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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER, 26, 1906.
" Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Cond avenue. Hock Island. 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
Ail communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tlon. No such articles will be printed
Over fictitious signatures.
' Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1906.
Get the essential track facilities to
the lower" end factory district.
Let all contribute to the proper en
tertainment of the Farmers' National
New York politics will furnish the
bulk of the excitement in that line this
Secretary Root will not stop in Ha
vana on his way to New York. Maybe
he is too urgently needed to stop that
fight between Higgins and Odell.
The women of Blooniingtou, baked
a wagon load of pies for a squadron of
Uncle Sans cavalry en route lo Rock
Island. Being brave soldiers, they ate
every bit of the pastry.
The dispatches tell us that Secretary
Taft has failed in Ills mission to Cuba,
and there must be intervention. In oth
er words. Secretary Taft has succeeded
in his mission to Cuba and there will
- "Wouldn't It be the very apotheosis
of the ironical," says the Sun of New
York, "if the United States should
some day find itself reduced to an
imitation of Weyler's tactics in order
to keep its compact with the civilized
world?" Doubtless there , are people
who would appreciate' that sort of
irony, and the most appreciative of
them would be Weyler himself. He is
alive and reads the papers.
will extend to all sorts of smoked and
prepared meats and. to canned meat
stuffs. Worse even than this for the
dealers is the fact that imitations will
have to be unmistakably labeled and
in this lies the value of the pamphlet.
A "Virginia Ham" which was never
raised in Virginia, can only be called
"Virginia Style Ham" when it is put
on sale. Vienna sausage. Frankfur
ters and English sausage must all
have the incriminating word "style"
inserted in the label if they are not
the real imported variety. The same
thing i3 true of lard, and when the
consumer buys "pure leaf lard" or any
other well known variety of lard, he
may be assured that he is getting what
he asks for unless the contrary is dis
tinctly, explained on the label.
The same is true of canned and
potted meats of all sorts, and to the
regret of the dealers, hog snouts and
mutton will not longer be allowed to
masquerade as "potted thicken." This
volume is a most interesting one. and
as it is a government publication
which costs nothing. It ought to be in
the hands of every housekeeper. Write
the secretary of agriculture for it.
GEORGE R. WHITING
Women for Congress.
For the first time Texas can boast
that it has a woman candidate for con
gress. Laura B. Payne is a socialist
and presumably a woman's suffragist.
at any rate she is a vigorous campaign
er and outspoken against all grafters.
No woman has yet had a seat in the
house of representatives, but both dem
ocratic and republican parties have
gladly availed themselves of women
campaign speakers. At Cincinnati in
1876 women addressed a republican
convention for the only time. In 1900
at Kansas City Mrs. Cohen of Utah sec
onded the nomination of Bryan. Utah
and Wyoming sent women delegates to
the republican national conventions in
1892 and 1900. Under equal suffrage
numbers of women have been elected
to the legislatures of Colorado and Wyo
ming, but they have seldom held any
other office in the state government
than that of superintendent of educa
To Belva Lockwood belongs the dis
tlnction of having been twice nomina
ted for president by the equal rights
party, in 1884 and 1S8S. There is noth
ing apparently in the constitution of
the United States to bar Laura B
Payne of Fort Worth from a seat in
congress. It prescribes merely that
no person shall be a representative who
shall not have attained to the age of
25 years and been seven years a citizen
of the United States, and who shall
not, when elected, be an inhabitant of
that state in which he shall be chosen."
It is only a question whether Laura
B. Payne will admit that she is 25 and
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Governor Deneen took care of his
own bunch and the others have had to
wait. Roy West, the governor's politi
cal agent, was placed where he most "can poll enough socialist votes.
desired. Mr. Hamill, the governor's
law partner, was given the best legal
appointment in reach of the adminis
tration that of attorney for the insur
ance department. James A. Willough
by, a cousin of the governor, was giv
en a nice berth on the civil service
commission and will eventually be
made one of the railroad and ware
The most astonishing dissenter from
the president's spelling reform move
ment is his old and devoted friend.
Jacob Riis. Mr. Riis had never be
fore found the least little thing in his
friends to.-criticise.' But spelling re
form he will not stand, and even re
bels against the president rather than
drop the "u" in neighbor. But Mr.
Riis declines to-believe that the pres
ident really understood what he was
doing. ' Somebody. . he insists, ha. -3
"trapped" Theodore into it. And that
proves that Mr. Riis is still loyal.
