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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1904.
Fublishea Dally and Weekly at 1624
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township In Rock Island county.
Monday, November 7, 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 Member State Board of Equaliz
ation F. M. Guthrie. Mercer 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,
Whatever you do or don't do. vote.
Vole the democrat ic ticket straigll.
Three votes for fleorge
A. Cooke for
Send a home man to congress in the
person of I. W. Matthews.
Vote for (Seorgo A. Cooke and return
an able anil experienced man to the
Illinois general assembly.
Vole for Allen. Naylon, Kyte
Johnson and place the riijiit
men in the county offices.
Vote for Allen and clean politics
as well as a clean administration of
the office of state's attorney.
Vote for Larry Stringer for governor
and place the high office in the hands
of a man unhampered by the influences
of political cliques.
I-'very presidential candidate Carl
Scliurz has supported in the last ::
years has been elected. He is sup
porting Parker this time.
It is announced that Mr. Corte-Iyou
will make a speech after the campaign
is over. What he says is expected
to depend largely upon circumstances.
The working men have the oppor
tunity to place one of their own num
ber on the state board of equalization
by the election of Cuthrie the demo
The safes: way. if you want to niahe
sure of intelligent interpretation of
your intentions on the part of the elec
tion judges is to scratch your ballot
as little as possible.
The Hoosev It ian display of temper
in the last days of the campaign, while
distinctly characteristic, has made as
many votes for his opponent as any.
thing that could lur e been done.
The Springfield Register, one of the
most pronounced Hryan papers in the
country, declares that if President
Koosee!t is as much interested in the
welfare of his country as he pretends
to be. he will vote for Juris? Parker.
The Chicago Tribune and the Chica
It com s with exceeding poor grace
for papers such as the Chicago Trib
une to appeal to editors of newspa
pers in the smaller cities in behalf of
the Chicago barter amendment or
any otlitr measure with any hope of
resjKnso upon tne strength of any in
fluence tv Tr;l !:ne may Lave with
the rural press, or for that paper to
take It upon itstlf to thank the coun
try newspapers for anything that may
have been said or done advantageous
to the proposition in which Chicago as
a city is manifestly concerned. The
Tribune's attempt at all times to un
derrate the influence of the newspaper
in the smaller communities has been
such that its efforts now to direct the
sentiment of such journals would prove
not only ineffectual but inconsistent.
Accordingly, let it be said that :'f
the papers which the Tribune has nev
er lost opportunity to regard as in
consequential, have given a portion of
their meagre influence to the aid of
tne Chicago charter movement, it has
been because of the standing of the
citizenship of Chicago that has been
back of the project, and not with any
regard to the Tribune's special attitud
toward it. The fact that the leaders
and candidates of the great political
parties in the state have unreservedly
committed themselves to the measure
in which Chicago is so concerned, to
say nothing of the plens that hav
been made by representative citizens
irrespective of politics has seemed to
commend the proposition to the voters
of the state, and this may still be re
garded as having a tremendous effect
upon thf people of the state regard
less of the fact that anonymous com
munications have come from Chieag'
setting forth reasons why the proposl
tion should be defeated.
In a word the open stand of good
citizens ought always to weigh in th
face of the efforts of people who are
indisposed to father their own efforts
Don'ts for Democrats.
Don't forget to vote early.
Don't forget that a democrat once is
a tie mocrat always.
Don't forget that the republicans
were confident of victory when Clove
land was last elected.
Don't forget that one democratic vot
away from the polls is equal to one
vote for the republican ticket.
Don t forget that taxes are getting
heavier every year and the republicans
are 'standing pat on this policv.
Don't forget that for four years
President Koosevelt has had daily op
portunities to check the trusts but has
done practically nothing.
Don't forget that Lawrence IJ. String
er is the democratic nominee for gov
ernor and to him you owe the privilege
of sending your children to any school
Don't forget that every farmer who
purchased a rural mail box during the
last two years had to pay tribute to
the republican national graft system,
which would be running now had it not
been accidentally exposed.
Don't forget that William J. Hryan
has consistently labored for Parker
and for the democratic ticket even
though the republican papers are try
ing their best to make it appear that
.Mr. Hryan is knifing the ticket.
