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THE ROCK ISLAND "ARGUS, WEDXESPAY, AUGUST 24, 1910.
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Wednesday, August 24, 1910.
I hereby announce myself as a can
dldate for the democratic nomination
for minority representative in the Thirty-third
senatorial district, and ask the
support of all democrats who deem me
worthy. -'j. S. SLOAN.
The third Rock Island Exposition w
goings to be the charm.
The Roosevelt advertising bureau
la traveling with him.
Teddy's speeches so far en route J
are not calculated to win the disap
probation of Brother Charles. So
the country is breathing easy.
President Taft Is to favor tariff
revision again on a scientific basis,
In which event the Aldrlch-Payne
school will prove the analytical sci
entists. Colonel Roosevelt took a 6lde
swipe at Vice President Sherman in
his Utica speech, which he will not
consider himself called upon to ex
. If yon want your out-of-town rela
tives and friends to have a rare treat
when they visit you, write them to
come during Exposition week when
they can see the Curtiss aeroplane
flights and do not forget the dates
Sept. 12-17 a whole week.
Schenectady, N. Y., so far Is the
.banner city for Increase in 1910 cen
sus. It has gained 129 per cent in
. 10 years Its population having
grown from 31,682 to 72,826. But
just think what it might have been
if the town had -a different name.
An American Florence Xightingale.
The death in England of Florence
Nightingale should recall to Amer
icans that this country possesses a
woman whose work on the battlefield
has been even more extensive and
whose Influence has gone far toward
making the Red Cross what It is to
day. Clara Barton may be safely
said to be one of the foremost of
living American women. Her life's
work practically ended, she Is pass
Ing from her 89th to her 90th year
In the quiet and obscure Maryland.
village of Glen Echo.
Miss; Barton's beginning was much
more humble than that of Florence
Nightingale. For 10 , years she
taught school. Bordentown.. famed
as the erstwhile refuge of a Bona
parte, owes its system of public
Bchools largely to her genius for or
ganization. wnen tne civil war
came on Miss Barton not only did re
lief work in the field, but organized
a searcn ror missing men. Bo mer
itorious were her services in this di
rection that congress granted her
$15,000 to carry it to completion
Hundreds, if not thousands of fa mi
lies, knew the fate of a beloved rela
tive as a result of her painstaking
At the close of the civil conflict in
this country, Miss Barton turned her
attention abroad and did relief work
throughout the Franco-Prussian war
She became associated with the In
ternational Red Cross association and
broadened its scope so as to provide
for relief in great calamities. She
wears the Iron Cross of Germany
She holds decorations from practical
ly all the great powers. In a mes
sage to congress President McKinley
officially praised her for her work
in the Spanish-American war.
Such, In brief, is the career of
Clara Barton. Like Florence Night
ingale she . needs no monument of
stone or bronze to commemorate her
. Democratic Victory at Hand.
With such excitement over the off
year elections throughout the country
what may we not expect at the presi
dential election In 1912?
There seems to be an upheaval of
public sentiment at the present time.
The republican party with its majority
In congress, Its president In the White
house, and in absolute control, has
made such a distinctive failure of
government, the people must and will
have a change. So indifferent has
the Taft-Aldrlch-Ballinger - Cannon -Payne
combination become to public
sentiment, progressive republicans
have repudiated their own party man
agement. ; The New York Yvorld, has listed
12 reasons for the upheaval of senti
ment. They are:
1. The colossal sugar frauds.
2. The Panama canal corruption.
3. The cost of living as affected by
the extortionate tariff and the trusts.
4. The extravagance of govern
ment expenditures amounting now to
$1,098,847,184 in one year.
5. The part played by Mr. Wicker
sham in the sale of the friar lands
In the Philippines.
6. The amount of money that Cor-
foWnii on1 ntbar rnhinpt momhpm fnr
A, j -u-
Corporations sqnvezeu out ot uie tf1"-1
traces yjgf OINCHa Xi
tocrats for campaign purposes when
Roosevelt ran in 1904 and. how much
Hitchcock raised for Taft four years
7. The efforts at leasts and syndi
cates., to gu&b tjjnber and mineral
lands and water-pfcwer sites, and Bal
linger's relations ihcreto.
. 8, The enorjnus expense of jingo
ism wars past Jd to come, now cost
ing $431,000,000 ajtear..
