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fTHE ARGUS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 13. 1008.
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Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as econd-clans
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
governor to conduct his second ad-'manlier tlia,t bespoke aii ans?!icEoul,
iiitiiiKtrnttim iiiirluT liiwx than he ' the artist Induced the boy'to be. the
did the first, and thus make amends'study for the painting "Df the face of
for its shortcomings. He perceives Jesus.
more clearlv than he did when he All was done most, carefully ann
wont intn'nffipo what the nennU de-! reverently, but the picture was a.s
maud 'of a eovernor. and he should, yet incomplete, for the face of Judas
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TRADES COUNCIL? M
Thursday, August 13, 1908.
For President of, the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KLRN
COMING TO o
R" I ' M
Everybody has accepted.
Tlie young Turks seem to have a
iot more sense than the old ones.
The Commoner: Congress spent the
coin faster than the mint couhl put
lie motto on.
Sfreflrgus Daily Short Story
rise to the high level of their de
The Tribune admits that Governor
Deneen's administration can be im
proved upon. That's right. But the
Tribune is very seriously wrong in
assuming that the present governor
is to enjoy a second administration
just at this time. The Tribune must
not forget that the governor has op
positionjn the person of former Vice
Fiesident Adlai E. Stevenson, whom
we believe wil! make exactly the ideal
governor of Illinois.
was absent. Again the painter, with
the zeal of a true lover of his art, set
about in search of a countenance that
might serve for the face of the traitor.
The Lady of the Parasol -By Martha Cobb Sanford.
Copyrighted, l!)08, by Associated Literary Press.
So far Tts Tom Brewster was con-
cerned, feminine accessories were fanh-
Some years passed before his search ned 'r the sole purpose of frighten-
was rewarded and the picture finally '"S masculine oenoiucrs. ir, tor in
completed. , As the artist was about stance, w uen walking on the avenue
to dismiss the miserable and degraded I in town he saw a mass of dancing
wretch who had been his awful choice J plumes and feathery streamers about
the man looked up at him and said. I to swoop down upon him. he shied as
CloNin; the Incident.
Aledo Democrat: . The returns of the
primary election held last Saturday
show that Henry L. Wheelan of Rock
Island county was nominated as dem
ocratic candidate for representative.
This practically closes this incident,
and while Mr. Werfs, at the eleventh
hour, after the last issue of this paper
was out before the primary election.
published serious charges against us
in every newspaper in this county, and
also papers outside this county, we
will now only assure everyone that all
that has been published in the Demo
crat, including the statements of the
delegates and Mr. Cooke, and all that
has been published in the Rock Island
Argus, is absolutely' true, all of which
will be borne out on investigation, and
which everyone who had the oppor
tunity to know, did know before we
had published a word of it, and Mr.
Werts knew full well what the truth
was and would not make his publica
tion until after we had no chance to
answer it. There was never intended
to be any attack upon Mr. Werts, but
only to fulfill the pledges made for
him and at his request two years ago
when he was the candidate and repre
sented the party voters, and in emer
gencies, when something had to be
done, he called upon this or that per
son, whoever was the most available
or who could do best that which was
to be done, and acting for him as the
representative of the party, the pledges
were made which ought to have been
fulfilled, and now have been fulfilled';
which saves the honor of Mercer coun
ty demociats. Mr. Werts knew that he
ought not to have been a candidate
this time, and forced tne issue until
we have had to defend the honor, not
only of ourselves, but all thosev who
The New York World asks, "Is it made promises and did everything they
"You have painted me before." Hor
rifled and dumb with amazement, the
nainter learned that the man was
Pietro Bandinelli. During those inter
vening years Pietro had been at Rome
studying music, had met with" evil
companions and had fallen into shame
would a nervous thoroughbred at the
sight of fluttering paper.
This timidity was due both to his
teinerniueut and his circumstances.
His mother had died when he was
very young, he had had no sisters, had
tul dissipation and crime. The face never careu Tor women's society, and
that now was the model for the face I last, but far from least, had never
ff Judas had once been the model for I availed himself of the privilege of
studying the eternal feminine In the
abstract that Is, by gazing into shop
And so it happened that Annette
the' face of Christ.
The life pure at the beginning must
be pure in its living, or the sins of
error will place their cruel stamp
tut to tne victor belong the spous,
and the dog made off with his capture.
Pursuit , was impossible 'through the
wet marshes. Powerless to avert the
catastrophe, they watched the dog's
fiendish demolition of the fragile con
trivance. "It's an outrage!" exclaimed Tom.
