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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, APRIL. 1G, 190G,
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In liock Island county.
Monday, April 16, 1906.
Clean out the dives let the grafter
Let tlie iniquitous justice shop ?ys
tern go with the debauching dive.
Barnum and Bailey are now both
dead but the big show goes on for
ever. Dowie promised to perform a mira
cle when he reached Chicago, and he
did. He kept himself in check.
And then, after the rate bill gets
through the senate it will have to pass
the gauntlet of the supreme court.
Tbe Washington clergyman who
knocked our two highwaymen in Dal
las the other night should be accorded
high rank in the church militant.
Secretary Taft believes in benevolent
treatment of the Filipino, but he inti
mates that American smokers will not
benevolently assimilate Philippine
" Texas lumbermen wisely decided to
keep out of politics and to recommend
nobody for office. Economic associa
tions of this kind almost invariably de
feat the ends for which they were or
ganized by mixing in the hurly-burly
Colonel Edward B. Hay, in address
ing the Washington Bank Clerks asso
ciation last week, said: "I think we
have the crudest handwriting in the
cabinet now that we have had in many
years. We do not see now the beau
tiful writing that was so common in
the time of Alexander Hamilton and
George Washington. The trouble is,
we are all in a hurrv."
Adolphus Busch, the St. Iouis brew
er millionaire, has bought a hotel at
Venice, in southern California, for $f0,
000, and w'.ll put in a similar sum in
improvements. Abbot Kinney, a cigaret
manufacturer, owns Venice, and Busch
and he have gone in together on a
scheme to make it the greatest sea
side resort in southern California.
Both of these men are multi-million
aires, and they intend to build and
equip a place that will throw Monte
Carlo and all the European resorts in
How to Destroy Monopoly.
The New York Journal of Commerce
advances a plan to destroy monopoly.
Arguing in its favor, it says:
"Among the most objectionable mo
nopolistic tendencies of the day are
those which seek control of national
resources. Air and sunshine are hap
pily beyond the control of human
agencies, but almost every material
substance upon or within the earth
has been urnru or less under the sub
jection of monopoly.
"The products of the earth were pri
marily intended for the common good
It was never intended that they should
be controlled for the exclusive advan
tage of a few; yet, usually by direct
ownership, frequently by control of
producing or distributing processes.
these prime necessities of life are
gradually being gathered into the fold
of monopoly with a certainty that al
ready threatens freedom of opportunity
iadustry and enjoyment. The produc
tion of oil is now practically dominated
by monoopoly. Reports are current
that all the richest copper mines in
the country are to be amalgamated
Into one concern, intended to domin
ate the whole industry. This monop
oly may not become absolutely com
plete, but it can easily be complete
enough to practically throttle compel
tion. In the steel industry there is a
similar tendency. The United States
Steel corporation, through ownership
of the richest supplies of ore, is plac
ing Itself in a position wkere it, too
will be able' to dictate to all competi
tors. It requires no particular intelli
gence to appreciate the overpowering
strength of such concerns in times of
business depression, when monopoly of
cheap raw materials enables them to
underbid and destroy every competitor.
This monopolistic tendency has also
shown itself in other mineral indus
tries, and unless checked will soon
place these all Important national re
sources under the exclusive domina
tion of r W powerful cliques. With
out dwelling upon the alarming conse
quences of such a tendency, which are
now quite well understood, It is oppor
tune to cast about for means of preven
tion. The principle has already, been es
tablished that a monopoly shall treat!
all comers alike, ancrn mis iuiyit- iuic
be applied to the mineral monopolies
to this extent that they shall be
obliged to sell ore to all buyers on the
ssme terms as to themselves or their
constituent companies their power
would be quickly broken. Our su
preme court has decided that the rail
road must treat all shippers alike, and
when producing coal must not dis
criminate in its own favor in the car
rying of It. Apply this principle to
the United States Steel corporation,
the Standard Oil company, the copper
trust, the lead trust, etc., and their
power would vanish, and the inventive
for their creation be largely destroyed.
"Mononolists themselves should be
the Brut to advocate some" such equit
able rule as this. For these facts art
patent to all who are not wilfull
blind. That popular dissatisfaction
with the present state of things is deep,
widespread and earnest; tkat the peo
ple are almost ready, under rash lead
ership, to apply more drastic remedies
than wise men like to contemplate;
that they will not much longer allow
their legislative and electoral pro
cedure to be warped by misused cor
porate fluids; in short, that the time is
at hand when monopoly must choose,
once for all, whether to qield a little
to the conservatives, or be stripped of
much by the radical.
