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ETHE ARGUS. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 1908.
foils of Mr. Deneen ami hi newspa- what those dreadful days meant to
pers to keep control of the state's at- nearly every home both north and
Publishes Dally and Weekly at 1624 torney's office and the general machin- south, and it is to be hoped they nevar
Second avenue, Rock Island, I1L En- ery of the criminal law in this county.! will have those sad experiences,
lered at tire postofflce as second-class "Every , man with brains enough to The da' hiliearly over for the sur-
read returns intelligently knows that.vivors, but while that lasts it snouia
the cheating at the recent primary in be made as pleasant as it is possible
behalf of Mr. Deneen equaled that in to be.
behalf of any ten other candidates."
Surely in- view of these encouraging
demonstrations from the other side, it
is not unreasonable to expect that
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Tuesday, September 8, 1908.
COMING TO ol
Charles S. Deneen and all his abuses
of office to the rear.
SHALL TUB PEOPLE ItVLEI
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
For United States Senator Lawrence
For Governor Adlat E. Stevenson.
For Lieutenant Governor Elmer A.
For Secretary of State Xelpho" F.
For Auditor Ralph JelTries.
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. "or Coroner Dr. M. J. O'Hern.
For Surveyor George H. Hicks.
Hope deferred has hastened the last
chapter in many a promising life book.
Hearst More for Tal't Than for Hie
Ben. In the face of all the democratic
party has done for William Randolph
Hearst, in the face of what Bryan has
done for him, in taking upon his own
shoulders his battles, in the face of
every condition and circumstance en
tering into the politics of the nation
in the last 10 years, the discrimination
shown by the head of the new inde
pendent party in his discussion of the
old parties in his Labor day address
at Suburban island, yesterday, struck
all who heard it and who have' heard
of it, as a surprise and a dis
appointment. The savagery of
Mr. Hearst's" attacks upon Mr. Bryan
and the democratic national commit
tee, together with his total disregard
of the vulnerable phases of the re
publican national candidate and plat
form, served only to create the im
pression that the "chief . ambition of
Mr. Hearst in the pending campaign
is to elect Taft. To 'he accomplish
ment of this end, he is willing to sac
rifice not only the party that has done
him honor greater than ordinarily be
falls a niau of his years, but the or
ganization of his own creation of
which he is now the representative.
Mr. Hisgen thus becomes a mere fig
urehead in the Hearst campaign. Taft
is the man whom Mr. Hearst seeks to
elect. In the addresses Mr. Hearst
has thus far made, not a syllable has
escaped his lips derogatory of the re
publican national candidate or cam
paign management, the central idea
being to draw from Bryan and not
from Taft. In the interests of his
new party, if Hearst was sincere,
he could not consistently be blamed
if he sought to discredit both old par
ties, particularly the one which he has
always so bitterly arraigned, but he
has no fight apparently except with the
Having fought the battles of democ
racy, while he" was a candidate for
the highest distinction that it could
confer, and having gone to radical
extremes in assailing the opposition
party, he turns squarely aboutand
Congressman Loudenslager of New
lie flrgus Daily St?ort Story
Made in Heaven By T. Blair Eaton.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
The bishop liad just landed a blue
fish. It was a bi Ash. and before it
was finally hauled into the cockpit of
Jersey thinks that ir all voters were ( the Sally It. it bad displayed undoubted
compelled to vote at the primaries and qualities of gameness that had warmed
on election day all political ills would, the cockles of the bishop's heart.
Therefore, as Jim Crocker, who al
ways took the Llshop out , when he
fished . In Sepeunessett bay, flattened
down the sheet and headed the little
catboat for the rips once more there
was a seraphic smile on the bishop's
He stood with one foot on the seat,
paying out his line astern, his eyes
taking in delightedly the sparkle am)
flash of the water and the little white
clouds creeping up above the horizon.
