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THE ABGUS, MONDAY, JULY 4 1904 THE ARGUS. Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second avenue. Rock Island. 111. En tered at the postofflce as second-class matter. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week Weekly, $1 per year in advance. All communications of argumenta tive character, political or religious, must have real name attached for pub lication. No such articles will be print ed over fictitious signatures. Correspondence solicited from every township In Rock Island county. MOuday, July 4, 1904. it is nearly time ror the. campaign poets to grind out their usual grist of doggerel. Dowie's announcement that he is in favor of Roosevelt has been heralded abroad. It is "another victory for the admlnlHt ration." The Chicago Dispatch exclaims: ' vhat a yell will go up for mope judges after the present occupants of the bench return from their summer vacations." An eastern railroad requests 5,000 of its employes to take? compulsory vacations, without pay. Russell Sage is not connected with the road; that is, he is not affected. The Situation at Sr. Lioula. 8t. Louis Republic: Evidences ninl tiply of the wholesome spirit pervad ing democracy and enthusiasm rises in the rank and file over the prospect of harmony and united action in the convention next week. Delegates are criming to the convention with a zest which reflects the state of mind of the party in all sections. Iemocrats are prepared for a great work upon a high plane of politics. The talk of the leaders plainly shows that factional bickerings and narrow controversies and individual influences have been subordinated to a hearty feeling of co operation and a strong desire to carry the country. The preliminary inaug ural features, the marked good will between the leaders, sane and friendly expressions, the spirit of fair play to be accorded candidates, the interested discussion of party prospects, are elo quent of a truly democratic intent and purpose. The striking utterance attributed to D. J. Campau, national committeeman from Mic higan, and proposed as a slo gan for t he convent ion. is one of tlu gratifying signs of the (one of democ racy "No reorganisation; no repud iation; no reaffirmation." It is charac teristic of the hour. It is (quivaleiu to a declaration that there need be no quarrel among democrat! pan any ground. There arc live issues which demand attention and which appeal to all dem ocrats alike. There arc no disputes as to the necessity for restraining illegal eombinaiions of capital, as to the ne cessity of tariff revision where the in equities are manifest robbery of the people on behalf of monopolies, and as to tbe new and magnetic issue of purging the federal service of corrup tion. The country demands democ racy's attention to tiiese issues, and democracy will meet the demand promptly and shoulder to shoulder. liven as to the support of candi dacies a splendid absence of bad par tisanship is shown. Claims to party consideration will be presented and contested loyally and stoutly; but the loyalty and strength will be trans ferred eventually to center upon the choice of the whole convention. Signs point to a nomination by general con sent after the strength of each individ ual before .he convention shall have been fully demonstrated and consider ad. In that event it will be honest triumph afier hard fought and honor ably fought contests not the parrot like voice of a machine aggregation whose ayes have been rehearsed, at it were, mouths beforehand, and shout ed to the name of the candidate who holds the wires. Mr. Roosevelt pressed a button in Washington and the Chicago delegates did the rest. The nomination of the democratic convention at St. Louis will be spontaneous and genuine. The nominee will await the will of the con vention: the convention will not await his signal. Broken Republican Pledges. Republican mismanagement and re publican disregard for the noattiTS command of the constitution have placed the penal institutions in this state in a most deplorable condition The last legislature, as is known, aaaa ed a law to carry into effect a consti tutional amendment adopted in 1SSC. but which all the republican governors except Gov. Yates had ignored. In or der to make the law effective, a large appropriation was made by the last legiskJvro, and this money is now tied up by an injunction issued from the federal court, and it is not to be even considered until the 15th of Sep tember. After that it may drag its slow length along for two or three years. The state supreme court has practically settled the main point at issue, and in favor of the law; but that will not stop appeals to the highest federal court by the contractors, whe are anxious to still further fatten off the labor of the unfortunate men in the prisons of the state. The law passed by the last legisla ture provided for the stoppage of all work under the contract system on the first of the present month, and Gov Yates has notified all commissioners and wardens that the law must be complied with. He could have done no less in view of his oath of office No one can blame him for living up to the law. The injunction in the federal court ties up the appropriation and prevents arranging to put the men to work on the plan contemplated