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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. JULY 31. 1908.
ff HE. ARGUS.
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TRADES ffSm COUNCIL
Friday, July 31, 1908.
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
- I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the democratic nomination for
representative from the Thirty-third
senatorial district, subject to the de
cision of the democratic voters of the
district as voiced at the primary eiec
tlon Aug;. 8, and ask the support Of all
who aeem me wormy.
C. C. WILSON.
Being: a candidate for the democratic
nomination for representative in the
legislature from the Thirty-third sena
torial district, subject to the decision
of the primaries of Auk. 8. I respect
fully solicit the support of my friends
and all those who deem me deserving
and worthy. tl. i-i. WHEtjAJN.
To be consistent, please do not over
look the sample of weather that is now
being served to us.
Senator Hopkins is said to be a con
stitutional lawyer. This is an admis
sion that he is competent to And ways
to violate It.
The Wisconsin democratic platform
is very short, but it will get as many
votes, no doubt, as though it contained
American windmills are in great
demand in India. Here is a chance
for the political spellbinders after the
first of November.
Along with other brilliant prospects
that Rock Island is enjoying, it is grat
ifying to know that the interurban
project is not sleeping.
The people who used to go to New
York races have not yet accepted Gov
ernor Hughes' Invitation to come to
the front and ask him to run again.
One of candidates for the repub
lican nomination for vice president is
ill from eating lobster. All the repub
lican candidates will be sick from eat
ing crow next November.
Hon! Tom Watson will lose what few
populists remain if he attacks Mr. Bry
an lor not doing things which the offi
cial record shows he did do, namely,
vote for Mr. Crisp for speaker.
Mr. Bryan has very effectually spoil
ed Mr. Taft's "after election" publicity.
The only thing left for Taft to do is
to order the publication of all contri
butions immediately upon receipt.
It is reported that Candidate Taft
in his speech of acceptance favored
more tariff revision than the republi
can platform calls for. But, after all,
it is congress that makes tariff laws.
Up to the presenfTtime Mr. Deneen
has not mentioned the fact that he is
identified with . the Y. M. C. A. at
Springfield. Perhaps Mr. Deneen may
want a drink of real cool water some
day on the other side of the shore, and
The "piazza politicians," whose
thoughts center on campaign fund col
lecting, are laughing at the republican
treasurer's lack of knowledge of the
federal law against corporations "or
ganized under any law of congress"
being allowed to contribute.
What it Cost Taxpayers.
The last general assembly, which
broke all records for length of time it
was in session, was an expensive af
fair of $446,657.83. Considering the
amusement it afforded the spectators
and the development it raised In Ml
nols politics, the price of admission
was not much more than the fee at a
moving picture show.
. The state auditor has just completed
a compilation of the expenses of the
assembly under the requirements of
the statutes. This is being printed.
which is also required, in detailed form.
The recapitulation on the last page,
however, gives all the information that
Of course, every member drew $1,000
as his salary, which forms the bulk of
the expense. This item alone amounts
to $204,000. '
To this must be added mileage on
one round trip and the cost of the sta
tionery which was issued to each mem
ber for his own personal use.
The rest of tho money went for print
ing and wages of employes.
For copying laws and journals, fori
printing, ror binding and printing pa -
per and stationery there was a total
expense of $43,495. j
The salaries, mileage and stationery .
for the senators amounts to $5,110., The
per diem of officers' ?nd employes of
other words, the helo around the sea-
ate drew almost as much money as the
senators got in salary. The salaries.
mileage and stationery of the members
of the house run up to $165,660. The
wages of the employes of the house
amounts to $63,790, or only about $21,-
000 more than was spent by the senate
with just a third of the members and
a third of the work. .
There was paid to employes of the
house and senate, put on by the secre
tary of state, $23,3591 Expenses of com
mittee aggregated a tidy little sum of
$ZJ,Z5l. Miscellaneous -expenses paid
from appropriations made for inciden
tal expenses amounted to $29,737. Add
ing the paper and printing of bills of
$43,435, there is a'grand total of $446,
657. Eastern Views on Bryan.
Eastern exchanges contain communi
cations from republicans and independ
ents, telling what' they think of Mr.
