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THE 'ARGUS, .WEDNESDAY." JULY" l. 1908.
REPUBLICANS DO "NQTY i
- .ENTHUSE OVER TICKET
' ' ' ' :w J Argua.jtJ-; y
1 The ; Ef'puWiaij :oouvention ended
nW -iIokerlUi. '," liSird feelhrgv disap
pointed ambitions and a sense of out-
'. a'&ge n the part of the minority lead
f era. 1 it would lie difacult To exagger
ate i the' amount of " discontent which
" the Republican convention ' has left
among Republican politicians. ' It Is bi
course impossible-,to mention names.
" but ' every "Washington correspondent
, who has been hero In Chicago and who
';". knows ' the Washington leaders " has
stored away in hl mind the acrimoni
ous utterlngs of -more than one of the
great figures at" the capital concerning
the method of the convention and the
, character of the ticket. : Where Tresi
' deut Roosevelt could have obtained the
opinion tuut Taft would' be a. popular
.candidate Is difficult to Imagine. lie
could not have got it from t lie leaders
Jri the house or lu the senate or the old
time leaders in Republican or doubtful
states. He could not have -got it
.through the time honored method of
( -feeling the pulse of the people, for
suCh'popular enthusiasui as there was
.'and la for Taft has been manufactured
at heavy financial exiense and by the
use of the power of the federal gov
ernment through Its officeholders,
fin separating to go -their various
fways the Republican leaders,' with the
eteeptton of the little ring who ban-
. died the steam roller that crushed old
time Republicanism out of recognition,
-complained: bitterly of these wrongs:
The flagrant and open intervention of
the administration to force the nomi-
" nation of a member of the president's
official family' and thereby: perpetuate
in fact if not in name the Koosevlt
dynasty; the methods by which the I
majority In the national, commmee anu
the majority on the floor of the con
ventlon lgnored'lbe rights of the mi
nority and carried through a cut and
K , dried programme with a heavy hand;
the platform, which was written at
.Washington and concerning which the
old time leaders of the party had uo
.' roore to say than the" pages who cnr
. ried messages about the aisles of the
convention hall, and the summary side-
traeklnit .f the Jtcied and true .war-
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through these ittle'tubea'tp.jperform these duties the tissues and fibres
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v ot every Etna ay going aown into tn circulation and neutralizing and rembv
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;' ''. . irrltitingnd lilflatning the skin, cres and nourishes it-by its soothe."
horses of the' pai in' order tomiike
place tor new uioou, new men anu new
Ideas. -7": "? ' ''
Nobody can overestimate the extent
to which today these things are resent
ed. But It Is not for Democrat? to rely
too much upon the present nrest In
the Republican party, for dissension in
that organization is apt ta die out be
fore election day. It is for Us rather to
close our own ranks and to proceed as
though . we were 'to , jneet an enemy
united, strong and confident of victory.
' The Convention's Best Momant.
The one real burst of unmanufac
tured enthusiasm ; came wheu a man
almost unknown "to national politics
rose at the end of the roll call n
states tonomlnate hopelessly ' La" Fol
lette of Wisconsiu. There was no
chance for the nomination of his chief.
He confronted a body of delegates
pledged to Taft and who represented
an Investment In preliminary cam?
palgnin;7 of more thau . three-quarters
of a million dollars. He spoke without
effort or oratorical effect, but he set
forward clearly and calmly the three
planks In the 'La I'ollefte" programme
which the Republican party In con
vention assembled had refused to
adopt. Even among the delegates who
were tied hand and foot by Instruc
tions his earnestness and the way in
which he expounded the .nature and
purposes of these "planks aroused en
thusiasm. The galleries blazed with
Joy, and save that the officers of the
convention and the Taft leaders on the
floor put out their utmost endeavors to
check the outbreak the demonstration
for La Follette would have equaled
that for either Taft . or Roosevelt.
There is significance in . this double
significance.' Do not forgetthn,t Senator
La Follette is yet a young niau as pol
itics goes. : having reached his fifty
third birthday the day before this con
vention assembled." He still holds his
state organization and the lovotod sup
port of a vast majority, of the voters
of Wisconsin. Very wisely and I say
this as a lifelong Democrat he tele
graphed to the, nominoe of his party his
assurance of his support of the ticket,
but explicitly reserved his right to crit
icise the platform. How., useful Sen-
We have the money tree all you
have to do Is to get Into our yard and
shake it. It produces a continuous
" crop, t too, and there will always be
some for you. "
. So If you need money come here;
we'll.,show you how to shalte the tree
and how easy we make it for honest
people to get the money they need, on .
a . plan whic. makes it easy and con- 1
venient. to ' pay back, for., of course,
you have to repay the money, other-;'
wise the tree couldn't produce the con
tinuous crop. But we'll make the
charge .'so reasonahle - that youll be
glad to pay us' the' moderate fee we
' ask. ' " -
.We ' take a lien on your furniture,
piano, horses, "wagon,-cows, etc., to se
cure us, but the transaction Is conn- .,
dential and the goods are left in your
possession. Ask us' all the questions -you
like. No loan,' no charge. : . .
ity Loan Co.
