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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23. 1900.
. THE AUGUS.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1G24
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; TR ADEsTFl'ffi COUNCIL j
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1906.
The Way To Mark Your
Ballot Nov. 6.
Fur Congressman, Fourteenth District
X D. V. MATTHEWS.
Kor S nator. Thirty-third Senatorial
GLIOItGi: K. WlIl'l'lNO.
Kor Representative. Thirty-third Sen
EVKKKTT I.. WliKTS.
For County Clerk,
For County Treasurer,
J Jock Irlaud must have competition
in shipping facilities if it is to gain
A Chicago man, in lecturing on "Tin
Origin of the Earth." dates it from the
first building after the Chicago fire.
Ilreak up tlie court house ring by
electing tlutafson. Schafer ami Dono
van to the respective ofiics of county
clerk, county treasurer and sheriff.
President Faliua is said to have quit
office almost penniless. There are oth
er proofs that the Cubans haven't
reached our standard of self -goveru-
Forty-six years in control of any
county office is too long. There must be
a change some time, and it is a good
time when the right man is presented
to make it with.
More evidence that women are in
vadium the gainful occupations former
ly monopolized by men is found in the
arrest of one in Arkansas on the
charge of being a moonshiner.
D. W. Matthews, the fanner candi
date for congress will not be trust
bound, if elected. He will stand on his
own feet and he will have the force
to insist upon what he believes to be
Victor Hugo had a very exalted opin
ion of his own importance. Walkin
with a friend one day. he abruptly
asked: "Can you imagine what I would
say to the Creator should 1 meet him?"
"Yes." replied the friend. "You would
say 'My dear cunftrere!'"
Secret:-ry Root is going Ut speak in
No-w York as the personal rcpre.eMa-
tive of Roosevelt and the president
hinrstlf is having a hard time kevp-
Hg hi.- face out of the cunpaiga. As
it is, he is liable to violate the unwrit
ten law before the campaign is over
He is dead anxious to speak.
The St. Louis Republic says: "Uele
gates to the Upper Mississippi River
Improvement association's meeting will
be all the better informed for the work
of the great waterways convention in
St. liouis next month after having scrv
d their apprenticeship in Minneapo
lis." Rock Island should govern itself
accordingly and be there with the del
ft is up to the voters to choose be
tween conipetcucy and incompetency
in the incumbent of the office of coun
ty treasurer. Doth Schafer and Cot
have been tried and the records of both
are known. Put the question up to
yourself and decide which of the two
you would select to manage your own
In addition to being a writer of in
ternational fame and a politician of
some note, Rudyard Kipling is a bit
of a preacher. During one of his voy
ages a quartermaster of the ship died.
Next day the notice board bore the
brief Intimation: "Sermon by a lay
tuan at 9 p. ni." The curious crowd
which gathered discovered Kipling
standing on an improvised platform,
from which he preached a 15-niiuute
mormon. The best testimonial to his
eloqiietvee lay in the result. From a
congregation numbering Ies than 2u0
the sum of over $35o was raised.
Cornelius Donovan has worked hard
during the past 27, years and his uni
form has been plaster-stained, while
Chief of Police Ed Kittilsen has en
joyed an easy going position of official
authority all that time with the priv
ilege of wealing brass butons. Dono
van is no less competent for the of
fice of sheriff because he has worked
hard while Ed Kittilsen has been tak
ing things easy with plenty of time tor
Colossal Iand Frauds.
I'mler the Tillman -Gillespie resolu
tion, adopted by the last congress, the
interstate commerce commission has
been investigating the mineral land
frauds i;i the western country and it is
understood it is about to make public
It is said that this report will show
a condition of .affairs ret king with
fraud. The great transcontinental rail
ways and some pi i vale corporations
have niaeticallv obtained control of
the entire coal producing lands of the
west, not legitimately, but by the aid
of the most flagrant violations of the
law. Not only, have they been guilty
of the grossest violation of law but
thev have cieated a monopoly by the
improper application of freight rate
driving out all opposition.
It would seem that the proper way
to lral with the.-e land tnieves, big
and little, is not only to proceed crim
inally but to take civil action to set
aside everv land patent which could
not be positively shown to have been
obtained by bona fide settlers under
the land laws. Let all these lands re
vert to the public domain and let con
gress at once repeat every tami taw
under which this wholesale stealing
has been made iossible.
Congress is itself, in a measure, re
sponsible for the wholesale corruption
existing under the land laws as ad
ministered today. Its attention has
been called repeatedly to the necessity
of repealing the.e laws but the cor
rupt forces in congress have been
strong enough to prevent action, liv
ery member of congress has been fully
aware of the wholesale t licit ot tiie
people's domain yet they have allowed
the stealing to continue unrestrained.
