Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1004.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Becond avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as econd-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week.
Weekly. II per year In advance.
All communications of arguments
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.
Saturday, September 3, 1904.
"Puck," which supported McKinley
in "M and lf", favors Roosevelt for
emperor, but Parker for president.
Mr. Bryan's firm belief that Parker
will be elected is one of the best indi
rations of the union of the democratic
The price of meat is advancing be
cause the meat trust is endeavoring
to beat the wages of employes below
a living price.
When did the republicans ever re
vise the tariff for any other purpose
than to benefit favored manufacturers
at the expense of ihe whole people?
If the republicans are so certain
that Roosevelt and Fairbanks will be
elected, whv this worriment among
them on the score of Senator Dav:
Hail lust about given un trying to
guess why John I). Rockefeller wished
In buy the I'nited Salt company, when
we happened to think about Johnny
It is computed that in the nine
teenth century 14.000.000 men were
killed in battle. Has it ever occurred
to Theodore the Terrible that this is
one form of race .suicide?
If thf Republican organn believe, as
they s:iy they d. that Roosevelt nml
Fairbanks will be elected, wfeat's the
need of worrying about Senator Davis
jige? 1'ort Wayne Journal.
An entire family, husband, wife and
four children, have arrived in Minnea
M)lis. having walked all the way from
Kansas. That shows to what length
people will go to get out of Kansas.
The world's history will not furnish
a parallel to the bloody picture now
'xhibited in the far east. Apparently
the full forces of the Japanese and
Russian armies are engaged in an tin
broken line of conflict extending over
"d miles or more in which neat ly half
a million combatants are desperately
It is absolutely necessary to "save"
Vermont this year, and so a eold wave
from Indiana was sent down there
In the person of Senator Fairbanks.
When it becomes necessary for the re
publicans to throw the members of the
cabinet and a part of the presidential
ticket into the (Srcen Mountain state,
the situation is about as bad as demo
crats could wish. Springfield Register.
Ilooseve It's Abuse of Former Presi
dents. President Roosevelt in the course
of his writings has taken oc
casion to excoriate each of
America's chief executives from
Jefferson to Lincoln, with the sole
exception of John Quincy Aihrms. Hi
apparent disregard of national pre
cedents and traditions may possibly bo
explained by his opinions of those who
created those precedents. The follow
ing quotations are from the latest edi
tions of the president s books, and may
be easily verified by referring to the
Ji fTorson: "Timid and shifty doctri
naire." (Life of 1? nton. p. 7::: Tin-
most mcapnnie executive who ever
tilled the president':' chair." (Naval
War of p. ",.
Madison: "Incapable." t Naval War.
p. 4r.": results of his administration
brought "shame and disgrace to Amer
ica" in tie war of 1M2. (The Winning
of the West. vol. 4. p. Uu;.
Monroe: With "no special ability."
Henten. p. 47): as secretary of war
under Madison, a "triumph of imbecil
ity to the last." (Naval War. p. AZC).
Jackson: "Ignorant." (Benton, p.
Van Bttren: "Faithfully served the
mammon of unrighteousness. He suc
ceeded because of. and not, in spite of.
his moral shortcomings." I Ren ton p.
Harrison. Taylor. Filmore: "Small
presidents.'' (Benton, p. 292).
Tyler: "He has been called a medi
ocre man: but this is unwarranted
flattery. H, was a politician of mon
umental littleness. His chief mental
and mora! attributes were peevish
ness. fretful obstinacy, inconsistency,"
etc.. (I!.::: ?r.. p. 239 1.
Polk: "Kxceptmg Tyler, the very
fraaVf.-l of the line of small presidents
who came in between Jackson and Lin
coln." (Benton, p. 292).
Pierce: "Small politician, of low ca
pacity and mean surroundings," (Ben
ton, p. 343).
Buchanan: One of the "small pres
idents," (Benton, p. 292).
The Trust Barons.
