Newspaper Page Text
THE AllGUS, FRIDAY."' OCTOBER 25. 1007.
. THE ARGUS.
Published Daily, and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, 11 -per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will ie printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county. .'
Friday, October 25, 1907.
The only person who cannot raise the
price is the consumer.
The copper king had brass enough
and to spare, but what he needed was
In view of latter day sensations, the
insurance scandals seem like mild hap
penings of ancient history.
Is it lack of "confidence' that has
mecinitated the money panic in New
York or is it too much "confidence?"
thirty-second district and conies from j American painters, are the subject of
Carthage. He is a lawyer and is said an article by John E. D. Trask of the
to know all the legal ways , of how-1 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
not-to-do-lt. He was first elected to 'Arts. The illustrations include repro
the senate in 1888 and has hung tightly .auctions of (some) -of the artist's best
to the upper house ever since. Tit? 'known work. The stories of the mini-
Barnacle Gardner is the? republican ' ber are: "My Friend and the Doctor,"
senator from the thirty-ninth district by Thomas Nelson Page. A notably
and conies from Mendota. He also i sympathetic and interesting story by
a lawyer and is considered the blan 1 this popular author. "The Game by
specimen of the crustacean famrtv. , Wire," by Arthur Standoow Pier. A
He was elected to the senate in 189S stirring story (with a very attractive
and fastened himself there as a fix- love element) of a bis football game
ture. Brother Barnacle Pemberton is between Yale and Harvard. "Lovely,"
anothenold stager in the senate. He
is the republican senator from the
thirty-fourth district and is a merchant
at Oakland. He was first elected in.
1S915 and is still clinging to the senate
ship. Brother Barnacle McKenzie i.;
the republican senator from the
twelfth district. He was elected to
the house in 1S!)2 and went to the
senate in 1900."
It is gratifying to know from repub
lican sources that four of the beacon
lights of the republican machine ma
nipulation in .Illinois are thus to be
doused and that the law making body
of the great state is to be no longer
hampered by these. riugsters.
by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins. A humor
ous account of the doings of a young
artist and his bride who accepted the
gifts of the world in a delightfully irre
sponsible way. Mrs. Wharton's great
story, "The Fruit of the Tree," is con
cluded and will be shortly published in
St. 'Louts seems to keep itself in the j
lime light. With the biggest world's
fair nnd tht bi&sest balloon races it
ought to be getting a great boost.
At i dinner nartv in Atchison, the
Globe says, when the mayonnaise salad
dressing was passed to a woman from
Kansas City she put it on ber potatoes,
thinking it was gravy.
The People's Triumph.
The passage of the direct primary bill ian1
bv the lower branch of the legislature.
102 members voting in the affirmative.
is a triumph for the people. The meas
ure oricinallv had few supporters, a
majority of the legislature being op
posed to it. That it passed by a two
thirds vote is due to the fact that the
Scribner's for November. Of all the
ships that have sailed the seas none
have been more picturesque or more as
sociated with romance than the gal
leons of old Spain. The story of their
early voyages, of the immense treas
ures they carried back from the new
world, and the constant dangers they
tndured frpm -predatory adventurers
from all over the world, is told for the
first time in the November Scribner in
John C. Fitzpatrick's article on "The
Spanish Galleon and Pieces-of-Eight."
The illustrations by Frank Brangwyn
include four superb paintings reproduc
ed in full color. The last of Sidney
Lee's articles on "The Call of the
West: America and Elizabethan Ensr-
has to do withThe Path to
Jamestown." It summarizes in a clear
and most interesting way the whole
tendency of exploration which finally
led to the establishing of an- English
colony in Virginia. In these naners
Mr. Lee has brought out. as no one has
before, the essential facts and influ-
people, irrespective of party, demanded Unces that led the Englishmen of that
that they be given the power to name time a0,oss the western orean. Mart-
their public servants without the help ame Haddington's second paper on
or intervention of political bosses. "Chateau and Country Life in France"
That it was not treated as a party deals with "Country Visits' ShP eivps
question, but passed with the votes of an jntjoiate view of the social life and
republicans and democrats, is a good cl,stom's of the neoole of tvnical chat
eaux, of the way they entertain .and of
their isolation from the things' and peo.
pie of the world at large. The article
is illustrated by E. L. Blumenschein.