MlTCHELt, 4 1.TPIDE BLOCK,
Room 38, Rovk bUid, . ' r
; Offlee honrs, 8 .' m. to p. m mn4
Satardar cvratoK. Old trlephoae wcat
B14 aew (toll. ' -
a DRIMS OUT
klso assists in disposing of the refuse and
. Salvs,;war.hes, lotions, etc, may bp nsed'for anv jie;a
cleanlmess they a.Tordf t)ntkin- diseases canCt-t be car
puii-'the-MotvlLLi tin Disease ada?W
a tor ..La' Fofletre'a'aid'uhder these cir
cumstances may be tp: Mr. Taft Is yet
to. tx! determined,' but the support thus
extended beeps La Follette "regular,"
and when about four years from, now
we observers of polities gather at an
other Republican convention the "little
giant" of Wisconsin will be a factor to
be reckoned'with.; v ' . V- . .; v '.;
Tha Famous Thraa Planks. . .
Before this campaign is over there Is
going to be much; said In debate on the
etump and in the newspapers concern
ing the three planks of the La Follette
platform' which were offered for a' spe
cial vote on the floor of the convention
and each one of 'which was voted down
by the -well disciplined forces of Taft.
Reduced to essentials, these were the
planks: . - .- - '
First. Compulsory publication of all
campaign contributions, with the names
of the contributors;
. Second. The official valuation of the
physical properties of Interstate rafl-
Third. The election of United States
senators by direct vote of the people.
The Republican party has gone on
record as opposing all three of .these
propositions. A convention which
proudly boasted that it was dominated
by President Roosevelt voted down
these planks, ; although some months
ago Mr. Roosevelt urged in a message
to congress the publicity of all cam
paign contributions and the valuation
of railroad property. It is true that as
the time' for election drew near neither
of these Issues was mentioned in the
volley of presidential messages to con
gress, and the influence of the presi
dent was not exerted In the slightest
degree, to save either measure, which
he had earlier recommended, from the
hostility of his friends at Chicago. r
What it all means Is so clear that ft
mere statement of conditions leads to
the Inevitable inference. The Repub
lican party : faces In this campaign a
crisis in its existence. It - Is at odds
with the people. It goes to the country
with a- record of extravagant Incompe
tence and Impotence in two successive
congresses absolutely controlled by Its
leader. It Is torn with Internal strife,
and its leaders greet each other with
smiles on the'r lips and bate in their
hearts. But it looks back to the days
of 1S9G and remembers that it has
been schooled in the art of winning
elections by the brute force of money.
So it nominates a ticket intended to
produce money. It puts at the head
taft, one of whose brothers controls
all- the public utilities of Cincinnati
and who is in tout a with all the
financiers of the Ohio valley. "Another
brother is the attorney for the Guggen
heim brothers, who created" and now
possess the smelter trust nnd who next
to the- Standard Oil company are the
strongest plutocratic force in the Unit
ed States. Having enthroned Taft, the
convention proceeded to nominate ("or
vice . president James S. Sherman of
New York, himself a rich roan, the as
sociate of Wall 'atrpefe magnates and a
man ' generally credited with having
raised that i $24G.0OO from insnrauce
companies and speculative bankers
which Roosevelt nskPd his "practical"
friend, Mr. Harriman, to get for use In
the last two days of the 1904 cam
paign. - -
Does auy one think that a party so
openly bidding for contributions from
high financiers would declare for pub-1 form was printed, scores of men In pol
llclty "In its financial methods? itics and in journalism .whose business
The men from whom the Republican it was to read the platform scoffed at
party will, seek to get Its funds are its length and said that they had not
the men who either own railroads or had yme to read ft. - Better a short
gamble in their stocks. If the party platform that can be memorized than
asks for an official valuation of the
physical properties on which these
stocks and bonds are-, based, what i
chance would It have of getting contri- j
butions from this class of financiers?
The whole strategy is as clear to the
Intelligent mind as a polished piece of
Future of the La Follette Planks.