Wnen the feudal barons of old first
began to wax strong they confined
their depredations to their immediate
vicinity, but as they Increased in pow
er and wealth they surged over great
er territory and contested with each
other for the mastery. It L much the
same with our modern feudal barons
the trusts. They have gone through
the first formative stage and have be
come so powerful that some of them
are aiming at universal control and
now In the third stage of their exist
ence are falling foul of each other,
The railroad barons j;rc said to Lav
declared war against the steel and
sugar barons, of course with nn idea of
plundering them of some of the wealth
they have absorbed from the people,
It is hardly probable that the consum
ers will profit by the contention, for all
the barons are united on one point, and
that is to "charge all the traffic will
bear," their light being as to who shall
retain the largest percentage.
There Is some evidence that the rail
road barons bare stopped the payment
of spcial riibates to the steel and
rugnr barons, :iiid these arrogant com
bines are protesting. Some of the trtis
barons are more fortunate or rathe
were more farsfghteil. for they control
the avenues of transportation for their
products and thus make a double
profit. The Standard Oil trust owns or
controls most of the pipe lines and
has a controlling interest in some of
the great railroads and a large inter
est In others. The anthracite coal
trust is the most complete monopoly
ns It not only owns in oft t of the coal
fields, but also most of Ihe railroads
that reuch the coal fields. The coal
barons make more profit from trans
portation than from the mining of the
coal ami plunder every one who buys
a ton by about doubling the price it
should be sold at. The beef barons
have created u monopoly in another
way they control tlie stockyards and
the refrigerator cars that the beef must
be carried in.
The power of the barons of old was
curbed by the overlordship of the king
or emperor, and in turn by the peo
ple themselves, who controlled legksla
tion. In the 1'nited States today the
trusts are so powerful that they eon
trol the majority of the represents
tives of the people and there is none to
There never was n time more urgent
for the people to scan closely the rec
ord of those who are to represent their
Interests and to demand of those who
s-ek their suffrage a pledge that they
will vote to reform the system before
It becomes leyond control. The tariff
Is one of the chief bulwarks of the
trust barons, and the reduction of the
protection that was enacted, in the in
terest of monopoly must be the tlrst
step lu unhorsing the trusts.
Shaw a False Prophet.
Kcpuoiicau prosperity ami accompa
nying high prices that Secretary Shaw
thinks are so prevalent and that he says
are the result of Uepublieaiidicies have
n disastrous effect in Iowa. When busi
ness is goou arm people are prosTouH
It would naturally he expected tluit the
hanks would participate In the pros
perity, but in Iowa it seems to be the
reverse. Seven bankers have takci
their lives in that state during the past
seven months, and all their banks luxve
been found upon examination to be
hopelessly insolvent. A press report
from Sioux t'ity. published in the
Washington Times on Aug. enumer
ates the grew so me list.
The dispatch adds that live of thesi
bankers "blew out their brains"' and
"two committed suicide by drowning.
In every case the men had been esteem
ed among the most reliable and honora
hie citizens of their community, and the
unfortunate bank oflieer bad been driv
en to take his own life after a long and
hopeless struggle to wive his institu
tion and restore his credit.
The loss to the depositors and stock
holders of these banks must have been
enormous, for we are told that all the
banks "have been found upon exami
nation to be hopelessly insolvent." Yet
Secretary Shaw prates of prosperity
and points to present high prices as a
sure indication of it.
Now, Shaw before he became secreta
ry of the treasury was a small banker,
anil, being acquainted all over the state
of Iowa, he must have known the gen
eral condition of the banks ami their
unsoundness. It was known in Wall
street.it was known by Dun's and Urad
strect's. but Shaw evidently did not
know what was going on, or If ho did
feared to "hurt ihe party" by warning
the po r deluded victims, the farmers
and business men of Iowa, of what
might be expected. The secretary of
the treasury Is supposed to be the
watchman on the tower of finance to
warn his countrymen and save theiu
"Watchman, what of the night?"
asked the Iowa farmers. '"All's well,"
promptly came from Watchman Shaw.
