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THE ARGUS." MONDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1908.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 1
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Correspondence rollclted from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, November 16, 1908.
Taft and Sherman are getting ready
to March fourth.
. Once more, don't forget to do your
Christmas shopping early.
At any rate, Gompers doesn't appear
to be "licked to a frazzle."
Old winter came in finally as gentle
and fleecy as a little lamb.
Mr. Rockefeller still thinks that $29,-
000,000 fine was a campaign bluff.
A joke: Opening the house with
prayer while Cannon is in the chair.
Wonder if the emperor and the dow-
ager empress of China will stay dead
now that they are once more dead?
Thanksgiving for the barbers will
conie shortly after Thanksgiving day.
The football season will be over then. I
The strangest thing of all is that the
emperor or China could die three
times in one week and the dowager
empress twice without President I
Roosevelt butting in to see what was
South Dakota is no longer the
Mecca for divorcees and the people of
the state have voted to free the com-
monwealth from scandal. Hereafter a
person must be a bonafide resident of
the state for one year before suit for
divorce can be brought.
Thomas Collier Piatt certainly has
the most angelic disposition oi any
man in pontics. Disappointed as ne
has been in Theodore Roosevelt, he
proposes him as the fittest man for
United States senator. It is astonish
ing that so amiable a man has been
able to keep himsel prominent in
politics so long.
General Leonard Wood, who has re
turned from a long trip in foreign
lands, has assumed command of the
department of the east of the United
States army, succeeding General Fred-
crick D. Grant, who takes the depart
ment of the lakes. General wood vis-
; . .. j n. ni.:iinn':nnn .1 :n n .n,nrt
address before a Y. M. C. A. gathering
paid high tribute to the effect of the
association on the army and navy in
the island possessions. Whiie in Eur
ope he viewed the maneuvers of the
German and French troops as an hon
ored guest of the nations.
Chicago Record-Herald (Rep.): Mr.
Bryan has nobly and sincerely preach
ed to his fellow men the "peace" that
Is "the reward of conscience void of
offense toward God and man." The
humblest citizen, he has said, can se
cure that peace, that satisiaction,
equally with him who wields great
for such a hole. lie has a strong noio
on the affections ot minions, and as an
orator, writer ana moral leaaer nis
place Is high among his contempor-
aries. High it will remain, and nis
third defeat after a brilliant campaign
should bring him no bitterness a.nd no
Vlio Got t ho Money.
The United States government paid
$40,000,000 for the French property on
the Panama canal. Who got the money:
is a question that has been publicly
nnltn tnH ttn n I 1 1 nn1 inctt hOTMrn, tllo
election it" was strenuously charged
that there was a big public scandal hid
behind the deal. The people have a
right to know the inside tacts as to
tins transaction m ...cu tu wu.-
lure or $4U,uuu,vuu oi tneir money was
-,u is earnestly to ue iiupcu vy
good citizens that the administration
at Washington will take the public into
Its confidence without having to be
iuhcu u, mi; jenuiuuuu Ul wub.vB.Un
al Inquiry which Hon. Henry Kalney
of this state has declared be will in-
. Ail we know now is mat tne govern-
It iL . A AAA AAA J t J it
mem paia tne tu,uuu,uuu, aim puiu n
inrougn tne DanKing nrm 01 j. tr. ami-
gan & co. tsut we aon t Know to wnora
it was paid. - ah tne records. 01 tne a legislature favorable to county op- free from grease or sediment, is ex
transaction were removed from Paris tion. Majority of new legislature on- ceedingly pleasant to use, and will not
to Washington. And tney are not ,ac-
cessihie at wasntngton. umgent searcn
nas railed to uncover tnem.
Meanwhile the charge stands that 1
this money was paid to an American!
syndicate engineered by nelson urom
well and participated in by relatives,
of the official family. The charge stands
that this syndicate was given insido
lniormauon mat me - ranama routs
rather than the Nicaragua route was
to be chosen for the canal, and that by.
virtue of this advance information it
uroo onoKlnrl trv Km f r a tfifln tha
property it unioauea on tne govern-
ment at an enormous figure.
This is an ugly charge-and it has
not been denied. The republican party
promised publicity "after election" as
to its campaign fund. It owes the
country, and especially its own mem-1
bers, some after-election publicity as
to this canal deal.
