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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1902.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1684 Second
Avenae, Rock Island, 111. Entered at the
Putofflce as Second-class matter.
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Tuesday, November 11.
Even when it comes to participation
in democratic politics, tlie poor olil
Union is found once more with the
Saturday Minister Wu pave the
state department notice of his recall
to China and the appointment of his
successor. Wu is a little late. It was
all in the papers two months ago.
. Despite the fact that in Iowa, as
well as in Illinois, the little as well as
the preat guns are booming for the
Danville politician for speaker of the
next house. Cannon may also be fired
when the final, bombardment comes.
The Chicago Teachers federation
has voted to join the Central Labor
union and demand higher pay. This
coupled with the pupils strike now
going on will make things so strenu
ous that the small boy will feel that
going to school is more fun than play
ing hooky and going fishing.
The morning paper is off as usual.
It entirely mistakes the attitude of
The Argus with reference to the tem
porary control of the democratic par
ty in Kock Iland county. It is not a
case of rebellion, simple thing, it is
one of repudiation, through and
The New York state supreme court
lias decided that express companies
cannot limit their liability for loss
through negligence by printing limi
tation statements on receipts, iom
I'latt, who made all his money in liie
express business and carries New
York law-givers and executives in the
hollow of his hand, seems to have
overlooked a bet in the supreme court
. The county seat fight in Hancock
county is at white heat. Warsaw has
raised a subscription of $SO,000 for
the erection ot a court house and jaii
provided Warsaw is made the county
seat instead of Carthage. The money
was deposited Saturday with the I li 11-
Dodge Hanking company, and
the bank has issued a certified check
for $su,0u!), payable to the chairman
of the board of supervisors on re
moval of the county seat to Warsaw.
The election is on today and it is
A few days ago Cornelius Yander
bilt, Jr., stoked a big Atlantic type
engine on the New York Central from
New York to Albany, arriving hot,
dirty, tired, but triumphant. Mr. Van
derbilt has already shown that he
can occupy with perfect safety to the
passengers and with perfect satisfac
tion to the managers of the road, the
engineer's scat on the same engine.
The reason he took the position of
fireman was to determine, from actu
al experience, the good points nnt
the defects of the firebox of which
he is the inventor. "Not a few be
lieve that the day is coming when the
supreme master of the New York
Central system, both as expert, busi
ness man. mechanic operator, is again
to be a Cornelius Yanderbilt. The
yung man deserves the highest ceo
miums from Americans who appreci
ate his pluck, laud his ambitions and
begrudge him not one penny of his
That Coal Duty.
Nobody will deny that Kichard Ol
ney is a good lawyer, ami in his re
cent speech to the democratic club of
Massachusetts he made the following
emphatic statement as to the anthra
cite coal roads of Pennsylvania :
"Yet who are they who were so in
sistent upon the suppression of law
lessness in the mining regions? Why,
the most unblushing and persistent
lawbreakers. For years they hsfve de
fied the law of Pennsylvania which
forbids common carriers engaging in
the business of mining. For years
they have discriminated between cus
tomers in the freight charges tn their
railroads in violation of the inter
state commerce law. For years they
,have unlawfully monopolized inter
state commerce in violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law.
"The members of the United States
senate had full knowledge of this law
lessness when, on .Tune .10, ISO", they
were called upon to vote on Senator
Allison's amendment putting a tariff
on anthracite coal. The democrats in
the senate protested against it. Sen
ator Allen said:
"'Why exclude coal from elsewhere
and levy, upon the poor people of the
Atlantic seaboard and other portions
of the United States a tariff in addi
tion to the original cost of the coal,
and compel every fireside in the thir
teen million and a half homes of the
United States to pay tribute to a few
owners of coal mines? There is no
sense in it, there is no excuse for it,
there is no reason to support it, ex
cepting the bare reason that friends
are to be rewarded in a bill of this
'That was the only reason there
was for it. The anthracite trust hni
friends in the senate and they were
determined to make a donation to it.
Everybody understood the purpose of
the hill, as is shown by the official,
"Senator Vest said: 'A I under
stand this proposed amendment, it
makes an entire revolution in the tax
ation upon coal. It puts anthracite
coal upon the dutiable list, although
a cursory examination of the para
graph would not leave that impres
sion. I have not the amendment be
fore me. but my recollection of it is
that there is a duty of C7 cents on all
bituminous coal having less than li
ner cejit of carbon, which would in
clude anthracite coal.'
