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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1000.
Published 1 Dally and Weekly at 1624
Sf-cond avenue. Rock. Island, in. in-
tied nt the postofflce a second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
1 - TERMS. Dally.- 10 cents per week. , hear cheers which became louder and company, which concern gets its coal
Weekly, l per year in advance. jmore frequent as young Bryan war mod fiom the' same place, had its assess-
All communications of argumentative ! up to his work. The demonstrations ment decreased from ?G50,C00 to $40C,
character, political or religious, must of approval were so pronounced that 125! -
finve real name attached for publica- J Marsh found it to his advantage to re-j f The Other side.
tion. . No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
correspondence solicited from everv
township in Rock Island county.
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Tuesday, October 26, 1909.
S slip. .
the belt line.
Don't let it
. If Johnson should refuse to meet
Jeffries, why not substitute Senator
. The New York Tribune is now a
penny paper and it is nearly worth
. (; - . ; . '
ix Milwaukee girls recently gave a
'north pole dance. Of course it wound
l up . in a row.
? v- ah onmmend the inauguration oi
the movement to clean up the town.
Itis the proper caper.
In' contracting to , drive Cummins,
Dolliver, La Follette, Ielson, Bristow
and Beveridge out of the party, Uncle
Joe ' Cannon must think he is a Her
cules; . v
. New York's municipal campaign has
reached the stage where party man
agers make predictions of victory in
public and place bets on the other can
didate in private.
"The' country does not want the tar
iff question torn open at me iica-. ew
sionVsays Speaker Cannon. II seems
impossible for that man to distinguish
his personal wishes from those of the
. President Taft has been criticizins
'the cranks of Oklahoma." The presi
dent may as well bid goodbye to po
litical prospects and hopes if his crit
jclsrn results in alienating the entire
A cashier employed by a life insur
ance company in New York has stolen
$4,000. That used to be about the
price of a lunch in the days when Jim
Hazen Hyde was in the life insurance
business in New York.
i Thirteen millions of dollars in coin,
bonds, jewels and the like have ben
recovered at Messina since the earth
quake, to whom no one can establish
title. The whola will become the prop
erty of the state after a few years.
; Senor Moret, the liberal statesman
who has formed a new cabinet in
Spain, was premier from Dec. 1, 1905,
to Jan. 25, 1907. He went out of office
in 1607 on the religious issue In which
the liberal party stood for civil mar
riages, secular education and govern
ment registration of all monastic or
ders. His return to office follows the
outcry against the recent execution of
Professor Francisco Ferrer, founder of
the. liberal schools at Barcelona, who
was accused of inciting the Spanish
The Way of the World.
As in the case of most men of his
character, the late John
vvs never ""appreciated by the people
it. his true worth until some years
ifter Ms death. The Dubuque (Iowa)
Telegraph in an editorial recentlv
.,ave him this marked recognition:
-"As governor of Illinois Mr. Altgeid
rejected a bribe of $1,000,000. 'How
ould he do it?" Because he under
tood what ia the price men pay for
wrongdoing. John P. Altgeld kne,v
ih&t the acceptance of that money
.vould have cost him -his self-respect
and-produced his moral bankruptcy.
f.f these results were not restraints
enough, he knew that the money never
could profit him or -his family and
must be as ominous of evil as the
writing on the wall at Belshazzar'a
east. He knew that the law of bal
ances which human agency cannot up
turn or destroy, requires that man
shall give in value equal to the value
-jf what they receive. He knew thit
;hose who capitalize the misfortunes
-if other3 cannot themselves escape
Bryan's First Effort.
In the Literary Magazine for Oct.
; 7, Dr. G. Walter Barr of Keokuk tells
n an interesting way ho William J.
iryan first broke into politics and ac
.uitted himself so well that he was
ngaged to conduct his first :as3 in
my court of record. This Incident is
f local interest because it occurred
it. Chapin, III.,' a Station on the Wa
iash between Keokuk and Jackson
wlle. As the story goes, a democratic
neeting was advertised at Chapin ia
be Cleveland campaign -wita Major
.Villiam 'Gallon and Hot. William
irown as vheadliners. They failed to
rfcar and. Chairman" McKinley sent
; 'Macedonian call to Circuit Clerk
farsh at Jacksonville to bring over a
j?eaker "anybody so its a democrat."
