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THE 'ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 0. 1004.
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Friday, September 9, 1904.
Senator Beveridge's idf-a of "Unisian
advance" like many of his other lJcas
Some impudent exchange wants to
know if members of the cabinet are
paid their salaries while they are oui
The Japanese have short le
ran't keep up with the foes
stature makes them
live in retreat.
(Jen. Knropatkin is at least the best
man the Russians have sent to the
front. It is not his fault that he can
not stay there.
There's one thins; certain. Those
Cossacks can't net dates to lecture
or find theatrical engagements on their
It is generally conceded that if the
unspeakable Addicks makes a hot fight
for the senatorship in Delaware. Park
er will be pretty sure to carry the
The war department will arm the
regulars with new rifles in a short
time. With any reasonable kind of
luck the ammunition will be provided
before the guns are worn out.
William Waldorf Astor s New York
hotel. IS slories high, has just been
opened. The rates were not planned
by the same architect, but they're in
harmony with the construction.
.lust, about a week ago a young Rus
sian nobleman arrived in New Yorl i
inider an assumed name. He was not
allowed to lain!. On the way over he
became somewhat hilarious in the
smoking room one evening. While in
this happy frame of mind his discre
tion broke away from its moorings and
he confident ally informed a couple of
fellow passengers that he was coming
to this country to study Anicrkn for
tificatious and to pick tip what infor
mation he could regarding military af
fairs. He also told them his real na:!i-.
All of which decided the authorities
that he was not a desirable visitor,
so be returned by the same vessel
without having set ft on American
The Parkerlzed Itoosevelt.
St. Louis Republic: What is the
significance of the marked change in
President Roosee!t's demeanor since
tr.i' nomination of Judge Parker foi
The eulogists and party associates
of Mr. Roosevelt have tried to con
vince the American people that thf
strenuous and spectacular type of man
represented by Mr. Roosevelt was the
laore desirable kind of man for the
presidency. They hailed Mr. Roose
velt's disposition to butt in. to do
things regardless of consequences, tc
exalt physical force and military
strength, to talk of the glories of wat
and the duty and destiny of the United
States, to take a largo and aggressive
part in the world polities and expand
our possessions ami our busybody ac
tivities, representing the highest type
of Americanism. They designated his
impulsive and aggressive temperament
as the essence of candor, manly cour
age and wisdom.
Hut Mr. Roosevelt suddenly changed
with the advent of Judge Parker on
the presidential stage. All of the qual
ities which were praised as the attri
butes of the highest type of American
ism disappeared. The opinions and
policies which were hailed as the
ideals of American statesmanship no
longer found expression in Mr. Roose
velt. His conduct is miid as a lamb's
and his utterances would not shock the
Quakers, whose peaceful doctrines h"
once professed to despise.
Why the marked change? What
does it mean? What conclusions can
we reach but that Mr. Roosevelt and
his advisers have changed their minds
with regard to the kind of man whe
ought to be in the presidency: the
kind of opinions and policies that rep
resent the highest type of American
statesmanship, the kind of ideal.
which stand for true Americanism and
the conduct and temperament which
mark the I est type of manhood. The
seem : V: ve discovered in Judge Par
ker a model of man better suited u
the presidency and Mr. Roosevelt is
trying to adapt himself to tke new
But what became of the sinceritv
and strength of character which were
described as Mr. Roosevelt's most ad
mirable qualities? How can we recon
cile Mr. Roosevelt s present pose with
the eulogies of his past conduct and
character? How can we reconcile it
with Mr. Roosevelt's reputation foi
sincerity. courage and aggressive
force? Has Mr. Roosevelt really lost
faith in his ideals? Has he become
afraid of himself? Has he been act
ually converted to Parkerism, or is he
merely Parkerizing for effect during
The Game of Sham.
