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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1001.
publico Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island. 111. En
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, October 17, 1904.
Estin.ates of the apple crop place if
20 per cent higher than last year.
It is not yet known whether that
California baby had a chill when Fair
banks kissed it.
Senator Aldrich is urfrin? the Repub
lican national committee to save Rhode
Island. If It takes a national commit
tee to save little Rhocly. what will be
required to save the rest of the coua
try ? Louisville Courier-Journal.
The outlook for lartre democratic
Kains in the congressional elections is
very bright, and th indications are
strong that the independent vote of
the country will support .ludiio Parker,
lie is known to be saf while Roose
velt I? known to be uncertain.
"How delighted we are with Roose
velt." say the trust magnates in chor
us. "That man Parker is a perfect
dummy. It would be unsafe to entrust
the government in his hands." The
trusts which oppress and prey upon
the people oppose Parker. Why? Re
cause if Parker is elected he will
oppose the trusts.
In addition to New York and New
.lersev. Montana and Nevada will go
democratic, and Idaho is doubtful.
Delaware. Maryland. West Virginia
and the solid south will cast their elec
toral vote for Parker and Davis. And
don't overlook little Rhode Island as
well as Indiana and Wisconsin and
perhaps several other states.
Colliers Weekly, an independent pa
per that has strong republican affilia
tions, expresses the hope that if
Roosevelt should be elected the demo
crats will at least control the lower
Iii.ikk of ronirress. And here is the
reason it gives: "There is no doubt
that the president would be a better
Tireddent with a democratic house to
criticise and sometimes thwart him
than he would with a republican house
subservient to his impatience and to
his lack of respect for certain princi
pies and distinctions, that have been
:mniiiL' the soundest elements of
A merican democracy."
Law rence It. Strlnjjcr.
It is said that the canvass now b
in ii made by Mr. Stringer has not been
equaled since the memorable contests
of John M. Palmer and John P. Alt-
geld. Like them, Mr. Stringer indulges
in no abuse of his opponents. His per
sonalirv is so engaging and his man
mr of handling public questions is
so fair and yet so earnest that the
large audiences which he addresses
wherever he goes are led to a careful
consideration of the issues. He is log
ical and persuasive. Mr. Stringer will
be here next Saturday night and no
one should miss hearing him.
rtultded Detter Than They Knew.
Whether or not the members of the
reviewing tribunal that passed upon
the validity of democratic nominations
in Rock Island county, took into con
sideration questions beyond the mat
ters of fact involved in the strictly
legal phases of the case, they perhaps
building better than they knew in the
conclusion that was reached. If the
members of that tribunal were inllu
enced in their deliberation by judicial
notice of the situation prevailing in
Rock Island county today they could
not have failed to find all the more
warrant for the ruiing in which it is
undtrstond they were unanimous.
The extraordinary state of affairs
against which the democratic party
has been protesting and contending
so far as its own political status is
concerned, affects the republican par
ty, too. in a more or less serious de
gree. And in taking the stop, the ef
fect of which will he to encourage
such reasonable measures as a politi
cal organization may deem proper to
employ to put down snap methods, the
tribunal sounded a warning to corrupt
and justly objectionable elements
wherever they may find lodgment.
That the identical element that the
democratic party has been tight ing for
the past two years is likewise secur
ing. r.:id has already secured to a con
siderable extent foothold in the dom
inant ranks of the republican party,
and is r.r.v represented on the repub
lican county ticket, republicans all
over the city are forced to admit. That
for the best interests of that party,
no less than for the democratic party,
to say nothing of the public at large
such influences must lie weeded out
and shorn of any degree of control
cannot be doubted by anyone cogniz
ant of the true state of affairs in the
county, or having the most vital in
terests of the commu aity at heart.
The moral effect of the- decision will
be to put a dampener upon fraudulent
tendencies in local politics whether in
method or practice, to countenance the
rule of the majority by orderly pro
cedure if possible and to uphold the
representative body of both political
parties in asserting itself by lawful
act as against intrigue.
The Kule or Clique.
nenryLooruis , Nelson, professor of
political science of 'Wfllliams college.
tays In arecent(letter:
The issue is between' democracy and
autocracy. Mr. Roosevelt is y hostile to
popular government; he is 'hostile to
the rulelof law, and he favors govern
ment -bylthe political and financial
class rttbJKrhich'jheis allied.
There:isltodayno party of theide
mocracy or of theirepublie except f the
Democraticparty. Judge I'arker is'fhe
one serious caiMlidate for presiiA.-nt
who believes Must he maintenanceand
persistence of detuocratie institutions.
