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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 190G.
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township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 1906.
Make the lower end factory district
available by securing adequate track
facilities to it.
Secretary Taft greeted the Filipinos
as "our brown brothers," and Presi
dent Roosevelt the Porto Ricans as
"fellow citizens." The Cubans are our
"wards," and England '"the mother
country." Like many families, we
seem to have a surplusage of living
While the eastern senator may nurse
his conv'cticn that "it's a waste of
iiHher to shaw an ass," implying that
it is a -waste of words to reply to La
Follette's castigation of Mm as a rail
road senator, the people will continue
to believe that it is improving time to
smoke out grey wolves.
So many Cincinnati wives have been
deserted by their husbands of late tat
the c'ty council has taken steps towar.l
pulling a check on such runaways. It
has been found that mortgage loan
iaiks are contributing factors in a
great many cases. A man's ability to
mortgage his furniture without the
knowledge of his wife is a strong teu.p
tation to husbands of weak will. An
ordinance has been introduce making
such mortgages of no avail unless thay
bear the signatures of both husband
Rear Admiral "William II. Brownson,
who has just taken command of the
American naval forces in the east, will,
it is understood, soon be recalled tc
take what has become to be regarded
as the most important post in the
navy, namely, chief of the bureau of
navigation. Admiral Brownson woulu,
in the usual course, be placed on the
retired list next year on account of eld
Hge, but owing to his excellent physical
and mental condition it is understood
he will continue at the head of th; nav
igation bureau at least during the pics
only to the lakes-to-gulf channel, but
it ought to be clear thai the improve
ment of the tributaries will infallibl
follow the adequate improvement of
the main stem. Local jealousies on
this subject are short sighted.
The Chattanooga Times strikes the
right keynote when it says the actio
of the St. Louis convention in favor of
' the deepening of the Mississippi rive
from the great lakes to the gulf of
Mexico and the improvement of lateral
and feeding streams so as to give the
great Mississippi valley and its tribu
tary water transportation to the mar
kets of the world furnishes an assur
ance to the people of Chattanooga an
section that they are gomg to have help
from this time forward in the great
work of making the Tennessee naviga
ble." This view, adds the Globe-Demo
crat, is undeniably correct md equally
true of the Missouri, Ohio, Cumber
:and and all otner affluents, tnat are
open, or can be opened, to steam nav
igation. All the waterways sentimen
developed tends to this comprehensive
end. Already the improvement of the
Tennessee and Ohio rivers Is further
advanced than that of the Mississippi
and this is a subject for congratula
tions, not for an envious pullbac.4 spir
it. One of the main feeders of the
Ohio river, the Monongahela, has ling
been extensively improved, and the re
suiting business upon it is immense
It is an argument for the general im
provement of the waterways. Jealous
feelings in regard to it would be ex
tremely narrow and self-prejudicial.
Some of the speakers at Nashville
took the mistaken attitude that the ac
tion of the St. Louis waterways con
gress was too much concentrated on
tl;c lakes-to-gulf channel and that the
'.nteirsts of the Cumberland river are
threatened thereby. This misconcep
tion ought to be stopped as soon as
possible. The navigable rivers of the
Mississippi valley are parts of one in
uivisable apportunity. A steamer as
cending or descending the Mississippi
goes up the Ohio and up the Cumber
land and finds none but imaginary di
viding lines. The channels are contin
uous, and will all be mutually better
for improvement. The improvement of
? tributary would not insure the im
provement of the Mississippi, but tne
improvement of the Mississippi will
unquestionably lead to the permanent
betterment of every navigable stream
emptying into it.
To be unable to foresee this sure re
sult is to be purblind and injures the
whole cause of deeper waterways in
extends to more that half the states.
Peoria Star: H. X. Wheeler, the vet
eran editor of the Quincy Journal, who
ran for congress at the last election, is
highly pleased at the result. He says
"he cut down the majority of his oppon.
ent from 15,000 to 5,000, and, consider
ing it is an off year and there wasn't
much doing and no particular issue up,
he feels abundantly satisfied with the
result. Wheeler is a philosopher, and
he is also a pacificator, a genial, kindly
man. with a soul above his button"?,
and we are, therefore, glad to see ttat
he takes the result kindly; and will not
he worried over the fact that he will
not be a member of the coming con
gress. Who wants to go to congress
"The Millionaires club," the sobri
quet of the United States senate, will
not suffer from the retirement of Mr.
