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THJfi AE&U8, THURSDAY, OCTOBJSR 15 1903.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Thursday, October 15. 1903.
Fourteen men were whipped at the
public post in Delaware last week,
but lias Addieks was not of the num
ber. Before we investigate the spot on
the sun we must have the sun on the
AVas Judge Reagan, of Texas, think
ing1 of Uoosevelt when he talked of a
The New York Tribune says that
the surgeon of a well-known Atlantic
steamship has crossed the Atlantic
804 times and is extremely anxious to
raise the total of his voyages to 000.
But as he is now 77 years old the
chances appear to be against him. lie
is so fond of the ocean that he desires
to draw his last breath above the
waves ami to be buried beneath them
when the end comes. Truly an An
Statistics for the year ending Aug.
DO show that automobiles killed as
many persons in Kngland in a week
as railroad trains did in a year. The
accidents enumerated in Kngland and
"Wales during the period mentioned
were 3.001. the persons injured being
2,091 and the deaths 411. The figure?
show an average of 70.75 accidents
per week, with 57..2 persons injured
and- 7.0 killed every week. During the
last 12 months the total number of
passengers and railway officials kill
ed by accidents to passenger trains
on British railways was 8, the injured
Americans have occasion to regret
one excellent feature in British ad
minist ration. Under the system long
in use by that government diplomacy
is a profession. Men start at the hot
torn as attaches or consuls and go up
by promotion or merit to the highest
place, which is ambassador, says the
San Francisco Call. This secures in
the service officers who are acquaint
ed with many countries, who speak
many languages and have the skill in
diplomacy acquired by experience. It
is far different from our catch-as-catch-can
system, which offers no
career either in consular or diplo
The first woman to be admitted to
the w York bar is Miss Gabriell
Townsend Stewart, who was entered
upon the list of attorneys last week.
Miss Stewart is a young western
woman, who has already acquitted
herself brilliantly at the Ohio bar. In
Cleveland, where she made her home,
the social prominence of her family
made her a belle before ambition per
suaded her to study law. She is de
scended from an old Scotch-Fnglish
family, man- members of which have
stood high in the legal profession of
Great .Britain for centuries. Her
great-grand-father was at one time
lord chief justice of the realm.
Politics at tbe Qnlncy Soldiers1
Quiney Herald: It appears to be all
politics at the Soldiers' Home. Even
politics has all to do with the letting
of contracts. Judge J. B. Messick, of
East St. Louis, is the man who is
handling things for the governor. He
is the new president of the board of
trustees, and is trying to turn St.
Clair county over to Yates. Adams
county has 30 places on the state pay
roll, and these 30 patriots are suppos
ed to handle the county for Yates
without further effort. So, therefore,
Judge Messick is handling the Home
in the interest of St. Clair county,
where the little governor has some
hard work cut out for him.
The present plumbing contract at
the Home was accordingly given to
East St. Louis parties, and most of
the material comes from outside the
state. The trustees went through the
formality of soliciting bids in July,
but when the bids were opened it was
announced that all were above the ap
propriation and they were rejected.
-Thn the engineer was requested to
amend the specifications along certain
lines and to have bids at noon of Aug.
1. Few people knew anything more
about it until the announcement came
that the contract had been awarded
to the St. Clair Plumbing & Heating
company, of East St. Louis. "The
b-rd of trustees was not in session
and the bids had been sent to Judge
Messick at his home. .The specifica
tions had leen amended to permit the
use of materials from outside the
state, and Quincy contractors were
apparently ruled out of all reckoning
whatsoever. Judge Messick was in
possession of every detail, and it is
needless to say that-he was brimming
over with local patriotism. Local pa
triotism in this case impelled him to
place everything in the hands of East
St. Louis contractors who had had
the conditions amended so that no
bid but theirs"was considered, and the
materials could be obtained outside
Always for The Banks.
It is a long way to the cash in the
United States treasury from the money
Jn the pockets of the people, and yet
Vefy JPPntTln. the treasury has been
paid in taxes. It Is the people's mon
ey, and the law requires an act of con
gress before a cent of it can be ex
pended. TYet in practice millions are
paid out by stretching or evading the
laws, and always these vast sums ore
disbursed for the benefit of the nation
al banks and never In the interest of
the taxpayers. The Republican lead
ers have a complaceut idea that the
taxpayers are satisfied with any finan
cial or other policy they deem lit to in
augurate and that the Republican vot
ers are more than content with the
way their political leaders are admin
istrating affairs of the government.
The majority of the Republican voters
may be satisfied, but there is a strong
majority that are friends of honest,
straightforward and economical man
agement of the financial ami other ex
ecutive departments of the government
and will vote to inaugurate It.
The People and Wall Street.
The taxpayers of the nation are pay
ing a good steep bonus to keep Wall
street from bankruptcy. The high
price that is being paid for many of
the necessities of life is caused by the
high tariff tax and the large monopoly
profits that the trusts are through the
tariff allowed to exact. The tax paid
through the customs duties and the In
ternal revenue collections is about
$60,000,000 a year in excess of what it
costs to run the government, and this
vast sum is withdrawn from circulation
and is added to the surplus in the Unit
ed States treasury. During the last
six years over $150,000,000 of the sur
plus has been loaned to the national
banks without interest, and tbe secre
tary of the treasury is now taking ex
traordinary measures to distribute the
addition to the surplus that is con
"Kqunl rights to all and special priv
ileges to none" has leen good Demo
cratic doctrine for a hundred years.
War upon the trusts, war upon mo
nopoly, war upon special privileges
that is Democracy.
No nation can long endure half re
public and half empire. Democratic
Private monopolies are Indefensible
nd Intolerable. Democratic Platform,
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"Our little daughter had an almost
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Our niece, who had consumption in an
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DAILY SHORT STORY
A Blessing in Disguise.