Bryan and why they intend to vote for
him. Among the scores that have re
cently appeared a few were selected.
Here is one from a republican from
the New York World:
"I think my presidential preference
this year is for Bryan, although I am
a good republican. I admire Mr. Taft.
I think he is a good end great man,
and I believe the country would be safe
in his hands. But I think greater
progress along certain lines of reform
would be made under the leadership
of Mr. Bryan. I regard him as the
American Gladstone, the greatest man
in this country since Blaine. O. W."
"Syracuse, N. Y., July 24."
The following letter is from a New
Jersey republican to the Philadelphia
North American, a newspaper support
ing Taft. This correspondent likes Mr.
Taft for the enemies he has made. He
"As a constant reader of the North
American, I am gratified at the stand
you take in behalf of the plain people,
as against the forces of special privi
lege and predatory wealth. Yet, it
seems to me that your support of Taft
and Sherman Is somewhat neutralized
by the fact that the leaders of the
forces you pretend to combat are
aligned with you in support of these
"The writer can recall of but two
instances within the present genera
tion Roosevelt and Folk where offi
cials have shown the courage of sin
cerely combating forces that placed
them in power. Then, isn't it taking
a risk to assume, that Taft and Sher
man would antagonize, if elected, Har
riman, Morgan, Corey, et al., who, with
you, are ardent supporters of the re
"While I have heretofore been a re
publican, 1 expect to vote for Bryan,
because he is antagonized rather than
supported by the forces you pretend
Granted that Taft and Bryan are
equally honest, it is more in accord
with human nature for a president to
favor his supporters and antagonize
hi enemies. H. W. WENTZ."
"Atlantic City, July 24."
Here is another letter from the New
York World. The paper does not say
whether the writer is the John Mitch
ell, late president of the national' or
ganization of coal miners; but possibly
not. He says:
In accordance with your invitation,
I wish to state that in my judgment
the election of Bryan would be for the
best interests of the whofe nation.
He stands on much the better plat
form and will be guided by it in the
event of his election. Mr. Taft is
handicapped by the zealous advocacy
of his -cause by the predatory rich,
Honest wealth and business have noth
ing to fear in Bryan's election. The
World's editorials are powerful factors
in a great campaign.
"New York, July 24."
The following to the Philadelphia
North American' touches the button,
and the voters ought to do the rest.
If the people want Morgan and the
beef trust, and the oil trust, and the
steel trust, in the saddle controlling
the government, they ought to vote for
Taft. If they want the people to rule
the "common people" whom, as Abra-1
ham Lincoln said, "God must love be
cause He made so many of them"
then they must vote for Bryan. This
New Jersey correspondent of the North
"Your editorial on Standard Oil de
cision is great, but you advise us to
vote for Taft. . v
"Now, that is the advice of J. P.
Morgan, Ogden Armour, J. D. Rocke
feller, Andrew Carnegie, and the rest
of the Wall street buccaneers give us.
"It must be right. But I am going to
try the modern Andrew Jackson
Bryan. JOHN MAC GILLAND.
"Deal Beach. N. J., July 25."-
Columns might be submitted with ex-.
pression8 of devotion to Mr. Bryan and
. the cause he represents from eastern '
men, who have a clear conception of
the men and issues involved in the '
present campaign. The above are '
merely samples, but they are signifi
cant as well as illustrative. The plain
people are thinking, and It follows that
if they do think they will vote right
Amount of Rainfall Over the Earth.
The discussion of observations on
rainfall made first by Sir John Murray
and later by Bruckner and Fritsche
permits an estimation to be made of
the mean rainfall on continents, which
Is found to be about thirty Inches per :
'year. s The rainfall on the ocean Is
more difficult ts measure, but It has .
been estimated by Supau. and Fritsche. j
taking account of all the known facts.
estimates the mean annual rainiaii tor
trie entire surrace or tne earm at nooui
thirty-six Inches. Making use of this
nuiuoer, it is easy to caicumie mat
. ... . i 1 A IL.I .U.
total rainfall amounts to 4Gi milliou
millions of metJria tons per year, 1.272
thousand milMdSft of tons per day.
