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THE AHCUS. WEDNESDAY. 0CT015ET 13. 1000.
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township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, October 13, 1909.
Clean up the town.
Boost the belt line.
. Of course no one will dispute Dr
Cook's copyrighted statement that he
Both Pittsburg and New York re
alize what a hard proposition it is to
fight the Tiger.
Tom Lawson says poverty is a lux
ury. Then why doean't he buy it?
He has plenty of money.
The Dcnoen-Lonmer war appears
to be on the eve of breaking out in
a whole lot of fresh places.
- Politicians who oppose a direct pri
mary, the Rockford Star says, will
be soused in a deep waterway.
Thirty-one states hae gone on
record in favor of direct elect ion of
United States senators. Will congress
It is a bad thing for a public official
to talk too much. Witness the fate of
Charles R. Crane of Chicago, recently
deposed t'nitcd States minister T
William Travers .Jerome has decid
ed that there is neither money or
glory in running on an independent
ticket in New York, and will there
fore quit office and politics for a few
minutes at least.
- Senator Aldrich is visiting in Par
is. He is expected to return to
America by way of London.' French
papers announce he is lirmly commit
ted to the idea that a central bank
of issufe must be the basis of currency
. CoDgress raised the duty on lcnicus
to "help the California growers."
Now the railroads have rai;:ed the
fieight rate on lemons from sea to
sea. Thai is the way it works. The
railroads rt the money, the producer
gets healthful open air labor, the con
sumer gets the lemon.
The fool sophomore-of Columbia
didn't have yny better sense than to
haze a 260 pound freshman and
break his ankle. And. oh. how that
man was needed as guard on the foot
ball team! The college paper thinks
a school with no better headwork
than that can just expect Kansas to
A Los Angeles physician has secur
ed a number of healthy orphan babes
from different races with the inten
tion of having them intermarry when
they grow up and be the parents of
a perfect race. By the time they ar
rive at the manrying- age. however,
the orphans Tilf.Avant to have some
thing to say about whom they marry.
' The Kxpress Companies.
Governor Dencon, it is said, will in
clude in his call for a special session
of the legislature, if one is made, a
recommendation for suitable and nec
essary legislation governing express
companies operating in Illinois, declar
ing them to be common carriers and
placing them under the jurisdiction
and control of the Illinois railroad
and warehouse commission in the same
manner as the law now applies (o the
It i3 the outgrowth of the refusal of
the express companies to file with the
railroad and warehouse commission
copies of their tariffs, and rules dis
puting the power of the commission
to require this, and denyhfTf the author
ity of that body over them.
Shippers throughout the state will
be prompt to support the governor in
this move. It is necessary to their
welfare, and they havo, for many
jtirs, endeavored to procure the pas
sage by the legislature of a suitable
bill giving these powers to the com
mission. It will be remembered Senator I learn
introduced a bill at the request of the
Quincy freight bureau which embodied
all necessary features. It is stated this
bill was opposed by the express com
panies to such an extent as to cause
its defeat. I
Shippers demand some mode of reg-
illation and redress other than through
the courts, in dealings with express
companies on shipments in this state.
These companies are under the juris
diction of the interstate commerce I
commission in interstate traffic, ami
should be under the control of the .
state commission on interstate traffic. 1
This medium should be provided for
the regulation of charges and the cor
rection of practices which have given
shippers endless trouble and cause for
complaint. The state commission has
been appealed to to take action, and
will, no doubt, assist in procuring nec
essary legislation to answer the re-
ueqsts of shippers.
The governor will be acting in line
with the requirements of justness men
inrougliout the state by tailing the
attention of the legislature to the ne
cessity of passing such a law.
Primary I Jaw Talk.
