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THE "ARGUS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1004.
Published Daily and "Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island. I1L IEn
tered at the postoffice as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, November 4, 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 R. E. Spangler, of Chi
cago. 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,
Charles S. Ponocn made $:.7.fH"o per
annum out of the same office which
yielded only $12.mm per annum to the
public prosecutor of New York.
Vote for V. C. Allen for state's at
torney. Hi' is not hampered with
unholy alliances, and will be free to
serve the people without fear or fa
vor. Start at the head of the republican
state ticket and go to the bottom and
you'll find every man is a professional
politician. Iieen in the frame for years.
Kxpect to remain in the frame until
put out of office. (live us a change.
The republican party should not be
surprised at the apparent apathy which
exists in the ranks of that party this
year. The cut and dried proceedings
at the republican national convention
was enough to create apathy in the
ranks of any party.
The farmer with a mortgage on his
home and who must work 12 hours a
day, w ill wish himself a republican edi
tor when he learns that each of the
editors who supported Yates received a
present of $Hi this summer, and this
money came from the people, and not
from the republican machine.
Hon. llourke Tehran of New York
says: "Dors prosperity consist of high
prices for questionable securities, in a
large navy and army and splendid
uniforms? Co to any country of Europe
and you will find that where the attire
of the soldiers is the most splendid the
rags of the populace an- the most
Carl Schurz says: "I do not deem
President Uoosevt U capable of seeking
an opportunity for plunging the eonn
iry into a foreign war merely to gratify
liis ambition or to give play to his fight
ing spirit. I'at I do not thing that when
ever there are two ways of deciding a
matter of controversy one the slow,
patient, diplomatic, peaceable way. 'and
the other the short cut by the use of
force Mr. Koosevelt will be temporar
ily inclined to choose the short cut and
it will require with him an uncommonly
strong effort of selfrest raint to resist
that inclination, which effort, if made
at all. is not always successful."
Cabinet dinners have been voted a
lwre by the president and Mrs. Roose
velr and will be abolished this winter
if they have their way. There are
nine of these dinners each season, one
being given by each member of the
cabinet. The guests invariably con
sist of the president and his wife and
the other members of the cabinet and
their wives or other ladies of their
families. Occasionally one or two out
siders are included, but very seldom,
and it is hardly to be wondered at that
the affairs have become boresome. for
the past !v. ars Mrs. Roosevelt has
felt that the dinners were an unneces
sary tax en tVe cabinet families.
The interests of Rock Island county
democracy :n the future will not be
advanced by pursuing a vindicative
course in the pending campaign. Rep
resentative Gorge A. Cooke has made
clear the attitude of Mercer county
democrats two years hence. Nothing
will be pained at the present stage by
following the dictates of Pat Mullane
who was the lieutenant of John P.
Looney in the futile though vexatious
attempt to prevent the regular demo
crats of Rock Island county having
representation on the official ballot.
In the interests of party harmony in
this senatorial district, in the interests
of democracy in the interests of the
public and in the interests of clean
politics the democrats of Rock Island
county should not only vote for George
A. Cooke but give him the right kind
of a majority.
Chicago Will Go Democratic.
Chicago will go democratic by a ma
jority of from 23fM) to 3n,0n. There
is no doubt about this and the demo
cratic leaders of the city are jubilant
The republican ticket is so unpopular
that even the Chicago Inter-Ocean, the
leading republican paper of that city
is disgusted with the ticket. Charles
S. Deneen. the republican candidate for
governor of Illinois, recognizes the fact
that the Cook county ticket is like a
mill stone around his neck drawing
him down to defeat and he has en
deavored to shake himself loose from
partisans of the ticket. Last week the
paper which represents Mr. Deneen
in Chicago advised republicans to lolt
Mr. Lorinur. candidate for congress.
This was merely a grandstand play,
made to catch the disgusted republican
vote which would ordinarily stay away
from the polls at the coming election.
The Inter-Ocean referring to this
method of catching votes, says:
"Those who bolt shall be bolted.
That is a political axiom. And al
though this axiom may not apply dis
astrously, jn Mr. Peneen's opinion, to
his own candidacy, it can and does
apply to his friends on the republican
county ticket, without whose election
he would be like an uprooted tree in
"Mr. Peneen. whether as an unat
tached politician or a republican can
didate, should be keen enough to see
this fact. On its merits the republi
can county ticket, as he knows, can
not get very far. for. on its merits, it
is about the rottenest lot of political
timber ever exposed to the public gaze.