Those clouds whispered of a smart
breeze later " on. and with the wind
be cured. He makes some interesting
and forceful statements to back up this
All will agree with the New Jersey
congressman that the man who neg
lects to vote, who purposely refrains
from taking any part in. primaries and
elections, and who leaves this vitally
important duty to be performed either
by his neighbors (if they are-so dis
posed) or by, political "bosses" and
"ringsters" (who are always so dis-'
posed), is a bad citizen.
The New Jersey congressman says
we will never have really pure politics
in America until, we devisfisome means
for compelling voters to perform their
duties. At the present time the per
centage of the men who shirk their
duty, especially at the primaries, is
enormous, he continues'.
After telling of the vast percentage
of citizens who neglect their duty on
primary election day, he declares:
"The result is that the political game
in America is played too often only by
an inferior class of citizens, who could
easily be outvoted by good men. Those
defaulting citizens who neglect their
duty to the community are responsible
for graft ia public life, for bossism in
states and cities, and for practically
every, Iniquity of American politics.
This is a fact which Is known to every
practical politician and to every man
who has ever run for public office. If
they would do their duty we would
have clean politics, and I have been
slowly coming to the opinion we never
will have clean politics until the exer
cise of the right of voting is made
compulsory by every person who is
entitled to cast a ballot.
"Bosses thrive and graft flourishes
because good citizens permit bad titi
zens to run our politics. The substan
tial men of any community could drive
the bosses out of business over night
if they all turned out at the primaries.
The result would be to attract better
men as candidates."
With all of which most of us will
agree. But the mere forcing of voters
to go to the polls will not, we believe,
cure the evils effectively.
Going to the polls is primarily impor
tant. It is essential. But in addition
to that there must be thoughtful vot-
long advocated while contributing: as
far as he is capable of doing to the
continuation in power of, the party
which he has so often proclaimed as
destructive to American institutions.
rr i i i . .
The mud in the nld "swlmniin' hole" lnere nas oeen no sap in me reia-
will have a chance to settle now. School .tive attitudes of the two great parties
opens fire upon the principles he has;ing, which can be accomplished only
i during the past four years. The demo-
cratic party has taken a higher ground
Yesterday's Labor day celebration ! if possible than ever before in Us his
throughout the land demonstrated the tory and with this has come the part
.forc3 of the unemployed, as. well as 1 inS of the wavs with Mr. Hearst. The
the employed. ' ' republican , party is no better than it
i has been for campaigns past and does
Five is the sacred number of the not assume to be or pretend to be.
Chinese, who have five planets, five In fact it points to its past record
cardinal points, five virtues, five tastes,
five musical tones, five ranks of no
bility, arid five colors.
"with pride," confident that it will be
endorsed by the people once more. '
Yet William Randolph Hearst, once
the earnest champion of enduring
From the enthusiasm shown William ueui?crauc principles, once ana often
Jennings Bryan in Chicago and Sam-u,e 10-val supporter oi ir. Bryan, once
uel Gompers in Danville yesterday, itand often the most relentless opponent
is not difficult to foretell how the la
boring men of Illinois are going to
line, up election day.
Strange how people change. The
same republicans who for 12 years
have condemned William Randolph
Hearst as a menace to all that is pure
and holy and enduring in American
politics End teachings, are now rejoic
ing in him as one of the most influen
tial and popular factors, as they say, in
national elections. Once they called
him the assassin of American presi
dents; now they proclaim him the
maker of American presidents. The
past counts for naught when the re-
of republican tenets and measures and
doctrines, is found today, lambasting
the men and institutions he has here
tofore upheld and indifferent to the
dangers he has heretofore pointed out
and emphasized. And all to what pur
pose to wreck if possible the demo
cratic party and continue in power
of the republican party.