Indianapolis Sentinel: The republi
can campaign of sham is being rapidly
revealed. Mr. Roosevelt's managers
and that means largely Roosevelt him
self for a year or more have tried
to make if appear that ho was oppos
ing the trusts. It was all stuff and
nonsense and could fool no sensible
person. One or two things will show
how hollow and hypocritical the whole
thing is. If the president has one par
ticular friend it is Elihu Root, who
recently left the cabinet to become
counsel for the interests represented
by J. Pierpont Morgan in the Northern
Securities company. Now Root is to
be nominated by the republicans for
governor of New York and. as the rep
resentative of special interests, is to
be put forward as a candidate for the
presidency in HtuS.
Iii the meantime the Morgans and
the Rockefellers and others of that
crowd are to whoop things up for
Roosevelt. The New York World says:
"The men like Morgan and the
Rockefellers say the reason they will
support Roosevelt, even after his anti
trust campaign and all his demon
strations against capital, is that they
distrust the democratic party. They
say the democrats, while gradually
coming to a safe and sane basis, are
not to be coas'fi red with the republi
cans as conservators of their inter
ests. They hold it would be a business
calamity to elect a democratic house of
representatives, for although the sen
ate is republican for four years, they
think business would be disturbed by
the continual nagging of a democratic
house at a republican senate."
Now, is it not rather rid-cinu to
hear about Roosevelt's "ant! 'rust cam
paign" and "his demonstrations against
capital?" The plain truth is that he
and his party have been, are now and
will continue to be the fiirm and un
swerving support of the system which
allows tb American people to bo prey
ed upon by the cormorants, is time
that the nrisk of deceit and fraud
should be dropped. Roosevelt is to
have in this cam pain the aid of the
most bare.'.'! and pern cious influences.
He knows if and everyone else knows
it. Rebind his opponent, however, is
the conscience- of the American peo
ple, and Judge P.-r.r must certainly
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DAILY SHORT STORY j
A CLEW BY TELEPHONE. j
A ring at the telephone.
Only a metal bell rung by electricity,
but the current has been turned on by
a living human being, and that being
wishes to speak to me. All day I have
been alone in the old farmhouse. The
rooms have seemed more han empty
rather, they have seemed full of noth
ingness. Without the wind has been
playing a mournful tune on the tele
graph wires lining the road, and now
that evening has come the air ami the
wires are still, but the sounds are re
placed by the whippoorw ill.
Is It strange that I should long for
the sound of a human voice? I st.irt
up, hurry to the telephone, take down
the receiver and listen.
It Is a woman's voice.
A footstep, then a growl a human
prowl, that of a man who. though the
process of development haa been going
on about and within him for ages, still
expresses his dissatisfaction like a
tiger in the jungle- then a jerk on
something connected with the tele
phone. "Mercy! Mercy! Don't kill me! Spare
The words are faint, but distinct.
They are doubtless spoken nt a dis
tance from the telephone.
If horror could be gathered like elec
tricity, what I feel would be equal to
a thousand volts. Some one is being
murderiil a womau. She has tried to
call me. stnd the brute has dragged ker
from the telephone. And I stand here
paralyzed, no hope of saving her, not
even a chance of learning who is her
I can faintly distinguish the words,
"Where is the money V" and the reply:
"In a stocking iu the closet. Take it
A foot st fp and the opening of a
door. The woman must have taken
advantage of the turning of the rob
ber's back, for suddenly I ho:ir a
click and the words;
"I am being robbed and shall be
murdered. Mrs. Pogram. The man
He has dragged her away again.
Great heavens: What can I doV The
Pograms live five miles from any oth
er farmer. I might call the telephone
ofliee and report the horror to them,
but what good would it do'r It would
not be possible for any one to reach
the Pograms in less than half an hour.
"Let go my throat '."
It is the brute's coarse voice.
A groan -the last sound sent over the
wire by dying woman.
One more sound, but it is only the
closing of a door. After Hint all is
still. No. there is the ticking of a
"Central:" I ;ill. "Central'." I ring
and call till I get an answer.
