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TITO TIOCK ISEAXD ARGUS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24. 1911.
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Tuesday, January 24, 1911.
People who like old-fashioned win
ters should buy a 30 day round-trip
ticket to Winnipeg.
Th. T-l TQ
has begun to look serious over the
revelations at Danville.
An oversanguine contemporary says
"the hobble skirt is passing." In this
locality is seems to be clinging.
Elgin, too. has voted to adopt the
commission plan. So the reforma
tion spree-is to all the ends of the
great state of Illinois.
The city of Elgin on Saturday
adopted the commission form of gov- j tQ uge h,g to'further the mn.
ernment by a majority of 840 in a;dldav . Ktataa eanatnj... nr
total vote at 3,650. All the cities in
Illinois that have voted on it have
adopted the plan except Rockford,
where a peculiar local combination
brought about its defeat, and Cham
paign. Fleet of Stoel.
Steel barges in regular freight
service on the Mississippi river would
be found profitable of themselves
and "would also be a factor in con
trolling railway rates. The New Or
leans Picayune, not unreasonably,
looks forward to a great revival of
river traffic 'when the flatboats that
now carry ooal from Pittsburg to
New Orleans and are then broken
up and sold for lumber or fuel shall tion of such a central bank." su"
be replaced by steel barges. Such ; KeP,s Senator Aidrkh. This leaves;
barges, laden with coal. Iron, steel, I the impression that he does not have!
oil, grain, or other heavy and j a central bank in mind. But nobody j
bulky freights for the downward! fan read his plan in detail without'
trip would be available for lighter j realizing that it is a central bank'
north-bound cargoes towed back and of issue that he proposes. It 13 to j
forth by powerful steam tugs, at be the depository and fiscal agent of j
rates of carriage with which thei'lle national government. It is to;
railroads would find it impossible to j have the sole issue power. It may j
successfully compete. receive deposits from those national
This is the true function of the banks which are stockholders in it. 1
Mississippi river. The Picayune de l11 shaU establish branch banks, j
Clares It "has positive assurances i which, just as under the central)
that the Carnegie Stel co'mpanv has '
already constructed a fleet of steel
barges for its own uses on the west
ern rivers and chiefly for transport
Ing the company's heavy products ' "llM?rw lse oe 'oanea " invest-,
.Hhntun r,ri, tn.,ments in home enterprises. It may!
California and other Pacific ports
and to the various American coun
tries to the south of us."
There 1s no doubt that regular
barge traffic on the Ohio, Missouri
and Mississippi rivers for the greater
part of the year is quite feasible. It
could he made profitable both for
carriers and for producers who would
find advantage in a cheapened ser
vice. How the- Shop Girl Works.
In the December number of the
Union Labor Advocate in "Impres
sions of the garment workers' strike,"
the "writer, Caroline J Hunt, speaks
of being at a breakfast given In Chica
go by the woman's trade union league
and sitting by the side of a Russian
Jewish girl noticed her white drawn
face before the girl arose to tell of her
work. 6he 6ald, "Four or five years
ago when I was strong I could earn
$13 a week by working all the time,
always so fast as a dvll. like a
machine. Now the work is divided in
so email particles that a pair of pants
goes through hands. The particles
Into which it is divided is so small
that you could not write them out.
One girl is pewing all the time on
watch pockets another on the large
pockets, and eo on on all those lit
tle articles. By working all the time
now I can make only $10 a week."
It .appears that for two or three
years this girl has worked for 1
hours a day that was when she earn
ed $13 a week. Much of her work
was done by electric light, and, as she
put it, "Myself, have spoiled my eyes,
and now wear glasses all the time."
Evidently the girl was practically
worked out. What was there before
here? Can anyone feel surprised that
from such groups of girls there
develop desperate characters. Flesh
and blood1 cannot bear such slave-driving.
Is it any wonder that they
etrfke? There is nothing left for
' them to do.
Purrfr the IWIot Box.
The present general election law and j
the primary law exempt bribe givers!""1 ""T. u"
' , , ; . . .. . , iChamp Clark could have his Lam
but provide punishment for bribe tak-, p h hlm afcr the fnH, baI.
