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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JuE 18. li03.
PUbligaed Daily and Weekly at 1634 Sec
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Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island county.
Thursday, June 18.
Senator Hanna and Senator Fora
ker. with arms entwined, posing on
the stage sis the great harmony tab
leau of the Ohio state convention,
must have been an interesting picture
to the delegates who were all ready
to stab their neighbors if the occa
sion required and their political pie
depended tin it.
Judge Scott, at the commencement
of his campaign, said that if Adams
county would break about even this
time he could squeeze in. Adams
county gave Carter but 4.'i majority,
and Scott got a majority of 44 in the
district. The judge appears to be
pretty good on arithmetic as well as
law. Quincy Herald.
A special correspondent at Wash
ington writes: "Since the return of
the president to his little cheese-box
office ho has had several interviews
with his postmaster general and has
told him to 'get off the lid' and let the
stink come out. The latter is going
to obey him by getting out of town
and allow his subordinates to stand
the stench. It is well known that Mr.
Payne suffers with acute indigestion
and his stomach is not. strong enough
to stand this thing any longer. Those
of us who are compelled to live in
close proximity to the rottenness and
corruption, emanating from the post
office department do not blame him.
The investigation goes 'bravely on.'
so it is said, but. it is remarked here
that after all the replies to Mr. Tul
loch's charges are boiled down to the
last analysis the oiry waj in which
they have refuted anything he has
charged has been by calling him 'an
other.' It is a noteworthy fact to be
linrn1 in iirml th:it :i 1 1 tli rnli to
Mr. Tulloch's charges have been given
t the public with the except iwn--of
the reply of Mr. I'ristow, the fourth
assistant postmaster general. The.
reason it is believed here is because
Mr. I'ristow has corroborated Mr.
Tulloch's charges in almost every im
portant particular. It will take a
democratic spade to get at the bot
tom of this muck heap."
The Cost of Empire.
Fifty-seven thousand six hundred
and forty-six persons who say they
were invalided by their service in the
Spanish-American war have applied to
the United States government for
Kiglit thousand three hundred and
ninety persons have applied for pen
sions on the ground that the Spanish
American war made them "widows
The claims of K.ssi persons for in
valids' pensions have been allowed and
3.1G0 widows am) dependents have
been pensioned. The applications are
pouring in daily and it is estimated
that before the end of the current
year 30 per cent of the soldiers in the
war or their heirs will have applied
Commenting on this, the Dubuque
Telegraph-Herald says: "The annual
outlay of millions of dollars is re
quired to satisfy the pension vouch
ers. Our foreign wars have already
cost us billions of dollars and the
lives of thousands of our soldiers.
"And all for what? We freed Cuba;
that is a good deal. Hut we did not
free the Filipinos and we refuse to
treat, them as we have treated Cuba.
What does the campaign in the Phil
ippines mean to the American na
tion? That every two years a fresh
draught of men shall be drawn from
this country and that every ship shall
bring back hundreds in their coffins
and hundreds more in the insane
wards; that we shall continue to pour
money into the Philippine rat hole
and put thousands more lives on the
sacrificial altar of imperialism. The
gain is nothing. The hiss is figured in
lives, in dollars, in honor and in prestige."
Expense of Newspaper Publication.
The Kockfortl afternoon newspa
pers, the Republic and Hegister-Oa-zette,
have decided to raise the price
of their output from six to 10 cents a
The Star, the morning paper of the
same city, says it has always marvel
ed how the publishers ever managed
to thrive in producing a newspaper
at a penny a copy. Everything that
enters into the making of a newspa
per has advanced. Labor is higher,
paper, ink, metal and in fact ever3
thing that enters into the production
of a paper is higher.
Moreover, the cost of living has in
creased at least 40 per cent. Every
industry, every mercantile house in
'4V . . i 1 .
nit cuuuiry. nas recognjzeu mis ana
has added to the price of its output.
Labor has also advances! to meet the
increased cost of livings
The Star never changed its sub
scription rate -because 'it krtew. to do
so was to lose money. The afternoon
papers have come 'to this conclusion,
as the Star knew they would if they
considered, as they must; the ques
tion of conducting a paying business.
