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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER T, 1902
THE AUG US.
Published Dally an-iWeekry at IBM Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111. Entered at the
Po-tofflce aa secona-ciasa mauer.j
BT THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 centa per week. Weekly,
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tatlve character, political or. religion, must
have real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Monday, September 1.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN L. PICKERINC2.
GEORGE Y. DUDDLESTON.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
AXSON Ii. BUSS.
Trustee University of Illinois,
JCLIA HOLMES SMITH,
E. S. MAXWELL,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative, Fourteenth Dis
trict, THOMAS A. MARSHALL.
For Representative, Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM R. MOORE.
For County Judge,
For County Clerk,
GEORGE W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
Labor's great holiday.
Rear Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge,
retired, is the oldest living officer of
the United States nary. He was born
in 1804. His eldest son. Rear-Admiral
Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr.. retired, is
C6 vears old.
Wherever John L. Pickering goes
he receives a warm welcome from re
publicans as well as democrats. There
is an evident disposition abroad in
the state to aid the supreme judges
in securing a clerk who is fit for the
place and whom they can fmst:'V''
Senator Hanna. in a Columbus inter
view, said: "I never mix my business
with politics." It is pertinent to in
quire whether the tears which have
been coursing down the cheeks of the
senator, for the poor laboring man
were, shed as a business or political
Col. Jonathan Merriam. pension
agent at Chicago, has been chosen
president of the newly organized Im
perial National bank. Before he was
the organizer of the Farmers' bank
at Pekin and president of the Far
mers' bank at Springfield. From far
mer to imperialist is but a step if
taken in the ranks of the republican
The republican text book sajs that
President Roosevelt did not arraign
the trusts as wholly bad. Perhaps
the workingman who has to pay $10
for a ton of coal, or the laborer who
has to carry a beefless dinner pail be
cause of the inordinate prices of
beef, will take the same view of the
question. And then again perhaps
Boston Post: Does it not look like
the administration wants to be able
to say to the people, "See, we have
prosecuted the Beef Trust," and to
the Beef Trust, "See, we have post
poned the case till after the elections,
and if you put up for the campaign
fund like good republicans we will
drop the case when the elections are
once safely over?"
In her card of thanks a Kansas
widow, after thanking everybody
else, concluded: "I also thank the
band for its consoling music and Mrs.
-.vering, the milliner, who furnished
me such becoming mourning. My
dear husband's farm is for sale as
soon " as proper legal steps can be
taken, and will be sold at a bargain.
Oh, death, thou art terrible."
A Canadian firm recently placed
with the Montreal and Toronto news
papers an advertisement of a new
nursing bottle it had patented and
was about to place on the market.
After giving directions for use the ad
vertisement ended in this manner:
"When the baby is done drinking it
must be unscrewed and laid in a cool
place under a tap. If the baby does
not thrive on fresh milk it should be
Despite.tbe fact of a state of war
being technically on in the army and
navy maneuvers Admiral Iligginson,
in charge of the North Atlantic, yes
terday suspended activities while the
Duchess of Marlborough and suite
visited his flagship,' The duchess was
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt, Mr., and Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, Miss Alice Blight, Harry
Lehr and Assistant Secretary of
War Sanger. The ship commanders of
the fleet protested against the affair
as unprecendented, but the old society
admiral insisted in carrying out ' his
program and it was made a gala oc
casion. None of the captains, at
C'nstoms inspectors at Ogdenp
burg, "N. Y., have just made the "im
portant seizure" of two skiffs and-a
punt containing a number of smug
glers, among them two women who
had gone across the St. Lawrence
river to Prescott, Canada, for family
supplies. The tariff rates set oppo
site the following list of "contra
band" articles captured on this oc-
casion explain 'why thejr took the
Article. Tariff Rate
Beef 5c lb.
Butter ,...6c lb.
Tea .' Free.
Currants ....2c lb.
Sugar 1 D.j-IOOc lb.
Eggs 5c doz.
Rice ...2c lb.
Olives 2.1c gal.
