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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JUXE 24. 1908. .
STEAM ROLLER METHODS
(Special Washington Correspondence of
Out'of the Republican national con
ventlon have come many heartburnings
and many political antagonisms. The
heavy hand and the iron heel with
which the Taft forces in tlie national
committee crushed down all opposition
In the convention aroused antagonisms
that will amount o something serious
in the campaigu yet to come. In Chi
cago two great mass meetings of ne
groes, attended by all the colored dele
gates who were thrown out of the con
vention, have already lenn held, and
resolutions denunciatory not merely of
Secretary Taf,t, but of President Roose
velt as well, were adopted. The so
called allies. Foraker, Fairbanks, Dick,
iKnox, Crane and Cannon, the most
eminent names in the Republican party
today save that of Roosevelt himself,
entered the convention with a feeling
of despair and left it in nowise com
forted. To what extent this feeling of
hostility may be mitigated or amelio
rated during the campaign it is difficult
now to estimate. The Republican party
has a singular knack of getting togeth
er toward the eud of the- campaign.
But one of the senators mentioned
above never mind which one in con
versation with me admitted that he
cared as little for Roosevelt as he did
for Taft, but that he had fought for
Roosevelt because he believed that the
president could win and had fought
against Taft because he believed there
was not a single chance for the secre
tary's victory. Said he: "We do not
care for Roosevelt HrsonalIy. As a
matter of fact, we dislike him. Rut the
Republicans in the senate, the old
guard, would rather have Roosevelt in
the White House than a Democrat,
whoever the Democrat might be. At
least with Rousevcft there might be
some shreds of "patronage left to us,
while with Rryan we would expect
nothing whatsoever." This utterance is
typical of the attitude of most of the
nllies at Chicago. They did not tvelieve
that Taft could by any possibility be
Senator Crane's Little Joke.
Just in the middle of the very vig
orous operations of the Taft forces in
' the national committee for the oblitera
tion of all the antl-Taft delegates who
had come as contestants Senator Mur
rny Crane delivered himself of a wit
ticism which, though not yet printed,
has caused laughter in all political clr
. les in Chicago. Crane was one of
the leaders of the antl-Taft movement.
Meeting at a Chicago club the head .,
the great Swift Packing compa
wuat" the effect would be upon the
masses of the people of a great torch
light procession bearing banners in
scribed, 'Johnson, the Poorhouse Can
To me it Is almost incredible that
even at this day Mr. Hill should have
been guilty of such bad taste and
worse politics. To begin with. Governor
Johnson was not brought up in a poor
house, but was rather a self supporting
member of an unfortunate family, and,
furthermore, the time has gone by
when the American people could be
swaved in their determination of a
presidential Issue by - such pica
yune political devises, as the one sug
Great Men and Their Disappearance,
Talking with an old Democratic
politician who in the last three or four
years has been out of touch with the
current sentiment of tne party, lwaa
forced today to Msteu to a jeremiad
concerning the disappearance of great
men from the Democratic party.
"Where today," he cried, "are our
Gormans. Bayards', Whitneys, Tildens,
Thuriuans and men of that type who
twenty years ago led the Democratic
patty and made it a controlling factor
in the affairs of the nation?" Idle, in
deed, was it to respond that perhaps in
some of these instances never mind
which the Democratic party had done
more for the individual than the indi
vidual had ever done for the party.
Xor did it seem worth while to point
out that against the bygone galaxy of
power, many of whom were in politics
for what political activity would bring
them, we might fairly set up today the
names of Bryan, Folk, Tom L. Johnson,
D. R. Francis. Charles A. Culberson,
John Sharp Williams, J. W. Bailey, B.
R. Tillman. John A. Daniel and the
two senators from Oklahoma. Gore and
Oweu. The tendency to exaggerate the
virtues of the statesman of the past
and you know Tom Reed said that a
statesman was a politician who was
dead and to underrate the merits of
those still living and fighting seems In
eradicable, but if the wall of my Dem
cratic friend should be well founded
the Republican party has been and
will shortly be in even a worse state.
With the exception of Theodore Roose
velt himscit, the biggest men in the Re
public.tu party, the most veteran leg
islators, the men most thoroughly
versed in affairs both business and po
litical, are exactly those who during
this Republican convention have been
lirnst aside bv a new and almost un-
cnov. n t'.in-e of politicians. To substi
tute for Foraker as a leader in Ohio
Vorys is to put n very unknown qnan-
. the' state department of the United
Really, if'botli parties could make the
; delegates to their conventions cling to
the' Idea that no man should be nomi
nated for vice president whom they
would not be glad to see president the
long time farce of "the tail of the
ticket" would be ended and good gov
ernment greatly profit thereby.
