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THE 'ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1904.
PublUhe Dully nl Weekly at U24
Bccond avenue. Koelc Xftland. III. En
tered at tha postoffice as second-claxs
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
the front. A voting primary with a
secret ballot imay bead off some of
THE CENTURY IN 1905.
TERMS Dally. 1 cents per week.
Weekly. $1 Pt year In advance.
All communication of argumentative
cbararter. political or rellffloua. mt
bava real nam attached for publlca
tlon. No such articles will b printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correvpnnden'-e noliclted from crery
township In Rock Inland county.
Tuesday, November 15, 1904.
The trust are not showing any
alarm over the results of the election
We've heard much. perhaps too
much, about what the republicans have
won. And. if only for variety, please
tell us wbat they naven t pot.
Visitors to tha Ixwi. and Clarke
exposition in Portland next year will
not -take in the Midway." or "go down
the Tike." Tiiey will -Hit the Trail."
Ingersoll said that when Missouri
should ko republican he would turn
christian. He missed the opportunity
of a-life-time, of an eternity, in fact.
Missouri will never go republican
again. St. Ivmis Republic.
The enthusiasts who are already
present in s the name of Charles S. De
imti for president in 19S are under
Mtspicion at trying to set rid of him
by taking him out of the state. They
had better wait a year at least.
-Gas" Addicks is demonstrating that
perseverance and a pocketbook can
accomplish anything- He has debauch
-d the voters of Delaware for many
years and is at last about to succeed
in pet in k himself elected to the United
Some invest Igator with a good deal
of leisure lime at his disposal claims
to iiave foun.I that eighteen men named
Smith ran for congress last Tuesday.
Including eight members who tried to
succeed themselves. There were eight
Drown and six Joneses on the list.
Jlecords show that altogether there
were !.! 1 candidate for congress.
No Time to Weep.
Judge Herrick. defeated democratic
randidate for governor cf New York,
-This Is the time for the democrats
to weep and moan. Those who are
democrats in principle will continue
the fight. Any one can fight wlien he U
winner. the democratic party
idio-jr it ran keep it up when beaten
and eventually turn victory into do
feat. To democrats I say: 'Keep up
the organizations we have and
strengthen them as much as iiossible.
It Will Be Necessary In Every Home
Where Peoole Think.
To read the plans of The Century
for the year ISO.", is, with most persons,
to decide to own the magazine, for the
list of artists and writers is more at
tractive than ever before. Three se
rial arouse special interest: -Sandy."
by Mrs. Alice Hegan Rice, author of
Mrs. Wigg of the Cabbage Patch."
and "lively Mary; a new serial from
the fascinating pen of Mrs. Humphrey
Ward, ami a novel. "Rise o the
Rier. by Kate Douglas Wiggin
There will be short stories. i. from
the world's be?t ami most impiiiar
writers of fiction: Kudyard Kipling.
Anthony Hope. Jack Indon. Marion
Crawford. Ruth McKnery Stuan. Owen
Wistner, Miriam Michelson. Irving
Uarheller. Booth Tarkingfnn. and
scores of others.
Beginning in the December issue are
Ambassador White's reminiscences of
his mission to Germany from 1-97 to
llu2. one of the most notable series of
memories recently published. During
Charles F. Rush will write for
The Century of the invention and
present status of "The Arc-Light:"
George Westinghouse. of "The Air
Brake;" Nikola Tesla. of "The Trans
mission of Power:" Frank J. Sprague,
of "Electric Traction." Melville E
Stone, manager of that great organiza
tion. the American Press, will describe
its origin and methods, its collection
and distribution of news, its opera
tion in Europe, and its service in war
time. There will be articles of gen
eral scientific interest and importance
from Prof. Henry Fairfield Osborn
Gilbert H. Grosvenor. Prof. Russell H
Chittenden. Frank N. Chapman, and
Helen Keller. American architecture
will be treated at length, special papes
covering "The New Naval Academy."
"The New Custom-house in New
York. "The New Congressional
Buildings." "The Capitol Extension."
"The New National Museum." and
"The New York Public Library." An
other feature of the year will be a
series of papers telling of historic
homes in France, with illustrations by
Jules Guerin and Andre Castaigne.
