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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1908.
SAVANNAH AUTO RACE
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Fine Condition of Course for Gold Trophy Contest Corners and
The Long Island motor parkway and machines abcut earlier In the year.
the state and county roads which com- Ths E,mrP t"3 ' tlle original. race
nlot th -nr mwrhiM. fK r.. w7 have bevn banked, so that cars
derbilt cup race of 100S was run is
may take bends nt almost stralgbt-
ciwwl lfh ltM1 H-iTiirAf in i li
thought by many to comprise about motorists. The stretches hare been
the fastest bit of racing ground for widened, so that at certain points a
automobiles that was ever constructed, number of machines may speed
Georgia folk, however, from Governor abreast. The surface has been rolled
Hoke Smith down to the Rttle black and rerolled and scraped until It Is In ,
lad whose favorite . dainty Is water- perfect condition for racing,
melon, make a similar claim for the) The roadbed has been constructed
twenty-six mile circuit of prepared w1th n vlew to minimizing the wear
roadway over which almost n score of
the swiftest automobiles J:i the world
and tear of tlrtya. The concrete con
struction of the motor parkway por
tion rt T skiyr Tlnnrt rnnr: wn3 tli
will race in and near Savannah ou ; ob)cct of mU(.h complnjnt In this re
Thanksgiving day in competition for ' .Deet on the part of drivers, who
the $3,000 gchl trophy and attending claimed that the baek stretch, known j
cash prises offered by the Automobile as the Jericho turnpike, generally was i
Club of America. Xot alone do the in- far faster than the concrete section.
unuuauia oi me inijurG sstatu or tut A uv ruuuut-u vum. u v
South say that the southern raceway 19 EaId t0 be similar to but In far bet
Is far faster than the one on Long ter condition than the Jericho road.
Island. Those of the most skillful and . an 'or this "?a.w'n c ZTjTr'
., , , , ..... cult Is expected to be more satisfac-
daring motor car drivers in the jtorv for tho drlvers.
tory of automobile racing who have The start of t:.e Thanksgiving day
put their machines about the c ircuit In j wni be made in front of the
the southland say that from point of t grand stand, a structure seating S.000
speed and absence of danger there 1$
no auto racing ground anywhere, at
home or abroad, that compares with
the one at Savannah.
Consequently lovers of the game of
nuto car racing are looking forward to
the smashing of records when the
grand prize race of Nov. 20 Is run,
says the Xew York Evening Sun.
Since the Savannah race of March
last, when Lewis Strang drove an Isot-
persons, erected on ksiui avenue, in
the southern part of Savannah. For
something more than a mile the course
extends through Savannah streets to
White Bluff road, where It takes' a
right angle turn into the longest stretch
of the entire course, a distance of
20,000 feet, or more than throe miles,
without a turn in the road. At the
Montgomery crossroad another right
angle is met. followed by a stretch cf
something under a mile, when a not he;
ta a distance of ,112 miles in 0 bourj ninety degree turn is met at Water's
21 minutes 20 seconds as the winning
car competing for the 53.000 cup offer
ed by the Savannah Automobile club,
the distance about the course has been
extended a fraction over nine miles,
so that now the total distance through
the city of Savannah and through the
outlying country in Chatham county
is exactly 2G.73 miles. A lap during
the race in March amounted to 17.1
miles, the lest time for this race be
ing made by Al Poole in an Isotta in
10 minutes 40 seconds, or an average
of a mile in a little more than fifty
eight seconds. George Robertson in
the Vauderbilt race on Oct. 24 covered
a lap of 23.40 miles in 20 minutes 17
seconds, or an average of a mile in
fifty-one plus seconds. These, figures
would seem to uphold the contention
of the Vanderbilt cup commission that
the Long Island course is the faster.
ITowcver. construction work In the
way of grading, banking curves, oiling.