ZLJV 8 advan,f to richji. t. All Mr. Clark has to do. his
candidate, over poor candidate for , . . ,Q , . nonn, a
office. There is ahso too much money
v4liueu 1a our eiecuons ana J i
many undesirable persons reach office ;
because of their ability to spend largo j
iumi of money. It may be set down
j.j , . , 1 . ,
as a raci tnat tne man no spends a
considerable sum of money to be elect
ed to office will get it back by hook or
Governor Deneen realizes that the
primary law can not he made com
pletely effective unless supplemented
by a corrupt practices act that will j
minimize the expenditure of money by 1
cuuiaie5 ior omce. a om carrj uiB ;
mt this Idea has been drawn and will
be) introduced by Senator Jones this
week. It will embody the best feat-1
ures of the California, Oregon and llin-:
nesota laws, and provides that only ;
candidates and political committee;?
can expend money for political pur- j
Among its features are the follow- j
ins: , j
No political meetings to be held in !
barrooms or in halls connected with j
Candidates and political committees
to file, within 15 days after an elec- j
Hon, statement showing the amount of I
money spent and to whom. ;
Candidates are limited in expendi-i
tures to a total equal to 13 per cent of j
a year's salary of the office sought. j
Expenditures of both candidates
and committees are limited to the fol
lowing purposes: printing, traveling,
advertising, postage, stationary, ex
pressage, freight, telegraph and tele
phone, giving of information to the
public: political meetings; payment of
speakers; rent and furnishing of offi
ces; payment of clerical force; em
ployment of watchers at polls.
Corporations are prohibited from
contributing money; violation forfeits
charter or revokes license.
""lumaica tan uif oh in oi
uul" ue Ula siaiemeBl OI
No state of city employe or any
other official shall solicit in any way
any contribution. No soliciting can
be carried on in any public building.
It is made a felony to tamper with
the ballot boxes or stuff them; to make
fraudulent returns, or to threaten or
by corrupt means to influence a voter.
It is made a felony for any candi
date for United States senator or his
friends to "-rivp 1
lnan -n mnntlv nr tW fhlT,
for any candidate for the state leg-
islature to take or ask for money or
property in support of a candidate for
Elections must be made honest and
the ballot box must be purified. Vote
j buyers and vote sellers must be placed
with the criminal class.
TAFT OPPOSES RECALL
FEATURE IN NEW ARI
(Continued fror-i Paee One.')
lieve. be reached without the crea-
Km eminent, nans srneme, win rusii
their local deposits to the central I
bank, thus taking the money out of j
the community in which it would i
! -it I 1 1 J A M . I
buy and sell government and state I
securities and foreign government '
securities and gold coin or bullion, j
it may rediscount paper ror banks
depositing with It. It maj- buy ac
ceptances of substantial houses
and no bank wants any other kind.
In short, the Aldrich reserve asso
ciation is a bank, with immense priv
ileges and powers, but without the
name of bank. Wall street will con
trol it. It Is obvious that the words
"central bank" were omitted because
of the prejudice against such an in
stitution among the country banks.
Uncle Sam once tried a central bank.
It was manned and manipulated by :
politicians, and brought a panic m
the entire country. Aldrich's fli;vsv
misrepresentation will accomrllsh ,'
but little, however. An upa r.r'I rp-;
vision is not a downward revision,
simply because some one says it is.
A central bank Is none the less a
central bank If called "the Reserve
Association of America." As the re
sult of this distrust aroused by Aid
rich's methods of dealing with the
people there will probably be no
monetary legislation of any kind un
til he Is long out of public life.
CHAMP (LARK I.OOHIXi BIGGER
AH IIIGGRR. !
"If Champ Clark makes a better
speaker of the house than Judson '
Harmon does governor of Ohio, we j
will nominate Clark for president. !
But If Harmon makes a better gover-'
nor than Clark does speaker, we will !
nominate 'Harmon for president."
