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THE. ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1902
Published Daily andJWeekly at 164 Second
-Avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at the
Poatofllce aa Second-class matter. -
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
hip In Rock Island connty.
Thursday, October 16.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHX L. PICKERING.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
AX SOX L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative Fourteenth Dis
THOMAS A. MARSHALL.
For Representative Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM R. MOORE.
For County Judge,
For Count y Clerk,
GEOR6E W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
The miners have already won the
main point in the strike. Their chief
contention was for fair arbitration.
The real question now is, not how
rapidlv the anthracite coal will b
mined, but how rapidly the price will
be reduced to normal figures.
'All of the trusts probably might
not be reached through the repeal of
the protective tariff, but the majority
of them would be. The repeal of th -
Dingley tariff law. on at least a num
ber of articles, would go a long way
toward solving the trust question." -Jton.
W. If. II. Miller, attorney gener
al under President Harrison.
William Lorimer's campaign for re
election to congress in Chicago is be
ing run by a campaign committee of
500 prominent citizens, including cler
gymen. professional and business
men. The executive committee is
made up of 10 active workers from
each ward and five from each eoun
try town in the district. Twenty-two
tent meetings will be held at various
points during the campaign. When i'
comes to systematic politics Lorimer
is a peach.
The satisfaction that Gen. Alsrer
seems to gain from the self-convinced
idea that his appointment and pros
pective election to the united States
sVnate is a vindication of his conduct
of the war office during the Spanish
American war, is another of tin
amusing incidents of the political
trend of the times from the republi
can standpoint. Gen. Alger will some
day realize that as far as connectior
with the Spanish-wXmerican war 1
concerned, you maj" break or shatter
that record if you-will, but the scent
of embalmed beef will cling round it
The waters of the Mississippi have
receded sufficiently to show the bene
ficial effect the I.urlington bridge em
hankment has upon that tract of land
lying between the mainland and the
dike built some j-ears ago by the gov
ernment at Alton. The high waters
carried all kinds of debris, mud and
sand over the dike into the pocke.
and when the waters fell all this stuff
was left in the pocket, because the
embankment built by the bridge peo
ple last year killed the current, and
the pocket held fast to everything
coming its way. It is said the pock
et was filled up 18 inches or more
this summer, and that it will be only
n matter of a few years until the hig.i
waters alone will fill up the place and
convert it into one of the most valua
ble building sites for manufacturing
purposes in the city of Alton.
An Erroneous Impression.
An erroneous impression has been
created to an extent in some section
of this congressional district to the
effect that the controversy that has
arisen between the Kock Island and
the Mercer-Henderson county fac
tions in the democratic ranks over
the question of minority representa
tive dates back to the McEniry-An-drews
contest of two years ago. This
view of the case springs from unin
The existing unfortunate state of
affairs is due absolutely and solelv
either to political prejudice or lack
of political judgment manifested by
the Rock Island county delegation
composed, it is reasonable to presume
of William IJ. Moore's friends to th
last democratic state convention at.
Springfield. It was on this occasion
that the Rock Island county delega
tion chose to make enemies rather
than friends of the leading represen
tatives of the party in the neighbor
ing counties in the newly formed
Thirty-third senatorial district. The
result is what might reasonably have
been expected. Friction was aroused
where there should have been har
mony. Mr. Moore was the choice of the
Rock Island county democratic con
vention. As such he has had the in
dorsement of The Argus, aid in ever;'
relation to the political affairs of the
district he should have met with no
obstacle in securing thevaHd nomin
ation for the office tu""wrrtch hp as
pires. . I
The Rock Island county democratic
convention gave him not only its in
dorsement, but reposed in him and
his friends the power to secure th
nomination from the properly const
tuted senatorial convention.
A tribunal in accordance with tit
statutory provisions is now sitting
in Rock Island to determine whether
the indorsement and power conferred
by the Rock Island county democrat
ic convention have been rightly ap
plied. Valid Objections to Mainer.
From every county in Illinois come
reports of a rebellion of the republi
can voters against Chris. Mainer, of
Chicago, the republican nominee for
lerk of the supreme court. The rea
sons can be found in the influential
republican press of the state prior to
the republican state convention.
Briefly, Mamer's nomination is ob
noxious to everybody.
1. Because he was placed on 4 he
ticket at the command of William
Lorimer and the Cook county repub
2. Because Capt. A. D. Cadwalla
der, of Lincoln, who lost an arm at
the battle of Peach Tree creek, and
who is in every way qualified for the
place, was beaten, a maimed veternr
of the war cast aside for a ward heel
er in Chicago.