Mrs. Frances Wilson Hoard succeeds"
admirably in giving an impression of
the peace" and quaint charm" of a typi
cal French provincial town in her ar-
sign. To the republicans who voted
for the bill and who refused to be guid
ed by selfish politicians, the approval
of their constituents is due. To Minor
ity Leader Patttson and his colleagues,.
fvho looked beyond petty partisan ad
vantage and who gave the measure
the necessary two-thirds vote to make
The November Circle. If you art
acquainted with any pessimists, tel!
them about The Circle for November
a real Thanksgiving number wit'i
"good cheer" articles and bright, hap
py stories in abundance. "The Hoe
Man's Thanksgiving," by Edwin Mark
ham, must be classed with that other
poem, "The Man With the Hoe," which
made him famous. William Jennings
Bryan fills two pages of The Circle
with an. article in which he gives some
of the many reasons Why He Ought
to Be Thankful" a Thanksgiving mes
sage for the American people. Flor
ence Morse Kingsley's story of "A Be
lated. Thanksgiving," is one of the best
Thanksgiving stories that has eve.'
been written. Aud Burges Johnso'.i
has" written in behalf of "TmThanks
iving Turkey A Defense of His An-
cestry. All this Thanksgiving mate
rial is interspersed 'among the usual
articles and stories. James W. Vr
Cleave has contributed an article to
The- Circle which treats of the relation
between trade conditions and the pres
ent tariff. There is no question but
that this article on "Why the Manu
facturer. Wants a Tariff Commission"
will be given very serious consider
tion bv those who have the business
affairs of the nation at heart. An a
ticle Vlealing with betterment alon-;
civic lines is "The Spread of the Gal
veston Plan of City Government," bv
Brand Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock's ai
ticle is full of helpful and hopeful sug
gestions for the solution of municipal
problems. In the November number.
The Circle starts its first serial. "A
Free-Lance"; A Story of Modern Life
by Maude L. Radford. Then there is
the second installment of Hamlin Ga--
land's western story, "In That Far
Land." and the tale of "Terence Mc-
Guffey, Adventurer." by Marie Man
ning. For. the music-'over. C. Crozat
Converse has set Alfred Austin's
hymn, "Together." to music, makin
of it a stirring, patriotic song for the
Anglo-Saxon. Because; of the exce-
tioiial .interest jwhich., business .jnen
are-finding in The Circle,-it has b -come
necessary to increase the" size
it in force July 1. the highest meed of ticIe abom: ..A SJeepy Little City. The
praise is due.
The measure now goes to the senate,
and if that body respects the plain
wishes of the people, it will concur in
the action of the house. The house has
heeded the voice of the people. Will
the senate turn a deaf ear to the over
whelming demand for a direct primary
German Protection to Horses.
According to the manager of the
Berlin Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, an excellent organ
ization, there are, no laws, ordinances
or police regulations in Germany pro
hibiting the use of the check rein on
horses with the exception of the police
ordinances of Berlin. The only law
Germany, as far as this authority knows
which prohibits the ill treatment of an
imals is that contained in the imperial
penal code, according to the provisions
of which anyone who publicly, cruelly
tortures or maltreats an animal is lia
ble, to a fine not exceeding 150 marks
l $35.70) or to imprisonment of not over
six weeks. Throwing stones or other
hard bodies or mud at animals is also
punishable by a fine not exceeding 60
marks ($14.28). or an imprisonment of
not over 11 days. As the existing stat
ntes are not regarded as sufficient to
properly protect amimals from cruel
treatment, the various societies for the
prevention of cruelty to animals in Ger
many are endeavoring to secure the
enactment of new legislation whicfi
would provide them with more efficient
legal support in their praiseworthy ef
A leaflet published by the same so
fiety makes It appear that law's of Ger
many for the protection of animal
from cruelty are not as efficient as those
, of the United States. Although the
societies and even a number, of horse
breeders deprecate the use of the check
rein, they have not been successful
hitherto, with the foregoing exception,
in bringing about its abolishment.
illustrations are by hex husband. Charles
Hoard, the well known French etcher
and illustrator, and are. the first draw
ings he has contributed to an Ameri
can magazine. Knglish eather is
the topic of a delightfully humorous
and appreciative essay by Louise Imo
gen Guiney, who knows -her England
very well from a number of yeifts! resi
dence in Oxford. The work nnd careei
of Birge Harrlstyi, one of the foremost
of the Business 'Circle ' It Fs crowded
with , helpful suggestions and advice
in November. Dr. Edward Everett
Hale edits the Lend a-Hand-Circle,
and will continue it as. a regular de
partment in future. Particularly timet
ly in the Snorts and Games Circle is
the treatment by President Charles F.
Thwing LL - D.. of Western Reserve
of the question. "Should Football B
Abolished in American Colleges?" In
the other departments each finds hi
or her individual interest treated by
Clearing Off the Barnacles.
l'nder the caption, "Fotir Barnacles
Whose Hold on the Senate Ship Is
Failing." the Chicago Record-Herald of
this morning says:
"The 'Big Four' of the Barnacle fan.-
ily In the senate Orville F. Berry
Corbus P. Gardner, Stanton C. Pem
berton and John C. McKenzie whose
hold Is being loosened from the senat
ship, have had long and practically
unvarying records in the legislature.
