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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1004.
THE AUG US.
Fubll.shcft Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, Ilk En
tered at th postoffice aa second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No six h articles -will bo printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, October 14, 1904.
Lawrence H. Stringer proposes to
Kive Illinois a taste of pure, clean poli
tics in Illinois. Are you willing to
Why should the republican national
committee turn loose on Illinois such
a galaxy of speakers if Illinois is so
If the beef trust has been unmolest
ed during the past four years of re
publican regime, is there any danger
of it being cdmpelled to go out of bus
iness should the republican party br
successful again Nov. X?
The old soldiers who are but t2
years, and therefore receiving but
per month pension, are not so well
pleased with Roosevelt's pension order
as the republicans try to make believe.
They prefer a service pension, such as
Judge Alton H. Parker indorses in his
letter of acceptance.
John V. Fincrty, cj Chicago, one of
the most Kpular Irish-Americans iu
the country, editor of a paper devoted
to Hibernian interests, and once a
member of congress, a brilliant report
er and war correspondent, who has
been for many years a republican, has
rejected Roosevelt ism and will stip
jMirt Judge Parker. He will take the
stump, and he is an eloquent speaker.
The New York Tribune says there
lire 'M vacancies in the grade of sec
ond lieutenant in the Tinted States
marine corps (a position that pays
$U a year), and Secretary .Morton
will have to fill them by Nov. 1.1. It
is stated lie will give preference to
boys from the west. Applicants must
be between 21 and 27, and as for the
examinations there will be a physical
examination and then a professional
A Statesman's Iietter.
The New York World, commenting
ou Judge lirkirs letter of acceptance,
snys in part :
ltoth President Roosevelt and .lude
Parker in the intervals between their
speeches and their letters of accept
ance have gained in clearness, eon
lidence and force. The difference is tha t
this increased igor has carried Mr.
Roosevelt into reckless .swashbuckling,
while It has taken Mr. Parker just far
enough to free him from the charge of
undue caution and leave him standing
tirnily on a sane, courageous and hon
est public policy.
Mr. Roosevelt's letter consisted large
ly of dares" to the Ieniocrats. "We
have done thisdo you dare to undo
it';" "We intend to do that do you
dnre to do anything different':" The
president evidently believed that the
mere statement of the issues iu this
form would scare all the light out of
Ids opponents. Rut Mr. Parker has
quietly accepted the challenges.
"If our opponent come into power
they can revoke the pension order,"
shouts Mr. Roosevelt- "Will they au
thoritatively state that they, intend to
"If elected." responds Mr. Parker, "I
will revoke that order."
No shullling. no t-quivoeatlon, here.
Itut the candidate adds that when the
law has been thus vindicated he will
try to seenre the passage of an act
' under the provisions of which a pen
sion may Le accepted with dignity be
cause of the consciousness that It
comes as a Just due from the people
through their chosen representatives
and not as largess distributed by the
Judge Parker emphasizes his adher
ence to the gold standard by declaring
Lis "unqualified belief" iu It, not mere
ly his acceptance of It as an accom
plished fact. Then, dismissing the
money question as not In dispute, he
finds four pre-eminent Issues tariff re
form, imperialism, economical admin
istration and honesty la the public
The tariff .policy urged by the Demo
cratic candidate Is one not of revolu
tion, but of gradual reduction. Mr.
iFarker shows ithat it -was not expected
"even by the framers of the DIngley
itarifftthat ltsextravagant rates would
to maintained, bat that they were im
posed for the avowed purpose "of f ur
jii&hing a basis for reduction by means
of reciprocal trade treaties." Such
treaties, he adds, "the Republican ad
ministration Impliedly at least prom
ised to negotiate," That is an exam
ple of Judge Parker's remarkable, al
most eicesslTe. moderation of state
ment. There was nothing "implied''
about the Bexmbliran nrorii?c . of. new
reciprocity treaties. Nothing couil
have iK-en more explicit or more em
phatic. President Roosevelt insists that the
tariff has no connection with trusts.
