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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1007.
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I TR APE S ("I""? C 0 UNCIL
Thursday, July 11, 1907.
defeaters of the law ami mockers of
its majesty." Ho attributes this to t'i
fact that t lie typical modem lawyer is
addicted to quibbling, trickery aul
technicality, and cares nothing about
justice, the merits of the case, or the
real issues. He thinks it altogether
proper to confuse the court and get
"reversible error" into the record by
hook or crook. He prepares snared
and pitfalls for the judge, and rejoices
when the efforts are successful. He
stretches statutes and solemnly argues
for interpretations that he knows to
bo preposterous. He defeats hone-it
claims, regardless of all moral consid
erations so long as some loophole fo
the rascally climt can be discovered.
He deceives legislators into putting
jokers into bills and then goes into
court to invalidate the acts fashionol
by himself with an air of innocence
and good faith. He takes advantage
of the failure of a plaint i IT to ohserv.;
the most technical and obscure rules
of practice. He will "get off" crimi
nals and turn them loose in the com
munity on the most trivial and lran-
so on. to tin
get cold feet.
often tile quickest to
The Honorable Jesse fj rant is said
to be something of a smoker himself.
Something strenuous is brewing. The
president has been silent a whole
Mayor Rchmitz "sassed" the couri
but he won't be so gay with the war
The ardor of Uock IslandY,
spirit has not been dampened
What is a democrat? The answer i
eas.y. A democrat is always right and
One of Russia's scientists claims I
have discovered how human life may
be prolonged. Wonder what there is
in it beyond getting out of Russia.
Chicago threatens to build a real
subway. It is sore over the allega
tions that it already lias too many
subways not acknowledged among the
A well known physician points out
the beneficial effects sure to result from
walking to work. Hut the Washington
Post is thinly persuaded that I he ma
jority will continue to look forward to
the pleasure of walking the other way.
leader and its leader m tans eo osm j
for this special privilege ana to vote
for "equal rights for all." Tins is de
parent pretexts. And
end of the indictment.
Mr. Hill gives a number of striking
illustrations, especially from criminr!
practice, to illustrate his charges. For
xaniple. a burglar who had robbed a
railway station and killed a constable
was once saved from conviction on :.
charge of murder in the first degree by
the point that the statute in regard :o
humlarv was so worded as not 1 1
cover railway stations. , and that the
constable had been guilty of trying to
make an illegal arrest in interfering
with the burglar.
Only lawyers can so well expose ' -
gal chicane and artful dodging, ami il
is to lie hoped that Mr. Hill's examp!
will be wide ly followed by other con
scientious members of the profession.
As he savs. lawyers should see them-
n ritii(.r oi them ' w- ramous uooks uive valuable in-
formation About Corn Starch as a
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I ( 1111 lin M t i V .1 T i.iiv llfill 11 i v. .a ft ll.
a ki oi .n v ("i 'il iiou was . . ...
i ize now great is the virtue ol corn
given m -ev lorii ny lammany. mjan Ptaiou as a iui in P00king and bak-
wns asked to attend, but, being unable ing. Alice Cary Waterman and Jan t
to do so. sent the following message: M. Hill, the famous culinary expert .
"I trust your celebration will increase have made a special study of thi.
the enthusiasm of the New York democ- phrase of cookery, with results that
He Is Child, Fanatic and Emotional
Savage All In One.
lie is a bundle of contradictious, and,
measured by American standards, be is
a bedlamite, straight from topsy turvy
land. He may be a Chesterfield and
a cheerful liar one minute and a red
Indian the next n sycophant and a
welsh er today and a Napoleon tomor
row. We westerners have been taught to
regard the little Jap as an amusing
and precocious child given to obstruct
ing sidewalk traffic with his polite con
tests in kowtowing, to suspending from
the branches of the cherry tree his
dainty poems addressed to bis friends
and to dawdling for hours over the cer
emonial tea, and when we see him un
der the tent flap, bowing and laughing
and playing checkers, he seems a vel
vet pawed kitten iu khaki. And yet
you and I have seen him in battle a
ramping, raging tiger, greedy of Slav
bayonets and afterward dragging him
self to the field hospital, shot to rags,
uuwhimpering, a mere bull hide wrap
ped around a will.
We never know a character until we
have seen it put to the test under
stress least of all the combination of
sphinx and Janus known as the Jap
anese. So studied, the embattled brown
boy strikes me as a strange compouuJ
of Little Lord I'auutleroy, Peter the
Hermit and Sitting Hull child, fanatic
and emotionless savage, all in one.--
COOKING HINTS BY EXPERTS.
