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THE AH6ttJS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1903.
PablUned bally and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island. 111. Entered at
tne postoflSce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island county.
Saturday, August 8. 1903.
Gen. Miles will soon be so lie can
cut loose and say what he pleases. He
has been corked up a good long time.
It may he. as some profess to be
lieve, that nian deseemled from the
monkey family, but man must ret the
credit of introducing modern life in
surance ainoiiir monkeys. The New
York Commercial says that Consul, a
chimpanzee, now carries $2o.00. and
his' owner is endeavoring; to have it
raisel to $100,000.
The treatment of (Jen. Miles by the
Roosevelt administration has been
shameful. The tremble with (Jen.
Miles is that he has not bent the suj
ple hinjres. of the knee to Koosevelt
and Root that thrift, might follow
fawning. To be a favorite with the
present administration on. must rec
ognize ami do homage 1 its tran
scendent grandetir and greatness!
The postotYice department establish
ed during the month of July M."o
rural free delivery routes. The total
number of routes established for the
entire fiscal year ended June o0, VMK,
was 5.664. It is announced at the de
partment that there is remaining' un
allotted of the appropriation for the
present fiscal year a sufficient sum to
establish about 4.000 addition routes.
Bloomington is having- several kinds
of buck ague over the possibility of
the removal of the Chicago & Alton
shops. This is the largest industry of
the Evergreen city and is absolutely
vital to any idea of prosperity. The
railroad wants more room for shops
and yards. The people who own the
ground want fabulous prices. The
city is all stirred, up. It is safe to say
that the company's demands will be
met. Public taxation to pay the cost
is suggested. ?
Judge Parker, who has been men
tioned in connection with the demo
cratic nomination for president, is
quoted as follows: I want to ssiv
frankly, so there will be no misun
derstanding', that 1 can not be inter
viewed on the subject of whether or
not I am a consideration in the po
litical question whatever." And sec
ondly he states: "I went on the bench
to make it my life work. It is con
genial to me and I am very happy and
contented. It is my ideal and I shall
remain on the bench."
The supreme court of North Caro
lina has affirmed thtj judgment of the
lower court awarding Henry F. Sea
well $4..00 for being struck by 15 bad
eggs while upon the premises of the
Seaboard Air Line Railway company
during the campaign of 1900. Mr. Sea
well was then the populist candidate
for attorney general and was to
speak to the people of Shelby. Arriv
ing" there he was told by a delegation
of citizens that they did not wish to
hear him. He decided not to sjeak.
and while -waiting to take the train a
mob of his opponents pelted him with
eggs, being aided and abetted by the
station agent. The-'court held that ii
common carrier is not only bound
not to assault and maltreat an in
tended passenger, but after he has
gone upon its premises it should pro
tect him from indignity, assault and
.- The Sacred Tariff.
All the distinguished leaders of the
republican party have at various
times concealed the 'necessity of tar
iff reduction from time to time. Pres
ident McKinJey, who might almost le
considered the apostle, of high pro
tection, declared in his last public ut
terance that certain tariff: changes
shoukl be considered. Hut ever and
always organized corporate greed
and "policy" compels the party to
keep its hands off the beloved tariff,
which fosters such blooming infant
industries as the billion-dollar steel
trust. In its early history the repnlt
lican was a reform party and con
tained many excellent men. Unfor
tunately for the country, and for
itself, it levied high tariff duties on
imported goods, as a war measure to
raise revenue. Without intending it
for the country was then prosper
ous, under low duties, a never before
or since, and was as strongly in favor
of free trade as was England many
manufacturing" industries were pro
tected and enabled to obtain high.
very high, prices for their products
Manufacturers made exorbitant prof
its. 'I hey said it would be harsh and
cruel to take off these protective du
tie?, nil at once, after the war. They
claimed that it .would ruin their in-
dnstries if they were suddenly left
without government aid. They were
unable, they said, to "stand on their
own bottoms-" again, as they had
done before the war and as farming
had always done.