"Aud it's your favorite suusbade too."
At this Auuette burst luto a merry
peal of laughter. What other mau
among all her conventional friends
would have used that quaint word
"sunshade':" It tickled her faucy.
"How do you know':'' she asked him
Because you always carry it," was
Tom's caudid admission. ,
"That's because 1 haven't auy
other," Annette informed bim. "But it
doesn't matter, really. It was just a
garish cretonne tbiug."
Of these extraordinary specifications
The Keynote of I lie Campaign.
As the candidate of a great party
in accepting a great trust, spVaking
terrified Tom to the poiut of paralysis.
From the hotel veranda, painfully con
scious of bis owu Ineligibility, he
for that party and for himself. Will- watched other men from time to time
iam Jennings Bryan yesterday struck I stroll off with her, all of theiu adepts
the keynote ot the pending presiden I hi the art of parasol manipulation.
tial campaign bhall the peopk I Ordinarily such an exhibition of flip
ule?" Not since Grover Cleveland I pa
sounded the winning slogan "A pub
lie office is a public trust" has an
The prohibition party would win if
it could convince the people that it
could prevent money getting tight.
possible that Mr. Hitchcock's steam
roller pinched Secretary Elmer Dover's
The Indianapolis Star asks, "Shall
it be the survival of the fittest or of
the fattest?" This is campaign cruelty
that won't tickle Taft.
could for him two years ago. The old
files of two years ago of the Democrat
and Rock island Argus show that he
was asking for but one term. He, nor
anyone else, never thought of object
ing to the publication of that fact then.
Last week, after the last issue ot the
Democrat before election was out. Mr.
Werts used entire pages and many col
umns of all the surrounding news
papers in what he terms a defense of
an attack upon him. We have tried to
keep the pledges made to Rock Island
county democrats two years ago as
carefully as we did those made to Hen-
Rock Island extends greetings to;derson county democrats four and six
the Masons of two counties, the men years ago. If it was honorable to keep
Harrison. X. J., has adopted an ordi
nance prohibiting the use of baby car
riages without rubber tires. Paternal
ism in government thus starts with
of a common brotherhood, composing
an order of worldwide friendship,
charity and fraternity.
Bryan said he could not accept the
presidential nomination officially ten
dered until he had first expressed his
gratitude for the great honor. Then
he. expressed his gratitude
Dispatches ftom New
the information that John D. Rocke
feller is having his barn painted.
And yet there are some people who
insist that prosperity his not returned.
the promises to Henderson county, it
was honorable to keep tne pledges to
Rock Island county. We have now
done both, and we feel that we have
only done that which is right, notwith
standing the abuse we got from Mr.
We clip a part of the article in the
So all's Rock Island Argus which is in reply to
the attack Werts makes on us in the
King Peter of Servia desires the
marriage of his princes with American
millionaire heiresses. These may be
string-halt or spavined, but their
money must be good the world over
at its face.
Iowa leads its sister states in the
number of cattle and hogs, having 8,
41:5,000 hogs valued at $5-1 .G84,00.
Illinois is second with a pork value
or $:!0,Ono,000. Montana leads Iowa
in the value of its cattle.
It is noticed that Mr. Taft says that
Ihe poor suffer by the law's delays.
Strange how a statesman can see
t plainly with the naked eye before
election many things that later be
come invisible. .
We think of Persia as an old, played
out country, and yet General Morteza
Khan, minister to the United States,
estimates that within the last few
years 3,000 persons have been killed
In that country in political riots.
Governor Deneen has now to face
the fact that the last republican gov
ernor . who was a candidate for re
election was defeated, and the further
fiv-t that it has been the rule of the
republican party since its organization,!
with a single exception, that no gov
ernor should succeed himself. This
rule, it may be assumed from the con
dition of things, will not be again
broken by the reelection of Governor
.The Hope of the AVoiltl.
This is Sunday school day in Rock
Inland county and a joyous day and
a beautiful occasion, it is. The hope
of the world was seen upon the streets
of Rock Island this morning. The Sun
day school is the kindergarten of the
Christian life, but the lessons there
learned must be followed consistent
ly through life in order to avail,
leaching and living, preaching and
I raelicing must go hand in hand
tli rough the stormy voyage if the
craft is to be landed at last on the
shores of contentment, in the harbor
of peace that passeth all understand
ing. There is told a terrible' story ot
how. evil communication and the prac
tice of depravity marked a countenance
that was so perfect and pure when it
came from the master hand that it
seemed almost divine. And yet there
came a change unbelievable when these
same fair features had beeiv scarred by
the results of abandonment, indulgence
and vice. Moldering away on. the wall of
the old monastery in Milan, Italy,
hangs the famous "Last Supper" of
Leonardo da Vinci. Like every mas
terpiece, the painting required many
years of patient labor, and as a re
sult of that labor it is perfect in its
naturalness of expression and sub
lime in its story of love. In addition
tp these qualities it has an incident
in its history that contributes not a j
little toward making It the great i
teacher that it is.