Thus a study of the baskets of two
of the "shopping wowen" the class
that Mr. Blaine said caused the de
feat of his party after the1 enactment
of the prevailing tariff reveals the
reason that "housekeeping costs so
much these da vs."
Trust and Tariff.
The steamship "Norseman" is now
at sea carrying 1,179 head of cattle
and 1.H9S sheep, the largest shipment
or meat on hoof that was ever
sent from Portland. Me. One of the
reasons assigned by the packers for
the high prices of meat is that there
is a scarcity in the supply, but this
excuse is not borne out when the
fact of this record breaking ship
ment is considered. The cattle and
sheep sent abroad were raised in
Canada and were shipped to Port
land in bond. Their export value, as
dressed meat, is about OJ cents a
pound. This Canadian produced meat
is sold abroad in competition with
the American raised meat and the
price asked there is less than is re
ceived here, despite the fact that to
the cost of production must be added
the cos' of transportation. Amer
ican beef is sold abroad for less than
it brings here. The tariff enables the
beef trust to loot the home consumer,
but competition abroad reduces his
profit to a legitimate, figure. As the
iJuouque ielegrapli-lleralil com
ments, our exportation of beef, bacon
and live stock to Great Britain aggre
gates $.'!0.0OO,0O0 annually. In addi
tion to this we ship about $0,000,000
worth f canned and salted beef. The
import value of our fresh beef in
England is fixed at oy4 cents a pound
and the treasury department esti
mates the value of our salt beef at
0 2-3 cents a pound, that of canned
beef a trifle under 10 cents, and of all
classes of pork products 7.1ft cents a
pound. Consumers of meat who will
reflect on these prices and what the
trust now compels them to pay, will
see the injustice the protective tariff
compels them to bear with.
The only argument advanced by
those who oppose the removal of the
tariff barriers that will let in foreign
grown beef, is that we shall surrend
er our market to foreign meat. This
is obviously absurd because no for
eign country produces meats in quan
tities sufficient to displace our own.
The United States annually supplies
Great Britain 93 per cent of her im
ported lard, 89 per cent of hams, 74
per cent of fresh beef and 72 per
cent of fresh cattle. Australia sends
her $10,000,000 of meat and its pro
ducts. New Zealand $1.,000,000 worth,
chiefly mutton, Canada ships $12,000,
000 worth of bacon and $8,000,000
worth of live stock but a fractional
part of our great production.
Cattle raising countries, ' which
might affect our markets seriously
are so far removed that competition
would not be. profitable to them, but
it is a healthful condition that coun
tries lying near to the United States
produce enough to be able to force
the trust to deal fairly with the peo
ple if the trust' were not protected
by the tariff. So long as the tariff is
maintained, the people will suffer be
cause tne trust is a monopoly. One
way to hit the beef trust is through
the tariff and if any other but an ad
ministration which is controlled by
the trusts were in power the people
would be getting meat at a reason
Mr. Morgan and the Strike.
.7. Pierpont Morgan has been credit-'
ed with having the power to stop
with a word the disastrous coal
strike in Eastern Pennsylvania, which
has seriously handicapped business of
every kind in the entire region affect
ed by the trouble. There' were many
people who hoped when the former
financier returned from abroad .he!
would set actively to work to relieve
the situation, or at least give the
public a clear tmderstanding of the
strike situation. These expectations
have not been realized.
Mr. Morgan has conferred ' with
some of the presidents of the coal
roads and mining companies. They
have united in a statement that he
will not interfere in any par
ticular. They say he was in close
touch with the situation while in
Europe and will take no attitude dif
ferent from that he has all along
maintained. This is unfortunate.
The return of Mr. Morgan might at
least have been made an'occasion for
considering negotiations with the
DAILY SHORT STORY;
A Catskill Legend.
Original. - '
Catskills there . Is .
a clove ,
known as the KnaterskllL.. through
which flows the Kaaterskill creek.
Midway betweeu the base and the
summit is a point called Fawn's Leap.'
On either elde of the creek n rock
btamls some thirty feet above the bed,
separated edge from edge by some fif
teen feet. The spot is bidden among
the trees, and one passing along the
road near by would scarcely find it un
less Instructed where t6 look for It.
