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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
ter d at the postofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
AU communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
bave real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, October 8, 1907.
The Detroit Tigers are loaded foi
bear in Chicago.
Ho for the Hennepin. Let every
body get in on the, doings.
"Advanced vaudeville," it appears
will crowd grand opera ont of Chicago
this winter. The New York World says
this Is perfectly consistent. It is giv
ing th classical composers a song and
Perhaps we are a little bit dense, but
we do not understand just how the
president expects to prevent fully il
lustrated articles on his Louisiana bear
nunt by merely excluding reporters
from the hunt.
The city council adopted the proper
initiative looking to Rock Island's par
ticipation In the dedicatory exercises
of the Hennepin canal. Now let thi
Rock Island Club and the Rock Island
Business Men's association follow suit
The New York World says: "With
President Roosevelt touring the west
Secretary Root touring Mexico, and
Secretary Taft touring the orient, it
looks as hough Cook might be per
sonally conducting the administration."
surely stand in with a large preponder
ance of the people of the Mississippi
valley. He said:
"I have a plan which I am going to
put forward this winter. I am going
to propose to cut down the army to a
strength of 33,000. This reduction from
the present strength of 05,000 will mean
the decrease of $3,000,000 in annual ex
penditures for the army, and I am go
ing to propose to put every cent thus
saved into river and harbor improvements.
"I've got one other plan. When that
fleet goes to the Pacific, if I can have
my way, I am going to have it extend
ed in line, ready for action, and then
have the mikado notified that we are
going to bombard every port in the
empire of Japan unless Japan takes
the Philippines and keeps them."
A LOVE TRAGEDY,
United States Senator Hopkins thinks
perhaps that he is making a strong de
fense of his record in acting as chief
counsel for and principal defender of
Apostle Reed Sntoot, when he (Hop
kins) says that he acted in accord with
the view of the "republican party in
Hopkins attacks Mason's position and
says: "Mason says that if he had been
in the senate he would have voted
against the seating of Smoot. If he
had done so he would bave acted with
tne democrats, who made it a party
So Hopkins poses before the people
as merely a republican politician a pol
itician because he wants office, a re
publican in the sense that he will do
what the "republican party in the sen
ate" tells him to do whether it is right
or wrong, whether it Is fair or unfair
just or unjust.
The people of the United States the
sovereign people were not in favor of
Reed Smoot, apostle of the Mormons,
maintaining his seat in the senate, but
when the issue came to a vote, Hopkins
was one of those found fighting fore
most in behalf of the Mormon apostle.
Mason is making a spunky fight on
this issue, and Hopkins may well squirm
uneasily as this issue is held before the
people of Illinois.
The old Jefferson doctrine of. "equal
rights for all and special privileges for
none" is 'the fundamental principle of
genuine democracy. On this rock is the
democratic party built and it will pre
vail over the forces of privilege and
St. Louis Republic: To come back
to the point, we may get a navy in
the Pacific to pacify all Asia and an
other in the Atlantic to keep all Eu
rope properly persuaded without
changing the fact that deep water in
the Mississippi river will bring more
grain to mills which grind Hour and
corn meal as essentials for sustaining
a glorious and combative nation.
The opinion of Mrs'. C-ilson of Cham
paign, III., that the substitution of the
Teddy bear for the doll will not mean
a "diminution of the instincts of ma
ternity" carries with it the weight of
Fallacies of the Law. lly Henry S.
Wilcox of the Chicago bar, author of
Foibles of the Bench, Foibles of the
Bar, Frailties of the Jury, etc. Cloth,
gilt top, 208 pages, price $1.50, post
paid. This volume completes the series
projected by Mr. Wilcox about one
year ago. It corresponds in style ot
binding with the other volumes, but s
about one-third larger and excels the
others in the breadth of its scope an 1
the terseness of its composition, tt
compresses in a small compass a great
number of pointed objections, not only
to the laws of a general nature, but (o
the fundamental doctrines which form
their basis, and it exposes in a clear
light the defective character of the
machinery devised for their enforce
ment, and for the conduct of the gen
eral government. Xor does the author
contend himself with exposing the fal
lacies of the law. For every defect
pointed out a remedy is suggested.
All who read this volume will be as
tonished to learn there are so manv
weak spots in our governmental fao
ric, and that the laws which have been
so long extolled as the essence of wis
dom are so defective, not only in their
general structure but in their funda
mental doctrines. Many may disagr?e
with the author in his conclusions and
many may doubt the efficacy of the
remedies suggested, but no one can
iread this book and fail to be enter-
Tl nncltinn i 1 .... f . . T 1, .. .. t ! . . . .
