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THE ARGFU8, T UEoDAY, N O VEMD iSR 1 0 1 903.
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' Correspondence solicited from every town
skip In Rock Island county
Tuesday, Xovem ber 10, 1903.
Down in Panama the people seem
to be able not only to originate revo
lutions, but to deliver the goods. The
latter has been the besetting weak
ness of revolutionists.
Former Speaker Henderson declin
ed to stump Iowa during the late cam-J
paign, but this will not account alto
gether for the falling off in the repub
lican vote in that state.
The Kansas City Journal says: '"The
New York papers have demonstrated
that they are fully equal to the Chi
cago papers in defeating a municipal
ticket by uniting in its support."
Stuyvesant Fish, president of the
Illinois Central railroad, says that
Wall street has been on a drunk for a
long time, and is now suffering from
a severe headache. "With all due re
spect to Mr. Stuyvesant Fish the pub
lic doesn't care a rap whether Wall
street has a headache or the colic.
YV. E. Curtis, who is in Spain, writes
that the Spaniards in general feel
benefited by the war with the United
States, being relieved of the tremen
dous drain of keeping up and policing
the colonies which we now have on
our hands. On the other hand a great
army of crooks in politics who for
merly made a living stealing officially
from the colonies now make a living
by stealing at home.
The Public Lands.
The public lands of the United
States belong to the whole people and
should be sacredly kept for their use
and benefit. These millions of acres
if forests, mountains and land in the.
arid belt will, before long, be valua
ble and will be occupied by a thrifty
and prosperous people. Kven the
mountains with their small valleys
will be wanted as the increase of
population pushes our future millions
further and further from the present
centers of population. That a moun
tainous country will maintain those
who are willing to work has been ex
hibited for ages in Switzerland. A
combination of lumbermen and land
office officials have formed a conspir
acy to acquire these valuable timber
lands, and the Portland Oregonian, a
leading republican newspaper, an
nounces that a "land graft" ring has
for years been acquiring titles to
millions of acres through the use of
dummies "and other fraudulent
means." It is even stated that a num
ber of United States senators and
congressmen are implicated and an
investigation has been going on for
The unearthing of these gigantic
land frauds stealing the people's
patrimony on the heels of the ex
posure of the postoffice . and other
scandals, will serve to awaken the
American people to the necessity of
intrusting the affairs of the govern
ment to a new set of men.
The republican leaders have so im
pressed their followers with the idea
that "graft" and "loot" are the de
sirata of government that honesty of
administration is no longer con
sidered. Speakers of the House.
Chicago Itecord-Herald: When Jo
seph G. Cannon becomes speaker of
the house that office and honor will
fall to an Illinois man for the first
time in the history of the country.
Mr. Cannon's native state, North Car
olina, will then have fared not much
better in his particular than his adopt
ed state, but it did have one man who
was in for six successive years. This
was Nathaniel Macon, who served
from 1801-07. It is interesting to note
that North Carolina was then the
fourth state in population, being pre
ceded by Virginia, Pennsylvania and
New York in the order named.
The position of speaker has been
held more times by Kentucky than by
any other state, but her. record is
largely made up of two men, Clay and
Carlisle. Clay was speaker 1811-14,
1815-20, 1823-25; Carlisle, 1883-89. The
other Kentucky men were John White,
1841-43, and Lynn Doyd, 1851-55.
Massachusetts has had four speak
ers Theodore Sedgewick, J. D. Var
num. 1. C. Winthrop and N. P. Danks,
only one of whom Varnum served
as much as two terms. Virginia also
had our speakers. They were P. P.
Da i hour, A. Stevenson. R. M. T. Hun
ter and J. W. Jones. Stevenson serv
ed from 1S27-34, the others but one
term each. Another state that is well
represented in it he list is Pennsylva
nia, which furnished the first speak
er, F. A. Muhlenberg, who was re
elected after an intervening term,
and which added at a later date Grow
and Ifandall. Other states make the
Connecticut, 1791-93, I. J. Trumbull;
New Jerey, 1795-99, Jonathan Day
ton, 1SG0-G1, W. Pennington; South
Carolina, 1814-15, Langdon Cheves,
1857-59, James L. Orr; New York,
1820-21 and 1825-27, J. W. Taylor; Teu
?iessee, .'18.(4-35, John Dell, 1S35-39,
James I. Polk; Indiana, 1845-47, J. W.
