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THE AHOTJS. MONDAY.' SEPTEMBER 0. 1009.
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i'iV, "5 Monday, September 6, 190.
Dr. Cook's lecture itinerary is not
Dr. "Cook will be soon as widely
known as Christopher Columbus.
Hetty Green's son has bought an
aeroplane for agricultural purposes.
This is Labor's great day, acknowl-1
elged and so proclaimed by state and j
A Kansas mother oi io cniinreu u
boasts that she never had an incuba-1
tor in the house. I
It has Just been discovered that the I
bubonic plague is being spread on thelspect for human nature. Eccles' name
Pacific coast by park squirrels.
. President Taft. favors woman's
suffrage with an if in which case
made and. provided it is a big Mil?
word.. ' '
But a lot of skeptics will refuse to j
believe that Dr. Cook really found the I
north pole unless he brings a section j
of it home with him properly certified. I
The St. Louis police commissioners j
are trying to make tne ponce staim.i i
more home-like. Are they expecting a j
nrolie that is likelv to make the sta-
tion the home of some of the "high
- The Paris newspapers are extremely
skeptical over the discovery of the
north pole by a "Yankee." They were
sinni" bv the Paris edition of a
New York newspaper. Their "skepti
cism" is obviously keen.
The handsomest adjunct to the farm.
despite all other improved machinery,
is a healthy, able-bodied boy. He does
as much as a man; stands for all sorts
of libes and sneers; uses all the bro
ken tools, and does the chores on Sun
.The- Minnesota game commission
comes out with the, statement that a
large proportion of the Alaskan salmon
marketed throughout the country is
nothing but the despised German carp.
with a little pink coloring and a flashy
label added. Once more is Ves Bart-
lett vindicated. i
. The Maconib republican convention
representing by its delegates 50,000
voters of the Fourth judicial district
refused, though it balloted 200 times,
to nominate Milton McCIure candidate
for judge o the supreme court. He
was nominated Thursday at a private
caucus by 13 republican politicians.
And by this coterie of politicians Mr.
McCIure is handed to republican .vot
ers as their candidate with the Berry-
Education In the South.
From a table which it prints show
ing the amount of money which is' be
ing appropriated for higher education
in the southern states the Journal of
Education draws cheering thoughts.
Twelve states gave last year $:5,00',-
000 to state universities, agricultural
and mechanical colleges and to col
leges for the higher education of wo
Three million dollars distributed
among 12 states may not seem a very
large sum to persons used to the great
"amounts contributed for education in
the north. But it sjfould be borne in
mind that the south has not our wealth
and that three millions represents vast
ly more to the southern givers than!
manr-times the monev would to states I
like Pennsylvania," New York, and Ilh
nofs, for instance.
- It is a distinct stride forward which
-the south has taken in showing a read
iness to encourage higher education.
It is one more sign that, the war is be
ing recovered from, and that the coun
try below Mason and Dixon's line is
ready to take its place in the front
ranks of advancing civilization.
'McCIure) is Horry's Candidate.
. Strong suspicion has , become cer-
. taint y.
Milton E. McCIure, who was nomin
ated by the committee of IS for judge
or the supreme court, is a Berry-De-
luiiviiicinjr nroot is tracer! to
Before the republican convention at
Aiacomb McCIure said to friends- ril
am "bound to win because I am De
neen's candidate." McCIure failed to
get the nomination in the convention
He could not get enough votes,
'i . But O. F.; Berry is astute.
The nomination of Mack took the
matter,away-from the convention. The
will of the 120 delegates, representing
4S.000 republicans of the Fourth dr.-
triet. need no longer be considered. I
Berry knew that Mack would not ac-'
cepr knew it long in advance of the
When Mack made his declination1
pulfUc, Berry had had ample time to
arrange for the frame-up with the com
The meeting of the 13 committee
men at Quincy was a mere formality.
Their private caucus showed pre
cisely what was expected and what
had been carefully planned the votes
o nominate McCIure.
. Then followed the open meeting, the
withdrawal of candidates who knew
what occurred in the caucus; then
came the "unanimous" nomination of
Mr. McCIure, the man who bad boast
ed. "I am bound to win because I am
McClure's own brother, by the way,
has been a commissioner of the south
ern Illinois penitentiary ever since
Denecn has been . governor, by the
grace and consent of Berry, of course.
Another Wirelcs. Hero.