The upshot of the matter was that,
after a struggle in which the repub
lican party " attempted to greatly re
duce the tariff and manufacturers"
profits, the manufacturers won out,
and from that day to this they have
had control of the republican ixirty,
and have, bv virtue of their contribu
tions to its campaign funds, dictated
its legislative measures. President
Lincoln saw the attempt- of the man
ufacturers, who had grown wealthy
from war tariff profits, to gain con
trol of the party and to perpetuate
their protection and profits, and he
did his best- to save his party and his
country from such an unholy alliance
with greedy corporations. It was
then that he suid:
"Yes, we may all congratulate our
selves that this cruel war is Hearing
its close. It has cost a vast amount
of treasure ami blood. It has1, indeed.
been a trying hour for tiie republic.
lint I see a crisis approaching which
unnerves me and causes me to trem
ble for the safety of mv couutrv. As
:i result of the war. eorKrat ions
have been enthroned, an era of cor-
uption will follow in high places, and
the money power will seek to prolong
its reign by working on the prejudice
of the people intil all wealth is ag
gregate! in the hands of a few and
the republic is destroyed. I feel at
this moment more anxietv for the
afcty of niy country than ever be
fore, even in the midst of war."
All that Lincoln foresaw, and more.
too, is now a reality. Numerous re
publicans, after Lincoln's death, at
tempted to reduce tariff duties ami
to break the close connection be
tween the government ami corpora
tions, with the republican party as
the connecting link, (irant, (iartield.
Lodge. Sherman. Allison, Arthur, and
other leading republicans advocated
lower duties, but could not stein the
tide of corporation greed. At last
they gave up hope, forgot their free
trade ideas, and bowed t the pro
tected corporation, powers that be.
Of the republican leaders above men
tioned, those now living are "stand
patters." even to the president, who
began his political life as a free
So completely is the republican
party dominated by the protected
corporation., says the Springfield
Register, that, during the last
years, no leading republican has dar
ed to challenge their power, though
numerous outbreaks have occurred on
the part of minor or irresponsible re
publicans. It is rank heresy for any
republican to entertain any old-fash
ioned ideas about tfce rights of- the
common people, if such rights con
flict in any way with the welfare of
corjorations. loday any republican.
like (iov. Cummins, who expresses
sneaking opinions that the tariff is
is not just right, is either read out of
the party or suppressed. The com
mon people have no place or standing
in the republican party between elec
tion days. Any republican who rises
to champion their Interests is imme
diately set upon by leading republi
cans and denounced as a democrat, a
socialist, or an anarchist.
Clays Kast of the Mississippi.
The United States geological sur
vev is about to publish, as Profes
sional Paper No. 11, "The clays of the
United States east of the Mississippi
river, by Dr. Jieinrictv ICu's, a paper
that has been looked for with interest
by a large number of persons, par
ticularly bv those-. oniraired in some
form of the clay industry.
Dr. Kies discusses urietly tne origin.
physical and chemical properties
methods of mining, purification and
the geological distribution of clay?
east of the Mississippi according to
their rock derivation; and then he
takes up the distribution of clays by
kinds, and the description of clay tie-
posits by states. He concludes with
a summary or the -clay-working in
dustry cast of the Mississippi, touch
ing in turn and by states on the man
ufacture of common brick, pressed
brick, fireproofing, roofing tiles, terra
cotta, enameled brick, floor tile
sewer pipe, fire brick and pottery.
The largest brick-making region in
the country is on the Hudson river
valley, in New York state where near
ly a billion brick are made annually.
Pennsylvania leads in the production
of pressed brick. Most of the terra
cotta- court's froifi New York, New
Jersey and HliiM-is. Although West
Virginia was the cradle of the paving
brick industry, Ohio now leads in the
production of vitrified brick. Ohio,
Illinois, Indiana and Michigan are
the most important producers of
drain, tile, and Ohio is the main pro
ducer also of sewer pipe Pennsyl
vania, produces- fiver four and a half
million dollars' worth of fire-brick.
almost one-half the total production.
in both 1900 and 1001. Ohio. New Jer
sev and Pennsylvania, in the order
named, are the greatest producers of
pottery,, Kast Liverpool, Ohio, and
Trenton, N. J., being the chief cen
ters of production.
