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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 1908.
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Friday, September 4, 1908.
SUALL THE PEOPLE BLLE1
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
For t'tiited States Senator Lawrence
Kor Governor Aillai E. Stevenson.
For Lieutenant Governor Elmer A.
For Secretary of State Xclpho F.
For Auditor Ralph Jeffries.
For State Treasurer John B. Mount.
For Attorney General Ross C. Hall.
For Clerk of Supreme Court John L.
For Representative in Congress M.
i.i:c;isi, vri KG.
For State Representative Henry L.
For State's Attorney Robert R. Rey
nolds. For Coroner Dr. M. J. O'Hern.
For Surveyor George H. Hicks. '
The Houston Chronicle says the
paramount issue is the meal ticket.
- Tlie oyster will , no, v with a ck'ar
conscience resume it's normal habit
of being eaten.
Dramatically this season in New
York they are playing the Devil, but
that is an old story.
Taft and Foraker shook hands at
Toledo, but the committee took the
-precaution to search both men before
Republican papers are still joyfully
commenting on the fact that Taft and
Foraker did not have a list fight when
they met at Toledo.
- It develops that the queen of Bur-
niali invented the sheaih aown 200
years ago. Of course, . Cleopatra in
vented the Merry Widow hat
It is said that Uncle Jos Cannon's
'promiscuous use of swear words will
prove one of the elements in his de
feat but will not improve the habit
President Roosevelt, with customary
modesty, says he uoe.s not presume
to dictate who shall be nominated for
governor of New York by. the repub
licans, but says "Hughes MUST be
The newspapers f of Peoria and
Springfield are exchanging courtesies
as to their comparative needs of the
evangelistic services of Rev. Billy
Sunday. Inasmuch as Peoria has
plenty of whisky and Springfield has
had plenty of riots we would advice
Billy to choose the. city that has the
most money and needs it the least.
One day the republican national
committee gives it outj that it has re
turned checks offered by corporations
because such contributions are un
lawful, but they have not yet returned
the checks Cornelius N. Bliss obtained'
from insurance companies, and only
lst week they were caught in the
"( COMING TO jo!
act ot soliciting contributions by ad-iTrade congress in London how this
dressing appeals to corporations. And country's tariffs operate in restraint
the chairman has appointed Bliss, of legitimate trading. Said he:
who got the money from the insur-j To those American manufacturers
ance companies, as a member of the Vho have for years been struggling to
advisory committee." build up and maintain an export busi.
i.t.M Z ' ness under the handicap of unneces-
Whilo the socialists of Philadelphia' 6arily Increased cost of raw material
were . declaiming against Mr. Bryan which the tariff throws upon them, it
u UTO'": na"y. ' iaoor
unions of SL Louis were adopting res-
olutions pledging themselves unani-
mously in opposition to "every repub -
lican national candidate at the Novem-
ber election." The. democrats have
neither the support of those elements
in union labor which hold out against
settlement of any strike except on the
basis of complete surrender to every
form of demand, nor. of the Van
Cleaves, who refuse absolutely to treat
with employes as an organization.
Mr. Tal't on Guarantee of Deposit.
That extremely cautious and con
servative eastern newspaper, the
Journal of Commerce. say3 editorial
ly (Aug. 2S) under t'aa aliovc head
ins: "It is greatly to be wished that Mr.
Taft, as a candidate for the presi
dency, would direct the undoubted
powers of his mind to an independent
study of financial questions that are
presented to him and form his own
judgment, instead of repeating stale
second hand statements, which on
-! iAfti 1 v n ItilrlAn Via ' Jin 1 i fl nrl f
k ...tu,,, f- ..De
the guarantee of bank deposits has
i.c,.n fnrH tn .ha fmnt t n vtont
that is rather out of proportion to its
immediate importance, but it is liable
tn hPPnmo an imnnrtant m.nttpr tnr
consideration and it is well to have
rippr trie nhmit it Mr Taft had
previously exmessed some hastv con-1
. - ' I
e lisions on the Kiihiect hut in re.
sponse to a direct request for Jiis opin-
ion he is reported as 'dictating' a
somewhat formal statement.
