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THE 'ARGUS, MONDAY, JUXE 10, 1007.
THE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at lC2t
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofllce as second-clas
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TKIIMS Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of nrRumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Hock Island county.
TRADES rff? C0UNCIL
Monday, June 10, 1097.
HOIK IM.M In
til well, when the democrats control
The papers north and south are
teeming with comment favorable to
Senator Daniel as an available candi
date for president. Personal opinion
lias also hcon very generally quoted
on the same subject of which the state
ment of Forrest V. Brown, a promin
ent lawyer ot cnariesion, w. a., is a
fair sample: "The senator can have
ihe delegation from West Virginia any
time lie wants it. for West Virginia is
in the south again, as far as its realiza
tion that Senator Daniel would make
an admirable candidate is concerned.
If nominated, he would run very strong
in the state, for he is regarded as a
clean and able man and a representa
tive of hoth the old and new south. He
would run strong in my part of the
state. We should like to see Senator
Daniel nominated for the presidency
and I lie tariff revised."
united are the exception, and it is al
most impossible to name one where
charges of grafting and rottenness are
not openly made by some faction
gainst another faction.
These republican feuds are disgust
ing the honest voters of that party, and
is evident that it will be more and
more dinicttlt to get all the elements
necessary to success combined on who
ever is nominated. The bitterness en
gendered will also affect t he nomina
tion and election of the local tickets,
and there is where the democrats will
ave a great opportunity in some of
the doubtful states and congressional
Hut to take advantage of these dift'er-
rces amongst republicans the dem
erats must unite, and while cleaving to
the essential principles of democracy,
can afford to compromise or lay by
their disagreements on policies until
they have defeated the common enemy.
ii oll.v of cnriiONt
inirpOMO nuil holi
est at ue.
It in located In
lie valley of til-
' M IhhImmIIiI, inlil-
liny liettveen St.
I .oil In nml St. I'll ii I.
t'liiciiKo anil Omii
lin anil K a n n a m
It Ih hy nature, KeoKi-iiuliicnlly, com
mercially, ami IniliiNiriiilly, the RiUrnnf
of the went, norllivK-xt mill MOiillinext.
It Ik favored ty nil mil Ion on Hie 1I
InmIppI nl Hie mouth of Hie Ilenneplii
ennui, eouneetliiK river anil lake.
It linn Hie inaiii line of the ltoek In
land railroad, three briiucueM HprinicInK
from the Mtem lit I Mm point to Ihe norlh
iel nml far koiiI Invest, while the main
line kiicn on to the I'liclAe.
It Iiiin Hit- MIMviiukee'M KnnMi City
line, anil the llurlliiKlouM St. l.ouln and
St. 1'uii I line, with direct coiiiiiuiulcn t Ion
wllh Milnnukee anil ltacliie, anil vllh
I'eorln nml SpriiiKllelil.
It Iiiim three liilerurliiinx under wny.
It Iihk mile of pine. I ktreetn.
It linn lienuliriil parks. Including; the
historic Itlnck llnnk'N Wntch Toner. -
It has handsome diuretics, of nil de.
It him a Y. M. t . A. hnildlnc.
It litis modern school linlldinK".
It him a eolleice ami a Heminnry.
It has llourlsliliiK factories, nml free
lien for more.
II hnn three llrst class hold and nu
merous Hiuiiller ones.
It hnn three Ihentern.
II hnn ll Turner hnll.
It hnn n model system of rnplil IrnnsK.
It hnn nix Miilisliinl inl hiinkM.
It hnn up-f o-hite business Ii locks, and
three more In course of erection.
It hnn Immense department stores and
hundreds of other lirnnehen of mercan
It In Ihe location of the Rock Inland
arneunl, Ihe treat est In Ihe world.
It linn the hend otllces of the Modern
Woodmen of America, the largest frn
trrnnl society In the world, housed In ii
qiinrler of a million dollnr fireproof
II has the head olllce of Ihe Fraternal
II htm locnl lodcen of all the great
It hnn n quarter of a million dollnr
II hnn n city hall, owned hy Ihe city.
It linn n puhlle lilirnry hulldlnK.
It hnn a postotllce hulldlnK, In which
are the otllces of the jtovernment engin
eer corps In cliiirne of upper Mississippi
I m p rove m en t n.
It hnn S'.IHMI population.
It hnn nu Industrial commission thnl
In lioontlnK Hie town alnuK legitimate
and nulintnntliil linen.
