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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1909.
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TrTADES (ggfl COUHClU
Friday, April 23, 1909.
This is Friday the 23d. Skidoo! a
Some people never miss the sun
shine until they are caught in the rain
Without an umbrella.
Abdul Haniid must see now that he
never should have strayed out of the
middle ages, where he belongs.
It is rumored that the heir to the
Turkish throne has joined the young
Turks. Perhaps he wanted to keep
on being heir.
President Taft t!tteiided a baseball
game in Washington the other day and
rooted lustily. Mr . Taft has some
voice in the national game.
The county has made a fair start
along the line of retrenchment. Let
it stick to the course, regardless of all
the bluffing that can be done to pre
vent it." t
By this time the sultan has found
out with whom he was getting gay.
When the young Turks come ba:k
they may npt leave so many orna
mental old fossils sitting around. -
It is all right and proper that an
outgoing council should turn over to
tne succeeding municipal body a mat
ter of such grave importance as that
involving the purchase of a filter
plant for the city. But it is hardly
fair to pass on to the incomers the
settling of an unsatisfactory sewer
job. That should be settled at once
and settled right.
St. Imis Republic: Maine tendevs
its sympathies to Missouri with the
assurance that if we have at times
had cause to complain of the saloon
in politics it has been worse plagued
with the bootlegger in politics. There
is food for reflection in the opinion
of a responsible Maine man that the
Maine law- would long ago have been
repealed but for the opposition of the
bootleggers, who do better in the for
bidden liquor traffic than they could
under license and regulation.
When Sheriff Kittilsen in his fit of
peevishness over the position of the
county board to reduce the per diem
for prisoners' fare in the county jail
so forgot himself as to attribute the
agitation of the subject to the fact
that he had done his duty in ridding
the community of gamblers, thus leav
ing 4he inference that the influence of
gamblers was responsible for the in
quiry into the cost. of keeping prison
ers, he. offered a gratuitous insult, not
only to every taxpayer who has favor
ed the lessening of the sheriff's fee
for the feeding of prisoners, but to
every supervisor who voted for the re
duction. It is charitable to say th.it
the sheriff's conduct in the matter
Giving; Stone for I '.read.
Walter Wellman says that Payne
made ihe tariff and that he is strong
enough to see that it is not changed
enough to amount to anything. All
that Payne cares about is the manu
facturers as he has no use for the
common people. Mt. Carroll Demo
This is not only true of Payne but
of neaily every leadiug republican in
this country. The tariff will be re
vised, but anyone who anticipates i
lowering of duties and a reduction :;i
prices by the tools of the trusts and
Standard Oil agents has another guess
The "common people" will get pre
cisely what they voted for, and hav
no reason for complaint.
New -American Monorail.
A few miles from New York they
are just starting to build a little
line which threatens to revolutionize
railroading in this country, and to
relegate to the scrap pile the two
track railroad, the ponderous coal
eating locomotive, and the big
heavy eight-wheeled cars, as com
panions to the stage coach and the
paddle-wheel steamboat. It is Amer
ica's first monorail road, and in a
few months' time this pioneer of the
novel single-track system will be car
rying passengers between Bartow
Station on the New Haven line and
City Island a distance hitherto cov
ered by ancient horse cars.
The monorail cars, with their
cigar shaped ends, will be 50 feet
long and six and a half feet wide,
and will run on four wheels placed
under the car tandem fashion, two
on each Vend, each wheel having
double flanges and being driven by
two separate motors eight motors
in ail. These wheels run on a single!
rail spiked to concrete ties. Above
the car at each end is a flexible arm Frontispiece, illustration for "Lincoln
connected with an X-shaped truck, and the Boy Regiment." Lincoln atid
each truck containing four guide the "Boy Regiment, Margarita Spalding
wheels, which run in two L-shaped Gerry. The Heart of the Railroad
overhead rails So arranged that the Problem (part two), Charles Edward,
guide wheels cannot leave the rails 'Russell. The' Man In the Room (a
without taking something apart, 'story), Edwin Balmer and "William B.
