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THE yaSGUS, iTHURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1905
Published Daily and Weekly at 1CI4
feond avenue. Rock Inland. I1L En
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By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, January 19. 1905.
That attack Id the United States s-n
life yesterday on corrupt campaign
methods mix ht be? termed, rominc with
in a Stone's throw of the Whir' Houe
Russia dr!are ! will accept nly
such terms with Japan a will involve
peace with dignity. Btr has Russia
not already pasd th point in the
struggle where suh a thing is pwsl
A hill ha b-n introduced in the Il
linois general aM-mbly favoring the
abolition of the grand Jury &tem. The
Qulney Herald second t h motion and
The Argus moves that if ! niaI- nn
The Chicago Iticord II raid Va.h
ington correspondent!. Vil!iam K. Cur
tis and Wal'er Weilman are engaged iu
another pr1z- esajr rontet on wha.
Hay. from a neutral ftundpotnt is
"pointing out" to China a her proper
attitude relative i Hu-da" further
It It sotiK-wha! unfortunate to ay the
least that after the republican of Mis
souri had dir jiiguifhed th-mwlv! by
carrying tfu- srate. the awarding of the
laurel wreath should be at (ended by
scandal rnrttcularly when mk-Ii iiui
lents ar mi iincotmnou to the election
of republican I'nited Staf Muafors.
(Juv. IXjiigla of MaachiiMtts has
proven a man of deeds as well as
word he has made g"I. He did
nK Us- the question of labor troubles
merely as a bot into office to forget
soon after. He declared h" would
tie the great Hay state strik and he
has done It In a manner satisfactory
to all contending interests.
Tbe United States supreme court has
affirmed two caen decided by the su
preme court of Iowa upholding the
Iowa clgaret law. Cigarets were ship
ped Into the state in small pasletxianl
boxes and the contention was made
that In enforcing the law the state au
thorities were Interfering with inter
state commerce. The court refused to
hold that the boxes were original pack
age and concluded that the action of
the state authorities in assessing a tax
was no violation of constitutional
Ex Senator Shoup. of Idaho, who died
recently, clung close through all his
residence In Washington to one old
frontier precaution that seemed in
grained. He would never sit with his
back to a door or an open window, but
always took a seat or sikm1 in a room
where he could command t he entrance
and where no one could come up be
hind him. In his early days in the
west he became involved in one or two
feuds, but being a man of the world
and quick on his feet had (mi rived to
come through unhurt. During those
busy and trouble filled ear he learn
ed the necessity of caution. He had
seen too man) men snuffed out from
behind not to recngniie the jtntla!
danger that lay in an tin watched door
or window. The habits of a life-time
are not easily shaken off. so that eveii
In the same seclusion f the senate res
taurant Mr. Shoup always sat where
he could Keep a wary ee on all who
en tend the room.
Where Itallroade Ars IIoMmxI l.y Oth
er I toads.
Chicago Kiatiiiuer: The interstate
commerce oniniilon. iu its repor;.
cites two case of railroad extortion
which are trong as facts can be made
toward showing the necessity of giv
ing some iowr the right to control
Tbe Illinois Northern rim.l U noth
ing more than a switching track for
the McCoruiick Harvester companv.
a part of the harvester trust. I'p to
1$)4 the Illinois Northern charged J I
to $3 5" for switching a car. Since
the ruwd got into a trust the usual
rut lmn Main line roads uiii
tbe small link granted it per cent
of the Cal rate to Missouri m-rj
points. On farm machinery tins pro
rata gave the road $12 a car. when if
tormvr rate was ITS'.
There Is auoiher road used a a
witching line by the Illinois Steel
company. It I seven mile long It
collect v froni $i to $12 a car for all
atuff going over the seven miles o(
road. tbmth the total rate for. say.
r.i Mi miles i.i .:c. mar not be floo. For
hauling a train of cke seven miles,
this road charges from $7" to $1.o.m,
while the actual cost doe not exceed
one-tenth of this sum.
There la one trust making harvest
ers, yet. having a piece of track at
a strategic point.- it goes into rail
roading and holds up every other road
that uses its track.
The steel trust's gap of seven miles
is in such a position that a great
amount of traffic must pass over it.
The trust goes Into railroading and
proceeds to hold up all the roads that
must u-e what was originally intend
ed as a switching yard.
Similar cases are in ' every citv.
Smart men get a franchise for a strip
of track at some commanding point,
and then proceed to rob every road
and shipper that teek an euttatice
to the city. "
This is a case where one railroad
robs another. The victimized railroad
pays only part of the robbery. The
consumer and producer pays the rest.
Such charges as these will also be
found on many railroad bridges. The
company builds a bridge under a dif
ferent corporate name, and then puts
on an extra ' or $1" for every car
that passes over the bridge.
In a southern city a company owned
an elevator in front of which was luu
feet of track. The main line of a
great railway system was later built
in the street. The big railroad could
not buy the 1m feet of track. The
elevator company held it and charged
$1 for every car that passed over it.
