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Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1906.
Well, did you get just what you ex
Lest you forget.
we say it yet, "A
. For an innocent man Mayor Schmits
of Frisco is raising a good many tech
Of course New Yorkers flock to hear
Caruso. They ilote on things of the
An English woman poked fun at Sec
retary Taft. twitted him, probably
of his Falstaffian bulk.
Those down town tracks would have
been a fine Christmas present for Rock
Island. But they will do just a.3 well
for a New Year's remembrance.
more authoritative registering of the
popular will, very much will have been
done toward insuring the perpetuity of
government and preserving and enforc
ing the rights of our citizens."
The Wall Street Summary quotes Dr
woodrow Wilson as declaring In a re
cent address "Governments should
supply an equilibrium, not a disturbing
Time was when such an utterance
would not be considered notable; when,
in fact, it would be regarded as acade
mic if not commonplace. Bat at the
present time when pleas for "more
executive power," "wider constitutional
interpretation," centralized federal
government," etc., tending to the aban
donment of principle and governmental
policies as practiced since the days of
the fathers of the republic, are heard
in high places, thanks are due every
public man who joins issue for the
commonweal. "An equilibrium," is in
deed the true function of our federal
government, not a fomentor of discord
and friction. Reverence for the laws
ourselves have made" should dictate
their rigid enforcement to demonstrate
their need or amendment or change,
before supplanting them with danger
ous and experimental theories. Empir
icism is not wise in governmental ad
FAST TRAIN IS DERAILED
WHEN THEY MET AGAIN.
The youngest member of the COth
congress will be Harry B. Wolf, who
has recently been elected from the
Third congressional district of Mary
land. He has just passed his 2Cth
birthday. Mr. Wolfe began life as a
Philadelphia Record: While there is
some daubt as to the reliability of
reports of wheat taken from Egyptian
graves of ancient date germinatin
when planted, many notable, if less
wonderful, examples of nature's preser
vation of the life seeds come to ligh
from time to time. One of the most
noteworthy of these refers to seed
taken from Fort Conger, about 490
miles from the pole by the Peary party
in 1S99. having been exposed in thi
northern climate for a period of 1
years, their presence there being the
result of the Greely expedition of 1SS3
Packages of lettuce and radish seed
were brought to the United States and
after a period of six years were plant
ed, and while the lettuce seed had lost
its vitality, fully one-half of the radish
seeds, germinated and grew to matur
ity and perfection.
The Coming Ice King
E. R. Thomas, a wealthy young turf
man, who has figured prominently m
one or two notable deals in Wall street
is aspiring to become an ice trust king
of Chicago, St. Louis, and Milwaukee.
He has a scheme under way to form
an ice combination with a capital or
$45,000,000 to operate in western cities.
It will be called the Western Ice com
pany, and incorporation papers for thi3
company have already been taken out
in New Jersey. Friends of Thomas
stated that if his plans were carried to
successful termination he will soon
control the ice distributing business in
Chicago, St. Louis, and Milwaukee, not
to mention the smaller cities and sub
urbs of Chicago and other centers.
The Popular Will.
In advocating a national constitu
tional convention to propose changes
that will bring our national system of
government up-to-date, Hon. David A
DeArmond in a recent speech in con
"I am one of those who believes
that there ought to be recurrence a3
frequently as possible to the judgment
of the mass of American citizens.
believe that under our system of gov
ernment it is wise every now and then.
and quite frequently, to get at the
sense of our people, affording them
full opportunity to make themselves
heard. There is a growing feeling.
