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fTHE ARGUS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 100(3.
FULL TEXT OF ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM
This representative convention of
the democratic party of Illinois con
gratulates the democracy of the state
and the whole country upon the brll
liant prospects of victory in the com
ing congressional and presidential
Accumulating evidence of republican
extravagance, duplicity, and inefficien
cy produces the overthrow of that par
ty in the state and nation, the people
are turning again to the party of Jef
ferson and of IJryan for the relief from
corruption that affects many branches
of our government and congressional
evils that may be still worse in their
PLEA FOK STATU C II A IIITA I1LK IN
We believe the unfortunate inmates
of state charitable institutions deserve
the kindness and most careful and
most humane treatment the state can
giv to them. During the last two
.months we have had revealed condi
tions in our state institutions shock
Ing to the best sense of our people.
Unfortunate and detVnst less wards of
the state have been subjected to treat
ment cf the most shameful character,
end these occurrences have not been
isolated. They have risen before un
der republican officials and in many
The republican administration has
given r.s a civil service law that is a
merest shadow of pretense, applicable
wholly to a part of the state service
and to only a part of the employes
therein, and the governor who pre
tended to advocate it as a friend of the
merit system sat up until midnight of
the day before it became a law to
block its purpose by filling every pos
sible place of appointee" to hold their
places without examination.
SI. A HI I'OIl SO-lI.l.KI) PltlMAHV
The republican administration of
sham reform caused to expend $03,000
of the people's money to pass and
more to effect its so called primary
election law. and such a travesty it is.
By a majority of more than 500.000
the people of Illinois voted two years
ago for a direct primary law which
would enable citizens to vote directly
for the nomination of candidates whom
he wished nominated by his party. In
the face of this direct and overwhelm- j
ii:g expression of the people's will and
in defiance of their own pacific prom
ise, made in their state platform of
1904. to give the people a direct pri
mary law. the republicans shirked its
duty in the regular session of the gen
eral asstmbly and passed a coward
makeshipt that was declared unconsti
tutional. Then after putting the people to the
t vpense of a special session and bring
ing,torth such a mockery of a primary
law, that it was on its passage de
nounced even by the republican lieu
tenant governor of the state as a
"double headed disaster" that puts "a
premium on gerrymanders and dead
locks," results have approved it. It is
a law to put the control of nominations
In the hands of political machines and
compels the voters to disclose his poli
tics and thereby destroys the secre,cy
of the ballot and wholly disfranchises
the independent voters in nominating
HANK SIT'KHVISIOX A FARCE.
State examinations and supervision of
state banks, under the republican ad
ministration, have become a farce.
Without restraint, and apparently
without fear of it. plausible adventur
ers prey upon me connuence anu
squander the savings of the thrifty
poor, and bring upon old communities
disaster, suffering, and desperation,
We pledged the democrat members
of the next general assembly, in ear
To make the state civil service law
a fact as well as a name, a law applic
able to all branches of the state gov
ernment, and all employes thereof.
To the enactment of a law that will
honestly extend the merit system to
cover all employes of all the offices of
Cook county and all branches of the
To the enactment of a direct pri
mary law that will be an exact, direct
primary law. and not a "double headed
disaster." To an enactment that will
correct and prevent the abuses that
prevail in our state institutions under
the republican administration if such
abuses possibly can be reached by law.
To the enactment of a state banking
law that will provide sufficient super
vision of, and will prevent the looting
of the funds accumulated by the
REVISION" OI' TARIFF' DEMANDED.
We believe that American citizens
are entitled to the best fruits of Amer
ican enterprise, and we condemn in
unmeasured terms the present republi
can system of exhorting tributes from
the people at home by means of unjust
tariff laws, so that foreigners may en
joy American products at a cheaper
price than our own people.
To the end of this system which
fosters the iniquities trusts and com
binations that are controlling legisla
tion through the republican party we
demand a careful and business like re
vision of existing tariff rates by the
friends of the people, and not by the
friends of the system, to a point where
the revenues will meet the expenses of
the government honestly and conomi.- i
DENOUNCES ALL THIEVING TRUSTS.
We denounce as humiliating and dis
giaceful to the American people and
dangerous to the American Jnslitutions
the practice of great corporations and
contribution of large sums of money
Last Week of Our
RED TAG SALE
WcVe a few money
Raving bargains left in
Morris Chairs that we
desire to call your at
tention to. This Golden
Oak Morris Chair, good
heavv cushions, a verv
beautiful chair, we have
marked at 4.50.
As this sale, will
end Sept. 1st, we ajlvise
you to take advantage
of these bargains real
bargains in every sense
of the word.
