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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1902
Published Dally anaJWeelcly at 1SS4 Secona
Avenue, Bock Island, I1L, Entered at the
PMtofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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have real name attached for publication. No
anch articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
hip In Bock Island connty.
Saturday, October 18.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHX L. PICKEKING.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
AXSOX L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
DK. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative Fourteenth Dis
trict, .1. V. LUSK.
For Representative Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM II. MOORE.
For County Judge,
For County Clerk,
GEORGE W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
The republicans are shouting "Let
well enough alone." A more appro
priate republican battle cry would be
'"Give the trusts a chance."
Attorney General Knox seems to be
the man who is sent out by the re
publican Kagin to steal the demo
cratic idea of how to bust the trusts
The claim department of the repub
lican party is getting ready to tnkt
all the glory of having settled the
strike if it ever happeus to get settled.
It is well enough to give President
Roosevelt all due credit for what he
has done in settling the coal strike.
Kut before we fall down and worship
him it might be well enough, as the
Springfield Republican-Register sug
gests, to wait and see vhether or not
he has toted fair in the make-up of
Cornelius Donovan is the riht man
for sheriff, lie did not receive his
nomination through political trick
cry and is not the representative of
an already overfed office holder. Thy
nomination went to him unsolicited,
ami if elected he will be unhampered
in the management of the office. In
other words, with Con Donovan us
sheriff there will be a new man in the
The pustoftice department will pritb
ably make a profit of between $40,000
and $50,000 this year from the sales
of stamp books. The books have only
been in u.-e for a comparatively short
period and have proven so profitable
and convenient an article of sale that
considerable anxiety was caused to
department officials by the recent
controversy with the bureau of en
graving and printing regarding the
oor quality of paraftine paper used
in the books, which caused the
stamps to stick to the leaves and
rendered them useless. Numerous
complaints were received at the de
partment and the sales of books fell
off considerably. Now, however, the
bureau i furnishing a much higher
grade of the paper and the sales have
Republican Admission as to the In
Despite the fact that when the test
has come, the Chicago Tribune has
invariably sacrificed principle for the
sake of party, that paper has always
adhered to the doctrine of tariff re
vision, and hence the significance and
importance of its admission as to the
effect ff protection in the control of
the coal situation. The Tribune now
joins in the appeal of the democrats
for the repeal of the duty on coal s
a means of curbing the power of mo
nopoly, as witness the following from
its editorial columns:
"Senator Lodge opposed the plac
ing of a Canadian reciprocity plank
.in the Massachusetts state platform,
but he isi for reciprocity with Canada
as regards coal. He said last Satur
day: 'I hope that in congress next
winter u bill will go through taking
the duty off Canadian coal, provided
Canada agrees to take the duty oil
our Coal.' The senator desires free
coal, so that the New Englrnd manu
facturers may have cheap power, and
the industries of that section may
revive. The other day Eugene Fobs,
the republican candidate in the Elev
enth congressional district, said:.
We. (in New England) use-60,000,000
tons of bituminous coal a year and
pay $1 to $1.25 a ton more for coal
than they do in Pennsylvania. Hut
with free coal we would be even and
our great iron industries, which we
have lost, would be revived.
"The free admission of Canadian
coal would have under ordinary con
ditions almost the same effect as the
free admission of coal from all parts
of the world. . During the fiscal yeur
11(01 the value of coal imported was
$3.3H0,OO0. and of that $4,200,000 came
from the dominion. The Pacific coast
is the greater importer of foreign
coal. It. took $3,380,000 worth from
British Columbia and $790,000 worth
from Australia. Free Canadian coal
would be as great a boon to the ii
dustries of California as of Mass:i
chusetts. ... - - o. -
"While the United States, in spite
of the duty, buys considerable Cana
dian coal, the Canadians buy in spite
of the dominion duty a greater quail
tity of American coal. For the fiscal
year 1001 they bought $7,070,000 worth
of anthracite and $f,U.l0,((00 worth oi
bituminous coal. If there were to be
a reciprocal reeal of duties the
Americans would continue thip to
Canada much more coal than they
would take from there.
