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THE ARGUS, .WEDNESDAY, MAY 10. 1005.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1G24
6cond avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Wednesday, May 10, 1905.
The bears in Colorado are beginnin;
to crawl out of their holes.
If the president settles Chicago's
troubles it will be at 10-strike.
The president of the United States
is in Illinois today and all Illinois is
Statisticians ray that the consump
tion of whisky in the United States is
half a gallon per capita. With a popu
lation of Mi.i!o.mm) the amount drank
would bf 4t.iMtii.iMMi gallons.
E. H. Payne, a well-to-do resident of
Williamsport, Pa., was on a visit to
New York with his daughter Florence,
who is not yet out of her 'teens. A fal
low guest at thi Waldorf-Astoria gave
Miss Payne a tip as to the stock mar
ket. She acted promptly, invested her
own fortune on the information and re
turned home richer by $SO,000 all made
inside of a week.
A citizen who is intimately acquaint
ed with tJeorge li. MeClellan, mayor of
New York, declares that he has not a
nerve in his being. "I have seen him
in some close quarters, but have never
seen him change color or appear the
least concerned " he adds. "He may
have wounds to nurse and nurses
them, but if he does he goes into a
back room to do it. Just once sine"
he has been in otliee has lie quailed at
any proposed ordeal. The health com
missioner wanted him to lake it ride in
a new model automobile, but the may
or declined, saying he was afraid. 'Hut
there is no danger." 'No dunuer!" :aid
the mayor. 'I guess you don't Know
about the joke -maker of tin- American
pr ss'.' Excuse me!'"
Once More Tariff UoviMlon.
Europe will probably change the
tune that the standpatters are hinging
over tariff matters. Cermany has al
ready created a discord by announcing
the abrogation of the couinuieial
maty of Ptutt.
Early last month the administration
was given to understand that Ct-rniany
would like to enter negotiations for a
reciprocal treaty with a view to help
ing the commercial relations of both
nations. Of course with the anti-tariff
reform majority in both the senate an 1
the house there was not much encour
agement given, and the kaiser's cabi
net has finally taken the bit in its
teeth, and will not protect this coun
try against "favored nations." The
latter are the nations which have en
tered into treaties of reciprocity. Cer
many has a new tariff act ami has con
cluded seven conventions with seven
HfTerent uowers. big ami little.
The concessions obtained from the
American nations were slight and not
..t. ns liberal a scale as desired. The
next thing was to propose and Ameri
rnn-ficrman commercial convention
which by reason of the anti-tariff re
form sentiment was turned dowu.
March. 1. ('. the new tariff goes into
effect in the realm of Emperor William
and the tariff enacted on American
troods will be much higher than on
shipments from countries than have
entered into reciprocal agreements.
Germany is only second to England
in her trade with the United States. A
rrial disagreement with this ex
cellent customer would be disastrous.
Perhans this will cause some of the
old stalwarts in the house and the sen
ate to give up the fight against tariff
revision and permit the commercial in
terests of the country to keep on grow
Hitting the Independent.
In the last hours of the general as
sembly a bill was passed which will
make it extremely difficult for inde
pendent candidates to appear in el. c
tions. It applies only to cities of nni
than lO.ouo inhabitants and therefore
Rock Island and Moline are affected.
Whether the law would stand the test
of the courts is questioned, but if its
terms are properly construed it hedges
independent nominations about with
so many technicalities that it is likely
to drive independent voters bai k to
the old parlies and compel them to be
content with nominations made by
their party, unless they support the es
For instance if a man goes to the
polls on primary day and votes for a
cand.t.;;.c i.r mayor on either tlte deiu
ociatic or republican ticket ur:.!rr the
provisions of the bill he cannot siu
a petition for an independent candi
date for that office. This provision
alone will it difficult for the ia j
dependents to secure candidates for
office. Its provii-ions in substance are:
"Petitions shall be of uniform size.
Each sheet shall contain a heading giv.
ing the name of 'he candidate an 1 his
place of business. Each sheet shall
tate the office ti'at is sought, the pat
ty of the candidate or the politfcal
principle he represents. Petitions
must lie signed by voters personally,
giving residence and street address.
"Each sheet shall carry the certifi
cate of an ad u it citizen that eveiy
name on it was signed in his presence,
that each signature is genuine, that
every person on the sheet was a leal
voter at the time it was signed, that
all are properly registered and that
correct addresses are given.
