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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1004.
' Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, I1L IEn
tered at the postofflce as aecond-clasa
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
.Weekly. $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumenta
tive character, political or religious,
must have real name attached for pub
lication. No such articles will be print
ed over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Friday, September 2, 1904.
A St. Petersburg dispatch says the
powers are averse to the war dragging
along another year. No doubt Russia
feels the same way about it.
A local judge in Pennsylvania lias
fined a woman ' cents for swearing
in her own home. This should teach
the Pennsylvania women always to
choose a neighbor's house for the pur
A Host on man has been arrested for
writing on postal cards what he
tlmiiL'hi of John D. Rockefeller. If
a fioston man couldn't tell that with
out being arrested, what hope is there
for the rest of us?
The closing of the Pullman shops
will retire "O.itOO nx-n from employ
ment for more than two months. P.nt
the Pullman company won t shut down
on the collection of rents from em
ployes in its cottages.
Conditions must be becoming des
perate with the republic tins when they
jump their vice presidential candidate
from the republican state of Vermont
to the republican state of Kansas in
his campaign for votes.
Will the people of this country vote
for Koos-ve!t. who believes in large
armies and who invokes war. or will
they vote for Parker, who believes "it
is the liberty, the advancement and the
prosperity of its citizens, not any ca
reer of conquest, that makes the coun
try a world of power."
To the old democratic leaders who
were afraid that their party was ever
lastingly divided four years ago and
even four months ago, it seems like a
dream when they open their eyes and
find democrats united and working for
a common cause, and that cause the
success of their party.
Mayor Harricon. of Chicago, has an
nounced without reserve that he will
speak in every ward of the city for the
democratic nominee and has already
made dates for :!7 speeches during
the campaign. Notwithstanding the
fact that republican papers predicted
that he would give the ticket only
formal support, he will do all in his
jM)wer to win democratic victory.
The United States Steel corporation
charges the American railroads $'s
per ton for steel rails, which is much
higher than they charge any foreign
country. In otlnr words, we must pay
them a high protective tariff and then
pay them a higher rate fur our steel
rails, so that dividends can be de
clared. I! it that is not worrying the
farmers, as they do not deal in steel
rails. They do buy sugar and coffee
and binders and a thousand and one
things which our manufacturers sell
cheaper in foreign countries than here,
and it is no wonder the people in gen
eral are demanding a lower rate of tar
The democrats will not have to hunt
for campaign literature concerning
Charles S. IH-neen. The republicans
have furnished the voters of the statw
with a booklet entitled: '"Charles S.
Deneen versus the Public Schools and
the Public Peace. Being an Exposition
of the greatest fee-o!uce in the I'nit
ed States. How the Public Prosecutor
Crew Fat While the School Fund Starved
borne ot Ins Contributions to the Keign
of Crime in Covtk County." This hook-
let was issued before it was known
that Deneen would be the next canli
date for governor and it is decided iy
interesting just now and will keep the
republican loaders busy explaining
things with the voters.
The Duty or Democrats.
Democratic day at old Salem Chan
tauqua at Petersburg wasa pronounced
success. The speakers were Senator
Lawrence H. Stringer, democratic can
didate for governor, and Judge William
Trent Iss. of Chicago. In view of re
publican newspaper reports that Judge
Prentiss would not support the state
ticket, there was some interest in what
he would say on this point, if anything.
In the course of an extended argument
on national issues. Judge Prentiss
"A republican club in Chicago today
is named for Alexander Hamilton, who
never believed in a republic and who
said in the convention that formed the
constitution that the English form of
government was the best on the face
of the earth. I want to remind you that
Charles S. Deneen, whom my friend.
Senator Stringer, will defeat for gov
ernor this fall, is one of the members
of the Hamilton club. I trust that
Senator Stringer may succeed and be
the next governor of Illinois. His
speech this morning presented a situ
ation as regards our state institutions
that ought to awaken every good citi
zen, and I believe if that speech could
be heard in every city of Illinois, and
could be heard by the people, Richard
Yates would be succeeded by Senator
Stringer. Let us do the best we can
to elect our candidates this year, suc
ceed if possible, and I trust we may,
but whether we succeed or fail, the
battle for democracy must continue on.
