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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 11, 1909.
TOOK the room be- i passion into copper or silver, aeconl
cnnse is was so small, ing to your purse or your pity. But
and because I thought j a deformed room! How better show
that by hanging a red jyour sympathy than by ignoring its
a dnrlc red cur- ! deformities and living in it regard-
their little tributaries branching oft
from either side. Some people might
object to the cracks in the ceiling,
but it keeps my geography from get
ting rusty. The rugged crack stretch-
path of the larger cf rele. And on they
went. ... : ' ' '
Each dancer beat n gong in rhythm
with every other, and the stepping,
leaning, swaying.ahe advances and re
treats, were, all in perfect time with
the beating gongs.- .Each one had! a
head ax in his girdle, and many a neck
tain in front of the i less of its detects, and treating it as i ing rrom tne door to tne washstana l
bed it would make an
fdufil Ku.l uittino- rnom
Also I liked the red seemed so empty and sad that I took
I if it were a normal room. When Mrs.
j Marboy first snowed me the room it
and gold paper on .he
walls. The- original
wall-paper, I learned
iiierwarns, was iik me paueru ou
l." servant girl's print dress, but a
. ' . T .. I- t
tUI inn ItlLllll, Willi i li:ir scum; v-i
:he artistic, had caused the walls to
De repapereri. So. when Mrs. Marboy,
withdrawing one of her hands from
the folds of her apron and waving" it
srounu mo room in suuwiiuiniiKe
week without "electric light," I closed
with her. and the room was mine.
. You rlinibeii up three flights of
stairs, each flight narrower and less
carpeted than th other (Vhe last
light runk to the depms of oilcloth),
and then you fell against the door of
the room. ' When you knew . th
geography of the staircase, however,
you steadied yourself on the top stair.
and stretched out. your !ir.nd. By long!
practice the door handle -met your
hand. But even then the room re
sented your intrusion.
The door handle baffler, many visit
ors. It is by this time aware of my
Loucn. for it aiwavs vie cs wi nont :i t
murmur iu km-iv. u pressure 01 my
hand. With the stranger er tho casual
ealler it is different. I hear the step
outside, and then I sie the handle
.gravely nodding i.s head, and snying
at the same time, in a vrttermined
squeak, "No, you don't!"
In such cases I remove my feet
from the buie;'.i:. and take my pipe
r ... nt..,h .....I ...ill ,.- .r..11
Ifuiii in iiiuuiM. !ui iflii out . run
the door toward yourself pertly : nd
'.turn the handle suddenly." i havo
several times thought of avoiding this
Irnulilp Viv ninninir tlio fnrmnH on i
, . . ..... .... .
the door. Rut there are objections to
that. I think it would be unfair to
the door handle, and even if I did pin
the notice there if. is so dark th-t
nobody would be able to read it.
Also, there are occasionally people
who try the door, and when repulsed
by the invincible handle conclude
that I have gone out and locked the
room. Then I hear their steps go
carefully down the narrow staircase,
echoing fainter and fainter, and if I
asm in the middle of Omar Khayyam
I smile gratefully at the door handle.
Oh! we are old friends.
The love that I bear to my little
red room is pityborn. If you ree a de
formed man, or one-legged beggar,
fou are moved to translate your com-
pity on it. It seemed to be yearning
for an inhabitant (the widow looked
vacantly at me and said so), and who
am I that I should withstand the hu
man .appeal' of a room in a house in
Waverly Place Waverly Place, one
of the old-time fashionab'.. . sections
of the city? Then. too. -my room is
only a few blocks from Fifth avenue,
his Honor the Mayor, Mark Twain,
and the Washington Arch. Now,
have nahied the River Amazon,;' and
the Hudsc -. reaches from the win
dow to the back of the bureau. Now
and again u new crack appears on the
ceiling, and I feel like Columbus. For
every new crack I discover " a new
river. Recently these cracks have
been appearing with alaiming rapid
ity, owing to dynamiters under the
house boring for the East tunnel.
Perhaps the strangest part of the
little red room is the stovepipe. I be
lieve originally this room -.-as built
without a stovepipe, but that, beirj
I PRETEND NOT
TO NOTICE THE TERRIBLE
don't you think that's well worth
$1.50 a week it.-elf?
I pretend not to notice the terrible
deformity of my room; nevertheless,
when I bump my head inadvertently
against, tho ceiling, which slopes to
ward the window. I am forcibly re
minded that my room is not as othrr
rooms. Three walls of it are tall and
upright, as walls should be, but the
fourth wall the one which is -raced
by a window was dwarfed in its
youth and stands sadly small, quite
four feet shorter than its brothers.
When I am sitting here late it seems
to me that the little wall looks wist
fully up to its bigger brothers, won
dering w.iy it was horn so small, and
dreaming, perhaps, of taller days
when it shall push the slanting ceil
ing into a horizontal yjsition and be
more worthy of the name of "wall."
