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I US KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDiWY. . OCTOBER 10, iviS.
15! U! IX Hi I" li' 1 1 lii I' it ;i ill .i i, !! w THE ARGUS. Publl'aed dally at 1C24 fseeond eve lu. Rock Island, ITt (Entered at the sostofcce second-clans matter.) aH IsUad Venter ! tke Amrtilri Frees. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TER1I& Ten cents p-;r weik by car tier. In Reck Island. Complaints of delivery service mould be made to the circulation department, which should also be notified in every Instance where It la dcrlred, to bare paper discontinued, as carriers hae no authority la the premises. AH communication of argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion No such article! will be printsd Brer fictitious signatures. t Telephones la all departments. Cen i. inu unira. n?ca uiani ita. 1111 ana Friday, October 10, 1913. Carman prince li try-fog to obtain Ik loan of $5,500,000. Undoubtedly be Is already married. It la not unlikely also that some of the small fry will pad their incomes to get their names In the Income tax Hat There are differences of opinion as to whether Thaw is insane or not, but it is certain New York is crazy to ret him back. It might save a lot of traveling ex- AAn s a i 9 anmArinrlv U-ntilrl nark? MT P.I the only original Glzeh sphinx and ship It to America. Republicans claim that in voting for the Underwood bill. LaFollete became a democrat. The democrats deny the allegation, and the fight is on. The live question of the day In high salaried circles: Will it be as easy and safe to dodge the income tax as it is to dodge other personal taxes? ' It may be true, as Faderewskl says. that music Is only in Ue infancy. But , the price of admission tickets to some : musical performances are fully grown i' An Iowa farmer lost $15,800 that he ; placed under his hotel pillow. The i man with the hoe ought to be more I' careful with bis small change when j be travels. ;, The drougth in Kansas was so severe ' and destructive that a number ot "i' farmers have left the state. They are over in Europe with their families, having the time of their lives. A Louisiana expert ffgures that only about 425,000 people in this country receive incomes greater than $3,(00, I year. But probably he did not In tlude the New York police force. Now the policewomen as well as holdup "men are toting revolvers in Chicago, it is evident that the position t s of the Innocent bystander there has '-H become more precarious than ever. ?! , .-j-ast THE MOST Ol'TR.tCEOl'l OF ALU Of all the offenses to society that go ' unchecked la this city, the most ou i. .,, rageous of all is the practice of scoun- ,; drels in attacking young ladies on the ' streets at nights. If there is anything "' next to criminal assault that would provoke mob vengeance, such out rages will lead to it if It Is not stopped. . The coward who will do such a thin it entitled to no consideration or mercy, and one of these times he nil . meet with punishment such as he will remember. There have been numerous Instances -. of late of young women being pursued by this reprobate and seized by the arm at some poorly lighted part of the residence section. A few even lngs ago a young lady was pulled ' from a bicycle by one of these night , ; prowlers. People all over the city have become thoroughly aroused over the escapades of this degenerate in human type, and :', the indignation is running so high that if he is caught no one can answer for the consequences. While there is no disposition to in cite lawlessness, regardless of the 1 provocation, the statutes could not be ' too severe in dealing with fiends ot ! ' this character. ( COLORADO MARBLE FOR LI X CO UK " MEMORIAL, '. The white marble of which the great 5 , $2,000,000 Lincoln memorial temple Is to be built on the banks of the .Poto , . mac in Washington is to come from .... the Soprls national forest. Colorado. This is said to be the first great , . building in the east to be constructed i ? of this stone, known to the building trades as Denver marble, though much of It has been used as aa Interior finish i-a in public buildings. In the west a no table example of its use is found in the new federal building at Denver. While the marble quarries are in the midst ot the national forest, they are on private land secured under the i: law by which areas bearing deposits of building stone are disposed of by the government Under the law, pros pectors can locate and secure title to mineral deposits on the national for ests just as they can on the open public domain. The marble company which owns the quarries is a Urge , i ii i; user of national for? it timber la the working of lu properties, situated near Marble, Col, :r iuaxuic, ,vi. The history of the company is said it to be of considerable Interest, as representing indomitable enterprise against difficulties. The country