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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1900.
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Cerreepondenee solicits from vrery
tewnsbip In Roe 1c Island eeanty.
Monday, Sept. 10, 1906.
Get the essential track facilities to
the lower end factory district.
Let every one contribute his part to
Rock Island's advancement along solid
Comrade RockenQelder does not seem
to have been such a bloodthirsty hero
of the rebellion as he would have the
Witfi free fights in the city council
and a few bankers under arrest, even
Philadelphians are able to keep awake
without having to use stimulants.
When the president declares in one
breath that he is unequivocally for a
protective tariff, and in the next he fa
vors the bill to reduce the Philippine
tariff, it looks as if he were still a re
publican first and a free trader after
wards a republican from expediency
and a free trader in principle.
A metropolitan paper, after a week's
time has finally announced that it
knows to a certainty that Young
Roosevelt was not at the Nelson-Gans
fight. Since the fate of the nation de
pended so largely upon this informa
tion the paper's achievement in fur
nishing it should entitle it to a place
in the ball of fame.
Captain Sealby of the White Star
liner Cretic was explaining to a Cin
cinnatian that his company had consid
erable difficulty in finding names for
their new ships. "They all have to
end in 'ic,' you know," the captain
explained. The Cincinnatian. who was
pale and seed-, said, as he looked dis
mally at the rolling ocean. "For a suit
able name I would suggest Seasic."
Fridthjof Xansen has already become
a persona gratlssima at the English
court as the representative of the new
Norwegian realm. The intrepid seeker
for the north pole has earned the per
ioral esteem of the prince of Wales,
with whom he came into intimate con
tact during the Trondhjem festivities,
and King Edward has also shown him
many marks of his favor.
There has been a good deal of con
troversy as to whether the present ad
ministration leaders are bogus or real
performers. The suspicion that Mr.
Roosevelt has been playing reformer,
while doing nothing to control the
trusts and corporations, rests on evi
dence that Is quite strong enough to
cause a grand jury to bring in a true
bill. Reformers, like other people,
must be judged by what they do, rath
er than by what they say and write.
Up to the present time the reforms at
tempted by Mr. Roosevelt are all "up
in the air;" they may materialize in
the future if he sticks to them man
fully and does not back down when
confronted with obstacles, as he has
done in the tariff revision reform. He
starts new political reforms constantly,
but when the old party bosses show
him that to carry these reforms out
would split or disintegrate the G. O. P.,
Mr. Roosevelt gets discouraged and
When James McNeill Whistler went
to Venice to make those 14 famous
etchings of his, he became so intoxica
ted with Its beauty that he made 70
pastels first, leaving his tchings till the
last few days. The pastels made a tre
mendous sensation. All the art world
of Venice was carried away with en
thusiasm excepting a Russian painter,
who declared them tricks, betting a
basket of champagne he could paint
six not to be distinguished from them.
Mr. Whistler amiably gave him some
of his paper and six pastels, which were
finally mixed up with those by the Rus
sian and submitted to a jury who had
seen none of them. Mr. Whistler's
pastels were unmistakable and the Rus
sian lost the wine. . A few days later
the two-metontheyItialto and Mr.
Whistler laughed a little about the wine
and the bet. The Russian was furious.
"You forget, sir." he said, "that I am
a Russian, and If you scratch one you
find a Tartar underneath." "Oh, no,
you have that wrong," said Mr. Whist
ler; "you have it wrong; I scratched
ao artist and found an amateur."
A Forward More.
Tie campaign in Maine in which
Samuel Gompers of the American Fed
erati r' Tabor Is endeavoring to de
feat Congressman Littlefield, is one of
the very Interesting features of the
fall elections. It marks the first effort
of organized labor to present desired
legislation directly to the voter and in
concerned. While the state of Maine!
is predominately republican and would
lead to the party interest to a certain
extent, the issue will be passed upon
intelligently. Congressman Cannon
and Secretary Taft have both taken
the side of the administration in de
fending its position upon the anti-injunction
bill, which sought to prevent
emplos'ers from- enjoining strikers
It is a pleasant sign of the times that
such discussion can be made a part of
the campaign. A straight appeal to
lie electorate has been a long felt want
In the arbitrament of labor arguments.
