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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 7. 1908
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TRADES Ifflgff COUNCIL
Monday, September 7, 1908.
SHALL THE PEOPLE flrLE?
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
For United States Senator Lawrence
For Governor Adlal E. Stevenson.
For Lieutenant Governor Elmer A.
For Secretary of State Xelpho 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.
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.
New "York lawyers, it is said, are
planning to prevent delays in court.
Encore! Give 'en a hand.
The Houston Chronicle announces
that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will not
plv.y in Springfield, 111., this year.
The sheriff of Duchess county. New
York, complains that Thaw occupies
too much of the jail. Probably Thaw
agrees with him.
Manager Hitchcock of the republi
can campaign committee might get at
least a subscription of 30 cents from
Mra. Hetty Green.
The-only reason why the reDubli
"cans do not want individual deposits
in banks guaranteed is because they
don t 'know any better.
If Job had survived to this day and
was a user of a Bell telephone in
Rock Island, his reputation would have
vanished like the morning mists be
fore the fierce rays of the sun.
A leading eastern journal remarks
that it has not yet been decided what
share, if any. Senator Forakers of
Ohio and Lafollette of Wisconsin shall
take in this campaign. There is rea
sonable grounds for fear that they
might make sixes and sevens of the
party program. At the same time
they are decidedly unwilling to let
Chairman Hitchcock revise their cam
Kurope Wants American Cars.
That foreign users of automobiles
are awakening to the fact that Ameri
can cars are equal to those made
abroad especially the low and me
dium priced automobiles made by the
standard manufacturers of the Ameri
can Motor Car Manufacturers' nssocia
tion is evidenced by the reports of the
American consuls representing A!
geria. Spain, United Kingdom and
Consul James Johnston of Algeria
writes as follows: "There are good
prospects of a permanent. market in
Algeria for a light, strong, medium
priced car. . Automobiles ere exten
sivcly used by wine and oil merchantr
who have, to travel in districts where
- as yet the railway does not exist. In
order to introduce American motor
cars and establish a market the manu
facturers must be prepared for a little
expense. It is unreasonable to expect
to sell motor cars on the strength of
catalogues and no agent would enter
tain the idea of representing a line of
automobiles unless he has a sample
car lor demonstration."
Consul R. 31. Bartleman of Madrid
writes-that there ere 700 automobiles
in the Spanish capital and there Is a
. good market for American machines.
VV R - I Ml
No American cars are now '. on ' the
Nothing better demonstrates the
manner in which the United Kingdom
is adopting foreign automobiles than
the following figures:
For the six months ending June this
year Importations into the United
Kingdom netted 33.S79 automobile
chassis and complete cars, valued a'
110,574,797, as against 2.801 cart
valued at ?5,706,249, for a simila:
period last year.
Consul Sackett of Prescott, ) Can.
Comparatively few automobiles arc
owned here. There are about one-hal!
dozen in Brockwell, three in Prescott
and a few elsewhere scattered aboul
the district. This section fs well wortr
prospecting by the manufacturers of 8
safe, hardy, medium priced automo
bile of American make. There ough'
to be such an agency, and it Is m
belief that a car of moderate cos:
would find a good sale, if such sales
were pushed by a personal appeal
among people of the Preccott district
a great many of whom are wealthy.''
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mr. Bryan
struck home in his speech at the- Min
nesota state fair when he attacked
imperialism, militarism and extrava
gance, the three most conspicuous of
fenses of the Roosevelt administra
The exhibit of republican extrava
gance to which he called public at
ten t ion . is appalling.
Since 18SS the two-year approprla
tions have grown . from one billion to
wo billions. The army is twice as
large as it was in lS9t, and its cost
is three times as great. The ex
penses of the navy have been mult-
plied by three in 10 years. During
the Roosevelt administration 99,00c
new offices have been created at an
expense of $70,000,000 a year, as com
pared with 10.000 during the Cleve-
tnd and McKinley administrations
The growth of bureaucracy and of gov
ernmental expenditures have far out
stripped the increase of population.