Mr. Parker meets him squarely with
the assertion that excessive duties
"have been and will continue to be a
direct incentive to the formation of
huge industrial combinations, which,
secure from foreign competition, are
enabled to stifle domestic competition
and practically to monopolize the home
As against the trusts the Democratic
candidate has three remedies to Mr.
Roosevelt's one. He acrees with the
president in favoring further legisla
tion if needed, but l e believes that op
pressive combinations can also be
reached through the tariff and through
the common law. And in support of
the hist proposition, which President
Roosevelt has denied on the ground
that there Is no federal common law.
he cites a judgment of the United
States supremo court deciding that
c mniio?i law principle can be applied
by the federal courts in cases involving
interstate commerce in the absence of
In his discussion of imperialism
Judge Parker again exhibits that ex
traordinary moderation of which we
have spoken. lie says that the power
of the president "has developed from
year to year until it almost equals that
of many uionsirchs." Almost! There
are very few monarchs whose power
ran compare with that exercised even
ly a constitutional president. There is
hardly one sovereign of a civilized
country who exerts the personal, arbi
trary authority arrogated by President
On the issue of economical adminis
tration JwdL-e Parker is able to convict
the dominant party of an .appalling rec
ord of extra va trance, for which the ut
terances of its leaders from President
Roosevelt down show it to be shame
lessly unrepentant. He invites renewed
attention to the fact already mentioned
by the World that there is "not a sen
tence in the Republican plat form rec
ommending u reduction in the expenses
of the government" and "not a para
graph callimr for a thorough investiga
tion of those departments of the gov
ernment in which dishonesty has re
cently been uisclosed."
A Waste of Paper.
Senator "Fairbanks "has made his per
functory contribution to the literature
of the campaign in a letter of accept
ance of the Republican nomination for
vice president. It is not as long as the
let-ter of Mr. Roosevelt, and It Is not as
lively. P.ut why should lie write it at
all? A postal card with the short mes
sage, "Accepted with thanks." would
cover the situation.- Roston Post (Ind.).
The Big Store
of Big Values.
f and which is sire to bring us a big business Saturday. Remember that no matter what t
t prices are quoted elsewhere vovi will always find quality considered St. Onrje's prices a
We keep this department righr tip
to the minnt' The stork is al
ways complete with all sizes and
colors in all the standard makes.
We are selling the celebrated Cecil
$1 .2T glove, all the new shades, ev
ery pair guaranteed.
all sizes, pair ,
A lot of odds and ends of various
lines of $1 gloves.
See the new manni.-h shirts, they are
the latest thins: our and will he
very popular this fall. They come
in r-d. white and blue flannel with
tie. We are showing a splendid
line in our waist depart
ment at $2.."0 and
We are sole ao nts for the famous
MeCall patterns. No need of pay
ing more than McCall's price for
patterns. There are no better nor
more up-to-date pa: terns made.
You caij get any pattern
you want here for 13c and
DAILY SHORT STORY j
HIS MYSTERIOUS FRIEND.
When Eliot Kirkland informed me of
his engagement to Flora Stenhouse I
felt a great deal of sympathy for him
that I did not express. Neither he nor
Flora had a penny in the world, and
I looked forward to a period in their
lives when, the romance having worn
away, they would find themselves iu a
hard, unideal struggle. However, they
were typical lovers, sitting up till near
morning co-dug and when parted spend
ing all their spare time writing letters
to each other. Flint va a capable fel
low, but opportunity did not seem to
come to him. and be didn't possess the
faculty of making opportunity.
For a few months the couple were
entirely taken up with the novelty of
being engaged. Then the fact that
they were not and not likely to be in
a position to be married began to pall
on them that is, Fliot became de
spondent, while Flora fought her own
battle with the grim outlook in silence
besides bolstering her lover. Fliot was
at work on a salary of SToO a year,
without any prospect of promotion.
Flora, realizing that her marriage was
far iu the distance, secured a position
One day Fliot came to nie iu a wild
state of excitement with a letter he
had just received. "Look:" he said, all
in a-qniver. 1 read t lie letter, type
written on an engraved business letter
head of a railroad company:
Eliot Kirtl.ind. Ii.