It is somewhat amusing to read the
Union's advice to The Argus ancnt
confining political campaigns to the
"boosting" of a party's candidates, and
letting the other fellows alone. This
when the Union's own record of at
tacking, vlllifying and ridiculing of op
posing candidates has become so con
spicuous a part of its campaign policy
for years. But this Is a year when the
Union is particularly anxious not to
have anything more than can be helped
said of some of its county candidates.
Thus it Is that the republican paper is
so solicitous about how the campaign
sliould be conducted on the democratic
In the republican state convention of
New York today one of the resolu
tions declared for the reduction of the
democratic congressional representa
tion in the south. The republicans of
two districts in conventions in Vir
ginia held yesterday, repudiated the
negro as a factor in politics. Thus the
black man in a section of the country
where he Is best - known, by the
party that has always stood aa his
uncompromising friend, has been in
formed that he must keep out of poli
tics. - The republicans of the north can
not nile the republicans of the south,
much as they may" seek to do the dic
' The Food Inspection Law.
' A very; important period has been
reached in the preparation of the agri
cultural department to enforce the new
meat inspection law, and In all prob
ability this is of more Immediate in
terest to the householder than war and
rumors , of war in Cuba. The depart
ment has just issued a small pamphlet
that ought to be memorized by every
noasekeeper. showing-how the real
may be distinguished from the speri
ouo in buying all . sorts of meat pro
ducts.; -Fresh meat- has always been
Inspected by the department of. agri
culture before it was allowed in inter
state jtrade; - but ; now this insr?ctj0D j
Springfield State Fair.
From Sept. 27 until Oct. 7 the Rock
Island will sell tickets to Springfield and
return at rate of $I.G5. Return limit,
$4.65 Springfield and Return.
Sept. 27 to Oct. 7 the Rock Island
will sell round trip tickets to Spring
field at rate of $i.C5. Return limit,
C. M. & St. P. Excursion Rates.
Homeseekers' tickets on sale the
first and third Tuesday in each month
to points in Iowa, . Minnesota, North
and South Dakota and to other home
seekers' territory. For further infor
mation phone or call at any C. M. &
St. P. office. p &
From Kept. 27 until Oct. 7 the Rocjj
Island will sell round trip tickets to
Springfield at rate of $4X5. Return
limit, Oct. 9.
The C. M. & St. Paul offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-cities, sleeping car
reservations made to any point desir-
Georee R. Whiting, nominee of the
democrats of the Thirty-third district
for state senator, is a native of Illinois,
having been born at Macomb Feb. 22
1S62. At an early age he removed to
Keithsburg and that place has been hid
home since. He was educated in the
public schools. He took up the shoe
business IS years ago and now is the
proprietor of the leading shoe store of
the town. He has been prominent in
the councils of the democratic party for
years, having been a Bryan supporter
in both campaigns. A number of places
of public triifct have been conferred
upon him, such as the offices of asses
sor, town clerk, and alderman. He has
held the latter for 14 years and is still
Mr. Whiting is married and the fath
er of two children. He is recognized
as a leader in the community, as well
as a man of influence in his party. Of
agreeable personality, he is also far
sighted, a ready public speaker, fa
miliar by long practice with parliamen
tary rules, and. in short, an ideal man
to represent the people of the Thiriy-
third district in the upper house of the
mi a avi
Rock Island. Ilu
Fer those unfortunates who
have their watches repaired in
drygoods stores, we scarcely
know what to propose, as they
are almost without the pale of
human sympathy. We prescribe
an elementary course of educa
tion that will teach them that a
store like ours is the only kind
to depend on for such work.
"Whilst there's life, there's
hope," and "the vilest sinner may
return" to paths of legitimate
merchandising and be cured of
that baleful mania "bargain
hunting" which rarely finds
what it seeks.
Rock Island. I o.
Copyright. 15106. by W. R. CaldwelL
"WLafs that?" exclaimed Mrs. Blair
as a loud thud in the hall smote upon
"It's only the mail carrier throwing
In one of my rejected stories, of
course," replied her husband resigned
ly, springing up from the breakfast ta
ble and disappearing into the ball.
Presently he returned with a fat en
velope, 'which-; he " tossed 1 beside ' his
plate, and a magazine, which he pro
ceeded to open and glance through.
"Which one is it this time?" asked
his wife sympathetically.
"The mining story I sent off last
"Only five days ago! I don't believe
they even looked at it!"
"Oh, yes, they did. They probably
saw at a glance that they didn't want
it and were kind enough to ship it back
promptly. Perhaps it was too long or
too short or Stay, let me see -what
the editor does say," tearing open the
envelope and glancing over a printed
"'We 'have read the inclosed manu
script with interest and regret that it
does not seem precisely adapted to our
present needs and therefore return it.'