Mr. Bryan pertinently called attcn
tion to the face that the burden of this
extravagance falls heaviest upon the
people of small means, the farmers,
the salaried men and the wages earn
ers who pay for it. through the in
creased cost of the tariff-fixed neces
saries of life. It amounts, as he
pointed out, to a graduated income
tax, the largest per cent being col
lected from small incomes the smal
ler the income- the larger the percent
age, and the least per cent from the
large incomes the larger the income
the less the per cent.
These are real issues involving
questions of vital- importance to the
The Solid Democracy.
Herman Ridder, when in Salt Lake
City several days ago, said ho had
learned from personal contact with
the people of the far west, that a
strong sentiment for Bryan existed in
that part of the republic. Ridder
who is publisher of the New York
Staats Zeitung, also expressed the en
couraging opinion that the Empire
state would throw its u9 electoral
votes to the democratic candidate.
Just before the Denver convention
Ridder went to Fairview and plcadd
with its distinguished resident to
abandon his determination to have
certain of his ideas incorporated in
the national platform. Although un
successful, the New Yorker announced
upon his departure that he would sup
port the nominee.
His canvass pf the distant western
states is not only evidence of his sin
cerity, but further evidence that de
mocracy is solidified as it has not
been for years.
Easy to Figure.-
A dispatch from Chicago, which fig
ures out the probability of Illinois
oing democratic and electing Steven
son governor, says to accomplish this
it" will be necessary to change 22,000
Three or four times that many re
publicans have already announced
their support of Stevenson because of
the assurances he has given that he
will lift- the state charitable institu
tfons out of the mire of partisan poll
tica, and that if elected he will nerve
all of the people of both parties and
safeguard the interests of the state
Stevenson will defeat Donecn - by
from 40.000 to 00,000 majority.-
FIRE STILL RAGES
(Continued from Page One.)
at 1750,000, including the stocks of the
A Hibbing insurance man, who had
many policies on property In the de
stroyed town, estimates the insurance
carried by Chisholm merchants at
Hibbing, five miles west of Chisholm
afforded accommodations 4o about 1,000
refugees from Chisholm last night, and
it is expected that 3,000 were given
places to sleep last night. The Duluth
Mesabtt & Northern sent a car of tents
from Duluth to Hibbing on receipt of
a message from Mayor Weirick. V. A
McGonagle, vice president and general
manager of the road, said he would
rush tents and supplies If necessary to
Hibbing as fast as needed. A thousand
tents can be used and by tonight a
white city will have sprung up on the
environs of Hibbing. Food stuffs will
not be needed, as the merchants have
large supplies, and an order from Du
luth has been placed for what- is de
J Many Deatitnte.
" There are many destitute persons,
specially among the mining class.
Many men who were rated as well to(
lo are now without funds to buy a
neal. In most instances these misfor-
unes are only temporary, as many will
oon receive their insurance money.
However, some merchants lost every-
hing they had except the clothes on
heir backs, and there will be much
suffering and financial embarrassment.
Governor IitHuea Prorlnntatlon.
St. Paul, Sept. 7. Governor John A.
fohnson has issued a proclamation
ailing for relief for 12,000 homeless
orest fire victims in the northeastern
jart of the state.
rsocietv news, written or telephoned
o the society editor of The Argus, will
e gladly received and published. But
n either case the identity of the sender
oust be made known, to Insure rella-
llity. Written notices must bear lig
ature and address.
Ill-Mathis. The marriage of Miss
Vlary Mathis and William 111, both of
Reynolds, took place at the home pf
Ir. and Mrs. Andrew DeBord at Rey
nolds atll:2 Thursday morning. They
vere attended by Miss Myra Taylor
md Philip Schriver. Rev. L. F. Coop-
r performed the ceremony in the pres
ence of ?.tnttt so fnpst5. The houso
vas prettily decorate:! in goldenrod.
ems and pink and white asters. After
he ceremony a sumptuous dinner was
served, the Misses Mary Lee, Lillie
Marsh, Catherine Gray, Babara Hart-
nan, Edith. Reaber. Lulu Carrie and
Vellie Cooper, Rosa Woolf and Alex
DeBord and Harry Swartout being ttie
vaiters. Many beautiful gifts were
eft with the young people. Mr. and
Mrs. Ill will reside three and a half
niles west of Reynolds, where the
;room has prepared a home.
