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DTHE MTGUS. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1005.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1824
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tion. No such articles 'will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from erery
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1905.
Call for Democratic Congressional Con
vention, Fourteenth District
At a meetlntr of the democratic con
SrrenKK.nul committee of the Fourteenth
Ulatrlct of Illinois. h-lil at Monmouth.
111.. Aut. 16. it wan ordered that u
delegate convention be heM at the court
houne in the city of Monmouth, on
Thursday, Sept. 2. 1S."., at the hour of
10:2 o'clock u. in., for the purpose, of
liomiiiiit mif h cuiididale for uritcrt-ns, to
fill the vacancy caused by the diuth of
Col. IS. K. lurh.
The county central committee of each
county, in conjunction with the con
srreHKlnnul comtnitteemen of the various
counties In the district, are rcijucttted to
arrange for the selection of dclcKatex
to nald convention, either by holding
county conventions to Hcl-ct nucii delc
Katett, or to appoint tUnie. at their op
tion. The ratio of delegates from each
county will te on tne tiMviii of one dele
gate f,,r every oi) votes cast for Alton
li. Parker in 1 !n.
By order committee.
J. 1. KKXTO.V. Chairman.
J. W. I.UNk. Kccrt tarv.
I Hock Inland county is entitled to 1 1
Jake Uiis has reached the limit of
hero worship. He dtxliins Theodore
Roosevelt is the handsomest man he
A Virginian aliened in his bill for di
vorce that his wife was intolerably
crows. As a matter of course the wife
may be expected to tile a cross bill.
Postmasters in Illinois thSpriiiK
fieUI Rejfinter ray, and' other federal
employes w hom President lixisevt It
believes Hhoiild cease pernicious acti
vity in politics, are now being appealed
To by C'ullom to throw all the political
infltunce and power they know how to
throw info the halauce for Ctillom.
Some Canadian papers express
aniz.tment that Lord Minto has been
named to siK-reed Lord Curzon. as vice
roy of India. They consider that he
I not blR enough for the place. One
paper declares that his lordship was
barely up to the governorship of Cana
da, "an office of purely nominal func
tions which any schoolboy could fill."
William Ilayiur. son of Senator Ray
ner of Maryland, is seeking; the demo
cratic nomination for a t-eat in the
house of delegates from Maryland.
Senator Gorman already lias a son in
the Maryland legislature. If young
Itayner should succeed, each of the
I'nited States senators from Maryland
will have a family representative in
the legislature to keep their fathers
posted on the ins and outs of state
New Senatorial Courtesy.
Since se veral I'nited States senators
are haviug the "time of their lives" to
keep out of the penitentiary, it is sad
that "senatorial courtesy" has taken on
a new form that of discouragement
of the prosecution of seuators.
The particular cases to which this
new phase of "senatorial courtesy" is
being applied is that of Senator Joseph
Ralph Hurloii of Kansas, it is said that
senatorial Intluence is at v ork to pre
vent his going to jail should he be con
victed at his second trial. This is not
because of any personal popularity ,f
Senator Hurton, nor of any special be
lief in his innocence, but that senators
dislike the precedent of sending a sen
ator to jail. Mow this is to be ac
cepted is not exactly clear.. Khwll it be
understood that a man .beyond the
reach of the law when he takes refuge
in the senate, or that once in that at
mosphere lie can do no wrong?
The new "senatorial courtesy" will
not have much weight with the public.
Somthow violaters of the law all look
alike to the Auuricau people, even if
euch violaters be of that august body,
the CnitcJ States senate.
llevislnsT the ltevlsed Statutes.
The commission to revise the laws
which has been working for several
years under authority from congress
has practically completed its task and
will submit to the two houses next win
ter a much needed compilation to re
place our present revised statutes. The
new owl i float ion will till a long felt
want, for since the revision of 1S73
slightly amtndtd in 1&77 there has
been no effort made to graft the newer
mas of fedtral legislation on the old.
The revised statutes have been modi
fied in the thousand particulars. But
the lawyer or student has had to trace
for L.i;.stlf ihv effects of the newer en
actments and decide on bis own re
fponslUi" y how far the older text was
altered or superseded.
The new codification now neanng
completion will digest the laws passed
between IS 77, said lftua and harmonize
their provisions snj the provisions of
prior statutes. Congress will be asked
to give the new corpus the ralidity of
law, and the searcher will then bave
access to a summary of federal law
which may be regarded as authorita
tive and final. Many contradictions in
terms, due to 11th hour conference leg
islation, will be reconciled, and difficul
ties of construction now constantly
arising will be obviated. The work
done by the commission is monumen
tal in scope and will be of lasting ben
efit. The appearance of the "Revised
Statutes Revised" will be eagerly
awaited by.the bar and the jjublic.
