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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY 8, 1909.
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J-fm im c fUNION
Saturday, May 8, 1909.
Senator Tillman says so far as tin?
'Aldrich bill is concerned, it means the
people are the goat.
WTiy should a federal judge be any
more immune from Investigation than
any one else?
The fellow, who is crooked naturally
wants a wider path than the straight
and narrow one.
A glance at the senate tariff bill
shows that Aldrich and Rockefeller
know a thing or two.
Since Roosevelt has 2n natives o
help him, the wonder is how the lions
can keep away from his gun.
meeting of the congress was held in
Denver, Colo., last Jmy, and its pro
cecdings were not only interesting to
those who attended, but also profit
able to the cause of good roads
throughout the country.
But little attention has been given
the practical improvement of the coun
try roads in the United States until
within a decade. A spasmodic interest
has been created in some localities,
but no general organized movement
was begun until the National Good
Roads congress was instituted for the
purpose of impressing upon the pub
lic mind benefits that, would accrue to
the people of the United States from
the establishment of good roads wher
ever practicable, and that embraces
nearly every locality.
This country is proverbial for its
bad roads, and Illinois is not far if any
above the average in the character of
its country highways. At certain sea
sons or the year the roads of the corn
belt" of this state are all but im
passable. There is room for strenuous
missionary work in this state with a
view to enlightening the public mind
on this important subject. Bad roads.
it is said, are directly responsible fo-
the loss in the United States of over
tip billion dollars a year. How much
of this tremendous loss falls upon the
tate of Illinois, no one knows; but
it must amount to several millions of
ollars. The money contributed to the
building: of good roads is monev w-ll
nvested. and will return large divi
The National Good Roads congress
t its approaching session will discuss
plans and methods for saving the vast
mn of money that is lost through had
roads, and (he be:t and most econo'iv
It costs the United States $ri',oin a
year for rubber bands. But how mod
erate is this compared with the charge
on red tape!
If congress does not begin to re
alize pretty soon that the people are
in earnest about this tariff deduction
business, it will be because there is
no hope in it.
Something less than Sour columns
of The Argus' valuable space was
given the present week to a defense
of the weather bureau. Now look
at the pay that is coming for ...
Can you beat it?
cal way to construct good roads in
ider to secure the needed results. The'od Washington.
ongress will be attended by men Mgr. b alcomo sailed lroni aow iori
who have given much studv to the vesterdav on the Carpnthia. and cx-
uesUon? to be discussed and experts pects to return to his" post here July
n good road construction who will give 15. During his absence Mgr. Bona-
practical information that will be ventura Ceretti will Ire in charge of
worth to those interested in the sub- the apostolic delegation.
ject far more than the expense of .it
tending the congress.
A better system of highways is one
f the crying needs of this country,
nd this movement represented by tie1
meeting of the National Good Roads
ongresr at Baltimore this month
bould receive the approval and en
couragement of all good citizens.
C. W. Morse, the ice king who IS
months ago was worth $22.on,ono
which he had frozen out of the peo
ple, announces on the eve of going
to prison that he is not only penniless
but heavily in debt and there is none
to grieve over his misfortune.
What Are Tliey Worth?
William J. Bryan has a new lecture
entitled, "The 1'riee or a Soul. !n
his lecture he attempts to answer the
question: "How much money can a
man rightfully acquire?" He is quoted
as saying: "Some people have earned
a great deal more than they have
either desired or collected. We have
one man who is worth $rnn.(Hin,roo. I
snail not say that do one has ever
earned that much. I believe some have
earned more. I believe Thomas Jeff
erson earned more than that. I be
lieve Abraham Lincoln rendered ser
vice to society worth more than $300.
OOO.iioo. But the men who have
earned more than this by services
rendered societv have been so busv
earning the money that they have not
had time to collect lr, while the men
who have collected this money, hav?
been so busy collecting it that they
haven't had time to earn it."