"Mrs. Pogram. on ibe Alpina road,
has been murdered. Get up a poss; at
once to go there. Look out for a man
with gold on him and possibly a mark
of lingers on bis throat. I will be
with you as soon as I can saddle a
Ten minutes later I ride up to a
hamlet to find three men standing by
their horses and two others lending
theirs from the stables. Wo mount
and ride to the Pograms, dash into the
house, and there in the broad hall a
woman lies pietvd to the heart.
Up to this moment there has been a
hope of finding her alive. Now that
is gone. With one accord we bend our
wits and our energies to the task of
finding her murderer. Leaving one of
the posse at the house, we remount
and dash away in different directions.
We are well armed and proceed singly
so as to cover more ground.
Ahead of me is a tramp. Hearing
my horse's hoofs, he looks back. When
I reach him I turn his p tckets inside
out and look for marks on his throat.
His pockets contain only a few cop
pers and bis throat Is clear.
A shot, the signal on which we have
agreed, on the road to my left. I let
down some rails and ride over there.
Two of our posse are riding up at the
same time. Amos Baker is holding his
horse with one hand while he covers
an ut:ly looking man with the other.
We empty bis pockets, but find nothing
of value. I knock him under the chin
to make him bold his head up. and
there on the throat is - not finger
marks, but a scratch.
Somehow 1 am confident that we
have the right man, and we take him
to the Pograms. On a finger of the dead
woman Is a ring, the stone of which is
turned in toward the palm of the
hand. There are five little prongs
which bold the stone, one of which has
been broken and presents a sharp
point. There is a reading glass on the
table in the living room which reveals
something, one can't see what, on the
broken prong. We lelepbotie for a
doctor to come with his microscope.
He comes and discovers particles of
skin and an infinitesimal quantity of
Shall we finish the Job or turn the
man over to the authorities? We re
tire for consultation and hit upon a
device to gain more proof. Being sure
he had hidden the gold he had taken,
we decide to give him his choice be
tween two alternatives. If he will tell
us where to find the gold we will turn
him in to be tried by law. If not. we
will swing h!m to a tree then and there.
He pleads that he knows nothing of
the gold. We arrange the rope with
its noose alxut his head. He breaks
down and tells us he dropped the plun
der in the creek while crossing the
bridge. There we find It in its stock
ing. In ten weeks Le is swung off by the
sheriff. F. A. MITCH EL.
("liicauri.. Sept. t-i!e-.vi::i,- ;i
opt-ninar. li:sio-. t. l.,w-i ;.:!! i-!.-s!
luetatii'Ms i:j i...l.IV's n:;si k J.-:
September, i n;. iu;. pi,-,.
I .-i--niir. li.M'j. ih-n",. luT3.,.
May. Ho 111'.. !!''-,. 11'8.
St-r-tenibev. .-,41,. .",:.
December. .". 1 1 -. . 51 u..
May. .,1. :,i t. 4;.?s.
Sejit.-inber. H!"4. -1". Ul"...
December. :',::... "2 1 .
May. :r.;v. :::.,.
Sepb-mb.-r. liMm. 1 12J. IJ.nJ.
'toller. ; l.o.i. linn, lij.l'.i. 1'i.iiJ.
January. 12. tin, u.rtj. 12.Ti2. 12. ".2.
:. 7.M2 1."-. T.i
r 17. T.i'i. T.I"
:.22. 7.17. 7.17.
S.-plc-iii!). r, 7.:"7. 7. "7. 7 "7. 7.::7.
toiler. 7. 12. 7.4... 7 42. 7 42.
January. 7.:2. 7.42. '
H.-.-eipts to.i iv: Wn.-iej i::t. corn
o.its 174. iioifs 14. "i.ii. cattle 4.0. .0.
