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THE AKGUS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER C. 1009.
u ITIIE -ARGUS.
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Wednesday, October 6, 1909.
belt line. Everybody
Experience does not do some people
a particje of good.
To accomplish the belt line, there
must be no cessation of labors. By
proper effort it will win.
Governor C. S. Deneen ha3 come out
for a real primary law. Lot us hope
he will get a real one through the
An exchange says that President
Taft's tour has been a social success
and a political failure. That about
Clean up the slums. Drive out the
dens of vice, th? .dives and the broth
els. Rock Island is too good a town
to be co disgraced. It will not be tol
The French have discovered that
whiskered kisses leave on the lady's
lips bacilli of tuberculosis, diphtheria
and pneumonia, besides nnclassifh
microbes. And vet its doubtful if the
whiskered kiss will go.
Speaking on the same day 1,000
miles apart. Senator Bristow of Kan
sas stated that Speaker Cannon has
not had a new idea in 10 years, and
the Chicago Record-Herald that he had
not had a new idea in "i years. These
are both good republican opinions.
In four of Philadelphia's public
schools lunches will be served the
children at three cents a lunch. The
schools selected are doubtless attend
ed by pupils whose parents can afford
the daily three cents, for there are
many schools in large cities where the
pupils are of very poor families, a fact
borne out last winter when private
charities" associations daily had to
feed Sioo Xew York school children
who otherwise would have gone hun
gry to school.
While the expenditures of several
foreign governments on navigable
waterways far surpass expenditures
by the United States government on
like arteries of commerce, here we
are spending $l,5ft0,ono a month, and
have alreSdy expended a total of $."V
O0O.0OC in the reclamation of arid
lands. Perhaps the word "invested"
should be used for "expended," be
cause tlie government gets back re
turns on the outlay. During the last
seven months the reclamation service
have excavated more than one-third
as much earth as will have been mov
ed at Panama. The canals constructed
by it, placed end. to end. would reach
from New York to Denver, and many
of them carry whole rivers.
Improving National (iuard.
Three hundred delegates, from nearly
every state in the union, were in at
tendance on the 11th meeting of the
National Guard association recently
held in Los Angeles. This annual con-
Tention has steadily grown in impor
tance since the federal government be
gan to make more liberal appropria
tions for giving an adequate equip
ment, similar to that used by the reg
ulars, to the guard throughout the
country. That policy has already re
sulted in supplying practically the
whole guard with modern arms, while
the attempt to bring about a certain
amount of cooperation, bet ween its or
ganized units and the standing mili
tary, establishment through joint sum
mer maneuvers and7 the systematic de
livery of instructive lectures by vet
eran army officers to officers of the
guard has shown some valuable re
sults. Yet while the progress scored in the
art of soldiering by the guardsmen
during the last few years is encour
aging, it i3 well to point out that
.hardly more than a fair beginning has
been made. That the enrolled militia
will never equal the regulars in the
facility and precision of their evolu
tions and in endurance in marching, is
hardly to be expected unless in a few
cases where regiments possess unusual
efficiency. The regular is trained and
toughened In the most practical sor
of school under the constant super
vision of experienced commissioned
and non-commissioned officers. Thr
guardsman habitually works in an of
flee, a store, a factory or on the farm.
Only comparatively brief intervals are
at his disposal to give to learning the
art of war. It is far more important
that he shall be taught its essential
rudiments than that he should spend
very much time In trying to look
pretty on parade.
Two things which are of special f
value commonly receive too little at
tention and this is as true of the bulk
of the guard in Illinois as in other
states. These are skill in straight
shooting which includes tolerably ac
curate judgment of distances anl
knowledge how to live sanely and
healthfully in camp and on the march.
The soldier who cannot hit the mark
he aims at is apt to be of slight use,
no matter how well ho can keep step,
or how cleverly he executes the man
ual of arms. The man who Is ignor
ant as to how his fort and his stom
;. -h ii.ou'd be cared for when he is
"ic-ipli':;r, it" in the open field, fre
ii ly Ir.nJs lu the hospital in short
Oklahoma's Ijnw Vindicated.
The charge that the guaranty of
bank deposits law of Oklahoma would
fail of the ends it was designed to
serve has been completely refuted.
The law has been tried and the ex
periences vindicate the farsighted
wisdom of the men who drafted ic and
the legislature which adopted it.