There are many explanations as to
why it Is called Fawn's Leap. Which of
these is correct is hard to tell. One giv
en by a mountaineer whose ancestors
have lived in the region since the origi
nal Dutch settlement is as follows:
In the early days Dietrich Van Pelt
came from Holland and settled at the
foot of Kaaterskill clove, just above
what is now called Paluivllle. His
daughter, Katrina (at the time the
family came to the mountains she was
about fourteen years old), was a verita
ble mountaineer. No height was too
fcteep for her to climb, no cliff so ab
rupt but she could stand uihui its odtre
unmoved. In vain her parents tried to
keep her at home, warning her against
the wild beasts or, worse, the Indians
who were moving restlessly up and
down the sidea of the forest covered
mountains. She did not fear the beasts,
and as for the Indians whenever she
met thorn she came home loaded with
birch bark baskets, beaded buckskin
pouches or some variety of trinket.
When Katrina had grown to be a
symmetrical girl of twenty, n number
of Dutch families had settled near by,
one, the Van Santvoorts, on a cliff
where now hang the dwellings com
prising Twilight Park, Gulian Van
Sautvoort was, like Katrina, a natural
climber. He met her one day beside
the Kaaterskill fall, and it was there
that he wooed her and their troth was
plighted. One day he gave her a fawn
he had captured and tamed. She made
u pet of It and afterward took It with
her In all her rambles.
The first trouble between the settlers
and the Indiaus was on account of Ka
trina, and this not from hatred, but
from love. A young brave. Leaping
Water, U'canic desperately enamored
of her and In'ged her father to give
her to him in marriage. Of course- the
offer was declined. One day Katrina.
accompanied by her fawn, climbed to
the top of what is called Profile rock
and stood looking down Into Kaaters
kill clove. Opposite were llijih peak
and Round Top, to the left and south
a broad stretch of country and the
beautiful Hudson river. The only
sounds were the swaying of the trees
in the wind and the tumbling of the
waters in the creek below.
Suddenly Katrina was startled by a
rustle in the bushes about her, and
Ieairfng Water stood beside her. He
pleaded his cause, at first humbly; but
as she firmly put him aside he grew
wild, threatening that if she persisted
In her refusal he would jump with her
in his arms off the precipice. He
showed such fixed resolution that Ka
trina was constrained to temporize
with him and agreed to take the mat
ter into consideration. Then Leaping
Water took her to an Indian village a
short distance from the rock.
The little fawn, accustomed only to
white people, was far more frightened
than Katrina at the grim savages.
Katrina noticed this, and it occurred
to her to tie a message to the fawn's
neck giving information of her condi
tion and send the fawn out, trust
ing that It would make for home. In
her pocket was n bifr of paper, and,
dipping a pointed stick into berries,
she wrote, "In Leaping Water's pow
er." As the fawn was leaving the vil
lage Leaping Water espied the bit of
paper alout its neck and gave chase.
Down the rocky side of the clove
bounded the slender legged fawn, and
not less nimbly went the young Indian.
He might easily have sent an arrow
into its h'jart; but, though he was a
savage, he could not kill the iu-t Ka
trina loved. So he followed over the
natural paths made by the rains,
treading on the stones, the tangled
roots, here and there sinking in soft
mud. The trees hkl the fawn from
him, though he could hear it crashing
through the underbrush, and now and
again he caught a glimpse of its dun
body or n white spot on Its tail. The
little animal, having l-en tamed, had
lost some of its natural agility, and by
the time it d the bottom of the
clove was ,il nigh exhausted, while
Leaping Water was close uion it.
Striking the creek where the two rocks
form a chasm, the fawn was moving
so swiftly that there was nothing for
it but to jump. Gathering . what
strength was left, it shot to the edge
of the hither rock and, concentrating
its strength into one terrific leap, light
ed on the rock beyond. There it fell
Meanwhile Gullan Van Sautvoort had
left his homo with his gun In search of
game and was moving down the clove
on the opposite side. Hearing some an
imal descending beyond the creek, he
thought to get n deer and made his
way in the direction the sound was
moving. As it approached him he ap
proached it, both finally reaching the
same place at the same moment. Ka
trina's fawn fell at (Julian's feet, and
in n moment he had seen nnd read the
note. Scarcely had he doue so when
Leaping Water emerged from the
trees. Gulian, maddened at the In
dian's action, raised his gun and shot
him doad. "
The same evening a party of settlers
visited the Indian village and now that
Leaping Water was dead had no dif
ficulty in releasing Katrina. Neverthe
less the Incident was the beginning of
. - F. A. MITCHEL.