AVoman'6 Double Burden.
one woman m uve m mu xuu
f . a i il- - ... r . i 1
States has abandoned the domestic
life and has become a wage earner,
Even this does not accurately state
the situation. In country districts only
two women out of every eleven are at
work, but in cities, that is, wherever
industrial opportunities are present,
two women out of every seven are at
work, nearly one-third of the total
woWn population. How far the fath-
er of the family has ceased to be the
sole supporter thereof is shown in the
statistics gathered in 27 cities and tab - l -
ulted hv the census bureau. The to-
tal number of women at work in the -
27 Hties, is 004.(195. Of these 173.030
are boardins or living in the families
of their emnlovers. The remaining
731,035 are described as follows
Woman the sole wage earner. . . 9S.SC1
One wage earner in family 21S.415
Two 0tner wage earners in fam-
More than two other wage earn
ers in family 220,300
Out of the 731.0C3 women at work,
9S.C31 are supporting the family, and
between 21S.415 and 532.S04 are con
tributing to the family income. Re
member that these are city workers
an(j represent those cities. At last ac-
counts the number of women in Indus
try was increasing faster tnan tne
birth rate. How long will it be before I
the home, except for rich people, will I
Recurring periods of industrial
pression always bring poverty to the
surface. We have no permanent class
of unemployed m tnis country as yet
but we have a large population which
barely manages to keep it head above
water. When the tide rises ever so
little above the average this big popula-
tion has to be rescued from drowning. I
jt nas no foothold but the shifting sand, I
an(j jt cannot swim. As soon as nor-
mai conditions prevail, it rallies and is
able to care for its own again.
But this last panic brought some
thing new to the surface. It brought
to light a force at work in this land
of boundless wealth and unlimited op-
portunitles; a force which if not met
wiij reSult in a wholesale wrecking of
homes. Already the silent force has
paten far into the social fabric. Its
outward and visible sign is the fact
. . . 1 1. 1 1 1 1 T : . ntr I
inai oil me injiuuei ui minimis m.
men has descended a monstrous uouoiei.n.ifc miwuui.3 in xuui uvaiu
Why Cannon ltejoiees.
Joseph G. Cannon will be speaker of
the next house of representatives. That
seems to be assured beyond a doubt,
despite the candidacy of other con
gressmen and the opposition of the
coterie of western members, uepre-1
sentative Fowler of New Jersey is an I
. s . . ,. . that
iuhm. in i in: i una jl iiuuc mm i
confer so much power upon the speak-1
er. Mr. Fowler has been chairman on
the committee on banking and curren-l
cy for several years, but his service j
there has not attracted to him any fol-1
lowing. Representative Townsend of I
Michigan has been talked of for the I
speakership, but nearly all of his own!
state delegation are for Mr. Cannon. I
Representative Walter I. Smith observation of eminent scientists. This
Iowa has also been mentioned as a
possible candidate, but there is no
likelihood that he will be taken up.
A number of the most energetic anti-
Cannon republicans fell by the wayside
in the recent election. Represent a-1
tivp Kills nf Missouri is one nf them.
n Nebragka the anti-Cannon feeling
seeraed to run h.ign f an(J neariy an the
rpnili,Hcan candidates nledzed them-
, aeainst the reelection of the
sncaker jt joog now as though only
ren-iblican had nulled through in
Lhat tatc Tne fate of these antl.
Cannon renuhlicans is being cited with
much satisfaction by the friends of the
speaker. Their defeat leaves less than
a half dozen who openly opposed the
speaker in the campaigp.
prrgrrj ELECTION INDICATES
LOSS FOR PROHIBITION
(Continued from Page One.)
, ,,. KnfiP,ni RPPfnn widatnr.
at whicn he forccd
i Minnesota County option main is -
iBue,jn election of members of legisla-
t r New legislature onnosed tn
county option 2 to 1. State went re-
publican for Taft by 75,000, but repub-
llcan canaiaate ror governor, Jacob-
8oni who strongly declared for county
opti0n, defeated by 30,000 by Governor
I Johnson, democrat, who ran for third
Nebraska Not an Issue as far as
governorship was concerned, but anti-
fealoon league made bitter fight to elect
posed to county optn.
New Jersey Local option one of
main issues In election of members of
legislature. All leading candidates
who favored local option defeated. !