The Columbia Bank & Trust com
pany of Oklahoma City was declared
insolvent by the state banking board
shortly after midnight on the 2!Uh of
September. On the morning follow
ing the bank's doors were opened as
usual, with officers of the state in
charge, and announcement of the in
solvency publicly made. Depositors
demanding their money were paid in
full without a moment's delay. Not
one of them lost a penny. Not one of
them could lose a penny because, be
sides the assets of the bank in cash
there was the immense guaranty fund
of the state to draw upon.
'The Columbia had deposits of $
000,("00. How much of this amount
was drawn out has not been stated
But a good deal more was withdrawn
than in ordinary circumstances would
be asked for because national bankers
who are hostile to the guaranty plan
circulated rumors that if depositors
did not get their money immediately
they would not get any money later.
Governor Haskell has already an
nounced that he will give the rod of
attention to these libeling bankers
when the grand juries next convene
The Columbia was a bank of reserve.
and had $l."00.o0i) of the money of
smaller state banks in its vaults. But
these banks will feel no embarrass
ment because there is money enough
to supply their needs, and if there
should not be enough, it is within the
province of the state board to levy an
emergency assessment upon all banks.
and thus secure enough, and more.
The hank was closed by the state
board because it had notes of oil oper
ators totaling a large amount. If this
paper was good, the bank was solvent
if not good, the bank would not be able
to meet its obligations. The board
concluded that much of the paper was
not rood, and so closed the bank.
Now. the point is that if the state
board had not - closed the bank, the
latter would have continued the pol
icy of loaning on this dubious secur
ity. It would have done so under the
old system, and one day, in all prob
ability, there would have been a fail
lire terrific in its consequences. And
because the bank would be holding
approximately H.sno.oon bf the funds
of other banks, these other hanks, un
able to get their money, would be com
pelled to close their doors. Oklahoma
would thus have the same experience
which was the whole country's in
October. lf07. Then the reserve banks
of New York refused to pay corre
spondent banks the money due them
and the correspondent banks had to
refuse the depositors the money due
them. Both proceedings were illegal,
as illegal as proceedings could be. Ad
hering to the law, every one of the
banks refusing to pay its obligations
should have been declared insolvent.
But no bank was, because the condi
tion was universal, and there would
have followed universal wreck.
But in Oklahoma the correspondent
banks had no such worry. And their
depositors got what money they de
manded, and can have all if thev de
The loss, if any there shall be, will
come out of the guaranty fund. Chi
cago clearing house banks of their
own volition stood a loss of $fi,f00.noo
to pay the depositors in the failed
Walsh banks in full in order to allay
the fears of their own depositors and
thus protect themselves from a run
and consequent loss. Whatever the
loss to the guaranty fund in Oklahoma,
the guaranteed banks will have paid
little for the very security that cost
Chicago banks $6,000,000.
California's First Cotton Crop.
Two hundred Mexicans arrived at
Los Angeles the other day to begin
picking the first cotton crop ever raised
In California. The present crop cov
ers about l.."00 acres, and those who
have been following the experiment
predict that cotton will become one
of the most important products of -the
Imperial vnllej. A cotton gin has been
Installed at El Centro, and all of the
crop picked this year will be handled
there. It is said that the profits to the
growers this season will be from $50
to $73 an acre.
Society of Friends of the Rooster. !
The District commissioners at Wash-j
IngtoH have decreed that a man can
not keep a-rooster around his pre in-j
tscs unless lie gets the written cousent
of 73 ier cent of his neighbors in the j
Mock. But the roosters have their j
friends, and the friendship has been
cemented into the Poultry Protective
association, with T. Stockton at . Its
head. The association is furlonsly pick"
Ing the new regulation to pieces.
DENEEN OUT FOR
NEW DIRECT LAW
Governor MakesKnown His Po
sition in Regard to Pri
COMES UP AT FALL SESSION
Would Simply lCemcdy flaws Sn
preiiie Court Has Pointed Out in
Jones- glesby .till.
Springfield. 111., Oct. 0. Governor
Deneen will a:k the special session of
the legislature to pass a direct plu
rality primary law not a delegate
convention measure, nor yet a percent
age plurality bill, nor other compro
mises over which some of the law
maker:; have been tinkering in ad
The i.ovi n.ur l.rjt ni;,ht yetli-'J all
doubt in the minds of the politicians
and assemblymen as to the scope and
natiiio of the n p Imr.ry act which
lie will seek to have put on the statute
books by declaring "that he will battle
to have the last primary law the
Jones Oghvby law reenacted with
amendments that will remove the Haws
on which the supreme court knocked
it out last spring.