Chicago, April 1C. Following are
market quotations todaj:
May, 79. 79"s. 79, 79.
July, 7S. 79. 79. 78-.
September, 77?i, 7S, !7t, 77v.
May, 4Gi. 4Gj. 4G'8, 4G.
July, 45"s. 4G'4, 4.".i, 4C.
September, 40. 40, 4G'4, 4GMs.
May, 31, S2a. 31. 31i.
July. 30?i. 31. 30. 30.
September, 29", 29. 2UVa. 29.
May, 10.12, 16.20, 10.02. 10.17.
July, 10.32, 10.40, 10.23, 10.37.
May, S.70. S.77, S.C5. S.77.
July. S.S2. S.90. 8.77, 8.90.
September, 8.90. 9.f2, 8.S7, 9.02.
May, S.07, 8.77, S.G7. S.77.
July, S.S2. 8.92. S.SO, S.92.
September, 8.Sr, 8.95, S.S2, S.95.
Receipts today Wheat 4. corn 130,
oats 123. hogs 32,000. cattle 23,000.
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 2.400. Light G.45SJ6.G7, mix
ed and butchers C.430.70. good heavy
0.23(5 6.72. rough heavy G.256.40.
Cattle market opened strong.
Sheep market opened strong.
Hogs at Omaha 4.500, cattle 3,000.
Hogs at Kansas City 0,000, cattle 9,-
U. S. Yards, S:40 a. m. Hog market
strong to 5c higher. Light 6.45 6.72.
mixed and butchers 6.4506.72, good
heavy 6.30 0.75. rough heavy 6.30
Cattle market steady to strong.
Beeves 4.00 6.30. cows and heifers
1.6ft 4.73, stockers and feeders 2.85
Hog market closed strong to 5c high
er. Light 6.45 6.72. mixed and butch
ers 6.45 6.75. good heavy 6.30 6.77,
rough heavy 6.30 6.45.
Cattle market closed shade higher.
Sheep market closed 10c higher.
New York Stocks.
New York. April 16. Cas 94. I
P. 157, U. S. Steel preferred 109. U.
S. Steel common 43?i, Reading 137j,
Rock Island preferred 60, Rock Is
land common 2S'4, O. & V. 52, South
ern Pacific 69 v,, X. V. Central 141
Missoari Pacific VCr'a, Met ropolitnn
117. I.. & N. 151. Smelters 101 14, C. V.
I. 62. Canadian Pacific 172., Illi
nois Central 174. Penna 142, Erk
45. C. & O. 59, B. R. T. 87. B. &. O.
111. Atchison 93. locomotive 69
Sugar 142. St. Paul 177. Copper 114.
Republic Steel preferred 103, Republic
Steel common "iy2. Southern Ry. 40.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stook, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, April 10. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Dairy, 20c to 22c.
Lard 8c 10c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 25
to 35c apiece; hens, per lb. 10c to 11c;
ducks, per lb. 11c; turkeys, per lb ,13c
to 15c. Geese, per pound. 11c.
Vegetables Potatoes, 60 to 70c.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 15c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 47 to 50c; oats, 31 to
Forage Timothy say, $12$13;
prairie, $9$12; elover. mixed $9
$10; straw, $5$G.
Wood Hard, per load. ?55.50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 18c; slafk, per
bushel, 10 to 12c.
Hogs Mixed $5.75 to $6.25.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3.00 $6;
lambs, $4$6.C0. .
Cattle Steers. $3.50(71: $5: cows and
heifers, $2$4.50; calves $5$7.
This salve is Intended especially for
sore nipples, burns, frost bites, chap
ped hands, itching piles, chronic sore
eyes, granulated eye lids, old chronic
sores and for diseases of the skin, such
as tetter, salt rheum, ring worm, scald
head, herpes, barbers' itch, scabies or
itch and eczema. It has met with un
paralleled success in the treatment of
these diseases. Price 25 cents per
MY ONLY FRIEND.
There seen to be a consensus of
o-rtnion that the dogis nearer, so far
us affection counts, i to man than any
other animal. For ne, I consider him
the nost Intelligent of idl four foot
ed beasts, but perhmps I am prejudiced
in this opihlon, for I once owned a dog
that I loved better than I ever loved
man or woman. ' He was the only com
panion I valued, while confined within
the narrow limits of a ship, often for
years on one rvoyage. I liuve always
been prone to shut myself up within
myself and .as master could never
bring niysett' to-associate on familiar
terms -with any of my subordinates. I
f.mul Rex tun n -wreck when I was
mate of a vessel. He was about to die
of starv:sthn, ami I took him off and
fed hi in with my oru bands. He was
of the collie, breed the larger kiud. I
have saved' men and Women and chil
dren from'wrecks, but never saw such
gratSTude expressed in a look aw the
carving log gave me. Ravenous for
food, he seemed to know when I gave
It to him sparingly that I was doing
so for Iris own good and nequiesoed
as a littk child will submit to similar
treatment from its (parents.