What Will Taft Do?
The people demand revision of the
tariff downward. The Aldrich hill not
only revises it upward, but 1,200 ari
cIps in the Dinglcy bill are untouched.
If the hill is passed In its present
shape what will President Taft do
about it? He has declared in favor of
a downward revi.-ior, He is known
as a man of decision and courage, but
has he tho courage to right Aldrici
Hale, Seolt, Cannon and all the irus'
and great protected interests of th
country? Will he stand by the co,i
sumer or the long favored interest:;?
The president will soon be callo-'
upon to face the great issue of his
administration. He will be called no
on to prove that he is independent o
these great interests or that they con
1 nese Interests forced Roosevelt to
take a hack want step. He was known
as a moderate tariff man and it is i
matter of common knowledge that h
purposed in his first message to rocom
mend substantial tariff reductions.
But the Aldriehes. Cannons and pro
lected interests halted him.
wricro Roosevelt faltered, dare Taft
go ahead? If he acts for thf people he
will be the man of the hour. If h
iaiis to halt the "interests" his admin
1st rat ion will be a failure.
ine nemand for tariff revision wil
Tint TnmM T 1.. f - ...
...... ,.unn. ii u S nol sen lea an
settled right, by the present congres
it win be the issue in the congress
ional elections in 1910 and as the elec
tions go in that year they are likely to
go two years later.
NO BISHOP NAMED
Successor to Rt. Rev. J. L.
Spalding Must Wait Sev
PERHAPS TILL END OF JUNE
Change in Status of the Church in
America and Illness of Pope
Aid in Delay.
Washington, May 8. No news has
been received at the apostolic delega
lion concerning a successor to Bishop
Spalding in Peoria. It is explained
that the work of appointing bishops in
this country is almost three months
behind the schedule time, and that so
crowded is the docket that little hope
is entertained of hearing anything
definite before the end of June.
Since the American church passed
from the control of the propaganda
fide to the status of a canonically gov
erned hierarchy it must take its turn
with the remainder of the Catholic
world. It is also pointed out that the
illness of the pope and the interrup
tion attending the canonizations have
also delayed consideration of Ameri
IHninc'N Nairn" Mentioned.
The name of Rev. Edward Dunne is
still prominently mentioned for. the
place, though absolutely no news re
srnrdinir his chances or that of the
inner two citiiuHian iieoucu imsiunu-
jgfr BY FANNIE M LOTHROP L-JPi
Photo by Alman & Co., !
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payment of wir.iout making it ;
Interesting Literary Career.
THE exreft face of Mrs. Margaret E. Sangstcr, scrcno and calm, with
steadfast, trustful blue eyes and a crown of silver-white hair, tells
her autobiography. It is the revelation that she has lived In her own life
the simple philosophy of sunshine, optimism and helpfulness which she
has been giving to the world in her literary life of nearly half a century.
Mrs. Sangster was born in New Rochelle, N. Y., in 1838, on Washington's
birthday, and received her early education In private schools. . At sixteen
she wrote her first story, a simple sketch of child-life, which brought her a
prompt letter of acceptance and a check for forty dollars, which she un
selfishly spent for silverware for the home making a red-letter day in the
calendar of her years. At twenty she married, and on the death of her hus
band became a contributor to leading periodicals. In 1S71 she became
editor of "Hearth and Home," and did excellent editorial work on other
papers, notably among them "Harper's Bazar;" but it lias been by her poetry
that Mrs. Sangster has most endeared herself to the American people, and
her simple heart verses have been an inspiration and guide to thousands
who have been touched and awakened to the fuller realization of the simple
duties, the trifles of light and cheer and helpfulness that make up the sum
of the happiness of our daily .living.