Iicar Sir You are appointed to the po
sition of assistant auditor of this road
with a s:dary of J-l.KnO a year. I'leas-i
state at your earliest convenience wheth
er you accept. Yours truly.
F. 11. li.. Secretary.
"Well." I said, looking up amazed,
"where does the appointment come
from? To whom are you indebted for
"That's the conundrum," he replied.
"It's as much a surprise to me as to
I questioned him with a view to help
ing him find a clew as to who had be
friended him. but he seemed to know
no one connected with the road, and 1
advised him when he replid to the let
ter to ask the question of his corre
spondent, lie diil so, but received no
reply to bis question. The general of
fice of the road was iu the oast, and he
bade me good by to go and enter upon
bis duties, leaving the cause of his ap
pointment still unexplained. On his ar
rival he wrote me that it had been
made during a meeting of the directors
Second and Brady
Women's Siiisand Coats.
This department, which has made for the big store such an enviable
reputation, is replete with all the new and nobby things for fall wear.
Styles were never more attractive, varieties larger, or price so reason
able as now. You don't have to pay an exorbitant price for a stylish
Suit or Coat if you buy here.
The new mannish Coats in all the
late fancy novtltie. in an endless
variety of patterns and colors. Also
all tiie late plain shades, hlacks.
browns, blues, etc. You must see
These garments to appreciate their
value; prices at $.
$15, $12. .'in and
A line of cxt:;: tine Coats in Macks
and hrowr.s. mannish coats, loose
or pleated hacks: a top
notch garment. $in and . . .
We are making a special showing
in this department of the finest line
of laces, etc.. direct trom one of
the best importers.
Ileal I'rintz Lace in sets and all
overs, all widths of flouncing.
Imitation Point Rose Lace all
overs, all widths of flouncing an 1
bands to match.
Real Cluny in sits.
A beautiful line of spangled a'l
ov rs. circular flouncing in black,
opalescent and in colors. Ttr.
beautiful ilne will be soil c'. irirg
this exjHisition at
25 PER CENT OFF
the regular price.
We are epeeia:ly strong in
iine of Children's dresses. You can
buy any thins in this l.ne you wj
an.l i he best vahit in the
tri-citics from $12 down to.,
Don": r.is seeing 'ir line of All
wooi Ki.lt nidwn Tri":in:- 5 I-e
Sacqi.es. tit-y are the hc.-t v;
you have ever
sevn. at each
and that was all ttiat was known nimnt
Fhe years p;;sf.l. Fli .t i!.:.'.w:d
and Flora .tenl.or.se bad lev:; i.iarviod.
and I. having occ.isi -n to i.i.si.e a trip
to the east, visited them at their home,
a beautiful place in the suburbs. They
had little children and were leading
very happy lives. Indeed, my f rccast
of what they would experience bail
been mdliitd in every respect. Elioc
had been p'.-ouioied within six months
after his entry into the company's
service to a higher position, and later
the chief auditor was depend and
Fliot put in his place. I askcl him if
he considered that his ability to dis
pltT" bis duties had anything to. do
with bis good fortune, and be said that
hodidnol. In the different p.iiiotis h?
had accepted he had always been fur
nished with a "right hand man" who
knew more about his duties than lie
At iho time of my visit Fliot was re
ceiving iflo.iHXj a year. He was no
nearer to a knowledge of the cause of
his good fortune than when he re
ceived his first appointment. Iuleed.
the mystery th'ckeiu'd. as did his ad
vantages, for one morning on going t
his ofi'.ce he found tin his desk a type
written, unsigned note advising him to
buy the stock of the road at a given
figure and sell it at another given fig
ure. He did n it take -advantage of the
tip, but watched the sale of the stock,
which fulfilled the conditions, and
when more notes to the same purpose
were left with him he followed their
suggestions. In this way he became
One day the managing director and
virtual owner of the road died. A few
mouths later, when his estate was be
ing settled, a paragraph appeared in a
newspaper stating that his real estate
had all been deeded in a different name
from the one by which he was known.