9. The reason why president Taft
joins the Guggenheims In denying to
Alaska a territorial government.
10. The influences that were behind
the rubber schedule, the cotton sched
ule and the wool schedule of the extor
tionate Pffyne-Aldrich tariff.
11. The part played by national
officers in promoting the plundering,
of the civilized Indians of Oklahoma by
lawyers, claim agents and politicians.
12. The members of congress who
had a' direct pecuniary interest in the
Payne-Aldrich tariff and what they
made by it.
The republican party's official re
pudiation or Its bwn platform on the
paramount tariff Issue and its obvious
subservience to privilege have been
most willful and brazen.
It has been a defiance of the public
which has resulted in splitting the re
publican party in twain and making a
change to democratic control an abso
Mr. Cole at the Democratic Door.
Chicago Examiner: George E. Cole
announces that he. has about made up
his mind to vote the democratic ticket
this fall. .
This is highly encouraging to demo
crats, not only because of Mr. Cole's
wide personal influence in Cook coun
ty, but for the reason that his attitude
of - persons who have hitherto acted
with the republican party, and have j
grown utterly tired out!
For many years George E. Cole has
courageously labored early and late to
bring about better political conditions
in Cook county and Illinois. It was
his thought that this could be best
done by aiding the most desirable can
didates of all parties, and with un
wearied patience he and his associates
have tesetd the plan to the uttermost.
The outcome has been quite disap
pointing. After all the attempts to de
liver the voters from the power of po
litical machines and center their bal
lots in good men without regard to
party names, Mr. Cole finds that politi
cal conditions have reached a bad cli
max in state and county a climax for
which the republican party Is clearly
responsible. " .
In turning his face toward the dem
ocratic party he will Indulge In no il
lusions. He will not perceive in this
party a perfect ideal one wholly de
void of blemishes.
But he will be attracted by the main
trend of democratic principles and he
will note with pleasure that in this
campaign the democracy is carrying
into the battle a banner blazened with
the initiative, referendum and recall
a princple which, if fully realized, will
make a swift end of gang rule and
will perfectly achieve those ends for
which Mr. Cole has so gallantly strug
gled. He will also reflect that democratic
administrations in the state and city
have upon the whole been honest, eco
nomical and intelligent and thl3 re
flection will strongly invite him to
make the change!
The v Examiner believes that Mr.
Cole's position Is that of thousands of
honest republicans in Cook county,
and we trust that the democratic party
will, In its final platform -utterances
and nominations, do nothing to repel
such desirable acquisitions.
Headquarters Democratic State Cen
tral Committee of Illinois, Chicago, 111.,
A convention of the Democracy of
Illinois is hereby called to meet on Fri
day, Sept. 23, 1910, at noon, at the audi
torium of the city hall in the city of
Kast St. Louis, for the following pur
To nominate three candidates for
trustees of the University of Illinois,
To adopt a party platform,
To transact such other business as
may properly be presented.
The said convention will be composed
of delegates from the several counties
of the slate of Illinois, to be selected
under the provisions of the primary
election laws in force July 1. 1910.
The basis of representation for the
counties will be one delegate for every
400 votes and major fraction thereof
cast for the Bryan and Kern electors of
the democratic ticket or 1H0H.
The total number of delegates which
shall compose the convention is 1.140
and the number or aelearates to which
each county is entitled is as follows
Champaign . 13-
i tarK . , i
Coles ..T 10
Gallatin , 5
Green r 8
Hancock ..... ........ ............. 11
Henderson 4 v...,. 2
Henry .. . 6
Jackson - , 8
Jo Daviess 6
Kendall A 1
Lake ...... 6
Lawrence . .
Macoupin . .
Madison . . . .
MAKES BIG ADVANCE IN BATTLE WITH CONSUMPTION
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4?"' j5 ! - --V -; :- - Sgrr
m r wrf ? , V 1
ORle . 4
Randolph . . .
Sangamon . .
Schuyler . . . .
Washington ....a 5
Wayne F 7
Williamson 4 9
Winnebago ..... 5
By order of the democratic state cen
I. B. Craig Secretary.
Aug. 24 in American
1510 Tbeuxiore i'urlier. clerjryman and
radical thinker, born in Lexington.
Mass.; dld 1S00.