by the law. In Chester and Joliet combined there are in the neighborhood of 2.4i prisoners. In the reformatory at Pon fiac there are half that number. To keep these men in idleness for any length of time not only places a great burden upon the taxpayers, but. worsf than that, it will lead many of them to insanity. It would be useless for the governor to call an extra session of the legisla ture and have an emergency bill passed curing the defect upon which the federal injunction was issued, be cause another injunction would be is sued upon some other pretense. The Springfield Register does nor want to believe that the present nn fortunate complications arise from desire to fight Yates. If such an idea has obtained, it should be abandoned The governor has done what his re publican predecessors failed to do i hough their oath to Rapport the con stitution was as binding as his. A most horn Me conditions ot arrairs is likely to arise because previous repub lican governors treated with con temp the oft -repeated pledges of their party and the solemn obligations of the con stitutions. There is danger of the in sanity of hundreds of convicts becanst of their enforced idleness. While this is going on there is piling up for tht taxpayers a mountain of debt, which wilj have to be paid, as another con tribution to the broken pledges of th( republican party of Illinois. Republican Stagnation. The great majority of the Republican party used to worship Jasies i. Iilalnt and the policies that he stood for. Ht favored reciprocity, especially witl South American countries, and In speech at Waterville, Me., Aug. 20, 1810, he siiid: ''Our great need is expansion. mean expansion of trade with coun tries where we can find profitable ex changes. We are not seeking annexa tion of territory. Certainly we do not desire it unless it should come by the volition of a people who might ask th priceless boon of a place under tbe flag of the I'nlon. I feel sure that for long time to come the people of the United States will be wisely content with our present area and not luunch upon any scheme of annexation. At the same time I think we should be unwisely content if we did not seek to ei'gnge in what the younger I'itt so well termed annexation of trade." The Republican leaders today are distinctly opposed to Just what Mr. Blaine was striving for. He little thought thnt within a few years a Re publican president would tie forcibly annexing countries not in this hemi sphere and a Republican congress would be standing pat and refusing to ratify reciprocity treaties that McKin ley Had arranged. The Rlaine Republican must, like the few followers of Abe Lincoln that are left, view with dismay the dismal fail ure of their present leaders, who fear to legislate on important matters, but In place adopt a policy of legislative stagnation. Does any one believe that Blaine would stand pat at the present Juncture? . . One Ladv's Recommendation Sold Fifty Boxes of Chamberlain's Stomach Tablets. 1 have. I believe, sold 50 boxes of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets on the recommendation of one lady here, who first bought a box of them alxut a year ago. She never tires of telling her neighbors and friends about the good qualities of these tablets. P. M. Shore, druggist. Rochester. Ind. The pleasant, purga tive effect of these tablets makes them a favorite with Indies everywhere. For sale by all leading druggists. Chronic Rheumatism Cured. Dr. H. H. Hettinger, Indianapolis. Ind- Bays: "For several months after spraining my ankle I was severely af dieted with rheumatism. I finally tried Detchon's Mystic Cure for Rheu mat ism. and in four days could walk without mv cane: two bottles cured me sound and well. I take great pleasure in recommending the Mystic Cure to all who are afflicted with rheumatism." Sold by Otto Grotjan. 180 Second- avenue. Rock Island: Gust Schlegel & Son. 90 West Second street. Davenport. Weak Hearts are caused by indigestion. If you cat a little too much, or if you are subject to attacks of indigestion, the stomach expands -swells, and puffs up against the heart. This crowds the heart and shortens the breath. Rapid heart beats and heart disease is the final result. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat. takes the strain off the heart, cures indigestion, dyspepsia, sour stomach, and contributes nour shment. strength and health to every organ of the body. Sold by all drug gists. All the news all the time A ROUS. THE DAILY SHORT STORY After Graduation. Original. When I first saw Marshall Kingman, I had Just been graduated from the seminary, he from college. He had led his class from start to finish, and his familv was very proud of him. I re member the old fashioned watch key he wore, the badge ot an honor so ciety, and it was more to me than the decoration of the Legion of Honor to a French girl or tle Victoria cross to an English girl. Rut what was my delight during those long evenings late In June or early in July when be sin gled meout from among the other girls for walks after tea and seldom would dance with any one else during our gatherings after nightfall. He seemed inclined to talk with me as to his choice of a vocation: but, I confess, none of the professions seemed to me to be ex alted enough for him unless he was to become a