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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1908.
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Saturday, September 19, 1908.
ber. Two years ago Chanler ran near-1 to work for a man they hate , to see
ly 30,000 votes ahead of his ticket and again in the governor's chair, with
demonstrated considerable personal ' some of them making secret threats to
popularity in every section of the knife the state ticket, with -the feud
state. between Charles F. Murphy and bena-
Since then Governor Hughes has 'tor Patrick H. McCarren at its bitter-
done many things to lessen his popu- est stage, with democracy suffering
larity while Lieutenant Governor from the wounds which accompanied
Chanler has been making additional Charles F. Murphy's sensations entry
friends in both great parties. as state 'boss and added to all this,
Republican organs admit that with an independent movement and a
Hughes was nominated in face of the multitude of unemployed in the cities
wishes of a majority of the delegates and larger, towns, the political outlook
to the convention, which majority in the Empire state may truthfully be
would have nominated either Secretary
Root or Ambassador Hill, had either
of them consented.
In forecasting the result of the com-
COMING TO ol
vsv o . j tei
SHALL THE PEOPLE IWLEl
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
For United States Senator Lawrence
For Governor Adlai 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 Halt
For Clerk of Supreme Court John L.
University Trustees Edward Tilden
A. L. White, Isaac S. Raymond (long Illinois
term;; A. tfiiss (snort termj.
C ON UHKSS.
' QPrtri'ho1 no ti'ivu trt cQir tVid loncf 1
As goes New York, so goes Indiana,
is an old saying, and the Herald adds:
"Local conditions contribute to the
ing election all the experts are placing present doubtful character of the elec
Xew York in the doubtful column. ! tion result. The state government in
The indications presaga the defeat of i Indiana has not been happy in the
Hughes by a plurality sufficiently choice of measures or of men, and
large to make Taft's carrying of the there is such a great dissatisfaction
state a matter of much doubt. The on the part of voters that it has been
defeat of Hughes would como with very difficult to find anyone who would
especial gratification to that large predict that the state ticket in Indi-
body of thinking men who regard the ana would win this year. The demo-
right functions of a governor as being crats have nominated a very strong
administrative rather than legislative.
state ticket and the republicans nomi
nated their ticket only after a fierce
rA.tAnl 43. T .. .... T3 t . 1
Forecast or Elect ion. lo ' B "
1 .1 n .-.i :.a . mr-
The New York Herald's political.""1- JS"" ",U4U,, -";
forecast, nrp regarded as h-ln with-1 B,H,. ule uemucruuc nominee lor guv-
, , w . ' " O " -
out partisan bias, and, therefore, com-
ernor, and lie has to answer for the
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mand general attention. The recent '"'a3 Ul ",s ,'" s. -
rviPw r th .itnatinn hv that M was the republican 'whip,' as well
journal is rather encouraging to dem- a the Bhortcomlngs of the state
ocrats. It leaves ground for belief
administration. Labor unions are very
that the democrats have as least an!6t.ronS in Indiana and ,ls a state
,hn,0 r winning th n0vt ! wnere e negro vote is neavy. in
election. The reason this is encour- ! !tese tw the democrats have
aging is that, a few months ago, the! he republicans at a disadvantage at
HrM TvnnM nmhhiv chnwn tne very start, because Mr. Kern will
that there was no chance for the dem- 0 much to hold the labor vote for
n,ti t,,in it t nt c Bryan and at the same time divide the
no that -non u-hon tho Vow VnrL- Wnrl l negro VOtC
was printing a map of the United LThs s ough to indicate where
atntPQ tho ntnt r mi wa t the Herald looks for surprises in the
nrnv'thaf tha r-aco wn,' hnnploa. fnr Coming election
nm.npr.n- tho onrmMno-o f thJ The "- status, according to that
man and 'thp rnnMnstnn rtrawn fvnm newspaper, is as follows
! i,.ji . -rt I Total votes in electoral college.... 4815
ha. hpen a marked rhan'in m.hii, I Majority necessary fo choice 24i
, , . rn, . ,t ,j v t Republicans reasonably sure of ... .200
mm n, t Ati Bmn. m. mj (Democrats reasonably sure of 101
thinks he can win; and the Herald ' epublicans to ,win must fln----
nnw i nf thp nnininn iht h mav i Democrats to win must gain 81
in At iMOt hp hn o ,i.0n,a t uin The democrats have a higher hill to
whereas befor'e it was thought-that he!climb than have the "publicans but
had no chance.
The Herald ventures an analysis of
the probable vote of the several
states and makes this disposition of it:
Connecticut ." 7
it is not an insurmountable hill, for
there are new and unforeseen ele
ments at. work. As In New York, so
also in other parts of the country, as
far as the national ticket is concerned
it is pretty generally conceded that
Bryan is much stronger than he was
either in 189G or 1900. Men who
i openly opposed him in both campaigns
Humor a Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
WHAT'S ' AHEAD?
