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rrrrE augtts. Wednesday, august t. iooo.
: THE ARGUS.
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over fictitious signatures.. . '
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1909.
'The legislature has passed a law pen
sioning policemen. Chicago regards
their pay in the nature" of a pension
The girl who lost two $50 bills
through a hole in her stocking has
learned that a stitch Jn time saves
Tomorrow is said to be the day
when the tariff question will be set
tled in the senate. Can any one guess
what the answer will be? '
.. The people of Cleveland yesterday
voted down Mayor Tom Johnson's '.'
ctent street car ordinance. Do the pea
pie of, Cleveland think such a propo
sition will not pay?
The Providence, It. I., Journal puts
it" this way : "About the only, person
towhoni the revision of the tariff ap
pears downward is the clown in the
circus, who stands on his head!"
' ; Editor Roosevelt warns the. public
against placing credence in unofficial
accounts of his trip. Consequently we
must all wait for the big moving pic
ture, the animal cages and the caune-1
editorial. None genuine without the
name blown in the boiler plate. .
There is a deep and abiding convic
tion in Washington that when the ele
ments melt with fervent heat and the
heavens are gathered together in a
' scroll "Uncle Joe" Cannon will be able
to find something in the house rules
that will put the scroll out of busi
ness. There is not much enthusiasm about
the. proposed balloon journey 10 milo-5
skyward to . establish communication
with iMars. And probably if communi
cation were established the first news
to be Dashed . to the earth would b
that there is a real estate boom on
the planet and that now is the time
to invest in planetary lots.
' According to- William Allen White
it is practically impossible to find a
community in the United States that
does not spend more money for whis
key and tobacco than for education.
- The report of the United States com
missioner of education shows that
there are only twice as many school
teachers as there are bartenders.
The beef trust is reaching out to
. control the Argentina packing estab
lishments. . One of the firm forming
the trust has, it is said, benevolently
assimilated one of the large beef pack
. Ing7 houses ofl Buenos Ayres, and is
after others. The object of this move
is to be able to control the European
markets .so t hat they can sell there for
the same prices they charge the people
of this country.' - ..
Protection Does Not Protect Labor.
Is high protection a friend of organ
ized labor? ' '
From the remarks of Senator Aid
rich, the affirmative would be inferred,
aa his stock excuse for advancing rates
that would boost the cost of living was
that he was ''protecting" the American
In contrast, to these assurances, re
ports are coming from the labor unions
that the protected industries are now
engaged in crushing organized labor
In all parts of the. United States..
;The uulon man has all but disap
peared from the great plants of the
United States steel corporation, the
American Tobacco company the sugar
trust. Cramp shipbuilding yards, and
other of the principal beneficiaries of
high-tariff rates. Some unions have
reported recently that their trust em
ployes are imposing on them "bo they
will strike. . , ,'
The United States Steel corporation
only recently, raised the flag of "Noth
ing to arbitrate!" : in its war, on the
tin. plate workers,, as did Carnegie and
'.. Puilmaa nearly a, generation ago. " It
' enwalled Its mills and" strung barbed
wire charged 'with electricity, and em-
Ployed regiments of. private police and
of COMING TO o
strike breakers and armed them to the
As the American union men go from
the mills and shops of the big tariff
protected industries, and 10-hour
work-days give way to 12-hour shifts,
and as the native help steps out the
freshly-imported Hungarians and Slavs
step fn. That is why the average wage
workers in the highly protected cotton
industry is but 97 cents a day.
"The unions have practically dis
appeared from the trusts," says Pro
fessor John It. Commons of the Univer
sity of Wisconsin, who has devoted ex
tensive time to the study of the sub
ject, J'and are disappearing from the
large corporations as they grow large
enough to specialize minutely their
labor. The organized . workmen are
fouud lu the small establishments like
the building trades or the fringe of
independents on the skirts of the
trusts; on the railways where skill and
responsibility are not yet displaced by
division of labor; in the mines where
strike breakers cannot be shipped in;
oh the docks and other places where
they hold a strategic position."