Of course, we all understand that
our battleship lleet is going to the Pa
cific just to see if the water there is
of a different color from that of the
Atlantic. Hut what business is it of
the Japs if the lleet is sent to the Pa
cific? The Japs don't own the Pacific.
adoption ir names
The cities of Des Moines
kane are now attempting tin
of sifuie means of haying th
coriectly pronounced. It will be re
ninnhercd that the city of Joliet soni-
years ago engaged in a similar under
taking but the people went right in
using their own pronunciation just the
racy and direct attention to the fact
that the economic questions before the
country, the trust question and tariff
question and the railroad question, all
involve the same issue, namely, wheth
er the government shall lie administer
ed in the interest of a few favorites or
in behalf of the whole peop'.e? Other
questions will enter into the campaign,
but these questions emphasize the im
portance of applying to the govern
ment the Jeffersoniau doctrine of 'equal
rights to all and special privileges to
There's the democratic position in a
nutshell. Along these lines democracy
Lis lo.ighi and will light. Bryan is the
foremi.st exponent of these democratic
ideas. "The trust question, the tariff
question and the railroad question all
involve the same issue, namely, whether
the government shall be administered
in the interest of a few favorites or in
ehalf of the whole people." Turn that
over in your minds, voters. Jeflerson-
in democracy's great fight is ene of
principle a fight to let the government
ntrol the trusts instead of the trusts
control ing the government and delving
the courts and the law. It is democra
cy s purpose with Hrynn as lis present
Chicago hatters declare that the
men of that city require bigger hals
than they used to. James li. Forg.vt,
piesident of the First National ban1:,
wears, a T-i hat, and one man win
comes to t lucago lor his headgear.
K. C. Hegler. of La Salle. 111., wears
an ''( i hero constantly are5 nior"
inquiries for the big sizes, the nverag
now being IV, while three years ag
it was 7. Western heads are large
than eastern ones, say the hatters,
fact which Sir James Harr of Englan
declares has a relation to the tneiif:
powers of the wearers.
Admiral Hob' Evans, known as. "Fight
ing Hob," and deservedly termed one
of the bravest of the brave of the Amer
ican navy, met Admiral Haron Gonbey
Yamamoto, lormer Japanese minister
of marine, on his arrival in New York
yesterday, and the two great sea fight
ers spent several hours in enjoyable
social intercourse. At the close of the
interview Hob Evans said with eharac
teristio emphasis, "We fought out the
whole war and ended it right there
me oniy snots that were tired came
from the cameras. The admiral and I
are friends of years standing."
A Liwyer on Legal Ktliii-N.
Chicago Record-Herald. Some tin
ago Governor Hughes, of New York
raised a standard for lawyers thi't
might be considered rather high fo
every-day humanity. He declared tha
no case should lie taken against, tin
public Interest. Rut if that be conns
of perfection, the article of Frederic
Trevor Hill, a New York lawyer an 1
author of note, in the current Put
nam's on legal trickery and the disre
pute into which the profession is falling
certainly demands nothing heroic of
the average lawyer. It only asks him
to refrain from twisting and torturin
the law In the interest of clients who
do not deserve success. It asks him
to be decently scrupulous and hones
Mr. Hill does not hesitate to sav
that "lawyers are coining to be look:;
upon by fair and broad-minded men as
are not only interesting but surprt
as is well known, quality in corn
starch is an all important conside.-
ation, and the two cooks found Kin.-.s
ford's Oswego Corn Starch to be tlv
best for every purpose. For example
the use of this corn starch in biv.i 1
results in a line grain and delicior
flavor, with a crust unusually L'ndci
The experts found also that it groa'5
improves the consistency of soup,
gravies and sauces, gives jellies
pleasing firmness for moulding, makes
pastries more ib licate, and so on
through many helpful uses.
With a view to giving housewives
everywhere the lull benefit of this in
vestigation, the National Starch com
pany, successors to the old firm of T
Kingston! & Son. Oswego. N. Y hay;1
embodied the results in book form.
which they are now distributing gri
uitously among applicants.
This book is unique in every rosptv
containing not only a great many ori
inal receipts but a carefully arrange!
list of helpfu cooking hints and sug
gestions. Tin re is little wonder that
the demand for the book is cnonnou.
for every woman interested in goo.
cooking wants a copy.
HEARST IN LEAGUE WITH HARRIMAN?
