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THE 'ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST -20, ipu.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, August 29, 1904.
New York seems io be working a
monopoly in presidential candidates
and baseball pennants.
J. Pierpont Morgan closed President
Roosevelt's lips. The size of his con
tribution depends on the silence of the
man in the white house.
When a man raises a one dollar bill
to a ten he does about nine dollars'
worth of work and takes chances of
landing in the penitentiary. There is
more money in sawing wood.
The Chicago Chronicle charged De
neen, the republican candidate for
governor of Illinois, with having swin
dled Cook county out of thousands of
dollars. " Is the republican Chronicle
now supporting Mr. Deneen for governor?
The declaration of the Baltimore
Herald for Parker and Davis brings
the press of that city pretty well into
the democratic line. Only the Ameri
can is left to oppose vigorously the
Sun the News and the Herald. Mary
land seems sure to go democratic this
Thomas V. Lawson, the Boston cop
per king, is among the most devoted
of husbands, his pet name for Mrs.
Lawson being "Oynsy.'j Recently he
had a watch chain,; Biade.of gobl
brads, each hand-carved to represent
a gypsy girl's head. Tin's attached to
a watch having within its case four
pictures of his wife, each in gypsy
costume. The watch and chain repre
sent a total expense of $ift,00.
Judge Parker is just the kind of a man
who should be in the white house.
Thoughtful, careful, courteous and de
termined.. His training fits him ad
mirably for the exalted office to which
he Ins been nominated and which it
seems certain he will fill. But let
nothing l;o taken for granted. The
way to prepare for victory is by organi
zation and work and the selection of
local candidates of such character that
they will contribute to the result.
The Colorado republicans -will have
to renominate (Jov. Peabody for he
desires to run again, and that he will
seek a vindication at the polls of his
course in the labor troubles is to-be ex
pected. Besides the corporations and
employing interests generally warmly
approve of his conduct as a rule and
will want to keep bim in office. On
the other hand, the labor classes will
even more warmly antagonize him.
and a state gubernatorial campaign of
intense bitterness, drawn on the most
deplorable class lines, is promised. A
private letter from the disturbed min
ing region says that republicans of the
class who have got the upper hand as
against the federation of miners would
far rather see Roosevelt defeated than
that Gov. Peabody should fail of relec-tion.
An Ideal Candidate.
Washington Post : The national
democracy has turned its face toward
the light. It has named for president
of the United States a candidate who
represents the same sentiment of the
mass of the party and. the patriotic
purpose of the American people. What
it means, and what the country. will
recognize in this nomination, is a re
versal of the attitude of the two greac
parties. The democracy, from radical,
becomes conservative. The republican
party is left as the exponent of radical
ism. Alton B. Parker is the safe man
Theodore Roosevelt is the dangerous
man. The contrast is made between
the judicial temperament, the states
manlike force of character of Judge
Parker, and the fiery impulsiveness of
the rough rider. Can it be doubted
which candidate will appeal the more
stroncly to the solid sense of the
American people? Parker is a guaran
tee of safety. Roosevelt is a danger.
There are excellent reasons for ex
pecting the election of Judge Parker.
He conies from the state of New York
the state whose vote still decides
presidential elections and he will car
ry his state. He has done it before
when a candidate for high judicial of
fice. r.ga:nst great odds, and by the
force t:f :";, personality, his character
and record will do it again as candi
date for president. New York is es
sentially the pivotal state. Judge Par
ker will also carry Connecticut. New
Jersey and other states which for eight
years past have been placed as doubt- j
The probability is that with Parker
the democracy will win' the election.
The candidate has shown characteris
tic delicacy in refusing to be drawn
into discussion of the issues of the
campaign or to take any part which
could be construed into an effort to
obtain the nomination. The public rec
ognizes his good sense.
, Thus the campaign opens. The lines
are clearly drawn. It is the fantastic
politician against the seasoned jurist
and statesman. Not since the civil
war has the democracy entered upon
the campaign with such omens of suc
cess. The Tilden campaign out of
whose results the people were cheated
the two Cleveland campaigns, which
were successful, did not present such a
prospect at the outset.
The fact is that ihe people want a
safe, sane man in the white house to
direct the fortunes of the republic as
its chief executive, instead of an er
ratic, impulsive rough rider. Befog
the issue as you may, this is the point
on which the election will turn.
Who'll Speak Softly.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick
and you'll go far." said Mr. Roosevelt
but how far will we go if Mr. Roose
velt is to do the speaking? Surely he
is not a president of soft speech. With
out any disrespect it may fairly be said
that he is an international bully, says
the St.Bouis Republic. They were not soft
orders, those" mistakes and superflu
ous ones which he gave to the laiited
States battiest ip at Beirut.