Life is such a gamble!
Never know a thing
As to what the coming
Day Is going to bring.
Maybe fame or fortune
" Ifthe cards are trump,
And it may be nothing
But the usual bump.
Never know what minute
You will meet the girl
Who will set you guessing
Till your eyebrows curl.
And suppose you win her,
tLand her In your net;
nly makes existence
More uncertain yet.
Take a whirl in buslnesa
Or a dip in trade
And you may go flying
Or may hit tlie grade.
Even though a fortune
In your lap should fall.
You may meet a robber
Who will take it all.
Only death and taxes
'Sure before you lodge.
And if you ure foxy
Taxes you can dodge.
Always on tomorrow
You are up a stump.
You can only vaguely
Shut your eyes and Jump.
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"Tlmt alarm clock looks ns though It
had been in a wreck."
"Well, you see, it happened to go off
this morning just us my husband was
closing a deal that would have made
him a million.
He thought the times were out of Joint,
But still he didn't care. .
He lives where prohibition reigned.
And Joints were plenty there.
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 II. JIlcksv
Every piece of plate glass in the
world today is due to be broken within i Rhode Island
10 years, according to a law of 'Vermont
average. " Washington
Wyoming . .
Pernicious Pittsburg has become a
get good-quick-plae. The court there
has enjoined young people from danc
ing at a church picnic.
New Jersey 12
Pennsylvania , ; .... ,
are working for him this year. Re-
i ports from the rural districts indicate
13that the old sentiment against Bryan
1 i has disappeared."
England will hardly accept the invi
tation to send a big fleet to Australia.
The comparison would be odious if
the welcome were merely a formal
Lake steamers, automobiles and
Pullman cars are now engaged In dis
tributing political talkers all over the
country. Four years hence the air
ship will be. utilized.
Mrs. Astor says that many New
York functions are on the level of a
circus. Tile venerable lady probably
doesn't know that no circus could do
business on nothing but a menagerie.
Diggers in Kansas have discovered
the bones of some tremendous pre
historic animal that would make an
elephant feel small. But it died. Ap
parently there was something the
matter with Kansas as long ago as
Louisiana -. 9
North Carolina 12"
South Carolina 9
Prelate Whose Priests
May Give Him a Home
Knew It Was Good.
"I like your nerve," said the little
man to the burly chap who had elliow-
ed his way into the front part of the
line at 1he ticket window instead of
going to the rear and waiting his turn.
"Glad you do." said the burly one
pleasantly. "Others have said the
same thing, and I may say it is univer
sally admired wherever I go."
Georgia will abolish the prison con
tract labor system and put its con
victs at work on the highways. Colo
rado is utilizing the services of short
term men on a state road near Trini
dad. They are put individually and as
a group on their honor not to escape,
and work without guards. The state
is thereby, saved the expense usually
advanced as an argument against such
employment of convicts, in France
prisoners are put to work oh the high
ways along with the inmates of alms
houses who are able to work. Thus
the government . gets beck return for
While the English death rate shows
a decline for the last year, pauperism
shows an increase. The total of pau
perism per 1,000 in London is 24.7.
Of tJie total, 75.177 were indoor and
42,227 outdoor paupers. Of the previ
ous three years the figures were: In
1907. 113.CG8 paupers (72,757 indoor
and 40,911 outdoor), or 24.1 per 1.000
of the population; 1900, 111,158 pau
pers (7l,(.44 indoor and 39,514 out
door); or 23.7 per 1.000 of the popula
tion, and 1D05, 115.050 paupers (71,074
Indoor and 43,370 outdoor), or 24.7 per
1,000 of the population.
In the nomination of Lewis Stuyve
sant Chanler for governor, the demo
crats of New York have probably as
sured a winning ticket for the democ
racy of the Empire state next Novem-
Maryland .' 8
New York 30
South Dakota. . 4
West Virginia 7
Both republicans and democrats will
object to this statement in some of its
particulars. The democrats, as we
know, claim California as doubtful
while the republicans see no good rea
son to put Wisconsin anywhere save
in the republican column. The Herald
has its reasons, however. It gives no
weight to the democratic argument
that the labor vote will turn California
away from the republicans. As for
Wisconsin, the Herald says:
"If the voters follow the teaching of
Senator Robert M. La Follette and
vote as he has taught them in the past,
Wisconsin will cast its electoral vote
for Bryan. Not that Senator La Fol
lette is speaking for Bryan, because,
on the other hand, be is making a pre
tense of supporting Taft. But such
has been his attitude in the past, and
such has been his treatment at the
hands of the last two republican na
tional conventions, that every time he
appears upon the stump he is a sort of
living argument against his own party
When the Denver convention adopted
the La Follette platform almost in its
entirety it was clear that everywhere
La Follette went druing the"campaign
he would be a missionary for Bryan,
Nothing but a landslide-will give the
state to Bryan, however."
