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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1908.
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APES mm COUNcj-y
Saturday, September 12, 1908.
SHALL THE PEOPLE ItfLEt
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
For United States Senator Ijawrcnrn
Kor Governor Adlal E. Stevenson.
For Lieutenant Governor Klmer 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.
University Trustees Edward Tilden.
A. U White, Isaac S. Raymond (long
term); A. L,. Eliss (short term).
For Representative in Congress M.
For State Representative Henry L.
For State's Attorney Robert R. Rey
nolds. For Coroner Dr. M. J. O'Ifern.
For Surveyor George II. Hicks.
The straw hat will soon be felt all
. All things considered, the week has
been a rather successful or.e from the
Hearst has killed his own campaign
by showing too strongly the malice
and the animus back of it.
Candidate Taffs brothe-, Charlie, is
not incorporated.- That ought to help
some in this era of anaemic campaign
It 'is terribly rude of Mr. Bryan to
keep calling attention to that fac
tional difference anion,; republicans
With so many visitors stamping
around the premises, Fairview Is
growing its new crop of alfalfa und?r
There is likely to be a sudden call
for oxygen from the districts of vari
ous Cannon satellite congressmen be
fore the campaign is over.
A Georgia train ran into a mule and
was thrown into a ditch. The mule
must have been going at a high rate
of speed Georgia traius don't.
For resenting a practical joke
Chicago man was thrown from
third story window and killed. It
a rare gift to know when to laugh.
The republican national committee
seems to have no end of confidence in
Pennsylvania going republican. . It is
going to send Sherman, Cannon and
Fairbanks to make speeches in that
Some New Yorkers who would
rather be contrary than compromise
a hair's breadth have, gone to law
over 25 cents. -We suspect the law
yers did not take the case for half
the amount of a successful judgment.
Down in Texas a man ordered his
wife not to light he fire with kero
sene. The only' remarkable thing
about the whole series of incidents
that followed is how well her good
clothes fit his second wife after a fev
alterations. .' -
The experience of two tobbers who
tiied to hold up a New Jersey farmer
and were in turn beaten r.nd relieved
of $25 and a watch, may remind the
government of its experience when it
went into court and tried to make
the Standard Oil company hand over
a few of its millions. .
Uncle Joe Cannon elves notice that
the people who expect hiniVp sustain
See policies or Bryan ana TNompersi
COMING TO oj
VV r -1 Ml
might just as well not vote for him by
. It was unnecessary for the trust-
owned sneaker to make fcuch a dec-
laiation. The people of his district!
are going to vote against him without
The drougth is not confined to the
south this year,' but seems to extend
to all parts of Illinois, judging by
the number of bootleggers who are
meeting Uncle Sam. And then with
the big deficit your un;le needs the
$25 per year revenue from all the
atspensers Of tne red liquor.
Says Colonel Henry Watterson In
the Louisville Courier Journal: "The
paiaces maintained by the tariff aris
tocracy are a source of wonder to the
European parasites whose sons come
to America to marry because the su
periority of the American system of
graft for the aristocrat and gaff for the
proletariat has made the nobility of
Europe poor in 'comparison to the new
rich of America." This is hot stuff
and true. The campaign is com
mencing to warm up. .
The Simple Story.
The democratic platform favors the
system of protection for bank depos
its; the republican platfoim is silent
on the subject; Mr. Bryan is in favor
of the plan; Mr. Taft, in his letter of
acceptance, opposes it. Read the fol
lowing certificate, whi.h is self ex
planatory: Guthrie, Okla., June 27, 1908. The
depositors guaranty law was passed
Dec. 17, J907, and was made operative
Feb. 14, 1908.
Bank reports show hat the effect
of the law began weeks before the
law was in actual operation.
There are now 551 banks under the
law in this state, including 54 national
banks. There are 255 unsecured
banks (all national) in the state.
The dates of statement calls were
For natioual banks Dec. 3, 1907,
Feb. 14. 1908, and May 14. 19iS. -
For state banks Dec. 11, 1907, Feb.
29, 1908, and May 14, 1J0S.
From Dec. 3, 1907, to Feb. 11, 190S,
the deposits in the unsecured banks
decreased about an even half million.