Because the justices of the su
preme court of Illinois have entered
an earnest protest against Mainer as
clerk tf their court. They declare
him "unfit for the place," and that
his election "would be a monstrous
outrage upon the state, the bar and
the court." They want a clerk "who
can act as their trusted, confidential
agent." Mamer is the present clerk
for the northern grand division (all
the divisions have been consolidated,
and now one clerk is elected for th
entire state), and the honorable jus
tices assert that Mamer "is seldom in
the court room or in his office, com-
ing to Springfield simply to draw his
fees." and the "election of such a
man would seriously inconvenience
and embarrass" the supreme court.
4. Because the bench and bar of
Illinois feel that their profession has
been insulted bv the nomination of
5. Because. Mamer holds the world'.;
record as an official pap-sucker, hav
ing in 20 years, according to the Chi
cago Tribune, drawn 24 years of fat
salaries as an officeholder (part of
the time holding two offices at once).
John L. Pickering, the democratic
nominee against Mainer. is well
known in every county in Illinois. It
is not necessary to sing his praise
Ask the prominent men of this coun
ty as to his standing as a citizen and
his qualifications. He ought to have
an enormous majority.
A Victory for Pnblic Sentiment.
The sense of relief that comes to
all in the 'announcement that the end
of the protracted anthracite coal
strike is in sight is heightened
by the realization that the outcome
is due to the force of public senti
ment. It has been so long since the
true impulse of the people of this
country has been emphasized and un
derstood in the disposition of a ques
tion involving the common welfare
of the people, as well as a measure of
pronounced public policy, that what
has now happened seems like the re
vival of old times, when the voice of
the people was heard in the land.
It was the force of public senti
ment that caused the president of
the United States to act in this mat
ter. It was the force of public senti
ment that finally brought the mine
operators down off their high horses.
And it was the force of public senti
ment that resulted in a culmination
of the controversy favorable to th."
fair and just contention of the min
ers. The unwavering, unyielding con
viction of the people which would
not tolerate political bluffs, or bluffs
from the mine owners, that stood
like a rock in the face of defiance
from consolidated wealth and power,
and that finally forced the chief ex
ecutive of the nation to "go through
with the piece," notwithstanding that
it was a disagreeable task, has tri
umphed, as it should always do, and
as it will always do, if it insists upon
making its influence and determina
Public sentiment has won this fight.
and that public sentiment attained
its victory, not through the force of
armed intervention or oppression,
but through the medium which may
always be relied upon to reflect it
correctly the press. Justice has tri
umphed over might.
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JAY DEAN AND W. J. BRYAN:
THEIR START AT LINCOLN
Kewanee Press: Jay Dean, who back
in the eighties wove his soul into
dreamy periods on the Moline Dis
patch, is now soliciting subscribers
for the Denver Evening Times. Jay
was at one time a shining light in
the newspaper firmament. After
leaving Moline he drifted to Lincoln,
Xeb..andimmediateyltook the bull by
the horns, "Quo Vadis" style. Lin
coln was then a town of 16,000 inhabi
tants and a good many of those in
habitants were brindle cows that
pastured peaceably in the liberal
acres of vacant property which a
bounded the Xebraska capital. Jay
became weary of hearing cows bells
and got several of his fellow citizens
to join with him in a movement to
boom the town. Jay was running the
Evening Democrat at the time, and
as the group of boomers daily trans
ferred large slices of the aforesail
vacant property back and forth be
tween them at fabulous prices that
increased with each transaction. Jay
would whoop it up in the Democrat
with headlines that'fairly sizzled.
In less than five years after Jay got
his movement started Lincoln was a
city of 55,000 people.
It was about this time that Will
Bryan, a newly graduated lawyer
from the lower part of Illinois, went
out west looking for a place to hnnj;
out his shingle. He landed in Lin
coln and was instantly impressed with
the work Jay and his comrades were
doing, so he decided to try his luck
in Lincoln. Will llryan was very
poor, so poor indeed that he slept in
his law office, and "went out" very
little because he could ill afford a
sufficient wardrobe. He used to drop
around at the Democrat office nearly
every morning and "read the exeh'in
ges." for after locating at Lincoln
Will was not long in desiring to learn
all he could about the politics nit'i
people of all parts of the state. Jay
welcomed the young lawyer cordial
ly to his sanctum. Finally Jay's part
ner, who "did" the exchanges, had to
go away for a couple of weeks, anil
this left the exchange work on Jay.
The latter was wielding tiie scissor
with his wonted facility one mornin
when Will came in.
'Jay," said he. "why can't you let
nie take that exchange work off your
iiands while he's awav? You know I
read em anyhow."
"Well." said Jay. "I wouldn't want.
you, Billy, to do the work for noth
ing. How much will you take?"
"I'll be glad to do it for $5 a week.
Jay put his O. K. on the proposition
immediately and that was Will Bry
an's start in the newspaper business.