New York Is classed as doubtful.
The Herald says: .. r ;,
"With the republican leaders forced
0 j, x :o
0. .or x. .0
Suiting Her Taste.
"How do you' like our new boat, Mr.
"To tell the truth. Miss Clara. It looks
ton heavy to me. I would be afraid it
might turn turtle."
"Just like the men folks to be so
careless. Couldn't they have bought
' nna Via wnnll t ti m nrctai V
"What was your lesson about today.
"Greenland and the Arctic ocean."
"Did you have a good recitation?"
"Must have been. Teacher marked
Had His Doubts.
"We are just on the edge of great
changes in government."
"Yes. Indeed. Reform is in the air."
"Thnt bo? How -high up?"
Some of us are so nlastic and open
j minded tha we would le more than
7 , aengnveu to be shown that we are in
. No girl cares how homely a man Is
If he acknowledges to her private ear
and assures her that the light of her
eye9 makes all the world beautiful to
The beloved head of the Peoria
Roman Catholic diocese whose resig
nation was recently forwarded to the
pope desires only vto be . allowed to
complete his life in peace and quiet.
The priests who have labored under
him for so many years are planning
to present him with a home at Peoria
in which he may live free from all
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The effect of automobile riding on
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increase in the red blood corpuscles,
an increased activity in the digestive
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resuui. rne majority or people, how-;
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SljeTIrgus Daily Sliort Story
Grateful to Hiram By Anna Munson.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
it Is sometimes as distressing to sea
a woman make up her mind as it is to
see her undo her hair.
When a man shows a ' fine assort
ment of good qualities he Is sure to
tTfx nl .tt 1 . st., tt Vi tn Ia 1w Via
IP; l,?:, "".. 6rst to discover the crumpled rose leaf.
aiuing uigesuuii aim proinounjr. sound j;.
.i P,! T,S l 3 unealfV " . Why does the redheaded girl always1
. T . , appear gowned as If she got all her
7rn ,h, " ,:r: r m . tan yard?
v.u, vuani U15, UJ BJJCpMO, 1IIU1-
gestion, nausea and malaria. - We
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try a bottle at once. v
Licensed to Wed.
John LlpTon. . ............ .Davenport
Mrs. Etta Beamus.. .Rock Island
Frans Gustaf Sheppstrom. Molino'
Anna Hokinson ..Moline are obligatory.
A roman generally manages to do
as she pleases if she can find out what
she please to do. That Is usually the
The only thlug that we really hate
about obligatory things is that they
Xo one would have thought of III
Treunvay in connection with the teudeV
passion. Iu Iakehead he had the repu
tation of being a woman hater of the
most pronounced description, and
Martha Curtis, a maiden lady of very
certain ajre, who had "designs" on
Hi, was the only person 'In all the
Lak3 Loin a district of whom the griz
zled woodsman was afraid. .
. For that reason It seemed strange
that III should take such au interest in
the afTair between Norma Downing and
Bryce Logan. The Downings had a
camp at the upper end of Lake Loma,
and It was Gordon Downing who
loaned money to Hi for the purchase
o the gasoline launch in which ho
made morning and evening trips
around the lake.
Loma, with its alternate bluffs and
valleys, was largely dependent on this
water bus for service. The wagon
road ran far back Into the woods to
escape the uneven shore, and a trip
by the road to the Downing camp was
n matter or several hours, in tlie
boat it required less than an hour,
even when stops were made at the
other camps, and Gordon Downing
was regarded as a publie benefactor
when he started his water express.
Bryce Logan had come only that
spring, but none of the regulars was
regarded with Greater favor. by ..Trem-
way than tltis jolly young fellow. Lo
gan always had a pleasant word and
a cigar for the expressman when III
drew into his dock with the mail and
Then, too. there were notes to be
carried to the Downing camp and let
ters to be brought In reply. More
than once Hi had arranged for a moon
light trip around the lake and had
given his strict attention to the motor
and the steering wheel, yet he could
not help gathering that for some un
reasonable prejudice Gordon Downing
was opposed to the match between the
This fact caused III to think that the
banker was not ns clever as he was
generally considered to be, since any
man in his sober senses would be glad
to have Bryce Logan for a sou-'n-law.
