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THE AKGUS, MOINDAY, NOVEMBER lO, 1902.
THE AEG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 16S4 Second
a venue. Bock Island. 111. Entered at tne
Fostofflce as Second-class matter.)
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Monday, November 10.
Democratic Reorganization In Itock
Island County Necessary.
If the democratic party is inspired
by the sincere earnestness that
should ever characterize it, in its
hopes for future success, it must
make a change in its general leader
ship. It must delegate its control to
other hands than those now in
charge. A more forcible illustra
tion of one man power, misplaced at
that, it would be difficult to present
than that afforded by the direction of
the democratic party's affairs in Rock
Island county during the recent cam
paign. And the experience as well as
the, consequences should serve as a
lesson to the party. It should be
heeded as a recorded warning not on
ly to avoid, but to determine to avoid
a repetition of what has happened.
When John P. Looney aspired to
the democratic nomination for the
office of minority representative in
this district, he had, despite the fact
that there were those emphatically
opposed to his ambition, the same op
portunity of success that was the
privilege of other democrats seeking
the nomination. Mr. Looney was: will
ing to go out and make a fight tor
what he desired. lie made a hard,
open campaign, and as a result was
entitled to what he could get out of
it. lie failed in his chief aspiration,
but his show of strength, under the
circumstances, was sufficient to give
him a prestige that W. It. Moore, the
Moline candidate for the legislative
indorsement, recognized in advance of
the convention, and a combination
was entered into between the two.
This resulted in Mr. Moore receiving
the indorsement for representative
and Mr. Looney in return the control
of party affairs, not only in so far as
it pertained to this county, but sena-
torially and congressionally as well
Kealiziug that Mr. Looney had a right
to make his showing as a party
leader and to have the enjoyment of
such rewards as he could win for his
efforts. The Argus took no issue with
him until after the democratic state
convention. There Mr. Looney went
as the head of the Hock Island county
delegation. In that connection his
political methods, to say nothing of
his political blunders, were such that
no party institution could fail to dis
approve of without neglect of party
duty. Without the slightest provo
cation and totally disregarding the
fairness that-had been shown him by
every factor in the party in his own
county, Mr. Looney deliberately in
vited disruption in the party at home
and in the Thirty-third senatorial dis
trict by aiming a blow at influences
that had stood in no way in the light
of his own political advancement.
The Argus had no hesitancy not only
in. deprecating but condemning
such a policy as Mr. Looney pursued
at Springfield as entirely unwarrant
ed, and as opening the way to discord
in the ranks of the party that might
as 'readily have been avoided. Subse
quent events, the natural consequence
of the hostility toward Mercer coun
ty, have amply sustained the Argus
expressed view of the situation.
It is not necessary to enter into
lengthy discussion of all that has de
veloped to emphasize the penalty that
the democracy of Rock Island county
has paid for permitting itself to be
entrusted to the rule or ruin policy
of one man control.
The loss to the county democracy
of the only office the party was cer
tain of filling1 that of minority repre
sentative was one thing.
The failure through the delay occa
sioned by the strife provoked with
Mercer county to give the party a
candidate for senator until the eve of
election was another thing.
The long delay in securing a candi
date for congress who would run un
der the circumstances, and the nt-
tendant spectacle of a democratic
congressional committee sitting be
hind closed doors at Monmouth, and
accomplishing nothing at that, was
another incident that was sufficient
to dishearten a party.
. The failure to complete the county
ticket which went before the 'people
half-heartedly, with but three candi
dates, and one of them an
announced republican, was enough
to handicap the two regular
democrats on the ticket, not
withstanding that they were two o
the best that the party could havt
produced in the entire length and
breadth of the county.
A county committee, although led
uy one who sought earnestly and, it
is believed, conscientiously to do his
full duty for the advantage of the en
tire ticket, without funds for the
prosecution of legitimate campaign
work until the very day cf election,
when a few representative democrats
took upon themselves the responsibil
ity of standing for what was neces
sary to keep the county ticket from
going by default, would have discour
aged most party workers, however
zealous they might have been.
The establishment of a press d-
junct that was given carte blanche to
pour out through the columns of re
publican papers screed that was fur
nished from the inner circle of dem
ocratic control by one whose passion
for seeing his ideas in print has
become chronic, resulted constantly
in imprinting dirt- earmarks on the
columns of the opposition papers.
The systematic knifing at the polls
of the regular nominee on the ticket
for representative, and the support
of a socialistic candidate for the
same office was attended by the. di
verting of votes that would otherwise
come to the democratic county ticket.
to that of the socialistic party.