In Old Kentucky.
During the convention in Chicago
came the news that Governor Willson
of Kentucky had pardoned the two
men. Powers and Howard, , who had
twice been convicted of complicity In
the murder of the late Governor Goe
bel and have been In prison pending
appeals for almost eight years. There
was much speculation among Repub
licans as to the ffect of this action
npon the political complexion of Ken
tucky in the next election. The Ken
tucky delegation was inclined to be ju
bilant To them the murder of Goebel
was a crime to be condoned and the
evidence againv.t the accused was mere
ly political falsehood to be set aside by
a jury, a court or the great court of
public opinion. But Republican dele
gates were iaclined to look askance
upon the governor's action. It was
pointed out that somebody killed Goe
bel; that the nhot which struck him in
the back and laid him low was fired
from the office of Powers, who was
then secretary of state; that when ar
rested Powera had in his pocket a par
don signed by Governor Taylor, the Re
publican incumbent of the office at the
time, and dated before the commission
of the crime; that Taylor fled into In
diana and has ever since leen protect
ed from extradition by successive Re
publican governors of that state. It
was the feeling of many of the north
ern Republieuus at the convention thtlt
Governor Willson's action would be dis
astrous to the party. Implying, as it did.
that political assassination was regard
ed by the Republicans of the state of
Keutucky as a legitimate expedient un
der desperate conditions. It Is alto
gether probable that the revulsion of
sentiment in Kentucky against this use
of power won by a Republican govern
or upon an entirely different and dl
tlnct issue may rise up to curse the Re
publican party when the time for vot
ing comes in November.
WILLIS Jt ABBOT.
HAVING FINE TRIP
Rock Island Naval Reserves
Are Cruising Along the
Wisconsin Shores. i
AT HARBOR SPRINGS TODAY
Men art all in Good Health, and are
Making Excellent Showing in
. Handling Ship. x
Crane said: "Swift, I wish you vyvuld ' tity in the p!:tce of a great national fig-
take me out to the stoc kyards. 7want
to go through your plant." "What
for?" asked Swift. "If isn't a very
pleasant sight, and you are no ordinary
siRhtseer." "Oh,"' said Crane in his
mild and somewhat Insinuating way,
"I would jut like to find out whether
you fellows out there can equal in
scientific butchery what has been done
to us who.cniue to Chicago expecting
to get a fair hearing before a national
committee even though we did oppose
the White nouse and its pet." Per
haps the story isn t literally true
Senator Crane did not tell it to me. tliP ,,oss Iea0cr WDr occupies me
But I happen to know that he did go
to the stockyards with Mr. Swift and
returned wearing a very thoughtful
David B. Hill's Swan Song.
Men once great often pass into the
period of pettiness. Twenty years ago
David B. Hill might fairly be regarded
as a big man, an able mau, though not
altogether a great man. He never rose
to the point of true greatness. But if
he was rightly quoted by the New
York reporters on the eve of his sail
ing for Europe he must have descend
ed even from the heights which he
reached to the lowlands from which
he rose. Mr. Hill deplored the dc
cadeuce of the Democratic party,
whioh, by the way, was never more
united and militant than it is today.
He grieved over the disappearance of
the "giants." apparently classing him
self as one of them. He attacked Mr.
Bryan bitterly, which, of course, was
to have been expected. But he wound
up with the most remarkable encomi
um upon Governor Johnson that could
possibly have been imagined by any
mind. Space will not permit its quo
tation in full. In effect. Mr. Hill do
clared that li was a great thing that
Governor Johnson had been brought
up in a poor.houe and said. "Think
ure. To set aside Murray Crane of
Massachusetts is to remove from na
tional pror.ii nonce n man' who, what
ever we may think of his - political
views, has unquestioned ability, sa
gacity and political acumen. And so it
goes through the list. Fairbanks and
La Follette, Cannon. Allison. Knox and
even Hughes have bec-n crushed by the
remorseless steam roller. Perhaps In
a lew weeks the Kepuiiiiecn party
may wake up to discover that it has
suddenly become destitute of all lead
ers known to the A morican people save
White House today.
QCeer Vice Presidential Suggestions..