No wonder the anti-primary law talk
Is (oavMu-, and those who favor such
a law are talking louder for such a
:v. The opponents of the law realize
tint their opposition is a strong argu
ment for a direct primary. As the
Chicago Record-Herald says, "the op
position to a direct primary system is
in many instances glaringly hypocrit
ical and dishonest. It does not lie in
tho mouth of plotters and burrowers,
of organizers .of deals and steals, to
plead for regularity, party unity and
-"Moreover, opposition to primaries
means and cannot but mean defiance
of the will of the majority of the vot
ers. The upright, disinterested citi
zens believe in direct primaries and
are weary of chaos, juggling, jockey
ing and misrepresentation in legisla
tion and primary policy. Direct pri
maries give them 'a chance" to select
faithful and capable representatives,
and they are determined to have this
"The pretense that in this state a
valid direct primary act is 'impossi
ble' is as hollow as tho argument that
it is destructive of organization and
unity. To drive this home on every
occasion is to strengthen the primary
forces and prevent 'surprises' and in
tcrmachine alliances. Keep up the
If the organization of the house
makes a fight against a direct pri
mary, that puts another duty conspic
uously before the people the duty of
lidding the state legislature of those
selfish individuals who place private
interests above public duty, and who
play the game to promote personal In
terests. The people all of them should
wake up and watch this primary law
game from start to finish. The game
Defalcation , at; Mineral , Point,
Wis., Bank Continues to
. : Grow, ,;;'
VjCE . PRESIDENT V BEAMED
United States Officials to Hold Con
ference in Regard to Steps to
Mineral Toint, Wis., Oct. i::. The
legal aspect of the First National bank
failure here was scheduled for discus
sion between the bank examiner and
the United States district attorney to
day. The latter missed a train from
Madison last night, but is expected
tonight. Several additional notes said
to be worthless have reached the bank.
MiorlliKT ir 9KMMHHI.
Mineral Toint, Wis., Oct. 13. Fur
ther investigation into the affairs of
tho First National bank indicate that
the shortage will be near $l'M),ion.
The bank yestesday closed its doors
and John W. Schofield has been ap
In the meanwhile Vice President
Allen, whose dealings in mining stock
were directly responsible for the
bank's trouble, is reported as being in
a more serious condition in his home.
Mr. Allen for years has been a victim
of palsy, and the shock of the discov
ery of his alleged financial irregulari
ties aggravated the old malady.
Worthless notes are pouring into the
bank, and widows and orphans arc
hard hit, as Mr. Allen acted as admin
istrator of many estates. He was a
pillar of the church, a Sunday school
superintendent, sometimes occupied
the pulpit, and was implicitly trusted.
The value of the securities which he
has turned over to the bank has not
been ascertained, but much western
mining stock in the collection is said
to be wort hless.
o teiio-nt in Turn.
This bank was regarded as a finan
cial tlihraltar. So firm was this be
lief that when reports of trouble be
gan spreading a week ago, there was
no run on the bank. Kven when news
of the shortage was known to many
depositors last Friday only $1G,000 was
withdrawn. It is said that mure than
this sum was deposited from other
sources. It seemed past belief to a
majority of depositors that anything
could be really wrong.
BARRIE, WRITER, DIVORCED
Wife Does Not Befeml Charge of Mis
conduct Which Is Preferred.
London, Oct. 13. James M. Barrie,
the novelist and playwright, was today !
granted, a divorce from his wife on !
the ground of tho latter's alleged mis
conduct with Gilbert Caiman, tho
young author. The suit was not do
fended. Hoarseness in a child subject to
croup is a sure indication of the ap- 1
proach of the disease. Lf Chamber-!
Iain's Cough Remedy is given at once
or even after the croupy cough has
appeared, it will prevent the attack.
Contains no poison. Sold by all drug-
YOUNG DOOLEY IS
A HAZING VICTIM
True Version Obtained of Injury
of Rock Island Boy at
BALKED ON "BONE YARD'
Whereupon lie Is Taken I'limi Room
and Beaten I'ndcr Chicago
Hubbard E. Donley, the Rock Is
land freshman at the "state univer
sity, despite tho contradictory reports
that have been sent out from Urhana.
did receive his injuries. The Argus
has learned upon investigation, in a
hazing by his fellow-Students. The
young man, accompanied by his fath
er, II. L. Dooley, is now in Chicago,
in consultation with specialists for
treatment for tiie injury to his spine.
