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THE ARG-US, WEDNESDAY, JTJINE 29. 1904.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Eecond avenue, Rock Island. 111. En
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lication. No such articles will be print
ed over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, June 2u, i04.
Thar man who wants a receiver ap
pointed for the Standard Oil company
has hin nerve with him.
The new railroad bridge which the
Burlington has commenced to build
across Rock river at Oregon will be
one of the largest and heaviest bridges
on the system.
Tammany insists on presenting May
or George B. McClellan as the choice
of the New York Indians for the pres
idency. But inasmuch as Tammany
is tied up with Parker instructions,
how will they get their candidate be
fore the democratic convention?
Wait and see.
Says the New York World: McKin
ley's admonition that "We must not
repose in fancied security that we can
forever sell everything and buy little
or nothing" made no appeal to the
convent ion. .McKinley was long ago
otit-McKinleyed by his party. If he
were alive he could have had no stand
ing in the Chicago convention. Pos
sibly he would have been denounced
as a free trader a Cobdenite at the
very least. The thing to do is to
stand pat and fry the fat.
Governor tierrlck of Ohio, is now
leading a bucolic existence on his farm
near Sullivan, in Ashland county.
Immediately on his arrival there he
settled down to a farmer's life in car
nest. Donning a broad brimmed hat
Of coarse straw, the kind bought for
10 cents in a country store, and a pair
of blue overalls, he did the chores and
other small jobs incidental to a farm
hand's work. One delegation of farm
ers discovered the governor Bitting on
a rail fence eating a red apple, a feast
which he prefers to thi most elab
orate banquet. He passed apples
around and then discussed various
topics with his callers. This is the
place where the governor spent his
boyhood days and where he first knew
the little country girl who is now Mrs.
Myron T. Ilerrick.
One of the most enthusiastic of all
those who follow the elusive golf balls
over the Chevy Chase links, near
Washington, is Justice Harlan of the
United States supreme court. He has
turned threescore and ten. but he de
clines to agree that he has. therefore,
passed what some have called the
"dead line" of active life. "1 am no
older than I was twenty years ago,"
he remarked the other day. "and while
I can keep up my golf I'm apt to
stay o. ' Justice Harlnn. niter his
first lesson in trying to mako the Jjall
do Ehlnga it apparently did not wish
to do. described golf as a "cross be
tween tiildlety winks and a mile run."
but today he plays, rain or shine, sum
mer or winter, matching off with gen
erals or diplomats or. failing these.
"Colonel Bogie" himself.
Spleen Pore and Simple.
M. F. Dunlap. who had charge of the
Hearst campaign in Illinois prior to
the state convention, is giving evi
dence of disgruntle that his chief
should have received more recogni
tion than he by the convention. Dtmj
lap is addressing circulars to the deb
gates who at tended the convent ion from
various parts of the state, requesting
them to sign and Bend him formal no
tices seeking to change the personnel
of the delegates at large to thenational
convention from those selected to a
list Dunlap furnishes. As Donlap aims
at Hon. Ben T. Cable among others
in this proceeding it is of something
more than passing interest to Rock
Island county democrats. The fact that
in the selection of delegates at large
Hon. A. W. Iiwrence was chosen as
the direct representative of Hearst.
iustead of Dunlap himself was a bitter
pill to the latter, and he has been try
ing to get even with somebody ever
since the state convention was held.
In the vote of the committee of the
state convention to select delegates at
large. Mr. Dunlap received the lowest
number of votes among the five from
which the four were selected. Mr.
Alschuler was given the 'highest num
ber of votes. Mr. Cable being next,
then Mr. Ijiwrcnce and then Mr. Hop
kins. Mr. Dunlap beinji left at the
poll. On this account he is aggrieved,
and heme his present move.
And right here let it be suggested
that if Mr. Dunlap had devoted himseli
more assiduously to advancing The in
terests of his chief in the campaign
in Illinois preceding the convention,
and less to his attempt to build up a
personal machine, he would undoubt
edly have had a more complete grasp
of affairs at Springfield. As it was he
was a mere nonentity. His forces were
without organization or leadership.
While the state had gone to Hearst, it
was not through Dunlap's influence
that the convention gave instructions.