Terhaps .. was for just this reason
namely, the ijimination from the inner
Republican councils of so many of the
biggest men in the party that just be
fore the convention so mauy utterly
unknown men were suggested for the
nomination for vice president. There
was. for example. John L. Hamilton,
who conies from Hoopeston, 111. Now,
who knows v. here Hoopeston is or who
Hamilton is? Even in Chicago when
his headquarters were opened and his
name was being discussed in hotel cor
ridors newspaper correspondents were
going around offering rewards for any
man who knew who lie was or whence
he came. Then there was Frank P.
Kellogg of Duluth. Everybody has
known of Duluth since Proctor Knott's
famous speech about the zenith city of
the tmsaltcd seas. But nobody knew
Kellogg. And. finally, there was John
Hays Hammond, a millionaire mining
(man and engineer. Mr. Hammond's ex
perience in politics in the United States
began about six weeks ago. He did
mix somewhat In politics in South Af
rica a few years ago when he became
involved In the Jameson raid and
would have been hanged by Oom Taul
exeejt..for the., timely interposition of
Complies with the
pure food laws
of every state
II ClI TU Calumet is made of the finest materials nos-
HUBL I II sible to select, and makes litht. cisily digested
Bread. Biscuits or Pastry; therefore, it is recom
mended by leading physicians and chemists.
FnniinilV In uslne Calumet yon are always' assured of
WWIIwnl I a good baking: therefore, there is no waste of
' material or time. Calumet is put up in air-tight
cans: It wilt keep longer than any other
Baking Powder on the market and has more
ORI IIIICT Is so carefully and sclen
UALUlilCI tlfically prepared that
the neutralization of
the ingredients is absolutely perfect.
Therefore, Cal umet leaves no Rochelle
Salts or Alum in the food. It is
given for any substance In
jurious to neaitn icmna in
aw ' jrrvA- .rh.YV
Chicago, June 24. r olluwiug arc
market quotations today:
July, 85, SKld, 81. 8.
September, 85, SG'j,
December, 80, - 87, 86, 87..
,July. 68. 611, 68, GSi.
September, fiDVfc. 69, tilt, 6'J.
December, 58. 5S, 58V, 58.
July, 41, 45. 41. ' 43.
September. 38, 394, 3S, r.D
December, 39, 40',, 39, lO'i
Pork. July, 11.62,. 11.62. 14.57, 14.60.
September, 14.87, 11.87, 14.80,' 1185
July. S.!)5, S.1I5, 8.115, 8.95.
September, 9.12. 9.15, 9.12, 9.12.
July, 8.15, 8.15. 8.12, 8.12.
September, 8.42, 8.12, 8.37, 3.37.
iieceipts touay: w neat, 7; corn
196. oats; 116; hogs, 23,000 ;caUlo
13,000; sheep, 15.000. v
Estimated receipts Thursday
Wheat, 11; corn, 179; oats, 87; hogs
Hog market opened btrong 5c igh
er. Hogs left over. 5,000. Light, $3.70
(5 6.20; . mixed and butchers, S3.70(?4i
6.30; good heavy, S5.706.30; rough
heavy, $5.70 5.95.
Cattle market opened 10c higher,
Sheep market opened strong.
Omaha: Hogs, 10,000; cattle, 3,000
Kansas City: Hogs, 14,000; cattle,
Hog market closed weak. Light
$o.i0Ct'6.20; mixed and butchers, $5.70
fp6.30; good heavy, $5.706.32; rough
Cattle market closed strong. Beeves.
$6.808.25; stockers and feeders,
$2.605.50; cows and heifers, $2.10
Sheep market closed steady.
Minneapolis: Today, 134; last week,
142; last year, 179.
Duluth: Today, 43; last week, 83;
last year, 72.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat ,
lower. Corn unchanged.
Llvcriwol closing Wheat lower.
Corn ', lower.
New York Stock.
New York, June 24. Following are
the quotations on the stock market to
day: U. P. 143',, U. S. Steel preferred
1014. U. S. Steel -common 36, Read
ing 110, Rock Island preferred 29V&,
Rock Island common 15, Southern
Pacific 85. N. Y. Central 101.
Missouri Pacific 46',, L. & N. 103,
Smelters 75, C. F. I. 26. Canadian
Pacific 159 Vi, Illinois Central 126,
Penna. 119, Erie 18, C. & O. 38,
B. R. T. 46, B. & 0. 85, Atchison
80Vi, Locomotive 4214, Sugar 122,
St. Paul 131, Copper 65-, Republic
Steel preferred 63, Republic Steel
common 16, Southern Railway 166.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. "
Rock Island, June 24. Following are
the wholesale prices la the local mar
Provisions and Produce.'