In the wireless cage of the-Alaskan
steamship Ohio worked a greater hero
than Jack Binns, says the Brooklyn
Eagle. But poor Eccles cannot capi
talize his bravery in the amusement
business. He went down with the ship.
most of whose passengers and crew
he saved by sticking to his post and
calling for help until the rising waters
- ngmteu tne snip, tne purser, me quar-
termaster, the pilot, one steerage pas
senger, and the operator, Eccles.
It is one of those stories of instinct-
ive heroism which quickens one's re-
goes in that unending list or orave
i men, to which the fire and police serv
ices contribute so large a part, who
risk their lives in the performance of
duty without an instant's hesitation.
Duty has become a habit and they
; stick to it as unflinchingly when the
risk is fatal as when it is trifling.
The Ohio struck a rock and sank
rapidly. Eccles called for help on his
instrument so effectively that two
steamboats reached the scene in time
to pick up most of the passengers and
crew wune muy uu uuuai m
the wake of the sunken vessel. His
last message should become immortal
in the records ot bravery, n was:
Passengers all off and adrift in small
boats. Captain and crew going off in
the last boat, wailing for me now.
Good-bye. My God, I'm ."
Surely the rising waters have car
ried down no braver spirit.
THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
SPLENDID PROCRAM-OCT. 1-9
Crester Than the World's Fairs $70,
COO in Cash Premiums Season's Bij
Racers Night Horse Show Accom
modations fcr All Better Go.
There is plenty at the Illinois State
Fair this year (October 1-9) to enter
tain everybody for every one of the
nine days. It is the Greatest Fair on
Earth this year, greater than in 1J08
The exhibits far exceed the space. The
"Bay of Naples" between the street I
car tracks and Machinery Hall and the!
wonderful Dome building, has been I
rilled In "with solid clay. The space!
is gilt edge and was instantly snapped
up by farm Implement, vehicle, fence!
and windmill exhibitors who were un-1
able to secure space in the Monster
Machinery Hall and its An.iex.
The exhibit of modern farm imple
ments, vehicles and utensils Is the
most wonderful show in the country.
The Worlds Fairs at Chicago and St.
Louis did not approach the Illinois
State Fair in this line.
A Missouri farmer, from near Le-
mar, bought three pieces ot iarni
machinery at the Illinois Slate Fair in
1904, ordering shipment to be made to I
his home. "I spent a week at the St
Louis Worlds Fair," said he, "and the
agricultural show there looks like
cents compared to the Illinois StaU
Seventy thousand dollars in cash
premiums will be disbursed tins year
by the Illinois State Fair. The'total
has been slowly climbing the ladder
for years. Fifteen years ago. when
the Fair was held at Peoria, the total
amounted to about $23,000.
The Fair has outgrown its clothes in
everv department. It has become so
Immense that the State Board of Agri-
culture has not been able to keep pace
with the demands for space and even
the monster buildings are taxed to
accommodate the throngs of people.
Over 2,000 prize sheep and swinn
were housed In pens and tents during
the last three years on account of in
sufficient room jn the pavilions set
apart for them. Four years ago an
Immense cattle barn was erected, but
the demand for space has already out
grown its wans, ine norse uepan
ment also is crowded to the limit.
But the exhibitors come to the Stato
Fair, because it is the Greatest Fair
on T'aith. No other Fair shows the
quality and quantity of fat stock, pedi
greed and prize-winning stock.
The demand for more space for the
horticulture and floriculture exhibits
became so Insistent that the Board
made a change this year. The grea
horticulture department will be found
ln the north wing of the Exposition
x urj cm lie irilicj ui mr: ninuriinv
Worlds Fair Dome building will this
year be given over entirely to floricul
ture and it will be tbe moft wonder
ful spectacle In the Fair grounds.
From thebalcony above a vision of
loveliness will be presented on the floor'
J below which will Intoxicate the senses'
ofthe artistically Inclined. Thousands
of dollars are ..given in cash prizes
for flowers and plants.
The Domestic Science department Is
not neglected, either. A carload of
cakes, passu, jeuies, jams, preserve:!
I oct-ujiy one wjng oi me uome. lnis
is one of the most popular depart-
. menf s to the ladies on the grounds.
Over 100 young ladies are domiciled
in the Women's Building where under
experts .they are taught to cook and
roast and bake, and fry and broil, be
sides lessons are given in nursing and
household hygiene. They live in the
neautlful and commodious building
dedicated to the Women of Illinois.
Miss Gertrude Doyle, Secretary, Win
chester, will furnish particulars.
