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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1900.
Published Daily and Wekly at 1624
Second avenue. Bock Island, IU. En
tered at the poatofflce as aecond-claaa
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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.Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications ef argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township la Rock lalsnd county.
Monday, April 2, 1906.
Elect all the democratic aldermen.
Vote the democratic ticket straight.
Above all things, do not neglect to
Clean out the dives that harbor wo
men, and you will go a long way to
ward cutting off graft.
Sheriff Heider is another of those
men, locally spealiing. who is loved
for the enemies he has made.
with the object of securing a fraudu-'S IJAILtl SHOK1 2HJKT
lent advantage in freight rates through 1
improper classification. The railroad
companies claim that their losses
amount to hundreds of thousands oi
dollars, and that through the employ
ment of detective agencies they will
be able to prove systematic and con
The mismarking of packages of mer
chandise for the purpose of getting
cheaper freight rates is an offense that
involves great risk. Under the law a
fine may be imposed on conviction, of
not less than $1,000 nor more than
52.000. This kind of rebating, like the
smuggling operations of rascally im
porters, puts honest dealers at a dis
advantage. The effort to expose ana
put a check upon the practice ought to
be systematically pushed. The policy
of the square deal honestly undrtaken,
is the best policy.
The I'eople's I-yes Opened.
The latest McCaskrin outbreak in the
destruction of railroad property on the
river front last Friday afternoon with
out authority on the part of the city
or warrant of law, following as it did
numerous acts of freakisni, wliich had
heretofore been regarded in a light
nature, has opened the eyes of the
The consequence is that the convic
tion is gaining that something ought to
be done to hold in check the erratic
boy mayor before he commits some
further act of a riotous and anarchistic
nature. With an individual in author
ity so given to sudden impulse, no one
is immune from depredation, and some
course should be adopted to avert fur
ther outbreak. The first duty devolves
upon the council which for the pro
tection of the city against damages,
so far as is possible by such means.
The past cold wave damaged the to say nothing of preventing other per-
Georgia peach crop only about 25 per j formances, to give the young man an
cent. The Maryland and Delaware effectual calling down, and at the same
crops have been killed only twice.
Once more we are assured that Ger
many has yielded everything to France
at Algeciras. But the diplomats have
not yet reserved their berths far the
The political parties are going to
have some trouble getting anyone to
solicit money from the corporations
next time there is a presidential cam
paign in this country.
About the best that can be said for
the senate just now, is that it is put
ting up some splendid democratic ar
guments in favor of the election of
senators by popular vote.
Senator Cullom beats ex-Governor
Yates badly in the number of names
signed to his petition for nomination
for the primaries, but names on the
petition do not count as votes at the
"A leading characteristic of the pe
pie of Germany, according to one of
their own authors, is deliberate slow
ness, and they view with suspicion the
stranger who displays haste in his
Some men are born grafters, some
acquire the art after hard practice, and
some are elected to the United States
senate. But it is a truth, much to be
lamented, that in recent years, nearly
all, if not all, have been elected or
appointed to office by the republicans.
The United States is the wealthiest
nation, with Great Britain second. The
estimated total wealth of the former
is $100,000,000,000. and that of the lat
ter $58,000,000,000. The British total
Is greatly increased by that of her col
onies, but not enough to equal that jf
the United States.
It will be vividly recalled that last
fall. when, because The Argus had
criticised his course in relation to a
gambling house incident, the mayor
flew into a fury and ordered the sa
loons closed Sundays, drove out the
slot machines, and declared that be
fore he got through with the town
grass would grow in the streets. Is
last week's outbreak an evidence that
he is undertaking to make good in the
It is apparent that the Rock Island
city council as a body and without ex
ception has at last lost all patience
with the antics of the present infant in
the mayor's chair. The aldermen have
been long suffering, but forbearance
has at last ceased to be a virtue. Self
respect has asserted itself with the
aldermen, and Saturday night, when
they assembled pursuant to the call to
consider sewer improvements, they
were found then not only incensed ovet
the disgraceful ceroduct of the day be
fore, but in no frame of mind to listen
to anything more on the theory of
tacking the fraudulent Twenty-fourth
street ditch onto so worthy an enter
prise as the southwest storm drain, as
the mayor had proposed. The conse
quence was that the councilmen simply
departed for their several homes by
common consent, and left the strong
military arm of the city alone with his
adjutant of justice-of-the-peace-shot-gun
Am to Rebate Schemer.