- Ohio State gave Taft a republican
plurality of 6o,000, but Harris, repub-
lican candidate for- governor who
fathered the Rosa county option lawtrial, and if not satisfied, tell us, and
ana iavorea state wiae pronipition, ae-
feated by Harmon democrat, by 20,000.
. Oklahoma State dispensary , law.
toH ra i fi r a f i rn r rk nonnlft H pffa tffl
Rhode Island rEntire state voted on
question of license or no license. Out
of 23 wet towns and 18 dry ones be-
fore election, 30 went wet and 11
small ones dry. a net loss to prohi-
bitionists of seven. Aggregate major-
Ity for license was 20.000.
South Dakota Entire state voted
under initiative and referendum on
county option law, which was defeated
Tpnnpasnp fienprnl plprtion rntifipe
actj0n of J une t.ri man es b v reelect in:,'
Governor. Patterson, democrat, wi.o is
opposed to state wide prohibition, anJ
electing a legislature to carry out his
Texas Legislature elected which
will pass on question of submitting to
vote of people bill for constitutional
amendment providing tor state pioiii
bitlon. Result in doubt
Washington Legislature elected fa
vorable to local option, but opposed to
county option. Not issue in governor
esl Virginia legislature ciecteci
PPosed to state prohibition, but favor-
aole to ocal option
I II'! t .- 1 ... . 1 .1
" iscuusm i.esis-uuuie i-iei-iu
which is strongly opposed to county
State Where It Ix an Inhuf.
Alabama Not an issue.
Arkansas Not an issue in general
election. Legislature elected in Sep
tember opposed to state wide prohi
bition. California Not an issue.
Connecticut Not an issue.
Delaware Not an issue.
Georgia Not an issue.
Iowa Not an issue.
Kansas Not an issue.
Kentucky Not an issue.
Louisiana Not an issue, but in June
legislature defeated state wide prohi-
Maine Not an issue in general clec-
passed by last legislature and submit-
tion, but at state election held in Sep-
de-tember the normal republican major-
ity of 30,000 on question of resubmis-
sion was reduced to 8.000.
.Maryland Aot an issue.
Massachusetts Not an issue.
Michigan Not an issue.
Mississippi Not an issue.
Missouri Not an issue, but
who favored prohibition, defeated fori
United States senator by liberal forces.
Montana Not an issue.
Nevada Not an issue.
New Hampshire Not an issue.
New York Not an issue.
North Carolina-Not an Issue.
Oregon Not an issue.
Pennsylvania Not an issue.
South Carolina Not an issue.
Vermont Not an issue.
Virginia Not an issue.
Wyoming Not on issue.
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Humor afi Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
When a woman snys, "And that's an
there is about It," let no man be de
ceived In thinking that an end baa
been made to much talking.
thinks she ban
the dearest baby
in the world, and,
03 a matter of
fact, none is
The fires of re
sentment are on
ly too apt to be
the precursors of
the ashes of re
pentance. Some people give you a good hand
shake, and others forget to add the
It Is generally best to keep on good
terms with yourself, even if you have
to fall out with people you don't like
to do It.
The girl who spends her time malt
Ing angel cake and potato salad In
stead of castles in Spain will do better
execution In after years.
It Is bard to catch the drift of soraa
people, and wheu you are successful It
is so heavy and waterlogged that it la
of not much account.
There are people who are too pleas-
ant and too courteous to be really
The prevalence of "easy terms" bar
gains proves the plenitude of easy
marks going up and down the land.
. Easy Road.
A fellow has to work like sin
And never stop for play
To get a he'o medal in
The regulation way.
Bo round the pawnshop door I'll vT
And get ore nt a bargain rate.
Living In Hopes.
I notloe that Susie is going with thft
big. blond German."
"Yes; they seem to be very fond o
"Are they engaged?"
"She doesn't know, but Eho bopei
they are. You see. she cannot under
stand him very well, but so as not to
take chances she answers 'Yes to
every question he asks."
The Modus Operandi.
Of smiles and eyes;
Her love he'd prize
Bereft of senna.
And says he's dens.
He's in the snare.
She lands htm fair.
It was a hot day, and the judge was
tired. The long drawn out trial had
come to an end, and it became tirae to
charge the jnry. The judge was just
about to begin his weary task when
he was seized with an inspiration.
