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Friday, September 25, 1908.
SHALL TIIK PEOPLE JtlLEi
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
For United States Senator Lawrence
For Oovernor Adlat E. Stevenson.
For Lieutenant Governor Elmer A.
For Secretary of State Xelpho F.
For Auditor Ralph JefTrlea:
For State Treasurer John B. Mount.
For Attorney General Ross C. Hall.
For Clerk of Supreme Court John L.
University Trustees Kdward Tilden,
A. L White, Isaac S. Raymond (long
term); A. L. Bliss (short term).
- For Representative In Congress -J.
Representative Henry L
For State's Attorney Robert R. Rey
nolds. For Coroner Dr. M. J. O'Hern.
For Surveyor George H- Hicks, t
We trust it will not take Roosevelt
as long to produce the proof of his
Haskell charges as it has for Joe Can
non to count his wealth and to tell the
public "how much he has. what he sold
to get ft, and how much he got for
what he sold."
In a recent address favoring ship
subsidies Fbraker said: "The building
of a great merchant marine would
mean almost unlimited labor, yet the
labor organizations are opposed to the
proposition. I do not understand it.
Possibly I am too innocent." Yes,
"innocent" is quite the word.
Evidence that the trusts are running
the republican party, managing its
campaign and endeavoring to elect Mr.
Taft is furnished by the fact that T.
Coleman Dupont, head oS Ihe powder
trust, is occupying one of the high
places at republican national headquar
ters. He is chairman of the sub-committee
Hopkini Attack Bryan.
United States Senator A. J. Hopkins
of Illinois, professional politician, wire
puller, patronage-manipulator, schemer
who wants office that he may head a
machine and serve cliques of political
ringsters this same Senator Hopkins
attacks Bryan, ridicules Bryan, calls
him a "dreamer," and sneers at the
great democratic leader of democrats.
What a spectacle indeed!
Hopkins attacking Bryan!
Need anything more be said to prove
' to Ihe voter on which side of this great
question he should be? As between
such a chronic office grabber and pro
fessional wire-puller as A. J. Hopkins,
and such a patriot as W. J. Bryan,
which will the patriotic voter choose?
Democracy enjoys the comparison.
, We urge this wire-pulling Hopkins to
continue his attack. The spectacle is
Lowden, Blount amDcneen.
- Chicago Journal: When Frank O.
Lowden was candidate for governor
of the state of Illinois in 1904 the rec
.ord of Charles S. Deneen as state's
attorney was the general subject of
debate, and advanced against Deneen
'as a reasron why he should never be
. .allowed to become the chief executive
of the state.
In pursuance of that policy Fred M.
Blount prepared, or caused to be pre
pared under indorsement of Mr. Low
den, a little pamphlet of almost 50
. pages which bore the alluring title,
"Charles S. Deneen versus the Public
Schools and the Public Peace, being
an exposition of the greatest fee office
in the United States. How the public
prosecutor grew fat while the school
fund starved. Some of his contribu-
g COMING TO S)
lions to the reign of crime in Cook t
The first page of this little book is '
somewhat interesting today, from the
fact that both Bloupt and Lowden are
supporting Deneen against Stevenson
and thus tacitly indorsing those things
which in 1904 appeared to them im-
proper in a candidate for tne highest
office of the state.
Surely they can not base any change
of heart on the record of the same De-
neen, which in the last four years has
been a consistent continuation of his
conduct as state's attorney. And, lest
some may have forgotten, perhaps it
might be of interest to publish some
ovlroptu fmm tho llttlo lirnphiifo rtf
...v.u.o , .w.i. ....v. u.o-.'uiy. vm.
1904 which Introduces itself by a state,
ment of "Facts worth remembering in I
connection with the Deneen adminis-
tration. as given below, tell your audience if
Deneen's fees, his salary from Cook tnere ls any excuse on earth for your
county, and his salary from the state efforts at a new political party, except
amounted, during the seven years he for the soIe pxirp0se of boosting a sin
was state's attorney to the quite re- gle Bolitary individual who calls him
spectable sum of $243,081.92. The to- Lpf w w Hearit
tal cost of his office to th-j county was
With a number of assistants varying
from 21 to 23, Mr. Deneen managed
in seven years to dispose of only 21,000
cases while in four years his predeces
sor, Jacob I. Kern, handlad 25.000 and
with only nine assistants sent an av
erage of 3S9 men each year to Joiiet,
while Mr. Derteen only managed to
send 255 annually.
