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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 2G. 1007.
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Tuesday, November 26, 1907.
The football players may soon gel
their annual fall hair cut.
The Thanksgiving season is upon
us and not a chirp from Turkey.
Jacksonville is now after the gam
blers. Gambling is one of the worst
evils that can infest a community.
Jacksonville has been afflicted with
this cancer for some time, and will
perform an important service for it
self when this insidious form of law
lessness is wiped out.
Sergeant John Hazley, U. S. A., de
scribes the Philippines as "A bunch of
trouble, bounded on the west by smug
glers, 'on the north by rocks and de
struction, on the east by typhoons and
monsoons, and on the south by canni
bals and earthquakes." While this is
not just as Judge Taft puts it, reading
between the lines, many can see the
truth of the statement.
A Long Island farmer who is inter
ested in raising winter vegetables is
trying out a novel electrical experi
ment. An electric arc light is used as
a nocturnal substitute for the sun's
rays. The vegetables are grown in
doors and the arc light travels by
means of a small motor, from end to
end of the building. It Is said that
these plants look as healthy and vig
orous as those grown under the sun.
finding-little encouragement in the
matter of popular support.
In the first place. Senator Hopkins
has not, during his term as United
States senator, done anything that
particularly attracts attention to him
as a champion of the people. He has
not done anything as a member of the
senate that makes it essential that he
There is no demand for the reelec
tion of Hopkins except among profes
sional politicians or from a few news
papers controlled by those politicians,
and this is a pretty good reason why
Hopkins should be defeated.
As to Hopkins vote in -the matter
of the removal of Mormon Apostle
Reed Smoot from the United States
senate, He. is making a weak defense
of that action, which was in antagon
ism to the wishes of the people. How
ever ingenious Hopkins may make his
excuses and explanations of his action,
he always will be kept on the defen
sive, 'because there was great public
demand demand from the people, the
pulpit and the press for the senate
to vote Smoot out of that body, and in
the face of this general demand Hop
kins not. only voted to retain Smoot,
but was one of the first and foremost
leaders in the fight to keep Smoot in
Senator Hopkins will have a hard
time satisfying the voters of Illinois
that he did right in ignoring public
This pretty story is told by the Ne
braska City (Neb.) News: "A young
lady, iu hastily turning the corner of
a street, accidentally ran with great
force against a ragged beggar boy and
nearly knocked him over. Stopping
as soon as she could, and retracing her
steps, she said very kindly: 'I beg
viiur . nariinn. mv little fpllnw. I am
very sorry that I ran against you.'
The boy was wholly amazed. He look
ed at the lady one moment, and then,
taking off his tattered cap, made a
graceful bow and said, as his face lit
up with a smile: 'You have my pard
ing, Miss, and ye'ro welcome to it. And
say, the next time you run ag'in me
you can knock me clean down and I
woji't say a word.' , After the lady had
passed on, the boy said to a compan
ion: 'I say, Jim, it's line to have some
body asking yer parding, ain't it?'"
Spooner Then and Now..
Roekford Star: How suddenly .the
lure of gold can change a man's views.
Take former Senator Snootier as an
example. When he was a member of
the senate he was the mouthpiece of
the administration. In his opinion
then Theodore Roosevelt could do no
wrong. He approved the president's
policies one and all. He saw no effort
at one-man power; no attempt to de
prive the states of their rights; no de
sire to set the constitution aside.
That was Senator Spooner as the
representative of a great state and
Now. behold the change.
Mr. Spooner is now a citizen of New
York where he is the attorney for
several great corporations. He recent
ly delivered an address in which he
described a new Roosevelt as contra
distinguished from the Roosevelt he
knew when he, Spooner, was a sena
tor. The new Roosevelt is a danger
ous man; a man with all the instincts
of a despot; a man who ha no regard
for the written law of the land. The
new Roosevelt would throttle the .
states, annul any part of the constitu-
noii ai win, iorce nis policies on an
unwilling congress, govern by the big
stick and who has already proven
himself the long-looked for man on
horseback who is to send free institu
tions to the denniition bow-wows.
Whom shall we believe? Which
picture is the most correctly drawn?
Senator Spooner has assured us that
President Roosevelt is a wise states
man, a patriot who seeks the coun
try's good. Mr. Spooner of New York,
the attorney for trusts and great cor
porations, declares he is a dangerous
It is quite probable 'the people will
accept Senator Spooner's estimate of
the president. They are quite likely
to assume that Mr. Spooner. the cor
poration lawyer, has simply tiled a
brief for his new masters.
