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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. "SEPTEMBER 20. 1908.
Published Daily andrWeekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, I1L En
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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Saturday, September 26, 1908.
KHALL THE PEOPLE IULE7
For President of the United
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
For Vice President,
JOHN WORTH KERN
. Per United States Senator Lawrence
For Governor Adlal B. 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 lioss O. Hall.
For Clerk of Supreme Court John L.
I'niversity Trustees Kdward Tilden,
A. L. White, Isaac S. Raymond (long
term); A. U Bliss (short term).
'For Representative in Congress M.
Representative Henry L.
For State's Attorney Robert R. Rey
nolds. For Coroner Dr. M. J. O'Hern.
For Surveyor George H. Hicks.
Decorate for the Exposition.
note of ft.
Back to the bench for Cannon,
ont of the game!
"Democratic flag raising in front of
The Argus offire tonight.
Ooodness, what an odious odor there
is in Standard Oil. Everybody's dodg
ing it. '
There is nothing that suggests a
real noise in the candidacy of Char'cs
Give your afternoons and evenings
next week to the Rock Island Exposi- j
tion. It deserves all you can give it.
' A Chicago farmer is about to start
in raising turtles as a livelihood. This
is a business that should-. go with a
Senator Beveridgo is going to camp
on Mr. Bryan's trail. The Hoor.ier
senator will find that, he is up against
a pretty live wire before he has gene
At a conference between Chairman
Hitchcock and Senator Crane in Chi
cago it was decided to issue a fren
zied call for more cash. This is ' a
very gentle hint to the large corporate
The republicans of the state are
strivingtto keep their organization in
tact, but the Yates forces are stin
active and will not allow the people
of Illinois to be afflicted with another
administration of the kind we are un
der at present.! '
A minister of the Christian cnurch
at Tnylorville, Pa., attacked "powder
puffs" and the women of the churcn
nearly mobbed him. The leverend
Rentlcman will some day learn that
the good "bid gospel is much better in
serving the Lord than preaching
about fool ideas.
Mr.. Roosevelt said that the. election
of Mr. Bryan would be a calamity.
iWe can distinctly recall the time that
the republican party leaders regarded
jur. Koobeveus pum.. iiduuiii
bent on nothing short of a calamity,
and in. order to sidetrack hfm they
gave him the nomination of vice pres-
Rather than embarrass the demo
cratic cause in the least, Governor C.
N.. Haskell of Oklahoma, although ac
cused, but not convicted of any rela
tions with the Standard Oil combine,
has resigned the treasuryship of the
national committee. That is the spirit
g COMING TO Jol
of self-abnegation that vindicates the
party now and will vindicate Governor
Haskell later. ' I
Buttons Point to Bjyao.
There are many things which point
to the election of William J. Bryau
this year, but one of the surest indi
cations, and one which has never been
at fault in the last three or four cam-'
paigus is beginning lo tell the story.
mni, me button man, nas maae it
nubiic earlv in the camnaisn. and the
announcement coming from him this
year is significant. Bim is the ong
inal man who put out the campaign
button, with the picture of the candi
date photographed thereon, and a
brief word describing some event con
nected with him. Not only buttons,
but watch fobs, pictures and other
emblems are graced with the wearer's
political iavorue. 'ine putting on or yesterday. Elgin was selected as the
a button on the lapel of a voter's coatmeeting place for next year
is one of the surest indications of his Controller V. H. Wilson of Chicago
intent in the coming election. Thespcke on "Finances of Our Cities."
man openly wearing a Bryan button ( Mr . Wiison favored a new revenue law
will vote for the Nebraskan comend asked the supp0rt of tne associa
what may. I tion to secure its passage at this ses-
The citizen from whose watch robBlon Mr. Wilson showed how bonded
nangs a picture or wunam ti. iaii
will vote for him i
spite of injunc-'
tions or anything else. These
are generally frank and open
have no desire to hide their inten- As many I1Iillo)s cities stand today
(ions They blazon it to the world increased tax levy
in this way. Of course the tuttonsl ..... . . ...
