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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1004.
Vublislito Daily and Weekly at 1C24
Second avenue, Rork Island. 111. En
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fi-titious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, October 7, 1904.
Roosevelt's peace overtures seem to
uound like hollow brass over in Ilus
"He is good enough lor us." says the
berf trust, in speaking of Mr. Itoose
velt. Here is something for meat eat
ers to chew on.
It may have been I-oeb who caused
Mr. Roosevelt to be so warlike. Mi.
Hay's peaceful remarks at this time
are very comforting to sincere patriots.
The New York navy yard workman
who broke a bottle of wine at the
launching of the Connecticut was pro
moted. Hut. then- have been more
men discharged for the same reason.
Roosevelt continues to labor under
the delusion that he is the- only man
in the I'nited States worthy of the
presidential office. If he thinks so.
why does he allow the tru-i to occu
py that position?
The clerks are doing very well at
"Washington running the government
while their chiefs are back home try
ing to earn their salaries whooping it
up for Civil Service Reformer Roose
velt. Atlanta Constitution.
Sometime between the I'.ih and 2th
of this month, the exact date to be
Jixed as soon as the arrangement eai?
be made, a great democratic meeting
will be held in the city of New York
at Madison Square garden, the largest
auditorium in the metropolis. .Tudge
Parker and Judge Herrick. the demo
cratic candidate for governor of New
York, will be present, and if 'is most
probable that both will have something
of unusual importance to say. Among
the ollu-r speakers will be Frances
Hurton Harrison and Congressman
What ia Involved in trie Contest.
In the proc edings instituted by
l.ooney against the democratic party
in Rock Island county, in the hopes
of gaining control of the party organ
ization despite the wishes of that par
ty, an 1 to be commenced at the court
house tomorrow morning before a tri
bunal composed of County .Judge Par
mcnter. County Clerk Hubbard and
State's Attorney Weld, there is more
involved in the matter of the princi
ples that control the just relations
that should exist between men in poli
tics than there is of the mere question
of law. The vital isstie at stake is the
recognition of the right of the major
ity to rule and the right of the ma
jority to demand that it be given fair
methods in the exercise of that right.
If Chairman Sexton and Secretary
Stauduhar of the democratic county
committee were wrong in declining to
append their signatures to calls issued
from the county committee under a
misapprehension that the members
of that same committee afterward
awoke to a realization of. then the
executive officers of any representa
tive body would be in error in failing
to carry out the wishes of a legislative
assembly, notwithstanding that the
action awaiting official sanction might
provide for the gravest of frauds. Un
der such a ruling, the presiding officer
simply becomes so much the servant
of the committee that he must shut
his eyes to all irregularities and blind
ly append his name to what he may
know to be fraudulent. The calls which
Chairman Sexton and Secretary Stau
duhar refused to endorse last spring,
made it possible for the holding of
bract caucuses in the city of Rock
Island, and otherwise to defeat the ex
pression of a majority of the democrat
ic party. The advantage that might
be taken of the form of caucuses pro
vided for was fully shown afterward
in the manner in which demo
crats protested so strongly as to
lead to the petitions signed by
over half the total number of demo
crats in the city of Rock Island that
primaries be provided for and the ma
jority protected in the control of the
psrty. The fact that the course adopt
ed by the chairman and secretary of
the county committee, pursuant to
these petitions, both in the matter of
providing for primaries anil in the
fixing of the scope of the convention
proceedings, met with the approval of
the majority of the democrats of the
count", was shown both in the
action r o county committee,
prior to the convention, and by the
proceedings of the convention itself,
of which the members of the county
committee constituted a part.
It would seem to the average mind.
that the object of the law providing
for the disposition of contests in the
matter of filing nomination papers,
was to aim to give the side truly rep
resentative place on the ballot. The
majority of any political organization
should determine its course. Does
anyone doubt as to where the demo
cratic party stands with reference to
John P. Eooney? To attempt to place
a misconstruction as to the sentiments
of the party on this proposition, under
the guise that the party has violated
a technical construction in its ef
forts to assert itself by peaceful
means, would have as its result the
discouragement of every attempt at
dean politics, while recognizing the
power of the political boss to dominate
regardless of what methods might be
employed to thwart the party's true
There have been times in the history
of this country when the majority
driven to desperation by failure to ac
complish its proper ends by fair means
has resorted to force, and serious
trouble has ensued. The majority of
the democratic party in Rock Island,
city ami county, has never seen fit to
adopt such an alternative. Rather
has it sought by means that were fair
and orderly to voice its expression.