Under the high tariff rates, of Ding
leyism, between the period 1897 and
1907,. workiugmen were forced into
more strikes by insufficient wages with
which to, meet increased living ex
penses than in the entire previous his
tory of unionism. In the 1C years pre
vious to 1S97, when the Dingley law
went into effect, 17.083 strikes were
called, while in but eight years be
tween 1S97 and 1903 the number of
strikes reached 19,674. The number of
strikes per annum previous to 1897
was 1.030, while under the advanced
rates of the Dingley tariff the average
number was 2.459. In the period be
tween 1S81 and 1905, which was spe
cially noted for protective tariff propa
ganda, SG.757 strikes were called, af
fecting 181.407 establishments. Of the
total number of strikes. 47.94 per cent
succeeded, 15.28 succeeded in part, and
S6.7S failed. Between 1881 and 1903
there were also 1.546 lockouts, of which
71C occurred under Dingley ism.
ASKS BOLIVIAN'S RECALL
Chili Alleges Misstatements llrgat-tf-in
the Dispute With Peru.
Santiago, Chili. Aug. 4. Owing to al
leged inexact statements made to. his
government by the Bolivian charge
d'affaires here concerning the attitu lo
of Chili in the matter of the dispute
between Peru and Bolivia, the Chilian
government has requested Bolivia to
The request to recall the Bolivian
charge d'affaires to Chili probably is
the outcome of the publication last
Saturday of copies of secret telegrams
which it was alleged passed between
the Bolivian representative at San
tiago and President Moutes of Bolivia.
These telegrams purported to show
that Chili had advised Bolivia to move
troops to the frontier and had offered
money, arms, ammunition' and officers.
Chili's object, it was stated, was to
take advantage of the situation to end
the Tacna and Arica questions.
BURDETTE HAS NEPHRITIS
Humorist hihI Preacher Will Give I'p
Los Angeles, Aug. 4. Rev. Dr. Rob
ert J. Burdette, pastor of the Temple
Baptist church, humorist, author and
lecturer, is under the care of a physi
cian at Playa Del Rey, suffering from
acute nephritis. He was unable to
occupy his pulpit Sunday and has ask
ed for two weeks-leave of absence from
pastoral work. His resignation as pas
tor is in the bands of trustees of the
church, although he says he is not go
ing to resign as preacher. Some time
ago Dr. Burdette had a severe fall and
it was thought he had injured his
spine. His recovery, was apparently
complete, however, and the minister
declared he felt no after effects.
THREE IN A TRAGEDY
Fmuily Troubles Caused the lcaj.li of
Trio in Chicago Suburb.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Stephen Eiser
of Steel ton. Pa., shot and killed his
brother-in-law, George Goritz, and
sister-in-law. Mrs. Kate Garitz, then
committed suicide in front of a room
ing house in Kensington last night.
The cause is said to have been the
attempt of Mr. and Mrs. Goritz to in
duce Eiser's wife to. leave hfm.
RESENTED TERM PEACOCK
Kentucky General ArresteU for As-
: vaulting Kditor. .
Louisville. Kv.-Aug. 4. General T.
P. Johnston, adjutant general of the
Kentucky state guard was today held
to the crand jury for aii assault late
yesterday on Deuny B. Goode, editor of
a weekly publication here. . Johnston
resented a reference to him as "Gen
eral Peacock P. Johnston" in an editor
ial. Johnstoa was released on his own
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TAKING ITS TIME
Senate Not Ruffled by Approach
of Vote on the Tariff
House Sees 1'iisucccssfiil Attempt to
Delay the Urgent Deficiency
Washington, Aug. I.-There was no
apparent haste when the senate con
vened today to take up" the conference
report on the tariff bill. Simmons of
North Carolina obtained the floor for a
speech, but gave way to several sena
tors who wished to pass minor bills or
to present. morning business.
Inland Tariff Bill Gorn.
Washington, Aug. 4 The confer
ence report on the Philippine tariff
bill was today agreed to by the senate
without debate. Only the president's
signature to make it a law remains.