These figures are all explained in de
tail in Mr. Blount's little book, which
did not mince matters in the least,
pointing out that the income of De
neen as state's attorney averaged $37,
S3C a year, as against Jerome's salary
of $12,000 in New York and Bell's
$10,000 in Philadelphia.
From all of which it appears that
Mr. Deneen's personal revenue from
salary and fees constituted the fattest
political job in the United States, with
thoj single exception of the White
Mr. Blount's little book even went
so tar as to say that while its limits
excluded all but the most important I
data, it would satisfy the impartial'
reader that the Deneen administration, j
judged in its general effects upon this
community, had been both extravagant
and vicious, that it had tended to fos
ter crime and to defeat the purposes
for which the criminal court was in
stituted. Rather odd to find Mr. Blount or Mr.
Lowden today supporting a man they
once accused of such things isn't it?
Which are we to believe the Blouut-
Lowden manifesto of four years ago
or the condition of affairs today?
The people of Illinois nave not for
gotten the maladministration of State's
Attorney Deneen. Neither have they
forgotten his fair words and soft prom
ises of four years ago. And the crim
inal and willful conduct of Governor
Deneen in administration of state in
stitutions is full answer to his broken
They will vote for Stevenson and de
cent government. Deneen must -go.
The New Kinil of Tariff.
Referring to the recent marriage of
Mrs. Marshall Field to an Englishman,
one Alaldwm A. Drummond. and the
presumptive transfer of another large
and well organized American bank ac
count across the briny deep, the Phil
adelphia Times suggests a somewhat
new and novel mode of tariff revision.
"This marriage, like many others,
presents a point to which the attention
of tariff revisionists ought to be di
rected, namely, whether America is
not entitled to some protection against
the foreigner who marries as he al
most invariably does when he marrie;
an American woman one of our
wealthy widows, or an heiress.) A law
requiring the foreign person, to send
as much money of his own over here
as he expects his wife to take over
there would probably meet the require
ments of the situation. Such a law
would equalize the economic aspect of
"Nor would it tend to diminish per
ceptibly the number of love matches
between American women and foreign
CHARGES MADE INVOLV
ING C. N. HASKELL
(Continued from Page One.)
two vears practically all you recom
mend in your platform why don't you
help those who do things instead of
opposing their efforts?
"In Oklahoma we believe that the
organization of labor is indispensable
to elevating humanity and protecting
the toiler. We want respect for those
principles to be part of the education
of childhood and the practice in ma
ture years. Therefore, we have begun
by requiring the union label to appear
on our common school books. No
doubt tliree-fourfhs of the common
school books are used by children of
those who toil In the field, the mines,
the shops. Now, let those who buy
these books join the Oklahoma plan,
and soon the union label will be on
every book in the union.
"Even in Oklahoma it can't all be
done at once, but the good workis
started; let us all keep it going.
"Have you done as much? li so,
when and where?
"The Oklahoma constitution is con
ceded by all 'to be a model basic law
in defense of human rights and happi
ness. . (
"Have, you done as mucn? If so,
when and where?
Labor Pralaea Haskell.
"Results speak louder than promises.
Read the following quotations from the
annual report of the State Federation
of Labor, unanimously adopted last
" 'The above, we believe, is a record
in legislation which has never been j
equaled by any other state in the
union, and the following men must be '
given credit for this splendid record, i
First on the list of friends of labor (
comes Governor Haskell, always Teady:
and willing to lend his assistance by!
day or night to .our legislative board
when our labor laws were in danger.
His office remains wide open to us at
an times and we are free to confess
that had it not been for Governor
Haskell a great number of our . laws
enacted during the first session of our
. ,A u i. t. v. I
legislature wouici nut ue un ic bih.'
utes of Oklahoma today.'
"Then, after reading the above and;
your compared with our acts done,
"C. N. HASKELL.'
The following new books have been
received at the public library and will
be ready for circulation tomorrow
The Post-Girl E. C. Booth.
Bradford's History of Plymouth Plan
tation William Bradford.
Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson
River D. L. Buckman.
The Leaves of Love Mrs. C. L.
A Child's Guide to Tictures C. H.
History of Physics Florian Cajori.
