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THF. A ROUS. THURSDAY,-' APRIL, 19, 1900.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1G24
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the poBtofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER , CO.
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tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Thursday, April 19, 1906.
The world in sympathy, no less than
in sorrow, turns to San Francisco.
Returns show that in the recent
local elections the democratic party,
wherever political lines were drawn.
made conspicuous g-ins.
Undoubtedly the lid is screwed down
too tightly on o!d Vesuvius. If some
one had lifted it this earthquake bus
iness might never have occurred.
One cannot help being sorry for the
Hepburn bill. We thought at first it
was a good bill; then we thought it
was a bad bill; now we do not know
what it is.
"What this country needs," says a
Boston preacher, "is a king." Before
accepting this theory "Uncle Joe" Can
non will want to have the assurance
that the king, when chosen, vill not
favor tariff revision.
The manner in which Candidate
Perkins attacks Cummins personally
and villifies every person who defends
Cummins, indicates that the Perkins
candidacy is in its last stages of des
peration. Sir Edward Clarke, the brilliant
member of parliament who is making
his presence felt by denouncing the
idea of a tax on meat or corn, started
as a jeweler's assistant in his father's
Andrew D. White, ambassador, edu
cator and author, declares: "Simply as
a matter of fact the United States are.
.among all civilized nations of the
V world, the country in which the crime
of murder is most frequently commit
ted and least frequently punished."
President Fallieres of the French re
public is a combination of farmer,
lawyer and politician. In the forenoon
he takes a health walk of five mlies.
When hungry he not infrequently tod
dles into a bakery for a roll and eats
it standing in the shop or walking in
Is Yates flight About It?
A short time since Richard Yates re
peatedly made the statement that the
Cullom crowd in the state is opposed
to a direct primary. The answer from
the Cullom supporters was that it is
an illusion, on the part of Yates, and
there was a disposition o let it go at
It may be remarked right now that
Senator O. F. Kerry, a chief Cullom
lieutenant in the state, is not doing
anything to dispel tiie illusion. In a
talk made by him last week he ridi
culed the notion that there is a de
mand among the people of this state
for a direct primary, that is one in
which the party men vote directly for
candidates at the primary. Berry said
the alleged demand started with a few
Chicago newspapers, and he does not
think there is now any more to it. Oth
er senators from the country districts
arose in their places and told that
there is a genuine demand among their
constituents for the direct primary. The
same story could be heard on the house
side of the legislature. The governor
had the same thing, stated emphati
cally, in his message to the extra ses
sion. Yet Senator Berry, at the head of
the Cullom forces, persists in the
Btatement that there is no demand for
the direct primary. Now there are
many people who will suspect that
Yates was not far off when he stated
the Cullom people are at heart op
posed to such a primary.
All legislative bodies ought to pro
hibit under severe penalties the use of
corporation funds for political purposes
of any kind. Public, opinion is practi
cally unanimous as to the demoralizing
effect of such contributions, and in the
light of the disclosures of the past
year, showing how baleful is the inti
mate relation between corporation
funds in the hands of party committees
and candidates and corporation funds
In the hands of legislative lobbyists, no
one would now have the hardihood to
defend them. The seat of the evil is
more particularly in corporations
which by their very nature or by mere
bulk of t-cir operations assume the
character of public institutions, but
there Is no need of limiting the prohi
bitions of the law to any particular
' class of corporations. The law will be
more effective in such a matter If its
provisions are simple and 'sweeping, j
No one nr.3Doses to infringe the 'light I
of the citizen to contribute to the poli
tical party of his choice for any legit
imate purpose. Kis right is indisput
able. It is the corporation, contribution
that Infringes thai right, because tbe
stockholders of a railroad, telegraph or
bank company or the policy hoi den; of
a life insurance company entrust their
money to the corporation for the speci
fic purposes of the business carried on,
and are sure to belong to different po
litical parties. If there were no other
objection, it is a flagrant breach of
trust to devote the money of one stock
holder to promote the opposite politi
cal puri)?es of another. As a matter
of fact iu the use of corporation funds
in politics is almost invariably for pur
poses hostile to the interests of the
great majority of all stockholders.