Her tender, sympathetic verses, "Our Own," a plea for more thoughts
and deeds of loving kindness to those nearest to us, were written one morn
ing at the breakfast table and were published anonymously. "The Help
That Comes Too Late," written as a protest against lost opportunities,
sounds the same note. "The Sins of Omission," one of the most popular of
her poems, shows again the" vibrating of the dominant chord In Mrs. Sang
Bter's writings and life, not the grand heroics of high-tide moments of living;
but the simple, patient, kind and sympathetic putting of our whole life at
(Continued from Pago One.)
Mr. Bryan's recommendation is at-
racting the attention of the lawmak-
rs because his proposition is a mat
er of great moment to them. They
do not want public opinion focused at
he evil, owing to the fact they are
hostile to any legislation that will cor
ed it, and do not desire to have their
attitude become a matter of public
The condition brought into the light
by Bryan is one that the average per
son would not. believe existed. Al
though the matter has been before
congress on several occasions, the pub
lic has heard but little of the debates,
owing to the fact that subjects involv
ing the question of prohibition receives
but little attention from the great
The real point at issue, however.
really has nothing to do with prohibi
tion. The principle involved is wheth
er the government should aid enter
prises in states where they are made
unlawful by state laws.
flow Mute l.niv In Ovrrriliilrn.
For instance, the state of Maine has
been made prohibition by a vote ot
the people. Regardless of the fact thu
it is unlawful for persons to engage
in the sale of liquor within that stat.?,
the government has issued :t5S liquor
tax receipts to persons within the
state which gives them the right to
engage in illegal traffic so far as the
federal government is concerned.
From federal liquor tax receipts spring
up countless "speak-easies" and "blind
In Baltimore, a city with license,
there are 2.310 saloons, in addition to
which there are 71S persons holding
liquor tax receipts. Kansas has 2,357
liquor tax receipts to be used in vio
lation of its laws; Connecticut, 1,017;
n 19i7 the federal government is
sued 236, -148 liquor tax receipts which
authorized that number of persons to
engage in the retail sale of spirituous
liquors, and 12.21JC were authorized to
engage in the retail sale of malt
Are K1.T.7I in 1'nr.
Matthew K. O Brien, representing
the national prohibition committee sn
Washington, estimates that S4.571 per
sons are holding federal liquor tax re
ceipts and conducting "speak easios"
by the authority of the government in
dry territory, or in territory where
the people have declared in favor of
prohibition by the ballot.
The government issues the receipt
to anyone making application, upon
point to ascertain whether the
cant desires to sell liquor in
territory or not.
Bills have been introduced in con-!
gress oiif was under discussion last
winter providing for the issuance of
federal liquor tax receipts only to per-j
sons holding the necessary state r I Us best into every daj
Mrs. Sangster has passed through trials and sorrows that have but sweet
ened and Intensified the purity of her nature and her outlook on life. In her
home at Glen Ridge, N. J., she writes in a library that she loves, with her
favorite books and flowers always near her. Here she wrote her latest book,
a novel called 'Ti'eanor t-ee." a story of the life-struggle of a beautiful girl
to redeem the husband she loves to better and higher living, and which the
author feels is the best book she has ever written.
Copyright tramierrctl to Wm. C. Mack.
Both revenue acts prior to the one
under which the government now is- j
sues liquor tax receipts provided l
against the raiding of taxes in viola
tion of the police jxiwers of the sta?e.
The language of the acs of 1794 and
Aug. 2, 181", was as follows:
"Provided always, that no license
shall be granted to any person to sell
wines or foreign distilled spirits who
is prohibited to sell the same by the
laws of the state."
O'llrien DlMniNMrn lllll.
In discussing a bill before the ways
and means committee which would
have corrected the abuse complained
of by Mr. Bryan, Attorney O'Brien
"This bill does not pretend to in-
The Argus Daily Short Story
Blind. Man's Buff By Harriet Lummis Smith.
""Ccpy'rlgl'.tcd, 19'i9, by Associated Literary Pn-ss.