"Thanks to the beneficent protective
tariff, we are on the highest point of
prosperity. Utdeu to Governor Cum
mins and the apostles of the 'Iowa
Idea' and you will have trouble, but
follow me and you will have high
prices and prosperity."
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson Is
another memlter of Roosevelt's cabinet
who Is another boomer. The whole
brood are impregnated with it. I.isteu
to him: "The farmer's px"ketbook is
fuIL lie is a capitalist only hunting
for investments, flooding the western
banks with more money than they can
handle and sending millions to the east
for Investment." A good many Iowa
armers. ra"15l IiQJX wish they bad-pent
THE MILLINERY CONVENTION.
Behold the hats, the stylish hats.
The hais of every size.
With f fathers sticking- here and there
To tempt the women s eyes.
Tli'1 picture hats the walking hats.
The bonnets and the tiiqut-s.
And all the million other shapes
From Sailors up to pokes.
TV-hoM the hats. Die winter hat?.
Th- hats that flare ami scoop.
The hats that soar, the hats that slant
The hats that dip and scoop.
Th- hats with flowers on their brims
T!i- hats that look so nic--:
y.- koiIs. liow small each hat may look
ilut. oh. how liif? the price.
r.-lioh) Hip hats, th- prette hats.
Th-dazzling hats for fall.
For everv sort of face and form.
l-'nr short folks and for tall:
Th- f atli-reil hats and tlowt red hats
And h:;ts of very hue.
And note how sad each husband looks
Tlie prices make him blue.
Hehohl the hats. th- eostly fiats
Of bin-, of brown and fed.
With hatpins stuck a hundred ways
To k-.-p th ni on tin- head:
Th- sw. ll creations bui'.t of felt
And velvet and of fur.
And all to p. rch a little while
I'poii th tiead of her.
I'.eh.old the hats, the rakish hats
With birds on brim and crown
And fruits and lbuvers built sky high
And ribbons hanu:i:iir down.
With miiiksaitd weasels on the shapes
Ann sealskin soil and nice.
Hut strange to say you in vir see
A hat trimmed "p with mice.
- 'hicatro Chronicle.
all their millions to the east instead of
flooding the western banks with their
hard earned money.
The high prices came all right, loo
high for the bankers and their custom
ers. Instead of prosperity came disas
ter. The tariff fostered high prices
begot extravagance and speculation.
Lands advanced to unheard of prices,
far leyond their true value, where it
was impossible for the owner to pro
duce enough to pay interest on the in
vestments. The banks under Shaw's
exhilarating promise of continued high
prices loaned to the land and stock
speculators on boom estimates of val
ties, and those that are able are still
paying interest. Other bankers specu
lated with their customers' money
Some of them have paid the forfeit
with their lives. Secretary Shaw is
still talking high prices and prosperity
and is, as the leading member of Roose
velt's cabinet, to stump the country for
the Republican ticket. Stand pat Is his
slogan, and prices will still advance,
ana the itepuidican tariir is panic
proof. All the voters have to do Is to
"let well enough alone" -that is, vote
the Republican ticket. Fools rush In
where angels l'enr to tread, and Shaw
is to rush seventy five speeches at the
poor dupes that will listen to his vapor-
ings, and other bankers will speculate
until the inevitable comes if Shaw is
Not "Running Amuck."
I'nder the whip and spur of public
opinion that Ihe trusts needed curbing
the Fifty-seventh injrress uppropriat
ed .Sot (,( m n i for the department of jus
tice to use for that purpose. Nearly
two years have elapsed since that ap
propriation was made, and less than
$:ti,iMiM has been expended. The mon
ey spent was used by Attorney Jen-
era 1 Knox in having some other law
yers of his own kidney who are no
toriously not trust busters to fight the
trusts. tf course under those circum
stances no trust has been disturbed
since the appropriation was made.
