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THE nOCK ISLAND ARGUS.: FRIDAY. MAY 6, 1910.
.THE ARGUS. ; '
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. TRADES fffi COUNCIL, p !
Friday, May 6, 1901.
"Was Lorimer really elected by a buy
Nobody loves -a -briber except the
bribee, and he has1 bis doubts.
Senator Lorimer-is a great 'hand at
accumulating queer friends.
Wonder it Brother ' Charles turned
up "unobtrusively" at any point on
the president's late trip? ...
A day's outing in an airship in Ger
' many is going to be reasonably cheap.
Still, the trip will come high.
5 Quincy Herald; The rural carriers
' who are forbidden to shoot game must
?' return to the problem of a butcher's
It is hoped the confessing Illinois
legislators will not crowd the band
wagon too hard. They might break it
! down. v ;
' There's no telling what might hap
pen should a vacancy occur on the
British throne while' our Teddy is
bandy to the scene.
i- : It might be well for W. R. Hearst
yi to bear in mind that if he succeeds In
' the numerous libel suits he is filing
S against publishers for printing ac
,'. counts of Mayor Gaynor's speech, he
p will only show the way for these same
fr publishers to get back at him in kind.
', and with the excellent opportunity his
V, publications afford they will very like
V" ly outwind him In the end.
There is a fly in the ointment. One
of the first acts of Represntative
Havens of Rochester, the democrat
"who beat Aldridge in the Thirty-fourth
iNew York district, was to vote with
the old guard in the house against an
insurgent-democratic amendment to
the" interstate -commerce bill.' 'Thus
does shimmering gold take on the glint
of brass, and fondest hopes sink into
An army ofHcer, summoned as an ex
pert In a New York shooting case, ob
jected to taking the usual oath to tell
the truth, the whole truth and nothing
but' the truth. He said he was willing
to tell all he knew, but it was quite
possible also that he might be mis
taken, or that he was not acquainted
with the whole truth. If all experts
are as morbidly conscientious as this
about their own fallibility, expert tes
timony is going to be revolutionized.
The Ohio Idea.
Things are happening in Ohio.
The Cincinnati Times-Star, edited by
C. P. Taft, the president's half-
brother, who is credited with sneak
ing for the family, favors the nom
ination of Representative Nicholas
Longworth, Roosevelt's son-in-law,
for governor. Governor" Harmon's
popularity, and the fact that he may
be elected to succeed himself and
become thereafter the next demo
cratic candidate for the presidency.
seems to be driving the hostile fac
tions in the republican camp togeth
er. Blood is thicker than water.
This half-brother son-in-law com
bination indicates a joint effort of
stand patters and insurgents to hold
Ohio In line. There will be neither
treason to Taft nor to Teddy in
shouting and voting for Longworth.
Steel Passenger Coaches. .
Upon the delivery of 424 all-steel
passenger cars just ordered from the
Pullm&n company, the Harriman lines
will have more steel equipment than
any other railroad system in the Unit
ed States! The claim is made that
fully one-third of the entire system
will then be of the all-steel type.
Distinctive preeminence in the use
of all-steel cars has hitherto been en
joyed by the Pennsylvania system
which, with recent orders, soon will
have 900 passenger coaches of that
type. . But, Including the present order,
the Harriman lines by the end of the
year will have 925 such cars in service.
.Furthei-Aore, It Is believed that within
five years every passenger train on
the Harriman system will be of steel
The marked advantages of all-steel
passenger cars Is their ability to with
stand fire and their Indestructibility in
wrecks. Frequent collisions have oc
curred in which the metal coach and
Its burden of human freight have es
caped unscathed, while the old-fashioned
wooden car has been splintered
and twisted into a mass fit only for
the junk shop. No class of men are
Quicker to realize the possibilities of
economy In operation than railroad
managers usually are, and it is to the
credit of the directors of the Pennsyl
vania and Harriman lines that they
tiave recognized the value of the all
steel coach ahead of their, rivals. It
la a good deal cheaper to 'lessen ser
ious wreckage by Investing - in pre
ventive agents than to be called upon
to pay death claims as a ' result of
(ther. parsimony or ; a too cautious
p" " : - j'. -; ' 1 ."' ' . '
in dealings with a '-new
1 The Home Town.
Here is what Robert- J. - Burdette,
the clerical humorist, once said about
"the home town" and which stands
as the platform of the chamber of
commerce of Burlington the city
which Burdette dwell so long:
"He owes this duty to himself and
the town to - own- a . part ; of it.