On the other hand the elements rep
resented by the minority have attempt
ed by force nnd riot to dominate de
spite the majority in the city of Rock
I.-land. In the case of the city democ
racy the law sustained the majority
The same elements constituting the
minority have undertaken hy trickery
to rule the party in the county.
The case of the county democracy is
also up to the representatives of the
A Foreign Opinion.
The American I mot-rat have found
a man in Judge Parker, and I sincerely
trust th.it be will be elected president
of the United States. He knows bis
own mi tui. is no seif seeker and as
pires alone to be what the greatest
American presidents hate been in the
past ji citizen elected to the highest
oliice of tire state to give effect to the
self government of a nation.
President Roosevelt is an honest
man. but very self opinionated, and his
present term of oliice has shown that
be is under the impression that bis
mission is to Impose his will on others,
instead of carrying out their will. Not
only in the United States, but in the
rest of the world, is lie desirous of
playing a great part, and the part that
be has aspired to play bus been en
tirely at variance with the spirit of
American institutions. What especial
ly pleases me in Judge Parker's pro
nouncements is Hit denunciation of the
sprefid eagleism that has been Presi
dent Roosevelt's trump card up till
now and which is more befitting some
military ruler of a nation than th?
head of a peace loving and commercial
community of sensible men.- Iabou
cheie's London Truth.
A Friend of Iiabor.
The New York World says that .Indue
Parker's decision as thief justice of
the court of appeals upon questions af
fecting labor unions and the rights of
individual wage earners were com
mended in resolutions adopted by the
WorkiiiLiiien's Political league at a
meeting held in that city recently, says
the Indianapolis Sentinel. This organi
zation Is :.n incorporated state body
of representative union men.
The resolutions express the warm
approval and appreciation of organized
labor of Judge Parker's attitude to
ward union labor and declare that
during bis judicial life be never struck
a blow at labor, but has parried many
aimed by others and has made the
fUroiicest argument ever set forth in
support of labor statutes." All of
which is beyond question. Judge Par
ker has always been absolutely just
and fair in bis treatment of all inter
est's. That is what makes him such a
splendid candidate. The same, ipiality
wiil make him a splendid president
The Helen Illair and Winona were
in port today. The Ruth. Phil Scheek
1 1. 15. Hershey and Hennepin came
down and the Ruth and Hennepin went
north. Th" stage of water was 4.:.M at
t a. in., and 4.33 at noon.
Slightly decreasing stages in the
Mississippi will be general between
Dubuque ana" Muscatine by Sunday.
IVng'r Hgt. Change
Line. S a.m. '21 hrs.
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 14 3.1 O.o
Red Wing 14
Reeds Landing 12 o.o o.j
La Crosse 12 4 o o.o
P. da Chien I 4.:: U
Dubuque IS 4.3 0.2
Le Claire T 2.:'. o.o
Davenport L 4.'
Des Moines Rapids.. .. 2" o.o
Keokuk 1-" :..2 o.o
St. Louis ".I
Kansas City 21 7 ;: .-
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured.
I. Wagner, wholesale druggist. Rich
mond, Va., says: "I had a fearful at
tack of sciatic rheumatism, was laid
up almost two months: was fortuna'4'
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured me after doctor's
prescriptions had failed to have any
effect. I have also heard of fine re
sults from others who have used it."
Sold by Otto Grotjan. ir.nl Second ave
nue. Rock Island. Gust Schlegel & Son,
2 West Second street, Davenport.
NOT GOOD EXOUGII FOR ME.
H. O. Rolfs is visiting the fair.
C. J. Kough is in Peoria today.
Dr. J. R. Hollowbush is in Chicago.
Mrs. D. Rounds is visiting relatives
at Buffalo, Iowa.
Johu L. Russell. Jr., is viewing the
sights of the big fair.
Henry Nelson has returned from a
short vi.-it at the world's fair.
C. D. Dacker left this morning for
a short business trip to Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Porter left this
morning for. a visit with relatives at
Mrs. Frances Howard has returned
a short visit with relatives in Buffalo,
City Attorney W. L. Ludolph left
last evening for a short visit at the
St. Louis fair.
W. A. H etcher, commercial agent of
the Georgia Central railway, was in
Rock Island yesterday.