Let the democrats of old Menard and
of Sangamon and Mason, and of all
these counties of central Illinois keep
on the harness of dernocrae- and keep
our banner before us."
Money In Hands oi Few.
The concent ration of wealth lu rew
hands is obvious to every one. The
enormous and fast Increasing wealth
of the Rockefellers, Morgans, Vander
Lilts, Goulds and others is a constant
exhibition of it. Put few, however, ap1
predate, the extraordinary tendency to
ward the concentration of the banks of
the country in few hands, which is the
most striking feature of the financial
situation and shows the enormous pow
er that two interests possess over the
money of the country. The most Im
portant of these interests is the Rocke
feller or Standard Oil group and the
other the so called Morgan life insur
ance group. This combination of finan
ciers, virtually controlled by two men,
has command of one-half of all the
li.inkimr business Included In the re
port of tin associate banks.
The Rockefeller interest owns the
National City bank, with deposits of
Sl'Ul.SULV) and cash on hand of
4L'S0o; also the Hanover bank, with
deposits of $i!;:.4l.'..'UO and cash in its
vnnlts of Slt;.i;'.7.3oO. The loans of
these two banks aggregate Jl'oj.uuo,
000. The Morgan life insurance group
controls the First National, the Rank
of Commerce and the Chae National
bank, with deposits aggregating $3:
GJH.OOO. with cash on hand $'JS,tt7.".,OU0
and deposits ?:!14.si 1,(M .
The National Park bank is not in
cluded in either of these groups, but is
allied with them, and if its resources
are added these six banks account for
over O) per cent of the loans, J." per
cent of the deposits and CO per cent of
the cash of all the banks in the New
York clearing house. These banks als.i
account, according to the last state
ment made, for To per cent of the en
tire surplus of all the associated banks.
These great financiers are not con
tent with the control of the New York
banks, but also have acquired control
of banks in the other large cities of
the 1'nlted States. Through their pow
er to 1 i;m money to the stoek brokers,
their vast holdings of bonds and stocks
of railroads and the industrial trusts
they have power to inlluciiee the stoek
market and can often make or break
at will those who deal in stoeks.
The ramifications of these financ iers,
with their allied corporations, extend
Into every state and city and almost
Into everv county in the Cnited States
through their attorneys and agents.
This vast money power is part of the
Republican political machine, for both
the groups above mentioned are nr
raved against the Democrats. How
great this political ialluenee Is may 1k
Judged when the total mileage of the
Morgan group of railroads is 47.200
miles and the Rockefeller group has
2S.1.TT miles. These railroads extend
into every doubtful slate and have at
torneys and agents at nearly every
county seat watchiug their financial
and political Interests.
This concentration of power in the
hands of n few men is one of the
great dangers to popular government
and the defeat of the Republican ma
chine would go a great way toward
arresting the further development of
such combinations. The Republican
administration lias taken no real steps
to arrest this concentration, in spite
of the laws on the statute books, and
the common law is ample to prevent it
if rigldlv enforced. The so called "nier
ger" trust suit, whieh Attorney Ceil
cral Knox instituted, is worthless un
less followed by more drastic meas
ures, and the f:ict that J. P. Morgan
has fb'Olared for President Roosevelt,
and the New- York Sun. which he con
trols, is now advocating his election,
though formerly th-aounelng 1dm.
snows that the merger interests do not
fear further legal prosecutions by Mr.
Roosevelt if he is ele- tl. Any voters
who have been led to believe that Mr.
Roosevelt is fighting the trusts, espe
cially the railroad and fiuauchtl combi
nations, should remember that Le is
directly under obligations to the great
railroad corporations for thousands of
miles of travel in special trains aal
that the Republican campaign fund is
largely furnished by the same inter
ests. A Power for Good.
