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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, AUGUST. 25; 100G.
l. THE ARGUS.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Peuoad avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
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T&M TRADES Mgj) COUNCIL
Saturday, Aug. 25, 1906.
Get the essential track facilities to
the factory district.
Voters of Illinois will have to de
cide whether Xikodt-m . I.u Piotrowski
or John V. Smnlski shall have charge?
of the state funds.
Speaker Cannon says President
Roosevelt's straddle on the tariff ques
tion will make a lot of votes. So it
will, but they will he against the high
Quincy Herald: The man who gets
the most votes in the primary doesn't
get the nomination, but is made the
victim of combinations of the minority
It is reported that Secretary Tafi
will not don the judicial ermine. A
man of his size can't be blamed foi
refusing the ermine if he has to buy
There is an element of people in
Cuba apparently that deserves to have
its ideas of independence shot out of
it. But there is no occasion there yet
for your Uncle Samuel butting in.
The government printing office
spends $3i.fJ0. says former foreman
Milo Shanks, for spying on the em
ployes. When you get a republican
political machine like the G. O. P. at
work, it is costly and leads to all kinds
of outrages on the workmen. Turn
the rascals out.
David M. Parry, the Indianapolis
manufacturer of carriages, declares
his business needs no protection and
that employes and laborers, benefited
by protection in Indiana are only an
Infinitesimal percentage of the whole
population of the state. Yet Parry per
sists; in voting for republican-, caadi
dates who not only stand pat but re
fuse to vote for or consider any bill
looking to tariff reform.
Kigo. the Gypsy fiddler who eloped
with the Princes Chimay, formerly
Miss Ward of Detroit, is now playin
in the east. He has a finger insured
for $20.0f), and says he took out the
policy because "a burned child dreads
the fire." He lost a lot of money, and
some professional reputation by injur
ing his finger soon after arriving in
this country. He tried to play and the
critics said he was not an artist. He
led his orchestra and they accused him
of not being able to play. Then he
Insured his finger, which is now as
good as ever. On his arm he bears an
elaborately tatooed figure of the Prin
J. C. Smbbs. traffic manager of the
Harriman lines, was quoted last week
as saying that he :eant to stay in his
present position until he was "kicked
out." This was Mr. Stubbs' way of
denying the reort sent from San
Francisco that Mr. Stubbs had been in
duced by the offer of a very large sal
ary to give up his position with the
Harriman lines to accept a place with
the London and Southwestern. Mr.
Stubbs Is credited with receiving a
salary of $30,000 a year and the
English offer is said to have been
$7o.0o. If the latter amount was cor
rectly reported the offer carried with
it one of the largest salaries ever com
manded by an American railroad officer.
civil service bargain made between
Governor Deneen and former Governor
Yates at the time of the former's nom
ination two years ago.
Four-fifths of the voters of Illinois
will approve the denunciation of the
patch work makeshifts with which the
republican leaders, in two sessions of
the legislature, tried to satisfy the ov
erwhelming demand for a primary law
under which members of each party
could vote directly, by Australian bal
lot, for such candidates as they might
desire to have nominated by their re
On state and national questions the
democrats present strong claims for
popular support against the boss-ridden
machines of the Cullom and De
neen factions. By uniting their forces
and putting Mr. Cannon forward as the
"favorite sou," these factions hope to
make headway against the widespread
popular disapproval of their methods.
The breadth and depth of this disap
proval will be shown in November to
be very much greater than the repub
lican bosses expect. By vigorous at
tack all along the republican line the
democrats ought to make a splendid
showing in Illionis in November.
Thu Illinois Democracy.
The ringing indorsement given Wil
liam Jennings Bryan by the democrats
at Peoria leaves no room for doubt
that in the presidential election two
years hence the party in that state will
be organized in a way that will meet
his full approval. The business of the
Illinois democrats this year is to take
those first steps which will enable
them to make the indorsement good by
giving him the electoral vote of the
state in 1&0S. They have put them
selves in good shape for this by the
nomination of acceptable candidates
and the adoption of a platform which
touches incisively the questions of
state and national policy in which the
people of Illinois are now most con
cerned. The; clear and vigorous denuncia
tions of Dingley tariff robbery con
trasts strongly with the weak apolo
g!c - t!:at came out of the republican
convention, and the halting republican
adn?I"?ci that possibly, after all. those
praciic L : I gone a little too far.
The democratic promise of reform in
the rate charitable . institutions calls
attention forcibly to recent exposures
cf brutality and mismanagement in
those institutions under the peculiar
Bryan's Philippines Policy.
St. Jjouis Republic: Mr. Bryan's
insistence upon unloading the burdens
and cutting loose from the entangle
ments incident to our possession and
control of the Philippines is in full ac
cord with the anti-imperialism of the
democratic platform of 1900. That
was declared to be the paramount is
sue of his candidacy in the presiden
tial campaign of that year.