It would have been easy for con
gress to have prevented the theft of
the people's land but it will be difficult
for the judicial officers to re
cover any portion of it. The schemers
who haw- been guilty of these frauds
should be run to earth and made to
disgorge every acre improperly secur
ed if it takes tiie whole ixwer of the
overnment to do it.
The republican leadcis of congress
who are responsible for the delay and
neglect which have made the perpetra
tion of these wrongs possible should
be openly branded and if possible forc
ed from public life.
It makes one despair of free gov
ernment when he contemplates such
shameless and fearless violation of
law and realizes that congress has
openly actiuiesceel in these wrongs by
repeatedly refusing to take action to
Danger in the Philippine.
According to the Omaha Dee, it will
be surprising if our complications in
Cuba do hot increase difficulties and
lead to disorders in the Philippines.
There is in the far eastern islands no
lack of malcontents and ambitious
plotters who have been held in cheek
y the firm front and just dealings of
our government there, but nianv of
tnese nave been only awaiting oppor
tunity. The mass of natives are? dense-
y ignorant and easy victims of design
nig leaders. I hey have no true con
ception of American power or ef our
doings in Cuba, and would be ready to
believe any absurd stories to that ef
fect that the hands of the United
State-s are tied by com plica t i his near
home. The strongest encouragement
of the Filipino rebellion against Spain
was that country's war in Cuba and
there is danger that the memory of it
may be mischievously revived now.
Our army in the Philippines, all
told, is now only 2,hmj, a military
force barely adequate to need under
the most favorable circumstances. All
accounts agree that great progress
has been made there- the last few
years, especially in the work of edu
cation ami in strengthening public
ectirity. which is absolutely vital to
industrial development. It is imper
ative that this work should not be
interrupted or endangered at this
juncture and the warning that comes
from both the military and the civil
authorities on the ground against
weakening in the slightest our army
in the islands at this time is full of
Dint wouotDtcal. tery partt-
hrHHwllil4rlbH. WOES fUT 81 prF.
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DAILY. STORY. sf
HOTEL TIP TRUST.
STORY OF A BLOCKHOUSE.
When the I'uiou troops were maneu
vering in the southwest they were
obliged to predeet long lines of rail
road over which they received their
supplies. The vulnerable points wcra
the brielges, near which the blueeoat
built blockhouses similar to tlose used
hy our aueeslors to tie feud themselves
si gainst Indians. t
One afternoon a force of Confederate
cavalry attacked one of these posts.
The blockhouse was built en the riv
er bauk at the north entrance of the
bridge, the rear being protected by the
river, running some forty feet below.
A single cornea uy commanded by a
captain constituted the bridge guard.
From bis loopholes be surveyed the
Confederate', who. dismounted, were
advauv-ing in line of battle, and his
heart sank within him at seeing a
force three1 times that of Id own.
Fortunately they had no artillery, while
tbi' Union troops had two small how
itzers. Time and again the southerners as
saulted, and every time they were
driven off. Rut at last tin defenders,
who had been feir a week begging for
a new supply of ammunition, saw that
wilhiu a few hours what powder and
ball they had would be exhausted.
There was a 1mv in the command who
had run away from home and enlisted
at t lie age of fifteen. He was fond of
the water, and his captsin had noticed
him often rowing a skiff be had pressed
Into his own service. Titking the boy
to a back opening, the captain said t
"lo to your skiff; pull down the river
to where it N crossed by J he bridge
next below. There you will And three
companies. You must row ar-nind the
bend, but re-en foreemeuts call cut
across and rem-ii us witiiin hair an
hour. Tell the commanding ot.'i'-er to
come at once or we will lose the
"Rut will not the enemy see me and
pick me off?"
"You cap hug this shore till you get
down to the bend, wIipii you must pull
across to the point on the other balk.
For five minutes you will be exposed
to their fire, and there are nine chances
in ten that they will hit you."
Catching up rope, the captain low
erexl the boy to a point some ten foet
below, where lis struck a steep path
lending down to the water's edge.
The captain saw him get into his boat.
Jjut lost him at ouce under the ever
hnuging trees. 'Then he waited breath
lMy till the skiff shot out from the
bnnk' protection to make the turn in
the river. Sea reply had the boy ap
peared than bits of spray broke all
about him. bullet taps on the water.
"He's halfway over!" exclaimed the
enptaiu. talking to biinsef so loud that
he could be heard alove the t racking
of rifles. -Rut they're getting his
rauge. Heavens: He's hit. No; ouly
scratched. lie's at it agahi. Good
Lord! There goes an oar. He's lost.
He can't pud with one oar. And the
arm has been hit. He's biudiug it up
witii his handkerchief. By thunder,
he's paddling! Some of the shots are
beginning to fall short. Hit ayuin!