Il'm, h'm! 'This does not imply any
lack of merit' No, of course not. In
fact, my dear, it's the same old story in
the same old way." t
He slammed the contemned manu
script upon the table and resumed his
study of the magazine.
"Yet plenty of writers do get in," he
continued. "Here are eight short sto
ries in this number of Ramper's, and
thousands of others are published ev
ery month. It seems - as if everybody
wrote for the press nowadays."'
"Even the lawyers," said his wife,
with a glimmer of fun in her eyes.
"Well, even a lawyer doesn't disdain
an occasional twenty or thirty dollars
for a few hours' spare work."
Twenty or thirty dollars! You are
coming down rapidly in your prices.
Last year It was forty or fifty, and the
year before it was a hundred or so."
"The law of supply and demand, my
dear. If I had made a hit like the au
thor of 'Mr.' Jlggs of the Oyster Bed,'
my prices would be advancing at a cor
responding rate. But what I was go
ing to say Is this: How do all these
writers get in and why In the mischief
can't I get in too? Jerusalem!"
The expletive was addressed to the
maid, who in setting a cup of coffee
beside his place had splashed some of
the hot contents over his hand and
upon the tablecloth." He glared at her
savagely while she awkwardly apolo
gized and mopped up the fluid with, a
Mrs. Blair frowned at him, as if to
say, "Don't scold her!" and then ob
served kindly to the maid: "Never
mind, Mary. The cloth would go In
the wash tomorrow, anyway. Now,
will you please set a finger bowl on
the table." -
Mr. Blair returned to the magazine.
''Here is another story by that new
writer, M. Conway, and it seems to
start off well. .1 wish I could meet him,
or, more .. likely, pai, for most , of the
say to him, or her: 'Sir, or madam, hONV
in the world did you do it? How did
you get in? Was it by influence cr
cheek or a personal acquaintance with
the "editor? Won't you kindly inform
me how it was accomplished? Tell me
how to get in and I'll promise to whack
up half of my first year's profits.'
A loud crash interrupted his remarks,
and, glancing up. he beheld the maid
standing helplessly over the fragments
of a cut glass finger bowl.
"Well, what next?" he began, but
his wife hastily interposed. "Never
mind. Mary. A little clean water won't
hurt the rug, and you can sweep up
the glass after breakfast.".
When the maid had withdrawn Mrs.
Blair said to her husband, "You must
be careful not to speak so sharply or
we'll lose her, and I don't know where
we could set any one to take her
"All right." returned Mr. Blair. "But
there's one thing I will insist upon
She must keen out of my den. She
was in there again this morning."
"Yes. She asked my permission to
look at your dictionary."
"The dictionary! Now, what"
As if in answer to his unfinished
question the maid entered, blushingly
handed her mistress a note and quietly
With a muttered exclamation of
amazement Mrs.'Blair glanced through
the note and then read it aloud:
"Dear Madam I repret to inform you
that our pleasant connection as mistress
and maid will terminate ontthe 10th Inst
when my month is ud. This does not
Imply any lack of kindness on your part.
but simply that I am engaged in more
remunerative and congenial employment
"Trusting you may soon find another
maid who will prove available, I am
very respectfully vours,
"M. CONWAY FLANNERTT."
"Great Scott! M. Conway our maid!"
gasped Mr. Blair.
They gazed blankly at each other a
moment and then roared with laugh
ter. Finally, "You'd better give It up, my
dear," said his wife chokingly as 'she
wiped her eyes.
"I will," he returned, rending his
manuscript in twain. "Wheu house
maids take to story writing It is high
time for lawyers to stick to their
CHARLES LEE SLEIGHT.
EXPERTS HIRED FOR
AUDITING OF BOOKS
Prominent Chicago Firm Employed by
. Henry County Supervisors for
Definite arrangements for an official
examination of the books in the office
of the Henry county clerk at Cam
bridge have been made by the finance
committee of the board of supervisors.
The firm. Jones ' Caesar. Dickinson.
u. ' - - '
wnmot & Co., or Chicago, New York,
and London; was J employed to do the
work.' This firm .is probably the best
known in the line which it follows in
this country. It has 230 expert ac
countants in jts employ all the time.
It is the firm which recently completed
the investigation of the books in the
Cook county office at Chicago.
It is proposed to put two expert ac
countants at work at once, beginning
tomorrow, and to push the work as
rapidly as possible. It was decided
that no information should be given
out until the complete report is ready.
The Davenport accountant, J. C.