bishop, and this was not in his line. He was rather calculated, I thought, to invent a new system of philosophy, as Herbert Spencer had done. That same spring John Sisson came home from a small institute where they taught engineering or mechanical drawing or something like that. It was understood thnt he had barely scraped through, and, the institution not being known to us girls, taking the two together, we did not place a very oigh estimate on John or his education The truth is that we were at an age when education Is everything, and peo ple were at that time education mad. The point s?euicd to be to educate and let the boy use his education as best he could when he got it. John and I had been brought up together, and now that wo were grown he seemed In clined to be very attentive. Rut why should 1 accept the attentions of one who had been graduated low on the scale in an unknown institution when I could nave those of one who bad been graduated lirst in the oldest uni versity in the land? Five years passed. Marshall King man had received the appointment of assistant professor in his uluia mater, but, whether it was because be had not the faculty of imparting his knowl edge, or did not think he was getting on fast enough, he soon resigned it to embrace a good opportunity to go into business. John Sisson had managed to pick up some knowledge of civil en gineering, though it was said he bad fuiled to take his diploma. Tbe truth is John, from the time he was in school, was infatuated with au out door life mid was better satisfied with building a culvert or a henhouse on his father's place than in study, lie whs always called crack brained from certain impossible suggestions be would make with reference to ways of doing things. He went to the far west. and the next we heard of him be was back with a view to securing capital to Invest in a wild scheme for draining a lake or a marsh or something of the sort. Of COOrSC no one would listen to him, and be went west again. Two or three years alter tins lie was DacK again, but this time as quite an im portant personage, for be had done his draining, securing the funds by an is sue of stocks or bonds, or something on paper, and the property had become very valuable. I ought not to say what be came for, but my story com pels me to admit that he came for me. Hail lie come a year or two earlier I doubt if I should have listened to htm. I am a practical woman and ad mit that in the choice of a husband 1 would always recommend a girl to con sider Intrinsic worth. I am not roman tic and see no sense in a girl choosing a man who gives no promise. I had long looked up to Marshall Kingman and the wonders he would do. He made a mistake by goiug into business. i'hose who took him in. expecting be would fill a certain department to their profit, found to their cost thnt he had no head for au administrative position. The friend who had given h1m the opportunity told him one day thnt what he was trying to do was beneath his acquirements and recommended him to leave business and find something nearer the lines on which he had been educated. When Marshall came to me and told me this, thinking, as he did. that the man had paid him a com pi i ment. the poor fellow's deficiencies came out plainly to me. He had shown in his tutorship that be had not the faculty for Imparting knowledge to others. Now It was evident that he had not the faculty for using it in a practi cal field. I could not advise him; I could only sympathize with him. lie wrote several books after this, but they were not ou practical subjects and were not largely rend. He is now doing hack work for a publishing house. Reing a practical woman. I could not but listen to John Sisson. who pleaded his cause verv deferentially and mod- stly. lit' said that what be was about was not a high grade of work anil thnt deserved a more Intellectual mnn, but he hoped I would take pity on him. and be would return it with a life of devotion. I considered the matter for several days ami then became his af fianced wife. Fifteen years have passed and have brought a great change in my estimate of p-ople"s attainments. My husband astonishes me every day by the num ber of seemingly inapoasthto things he can do and the unusual methods by which he does them. He is the most prominent man in his stat. and no project of moment Is undertaken with out his having first lieen consulted. The difference between him and Mar shall Kingman was that Marshall had great ability to absorb knowledge and none to apply it, while John could take a little knowledge and make it go a great way. EUNICE B. WHARTON. WEAK NERVOUS DISEASED MEN BSnHS fgrK-grgssssghm -i is m Varicocele, Stricture, loss Of Vigor, Blood Poison, Nervous Debility, cured forever- by latest EUROPEAN METHODS Twenty years' experience in Army. Iforpital and Private Practice. Deposit money In Bank until our o dm When satisfied with cure, nay us CALL TODAY AND INVESTIGATE 5 9 CONSULTATION FREE If you cannot call, mrrttm urn your trouble. Addt DOCTOR'S OFFICE, eady straat. J Davanparl, Iowa Big Four Route TO THE WORLD FAMED Virginia Hot Springs. ..j00 feet elevation ou Chesapeake & )hio Ry. Pre-eminent among all-year-round resorts. THE NEW Homestead Hotel, Under the management of FRED STJSRBY. 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