Public policy requires that political
activity sliall emanate and be sustain
ed from citizens as individuals and
that it shall be divorced to the utmost
extent possible from those great cor
porate bodies which, created by law
for certain specific purposes, it is su
premely important should be held in
subjection to 7a w. And every coriiora
tion. railroad or other under the juris
diction of the national government,
should be as rigorously prohibited as
corporations under that of state gov
ernments from diverting so much as
one penny of its. funds to the uses of
political parties under any pretense
Give as it Kas Ilec n Given Unto Von.
It is more blessed to give than to re
ceive. The generous heart is always
contented. It is the impulse of human
ity to do for others, to aid them in trib
ulation and deprivation, to alleviate
their sufferings, and as far as possible,
to relieve their distress.
One of the most terrible visitations
of disaster in the world's history has
come upon the people of San Francis
co and surrounding community. Fol
lowing an earthquake, of a nature so
grave as to strike terror to the souls
of men. and leave in a state of con
fusion and ruin, a city which bm a
short time before basked in the. sun
shine of contentment, prosot'ity ami
promise, came the ravaging elements
of fire which completed the work of
the forces of nature.
Death and destitution, and want and
suffering have succeeded peace ami
plenty. Humanity thus sorely afflict
ed has appealed to humanity, upon
which the heavy hand has not yet been
laid, for succor. The response should
be as broad as the earth. Sympathy
may go hand in hand with the sorrow
that is of all mankind, but there must
be something more than expressions
of sympathy and sorrow. Help is what
is needed. Relief to the suffering has
been asked for. It is the debt of hu
man kind to human kind.
In another part of today's Argus ap
pear the appeals, to which Rock Island
is privileged to contribute answer.
Three banks in Rock Island have con
sented to receive funds and to insure
their safe transmission to those who
are in need.
The subject is one that appeals to
the heart of the individual as well as
to the pride of the city. Let Rock Is
land do its full part.
dive as it has been given unto you.
Human Blood Marks.
A tale of horror was told by marks
of human blood in the home of J. W.
Williams, a well known merchant of
Bac, Ky. He writes: "Twenty years
ago I hail severe hemorrhages of the
lungs, and was near death when I be
gan taking Dr. King's New Discovery.
It completely cured me and I have re
mained well ever since." It cures
hemorrhages, chronic coughs, settled
colds and bronchitis, and is the only
known cure for weak lungs. Every
bottle guaranteed by Hartz & Ulle
mfyer, druggists. 50 cents and $1.
Trial bottle free.
A Lucky Postmistress
Is Mrs. Alexander of Cary, Maine, who
has found Dr. King's New .Life Tills to
be the best remedy she ever tried for
keeping the stomach, liver and bowels
in perfect order. You'll agree with her
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la cases ofjoci
Sprains, Dislocations and other
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Dr. RICHTER'S I
Anchor Pain Expeller
It soothes, heals and comforts.
Keep it always in the house and
be sure to get the genuine with
our trade mark, the anchor, on
All druggists sell it, as and 50
F. AD. RICHTER A. CO '
21S Pearl Street, New Yorit.
BLAMED WITHOUT BLAME.
Everybody knows that there was
something strange about my marriage.
Having recently leeu absolved from tt
pledge, I have concluded to tell the
story exactly as it occurred.
One summer I went to the country
for a rest from professional cares that
had been pressing too lieavily on me
and met a lady, a Mrs. Treat, whom 1
supposed to be a widow. We drove,
boated and sang together, drifting
along companlonably, not recognizing
that love would better describe the
situation, till the summer had ended
aud we were on the eve of separation.
Then I found myself madly in love.
As for the lady, her actions spoke for
her. She confessed to me that she was
not a widow, but had a husband liv
ing. She was willing to get a divorce
from him to marry me.
I had been a bitter opponent of di
vorces and, being a clergyman, had
preached against them. I therefore
felt it my duty to sacrifice myself to
principle andltold Mrs. Treat that I
could not on any account marry a di
vorced woman. My decision seemed to
bo a sad blow to her, but she would
not give me up. When Ave parted viia
told me that we would yet be happy
together, but how that could be 1 could
not see, for her husband was ki tbe
best of health and only a year older
than bersel. I begged for an explana
tion, but she would give me none.
Some months later on taking up a
morning paper I saw that Laura B.
Treat bad secured a divorce from her
husband, Wallace K. Treat, on the
ground of adultery, the said Wullace
Treat having lived for some time with
another woman who passed as his
housekeeper. He was a rich man, bav
iug made a fortune by investing bis
saviugs in the stock of a small corpora
tion that had been bought out by a
trust. The court directed that he should
pay Ids wife alimony equal to one
third of his income. This made her
very comfortable if not rich.