"Senator Allison replied: On coal
containing less than 1)2 per cent of
carbon the duty proposed is C7 cents
"Senator Vest said: 'That puts a
duty upon anthracite coal.
"Then the whole coal situation was
gone over in debate and at its con
clusion the amendment imposing this
iluty was adopted by a vote of 31 to
24, cery republican voting for it."
Part of the Individual In Politics.
Now that the campaign is over,
Ilryan's Commoner calls attention to
facts pertinent to every community
which are as important as good gov
ernment, and which in effect are that
much remains for the individual to do.
Xo government. However good, can save
a citizen from the punishment which
ftdlows evil doing, and no govern
ment, however bail, can entirely rob
a citizen of the reward which meri
torious conduct earns. Under anv
government, however good, the cit
en who is idle and slothful will lag
behind the one who is diligent and at
tentive to business; under any gov
ernment, however good, the citizen
who destroys his strength by dissipa
tion will fare badly as compared with
the one who leads a temperate life:
under any government, however good.
the citizen who wastes his substance
in riotous living will come out at last
to husks, while the one who econo
mizes and saves is laying the founda
tion of a fortune. While under any
government, however bad. those who
have high ideals, who exercise self
restraint and who persevere in their
labors will surpass those who live
from hand to mouth and surrender to
appetite and passion that supremacy
which should be held by head and
Government mav raise or lower the
general level, but the position which
any given person occupies with rela
tion to his fellows depends, as a gen
eral rule, more upon himself than up
on any law.
Then, too, reform legislation can
only be secured by cooperation among
manv, while each one can reform him
self without asking the aid or con
sent of anyone else, just as anyone
can throw himself away in spite of all
that others can do.
Without abating his interest in po
litical reforms, without abandoning
his efforts for social reforms, each
one can resolve to make the most of
every talent and opportunity, and,
tinder the inspiration of a high pur
pose, devote every energy of , body,
head and heart to the work of life,
finding pleasure in usefulness and
compensation in the consciousness of
Kager for a Change.
The position taken by The Argus of
last evening, that the time has arrived
for a change in the control of the af
fairs of the democratic party in Hock
Island, has found a responsive chord
in the hearts of all party members
who look unselfishly to the best inter
ests of tlieir political organization
The methods in general that have
lecn pursued since the last county
convention, as referred to in detail
last evening, are self-condemnatory.
The one man control has had its in
ning and has failed to score.
The party is not. only ready but
eager for a change.
A magazine thirt3" years old: The
Christinas (December) number of The
Delineator is also the thirtieth anni
versary number. To do justice to
this number, which for beauty and
utility touches the highest mark, it
would be necessary to print the en
tire list of contents. It is sufficient
to state that in it the best modern
writers and articles are generously
represented. The book contains over
230 pages, with 34 full-page illustra
tions, of which 20 are in two or more
colors. The magnitude of this Dec-ember
number, for which 728 tons
of paper and six tons of ink have been
used, may be understood from the
fact that 91 presses running 14 hours
a day, have been required to print it;
the binding alone of the edition of
9 IS ,000 representing over 20.000,000
sections which had to be gathered
individually by human hand.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
Copyright. lD01,,by D. II. Talmadge.
The worm turned on the morning of
Sarah Shaw's death. He sat upon a
box hidden from the street by a lilac
bush. Ills attitude was that of ono
who mourns, but the expression of his
face was that of triumph, strenuously
subdued. A hand was placed on his
shoulder presently, but he did uot look
"Yes, Martha." he said.
"Won't you come in and have a bite
to eat, Jim? Benjamin's hero, and
we'd best arrange about the funeral."
The worm stood up and threw back
"I made all the arrangement; Mar
tha, lief ore you came."
Ills sister gazed at him, a bewilderetl
expression In her eyes, her tongue tied
with sudden amazement. Hrother Jim
had actually gone ahead and done
something on his own responsibility.
Jim Shaw, seeing her wonder, under
stood and smiled.
"Yes. Martha; I think I'll look after
my own affairs now." There was an
instant's hesitation, and he cleared his
throat nervously, then sat down on the
box again. 'Forty-three years come
next Saturday Sally and me lived to
gether without ever a hitch worth
mentioning. We fought our battles
against the world side by side, at least
as close as a smart woman like her
and a dolt like me could. She was al
ways a little ahead of me. Any one in
this village 'II tell you she was the
smartest of us two. She had what's
culled executive ability. She went
ahead and done things. I didn't. It's
been town talk for forty years."
