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THE ROCK ISLTAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 191T.
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Union. West 145 and 1145; Union Elec
Saturday, September 2, 1911.
Improve the business streets; Im
prove them all. And do It now.
Big as Canada is It Is 'rarely won
derful that It is so afraid of being kid
napped. The Insurgents have their trap set
so as to catch the president coming
A Springfield baker has filed a peti
tion in bankruptcy. There Is a sure
case of not having enough dough.
Senator Cullom wonders If he can
come back. The state is giving the
same proposition serious thought.
Having attempted to play the
democrats to a '.finish. President Taft
is now turning totthe republicans.
Governor Deneen says he . Is not
permitting .the publicto do histthink
ing for hlra. But the 'public isdoing
a whole lot'' of thinking on its own
account about Governor Deneen.
A republican paper says its party
is to develop tbe champion aviator
of 1912. WelI,tho whole party is al
ready up in thealr and if present in
dications are sustained by the force
of developments '"there ain't' going to
be no champion."
President Taft having turned back
the plan of congress for logical tar
iff revision, is now asking congress
to put up the money for his Bcheme
of "scientific revision." Thus the cost
to the people of the Taft idea becomes
manifest, to the people at the very
Speaker Oiuiup Clark.
Hon. Champ Clark,' speaker of the
national house of representatives, who
comos to the tri-cities Monday to de
liver the annual Labor day address
at Suburban island, and who will inci
dentally be accorded a reception at
the Hotel Davenport in the evening,
has been so long identified with the
state of Missouri that many think him
a son of that commonwealth. As a
matter of fact, he is a son of Mother
Missouri only through adoption, the
place of his nativity being famous An
derson county, in famous old Ken
tucky. There he was born March 7.
1S50, the son of Jobn Hampton and
Aletha Jane (Beauchamp) Clark. Asa
boy he attended the common schools
of his native county and subsequently
in turn took courses in Kentucky unt
versity, Bethany college and the Cin
cinnati law school. December 4, 1881,
be married Miss Genevieve Bennett of
Aux Vasse, Callaway county, Missouri.
Mr. Clark was president of Marshall
college. West Virginia in 1873-4, and
the' following year was admitted to the
bar and began practicing his profes
sion at Bowling Green. He was city
attorney of Louisiana and Bowling
Green between 1S7S and 1SS1, was a
presidential elector in 1SS0, and was
prosecuting attorney of Pike county,
Missouri, from 1S85 to 1SS9. In .the
latter year he entered congress from
tbe Ninth Missouri district, and has
been there ever since, and unless he
climbs into the president's chair,
, which he is eminently well qualified to
fill, may remain there the rest of his
life. He was permanent chairman of
the democratic nationaf convention
held in St. Louis in the summer of
1904, and was chairman of the com
mittee appointed to notify Judge Alton
B. Tarker at Esopus, Ulster county,
New York, of bis nomination for the
He has a comfortable home at Bowl
ing Gret'n and occasionally when con
gress is not in session and the lecture
fpason Is c'.ospil and thrp arc no calls
lor orators and politicians and public
men .generally to deliver addresses at
joints between Boston and San Fran
cisco, lie settles down there and gets
. acclaimed with his neighbors.
It is then that he re-charges fcis dy
namics and puts his mental and physi
cal machinery in shape for further
The Iiou.se of Governors.
The fathering in New Jersey in
October of the governors of the sev
eial stales. 37 signifying their intention
to be present, raises the quesMon,
''Shall we have a house c governors?"
Of course, suth a body would not have
any rower to Initiate, but could dis
cuss the great problems that the states
cae leu uasoneu ana sucu sulfa
tions toward their solution would nec
essarily have great weight.
The states haw been remiss ia set
tling matters of great moment and
ftiave left them to the general govern
ment, with the result that we have too
Iriuch centralization of power, and the
testates, as a conseTience, have lost
jznuch power and in3uer.ee. There is
tlso too much absence of uniformity
in the laws cf the Individual states.
Per instance. Colonel Asior, who
Withes to give his name and part of
his millions' to a young girl, cannot
renfarry In New York, but nothing
stands in the way of his marriage in
most of the states.