These guide rails, which are kept a;MacHarg on the Trail of the Ghost
uniform distance of 30 Inches apart, (Dart two). Vance Thompson. Sea'
conduct the electricity, leaving, the 'elephant Hunting In the Wilds of the
single running rail safe to animal jAntarctic, Captain Benjamin D. Cleve
and human life: 'hand. Marooned (a story). Charles Bel
li is claimed by a writer in the Tech-1 nt Davig The GM from Pr0Sperity
nical World magazine that this Amor- George Randolph Chester.
ican system of overhead guide wheels
uuu mic auigiv; tail ucriicratll llic uai I ,-, , , . . n Tv ......
, ...., , . , , gress. Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans,
result in possibilities of high speed'r,. ' w , . D n
,. .. . . . . iThe Better Man (a story), Reginald
without oscillation and a saving in .. , , t . ,,
power. It differs from the French an.l
English systems, all of which require
the use of guide rails beneath the
car in addition to .the running wheels,
and also from the German system, in
which the 'carrying rail is overhead,
the car hanging suspended beneath.
Text Hook Ivvtoition.
Chicago Tribune: "Chicago parents
with children in the public schools
have been unmercifully fleeced. That
has been proved by Trustee Sonsteby s
valuable investigation. .
"The present system of book buying,
herefore. must be done awav with as
soon as possible. The question is,!1
what system shall be adopted in its
place? Caution and thoroughness
should govern this decision. The board 1
should not hastily commit itself to a ,
i i , it . . ... ,
icipal publishing project, although
.,.. u ,,.. ' ...u: .,
hat plan has obvious meriw which
should be given careful consideration.
It may be it is the best. It may be
some offer similar to one already made
for the private publication at cost
would be more economical and lees
troublesome in the long run. More
care in making contracts, the Cleve
land minimum plan, may be all that is
"The case of the state schools is
even worse than that of Chicago, and
altogether the whole situation needs
drastic but intelligent handling.
FIELD OF LITERATURE
Joys of Earth This is the title of
a neat little volume of verse written
by Henry S. Wilcox of Chicago, and
published at $1 by the Wilcox Book
Concern, 1C3 Randolph street, Chicago,
who will be remembered as the author
of Foibles of the Bench and other
books. This is his first attempt in the
poetical field, and all will agree that
he has made a good start. The poem
from which the book derives its title
is a charming presentation of the pleas
ures that abound on this planet, and
it cannot fail to delight the reader,
even if he cares nothing for poetry in
general. Its principal theme is the
thought that much of the bliss we ex
pect to find in heaven abides on earth
and that earth life is a pleasant jour
ney upward to a spiritual existence.
The ideas are exalting and the rhythm
is musical and each part sufficiently
varied from the others as not to be
come monotonous.- The volume con
tains also poems of love, pt !iis of pa
triotism, and pointed humorous short
stories in rhyme and some powerful
pieces in blank verse. Many of those
must prove useful to elocutionists an;l
public entertainers. The pieces en
titled "The Great Operation," "Honest
Tom." "Natural Justice," "Mose Co
hen s Insurance ' and the "Fear of
Ghosts" are high class humor and ar
Mire to cause mucn merriiiieuc anu
delight wherever read or recfted. Tin
poem entitled "Our Country" is as fine
a tribute to our nation and its Slag as
we have seen. We quote the f.rst and
"There's a land that I love where the
western sun beams
On the greenest of hillsides and clear
est. of streams,
And the freshest of breezes blow
balmy and free;
Where lakes of rare beauty reflect the
And near them great cities in majesJy
And the fields wave In blossoms en
trancing the eye
And the great Mississippi rolls down
to tiie sea.
And thus they bequeathed a new flag
to the skies
The star-spangled banner of h.uu!iful
The promise of freedom wherever un
furled; Its red stripes are symbols of blood
that was shed
By patriots, the bravest that earth ever
Its white, of the pure hearts for free
dom that bled.
And its stars of their undying fme
fn the world."
