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THE aRGT75. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST if, 1009.
THE AllCUS. -t.:
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fTWADES COUHCtt.fr if
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1909.
Been out to the Expo yet?
Everybody is talking about the bis
And the cotton tax, too is a menace.
Oh my! Oh my!
At least the lawyers hope Thaws
Insanity will have new phases.
.Tom Johnson is always defeated
when he is not running for re-election.
Has the scientist who says blonJs
ara HicanTUmrinn- coon a pnmii nnora '
Divorce courts cannot afford to take
a vacation while any of the Gould fani
ily remains married.
In iew York 30.000 tailors have
gone on a strike. Their geese will
have time to lay a few eggs.
"Xew Lincoln pennies will be popular
to hoard as long as they stay shiny;
but there are tons on the way.
"' Having made congress sit up and
take notice, 'President Taft is now hat
ing a round with Cblonel Bogey.
Someone suggests that a monument
ought to be built to the man who in
vented ice cream. Let the women sub
' The north pole seems to have fewer
c.hances of- remaining undiscovered
cow than ever before since the world
King Edward made a dip into Amer
lean steel and cleaned up a cool mil
lion. Of course he will give the money
Knowing the " occupant of the office
becomes a "goat," nobody wants to
butt into the chieftancy of the -Chi
cago police force.
It's difficult to tell what a woman
really thinks by what she doesn't say
Does the glove trust consider itself
slapped on the wrist? "
It is all right to sing and talk and
rave over the scent of the new mown
hay, but take a thought of the chaps
who have to harvest it.
- Mr. Aldrlch would better wait till
the tariff bill has a chance to exhibit
lis worKings oetore he makes anv
dates for public speaking in the mid
die -west. . .
Seattle is angry with Governor Joh i
son because, instead of coming to the
fair on Swedish day. he came on .Min
nesota day. It is no wonder he eon
fused the dates
AH the world loves a lover, no mat
ter what his salary; but when he as
sumes the responsibilities of matri
mony at $3 per - week society's sym
pathy justjecomsjbssir to spank.
. Uncle Joe threatens to die with his
political boots on and make the treas
ury stand for 1 he funeral expenses.
The public will invite him to come
on when the new tariff bill gels
through the skin.-
Between them Senators Cullom and
Lorimer might at least have registered
one vote in favor of real tariff revision
and represented the sentiment of Illi
nois. Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri,
Kansas and Minnesota did better in
the way of representation. .:
A man has just died in Xew Jersey
who left a fortune of $100,000 made out
of a penny toy shop. This was abso
lutely untainted money, for everf ceut
of it meant a child's happiness giveo
in return, which is rather a rare rec
ord as fortunes go in these days.
Berry Always Itipe.
Qnincy Herald : The same providence
which, tempers the wind to the shorn
lamb 'also provides a soft place for the
of COMING TO o
nrry to fall. IJerry Oi villi; K.-'lic shall share in the hrr-e'i's -f '
Berry; Berry who is always found at 'reductions.
the top of the basket; Berry who isj "It Is submitted that a bill bearing
never without a stall at the public 'these general features,' having this
feeding place; Berry who never lets 'broad tendency to increase rather than
go of a job except to catch on to a lower the cost of living, embodies a
better one is again provided for by 'flagrant betrayal of the people,
an administration that evidently be- "Get your tribute ready. The cost
lieves It is cheaper to take care of of living is to be maintained, for A
Berry than to lose sleep on account time at least, in order that the graft
of Berry's wailful beseecbments. To
be specific, continues the Chicago
Dispatch, the Hofl.. Orville F. Berry
of Carthage has landed the office of
chairman of the state railroad and
warehouse commission. He will hold
on to it until he spies something bet
ter then watch Berry! The main
point is that Berry has his job. For
Berry without a piece of official pie
in his hand would be like Jove de
prived of his thunderbolts.