Mr. Hearst in aim and act is more
interested in the election of Taft in
the present campaign than he is in
the triumph of his own candidate and
the principles for which ha stands.
after careful study of men and meas
ures. The mere voting will accomplish
little unless the voters are inspired by
that public spiritedness and patriotism
which will influence them to select be
tween candidates as to their fitness for
public service and as measured by
It is a solemn, serious duty which
every voter should perform. He should
go to the polls on primary day and on
election day. More than that, he should
give some portion of his time to study
of the men and the issues, and exert
his influence not only by his vote, but
by his voice for the betterment of gov-
The citizen should have these impor
tant facts jabbed into his ribs often.
The voter who neglects to vote or
who votes indifferently and without re-
ard to possible results, must share the
blame for the outrages of maladminis
tration, graft and bossism so common
in this "land of the free and home of
The Grand Old Vets.
A Tl r t Vi t voar tin a rrtllorl nvrtunsl cintn
publican party, shorn or its prestige' . , , . ' . ,
nun i vLitnu.i;u uii tri j uuiiu, iiuuo
one element that has 'he appearance
of contributing to its support.
the heroes of the days of trouble and
anxiety have again renewed old friend
ships and talked over the stirring times
of the early 60's. For nearly 20 years
lenecn Must Go. every encampment has been looked
Many republican newspapers are ably-i upon as one more nearing the end
aiding in the laudable work of ending when these gatherings could be held
the Deneen maladministration. but the veterans won't have it so. Al-
Each day, under the caption "Deneen though it is within a few years of half
Must Go," the Chicago Journal is fur-J a century since the boys In blue came
nlshing its many republican readers home1, those that are left are just as
with excellent arguments as to why enthusiastic now as when their steps
they should cast their ballots for Adlai.were more sprightly, albeit they are
The Kankakee Republican is support-
not as active.
But what a change in the sentiment
ing Deneen with , an ax, and now the , of the people of not only the north, but
Chicago Inter-Ocean lends Its merry also of the south, during these years
voice to the chorus in the following .Now there is no nortn and south, ex-
"State's Attorney Healy is visibly
reluctant to contest the primary ver
dict in favor of Mr. Wayman. Yet the
contest Is to be made. Why? -
cept as it is referred to geographically.
The blue and the gray are one, the
planter and the manufacturer" work to
gether, investments are made in which
j representatives from all sections of
Want to Be Let Alone.
Summer has passed away and the
boasted republican prosperity has not
freshened a -bit it? would be an Ideal
dav for fish. Anon the bishop turned
to survey his latest catch, aud each
time as he did so be gave a little
chuckle of satisfaction.
Suddenly there -was a mighty tug at
the line; astern was a flash of l.lue
and silver as the fish leaped from the
water. The bishop took a firmer bold
on the line, and bis eyes glowed with
Ease her up a bit. Jim," he called
to the man at the tiller. "Look at the
fellow I've booked this time. He's the
father of them all!"
So engrossed was. the bishop with
bis fish that be did not hear tfie quick
panting of a sasoline engine, nor did
he see the power boat tearing toward
them, sending up twin waves of whtt
spume at its low.
Just as the second fish and' it was
considerably larger than the first was
hauled, aboard the Sally B. the cough
ing exhaust of the engine ceased and
the power boat shot alongside.
There were two men in it a big.
athletic young fellow with clean cut
features who stood beside the wheel iu
said the girl, flushing beautl-
turned to the young man at the whee!.
"Now, theii, my fine kidnaper, make
all speed for Ih;rk Island, aud while
we are getting there suppose you tell
me what is at the bottom of all this."
"A lady." said Devereaux simply as
the boat went tearing across the bay.
"So I surmised." said the bishop dry.
ly. "Do you mind telling me , her
"You probably know her," said the
other. "It's Margaret Sterling."
"Yes, I know her," said the bishop.
"Now a few details, if you please." .
ur course yon know her aunt. Mrs.
Bradbury?" said the youugwi- man.
"I do," said the bishop, with n ec;
tain grim emphr.f is.