Calling a bailiff, he told him to lead
the jury down to the drug stcre and
have them charged at the soda foun
tain. . .
It made a great hif with them, and
the Jury, much refreshed, retired to
their room and speedily brought In as
Intelligent a verdict as though the.
Judge had talked to them for an hour.
How Should He?
"I notice j'ou are keeping company
with Miss Richdad."
"I have met the lady."
"Yes; they are rather nfee people.
"Regular bluestockings, aren't they?'
"Really, I couldn't say." 6ald tbe
young man, blushing deeply,
Didn't Went to Aggravate It.
"You 190k as shaky as a wornout
Tin just about sick abed."
"Why don't you see a doctor?"
"I feel bad enough as it Is. Be
would charge me money aud just make
me feel that much worse."
Long Way Round.
"He spent all of bis money trytag
to get cored of dyspepsia." '
"And it did him no good?
-Oh, yes, it did! He had to go to
work then, and that cured him,"
. v Explained. -
"What does 4t mean when they Bay
man had his leg prilled?"
"That, he had more money thin
The Argus Daily Short Story
IN PLACE OF PAUL BY EPES W. SARGENT.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
That revolver again?" asked Mus-
grave, with a laugh that did not cover
the irritation that It was intended to
conceal. "It seems to me, Jeanne, that
you are always fooling with that mur
derous looking thing."
Not always," was the grave re
sponse. lor whole weeks It lies In the
top drawer, Frank, but once a month I
take it out and clean it that It may al
ways be ready and that I may not for
get, as though I ever could," she added
Musgra ve shuddered. He disliked the
sight of wcaion.s, and there was some
thing sinister in the care with which
the girl kept the revolver always In
It was no pearl handled toy sudi as
a woman might be supposed to carry,
but a blue barreled .4."i that would
"stop" a man with a single shot, the
sort of weapon that was meant for
It struck a jarring note In the femi
ninity of Jeanne Barthon's personality.
It was absurd and yet repelling that
the dainty little artist should deVote so
much time to the enre of the black
muzzled threat. All about were half
finished sketches, bits of French sea-
coast. Ideal heads and fashion draw
ings In odd confusion, with a hand
some toilet over a dressmaker's form
In one corner.
Jeanne herself was essentially femi
nine, a tiny mite of a woman with a
coronet of golden hair surmounting a
fragile face. She was scarcely five fet
tall, and the gyn was oddly out of pro
portion. Musgrave sank Into a chair from
which he swept the fashion maga
zines to the floor and watched the girl
with gloomv face.
rerhaps it will be as well to tell you
my secret, Frank," she said at length
when the weaion had been oiled and
reassembled. "Then you will under
stand my care and also why I cannot
promise to marry you. dear. It Is best
that rou should understand."
"I have no wish to pry into your
secrets." he demurred. "They cannot
be very Important except your reason
for not wanting to marry me. You ad
mit that you are unmarried and free
and that you love me. Those are the
Unmarried yes," the girl breathed
tensely, "but free no. It is that
I would tell you, dear, so sit that I
may not see the horror In your face.
and do not speak until I have finished.
Sit so," she added as she placed a
chair so that It stood directly before
"It is the gun with which some day
I arrl to kill a man," she began, plung
ing Into the middle of her story. "Do
not stir until I say that you may. I
cannot talk If you Interrupt. It is
hard enough to tell even so.".
"Then don't tell." urged the man.
"You never will kill a man. You are
afraid even of the dark."
"Of the dark, yes," she admitted
softly, "but when the moment of re
venge comes I shall shoot to kill, with
never a thought of what will follow.
They may not kill me, but I will spend
years tn prison, and all because I have
done the justice that men would not
do. That Is why I may not marry.
"I had a brother once. He was all
that I had. Not even cousins had I,
,and when my Iul went to your Klon
dike I grieved and grieved, even
though he had promised that In on 9
year he would return with millions of
francs and I should enter the atelier
of the great artist with whom I would
study and become famous. ' - -
"For a year I had his letters. Then
none came. I said that mails were not
'.regular in that far off land, and so I
waited ' almost another ' year. Then
with the little money that-1 bad
sought him, for I knew that evil must
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"I jounyed arross this great land
to the frozen north, and there I learn
ed the wort. Paul was- dead killed
by his friend, they said his friend
who could shoot him down for the lit
tle gold that be bad.
"They said it was all an accident.