In this he said that the 'funda-
mental obiection' to what ha called
the proposed plan was that it 'would
be an inducement to and put a pre
mium on reckless banking.' He
thought that banks would be 'relieved
of responsibility to and fear, of the
depositors,' and that 'the tendency
would be toward exploitation. mani;v
mat ion and the se nf . n'et Af
banks in a sneeulative wav. It would
promote speculation on the part of
one banker at the expense of his fel-
Inuc' u-hfoh '..nin.otoi Tror... of th
exnense of the denositors- Ha he-
ieved that anv estimate of 'the neces-
ary tax based, upon the present rate
of loss to depositors would he en-one-
ous because the danger of loss would
be 'increased vastly by the proposed
system.' r I
"This indicates a superficial view
of the subject if by 'the uronosed
system' is meant a reallv rational
plan. The plan proposed in the Fow-
er currency bill for instance, would
be a feature of the organization of
national banks in redemption dis-1
ricts with boards of management rep-
resenting the banks and a system of
examination, supervision and control
which would diminish and not increase
the chance of insolvency. One of the
purposes would be to prevent 'reck
less banking.' and the check upou
he use of assets 'in a speculative I
way' would be much more effective I
than it has proved to be under the I
present law in several conspicuous
nstances, like that of the Walsh
banks in Illinois. I
"Under a properly regulated sys-
tern the tendency toward exploitation.
manipulation,' etc., would be restrain !
ed. It is apt to be overlooked that
the suurant.ee would annlv onlv to dp-
posits of banks after they have
failed and the' responsibility for sol - l
vencv would not. certainly need not.
be diminished, and there could be no
resort to the guarantee fund until the
assets which stockholders as well as
depositors are interested, in conserv
ing, had been exhausted. With a ra
tionally devised system this notion
that bankruptcy would be encouraged
is a mere bugbear, and Mr. Taft is a
man of sufficient penetration not to
be fooled by it if he woull only de
vote some serious study to a subject
which is of growing importance and
which he may be called upon to have
a well-considered opinion about.
The Journal of Commerce, Aug. 29
commenting on Bryan's Topeka
"In his Topeka speech on Thursday
night Mr. Bryan enlarged upon his
notion of the guarantee of bank de
posits. As usual he was effective in
attack upon the position of his oppo
nent and he really demolished the
chief argument of "Mr. Taft against
the principle of guaranteeing deposits
But that was easy. The argument
t hat banks would be more likely to be
recklessly nnanaged and to rush into
l.-ri i. .urt.. - ... n 1
...BU.i.y .i me? ...uuuauy unuuu
io iiiaKe Buuu Ioses to ueposuors m
case of failure is too shallow and
ridiculous to receive tne countenance
mac it. is geiiing irom inai type oi
tuiisci vauve lu wiiuiu auy uuaime
nuvf. lo ,.,. .a ucumi ueicucdi.
i i-i i . : i
inose wno resort to mat argument
express tneir own weakness apa are
throwing to. Mr. Bryan a popular
sue. oi wnicn ne win make tne most
that he' is capable of."
How the Tariff Stifles Trade.
Ex-Secretary Shaw defended the she!
tering duties pi the Dingley act on the
ground that the excessive profits col
lected, from American consumers en
abled the protected Interests to sell
their surplus in foreign markets that
would otherwise be closed to them.