In one of his letters from the Philip
pints, printed in The Republic some
months ago. Mr. Bryan fully outlined
his well-matured plan for restoiiug
self-government to the Filipinos with
safety to ourselves and full justice to
In this plan it is not proposed that
we abandon the islands altogether. Mr.
Bryan would retain nil the naval sta
tions and coaling stations which may
be deemed necessary for our naval and
commercial operations in the Orient.
While confining our military occupa
tion lo these stations, he would guar
nittiv the inlanders against aggression
by any other nation. Raving them to
control their own affairs in their own
way, and giving them such benevolent
assistance as might be required iti the
establishment and maintenance of or
derly self government.
There is sound policy as well as
humanity in this plan. The Filipinos
do not like our rule. They are likely
to rebel against it whenever they see
the opportunity. Our occupation of the
islands is draining about $100,000,000
a year from the pockets of American
taxpaytrs. Our government of them
without their consent violates the fun
damental principle of the declaration
The United States are not likely, un
der any conditions, to surrender our
naval and commercial stations in the
Philippines, nor to allow other nations
to trespass there. But in order to
hold them, it is not necessary to stulti
fy ourselves, nor to waste money lav
ishly trying to elevate the Filipino.
Klectricity in Fai minjr.
The British Electrical Magazine re
ports that the development of the suc
tion gas plant and the successful pro
duction of nitrates from the air by
electrical means are matters which are
attracting the attention of the agricul
tural section of the British cemimunity.
The development of the former on a
commercial scale may bring the latter
directly withia the reach of the farmer
who tills the land upon an extensive
A combination of suction gas plants
and gas dynamos will at once give him
a cheap and handy method of generat
ing electrical energy.
The standarization of the gas en
gine was accomplished many years
ago; consequently the matter of the
prime mover is practically settled.
In Self Defense
Major Hamm, editor and manager of
the Constitutionalist, Eminence, Ky.,
when he was fiercely attacked, four
ycai ago, by piles, bought a box of
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says: "It cured me in 10 days and no
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WHAT WAS HER MOTIVE?
Speaking of women, here's a trick one
of them played me, the motive of
which I wish some one would explain.
.When Lincoln Page, without a cent
in the world, engaged himself to Lou
Strong, in the same impecunious condi
tion, 1 gave him a piece of my mind
on the folly of such a proceeding.
"You wouldn't talk that way if you
were In love," he said.
"I am in love," I replied, "with a girl
as poor as Lou. If I married her I
would expect to support her, and not
being able to do so I have sense enough
to keep my necret from her, stifling it
in my own bosom."
Lincoln said nothing further at the
time, but in a few days returned with
the unspeakable gall to ask me to loan
him money to buy an engagement ring.
I looked at him with as much aston
ishment as if he had asked me for my
head, but the real surprising feature
in the matter is that half an hour later
I fchould have gone to a box on my
bureau where I had $5t, saved money,
openeel the box and turneil the con
tents over to the lover. "Why I did
this is a psychological problem that I
Lincoln inslsteel that I should go to
the jeweler's with him, where we se
lected a small solitaire, Jind sinco Llu
coln wished to kep the matter a se
cret for awhile the ringVwas ordered
in my name, and after arlaw in the
setting had been repaired, was to be
sent to me. I told LincolnVthat I had
no objection to the transaction unless
it got out that I was spending money
for jewelry. Of course, I did, not ex
pert him to tell his fiancee that! he was
giving her an engagement ring. on bor
rowed money, but 1 cautioned'him all
Forty-eight hours after .the purchase
of the ring I met MargitrettWooelwortb.
the girl I loved, on the street and re
ceived a dead cut. I was too much as
tonislieil to at once determine what I
should do in the ruatter, but after
walking half a bloi-k turned and bur
netii back to overtake her and ask for
au explanation. Unfortunately she had
meanwhile been joined by a friend,
and since I elid not caro to discuss her
treatment of me in the presence of a
third party I desisted.
During the next twenty-four hours I
rau the gamut ef human masculine
feeling. I first 1 determined that, con
sidering my inaUility to marry. It would
bo best not to week to heal the breach.
Beginning by li;trpinj? on tWls bass -note,
I gradually ran up to thel highest one
attainable a. fear that if II could not
dissolve the estrangetnentTI should go
Another twenty-four hours ami I had
come to 110 decision. In the first place. I
tlid not dare go to see the gili who con
sidered mo beneath her notice, fearing
that a further expression of lieu scorn
would crush me. In the second place,
I knew that I hadn't strength to con
ceal the fact that I loved her; Indeed
so I had sueldenly discovf rexl that I
loved he r to the point of insanity.
