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THE AHGUS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1904.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, November 2, 1904.
The Democratic Ticket.
Here is the ticket that every demo
crat in Rock island county should vote
Nov. 8. and vote straight:
For President Alton B. Parker, of
For Vice President Henry G. Davis
of West Virginia.
For Governor Lawrence B. String
er, of Lincoln.
For Lieutenant Governor Thomas
F. Ferns, of Jersey county.
For Secretary of State Frank E
Dooling, of Springfield.
For Auditor Ft. E. Spangler, of Chi
For Attorney General Albert Wat
son, of Jefferson county.
For State Treasurer Judge Charles
B. Thomas, of McLeansboro.
For Trustees of the University of Il
linois Mrs. Hannah G. Solomon, of
Chicago; Fred B. Merrill, of St. Clair
county, and Theodore C. Loehr, of Car
linville. For Congressman David W. Mat
thews, Rock Island county.
For Representative George A.
Cooke, Mercer county.
For State's Attorney William C.
For Circuit Clerk Thomas J. Nay
Ion, Rock Island.
For Coroner Dr. George F. Johnson,
For Surveyor Charles A. Kyte,
In about three days more the llaltic
fleet will be shooting at pink soa Scr
pents. Vote for Allen for the office of stale's
attorney, and put the office in olean
Maine man pounded a bull with a
club. The bull survives, and the club
is kept by the family as a sad me
mento. The democrats who neglect their
duty to their party next Tuesday will
regret It afterward, no matter what
the general results may be.
A vote for Cooke is a vote for a
straight democrat in the legislature.
A vote cast for McCaskrin by a demo
crat is a vote thrown away.
A Filipino student at New Haven.
Conn., attempted to qualify for the
election. He ascertained, through
Washington, that, while he belongs to
the Unied States, he is not eligible to
citizenship. This interpretation of the.
supreme court's decision does not il
laminate the declaration of independ
ence. but it does establish the propri
etorship over the Filipinos.
Make up your mind to vote the dem
ocratic ticket from top to bottom with
out a scratch. Then you will take
no chances on invalidating your ballot.
Ileyond indicating your preference as
to candidates, there are other proposi
tions affecting matters of public pol
icv. the most important of which is
that providing for a special charter
for the city of Chicago, which seems
worthy of support, regardless of the
political inclinations of the voter, and
on this account should not be over
Persistent and repeated assaults up
on democratic harmony by the trust
press and trust speakers have utterly
failed to weaken that happy state con
vert it into discord. Not only hae
these assaults been repelled by a uni
ted democracy, but the im potency of
these attacks has given added proof
of the solidity and concreteness of na
tional democratic harmony for the
election now so near at hand. Thy
have talked of so-called "Parker dem
ocrats" and so-called "Bryan demo
crats" and tried to bring those great
forces in conflict, but the result has
been a closer and firmer cementing of
Farker and Bryan democrats and to
day they stand unitedly for Judge Al
ton B. Parker and the St. Iuis plat
form. The final assaults of the republicans
will be to break this harmony if jks
Fible. Parker has sounded the warning
and the exhortation. Bryan has done
All i'T.crr;its and all voters who
will votj for Judge Parker will vote
against Rmst-veftism, and that is vic
tory for a!: -"nro-rats and all voters
opposed to imperialistic and military
policies which are antagonistic to. a
government wholly in conformity to
the tenets of the constitution.
Bryan democrats who may have fal
tered in their support of Parker should
mark well the word of exhortation
sounded by Bryan.
In his Comomner Bryan says:
"Every man is responsible" for his
influence, be it great or small. Every
democrat who votes for Parker votes
to defeat Roosevelt. Every democrat
whodoes not vote for Parker, contrib
utes toward the election of IlooseveU.
On every question upon which Judge
Parker's position is open to criticism.
President Roosevelt's position is
v0r3e; where they differ, as they do on
many. Important questions, Parker is
right and Roosevelt is wrong.
"Roosevelt favored a high tariff;
Parker favors tariff reform.
"Roosevelt favors a standing army
of fifi.ooft at the minimum; Parker fa
vors a reduction of the army.
'Roosevelt has brought the race is
sue into national politics; Parker
would remove the race issue from poli
tics. "Roosevelt stands for a colwnial pol
icy; Parker favors independence for
the Filipinos and would make the
"Roosevelt took into the white house
a spirit of war; Judge Parker would
substitute for it a spirit of peace.