HaltM IlctW-lruoy Hill.
Washington, Aug. 4. An objection
from Macon of Arkansas forced the
house to take a recess immediately af
ter convening today in order to enable
the committee on rules to bring in a
special order to enable it to consider
the conference report on the urgent
deficiency bill. The committee sub
mitted such a rule and it was put
through, democrats generally refusing
to support Macon in trying to prevent
consideration of the conference report.
Washington. Aug. 4. 'The coiuple'e
collapse of all the imiMirtant opposi
tion to the tariff conference repoit
was evidenced yesterday when the
senate agreed to vote on the tariff bill
at 2 o'clock Thursday. Half an hour
after that course was unanimously
agreed to. a general disinclination f
the senators to speak brought an early
adjournment until noon today.
When senate met lack of interest
in the proceedings was very evident.
fhis was caused by an agreement d
the western senators to vote on th"
conference report' and to the hide
and leather schedule by 'moans of a
concurrent resolution to be acted up
The form of this resolution was
agreed upon m an informal confer
ence of the senators and representa
tives. The resolution instructs the en
rolling clerks of the senate and house
to change the language of the pro
viso reducing the duties on boots,
shoes and harness. It will make du
tiable at 10 per cent "Boots, shoes,
upper leather which, is made from the
hides or. skin of cattle, including
calf skins." A similar change was or
dered in relation to harness saddlery.
The effect of this is to make the re
duced duties on boots, shoes, harness
saddlery apply to such articles as are
composed of leather from the hides
and skins of cattle and calf skins, in
stead of confining" the reductions to
articles made from hides which hiiTi
erto have been dutiable! The rauge
of the reduction is thus generally in
To Olixrrvr slate llolldnja.
Washington, D. C. Aug. 4. A bill
providing that the federal government
shall participate in state legal holidays
by closing all its offices within a state
on any day set aside by that state as
a legal holiday was introduced yester
day by Representative Kahn, Califor
nia. One of its effects would be to
ciose iecierai omces on nirtuaav anni
versaries of certain confederate lead
Lewis' Single Binder the famous
straight 5 cent cigar, always best
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
H. E. CASTEEL, Pres.; ill. 8.
TJEAGY, V. Pres.; H. B. SIMMON,
Three Men's Money
For 4(J years tlie first spout an
average of one dollar a week fool
ishly absolutely without return. The
second saved one dollar a week for
that period, but kept It concenled at
home, where It could not earn In
terest. The third opened a suvlnga
at the end of 40 years:
No..l ....X ....... .... Nothing
"No. 2 $2,OS0.0()
No. 3 with Interest... 6.036.00
Which do you Intend to copy?
Open a savings account now.
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV-
4 Per. Cent Paid on Deposits
1 feiinf WM
"And behold there came aa old man'from his work out of the field at even." .
Judges xx 16, ;
When comes the twilight of the years
We leave the field where we have mowed
And turn with peace, as one who hears -
A. song far down the sunset roadi
And . scythe and sicftle we lay down.
For now we Know that we may bid
At rest in countryside or town
Forth from the field at eventide.
And some looh. bacK with yearning eyes
For that so much was left undone.
And some looK on with dumb surprise
When now they see the sinKing sun.
And some see harvests great and fair
And fields swept long and far and wide
Yet, neither seed nor grain we bear
Forth from the field at eventide.
Then comes the rest beneath the shade.
The gentle, soft release from toilj
No longer now need be obeyed
The rule of them tKat drive and spoil.
For now what tasKs we found to do
We have; done, or we have denied
It matters not, the worh. is throughi
Forth from, the field at eventide.
And now the marvel of it all
Strihes suddenly upon the heart, '
That they who win or they who fall
i Plays each his own appointed part.
That gain or loss, or joy or tears.
Are things that twilight shadows hide.
When we, as come the sunset years,
Co from the field at eventide.
Aye, empty-handed as we came.