The few poems purporting to give
personal experience of the author will
touch the hearts of most readers. Of
these "Retrospection" is as dignified
and stately as a classic, and "Fond
Memories" is clear, simple, sweet
and tender as a lullaby, and yet both
give pictures of country life of great
beauty and express true affection in
The book contains a half-tone picture
of "Bessie and the Baby." These are
the author's daughter and her baby
boy. The picture is a delight and the
poem of that title is almost as be
witching as the picture. The volume
concludes with a piece entitled the
"Mardi Gras King," which gives a
lucid description of the landing of
King Priscus at Pensacola, his parade,
and the crowning of his queen.
Hampton's Magazine for May. The
contents of Hampton's for May are:
Our Undermanned Navy and Con-
W rignt rvaunman. me naiiuy niaii,
Eugene Wood. Oklahoma and the In
dian, Emerson Hough. The Sun, the
Wind, and the Rain (a poem). Charles
Buxton Going. Plays and Players.
The Silver Horde (serial story), Rex
Beach. Personalities. Tiie Irish In
Him (a story), Inez Haynes Gillniore.
A Theory and a Condition (a story).
iDufiield Osborne. Miss Lucretia's
Tonlb (a story). Grace Sartwell Mason,
E(iitoriai Notes. Writers and Their
Lawson as a Successful Man. I do
not plume myself unnecessarily when
sa' nw the stock game in each
eve,v UHe ,' "f esbem "s ",,u lb
" - l"c "".. u
40 y(ar? , "ve Played it actively and
Bu"88f ,lUy' Vree' "T'l """"
in unicit-iittr ui uoiiuuii ct iu utt;t-a?5-
, ,,.,,.., , ,
-fully.' As I use it, I mean I have
been successful because I had grad
uated from my apprenticeship in the
finance game before the veteran
Keene had even appeared iu Wall
street. Because for years I have
linno'ht nnil solil mnrp storks and
handed more deals than any oth,r
half score operators. Because at the
present time, at the end of 40 year1?,
my' accounts are in 28 representative
New York and 17 representative Bos
ton stock exchange houses. Because
I have testified in the different courts
on all phases of stocks and finance as
an expert. Because I have written
more on finance and stocks than .ill
other writers combined. Because
I while doing this I have so preserved
my solvency and physical and mental
manhood that I may look all men in
the eye and say, "I have asked no
favors I battle for the down and I
don't give a for the up." And
because while this is admitted by all,
the up are compelled to seek my ser
vices when they get tangled in their
own game. 1 hat is what I mean .y
"Successful." Thomas W. Lawson. in
J"lying Yacht For Liptcn.
Sir Thomas Liptou, in a letter to
friends in Milwaukee, declared that he
will soon take to the air instead of
trying to conquer America at the
yachting game. It is hinted that he
may offer a trophy for supremacy in
navigation of the air, which will give
Britannia a chanee to compete with
America cu even terms. !
Yes, I Have Found It at Last.
Found what? Why that Chamber
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manner of itching of the skin. I l ave
been afflicted for many years with
skin disease. I had to get up three
or four times every night and wash
with cold water to allay the terrible
itching, but since using this salve in
December, 1905 the itchipg has stop
ped and has not troubled ra. Elder
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them. Wash mirrors in the same way as
windows. Then polish with a soft cloth
charged with powdered whiting. Finish
with an old silk handkerchief.
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'ArC . H faff
The Famous California Naturalist, who Accompanied Ex-President
Roosevelt to Africa.
The Argus Daily Short Story
Miss Tiverton's Tea Basket By Alicia Sprague.
CopyriKlitf-d, 19t!. by Associated Literary Press.
Miss Tiverton always poured tea ut
precisely U .'.:ln: L iu the afternoon foi
a select circle of feminine friends.
They drank tea at that early hour
so that those who were married might
got home iu time to prepare C o'clock
dinners for their husbands and that
those -who were single might be safely
housed before the early darkness of
the winter evenings.
