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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 14, 1909.,
THE CARDINAL .VIRTUE
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Do Children Need ; Alcohol?
Ask your doctor how often he prescribes an alcoholic stimulant
for children. He will probably say, "Very, very rarely." AsK
him how often he prescribes a tonic for them. He will probably
answer, "Very, very frequently." Then ask him about Ayer's
non-alcohnli- Sarsirwrilh as i f ff voting. iSAf'S:
Body Formed to Promote Uni- '
form Legislation to Meet
NEW IDEA IN
Their Recommendations Kxpected to
Have Influence on Public Opin
i ion and Lawmakers.
The, Important movement in Ameri
can politics for the organization of a
house of goveruors." begun over two
years ago at the close of the Roose
velt couferenee of goveruors in the
White House, recently made a great
step In. advance and put itself in a
position for immediate action by the
organization of an executive commit
tee of fivp.niembors. This committee
consist'' of ' Governors Augustus E.
Wtllson of Kentucky. Claude A, Swan
sou of Virginia, Charles 11 Hughes of
New York. Kdmor.d F. Noel of Missis
sippi and James X. Gillett of Califor
nia. The first' meeting will probably
take place - in the early summer, and
the committee will arrange in advance
the subjects to be discussed aud on
which uniform state legislation seem3
The movement began in March. 1907.
by the publication by William George
Jordan, formerly editor of the Satur-1
day Evening Post, of a pamphlet en
titled ' The House of Governors." The
scope of the plan was suggested in the
subtitle. "A new idea in American
politics aiming to- promote uniform
legislation on vital questions, to con
serve states' rights, to lessen central
ization, to secure a fuller, freer voice
of the people and to make a stronger
nation." Mr. Jordan at once entered
into correspondence with the govern
ors and found an Instant response.
Over thirty of them expressed their
cordial appreciation of his plan and
their desire to co-operate with him.
There was no dissenting voice among
the governors, though a number did
not respond. The plan, which is re
markably simple, can best be given in
Mr. Jordan's own words:
It Is proposed that the governors of the
forty-six states meet annually for a ses
sion of two or three weeks to discuss,
consult and confer on vital questions af
fecting the welfare of the states, the uni
fying of state laws and the closer unity
of the states as a nation. The house of
governors would have no lawmaking pow
er, nor should It ever aspire to such pow
er. Its force would be in initiative, in
inspiration- and in Influence. The govern
ors would seek to unite on a general basis
of action on great questions to be submit
ted to the legislatures of the respective
states In . the governors' messages. It
would seem that an august, dignified
, body of forty-six governors, representing
j thlr states, with the lawmaking power
i of forty-six legislatures behind them.
should In time become an Inherent part In
the American idea of self government
and a powerful factor for good in the
The Method of Procedure.
The method of procedure of this
body ou a great question like a uni
form divorce law would be somewhat
It is proposed that in the house of gov
ernors no majority vote should be binding
on the minority, fo no pressure would be
broush: to force legislation on unwilling
states. If twenty-five of the governors in
a session of the house were to asvee on a
general plan of divorce the governors thus
concurring would -niggest to their respec
live legislature the passage of a bill In
uccoi'dnnce with llio general recommenda
tion. The proceedings of the house belni;
open. there would be a wide discussion of
ino plan by press and public. The legis-
iituri's. of course, would have absolute
freedom to paas It or not. but the recom
mend itioit would have a greater dynamic
.Tect and a stronger moral lnllucnco
when each legislature knows that twenty
foi'.r other legislatures are considering the.
name proposed bill.
" ere eighteen states to pass it."
vavs .Mr. Jordan, "at the next session
of lht bouse, with the prestige of this
unity, ten new converts might be mad,
among Hie governors noncoucurriug in
the first session, and so in the course
o? a few sessions we might have uui
eri;i state legislation on this vital
problem without federal action. A
law thus linally passed by nil of the
states would 'more truly represent th(
sciii imcut of the American people than
uny law passed by the federal govern
ment, even If constitutional amend
ment or new revised interpretation of
the constitution empowered the pass
ing of the law."
