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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1902.
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Monday, October 27.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN L. PICKERING.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
ANSON L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
Representative Fourteenth Dis
trict, J. Y. LUSK.
For State Senator, Thirty-third Dis
trict, O. J. MOWRY.
For Representative Thirty-third Dis
trict, GEORGE A. COOKE.
For County Judge,
For County Clerk,
GEORGE W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
The Chicago Tribune (republican)
says "Yate moves threaten to give
the democrats control of the legisla
ture."' Even the republican party is com
mencing to doubt the divine right of
the trusts to control the president of
the United States.
The Union, as usual, is on the defen
sive in the matter of candidates in
the forthcoming election in Rock Isl
and county, and as usual is making a
poor job of it.
iVv. Votes' friends have hung hi
liVilait in republican state headquar
ters at the Great Northern hotel. The
print shows the governor in his latest
garb, and is warranted not to fade
for two years. The guaranty runs
long enough. Why spend more money
on a portrait? The Iiowe-Small-IIo-gan
crowd needs all available cash.
If Loriiner is defeated for congress.
there will be a loud laugh down in
Macomb. McDonough county. Lori
mer made Lawrence Y. Sherman
sweat blood because in the 42d gener
al assembly the former held up the
apportionment bills until lie had carv
ed out a congressional district to his
liking. What a gala day there will be
in the republican camp when such
congenial spirits as Sherman, Cullom,
Northeott, Yates, Small, Rowe, Hop
kins and J.orimer get together to
make up their jewels after election!
After the Coal Strike, Next?
At last that bitter struggle the an
thracite coal strike is practically
ended. With the adjustment of a few
of the minor details that great battle
between capital and labor will end.
Desperate indeed has been the con
test. It has taught the American peo
ple a great lesson. It has taught
them that the ballot is more powerful
than th-: bayonet. It has taught them
that most important of all lessons in
the political and financial world that
the trust is an enemy to liberty and
hostile to the law.
Combined capital, aggressive, op
presive, unreasonable, haughty, cruel
has been forced by popular indigna
tion to yield to the acceptance of a
plan of arbitration which for months
and months it sternly and brutally re
fused to do. The trust held out to
the last ejetremity. The combined
pressure of the American people
alone moved the powerful magnates.
This proves what a hold the trust
may get upon a nation. The law has
been defied. The president and the
people have been insulted.
In the face of the hope of a happy
settlement these wrongs may now be
gladly forgiven, but they cannot but
leave their imprint upon the public
mind. Greed has shown its hand. La
bor has fought a good fight.
Now the people know what demand
is made upon them by the existing
serious situation. The ballot must
decide this momentous question
shall capital destroy the rights oft la
bor or shall capital and labor be made
.That question can and must be set
lled at the polls. The party fostering
the trusts cannot but give the unrea
sonable power which makes it possi
ble for it to crush labor. The party
which believes and fights for limita
tions on the power of capital and the
establishment of justice for labor
would prevent government by the
trusts. The voters have learned this
lesson, and they must bear it in mind
at the polls.
The ballot, is all powerful. Compar
ed with it the power and influence of
the magnate and plutocrat is as noth
ing. Neglect not the opportunity.
Yates and Ilia Pledge.
When Richard Yates was running
for governor hp pledged himself, on
the stage of the Auditorium in Chica
go, before an audience of 8.000, to
divorce political jobbery from the
management of state institutions.
The way he has kept his promise is
illustrated in the address pf Joseph
P. Byers, secretary of the National
Conference of Charities, delivered be
fore the Illinois Conference of Chari
ties at Peoria last Wednesday, which
will bear reflection in these columns:
'"There is finally one burden we
ought to unload for good and all. It
is heavy, expensive, profitless, and
without sense or reason. I refer to
the burden of political interference
and influence in the management of
our public institutions and in tjie dis
tribution of the public funds for the
relief of the pour.
"This thing alone is responsible for
more than half if the scandals tha'f
affect the administration of our insti
tutions and public funds, and to its
credit can be placed more than half
of the troubles that harass and an
noy institution officials. And yet, in
full recognition of these things, it
has been, with a few notable excep
tions, complacently borne. I expect
to live to see the time when political
control of our institutions for parti
san purposes will be onlv a recollec
tion." That is the kind of administration
of state institutions which the people
are asked to approve in this election.