J Marsh picked up Bryan, who was
jlaw student in Kiiby and Brown's of-
( fice, took him over to Chapin, turned,
,ui-u over 10 nairman AiciS-iniey ana
: then slipped away from this hall so .is
I not to be too closely Jaentined with which Fred W. Upliam is vice presi
ithe fiasco which he felt sure would dent, was cut by the board of review
toon follow. While loaling on the from SS50.000, on its personal prop-
- railroad depot platform he began io
turn to t:i nan, ana wnen JJryan ftu
fished lie was one of tne first to co:;-
gratuiate h.m on his brilliant effort.
j Soon thereafter the town ol Chapin
'naa a lawsuit, and cuairman AK-Kin-
"i umjui ui iuv !"., cu-
gaged the young lawyer from Jacksoa-
vine to represent it in the case. !t
wa3 Air. Bryan s first appearance as
an attorney. '
Great minds are at the head of th'j
railroads of the state and nation, but
sometimes even these great mind3 .
make mistakes njiimu. me un is uni
One "of the greatest mistakes made e Hartwell Coal company still has
by a certain class of railroad men is "e and the gas company is
to issue "hush" orders. They do it o the champion taxpayer of Chicago.,
their own disadvantage. They injure I No only floes the 6as corporation
the service by such orders, and it :s'pa4y the most taxes on tangible prop
strange they have not long since I ut one-half of the whole
learned this fact. capital stock tax levied in the entire
When trains are late and inquiry Is Eta,e of lnoia! In 1P0C its tangible
m.n.a nf th iai nffiee .o tn thp e.iiie Property was assessed by the board of
the effort to throw a thin cloak of
mystery over the facts is folly, it
only excites curiosity and almost !u
variably leads to search for unofficial
information when the official sourcos
of information are closed by these
silly "hush orders."
Here's an illustration, furnished :iy
the Springfield Register:
"The other day there was a wreck
on the Illinois Central at Farmer City.
The Springfield office knew of the ac
cident. It was during state fair week
and days of great excitement and ac
tivity. Inquiry at the local offices fol
lowing receipt of the State Register of
word that there had been a fatal
wreck resulted in absolute refusal of
the local railroad officials to tell what
they knew. One of the employes in '
( the local office who knew more about
,tne accident tnan ne wouia ieu, sum:
j 'I can't give out anything.' A similar
reply was received from another offi
"But those little obstacles are small
matters to an enterprising newspapar,
and' by various means at our own com- tPPOSod to the establishing of a cen
mand for obtaining information, the ' tral bank, under existing conditions.
State Register obtained the news of , because he believes with it would
the wreck from other sources and pub
lished the facts a short time after the
wreck that one person was killed and
"Just to show how this withholding
of the news by officials can result :'n
damage to the road, several papei'3,
the Journal of Springfield conspicu
ously among them, heard from the
ui huu.ceg ui imuiiu-iioii mey vuuju ing 0ct. 23, 1909: Sylvan Blackmore
reach, that there were lo persons s p. Baher, Miss Leona Buldon, Ar
killed and 30 injured. They printed hur Berrv. t t p.Pnnptt r w
that story. A veritable rail honor was
made of a very ordinary wreck, not
because of any purposeto exaggerate,
but because official sources of informa
tion were shut off by foolish 'hush or
ders.' and it was necessary to seek
elsewhere for the news."
Railroad officials, with all their
genius, seem to often stumble ino
egotism and ignorance when it comes '
to handling news concerning their i
roads. They entertain the absurd idea I
(some of them do, not all,) that thy
can suppress news.
They might as well try to operate a
steam locomotive without making dust
and smoke. By their "hush orders"
they encourage exaggeration and pub
lication of unofficial information which
ultimately dp damage, while an honest,
straightforward, official statement of
facts i3 an oblieation the railrnarl nn.l
P. AltgGid.tho nffirint'S nwo tr (ha nannla
QUEER BOND BETWEEN
AND FUEL COMPANY
(Continued from Pag-e One.)
mercantile firm discarded the old deal
er and gave their coal contract to the
City Fuel company, the taxes of the
obliging mercantile firm were reduced.