Here is a Morris
Chair Polished, Quar
ter Sawed Golden Oak,
with carved claw feet
at only $9.75.
We are showing
others in Mahogany,
"Weathered, Early Eng
lish and Golden Oak
at $22.50 down.
324-326328 Brady Street,
exhorted from the people by means of
legislation enacted in their favor for
the purpose of corruption and debauch
ing the electorate and thus attempt
ing to buy executive, legislative, and
judicial favor from the party that ben
efits by such corruption. And we fur
ther denounce those great corporations
organized for their positive embezzle
ment of the funds of those benefici
arles to buy the election of a republi
can president and a republican con
gress, and we remind the people that
a republican congress refused a law to
prohibit such contributions.
It should be remembered that the
democratic party was first to reorgan
ize and denounce in its platform those
various trusts and combinations form
ed for the purpose of enabling greedy
corporations to obtain more than a
fair share of the products of capital
and labor, and secure exorbitant and
unreasonable prices from the consum
er, and we renew our solemn pledge to
favor the enactment and enforcement
of such legislation as will ultimately
suppress such criminal combinations
and make way for a fair and healthy
competition in all classes of business.
We congratulate our party that a re
publican president has at last discov
ered that there are such things as bad
trusts in this country and has proceed
ed in a half-hearted, way at last to
prosecute a few of them, and we re
joice that some of the great principles
of reform heretofore advocated by Mr.
Bryan and other distinguished demo
crats have been recognized as sound
by a republican president and that he
has made some effort to secure from
an unfriendly republican congress
some legislation in accord with such
We denounce the republican con
gress for its shameful surrender to the
railroads, the Standard Oil octopus,
and the meat trust in its boasted leg
islation designated to regulate the
great, merciless corporations.
SHIP SIIIS1DY SCHEME RAPPED.
We denounce the proposed ship sub
sidy legislation now pending in the
national congress and we declare that
a scheme to take raoaoy out of the
national treasury and pay it to a few
favored ship owners as undemocratic,
unAmerican. and unjust to the masses
of the people.
We are opposed to lare standing
armies in time of peace, but we regard
that volunteer soldiers, who ever are
ready to take up arms, not as a pro
fession, but as protectors of home and
country, as a real guardian of our
country, and we favor liberal pen
sions to those who gave their services
o their country.
VIEWS ON WAGE AND I.AHOU tlCES-
We believe in liberal wages, reason
able hours, and the best possible con
dition of employment for men and wo
men who toil in the mines and shops,
and the factories, and on the railroads
of our state and country, and we fur
thermore believe that the inalienable
right to petition the representatives of
the people in congress and in the legis
lature should be zealously guarded and
eternally preserved, and that they
should be protected against insolence
and insults when engaged in this sa
cred right, and that in its last analysis
this right includes the right to ask
questions on problems affecting the
welfare of candidates for public office
end offering instructions and exacting
pledges regarding the same.
Humanity demands that there should
be a rigid child labor legislation and
that such laws should be consistently
enforced. The restricted measures
which organized labor has demanded
against the disastrous and fatal com
petition of Chinese coolies and the
cheap south European emigrant labor
are both reasonable and just and de
serve to be made statutory and carried
out to the letter for the maintenance
of the highest standard of life of our
own labor and the preservation of the
dignity and glory of our country.
To secure safe and sanitary condi
tions for the workers a system of strict
factory and mine inspection should be
faithfully adhered to. Just and profi;
able conditions of labor are recognized
by us as a foundation and essential
principle of enduring and substantial
prosperity for the business and in fact
all of the people.
SOME OF PLATFORM'S LESSER
We favor the early establishment by
the United States of the postal savings
We favor a thorough ineiuiry by con
gressional commission into the early
acquisition and operation by the fed
eral government of the telegraph and
We favor the passage by congress of
the 8-hour law and anti-injunction ask
ed for by the American Federation of
We favor the election of the United
States senators by direct vote of the
people, and as a move in that direc
tion we ask the passage of a law per
mitting the people to express their
preference for senator by direct vote
at the polls.
We favor a liberal appropriation by
the legislature for the establishment of
a state institution fer the treatment
and suppression of tuberculosis.
