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THE AIIGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 190.
DEMOCRATS MAKING GREAT FIGHT IN CLOSING DAYS OF CAM
DOLLARS TO LOAN
New York, Nov. 2. The end of the
presidential campaign Is near at hand,
and not long after this letter is In
print, the case of "the People vs. the
G. O. P., the trusts and monopolies,
co-defendants," wil be in the hands of
the jury. What will the verdict be?
The managers of both great parties
claim to have the utmost confidence
in the general result at the polls. There
never was a presidential campaign
when the vast majority of voters were
as undemonstrative and as uncommuni
cative as has been the case this year.
On the other hand, there is abundant
proof that the voters are not apathetic,
and evidence multiplies that a tre
mendous vote will bo cast in nearly
all of the states, especially in those
usually classed as debatable.
Either Judge Alton B. Parker or
Theodore Roosevelt will win, and it
seems to he the consensus of opinion
that the populists, socialists and pro
hibitionists will cut but little figure in
the result. On the eve of the election
there are a few indications standing
out so prominently that no well-informed
person has failed to observe them.
One of these Is that republican boast
fulness, amounting to brag and bluster
in the most ridiculous and exaggerated
degree, has had the opposite effect
from that which was intended. It has
disgusted many thoughtful voters, and
in te long run has not. impressed a
very large number of those who are
inclined to jump at conclusions. The
democratic campaign has been devoid
of boastfulness from the beginning, but
there has never been a moment when
its managers were not convinced of the
jut-lice of their cause and hopeful of
victory. Uninfluenced by icpublican ri
dicule and democratic impatience, they
have made their fight upon a high
plane and along well defined lines.
They are now confident that a splendid
The Drift is Unquestionably Toward Parker-Managers Confident
party triumph will crown their work.
Republican Claim Unwarranted.
" There Is absolutely nothing to war
rant one in anticipating the election of
Roosevelt, unless one relies upon the
fact that his official "fat-fryer" has col
lected an enormous fund from the
trusts and other protected monopolies,
with which to buy the election outright,
and upon the fact that the Wall street
gamblers are offering, or pretending
to offer large betting odds on Roosevelt.
As to the republican corruption fund.
It has always been large in presidential
years, and has had much to do with the
size of the republican vote, but it has
not always been the determining fac
tor in the election. If the people have
made up their minds to have a change
In government, as the democratic man
agers are convinced they have, the
fund which Courtelyou has got togeth
er, no mater how large It may be,
whether $0,000,000 or $10,000,000, will
not be large enough to purchase the
election. As to the betting, it may be
truthfully said that so far this has not
been a betting year. The absence of
the usual excitements of a presidential
campaign, and the marked reticence
of the voters, have so puzzled the sport
ing fraternity that it has scarcelyfig
ured at all in the betting arena. The
only betting news comes from Wall street
which Is the largest stockholder in
Mr. Rooseveft's undertaking. Wall
street is manipulating what betting
there is. Brokers, talking for publica
tion, quote large odds on the republican
candidate, but Parker money seeking
these odds cannot be placed except in
trifling sums. In most cases the bro
kers are talking for notoriety, not for
actual wagers. Eugene Wood, a well
known democrat, of Albany, went into
WaU street the other day to look for
Roosevelt money at the published odds,
and could only place a few hundred
dollars, and that after giving refer
ences and overcoming difficulties that
would disuade nine out of every ten
Fool Brttor Likely to Ilrdse.
Unless signs fail and shrewd politi
cal observers are mistaken a good
many republicans who have bet on
Roosevelt at foolish odds, will be hedg
ing before election, and the odds on
him will be considerably shortened, if
not wiped out altogether.
Wall street "fat-frying," manipula
tion of the stock market, and beting,
are all discounted by the democratic
managers when they speak of their
confidence of Judge Parker's election.
They have carried on a campaign of
education, and relied upon the intel
ligence and patriotism of the people.
