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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1902.
Published Dally andlWeekly at 16M Second
Avenue, Rock Island, I1L Entered at the
Poitofflce as Secona-ciasa matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Have real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock sland county.
Friday, September 19.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN lu PICKERING.
GEORGE W. DUDDLESTON.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
ANSON I. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
E. S. MAXWELL,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Kepresentative, Fourteenth Dis
trict, THOMAS A. MARSHALL.
For State Senator,
J. F. EG AN.
For Representative, Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM R. MOORE.
For County Judge,
For County Clerk,
GEORGE W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
Marv MacLane savs she does not in
tend to write another book. Mary is
not so bad as she painted herself.
No less distinguished a republican
than President Roosevelt realizes now
what it is to fail to catch the speak
Of course Tom Piatt was not forced
into a Koosevelt indorsement. He is
too wise to allow such a thing to hap
pen to him.
It is estimated that Ihe anthracite
strike has cost $100,000,000. Perhaps
if this loss fell on the operators, in
stead of the public, there would be
The negro republicans in Alabama
who were turned down by the state
convention of the party begin now to
appreciate how they have been sad
filed, bridled and ridden for the last
thirty-odd years. Jt is late, but live
While Morgan is engaged in the phil
anthropic work of raising $1,000,000
for the christ ionization of the Phil
ippines a noble work he might take
a moment to reflect that a little chris
tianitv in the Pennsylvania coal re
gions would be good.
Why Henderson Kicked Over the
wumip.ie leiegrapn-ricram: ine
retirement of Speaker Henderson is
Indieved in Washington to be due t-'
n combination of circumstances for
eign to those which were offered by
the speaker in explanation of his act
He says that he differs with his con
stituents on the question of amending
the tariff for the purpose of breaking
the power of the trusts. Those who
have followed the public career of the
speaker do not believe it. would Ik?
possible for him to differ from his
constituents on any question if he
had the remotest idea that by agree
ing with them he could be re-elected.
For the last three years it has leeii
a notorious fact that Speaker Hender
son has been losing ground in his
own district. The- same cause thr.t
led liiin to break friendship of long
standing in Washington after he be
came speaker contributed to increase
his unpopularity in the Third Iowa
district, which he has represented in
the house for eighteen years. Ha
permitted himself to get out of touch
with the politicians who control ti e
machine of the district.
It s Up to Mars.
Following along the line of reason
ing inaugurated by Prof. Hough
about the planet Mars, we may expect
communication from Mars to earth
most any time, but communication
from earth to Mars is many thou
sands of years hence, if ever. Taking
the theory that Mars is inhabitated
by sentient beings like men of this
earth, the Martians must be thou
sands of years further advanced in
the study of astronomy and astrono
mical research than this world.
Hence if with their handicap of so
many thousands of years of research,
the Martians have not been able to
communicate with the earth, we who
are so far behind Mars in intellectual
advancement, according to Prof.
Hough, can never expect to commu
nicate with Mars first. So it is up to
Mars to break the ice. Anything is
possible now. Yet we cannot think
that Mars is so far ahead of us as
Prof. Hough would have it be. It is
too bad that we cannot hope to speak
to Mars first, but we can't if Prof.
Hough is right.
Who knows but that the Martians
know all about the earth now and
that we are so far behind the times
thej- won't lower themselves to-sjeak
Prof. Hough may be all right, but
lots of people "are from Missouri"
when it comes to figuring out how in
telligent the Martians are, even under
the theory of evolution.
Some Questions for Henderson.
(Sen. Henderson, speaker of the
house of representatives in the .17th
congress and who refuses to run
against the veteran of democracy,
Horace Hoies in criticising the plat
form adopted by the republicans of
his state, is credited with the state
ment that there are no tariff duties
that "shelter monopoly." The New
York World asks him some pertinent
questions, as for example:
How does (len. Henderson account
for the fact, shown by current price
lists of exporters, that the trust-
made plows cost the American farm
er $14 and the foreign farmer $12.C0"
Is not the steel and iron monopolv
sheltered" alike from public protest
and from danger of loss by a tariff
that, on the sworn testimony of
resident Schwab, allows the trust to
sell steel rails for $23 a ton in Europe
(and pay the transportation charges
to a market) while American buyers
are charged a ton."