Young Devereaux pointed to a trail
of smoke just above the southern liorl
"iou see that smoke?" he asked.
"Well, that's the morning boat to tin
island. On that boat are Margaret's
auat and Sir William Wiuterham. with
ail Ins titles trailing him. He arrived
from England yesterday; and Mrs
Bradbury is bringing him np here to
the Crags. The rest is obvious. Mrs,
Bradbury's word is law with Marga
ret, who hi:s lived w itb her aunt all her
life. It's a f-p'endid match from Mrs.
Bradbury's pont of view."
"Go ou." the bishop commanded.
"Well, I have different views on the
subject." said Devereaux, with a sud
den squaring of bis broad shoulders
that filled the bishop with secret admi
ration, "and down inNier heart I em
sure Margaret lias too. When Mrs.
Bradbury and Sir William, with all Ills
distinctions, laud at the steamboat
pier, which is just In front of the
Cr:'.gs. I want Mrs. John Henderson
Devereaux to be the first to greet them.
That is the favor I want to ask of you.
You catch my meaning. I trust?"
"Well, bless me!" said the amazed
bishop.- lie sat silent for a time.
Then "Bless me!" he said again. "The
impudence of you the astounding im
pudence!" Ho began to chuckle softly.
"Is this boat going at her liest
speed?" he asked. "We've got to make
Dark island ahead of that steamer. I
sny we've' got to."
The steamer was whistling off the
island when the power boat shot up to
the pier by the Crags, and the bishop
and young Devereaux. scrambling out,
hurried up the path to the big house
among the pines. As they reached the
piazza a radiant girl came forward to
meet them. Devereaux. breathless, but
with shining eyes, wasted no time in
"Margaret" said he, "this Is my
father's oldest friend. Bishop Carring
tou. He is here to marry u-at once,
before that. stealer doiks." ; ,
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For the moment she seemed utterly
bewildered. Then she turned to the
bishop with a smile of comprehension.
"Are you quite ready, bishop?" she
asked with quiet prlde.j taking her I
place by the young man's side. ' I
"Dearly beloved brethren, we arc
gathered together here" ' began the
bishop iu sonorous tones, when the
steamboat whistle, sounding close to I
the pier. Interrupted him..
"We had best abbreviate." be said
hurriedly. "The beat v. ill be in before
we can finish the complete service.'
Five minutes later the bishop was
congratulating the happy pair before
"And now," said he a bit uneasily.
"if you'll lend me your power boat 8,nd
your engineer, John, I think get
back to the bay. The fishing is simply
wonderful this morning, and er be
sides, I think it would perhaps lie pru
dent under the circumstances for me
to meet Mrs. Bradbury a little later.'
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH V
Yon can bet on any thing In this
world, and it Is always a safe bet that
you will lose.'
There are people so hungry for atten
tion that they can't even have a fit
without first securing a bunch of spec
A Traveling Man's Experience.
"I must tell you my experience on an
east bound O. It. & N. R. R. train from
Pendletan to LeGrande, Ore., writes
Sam A. Garber, a well known traveling
man. "I was in the smoking depart
ment with some other traveling men
when one of them Vent out into the
coach and came back and said, 'There
is a woman sick unto death in the car.
I at once got up and went out. found
her very ill with cramp colic; her
hands and arms were drawn up so you
There are said to be many things
more desirable than riches, but the
common run of humanity don't know
what they are uor by what firm pro
It is always a wise thing to take
something your own size, even In so
small a matter as buying your shoes.
As a pacifier and a nerve soother a
could not straighten them, and with a I good old fashioned spanking has been
deathlike look on her face. Two or I known to be productive of fine results.
three ladies were working with herl
and giving her whisky. I went to my
suit case "and got my bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy (I never travel without it),
ran to the water tank,' put a double
dose of the medicine in the glass,
poured some water into it" and stirred
it with a pencil; then I had quite a
I time to get the ladies to let me give it
to her, but I succeeded. I could at
once see the effect, and I worked with
her, rubbing her hands, and in 20- min
utes I gave her another dose. By this
time we were almost into Le Grande,
where I was to leave the train. I gave
the bottle to the husband to be used
in case another dose should be needed,
but by the time the train ran into Le
Grande she was alt right, and I re
ceived the thanks of every passenger
in the car." For sale by all druggists.