It is said that the artist, in paint
ing the faces of the apostles, studied j
the countenances of good men whom
he knew. When, however, he was
ready to paint the face of Jesus in.
the picture he could find none that
would satisjy his conception. The
fact that would serve as a model for
the face of Christ must be dignified
in its simplicity and majestic in its
sweetness. After several years of
it-sue so potent, so forceful and st
significant of the times been so fit
tmgly defined. Standing for a party
with this simple rallying cry as para
mount to all else, in the face o'
conditions showing the fast wanin
influence of the people in con tend in
for their rights, Bryan goes before
the country for a third term as tin
choice of a great party for the highest
office in the world. Declaring that
the party whose standard bearer he is
seeks not revolution but reformation
charging the republican party with be
ing the promoter of present abuses
the existence of which none will deny,
he arraigned it further as the oppo
nent of essential remedies and the
only bulwark of private gain. Mr
Bryan held that if the past can be
taken as any guide, the republican
party wil be so obligated by'campaigi
contributions from the Ueneliciaries o
protection as to make that party
powerless to bring to the country any
material relief from the present tariff
Likening the body politic of the
nation to a diseased human being, into
whose life serious blood disorders have
crept, Mr. Bryan maintained that the
f-pecdiest and most heroic treatment
affords the surest relief. For in danger
is tielay. Just as in the disease oi
the blood, the amputation of a finger
ioday may become necessary to save
on arm tomorrow or the removal ol
the arm tomorrow may avert the sac
tifice of life, Mr. Bryan hold that the
purifying process must be prescribed at
once, or more serious methods or even
fatal results may follow the neglect
And Mr. Bryan so scientifically
aua'.yized the disease that he left no
room for even a disagreement on thr
part of the most enlightened political
diagnosticians. All admit the malady
that is fast sapping the life blood of
the nation. The republican party has
in practice and platform declaration
proven indifferent to the Inroads of
disease and the patient is in conse
qutnee perishing of neglect in its
hands. Bryan's remedy is to cut the
throat of the disease-breeding trust?
that are feeding like vultures on the
vitals of the people, and give the pa
ticnt a chance to recover before the
?erms become so imbedded that there
will be no help. Strike at the root
of the evil is Bryan's remedy and
do it now .thus possibly averting both
the minor and the major surgical oper
at ions, and even more serious disaster
Mr. Bryan's address of acceptance
is characteristic of the man, forceful,
logical, clear cut. statesmanlike and
just. "Shall the people rule?" "will
hnd a responsive chord in the hearts
of the nation and echo hack an af
firmative answer at tiie November
Avery, with ber rutiiy gowns aud ! Tom touk mental note. The next
alarum supreme, her whirling imrasol. I la.v Iolluu un scounug tne rural me
iropons or ureeuvuie ror sometmijg
that corresponded to Annette's descrip
tion aud to bis own visual recollection
of the ill fated parasol. But nowhere
bad such a novelty as a "garish
cretonne sunshade" ever been heard
TTa Anr(tHii.'A n-li.n U'.tu f. ,1,1.1
it oniw,-i,,i.;t,. .......11 I, .....i ttr ivri nuuimv, uin, . iroij
r 17 1 ' itcr!tctikil in. ir-Tuiiiu.l t, Ilia litkti.l
him. It would have either roused his , ,' ,' , . ,'.
disdain or escaped his observation al
together. But for some reason wholly
unintelligible to himself the. thought
of any other man's holding Miss
Avery's parasol sent b!m into a state
of feverish eniotiou.
Tom was nothing if not ingenious
and persistent. In the seclusion of bis
'.) by D hotel bedroom he prac
ticed twirling a carefully poised um- ,
brella over his shoulder. The idiocy I
of it tickled his demure seuse of hu-
uior, and the results were very grati- J
Whether the bewildering presence of '
Miss Avery beside hi in would upset
this heroically acquired equilibrium
could only be discovered by puttiug
himself to the actual test. He decided
to risk It.
"Miss Avery" be ventured on hav
ing the good luck to Uud her aloue oil
a r. ' ft.
