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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, JUNE 25, ioog.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1C24
Second avenue. Hock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflae as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week
Weekly. $1 per year in advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
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over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, June 25, 1906.
One fine thing is left us. The smell
of onions cannot be diluted.
Bryan is receiving considerable re
publican advice, and with the trusts
are advising Bryan not to be a candi
Ic is now claimed that the packing
house exposures have cost the big Chi
cago concerns $20.000, Out) with 10
It is estimated that the United States
imported $35,000,000 worth of diamonds
in the last year, and we have glass
works of our own!
Roosevelt is reported to have said
that only Taft could beat Bryan in
l&os. This is good summer reading for
Shaw and Fairbanks.
The Pennsylvania Railroad company
has floated a $30,000,000 bond issue in
France. Just while our old friend John
D. happens to be there.
and extension, sites tor public build
ings, etc.. in San Francisco, and giving
authority to the city to provide a site
for a state building.
All these things, and more, have
been accomplished, and Governor Par
dee sees reason to hope that there will
be need for raising the rate of taxation
only a few cents above the normal
rate. A formal expression of gratitude
to the federal and state soldiers for
their efficient services was adopted in
a concurrent resolution.
The most remarkable thing about
these constant Russian riots and this
tragic popular discontent is that the
tottering throne manages to keep right
There was a marvelous combination
of democracy and plutocracy at the
coronation of King Haakon. Norway
is; too democratic to be fettered with
kings and oiieens.
A 3-year-old colt was sold a few days
ago for $40,oOO. It should be remem
bered, however, that Edison has on
KeVeral occasions put the horse" out of
business, just the same.
It is true that Senator La Folletta
hasn't earen meat in five years: but
that is no reason why a man with a
good habit should rub it into those
who have not acquired it.
Curb all trusts, is the vow President
Roosevelt has undertaken to fulfill. It
is the best opportunity the president
has had to get the big stick into play,
if he rnrans what he says.
They are still celebrating statehood
down in Oklahoma and the Indian Ter
ritory, but the real fireworks will not
be set off until the time conies to de
cide who is to be governor and sena
tors and congressmen.
If Governor Cummins doesn't win in
the Iowa convention the republicans of
that state will lag behind those of
South Dakota, who have already back
ed up their reciprocity demand with
another calling for tariff revision.
Iowa republicans are hopelessly split
and whether Cummins or Perkins wins
in the convention, there is bound to
be a bolt. It is a good time for the
democrats of Hawkeyedom to start the
preliminaries for a national victory in
According to the Shaw theory the
tariff cannot be revised with safety to
the republican party before an election
that is at the long session of con
gress. As there is no time to consider
and pass a tariff bill at the short ses
sion, after elections are over, why, of
course, there is no revision of the tariff
at all, and that is just what Secretary
Shaw and the selfish corporations, mo
nopolies and the trusts want.
Equal to the Emergency.
The special session of the California
legislature, recently adjourned, was
complimented by Governor Pardee
upon having done its work speedily
and well. It is possible by means of
the appropriations made to get some
idea of the damage done to public
buildings by the earthquake and the
fire in San Francisco. A building in
that city for the accommodation of
the state courts and offices was provid
ed for by an appropriation of $500,000.
Damage done to the Napa insane asy
lum calls for an outlay of $35,000; at
the San Jose normal school, $29,000;
at Agnews hospital, $25,000; at the
University of California. $S3,000. The :
harbor commissioners of San Francisco j
were authorized to expend $100,000 for
repalis t.a te city's water front. An;
appropriation of $500,000 was made to '
pay the national guard of the state "for
late services." . Needed legislation was
enacted relative to parks, boulevards,
pipe lines, etc., and also street lighting
An Admirable Platform.
The democrats of Indiana at their
late convention adopted an admirable
platform, which deserves success .by
the support of all honest citizens.
The following plank Is especially wor
thy of careful attention by democrats
and independent voters in every state
as a fair statement of the conditions
imjM3sed on the people through repub
lican legislation and the remedy pro
posed when the democrats are en
trusted with power. The platform
"For nearly ten years the republican
party has been in absolute control in
all departments in the national govern
ment, with power to change unjust
conditions and to rectify evils. Yet
during that time colossal combinations
of capital have dominated the people
and have stifled competition and un
fairly limited the opportunity of the
individual citizen. The wealth thereby
illegally obtained has been unsparingly
used to control legislation and corrupt
elections. No honest effort has been
made or is being made by republican
legislation to cure or eradicate these
evils. We denounce the hypocrisy of
the republican party, which, while pre
tending to legislate against these con
ditions, deals only with the symptoms
and not with the disease. The unfair
tyrannical features of the so-called
'protective tariff' have made these
things possible, and no permanent re
lief can be secured until its obnoxious
features are removed. We demand that
this be done by a tariff for revenue
"The growth of the trusts and other
inordinate and dangerous combinations
of capital, the tremendous and rapidly
increasing absorption and centraliza
tion of the wealth of the country in the
hands of a chosen few, all due to the
premeditated and systematic legisla
tion in behalf of special interests by
the republican party, demand a change
in the itolicies imposed upon the coun
try by the party and make the passage
of restrictive laws an imperative necessity."