We can imagine -a country where
there is neither sun nor mdon, nor
stars, and we can even think of an
octagonal luminary that rises in the
west and sets in St. Joe. Mich. We
can, by a strong effort of will,
swallow the story that the world 'a
flat and rests upon the back of a Mary
land Terrapin, but when it comes o
thinking of the Hon. OrvHle F. Berry
of Carthage without a political job,
imagination reels, reason totters on its
thrbne, belief in the fixity of thing3
political flies off at an acute tangent
and poor old blind faith goes on a rip-
roaring, nerve-racking spree.
Berry without a political job of some
kind would be like a ship without a
rudder, a man without a shirt, a wo
man without a hatpin, a toper without
a thirst, a highball without ice, Ham
let without the melancholy, Dane, a
welch rarebit without a dream, or an
all-night session with the goats without
a seal brown taste in the morning.
Some men are born to jobs, some
achieve jobs and others have jobs
thrust upon them. Berry just has 'em.
and that is all there is to it Men
may come and politicians may peter
out, but Berry and his jobs are one
and inseparable, now and forever.
Xew and Old Pennies.
Secretary McVeagh of the treasury
department announces that the initials
of the designer on the new penny will
be removed and that the penny here
after wili be issued without the in
itials. The limited number of tha
pennies which have been issued with
the initials thereon will then command
a premium among coin collectors and
will consequently be worth more than
one cent each. While the advice to
hold on to money is not always the
best advice to give, it looks as though
would pay to hold on to the new
penny which hears the initials V.
We have been asked in a query from
a correspondent to explain the origin
of the "Indian head" on the old pen
nies. A writer in the Chicago Post
says it is not an "Indian bead." He
says the supposed "face of the red
man" in reality is that of a child of
five or six years. Sarah Longacre by
name, whose father, a fine engraver,
had official connection with the mint
in Philadelphia. A delegation of In
dians from the northwest, he further
says, having visited Washington, to
see the sights and pay their respects
to the big chief or the nation, were
taken also to Philadelphia and shown
the great "money factory." Mr. Long-
acre kindly invited them to some sort
of an entertainment at his home, anJ
one of the chiefs, attracted to the lit
tle maid, playfully took off his head
dress and put it on her head. Some
one. present was so struck with her
appearance, as she stpod for the com
pany to look at her, that he sketched
her on the spot, and this sketch was
engraved by her father, who sent it in
competition for the figure to be chosen
for the 1-eent coins to be Issued.
It was accepted, and ever since has
been used on Uncle Sam's nennies.
Tariff and Tost of Living.
With loud noise the makers of the
new tariff bill declare It Is a "sub
stantial downward revision." But here
comes the Kansas City Star, the ablest
republican newspaper in the south
west, insisting it increases rates on the
necessaries of life. Says the Star:
"Instead of a reduction in the cost
of living, which was clearly promised
by both parties represented lit con
gress: "There will be an enormous increase
in the co-st of woolens and men's suits,
women's dresses, underwear aud hati
made from woolen fabrics, not because
the rates on those articles have been
increased but because the present ex
cessive rates have not been reduced,
and because, under these rates, a vast
trust has been formed to control
"There will be a large increase n
the cost of cotton fabrics ; and in
nearly all articles made from these
fabrics, including women's .and child
ren's clothing. .
"The cost of sugar will remain the
same, and each family will continue
to pay two cents a pound more for
Its sugar than the same sugar sells
for In London.
"There will' be no reduction In the
cost of flour, bread, meats or pota
toes, and there will be large increases
in the cost of lemons and pineapples. -
"Hosiery will cost more and gloves
will co3t about '.the same, both of
which articles are excessively expen
sive under the present law. '. . I
"These are only a few of the arti-1
cles entering into large, and general
necessary use. The cost xi be in-!
creased on many others and lowe-odi
on only a few. The reductions granted
affect mainly raw materials leavins
ithe people entirely at the mercy of the
- manufacturers as to whether the pub-
of the trusts shall be protected an
made to flourish.-
Cooke's SMech of Acceptance.
