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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1905. THE ARGUS. Published Dally and Weekly at 1C24 Second avenue. Rock Island. 111. (En tered at the poetffflce aa second-class matter. By THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Dally. 10 cent per week. Weekly, fl per year In advance. All communications of argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publlca tlon. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Correspondence solicited from every township In Rock Island county. Monday; sept, 18, 1905. Call for Democratic1 Congressional Con vention, Fourteenth District of Illinois. At a met!nfc of the democratic con- Frenxloiial committee if the Fourteenth district of Illinois. n-ld at Monmouth. 111.. Auk. 14. !!.".. it was ordered that a delegate convention b held at the court house In the city of Monmouth, on Thursday. Hr-t. 2. ijtus. at the hour ot 10:20 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of ftominalinic a carolidate for coimreHs, to fill the vacHiicy caused by the death of Col. II. K. Marxh. Th county critral committee of each county, in !, jurjitl'.n with the con ic renHlotin I committeemen of the VJirinu counties in the district, are requeted to arrange for the k ivctiim of delegates to said convention, either by holding county con vent ionx to delect Much dele. Kates, or to iif jjoint tame, at their op tion. The ratio of delegates from each county will he on the husis of one deje rtt for every 2o votes cast for Alton 11 Parker in l'J4. IJy order committee. J. 1. SUXTOX. Chairman. J W. I.usk. Kei-retry. (Rock I r la ml county is entitled to 11 delegates ). The Three-Eye league baseball sea son is over. Let us have jieaee. If the Japanese in Tokio who think Its "pnare with dishonor" cuuM read the American newspajXTs for the last two weeks, they'd feel more cheerful. veltan. the now outside party will come j In for better consideration than It har In the past. "Whatever faults Mr. Bryan may have, he lacks none of the constructive qualities as a candidate. He has defi nite plans to put before the people, and goes straight to the mark in advocating them. In that much he is vastly more to be desired than the mere compro mise candidate with his platform trim med to suit the chances of election an i with little regard for principle. So one will regard him as a possible can didate, at leant. not as a successful one. The American people vetoed his pet idea, that of 10 to 1, and by that veto net him aside for all time as a presidential desirability. That he has power'- no "-one will deny, though his power is to be found in his represent ing some progressive idea and rusting out as a mere negation. In the per petuation of Hryans popularity with a large portion of the party, and in the respect in which he Is held by a large portion of the people outside, is seen the mainspring of party life. He holds the center of-. Mage where he has been the stellar and particular charac terv. He stood alone in 1896, almost alone in 190f while without him the party was defeated as it never had been in 19u4. "That the future leader of the party now out of office must necessarily be after the Bryan type as regards stead fastness of purpose and fidelity to principle is a manifest certainty." After Theodore Roosevelt, what? The country will demand more of the Roosevelt kind of administration, and in many essential aspects that kind of administration is what the Bryan wing of the democratic party has all along been contending for. Between the party of Roosevelt and the party of Bryan there are a few distressing quar rels. DAILY SHORT STORY A TELEGRAPHIC CLICK. Remembering a VeleLfafed remark' of Thomas Jefferson. th lnid State.- urnators are deurmius! tkt Senator Burton Khali not go to jail. "Hang to get her" or tiling separately. ' That $15".mm presidential campaigu contribution on the part of the New York Life Insurance company may hae helped the republican party some nt the time but It Is not helping it ow. . It is estimated that the fisheries of Sakhalin island will be worth proba bly $3.(0'MMo a year to Japan. The more the few Japanese fruits of vic tory are investigated the more valu able they appear. i:iaal Pay for Kqual Work. Referring to the fact that several women occupy positions in the Brown county court house, the Hiawatha (Kans.) World says that "anything a woman can no is Detter uone man a man can do." and argues from this that it would be well to elect women to all the ollices they can fill. Then the World concludes by saying: "Wo men are not only better public serv ants, but they work cheaper." But. says the Commoner, if women are better public servants than men. why ask them to work for less wages? Kqual pay for equal work is simple Jus tice, and if women can do the work better than nun. then in all justice give the women better pay. The idea because a wage earner is a woman she should be paid less than the male wage earner doing similar work is erroneous, unjust, and calculated to befog the in dustrial issue. And if the Hiawatha "World is unable to see the justice of this contention, it should at least have chivalry enough to demand that the woman receive equal pay to that given the man doing similar work. The enraged Japanese mobs are re !Mrted to lve- dnwrtred the statue of larqtiis I to through the mud. It Is never a good idea to erect a statue to a statesman until he is physically dead. He may be politically dead first. The Grand Army of the Republic, at its Denver meeting, reported a dimiuu tlon of membership of 14.S5 during the last year. But the order Is still vigor ous and flourishing, and may long re niaiu so. It has now 