The pills that are potent in their ac
tion and pleasant in effect are De
witt's Little Early Risers. W. S. Phil
pot, of Albany. Oa . says: "During
a bilious a' tack I took one. Small as
it was it did me more good than calo
mel, blue niass or any other pill I ever
took and at the same time the efTect
was pleasant. Little Early Risers are
certainly an ideal pill." Sold by all
daughter was pale and sickly. Cave
her HolMster's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Now she's rosy cheeked, healthy and
happy. S3 cents, tea or tablets. T.
H. Thomas jharniacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
HIS POSTPONED VOYAGE.
rCopyright, 1904. by Ethel Holland.
"Mother, dear, there is something 1
wish to tell you," began Sue Emerson.
"Last evening Sam Congdon aske-1
me to be Lis wife, and I have prom
ised to answer him at Mrs. Mynter's
reception. I don't know what to say
to him. ' I am awfully fond of Sam.
but then there is Harvey Merritt. He
U so clever, and I am sure he likes
me. I wish I could make up niy
Mrs. Emerson stroked her daughter's
"You must do your own choosing,
dear," she said. "There is no one that
could do that for you, but my heart
has gone out to Sm-."
That afternoon Sue called on her
friend, Mrs. Curtis. She found hei
with a most disconsolate expression
on her face.
"My dear Jessie," cried Sue, "what
Is the matter?"
"I have a serious problem to solve,"
Ehe answered. "Jack gi'-es a stag party
tonight, and about ten minutes ago
the maid came to me and said her
mother was seriously ill, and she must
go to her at once. Now who can I
get to serve these men tonight?"
"I have it," she said at length. "I
will be your maid tonight."
"You?" gasped Jessie.
"P.ut," exclaimed Mrs. Curtis. "Har
vey Merritt and Sam and other men
that you know are going to be here."
"It will be such a lark, Jessie. You
will remember I was a maid in those
amateur theatricals which Mrs. Myn
ter gave. 1 have my costume now,
the wig, and the liquid to stain my
face. Consider it settled, Jessie. No
one will ever know me. and you will
see what an efficient maid 1 can be."
"If they don't recognize you, I shall
be extremely thankful to you for help
ing me out of this strait," was Jessie's
"It will be great fun," Sue declared,
"but you mustn't tell a soul, not even
Jack, until the evening is over."
Evening came and with it the new
maid. As she entered the room where
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis sat Jessie said to
"Oh, Jack, Alice was called home this
afternoon by the serious illness of her
mother. This is Mary, who takes her
place this evening." Ami Jack, look
ing at the dark skinned, black haired
girl belore him, unl not for a minute
suspect she was dainty Sue Emerson.
While wailing on the guests the now
maid gave a start at the turn the con
versation had taken.
"Well. Merritt," Curtis was saying,
"you and Sam are the only bachelors
among us tonight."
"Ami I won't remain one for long,
The maid was passing him salted
almonds, and her hand shook a triile.
"I have made up my mind to ask a
certain young lady to be my wife, and
she has given me reason to believe she
will not refuse."
The men looked up in surprise.
"Who is the girl?" asked Curtis.
The dark blue eyes of the maid flash
ed as she filled the punch glasses.
"A toast to you." a young friend of
Merritt's cried. "Here's to your suc
cess in winning Miss Emerson." The
guests raised their glasses and drained
them, all save Sam Congdon, whose
glass but touched his lips. A man at
the end of the table called out:
"Who would have guessed that our
cynical friend had fallen in love?"
"Of course I am marrying for love,"
Merritt retorted, but his tone was
tinged with sarcasm.
"You'll get the money along with the
love this time," some one ventured to
Merritt shrugged his shoulders. His
manner was near to insolence.
The maid's hand trembled visibly as
she poured the wine. She placed a
glass nt Sam's plate, noting the pallor
of his face as she did so. Her blue
eyes grew darker still as Sam arose
"Won't some of you fellows drink
with me? Tomorrow night at this time
I'll be on my way to Europe."
"Why. how Is that?" some one asked.
A wave of color spread over Sam's
face for an instant as lie deliberately
told the falsehood.
"My father wishes me to look after
his business in Liverpool."