A. B. Farquhar of Pennsylvania, the
great agricultural implement maker,
J who has felt the talons of the trust in
competition, told the International
i3 almost a waste of time to demon-,
strate a truth of which they are every
moment conscious. Ex-Governr Doug-1
has of Massachusetts, the great shoe'
manufacturer, speaks- confidently of
jour ability to increase, our leather!
goods export to more than 12 times
its present volume, with untaxed raw
' material. A duty on wool is hardly
more defensible than one on hides, and
practically no other civilized nation
taxes the warmth and health of its clt-
izens by either.. These duties sadly
cripple our trade with Australia and
the Argentine republic especially, and
impair the clothing we wear in quality
"There is not time, nor . need, to
speak in full detail or tae various
ways in which the export trade of the
United States is obstructed by the
national policy of making raw mater
ials dear through indiscriminate protec
tion. Copper is an instance; the tariff
on that noble metal has handsomely
accomplished its objects, in making a
ring of mine owners enormously rich
by enabling and encouraging them to
exact of their fellow citizens the mar-
ket price in Europe, with duty and
oceau fmght added: bUt " has,a
same time depressed our manufacture
of cPPer ware for home use and abo1'
lsnea u Ior exPorl-
"An increasing number of the manu
pcturers of the United States, moved
by such arguments as have just oeen
outlined, are coming to believe that a
.1 .. K tro.U nrrxilil
cauuuus aiiuiuai.ii iu n i.cic
"e to their advantage, as well as that
' the great uouy or tneir ieuow cm-
zens. They are wming to see auu
find their profit in abundance ratner
than scarcity to try tne poncy oi lar
er sales and smaller gams trom a saie,
Cosmopolitan New York.
Philadelphia Ledger: All told, the
descendants of Americans for two or
more generations do not number more
than 1,200,000 in the population of New
York. ud most of these have come
lm omer pans or ine "uuir'
"cuiany west oi me jMiiyue ia.
iUOSl Oi ineir ancesiora came ucie
within four generations.
ar more tnan two-tniras oi tne pop-
Nation of New York City, or 3,037,000
of its inhabitants, came irom amoau
or were bom of fore!S" parents. Of
these the Jews lead all, with a popula-
"on ot iuo.uuu
There are more Irish who came troin
Ireland or wiio were born oi parenrs
who came trom there tnan xnere are
people in Dublin, or. in other words
there are 820,000 of them. The Ital
tans come next, with a population of
G14.000, which is more than all the rcs
idents of Naples.
AUTO SMOKE F0 WSUSUUI I UtS
New Way ef Southampton (N. Y.) Car
Owners to Worry the Pest
Chauffeurs and the cottagers at
Southampton, N. 1, have taken upon
themselves the fumigation of niosqui
toes by throwing hot .clouds of burning
cylinder oil as they race about the vil
lage In their motorcars. The work of
extermination has been carried on with
increasing derermiuation during the
last few days. The roads are cuoKed
with the clouds of smoke that trail be
hind every car. while the natives who
walk sneeze and cough. But the mos
quitoes ar getting the worst of it.
- OJd Agawam lake. 6a which is the
residence of Klihu Root, occupied this
season by Nathaniel Holmes: the rcsi
fences of Colonel Roln-rt M. Thompson
J- I - Kobb ami that of hlepuen lea
body are leiiig freed from the pests,
Along Job's lane, at the foot of the
lake, run dally the eight cars of Hugh
J. Grant, e-i -mayor of New York: the
four of August Belmont. .Tr,; three each
for James Parrish and Stephen Pea
body and the two" of Dr. Maitland
Alexander. This is only a partial list
but it indicates that there Is a fumi
gating plant ot work all the time. To
throw out the clouds of smoke the
chauffeurs open the cylinder oil feed
50 that the burning overflow sends out
dense, choking smoke as they tear
along the' roads. In consequence the
mosquitoes are leaving.
Vrote 21,653 Words on Peat Card.
To compete in a' contest in which a
business man of New Madison.
offers a fine piano to the one Inscrib
ing a certain sentence of eleven words
the greatest number of times on a
postal card. Dr. O. M. Raudabaugh
of St. Mary's has just furnished one
tpnce appeal's on the card 2.333 times.
n1 twn mnrns(innpn ,.SP(i hv fh
writor The work waH doue wit'h
ordinary hard lead pencil.
a i Tunnel
I " -
The Lon(lo Tiraes statP8 that the
Danisn government is considering the
nrn5.r in f.nnstril..r roiiv.., tim..ni
under the Great bclt. The total length
nf thIs lunnel wouI(1 be abou seven.
teen miles, of which twelve miles
would be under the sea. The estimr.te
of the cost is put at slightly more
Received Higlifst Award -i
Wtrid'a Part Feed Expuitio
Display west of
as to the ) Ijt
Humor and Philosophy.