"So names may be added to or taken
off the sheets after the petition has
been certified. Revocation must be to
the clerk in writing after the petition
"Whoever swears falsely to names
on a petition shall be adjudged guilty
of perjury. Whoever forges the name
of a signer to a petition shall be deem
ed guilty of forgery.
"Any person who has already voied
at a primary election held to nominate
a candidate or candidates for any office
or olfices to be voted uion at any cer
tain election shall not be qualified to
sign a petition of nomination for a can
didate or candidates for the same office
or offices to be voted upon at the samr
Dewey nelievesin Togo.
Walter Wellman, Washington corre
spondent for the Chicago Record-Herald,
states that Admiral Dewey be
lieves Admiral Togo will defeat the
Russian armada when a decisive con
tlict takes place. While, on paper, the.
numerical showing favors the combin
ed Russian fleets, the superior person
nel and shooting skill is with the Japa
nese. This view is important to all
careful watchers for the impending
battle. Admiral Dewey would hardly
be influenced by his sympathies, were
thy pro-Japanese, in rendering a pro
fessional opinion, or even privately.
The e.-timate recalls those compari
sons made by European critics between
the navy of .the United States and
Urosn the viewpoint of the calculat
ing strategist ashore. Spain had the
superior tonnage and armament. We
know the result. If Admiral Dewey is
right in his present premises Japanese
sympathizers will have much cause for
is often as great as a woman's. But
Thomas S. Austin, manager of the Re
publican, of Leavenworth. Iud , was
not unreasonable when he refused In
illow the doctor to opera: e on his wile
for female trouble. "Instead," he says.
"we concluded : try Electric Hitters.
My wife was thin so sick she could
hardly leave her bed. and five -" phy
sicians had failed lu vniieve. ber. Attel
iaking fCioctric Hitters, she was per
fectly cured, and can now perform all
her household duties." (Juaranteed by
Hartz & rilemeycr, druggists; price
Most of the patent medicine testimoni
als are probably genuine. The follow
ing notice recently appeared in the
Atchison (Ka:i.) 1 5 lobe: "Joe Tack,
a well known engineer, running on the
Missouri Pacific between Wichita and
Kiowa, lately appeared in a big one.
with a picture. and-when he was in this
office today, we asked him about it.
Ho says he had terrific pains in his
stomach, and thought he had cancer.
His druggist recommended Kodol and
he savs it cut e l him. He recommend
ed it to others, who were also cured."
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests whar
you eat and cures all stomach troubles
Sold by all druggists.
"I Thank the Lord"
cried Hannah Plant, of Little Rock
Ark., "for the relief 1 got from Buck
len's Arnica Salve, it cured my fear
ful running sores, which nothing else
would heal, and from which I had suf
fercd for five years." It is a marvel
ous healer for cuts, burns and wounds.
(Guaranteed at Hartz & Ullemeyer's
drug store; 25 cents.
?tfw FI-1T for nirlnniirti.
Mrs. EHk Mentary writes to si d
pnrtment store for a dictionary of con
venient size ami scope to be used in
ted. Her husliid hn- recently taken
to the use uf long words in his sleep
talk. I.lppineott's Mn jmzin.
Mrs. linkers The Newly wed seem
very happy if it will last. Bickers
Ob, I wouldn't borrow trouble even
for other'folk! New; York Press.
There's something the mat
ter with the child that fails
to grow up. A child that
grows up too much, however,
without proper filling out of
flesh, is almost as badly off.
Nothing will help these pale,
thin "weedy" children like
Scott's Kmulsion. It supplies
the rounding out of flesh and
the rich inward iiourili!nen
of blood and vital organs
which insures -rapid growth a
healthy ancT uniform develop
5" DAILY SHORT STORY
MY DUSKY FRIEND.
It seems a long way to look back to
the days when the Mississippi river
bore on Uer bosom her floating palaces.
1 can well reoiemlei- tle ladies' cabiu
ctirtaiueii oft from the men's. I can
..e the t-api.-tin. now, a lew minutes,
before the sound of the dinner beil.
push aside these curtains, enter the
ladies' cabin and escort them to the
table, where the nicu stood waiting.
mli behind the chair be intended to
occupy, i ill all the women were seated
at the etui reserved for them. Then
Ht the first tap of the ldl every man
sprang into In- seal and began to eat
whatever was iiearit tu biiu.
