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township In Rock Island county.
Friday,May 14, 1909.
The fellow who is crooked naturally
wants a wider path than the straight'
and narrow one.
People who admire American vabir
and patriotism should prize the oppor
tunity to hear "Fighting Bob" ISvans
at the Burtis tonight.
The big hat has been vindicated. A
Wilkesbarro woman fell into the river
and her headgear kept her afloat until
she was rescued by a man in a boat.
According to a Chicago university
professor there is a strong relation be
tween eye strain and the craving for
liquor. Looking for the bottom of the
The Alabama federal judgeship has
neen nueu at last, n takes a longi
time to find a man in Alabama who
aiways pays ins poKer acuis, nut me
president is persistent.
Lieutenant General Baden Powell has
two favorite mottoes. One is. "Don't
flurry; patience wins the day," and thc."rart" of tariff trusts and other spe
other, "A smile and a stick will carry
a man through almost any difficulty."
Bread Cast Upon the Waters.
Years ago St. Joseph's hospital in
Syracuse, X. Y., picked up a poor,
friendless waif upon the street, in
Irish lad, and cared for him while he
had typhoid fever, lie was finally dis
charged as cured. Now, he has just
died and left $21,'Hmi to the hospital
that befriended him, for the lad was
no other than Joseph P. Collier, the
celebrated publisher, who by his own
efforts, has left a fortune of M.fHlO.ono.
nil mffr in flip mililishmr hns;ino-i!: I
an example of all aspiring publishers,
few of whom can get the $".oio,ono,
but all of whom are liable to take ty
phoid fever. i
How We Have Grown.
"Some late figures given out by the
department of commerce and labor are
of interest as showing the growth of
the United States in many ways and
an indication of future possibilities.
Of our entire population one-third live
in the original 13 states and fully one
quarter in six of these states. One
third live in the territory originally
a part of the United States but unsot
Hed at the time of the formation of
the government. This, leaves the other
third distributed over t lie vast are.i
comprised of Florida, the Louisiana
purchase, Texas, t lie strip secured ao
a ' result of the Mexican war, Oregon
and Washington and the small Gads -n
A glance at the great extent of the
acquired territory, together with a
knowledge of its immense resources,
which now contains but one-third ot
the population of S0,fMi0,(iiM will givo
some idea of our possibilities for fu
ture development. Those possessed of
even limited information know tli.'t
the great west contains the resources
to. sustain millions more of people and
that those have hardly been scratched.
A survey of the development within
the 10 years since the first transcon
tinental railroad was completed be
wilders even the optimist in his desire
to fathom the future. With the de
velopment of the latest possibilities of
the west must also come additions to
the population and industiy of thi
states of the east which have by no
means reached the maximum of their
power of expansion.
It is not alone In population that the
growth of the country has been phe
nomenal. Postal recc'pts. which are
a fair reflection of the business of a
nation, have increased from $1,000,000
in 1S20 to $191,500,0O in 1900.
It is a wonderful story of the carv
ing of a great nation out of a wilder
ness and still those who have gone
before and those of today have left
plenty for their successors.
It is "up to" the college professors
who disputed Byron Holt's statement
of a couple of weeks ago at Columbia
university, that'tbq economic profes
sors In our universities are shackled
by financial interests, to answer a few
questions now propounded by him. At
the meeting of the Free Trade league
of Boston last week, Mr. Holt repeated
his Columbia statement, and after
quoting the denials of his professional
critics, and their assertions that eco
nomic professors who have lost their
chairs were victims, not of hostility :o
their Independence in teaching, but f
their own Inefficiency as teachers, he
uald: ' s
Did Professor H. C. Adams lose his
position at Cornell because of ineffi
ciency or for other well founded reason
other than that his views on publiu
mics'.ions di.1 not meet tho approval
of Henry V. Sane and other patrons
I Was Professor John R. Commons
forced out of Syracuse university for
lfrr' llao tip not alwnvs horn si mortal
college officer, so far as learning, dis
cipline and conduct are concerned?