Bcraping, and so on, has been carried
on almost continuously since the event
In March, so that now the Savannah
course) Is said to tie far faster than It
was when Strang and Focle drove their
The Farmers' Protec
tive association of
Black Hawk township
will cause to be arrest
ed any hunters found
trespassing on the
property belonging to
any of its members.
road. Alternating stretches less than a
mile In length and right angle turns
bring the course to Whltcficld avenue,
an irregular road more than two miles
Swamps and a small river Inclose ft
foot shaped c ircuit of three miles or so.
and an almost straight stretch of threo
miles, followed by a hairpin turn
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
j HOME TRADE MENACE.
this latter" business the uniform rate
would not work equitably. It would
How Parcels Post Would Help Mail enable a big manufacturing concern
Order Houses. j In one part of the country to swamp
The following editorial appeared in or crush out local competitors all over
r;,i,....iio r'..,,,..,...! i r-.niwin the countrv bv havinir the euvirnnipnt.
brings the road fo the Isle of Hop,?, j .jy auJ suU fortu geyei uew which means the people of all loeall
tnld to be the most dangerous point c-p arguments against any leg- ' 11,0 We between the
the circuit. The cut turn here Is net . x. , ' , cost of transportation over the long
ear I aii4pi- i .uica j-woi. distanc
urbs of the cities or in the towus in
stead of lu the congested centers. That
Is something that requires an organised
campaign, but first it requires a cur
rent of right thought In the minds of
United States government. Natural
leauty should be a cor.mon heritage,
for It is the chief natural enjoyment
of the human family, and we have the
same right to it that we have to pure
air and should as quickly resent any
especially sharp, yet extreme
must be exercised by the driver. Th'r
only accident in the history of th:
course occurred here last March, whey
a wheelman lost control of his car anr
ehot with It up over the banking only
to land uninjured in soft mud on thf
An irregular winding road of severa!
miles is next encountered, followed by
two reads a mile In length, joined with
two wide turns, bringing the autoist to
th home stretch, leading back to th
e and that of local distribution
vocated by retail mail order houses: , j It wouid tlu.rof01.0 ,u.ip tbe tendency
"It is predicted by those who are to concentrate Industries which pro
well posted that there will be a much dU(.e goods to le sent out in moderate
more determined and intelligent effort j packages in congested centers of pop
to secure the enactment of a parcels ; ulation and employment and to dry up
post measure iu thene;tt session of j these industries in the small coinmu
congress than was made iu the session ; nlties where they give work to a thriv-
which closed some time ago. la pre-
j paring to combat this effort those who
believe that the extensiou of the par
cels post service would be detrimental
not ouly to their own business, but to
grand stand. This' stretch, along Dalel1 country as a whole-to the great
avenue. Is 11,250 feet, or more than'131 of tLo American people-must
two miles, in length. It. Is-a straight- j bring forward those arguments jvhich
away, slightly up grade, so that the are most likul' to appeal to the,great
spectator in the grand stand mav look ! masses of the people and mu:Jt to a
down on thf flvinf? mnchinro n thov ! large extent got away from those ar-
romf snnprita-' nn tho pnnms Th ' guments which relate speciQ
roadway here is wide enough for six
machines to run abreast, so that n
close finish is certain to give the lookers-on
plenty In the way of excitement.
No railroad crosses the circuit at any
point. Trolley tracks cross at two
points. Ou the days of the races and
during practice hours, however, the
trolleys will not be operated across the
course.. All bridges have been con
structed without steep grades In pass
ing ever roadways and streams.
Wh?n the Savannah Automobile club
was incorporated early this year and
Governor Smith of Georgia consented
to act as honorary referee nt the race
in March the military organizations of
the state and city volunteered to pa
trol the course on the days of the
races. This they did. and the roadway
was kept clear for the autolsts. When
one of the machines overturned during
the race none of the spectators was
permitted to go out on the course. The.
Bame state of affairs will prevail on
Nov. 25 and 20. The soldiers will be
armed, and any effort on the part of
lookers-on to throng the course will be
met with stern resistance.
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Peoples Power C
their own Interests.
"The change or disruption of estab
lished methods and channels . of dis
tribution is uot likely to appear to
the ordinary mind as sufficient ground
for opposing a plan that is loudly ad
vocated as a uieaus of progress aud
improvement, and it may not seem
clear to the general public in what
way this plan menaces the existence of
retail merchants or why they should
be guarded against a means of dis
tribution which is claimed to be iu
the Interest of both the producers aud
the consumers of the articles thus
cheaply and conveniently distributed.
But there are more valid reasons
for objecting to the parcels post than
appear on the face of the matter at a
casual glance. This Is not a mere
question of maintaining the relations
of manufacturers, jobbers or whole
salers aud retail dealers and giving to
each class a fair share in the profits
of production and of distribution to
consumers. Disrupting this system
would be of small account if the re
sult was to be an ecouomie and so
cial Improvement or even If it was to
cause no injury to the community.