Mr. Roosevelt ami Mr. Watson istand
for class legislation and class adminis
tration, Mr. Watson being a serious
candidate becauseievery vote'east for
him is a. vote for Mi-. ( Roosevelt. Every
vote for state corarnnnisaii is tlterefore
a vote for oligarchic, government. The
only candidate for the iuan who be
lieves lmthe free democracy and is op
posed tow-lass government of anyfkand
Id Judge EJarker.
There inno bet terf illustration off the
difference between the two lcmling
parties, as wide-asunder as the poles,
than that afforded ;by t lie two' state
conventions of NewH'urk. The. Repub
lican state nwntIonf was absolutely
controlled by the "bos.-i" a "boss" who
shamelessly confesses hat be putsdiis
party above-tl.e stateJby acting: as the
party chieftain whileV'e holds the of
fice of governor.
As it is -with the st.Ue soIt is with
the nation. The Republican national
convention was controlled by a dic
tator. Itwas not a fr ?e convention of
free men. ..The independent governing
citizen must now be looked for; else
where than In the Ret.cublican itirty.
It is a feature of ouripolitical. theory
that party govenimentlrellects -our po
litical principles and, our system. The
individual Repiiblinin. as the individ
ual Democrat, once'ladped to govern
his party. Now the'!rty's boss-governs
the individual, , who has no more
voice in the party's exmii" il.s thanhas
the American citizen who has emi
grated to the r'hiiit-iilnes In the gov
ernment of his- new, home. and -this
not withstanding that the still live I un
der the Hag and' under: the laws of 'con
gress. How wrong were thse forefathers of
ours under the present Republican -philosophy
of politics wihcn they decJared
that they broimbt witli them their
birthright of freedom! The descend
ants of thes: sturdy lovers of liberty
'lire now deprived of the right of trial
by jury a:iI of self government by the
parly which was formed to expand hu
man liberty when they emigrate to the
possessions of tire United States in
Not only is the Republican party's
rule of the Philippines- autocratic, 'jut
th citizens of this country at li-anie
are beginning to be ruled without their
coiiseni or without the consent oftheir
represeirf a t i ves.
Under the partnership which I exists
between'Mr. Roosevelt and thelsenate
oligarchy, which consists of a group
of senators of whom Mr. Fairbanks,
by reason f Ins nomination for the
vice presidency, is now the head, this
autocratic pivwer has n t only silenced
the national convention and made, it
a mere n cording instrument
It ha ; vurped and assumed the
powers of the gf-neral government. ,
It determines all questions of 1ira
portance. It control all the unclassified pat
ronage in its own interests.
It dictates' our foreign polity.
It sustains the president's lawless
It compelled the appropriation of
money for the support of his Illegal
It forbid j the house of representa
tives to discuss so called measures of
legislation, which are fast assuming
the nature cf edicts.
No legislation cau le enact ed with
out its consent. The duty of raising
revenue and of expending it has bee a
taken from the representatives of the
people. .where the constitution lodges it.
It has permitted the president to use
the navy as he willed in hostility to a
friendly power. Our relation with
other powers are at its mercy, for it
may plunge us into, war at any mo
ment. It Is this kind of a government
which the Republican party has es
tablished, and It maintains it by exer
cising a like control over the party
machinery for making nominations.
Mr. Roosevelt explains the reason and
admits the fact when he says in his
letter of acceptance that half the peo
ple of the country are unfit to govern,
consequently unfit to participate in
The contrast to this Is the contrast
of democracy to autocracy. The Dem
ocratic conventions at St. Louis and
Saratoga -were the .free conventions of
free men. What "bosses" there were
were dominated by the opinions and
views of the delegates and of the pub
lic sentiment of 4 the party, expressed
most potently and effectively by
thoughtful leaders end by the voice of
the free -Democrats, who insisted upon
a candidate: tv hose 'nomination would
appeal to those who desire good gov
ernment for the public and. not adroit
rr.anageaaent'fortlie gala of art iadivtl
cai or of a few. .
HE HAS THE
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DAILY SHORT STORY
MARRIED IN THE DARK.
Ceoffry ("urriiii was sh-ejdng sound
ly in his bed when a neighbo:- rapml
at the front do.r and asked it' som?
one in Hie house would go for a clergy
man lo :iUe!:d a dying man. (Jeoi'fry,
being yo;:i.g ami vigorous. v::s eallil,
Xut tn l;;s el jilies. awning the while,
and sallied forth into a stormy night.