In his address to the convention at
Monmouth July 29, accepting the dem
ocratic nomination for justice of the
supreme court to succeed Justice
Scott, deceased, Hon. G. A. Cooke, af
ter thanking the convention for the
honor it has bestowed upon him and
commenting appropriately upon the
great responsibilities and the dignity
of the office, and after a touching ref
erence to the late Justice Scott and
the great loss. the state has sustained
in his death, spoke in part ns follow:
"The founders of our state institu
tions tried by every means in their
power -to establish for the people a
non-partisan bench. Judicial election?
are provided for In June, when no
other elections are held, and on Mon
day, a day of the week i!pVm which
61 her .elections are not held, in order
to encourage non-partisanship. Inde
pendent nominations for the bench are
encouraged, and every possible means
used to divorce the bench from poli
tics. "It has been found, however, that
while tills would be the Ideal-condi
tion, It cannot be brough? about in
actual practice. It Is almost, If not al
together, impossible, to find any man
who has the ability, experience anl
standing to fill an important judicial
position who has not also political
convictions and who is not allied with
some one of the political parties. This
being true, and it being impossible :o
secure a non-partisan judiciary, the
tendency of the times has been, and
is now, that we must have at least a
bi-partisan bench. As a result, the
newspapers in the large centers :f
the state have advocated and insisted
upon the election of both democrats
and republicans in judicial elections,
and the people have sanctioned this
policy at the polls.
"All the important appointive boards
of the state are by law required o
be bi-partisan. The recently 'created
board of control, the most important
body of such characters ever created
by law in this state, must be bi-par
tisan and cannot have in Its member
ship of five, more than three persons
who are affiliated with the same poli-
tlcal party. The policy of our legis
lature, recognizing as 1 believe the im
possibility of securing non-partisan
bodies, has always been that alt, im
portant boards dealing with righis
nearest and dearest to the poople,
should be bi-partisan.
"The argument for a bi-partisan su
preme bench are more numerous and
of more weight than those foe. bi-par
tisan appointive beards. The supreme
court deals finally with the most sac
red rights of the people and declares
finally what the' law is by which we
must all be governed; The court must
be above suspicion, and beyond cause
for criticism. It ; would be exceed
ingly unfortunate to have its composi
tion overwhelmingly partisan, as it
will be should a republican be elected
to succeed Justice Scott. There are
now five republican members and but
one democratic member of that court.
To carry out the spirit of. our institu
tions, the oft-expressed sentiments of
the -public press, and the undoubted
belief of the whole people In a bi-partisan
bench, a democrat should be
elected to fill the unexpired term."
Time tells which is best and most
reliable. For 70 years Perry Davis"
Painkiller has been driving away
pain and bringing health as a rem
edy for sprains, burns, bruises, rheu
matism, neuralgia. It cures colds,
cramps, bowel complaint. But be
sure to take this unequalled remedy
promptly. Large bottles 35 cents or
larger 50 cents.
We spend most of our time
not in meeting -miiH'titioii
but in surpassing ourselves.
We are not In the World to de
feat others, but as Owen Nel
son so gravely stated, to defeat
In all your jewelry buying,
stop and think. Seek out the
best. Go miles out of your way
if necessary. You may not get
it, but if you come our way,
you're safe and it's a dust less
U (Dint of OuT
"Your fathers, where are they? and the Prophets, do they live forever?
. - Zechariah L, S
Hothe men of old! They spe&K
TKrougri trie hushes of the years.
And the faltering, or weaK,
Thrills with courage when he hears.
Fife and drum and trumphet-blare,
Roaring guns and flags outflung,
Tell of what men had to bear
When this land, of ours was young.
They were strong, the men of old.
Strong of heart and strong of soul.
With a faith that made them tooldj
Throbbing drums of war might roll
Yet they yielded not to fears,
For 'twas given them . to see
Down the pathway of the years
AH the truth that was sto be.
Weary night and stressful day
Found them building straight and tru
tWh&t should breast the storm, and stay
As a shield for me and you.
Country-pride and country-love,
Loyalty and hope and worth
These were what they builded of
When the nation had its birth.