The constitution. Mr. Jordan de
clared, ueeds little amendment. It is
nn more outlived than the Ten Com
mandments. It simply has not been
lived tip to. It made the government
one of strictly limited and enumerated
imwers und left all other rights and
questions to the states and to the peo
ple. The only thing that has beeu
needed is a means or way provided
for the states to get together as states
nsd thus solve the problems that have
always belonged to them. "This,"
says Mr. Jordan, "the house of gov
ernors provides and by so doing would
eliminate about 00 per cent of the need
of -amendment . and show a simple
method of obtaining the needed 10 per
cent or less. All amendments in our
history have; begun in congress and
have had then to Ik? atlfied by three
fourths of the legislatures. But two
thirds of the legislatures can demand
of congress : to call a convention -for
constitutional amendment whether con
gress approves 6r not. The house of
governors :s"eems to form an ideal, be
ginning J for' this demand from the
jtates. for- In the bouse thev meet on
, perfect 9qualitjh through " their repre
sentatives the governors, who should
find it easy to move their legislatures
to co-operative action."
Among the subjects upon which Mr.
Jordan felt that uniform action is de
trable are: Marriage and divorce laws.
extradition laws, rights of married wo
men. corporations and trusts, pure
food (supplementing government legls
tnrlnni lnsnrnnco nriann reform. Ml(f
la'.ior. election reforms cd like topics.
HE HATED LONG PRAYERS.
And Well He Might After His Agoniz
"It happened," said the colonel, 1
"that there were two colored preach-I
ers Inhabiting cells in the peniten
tiary at Frankfort at the same time.
If I remember aright, both were sen
tenced for polygamy, but old Sam was
a Methodist parson, while old Jake
was of the Baptist faith. It seems'
that Sam had done something to great
ly offend the warden, nnd the punish
ment decided on was an old fashioned
lashing. Some weeks after the affair
came off the Rev. Sam, whom I had i
known from boyhood, was telling me
" I didn't mind de whippin' so
much, Mars Jack, ef It hadn't been for !
do way old Jake acted. You see, de
warden he said to me: "Sam, I's
gwine to whip you and 'low de whip-"
pin' will do you a whole heap uv good.
I's gwine to let old Jake pray fer you,
and de blows will continue to fall on
your black hide while Jake's pra"r la
a-goin' on. When he comes to a final '
stop den de punishment will likewise ;
' 'Land sakes, Mars Jack, I knowed
it was all up wld me den, for dat Ig
norant old nigger never did know-
when it was time to get up offn his
knees! De fac' dat a po' human bein'
was in distress wasn't gwine to make ,
a bit uv difference wld him. vell, sir.
it was Jes like I 'suspected it'd be.
Dey brought me out, and old Jake, de
old villun, started in, and as fast as he
prayed de warden come down on me
wld a whip dat cut like a knife. I
never did, want to hear a pra'r come
to an end so bad in my life, but It
weren't any use. Every time I thought
he was iuos' through old Jake took a
fresh bold, and down come de licks
harder'n ever. Shorely it seemed to
me like he prayed a month, and. Mars
Jack,' I wants to tell you right now
dat I am sot against long pra'rs for
de rest uv my life.' " . Washington
ROTTEN COTTON GLOVES.
The Origin of a One Time Popular
The origin of "rotten cotton gloves,"
a phrase which for some years be
longed to the slang of England and
America, is worth relating. At a time
when John le Hay was playing at the
Frince of Wales' he was "command
ed" to give his ventrlloquial perform
ance at a birthday entertainment t
Ills two figures, the usual squeaky
old lady and the usual rude old man,
had been newly dressed for the occa
sion, that their clothes might not suf
fer too keenly by comparison with the
rich surroundings. But when Mr. le
Hay had placed them In position and
was about to begin his "show" he
found to his disgust that his costnmer
had forgotten to- change the old man's
dirty cotton gloves for a pair of new
The tone of shabbiness this gave to
the male figure was too conspicuous
to be ignored by poor Mr. le Hay, and
in an eternal half minute his quick
wit found a way out of the trouble for
him. , .,'
"A nice thiug." remarked the male
doll, looking around at the royal audi
ence with alarm, "bringing me to a
swell house like this in these terrible
This caused so much amusement
that the ventriloquist decided to make
more of the "wheeze," and the badly
behaved old gentleman's incessant
grumble throughout the entertain
ment, "rotten cotton gloves," proved
one of the chief successes of the even
ing. The "line" was In all Mr. le Hay's
subsequent performances In 'America
as well as in England, and If, say, a
man had had a bad deal In Wall street
or In Throgmorton avenue It was the
usual thing to say that be had a "rot
ten cotton deal." London M. A. P.