It Is impossible to tell what is for
our welfare. I knew a young mau who
wrote a baud so illegible and spelled so
incorrectly that the firm with which
he was a clerk put him on outside
work. In this he did so well that he
eventually became managing partner.
Had he written well lie would never
have been more than an accouiitaut.
When I was young I was the pet
of an aunt who was devoted to fash
ion. I was fond of society myself,
and, being popular, my aunt was so
pleased with me that she made a will
in my favor, lequeatbing me at her
death a considerable fortune. I fell
in love with a young lady who, like
myself, was "in the swim," but unfor
tunately poor. My aunt, who was very
romantic, was not at all displeased
with my marriage, declaring that she
had quite enough for both of us. In
deed she gave me an allowance which
enabled me to support a wife and live
a life of ease.
During the winter at the end of
which our first child was born I was
obliged to go Into society without my
wife. She was very notional in what
she ate and craved things usually un
attainable. One evening she was seized
with-a desire for some strawberries.
It was In February, and even if the
berries were to be had the markets
were closed. I was going to a ball
and was obliged to leave my wife
pining for the fruit while I danced. It
seemed like "fiddling while Rome was
What was my surprise to see on the
supper table at the house where the
ball took place a splendid dish of
strawberries. They had been brought
from the south, but instead of being
tasteless, as such berries usually are,
were sweet and Juicy. I ate a plateful
of them and at the same time was
planning to purloin some of them to
take home to my wife. I loitered iu the
supper room till every guest had gone,
all the while fearful that the straw
berries would be gone as well. For
tunately a waiter brought in a fresh
dish just as the room was left vacaut.
Seeing on the floor under a side table
some paper boxes In which bonbons
had been seut to the house, I selected
one about the size of a quart straw
berry box and, hastily tilling it. slipped
it unseen into a pocket in the swallow
tail of my coat. Then I went to the
hostess to bid her good night in order
that I might at once carry the precious
strawberries to my wife.
"Surely you are uot going so early?"
said the lady. "You can't go now. I
need you to lead the cotillon."
I was terrified. Lead the cotillon
with my pocket full of strawberries!
"Can you not excuse me?" I asked.
"I am not feeling well."
"You are looking splendid. How
ever, Mr. Vincent will arrive soon. I
will relieve you when he comes."
"But I have no partner."
"I will dance the figure with you.
Come, the music has begun."
Fancy my feelings at sailing away In
a waltz with my coattails full of straw
berries. Never did I guide a partner
with such dexterity, gliding over the
waxed floor, dreading especially that
I might slrp, now extricating her from
between couples closing in upon us,
barely saving my coattails from being
crushed, now backing and stopping
within a few steps to save the precious
berries from being mashed by some
lumbering dancer who was in every
body's way. Nevertheless there was an
excitement in exercising my skill that
was by no means displeasing to me.
I was devoted to dancing, and, whirling
about on the slippery floor, passing and
repassing beautiful women in artistic
costumes, I gradually forgot my bur
den and at the end of the figure, when
every one was sounding my praises for
its originality and the skill with which
I had handled it. I threw myself on to
a pale blue damask sofa for a rest.
There was a hum of conversation
while preparations were being made
for the next figure, and I was think
ing of some new features I would in
troduce with it when I felt that I was
sitting on something wet. In on In
stant the presence of the strawberries
in my coat pocket and the fact that I
was sitting on them flashed upon me.
I sprang to my feet, and there on the
robin's egg damask of the sofa was
a strawberry blotch not unlike the map
of North America, with the isthmus
of Panama trickling on to the floor. At
the moment the music began, and the
hostess, seizing me, whirled me away
again in the dance. Presently I no
ticed that the couples were avoiding
me, at the same time regarding me
curiously. As I spun round drops of
the Juice were scattered from my coat
tail like drops from a carriage wheel,
damaging the costumes of those who
came near me.
My social career was ended. The
hostess reported to my aunt that I had
stolen her berries, had made myself a
laughing stock and had offended a doz
en of her guests whose costumes I
ad ruined. I attended one more ball
that season, but as I excited either the
laughter ot the contempt of every one
I never went to another. My aunt dis
inherited me, cut off my allowance, and
I was obliged to make my own living.
Nov comes the sequel. I took up
art. which I had dropped when my aunt
took me up. I am a born artist and
soon secured a hanging at an exposi
tion that made a permanent demand
for my pictures. About this time my
auDt died, and it was discovered that
the manager of her estate had sunk
every dollar of. it. The strawberry
episode had not only led me to take up
a delightful occupation, but to provide
myself with a competency.
Km gn m n ivao MB.
"This year, Paula, you can wish for
whatever you like for your birthday"
"Oh, how delightful r
"for I shan't be able to give you
anything at all!"
Taking No ChanrM,
"Now, Georgie, if you don't eat your
6oup you can't have any pie."
"What kind of pie is it?" Chicago
Blade Foir of Them.,
"I drew a picture last night that
made me 5-5 richer."
"What was it?"
Not Qnlek Enovsh,
De Soake Gee, but I'm glad that I'm
not a cat!
De Tanke Why?
De Soake Because they have to lap
up everything they drink with their
tongue, a lick at a time.
"Left nt the post."
New York Times.
A I.oTfM' Qonrrrl.
Leo But It wasn't my fault.
Millie Well, you might at least say
It was. ... t
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A Specific End
For which to save is needed
by some men. If you could
say: " I am paying for $ 10,000,
of 5 Per Cent. 20-Year Gold
Bonds mine if I live my
family's if I die and I must
save enough for that," would
you put aside more than you
do now ?
-i V. '
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The Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York,
Xicbard A. McCus dy, President,
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F. A. Spencer, Peoria, 111., Manager.
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