Kst iaiat.-.l r.-.-.-itts S.i t unlay : Wl.eat
7;. i hi n oats 'i;::. ho-s l i.
I1K mark, t o;.. n, i! steaily. l.iir'.it
-". . I 5: ."..:."".. iisixei! ami bute'f.-! s ...2''
."..'.-il. (moil h-avy (S' "i. 7.i. r'ni'-;!i
In a vy 4. M i .Vi."..
'.iltii market st.ai'.y.
Sht-i . market i.j.i-n.-.l tealy.
Ib.'s .il m.i!ia 1. cattle 1. .".".
Ibifs al Kansas -itv 4."". catli.- :'.'.'".
I . S. Vai.i--. N 4'i a. ir. - llotr market
weaker than .p.niau:. Light 'i "..Hit.
mix.. I ami but.-ln-is ... 2c n ".!".. iroml
leavy 4. mi (.".. i ". rimu'li heavy A.sijn
"attic market slow. U.-cves ". 2a'5;
mi. cow- an. I h.il.-rs 1 . 1 li 4.2.Y Texas
st. ers 2.7i '( 1.2". siocU.-i s ami fee. let s
2.".i '-t 2.
Sheep market steady t" strnuir.
llotv mirket c-!.iscti weak. lower.
I.i-;ht ."..::." i. mix- . I ami butchers
:,. i : v.!. t ! heavy 1 .so ' "i.7. rough
li.-.i v v 4.Mr,i ;,..i.-,.
t'attle market el.ise.l slow, but st.a.iy.
She.-p market dosed strong.
New "t ork. Stock.
N".-w York. Sept. '.. Sugar 122. Cas
u:t--4. '.. II. I. iV I'. ::tt',. Southern I 'a -eitie
:,'. li. tv- . M'1, Atchison com
mon N21-. Atchison piet.-rrcd "..
Si. P."l".7"K. ..lanliiittan I.17. I'opp.-r
"!t:'-4. N". V. t'cnlral 127. "-. I.. .- X. 122T.
'. ,V A. II'". lb-ailing common ti'.i'-j.
Cana.lian PacTtic I2H. It. H. T. .Me1. Pa-
itic Mail :'.::. I". S. Steel pret'errcl tU:4,.
I". S. St-el common 14';. l'eiina 12V
.Missouri Pacific :'.'. I'nioli Pacific l"1";.
foal .S.- iron 47... Krie common "51.. Wa
bash preferred il'4. ". .x- ". W. 17. Illi
nois Central far Foundry 22'.
Republic .Si.-.-l preferred Republic
St.-e common 7rt..
I.Of-AI, JIAHKKT rOXIJITIONS.
Todny'M (liiolntiunn on I'rovinlonM, I.lve
Sloi-t'i Fred r. -A Fuel.
Hock Island. Sept. ''. Following nr-th-
wholesale .imitations in the local
H.!tt.-r- ( r. am.-rv 2"c; dairy KifMO.
Kggs Fresh ltic
I .a rd Sc.
lav.- Poultry Spting chickens $2.7.".
1 ".2."i per dozen; m-ns V p.-r pound;
Vegetal)!' s Potatoes l"c.
C:ltt St.-ers $:!.".'.! :,. tin; cows and
lit it ers $2. .en 'a 4.2.". : i .ilv.-s $::.oo c, t H.t.ii.
iloijs Mixed and but. -hers .4.7.". 'n "...Ml.
Sh. cp Veariiniis or over $:i.O'o.; -l.iui;
lambs $::. ""''i :...Mi.
I-Veil and Fuel.
".rain fern O' ' i'. I ; oats :". 2 I .
Forage Tomcliy .:,y S:i..i(i '. 1 1 .tut ;
prairie ;:i.rii .:,n; straw $a'..Mi ' 7. Ml.
Wood --I la rd. p.-r load. ."i..M
foal- Lump, per bushel, lb-; slack.
P r bushel. 7t .
