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THE ARGKU8, Til U BSD AY, FEB RUABY 2G 1903.
THE AUG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16M Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111. Entered at the
Poatofflce aa Second-dasa matter.)
BT THE J. TO. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 centa per week. Weekly,
00 per year in advance.
All communications of political or argnmen
tatlTe character, political or religious, most
bare real name attached for publication. No
4acn articles will be printed oyer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Bock Island county.
Thursday, February 2i.
L. T. Yearg-iu. who is better known
as "Nixie," has withdrawn from the
race for t-ircuit jmlg-e in Coles county.
He is editor of the Oakland Ledger,
and was formerly city editor of The
Andrew Carnegie has -promised to
visit Hooker T. Washington's school
at Tuskejree and there is a su.-puion
that he will allow this institution to
assist him in his strenuous effort to
escape the disgrace of dying- rich.
Coin oil is becoming an important
modut t. Over J.OOO.OOO trillions, worth
$1,281,000, were exported for the nine
months ending- March '51, 1002. This
is corn oil as distinguished from corn
iuice; the exports, of the latter pro-
itm-t a ii-' fonsiderablv in excess of
Information conies from Washing
ton that txperimcnts are being made
at the department of agriculture
which have in view the possibility of
developing a "race of featherless
chickens. A typographical error in
one of our exchanges causes the item
to read "fatherless" chickens.
Hetty (ireen doesn't mind an occa
sional jolt from the ulpit. so long as
her check is good. And Hetty has a
perfect right to carry her lunch in a.
satchel if she wants to; it s just as
good 'form as though she toted it
around in an imitation "I.ullseye"
camera, the way some people do.
We believe that it was given out
enrly in the session of the present
vongress that it was to be a busy and
a business one. Intelligent research
will "be needed to prove that this
promise was carried out. Ihe big-
pest part of the sesion has been em
ployed by the majority "In" trying to
dodge "promises made in the national
"Freak legislation" has been the or
der of things in many state legisla
tures in session in various states this
winter. Solons have been fighting
everything on the inap from football
to osculation. Some of them have even
been fighting booze. (This applies
two ways.) A bill i now before Ihe
Minnesota legislature which holds
that, no oscillatory privileges would
be legal in that staie except the pure
ly germless kiss. The freak bills are
gettiirg worse each year anf there is
much work for the fool killer in every
Fate of the Cuban Treaty.
Washington correspondents are
agreed that there is little hope for
the passage of the Cuban treaty at
this session of congress. The victory
of the president in securing the pas
sage of a harmless anti-trust law is
sadly dimmed in his failure to induce
the senate to agree to pass the treaty
agreed ujwin with the young repub
lic. The power of the president is iu
The 'same influences which are op
posed to the ratification of the treaty
would be first to complain and deal in
bitter incentive if Cuba should ac
cept the templing propositions mede
by Germany for a recirrocity treaty.
It will be remembered that Cuba ac
cepted the conditions prescribed in
the Piatt amendment to the Cuban
constitution on the strength of the
late President McKinley's assurance
that tariff concessions would be
granted her exports. Mr. MeKinley
firnily intended putting forth the ef
fort necessary to make his word good.
Hut before he could execute his prom
ise death ended his career and the ob
ligation of fulfilling the debt of honor
devolved, on President Hoosevelt. The
latter has earnestly striven to get a
measure of concession but he has
been thwarted and in one instance he
has bowed to the trust influences
that dominate the United States sen
ate. The bill carrying the 20 per cent
reduction on Cuban sugar,-introduced
in the house at the last session was
amended to provide also for the 're
moval of the differential on refined
sugar. This bill was passed by the
house but the senate never took. it
up because the influence of the refined
sugar trust was sufficient to prevent
its consideration. Congress adjourn
ed and Cuba continued to suffer from
the unfair tariff discrimination levied
against her. The assurance was of
fered by the republican press during
last fall's campaign and by the party's
leaders that the concession would be
granted this session. The matter
came up thi time in the form of a
reciprocity treaty framed by the state
departments of Cuba and the United
States. Although: he exerted the' full
measure of his influence the presi-
dent lias failed it; induce the senate to
pass the treaty.
The Trust Legislation;
Republican newspapers have had a
good deal to say about the fidelity of
the republican party in fulfilling its
promises to enact anti-trust measures
and they point to the publicity feat
ure of the bill that was passed as an
effective remedy for the existing evils
resulting: Trom the great combines,
says the Quincy Journal. This would
be amusing if it were not melancholy
as. an indication of the estimate of
those newspajers as to the amount of
What do the trusts care for that
publicity feature? Has the Standard
Oil company been affected in any way
by the measure? Last week the direc
tors of that concern declared the usu
al dividend of 20 per cent for the
quarter -and the stock on the curb
market rose five or six points to near
the highest price reached in a year.