So the world looKed on amazed
When they tooK, and held, their rig'hti
When the flame of freedom blazed
As a beacon through the nightst
When the flag flashed in the shy
With its red and white and blue
Calling men to rise and die
Then the world looKed on and Knew.
Silently, then, let us pray
That in all our country-pride
i On the nation's natal day
This one gift be not deniecL
That our souls may feel the glow
Telling that we have and hold
All the faith of long ago
Faith, that led the men of old.
(Copyright 19M. liT
The Argus Daily Short Story
Two Songs. By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, 1909, ty Associated Literary Press.
' The" feather In Marin. Weed's best
bonnet nodded rakisbly in lhf fresh
south breeze, and her good natured
face was creased Into lines of pleasant
excitement. She took her spat In the
buggy beside ber tall, grinw looking
nephew and watched him covertly
from the corner of lier eye.
When the rapping hoof beats of the
black mare had died out on the hard
macadam road ami they had entered
the deep sand of
"nad a dreadful
day, Ahson." she
the wood Mari'i
nice meeting to
ventured. - "We
packed a barrel for some of them poor
missionaries in Africa."
"H'm," grunted Anson disagreeably.
"The cold weather will Ik? coining
on by the time they get that barrel."
pursued Maria Vod complacently..
"I put in some of your winter under
wear. Anson they've shrunk so's you
can never get Into them again. I
expect some poor missionary"
Anson Wood's morose countenance
broadened wllh an unexpected grin.
"1 expect some poor,mlsslonary 'II cuss
you Busy Bee women when he uu
packs that barrel. Aunt Maria. A man
don't need flannels In the torrid zone."
"The weather's so changeable now
adays you can't tell what it'll lie from
day to day. 1 exMct that missionary
will bless the Itusy Bees when he
opens the barrel. They're godly men.
Anson Wood, and they don't swear.
You've been down on missionaries
ever since" She hesitated. -
"Ever since?" be turned on her
fiercely. t 4 ,
'"Ever since 'Arthur Smith turned
missionary and went to India." Maria
was astonished at her own temerity in
bringing up a tabooed subject
Anson's Jaws snapped together as he
fixed his cold gray eyes upon her. His
bronzeil face was .pale and his lips
were white beneath the dark line of
"Busy Bees been bumming again. I
suppose," he said in a strangled tone.
Maria sniffed haughtily. "We can't
help news bappenin': 'tisu't my fault if
the Reverend Arthur Smith has come
home to marry Celia Long; his mother
wrote to him that Celia was just lan-
guishln' away for love and how she
plays and sings the same old songs
every day Just at 5 o'clock hark !"
I" As they emerged from the wood road
the tinkling notes of an old piano came
down the hill toward them. From a
low white house, perched on a green
slope, a sweet voice floated down.
Celiac Lousr was not singing "The
Last Rose of Summer." as she had
sung It every day for many years: Her
W. U. Chapman.) .
voice' was lifted i'u a triumphant strain
a church hymn. Anson's lips moved
"It's 'From Greenland's Icy Moun
tains.' That's very proper for mis
sionary's wife." murmured Maria
Wood approvingly.- "Tlipy're going to
Ik? married next Tuesday and they're
going right back-to India he only had
two mouths' leave."
They passed the house before Miria
"I CAMK TO SEE DELIA," SAID ANSON
AUKU AWHILE. '
spoke again. "Delia 'II be left all alone
then there ain't no likelihood of her
dying for any niau."
When they reached home and Anson
helped his aunt from the carriage she
turned an inquisitive look upon him.
"1 don't suppose you'll go to the wed
ding. Anson?" she asked. '."
"I shall have , to go to . New York
about that time," : he said grimly:
"there's some machinery I want for
the farm." .;-.-'
Maria gasped. "Now York! You've
only been there once in your lifer'
A long week later Anson Wood left
the train and turned into the high
road that led toward home. The sta
tion stage rumbled past and left a
cloud of clinging white dust. The late
afternoon sun -threw long red gold
shafts across the road, and he seemed
to walk n ladder of Ore until hb en
tered the cool shade of the woods. -.