In which the marble deposits occur is ex tremely rough and precipitous, and for a long time was Inaccessible because of a lack cf transportation facilities. Large sums had to be expended be fore the stone could be got out and brought to market. Up to 1907, when the product first began to attract at- tention. It Is said that $1,200,000 bail S. been expended In developing the prop- erty. EASIER CREDIT FOR THE FARMER. Criticism of the currency bill under discussion In the senate committee because of its alleged failure to pro-1 ride easier credit for farmers, is made In Ignorance of the facts. While the bill does cot go as far in the direction of sol Ting the problem of rural credits as some would have It go, the reason is not a disinclination on the part of the administration to approach this problem, but to approach It In the cur rency bllL The administration plans. as one reform to be undertaken at a regular session of congress, the mat ter of rural credits. In the study of which a commission Is now engaged and soon will report. President Wil son and the democratic majority be lieve In doing one thing at a time, and doing that well. Precisely as the needs of business commercial, industrial and fiscal will be served by the new bill, so will the needs of agriculture be met. Section 14 of the measure provides for the redlscounting of paper possessing a maturity of not more than 90 days in one case and in another case paper possessing a maturity oi not more than 120 days. In the same section I provision is made for the making of acceptances by national banks (or uch other banks as become stock holders in federal reserve banks) and the redlscounting of these acceptances by federal reserve banks. The criticism of the measure is that the farmer doesn't borrow on 90-day or 120-day- paper, that bis loans have longer duration, and that consequent ly the banker is not positioned to loan to him under the bill since the banker can rediscount no naner nossessing a maturity of more than 120 days, with federal reserve banks. In his address the house presenting the major ity report on the currency bill. Chair man GlaHs took cognizance of this crit icism, saying: "There has been a great deal of misapprehension In many quar ters with reference to the meaning of the 90-day provision in this par agraph. The claim has constant ly been made that this ilQ-day pro vision would be ot no service whatever to the farmer, because the farmer never bothers . with so short a loan as 90 days. This, ot course, is an entire -misapprehension of the whole situation. The terms of the bill do not provide that it shall not be discounted un til it is within 90 days of matur ity. In other words, the bill en ables the banker who holds the farmer's paper to shorten the life of the farmer's paper by 90 days and to that extent get new funds with which to aid the farmer. Now, Just what does this mean? Sup pose that the loans of a fanning community made by national banks will average 90 days, with a renewal for 90 days, or six months in all. It is evident that a bank which has loaned, let us say $25,000, for four months would be able to present this paper at the end of the first 30 days of the life of the loan and to get a rediscount for the remain ing 90 days. That Is to say, it would be able to draw back the amount of the farmer's credit at the end of the first 30 days and to relend that sum to other people. When the time same for renewal the bank would, of course, have to be in position to pay its loan or rediscount to the federal reserve bank if it extended the farmer's accommodation for another 90 days out of new funds that have come in meanwhile; but it could again rediscount at the end of another 30-day period. In other words, if the community were do ing its banking upon a four months' period of credit, the bank would be able to shorten this in practice to a 30 day period of credit. It is entirely conceivable that by this process it should prac tical. y treble the amount of bank ing capital which it could, if neces sary, place at the disposal of the community. Now, let us suppose that the country bank, as Is no doubt fre quently the case, does not have a steady run of loans such as would Justify the use of the method Just described. Let us suppose instead of that that the demand for loans Is likely to be "bunched- in the late spring and then to slacken so that the funds of the banks are tied up on, let us say. six months' paper. Under the 120-day provision of this bill such banks would be able to take six months' paper as soon as It m as trSa months old to a federal reserve bank and rediscount it. In other words, funds that would ordinar Uy have been tied up for four months longer will now be actual ly available to meet such addition al demands as may come to the bank In the course of the summer and early autumn. Here, again. It is evident that the loan period being practically cut down by two thirds the loaning power of the bank Is trebled, assuming that it Is able to obtain from the federal reserve bank the rediscounts for which It haa the basis to the shape of paper growing out ot agricultur al transactions. tvansvme, ina James f. Perres aged 15, who stabbed his father to death because he refused to buy the bo v a hlrTrl n tnnnA n,nw irv. I " ' " uv J iudS "uspended sentence. Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER Congressman from the Fourteenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Arena.) Washington. Oct. 8. Congressman I. Pepper of Iowa, who has long been considered sena- torial timber by his colleagues in the house of rep resentatives, was one of those chos en to end the tariff debate for the democrats. In a speech that was warmly ap plauded through out, Congresman Pepper answered the arguments of republicans who are critcising the J new tariff bill by alleging there is not sufficient pro tection for farm products. Mr. Pep per answered these arguments TAVtNNER in a very simple, but effective manner. For instance, he answered Senator Cummins' charge that the Underwood bill discriminates against the Ameri can farmer, by reading a statement made by Senator Cummins In which ,ne senator stated his belief that pro- tection nositivelr did not benefit the farmer to any extent whatever. -Qa june nt i909, in the senate of ., - ttw-j ciob" Mr pnn.r. "Senator Cummins said: I do not believe that we in Iowa receive any direct benefit for the 400,000,000 bushels of corn that we raise every year; I do not believe that we receive any direct benefit from the duty on 8,000,000 or 10,000,000 hogs that w market every year; I do not believe that of the $700,000,000 of ag ricultural products that we pour every Jrear 11110 the channels of trade, pro- wcuon aavances tne price or a tune of them- u ,s ,dle t0T ven any en thusiast to assert that the price of l "ewr PRESIDENT WILSON'S METHOD Chicago News.) Getting on with the day's work is what pleases best the serious minded president of the United States. This fact is set forth In a notable analysis of the president's mental characteris tics, published In the Daily News on Saturday, by one of the leading Jour nalists in Washington. The student recluse of the White house, who in his high position has had to meet men. has discovered that men are rather well meaning as a rule, and so he has learned to like them. He labors ef fectively with them because of bis sin oerlty and plain dealing. Especially Illuminating Is the little speech that the president trade to those who were present when he sign ed the new tariff act the other evening. Having just completed a great achieve ment he did not for a moment throw off the harness at which bis shoulders had been training for months. Not relaxation but renewed effort was what be urged upon those who re joiced over the happy termination of the work on the new tariff. The task of securing banking and currency re form, the president said, required at once the faithful service of the law makers. In the moment of triumph, with the 'The Young Lady The young lady across the way la the best of dealth. we asked her surgeon and she aaid aha baUayad i T1 r '' ft"- ,.. these products is directly affected by the protective tariff.' High protectionists," declared Mr. Pepper, "have used the tariff to fool and despoil the farmer of his hard earned gains. Behind the tariff ra:e of 25 cents on wheat, 10 cents on corn; 11 and 12 cents on wool, rates which have never added one whit ot price or value to the product, pluto cratic tariff beneficiaries have per sistently plucked the farmer on all that he had to buy. He has been forc ed to buy all that he needed in a highly protected market, while he sold his surplus in competition with the world. "The home market, in which the farmer has had to buy bis agricul tural implements, is dominated and largely controlled by combination and monopoly; the market in which he buys his hardware and iron goods is dominated and largely controlled by the steel trust; his clothing he must buy of the woolen trust; If he wants sugar, be must buy it at sugar-trust prices; if he wants leather, harness, or shoes, he must again pay monopoly prices. "While humbugging the farmer with a" few agricultural rates which never pan out, our republican friends, through exorbitant tariff exactions, have persistently fleeced him on every article be buys, 'Looking at these effects of repub lican tariffs, what can be more farcial than to hear men especialy so-called progressive republicans wall over the farmer? The tariffs made by their party have plundered him for years, and they now grieve sorely that, their day of plunder is over. The cry goes out that the farmer will be ruined, but the real cause of the commotion is the fear that the crime against the farmer is to be fully exposed and the guilty parties punished - "The democratic