The voter can be trusted to give a fair
and unprejudiced verdict. The process
is infinitely more satisfactory than to
have the decision made by a court over
which is often held the fear of pro
scription by both parties to the con
test. Organized labor has come to be one
of the fixed institutions of the coun
try. It has grown out of and above the
pale of the agitator and the vainglori
ous leader, and must stand upon the
same principles of right and wrong
which govern other enduring things. A
decisive result in Maine will have much
influence in guiding the future steps
of the organization, while a large popu
lar vote upon a mooted question will
do more to allay acrimonious debate
than would the decision of a dozen fed
eral judges. That such popular ex
pression can be obtained is already
Some years ago the S-howr law was
placed before the voters of Boston in
the form of a referendum. It carried
by an enormous vote. At the sarao
election another referendum, asking
that a street car company be permitted
to replace a line on a narrow street
once vacated for car service by the city
The latter measure was hopelessly de
feated. Since then there has . never
been a suspicion of an effort to revive
the controversy which went merrily on
before the public voiced its will.
In presenting its issue to the people
organized labor has taken a dignified
and progressive step.
Conferring About Boodle.
Chairman Cortelyou is hanging around
Wall street a good deal these days
with frequent visits to Oyster Bay,
iThere is a strong suspician that he is
making the tariff protected trusts
"come down" for the republican com
paign fund like he did the life insur
ance companies in the last' campaign
President Roosevelt will have
chance to deny that the corporations
are subscribing, but he will not be so
positive as he was in 1904 when Judge
Parker caught him red-handed.
Otr First St. Rcrnarda.
There is a possibility that 5eneral
Hafayctte was theifirst irtsoii to send
lny St. Bernards to his country,
Whoii he returned to the United Ktntoa
In 1S24 he apparently met J. F. Skin
ner, who at one time was a-ssistant
postmaster general and afterward edit
ed the American Farmer, Sporting
Magazine and other publications. At
one timo be seemed to have Ijecu very
much interested. in getting good sheep
dogs, and in tbisHie was aidocLby Gen
eral L.afayette, who. previous to 1S30.
as near as we can judge, senthim two
French sheep dogs and atjanother time
s?ut two dogs which Mr. Skinner de
scribed as "I'yreucan or St. Bernard"
dogs and tells of tbe.useimade of them
at the hospice. As Mr. Skinner was
evidently getting sheep dogs, it is more
probable that those were Pyrenean
sheep dogs. Yet as he particularly
mentioned the French sheep dogs as
having pointed faces, the others not
leing so described were likely broader
faced aud were half breed dogs akin
to the St. fieruards. There Is still an
other possibility that . General Lafa
yette may have known of the monks
getting outside crosses a few years le
fore and may have stated it In such a
way as to lead Mr. Skinner to assume
that they were one and the same breed
or bred the same way and thus give
the dogs he received the double name,
Watson's Dog Book.
Fit Inn: Fler Fare.
She started, recoiled and then bent
anxiously nearer her mirror.
"A wrinkle, as I'm alive!"' she ex
claimed. She was of a bouyaut temper, how
ever. "I supiMse I'll have to put a good
face on it," she said, reaching forth
with for the necessary materials.
The Breath of Life.
It's a significant fact that the strong
est animal of its size, the gorilla, also
has the largest lungs. Powerful lungs
mean powerful creatures. How to
keep the breathing organs right should
be man's chiefest study. Like thou
sands of others, Mrs. Ora A. Stephens
of Port Williams, .-Ohio, has learned
how to do this. She writes: 'Three
bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery
stopped my cough of two years and
cured me of what my friends thought
consumption. Oh, it Is grand for throat
and lung troubles." Guaranteed by
Hartz & Uliemeyer, druggists. Price
50c and $1. Trial bottle free.
Best by Test .
THE EFFECT OF A PURPOSE.
"There are two kinds of evidence In
criminal law, direct and circumstan
tial. I would rather take my chances
of acquittal in a case whore I had been
seen to commit the crime than in
strong case against me of cireumstan
tinl evidence. In the former there is
always a plea of emotional insanity
while in the latter the prosecution has
only to put the evidence together, true
or false, to prove the accused guilty.