It is not speaking soft' when he
cnlers threats against South American
nations which do not respect them
selves or their financial obligations.
It is not soft speaking when he ad
jures soldiers to love fight for its own
sake and bemoans the fact that there
wasn't enough of the Spanish war to
go 'round. ,
We have the Iwg stick in the form
of a powerful and enlarging navy and
a competent army and we need now
a soft voice. The fact that the big
stick is carried by the commander in
chief with the strident voice and over
bearing manner is precisely what
makes the country nneasy.
Brazilian Substitute for Coffee Which
is Now Being Exported.
Yerha mate is a trti prewired from
the roasted and pulverized leaves of
the Ilex paraguuj-cnsls, an evergreen
forest tree found in southern Brazil
and the neighboring region. The leaves
are found in the forests, either on iso
lated trees of considerate loftiness or,
more rarely, on trees in t small groves.
Isolated specimens have' leen grown,
and the plant can no doubt be cultivat
ed under proper conditions. It Is not
necessary to cultivate it in Brazil, as
enough is found wild.
Yerba mate is largely consumed in
Paraguay and in Ihe-Brazilian states,
where it is made. If is very extensive
ly consumed ui Argentina, in Uru
guay and to a less extent in Chile.
There is a small consumption in other
states of Brazil, a very small ;uantity
Is exported to Kurope and still less to
the l"'jiled States and Cunada. Esti
mated exports may reach 45,hhj to 7.
Ouo tons annually, says L,. II. Ay me,
United States consul at Para. Brazil.
The harvesting and preparation of
yerba mate are as follows: The long
outer branches of tine tree are cut off,
and tTx'se branches axe passed rapidly
through the flames of a great lire. This
passing through the tlajne wilts and
toughens the leaves. A rack or loose
platform of interlaced launches about
two feet high is constructed. Under
tills a slow fire is kept burning, and
upon it are spread the wilted branches
of mate, tied up, somelimes in small
bundles. The smoking and drying of
the leaves to bring out the full aroma
require considerable skill. When the
leaves are perfectly dry they are clean
ed from sticks and dst and beaten or
ground into powder. The coarseness
or fineness of this powder varies in the
different markets. The manufacture is
carried on in factories established in
Ycrlm mate has a peculiar bitter.
smoky taste, which is usually consider
ed unpleasant, and this has largely op
erated to prevent its more extensive
use as a beverage. This smoky bitter
ness is chiefly due to the rude method
employed for drying the leaves, and it
seems likely that improved methods of
drying the mate on iron or copper
pans would give a much more delicate
and agreeable product. Mate is said
to have all of the best qualities! of cof
fee and tea as a stimulating health
beverage without the disadvantages of
either. It is a more gentle stimulant
than either and Is said to be much used
in the hospitals of Talis.
The tree. Consul Ayme thinks, conld
probably be grown in southern Cali
fornia, perhaps in southern Texas, cer
tainly In many parts of the Philip
pines. A Summer Cold.
A summer cold is not only annoy
ing but if not relieved pneumonia will
be the probable result by fall. One
Minute Cough Cure clears the phlegm,
draws out the imflammation, heals,
soothes and strengthens the lungs and
bronchial tubes. One Minute Cough
Cure is an ideal remedy for the chil
dren. It is pleasant to the taste and
perfectly harless. A certain, cure for
croup, cough and cold. Sold by all
When a man marries In some thr
chnrch everybody wonders whether h
will go with his wife or 6he with, him,
Washington (IaJ Democrat. 1
DAILY SHORT STORY
! A LITERARY SUCCESS.
I had. been vainly endeavoring to pro
duce a novel that the public would
pay for and give me a prolit. 1 had
striven to get up something in the line
of the "present demand."' I had done
work to be proud of for the excellence
of its style and work, to be ashamed
of for its sensational features. I had
tried every, form of writing that the
public had gone iuad about. Neverthe
less I had not been, successful.
After spending nearly fifteen years
In these efforts I received a call one
day from -an old friend who had made
as bad a failure in business as I hid
made in literature. He told me that be
had enteredimy field and wished me to
look over a manuscript he had brought
I donft know anything more uncom
plimentary than for a beginner in artis
tic work to ask for the approval of a
man wborbas signally and persistently
failed in the same line. Besides, to
think of the poor fellow setting out in
a career of failure unconscious of the
chances against him. expectantly look
ing forward to an immediate success.
To crewvn the dismal condition, he had
a wife who must be hoping and ex
pecting with him, only to go on starv
ing while her 'husband was wasting his
I read the manuscript that my friend,
Otis Leonard, had written, and if there
was any one redeeming feature in it
I failed to discover it. I made a strong
effort to induce him to abandon its
publication, but he adhered to his in
tention to do so, and when he had
failed to secure its Issue by any of the
regular publishers was childish enough
to use $500 his wife had received in a
legacy in publishing it at his own ex
pense. A year after the book appeared it
was no more known than when the
first copy was placed on the stands.