The Firing Line R. W. Chambers.
Child Labor Legislation.
Class Edward Dillon.
A Teacher of Dante, and Other Stud
ies N. H. Dole.
Two Gentlemen of Virginia G. C.
The Soul of Spain Havelock Ellis.
Handbook of Egyptian Religion
Shoulders of Atlas Mrs. M. E. Free
Church and State in France, 1300-
1907 A. H. Galton.
Modern Baths and Bath Houses
W. P. Gerhard.
The Spanish Jade M. II. Hewlett.
Picture Posters C. T. Hiatt.
Psychology and Pedagogy of Read
ing E. B. Huey.
Views and Reviews Henry James.
The Elimination of the Tramp Ed
Derelicts W. J. Locke.
Before Adam Jack London.
The Government of England A. L.
Student's American History D. H
On the Witness Stand Hugo Mun-
The Old Dominion T. N. Page.
Fate's a Fiddler E. J. Pinkham.
Flower of the Dust Myrtle Reed.
Book of Fish and Fishing Louis
The Circular Staircase M. R. Rine-
The Blue Peter: Sea Yarns Morley
The Later Nineteenth Century G.
New American Type; H. D. Sedg
Electric Furnace? Alfred Stansfield.
Peter F. H. Smith.
The Postscript Eleanor Stuart.
The Naples Riviera H. M
The Old Allegiance HubertWales.
Greater Mischief Margaret West
Religion and Medicine Elwood
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Rock Island, III.
THE FOREST FIRE
fSljeTIrgus Daily Sljort Story
The Ride of Nelson's Jim By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
"Here you, Jim! Harness up and
take Phoebe over to Sheldon's!" .Seth
Nelson smiled sardonically at the j
whitening face of his farm hand. "(lit i
a move on you. now. : Phoebe and
Owen are going to town this afternoon
to buy wedding trumpery. Owen's too
busy to come after her, so do you har
ness up and take her over."
The farm hand slowly clinched his
big, brown hands, while the muscles
of his strong neck hardened into rigid
"So you're going to let her marry
that that " he panted between his
teeth, when the older mau Interrupted
"Shut up! It's none of your business.
You ain't n kin to her! This sister
and brother business ends right here!
When I took you out of the 'sylmu I
took you to help with the work and
not ns a member of the family. Don't
you dare to open your mouth to Phoebe
till you git to Sheldon's. She's tickled
to death to git him," he added cruelly
as he walkoiTaway.
Without another word Jim common
ly known; as "Nelson's Jim" walked
toward the 1mm. Presently be drove
around to the side entrance of the
house where Flioebe Nelson awaited
"AKI WEIjCOME!" he replied, with a
him, shy and fluttering, her delicate
cheeks alternately flushing and paliug
as he helped her into the buggy.
"Goodby, ina,:' she called in a high
treble voice, waving her hand at the
dining room window.
Mrs. Nelson's motherly face appeared
for an instant, clouded with anxiety.
"Take good care of her, Jim!" she
called after them.
. Jim turned and nodded grimly at her.
And then, lips set in a hard, straight
line, as If he wouid repress the speech
tiat had been forbidden hlui, he Hung
out his whip with a stinging lash
across the mare's flank.
Fhoele tittered a frightened cry.
"Be careful, Jim! You know Bess
won't etand the whip, and I'm afraid!"
She turned an appealing glance toward
him, but his eyes were lixed straight
ahead between the pointed ears of the
little black mare.
"Wbat's the matter, Jim? .You act so
queer! I suppose you're mad about
Owen and me, but I couldu't help it
pa just settled everything without ask
ing me, and and I hate Owen Shel
don! I don't want to marry a widow
er!" Her voice broke suddenly, but his
stern young face did not relax. Still
he made no reply. z..
"Jim! What's the matter?" she cried
No reply. . .
. "Oh dear!" she Mas crying softly
now .undex.tbe, wide. b;iqi of, her flower
By Courtesy of the Chicago Journal.
trimmed lint. "I don't wanf to go you
know why. :nl ma knows, Jim she
likes you best you're awful mean to
make me tell it!"
Nelson's Jim turned tender brown
eyes upon the young girl, and the hard
lines about his mouth softened. His
lips parted- for an instant and then
shut with a little click of his teeth.