A KANSAS FEUD.
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In a weathered oak Leather Top
Mission Style Table, size top
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for this handsome Mission Oak
Library Table. It is of regular
height, 30 inches high, size of
top 24x28 inches, covered with
Spanish chase leather, and a
splendid value even at double
We have but 25 of these and
we will sell only one to a cus
tomer; first come, first served.
FURNITURE AND CARPET
Fourth and Brady Streets, Dav
During the lorder ruffian days in
bleeding Kansas my father was one of
those rushing in to settle the question
whether the state should le slave or
free territory. We were from the
north father, mother, sister and I. My
father had met with reverses lu busl
ness and had been persuaded to at
tempt to recoup In the new region, of
which much was expected. I lelieve.
though I am not certain, that, our ex
peuses were paid by abolitionists.
We had a farm between Topeka and
Lecotbptou, ou the Kansas river. How
we got it I don't know.
One evening about sunset I was
driving the cows in - when I saw my
father galloping toward the house. In
another moment a man shot out from
lehind the trees, aud I heard my fa
ther call to my mother to get his rifle,
quick. She ran into the house and in
a moment "was baek.Avith it, but just
as she handed it to hiiu there were sev
eral shots in quick succession, and
mother and father loth fell. By this
time I was appalled at my own danger
and hid in the Jong grass. The man
came up nud looked at the lodies. Then
his attention was arrested by my little
sister, three years old, who was stand
ing in the doorway, too young to uu
demand what had happened. Then
another man caue riding out of tho
woods and the two talked together. . I
heard them say that father ami mother
were both dead and there were two
less abolition squatters in Kansas.
They were lu a quandary as to what
to do with my sister, but finally con
cluded to leave her where she was.
This was equivalent almost to leaving
her to die, for they had not seen me,
and the chances were few that any one
would come to the farm in time to save
As soon as the men had gone I went
to the house and without stopping to
lrfake any preparations took Utile Bes
sie, carried her to the river, a few hun
dred feet from the cabin, got out tha
lwat that we kept there in some bush
es, launched it, and, putting Bessie in,
we floated down the river. 1 was too
shocked and exhausted at first to row,
but as it was getting dark, fearing to
be out iu the night, I took up the oars
and pulled till I saw a settler's cabin
on the bank. The occupants were
southern iteople, but not ruffians by
any niejms. Indeed, they gave us every
succor and sympathy. Wjth them Bes
sie grew up to consider them her par
ents, and I felt as much attachment
for them as she.
I was often asked if I would reeog
nize my parents' murderer and was
several times confronted with men to
identify him, but all I could say about
him was that he was very young, aud
I never saw any one who looked like
him. As the years passed the indis
tinct images faded entirely from my
mind. Not to the incident. That re
mained as distinct as the day it oc
curred. As soem as I grew old enough
to handle a gun I spent hours in tike
woods practicing at shooting, prepar
ing for the lay when I should meet the
murderer. I was boyish enough not to
doubt that I would surely do so.
When the civil war came on I was
seventeen years old. Having been
born of northern parents and brought
up by southerners, my Interest in the
struggle was neutralized. I thought of
entering the northern army, but only
in hopes of meeting the enemy I long
ed to meet. But the chances were not
sufficient even for my enthusiastic or,
rather, Imaginative temper, and I put
off the daj- of enlistment.
One evening during the middle of the
war I was at a hotel in Independence,
Mo., aud stepped into the barroom to
get a cigar. A number of southern,
sympathizers were there, men who had
taken part In the "border ruffian" war,
talking over their experiences. One of
the number, a man about thirty, told
the story about which my life revolved.
His only qualms of conscience were
having left a little child to die uncared
for, but he even cracked a joke about
The meeting with my enemy was the
happiest moment of my life. I was de
bating how I would deal with him
when he turned aud, seeing me stand
ing apart, asked me to drink.
"Thanks," I said, "I never drink with
Of course I had my revolver ready
before I threw down the gauntlet, and
he was obliged to temporize.