This sentiment, expressed at the j
Baltimore democratic banquet and j
riuoker, is gaining ground. Not a ;
few prominent democrats believe th '
ieal fight for the honor of being
democratic standard bearer in 1312 '
lies between Harmon and Clirk. j
Clark's chances are looming bigger,
apii bigger every day. His friends '
process to believe that he has an in-
side track because he is an excellent
err promise possibility, having the '
fi:cndship of "both th so-called con-j
s-eiative and progressive wlnc3 of,
democracy. It is true that Missouri j
as Pldsed, !ts,.?7,st S,UPPrtKt, F.Jk; I
Ff;it8re deal administration as speak-
er ..f the houu, tnd he will be more
in the Hmejf(?ht anrt mor popular,
than a governor of a stats could:
HE CAXT SLIGHT REED SHOOT. ,
Spesker-to-be Champ ClarK never
mentions the recently enacted tariff
bill but that he gives due credit to
Reed Srooot. "I always refer to it I
as the Fayne-Aldrieh-SmOot bill," ex-'
Dlained the Missourian. "I nut .
smoot in because I Delieve in giving
the devil his due, for Smoot cf j
1 tan. one or tne l - apostles, naa
more to do with cooking up thst!
bill ' than-any other man. save Aid-!
Proper Training of Children Shown by Exhibits
To Experts From All Sections of the Nation.
. 1 til i s s, 1 . ( v i - ; -
WS Hiy VI frit lit tCf "J--;. 1 r J
After more than one year's work by 300 specialists and 1,500 enthusiasts the largest child welfare exhibit In the
history of the United States has been opened at the Seventy-first regiment armory in New York city. During the
month of the exhibition there will be daily conferences attended by experts from all parts of Ameriqe., Including Miss
Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago; Judge Ben B. Lindsey of Denver, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley of the department of
agriculture, Robert Woods of the South End House of Boston and E. B. De Groot, playground director of Chicago.
The subjects under consideration embrace open air and vocational schools, problem of city housing, how to clothe
a family on 5800 a year, the boy scouts and how to feed a family on a small Income. The exhibits Include speci
mens of work done In schools and settlements in New York and other cities.
The Argus Daily Short Story
A Steeplejack's Story By F. A. Mitchel.
"Copyrighted. 1910. 'y Associated Liters, ry Prw
I am a steeplejack.
Now, I'll admit that a steeplejack is
n very unique individual. We havo
"doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief." ad
lib'tum, but how many steeplejacks?
Frobably not oue in a million citizens.
And T am aware that while a steede
Jack is very attractive to a crowd he
is a constant source of worry to his
own family, who don't know when his
mangled body may be brought to his
home on a stretcher or in a wagon. If
his wife sees Lim at the work by
which he earns their daily bread she
must be one of a crowd watching him,
one half dreading that he will fall
and the other half fearing he won't
I NEVER INTENDED TO CLTMB IT."
fall. Taking him altogether, a steeple
Jack is not a desirable member of a
That was the reason hy Mr. Davis,
when I asked him for his daughter,
Molly, turned, faced me squarely and
"Yes, you may have Molly when she
will marry you, each oue of you swing
ing from an arm of the gilt cross on
the top of St. Thomas' church."
"You mean by that. I suppose, Mr.
Davis." I replied, "that I can't have
Molly at all and because I am a
steeplejack. Do you deny, sir, that a
steeplejack has a heart -the same as j
"I'm not interested in steeplejack's I
hearts. I don't propose that
propose tnat my
daughter shall marry a man out of
whom she can never get more than a
bare living except by insuring his life."
"H'mr' I replied to this thoughtfully.
"Not a bad scheme. Now. suppose"
"You get out of here. I have some
thing else to attend to than listening
to airy schemes for my daughter's
betterment. Good morning, sir." '
Being thus cruelly choked off, I left
him crestfallen. I thought it very
hard that he wouldn't even permit me
to propose my plan, though I'll admit
that the only way to make it a success
was to die. I went to Molly and told
her what had occurred between her
father and me. I was very lugubrious
about it and expected lot of syrn-
psthy. What did she do nut burst out
lacgrinc. This made me look more
disconsolate than ever, whereupon she
threw her arms about my neck, ex
claiming: "Stupid, get that woeful look off your
"That reminds me." I replied, "of
when I was a kid. When my mother
used her slipper on me she would say
after she had finished, "Now be good
and look pleasant."
