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THE ARGUS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1909.
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COMPANY TO BE
Militia Must Meet Require
ments of Dick Bill by
First of Year.
ARE NOW ONLY 38 MEMBERS
Soldiers Inspected by Major J. W.
Reig. Commander of Sec
Company -A of the niinols National
Guard was inspected last evenine bv
Major J. W. Relg, commander of the
secxffm battalion of the 6th reciment
of which, the local company is a part.
ine inspection was satisfactory in
most very detail and the major ox
pressed a belief that Company A has,
on account of the olass of young men
who make it p, a better chance of
Diuiaing up and becoming one of the
best companies In the state than any
other organization la the national
guard at present.
In a brief sDeech. after the insDectlon
he advised the company of the fact
wiat It will have to be recruited un
the strength required by the "Dick
bill" by Jan. 1. This means that there.
will navo to be a minimum of 68 men
on tho roster. At present there ar
38 and at least 20 recruits will have
to be taken In by the first of the year,
rne "Dick bill," which was passed
several years ago,, puts the militia of
the various states under the control
of the federal government and assures
them of complete equipment, such as
Is given to the regular army. In case
a company cannot recruit itself ud to
the required number it is very llke'.y
that it will be mustered out of the
To Boatla for- Member.
In his talk to the members of the
company Major Reig suggested that a
membership campaign be inaugurated
under the following plan: The com
pany is to be divided into three parts
and each part -will aim to secure the
largest number of recruits. The two
sections which lose in the competition
are to pay for a dinner for the whole
company when the contest closes. Tho
suggestion met with the approval of
the company and next Monday even
ing the leaders of the three divisious
will be announced by Captain' E. H
Dunavin and they will be permitted to
choose in turn and fill up their divi
slons from the present strength of the
Election la Ordered.
An order from the acting adjutant
general of the state was read last
evening: It colls for an election of
first lieutenant in Company A to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Walter E. Hart. who resigned sev
eral months ago on account of being
out of the state the greater part of hi3
time and not being able to fulfill his
duties to the company. The election
of his successor will take place next
Monday evening. Captain Dunavin
will preside at the meeting and see
that it is done under the rules laid
down by the military code of the state.
FIRST TO SHAWMUT CAR
Is Declared Winner of New York-to-J
New Tork. Nov. 2. Based on affi
davits and statements made by the
Shawmut Motor company of Ston
ham, Mass., entrance of the Shawmut
car in the New York to Seattle race
last June, the Ford car. No. 2, which
finished first In the contest, has bcin
disqualified, and first place awarded
to the Shawmut car.
The action was taken by the con
test board of the Automobile Club of
America Thursday and yesterday the
cash for first prize, $2,O00, was seat
to the eastern firm.
There were several allegations in
the protest against the Ford car, but
the one on which the board acted was
that the stamped engine had been
changed at Copley, Ohio.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN WARM
Magnates Prepare lines for Coming
Election of President.
New York, Nov. 3. National league
magnates arealready busy electioneer
ing for their annual meeting in De
cember, and a warm fight is expected
over the election Qf a president.
Garry Herrmann of the Cincinnati
club Is eaid to be opposed to John A.
Heydler succeeding himself, and it Is
understood that he and Murphy of
Chicago and Ebbetta of Brooklyn have
another candidate in view. Pittsburg,
Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis are
believed to be firmly back of Heydler.
If the fight becomes too strong, there
Is talk that either a D. White or
James A. Hart, both close friends of
A. G. Spalding, may be named as a
Lake Quits Red So "
Boston. Mass.. Nov. 2. The an
nouncement was made last night that
Fred Lake had resigned his position
as mannrnr nf the Boston American
league baseball team and that Presi
dent John I. Taylor of the club Is
seeking a new manager. At a confer
ence yesterday Managor Lake and
President Taylor failed to agree on
Lake's salary for next season, with
the result that the resignation fol
lowed. "Four Flushing' Says Game.
Baltimore, Nov. 2. Joe Gans, for-
Ayer'a Sarsaparilia is a tonic. It does
not stimulate- It tinea not make von
feel better one day. then s bad as ever
iL . at. a, mm a.
iuc next, mere is not a arop ox aiconoi
n li. rou cave tne steady, even jam
that comes from a strenz tonic. Ask
your aoctcr ait about this.
mer lightweight champion of the
world, does not think that Jeffries and
Johnson are sincere in their talk of
meeting. In an interview Joe said
that he was confident that both are
"four flushing" In order to get a few
dollars from the public. He believes
that there will be some plausible
hitch in the near future and that the
fight will be called off some time this
filOLINE CHANNEL IS
Engineers Hope to Finish the Im'
provement by Next
It -the weather remains favorable a
month longer, the United States en
gineers are hopeful of succeeding in
carrying out their plans to open up
the Mollne channel next spring. Tho
work la now being carried on with all
possible speed, two dredges, two
steamboats and a drill boat being en
gaged In the work. The work has pro
gressed three-quarters of the distance
to the end of the dam, and the engin
eers hope to reach the head of the
dam within a month, the weather per
mitting. The object la to complete one-half
the stipulated width of the channel
this season in order to open it for
steamers next spring with the open
ing of river navigation. The project
calls for a 250-foot channel wltn a
depth of six feet at low water from the
lock to the head of the dam. The
channel, which is through solid rock,
has been practically cut through the
entire distance, the work now being
done consisting mainly of cleaning up.