And it is promised that the east and its
Interests, that lield to which all eyes
are turning today, will be treated in a
nutnler of valuable and imjtoriant
articles. The art features of The
Century have always been of notable
beauty !)" will advance the stand
The value of The Century In any
home cannot be estimated. It means
hours of entertainment. It means ac
quaintance with the best of mod rn art.
It means accurate and intimate knowl
edge of all imjortant investigations in
science and of all reform movements
and interests. It means friendship
with .he best writers of the day. It
14.000 POUNDS SWEETNESS
And now comes William E. Curtis
and say that Parker's eleventh hour
rprecbe din-ctly accusing Roosevelt
und Cortc!u of blackmailing the
trusts are what cau-d the landslide.
As a matter of fact those speeches did
not change a single vote, the handwrit
ing hating been ou the wall before Par
ker commenced spev-chmaking at all ex
tept Is a profuuetory way. The trusts
w re undoubtedly on the side of Roose
velt, as they are wont to play the win
ner, but this v ar they did not have to
disgorge to any extent calculated to
change the result. Although it is con
ceded they contributed liberally. Roose
velt was elected In spite of all. just as
there is ouch u thing as a country being
so rich in natural resources and unde
veloped opjortuniti.s as to have pro-
l-rity in spite of being sapped by the
leeches created by special privilege
The ieople carried the election this
j ear and whatever trust money was
thrown into the canvass went toward
The Essential Primary Iaw.
It Is the duty of the next Illinois
legislature to provide a primary law.
The people of the state have expressed
themselves on the point and there is
no mistaking the figures that have
lcen turned In. The party in power
has declared itself as favoring such a
law. so that there remains nothing to
do except go ahead and enact.
We may ex jn-ct a voting primary
hereafter. One feature that Is import
ant is that of the voting by secret bal
lot. A voting primary' I not worth a
rap if the bosses can stand around and
U-arn how each man votes. At last it
has come to be realized that the pri
mary Is an important feature of the
government. Too often there is the
pUce where the mischief is done in se
lecting men for ofHcv. and in taei-e
days of "ami.-lid-? it is no easy matter
tor th tu'coiit-r party to beat a yellow
1oj -wLo may get nominated from the
The com u x j J-.:.-t had a big Lmd.-li.lo.
a little the heaviest in the history of
the na rn. It may be expected that
the yellow dog candidates in the domi
nant part tn try hard for the next
two J ears, perhaps longer, to rush to
Prophetstown Man Ships Year's Crop
of Honey Season a Poor Or.e.
The be man of Prophet st own. Hen
ry Stewart. shited last week II. mm
pounds tf honey to Springfield. M.iss.
This honey is of his own raising. He
receives from 1" to 10 cents a otind
for it according to grade. The honey
is the product of 4."0 stands of bees
which he owns and which he. with
the help of another man has managed
this last summer. This shipment is
just about one half of his crop last
year and Mr. Stewart lays the failure
to the season. He also says that the
crop is d"!ich nt in quality, due to the
late make, most of the honey having
been made this fall, and this grade
generally floes not suit the palate of
the average inron nearly so well as
the tarly made honey.
The spring crop is usually made
from white clover and this honey com
mauds the top of the market. Mr
Stewart also has a good supply of bees
wax on hand, something like 5"0
pounds, and this he will tise Hi a great
extent in the manufacture of foundation.
WHEELER AFTER THE CLERKS
Game Warden Issues Circular Lette
About Hunters Licenses.
John A. Wheeler, state game com
missioner, has issued the following
circular letter to clerks who sell
hunters" licenses: "It has come to
my knowledge that a great many
clerks are issuing hunters' licenses
without the regulation application
The law Is very clear on that point
and every applicant for the hunters'
license mut fill out. sign and make
oath to the application which is pro
vided by this office for that purpo.-e
and this must be done In every ease
hereafter. Township clerks mho do
not hold commission as a notary pub
lie. or Justice of the eace. do not
have authority, under the law. to ad
minister the oath to the applicant for
hunters" license, and in such case the
applicant must first go before a regular
notary public or Justice of the peace,
who will administer the oath to his
application. The failure of a great
many township clerks to take th reg
ular sworn applications, according to
law. has been the source of a great
deal of complaint, hard feeling among
citizens and annoyance to this office
and this custom should cease immediately."
