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TECB ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1903
?oblisned Daily and Weekly at 14 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
ne postofflce as aecon-2-class matter.
BY THE J. TV. PUTTER GO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cent per week. Weekly,
per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, most nave
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
alp in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, October 20. 1903.
Welcome to the Pythiaas.
Dowie is not making- a success of
his latest pow-wowie.
The average family puts $100 a year
into the tariff. Does it get it out? If
Some republicans talk about good
trusts, and bad trusts, but fail to
mention which are the good trusts.
If protection makes high wages,
why are wages higher in free trade
England than in any protected coun
try of Europe?
Hereafter the best method for
South Carolina editors to pursue will
be to kill their man first and roast
An Englishman at Sedalia, Mo., al
luded to the American flag as a "dirty
rag," and was promptly thrashed by
un American while the crowd cheered.
As all hands were full of that which
made Milwaukee famons. the flag can
not be said to have been either very
seriously insulted qr very handsomely
Those of us who have been small
hoys and have hooked a few apples
Will have their own private opinion of
the squad of Wisconsin university stu
dents who rushed a crusty citizen
who was Irving' to take a 10-year-old
lad to jail for that offense, and liber
ated the kid. and it won't be a very
harsh opinion either.
It is surprising the amount of inter
est republicans are taking in drover
Cleveland as a democratic presidential
candidate and with what intense zeal
they are advising consideration of
him in that relation. The latest to
be heard on the subject is Shelby M.
CuIIom. who believes the former pres
ident to be the strongest man the
democrats can put up and that he
would even draw republican votes.
Says the Chicago Tribune: It was" well
nigh a foregone conclusion when the
Hon. James II. Tillman, of South Caro
lina, was placed on trial for the de
liberate murder of Mr. Gonzales, the
Columbia editor who had the temerity
to criticise him. that he would be ac
quitted. Such has been the case, and
now he is free to shoot anyone else
wIki may chance to come "between
the wind and his nobility."
The evidence against Tillman was
positive and unimpeachable. There
was no denial of the murder. There
could be no misunderstanding as to
the nature of the provocation, which
easily could have been met by a suit
in the civil courts and a penalty in
heavy damages, if the charges had
been proven untrue. There was an
affirmation on his part that Mr. Gon
zales was armed and had threatened
him. but this fact was not sufficiently
established. It . was an unnecessary,
unjustifiable murder. Tillman at no
time, was in danger from Gonzales.
The trial was' emotional, not legal.
During its progress the courtroom
was filled with women, who spent
much of the time in weeping. This
wrought upon the sympathies of the
jury, and occasionally they also in
dulged in tears. These persons were
not weeping over the dead man, but
over Tillman. Tears, however, were
quite unnecessary. When the result
was announced another emotional
scene occurred, and then Tillman left
the courtroom, the hero of the oc
On the same subject the Chicago
There will be little surprise over
the acquittal of J. II. Tillman, but
there will be little commendation of
the verdict that, set him free. While it
is not a good practice to censure ju
ries or to assume that they are indif
ferent to evidence, such a case can
not be satisfactory to anyone who is
properly- imbued with respect for the
law. It recalls the fierce brawls of
our earlier backwoods society, with
the quick resort to deadly weapons
upon the slightest provocation. It
shows there is much to be done yet
before we can boast of . a genuine
civilization. It is of a piece with Ken
tucky fiids and atrocious lynchings.
Inevitably the wretched travesty on
justice must be demoralizing-, but it is
to be hoped that the demoralization
will not go so far that Tillman may
reapptar as a popular hero. That
would be a rank offense to the whole
country, which would welcome the
news that he had at least the punish
ment of neglect and obscurity.