Did Edward E. Ross leave Stanford
university because he was not an able
and efficient teacher, or because he
taught doctrines not in accord with
thi views of Mrs. Leland Slanford?
Was Professor William G. Sumner
of Yale forced out of the chair of poli
tical economy and into a minor posi
tion as a teacher of an insignificant
branch of sociology because of in
ability, inefficiency, or tor another
sound reason? Was there any con
nection between this degradation .!
the most capable, most honest, and
most popular professor of Yale, and
tho fact that President Hadley coull
not obtain large contributions from
". Whitney, C'hauncey Uepew and
oilc. . rich men while Professor Sum
ner was teaching scientific economic
truth to Yale's students?
Similar questions m'giit be asked
concerning many other well known
'cases of professors who
truths, and of others, who have gotten
and retained professional posit "rjn.s be-
cause they were willing to bow before
Baal and to teacli false doctrines.
is it not clearly evident to all n-
teiiigent and impartial men acquaint
hi wun me iacts, mat our colleges
Jhave ceased to fulfill their prop ?r
I functions? Have noM our founts of
knowledge been poisoned at their
sources? Can they live on the
ciai ana iiarmtul privileges without
being tainted and contaminated?
MA. BE LORIMER-
(Continued from Fae One.)
will not be removed across the state
line Into Indiana.
I'iimh Meander Line Rill.
The Chiperfield "meander line"
bill was passed in the house during
the evening session by a vote of 103
to 0. In effect the bill, it is contend
ed, destroys the private fish and game
clubs along the rivers and lakes of
the state, by throwing open sub
merged lands to hunters and giving
fishers access to all navigable wat
The bill defines and declares the
rights of the public in navigable
lakes and rivers, meandered in the
federal survey, and declares the title
of all land, within such meander
lines to be in the siate. Ail such
bodies of water and adjacent lands
that are subject to be submerged and
not specifically conveyed, shall be
deemed the property of the state in
trust for the people and all fish and
game on such lands and in such waters
are also state property and anyone"
may catch such fish and hunt such
game subject only to the laws of the
Nummary of Monxe Sen.tion.
An effort to pass the double pla
toon bill, requiring double shifts in
the Chicago fire department, failed
when several friends of the measure
refused to vote. The bill was mad
a special order for next Wednesday
Bills were passed aa follows:
House bill 1;8 (Chiperfield
known as the meander line bill. Ex
tends the jurisdiction of the stat
over all navigable lakes, rivers and
other waters; gives the state tli
title to all fish and game in a natur
or wild state and defies the right
the public in relation to surli f .
and game. Ayes, 1033; nays, 0.
More than 80 members of tli
house pledged themselves to lie prer.
ent for the business in the house to
The Sennle Srnnion.
The charter consolidation bill fai
ed to pass, the senate by a vote of
16 yeas to 17 nays. Senator Curti
changing his vote to "no" after
was evident that the biil was los
so that he could move reconsider?.
tion of the bill, which was done. Th
motion was made special order fo
Senator Downing's bill (senate bil
331 G) allowing the condemnation of
dam sites for the development o
power for public purposes, was ad
vanced to third reading.
The senate passed the following
Senator Gardner's bill C senate bill
3387) for the regulation of the stor
age of powder, intended to preven
accidents like the recent accident at
the Seventy-third street crib in Chi
Senate bill 3389, the Chicago city
scaler's bill, establishing the numbe
of pounds per bushel of various com
ruoditfes sold in dry measure.
Senate bill 390, giving city coun
cils the power to compel the sale o
dry measure commodities by weights
The Potter bill (senate bill 504
for county uniformity in' text books
was passed 37 to 5.
The bill for the sale of land to
the Iroquois Iron company (senat
biile 396) also was passed 'the vote
being 41 to 4.