The diversity In pure food laws, con
trol of corporations, the rights of
property, regulation ot the white slave
traffic, insurance laws and other stat
utes in the states, simply create not
only lack of uniformity, bat conglom
eration and a labyrinth of doubt.
What is a crime in one state is a
legal act In another.
It is to destroy this conglomera
tion and inharmony that called the
conference of governors into being.
It is their purpose to awaken the
states to their rights and to formulate
and advise the adoption of laws that
will not only make these rights clear,
but to effectually check dangerous
centralisation of authority.
The general government has no de
sire to usurp the rights of tbe states
but has been compelled to take the
lead in constructive legislation because
the states have failed to consider the
need of uniformity. The states are
seeking to solve pressing problems,
but unfortunately each aims at indi
vidual correction, to the end that there
is no safe general guide.
The influence therefore of the hous?
of governors, though self-constituted
and without direct power, can not fail
to result in great good. The . execu
tives will constitute a forum which
will aim to keep the balance between
the individual states and the parent
government. They will meet annually
and the outcome of their deliberations
can not fail to result in nation-wiSe
Means Democratic Victory.
Republican alarm over tbe tariff sit
uation is unconcealed. Progressive re
publicans are not at all in sympathy
with the attitude of President Taft and
his "standpaf apologists. Even the
"standpat" apologists are making an
awkward attempt to excuse the Taft
veto of the wool bill and other tariff
amendments adopted by the special
session of congress when a sincere ef
fort v.-as made to relieve the burdens
placed- upon the people by the ini(iuit
ous, "Indefensible" AJdrich tariff law.
It isvwell to consider Mr. Taft's own
words. In his veto of the wool bill he
spoke of the "popular desire, which I
fully recognize, for reduction of duties,
believedi to be excessive."
That same popular desire was made
manifest, during Taft's campaign for
election when downward revision of
the tariff' was promised,-yet Taft him
self ' signed the Aldrich-Payne tariff
law revising the tariff upward, though
he declared that the wool schedule was
Do you recall his Winona speech?
In it he declared: "I agree that it (the
wool schedule) is too high and it ought
to have been reduced; it is the one im
portant defect in the present Payne
tariff bill, and I am quite willing to
admit that allowing the woolen sched
ule to remain where it is, is not a com
pliance with the terms of the platform
as I interpret it and as it is generally
Then came tbe special session. The
congress, whose duty it is to enact
tariff legislation and which is chosen
by the people to enact such legislation,
responded to the appeal of the people.
The voice of the people was plainly
heard on this subject at tbe last con
gressional election when a democratic
house was chosen, and that democratic
house was chosen more because ot
republican repudiation of tariff reduc
tion pledges made by Taft, et al., than
for any other reason.
If the democratic house had failed
to enact tariff amendments such as the
wool bill, think what a howl the re
publicans would have sent up all over
the country. The "standpat" press
could not have found words sufficient
ly severe to express their condemna
tion of democracy.
But the democratic house and the
congress did put up to President Taft
needed tariff amendments, yet he
Democratic House Leader Under
wood hits the nail on the head and
answers these "standpat" apologies
when he says:
"Mr. Taft won his election by a
promise to the American people to re
vise tbe tariff downward. It is now
admitted by the president, as well as
everybody else, that the Payne-Aldrich
tariff law did not fulfill these prom
ises, and promises for a downward re
vision are again renewed by the presi
dent of the United States, but in the
last congressional election the people
were unwilling to rely further on
broken promises and elected a demo
cratic house on the issue that there
should be an honest revision of the
"The congress has presented to the
president an honest revision down
ward of the woolen, cotton, chemical,
and Iron and steel schedules. It has
also passed what is known as the
farmers' free list bill.
"The president vetoed these bilJs.
and has. with the arrogance of a
George the Third, announced to the
people of the United States that-their
representatives in both branches of
congress are incapable of legislation,
and that the people mast wait relief
until a so-called tariff board, clerks
appointed by the president himself,
have ordered the legislative branch as
to how and when it can enact laws for
the relief of the American peo'ple."
The day of national legislation by
special interests is rapidly drawing to
a. close. President Taft and his "stand
pat" collaborators in the vineyard of
politics will try to regain lost ground
at the regular session of congress by
favoring tariff revision downward, as
the tariff board will be directed to sug
gest perhaps, but that will be too late.