First advh'c", i!m; - ' to I ins
city were to the effect that liooley
had been mistreated by the students
at the university because he had re
fused to siilmnt f'i being thrown in
the "bone yard." a muddy creek near
the university into which all the first
year students are ducked as an in
troduction to student life there. Sub
sequently, in a special telegram from
Croatia to The Argus, there was a de
nial, with the explanation that the
young man had been hurt in a foot
ball practice game. Siill another
story had it that lie fell against a
concrete post in the swimming pool'
tUMM-llo till- I'lK'lN.
As is to be expected, all of these
in the escapade, are hanging togeth
er in the claim that Dooley was hurt
in an accident and that he was not
subjected to a hazing. Kven the vic
tim himself is understood to have
proved his ganieness by protecting
llwse who mistreated him. The fac
ulty, it is said, has been unable to
secure a truthful account of the af
fair, and have accented the version
gien by the students.
Dooley balked wlnm the ha.ers vis
ited his lodgings and informed him
that he was due for a trip to the
none yard, w Hereupon tie was car
ried out of his quarters and beaten.
He was afterward removed to a hos
pital, where he was given medical at
tention. Monday he was able to re
turn to li is home in this city, when it
was deemed advisable to have his
case placed in the hands of a specialist.
4 DIE, 3HURT7n WRECK
Caretakers of I'nir Horses and K
hibits 'risi,., in Caboose.
Denison. Texas.. Oct. 13. Four
men were killed and three fatally in
jured yesterday in a rear-end collis
ion on the Missouri. Kansas and Tex
as road near Celeste, Texas.
Andrew .1. Rolla.
The fatally injured:
A. L. Modlin, Mattoon. III.
15. L. Kinney, Datnille. ill.
James Oriendoff, Smiling, Minn
The victims were caretakers of
race horses, live stock and exhibits
enroute from the state fair at Se
dalia. Mo., to the state fair of Texas
at Dallas. They .ero asleep m tho
caboose of the first train, which was
st.unding on (lie main line taking wa
ter, when the second one came .down
a heavy grade, and crashed into the
caboose. Many line race horses were
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV
BOCK ISIjAXlr, ILIj.
.1. K. CASTKKL, Pre.; M. S
IIKAC.r, V. Pres.; II. 11. 8IALMON
One of the Fruits of Saving
is that you can have a home to
call your own when your working
years are past. That dollar a
week that gets away . from you
each week with nothing to show
for it means much
$1 a week for one year $ 52.00
$2 a week for one year 104.00
$4 a week for one year 208.00
?6 a week for one year 312.00
8 a week for one year 410.00
Total without interest $1,092.00
Well worth your while saving
isn't it? Start a savings account
at our bank now with a dollar.
CENTRAL TRUST &
4 Fer Cent Paid on Depoiiti
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Director of the Hcclamatica Gcrvice.
;i The Argas Daily Short Story
The Panama Hat By Harriet Lnmriis Smith.
Cf'i'yrtut.el. 19U?, y Asaoelated Literary Prea.
As Cenex ieve came on de-.-U the
young mini in th" pauama hill glanced
over ids shoulder in her direcii-m.
Then, with s::rpi ising alacrity, he
whirled about, and the rapid removal
of the paeama revealed a well shaped
head and close en.pped dark hair,
whi . h cmng through many vicissitudes
to an unmistakable tendency to curl.
As the morning dew vanishes under
the tierce rays of the midsummer sun,
so the young man's cxpl es;-ion of joy
ful animation c!i-,!'! . are: I when met
lv Octiev ieve's chi;!.v stare. His lower
d The ct b ; mounted from
the top of i
roots of hi'
s rat lier, high -ol!.ir t.o the
huir. i'Jenevievi1 v.ci.t on
v:'y v.'e!l s.itisfi 'd with l;;-r-e! !'.
imagine he thinks me i:ot qr.iii
unsop'iistoeatt d as be. supposed. I'rob
al l.v his intention was to surprise me
into a lo.' ard th-:i to presume on
that to join me. Ai d by the time that
1 had opt:ilnd ha I re.-.lly '.iln't
know Iiini we sin c.M be be-ineing to
feel iu:'e well ;;n,.r;i!!,.!i'il." She sniil
-d again w:fh superior triumph as !;
reflected on the overthrow of the plot.
