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1-HE ARGUS, THURSDAY; APRn. 12, 1900
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Thursday, April 12, 1906.
Dick Yates is still making speeches.
It is good practice for him even if he
does not win.
Iowa has adopted the anti-pass plan
for public officials. It is now the turn
of Illinois to do the same.
Some men are born to graft, some
learn to graft and some get into con
gress, where they become grafters by
Senator Bailey of Texas did a tine
day's work if he converted Senator
Hale of Maine to his views on the
railroad rate bill.
The workmen entrusted with the job
of casting the next primary law should
be extremely careful that there are no
blow holes In it.
Tomorrow will be Good Friday, the
most solemn and sacred day in the
Christian alendar, commemorative of
the tragedy which proved to the world,
the divinity of the Son ot Man.
Hilarious news comes from Oklaho
ma. Joe Sober, Henry Stud, Rev.
'jGrlpe, Grandma Root and Charlie
Loveless have organized a cooperative
domestic establishment at one of the
King Edward VII. is the uncle of the
emperor of Germany, will soon be the
uncle of the queen of Spain, is already
the uncle of the crown prince of Rou
mania, the czarina, the crown princess
of Greece and the crown princess of
Sweden, and is the father of the queen
Minneapolis Journal: Th"e Boston dis
trict attorney has just rescued from
jail a little boy who was serving a 30
day sentence for throwing a snowball
at a wealthy Bostonian. The cold dig
nity of the great man was so disturbed
that it is a wonder the little boy was
The Washington Times chronicles
Senator Allison's entry into the rate
fight as a champion of the administra
tion's policy. "Senator Allison Is to
put his 40 years of experience, his
prestige as dean of the senate, his pow
er aa head of its most potent commit
tee, his skill as a manager of legisla
tion, his tact in handling men and
situations and the genuine affection of
his associates for him against the skill
and accomplishments of the senator
from Rhode Island, who is conceded to
be the anti-administration leader. It
is going to be from this time forth a
test of Allison mettle against that of
Aldrich." There ha3 been no feeling
of insecurity as to where the senior
senator from Iowa would be found on
the rate question since his announce
ment at the dinner given by the Du
buque club in his honor that he "was
with the president."
Farming and Prosperity.
Chicago News: Probably it would
be a mistake to place too hboral a con
struction on Secretary Wilson's rose
ate declaration that -there will be no
more crop failures." Jut evidently his
words are not without some solid basis
of fact. Extraordinary contingencies,
like floods, droughts or frosts in sum
mtr or the visitation of Insect pests,
to the number and variety of which
there appears to be no limit, may work
havoc in any year. The fact remains
that the agencies for combating many
of these evils are better than ever and
that the improving agricultural meth
ods are steadily making the output of
the soil richer'and more certain. Farm
ing Is becoming scientific. Lands are
no longer exhausted by being devoted
year after year to the same crop or to
crops for which they are unsuitable.
Study of the soil and of farming meth
ods is bringing the husbandman's art
to the point. where he can secure the
maximum possible yield" from the land
at his disposal.
Assuming that Secretary Wilson's
statements are even partially true they
hold out great encouragement not only
to the farmers, but .to the nation as a
whole.' Large crops with favorable
market conditions mean general bus
iness activity, heavy railway shipments,
and a 'general abundance of money.
Our present period of prosperity dates
from the banner crop years of the late
QAa on1 efna that tlma tfoo frti
of the financiers has been that a re;'
Tersal of conditions in tne agricultural
districts would take away these bene
fits and bring on hard times.
Could we be certain every year of
an output sufficient to supply the na
tion's needs and provide a comfortable
surplus for export, the assurance of
continued prosperity, barring abnormal
conditions, would be greatly increased.
It would be rash to jump at the con
clusion that nothing can shake our
commercial position or that this na
tion is to enter a millennial epoch of
perpetual prosperity. The Inference
is justified, however, that because of
the progress steadily made toward sci
entific methods of farming the prob
abilities of financial reverses or of a
return to such periods of adversity as
the country experienced in 1893 and
the years immediately succeeding are
Krqairea New Legislation.