Democracy is in the ascendency with
victory in sight, and deserved, because
democracy U responelve to the public
Labor Victorious : A Poem
i j. : - - sS -
The Argus Daily Short Story
Eis Old Flame By Evelyn C. Tin dale.
Copyrighted. Itll. by Associated Literary Press.
' There was a good reason why Fred
Boyntcn and I should marry. It was
not a matter of finance. Oar estates
didn't adjoin in fact, w bad do es
tates. The truth Id that Mrs. Boynton
was as fond of me as she would have
been of her own daughter, if she had
had one fonder possibly, for some
mothers and daughters don't get on
very well together. My mother, who
was Mrs. Boynton's lifelong friend, died
when X was fourteen years old, and
BY JAMES A. EDGEBTON-
" -r 1 VTJ si
That call on Labor,
i. I x, au,.:r"
airs. Boynton took roe to lire with her.
I never understood why it was that
the woman loved me so well and ap
proved of me so highly. It seemed to
me that I was a very ordinary sort of
girl, neither bad nor good, neither
clever nor dnlL neither attractive nor
It was evident that Mrs. Boynton
had set her heart on her son and I
making a match from the time I came
to a marriageable age. Bat. alas, Fred
tad to go andfafl la lova with BU
for Labor Day
DN all the chapters of Freedom's story,
Splashed o'er with glory,
Since Time began;
In ail the .chronicles made entrancing
Through men advancing
The cause of Man,
In all the struggles that made Truth clearer
And brought earth nearer
We find the friends of the right side hated,
v Misunderstood, v
DF God-led prophets, if saints and sages,
Were paid their wages
By fire and sword;
If priests of progress were balked and baffled,
With stake or scaffold
Their last reward,
Should those of the present find food for
If they be under
The selfsame curse,
There placed by lip servers of form and letter,
Who make the better -Appear
nrlmps there hp. anninst love of
To work her shame,
She has no shield for the baseborn actions
Of hate-led factions
That use her name.
Her cause is still for the poor and lowly,
And high and holy
Its beacons shine,
Belonging to all men, all climes and races,
the sweat of whose faces
Proclaims her sign.
SKNtfW not what scheme of Greed to crush
Has sought to enmesh her
In seeming wrong.
I only know that no cause is whiter,
No hope shines brighter,
Man's path along.
1 know that fraud can never take from us
Her worldwide promise
Of final peace
And that by the spirit of high endeavor
Her truths forever
Shall find increase.
WHATEVER mistakes may have put
A false dishonor, .
Wrought by the few;
Whatever conspiracies may enfold her,
We still behold her
As fair and true.
From those who in shortness of sight defame
The blind, who claim her,
To lead the blind,
Herself she will purge in the fire of duty
And shine In beauty
To all mankind.
SHE follows the gleam, with face turned
To lead men onward,
With thought to bless.
Her cause Is that of the wage-bound toiler
Against the spoiler
Her goal, to lift the lowest thing human
And to illumine ,
The darkest brain
And out of the surplus of men's endeavor
To build forever ,
The common flam,
THOUGH her soldiers are battered and
thrown into prison,
Yet others are risen .
To lead her fight,
Tin Justbe at last shall be In fashion
And all feel the passion
Of Civic Right;
Till Labor's hosts, in ail lands victorious,
The New Ace glorious
Bring to birth
The cause of Humanity, sacred and holy,
The faith of the lowly,
The hope of earth!
Ooedwin. which spoiled It all. He "was
an attractive fellow, and I had no ob
jections whatever to marrying him,
and even if I had teen Indifferent to
him I think I ah mild have yielded to
tbe desire of bis mother that he and I
should both be ber children as husband
But Fred became Infatuated with
the other girl. I use the word infat
uated because ha seemed blind to
the selfishness of her treatment of him.
She accepted bis attentions, engaged
herself to him. then when another man
she wanted came along eb broke with
Fred. Bbe did not get tbe other man,
bet she and Fred did not reunite.