, , , , : would prove an additional hardship,
and emblems are all made by the , k j-
, . .To avoid this, increased bonding pow-
rciiinj in i.Np iiuiic iiiurtrcr a
cia.ty of Bryan or Taft buttons, but
the dealer pays his money and takes
his choice. One of the most renown
ed of these salesmen is spending a
day or two in this city, supplying
the local trade with the little sou
venirs. He has been all over the
west and is now working to the east.,est and sinking fund would automatic
It has been his experience that in
Colorado. Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska,
! Wisconsin, Missouri, the Dakotas and
other states west of the Mississippi
the demand for Bryan buttons is un-
precedent cd. He has sold, according
to his own statement, three times as I
many Bryan as Taft buttons. He has (
no explanation to oner, and says he
cares nothing about why it is so. He
onlv knows that his order book snows
that out of nearly every thousand of
buttons. ordered that 750 of them have'
beeji Bryan buttons. Four years ago
he covered the same territory, and
sold Roosevelt buttons almost entire
ly. The demand for the Parker photo i
was verv insignificant. E,ight years
aco everything was McKinley, but not
nearly so strong as it was for Roose-'
velt during the last campaign. There
is common sense in the matter of be
lieving the button industry shows i
which way the wind is blowing. The
buttons arc all sold at the same price. '
and by the same salesmen. They are '
mnrlo nn hv Iho millfrm nnd thf man-
ufacturers try their best to feel of the'at its f cash va,ue aml &e&se as
,,hii ia in aHvanon nf tho uin
up of great stocks. Hence they piTt:Proval of a 520,000,000 bond Issue in
nn in tho finiii rariv tr rv m.f thf '
feeling of the country, that they may
intelligently make up their wares.
The stocks today are far more than
50 per cent Bryan buttons. In a walk
of five blocks the proportion of but
tons seen were more than three out
of five. Study the coat lapels for
yourself and see that this is true.
Favored Trutst Ranks.
...., .,,,v., .
the federal trasury deposited more than
$100,000,000 in national hanks. The
Junius uie jtar tMiuing .nine, i'.M(,i9.,. Mavnr lmus Mondnta- Mavor
o.cn.miu w.i uuiik in .xew i or ity
. . . .1 : i , . - .
auu me two principal nanKs dominated
ny j. ficrpont Morgan received about
i e6e uepobus, ana au ,
ouicr oanKs in uie unuea states got
aoout 20 per cent.
When the small banker hears argu
ments from republican sources setting
forth that party's solicitude for the
banker, it might he well to remember
the figures herein set forth; they are
from the official reports at Washington.
They are exceedingly interesting to
bankers, as well as to others.
N'o Tear to Shed.
Stark County Herald (Rep.): If the
democrats are successful this year, or
even if they sensibly diminish the re
republican majority in the house, it
will be mainly owing to Cannon's hos
tility to tariff revision and other re
forms the country needs and demands.
Republicans though we are, and be
cause we are republicans, Cannon's de
feat in November would make us shed
no tears-. -
SAGANS 10 LIVE IN GERMANY?
Understood Princess Will Clear An
cestral Estates of Debt.
Paris, Sept. 20. The Cri do Paric'
again revives the story that the prince
and princess Helie de Sagan are going
to Germany to live. It says the prin
cess has agreed to clear the Sagan
ancestral estates of debt and rebuild
the ancient- chateau in Silesia, and
that arrangements have been made by
which Prince Helie will resume the
rang of Duke Sagan end be received
at the German court. The ancestral
estates of the Sagans are in Sagan.
Prussia. Silesia, 48 miles northwest
Wright Breaks All Records. -
Le Mans, Sept. , 2Ci Last evening
, Mr. Wrie'ht I ho nprnnlmlot mir1r thn
.longest flight he has yet made with
V Dasseneer remain. m the air n
I minntpa 13 ,s RPnni1a nt
of 50 feet His as the aero
nlanlsr Panl 7on9
This disease Is caused by a derange
ment of the stomach. Take a dose of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets to correct this disorder and the
sick headache will disappear. For sale
by all druggists.