The newspaper is much different
from other enterprises. The average
concern can cut down expenses in a
dull period. But not so with news
papers. The same number of men is
employed the year round. To publish
less matter, to issue a smaller sized
paper or give less news, is quickly re
sented by the average reader. In con
sequence the publisher is always
striving to excel. Very often the
question of exense can not be con
sidered. The one purpose i to get
the news regardless of expense.
Tariff Reform Deninndrd.
The Minnesota Republicans are de
manding reciprocity with Canada, and
the counsel of the branch In that state
of the Reciprocity lcsigue reports that
"It must not trust to senators and rep
resentatives carrying it through simply
because it is a good thing for the coun
try." He found that the protected in
terests opposed to it "made very stren
uous nud effective efforts against It."
The Minnesota Republicans are wast
ing their efforts. The only relief from
the present protective tariff which hin
ders them trading with Canada Is on
the line of tariff reduction, and that
the Republican leaders have deter
minetl they shall not get. If they can
coerce the Republican members of con
gress from Minnesota to join John
shid, the onlj' Democratic member, in
voting for tariff revision they may
have some show of success, for other
Republican congressmen may be in
duced by their constituents to Join in
such a movement. The voters who are
being pinched by high prices should
call on their members to champion tar
The Nation's Skeleton.
"Can such things be, and overcome
its like a summer's cloud without our
special wonder?" Philadelphia Record.
Fresh testimony in great quantity
is constantly coming in, declaring Dr.
King's New Dis-overy for consump
tion, coughs and colds to be unequal
cd. A recent expression from T. .T.
McFarlaud, lientorville, Va., serves as
example. lie writes: "I had bron
chitis for three years and doctored all
the time without being benefited.
Then I began taking Dr. King's New
Discovery, and a few bottles wholly
cured nie." Equally effective in cur
ing all 'lung and throat troubles, con
sumption, pneumonia and grip, (iuar
anteed by Hartz fc Ullemeyer, drug
gists. Trial bottles free; regular
sizes, 50 cents and $1.
Wan Wanting: Away.
The following letter from Robert R.
Watts, of Salem, Mo., is instructive:
"I have been troubled with kidney dis
ease for the last five years. I lost
flesh and never felt well and doctored
with leading plnsicians and tried all
remedies suggested Without relief.
Finally I tried Foley's Kidney Cure
and less than two bottles completely
cured me and now I am sound and
well." All druggists.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders
for children. Mother Gra3 for years
a nurse in the Children's Home, in
New York, treated children success
fully with a remedy, now prepared
and placed in the drug stores, called
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for
Children. They are harmless as milk,
pleasant to take and never fail. A cer
tain cure for feverishness," constipa
tion, headache, teething and stomach
disorders, and remove worms. At all
druggists, 23 cents. Sample sent free.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy,
K. Y. i .
A Serious Mistake
E. C. DeWitt & Co. is the name of
the firm that makes the genuine
Witch Hazel Salve. DeWitt's is the
Witch Hazel Sah.5 that heals without
leaving a scar. It is a Ferious mistake
to use any other. DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve cures blind, bleeding, itch
ing and protruding piles, burns,
bruises, eczema and all skin diseases.
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Riess drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twentj-seventh street.
Mary Dahl, Clinton, Iowa: Rocky
Mountain Tea is just lovely makes
the" skin soft and beautiful, brings
bright ej'es, sweet breath. Keeps you
well. 35 cents. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Xo one would ever be bothered with
constipation if everyone knew how
naturally and quickly Burdock Blood
Bitters regulates the stomach and
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Cipher Telegram.
Lisa wa3 a young Russian girl, the
daughter of a general. At the time the
Crimean war broke out she was en
gaged to Dimitri Olizoff, a lieutenant in
the Russian army. There are cases
where lovers become so wrapped in
each other that separation is agony. So
it was with these two young people
when Dimitri OlizofC departed for the
ward. Lisa held to him till the last
minute and fell in a stupor when he
It had been arranged between them
that Olizoff should not only send word
by everyday mail, but telegraph her in
ense of his being wounded or taken
sick. This might involve sending news
of a battle. The Russian government
gives out all the news, not permitting
even the newspaper correspondents to
send any except what has passed a
censor. Therefore Olizoff would not
only be obliged to send his message
surreptitiously, but in cipher. The
lover arranged a code, giving Lisa the
key. He did not tell her that there was
little. hope of his being able to use it.