I made several trip when a boy
with my mother from St. Louis for
my health. She tried to k-ep me with
lier, but I was usually to be found in
the pantry, where 1 was a favorite, or
in the men's cabin piaying alniut the
tables, where they were gambling. I
longing for the while, red ami blue
ivory chips. My best friend and con
stant companion was Job, a colored
man, the property of a Colonel Ashley
of New Orleans.
One day I was with Job w hen he
was brushing his master's clothes and
noticed that he was troubled. Several
times he went into the cabin, where
his master was playing jxkei-. The
game had been played by a number
of men, but ail had dropped out ex
cept Colonel Ashley and one ether. On
one of Job's returns he was lalking to
"Mars" ' the biggest fool. Wha" he
want io gi!i d.it nigga" trader. Skinner,
chance to fleece him fo'V He's done
tookeu all tie cinmei's money :,iid now
l's de stiikes. Don' keerl 1 ain't gwine
to lea be mars if d.it nigga' trader win
me l.jit times."
He went back to the table. The
colonel ordered him away, but he
would not nit. Presently the game was
finished. Skinner had won Job. At
the same time Job said:
'Tunnel, dut nigga' trader beet;
Skinner looked up at Job with :;:i
expression that frightened me, for I
was standing by. and said:
"You infernal nigger. 1 own you and
when I get you ashore I'll flog you."
Ashley had be.-n depressed at losing
his favorite slave. The proposed tfi:
git.g tilled him with horror.
"1 have means at home,'' said the
colonel. "I'M nive you ?1,'MK) for Job
In my note of baud."
"I won't sell him."
"What hive you to say to his
"I've nothing to say to the charge of
"very well. I will assume Job's in
sult. I have no doubt he has toid the
That was till that was required to in
sure a mortal combat. Some of the
passengers wondered that Colonel Ash
ley should demean himself to lij;bt with
a negro trader, but the reason was
soon understood. There could be no
duel till the boat stopped again for
wood, which would not be till the aft
Meanwhile I was tagging about after
Job. who was too much preoccupied
to pay any attention tj me. He w.i.
continually tmitleiiitg to himself. "K:
d.it mis'able Skinner kill b runnel
In- jot f (ibt me sbo". Nigga" can't
st:tn' up and fibt with white man l.il.
gem b in, but he kin git w hite man
in a corner and niak" him tight. So
I was too young to understand thi
soliloquy or, iiub-.L the importance of
the whole matter, but I remember be
ing impressed that there was trouble
The boat did not stop till after dark,
when 1 saw a crowd going over the
gangplank, headed by Colonel Ashley
and Skinner. All the sympathy was
with the celonel, and Skinner found it
difficult to secure a second. I was on
the guard watch ing the deck hands
carry in woh1 when I heard two shots.
I did not know what they meant, but
a few minutes later I saw a sight that
is as vivid to me today as it was then.
Colonel Ashley was being carried to the
boat, his face a whitish blue, his vest
covered with Hood. He had been kill
ed instantly. Job was helping to carry
Later I was with Job In the state
room the colonel had occupied. He
was packing the colonel's belongings.
I saw him t;; ke a revolver from a
trunk and conceal it under his shirt.
Rut I hail no idea what lie intended to
do with it. J list Itefore I was put to
N-d I asked permission to go and say
good night to Job. I saw him led be
tween two men, a crowd following,
down into the lower part of the boat.
I did not know whflt it meant then,
but the rest f the Mory I learned when
I was older.
Job j,(l shadowed Skinner at a dis
tance. Skinner, who was shunned by
every person al-ard, went up ou to the
hurricane deck as far aft as be could
go and was smoking alone. Several
shots were heard, nnd officers of the
boat on gohut aft found Skinner shot
dead. Job was standing over him.
Job owned to the dHHl and gave him
self tip. On Skinner was found a re
volver with two chambers exploded.
Thst'.s the last I khw of Job for years.
When I was, nearly grown I receive
a call at my home in St. Imis from a
Bcjjro, who proved to le Job. He told
nie Filch was the detestation of Skin
ner aboard the Imat that the person
set to jruard his slayer eonnlvel at bis
escape. Thy put h!m in a skiff just
before daylight in the morning and
tarnd him adrift, reporting afterward
that he had JumpM overboard. Job
bad worked hLs way north and ppent
number of years at Cin inuati. On
comics to St. Ivoui he had hunted me
Bj. lie entered the Kervii-e of our
family nd remained there till h died.
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