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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1005.
Published. Dally and Weekly at 1624
cona avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the poetoffice as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
,ERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
i per year in advance.
Character, political or religious, must
o reai name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Thursday, June 1, 1905.
On a wager, an Ohio man ate his
hatand died. Still that is better than
talking through it.
It has been suggested that some en
terprising Colorado bear could make a
fortune easily by writing a book on
"Presidents I Have Met."
The beef trust complains that it has
beeii treated as a cheap criminal. The
majority of the American people will
agree that it has been rather expens
ive. If the administration adheres to its
policy that rural postmasters must
keep out of politics, it may become
necessary to advertise for men to fill
the various vacancies.
Japan disavows any desire for con
quest or territorial aggrandisement. It
Is to be hoped the young giant among
nations will adhere more strictly to
Its position in this respect than did the
administration of this government at
the close of the war with Spain. It is
a bad thing to become intoxicated with
A circular issued by the treasury de
partment says the proper formulas to
use In addressing the nation's four
highest officials are: "The President."
"The Honorable the Secretary of the
Treasury," "The Speaker of the
House," "The President of the Sen
ate." The circular is signed by Sec
Secretary Shaw says that "we could
build the Isthmian canal every year
and never know that we were paying
the additional taxes it cost." A few
days earlier he boasted that "we are
not worried about that deficit." And
again be says that he is not prepared
to say that he will be a candidate for
president. The first and second state
ments justify the third.
Kxtraordlnry 1'roceedlngs In .the
kitorrn Drain Case.
The city council at its meeting last
evening declined by a vote of 11 to 2
to subscribe to the course pursued by
Mayor McCaskrin in notifying the
storm drain contractors to complete
the repeatedly condemned work within
a specified time according to the orig
inal specifications. While there was
no manifest disposition on the part of
the council to take issue with the ex
ecutive, the purpose was to indicate
simply a difference of opinion as to the
proper course to pursue. Incidentally
the council's action may be taken as
showing overwhelmingly its attitude
against taking any position that would
tend in the slightest degree toward
compromise with a fraudulent transac
tion. While The Argus is not prepared at
this stage of the proceedings to ques
tion the intention of the mayor, or at
any time to misjudge him. yet it is
hoped that be will not lose sight of
the fact that he is treading on danger
ous ground, and that his actions will
be subject to the closest scrutiny.
That as far as the proceedings in
court are coucerned the representa
tives of the storm drain contractors
are playing for delay has been plainly
evidenced. That the notification is
sued to the contractors by the mayor
yesterday, was exceedingly opportune
for their cause is equally apparent.
How far it will operate otherwise re
mains to be H'n.
The demand for a change of venue
from Judge Graves was a most extra
ordinary procedure and a reflection up
on that eminent and popular jurist that
quite naturally has aroused consider
able comment, from which it is gratify
ing to note the judge has in no wise
Tbe Way to Care Doodling.
In a recent address the famous boo
dle prosecutor. Gov. Folk, of Missouri,
had this to say:
"Men financially Interested in pass
ing or defeating bills purchase votes to
accomplish their ends. Doodling is
non-cartlsan and so is the law non-partisan
an 1 the remedy for the evil in
New York is the same as in Missouri.
"It takes time, patience and vigi
lance to secure evidence against cor
ruptlonists that will convict. It is one
thing for a boodle story to be a matter
of common report, and quite another
thing to prove the story in a court of
law. The only way to secure evidence
of briber' is to investigate and trace
to its source every boodle rumor. If
a man tells a story of Doodling, naming
a specific sum, he either knows of the
transaction himself or the person who
told him knows of it, or there is a
falsehood out. Now, if he knows of a
transaction himself, the facts can be
developed before a grand jury. If
somebody told him, it can be ascer
tained before a grand jury who his in
formant was. If he has told a false
hood that can be proven, too.
"If Brown says Smith told him tiiat
money was paid to a legislator for his
vote, subpoena Smith. If Smith did tell
Brown, then it can be found out whore
he got his information and what he
knows of the transaction. If Smith says
he did not tell Brown, confront Smith
and Brown and find out who is telling
the truth, reminding them- both of the
stringent statute against perjury. Iii a
case of this kind I found it very ef
fective to allow the man who did the
denying to sit for an hour or to in a
room alone and consider the matter.