Uarbed wire costs American con
sumers $3 per 100 pounds, but for
eigners only three-fourths as much.
American axes (the best in the
world, it is granted) can be had in
Kurope for $7.20 a dozen, but in this
country cost $S.2.".
Englishmen can have American
knives on their tables, and very good
ones they are. that cost them only
$12 per gross, but Americans must
pay $1.1 per gross for the same arti
cle. A European seamstress or house
wife can get an American sewing ma
chine of the best make for $7 less
than her American sister must pay.
The World pertinently asks if such
duties "are not sheltering monopoly
what are they sheltering" Certainly
not the American people."
Hoies can ask Henderson these and
hundreds of similar questions as to
meats, for instance and Henderson
will answer with platitudes or pleas
for "prosperity and protection."
THEY WHO ARE WISE
Those who are wise hold tightly love
. and lover.
And over all life's ills philosophize:.
They never deeply feel least they dis
cover The pain at cares of life, the tears
They who are wise love many, dear,
Love one too much, since, venturing
so, there lies
The chances that hearts may faith
less prove, and ever
One mourn, while days go by, the
They who are wise would dream it
all a blunder
To find life mirrored in one pair
What would they think of all my
dreams? I wonder,
For, dear, too well 1 know, I am
not too wise.
Gussie Packard DulJois.
Chicago, Sept. 1.1.
A Parson's Noble Act.
"I want all the world to know,"
writes Rev. C. J. Budlong, of Asha
way, It. I., "what a thoroughly good
and reliable medicine I found in
Electric Bitters. They cured me of
jaundice and liver troubles that bad
caused me great suffering for many
years. For a genuine, all-around
cure they excel anything I ever saw."
Electric Bitters are the surprise of
all for their wonderful work in liver,
kidney and stomach troubles. Don't
fail to try them. Only 50 cents. Sat
isfaction is guaranteed by Hartz &
Beware of the Knife.
No profession has advanced more
rapidly of late than surgery, but it
should not be used except where ab
solutely necessary. In cases of piles,
for example, it is seldom needed. De-
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures quick
ly and permanently. Unequalled for
cuts, burns, bruises, wounds, skin dis
eases. Accept no counterfeits. "I
was so troubled with bleeding piles
that I lost much blood and
strength," saj-s J. C. Phillips, Paris,
111. "DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cur
ed me in a short ime." Soothes and
heals. All druggists.
A New Jersey Editor's Testimonial-
M. T. Lynch, editor of the Phillips-
burg, N. J., Daily Post, writes: "I
have used many kinds of medicines
for coughs and colds in my family,
but never anything so good as Foley's
Honey and Tar. I cannot say too
much in praise of it." Sold by all
To cure torpid liver, constipation,
loss of appetite, biliousness, and all
other complaints of the liver, stomach,
or bowels,, take Liver-Lax. A 23 cent
little liver pilL Pleasant to take.
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist.
DAILY SHORT STORY
An Episode of the
Catskill Mountain House
The Tillage of Puleuville Is situated
at the foot of the Catskill mountains.
Looking upward to the west one sees,
some 11,000 feet above, the Mountuin
House, while to the eust is an undulat
ing country, through which flows the
Hudson, with the Berkshire hills far
beyond. The town, being at the mouth
of the Kuaterskill cove, is frequently
treated to the cooler uir of the moun
tains, which is -sucked down through
this natural channel.
I was sending some time there dur
ing the season of IS, occasionally
making excursions to the Mountain
House by means of a cable incline ele
vator something like a mile and a half
iu length. One morning I announced
my intention to take this trip and was
asked if I would permit a gentleman
to accompany me who was not lu good
health. I assented and was introduced
to a spare man, with an intellectual
head, and I Judged from his eye that
he might be troubled with insomnia.
We walked a mile through a pine
grove to the foot of the elevator, chat
ting by the way, my companion appar
ently invigorated by the bracing air
,and making himself decidedly agreea
ble. We stepped into the elevator and sat
down with our faces to the plane. The
conductor telephoned the engineer on
the mountain, and we moved slowly
out of the station. The day was su
perb, the air clear as a crystal. The
ascent at first is gradual, but as we
rose above the tops of the trees the
sweep of country before us to our right
and left began to unfold like a stere
optieon view upon a screen.