She wished that Aunt Myra mh.'h;
have been an onlooker Aunt Myra.
who had (ptestiniKd t'te propriety- of
her taking the short voyage linehaper
tin the opposite side of the steamer
the wearer of the patiama hat lea noil
upon the rail and darkly regarded the
blue water. The attitude, suggestive
of dejection, pave (Jenevieve the op
portunity to sti-al furtive glances at
the m"tior.!ess otTcndcr. His clothes
fitted well. As far as t'mtwas een-
corned, any toiler would be inspired toj
do bis best by sji -h a figure. "Adora
ble shoulders." said Genevieve, so near
ly aloud that it was just as -well. that
Aunt Myra was not present.
At the expiration of an liour Gene
.vicve had come to tho conclusion that
NEVK.n HKART OF BCT ONE
WHOSE INITIALS WE11K
IfEltB X. X. Z." " If
an who had af-a
tne guilty young man
dressed her when she came on decl
was not an old offender. He had taken
her rebuff too deeply to heart for that.
His interest in the Chesapeake bay
seemed to undergo no diminution after
sixty minutes of incessant staring.'
Genevieve began to feel that possibly
she bad been too, severe. A look of
dignified perplexity might have been
enough without any of the ruthless.,
annihilating scorn before which his
self confidence had shriveled. Gene
vieve surprised herself iu a pityiDg
It was now time for the panama to
take a band. As Genevieve's commls
eratinz claace sj.ole In the direction of
m Jm I w
t;v. ctr-hed ::i
sta ring ver t he
1 di -heart em d youth
rail her oha Uenae wa.s
a birdlike motion the
p.t "a ma rc-i
eva li" 1 i :
: :i i ! " across
i' g variovv :
il to inter.
lier i! ; nrrer
into h'-r 1.;;
from its owner's head,
dutch with a dexterity
deliberate intention. It
the steamer's bow. d dg
'i!e persons who attcmpt-
iiit it. and continued in
direct ion. On reaching
ih'n d at disc retion. Tu'ik
as a pet dog. It dropped
and. though !enev!eve
lv .1 in
1 it by the brim, that was mcre
! ter of form. She was sum- that
the p.irama hat bad no intention of
Tho hat's owner was not far behind
hi; properly. There was a redness
ab-".'.l him that was not due to sun
burn, but was not unbecoming. He
bowed. Ccnevieve reflected, with a
fcojh'g of s.-'f congratulation, like a
,-I am very much in your debt," saM
the owner of tho panama.
"Net at all. I'm sure." respond"!
revicve. lit r tone was calculated to
a ninety- rot friendly enough to en
': r.i ire liberties m the pt'esumjit nous,
not c!:il''"g enough to dishearten the
timid ami retiring.
rer'iars." the young man hesitated,
taki'ivr his property froi her cxten hJ
hni-d. "I loiht isttprove ties opportu
nity to npoiogize for what must have
seemed a piece of rudeness on my
fJonovieve listened with an oxpre:
sioTi as i iccly caleula.t-d as her tone
i-ad I ecr. There was not'ilng about
whi-. n one could presume, yet 1!
was far from being frosty.
; "As you can.e up the stairs." the
young man ' continued, twirling the
panama. "1 i:? a need o cr my shouider,
anil for some reason ,oar face looked
e.t raoruinai i!y familiar. When 1 bow
ed 1 was under the impression tiiat 1
Gciic ieve".-; lis curled a little in
spile t f herself. lie would have done
belter, .she. rcliooteil. to stop with the
apology, the explanation was so pain
fully weak; trite to start with. and.
njoieov or well, wit hout vanity. Gene
vieve know that l.er typo was not
Certainly never was six foot one of
maniiooil so easilv disconcerted.
"Thank you again' said
of tln panam.i in a low
turned n his heel.
voice, and lm.
.:t as he
reeovcri'd hat upon
his head Genevieve caught sight of
omeihing that made her start-three
shining gilt loiteis lixou into the inner
leather band. "Oh. 1 beg year par
don I" she cried impulsively.
When You Feel Played Out
There conies .i time when your grip on things weaken?.