Sherrill-Schocker. Miss Mary R.
Schocker of Chicago was married to
Walter D. Sherrill of Colona. 111.. Sat-
jrday, Sept. 5, at the home of the
jride's sister. Mrs. O. L. Pratt. Chi
cago. 111. The brido was formerly a
steonographer in Moline. Mr. and
Mrs. Sherrill will make their home in
Colona where the groom is in the
Spickler-Andrews. Dr. R. B. Wil-
iams at the parsonage of the First
Methodist church this afternoon at 2
3'clock officiated at the marriage of
Miss Lauretta Andrews of Edgington
'o Edward Spickler of Andalusia. They
were unattended. Mr. and Mrs. Spick-
er will make their home in And a
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All the news p.ll the time The Argus.
SAFETY VAULTS ARE CON
STRUCTED TO BALK
TIES. How many accidents happen in
an hour? How many thefts?
Suppose your home should
burn today and with it all your
insurance papers, deeds, mort
gages and jewels, you wouldn't
begrudge the cost of a private
box in a steel vault built to re
sist fire, -water, storms and
Inspection invited and infor
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Humor end Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
THE FINISHED PRODUCT.
Of the ages
Rolled into one;
Cf the sages
The world began
You have It
Be handed out
When the. orator-
Lifts his strident
To spout. -
He has got
For the ilia
And lofty purpose
Is to cure
He has studied
To the test.
For Hie party
That he thinks
Pay him best.
"She must have
bought a phono
graph." "See her with
"No, but 1 heard
her say life here
after would be
one grand sweet
Out of a Job.
"I have often found It hard l Jive
within my income."
"Yes, but still it is eary compare to
the other thing."
"What other thing?'
"Living without it."
"You ought to learn to swim."
"Don't need to."
"What's the answer?"
"I own enough oil stock to float me
even in deep water."
"Do talk about something."
"Nothing to talk about."
"Oh, that docsu't matter at all In this
crowd, you know."
No prize he won in his career.
Though long and somewhat checkered.
At last he dropped -a phonograph.
And then he broke. Hie record.
The Material Things.
"Well, my child?"
"What do people make love out of?"
"They usually look in Dun's and
Bradstreet's for their material first, I
Knew the Line.
"Can you tell me when the 8 o'clock
train comes in?"
"At 8 o'clock, I presume."
"If it does it has reformed."
It Is hard to uuderstand why we
think we are so important to the safe
running of the universe when we abso
lutely know that we are not
A girl In a hammock looks pictur
esque and entertaining, but there Is a
heap more satisfaction to be gained
from a girl in the kitchen baking cook
The more you worrv the deeper sat
Isfaction your friends get in discussing
your unfortunate tem;ei-nmeiit.
Many nn attempt has been made to
swindle Father Time, but the old fel
low ambles along cheerful as ever and
gets in his work as regularly as the
cashier punches a $3.50 meal ticket.
takes to loafing
you can bank on.
It that he Is pret
ty -well satisfied
with the way
some people of
ance are conduct
ing themselves. -
When In doubt tip the waiter.
Some women make money, and oth
ers make dresses, but it is a woman
who does neither who has a good time.
The more a man brags about himself
the less time and ability be has to
make good his boasting.
It may be bad manners to eat corn
; off the cob, but In that case the cob Is
- the thing to blame.
The more we tolerate an Intolerable
condition the more surely and readily
It becomes fixed and bearable.
It rea u Ire s neither rawhide nor a
raw deal to driva anm men to drink-
Sljergus Daily Short Story
The Blue Bowl-By
Copyrighted, 1908, by
Beverly really knew nothing at all
about old china, but after he naw the
lady of the blue bowl at the front
gate, with a yellow rose tucked into
her shining brown hair, he became at
once a worshiper at the shrine of old
china and of Clarice.