WILLIS J. ABBOT GIVES SOME FACTS
Washington. July 11. In the New
York American, and probably in other
newspapers of the Hearst syndicate.
ppeared on Wednesday of last, week
an article winch seems to nave a cer-
lin significance. When Mr. Hearst
nominated himself for mavor of New
York, he made a trade with I'.eujamin
Odell. the former governor of the
state, and at the moment, the republi-
in boss of the state. Hy this deal
Hearst's personal ambitions were to be
advanced and the republican candidates
for the legislature aided by the Hearst
It was a matter of notoriety at that
time, and nas since been a matter ot
official record that, the man back of
Od II was one K. H. Harriman. Some
time thereafter there was talk of an
understanding between Mr. Harriman
and Mr. Hearst. Mr. Hariiman con
trols the Southern Pacific railroad, be
sides manv other railroads. Mr. Hearst
has a newspaper in Snn Francisco
which for a long time fought the South
cm J'aeitic oligarchy, but latterly nas
been very silent on the subject.
It seemed incredible that Hearst, the
fearless tribune of the people, shoti'd
he allied with Harriman. but it was
not to people who know anything about
his management of his newspapers
There are no papers edited so thor
oughly with a view to the personal in
terests of their owner as the Hearst
papers; therefore such expressions of
compliment to Edward H. Harriman as
those which appeared in the New Yor'i
American last week are most signifi
cant. The most striking article on
the first page bears these headlines,
which may be somewhat condensed:
"ROADS JOIN TO FORCE
STEEL TltPST TO STOP
SELLING UNSAFE RAILS.
"Masters of 230.000 Miles of Trackage,
Aroused by Alarming Increase in
Hreakage. Appoint Committee to De
liver Practically an Ultimatum.
"HARRIMAN LEADS FIGHT
TO PREVENT WRECKS."
The article itself, after describing
how brave an act it is for anyone to
antagonize the powerful steel trust,
goes on thus:
"HARRIMAN LEADS THE REVOLT.
"E. H. Harriman, however, was too
big to be bound by any such traffic
diplomacy, ami recently he gave an or
der for ir.ii.Oiit) tons of rails to the Ten
nessee Coal ic Iron company, practic
ally the only independent plant in the
country. He did so after Mr. Krntt
schmitt, vice president of the Southern
i-aeutc, noiinea nun that -54!) rails on
ins nne nan nroKe-n in t ie month o
i i iiruary. ui these -li'.i had been in
service less than six months."
Mr. Harriman was quoted at saying
with the order:
The lives of the passengers on
the Southern Pacific are more valua
ble than the necessity for dividends on
"Mr. I Iarriman's example lias st rength
ened the hands tf the American Rail
way association, which, through its
committee, intends to make a finish
light. Every railway executive of any
importance in the country lias been
consulted on the subject and promised
to sustain the committee and the as
When the picturesque and usual!
somewhat hysterical language of the
introduction is ended, the reader finds
that Edward II. Harriman is given
nearly a column to tell of the sins of
the steel trust and how nobly lie is op
If the Hearst newspapers were run
today as newspapers, instead of as po
lilical leaflets, the Harriman interview
would he what is called "good stuff."
As a matter of fact, it is interesting.
I A J t ' 1 . a
mil me manner in wmcn tne story is
handled indicates only too clearlv to
The meeting was to bear of efforts
being made In the cause of prison re
form. Among those who were to speak
was Julia Kennard, a lady who had
been convicted of killing her uncle
with n hatchet and bad serveel twelve
years in prison. When the speakers
came on to the platform, 1 picked her
out at ouctr by the line's of suffering on
her face. I watched her closely, ques
tioning myself as to lier bearing if
guilty. If innocent, she gave im clew.
She did not assume a brazen look or
wear either a guilty or a penitent one.
She changed her position often, as
though it were an effort for her to
fae'e so many upturned faces. Could
she do so at all, especially on a num
ber of occasions, if she were a mur.
deress? I did not believe she could.
When she rose to spc-ak, she looked
out upon her audience much as any
other woman would who had spoken
before from the rostrum. Few women
inel comparatively few men can make
an address, especially an extemporane
ous one. Miss Kennard spoke sl.wly, I
distinctly, every word expressing that
which it was inteneled to express, and
what she said was of interest. Her
voice was feminine, melodious and did
not impress mo unpleasantly, as the
voices of women public sjienkers usual-!
ly do. On the contrary, it won me.
She was evidently a worker in the'
cause or prison reform and gave re
sults of her labors interspersed with a
few brief experiences of her own pris
on career. She did not reter to her
guilt or innocence or blame any one
for what she .had suffered. When she
came to the close of her address, sue
said that she could not have faced us
bad she not felt that we were her
friends. She had already won my'
sympathy. This last statement appeal
ed to my reason. A guilty woman
could not have sixikeu those words as
she spoke them. I
I went home and to bed, but not to
sleep. That sad face was before me. '
1 heard the sympathetic voice. A pris
on has always been a horror to me. and
my mind was lilliil with pictures of,
this delicate woman stripped of the
habiliments of refinement ami clothed
in prison garfc her wealth of hair cut.
and, thus degraded, thrust mercilessly
into a cell.