Don't forget that thousands of dis
gusted republican voters in this state
will stay at home on election day in
preference to supporting sncil a
combination of grafters as is presented
by the republican state candidates.
Don't forget that a vote against
George A. Cooke is a vote for a re
publican in the seat in the legislature
that belongs to the democrats of this
Don't forget that a vote for Scott is a
vote for the boldest and most outra
geous political combination that ever
disgraced liock Island politics.
Word to Democrats.
William .1. Hryan makes his last
appeal in the current issue of The Com
moner: "Kvery man is responsible for his in
fluence, be it great or small. Kvery
democrat who votes for Parker votes
to defeat Roosevelt. Kvery democrat
who does not vote for Parker con
tributes toward the election of Roose
velt. On every question upon which
Judge Parkers position is open to
tit iii.in F . "J - . T .
i M iv i.-Mii. i ie iiieiu itooscveil s posi
' . w uere tiiey cutler, as
they do on many important questions
ci.iMi ir. iiui ami iiooscvcit is
Koosevelt favors a high tariff: Par
ker favors tariff reform. Roosevelt
.-,... j; - .
n. ..i it Maiming army ot cimhih at
the minimum: Parker favors a redue
lion oi tne army. Roosevelt has
brought the race issue into national
i"""'. i .ii er wouki remove the ru.ro
issue from politics.
"Roosevelt stands for a colonial pol
ie. i arher lavors independe nce for
the Filipinos and would make the
uoosevelt took into the white house
a spirit of war; Judge Parker would
substitute fer it a spirit of peace.
"rotir years more of Roost-velt would
make- economics and industrial reform
more difficult: Judge Parker's elec
tion would clear the way for economic
;.-ni-.-. i.m no democrat. iy veiling
again. ! Parker. er by refusing tn vote
take upon him.- If the responsibility for
four more years of Roosevelt ism."
Keep the Money at Home.
lien. Nelson A. Mile's, says: "The
hundreds of millions of dollars that
have lux n e xpe nded in the Philippine
islands, to say nothing of the thous
ands of lives that have been Iest. would
i, . .
n.ne put water upon every quarter
section of the ari.l land available for
that purpose, thus benefitting the home
builders of our own (Country. It would
nave given us a magnificent system of
good roads over our entire count rv. r
have built two' canals across the isth
mus. In fact, insteael of seeking to
subjugate the people of far distant
countries it woule! have, in my julg
ment, be much wiser to endeavor to
be ne fit our own people at home.
"There is more material wealth with
in enr own bonJers than is available
for the people of any other country on
earth. One-half of it still remains prac
tically unoccupied. The western half
of the I'nited States is occupied today
by scarcely more people than are
crowded in the Philippine islands an ;
area less in extent that that of New j
York and New England states, or the
territory of New Mexico."
Parker In New York.
New York has been a democratic
state since 1868. when the democratic
party was united and possessed an ef
ficient organization. The party is in
good fighting trim this year, and has
a better organization than it has had
since 1892. The democratic candidate
for president is a native New Yorker,
a man of the highest character and
of great ability. He will carry his
own state, as Tilden did, and as Hor
atio Seymour did. His opponent is a
New Yorker, too, but unlike Judge
Parker, his popularity is yet to be dem
onstrated. Mr. Roosevelt has never
been a strong candidate where he is
best known. He won out in a legisla
tive contest in 1S81, when he was run
ning in a strong republican district,
and he got a paltry plurality of 17,000
votes, when, with all his Cuban war
glory, he ran for governor in 1898. the
democracy not having recovered from
the disastrous defeat of 18S6. As can
didate for mayor of New York City,
Mr. Roosevelt was a bad third, being
distanced by the democratic candidate,
and left in the rear by the labor candi
date. CAMPAIGN WAS UNIQUE ONE
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remarkable' for its apathy, and seem
ing lack of interest which the voters
were taking in the canvass. There
were many meetings, but as a rule
they were not largely attended ner eli I
people show the intense interest that
has marked other campaigns. There'
has been also an absence of monster
meetings, all lay parades, theatrical
displays, noise and redfire that have
characterized the closing days of for
!- in cv York.