NEED MORE MONEY
Chief Difficulty of Illinois Cities
. According to Mayors'
CLOSE MEETING AT LA SALLE
officers Elected and Elgin Selected for
Next Session G. W. McCaskrin
La Salle, 111., Sept. 20. The Mayors'
association of the state of Illinois
a two days' convention here
!nrlfhtoHnoz otilf1 ho inf rpaso1 with-
ut an lncrease in taxes He ajso
showed the saving it would mean for
er is the only recourse, because even
if a city may be unable to pay its
debts, in fact, bankrupt, the only ad
ditional tax levy required would be the
small sum of 9 per cent of tha increas
ed bonding power under the proposed
bond bills, which 9 per cent for inter-
ally pay the principal and interest of
the bonds in 20 years."
Vantn More ItondinK Power.
Assistant City Attorney Barge of
Chicago spoke in favor of an increase
of bonding power.
"The extension of the Chicago water-
works system, caused by the scarcity
m Hyde 1'aiK ana otner parts ot tne
city, could be brought about quicker
and to the profit of the city if the Chi
cago waterworks could be bonded,"
Mayor Shumway of Galesburg con
demned the present tax system, and
said that a new one was badly needed.
A committee consisting of Mayors
Shumway of Galesburg, Farrell of Ot
tawa. Parsons of Cairo, Controller Wil
son of Chicago, and McCaskrin of Rock
Island was appointed to see that prop
er laws are passed.
Ursrrs Aid for Waterway,
Resolutions on taxation and deep
waterway were adopted. The associ
tion urges that property be assessed
sistance in securing the voters ap-
Illinois for deep waterway, lmprove-
mcnt to be voted at the next election.
The new officers elected are:
President C. E. McDonald. Decatur
Secretary George Wr. McCaskrin
I Treasurer C. S. Beaver, Mount Car
Statistician Hugo Grosser, Chicago
Board of Directors Mayor Price. El
gin; Mayor Cronin, Joliet; Mayor
Shnmwnv flnloshiirp-" Mavnr PVirrpll
mtawa; Mayor lmus, Mendoti
Cook East st Louis Mayor
Cairo; Controllcr w. H. Wil
eago; Mayor Davis streator; Mayor
Noonan Tremont; Mayor Jameson
sterling; Mayor Beach, Paxton.
The office of staUstieian was newly
Paralyzed in Football Game.
. Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 2G. Wilfred
Balthazer Martin, half back of the
Waterbury high school football'' team
is in a serious condition as the result
of an injury to his spine in a practice
game of football Thursday. .The body
I is paralyzed from the shoulders down
First Avenue, Between
13th and 14th Sts.
Now is. the time to buy your
lumber if you are going to build
or do any repairing, for we can
save you a large sum of money.
' V- '
25,000 feet 2x4.
25,000 feet 2x6.
5,000 feet 2x8.
10,000 feet 2x10.
5,000 feet 2x12. v
25,000 feet 3-Inch lumber. f
100 window sash. .
This lumber 19 all white pine, o
which was resawed oat of big
white pine timbers and is better
lumber than you can buy in the
lumber yards today,, because it
is well seasoned. .Prices from
flO to $18 per 1,000. V
W. Franks, Mgr.
Old Phone West '921-Y.
I,. i ... ,
Nominees of Illinois Democrats
7 V ?
ROSS C. HALL,
Democratic Candidate for Attorney General.
Rosa C. Hall, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, was born
In Rushville, 111., October 29, 1SG6. Ho
of Macomb and completed his education at Georgetown college. Washington,
D. C, from which institution he graduated in law In 1SSS. The same year
he was admitted to the bar in the district of Columbia and in Illinois, where
he has sinco practiced.
Mr. Hall first practiced at Rushville, and became city attorney for Ins
birthplace before coming to Chicago
member of the 40th general assembly, and he has served as town attorney
of Cicero two terms and of Franklin Tark three terms.