A girl's "complexion" may be stamp
ed on her lover's heart, but most of
the "complexion" comes off unless put
there by Hollister'a Rocky Mountain
Tea. -Powder's a bad thing. T. II.
DAILY SHORT STORY
CAPTURING A STRONGHOLD.
In the army an officer, especially a
young officer, I often between two
fires. As conunander he must keep the
lead, and yet there may be men under
him who are in certain circumstances
better fitted to command than himself.
Lieutenant Lyon Hail after being
graduated at West Toiut spent most of
his time while a second lieutenant oa
some duty requiring him to live in a
city and ou leing promoted was order
ed to Fort K.. a frontier post, where,
bis captain being absent, he found
himself In command of bis troop. He
had scarcely arrived when news came
that the Indians bad risen, captured a
ranch some forty miles away ami were
luakiusr themselves at houe on the
premises. Hail was ordered to go and
capture or diserse them.
The lieutenant was a goodoflioer, but
Le knew no more about Indiau lighting
than a schoolloy. The colouel can
tloned blin to take points from bis lirst
sergeant. Stabler, and Hall, if he bad
been more used to such campaigning,
would not have serupled to Ui so. It
was the consciousness of las inexpert
nee that deterred him from acknowl
edging it. Stabler was an old soldier.
thoroughly trained in obeying orders
without asking question!- and not like
ly to give points unless asked for
When the command reached a point
not far from the ranch the lieutenant
called a halt and went forward alone
to a point where he could see the
ranch. It was too far to see individu
als. lmt near enough to disvru earth
works thrown up around the lionse.
Hail was puzzled. Somehow it didn't
seem like the Iiidiitn- he had rend
about to fortify themselves even in the
most primitive style. The responsibili
ties attached to this new kind of work,
to use au expressive word, rattled him,
and he was incapable of exercising
good, hard common sense. He resolved
to attack the place even under the dis
advantage of it being fortified. It was
fast growing dark, and he would wait
till night came and then order a charge
over the low dirt breastworks.
The commaud were ordered to dis
mount, picket their horses and get
their suppers. Hail uotleed the first
sergeant go to the front and take a
look at the enemy. When he returned
the lieuteuiiiit spoke to him with
view to eliciting any tiling that might
have occurred to him
Sergeant." he said, -could you make
out how mauy of them there are?"
"There's about VM in all. 6ir."
"Just about our liumber?"
"See that the men's arms and am
munition are in good condition. We
may have a longer fight of it than I
The sergeant looked up, with a sin
gular surprise on his face, but said
"About 10 o'clock I propose to draw
the command up in Hue of battle and
charge over their works.
Still the sergeant said nothing, and
as hi commander seemed to have
nothing further to communicate b
saluted respectfully and Joined tin
meu, who were comfortably eating
their supper. Hail noticed him going
among them and speaking to them
He presumed he was transmitting the
order, but was surprised that be did so
iu a low tone. The men listened to the
sergeant attentively and when he was
through went on eating their suppers.
Hall admired the sang frold with which
they received notice of a fight wherein
some of them were liable to bite the
Aliotit i) o'clock the moon rose, and
It was liht as day. This did not trou
ble the lieutenant since the attack was
to le made over a short distance in the
open and the enemy would have no
time to gather for defense. He or
dered the sergeant to form the men
under cover of the timber without us
Ing the bugle and as silently as possi
ble. When they were in line Hall gave
bis orders. They were to charge at a
gallop and when within a hundred
yards of the earthworks to open Are.
Then, turning his horse about and
drawing bis saber. In a low tone be
gave the order, "Forward!" and spur
red toward the ranch, leading the attack."
It was a fine slfrht to see a line of
horsemen, the moonlight glittering on
their arms and aceouterments, gallop
ing toward the ranch where the In
dians must have been asleep, with no
pickets out. for not a light was to be
seen. When Hall came near the earth,
works be ookl back and was surpris
ed to see his men moving by fours to
the left. ' Astonished that they should
be making such a detour without or
ders when they were to attack the
works, be reined in to discover what It
meaut. Sergeant Stabler led them
around to where there was an opening
in the works, and they all rode Inside
without firing a shot.
Thunderstruck. Hail spurred hia
horse over the works and rode down
on the other side into the inclosure.