"Four years more of Roosevelt would
make economic and industrial reforms
more difficult : Judge Parker's election
would clear the way for economic is
sues. Let no democrat by voting
against Parker or by refusing to vote,
take upon , himself responsibility for
four years more of Rooseveltism."
That exhortation from W. J. Bryan
will further cement the bonds of har
mony uniting all democrats of the I'nit
ed States. It is a call to democrats
to do their duty. It is a concise and
honest declaration of the issues of the
campaign, and proves conclusively that
there is but one choice for all voters
who wish to vote for principles of
peace and prosperity, and that is to
vote for Parker.
Remember, that "on every question
upon which Judge Parker's position is
open to criticism. President Roose
velt's position is worse: where they
differ as they do on many important
questions. Parker is right and Roose
velt is wrong."
Jesse II. Grant for .Fudge Parker.
One of Judge Parker's most ardent
supporters is Jesse R. Grant, the
youngest son of the late Gen. Grant,
wiio was elected twice to the presiden
cy. Mr. Grant was a recent visitor to
Esopus. where he took luncheon with
Judge Parker and returned to New
York witji him in the evening.
Though a resident of New York for
a couple of years, and a voter there.
Mr. Grant has not been in the public
eye as much as might be expected of
one of his name. He is devoted to his
profession, that of a mining engineer.
and the greater part of his life lias
been spent in California, Nevada. Colo
rado, Montana, New Mexico and other
mining localities. There is hardly a
mining camp in this country where he
is not known and respected, as well as
liked. He has considerable mining in
terests in Mexico, and some of the far
Mr. Grant called at democratic na
tional headquarters yesterday. When
asked how long he had been a demo
crat he smiled and said: "I have been
a democrat ever since I was old enough
to vote. More than that." he added,
"the only time my father voted he vot
ed for a democrat." Asked if he had
any objections to say who the demo
crat was he replied: "It was Buchan
an, in a magazine article written re
cently by Mr. Cleveland, the ex-president
said that his first vote had been
cast for Buchanan.
While Mr. Grant has not taken an
active part in politics, lie is too good a
citizen to shrirk any opportunity that
may be of advantage to the candidate
of his choice. There is no class, in his
opinion, more deeply interested in the
welfare of the country than its men of
business, of whom he is 'proud to be
one. He was urged to give expression
to his views, and did so.
"In the nomination of Judge Alton B.
Parker." said Mr. Grant, "the demo
cratic party has found a candidate
whose personality and home life are
strikingly agreeable. It should be grati
fying to all true Americans, irrespec
tive of party, to realize that the unpre
tentious citizen, the plain American,
and the honest judge, has been placed
in nomination for the highest oflice in
the gift of the American people, by
one of the greatest political parties.
The demand for higher ideals in poli
tical life and for political concepts and
policies in keeping with the advanced
spirit of th age is fast taking root
among thoughtful and patriotic citi
zens, be they wage workers or million
aires, and the champions of the republi
can 'stand-pat' policy may be conf ront
ed with the stubborn theory that the
world moves ever onward, 'with the
process of the suns.' "
"The success of the democratic party
in th'.s election would mean that the
government should be a republic in
fact as well as in name. This is most
important, as the present tendencies
are decidedly toward centralization.
and. therefore, in the direction of im
"The corruption which permeates
many branches of the present adminis
tration is to be condemned. This, how
ever, is tne natural consequences 01
long-continued power by one party.
grown arrogant and con nil en t or its
success: but the centralization pro
gram of the republican party is the
greatest menace that now confronts
"All elements of the democracy
should 4unite in the effort to elect the
broad-minded and upright standard
bearer of the party whose success will
afford the surest path to future har
mony and victory."
DAILY SHORT STORY
I HE CAME AGAIN.
The United States frigate Fensacola,
Cffdered to Brazil, was getting up an
chor. Lieutenant Edward Fletcher and
his fiancee, Grace Banning, were stand
ing In a corner of the deck speaking
the last hurried parting words.
"From all I can learn, sweetheart,"
he said, "we'll get back here within
six months, and when we do" -
"Oh, Ned, suppose something should
"To you, darling?" Le asked anxious
"No; to you."
"What can happen In these times of
peace? No, I'll be here with the ship.
"Don't ppenk so confidently; there
are storms and. down there, hurri
"Darling. I tell you I'll be here with
the ship, no matter what happens."
