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ITHE !ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1904.
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Correspondence aollclted from every
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earnest support of all good citizens of
Wednesday, November 16, 1904.
Republican "prosperity" in the next
four years will depend largely on the
Thousands ft patriotic Russians
cheered Alexk-ff when he arrived at
t. Petersburg. No doubt they were
glad be had Rot out of Manchuria.
To you remember the Maine? Well,
they say a salvage company has bought
the wreck and will exhibit it at Coney
Inland. Not a very glorious ending.
MUmouH. Massachusetts. Minnesota
and Colorado, with their records in the
gubernatorial fight a wwk ago. form
the silver lining of the heavy clouds
Chicago Inter Ocean: A political par
ty is never in such danger as when it
M-ems to itself to be perfectly secure
in powi-r through an overwhelming
victory. That is the position of the
republican party today, and unless it
hee the truth about its position and
takes its measures accordingly, its
overthrow is only a question of time.
To Curb Electoral Corruption.
liourke Cockran's promise to move
1m the coming jtettidon of con g rex a
resolution to provide for investigating
campaign contributions to presidential
elections is already provoking much
discussion. There are few who will
dispute the patriotic purple of the
eloquent New York representative or
the desirability of curbing the venality
that disgraces our presidential con
test. - It is estimated that In Indiana
a '.one there are no less than TO.ooo
"floaters.- whose votes go to the party
having the mot money and making
the largest bids for them.
Hut the quetion arises as to tbe
power of congress to enter into the
proposed investigation and to restrain
corruption of the suffrage, as it is
urged that presidential electors are
wfate official, and therefore beyond
the reach of federal legislation. Con
gress ban inquired, however, into cor
ruption in the (lections of members
of both the senate an1 house. On
proof of election corruption, members
of the house have been ejected from
their seats. A way, therefore, may bo
found for congress to deal with the
elections for president without infring
lag upon tbe rights of the states or
amending the constitution.
An indecent plea, says the Philadel
ph!a Record, is made for the practice
wnicn HotirKe tockran proposes to
curb with the assertion that "every
body who kuows anything of cam
paigns knows that corporations con
tribute more or less to one side or the
other, and sometimes to both." It is
with this knowledge that it is proposed
to legislate against a gigantic evil. An
honest citizen will have no hesitation
to reveal what he contributes for the
legitimate objects of a cause which
he deems promotive for the public
welfare. He has no motive for conceal
ments. H is not so with the corpora
tions. Their cam pa inn contributions
are made in secret. They are often
made. too. without the consent of
stockholders, many of whom if con
suited would indixnantiy protest
against such lawless expenditure of
In this consists one of the iniquit
04is features of corporation levies of
money for political campaigns. The
naive confession that they sometimes
contribute to both sides sufficiently
demonstrates that their money is inten
ded to corruptly influence both sides
for securing ends inconsistent with the
public welfare. The multi-millionaire
directors of a colossal trust may indi
v (dually subscribe what they please
for a political campaign. Tbe more
they personally contribute to maintain
a tariff system that enables them to
gather an enormous spoil the more
readily will it be seen that they have
an interot hostile to the people at
large. Rut it is downright dishonesty
in theci or in the directors of any other
corporation to dip into the corpora
tion coffers and take money of tbe
stockholders not subscribed or intend
ed for uso in political campaigns.
Money ih;M dishonestly taken from
stockholders without their knowledge
and eonsPD rs not designed for honest
use in political contests.
It is acalnst this dangerous iniquity,
never L.-Tore so flagrant as in the pres
idential election just decided, that
Bourke Cock ran Las declared war. lie
deserves tbe encouragement and
Why Khoald Good Men Keep Oot?
Sometimes we hear the complaint
that the strong men of the country do
not go into politics as much as they
should, and it seems to be especially
true that the proper men do not as
often as they should seek office. Of
course there are a few exceptions, for
each of the two leading parties has
very capable men in positions of public
trust, high and low. Rut on the whole
it is mediocrity, or a shade less, that
makes it a life business to seek politi
cal preferment. There has been com
plaint because of this, some going so
far as to say it looks bad for the future
The Decatur Review, discussing the
subject, says: "When one comes to look
the thing over there is not much won
der that the strong men are disposed
to fight shy of a political career. The
uncertainties in that are too great.
We have illustrations just now. Ren
F. Caldwell Is a very able representa
tive: be is a man of good sense and is
also a good worker. Perhaps there is
no district that is looked after better
than Caldwell does his. His district
is strongly democratic, and yet he is
set aside in a landslide, and that when
there is not a man in the district who
has anything against bim.
"Then there is Congressman J. R.
Williams in the Carmi district in this
state. There is another able and gen
ial man. and a very good campaigner.