The secured national banks for the
same period g.iined in deposits about
$520,000. State banks (all secured)
for the period from Dec. 11. 1907. to
Feb. 29, 190S, show an increase In de
posits of $716,749.47.
For the period ending May 14 se
cured national banks show an increase
in deposits of $G45.413.G1.
State banks (all secured) for period
ending May 14 show an increase in
deposits of $2,355,G"2.14.
For the period ending May 14 the
unsecured barks (all national) lost in
Deposits of state funis show a de
crease in both classes of banks as fol
lows: In secured banks $ 21,533.50
.In unsecured banks GG9.919.7G
Total increase in deposits in all se
cured banks. December to May, per
. Total decrease of deposits in all un
secured banks, December to May, per
Total decrease of deposits of state
funds in both classes of banks last
So it is apparent that there is $;i
s ; 828,410.62 . more individual deposits in
banks in Oklahoma than before the
depositors guaranty law was passed
and the secured banks have been the
The above is correct.
GEORGE W. BELLAMY.
Chairman State Banking Board.
ROY C. OAKES.
Secretary State Banking Board.
History in Newspapers.
In appeasing a mob in Xew York
city upon the occasion of Lincoln's
assassination, Garfield is said to have
advised the young men to save their
newspapers, for they we.e living in a
day when great history was in the
making. Were it not that the mod
ern libraries have a staff of skilled
workers at the task of filing, compil
ing and indexing, the same advice
could now be given with added force.
A noteworthy aspect of the day's
political phenomena is the rejuvena
tion of the older nations. Most of the
sensational news of an international
character comes from countries which
until within recent months, had been
content to continue the sleep of cen
turies. Now they Ijave seemingly
As the mails bring details . of the
story of Turkey's acquisition of the
promise of equality, and liberty anvi
justice, it is seen that the population
were fairly delirious with joy. Mo
hammedan and Christian. Turk and
Kurd, marched arm in arm, shouting
over the birth of freedom. The still
older civilization of the far east pre
sent even more conspicuous illustra
tions of the same trend. China, afte
four or five thousand years of self
immured complacency, is becomin
alert to the best and it can learn from
the west, and is reaching out hand
of friendship to the young American
All' these epbocal tides of national
life are related to the present day em
phasis which in this country is bein
laid upon early American standards
What the newspapers of today are do
ing is to record a highly .significant
phase of the progress of mankind.
Sheltering the Homeless.
Ia Germany, Switzerland and Gcr
man Austria tney nave - found a
I method abating the tramn nuisance
f which is diametrically opposed to the
American practice. A recent bulletin
of the department of commerce and
labor touches upon this experiment
The idea, which Prussia purposes
to put into effect throughout the en
tire kingdom, is that of a temporary
home for wovkingmen without any of
the odium of pauperism attaching to
It. Hitherto these home shelters nave
been maintained chiefly by trades
unions, religious societies and private
philanthropies. They give a working
man lodging at a very low cost, or in
exchange for labor. The development
of this idea which has been under
taken by the authorities is a system
of relief stations scattered over the
country in such manner as to be in
walking distance of one another. The
length of time that a man, who is
tramping in search of work, may stay
in each is strictly limited. At the
same place is maintained a bulletin
of information as to the direction in
which employment is likeliest to be
found. The plan is said to have ob
viated the tramping evil almost en
tirely. The idea is worthy of close inves
tigation. The plight of the man out
of work appeals to every normal
heart. Because a man is seedy in ap
pearance, doors are shut against him
that ordinarily would be open, and
he is often ' forced into the vagrant
class. This is a field of social service
that Jias been too' little exploited. So
ciety has obligations to the man who
is able to work and wants to work.
but has been thrust out of employ
ment by conditions over which he ha
A Good Nat u red Campaign.
Chicago Journal: Ther3 is promise
that the presidential' campaign is to
be carried on. as far as the big parties
are concerned, free from personalitiees
and with proper regard for the decen
cies and proprieties of political contro-
ersy. It is to be an "educational
campaign," emulating, in this respect,
the Harrisan and Cleveland fight of
18S8 and 1902.
some ot our national campaigns
ave been characterized cy such bit
terness, personal vituperation and vin-
dictiveness as to bring reproach upon
the country. Intelligent voters do not
want this kind of campaigning. They
desire candid, earnest discussion of
party principles and policies, not per-
. . . . 1 . . . .' .1 H . . 1 .
aunaiuies aim rtnecuons upon tne
character and motives of candidates.