- .... '. a nnn N
oa.uw millions or tons per nour, oa,
000,000 tons per 'minute or 15.000,000
tons per seeondV-ScIentiflc American.
l": BIG TREES.
The Cloud Piercing Sequoias of North
The sequoia in Humboldt is the tall
est tree In the whole United States.
But the tourist Atom the east or west
knows it not. What would he say to
the Information that In the northwest
of California grows a mighty continu
ous forest of these great trees and that
It takes days to travel merely from
end to end of that forest, which Is
longer than the distance from Boston
to New York or from Chicago to St.
Louis. 'i Yet such is the case.
On the ridges and fiats of Humboldt
Is the forest, and in that forest the
trees grow to twenty-six feet in diame
ter and tower 400 feet toward the sky.
Do you know what those figures mean?
Measure the room in which you are
now sitting. If it is a very large room,
the longest dimensions would just
about conta; one of these great
trunks. Look out of your window and
see the people more than a city block
away. That is the distance from
which one sees the topmost bough of
these stupendous giants.
The redwood of California is the
great tree of the Pacific coast. Two
thousand acres of It exist in Oregon
along the Chetco river. South of the
Chetco a continuous redwood belt be
gins and Increases in width from ten
miles at Del Norte county to eighteen
or twenty miles and keeps on un
broken to southern numboldt county.
Here is a gap. but in Mendocino the
belt becomes dense again and widens
out to thirty-five miles. South of that
county the tree grows in isolated
patches. Humboldt Standard.
THE MIGHTY LION.
It Is Easy Enough to Scare Him
You Know Just How.
' If a lion or a tiger suddenly appears
before yon, just hold a chair out in
front of him, and he won't do a thing
Allen Williams, who, in the course of
his experience with wild animals has
been in that predicament often enough
to know, says: "These creatures have
a much more limited intelligence than
is generally supposed. - They can take
in only one thing at a time, and the
four legs of a chair .would keep any
lion busy tbinkingtferTa long time.
xnai is tne reason wny animal
trainers carry two whips when they
are In the circus ring. One for crack
ing and awing the performers, the oth
er for emergencies: If one of the Hons
tries to attack him the trainer simply
holds the reserve whip in front of him
The two objects together are too much
for the lion's intelligence, and he is lm
mediately subdued." j
Another proof of the limited intelli
gence of the cat tribe, say trainers, is
the fact that their performances must
always come in the same order of suc
cession. If by some accident the order
is broken, the animals are completely
lost, and the trainers are few who can
t-keep them in submission once Ihey be
come confused. In fact, most trainers
consider themselves lucky in a case of
this sort If they can get.' the Hons
quietly back Into their cages.
The whole cat family, roreover. Is
as treacherous as It Is stupid. Milwau
kee Sentinel. '
Fast steamer Columbia every Sat
urday at 4 p. m. W. A. BLAIR,
Telephone 188. Manager.
Tom Moore and Daniel
Webster in. a Talk
ABOUT , YOUR BREAD
No matter how careful you are
on bake-day, you can't expect
your bread to bo unusually good
or above the average when it is
made from average' flour pro
duced by average millers in the
It is because so many women
are particular about their food
and are not satisfied with aver
age quality that, we present
DANIEL WEBSTER for your
In Its production we have for
gotten how many barrels in a
day. Forgotten cost of produc
tion. Forgotten everything but
. quality. The result of this for
getfulness Is DANIEL WEBS
TER. That one word quality de
scribes DANIEL WEBSTER bet
ter than all the superlatives
found in the dictionary, and this
quality tells In the baking the
real quality teift.
If you; would delight the family
with better things to eat than
they have ever tasted before,
use DANIEL WEBSTER Flour
next bake-day. For sale at" "
700 Seventeenth Street,
"As we journey through life
Let us eat by the way."