"The mine owners of the great soft
coal producing states will not protest
against that reciprocity. The Wilsofs
tariff law reduced the soft coal dut
from 75 cents a ton to 40 cents. When
the Dingley law. raising the duty to
67 cents, was before congress, a pro
test from the leading mining com
panies in Ohio ami some other states
was submitted. Among the signer.-.
were M. A. Ha una At Co. The petition
said the dominion of Canada is our
best and practically our only foreig'i
market tor coal. 1 lie lomimon is
still the best market. Of 7.075.000 tons
of coal imported in 1!M)1. the dominion
took 5.140.UOO tons. It would take
much more if there were free trade
"The repeal of the Canadian and
American coal duties would increase
the consumption of American coal in
Canada and would benefit Americai.
consumers of coal, especially in New
England uud on the Pacific coast. It
would also be a curb on the hard coal
monopolists. They should go."
Man ofExperience Wanted for Coun
There is no ortice within the gift of
the eople in the control of which it
is more desirable, or indeed, more es
sential, that the right kind of a man
be placed than that of connty treas
urer. Honest motive is not the only
requisite where the tax payers are
choosing the keeper of -their strong
box. The tax payer owes it to him
self that he weigh the worth and cap
abilities of the applicants just as he
would were he deciding a question
affecting hi business or private af
fairs. As an instance, no one has
ever questioned the honesty and
rightness of the present county
treasurer, I. E. Cox. Ample test:
monv has been given to this fact in
the unreserved expressions of sympa
thy and good will that have attended
themi.sfortiMiethat has overtaken him
in the loss of a tremendous sum of the
taxpayers money through a plain
case of mismanagement of the all im
portant office of county treasurer.
Through no deliberate fault on his
own part, thousands of dollars of the
people's money have been squandered
and Mr. Cox, has lost the savings of a
life time; and all account of the con
duct of his deputy in whom too mucl.
confidence was reposed.
The lesson to be drawn from this
state of affairs is that the people
should elect to the office of county
treasurer, not only an honest mau,
but one who through experience and
qualification is competent to attend
strictly to the office aild not, be oblig
ed to rely upon a subordinate to dis
charge the duties.
In his conduct of the office of dep
uty internal revenue collector George
W. Henry, the democratic candidate
for county treasurer, applied himself
studiously to the prescribed duties,
and did not entrust any part of his
work to others. He looked after
matters himself, and consequently at
the end of each day knew everything
that was going on.. If Mr. Henry is
elected county treasurer he will be
county treasurer. He will know
what is going on.
Miserable Pittance the Miners Re
If we are to accept even the state
ment of President 15aer, the average
day's wages for 26,270 men employed
at the Reading mines is $1.89. The av
erage annual wage, therefore, would
be $296.20. President Mitchell, of the
Mine Workers union, affirms, how
ever, that the annual wage is not in
excess of $248. And from this amount
he deducts $100, the charge for rents,
the cost of powder and oil and the
annual fee to the company's .doctor.
The miner's net annual wage is, there
fore, about $14. The figures cited
by President Mitchell are probably
the correct ones. He has offered to
substantiate them if the company
shall permit him to investigate the
The miner has $148 to spend annual
ly for food, clothing and fuel. If he
is absent from work through sickness
or other causes he does not earn this
much. Doubtless the correspondent
will conclude, along with every other
sane American, that these wages are
not sufficient. The head of a family
can well appreciate the difficulty he
would have in supporting his wife and
children and educating the latter on
the munificent amount of $148 a year.
The injustice the miners suffer from
is glaringly apparent when his wage
earnings are considered, and thia
notwithstanding the fact that the oc
cupation is among the most hazard
ous in fact and cheerless in a general
sense in which man may employ- him
It is the hour when sunset glows
Across the river's breast,
When evening folds the weary world
To quietude and rest.
When sky and wave, as in a dream
Have turned to chrysolite.
Ant" like an opal, fire and tint.
Seems all the summer night.
The sunset hour: dear heart, I fain
Would watch with you tonight.
The gold met into opal tints,
And fade into the night.
In eves to come, when all the sky
A chrysolite shall be.
Will you recall this sunset-time,
And sometimes think of me?
Gussie Packard Dul.ois.
Tlt- UrutlrnPH of Srr'.
Hundreds of seals made Nelson Is
land, in the south Shetland group, look
black ns night as we approached. They
disported themselves in the water and
played upon the shore. In wonder, not
alarm, they stared at lis .-is we drew
near in a small loat. We leaped on
shore among them. Still they looked,
at us In dumb curiosity- I was as
much impressed as were the seals and
stared ns hard at them in an answer
"Come, old fellow," said young So
bral, approaching one of the large
seals with outstretched hand.
It edged away a few feet.
"Move on, then." he said, smacking
It on the back with his open hand.