They had been talking sonic minutes
over the phouo one of tlmse protract
ed and Intimate conversations in which
terfere in anv way with anv nerson i
who has the right to, engage in the SIrIs delight and which drive to the
sale of intoxicating drink. It does not' point of frenzy the man who wishes to
pietend to wipe out a single saloon.
It is not a prohibition bill. It is sim
ply a bill that provides for law en
foi cement. Every person, firm or cor
poration legally authorized to engage
in business can continue in business
if it becomes a law, and every honest
liquor dealer should be here advocat
ing the passage of this bill. In justice
to the . men who pay a state, county,
municipal or local license fee, they
should be protected from the persoi
get the line in order to tell his wife
that he is to take the 3 o'clock train
It was Ilildegarde who broke in on
her friend's account of Tuesday's ger
man with a little dismayed shriek.
"Goodness! I didn't dream it was
so late. 1 have an engagement In live
minutes, and I'm not half dressed."
"Who is it Darrell V" It was not a
question for the telephone, but Irene
who pays nothing but the $25 to the . never allowed her discretion to stand
federal srovornment for a limior l:iv I
O'Brien's plea was in vain. The bill
died in committee.
Had the bill been able to reach the
floor for a vole, there is little doubt
but that it would have passed and bo
come a law.
HOME PORTRAITS OF ROCK
ISLAND ARTIST ARE BEST
J. C. lUakslee Takes Important Prize
in State Kxhihit at Springfield.
Cioort Roads. j
The National Good Roads congress
will meet at McCoy's hall, John Hop
kins university, Baltimore. May 18, 19,
20 and 21 and the New Willard hotel.
Washington, D. C.. May 22. . I
The National Good Roads congress
is chartered under the laws of Illinois
to associate all interested in a national'
movement for good roads. The last
To be sure and
And for your health's sake
drink it in place of coffee!
It makes the rich, red blood
of good health.
There's a Reason.
Springfield, III.. May 8. W. S. Live
ly of McMinnsville, Tenn., was award !
edesterday the grand portrait prize,
a magnificent loving cup. In the an
nual exhibition conducted by the Illi
nois State Photographers' association
in connection with its annual conven
tion. Other prizes were distributed as
Class A First prize, C. L. Bernard,
Lincoln; second, Moran studio, Can
ton. Class B First prize, C. L. Bernard,
Lincoln; second, D. D. Tennyson,
Class C First prize, F. E. Ostram,
Petersburg; second, W. S. Godfrey,
Cabinet Class First prize, Victor
George, Springfield; second, L. Jaenel,
Baby Class First prize, J. Edward
Wansley, Ianville; second,- F. E. -Ostram,
Miniature Class First prize, R. A.
j Heath, Pontlac; second, Fine & Schna-
Home Portraiture George C. Blaks
leev Rock Island.
Maclntyre Special Victor t George,
Special Price No. 4 R. A. Heath,
Imperial Cup Wallinger company,
in the way of her curiosity.
"Ye-es." The hesitating answer gave
Irene the impression that her friend
was blushing. Darrell's adoration ot
Illldecarde was the season's ioke. It
was. However, a very suitable mate!..
Darrell was preposterously rich and
not bad looking.
"Too bad about Jack Carr, isn't if:
"I don't know what you mean." Ilil
degarde's tone was suddenly icy.
'Why, you don't mean that you have
not heard of his accident?"
"Accident What accident?"
"Iientley Boynton told me about it
Inst evenie.'.r. I suooosed. of course.
you knew. You and Jack used to be
such friends. Some workmen dropped
a bag of lime beside him, and it burst
and puffed up into his eyes and Mind
ed him. Poor, clear fellow! But he's
so plucky that 1 dare say he'll make a
joke of it."
Ilildegarde rang off abruptly. Her
head went down on her arms. Tremors
shook her bowed figure. Hot tears
rained from her hidden eyes.