Jay's partner returned in due
time, but Will kept on wielding th-
scissors in the Democrat office a
couple of hours each morning and
drawing, unbeknown to anybody out
side of the office, the munificent sum
of a V each Saturday night. Bui
even that amount was. a welcome, mi
(i it ion to Will's exchequer at the time.
for he had virtually no legal practice
and like Micawber was waiting for
something to turn up which "some
thing" seemed to Will Bryan a lonij
Jay and Will belonged to the same
secret society, and the editor of the
Democrat liked the young lawyer n.t
only for fraternal reasons but for his
own clean and upright, personality.
Will never missed an opportunity to
appear as orator on local programs
and in fact created not a few oppor
tunities himself. In the lodge that
he and Jay belonged to, they had the
usual call at every meeting for "the
good of the order" and Will was ready
always to spring to his feet. The
lodge members enjoyed it hugely at
first, for Will really had a way of stir
ring things up. anil never failed to
say something entertaining. But af
ter a while it got kind of monotonous.
and the attendance "at regular meet
ings began to dwindle. The officers
of the lodge could hardly get a quo
rum and got their heads together to
find a remedy. They held a conclave
in the back room of a store owne '
by one of the brethren, and decided
that a disagreeable duty must be per
formed. So by drawing cuts a com
mittee was chosen to wait on Will at
his office and tell him candidly Hint
his oratorical entertainment, which
was very enjoyable while it came in
moderate homeopathic doses, had
grown so pentiful of late as to
threaten the lodge with a lingering
but certain extinction. Jay as re
luctantly as any of them, if not more
so, found himself a memlier of that
committee. They slowly climbed the
stairs of the young lawj-er's offic-
and timidly pushed their way inside.
Will sprang to his feet, greeted them
smilingly on the threshold and usher
ed them in. Then turning to them,
before the spokesman had time to
find his tongue, Will Bryan said:
"Gentlemen, you don't need to say a
word, I know why you are here. You
would like to have me stop talking s
much in the lodge. I don't blame you,
and I promise 3011 that you will have
no complain on that point hereafter.
I have been aware in my own mind
that I shouldn't talk so much, and I
have more than half expected to be
cautioned to speak less frequently.
Xow that I know why you are here 1
freely pledge myself in compliance
This happy turn greatly relieved
the minds of the committee. They aii
drew a deep breath of relief, for they
all liked the young lawyer and hated
to offend him, even to save the lodge.
But that was Will's tactful way, a
native trick of intuition which serve 1
him in good stead in later years.
After the committee had got seal
ed, some on chairs, others on the
edge of Will's bed, the young lawyer
went on to give a frank explanation
from his standpoint. "I will say can
didly," he began," "that for
some years I have have had a fixed
purpose in jny mind that some day
I shall become a great orator. That
ambition has dominated me every
day of my life since I entered college
at Jacksonville. While there I studied
largely with that aim "before ine and
missed 110 chance to accustom myself
to public speaking and debate. It
takes practice to become a ready
speaker and here in Lincoln 1 have
at the risk of making myself a bore
usurped every occasion within my
reach, the lodge included, to get prac
tice. That is the plain unvarnished
truth. I tell you this as friend to
friend to justify myself for apparent
ly abusing the privileges of the floor
of the lodge."
The committee went away with a
loftier opinion of Will Bryan, the
struggling young lawyer. They felt
convinced that he would be heard
from in the future history of the
country, but having been witnesses
to his slow, laborious development
they could scarcely be expected to
read his future with as optimistic
eye as it deserved.
William Jennings Bryan has soared
to a oftier height in reputation for
spontaneous oratory than any man
since the days of Henry. His jwr
pose in so far as public speaking is
concerned, has been realized. But
what has become of Dean, the man
who gave Bryan his first taste of jour
nalism? Jay, once a newspaper man of bril
liant force, is not himself. While on
the staff of the Chicago Tribune,
about six years ago. Jay was detailed
to size up the big street car riot at
Milwaukee, having become so detail
ed because of his wonderful resources
as a news-gatherer and ability as a
descriptive writer. But alas! that
night was his undoing. He was
struck in the back of the head with
one of the numerous missiles that
tilled the air and laid low, his ski. 11
fractured, and was taken away in
sensible to a hospital. There he lay
for several days hovering between
life and death. A large section Of the
skull was removed and the scnip sewn
over, and though Jay managed 1 t-
live, his mental faculties were im
parcd. He spent several years in a
recuperative institution, during which
his life was a blank. He slowly im
proved, anil about a year ago was
discharged from the hospital to face
the world, lie has lost his property
and his wife has deserted him in his
extremity and proven faithless. lie
was a nervous wreck and could stand
no excitement such as active news
paper work entails, and since his dis
charge he has hail to be content with
such modest work as can be picked
up in the circulation departments.