There are numerous indications that
they have not relied in vain. Careful
investigation in all of the debatable
states warrants the expectation that
the democratic strength will go to Par
ker almost, if not quite, as solidly, as
it went to Cleveland in 1892. It also
makes it reasonable to suppose that at
least 75 per cent of the independents
will vote for Parker. Reports are
practically unanimous that the bulk
of the organized labor vote, irrespec
tive of party affiliations, will be cast
for Parker. Very few democrats of
prominence have openly espoused the
republican cause, while it is a matter
of common notoriety that a consider
able number of prominent republicans
have broken away from their party and
declared their intention to support Par
ker. Here are a number of "straws"
which show how the wind blows at the
present time. The Baltimore Herald
sent out 2,500 postal cards to voters
asking how they voted in 1900 and how
they would vote this year. A certain
number of names were taken at ran
dom from each ward of the city. Ans
wers were received from 545 voters.
Of these 188 said they voted for Mc
Kinley four years ago and would now
vote for Parker; 190 had voted for Bry
an and were now for Parker; 145 who
were for McKInley would be for Roose
velt, and 22 of the Bryan men would
vote for Roosevelt.
A few days later the Herald sent
similar requests to 500 members of the
Baltimore Stock Exchange and Cham
ber of Commerce. Replies are still
coming in. but the showing at this time
is as follows: 35 who voted for Mc
Kinley will vote for Parker; 2S who
voted for Bryan will vote for Parker,
and 2 who voted for Bryan will vote for
Roosevelt. In addition 12 who did not
vote in 1900 are for Parker and 2 who
voted the prohibition ticket are for
him. From these figures the Herald
estimates that Parker's majority in
Baltimore will be at least 7.000, or a
gain of nearly 14,000 over 1900, while
the same percentages would give Mary
land to Parker by possibly 20,000.
Down in Boston Harbor there is a
little fishing town called Hu'I. It has
but a few hundred voters, and they al
ways get to the polls on election day
and get there early. The vote of this
town is sometimes bulletined in Bos
ton by noon-time, though the po.ls are
not officially closed until 5 o'clock. As
far back as Jackson's time it used to
be said, "As goes Hull, so goes Massa
chusets." There are 380 votes enrolled
at Hull this year, and 2C5 of them have
told the Boston Post how they intend
to vote. Parker 140, Roosevelt 123.
Four years ago the vote of Hull was
McKinley, 137; Bryan, 70. Hull will go
democratic this year for the first time
since 1892. when it gave Cleveland 93,
A more surprising indication of the
trend of political sentiment comes from
California, a state universally conced
ed to the republicans by a large ma
jority, and claimed by the republican
rainbow-chasers by 40,000. The San
Francisco Chronicle, the leading repub
lican newspaper of the Pacific coast
metropolis, has taken a postal card
poll, sending out some 4,000 cards, di
vided between workingmen, small shop
keepers, and men of large affairs. The
2.000 answers received point to a re
duction of the republican majority in
California to 17,000. A similar poll
made in Los Angeles by the Herald, of
that city, also a republican newspaper.
gives startling results. The democrat
ic gains foreshadowed are so large
that if general throughout the state.
Roosevelt would carry California by
less than 4,000 majority.
The foregoing are merely "straws,"
it is true, but they represent actual
political conditions in widely separate
localities, and are worthy of more con
sideration that the boastful predictions
of Senator Scott. "Old Figures" Grosve-
nor. "Prophet" Dowie, Reed Smoot.
and other reckless prognosticators of a
A Whirlwind Flnlah
The democratic managers have
promised a "whirlwind nnisn ana
they will be as good as their word.