We believe in the enactment of a
railroad rate bill that adequately pro
tects the producer and shipper alike,
and we commend the democratic sena
tors who stood ready to cooperate with
President Roosevelt in the passage of
such a bill and regret that opposition
from leading and controlling senators
forced the president to accept a bill
that is full of pitfalls and productive
of delays which will practically defeat
the beneficial purposes of the legisla
BR VAN" THE ONLY CHOICE FOR
For the president of the United
States in 1908, the democrats of 111!
nois first and last have but one choice
and that man is William Jennings Bry
an. In this period of official hypoc
risy, political corruption and cowardly
surrender of principles wherever re
publicanism held sway, William Jen
nings Bryan towers above all Ameri
cans as fittest to lead in the fight to
rescue our government from the hands
of special interests and restore it to
The democracy of Illinois eagerly
looks forward to 1908 for the oppor
tunity to join with sister states in
nominating and triumphantly electing
him president of the United States.
The times call for a president of Bry
an's honesty and charity and political
PIANO, ORGAN, VIOLIN, VOICE, ELOCUTION and ART
Faculty unexcelled, the latest addition to it being
SIGFRID LA URIN, the eminent concert pianist
Students taking two lessons a week are entitled to two subjects of
five hours each in ACADEMIC, NORMAL or COLLEGIATE
department, free of charge. -
Address all communication to EMIL LARSON, director,
Rock Island, Illinois
Avoid the rush and leave for Minne
apolis via the Rock Island in through
train Saturday or Sunday night at 9:20.
Special Low Rate Excursion
To New York City, from Chicago, via
the Michigan Central. Rate, one fare
plus $2 Tickets good going Aug. 2S
aud 29, good returning until Sept. 4.
Ask local agents or address L. D. Ileus
ner, G. W. P. A., 236 Clark street, Chi
cago. Low One Way Rates.
From Aug. 27 until Oct. 31 the Rock
Island will sell one way tickets to Cal
ifornia points at rate of $31. Seattle,
Portland and Tacoma, $30. Spokane
$27.50. For full information inquire
city ticket office, 1829 Second avenue.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cured in one to
three days. Its action on the system
is remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. The first
dose greatly benefits; 75 cents and $1.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue, Rock Island; Gustave Schlegel &
oon, 220 West Second street, Daven
CROWDS OF PEOPLE THRONG TO
SEE THE WONDERFUL DEMON
STRATIONS OF THE NOTED
HEAR FOREIGN MISSION ADDRESSES;
METHODIST MEETING PROFITABLE
Camp Ground, Tindall's Grove, Au;
25. Wednesday being Women's For
eign Mission day, a number from Mo-
line came down to spend the day. Rev.
E. C. Anderson was to have led the
bible reading, but was ill, and Rev.
J. B. Barlle led the meeting. He divid
ed his lesson, which was on missions,
1. Need of missions.
2. Command for mission. "The
fields are white already for the har
vest." The ""M Is the world; the
gospel shall .-.reached to all the
3. Workers Every Christian is a
worker, whether at home or abroad.
4. Willingness to go.
5. Steadfast spirit.
C. Assurance of success. .
Rev..E. S. Busby, of Joy, a mission
ary, who returned to the United States
because of failing health, preached
from Luke 12:32. He said India was a
prosperous country with a great rail
way, best canal system in the world,
and postoffice system one of the best.
There are two classes, the rich and the
poor. The rich do riot want the gos
pel. The poor cannot support mission
aries. He dwelt at length on the so
cial, religious and. legal phrases.
Dr. George Heber Jones says:
"When we are tempted to ask whether
a black heart encased In a black skin
and foul with the vices of heathenism,
have any lessons for us: whether a
f , good thing can come out of the Naza
reth of a dull brain haunted by an
imagination made brutal by ages of
cruelty, let us remember that in every
heart is a harvest field, with soil in
which are hidden all the spiritual
chemicals necessary to a splendid har-i
The meetings are growing in inter
est and numbers. Rev. Mr. Shaw of
Neponset; Rev. J. A. Alford, Tiskilwa;
Rev. E. Shult. Lafayette; Rev. J. B.
Rutter, Rock Island; Rev. M. V. Crum
baker of Moline, are on the ground.
Word has been received from Battle
Creek, Mich., that Rev. A. E. Ioder of
Milan, is in the sanitarium at that
place, and is resting and hope for a
perfect recovery are entertained.
Mrs. O'Connel.'a missionary who is
working among the Indians of Wash
ington, gave an interesting talk on the
Indian home in that state. Her dis
course was brightened by a number
of stories which all enjoyed.
The boarding tent is receiving great
praise all on account of the excellent
meals, and many are boarding there.
A delegation from,Woodhull came in
for Epworth league day. The day was
given to young people of the district,
and great enthusiasm prevailed. Pres
ident F. E. Shult of Lafayette, had the
direction of the day. Evangelistic
work was the main theme.
The music, under the supervision of
Rev. G. P. Suedaker, is becoming pop
ular. The new books, "Songs of Faith
and Hope," occupy a prominent place.