Often at the end of an hour with his
conscience the man was ready to tell
truthfully all Jie knew.
"Proof perhaps cannot be secured in
a day or a week; it may take months
or a year. The great benefit arising
from the conviction of boodlers is not
their incarceration in prison: that is
merely an incident. The main thing is
the arousing of the public conscience
to the necessity of stamping out the
things that dishonor."
The success that has attended Gov.
Folk's endeavors to stamp out this all
too common method of criminal pro
cedure reposes largely in the fact that
he has discovered the science of awak
ening the public conscience. Public
sentiment once aroused, informed and
educated is the most invaluable of all
factors in the attainment of worthy
end. Gov. Folk's experience in un
earthing corruption and prosecuting
boodlers has not only made him a ter
ror to evil doers, but has furnishd
an object lesson that public bodies of
whatever character may wisely and
advantageously emulate. In Gov. Folk's
method of treatment of cases of this
sort, may be found not only the rem
edy for existing easesjjut the prevent
ive of undeveloped ones, if those in
authority to do. will but accept his
treatise and wisely apply the same.
Tbe Monopoly in Rails.
When rails can be delivered in Liver
pool at $22 a ton the price of $2S at
Pittsburg must afford profits that may
wl! make the owners of rolling mills
greedy for others. While the railmak-
ing capacity was not very much in ex
cess of the demand, the very few Con
cerns that were in the business man
aged pretty well to close the market
and suppress competition.
Some of the railroads could not help
themselves, and others were interest
ed in rolling mills and could well af
ford to pay themselves high prices for
rails in consideration of extorting high
prices from the very many other rail
roads that were not so favorably plac
ed. The. profit in rails stimulated com
petition, but for a lime it was possible
to buy this off. The Maryland Steel
company was subsidized for years not
to make rails. The Ohio Steel company
got $HHU-MM a year before the Steel
trust bought it to keep its rail mill
idle. But where the profits were enor
mous it was impossible to keep out in
vaders. The Lackawanna Steel com
pany's new plant at Buffalo has a very
large rail capacity, and the tonnage al
lotted, to it by the pool did not satisfy
it. The Republic Iron and Steel com
pany, of Youngstown, which is not in
the trust, was moved by the princely
profits to convert a billet mill into a
rail mill. This settled the fate of the
In the face of such threatened com
petition its members had to be free
to take business at such prices as they
could get. Business for this year is
practically done, but next year it is not
likely that the prices will be $2S for
domestic customers and $24 nominally
for foreigners, with rails actually sold
to the Panama railroad for $21.75. free
on board at New York, and $22 deliv
ered at Liverpool and Cardiff, and any
price that competition migut make
necessary for sales to Canada and Tur
key. A master of the steel business lately
said that rails could be made for $12
a ton. and profits of more than loo per
cent are too good to last indefinitely,
but with the help of the tariff they
have been maintained much too long.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
TICKETED TO MATRIMONY.
rCopyrlght, 1S05. by T. C. McClure.J
"I'm sorry I joked about tbe little
joem," be pleaded contritely. "Make
up. and I'll never say anything like
"You will not Lave the opportunity,
Jimmy Harrison." she scolded. "Take
lack your ring, and I'm never going
to speak to you again."
"I say," be cried, "don't take It like
that. You'll have to speak to me
"Never!" she retorted firmly. "If I
"Take back tbe ring," urged Jimmy
I-fore she could finish.
"Yes." Grace Kurloii assented. "If I
wver speak to you again I'll take back
Jimmy looked at her ruefully an she
Hut the next day there seemed small
chance of mi early reconciliation, for It
was announced that tJraee was to
Hpend the winter with an aunt In Liog
Augelen and was to start In a few
days. It was rather short notice, but
Mr. Hurton bad been suddenly called
to Knrope, and be could not take both.
Mrs. Hurton and Grace.