ST. LOUIS GETS POWER
Electricity Will Be Transmitted 140
3Iiles from Keokuk Plant.
St Louis, Nov. 2. That the local
utilities companies are to be furnished
electric power from Keokuk where a
dam is being built in the Mississippi
river, became definitely known when
It was discovered that tho Laclede
Gas company has an lronbound con
tract with the North American com
pany to furnish, it electricity for light
ing purposes. The Keokuk plant is to
be built by the Mississippi River
Power Distributing company whose
stock is owned, it. is said, by the North
American company. The plans of tho
company, according to tho statements
mado by various business men here,
Is to be completed in 1912, and a trans
forming station here to change the
current for the various purposes for
which it will be used.
St. Louis street cars and lights will
be operated by power transmitted pvsr
tne conductors of the new company.
Keokuk is 130 miles north of St. Louis.
WEST POINT QUITS SEASON
Army Football Team Cancels Sched
ule, But Navy Contlues.
West Point, N. Y., Nov. 2. It was
officially announced yesterday at tho
academy that West Point will play no
more football games this season. Tt
13 not thought, however, that Colonel
Scott will advocate the complete aban
donment of the sport. A post-mortem
examination showed that Byrne's sec
ond and third cervical vertebra had
been fractured and the respiratory
nerves completely paralyzed.
Navy to Continue Play.
Annapolis, Md., Nov. 2. Should
West Point persist in Its stand it nat
urally follows that this year's game
between the two academies will be
called off, although it may be said that
the Navy is willing to play. Neither
the death of Cadet Byrne nor the In-
Jury to Midshipman Wilson in a game
here two weeks ago will, It Is said.
have any effect upon the continuance
of the game at the Naval academy.
LANGFORD SEEKS BACKER
Boston Nejrro Wants $ 10,000 to Com
ply With Johnson's Demand.
New York, Nov. 2. Sam Langford,
the Boston negro pugilist, is seeking
a backer with $10,000 to comply with
Jack Johnson's demand that he de
posit that amount before Johnson will
consider a fight with him. Although
Johnson demanded only a $3,000 for
feit from Jeffries, Langford Is not dis
couraged, but declared he will find the
backer and that he will whip Johnson
before the date of the Jeffries fight.
Jimmy Collins to Manage Providence,
Providence, R. I., Nov. 2. When
the Grays take the field next season in
their annual endeavor to draw down
the Eastern league Gonfalon, James J.
Collins, former manager of the Boston
Americans and last year at the helm
In Minneapolis, will have charge of the
Joe Scott, the former Islander
twirler, was in the city yesterday to
Bee his old friends here of whom he
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WITH THE ESKIMOS
Rasmussen, Defender of Cook
Lived for Years in Frozen
AUTHOR OF POLAR BOOK
Went to Greenland in 1002 to Study
Racial History of the Green
landers. Knud Rasmnssen, tne Danish ex
plorer, now at Julianehaab, Greenland,
who defends Dr. Frederick A. Cook'i
claim as to the discovery of the north
pole, was a member of the Danish lit
erary expedition which left Copenha
gen early in 1902 and spent two yeara
among the Eskimos in Greenland.
Rasmussen's assertions oC bis belief
in Cook's story after talks with Eski
mos familiar with Cook's exploits-have
materially strengthened the Brooklyn
doctor's position In various circles
which have shown an Inclination
doubt parts of his narrative.
Rasmnssen spent the two years he
was in Greenland on the stated occa
slon in studying the racial history of
The other principals of the expedi
tion were L. Mylius Ericbsen and
Count Harald Moltke. Organized orig
Inally as a private enterprise, the ob
Jects were deemed of such Importance
from a geographical and ethnological
point of view that the total expenses
of the expedition were assumed by "the
Went to Cape York.
The expedition arrived In Greenland
in June, 1302. It left Upernavik for
Cape York in March, 1903, spending
nearly ten months among the polar Es
kimos, and left for the south again In
June, 1904, breaking Its journey by a
stop In west Greenland and returning
to Copenhagen In September, 1904.
In August, 1900, Rasmnssen left Co
penhagen for Greenland, intending to
be gone six years to complete hia re
searches Into the ethnological and so
cial habits of the Eskimos, the tour, as
originally planned, to cover the entire
north coast of North America as far as
For this work Rasmnssen Is peculiar
ly fitted, as he is part Eskimo himself.
Ilia mother is a south Greenland Eski
mo. His father is Christian Rasmus
sen, a Danish clergyman, who spent
over twenty years as a missionary
among the natives of southwest Green
land. At the age of fourteen Knud
Rasmnssen went to Denmark with his
parents and entered the University of
Copenhagen, from which he was grad
uated with honors.