But while the governnieut is con
tending against the control of indus
try and trade by great combinations
that tend to monopoly and the ex
tinction of competitive effort, and
while there is a general deprecation
of the tendency to draw population
from rural and village life and mass
It in congested centers, it seems like a
poor policy to lend the service of the
government to both these tendencies,
as the parcels post would certainly do.
The transportation afforded might not
be especially cheap In aggregate cost.
but by means of the uniform charge it
would be made cheap for long dis
tances and give a tremendous advan
tage to the great manufacturing and
trading concerns at central points. It
would cuse the small manufacturing i
i .1 1 t m
piaces, scauereu over wme areas ana
affording employment and comforta
ble subsistence to small communities.
to languish and die out. It would en
able the big central manufactories,
department stores and mail order
houses to reach out to small towns
and villages and extinguish the local
tradersumnd storekeepers or reduce
them 'a struggling and precarious
existence. The various tendencies
which it would accelerate are those
most desirable to counteract.
"The purpose of the government
postal service is to facilitate commu
nication among the people in their so
cial, business and political relations
and not to transport -commodities at
the public expense. The purpose of
the merchandise rate for small pack
ages is to enable the people to send
these to each other readily and cheap
ly and not to afford to manufacturers
and traders a- cheap method of dis
ing and not overcrowded people.
"In like manner.it would help build
np the' great retail mail order houses.'
it would enable them to reach all
parts of the country and undersell the
local, merchants, because it would cost
them no more to deliver their goods a
thousand miles away, thau It cost the
local trader withiq ,hls."own village.
With free tlelivery;lt might cost less,
not because the actual cost was uot a
great deal more, but because the gov
ernment was made a partner in the
business and ill 1 the transporting.
"Facilities for mij communication
among the people can be greatly" im
proved In promptness and regularity
,of dispatch and delivery, and atten
tion had much lx'tter le given to that
than to making the government an ac
tive partner in trade and transporta
tion to the advantage of large com
binations of capital."
NEW NATIONAL IDEAL.
It requires that everything should be j interference therewith. Billboards, un
done that cau be doue to hold In the j sightly buildings, tall fences, the cut
esisting towus and villages the trade ting down of line tn-es except to clear
that now naturally centers there. Any ; building sights, should be subjects for
part of it, small or large, that is di- j legal restriction lest any fair city or
verted to any of the huge ceutral mail j town eventually become altogether
order eencerus in the' big cities aud ! artilicial aud unsightly. Beautiful
thereby taken away from the locality ' grounds, well planted streets and
where it ongiuates and belongs is an parks go far to counteract the do
inlluence that promotes just to that j structiou of natural beauty by the self-
extent the growth of the evil that Is i Ish aud narrow souled landowner, but
eatiug at the heart of our national life. I these can never entirely replace the
Whatever is needed to supply the needs j great charm which natural scenery
of every household in everv rural com- ' holds for one aud all. If the departing
munlty should be sold over the counter I mortal has not left the woisid in some
of a local store and not through the i 'way better than he found it he has
postofflce and the mail trade.
Then comes the question of the
growth of towns and villages. There
Is where the country editors and mer
chants can help tuemselves. Once get
lived in vaiu.
Municipal Tree Control.
There appears to be no legitimate
reason why a city or town should not
it Into the minds of the whole Amer- J appropriate money for the setting cut
lean people that the salvation of the, or irees along streeis aim mpnvays
nation deiends on the upbuilding of i although of course the taxpayer bears
the country towns and suburban vil-!the burden of expense. It is reeog-
lages get the idea . planted and deeply nlzed that, a sidewalk or curb put In
rooted so it will grow itself and a front of a lot Is an Improvement to
thousand Influences will enter the field i it, the abutter lcing taxed for such
and enlist for this great campaign for I improvements, and since a tree is an
rural aud country town and village Improvement every whit as necessary
development to check the overurowth i and convenient and still more desir-
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It removes at once the cause and the
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Upbuilding of Town and Villag
builds the Race.