It was not long after seeing this no
tice fhat I received a letter from Mrs.
Treat informing me that she had some
thing to communicate. I replied that
I had already read In a newspaper
what she had to tell me aud that while
I did not blame her for getting her di
vorce I would certainly blame myself
should I fall to practice what I had so
long preached by marrying a divorced
woman I loved her as devotedly as
before, but never so well as my self
respect. In reply to this letter she
wrot that I had not read all she had
to say to me and that she wished to
see me. If she could not convince me
that a marriage with her would be
consistent with my principles she
would not ask me to visit her agaki.
To forflfy my resolution I preached
the next Sunday a sermou which was
the most vehement attack on the mar
riage of divorced people that I had
ever made. Then on Monday morning
I took the train to see the womau with
whom I was desperately in love. . I
found her as handsome and attractive
"Your love for me," she said, "is
about to le put to a very severe strain.
I shall convince you that it is no sin
for either of us to marry the ether.
It will then remain for you to decide
whether you wlil put yourself iu a
position before the world of not prac
ticing what you have preached or nev
er see me again."
She then told me a story which I
would not have believed had I re
ceived it from the lips of uny other
person. That she had not told me be
fore was because doing so would con
flict wlthji pledge. There wa another
reason. I was a poor clergyinau, strug
gling on a salary of $1,000 a year. The
alimony was hers by right, and she
had wished to secure It for me as well
I went back to my charge pledged to
secrecy and with all the time I wished
to make my decision. I must marry
in direct opposition, apparently, to my
avowed principles or give up a wouiaa
without whom my life would be a fail
ure In every respect.
I was willing to stand In a false light
for my love, but would It not be wrong
for me, a minister, to exert an influence
In favor of what I considered sin? I
confess I never satisfied myself on tills
point. I neve,r could convince myself
that I would' not tie demeaning my
profession by appearing to countenance
a sin. Nevertheless I decided that It
was my duty to make my Laura hap
py, and in doing so I made myself
happy as well.
Having lived ten years scowied by
many of my former parishioners I can
now tell the secret which vindicates
me. Two girls who were tolling for a
living met and became room mates.
The older hearing of a position onVy
open to men assumed man's dress and
secured It. The younger wws of much
assistance in a feature of the elder's
work at which she was deficient, and
the salary was divided between them.
For convenience they were married at
the same time, each promising on oath
not to dlvubje the secret so long as tbe
other lived except In case either really
married, and then only to the husband.
Suddenly the girls became rich. Then
the one who had acted the mail's part
claimed the fortune, leaving her sup
posed wife she kept house by herself,
with a housekeeper, but still personat
lna' to all the world a man.
The younger after meeting me en
deavored to secure her portion of the
fortune and, falling, finajly sued for a
divorce on a charge . that the elder
could not disprove without revealing
her sex. The claimant won and soon
aCter the elder divided the estate with
her in lieu of paying alimony. The
elder ha9 recently died, and we are
absolved from secrecy. " ' "
WTLLARD C. IRVING.
Roy A. Barnhart of Chicago, is visit
ing In the city.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Dolly are visiting
relatives at Aurora, 111.
P.. A. Hart, district passenger agent
of the Burlington, is in Chicago today.
Henry Carter departed last night
for South Dakota on a business mis-,
siou. . - -
Miss Jennie Lindrech of Minneapolis
is visiting at the Jensen residence on
Mrs. E. Q, Weaver has gone to Chi
cago to join her husband and take up
her residence there.
Klmoie II. Stafford of this city, was
admitted to practice law in federal
courts at Peoria yesterday.
J. M. Whitford, traveling freight
agent of the M. K. &T., called on Rock
Island railway men. today. C. J.
D'Amour, traveling freight agent of the
Southern railway, was in the city yes
terday from Peoria.
E. B. McKowu and Hugh W. Ralston,
executors of the estate of the laU
Hugh Ralston, have departed for west
ern Nebraska to look after the inter
ests of the estate. They expect to be
gone about two weeks.
W. .1. Warren of Marshalltown. Iowa,
has taken the position of operator iu
the local office of the Postal Telegraph
company and will spend all his time
here Instead of working also in Moline.
as other relief operators have done !
Chicago. April 19. Following are the
market quotations today:
May. 80, 82'4, 79. 80.
