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THE 'ARGUS. F1UDAV, M ARCH 1G,-1900.
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township in Rock Island county.
Friday, March 16, 1906.
The Dominion of Canada will invite
the king and quera of Ehiglanu to visit
Canada when the new Quebec bridge
will be opened.
Andrew Carnegie wrote to a news
paper in Iondon : "Wealth lessens rath
er than increases human happiness.
and millionaires who laugh are rare
Is it that dreadful?
Mr. Yates has been telling the peo
ple why Scnt'.lor Ciillom should nor.
be senator, antf now Cullom is to tell
why Yates shouh.1 not be senator. In
the meantime the voters are learning
numerous reasons why neither should
The Cairo Bulleiin comments on
the fact that the mention of Senator
Cullom at the judicial convention at
Cairo elicited no applause. This in
connection with the fact that the con
vention was dominated by ;he sena
tor's friends is significant.
Fred Basse, postmaster at Chicago,
is now for Shelby M. Cullom for sen
ator. He heard Senator Cullom make a
short speech and became convinced
that his cause was righteous. A few
words spoktn at the right time some
times produce important results.
Bailey to help him pass" through the
senate a rate bill modeled on the Hep
burn bill which will accord with the
presidents own views on the subject.
From a knowledge of the views of
Senator Bailey and the well known
position of President Roosevelt, one
might thinf: that these two men can
not find common ground on which to
stand. While Senator Bailey ha
faults he is honest to the verge of ec
centricity and President Itoosevelt ha
proven himself not only insincere but
deceptive as concerns railroad legisla
tion. He wants some plan which looks
popular with the people and which
will please the railroad companies, and
to shape that is a task.
Democrats the country over have
full confidence in the integrity and loy
alty of Senator Bailey, and will watch
with some interest efforts in the matter.
If Secretary of War Tafi concludes to
accept appointment to the supreme court
of the United States, it is hoped the
long respected custom of giving the
latest member a seat at the end will
be waived as the corpulent justice
would tip up the entire bench. Better
put him up near the midd'e.
In Italy the woman voter has made
h.er appearance, and. as there is no
law prohibiting wonitu from voting,
the authorities have admitted her
claim that she has a right to enter the
polling boo'h. The .woman is Bea
trice Sacchi. holder of a doctor's de
gree and a professorship at Mantau.
She is the first woman to obtain politi
cal rights in Italy.
The emperor of Japan is always at
tended by physicians despite the fact
that he is in excellent health. Four
eminent medical gentlemen . are at
tached to the imperial household and
one is within call at all hours of the
day and night. The pulse and tem
perature of his majesty are tr.kon four
times cacii day and the resul's are
Baltimore Herald: Census reports
show that the bicycle business in the
I'nittd States has dropped from $:H,
OW.OOo a ytar to $0.mi.imm. And yet
enthusiasts once predicted that the bi
cycle would send the horse to the
abattoirs. Now the automobile craze
is at its height and similar prophecies
are being made. Will fulfillment be
an elusive jade again?
"Why are all the chairs and sofas in
the cloakrooms upholstered in leath
er?" asked Congressman Tyndall, the
Ozark mountain member, of Champ
Clark. "Dunno." answered Clark. "I
suppose its fashionable and don't wear
out like black hair cloth." "Oh. that's
it, is it?" Tyndall said. "Somebody
told me it was so that we could sharp
en our knives without hacking up our
Following the lead of the Ohio legis
lature, which , recently adopted a law
providing a rate of 2 cents a mile for
passenger travel, the Missouri legisla
ture is considering the enactment of a
similar law. The Virginia legislature
has adopted a bill fixing the 2-cent rate
for 500 and 1,000 mile tickets. It is ex
pected that the legislatures of other
states will follow the lead of Ohio, -des-ite
the efforts of the railroads to head
Good and Bad.
President Roosevelt has appealed
to Senator Bailey of Texas, to help
him out of a dilemma. Senator Bailey
Is not only one of the ablest but by
many people is regarded as the ablest
man In the senate. Although still un
der middle age he is known as a con
servative in matter of legislation and
if he responds to the president's call
will prove invaluable to him as an aid.
He caa frcn Texas and is of course
a democrat, but he has imbibed all the
broad views and independent ideas
which have so long distinguished the
leaders among men in the Lone Star
state. The president wants Senator
The Telephone Monopoly.