Miss Tivertou sometimes wished that
they might ttay later, for it was al
ways a long, lonely stretch between
their going and bedtime.
Sometimes I.avinia tlreer stayed with
her, and on those occasions Lavlnia's
brother Kit-hard would call at U. And
these were the social oases in Miss
Tiverton's desert of dreary evenings.
She always made more tea for Kit-h
ard and brought out her little sponge
cakes. Kicliard liked the little cakes,
and he liked Miss Tiverton's dainty
ways, her dclieate pink and white pret
tincss and her pale rose colored house
Laviuia thought Hiss Tiverton very
foolish to wear inus.liu all winter.
"Think of the. washing!" she said as
she and Richard walked homo one
eveniug. "And Letitia Tivertou is as
poor as Job's turkey."
"She surrounds herself," said Kit-hard
musingly, "with an atmosphere of
Laviuia sniffed. She hated to have
her brother say nice things about Leti
tia Tiverton. Laviuia had kept her
brother's house for many years, and it
had always been her great duty to nir:
sentimental affairs In the bud.
Therefore it was many weeks after
that ominous remark .of Kit hard s be
fore she again spent an eveniug with
Letitia. She took her work over iu
the mornings or went to the little tea
drinking, but she did not allow lu-r
brother to darken the doors of the lit
tle gray cottage.
One day Richard spoke of it mildly.
"We haven't been to Miss Tivertou's
for a long time." he said -' not, I
think, for four weeks tomorrow."
Laviuia gave him a sharp glance.
"How did you happen to remember
the date?" she asked acidly.
Richard looked at her quizzically
over his glasses. "I noted the date In
my diary." he said. "I always write
down the events of the day,' Laviuia."
He did not tell her that be had added
after the formal statement. "Brought
Lavinia' 'home from Miss T.'s." the
further comment. "Miss T. looked like
a rose in her pink gow n."
A week later lie urged Lavinia to
call. "She will think something is the
matter," he said.
Lavinia shrugged her shoulders. "I
have been there iu the daytime." sh;
said. "I don't see what more she can
Richard thought for a moment. "She
has told us that her evenings are lone
ly," he reminded his sister.
"Humph!" said Lavinia. "I don't
know ihat we are called on to put our
selves otit to go there these freezing
Richard returned to his hook, but
after a reasonably judicious interval
he looked up to say, "I sa ;v a very
pretty tea basket in a shop this morn
ing, Lavinia, padded inside t keep the
"Who wants a thing like that?" La
v'inia questioned scornfully. "I always
make coffee, Richard."
Richard- said nothing more. He loved
tea. but Lavinia preferred coffee, and
there you were. Yet the next morning
he sauntftced to the flaming Japanese
bazaar, vfiere were displayed native
wares to tempt the tourists who were
making the old fashioned southern vil
lage a halfway stopping place on their
way to the tropics.
The tea basket was n quaint affair
of oriental weaving wit'i a gay pink
satin lining and a greeu nd piuk cord
and tassel about the handle. The pink
made Richard think of Miss Tiverton,
COPYRIGHT HARRIS WINS. WASH
With a deiiaiit look he went in and
bought the basket and ordered it sent
II is heart failed him, however, when
the dark skinned sultsiiuui asked him
for a card to put with the gift.
".last send it without." he said hasti
ly. Visions tif Miss Lavinia's wrath
should she know of his purchase came
to hi::i oppressively.
The mysterious basket was to little
Letitia Tiverton a soun-o of infinite
delightful spet ulati.m: Sue 'displayed
it to her afternoon circle, tiie "rose col
ored lining, the pink cord and tassel.
the line basketry.
"And I tan't imagine who sent me
su h a beautiful thing," she ended
radiautly when a.M had seen it. ,
At the first gl.tiKc Lavinia Greer's
eyes I:5d luirdea tl. Of all those wo
men she only suspected where that
basket had tome from. Richard had
sent it. This looked seriously like
the beginning of a romance that would
be most inconvenient to Iiss Lavinia.