"Finer' exclaimed my companion, his
eyes lighting with enthusiasm. "How
high do we go?"
"Two thousand feet above the river,"
"Two thousand? I wish It were ten
thousand, twenty thousand. I would
like to see this view from the sky."
"You will see it from an elevation
best suited for you to enjoy it."
There was a monotonous rolling of
the iron wheels as we rose steadily, the
view passing through the same changes
as from a balloon. Now the river,
some dozen miles distant, came into
view far to the north, disappearing far
to the south. There were patches of
farm and wood land, low hills divided
by valleys, lines of timber indicating
streams, meadows and villages, all re
posing in the sunlight, yet not a sound
rising far or near.
"Do you know," said my companion,
turning upon me a pair of eyes bril
liant from excitement, "that were it
not for the continuous grinding of
these wheels I could fancy myself in
space between the stars, where there
is absolute stillness. Absolute still
ness," he reieated "that means death."
Knowing that he was - in delicate
health and that it was not best for hhu
to excite himself, I spoke of the bit
of engineering involved in building the
elevator, but he did not appear to heed
me, and as we passed the last steep
passage cut through the ledge at the
top he became restless, now and again
rising from his seat and landing over
the rail at his side. I was somewhat
relieved when Ave left the car and
mounted the steps leading to the Moun
Fassiug through the hall on the
ground floor, we stepped out at the
front and stood upon a piazza. My
companion advanced to the edge of the
ledge and stood looking out upon the
"Now that we are here," he said,
turning uimjii me a pair of eyes from
which now, for the first time, I re
alized a diseased brain looked out, "I
will tell you what I have come here
for. I am going to Jump off the ledge."
I am a small man, not more than 5
feet 5 inches In height, and not espe
cially muscular. My lunatic though a
spare man, was tall and of large
frame. If I attempted to hold him, he
would Inevitably drag me over with
him. One glance about us told me that
there was not a single Ijeing in sight.
I looked wistfully at the door through
which we had left the hotel, hoping,
praying that some one would appear,
though if any one had appeared I
qnestion if I could have made my sig
nals understood. Besides, none but a
resolute man would have cared to in
terfere with a lunatic on the verge of
that precipice. The idea of deserting
him thrust Itself upon me, but not as
practicable. The finger of scorn that
would be pointed at me" for the rest of
my life, to say nothing of my own
manhood and pride, was quite enough
to deter me from this cowardly course.
These considerations occupied but a
few seconds, but In these few seconds
my course was decided upon.
"If you are going to Jump off the
ledge," I said, "it would be a pity to
do so before I have had an opportunity
to show you a far greater attraction
than this view."
I spoke the words slowly. In the
meantime edging my way to a position
between him and the edge of the rock,
and before he could make a move I
had sprung upon him like a wildcat
and with a vigor born of ' desperation
had pushed him back to the piazza and
then on through the door into the hall,
where I called for help.
Since then I do not care to go to the
edge of that precipice, though I have
been there several times. The incident
I have told you happened many years
ago, and, though I know the rock is of
the same width as then, every time I
see It I am Impressed with the belief
that it has grown narrower till at last
the space between the hotel and its
edge seems too narrow for safety. So
It was with my companion. He drew
nearer to suicide till at last he suc
ceeded. CLARENCE STORMS S DIALER.
Lb TRACK RAGES.
September 23, 24, 25 and 26, 1902
Horses with records
g Best track in the
Good, Clean Sport.
I. L. SEARS, Sec'y,
For Over Sixty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teetning. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 23
cents a bottle.
P. J. Kennedy's Universal
Success, the Swedish Dialect
With Nelse Erickson, of Kul
lagunnarstop, as Yon, inter
preted by a splendid com
pany of players car load of,
The breaking of the lop Jam
QTjtTP Lumber camp In miilwim.tr
r r-i i The tunny Irish widow
The Lumbermen's quartet
Prices 25c, 50c and 75c.
Seat sale opens Thursday at the Illinois
DlRlCTION CriAMBCRLIN. KINDT ACOriPANY.