Another View of Compulsory Arbi
tration. In a letter to the London Times
Premier Seddon, of New Zealand, sup
plies a new judgment of the workings
of the compulsory arbitration law in
that state. The reports that had pre
viously reached this country told of
the injustice of the system, rather
than the benefits. It was stated, for
instance, that when the law became
effective, the courts, who constitute
the arbitration tribunals, were capi
talistic in their sympathies-and that
employers got all the better of it in
the decisions; that the unionists at
succeeding elections chose judges who
were in sympathy with them and that
thereafter the employers fared ill in
the settlement by arbitration. An
other objection advanced was this:
That when the court in settling a
strike fixed a wage standard, that
standard became universal through
out the state; that while it might be
just in rural districts, it was unjust
in cities, where the cost of living was
-higher. Premier Seddon, who is a
partisan, is thoroughly convinced of
the wisdom of compulsory arbitra
tion and says that "it is merely a
question of time when there will be
a similar law- in every Australian
state (as already in New South Wales,
South Australia and Western Austra
lia), with a federal arbitration act
covering interstate arbitration over
the commonwealth." Continuing, he
reviews the operation of the law,
"Since the inauguration of the law
there has been no attempt at strike
or lockout that has not been instantly
baffled, and the labor dispute adjust
ed. The colony has enjoyed steadily
increasing prosperity, not only shown
by rapidly increasing exports, but by
the expansion of values of machinery,
plants, output, etc., in manufactures
and the increased amount of wages
paid therein, viz., from 1,907.592 in
1895 to 3,098,501 in 1900. Every trade
in the colony is in full work, while
the arrival of emigrants from. Austra
lia alone exceed by 10,000 for the year
the number of departures thither.
All these have been absorbed, and yet
the cry for more workers (notably
for agricultural -laborers and for
young people in factories) is still un
satisfied. Scarcely a day passes but
some industrial union of employers is
registered under the arbitration act
to more fully- meet the earlier organ
ization of workers' unions, yet the ut
terances of dissatisfaction are con
fined either to those whom the act
has compelled to do justice to their
workmen or to a narrow fringe of
failures in trades unionism, who try
to get a little brief notoriety by sup
plying material to the newspaper re
porters overhungry for copy."
NATURE'S OWN CURE.
Hyomel Cores Catarrh Without Danreroas
Dragging of the Stomach.
Not until Ilyomei was discovered
has it been possible to truthfully say
that a remedy for catarrh was known.
This remedy is breathed through
the Ilyomei inhaler for a few minutes
four times a day, and during that
the air passages and lungs is impreg
nated with the germ killing and
health giving Ilyomei. It is the only
treatment that cures catarrh.
Stomach drugging often causes dis
ordered digestion or brings on some
other diseases and never makes a per
manent cure of catarrh. Ilyomei not
only kills the germs in the throat and
nose, but penetrates to the minutest
air cells in the lungs and enters the
blood with the oxygen, killing the
germs in the blood. It frees the mu
cous membrane from poisonous mi
crobes and gives perfect health.
A complete outfit costs but $1, and
includes an inhaler, dropper and suffi
cient Ilyomei for several weeks'
T. II. Thomas has so much faith in
the merit of Ilyomei that he agrees
to return the money to any purchaser
who may be dissatisfied.
Saves Two From Death.
"Our little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and
bronchitis," writes Mrs. W. K. Havi
land, of Armonk, X. Y., "but, when all
other remedies failed, we saved her
life with Dr. King's- New Discovery.
Our niece, who had consumption in an
advanced stage, also used this won
derful medicine and today she is per
fectly well." Desperate throat and
lung diseases yield to Dr. King's New
Discovery as to no other medicine on
earth. Infallible for coughs and colds.
50 cent and $1 bottles guaranteed by
Ilartz & Ullerueyer. Trial bottles free.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured In Threo
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and
joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been in
bed for six weeks and had eight phy
sicians, but received no benefit until
she tried the Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. It gave immediate relief and
she was able to walk about in three
days. I am sure it saved, her life."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second av
enue, Rock Island; Gustav Schlegel &
Son, 220 West Second street, Daven
port. So live that it will not take the lat
ter part of your life to blot out the
first part of your existence. Rocky
Mountain Tea will do the business.
35 cents. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
All the news all the time
DAILY SHORT STORY
Afloat With the Dead.,
Copyright. 1903. by C. B. Lewis.