Hundreds of mass meeting are being
held nightly in each of the debatable
states. Judge Parker supplements the
splendidly effective work he has done
at Esopus and in New York City, with
public speeches in New York, New Jer
sey and Connecticut. He will begin
ning Oct. 31, make a speech or attend
a large reception every night until the
Saturday before election. Grover
Cleveland has "taken off his coat and
rolled up his sleeves," and i& delivering
telling blows at Rooseveltism, trusts
and tariff monopolies. He. too, will
be heard several times in New York,
and the two adjacent states, which the
democrats expect to carry. Mr. Bry
an's tour of Indiana is believed to have
turned the tide in that state and an
chored it safely in the democratic col
umn. In conclusion it is well to repeat:
conditions are not such that it could be
said at this time with absolute cer
tainty which of the two candidates for
president will be elected, but it is
reasonable to say that every reliable
indication of the drift of public senti
ment favors Parker. No democrat who
is loyal to his party, no voter, whatever
his political affiliations in the past, who
hopes for a change of government now,
should fail in anything the doing of
which might possibly add even a single
vote to Judge Parker's total. Let all
well-wishers of their country stand
shoulder to shoulder, and remember
that every vote counts. This done, all
will be well, and the country will have
survived the most threatening crisis
that has confronted it in half a century.
SEEING THE FAIR
St. Louis. Nov. 1. It's a far cry from
n breech-loading disappearing gun that
throws a shell IS miles to the Hessian
fly and the hop-plant louse, but it's an
easy jump for Uncle Sam. Which is
another way of saying that the activ.
ties of the United States government,
as illustrated in the government build
ing, take a wide range from the build
ing of the national defenses to a war of
extermination on the insects that de
ft roy plant life.
It is this wonderful exhibit, in the
installation of which the government
has spared no expense and which is
upon a larger scale than any exhibit
ever made by the government, which
has suggested the idea of a great expo
sition of our national progress in art,
industry and education, to be given by
the national government every 10
years, a suggestion that has been wide
The reason the government building
is the center of interest and attracts
so many thousands of visitors every
day is because the activities repre
sented are outside the range of the
common knowledge of the people. They
are more or less familiar with the pro
cesses and industries Illustrated in
other exhibit palaces, but here they
find strange and unusual sights invest
ed with more or less of the mystery
of science, all representing the work of
the government for the people.
The popular notion of Uncle Sam is
that of a good natured sort of a loafer,
always ready to fight, and whose only
peaceful employment is that of carry
ing the mails. After spending a few
days in the government building they
are gradually relieved of this notion.
They find Uncle Sam to be about the
busiest individual on earth. Of course
he is ready to fight. That is shown by
the models of battleships and the great
guns, one of which throws a 1,000
pound projectile 18 miles and costs
$000 every time it throws the "peace
maker" at an enemy. But this repre
sents such a small part of his activi
ties. In this building is shown the
work of Uncle Sam in exterminating
the hundreds of insects and worms that
destroy crops and plant life the Hes
sian fly, the chinch bug, the cotton ball
weevil, the San Jose scajeyie codd
ling moth also the work of the experi
ment stations, and of the bureau of
plant industry, showing how Zante cur
rants from Greece, truffles from
France, dates from Algeria, figs from
Smyrna, Sulla hay from the Island of
Malta, Windsor beaus from the Medit-
eranean, almonds from Spain, mangoes
from India, citron from Corsica, sisal
from Yucatan, jute from China, and
thousands of other plants and seeds
may be grown in this country.
Here Uncle Sam shows how he meas
ures the velocity of the wind and the
amount of rainfall and sunshine by
delicate and ingenious electrical in
struments, which work automatically:
how he warns sailors of coming storms
and keep mariners from wrecking their
vessels upon rocks and reefs; how he
dredges out rivers and promotes navi
gation; how he promotes and assists
the culture of the best food fishes; how
he looks after the great national park
reservations and protects the forests;
how -he keeps out yellow fever and oth
er scourges that devastate other coun
More Interesting than all these
judged by the great crowds that surge
them, are the exhibits showing the
process of coining money out of silver
and copper, and the development of
the United States mail service through
its various stages from the old mail
coach to "the flight of the fast mail."
TRUMAN A. DeWEESE.
WANTED IN. JAIL; ARRESTED
Jack McPartland's Hearing Continued
Police Magistrate on Bond.
Jack McPartland was arrested yes
terday afternoon at the county jail
building, and charged with disorderly
conduct. He was to have a hearing
this afternoon at 2 o'clock, but the
case was continued until Nov. 5, at 9
a. m. McPartland was released on a
bond of 100, furnished by Police Mag
istrate G. Albert Johnson. McPartland
went to the jail building to see one of
the girls arrested in the raid o" last
Saturday evening. Sheriff Heider re
fused to allow him to enter the build
Ing, and claims that McPartland be
came abusive and disorderly.