Express Car Destroyed.
Pittsburg, May 14. An Adams
Express company car on the Pennsyl-
vania. New York and Boston express
train was totally destroyed with it
contents here today. The loss is sa
to be heavy.
when woman ruled.
Tho Maternal System of Descent and
"Professor Thomas, in 'Sex and So
ciety,' tells us that 'the. maternal sys
tem of descent Is found In all parts of
the world where social advance stands
at a- certain level, and the evidence
warrants tha assumption that every
group which advances to a culture
state passes through this stage,' " says
the Duchess of Marlborough In the
North American Review.
"In Australia and Africa, with few
exceptions, descent was formerly reck
oned In the female Hue; on the conti
nent of America, in China and Japan
traces of this system are found, and
in parts J India it 13 still in full force.
Vinous '.Ue American Indian tribes
and tbr aborigines of Australia mis
Blonari '- and ethnologists are able to
bear witness that 'the women were
the great power among the clans as
"As a s. itural consequence laws of
rank and property -follow the strictest
ruatejual line, and women had In some
cases the right to dismiss their hus
bands, keeping the children to succeed
themselves and be members of their
"And after the establishment of the
male system the women still held prop
erty a survival from maternal times
form of divorce pronounced by a
husband was 'Begone, for I will no
longer drive thy flocks to the pas
A SOLAR ECLiPiE,
How It Can Happen, Considering the
Size of the Moon.
It has been asked how a total eclipse
of the sun can possibly happen, as the
moon is smalier than the sun.
A self luniinou.i body, like the sun
scatters light in all. directions, and
when the rays fall aipon a tnuilumi
nous body they are intercepted from
the space immediately belli'"! it, and a
shadow is thrown a ccr.i distance
lu that direction. Am tl "eicstial
body, deriving also Its li.'ln from the
sun. will u'i'-i' enter-eg ine over
which thi "'liu'icw Is cast ie de
prived of its hi:u.v either wholly or in
part. Thi ''at happens to the
earth in a -?.:. -- lipse. The sua and
earth rcvo i in- --i. plane of the
ecliptic, ir , ;, : "iag but slight
ly Incli:.. ' ' ;'lane. interpose:
betwr-'; ' .-re in every revolu
tlon, So l...ii ' h .pens that they i
somenr-t-s in the same Hi..'
When t:i;: r a portion or ;e
moon's " : .-? is seen pro.vt
el upon i lie ;'., face, intercepting: its
light, pr-; :. i"iv!'e with the magrd
tude of t!;i? e.-lipse. which depends
upon the distances separating the ecu
ters of the sun and moon at the mid
die of the r':e- nenon. Only In cases
where. thes. e--.era precisely corre
spond -can . be a total obscura
tion. New v- -it American.
A Kfndy Example.
Sapleigh Qu'er fellahs, these poets.
There's t he the. for instance, who
ppeaks on "an aching void." Now.
how can there be an aching void? Miss
Blunt Have you never had a head
ache, Mr. Sapleigh? Boston Trau-
: Fluffy Young Thing I'd like to pre
pay the express on this package. Ex
press Company's Agent What's tlx
value? FIufTy Young Thing Nothing,
sir. It's a bundle of letters. I'm send
ing them back to him. Chicago Trib
une. The Sex Today.
The Old Fashioned Man Look!
There's a mouse right by your foot!
The Modern Woman Sh! Don't
score him. Go quietly and get n piece
of cheese, and I'll catch the dear litt.lv
thins. Cleveland Leader.
tO i o LAND, ILL.
II. V.. CASTEEI., I'rra., M. S.
nKAC.Y, V. l'rcs.) II. . SIMMON,
' PAY DAY
4ls always a long way off for the
spendthrift. But the thrifty man
is always ahead of the pay day.