One morning when the American ship
Tornado was ubout fifty miles south of
the Madeiras I was called to the look
jut two hours after midnight. I was
Jigging my eye3 and fighting away
deep when a curious sound from over
!he bows caught my ear. It was a dark
aight. with not a star visible, and I
could not see beyond the end of the Jib
toom. As I listened to the noise the
snly thing I could rampant It to was
the noses of sharks bumping against a
It would have been ridiculous to call
to the mate? and give him any such ex
planation, but 1 finally reported the cu
rious noises and left the cause for him
to find out. He brought up and lighted
a port fire, and the glare Illuminated
the sea for a hundred feet around, and
the first thing we saw was a ship's boat
within half a cable's length of us on the
port bow. In the bottom of the boat
were two human figures, and one of
them was a woman, and all around the
boat the sea was alive with sharks.
They were diving under the craft, run
ning their noses against it and seeking
In other ways to upset it. Had It been
a shore boat it could not have with
stood their attacks.
As soon as we caught sight of the
boat the mate ran to call the captain.
By the time he had arrived the boat
bad drifted right down against us, and
jne of the crew lowered himself down
and fastened the painter. Then I got
3 own to assist him, and we passed up
the bodies the man first. We might as
well have dropped him into the sea, for
be had been dead at least twenty-four
ours. As we lifted up the woman, hav
ing not a doubt that she was also dead,
she moved and uttered a groan and
?ave us a great fright. We had her on
board In a couple of minutes, and the
small boat, which was n captain's gig,
new and without a name, was later
hoisted up. We found the woman great
ly exhausted through thirst and hun
ger, but with life enough to build hopes
du, and she was cared for so well that
at the end of two or three hours it was
reported that she had fallen into a deep
sleep and would probably pull through.
It may surprise you to learn how
long that castaway female slept. At
Intervals the captain raised her head
to administer soup or drink, but not
actually to Interrupt her sleep, and she
did not open her eyes till fifty hours
had passed. Then sleep had brought
her fully back to life. It was two or
three days later, however, before we
heard her story, or, to our great
amazement, learned that there was no
story to tell. The woman could re
member nothing of the past not even
If you have read Clark Russell you
will remember two such incidents
In his books. You may have set them
down as "sailors' yarns," but such
things have happened on land a dozen
times over. The woman awoke to
find herself aboard a strange ship,
with strange men about her. She was
handsome and v ell formed, English in
looks and speech, but she wore no
Jewelry and had neither a purse nor a
cardcase. When asked how she came
to be at sea with the man in the gig
whether she had visited Madeira or
the Arores whether she lived in
England or elsewhere she could tell
absolutely nothing. She began a new
life as she opened her eyes in the cabin
of the Tornado.
To add to the romance, or, rather,
to make a romance of it, our captain
fell In love with the woman, and 6he
returned the sentiment. She would
have married him at the end of a few
months, but he dared not chance it.
He fully believed that she was already
a wife and that word must come from
her husband sooner or later. As for
her, the past was dead. It was doubt
ed whether she would remember her
husband if he came to claim her. She
loved as any single woman might love.
When two years had passed away
and no word had been received Cap
tain Clark and the woman were mar
ried, and he took her to Wilmington,
N. C, to reside. He made three or four
trips to European ports after that and
then quit the sea and established him
self ashore as a ship chandler.
One evening four years after the
wedding the captain of an English ship
just in called at the chandler's In the
way of trade. Something happened to
be said about the Azores, and the
stranger at once began a sorrowful
story. Six years before while his ship
was at the islands his wife attempted
to return to the ship in the face of a
squall, and the boat was upset and the
occupants lost. They found neither
boat nor bodies, but had no doubt
about the calamity. The husband was
nearly crazed with grief and was a
victim of brain fever for many months.
The story was not half told when Cap
fain Clark knew that the woman's real
husband stood before him.
Whether he would have suppressed
the truth or boldly stated It no man
hut he can tell, but he was not put to
the trial. The climax was a curious
ne, but in keeping. The stranger, who
gave his name as Burke, was lookUig
at Captain Clark In a puzzled way as
he told his story, perhaps having some
faint intuition of the truth, when a
small anchor swinging from a beam
above his head broke loose from its
fastenings and fell upon and crushed
the life out of him, and he was dead
with the words of his story yet upon
Not a word was told the woman, and
she died ten years later without the
mystery having been explained to her.
When the name Burke was mentioned
to her It did not affect her in the
slightest, and no more did the name of
her husband's ship. The past was so'
completely dead to her that she would
positively have refused to recognize
Jier husband's claim. ; M. 3UAD.