Not only in realization of some
thing of the extent to which the dem
ocratic . party has suffered through
the sins of omission as well as of com
mission in temporary mismanagement
does The Argus, in response to its
duty, sound this warning. Second to
what tire party has suffered, this pa
per s own experience in seeking to
serve faithfully and to the best of its
abilities its party under all circum
stances, lias been of such a nature as
to justify this position. Few can per
haps realize the difficulties that at
tend a newspaper's efforts to serve
any constituency when that constitu
ency refuses to be served. Men and
leaders have a right to their opinions
and they may harbor resentment of
criticism if they will, but those who
aspire to leadership and control can
not, if they would be true to a trust,
become so warped as to ignore al
else for the mere gratification of the
spirit of vindictiveness. The Argus
has sought to be fair to Mr. Looney,
as it has to all others identified with
the interests of the democratic party
It has endeavored to follow the will
of the democratic party as 'well as to
lead in the carrying out of that will
but it declines to give its approbation
to a continuation of the present con
trol of the party's affairs in Rock Isl
The democratic party should con
sider itself through, once and for all
with such methods as have been pur
The present 'combination has been
tried and found wanting. It is time
to reform the party in Rock Island
Of all the hypocrites in the United
States the Massachusetts species take
the cake. That state is the nest of re
publicanism and of that kind of re
publicans who hold up their hands m
holy horror at the failure of the dem
ocrats of the south to admit the ne
gro to equity in all their affairs. Thej
howl at every illustration negro os-
racizing bv the southern pople, and
set the negro upon a pedestal as a
martyr to the cause of human liberty
11 this is mere sham. Ihe Massa-
Jmsetts republicans hold the colored
man in contempt, and have less use
for him even than the southerners.
An illustration of this is shown by
the treatment accorded the refined
and cultured daughter of the famous
educator, Uooker T. Washington, by
the students, tutors and faculty of
Wellesley college. She was a student
at that eollege last year, and the
"color line" was then drawn to a pain
ful extent. This year she has failed
to re-enter Wellesley as a sopho
more, and IT IS said lliui tne ifiismi
is that her presence there divided the
college into factions, many of the
students refusing to associate with
the negro student at all.
Here is an institution of learning
twenty miles from Faneuil hall.
where a sin gle member of the colored
race distinguished. .by refinement and
ntelligence and of the gentler sex.
cannot be received on terms of equity.
nd vet the people of Massachusetts
are emphatic of the dispraise of Ihe
whites of the south who draw the
'color line" against a numerous black
contingent not. possessed of refine
ment and intelligence.
The republicans of Massachusetts
are whited sepulchers. Hut how much
better are they in other states?
It appears that the kingdom of Den
mark has decided that it is not right
to sell sovereignty over a people. The
government of the republic of the
United States under modern republi
can control, which sought to acquire
by purchase that sovereignty, has no
compunctions of conscience on the
subject of buying sovereignty over
the people and enforcing the title
with battleships, cannon and the bay
fViniioiittu ,-ur cicrrwwl 111 Omm'v
bist. week between a svndicate of
(Juiney capitalists and the firm of
l'.racefv. Howard & to., of Ihi-
cago, for the building of an interur-
ban electric line from Qumcy via
l!nshville to l'.eardstown. and from
Quincy to Niota. where connection
will ii niMilf with the Santa re. It
will require $,000,000 for construc
tion and equipment.
Congressman I5en F. Caldwell, of
the Louisville district, has been re
elected by a good, big majority. Ac
cording to the official returns from
the entire district he is elected by a
majority of nearly 4,000. In Sanga
mon county Congressman Caldwell's
maioritv was 1,7H1. The voters al
ways find in lien. F. Caldwell an ex
cellent man and candidate to rall;
Peoria, since the sale of the Herald
Traseript to a republican syndicate.
has no daily democratic paper pub-
lished in the Fnglish language. And
Peoria is not like a town that would
not be made more healthy by a- dem
ocratic paper with plenty of brains
energy and cash back of it.
The real motive of Congressman
Henderson's withdrawal as a candi
date for reelection is now apparent
He wants to be governor of Iowa and
imagines that posing as a martyr to
principle will help his chances mi
Uncle Hank Watterson thinks we
Old as well as we could have hoped
and he looks forward to I'.HH with
the confidence of a man that has
money to stack up!
Senator Spooner will now proceed
to size up what is coming to him for
eing a good. Samaritan to Lafollette
during the recent campaign.
And now Pierpont Morgan is accus
ed of playing solitaire. Must a man
be abused and ridiculed just because
he has money?
That promised cold wave evidently
froze up somewhere between here and
the north pole.
They are already beginning to re
fer "to the late Speaker Henderson."
Asleep Amid Flames.
Breaking into a blazing home, some
firemen lately dragged the sleeping
inmates from death. Fancied securi
ty, and death near. It's that way
when you neglect coughs and colds,
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J. X. Patterson, night policeman of
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DAILY SHORT STORY
A Treasure of India.