In ' At
Ik - !SJ2d-&,-, &SjL ( , 1
JOEL A. MATTESON 1853-1857.
Fashions For Men
G. ? H. Special Clothes
Stood tne Test
SCULPS ROS. & CO.
Fine Cfofhes Makers
, Baltimore and New York
AND THEY FIT
And were incomparably superior to the vast majority
of the advertised brands. v Among the scores of well
known brands of high class clothing there is none
more universally recognized as stan
dard than the
G. H. Special
Wc have for many years found these
garments positively unequalled for
quality, style and attractiveness.
We are showing all the latest things
. in browns, blues, greys and the new
mixtures in fancy fabrics. We can
fit anybody and no matter how much
or how little you pay we will give
you the greatest values your money
can buy. Our suits and overcoats
$10.00. $12.00, $15.00
up to $35.00
Dailys Short Story
"A LUCKY HIT" By Martha Cobb Sanford.
Copyrighted, 1907, by Humor Spnikuo.)
crow of a hill and th
Iniadcntully lie was i though."
and watching the
Joel A. Matteson was a "frenzied financier" of his dav. H was born An.
"With Big Barnacle Berry in the lead g, 1808. in Jefferson county, N. Y. In 1833 he made Kendall county. 111., his
and Tite Barnacle Gardner a closi(home. From schoolteaching be turned to railroad contracting and government
second to his big brother, the four land ppeculation and made money. His Joliet woolen mill Increased his for-
inembers'of the family have posed r tune. . He was state senator in 1842. Two years after he left the governorship
'conservatives and have exercised all $224,182.66 of canal scrip, which had once beep, redeemed by the state but not
the traits of their ancestors in clogging canceled, was found In Matteson's possession. He maintained that he came by
the Ship of state. Big Barnacle Berry it honestly aud voluntarily turned over property from which th state realized
is the republican senator from tn? over 225,000,000. : lie djd Jan, 3, 1$73 - -
A man sat on th
smoking a cigarette
. Why, oh, why, had he ever thought
that he needed absolute rest nnd quiet
that he didn't want ever to hear ap
plause agaiu or to look into people's
faces? A solid week of this coveted
solitude had made him "a sadder and
a wiser mau." What wouldn't lie give
this very moment, for something to
He jumped up suddenly. Something
had happened, souiethiug very aggra
vating. As he stooped down to pick up
the little green apple that had bit hiiu
square on the shoulder a hoy fsh laugh
rang out on the other side of a nearby
He threw the apple back over the
fence again and reversed his opinion
on the value of absolute quiet.
The nert night the same thing hap
pened, only this. time when the apple
roused hiiu from his reverie the sun
had been some lime set and darkness
and silence were stealing over the hill.
"I'll catch that kid this time," he
said, jumping up.
With a run nnd a bound he made the
fence and landed lightly on the other
side face to face with a young fellow
almost as tall as himself.
Well, bless my soul I' he exclaimed.
"I expected to find a kid. I was com
ing over to lick you."
"Forget it," returned the youth, lead
ing the way to a seat under a luxuri
ous grape, arbor. "I've been watching
you every night; thought perhaps you'd
like company, so threw you an invita
"You struck It, or rather me, just
right, young man. I do like company,
What's your name?"
"That's easy to remember."
"Short for Nixon. What's yours?" '
"Yin- short for Vincent"
"Oh, I see." Aud the boy laughed
merrily aud slapped bis knee.
"Boardiug down at the farm?"
"Yes, and beastly tired of it . You
live here all the year around?"
"Good gracious, no! Just staying-a
few weeks with my grandparents.
Dead slow! You're the only civilized
man I've seen since I got here."
A brief silence followed, in,whic73
Vincent struck a match and lighted a
"Have one, Nix?"
!JQO..youn, . J, s 'pose. I contracted
hair.t long before 1 was your age.
Oh. 'i isn't that," answered Nix
careless!", crossing one well snapotl
leg over the oilier. "But the grandpar
ents, you know they think its a
"They won't be out here, will they?"
"Oh. no. But I have to kiss "em
good night. I'm their son's only son,
you see the baby of the family."
Vincent laughed heartily at the boy's
tone of disgust.
"Any pretty girls in the neighbor
hood';"' be asked after a puff or two.
"You seen any?" returned Nix.
"Not one more's the pity."
""You like 'em., then V"
"Bet your lire: Don't you?"
"Oh. so-so. I get on better with fel
"You'll get over that." laughed Vin-
"MY BROTHER WAS DETAINED IV TOWX.
cent. "Bfltl must be going, fit s near
ly pitch dark, and I'll lose my way
down to the farm." 1
" "Coming up tomorrow night?"