The party standard bearers in this
campaign are honorable, high-minded
hien, possessing every qualification for
the highest office in the gift of the
American electorate. Personally, their
claims to popular respect and confi
dence are equal. The policies and
principles tor wnicn tnev stand are
what the people have to consider, and
there is little need to discuss the
Ict us have a' vigorous campaign
ut -within the proprieties of civilized
Post, Card Education.
German educators are now intro
ducing picture post cards into the
chools. Within the last lew' months
cards have- been put 'on the market
illustrating natural history political
history and even giving instructions
in the German language.
These cards have been "approved bv
professors and teachers of reputation,
and at a recent meetim; of the Ger
man Geographical society it was pro
.osed for the first 'time to use tlicui
n the schools.
Do you know what it means? If
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W. Vaux, A. G. P. & T. A., Grand
Trunk Railway system, 135 Adams
street. Chicago, who will send you a
beautifully illustrated booklet, which
tells, and at the same time describes
he new hotel which bears the name.
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By the term "Eye Strain" is de
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This strain or effort is usually
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through nervous exhaustion, and
its following of associated con
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Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
KEEP IT UP.
Look pleasant when the picture gun
Is pointed at your face
And wbon the kind photographer
Has everything in place.
And shuuld you want to keep it up
It would not be a crime
To can your frowning features and
Look pleasant all the time.
Why should you all the livelong day
Appear as one who had
A grouch against your fellow men
Or something quite as bad
And when you toll the picture man
To make your photograph
Try to look pleasant for about
A minute and a half?
'TIs not so hard to keep it up
As ?ou perhaps might fear.
A little practice and your frown
Will straightway disappear.
And if In place of it a wreath
Of playful smiles is found
That's where you'll fool the snapshot
Should he be snooping round.
So do not wait till you are dragged
Into the picture place
And sit before the camera
To soften down your face.
Look pleasant when you're feeling fine
And when the skies are bh:o.
And then perhaps a pretty girl
Will make sheep's eyes at you.
Not For Childish
out of the room
close the door."
has just lost his
The. Call to Action.
Beyond are the l endows hazy.
The lakes lie soft between.
On this side nous the daisy
And bravely waves the green.
A bird is softly chanting.
And through the evening shade
The sunbeams now ore slanting;
The day's long debt is paid.
Ah, dear'la the lake'3 soft sounding
And sweet is the voice of love.
But the world's loud clangor's pound
ing Around, about, above.
And I loose the arms' srft clasping.
And I kiss the lipn that cling.
Unloose me from their hasping
And into the turmViil swing.
"She admits that alw. was blinded by
love and for a time thought he was her
ideal of n innn."
"YViiiit opened her eyes?"'
"A report from 'Itratlsl root's that her
very considerate big brother brought
It is easy t laugh at misfortune until
you gpt a personal introduction, -when
it begins to appear something of an
A wash board and tub Associated
with plenty of water arc excellent ap
pliances for physical development if
you have the nervo to suggest It to
your wife. '
It is easy to i pick out the artistic
value and the joy of labor while sit
ting in the shade, provided the labor
appertains to some one else.
Some people are curious because they
want to know, and others are because
they want you to know.
Some girls go to church just to show,
that some young man attends occa
When a woman announces that her
husband Js the best man that ever was
she is about to pick sofue flaws in him
A girl's excuse fur flirting is that she
fears that she might think herself in
love if she didn't.
The real joy of the grandparents
lies In the reflections that they don'
have to discipline the youngsters, no
matter how lueachy they get.
It isn't always that a man who ha
plenty of money, is an authority upon
the lest disinfectants. Some of them
prefer it without.
When vacation bills are all paid
cnristmas wia loom re ""''took to spending their evenings on th
son and Santa Oaus will be speaking . sldewalk , d hpr correcti ,nfln.
Christmas will loom lar,ge on the horl
TT ALU U. IUUU( A41h7Ut.VUW vmi-va
Don't lay by any trouble for your-
T- 1 1 1 . .1 m,t tin ll AthAV
earthly treasures, its keeping qualities
Old bachelors don't marry because
they get stage fright every time they
think of it.