Bah! Men who handle giHis do not
have accidents. Is it reasonable to tell
that one is killed by another by acci
dent? This man said that he was
cleaning his revolver and that it went
off by itself. They had let' biiu go.
He had fled the scene. He came to
New York, they said, and he was a
"There was 11 little photograph of
him. That I brought with me. Of
course he would shave bis beard, but
I have made other sketches you have
seen them with the face clean shaven
and with tbe mustache. One mark he
had a great scar across the cheek. It
is bis brand of Cain. By It I shail
"Now I study art no more. I draw
fashions because it pays, and when I
am idle I haunt the courts. I look for
a lawyer with a great scar, and when
I find him this guu shall speak."
Musgrave had risen from the chair, I
and as she spoke she raised the re
volver and pointed it at an Imaginary
foe. Ills turning dlscouccrted her, the
gun wavered, there -vas a report, and
the bullet seared Musgrave's nrm.
With a cry of horror, the girl sprang
to his side.
"I have killed you'." she gasped
"You, my dearest friend, I have shotl
It was not for you that the revolver
was meant, lou were right. I watf
wrong to keep it. Oh. my dear!"
She sank pobblng beside him. J-
IeavorIug to roll up the sleeve and
stanch the blood that now trickled In
tiny stream down his' arm. Mus
grave pushed her from him.
'It was right!" he cried hoarsely.
"The shot hit the man for whom it
was Intended, but you did not aim at
the heart. Was your brother Taul
'That was my mother's name," she
explained. 'Taul took It so that when
he should return Desplalnes, the min
er, and Barthon, the millionaire,
would not be the same. It was child
ish, but he was but a boy."
'It was common to use other names,"
said Musgrave harshly. "I was Jack
Joyce up there."
You!" The girl recoiled and half
turned to where the revolver lay upon
the floor. The studio building was al
most deserted, and tbe sound of the
report had brought no Inquiry.
"I am the man who shot your broth
er, continued Musgrave. It was an
RECKORD, . 1 '.
aeciaent. 1 was cleaning my gun
while Paul lay In his bunk. I did not
see that one cartridge was left In tbe
chamber. I snapped tbe hammer to
see If it was limbered up and it hap
Overcome by the horror of the recol
lection, Musgrave burled his face In
his arms for a moment while tbe girl
stood silently by. Her face was ghast
ly white, the lines drawn and tense.
and in the bine eyes was horror un
speakable. "It was an accident," went on Mus
grave after a moment. "Tbe boys un
derstood and let me go. I left the
country and came back to New" York.
I had never liked the law. To escape
that profession I went to Alaska. I
could draw rather well, and I came
back at a time when the northern nov
els were fir.-t coming out and men who
could draw Alaskan scenes were In
"I made a success and spent my
money looking for Jeanne Desplalnes. .
There Is money In the bank that I
have kept until I could find her, the
money that Panl had helped me earn.
I never dreamed that you were she,
you are so unlike Taul.
"That picture you have with the scar
is misleading. The scar Is the result of
a photographic error, a defect In the
glass. I had some made because the
effect was so odd. That Is why you
did not know me. You looked for the
scar. You will not believe that It was
an accident. You just said so. Shoot
If you will. Take a life for-the life I
robbed you of."
He rose unsteadily to bis feet, stoopi
ed and raised the revolver from the
floor, handing It to the silent girL
"Perhaps it would le better if I did
It myself." he said bitterly as she made
no move to take the proffered weapon.
"It will relieve you of all consequences.
I will welcome death since now I know
that my love Is hopeless. I will go to
my own studio."
Unsteadily he staggered toward the
door. The girl watched until his hand
groped for the knob, then, with a sud
den revulsion of feeling, she rushed
"You shall rot! Yon shall not!" she
cried passionately. "It was a mistake,
Frank. I know now, for did I not
shoot you by accident? It was only the ,
gdod Hod who turned the bullet aside
because he had sent yon to make me
happy. It was a lesson to me, who had
disputed the wisdom of Ood. It was an
accident, dearest, and now that I know
that the thought of vengeance and
and prison no longer stand between"
"You will marry me after what I
have told you?" he cried In wonder.
"God Is good." she said reverently.
"He has taken my brother from me.
but he has sent you in place of Paul."
and she suffered him to draw her with
in the circle of his arms. . -
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