There will be some wonderful horse
racing every day, beginning with Mon
day. The purses are fat, the track is
fast and the grandstand always cool
and pleasant. Superintendent Hopkins
is negotiating for the season's sensa
tional racers, Iledgwood Boy and Lady
Maud C. '
A magnificent. Night Horse Show
will be given in the Coliseum for ihrei
nights Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday when $.",000 In cash prizes will
be contested for in a tournament which
will bring out the handsomest and best
horses iu the country.
The State Fair will be a great
show. Belter go. Railroad rates are
all right this year, and Springfield has
agreed to give everybody proper ac
commodations. The Chamber of Com
merce. Springfield, is pledged to do it
LGevemor'a Residence, Sprrajiiel
Illinois State Fair
ew states furnish their executives
witlr a handsomer home than does Il
linois. The present mansion was
erected before the war, and has cost
over $!u-i.000. It occupies a hlnr'r rvf
beautiful sloping ground, is well
shaded by noble forest trees t:nd the
lawn is picturesque with, beda ot
flowers and shrubs.
An old. steady going farmer was nc
customed to ride to the market towi
upon a rather bad tempered horse.
One day his man Bob brought th
animal, which' was especially vicion
that morning, to the door, the horsi
trying to bite and kick anil giving :
good deal of trouble.
The farmer mounted the horse with
some difficulty and began to walk It
out of the vard when Bob. who stil'
entertained ill feeling against the ani
mal. picked up a stone and flung It at
blm with all his force: but. alas, hi
aim was erratic, and the missile struck
his master on the bead.
Half dazed for a moment, the farme
turned slowly in his saddle, and. nov
suspecting the real cause of the blow
he measured with his eye the horse's
hind hoofs and his owif head and. set
tling himself in the saddle again
started off with the remark. "Well, he
nllus was an okard beggar." London
Tall and Ehcrt.
First Detective What was the d
scriptlon of that, absconding bank
cashier we were told to look out for
Second Detective He was six feet tTi
inrl $50,000 short. Philadelphia Itec
All the news all the time The Argus
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ROCK ISLAND, ILXi.
E. CASTEEL, Pres.; M. 8.
HEAOl', V. Pres.; U. B. SIMMON.
THE BEST FINANCIAL
Is your own bank account. There
is nothing counts so much in life.
Without monev vou are nobody.
With money everybody smiles n
you. It is only by saving that
you can have a reserve. Bank
your money now that you may
have it to spend in your old age
,when you need it most. Make
up your mind to open a saving
account at our bank tomorrow.
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COPrRICHT H ASBIS A tWINC. WASH
The New Spanish Minister to the United States.
The Argus Daily Short Story
His Daughter's First
Copyrighted. 1909, y
Tbe Bounder Magazine was offering
1 $ot0 prize for the best love story.
ii when .Colonel Sears, retired, mil';
pencil to see the announcement at tnn
illage reading -room ' he started right
mine to tell bis daughter Phyllis. On
he way he decided ilmt her story
should le a p.-itlietic one. He so le-
idini because be felt pat bet ie mosi of
he time himself over teiiig retired.
iver his nair t:iy and over tne ran
that the army whs going to the dogs
wlthcnt hi 111.
Phyllis Sears was good looking, and
:he was smart. She had written and
orn up two ple-es of poetry, she bad
.vrltten and read numerous school
omposltlons. and she b.id written one
ssay on the subject of intemperance.
Misa Phyllis fully realized that sh?
vas literal y. tut she would not have
Mirsued tbe line except for the en
husiasm and encouragement of her
'nther. She enntinued to be good looti
ng and smart and literary to please
'lini. The mother doted on the girl.
out stood neutral In details.
The story was begun 'next day.' and
is fast as a page was written Ir was
ubtnitted to the father, lie weighed
very sentence. Once tbe tears were
started from tbe eyes of the render he
insisted that there should be no res
When tbe story bad reached rive
mges the colonel wrote a letter to tbe
S FAST AS A PAGE WAS WKrTTFM IT WAS
8CBHIT1ED TO THE FATHKU.
i-ditor of the Rounder. He gave his
war record in full and stated that bis
only daughter was writing a story to
be submitted in the contest. Tims
far. his word for it, it had proved a
tremendous literary effort, fully equal
to Ouida's best, and ho could guar
!intii th:it the last half would be
greater yet. He had cried over it. and
the editor, the editor's wife and the
pressmen, compositors and all others
connected with the office would doubt
less do the same.