Copyright. 1902. by C. B. Lewis.
The treasure hidden at the time of
the Indian mutiny was only a year ago
estimated at $100,000,000.
In 1SCS I was on a commission of
three officers, headed by a Mr. Grant,
to Inspect the leniplo at lihecta, the
government offering to rebuild it. lie
fore reaching the place it was reported
to us that spirits had taken possession
of the ruins. Strange lights were seen
at uight, and the sound of stones be
ing moved was heard. We paid uo
attention to these stories and camped
near the desolated town.
The site was covered with shrubs
and grass and vines, and here and
there were gloves of young trees. No
tigers had been seen in that neighbor
hood for years, but the place looked
like a paradise for panthers, wolves,
hyenas and serpents. That evening,
while we were settling down In our
new quarters, a number of stones from
unseen assailants" were suddenly
thrown with great force at one of the
natives who had strayed beyond the
limits of the camp, hitting him on the
head and knocking him insensible for
several minutes. The missiles came
from a thicket between us and the
first ruins of the town, aud after we
liad located the direction we tired a
volley froui our guns and put an end
to the disturbance. The native serv
ants were thrown into a state of great
consternation, believing and arguing
that our presence had offended the
spirits keeping guard over the ruins,
and but for Mr. Grant's threats the
crowd would have bolted and left us.
"I think I see into this business." he
explained to us after the servants had
been quieted down. "These ruins have
either been taken possession of by a
band of robbers or there is a party
here hunting for treasure. In either
case our presence Is undesirable, and
that demonstration was to drive us
away. We'll try to make it a bad Job
for them, whoever they are."
Soon after daylight one of the na
tives, who now had recovered a iortlou
of his natural courage, inspected the
shrubbery and found plenty of evi
dence that it had been occupied by men
during the nijdit. Some of the stones
thrown nt us were found to have been
freshly broken from large blocks.
After breakfast the five of us moved
down on the head of the village, leav
ing the camp in charge of the natives.
Opposite the ruins of the temple we
entered the thicket, Mr. Grant leading
and the rest of us following In Indian
file. We had not advanced a huudred
feet when we heard sobs and moans
from both sides of us, and one would
have sworn that a dozen women In dis
tress were wandering about.
The sounds appeared quite close to
us, yet we could not detect the pres
ence of a human being. Suddenly as
we continued to push ahead the thicket
echoed such screams and shrieks that
rny knees gave out, and I had to clutch
a-limb to surport me. I expected to be
ridiculed for my exhibit, but the others
came to a halt, with serious faces, and
the engineer said:
''I'm blessed if the sounds don't give
me a chill, though I know it's all a
blooming trick of the gatig to keep us
out. There must be a lot of men In
A block of stone which seemed to be
four feet long, a foot thick and three
wide was lying in the grass within
four feet of us as we stood In a group,
This block suddenly stood on end. rose
into the air fully six feet and then fell
to the earth with a Jar which made
things tremble. I tell you simply what
five of us saw or thought we saw,
What sort of jugglery It was I don't
pretend to say. but it was jugglery of
some sort, of course. Directly after the
stone fell four or five large pieces of
rock came crashing about our ears.
aud all beat a speedy retreat.
A messenger was dispatched at once
to Bheeta, which is a military post.
but it was three days before the sol
diers came up. There were ninety of
them, and though we heard nothing
further from the treasure hunters
while waiting we felt sure they were
still among the ruins. The troops cn
tered from three different directions.
having orders to shoot down anything
they sighted, but the whole place was
beaten up and only one native found,
He was lying among the ruins of the
temple with a broken leg. lie was a
Sholaga from the hills, and after hav
lng been carried to camp and his in
juries attended to he talked freely.
The party had numbered fifty men
and had been working for two weeks
when we appeared. The leader had
been told of the existence of a cavern
under the ruins of the temple, aud they
had labored hard in their efforts to
reach it. As we afterward saw for
ourselves, they had moved at least a
thousand tons of debris before opening
the cavern. Their appliances were of
the rudest sort, and everything had
been accomplished by main strength.
The cavern was found the day the sol
diers came, and In opening it this na
tive had been hurt His friends had
abandoned him deliberately, but he
bore them no grudge. On the contrary,
he was gratified to know that the treas
ure had escaped the English. When
asked as to Its value, his eyes sparkled
Joyously, and he answered:
"Sahib, there were millions! Over
thirty men had each a heavy load and
made ready to carry when I fainted
away. It would hare mad ft hundred
Englishmen rich for life."
We found the cavern to be a room
8 feet long, G feet broad and 10 high.
It had been swept clean. Tho native
6a id it was nearly full of gold and sil
ver and plate and Jewelry. . If so, tho
gross value was a tremendous big sum,
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