Dawes, 1863-69, Schuyler Colfax, 1875
7G, M. C. Kerr; (Jeorgia, 1849-5.1, How
ell Cobb, 1891-95, C. F. Crisp; Maine,
1869-75, James (i. Dlaine, 1889-91,
Thomas D. Heed; Ohio, 1881-S3, J. W.
Keifer; Iowa, 1899-01, D. 11. Hender
son. Though the ottice is a very powerful
as well as honorable one, it will be ob
served that Polk was the only speaker
who became president, and that few
of the speakers have been presiden
tial candidates. Hunter, of Virginia,
was only 30 when he took the chair,
and other young men have occupied
it, but Mr. Cannon is more than twice
30 and a veteran in congress.
Republican Treachery Shocks One
. of the Party's Spellbinders.
Hon. D. S. Itodey, who represents
New Mexico in congress and who i3
considered a Republican spellbinder of
prominence, was invited by Chairman
Dick of the Ohio Republican state com
mittee to stump Ohio this fall. He
promptly refused, giving this reason:
"There is one statement in the Repub
lican platform of Ohio to which I can
not consistently subscribe, and that is
the statement that Senator Hanua's
re-election is a distinct national de
mand. I was so shocked by his action
on the floor of the United States senate
on the 20th of last January, repudiat
ing the promises of the Republican
party to the territories, although he
was chairman of the national Repub
lican party, that I caunot conscien
tiously take any part in the campaign
to re-elect him."
The pledge to give the territories
statehood was but one of the promises
that were made by the Republican na
tional convention. Reciprocity was
promised, but the reciprocity treaties
which were negotiated by McKinley
have never been ratified. And yet the
protective duties of the Dingley bill
were purposely placed so high that the
concession made to foreign countries
under the treaties negotiated would
still leave ample protection to the
trusts. But the trusts wanted all the
swag that the tariff bill gave them,
and their influence with the Republic
an congress was snfficient to prevent
the ratification of the reciprocity trea
ties. The promise in the Republican plat
form to favor legislation that would
prevent monopolies, "to limit produc
tion or to control prices," has not been
redeemed and never will be until the
present leaders of the Republican par
ty are retired to private life, for the
trusts and monopolies furnish their
bread of life campaign funds.
The promises to labor have not been
redeemed. The Republican platform
declared, "We favor a more effective
restriction of the Immigration of cheap
labor from foreign countries." That
this promise has not been kept is pat
ent from the fact that the present im
migration exceeds that of any other
year in the history of the country.
In fact, the exception is where the
promises made in the national Repub
lican platform have been redeemed, yet
all Sir. Itodey objects to is that the
comparatively small promise made to
the territories was repudiated by Sena
tor Hanna. Neither he nor any other
Republican of prominence is refusing
to go on the stump because the greater
promises that affect vast numbers of
the people, and some of them all the
people, have, been forgotten or pur
Republican promises are, most of
them, intended to, fool the people, and
they do fool a good many of them, but
not all of them always.
Sh-h-h! The Baby 'a Sick!
What will Papa Morgan do with the
Infant? - ' '
Stockholders' Meeting;. '
Rock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany wilf be. held at the Rock Island
office of the company, corner Seven
teenth street and First avenue, Fri
day," Nov. 27, 1903, at 3:30 p. m., for
the election of directors, and any oth
er business that may come before the
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
A Runaway IJIcycle.
Terminated with an ugly cut on the
leg of J. D. Orner, Franklin Grove, 111.
It developed a stubborn ulcer, un
yielding to doctors and remedies for
four years. Then Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured. It's just as good for
burns, scalds, skin eruptions and piles.
25 cents, at Hart is & Ullenieyer's drug
DAILY SHORT STORY
His Lordship's Secretary'.
Two young Englishmen, hunting in
the far west, one night sought shelter
at a ranch, where unexpectedly they
came upon the family of the owner,
an eastern capitalist.
"1 say, Dramley," said one of the
hunters to the other, "these people be
long to that class who are after titled
husbands for their daughters. Now,
wouldn't it be a jolly joke for us to let
it out that we are titled men traveling
Dramley looked at his companion,
surprised. "You mean in order to se
cure a rich wife under the pretense of
being a nobleman?"
"Oh, I was only proposing to go in
for the fun of it," replied the other.
"Well, Chesborough, suppose you play
the lord, and I'll play your secretary.