Mr. Kiuix just before the corporations
of l'eimsylvaula elected him for I'nlt
cd States senator of that state stated
there was no intention by the adminis
tration of "running amuck" against
the trusts. Attorney (Jeuerul Moody.
who succeeded Knox, seems to be run
ning in the same rut, and tin! rusts tire
more oppressive than before congress
appropriated ihe money "t tight them.
It may be said that President Rojse
velt complacently approves Ibis do
The Clreat lOgo Causes Distrust.
There is no dcti.viug the f:;et that the
president t a nation such as ours, with
tlie influence which he ee!-clscs. the
power be eoililliMIais mil the spoils
which he is able to distribute, is a
force to be reckoned with, and Mr.
Roosevelt has nut only taken advan
tage of every atom of power and. privi
lege, but lias even gone bevotnl.
Then, again, Mr. Roosevelt Is an im
pulsive man and does not calmly weigh
the merits of every subject that comes
before bim in his c.tficia! capacity, care
fully investigating all sides and con
sidering the equities of the case with n
deliberation worthy of the high of
fice be holds.
Hecause of tins- things the people
are more or less in fear always of
what his next move mav he. Concord
When Channcey Speaks.
Chauruey M. Tvp. w Is Ruing to address
r.-.mber of county fairs in the interest
of Iloosevelt and Fall -banks. N ws Item.
When t'h.ii;ni"fy speaks, what nrrry qu'bs
And sprkl:r.ir a n.- di t s
Will push Jo-os-ty from Ma Hps
Jo jur- the little votes!
"U'liy did the chickc-n cn.ss thi road?"
He'll ask in mishtv trice.
And then with lautrht-r he'll rxnlode.
While you ibserve "Tee he;"
The Jokif JiemoMhenes !prv.g en
Th poor, defers, less ;re-ks
We'll have a chance to think upon
v. nen cnaunccy speaks.
Whn Channcey prraks the minstrel show
That oper.s In the t wn
Whor" h- 1? bCiioj win have to eo
To ruin or rtr.tr down.
For all the eat-s I ioekftadr"! told
Would r.rt be eno. two. three.
When I'h.nincey tells vcrr.. twice as ol.5.
And h!. fhv: Is j-c t free.
Ah. how can anv ene tlf-r.v
Ti him the votes he seeks
Or keep ft dry and t-rrlrss eye
v hen Chauneey speaks?
Whrn Chfiimcey pprnks that dear old Jsst.
a door is rot a door.
The one we know an-i love t the best.
V III ereet oi:r ears onee more.
Anl ell Joe MIIVt's witty siring
That we so well hive known
The pcir.tiUatir.R saee will spring
As if they were his own.
Who cares f"r Issues r-f the day
n nen all these trreit antlaues
Of humor point the voters" way
vs nen Chauneey speaks?
Jones Montagu tn New York American.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A SIESTA IN THE JUNGLE.
(Copyright. 1904. by T. C. McClure.
Major liidau of the Twelfth native
cavalry, India, was hunting in I'.eu
gal with a small party, and one after
noon he wandered away from camp
' a short distance and stretched out un
der a tree for a nap. lie had n :
slept above a quarter of an hour when
he was aroused by what seemed to
be the purring of a cat, only the
sound was much louder. lie had
never heard the purr of a tiger or
panther, but realized in au instant that
one or the other had come creeping
upon him as he .slept. He was lying
on his left side and facing the west,
and the beast had come up behind him.
The major opened his eyes, but did
not move a finger. The beast's uose
touched the man's shoulder and snuff
ed at his face, and the long whiskers
on his muzzle tickled the man's cheek,
but he lid not move. Had he raised
hand or foot the beast would have
seized him by the neck at once.
The tiger, as was aftervrard ascer
tained, had his lair within a few hun
dred feet of where the soldier was ly
ing. After a minute or two a paw
was placed on tlie oflieor's shoulder
and he was turned over on the broad
of his back. Through his eye winkers
he caught sight of the paw and then
realized that he was in the clutch of
a full grown tiger, l'or the moment
he was rejoiced. A panther hasn't the
good nature, of a tiger and is also more
treacherous. A tiger will starve be
fore he will feed on anything that he
has not killed with his own paws,
while a panther will grab at anything
that comes in his way. r.etween the
two the choice was with the tiger, au I
the major felt almost elated over his
When the man had been turned on
his back, the tiger sat up like a dog
and purred like the great cat lie was.
