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THE ARGUS. F RID AT. OCTOBER 27, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1C2
Second avenue. Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the poatofflca as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 centa per
Weekly, SI per year In ad vane.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No iiurh articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from
townsnlp In Rock Island county.
grow careless In prosperity and calloas
to moral issues in their absorption in
pursuit of success. Without sutfh an
awakening as that now present, they
would fall into chronic moral decay.
Moreover, it is a good thing to gain
any kind of new and popular issue that
brushes the deadwood out of political
life and freshens it with new, young
A new moral issue like the universal
war on graft will bring both parties
fresher and more vital leadership than
anything since the tremendous awak
ening of the civil war.
If the parties are to amount to any
thing In the next presidential cam
paign, both cf them must go into it
under leaders who represent this dom
inant idea of war on graft. We hope
that Oov. Folk will be one of them,
whoever the orhor may be.
Whin you fcpf-ak of Folk, you get
down to the man
wit hour a
who really reforms
to hold or control
Friday, Oct. 27, 1905.
According to the investigations of a
Chicago paper the- Illinois congression
al delegation is opposed to making any
attempt at tariff revision. They are
represented as being desirous of "leav
ing well enough alone." Statesmen
who get this idea fixed firmly ino
heir heads, are often left severely
nlone by their constituents.
.(anus M. Inald. millionaire presi
dent of the Hanover National bank ot
New York, who bought the old Atchley
farm near Trenton, N. Y.. alut six
years ago. is going in for farming on
tbe most modern lines. Trie house is
shM to have cost $1 no.noo. The out
building are iinlels and an idea of
tSeir k ne-ral construction cm be had'
from tin- st:t'eri,enr that Mr. Donald
lia-e a p:i: sty costing f.'.niti'i.
Another of those old Pacific const
s'oce (jricr-i I. as passe d away. "Jack"
Morgan ot Oregon eroded the- plains
with his parents from loa in lr.".
and they were se ven months in reach
ing Albany. Ore. The boy engage-d a
driver for the old California Stage
company when 1; years o'd. and he
was the lord of the coach until the
b.Cfiuieif ive n achcil Salem. This was
in ls72. mid thereafter Morgan lie-cam'
John D Kocke f !! r. de-nie'd the solace-
of teaching a bible class be-cause
f his physical condition is learning to
play the iolin. He is said to making
considerable progress, though as yet
be- Ik the rawest kind of an amateur.
He wa rathe c discouraged the either
day when a friend toid him f Victor
He-rhert's advice- as to learning to
master the' 'cello. "Simplest thing in
ihe world. All you pave to do .is to
buy your 'cello, secure a competent in
structor and then practice about eight
hours a dav for three- vears."
Admiral Dewey has sent to the Lon
don Standard the following, in reply
to an invitation to give an e-xpression
eif feeding with reference to Admiral
.Nelson, the- pM'th anniversary of whose
ietory at Trafalgar was celebrated on
Saturday: "I am grateful lor the op
portunity of saying that 1 always think
if Nelson as that ma'ch't-s sailor
whose genius saved and glorified Eng
land, whei.-e- career i an example- to
the sailors of the- world and whose
tenderne-ss of he-art endears him to all
mankind. A hundred ye-ars have only
made his glory the greater.'
Toe Pomp Deal.
Frequently eluring the discussion of
the waterworks pump purchase ques
tion. T'le Argus has made reference
to the interest the tax pavers should
take in a proposition involving so
large an expenditure' of their money
While the response to these suggestions
ha. pe.haps been more general than
some of the aldermen realiie. yet those
of the- 5'eople who have failed to post
themselves em the eleveiopments from
day to day in the proceedings will be
apt to tx!erience a considerable de
gree- ef surprise when they reach the
stage- of complete comprehension of all
that has transpired.
The relative merits of the make of
nunips under consideration, which at
best was limited. The Argus has neve-i
undertaken to discuss. Even the ques
tiuu of existing exigencies and emer
gency which the council might to nn
derstan-1 bettor than anyone else, has
been regarded as hardly paramount to
absolute- fairness and economy in a
transaction involving expe-nditure of
the p opb-'s money.