Then it leaked out that he had been
a large operator in his younger days,
had become involved and his methods
had landed him in prison. Fliot wrote
me of this, and I replied asking him
if he could not in some way connect
this singular development with bis
good fortune, but before my letter
reached him I received from him a full
In his youth Fliot had lived In the
country near a state prison. One day
a man suddenly appeared at his home
clad only in his shirt and drawers. lie
told Fliot that he had been taking a
bath in the river below and Rome boys
had stolen his clothes. If Fliot would
furnish him with an old suit he would
l e much obliged and would return an
equivalent on reaching his home. Fli
ot gave h!:;i the clothes and the nxin
went on his way. Later othcials from
the penitentiary came along hunting
for an o;-e:it)ed prisoner. Fliot. who
was. a svm.oat het : follow.. ev."!J ivt
St., Davenport, Iowa.
The popular Ainsley in evt ry desir
able pattern and color, novel' ies and
plain; you will he sure to find what
you want here; $H COK
The new Tourist Suits, in any ma
tt rial, color and style of trimming
your fancy may dictate, at t-'.
$2.".. $2o, $LS
T''o new nobby tightening Suits,
in ail patterns and colors. 1C
at i2o. $1S am! $10
UNDERWEAR AND HOSIERY
-Men's heavy wool Indcrwear,
an odd lot. $1 values,
while they last
La lies' Heavy Fleered I'nderwear.
an extra good value at the regular
price of :ittc.
A lot of 15ys' Heavy Fleece Lined
underwear, slightly nr
soiled, :55c quality tOC
Children's heavy Cotton Hose, K'c
Ladies' heavy Fleeced Hoic. our
Men's heavy Cotton Sox. 10c Kraie,
four pairs for
. find it in his heart to tell of his visitor
j and maintained a digged s'h :tie.
j "I have no doubt." 11 i t eenrl'.iueJ.
"that the prisoner whose e-ur.pe my
old clothes niade good was my bem
( factor. I saw the managing director
i on several occasions, but could not ex
pect to recognize him. changed as he
was. He wore his hart long and a full
beard, while the man I helped had his
hair cropped and his face shaven."
i I). BURTON JFFFORDS.
AT THE HOTELS.
At the Harper W. N. Rutterfield.
New York; F. A. Fnright. Kansas City.
Kans. ; W. S. Inisimon. M. M. McKen
na. W. A. Yan Front. Trenton. Mo.; II
F. Sanders. N. II. Mundy, Henry Si
mon. Chicago; B. MacNeil. Warerbury.
Conn.: C R. Horsfall. Shelby. Ohio;
W. H. Atwood. C.ale.-burg. 111.: F. W.
Heaney, K. C. Diciz. New York: Ron
S'.iopira. St. Ixuiis: I). M. P.lasien. Chi
cago: O. S. Smith. Worcesur. Mass.;
C. A. Morrison. Fort Dodge: W. E. Al
len. Peoria; W. S. Jefferson, Chicago;
H. Chapin, Jr.. New York: F. Frb. Chi
cago; S. S. Sachs. Chicago; John W.
LloyJ. Chicago: Then Werres. New
York; D. Manheimer. Lancaster. Pa.;
C. Erassey and wife. Lewistown, Mont.;
Mrs. J. F. Wiuuerton and daughter. M.
I. Woodman and wife. Lewistown,
Mont.; W. F. West. Worcester, Mass.;
J. J. Levy. J. H. Hovell. New York; C.
II. Noble. Dixon. HI. : F. Gardner. Chi
cago; M. P. Welton. Peoria; Frank
Yett. Springfield: F. L. Hackstadt.
Saginaw: C.torge W. Reilly. Danville,
III. ; D. J. Hamilton. Clinton; H. Hol
land. Chicago; M. 15. Meyer. Milwau
kee; (1. W. Severson, Auburn. N. Y.;
S. C. Gifford. Rock Island ; R. R. Smith,
Brookfield. Mo.: R. Smith. Mankato,
Minn.; C. G. Saunders, Council Fluffs.