And everjliioly In helping;.
Welcome Hie I'al i i:ircliK lili(ant.
Kock Island wiih glad face and open
hand aud heatt, extends greeting and
welcome to the Patriarch -Militant of
the noble order of Odd Fellows of Illi
nois. Always a convention city, al
ways proud to receive gatherings of
distinguished bodies of men. Kock Isl
and never welcomed an assemblage
more heartily and eiiinusiasueany man
it docs the great order that is to meet
here this week.
This is spoken in compliment to the
order itself and as voicing the spirit
prevailing in Kock Island at the pres
ent time, wlucii mi arts a greater city. a
greater spirit of hospitality to all who
may come within the city's gates.
Welcome, manv times welcome, to
the citv's guests of this week.
William .1. IScyan.
Is there any legislature in the I'nited
States that William .1. Bryan has faile
to address? He talked at Albany re
cinily. Ir is an astonishing spoetach
Is there any oilier man in the country
outside of the White house, for whom
legislature alter legislature would pu
by its business in order to be talked to?
The wonder grows whe!h r legislatures
succumb of their own motion, or an
solicited by advance agents alter a
caretully tormnlated plan ot campaign.
Uare'v is there such spontaneity as
this tiling appears to cany on its fact
or wiie-pulliug with the strings so
adroitly kept front view. Springliol
No. there is no advance agent s care
fully formulated plan of campaign," or
"wire-pulling," but Mr. Bryan's sireng
ol character, lus lrank and convincing
appeals in behalf of the common pe
pie and unyielding courage that at
tract. There is not a legislature in tip.
I'nited States nor any body of peopp
in Ihe world that would not only con
sider it a pleasure, but an honor, to b
iddressed by the eloipient and logicn
W. .1. Bryan, who always champions
the interest of the masses of the peo
pie and good government. His inn
mocracv adds to the esteem in which
is universally held.
Be for (Ireator Bock Island.
He for tireiitcr Hock Island.
Be for Greater Rock Island.
De for Greater Rock Island.
Be for Greater Rock Island.
Be for Greater Rock Is
Stand by Bock Island.
Boost for Bock Island.
Wear a Booster Button.
Boost, don't knock; lift, don't lean.
The Booster Button is a badge of
local patriotism. Buy one.
The (lould divorce case has reache-.
the roof gardens. The latest popular
song Is "All That C, litters Is Not Gould.
We" desire to call Hock Island's dis
tinpnished visitors' attention, who are
lo be here this week, to the fact that
there is to be a "Greater Hock Island'
In a very short time where this beaut
ful city now stands.
Those who expect the republicans
really intend to reform the tariff should
take heed of the declaration of Speaker
Cannon that the coming congress was
elected on the platform of "let well
enough alone." As Uncle Joe will
ptobably be reelected speaker and thn
again boss the peoples' representatives,
the stand-patters' will have the insid
track and reform will be postponed un-
Party I'u nils.
Our republican Iriends are very prone
lo point out the differences of opinion
inioiigst democrats as to men and men
ures with a view of preventing a unili
ation of the democratic .larty. Tin
annot then f ire complain if their own
a"iionai ngats are exploited, especially
is tliev are asserting themselves most
icgiessi velv and obtrusively. Thcst
publican lends are most prevalent v
New York, Hclnware, Massachusetts-
Pennsylvania, Ohio. Kansas, Minm
ola, .North and Souili Dakota iova
In Xew York there are the Hugh
i ml anti-lliigbes tactions. In Delawar.
Addicks is still a bone of contention
in Massachusetts, the tarill revision
ists and stand-patters are expressiip:
themselves in anything but a kindl
mood about each oilier; in Pennsvlv:
nia, the Penrose ring is battering tb
reformers and graft is so prevalent
that the honest republican voters an
In coming more and more disgusted;
Ohio, the Taft and Foraker faction
are trying to destroy each other;
Kansas, there is a complication of cor
ruption and personal politics; in M
lif sola, it is the people against, the mr
chine tinctured with too much railro;
boodle; in North Dakota, the Northern
Pacific railroad ring has been knockei
out and is ready to turn the state ovc
to the democrats rather than see the
reformers successful: in South Dakot
the Gamble and Kittredge factions arc
preparing for another death struggle
in Iowa, the Cummins and anti-Cum
mins rings are opposing each other on
whether the tariff shall continue
shelter the trusts and who shall suc
ceed Allison as senator: in California.
