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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, .TAXTJAHY 22, 1902
PODinned Dally and Weekly at 1634 Seeord
Avenue, Rock lilud, HI. Entered at the
Poatofflce m Seoond-elaM matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TfcRMS Dally, 10 eenu per week. Weekly
1.00 per year in adranea.
AU eonuEunleatlona of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, must
bate real name attached for publication. No
eutfh article will be printed over Ootltloua tl
Correapondenoe aollclted from every town
hit la nock Til n1 county.
Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The Quinov Herald is anxious about
llie whereabouts of little Dick Yates
and in a frenzy of distress exclaims
"What has leeome of our I'inky
A female insurgent general has
just leen captured in the Philippines
and promises to induce her force of
8(10 men to surrender. She is prob
ably the Mary Ellen Lease of Luzon.
And the immaculate Seth Low is
already accused by Dr. Parkhurst of
udiifr his great office as mayor of
flrenter New York to reward polit
ienl henchmen. How shocking!
An Indiana woman drinks sixty
five cup of coffee er day and en
joys excellent health. The Cloom-
inton Itnlletin calls the attention of
the Postnm Cereal people to the
Miss Marv K. Acton and Mrs. Mar
tha S. Hoyt. of 1 5os ton. the f urine r a
lawyer and ihe latter the widow of
a clergyman, are interestel in a bill
lefore the Massachusetts legislature
empowering- the governor to appoint
women as "special commissioners to
erform wedding1 ceremonies. The
only women in Massachusetts who
now possess the right are those who
have Itcpome ministers of the gospel
The serious differences of opinions
between President Taft and (Jen.
Chaffee as to the nature of the Fil
ipino and the best methods of deal
ing1 with him are those that are
iiound to occur where the strong- arm
of the g-o-ernment must rest upon
the military force rather thun the
power of civil administration based
upon justice. The onlv righteous
government is that wherein the peo
The proprietor of a small store in
New York who advertises in at least
one newspajer every clay .was asked
whether it paid, since his trade
comes only from one section of the
city. "We have considered that.
he said, "and we find it does pay.
Besides, we are sowing seed for the
time when we shall le a large estab
lishment. Many of the big- stores
got their growth by newspaper ad
vertising- when they were still small.
Another Illinois Centenarian.
Not to be outdone by her neigh
boring- city of Monmouth, to whose
centenarian extended reference has
already been made by The Argus,
Quincy boasts of Ieonard Roeder
who yesterday attained his one nun
clred and second birthday. He is one
of the very few persons left in the
world who witnessed the memorable
conflict, on the plain of Waterloo
which changed the map of Europe
and humbled the pride of the "Little
Corsican, sending him a prisoner
to the island of St. Helena. That
will be eighty-seven, years old on the
1.1th of next .Tune, but the events
are still fresh in the mind of this
centenarian. His only regret and
the overshadowing misfortune of his
life is the fact that- he did not have
an opportunity to engage actively in
the battle. But .that he was there
and was . a member of Gen. Itluch-
er's army is unquestioned, as he still
has his discharge papers.
Aside from the natural infirmities
which extreme age is responsible for,
Mr. Hoeder is still in good health
Some years ago he lost sight of one
of his eyes, and the other has been
dimmed somewhat as a consequence
of the strain on it. His hearing is
not very good, although no worse
than that of many only half his age.
It is now fifty-eight years since
he came to this rountry from Ger
many to live. 'He soon acquired the
English language, which he spoke
with some fluency up to a couple of
years ago,' when, through some
trick of nature he suddenly seemed
to forget all the English he ever
Icnew, and found he could converse
only in German. His hair is as white
as the driven snow, but otherwise he
exhibits no special mark of his many
years. His shoulders are slightly
stooped, but he walks with a firm
step, and his skin is comparatively
smooth and has a healthy glow.
Projfresa of the St. Lou la Fair.