Postmaster and Mrs. T. H. Thomas
arrived home last evening after a visit
at the St. Louis exposition.
George Cool left last evening for
St. Louis where he will spend a week
taking in the sights of the fair.
Miss Lnmia Raynes ami Mrs. C. A.
Let's returned last evening from a
week's visit at the St. Louis fair.
E. Magan. the traveling freight
agent of the Southern & Florida rail
way, was in Rock Island yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Plummer and son
Howard have gone for a trip through
Utah. They will visit the world's fair
on the return journey.
. A. titles, formerly night captain
of police here, is visiting in the city.
Hs is now employed as lumber buyer
for a southern company.
Mrs. H. G. Frank lett last evening
for a two weeks visit with relatives!
at Alton. Before returning Mrs. Fraak
will spend a few days at the world's
C c. Carroll lias departed lor an
extended western trip. He expects
to spend a month or more in Colorado,
and before returning will visit at the
St. Louis fair.
A. J. Reverlin. the new manager of
the Central Union Telephone company
here, has entered upon his duties, hav
ing arrived in the city from La Salle
with Mrs. Beverlin. They are stopping
temporarily at the Rock Island house.
BOYS GO TO PRISON
Implicated in Car Robbery
Sentenced In County
ALL ADMIT THEIR GUILT
Two are Fined, and Willie Evans, Aged
10 Years, is Discharged.
DAILY SHORT STORY
WHAT HAPPENED TO A GIRL.
This Is a plain, unemhcllished story
of what might happen in a large city
Winifred Hollos, an unsophisticated
country girl, went to town in search
of employment. Walking, from store
to store she at last found herself un
wittingly in the private oliice of a
benevolent looking oM gentleman, Mr.
Herman Knowles. who. though she
Jid not know it. was the bead of the
"What is it. little girl;" he asked
Winifred asked for work and was
sent to the proper person with Mr.
Knowles' order that she bo employed.
She was directed to begin her labor
the next morning.
As she was leaving the store a man j
steppeii up to her and said: j
telegraph ot!ice over there, my dear?
Here's a quarter to pay for it."' j
"Certainly," said Winifred, and,
without even asking why the man
didn't take it himself, she started for
the telegraph oliice. The message was
inclosed in an envelope, and when !
she reached the window where mes- j
senges were received and handed it iu I
th clerk took it out of the envelope
and with it a peculiar looking instru-
ment made ef steel wire. t
Le reported to Mr. Knowles. with the
remark. "All depends upon whether
the telegram reaches it ; destination.
Thus far the messenger has not been
tilde to find the person to whom it was
"Nor will be?" said Mr. Knowles.
"The man who gave her the message
watched her and saw her arrest. He
doubtless found a way to a warning."
"How do you account for her having
n skeleton key?"
"I have no theory as to that. I judge
of the girl only from what I saw of
lier for a few minutes, ami I am never
deceived :is to an honest face."
"And you do not consider her appli
cation to you for work a mere blind V"
"Certainly not. Please assume that
nhe is innocent and do the best you can
for her." And the merchant turned to
The plan adopted by the police was
to have Winifred held for tri.il and the
trial put off iu hopes of developments
or an implication by the girl of her con
federate. When Winifred was brought
up for examination there was really
j nothing to be said in her favor. One
j thing and one alone gave her hope.
Among the visitors In the court ro in
she saw the kindly face of Mr.
j Knowles. There was something in
i those benevolent features that sent a
j thrill of relief through her poor little
The Judge heard the statement of tho
prosecution and would have listened
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Sheriff W. L Heider lias returned
from St. Louis with his two sons after
spending a few days at the world's
fair. The two lads are very enthusi
astic over their experiences at the ex
John Noftsker. Jr.. and Frank Gray
are visiting at the home of J. T. Noft
sker. on Twentieth street. Mr. Noft
sker is now located at Butte. Mont.,
r.nd stopped off in Rock Island for a
short visit while on his way to the St.
Judge E. E. Pannenter in the county
court this morning sentenced three
boys to the Pontine reform school, they
having pleaded guilty to a charge of
lareenv. Those who were committed
are Edward Evans, aged 11: Bernle
Archer. 14. and John Nelson. 12.
Miles Odell, aged 14. and Willard
Ilillier, 13. were each sentenced to one
hours' imprisonment in the county jail,
and fined $10 and costs, on the same
It will be remembered that these
lads were arrested a week ago for
breaking into a car in the D. R. I. &
N. W. yards, and stealing three sacks
of coffee and three cans of lard. The
boys have been causing the police con
siderable trouble. and many petty
thefts are laid at their doors.