Grabbe, who was hired by a number
of Cambridge men, is .still at work. It
is stated by one of his employers, that
no reports are to be given out on his
work until it is completed. In the of
ficial examination it is probable that
the work will extend back to 18S2, the
year in which the office was removed
from the fee class and placed on a sal
Chicago, Sept. 2t5. Following are the
market quotations today:
September, 72?8. 72. 72 Vs. 724.
December, 75, 75 V-i, 74. 73.
May, 79 , 79,. 7S, 78.
September, IS, 4S.i. 476. 18.
December, 43',;. 43, 43. 13 .
May, 43, 44, 43, 43.
September, C4, 34, 34. 34 Vi.
December, 34, 34, 34, 34.
May, 35, 35. 35, 35.
September, 16.55, 16.60. 16.55, 16.60.
January, 13.35, 13.40, 13.30, 13.30.
September, S.93. 8.95, 8.90, 8.90.
October, 8.92, S.92, 8.85, 8.S7.
January, 7.82, 7.85, 7.S0, 7.82.
September, 9.00, 9.00. 8.90, 9.00.
October, 8.40, 8.42, S.33, 8.35.
January, 7.12, 7.15, 7.10, 7.10.
Receipts today Wheat 32; corn
262: oats 178.
Hogs, 20,000; cattle. 1S.O0O; sheep.
Hogs left over, 5,000.
Hog market opened steady Light.
6.30 6.75; mixed and butchers, 6.15
6.77; good heavy, 5.S56.77; rough
heavy, 5.S56.10. . . .
Cattle market opened strong to 10c
Sheep market steady.
Hogs at Omaha. 4,600; cattle, 4,000;
hogs at Kansas City, 16,000; cattle,
Union Stock Yards, 8:40 a. ni. Hog
market steady. Light, 6.306.75;
mixed and butchers, 6.15 6.77; good
heavy-, 5.85'6.77; rough heavy, 5.85
Cattle market steady Beeves, 3.85
6.80;. cows and heifers, 1.254.60;
stockejs'.and feeders, ,2.40 4.55. .
. Sheep" market "slow.-
MUfflM HARVEST OPEWIWG
TOMORROW. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 28, 29
A BUMPER crop of Autumn Merchandise has been harvested at the Boston store and the doors of the store,
house have been thrown wide open- temptingly offering you your share of the harvest, for bountiful pro
vision has been made for your particular needs. The harvest has been gathered in all lands. Constantly out
reaching into all points of the world are influences that gather to the Boston Store the products of the looms,
the shops, the potteries; and from whatever sources come the things our patrons require. The new fashions in outer
apparel; unlimited numbers of things for making the home comfortable and attractive. The store is beautiful
ly, artistically decorated with grains and fruits of the fields, intermingled with new goods.
Music Tomorrow- and Saturday Afternoons and Saturday Evening.
FASHION'S LATEST DICTATES IN WOMEN'S FALL ATTIRE
v'ERY authoritative model is shown, yet each possesses a touch of individuality that adds a style and
charm so pleasing to particular dressers. In point of style, excellence and economy Boston Store gar
ments are positively unexcelled.
Broadcloth suit, jacket has velvet
vestee trimmed with soutache braid
to match cuffs, body braid trimmei'.
Coats of Fancy Mixture, $10.
Comes in five shades, pockets, cuffs
and collar touched with velvet, double-breasted
style, 50 inches long,
50-inch coat of light weight kersey,
ily-front, collarless model, velvet and
braid on yoke and sleeves, comes in
black, blue, brown, cas
tor and tan, only 512.50
Women's skirts of Panama
and broadcloth, in black, blue
and brown, trimmed with
plaits and straps $5.00
Second Floor, West Side.
Suits of invisible plaid, with semi
fitted fly front jacket, with inlaid
velvet collar, 9-gore skirt,
fold at bottom S12.50
Mohair waists, in black, blue, brown
and white, full plaited front, double
box plaits interset with
tucks in back 2.95
"Royale" considered the besi
dollar glove on the market. Scar
city of skins has caused maker3
to advance prices, but despite
this we continue to sell these,
giving style, fit and wear,
at- l,air 1.00
Perrin's "La Mure" 2-clasp, over
seam, wrist-length gloves, in
black, white, brown, tan, navy,
green, red and plum,
8, 10, 12, 16-button Mousquctaire
gloves in the popular new tans
and blacks, finished with the
"Cleopatra" pearl buttons, per
from 2.00 to 3.75
White mercerized cotton waists,
suitable weight for early fall wear,
$1.25; flannelette waists in light and
Electric Seal Coat, $25.