An advance copy of the Classifica
tion Book for the Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition at St. Louis in
1903 has been received. Fifty three
pages are required for a mere enum
eration of the groups and classes
of exhibits. The exhibits of the en
lire exposition . are-divided into fif
teen departments as follows: Edu
cation, eight groups; art, six
groups; liberal arts, thirteen groups;
manufactures, thirty-four groups;
transportation, six groups; agricul
ture, twenty-Reven groups;, horticul
ture, seven groups; forestry, three
groups; mining and' metallurgy, five
groups; fish and game, five groups;
anthropology, four groups; social
economy, thirteen groups; physical
culture, three groups. ' The total
shows 144 groups and 807 classes,
and under each class is a possibility
for a multitude of exhibits. Noth
ing reflects more 'clearly in so smali
a space the variety of human occu
pations or more comprehensively
the broad scope of the great expo
sition which the people of St. Louis
are preparing for next year. A place
is provided for every conceivable
product worthy of exhibition and all
nations of the world have been in
vited to take part. Acceptances have
been received from many.
The work of construction is pro
gressing earnestly. The buildings
will have an aggregate floor space
of 20O acres and the grounds a total
area of 1,000 acres. The money now
available aggregates $13,000.0t0 be
sides -$1,000,000 appropriated by the
state of Missouri and various liberal
sums from other states.
Democrats Oppose Subsidy.
When the Hanna-Frye ship subsidy
bill came up in committee, the dem
ocratic members voted solidly
against reporting it and solidly for
striking out the general subsidy pro
vision. Tli at is the right democratic
xsition and that is the jxisition
upon which all democrats must
Issues have seemed somewhat nel
uloiis for months past, but gradual
ly the doubts are clearing away.
The great, public questions are tak
ing shapes I'poii the" Isthmian can
al, says the Philadelphia "Times,
there can be no party difference,
for the whole country wants the
best route selected and the big ditch
dug with the utmost speed and
But in other matters there are dif
ferences. Sub illy is one of 'them,
and against it unalterably is dem
ocracy. The tariff is another, and
the democratic position is for
reduction and reform. Other things
will come to the front. Altogether
there will be plenty of principle and
policy for a fine party contest when
the fighting time comes.
DR. D. L. rOULDS HAS
. BEEN STUDYING ABROAD
Dr. D. L. Foulds, who was former
ly interested in the Davenport pick
ling works, and who made his home
in this city, has been heard from by
relatives here, after a long eriod,
during which his whereabouts were
unknown. It is learned that he hot
recently been taking a post graduate
course as an eye secialist at one of
the celebrated hospitals in London,
and is now about to leave on a tour
of the continent. He expects to re
turn to this locality early next sum
mer, when -he may locate either here
or in Davenport.
Licensed to Wed.
William Edgar. Jr. ......
Miss Alice E. Wilde
Miss Minnie Avery
John P. Thomas II
Miss Sophie Yerhagen
Miss Caroline Schmidt
Miss Dora Bobke
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The Fencer's Mark.
This Climate la Good
enough for anybody with weak lungs,
The patient need not travel. He-can
get well here with the help of Allen's
Lung-Balsam, taken frequently when
coughing and shortness of breath
after exercise serve notice upon him
that serious pulmonary trouble is not
far away. i Allen's Lung Balsam is
free from any form of opium.
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try tcr palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable med
icines that have stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives
of their victims. For sale by all
Rheumatism Cored In m Day.
Mystic Cure for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
uays. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. " The
first dose greatly benefits. 75c and
$1. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Hock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 ,West Second
For Over Slaty Year
Mm. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gams,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy, for diarrhoea. 25
cents a bottle.
Educate Your Bowels.
Your bowels can be trained as well
as your muscles or your brain. Cas-
carets Candy Cathartic train your
bowels to do right. Genuine tablets
stamped C- C C. Never, sold in
bulk. All druggists, ioc.
After leaving college I determined to
take a course at one of the German
universities. I chose Heidelberg, which
In those days was the best known, and
took' a three years' course. I Joined
one of the corps and In time became
Involved In several student duels.