tariff bill compels the plunderers to take their hands out cf the pockets of the farmer and leave him to enjoy the proceeds of his toil." new tariff act lying completed before him, the president saw only "half the journey" accomplished. "We have set the business of this country free from- those conditions which have made mo nopoly not only possible, but in a sense easy and natural," he said. "But there is no use taking away the con ditions of monopoly if we do not take away also the power to create monop oly.' That power he declared to be a financial rather than a merely cir cumstantial and economic power." Therefore the wrestling of the sen ate with the Glass-Owen "currency bill receives the solicitous attention ot the nation's chief executive. There is no holiday for celebration of the far reaching revolution brought about in the nation's system of raising reve nue. The other half of. the journey immediately weighs upon the mind of President Wilson. Here Is a work manlike clinging to a program, a rec ognition that a job only half done must be classified as an example ot wasted effort unless the other half of the Job is speedily performed. This man who works through long months and a series of labors to logi cal conclusions is likely to run his ad ministration to the end with a maxi mum of noteworthy results and a mini- jmuQi oi lost motion. Across the Way havtnr informed ns that her dog was not t why she didn't take him to a veterinary aba'd mbar trust a younger man. JQOKItt riENRT HOWIAND The papers scold nay pa; they say Bad things about him every day. And often ma basins to cry when she looks at the paper then X kind of at to wlshtn' I Could lick a few newspaper men, 9 Pa doesn't care; he says no man That tries to do the best he can To set ahead and help along; Has any right to think they'll net Hurrah about It when he's wrong Or prod him In hie sorest spot. dont blame ma for feelln' sad : Because they say my pa Is bad; He a always good to her and me. And when her eyes were wet, one Attn He kissed us both and said that ha Had joys they couldn't take away. One time they had his picture so He looked like old Nick down below-. I wish the papers all would please Just print nice thing about my pa To make him always clad, for he's Th dearest pa I ever saw. " MERE OPINION. People who go to watering places generally get soaked. The boy who Inherits a barrel ot money starts right out to whoop it up No woman ever boasted that was born in a log house. he The man of one idea is always in danger of being laughed at by peo ple who have none. It is Impossible for any man to be true to himself by deceiving others. The mountain stream is regarded as the emblem of purity, but It Is gener ally very crooked and always has downward tendency. His Vacation. He worked for years and si shed because He could not have a holiday; He mourned what his coreMMon was, Ha lonsed to put his work away And then, with care left far behind. Go forth to play, with peace of mind. .It He envied other men wno went To fish beneath the shadows cool; He envied them the days they spent Released from Duty's rigid rule. And thought how happy he would b For but a single day care-free. j I At last his glad old wish came truej 1 He put his wearing tasks away. And left his office, feeling blue, And fearing that he ought to stay. He spent three sad weeks feeling sof To think they would so soon be o'er. TERRIBLE POSSIBILITY. Well, I see you're borrowing trou ble again. - What's the matter now? Oh, George," she replied, "I've just been thinking what if our dear little darling should when she grows up become a minister's wife." "That wouldn't be so terrible, would It?" "Mercy, yes. Think of what the women In the congregation would al ways be saying about her.'' The Chauffeur's Fault. "But why didn't yeu take the num ber of it when the automobile ran oyer youT' asked the court. -WelL III tell you. Judge. replied the man on the stretcher, "I would have done it it the fellow bad only waited till I came to." Dlsoeuraglng Habri. Tour husband seems to have great Stability of character." "That's what I've always found fault with Joslah for. If he would only learn not to act so; people know right off that be got fcla first start by wcrluit la a liisry sta ble!" His Falling eight. "Walter, I asked you for green tea.' Tiat is green tea, sir." -Oh, is it? I most be getting color blind. I thought it was blonde." He's Always Willing. Ta Tasta man you can trust? "Ob. yes. he's a man you" can trust It yon want to, easy enough. Classified. Flrrt Freak My engagement ends tonight Second Freak Does It! First Freak-Tea. Next week 111 be what yon might can an idle curiosity. Puck. I A flLC9 tlMt caaBOt smile I good. Martial. Is never The Daily Story THE WEONG GHOST BY LILLIAN WENTZ. Copyrighted, ?! AT Associate! uterary Burea-v . ' Tbtfre" it goes! Seer, -whispered! Dick Addison in his companions ear. darkness of the