"Don't you think folks exaggerated
"Exaggerated? I .and. no! Many the
time has she throwed her head back
and said to me: Mauies Shaw, 'twas
the good Lord's providence that you
married inc. If you hadn't, I don't
know what would have beoomeof you."
I s'jmisc she suffered considerable a Ion
of my shiftlessness. Poor Sally!"
"Twas only her way, Jim."
"I know it. I ain't layin' it up against
her. "f would have killed UVr long
ahead of her time if anything had hai
poned to make; her believe she wasn't
bold in' up everything on her shoulders
to keep It from fallin down and
Fuiashln me. Hut she knows now
She's gone where there ain't no mists."
Jim Iancctl at the silent house, then
at the great red barn beyond the apple
"Most nil there Is to life," he re
sumed after an interval, "is thiiikin
you've done the things you've thought
of doin". Take the barn there, for
instance. One day Crimson he met
me on the road goin to the creamery
and says to me, 'I hear you're goin" to
have a new barn. Shaw. 'Who was
tellin you?' I asks him. 'My wife.
says lie, with a sort of snicker. 'She
was at the Social Hour meet in yester
day, and she heard your wife say so.
'Then I reckon it's true, says I and
""Twan't no news to me. Two days
before that I'd completed a little deal
in timber that had cost me in the engl-
neerin' of it more than six nights of
bad sleep. Sally didn't know nothln'
of it. I'd kept it from her. Land
knows, she had a big enough load to
carry without boln burdened with all
my business troubles. I had the price
of a new barn right In my inside vest
pocket when I brought up the subject
that day. 'Sally, says I. 'I reckon
we've got to have a new barn. 'So
I've heard you say these five years,'
says she, 'and well I'm aware. Jim
Shaw, that we'll never get It till I go
ahead and do It m.vself.'
"I let on to be Filed then, aud I says,
'Well, why In tmiUet don't you go on
and do it?' And she drew herself up,
like she always did when I spoke lu
that aggravatin way, and her eyes
snapped and her lips set firm over her
teeth. 'I Just will, you shiftless man.'
says she. And she did. That barn's
a monument to her executive ability,
Martha. She went and seen the car
penter, and he come and seen me, and
the barn was built. I .and, she was
One of the gnarled, knotty hands
reached down and plucked a white clo
ver blossom. The woman said noth
ing, but her gray eyes were brimming
with an ineffable tenderness.
"And 'twas the same way with most
everything we done, Martha. There
ain't no harm in sayln' it now. I
won't lie here long, and I've got to
hump myself to get the credit that's
du me. She had it all for more than
forty years, and I thank the blessed
Lord she never saw through the deceit
I was practicln' on her. I'm I'm
afraid I'm a sort of a scrilio and Phar
isee, Martha. 'Long at the last I wor
ried considerable for fear I'd bu'st out
and spoil it alL 'Twan't no easy mat
ter holdln' in. Sometimes when my
liver was more obstreperous than com
mon 'twas like pullin' teeth for me to
keep from tellin her what a rickety
old foundation her reputation as the
ruler of our roost was built ou."
lie drew a long breath.
"Hut I didn't And she died as hap
py and self satisfied as a child. 'Jim
my,' says she to me when her breath
was near spent, 'I was in hopes you'd
be called first. I don't know what
j-ou'll do without inc. But it won't be
for long, dear, and I'll be waitin' to
take care of you over there.' And
then, before I thought, I says: 'I'll be
all rigV. Sally. I can take care of my
self.' And sue rose right up. 'No, you
can't. James. says she. 'No,' says I,
scared at what I'd said, 'no, I can't,
Sally. And she sunk back, smilin the
smile she'd smiled more than forty
His sister leaned forward Impetuous
ly and planted a kisa on his leathery
cheek. DAVID II. TALMADGE. id
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Administrator s Notice.
Estate of John HInderer, deceased.
The undersigned nanns; oeen appointed ad
ministrator or the estate ot John Hindrrer,
late of the county of Kock lsl. nd. state oi
Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice that It
will appear before the county court of Rout
Island coumty. at the county court roorr, tr
the city of Kock Island, at the November
term, on the first Monday In Norember
next, at whlot time all persons having
claims against said estate are notified ana
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DUed this 1 0th day of September. A. D. 1908.
()) J. Kinderkk, Administrator.
Estate of Sarah Uregg. deceased.
The undersigned having Deen appointed ex
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Cregg, late of the county of hock Island.
itate of Illinois, deceased, nereny gives notice
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