The American farmer is likely to do
a very large business abroad this fall.
Cotton is leaving our shores at an un
precedented rate, the official statement
for August showing an increase in the
value of the exports of the staple
amounting to $34,xKUKm), while the ex
ports for the cotton year ending Aug.
31 were the largest in volume and in
value in the trade's history. Bread
stuffs have not yet begun to go abroad
in large quantities, though a good de
mand xlsis.for them as soon as prices
reach an export basis, to which they
are apparently tending; and the fact
that there have been active engage
ments of ocean freight accomodation
on the regular ocean liners indicates
preparations for a large and active
season. Official reports covering"64 out
of 72 governments of Russia show de
creases, for instance, in their current
harvests from those of 1904 of 178.000.
000 bushels of wheat. 52.mm).(mwi bush
els or rye. and 2:;,000.00 bushels of
oats. The crops of France have also
been the subject of unfavorable re
ports during the week, so that a year
of active shipments is at hand unless
speculation shall force American
prices too high.
Notwithstanding the small shipment
of breadstuff s, our general merchan
dise export statement is continuing its
recent excellent showing, indicating for
the eight months of the calendar year
just ended an increase of $lC0,07t.445
in the value of our imports and of
Illj.H'J.nys in the export account.
Of course reading may lierome a mere
Indulgence and dissipation, n habit to
!e corrected; also it Is Tery evldAit
that many great, resolute natures have
been built up vrith little reading or by
touch reading of a few books and mtich
pondering much reading of men. of
opinions, of events, rather than of the
printed page. t Men like Cromwell and
Lincoln and 'others who have changed
tbe eourme of njodern history bave been
so nurtured. We could even point to a
very great and effective modern scien
tific grains who. with an apparent aver
sion to scientific literature, gets his
learning not so much from books as
from experiments and from the "twen
ty question" system intelligently ap
plied to friendly experts. Century.
I have been a great deal happier since
I have given up thinking about what Is
easy and pleasant and being discon
tented because I could not have my
own way. Out life Is determined for
us, and it makes the mind very free
when we give up wishing and only
think of bearing what is laid upon us
and doing what is given us to do.
George K4lot. t .
Statistics show startling mortality,
from appendicitis and peritonitis. To
prevent and cure these awful diseases,
there is Just one reliable remedy. Dr.
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days. Its action on the system is re
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Otto (Irotjan, 1501. Second avenue,
Rock Island: Gustave Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street, Davenport.
Don't Have to Wait for Weeks. A
Rock Island Illustration.
Waiting is discouraging.
Prompt 'action pleases everybody.
A burden on the back is a heavy
Hard to bear day after day.
Harder still year after year.
Lifting weight, removing the burden,
Brings appreciating responses.
Rock Island people tell of it.
Tell how it can be done.
Tell of relief that's quick and sure.
Here is a case of it:
John Mager. of 223 Eighteenth
street, proprietor of the architectural
iron an.l brass works, says: "There
were such terrible pains through my
kidneys that I could hardly sit down
or get up without suffering from sharp,
shooting pains through my back. In
the morning I often felt so lame and
sore that I could not get up and I was
practically rolled out of bed. and more
than once my wife has assisted me to
get up. I had my attention called to
Doan's Kidney Pills and got a box at
a drug store. A few doses seemed
to relieve me. As I continued taking
the remedy the pains grew
less, and after using one box I was
nearly free from them. I got a second
box. and before I had finished it the
trouble left me."
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DAILY SHORT STORY
AN OILY CHINAMAN.
. ( Original
"Talk about the Chinamen," said the
engineer after doing a little oiling and
sitting down to enjoy his pipe while
the steamer was rolling off twelve
knots an hour, "Bret Harte bit 'em off
Just as they are In his 'Ah Sin.