Ouce there, his steps dragged wenrlly
and his slow moving thoughts covered
a bitter past a Pns where he saw
himself, young and handsome and lov
ing and beloved of-Celia Long; bis
jealousy of Arthur Smith aud bis wild
outburst when he learned that Celia
has promised to oiarry the young mis
sionary. Arthur Smith had gone away
to India and pretty, pale. Celia had
stayed behind, waiting for the sum
mons to join ber lover.
The years bad fll and Celia had
grown delicately faded while sua
Her sister had waited here and there,
placidly conteut in her single estate
caring for 110 man and attractive to
Anson had tried to stamp out his
passion for pretty Celia, but now to
day his heart was as bitter as it. had
been twelve years ago.
He came out of the wood with set,
white fate, and when be reached the
little white house be paused before the
gate. Celia was gone she was married
and Delia was left He would go in
and talk to Delia Long-perhaps they
would talk about Celia.
When the green shuttered door open
ed. In response to bis knock, Anson
Wood entered and then turned toward
the white faced, woman who had ad
It was Celia Lumg. , "
"I came to see Delia." said Anson
"Whv von know Delia has gone
away she's married and gone away,"
said Celia in a low voice.
Anson leaned heavily against the
wall. "I thought it was you you that
"I've never thought of gettiug mar
ried-Delia's always been engaged to
Arthur Smith. 1 they're very happy.'
Cella's slender figure was trembling
I nsked vou you dldu't deny that
you was eugaged to him I've beard
you singing that song every day"
Anson pnused and choked.
"I was very JU'gry that day, Anson
you don't realii." how you spoke to me
and about the song: I sang It for
Delia she wanted me to. and she can't
sing a note but she's real sentimental.
and she used to sit on the sofa and
think of the last time she saw Arthur
Wnd'what was you thinking about.
Celia?'' interrupted Anson, with gruff
tenderness. "Who was you thinking
about when you was singing the song
every day was you thinking about Ar
thur Smith and India's coral strand or
Delia or who?"
Celta made no reply, ner pretty
head dropped pathetically.
Anson watched ner. uossip uaa iidk-
ed her name with Arthur Smith. If
Celia was grieving for any man It was
not Arthur Smith! Something beat
heavily within Anson's breast.
"Who was you thinking about. Celia
all these years?" he pleaded tender
Iv. His hand touched her shoulder
with sudden confidence.
Celia lifted soft, tear filled eyes to
his. aud her shoulder yielded to his
In another instant their lips met and
Celia had answered bis questiou.
The Crime of Idleness.
Idleness means trouble for any
one. it s tne same witn a tazy liver.
It causes constipation, headache,
jaundice, sallow' complexion, pimples
and blotches, loss of appetite, iau
sea, but Dr. King's New Life Pills
soon banish liver troubles and build
up your health. 25c at all druggists.
Dysentery is a dangerous disease
but can be cured. Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy has been successfully used in
nine epidemics of dysentery. It has
never been known to "fail. It is
equally valuable for children and
adults, and when reduced with
water and sweetened, it is pleasant
to take. Sold by all druggists.
SOME AUGUST SUG
During "the month of August
the appetite is very apt-to be
The hot weather makes many
of the other appetizing dishes
. Most people prefer something
cold when possible, and we sug
gest the following as very ap
petizing and healthful as well:
Corn Flakes. Grape Nuts, Puff
ed Rice, Whent Berries, Malta
Vita, or Shredded Wheat Biscuit,
Any of these breakfast foods, eat
en with cream and sugar or fruit,
make an ideal summer dish.
Select Lobsters at SWe the can.
Shrimps at 13o, or two for
either prepared with some of .our
" Snider's SalaA Dressing, will cer
tainly be relished.
Then we have
Domestic Sardines, In oil. per
cun .-... -. , 5
Domestic Sardines, with mus
tard dressing, at per can.... Sc..