The anti-trust legislation, so-called.
has riot had the slightest effect upon
that or any other trust. A trnst that
pays a quarterly dividend of 20 per
cent, or at the rate of 80 per cent a
year, continuing along its usual lines
unaffected, is sufficient evidence that
it has no fear as to the situation.
As was pointed out in the Journal
some weeks ago, the trusts will make
known just as much as is prudent aud
no more, of their methods and their
profits. If necessary, they will burn
their, records, bribe officials and
courts or do anything on earth that
is necessary to cover up their criinin
al acts and perpetuate their work of
spoliation and plunder.
A combination of men that limit
output and fix prices regardless of
the laws of supply and demand, and
do this when men, women and chil
dren are suffering, are starving or
freezing to death for want of food
or fuel, is capable of any kind of du
plicity and fraud to accomplish its
purposes -and it is simply an insult to
the common intelligence of the peo
ple of this eountry-to throw as a sop
to Cerberus, such a piece of legisla
tion as passed congress the other day.
A Modern Babel.
Over forty separate, distinct, and
indistinct languages are spoken by
residents of ' Chicago, according to
data tabulated by, Prof. Carl Darling
Kuck, of the Lniversity of Chicago.
This number is exclusive of the
Indiana "twang," Adian s-lang. ami
the ragtime dialect of the levee.
Fourteen languages besides alleged
Knglish are spoken by permanent
colonists of more than 10.000 persons
each, and newspapers appear regu
larly in ten different lingoes. Some of
the publishers get out a paper daily.
some weekly, some triweekly, and
others try' only onl-e a month. They
all get to it after a while, however,
and one can get the news dished up
to his liking if he has sufficient pa
tience. "The linguistic situation, which " ob
tains in Chicago." says Prof. Uuck
"is an unparalleled babel of foreign
tongues. With all due respects to the
claims of Constantinople. Cairo. Lon
don, and other cosmopolitan centers
Chicago proves to be the modern ba
Vrof. Ibick has made an extensive
investigation along this line, and has
resided temporarily in the various
colonies of the city, in order that his
information might be verified.
In spite of the multiplicity of ton
goes, and the facility of expression
of some of them, the ordinary citizen
is at a loss sometimes for words
which to properly clothe a knock
against his most popular complaint.
SIXTEEN YEARS OF CATARRH
Well Known MMS&)fusetts Woman Cored
How to cure catarrh has been a
problem in medicine for many years
that was not solved until the discov
ery of Hyomei. This remarkable treat
ment makes it possible for anyone to
breathe in an air at home which is
almost identical .with that of the Adi
rondacks, the Carolinas or other
health resorts where the air is im
pregnated with healing balsams from
health-giving trees and plants.
Simply place a little Hyomei in the
inhaler Which comes with everv out
fit, breathe jt occasionally during the
day and benefit will be seen from its
use for only two or three times, while
perseverance for a few days or weeks
will effect a complete cure of even
the worst case of catarrh.
Mrs. Klvira E. I!. (Jibson, who holds
a responsible position in the great
dry goods store of Jordan, Marsh &
Co., of Host on, wrote in April: "I had
catarrh for 20 yearn, and the last 10
years (all of which time has been
passed in this great establishment) I
suffered fearfullj-. One-half dozen
handkerchiefs per day would be used
It extended to my throat; Ihe base of
my tongue was badly affected. I con
stantly kept in my mouth cardamon
seeds, or some such breath purifier
I could not sleep with my mouth clos
ed. 1 began using nyomei in Decern
ber and in two weeks I was entirely
and now, after four months and no
return of the disease, i can say, per
manently cured. The head of this
firm, Mr. Jordan, indorses this state
T. II. Thomas has sold hundreds of
Hyomei outfits, consisting of an in
halei? a medicine droppetajid a bot
tle of Hyomei, and with every pur
chase has given his personal guaran
tee to refund the money if Hyomei
did not cure. lie will still sell the
treatment on that plan and'every ca
tarrh sufferer ought to take'advan
tage of his fair proposition.
All - the. news all the time The
Argus. . -, . , .
DAILY SHORT STORY
Control of Circumstances.
Copyright. 1902. by the S. S. McClure
Billy Burton, alias "ICid" Burton,
was facing a situation that even he,
philosopher though he was, admitted
was unpleasant. Indicted for murder
in the first degree, with ufchain of cir
cumstantial evidence tlintwas without
a flaw, locked securely In a uewly
built Jail, with no means oJ escape and
no pal within a thousand pnilea to fur
nish such means, it wasj but natural
that he should mutter tojulniself that
he had "gone de pace aial must walk
de plank for. it." Yet hot accepted his
fate with stoicism that was admira
ble. Always expecting arrest and
dreading detection, he '.had come to
consider that the events which consti
tuted his life must uaturally and nec
essarily terminate upon, the gallows.