July. 78, 79, 7S',. 78. - ?
September. 77. 78. 70, 7C.
May, 40. 47. 40. 1G.
July. 40. 4GV4. 45. 45.
September. 4G,i. 4G, 4CVi. 4C'4.
May. 32 Vi. 32, 32 . 32.
July, 31. 31 '4. 30. 30. ' , .'
September, 29. 29, 29V4. 29.'4.
May, 10.15, 10.15, 10.15. 1C15.
July, 10.32. 10.37, 10.32, 10.32.
May. S.70, 8.72. 8.70. S.70.
July. 8.S2, 8.87. 8.82. S.82.
September, 8.!.r. 8.97, 8.93, 8.95.
May. 8.72. 8.75. 8.72, 8.72.
July. 8.85. 8.S7. 8.82. S.85.
September. 8.87. 8.92. 8.87. 8.90.
Receipts today Wheat 5. corn 02.
oats 71. hogs 5.00O, cattle 5.000, sheep
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 0.400. Light 0.40(0 0.07 mix
ed and butchers 0.4 5 0.70, good heavy
0.25(50.72, rough heavy C.2500.72.
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened strong.
Hogs at Omaha 7,500. cattle 3.00O.
Hogs at Kansas City '8,000, cattle 4.
000. U. S. Yards, 8:40 a.'m. Hog market
steady. Light 6.40 C.C5, mixed and
butchers 0.45 0.70, good heavy 6.25 ?
fi.72, rough heavy 6.25 6.45.
Cattle market slow, to 10c to 15c
lower. Beeves 3.90 G.10, cows and
heifers 1.504.70, stockers and feed
Sheep market strong.
Hog market closed weak. Light 6.40
(fiO.05, good heavy G.206.70, rough
Cattle .market closed slow.
Sheep market closed strong.
New York StocKs.
New York, April 19. Gas 93, U. P.
150, U. S. Steel preferred 107. U. S.1
Steel common 41, Read'ng 125.
Rock Island preferred G3, Rock Island
common 2C; O. & W. 49. Southern
Pacific C5. N. Y. Central 141, Missouri
Pacific 94. L. N. 1402. Smelters
155. C. F. I. 59 Vi. Canadian Pacific
1724, Illinois Central 171, Penna
138. Erie 42. C. & O. 57. B. R. T.
83Vi. B. & O. 110. Atchison 89, Lo
comotive 00, Sugar 130, St. Paul 172.
Copper 88, Republic Steel preferred
101, Republic Steel common 29,
Southern Ry. 39.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITION
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, April 19. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Dairy, 20c to 22e.
Lard 8c 10c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 25
to 35c apiece; hens, per lb. 10c to 11c;
ducks, per lb. 11c; turkeys, per lb .12c
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 hay, 12fl3;
prairie, $9(5 $12; clover, mixed $9
$10; straw. $5$C.
Wood Hard, per load, ?5&.50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 18c; slark, per
bushel, 10 to 12c.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3.00$6;
lambs, $4 $6.50.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 $5; cows an
heifers, $2$4.50; calves $5$7.
Hogs Mixed $5.75 to $C.25.
$200,000 SENT TO JAPANESE
American Red Cross Cables Sum
Rounding Out Grand Total.
Washington, April 19. A grand total
of $200,000 in contributions to the
starving Japanese was reached yester
day wht u the American National Red
Cross, through the state department,
cabled an additional $10,000 to .the
Japanese Red Cross. Of this total
$130,000 was contributed by the Chris
NOMINATE JUDGE CARTWRIGHT
Unanimously Renominated by Repub
lican Convention at Rockford.
Rockford, 111., April 19. Judge James
II. Cart wright of Oregon was unani
mously nominated for another term of
nine years as just'ee of the Illinois j
supreme court inmi ine sixtn judicial
district by a republican convention
yesterday afternoon. The convention
occupied less than half an hour. ,
Bad Fire at Galva.
Galva. III., April 19. Fire here yes
terdaydestroyed Hammond's broom
corn house. Foster Bros, poultry house
and two icehouses belonging to W. F.
Man Killed by Train.
Galva, III.. April 19. John Quimbe,
a Pole, was struck and fatally hurt by
a train here yesterdav.
Rheumatism Makes Life Miserable.
A happy home is the most valuable
possession that is within the reach of
mankind, but you cannot enjoy its
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matic pains also by applying Chamber
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