Your nerves arc unstrung, the vital forces low, the stomach
is. weak and the blood 'Impoverished. You feci old age
creeping over you. lie .careful of yourself. Take
at once; there is need to
nerves, wcari.-d brai::s, sick stomach, feeble blood, torpid
liver, sluggish bowels ail feel the quickening effects of
Bacchant's Pi!!.;. Their uuc makes all the difference. The
tonic action of these pills upon the vital organs is imme
diate, thorough and lasting. They are Nature's own remedy
For Run-down Conditions
So'J Everywhere in Boxes, 10c. and 25c
The young m i" 'd not he.ir her, J
i lid a fellow p.isseu;;er checked him .
s . ; : 1. 1 w '
ia liis rciurii io in.-, nv.i. m-'-'h,,
coattails. "Lady ain't done with you 1
jet," said the obliging passeugcr, and
the owner of the panama looked back
and saw that it was true. i
He returned with an apparent re-i
luetauce Genevieve thought Lest not to
noli. v. u.m' i.e." said oi ealli-j
lessiy, "but those letters inside your
hat are they your initiates' j
Tin. o.o: ' man start d and colored.
au algebra problem, aren't
thevS" thuevieve persisted
Apparently the young man wished to
show her that she was not the only
person who could assume au air of
hauteur. "The peculiarity of my
name," said the owner of the panama,
l.H.king over Genevieve's head, "is a
misfortune in which the general pub-lic"-
"The reason I asked." interrupted
Genevieve, "is because I never heard
of but one person whose initials were
X. V. ... and he was one of my cous
in's dearest friends."
The owner of the panama no longer
look, d haughty. Instead his expres
sion suggested blissful incredulity.
"?Ii name began," Genevieve con
tinued, blushing under the young
man's gaze, "with Xavier."
"Vourg," prompted the other delight
edly. "Zimmerman." Genevieve concluded,
and she looked about her. "Isn't there
an unoccupied chair? Oh. yes:"
The young man brought it and seat
id himself beside her. "I've always
hated my name." he said meditative
!v. "It's a mixture of Trench and
linglish and German, of the prosaic
and the ser.f iniental. It's fairly gro
tesque and indefensible from any
standpoint. I've seriously contemplat
ed having it changed by an act of the
legislature. I'.ut from this day on I'll
lin.l no more fault with it. When you
saw those letters X. Y. Z., of course
vou knew there couldn't be but one of
"I blame myself for waiting for
that." said Genevieve demurely, "since
I've seen your photograph at my cous
in's, a number of photographs indeed."
Mr. Zimmerman drew a long breath.
"And I was wondering why your face
seemed so familiar." He made a mo
tion toward an inside pocket, but then
checked himself, reflecting that per
haps it would be wiser to wait a little
for that. Hut by the middle of the
next ft renoon he felt it safe Jo exhib
it the little kodak picture .Mm had
given him-a picture of Genevieve
v.iili a tennis racket over her shoulder
and her hair lutllcd by the hroer.e.
Genevieve pouted. "If he v ere go
ing to jiive you any." she said, "he
might have chosen one that that llat
tered n:e more."
The sea voyage from Haltiinore to
r.oston. though not a long one, af
fords considerable upper! unity for
progress in acquaintance. Mr. X. Y.
Zimmerman might be suggestive of an
algebraic problem, but in that case no
one of his fellow passengers was in
doubt as to the tinal solution.
The Psychology of Crowds.
There is a justification for a preven
tive cci.s' rship in the peculiar nature
of the crowd. Collective psychology,
or the psychology of crowds (mainly
investigated so far by French and Ital
ian inquirers!, is a stu.ly si ill in its
infancy. A completely satisfactory ex
planation of the peculiarities of the
crowd is t:ot yet forthcoming. I'ut
those po. uli arities are matters of com
T'riefiy. a crowd is a new entity, dif
fering in mind and will from l!:e in
dividuals who ooni7!os it. Its intel
lectual pitch is lowered, its emotional
plo-h raised. ft takes on something
of the characteristics of a hypnotized
"subject." It tends to be irrational,
excitable, lacking in self control. Many
1'ronchinen under "the terror,
and humane as individuals, made up
crowds guilty of horrible atrocities.