Secretly Grace was sorry that she
had permitted herself to tecome so
angry over Jimmy's jokes about her
little imkmu which the local paper had
printed, but she was stuliJiorn, aud
after a final appeal Jimmy yielded to
fate and announced that lie would
leave that night for Chicago.
Apparently he weut further afield
than that, for a few mornings later the
Overland rolled into Omaha, and there
was Jimmy on the station platform
waiting to take passage. Grace gasp
ed as the porter ushered "bim into a
section afew numlers ahead of her
own, but to outward apjiearances she
was absolutely ignorant of his pres
ence. She fidgeted alnmt uneasily through
the twenty minute waittdn the station,
while he regarded her with the uncon
cern of a stranger, and. she was glad
when tbe train got under way again
and lie had gone forwanl to the sniok-
He was back presently though, and
was In his section when I the new con
ductor came through. Jimmy prompt
ly handed up bis ticket, Init there was
some dlay when Gra-e surrendered
the 'check for her transportation, given
to the conductor overnight.
"You had a pass, did lift you?" asked
the conductor as he gfauced at the
nuiiitier on her check aid selected an
envelope from the package be carried.
"Can you identify youi-nelfV"
She glanced through her pocket book,
but there was nothing which could
serve to identify her, and through some
mischance, she had notislgned the tick
et, ns she should have done, when It
had been given to her.
"I'nless you can shmv some identifi
cation I shall have to collect a cash
fare," th comJ.net or said sharply, no
ticing her helplessness.
"I can't," she stammered. "I have
not that much money with me."
"Any one on board who can Identify
you?" ("'early he was growing suspi
cious. Grace was desperate.
"That gentleman up front knows me,"
she said slowly, indicating Jimmy. The
conii'ctor went forward, and she
watched hlni curiously. It was odd
that Jimmy, who had evidently taken
this train to tease her, was to le of
some real service to her Instead.
But somehow 1he conductor's face
did not express satisfaction as he came
hack down tbe aisle.
"I suppose you are convinced now?"
said Grace, with a confidence she did
not feel, as he stopped at her seat.
"He says he knows the real Miss Bur
ton," said the conductor, eying her
There was an odd little gasp of anger
as Miss Burton sprang to her feet and
unsteadily made her way down the
aisle, the conductor following. "Jimmy
Garrison," she demanded, "do you
mean to tell this conductor that you
don't know me?"
"Never said It," said Jimmy calmly.
"He asked me If I could Identify Miss
Burton, and I said I knew Miss Bur
ton." "Well?" she said In a puzzled tone.
"Possibly," explained Jimmy blandly,
"he might have gathered from my tone
that 1 did not see Miss Burton on the
"You mean," she corrected, "that you
wanted to make me ask you to identify
"Yes," said Jimmy solemnly, offering
a ring. "I thought you might speak to
For the first time It flashed upon
her what "business" had drawn Jim
my wesr. and while he was assuring
the conductor that she was Miss Bur
ton she flew back to her seat and sat
there with flawing cheeks. Jimmy
followed her as soon as he had dis
posed of the conductor.
"Sweetheart." he said tenderly, "it
was a mean trick to play, but I knew
I simply had to make you speak be
fore you got out to I a Angeles, and
as my cousin Is superintendent of this
division 1 got him to order the pass
"But how did I get a pass?" the de
manded. "I gave It to your father, and he
gave us his blessing," Jimmy explain
ed. "He helped me out by telegraph
ing when you left home."
"Everybody is scheming against me,"
she cried as she buried her face In her
hands in an agony of wounded pride.
"I release you from your promise,"
be said shamefully. "I won't win you
She peeped shyly at him between
her fingers. 'All's fair in love and
w,'" ehe quoted, emiling through ber
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WHEAT AND SCREENING.
In fact I am going to keep all
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customers for past favors and
would like you to come back and
a good many new ones.
Best goods at lowest prices.
N. P. F. NELSON,
2025 4th Ave. New phone 6137.
That our business in new
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Method of Doing
You'll find that we
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1628 Second Avenue.
x Old phone 550-K. New phone 5164
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Old phoae 721 X. New phoae 531&.
117 Seventeenth Street,
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