Ever so small a lot, if he can't own
a big one. A 40-foot front, if he
can do no better. But he should
own a part of the town. That gives
him a siake in it.
"That man who owns a home in
the town 'never calls his town it.
When he speaks of it, whether it be
London, or Tail-holt, New YorK, or
Waikiki,- he says we our town.
And he ' has a right to. He is a
stockholder, a partner.
"More than that, when he owns
a piece of ground, farm or town lot,
he bas a stake in the earth. He is
a citizen of the universe. His prop
erty extends from the brimstone out
to the stars. Even now they are dis
puting concerning the right of an
airship to sail through the air over
a man's house 1 without the owner's
permission. The very thought is
enough, to make a man feel chesty.
And with good cause. ...
when a wild anarchist buys a
town lot he subsides into a moder
ate socialist. When he builds a
house on it. he fades into a con
servative citizen. When he brings
a wife Into it and transforms the
house into a home he is apt to Join
the republican or democratic party,
and begins to question the wisdom
of strikes. When the baby Is born
he opens an account at the bank. And
when the boy is 14 years old he be
gins the very serious study of the
question of prohibition as contrasted
with an open town, with the lid off.
"A man who owns his home be
gins to study his ticket six weeks
before election day. He scrutinizes
every name on it, ana )ooks up tne
candidate's record. It is the man who
can tie up his real and personal
property in a handkerchief that shuts
his eyes and votes the ticket the boss
gives him without unfolding it.
"A man owes it to his town to
boost it in public on all occasions
and at all times. The corrections of
its failings and faults are for the
privacy of the home circle. A man
who would thrash his boy on the
front steps of the court house ought
to be whipped out of town. The
citizen who welcomes the stranger by
telling him what a rotten city .gov
ernment we have, what a corrupt
set of officials misrule the town;
how the town lags behind the age in
all matters of progress and develop
ment, that it is a dead town ani
will be so long-as certain men rule
it is an undesirable citizen.
"When a man tells, you that what
his town needs" is a half dozen first
class, funerals, he may be correct.
But he should be the first to be bur
J,A man owes it to his town to
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In Our Grocery Department
Sugar. 19 lbs for ..... $1.00
Fancy large olives, in quart
jars .... 25c
Bismarck pure fruit preserves,
such as strawberries, rapsber-,
. ries, blackberries, plums and
peaches, in quart Jars . ... 25c
Monarch tomato catsup, regu
lar 25c bottles, ask to try one,
per bottle 20c
Jarvis corulal blackberry, in
quart bottles, each 750
Unfermented grape Juice, abso
lutely pure, bottle 25c
1615-1617 Second Avenue
shout its advantages from the house
tops. The . entire, registry list should
be the promotion committee. If nec
essary put blinders on ' the visitor
and let him see only what you want
him to see. ' When he asks- you what
chance a poor man has in 'town, tell
him the truth. Tell him-the poor
man is the only man - who - has a
chance. 'And that is no-Joker , Show
him the beautiful homes of the men
who came here with a capital ' of
working hands and thinking brains.
Tell him the story of the man who
began with day wages. Tell him you
think there should be a law 'com
pelling the poor man to give the
rich man a handicap when they come
into competition with each other,
so as to give the rich man a chance.
It is the penniless boys like John
Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Phil
Armour, and that class who backed
the rich men's sons of their poverty
laden days clear off the earth."
lay 6 in American
170S Francis Xavier de Larell Mont
. moreoci, first Roman Catholic bish '
op of Canada, died; born 1623.
1902 F. Bret Harte. noted author,
died; born 1859. Rear Admiral
' William T. Sampson. D. S- N re
tired, died; bora 1840.
GRANT SPANISH CLAIMS
$1,387,845 Awarded in Report of
Washington, May 6. Nine years of
.labor were finished and damages of
11,387,845 out of claims aggregating
65,000,p00 were awarded , when the
Spanish treaty claims commission
made a final report to President Taft
yesterday and went out of existence.
The claims of 542 American citizens
were passed upon. More than $2,000,
000 was claimed by the 152 members
of the crew of the battleship Maine.
Boswell P. Bishop, Harry K. Daugh
erty, W. L. Chambers, W. A. Maury
and James P. Wood were the members
of the commission. '
TRACTION TIEUP IS ENDED
Kewanec Street Railway Company
and Men AgTee to Arbitrate.