Not all the rebating is brought about
by collusive arrangement between the
shipper and carrier. Sometimes the
shipper "goes it alone." On complaints
of the railway companies having ter
time to repudiate his course of last
No one. so far as known, has as yet
gained an intelligent explanation oi
the reason for the Friday escapade
beyond the mayor's personal interpre
tation of an ordinance, over which no
dispute or contention exists. The no
tification which he thrust into the
door of the Davenport, Rock Island &
Northwestern passenger station just
as he was entering upon his work of
destruction, does not explain it. Rath
er is it a conglomeration of words that
might most reasonably be attributed to
a mind working at cross purposes. In
fact, the document was of such a nature,
so incoherent, so glaring in violation
of every rule of diction, that The Argus
felt too much pride in the city to con
tribute to its circulation. A mere syn
opsis of what appeared to be the may
oral endeavor to state was deemed all
In connection with The Argus' ac
count of Friday's attack upon the rail
roads, it was stated that the mayor
might have been actuated in his sud
den onslaught, either by momentary
impulse, or by a desire to wreak ven
geance upon something or somebody
because of numerous incidents tend
ing to show up the weakness of his po
lice supervision, or by a desire to
boost himself for congress. Any one
of these motives would justify severe
reprobation. In the first place, the in
cumbent of any administrative or ex
ecutive station, should above all things
be calm and self-composed. It is his
duty, not to interpret law, but to en
force it. He has no power to declare
war on any corporation without the
knowledge and consent of the council
He should be an upholder of the law
rather than a breaker of it as he ap
peared last Friday. His act, instead of
maintaining the rights and dignity of
the citizens, the merchants and the tax
payers was inimical to the highest wel
fare of every man in town, for it was
anarchistic, it was riotous and destruct
ive. -It was enough to drive people out
of town. It might, if permitted to go
unnoticed by the city and the people,
be accepted as a warning to outside en
terprises, to railroads that may come
as well as those that are already here.
that their property is not safe, that it
is subject to attack at any time by an
irrational boy mayor with a shotgun
justice of the peace as a body guard
It is on this account, for the sake of
the city's fair name and prized reputa
tion that it is incumbent upon the body
representative of the government of
Rock Island to take steps at the earli
est possible moment to repudiate Fri
If the mayor was moved by charac
teristic grandstand politics, if he
sought to use his office of mayor to
boom himself down the district as the
fearless and relentless foe of the rail
roads, right or wrong, so much greater
the occasion for condemnation for im
periling the city with the guardianship
of whose interests he has been unfor
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Three Months of the New Scientific
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germ and it Is almost certain that hair
will grow again, if the follicle has not
been totally destroyed. Nels P.eterson
of Lime Spur, Mont., says: "I had
been bald six years, and had tried all
kinds of 'cures. but without any bene
fit whatever, until I tried Herpicide.
Nov. 16, 1S99, I began using Herpicide.
and in three months a fine growth of
hair covered my head completely."
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inerce commission in that city of trnit. Mich. T. II. Thomas is special
charges of persistent underbidding and agent
I thought father was very stingy
tvlth me. lie seemed to have money
enough, but I didn't get as much of it
us I wanted. I've learned since, to
my sorrow, that he was struggling with
mortgages and had n hard time to give
us u home and clothes. One day I
asked him for some money to buy a
shotgun with, and when be refused I
Faid something ugly to him. He called
me ungrateful and said I'd always be
a burden to him. I didn't know that
be was at that very time straining ev
ery nerve to keep out of bankruptcy,
while I was asking for money to buy
what I didn't need. No wonder be
was harsh with me.
But bis words excited in me all that
was bad and all that was strong. I
made up my mind then uud there that
I would be a burden to no one, and
without saying "goodby" I went away
and came to the city. I felt some
qualms of conscience as to mother, but
this did not deter me. My sister Lucy
was but a little girl, and I didn't think
of her. I soon found a job, and us I
had but one idea to make money I
worked all day and often far into the
night. This attracted the attention of
my employers, and they shoved me up
Gradually my Interest in my parents
faded away. The one thought I had
of father was to go back home some
day and show him that I had more
money than he had. But I had
craving for work and never could find
a time when I was willing to give it
up long enough to make the trip.
One day I met a familiar face on the
street and recognized a former school
mate, lie told me that father had
been sold out of everything except the
house he lived in. which was now
worthless, and he and mother and my
sister were literally starving. I could
not have locn more astonished if
had seen Satan pass by with his cloven
feet sticking out from under his trou
sers. It never had occurred to me that
father could be poverty stricken. Chil
dren from infancy rely on their parents
for what they need and thus come to
consider them always as having pos
sessions. The only idea I had of my
father was that he had withheld from
me what he ought to have given me.
I went straight to my counting room
and drawing checks for an aggregate
of $.",000 sent them to the bank to be
certified, but now my desire to out
shine father was a horror to me, and
I started home the next morning in an
old suit I used for inspecting our ware
houses. As soon as I arrived I went
home and stood on the opposite side of
the street looking at it. Heavens, how
small it looked, and how dilapidate.!!