Saturday Night, Sept. 20. -Lincoln
THE FLAMING ARROW
Introducing the World's Only Indian
40 A Special Ilig Cast of 40
(Jenuine Indian Brass Band
4 Superbly Trained Horses
A Carload of Scenery and Accessories
Prices 25. 35 and 50 cents.
DlRlCTION Ct1AnBERI.IN.Kl NOT A COrtPANV.
Sunday, Sept. 21.
The Acknowledged Grand Mas
ter of Farce Comedy
CHAELES H. BOYLE
. in His Latest Comedy Master-,
THE STAR BOARDER
Clean Comedians. Pretty Girls.
All that is Enjoyable in Polite
Vaudeville. Boston Symphony
Scats selling at Illinois Smoker.
Prices, 25c, 35c, 50c.
DinlCTION CnAMMCRUN.KlNDT A. COMPANY.
Tuesday, Sept. 23.
THE BIG MKLO-DKAMAT1C FKAST
A new and modern stage story
A romantic love tale; Also embodying Sen
sational features ana situations oi
A NEW PLAY
Exploiting the most thrilling happen
ings indulged in by those famous
THE (iKKAT BLUE CUT" TRAIN
The most natural train effect ever produced
A MARVEL IX SCENIC SPLENDOR
AND MASSIX ftXESS. EVERY ACT
Prices: lac, 25c. 15c and 50c. Seits on sale
west. Four days of
This is Simply
to remind you that we aj.;9 sup
plying towols to the principal
business houses, offices, barber
shops, etc., in the three cities
and can supply your wants in
that line in a more satisfactory,
convenient and economical
manner than you can have it
done elsewhere. This is the
modern way of getting your
toilet supplies, and if you are
not already a customer call us
up and we will be glad to call
and tell you all about it.
Tri-City Towel Supply Co.,
409 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa.
Guarnteed not to
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"Everybody Knows the Boys"
The new and fashionable clothing
store the leaders in fashions in
cluding the very latest designs in
TOP COATS, OVERCOATS AND SUITS
Everything new from one end ot
the store to the other. For your
next suit and overcoat come and
see us and you will lx; sure of get
ting the latest.
r 1610 1-2 Second Avenue.
p If yon will call ,-it this office
g will le convinced Hint yon ilon t
0 ,Vu ay our price you will
g can jjive you plates for $:, Crowns
you know that you cannot get a
crown that is as good as the one you pay more for.
THINK BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
XOW. it will pay you to call before going to other oflices.
The question is before you. Do you want something for nothing or
are you willing to pay a fair price and get good work?
5()c to $1
. .."0e to $1
..r.0e to $l..r)0
. .?! to $2.50
0 1'latinn fillinrs
S Cold l'latina fillings
(old fillings from ?1 to $3
KcopU with coupons can have
Open every evening and Sundays. Telephone 292 Drown.
Weyerhaviser L Bergstrom.
CONTKACTOKS AMU BD1LUKKS.
Specialty in hard wood linishing and veneer flooring. Jobbing
will be "done promptly. Work guaranteed satisfactory.
Shop Thirty-second Street and Fourteenth A venae. Phone 157 9 Wilt
Overcoats. Overcoats. Overcoats.
We have 2."0 overcoats on hand that will sell at a great bargain. First
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CKIAS I'AVYX SHOP, 320 Twentieth street. Telephone 063 l'.rown. Open
from 7 a. m. to 9:30 p. m.
STYLES NOW READY
See the new
will do well to look over
fore buying elsewhere
See that Patent Calf,
Joseph F. Schneider,
1712 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
before you start your work, you
want any cheap work tlont
pet good work that will last
for the same as others ifive, but
plate at that price or a 22 K. gold
llridge work from $3 a tooth to .?3
Cleaning Teeth from 50e to $1
Logan Crown from $1 to
Uichmond Crown from. to $S
22K Cold crown $: to $7
$6 to $20.
their time extended if they call at
Means new papering time and
both are here. Fall decorative
ideas are always the prettiest.
The most decorative line of artis
tic and practical wall papers is to
be found at our store. Then
priceB are also an added induce
ment. You should call at our
store before buying.
Paridon CSL Son
417 Seventeenth St.
Patent Calf Enamel.
our line of shoes be
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