As be reeovered! and tilled out he
was 'a princely animal, and I named
him Rex. For years through storm
and sunshine litis and I walked the
quarter deck sidelby side and when we
tnrned in at uilrt turned in together,
of ton in the same bunlv. "When on a
dangerous coast or in bad weather I
left my cabin togo on deck. Rex would
insist on going rwith me and if 1 shut
him in the cabin would whine pitifully
till he was permStted to join me. Then
at my side bo would ewdnre rain or
sleet driven nguUnst him fcy u furious
wind. I tried at first to Induce him to
remain in a oilof rope over which I
drew a tarpaulin, but he scorned it.
seeming to consider my place of duty
his place of duly.
We classify living beings, but no
classification 'can be irfect. Men
have been succored and 'have murder
ed their preservers, and' yet we regard
thm as living souls, while we class
my Rex as a brute. He may have
been a brute :to others; to iue ho was
only behind me In physical develop
ment. If I have- a soul he had one.
for I saw it in his eye, as he saw one
in mine. Bo this as it may, he was all
that I loved.
One night I went to nsy cabin and
sank at once to sleep. I should have
been ou deck, but was worn out with
constant watxhing on a treacherous
coast In thick weather. I dreamed
that we were sailing up on a broad
beach, and I could bear tbe sand
grinding under the keel. I heard a
sharp bark in my ear and. awakening,
saw by the light of dawn Rex, bis fore
paws ou the bunk, whining and tell
ing me with his expressive eyes that
something terrible had happened. Get
ting on deck, I found that the ship
had struck a submerged rock and was
fnt sinking. The men, mindful of
their wn lives, had got out tUe boats
and filled them, ami the last loat was
about to pull awaj. not a man in it
daring to wake Ihs captain for fear he
would -b left behind. Seeing me com
ing, shame stopped them.
"Get aloard, captain!" they shouted.
Is every living thing off the ship?"
They assured me that all had left ex
cept Rex and myself. Those in the
bow at which I must enter made room
for me, and I got in, then turned to
help Rex in. The boat was overload
ed, and the nien were anxious to be
off, fearing to get caught in the vor
tex that would follow the ship when
she went down, and the moment I was
In thy gave way. Rex plunged into
Hie water and swam leslde the boirt.
I wished to take him In, but the men
protested against taking a dog Into a
boat already too heavily burdened.
We were not In sight of land, and I
knew that my Rex. who of all the liv
ing creatures aboard ttie ship had
thought of me in the great peril and
but for whom I should have been left
to perish, csuld not. swim to safety. I
proposed to the men that if they would
give my place to the dog I would look
for some Coating object to which I
could cling, but to which the dog
coukl not. But all protested against
having the dog In the boat lest he
prove uncontrollable with me out of
it. I saw the difficulty myself and
gave up the plan.
Rex swam directly behind us, never
taking his eye from me for a mo
ment. He was fast getting tired, but
gave no sign that he wished to be
taken aboard. With Ills intelligence I
have always ldleved that he took In
the situation and was resigned to it.
I roud this In his wistful eye and that
his regret at parting with me over
came his dread of death. After awhile,
when the men ceased pulling for a rest
and consultation, Itex swam up beside
the boat. The men in trying to drrwe
him away endangered our equilibrium.
All protested, and one with a revolver
threatened to shoot him.
I have given many heartrending or
ders, but none that was sp hard for
me as the one I now felt necessary.
Standing up and looking my dog in the
eye, I said mournfully:
Human beings have bidden the long
farewell to loved ones left behind with
eyes when the tongue has lost Its pow
er. Such a fa newel 1 my Rex gave
me, then turned and swam back to
ward where the ship had gone down.
I watched him till he was a mere
epeck; then a wave larger than the
others rolled over him.
AUSTIN A. KINGSLEY.
GOES TO BEST MAN
Competitive Examiration for Ca
dstfchip at Annapolis at Aledo
May 22 and 23.
