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THE ARGUS, AVEDXESDAY, JTFIF fi, 1904.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second A-enue, Rock Island, 111. En
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township la Rock Island county.
Wednesday, July 6, 1904.
A dummy is rated Ht $15 for registra
tion pnrpttefcs in the opening of the
Rosebud renervation. The Esopus
quotation is higher, bat may take a
drop before the end of the week.
The Armenian appeal of the I'nited
States government to save them from
the Turks will not be answered. Hut
there ought to be humanity enough
in the cabinets of Europe to put a stop
to these horrors.
Owing to COVll customs, Minister
LHshmann can not talk to the sultan
of Turkey in person. Perhaps the
American representative may he aide
to reach the sultan's ear by means of a
sqtiadron of battleships.
Kansas City report: a woman who
left her husband's fireside because
he would not argue with her. Every
day we are getting new ideas as to
what constitutes a happy home, and al
this rate the marriage problem may
some time he solved.
There is something peculiar in the
fatality by which the Russians al
ways have a vietory won up to the
time that the Japanese reinforce
ments arrive. There is also something
peculiar in the fact that the reinforce
ments arrive on sc hedule time.
Vhe,i he was a member of the New
York assembly the young Theodore
Roosevelt said he regarded .lay Could
and his son (George) "part of an in
finitely dangerous order the wealthy
criminal class." The son was a guest
of the white house a few days ago.
The Japanese rapid-fire guns are
Colts, made in Connecticut. Russia
uses a European variety, which niusi
be given time to cool off after they
are fired for a few minutes. Japan's
success on land thus far is admitted
to be largely due to its various ad
vantages in artilh ry.
The speetacle of the Armenians cry
ing out to this country to help them
against the cruel Kurds has one lesson
at least, it shows that the nations of
the world have confidence in this gov
ernment as a friend of justice and fair
play. Whatever may be the power pos
sessed at Washington to give relief the
fact that it is called upon Is a com
pliment. Now that I'iet Cronje has married
in Amerira what would be the matter
with settling in this country, which
is a great improvement in a material
way over the African veldt. Our peo
ple rather' like Ptet Cronje for his
genuine piety, for his sturdy manhood
and for his ability to fight for the
thing he believes right. If we could
get all the Boers we could afford to
make a new state for them.
The Truat Iluater.
So it appears th'rt SeoreMry t ortei
you, whose department of commerce
und labor was esM"eliilly designated to
investigate the trusts, combines and
corporations, has n-signed to take up
the labor of chairman of the Republic
tin national committee without huving
discovered one bad trust. After his
arduous luborx at trust hunting his
new occupation will feel like child's
play, and his appeuls to trust mag
nates for campaign futtds should re
ceive the greatest consideration and
resMnse. When eongress some months
ago order-d Seeretary Cortelyoa to run
down the beef combine to its lair it
was heralded by the Hcpuhllcun or
gans as the inauguration of a new era
of ctMUBCf meat in the near future.
Hut the housewives of the 1'uited
States after months of patient waiting
anil intense economy tiutl to their dis
may that the beef combine has only a
few days ago raised the price of beef
instead of lowering it.
If the lute Senator llanua was still
at the head of Republican affairs the
conclusion would at once be arrived at
that the beef combine had "come
down" handsomely and in return was
to liave free rein to plunder the leef
buyer. Hut with such keen trust bust
ers as President Roosevelt and Cortcl
3 on on the track of the octopus, who
would dare to hint at such a compro
mise with iniquity I
Yet the uncomfortable fact remains
that the beef combine and the hun
dreds of other combinations are com
plucvu.Iy plundering the consumer in
a way that leads tj the Ix-licf they Mat
Hecure from publicity or from any ac
tion the administration may take. Aa
the Republican orators, so many of
whom have !at& 8j,okcu, all declare
thr.t high prices innke for prosperity,
the Republican policy may be to "as
sess' the trusts all they will stand and
in return allow them to keep up the
increased eoat of living to the top
notch. Then with the Republican spell
binders declaring that we are all pros
perous some fools may believe it, al
though they have hard work to fit their
expenses with their incomes.
A Wonderful Dam.
H. Rider Haggard writes to the lxn
don Mail that the great Nile dam at
Assouan Is "a work of which the build
ers of the pyramids would have been
proud." The massive granite wall
which forms the dam is over 2 ,000 :
yards in length and crosses the Nile
from side to side. On the crest of it.