In a v ord the mtthod has been the
subject of comment. The citv of course
wants the- lest pump for the' least
money, and were worth s-loiie- to be
onsnlere d no concern should be ex
pected to feel the necessity of bring
ing in and e xerting influence outside of
the' council and outside ef th city
Apart from till cle. the disregard of
opportunities for reasonable competi
tion in the tirst place anil of a chance
for saving of money by re-advertising
in the second, whe-n sell the- conditions
we-re known are- subje-cts worthy of
thought. Til,.- story of the var
ious phases if the pump trans
action which is now up to tin:
mayor for apprejvai appears in anewher
part of this pape-r. That there are
many peculiar sides to it ro erne can
doubt, and for The Argus' part it has
at this particular juncture only to
express its regret ihaf every incident
entering into the contract as far as it
has be -n made tdioiiid not have- been
as cle-ar as the sunlight.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE DIGNITY OF O'ROURKE
FOR OUTDOOR WEAR.
Empire Style Remain. With Mexlia
ratloas to eet Present Needs.
It Is agreeable to record the fact that
there is such a wide diversity in the
style of women's garments this season.
There is of coarse a large contingent
of women who like to hold on to that
which Is good and suitable for them
selves and another which seizes upon
anything that seems new and novel re
gardless of any consideration boyontt
According to the K.iilway Age ef
Chicago, railroad (itiiptne nt contract
ed for this year promise- to go beyond
all ptce e il nt. Its rte-ords for the 41
weeks ef te' year to eia'e' show or
!-rs givn tor more- freight cars than
i lie whole' ye ar I'm:.', which has held
tlie- re-cord, and marly twice as manv
as for the- whole- year 1!":. l.orenie
lives so tar onle red e (utside'rably out
number those- ceintructed for in either
P.t'it or If"", and alre-ady closely ai
proach th 'M2 high record. The rush
for Kte-e-l rails and othr mate-rial ha
lice ti similarly striking. This reflects
tli- opinion i'f railroad managers re
yarding th.- busine ss tuition's.
I'lvral War on Graft.
The" k note ed American nilitie
tor til- tie xf few ytitts is going to Iv
war n giatt. I lie semiier X)!n ictaiis
I;d cannot tune tl-eir ins rume nts to
l'it Irgh it) ge' eir of tlie- ore hi -.-tia.
th-- P-ss they wi.l suffer frtmi sub
sii!!eit e!:sa;'po.lltlli ttV TV se toner
tl-.o-i- who are laying plans for notnina
tiot: for enndidates for either partv for
l it .-i. lei.- iliree- years hence' learn what
K;r.t er material tne- people are- going
to tietr.and eif th in. the- be-tte-r thlr
I lii; olj eif M.cce ss.
T.ie rub' is going to be universal.
It applies to lo:h parties alike-. In-
t'e ed it breaks e'owu parly lines.
Thar tlu re has been in the nation
al a.Imicbir.i :ion for the last M years
pel:;ical corrupt ion. as well as mis
c)ii-vo'is financial alliances, there is
no er;bt. The American people are
no; now In tempi r te tolerate' either ih
l.tical or financial corruption. Public
wrath is redoubled when they are
Thetu.-ands e? republicans vote-el for
Folk for governor eif Missouri be-cause
of h'-j record In fighting graf. (lov. I-a
FolK::. e;f Wisconsin has gained far
more eminence and much larger follow
ing th-n -ublic abilities entitle him
te because the o.her political leaders
in Wisconsin were so elull as to leave
him a monopoly of the uni-trsa! popu
lar war ou graft.
Tl.e universal intpularity of this new
lsftite Is a good thins in itself. States
Trusts Show Their Teeth.
There- were- disgraceful scenes
Chicago ye-Merday em the occas.ien
the cotive ntion called to enderse Pre-si-iltnt
Hooe-e-lt in Ids efforts to pre-vent
the stifling if compe-tit ion by discrim
ination by railways in favor of trusts.