His district is democratic, but he is
caught in the landslide. It is demon
strated that even the ablest men. for
tunately situated, cannot depend on
keeping themselves in place.
"It is not such a serious matter for a
man like Caldwell, for he is rich and
has business that will occupy his time,
and profitably. Williams is not rich,
and now he has to begin to try to pick
up something at home. He will go to
congress later, perhaps, and stSl later
he will run into other landslides and
be bruised. Williams is a man of abil
ity; if he had kept away from politics
altogether he would now be strong in
some other line, and he would have
something on which he could depend.
"That Is the thing that the strong
nun of the country see. and nearly a'.1
of them refuse to have anything to do
with a political career beyond takings
mild interest during campaign times.
"Zeno J. Rives and Frank Dickson.
two young men. are elected to congress
from districts that normally are
heavily democratic. There is consid
erable talk about the good fortune tht
has befallen thtse men. As a matter
of fact they have ben done a serious
injury if they allow the political roi
crobe to get too deeply
DAILY SHORT STORY
A TEST OF DISPOSITION.
NEW TEACHER AT THE V i L L A ' oocceecoecMxc g
Miss Kathleen Murphy Assitant in Mu
Miss Kathleen Murphy, of Now York,
has accepted a position as assistant
teacher in the musical department at
Villa do Chantal. Miss Murphy is not
only a thorough teacher, but an artist,
having studied for two years under the
celebrated Godowsky. She also stud
ied vo!ce with the best artists in New
York. For several years Miss Murphy
was at the head of the department of
music in Alva Normal college, one of
the largest institutions in the west.
Chicago Denta' Company
OFFICE 1617J4 SECOND AVENUE.
fhere la no period In man or wom
an's life so full of unconscious, inno
cent deception as the wooing period. I
met Miss Caroline Kennedy in tbe
country during tbe summer and was
thrown with her for one week only,
but since every hour was spent in
"dreaming the happy hours away" the
seven days counted for a good deal.
We lived in the sunshine, walking
through lields teeming with chirping
Insects, through woods alive with sing
ing birds, drove over hill and dale and
floated on wafer that now sparkled
in tbe sun, now flowed languidly under
When we parted I had asked Miss
Kennedy to te my life companion, and
she had consented conditionally. "This
is Uot the humdrum of life." she said
Here all is rose colored. I wish to
see if you. having arisen on a gloomy
winter morning, dressed in . a cold
room, gone to business in a piercing
wind laden with snowflakes. leen bar
assed by business details during the D 1 ri 1 c K vt rA.etincJ
I .... 1 . m-V"k 1 1 O O n H
Lie during the evening." . uu "
Ti,..ra .. c ,.,,,..1, ..,1 .,wa i ii ime uesi ami mosi chiciui uruiiucui
this that I ac.mle.sced at once and dMi to all cases
asked her for her plan. READ THIS
"You shall take up your residen-e in We have a patent thin elastic plate
our Louse la tbe city for one month, with natural gums taat Gts in all cases
During that time we will live under and when others fail. We use no cheap
tbe same roof, and our disositions will material in our office, for our work is
be laid bare to each other." all guaranteed to be equal to the high
To this I agreed and after n dozen or est priced dentists and to be first class
more kisses left her. not to see her I in every respect. Notice our prices be-
again till tbe middle of November, low. they are always the same:
when I was to spend tbe trial month at CLEANING FREE.
uer uouse. I f. cr;ii:nn
I am an amiable man wlien nothing Q0d platinum Filling 50
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The old rafter IJnehan. purchased
by the Ryman Une company, of the
lower river, two years aco. sank re
cently at Nashville, where she had
been undergoing repairs. The boat
was tilted over while her seams were
being calked, when the water poured
into the dry seams thus submerged,
and the boat sank suddenly in 20 feet
of water. The Ixiat is being raised.
Notice has been given that the lights
on the upper Mississippi river from
the head of navigation to Keokuk.
Iowa, will not burn after Nov. 2).
Therefore the 2th day of the present
month, or next Sunday, officially marks
the close of the season of navigation
for the present year. The notice Is
(Misted by W. R. Caperton. inspector of
the Fifteenth lighthouse district.
The recommendation of Gen. Mac
kenzie for an appropriation of $100,000
by congress for improvements on the
upper Mississippi river during the next
fiscal year was heard with much satis
faction by the residents of the river
cities. It is hoped tliat this amount, if
not a larger one. will be set aside for
improvements on the great waterway
Rumors are afloat in Savanna re
garding the proposed building of a new
bridge there, according to the tapers
of the up-river city.
The stage of water was 5a at 6
a. m.. and 5.75 at noon.
Tbe Mississippi will continue to fall
at nearly the present rate between Du
buque and Muscatine.