How to Kill a Dog.
The American Humane association,
in session at Albany, N. Y., hail a hot
discussion over the question of how
to kill a dog. After much fervid ora
tory and the misplacement of many
humanitarian tears, it was discovered
that Hie question had long since been
settled by the society itself. The way
to kill a dog is to shoot him. That is
the humane association's decree, and
it is final.. The general public is like
ly to accept this method without pro
test. Indeed, it has accepted it ever
since shooting irons were first in
vented. But what has always bothered the
humanitarian recess in the public
mind is how the most kindly to cut
off a dog's tail. There is the great
dog problem. Whatever the means
by which a dog is killed, his howls
die with him. But in cutting off his
tail it is different. There are painful
after effects, and how to reduce these
to the minimum or any other kind
of a mum is the great question.
Who does not remember the old
time spirit that advocated cutting off
the tail only an inch at a time?
They have their counterpart today
in those who in killing the dog would
use poisons or chloroform. It doesn't
hurt so much all at once. But it hurts
"A Picture with a Mystery."
"The Story of King Arthur and His
Knights" Howard Pyle.
Jingles "A Seeming Contradiction"
G. M. L. Brown. "A Queer Thing"
Loft us Friclle.
"Where the Surprise Came In"
"'Baby' Elton the Quarter Back,"
a football story Leslie W. Quirk.
"The Life for Me" Maria Elsie
"In the Night Crew" Henry Pay
"The Old Willow Tree" Mary
"Book Plates for Children" Wilbur
"An Old Thanksgiving Day" Al
fred J. Waterhouse.
"An Audience With Edwin A. Ab
bey" H. S. Morrison.
"Hiram Bennett's (.'old Mine"
Henry Wallace Phillips.
"New Aspirants for African Fame"
Henry M. Stanley.
"When Betty Entertained" Chris
tine Terhune Ilerrick.
"The Song of the World" Robert
"The Mink Who Left His Native
Stream" William Davenport Hul
bert. LADIES' HOME JOURNAL.
"The Philadelphians" Katherine
"Lady Jule" Francis Wilson.
"What the President (Jets in His
Mail" Robert Lincoln O'Brien.
"The 600,000 Smiths in America"
John Elfreth Watkins, Jr.
"That Abandoned Cow of Ours"
W. I,ewis Eraser.
"Helen Keller as She Really Is"
John Albert Macy.
"The Mothers of the Bible" H. O.
"The (iood i'ime Garden" Florence
"Ernest Thompson Seton's Boys"
Ernest Thompson Seton.
"The Unmarried" Edward Bok.
"Mr. Mabie's Literary Talks'
Hamilton W. Mabie.
"The Moral Training of a Child"
Edward Howard Griggs.
"The Dolly Madison Two-Step"
Walter G. Wilmarth.
"Mrs. Rorer's Cooking School" Mrs.
S. T. Korer.
"The Other Man" Frederic Red-
"Retrospect" G. M. AVhicher.
"Kdirar Foe's Last Night in Rich
mond" John F. Carter, M. D.
"The Idealist Madison Cawein.
"The Statehouse Platter" Alice
"Straight as a faring" Caroline
"The Unknown Path" Blanche
"The Way Out of the Woods"
Elizabeth Dike Lewis.
"Hunting the Fox" Alfred Stod-
"Big (lame of the Atlantic Surf"
J. AV. Muller.
"Grizzly Bear Lore" Henr3' G. Tins
ley. "The Wood Duck and its Shooting"
"The Moose Call" Tappan Adney.
"A Fight, to the Death Between
Man and Moose" Charles Jacobus.
"The Voyage of the Aquidneck"
Capt. Joshua Slocum. rii-
"The Mountain Sheep of America"
Andrew J. Stone.
"Seven Pictures in Color" Max-
field Parish (frontispiece.)
"The New lork Police Court"
"Travel" Gouvenieur M arris.
"Confessions of a Wife" Mary Ad
"Football at Chebansc" Wallace
"A Forsaken Temple" Anne Doug
"Gustavo Salvini" W. A. Lewis.
"The (iray Norns" Edwin Mark-
"The Swart z Diamond" E. W.
"The Happiest Dog in Noith Ameri
ca" S. II. Jenkinson, Jr.