1S14 Washington captured by the
British, and the capital and other
public buildings were burned.
1802 The two hundred and fiftieth an
niversary of the settlement of
Gloucester. Mass.. celebrated.
1003 Major Charles H. Smith (Bill
Arp). well known southern humor
ist, died: born 1S20.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
Telling Mary By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, lslo, by Associated Literary Press.
Jim Ilaswell and 1 stared at each
other across the polished top of the
library table. Between us lay an open
cash box showing a neatly tied packet
labeled "Mary's Bonds." In my ex
tended hand was a leather jewel case
, "The necklace is gone," I gasped at
"Mary must not be told yet," pant
ed Jim, resting back on his heels.
THH DETECTIVE STABFD T THI 8AFK.
dusty and disheveled. "No telling
what might happen to her weak heart
If she became excited." , '
There was a light tap onthe door
and my wife's voice, "May I come In?"
"Sit down, dear, if you,'re going to
stay," I said.
"I, can't stay, Teter. I've got no end
of business to attend to," she said with
pretty importance. I merely want to
remind you both that tomorrow Is my
Birthday you haven't forgotten that I
shall be twenty-live years of age, and
that at last I am to have Aunt Be
lgian's necklace?" .
"Of course we haven't forgotten," I
said, with dignity.
"I believe I shall claim -it tonight,
boys! At midnight I shall be or age,
and you may deliver It to me, then."
"Very well, dear." I said drearily.
"What is the matter?" entreated
Mary tearfully. Tou-both look so
worried." - -
I took her In my arms. "Jim and 1 1
PHILADELPHIA. Another big
stride has been made in the pre
vention and cure of consump
tion. A Philadelphia physician,
working modestly but persistently, has
made the discovery that certain bacil
lus when taken Into the animal body,
disappears and gives rise to a more
or less marked resistance to the tu
bercular infection on the part of the.
animal thus treated. The man is Dr."
Samuel Gibson Dixon, the commission
er of health of Pennsylvania. He made
the discovery some years ago. Since
that time he has been able to fully test
this treatment upon tuberculosis pa
tients, and those medical men who
have watched bis work do not hesitate
to express their gratification at Its
success. -Dr. Dixon says he has
reached a point which means at least
an "immunization" from the disease to
a greater or less extent.
Dr. Dixon Is not only a physician,
but a lawyer, and a good one, too. He
was admitted to the Philadelphia bar
In 1877. He studied medicine at ti.-.
University of Pennsylvania, was gradu
ated from that Institution, and ircnif .
diately went abroad to study bacter
ology and hygiene. He lives in a beat
tiful home at Ardmore, culled Black
are wonu-U uici a Wttle luatter of
business. It will come-out all right in
"Is that ell. Peter, truly?"
I nodded solemnly.
"You you haven't been specnlat
"Lord, no! Didn't I promise you I
never would again?"
She drew herself away, smiling.
"I'm glad of that. Peter it's a greut
temptation to obtain money quickly
but it's ri3ky and worrisome. Good
by, dears. Cheer up and be sweeter
tempered wheir I come home."
"What do you say to my calling
headquarters and have a detective sent
up here?" said Jim.
"Let er go." I said gruffly, and while
Jim talked at some length over the
telephone I rearranged the safe in its
usual condition, looking the tin cash
box end empty jewel case in the cup
board. "We will have to .break the news to
Mary tonight," I said anxiously.
"She'll take it hard after waitlug all
these years for a $30,000 diamond
necklace and then have it stolen from
tinder ber very nose. Whw!"
We sat in melancholy silence for an
hour; then the doorbell rang and Stif
fins ushered in a small, stupid looking
little man. with 111 fitting clothes and
grimy hands. lie tendered a printed
.card. . '
"Ah. Mr. Bump be seated." I said,
after introducing the detective to Jim.
I found a box of cigars, and we lighted
Briefly I related the circumstances:
That Jim Ilaswell and myself were
executors of the estate of the late Miss
Betblab Ilaswell (own aunt to Mary
and Jim. who had died eight years
ago and left among other bequests
one to my wife; this bequest consisted
of several listed securities valued at
perhaps $4,000 and a handsome .dia
mond necklace, estimated to be worth
at least $30,000. These were not to
be given tq Mary until she reached
the age of twenty-five, which would
happen on the morrow.