think, and I think it is one that has
foundation in real fact and real need
that very often legislation is too far
away from the masses of the people;
that their will is expressed in legisla
tion too slowly and too imperfectly;
that combined powers that can make
known their wishes quickly, that exert
their potent influence rapidly, that can
concentrate at the very point where
things are to be done, are more likely
to prevail than the profound senti
ments of the scattered citizens of the
"There are a great many people who
believe that in our constitution there
ought to be provision made for what is
popularly known as the initiative and
referendum, by means of which the
people themselves might directly sug
gest and initiate and directly pass npon
legislation. I believe our constitution
would be Improved by providing in It
for this exercise of power by the peo
"The whole problem of modern gov
ernment, where the people seek to gov
ern themselves, is involved in the one
proposition of enabling the great mas
ses of people, the - 999, scattered and
dispersed in their various vocations
over the country, to make their power
felt, register their will and have done
that which they desire to have done,
In their own Interest, for the welfare
of the whole community, and for the
perpetuity of the government. It is
vastly important for the people that
they be provided with the means of
opposing effectively, and surely and
swiftly overcoming those who have
usurped authority, and those who by
the concentration of wealth and by
the powerful modern agencies for its
creation - and utilization in all sorts
of ways, good and bad, are constantly
growing more heedless of the right?
and Interests of the plain American
citizen. Now, if the constitution could
be amended so that the people will
have more power, so that there may be
quicker response to popular demands,
so that there may be a correct and
Dec. 20, 21. 22, 23, 24. 25, 29. 30, 31.
and Jan. 1 the Rock Island will sell
round trip tickets at rate of fare and
one-third to the following territory:
All points In Arkansas, Indian Territory,
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ne
braska. New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wis
consin, nearly all points in Illinois and
to certain points In Colorado, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee
and Wyoming. Return limit, Jan. 7,
inclusive. In order to avoid delay at
depot, it is suggested that those who
can should purchase tickets at city
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.
The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-cities, sleeping car
reservations made to any point de
Screamed with Pain Suffering
Nearly Broke Parent's Heart
Twelve Years of Misery Doctor
Called Case Incurable Helped
from First, and
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four different parts of his body. The
longer tne doctors treated him the worse
it grew. During the day it would get
rough and form like scales. At night it
would be cracked, inflamed, and badly
swollen, with terrible burning and itch
ing. When I think of his suffering, it
nearly breaks my heart. His screams
could be heard down stairs. Ihe suf
fering of my son made me full of misery.
I had no ambition to work, to eat, nor
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" One doctor -told me that my son's
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or same t res, - tut lo Curt Humor Childhood.''
Copyright, 1906, by Ruby Douglas.
There were feasting and merrymak
Ing after the marriage of George Wil
liams and Sarah Lee. George was a
brnkeman on a freight train, and Sa
rah was the daughter of his landlady,
Sarah, fell in love with the brake
man, and they wore married. He had
saved enough money to go to house
keeping on, and for a year they were
a happy couple. Then two things hap
pened. George was promoted to a run
on a passenger train, and the engineer
of n freight was Introduced to the wife
and was at once interested. Other
people soon began to see, but the hus
band was blind. Other people soon be
gan to hear, but the husband was deaf.
The mother had something to say for
the daughter's good, but was met with
protests and tears and finally with hot
words of anger. One day it became
known that the wife and the engineer
had disappeared together. Williams
came home to find his cottage deserted.
They expected to see him fly into a
fury and hear him utter awful threats,
but they were disappointed. It could
easily be seen that the Iron had en
tered his soul and that he was gnaw
Ing his heart, but he said very little.
and even the mother of the missing
wife was not taken into his confidence,
Oue day three months after the event
he quietly dropped out of sight, and to
this day there are plenty of men in the
railroad yards at K. who have heard
nothing further from him.
W hen the deserted husband set out
on his quest he might have turned to
any point of the compass. No one
knew which way the wife had gone. A
sort of intuition took him to Chicago
and kept him there. Under another
name he found employment of a dif
ferent sort, and In his spare hours lie
walked the streets. At the end of two
years he met his faithless wife. They
came face to face on the street, and
before they had looked into each liter's
eyes he knew that the man had aban
cloned her and that she had become a
social outcast. When she recognized
him she would have run away, but he
"Sadie, you need have no fear of me.