"The Prologue of the American
Revolution" Justin H. Smith.
"The Scapegoat" John Finley.
"The Journal of a Millionaire""
"The Grand Canon of the Colorado"
"Th? Breton's Four Seasons"
"Journey's End" Justus Miles F ir
man. "In November" Martha iilbert
"The Woman that Toils Bessie
"The Bleeding Anchor" George
"Bow We Tamed the Cook" Lillian
"Requiescat" Fullerton. L. Wal
do. "The Round Table of Dodge City"
Edward C. Little.
"The. Unregenerated" Lindsay
"David B. Hill" David Graham
"The (Jreatest Fur Company in the
World" Agnes C. Laut.
"The Amethvst Box" I.-III. Anna
"A Prayer" Verses. Frank Demp
"The Making of a Plav" F. Ederkin
"The Mill" Rev. Dr. Henry Van
"On the Acting of Richard Mans
field" William Winter.
"(ilengarry School Days" Ralph
"Cinnamon Fritz and the Liedcr-
kranz" Brought on Brandenburg.
" A Question of Possession" Andy
Front ispieee Emile Zola.
Chronicle and Comment.
"Atavism" John Myles O Hara.
"A Speckled Bird" Helen Clark
son. "A Fable" Augusta Evans Wilson.
"Emile Zola" Henry Thurston
"Emile Zola's Paris" (illustrated)
Frederic Taber Cooper.
"Personal Memories of Zola"
Charles Henry Meltzcr.
"Love's Lenity" (poem) Virginia
"Conflicting Standards in French
Literature" Albert Schinz.
"In Darkest James" Frank Moore
"One Hundred Years After" John
"German Court Beauties" F. Cun-lifFe-Owen.
"The Naval Maneuvers" John Cal
"The Lady and the Ghost" Rose
"John Milton" lohn Fiske.
"Redemption of Joel Prentiss" O.
"Mankind in the Making" Herbert
"Tragedy of the Cipher Code"
"A Mercenary Marriage" Ethel
"Cre igh t on 's Automobile" Allen
"The Long Lost Son" Toseph C.
"The Gilded (iang" Edgar Saltus.
"A Change of Wind" Katherine
"Avowal" Thomas Walsh.
' "The Companions of Charity"
"In a Garden" Emery Pottle.
"The Face of an Angel" Robert S.
"Villanelle" Julia Gordon.
"They Were on Their Honeymoon"
Edward S. Van Zile.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
Twenty Years After.
Copyright. 1902. by C. D. Lewis.)
In the spring of 1S30 a whaler named
the Emily Benson left St. John's, N.
F., for a trip to the polar sea and was
not heard from.
Seventeen years after the Balling of
the Benson the Discovery set out from
the port of London for n polar cruise.
She was sent out under the auspices
of the Royal Geographical society, and
when not heard from for almost two
years a vessel called the Rescue was
dispatched to look for her, and I was
one of the crew of the latter. Reach
ing North Lincoln, we searched the
On the fifth day we made our find.
Wo had toiled to the crest of n rocky
range, which crossed our path and ex
tended inland a long way, when three
or four men simultaneously caught
sight of a ship in a bay a mile away,
but which seemed at our feet. The
first thought was that we had traveled
In a circle and come back to the Res
cue, but the stcond glance showed us
that this craft was a full rigged l-rlg
and the bay was a strange one to us.
We cheered and waved our caps, and
every man of us was highly elated as
we hurried along down the slope to
board the stranger. The thought that
she might he a derelict did not occur
to any one until we were close upon
her. The bay was but a cove, not
more than an acre in extent. The brig
was not lying in the waters of the cove
at all, but among the rocks on the
shore fifty feet from the water. She
lay with her head to the north and
had only a slight list to port. Her
looks aloft told us the story as we
came to a halt. Her sails had been
furled and stowed as if the work had
been done in a gale. None had blown
away, but all were rotting on the
yards. As we stood looking up a gust
of wind brought a cloud of black dust
down in our faces. Here and there a
loose rope was swinging about like a
serpent suspended by the tall to a
limb, but the rigging as a whole was
in fair shape that is, it seemed to be
but later on we found every rope ready
to part at the lightest pull.
We had come upon her broadside.