All drank to his prosierity. Only one
present knew the real reason for this
sudden voyage. The new maid blushed
furiously under her stained cheeks.
At lo oVIoek the following morning
Sam stood waiting for the cab that
was to take him to the wharf. UN
trunk, strapped and labeled, stood In
the hall. His grip und umbrella were
on the table. Sam went to the dresser
and taking from it a photograph cut
out the bead and shut it In the back of
his watch case. It was the head of
Sue Emerson. He heard the cab stop
in front of the house, and, pulling his
hat down over his eyes, he started out.
nearly falling over a small boy in a
blue uniform standing in his path. A
dirty hand passed Sam a yellow en
velope. "Sign here, sir."
Sam signed his name on the blank
indicated, tore open the envelope, read
the message and then raced down the
stairs. Umbrella, grip and trunk re
"Emerson's, Eighty-first street,"
he shouted to the driver as he stepped
into the cab.
The chambermaid walked Into the
room just vacated by Congdon.
"Would ye mind these bits of yellow
pnpor flying around." she murmured
to herself. With a maid's curiosity she
rut them neatly together and read:
I need you more than Liverpool dops.
ETHEL H0LL.A-ND. .
riiktin. SVpt. - I'V.-r.v.ry; are the
opening, highest, lowest and closing
quotations in today's markets:
S-rfTUlx r. j ;,f. a, . li7. l'-'i. 15.
Deefmb. r. 1' !' 4. I :S. 17.. l'7'-s.
May. Hi-,, m-,. M:,5i. H:i.
fVptrir.l.. r. ."4. '-. .
Dt-of-min r. "ii-'N. ."2 "4. rl"i, lTs.
May. ."01... VJ. T.
September. Sl'"n. 32s. 31 i. SI a;.
D'TCml" r. :5:-'-4. 33 "'-i . 33'. 33
May, so t;. r,r,4. 3r.i.
Septen-.ler. 11.1"-. 11 1". 11. '.'ft. 11. "0.
O.-tob. r. 11.3. ll..". II. "7. 11.H7.
January. 1.7'i. 1:1.72. 12. .".7.
Si I'.tomli. r. 7.' -'. 7.i'2. '"..'. '.ij.
Oololnr. 7.17. 717. 7. "7. 7. "7.
Janary. 7.2 i. 7.22. 7.1.".. 7. 1 .
S pteinb. r. 7.27. 7.3n. 7.17. 7.17.
o-.-tob.-r. 7.42. 7.47. 7.32. 7.3.
January. i;.7". ''..70. :.:". ''.
Ke'-eipts t.nlay: Wheat U'j. corn ti'3.
oats l'7'I. h"US 7. '. tattb- ."im slu-i-p
ib- market ejH-r.id stmns to
I. isjhf-r. l.iuht ."..2". ."..'.". .-.l heavy
4. 7" .".".:.. mixed and but. -hers ."..":,;?
".."..".. roimh heavy 4.70 ' 4. :...
i'attle market ..p. il .-tea.ly.
Sheep market ope!..,, s 1 -. i.l v.
ib-gs at Omaha -.'' at. rattle I.i'imi.
!be;S at Ka:-a l ily ."..win. cattle 2.ihmi.
'. S. Yards. : a. m. llof market
slnoitT to "' hi-'.-r. I.itrht ."i.2' ' " ".
lniNed .Hi ! !illl-':.- rS t" '; ".;. e-.,,i
li".;y 1.7'! .. r "iii'i heavy i.7"'i
Oaith- market ; ;i-ly. T.-.-v.-s :',.mi'-i
'..!. . fevs a!:.l !, rs 1' '";, .nn. 'IVxa-:
st e! S 1'.7" ' 4.4", St"el:e lVeders
Sin eo mark t .-tea! .
Hoy: maiket eh'sed weak, i.inht ".2'l
'i '.'. koi id h.-.r. y 1.7" ' mixed and
butelii is .".i.it'ii ."..".". loufili heavy 4.70'-
i'attle market eh'Std st-ady.
Sin p market e'.nsed steady.
Xmt York StM'Ks.
