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THE ;RGUS. THURSDAY. FEURUAUY 21, li)()7.
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Thursday, Feb. 21, 1907.
The Illinois legislature may be a
list-fill body, but it is a lazy one.
west end Hack
That quietly moving but unpopuli
telephone franchise made some noise
The gray wolf hi the comnuiuiiy
see ins to die about as hard as I lie tele
The piople of Rock Island propose
to seek the mayor this year, ratli-.-i
than permit hini to seek them.
There is a generally prevailing im
pression that ihe citizens mnnicipi'l
movement to be launched tonight, h is
serious intents on making Thursday
(lunge Washington MeCaskrin's Jonah
To make Rock Island's industrial,
coiuniereia! and moral advancement
complete, there must be some munici
pal house- cleaning this spring. The
undertaking is one to which all may
contribute a little time.
As Lawyer Delmas is the only attor
ney for the defense in the Thaw trial
who is making much of an impression,
the story that he was to be retired
from tile case, told by the New York
Tribune, was generally taken with salt
The. "campaign of education" that the
council piopo.- -s inaugurating cm tiie
telephone! question in order to pave
the way to putting the odious tian-
chise through al a future date will '.
of no avail. The people have their
minds pretty well nmde up , on tint
tcorc and nothing can change them.
It is said that powerful mediator
have smoothed over the difficulty be
tween President Roosevelt and Bei
lamy Storer because of the latter'
recall, and that in the future the inci
dent will be regarded by nil partio
interested as having arisen from ,
misunderstanding. Mr. and Mrs. Store
intend to settle down for good in thei
villa at Versailles. France.
Senator McCimiber of North lako;a
was the only member present in tlr
chamber one evening last week when
N.'iO private pension bills were rush.-.l
through. Vice President Fairbanks and
It - ts- , 1 .. ....
.hi. .uciu 111 iter nan tne tielil all io
themselves. The latter could have
made the- point of no epiorum. e.f
course, hut was anxious to see th'
pension bills pass, so he aided in js
establishing a new senate record.
Al the railing ol llii- Way.
St. Louis Republic: President Roose
velt's chilly reply to the Massachusetts
petition for an extra session of con
gress to make changes in the Dingley
tariff means simply that he will insist
on taking the tariff pitcher to the we-1!
again in the presidential and congres
sional elections of next year.
This, it is remembered, is contrary
to the advice of Secretary Elmer Dover
of the republican national committee,
who, in Washington a few weeks ago,
expressed the fear that it would not
be safe to take that, pitcher to the well
Realizing the danger and knowing
that the president will no: cail the ex
tra session recommended by Senator
Cullom in December, and now asked
for by almost the entire republican or
ganization of Massachusetts, Mr. Dover
hoped that the necessary tariff changes
would be made In the long session of
the liOth congress which meets on the
lirst Monday of next December.
In this, it seems, he is doomed to
disappointment through the hostile at
titude which Mr. Roosevelt, according
to the Washington dispatches, has now
for the first time definitely assumed.
His support in this attitude by Speaker
Caunon makes it practically certain
that, unless new light, comes to the ad
ministration and house leaders, there
will be no changes in the tariff before
the elections of next year.
And yet, the monopoly tariff has be
come so burdensome to certain great
interests hitherto clesely allied with
the republican party that there is dan
ger the pitcher will be broken the next
time the voters get a chance to kick it
on the way to the well.
Massachusetts manufacturers do not
want the same kind of tariff revision
that is desired by the wool growers of
Ohio and Wyoming, or by the farmers
and live stock men of Minnesota. Iowa
and Illinois. But the changes which
west and south revealed by the
)tii-1lu i.2 takim liv lllsQMehllsetf4
plain warning that it must cheapen
the cost of production if it is to hold
its .own against the growing competi
tion. Canada is its nearest source of
supply for coal and lunibor, and It
vvants the protective tariff taken from
The tariff on hides and leather is a
rolli-destioying tax on the great shoe
ndustry which is irksome? ti the Bay
i'ate manufacturers in their com pet i
ion with the manufacturers of St.
.ouis, who have cheaper coal and food.