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
NOT FOR STEADY USE.
It makes the evening pleasant
- When friends or neighbors call
To wear your company manners
As thouph thoy were a shawl.
But it would be a nuisance.
Though it might be the style'
And highly recommended
To wear them all the while.
It's such a relaxation
From troubles of the day
To he polite and pleasant.
Alert and almost gay.
But when the podplo vanish
Sonic minutes after ten
It's great to lose the manners
And be yourself again.
In bringing up the children
The way that they should go
Some measure of politeness
The guiding hand should show.
But try your company manners
On kids who are alive.
And if you're tough and hardy
Perhaps you may survive.
It makes the evening brighter
And reassures the guest.
But when he has departed
You feel you need a rest.
And so you don your slippers
And seek the family couch.
Toss off the company manners
And revel in your grouch.
One of the Origi
nal. "I didn't know
he was much of
"Say, he is a
of the Town
'Is he si ch an Inveterate liar as they
"He couldn't tell the truth if he
"How do you know?"
"Rea'ly I don't, localise he has never
tried t j see."
"You wouldn't marry the best man
in the world."
"No: I wouldn't.'.'
"Did yoai ever pause to think that he
might be a little particular too?"
No Use For Them.
"Don't you ever take a rest?"
"I never knew you to take a vaca
"That's how I get my rests."
Close to the Common People.
Why cioi.'t you go Into politics?"
'I would but forone thing." -"Afraid
of the nwid slinging?"
"No. I don't like to eat pie with my
Causes a Coldness.
"How do, you heat your house?"
"With a furnace." - .
"And how do you cool it eff '?'
"Did I understand .you to say you
were slightly deaf?"
"Depends on who is talking and
what he wants."
Ono Left Over.
"See her new husband?" .
"Yes. AYhat do you think of him?"
"Must hav got him on a 'bargain
Couldn't Fool Him.
Pa Squirrel brought home some wormy
Lonar fallen from the tree.
Said Willie Oquirrel. "These nuts are not
W hat they're cracked up to be."
Thinking of Possibilities.
"Do you think our presidents should
be retired on a pension?"
"Before or after thoy have served?"
The wild waves seem to be saying
that there is an uusually large crop of
silly people this season.
The form of physical culture that
some large, fat, urbane men seem to
prefer this season is running for office.
Friendship is valuable, but frequent
ly to only one side of the concern.
There are people who are extremely
fond of taking chances, and it Is
worthy of note in passing that the
chances are about the only thing that
they .are called upon to take.
Most men find self denial more beau
tiful to behold than it is to exhibit.
There Is just
one thing that
e x a s p erates a
lady book agent
more than not let
ting, her talk, and
that is listening
in silence to her
keeping your mon
ey in your nurse.
It is always easier to take both good
things than to make an invidious dis
tinction and leave one,
There is nothing quite so efficient as
poverty to help a young man ont after
he has fallen in love.
It is" easy to get tangled np In a lie,
and then you have to get an expert
high priced liar to get you untangled,
ver notice that a bill seems unable1:
7 "T , ,
to hit an opportune time to fall due?
Slergus Daily Short Story
Mrs. Scarritt's Crusade By W F. Bryan.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
It is a dreadful thing to have n mis
sion. Mabel Maitland found It a re
sponsibility, and Roy Bnruets declared
it a bore, a fad and some other things
to which he did not give vocal utter
ance iu Mabel's presence.
To Roy it was a matter of supreme
indifference whether women voted or
not but it seemed to Mabel that it was
the vital question of the .hour. ,
She attended all the suffragette meet
ings nJvertised and even formed a suf
frage club among the girls of Cowdrcy
House, an establishment for self sup
porting girls in which she had made
her home since the death of her par
ents. The Cowdrey Suffrage club was at
best a lukewarm organization. The
girls had joined "for the fuu of the
thing," and Mabel had to work hard to
hold her converts in Hue.