upper gallery and saw a gray formless shape drift slowly past and disappear in the shadows at the end. -- Dick's baud tightened oa Flndlay's elbow. - "Now, skeptic, what do you say to that? be breathed hoarsely. Flndlay shook his head. "She has me guessing." be admitted ruefully. Dick lnugbed. "What did I tell yon. old man) Ton may flatter yourself you are some ghost hunter, but the Addison ghost has walked for ISO years, and the mystery has never boen solved." "Did yonr father ever see it" asked Flndlay thoughtfully. Ton forget that my father inherited Boseland from a distant cousin, who had quarreled with bis few remaining relatives and through some freakish fancy chose my father as his heir. That is why my experience with the ghost dates back to three- months ago. when I came down to occupy the old place. "And you have, seen it bow many times?" "About once a week. I had qnlte forgotten the old story of Dorothy Ad dison, who had told a wicked lie and so won the man she loved from her lovely rival. It Is said that Dorothy was very unhappy in her married life and often bewailed her sin. Tradition has it that the curse ot unrest will not be lifted from her poor spirit until some Addison rights a wrong or makes some great sacrifice for another." "Bo your distant cousin did nothing toward that end," mused Flndlay. "Did he leave any direct heirs?" Dick Addison hesitated. "Ton know, I was at college when father inherited the place, and I wasn't deeply inter ested, but I have since learned that Cousin Amos left an adopted son, who had married against my cousin's wish es and was therefore disinherited. But father understood that the son was a rich man, had made a fortune in the west, so that he really was not losing much when the Addison borne came to my father. It's a tumbledown old place, as yon con see, and, except for some good old furniture and the fam ily portraits, isn't worth repairing." "Why don't yon hunt np this adopted son of Amos Addison and see If he doesn't need the place?" "Do you mean that Sam?" "Yes. If investigation shows that the adopted eon and his family are comfortably fixed, why, I suppose, the place could be left to the bats If you wished, but if I" He stopped and laughed in an embarrrsed wsy. "Yes?" asked Dick eagerly. "If you owned it what would you do, SamT'' "I would never close it up. There are too many homeless wretches in the world to justify that. But I am preach ing sow, Dick. I know it would be a great sacrifice for you to give up the ancient home of your family to a man who was but an adopted son." "Sacrifice! If I should find him, Sam, perhaps that Is the sacrifice that Is required to lay the ghost of pretty Mistress Dorothy!" "Perhaps it Is." Flndlay was laugh ing when he stopped short and point ed to a little door. "Where does that lead to, Dick?" he demanded sharply. Dick stared for an Instant. "Oh, the door? Why, to some attic chamber, I believe. I've never found a .key to fit it, and I'm not anxious to Investigate tny more dust holes, thank you." The two young men returned along he picture gallery and swung around into the corridor from which the bed rooms opened on either side. Flndlay's room wba the first on the right band side, and he bade his friend good night and entered. Sam Flndlay went to the window nearest the wall of the picture gallery. On the other side of that wall hung the pictures, and In this corner near bis window was the little door that had no key. He pulled open his closet door and held the candle high over his bead. The closet wss placed benestb a flight of stairs, for the ceiling slanted sharply. His closet ran underneath the spiral stairway leading to the attic cham bers. It was near the locked door that the apparition bad vanished. Ho smiled as be turned away. It Is a gentle ghost," he murmur ed. "Her little feet csnnot disturb my slumbers, no matter how many times they run np and down the stairs!" At that moment there came a sound so slight that it was bardly more then the rustle of a leaf; then another sound, a little creak. That was all. Flndlay tried to per suade himself that be bad mistaken a scampering mouse for a light foot fall, but be knew that the sound was nothing else but a footstep on the spi ral stair. And the door that, led to the spiral stair bad no key! He blew out the candle and went to bed in til e great carved four poster that Annt Chloe bad polished and rub bed nntil the r-inespples that sur mounted the posts shone as they had aot done for many years. It seemed like five minutes after ward, bnt it was really bait an hour later, when Dick Addison awoke him with a quick shake. "Sam, there's something queer do ing outside," be whispered. "Get on some things and come down Into the rose garden with me." Flndlay was out of bed In an Instant nnd presently the two young men stole softly In slippered feet down the cor ridor to where a door opened on to the upper balcony that