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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 190GT.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1821
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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, Aug. 13, 1906.
More trucks to the factory district
will bring in the industries and interur-
bans to the rural districts will bring
in the people.
And now it i.- claimed that Governor
Cummins of Iowa may decide to help
boost the I.a Follt-tte boom for the
presidency. Perhaps the shrewd Iowa
leader expects the Wisconsin senator
to return the compliment by mention
ins his own name a few times in the
Most bank presidents who loot their
banks can never tell how much they
stole, but Mr. Stensland of Chicago,
kindly left in his vault a memorandum
showing that he had been a faithful
and accurate bookkeeper' of his own
peculations. This was almost adding
insult to injury, from the depositors'
point of view.
Hot Weatbei Trade.
The advantage of the advertiser
over the non-advertiser is never so
sharply defined as in extremely hot
or otherwise disagreeable weather.
When the mercury hovers about the
nineties only special inducements held
forth in the newspapers will draw the
average shopper downtown. The mer
chant who has no inducements to of
fer sees his sales for the day shrink
like a woolen undershirt in a cloud
burst. The merehant who bulletins his
bargains rain or shine, hot or cold,
does business in all kinds of weather,
and rceiies by mail or phone the or
ders of those who can not be tempted
to call at his store in person.
Behold! What a Change:
The extent to which the republican
president and his party have made off
with the once floured and bitterly
fought ideas of Mr. Bryan is nothing
short of amazing. Who could have
thought, much less predicted this, in
those bitter days of 1S9G, when the
wealth of the nation was being poured
into the republican campaign chest to
"save the country" from the utterly
wanton and wicked ideas of this "west
ern populist"?. Even New England
railroad corporations were giving their
$.",0,000 to defeat Mr. Bryan, let alone
the insurance companies, banks, and
all other corporate interests which mis
used the funds committed to their keep
ing, and have not yet been brought
to book for it. When this golden flood
of millions of dollars was flowing into
the hands of Mark Hanna, the discred
ited democracy was attempting to raise
money for the campaign by the pitiful
expedient of dollar contributions. The
great captains of industry were no
doubt amused thereat it was so small
and inadequate resource. But see what
the years have brought about! The
republican congressional committee
has been forced by the power of pub
lic sentiment to resort to the despised
method employed by their opponents
in lS'Jd. when the democratic congres
sional committee collected dollar sub
scriptions from oO.OOO people. James M.
Griggs of (ieorgia, chairman of the
democratic congressional committee,
will also appeal for dollar subscriptions
in l&i'fJ. Again behold what li years
have dime in vindication of Mr. Bryan!
worth $500 a day, this represents a
saving of $2,500 in money. ,
Another advantage of the Tehuante
pec route is that it is out of the region
of calms and variable breezes. Sailing
vessels, which must always carry much
of the world's commerce, are likely to
find Panama inaccessible.
The Minority Ilepreeentatlve.
The preference of the democratic vo
ters of Rock Island county has been ex
pressed overwhelmingly in support of
the candidacy of James G. Britton for
In fulfillment of the wishes of the
party in this county, as voiced at the
primaries, in the interest of harmony
in the party in the district, the sena
torial convention should make Britton
the nominee tomorrow.
Furthermore it should he done by the
convention, and it is up to Mercer and
Henderson counties to evince the prop
er spirit toward the Itock Island county
man who bears the endorsement of his
Panama Canal's Kivat.
While congress and the administra
tion have been trying to find out what
kind of a canal they are going to dig
at Panama, the Mexican government
has been quietly putting the finishing
touches upon an enterprise for inter
oceanic traffic which bids fair to be
come a comfortable competitor of our
own chosen route, writes Rene Bache
in Technical World magazine for Sep
tember. This fall it will open for business a
railrcad running across the isthmus of
Tehuantepc from the port of Coatza
Coalccs on the Gulf of Mexico to Sa
line Cruz on the Pacific. Great har
bors and docks have been built at both
The Tthuantepec railroad proposes
to compete for all .traffic between oir
own Atlantic ports and the Orient: al
so for the trade between New York
and San Francisco, and between Euro
pean ports and the Orient in a word;
for all of the traffic that is now mov
ing around Cape Horn, over our trans
continental railroads, and through the
Si: '3 canal.
As compared with Panama, the av
erap". faring of distance to all points
in Hi.'. " rnd on our Atlantic coast
Is no leis than 1,250 miles. An ordin
ary freight steamer travels at the rate
of 10 miles aa hour, or 230 miles a day;
so that ehe would save five Cays' time
by shipping her cargo via the Tehuan
tepec isthmus. Supposing that time is
Bogus lterbrmers Uneasy.