Specific coincidences are obtainable
by the score. Here are a few: Man
del Bros., a big department store firm.
In 1906 were assessed on tangible prop
erty, full valuation, $1,52G.900; in 1907
this was reduced to $305,000, and to
the samo in 19C8. The coal contract
which has been held for a number of
years by Rutter Co., was given to
the City Fuel company in 1907.
Siegel, Cooper & Co. were assessed
on tangible property by the board of
review at $984,795. In 1907 they were
assessed $990,000, but in 1908 the as
S3ssment was reduced to $50C,000. The
coal contract formerly held by E. 'F.
Daniels and the Worden Coal company
was switched to the City Fuel company
Fair Store In l.lt.
The Fair store in 190G was assessed
at $0,434,970; in 1907, $2,539,000, and in
1908, $1,000,000. The coal contract was
taken away, from E. F. Daniel3 and
given to the City Fuel company in
1907! - '
Marshall Field & Co. in 190G was as
sessed at $G,GS2.SG5; in 1907. $3,350.
0G0, and in 1908, $5,500,000. The Cre-var-CIinch
company lost thia coal con
tract, and it went to the City Fuel
John V. Farwell & Co. in 190G was
assessed at $4,870,275; in 1907. $1,7G0.
8S5, and in 1908, $1,822,000. This con-
a tract was chanced from E. P.. Daniels
to the City Fuel company in 10S
The assessment of the Chicago Rall-
ways company, whose coal contract is
held by the Peabody Coal company, of
ert3 to S2S7.1C0! The Union Traction
- i But what happens to the business-.
firms which refuse to purchase City
. Fuel coal? The People's Gas. Light &
Coke company supplies the host lllus-
tration. It appears that Mr. Upham
nas tried reneatedlv to eet tlie con
tract of this corporation, but has failed
utterly. The reason is said to be that
f, o. Hartwell of the F. G. Hartwell
Coal COmPany, is a close friend of C.
' K. ' G. Billings, whose father started
the People's Gas company, and who is
at present one of the heavy stockhold-
rs. . Mr. Billings lives in New York.
:nd apparently does not like the meth-
1 rila If, rnu - 1 1 1 .
.review at $21,283,090. This was rais-
' ru ii;u lo -"'l",'-"a. ana m
FOWLER HURLS DEFI
AT SENATOR ALDR1CH
Wants to IMbate With Leader of Up
per House on Subject of Cen- ?
tial Hank. '
Elizabeth, N. J., Oct. 2C. C. N. Fow
ler, congressman from the Fifth New
Jersey district and former chairman
of the house committee on banking
and currency, has addressed an open
letter to Senator Nelson W. Aldrich of
liiiode island, chairman of the mone
tary commission crea'ted by congress
and also chairman of the finance com
mittee of the senate, challenging him
to a joint.-debate in one or more cities
on the subject of a central bank.
In the letter Mr. Fowler says he is
come a most discouragins and dis-
heartening favoritism and the ulti
mate destruction of our purely i:iJi-
vidual and independent form of bank
Advertised List No. 43.
Following is the list of letters re
maining uncalled for at the Rock
Cook, Miss Hellenn
Daniels, James A. Donahoo, T. J
Ely. F. P. Filler, Mrs. Ruth Fry, Paf
ty Gebaude, J. IT. Garby. It. H. Hath
away. Mrs. Charles Hempcscn, Mrs.
Marie Johnson, W. T. Jackson. Mrs
F. Kiene, Mrs. Harry Miller, Dr,
Mower, Mrs. G. Miller, Herman
Mueller, A. H. Mays. A. N. Nelson
Emil Ohlson, Pat O'Neil. William S
u- Perry, Mania Pearson, Miss Hat-
M. J. Ryan, Mrs. Fred
Ross, Mrs. Anna Stone, J. F. Shan-
ley, Miss Anna Stemple. J. R. Sher
man. Henry Smith., Andrew G. Syko
Anna L. Stone, John J. jThurmm,
(colored) Clement P. Tucker. Eu
genia Whitcoiub. Foreign: Mrs. Dol-
lie Barker, J. Sraewski
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV
ROCK ISLAM), ILL.