Eggs Fresh, 14c.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 9c;
On board the Dorothea, June 22
Argus special). We arrived at Chi
cago at 1 o clock Saturday ninrrina
and after having taken breakfast in
the city immediately went aboard the
ship and proceeded to get everything ,
on board in ship shape for our cruise. 1
We remained out in the ship until 3:50
Sunday afternoon to give the boys an!
opportunity to witness boat races and:
get laminar wttn ttieir different sta-i
ions on board and then weighed an-j
chor for Kenosha, Wis., which we ex
pect to reach sometime tonight.
From Kenosha we will cruise to
Camp Logan were we will have target
practice all Tuesday afternoon, and
from there we go to Harbor Springs
were we expect to remain Wednesday.
Our further sailing orders will be giv
en in my next.
The men are all feeling fine and are
receiving compliments for their good
conduct and seamanlike manner from
all the officers on board.
rtrknl I on IM-ck.
Master -at-arnis J. Sullivan holds his
old record for the biggest cater on
Seaman Hub. Cramer tried to show
the boys how good a sailor he was by
trying to walk the water at Chicago.
But for several of the boys casting him
a line he would have gone to Davey
Soxswain H. Fitzsimmons is the "big
noise" and has the finest crew on
board. They all seem to be afraid of
Bugler Savill went to sleep while
blowing "colors" and only discovered
that he was siill blowing when the
Hag had been lowered.
La ram. Newcomb. Martin and Cline.
the quartet on board furnished sonic
fine music during the time that the
smoking lamp wns lighted and Writer
Herkert sang his famous song "(Je-
Seaman Hartz poured water on the
smokestack to keep it from getting hot.
The following answered-sick call and
received .their salt. Ohlwoiler. W. Fitz
simmons. Burns, Neltner, Cramer. Ixiv
ell. Warnecke. Hale. Runk. Every
body is .wclLjjn board, however.
VOTTO C. HERKEItT, .
; ' Ship Writer.
We extend a welcome to visiting Turners
Sale of Ne Dress Skirts
At half or lessnow 2.95, 4.95 & 6.95
Over 200 in all
The range of
tyles is extensive all
desirable summer models
Orrine Destroys Desire for Drink
"How to Swear Off."
It was formerly customery for the
habitual drinker to take the pledge
regularly, sometimes once a year, and
sometimes in every fit of remorse that
followed his debauches, and thru
But now it is gradualy dawning on
the world that pledges do not stop
drunkenness. When a man takes a
pledge voluntarily,. Jic expects to keep
it. Every man expects to keep his
word, and every broken pledge costs
the drunkard many a heartache. But
he cannot help it. He lights as long
as he can, then succumbs to the crav
ing. The nervous system of the habit
ual drinker is diseased and he must I
have treatment that will cure this con-!
Orrine is sold under a positive guar- '
antee to cure the drink habit or the
money will be refunded. No other
treatment for the liquor habit is sold
with such a liberal guarantee. .
Orrine is prepared in two forms; No.
1 a powder, perfectly tasteles and col
orless, which can be given secretly
in any food or drink. Orrine No. 2,
is in pill form, for those jvho wish to
be cured of the habit, and it should be
taken by every one who swears off.
No matter which form of Orrine is
used the guarantee is the same. , The
price of Orrine is $1 per box, mailed
In plain sealed wrapper upon receipt
of price. Write for free booklet on
"How to Cure Drunkenness' (mailed in
plain, sealed envelope) by the Orrine
company, Washington, D. C. Orrine Is
sold by Harper House pharmacy.
F these, 150 have just born received from a prominent skirt maker who was
anxious to dispose of his excess stock and sold it to us at the average reduc
tion of half from regular wholesale prices. Now marked proportionately low,
they constitute one of the best Dress Skirt bargains we have known. Outside
of the $2.9") lot, most all are plain black, blue. and brown. The materials pana
mas, voiles and taffeta silks are of excellent grade. The skirts are' made in the
best possible manner. Because of superior designing I hey tit perfectly.
$5 Skirts stripes and checks $2 95
At $4.95 "we are offering skirts that were
made to sell at $6.50, $7.59 and $8.50. It is
a varied collection of styles in black, blue,
brown and red panamas. The splendid fit
and hang immediately classes CICT
them as high grade skirts, at P JtXJ
At $6.95 is included the bulk of the pur
chase. These are $10, $12.50 and $15 gar
ments. Excellent grade plain black, blue
and brown panamas; also black and blue
voiles and two styles in taffeta
silks. Choice of the lot for
ducks, per pound, 9c; geese, per pound
Butter Dairy, 18c.