Knd of Hitter Fight.
"Tw-, physicians had a long and
stubborn fight with an abscess on my
right lung," writes J. F. Hughes, of
DuPont. (in., "and crave me up. Ev
erybody thought my time had come
As a last resort I tried Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption. The
benefit I received was striking and I
was on my feet in a few days. Now
I've entirely regained mv health." It
conquers ail coughs, colds and throat
and lung troubles. Guaranteed by
Hartz & Ullemeyer's dtug store. Trice
50 cents and $1. Trial bottles free.
kw JLrm Toar Ii.l4aey
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DAILY SHORT STORY
I was born a dreamer. To say this
Is considered tantamount to saying
that I was heir to the most unfortu
nate disposition a man can have. From
earliest boyhood I was accustomed to
funcy myself a military hero, a distin
guished Jurist, artist, clergyman, but
my favorite dream wus to be immense
ly rich und known as a great philan
thropist. There was but one person to
whom I ever told my dreams, niy little
playmate, Jennie Davey, who as a child
was much pleased with them, but shu
hud no sooner given up her doll than
she gave up interest in my dreams. In
deed, at sixteen she said to me: "Vail,
you'll never amount to anything in the
world. Instead of giving away money
lavishly you'll be begging it from oth
ers." This speech was a blow to me. It
should have taught me' to stop dream
ing and bestir myself. Had I not been
from my birth a besotted dreamer
doubtless It would have helped me. As
it was It stimulated me to take the only
action a dreamer is capable of. I read
of the sold fields of Colorado, and when
I was twenty-one and paid a legacy of
$roo that had len left me by an aunt
I depnrted for the tiolden State.
When I had reached the goal I had
Ret out for, fieoriretown, I went to a
hotel, where I met a man who sold me
a claim for what money I had left,
which 1 dlsovcred soon after whs
worthless. Then I dreamed that I
would find a fortune prospecting, and
wandered about with a pick on my
shoulder, which f had no time to put
into the earth, lecnuso I was constant
ly lost In a dream as to what I would
do with the proceeds of my bonanza
mine when I should find it. The conse
quence was that I was one day picked
up by a prospector in a state of raxs
and starvation. He was nearly ns
ragged as I and completely discour
aged. However, he took me to his
camp and gave nie something to eat,
and after supper I wove for him a
chain of circumstances which would
end in fabulous wealth for him. The
next day ho went to work with re
newed vigor, permitting me to remain
with him for the sake of my stimulat
ing dreams. Kvcry evening he would
conic in discouraged, and every evening
I would weave a new fancy, sending
him out the next day with new vigor.
The result was that one day he struck
"I'd never fa done It but for you."
he said, and when he organized a com
pany to work his mine he gave me half
his stock, and left me the other half in
his will. Then something happened
that had never entered into my dreams
for hhn he. was killed while blasting.
That gave me three-quarters of the
stock of the bipgest paying mine in
Colorado. I hadn't time to operate it
myself. I was too busy dreaming how
I would surprise the folks at home. So
I left it in charge of the directors and
Of course it would have spoiled all
my dreams to go back and at once an
nounce myself a gold king. To make a
fine climax I dressed myself in the
rags that I had on when good luck
struck me and one day appeared in my
native village and stood before the
house where Jennie lived. She was
going to the well for water, and. seeing
what she thought a hungry looking
tramp in the road, said, "Wait and I'll
give you n piece of bread." When she
returned with the water and saw me I
thought she was going to topple over.
"For heaven's sake. Vail." she said,
"where did you come from? And is
this what your dreams have brought
"Jennie," I said, "what would you
think If I were to tell you that I'd been
prospecting in Colorado and found a
big mine and had come home to make
you and your mother and your father
and all your brothers and sisters rich?"
"Oh, Valir she said, the tears start
ing to her eyes. "Since you've been
away I've hoped that you would get
your dreams knocked out of you. You
are the best fellow, the loveliest fellow
in the world, and but for"
"Jennie," I interrupted, "have you
dreamed that I would redeem myself
and come back and you and I would
enjoy the fruits of my industry to
She made no reply to this, but I
knew by a fresh outburst of tears that
she had been doing that very thing.