This prevented her from giving much
of her time to Roy, and his opinion of
the suffragettes was the natural result.
For five years be had begged Mabel to
niarry him, but even before the crv of
"votes for women" liecame a fashion
able slogan Mabel had had pronounced
ideas as to the independence of her
sex, and Roy waited patiently while
Mabel demonstrated her ability to earn
her ow n living.
Then she had fallcu under the influ
ence of Mrs. Grace Brown'-Hazzard and
had been welcomed by the leader as an
addition to the cause. The approval of
this famous wouiau had the effect of
making Mabel the more enthusiastic,
and presently she was devoting every
evening to the t'owdrey branch of the
society, and Roy was left out in the
It was the rule that all lights were
to be out at 11 in Cowdrey House, b-it
with the aid of candles Mabel wrote
far into the night en the speeches that
Mrs. Brown-Hazzard delivered and
dragged herself unwillingly to her
work the following morning, sadly
feeling the lack of sleep.
Mrs. Browu-IIazzard found in her
uew disciple a valued assistant, and
her demand for speeches that offered
a departure from her own stereotyped
thoughts was insistent.
The more she praised the harder Ma
bel worked until at last the inevitable
breakdown "occurred, and Mabel was
forced to resign hcr-position and go
into the country, where her scanty sav
ings rapidly diminished. The pile of
manuscripts for her Idol, however, in
Mrs. Scarritt. her new landlady, was
much interested in the girl, and her
protests against the manner iu which
Mabel was overworking were loud and
"Belter stop that foolishness," she
argued, "and put some flesh on your
"Put the cause needs my work!"
cried the tired girl. "Mrs. Brown
Hazzard writes uie that these speeches
are doiug a world of ood; that I am
making thousands of converts. Of
course she flatters me there, for it is
her magnetic personality that counts.
I merely save her the worry of mar
shall ug her arguments."
"Mrs. Brown-Hazzard 7" inused Mrs.
Scarritt. "Grace Brown married Ben
Hazzard. You don't happen to know
what your friend's husband's name is,
"It is B. Henderson Hazzard,' ' re
"Named after his ma," explained
Mrs. Scarritt. "His ma. was Lnella
Henderson. We always did say that
'change of name and not. of letter'
meant 'change for worse and not for
. . .. , , , . . ,
Itbe worst of it.
j pecked. Lfved.
iuc v umi ul ii. jjjy, uui ue was uen-
over - in " the hollow.
('race Brown lived right down the road
i piece that first feu' liouse on your
right as yon g; to the postnflice."
"She never saill anything about hav
ing been Ikhh here:" cried Mabel in
surprise. '"She did say in one of her
letters that she know that t'adyville
was a beautiful place."
"Grace Brown ain't bragging about
us, and we ain't bragging about Grace
Brown," dcckinil the old lady. "Grace
always was a fraud," she went on.
"She used to get nie to write her com
positions for her. ami Ben Burrows
used to do her sums. She never did
anything that she could coax some one
else to do for her. I must say that
she had nice ways about her. She
could coax even the teacher into giv
ing ber-goo.l marks when she'd been
kept in after school the whole week."
"She Is Hie leader in a great cause."
said Mabel reverently. "She has de
voted her gifts to a great battle, and
she will win for us. We shall get the
vote before long, and the name of Mrs.
Brown-Hazzard will go down through
the ages as the woman who worked
this great revolution in favor of wo
Mrs. Scarritt sniffed scornfully; then
she looked down iuto the deep blue
eyes glowing with the fires of enthusi
asm. Mabel's cheeks were thin and
white, and there was a little quiver of
the chiu that bespoke nervousness.
Only the eyes betrayed animation.
Mrs. Scarritt laid her hand gently upon
the girl's arm.
"There's just one real right that a
woman has," she insisted softly
"That's the right to marry a good man
and have him love and protect her. If
she can get that she doesn't ueed to vote
or do any of those fool things. She is
wontent with her home and her babies.