"Yer mighty pertieular," he said.
"Not with whom I fight."
"And when do you want to fight?"
We agreed to go out into the street
and take positions at opposite ends of
the block, then advance and shoot as
soou as we saw each other. I could
have killed him where we were, but If
I had done so his friends would have
killed me. Just before going out I
went near him and said In a low tone,
"I'm the son of the people you murder
ed and the brother of the little girl
you left to die on the farm."
He paled, and I knew his nerve was
gone. As we went to our respective
positions I turned every few moments
to make wire he didn't try to get
away. When at last I saw him stand
ing on his comer I felt that my re
venge had come. At a given signal we
advanced slowly. .The street not be
ing very well lighted, we could not
hare distinguished each other if there
had been any one else on the sidewalk.
My eyes weie remarkably farslghted
and I saw him distinctly. From his
movements I judged that he could
not clearly, make nie out. Since I had
left him rattled, and believing that his
vision was inferior to mine, I resolved
not to hurry. When we got "within
shooting distance he fired. His bullet
grazed my shoulder. I pulled my trig
ger and he fell dead.
A Parking town Ioeu.
The American ublic is ir-itient.
The American public ia slov.
The American public will stand as much
Aa uny public I know.
We submit to be killed by our railroads.
We submit to be fooled by our press.
We can stand as mm-h Kovernment
As any folks I sue.
We can bear had air In the subwuy.
We can b?ar iuit k death in the street.
But we ure a little particular
About the food we eat.
It U not so much that It kills us
We are used to being killed
But we like to know what Alls us
When we pay for being filled.
When we pay the beef trust prices
As we must, or go without
It is not that we grudge the money.
But. we grudge the horrid doubt.
Is It ham or trichinosis?
Cuu a label command belief?
Is It pork we huve purchased or poison?
Is It tuberculosis or beef?
There Is really a ChoW of discuses
To any one. iittle or big.
And no man really pleast s
To die or a long deud pig.
We take our risks us we're abla
On Vlevntor or train.
But to sit in peace at the table
And be seized with sudden pain
When we are at home and happy
Is really against the grain.
And besides admitting the poison.
Admitting we all must die
Accepting the secondhand sickness
Krom a cholera smitten stye,
Tatiently bearing the murder.
Amiable, meek, inert
We do rise up and remonstrate
Against the Packingtown dirt!
Let there be death in the dinner.
Subtle and unforeseen.
Hut, oh. Mr. Packer, in packing out
Won'4 you pleaso to pack It clean!
-Charlotte Perkins Oilman In Independ
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If you are too lean the fat producing foods
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Lean, thin, etringy people do not hare
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H. E. CASTEEL,
L. D. MUDGE,
H. B. SIMMON,
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock, 9100,000. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Deaxralts.
C. J. La r kin,
J. J. LaVelle,
H. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
H. H. Cleaveland, H. D. Mack,
Mary E. Robinson, M. S. Heagy,
E. D. Sweeney, John Schafer,
H. W. Tremann, U. B. Simmon.
Kstates and property of all kinds are managed by this department,
which Is kept entirely separate from the banking business of the com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills. Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial
Agent for Non-Residents. Women. Invalids, and others.
E are getting in No. 1 country
butter every day, which we will
retail by the jar or pound at
17c per lb.
FRESH EGGS, 15c PER DOZEN.
NEW POTATOES, 25c PER PECK.
611 Seventeenth. St.. Rock Island
Old phone 721 K. New phone, 5211.
I You in Debt?
If you are, it is certainly causing you some worry and
annoyance. Now, wouldn't it be convenient to have all
those old bills paid up and have all your accounts put into
one? Wouldn't you feel easier to be able to satisfy one
man when payday comes, which ycu know is impossible
when you have a half dozen or more places to pay? Let
us pay your bills get a new start. We'll advance you
what you need, quickly and quietly, on your furniture,
piano, horses, wagons, etc., without removal and give you
plenty of time to repay your loan. Reasonable terms,
prompt service and businese-like treatment to all. Hadn't
you better see us today?
Fidelity Loan Co.,
Mitchell & Lynde Block, Room 33. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Office hours 8 a.m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evening, Telephone
West 514. New Telephone 6011
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde'g building.
R. R. Cable,
William H. Dart,
H. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
H. S. Cable,
Solicitors Jackson & Hurst.
Is the way of economy and comfort. You travel
in quick time over the shortest line to Southern
California, along the historic Santa Fe Trail.
It's the Grand Canyon line, too
Cool and dusttess and Harvey serves the meals.
Personally conducted tri-weckly excursions.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
ALL THE WAY.
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