Worry to Pn renin.
The parents of the lads have been
unable to control them, and were de
sirous of having them sent to the re
form school. Pernio Archer is an or
phan, and until a short time ago was
confined at the Glenwood school. He
ran away from school, and claims that
he went to Chicago and earned his
railway fare to Rock Island by selling
As sion as he reached this city
he became troublesome, and has been
a moving spirit in the wrong-doings
of the other boys in his set. All of
the boys pleaded guilty with the ex
ception of Willie Evans, who is under
10 years of age. On motion of State's
Attorney Weld the case aga'nst him
'I ln-lr l'ri-lliiiinar.v llcitrlnic.
The boys were given a preliminary
hearing before Magistrate G. A. John
son last evening, and were bound over
to the county court under $100 bonds.
All except the Archer lad were re
leased on the promise of their parents
to have them appear for trial this
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IN SOCIAL CIRCLES.
The Misses Lillie and Grace Iong.
of Thirteenth avenue, are to give a
launch party tomorrow for about thir
ty live young people. Tie- "Grandpa"
will leave Rock Island at 10 o'clock,
and the company will have dinner at
Linwood. where the day will be spent.
The party will make the return trip
in the early evening.
The Hi Han club was entertained
Wednesday evening by Mrs. Charles
Roddy, L'fUS Fifth avenue. Pit was the
main diversion of the evening.
Misses Martha and Frieda Harg.
SIS Fifteenth street, were hostesses to
a party of young ladies last evening.
Cinch was played. Miss Alma Bertel
sen winning the head prize and the
consolation falling to Miss Maude
Evans. Luncheon was served.
A Love Letter.
Would not interist you if you nre
looking for a guaranteed salvo for
sores, burns or piles. Otto Dodd, of
Ponder, Mo., writes: "I suffered with
an ugly sore for a year, but a box of
Bueklin's Arnica Salve cured me. It's
the best salve on earth." 2."i c'tils at
Hartz &. 1'llenieyer's drug store.
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clerk looked at the girl,
features closely and said:
there while I count the
Winifred obeyed, but had not been
seated five minutes when a policeman
entered and went to the window, where
the clerk handed him the message and
the wire instrument. Then the police
man turned to Winifred and told her
to cou.e with him. She was taken to a
police station anil led up before' an
lnpector. the policeman at the same
time producing the articles be bad
received from the clerk, saying:
The jjiri tried to send the tele
pram, evidently warning a burglar.
She'd unintentionally left the skeleton
key In the envelope and handed both
to the clerk at the telegraph office."
"Did you order the message sent and
Its receiver arrested?"
"All right. Take her away."
Poor little Winifred was led away to
a cell without the slightest knowledge
of where she was going.
She knew no one In the city, but
the face of the kind looking gentleman
who had employed her kept coming
up to her. and she determined if pos
sible to send word to him of her mis
fortune. Her message was delivered,
and the firm's lawyer was instructed
to attend to her case. lie called to see
Winifred. Hstei.-d suspiciously to her
6tory. then heard the statement of the
Inspector, forming the opinion that
Winifred was in service and had a lover
whom she had been intending to intro
duce into her employer's premises for
the purpose .of rob.bry. . This opinion
to the evidence of the defense if tl
had been any. Since there was not.
"Winifred's attorney contented himself
mes- j i,oxv Winifred came into possession of
I the incriminating articles. The judge
ar remanded the prisoner for trial, fix ins
her bail at $l.tuo.
I will furnish that bail." said Mr.
Knowles, rising, and, the paper being
signed. Winifred was discharged. Her
benefactor told her to go to work at hi
r-torc the next morning.
Before the trial came off, by Mr.
Knowles' orders, Winifred's history
from the time erf her birth was collect
ed, testimonial as to her character
were obtained from her home iu the
country and were pr.duced by able
counsel. Winifred was aequl-.ted and
became one of th most important of
the employees of Knowles & Co. Rut
neither the man who gave bet the tele
gram nor the one t.. whom !? was ad
lresel was ever foun-.t.
Thy was an Innocent clrl saved
from months in prison jid n yroba
conviction Involving yi-nrs morr- of th.
eame dreadful life by the confidence
end kindliness of one man who knew
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