V s'Z. ' Jul
She laughed at him mercilessly
"Is it so funny":" he asked her wist
"Well, you are," she enlightened him;
"cretonne Is quite a uew thing for
parasols to be made of. It's generally
used for covering chairs aud cusl-'ons
and window boxes aud things like
that. So very probably all the shop
keepers over iu Greenville thought you
were crazy when you asked them fof a
cretonne para sunshade."
"They acted so," was Tom's feeling
A few days later, forearmed with
this wealth of "cretonuic" information,
Tom took liis way confidentially up to
towu. Annette comforted herself with
the thought that nothing short of very
urgent business hud forced him .to post
pone even for a day their morning pad
dle up the creek, which bad come to be
for each of them au accepted aud an
On his return, although (or more like
ly because!) it was late iu the eveuin
and full moonlight, Tom sought out
Annette in the gay chatting groups on
the hotel veranda and quietly signaled
"Get something to throw around
you, Annette," he directed, "and let's
tro down on the beach for a stroll. The
moonlight is beautiful on the water."
Annette, .hcr.heai t Uutterlnz urouket-
I fonllt- i.-m Wrcrl TrtthnVit n moment's
When they bad found a sheltered
nook on the lee side of a picturesque
Did rock, Tom took off his overcoat
and spread it for Anuetfe to sit upon.
As he did so a long, narrow package
dropped on the sand at his feet.
"What's that?" asked Annette sus
piciously. . .
Something I picked up In town,"
Tom chuckled. "Wont to see It?"
With exasperating deliberation Tom
unrolled the wrappings.
'"Of course," auswered the truly fem-
luino girl, perched ou the rock.
There!" he exclaimed at length, un
furling the treasure. "Do you like it?"
"Oh, what a beauty!" gasped An
nette. "I never had such a I mean I
never saw such a lovely one. But,
Tom, cretonne would have Leen all
Tom shook his head as one who
knows whereof he speaks.
"No," he told her boastfully. "The
cretonne ones aren't In the 6ame class
with this. I know because I've got
two awfully garish ones of that kind
for you up at the hotel."
"Why, Tom Brewster!" reproved An
nette in astonishment. "Really, I can't
"What?" interrupted Tom calmly as
with the slender tip of the parasol,
which was all one mass of exquisite
filmy flowers, be made marks ,lu the
smooth saud, upon which the moon
light shone with uumistakable distinct
Annette, ber eyes tracing with fas
cinated wonder the written words, "I
love you," almost forgot Tom's ques
"I couldn't accept but one," she sud
denly roused herself to answer.
"Then accept me. dearest," Tom
pleaded, smiling up at her.
As to what happened then uuder the
sheltering "sunshad" eveu the mau
iu the moon was left to imagine.
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
TIME MADE TO ORDER.
In staid and ancient Condon town
They're going to turn the clocks
Bo that the merry, villagers
Will nna hnii, "w"i nr f( In tlAll.
JThat doesn't sound so bad, but wait;
A joKer in it niaaen lies.
It means that those who practice It
A whole hour sooner must arise.
It's very fine "to read about
This rising with the early dawn
And getting out the mowing traps
To stiave the whiskers off the lawn
Or eating with the rising sun
And hurrying to shop or store,
Eut let them come to try it out
And halt the people would be sore.
Those who are constituted so
They briskly tumble out of bed
Would give approval to the scheme,
Eut how about the sleepyhead?
He'd hear the morning whistle blow
And try his drowsy eyes to force,
Peclaring he would rather snooze
And let old nature take Its course.
I. TnlS scneme lor mailing peupie pruuiyi
By simply setting up the clocks
Is dua before it goes in force
For several hard and able knocks.
Eut after it Is working well
The earlier the whistle toots
No doubt they'll learn to lift them
selves Ey pulling gently on their boots.
Just Like a Woman.
"I've Just worked myself to death
"Oh. have you?"
"When can I collect It?
"Your life insurance."
Every Day May Be a Sunday.
Sunday and Day are the naiuea of
two farmers near Martinton. Sunday
has five sous and Day five daughters.
Three of the Sunday boys have already
married Day girls. With the" other
two brothers courting the remaining
sisters it looks as though every Day
would be a Sunday by and by. Moroc
co Cor. Indianapolis Journal.
Willing to Take Chances.
The Man I'd give anything if yot?
wouli. kiss me. The Maid-But the
scientists say that kisses breed dis
ease. The Man Oh. never mind that
Co ahead and make me an Invalid fcr
life. Philadelphia Inquirer. , .