President Roosevelt has had an ex
tended conference with Representative
Hpnburn of Iowa, chairman of the
house committee on interstate com
merce. The conference had to do with
the necessity for legislation to meet
the situation growing out of Judge
Humphrey's immunity decision in Chi
cago recently on the beef trust case
Mr. Hepburn and otter members of
congress are in favor of granting much
larger powers to the bureau of corpo
rations under the department of com
merce and labor, but were prevented
from doing so by a fight which threat
ened, if continued, to defeat the whole
Now the president contemplates
sending a message to congress, in
which he will review the effects of
Judge Humphrey's decision, and point
ing out that such construction of ex
isting laws makes it necessary for an
entirely new statute. The president is
divided in his mind as to whether the
legislation should be coupled with lg
islation enlarging the power and scope
of the bureau of corporations or wheth
er it shall be simply confined to a new
statute covering the question of im
munity exclusively. It Is understood
that he has boen advised that the leg
islation will have a better chance of
meeting favor in congress if not involv
ed by association with any other col
CONTINUES THE BATTLE.
(Continued from Page One.)
from now on, if the advice given him
by Attorney Emil C. Wetten is finally
Dowie's counsel still seks to gain
for him some show of his old dime au
thority. Shadow rather than substance
is the thing that is sought.
Mr. Wetten announced thia outcome
of the spectacular fight on hi3 depart
ure from Zion City, where he had held
a long conference with Voliva and his
cabinet. . w
I'roKram for Settlement. '
The program, as indicated by the at
torney, and which he admits may yet
be upset by Dowie, follows:
Dowie to return south and not to at
tempt to enter Zion City.
An income sufficient to keep him in
comfort in his retirement to be pro
vided by Zion.
Control of all financial affairs to re
main unchallenged in the hands of the
Voliva forces, who guarantee the full
payment of all creditors.
Settlement ot ecclesiastical questions
not reached; Dowie seeking to have
some board created of which he will
be the nominal, honorary, and long
David Mnrdsck Turna Jadnm
Chicago, April 12. Dowie was today
desarted by Ms prsonal attendant,
David Murdock, who has been with him
Wife Sell HoaMeboId flood.
Montague. Mich., April 12. The
household effects, farming implements,
etc., of Mrs. Dowie's summer home at
Den Mac Dhui were sold at auction to
day, for the purpose of raising needed
MOLINE CONTRACTOR MAIMED
A. P. Lundquist Fall 35 Feet and Frac
tures Left Arm.
A. P. Lundquist, the well known Mo
line contractor whose home is at 150
Fourth avenue, fen from the roof of
the Sylvan steel mill this morning, a
distance of 35 feet to the ground and
fractured his left arm at the elbow.
The member was broken in three plac
es, the bones protruding through the
flesh. The victim will have a stiff
arm the remainder of his life, his sur
geons say. A number of bruises about
the back, none of which are serious,
were also sustained.
NESTOR OF HOUSE STRICKEN
Charles A. Allen, Father of Allen Bill
III at Springfisld.
Springfield, 111., April 12. Represent
ative Charles A. Allen, father of the
"Allen bill," was stricken with paraly
sis In the rotunda of the St. Nicholas
hotel yesterday Just as lie was rising
from a chair to start to the statehouse
to attend the session of the legislature.
Mr. Allen is GO years old and Is the
oldest member of the legislature ' in
point of service, having served nine
terms. He served four consecutive
terms, then there was a lapse of ono
year. Mr. Allen fathered the Allen 50
year franchise bill, which created such
strong opposition in Chicago and be
came an Issue in city politics as well
as state at the time.
Dr. Taylor Honored. j
gprlngfleld, III., April 12. (Special).
Governor Deneen today announced the
appointment of Superintendent W. E.
Taylor of the Watertown asylum as
deLegate to the national conference ot
officers of charitable institutions.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A MAN AND A HOG.
Copyright. 1906. by McClure. Phillips & Co.
It was generally believed in the
village of Grafton that Deacon Still-
well and the widow Carter would
make a match of It after the deacon's
year of mourning was up.
One year and two weeks and seven
hours after bis wife's death the deacon
sauntered around to the widow's gate
of a Sunday evening. He was In his
best clothes, and he had made up his
mind to pop the question and have the
day set. The widow sat on the ve
randa whacking at the bugs add flies,
and he took a seat beside her.