. .. . ... tained and instructed on this most im
al congress of mothers. A possible I . .
jjin i . .u . I portant suo.ject. to lawyers ana iaw
additional argument for the substitu- , , ,, , , ... ,, 4
, . , ., . , 'makers and all scholars as well as to
young idea to shoot, beginning at the
earliest possible period.
the general reader, it should be es
Ham-half anji RiisincsH.
Charles A. Comiskey -Jn American
Business Man: The development of
baseball as a business has been so
coninlete that it has attained n n?imi-
inence second to no other AuierlcarfW""1 out of existence. Tiles too and
Out of Sight.
"Out of sight, out of mind," is an
old saying which applies with special
forco to a sore, burn or wound that's
been treated with Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. It's out of sight, out of mind
Near the coast at San Bias, Colom
bia, South America, dwells a tribe cf
Indians, a peculiar race who trace
thek descent from the ancient Toltecs.
They are friendly with the whites,
will receive them and trade with them,
but will not mingle with them. At
eunset each day every white person
must leave their territory till the fol
lowing morning. This is a law of the
tribe, and no white man has ever been
known to succeed in breaking it.
Cocoanuts are the product of tic
country, and the crop is usually very
valuable, though vegetable ivory iy al
so a source of Income. The cocoanut
groves are largo, and every tree after
the fourth year bears abundantly. The
nuts are allowed after ripening to fall
on the ground, every twenty cocoanuts
being worth a dollar. All day and all
night the owner of one of those estates
may sit and listen to the thud of his
wealth dropping about him.
Many ships touch there to bring
away the crops, and since the San
Bias girls are attractive there is great
temptation for the Jack tars to take
risks in attempting to court them. The
fascination in such cases is propor
tionate to the danger, autl the danger
is very great. Indeed, the penalty if
caught is death.
One morning the barkentine Sarah
Clark touched at San Bias to trade for
cocoanuts and vegetable ivory. Some
time was consumed In getting the
stock collected and. transferring it to
the ship. Meanwhile the crew of the
vessel were coming and going to and
from the shore. Near the lieach lived
a young girl with her parents, who
came down to where the boats were
loading. Youug Jack Cutler, a mate of
the vessel, saw her and was enamored
of her wild beauty. The girl saw that
she was noticed and went away, weil
knowing the penalty of indulging a
love for a white man and feeling that
she could not trust herself under the
influence of the handsome sailor. Jack
followed her, and there was a short
but vivid wooing. Both were caught in
the toils of love.
How long the ship remained there,
how often the sailor saw the girl, how
they managed to communicate, not
speaking the same language, can only
be conjectured. Cutler as mate of the
vessel was much of the time on duty
and could only spend brief intervals
with his love. But he was in charge of
the shore end of the shipping of the
cargo, and this rendered It possible
that he should snatch these intervals
for lovemaking. Be this as it may,
during the brief stay of the ship there
grew up a devotion between the dark
Indian girl and the fair Anglo Saxon
stronger than the love of life. Then
came the thought of parting. It wi'.s
not to be endured. Yet if the sailor
tried to take the girl away with him
and failed she must pay the penalty
with her life. Only extreme youth
will take such chances.
On the night lefore the ship was to
sail the mate was missing. He was
lying concealed in a thicket near the
shore and the girl's home. She came to
him, they left the thicket and went
down to the beach. There they found
a canoe and started to paddle for the
That region is famous for its storms,
its cyclones and its hurricanes, which
often come without any warning. The
pair were paddling, life and love be
fore them, certain death behind them.
The girl was an expert with the pad
dle, and the man was strong. A black
cloud came up over the ocean, in its
breast a storm wind. It struck the
frail boat and nearly capsized it. It
would bave been better had the wjnd
industry in extensiveness and impor
tance. The business of baseball flour
ishes wherever there is a stretch of
level ground and enough lumber to
make a bat, and as more people are
interested in it than in any other sin
gle industry in the country, surely '.t
is the most important. In Chicago,
where the livestock trade has acquired
somewhat of a reputation, it is ex
tremely probable that most of the in
habitants, if confronted with the alter
native of giving up either their meat
or their baseball, would choose to be
come vegetarians. The statistical ex
tent of baseball is difficult to estimate
and not likely to be overestimated.'
Approximately 300 professioncl teams
are listed under the national agree
ment, and to the players of these clubs
over $2,577,000 was paid out last yea.'
in salaries. To maintain the grounds
of these clubs and for incidental sal
aries there was an additional expendi
ture of $2,500,000. For railroad fares
the clnb owners parted with close ou
to $1,000,000, and for hotel bills for
the traveling clubs the amount pail
out approximated $150,000. For spring
training expenses the magnates parted
with $125,000, part of which they made
back, of course, in .the ante-season ex
hibition games. For all additional ex
penses rolled up by the clubs playing
under the national agreement there
was an outlay of at least $1,000,000
chtJblains disappear under its healing
influence Guaranteed by all druggists.