Rv and by twor three things began
to dawn on Phyllis. Sfce found it dif
ficult to keep up the tears. The story
had gone all right to a certain poiut
and then stuck. She was puzzled as
to the end of it. She bvgan to doubt
and distrust her talenr and finally
ventured to say so to her father.
"Not take tbe 'prize!" the colonel ex
claimed. "Why. girl, what bos come
over you? First, you ar the daugh
ter of a colonel who served his coun
try for thirty yeaus: nc-;t. you are
good looking and smart; thirdly, your
storv Is the oulv oue to touch the
editor's heart. Kgad, If it doesu't I'll
go down to the city and call him a
fniii-in' . You'll win that nrize in a
i "Rut If I should fall aftnr all?" she
Story By Donald Allen.
Associated Literary Press.
But you can't." .
And yet I may. Tou see. you have
told ' uiosl everybody, and if I don't
taUe the juize 1 shall feel terribly
humiliated. I shall want to go away
for a year."
"I.00U here, daughter." said the
colonel after a moment's thought,
"I'll make you a promise. If you don't
take that prize I promise to find a
husband for you within a year. What
do you say to that? Yon are sure of
the prize, however, and will have to
live and die an old maid."
And that evening as the colonel
smoked bis cigar on the veranda with
;i friend he whispered in confidence:
"Not a word to a living soul--uot a
word: There'll be thousands of stories
sent in. but Phyllis' will take the cake.
Round to. sir bound to. She's smart,
and then she's the daughter of an old
soldier. The first page made ine hitch
h round on my chair, and tbe second
brought- tears to my eyes. It will be
n story to set thousands weeping."
The story was finished at last, read
nnd reread and then sent off. YVitb it,
went another confidential letter from
the colonel, lie pointed out its ma.uy
strong points to save the editor title,
and be assured him that at least forty
friends of his had pronounced it a
gem and wanted ten copies of the is
sue In which it was printed. He also
referred again to his war record.
There was a month of waiting. Ptir
''rr this time the colonel never fal
tered. When Pbyllls became despond
ent and discouraged he patted her on
the bead and replied:
"Why, the editor must have time to
recover frouiihis emotions after read
ing your story. Hound to win bound
to. Thirty years in the service of my
country, and this is ihe first story my
daughter has written. You may re-
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it had been a common storv. something
to laugh at, a balderdash love story,
mt It was pathos, vou sie. Kjrad. but
nun jvurum lamer eepnig o er
.Que day the pathetic manuscript was!
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returned." and Inclosed with It" was a
notice that 6uch and such a story bad
won tbe prl.e. Tbe colonel came borne
with tbe letter in his band.
"But I was afraid it might fail," said
Phyllis as she took It and went away
to weep over it and wonder what
everybody would say.
The colonel stalked into the library
and sat down and wrote the editor a
letter and told him that be was a man
without sentiment, a numskull, a bor
der ruffian and many other things and
wound up with a lament that tbe daya
of the duello had passed away. That
relieved him somewuat.
Ten days had passed and, the little
family were sitting on the veranda one
afternoon when a gentlemanly looking
man of thirty descended from an auto
and introduced himself. His card
showed that he was the editor of the
Bouuder. Phyllis blushed, and her fa
ther arose to begin an oration. It was
to be a scorcher, but before he bad
got out a word the caller announced
that he had come down to make an
explanation. He was perfectly at ease,
and his manner was frank.
In the first place, the pathetic story
had exceeded the limit set by over a
thousand words. The circular had
s(ecitied American stories, and this
was laid in London. Phyllis bad to
acknowledge that she bad been care
less and the colonel that be had not
read tbe circular at all. Then the ed
itor good naturedly pointed -out tbe ab
sence of auy plot and other things
open to criticism. When he had fin
ished the colouel didn't know whether
to ask him to take a glass of wlue 01
to order liitn off the premises.
It was the daughter who settled that
question. f however. She frankly ac
knowledged her literary errors. Aftei
that there was a friendly talk on lit
crary matters, and for an hour aftei
Hie caller's departure the old warrioi
sat buried in a sort of reverie. When
the daughter at last aroused him be
"Pli.vl. I made you a promise, you
"Did you?" she Iunocently askec
1 hough blushing at the same time.
"And 1 guess I've found him. Let
me say that I'm not going to butt lit
and tangle things up auy more. I'm
not literary, and I'm going to drop
pathos. I'm simply military, and I'm
going to stick to that. Go ahead aDd
paddle your own canoe after this."