The elevator burned: the elevator
company oio1 nothing but the l'H
feet of track, but ;t colled e 1 the toll
for years, until a court of law finally
removed the railroad tollsate.
There should be government control
of freight rates, not only to keep
railroads from robbing the people,
but hIi-o from robbing one another.
Scheme of Money Barons.
Mr. fiooseveit l--.mUieiid a pro
tImou of l.i w making the silver dUar
redeemable iu gold, vet Mr. R-swevelt
is seeking to stVwid the mistaken of the
Cleveland ;id minis! ration.
If eitjigre-ss shall carry out the su
fcestioii and it is highly probuMe that
it will -the l.usis for tbe ojx-ratiuu of
a new cridles eimin will time leen es
.Utue that a lleliuolit syndl'ute.
su it un u-rated during tbe Cleveland
ulimiiistratioii, deejded to drain the
treasury of gold and force bond issues
to keep up tbe treasury reserve of
gold. The syndji-nte would control the
gold; the tuliente would control the
silver dollar--a comparatively easy
aceoiDpli-Iuiieut sim e the aversue man
f refers the paper dollar to the silver
dollar- and present lhee millions of
silver dollars for redemption iu gold
there :ne. iu rouud numbers, ubont
t . j silver dollars iu ir ul.it Ion.
The minimum of the gold reserve Is
$ loot mm . Iiy securing sesioii
of ocie liflb of the total of silver dol
lars tbe studiexte oiibl deplete the re
Serve. fste a bond issue and with a
willing president put tbe infamous
etkdiess clialu III oMratioli.
Awl when the endless haln was
well iu operation and th public- alarm
vl at the depletion of the g-!d reserve
there would naturally spring up n de
mand to head off the operation of the
chain by stoppiiiK the coluuge of the
silver dollar. The plun of the bond
syndieate manipulators and the money
barons to get complete control of the
money H well knawii. and any pet son
with fair understanding of the issue of
money tuotiojMly Is prepare. 1 to antlcl
pate every move on the checkerboard
of litis lu-lal legislation.
The president f ui I hermore suggests
the retirement of the greenbacks and
au indetitiite means of imparting elas
ticity to our ciirrem-y. What he has
In mind is the Shaw scheme of an asset
cttcreiK')- to make municipal, state and
possibly railroad and who knows but
that some day industrial bonds as a
basis of Issue.
The president not understand
the money ii-stion or he would not
become a party to the s lieine of the
ri li i li.jtie wtiih loves the dollar more
than country. Mr. Uoosevelt never lias
suppli-l any - iI-u. of bis capacity
to direct or suest wise tinsricial legis
lation. Iubupje 'Jelegtupb.
A llepubli. au pa-r wis. 'Tile World
rather gingerly spiaks of 'disqualified'
Instead of ilisfmiieiis-r nero voters."
Simply m.nrnte; that is all. A dis
frniiblsel titien Is one who has Ix-en
tfeprlvel of the right t vote A dis
jualiried voter is one who has not jual
IBed hluiM'If to vote. The southern
stale- that discriminate against negrM-H
have not disfran!iisel them on a
iint f "rao-. ejlor or isrevlous con
dition of servitude. That would be
unconstitutional. They l-iie lmposel
coiMlitions us to ititclhtf'snre; tlie pay
ment of u oll tax. registration, etc.
undT vvtiicli large numters of colored
citizens are dix.jualitiod or disqualify
tlMms-lv es. l:sfran lds4-meiit can l
etired only by tbe state I ii.UaI;ti-a
tion can lie tiled bv the citizen him-
sHf. either by learning to M-ad. Iy pay
ing the rpiKitc tax or by registering
ns rjuln"l by law
The fourteenth aHieiviliDeiit to the
constitution, however, renders unnec
essary any dispute as to definitions.
It provide for a rertiictiou in the basis
of represents! ion In any state wherein
the riht to vote is "denied or in any
way abridged, except for participation
in relwdllon or other rri me." New York
Chaoged Hi Mind.
I'residetit Roosevelt thought he wonkl
call an extra session of congress in the
spring until the stand patters saw him.
William S. Crane, of California. Md..
suffered for years from rheumatism and
lumbago. He was finally advised to
try Chamberlain's Tain Balm, which he
did. and It effected a complete cure.
This liniment is for sale by all leading
DAILY SHORT STORY
One autumn evening in the year 1G4G.
tie year after the battle of Noseby
when the rovalist cause in England
waa Irretrievably lost and the Cava Here
scattered to the winds, the day coach
lumbered along a muddy road between
London and Hertford. The occupants
were two ladies, mother and daughter,
who had been to Ixtndon to shop and
were returning to their home. When
daylight and night were mingling the
coach was halted, and a masked man.
riding up to the window with corked
pistol, looked within to discover the
character of tbe occupants. Upon see
ing the two ladies his hat came off and
was swung with a grand sweep along
his horse's flank, its plume almos
touching the road. Tha hat's removal,
besides revealing more perfectly the
glossy hair hanging In long curls over
the wide lace collar, left uncovered a
scar running diagonally across the
man's foreheT&d. While there wa
enough daylight left to show these feu
tures. the Indies in the closed coach
were but Indistinctly visible, especially
the younger one. who sat on the oppo
site side from the highwayman.