Still, since the cipher was simply a few
ordinury sentences, each with a special
meaning, the sending of a message was
Olizoff was wealthy, and Russian offi
cials are very corrupt. lie made the
acquaintance of a telegrapher at head
quarters and arranged with him for
1,0(0 rubles to send a message if re
quired. One evening Lisa was at an enter
tainment ut the house of Vladimir
Sohnski, a prominent government of
ficial at St. Petersburg. The Malakoff
had been stormed and the government
was especially desirous of keeping
news which forebode the defeat of the
Russian cause from the people. The
host knew of it and was Instructed to
proceed with his entertainment, since
n postponement would excite suspicion.
In the midst of the festivities a tele
gram was handed to Lisa. She tore off
the envelope, scanned the words in the
message and fell in a faint. Sohnski,
who had been feigning to be In a merry
mood, but really was depressed by what
ho was concealing, happened to be near
Lisa when she swooned, die seized
the telegram, noticed the point from
whence it came and knew at once that
it must le a cipher message containing
some news nlnuit the disaster. lie
had Lisa carried upstairs to a private
room, notified the police to come and
take charge of her, and disappearing
from among his guests went directly
to the imperial palace with the tele
gram. The telegram was composed of two
sentences, "I am on picket duty to
day" and "I love you as ever." the
first meaning "There has been a disas
ter," the second "I am badly wounded."
It had been understood between the
lovers that in the latter event Lisa
should go to her lover if iossible. Lisa
before recovering from her swoon
raved about his condition, then as soon
as she came to herself raised herself
from the couch on which she had been
laid, saying that she must go at once
to him. Then for the tirst time s'.ie saw
among those about her a police ollioer.
She knew at once that she had betray
Lisa was sent to her father's house,
where she was kept under the surveil
lance of the police. Every effort was
made without success to induce her to
tell from whom the telegram, which
was unsigned, came. But it was quite
plain that it must have come from her
lover. An account of the matter was
sent to the headquarters of the army
with orders to watch Olizoff without
informing him of the result of his mes
sage, in the hope of catching him send
ing another and discovering through
what operator he sent It. Olizoff, how
ever, sent no more messages, for he
was lying In a hospital severely
Several months passed, during which
Lisa "was kept iu close confinement,
without any knowledge of her lover's
condition. She did not know whether
he had died of his wound or would live
to suffer a worse fate for sending sur
reptitiously a telegraph message that
only the government might send. She
sank rapidly under the strain. Those
who attended her dared not speak of
anything that had happened In connec
tion with the matter, and Lisa did not
even know how her own father, who
was with the army in the Crimea,
stood toward her.
One afternoon there was n sound of
horses' hoofs and the clatter of sabers
In the court. Thinking that her father
had returned from the war. a sudden
thrill of hope passed through Lisa that
he would bring her news of Dimitri.
Then she heard her father's voice and
looked for him to rush upstairs as he
was used to doing when he came home,
but when he did not she supposed that
he had not forgiven her for her part in
the deceit. Presently she heard several
people coming up the stairway very
slowly. Then her door opened and her
father entered, followed by the order
ties supporting the wasted figure of her
"You are forgiven, my daughter,"
said the father. "The emperor has
listened to my prayer in your behalf.
Vladimir won his own forgiveness by
gallantry in the action of which he
sent you the news."
The father embraced his daughter;
then her pale soldier lover limped to
her and tjicy were locked in one an
The telegraph operator was not so
fortunate. The message was traced to
him. and he was sent to Siberia. This
was the only cloud upon the lovers'
happiness, and Lisa, a few years later,
while at court, persuaded the emperor
t grant the man a pardon.
HELEN W. STOCKARD.
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