Ou the way home she thought over
a plan. It was simple. At diuuer she
told Richard, "Letiiia Tiverton was
r;;o silly about a basket that some one
Kent to her."
Kit-hard started, and his fhee flushed.
He realized that Lavinia had put two
and two together and had guessed that
it was he who had sent the tea basket
to Miss Tiverton.
"I wbh you had seen her." Lavinia
pursued. "I wish you had heard her
giggle and boast that you sent iW.iir, ?
Richard turned questioning, .eyes
upon her. "But she did not know that
I had sent it," lit- iuuie was
uo card. Lavinia."
Lavinia went on hurriedly. "Well,
then, she guessed, for site bragged of
it. Kicliard -it it it was disgusting."
Miss Lavinia's face was a dull red.
She d'.d not like what she was doing
now that she was doing it. But she
"I can't imagine" Richard's tone
was incisive "1 can't imagine. Lavi
nia, a woman of Miss Tiverton's deli
cacy doing a thing like that."
Laviuia tossed her head. "You don't
know much about wouieu, Richard,"
Richard walked abroad that night
consumed by angry doubts. Surely
Lavinia would not lie. Surely Miss
"iivcrton would uot brag. His gold
headed cane tapped the pavement ir
resolutely. Then suddeuly he. strode
down the street, -irresolute no longer.
Miss Letitia, alone and a little wist
ful in her small gray cottage.
the tap of the cane as she had heard
it every night when Richard weut
forth for his evciiinir walk
"Behind licr curtains she had watched
him regularly and had admired the
straight ness of him. the. briskness of
his walk, the brown waves of hair
which in defiance of modern fashion
he wore so long that it almost touched
his coat collar. . ,, ....
It had uever dawned on Miss Tiver
ton that such a great being as Lavl
nia's brother could look upon her and
find her lovely. In her humility she
had not dreamed that the basket was
an offering from such a source.
She had thought the women of her
circle might have clubbed together to
bestow on her this gift of friendship.
and her effusiveness at the afternoon
gathering had leeu due to her gratitude.
The tap. of the gold headed cane
rounded light in front of her gate,
stopped and began again on the stone
walk that led to the front door.
Then the bell rang. Miss Tiverton
answen d It. Richard stepped over her
threshold for the first time without
ils sister Lavinia.
"I came." he said when lie was seat
ed, "to ask a question, a delicate ques
tion. Mi s Tiverton. Who sent you
your tea basket?"
Miss Let it la's clear eyes met his
frankly. "Oh. did Lavinia tell you that
cue was sent me?" she asked. "It's
sm b. a beauty!" And she brought it
to him. (Msplaylng the rose lining and
Kit-hard crew a long breath of relief.
The doubts that Lavinia had planted
tied. There was nothing of deceit in
that childlike soul, in that flowerlike
"Miss Letitia." he said, with his
hand on the basket, "haven't you
guessed who seut it?"
Her punzlcd glance met his. "No,"
"I I sent it." he confessed, "be
cause It reminded me of you the rose
color and the pink like your pretty
gown, your pretty self, a rose of a
Miss Letitia stood half poised for
flight. "Oh!" she said breathlessly,
and her eyes were like stars. "Oh,
Richard grew bolder. "I sent it lie
cause I love you, Letitia. There Is no
happiness that could exceed that of
winning you for my wife."
It came upon little Ix'titia almost
too suddenly, that vision of happiness,
and she swayed toward him. looking
just then more like a lily than a rose,
and U:e tea basket dropied from her
Richard caught it deftly ns he drew
her to him. "You will pour tea for me,
won't you," he demanded, trying to
bring the color back to her cheeks,
"for the rest of my days. Letitia? La
vinia gives me coffee but, then, oh,
hang Lavinia! Will you marry me,
And Miss Letitia after a startled
"Oh, Richard!" buried her face against
his coat and said. "Yes."
Vhst Might Happen.