All I want is to ask you a few ques
tions." "George, are you going to kill me?"
"I haven't the slightest idea of it."
"But you won't forgive me and take
"Then what Is it?"
"Only the name of the place where I
can find the man."
"But I don't know. After a year he
cast me off."
"Then good day to you."
Williams did not go back to his work,
but traveled here and there for a week.
One day he located his enemy in a
town a hundred miles away. It was
In the far west. The engineer had be
come a station agent and was married.
It wa3 9 o'clock in the morning, and he
sat at his desk when a stranger walked
In and sat down opposite.
"Well?" queried the agent.
"Do you want a chance for your life,
or shall I shoot you like a dog?"
It was the man he had wronged. lie
looked into a face in which there was
no mercy. There was not one soft line
in it. The face didn't look murder, but
it looked determination to kill. The
agent read it and knew that the crisis
was at band.
"If yon shoot you'll be lynched," he
"Have you got a gun?"
"Then get it. I will not open fire un
til 3Tou are ready. One of us will be In
hell within the next five minutes."
The agent was no coward. His re
volver was In the drawer beside him,
and as he moved his hand in that direc
tion he hoped to get the first shot.
' He would have had it but for his
haste. He snatched the weapon and
cocked it at the same time, but the cuff
of his sleeve caught, and the weapon
was discharged. The next instant he
fell backward with a bullet in his
brain, and three or four of the yard
men came running. The killer was of
the railroad. The girl he had married
was of the railroad. All the guests at
his wedding - were rairroad men. It
was the railroad men and women who
knew of his shame. The thought drove
him mad. He turned his gun on the
men who came running and killed two
and wounded a third. Then he walk
ed to the door and saw a switchman
across the tracks. A bullet stretched
the man dead. A freight train stood
on the siding. The engineer was smok
ing in the cab, and the fireman was
down on the ground wiping the ma
chinery. Each received a bullet and
The railroad had brought about the
marriage, and the railroad had. brought
about the disgrace. The railroad
should pay the. bill. Williamson saw
that one of the freight cars was loaded
with hay. He touched a match to the
combustible, and a great flame shot up.
Thence he walked back to the depot
and fired It. Men came running, but
he waved them off. Two chots were
fired at him, and In return he killed an
other man. Then the flames drove him
away from fce building, and the excit
ed crowd charged In a body and bore
him down. He was bustled to a tree,
a rope produced, and then a dozen
hands pulled him up amid the -shouts
and execrations of the crowd. Yes,
he was hanged by the neck until dead,
but' what of It? He had killed seven
men, caused a financial loss of $50,
000 and had been done with life
months before. It was only the sem
blance of a man they had lynched.
- M. QUAD.
Accident . at Wyanet on Burlington
Main .Line Ends Fortunately.
No. 2, a fast eastbound passenger on
the main line of the Burlington, had a
narrow escape from a bad wreck yes
terday morning near Wyanet. A bro
ken rail derailed the last three sleep
ers which ran over a mile on the ties.
One car was overturned and the in
mates were badly jarred up, but no
one seriously injured. The train is a
fast one and makes no stops between
Ktwanee and Princeton, and when it
struck the broken rail the speed was
probably near 50 miles per hour. The
engine and front part of the train went
over in safety, but the third from the
last car jumped the rail and ran along
the ties, the last two cars following it.
She Got n Job.
There is a true story of one young
woman who had devoted almost a
year to pulling wires aud using all
possible influence to gain an interview
with a certain theatrical manager. At
last her hopes were realized; she got
her appointment, and she was finally
ushered into the manager's private of
fice. He received her most cordially
and offered her a chair. "Thank you,"
she said gratefully; "I think I will sit
down. I've been just ten months get
ting here, and I'm a little tired." And
the manager, who is really a great
man and hence has a sense of humor.
promptly engaged her. Charles Bel
mont Davis in Outing Magazine.
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