The delegates to the- conve-ntion had
m inte-rest either than that eif individ
ual citizens of the Cnite-d States and
the-y paid their own e-xpense-s and at
fe ndeel tit a considerable- sacrifice ef
In the- meantime a numbe r eif coal
trust men and nie-nibe rs of variems
other trusts, headed by Parry of Indi-
atiaoiis. the man who disputes th"
right ttf labor to organize, conceived
the- idea of packing the meeting and
diverting it from its purpose into n
mass cetnvention standing fetr trusts.
Whin this purpose was revealed it
resulteel jn an intensity ejf feeding that
at time's arose- to such a pitch r hat it
se-emed as if it would be- ne-ce-ssary to
call the Jtolice-.
The tathering f.nally split up int
Iwu con.ventions eme representing the
jmpular Idea eif regulation, the e)the-r
the1 exclusive trust side of the question.
Each will eventually memorialize con
gress, and then it will be seen which
exerts the greater influence-.
PCopyrieht. 1306, by C. H. gutclifTe.
It was one of a hundred instances.
When the civil war came to an end at
last, lieutenants and captains who de
tired to take up arms as a profession
were willing to take positions as ser-J
geants in the standing army. That was
how captain O Kourte, late or tne &ev.( tne oaprlce of moment. These lat-enty-first
volunteers, came to be order- ( ter are tne won)en who buy the so
ly sergeant of Company F, Eleventh Called "novelty goods." a term which
I nlted states infantry. j meaQ9 anything that looks showy and
As a captain of volunteers O'llourke u are also the women
was noted for two things in particular . . , ,
-he was a fighter, and he was a man' who Pt afterward when shortly
e.f dignity. Within a week of his Join-1 the Sloss of the newness has worn off
ing Lis regiment he was nicknamed aa the cheapness Is vNible half a
"Dignify." and the appellation stue-k toj hloclc away.
him to the elay of his death. The nine These ladies like the novelty of the
either orderly sergeants in the Eleventh . present Louis XV. coats, gowns and
were a bit familiar with their lieuten- huts. I do not affirm that these are not
ant and eptain. and now and then pretty and suitable for m&nyt but if for
they eondescended to take a eirink or, w , !.,.
i an a eiej yieiLeni. r r- . oiui i
' many gowns coat sleeves with the up
i turntnl cuffs and dainty embroidered
i vests and the pretty Jabot. These? are
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METROPOLITAN CLUB. N. Y.
The Pall anJ Winter Overcoat for
every day and 5unJay wear, is 47
inches long, "boxy," has big bull
dog lapels, long vent in back.
It's called "THU WEST END"
and is labeled
a game of poker with the pri
vates, but Sergeant O'ltourke never let
himself down. He was always the
same to every one, ami It came to be
whispereel about that If he 6houll ever
smile etr crack a joke the United States
would at once proe'eeel to elissolve In'
thin air. i
One elay at Fort Iieno word was re- j
-e-lve-el that the Iudians hael again tak-l
en to the warpath ami that there was
likelibeieid of a wandering baml trying
te cut eff a train of wagons coming up
with ejuartermaster supplier. Tl.ern
was one point of elange-r. Once safely
passed that imel the long string of wag-'
ons w ould lie safe. Sergeant O'ltourke? j
was sitting in his epuarters studying tint !
!ek ef tae-tie's when the colonel's or
elerly gave him a message. Three min
utes later he stooel before hi ewnmaud
ing offieer, ami he hael twie-e the elignlty
of the man who looked up at him ami
Serge-ant. I have got word that
Crazy Horse has broken loose again."
Yes. sir." replieel the sultordinate. as
he gave the military salute with tho
"Some of his men may attack the
wagon train e-eining up. If they do it ;
will be at Stony brook. Do you think
you e-oulel take ten men ami hold the
crossing against perhaps forty, or fifty
Indians until the wagons have passed V"
"Not a doubt ef it, sir."
There was a doubt of It iu the (Lio
nel's mind, a very big doubt, but just
then he had a larger sick list than
usual and a number of his officers
were away on leave. The outbreak
was so sudden that he was in a box.
He ought to send thirty men under
e-ommaud of a lieutenant to the poiut
BIM'ciiied, but he had UgureHl it over
and over, and the- be-st he could lo was
to send teu under e-ommaml tif the
"Ye-s, sir; very well, sir," re-plie-el
O'ICourke as he received hLs orders,
imel half an hour later his squael was
marching down the- rocky road.