The only way. therefore, to assure the
election of that ticket was to avoid any
consideration of its character and to
march the voters to the polls with
blinders on their eyes and clothespins
on their noses.
"n- advising a bolt. or. rather, by
causing his newspaper organ to advise
a bolt, in the Sixth congressional dis
trict, however. Mr. Deneen invites not
only retaliation but. worse still, con
sideration and discrimination. By
countenancing a bolt from a republi
can congressman he nor only causes
thousands of republicans to look- as
kance at him. but also to ask: "If we
are not to go to the polls as republi
cans, why under heaven should we
stultify ourselves by voting for this re
publican county ticket?'"
Does this sound like republican har
mony in Chicago? Does this indicate
it-publican victory in Cook county? Is
it any wonder that the democratic
leaders are predicting a sweeping vic
tory, a landslide, in Chicago?
State Laws Govern Voters.
Rockford Star: Perhaps no princi
ple of constitutional government is so
little understood as the power to reg
ulate suffrage juvl this grows out of
the impression that congress possess
es power to say who shall vote in the
states. It bas ever been contended
that any person, regardless of his resi
dence, has a righr to vote for presi
dent. These erroneous views are the
outgrowth of the adoption of the 11th
:;nd 1.1th Riw ndmenrs to the constitu
tion of the I'nited States and were
believed by a class of politicians who
favor a centralized form of govern
ment to contain the power to fix and
regulate suffrage in the states. Put
that no such power exists under tlie::e
amendments is now settled.
The right to vote is not inherent in
the voter. Ir is granted to him by
the state and may be regulated and
restricted at the will of the law-making
power or by the people of the state
when adopting their constitution. The
federal constitution only limits this
power so as to inhibit discrimination.
The state may fix a property or e!uca
tion qualification or reduce or increase
the age limit. It may enfranchise
women and give them a limited or ab
solute right to vote and all persons
under physical or mental disability
may be denied the right.
The naturalization laws are regula
tions of the federal government to ad
mit foreigners to this country and pre
scribe the method for such people to
become citizens. A foreigner may de
clare his intention to become a citizen
of the I'nited States, but this act does
not make a voter of him. Pur the state
may provide that all persons who have
so declared their inientions an 1 have
lived the required time in the s:ae,
county and precinct shall have tho
right to vote. B'jt when a foreigner
is once naturanzca ami as a citizen
of the United States he becomes a citi
zen of the state where he resides, and
may vote according to state regular
ions without reference to federal laws
Licensed to Wed.
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T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
PRISONER TO A GIRL.
Copyright, 1304. by T. C. McClure.
I was scouting along the front of
Lee's army to pick up information for
General Orant, and on this particular
day I had approached what I thought
was an abandoned farmhouse that I
might get a drink of water from the
well. The front door stood partly
open, and that was one of my reasons
for believing the place was deserted.
As I reached the door I looked in and
saw furniture and at once realized that
some one must be living there. I was
hesitating what to do when the door
of an inner room opened and a girl
about twelve years old stood before
me. She was poorly clad, and bands
and face were not overt-lean, but her
eyes shone with intelligence, and her
expression was pleasing.
"What do you want:" she asked aft
er we had surveyed each other for a
"Something to eat. and I will pay
you for it," I replied. "If you will give
me the gourd I will get a drink of wa
ter." "Put father is away, and I nm all
alone, and you are a Yankee."
"Well, what of tlmt? I shan't hurt
She looked me over from head to
foot and no doubt wondered how I got
there and what my errand was. I lean
ed against the door and smiled at her,
but the pleasant look left her face, and
t-Le tightened her lips as if she had
come to some decided conclusion about
something. I thought she wrw going
to turn me away, but after awhile she
"You will find a gourd at the well,
and I will get you something to eat."
I went out and satisfied my thirst
and then re-entered the bouse and sat
down at the rude table in the kitchen
whereon the meal was served. She
brought uie some milk and some com
bread and cold meat.
I tried my best as 1 ate to engage her
In conversation, but she either an
swered iu monosyllables or not at all.