Jack and Ilildegarde had been good
friends. The worldly wisdom which
belonged to their station iu life, the
tacit acceptance of the theory that
every girl owes it to herself to marry
money if she can, alone had kept them
from being more. There had been
times when the glowing eyes of the
young man suggested an almost irre
sistible temptation to set at defiance
the traditions of bis class, and the flut
ter of the girl's heart had acknowl
edged some uncertainty as to her own
course under such circumstances.
lint if Jack had kept his tongue in
leash, even if his eyes had been less
tractable, and had gone his way and
left the field to Darrell with his mil
And now never again would those
dear eyes woo her. Never again would
she watch from her window that lithe
figure swinging clown the street as if
it walked on air. She saw him groping
his way through unending darkness.
' witn only sad memories to Keep" Tma
company. And then on the desk beside
her cue saw Darrens card, which the
maid bad Just laid there.
No one has ever given an explana
tion of the fact that a woman's tender
ness for one man is so likely to result
in cruelty to another. But owing to
this peculiarity of feminine psychology
Darrell's sole reward for a years de
votion was the hasty note the maid
brought, down five minutes later:
I cannot see you this afternoon. And
please do not come again till you art
willing that 1 should be nothing mora
than your friend.
-A lady to see me?" Jack Carr, sit
ting In his darkened room, with a shade
over his eyes, betrayed no satisfaction
at the prospect ot companionship.
"What's her name?"
"She didn't say, sir. She Bald to tell
you that a friend would like to see yon
for a few moments."
"Oh. show her up. I'm not much to
look at just at present; but, anyway,
the room's too dark for her to see."
Hi- phifosopby stood by him till a
i.wish of skirts on the stairs suggested
I'.u idea so preposterous that his heart
leaped. He put up his hand as if to
ward off a blow. Then a voice said.
"Illklogarder Fie sprang forward.
f tumbled over a footstool and regained
his bnlnncr and his self control at th
same moment, "I'm not quite nsed to
this sort of blind man's buff," he said
in a rather breathless voice. "You
! must (ind a chair, please. Awfully
';,oo;l of you to look me up, I'm sure."
j Ilildegarde was thankful that the
room was dark. In the clear daylight
her courage would have failed her.
"It wasn't good at all," she quavered
in an uncertain voice. "1 just had to
see yen. Jack." Her voice died away.
and Khe regained it only by an effort
"Jack, tell me was 1 mistaken in
thinking that you used to care for
i The pause that followed seemed un
cnd.ir.ibly long. "No," Jack said at
I ist in a voice unlike his own "no,
that was no mistake?, God knows."
j She hrer.thed more freely now that
' the plunge was taken. Except for the
dryness of her throat and her burning
checks she felt almost at ease.
I "But I was mistaken about myself.
Jack." I thought I could be satisfied
with a great deal of money and a good
Focial position and all that, and what
j I wanted all the time was you. I have
I money enough for both of us. I
, shan't give you a chance to remember
your blindness." She hesitated at
the word, but took it gallantly. like a
, thoroughbred. "I'll be eyes to you and
sunlight oh. Jack. I'll make you hap
py in spite of everything."
He crossed the room and stood be
side her. "Ilildegarde!" he cried hoarse-
y. "You mean that you are ready to
refuse Darrell and marry me?'
Mr. Darrell means well." Ililde
garde acknowledged with an air of
wishing to give every one his due.
'But you're Jack."
"Yen you said something about my
evesight." stammered Jack. "Did you
Ilildegarde caught his band. "Oh.
dearest, that was what opened my
eves! When I heard that you were
blind I couldn't bear it. and then I
knew perfectly well that I couidu't
live without you."
He swept her to hi in. nnd a blissful
moment followed. But the mysterious
sixth sense which belongs to you led
Ilildegarde to divine disquiet in her
lover. She drew away palpitating
"Jack, are you sure that you haven'i
got over caring for me?"