When I left Heidelberg, where I had
taken more interest In the small sword
than my studies, I stopped In Paris be
fore returning to America, with a view
to seeing some French fencing. One
evening a party of us visited the cele
brated school of M. lirisson. While we
were watching the pupils fence a man
entered and after looking on for awhile
lroiosed to take the foils with the
principal. Brisson consented and was
astonished, as we nil were, at the stran
ger's skill. After disarming his adver
sary he took up a piece of chalk, rul-
led It on the foil, and, calling to Hrls
son to place himself on guard, made
one brilliant stroke after another and
at last loft a chalk mark of a figure 8
on the fencing master's waistcoat dl
rectly over the heart.
"Victor Morrel!" exclaimed several
who were present with the same
"Who Is Victor Morrel?" I asked.
"The most noted swordsman in
?No; singularly enough, he has not
the courage to fight a duel.
"What Is his occupation?"
Mv Informant, a Frenchman, shrug
ged his shoulders after the French
fashion and walked out of the school
without replying to my question. Brls
son at once doffed his wire mask and
put up his foil. In doing so he turned
his back upon his former antagonist
and took care to keep It turned till
Morrel had left the academy. Evident
ly the man who had shown his skill
was not a favorite with him or, for the
matter of that, with any one present.
The Frenchmeu all departed, leaving
the room to our party. Morrel also de
parted, and as he passed me I noticed
the most repulsive face I had ever seen
on a man. I did not wonder at the dls
favor In which he was held. I should
have been afraid to pass him In a lone
ly road had he cause to prick me In the
Three years later, In company with
my friend Walter Douglas. I again vis
ited Europe, sailing from New York to
Cherbourg and going from there, to
Mcntone, a -winter resort In the south
of France. One evening Douglas went
to walk with a little French, girl "!
had captivated him by her smart ap
pearance. He failed to return to the
hotel, and toward morning, becoming
anxious for his safety. I went to search
for him. I found him lying In his blood
In the gardens stablwd through the
heart. Ills coat had been cut by the
point of a knife or sword so as to make
what looked like the letter S. The
blade had entered the heart at the
point where the tracing ceased.
In agony at the murder of my friend.
I called a, gendarme, and the body was
removed. I made every effort to find
the murderer, but without success. The
mysterious letter S cut In his coat
would not be dropped from my mind.
It seemed to partly awaken some nieni
ory. At last I remembered Morrel and
the figure 8 he had chalked on the
waistcoat of M. Brissou. Then it oc
curred to me that the letter S was an
Incomplete figure S.
Going at once to the police office, I
requested them to arrest the little
French girl whom Douglas had been
with on the night of his murder, and
when she arrived at the police office I
questioned her myself. She came In
charge of a gendarme, frightened aud
weeping, but, I fancied, on her guard.
"Have you a lover?" I asked.
"Do you know any one expert with
She preserved her equanimity, but I
saw that the question 6tartled her.
"Did you ever see a man cut or mark
the figure 8 upon an adversary's
She turned pale and did, not reply.
"Where Is Victor Morrel?"
This broke her down." "I had nothing
to do with It," she cried, "ne was Jeal
ous of the American. Do not bring
me to the guillotine, I beseech you."
I turned to the prefect of police.
"The case is In your bands," I said.
"Find Victor Morrel."
"Where Is M. Morrel?" he asked of
"Oh, I do not know! Spare me!" '
"Take her away," said the officer to
the gendarme. "She will finish her ca
reer on the guillotine."
This was too much for her fidelity to
her lover. "I do not know where he
is," she said. "Yesterday he was in
That evening Morrel was arrested In
Marseilles and brought to Mentone for
trial. He put on a bold front, feeling
sure that there were no witnesses of
"M. Morrel," asked the prosecuting
attorney, "why were you so foolhardy
as to leave the figure 8 on the heart of
the man yon killed?" -" N
MI did not," the prisoner exclaimed,
"It looked like the letter S. but had
you completed it you would have made
an 8 of it."