DYNAMITE WRECKS BRIDGE
Forty Persons Hurt and $100,000 Dam
age Done in East.
Mount Vernon, N. Y.. Nov. 2. The
explosion of 100 pounds of dynamite
lying under the New York, New Haven
& Hartford railroad bridge today
caused injuries to 40 persons and dam
aged property to the extent of $100,000.
An Italian guarding the dynamite is
believed to have been blown to atoms.
PROGRESS OF SCIENCE OF HEATING
INTERESTING AT THIS TIME OF YEAR
ANONYMOUS REPLY MADE.
(Continued From Page One.)
"Up Agin" a Good Thing
a man when he commence to
patronize the American Steam
Laundry. "The best laundry I ever
struck is what those who indulge
in a little slang would say. But
entre nous if you want your linen
as faultless as when you first
bought It, in color and finish, we
will guarantee to do It to your sat
isfaction every tine. Careful hand
ling and artistic work are among
onr nn-to-dat methods.
AMERICAN wTEAM LAUNDRY,
Twelfth tr aa f"1ft A .
.Chicago Chronicle: Coal was first
discovered to be available for fuel in
1728 by a blacksmith named Hoville,
living at Nancy, in France. He learned
its combustible properties by using
what were then called "black stones'
to bank his charcoal forge fire. Dis
covering that they would burn with
good heating results, he continued to
use the "stones" and gradually their
use was extended until in the year 1803
the consumption of coal in America
alone amounted to about 345,000.000
tons. Unquestionably the supply is prac
tically inexhaustible, but as men may
be compelled to dig deeper for it. with
increased mining expenses, the subject
of Its economical use is one of great im
portance. At the present time property owners
of all classes are more and more be
coming interested in forms of appara
tus for steam and water warming
which burn hard or soft coal or coke,
and which extract and utilize such a
large measure of the heat value of coal
that the demand for such apparatus is
rapidly increasing. These forms of
heaters not only produce very sharp
and effective combustion but in con
nection with various forms of beating
radiators they thoroughly distribute
the warmth to all parts of the building.
Measured by the uniform and reliable
results they produce they are unques
tionably the most economical appli
ances now in use.
It Is a noteworthy fact that while
even a decade or so ago steam and hot
water heating was considered a rich
man's luxury, to be afforded only by
the favored few. today these methods
are being Introduced by the thousands
into the more modest cottage homes of
our country. A very large majority of
property owners (especially in urban
districts) in building consider the mer
its of these modern, sanitary means of
comfort, healthfulness and home cheer
and an increasing number purchase
every year. With good judgment many
conclude that it is the part of wisdom
to reduce expenditures for things
which are less consquental and put
their money into good reliable heating
It is also noticable that landlords
who formerly rented their hotels, apart
ments and other leased properties sub
ject to the fire risks, dirt, damage and
discomforts of stoves and other cheap
forms of heating apparatus are In
creasingly demonstrating the better
judgment of equipping their buildings
with steam and water heating out
fits, which eliminate the risk, dirt and
damage and increase the rental re
turns. In fact the investment feature at
tending the purchase of the highly im
proved modern cat iron steam and
hot water heating apparatus is a mat
ter of prime importance. Buildings so
equipped become permanently more
valuable to live in, to rent or to sell.
While cheaper forms of heating appa
ratus by average will endure possibly
ten years and then go on the scrap
heap, a good cast iron steam or water
boiler and the radiators used therewith
will last as long as the building are
practically indistructible by use. So
an investment in steam or water appa
ratus is not an expense item, but
means an addition to permanent pro
York World, the New York Times, and
the Brooklyn Eagle made charges cov
ering fully this, the most vital ques
tion before the people charges that
were reproduced in every part of the
country the former propounding ten
questions, beginning with 'How much
has the beef trust contributed to Mr.