"Sure thing! You won't have to
waste any more green apples on. me,
Good night!" ' . . .
One night a week, or so later,- in
vhicu time Vincent- ami -Ins young
friend had become great ch'ims. tee
former proposed a fishing' trip over the
mountains, but Nixon Nshook his head
No hit, Vin." he replied. "Nover
could stand fishing. (;ets your hands
so messed up taking the flapping
things off the hook."
Vincent looked at the boy's fastidious
white hands and could hardly blame
"I'll take "em off for you," urged Vin
cent. "Come on."
"No. thanks. Besides, I've got to go
up to town tomorrow afternoon with
"I've good mind to go myself."
said Vincent. "This country life's pit
ting on my nerves. What train are
you going on?"
"t'ive it up." answered the hoy re
signedly. "Grandmother changes her
mind every five minutes. But you'll
find country life all right after to
night, old man. I'm going to bring my
sister back with me."
"IMdu't knww you had one. Nix.
That's jolly. What's she like?"
"The freshest ever."
"Good! is she pretty?"
"People tell her so. She pretends
not to like it. but I liet she does."
"Introduce me the very first thing?"
".s soon as you like."
Then the boy sighed.
"What's the matter with you. Nix?"
"Oh. just thinking how it will be all
over witti me after sne comes. I can
see yon falling in love with her now.
What does it feel like, Vin, to be in
"Tell you, my child, when I've Ihmm
"Oh. fudge! You've Iwn there a
"Honor. I Jiaven't; thought I was
sometimes, of course, just as yon will.
Nix. when all the girls begin to run
"They never will." sighed Nix.
"Don't you Iielieve it. Girls adore
eyes like yours. Are your sister's eyes
that same wonderful blue and has she
curly browu hair like yours?"
"Ohf quit it! Nix replied petulant
ly and walked off toward the house iu
The next night, In order not to seem
too 9ager, Vincent let the sun disappear
and waited for the young moon to
hang up her crescent liefore he took
his usual way up the bill. He discard
ed the short cut over the fence and
made a very proper entrance through
the garden gate.
As he neared the grape arbor he
could see the white folds of a woman's
skirt, and jpis heart fluttered with an
ticipation. "Mr. Vlucent?" asked the young girl,
standing hesitatingly at the other end
of the arbor. "My brother was detain
ed iu town. He asked me.to"
"Nix, you witch, come here!" laugu-
el Vincent, crushing the girl 'to him In
little gasps of expostulation.
"When did you find it out?" she
nianaged to get breath enough to say
"1 knew it all the time," answered
"Oh. oh!" exclaimed the girl and hid
her hot cheeks In her hands. "How did
you know it?"
"I bad seen you in those charming
boy's togs liefore, little actress, and
recognized you the moment I jumped
over the feuce, though I could scarcely
believe my eyes."
"You were at those theatricals?"
gasped the girl. "Goxlness gracious!
You aren't John Vinton, the actor, are
you. the one we girls rave over?"
"The very sa I mean I'm John Vin
cent, the actor, frut, honor bright. I
didn't expect to find my own particu
The girl gave him a reproachful
"I wonder why I didn't recognize
yu?" she asked.
"Probably," he answered laughingly,
"liecause I'm not a lady on the stag".
But tell me. dear, what made you play
such a prank?"
"Wel'Tr you see. grandma" (here they
both had to laugh i "wouldn't let me
go out iu the evening. So I used to
pretend to go to led early, and then I
put on those clothes and climbed down
over the shed aud oh, you know the
"But what made you throw the ap
ples at nie?" ersisted Vincent, holding
her little hands captive.
"Boys always throw apples at peo
ple," was her unexpected reply, "and
you were the only man I mean ierson
"It was a lucky, hit for me. dear
est." commented her lovpr. drawing
her close and kissing her loyish mouth
again aud again.
Curious Westmorland Cuctom.
A strange custom is observed vearlv
in the small hamlet of Week, iu West
morland, in commemoration of an in
cident that happened in the year 1S41.
That year there was a plague of wasps
and many persons throughout the
country succumbed to the poisonous
sting. The little hamlet holds the rec
ord for its number of victims, and in
memory of the occurrence a memorial
tablet was erected on the moor there.
Now each year there is a procession.
Most of the inhabitants turn out, car
rying insect powder and other devices
for killing wasps, and march to the
memorial stone, where a short service
Is held by the minister of the parish.
When the service is over a general cru
sade is made In search of wasps' nests,
which are immediately destroyed.
Some carry guns, some rags saturated
In turpentine, while others carry par
affin, which is poured into Uxe neat jhd
a match applied. The anniversary is
considered the most imnort.inr rnt ;f
ail Jifr freshuess and kissing away her I the year, English. Country Gentleman.'