An Extraordinary Announcement
Of a Sale of Nearly all of Our
Entire Suit and Overcoat Stock
THIS is not a sale of a lot of manufacturer's so-called job lots of wrong styles or
misfits that are picked up by some merchants, but a sale of strictly high
grade beautiful garments upon which our house has such wide and well earned
reputation, that grade of garments which every good dresser in this vicinity de
sires and which he can now secure at greatly reduced prices.
$30.00 Coats now
$25.00 Suits now .
All of our 65c and 75c underwear now 49c.
Don't Miss This Great Money Saving Opportunity.
son 6? Hayes
to end in an irreconcilable division
which will mean no good for the re
publican party in the presidential
One of the highest officials of the
I'nited States department of agricul
ture, speaking. to the Washington cor
respondent of the New York World,
said: "Iast yer.r the value of our farm
products exported to foreign countries
was in round numbers $1,158,000,000,
or a little less than $4,000,000 a day.
Whereas, the gross amount of certain
products for the present year may not
be as great as last, their value is con
siderabiy more and our farmers have
been reaping the benefit of the in
crease. In fact, we are now exporting
nearly $3,000,000 worth a day, and this
excellent business must continue or
the whole country will suffer. I don't
wish to lie pessimistic, but it is just as
well to look conditions squarely in the
face. The present state of affairs in
New York, of course, Is one In a large
degree to the criminal recklessness of
a lot of gamblers and business-wildcats
in Wall street, but money is tipht
everywhere, Europe being practically
no better off in this respect than
America. The great newspapers of
the country print a lot about the bet
ter times coming because of the large
importations of gold being made al
most daily. It seems strange that a
fearless and powerful journal like the
World does uot call attention to the
fact that if this sort of thing keeps up
only a little longer Europe will have
no money with which to pay for our
farm products and that a large part
of the $1,500,000,000 worth of products
we have on hand for foreign consump'
tion must inevitably glut the home
market or remain unsoldT- This would
mean hard times, the like of which
the present generation has never seen.
Matters appear all the more serious
when it is remembered that 58 per
cent of all our agricultural exports go
to Great Britain and its possessions.
England is sending us a major portion
of the gold now being received, and
yet it is no secret that things finan
cial are almost as serious there as they
are here." ' -',
Senator Hopk ins.
Senator Albert J. Hopkins is having
a difficult time finding plausible ex
cuses why he should be returned to the
United States senate. He has the sup
port of the "federal machine" because
he has been interested in the construc-
I'olilical Gaino in ConyCKs.
St. Louis Republic: In the first ses
sion of the Goth congress, which be
gins next Monday, the game of politics
will be played to the limit. The con
test for control of the republican party
between the friends and the enemies
of President Roosevelt within the
party will be waged keenly from the
reading of his bulky annual message
to the day ofadjournment, shortly be
fore the national conventions meet.
Little or no legislation of real bene
fit to the country is to be expected.
Every bill will be scanned by "mem
bers of the majority party in the sen
ate with an eye solely to its bearing
on the political fortunes of the one or
the other faction. If anything of sub
stantial good is done it will come in
cidentally to this contest and not as
the main purpose of its authors.
It is remotely improbable rbat any
radical or novel recommendations the
message may contain will be enacted
into law. In the senate the president
will have from the flamboyant Foraker
the same active and unrelenting hos
tility that he had in the last congress.
Aldrich, leading the "old guard" of re
publican senators, will thwart him at
every possible turn.
In the house it is already settled
that Uncle Cannon will be reelected
speaker, and it seems as good as set
tled that his autocratic rule will not
be exercised under the dictation of the
president, as it was in both sessions
of the SItth congress.
If the concert of opinion between
Senator Aldrich and Speaker Cannon
on the financial situation prevails in
the two houses, or in either of them
there will be no currency legislation
for these potent leaders of the major
ity party hold that the only thing nec
essary to set the financial boat right
on its keel again is for the New York
banks to . resume payments of their
balances to banks in other parts of
There will be no tariff legislation
Speaker Cannon will sit so heavily on
every proposal for liberal appropria
tions for western waterways that the
advocates of that policy will have to
fight hard to get any concessions at alj
The session of congress will be
sort of preliminary meeting of the re
publican national convention. If at
an early date President Roosevelt
does not distinctly disavow all third
Tito Canal CommiKKioiiorN.