'Iridic," he said, these are unfortu
uate times. Tbe king's service has giv
en way to service on the road. Never
theless yon have only to say. I.ong
live King Charlie'" and you will not be
exjtected to pay toll."
I.oiig live King Charlie!" gasjied tbe
Win! what says your companion
asked the highwayman.
'She says the same. the mother has
tened to reply. "We are a royalist fam
Itut the companion uttered never
word. Tbe robter. who evidently was
not In love with his profession, was
alaiut to turn away wheu curiosity
prompted him to say:
"Then let her siak.
Still the xirl kept silence, drawing
farther back Into her corner.
lf you are a Roundhead I must ask
some contribution to tbe royalist
cause." said the highwayman.
Straightway the girl pulled a ring
from her linger and handed it to him
At the moment w heels were beard com
lug d nvn the road, and the highway
Two years passed. The younger of
thvr two ladies who bad leen robbed
was one morning bunded a letter.
which sh ojuMud and rend:
Written on the l.rth of April. at
P;u Is. in France, to Kuth guencer at
Hertford, in Kiilatiil
Ruth. My Itctoveri-I ttuve but a few
minutes hefni the poictniun ridea to say
that, my uririe being deiid and ray cousin
having- tx-en killed In a trtvl. the family
estates mmn to iur fulluw thta very
soon to claim mv prterty tuttt t ttf only
Kil 1 have ever loved. Your devoted
The girl bad scarcely finished rend
ing when the writer, a young CavaJier,
entered, flushed with pleasure at see
ing her. and was about to advance to
take her in his arms when he was
stopcd by the look with which she re-
"Ituth." he said reproach fullj-. "have
I waited all these years for nothing?
Am I to Ik? made miserable when I
exticcted to le made happy?"
'"It is several years since I have bad
any account of your doings. Hoger.
First assure me that you have not
lived as so many of the young royalist
officers have livsl srm-e tlw wreck of
our bottes. I am told that as many ns
a hundred captains after Nose by took
to the road. It Is true they treated the
king's udherents kindly, but levied on
all uomidbeadrt. Others. 1 hear, have
spent the time no lettor employed
abroad. Tell me. Roger, what have
you leen doing thene three years 7"
The young man hung his bead.
"Let lis skip that wretched eritid
dear Kuth. There is much in them
that is painful for me to remember."
At that moment he caught sight of
the girl's finger on which three years
before he had placed n circlet of gold.
"Oil. Kuth. jvii have deserted me for
another. You have accepted a pearl iu
place of my golden circlet."
"No, (oter. I have nol. Father gave
me the earl. What you gave you had
a right to take again."
"I take again? You speak In rid
Listen. One evening two years ago,
Just before the Novemrer frosts, moth
er and I were journeying home from
fanidoii iu the day coach when one of
tli ox' royalists who had turned high
wayiuea rode up to the coach window
to rob us. He took off his hat, and 1
saw the scar left by the wound that I
had myself Uiuiul up after the battle."
1 lie youi); man took a step back
ward, putting his hand to his forehead
couviilsivcly to conceal the telltale scar.
"I would not shout for King Charlie
under compulsion." continued the girl,
"and as I had no choice but to do so or
give up the only thing of value I bap
Niicd to have with me I took off my
ring and gave it to him. IoubtIesa be
Lbs it now."
The young man covered his face with
"If you w ould like to return it to me,
Koger. I w ill accept it of you." said tbe
girl kindly. -You fought nobly for
your king and only yielded to the same
temptation as luany others. I am with
you iu forgetting that dark period and
in hoping for a restoration of our legiti
I did not recognize the ring," moan
ed the man. There was no distinctive
feature about it by which I would
8 he went to him. took his bands from
before his face and said:
"Now that you are rich you may bay
me a letter one."
"it shall be tbe most previous Jewel I
can find. But the only Jewel I shall
ever possess Is the kind girl who can
forgive." EUNICE C. SCOTT.
To buy Good r ieriea cheap.
Read a few oi tha many bar
gains to be found her:
1 can corn fee
1 can early June peas Sc
3 cans syrup 25c
3 pkgs. seeded raisins 25c
3 pkgs. currants 25c
3 pkgs. pancake flour 25c
2 pkgs. Malta Vita 25c
2 pkgr. Cream Crisp 25c
4 lbs. pkg. washing powder.. 15c
3 cans salmon 25c
3 lbs. seedless raisins 25c
6 lbs. rice 25c
3 cans baked beans 25c
3 cans tomatoes 25c
3 large bottles ketchup 25c
1 large can baking powder.. 5c
C cans oil sardines 25c
1 lb. package baking soda. . . 5c
N. P. F. NEISOH,
2022 h Ave. New 'Phone 6137.
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thus purchasers of Kimball pi
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The sale of these modern in
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whose warerooms you have an
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of these pianos.
You are cordially invited to
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