It John Sharp Williams, majority
leader of the federal house of repre
sentatives, can carry out the ideas he,
advanced in a recent conversation with
Congressman Hepburn of Iowa, he will
T A LES
OF THE TAILOR
All tailors may look
alike to you. But I con
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little better than the or
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given this business lots
of attention. Have had
the experience and am a
graduate of the best
tailoring school in the
world. Come in and let me
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ties in coming styles.
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What ever the amount you wish to expend here, you
have the assurance of a better sviit for the price than can
be obtained elsewhere.
G. & H. prices on fall suits range from
Ask to pee our suits that we are showing at
$10 to $35 $15, $16.50 and $18
Greatest Values in the Three Cities.
Gustafsoo & Hayes
Come from' off the shore. In that ease,
the two niicrht nossiblv have been able i
succeeded in keeping their eanoe afloat
they would be blown back to the land
to suffer the inevitable penalty of their
crime against the tribe's laws. All
the long night they were now tossed
on the crest of a wave, now lowered
In the trough of the sea. When morn
ing came they had drifted ashore ex
hausted. They were seized and the
girl condemned to immediate death.
They had been seen from the vessel,
and the captain, knowing what was in
store for them, sent a boat's crew
ashore with a rescue party. It arriv
ed before the sentence had been car
ried ont. and a demand was made for
the captives. The mate was released,
but no tbrents or persuasion could in
duce the Indians to spare the girl.
Cutler, calling upon the sailors to
follow him, made a rush for his sweet
heart. They backed him manfully aim
In Teddy Bear Land.
bad 'almos't siicce'eded when the girl's
father struck the mato down with a
spear. The girl, crazed with grief at
seeing her lover laid low, broke away
from her captors, seized the spear and
drove it into her breast.
There was now but one thing for
the rescue party to do to get their
wounded mato to the boat. Several
of them seized him and dragged him
over the sand, while the others by dint
of hard strokes managed to keep off
the Indians. In this way, fighting as
they went, they got him into the boat
sprang in themselves and pulletl away
for the ship.
Here ends the story. One cannot
but wonder what were the feelings of
the young man who had led this un
tutored girl through a few days of
love to death by her own band. Would
not his own death have been more to
bo desired than the melancholy re
membrance doomed to hang about him
through the rest of bis life?
MABEL R. TWINING.
TO THE NATIONAL CORN EXPO
Via Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.
The National Corn Exposition wi'.l
be held in the Coliseum at Chicago
Oct. 5 to 19. It will be the largest ex
position of its kind ever held and in
teresting to all, but particularly to
corn growers and those in any way
concerned in corn. Over $.")0,000 in
farms, pianos, buggies, dinner sets,
watches, etc., will be given to exhib
itors in the state classes, which are
not open to professionals. Over $10,
000 in casli prizes alone will be given
on 10 and 30-car exhibits. A special
prize of $1,000 will be given for the
best 50 ears of corn shown at the ex
position. Numerous other prizes will
be awarded for other exhibits in con
nection with the growing of corn.
Numerous special attractions have
been arranged for, such as the "March
of Corn" and an old-fashioned husking
bee and dance. Something special
will be going on all the time. Mush
in the afternoon and evening will be
furnished by the Illinois Naval Re
Excellent train service to Chicago
is offered by the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway. Buy round trip
tickets, good to return any time within
30 days. See nearest ticket agent for
information on rates and train service
F. A. Miller, general passenger agent,
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They have to borrow
money to carry on bus
iness. Look at the hank
statements :inil you'll
linil I hey have almost as
much loaned as their de
posits amount to. Who
borrows this money?
Husiuess men; men of
money! They have to
borrow to carry on bus
iness. Terhaps you are not
one ot the men of mon
ey." yet you need a little money. You haven't any bonds or
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tor Mn. i u loans; so where are you to po "
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We'll he glad to tell you about our fair terms, easy payments and
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Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. iru, and Saturday evening. Telephone
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I've been to swim with Buster Brown,
Where he with old Tige goes.
Please send a barrel to the creek,
For I've got Buster's clothes! "
A Criminal Attack
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ly made In that apparently useless
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generally the result of protracted con
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King's New Life Pills regulate the
liver, prevent appendicitis, and estab
lish regular habits of the bowels. 25
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Imagine yourself the grocer, butcher, landlord, doctor, whom yoa owe.
Wouldn't you demand payment of the fcolil ktoohI" before extending
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The information about it is youmfor the asking.
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When to call.
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone Old West 122
Room 411, Rock Island, III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. .
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m. . Q