomplishment
of this undemocratic, diabolical schem
ing to effect Bryan's defeat, which
would mean the party's certain defeat.
ON TO DENVER WHERE
' -PRESIDENTS ARE MADE
Rock Island to Have Goodly Repre
sentation During Next Weeks
. Democratic Convention.
Rock Island will be well represented
at Denver next week during the
democratic national convention. In
the convention, it will be represented
by Hon. Ben T. Cable as delegate
from - this congressional district, by
Hon. William McEniry as reading
clerk, and by Cornelius Donovan and
George T Staiuluhar us ushers. This
ftemoon Alderman . (. .1. Smith de
parted for the convention city, in
tending to stop "over in Lincoln and
pay his. jeSjiects. to W. .1. Bryan.
Others from , this -city and county
who will go during the week m addi
tion to those mentioned are W. C.
Maucker. C. B. Marshall, Dudley
Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 'Corken,
William Heidemann of South Rock Is
land aad '-X. G. Elliott of Buffalo
0ENEEN HONORS LABOR HEAD
Governor Appoints Barney Cohen Dep
uty Factory Inspector.
Chicago, July 1. Barney Cohen.
abor lsailer of Chicago, has been ap
pointed chief deputy factory, inspector
by Governor Deneen. The aunounce-
ment of Cohen's choice was made at
Springfield yesserday. The appointee
who was once president of the Illinois
FedTation pt Labor, has taken a lead
ing part in union labor affairs of the
state for several years.
FOR GOVERNOR OF MAINS
Bert M. Fernald Gets Republican Nom
ination by Acclamation.
Bangor. Me., July 1. Bert M. Fer
nald of Poland was nominated for
overcor by acclamation at the repub
lican state convention here yesterday,
Charles P. Hatch of Portland was re
nominated for state auditor. William
T. Haines of Waterville, and Mr. Fer
nald 'were theonlytW0 candid ates for
the gubernatorial nomination. Before
the balloting began, however, Mr.
Haines withdrew his name.'
V ; ' . Licensed to Wed.
Harry Fahrman Moline
Mabel Ewlng . . ... ... .;. ...... . .Moline
Adolph Bufe ,'. '.. . . : ....... .Moline
Marie Dogmar" Christine Anderson.,.
L. Lester Packer Galesburg
Grace Murphy Galesburg
William Karstens Moline
Emily J. Wiman Moline
Daniel Solenberger Rock Island
Martha. "Ague-, a- ... ...... Rock Island
Edward C. Beale Rock Island
Myrtle Cameron ....Rock Island
Here's Honey for
Some, one of your family
Is tired but. Why doh't you
get the money of us, and-let
themtake a vacation? You
can pay - us back in easy
weekly or monthly payments.
No one will know . you ob
tained the money of us.
Every deal is strictly secret
$1.20 is the weekly pay
men on a $.r0 loan for 50
weeks. Other amounts in pro
Loans on household goods,
pianos, teams, or any chat-,
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We make loans in Buffalo, Le
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Fill this out and mail it
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P A TTTATTC! V TRADE - MARKS
.Vend'ftir y-'? Twok, "liosr to 'Qei
I money in notwrl'P"8. wheth-
free opinion as topau ntibn '"
JOSHUA R. H. POTTS.
.,. Dearkor St, Chicago. . '
T ' N,oth St, ashlnKton. -
Staut: St, ' PhUadelphU. 1 ?
Humor mid PhUosojphy
, DIINCAI K SMITH
PERK PARAGRAPHS. ;
Some men Mho beat the hangmen
nly win by a neck.; ,4 ; - ' . '.
A good4 bluff Is tetter than great
riches. It lasts longer, "i
' : It would' be log-
leal for the Hgbt-
nin 'express to
go like thunder.
Don't ask" a wo
man " her .age.
Take It for grant
ed .audi subtract
f00r . ..