He had been up late for several tng'its
and found it di!;:-u!t to t;et himself
thoroughly av::ke. However, he found
Lis way lo t!:e residence of the nearest
minister and ransr the hell. A maid
opened the door. let him into the hail,
which was uulightcd. and then.-e into
u waiting ro m. There she scratched
two or three matches, ail of which
failed to ignite. Then she went away.
(leotfry sat down in an ea-y chair
and in a few minutes was sound
asleep. He was awakened by a voice
'Tor heaven's sake! Asleep'; Uet
up. There; take hold of her hand."
(Jcoffry. oniy half awake, stood on
his feet, felt a soft little hand grasp
his and heard a man's voice rapidly
speaking words which ended, "What
God has joined together let no man
The wok's restored Geoff ry to his
full consciousness, li was plain that
something unusual had happened, and
he was curious to know what would
be the result. P.y a street light that
shone dimly in at a window he s.;w
several ligures leaving the room, heard
a carriage door shut without and the
rumbling of wheels.
"You understand what to do. I sup
pose';" said a man's voice.
"Certainly." replied Geoff ry, and
walked out of the room and the house.
Jt had come over l.int suddenly that
through some mistake he bad been
married. There Mas only one woman
in the world he wislnil for his wife
and that was his cousin. He was much
troubled. How the law would regard
Ihe matter he did not know, but he
feared it would hold him to be a mar
ried man. I 'or the t i it it being the thing
for him to do was n tilling, lie was the
only one cognizant of the fact that he.
Gooffry Cuiraii. had gone through the
marriage ceremony, and he resolved to
keep the secret. He hunted up another
minister, and took him to the house
where he was expected. Then Geoffry
Ten years passed. Geoffry, whose
cousin had married another, was in
middle life and was getting tired of
living alone. He had fancied several
women, but loved none. This he had
considered fo-tnna.te. for the scene in
which he had taken part in the minis
ter's waiting r.om constantly came ti;
before him like a dream, and lie feared
t marry unless his unknown bride
might turn up.
One evening at a ball Geoffry met
Fiigeiiia I'ltuore. The ncijuaintance
ripened info friendship and friendship
into Jo e. Miss Klmore was about ten
years his junior, just the age a man
rearing forty would prefer. For the
first time since his cousin married he
wished to take a wife. Miss Klmore
gave every sign of response, and there
seemed nothing in the way of their
union except Geoffry's secret. He put
a suppositious cae to a lawyer, who
told him that the intention of the law
not being fulfilled perhaps he was not
married, but the weak point was that
either the man or woman in the case
must prove that he or she had been
married by mistake and either could
make trouble for the other. GeoTry
wom.i noi wen w itiiout inaKing a clean
breast of the affair to the lady he was
to marry. due evening he sallied
forth to see Mis Kimore, tell her the
whole story and k her if she loved
him well eno.igh to take the risk of a
nmrrirge that might be pronounced 11-leg.-il
by the courts. He skillfully led
up to the subject, deelared his love and
without wa'ting for a response added:
"Rut I regret to say that there is an
Impediment to my marrying any one."
"That is doubly unfortunate," replied
' I have a confession to make. I have
"Yes. when a very young girl only
Sixteen I was infatuated with a youth
of eighteen. My father objected to my
marriage on the prouud that I was too
young. In an evil hour I consented to
a secret iuarrhiire. It was arranged
that at midnight, after all were asleep,
I should steal out, greet my lover at
the rectory and be married. On arriv
ing there the rector was just coming
downstairs in the dark, and my fiance
was.in.the reception room.. I wgis very
7r a i if .
St. Paul Globs.
much frightened and w v.ld not wait
for Tghts. Indeed. I preferred to run
no risk of being seen. The marriage
took place at once, and we separated
immediately after. The ne.M day 1
was surprised to learn that my boy
lover had weakened and had not been
to the rectory at all. His father got
wind of his relations with me and sent
him away. 1 have never seen him
Gooffry listened to this brief recital
with astonishment, and when it was
ended clasped his love to his breast,
Ho was so delighted that it was
some time before Miss Elmore could
calm him and get his story. Site would
not, could not. believe that so singular
a coincidence hud come to pass and
would not consent to another mar
riage which both considered necessary
until Geoffry had procured affidavits
of those who knew of his going out
on the eventful night to secure a par
son. This he did, and when the cer
emony took place it was in broad day
light and in the presence of a large
number of witnesses.
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