It's when she doesn't get the man she
wants that she seeks the excitement of
some fool crusade like this.
"I've lived fifty-three years, my dear.
I never voted, and I never wanted to,
and I guess Silas and I are about as
happy a pair of old folks as there are
in the state. I spoke of Ben Burrows a
moment ago. Grace loved him. but she
married Hazzard because his foiks
died and he came into all the money.
Grace knew that he -would be ca?y to
handle, so she threw Ben over and
married Hazzard. I'll bet she thinks of
Ben yet sometimes." v
Mabel shuddered as she recalled cer
tain times at MrsT Brown-Ilazzard's
when her husband had almost stagger
ed Into the room to criuge tinder her
glance. Then there would come over
the woman's strong, rather masculine
face a curious look of regret, and Ma
bel wondered if Mrs. Scarritt had not
spoken the truth
lady, "there is nothing to Toting. Let
the men- vote all they want so long as
they make good husbands. That's all
I've ever asked of Silas. I doVt be
lieve in throwing over a good man for
the sake of voting for the president
and-the town council and all that.
Election day is only once a year, and
you're married 30.1 days in that time.
You can't be a good wife and go gad
ding around too. You .have to take
"But when you have a mission to
uplift your sex" begau Mabel. Mrs.
.Scarritt sniffed again. ,
"Uplift nothing," she said irritably.
"You only lead em - into mischief.
Your mission Is to marry and make
some man happy and strong and a
good citizen. -That's the way to do
your duty to your country.
Mabel turned away without answer.
She was not used to ridicule except
from Roy, and of course he was
prejudiced. Here was Mrs. Scarritt
making out ber leader to be a selfish.
sordid worn a u whit, having thrown
away ber happlues. sousbt forgetful
I ncss in the excitement of a crusade.
It was a bitter blow, and she resented
Mrs. Scarrht did not speak again,
and Mabel lay back in her' chair, her
tired eyes feasting upon -the soft
greens of the field and forest, touched
here and there with the
rold of t!i"
Across the mad was another cottag
with lioarders. Its. young bride, in
whom the whole town seemed to tike
a personal interest, came out in her
fresh white dress to -watch for her
husband. He came every Friday night
and stayed until Monday, and the lit
tle bride was always waiting for him
at the gate.
A huge farm wagon rumbled past, a
great covered affair, and from its cav
ernous depths there sprang an athletic
form. Almost before she could realize
it the little bride was folded in strong
arms, and together the two went hap
pily toward the house, laughing over
the man's joke.
Mrs. Scarritt touched Mabel's arm.
"Isn't that better than a vote?" she
Mabel nodded as she rose from her
"Going in to write?" asked Mrs. Scar
ritt. "Yes." came the answer. "I want
to write Mrs. Brown-Hazzard that I
do not feci strong enough to write that
speech she wants, and I want to write
Mabel Tanished indoors with a face
of scarlet, and Mrs. Scarritt smiled as
she rocked vigorously back and forth.
She had not known of Roy, but she
had imagined that somewhere in the
background there was some one. Like
Mrs. Brown-Hazzard, Mrs. Scarritt
was a crusader, and a successful one.
A Sure Enough Knocker.
J. C. Goodwin of Reidsville, N. C,
says: "Bucklen s Anlca balve Is a sure
enough knocker for ulcers. A bad one
came on my leg last summer, but that
wonderful salve knocked it out in a
few rounds. Not even a scar remain
ed." Guaranteed for piles, sores, burns,
etc. 2j cents, at all drug stores.
is the result of Experience
combined with Science.
Every housekeeper has
her own ideas about how
clothes should be washed.'
Is the scientific production of pure .
soap that will do a washtag easily in
the way the majority of experienced
housekeepers advise as best and '
- most economical, takicc into con
sideration . the . saving of clothes,.
strength and time.
6. Expericnco and science both
point to Tbe Peosta Way.
MONEY TO LOAN
OnN Real Estate Securltj.
LUDOLPH & REYNOLDS,
Mitchell & Iynde Building. '
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