"Well, sweetheart," I went on. "I've
dreamed a bijiger dream than that. I've
dreamed that I've got a big mine and
it's turning out $700 a day"
She sat down on the porch and burled
her face In her hands.
"Jennie, doar" I went to her and put
my arm about her while with the oth
er hand I took hers away from her
weeping eyes "it's true, every word of
it. Look!" I put niy hand into my
pocket and pulled out a fat roll of bills.
every one a hundred dollars. She
looked at me In terror, thinking I'd
"Listen to me, Jennie. There's no
faculty that may not be useful, even
dreaming. I was starving in these
clothes when I met a man who pos
sessed what I do not energy and I
what ho did not a fancy capable of
lifting him out of n despondency that
would have conquered him when other
wise be was fated to make a marvelous
success. He gave me my portion and.
dying, left me his."
I married Jennie and became a phi
lanthropist, dispensing funds through
her, for I am too busy with new
dreams to attend to the practical re
sults of the old ones. I have listened
to hundreds of addresses, the speakers
referring to me as a noble example for
the youth of America. My wife says
that if I had got my deserts I would
hare occupied a poorhouse.
.. F. A. MITCH EL.
George--1 o you know. Miss Sweetly,
you remind me of a successful gam
Miss Sweetly (indignantly) Sir!
George Yes. . You have such win
Making; Ilia 'Soda. Go tn I.ons Var.
New York Times.
Nine or 'Km.
Old Maid I want to get my cat in
sured. Insurance Solicitor Yes ma'am, cer
tainly. Hut you'll have to take out a
policy for each one of the cat's lives.
"I see SI Perkins has got his hayin
"Yep. His summer boarders got to
brniruin' alout how they could handle
a scythe an' Si gut up a contest to de
cide which was the best." San Fran
I' n n p t i s i u ir.
Walker Long-Say, dis Is de limit of
bad taste! Ter serve a dinner on de
wood pile! Wow! New York Evening
Joy to Come.
C r. : - I
Horace-Hello, Reginald ! What have
Reginald (playing truant) Nuffln
yet. I ain't been home.
Subscribe for The Argus.
This dreadful Summer disease takes away
thousands of children annually.
This terrible mortality could be stopped by
giving tho little BulTercrs
Duffy's Pure Halt Whiskey
diluted with water.
Huffy's Pure JIu.lt "Whiskey is also invalu
able in adult cases of diarrhoea, dysentery,
cholera morbus, and all forms of Summer
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in drinking water and you will not le troubled
with these Bummer diseases. Keep well,
strong and vigorous by using Duffy's Pure
Malt Whiskey. It kills the disease germs.
Sold at all drugKista, grocers, or direct, at
$1.00 a bottle. Duffy Walt Whiskey Co.,
Kochobter, N. Y. Medical booklet frtx.
Chicago. Aug. 8-Pollowing are tne open
ing, blgnest lowest and closing quotations
n today's markets:
Sept. 79-i : son 79-4 hi
Dec, K0S 1 SO"
May, a?2; Ki ; ; b-'s.
Sept. 52 ' ; F2 ': 52 'i: r.2'4'.
Dec, S2' : S2: 62 V S
Way, 52?.-; 52S ; 52; ; S2?
Sept. 34 ; 34 4: 34 , 34 U .
Dec, S.'i: 35S: X :"4
May, 37-; 37-; 37!,, 374.
Sept.. 13 3.V 13 37: 13 30: 13.32
May. 13.00; 13 00; 13.00; 13 00.
Sept.,7.63 8 Oft: 7 15: t 02.
Oct.. 7.T2; 7.77; 7 72, 7.72.
Sept..77; 7.92: 7.87: 7.!0.
Oct.. 7.77: 7.77; 7.72 : 7 75.
Rye, Sept. 52. Dec. f3: flax. N. W 98.