2; feet wide, runs a tramway, along
which the visitor seated on a rough
trolley, is propelled at speed by Arabs.
Thence to the north he sees a great
extent of shining rocks, between which
the waters run in channels, and to the
south a vast lake that in some places
attains a depth of nearly 206 feet. This
is the reservoir, ami all the weight of
it and ot the Nile for the 150 miles or
so that is is held up is pressing against
the wall on which he stands. In this
wall are IV sluices, worked by ma
chinery, -which are suficient to deal
with every conceivable contingency of
Hood. The dam and reservoir cost $1".
000.000. The flood Nile attains its
height at Assouan about Sept. 5, when
the average maximum discharge is
800.060,1 tons per diem. Thenceforth
it slows down until the following June,
when the average minimum discharge
is 85,000,000 tons per diem. Now, the
Hood crop of corn in Upper Egypt,
whic h is mainly affected by this reser
voir, is reaped about mid-December,
after which the one crop land hitherto
lay dormant until the next flood. Then
it is that the Assouan dam fulfills its
magnificent purpose. Thus, from June
1 to July 10, when the river is natur
ally at its lowest, the hold-up water is
let out gradually through the sluices,
with the result that the normal flow at
that period is doubled.
Secret Kate Catting.
Judge Gaynor of New York stated it
as his belief that rebates and secret
rate cutting to favored shippers has
led to the creation of trusts and com
bines and that if the law was amend
ed to punish these discriminations the
trusts would be COT bed. 1'erhaps Judge
Gaynor is a little too sanguine of the
effect that putting nil shippers by the
railroads, be they great or small, on
the same footing would have, but
there Is no doubt that taking from the
trusts and combines the discrimina
tions by the railways in their favor
would abolish one of their great mo
nopolies. To the farmer of the west It does
not matter which trunk line carries
his wheat or corn to the seaboard or
Whether it eventually reaches New York
or some other city on the Atlantic or
some port on the gulf of Mexico. The
interest of the farmer ccass when he
has sold his grain to the buyer at the
nearest railway station. Hut it does
make u vast difference to him If he
ships u carload of grain or cattle or
hogs to Chicago or elsewhere that the
freight rate charged him shall be no
more than to the elevator company or
the big cattle buyer. It Is also of the
Utmost Importance to the farmer that
he should have an ma! opportunity
In being furnishd curs like other ship
pers in fact, that no discrimination in
rates or opjiortunlty shall lie made
As nearly all the railways are Inter
state corioratlons it is necessary that
federal legislation should be enacted t
give the interstate commerce commis
si. ii power to puufeli railway oiiiclals
who disobey the law. The present law
us amended by the Klkins bill makes
it a misdemeanor on the part of any
person or corporation "to offer, grant
or give or to solicit, accept or receive
any lebate. concession or discrimina
tion In respect of the transportation of
any prrqcrty named in interstate or
foreign commerce at a hss rate than
that named in the tariffs published
Hut the law does not provide for a
way to punish the lawless railway offi
cial anil Is therefore secretly and often
openly violated with impunity. The
Republican majority In cougress have
always refused to vote for an amend
ment to the law giving the interstate
commerce commission the necessary
power, though the Democrats have
time and again proposed such an
amendment. The same oppealttOH from
the Republicans prevented tho monop
oly breeding tariff from being revised.
though the Democrats have struggled
to reform it. but every Republican in
congress has stood like a stone wall
against even reducing the tariff on
those products of the trusts that they
sell cheaMr abroad than here.
Republican candidates for cougress
and senators muy declaim noon the
stump and make promises that they
will favor reasonable revision of tariff
rates, but their votes show they had
no such houest Intention. Some of
them seek shelter under the plea that
in a caucus of Republican members of
congress the majority decided to stand
pat. and they hail to keep within party
lines. That is an ancient dodge ut
Washington, for the trusts and cor
porations always have a majority of
the Republican members ready to do
If the farmers will pass resolutions
at their grange or farmers' clubs de
manding a pltdge from the candidate
for congress that regardless of pares
lines he v ill vote in their Interest
and dflaring that otherwise they will
vote and work against such candidate's
election, there would surely be a ma
jority in the nrxt congress that would
pas the relief demanded.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Canoeing Epitcda.
"Steady. Don't stir. I'll be with
you in a moment."