Just now the Illinois-Michigan canal
commissioners are under heavy lire,
md the Chicago Tribune suggests that
s a result of the revelations of ignor
ance on the part of said commission-
s, they should lose their jobs. It is
asserted that the commissioners have
(lone absolutely nothing.
But here comes aii authority on the
subject, who says the commissioners
have clone something. The Joliet Even
ing Herald declares the commissioners
have done and done well their heaviest
task that of drawing a per diem of
The Herald issues a defi to the
Tribune or anyone else to prove that
any one of the gentlemen has in any
way shirked his duty when it came to
gathering in from the pockets of the
people of- the state the daily "five
-pot" due each commissioner for his
Cleveland and ItooKcvclt.
At last Grover Cleveland can join
the ranks of those politicians from
whom Mr. Roosevelt has borrowed his
policies. The president has followed
Cleveland's policy of issuing bonds to
replenish the supply of gold in the
treasury. There is this difference,
however, that Cleveland was forced to
act by conditions brought about by
his predecessor, while Roosevelt's act
has been made necessary by condi
tions produced by republican policies.
tyejlrgus Daily gljort Story
"Investing in Fame" By Taylor White.
(.Copyrighted. 1907, by Homer BpraRue.)
Mirinni, her arms full of flowers,
stepped through the little door leading
from the stage to the autlitorium. Her
eyes still sparkled with the excitement
of the evening, and the clear skin
glowed brightly pink as the little
groups, still lingering in the hall, hur
ried forward to compliment the lead
To John Temple, lingering in the
background, it seemed as if Miriam
had never looked so lovely, and he
pressed forward to take his place in
the little crowd.
"Take the flowers, please. Jack." she
said as he caught her eye. "Every
one lias lieen so kind to mo. I feel
that I do not deserve it all. You
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"JACK," SHE SOBBED, "TAKE UK AWA1
should have heard what Sir. Stanley
said. He wants to speak to Mr. Be
lasco about me. He is sure that he
can place me with his company after
a little technicnl instruction."
Temple dutifully took the floweps
and stepped into the background. He
hated tnese private theatricals at
which his wife shone so brilliantly.
Still more, he bated Stanley, the pro
fessional coach, who had played the
lover. Of course the love was all n
pretense, a sham of the stage, but just
the same he did not like to see his
wife iu another's arms.
For half an hour Mrs. Temple held
her little court while the janitor wait
ed impatiently to close the hall. Then
Stanley joined the group, and Mrs.
Temple moved toward the entrance.
"I have asked Mr. Stanley to have
a bite of supper with us." she explain
ed over her shoulder to her husband.
and it was Stanley who helped her in
to the carriage and took his sent lie
side her, leaving the front seat to Tem
ple and his load of flowers.
It was over the table that Stanley
sprang his mine. For an hour he
argued iu favor of Miriam's determi
nation to go upon the professional
stage, and in the end he prevailed.
Temple, worn and exhausted with the
struggle, pushed his chair back and
rose from the table.
"It may be as you say," he said
wearily. "If Mrs. Temple is destined
to become an ornament to the Ameri
can stage, I suppose I am selfish, In
withholding my consent."
"My dear fellow." cried Stanley, with
offensive familiarity, "I tyll you Mrs.
Temple can't help lielng one of the
stars of next season. It's in Tier, and
it's bound to come out."
Temple made no reply as he moved
away from the table and crossed to the
library for n cigar. This was what he
had feared' from the time Miriam had
scored her first success. Perhaps It
was as well t'o have It over with.
A week later Mrs. Temple was es
tablished in New York with her moth
er, and daily she worked at her les
sons In the dingy cavern of an unlight-
ed stage, taking delight in"the fact
that she was treading the lioards that
nightly served as the pedestal of one
of the foremost actors of his day.
Stanley was a coach of no mean skill,
and he worked with a will to earn the
large fees that were paid him. By
tpring he was able to place Miriam in
a small part In a Broadway produc
tion. The cost of the costumes was
double that of the salary to be paid
for the entire engagement, and the
manager was glad to get some ama
teur who would dress the part artistic
ally, while at the same time he was
shrewd enough .to realize the advertis
ing possibilities of the wife of a mil
lionaire almost nationally famous. .
gave up her summer to study at tde j
suggestion of Stanley, who was glad
to move to the Temples" country home
and drive the Temple horses when les
sons were not in progress.