Bradley's Building. By Andrew Phail.
Copyrighted, 1908. by Associated Literary Press,
It was a tiny little island. The year
before Dick Staley had threatened to
come back some day and carry it off in
a shoe box. But such as it was It was
Barton Bradley's own, and he was im
mensely proud of his possession.
Four years earlier his physician had
ordered him to spend the summer in
the woods to escape an impending at
tack of "nerves." He had rented this
little Island from its woodsman owner
and had spent a delightful summer
chopping his own wood, frying his own
bacon and In the intervals planning the
play that had brought him recognition.
His first royalties had gone to pay
for the little Island, and now, when
Bradley pitched his tent early in May,
he went to work to build a log hut that
should form a more permanent camp.
Since success had come he was in a
position to build a camp as elaborate
as any of the electrically liehted.
steam heated structures which mas
queraded as camps in the fashionable
colony at the upper end of the lake,
but Bradley would have none of these.
As far as possible the camp should
be his own handiwork. He even re
belled at the necessity for assistance In
raising the logs when the walls reach
ed a height above his ability to handle
the heavy logs.
He made the island his sanctuarv and
a thing apart from the busy months of
the winter season. No one save Stalev
had ever been invited to the place, anil
only the guide who sometimes came to
see that all was well or leave mail
when Bradley lacked the time to row
down to the little village ever braved
the "No Trespass" signs with which
the Bhore bristled.
So It happened that Bradley, tramp
ing over his five acre domain, was
astonished to see a canoe oa the shore
and a girl- calmly eating a late lunch
under the very sign forbidding a land
ing. She was undeniably a pretty girl,
with crisp brown curls escaping from
a tam-o'-shanter and straying over a
cheek on which the red 6howed brave
ly through the tan.
Bradley approved her costume of
brown. It was so unlike the frocks
of the fashionables, who dressed not
for the woods, but for the men in
camp and with an eye for spectacular
But notwithstanding the fact that
Bradley approved of the slender, well
built figure he resented the intrusion
on his island.
Ke hated the fashionable crowd, and
here was one at his very door, per
haps the advance guard of a horde of
lion hunters who would overrun the
place and gushinglT( assure him that
they doted on his, plays even while
their conversation showed that they
had been more intent upon the chatter
in the box than upon the dialogue on
the stage. It was this habit of using
the boxes for social visits "that had
first given Bradley his distaste for
"It is too bad that you cannot read,"
he said, with what was intended to
be cutting sarcasm, though insensi
bly his voice softened as he looked
into two glorious brown eyes.
"I know what you mean," declared
the girl, with a laugh and a meaning
glance at the forbidding sign, "but I
was. tired paddling, and when I saw
you at work on the hut I knew that
the owner was not here, and I sup
posed that the sign was enforced only
when the owner was here. Can you
She held toward him the well filled
lunch box with its appetizing sand
wiches and dainty cake.
"I'm human enough to be hungry,"
she explained, with a little laugh, "but
I always carry more than I need."
Bradley looked into the brown eyes
and was lost. He accepted a sandwich
and sank down on a rock opposite the
one on which she was sitting.
"Who Is the horribh; man who won't
let us land on this little Eden?" de
manded the girl.
"He's a New York chap," explained
Bradley noncommi'tally. "He doesn't
like the people at the upper end of
the lake, and he i'tuck those signs up."
"Thereby preventing me from find
ing a refuge frorn the play campers."
said the girl si verely. "He should
change the sign .(o read, 'No Trespass
ing by People Who Do Not Under
stand, ineref are people even up
there who lov the woods and hate
the poor imitation of Newport. New
port," sue aaofd in explanation, "is a
fashionable colony down on the Rhode
"I've heardjbf it," assented Bradley,
the scene of ftvbose latest comedy'had
been laid in M hat very resort. He was
glad that tills girl mistook him for a
guide. It would be a. pity to unde
ceive her f ind place their impromptu
acquaintance upon a coldly formal
She chsjlted of the lake and the
woods, a ad Bradley more than ever
admired ler when she grew eloquent
regardingl the beauties of his beloved
lake. It formed a common bond of
The girl forgot that she was talking
to a guide, and "Bradley in turn forgot
that she was a member of the hated
colony of fashionable folk who were
doing thfeir best to make the lake as
artificial hs themselves.