It edged a little farther away, look
ing over Its shoulder with an injured
air. Hut it made no attempt to seek
safety. A mere plunge into the water
would have brought freedom from any
danger. Several leopard seals were"
shot by our party, and their fellows
gathered, around them, wondering why
they lay so motionless and staring at
us with wide, pathetic eyes. Inde
pendent. Unr ou the Collesve Man.
Say," said the short, stout man, '"l
want to know something. You know
there are lots of dialects in the United
States and lots of funny words, and I
can't tell what Is right and what isn't.
Now, for Instance, one of those lteu
beus from down east was showing me
his turnout, and he sioke of 'that air
horse' and 'this 'ere wagon.'
"That's wrong, awful bad form," in
terjected the young man fresh from
college who had been listening lntently
for a chance to display his wisdom.
"Well, then." replied the stout man,
with the satisfied twinkle of a success
ful plotter, "I suppose I can't say that
I don't like that air from yon open
window on this car."
"Oh. come on! The lunch is ou me
again." said the college man as the of
fice clock struck an even dozen and
the pretty typewriter gave a convul
sive choke. New York Tribune.
He Got Ilia I'rlce.
Robbie, the beadle of Kilwinning,
ouce had to dig a grave for the wife of
a well to do but niggardly farmer.
When all was over, the farmer as
sured Hobble that he was obliged to
him for the trouble he had taken.
"Oh." said Robbie, ' there's nae sense
in that, ye ken. It's just four and sax-
"Four and saxpence! I thought you
beadles did this for nothing."
"Oh, faith, no. I just ay get four
"I'll not give 30U four and saxpence.
I'll give you half a crown."
"Faith, I'll no tak it."
"Well, if you'll not take half a crown
you'll get nothing."
"Very weel," said Robbie, digging
his spade into the grave. "Dod. up
she comes!" Robbie got his four and
Spoke From Experience.
Fond Mother Now, look here,
George! I want you to break off with
that girl. She Is very pretty and all
that, but I know her too well to want
you to risk your life and happiness by
marrying her. Why, she knows no
more about housekeeping than I do
about Greek not a bit.
George Perhaps not, but she can
Mother After marriage is rather late
for that, George.
George But you said yourself that
you did not know a thing about house
keeping until after you were married.
Mother Very true, George, and your
poor father died of dyspepsia twenty
The WalUloa; Fern.
The walking fern has a most original
way of getting over the ground. It
bends its sleuder frond and starts a
root by extending the tip of the mid
rib. So it sets up a new plant and is
anchored fast on all sides by its rooted
frond tips, covering the ground with a
rich carpet of verdure. The variety of
runners along the grouud is as great as
the climber. All motion of the plant
Is a form of growth. The plant grows
by day and by night, but more by day,
as light and heat are incentives to
America's Famous Beauties.
Look with horror on skin erup
tions, blotches,' sores, pimples. They
don't have them, nor will anyone,
who uses Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It
glorifies the face. Eczema or salt
rheum vanish before it. It cures
sore lips, chapped hands, chilblains.
Infallible for piles. 25 cents, at Hart 25
& Ullemeyer's drug store.
It's a mist'ake to imagine that itch
ing piles can't be enrol; a mistake to
suffer a day longer than you can
help. Doan's Ointment brings instant
relief and permanent cure. At any
drug store, 50 cents. -
DAILY SHORT STORY
On the Steps of the Scaffold.
It was moonset, a blood red crescent
Blnking Into a band of yellow just over
the roofs of Londou. The day had been
a holiday, for King Henry VIII. had
divorced his queen, Anne Boleyn, not
by process of law, but by the ax. And
now from many a chimney smoke rose
on the still air while housewives be
neath were preparing the evening meal.
AH London had attended the execu
tion, and all Iondon was hungry.
The young Earl of Emberton, who
since childhood hnd been In France,
had just returned and was passing
over Tower hill. Before him against
the yellow strip loomed the silhouette
scaffold, the sinking moon at the mo
ment standing above It, Its lower horn
seeming to rest upon the block where
that day had been bowed the head of
the young queen.
"Singular." muttered the earl, "that
the red crescent should be In that posi
tion." As he drew near the scaffold he
heard a low moan and then noticed for
the first time, seated on the lowest
step, a woman, her head bent to her
knees, her face buried in her hands.
"Madam," he said, greatly surprised.
"I marvel to find you in this grewsouie
place at such an hour. How came you
The woman raised her head, and Eni-iM-rtou
saw that she was young ami
comely. She was not weeping, yet on
her face was a strange distress. Her
costume was rich, denoting that she
was of high degree, her robe being of
silk, though without any adornment
whatever. Around her neck was a
broad black velvet band, but even from
this no jewel or trinket was suspended.