Juo::t iei;ed afterward, they could not
account fer their notions. Some inex
plicable change had taken place in
them, and that inexplicable something
was the peculiar inllucnce of the
it'.dieneo has the peculiar
j psychology of t lie crowd. An oilei
plav performed before it has an en
I";lv per.ormei! oeioie o n.n .iiM MHM--
Ufrcrent cfH-et rivn Ihai wmcn me
plav would have if read separately and
I r ..i.. , ,.1. i,,.i;.-;.1n..l Tho
j ; I : : o -1 i v 1 1 , , , , , , ...
crowd is the real controlling factor in
. '""-' maiu..-.. ... ";;'
tage Cen; r.- !np Commi siou.
Dews all the time TIIE
renew the life forces.
Mill a wmk
i Humor and
d Philosophy y
A Vr DVACAf M. SMITH ' X
! T IFE might be one grand Bweet onff
if a woman could have a ch;irg
! nra,,mr without ever bavins her hu-
banrs attentIon called to the same.
It is hard to always tell the differ
ence bet-ween good and evil and some
times not wholly profitable.
For a flier in wheat you do not need,
Wright brothers' latest.
Don't try to do
too much nor t
A mnn'8 Idea
of a good dinner
is a idinple little
affair thot tic
kles all of hU
and requires only
five minutes of
his wife's time to
The, size of a
man's bank ac
count may , bear
no rekttion to tho
sound of hi
There may le pome things that
money can't buy. but no woman.knowa
the shop that kecjw them.
It is too bad thata man's soul mat
can't also be his Kole mate.
Marvelous is -tjie optimist who can
pay alimony cheerfully.
I An not en re for lo;ifi;iB.
To work I un Inclined
If Uist the situation
To null rn; 1 coul'l find
To he ii pjilur ornament
Or something of that kind.
I tlilnk th.it 1 could till It
Vii hout a hit or aid
And hnvM my work unequaled
And Mrfctly up to uraile.
Ami. oil. I would enjoy tt.
Just workuis at that trade!
Aa I o remuneration.
Most anything would do.
Of eoiir.su It should he ample,
Knouiih lo -e ino through.
Th presidential w.iRes
I'd gladly cut In two.
A to the hours of lalor.
Tbey should not !o too Ionic.
Th work would le inrve racking.
And I'm not very Ftroni;.
Just mnk it half th? evening.
And 1 could i;ct along.
If such a job wero ofTrred
I'd Jump at It fo pnck
That !t would jar my molan.
And. oh, how 1 would Bticlt! ,
I'd ta!; it In a minute
VV'lt'iout a fclnnle kick.
"She Is going to marry a man with
"Has she money?"
"I'rospocts of nn inheritance?'
"Why is he marrying her?"
"He fell in love with her."
"He wants tn be careful or they will
throw him out of the dukes' union."
"Who v.as It discovered the law of
"Newton. I believe."
"Mavbo so. but that bunch I was
teliing jokes to in the uj"king car hnd
absorbed iu if tUrj' Avetv'U t tke orlj;-
j iii.il discoverers."
"Got any forty , league boots
"Sure thing." replied the enterpris
ing storekeeper, "and it is lucky you
oslled. This is bargain day. and they
ure marked down to thirty-nine."
To find out which was really thre
Ami loam whose talo was phony
Wo nilht consult a polar bear
And Kft his testimony.
I'erh ips Hie lienr would write a book
'iOn l'tary and on Dr. Cook.
decorated the Town.
"I nm predicting that Harry
make his mark-!"
"He has done so already."
"Yes, with red paint."
"The typewriter is almost' uman.
"Yes; j-ou have to buy it a new rih
lion every onco in awhile to keep it In
"She called you a dog."
"I wish I were."
"How ahsurd! WhyT
"I know to whom I'd give hydro
phobia." Often the Case.
"lie is such a handy man."
"I had noticed him puttering about."
"He can make anything."
"Anything but a living."
"Why not Lave some sense
"I didn't want to make you Jealous."
Absent Treatment Needed.
"Do yon really like to work?"
"Indeed I do."
"Goodness! Can't you take ome
Wng for It"