11902 SEPTEMBER I902
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NEWS IN OUTLINE.
Twenty-three persons were seriously
Injured by a collision between two pas
senger trains at Glasgow.
1 ecause a smallpox patient visited
the Cleveland public library the build
ing is closed.
Creditors have seized Mrs. Grace
Snell Coffin's summer home near An
Two strandtd chorus girls of the
Manhattan lUaeh . Opera company
served on a Denver jury and will use
their fees to go home.
Patrick Euan has severed his con
nection with the Clan-na-Gael society
because of its hostility to the United
At the autumn parade of the Ger
man ; 11:1 rd corps 011 the Tcmiellof
field. Emperor Wilhehn took pains to
salute the United Slates officers pres
ent. Heavy rains have fallen over almost
the entire northwest for two weeks
and grain is rolling in the fields.
An edict has been published abol
ishing the lilvin stations throughout
the Chinese empire.
An English clergyman proposes that
the church shall run a theater of its
The officers of the United States
battleship Illinois gave a reception on
board that vessel at Chatham Satur
day to the i'.ritish naval officers.
A copper combination, the total al
lied capWal of which is $07,ai0.0tX,
lias been formed, so it is said.
Lea rig. the handsome country home
of ex-Governor .1. Proctor Knott, near
Lebanon, Ky., has been destroyed by
The new coast defense monitor Wyo
ming on her first trial developed a
speed of 9.7 knots, although designed
for only 7.0 knots.
I'.ritish and European editors are
much worried over the reference re
cently of President Roosevelt to the
Chicago has shut the water off from
the schools. Typhoid scare.
The talk nt New York Is that John
A. Drake, owner of the Futurity win
ner, won $J."i().(MH on the race.
President E. 1). Eaton, of Belolt col
lege, has arrived In P.cloit.W!s..after an
absenceof over a year in Europe, great
ly improved in health.
No Wonder Some It or-: lalaml I'rople Are
Very little rest night after night.
Very little comfort day after day.
The constant itching of piles or ecze
ma. Any itchiness of the skin is a
temper tester. Doan's Ointment is a
never-failing cure'. Is endorsed by
IJock Island citizens for all itching
Patrick Rooney, bricklayer, says:
"I suffered from protruding and
itching hemorrhoids tfor 13
years. They were of an aggra
vating form, and there was almost
constant irritation. 1 tried a lot of
remedies, and if I had used" one-half
of the cures, sure cures prescribed by
my neighbors, I would have done
nothing else but put on applications.
I even consulted a physician, who
treated me. but up until I used
Doan's Ointment I never got hold of
anything that did me the least bit of
good. Obtaining a box of this won
derful preparation at the Harper
house drug store, I applied it care
fully as directed. It did me so much
good that 1 procured two more. Af
ter I stopped the treatment the intol
erable itching ceased."
For sale by all. dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Mi I burn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
L Remember the name, Doan's, and
take no other.
Not Doomed for Life.
"I was treated for three years by
good doctors," writes W. A." Greer,
MeConnellsville, Ohio, "for piles and
fistula, but, when all failed, Bucklen's
Arnica Salve cured me in two weeks."
Cures burns, bruises-, cuts, corns,
sores, eruptions, salt, rheum, piles or
no pay. 25 cents. -at Hartz & Ulle
meyer's drug store.
Ithrnmatlsm Cured In 24 Honrs.