The man had on a hunting jacket with
silver buttons. They seemed to be
objects of curiosity to the beast, and
he touched the six of them In succes
sion and slightly pulled at them with
The soldicr'R hat was lying on the
grass near his head. The tiger reached
for it and began to play with it as you
have seeu a puppy with a glove or rag.
He struck it to the right and then to
the left and then jumped after it and
seized It in his teeth and gave it a toss
into the air. He played with the hat
for at least ten minutes and then sat
up and yawned and returned to his
Pretty soon a spur on the major's
right boot heel attracted his attention.
It was of brass and quite new and re
lieved the rays of the sun filtering
down through the foliage. He licked
at the metal and hurt his tongue on
the rowel. . r
With a low growl he drew hack and
for a minute seemed to cogitate. Then
he began licking at and biting the
strap, which was also new and full of
oil, and in a minute or two he had the
spur oft" the boot. He then lay down
and chewed at the strap as if he liked
the taste, hut after a lime Hung it
aside and rolled over on his back and
worked bis body about on the grass
as if bothered with fleas.
The beast was rolling and purring
when one of the horses in camp ut
tered a neigh. The major was watch
ing through half closed lids, and the
move the tiger made astonished him.
He turned like a flash and bounded
six feet into tho air, to whirl again and
stand head to camp, l'or live minutes
be stood watching and sniffing and
growling. His tail was held straight
out, hris ears lay back, and one paw-
was held about six inches from the
ground as if ready to strike. As the
neigh was not repeated the tiger re
turned to the major.
The major was rolled over at least
a dozen limes ny tne tiger, ana me
beast leaped over him back and forth
like a dog ;.t play, and be seemed to
get a good deal ot amusement out
f il and tJ preserve his good nature
He Anally fastened Ins teeth in the
mans hunting felt ana linen i.iui
clear or tiie grouiui as easily as a man
might lift a kitten. If the soldier had
not been told over and over again
that a tiger eats only what he kills,
he would have made sure that lie was
to be carried off.
He had a revolver in his belt, and
as his right hand fell down it encoun
tered the butt of the weap-vi. He
might have drawn it and killiil the
beast or a shot miht have fright
ened him uvay. but it was hardly a
chance in a hundred. It may be that
the tiger was holding the man up to
see if there was life in l.ii.j and a s
hoping to f-cl bim make a move
ment. If there had been the stir of a
hand, death would have lx-en swift
nd merciless. .fter swinging the
one end la his month, he frolicked
away and was hidden by the jungle.
An hour later the major's party hiid
formed a cordon around the tiger's
lair and sent in the beaters. At the
first uproar the beast charged out with
a fierce growl and killed a native with
one blow of the paw which had treat
ed the soldier so gently. Three min
utes later he wheeled and charged In
the other lireetion, and. though he
received bullets from two different
ri3es, he sprang upon Captain West
of the artillery and carried him .'JOO
feet before falling dead. The officer,
who had been seized by the neck, was
dead long before the tiger gave tip
the ghost. One of the bullets had cm
the beast's beurt, and yet he had
bounded away with a man weighing
170 pounds In his jaws and seemed to
lure been only scratched.
lau pendulum fashion for a full min- '!9fSSXmi
te the beast laid bim down' as care- "T4
as you please, jrnaued the belt - ' .- 1 -1
two and pulied it o:T, and. carrying I 51
MISS ANNE LARK! N will
have charge of the department
of elocution and oratory at the
Power College of
at Dnvmpoit. i.t
had either in ci.i.-.
struction. GO.: r
'as may be
s or private i:i
t eaclK rs are
A, I'.nvvr. Kv
. ;.!,road be-
11 un opening
u w il get a
can also join
rial l in;.; then,
iv. oy "phono
prcchl and l'-i::i k
try teacher is a
has taken a iol:
sides. If yon cn:
day (Sept. 1)
choice hour :-.n 1
the free ihe;.