They've got more smooth cunning
about 'em than a defective. I'll not
toon forget how one of 'em tried to
do' us In the China sea away back be
fore Uncle Sam thought of owning the
Philippines. I was running the engine
of a chunky little boat used for towing
called the Polly, and we were making
for Canton. Our stoker got sick, and
we left him at I'ontlanak, Borneo, and
took in his place Cheng Fen. the most
whipped cur appearing Celestial I ever
saw. He looked as if he wouldn't dare
take a drink of water without asking
'Pontianak, you know, is dead on the
equator, and the southern end of tbe
China sea Is as measly a regiou for
weather as you want to strike. The
night we left port the sky looked so
queer that we were kept ou the watch
for a big blow. The clouds were Jag
ged, and the full moou rose red as an
oien furnace door. Going ou deck for
a breath of fresh air it wasn't fresh
anywhere, but was better up there
than In the engine room I watched the
wriggling sertients the moon threw on
the oilj- water, and as soon as 1
thought I could stand more of it below
went down just in time to catch Cheng
I'en monkeying with the machinery. 1
yelled at him to stop, and he turned his
heathen face, full of Injured Innocence,
and said in his pigeon English that a
screw on the connecting rod seemed to
be loose, and he was trying to fix it. 1
called the captain to the head of the
companion way and told him the story,
adding that something was wrong with
the stoker and we'd Ix'tter look out."
There" a junk been following in
our wake," he said, "ever since we left
Pontianak. 1 wonder If there's a plan
among the copper colored devils to do
us some damage';'
"When I went below again the stoker
was looking dreamily at the steam
gauge, and the machinery was all agog.
I picked up a monkey wrench and hurl
ed it at him, but he dodg"d, and I knew
I'd better leave hiiu to u more conven
ient time tud atteud to the engine.
He had loosened so many screws and
the whole machinery was so limber I
had to stop her while I screwed up,
and stop her again and again as I
found more damage. The captain came
down, and when he saw what was the
trouble told me to go ahead screwing
up while he threw the stoker over
board. He got a nasty wound from a
knife, but succeeded In dumping the
"The captain was as nervy a man
as ever lived. When he got ou deck he
sang out to me to come up as soon as
I got the engine together. I did so, and
there, about I00 yards behind us, was
a sight to make my blood run cold. It
was a Junk loaded with a chattering,
howling lot of Chinamen, pointing
dead for us. Of course she was a
pirate and was bent on taking our
craft, and that meant murder for us.
They had shipped one of their dirty lot,
Cheng Fen, on us to loosen our engine
so that they could overhaul us.
"Got the engine all right?' asked
" 'Yes,' I answered.
" 'Are we gaining ou 'em?'
"I kept my eye on 'em for a time,
and told him that it was an even thing
between us, but I thought they were
gaining ou us slowly.
"'Very well,' he said in the same
cool tone, 'go below and be prepared
for quick work. Our only chance Is
to ram her. and when I call you come
up prepared to fight. Some of 'em may
"I confess I needed all the nerve I
owned, for the prospect was bad. I
hadn't got below before I felt the cap
tain turning her in a semicircle, and
pretty soon be gave me a signal to
open up for all she was itorth; then
called for me to come up.
"The sight I saw I shall never forget.
The tti plain had got position between
the pirate and the moon, and the light
showed the ugly villains almost as
plain as day. Right out on the junk's
bow stood Cheng Fen, who had, of
course, been picked up, with the wick
edest look on his face I ever saw. The
pirates hadn't got on to our intention,
but they did in about five seconds later,
and their Jubilant howls suddenly
ceased. We were making all the bead
way we were capable of, and as we
were a solid little craft the prospect
for the pirates wasn't pleasant. They
had their starboard bow toward us,
and Instead of taking the blow bow ou
their helmsman sheered off to port, en
abling us to hit her amidships.
"I could see Cheng Fen, who seemed
to be one of their principal men. run
ning toward the probable striking
point, and he got there just in time.
We cut the junk in two like a piece of
cheese and rode over her keel. Cheng
Fen was the only one of 'em that got
aboard of us. The captain cut him
down with a cutlass, splitting his skull
in the middle. In another minute the
floating pirates began to climb out of
the water. If we had had a crew we
might have let 'em come up. As it
was we bad all we could do to keep
'em off. I felt all tbe while aa if I
was fighting a swarm of rattlesnakes.
Bnt at last there was none of 'em left
and we steamed away, listening to the
dismal howls of the yellow wretches,
feeling comfortable that they hadn't
put us in their places.
That Cheng Fen was an oily dog."
Added the engineer sotto voce.
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Let's think about somebody and talk about them. All
right, who will it be? I know who. Why Jones, the sec
ond hand and loan man. How is it that he does such
a large business? Well, I'll tell you. Of course, he la a
crank. But what do I or anybody else care.' Look at those
big dollars you save by doing business with hkn for he Is
certainly more relfable and the Best By gvery Test.
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