One of the men walked down to her
stern and stared and blinked for five
minutes before he could trace the faded
letters and make out "Emily Benson,
St. John's. N. F." She wasn't a Rus
sian, but a Newfoundland whaler and
sealer. Not a boat was in sight on her
davits, while her rudder had been car
ried away and several planks above it
crushed in. Night fell as we stood
there, and it was decided to put up
our tent instead of going aboard. No
one had even looked over her rail yet.
The mate had affirmed that nothing
grewsome could be found aloard, but
he had no relish for making an in
spection by candlelight. I doubt if
any man in our;Xarty slept for more
than an hour at u.tlme that night. Our
tent was pitched within five feet of the
vessel, and while the air was perfectly
still the cold was intense, the thermom
eter showing 23 degrees below zero.
Now and then the ice in the bay would
crack like the report of a blunderbuss,
while the frost penetrated the planks
of the derelict and produced strange
and uncanny noises. I remember that
I, for one, was glad indeed when day.
light came again.
The brig stood so high that we had
to board her by clambering up the
fore chains. We had pictured her deck
a scene of desolation, but we were
agreeably disappointed. There was
some little disarray, but no such disor
der as might have been expected. The
cabin doors were shut, the hatches on
the slide drawn over the fo'castle. Her
try works were still standing, and the
big kettle in which the blubber was
uielted was half full of a substance
which had once been oil. The scuttle
butt or cask holding drinking water
was simply a heap of rotten staves,
and the same was true of the beef bar
rel. Here and there were rotten spots
in her deck planks, and the fo'castle
deck was almost hidden from sight by
the growth of fungus. Had the eight
of us grouped together in any one spot
our united weight would have broken
the deck beams, and had we swayed
on the rigging we could have loosened
all the chain plates and perhaps
brought down all the yards and the
topgallant masts on deck. Our first
move was to enter the cabin. The
doors were readily opened, but we had
to stand aside for ten minutes on ac
count of the unpleasant odor of what
is known as dry rot, and a breath of it
choked the lungs like smoke.
The skylight and windows had been
closed and sealed, and the cabin was
as dark as a prison solitary. We got a
couple of caudles fpm our stock to
light the way, and In the course of half
an hour we had seen everything there
was to be seen. The brig's log told u
everything. It was lying open on the
table in the cabin, and beside it were a
pen and an ink bottle.
Twenty years previously the whaler
had been driven into the bay during a
gale. She rode out the storm safely
enough, but winter caught her there
and held her fast. Very early in the
season a storm from the west drove a
great mass of Ice into the bay, and
such was the pressure that the brig
was lifted up. and carried ashore.
When spring came, the crew of the
Benson set out in their boats in search
of rescue. But driving gale or grinding
Ice must have brought death to the
last one. Deserted by her crew and as
lonely an object as man- ever saw, the
whaler lay there ou the rocks doomed
to slow decay. She stood too high for
the bears and foxes to get aboard, and
if any wandering native bad set foot
on her decks be bad taken nothing
As for the Discovery, we found do
trace of her. ...... , M. QUAD.
Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Mammoth production of the Phenomenally
"Lost in New York"
Nettie DeCoursey as "Jennie"
and a strong: supporting company.
The Hailirpr- Rendezvous. PictU-
Sh h resque Kast Kiver. Historical Madt-
son square, uiaciwcu - jaiu.u.r.iu
Practical steam Launch, Kow lloals, Etc.
Prices: 10c, 3c. 30c and 50c.
Seats on sale at Illinois Smoker Monday
morning at o'clock.
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Wednesday Night, Oct. 29.
One of the iinest Male Quar
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Has had a number of success
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Single right and season tickets on sale at
Y. M. C. A. oi'.ke.
Pries Sinwle niht C5c and 50c. Season
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Thursday, Oct. 30.
The Season's Most Worthy OiTer
in;. Engagement of the l'ecu
W. B. PATTON
In the Most Charmiug Stage
Story of Recent Years
THE MINISTER'S SON
A Pastoral Play of Purity and
Purpose. A Perfect Production
in Every Detail. New and Elabo
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Prices 25. 35. 50 and 75 cents.
Seats on sale Wednesday morning at Illi
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Seat sale Saturday for the Merri
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Pi ices 50c to $1.50.
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