' Kewanee, 111.. May 6. The city
and interurban service of the Gales
burg and Kewanee Traction com
pany, which, has been suspended
since Sunday by failure of employes
and company to reach a new agree
ment, was resumed yesterday upon
acceptance of arbitration, with B. F,
Shadley of Galesburg, chairman of
the state board of arbitration, as the
Couple has 106 Descendants.
.Sterling, . 111., May
6. Mr, and
Mrs. Patrick Develan of Manlius, yes
terday celebrated their 63d wedding
anniversary. Four generations at
tended the ceremony. They have 106
zd values 99c
dots and suns. sat. -t r
Try a can of White house cof
fee, you will like it.
Jello of all flavors,
three packages for ...... 25c
Can - goods, tomatoes, corn,
peas, string beans and' red kid
three cans for 25c
Remember we carry the fin
est strawberries and all 'other
fruits. Also vegetables, the
best in the market with the
OLD DANIEL DREW'S SON PROTESTS .
II l l "V rrzX
rEW YORK. William Henry Drew, only child of Daniel Drew. Is making
N.W I Utt.1V. William ncm; w , .ui
vigorous protest against the book Just issued which purports to be Jer. and l re put off asking you every
an amplified diary of the famous old Methodist stock broker and n ffJ J "rtd
, t, nnrtr.it nf Daniol drawn hv the hook Is cer- resent it hovr, at the very last mo-
tainly unlovely, and William Henry intends to prevent the circulation ot
the work, if possible, and to have tome one punished. Mrs. Clarence 111
lngworth, granddaughter of Daniel, also insists that the book is a libel oa
the picturesque Wall street figure, and Is fun of careless untruths. Daniel,
his relatives assert, left no diary.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
Delia Priddy's Tea Party- By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrlchted. 191. by Associated Literary Preaa.
Delia Priddy tlew briskly around her
little kitchen. . Delia was giving a tea
party that nighj,.
In the other half of the bouse two
women sat talking In a sunny bow
window. Everything here was neat
and orderly, but the rooms lacked the
air of festivity that was Imparted by
the preparations for the party. '-' -
"If I was to give a tea party to the
sewing society wouldn't you think I
was mean if I didn't Invite my next
door neighbor?' demanded Ann Bart
"I don't know," returned Mrs. White
evasively. I guess I'll put this edging
in plain. What do ypu think, Ann?"
Mrs. Bart , stabbed ber knitting nee
dles into the folds of the shawl and
leaned back in ber rocking chair. "I'd
put It in plain if I was you, Senuy.
You needn't try to get out of answer
ing toe, for I want to know what's the
reason Delia Priddy didn't ask me to
her party? Haven't I always "been
nice to her? I've asked her time and
again to every kind of doings me and
; Jameeve ldNottuat she'd ever
come a step,' but I iuVitld her, and
now James is dead and burled and
I've come to live in -the other half of
the house t-should think she d have
manners enough to ask me. I've been
a member of the sewing society ever
since I married and came to Stillwa
ter that's twenty years ago. It's . a
public slight, that's what it is!"
Mrs. White quivered uneasily. "Tou
never knew Delia before yon was mar
ried and came to Stillwat-r T' she ven
Ann Bart shook her bead.
"I'll have to be going along home, 1
guess," said the other woman, rising
slowly and picking the threads from
her dress. "There's supper to get for
Henry and the children and she
paused awkwardly and shifted her
glance from her companion's face to
the flowering plants in the window
"your night blooming cerens has got
one, two, three it's got seven buds
on it! They look like they'll open to
night" She turned surprised eyes
upon ber hostess.
Mrs. Bart's lips took on a bitter
curve as sbe replied: Tes. it'll be
a-blooni tonight. I 'guess I'll have to
admire It all by myself.' Every mem
ber of the society I asked to come in
and see- It said she had an engage
mentJust as If I didn't know 'twas
Delia Priddy's 'party they were going
As the afternoon wore on her bitter
ness increased, and she was trembling
with anger and disappointment that
sbe could no longer conceal from her
self. Sbe wished some calamity might
befall Delia's tea party. Indeed, she
was' quite willing to become the au
thor of any catastrophe that would put
an. end to the merrymaking.
At 5 o'clock she saw Delia, arrayed
In a black silk skirt and white shirt
waist, tripping, down the street with
a pitcner in one hand. - uena wouia De
back In ten minutes.'