It was eight miles to the crossing
of Stony broeik. The men hael left t he-
fort at 1 o'clock iu the afternoon of a
sumine-rs day. Ihey saw no "signs"
e-u route. If the Indians had broken
loose again the-y we-re not skulking in
the vicinity of the- fort. The men
stepped out on the rough military road
with marching stride-, and In a little?
over two hours the-y had reache-d the
crossing. AH was as pe-aceful as If
u hostile Indiau had never lived. Ser
geant O'ltourke saw smiles ef derision
em the faces of some of the men and
suddenly called out:
tteution, seiuad! Itight face! Left
race: 1 nnt: Listen: Some of you
mt'U think the e-olemel was mistaken
but you'll know better within ten min
utes. How many Indians there are in
hiding among the bowlders ove-r the-ri?
I e-au't say, but this Is no time for smil
ing. When I give the word make a
rush for the rex-fcs at your right. We
are to late to save the train."
The ten m-n whirled to the right anil
covered forty fe-t of ground nnel got
the shelter of the retcks. Serge-ant
O'ltourke followed them at a le-lsttrely
ste-p. although the seventy Indians In
ambush within pistol shot gave- him n
vetlle-y. He ought to have been riddled
like a sie-ve. but he was untouched.
The-re we-re 110 orelers to give-. The ten
hael no show. The-y were safe in front.
but Ihe Indians would work past the-tr
flanks and take them In the re-ar wltl
In n iuarte-r of an heiur. To attempt r.
retreat was te lose their cover and
e'ourt Instant eleath.
"What are- we going to do, sarge?
cske-d one of the sijuael after sending &
bullet Into the head of an Indian who
-xpos.il himself in his anxiety to se-e-ure-
a gooel aim.
"JTivate Johnson." said O'Ueturke as
he dre-w himse-lf up stiffly. "I would
thank you to give my title in full
serge-ant. What we are going to do.
sir. is to elie, sir. We have already
lost three men."
Two minutes later one of the eight
survivors came rushtng up to say:
"The devils are working along on our
right flank, aiul this pla e will soon be
too hot to hold us!" j
Private Delaney. salute your sujie
rlor offie-er when vou sneak to him
report is ree-elveel, sir. About.
not caleulatel for e-ouiuion wear, and
there Is where the trouble lies. The
wearers do not appear to know how to
distinguish between the times when
one should or should not appear iu'the
dressy and rather showy garments
known umler the two Louis titles. The
e'ostumes of le)th reigns differ so little
that not half the women who wear
them couhl tell in what the difference
lies. These gowns are certainly dainty
auel phrasing, but they have their limitations.
As to Their Construction.
One of the most effective ways of
wearing these garmeiits suitably is to
have the material of silk, satiu or fine
soft broaeieloth, the vest of white or
very light silk or satiu. wi?u delie-ate
eolors e-mbredelere-el on the front ami
ou the deep upturued cuffs. The col
lar is high and embroidere-el like the
vest, while the full cravat or jabot if
lace aihls the finishing toue-h. Some of
the sleeves have deep ruflles of lae-e or
silk mull or chiffon, while others have
the sleeve-s short to the elbow, with a
deep -uff made of seve-ral narrow ruf
fles of laeje, chiffon or thin silk In very
light colors at the elbow. Where the
fore-arm Is not too plump a ele-ep cuff
of Irish laee is addexl, and over this is
drawn the King gleve when the wearer
Is going out. These elbow gloves he
come a necessity with the Louis cos
tumes. Besieles these suits are others which
consist of a coat of the regulation
MAKERS v.? NEW YORK
The makers' piwraiit-, an-1 ours, with every
gvriut-nt -ariti iw ntiuve ialx-1.
W- are erxclnsive afruU hewea.