Ihe Harrinian railroad ring has the
party by the throat and there is an era
of corruption and grafting, with several
prominent republicans in danger of in
dictment and conviction. In fact, the
states where the republican party is
HOME FOR ARMY MULES.
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Move to Place Veterans In Service on
Uncle Sam's Pension Roll.
A movement to pension the army
Mule and furnish him a home whet
his days of usefulness are over has
been started, and if it leceives the co
operation of humane societies a bill
will be passed by the next congress
rohibitii.g the sale of the obstinate
critters" owned by the government
says a Washington special to the t'ln
igo Heeord-Horard. 1'nder preseir.
aws the armv mule, along with all
other government . property, must be
condemned when useless and be sold
to the highest bidder. Patriotic soci
eties which have been organi.ed to
ook after the welfare of veterans have
been asked to join in the movement
to provide at government expense
quarters and feed for horses and mules
which have served faithfully with ru
le Sam's army so as to save them
from inhumane treatment.
V. H. Lowdor of Miles camp, Span
ish War Veterans, who is taking a lead-
ig part in the agitation in behalf of
the friendless mule, at a meeting of
his camp iu Washington the other night
"It is a pitiable a'jiht to see our old
rmy horses and mules, .Iter having
seen service m foreign countries, sold
ti unscrupulous horse dealers. Kverv
one of these noble animals is branded
with the United States army service
mark, and it is a disgrace that they
should be hitched up to scavenger wag
ons, ash and brick carts.
'I have seen horses sold that have
seen years ot honorable service, and
every soldier must feel the injustice of
the treatment they are receiving, espe
cially in a country like ours, where
there are thousands of acres of land
lying idle in Virginia, Texas and west
ern torts. Why couldn t these annuals
be allowed to spend the rest of their
days at these places on the pension
roll of Fncie Sam Instead of being soid
for the paltry sum of J?!."?"
Otiieials of the war department who
have command of the army rules raise
no objection to the suggestion and say
lhat if permitted by law it could be
isily arranged to find a comfortable
home for the wornout armv mules.
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Movement From Northern Europe In
tended to Bring Nations Closer.
Word has been brought from Den
mark of n movement, to become world
wide, which is taking form through the
organization of an association called
the Vikings, says the Xew York Times.
The first national council already form
ed In Copenhagen Is composed of some
of the most represent it five and best in
formed men iii the Hanish capital. It.-?
chief present object is fair and free
discussion of great questions intimate
ly affect ins the northern nations of
Kurope, such, for instance, as the pro
posed closing of the I'.altle by tler
jiiiiny and the publication to the world
of the results of such discussions.
Ultimately it is planned that associ
ations of Vikings will be established
in every country, national councils be
ing planted on the greatest centers
Xew York iu the United States. Lon
don in England, Buenos Ayres iu Ar
gentina, etc. and subordinate council-;
in smaller centers. When this has
been accomplished, the discussion of
the Vikings will take wider scope.
As wrought out down to the present
the plan of the Vikings as a world or
ganization Includes a central council
of n dozen or a score to be established
in London and to be re-enforced by
representatives from each nation. Each
national council is to be chartered by
this ceutrul council, which is also to
charter such subordinate councils as
may be recommended by the national
councils. The first steps in the forma
tion of the central council have already
been taken, as they have also for the
establishment of national councils in
France. Cermauy, Austria, India, Italy
A co-ordinate organization, the Vik
ings' Daughters, is included in the
plan. The movement has already been
brought to the attention of a number
of distinguished men and women in
Xew York city, and it may soon take
definite form in a national council of
the United States.
an tat ion
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HOW I WON CONSENT.
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Stsrt of Homespun Fad.
Mrs. Ceorge W. Vanderbllt has
started at Ashevllle. X. C, a home
spun fad by appearing ih a homespun
gown, a bright yellow, which she de
lights In telling cost her just $25 and
was made by a mountain woman near
Elltmore, says a special dispatch to
the Xew York Times. It has been
through Mrs. Vanderbilfs patronage
that there has been a revival of the
almost lost art of hand spinning and
weaving among the mountain women.
When you feel the need of a pill tak3
a DeWitt Little Early Riser. Sold by
Alice would not marry me without
her father's consent, and that consent
he w- iild not give. He had the blomi
of :i Hritish ducal family in bis veins
while I was an American commoner.