ran acroas the front of the old bonse. "By Jove, this door is unlocked, and I fastened It before I went to bed.'" whispered Dick. Flndlay said nothing, for hie thought Dy'" "Aa h ba u 8pir"' BWlr' Down in the tingled garden Dick led the way through dark paths bordered with tall hedges of box. pungently sweet in the night air. At last they came to the remains of the rose gar den. It was inclosed in a circle of boxwood and wss entered by a small opening. As they squeezed through the nar row opening Dick clutched his com panion's arm. "What do you make of that?" be whispered. - Findlay stared over his friend's shoulder, and well might the two stare at what met their astonished gaze. The faint crescent of a moon threw a feeble glow over the rose garden and disclosed a pale gowned form flitting here and there among the riotous bush es. The form was plucking roses of every color until the slender arms were laden. They followed her silently and from the shadow of a great oak tree saw her glide up the steps of the veranda and thenc up the stair to the upper bal cony, where she vanished. "Mistress Dorothy's ghost" matter ed Dick dazedly. "Not that my friend, but n ghost Just the same," said Flndlay gravely. "Come. Let ns rouse Aunt Chloe and TTncle Joe and make them tell us who is occupying the attic chambers of your house." "What do you mean?" demanded Dick. But he went with Flndlay. who explained his suspicions as they went toward the cabin at the rear of the old mansion, where the two anclcut negro servants slept But there was a faint light showing beneath the window curtain here, und in response to Dick's loud summons the door opened and disclosed two fully dressed and much frightened ne- I groes. "Oh, Morse Dick, what am de mat tah?" quavered Chloe, ber eyes rolling fearfully. "Am de house a flab?" croaked Uncle Joe craftily. "The house isn't afire," said Dick dryly, "and the matter is thnt I want you to explain how it happens that the attic chambers are occupied with out my knowledge and consent". At this the two servants burst Into loud lamentations, nnd finally Annt Chloe sobbed out a confession. It appeared that the adopted son of Amos Addison was really his own son by a secret marriage, and the young Amos, who had been disinherited be cause he had followed his father's ex ample and married against the wishes of his family, had for awhile pros pered in the west where be had made a fortune and lived happily with his young wife and little girl. About the time of old Amos Addi son's death young Mrs. Addison died and left ber husband with the little daughter. Rose. Ill fortune now pur sued young Amos, and by the tlmo his daughter had been educated he was a poor man, broken in health and ambi tion. His one desire was to die in the borne wnere he had spent bis boyhood. Rose brought him there, knowing that the house was empty and nnused save for the two servants. Aunt Chloe, who had been bis nurse, took csre ot him, and Uncle Joe waited on him as well, for Rose had secured work in Richmond and only came down at weekly intervals. The arrival of the master of the house. Dick Addison, threw all their plans into great confusion. Amos Ad dison was mill quite helpless, though improved in health under the care of Aunt Chloe, who was famous in the locality for her knowledge of simple medicines. Since Dick's arrival Roso bad made but few visits before this one, when she had risked discovery to gather roses from the garden for ber father. It was the next day before Dick Ad dison and bis friend met Roue Addi son and her father. Then it was that Chloe produced the key to the little door and admitted them up tbe splrnl stairs to the clean, airy rooms under the roof, where the old servants had removed many things to make their one time master comfortable. They found Amos Addison tbe wreck of a once ambitious man. but Dick would not bear of apologies for their uncon ventional occupancy of Rosclund. "I am tbe intruder," be sold genor- ' oualy. "Tbe place would never havo been accepted by my father if be bad known the truth, and now I shall not lose a moment before transferring tbo property to Its rightful owner." "And I predict that the ghost of Mis tress Dorothy shall walk no morel" cried Sam Flndlay. with a glance at Roe Addison's beautiful face. Rose blushed beautifully as her dark eyes met the blue ones, of the north erner. Dick Addison saw the exchange of glances nnd chuckled to himself. "If It wasn't for Sally Markham I'd be Jealous of Sam. But for a ghost hunter I must say that old Sam ban outdone himself this time, for my tousln is certainly a rose." Oct. 10 in American History. 1754 Uimeral Washington urged the state to extend Iniund navigation by nieans of canals and predicted , the connection of Lake Erie with the ljurtson by means of a canal. IMy-rlhilted States Naval academy opened at Annapolis. Md. 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