Massachusetts also wants the protoc
ive re-moved from wool and other raw
The pressure is so strong that even
Senator Lodge, the president's spokes
man in the sena'e, has been forced to
leclare for revision.
In the east, as in the west, the re
publican party is pulling two ways on
Oingleyisni, and those who are tugging
m the revision ropes are becoming
more impatient all the time. It is a
dangerous division for any party to
carry in a presidential election.
Senators anil Hie I'l-e'sieleni-.v.
It is a curious fact that nobody has
ever ye-t stepped out of the senate into
the White house. It is an equally
curious fact that no man has ev-.-r
reached the White house, either by
election or through succession, who
lias ever been speaker of the house,
except one. Many presidents Mou
iee, John Quincy Adams. .lackson. Van
Buren, Buchanan and others had pre
viously been senators,, but none weie
in the senate at the time of ihe-ir uo.i;
iualion or election to the presidency.
Many senators Cass. Blaine, She
man, Logan. Hill. Allison and others
attempted to .reach the higher office.
but nil failed, Carficld was e-Ie-cled
to the senate just before his uominv
tinn as president. But Garfield w;-s
not thought of in connection with the
presidency at the time the convention
met which nominated him. The con
vention went to him after many un
availing ballots in a deadlock betwee.i
larger personages. Moreover. Garfield
had not qualified for the senate at the
time of his nomination for pre'siilen'.
and thus his name is not on the senate
Many speakers of the house and e--speakers
Clay, Banks. Colfax, Blaine,
e anisic anil oilie-rs were aspirants ..o
the presidency, but all of these- were
beaten, either in the convention or .it
the polls. Polk was the only preside; t
who ever held the post now tilled jy
Brother Bae r. the; hard coal barn i
is much exercise-d ove-r the railroil
rate legislation proposed by the Penn
sylvania legislature. He has writt-.n
a letter warning the legislature' that it
win dp miscnievons to create a staie
commission to regulate railroad ran
auer tne pian oi tne interstate com
merce commission and declares th-
laiiroaus cannot, continue? to make nn-
provemeuts and at the same time de
crease passenger and freight rales.
The divine Bai-r is probably more
frightened than hurt, for when a re
publican controlled legislature ol renn
sylvauia passes any law that will e-iisb
grasping corporations, the mille-ninci
cannot be far off.
IN FIELD OF LITERATURE
The American Magazine for March.
The American Magazine for March in
cludes a little play, "The Goal." by
He-nry Arthur Jones. Throughout the
play, made joyful by his piesence,
there walks a great man of the world,
7." years eild. who, on the day he died.
preserved love of life, high respect for
himself, and enthusiasm for larger
achievement. When he died he- died
s'anding. Miss Tarbell. whose history
ot the tariff is erne of the features of
this notable periodical, relates in th
present number the story of the tariff
under Grant. Blaine, "Sunset" Cox
Horace Greeley, "Pig-Iron" Kellev and
Garfield are among the men introduced
losepnine uasKam Macon s article on
the servant problem is entitled "We
and Our Neighbors." Slanle-y Johnson
describes "Athletics Among the Blind.
Joseph Jacobs records the biography
ot the Mean or Middle American. The
Interpreter presents what is really a
graphic character study of President
Roosevelt. David Grayson reports
"An Argument with a Millionaire
I hi! author of Emmy Lou wires an
other "Ietitia" story, and F. Marion
Crawford proceeds with his se-rial
What Ray Slannard Baker is going to
do with "The Riddle of the Negro" is
fully announced. Other contributors
are: George Randolph Chester, Sarah
N. ('leghorn, Michael Williams, Witter
Bynner, and Jules Verne Des Voignes
The February Atlantic. The fact
nat i-ongteiiow s centenary talis upon
the 27th of this month has given occa
sion in a number of the magazines for
new accounts of the poet's life and
work. Doubly interesting, because of
the unfamiliar material it makes use
of. is an article in the February At
lantie on "Evangeline and the Real
Acadians." Evangeline appears to be
the nios' popular "long-breathed" poem
In our literature; it is read every year
by hundreds of thousands of American
and Canadian school children; enter
prising steamship companies use it for
advertising purposes: Grand Pre, "on
the shore of the Basin of Minas." is
visited every season by throngs of
eager tourists . And yet, according to
the writer of the article in question
who. by the way. Is Professor Archi-
J bald MacMechan of Dalhousie univer -
Massachusetts wants it wants
The growth of manufactures
of the Expulsion, as I
i Longfellow recounts it, is far from be-
ing borne out by the historical tacts.