At the Rock Island (European)
William Cook, Chicago; .1. R. Sandow,
New York; W. R. Letts. George Woe
ful. L. D. Yoak. Chicago: J. W. Da
man. Detroit; Fail McCone. Peoria;
J. W. Kanklin. Milwaukee: A. R. An
derson. Buda; G. S. Higman, Chicago;
F. A. Raker, Madison; A. G. Monroe,
W. G. Keepe, Peoria; A. W. Salzman,
Atldie Frysinger, city.
Diamond Jo Line Steamers.
$lo round trip to St. Louis, including
meals and berth. Moat leaves every
Saturday at r : 1 . p. i:t. For further
information, call at or t-K'phone office,
115 Seventeenth s-tn-cT.
Class cf 60 Crnd dstes.
I.oras co ncil. Knigid s of Columbus,
Davenport, is arranging for the initia
tion of a class of G: candidates from
t'.ie tri-cit'c;; T!v.r; '.; of the coming
75 he Growing
OUR MILLlKlERY DEPT.
Is one of the most popular ami rap
idly growing departments of th big
store. For Friday and Satur lay's
belling, we have selected abort 175
suit and walking hats, most- tur
bans, in black, brown, blue ant cas
tor, all new fall hats and worth S:t
and more, placed in thre " jts to
sell at .:
I5tf.re you buy a hat be sure and
see the three strong lines of trim
med hats we are selling An C fl
at $3.7.' and Ult.Ou
We have trimmed hats to phase
any lady in the tri-cities. in both
f-tyle and price.
Here is the best Handkerchief bar
gain you ever saw. A big lot of a!i
linen hemstitehed handkerchiefs
which have sold regularly
at Kc each
A lot of all linn
ular lc hand
kerchiefs, each . .
Have You Bought
Your Fall Suit Yet?
s ... . ' AT l ;.n'- .- !i.Ti: ..it ;. i
t i-:iiv a Vita Yi W ',
or are yon trying to sjineco a littlo more woar t
of that summer suit already lot)kiu t-cedy:
1!,if ,. nr.iu lwu.i Mini
ilULLUl 11 I j J-t Vv 1 yj turn
array oil (I. A: II. luind
and winter before all
o been gobbled up.
1 Gustaf son. Hayes 1
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DAVID DON, Sole Apenl. Rock Island
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ii- m:ik- i s. ..!.. Ma nil fio-turiii rompJirsv. .".21 s S. V.-.st in iin-nm-. " ti i ;i l- .
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I'.-nu .j.- I j. ,t Iliast. Mail onl r purchasers irot-et-l by K"arant--.
Quality is the Point
We are thinking of when placing orders for Smokers' Sup
plies, and for that re ason when you make a purcha.se here
yo-.t know you are getting THE BEST FOR YOUR MONEY.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THE PLACE,
Ercade Cigar Stcre
Harper House block. John I. Sexton, Prop.
f nl'n fl lflti'U' fit. Oil t SlintlllV
v . v i v . . v . - - - . x . I .j
tailored eluthiii t'i
the eluncest iatterns h ive
"tj, '---v? r-m vr
COLE'S HOT BLAST is a great value. We
sell it under a joitive guarantee to save one-third
in fuel over any lower draft stove of the same
t-ize. Our only condition is that it shall he operated
according to directions and set up with a good
flue. Another thing Cole's Hot Blast will
hum soft coal, lignite toal, coke, hard coal,
wood, or any fuel without any change in
FOR HARD COAL it gives greater
heat than any base burner
with one-half the coal, because
it is air-tight and has twice
the positive radiating surface.
Airtight and gas-tight con
stnu tion throughout. A patented
steel collar connects the elbow
diaft tf the stove body and can
not open l.y action of the fiercest
heat. The patented compound
liing'.- on the lower draft cannot
warp and the draft door closes
air-tight by Its own weight.
The patented smoke proof feed
door prevents smoke, dust or g;u
escaping when fuel 13 put in the
stove. I'erfeit results. there
fore, from any f ui 1. The
heavy fire box protects the
points where other stoves
burn out fii.t. and insures
great durability. Cole's
I lot Blast makes
$3 Soft Coal
DO THE WORK OF
$9 Hard Coal