So matters stood when from the rull-
nian special there stepped on to the
Lakehead platform a portly form that
every one recognized as that of Gor
It was the Invariable habit of the
banker to spend August with his fami
ly, and his appearance in the middle of
July caused a little ripple of specula
tion. Sensations were few in Lakehead.
and even so natural a happening sis the
anticipation of a vacation caused talk
for want of better conversational top
Only Hi realized that there might be
some connection between this untimely
visit and the presence of Bryce Logan
at the lake. He knew that Bryce had
planned to return to town before the
banker should arrive, and he guessed
that some word of Logan's presence
there had reached the capitalist, the
more particularly as there was a glint
in Downing's eyes that betokened trou
When the new arrival reached the
lauding he found HI ben.t over the mo
tor tinkering with its parts, failing to
evoke th responsive pant that an
nounced the conclusion of the repairs.
"I'm sorry, colonel," he cried as he
looked up and pretended to see Down
ing's wrathful face. "It jest had lo
happen that the motor would break
down the day you came. I ain't had no
trouble all season until now; no. sir.
not one little speck of trouble. Better
leave your trunk and I'll fetch it over
this evening. I guess I'll have it ready
by then. Jim Saunders '11 take yon
over in one of his rigs."
Downing raved and swore at the
thought of a four hour trip in a stiff
riding buckboard. but Hi held out no
hope, and presently the city man went
rattling off behind a sorry pair of nags
that constituted the livery service of
Twenty minutes later, when III judgy
ed that the buckboard was well inland,
the motor recovered its powers as
though by a miracle, and, casting off
the painter, Hi started up the lake.
The postmaster, who had come down
with the mail for the camps, called
after him that he had forgotten the let
ters, but Hi's only response was a wave
of the hand and the reiorts of the mo
tor changed into a steady hum as the
highest speed was thrown on.
Along the lake the campers, anxious
ly watching for the mail, were sur-!
prised to aee the launch shoot past
with a short toot of the whistle iu lieu
of the mail.
No stop was made until Logan's
camp came iu sight, and Bryce him
self came running-down to the lauding.
"Gordon Downing's come," announc
ed HI. "I pretended that the boat was
busted, and he's on his way to his
camp with Jim Saunders' .Tie. It'll JUe
a good three hours 'oefore he gets
there. If you really want the girl
we'll go and get her. It's an hour back
to the landing, and before Downing
finds -out and can get back to Lake
head we'll be over in the next state.
where you don't need a license. Are
"You bet I am," cried Logan as he
sprang Into the boat "I'll get a coat
on the way back. Come on. Hi, let's
get in motion."
"You don't need a coat," growled Hi.
"I guess Miss Norma '!1 marry you
without a coat."
"I hope so." answered Logan gayly.
"The main thing. Hi, is to get her to
There was a little point which form
ed a bay for the Downing camp, and
on this point Norma was accustomed to
wait for the launch and obtain Lo
gan's letters. They found ber now
awaiting Ill's arrival, and the guide
steered for the shore.
ni turned his back on the greeting,
but turned again to add his arguments
"You'd better, Miss Norma." he
urged. "I heard your pa say he's golu'
to take you to 'Yurrup' to get you
away from Mr. Logan. He knows that
he's here, and you know your pa when
his eyes get small and he smiles. You
teen there, I guess. That's the way
he looked when he started, and Jim
Saunders rig ain't goinr to help his
The threat Of separation persuaded
Norma, and Ignn helped her into the
launch. In another moment they were
headed for Lrtkehend. and the whirring
motor shook the boat as ni crowded
on every ounce of power.
With a straight run thoy were soon
at Lakehead lauilirg. and while ni tid
up the bo:'.t and thoughtfully removed
the sparking plug Logan went In
search of a rig. He returned pres
ently with a team and drew up at the
"Come ahead. III." he shouted. "We
want you to lie the? best man. Jump
in aud we'll head for Cheswick and
Ill clambered out. of the launch, and
the red g.owod under the tan as ho
approached th3 wag:m.
"o you s'poxe that there'll be ro"oru
In there for Marthy Curtis':" ho asked
shamefacedly. "She's been kinder pos
terin me to carry her om and off this
ten years, an' I guess it's as good a
time as any tight now. It soenu like
Jt was in the air."
"Like hay fever," declared Log::n.
with a laugh. "I never knew before
that matrI::io::y war, contagions, but
jump in and we'll capture Martha in
no time at all."
It was a quartet that started for the
state line. Norma sat beside Logan
in the front seat, end behind tiiem Hi
hold Martha's hand and sought to ex
plain the situation to the flustered
, "You see, Marthy," he began,
"'twasn't as though I didn't want to
marry ye. It was jest that I couldn't
get my nerve up. Then I saw that Mr.
Logan had to le married right away I'
he didn't want to lose Miss Norma, uud
so loug as I bad my hand at it I
wanted to make a good job all the
way round." - -
"We should be very grateful to
them," coood Martha ns she took a
fresh grip on Hiram's hand to assure
herself that this was no dream from
which she would presently waken.
"We are," assented Hiram ns he no
ticed that Logan was trying to drive
with one hand. "And I'll bet that
they're mighty grateful to us."
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