Clark of Montana. The report is that
F. Augustus Heinze, with nearly as
many millions as Clark, will succeed
him. Colorado will send one of the
Guggenheims. worth 40 or 50 millions,
to succeed Tom Patterson, owner of
the Rocky Mountain News. Missouri
will send Colonel Conner, who has so
much money he hasn't time to count
it. The senate is becoming more and
more the ideal Alexander Hamilton
had in mind for it and could he come
back to earth his heart would be delighted.
The Mississippi' Tributaries.
What is called the most represen
tative gathering of business and pr
fessional men ever held in Nashville
met in that city recently in the inter
est of river improvements. The mala
address was made by John A. Fox of
Blytheville, Ark., a member of the ex
ecutive committee of the national riv
ers and harbors congress, who said
that the waterways question is rapid
ly increasing in interest and will make
and unmake senators and presidents.
He. urged that a large delegation bs
sent to the national waterways conven
tion to be held in Wasnington Dec. 6
and 7, to aid in impressing congress
with the fact that the rivers and har
bors' appropriation should be increased
from $19,500,000 to $50,000,0000,000,
and to urge that congress should rec
ognizo the importance of the issue.!
Ex-Governor McMillan of Tennessee!
Bald there 13 but one permanent, ef
fective and unquestionable method of
securing and maintaining transports,
tion competition, and that is the im
provement of the waterways. He re
gards the outlooi-' in congrees as favor-
The strong affirmation of the Monroe
doctrine by the Transmississippi con
gress at Kansas City is another evi
dence that the American policy reeom
mended by the fifth president of the
United States in his annual message
of 1S23 is as heartily approved by the
people as it was when first enunciated
The resolution adopted as the unani
mous sentiment of the congress reads .
we renew and emphasize our ap
proval of and devotion to the Monroe
doctrine as enunciated by its author,
James Monroe, in 1823. when president
of the United States, and as reiterated
by Grover Cleveland in his Venezuelan
message of 1895, and as again state!
at this session of the Transmississippi
congress by Elihu Root, secretary of
state, after his tour of the South
"The interpretation of the Monroe
doctrine by the Transmississippi Com
mercial congress is that the people of
the United States are unalterably op
posed to any European government ac
quiring any additional territory or ju
risdiction in the Western hemisphere.
This is the interpretation placed
upon the doctrine by all patriotic
Americans, and such enthusiastic in
dorsement will meet a hearty response
from the great body of people who bo,
lieve that the United States shoul 1
not and never would suffer European
encroachment or Interference in this
hemisphere. A still more striking
proof that the doctrine is invincible in
this country was given when the Ger
man chancellor explained the failure
of the emperor to get our consent to
coercive measures toward Venezuela.
The explanation was that President
Roosevelt offered no opposition to the
German policy in that quarter, but the
popular dissent was so strong that the
president could not resist it.
Monroe was not the author of the
doctrine. George Canning, the British
minister for foreign affairs, rightly esti
mated the temper of the American
people when he proposed it to Monroe
through the British minister at Wash
ington as a means of checking a reac
tionary movement of continental mon
Jefferson, who knew the American
people as intimately as any man who
ever lived, enthusiastically approved it
when Monroe referred the proposal to
him for advice, and it has since been
as much a part of the supreme law of
the United States as anything that is
written in the constitution or the de
claration of independence.
President Roosevelt did well to au
thorize Secretary Root to say at Kan
sas City that he interprets the doctrine
to mean just what it has always
Had a Close Call.
"A dangerous surgical operation, in
volving the removal of a malignant ul
cer, as large as my hand, from my
daughter's hip, was prevented by the
application of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,"
able, as it was harder 20 years ago tj says A. C. Stickel of Miletus, W. Va.
get aa appropriation of $0,000,000 thai I "Persistent use of the Salve completely
it Is now to obtain $20,000,000. Some cured it." Cures cuts,
of the speakers declared that the re- rles. 25 cents, at W. T,
cent convention at St. Louis looked gist.
burns and inju
THE BOY BEHIND THE ROCK.
Copyright, 1906. by P. C. Eastraent.
A hollow eyed, gaunt faced woman
of sixty, her hair thiu and gray, her
hands large and bony and her neck
hardly more than skin and muscle, lay
on a bed of straw in a shacklety old
cabin among the hills of Tennessee.
She, had been slowly dying for a year
past, nud she realized it.
By and by a boy of fourteen entered.
He had a rifle under his arm aud a
string of squirrels over his shoulder.