MUCH INTEREST IN DISTRICT
Gocd Chance for Young Men Between
17 and 21 Enter Academy in
Congressman James McKinney writes
The Argus that a competitive examina
tion has been arranged for by him to
select, strictly on merit, one young
man for appointment at West Point,
and another for Annapolis, from the
Fourteenth congressional district.
The examination will be held at
Aledo Tuesday and Wednesday, May
22 and 2'.',, and will be open to all
young men who are bona fide resi
dents of the district who may desire
to try for these appointments as mid
shipman or cadet, and who are within
the years of eligibility.
Metweeii 17 aiitl SI.
The regulations for admission to the
military academy at West Point re
quire that the candidate must be 1k
tween the ages of 17 and 21. and for1
admission to the naval academy at An
napolis, between the ages of 10 and 1M.
The successful candidate for West
Point will have until June. 1!)7, to'
prepare himself for the entrance ex
amination at the military academy, and .
this fact must be taken into consider-j
ation in the question of age, as it will
be the age at the time of admission
tlvat will be considered and not the
age at the time of this competitive ex
amination. The successful canddidate
for the, naval academy will be expect
ed to take the examination for admis
sion to the academy at Annapolis on
the third Tuesday in June. 19itf!. '
These competitive examinations will
be along the same lines and of about
the same degree as the entrance exam-'
inatkms. Candidates must be sound
physically, and this part of the exam-.
million win lie iiciiie wnri tare, mi. me
Will Srml In fnrmn tion.
Sample lists of questions and full
information will be given to all appli
cants by addressing Hon. James Mc
Kinney, house of representative i,
Washington. D. C.
Congressman McKinney says he has
received many letters from all ofer
his district, indicating that great in
terest will be taken in the examina
tions. All the good qualities of Ely's Cream
Halm, solid, are found in Liquid Cream
Halm, which is intended for use in
atomizers. That it is an unfailing cure
for nasal catarrh is proved by an ever
increasing mass of . testimony. It does
not dry out nor rasp the tender air
pwssage. It allays the inflammation
and goes straight to the root of the
disease. Obstinate old cases have
been cured in a few weeks. All drug
gists. 76 cents, including spraying tube,
or mailed by Ely Bros., 56 Warren
street. New York.
If you ever bought a box of Witch
Hazel Salve that failed to give satis
faction the chances are it did not have
the name E. C. DeWitt & company"
printed on the wrapper and pressed in
the box. The original Do Witt's Witch
Hazel Salve never fails to give satis
faction for burns, sores, boils, tetter,
cracked hands, etc. For blind, bleed
ing itching and protruding piles it af
fords almost immediate relief. It stops
the painw Sold by all druggists.
ADDRESSEDT0 WORKING GIRLS
Miss Barrows Tells How Mrs, Pink
tarn's Advice Helps Working Girls.
Girls who work
susceptible to fe
rn a 1 e disorders,
who are obliged
to stand cm their
feet from ariorn
ing until night in
stores or facto
ries. Day in and day
out the girl toils.
and she is often the bread-winner of
the family. Whether she is sick or
well, whether it rains r shines, she
must get to her place of empJoyment,
perform the dnties exacted of her
smile and be agreeable.
Ameng this class the symptoms of
female diseases are early manifest by
weak and aching- backs, pain in the
lower limbs and lower part of the
stomach. In consequence of irequent
wetting of the feet, periods become
painfal and irregular, and frequently
there are faint and dizzy spells, with
loss of appetite, until life is a burden.
All these sj'mptoms point to a de
rangement of the female organism
which can be easily and promptly
I'.ired by Lydia E. Pinkhara's Vegeta
Miss Abby V. Barrows, Nelsonville,
Athens Co.," Ohio, tells what this great
medicine did for her. She writes :
Dour Mrs. 1'inkham :
"I feci it hit duty to tell yo the good
Lvdia K. I'inkham's Vegetable Compound
and Hlood Purifier have done forme. lSefore
I took them 1 was very nervous, had dull
headaches, pains in back, and tm1s were
irregular, 1 had been to several docttirs, ani
thev did me no good.
"Your nitnlu iue has made me well ami
strong. I can do most any kind of work
without complaint, and my periods are all
"I am in lietter health than I ever was,
and I know it is all due to your remedies. I
rni)imiienil your advioe and medicine to all
It is to such girls that Mrs. Tink
hara holds out a helping hand and ex
tends a cordial invitation to correspond
with her. She is daughter-in-law of
Lydia E. Pinkham and for twenty-five
Tears has been advising sick women
free of charge. Her long- record of
success in treating woman's ills makes
her letters of advice of untold value to
every ailing working girl. Address,
Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass.
when getting ready to put away
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