Colonel Henry Watterson makes the
following comment upon the nervous
ness exhibited of late by certain bogus
"Whatever outcome the political
weather, which clothes the politicians
round like a fog, may portend and ulti
mutely produce, it is easy to see that
the old things have passed away and
that new things are at hand. The spirit
of commercialized politics has struck
a snag. The insurance revelations,
which have given such a black eye to
high finance, are likely to prove still
more far-reaching. The railways will
have to draw in their horns a bit. As
suredly, the gray wolves of the senate
ara coming to grief. 4oodle and boss-
ism in the- great center. of population
will have to go. The arousing of the
municipal spirit is one of tho most
salutary signs of the times. Free
elections and a fair count of votes will
everywhere become the shibboleth of
good citizens and patriotic men. The
bogus reformer in particular needs to
be sent to the rear. The malignant
speculator in civic righteousness, who
pranees round on the high horse of
morality and virtue in public whilst
hand-in-glove with the grafter behind
the scene, needs to be unmasked."
CALLS FOR UG3IOCRATIC CONVEN
j ' I, , Senatorial.
cratic party of the Thirty-third sena
torial district of th6 state of Illinois is
hereby called to meet in the Sixth
street opf-ra house at Keithsburg, 111.,
on Tuesday. Ausr. 14. 1906. at the hour
of 11 o clock a. m., tor tlie purpose or
nominntins' one candidate lor the office
of state senator, and one candidate for
the oflice of representative m the cen
tral assembly: also to select a sena
torial committee: also to transact such
other business as may properly come
before the convention. The said con
vention will be composed of 22 dele
Kates from the several counties con
poiinff the district, to be elected at the
primary election to be neicl on Satur
day. Aug. 4. 1906. The basis of repre
sentation will be one delearate for every
20 votes cast for the Parker and Davis
electors of the democratic ticket in
1004. and one delegate for each fraction
of 100 or more. t'nder this call the
representation will be as follows:
Rock Island county 213." 11
Mercer county 137S 7
Henderson county 702 4
By order of the democratic senatorial
Dated this 36th day of June. A. D. 1806.
C C SWISHER,
G. K. WHITING.
A. M. THORNTON,
Democratic Senatorial Committee of the
Thirty-third Senatorial District of the
State of Illinois.
Delegates to the democratic congres
sional convention for the Fourteenth
district of Illinois will meet at Rock
Island. Thursday, Aug. 16, 1906, at 11:30
o'clock a. m., for the purpose of nam
ing a candidate for congress and to
transact such other business as may
properly come before the convention.
Tiie basis of representation from the
various counties In the district is as
Rock Island 11
Total delegates 61!
By order of contrressonal committee.
JOHN P. SKXTON, Chairman.
J. W. L.usk, Secretary.
Monmouth. III.. July 7. 1906.
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fACTCr fi-roi.ntm ram
J. P. Sexton.
A lady sat In a train on her way
home after u summer outing. Her at
tire was half mourning and a bit of
white ruehing in her bonnet marked
her for a widow. A gentleman sitting
near her arose and, approaching her,
raised his hat and said:
The lady looked up and met a kindly
glance with one the reverse of kindli
ness it was icy cold.
"You have forgotten me?" caid the
"Not at all. I have good reason to
remember Ogdeu Itockwell."
The man stood, evidently undecided
whether to return to bis seat or re
main and prolong the interview. The
lady removed a bag from the vacant
seat beside her, though she did not
ask him to be seated. He sat on the
"A great eleal has passed siuce we
last met," he said.
"I reineiuler the circumstance very
well. It was a week before my wed
ding. You took it upon yourself to
give me; advice."
"The scene is equally vivid to me.
I remember some things 1 saJd to you,
lut if 1 advised you I have forgot
"At that meeting, or rather parting,
you told me that if I married I.au
reuce Sands 1 would regret it. 1 did
not believe that you would aid in any
regret a wife might feel lu her hus
"Nor did 1 dream that fate would
make It my dutj- to expose that Aveak-
uess. As cashier I -was responsible
for any leak in the funds of the bank
"You could have screened him for
the sake of the woman you had pro
fesses! to love."
"llanford was susiwcted of having
taken the money. Would you have
had me sacrifice him?"
To this there was no reply.
"Granting," the man went on, "that
there was no matter of duty or jus
tice, would you expect me to shield
n man wh had taken away from me
all that made the world attractive to
"You struck through him the woman
whom you say was all that might have
made the world attractive to you."
There was u brief pause at the end
of which the man said:
I asked what you would have ex
"I would only expect a man of won
derful nobility of soul to shield a
"You would put it better if you said,
'Only a cur would fail to shield a rival
when the woman they Jtoth loved was
to suffer. "
She looked up at him inquiringly.