New- Yolk. SVpt. 2. Saurar 13oi. tlas
!"'. C. i:. I. .V- I. 27. Soi'.Ihi in ra.-ilie
..7',. !'.. .v.- ! . 77s. At bison common
l1,. Atehi-io'i preferred :tsr,. .. M. .c
.!. I 1.".'!. Mai.lraLtan 1".". Copper T.7",.
V. t". Ti i. ',.. ;i:nf. X. Y. Central l::i'.:.
1.. Ac X. 122. '. .v A. 41",. Heading eom
mon Hi's. C'a.aidi.-n I'ariu. lt'i. 11. U.
'P. "."'j. l'ai -itie Mail L".H , , f. S. Steel
pref. I red I'll" Ts. I". S. Steel ,.mv,i"!i i:'.-'4.
I'enn.i 12'l. Missouri I'aeiih- '.'77. I'nion
IVn-ilU- Coal Iron 4".bj. ihb- com
mon LV!H. Wabash preferred 4--j. C. Ai
;. W. 1".-". Illinois Centra! l:'1;. Car
MISS ANNE LARKIN will
liavo charge of the department
of elocution and oratory ut the
Power College of
at Davenport. Lessons may be
had either jn class or private in
struction. Other teachers are
.Miss Henrietta Weber, Frank
Willgoose, Heir Wilhelm Lam
preclit and Frank A. Power. Ev
ery teacher is a graduate and
has taken a course abroad be
sides. If you enroll on opening
day (Sept. 1) you will K0t u
choice hour and can also join
the free classes starting then.
Call at the ollice, or 'phone
. Go to . .
To buy or sell Second Hand
Goods of all Kinds
1518 Second Avenue. New 'Phone 5154
5i ' -
,jy;-vJt..'i3' i ; ; ' 5':. i
Foundry l'J's. Hepublie Steel preft-rr'd
It. Hepublie Steel common 7r'.
LOCAL MAKKKT COXOITIOXS.
Today" Uuotallons on Provlnlonn. Live
Stock. Keetl mikI Kiiel.
liitek Island. Sept. 2. Following ale
the wholesale quotations in the local
l'.utti-r (''ream i ry. 2"c. dairy 1.1? It5e.
Kt'gs Fresh lGc.
Ia i d 9e.
Live Poultry Spring ehie'tcens. $2.75
: 3.25 p r dozen: h ns So per pound:
TOMORROW A Big Day for the Chil
dren ai ihe Boston Store, Davenport.
'J TOMORROW WILL BE A DAY
i0 We want all t':c children of the tri-cities who can, to come to the store tomorrow and attend our big sale of
Jschool r. u p p ! c c thr.t v.e arranged for especially for them. Mr. Von Maur while in New York bought great
quantities o" cchccl supplies at such a reduction from their regular values that it enables us to give thechil
dren for one rn:! two cents articles they would have to pay five and ten cents for at other places. Come to
morrow, childrcr.. nd bring your pennies, and you will be surprised how far they will go. Ask your mammas
Jto come, too; there v.ill be bargains all over the store that will be of interest to them also. So don't forget to
5ccrre tOTor; ;v, TKE BiG DAY YOUR DAY. , X.
For l"c Nicely
pencils and pens
fiuishcl boxes iu
See the fancy ones, with three dif
ferent compartments for pencils,
pens, etc.; flower stamped cover;
At Dae This is made? like the lac
ones, only there are more compart
ments; a very handsome
box for only ,
At He Natural wood finish, with
bevel s'as. cover; this box is fitted
with small knife, lead pencils, pen
holder, ink well, and has two com
partments; a nice box
for only ,
At 2ac This is u pretty box of in
laid wood with natural wood finish;
At "c For only 5 cents you can buy
a bunch of assorted articles for
school use. The lot consists of: 1
plass pen holiier, 1 wooden siat"
pencil. 2 lead pencils, one with blue
and red lead; 1 wooden pen holder
and 1 combination red, white and
blue pen holder and pencil combin
ed. This is an extra good j
outfit for only OC
Now is the time to buy your sus
penders, boys, for school wear; sew
those on sale in the men's furnish
ing department, worth 2"jC,
Boys, we have a fine line of
knives, just ihe thin-j; to carry v
school; prices from l"c to 75c, for
this sale. (In the basement.)