They had not yet reached Sheldon's
There was a long silence then. The
little black mare plungl bravely
through the sand of the shore road and
onierged into the highway at a point
oiiosite the long lane of locust trees
which led to Sheldon's. At this point
Jim again plied his whip, and they
flashed past the entrance .to the lane
and whirled away down tho hill to
ward town with a shimmering srtreani
of golden sand pouring from the tires
and settling in their wake. .
"Oh. Jim." cried Phoebe, with a
frightened ;.asi. "What sire you do
ing? Pa will kill me. so be will! And
Owen he's got a terrible temper!" She
clutched his arm frantically.
"Then Jim spoke.
"I v'ot a terrible temper myself,'" he
said savagely. "I lx-cn IxiUliug it In
for twelve years because I was wait
Ing to grow up. so's I could meet your
f&thcr on his own ground, lie's twit
ted me with being a "syluiu boy and
having no name. I've found out all
cliout it. I ain't no lost heir, I'hoele,
but I've gt a name. It's Browning.
"All my folks are dead long ago. I've
Mved money, and I can take care of
you. I'm going to the Baptist preach
er's now. Is it all right, Phoebe, or
shall I take you back to Owen?"
Phoebe h!d her blushing face on his
shoulder. "I'll go with you. Jim." she
whispered, "ami I guess I ain't afraid
of pa and Owen after all."
Three hours later Nelson's Jim
drove through the farm gate with his
pale litlle wife clinging to his arm.
Seth Nelsoiu was raging around the
yard wiili a shotgun in one hand, while
his wife thrust a frightened face from
the kitchen door.
With a quick leap Jim reached the
ground and grasped the barrel of the
weapon as Nelson raised it to his shoul
der. "It ain't loaded, you old fool!" ho
shouted as he wrested the gun from
the farmer and leaned it against the
wood shed. "Now, you listen to me.
Seth Nelson. If you open your mouth
before I tell you to, I'll knock you
The old man's face worked savagely.
He glanced toward the carriage and
raised his fist against . the sJiriakinar
Every day in every year
wives are giving up their
Powders and turning to K
which has stood so well
finding out that
costs one third the price of powder any
where near K C quality, and makes
better, purer, more healthful baking.
girl. He opened hi month as 1 to j
Shut up!" commanded his Fon-ln-
law authoritatively. "Now, see here.
rav name's Browning!"
The farmer stared incredulously.
"My name's Browning." repeated
Jim emphatically. "This here lady is
my wife! Mr.. Browning is her name
Mrs. James Browning. Its a nice
name eh V"
Seth Nelron scowled sullenly at his
"If you -want to be a" father to her
and a father-in-law to me, you can act
decent about it! We love each other.
and we got married. 1 got ?'J0O in the
bank, and I can take care of her. We'll
board here, and I'll work for you
hands Is scarce but you've got to re
member we won't be bullied!"
"You you you" stuttered' the
fanner wildly, but his son-in-law cut
him short with a wave of the hand
and climbed Into the buggy and turned
it around. As they drove toward the
gate Nelson strode after thein. lie
cast one look around the barnyard, Jhe
unfinished chores, then away across the
swelling acres waiting for the mowing
machine, and the anger settled Into
chagrin. s .
"Say, you, JI:n Browning y mi and
your wife can board here if you want
to," he said reluctantly.
"And what?" demanded Jim Brown
Seth Nelson saw the tearful face of
his wife in the doorway, and his grim
"And welcome!" he replied, with a
What Matter Really Is.
Throughout the greater part of space
we liud simple unmodified ether, eras-
tic and massive, squirming and quiver
ing with energy, but stationary as a
whole. Here and there, however, we
find specks of electrotied ether, isolat
ed, yet connected together by fields of
force and a state of violent locomotion.