He was long haired and uukerupt and
undersized for his age, but there was a
glint iu his eye aud a look around his
mouth that told of courage and deter
mination. "Danny, I was waitin' for you un,"
said the mother as the boy unburdened
himself Jiud stood looking at her with
out a sign of emotion in his face.
"Vou are fourteen years old today.
It Is the day we have been waltlu for.
Danny, do you know what your pop
did 011 his fourteenth birthday?"
"Killed a man."
"Yes. Danny, dear; he killed a man.
"Who was it?"
"One of the lluylers."
"So It was, Danny; so it was. What
did he im kill o:ie of the lluylers for?"
'Kase the lluylers was killin we
"That's right. We uns has been kill
in they uns for fifty years, and they
uns has always had a little the best of
It. There was always more of 'em.
Danny, do you know I'm goin to die?"
"What for?" stolidly asked the loy.
"Kase I can't light no longer. When
the sun rfoes down tonight you won't
have no mom."
The boy moved his feet unsteadily
and looked around, but uiadi' no reply.
"I'd have died months ago, Danny,
but I was waitin for today. Today
you are fourteen years old. Do you un
know what that means?"
"I've got to do as pop did."
"That's It. Dannv that's it for shore.
The day your pop was fourteen he ' suffering women ."
Two Cent Fares in Oklahoma.
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 29. The first
plank to be offered in the constitu
tional convention here Tuesday wad
the railroad commission bill, modelled
after the Texas law and calling for
two-cent fares. The time of the con
vention today was consumed princi
pally in amending the bill.
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killed Tom Ilnyler. Tbar's two lluy
lers left Bill and Sam. Pill -went by
with n prist to the mill about two
hours ngo. He'll le eoniin' back about
Women who are troubled with pain
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and shiver when you draw a bead on
him, are you, Danny? You un never
killed a man yet, but you hain't goin
to shake and shiver and make a clean
miss of it or only -wound him?"
"I've shot b'ars," answered Dannv
in indignant protest. "I'm shore to
get he un."
"Of co'se you will of co'se. Bound
to do it. The lluylers have killed your
grandfather, your pop and your broth
er John, and you un hain't one to
stand that. It's time to be goin and
mebbe you un would like to kiss mom
befo' yo' go."
After a long minute hp slowly advanc
ed and printed a cold kiss on her palo
forehead. She smiled faintly and said:
"I can't remeraler when before.
Mebbe it's sorter foolish, but I'm feel
In' mighty weak and womanish to
day. Now run along. I'll be lookin'
for you when the sun gits down to the
top of the big chestnut. Lived right
yere and looked at that big chestnut
every day for the last fifty years."
The rifle was leaning against the
wall. The boy reached out for it, and,
leavlne the squirrels where he had
dumped thorn down and wi.thout an
other look at the woman on the bed.
he turned and walked awny. He went
out to the rough highway and then
walked down to the rock Fhe had
spoken of. The people had no name
for It, but it should have been called
the Rock of Blood. Four men had
been killed from ambush right there
In three minutes Danny was hidden In
the thicket on its top and wa peering
down the highway. An hour later.
when Bill Iluyler strapped his corn
meal on the back of his mule at tho
mill, three miles away, and made
ready to return home, the miller jo
cosely said to him:
"Better be on the watch. Bill."
"They say that young cub of a Jimp-
son Is growin up."
For two hours Danny waited. lie
was cool and calm, and he smiled at
the idea of his shaking and shivering,
lie was no more excited than ns If
beating up the woods for squirrels. lie
heard every noise about- him In tho
forest. lie saw chipmunks crossing
the road rods away, but there was ono
thing he missed. A thunderstorm
came creeping un unnoticed by him.
He neither felt nor saw it until Bill
Iluyler came in sight down the trail.
Then he put his rifle to his face and
took aim. He was waiting for the
rider to reach a certain mark when the
darkening sky was lighted by an awful
flash, followed by a clap of thunder
that made the hills throb, and man and
mule went down. Ten minutes later
the falling rain revived them.
Gee, but the big rock has been
split in half.'" exclaimed Bill ns he
found the highway almost blocked.
The man stood and stared in amaze
ment for a moment and then went
closer aud almost whispered:
'And yere's that cub of a Danny
Jimnson. The pesky little cuss wag
up thar in ambush!"
And tip the road In the shacklety old
cabin a woman waited and smiled and;
Io?;ed her eyes and died. t The Jimp-.;
son family had been eliminated.
by so doing.
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