As a prelude lie began to tell ber
about the drought In Texas, and he bad
got along as far as to state that every
cow wanting a drink bad to walk 100
miles for it when the widow rose up
with a cry. She had espied a bog In
her back garden. It was a spotted
bog, and his snout was playing hob
among her Early Rose potatoes. He
bad burst his way In fjom the alley
without reference to its Iteing the Sab
bath day and had already rooted up a
"It's a hog In the garden!" she ex
plained as she turned to the deaeou.
"Yes, I see, and I'll soon have him
out of that."
It Is said that every person born has
an antipathy. The . deacon had one,
and It was hogs. lie always had two
or three lu the pen. and he never
missed giving them sly whacks when
occasion offered. To be interrupted as
he was, by a hog, aud that on Sun
day to boot, made his blood boil. He
might have to race that porker around
for fifteen minutes before finding out
whether the widow would say yes or
no when the real pinch came.
"I think it's one of Jerklns' hogs."
said the widow as the deacon slid off
the veranda and looked around for a
"It doesn't make any difference who
owns him, he's In -your garden."-
"You don't mean you'll kill him?"
"I'll break every bone in his- body!"
There was a grimness about the
deacon that the widow had never seen
before, but before she eould say any
thing further he set off with a club in
his band. The hog bad his head turned
the other way and was very busy, and
the first thing he knew he received
such a thump across the back that he
supposed an apple tree had fallen on
him. ne took a skate for a few rods
and then turned about and saw the
man and his club.
Anybody who thinks a hog has no
feelings will get left, ne knows" the
difference between a square deal and
a sneak, and when he Is humiliated he
feels revengeful. It didn't take this
particular hog over ten seconds to real
ize that he had been played low down
and to decide on a course of action.
He was near the hole be came In at,
but be started on a run for the bouse.
Moreover, he squealed as he ran.
The squealing of a hog on a quiet
Sunday evening in any commnnity will
bring out anxious Inquirers. The dea
con knew it, but he went racing after
his victim. He dodged around the
fruit trees In his race and finally got
near enough to deliver a blow. It was
a blow meant to kill the porker so
stone dead that not a single bristle
would stir after the club came down,
but it missed the bog's nose by an inch
and hit a tree.
"Have you killed yourself?" demand
ed the widow from the end of the
veranda as the deacon danced arouud
and flirted his smarting fingers In the
Blast the blamed bog!" was shouted
Why, Deacon StillwMl!"
I say blast hiiu, and I'll break his
blamed back befere I get through with
him!" . ,
There was another chase after the
hog. The porker took a tnrn around
the front yard, doing all the damage
he could to the flower beds, and as the
deacon pursued him half a dozen peo
ple were looking on and commenting.
He knew It, but he continued the race.
What will not a man do to get even
with, a hog? When both bad reached
the potato . vines again there was a
tremendous effort on the deacon's part
4o finish the tragedy out of hand. He
set his Jaw, drew a long breath and
struck with all his might. The hog
wasn't there, and the deacon fell among
the vines and. rolled over. Confused
as he was he heard the widow chuckle.
and then and: there he vowed that she
should never be his wife. When he
rose up he felt the strength of a giant
and the fleetness of a race horse. He
took the trail of the hog and ran It so
close that the porker had to make a
rush up the steps of the veranda to
save his bacon.
If the widow had stood still he would
have passed her, but, of course, she
Jifmped around and got in his way, and
he made a dive at her feet and brought
her down. While she lay screaming
the deacon was coming to the rescue.
He leaped up on the veranda just as
the hog had decided to take the back
track, and there was another collision
and another human being thrown
down. Six neighbors were on hand
before the two people bad arisen, and
the hog had disappeared through the
hole In the fence.
Widder CaTter! exclaimed the dea
con, as he stood puffing like a horse
and his face as red as paint.
'Deacon Stillwell!" sh.e exclaimed.
as her yes flashed at the thought of
bedng flung dojvn bya hog."
1 11 never come Into your house
"Nobody wants you to!"
"You you" -V -
"And yon you ' "
And they have never married. The
suauow at a Bportea nog lies between t
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$3.95 to $8.50
Corner Second 6-
Chicago, April 12. Following are the
market quotations today:
May, 79, 804. 79, 80.