This afternoon we opened the safe
to check off the bonds and arrange for
their transfer to my wife, and we had
discovered the jewel case to be empty.
Mr. Bump's eyes darted from Jim's
distressed face to my own and spoke
for the first time' since entering the
house. ' .
"111 look around," he said In a dry.
husky voice. -
He examined the safe, the cash box,
the locks and keys, the combination to
the safe, the rugs on the floor, the
window latches and looked up th
Inside Job." be said tersely.
"You mean the servants?" demanded
We leaned against the mantelpiece
While the unni.ir '-ti ul liiv Mate.
"You didn't ought to kep "em In- the
bouse," he said severely.
"We are aware of that fact now,"
remarked Jin impudently. "Give us
fresh Information if you can!"
"I can." snapped Mr. Bump ominous
ly. "Then his voice went on rapidly,
without pause: "There was two men
on the job: they Ucew the combination.-'
had keys to the cupboard and
cash box; It was a darn for 'em.
gents! Cue man was tali and fair,
with a scar on his. temple like Mr.
Ilaswell here, and the other feller was
the very spit of yourself. Mr. Dray
ton." He smiled Impudently into our
"What do you mean?" sputtered
"I mean when a firm of architects is
pressed for $10,000 and they hold Its
worth in trust for a relative it's an
easy m:tter to raise the money and
call in the central office to cook up a
robbery yarn." be said brutally. "Now.
gents, I'll give you till tomorrow after
noon to produce that necklace."
The door closed behind bis shrinking
form, and Jim and I tottered into op
posite chairs and stared aghast at each
"Fool idea. that, your calling up
headquarters." I muttered angrily.
"You've got us in no end of a mess!"
"IIow the devil did Le learn we need
ed $10,000?" groamd Jimmy. "Must
have snooped around a lot on his way
"It's bis business to snoop. That's
what you hired him foe," I remarked
At dinner that night Jim and I were
sunk into an abyss of melancholy.
Mary was the very rpirit of Joyous
anticipation. She talked and laughed
and merrily rallied us on our silence.
Afterward she played and sang until
the clock struck 11. Then she turned
on the piano bench and rose to her
graceful height. -
"Boys," she 6ald tremulously. "I'm
going upstairs for awhile. I'll meet
you in the library at, 12 o'clock."
In the library we smoked drearily
until the hall clock rang twelve dread
The door opened slowly, and Mary,
resplendent in white satin, entered.
Jim knelt before the safe and open
ed it. Silently be handed me the tin
box. and as silently I opened it.
"Mary. dear, these securities will be
transferred to you tomorrow today. I
mean," I said lamely. "Their value
now is about $4,000. and you may do
as you please about"
"Bother the old securities. Peter." in
terrupted Mary. "I want the neck
lace." I held the Jewel case in my hand.
"Dear." I said, "can you bear a
"What !s it. Peter?" 6he half whis
pered. "Dear, the necklace has disap
peared!" I blurted out suddenly.
"Since when?" demanded Mary.
"We discovered its loss this after
noonI mean yesterday at 4 o'clock.
If It does not show up. Jim and I will
make up Its loss to you."
"Fiddlesticks! Open the case!" com-1
I snapped open the cover and there
on Its white satin bed lay the diamond
"Jove!" yelled Jimmy, prancing ex
"A foolish joke." commented my
wife as I clasped the necklace around
ber graceful neck. She kissed me soft
ly and then reached nnd drew Jimmy
into the triangular embrace.
"Dears." my wifp eselniiiiod. forget
ting all about thp necklace, "you've
been in trouble over your stupid busi
ness. You needn't deny it. I heard you
talking one night! You , nettled just
$10,000 to set' you on jour foot not
ten thousand borrowed dollars that
would have to be paid bnrk. but that
amount for your very own ar.d I've
got it for you!"
"What!" we roared Increduously.
"Yes. sirs," she smiled hwppily, "I've
committed all sorts, of crimes to gain
my ends, and I'm not a bit repentant,
although I've been dreadfully afraid
you would find mo cut especially yes
terday afternoon you acted so queer.
Now listen. I stole the combination
to the safe from Peter's desk, and I
took his key when he was sick two
weeks ago and had a duplicate made
of it. so that early this week I took
my necklace and raised $10,000 on it"
She paused dramatically.