Mr. Hall's practice has been general. He is now one of the trial staff
cf the Chicago Railways Co.
lieTIrgus Daily Sfyort Story
Copyrighted, 1908, by
LiiKe i iaiiiiiioiil penitentiary Jiad
been built a an if-1 n ml i:i the lake from j
which it tooii its iiiCiie long before the
campers dh-covcre.J. jvlint a lovely place
the lake was. At the time of its build-!
ing Hammond had been" fifty miies
from the nearest town jf uuy size, and
only a spnr trark r::n down to the
shore of the lake, connect ing with the
flat bottomed boat that ferried the
freight curs over to the Island. Now
the south shore fairly bristled with
camps and huge hotels. Kven t:i t lie
north "the Ix'ach sud the numerous lit
tle 'Islands were-dotted with white
tents and weather stained log huts.
The campers objected to the presence
of the penitemiaiy, with its great gray
barracks and its forbidding iron bars
across the windows. That the peniten
tiary was there first did not alter the
situation. The permanent campers
wished the prison removed that they
might enjoy their three months in
camp unterrified by the thought of a
possible jail delivery.
No stone walls surrounded the island.
Only here and there a guard hut. dotted
the white expanse of th Ktone pier,
which had been built eniirely n limit the
island, ready to Mioot at any prisoner
who might rashly try to escape. I-'ew
tried. It was a good two miles to the
nearest shore, and in the winter the
white expanse of ice made a back
ground against which a'convVt would
become a fair target lor the guns.
Nancy Barlow liked to run her lvit
in close to the wall and wave her hand
to the prisoners sullenly working on
the new wing. They could not wave
back, she knew, but she liked to believe
that this Ki-rn from the world outside
cheered them . iu their work. The;
guards an came to know her ana the
trim little racing motor boat. They pre
sented arms with a grin as she sped
past the wall, and Nancy had the feel
ing that they answered for the prison
ers. Her little motor was the fastest boat
on the lake, and she spent her days
speeding up and down the placid sur
face. She consumed vast quantities
of petrol, but the outdoor life was
bringing back the roses to her cheeks.
and James Barlow would have run a
pipe line to the lake If necessary to
bring nlioht that result. He had re
fused his consent to the marriage of
. Nancy and Fred Wilmer, but he felt
I vaguely troubled when he saw how the
girl had drooped. She was all he had
left In .the world, and he could not lose
i her too. It was as much this ns a
tendency to wildness on Wilmer's part
that. had led to his refusal, and could
he have found Wilmer he would have'
reconsidered his determination,
j But Wilmer had dropped' from sight,'
and none of his old acquaintances
knew what had become of him.
I . Nancy had learned to handle a motor
under his guidance on the lake the year
before, and her devotion to. the boat
was in part due to that fact. As she
guided the little craft among the chan
, nels he had shown her, she liked to
. dream day dreams of the time when
they two should share a boat again.
So real was the imagined presence at
times that now. as..Nancy puffed past!
i.- - V- v'x -' :':: y
attended the grade and high schools
in 1S02. In isr6 he was elected a
By Colin S. Collins.
Associated Literary Press.
the prison island' and looked on the
parade ground, she rubbed htr eyes as
she noticed the leader of a file of con
victs making their way along the edge
of the wall.
It did not seem possible that it could
be Wilmer, but, as the little file came
nearer, she was certain. Wilmer had
never worn a mustache, and there whs
no mistaking the face. She even fan
cied that she caught a gleam of recog
nition in his eyes, as he passed with
firm tread. She shut off the power and
turned to look after the men in the
striped suits. It came as a shock, to
her that Wilmer was wearing the
stripes. She was certain that be had
done nothing to deserve imprisonment.
It must have been all a mistake, and
he bad been too proud to call upon his
friends for aid. She turned her boat,
determined to visit the prison office and
find out something about tlw causes
which had led to his incarceration.