Thraa Branches of -Raoe.
The results of hi3 early association
with his kinsfolk, supplemented by his
more mature studies of 1902 and 1903,
were published in Danish under the
titles of "The New People" and "The
Lash of the North Wind." They were
translated into English in 1908 and
published under the title of "People of
the Polar North." The book deals with
three distinct Eskimo branches which
comprise the population of Greenland
first, the west Greenlanders, beiDg
the civilized and Christianized inhab
itants of west and southwest Green
land; second, the east Greenlanders,
being the former inhabitants of the
southeast coast, row practically de
serted except in one area on the east
coast known as Angmagsslik, and.
third, the polar Eskimos.
In this record of tie lives of the most
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northerly dwelling people of the world,
comprising the nomadic groups be
tween the degrees of 76 and 78 north
latitude, are embraced their legends.
religious beliefs and fables everything.
in fact, connected with their folklore
and their present views of life. In the
preface to his book Rasmnssen says:
"When I was a child I used often "to
hear an old Greenlandic woman tell
how, far away north, at the end of the
world, there lived a people who dressed
in bearskins and ate raw flesh. Their
country was always shut in by ice, and
the daylight never reached over the
tops of their high fjelds (mountains).
hiever wished to go there must
travel with the south wind, right up
to the lord of the wild north gales,
Even before I knew what traveling
meant I determined that one day I
would go and find these people."
"The Eskimos,' he says, "are much
like animals. The men love their
wives, but when the fancy takes them
they maltreat them in a manner that
we civilized men would consider bru
tal. -TJut,' say the Eskimos, If affec
tion is to be kept alive the women
must feel occasionally that the man is
Even the presence of a civilized man
who had Eskimo blood in his veins
aroused the suspicions of the south
east Greenlanders.' All sorts of ru
mors, he says, were circulated about
bis coming, "chiefly hawked about by
old Christian women whose tongues re.
quired a little exercise." To win their
confidence Rasmnssen adopted the
policy of asking no questions for ar
number of days.
"Thus," he says, "I succeeded at
length in winning the confidence of the
people, and during my life with them
they gave me descriptions of the events
that had been mainly responsible for
their determination to migrate to the
west coast and their resultant conver
sion to Christianity."
PAUL JONES' PROMISE.
Our Great Naval Hero and tKs Duch
ess of Chart r.
The Duchess of Chartres was an en
thusiast in the cause of Americas lib
erty and a warm friend of its great
naval champion,. Paul Jones, whom
she nicknamed the "Untitled Knight
of the Sea." The duchess was a royal
princess and a vsry great lady, and
Captain Jones was a sailor, self edu
cated and the son of a Scotch garden
er, but In the exchange of gifts and
compliments which, according to the
custom of the day in France attended
their friendship, he was not to be out
At a luncheon which she gave Just
before be sailed from Francs In the
Ranger on that famous cruise of his
which carried the war to the very
shore of Britain it was the good for
tune of Paul Jones to share in a con
versation touching a French naval en
gagement In which the grandfather of
the duchess bad borne a conspicuous
part and to defend and explain his
maneuvers on that occasion, showing
knowledge of every ship and every
captain engaged and winning on the
spot the ardent personal adherence of
Mmc, ds Chartres.
At the close of the feasLshe present
ed blm a. valuable watch which had
been her grandfather's. Taken by sur
prise, the American captain neverthe
less accepted it with a grace that
charmed the courtly company, promis
ing that In return, if fortune favored
hlra, he would some day "lay an Eng
lish frigate at her feet."
It was a daring boast, but In A. C
Bueirs biography of Paul Jones It is
related how he kept it. Within two
years occurred the marvelous . victory
of the BoQhomms Richard over the
Serapls. concerning which ths victor
wrote the duchess a Utter. endlni
The enemy surrendered at thlrtr-flre
minutes past 10 p. m. by your watch,
which I consult only to fix the moment
That was a phrase to delight a no-
lety that reveled in pretty phrases.
na ine aucness .was amply satisfied.
Whea Paul Jones. reached. Paris she
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It is-an impossibility to burn ooal in a furnace and
not bavo the furniture, draperies and in fact everything in
the house covered with dust black, greasy dirt.
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Burn-our JOKi: this winter $5 a ton lump on our
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gave a grand .banquet In his honor.
Just before It ended he reminded her
of her gift sod, Ms ipromise. A serva nt
was sent to bo) room and returned
with a long leather case, which the
duohess took amid the exclamations
and eager curiosity of the company.
"Tour royal highness perceives the
Impossibility of keeping my promise
In kind," explained the knight of the
sea, smiling. "The English frigate
proved to be m forty-four on two
decks, and she Is cow- at Lorlent with
French colons flying. The best 2 can
do toward keeping my word of two
years ago Is to place la your dainty,
hands the sword of (he brave oCJcer
w ha commanded her. X have the hon
or to surrender to he lovefi est f wom
en the sword surrendered to me by
one of the bravest of men the sword
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