It was not long after her break with
him that Fred came to me and said fala
mother ao greatly desired ear union
that so far at JEM concerned b
was willing to gratify her. But he felt
that it was dne me that I should know
the truth. He had loved Belle Good
win, still loved her and would always
Of course I declined such a proposi
tion, but Mrs. Boynton, who had in
stigated It, came to me and said:
I am old enough and have been ob
servant enough to know that, while
the fever of love may have a good
deal to do with happiness between
husband and wife, happiness is more
likely to depend upon certain comple
mentary traits and mutual respect and
confidence. My boy has been infected
by love as a disease and has no idea
how miserable at least to my think
ing Belle Goodwin would make him
if he should marry her. I advise you
If Fred is agreeable to yon to accept
him. I am sure you have traits in you
that will make him happy."
I put my arms around her and said,
"Since you wish it I will yield."
I authorized her to send Fred to me
again and told him that though I, un
like him, had not burled my heart 1
would accept him and trusted that we
might together fulfill the hopes his
mother had for us. lie was surprised
that I should make so cold blooded an
affair of it and seemed slightly rained
that he could not offer me his love.
Our engagement lasted six months.
Fred never mentioned Belle Good
win and treated me in a very friondly(
way. By the time our wedding was
celebrated, while I can't say that there
was anything loverlike between us,
there wai certainly nothing repellent
on either side. I don't think my hus
band had any fanlt to find with me.
and I had none to find with him. Ills
mother aeenied to consider the mar-'
riage Just the same as any other union
between two persons who had grne
through a regular season of love and
"How do all the royalties get on to
getherl" she said. "They seldom go
through the period of romantic pas
sion, and I don't see that there are
any more unhappy marriages among
them than among other persons."
All went fairly well till I noticed in
my husband a pecoMar melancholy.
At least I set It down as melancholy,
thongh it might have been worry. It
occurred to me that after all in mar
rying him without love and be loving
another I had made a mistake. Was
he not pining for Belle Goodwin?
That something rertaining to the hu
man heart called love is not to be
despised. Lovers may marry and hate
each' other, but we must renienib?r
that persons of both sexes have com
mitted suicide on account of a disap
pointment In love.
I made up my mind to say nothing
to Fred about the matter, but to
watch him. Elis ailment instead ofi
subsiding increased. I tried to get
him to leave his business for awhile
and go on a trip. He replied that he
could not leave it without losing h
grip upon It. I refrained from press
ing him as to the cause of his Indis
position, first, because I believe I
knew the cause, and, second, to men
tion it would surely mnke a breacl:
Fred continued to grow worse until
I began to consider him a nervous
wreck. Fearing that I should lose
him and the cause of his taking off
would be his separation from tbe wo
man he loved, I resolved to bring
them together and if I found his life
depended upon her I would consent to
a divorce that he might marry her.
As luck would have it, I met Miss
Goodwin at a social function and chat
ted, with her in a friendly manner.
She seemed a trifle offish at first, but
I won her confidence. Then I told her
that my husband had dropped into a
mental condition that troubled me
greatly. "I sometimes fancy he is too
confined at home," I said, "doesn't see
enough people. I've tried to get him
out, and he won't go, and he won't
have any one at tbe house except old
The result of our chat was what I
bad Intended in the first place. I in
vited Belle to make uu a visit. She
accepted the invitation, though she
looked somewhat taken aback that I
should invite her, and promised to do
11 she could to cheer Fred.
When I told my husband that I had
invited his old flame to visit ns, he
looked at me in astonlshmnt. But he
contented himself with this; for never
a comment did he make; never a ques
tion did he ask. He was about to go
to business when I made the announce
ment, and giving me the marital kiss
turned and went away. It seemed to
me he inferred that I had some object
to accomplish, and since I had not giv
en him my confidence be would not
ask for it
Miss Goodwin was several years
Fred's senior, and by this time began
to show traces of coming middle ege.
I thought I perceived a slight start in
Fred when he flrt saw her, but be
evidently intended to keep his own se
cret as I was keeping mine. Miss
Goodwin came in time for dinner, and
on Fred's return from business we
three sat down at tbe table together.
It was rather a stiff gathering and the
conversation would have lagged had it
not been for my effurU to keep it up.