Dollars 'are slippery things, they
go 'thrjftUjth. ones fingers before
they kfiow' it, The only sure way
Is to opetl a savings account at
. our bank and the dollars aro in a
safe place not to tempt you to
spend them. Make up your mind
to open a savings account now.
One dollar will' start one.
Central Trust &
4 Per Cent Paid on Deposits
Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?" Job xiv, 10.
With bended head and wond'ring eye
We search and ponder long and deepi
We wonder why we live and die
If at the end we waKe or sleep,
If It shall be a silence vast. s
Or dulcet sounds shall come to cheeri
If it be first or it bo last;
And whether we should flout or fear.
That road beyond the E.nd of Day
Does it to further toiling call?
Or is it then a happy way?
Or is there any road at all?
The stars laugh at us from the sKy
When Night is grave and still and wida.
And we repeat our "Whence?" and "Why?"
And seeh. to Know what they may hid.
So. we will muse and wonder on,
And childishly our doubts recite,
Is it the coming of the Dawn,
Or but the closing of the Night?
Comes Death one day to maKe us see.
To smooth the wrinKIed, brooding browi
Comes Death, to whisper soothingly.
"Poor soul, you Know the Answer now."
OotiJ rtb t, im, by
The Argus Daily Short Story
A Previous Enascrucnt
Copyrighted, 1909, by
Bettv bozan to think that she had
misjudged CornHia. Kver since the in-!
vitation had come for' Billy Kandolph's
yachting party on the 11th Cornelia
had been so full of kindly suggestions,
so magnanimously indifferent to the
fact that she herself was not invited,
that Betty's tender conscience was
pricked by many a compunction.
"I always thought that she took her
revenge n me when I was invited and
she wasn't." reflected Betty. "It shows
how easy it is to get suspicious and
misjudge people. But. oh. dear, I
never was suspicious till I came to live
at Uncle Chester's."
After continued self approach and
many excellent resolves it certainly
was distressing to overhear snatches
of a conversation suggesting that Cor
nelia's kindness was not altogether dis
interested. With cheeks aflame Betty marched
into the next room, and Cornelia stop
ped iu the middle of a sentence, while
Aunt Kmily looked coldly annoyed.
"Who Is it that is coming to dinner
Wednesday?" demanded Betty, who
believed in short cuts and direct meth
ods. Cornelia did not reply. Aunt Kmily
indulged iu an impressive pause be
fore she answered, "It is a friend of
"I thought I heard you say Mr.
Burnham. and I wondered If It could
be the Walter Burnham who was
such a friend of Ernest's in college.
I'd give anything to meet him."
Aunt Emily and Cornelia exchanged
glances. "Unfortunately you have an
engagement." the older woman re
"Oh, I'll break it. Walter Burnham
was my brother's dearest frlcud, and
I'd give up a dozen yachting parties
before I'd miss the chance of seeing
him." ' '
Cornelia's mamma turned majestical
ly to Betty.
"In this world, my dear Betty, we
' are not expected to do exactly as we
please. I have brought Cornelia up to
believe that an engagement is a prom
ise and therefore sacred."
: "But I could explain to Billy Ran
dolph, nnd he's so good natured"
! "We will not discuss the matter fur
ther, Betty. It Is not a question of
Mr. Randolph's Rood nature, but of
your own good breeding. I shall ex
pect you to keep your engagement, as
Cornelia would do In your place."
Betty looked across at the mirror on
the other side of the room and sur
prised a malicious smile on the face
of Cornelia. It had all been planned
beforehand. That was what the r.mlle
Betty walked out of the room, afraid
W. U. CbapuMO.)
By Harriet Lumir.is Smith.
Associated Literary Press.
' to trust herscir to speaK. irer oia sus-
plelon that her cousin feared the com
parison of her more mature charms
with those of pink and white eighteen
had become a certainty
Under other circumstances Betty
would have laughed over the discovery
with a half pitying, half amused won
der. But this was Walter Burnham,
her faraway brother's college friend.
ntiout whom she had woven romantic
fancies when her skirts came lust be
low her knees.