The roof was ready to cave in. I went
over and knocked. A young girl about
seventeen came to the door. She look
ed half starved and very shabby, but
I knew her for my little sister. I want
ed to take her In my arms, but she
didn't know me, and I would have
frightened her, so I asked her if her
mother was at home, and she took me
into the parlor. It was the same par
lor, with the same furniture, but the
upholstery was in rags. When mother
came in she knew me at once, though
I had grown a beard since leaving
home. She fell into my arms in
Father, hearing something amiss,
came hobbling in he was all broken
down with rheumatism and seeing
mother in the arms of a strange young
man looked mystified.
"Father," I said extending my hand
to him, "forgive me."
He Just sat down and covered his
face with his hands. Mother took me
to him and put my hand in his.
I'd been thinking so long how I
would go home and show father that
I was a better man than he that now I
was there and had plenty of money I
felt a repulsion at offering It. After
we had got a little used to the situa
tion I went out with Lucy, my sister,
and we stocked the larder. I got some
Information from her about father's
affairs and when we went home again
I had given her the checks, one of which
was for her, and told her to put them
where father and mother would find
I stayed at home that night, aid just
before going to bed I heard a commo
tion downstairs and, returning to the
sitting room, saw the cause. Mother
in taking up her Bible to read her
usual chapter before going to ted had
found a $1,000 check in the place of
her bookmark. I ran back upstairs
and pretended to have gone to bed.
rretty soon I heard loud talking in
father's and mother's room and, as the
partition was thin, heard father tell
mother that he had found a $3,000
check pinned to the collar of his night
shirt. He tried my door, but I had
locked it and snored lustily.
Well, the next day I called a family
conference, told them that I was rich
and asked them whether they would
rather have the old house rebuilt or
come to the city with me. Father and
mother decided that they were too old
to leave the place in which they had
always lived, but consented that I
should take Lucy back with me and
put her to school. Father and I went
out and found a builder, who took
charge of the repairs, or, rather, the
rebuilding of the house, and after our
return I went .shopping with mother
and Lucy, whose tattered clothing was
a constant repoach to me.
I stayed at home till they got rid of
their rags, then took father and moth
er and Lucy back with me, Lucy to
go to school, father and mother to have
a change while the house was In charge
of the builder. I believe I was hap
pier than if I had done my duty In the
first place. At any rate, my atonement
RUSSELL TUOENE. i
PLAN TOUR INCLUDING NEARLY THE WHOLE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
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The accompanying illustration show
ing the itinerary which will be pursued
by the two Moline men. Lester R.
Creutz and George E. Holt, on th-i.'
around-the-world bicycle trip, i;po:i
which they are planning to depart in
June. They will sail from New Yorl;
for Liverpool, England, about the mid
dle of June, and after a few days in
the famous English shipping poln:
their bicycle trip will begin. Because
of the lateness of the season it is
probable that motor cycles will be
used throughout Europe, so that St.
Petersburg, Russia, may be readied
before the setting in of winter, and to
enable the tourists to make the 4,000
mile trip from St. Petersburg to
France before the new year.
Ill Algeria I5y Xew Venr'n.
It is expected that New Year's day
will see them at Algeria, in Africa,
Christmas probably having been spent
among the vineyards of southern
France. January and February will be
spent in the trip through northern Af
rica. Local conditions will, of course,
entirely govern this trip. Mohamme
dan fanatics are now busily engaged
in a quiet but deadly hunt for the white
men in Morocco. These conditions
may change, however, before the first
of next year. From Tunis the tour
ists will go by boat to the island of
Sicily, ami after passing across the is
land will begin their wheel northward
through Italy, visiting such interesting
points as Vesuvius, Pompeii, Hercula
neum, the ' Eternal City," Naples, Ven
ice, Florence, Genoa, to Switzerland;
thence their itinerary will lead them
eastward to Vienna, in Austria; thence
south through Austria and the Balkan
states, Roumania, Servia, Bulgaria, and
Turkey, to Greece. After some of the
wenders of the ancient Greeks' civil
ization have been seen, kodaked and
written up, the travelers will sail to
the land of the pyramids and will
ascend the Nile as far as is feasible,
taking in Karnak, the great elam at
Assouan, the pyramids, sphinx, and
other things of interest.
Tlieu Into Aitin.
Returning to Cairo, the cyclists will
then go toward the rising sun to the
holy land; thence by boat down the
Red sea, landing at Mecca and ot'.ier
towns; thence around the Arabian
peninsula to a Persian port. After go
ing around the Indian peninsula and
visiting Bombay, Ceylon, Calcutta and
other points, they will reach the re
gion in upper Burmah. of which Kip
ling has written up so much. They
will then go down the Malay peninsula
to Singapore, visiting Sumatra and
Borneo, and take boat for Manila.