It's all up with hiui. No; he's on his
knees again paddling for dear life.
Twenty more strokes, and he'll be le
hind the point. There he goes. Hurrah!"
Then the captain ran to the front of
the blockhouse to see a long brown,
dusty looking line advancing for an
"Give it to 'em, boys." he said. ''If
w can keep 'em off for an hour the
bridge 'Jl be saved, and we'll escape a
The attack was repulsed, but when
the next one was made the Unionists
saw something that made their blood
run eo!d. A single man appeared roll
ing a bale of hay. It was to set on
Ere and burn the blockhouse. Hp was
partially protected by his bale ami dif
ficult to roach with a bullet. Directly
In-hind Lira was another man rolling
another bale. Then a third and a
fourth indeed, a long line each man
rolling bis bale. The Union sharpshoot
ers picked off the first man and the
second. TIip third pushed on. The
fourth fell. The fifth fell. The sixth
seemed to bear a charmed life and with
the third whs getting dangerously near
the blevkhouse. The liny rollers came
so fast that, though more than three
quarters of tbem were put out of the
race, a number were now within twen
ty yards, and one man had come so
near that no rifle could reach him. He
was cutting the ropes that held the hay
together. Then a comrade left bis own
bale and joined him.
The captain straiued his eyes across
the bridgp and saw the head of a col
umn of bluecoats coming on ji trot.
"Water!" be shouted. "Some of you
men go down to the river in the rear
and get wafer in your canteen! There
was little else for the puriose. If
can keep the flames off for a few min
utes we'll save the fort."
But there was no neeel of water. The
Confederates, seeing the advancing
troops, who were by this time near the
opposite banks, withelrew their "fire
bugs." All mounted and dashed away
followed by a volley from the advanc
The boy who had saved the bridg
?d the rescue party. He was carried
on the shoulders of his comrades. They
placed him on a cot, where a surgeon
dressed his wound. His captain em
braced him and the next day sent an
account of his work to the general
eotBinanding the district. Word came
to send the boy to headquarters, and
when he reached there he found a com
mission awaiting him. When be Wt
the service two or three years later he
was a lietileunut colonel.
FRANK P. CHENEY.
Com llo I'tint ;if(M From Ueueiona
1'nli-oiiM Over lu t oii'etMonlre.
The latest Ihint; in trusts Is the tip
trust in New York. Ry its operation--every
tip slipped into the hand of the
boy who checks coats and hats in tie
big hotels and restaurants goes, not tc
the boy. but into the pocket of a con
cessioiiuaire. says the New York Time
The hotel boys, it appears, are not
employed in most instances by thfc
owners of the hotels or the restaurant
proprietors. A contractor conies alone
und offers to pay the hotel so much for
the privilege of running the bat racks
and the coat rooms. It is he. net the
hotel, who employs the boys, and it is
be who rakes in the tips presented to
the attentive boy by good liaturod
Tiie boys, of course, make somethiiig.
It averages from to S'J a week. As
the concessioiiiiaire receives nothing
from the hotel and as he employs on
an average six boys to every big hotel,
the amount in tips received by him
leaves a considerable profit. Tiie meth
od by which tin trust works m this:
The eoucpssonnaire pays so much to
the hotel for the privilege of running
the hat racks and the coat room. He
employs bis own boys, one of whom is
appointed secretary. lieutenant or spy.
The term varies in various hotels. This
secretary, lieutenant or spy has a leath
er pocket about twelve inches deep and
six inches wide. Into this the hotel boy
drops the. tip given to him by a more
or less thoughtless patron.
The secretary, lieutenant or spy
makes a bti-inss of noting every cus
tomer as he comes In. If he wears an
overcoat be sends a boy to see that it
is placed eiMier on the rack or in the
coat room. The secretary or spy keeps
:m eye on each guest and is always
ready to send a boy posthaste when
the guest seems ready to go. He then
watches if the person wlrse hat is
handed to him or whose coat is helped
oji liaiuls a tip or not. lien the vis
itor has departed the secretary of the
poncpssioniirtirp fixes hypnotic eye on'
the hotel hoy. who. conscious of the
eye. comes forward and drops the tip
into the leather pocket.
f tecasionally thoconcossionnaire's lieu
tenant visits the coat room ami helps
himself to what has lieen dropped into
ibe tray there by departing guests. In
the evening the concpssionuairp comes
along and empties the leather pocket
of his secretary, lieutenant or spy into
his own pocket. At midnight he calls
again and rakes in his shekels.
For months the boys ostensibly em
ployed In the big hotels have been
writhing under the yoke ot this trust.