"Hugh Bassett was convicted of mur
der on circumstantial evidence, but
siuce it was proved that he had been
persecuted to frenzy by the murdered
man he was not hanged, he was 1m
prisoned for life. This persecution
though it saved him from the death
penalty, vas the main cause of his eon
viction. Ills persecutor was murdered
and who could have murdered him but
the man he had persecuted? This is
what twelve good and true men de
cided, and decided wrong. Ten years
after the conviction a hardened crim
inal on his death bed confessed to
priest that he and not Bassett had com
mitted the murder.
"Bassett. torn away from his wife
and children to be taken to prison for
a crime of which he was innocent, had
but one thought to escape if his escape
should cost bint his Hfe. He was an
ingenious man. quick to see an advan
tage another would not see.
"But several years passed before le
saw any avenue of escape whatever
and then a very desperate chance. He
had been graduated at a scientific
school and from there had taken f
position with manufacturers of ma
chinerv. In prison the officials were
glad to avail themselves of his services
In the engine room, and on several oc
casions be attracted their attention by
certain ingenious devices in the matter
of repairing the machinery. In mathe
matics he bad taken prizes long before
he became a convict. For good be
havior as a prisoner he had many priv
lieges, mid was allowed to have a light
in his cell long after hours.
"One day Bassett saw a means of
escape from the engine room which he
had not noticed before, though he had
worked there regularly since bis im
prisonment three years 1-efore. It in
volved possible freedom and probable
death. It also involved a very nice
mathematical calculation, on the nceu
racy of which life depended, it was
after the conception of his plan that
his keepers noticed that he was burn
ing the midnight oil and laying down
innumerable figures. The guads did
not know it. but the prisoner was cal
culating just when the broad ln-lt that
ran the machinery would stop after the
power had ' been turned off. lie had
noticed that in the evening when the
men were ready to leave too engine
room the machinery was stopped. He
bad also noticed that tlie driving belt
of the engine passed over its upper
wheel near a window high above the
reach of any one. Then he had learned
that from the window one could gain
a roof from which he might reach the
top of the wall and thence down out
side. One day it occurred to him to
ride on the lelt to the window and es
"To do this he must mount the belt at
a certain moment that is, ou a point
that would stop at the window. ITe
could see the lacings in the licit as It
moved greatly blurred, of course and
for days, weeks, months, counted rev
olutions of the belt, and at night in his
cell made calculations.' At last he fixed
a po'nt where he could jump on the
belt which would stop at the window
"One evening in winter when the
days were short the convicts were lined
up ready to march away. Suddenly
Bassett sprang upon the leit aud.
clutching each tlge with a hand was
carried to the window. So startled
was every one that no one took in his
intention till he reached the window.
the belt slopped, he sprang off and
through the opening aud wis gone.
"Nothing was heard again of Bassett
So determined was be in his object
from the moment of his imiH'isonment
that he had arranged with his wife to
go t a foreign country, change her
name and lose herself to all save him
If she wrote nothing he Mas to know
that she was at the rendezvous. She
waited two and a half years for him
without having heard a word from him
or writing a word to him. Consequent
ly when lie escaped it was impossible
to track him by his wife. One day he
appeared before her and their children
in a little town In Central America
There, neither of them known to those
about them, parents and children were
united in one embrace. .
"Bassett at once found employment
In the mechanical department, of the
great canal of course under an as
sumed name and It was not long
before he worked himself up to one of
the principal positions In that depart
ment. Long afterward he saw in a
newspaper the confession of the man
who had committed the murder for
which he was convicted, but he con
sidered his former self blotted from
the world aud never reappeared among
his friends to receive their sympathy
at the great legal blunder and a pardon
from the governor.
"The secret of Bassett's success was
that he realized he must have a pur
pose and rose through his desperate
condition to his object. He also pre
ferred to die rather than remain sepa
rated from his wife and children, with
the loss of his liberty. The moment
of supreme happiness of his life was
when, having sprung on the belt, he
saw it stop in accordance with his- cal
culations. He felt all the exhilara
tion "What? - How do . I know how he
felt? Well, I'm Bassett." "
SUMNER. CHILDS. ;
TRAIN FOR DIG CAKE.