Imported Sardines, in pure oil,
with key attachment, percan..80c
Salmon, the- pink kind, tall
cans, at , toe
Salmon, fancy' red, tall cans...lSe
Potted Ham and Tongue, per
can. 5 and ., 10c
Veal Loaf, slice thin .serve
cold, per can 13c
There Is a big difference In
the tastes of people on the
?heese question;-but the brand
we handle seems to be the
kind which suits- iriost of our '--'
customers. It is sold to us for
full cream, and will suit your
taste; per pound ......20c
s Watermelons .on ice.
F. R. KUSCHM ANN'S
2207 4th Ave.. Both phones.
r WiCAJt M. SMITH
A FABLE is a sort of plcturesqu
II.,. I . . k. . I A, . n I. n n-ftiA. I.
iiit-iury iiuu iuoi iuun a Hiuca
at you when you aren't looking.. .
It Is best not to know the assessor
unless you have a pull with biui.
Don't crowd. It might prove uncom
fortable if some one else should forget
to be polite.
But still, wouldn't It be an improve-
ment to have the silver lining without
the cloud attachment?
Vituperation isn't argument, but If
Indulged in too freely it may bi1ur
forth the demonstration that fists will
serve as well.
But we have to ennfeaa that- aa Ann't
al ways recognize good luck when we
uo meet it. .
Brains are undoubtedly ludesnensa-
ble. but it's remarkable what a slender
stock some people manage to 'make
out on. -
There are a lot of people about look
ing for truth In order to give It a
more secure biding place.
The man who feels keenly his inde
pendence is usually the man who has
the smallest quantity of it to feel.
Slow Old Times. ,
The wonders of the ancient world
Were far between and few.
For seven alone they could but count
And keep the record true.
They hunted round, but that was all
The wonders on display.
It seems so strange, because we have
A new one every day.
Just how the world could get alone .
With less than half a score
Is more than we can understand;
They must have longed for more.
Why. Edison gives us seven a day
When he ts reeling fit.
And If his plans are moving- right
He hates with that to quit.
On ancient people and their ways
We do not care to knock.
But modern men see more than that
In walking- half a block.
And. passing down the city street.
They have to dodge or one
May fall in them with force enough
To spoil that day their fun. ',
How small those listed ones appear
Beside our modern brand!
And how they dwindle and grow less'
Before the ones at hand!
For often greater ones than those
They held In such regard
May be arranged in rows to grace
borne millionaire's back yard.
"Has he any occupation?" ;
"Oh. yes; he has occupation enough.'
"What does he do?"
"Expects to inherit money
"That woman is a notorious shop
"Why don't the police arrest her?"
"She is too clever for them."
"Is there no hope to reform her?"
"Well, she expects to steal enongb to
make her so rich that she will be re
garded as a kleptomaniac."
"What Is your sou going to be?"
"A great inventor."
"What is be working on now?" ;
"He is trying to., graft an alarm
clock on a rooster so that It can ba
regulated to go off at whatever hour
is wanted In the morning."
Only Thing on Tap.
"ilow did they treat you out there T
"With the greatest of kindness."
"Well, that's about the ouly way
they could treat you since everything
has goue prohibition." .-
-' x -
Different Now. .' .'
The height that great men reached and
kept -.'.- "''-.;.-Were
not attained by sudden' flight. "
But that was e'er the airship came.
Before the daya of Wilbur Wright
Inferential. . ' ,
"De is so perfectly silly."-T:'
"Percy."" V .'' ' '." ' '
"I was sore that you would: find him
Congenial." : ' ' '-'-. ' : .
Know the Road. .
"They say she drove him to drink.
"But they live In a prohibition city."
"Just Bhows that much more ability
on her part.? . . '.
x Vain Regrets." , ''
The summer outing catalogue.
We sadly turn its pages
And wish when things were coming gfs4
That we had saved our wages.
' Envied Him. "
"I believe 1 was born tired."
"Lucky dog."- - '