And now he was to take dinner at
her home, and she would be on Billy
Randolph's yacht, listening to Billy's
tiresome stories. Open rebellion against
Aunt Emily was out of the question.
But the extremity of defiance may be
the opportunity of diplomacy.
The corner druggist had a call from
Betty that afternoon. "I want some
thing for a cold," she murmured
sweetly as she leaned toward him
with a pretty air of appealing confi
The druggist' was beginning to expa
tiate on the virtues of a well known
remedy when she checked him. "Yon
don t understand. . I don't want to enre
a cold I want to get one."
The man stared, began to laugh and
ended by looking Interested as h
caught the faintest glint of a twinkle
in the blue eyes tnrned-appealing!,
i 'W,VCANC FLAVOR
"A h. I see." In said, with mock grav
ity. "You want to sneeze and have
Lyour eyes run, and all that sort oi
tiling. ni:d 1m? yourself again after a
few hours. Well. I've got some snuff
here- that will fix you up in great
shape." He took the bottle from the
shelf. ''It's an unusual order," he
Betty blushed. "It's an unusual oc
casion." she confessed.
When Betty made her appearance In
the dining room on the morning of the
11th a handkerchief cf heroic propor
tions temporarily bscured lier face.
As she dropped into hrr chair she
sneered, and the attention of the fam
ily was at once focused upon her.
Her pretty blue eyes were bloodshot
nnd swollen, her small nose a most
nnbeeoming shade of pink. Apologet
ically she bowed her bead and sneezed
again and yet again.
"Really. Betty," said Ann. Emily,
with more annoyance than sympathy,
"you must have been extremely care
less to take such a cold."
"And. moreover, my dear." said tJn
cle Chester, "'you'll find it necessary to
be very careful. I shall Insist on your
remaining Indoors today."
yComella made a false move. "Betty
has an engagement, papa. She Is to go
on Billy Randolph's yachting party.'
Betty sneezed twice.
"A yachtlug party!" cried Uncle
Chester. "Ireposterous! I will tele
phone young Randolph myself and ex
plain that Betty Is not fit to leave the
"Kerchoo!" said Betty, with a grate
ful glance at her uncle, while Aunt
Emily put In quickly. "Instead of
yachting, the poor child should go to
bed at once."
"Kerchoo!" said Betty again, and.
with coffee and rolls dispatched amid
much sneezing and constant nse of her
handkerchief, she straightway sneezed
her way upstairs to her room and
softly bolted the door.
Betty did not make her appearance'
at luncheon. Suran took up a tray to
her room, and when Cornelia knocked
later in tne afternoon there was no
answer. Cornelia stole away on tiptoe.
A good sleep was the best thing In the
world for a heavy cold. If Betty did
not wake till mnrnlng, all the better.
It lacked only five minutes of the
dinner hour when Betty, an audacious
vision in pink chiffon, floated into the
drawing room. Her blue eyes were as
clear as1 a June sky, and only her
cheeks were flushed, while in her hand
she carried a lace cobweb of a hand
kerchief. Cornelia and her mother
locked blankly at each other.. But the
young man whom Alan had Just intro
duced stared at Betty.
"I'm sure we've met before," be said.
lour face is so familiar." He went
across the room nud stood by Betty s
chair. The girl smiled up at him and
then dropped her eyes.
"The last time you saw me I was in
a silver frame, wasn t I. she said.
with long curls hanging down my
Walter Burnhsm's heart leaped.
"You're little Betty Carroll." he cried
Joyously; "Ernest Carroll's 6ister Bet
ty! Why, I've known you by reputa
tion since you wore pinafores. By
Jove, thfs is worth coming for!"