Cblcaeu Caterer Serve -Veddlnaf
l'euat on JlaeWlnae Inland.
Chicago sent a special train, inaking
an almost record breaking run of over
400 miles, to carry a wedding cake to
Mackinac, the Chicago summer settle
ment, in time for the wedding of Vin
cent J. Walsh and Miss Julia Camilla
Cudahy, says a Chicago dispatch to the
Cincinnati Commercial Tribuue. The
"wedding cake special" now through
the northern woods at top speed, while
inside the special car. guarding his
cakes, was the patisier.
Awaiting him was the manager of
the catering company which prepared
a wedding 'feast in Chicago and served
it on Mackinac island s? easWy and
with as little fuss as if the wedding
guests had been seated in the dining
room of a restaurant.
It required a steamboat, a car loaded
with silver and cut glass and the "wed
ding .cake special" to serve the wed
ding breakfast. The nineteen men
waiters, cooks, managers and the patis
sier who accompanied the feast -returned
to Chicago triumphant and
ready to cater to weddings at summer
cottages in New Hampshire or the
'She necessity for the "wedding cake
special" grew out of the fact that Miss
Cudahy of Chicago was to be married
to Mr. Walsh of tTiieago at The Pius,
the summer home of Mr. and Mrs.
Cudahy at Mackinac. It was to be a
morning ceremony, and a wedding
breakfast was to follow. Mackinac
bakeries are not ual to the demands
of such an occasion.
What is aBackache?
IT IS NATURE'S WARNING TO WOMEN
Diseases of Woman's Organism Cured and
Consequent Pain Stopped by Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
' It seems as though my back would
break." Women utter these words
over and over again, but continue to
drag along and surfer with aches in the
small of the lAick, pain low down in
the side, "bearing-down" pains, ner
Tousness and no ambition for any task.
ev lac For i:iectrlcity.
The latest and, it will be thought by
many, one of the best uses to which
electricity hns been put is the destruc
tion of the mosquito. Maurice Chaulin
of Paris is the man who iias thought
of electrocuting this most obnoxious
disturber of summer peace, says -the
Reader. He has devised and patented
an apparatus with a cylindrical lantern
with two rln.sis suspended one above
the other and joined y parallel and
vortical chains. These are connected
with the source of electricity, which
may be provided by a small accumu
lator in such a fashion that each of
tli'so little chaitis is always alive. In
the center is some sort of a lamp that
attracts those ardent lovers of lumi
nosity, the mosquitoes and gnats. They
touch t he chains, and that instant is
fatal to them. They arc neatly "shart
circuited." and they buzz no more.
They even forget what they meant by
all their buzzing or what occult reason
they had for seeking the luminary.
They arejlead and clone for. This ap
paratus can be placed in a room, and
the proper owner of the chamber Is in
sured a comfortable night.
& Miss Maude MojwJg
They do not realize that the back ia
the mainspring of woman's organism,
and quickly indicates by aching a dis
eased condition of the female organs
or kidneys, and that the aches and
pains will continue until the cause is
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has been for many years the
one and only effective remedy in such
cases. It speedily cures female and
kidney disorders and restores the fe
male organs to a healthy condition.
44 1 have suffered with female troubles for
over two years, suffering intense iin each
month, my liack ached luitil it seemed ?
though it would break, and I felt so weak all
ovorlhat i did not find strength to attend to
my work but had to stay in lied a larpro part
of' the first two or three djiys every month.
I would have sleepless nights, bad dreams and
severe headaches. Ail this undermined my
"We consulted an old family phrsicinn. who
adrised that I try Lydia K. Pinkli.-ou's Vege
table Compound. I began taking it regularly
and soon found that I could sleep and cat
tetter than I hail done for months. Within
two months I tteeame regular and I nolnger
suffer from backache or pain." Mis Maude
Morris. Wee. Indies' Aid and Mission CSoeiety,
b5 E. Hunter St., Atlanta, Ga.
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