Without asking a single question or
having any previous knowledge of know
ing who you are, she tells your name, the
names of your friends and enemies;
your occupation, and what you are best
fitted for, whom and when you will
marry; all about your business, domes
tic and love affairs. Tells you how to
gain- the one you love. Removes evil
Any lady or gentleman presenting
this advertisement within the next
three days will be entitled to a com
plete 2 reading for the low fee of 50
cents. One or more ladies may use
the same ad. Lady attendant. Hours,
9 a. m. to 9 p. m. If convenient, call
in the forenoon to avoid the afternoon
Don't fail to see this wonderful wo
man, as she can direct you to success.
Many have sought her aid to happi
ness. Owing to further engagements,
this will be her last week in the city.
Positively the last week.
Owing to the rush of business Mme.
Leucele will not be able to leave here
for a few days. She will give those an
opportunity who have not taken the
advantage of her $2 reading for 50
cents "to do so at once. All readings
Positively for a few days only.
1904 Third Avenue.
A Story and a Half ,
About a '
A New Store
A New Stock
You will find no old stock, no
shelf worn goods in this store
everything new and fresh. All
we ask is a trial for we are cer
tain we can please you by giving
you the best groceries on the
market at reasonable prices.
Fresh butter and eggs a spe
cialty. Once you try, you'll always
930 Fourth Avenue.
West 81 2Y.
"Perfectly . simple and simply
WE DEFY ALL COMPETITION
FOR SIMPLICITY, DURABIL
ITY AND RELIABILITY. DEM
O N STRATI 0 N GIVEN TO
TLobt. A. Smythe.
225 Eighteenth Street.
Once upon a time there was a man who wanted a home.
So one day his wife dreseed up the baby, and, together with
the dog, they started out to find a house.
He knew that Bill Bjoncs, who lived out near the Milan
road, wanted to sell; and his wife had heard of a perfectly
lovely place for sale up near Augustana college. So they
were sure that they could find what they wanted without
After spending a dollar In street car fare, walking 17
miles, and wilting about 69 cents worth of laundry, they gave
It up completely disgusted, and unable to find a house
which would "do at all."
Right there we got hold of thsm.
They told us their troubles how large a house they
wanted and where the wished to live. We then brought out
a list of about a hundred placed which they had no Idea could
be bought at all. After explaining that it didn't cost them a
cent unless they found what they wanted, wa asked them to
drive out and look some of the properties over.
They went. And It didn't take them long to find the home
they had been dreaming about. Inside of 10 days they moved
into it perfectly satisfied, and we understand have lived
happily ever since.
We can do as much for ycu. We have the goods to show.
If you are busy if the telephone isn't handy fill out the
blank below and mail it to us. We will do the rest.
SCHREINER & HUBBARD,
Real Estate Brokers:
I want to see you about real estate.
The coziest bungalow in Rock Island. An elegant recep
tion hall, with oak stairway leading to attic. An immense
living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom,
clothes closets, china closet, pantry all on one flocr. The ar
rangement is perfect. For instance, the bathroom is located
between the two bedooms, and is accessible from either.
Hardwood floors, furnace, laundry, and large attic. This will
be sold soon. Can be bought on easy terms; $3,300.
A lot on Third avenue, near Twelfth 6treet, 0x140. Has
two tenant houses on it. Brings in monthly rental of $32. Lot
alone worth $2,400; $3,300.
A fine eight-room house on Twenty-first street. Has every
convenience in the world; east front; paved street; cement
sidewalks; lot 50x140; $4,300.
We write Fire Insurance and Surety Bonds. Open Wed
nesday and Saturday nights.
Schreiner H Hubbard,
REAL ESTATE and INSURANCE
1801 1-2 Second Ave. Old Phono 702V
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H. E. CASTE3EU L D. MUDGE, H. B. SIMMON,
President Vice President. Cashier.
$ CENTRAL TRUST rAND SAVINGS BANK.
T ROCK ISLAND, ILU
INCORPORATED UNDER STATU LAW.
Cltl Stack, f 100,00. Fear Pe Oat Imterat PaM Diftti.
IL H. CleaTeland, TL D. Mack, .
Mary E. Robinson, M. 8. Heagy, .
E. D. Sweeney, John Scbafer,
IL W. Tremann, XL B. Simmon.
C. J. Larkln,
J. J. LaVelie,
IL E. CasteeL
L. D. Had,
Estates and property of all kinds ar managed by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of th com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
r, uusraian ana conservator 01 estates. .
X Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. Oenaral ITtnannlal
Ag-ent for Non-Residents, Women. Invalids, and others. '