July. 78, 79, 78, 79.
September. 77, 79, 77, 7S.
May, 47, 4G. AQV2.
July, 4CVi, 4Gy2, 40, 40.
September, 4C. 47. 40, 40.
May, S2. 32. 31, 32.
July. 30. 31. 30. 31.
September, 29, 30, 29, 29.
May, 10.23, 10.23, 10.00, 10.07.
July, 10.30, 10.32, 10.17, 10.20.
May. 8.70, S.70, 8.C2, S.C3.
July. 8.S3, 8.S5. S.75, S.80.
September, 8.97. 8.97, 8.87, 8.90.
May. 8.72. S.72, 8.C7. S.C7.
July. 8.85, 8.S5. S.77. 8.70.
September, 8.83, 8.87, S.S2. 8.S2.
Receipts today Wheat 1; corn
110; oats 99. - -
Hogs 10,000; cattle 0,000; sheep 20,-j
000. . , -
Hogs left over 4,800.
Hog market, opened strong to 5c
higher Light . 6.300.55; mixed and
butchers C.40G.o6; good heavy 0.150
6.57; rough heavy G.15G.30.
Cattle market opened strong.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha 0,000; cattle 3.000;
hogs at Kansas City 5,000; cattle,
U. S. Yards 8:40 a. r.i. Hog market
slow Light C.30CTG.5&; mixed - and
biiuhers 6.40C.C0; good heavy CIS
COO; rough heavy C.15C25.
Cattle market strong Beeves 4.00Z
C.30; cows and heifers l.Gfl(04.75;
stockers and feeders 2.854.75;
Sheep market steady.. .
Hog market closed steady. Light
G.30C55; mived and butchers 0.40
0.00; good heavy C.15C.C0; rough
heavy C.15 0.25. - "
Cattle market closed -steady. '
Sheep market closed weak. . .
New York Stocks. ...
New York, April 12. Gas 94.' U. P.
155. U.. S. Steel preferred 107. 1?.
S. Steel common 42, Reading 137.
Rock Island preferred 00, Rock, Is
land common 27, O. & W.52, South
ern Pacific 08, N. Y. Central 1,43,
Missouri Pacific. 95, L. & N, 148,
Smelters 158, C. F. I. 61. Canadian
Pacific 172. Illinois . Central 174,
Penna 141. Erie 44. T. C. I. 149.
C & O. 58, B. R. T. 8G. Atchison
93, Locomotive 68, Sugar 139, St.
Paul 176, Copper 110, Republic
Steel common 30, Southern Ry. 40.
LOCAL MARKET-CONDITIONS. .
Rock Island. April 12. Following are
" The Eaten Norfolk
with or without Knickerbockers,
made with yoke and pleats run
nlnsr to bottom of coat; belt of
same material, navy serges, fan
cy cheviot and homespuns in
the wholesale quotations In today's
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Dairy, 20c to 22c.
Live Poultry Spriag chickens, 25
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Boy's Double Breasted Suits
worn by boys from 7 to 16.
Coat la cut after the new spring
model. Rood length, broad
shouldered effect anci bloomer
trousers with strap and buckle
at bottom. Made up In blue
serges, fancy cheviots, home
spuns and worsteds.
to 33c apiece; hens, per lb. 10c to 11c;
ducks, per lb. 11c; turkeys, per lb .13c
to 15c. Oeese, per pound, 11c.
Vegetables Potatoes, CO to 70c.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 15c.
You won't do justice to yourself if you miss the
extraordinary offering we are making in stunning New.
Styles for Spring.
If you want Spring Clothing for Easter, you've got
to get it mighty quick Don't worry just because you
haven't ready cash thic credit store will sell you any
thing you want for Easter at cash storf prices and
give you months of time to
Buy from the manufacturer
save money. We operate
MEN'S SUITS $ 7 to S20
TOPCOATS IO to IS
RAINCOATS IO to 20
BOYS' SUITS 2 to IO
MEN'S SHOES 51.75 to 4
MEN'S HATS Sl.SO to ' 3
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Plain Double Breasted
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Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 47 to 50c; oats, XI to
Forage Timothy hay, $12$?$13;
prairie, $9 $12; clover, mixed 9!3
$10; straw, $3$C. ,