At dinner Betty, of course, was seat
ed at the other end of the table from
Burnham, but he sought her side the
moment they returned to the drawing
room and remained there till he had
missed two trains. When he said good
by be held her band a little longer than
"I shall 6ee you very soon, you
know," he said. "I'm only fifty miles
off, so I can run down almost any
time. You didn't know Ernest gave
me the picture In the little silver
frame, did you? I've got it in my room
When Billy Randolph a day or two
later asked Betty to take dinner with
him at the Country club the following
Saturday he was disappointed when
she shook her head.
"Thank you, Billy," she answered
blushiugly, "but I have a previous en
gagement" Tit Tor Tat.
First Teacher You told me to re
mind you to punish Willie Tbompsor
this morning for lmpuden. Second
Teacher I'll do it tomorrow. Un
called leforp the school board today
for Insubordination. Llpplncott's.
The Mystified Father.
"Your son." said the schoolteacher,
"is very backward in his studies."
"That's funny," mused the father.
"At home. In conversation with me, he
seems to know it all." PhlladelphI:
If you long for a sweet
If you wish for a food both de
licious and good eat Kfj0
I f you'd feel secure from a syrup
impure eat JQr0
For table use and cooking
you'll find it unequalled."
In air-tight tins; toe. 2fC. joe.
A book of cooking and candy .making
recipes senf free on nquesl.
Cent Product Rillnin Company
' ' - - "
PERT PARAGRAPHS. ,t
It Is about as bard to tell a valuable
lie aa it is to dodge a worthless one,
- . -..-
Being able to dictate terms to the .
landlord is enough to give any man a
The man who looks like a load nolss
may be nothing Dut a Dig Diuir.
person who won't
listen to your
hare suffered In
the past from -mnch
No doobt people
who are so fond
of dogs might be
come equally at
tached to children
if they were to
there are such
Living xn Easy street is truly de
lightful, but the road to it is some
times rough and beset with' peril.
of a millionaire
the $ sign.
When a man raises a disturbance
be is apt to be called on to settle mat
ters with the Judge.
Nobody cares where yon get off, bat
there are a lot who will try .to see ta
it that you don't get on. ,
It is sometimes easier to get Into an
argument than it Is comfortable get'
ting out ,
Many a young man has discovered
that it sometimes takes a great deal
of time, money and attention to fall
to convince a girl that he is the only
Being smart may not be popular or
comfortable, but it sometimes gets the
The housecleanlnff microbe
Has got 'em - !
As sure as you'r
Hair a root high.
Clear down to the bottom
Is muchly awry.
With wlfie a sight '
For the neighbors.
An apron protecting;
Her head. '
She pushes with fury
Her labors T
Till all are tn bed.
Clear to Vancouver
The story ,
Is muchly the same. '
You'd think to observe .
That It were
A sort of a (fame.
The way she goes after tt
You'd think that It were.
On the square.
Not quite a religion.
W ith all
Of the elements there.
Is a sight for the wreckers.
And man as he ducks
On his coattail play checker
If you were a slave
To the game.
She's built .
On that order.
She isn't to blame.
The Judge Could Use Him.
"That man is an idiot."
"Is he really?"
"Yes; be doesn't know a thing."
"Then he should qualify as a
Easiest Way Out
"Guilty or not?" asked the Judge. '
"I haven't made op my mind," re
plied the prisoner.
"If you don't know, who does?"
"Well, Judge, that may look like an
easy matter to you, but I am trying te
figure out whether It will be cheaper
to hire a lawyer or pay the fine."
Everything For the Best.
"I can't bear that man."
"He bores me with bis lies."
"You don't know what he knows;
that is the reason yon are bored."
"What's that got to do with it?"
"If he told the train be would be
horridly disagreeable as well." ,
"My bread just won't rise." , com
plained the disheartened wife who
was trying to make her first loaf.
"Perhaps - the price of wheat has
fallen." suggested her logical minded
-".New Deal. -Those
Turks who took the sultan's
May to the wood skedaddle. -The
constitution bless Its heart!-
Is firmly la the saddle. -