You Know Us "" is'
There could lie only one ending The
Iuelians workeel forwarel on the Hunks.
cikI when Sergeant O'ltourke looked
around him and saw that he alone lived
he stood up auel folded his hands and
he-Id his heaei high. The re-.lskins
shrie ked anl shouted, an 1 a elozen of
them e-ame forward t lay hands on
the prisiuer. The first of them was
hardly ten feet awny when Dignity
thru.-t his haml inte his jacke-t. pulled
out a elerriuger that none of his men
hael ever seen, ami the nert instant he
sack elown among the other dead.
"Ilira chief big chief." njrttcre.l the
In Lar:' rs they ("r.ic f irv.-.. rtf! his
lody was laiel aside w-:h r:--'-wi '. ar.-i
he 1 Ii.ii.il raYaarriliL. ai..'qctv
NEW KMPIKE (OAT.
shape, with skirts ami a vest and all
like the inner die-ss, but with long in
Meael eif short sb-e-ves. though the cuffs
are still eh-epe-r and more ornate and
siele poe-ket lapels are addeel. These.
too. are e-mbrolde're-d.
The pre-ferreel ereler in materials for
the outdoor suits Is broaeieloth, velu
t!mt in the se'asem's e-olors, chiffon
ve-lours auel silk ami heavy satin.
There are some suits made of siedlienne
anel tine mohair, but they elo not give
the right sense of fitness to the heholel
r. Take a vclutina suit in the soft
drab, w ith e-uffs nd ve-st eif rich satin,
ernbretide'reel with delieate -olirs , to
e-outrast artistically with the -eilor in
the suit, anil you have some'thing su
rierb and not too e-ostly.
lates in ib.
r W II e-fl
Qtsilts and Blankets
PREPARE FOR COLD WEATHER.
ALL FALSE ECONOMY. THERE'S NONE MORE PRONOUNCED THAN IN THE PURCHASE OF
"CHEAP" BEDDING QUILTS AND BLANKETS. A SELECTION MADE FROM THESE EXCEP
TIONAL VALUES OFFERED HERE CARRIES WITH IT A POSITIVE GUARANTEE OF SERVICEABLE-
NESS. THE BIG BOSTON'S ORDERS WERE PLACED PREVIOUS TO THE FALL ADVANCES IN THE
WOOL AND COTTON MARKETS, AND WE ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE BETTER PRICES THAN
Good, serviceable comforters.
figured tops and linings,
White cotton filled tufted
e-rs; figured silkoline tops,
plain linings; each
White cettton fillenl stitche-d com
forters: figureel sateen both sides:
"2 by 84 inches.
Cotton down filled comforters; fig
ured silkoline both sides;
72 by 81 inches
Fin.- white cotton filled cemfetrters;
figured sateen both sides;
72 hv 84 inches
Fine white ceaton filled comforters;
best quality figured sateen both
sides; 72 by 84
Weol comforters; figured satee-n
both sides; 72 by SI
Wetol filled cetmforters ; figure-el sill;
tetps; plain silk linings; tufte-d with
silk ribbon: 72 by 7S
Woejl filled, stitched comforters; fig
ured silk both sielos. with plain silk
White cotton sticted comforters,
with figureel solkoline tops, plain
linings; a remarkably
White cottetn stitcheel comforters.
with daintily figured silkoline tops
and linings; a superior
Here's an extraordinary value: 12-1
tan and gray blanke-ts, with pink
and blue borders; one to two quar
ters larger than is usually seibl at
this price; in fact, we sold similar
ones at si.oU last year;
choice, per pair
10-1 tan ami gray blankets;
and blue borders; per
10-4 size blankets; fancy patterns;
suitable for bathrobes:
11-4 tan and gray blankets; pint:
anel blue borders; per
11-4 size all wool blankets;
11-4 size all wool blanke-ts;
11-4 size all wextl
variety of e-edors.
12-4 size extra fine grade all
blankets; white, pink ami
58c J T,
Children's Stuttgarter Union Suits,
Regular $2 Kinds, Only $1
10-4 all wend blankets; gray
only pair ,
about three dozen remain.
s our Intention te etiscoutinuc
this line, konco the1 reeiiice-d price's.