They say that th"y are compelled to bp
polite to patrons aud to siile a bless
ing upon every guest who presents to
them n dime or a epiarter. and as tbey
don't really benefit by the tip it Is
Desire For Food
Appetite Is Necessary In Order To
Digest What Wt Eat
We notice that some of the most
eminent physicians of tiiis country and
Europe who have made ;i study of tli
process of digestion unite in the opin
ion that a keen appetite is ii gieat aid
to proper digestion. Some even go so
far as to say that there must lo a
good sharp appetite for the food eaten
in order that it be properly digested
and assiniilattd. Dr. J. P. Pawlow's
essay on "Tiie Work of the IMgestive
Cilands." which was awarded the Nobel
prize, sets fortti very clearly the value
There is no oUier such safe sure
means for creating a healthy appetite
as l'abst I!lue Itibbon Heir taken before-
or Willi your meals, and it is an
almost absolute guarantee of perfect
digestion, while its tonic and food
value cannot be overestimated.
1 r. Joseph J-'eisler. of the North
western University of Chicago, in com
menting upon this said: "i fully be
lieve that the moderate use of K'od
beer at meal times acts as a. tonic and
is therefore useful."
I'r. Fei.sler stands at the head of his
profession and his words must carry
meat weight with those seeking
l'abst Clue Kibhon is such a beer as
Dr. 1-Visler recommends. It is a prod
uct of cishl-day malt, choicest Imps
and pure water. l'abst eiiht-day malt
contains all the valuable fond elements
of the' barley in predie.sted form. it
frives l'abst lleer its ri h nutrition and
the line mellow flavor which distin
Kiiishes it from other beer. This, tu
fjethcr with sixty years eif seieiitilic
brewing1, is what has put l'abst Ilcor
so far in tin: lead. No food that comes
from the cleanest kitiluli can be
cleaner, purer and more wholesoino
than this celebrated be-cr.
V rfui JT m
' May be made or marred by the range. The
eecret of perfect cooking and baking- ia to uio a
M. LEW & SOX.
Old Phone West 101.
1818-1820 First Ave., Rock Island.
Ordrr a Ce for Your Home Today.
.Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska. Eastern
Colorado. Wyoming and South Dakota,
at one'-half fare? plus two dollars. Fen
full infoi 'inatiou fall at city ticket of
fice. Second avenue-.
Dedication Illinois Monument, Vicks
(Jet. - I and the Kock Island will
sell tickets to Vicksburg and return at
$i:t.l... Limit .", days.
11 A IL VA Y TIPS.
The C. M. & St. Paul offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kausas
City, from the tri-cities, sleeping car
reservations made to any point desir-
C. M. & St. P. Excursion Rates.
Homcseekers 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.
Low One Way
Nov. b and 0. Dee.
To points on C. M. & St. P. railway,
every Tuesday, April to December,
1900. Also to Alberta, Manitoba, Mich
igan, Minnesota, North and South Da
kotas, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Wis
consin homeseekers' territory, every
Tuesday rate: One first class limited
fare plus $2 for the round trip. For
further information call or phone any
C. M. & St. P. ticket office. Both
Island will sell one way
When a horse is so overworked it
lies down and in other ways declares
inability to go further, you would con
sider it criminal t. use force. Many
a man ef humane impulses, who would
not willingly harm a kitten, is guilty
of cruelty where his own stomach is
concerned. Overdriven, overworked,
when what it. needs is something that
will digest, the ftxid eaten and help the
stomach t recuperate. Something like
Kodol for Dyspepsia that is sedd by all
Some' say that city girls are poor, ig
norant things. Some of them cannot
IS. the' I tell a horse from a cow. but thev do
tickets know that Hollister's Rocky Mountain
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The firebox is built in exact
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aved in the end.
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The kind that save
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I lie fuel, yhe
sizes and .-i I
:i-in urn- In-. it and Ia.J a lilc
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Our stock includes only those that are built litht
fitted, ".lewd" is the name of them. They an- not the
Come in and let us explain their
l'rices from $5.75 up.
;ood features lo vent.
to points in southwest Missouri. Ar
kansas, Oklahoma. Indian Territory.
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m m:i: oik oi..
T -nt -ftuirl Ii Slrccl nutl 'I hint -inir-
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oi-' tiii: coi NTiiv. xv k iiavi; ji st iii: i;ivn a imh
j.oaii or in iT'irrs ami comih. ation hook casks
tiik most hka itii'i t. m.k oi-' liooos tat: iiai: i:uu
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To introduce our three new ranges,
the Dinner Hell, New Age, and Karly
Meal, all steel ranges, we have cut the
price so low that you can not possibly
afford to miss this opportunity to get
;i fiit class range at a price, that will
positively 'surprise you. These' ranges
are made specially for us, everyouo
lias our name cud in the itove,
which is a guarantee of first class
Our iJinuer Hell, price S26.00
Our New Age, price 833.50
Oer Early Meal, price $3J.75