Two weeks after Its publication Leon
ard asked a newsdealer how it was
selling, and he told the author that he
had had the book, but since there was
"'no call for it" he had returned the
copies he had received.
My friends, knowing that I am an
author, though an unsuccessful one,
are prone to ask my opinion about
books. One eveuing a lady on whom
I called asked me if I thought that
Gregory Pennyeock in "The House Un
der the Tn" was justifiable in his
treatment of Judith Sweet," Wit? heroine.
This was Leonard's story. Delighted
that she had not asked my opinion as
to the book's literary merits, I dis
cussed the matter with her to her
heart's content. A few evenings later
at a dinner company I was (surprised
to overhear a discussion of the same
question. The lady declared that Pen
nyeock was just the kind of man
she liked, while the gentleman pro
nounced him a prig.
During the next fortnight three dif
ferent persons ask eel me what I thought
of "The House Under the Tree," and
in every case fell'to chatting about the
action of the hero. Wlutt did it
mean? I asked Leonard how his book
was selling, and he told me ho had
not heard of its selling at all. But on
meeting him ten days later he said a
slight demand had sprung up.
In another inonlh everybody was
reading "The IIuus Under the Tree"
that is, every one in the city where it
was published and as som as dealers
in other cities learned the fact they
gave orders for it and placed it, stack
ed up. on their stands as the latest
successful novel. From this time for
ward for four months there w:fs a
constant and im-reaslng demand for
the story, after which it was dropped
and forgotten. The author having ad
vanced the funds for its publication se
cured a large royalty and came out of
his venture with a profit of more than
?20,i0O. 1 asked him what he intend
ed to do with this money, and be said
hi wi4 was going to invest it. I
asked lrini if he would write another
novel, and he said "No." To all this
I looked puzzled.
"Come and dine with me tomorrow
evening," he said. "Perhaps I may
throw some Hght on the success of my
I had never met Mrs. Leonard, but
as soon as I saw her it was apparent
to me that she was a very bright wom
an. She was certainly an engaging
one. She was very pretty, which rec
ommended her to men. and extremely
amiable and politic, which recommend
ed her to both women and tireju Leon
ard opened a bottle of wine, then said:
"Come, my dear, 1 ell us how you
worked 'The House Under the Tree. "
Mrs. Leonard smiled, conscious of
having done a good bit of work, and
"After the book had been issued six
months and no one seemed disposed
to read it Otis gave up all hope. Dut
my money was embarked In it. and I
didn't want to lose it. One day a pub
lisher told me that only books that
people talked about sold lnrgcly. I
didn't see why Otis' novel shouldn't
be talked about. I had a large circle
of friends, and I determined to set
them to talking about 'The House
Under the Tree.' 1 went to twenty of
my friends and pledged each one to
pask ten persons if they bad read the
book, and If they had not to ask them
to read it with a view to determining
whether the hero was a good or a bad
man. Two hundred people were invit
ed to give this opinion, and that set
200 people to talking about the story.
My object was to provoke discussion. !
In a few weeks there were a thousand i
people debating this one question, and 1
that was what began the rush to read ;
The House Under the Tree.' " I
Mrs. Leonard had the good sense to
invest her profit in C per cent bonds,
and her husband went to work on a
I. too, hare abandoned literature. i
JAMF.S CARTER SCOTT, i
TODAY'S MAR'r EiS.
Oljieag-o. A MIT. 2?. I'-, v'f.-j ;
opening, highest, lowest am oiuaiiig
quotations in today's niarX ta.
September. lj:li. 105';, 107.
Doec-mhcr. l"f"i. 1 & a . 1
Slay, 1094. lllTg.' 10S?;.
S. ptomiivr, 52s. .".3. olTs,
December. ."1. 2i. '".. 5178.
Stay. 49. .-,0'4. 49T.
September. V.2. Z2. 3t",. 32.
December. So. 33;. 33. I5 -, .
May. r. 14. 2r.t. 50 tK, 3H.
September. 11.2'. 11.4. 11.17, 11.41.
October. 11.3D. 11,17. 11.27. 11.47.
September. fi2. R.S7. C.sJ. C.37.
October. n.t". 7.C7. C.ie, 7.1)7.
1 . -j
Receipt today: Wheat 110. corn V1.'
oats 3S1. Imgs 24.000. cattle 22.0 10. O
sheep '3tin. 'q
IIoj market opened strung, jo hitrii- J
cr. l-igh .".inf; ".,(. good heavy 4. t . ir
".CO. miv-e.l ami butchers ri.'20.f ,".7o.
rough le avy 4.7.". ',.10.
fat tie market open d steady.