From the Philippines they will go to
China, visiting at Hongkong. Fuchati.
and Shanghai; thence to Japan. After
a visit in the land of the mikado, they
will sail for the Hawaiian islands,
where they will look upon the beauties
of the "Paradise of the Pacific." A
few weeks later they will probably be
again at home, after having completed
one of the most interesting journeys of
Itrprrxent Local Company.
The company of which Messrs. Holt
and Creutz are members and for the
patrons of which they will make the
trip, is the International Correspond
ence and Advertising' company of Mo
line. It has applie-d for incorporation
papers and has a capital of $10,0(m.
The other members of the company are
S. M. Campbell. C. C. Campbell, and
H. J. Churchill of Rock Island. The
company is to do a general foreign
and domestic advertising and corre
spondence business. During the trip
Messrs. Holt and Creutz will write let
ters for a syndicate of American news
papers which is now being organized,
contracts for advertising business in
stitutions. The company will also rep
resent the advertising interests of a
large number of American trade pub
lications in this portion of the Missis
sippi valley. A large number of news
papers and periodicals have already ar
ranged for the use of the letters to be
written by the Moline men during their
Sick headache results from a de
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by Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. Sold by all leading druggists.
SUPPLY NEW GUNS
Over Four Million Rounds of Am
munition Sent to Army
CHANGE IN RIFLE IN USE
Week's Distribution An Exceedingly
Large One From Rock Is
During last week over 4.0000f
rounds of ammunition was distributed
to the various army posts from Rock
Island arsenal. Recently the war de
partment ordered the issue of the new
army magazine rifle, with the ramrod
bayonet. This rifle differs from the
Krag. which has been in use, and re
quires ammunition of a different type.
Ill lien From Springfield.
The rifles have been sent out from
the Springfield arsenal, but the am
munition is being supplied through the
Rock Island arsenal, and the large
shipments of last week resulted. While
the arsenal has at different times made
larger shipments, this is an important
Call for County Convention cf the Dem
The county central committee of the
democratic party of Rock Island coun
ty, state of Illinois, hereby issues a
call for a convention of said demo
cratic party, to be hold on Thursday,
the third day of May, HoG. at the Rock
Island house, in Rock Island, in said
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois,
convening at 1 o'clock, for the pur
pose of nominating candidates for the
United States senator.
One representative in congress for
the Fourteenth congressional district.
One senator for the Thirty-third sen
Three representatives for the Thir
ty-lhird senatorial district.
One co;:::ty judge.
One county clerk.
One county tre-asurer.
One superintendent of schools.
The convention shall bo composed of
10 delegates. Primary districts art
entitled to delegates as follows:
First ward, first precinct .
v irst ward, sec. nj precinct..
Si'cond wiird. first precinct...
Second w.-ird. second precinct
Third Wiird. first precinct....
Tliird v:ird, second precinct..
Third ward, third precinct...
Fourth ward, first precinct. .
Fourth ward, sicoiul precinct
Fifth ward, first precinct 1
Fifth ward, second precinct... 2
Sixth ward, first precinct 1
Sixth ward, second precinct... 2
Seventh ward, first precinct. . . 2"
Seventh ward, second precinct. 1
Seventli ward, third precinct.. 2
MO 1. 1 NIC.
First ward, first precinct 1
First ward, second precinct... 2
Second ward, first precinct ... 1
Second ward, second precinct.. 2
Third ward, first precinct .... 1
Third ward, second precinct.. 2
Fourth ward, firjst precinct.... 1
Fourth Ward, second precinct. 2
Fifth ward, lirst precinct .... 1
Fifth ward, second precinct... 2
Sixtli ward, lirst precinct .... 1
Sixth ward, second precinct... 2
Seventli ward, first precinct... 1
Seventh ward, second precinct. 2
EdKingrtnn, first precinct 1
EdHiiiKton, second precinct.... 2
Hamilton, first precinct 1
Hampton, second precinct .... 2
Hampton, third precinct 3
South Moline. first precinct... 1
South Moline. second precinct. 2
Port Hymn .....
South I lock Island
Nominations for county candidate:?
at the primary election shall be by
JOHN P. SEXTON.
Attest: George P. Stauduhar, Sec.
Dated at Rock Island, 111., this 29th
day of March, 190G.
ACCEPTS LOCAL PASTORATE
Rev. George C. Mason of Monmouth
for McKinley Baptist Church. "
Rev. George C. Mason of Monmouth,
has accepted the pastorate of McKin
ley chapel, the colored Rapt 1st church
in this city. He will continue to make
his home in Monmouth, coming here
tei hold Sunday services. He Is pastor
of the Second Baptist church at Monmouth.
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