The plain truth of the matter was that
had it not been for one of the very
men at whom Dunlap is venting his
spleen now there would have beta no
resolution before the convention for
Hearst, much less a roll call on the
subject in which the delegates were
most interested, 'the Argus has al
ready told of how Mr. Cable in carry
ing out his good faith with the dem
ocracy of Rock Island county secured
both the resolution for Hearst that
came from the committee on rcsolu
tions. and then the roll call of the con
vention on the action bearing upon the
question of instructions. And yet Mr.
Dunlap now seeks to put aside the
action of the convention so far as Mr.
Cable is concerned, simply because
the latter "win not give up his political
soul to him. Regardless of Mr.
Cable's personal preferences he has
acted under the instructions of
his own county, and has gone further
to see that those instructions were car
ried into effect than most any other
man would have done tinder the cin
cumstances, and he will go as far as
the other delegates from Illinois will
go at St. Iuis and he will not be
owned by Dunlap either.
As a matter of fact Mr. Dunlap's
present undertaking is preposterous,
not only because the authority no
more exists to chanKe what the con
vention has clone in the matter of
delegates, than it does to rescind the in
struct ions on the same, but because
the democratic party is not seeking
to drive away from it men prominent
in the ranks merely because they may
have convictions of their own. A pro
ceeding that would put into effect what
Mr. Dunlap now proposes would be
one hundred fold more high handed
than what he charges to the state cen
tral committee at Springfield, in the
disixisition of cases where there were
contesting delegations. There is no
contest on from Illinois. But one con
vention was held, and Mr. Dunlap
had not the influence, despite the ad
vantage that he should have had to
either control that convention
or to lead a bolting one at any
time during the day. And not with
standing that the convention was com
posed largely of Hearst delegates. Dim
lap in his zeal to build up out of the
Hearst enthusiasm a political organiza
tion of his own. neglected the ordinary
rudiments for the control of the ma
jority in the face of any obstacle that
might have arisen. And so hopelessly
was he bewildered that but for the
work of Mr. Cable the- delegates
would not have had opportunity to
vote for the resolution that to them
was of paramount importance.
If Rock Island county is any cri
terion of how the state was carried for
Hearst. Dunlap has as little influence
as any man in the state. He had
nothing to do either with the carry
ing of this county or the selection of
the delegates. He was told at the out
set that the democracy of Rock Island
county knew what it proposed to do.
and if would do it without aid or in
fluence from outside. Shortly before
the convention met Mr. Dunlap was
advised that he might write the reso
lution of instruction for Hearst, and
this he did. This privilege was ex
tended as a matterof courtesy, not be
cause the eountv felt that it owed
anything to Dunlap. and he admitted
afterwards t hut Rock Island county
was one of those in the state in which
he did not expend a cent of money or
an ounce of energy.
And jret Mr. Dunlap seems to have
failed to grasp the idea that because
Rock Island county was for Hearst it
was not necessarily for Dunlap or
against Cable. This is what is both
The Duty of Officers.
It is a favorite trick with publiu
officials to say that complaints of vio
lations of law rest upon the privato
citizen equally with the official. Onu
of the best responses to this effort
to avoid responsibility comes from a
recent decision by Justice Grant of the
supreme court of Michigan. In that
decision he said:
"I want to tell you right here that
the next time a law officer says it is
not his business to make a complaint,
and tells you that if you will sign the
complaint he will set the machinery
in motion, you can assure him it is
not the duty of the private citizen to'
do this. It is not safe for any private
citizen to attack three kinds of law
breakers keepers of houses of prosti
tution, gamblers, and liquor dealers
who sell unlawfully. The suppression
of their illegal business is not the
concern of private citizens. If tin y
are active in this direction they may
have their houses burned down or be"
subject to assault: but they dare not
assault the officer because he repre
sents the majesty of the law. Every'
police officer has the power of govern
ment behind him. and lawbreakers
know that if they kill the officer they
never can kill the office: that as soon
as an officer is out of the way there
is another in his place. Law enforce
ment is what you pay the officers for
and it is their duty and not a private
This is not only sound law. but good
sene. An officer is chosen to attend
to specific duty, and when he waits to
have a private citizen to make com
plaint he is either a coward or a shirk.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Poet and a Burglar.