And now that the blow) had fallen he
accepted it resignedly.
The door swung open, aud John Nar
vall, attorney at law, stepped Inside.
The warden locked the door and left
For a moment each man stood meas
uring the other. "Narvall saw a man
of great physical strength, whose bet
ter nature had been warped by cir
cumstances. Burton saw a slight, ath
letic man of perhrTps twenty-three or
twent3-four, with pale, aristocratic fea
tures and an inscrutable countenance.
Burton was in the presence of a supe
rior aud realized It.
These two were- representatives of
the extremes of society.
"I sent fer you. guv'ner, to see what
you could do fer ine. You see. It's like
dese: I'm slightly up against It dls
time aud" began Burton, but Xar
vall stopped, h!ui.
"Wait and let lue state your case to
you. You are indicted for murder in
the first degree. The evidence is all
against you. asd you haven't n single
witness. Too indictment states that
you administered poison to your late
employer, Mr. Hartford. The poison
was nitric add, and the prosecutiug at
torneys have in their possession half a
lottle of the acid left which will be
introduced as evidence."
"Dat'a straight, guv'ner."
'And. now, will you pay ine $3,000
If I have you acquitted''"
"Don't jolly me, guv'uer. You .know
it can't be did. I'ro got de swag all
right: but, say, swag. don't go wid dat
judge ner .wid de jury dat'.s to try me.
"I don't bribe jndges and juries,"
paid Narvall coldly. "Will you pay me
"Yes. but say"
"Then that closes our business. And,
now, listen. 1 will not see you again
uiiMl your caw comes up for trial. It
Ih set for next Wednesday, six days
from today. No matter what I do at
that trial, you are not to show sur
prise." Narvall turned and called to
"Just er minute, guv'ner. Do you
b'lleve I'm guilty?"
"The Judge aud jury will decide that.
My duty is not to determine whether
or not you are guilty, but to establish
your inuoceace." He turned and walk
The six days passed by slowly to
Burtcu. At times he thought that aft
or all Narvall must have been "jolly
ing" him, but in the end the first im
pression of him .till remained.
'At last the day for which his trial
was set arrived. lie was taken into
the courtroom and his case called. The
jury was drawn and Impaneled and
the witnesses for the state were exam
ined. Every lota of the testimony was
against Burton. When the state solic
itor rose to make the opening argu
ment, the net of circumstances that
surrounded Burton was without a bro
ken strand. Not a man on the jury
doubted that he was guilty. The state
solicitor ended with a smile of trl
uniph. This would be one more con
viction to his credit.
Then Narvall rose. He was slightly
paler than usual, but a faint smile
hovered about the corners of his
"IC it please your honor and gentle
men of the jury. In the face of such evi
dence as has been introduced I have
but one argument to make. They tell
you that deceased died from the ef
fects of half tho contents of this hot
tie, administered by the defendant."
He picked up the little vial atid looked
at it thoughtfully. "And now, gentle
men, if that be so it must necessarily
follow that the . remaining contents
will have the same effect upon a hu
man being as the other half is alleged
to have had. This, I assert, it will not
do." Every ear was strained to catch
his speech: every eye was fixed on
Narvall's cold, inscrutable face. No one
6awthe small capsule that slipped from
between Narvall's fingers into the vial
"Yes, in spite of the fact that learned
chemists have testified to the contrary,
I say that this is not poison. And now
for the proof" He raised the vial to
his lips, and before the astonished at
torney, who sprang forward, could
reach him he had drained every drop,
A low murmur of horror went up
from the crowd without the bar. A
stillness as of death reigned for a few
moments and wa broken by the calm.
collected voice of Narvall:
"Gentlemen, if within half an hour
I am dead of course the defendant Is
guilty; otherwise you can but acquit
An hour later, when the Jury had
brought in a verdict of "not guilty.
Burton pressed forward and extended
his hand to Narvall. The latter stared
at it coldly.
"I guess you're right, cuv'ner,' said
Burton." "You're a gentleman."
I - ? . o. A. LANii
We Have It!
No matter what you are look
ing for in the way of fancy gro
ceries you will always find it
here. Our line of fruits and
vegetables is the most complete
in the city. . '
Celery. Green onions.
Parsley. Head Lettuce,
Oyster Plant. Egg Plant,
Brussei Sprouts New Peas.
Leaf Lettuce. Turnips.
Cauliflower. Wax Beans,
Mushrooms, Carrots, Beets,
Spinach. Sweet Potatoes,
Spanish Onions, Leek,
Kohl Kabi, Pie Plant,
Bermuda Onions, Egg Plant,
Eating and Coofcing Apples
Oranges. Florida Oranges
Poultry and Fish.
Dressed Chickens Fresh Fish
Turkeys. Ducks. Geese.