The prosecutor held up the murdered
man's coat, on which had been cut the
letter S. The prisoner fell back, clutch
ing bis hair and moaning:
"I must have been drunk.
It auoeared later .that.be had been
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SPRING WASH FABRIC OPENING
We will le ready to show vou the exceptionally 'smart'" collec
tion of Spring and Summer Wash Fabrics in these parts. In intro
ducing our New Wash Cowls for 11)02 we wish to call especial atten
tion to two important facts:
FIRST We have sjecially endeavored this year to surpass our
previous efforts, not only in maintaining our leadership as a line im
jHjrted and domestic Wash Coods Sjecialty Store, but by introducing
as fine Wash Fabrics as France, Cerniany, England and our own looms
produce none liner shown anywhere.
SECOND Our line this season is so much more extensive and far
ahead of anything we have heretofore attempted that its simply im
possible to picture the exquisite daintiness and colorings in this space.
Hence this opening, and you are cordially invited to7-all and inspect
this superb collection whether you intend "buying 6r not.
Some of the leading things lesides an enormous variety of stylos in
Figured Dimities, Figured Batistes, Figured Lawns, Swisses, etc.,
ranging in price at 5c, Sc, 10c, 121c, 15c, liUv 25C
EMBROIDERED BATISTES 45 inches wide in Ulue, Fink, lilack.
Tan, White, Halio, Lavender, goods some have on!y one dress pat
tern in a piece, none over two very exclusive these," Q Cfl
price yc, up to, per yard ..$LiOU
LACE INSERTION NOVELTIES Something entirely new. A silk
and mercerized cotton cloth, with 8 rows insertion 3? "inch wide, with
lfi rows hemstitching. We have it in white ground with black in
sertion, gray with white, blue and pink witbrwhite.
the price, per yard
TUCKED AND HEMSTITCHED CHAMBRAY In pink, blue,
tan ami helio. l'lain fabric, lint a leauty for waists ami
dresses. The price . . . . '; .....
Other swell no eTt ieViMl"u "Vlie XiVette liroehie. l':inain:i Suitings,
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drinking heavily and was unconscious
of cutting the mark ho was accustom
ed to leave on those he worsted in
fencing. He was convicted, and befcre
I left France he was taken out of jail
one morning before daylight and guil
lotined. ALAN JAY rOXDIR.
A IHp Mystery.
A deep mystery why women endure
backache, headache, nervousness,
sleeplessness, melancholy, fainting
and dizzy spells when thousands have
proved that Electric bitters will
quickly cure such troubles. "I suf
fered for years with kidney trouble,"
writes Mrs. Phelw? I'herley, of l'etcr
son, la., " and a lame back pained me
so I could not dress myself, but Elec
tric Bitters wholly cured me, and, al
though 73 years old. I now am able to
do all my houswork" It overcomes
constipation, improves appetite, gives
perfect health. . Only 50o at Hartz &
Ullemewer's drug store.
An Empire Sold at Auction.
The Itoiuan empire was cuce scld to
the highest bidder. Ou the death of
Pertinax in I'M the I'nrtorian guards
put up the empire for sale by auction,
and, after an animated competition be
tween Sulpician aud Julian, It was
knocked down to the latter fcr 0,250
drachmas. The I'omaus held auctions
of various kinds, the proceedings be
ing much the same in nil cases. The
auctlo sub hasta. which was a sale of
plunder, was held under a spear stuck
In the ground. The mngistc-r auctiouis,
or auctioneer, was chosen from among
the argentarli. or money changers,. and
his assistants were the cashiers.
" KING'S EVIL "
Those old English Kings
made history. Those old En
glish Kings were fast livers.
Those old English Kings got
One disease became so com
mon to them as to be called
14 King's evil a royal disease.
It is now among us the well
known scrofula. Those old
English Kings handed it down,
spread it through the nations,
and here it is.
Too bad Scott's Emulsion
was not made in time for those
Kings. Scott's Emulsion is a
positive cure for King's evil
or scrofula. It heals the sores,
adds strength and flesh and
brings good health.
