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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 0, 1004.
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Tuesday, August 9, 1904.
The l'ullman company lias discharir
ed ;,ooo workmen. Wonder if this is
KoIiiK to 1 i's campaign contrihu
Don't hecome alarmed at the treas
ury deficit. Carroll Wright will soon
show In tabulated form when th
deficit is beneficial.
If Roosevelt ets a single vote from
the Esopus neighborhood the inhabi
tants will view one another with sus
picion. Sm:h is the affection and es
teem in which .Indue Parker is held in
Ulster county that it would be con
sidered treason to vote for his rival
Twelve years ago (Jeorge U. Cortel
you, head of the republican national
committee, was a department stenog
rapher under a democratic administra
tion. Not so many vears ago Thomas
Taggart, head of the democrat ie na
tional committee, was a waiter at a
lunch-counter. This is quite a coun
try. The glory of war in exemplified in
the present siege of I'ort Arthur. The
Japanese army captured two hills,
where the red and white flag of the
Mikado soared proudly with the
breeze, while lT.non .Japanese soldiers,
brave men all of them, lay dead or
wounded on the Held over which their
brother-conquerors had just passed.
The cost of martini ictory is human
The kiiedive of Egypt is of a new
type. He was in London recently and
is desbrihed as a clever farmer, a
skillful engineer, a master of live lan
guages, a scientist, a keen man of
business, a yachtsman and a prince of
many social accomplishment s. He is
also a sanitary reformer and has built
a model village not far from his palace
sit Koulbeh. on the outskirts of Cairo.
Ho is a well built man of medium
If is not generally known that
Jacques Lehaudy. the multi-millionaire
French -sugar refiner, who has assum
ed the titles of emperor of the Sahara,
king of Tarfaia. duke of Arieuf and
prince of t'hai-i lain, has had consid
erable correspondence with the Ameri
can embassy in Indoii. with a view
to his purchase- of as many of the Phil
ippine islands as the I'nited States
was willing to sell. He made a defi
nite written offer to purchase for cash,
payable on completion of transfer, a
considerable group of the numerous
Islands included iti the general term
of the I'liilippiiies.
Thirty members of the French chain
ing of deputies and 1 of the Hritish
house of commons met in I'aris in lsss
to consider some method of settling
differences between nations without
resort to war. They organized the in
terparliamentary union, of which 1. .""'
national legislators arc now members.
Last January an American group of
the union was organized in congress
with 4:! members. A hundred others
have signilied their intention of join
ing it. The l.th annual conference
of the union will be held at St. lmis
in September and congress has appro
priated $."0. for the entertainment
of the distinguished foreign delegates.
The object of the union is "to procure
the reference of all pending difficulties
between nations to The Hague court
hasten new arbitration treaties and to
insert in all future treaties between
nations a clause favoring arbitration."
Jndgrt Parker's High Sense of Duty.
When Judge Parker gave up his
great office he resigned the position
which was in his earlier vears the
height of his ambition. His inclina
tion ran to judicial rather than admin
istrative or legislative functions, and
when he was elected chief justice of
the New York court of appeals he be
came the head of the most distinguish
ed court in America with the excep
tion of the supreme court of the I'nit
ed States. It was the highest judicial
position to be filled by the vote of the
people. His term would not expire
until KM2. and the salary of the office
is $lt."n a year. Furthermore lie was
practically certain to succeed himself
if he wished. Hut all that he liked
best, and to which his inclination
turned, has been laid aside and he ac
cepts his p-arty's call to become a can
didate fer an offi t which he never
rtally aspired. In his every act he
has been a manly man.
To the sjH'Culation as to whether
he would or would not resign lie piid
no attention. By his action Judge Par
ker disregarded the advice of the var
ious politicians and others who have
been urging him to withhold his res
ignation until after Monday of this
week. By so doing he would have
made it imjiossihle for a successor to
his office to be nominated before next
year, and would have held the place
open for himself in the event of his
defeat for the presidency of the United
States in November, a temporary chief
justice being appointed by the gover
nor to serve out the year.
The defeat of Judge Parker next
fail would mean that his old place
at the head of the highest state court
would practically be closed to him for
ever, as the man elected this year will
Lav - a 11-year term to serve. His
associates on the bench begged him to
remain, and declared that his reten
tion of the judgeship would not mar
his prospects at the polls. But he kept
his own counsel and resigned the of
fice in sufficient time to permit the
regular nomination of his successor.
The more one hears and knows of
Judge Parker the more is realized the
innate noldt ness and dignity of the
Prosperity to Order.
There is a great controversy going on
Letwcen the nonpartisan statisticians
in private life and those who are em
ployed, in the go eminent service lis to
the relative cost of living and the
wages paid for the past ten years. The
government statisticians are getting
considerably the worst of the argu
ment. f'i" their figures are shown to be
totally unreliable in many important
matter:;. In fact, the government lig
ures have been disproved by the vast
difference between those furnished by
two different departments on the same
subject. For instance, according to the
agricultural department figure there
are over lil.iMto.ooo more sheep in the
I'niteil States than the census figures
show for the same year to wit. IKfif).