Another twenty-four hours and I
passed into collapse. I was ready to
cry for mercy for any offense I had
committed or had not committed, to
crawl on my knees, to, grovel in the
elust. if I could only be', restored. To
what the status before the cut? I
didn't know; I didn't care. I only
knew that this horrible something
which stood between us 1 must vanish
or I would lose my mind. At 4 o'clock
In the afternoon I camednto this lam
entable condition, and the interval
from 4 to 8. the earliest bpur proper for
a call, seemed to me at succession of
days, not hours.
At n quarter before 8 II rang the bell
at Miss Woodworth's. I 'could hear it
ring, and it sounded loud fas a fire bell.
When the maid openedJ the eloor I
dung to a rail for supiort. I could
only articulate. "Miss Wood worth?"
The maid noelded aflirmatfively, and I
entered. In a few minutes Miss Wood
worth wmc down, roc-el vod me coolly,
asked me to be scateel and was about
to make a remark about the weather
when my long pent suspense burst
forth, and in an agonizedftone I- asked
how I had ofl'eneled her. '
"You have not offended me; yon
have slighted me. Considering the
friendly relations existing between Uis,
I considered that an announcement ot
your engagement should! come to me
from you Instead of being repeated to
me as common gossip by a girl for
whom I have no fancy."
"You must certainly be engaged
since you have purchased a wedding
I repeated the words mechanically
while I was getting it through my
stupid noddle that some one had con
sidered the ring I had purchaseel for
Lincoln Page as a token of my engage
ment and published the fact to the
Well, Miss Wooetworth by cutting
me for such a cause had shown plainly
that she regardeel me as her especial
property, and I had learned that if she
were not my especial property, my life
would .be a WTeck. The consequence
was that in exactly three minutes after
entering the house I was pouring out
my lovo with the .force of a 6,000,000
gallon a minute waterworks.
And how was this status .brought
about? Lincoln Page, like ax- ninny,
had gone to Lou and told her .what
I had done for him. Lou went straight
to Margaret and told her that I had
been buying an engagement ring.
What In the world did she do it for?
Margaret says it was to repay me
for the lecture I had given Lincoln for
becoming engaged. I wonder If it was.
YOU MUST HURRY
If ycu have not been in to
look over our great bargains
now being offered in
If you do not you will regret
not taking advantage of our
great shoe offering.
Ask to see our men's patent
celt shoe at $2.50. Ladies' gun
metal oxfords reduced to $2.C0.
Great bargains in misses' and
children's shoes from 6Cc up.
307 Twentieth Street.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
"The Store That Saves You Monev."
Chicago, Aug. 25. Following are the
market quotations today:
September, 71 !i, 71Y2, 71, 71.
December, 74 u4, 7 1 Vj , 74, 74.
May, 7S'4, 78, 788, 78.
September. 47. 4S, 47a4, 4SVi.
December, 43, 4:58. 43, 43?8.
May, 41. 44, 44, 44.
Septembre, 29',, 29, 29, 29.
December, 30, 30. 30. 30.
May, 32". 33, 32, 33.
September, 17.12., 17.12. 17.00. 17.00.
October, 13.52, 13.54, 13.50, 13.57.
September. 8.77. S.77, S.75, 8.77.
October, S.S7, S.90, 8.82. S.85.
January, 7.90, 7.92, 7.S7, 7.92.
September. S.K7. 8.S7, S.R5. 8.87.
October, S.C5. 8.f.7. 8.05. S.C5.
January, 7.22, 7.27, 7.22, 7.27.
Receipts today AVheat 79. corn 19.1,
iats 22I, hogs 10,000, cattle 400, sheep
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 3.700. Light 5.90 C.50. mlx-
jd and butchers S.Ou'fiG.oO, good heavy
-.45(u f.40, rough heavy 5.455.70.
Cattle market opened unchanged.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha 9.000. cattle none.
Hogs at Kansas City 2.000, cattle 100.
Hog market closed firm. Light COO
ti 6.57, mixed and butchers G.oo&'G.SS
rough heavy 5.50ifi5.S0.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed strong.
New York otocks.
New York, Aug. 25. U. P. 18S8.
3. Steel preferred 10S. U. S. Steel
common 47. Reading 141. Rock Is
land preferred GG, Rock Islam! com
tnon 2S. O. & W. 48. Southern Pa
eific 92. N Y. Central 143. Missouri
Pacific 9S. L. &. X, 150, Smelter
IG0, C. F. I. 58. Canadian Pacific
1707s. Illinois Central 1751$. Penna
142. Erie 47. C. & O. Gl. B. R. T
78, B. & O. 117. Atchison 10G.