My resolution was taken. I must see
Miss Kennard. must speak with her,
know her. I found no trouble in mak
ing her acquaintance. She knew a
number of people ptv;:i!.".ent in the
work of prison reform, and I was in
troduced to her by one of these. I
made an effort to establish between her
and me such a friendship, intimacy
call it love, if y on will -that might
have existed hail it n t been for her
conviction of crime, her imprisonment.
I signally failed. She was a tiling
apart. All of an ordinary life for her
had been lived bci'.ire she had been
held up to the' world as accused of a j
criminal act. Rut one interest had
any hold upon her the amelioration of j
the condition of prisoners. She never J
spoke of her own case except in rela- j
tlon to this object. I waited to hear;
her mention some Incident that tended J
to show her innocence, but no refer
ence to the justice or injustice, of her
conviction ever ciime from her lips.
One day I said to her:
"Let me hear frem your own lips
that a great mistake was maele lu your
case; that you were inuoccnt of the
charge of which, you were convicted."
She li Miked at me with a singular ex
presshn, an expression of negation.
There was no sorrow in it more than
the habitual sorrow that always clung
to her. And she said:
"Would you know any more than you
"Not by reason; by confidence."
"A confidence dead as soon as born.
No; wero it possible for you to have
that confidence you would never have
asked me to speak the words. If I
could Inspire you with contide'iice to
day, tomorrow you would lie consider
ing the pros and cons in my case,
whether thi or that act of mine de
noted guilt or innocence. There Is but
one secret I cannot impart to tin Indi
vidual or to the world the see-ret you
have iisked of me."
I left her with, it seemed, an ley
hand gripping at my he-art. I burned
to convince myself, the world, that she
was a wronged woman. If I could
not, it seemed that I would go mad.
Then I would sav. "Why, even cenild
I do this 1 coulel not remove the stain,
the notoriety, the brand of felony."
Then I made up my mind that I
must choose a path that should not
again cross hers. A lover debarred, bis
love may tell It and the reason why be
must resign the object of IL What
was there for me to tell? Ivc? How
can there be love without iierfeet con
fidence? My reasons? What reason
that she did not know? I loved, yet
could not love her. I could love an
other man's wife and If necessary fight
for her make a criminal of myself for
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foundation in fact, and is probably
complete. The famous "trust buster'
and the trust organizer seem to have
WILLIS J. AI5BOT.
A Memorable Day.
One of the days we remember witl
pleasure, as well as with profit to o-n
health, is the one on which we becamr
acquainted with Dr. King's New Lif
Pills, tho painless purifiers that curt
headache and biliousness, and keep tlw
Dowels right, 25c at w. T. Hartz. drur
store, 301 Twentieth street.
But this woman on whose life a seal
had been set how coulel I love her?
And yet there were times w hen I fear
ed for ray reason because I could not.
Without adieu or farewell I ceased
to visit her. I changed my residence.
It seems that I have leen touched by
a leper and nm set apart where I can
Infect no one. In another case even
this might be a bond between us, but
there can be no bond with one who,
even white as the driven Bnow, has
Whatever she has lieen, innocent or
guilty, she is now an angel of mercy.
ELBERT O. BENTLEY.
In our temporary quarters on the
Fourth Floor of the Peoples Na
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but we are now turning out work
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II. E. CASTEEL,
L. D. MUDGE,
II. B. SIMMON.
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAJ'IXGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
nlln! Stork, SIOO.QOO. Font Per ( rut Intrrrnt I'ald Drpoalta.
C. J. Larkiii, IL D. Mack, II. II. Cleaveland,
J. J. LaVelle, John Schafer, Mary E. Robinson.
H. K. Casteel, M. S. Ileagy, E. D. Sweeney,
I. D. Mudge. II. B. Simmon, II. W. Tremann.
TRUST DEPARTMENT. '
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from th banking business of the com
pany. We act ns exwutor of and trustees umier Wills. Administrator,
liuardi.in and Conservator of Kstates.
KecHvcr and Assipne of Insolvent Estates. General Financial Agent
for Non-Residents, Women, Invalids, and others.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS RANK,
ROCK ISLOND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, PresidenL
II. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
R. R. Cable,
William H. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
II. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson & Hurst.