S. W. 64; Sept.WS; Oct. 08: barlev 3C52.
Receipt touay: Wneai 141. corn iiw. uata
!07; nogs 10,000; cattle 300, Bbeei 4,000.
Ho ft market opened strong.
Light. 5.'03,.-.70: mlxeu and butch
era. 5 ONftS b0: Rood heavy, 14.82.50: rough
Cattle market opened unchanged.
Sheep market opened slow.
Hogs at Kansas Cltv 1.500, cattle 100;
hogs at Omaha 5.000. cattle 400.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market opened active.
Light. 15 s:x35.7.t: mixed and butchers, S5.15
as 70 good heavy, IH."iJL.eo; rough heavy,
Cattie market steady.
Ueeves ;t was 55, cows and heifers 1.5Jta
4 6.".. Texas steers 13 50&4 70, Blockers and
teeders 12 404.30.
Sheep market slow and weafc.
Union Stock yards close.
Hog market closed strong.
Light, (.V :. 5. 75; mixed and butchers, 5.15
65.70; good heavy, t4.n&5 60; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed dull and weak.
Sheep market closed st-;adv.
Kstimated receipts Monday: Wheat 15.
corn 125, oats 205, hogs 33.000.
New York Hank Statement.
New York. Aug. 8. Reserves on all de
posits decreased 2 473.UW. reserves on de-
ptsiis otner man u. s. decreased ?2,40.C25:
loans increased, (3.S$2.t5O0: sp Tie increased
1.030.600: leal.s increased, J2.w72.6o0: deposits
increased, 2.414,8O0: circulation increased
New York Stocks.
New York. Aug. 8. The following are tht
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar I10H. Gas C. It. I & P. 20S South
ern PaclUic S."".. U. & O. 78. Atchison com
mon 5. Atcnison pt'd. , C. M. & St. 1"
133. Manhattan iR'. copper 38. w. U
Tel. Co. MH. L. & N W. C, ,v A. Itf. Kdg
commoa4.'i"i,C'an. I'aclilc 120. Leather com
mon 71. B. R T. 39. Pacific Mail IS. U.
S. Steel ptd. i's. V. S. Steel common "0.
l'e"ni. 120, Mo. 1'acilic 87?,. Union Pacific
C7V. coal and Iron 33, Krie common U3S.
Wabash pfd. 20i M. K. & T Car foun-
arv 30. C &G. W. 14H. Rep. Steel pfd. 61.
Rep. Stfel common 10S. New York Central
117, Illinois Central 1.7H.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions. Llva
Stock. Feed and FneL
Rock Island, Aug. 8. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery Jlca22c, dalryl5c.
Eggs Fresh 15c.
Live poultry Spring chickens 12 5U5i$3 ft.
per dozen, hens c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 40c.
Cattle Steers 14.00 to 14.75. cows and
hellers 12.00 to 14.25. calves ts.oo to 15. no
Hogs Mixed and butchers (4.75 to 15 2S
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 13.50 to
14.00. Lambs per head W.00 to 15.50.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn BOQeoc; oats. S?c to 40c.
Forage Timothy hay, iv to tio.so. prairie
fs, baled prairie 13. baled timothy la. straw
Wood Hard, per load t5.00(&"5.50. . ,
Coal Lump, per bushel I3c&i4c. mine run
I3c per bushel, slack, per bushel 7c. 1
H. J. TOUKR.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main st
GREAT VALUES IN
In order to make room for our
fsv.ll stock of clothing which,
will be coming in soon, we have
decided to close out a-11 our
Oct greatly reduced prices. All
Gusta"fson & Mayes,!
The New Clothing Store
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complete: house furnishers.
Fourth and Bra.dy St.
Family Groups Large Groups Best Groups
AttKe Smith Photo Studio
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. txnd 2nd Ave.
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Our newly enlargvcl skylight room enables lis to produce
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H. E. CASTEEL,
ROCK. ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. 100.000- Four Far Cent Interest raid on Depoalta
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from te banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee nnder Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General flnanelal
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
Now Is The
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
I complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting ami
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran-
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