Canned Oysteri. Bulk Oysters
Spring Chickens dressed to order
1620 Seaond Ave. Phone 1031.
Nl A T HPS
Fancy Bakery s
is and always was in the hands
of the people and we are their
servants, and ever ready to
serve you with the most palat
able Confections Bakery
Goods. Ice Cream
Try our homemade Chocolate
Dipped Kisses, something new
and delicious. Give us your
trade and you'll not be disap
pointed. ALWAYS THE LEADERS IN OUR
... LINE. , .
I YjLa.LlJi9 Second Av
Enjoyed By All
record of Arndt's Havana Sec
onds. Not much wonder when
von know what they are made
Don't Be Fooled
by. taking something else rec
ommended us being "just as
good." While you are here look
over our line of smokers' arti
cles. There are many things
here you'll not find elsewhere.
S. Til. Arndt & Co.,
1706 Second Avenue.
BENOS TON'S BLOCK.
IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.
livery article laundered here tells
its own story. The work is so ar
tistic, so beautiful in color and
finish, that it needs no word of
praise from us. All jou have to do
is to look on a shirt front, collar,
cuff, or anything' laundered here,
and it tells plaintly that it was
"done iip" at this laundry, as noth
ing approaches our work either in
beauty of color or finish.
Twelfth St, Fifth Ave.
DmtcTiON Cham re run. Kin ota. Company.
Friday, Feb. 27.
Hall Caine's great success and power
ful play, in a prologue and
LIEIlLKll & CO., MAXAllKRS.
40 s PEOPLE 40
Including an excellent cast. Special
Scenery, accesorics and detail of
perfection as has characterized the
product ion everywhere.
rrice.s: $1, 75, 50 and II. cents.
Sale of tickets at the Illinois Smo
ker Thursdav morning.
Sunday, March I.
.lules Murry presents the
youni- American actor,
In Haddon Chambers" de
A DAINTY A.ND 1MIKTTY
STOKY A15LY TOLD.
1 'rices '.". 50 and 75 cents, l'.ox
seats, $1. 'Seats on sale Saturday
inorn:nj' at the Illinois smoker.
Oirlction Cmamberlin. Kindt A. Company.
One week beifinninj''
Monday, March 2.
15 he Murray
Direction Charles Lamb. J. Rus Smith, Mgr
22 PEOPLE 22
A CAR LOAD-OP . C1AL SI KXI'liV
Present ini' the followin: high-class
repertoire of plays: Nature's Noble
man. Loe and Duty, A Southern
lo'inanee. A Convicts Wife, .lhn
Martin's Secret. Miss Horsey 1'ron
Jersey. Cinderella, Man of Mystery
Novel specialties will be introduced
Special l-'cature: Mons. Dubrc's train
el Monkcvs. TKirs. lints and Cuts
Prices: in. -0 and ::o Cents.
Saturday Matinee: 10 and cents
4True as Steel."
Ladies accompanied by person hold
inr a paid .'JO cent ticket admit ted
free on open in.1; nisrht only.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental New York
Agricultural New York
Traders Ins. Co. Chicag-o, 111.
Union Ins. Co Philadelphia, Ta.
Kockford Ins. Co liockford, 111.
Secur-ty Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co." State of Illinois. Kockford, III.
Office, room 3, Buford block;. Rates
as low as consistent with security.
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
Time-tried Com- ' .
Kates as low as any
can afford. Your
patronage is so
t Are You t
! Undecided t
As to who should do your car-
pet cleaning and lug weaving? J
Let us help you to decide by X
telling you that we have put
X in the latest process for clean- X
ing carpet and rug weaving.
I Z22: TOURTII AVENUE.
TELEPHONE 5001. 5
Gustafson & Hayes, ?
3 The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
0 fThl T"0
SALE OF THE HOCK ISLAND SHOE
..Saturday, Feb. 28..
THE LAST DAY OF THE CLOSING
OUT SALE OF
If you are a woman and are willing to wait on
yourself 5011 can secure your choice of 500 pairs of
ladies' 32.00, S-'-SO and $3.00 Shoes at
50, 75. 98, and $1.18 a pair.
These shoes we have put on tables
with size and price marked on tick
ets. Help yourself and hand over
This Sale For Good Natured Women Only
jOpjosite Hairper Hoise. C.C. Trent. MgrJj
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Dr. S. H. MILLER, M. D. V. g
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
Office and Veterinary Hospital g
H S125 Third Aunot, Kock Island, ID. Bealdene 1818 Fourth Arena O
S" Office hours 7 to 8 ft. m.. 1 to 2 p. m.. 7 to 10 p. m. Central Phones: Office 1409 5
West, Residence leei West. Union Phones: Office 5707, Residence 5397
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Call and look through our new
Fixture Room. jiew stock.
HQ 18th fit.. Phone West 1538
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