School Aprons for little iris
extra sood values. Two prices:
Those worth iZc, for
The f'.ic tnes for q q
WortH from S12.50
to $18.00, now
turkeys 10c per pound; ducks So; geese
Vegetables Potatoes 40e.
Cattle Steers $4.00 rn ii.no; tows si ml
heifers $3.00 fr 4.00; calves $3.00 (a ."..00.
Hogs Mixed and butchers $-1.7.".'i ."..L'.".
Slu-eji Yearlings or over $3.00 "fc 4.00 ;
lambs $3..",0 5i$G.
I'ee.l nnd Fuel.
(rain Corn "Sell 6itc; oats 32'( 3.".e.
Fora Timothy liay $9.00 ) $ 1 1 ;
prairie VI ri l'.."0. straw $Ij'.50i $7.50.
Wood- 1 1 ml. per load, $5.50.
C;nl I. 'mp, per busliel, 14c; slack,
per bnshe:. 7o.
FOR THE CHILDREN AT THE BIG
The Fcwll Session of
Sept. 6. V ?
has several different compartments
and is lilted with ink well, holder,
small knife and eraser; an excellent
For :i!e This is a dandy, and you
should not forget to ask to see it
before you buy a box; it is finished
in natural woou.and has several !if
f. rent compartments, and is fitted
with knife, pencil, pen holder and
ink well, an 1 the lid o fone compart
ment can be reversed and used for
a blotter; our price for
this line box only
At This is a line box, nicely
finished and highly polished; can be
used as a jewel case as well as a
pencil box; our price
(All boxes are fitted with good
locks and keys )
YOU CAN BUY
AT &e "BIG BOS
For '! Fine rubber tipped pen
holder t hat sells everywhere for oc,
For lc (Wass or wooden pen hold
ers, worth a i;reat deal more than
the. price we ask.
All kinds of pencils to choose,
from at only
Harned & Von Maur
Odozone, the New
Armpits and Feet
Non-ioisonoiis. nntiseptle nml
eermieide, purities and cleans
the skin nml cures chafing any
where. Odozoue is the best
known remedy for prickly heat,
mo.inito bites, hives, bee stinns,
and th a biles, giving tiniek re
lief if thoroughly rubbed in
Odozone for sweaty tender feet
las no equal. Odozone rubbed ill
the nrmpits onee a day entirely
removes the swenty odor,
l'lllt SXI.i: BV
HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
BOSTON STORE. DAVENPORT, v
the Public Schools
Tablets See Prices.
TAHLKTS Ask for the tabids
marked two for 5c; koo1 paper, rul
ed can be used for ink paper as
well as pencil a &ool thick tablet,
only Gc for two.
Foxy Cirandpa ink tablets, ruled,
two sizes; our prices
only r,c and
University pencil tablets, ruled,
nicely printed covers, about fi'MI
leaves, for r-
Liitle tablets for little tots, with
pictures on the covers that can be
cut out and put together; ask for
If you want a line paper, ask for
the Textile Bond and Royal Linen
tablets; these are very fine ink
1'io-pajre composit ion hooks, Kood pa
per, ruled, ask for Hm-iii, at two
prices, lnc p-
Composition books, with thick cov
ers that resemble cloth, an excep
tionally Kood value
for only IUC
Sl ates I : x I ra strong slates, double,
too, four sides to write on,
Ask for the (Koh-i Noor draught
in pncil made by the L. & C.
Haid'muth company, of Austria.
This is i be best pencil of its kind
on the market, and you Kctierally
have to pay $l.L'." a do.' n for them.
You can buy them here for only Se
apiece, or U'H: a dozen.
Colored lordered handkerchiefs.
jus, the tiling for children's school
nfce. I ,c each,
Ail kind.-j of. neckties, and the
prices are right. See them in the
men's furnishing department.