If every opposition to a trust seemed
helpless, it was against the telephone
monopoly. The decision of the United
States supreme court, sustaining the
Bell patents, was handed down at
Washington, in October. 1SS7, in ac
tions brought by the Bell company
for infringement against half a dozen
companies operating under the patents
of Daniel Drawbaugh and others, is re
viewed in Success magazine by Paul
Latzke. This judgment of the court
left the American Bell company with a
strangle hold on the telephone bus
iness. With the trusts in other indus
tries it was. after all. purely a matter
of money and methods. They had no
legal control of the business they dom
inated. Any man who owned or leased
an oil well might go into the oil bus
iness if he so minded. The Standard
could cripple his markets, through un
lawful combination with the railroads,
or . undersell him with the consumer;
but before the law, the smallest oil
producer of th country was on a per
fect piane of! equality with the nil
trust. He could not be stopped by in
junction from producing or refining oil.
So it has beeiv with the other indus
tries. But behind the telephone trust
stood the whole power of the United
State supreme court, and therefore, the
whole power of the nation. Under the
decision which gave the IH 11 people
the right to do as they pleased' with
the telt phone, no man or company of
men. could go into the business except
as outlaws. The whole force of the
government was at. the beck and call
of the telephone company at the
slightest semblance of competition. It
was almost as supreme a matter to
make and use telephones without the
sanction tf the trust, as it was to make
and use money without the sanction of
The decision that made this condi
tion NssibIe was a most tragic thing.
It meant hundreds of millions of dol
lars to a small group of men in Boston,
and ruin to hundreds who had embark
ed in the telephone1 business tinder one
er the other of the interfering patents.
But. ef far graver importance even
than this, it meant the stifling and
monopoly of a public utility that, un
der free compel it iem, would have saved
thousands of millions to the people of
the United States.
Had the verdict of the court been
anything like unanimous thinking men
might reconcile themselves to the in
calculable damage done; bur it was
only by the slightest tilting ef t he-
scales of justice that the prize fell into
the lap of Bell and his associates and
the yoke was fastened to the necks' of
the American people. The court stood
four to three. Justices Waite, Miller
Matthews and Blatchford found for
Hell: Justices Bradley, Field, and Har
lan held that Bell's patent, should be
declared void on the evidence.
Tax is Due.
Taxes for the year 1005 are now due
Parties having personal taxes and no
real estate will make immediate pay
ment. The law in regard to the collec
tion of personal taxes will be strictly
enforced. Payments made previous to
March 31 will save cost of collection
and annoyance to the personal proper
ty tax payer. Please bring your last
ADOLPH P. JOHNSON.
Office with II. A. Weld, attorney-at-
law, room 59, Mitchell & L.ynde build
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DAILY SHORT STORY
THE MAN IN THE MOONLIGHT.
Copyright, 1905, by McClnre. Phillips & Co.
All over the great biglnvnys of In-
dia-the government has established free
minus lows for the use of travelers.
They .are little more thanshelters from
the weather. If the traveler has uo
bedding lie finds none provided. If
he has uo food he -must IU13' of the na
tives or go hungry.
Unfile great highway, between Alla
habad and Nn spoor there were eight
passengers of us- who got down from a
stogie one night, tired, hungry aud
sk'eity. Three of Ihe number were
wonuen. being wiven of three of the
men. We had with us, going down to
his lvgiment at Nagpoor, a British ma
jor Undouglng to a native regiment.
The l British ottieer, 110 matter where
you'lind him, is u gentleman.-but this
was an exeeptioiuil case. The major
was trough by nature, and drink had
rendered him anything but (a 11 agreea
ble companion or 11 man of 'maimers.
The married men were first In the
bungalow and made their selections
ThtT-majorstopped to quarrel with the
driver and therefore came last. There
was room leftifor him, but he did not
choose to put flip with last choice. He
insisted that one of the married eou
ples turn out for him. When they re
fused to do so he became abusive. A
personal encounter linally resulted, and
the major was soundly thrashed by
one or uis own nationality, lie was
thrashed, but not silenced. He dared
his conqueror to ligltt him a duel, and
he threatened revenge on all of us.