Molly laughed again. "Seriously,"
she said, "did father say you could
have me when I was willing to marry
you swinging from the cross of St.
"Yes, he did."
"Then that's the way we must be
married. Grandma left me $20,000, but
I'm not to have it without father's con
sent when I marry. Were there any
j witnesses present when he said this?"
' "There was some one in the next
; room, but I don't know who?"
! "I'll find out. I've got to become a
i steeplejack like you. That is to say,
j I've got to learn to climb steeples." I
j must get such control of myself that I
j can go up to the cross of St. Thomas'
1 and hang there long enough to be mar
i "Nonsense!" I exclaimed.
"No nonsense about it if I'm to
marry you. I know father well enough
to be sure that if he says a thing he'll
stick to it. He has said, or Implied,
that he will only gfve his consent to
our marriage under certain conditions,
which he meant for a refusal. But in
law, if the conditions are fulfilled, his
consent has been given."
"How do you know that?"
"I don't, but I can ask a lawyer.
i can't I?"
"But, gpod gracious, you can't learn
to climb steeples. One mast be born
with a head for that; they say a stee
plejack has absolntely perfect eyes."
"Well, can't yon hoist me up there at
the end of a rope with a bag over my
I thought for some time before an
swering this question. At last I said,
"I don't know but I might"
"Come In tomorrow. Meanwhile I'll
find out If we have a witness to fa
ther's conditional consent."
"But I've been dismissed."
"That does not matter. Father
knows that I do as I please. He la
aware that his only hold on me is that
his consent to my marriage Is neces
sary to my getting my legacy. And
he's pretty sure I won't give up $20,-
000 for a steeplejack, ana a very aim-
pie one at that."
Her last words cut me to the heart,
but she put her arms around my neck
and gave me a bus. which madd me
feel better. I left her feeling that she
had a more level head on her shoulders
than I, even if she couldn't climb
steeples as I could. The next day I
went to see her, and she said she bad
discovered who was iu the other room'
when her father bad been talking to
me a plasterer who had brought him
an estimate for some work. She bad
found the man and asked him if be
could repeat what was said. He gave
the matrimonial condition word for
word. Molly took it down in 'writing,
and he signed it. Molly is a mighty
practical girl and a very energetic
"Thire." she said, concluding bejtc-
PHOTO Sy AMWlCM
count of what she had done, "we've
cot father just where -we want him."
"It seems to me," I replied dole'ully,
"that he's got us just where we don't
want to be."
She laughed, and because I wouldn't
laugh with her sl boxed my ears nnd
"Hid "Look pleasant" Thf made me
look worse than ever, but she kept
boxineT my ears till I. had to smile to
stop her. She's a great woman. Mollv
la that Is, In a certain kin1 of way.
A few days later 1 received a note
from her saying that she had made an
arrangement to visit a cousin in N., a
neighboring town, whore there were
aeveral churches, all with steeples. She
told me to meet her there with climb
ing tackle and she would take her first
lesson. I put my Topes and pulleys
5n a baggage car and went with them
to N. I found Molly in gymnasium
costume. She had taken prizes in gym
nastics, and she said she would go
right out to take a lesson. I sen my
tackle to the church with the lowest
steeple, climbed to the roof. fi.yd a
beam from which I hung a pulley,
then sang out to Molly to put the loop
on the end of the rope under her ams
nnd haul herself up. She did it without
any trouble. Then I weut to a win
dow midway up to the steeple, fixed
another beam, and this time pulled
her up from below, and she got in at
the window. I was surprised that she
didn't wince. But, as I've said, there's
a lot of "sand" In Molly. .
Before we had finished the first les
Bon Molly was sitting on the base of
the ball capping the steeple, a hundred
feet from the ground. A number of
people had collected below, watching
her, and she kissed her hand to them.
I saw from this that she had a steeple
jack's head as well a I.