There was a signal for visitors to
leave the ship, a long impassioned em
brace between the lovers, and Miss
Banning went ashore. As the vessel
moved out she stood on the dock wav
Ing to ber lover till after she could no
longer distinguish him, then turned
away and dragged herself home.
On reaching Rio. Lieutenant Fletc her
was ordered to command a boat's crew
to go ashore and bring off supplies
The passage was not considered dan
gerous, but a strong wind and tide, de
spite the uars men's efforts to keep tin
boat steady, carried her bow around so
that she fell into the trough of the sea
At the moment a gigantic wave dash
ed against her side, capsized her, and
the young command?r and every man
of his crew were drowned.
The shock to Grace Banning at "bear
ing of her lover's death well nigh up
set her reason. At tlrst she cried to
him piteouslv to come back to her;
that he had promised to come back
with the ship. Then she fell into a
stupor, a lack of interest in everything
about her. In vain her mother en
deavored to provide her with such oe
cup.ition and amusement as would di
vert her mind. All in vain. She eon
stantly brooded over the last scene be
tween her and her lover, especially the
words spoken by each, always ending,
"Darling. I tell you I'll be here with
the ship, no matter what happens
Mrs. Banning was pained to notice
that her daughter was keeping track
of the Pensacola. That ship on touch
lug at Rio received orders to proceed
around "the Horn" to San Francisco.
theme to Hongkong. Grace watched
the government reports. Indeed, her
heart was In the ship sailing around
the world. Perhaps she was waitin
for it to return that she might again
stand in the corner where she had bid
den what had proved a hist farewell.
When the ship reached China she be
gan to tippear more cheerful. It was
as if her lmer was aboard and. having
sailed over half the globe, would now
have entered upon the return. Mrs.
Banning, not realizing the cause of the
change in Grace, began to hope that
she was mending and even looked
about for u suitable party with whom
she might make a match for her. Sh
knew Grace would never marry for
love and, being indifferent as to whom
she married, might he influenced to
take a rich husband.
At last it was announced that the
ship Pensacola was due. She did not
arrive-on time, and Grace seemed trou
bled. When she arrived Grace was in
a nutter, acting as one about to be re
united with a lover instead of with the
ship on which he had sailed.
Then came invitations for a ball giv
en by the otiicers on board the ship.
Mrs. Banning reproved the servant
who unwittingly gave the cards to
Grne. but was thunderstruck when
her d;tughter told her that she would
attend the ball. Finding that she could
not dissuade her. the mother consent
ed, with a faint hope that the visit
under such different circumstances
from the last might break the spell
On the nJght of the entertainment
the ship was brilliantly illuminated.
while a marine band furnished music
The decks were in possession of the
dancers. Mrs. Banning kept an eye on
her daughter for awhile, but Grace
seemed to stand up so well under the
strain that her mother soon gave over
watching her. Then Grace was miss
lng. Sue had walked, on the arm of a
naval officer, to the corner where she
had parted with her lover. That cor
ner was now in the light, and couples
were walking past it to and fro.
Suddenly Grace's form quivered, she
threw up her arms and exclaimed:
"Ned! Oh, Ned: I knew you would
She started forward with outstretch
ed arms, but soon sank in a swoon
Her attendant, astonished, picked
her up, while several couples who were
passing sprang to his assistance. Wa
ter was sprinkled In her face, and she
revived. Then, with a strange light In
her eye, she walked away, supported
by her attendant. Her mother was
called, and they left the ship to be
The officer who had been her escort,
puzzled, went back to the place where
Grace had swooned. There In the cor
ner where she had seen, or fancied she
saw, her lover he picked up several
strands of wet, slimy seaweed. Tie
wondered how they came there.
Grace was driven to a home she nev
er afterward left. She made no men
tion of the cause of her shock, and her
mother never asked for Information
concerning it. The physician who was
called In pronounced her case one of
hysteria, the result of monomania or
brooding on one subject. However that
may be, her melancholy' never left her.
and six months alter her second visit
to the'Pensacola she had passed away.
.VJIAKY ALICE BEHESFOED.
VALUABLE DONATION TO
ROCK ISLAND LIBRARY
Miss Mildred Tegeler Gives Collection
of 185 German Classics
Meeting of Board.