I am not a member of the Denver
convention nor of the national commit
tee, but I think that the three planks
thus coldly set aside here at Chicago
will, find a place In the Denver plat
form, doubtless ; with the verbiage
changed, but with the sense still re
tained. They represent really Demo
cratic doctrine Mr., Bryan has long
preached the doctrine ot the direct
election of senators by the people and
alone- among the presidential possibili
ties of this country on either party side
appeared before the house committee
on the election of president and vice
president and made a stirring appeal for
the campaign publicity bill, which was
killed by Cannon In congress and here
again. I have no personal knowledge
of Mr. Bryan's position' on 'the third
plank, save that; bis paper, the Commoner,-
commended heartily the propo
sition made in congress for the phys
ical valuation of telegraph lines, and.
writing from memory only without the
documents before me, I think it also
approved the valuation of the railways.
Tha Anti-injunction Plank.
After nominating Taft one' of the
first "exponents of government by In
junction, nominating him the "'morning
after thousands of organized laborers
paraded the streets of Chicago and held
a meeting of protest against such ac
tion, the Republlcan'c6nventionradopt
ed, after a bitter iBght In the commit
tee on resolutions what they called an
anrl-rajunctlon plank. ,'It has been re
pudiated ,by. every prominent . tabor
leader giithered'In the convention city.
It means the revolt of union" labor
against this ticket, for the nomination
of Taft; and the cavalier rejection of
the planks offered by Samuel Compere
officials of the. railroad brother-
were neatly rounded , out by . the
nomination for Ice president of Sher
man, who Jed . the fight ' aga'inst . any
antl-lf Junctioa fHnk whatsoever. Here
again hi opKrt'torJy "tor the Denio
"cratl 'natioc'l co.v. tlon to protitby
tt lly,or l. -,;c?B rival. ., - j J ,
jtform, -. . ;
'tiou on tiv-
Former -Trainmaster ' on Bur
lington Under VV. Ci Brown
' '- Get Managership , '
OF CLOVER LEAF AND ALTON
Rose in 41 Years . From Position I of
Water Boy,; Having Filled Nearly'
Every Position, in Business. .
P. H. Honlahan. well remembefed
in Rofck Island as trainmaster of the
Rock Island and St. Louis division of
the Burlington at the; time W. CV
Brown was superintendent of ,(he.
same division, was yesterday pro-'
moted to the general management ;of
the Alton and Clover Leaf roads, i:
In -41 years Mr. Houlahan has ristn
from water boy to his present posi
tion. V .-'."" ; . J .
; Mr.' Houlahan's railroad career Be
gan when he was 12 years;.olcL. $e ;
started, -in - at Ottawa,. ll,: in . lSC7;'o
carry water for- section - workmen on
the lines of the old Ottawa,' Oswego
and Fox River railroad, which no
forms part of the Alton system. Young
Houlahan was a- good water boy, arid
as a' Teward? was' promoted to track
walker. ; Then he became cheek clerk,
station baggeman,, and ticket agent at
a smald station, and finally, entering
the operating, department, brakeman
and conductor "in "1881 he took his
first step toward executive leadership
when he was appointed assistant train
master for the St. Louis division of
the Burlington lines. . His work was
good, and in 1S85 be became train:
master. , . . .' . ,, ;t
Promotion wan Rnpld.
Then the hard working young man
came to the notice of officials of the
Arkansas and Texas; railroad, and in
18SG he was given the place of master
of transportation at St. Louis. This
was in May, and in November he was
made trainmaster. In 1S90 ' he had
risen to be superintendent of the
western division,, and the following
jear saw :iim as superinrenneni Ot tne
Hannibal and St Joseph railroad. In
December of the same year he became
general superintendent of the Toledo,
St. yals and Western, and remained, Q. 40,-B. R. T. 47. -B. & O. SG, Atch
in the same position, but with greater ison locomotive 48. Sugar. 12CI
responsibilities and, a more important SL Paul 1Z? c Cn Republi5
nrtijiiinn whan Yi n . A , I 1 nt.! I 1 ' -
position, when that road and the Chi
cago and Alton' were, merged into the
"Clover Leaf system.
briett'succiuct alid'lji'iiltod t th dH-!a-ration
of mere fnud-nniental principles,
leaving it to the'epeakers In the cam
paign to elaborate! and. expound. This
Is hot an Vasy end1 accomplish.' 1-2v
erybody wants soinehing' jn the plat
form,' and eyerytioly wants his own
particular something set forth in his
own: oratorical and finely rounded pe
riods. Mr. Bryan used to say that the
ideal platform would be one that could
be printed on a postal card, but that Is
an ideal practically-Impossible of ful
fillment' When, the1 'Republican 'plat-
a long one which only the proofreader
will ever read through.
- . ; . .tVlLUS J. ABBOT.
New York, July v if Following are
market quotations today: : ;
July, 84, 8G;,84, 85. " ;.
: September, 8014. 87, 85, 8716.
December, 87t 89'4, 87, S8.
V Corn, ' -
July, 09, 70. 68, 09.