S. .1. Thompson, Newport Our
daughter was pale and sickly, (lave
her Hollister's Hocky Mountain Tea.
Now she's rosy cheeked, healthy and
happy. cents, tea or tabht. T.
II. Thomas' jharmacy.
Saturday, Sept. 10.
l-'red liayniotid present:
i latest ni. lo-
with a full equipment of scenic a: .1 me
chanical ri'- cts.
Victor Lambert, as John Rodgers,
COM Aikatis iw. )
James Goodwin as Jeremiah Snodgrass
A reat biir c..;n.-d v p; ..l net ion with
a stroni;' cast and beautiful scenery.
More n.-nuine comedy than has ever
I..-, n jiut into the tii ' .iii anias. The most
la iii-ha 1.1. specialties. (M-itine; cliinax
. s. startling sta--- .'l. cts. and peculiar
cliaracteis ever c.uicei v.-d.
lrie-: l!r,e. Xir. IIok-m Tae. Sell
sale at th.-atre Thi'.r-ilay a. m. 'ph .ne
OlR-CTION CHAM BERLIN. KlNPT A COMPANY.
Sunday. Sept. 11.
A m.it:ittcei:t production ij
T5he Little Homestead
Xy . II. I'attou.
A beautiful story of life
down rast village.
A sup. rb cast. Kl.tbnrate scenic ef
fect. See the .r-nt Snow Morin Srrnr.
Pr ices urn- 3."f ami r,lh: lloxrn T.'.c.
Scat sale at theatre. 'Plioi;.
TAILOR MADE, UNION MADE,
' NONE BETTER' MADE.
Suits and Overcoats made to
measure, $15 to $20.
BeaJ & McCarthy,
ILLINOIS THEATRE BUILDING.
Cleaning. Pressing, Dyeing and
Old 'Phone 716 L.
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Cincho Relief Tonic.
At all druggists and cafes.
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SELLING IT FOR LESS 8
Is what you'll find we are doing on everything In the
line of groceries. You will find by your very first order
that our prices on good, dependable groceries are so much
lower that you will continue as a regular customer. We
are sure we can please you. Will you give us a trial?
Brazil coffee, per inl.
9 bars Santa Claus nr.
3-lb. can apples, 1Fr
Horse Shoe Tobacco. l"'rCfk
Star Tobacco, per
10 bars Cudaby's Dianond nr
C soap fcOC
Best granulated . 1 flfl
buKar, Vj lbs I.UU
Epg-O-See and Vigor, np
3 packages t.OC
Q. taker Oats, per n
3 cans CDC
Standard corn, QKf
3 cans tOC
New York gallon 9 fin
3-lb. can Green Ifln
Pure catsup, 3 or
REMEMBER THE PLACE, NEAR POSTOFFICE.
Economy Grocery Co.
! 1515 Second Ave.; old 'phone 1369,
Tlio only real 5-cent cigar to be had at the
only Real Cigar Store.
YOU KNOW THE BOY S Bosco and Clint
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This line of Clothing is made up
We have prepared the o
best line of School $
Shoes ever offered by
us- and that's saying
a. good dea.l-for Boys
and Girls. No one re
alizes the hard knocks
that Boys and Girls
Shoes receive any bet
ter than we do. and we
have -taken it into con
sideration in our buy
ing. Prices range
S1.00 to $2.50
1721 Second A-Vc
Gold Dust if-4-lb
3-lb can Egg 1f
Quart botle q
Ammonia for OC
2-lb pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cerata Nut, 2 ir
Best patent Hour, every 1 QC
sack guaranteed I.OO
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. r r
2 large cakes Ivory 1
2 cakes Sapolio r
3 lb can extra fancy or
sliced I'ineipples 4.0C
Toothpicks, 3 large Iflr
Pure Maple Syrup, nr
quart bottle 0C
Yeast Foam, q
Shredded Cocoanut r-
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