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k Copyright. 1S04. by C. B. Lewis
r As a young man of twenty-four I
was keeping bachelor's ball at an
aunt's In the country while she was
(away for a fortnight, and one night a
lieavj hand was laid on my shoulder
in a way to arouse me. 1 opened my
eyes to blink and wink at the light of
a lamp dans by, and pretty soon I made
out the face and figure of a man bend
ing over me. He was a middle aged
man. not at all tough looking, and if he
hadn't had a pistol in his hand I should
have taken him for anything but a
"Then you -you are a burglar?' I
stammered as I snt up and rubbed my
"Well, call it that,'1 he replied, with
a smile. "There are two charges here,
legally speaking breaking and enter
ing in the nighttime and robbery from
a dwelling. That pretty nearly makes
me a burglar, I guess. Did you say
you'd lunch with me this evening? If
so, come along. You bad an empty pis
tol under your pillow, but I removed it
before waking you up. Even an un
loaded pistol has been known to go off.
Are you coming?"
Like oue in a trance I got out of bed
and dressed and then preceded him
downstairs and into tle dining room,
where I found the table spread for
two. There were the remains of a
eld bam, bread and butter, a bottle of
Wine, a tumbler of jelly, some cheese
and a bit of cake.
At that halcyon period Itwrote poetry
a good deal of poetry. There were
several of my "poems" lying shout the
library, and the robber gathered them
all up and brought them 4 to the table
"I used to be something of a poet
myself till I struck a better thing.
Here seems to be an odo'to somebody
named Maggie. Just read! it, will youV
I demurred and be insisted, and I
felt like a fool as I begun to road.
Haggle was a girl I was somewhat
mashed on, and I had" written sixteen
verses on her hair, eyes, mouth, bands
and feet. When I bad finished the
first verse the robber laughed heartily
"Well, yon are about the softest
thing of your age I ever struck! You
peak of Haggle's golden locks. You
don't mean bri-k color. ebV"
"I mean what I say," I replied, with
a show of dignity, and then 1 laid
down the manuscript and told him I
would not read another word of It to
please bin) or any other robber living.
"My dear boy." lie said, with a grin
i n bis face, "you come about as near
being tin idiot asylum as anybody I
ever met. The idea of a grownup man
with whiskers on bis chin writing such
twaddle as this! You'd better go out
and boo cahhace at a shilling a day."
"I haven't asked you for advice," I
"But you need it lots of It. Odes,
poems, idyls ye gods: You sigh to
wnlk In the moonlight paths with the
idol of your heart, do you? Better sit
down in a comfortable room and eat
peanuts with her. You say the sun
goes down on your sorrowing heart.
Are you ass enougb to think the sun is
uoing to change its routine on your ac
count? Soy. yon amuse me. I haven't
met a fool before for five years!"
"If you were not an armed roblor do
you know what I'd do?" I shouted in
"I can easily guess." he replied as he
choked back his laughter for a moment.
"If I wasn't an armed robber you'd
probably write a poem about me. and
it would be nst as slckisb as these
here. A poet in his little bed upstairs,
and he had his mouth wide open and
was snoring like a horse! I come here
to rob. I make a neat Job of effecting
an entrance. I get out all the solid sil
ver aiwl make a tidy bundle of it. I do
the job in n way to do honor to my
profession. I am all through when I
discover a pumpkin headed poet in bis
bed and am made almost ashamed of
"My son, I really can't leave the
house without giving you some nd
vire. It's no use to grit your teethnnd
look ucly over it. because you've pot
to take your medicine. In the first
place, you are a rhymester insteadof
n poet. There's no more poetry In
your verses than there Is in that hfflm
"If Maggie is the girl I take her to
be she ll never marry a rhymester. In
the next place, you nre selfish and
cruel to write of the moon, the silent
night, the vine clad hills and so forth
in the way you do. They are helpless
and can't hit back. In the third place,
you ought to be put In bed with a
nursing bottle. Poetry ye-gods!"
I glared tit him and wanted to kill
him. but didn't know Just what to say
"You are put out and indignant nnd
all that." he said as we rose frord the
table, "nnd you will lay the flattering
Unction to your soul that I am a preju
dteed person, but that won't help you
in the long run. A young man of your
age and build who will dawdle his
days and weeks away on rhymes. has
a corkscrew loose in the top of his
head and will either turn out a fool or
'con man. Oblige me by'stepping into
I entered the closet from which he
had taken the 6ilver and was locked
in and did not get my liberty for the
next twenty-four hours. About the
first thing I did after finding that the
robber had carried off the bundle and
that there was no show to overhaul
him was to tear up my various odes
and poems to Maggie and others, and,
although it has sometimes come very
hard to stick to my resolution, I
haven't been guilty of even making a
rhyme since that night. M. QUAD.
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