From an editorial ankle by George
n. Maxwell in Maxwell's Talisman the
following pertiuout extracts are taken
There are many country merchants
who see their trade gradually slipping
away from tlic:u, leaving the country
town aud going to the great cities by
the channel of the mail order trade
There are many country editors who
see the prositerity of thoir towns de
pleted and circulation and. advertising
income reduced for the same reason
There are very few, however, wh
realize that their problem is a national
one and that it is wrapped up iu an.
a part of the great fundamental ques
tiou whether this nation shall le per
petuated or shall be destroyed by th
physical degeneration of humanity, the
social unrest, industrial discontent.
moral and political corruption and clas
hatred bred in the city slums and ten
cnients and certain to culminate
anarchistic crimes, riotous mobs and
all destroyfrig social upheavals as the
result of some long continued period
of Industrial and commercial depres
sion. The fact is that the upbuilding of
the country town and suburban vil
lage as an antidote and safeguard
against the polsonoua social, moral,
physical and political consequences of
herding millions of our working peo
ple together la the unnatural congested
life of the tenements is the one great
question that rises above all others In
importance as a problem that this na
tion must solve. Unless it does solve
it It will suffer death from human de
generacythe fate of so many nations
and civilizations that have risen in the
past only" to be destroyed. Ours will be
likewise destroyed unless we take heed
in time. - '
The danger arises from the conges
tion of population in cities and from
The solution lies in checking the fur
ther growth of cities at the homes of
industrial workers and scattering those
homes into and among suburban home
croft villages and in country towns
and rural settlements.
To do that trade aud industry must
be 0 decentralized,
of cities, with all its resultant evils.
It cannot all be done at once. The
first thing is to get public thought ac
tively aroused and turned into right
channels. There must be a complete
common conception in the minds of
millions of people of this new national
Ideal. Then there must be united, con
certed and vigorous action to realize
that ideal. The facts aud arguments
to support it must be disseminated
ough a great educational campaign.
entirely separate and apart from poli
VALUE OF STREET TREES.
able from a civic beauty standpoint
the city or town should bear the ex
pense of planting and maintenance or
make a direct assessment on the abut
Advantage of Beautifying Towns While
They Are Building.
- Writing of the value of street trees,
J. H. Reed, tree warden of Riverside,
"I was riding In one of our most
beautiful California towns with one
of its prominent business men a few
days 'ago. Passing through a portion
of the city which had been early and
wisely planted to street trees and well
cared for, I said to my friend, 'Sup
pose all the streets of your city had
been planted like this when first .im
proved as this was and continuously
cared for as this has been, In your
judgment how much would it have
added to your present taxable proper
ty valuation? He promptly said, 'Fif
ty per cent,"
"That city is receiving taxes now
on a valuation of several millions.
One-half of 1 per cent of the annual
valuation as the town developed spent
on beautifying its streets ' would liave
made the entire city now as beautiful
as the part we were driving through.
Had this enhanced the valuation' over
rtiat it is now but by. 10 per cent in
stead of 50 we see at once the enor
mous advantage of beautifying our
towns while they are building. And
this money consideration is by no
means the largest return. That these
facts are being appreciated more fully
than heretofore Is Indicated by the
greater activity In street tree plant
ing and the frequent inquiries from
city authorities as well as individuals
as to what and how to plant"
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50 cents and $1. Trial bottle free.
All the news all the time The Argus.
The first and third Tues
days of each month to all
points in the "Land of
Rock Island Lines
with immense mileage
offer most comprehensive
Round-trip tickets with
long return limit and
liberal stop-over privi
leges at very low rates
of fare sold on these
NOVEMBER 3 AND 17
DECEMBER 1 AND 15
Let me help you plan
a trip of investigation.
S. F. Boyd,
Division Pass. Agent, Davenport, Iav.
F. H. Plummer,
C. P. Agent.. "
1829 Second avenue
Rock Island, III.
Publio Rights In Natural Scenery.
Though private ownership of land
has never, been more secure than at
present or the owner more protected
in his rights, all fair minded persons
are asking if these rights are not often
exceeded in the use of land. Certain
Institutions, manufactories, etc., may
not be buijt in residence districts.
where legal restrictions are based on
Industries of all "the greatest good to the greatest num
uwu u v. utau uiciuvu vi. uiO ' I , . . . . . m
tribating Bxeir goods Jto customers. . In must be established in tne Bub-!Jr. a majority rule, the .basis of our.
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DENTIST, DOES IT.
1715 Second Ave, London Building.