E. CAST EEL, Pres.; 51. S.
HKAGY, V. Pies.
II. It. KIMMO,
C:ip the Wings Off the Dollars
"before they get away from you by
starting a 'savings account at our
bank. Remember the measure of
achievement ia not the size of
your income. That may be only
the measure of one's extrava
gance. The real measure of
achievement is the difference be-
tween your inocuce and your out
go. . To get ahead with certainty,
the best way is to have a savings
account with us and deposit often
and regularly, even though each
deposit be small. It is a reg
ular saving thct counts.
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV
4 Per Cent Paid on Deposits
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury v.ntl One of the Three 3Ieml-ers of tlt
Xew TaritVfl' Hoard.
The Argus Daily Short Story
A Special in Pine Arts By Jane Osborn.
Coryriglited, 1909, by Associated Literary Press.
Sianton Thorpe and his chum. Kid
Walker, wvrv walking rapidly across
the caiii;us. :ilsorled in their own im-
porianc-t. It was the first day of th?ir
senior y:n Si.inlon was class presi
dent. ;u:d the Kid was his right hand
A tall, striking girl passed rapidly
by. Stanton was interested at once
and tint i liitle surprised when he saw
the sir I smile !;: k at hi companion,
who pulled off his cap with unfeigned
"Who's your friend. Kid?" he asked
when they were well out of hearing.
"Why. that's Marjory King. I told
you alom her. Site's the girl I met at
the house party last summer: made an
awful hit wiiii the fellows there. Isn't
she a stunner, though?"
"Marjory King." mused the orher
"Isn't she a stunner?" And the Kid
gave his friend a thump on the arm to
force an answer.
"Oh. she's a stunner, nil fight, if
that's what you want to know. Say.
she Isn't a freshman, is she?"
The Kid laughed. "Well, not exact
ly. She's registered as a special in line
nrta. I shouldn't wonder if she was
rather oldish myself."
"How old. say?" queried Stanton,
whose interest was thoroughly roused.
The Kid's voice was lowered. "Twen
ty-threo." he ventured cautiously.
His companion whistled. "Well. I'm
as old as that myself." His eyes had
followed her to the other side of the
campus. "Say. Kid. she is a stunner.
Shouldn't much mind coeducation If
they were all like that."
The uext day the two boys wore
making their way from one of the en
gineering buildings to their dormitory.
"Say. Kid." said Stanton after sev
eral minutes' silence, "what's she tak
ing?" The other smiled gleefully. "She?
Oh. she's a special in tine arts, which
means anything at all. doesn't it?
"Well, it's this way." explained Stan
ton, trying to hide no unexpected feel
ing of embarrassment. "1 was think
ing that we'd Ket better acquainted
and kind of gain time ou the other
fellows if we were to take some work
This plan met with his chum's entire
approval, so they turned their steps
away from the dormitory toward the
Their first task was to see Marjory
King's schedule, and the second was
to induce the dean to allow them to
make a change In tbolr own course of
study. The tirst was easy enough, for
as class officers the boys were allow
ed to have access to the students' rec
"Just want to look at a few of the
fellows' time cards." said Stanton to
the registrar as he fumbled through
the Ks In a large card catalogue. He
made a few notes from the desired
card aDd returned to bis friend, who
was seated at the table.
He spoke in sulidued tones: "Ad
vanced Italian conversation, art of
dressmaking, scientific cooking, stndy
of the child mind and elementarv
philology. The first we aren't quali
fied for. the nest two aren't open to
men. child mind 1 won't take, so it's
got to be the last."
"What is philology, anyway?" asked
"Blessed if I know. It's one of Pro
fessor Brown's deadliest, but it's per
fectly all right."
"Well, let's take It then."
So It was that Stanton Thorpe and
Kid Walker, engineers, took up the
study of languages under the celebrat
ed Dr. Biowu and u fact of much
greater importance Ixn-ame in a f?w
months the undisputed claimants to
the friendship of Marjory. King.