Like a little fury the widow flew
across the hall and opened Delia's
door. The table was set for supper
gold banded china, pale pink bam,
pickles andpreserves, three kinds of
cake, balls of pot cheese, a golden sal-adi-even
the bubbling of the teakettle
In the kitchen bespoke the pot of fra
grant tea that was to come. Ten places
were laid, and Ann Bart swiftly count
ed the members of the sewing society,
and there were nine and one over
that would be Delia's cousin from the
Junction. "She was always invited to
Ann , Bart .hesitated' for an instant
only. Then she darted back Into her
own -oom- and fetched a large flat bas
ket from her kitchen closet. - Into the
basket she set the plates of ham and
cake ; and cheese, .the dishes - of pre
serves and the bowl of salad. Guiltily
she returned to her own rooms and
sought the stairs leading to the large,
open - raftered attic .that was shared
alike by the two inmates of the house.
On the north half of the room Delia
Priddy kept her belongings, and In the
80pth ,'half ' Ann's things ' were stored
away. Ann was particular to place
the captured viands In Delia's half of
the attic. When Delis found them she
might conjecture what she pleased.
Mrs. Bart was too angry to analyze
her own motives at that moment. -
A. large chest was set back under the
L ; '
rafters. Ann crept forward and threw
back the Ud. Tbe chest was half filled
with boxes and bundles and formed a
safe hiding place for the plates of
food. These were set carefully on top
of the packages in tbe trunk, and Ann
beld one. small box In ber hand while
she arranged tbe chest" The sound of
footsteps on the path below brought
her to her feet with a sudden sense of
guilt. . She dropped the lid with a bang
and threw tbe basket into a distant
corner among her own things.
Qnce below in her own rooms she
found herself clutching a small paste
board box. She had forgotten to re
place it in the chest. She beard Delia
on tbe back porch talking to the cat.
and sbe hastily thrust tbe box in her
workbasket and threw -her knitting
over the whole.
Delia's light step came Into the hall
and paused at Ann's kitchen door.
Mrs. Bart's heart almost stopped beat
ing for an instant, then it went on In
heavy, angry throbs.-
Let Delia Priddy accuse her of steal
ing the supper. She would laugh in
her face! '
There was the sound of a low knock
Will not cut down our
prices more than we have
done on these specials
Queen Olives, quart ..... 40c
Dill pickles, gallon 25o
Sour pickles, gallon 25c
Lingon berries, gallon .. 25c
Anchovies, three pounds . 25c
Prunes, extra large California,
four pounds 2 5c
Dundee milk, 12 cans ... 40c
Corn, six- cans 47c
Peas, six cans 47c
Tomatoes, six cans .... 47c
Pumpkin, six cans ...... 47c
Lye, six' cans 47c
Lu Lu washing powder,
six cans . . . 45c
White Line washing powder,
12 packages 45c
Bulk starch, seven pounds 25c
Fancy dried pears, pound 10c
Buttermilk soap, three
bars in bcx 10c
Wltchhazel Eoap, three bars in
Cucumber and glycerine soap,
three barsin box 10c
. Bromangelon, three
Matches, five boxes 20c
Yeast Foam, package ..... 3c
Maple syrup, gallon .. $1.25
We still have a supply of bulk garden seeds of extra
Eaco flour best that money can buy.'
at the kitchen door, and Ano utrode
swiftly across Ihe floor and threw the
door wide open. There stood Delia
wltb her milk pltcber in one band and
the black cat curling about ber skirts.
"Good eveniHg. hesitated Delia, with
one look at Ana's face.
-Good evening, snapped Mrs. Bart,
with questioning brows.
-May I come In for a few minutes?"
asked Delia. -I want to say something
to you, Mrs. Bart.".
-Come In." said Ann ungraciously.
leading the way into the dining room
and pulling forward a stiff rocker.
But Delia stood, tall and slender and
very pale, ber pitcher beld in the curve
of her lonz arm. The black cat stilr
arcbed its back against ber silken
skirt. , .'