232,443 names oa its muster rolls. Uen. William Booth, of the Salvatloti Army, who has bee'n making extensive tours of foreign countries, is describej us being a slave to work on shipboard. His cabin is a workshop: his couch, emblazoned with flags, resembles a warrior's tent; his walks and talks on deck are utilitarian; his staple food is rice, and he ignores the dinner table. The most grasping and hardened poli tician's wildest dream of "honest graft" have been surpassed by a life insurance system In which the jiolicy holders' money can be used to keep up the market price of securities in which di rectors have invested, acd in which trust companies owned by the directors can earn 20 per cent of the mouey for which they pay the insurance company only 2 ier cent, to say nothing of ex tensive contributions to republican presidential slush funds. That is "seein your opportunities." Tfce Ilooeevelt and Uryan Parties. The Rockford Star, which denounced W. J. Bryan as a demagogue la both of Ills campaigns, begins to realize that public sentiment Is at last indorsing nearly all the things that Mr. Bryan has for many years advocated aud that he is the foremost man today in Amer ica. The Star ays: "The implimentary reference to William J. Hryau at dinuer in Chicago; Tuesday evening as a possible presi dential candidate on the deruocrat:e ticket is worth remembering. While he may not be the man who will lead the party, that leader may be after the Bryan pattern. Municipal ownership, rate regulation, governmental control tit lift Insurance companies and trusts, reciprocity, tariff and other questions cm which tie Bryan wing of the party are uuited. will be issues iu the next content. If President Roosevelt dots not become a candidate for reelection and home other and less known repub lican lb placed before the voters upon a platform more republican than Rooe- NOTES OF THE RIVER. The Ruth, Eclipse and' Hennepiu were trorth and south. The Helen Blair was in from the south, aud the Charles" BT Tearsou came down from the north. The lleorgie S., Isaac Sta ples. K. Rut ledge. R. I). Kendall. J. W. Van Sant. I.ytlia Van Sunt, Phil Scheck- el, B. Hershey and J. S. went north. RIVER BULLETIN. Dang'r Hgt. Ch'ng Line 8 a.m. 24hrs. Feet. Feet. Feet. St. Paul 14 3.7 0.0 Red Wing 14 4.4 :0.1 Reed s landing 12 4.1 0.0 La Crosse "12 5.2 :.2 Prairie du Chien IS 5.3 0.1 Dubuque 18 5.7 0.0 lAt Claire 10 ?,.7 0.1 Rock Island 15 4.S 0.1 Pes Moines Rapids 2.6 0.2 Keokuk 15 4.C 0.1 St. Itniis 30 Kansas City 21 17.3 :2. RIVER FORECAST. Nearly stationary stages in the Mis slssippi will prevail from Dubuque to Muscatine. J. M. SHERIER, Ixcal Forecaster Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours. T. J, Blackmore. of Ualler & Black more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short time Ftnre I procured a bottle of Mys tic Cure. It got me out of the house in 24 hours. I took to my bed with rheumatism nine months ago and the Mystic-Cure is the only medicine that did me any good. I had five of the best physicians in the city, but I received very- little help from them. I know the Mystic Cure to be what it is represent ed and take pleasure in recommending It to other poor sufferers." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second avenue. Rock Island: Gust Schlegel & Son, A tonic that makes rich, red blood. Brings strength, bealth aud happiness to the whole family. Nothing equals Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea as a tonic. 33 cents. T. II. Thomas' phar macv. . Weak," sickly, puny children V are t made strong and healthy by KIGOAPOO ITOLia KILLER MostcfcUdrertaUarteMstdbyvcras. Tfeay Often rmam Wtb. ktckmpoo Worm Killrr Wmikcas cudf UtW-oauvrty remove Hum, "in htat-weuutg. foul braua. restlessness a Btatltl. SrreiahiMea, tracfalorea. cooatinuua. etc Kickap NrticiAt Cr. CUcUUi,Csa, tOritfral. Ray Dexter and I became telegra phers when we were but little wore than fifteen years old. We worked fr several years in the same office and were among the first to read by ear instead of by sight. After that vte drifted apart, to come together again, in telegraphic parlance, on the same railroad, Ray being oerator nt one station, I at another. We were bosom friends and had many a con fidence over the wire. When the civil war broke out I. who had come north from Georgia to learn telegraphing went back to my native state and enlisted as a cavalryman in the Confederate armv. What became of Ray lexter I did not know. One morning in the summer of 1SC2 while we were confronting the Union army In Tennessee. I was sent for by the colonel, who asked me if I were not a telegrapher. When I -admitted, that I was. be told me I was wanted at preneral headquarters. There I met the general, who said that a copy, of the enemy's cipher code had fallen into his bands and he desired to avail him self of it to learn something of their movements. Our Interview resulted In his sending me out to the enemy's rear for the punose of tapping his wires. I dressed myself as a camp follower and provided myself with a basketful of susienders, socks, but t jus and such other wares as are usual ly sold by iwddlers. 