I could see et once that Miss Ooodwin
was curious to discover whether she
had retained her power over tbe man,
who had declared that be would al
ways love her.
After dinner wo sat down to a three
banded game of cards. Fred's melan
choly was accompanied with irritation,
and Mias Goodwin was looking for tbe
old lover like deference. Iustead of
getting the latter she got the former.
After we broke up for tbe evening and
aU went oE? to bed I was obliged to
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Sept. 2 in. American
1SG2 Battle at Chactllly. Va.. yid
tragic death between the lines of
General Philip Keerny.
3910 Dr. Joseph Austin Holmes was
appointed director of the new bu
reau of mines In Washington.
Hr &yrCAj it. smith
THE ORIGINAL DOCTOR.
VATCRE Is a wonder worker.
Tou can that st a rvn
It will cure naofct any ailment
If you ;lve it half a cfcance.
Corns and bunion, mumpu or measles.
Not on ona the l!n it draws.
It will chase thm In a hurry J
It you will removexthe cause.
Though the doctor may assist It
With his Ptnall. Imrre.sr Kit
And prescribe one-half the-drug store.
Nothing dolnr minus It.
It Is Ions on air and sunshine,
Very chary with the pill.
And. the best of ell the story.
Nature never sends a bill.
You who have that tired feeling.
All run down and out of whacky
"With your liver mlsbehavlne ,
And a millstone on your back.
Give the nature cure a trial.
Put your business on the shelf.
Walk ten miles or maybe twenty
And you will not know yourself.
It Is well to see the doctor
If the worst should come to worst.
But you muy dejend on nature
If you let her trrat you first
Following' her regulations
When you eat or work or ulay.
Tou caa laugh at all diseases,
6ayln brusquely. "On your way!
Hard ofT Jones.
"Jones must le away." "
"No: he's in town."
"Why doesn't he join the rest ef th
fellows for his evening smoke?"
"He has got rid of his motheMn
law." "Oh, he enjoys his smoke at home, 1
"Not much. lie has to put the
baby to sleep while his wife washes)
"roor Mrs. Clymer!"
"What about hor?"
"She cousiders her European trip a
"Because sbe failed to find a dnke
"No; because she wasn't arrested fot
trying to auii'.gs'e in jewels."
bility. "Jnst himself
and his wife alone.
"No. they hava
a cat, a canary,
two dogs and a
"I didn't sup
pose he was aa
much of a family
man as that."
"What would the funny man do If It
didn't rain on picnic day?"
"You really want to know?"
."Ile'd still have the man who aski
"He understands all of the oriental
"Wbat good does that do'hlm?'
"Why. he can cause a man to dis
appear before your very eyes."
"Can be work it on a bill collector?"
"I'd like to murder that little broth
er of my sweetheart"
"Don't do it. Walt a few years and
give another small boy a quarter to
camp on bis trail."
"Wbat was the racket7
"Just a war of words."
"Any blood split?"
"No. but tbe grammar was slaugh
One of Many.
He looked Into her placid eyee
And saw his image clear.
He little thought those dreamy orbs
Reflected what was near.
' To Be Expected.
"lie believes In himself."
"Ob, that fellow d believe anything:
Many a roan has fallen hopelessly
behind in a mud rush to get even.
A level head never swells.
A big harvest of wild oafs never en
riibes any one.
Sometimes happiness is Just not hav
ing toothache and at other times it Is
the positive condition of having
enough money to pay tbe gas bl!L
Getting even isn't so bard as re
maining In that condition.
Fktll in dodgin? never brought a
man a good situation.
It is difficult to make a stupid per
son enderstand, and it wouldn't matter
if we could.
Don't imagine the world has It in
for you. It's too busy spinning down
tbe ringing grooves of ctatigeit to
know thut you are on deck.
It takes tbe vaccine of courage to
render ote Immune from trouble.
The first tning to be done when yon
lose your nerve is to organize a bnat
lng party und go'sft-r It.
Don't waste your money biylng
p!asters when you can g-t a bottle of
Ci'ariof-rlain'B liniment for 25 cents. A
piece of tannel dampened with thi
liniment is superior to any planter for
lame back, pains In the side ani
chebt, and much cheaper. Sold by all