And if the colonel hud not been a
wise father bis son-in-law might not
be sharing the house with him and
his good wife today, and that son-i:
law might not be tbe editor of tbe
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
Rernard Berkenfeld to Michael
McGinty, lot 1. block 4, G. Rodman's
addition. Rock Island. $6,000.
Amanda Dyer to Albert F. Henke.
lot 1, block 3. Alday's second addi
tion, east Rock Island, Moline, $6,-
E.! W. Hurst to Preston Huffard,
lot 12, block 2 addition Moline. .$325.
Carl Fyhr to Olof F. Sundstrom
lot 4. block 2, third Wheelock Fif
teenth street addition, Moline, $1,-
Charles E. White to George W
Crampton. lots 4, a, 6. 7, 8, 9, block
1, Healy's subdivision part section
The Road to Success
has many obstructions, but none so
desperate as poor health. Success
today demands health, but Electric
Hitters is the greatest health build
er the world has ever known. It com
pels perfect action of stomach, liver.
kidneys, bowels, purities and en
riches the blood, and tones and in-
I vigorates the whole system,
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Humor and ' .
ftr WJVCAt MTSMtTH
A COMPROMISE is desirable only
wueu 1 lie uriv ui 111c kivuu fait
does all the compromising.
It takes an optimist to enjoy befog
good. , :j j-s .-;
While It Is: true that anything may
happen, doo'f let K keep yod awake
If we could hypnotize our creditors
as easily as we do ourselves regarding
the money we owe, life would indeed
be a long dream of bliss. ' - '
Most of us make mental reserva
tions when we say that we try to love
our enemies or like to work. -
We all claim to be honest, but really
does oue of us have a medal. leathern
or otherwise, to show for It?
Many a man was up In Ihe air Ion
before the flying machine was per
fected and brought Into daily life.
X used to think I'd Ilka to be ' "
A feature in the lent, - .
A frenzied freak who fed on glass ,
Or one whoae legs were bent.
But I nave changed my point of view
In thinking ot it more.
How 1 would be the man who take
The money at the door.
The artist toys with the trapeze -
Or on the (lying steed
Goes gayly prancing round the ring
At death defying speed.
And on ihe rope the spangled miss
Trips lightly to and fro.
But it's the. fellow making change
Who really runs the show.
When all the people come to view-
Tiie wonuers from afar
He sits there raking In the coin -
While patting his cigar.
As coot avny one in- sight.
As calm as any Turk.
While actor people draw the crowds
And really do the work.
Tou talk about your easy snaps.
Your tut and favored jobs.
Not one of them has any edge - -
At all upon his nobs.
Because his salary is sure.
He pays himself, and then -Fernaps.
ft there Is any left.
He pays the other ir.en.
"Have you bad your vacation yet?" '
"Oh. yes. . JJy 1 wife was away in
June, you know."
Save What's Left
This is all the doctors propose to do
to the infant of. the future to Improve
Ulm after nature has done the best It
could: -v. -
Snip off tbe appendix. .
Cut out the big intestine.
Remove the stomach.
Clip our the tonsils.
After It is all over, If they put what
is removed in one place and what I
left in another. Jt may be hard to tell,
from the size which Is which.
They lived in peace and happiness
Un that one little street.
Life was a dream of harmony, i
Jn every way complete.
There wasn't a single phonograph In the
entire neighborhood. It you must
know the reason.
"She always has her own way.. '
"Hut I thought you said that her
husband is stubborn and won't Klre
"Oh. that sometimes happens." i
"What does she do then?' L ' ;
"I'rouiptly adopts his way." . - ;
"What a fine looking man.'"
"Do you think so'; 1 can't endure to
look at him. The very slgbt of him
sets all my teeth on edge."
"And I think be ia so nice. Know
Th leopard cannot change Its spotv
Though with the brush it potters.
Bui any street car company can
And has to change its spotters.
Wh He Forgot.
"Oifl you go fishing Sunday?".
"I forget. Let's see. what was I
doing Sunday?" " . - ,
"I didn't suppose yoW bad such had
luck as that." ' -
."What is the unwritten law. dadr
"The one that permits your lawvr
to annex all that you hive left, my
We doff our hats to Wilbur Wright,
For. though he wears no crown
And is a-very modest man.
No one can call him down.
How He Likes It.
"Do yon like hot weather?" '
"Yes. wbeu there's sonaethlne ctT
tbout." - -. ;
' - -- Sure. .
X hold tt true; whatever mat eoma-e
I laugh when f. the time, recall-?.
It's better to be on the bum
. Than never. to have gone at alL -
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