She knew all about the war, young its
she was. atd, being southern boru, it
was n. t to be expected that she would
give me a very cordial welcome. I
could and did make allowsKiee for this,
and when I found that she was sullen
and uiM'ommunleative I ceased to an
noy her with questions. When my cup
was empty she took it down cellar tj
refill it. I heard her moving about
down there and heard her ascend the
stairs, :i ml. though she did not immedi
ately reappear. I did not raise my eyes.
A minute later, however, she spoke,
and my eyes lifted fast enough. S'.ie
was standing in the d or between the
kitchen and the front rjom. and she
had n shotgun levt led at my brea&t
from a distance of only ten feet.
"Yankee, you are my prisoner!"
"What do you mean?" I asked as I
rested an elbow on the table and stared
at her in surprise.
"Just what I said, sir. Yon are my
prisoner, and if you don't l3 jr.st as !
say I will shoot you. Stand up!"
"Don't be foolish, child." I said as
I stood up and smiled at her. "That
gun isn't loaded, and even if it was you
would not dare to fire it off. Put it
away and hand me the milk. I am g -lug
to give yu the silver half dollar
when I am through eating."
"The gun is loaded, and I'll shoot I"
she exclaimed, though iter voice be
trayed that she was somewhat fright
ened. "Do as I tell yon or I will lire.
Jo into the pantry!"
My revolver was In its holster un
der my coat, and I knew that the girl
would lire if 1 made a move to get it.
It was absurd to let a child like her
make me prisoner, and yet I was
forced to realize that she was as danger
ous as a man-perhaps more so. The
result was that I backed up to the
open door of the pantry, and as she ad
vauced upon me I stepped into the lit
tle room, and she dosed the door
and fastened it with a button.
My idea was to escape by the win
dow before she could get out and
nrornd the house, b:it I found the
opening a small oi:e and barred from
the outside. I could not haw escaped
that wayhad I been alone iu the bouse.
Drawing iny revolver. I fired through
the door and made threats, but Ihe
girl's voice was firm and determined as
she answered me:
"If you lire again I will nhoot through
the door, and there is a big load of
buckshot in the gun."
I coaxed and attempted to bribe, but
she refused to hold any conversation
with me. 1 hoped that she would leave
the house to get help, iu which case a
couple of kicks would have sent the
old door flying, but she sat down In the
kitchen to act as guard until some one
should come along.
It was almost noon before any one
arrived, and then it was a squad of
Confederate cavalry beating up the
country in search of Federal scouts
and spies. They were passing the
house when the girl called them In.
and as the sergeant opened my prison
door and commanded me to step forth
seven or tWght others had their car
bines leveled at me. They joked and
guyed me not a little and bad much to
say in praise of the girl.
I was taken to Ia'b headquarters to
be questioned and later on was sent to
llichmond, where I was confined in
I.one after the war I revisited thw
farmhouse where I wa so ignomin
lously captured. I found only an old
man about, and of him I queried:
"Did you live here during the war?"
"I shorely did. sab."
"Had you a daughter?"
Yes: Nancy. She married two yeais
ago. but has been dead fur six months.
She was a good girl. Nancy was. Right
yere in this house when she was only
twelve years old she captured the most
daring spy in Grant's whole army."
EXPECT TO MAKE
Conference Between Hoisting En
gineers and Operators Being
Held at Springfield
MORE MINES ARE RUNNING
Arbitration Board Selected to Consider
the Issues Raised at Sher-rard.
A meeting is in progress today at
Springfield between the hoisting en
gineers, representatives of the miners,
and the operators, nt which it is ex
pected a settlement of the trouble that
has tied up- the Illinois mines may be
The decision to hold a conference
followed a day of activity in coal min
ing circles and a declaration from the
executive committee of the United
.Mine Workers that they could not
help the engineers in their strike, but
would do a'l they could to reach a
Itt'ftixe AM jiikI t nil Conference.
The miners' executive board notified
the coal operators the miners were
ready to go to work with any licensed
engineers who might be secured.
Fuithermore. the officers of the big
labor union reported that many of
their members were competent to run
the engines and would do so as soon
as positions were opened to them.
After this decision was arrived at
the conference was suggested by W.
D. Ryan, secretary of the united min
ers, and invitations were sent to Mack
Taylor, president of tiie Brotherhood
of Engineers, and O. H. Garrison, pres
ident of the operators' association.
Poth accepted on behalf of their or
ganizations. Ileliete Settlement nt (111 ml.