He was so reassuring on this point
that the scared color came back to her
cheeks. "You're not worrying because
you're not rich?" she rebuked blni
quietly. "Why. Jack, we can get along
beautifully with what I have, even If
I don't come in for a share cf Uncle
Enoch's money T'
"It isn't that altogether, darling.
You spoke about my eyes"
"You are an unselfish angel," said
Jack with conviction- "But Hie truth
is. dearest, that I he matter lias beer
a little exaggerated. It's been quite
painful, you know, but the doctor
thinks that In three weeks I can go
back to the office again."
"Oh!" Horror turned Ilildegarde
rigid in his arms. "And I've proposed
to you without any excuse."
Jack did eot answer verbally at
least but witliout the aid of speech
and in an incredibly short time Ililde
garde was convinced that no excuse
Humor and X ;
9y OIACAA H. SMITH ' A
PICKS IT FROM THE AIR.
The hero of fiction, (
That lovable chap, " r
At' times though quite wonrl4t
Has more than a snap.
Though misunderstanding '. t
Around him expand,
Be never is bothered
For money In band. - , ,
. - i .
Tien duty Is calling
lie seizes his grip -And
starts in the night .
On a world trotting trip. ' -
On one minute notice
He turns like a crank
And flies, waiting not i
Till they open the bank.
His terrible troubles
Are ones of the heart
And forcing the villain
In wrath to depart.
Finances are never
The slightest concern. "
Be always has money , ' 1
Around him to burn. "
Be cannot be bothered
With trifling affairs.
For dollars are always
The least of his cares.
Be lives in a world
Where there's nothing to shew
That cash is essential
To make the wheels go. i
IIow do you like my new hat.
Very fine. It will keep the rain oSf
the back of your neck." '
"Now, my man, remember I am your
av.-ycr, and I am going to stay right
by you in this and see you Uirongh.
But first I w:ii!t to know whether you
are guilty or not.
"Want to know that right now?"
"Yes, right now and right here." .
'But how can I tell before the Jury
brings in its verdict?"
"Yon have changed doctors. I hear-"
"Yes: 1 got a new one."
"Notice any improvement1?"
"I should say so. I get twice 84 big
pills for my money."
Mowed Them Down.1
The chauffeur wns a scrappygiiy
At rest or on the wing.
Be didn't need lo go to war;
He had a better tiling.
"Do elephants travel In droves.'
"Some of them do."
"And the others?"
"In box cars."
Fat and Forty.
We thin'.; about the fairy fay
We courted Ions a?o
And never stop to think that she
Her age may also show.
Of the Vsistband.
"Do yeu believe in expansion?"
"la that au invitation to dine?.
"What is a paradox?"
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All the news all the time-ARGUS.
Pu RE The only baking powder
made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
Royal docs not contain phosphatic acid
(which is the product of bones digested
in sulphuric acid) or alum (which is
one-third sulphuric acid), unhealthful
substances adopted for other baking
powders because of their cheapness.
Her foot was dain
ty and pptit.
A very little one.
But when she put
It down it seem
ed As though It
weighed a totv
WHEN A MAN GOES OUT
He doesn't understand why there ara
never any towels on the towel rack
and where' In the nation they keep
their towels. They seem always to
be biding away the things appertain
ing to the domfort of the house, and a
man never can find them.
Who in creation has been using his
razor and what for? It is a pity that
a man's own private utensils are to be
made free j with by everybody In the
bouse who happens to be in need of
tne services of a chiropodist,
Where are bis socks? It beats an
that a man's wife can't ever put things
where a man can find them. He
searches Inj every conceivable out. of
the way plate while his socks quietly
emit a chuckle from their accustomed
place directly under his hand.
Why under the sun wm bis wife lei
little Bess get into bis drawers and use
nis neckties for doll sashes? And
where are his cuff licks? Things have
come to such a pass nowadays that a
man needs to get Lloyd's to Insure
him against absolute destitution In the
i matter of having any clothes, so out
rageous have becom&Jthe depredation
of the members of bisown family. '