These "specks" are what in the form
or prodigious aggregates we know as
"matter," aud the greater numlier of
sensible phenomena, such as viscosity,
heat, sound, electric conduction, ab
sorption aud emission of light, belong
to these differentiated or individualized
and dissociated or electrified specks,
wuicii are cither flying alone or are
restoring with orbital motion in groups.
llie matter so constituted built up
of these well separated particles, with
interstices enormous in proportion to
the size of the specks must be an ex-
cessively p-.-roufi or gossamer-like struc
ture, like a cobweb, a milky way or a
comets tail, and the inertia of matter
that is, the combined inertia of al
group of electrified ether particles-
must bo a mere residual fraction of
the mass of the main bulk of undiffer
entiated continuous fluid occupying the
same space, of which fluid the par
ticles are hypot helically composed and
in which they freely move. Sir Oliver
Lodge in "Modern Views of Electric
When a strange woman came for the
soiled clothes, says a writer in the Bal
timore News, the mistress of the house
came to the conclusion that her own
laundress had simply employed a new
messenger and made no comment on
the circumstance. But when two
weeks had gone by and still the old
laundress known as Susan did not
appear the mistress of the house felt
that she would be lacking in her duty
if she did not make some Inquiry
"Where Is Susan?" she asked the
tall, bony woman who came for the
"She has gone to Pennsylvania to
live, yessum." returned the woman
with composure. "She went to Penn
sylvania some time ago, an' she !eF
goodby for yuh. but s' long yuh didn't
seem tuh notice I didn't say nuflinV
"But why didn't she come and tell
me aiid allow me to make some ar
rangements about my laundry?"
"Well, she lef vo' clothes tuh mch.
She made a will an lef' dem clothes
tuh inch. We'se alius been good frien's.
an so w en sue let she say I may
wash yo" clothes long ez I wush tuh.
an dere was no use worryin' yuh
'bout hit, now was dere?"
To this moderate and sensible ques
tion the mistress of the house found
no ready response.
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Humor end Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
HARD TO PICK.
Alluring opportunities 'm
Around us lie on every side.
As plentiful as forest trees
Or little lislies in the tide.
The trouble is that we are not
Possessed of vision strong enough
To pick ihe winners piping hot
, From onvs that only are a blutf. -
A most pretentious mining scheme
Comes rfs .a vision of delight
And offers lis the very cream
If we will oi:ly take a bite.
But how the stars can mortals read.
Although they hear Its praises sun
And know it is not of the breed
On T'hich they have, been of ton
And that is but a sample case.
We see and do not understand.
Before us lies a dandy place i
On which to start a peanut stand
That would a splendid fortune make,
A poor Inventor tries to get
Our eye and only gels the shnke.
And one more lucky wins the bet.
That's just the trouble. At a glance
We cannot tell which one will win. (
And so we do not take a chance.
But let another rake It in.
The opportunities are there.
But how can man, shortsighted,
Which are but hot. expanded air
And which are lifaded with th
"TVhat Is the matter with your hus
"Trying to break In a new pair of
'I should think his feet would b
ashamed to use such language."
The man who runs the autos down
And says they will not stay
You'll find has never run a car
In any other way. ,
When Violet Screamed.
Nina Violet made a frightful scene
In the dentist's office yesterday.
Orme Did she?
Nina Yes; she had been sitting In
the chair for nearly two hours endur
ing in silence the most dreadful tor
tures, when suddenly a mouse ran
across the room.
The pies that mother used to mak
Now seem to us all right.
One reason was we met them with
A boyish appetite.
Provided In Advance.
Reggy I wonder why Miss Grace
let me do all the talking when I rode
out in her automobile. Did she say
anything about me?
rercy No. I only heard her say she
took along an extra tire.
What Caused the Quarrel.
Marion Guess what Fred has prom
yed to bring me tonight to wear on
the third finger of my left hand.
Myrtle Oh. tbhnble. I suppose.
Hubby I tbi.uk ouly sensible women
ought to marry.
Wifey Well, you'd be a bachelor If
that were the rule. ,
thought he thought great thoughts
No other thought a thought.
If others ever thought he thought.
They thought he thought he thought.
Beautiful poetry may fill a long va
cant space, but wostebaskets are not
To be a really good wife and mother
a woman needs to be a good guesser.
When a womau takes a man up
sharply she ought to be couslderate .
enough to let him down easily.
mother's old slip
per In that It If
a great disci
plines It Is more fool
ish to give than
Not satisfied with discovering dan
ger, some people are bent on introduc
ing It to their friends.
It is really hard to tell how you
yourself would bav turned out If vou
had been grouud through the mill that
ground the other fellow. '
The man who worries about his rep
utation probably knows what be lt
Knowing how to make money, handle
It and let go of it with the best re
sults Is what constitutes a valuable
man. x t .
Some people would give much to
have a name, and there are others
j willing to give a good deal to get r!d
! of one. "