We leave the field of strife and stress
But in our hearts a deathless flame
Gives us a light that comes to bless
And cheer our souls as does the glow
That dyes the dreaming twilight tide.
And so into the night we go
Forth from the field at eventide.
The Argus Daily Short Story
Circles and Circumstances By Belle. Maniates.
Copyrighted, 1909, by Associated Literary Frets. .
As I lie wake of a ship looks to be but
a zigzag lino of ninny l;icks which,
united, iniike n slniiht lino, so the
rHriliuiiou if S.vru l rwnlwry wns
wrutiliMiy self evolving circles. The
first intiiiitesiinnl ring was Ihe arijuisi
tion if a suitor by Molly (ireenbury.
and nil the unwritten laws f court
ship yieldd In the lovers the exclusive
us? of the front porch.
The only member of the (Jreenbury
household actually discommoded by
this nrruiigement was Syra himself.
His worthy spouse clung to the in
side of the bouse day and night.
"Just as Here set back as front."
philosophically remarked Syra as bo
betook himself to the back porch.
He grumbled, however, over his lim
ited space. The back porch was a re-
HART STOW - WITHIN TUB HARBOR OK
(1KOUOE WINTEKS'' ENCIRCLING ARM.
ceptacle for the icebox, washing ma
chine, plant stand, lawn mower and
sprinkling pot. His wife renewed ber
hopes of bis building t lie long desired,
long deferred summer kitchen, a struc
ture Syra considered superfluous.
Toward.iuidsu turner his place of pipe
was again invaded. Kitty Greenbury.
the third daughter, became the proud
possessor of a "steady" who plainly
meant business. So did Kitty. Will
ing to be relieved from the support of
at least' one of his many daughters.
Syra stood ready to remove all ob
stacles from the path of true love.
by W. t. ohapaiaaj
"You can bave the side porch, Kit
ty." be offered. - v
"There ain't room for two chairs,"
"I guess one chair will do," was the
'"We ain't going to l cooped up by
nil that stun." declared tart tempered
Kitty. "I am going to swing a ham
mock." "Guess you will hare to build, Sy,"
suggested his wife.
The next day the delivery- of a load
of lumbar brought joy to the beart of
Mrs. Greenbury, aud when Syra came
home that night he began the erectiou
of his building down on the river bank.
' For laud sakes. what are you go
ing to build a summer kitchen down
there for?" demanded Mrs. Green
bury. "This ain't no summer kitchen. It's
going to be a place for roe Just me
and I ain't going to be rooted out by
Work was begun in earnest. Kitty's
steady took off bis coat and fell to
work. The building wheu completed
consisted of one apartment and was
adorned by a spacious "stoop." wblcb
faced the rivpr. Molly and Iier lover
resumed possession of the 'rontrorcb,
and Kitty adorned her. precincts with
hammock and porch pillows.
Mary, the eldest daughter." shunned
the moonlight, w hich invoked memories
too sweetly sad. But on the day th?
new building wa completed she be
came active for-. the first time in
mouths. ' When . Syra came home at
night and went . out to luspect! the
pride of bis heart .he, uttered' an ex
clamation of delight. Blue and white
rugs were on thp. floor, .filnly curtains
festooned the- windows. . Syrfs two
favorite pictures, a portrait of Lincoln
and one of Queen Elizabeth signing a
death warrant, adorned the walls. A
long table covered with a gay scarf
was strewn with the weekly and hi
weekly papers. A coMch. easy chalr"a
receptacle for pipe. - tobacco and
matches constituted the furnishings. ;v
"Say. Mary, even if I did build it
just for me, it's always open to you,"
She took blm. at his word and fell
Into the habit of sitting out there in
the evening with ber father. She was
Syra's favorite, daughter, and they
spent many an evening there iu : si
lence, he puffing at bis pipe and she
gazing through the low hanging boughs
at the moon path on the waters. - He
was guiltily conscious of her thoughts,
for he had put the bitter Into ber
He bad engaged in a fierce dispute
over politics with George Winters anfl
had 1 ordered him from ' the house.