Lord Blessington. the . husband cf
the celebrated Countess of Blesslugton.
had a horror of a draft. He was able,
fount d'Orsay used to declare, to le:
tect a current of air caused by the
key being left crossways in the key
hole of the door. He aud his wife and
a youth were one day walking on the
banks of the Thames. ?Tbe boy. skip
ping backward and forward, went sev
eral times dangerously close to the
edge of the bank.
"Take care! Take care!" cried Lord
Blessington. exhibiting a degree of so
licitude most unusual where another
liersou was concerned. "For heaven's
sake, mind what you are about, boy,
or you'll certainly fall Into the river!"
After two or three repetitions of his
alarm in this fashion for the lad Lady
Blessington, losing patience, said: "Oh,
let the boy alone! If he does fail into
the water, he swims like a fish."
"Yes. yes." said his lordship In In
jured tones, "that's all very well, but
what about me? I shall catch roy
death of cold driving home in the car
riage with him!"
Death Was on His Heels.
Jesse P. Morris, of Skippers, Va.,
had a close call in the spring of 1906.
He says: "An attack of pneumonia
left me so weak and with .such a
fearful cough that my friends de
clared consumption had me, and
death was on my heels. Then I was
persuaded to try Dr. King's New Dis
covery. It helped me immediately,
and after taking two and a half
bottles I was a vtell man again.' I
found out that New Discovery is the
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Humor and v
i Philosophy I
A Bjr M. SMITH X
Nothing can be more stupid than the
man bent on pouring a lot of meaniug
less figures n. to somelMidy's ears unless
It be the me who will conseut to be
Terhaps we forgive our" enemies.' but'
upon the whole it Is safest for tbein
to keep sedulously out of our way.
Try to get along, without worry.
Plenty of pt-ople will see to It that the
practice-of It doesn't become' a lost
Some people throw a fit so easily, fre
.iuutly and violently that it makes ob
servers feel like throwing brickbats.
Speak kindly to the erring, but not
so kindly that they will set you down
as an eay mark and a good thing.
A good resolution seems such a beau
tiful thing that almost everybody Is
sorely tempted to do nothing but sir
round and admire it.
There rsay be some difference be
tween a friend who is always' knock
ing and an enemy, but in our wratb
and indignation we can't discover' It.
Undoubtedly It Is more blessed to
give than to receive, but some people
think It uot so profitable.
When doubts In your mind
Like a windmill arise
Concerning yo-jr conduct.
The experts advise
Th.it nil will be lovely
And free from a sting
If you will but do
The conventional thinj.
When courting a lady
Or running a race.
When eatinc a dinner
Or fishtinfr a rase, .
When running for offlc
Or meeting a king.
You're safe if you do
The conventional thing.
When caught In a cyclon.
A 6novvstorm or rain.
An earthquake, tornado .
Or wreck of a train.
A human destroyer
Whose place Is the ring.
Then certainly do
. The conventional thing.
The mind Is at ease
As we mosey around
When one Is asured
Of -the strength of his ground.
First aid in a volume
On etiquette bring. .
And then you may do
.The conventional thing.
"Jones has quit
"Yes. on a high
He usedjils hens like humankind.
They had tome sheltered lots to play on.
Each single hen was named McDuff,
So each would lay on. lay. on. lay on.
"How far is It over to Pumpkinville
as the erow flies. Uncle Si?"
"Well. I duuno," replied the vener
able oracle. "I never measured the
f!!ght cf a row over there, but as to
the distance as Sid Peters would make
it in his new flying machine I'd bet It
would 1 a durn sight closer. to go
around by the road and walk." .
"She talks too much.",
"Does she?". .
"Poor thing! Can't she take some
thing for it?"
"But that only gives her a fresh
Hard to Move.
"Did Luella sing for you last nlghtT
"She warbled u few songs."
"Did you have to coax her?
"AVell. we spent half of the evening
getting her to the piano and the other
half prylug her loose."
More Profitable. -
"What Is he doing down In the conn
"Oh. a reporter."
"No. a loan shark."
..The Sweet Girl's Idea.
"I suspect there will be soon a lot at
castles in the air. ,
"Garages for the new - flying
cnlneg. you know."