'Oh, sir." she said, "take me away!
I was here with the crowd today, and
when it was over all went to their
homes but I. It was cruel to leave me
"But your menials? If your friends
deserted you. surely those dependent
upon your bounty"
"They all went together, and I,
dazed by the multitude, the solemn
words of the man of God. the grim
figure of the execution, the glitter of
the ax in the sun. must have fallen
Into a swoon, for I have only just now
come to consciousness."
"I cannot Imagine," said the earl,
perplexed, "how your friends and
servants could have been so brutal."
"Brutal! Can you expect tenderness
from a people whose king's divorces
are written in blood V"
"Come away," said the young man.
"You are trembling; you are faint.
Your mind must be diverted at once
from this bitter experience."
"Where shall I go?" she asked, fixing
despairing eyes upon him.
"To your people."
"Ob. my people!" she said, a wail in
her voice.' "Do you think that they
would welcome me after what occur
red today V"
"Then you must come with me," said
the earl. "To stay here another hour
would drive you to a madhouse."
In Emberton's heart suddenly, with
out requiring time to develop, there
was born a great love for this desolate
being who had passed through so
strange an ordeal. Since she did not
move he sat down beside her. A
chill wind made her shiver, and he
folded his cloak around her, leaving
his arms about the cloak. Ills eyes
fell upon the band at ber neck, and as
his hand rested upon her shoulder. he
took the ribbon in his fingers and
moved it Just so far that in the dim
light he saw what he thought was a
fine red line. She drew his hand away.
Hers was as cold as ice.
"Ge with me." he pleaded. "You are
cold and desolate. 1 will warm your
heart with mine. I will make you for
get this dreadful place. I will take yon
to sunny France. This dreary town is
not fit for one so delicate, so sensitive.
In France there are no troubles. The
court and the nobles live in bright Par-
Is, with its gardens, while the peasants
tread the purple grajM-s in the wine
vats, singing gayly. I came from there
only today. We will go back together."
She turned her eyes upon his and
seenied to drink in every word. He
fancied a color coming into the pale
cheek; that the icy hand he held in his
was less cold.
"I will go with you," she said, "and
love you forever, but first let me take
one last look at the block."
"No, no," he cried; "no more of
death! Come rather into life."
Despite his pleadings she moved up
the steps, looking back at him wistful
ly. He held her hand, but It seemed to
slip from his as if It were unreal. He
caught at her robe, but It was flutter
ing In the wind and eluded his grasp.
"Listen," she said, pausing.
It seemed that he could hear a low
murmuring of many voices. Then all
She moved ou. mounting each step
heavily, as if weighted with lead, till
she had reached the platform. Then,
waving her hand to him as if In adieu,
she kneeled and placet! her head upon
Kmbertou fancied he heard some
thing moving swiftly through the air,
a thud as of steel entering wood.
The next morning at daylight as the
watch moved across Tower hill he dis
covered the Earl of Emberton lying In
a stupor at the foot of the scaffold. He
was taken to his home, where he lay
for months with a diseased brain, and
when his reason returned he left Lon
don forever. Even In his beloved
France he found neither health nor
happiness. No one save a menial was
ever admitted to his bedroom, and aft-,
er his death a portrait was discovered
above his mantel his sovereign's be
headed queen, Anne Boleyn.
F. A. MITCHEL.
Miebt l'e a Trlfjf
L( "teli if if
He Can't you hear how my heart
beats with love for you?
She If you sat a little closer, perhaps
I could. New York Journal.
Blatter of Principle.
Daisy Chance Yes. I used to get my
riding costumes from him. but they
didn't fit, so 1 stopped.
Duzzie Knowitt Oh, I see; you didn't
want to get into bad habits! Chicago
"Hello, where you goir.g with' that
piece of masonry?"
"It's a sample of the house I think of
buying. I'm going to show it to my
The End In Sight.
Frond Tather What do you think
of that, professor? Her master says
he can't teach her anything more.
Professor Ach, zat is goot. Zere
will be some limit!
J m. sW ft
"I hear youse is been .snyin' youse
kin lick me. Now, wot ycr goin' ter
do about it?"
"Gee! I fink I'll put in er plea of
insanity." New York Journal.
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GUSTAFSON (L HAYES.
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President. Vice President. Cashier
Central Trust and Savings Baijk
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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