New York state for many years the
pivotal state, the arbiter of presiden
tial elections, has been regarded as
absolutely essential to the success of
either party. Ne w York may carry the
country. On this state the eyes of
the country have? been turned to this
The1 pe rsonality ef the- president and
his public acts, and the policy of the
republican party on several questions
before the:' people foi meri .1 basis of
the ebniocratie attack and re-publican
defense. The money issue of is;n; ami
19i0 did no! appear, tariff has been ar
gued to some extent, but the all ab
sorbing question and the one which?
made a whirlwind finish possible, wa
the- attitude of the democratic party
regarding trusis and corporations and
Parker's continued assaults upon the
chairman of the republican nntiouu-
I lax Mnele It I In' I wis lie-.
Parker marie this issue ihe issue of
his party, anel forced the lette-r of
defense from his opponent. Issues
raise-el in platforms, in speeches, of
notification and replies in letters of ac
ceptance and in literature of national
committee, we-re swe pt away in a day
nnri upon the brink of election the' par
ties confront each eiihe-r with the as
sertion anel denial of the two candi
dates, the h-ading feature. What oth
us have' said on mav say. anil what
the managers may claim or eb.'ny, a)!
goes fer nothing in the' fact of the
letiiarkable spectacle' of two presiden
tial caii'liriates clcjsing a contest with
public utterances of such rigor and
lirectness that no one can mistake
RETURNS A MAIMED MAN
Engineer Mead's Act of Heroism Saves
Lives of 62 Passengers.
Kriwin Mead. 2' years ago an engin
eer on the Rock Island road, and whose'
act of heroism saved the lives of ,2
passengers on the Northern Pacific
railway in February. 1!"2, near Noxon.
Mont., is in the city calling on old
frietiels. He will probably make his future-
home in Rock Island.
Mr. Me-ad is mt the man physically
that he was when he left Rock Island
for ihe far west. He was then a rug
gei young man. Today he is minus
his left hand ami walks on two limbs
weakened by fractures, injuries that
were su.-faine" d in the accident at
As hi- rounded a curve- Mead saw
the i rack cove-reel b a landslide a
short distance aheu.il. He could have
jumpe'd ami saved himself, but his
Liio'iglits we re' ot the lives in the coach
e i behind entru-ted to his keeping. He
heli! te his post, reversing the- her.
and slowi;.: the locomotive' elown m
that it re ma iled on the- track after
striking the- ol..-; rue tion.
Had it hit the landslide umi.-r full
steam t.n- train would have be-en eh-raile-el
ai. '. i he r' passengers hurled t
the- rocks Mi i ; :;Jo-. as the iraeks
follow ihe side- of a e!e e-p imi!!.v at thai
point. Mr. Me-ad brought suit for riam
ni:es against 'be Northern Pacific. He
was givtn a e relict fe.r $2".i?hi in th..
Jist rict court. The company has appealed
'e the I'niteel States elistric! court at
St. Paul. The hearing is to com" be
fore th.;; tribunal at an early elate.
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General nirwir hml under his com
mand a young maj r who in wartime,
by holding a narrow defile with a s'm-l
gle battalion, bad saved his command.
Garland Kent was consequently the j
Idol of the army. lie would have been!
in favor with the general had it not
been that he was a suitor for Violet,
the general's daughter. The general
had no mind to give her to a penniless j;
soldier, were he ever so brae. Violet
was a gem among women, and her
father saw an opportunity to marry
her to a stripling of I5ritish nobility,
young Vernon Parke next in line of
inheritance to the Earl of Rreretou.
Parke was a specimen of ti-e London
effeminate dissipated swelL- To save
him from falling any lower his family
had sent him to America to mingle
with a better grade of associates, and
he had straightway stumbled into
another pit, according to their estimate,
by falling in love with a girl without
family or fortune. Violet, unfortunate
ly for hr father's plans, favored (Jar
The young Englishman wa? on the
eve of a proposition when the anni
versary of the battle rolled roiinei in
which Major Kent bad saved the ar
my. The oilien-rs attached to heid.juar
ters and those stationed ne?ar by were
invited by the general to a banquet,
lie knew it would be expected of him
to i-lace Major Kent at the post of
honor em bis right. Parke was invited
- the' only civilian present and seated
on the general's left. All were gather
ed at a single table, so that tlw-re was
a perfect chain of men whose elbows
touched from the general around to
After coffee and cigars were brought
on the general made an address on the
feature's of the battle' they were cele
brating and insteael of mentioning
Kent's servie-e toe.k ccasion to reflect
on the conduct ef some of his otlicers.