"The Claibornes are as poor as church
mice," h'.s landlady Informed him when
he asked about the people who lived
in the gray mansion on the hill. "The
neighbors roundabout here dou't think
that Clarice and her aunt have enough
to eat, and yet they wou't sell a thing.
And they've got some old furniture
that they could get most any price
for, and their china why, one man of
fered old Miss Claiborne 200 for a
blue bowl, and she wouldu't take it."
"I wonder if I could see it?" Beverly
asked, thinking of the girl at the gate.
"Maybe." said his landlady doubtful
ly. "They dou't cure to meet many
people. They used to have money, and
now that they haven't the old lady
shuts herself up there and Miss Clarice
doesn't see anybody."
But Beverly was not to be daunted,
and .three days later he knocked at
the Claiborne front door.
Clarice answered the knock. She was
even more leautiful than the first time
Beverly had seen her In a faded gown
of pink gingham.
"I beg pardon," Beverly said, "but
my landlady has told me of a bowl a
blue bowl I am interested iu old china
and hoped I might see it."
Clarice looked at him gravely.
"It's not for sale." she said, "and J
am not sure that you can even look at
it. I'll have to ask Aunt Matilda."
"Of course," Beverly agreed prompt
ly, "and if you don't mind" I'll sit on
the porch while I wait and look at the
view. It's wonderful. You must be
able to see three states."
"We can." Clarice said slowly, "and
that's the worst of it."
lie looked at her iu surprise.
"Don't you like the view?" he de
manded. "I hate It," she said vehemently. "It's
dreadful to look out Into the world
and then to be shut up here"
Then she blushed hotly.
"Oh, I beg pardon," she said. "I
shouldn't have said that. I forgot I
was speaking to n stranger."
"You are not speaking to a stranger,"
Beverly told her. "Just think for a mo
ment that I am a long lost brother or
the ancient mariner or anybody that
you'd have a right to tell your troubles
to. Why, I feel as If T know you better
than any girl I've ever met, and yet
we have seen each other ouly ten min
utes." Clarice sighed- "I feel that way.
too," she admitted, "but now I'd bet
ter go and ask Aunt Matilda."
When she came down her cheeks
"She says you can't see it," 6he said
"Oh, can't I?" Beverly's tone was
stubborn. "Well. I shall see It and
you as often as I wish."
Clarice shook her head. "You don't
know Aunt Matilda," she said hope
lessly.. "I know her kind," Beverly stated.
"I used to rend about dragons and
wicked stepmothers and godmothers In
; my fairy books and of beautiful prin
cesses shut tip In castles. This will
: simply be bringing It up to date. And.
while I'm not sure that I will fulfill all
the requirements of Prince Charming.
I'll do my best."
Clarice, gave him a flashing glance.
"Oh, I'm sure" she began, and then
the smile froze as a voice came from
-uiarice. ciance," it said, "come op
"It's Aunt Matilda." Clarice said in
a frightened, tone and vanished. .
.Beverly bore himself iiuntily.as he
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went down the'walkT What was a mere
aunt to stand in the way of his inten
tions? He was thirty-two, rich, and he
had waited all these years to find the
Ideal woman. And here In this quiet
town where he had come to rest and to
fish he had discovered her. and lie
should marry her iu spite of any old
But as the days went on he found
that it was not an easy thing to con
quer Aunt Matilda.- In the first place,
he could not meet her. She was as in
visible as a witch, and, except for her
voice calling Clarice from behind the
window curtain whenever Beverly
stopped at the gate, there was no tan
gible evidence that she existed at all.
"You see, it doesn't do a bit of good
for you to keep coming," Clarice told
him desperately one morning when she
met him on the way to the postofflce.
"She always calls me away, and then
she scolds and scolds. She says I
haven't any pride." And her lips quiv
ered. "If I dared ask you to meet me
somewhere." Beverly said, "but of
course it wouldu't do."