As she did so there was a sudden
commotion in the line. The even tread
of the lockstep was broken, and Wil
mer, with a sudden dash, had knocked
down the keeper and sprung into the
A score of keepers rushed to the
water wail and emptied their rifles
after the escaping convict, while two
of the prison boats which happened to
be close at hand started in pursuit.
Nancy was quicker vet. Throwing on
full speed, she faced the fire from the
shore and from the first of the two
boats. . In a moment she was beside
Wilmer. heloing him into the launch.
AC i At
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
September 25October 2, 1908.
Very Low Fares and Special Train Service
TO AND FROM
C. R.'l. P.
Chicago (Si Alton R.. R.
Direct connection via Pi-oria and the Alton's direct short line.
This year's Fair will surpass all previous ones. Twice the usual
amount of exhibition space has already been assigned.
Airship, Automobile and Horse Races.
LEAVE ROCK ISLAND 8:05 A. M. ARRIVE PEORIA 11:25 A. M.
LEAVE PEORIA 12 NOON. ARRIVE SPRINGFIELD 2 P. M.
FIVE SPECIAL TRAINS RETURNING. ' '
' SPECIAL" SHUTTLE TRAIN FAIR GROJUNDS SERVICE will be in
effect b' tne Chicago & Alton between its Springfield Depot and the
State Fair Grounds upon the arrival of all C. & A. Trains. Trains will
be run every few minutes. Fare only 10c . f - v
FOR LOW RATE TICKETS
See Ticket Agent C, R. I. & P. Railroad.
OCCOOCCOCOOQOCCOCOOOOOCOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOCO; MTnore ls fool fr reflection In It
Then she sprang to the "wheer'ii gain
and headed for the mainland.
Why didn't you let us know that
you were in troubles' she demanded
as the boat, once more under control,
hummed toward the shore. "We would
have helped you out. You know that.
"Only got here yesterday," he ex
plained. "I was goiag to look you up
after my escape, but it is a case of
You know the little care up on the
mountain?" she asked. "Make for
that, and I will bring you other clothes
"Your father might object to loaning
his clothes to a convict," suggested
Wilmer, with a laugh.
"I don't care whether be does or
not," said Nancy bravely. "You ore in
trouble, and he will have to sec you
ut of it He has a lot of political in
fluence, and he can get you a pardon."
"Then you do care":" asked Wilmer
eargerly. "He told me that you said
that you no longer cared for me; that
you had asked him to dismiss me."
"And that was why you stayed
away?" she cried.
Wilmer nodded nn assent. Nancy's
pretty lips made a white line where
they were compressed together. She
had not a little of the Barlow stub
bornness. "I don't care if you are a convict."
she said bravely. "I love you. aud 1
am going to marry you. I didn't want
a man who ran nway from a negative
and didn't hold on to light for the girl
he wanted, but this puts things iu a
different light. I don't care what you
The boat had reached the shore, and,
without pausing to make reply. Wil
mer leaped from the bow to the sand
and rushed into the thicket. There
was no word of farewell. Nancy's
liqs quivered in hurt surprise, but her
face blanched as, a moment later. Wil
mer strolled out of the thicket again
Just as the prison boats steamed up.
To Nancy's surprise men from the
boats rushed toward Wilmer and be
gan to talk excitedly. However, they
made no effort to seize bim, and tha
prison guards remained contentedly
in the boat smoking cigarettes and
joking among themselves. Wilmer
detached himself from the group and
came toward Nancy.
"I am afraid vou will scold me for
not explaining the trick, but I didn't
want to waste a film ar.d I d'.d want
to be assured of your love. I am
convict onlv for today. Yonr father.
among other pleasant things, reminded
me of my idle life. To show that I
could do something I put my abilities
as an amateur actor to lire ns the
stage manager for a motion picture
"And this was all one of those plays
that are reproduced':" demanded Nan
cy in disgust.