The opinion is expressed that the
engineers will now affiliate with the
miners, and that hereafter all joint
agreements with the operators will be
made by both organizations at the
same time. The miners have been try
ing to bring about this condition for a
number of years.
In the following districts the opera
tots made a beginning at. resuming
work yesterday: Spring Valley. Gil
christ. Wanlock. Minonk, Rutland.
South Wilmington and Cartersvilie.
The engineers reported for duty at De
Solo, but the firemen, not expecting
them, had blown the whistle announc
ing there would be no work and the
miners had gone home.
The mine workers of the state are
taking every effort to assist the oper
ators in manning the engines, in order
that the workers may have employ
ment. The mines at Gilchrist, from
which a good portion of the local cual
supply comes, are now being operated
by the owners, who have the qualifica
tions of the licensed hoisting engin
eers, and today an engineer was pro
vided by the mine workers from among
IteMimie lit Slierrnrtl.
The Sherrard mines will resume op
erations again tomorrow, the engines
to be manned by one of the proprie
tors, and an assistant. The mine
workers have arranged to arbitrate
their differences with the operators,
and there will be no further trouble as
far as they are concerneJ. The best of
good feeling exists, and the men are
anxious to assist the operators, there
by securing their own employment.
A board of arbitration has been ap
pointed for the settlement of the
question of placing crossbars, which
originally started the strike at the
Sherrard mint s of the Coal Valley Min
ing company. The board will be made
.;p of It- Russell, of Danville, deputy
commissioner of operators, and Charles
Shuier. of Davenport, representing the
company, Y. D. Ryan, of Springfield,
secretary an.) treasurer of the mine
workers' state union, and .1. McDon
ald, of Ogleshy, a member of the exec
utive board of the state organization.
The four men will choose a fifth, and
these will then investigate and decide
on the technical point in question with
regard to the placing of the crossbars.
In the meantime the nun will continue
at their work, if they are not prevent
ed from so doing by the strike of the
hoisting engineers. The Wanlock
pints are also in operation, and the
local supply of coal is being rapidly
placed at normal. There stems to he
little doubt that the arbitration board
will ho successful in satisfactorily set
tling the troubles at th Sherrard
The hoisting engineers of this local
i'y state that they were at no time op
posed to the proposition to arbitrate
with the operators, but rhat there was a
majority in rhe state who did ooMse
the action, and the result was that the
reply of the union was nor favorable
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Friday, Nov. 4.
Mutinee II mt Night.
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Sunday, Nov. 6.
S. S. SIiuIh ft present:' the ei-.iim tit eom-
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In the Xew York Lyric theatre, spi '
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BROWN WANTED TO GET IN
Terefore He Broke a Window and
Now Has a Fine to Pay.
Frank Brown, a eolored eoaohman
of Davtnjxirt. was fined Jin and costs
;is afternoon before Magistrate John
son on a charire of disorderly conduct.
Hrown ramo to Rock Island last even-
itip;. and called at the lodging house
at 'J. 1 1'J Fourth avenue, desiring to see
a younij lady who boards there. He
was refused admittance, the proprietor
mistaking him for another man aeainst
whom he has a sru Ige. Brown broke
ih window and inaietevJ ttmo Himiro
on the. door. He was arrested in Dav
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Gold Platinum Filling 50
Silver Filling 50
Geld Fillings, $1 and up 1.00
Gold Crowns, 22k., $4 and $5 4.00
Thin Elastic Plates 10.00
Best Red Rubber Plates 10.C0
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Over Speidel's Drug Store.
DR. C. S. MARSHALL.
Brazil coffee, per
9 bars Santa Claua
3-lb. can apples,
Horse Shoe Tobacco, P'-'C
Star Tobacco, per
10 bars Cudahy's Diamond
Best granulated .
Sugar, 19 lbs
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
Quaker Oats, per
New York gallon
3-lb. can Green
Pure catsup, 3
Cold Dust r-
4-lb package IOC
3-1 h can E;:;; Ifln
Quart hollo q
Ammonia for OC
21b pkg. Cern-Frul.11. Malta Too
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Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. n r
2 large cakes Ivory ir
2 cakes Sa polio 1 r-
3 lb can extra fancy Of"
sliced Pineapples L JC
Toothpicks, C large 1fl
Pure Maple Syrup, rtr
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Shredded Cocoa nut r-
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