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iTHE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4. 1908.
. Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
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twnsh!p in Rock Island county.
Wednesday, November 4, 1908.
Taft la elected and Teddy rules.
Glad there ere no other states
The democrats were willing, but
they did not have the votes.
But what a scare we gave them,
considering the votes they had.
"A boy," says the New York Press,
knows more at 20 than he can unlearn
between then and CO."
The Topeka Capital's idea of a
handy man around the house i3 one
that can dress the baby.
if ,., o ,.uim0 ii ,!,, k., it
slid the wrong way. There is no ac
counting for these freaks of nature.
There is some satisfaction in the
fact that Hearst and his" independent
movement cut little figure anywhere
In the union.
Tolstoi, the Russian author and
moralist, hopes to see Bryan elected.
Bryan's greatness is recognized in all ;
parts of the world.
Rock Island, Democrats Did Well.
Had the democrats of the country
at" large made as good a showing as
did the democrats of Rock Island,
there would have been a different
story to tell of the general results.
The party In Rock Island put up a
good fight and the results are shown.
In a republican stronghold they were
in it at every stage of the campaign
and they were in it at the finish.
They hare'reason to be proud.
The election is over and the repub
licans have won another great national
victory. Nobody knows how it hap
pened or why it happened, but it hap
pened. A united democracy, united as it has
not been before since 1892, has gone
down to defeat. With a matchless
leader, a popular idol standing on a
platform that represented the ideals
of American government, sustained
by organized labor the party has
nevertheless met defeat at the
hands of a party which has the en
dorsement of such protective tariff
beneficiaries as John D. Rockefeller
and Andrew Carnegie. And so it hap
pened. In this government, however, the
people are sovereign. It is their will
that it should be so, and that settles it.
Making the Offense Worse.
A Massachusetts court has just im
posed a sentence of six months' im
prisonment on an automobilist charged ommended are more power for the in- disappointed air, but not wholly crest
with dashing recklessly through crowd- terstate commerce commission, the in- fallen.
ed streets with 30 days extra con-1 sertion of the word "reasonable" in "You think of a color," said he.
finement because he was intoxicated the anti-trust law, so that it will for-1 Again he dug a hole in his forehead,
at the time. The defendant is said to bid only unreasonable restraints of She thought. Then he said forcibly so
have pleaded that the liquor he had commerce between states, conservation that' all the other people could hear
taken did not know what he was about.
The court apparently regarded this as
an aggravation of his offense.
The principle is a sound one to fol-
low wherever It is proved that a motor
car operator has taken his machine on
the public highways when he was too
METHOD! T BISHOPS ARE ASSIGNED
TO PRESIDE OVER THE CONFERENCES
Indianapolis, Nov. 3. The eesslons Henry -Spehmyer, Arkansas, Little
of the semi-annual meeting cf the Rock and Mexico,
board of bishops of the Methodist W. F. McDowell, New York, north
church here yesterday were devoted era New York and Maine.
to the assignment of bishops to pre- j j. w. Bashford, conferences in China,
side ever the various conferences next. wni . Alabama,
.b,e5 it French mission and south Germany.
in which the Methodist church is es
tablished. Tho recommendation of the
last general 'conference, held during
the summer in Baltimore, that each
bishop preside, at conferences located
in contiguous territory so far as pos
sible, was followed in making the as
signments. No changes were made in assign
ments for the missionary bishops.
The assignments follow:
H. W.' Warren, Porto Rica mission
and Delaware conference.
D. A. Coodsell, New York, east and
- Earl Cranston, St. John's river, Flor
ida, and European conferences in
Italy, north Germany, Denmark, Nor
way, Sweden rnd Bulgaria,
D. H. Mooro, Wilmington,1 Del.;
New Hampshire and Wyoming.
" , J. W. Hamilton, Philadelphia, cen
tral Pennsylvania and Baltimore.
J. F. Berry, Wathington, New Eng
land and Troy, .
drunk to see clearly, steer straight, or
observe the rules of ordinary pru
dence. There is reason to think that
no slight proportion of the accidents
which occur are due to fuddled brains
behind the hands that hold the guid
It is distinctly in the interest of the
sane and decent men who form the
vast majority of automobilists that the
law should sharply punish every indi
vidual who imperils the lives and limbs
of others by undertaking to drive a
car when his judgment is unbalanced
and his nerves unstrung by drunken
Urging the Commission Plan.