"I took the money to father's old
friend. Colonel Mnldoon. - and asked
blm If he wouldn't please Invest it so
it would be doubled at once. I have
beard that everything he touched turn
ed to gold."
"He said he liked my nerve in asking
blm to do such a thing, but be said he
was goin? to stir up Prairie Limited.
60 he put It in that"
"Lord of lore! Prairie Limited
solid gold!" I burst out.
"Don't Interrupt. Peter. Yesterday
he telephoned me to come down to his
office and receive the proceeds, and.
dears, there was enough to rec!j-m tbo
necklace and tea thousand over bere'J
the bank draft. Am I not a finan
'You're a darling! cried her brother
when I had released her. "But. Mary.
dear, you, er speculated; It's against
your principles. You should not have
done it even for us."
"I never thought of it In that way."
she faltered, and then her face broke
into a lovely smile. "I did It for lova
of you two. and what is principle com
pared to love?"
There was only one answer to that.
tnd we gave It.
All the news all the nm 9 The Argus.
Time, Clothes, Labor
5 Bar Box 25c ssn
I Humor andv X
I Philosophy ?
f r WtCJkJ M. SMITH
TT Is a real test of a woman's In
genuity when she gets up a good
upper without a thing to eat In the
Did you ever notice that It Is always
when you cun't afford It that you do?
A clever ninnls one who never lets
Lis wife find out bow stupid he Is.
A man who really prefers his wife's
cooking seldom figures In a divorce
One disagreeable thing about Duty Is
that she has such a habit of calling so
early in the morning.
It is working without appreciation
or applause that is the test of char
acter. It Is a queer
world. Some peo
ple get on by be
ing foolish and
others by being
bis dignity are a
hard pair for a
man to serve.
A man nay be ever so fond of wid
ows, but he bates awfully to have one
of his own.
Money makes the world go round,
and It also keeps the bills from com
"Do you think any one can become
"Yes, by . practice. Demosthenes
talked with pebbles In bis mouth so as
to acquire clear enunciation."
"That was nothing. My wife can di
rect the movement of the entire house
hold and bold up her end In neighbor
hood gossip with her mouth full of
. The Psychological Momtnt
"What is tho baseball score?" S6ked
the woman in blue.
"The home team won."
"Are you interested in the gamer
"No, but I keep track of It. When
the home team has won three games in
succession I am going to ask my bus
band for a new dress."
Restricting the Vision.
Did you ever seo a rabbit climb a trT
Lld you ever see a porker taking wlngT
ICo; I never, never fro' upon a epree.'
And the sober seldom seo that rort of
"How did be look?"
"A1hu what?" - v:-
"He found the lock forced and
things thrown all about the room."
"And be suspected"
"Well, he half suspected that the
house had been burglarized."
Gave Away the Scrt.
"What do you call your country
"But I didn't know you were a trust
Just a Precaution.
"lie says a man should hare no se
crets from his wife."
"Don't you agree with that?"
"Yes, in theory" -"But
"Well, I don't want my wife to leave
me." . "
"lie Is a very busy man."
"Seems to be. What does be do?"
"Keeps track of everything that la
going on." '
"For what purpose?"
"To keep bin wifo in good humor."
"Why do you give so much advice?"
"Well, you see, I am generosity Itself
and bound to give, and advice la the
cheapest thing I have."
Let's quit our senseless CTOWlInT
And choer up tor awhile.
From bent brows drlv tho scowling
And change our facial stylo.
Our troubles will not matter
A hundred years from date.
Let's joy and gladness scatter
And let the worries wait.
Lot's hunt up Fortune's number
And Kt her on the phone.
Then let our worries slumber
And court her for our own,
Insist that she shall meet US '
And take a little stroll
Where joy and hope will greet ws
And sink Into our soul.
No ono will pay us money
For weeping every day.
There's nothing In It, sonny.
It rtally duenn't pay.
Ko smiling friends' It brings us
Nor words of wisdom rare
In fact, the mean thing stings be
And nils us full of car.
Bo let dl grouches tumble
Hack to the moldy past
Tea, bid them tro and crumble
Into oblivion vast
Tell Trouble she must chase her
Orlm self In double quick"
Or etsa w will erase her
With Teddy's famous stick.
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They strengthen the digestive organs,
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