As time went ou and Marjory-vu
Keen more and more with SStautun and
COPVMIGMT HARRIS EWINO. WASH.
tne Kid and less' with the other boys
people began to talk. She apparently
found their companionship agreeable,
but no one. not even the two lucky
seniors themselves, could decide which
one she preferred. The rivalry in
tense though it was only cemented
their friendship, and they never dream
ed of concealing trout each other their
growing fondness fur the girl.
"There's no use joking about it
Kid." said Stanton toward the end o
the college year. "I mean business
What's the use of a buy like you get
ling silly over a girl like Marjor..
"I'erhaps there isn't any." said th;
other lraiihiy. "but I'm going to sticl
it out. It seems sometimes as if she
treated me with n liltlo more more
interest than she does you."
Stanton laughed. "That's where
you're dead wrong, old tnan. By the
way. that philology exam is going to
be pretty stiiT for the poor girl. It's
a shame she ever took the course. with
a fossil like Brown. But 1 imagine 1
can liolj her out with my notes. You
know I haven't missed a lecture, and
I've full reports on all the outside read
ings. I have offered to lot her have
my notebook for a week before the
exam, and 1 told her I'd coach her np
all I could."
"That's a good move, nil right." said
the Kid. looking with admiration at
ids friend. "1 wonder why I never
think of those tilings."
"Oh. well, she Isn't going to marry
me just on account of that."
"isn't going to what?"
"Well. 1 never put it that way be
fore, but of course 1 intend to propose
to her. 1 told you 1 was in dead ear
nest." "Oh. I unppose I will. too. In the
course of time. I never happened to
think about that part of it before."
"I tell you frankly." said Stanton de
liberately. "I intend to nsk her a few
days before eommeufiemcnt. some time
S3Mf- Makes g
Hie most nutritions L ,
food and the most y f J
dainty and delicious fJw
No fretting over the biscuit
; after this Iwvisily old exam is off.'-
"She'll hear from me nlout tbeaame
time. then, and I bet yoa money I'll
So It awis agreed between them that
Stanton should coach Marjory as be
had promised to and that as soon as
the marks of the examination were
posted the"next morning be should
make his proposal, asking her to defer
her answer until later In the day. In
the course of the morning the Kid
should make his plea, and that night
they would know their fate.
The two bovs nnnroached the im
portant day with ever Increasing ex
citement. The strain of senior exami
nations seemed as nothing compared
with the nncertainty of not knowimr
tne state of Marjory - Woig uuet tioos
She seemed to take a keen relish in
keeping them in suspense, and a word
of encouragement to one was always
followed bv a radiant smile upon tin
The dav at last arrived, and Kid
Walker saw his chum depart upon hi:
important errand. I in t wish you
luck, old man." he said, "but here".-
my hand." And the two boys sepa
rated with a warmer feeling of friend
ship for each other than they had wet
A large crowd of students had al
ready gathered around the bullet!:;
board when the Kid sauntered up with
pretended itulifrerence to see the resuli
of the philology examination. lie
craned his neck over the crowd. That
name at the head of tne list was
enough "M. King. !K tier cent." Ilr
feit a sudden sense of defeat. Stan
ton had coached ber. and she tart
come out at the head of the list. He
pushed his way aimlessly away from
Suddenly he came upon bis chum
walking slowry toward him.
"I ought to have known you'd win
her." said Stanton.
The Kid's happiness was tinged with
!?fp pity for his friend.
"Have you asked her?"
"les-. Slip told me tnat sne was
never so surprised in her life: said
she was just about to accept some
one else. You're a lucky boy. Kid
"How did she know that I was go
ing to propose?" stammered the Kid.
'But I'd better not keep her waiting
He was detained by the voice of a
classmate: "Hello. Kid. Heard the
"No. What news?'
"Philology Crown's going to he mar
"Is he? It's nbont time." The Kid
was not In the least Interested.
"Here they come!" called one of ttic
bovs a few feet 'away. "Here's a
rousing cheer, boys. Are you ready?"