D'ng'r I Igt. Change
Une. 8 a.m. 24 hrs.
Feet. Feet. Fee
St. Paul 14 4.4 ii.l
Red Wing II S.K 0..)
Reeds landing 12 3.7 0.1
La Crosse 12 5.0 0.2
P. du Chien IS C.o 0.;
Dubuque 1H . o.3
Le Claire 10 4.3 0.3
Davenport 15 5.S o."
Des Moines Rapids.. .. 3.3 0.1
Keokuk 15 5.5 o.2
St. Louis 3u 7.S 0.1
Kansas City 21 fi.3 :U
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
cured thousands of cases of piles.
bought a box of DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve on recommendation of our drug
gist." so wriites C. H. I.aCrox. of Za
vai;a. Tex., "and used it for a stubborn
case of piles. It cured me permanent
ly." Sold by all druggists.
II. M. Coosby. Grand Rapids Wife
could not eat nor sleep. All run down.
Three packages Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea made her strong and
healthy. 35 cents, tea or tablet. T. H.
and Irascible for the moment, though
cloud is followed by sunshine hit quick
succession. During the month I ;spent
in Miss Kennedy's home 1 confess I
was always ou my guard. I tn:ideit a
iMjInt to come down to breakfast in u
happy tuood. and on returning in the
evening from business, no matter wtiat
bad been tbe annoyances of the day. I
was in an excellent humor. It occurred
to me that tbe test was a farce !
caue I was always prepared. Tbe
femlniti stupidity of my ladylove in
considering it of value was very charm
lug to uie.
tti the evening before the month was
up I came home from business after
dark to find the house unusually cold
aud cheerless. Tbe light bad not
been lighted nnd some one had left a
window ut in the drawing room, for
I could feel tbe raw nir pouriug in. 1
went into the room and started to go
across the floor to put down the win
dow. On the way I ran my instep a
very tender spot ngninst the roeker of
I nm not habitually used to swearing.
but the pain on this occasion drew
forth an oath. I was terror stricken
at remembering that soin? one might
have heard me. I listened, but could
not bear a sound in the house.
"Ail out shopping. I suppose." I mut
tered. "Rut why they wanted toleave
Fuch an uncomfortable bouse for a. man
to come home to I can't see."
I pushed forward, struck a table and
heard the cracking of broken glass on
the floor. I knew that I bad knocked
over a lamp globe of considerablevalue
and I well. I swore.
stepping on tbe broken glass that
cracked again under my feet, I went
on toward tbe window and struck one
of those delicate stands used for bric-a
brae. I cursed that Idiosyncrasy of
women which leads them to put such
fragile articles in men's way, and by
this time It seemed impossible for me
to find words lurid enough to express
I made up my mind to firstuiose the
window, then strike a light, then clear
away the rubbish. Suddenly reniem
bering that I was still on trial. I
braced myself to be ready when tbe
ladies came in, with a smile at my dis
comfiture and a quiet, well modulated
reference as to what I would do to
make good the loss. Unfortunately,
tefore the window, a south exposure.
were u number of plants perched on
rests especially fitted to be knocked
over, and, reaching for the sack. I up
set a flowerpot, which broke to pieces
and, I knew, covered the floor with
Sim-e there was no one to hear me, I
showed my wrath, closed the window
and started away from it to strike my
nose on the edge of an open door. Tbe
pain I suffered brought forth more ex
pletives. Feeling faint. I felt my way
along tbe wall to the sofa and was
about to throw myself upon it when I
put my baud against a 60ft, warm
"Is that you. dear?" asked Miss Ken
nedy, as if awakened from slumber.
I stammered a reply, wondering if
she Lad lecn sleeping during tbe exhi
bition of my "disposition" and hoping
ahe bad !eeu.
Why. it's dark." she said, "riavlne
a headache. I went to sleep under the
afghan. with tbe window up for fresh
air. I must have slept more than an
I never knew whether MissKennedy
had been awake during the episode till
the day of our wedding, when she told
me she bad laid a trap for me and was
conscious of the whole of my exhibi
tion. When I asked her why. since I
had not stood the test, she had still ac
cepted me. she replied:
"Love doesn't require that people
should be angels. During your stay
at the house several things occurred
to try my own equanimity, and I made
a very bad showing. Fortunately I
was able to conceal my irritation from
you. I saw that In the main your dis
position was good, but I was unwiilinc
to let you go without forcing you to!
abow that you were human." i
THOMAS BARRER JUDSON.
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Gold Crowns, 22k., $4 and $5.... 4.C0
Thin Elastic Plates 10.00
Best Red Rubber Plates 10.00
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DR. C. S. MARSHALL.
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