To whom it may concern:
Notice Is hereby given that, by the
authority of the honorable secretary
of the United States treasury end the
honorable commissioner of navigation,
the name of the ferry boat "T. J.
Robinson" has been changed to that
of "Rock Island."
M. L. HENDERSON,
All the news p.ll the time The Argus.
Sometimes it is ambition and some
times it is just an impersonal good na
tured desire to see how things will
Some men consider a thing really
homelier If it Is Intolerably ugly.
Be kind to your fellow creatures. It
is lots easier and more comfortable
than being any other way.
You can't expect a man to remember
everything, and, singularly enough, no
body does but his wife.
The more some people want the less
lie rest of ns seem to get
When a man
tells a girl she Is
beautiful she be
though she may
know he's the
liar in seven
Havlns a past that will stay that
way is both a great pleasure and a
Some of us are afraid to ride in au
tomobiles for fear of an accident and
I others for fear of the bills.
"THAT'S THE MOKNtXO BOAT TO THE IS
LAND." the bow and a small, dark man, evi
dently the engineer, perched on the
seat by the engine amidships.
"Hello!" the big youug man bailed
them. "Is this Bishop Carrington's
"I am Bishop Carrington," said the
"Good," said the other, with much
relief. "Bishop. I wish to goodness
you'd have spread the news abroad
lnt lillif flint- iii u'nra dnn'n liol'o
returned Autumn will be followed by It wouId naye saved me no end of wor.
winter, with everything but the roseate As ,t is we-ve time enougll yet
prospect depicted in republican am- Vm going to ask you to do me a favor
paign literature and oratory. The re- lf you wUa verv great favor. My
publican candidates, politicians and!name ig' Devereaiix-.Tohn Henderson
office holders everywhere are insisting 1 Devereaux. I think you knew my la
titat the country Is so prosperous that tber very well."
existing political conditions should not "Look here," said the bishop, "are
be disturbed. This is most true from 'you Billy Devereaux's son?" -
the standpoint of those who have offl-1 "The same." young Devereaux grin-
cial teats in their mouths the im- ned.
mense army of office holders who I "My boy." said the bishop heartily,
mustered at Chicago to shout them-j "come aboard."
selves hoarse for Roosevelt and a third "There isn't time." said the younger
term, and are now taxing their ener- man. "Bftsbop, as I say, I am going to
gies to elect Roosevelt's marionette, ask a favor of you."
What they want above all things is to' "Don't. hesitate to do so,s said the
be let alone while they are sitting at bishop graciously.
the public trough, like a lot of swine, I anr vou t0 come with me In the
rlriiwin? their snstenancp and their sal- power boat to Dark Island."
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can policy, and who are ground down
i "Well, -well, well!" said the bishop,
the while a frown wrinkled his brows.
"That will be an hour's run 'in that
boat of yours. Another, too, to get
back here, and the fishing this, morn
ing Is particularly good. Am I very
necessary to your plans, whatever they
by the oppression of the trusts, are, The yonng maQ ln the power Awat
beyond their range of vision. leaned forward eagerly.