Vegetables Potatoes. 45c to 50c
Sheep Yearlings or over. $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers. $3.00 to $6.00 :cows.
and heifers, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
$5.50. , C
. .... Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 70c; oats, 4Sc to 50c.
Forage Timothy hay, $11 to $13;
prairie. $7 to $10; clover. $10 to $11;
Coal Lumiv per bushel, 14c; Black,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
PREPARED INSTANTLY. Simply udd boil
ins water, cool and aerve. ' 10c. per puckage at
ill grocer. 7 flavors. Refuse ell substitute!.
Sale of excellent 50c corset covers, 39c
I a X examination of these will reveal them to be de-
serving of more than passing attention. The mater
ial is a good substantial qualitj- of nainsook. Two styles
one witli dee) yoke oi embroidery, edged with lace;
the other a deep yoke of lace, daintily trimmed with rib
bon. The sewing is neatly and carefully done. This is
just another instance of the supremacy of our Muslin
Underwear Section in offering money-saving values. You
will find these at Economy Center, main aisle, 39c
Have you seen them making Shredded
' Wheat Biscuit and Triscuit ?.
itT-. , ..i? a ; : x i i: i
--iiie i nn-fis oi iiiauuiauiuiu is unique, intensely inieresnng ana
I'duc.ational. Jt at once favorably- impresses the looker because of
the' absolute purity and cleanliness observed throughout. There is
now in operation here a complete factory on a small scale. You are
shown in detail the process of making from the cooked wheat to the
-finished product. After being cleaned the wheat is steam cooked, and
then spun into filmv, porous shreds, formed into Biscuit and baked.
Triscuit, the 'Shredded Wheat Wafer, is baked bv electricity.
We are serving free in our Basement, some of the simple, whole
some and appetizing dishes that can be made with Shredded Wheat.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
Victorine Van Hulle to Arthur De
Loop, lot 3, blACk 1. Blanrling's First
addition. Rock Island. $200.
Katherine Kurth to Edith Copper
stein, part lot 5, block 70, Lower ad
dition. Rock Island. $2,300.
Louis Mosenfelder to- George M.
Stoddard, lots '21. 22, block 1. Long
View Heights addition, Rock Island.
'W. C. Maucker to Rebecca Samp
son, lot 29, Huber & Peetz's addition,
Rock Island. $3,200.. .
William Schaarmann to Albet F.
Young, lot 28 and. part lot 29. block
14. First addition; Silvis. - $5,000.
C. H. Widener to J. A. Leemon and
C. ' N. Leemon, northeast quarter and
part southeast quarter section : 27,
northwest quarter and part southwest
quarter part northeast quarter aud
part southeast quarter section 26-20-2e.
$49,200.' ' ; "7
County clerk to Ludwig Tofte, tri
angular lot in cast part northwest sec
tion 28-1 8-2e. - - -
E. A., C. E.. N. L. and L. ,C. Dack
to Charles E. Dack, lot 8, Dack'.j
Fourth addition. South Rock Island.
Also lots 2, 7. Dack's subdivision in
Case subdivision, . section 2-17-2 w.
C D. Marshall to Jennie M. Mc
Connell. lot 34,. block 11, town o Sil
vis. ,$1., .
John H. McConnell to C D. Mar
shall," lot 34, black 1, Silvis. $L '
J. Ij. Oakleaf to Victorine VanHulle,
lot 3, block 1, Blanding's First addi
tion, Rock Island. $1.
Katherine Kurth to Edith Copper
stein, part lot 5.-block. 70, Lower ad-"
dition. Rock Island. $1. . -
C. E., E. A.. H. It. and J. L. Dack
to Lurena C. Dack, part lot 1. block
17, Old Town, Rock- Island; also-lot
7.' Dack subdivision in Case subdivi
sion lot 7, section 2-17-2w. $1,7"0. . .
, C. E., E. A.. H. R. and L. C. Dack
toLena L. Dack, lots 5, 7, Dack's
Fourth addition. Rock Island; also lot
2. block 2, Dack's, Second addition.
Rock Island. $1,050.
C. E., H. R..-.NV L. and L. C. Dack .
to Elmer A.' Dack,-lo 5. Dack's sub
division kits 7, 8, in Case subdivision
lot 7, section. 2-1 7-2w. $.v0. .
.E. A.. C. E., K. L. and U C. Dack,
to Harry 'R. Dack, lot .13, block. 2,
Dickson .& Young's ' addition, ' Milan ;
also, lot 16, Dack's Fourth addition,
Rock Island.' $1,450.