It was a bright moonlight night, so
bright that one could see every leaf
on a tree a hundred feet away. The
major disappeared while the rest of
us were -ookiug and eating, and we
saw no more of him for two hours.
Then as I walked out on the grounds
to smoke a pipe he came sauntering
down the road. I took it that he had
ikmmi to a natiw but about a quarter
of a mile away to buy food and had
eaten it before his return. The man
had also been imbibing afresh. I had
said that I would go in and go to Ned
ami had started for the veranda of the
bungalow when the man ef war drew
a pistol and aimed it full at me aud
"That will be as I say. Walk down
isu t mis rattier lugli Handed, ma
jor?" I asked as I turned to him.
"Never you mind about that. I'm not
coiug in. and there are enough of them
to vilify me without udding you. Move
on. I say."
"Major, you are laying yourself liable
to the law."
'Curse the law: you move on
or take a bullet?"
I saw that be was wrought up to the
pitch where be would shoot me down if
I opposed him, and I walked away
elown the road. He followed and took
me by. the arm, ami, holding a cocked
revolver in bis right band, he began to
talk about his military career. The
brandy he had taken would have made
the average man maudlin drunk, and
he would have had to have help to
walk. The man's voice was a bit
thick, and now and then he lurched a
bit, but, one could not have called him
We kept on walking for half a mile
as we talked, and the major linally
drew me off the highway to a seat on
the ground beneath a large tree. I
sat with my back to the trunk of the
tree, while he sat in the open six feet
away. I wa in the shade and he in
the clear moonlight, with a shallow
mullah tr ravine thirty feet behind
him. The man had put down bis pis
tol and seemed to have no further
thoughts against me.
I was impatient to get away from
him and into the bungalow, and I kept
hoping that his libations wouKL-tinally
end In bis-going to Sleep where be sat.
Instead of that happening, however,
he seemed to grow more wakeful as
time passed on.
He had held me prisoner under the
tree for a full hour when I suddenly
uoticed 'something queer beyond him.
The mullah was bordered on our side
by a few scattered bushes and bunch
es of grass. Under the moonlight each
bush and bunch cast a shadow toward
me. While my eyes were carelessly
resting 611 these shadows one of them
took the shape of a tiger's head, with
the ears cocked up. I stared at the
thing for a minute or two, but detected
Then the major began a story about
a battle, and In listening to him I for
got all about the shadow. Perhaps It
was five minutes before I looked again.
It was still there, even If it had not
grown plainer. From the shadow to
the fringe of the jung'e was ngt over
Dve pace. If a tiger was stalking us
he would creep down C'hat ravine.
"Major, look liehind you and tell me
if 3-011 see the shadow of a tiger's
head," I said.
"Bosh on your tiger's head," he ex
claimed without turning his face. "I
tell you I'm bound to get even with
your crowd. The man who struck me
must give me satisfaction, or I will
shoot htm down like a hyena."
"Give me your pistol and let me fire
"1011 don t get It. I tell you. sir,
that you and your crowd have got"
Then I thought a great football came
flying through the air. It landed on
the major with, a growl, flirted a thick
tail about and struck, me across the
face with it, and when I sat up and
rubbed my eyes the soldier had disap
peared. I hard crashing sounds In
the jungle, but when I called out there
was no answer. I rose to my feet and
looked for the shadow of the tiger's
head, but it had vanished.
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PARKHURST PLOT STORY
ADMITTED TO BE A HOAX
Who Started It Tells Truth
And Is Arrested for Per-'
New York. March 1C The alleged
plot to assassinate (he Rev. Dr, Charles
H. Parkhurst was all a hoax, according
to a confession made by Lawrence
Rojiers, the man who told the story
upon which the investigation of the
alleged plot was based. Rogers' con
fession was made before Magistrate
Wahle in police court, while he was
being examined in John Doe proceed
ings in connection with the affair. He
promptly was arrested on the motion
of District Attorney Jerome and held
to the grand jury on a charge of per
Alton Man Held for Killing Two Fish
ermen Shot to Death.
Alton. I!l.. March 1C. A coroner's
jury held Joseph Xolan. a saloonkeep
er, on the charge of killing Fred
Heintz and William Sonnrtt, fishermen
who were found riddled with shotgun
wounds near Edwardsville Crossing
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