I shall not be claiming a rank above
what I really possess, and you will be
free to get what amusement out of it
you can. I have an intimate friend
Dord Charleray about whose affairs
I know a great deal. Personate him
if you like, and I will.be able to keep
you from detection by preventing your
making any serious blunders."
So it was made up that Chesborough
should play Dord Charleray, and it was
soon evident to Dramley that he was
striving to win the love of Florence
Mortimer, the second daughter of the
owner of the ranch. As soon as it was
known that the sportsmen were a lord
and his secretary very naturally they
were objects of interest and were In
vited to prolong their stay. There was
a slight suspicion, however, on the part
of the Mortimers of Lord Charleray.
Thy had mingled with noble families
abroad, and his lordship, though cer
tainly having the manner of a gentle
man, if a lord seemed to them to be a
very inferior one.
Florence Mortimer was not hunting
for titles, and his lordship did not
please her. Ills secretary seemed far
preferable. She was a fine horsewo
man, and she and Mr. Dramley rode
together and sang duets together and
read books together till Mr. Mortimer
began to feel troubled. Miss Florence
was a very independent character, and
he feared that if she fell in love with
Mr. Dramley, who, being a lord's sec
retary, was, to say the least, not an
important personage, she would marry
him despite all efforts to prevent it.
Meanwhile the spurious lord became
infatuated with the girl and, seeing
that she was not only irresponsive, but
leaning toward Dramley, confidentially
warned her against his secretary, in
forming her that he was the younger
son of a nobleman, had been cashiered
from the army, and that he (Charle
ray), being related to him, had takeu
him into his service and brought him
to America with the hope that he
might marry well and make the new
world his home.
Miss Mortimer expressed gratitude to
his lordship for his magnanimity in
not sacrificing her to his designs for
his protege. Then, leaving him, she
thought out the problem of the stran
gers. Evidently there was something
wrong with them. It was difficult for
her to think 111 of Dramley, and she
did not believe Charleray's story. Rut
Dramley was, to say the least, in bad
company, and she determined to drop
him. The next morning her father in
formed the two huntsmen that other
guests were expected and their rooms
would be required.
A hot flush passed over Dramley's
cheeks at the polite dismissal, which
he knew was with Miss Mortimer's
consent, for she had scarcely noticed
him at breakfast. He had unwittingly
brought the slight upon himself. Ches
borough was a stranger to him, whom
he had met in the west, and, being a
fellow countryman and a sportsman,
had taken him up for companionship. He
was puzzled what course to take, . 'in
deed after reflection he concluded that
there was nothing for him to do but
go without attempting to explain.
When Miss Florence Mortimer re
turned to New York she wrote to
friends in England making inquiries
about the Earl of Charleray and
learned that there was such a title; and
such a person and that during the past
autumn he had been hunting in Amer
ica. The next step in the affair was an
invitation to dine with him. Miss Mor
timer, thinking that she might have
been unjust to him in the matter of his
story about his secretary, decided to
"Miss Mortimer," 6aid the hostess,
tapping the lady on the back with her
fan to secure her attention. "let me
present Lord Charleray." Florence
turned, and there stood Mr. Dramley,
his cheeks flaming like a pair of carna
tions. A pleasant surprise lighted tip Miss
Mortimer's face, relieving to a great
extent the earl's embarrassment. Since
they were not alone she tactfully began
to chat without any reference to their
former meeting, but later when they
were seated apart from the others she
"Come, there is a story I am dying
Charleray began by telling her that
to enjoy a hunting season, avoiding no
toriety, he had come to the country un
der the name of Dramley and gone
west, where he had met Chesborough,
to whom he did not reveal his Identity.
He then confessed that when Chesbor
ough proposed that they should play
the parts of noblemen the temptation
to let Chesborough play his (Charle
ray's) part was too strong to be resist
ed. Miss Mortlmpr was "at first in
clined to blame him for not making an
explanation before he left the ranch,
but before he left her he had convinced
her that ho could not in honor to the
false earl do so. At any rate she so far
forgave the indiscretion as to beeoms
Lady. Charleray. F. A. MIXCHEL.
72 L ITffJJ-,
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We will exchange the new Grand
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IMMENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE
f orty-EIsht Thousand Dollars Paid
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The biggest purchase of high grade
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cigar manufacturer was made last
Wednesday by Frank P. Lewfs, Peoria
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that the entire amount was to be fancy
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