There were bis men dismounting, while
scattered about in bivouac were a
troop of cavalrymen like themselves.
Their captain advanced to meet him,
and there was a parley, to which Hail
listened, while the other told him that
he bad taken the place the morning be
fore, but hearing that a large band of
Indians were out for war he had con
cluded to throw up some dirt for de
fense. Bot during the day word bad
come that the Indians Lad gone back
on to their reservation'.
Stabler, who was an excellent sol
dier In every respect. Induced his men
to keep the secret, and no one ever
knew how Lieutenant lall had charg
ed a troop of his own regiment and
captured It without firing a shot, i
. GEOBGE HERBERT BOHX.
ARE AFTER A BIG CONTRACT ' coccccK;occccce2CKxxocx n
Messrs. Sexton and Burks Sid oi Rcc
Island Road Concession.
M. H. Sciiion. of t'.v.s city, and P.
R. Burke, president of the Denver club
In the Western baseball league, are
bidders for tiie news and crtinu hous?
privileges along the Rock Island rail
road system. Of course there are oth
ers after the concession, but Messrs.
Sexton end Durke stand as Rood a
chance as any in landing it. In the
event they are successful it will prob
ably result in both being on the roa-.l
the greater part of the year. The in
coiue from the concession is under
stood to be over $2t0.'00 a year.
Chicago. Nov. 13. Following ar? the
spelling. ftittnvKt. lowest ana closing
Uuotuujiii in today!, markets:
l.teint.r. HON. lj-!h. It!. 111.
JIhv. IIS',. irs"-j. 1111.
July, :s. ". !T.
Iec-iri"ier. rn';. '', ."l, G.
.M.-v. n; 4-,. 4-;. -ir,.
July. 4S4. 4;-"S.. 4 J7,,.
t' cenilr. I's7),. 2"T. 2"'4.
May. :ti-,. :n -. 3t4. at1,.
July. 31 -S. 31 31 x.
January. 1 2.i;7. 12.".."i. 12. .1.1. 12..15 .
May, ri;i. 1 2.0.1. 12 :17. 12.00.
January. 7. 7.0.1. 7.2. 7.02.
May. 7.17. 7.17, 7.17. 7.17.
January. CIO. ii.:,u. fi.5. fi.,10.
May. t;.i:it. .;2. .. t;.a.
Keeelt-ts to.I.iv: Wheat 7S. nirn 40.1.
oats Kir. hogs 3::."J0. euttlv 13.000.
h-p 22. oil".
M':is market ).n'! weak to .1r lower,
l.iirlit t.B'.Mr t.s.1. mixed anl butchers
4.05i 4. !'.".. kooiI lieuvy. 4 .10 '! 4.90. rough
heavy 4. .10 Ui 4. G.I.
"attle market opened weak.
Sheep market cipeneil stead v.
Hotfs nt Omaha It. 000. cattle 7,000.
I loirs at Kansas City 15.000. cattle- I'J.
V. S. Yards. 8:40 a. m. I!or market
weak. ;1i- to 10c lower, l-iplit 4. .15 i 4.KO.
mixed and butchers 4.t;0f 4.90, trend
heavy 4.4:1i 4.87. routrh heavy 4.45ti.
Cattlo m-irket weak to lot- lower.
Ileeves 2.C0 4i 6..I0, cows and heifers l.oo
' 4.2o. Texas steers 2.7.1 tit 4.30. stookcrs
and feeders l.sosi. 4.0o.
Sheep market strunp.
ltor market closed steady. LiiKht
4.5.1i 4.K.I. mixed and butchers 4.tiir
4.1o. trood heavy 4.4.1 i 4.90, rough heavy
Cattle market closed weak.
Sheep market opened steady.
Tien York Stock.
New York. Nov. 11. Sugar 109'i. i;s
37S. C. It. I. c i'. tiS. Southern I'acilio
97 H. & O. N7. Atchison common
l2i. Atchison preferred 173i. "., M.
V St. lfiti'i. Copper r2i. W. V. Tel.
Co. 13'B. N. Y. Central 14o. 1 & N. 43,
c. ,! a. 4. Heading common laSH.
Canadian I'acilio 14 M. Leather common
To-s.. R K. T. 47. I'acilic aiait. SS. I. S.