Kent interrupted to defend them by
making an explanation, whereupon the
general showed his temper by giving
him the lie'.
Now, such an insult at such a time
between eejuals would call for a chal
lenge. Rut no subordinate can resent
an insult coming from a superior, es
pecially his general. Kent was in a
very embarrassing position, but be
proved himself equal to the occasion.
Taking up bis wineglass, be threw its
consents in the face of the man sitting
next to him. saying as be did so:
"The general's Insult; pass it on."
The man receiving the insult threw
his wine into the face of the man sit
ting next on his right, repenting Kent's
weils. Anel so the Insult went chnvn
tlx- table to the further end and was
coming back when what must be the
termination of the matter was remark
et by those present, especially the gen
eral. The last man to pass the insult
was Vernon Parke, who, if he did so,
would give it to the general. j
As the wine throwing came up the
table opposite Kent lie arose and in a
voie-e to be heard bj- all said:
"General, may I ask the favor that
you will change seats with me for a
few moments V" I
The general was In a quandary. If
he declined, Parke would be placed in
a position tvnsult him. I.f he tissenteel
Parke would he expected to insult
Kent. Parke being a civilian. It wjjs
permissible that he should insult the
general, and it was equally premissi
ble that he should insult Kent. Hut
it was out.of.Jlm nipatoix.tliaL-Parke
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should insult his host, with whom he
hod no quarrel. It was under the cir
cumstances incumbent upon the gen
eral to change places with Kent and
give him an opportunity to gain satis
faction for the insult he could not re
ceive from his commander.
As the words. "The genewal's insult;
pass it on." came nearer the' general
sat a picture f elise- untit lire. If he
retaiiuM his plai-e without a reason
that would be aeveptable to bis cQcers,
who were all in sympathy with Kent,
he woubl be their gi-neral no longer
except by virtue of bis rank, for they
ould all e-oiielemii him. If he gave
up his sevit be wouM put bis guest In
a position to t.ike his quarrel off his
hands, and the?- effeminate nobleman
was but a poor niate-h for the fighting
The insult was within thre men of
Vernon Parke. The geuie'ral turned
from 0.:!c to reel er f
as it came a tile neari
i;i red te w hite
. There was a
wnv out of
'hi' riatte . but a way not
to the general's liking. Nevertheless
he bael been driven t' it by tbe wit of I
his subordinate. :vA there was no es
cape for him. Wl.en the man sitting
next to Parke was roe-eiving the insult
tiie general rose ami. turning to Kent,
"Major, please- aevept my apology."
There was ;i lui
of applause that
. . T ,
made- the r. m r:
r,-. nd the general
l:n'W that In' hail saved himself from
being the most uupetpular man in the
army and bail niaele frienels of those
who would otherwise have been his
The oc. tiri etie c was not long in reach
ins; Vji)i;f. . P.Vick's ears. Tbi, teoiDla-
T H E BIG
tb.n to aiVept a pro.-n-wive ;,!?.. -
had 1 e-e:i -"":it. 1 . 1 1 T sic- had nit ni:ide
, , , .. ,,
up 1 e- ! .;:! . give up love for it. Her
lover'.-; ..dmuness in turning a ehsagree
abb' position into a triumph was the
featluT in the scale ibat cause-el love
to outweigh ambition.
Parke-'s offer and accepted Kent. The
otlicers at the dinner had had an in
kliu?iof the situation. :inel wkem Kent's
engage'ti.e-nt. was anuounceel they e-on-s-dcre-el
it a triumph at whii h they had
ussiste-d. They gave the major a fare
well supper, at wbie-h the general pre
sieh'il, and lie knew that his daughter's
hss of a coronet had retaineel fur him
1 the affection of bis otlicers.
JIAHV JOHNSTON WOOD.
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