"All except the part in the boat,"
was his reply. "That was not a part
of the film as written. I did not dare
dream of such an addition to the
"To think of me trying to save you.
and all the time you were laughing at
"I was not laughing." assured Wil
mer as h? took her hand. "It was the
bravest thing a woman ever did for
the man she loved. You are not angry
at ire. are you. Nancy?"
Nancy looked into the earnest, plead
"Did I act as though I were?" she
demanded. "You play the rest of your
little play and then we'll have a chat
with father. I'll be present to see that
he gets things right this time, but you
mustn't make n motion picture of it,"
she added playfully.
"I should say not," assented Wilmer.
"We'll let Cupid manage the stage this
time. I'll just play my part."
They Take the Kinks Out.
"I have used Dr. King's New Life
Bills for many years, with Increasing
satisfaction. They take the kinks out
of stomach, liverand bowels, witnout
fuss or friction." says N. H. Brown of
nt'cfield, Vt. Guaranteed satisfactory
at all drug stores. 25 cents.
Don't be afraid to give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy to your children. It
contains no opium or other harmful
drug. It always cures. For sale by
Humor end Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
You never can tell. Fortune may
have it in for you. and tlien again sbe
may be lying In wait for your enemies.
Cheer up. 1
Hunger is an excellent thing to make
you change yonr way of thinklug-aud
sometimes your way of doing.
Women don't have to swear to show
how mad they are. There are other
Fortune favors the man with a strong
arm and a hard fist if he has a dispo
sition to use them. -
It is not a crime to le an egotist, but
it Is exceedingly bad taste to let others
There are too many people In thla
world who hold to the theory that one
good turn deserves ten others.
Don't jump at conclusions. You mar
When a woman really gets a bargain,
she spends twice what 6he saved cele
brating. Quantity Counts. '
In handing out a compliment
To help you turn a trick. -Oh.
never be afraid that you
Will lay It on too thick! 4 -
The willing subject, man or maid.
On whom jou try to score
Will swallow it most eagerly j'l.
And wait around for more.
Uninteresting men and luU
Of very common clay
Will swell out several inches when
You toss them a bouquet.
The lady who is past her prime
And in no sense a queen
Will thank you if you Intimate
That she is sweet sixteen.
In passing through this vale of tears
It. helps you if you drop
A large and fulsome compliment
At every place you stop.
The larger, too. the more results
The flattery will win. r
It is not so productive when ji
You lay it on too thin. t
Don't be afraid to tell a man ,
He's presidential size '
Or to a lady intimate ,
She'd win a beauty prize.
They may declare it Ktves them pain '
And rea!lMs a bore.
But stick around a little while
And they will tish for more. .
Lcve's Brightest Dream.
Jones When the rich widow mar
ried the young fellow she told him he
would have nothing to do but spend
Bones And now?
.1 ones And now she allows him Just
J6 a week.
What Caused It.
nnzel He used to say she was the
most graceful girl In? town. What
changed bis opinion?
Helen Why. be came upon her un
expectedly while she was eating corn
from the ear
"So the woud owes you a living?"
"Why don't yon collect it?"
"It is much simpler to sell a gold
The man with the auto he had
But lis crowed, like some others, too
For the girls, fickle creatures, went oS
with the chap
Who called with a steady balloon.
Gave It Away.
"I am (saddest
when I sing."
tening to you
could doubt It"
Trying New Tack.
"Jenks is parading the fact that he
is a woman hater." '
"Some girl throw him down?"
"No; he never got far enough along
with one for that That's just the
trouble. lie has tried all other means
of winning their affections, and he only
became a woman hater as a last re
sort" Not Like Other Girls.
Mrs. B. My daughter is very spir
itual. Sbe kept up her church wort1
through all the hot . weather.
Mrs. D. What kind of work?
Mrs. B. She went to the seashore
; and came home, engaged to ft clergy
A Practical Interest.
Boot He seems to take a great In
terest in art. ' .
Toot I hadn't noticed It - .
Root Yes; he was out automobOiag
j iii. i
i " ,-
Nnt tl fttAMaok.
"What do you think of all this tflnj.