To Improve Onrral Law.
Furthermore, the executive, in his
call for the special session, expects to
ask the attention of the legislators to
the necessity for revamping some of
the-general election machinery, -which
appears to have sand in its gear box
by reason of the decisions of the su
preme bench in wiping out the last
three primary acts.
rrocraui of (iovrrnnr,
Governor IVnoen conferred yester
day with some of Hie legislators, and
at night he made known the program
which he will put up to the assembly
so far as primary and election legisla
tion go. It i. as follows:
Hecnactmeiit of the last direct
primary law, amended so as to
meet the suggestions in the decis
ion by which the law was given
lis death blow by the supreme
Amendment of the election law
to make the provisions regarding
registration conform to the hold
ings of the supreme court relative
to the registration feature in the
Amendment of section 3 of the
ballot law, so that in case the pri
mary act of 1S9S, now operative in
Cook county, is declared unconsti
tutional, the parties will not. be
barred from getting their tickets
on the ballot.
Revision of the election law in
other spots where it appears to be
out of harmony with the sugges- '
tions made by the supreme court
in knocking out. the last three pri
I . niter Scru llrnrrn.
Among those who held conference
.vith the governor yesterday were:
Senator I tin burgh of Galesburg, Sena
tor I.amlee of Moline. Representative
-amphell and Abel Bach of the eloc
ion commission of Chicago. Tim gov.
rnor also heard from some of the
"ook county leaders over the long-
All indications pointed to a rapidly
hanging sentiment among the politi
cians regarding nrimarv legislation
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COPYRIGHT CLINEOIwrT. WASH.
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Assistant Secretary to President Taft.
The Argus Daily Short Story
3pA Hypothetical Nartfclos Ilivat By Henry Walker.
Copyrighted, 1909, y Associated Literary Presi.
They sal at the end of !he porch and
discussed the situation calmly. It was
altogether too torrid for healed argu
ment. If they felt any inward iiinuiit
they rented it through their lingers
rather than their tongues, sie by pull
ing her palm leaf fan idly to pieces
and he by ruthlessly stripping the hon
"What's your objection to next fall.
Jean? I'm not ipii.y.ing you. you
know, but I do feel a sort of imper
"Next fall? Why. it's August now.
and fall begins with Sepiemln'r. anil
then it's no lime before it's winter,
and I can't possibly fancy mys-lf a
settled, inairied person next winter!"
"Sober, indeed! Matrimony doesn't
make peo;.le settled nowadays. You
know vou'll be oil' flic go when you're
AND WHAT WAS THIS HEM AKKABLE TOUNG
ninety. A little thing like being mar
tied won't interfere with your tastes
in that line."
"You think so? I believe you're
"But I'd feel bound to respect your
tastes and preferences sometimes.
And. gradually, you know. I'd fall into
the way of asking your opinion of
things and people and adapting my
own to it. and then before I realized it
I'd lose my individuality, and then"
"And then what? I'm interested."
"Oh. of course, when we began to
think the same about things, why. nat
urally, you'd begin to bore me. And
you know when married people begin
to bore each other they're in a very
bad way. with so many entertaining
pei-son.s loose in the; world." ,
He looked at her thoughtfully for a
"I say. .lean." slowly, "I never
thought of that phase before. There's
a great deal in that. It is a terrible
j thing to be I mred even when the
boree Isn't bound hand a;id foot. I
! suppose one ought to weigh these
1 considerations carefully and take no
chances. Talk about being bored! I
am reminded. Suppose you were a
youiij; fellow of some twenty -sis years,
with the . average allot ment of good
looks and talents and a broken collar
bone. Suppose you were shut up to
recuperate in a Vermont farmhouse
without a relative or friend within
eighty miles you must suppose glori
ous weather outside that farmhouse
as you go. Well, suppose that a young:
lady of unusual beauty and charm
and Intelligence golf intelligence and
nsh intelligence and canoe intelligence
should suddenly drop from the sky,
or. rather, freju Burlington, what
would ou do." even if yo'u were en
gaged? Come. now. be honest! Would
you not fall in love with her?"
.Jean's fan lay ipiietly in her lap.
Tho little upward curves of her mouth
lent her smile a slightly strained look.