flie Acadians were not harshly used:
their removal, for they were a menace
to the very existence of England's au
thority in Canada; it was New England
rather than the mother country that
was directly responsible for the act.
md Boston ships conveyed the Aca
dians over the seas. "Thanks to Evan
geline, the Expulsion will never be un-
dei stood." Stirelv this is an interest
ing roll! for a single poem to play on
the stage of historv.
The March St. Nicholas. There are
so many good things to elelignt bt.
Nicholas young readers in the March
number that choice for special mention
is diflicult. Perhaps no feature of Sr.
Nicholas in many years has made
stronger appeal to the mothers and
that is saying a good ileal than Lina
Beard's series of "Hints and Helps for
Mother' Rainy-day Amusements in
the Nursery." Few mothe-rs. or big
sisters, or nurses have ever guessed
the fun to be had from paper boxes,
md clothespins, and empty spools, and
other everyday articles to be found in
very home on any rainy day. There
are always plenty or illustrations to
help on the sport; and this month there
are jolly suggestions about "Spool
Playthings." Another bit just for moth
ers and the littlest ones is a daintily
illustrated sketch of finger play, "Baby's
fen Little Live Playthings." by J. K
Barry. There is plenty for older broth
rs aud sisters as well, an account of
'Warships, Ancient and Modern," by
Frank E. Channou; the story of "Old
Blue Pottery," by Ada 'Walker Camehl
an interesting discussion ot Harness
ing the Elements," by George Ethelbert
Walsh, and this will catch the boys
the explanation of "How Knives Cut,
by C. H. Claudy, with illustrations from
photomicrographs by the author. Stor
ies are not lacking. Mrs. Frances
Hodgson Burnett's "The Cosy Lion
has a delicious ending: there are the
serials, and several short tales beside.
wi'h Nature and Science, the St. Nich
olas League. Books and Reading, the
Letter Box, the Riddle Box. and the
St. Nicholas Stamp page to round out
The March Century. The March Cen
tury is a garde-n number, cove-ring a
wide and varied range of outdoor in
terests Charleston gardens, Persian
gardens, workingine-n's gardens, flower
arrangement in Japan, and a review by
Dutch expert of Luther Burbank's
work in scientific horticulture. The Lu
ther Burbauk review, from the pen of
Hugo de Vries. professor eif plant anat
omy and physiology in the I Diversity
of Amsterdam, is the article of most
scientific value in the- magazine. I;
brings to American readers a new. sug-
estive and authoritative presentation
of Mr. Burbank's claims and achieve
ment . All the charm of Charleston's
gardens probably the loveliest gar
dens in this country is in Miss Fran
ce's Duncan's article, and there are de-
htful illustrations by Anna Whelan
Betts. including two full pages in color.
In a different vein, and also touching
subject of far-reaching interest, is
William H. Tolman's account of "Work-
ingmen's Gardens in France." one of
the most encouraging move-men's of
the day. Detroit. New York. Philadel
phia and other American cities are de'-
veloping similar aims; but France has
can icd the work far beyond the point
of an experiment: and the story is full
of vital interest. Bertram Grosvonor
Goodhue's description of Persian gar
dens is embellished with many repro
ductions of the author's drawings: and
in Miss Zaida Ben-Yusuf's paper on
The Honorable Flowers ef Japan"
tne re are many pictures illustrating
the Japanese method of arranging cut
flowers. For those who want to read
also something besides out-of-doors.
there is a variety of articles and the
usual fiction the conclusion of A. E.
W. Mason's "Running Water." and fur
ther chapters, increasing in interest.
of Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's
strong novel of international marriage
and its problems, "The Shuttle." An
especially strong and timely appeal is
made in John H. Finley's estimate of
The Ex-Preside-nt." of whom he says:
It will be remembered that he made
straight and easier of travel the road
by which the people of this republic
are to go to their greater heights."