Springfield is another city that has
found the system of governing by a
council a complete failure. It is prob
ably the worst governed municipality
in the state, having gone steadily from
bad to worse. Naturally the people
are looking for something better. The
Springfield News urges an mvestiga
Uon of the commission plan, sayin
"Here in Springfield various city
councils have been making futile ef
forts to run the city for a good many
years. ' They have run the town hope
lessly into debt and have made it one
of the most notorious hotbeds of dis
regard for the laws of God and man
'in the state of Illinois-s-a town where
whito slavery flourishes, where gam
bling and pick-pocket concessions are
granted with immunity, where wine
rooms and hell holes pursue their ne
farious business unmolested; a boss
ridden, graft-infested town, without
government and without the power to
enforce obedience to its ordinances.
"Long experience with the present
system has demonstrated that it is a
flat failure. Whether the commission
pla ls wha.1 Vs "edfed
"ot, Prepared at this time to say; btu
it is certainly worth investigation.
We would suggest that a committee
of public spirited citizens pay a visit
to Des Moines to find out how the
system is working out there."
Bryan Wi! Shoot Ducks in Texas .and
Taft Will Accompany Roosevelt
to North Carolina.
Galveston, Texas, Nov. 3. William
J. Bryan has accepted an invitation to
spend two weeks duck hunting in
southern Texas immediately after the
Taft to Hunt With President.
Washington, Nov. 3. President
Roosevelt and William II. Taft proba
bly will indulge in a hunting trip to
gether about Thanksgiving in tha
mountains of North Carolina. There is
be no visit to Pine Knot this year.
The hunting has not proven exciting
or successful down that way. Mr. Taft
is said to be planning to take a long
rest from his campaign lalors. Ashe
ville, N. C, is said to be the point he
ROOSEVELT WRITES MESSAGE
Last Words to Congress Will Recom
mend Some Important Reforms.
Washington. Nov. 3. A large part of
President Roosevelt's final annual mes
sage to congress was dictated yester-
day. It is being written, it was stated
at the White house, as if the president
were going to continue in omce tor
another four years. It is to be full of
vim anI vigor. Every live topic here
tofore mentioned in messages again
will be fully treated.
Among the things which will be rec-
of the forests and tariff revision, the
latter because the platform pledged the
party to it.
The idea underlying the message
thus far written is that Taft is to car-
ry forward the policies of the out-going
L. B. Wilson, New Jersey, New Eng
land, southern and east Maine.
T. B. Keely, upper Mississippi,
Louisiana and Newark. .
W. F. Anderson, St. Loui3, Lexing
ton (Indianapolis), northern Indiana
, J. L. Nuelscn, Lincoln, southwest
jvansas ana east Germany.
W. A. Quayle, Kansas, south Kan
sas and eastern Sweden. -C.
W. Smith, Hawaiian mission.7
W. S. Lewis, conferences in China.
E. H. Hughes, northwest Kansas and
central Missouri. . .
Robert Mclntyre; Mississippi," south
Florida mission and Florida. , " s
F. M. Bristol, conferences In South
America. , ;
J. T, Hartzail and L. B. Scott, con
ferences in Africa. " ' ' ' t
: M. C. Harris, conferences In Korea.
Bishops Warne, Oldham, Robinson,
conferences in Indiana and th3 Philip
pines." , . ' v .
of Running Government Far
Ahead of the Receipts in
BUT BOTH SHOW AN INCREASE
Former Greater by $7,000,000 and Lat
ter by $1,000,000 Than in Month
of September. -
Washington, Nov. 3. The compara
tive statement of the government re
ceipts and expenditures for October,
1908, shows an increase in receipts of
$1,000,000 and an increase in expendi
tures of $7,000,000. as compared with
September, 1907. This increase in ex
penditures, however, is due entirely to
the payment to the postofflce depart
ment of $7,000,000 on account of the
quarterly deficit in the posjal revenues.
The total receipts for the month were
$49,317,724 and the expenditures $60,-
038,762, leaving a deficit for the month
of $10,721,038. The increase in the
public debt during October, less cash
in the treasury, was $S,511,975.