He had obtained an offer of the same
part for the coming season, but Miriam
was not content to continue in a minor
role, and Stanley, seeing that the end
was neni, suggested an invitatiou per
formance.. "Mrs. Temple can jlay small parts
to the end of her days," he pronounced
ponderously. "What we want to do Is
to force the issue to show people
what she is really capable of. We'll
hire a theater, get a good cast and put
on, say. 'ltomeo and Juliet. That will
make the managers sit up and take no
tice." "Very well," said Temple quietly.
"Get the best company you can and
do the thing right."
Miriam, to whom Stanley had al
ready broached the proposition, stared
at her husband. Temple was a multl
millionaire, but the ten or twelve thou
sand dollars that Stanley had declared
the experiment would cost was a large
sum to venture on a single matinee.
Impulsively she sprang from her seat
and ran to kiss him.
Temple smiled gently. It was the
first voluntary kiss Miriam had given
him since her greeting at the station
She did not realize In her absorption lu
her work how little attention she paid
Onco assured of the success or his
scheme. Stanley went up to town, leav
ing Miriam with her husbaud for a
week. He wanted to le free to make
arrangements for the theater, and Mir
iam, in her intervals of study, found It
very pleasant to sit in the cool eveu
Ings with her husband and w-atch the
boats glide by on the river far below.
Not until Stanley had left had she no
ticed how pleasant It was to be freed
from his exuberant presence. She was
sorry when her tutor wired her to re
turn to town.
For six weeks she was drilled In bet
new part. Every line was gone over
carefully and the "exact accent studied
She began to loathe the lines. From
the companies playing In town and
from those players not under engage
ment Stanley had made up an excel
lent cast. He had intended engaging
cheaper people that his own share of
the money might be greater, but for
the first time John Temple took an In
terest in his wife's career and gave
personal supervision to the formation
of the supporting companv,
Some few papers made half contemp
tuous advance mention of the perform
ance, and the critics gleefully sharp
ened their pencils, but Miriam, uncon
scious of everything but the play, did
not even see the half jesting allusions
to the new star.
Then came the matinee. Stanley had
seen jtojt .that a claque was present.
nut in spire or tn upronrious appiause
Miriam felt the Insincerity of it all.
and this added to the depression al
ready induced by her knowledge of
bow poorly she appeared beside the.;e
well trained players.
At home nmong friends and irnin
teurs whom she outshone the knowl
edge of superiority had nuoyed her up.
Now the veil was rudely torn from her
eyes, and she lieheld her limitations
with the clearness of an outside ob
server. To complete her lesson sh
overheard a conversation between two
of the lesser members of the cast.
"Stanley stands to clean up. ?.".00 off
this show alone, liesides what be made
off his coaching lessons,' said the first.
The other laughed.
"I never saw a man with such luck
at catching suckers," he said. "I wish
I had the trick. They tell me he's
Miriam's call came, and she lost the
rest. She lay upon Juliet's bier with
the words ringing in her ears, in a
flash she saw It all. Stanley, playing
upon her love for the stage, had en
couraged her in the belief that she
could make a great actress solely for
the sake of the money she would pay
him for his services as a coach, and
Jack, her Jack, had been called a
The odious word bit into ber brain,
and it was with difficulty that she
took up her lines when her cue came.
The tomb scene was mercifully short.
She bowed and smiled to the perfunc
tory applause as the curtain rose again.
Most of the audience was heading for
the entrance. The claque alone re
Stanley as the curtain fell turned to
offer his congratulations, but she
roughly pushed him aside. Temple
had come on to the stage, and she went
straight to him.
"Jack," she sobbed, "take me away
from here. Take me home. I don't
want to act I want Just you, dear."
And Temple, writing a final check
for Stanley, laughed softly to himself.
His Investment In fame had yielded
ripe returns, as be had foreseen.
It onntolni nsv nniatoa 'finM hv all
Encouraged by, her success. Miriam ,but spit4 of the uproarious applause druggist '
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We have used Chamberlain's Cough
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and it has always, proved to be a re
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Rev. Jamee A. Lewi:,
Pastor Milaca, Mlnn.,M. E. Church.
Chamberlain's Cough remedy is sold
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Best remedy for mothers to use is
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