Steel preferred 2. t S. Steel common
I'eiina 10s,. Missouri Iacith
IMi. t'nion Pacific 7.1. Coal & Iron
Krie common 4fi:iH. Wabash pre
ferred 24. C. A: 1. W. l.lo a,. Illinois
Central 31'. Car Foundry tll'4, Kepub
lic Sleel preferred ltVi-
A large variety of medium and long lengths that look
well, wear well and protect you well from severe weather.
Properly lined and perfectly tailored; made in black,
brown, oxford-gray and mixed colors, from fine beaver,
vicunas, kerseys and imparted Scotch overcoating. A per
fect fit for every form a proper price for every purse.
Our money-back guarantee goes with every purchase. A
most complete assortment to select from; prices from
7.50 to $27.50
I.OCAI. TIIAHIiKT CONDITIONS.
rotloM Quota! loan on Provision, Live
Stock FVetl and Fnrl.
Itock Island. Nov. 1.1. Following are
the wholesale quotations in the local
Pro tttloiiM unci Produce.
TMttcr Cri anierv. 231'. ; dairv. 19.
Kkk Fresh. I'Jc.
I -a rd 9c
I Ii'h linltrv WnHnir a-fi ir-L?.i S. nor
pound; hens. 7c per pound; ducks, Se
t urkkeys. lofi 1 lc.
duc ks Sc; turkeys lOTillc.
r ......i.l.... . ..... ..... rr. -
Frrd and Purl.
train New corn 40if 42c; oats, 30 iff
"Forage Timothy hay. $10.00 ft; $11.00:
prairie $10 uu'n 10. .10; straw $6.00 $T.00.
Wood Hard, per load. $.1.00 ft $5.50.
-o:i 1. 11 in p.. per iusnei, no; slack,
per bushel. 7c.
CattU Steers $3.r.iif .1.71; cows and
heifers f'-t '! 4.."0: calves $3 ft .1.7.1.
II'W-.Mixed and butchers 4. .10 Si .1.00.
Slo-ei, Yearling. or over $3.00 4.00;
lambs $3.00 to 5. GO.
Men's Suits from $7.50 to
Tri-City Transfer and
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Daily wasonj to
Moline and Davenport. We also
handle the best gra!os of hard
and soft coal. A portion of
rour patronage is respectfully S
5 solicit. Satisfaction gnaran- a
teed. New 'phone 5461, old 545. q
P Office, 215 Twentieth Street, O
8 Ruck Island. 111. g
FRANK A. FREDERICKS.
Schreincr Shop, 1121 Fourth
Jobbing promptly done. Win
dow and door screens a spec
ialty. Sat if fact ion guaran
teed. Residence, 413 Eleventh
street. Old ' Phone west S24.
Tfie World's Fair
Now or Not at All.
Now or not at all. When the gates
close, they close forever. There are
many things worth seeing which never
can be seen again.
Low ROctes Every Da
Let me tell you about them and
about the Burlington's train service
to St. Lous.
F. A. RJDDELL, Agent.
'Phones Old 680. New 6170.
A Dollar ved' !
LPT Is a Dollar Made. pfifei
IT IS NOT SO MUCH THE AMOUNT YOU EARN, BUT IT IS WHAT YOU SAVE THAT ENABLES YOU
TO ADD TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON FURNITURE, CARPETS, RUGS,
STOVES, ETC., AND AT THE SAME TIME YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT YOU ARB MAKING YOUR PUR
CHASES FROM THE BIGGEST AND BEST SELECTED STOCK IN THIS VICINITY. OUR STOCK THIS FALL
IS THE LARGEST WE HAVE EVER CARRIED AND INCLUDES THE FINEST PRODUCTS OF THE BEST
MAKERS IN THIS COUNTRY MANUFACTURERS WHO KNOW NO EQUALS. OUR PRICES ARE AS WIDE
IN RANGE AS OUR STOCK IS LARGE, AND WE ARE SURE THAT WE CAN SUIT YOU NO MATTER WHAT
YOUR TASTES MAY BE. ALL THAT WE ASK IS THAT YOU COME AND LOOK. NO TROUBLE TO SHOW
Watch, our ads for the Buck Junior Contest for
Children, Which Vill Begin Soon.
CLEMANN . SALZMANN