"Apparently you don't admire Miss
"No: I don't like her airs."
"Those she sings and those she
wears." rhilatlelph la Press.
- The Ruth and Emily were down and
the Acorn. Emily and Ruth went
north. The Columbia was up from
the south. The stage of water was
3.20 at C a. m. and 5.2 at noon.
-. Relative to the renomination of i careful search the nainter hannend
Governor Deneen the Chicago Tribune j to meet one, Pietro Bandinelli, a
jvhlch' supported him, said: (choir boy of exquisite voice, belong-
k'Thls revelation of popular sent!- ing to the cathedral. Being, struck
Went ought to be an incentive to the by the beautiful features and tender
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"THEUr ACCEPT ME, DEAREST,"
the veranda in the early part of an
dyllic summer day "won't you let me
paddle you ..up the creek a bit this
Gracious as was Miss Avery's ac
knowledging smile, it could not quite
conceal the asioulshmcut iu her wide
open blue eyes. This Tom noticed.
meetiug the implication gallantly.
You see," he explained, endeavor
ing to toss off the words with worldly
ease, "you are so discouragingly pop
ular. Miss Avery. This is the first
time I ever fouud you detached, as it
Annette Avery laughed with delight
"I'd love to go, Mr. Brewster," 6he
assured him. "It's too glorious a
morning to spend waiting for some
one who does not show up."
"Oh," said Tom, crestfallen, "then
you're not really detached, after all?"
Absolutely," was. Annette's emphat
ic reply. "A laggard in a laggard.
she fluished weakly, "isn't worth wait
ing for. When shall we start?"
Right away." urged Tom. He was
apprehensive of that "laggard."
"AU right," agreed Annette. "Just
wait till I run In and tell mother."
"Bring your parasol," Tom cried aft
er her and then stood dumfounded' at
his own temerity. But by the time
Annette reappeared he had braced
himself literally for the shouldering
of this formidable responsibility. What
matter if on their way to the boat
house he did carry the frivolous thing
at an angle diametrically opposed to
Its protective purpose? He was hap
pily unconscious of It, and Annette,
blinking heroically, was too mag
nanimous to disillusion bim.
The canoe launched, Tom, with some
show of savoir fa ire, tossed the eush- I
Ions. into it and extended his hand to'
Annette. At length, with a long, 1
graceful sweep of the paddle, they
The shimmering radiance of the sea
marshes as they followed "the wind
ings of the little creek soon subdued
their outbursts of admiration, and they
fell by mutual consent Into dreamy
-Suddenly In her excitement at sight
of a "blue" crab scuttling sldewise be
neath the canoe Annette lost bold of
her parasol. Before Tom- could rescue
It with his paddle a yelping mongrel
of a dog sprang out of the tall grasses
and dashed Into the water after it
"Bravo, old fellowl" called Tom.
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There are people who have unex
celled facilities for lying who have ab
solutely refused to rise either to the
occasion or the bait.
That Kind of a Noise.
"He thinks be will make a great ora
tor. He has mastered the first pincl-pie."
"What is that?"
"He Is able to think on his feet"
"Judging from the few times I have
heard him talk, be appears to be also
doing a part of his thinking with his
f - .
T-hey say a man by taking thought
can build himself over."
Fit himself with a new brain7
"Yes. and new features."
"I don't know about that, but by get
ting fresh with an amateur pugilist
he can have a mansard roof put on
his face free of charge."
Slightly Negative. '
"You . have been through. Central
'Yes; 1 traveled over much of that
"What Is the principal Industry
"Well, I should say lack of industry."
Felt Mis Importance. , ,
"How much does the baby weigh?"
"I have tio idea, but I should think
from looking at the father that he
might weigh something like a couple
"I hate to pay doctor's bills."
"Yes, but there are worse things."
"Having the undertaker collect from
When thirsty the air skipper
Can tap the ml Iky way
And drink from the big dipper
A draft of curds and whey.
" PERT PARAGRAPHS.
Some of our friends Invariably prove
a touching sight.
The man who can spend more thaa
he has deserves it for hia Ingenuity.
ItfE NEW j
The fear of a kick Is the beginning
of wisdom. -
The slaps at the mosquito are so
brisk at this season that they must
sound to him like applause.
Pay strict attention to the other fel
low's business If , It concerns your
The man who la universally popular
often finds be can't borrow money on
It. . -
' There Is many a thorn with no" rose
to Justify it - "
The same old style of divorce seems
to be as popular tola year as ever.