Locomotive 71, Sugar 141, St. Paul
198fi, Copper 110, Republic Steel
preferred 101, Republic Steel common
New York, Aug. 23. Reserve de
crease, $2,811,425; reserve less U. S
decrease, $2,7GS,825; loans increase, $3,
8.40,400; specie decrease, $3.0GO,800;
legals increase. $308,700; deposits in
crease. $95,700; circulation Increase
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Aug. 25. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's
Provislcsis and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, $3.50
to $4.00 per dozen; hens, per lb., 8c;
ducks, per lb., 10c; turkeys, per lb..
13c; geese, per lb., 11c.
Butter Dairy, 19c.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 40c.
Eggs Fresh, 17c.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $4.75; cowe
and heifers, $2.00 to $1.50; calves, $4.5C
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3 to $6;
Iambs, $4.00 to $6.50.
Hogs Mixed, $5.75 to $6.25.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 52c; oats, 30 to 31c.
Forage Timothy hay, $12 to $13; j
prairie, $10 to $12; clover, mixed, $12
to $13; straw, $6 to $7.
Coal Lump, bushel, 18c; slack, per
bushel, 10c to 12.
Wood Hard, per load $5 to $5.50.
All the news all the time THE
Monday you will find exceedingly attractive offers
that will save you money on seasonable goods
that you need. Every reduction is genuine and
the merchandise the best.
SPECIAL FOR MONDAY
No. 8 tin wash boiler, Monday price 40
10 quart dish pans 1 0(?
Tomato preserving cans, per elozen 30c?
10 quart white enameled lined preserving kettle, Monday IlOc'
8 quart white enamel lined preserving kettle
2 quart gray graniteiron LeppeJ sauce pans 10
ADJUSTABLE WINDOW SCREENS.
Size 20x33x18. Monday 19
Size 20x33x24, Monday 225o
Size 24x37x30, Monday UOt
Wire nettting. Monday price, per foot
WALL PAPER DEPARTMENT MONDAY SPECIAL.
1,000 roll 3 combination wall paper, per roll 2t?
Border, same price as side wall 2c
1.000 rolls 3 combination, regular 8c quality, Monday special,
ptr roll .ri
G combinations, white, black, which include gilts and fancy par
lor paper,. worth 10c, 12c and 15c; Monday special price
15 combinatiem, that formerly sold at 25c, 30c and 35c, Monday you can
make your own selection of these few, per
roll, for 15c
We do picture framing.
Right in the height of the season we find we have too many
horse goods on hand, and that means a big reduction on fly nets of all
kind, halters, ear taps, hoods, stable covers, and everything for the
horse's comfort for summer wecr.
Monday and balance of the wee k we make net horse' cover,
regular price 75c. sale price 49
Stable sheets, full size, taped leather strap and buckle, regular price,
and very cheap, at 98c; sale price as long as they last Ti)C
Fancy shoe string fly nets, our $1.25 ne-t. while they last, for
this sale S9l
Heavy leather work horse fly net, our $1.50 kind, while they
last Monday and balance of the week (a big bargain) SI .00
Horse Hoods, worth 25c each, Monday price 10
Mexican hat shape, with tape-d ear holes and stringufnly"eff?-h.. . Oc
Monday will be quick selling in our skirt department. We will
make a straight dtep cut on all skirts of 25 per cent dise-ount. In this
way you can make your own selection and one fourth is taken off thu
bottom of the bill. White duck and linens, mohairs, panamas, gray or
blacks, all Monday.
$10 and $12 suits, Monday price 5i.00
$15 and $20 suitts, Monday gQ g
Covert jackets worth up to $15; take your choice Monday ..-Sij.OS
SIttrkI-t u " i!i:rn!.
It is a i;i!cs!!i;:i of t:'.-te and fancy
whether ecie cliouM make two bites of
a cherry," but we all really make two
bite's of the' word "!ierry" when w
use it in the sin.Tul.ir. The original
English versioa of ' eiise" was "cher
is" or 'Vhiris." which w:n mistaken
for a plural, so that "cheri" or "chirl"
was soon manufactured as a singular.
Exactly so has "pea" come into being
as a f.:lsi singular obtained from the
supposed plural and true singular
"pease." 'Sherry" for "sherris" is an
other case, ami "shay" from "chaise,"
Chinee" from 'Chinese" and "eorp"
from "corpse'" are others in vulgar
fpeech. Similarly "riches" is really a
lingular, of which "richiie-sses" was the
old plural. London Graphic.
An Iiirnlllble- Slxn.
A student in one of the colleges was
writing on a paper in medie-al juria
prudene'o in which he was asked to
enuunierate the signs of ele'ath by
drowning. After some more or less fu
tile guesses he added. "I5ut the surest
sign of Jill is crape on the door!"
The doctors used to bleed mankind
For every ill that they could find,
But now they're wiser, said one to me.
And give instead Rocky Mountain
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