In vain I argued with hitn that my
bank account (in America at least was
to be preferred to Mr.e Mm-d and pov
erty: in vain I pleaded with Alice to
pay no attention to the old dotard and
marry me despite his commands to the
contrary. Xo. Such disobedience
would break her father's heart. There
were but the two of them, and a rup
ture was out of the question. It seem
ed to me that one might as well talk of
breaking the heart of a bullock as this
Since Alice would neither give me nr.
nor marry me I led a very uncomfort
able life. Indeed, the time came when
I was almost ready to carry her off In
spile of herself and her father. Hut I
formed a better p'.an one ideally haz
ardous, but more likely of success. It
had one disadvantage over the abduc
tion plan. Iu that plan I would carry
with me the world's sympathy; in the
plait I adopted if detected I would
certainly lose my love nnd be eternally
Mr. Cordery. Alice's father, was an
Inveterate gambler. The only thing in
America that he approved of was the
national game of jHiker. American so
ciety was to him a boiling pot. Ameri
can art, literature, professional and
business methods, were execrable. Hut
poker was a line game. I would no
join the occasional poker parties he
had in his house, first, because I dis
like the excitement of gambling; sec
ond, when the old gentleman was busy
at the game I was free with Alice.
However, my plan involved my play
ing poker, and one evening I surprised
him by taking a hand.
I lost small sums at several sittings
and lost intentionally. I would never
bet high with any opponent except Mr.
Coiilery and in this way avoided win
ning or losing any considerable sum
from any one but him. In his ease,
however, I kept losing and winning,
always winning more than I had lost,
till my opponent owed more than he
could pay without mortgaging the lit
tle property he possessed. This I final
ly forced him to do. and when he had
done it I won the loan he had made.
All this was done within a few
weeks. Once, and once only, I was
frightened from the terrible risk I
was running. One of the players while
toying with a card fell to rubbing h?s
thumb on its back. Feeding a little
gpeck, he tried, to rub U off. Willi a
Ttiroooiiig neart i gathered up the
cards. taVing the card be was thumb
ing from him and tossing them to the
dealer. That card had been marked,
and I had marked it.
I to fore entering upon these games I
had gone to a professional gambler and
paid him to teach me how to win. lie
initiated me into a system of marking
the cards on the back with little specks.
The four suits by this system are des
ignated by the po-ition of the speck'?
on the back of the cards. Thus one
speck in a certain position would mean
the ace of hearts, two specks the
queen, and so on. P.ut in poker it was
not necessary that the specks should
be in any given position. The specks
i were made by a puncture of a tun
point in the card tttnl filling the punc
ture with wax. My instructor told me
that to be able to feel them I must file
the skin of my thumb down to the
quick and wear a kid can on the
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A. tioodiiiaunon, A(t, 1422 Fifth Are,
inr.nro. - mis 1 did.' and the slightest
touch would give me the denomination
of the card. As to the pack used. 1
found packs similar to those Mr. Cor
dery kept on hand and surreptitiously
substituted my marked cards for his.
Well. I won ail Mr. Cordery's belongings-
they were not large and made
him a pauper. I am aware that in
cases of this kind, especially In plays,
the next step would be for the loser to
put up his daughter for a stake, r.ut
since this was a real case no such
thing occurred. Mr. Cordery lxirrowed
a small sum from one of the party,
which I promptly won. Tlin he bor
rowed of me. and I won what I hail
lent him. He lxirrowed more, and I
won lhat. Finally he gave tit) the
; --t niggle and shut himself up for t'.iree
days. I was frightened out of my wit;?
for fear he would do something desper
ate. He was thinking about his daugh
ter's future. She would marry no one
but me, and if she didn't marry she
must go to work. Of two evils the
least must be chosen. The old man
gave In and told her she'd belter accept
As soon as I had received his con
sent, learning from Alice of sundry
debts that had long been owing her
father. 1 sent him $100. purporting to
come from one of his debtors from the
other side of the world. As I expected,
he resumed his Mkcr parties. The ra
pidity with which he won my money
was nstouishing. In three sittings he
had won all I had taken from him be
fore he commenced to borrow of me
ami in two more sittings had regained
the loans. I announced that I would
play no more as a married man and
the evening before my weddiag lost to
him ?1.(hk, a salve for my conscience
at the strain I had put upon him.
I have never dared tell my wife of
the maimer by which I cut the Cordian
knot and won her father's consent
yes, literally won it. and that with
marked cards. And I never nee any
one of the men who made up the poker
parties without a shudder, thinking,
though I had lost something to all of
them, what a terrible fate would have
liefallen tne had I lieen detected !n the
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