She mvc all unconcerned shrug at hi.i
Burlington! I never heard of that
corner of the world. And what was
this remarkable young person's name?
You never mentioned her before."
"Oh. surely you don't want particu
lars in this weather! Your gloomy
forecast set me thinking. Perhaps we
are too adaptable. I suppose that's
why we've liked each other so well,
isn't it awful to think the qualities
that attract people before marriage
may be the very ones to estrange
"Awful! Did Miss Burlington have
.'ndi-lile opinions? Persons strongly
addicted to golf usually have." -
"You're not going back on golf. I
hope. Consider the Carwin cup! But.
as I was saying, if an engaged man
bored to a certain oint is so suscepti
ble, why not a duly wedded individ
ual? it's only a difference of degree,
"Unfortunately I can't duplicate my
experience. I've never broken my col
lar bone, for one thing, and for an
other thing. tlnV'moinent a girl is en
gaged all her masculine acquaintances
feel bound to make themselves so
for them i! .. i i.i."
"Do you sii;.;io.e the poor fellows m
to Ik- oat's?" ile spoUe protest ingly
but his face wore the ghost of a smile
"The result is the same. If I h id i
to do over again I wouldn't let peeph
know so soon. There's no reason hy
a girl shouldn't enjoy herself"
"Why, Jean. 1 thought yen v. v :r
tfcipiiitliiga liiltiriou.sly happy winter
Ive''tccn mentally kicking nivxlt !-i
wanting to drag you away to. dull old
i 'Flmii)ilc waq quite gone from .letm's
face. There, was a suspicious bright
nessr't'ti' the dark gray eyes.
Sanitary security and bathing comfort are yours w!?cn your
Lath fooin fixtures nrc sanitary and our plumbing modern.
cv'tctftftWtf baths and lavatories arc sanitary, durdbli and
beautiful our plumbing work modern and our prices reasonable
Wa sc!! these famous fixtures and combine v.'illi ihci: inslidLtion
llic workmanship which has made our reputation.
Repair work given prompt and expert attention.
&Bgndfvers & Cbmpam
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE. "
"Yes." he emit limed, lennlnjt lazily
back in Ids chnir. "I've Ihm'ii playing
donkey. I'd forgotten what It means
to lie bored. I was even silly enough
to think we'll enjoy long tramps in late
October and lonesome breakfasts or.
rainy .March mornings I love March
arid, oh. dozens of dull, prosaic things.
Mill. g -ill less, we'd die of ennui In'fore
n year was out!"
She Hung di.wn the fan and rose,
angry and hurt, the tears streaming.
"Charles." fIic sobbed, "you're Inhu
man! I came out here to to arrange
tilings, niiil -mid yon th-ihrew that
Vermont girl in my face and then tell
me I'm a ben-! Yen" she controlled
her voice with an effort "go back to
Vermont! I'.ut she'll never"
lie could endure it no longer. "For
give i ne. Jean! You know I've never
seen another girl since you said I
might look at you! Hut I've set my
heart on this fall, and you're so Stub
born." She straightened and looked at him
Mcrnly. He tried not to smile.
"Charles." she asked severely, "did
"Was there such a person?"
"I never said there was. I Just sup
posed a case. I'.ut. I say, Jean, will
you make it October?"
"No!" She had reached the doorway.
He heard her running lightly up
stairs. Stooping-, he picked up the mu
tilated palm fan and folded its remains
tenderly into his jHM-ket.
The distinguished quality of the
Frenchwoman is her strong common
sense. She is not a sentimentalist, but
Is eminently practical. If there is so
much comfort, substantiality and se
, curity among the French middle class
j the woman can take the larger share
of the credit for it. In "France of the
French" Mr. F. 11. Baker says that all
her domestic affairs are regulated by
the strictest prudence, carefulness and
The domestic instinct is so strong in
the Frenchwoman that the safety of
her home is apt to become to her an
object too absorbing, too exclusive, and
to lead to the defects and drawbacks
which attend all exaggeration. It is
not tlie Frciichu'iaii so much as the
Frenchwoman who "tills the stocking"
wiih small savings, a little economized
there, a little here, and who has built
up a posit leu of some substance f'r
many a family who commenced hum
bly and knew hardship.
The power of path lit industry of the
From h vvorkiiigvvomaii is scarcely less
admirable than In r self abnegation.
Her qualities stand out more saliently
! !:a!i those of the middle class becai.:'
f her inferior opportunities and great
er tr::i Is.