T. J. Blackmore, of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of
Mystic Cure. It got me ou$ ; of the
house in 24 hours. I took to my bed
with rheumatism nine months ago
and the Mj-stic Cure is the only med
icine that did mo any" good. 'I had
five of the best ph3'sicians in the city,
but I received very little relief from
them. I know the Mystic Cure to be
what it is represented and take pleas
ure in" recommending it to other poor
sufferers." Sold by Otto Grotjan,
1001 Second avenue, Rock" Island;
Gust Sculegel & Son, 20 W. Second
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers if place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. DDishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to plant off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable med
icines that have stood the test of
3-ears, and thus jeopardize the lives
of their victims. For sale by all
This is Simply
to remind you that, we are sup
ply! rig towels to the principal
business houses, offlees, barber
shops, etc., in the three cities
and can supply your wants in
that line in a more satisfactory,
convenient and economical
manner than you can have it
done elsewhere. This is the
modern way of getting; your
toilet supplies, and if you are
not already a customer callus
up and we will be glad to call
and tell you all about it.
Tri-City Towel Supply Co..
409 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa.
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
Rates as low as any
can afford. Your
patronage is so
licited. Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co., - Newark, N. J.
Continental, ----- - New York
Agricultural, ----- New York
Traders Ins. Co., - - Chicago, 111.
Union Ins. Co., - Philadelphia, Pa.
Rockford Ins. Co., - Rockford, 111.
Security Ins. Co., - New iiaven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of 111. - Rockford, 111.
Office, Room 3, Buford block. Rates
as low as consistent with security.
For your children's School
line of ood solid Shoes.
L. G. S. O. calf lace, English hck QQ
stay, heavy sole, sizes to 131...
Youths' S. O. calf Jace, English ltck J Q
stay, heavy sole, sizes 13 to 2.. ..
Boys' S. O. lace, English hack stay, Q
heavy sole, sizes U to 5 A
The next line ranges 9 to 13, fl.l'J; " .52,
13 to 2, $1.38; to 5J . Afc,CF
Small Girls' Shoes.
patent tip, 5 to 8
Dongola lace, patent tip, "T Zg
a little better, 5 to 8 S J
Dongola lace, patent tip, "t Cif
still letter, o to 8, .... AvFVf
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We will open our new and fashionable
Clothing Store . . . .
'Wednesday, Sept. 3
Avitli a complete lide of Men's. Boys
and Children's 3 3 3 "5 3
And Gerit's FxirnisKings
and our many years' experience 'in tliis
business lias enabled us to select one of
the finest lines that ever eamc to this
Is what we have reached in our laun
dry work. The most modern appli
ances and machinery and skilled
workmen have placed our work far
in advance of all competitors. For
faultless work and prompt service
go to the
H K Castcki.. President. L. D. Mtjdgb, Vice President. 11 li. Simmon, Cashier.
CENTRAL TRUST and SAVINGS BAHK
Rock Island, 111.
lrco-porated Under State Law.
Capital Stock. 100.000. Thrt?e-and-a-half Per Cent Interest l'atil on Deposits.
Estates and property of all kinds are managed Dy this departinen
which is kept entirely separate-lff.ojn tljejbnking business of the (Himpanj
Ve act as executor of and trustee under Wills, AOiumisrator, guardian
and conservator of estates.
Keceiver and assignee of insolvcn estates. General financial agent loi
aon-residenta women, invalid3 and other.
Removed. :-, ?5v iSk'i j $
J From Opposite Harper House
loiu l-A oecona avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
Incorporated under the
Morey Loaned on Tersonal Col
J. M. Buford, President
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupying 8. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lyndc's new building.
Joseph F. Schneider,
1712 Second Avenue. Rock Isla.nd.
1814 3d Ave.
1 j t.
i & 1
i 1 .
3. Per Cent Interest Paid
lateral or Heal Estate Security.
R. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. r. Hull, Lu Simon,
E. W. Hurst, . J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jaekson and Hunt ,
have a complete
81 to II
Dongola button and lace, patent tip, "1 1 C
8.1 toll ImU
Dongola lace, kid tip, 8A to 11, J 25
Misses' Dongola lace, 11 to 2, J 25
Misses Box Calf, lace and button, 25
Misses' Dongola, lace, and button, "1 Q
Misses' Dongola lace, patent or kid EJQ
' tip. ......... , -
Baby's good shues '