It was good two hours before his
visitor sprang up with an exclamation
of surprise that, she should have lin
gered so Wong, and with a little sigh of
retrret BJ-adley watched her paddle
away, handling ,the frail canoe as elev
erly as tbtough to the raanner born. -
After that she came frequently and
became much intArwsfml In tho .hnttil.
ing of tho house. The heavy loge were
us Daily Stiort Story
Ing of the house. ' The heavv loss were
all in place now. and ouly the liehtor
The girl (Bradley soon knew her to
be Miss Nannette Cowdrey) found the
completion of the cabin a matter of
absorbing interest. It was no better
than the huts of the natives save that
)t was more carefully finished, and of
this Nannette highly approved.
"It seems so- foolish," she observed,
"to go In out of the glorious woods and
turn on the hot water and dress for
dinner in the same frocks we wear va
town. I should love to spend a sum
mer in a camp like this with only
sympathetic people around me."
She sighed to think of the impos?i
biiity of obtaining her wish and then
gave her attention to superintending
the fabrication of a rustic chair, deep.
roomy and redolent of the woods.
For a month she was almost a dally
visitor. Then one afternoon she care
with a frown upon her pretty face,
and as Bradley settled himself for a
chat she drew a slip of printed paper
from her pocket and regarded him at
"A penny for your thoughts," he of
fered when she did not speak.
I think that you are horrid." was
the unexpected answer. "This little
island has been such a haven of rest
to me. Now I fitfd that, instead of
being a guide, you are a nasty, cynical
playwright I hate you!"
"Because I write cynical plays?" he
asked. "I assure you that I would
rather write, the other kind, but they
do not take with the audiences."
"I hate you because you deceived
me," was the answer In a' voice that
was close to tears. "I saw this in a
Bradley groaned. In an evil . mo
ment he had given an Interviewer a
glowing description of his island with
out betraying its location. It had been
made the basis of an absurd "human
inteiest" magazine story.
A copy must have fallen into her
hands, and more than ever Bradley
was determined to get even with the
imaginative person" who had written
"And we cannot be friends." he
asked, "just because I am not a
"Because you deceived me." correct
ed Nannette. You were just leading
me on to talk about the imiratiou
campers 60 you could put it into a
"Not into a play," denied Bradley.
"Into a romance a private romance.
I had hoped. Had I Introduced my
self as a city 'man you never could
have come again. I should have raised
the barrier of conventionality between
ns. As it was, you thought me a guide
because I was building my own cabin.
With a euide .you foU free -to come
takes good management to re
duce expenses without lowering
efficiency, but it takes the
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and go as you pleased It was only
for that reason I did not explain your
error." ' - ' '
"But now that I-know the truth I
must come no more, she said slowly
as 6he rose to her feet. . "I am sorry
that I have found out" . .
She looked longingly about the camp
which she had helped to make so com
fortable with her suggestions and aid.
Then she turned and ran down to the
beach, where her light canoe lay upon
She had already pushed off when he
reached the beach, but at his call she
checked her headway.
"May I come for you?" he called
softly. ."May I come for you. Nan
nette, and bring you back to the camp
that we built for ourselves?'
For a moment Nannette paused.
"Yes." she called, finally adding.
"Come soon," and then the paddle dip
ped deep intothe water.
Linnaeus, the great botanist, pos
sessed the art of 'producing pearls by
piercing the shells of oysters in a
peculiar manner and probably by in
serting something in the opening thus
The art of making gold artificially
was long sought after and is allowed
to have been discovered several times.