When one considers the wages that
are earned by I he ( working class in
France inn the cot ofjlood one mar
vels at the d'cgrco7of !conifort to be
found in their homes and the well look
ed after appearance of the children.
This could never be without the solid
.juulities of the women.
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The book contains portraits and
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There are four pages of valuable
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Humor and v
X . PtiilosophyJ
A .Br BVACAA M. SMITH A
CHANCE TO PRACTICE
ACCORDING to the head guesser of
a celebrated eastern bughouse, tea
and coffee do as rough work with the
delicate female system as alcohol doea
After they have lingered over th
breakfast cup for a number of year
their nervous organizations licgtn t
look like western ranch buildings after
a cvclone has dallied with them. Now
will the women put the cup away a
resolutely as they have been telling the
men they would shun the flowing bowl
if they were the male portion of the
It is such a One opportunity for them
to put some of their pet theories Into
practice that they can hardly fall to
embrace It. Watch them.
My dc-ik-say, I wish you could itf
youM fop. I assure you, a frlsht.
I wornifT how some people manage
To korp a desk stralfihtenen out rlM.
"TwouM give a booiI housekeeper fl'iget
To naze on the tansldl delirls.
Ami ono who to Elan? was foliilcted
Would shudder and say, "Hully gee!"
To He:ik of confusion confounded,
A babel lu papers and trash.
Would Just hi a measure describe it,
A juniblo of newspaper haFh
Dunn. t'lipplnKS and letters unanswered.
And postals from friends fir away.
And efforts from poeta submitted, ,
And badges from laat Labor day. k
l hear that tho dlsfcers discover
In rulnn of fcsypl n"l liome
Ilirli treasures to fell to collectors
Or Fend to the loveti ones ni noma. m
I wonder If some priceless rellca , -.,
Checks, due billa or samples of art
I'd find If I went through tho rubbish
And patiently took It apart. ' "
I think as 1 como in the morning
And clear a rp;ico where 1 may writ
I'll certainly find a few minutes
To traihleri things out heroin night.
Hut when In the evening I llnlnh
My labors and hasten awny
I loolt with l:i-ma.v on the chain
And put the ta.; off tilt next day. t
Siouie young men go -west and go
woke, while others monvsophlKtimtorl
stay at home and grow old ou tbelr
, ( . Unnecessary. .
The suLair'iaii husband !id jshut thw
fox terrier inside the gate with care
ntid started down the street with a
last wave for ill tie wlfey standing In
the doorway, when he just happened
"By the way. dear." he called. "If by
any misfortune I enn't get home lo
dinner I'll send out a note by the mes
senger n nd"
"It's in i t unnecessary, dearest.
w lfey answered sweetly. "I've already
found that note in your coat pocket."
Truth Come.3 Home Slowly.
"I glless.,, said the wise eld codger,
the public must lie satisfied that I've
been nothing but an old fos.-il for th
past twenty years or so."
"What led you to that coiulu'don?"
"The fact that I'm just' ! ginning to
realize that I'm not as j"UQg a 1
used to lie."
; Most Ticklish.
"It's funny how ticklish women are,
"Yes. Now, I brought a feather honu
the other night, and it ne.irly tickled
my wife to death."
"Why. how did that happen?"
"1 gave it to her. It wad an ostrich
Then Ho Did.
Miss Wenryuti ((11 p. m.) I like to
see a graceful man
Mr. Borum (interrupting) Hem!
Am I not graceful?
Miss Wearyun Yes, and. as I was
saying. I like to see a graceful niao
bow himself out of my presence.
One of a Few.
"My wife seems to possess the bar
gain counter instinct."
"Yes: she can tell at a plane wheth
er a forty-nine cent article has been
marked down from i0 cents or up
The Mercenary Creature.
"Why don't you like Charlie?
"He doesn't know anything."
"That isn't any reason."
"No; the question is, Can be mk
"What Is that detective's greatest
achievement?" asked oue member of
the police force.
"Getting people to think he'f, a de
fective?" answered the other.
Causa and Effect.
Bald the married man. with lh,
"I've got a good month for plgh.
But I get pains and aches
Eating; thoso my wife mache.
And that is, believe me, no Ugh."
"What is tho hen making all thai
"She 13 simply piping her lay."
Even if He Was Green.
Harold-How green everything 1st
Evelyn You're not everything.
Of a Kind.