"No," Clarice said, "I couldn't do,
that and you see. Aunt Matilda gets
crazier and crazier over her old china
and she ought to sell it Wo haven't
enough to lie comfortable we haven't
always enough to eat."
"Oh, by Jove!" Beverly said. "I
can't have her starving you. you
Clarice grt v a little pale.
"I shouldn't have told you," she said,
"but I have thought of a way for you
"I am always at your service," said
"Oh!" She looked up quickly. "I
thought you might write to mat mail
who wanted the blue bowl I have his
address, but I wouldn't dare write
and I could give you the bowl, and you
could seil it to him. and then then you
could bring me the money"
"I'll buy it myself," said Beverly
promptly. "I have never wanted but
one thing In my life more than I want
"What's the other thing?" Clarice
Beverly looked down at her uncon
"Oh, well." he said at last, "I won't
tell you Wtil I am sure I can get the
"The man offered us $200." Clarice
said hurriedly, "but I shouldn't expect
that now. I think $100 will be enough."
"Well see." Beverly stated. "If
you'll bring it I can put a proper price
"Come to the back door while I am
getting breakfast," Clarice directed.
"Aunt Matilda Is always asleep then." ,
Clarice getting breakfast was won
derful. She wore nu enveloping blue
apron,. aud her sleeves were rolled back
from her white arms. She was stirring
the breakfast porridge as Beverly
"I'd ask you to have some." she said,
"but we haven't any cream."
"You wait." Beverly told her and
caught up a quaint pitcher, and pres
ently he was back with a basket of
strawberries, the cream and sorueolls.
"Oh, you shouldn't"
Beverly took both of her hands In
"Dear child," he said, "surely you
will let me do such a little thing."
The blue bowl was, even to Bever
ly s uutrained eye, a thing of heauty
He insisted that Clarice should let
him pay the full $200, but she would
not, and at last he made out a check
for floO and handed It to her across
the table, and Just at that moment a
sepulchral voice came from the door
way. ' ; - .. - - V
I'Clariee, what are. you doing with
tny.blue bowl?" ... , . . . c
And ti'v-re stood Aunt Matilda, loak
ing as witchlike as possible in her
black dressing gown, with her gray
hair falling about her shoulders.
Clarice shrunk back. "Oh," she said,
"I thought you were asleep!"'
The old woman took a step forward.
"I waked early." she said, "and went
to look at my china. Something warn
ed me. And the blue bowl was miss
ing. Give it to me at once."
"But it Is not your blue Iiowl." Bev
erly informed her. "Clarice has told
me that it belonged to her father and
was left to her with other pieces, and
now she has sold it to me."
"What?" Aunt Matilda . shrieked.
"Did you dare?"
Clarice:; head went up. "It was
mine. Aunt Matilda." shejitated.
"But it breaks the set," the old wo
man moaned. "Clarice, give him back
his money? and give me back, my
bowl!" . .
She clutched at the coveted piece,
but Beverly's hand restrained her.
"There is only one way that you can
have it," he said.
"And that?" she demandinl eagerly.
"You must let me marry your niece.
She wiil then give you all the china,
and I will settle an income on you so
that you can live comfortably and hire
a woman to stay with you. And then
Clarice and I will go out into the great
world together Clarice"
lie turned to the girl, and his eyes
"Oh." she whispered, "but I have
known you such a short time."
"What is time to us?" he asked. "My
mother will come to see you, my sis
ters, so that you may have no doubt as
to my character, my circumstances,
and. as for the rest, surely you won't
send me away, Clarice?" " .
lie held out his hands to her, and
presently she came to him, and he put
one arm about her protectingly as he
turned to Aunt Matilda.
"And now," he asked, "will you take
Aunt Matilda's eyes gloated over It.
"Yes," she flung out.
"And I will take Clarice," said Ber
erly joyously, and as Anut Matilda
hugged her treasure to her breast he
bent and kissed the lady of his heart
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