"IJ-r-o-w-n! Itipl Itah: itee! King
King! King!" came the shout of twen
Kid Walker was completely dazed,
fl looked up to see Professor Brown
walking rapidly by. with Marjory King
smiling at his side. Ills eyes met
"Isn't she n stunner?" asked an en
Stanton smiled grimly at the Kid.
"Oh. sh?'s n stunner, all right, if that's
what you want to know."
CHILDREPJ MARCH OUT SAFE
Organization in a Chicago School
l'roes Most Kfl'ectivc.
Chicago, Oct. 2C. Five hundred
children promptly formed in drill order
today when fire broke out on the third
floor of the Jefferson high school. Tho
students reached the ground in perfect
order. The monetary damage is small.
Hoarseness in a child subject to
croup Is a sure indication of the ap
proach of the disease. If Chamber
lain's Codgh Remedy is given at oncf
or even after the croupy cough ha
appeared, it will prevent the attack.
Contains no poison. Sold by all drug
is first IM
many a j ,'
x Humor and X
I Philosoplty 5
A Tir 7i XSJVCAJV M. SMITH ' X
WHEN October's gTOwlmr colder
And the days are gettlns colder.
Whe the leaves grow red and ruatla.
When the weather makes us hustle.
Then we think of Halloween.
When the days are darlc and dreary
And the evening lires are cheery.
When the frost begins to bite us
And the northern wind to smite us.
Then we think ot Halloween.
When the pumpkins get to mellow
That it sort o makes a fellow
Wish Thanksgiving time were nearer.
Wish the weather colder, clearer.
Then look out for Halloween,
When the turkey starts to fatten
And its feathers fret like satin.
When the squirrel's In the thicket
And when home has gone the cricket.
Comes the spell of Halloween.
Then we gather rcund the fire
As the flames lean high and higher.
And we watch for ghosts and witches,
Stories tell of love and riches. -So
we keep our Halloween.
"How do you get away with the
holdup game. Shorty?" asked Bill, the
burglar, as the two friends were rest
ing themselves at the Crooks'. Retreat
before starting out for the night's
"Oh. that's eary."
"But I should think that some big
man would pick you up with one bund
and carry you to the station or at
least that he could Identify you easily
"That Is where I bare a complete
alibi. They nil report me to the police
as a strapping big six footer."
Gave It a Setback.
"You have mortally offended the
mother of the baby."
"How could I ? Didn't I praise the
shapeless bundle and say It looked
Just like its father."
'Sure. That was where you made
your mistake. A rich uncle, was stand
ing by whom the mother wanted the
child to make a good impression on."
George Washington, the records
Cut down a cnerry tree one day.
His-4atler said. "Who cut this, say?"
Hut (Jeorge did not deceive him.
Had lie fought out the northern goal
And hacked u sliver from the pole.
Though he had sworn upon his soul.
Would any one believe bimT
Had to Be Sat On.
"That Molly Flighty is such a flirt."
"But I hear you are not so slow at
that game yourself."
"Why, I never flirted In my life."
"Sure of that?"
"Well, at least she Is a dozen laps
ahead of me."
"Senator, In regard to our foreign
"Well, what about them?"
"How do you stand?"
"They don't bother me any. It la
V wife', relations I have fc .tand
Time to Stop.
'lie has been given up by the doe-
"I suppose they exhausted all of
Not exactly. They exhausted all of
Used, but Good.
"What's this you are running?"
"A secondhand matrimonial bureau.''
"Yes; we deal only la wldowi."
I bear Maude is engaged,'
I can't understand it."
This isu't leap year.
Comes Out Whole.
The kicker may not get his right
Nor nil his battles win.
But when they hand him a defeat
They do not rub It In.
In tho Bank.
"I don't see It
She has such an
, "But I have
seen her bank
It takes a good magician to save
money successfully- when there Is not
a cent to save.
ruzzle Find the successful lawyer
wuu oeuevea m the altruistic siae ox
When yon find a "good time" be
mighty careful that he Is not playing
you for one.
The poor we have alwnyn with n
antll they strike a gold mine. Then
we can't find them with a search warrant.
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