I remained in N. a week, and every
day we did some climbing, the last
day I was there going to the top
of the mest difficult steeple of all to
climb. It was not very high, but there
was a long pull with no rests from
the base to the top of the spire. On
the apex were a ball and a cross, and
Molly hung from one side of the cross.
As I looked at her hanging there it
struck me more than ever that for that
kind of girl Molly beat any one I had
This was valuable preparation, but
the height was only 140 feet, while St.
Thomas' was 2.V). But Molly snld
that if she could bang 140 feet above
ground with her eyes open she could j
hang 250 with them shut. She seemed -erv
happy over it all. nnd I wondered '
whether she was glad because she was '
going to get me and har $2f.000, too. j
or on account of having demonstrated !
her ability to climb. j
"Molly," I said, "it seems to me that '
you're mighty pleased at the prospect
of getting a man who is nothiug but a
"Well. I'll tell you why I'm so :
"Ever since I was a little girl, father,
in speaking to me of marriage, has
dinged it into me that I was to marry
high np In the eocial scale."
"Molly," I said, with difficulty con
trolling my trembling voice, "you've
crushed me to earth "
I was pulling out my handkerchief
to wipe away a tear when Molly
kissed it away.
"Never rcind, Jim." f be said. "Doubt
less there'll be lots of couples just lite
us, but there'll be none more lo- Ins "
That eor.fortfd me awfully.
We went bat 's home. I told Moly
that she must continue her climbin; in
order to keep her head nt great
heights. She said "All riht." lmt
didn't lay any plans for nny more of
it. One day she wrote me that she
wished to see me at once. I went
right round. I didn't see anything un
usual in her appearance, which sur
prised me when she told me why she
wished to see me. And what do yn
suppose it was? Her father had heard
of lier climbing and. very much as
tonished and angered. sUed lier what
It meant, whereupon she fold him her
scheme, lie fumed and fretted for a
whole day. then gave in. But he In
sisted on my leaving the steeplejack
trade and going into business with
"Well, now." I said, overjoyed, "isn't
it fine that you won't have to climb
"Nonsense. I never intended to
"No; I contrived that father should
hear of what I was doing, and I knew
it would bring him round without
We've been married five years now.
and I am petting to think sometimes
in some things that my wife U my
superior, although I'm more used to
"soing np in the air" than she.
SAYS HE'S VICTORIA'S SON
Insane Men Causes Incitement in
the Hank of England.
London, Jan. 24. A well armed man.
sunnospd to h insane, created a scene
! in the Bank of England, yesterday and
gave the clerical force a serious fight
before he was overpowered.
The bank detectives had their at
tention directed to a well-dressed in
dividual who was acting suspiciously
as he mingled with the crowd in the
vicinity of the paying teller's window.
When he was arrested a fully locded
six chamber revolver was taken from
him. Later he was said to have been
identified as si dangerous lunatic.
At the police station the prisoner
declared that he was a son of Queen
Victoria and that he had called at
the bank to withdraw a deposit which
he had there.
I Later the man gave the name of
; Uobert Buchler. He said he was a
German, an engineer, end years
Mistakes and Misfortune
Mistakes do not roar nor mark you
If you do not fall and fall to get up;
when you miss, do not hiss the fate
that tomorrow will bring you your good
Making the satne mistake the second
time indicates a second-rate man a
Fear to meet your mistakes face to
face, and you will fail to follow the
lessons taught 5011 will fall flat in
your efforts to get up.
The future nrver brings failures
when the mistakes of the past have
taught their lessons -well : the game,
when played by ru, will give you a
Mistakes will happen with all men
so human; but the divinity within
shapes our ends toward forglencas.
Charge all misfortune to mismanage
ment and give "ill luck" a rest.
, The man who Is willing to help oth
ers rise above their misfortunes will j
never miss his own go"d fortune; when j
he enlightens the ignorant he lightens
hi own load.
Good fortune rarely instructs; it's
her daughter misfortune that gives the
Misfortunes seen are not so big as
the misfortunes I'xpecteil distance dis
torts the appearance of expected evils.