1'nderneath false wooden bottom I hid my tele graph machine and connections. When fully equipped I sallied forth. General Roseeraus Mas then at Mur- freesboro, threatening Bragg at Tulla noma. My object was to strike some loiut on a main telegraph line where 1 could tap the wire aud. If jKssible, take off orders indicative of the ene mv-'s intended movements. I followed the Nashville and Chattanooga rail road till I reached the Federal pickets circled around their right outpost at Triune aud came down in their rear between Triune and Murfreesboro. This plan had leen laid out for me by my general and bad this advantage When the enemy moved against Tulla homa be must first draw In bis right wing at Triune, since The troops there had the greater distance to march The result showed that this view was correct. For several days I lurked near the military telegraph between Murfrees Imuo anil Triune without any results 1 had no difficulty in tapping the wire. but there va,as nothing of moment pass ing over it. I concealed myself In the woods, not attempting to sell my wares to the Yankee soldiers, only relying on them to conceal my telegraph in a- chine and have a reason for my pres enee in the locality If suspected. 1 bad a louely time of it in the woods by myself, my fears of detection hav ing ample opportunity to assert them selves. It is one thing to be cut down in a charge and quite another to be dragged to the limb of a tree and be hanged for a spy, as I certainly would Ik? If caught either tapping the wire or even with my apparatus. One morning I awoke in my bivouac just as the dawn was breaking. knew that the Federal pickets were kept under arms from about 2 till 4 o'clock in the morning every day to be ready for an attack. Perhaps it was this that induced me to try the wire. I did so, and took off an order for the general commanding, at Triune to inarch by roads leading sou theast ward at once. Glad to have my watch over. I was winding up my wire prior to hiding it under my wares when a troop of Federal cavalry came riding through the bushes. It did not take them long to determine what I was up to, and they hurried me off to the general com manding the right wing. lie was preparing to march, but took time to attend to my case. He scrib bled something on a piece of paper and handed it to an operator of the military telegraph, who went to an instrument in the same tnt and be gan to click the key. I beard him send a report of my case to general headquarters aud the reply: "Try by drum bead court martial and hang im mediately. Kince you are preparing to march, never mind the court mar tial." The moment the message began to come over the wire I recognized the touch of my old friend Ray Dexter. The announcement of my immediate execution and a hope for Its recall or at least postponement came at the same moment. "Take it to Captain L.," said the general to the operator when he bad read the message and tell him to send for the officer of the day to execute the order." The operator went out, leaving bis telegraph Instrument where I could almost reach it. I bent over and clicked: "Ray. I'm the man you have just sent the order to bang. For God's sake, help me!" The general was so busy with prepa rations that he did not notice my use of the instrument. Ray simply sent an O. K. to Indicate that be understood, and I beard no more till be sent a call to the operator, who beard It as be came back. I was delighted to hear an order to send me to Murfrees tjpro. I reached Murfreesboro at noon and found the center of the army prepar ing to move the next morning. When I was taken Into the bouse occupied by the commanding general, Ray came to me and, taking both my hands In bis. said that be would do everything In bis power to save me. After much persuasion he succeeded, and I was entered on the rails as a prisoner of war. O. NORMAN EDDT. Made in the Golden Snnli IL rr-'- aV M fn't forgtt yffl f Grshssn Crackers r I I DmIcr Discult 1 1 Social Tea Biscuit J V Lemon Snaps J It is conceded by the highest authorities that the soda cracker contains the life-giving elements of wheat in the best proportions. This being so, then UneodO DIccuIC must at once take first place as the food of the world a soda cracker, but such a soda cracker I Made by exact science in sunny bakeries so light, bright and clean, that they are a revelation. The flour is tested; the purity of the water is absolutely assured; the very air is filtered, why even the temperature and moisture of the atmosphere is accurately regulated. The sponge is kneaded by polished paddles, not by hand. Indeed, Unooda Discult are only touched once, and then by a pretty girl, from the time the flour leaves the bag until the beautiful package is placed on your table. You ask why all this work, all this care in the making of a soda cracker? Because the soda cracker is the best of all food and Unoeda Ofacult is the most wonderful of all soda crackers. And with all of it the price is only 5$ a package. 1 V i. . it- NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY Tho Nickel Plato Road. Normal 'rates have been restored hv all lines between Chicago. Buffalo. New York. Boston and other eastern points, ami the Nickel Plate Road is still pre pared to furnish strictly first class service between Chicago and the east, in their three daily through line. Meals, served as you like, in the dinine car. either a la carte, club or table de hote, but in no case will a meal cost more than one dollar. Our rates will be of interest to you, and information cheer fully given by calling at in Adams street, or addressing John Y. Calahan, general agent, 113 Adams street, room 2SS, Chicago. The Illinois State Fair Is best reached via the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis railway, as all trains of that line stop to discharge and receive passengers one block from the main entrance, saving an extra expense and tedious trip in crowded street cars. also hours in time. Special trains are run from Peoria. Pekin and Havana, giving close connections from points beyond, and a rate of one fare for the round trip will be in effect from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7. 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