George had theu urged Mary to con
sider herself banished also and come
to a home or their own. Mary, sau,
but dutiful, would not consent Win
ters' temper was tempestuous, and the
anaxy young fover left lowu, sending
Mary word that she or the "old mau"
must make the next move. The three
remained Arm in their sileuce. . One
faint glimmer of bpe remained witb
The long, icebound winter that fob
lowed brought uo eucouragement to
In the early spring everything loos
ened save Syra. The river which
found its serene and sluggish way
past the Greeubury domicile received
the accumulation of snow and ice.
Heavy rains added new impetus, and
the-shallow stream became at once
rapid aud noisy. One morning it lean
ed up the bank and beat at the walls
of Syra's little retreat. The Green
burys began Ibe work of transferring
the furnisbiugs from the little summei
fl am glad the house is so far from
the river," observed Mrs. Greenbury
as the river rose to the level of the
yard. ' '
Mary's watchful eyes filled, witb
tears as she slipped out for a last
farewell to' the doomed little place.
The young Greenburys reluctantly de
parted for school, and Syra. who bad
deemed It wise to remain at home and
guard his fortress, was doing some
carpentry work when he heard a warn
ing shout from a neighbor. He rushed
into the yard in time to see the wa
ters circle about the little structure
and sweep It downstream.
"Mary Is in there!" cried his wire,
wringing her hands.
' In corroboration of fhis prediction
Mary came out on the porch of the
little house as It went around, the bend
in the river. Syra rushed along the
bank until he came to a boat. He
leaped Into tbc boat and shoved off.
His iittle craft was whirled through
the waters and around the bend of
the river. Then he saw the smoke
bouse some distance ahead. Syra's
progress was Impeded by a congestion
of driftwood through which he des
perately pushed his boat. When he
rushed downstream again the house
was far in the lead.
Ills boat moved so swiftly that the
scenes on the shore were like moving
pictures. The little town of Mendon.
ten miles from home, soon appeared.
The knowledge that a dam was -only
six miles farther brought to him a
shuddering falntness. Then his thin
lips made a straighter line than ever
Ills craft should follow the house, now
a mile ahead, wherever fate should
lead it. Another bend in the river
shut the object of bis pursuit from bis
strained eyes. Again iis course was
temporarily stayed by collision with
mass of wreckage, and It was some
time before he rounded the curve.
His beart leaped. The little house
was safely lodged on shore, and a Wg
flat bottomed boat was being rowed
toward him. -
"The girl is safe." the oarsman as
sured him. . "
His Utile boat was brought alongside
the smokehouse, and he followed bis
rescuers up the embankment to where
Mary stood within the harbor of
George Winters' encircling arm.
"Oh. father!" she cried with a
breathless laugh as she ran to him. '
George followed doubtfully.
"Well, George." said Syra grimly, ex
tending the hand of reconciliation,
"yon said 'either Mary orthe old man
must come to you. And we've both
come, yon se "
THE NEW WOMAN
Made Over by Quitting Coffee.
Coffee probably wrecks a greater
percentage of southerners than of
northern people- for southerners use
it more freely.
The work it does is distressing
enough in some instances, as an il
lustration, a woman of Richmond,
"I was a coffee drinker for .years
and for about six years my health
was completely shattered. I suffered
fearfully with headaches and ncr-r
vousness, also palpitation of the
heart and loss of appetite.
"My sight gradually began to fail
and Anally I lost the sight of one eye
altogether. The eye was operated
upon and the sight partially restored
then I became totally blind in the
other eye. ' . -
"My doctor used to urge ine to
give up coffee but I was wilful and
continued to drink it "until finally in
a case of severe illness the doctor In
sisted that I must jrive
so I began using Postum and in a
month I felt like a new creature
; "I steadily gained in health and
strength. About a month mn i i.
gan ustng-Grape-Nuts food and the
effect has been wonderful. I really
feel like a . new woman and have
gainea about 25 pounds.