The monthly circulation statement
issued by the controller of the curren
cy shows that at the close of business
Oct. 31 the amount of national bank
notes in circulation was $665,844,192,
an increase for the year of $55,863,726
and a decrease for the month of $9,
The amount of circulation based on
United States bonds was $626,778,555,
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and the amount secured by lawful mon
ey was . $39,065,637; the amount of
bonds on deposit to secure circulating
notes was $632,624,950 and to secure
public deposits $138,803,810.
OPEN BIDS FOR SUBMARINES
Three Concerns Seek Share of $3,500,
000 Appropriated by Congress.
Washington, Nov. 3. Bids were
opened at the navy department yester
day for tho construction of eight sub
marine torpedo boats, for which' con
gress has appropriated $3,500,tn).
The Electric Boat company of
Quincy, Mass.. bid for boats of 433
tons displacement from $414,000 to
$441X00 according to the class and
number of boats built on the. Atlantic
ooasc. For a boat of 375 tons displace
ment the price ranges from $360,000
to ?yu,utw. me i,aKe lorpecio uoa',.tue pattera of divorce that is stylish
company, uaui. Maine, um on noais ui
51S tons displacement from $43o,000
to $460,000. and on boats of 410 dis
placement from S3S2.500 to $410,000.
For boats built on the Pacific coast
the prices quoted are much higher.
The bid of the American Laurent i
company of Philadelphia was for one
or two boats of 532 tons displacement
The two were dining with an exqui
site who was deep in the occult, ac
cording to his own idea. When he had
discussed things past, present and fu
ture in the occult line he paused im
pressively and said with a frown:
"Now, think of a color, one of yon,
and I will call Its name. I'm pretty
good at that."
The first of the women thought deep
ly while he Imbedded his finger in his
bTOW amj aSO thought. Presently he
She shook her head.
"No," she said, "it wasn't,
He appealed to the second, with a
She smiled and nodded so that all the
other people could see her.
"That's right," said she quite loud,
at which the occulist smiled, well
By and by be exensed himself for a
moment and went across the garden to
fcpeak with a friend.
"How strange It was," mused the
flrst woman, "that he should have
'guessed your color and not mine."
; The second quietly munched an olive.
. "He never guessed mine," said she.
"but, my goodness. Isn't he paying for
our dinner?" Now York Press.
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All . the news all the time THE
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
If you lack the price to purchase
For- yourself a trolley car
And are very fond of riding.
Which it's safe to guess you are,
Look r)ch when you meet the dealer.
He will think that he has found
One who's very keen to purchase
And will ride you all around.
Up and down the sliding landscape
In the cushions and at ease.
With this gentleman attentive. K
Who strives earnestly to please.
You may travel and be happy
While you mildly criticise.
Showing that you know the business
And to all the tricks are wise.
Let him point you out the merits
Of Ills own ami special brand.
Put the racer through Its paces
And go scooting down the land.
That will put him in good humor
As he brings it to a stop.
And he'll think he has a victim
Ripe and just about to drop.
Try him out. but don't be partial.
You can. sample eight or ten.
Each one in the lot consider.
Then you might go round again.
Being in a mood receptive.
You can alwaysmake a hit.
And you'll get as much of riding
As your conscience will permit.
"He. thought he
had married an
angel in dis
guise." "A n d didn't
Well, if he
did, the disguise
"But aren't you afraid that you will
catch cold and he sick''"
"Oh, not at all."
"Oh, I see: applied new thought."
"No, not that."
"Then why are you so certain?"
"I simply can't afford it."
"Did you say that she had a quarrel
with her lawyer?"
"What was it about?"
"She said he did not obtain for her
"He takes himself" so seriously."
"Yes; that's what makes him so fun
Ought to Know How.
"I am looking for a man to cut a
"Would I do?"
"Had auy experience?"
"Well, I served ten years iu a barber
" PERT PARAGRAPHS.
K might ie well for some people to
lenru that one of the natural results of
a buttlog iu Is a tin-owing out.
Some people trust the Lord and thcu
ask their fellow men to treat them a
they treat the Lord,
Money makes matrimony go and fre
quently makes alimony come. ,
As a general thing the mau who is
absolutely certain that he knows how
wants some one else to do it.
On the one band some people can't
make an effort and on the pther hand
any amount of effort conldn't make
If the bachelor were abolished. It Is
interesting to reflect whether he won Id
strive to acquire a residence in Ne
vada. The politician who is out to win
should be chary about lubricating his
machine with any grade of Standard
When still water gets deep it Isn't
always safe to "try to Gnd the bottom
Unless you are certain of your safety;!