To most men the one woman Is the
woman who can make a one dollar bill
so furthest and work the hardest
' r iiithwi i inn mi Minimi i im i ii'iium iir mini i "r"wJ
It 1 MM !! Iim li ljml' j H)jl IIBIIMTy I'M LI I ! 1.1 II" Hill I MlJ
It's the best I
SljeTIrgus Daily Short Story
The King's English By George M. A. Cain.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Time was when Nellie More enjoyed
two ui?imciiim niinve tne otner pretty
girls who s:ild everything conceivable
from the counters of the big store on
Sixth avenue. The first of these dis-i
..... ,.,,.. me ctivi.
est manipulator ot the latest slang.
The second was th;:t of ltoing Michael
Moloney's "ste:;dy company."
When Mike had arrived from the
KmeniM Isle and had been made a
clerk in the br.-nu-h of the Amalga
mated Tea Stores company all on the
same day he hud been easily persuad
ed by some friends who had preceded.
him into the land of freedom to at tend
a dance of the Moonlight Athletic as
sociation in the evening. There Nellie
had seen him and, seeing, had been-f
Who's (he new harp?" she had
asked wish well disguised interest.
whereupon she was. duly presented t-
"Mr. Maloney, just over from Dnlt
lin." ' .
Perhaps it was the unconventionali-
ty of her conversation that' attracted
the young Irishman from the start.
rerhaps it was her fresh, young beau
ty. IVrhnps it was the snnn and sr
that marked all she said and did.
At all events. Mike and Nellie were
"steadies" from that evening forth.
In another fenso Michael Maloney
was as steaay a young man as ever
became a citi;:en of New York, and
when he was proniotd to the position
of manager in the branch store being
his sweetheart became a real distinc
tion for Nellie. . j
Hut shortly after Mieh:crs promo
tion Nellie acquired a new distinction
which entirely eclipsed one of her old
ones and certainly went far toward
finishing the other. It all began inno
cently enough. No one would have
suspected the results when she bor
rowed one of her favorite author's
novels. There was no f-igu of danger
until she had got well on toward the
end of the book.
In fact, at the middle of the second
page the girl had handed the volume
back to its owner, with the comment.
I can't dope out this talk." Put the
other had urged perseverance, assuring
Nellie that shc would get used to the
"swell guy talk" of the storv and that
the tale itelf was "somepun grand."
And. sure4 enough, at page 2"J.' Nellie
was shedding real tears over the sor
rows of the heroine. She nearly forgot
to wait on customers, so absorbed bad
she become. The worst of it was that
she had become fascinated with the
"swell guy talk" itself. At the end or
the book she began anew to study the
lofty phrases of the empty conversa
tions, for she had been converted to
tlje idea that really nice people used
that sort of language instead of the
very lucid style of her past colloquies.
She instituted a process of s-elf refor
mation. She suddenly forsook the
dances of the Moonlight Athletes. She
went to night school classes in Eng
lish. She attended lectures on English
at the seiUement house. Her progress
in the improvement of her conversa
tional style was a tiling to delight the
hearts of the settlement workers.
In two weeks she had got so far that
instead of remarking that it was a
"swell day" she imparted to Mamie
McDonnell that "the sun bids fair to
shed his illuminating rays uninipeded
by nebular obstacles."
Mamie promptly admonished her to
"come "off the roof." One by one her
old friends forsook her and left her
to the society of a pocket dictionary
and gram mar and more of her au
thor. Her little brothers and sisters
ence and palm
Iler father and mother openly sighed
In relief when she sallied forth to at-
. on!y addod zest tf her earnestneBg y
giving it a flavor of martyrdom. She
.had the makings of a real reformer.
It was when she undertook. to re-
form Michael that she, waded, in the
waters of real sacrifice to, principle.
Michael did not yet know how to wield
the east side slang, but be had a
brogue that could be icut onlywith: aa
ax. iud that brogue -was. lacomuatlble
.with' XcliieV i:-w ideas o
ment that must mark her future home.