"My part in the exposure was what
hurt me," he added. "That I could not
help, though it wounded you."
"Why was the exisure necessary
when there was a way out of the mat
ter, as is evident from the fact that
Laurenee was not prosecuted?"
"It was known to the officers of the
bank that a considerable sum of money
had disappeared. As I have said. Han
ford was suspected. The real culprit
must at least be known."
Tho woman bent her head. The dis
cussion of the matter was terribly pain
ful, even though it had occurred, five
years before. She put her handker
chief to her eyes and wept. Then, dry
ing her tear,, she said:
"There is one and only one feature of
the case on which I love to dwell. Tliat
is the noble act of I.aurenee'8 friend,
Edward Ilorton, who paid the Indebt
edness and saved Laurence from pris
on." The man dropped Into the vacant
teat. When he tlid so he was too ab
sorbed iu his thoughts to 'he conscious
of the act. At the end of a' brief sileuce
You were misinformed.' as to Hor-
toa's part in the matter. Ilorton was
implicated in the embezzlement and
threw the whale blame on, your hus
The lady turned Iu astonishment.
"Ilorton implicated! Ilorton threw the
Mame on Laurence!"
"Ilorton, not I, was responsible for
the matter coming out!"
"Why, theu," she asked Indignantly,
"was I led to believe that. Ilorton fur
nished the means to save Laurence?
From the first I. was receivrl tleceived
by everybody, by you. from whom I
might have expected"
"You were Laurence Sands' wife."
"Was this a reason why I should be
deceived as to the person who be
"Will you explain'?"
"The person who furnished the means
to make good the deficit did so on the
condition that some one should stand
in his place to you us the donor. Ilor
ton. as Laurence's friend," made an ex
cellent substitute and, being impli
cated, could be compelletl to accept the
"Why did the donor desire to hide
his noble act nuder thecIoak of a thief
and a traitor to his boswm friend?"
"Because he was a man and you
were a married woman." -' . ,
"He loved you."
She sat staring at him. her eyes seem
ingly growing larger and larger.
Even the rattle of the train was not
sufficient to hide the words both would
have spoken. There were no words,
lie felt a hand on his and saw tears
starting from the eyes of the woman
who had so long supposed he had
wronged her, while reiiilly he had saved
her unutterable suffering.
P. A. MITCIIEL.
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Hot el Incidents of tin OH Klaj'n Eu
Dr. II. F. Biggar, the family physi
cian. wh6 accompanied John 1). Rocke
feller abroad, says Mr. Rockefeller
was greatly benefited physically by his
recent European trip.
"Mr. Rockefeller showed himself to
the people of France as the quiet, good
natured man that he is," said Dr. Big
gar to a Cleveland (O.) correspondent
of the New York Times. "While there
he went about the streets a great deal.
Every one learned to" recognize him.
He had a warm handshake for all
whom he met."
Dr. BIggar told several anecdotes of
the trip. On one occasion, he said,
while the party was stopping at Com
peigne, Mr. Rockefeller expressed a
desire to inspect the markets. Ac
cordingly a trip was planned for the
next morning at 11 o'clock. The may
or of the town and several officials
planned to make it quite a formal c
caslon. When the party formed the
next day there was no Mr. Rockefeller.
As the leaders were hurriedly dispatch
ing messengers In every direction the
guest of honor was discovered coming
tip the street with a market basket Un
der his arm. He had been investigat
ing the markets on his own account
for several hours and had brought back
e-ousiderable green stuff, which formed
part of the dinner given to the mayor's
party. Mr. Rockefeller started on his
expedition at 7 o'clock in the morning,
before the mayor was up.
On the occasion ef their visit to the
government forests he frightened the
members of his party by disappearing.
It was thought that he was lost. Iu a
few minutes he was found questioning
one of tbf peasants iu regard to his
knowledge of forestry. "Might come
handy at Forest Hill," he is said to
have remarked. Jocularly. He seemed
surprised at the alarm of the party
over his absence.
. Not a day passed, according to Dr.
Biggar, without the familiar sight of
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While the party was stopping at a little
town on the way to Compeigne. Mr.
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French peasantry. When he reached
the town he made friends with a baby
which was perched in the middle of a
big chair in the inception room of the
Roe-kefellcr neglected such minor de
tails as seeing to his quarters in play-'
lng with the youngster. It belonged
to the concierge. The baby was just
Old enough to prattle a little French.'
Mr. Roe-kef cller taught it to say a fewj
simple English words. It Was a fine
day and the baby soon grew tired of
Instruction. Accordingly the e-itlzens of
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