In the mills of adversity and misfor
tune the hero is often manufactured;
but the largest per cent, we cannot
doubt, is the plain holo that's ground
Jan. 24 in American
1733 Benjamin Lincoln. Revolutionary
general who received the sword of
Cornwall! at Yorktown, born; died
1820 Henry James Raymond, distin
guished journalist; founder of the
New York Tlmt. born; dll ISfHI.
1808 United StMtes battleship Miilno
ordered on her memorable mission
1907 Cenernl Russell A. Alger. United
Ptates senator from Michigan,
prominent Federal general and
former secretary of wur, died; Ixirn
Tho oafy baking powder
tnado from Royal Crapo '
Cream cf Tartar
Mr WtCAJV M. SMITH
JT makes a man mod to have anothe
111a 'i make a fool of him. but he
seems to enjoy the process when It is
of bin owu making.
A woman never ' realizes that her
daughter in grown up until the s1
begins' criticising her mother's clothe;.
It may be that the women'a club
will yet turn luto the big stick.
Dimples may be very fetching, bnt
ability to cook n beefsteak seems to
have more staying qualities.
The way most of us prefer to help
others bear their burdens Li by shar
'ing their pleasures with them.
Lots of people think they have met
up Ith Dame Fortune in a amlllng
mood only to find later that It was a
case of mistaken identity.
A woman may be unable to bake
bread that would preserve the Ufa of
a hobo and yet be able to earn enough
of the circulating medium to cover
Despise not the day of small things.
A tack properly placed may cause a
millionaire to sit up and take notice.
A dose of Standard Oil has resuscl
tated many a half submerged and
The Only Way.
By doing things, you may observe.
It Is that tiling are done.
Not using bales of grit or nerve.
Hut action by the ton.
The man who strikes a steady salt
And push's right along-
And hasn't any tims to wait
Results are for him strong.
The dreamer may have schemes to bum
Asleep or wldn awake.
But !n a pinch the whole concern
Would little tuel make.
Though comprehensive and as gTand
As any schemes about.
They never will alarm the land
Unless he tries them out.
It useless Is to think you think
You think you think you'll act.
For never whilst you sit and blink
Will It become a fact.
But If you shed your coat and veet
And not a moment stop
Till you have torn thlntca galley west
Then something's going- to drop.
Just plain snd unassuming force
Will make th mare proceed
And quickly umble down the course
At record breaking speed.
No other plan benenth the sun.
Afoot, afloat, on wing.
Is there by which you get things done
Except by doing things.
"You look as though you had been In
"Just a little mlxup."
"I thought you carried a rabbit's
"Well, it didn't work against K
mule's hind foot." .
No Happy Medium.
"A very young person doesn't care
what nny one thinks of him."
"Yes; I have noticed that."
"And today I henrd nil elderly lady
sny that tdn had got so old Hint she
doesn't c;ire w hat people think of her."
Tho Only Objeetien.
"I nlwnys take things as they come.'
"I would do that, too, if I could."
"If you could?"
"Why enn't you?"
"The things 1 want never come.
"You look happy."
"I am. but my calling makes me to.'
"What l-t this line calling?"
"Hunting up lost tempera."
Enjoys the Ruction.
"Why are you such a knocker?
I "I like to hear the clatter."
Has to Live by Ther
"What mnUeM you do It?"
"Aw, give the enndy laik to tbm
"'Cause they Hie on our street."
Not Sharp Enough.
"He cut such u ndk'uIoiiH figure."
I don't e how he could."
"He Is so dull."
"Keopinjr diary thin yenr?
"I gue.t so; keeping It Kofne where if
it ln't lost."
A rr.an ff hIih snd rtaf'on
V k-p a maM nrd coc
C.t 'i tiTi'l .1 poor rel iM'ri
If h- u :l tak l ick.
Have you a weak throat? If so,
you cannot be too cartful. You can
not begin treatment too early. Each
cold pi a ken you mare liable to anoth
er and the last Is always the harder
:.n cure. If you will take Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy at the outset
on will te saved much trouble. SoWl
by all drugglsta.