Call at t!-.. i;!:
To buy cr sell Second Hand
Goods of all Kinds
1618 Second Avenge. N'cw 'Phone 5164
VW-f fei. S5i?-:." ;i'.-'. i4T:ye
I, r f
r?. f J .
TO CURE ANY DISEASE.
Cause 3Iut be Itemovcd.
AVay Wilh Dandruff.
K.'ll the germ that caus'.-s darjdr-jfT
f.itiir.? hair and baldness, you wid hav
no more dandruff, and your hvr rn :"?
-i-'-w luxuriantly. NVwbro's i ' r- i c :
i-.ot crly contains the d.ndru:':' rn
i". f t royer, but it is also a mot d- V.-:.:
fu! h.i:r dressing for regu'.'jr UiV u."
N other hair preparation is f.n !.!
srir-r.t.fic baipis of Hirtoyi:. thr- n ir lru''
g-rrrr.a. It stops a!! IrrJt.iti'.n. i
c?:p Ewoet. p:;re ar.. wh-- ?c;r.c, ::
rr.eTniier that 8"irethinie cL.iir.r.i t-j !
". :rt r.s oo3." will not. do trc v'-rk r,
rf-r-jin'; J Irf.ir ;rl ;v;,j v,-. . ; -
-Is. t-'-rA J--, in ttinp-: f--r ran:
f l- to The Ilcrri-idfe Co.. Uetro.t. :!;:
for sale bj T. H. Tbcmae, druggist.
t t 'J. - - V
c.- : - - i k.i -.
ftrttv-.--. - .91
Worth from S12.50
to 18.00, now
Which World's Fair R.xte
Suits You the Best?
7-DAY LIMIT ROUND TRIP $ 6.00
Every Tuesday and Thursday Also Sept. 4-11.
SEASON R.OUND TR.IP 11.80
60-DAY LIMIT ROUND TR.IP 9.85
Leave Rock Island 6:40 a. m.
Arrive St. Loviis 4:38 p. m.
Leave Rock Island 7:20 p. m.
Arrive St. Louis 6 48 a. m.
Sleeping Cars, Chair Cars and Diners on Lacl
Tickets and Information at C. B. (il Q. Depot.
Phones: Old 680, New 6180.
Our plan of loaning in-oney enables you to get it. just when O
you need it. Our terms enable you to repay the loan with- W
out inconvenience. We desire to give you the greatest v
amount of accommodation, and our most earnest effort is $
to make the transaction satisfactory to you in every way. ))
We LoauTk Money Privately
Promjitly and without unnecessary formalities. Your fur- W
niture, psano. horses, wagons or other personal property
will be security for what you need, and they remain in
your own possession. Amounts from $10 upwards. Don't
hesitate to ask us for further information if you need
some ready money. We will be ghtd to talk it over with you.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
MITCHELL & LYNDE BLOCK, ROOM 38, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Office hours 8 a. in. to C p. m. and
West 1514. New Telephone C011.
PIHITA.N U KI.IS HI. I K FI.MK
:II. MOVI-:h. Ti:- i'urir.in is the -i.r.
md most eeoiiomi'--.i 1 .- tov.- to be had tor
immer cookir.g-. It is d!solutf-ly Fafe
"nd odorb-ss; more economical than
-oal. wood or Kasoline. Evi-ry house
k.'''per should have one of these cool,
safe-, summer cooking stoves.
.Opposite Harper House.
a Few Dollars 1
Saturday evenings. Telephone ffi
is what we are all after, and the pos
session of a North Star or Indiana re
frigerator insures sweet milk, cream
and butter and many dainties that
would be unattainable without the re
frigerator. Because the summer in
partially over we are making especial
reductions on refrigerators.