Somehow it always seems as if worn-
an's rights. Judged by the campaign.
made for them, consist In a reeitatloav
of woman's wrongs.
, ; . , .
For keeping the balance a good pair
f eyes are Immeasurably to be pre-
terred to either a microscope or a tele-
One package will prove to you that
we pay more for the ingredients we use
in I. B. C. Biscuit than other bakers
do for theirs. Trjey taste high grade.
I. B.C. Biscuit are made appetizing by
the perfect cleanliness of our bakeries.
All our employes are in spotless uniforms.
I. B. G.
Protection Brand Biscuit
are made in many varieties Sodas, Party Flakes,Wafers, Sweets, etc. Each
one a little more delicious dainty satisfying than any other of its kind.
Grocers might want to charge more for I. B. C. Biscuit because of
this but they do not.
The difference to you is in the quality only. Prices the same as others.
Independent Baking Co., Davenport, Iowa
The Argus Daily Short Story
BEHMAN'S COMPROMISE BY W. F. BRYAN.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
For a third time the "By Request"
sign was hung in front of the musk- j He might even make her plead a lit
stnnd, and as Arthur Behman caims tie, but in -the end he would be mag
slowly down th3 stairs from the res- naai&iomj an,i woukl forgive her on
taurant on the upper deck the strains
m tiTu- M..... n" i . w cu m i
or 1 he ilorry v idow" waltz filled -the
social hall. Behman fled.
It was not so bad on the forward
deck, where the scraping of catgut was
replaced by the music of the waves.
Now and then the deep toned whistle
sounded above the noise of the water,
but a smart breeze from dead ahead
carried aft the sound of the man made
It was cool, almost cold, on the for-
ward deck, and considerations of com -
fort as well as culture held the people
insitie the cabin. Behman was glad
that It was so.
He had the deck to himself, so he lit
a cigar and took a camp chair well
ahead of the deck" lights, shaded to-
ward the bow that the port lights
might be more easily seen by other
There was no moon, but the stars
shone brightly in the cloudless skv. and
the Milky way. like some phantom
banner, streamed across the blue ex-
panse. Beyond the dark waters a dark-
er tone told of the land, and here and
there the liirhts of ih lwnmnn wini.-wi
solemnly into the night.
There was the smell of salt in the air.
the tang of the sea that Behman loved.
and for the first time in weeks he al
most knew content.
It was worth while, Ihis communion
of the night and the sea, and Behman
was grateful to the musicians who had
driven him from the cabin, with itssweet eos woK'-ig into ins uirougn
satin upholstered chairs and its gaping
Somewhere Inside sat Nell Wheatou.
He had seeu her in the dining saloon,
and he had taken a seat close to the
stairs and the music that lie might
be as far from her ns possible.
He had no mind to let her think that
he would eek to attract her attention.
He knew that she had learned that her
jealousy was entirely without founda
tion. It was her place to speak first.
Probably she was in there, with other
tourists, listening to the baud.
He was better off here iu the cool of
the summer evening. It was a symbol
perhaps. He was fnr better off, after
all, even It she had broken the, engage
ment, and he had rowed that life was
no longer worth the living.
Down on the lower deck a boyish
laugh rang out. Half a dozen young
sters were crowded Into tho sharp bow
and were leaning over the rail watch
ing the white fall of water on either
side of the prow.
Their voices came to Behman vague
ly and indistinctly, and he smiled In
dulgently as he caught the note of
youth and love of life. He .had felt
like a boy himself only a week ago.
Now he was a mau who would carry
through life tho thought that a wo
man's jealousy and a woman's pride
had spoiled his career. Let the boys
have their laugh. Their awakening
would come all too soon.
Behman found it rather pleasant to
sit and dream of the last few weeks.
He was at the stage where self com-
miseration is a balm to wounded '
feelings, and he went over the inci-i
dents that had resulted in the breakine
of the engagement by Nell Wheaton.
assuring himself that his course had
Surely It was Nell's place to speak,
and as he started out into the night
Behman found pleasant occupation in
' wondering Just how she would make
apology. , ... i
She was clearly ln the wrong, and
it would never do to bow to her before
marriage. - He . would be ' henpecked
I all his life, and Behman hated the I
i li would be rather stern at first
aeI Pise not to offend again.