Among the notable iort raits of the
year was Mr. Sigismond de Ivanowski's
painting of Miss Maude Adams as "Pe
ter Pan." reproduced in color in the
December Century. Equally remark
able is ibis artist's portrayal of Miss
Blanche Bates as "Madame Butterfly,"
which is reproduced in color as the
frontispiece of the March Century, the
se'cond of the magazine's notable series
of portraits of famous actresses in char
acter. Turbine Engine a Success.
While there is little now that is ex
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chinery on large merchant vessels..
such engines have not heretofore been
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SMITH & JONES.
.Copyright, 1906. b? McClure Newspaper
Jonas K. Smith ami William B. Jones
were schoolmates anil bosoru menus.
t the age of twenty they entered the
Eiinie counting room. Two years later
Smith went Into the draper's business,
and Jones went to South America to
represent a firm.
Three years after Jones had departed
for South America things so changed
with bis firm that he re-turned. Smit.i
knew that he was coming and was the
first to gree-t hi in. Neither had mar
ried during the interval. The draper
had prospered, but desired to cuUist
more capital and eularge bis business.
June's had money aud became a part
ner. So great was their faith iu each
other that no papers were elrawn be
youd those making it a legal partner
ship. They trusted to each other ia
everything else. The partnership con
tinned for five years, and the firm
made money, lliis maue at least sis-
teeu years that they had been daily
together as bovs aud men, and one
would have said that each thoroughly
understood the other. One day, iu
view of further improvements, they
bad a balance sheet drawn. Thi-e
showed the exact share of eai-h and
the profits made. There was a elifT.
etice of just a halfpenny in fav r of
Smith. The matter was first mention
ed in a joking way and in the greatest
good nature, but later on it lu-eniue a
bone of e-oiitention. Here were two
lifelong friends who had handled thou
sands of pounds between them disput
ing about a halfpenny. Each declared
that he was actuated by principle, and
so hot did the dispute rage that i
elissjlution of the copartnership tus
Jones went out of the firm and es
tablished an opposition trade. Iu two
years lie bankrupted both concerns.
People for thirty miles around were
furnished with free railroad tickets tj
-ome and buy, even at half price, and
they were furnished free meals at the
When bankruptcy came it made a
clean sweep. Both men went out into
the world without a dollar. Smith took
a situation in a warehouse, and Jones
secured ne with a real estate agent.
Smith secured board far away from
the other place, but inside of two davs
Jones was a boarder at the same place.
Then they spoke for the first time in
two years, and their weirds were over
heard by the landlady, as testified to
afterward. As they met in the upper
hall Jones siil:
"Smith, I have just a word to say to
yon. I shall kill you some day for your
meanness about that halfpenny."
"That's my intention toward you."
That was all. They sat at the same
table and slept within a few feet of
each other for five mo'iths and never
passed another word. They ignored
each other's very existence. The other
boarders in the house came to under
sfind the situation and fell into if.
though of course it was a subject of
general remark. On a dozen different
occasions mutual friends interceded,
but each time they were rebuffed.
That poor little halfpenny stood iu the
wny and could not be put aside. At
Ihe end of five months a relative of
Smith died, and he decided to buy a
house in a suburb of London and have
a widowe-il sister act as housekeeper.
This project was talked over at the
table liefore all.
It was a most curious thing that
Jones should be in the employ of th
real estate man who had e-reeted th.?
houses in the suburb referred to and
that it was a part of his duties ti
show would be purchasers through thr?
houses. Such was the case, however,
and one afternoon when Smith atighted
from the underground at the suburb
be found Jones ready for him. It
must have been a surprise to him, and
yet he was equal to the occasion. He
asked to be shown a certain bouse.
and Jones led the wnv into it. People
on the street heard and saw this. That
evening neither man returniil to bis
boarding bouse. They did not return
next day. Then the police were spoken
to. and a search was instituted. Smith
had said that he was going to look at ii
house?. Jones had said that lie was
going to show a house to a customer.