Ann watched her and waited, fierce
ly expectant of the accusation. Sbe
Imagined that Delia bad seen her dev
astated supper table through the win
dow, or she may have observed Ann
In the very act of despoiling the ta-
"I want yon to come to my supper
party." blurted forth Delia at last. -1
know I've never been very friendly to
you. Mrs. Bart, but I mean to do bet-
mont. I Just made up my mind to rush
In and hare it out! I've got a place
all laid for you. and I expect we'll all
have a real good time together. Will
Delia's blue eyes were lifted for an
Instant to the crayon portrait of James
Bart on the wall over the mantel
piece; then her glance fell on the
strangely working features of Ann
"I can't come," said Ann In a chok
"Why?" asked Delia gently.
'You'll know why when you go Into
your rooms," retorted Ann bitterly.
"I am sorry. I hope you'll change
your mind." said Delia, turning to the
When the door had closed Ann
reached down and took the box out
of her workbasket and thrust It in a
small cupboard in the chimneypiece.
It slipped forward and before Ann'
could catch it fell to the floor, distrib
uting its contents over the hearth rug.
With a little cry of dismay Ann bent
down to pick up the scattered letters
and photographs. As she placed the
last one In tbe box her arm stiffened,
and she held the picture before ber
eyes with a strange set smile on her
was a picture of her husband,
James Bart taken in his handsome
young manhood. The bold dark eyes
looked confidently Into her own and
seemed to challenge her to criticise the
few words written In his crabbed writ
ing across tbe bottom of the card:
"To Delia, from James. April 2,
1SSS." That was a year before he had
Ann rose stiffly to her feet and cloeed
(Continued on Page Eight)
X Humor and X
J Philosophy 0
Q "Or iViCAJt M. SMITH X
"yAJKITY and shopping acumen have
a hard lustle wheu a woman goes
shopping because sbe likes to have tbe
attention paid to an extravagant shop
per and also likes to reap tbe benefits
due a bargain bunter.
When a man doesn't come home till
morning it keeps Mm guessing to de
termine why be came at all.
The man who sows wild oats very of
ten makes a tame finish. '
Any man knows he can marry any
girl be wants to until be wants to.
The difference is that tbe wives of
some men set I hem tip in business and
the wives of other men break, them up
A daughter in
six in tbe parlor.
tbe kitchen Is worth
A man who bas made a dollar knows
bow it was done and bow to draw a
diagram for tbe making of another.
After a man has been married a year
he forgets that be was ever anything
Children soon learn tbat. tbongb tbelr
parents may be master bands at mak
ing Jokes, tbey are bad takers of tbe
Thota Glorious Evanings.
Tha lummtr nifhts ara coming.
Taose evenings mad to apooa,
Tha long and lingering twilight
Of mild and mellow June, .
When lovers love to linger
And rubber at tbe moon.
Not In the noisy city.
Where Ice cream signs hsng low.
- But In tbe balmy suburb .
Tbey much prefer to go
To lean against each other
And mender to and fro.
God made these nights for oourtlng.
Or so tbe poet sang. .
For two to get together
And deftly dodge the gang;.
To stroll off by tbelr lonesocie,
As we would say in slang
For two to talk to whispers
And formulate a plan.
For her to be his lady
And him to be her men
To- bliss that travels single
To neatly tie a can.
They tell the old. old story.
Though freshened up a bit
And rounded at the edgos.
Tbeir specisl case to fit.
And, though it Is a chestnut
It makes with them a hit.
"Are the police of your town
"Oh, quite so Indeed!"
"That is good."
"Tbey are always on band In a diffi
culty, I suppose."
"Well. I couldn't nay about that but
I do know tbat tbey are always first
aid to the uninjured."
"She married blm for his money."
"Tea. but sbe afterward fell in love
"Then she saw It wasn't right for
her to keep him under false pretenses,
so upon hit settling- a Cue Income on
her she divorced him." "
He owns the earth."
"I've known lots of men who do
"Own the earth?"
"Yes. I'd like to see a man who has
been able to annex tbe comet."
Same a tha White.
Re wed a Choctaw maiden.
And when he tried to balk
She took blm by the collar
And made him tow the chalk.
"Do you know the most successful
fay to raise children?"
"No. Do your
"What is It?"
"Blow tbe hot waffle roan's horn at
S o'clock In tbe morning."
"Lightning never strikes twice In tbe
"So I bave beard. I wonder why."
"Because It can't find it."
"Can t find it?" ,
"No. There Isn't any left."
- Too Formal.
"Did you make a formal demand for
"What did you dor
"1 hit blm wilb a club."
No Dry Sport.
"Going fishing till rummer?"
"No; I bare signed tbe pledge."
"Well. It amounts to that"
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