"There has been plenty of time to
answer these questions, but they have
not been answered, and they will not
be. It is for the people now to say
whether the trusts of this country
shall be permitted to control its na
tional elections In order that their pow
er to levy tribute may be continued."
Given Chief IaMoen nt Newark.
Mr. Parker in his Newark address
reviewed the development of the coun
try industrially and in a military sense,
declaring that there has been wide de
parture from early traditions. After
calling attention to the rise of trusts
and the demands of capital and labor,
he declared the other chief., isaues
which divide the republican and dem
ocratic parties are these:
"Administrative extravagance must
"There must be equal opportunity
for all and special privileges for none.
"This shall remain 'a government
of laws, not of men.'
"There must be a reform of the tar
iff. "This nation will no more hold an
other people in perpetual bondage than
it will tolerate the enslaving of individ
uals by Its citizens.
"Overwhelming in importance as are
these issles, above them tower the
"Shall the partnership between the
lepublican leader? and the trusts con
tinue with profit to both and hurt to
"Shall the trust contributions of mil
lions to the campaign fund secure the
right to continue the wrongful taking
of many millions a year from the people?"
visiting with friends, and no Inti
mation of the approaching nuptials had
The Ladies Aid society of Broad
way Presbyterian church will meet to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. Spencer Mattison, 1037
Mrs. William Anderson. 805 Forty-
first street, was reminded of her birth
day yesterday afternoon when 25 of
her lady friends came to celebrate the
occasion, bringing with them a sub
stantial token of appreciation. In the
evening a party of the younger friends
of the hostess assembled at her home
and presented her with a handsome
IN SOCIAL CIRCLES.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wilbert entertain
ed last evening at a reception in hon
or of P. A. Wilbert and bride, of New
York. Mrs. Wilbert, who was former
ly an opera singer in New York, ren
dered a selection during the evening.
She has a charming voice, and the solo
was greatly enjoyed by the guests of
the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert
who have been spending a short time
In the city at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Wilbert, depart tomorrow to con
tinue their wedding journey to Califor
nia. The many friends they have
made in their short stay in the city will
wish them great success In life.
Word has been received in Rock Isl
and of the marriage, at Buffalo, N. Y.t
of Miss Beatrice McMullen. formerly
of this city, to John T. Dwyer, a mem
ber of the Baldwin-Melville stock com
pany. The young lady, who is a
daughter of Gen. McMullen. attended
high school In Rock Island, and resided
here with her mother, until June, 1903.
She had been expected here the latter
part of this week, to spend some time
H. J. Guldner left this morning to
spend a week in Peoria on business.
Mrs. F. Owens departed last eveu-
ing for St. Louis to spend a week at the
Miss Marie Newmann, of Springfield,
111., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. C
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Arnsley departed
last evening for a week's visit at the
St. Louis exposition.
Miss Clara Velour, of Streator, is the
guest of Rock Island relatives, and
will spend a week in the city.
Edward Littleton departed for Chi
cago this morning where he will spend
a week visiting with relatives.
Mrs. Martin F. Little and daughter.
Nellie, departed this morning to spend
a week at the St. Louis exposition.
W. L. Anderson has returned from a
two week's business trip to South Da
kota where he has secured a tract of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Frenten and chil
dren. Mae and Raymond, departed last
evening for a two months visit in Loa
Angeles and other California cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Roll a Gauley and son,
Harry, who have been visiting Rock
Island relatives, departed for their
home at Tipton, la., last evening.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Godfrey who have
been visiting relatives in Rock Island
for several weeks, departed last even
ing for their home at Lewiston, Mo.
Sewall Dodge and daughter. Miss
Mildred, departed last evening for Cal
ifornia. Mr. Dodge hopes that the
coast climate will prove beneficial to
his health, which has not been of the
best of late.
A party of grammar grade teachers
from the Muscatine schools composed
of Misses Mabel Leverich. Florence
Barclay Frances Stillwagon and Eliza
beth Robertson spent the day visiting
Rock Island public schools.
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Hannell and son
Ray. of Detroit, Mich., are the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Engmann. They
will spend a week In this city, and
before returning to their home will at
tend the St. Louis exposition.
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