At first she explained her lofty am
bitions to her lover. He nssentod rath
er vaguely to the proposition. He even
agreed to help her upward move, but
hjs Interest began to languish
sho ..onvcl. .! hi i.rrmunHaf ions.
lor awhile lio v-.-ouid repeat
words a fecund time v.iih solemn ear
nestness. Then he inenjly said "all
right" to her interruptions of Ills dis
quisltions and woiit on with what hs
was saying. He was hard hit by Cu
pid's arrows and was willing to stand
for a good deal,
r.ut on the evening v.-!:cn he had
screwed v. his cuirago t; the point ot.
asking that th"ir relation as "steady
company" be changed to that of a real
betrothal. i'i sjite of, his mixgivings
About the recent changes in her make
up, fl:i i:i:n!e a fatal mistake.
"I!!U't call me 'suii'ii hear-rt.' " sh
said petulantly. "It should be pro
nounced sv ccil eart." His whole dec
laration of unbounded love had bee;
givvi in lar.guage very different froi.
that f similar dea'rat!r?4i''irr" t!?
works of her favorite, nr.d she felt dis
. His response to her correction must
have been even more disappoint;'
The brief expletive n-ed was more en
lightening to Nellie thin ncr nthef
vords could have been. It showed her
that in . her beautiful programme of
home refinement, of polite conversa
tion, of high thinking and fpeakinjr,
Michael Maloney was incapable of tak
ing a part.
Promptly she explained to him that
she felt convinced that future years
would find them . happier for a void-
ln& 1,1(1 "-T01' of continued friendship.
The. venture of matrimony would be
perilous where disposilions were so
widely at variance. She hoped that he
would remember her as she would re
member Mm, etc. She had a good
deal of her author by heart.
From all of which Michael gathered
that he was being turned down.. lie
walked away, his big shoulders stoop
ed, his red locks drooped over his frec
kled face. And Nellie walked the other
way, her back very straipht. her "Merry
Widow" hat very high over her eyes,
which showed a strong suspicion of
No more did she suggest to her moth
er that she needed exercise when she
came home in time to hear one of the
younger Mores being sent on an er
rand to the tea store.
No more did she arrive at that em
porium of close priced groceries just at
the hour of closing. No more did she
walk the shaded bowers of Stuyvesaut
square leaning upon Michael Malouey's
manly arm, not for awhile. She spent
a still greater amount of her spa re time
at the settlement house, improving her
English, for awhile.
It was one-Saturday afternoon in
July that.shc sat.in.a front sent. in the
,-fc?ry a t v N x J
Enormous crops, with returns to producers vast, mills and factor
ies increasing working hours, idle labor returning to work, railroad
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lecture hall of the institution for the
improvement of !ier.-.e!f a yd other Nel
lie Mores. A very famous authority
had combvemded to speak to the chil
dren of the slums., anil tip to one re
mark Nellie sat very erevt and tried to
look wise and not wish she was down
at Coney Island with Michael Maloney.
After the making of that remark
N ilie sat rather limp, looked toward
the coor nr) wished she were away
almost anywhere. The great authority
had staled distinctly that "the very
licst English spoken i' the world is
that of im'ilin, Ireland."
With the directness of the American
girl under such chvum fauces, she
made her way iHildly to the tea store
just at the time when the clerks had
gone home ami Mike was there finish
ing up. She invested in a can of corn.
Then she asked Michael If he would
accompany her home.
As soon as they were started she be
gan her apology.. "Michael, it is my
desire to request your pardon, for my
own grievous- errors as to your ufc f
English. I have learned today for the
first ti'rie that the inhabitants of the
city of Dublin ore the Iiest examples
of the correct usage of your mother
"Is that fo?" asked Michael, the
hopeful look fading, thou swiftly re
turning as he looked at her. "I niv
er gave much thought to the qui:
tion. .There is' another maffher as I
worritin me a lot more. Will ye mar
ry m?. Nellie More.'
"Yes. Michael." She still held out
for the full name.
It was somewhere near Port Wads
worih tiiat he pressed her little hind
to his lij 13 for the twentieth time as
they sat in a secluded corner of the
Coney Island steamboat. It was
about the same place that he ventured
to risk the truth.
"Nellie. darlint. maybe ye won't
be t.rkin me afther all. Put Oi cud-
den't le lying to ye. Oi nivver saw
j Dublin In ail me life. Sure, Oi come
Nellie did not withdraw her hand.
She gave the firnt real hearty laugh
that had passed her lips in months.
"Aw, quit yer kiddin" she said
gayly. "I've got troubles of my own
thinkin' what a dub I've been. Why,
Mike. I'd love you if you was a Dutch
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