Though the newspaper men general
ly are sympathetic and never decline
to make a place for Jay when they
can, the great- newspaper in whose
service his life was ruined has never
shown any -ap'ps rent concern for hi
welfare. Such is the world irt those
days of scramble and rush; but we
are told that even the sparrow's fall is
marked, and that life's reward is not
all computed in dollars.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
"You profess to love me. According
to your Idea of love, I presume you do.
Any kind of love will do before mar
riage, but It must be a strong devo
tion that will stand the faults and
foibles of a life partner."
"You will never show a fault too
pernicious for me to bear with."
"You dou't know my faults."
"If you possess all there are in the
dictionary, I shall still love you al
ways." "There are faults that come from a
physical defect. One may have a pas
sion for gambling, for drink, for a
number of vices, any one of which Is
excited by an abnormal brain condi
tion. Suppose after marriage you
should find me suffering from some
thing like this."
"I should do all In my power to pro
tect you from the consiliences of
I tried to bring her to a decision, but
I could not, and I was obliged to leave
her without either a "Yes" or a "Xo."
I did not doubt that she suffered from
some such cause as she had men
tioned, though I know it was not
drink and I did not believe it to be
gambling. She had named these as
We were In the same summer hotel
on 11 beautiful lake. It was toward
the end of the season, and as most of
the guests had been there for live or
six weeks we were all acquainted.
One afternoon we were listening to
music in the parlor when the landlord
entered and announced that one of the
guests had lost a valuable jewel. The
servants had leen searched and noth
ing found. Would every guest con
sent to the same process? The ques
tion was put to a vote and carried
The doors were locked, and the
searching began. AVhile it was going
on my eyes fell on the girl I loved, and
I soon noticed that whenever the
searchers came near her she moved
away. After I had boon searched she
came and stood beside me. I felt her
hand against mine, and she placed
within it n small box. Then she moved
away . anil in a few minutes submitted
to be ' searched, evidently relieved of
a great dread. After she had been
searched she passed by where I was
standing, giving me a supplicating
look, either a request that I would not
betray her or blame her I could not
All was clear to me now. The fault
she would not name was kleptomania.
It would be impossible to describe
my emotions. When I felt hor passing
the box, it seemed as if I had been
bitten by a rattlesnake. Nevertheless
for her sake I took it and concealed it.
When she looked her appeal, I had
realized the situation she was not a
thief for gain; she stole because she
was hnielled to do so. But think f.a
mail 'accepting such a defect in 14s
wife, entering upon matrimony know
ing that at any moment she would be
liable to bring disgrace upon herself,
him, their children! I turned, looked
out through a window and shook con
vulsively. My soul was wedded to this
woman, and I suffered the saiue as if
she were already my wife.
Some one touched my shoulder, and
I turned. She was looking up at me,
her eyes full of gratitude and love.
The search was ended, the doors were
open, and the guests were leaving the
room. The jewel had not been found.
"Come," she said, "for a walk."
Mechanically I followed her to the
margin of the lake. She stepped into
one of the cedar rowboats there, and
I entered after her, she taking the
tiller, I the oars. I pulled away from
the shore, and she steered the boat
across the lake toward a point where
a bed of rushes grew higher than a
man's head. I felt sure that she would
take me to some concealed spot where
she could repossess the stolen jewel.
Was it a proclivity of kleptomaniacs
to wish to keep what they stole?
Presently I heard the boat's nose
penetrate the rushes, and in another
moment we were in their midst, com
pletely concealed. Then she said to
"You have repeatedly asked me to
be your wife, and I have repeatedly
declined to say 'Yes.' Now that you
know what I am, do you still wish to
She was lounging back in her seat,
toying with one of the tiller ropes.
She was simply dressed in pure white,
her neck and arms uncovered, un
adorned except by a rose in her hair.
As she asked the question she'looked
up at me with an honest look that as
sured me she was Innocent at least of
n sense of guilt. It was for me to de
cide then and there, once and forever,
if I would take her with her physical
defect or resign her. Looking steadily
Into her honest eyes, I said:
An expression of supreme happiness
passed over her face.
"Give me the box," she said.
I took it from my pocket and handed
it to her. It was a ring box. She
opened it and turned it so that I could
plainly see the Inside.
It was empty.
I sat for a moment scarcely under
standing what It meant, but her face
soon broke into a smile that revealed
the trap into which she bad led me.
"Fool," I muttered, "to have been
She clapped her hands in glee at the
success of her ruse and my discom
fiture. "Well," I said at last, "If I have
been made a guy, I have at least stood
yur test. You have not given me the
answer I have earned. Is it yes or no 7"
What a convenient place to recelrfj
such an answer!
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