At the regular monthly meeting of
the Rock Island library board last j
evening the announcement was made
by the librarian. Miss E'.len Gale, that
Miss Mildred Tegeler had presented Co
the institution a valuable collection of
183 volumes of German classics. The
board expressed its gratitude to the
donor with the following resolution:
"Reisolved. That the library board
extend its thanks to Miss Mildred
Tegeler for the gift of a library of 1S3
volumes of German classics, prose and
poetry, and express a hope that others
ni&y emulate this worthy example."
The following bills were allowed:
Art Metal Construction company, for
T. H. Smart. $3.
Rock Island Sand & Grave! companv,
Union Ice & Coal company, $0.13.
Library bureau. $5.75.
The librarian's report for month jf
October, is as follows:
General works 291
Sociology '. 34
Useful arts ?,:)
Fine arts 2-5
Geiu-ia! literature 121
Juvenile works 1,190
History and travel 2S4
Received from fines, etc $7.45
Received from membership fee... LOU
A special meeting will be held by
the board next Monday evening.
Not a Sick Day Since.
"I was taken severely sick with kid
ney 1 rouble. I tried ail sorts of medi
cines, none of which relieved me. One
day I saw an ad. of your Electric Bit
ters and determined to try that. After
taking a few doses I felt relieved, and
soon thereafter was entirely cured, and
have not seen a sick day since. Neigh
bois of mine have been cured of rheu
matism, neuralgia, liver and kidney
troubles and general debility." This is
what B. F. Bass, of Fremont. N. C,
wiiies. Only 30 cents at Hartz & Uile
' THE E05IE OF VTJfOL
To Nursing Mothers
There is no time in a vocianfs life
when she needs strength more than when
she is nursing a child. She must sustain
the life of two persons. We never sold a
remedy equal to Vinol to create such
strength. IVe cordially invite any weak
and run-down woman to try Vinol on our
promise to return her money if she is not
fully satisfied. Isn't that fair?
HARPER HOUSE pharmacy.
M il .
Of the house for the furniture that has "had its day." Move the old pieces to the
attic if you want to keep them and "begin housekeeping over again" downstairs
with belter things than you could afford when you bought the old. The better things
will not cost any more, either. Come in and see.
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EITHER STATE CAM TRY CASE
'.'an Who Commits Crime cn Missis
sippi Eoat Can Not Escape.
One of the school teachers of Bur
lington. Iowa, went to the office of an
attorney recently and asked him to ex
plain a legal point. The question was
this: "If a crime were committed on
the river, which state would have juris
diction over the case?"
The attorney said at first that it de
pended upon which, side of the center
of the main channel the crime was
committed. If on the Illinois side, the
Illinois state authorities would take
charge of the culprit, but if on the
Iowa side, the Iowa authorities would
deal with the guilty party. This seem
ed satisfactory and the visitor left.
But in looking up the matter more
thoroughly the attorney found that
such was not the case. He according
ly hurried out after his friend and told
him the true facts of the case. It
seems that the law has provided that
either state may take charge of the
man. say, who hns punched the day
light out of his fellow in a merry row
on a steamer's deck. It is evident that
to determine on a moving vessel which
side of the main channel the crime was
committed would be a nion difficult
Thus the law provides that in case
of trouble of this kind the captain of
the steamer or whoever is the com
plaining party may hand the guilty
mn over to whichever state authori
ty comes first for the man. as far as
the states on the east and west sid- of
the river are concerned. The matter
as to whether the culprit conies under
the jurisdiction of a northern or south
ern state, say in Minnesota or Iowa..
Wisconsin or Illinois, depends upon
the location of the steamer. But that
is more easily determined in almost ail
cases, than the course of a steamer
relative to the center of the channel.
Return From Wedding Trip.
Louis Caster . nd bride returned this
morning from a short wedding trip to
Quincy. Their v. odd ing. which is some
thing of a surprise to their ' friends,
took place Monday morning at St.
Mary s church in this city. Rev. Adolph
Guyer officiating. The groom is env
ployed at the Casino sample room and
the couple have taken up their resi
lience in the ciiv.
Di Witt's Witch Ha.'.; 1 S.-lve has
cured thousands of cases of piljs. "I
bought a box of D;YViu's Witch Hazel
Salve on recommendation of o lr dnif,
gist," so wriitos C. II. i.aCrolx. of Za
valia. x., "and u?e:l i for a stubborn
case of pilrs. It c.;ivl nv: prr:r.n:i?nt
ly." So'd by ell drug.rfs.
here's Room at the Top"
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Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security
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