Ther found the house into which tliti
two men had gone and had not been
seen te reappear with its outer door
unlocked. In a room upstairs they
found Smith and Jones dead. What
happened was told by a tramp who
was in hiding in the house because he
had committed a theft and feared the
police were after him. He was asleep
in an upstairs room and was awaken
ed bv the? sounds of the men s voices
in dispute. He heard cue say:
"Smith, Providence has sent yon
here to your death. I am going to
"Jones, I have been waiting for Just
sue-h an opportunity to take your life
replied the other.
There was Utile or nothing more said
before they closed with each other.
The struggle lasted about five mfn
utes. It was heard, but not seen, hy
the tramp. It cuded by Smith belli
dashed against the sill of a window
with such force as to fracture his skull
It was the opinion of the doctors that
he may have lived on for an hour.
Jones started to go downstairs, but sat
down on the top step and fell back aud
elied. lie had a weak heart aud had
overexerted himself. The tramp had
to climb over him to get dewnstairs.
That was the end of one of the
otrangest feuds ever started from anj
cause, and one has but. to read the par
ticulars to wonder If auy human bo
lug ever conies to reallv understand
another. M. QUAD.
r , mmmsmi
The Prisoner of Zenda
Here is the original romance, the one which has
been the talk of two continents and which gave
birth to the whole race of Zenda novels which
have been so popular, many of them deservedly
so. We have at last secured the rights for "The
Prisoner of Zenda" which will be printed
Serially in This Paper
A glorious story which cannot be too warmly recommended
to all who love a tale that stirs the blood a tale' of brave
men and true and of a fair woman. Critic.
A more gallant, cntranciag story lias seldom been written.
Revtrw of Pex-iews.
Look for It! Don't
JEROME SHOWS NO MERCY
FOR THE YOUNG MRS. THAW
(Continued from Page Cine.)
establishing, hewever, t'uit for ill
gioaieT part of o year Kv--lyn Neshii
received a weekly stipend Iniin Star.
tord White. He taile-d. though, to get
t!ie- wilness to admit there was ; n
reeini nl that she was to ivce-ixc Hus
stipend e-ve-iy week m the year she;
was not e'lnployed mi the stage.
Il:illlt-H .IitoihV on no Point.
Mr. .leronie used all his skill and
pent nearly the entire nfieriioon in
irying to mak-- Mrs. Thaw admit th.it
this was true, inn as often and in as
many ways as lie put the question i
l"er she gave tin- one answer. "I don i
remember." and he- was baffled.
The defetiM- made practically no ef
fort to pie-vent the admission ol lir-
testimony reg trdiug the nmne-y paid
bv Stanford White- lor Miss Neshil'.;
upport and that of her mother. In
hurt, it became known that conns' I
for Thaw regarded it as distinctly
tending to bear out ihe story of the
mirrored room episode.
Ilrr M'mry Smllttily llnil.
The most striking feature of ihe-
cross cxaminniion was the nialiilitv ol
the witness lo remember things about
which she- was pie-st ioned. She said.
"I don't re-member" more than a hun
dred time's in the e-otirse of the- day.
Kven when Mr. Jerome ende-avori d by
the process of elimination to ge-t her
down somewhere near the exact dales
or time periods he met with slight suc
This com l ast to the exce-lletice of
her memory when telling her own
story on the stand impressed all in the
courtroom. Tne accuracy ol her nie-M-
ory on statements sue made in he-
direct, examination made the conie.-.t
more marked. Several times she cor
rected Mr. Je-romo in his siateme-nt ..f
things she had said in that story.
.l-riiiit Know Her I. Ho l.lko l!iok.
In ids cross examination tiie disir;.l
attorney delved into the witness' pa.it
life with a familiarity as to details and
ii store of ge-neial knowledge- which at
times amazed ail who heard, not "
ee-piing the defendant's counsel. Mrs.
Thaw se-emed perfectly se-lT -possess-"-!
at every stage of the cross exatniirt
tion. At time-s her voice trembled per
ceptibly, but almost always it w-es
clear and emphatic. She fenced with
the proseci'uor continuously.
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