A Bad Change.
.While holding a term of court at
Augusta once Judge Walton sentenced
a man to seven years In prison for a
grave crime. The respondent's coun.
el asked for a mitigation of the sen
tence on the ground that the prison
er's health was very poor. "Your
honor," said be, "I am satisfied that
my client cannot live out half that
term, and I beg of you to change the
sentence." "Well, under those circum
stances," said the judge, "I will
change, the sentence. . I will make it
for life instead of seven years." It Is
almost needless to add that the re
spondent chose to abide by the orig
inal sentence, which the judge pert
mltted him to elect Argonaut.
Fine Old Spanish Emeralds.
"Fine old Spanish emeralds" Is tt.
phrase , which means something quite
different from" what it seems to imply.
There never was an emerald mined to
Spain, but after the conquest of Peru
the . conquerors . brought home great
quantities of loot, of which emeralds
formed an important .part. In this
way ' the ' finest emeralds came Into
possession of the old Spanish families,'
nd as very few had "been seen in
Europe previous to that time aH,. the
test stones soon became classed as
; fine old Spanish emeralds. Today th&
'expression still applies to the best
emeralds of any source. ;
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STEAMED OYSTER ORIGINATOR
How the Lcte George W. Harvey Won
a Salad Dressing Contest.
George W. Harvey, who recently
died in Washington, was the inventor
of the steamed oyster and host of
Washington's famous oyster houe.
known from coast to coast to politi
cians and other visitors to the capital
since the civil war.
From the Harvey ranges came the
first planked I'otomac shad. From the
Harvey skill the eooking of an oyster
became a dlstluet feature of culinary
ability. Everything, from "pigs in
blankets" to "a jieck of steams." was
in his line.
Scores of stories are told of Mr. Har
vey and his place. One of them Is to
the effert that once when he was in
New York he was invited to a dinner
contest that had been arranged among
nil the chefs of note In the United
States. The test was the making of a
French dressing for a simple salad.
One after another the celebrated cooks
of the country mixed their oil and vin
egar nnd other ingredients with stu
dious care. The judges tasted each
one and frowned judicially.
Difrlng the excitement Mr. Harvey
drifted quietly out of the room. When
it was his turn he carefully poured
the Ingredients In their choseu propor
tions Into his bowl and at a certain
stage of the mixing as carefully drew
from his pocket a small vial of color
less liquid. Still stirring the dressing,
he pulled the cork with his teetb and
with Intense deliberation added Just
three drops of the vial's contents. His
work of art was complete.
The Judges tasted. Unanimously
they proclaimed Harvey's dressing the
best. The other chefs endeavored to
learn what was the mysterious Ingre
dient which had supplied the finishing
touch, but Mr. Harvey declined to say.
On his way to Washington, he divulg
ed his secret to a friend.
"It was only water drawn from a
tap,"'' he Bald. "What a wonderful
thing Is the. Imagination!"
, At the time of the civil war Colonel
Harvey, with his brother, was con
flicting an oyster house in Washing
ton. Its distinctive style made 'It
unique, and it was largely patronized
by soldiers. When the demand on. the
waiters and cooks for "raw oysters.
ffrled oysters' and "oyster stews" gt
so heavy that the limited capacity of
the kitchen could not ' produce them.
Harvey hit on a scheme of boiling
them in the1 shell and serving' them to
the soldiers to be opened with their
1 , "?m?L.-.. f-rr7a Sss-f ISfSSs? t r, 4
bayonets or sworas. ane evoiunon
from the oyster boiled In the shell to
the steamed oyster was a natural one,
and In a short time Harvey's was fa
mous for its steamed oysters.
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