A Swede who was sentenced to death
agreed to reveal the secret to Charles
XII. in return for his life and showed
a deposit of gold in one of his cruel
bles. Charles, however, was inexora
ble, and the successful alchemist was
The art of making unbreakable glass
was discovered by a Roman inventor,
who was put to death for his pains by
Tiberius lest this discovery should de
predate in value the elaborate gold
and silver goblets, gem bestudded,
which w.ere then in fashion.
The art of mixing unfading colors
was known to ancient painters, but
invariably eludes the moderns. Prob
ably the J Ingredients used were not
New Way of Wearing Jewels.
Many women give up their inventive
powers to the devisiug or new ways
to make the money fly. The latest
method of wearing jewels means fresh
purchase of opal, moonstones, ame
thysts or even diamonds, says the New
York Press. They serve the novel pur
pose of holding long gloves in place
against the shoulder. To be just right
a set should consist of four small jew
els and one large one. The smaller
ones are tc attach the gloves to the
shoulder and to fasten the bodice iu
front and back. The great one is for
the belt Such a set was worn by Miss
Isabel May at a dance. The gift was
from her aunt. Lady Lilian ' Bngot
The gems were opals in Miss May
Yet Both Laughed. "
Ted Why is that maiK laughing
Ned Because he bought a horse cheap.
"And what's the . other chuckling
"He soid the horse."
Humor n& Philosophy
Br DUNCAN M. .5MITI '
From our private information
And our Interest to show
When a candidate is running
We are very keen to know
What he had for breakfast.
' How much hia necktie cost.
If his home is mortgaged.
If he pouts when crossed, y
How be made his money, '
If ne owns a cat, -
Where he goes in swimming
And such things as that.
Not from prying dispositions ,
Nor lo please a gossip's whim.
But because we take an interest
We would like lo know of .him:
Does he dote on pancakes?
Was he raised a pet? 1.
Does he play the races
Or on prise fights bet?
Did he as a schoolboy -
Ever have a scrap?
Does he In the morning .
Take a beautv nap?
'Tis the penalty of mixing
In the presidential strife
' That his fellow men taket Interest
In the details of his life.
Does he bite hi3 pencil
When he writes a note? -'
Does he spoil his ballot
When he goes to vote?
Why he has appointments
Ordered thus and so.
All the petty details
We would like to know. ,
Feeling Their Way.
"Of course you wouldn't sell your
vote for anything."
I certainly wouldn't."
But if you were to sell it how marb
would you take?"
"If I were to sell it how much would
Only Way Hs Knew.
"Where did yon get that umbrella Tf"
"Yes. Do I look like ai captain of In
"My dear, I understand we are doing
"Yes; that is what they calf it"
, "Don't you think we ought to have
everything else to match, with the gen
eral scheme of that manner of living?"
"But it does. Two rooms and a small
stove, you know, are what make It"
"That Is from the material side. I
was speaking of the artistic. '
"Please explain the riddle."
"I do not want to Interfere with your
arrangements, my dear, or appear as
one who would butt In but really d
heavy biscuits match light housekeep
"He went out to paint the town."
"I suppose he made It appear to b
"For awhile, but after he blew him
self for all he had things looked bine.'
I suppose my unconventionallry
"Quite the contrary, I assure soar
'Yes, you simply amuse me,
: Just Fishing. : .
'He never was on the bench." t
T am well aware of that."
Then why do you call him judge?"
I haven't completely despaired of
getting him to buy the drinks.
"I never, uever try to flirt." -t .
"iJb. I see."
"What do you see?"
"That it is entirely Involuntary." -
PERT PARAGRAPHS. ,
It is hartrto find a competent judg
of necessary work, most work being
entirely unnecessary from somebody's
Queer how a man's health runs down
when his wife Is out of town. .
Most , of . us would undoubtedly b
good, spenders If the, opportunity aid
the wherewithal came easily;
He Is a mighty clever man who efta
be smart without showing It .'.'
Some people Jnst can't stand it to MS
a contented person. : ,.
The ' Ills that we haven't are. tha
easiest Ills In .the world to be borne.
There' Is tnoVflattery, that, can beat
1 hat of an expectant beneficiary.