Well tend yoo a little to try, if yon like.
SCOTT & BOWXE, 409 Pearl treet. New York.
H. J. TOHER.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Teher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main st7
Chicago Dental Company
Genuine stamped CCC Never sold in balk.
sewmre of tne dealer who tries to seu
"some tiling jus as good,"
For Painless Dentistry
Call and have your teeth exam
ined free. We will tell you what
your filling or crowning will cosjt
before the work is commenced.
Sets of teeth, if you need them,
or if your old ones do not fit call
on us and we guarantee a fit. Our
Thin Elastic Plates do not take
up room in the mouth like the
old ones do, and fit when all oth
ers fail by our method.
Cement Fillings 25C
Silver Fillings SOC
Gold Fillings, $1 and up .C0
Gold Crowns, 4 to 6 4,00
Set of Teeth, $5 and up 5.00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug Store.
HE Fiftieth Anniversary
of the ARGUS Will be
celebrated next month witli
a handsomely illustrated
It will he descriptive of the manifold
advantages of the city and county, an
historic review of our fast developing
resources and will reflect in u substan
tial way the enterprise and public spirit
of th; community.
A representative av ill call on the busi
ness and professional men in relation
to the enterprise.
Thousands of copies of this edition
will be mailed to points outside lioek
Island in order that the city's advan
tages may lt; known wliere'it will do
the most good
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For domestic tise, bathing,
errttr Vrt rl m r nnmncAC ts.ooo years old)
Roman Hol Watei Boiler.
. r r . . . original in Field ColuJU
etc.. is aiioraed. wnere n Museum, cuago.
Hot -Water or Steam System is
used, and at a cost of but a few
cents per day for fuel.
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ien in Doubt Consult the Bes
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Estate of Ke.Lr WaJbelm. deceased
Toe onderniinied banns oeen appointee
executrix of the last will and testament of
Fe lx Walhelm. lato of the county of Rock
Island atate of Illinois, deceased, hereby glrta
notice that she will appear before the uoun;y
court of Rock Isiiind county, at the coumj
mrurt roou. In the city of Rock Island, at
tie Mareb term, on the first Monday In
March next, at which time all person
bavins- claims against said estate are notified
and requested to attend for the purpose of
havlna- the same adjusted. All persons In
debted to aald estate are requested to make
Immediate payment to the 3ersi(jned .
Dated this Mtn aay or January A- u. -
Jus-rut Wa ueim. Executrix.
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VARICOCELE is a frequent cause
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treat months with others when we
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Visit our office and wo will le
pleased to show you the linest electri
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vite comparison. Twenty" years' ex
perience has made Dr. Warsh a master
of the electrical method of curing
chronic diseases. Electricity is the
most powerful curative agent known
in all. Diseases Peculiar to Women,
Catarrh, Nervous Exhaustion. Rheum
atism, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Constipa
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Palpitation of the Heart, etc., etc.
THE THOUSANDS we have cured
during our eight years in Davenport
must prove to you that our cures are
There are few doctors that have the
ability to cure chronic, diseases. You
must remember that over 60 self
called specialists have located during
the past few years in the tri-cities and
have made extravagant claims to cure
chronic diseases, and they all have
left behind them broken promises and
failures. Therefore, if you want to
insure yourself against loss of money
and obtain health, consult Dr. Walsh,
for he has lx?en long tried and has
proven a success when others have
failed. Remciukf it pays to consult
the best iirst.
Only curable diseases taken. If you
cannot call write. Hundreds cured
Hours: 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 p. m.,
Sundays, 11:30 to 1:30 p. xn.
Office, McCutlough Building, 124 West Third Street,
Dr. J. E. WaJsh. ,
J F. Robinson, President.
L. D. MDDGK, Vice President.
H. E. Casts kl, Cashier.
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e act as executor of and trustee ttnder Wills, Adminisrator, guardian
and conservator of estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvten , estates
non-residents ; women, invalids and others.
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