As You Like It
That is about the way The Mutual Life
Insurance Company of New York issues
policies in these days of varied require
ments in business and family life.
The postscript to a letter written by Mr.
Ebe Walter, of Clarkesville, Del., enforces
The ortloiM of the cINMrnd addition of ST. making my
policy 11.157. or a total csh value of W87 1 are fully appre
elated, but the vttle-mrnt hich I have chosen seem to be tha
Lest suited to my present circumstance.'
What Mr. Walter did take was a divi
dend check for $196.98 ou the paid-up
policy of a $1,000, w hich cost him all told
$448.02. He says ;
The feature which I particularly like a!out my policy It
that the lunger I live the more 1 get and that during the Lai.
ante of my life there la nothing mure for me to pay.
From Wilmington (Del.) JVeats. Nov. 27, 902.)
In writing for terms for a policy of this
kind, state what you would like to receive
in cash at the end of limited payment
Ecriod, amount you would like your bene
ciary to receive in event of your death,
and give your age.
The Mutual Lifk Insurance
Company o New York
Richard A. McCurdy. President.
F. A. Spencer, Peoria, 111., Manager.
Dr. Paul Kersch and II. L. Wheelan,
local agents for Rock Island.
Chicago, Oct. 20 Folio-wing are the opei -ing.
Highest, lowest ana closing quotatlors
In today's markets:
Oct. mi 82 81 V, 81 H
Vec.,tH 80 80H
May, U; '.UK; 7tf;78V4
Oct. 43: 43. 43H 41",
Dec, 44- i4- 3H 43.S
May, 42; 42?; 41 ; H-
Oct. 34S 34 V S4V4 3H,
Dec, US : 3 85 35
May, 34; 30?,; 3c V. 38
Oct., .10.95; 10.85: 10 95: 10 95
Jan ,11.72. 11 90. 11 72; 11.87
May, 11. 85; 12 U2; 11 85; 11.97.
Oct.. 6 3!: 6 40: 8f2, 6 40
Jan , B.4S: 6.52; 6 4-V 6.58
May, 6.50, 662; 6.50.6 62
Oct.. 8.00; 8.37; 8.00: 8.37.
JD., 6.15: 6 27 6.15:6.27.
May, 6 31: 6.40. 6.3?; 6.37.
Rye, Dec. f 6: May 57; flax. N. W. 1.02;
S. W. Wtf: Oct. 9li4; Dec. 96; May 1.00H;
Recelita today: Wheat 104, corn 433. oau
299; nogs 13,000; cattle 7,fl00, sneej 40.0 j.
Hog market opened steeay.
Light. SF.'0a-70; mixed and butch
era. 5.10(&5 .0; good heavy, 14 8525 6: rough
heavy, 4 ho5 10.
Cattle ma.rs.et opened slow and easy.
Sheep market opened lower.
Hogs at Kansas City 8,0-jo, cattle 81,000,
nogs at Omaha 2 m)0, cattle 7,000
Union stock yards 8:40 a. vo.
Hog market slow, 5c to 10c lower.
Leht, 15 10&5.7&; mixed and rutchers tf.C5
Q5 70: rood heavy, f 4 80-35 e0; rough heavy.
Cattle market dull and lower.
Beeves 13 35 &S 65, cows ana heifers 1 253
4 40, Texas steers 12 80&3.N). stockers and
feeders 12 004. 10, westerns 2.75 40.
Sheep market quiet to 10c lower.
Hog market closed weak, 10 to 15c lewer.
Light, (5.0535 60; mixed and butchers, 6.05
r.8": good heavy, S4 75&JS.60; rough heavy
Cattle market closed dun and weak.
Sheep market closediu to 20. lower
Estimated receipts Wednesday: Wheat 85,
corn 2H5. oats 185, hogs 22,000.
Maw York Stocks.
New York, Oct. 20. The followlnc are th
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar lHV.Gas 9H4.C. R. I. &P. Six. South
ern Paciiiic 41H,. li. & o. 74, Atchison com
mon 66H, -Atchison pfd. 8. C. M. & St. P.
138. Manhattan 133. copper 38', W. U.
Tel. Co. fS, L & N K0?,, O & A. 27. Rdg.
common 46. Can. Pacific 119. Leather com
mon 7, li. R. T 33. Pacific Mail 20V4. U.