The ceiling of my room is lined
with age. When I stare up at it from
my bed it reminds me of the maps at
school. I can see big rivers, with
smitten with remor?o on seeing the
room shivering in the coH, the archi
tect bored a hole for the pipe. Any
how, ray stovepipe has an impromptu
look about it. just as though it -'1
been built as an afterthought.
But my stovepipe is not obtrusive.
.n obtrusive neating apparatus: is a
death-blow to comfort. My stovepipe
retreats modestly in a recess, does its
duty well, and makes no fuss about
doing it. The floor of my room is un
impeachable, it has no defects, with
the exception of a few decayed boards
that crack if I happen to step too
heavily upon thoni. . These, however,
are hidden by a few di?-'pcted ru.s
and do not obtrude tneir presence un
less walked on too severely. Thus vou
havo my room. Those who love mo
not call i- a garret; but to me it is a
palace, situated far away from tho
swirl and hum of Broadway, wherein
! can nit at mine ease and dream thoro
dreams of hopes and succcsj vhicii
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How (he Naked Primitive Warriors Work Themselves Into a
. Proper Frenzy for the Task of Slaying Their
Enemies and Friends.
-V The Igorrote village at the Kxisi
tion is being well patronized, thous
ands of visitors having availed them
selves of thi.A splendid opportunity to
study 'primitive man amid his native
surroundings just as scientists have
studied him across the sea. The Bon
toc Igorrotes are "Malays, have beauti-
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fill bronze skins, the luster of which
plight, well be envied by the white
iiian. Their morals are unquestion
able. Their bump of humor is exceed
ingly well developed, and they are per
haps the happiest people in the world
today. No matter what they may lie
doing, you will always find them
laughing and singing. Their little
black eyes are continually bubbling
over with mirth. For a tropical ieo
ple, they are very industrious, and
accompany their labor by chanting or
singing. The Igorrote says that if he
can only sing as he works, it makes
the work seem much easier to him.
Native songs are interspersed through
the program given at the exhibition
grounds. The village covers over an
acre of ground, ami the different
houses with their grass-thatched roofs,
present an appearance of peaked
stacks of hay. All the different styles
of architecture are shown; the rich
man's house, the poor man's house;
the home of Aloe and Tafudin. a young
coude undergoing a trial marriage; a
(jiiaint village tribunal building, the
Olog girls' dormitory, a primitive
smithy, the brass pipe makers, and
pocket hat makers. And all. are to be
seen just as the tourist would see
them going through the Igorrote coun
try. In the. center of the village a
large arena has been provided, in
which all of their sports, pastimes, war
dances, tribal songs, religious cere
monies, tree climbing, etc., are shown
from time to time throughout the day.
Sc be Heal War Ilanre.
The men give their war dance here
with' the same vim and vigor that they
show at their homes in the Philip;
pines, when it means so much to th
warriors. This dance is indulged in
just prior to the departure of a head
hunting expedition, and is supposed to
work the warrior up to a high state of
frenzy, so that hewill go into the
coming encounter with no thought or
fear of death.
Galatlen. the chief, usually leads the
war dance, followed by a dozen or
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more men.i iesterday when a news
paptr reporter entered the village, the
dance was in full swing. Beside the
stoned-up court circled dancing war
tiors. who held before them bronze
gongs or gangzas, which they beat in
rhythm as they wound tirelessly around
the circle. Oaladeu led half way round
the circle with head up, prancing lik
a high-bred horse, while all the others
followed him, doing exactly as he did
Then he crouched almost to the ground
and slowly and as stealthily as a hunt
ing cat, crept on. Next -his feet stop
ped. but his body bent forward and
backward from his ankles. On he
crept again, not round the circle, but
I'riile and I'et oi the 'Village.
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SHIELD AND HEAD AX.
was hung 'with' a' dangling boar tusk
necklace. Each warrior had the boar
tusk armlets encircling his arms, and
ome of these armlets had tassels of
human hair,' which swayed and flaunt
ed as the warriors danced:
I'lir WOiiiro'M S-i-lneiHiir Dance.
The women danced with their arms
extended, which brought into full view
heir beautifully tattooed forearms.
Even the little toddling, naked chil
dren .danced with arms extended like
he women. Now and then a warrior
bounded into the circle, with his battle
ax in his hand.- He danced in perfect
rhythm with the music, but all -the
while he seemed 1 about to slay or
wound some enemy. At one time he
all but cut a dancer's foot; again he
barely snared a hand ; and then he
crept like a panther on a dancing boy
Another warrior suddenly burst in on
the other side' with his spear and
shield then how the two actors fought
together! One hid behind his shield
and tried to thrust his spear, while the
other dodged and struck right and left
at head and feet again and again with
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Chicago, Aug. 11. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
September, JS, 98,, 97,
' December, ll!4. tlCy2, 95, 95.
May." 99. 100. 98, 99V4- - .
September. 63, 64. 32, 64.
December, 54 Vi. 54, oS, 54.
May, 55'4, 55V2,' 54, 554.
September. 36, 37, 36, 37.
December. 36, 37'.. 36, 37'.
May, 39, 39, 39, 39.
September, 20.40,20.45, 20.32, 20.43.