Stuttgarter undcrwe-ar hetids an enviable-
HfUlcti among the bettei
grades ejf woo! unde-rwear. Sph'tidid
wearing, excellent fitting. This price
i:'. a third less than tl:o manufactur
er's cost. It's an ttnusual opportu
nity, have a dollar e n ev
cry suit ; per suit
Silks Worth to 75c for 49c.
THE bare fact that this is the preeminent silk store of the tri-cities leads many gocd values its way. Man.
ufscturers favor their biggest customers when they have something special. TrI-city women are too
shrewd buyers to let a snap like this pass.
High gtade silks in the season's popular effects, including plain and change
able Taffetas. Chiffon, Poplins, and" Fancy Silks galore. All the peipular col
ors in light and elark shaeles suitable- for elresses. suits, waists and drop skirts.
Wraps Are Empire Also.
Many of the most fete-hlng wraps are
made in distinct empire style's and they
make an appe-arance altogether beyoiiel
the small amount of work put upon
them. The-y are loose aiul cau le slip
ped on ao easily that that fae-t is an
other ioiut in the-lr favor.
In the illustration is shown such a
wrap, made or Mack satin, thick anel
rich. It la lined with rather thin silk anel
the lower portion Is shirred to a yoke
over quite thick cords. The sleeves ar
shirred at the arm size and thus set
outside the seam. The sleeves are not
too long and are also shirred, with a
little lace at the edges of the shirring.
A. thick: ruff of lace finishes the gar
ment. V a rial ions can be made by us
ing different materials and by the leav
ing off of the shirring and employing
Leary lace Instead, laid on flat. The
carrying of a stick is a fad that will
have its votaries, but not everr one-
will care for one. The close umbrellas.
which have abnormally long handles,
may take its place.
. OLIVE nARPEB.
for. . .
. ytM Up to 26c fv Yard.
it worth while to save- u dollar etr more em a w::it? The saving will be
greater em a dre ss. Some if the best p: tterns are apt to be benight up
morning. Come early. Silks worth up to 7"ic a yard.
0 0OOO0O0O0OO OOO000QOCOOOOO OO0&O0&t3
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Real Estate Transfers. Kliza YV.
Lean to 11. II. H. IJ. L. & S. association,
lot :i, Guyer & Lee's add.. Hock Island.
Peter Trulsem to Theodore Sundell,
lot 7. blejck Moline Heights, $3.0.
Theodore K. Sundell to Harry A.
Stinde-11, lett 7. bleiek (. Moline Heights,
Frank Morass to Frank Haves, se1, ,
sw'j, sectiem ".V.
IT. S. of
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; pa rt
n '2. ne fr. ', . and n,i. nw Ir. t. sec-
ft A Child's Healthy
KtVlK-t of your child, he-alth mean. tt
nuumit wcaknr-M. ir tlMf litiwoiir iiii-k.at
lie inn; irniMla thr Imili; lm. foul l.ratth,
wullrn, tutnt Roinai-h, etjeik nnvi uink-T
y-,lirrlii, m-I1. or e-lmkiiiK or - oiijI.
lug. lit unit voiienilnon.. It piulialiljr lia
wunie. He-moTe quickly uvl Mfely witU
i randy tanlett. th. gtandard for 40 Treu
Haraurl KfllT, JIktuui, 111., nil, -Kl. k-
apoo w onii K illesr lut. t'iir-a rn j cuila after
all othrr iiielii-lii faili-d." V- tiruxguHM
of by tuail. Bauipln ami advice dee.
Klckapee Madlcin Co. Cllntenvllle.CofiM.
PIQUANT AND DASHING
There Is a genuine surprise in store
for eve ry lady whe visits our millinery
store-. It is really wonderful what
style and character have he-en put intei
our own hats. They have tin piepian-
cy and dash of the I-re tie-h timeless aiwl
diner from them in the mo lt sty or our
Cor, Twentieth st.f and Fourth ave.
tion ?.. ne fr. '4, sectietn 4, 20, 2e-.
Caroline Krees. et al.. to Kmil tier
vacy. part lot 2, Jacob Krees add..
Hoe-k Island. $!'.
U. S. of A. to Allison & TrilT, ne fr.
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PEOPLE'S CREDIT CLOTHING CO.,
319-321 Twentieth St.lCbck Island. Ill,