As long as the tax eaters are happy j Bisnop saia Ue. "I just watched
and prosperous, the general privations you iaud that last fish of yotirsCand
of the masses does not disturb them tne manner in which you did It told
in the least. me pardon my frankness-;that yon
' have a bit of sporting blood in your
Don't be afraid to give Chamberlain's veins. Therefore I thiuk 'thls favor I
JCough Remedy to your children. It am going to ask of you you'll grant
"Because Charles S. Deneen and his the United States are mutually inter
newspapers are determined to retain ' ested. In fact, even among' the very
control of the state's attorney's office ' men who held their reunion in Toledo
at all hazards. Why? ' hast week all bitterness has departed contains no opium or other harmful me., Ican get" you', to Dark Island In
"All that Mr. Deneen has ever -done, and the meetings are not held in a tdruS- It always cures. For sale, by this craft in forty-five minutes by driv-
in politics has been through the state's spirit of celebration, but rather as a druggists.
attorney's office. To his use of it" he time to renew old and warm friend
owes not only wealth, but all his po- ships and talk over old times. ,
litical position. .' . J i Yet the ranks are getting thinner,
"Certain men of political influence in the line of march shorter, the use of
Cook county have unfortunately been canes more general, and hi the very
po situated that they have had to sup-" nature of events these reunions will
port Mr.. Deneen or risk going to the be only a matter of history to the com-1
penitentiary. - .' . ing generation. The. young men and
"Hence the wild and desperate ef- young women of today do not realize
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MONEY TO LOAN
On Real Estate Security.
LUDOLPH & REYNOLDS, '
Mitchell & Lynde Building.
ing her, and we can get back home
In the same time. I'll promise yon
won't be flway from your fishing over
two hours. Will jfu come?" 1
, , "You are Billy Devereaux's son,"
sighed the bishop. "For that reason I
ronsent nothing Mse, I assure yon,
. would take me from this fishing."
I Reluctantly be climbed into the pow
er boat. "I'll be back m two hours,
Jim," he called to .the boatman. He
He Takes It In,
No doubt the average candidate
Has been about a bit ;
And knows that people sometimes tell the
And that they often fabricate
If that will better fit -And
soften down the path for them, in
But still he listens eagerly -
While they predict that he . "
By large, immense majorities must win.
Although a man both deaf and dumb
And lame and blind could see
That they were stringing hfm along like
It Bounds so pleasant to his ear
To hear a voter swear
That he will be elected, as he should.
The candidate is certain
That the voter will be there
Election day to make his promise good,
And so he hands him out cigars.
It sounds so good and straight
The voter cannot lay It on too strong-.
And then he goes his way and meets
And sings to him the same alluring song.
The candidates are known to be
They think the rules to them do not ap
And so they count the promises
And feel that they must cut -.
swath that's bound to make their to
They know it is a Jolly
When to other men applied:
To them it is the truth as man to man
Until they wake up later
hen the thing is cut and dried
And find tbey only are an also ran.
HE SELLS HIS GOODS TOO CHEAP; HE
PAYS TOO MUCH FOR WHAT HE BUYS;
HEMAKES HIS LOANS . TOO CHEAP;
THEN SELLS HIS STOVES AND FURNI
TURE ON PAYMENTS WHICH MAKE THE f
MEANEST MAN IN TOWN.
The Old Reliable 2d
Hand and Loan Man
1609 Second Ave. Open every evening.
No Chances. .
Maud He appears to be so rery
Sue Yes, but he is wise beyond hia
Maud What makes you think so? '
Sue I have received half a dozen
letters from him, and there Isn't the
foundation for a breach of promise suit
in one of them.
Hard on the Rah Boy.
fcIs he a college man?"
"Why the slghr.
"I did hope be was either intelligent
or something usef al."
Accompaniments Didn't Attract..
He wanted to get hack to nature.
To simple hfe and low expenses. ' 7
They gave him a hoe and told him to go.
Which straightway brought him to his
Broke His Heart. '
"Old Tightwad never. learned
smoke." ' :r -
"No, and It Is" the regret of his lift." ;
"Thinks ne'wouW enjoy itr
"Not specially, but people give him
a cigar occasionally."
Keeping a Promise, .
"Yes. I wonder why. . 1
"He promised his dying -wife to take
np her work and push it along."