Electric seal coat, 22-inch, lined with
Skinner satin, plain sleeves; despite
the advance of prices in the fur mar
ket, we are able to sell this coat
at the very low
Opossum scarfs, 32 inches long, have
six fox tails, very heavy cluster,
come in natural and sable or Isa
bella dye, during opening,
Fine Fox Scarf, with natural
brush tails, splendid value at
$8.95; muffs to match all
scarfs; reasonable price.
Second Floor, West Side.
SHOWING NEWEST EFFECTS IN AUTUMN DRESS GOODS
'HE correct patterns and colorings for fall and winter are shown in such profusion as to declare anew the
superiority of this as a dress goods store. Reliable foreign as well as domestic stuffs are here.
For waists, suits and children's
dresses, do not overlook these plaids
in combinations of blue-and-green,
red-and-green, brown-and-white; also
shadow plaids in green, red
and blue; 36-inch, per yd 1SC
Broadcloths continue to hold a fav
ored position in fashions; wine, blue,
brown, hunter's green,
gray, 52-inch 1 to 2.75
New fall goods in a variety of de
sirable plain shades; also plaids
and checks, yd. 1.00 to 2.00
Imported novelties in stripes, plaids
and gray, London smoke, raspberry,
tan, bronze green, goblin blue and
brown, plaided and checked effects
produced by raised cords in weav
Hard-finished mannish suitings; fine
white lines on navy, blue and reseda
grounds; 4G-inch, per
CORRECT FALL PATTERNS IN RICH SILKS.
NEVER were lovelier silks shown. Exquisite patterns and colorings on the liiiest textures, in a most ex
tensive variety. It is a collection that sustains the Boston Store's reputation fur silks of distinctive pat
tern and excellent quality. Attention to these: .
Faille Francaise, a rich black water
proofed silk of the heavy ribbed or
der: it is admirable for suits and
for $2.25; 24-inch 1.39
For waists and suits these new de
signs in plaids and checks are ideal;
the variety of patterns and color
combinations is almost
bewildering; 27-inch.. -69 to 2
Hand-spun Indian silk suiting is an
attractive, soft, erepcy weave in
gray cadet, natural and
cream; 27-in. wide 1.25
"Mirage," a glossy, shimmering
weave, suitable for opera wraps and
costumes; gray, blue, cream and
cerise; 27-in.; per
Pongee suiting, in blue, gray, cream
and natural, plain and
checks; 27-in.; yard 1.00
Clifton "Bond" silks in huitinga aud
taffetas, in black and broad lino of
shades: fully guaranteed; suitings,
22 in.. $1.25; taffeta,
Hoc market closed shade lower.
Light. tJ.2o(fitj.72; mixed' and butchers,
6.13(?l.73; good heavy, 5.80&6.75;
rough heavy, 5.80CC.13.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed weak 10c
New York otocks.
New York. Sept. 2C U. P. 1S4, U.
S. Steel preferred .lOt.'i. U. S. Steel
common 41-"i. Reading lioi, Rock Is
land preferred Rock Island com
mon 268, O. & W. 48,i, Southern Pa'
... -. . . i 1 j. m :. ..I
Cine ytV2, -emiai in, wwuiij
Pacific 97, L. & N. 14i. bmeiters
15414, C. F. I. 544. Canadian Pacific
179, Illinois Central 175, Penna 1414,
Erie 46. C. & O. 2, B. R. T. 7i,
B. & O. 122Vs. Atchison 1031,2. Icomo
tive 74. Sugar 135. St. Paul 175, Cop
per lllTs. Republic Steel preferred 98.
Republic Steel common 156, Southern
Ry. 36 .
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Sept. 26. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's
Providers 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, 20 to 21c.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 50c. t
Eggs Fresh, 21c.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 to $5.50; cow 3
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.50; calves, $4.60
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3 to $6;
Iambs, $4.00 to $6.50.
Hogs Mixed, $3.50 to $6.25.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 48 to 50c; oats, SO to
Wood Hard, per load $5 to $5.50.
NIGHT SCHOOL : .
. At ' ' '
AugustauriaL Business College
BEGINS MONDAY, OCT. 1.
Complete courses in stenography, typewriting, and bookkeeping are offered, including English gram
mar, mathematics, law-ami. penmanship. . . t
Theratesof tuition are the lowest ever offered by a first class school. . .
Tuition foe 6 months (24 weeks) $18.00
Tuition for 3 months (12 weeks) 10.00
Tuition per week 1a.? t
Two hour recitations three evenings per week. Investigate and be convinced that Augusta. Is the besL
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