A young girl in a narrow, sharp
pointed loat. with rowlocks on out
riggers, had been caught in some rush
es w here the current was strong, had
lost control of the boat and was on
the point of being capsized. A young
man in a canoe was paddling swiftly
toward her. He caught her boat by
the pose, extricated It from the rushes,
picked up an oar from the water, band
ed it to her and held the boat till she
had got both oars in position.
"Look out: Don't get flustered.
Then: dip both oars at once."
Rut instructions did not avail. The
girl was demoralized, and every move
she made tended to destroy her equi
librium. The young man attempted
to instruct her, but lost his patience,
called her stupid, apologized and end
ed by taking her into his canoe. Then,
tow ing her boat behind, he paddled up
stream. "Where shall I take you?" he asked.
"Up where the lake begins. We
have a little summer cottage there."
Horace Fletcher had just been grad
uabil from one of the oldest colleges
in the country. He had been captain
of the university boating team and had
been a medium scholar. In other
words, he was an "all round" good
man. Nothing seemed more physical
ly and Intellectually helpless than this
young girl, who did not look to be
more than seventeen- she wore a skirt
to her ankles who had no skill to sit
in u narrow boat and hadn't sense
enough to keep tint of one. As he pud
dled on he felt it his duty to say some
thing to her und. being full of college
life, began to chat about It. She lis
tened to him attentively while he told
her of college athletics, college
prunks and college gatherings of girls
and students -indeed, Just such mat
ters as would interest a schoolgirl.
She made so little response to all this
that Fletcher at last relapsiil Into si
lence. "She's better fitted," he re
marked to himself, -for a kindergarten
than a companion for a grown man."
Hut silence was not entertaining, and
Fletcher, thinking that his conversa
Hon might not have been simple
enough for her. started In again, this
time gauging his chat for a girl of
"Girls differ as to their amusements,"
he said. "I have known a girl of six
teen who was n companion for a
grown man, and I have known a girl of
fourteen who hadn't yet given up her
doll. Do you-I mean, rather, did you
take much Interest In dollsV"
' I've got them all now." she replied.
"I think there ure six of them."
"H'm! Well, some girls don't like to
part with their dolls."
The girl looked over the water to
wurd a cottage they were nearing ami
said that she thought she would rath
er pull home herself than lie Inglorl
onsly carried home. So Fletcher put
her into her boat, started her. and by
tills time, having collected her facul
ties, she did fairly well. He wstcbed
her till she reached the landing, then
pulld on to a summer hotel a short dis
tance beyond, where he proposed to
spend the night.
He found the guests dining on the
piazza, the dining room having been
cleared for a bop that was to be held
that evening. Stumbling on some peo
ple he knew, they persuaded him to
take part in the festivities, though lie
was obliged to do so in canoeing cos
tume. When the music struck up for
the first dance he noticed a girl conn'
in on the arm of an elderly man. grace
fully sweeping the waxen Moor with a
train of white skirts, and it suddenly
dawned upon him that she was the
girl he had resetted. Passing him she
gave him a cordial smile In which
there was mingled something of amuse
ment. It was evident to Fletcher that
he had been mistaken as to the girl's
age, that the short shirt she had worn
was for boating and that he had been
making n guy of himself. He rushed
to one of his friends for information.
"That girl." said the person Inquired
of, "is Miss Bdfth Hawthorne. She
has just been graduated from col
lege, taking every honor for the senior
year and most of the prizes during the
rest of the courses She Is considered
to have the best mind of any woman
who has been graduate! at college
since it was organized. Shall I pre
sent you to her':"
"Present me! Rather take me out
and drown me!"
Miss Hawthorne was looking at them
and. though she could not hear the
wonls spoken, saw by Fletcher's ex
pression their intent and. walking
across the floor. Joined them with all
the confidence of a middle aged wom
an. "I want to thank you." she said to
Fletcher, "fur extricating me today
and apologise for permitting you to
mistake me iu my short skirt for a lit
tle miss. Your error was apparent
from the start, and I could not vestal
the temptation to let you go on in it."
'I will forgive yoU for a dance." said
Fletcher, the color of a JscqoetainOt
rose, sad, to out an embarrassing in
terview short, be sailed away with her
to the inspiring music.
When they parted they had dlntOter
ed that they had mutual friends in the
";ood night." said Miss Hawthorne.
When we all get home come and see
my dolls. I have them all iu a little
room by themselves. They've lecn
there since I gave them up. Hut I was
only twelve, not fourteen."
Fletcher's canoeing trip was ended.
He remained where he was till the last
day of his vacation, then followed his
schoolgirl to the city.
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