I ' uui ju caucus eu as uis, lur
I . . . , , - . . ,
the sake of their future happiness,
., , . ' .. VT-
hinted as much to Bob Wheaton when
j the latter had c Cored his services as
! peacemaker between his sister and
j So engrossed was Behman with his
' thoughts tint he did not hear the light
i footfall on the canvas covered dock
nor realize that his solitude had been
intruded upon until Nell When ton
i stood beside the rail and looked out
( across the foam capped waves.
&ne tiij ne: see una until sue had
taken her stand beside the rail, and
,uen Bke was too proud to beat a re-
treat She stood quietly looking down
j upon the wnt.tr. one hand clasping the
i the other clutching her hat.
j On the lower deck t he loys had piled
j Into chairs, and new cue of them was
paying on the mouth organ. He was
1 -'ather skillful and prayed with exprcs-
' Fjon bits of popular songs and snatches
j rrom current musical productions. Ioh-
lui,n nu mis concert more musical
' tnan tbo efforts of the poorly paid
i oand within doors
Then iho musk changed from new to
old, and the boy was playing some of
the songs th::t Nell had softly sung in
the Weeks just gone as he had pad
dled the canoe or had drifted with the
ln lue d:,rU tr lJO '"S"1 "eumaii
cou,d sce ,h" rlver aSain- with NelI's
the soft n:x;r.Iight.
He wondered if she. too. recalled the
cne and if her eyes were ailed with
tears now. His own were moist ns he
listened, and when tho boy struck up
the song that hail been their favorite
bis teeth met together through his ci
gar, and he tossed it over the rail.
This was a simple little southern air.
a , m . ...
had a ways sung it as they had come
in s,ght of the landing.
It had been their good night song.
and as thoy had trudged up from the
boat stage to the hotel she had always
dered if she was hummiug it now. She
might be. The wind would carry the
song away from him.
The boy stopped, and the spell was
broken, but another lad broke the si
Of all sad words of j f
I tongue or pen The . f Vjn
I saddest are the&e: a " 1
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"That last was pretty. Dune." he
called. "Flay 'cr ng'iu."
The willing musician complied, and
Behman rose to his. feet. He could
not sit still under that music, and he
took a few nervous turns up and down
lie came to rest beside the rail, so
close that he could reach out and
touch the rirl had he desired.
She had removed her glove, and one
bare Uand rested white against the
white of the rail. Her face was turn
ed from him. and she was looking out
across the sound, pretending an inter
est in one of the winking beacons
whose lights she could r.ct see through
The young musician ended his tune
and without pause began to play an
other, a farewell song that had been
familiar to Behman since his child
He knew that it was a favorite of
Nell's. 'ai!he wondered if the song
would make her ppe.ik. There was a
lift to the fragile shoulders, as though
she was holding back her sobs, but she
gave no sign of being aware of his
The mrsic paused abruptly- in the
middle of a strain, as the mother of
the player came to call him to bed. and
with a shout the little party hurried
Into the c:ibin. . .
Nell parsed n moment." then turned
as though to go. but n hand rested
over her own r.nd held the slender fin-
irers firml with a irrin that nained.
"Don't go. Nell." r'caded Behman.
"Stay hen and make tip."
"I thought that you would not even
compromise." she said uncertainly. .
"Compromise be handed!" he cried.
"I don't care what you think of me.
I'm tired of waiting for yon to be the
first to .peak. Will yon be friends,
He felt the relaxation of her atti
tude, ami be drew her within the cir
cle of hi arm.
"Is th'.t tho way you trent your
friends?" she demanded, with a laugh.
"That'-; the way I treat bnd little
girls." ! explained. "I've been bad
too. If you want to punish me. why"
He parsed' suggestively, but Neil only
tapped his bronzed cheek with her
"It wfi. punishment enough to have
in hrri lr vnnr tin rrrti nvrun 1 cr irlnii.
' ' " '.. .via. ... " 'Mil V- X.l. - . .1
,.fls not punghment- was
the fcrViut as3ertJou. enjoyed lt.
rra ,a1 , foun(J ltJmU becaug(J now
after Wv,re mnIcd thcro.u no nee1
"There'll lie no need for making up,"
promised Nell as she slipped her arm
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