Sheep market opened slow.
Hogs at Omaha 3.000. cuttle T.tJti'i,
Ilofrs at Kansas City 13. ("Mi, cattle 10.-000.
I". S. Yards. S:t0 a. in. Ho
... ... .
fe-oncrany :, higher. !-iiit ... 4 ) It r. . 0, gj.j
mixed ar;d leitchers 1i ."..7if. ro-itrh '?
heavy 4. sic;-; .".!.
Xmc Clothes MeJierc kfe
BALTIMORE NcVVYOPK ;iVK
These are all this
and the very latest
patterns. No stale
or out of style
thing new at
Cattle market slnm;
1U e .
to fi.l",. cows and heifer
Texas steers 2.7:. "1 4.2"..
feeders 2.tni '( 4.t'0.
Sheen market steady.
1 1 off market closed steady to strong.
Liffht ".l r,.7.. KtM.il heavy 4.Sy;i
mixed and batchers t.-2'Ky D.72, roush
heavy 4. r.. 11.
'att!r market strons? to loc higher.
Sheep marktt steady.
Sfw York Stock..
New V01 tr. Auk. 2'J. Husar 131,.
(?as 102'4. C. . I. & V. 2.".". Southern
Pacific "i7'i,'i:. ti . J7. Atchison com
mon Si i. Atchison prc!" rred .
M. A St. T. 1 :..". ij. Manhattr.ii 1 .". r, .
Copper r.S. X. V. Central 123'!s, L. & X.
121 l. C. v a. 41.7s, Ilejidirci common
'. Canadian I'acilic 127'i, IJ. U. T. j
4'. l'aciuc Mail 0. I. S. Steel . pre
ferred V. S. Steel C'::iii!on 12".
IVnna 12;. Missouri I'acilic i-l's. I'nion
Paeific 1 '.!!". Coal & Iron it3.,, Kric
common :i7"s. Wabash preferred
O. W. I"1-.,. Illinois Central 12x14, P.e
puhiio Steel preferred 43 s,, Republic
Steel cotiime.ii M-
The New Clothing Store, 1714 Second Avenue.
. Go to . .
To buy or sell Second
Hand Goods of all
1528 Second avenue. New 'phone 51P4
I.OCAI. M.iHKKT CONDITIONS.
Today'M Quotations oa Provi.toiiM, Live
Stm-k, Km! nnil Kuol.
Hock Island. Aotr. 20. Kollowir.ij are
the wholesale quotations in the local
Putter Creamery. 2oc. dairy l."inc
KfTgs Fresh lfic.
I-ive, Poultry Spring chickens. $2.7!
per dozen; hens Se per pound
turkeys 10c per pound; ducks Sc; geeae
Vegetables Potntoes 40c.
Cattle f-tcers $4.0ft .I.O'i; cows a:id
heifers JS.aO a 4.00 ; calves $3. Oo ft 5.00.
IliKs Mixed and butchers $ 1.7.". i r..2.V
Sheep Yearlings or over $3.00114.00;
Iambs $3..".o It $ft.
I'eed nnil Kurl.
'.ram i orn ..cijuoc; oats :;j'i. c.
Forage Timothy hay $9.004i$ll:
prairie $9' tM.r.O. straw $0.50 ii $7.30.
Wood Hard, per load, $T,.r,0.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c.
tel v? r t , v-- 5fi
1 -:. I - If it 5". 2
Sen3tcr Hosr Holds His Own.
Worcester, Mass., Au.. 20. TIu- foi
lowinj? bulletin was Riven out by Gen.
Rockwood Hoar regarding the condi
tion of Senator Hoar: "The senator
has had a comfortable day, has taken
his nourishment, and has hci 1 his own
though there is no evidence of in
crease in strength."
Cramps and B
Cincho belief Tonic?
At all druggists and cafes.
Vhsct it Will Cost to
See the Fair.
Breakfast $ .20
Carfare to .grounds 05
Carfare to lodging 05
Tiiis estimate is published in the Augnr.t iss'io o Leslie's Mara
zinc and was prepared by it man who writes from personal expert
ence. He adds: "A man on an an aeiage sah'iy may do the World'.
Fair in a generous and enjoyable way for two weeks for from $to to
$7.". This, of course, does not include railroad fare."
The cost of railroad fare, as also details of train service via the
Rork Island System, can be had on application to
F. H. PLUMMER,
C. P. A.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. "
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D. P. A., Davenport, la.
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J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh, "Vice President.
P. Greerawalt, Cashier.
ft. H. Cable,
II. P .Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
O uegan the business July 2. 1890, j0jj Volk.
" ana occupies i. v.. corner or Mltcn-
O ell & Lyndfi's building:. Solicitors Jackson and Hurnt.
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