The fellows who are always howling
for n new deal will often be found not
to know a good deal. ' - '
Doubtless we call the parrot Polly,
whether It Iij a lady of not, because of
Its notable' attainments io; -continuous
conversation. - 1 t '
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Most of the good filh In; the sea that
haven't been caught feeem determined
to stay there. 'o pluck lite home.
After a city has attained a population
of 100.000 a stranger may allude to it
ns a village without danger of having
his head knocked off.
Still, the man Is sometbiiig of a hero
lu the eyes of his valet who pays
promptly.. " - ,
He is a wise man who knows just
when it's to laugh.
Go to Europe and tell' your troubles
to the police. They will not be able to
understand and wilt thus escape suffer
Saving Them Trouble
"It Is not only a . inohey. saving de
vice, but it will add materially to tbe
comfort of the entire race.";
"What is this benign Invention?"
"A scheme to put .tan on the face and
arms by electric light. Then the girls
will not have to go to all of the bother
of living a week iu the country
- Not a Bargain.
"See that shabby oilman holding the
"The one with the whiskers?"
"Yes. He is worth a million dollars.'
"Might be-wortb that. to some people.
He wouldn t be nonh 30 cents to me
If I were ourtrayErSood men."
"Any wild animals out this wayl
"Nothing but the golf lynx."
Flying Along. -
Gee whiz: , ; J ' . '
That halt of j the year .
Is so near '
Must have purchased
A brand new auto. .
Judging from the. way
He scoots along. '
We were wondering what
The year held for -us
Leap year proposals
Now It Is almost t , '
Tomorrow, '' " '
' And. alas, "
How few of the good things
Have -drifted along.
Tapped us on the shoulder
And said pleasantly,
"Tag; you're It?" ,.
It looks far ahead '
When New Year' rings the ben
And says: "Arise. Bill.
The year is before you.
Hitch up your good resolution
And say, 'Glddap!' "
"When the halfway house
It doesn't look bc far. . "
We can almost reach ,-
To the other end-' i- ' " -?
And pick presents
From the Christmas tree.
"How time files !"
Remarked an original guy --
Once upon a-tt:ne -. -'S
Several hundred thousand persons
Jta'e said it since.
And to fill the bill, .,-.,
It couldn't bar Improved oh.
. Time Is Money Not.
Time is money so "thr
Did you ever try.it? ' -If
it Is. then, ladies, pray, "
Why do you deny It? . 'i:
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Time, you say. you do. not know;
Tears you are abjuring.
Btlll you Jong for inone'.thouj.h;
To j-ou it's alluring. ,
v Time is money? Oh, Indeed! .
W ori unhfUpvltnr.,' - ?
If it were for wrtnkiet we'd rv
Dollars be receiving. ... rr$-.
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"lie la the worst bo-frowef. r :
- "That sor j 'JlJ A'P f :
"l'e. He ?ta'' 'iKtaf borrotr irj
bralnt. the other djKt 5l.;-Ot.i .
thoUgk. t.;v I - .
LJ'Inrraim an ll'-Tl
"Do I "know re
Btreetr Sure. That's rifoliaaote,"
L w ri ; 'ice for;ocif.
We traded hi.
j A tag frotil
J A tag froni
J : vAW
Tags from the
Cther useful presents aj
Gold Cuff Buttons
Fountain Pen 1(7
English Steel RaJ
1 Gentleman's Watl
French Briar Pipe
Many merchants have
to redeem tags. If you cannot
.for catalog. pREMu
Railroad Courtship i
Copyrighted, 1908, by Ass
Alice Twltchell" stood In thfr con-,f
course of the Grand Central statiou be
moaning her fate. She had just missed
the o:4." for Greenwich. Something or
was it some one?) struck her violently
in the back, and she swung round Just
as a young man dashed by to the
closed gate. She was adjusting a shak
en puff when the. youth returned, full
Of apologies. - ' ;-' v.
"I beg your pardon, but I did want
to catch that 3:43 train the worst,
way," he said as he mopped his brow.