The figures for the hay crop were even
farther apart. The bureau of statistics
publishes 1 Min's index figures showing
the cost of living to have increased 4o
per cent. The bureau of Ialxr pub
lishes tigurcs to show the increase has
Leon only per cent. There is no doubt
that the bureau of labor tries to bolster
up protection by a scientific plan of ad
dition or subtraction or division.
Secretary Shaw in a speech the other
day promised that liun-s from the
highest authority were forthcoming
that would prove that the rise in wages
had more than kept up with the in
creased cost of living. Carroll 1 . Wright
and the expert statisticians of the bu
reau of labor are imw at work on these
figures and will doubtless prove what
Secretary Shaw and the Republican
leaders desire to have proven. A gov
ernment statistician that cannot prove
by his figures what the politicians want
to show would soon lind his salary re
duced or Lis place given to another. It
is safe to predict that these coming
statistics will show that those who are
earning wages are getting more each
day in proportion to the cost of living
than they have in the past that is,
that after paying nil the bills for ne
cessities there is more left for luxuries
or to jmt into the savings bank.
Now. Mr. Wright and his bureau of
labor may prove the increase on paper,
but those who earn the wages and ex
pend them can give more accurate sta
tistics than all the statisticians that ure
in the employ of the government.
Every one who has to rely on a limit
ed income is feeling the pinch of high
prices, for there is scarcely an article
of necessity, from beef to coilins. that
is not controlled by trusts and the
price of which lias not been Increased
enormously. Indeed, iMin's index lig
ir"s. mentioned above, which are ac
knowledged to be the most fair and re
liable of any published, show that the
cost of living has advanced since 1S'.7
10 per cent. Have wages increased in
like manner, or more, as Secretary
Shaw claims to have shown by the
"highest authority:" The surplus left
after paying necensary expense is the
test of prosperity, and that can only be
settled by each Individual or family.
If there Is n surplus, then you have rea
sonable prosperity. If you are scrimp
ing imd buying the eheapest and poor
eat ninl can then only just make lioth
ends meet, all the Shaws and Wrights
cannot make you fed you are prosper
ous. When the Kepublicun spellbinders
Cash these wonderful figures as from
Aladdin's lamp at you this fall you may
feel prosperous for awhile under the
spell of their oratory, but after the
dance is over, the lights are out and
yon think it all over, that fleeting view
of prosjerity has flown, as with the
owner of the beautiful lamp when he
bad lost it. as told in the "Arabian
Nights." Then, as you lie upon your
liusk mattress, if you are pour, or your
luxurious cout h, if you are rich, you de
cide ujon the ticket ymi will vote and
your chalices of being most comfortable
with Roosevelt high jiriees and prom
ises or Parker and reasonable prices
nml true prosperity.
An Ideal Candidate.
The great conservative business ele
ment of the country. whoe interests
demand an orderly, omservative. sta
ble government. wUl find in Judge Par
ker a candidate exactly to their l.kimr.
and they will s-o that the I enii-ratle
platform is like the candidate, safe,
dignified, conservative and indicative
of caution in all things, the conserva
tion of our national prosperity and the
preservation of the national djajiUy
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since Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy came into gen
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attends the use of this remedy in all
cases of bowel complaints in children
has made it a favorite wherever its
value has become known. For sale by
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DAILY SHORT STORY
TELLING OF HIS BATTLES.
Myifiancoe's father had a passion for
0 secluded country life and every sum
mer look his family to a place he bad
built as far as possible from any one.
There ewe were to be married in June.
1 took everything I needed with me ex
cept a. razor, for I could never shave
myselff without leaving sundry gashes,
and ore doesn't wish to appear with a
hacked' face on a day when he would
look his best. But on arriving at Elm
wood I was horrified to discover that
there was no barber there.
On the morning of my wedding day
I awoke with a stubble face entirely
unfitted for tlie occasion. After break
fast I questioned the. servants and
found that live miles distant lived a
man who at times barbered the farm
ers. He was a German by the name
of Manteufcl. aikl had served in the
civil war. having reached the noncom
missioned grade of sergeant. 1 rode
out on horseback iii search of Manteu
fcl, and while- inquiring the way to
his farm it seemed to me that my in
format.ts looked at me with curiosity
not unmixed with awe. I'poii asking
a boy if there was anything remark
jible nVb'iut the veteran he said that a
saber wound ho had received In the
head had somewhat unsettled his
brain. People dreaded to get him to
talking 'about his I tattles, because he
usually became very excited In de
When I came to Manteufel's farm I
knew I had reached my destination,
for on the little porch sat a soldierly
looking man with fierce gray mus
taches, smoking his pipe. I asked him
if he would shave me. He hesitated,
spoke to some one within the house,
then said that he would. I dismount
ed, and as I entered the gate a scared
looking little girl in a blue sur.bonnet
went out of it and hurried down the
I was invited into a small room
where Manteufel bad improvised a bar
ber's chair and stretched myself upon
It. Manteufel was very deliberate in
everything lie did, and it seemed to
me tlust he was thinking about some
thing besides shaving me. He spent
some time examining a couple of
razors, then selecting one of them be
gan to strop It leisurely. After he had
done so for some time, I began to won
der why lie was so long about It. es
pecially as he seemed to be stropping
his findings at the same time.