September, 70, 1. 70, 70.
December, 60, CI, 59, G0. :
Oat. ' -. '- . ": ,
July, 46, 46,'45r 47'. "
September, 39t',40. 39.;,39.
December,: S9. 40,. 40,; 40.
,.-' - .-Pork.'. '. - .
July, 14.55, 14.62, -J4.55, 14.60.
September; ;145,- 14.92, UJ82, 14.87.
July. 9.12, 9.15, 912, 9.15 r
September!, ' 9.27 J 9.27, 9.25, : 9.25
v - , IvV 'RIb'a.'; ' ' .
July, 8.22, 8.27, 8.22, S.27. .-r '
September.8,45, S.4'7, 8.42; 8.4J. -
Receipts fdday Wheat,: 8; J corn,!
137; oats,.. 126;- hogs,", 32,000; k jcattlCJ
ls.uou; sneep," io.oou,5 - ',
Estimated receipts Thursday Hogs,
21.000. . . ,W;Sy "& -; :.V
Hog -market opened 5c lower- Hogs
left over, ,4.000; WghC f 6.00( 6.S2;
mixed and butchers, $G.O05.C0.; good
heavy, $6.00C.G2; rough heavy! ?G.0Q
G.30., ; :'"! ' V' y "
Cattle market opened 10c lowbr.
Sheep market opened 10c lower.
Omaha Hogs ' 12.W0; cattle; 300.
Kansas City Hogs,i12,:-iattIet,
15,000.; '"i '('. ' "
Hog market closed 'iflc-wwer. j
Light,- $5.95C.5Q;. :rXte a'VL
ers, $5.956 63;'- ,-54K
COO; . rough "rhc - 77 .... ...-5.tv,
v Cattle mafi ?;-4. ' ir.tlcr
$4.70SJ!5;'4i ; 1
sp-.markt t A:t.":i
Nort hwesterr. t
.: t -
Steamer Silver C
1st. Thursday, at 2:1:
2d. Friday, at 4:t5 p.
Campbell s islam
supper at the Pal
- 25 cents..
3d. Saturday, JJuly 4, a
after the fireworks!
S te a mer G bl u mbil
4th. Saturday, July 4, al
ing home at 10 p.
and nice refreshml
river and the regattl
C. J. MANG AN, Agent.
DuliHli Today, CO; last week, 5;
last year,' f.fi. . j
New York Stock.
Chicago, July 1. Following . are
the quotations on the stock market to
day: - "
Gas !)2, U. P. 145'4. U. S. Steel pre
ferred 102. U. S. Steel common 27,
Reading 113, Rock Island preferred
?11A Rrtplr IsInrtH pnmmnn 15.
Southern Pacific 86, N. Y. Central
104, Missouri Ptcific 48. L, & N.
105, Smelters 70Vi, C. F. I. 27, Ca
nadian Pacific 100. Illinois Central
Pnn.i 1?f5 TT.rio 14U. O. Xr
! Steel preferred C0, Republic Sieel
common 18, Southern Railway 17.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Rock Island, July 1. Following are
the wholesale prices in the local mar-.
ket today: ' . -
" Provisions and Produce. V '"
, EggsFresh, 10c.
Live poultry Hens, per pound, 10c
ducks, per pound, 9c; geese, per pound
; Butter Dairy, 20c. -
j-'Lard 10c. '.,
Vegetables Potatoes. 45c to 50c.
': ' Live Stock. .
j; Hogs $5.00 $5.35.
bneep Yearlings or over, 4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75.
; uauie ateers, 53.00 to $6.00 ;cowb,
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
' Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 70c; oats, 50c
i Forage Timothy hay, $10 to $11 ;
prairie, $7 to $10; clover, $10 to $11;
straw, $6. " ;
I Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c. (.
Our delicious Cod Liver
preparation without oil.
fetter than old-fashioned
cod liver oil and emulsions
to restore health for
NOld people, delicate children,
weak run-down persons, and
after sickness, colds, coughs,
bronchitis and all throat and
Try It on ouir guarantee.
I Thursday, July 30
, RETURN- LIMIT 15 DAYS.
Via DIG FOUR I10UTE
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; Stpp-over.? allowed : at Philadelphia,
UatA'nim- tnd WashlncJon . i .. '.
suj ,'arr - - j. " i-y eoria at
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How many cl
great many morel
question" with, eI
dollars to a mlnliJ
, ,i The price you I
pay today for a re
frigerator Is but
a small part of
the price you will !
pay In the Uf
time of the re
frigerator tor Ire,
If you buy 'a
North Star Re
frigerator, you re
duce your ice ei-
' penses to aiJ.aAr Jl
Why ig f. the
North Star' ;Re-.
We should ke
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