January, 16.45, 16.67, 16.45, 16.67.
September, 11.15, 11.30, 11.15, 11.30.
October, 11.07, 11.15, 11.07, 11.25.
January, 9.77, 9.85. 9.77, 9.85.
September. 10.87, 10.97, 10.87. 10.97.
October, 10.55, 10.70. 10.55. 10.67.
January, 8.77, 8.87, 8.75,- 8.85.
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Ills terrible swinging ax. All the light
ing, all the dodging, all the spearing,
cutting and sneaking was a rhythmic,
swinging dance. This, as the lecturer
explained, was preparation for war in
the Bontoc mountains. Then came tue
spear-throwing, to illustrate their meth
od of long-distance fight ing1 spears be
ing hurled through the air with the
same skill that a white man would fire
a rifle. Spear-throwing over, a war
rior scampered nimbly up a tree by
placing his arms about the trunk, and.
with the side of the feet against the
bark, virtually walking up. They have
learned to be. expert tree climbers by
pursuing small same and robbing the
wild bees of fheir honey.
The iRnrrutt- - Krllciini.
Lieutenant,. BeaUy, when questioned
about their religion, said: "The base
of the Igorrote's religion is that of the
animalism, or spirit belief, the kind of
religion w find, among almost, all
primitive people. They believe that
the soul lives after death in the same
form as the living man. but invisible.
The home ' of - the ... spirits is: in the
neighboring mountains, where they are
supposed to cultivate the land, live
just as they have lived on earth, even
marry and bear children. In some way
the Igorrote has grasped the idea of
one God one :Great Spirit, "Turn
wig," who they say lived among them
twice in Bontoc, taught them every
thing they knew to be good and who
now lives above fhem in the sky, and
watches over them. They observe no
particular day as Sabbath, but have
made their : religion a part of their
every-dav life: for through their
dances, their souks, and even their
work,' wo find a little strain of rclig
ions sentiment .running. Their songs
of thanksgiving.' or supplication, to
their God, ."Tumawig."
Low crown fancy pocket denotes the
wearer as being" a single man. The
high crown plaini pocket is worn by a
married man. A; girl can always tell
whether she is talking to a married
man or a single man. This might be
counted a disadvantage in a country
like ours. -
An IncomDfate Assertion. .
I Am a self made man," remarked
the aggressive citizen.
"UVll ". , nnawnrpil Grandpa WheC-
stone. "go ahead." "
"What more is there to say?"
"That remark iibont being self made
aiwavs . " ren u ires explanation as to
whether It is a brag or an apology.'
toward the center, while the dancers
behind him followed like the coil of
huge clock, spring, stepping when h
stepped, swaying when he swayed
Again their feet stop while their bod
ies lean farther over toward the cen
ter. It .was as though, a. dozen war
riors had crept upon a hidden enemy
whose cunning and strength they wish
ed t learn without arousing him
Slowly they all straightened up again
from tho center;', and slowly the largi
nuinnn clock spring unwound until ev-1 What the eve sees not the heart rues
cry warrior was again dancing in the! not-Hugo.
A. Possible Reason.
: "I can't understand why
should have failed."
'Nor can I. ' I always thought he
was doing finely; He often came to
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Receipts today Wheat 229, corn
151. oats 2S9. hogs 23,000, cattle
18,000, sheep 18,000.
Estimated receipts Thursday
Hog market opened weak 5c lower.
logs left over 7,600. Light .7.40
7.95. mixed and butchers 7.20 (ft .9,
good heavy 7.10 7.90, rough heavy
7. 10(5; 7.30. ' '
Cattle market opened shade lover,
Sheep market opened 10c lower.
Omaha Hogs 6,500, cattle 4.300
Kansas City Hogs 7,000, cattle
Hog market closed weak 5 and J 0:
lower. Light 7.3507.90, m,ixed and
butchers 7.1 5 p 7.90, good heavy 7.0
(?i 7.90. rough heavy 7.05 7. 25.
Cattle- market-xsiosed shade- lower.
Sheep market closed weak.
North western receipts Min neapo-
lis, today 45, last week 149, last year
79. Duluth, today 9, last week IS,
last year 22.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
higher, corn higher.
Liverpool closing Wheat to
higher, corn to higher.
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New York, Aug. 11. Following are
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Rock Island preferred ...
Rock Island common
New York Central
Northern Pacific ........
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C. & O 82
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B. & O. .-w 119
St. Paul '.160 i
Republic Steel preferred ..106
Republic Steel common .......... 3S'
Southern Ry 31
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Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
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Rock Island, Aug. 11. Following arc
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Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry ' Hens, per pound,
10c; spring chickens, per pound, 15c;
$3.50 to $4.50 per dozen.
Butter Dairy, 21 to 22c; creamery,
Iard 13c. .
Onions 50 to 60c. . . "
Feed and Fuel. s
Grain Corn, 70 to 72c; oats, 50c.
Forage Timothy hayy $10 ; straw,
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Coal Lump, per .HushtL 14c; slack,
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