"So did I," replied Alice with em
phasis, "but I did not think it neces
sary to employ personal violence as a
means of catching it."
Alice turned from the apologetic man,
who stood regarding her with open
admiration. The latter or something
magnetic In his personality, added to
the thought of the two hours she had
to wait before the next train left for
Greenwich, made her hesitate.
"You deserve some form of puuish
meut suited to your offense," she saU,
with charming assumed severity.
"Oh, I say," continued the man,
"I'm uo professional sludger, you
know, just a plain, everyday lawyer
running out of town for n holiday,"
and he produced his card iu verifica
tion of the statement. "And maybe
you'll be easier when I tell you that
there was a girl on that train I've been
trying to meet for two years."
Alice read the name on the card,
"Mr. Walter 'Wltberspoon." Then she
smiled. He followed her into the wait
ing room, and they sat down on the
uncomfortable benches. Conversation
of an impersonal but interesting na- 5 turned to the draw
ture made tbe valt remarkably short.
Once settled la comfortaMe Kullman
chairs they were like old traveling
"You see," Mr. Witherspoon was ex
plaining, "this girl I missed on the
olher train Is -a ieach the prettiest
girl ever except you."
"Don't you think we might have a
window open, Mr. Wltberspoon?"
Alice-Interrupted. Wltherspoon opened
the window and turned th3 conversa
tion into a less personal c hannel.
"Where do you visit in Greenwich?"
"Oh, me that Is, I oh. 1 am going
to visit my grandmother," answered
Alice, with halting speech. ,
"I bet she's a dear old hidy," assured
Wltherspoon. . "Xow, this other girl
that I was going to meet she had no
Alice offered no Interruptions this
time, and he rattled on. -
"She's an orphan, no brothers, sis
ters, mother or grandmother nobody
but herself. The Hardy 8 are giving
a celebration of their wedding anni
versary, 4ind they asked Miss Twitch
ell and me. And, well, you know that
all happy brides are matchmakers!
But "I'm Jolly glad " I "missed her,"
caue" - -. - . , ,
"The" next station is ours. I think,"
snggested Alice. :-A .
fBy Jove, ao it is," agreed Wlther
spoon. How time does fly m good
coepany! Say.. .there's a chap. Billy
Brewster, who's going to be there, and
he gets all the girls under the spe:i
of his fascination. . ! thought if I could
lut Juad lAiJ off with this other rirl
"Greetiwichri shrieked the condoctor.
' It was quite -4ark when , the . two
left the train, and. Witbersnsoo bads
I reluctant adieus to BisTjtaDanlon.
for her guest 5
and change his c!
Ing when the bell
dy opened the do
and stood glued to
"Oh, I'm here i
gayly. "Came up
missed the 3:45 m
the 5:45. Xow, d
my room and get
frock, and then Tl
Half an hour Int
lar seemed a bit to
pulling at It. Wh
riding up? He pui
twice and then agai
ner-ous. He stood
dow smoking a clgarl
perfectly calm, wher
eu flounces made hit
Walter, come '
Hardy. "I want
dearest girl. Miss 'I
heard as talk about I
And, as usual, the!
day. " - I
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friends," sa Id Alice I
hand and looked of
a merry twinkle in
the person I want tl
vincible Mr. Billy. ;iT
oe woria ramed forHf
The guests at Mi.1
tlon. which lasted hal
ing, promptly realfeed
party were almost cof
from the circle. jtVhtl
game was Janufauci
be induced to nJki.
swimming wus ijg
ing Alice decked
ready, and Wrher.ii:
sitting on the rir4-i
a dip la cold Tftt-.T.
Try as he .trot .J.
couiu not secue a u,
uon wnn Aiit w:c;,i
scended to'rfrK-ar rEii;
other guest? ;'n1.jt!
day night sTitherspoen
attentive tchls hoetesk
Monday rjioanlnir ftirf vr -
seemly harte, and.whcoi
happenedihat. the. VaKfj"
ilte r "ced. t Cad .her carrtais.' ot