. "I am quite an elder! v
before using Postum and Grape-Nuts
I could -not walk
exceeding fatigue, now I walk 10 or
" wunoui reeling it. -Formerly in
reading I could remember im iimi
but now my memory holds fast what
J- IUHQ. '
' "Several friends wh i,o
the remarkable effects of Pftstum and
Grape-Nuts on me have urged that
I give the facts to the public for the
sake of suffering humanity, so. al
though 1 dislike publicity, you can
iiuuw&u mis leuer u you llke.V
iieau me-Koaa to Wellvllle."-In
packages "There's a
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true and fun nt k..1
' k PhHosbphy
"By VtCAt Pi. SMITH
PERT PARAGRAPHS. ,
rpHE very minute we have a case w
see that It Is different from all
others and that no rules apply.
Serenity is ? the consolation i a man
has for having reached the condition
of Indifference.' ' yr .
But. then, a perfectly wise man
wouldu't fit conditions, and be would"
have a most wretched time of it.
There are abundant reasons why all;
of us should do" a a we ought, but some
of us aren't on speaking terms with'
them. ' '
It is bard to convince a man that he
is it when a bigger mau is sitting pu
him. : - - ' -. .' .tv -
Maybe we can't discover -the north
pole because some Norseman' of long
ago found it and used it for fuel.' ;
There are people who are nothlnjr ;
if not spectacular, and rarely thai. ,j
The canning season being at hand,
general nuisances should walk clrcum-'
spectly. - , :
Why It should be necessary te be un
comfortable in order to be comfortable ,
is one of the. inexplicable things.
Teople usually like to be on the ,
ground when . their special form of
amusement is going on. but dynami
ters are the exception. '
No Bond of Sympathy.
An earthquake I have never met
While strolling down the pike.
Nor am I curious a bit
To know what theyare llke.: ; -I
wouldn't care to call one down .
Or try Its wrath' to stem.
If they v. ill just let me atone
I'll do as much for tbem.
Some foolisK-people might desire
An earthquake for a pet, -But
that, would not appear to me
To be the one best bet.
I'd rather have a poodle dog ' . ,
To follow.'tne around
Than have the very finest quake
That ever shook the ground.
An earthquake is so very rude;'
ill mannered is no name
For all the capers that it cuts
In working out its game.
When it has la a reckless mood
Mussed up some special spot
The owner of the plaoe observes -
His house won't fit his lot.
Experience h very fine
It helps a man along
But I will pass the earthquake up
And take some not so strong.
If in advance I can but know -
Where It will run amuck ; "
I'll take my family and my grip
And make. a. graceful duck. -
No Visible Supply. I
"Do you question my sanity?"
"Well. I might, under some circum
stances.? 4 ;.
"What circumstances?" .,
"If I were ever to see enough of it
to point h ouestlon at.'. .
Caustic. '.c -. ..
"They say she married a poor man."
"1 can well understand that."
"Why?'; '- '" ' 1
' "Anybody would feel like exclaiming
Poor man! when speaking of the man
she married." .'-"
What statesman large would truckj
Or list to a suggestion '
From common people coming?
That low, suggestive chuckle
Is answer to the question,
The situation summing.
Had It In-For Him.
"Why don't jou write a novel J"
"A novel?" '
"What ferr "
"The' critics." '
"Thay call bst
"She must hart
taken t r e a t
ment" ' -: ;
"No; her father
struck' oil."" - ; .
" ' -.' " i
Taking Chances. '
"Don't point that gun at me." t
'Don't , be frightened. My "flage
wasn't neur-tbe trigger" r. v-t
"That's all right. It might spring s
leak." ' , :.. : ; - . Y.
Too Late. ' ' '; -V" -Some
fellows, are so. awful slow :v
' They miss a lot of fun -
B never picking winners -
Until the race Is run..
At thai Bargain Sal.'." : - f A
1'See.? said his wife . proudly; ..'t
saved 39 cents.fcy.coming here, today
vi; ;.; ; j
"res," growled her husband, "ana:t
lost $5 - worth of time coming - with "
yoa." : ;....,..,'.