There is no time when a man is
more keenly sensitive 1o unimportant
happenings than just before his wed
ding. As I sat there watching the
ex -sergeant putting an edge on the
blade he was to bold in such close
proximity to my throat I began to wish
myself out and away. There was not
a sound in the house save the razor
beating against the strop. It occurred
to me that if t la ex-scrgcant should
get to dreaming of his battles the
wound in his bead might lead him to
fancy he stood over a fallen Confed
erate who must be dispatched at once.
Being nervous, I committed a blunder,
touching on what I should have
"Sergeant," I said, and stopped, sw
ing my - istake.
"Aoh; you know I was a soldier.
How you know that V"
' I didn't know it. I"
"A soldier once a soldier is always a
soldier. I fights mit Sigel. I f.ghts mit
Meade. I fights mit Grant."
I had applied the match to the iu
Cammable fuel, and must listen to more
horrors than I had ever heard before
in all my life put together. In illus
trating bow be hail severed a Confed
erate head from the body with a saber
be used the razor, imitating the hit
and draw motion necessary to do a
good Job of cutting. In a back stroke
with which he had saved himself from
an enemy in roar, while fencing with
one In front, he knocked over a lamp,
scattering it in small bits on the floor.
Then, describing how he had on a dark
nisht crawh-d upon and sabered a
sleeping picket, he crawled up to me,
razor in hand, his eyes gleaming my
hair standing on end his nostrils di
lated, everj- muscle of his body on the
A man Just before his wedding is not
only, as I said, keenly alive to unim
portant happeninirs. but under such a
strain as tin's especially mindful that
a tragedy at such a time is doubly hor
rible. My mind darted back and forth
between a groom standing beside his
blushing bride, receiving congratula
tions, and that same groom lying In a
barber's chair with his throat cut from
ear to ear. If I had only dared to rise
and say that I would not be shaved aft
But vat I remember best," he went
en. "vas the charge we made on a
Confederate battery in the Wilderness.
I and my company captain and lieu
tenants all killed -I in command led
th way. I lst my saber, seized a
bayonet end plunged it Into the heart
of a gunner, the hot blood spurting"
In came the little girl I bad seen go
ing out. crying as if her heart would
break. The warrior collapsed, took the
child in his arms and tried to comfort
What Is it. little one?" he asked
Oh. grandpa. I was chased:"
"Chased, my child; by what?''
Tie kissed her again and again till
she was quite comforted, then asked:
"Did you get the shaving brush?"
Th" child dived into a pocket in her
dress and drew forth what he had sent
I vas sorry to keep you vaiting so
long." said the sergeant In the same
soft tone he had used to the girl, "but
I had no brush." Then he proceeded
to shave xne.
EARL GREY'S CAREER.
Interesting Facts About C;n.da's Next
Earl A. H it Henry George Grey, lord
lieutenant f Northumberland, whose
EI point ment as governor general of
Canada was recently announced, is
popular in the Dominion and is a per
sonage of especial interest in the I'nit
ed States for several reasons. He is
the executor of the late Cecil Rhodes
and as such has an influential voice in
fill that concerns the American Rhodes
FAIUi AI.BKKT Ifr.XKT GEOr.OE fiREY..
scholars at oxford university. He has
i.lso been interested in cempariios or
ganized for tiMinelbig the North and
Kast rivers at New York, one of the
officers commanding the l'.;ili!i forces
in the American war for independence
was Sir Charles Grey, upon whom ilv
earldom was conferred. It was the
se-einl Karl Grey, ihe Whig prime min
ister, wh'i carried ihe great reform bill
of lS.;i. The present ear! is a grand
son of tin- distinguished reform states
man and a nephew of the third Karl
Grey, whose t:tle he inherited on the
death of the latter iu lv.ij.
Tile next governor gcieral of Canada
was born in ls'ol and is the se:i c-f the
late General Charles Grey, for many
j ears private secretary to the prince
consort and afterward to ouoen Vic
toria. General Grey accompanied King
Kdward on his tour of America forty
years ago. lie sent his so-i to Harrow
and afterward to Cambridge universi
ty, where ho look high degrees iu law
and history. As a member of parlia
ment from Northumberland, fmui lvso
to ls;f Karl Grey made a creditable
record, but be won bis spurs as admin
istrator of Khodosia in l;t; and is:7,
after it had been taken ovtr by the
crown from the
i:lh Africa Char
tered company. The earl has writ
ten books and was the orgaidr.er of the
I'ublie House Tr;;. t company, estab
lished to manage public houses in Kng
hmd in the interest of a greater de
gree of temperance. Karl Grey mar
ried In ls-77 Miss Alice Holford, daugh
ter of the millionaire owner of the pal-
:.rc known as I orehester House, in
I'atk lane. London. I.ady Grey is very
wealthy in her own right. The earl Is
a brother of the Countess of INI into and
therefore brother-in-law of the present
governor general, the Karl of Minto,
whom he will succeed in October.
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