S. Steel pta. 53f U. S. Steel common 14
Penna. l't. Mo. Pacific 90, Union Pacific
71',, coal nd iron z9, trie common
Wabash pfd. 30. Car foundry 21, C. & O
W. 144, Rep. steel pfd. 67, Rep. SUel com
mon New York Central 11H. Illinois
LOCAL HAREBT CONDITIONS.
Quotations un Provisions.
Stock. Feed and FneL
Rock Island. Oct. 20. Following
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 2lc22c, dairy 17c.
Eggs Fresh 20c
Live poultry Spring chickens 10c pr
pound hens 8c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 50c.
Cattle Steers 14.00 to 14. FO cows anO
heifers 12.00 to tX.Vi. calves 13.00 to I5.no
Hogs Mixed and butchers I5.0J to 10 eo.
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. .2.50 u
14 00, Lambs per head 14.00 to 15.00
Feed mad FoeL
Grain Corn 6055c; oats. 85c.
jforage Timothy hay, 18 to 19.00, prairie
17, baled prairie 17, baled timothy 19, straw
Wood Hard, per load 95.00.
Coal Lump per bushel I3cl4c. mine run
13c per bushel, siack per bushel 7c
H. J. TOHER.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
Grain, . ?
To New York
No. 109 Main at
A. J. OSTLUND
New Phone 8749. a , A V11
1612 Second avenne, llOIine, 111
Builderof Gasoline Engines for station
ary, Marine and Automobiles. Antnmn
Mie Kepnirlnr. Repair, Job and Pattern
Work. Machinery built to order.
of "the new
Cor. 43rd St. Lnd
S vinda.y, Oct. 25.
.JOSKriI Y. POWKLL, of Buf
falo, N.Y., the eminent lay evan
gelist and national organizer of
.St. Paul's llrotheihoo;!. will be
ineharge and will j-peak at each
Meetings: y and 10 u. 111., 3
and 7 p .m.
Come and hear the man who
speaks to men from ocean to
ocean, and loves men, works
among men. helps men.
Come! Rain or Shine
1 BT' l
117 j& FT
of Ovir New
317 Twentieth St..
SATURDAY, Oct. 24.
All the news all the time The
Sr-CTT Si ,P
I SAMPLE shoe: 1
I SALIC 3 3 3.!
We place on sale and continue for two
weeks the following grand bargains in
Ladies' Sample shoes from stock to
complete a full run of sizes. A grand
chance to secure your fall footwear at
from 3 to 2 less than the regular prices.
One lot; sample shoes in kid skin,
about 200 pairs, in wells and turns,
worth up to $:i.50; your ehoiee
One lot sample enamel an:! patent
leather welt shoes, made of the best
material and workmanship, retail or
dinarily at $:5.o0; your choiee
(With the above lot we put in from
stoek all sizes and widths up to 8.)
One lot sample patent kid turn shoes,
and sizes taken 'from stoek to com
plete a run of sizes from 3 to S. regu
lar $:i.."i0 values; your choiee of these
tine dress thoes
Cr.e lot sample velour and kangaroo
and heavy kid shoes with duplicates
from stock to complete a ivill i'un of
sizes- and widths, value $2 and $2.50;
One lot odds and ends of ladies kid
shoes, at 50c, 75c, $1.13 and
prepared for sudden clianes "by
having your FALL SUIT ready by
setting it now. You will be able to
. choose from one of the best selected
stocks in the city. Our styles are al-
J ways the latest, and our prices are
right. Our stock is fresh and new. We
X The New Clothing Store t 1714 Second Avenue. J
V '"" M. MM. .MM.. ...MM
Nothing Better Than
One lot boys' good, solid school shoes,
sizes 4 ami 4' only, were $1.50; your
One lot union
work shoes, $2
One lot men's box calf blucher and
bals. with Ooodyear welted oak soles,
splendid $:i values; during this sale...
All 10c shoe polish, including Whit
niorc's Uaby Elite; during this sale.
A school slate free with each pair
of children's shoes.
Call and look through our new
Fixture Room. Kew stock.
W. A. ROBB & CO.,
110 18th St. Phone West 1538
made kangaroo calf
values; during this
Rock Island, 111.