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THE ARGUS, "WEDNESDAY, Jl LY 22 1903.
Pa bllsnea Dally and Weekly at 1634 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island. IU. Entered at
toe postofflce as second-class matter.
BY TOE J. W. PUTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cenU per week. Weekly,
1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must have
real name attached tor publication. No
ucn articles -will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island oounty.
Wednesday, July 22. 1903.
It may be that Grover Cleveland is
getting- ready to run for president on
1'oosevelfs platform of large families.
.Rhode. Island is not. fierce enough a
state to even furnish the tail of a
It is no wonder that Washington is
, too hot for many of the public offi
cials. There has been too much "hot
air" there of late.
It is very evident that Mr. Payne
of postoftice fame believes in keeping
all misconduct out of the newspapers.
He takes great pains in not letting
knowledge of official misconduct and
criminality reach the public.
Objects to Judge Gray.
'. Judge George Gray, of Delaware, is
mentioned as an available, democratic
candidate for the presidency. Judge
Gray served with ability in the na
tional senate and rendered the coun
try valuable service as a member of
the anthracite coal commission. His
work in settling the great coal strike
has made him jnipular with the friends
of organized labor.
But the Kockford Star holds Judge
Gra yhas one weakness' that shuts him
out of the possibilities. He is respon
sible for the annexation of the Phil
ippines. As a senator he was appoint
ed on the Paris peace commission.
He wrote to the secretary of state
that he could not agree to accept the
islands- as it would "reverse the ac
cepted continental policy of the coun
try." lie declared against "entang
ling alliances which Washington ami
all American statesmen have protest
ed against." We have "no place for
colonial administration or subject
people in our American system," he
insisted. He said further:
i,"I5ut even conceding all benefits
claimed- for an annexation, we there
by abandon the infinitely greater ben
efit to accrue from acting the part of
a great, powerful and christian na
tion; we exchange the moral grand
eur anil strength to be gained by
keeping our word to nations of the
world, for doubtful material advan
tages and shameful stepping down
from high moral position boastfully
assumed. We should set example in
these respects, not follow in the self
ish and vulgar greed for territory
which Europe has inherited from
medieval times. Our declaration of
war upon Spain was accompanied by
a solemn and deliberate definition of
our purpose. Xow that we have
achieved all and more than our ob
ject, let ns simply keep our word.
This and more, of which I earnestly
ask a reperusal, binds my conscience
ami governs my actions."
Now. says the Star. Judge Gray had
convictions, but he 'a eked the cour
age to put them in force. At a criti
cal moment he. forgot the ''conscience
that binds my action" and reversed
himself. He voted to make the Phil
ippines an American colony and
forced "subject people" to accept a
system of government they did not
A Protected Infant's Account Book.
The latest quarterly report of the
United States Steel corporation shows
that the ice over which the great trust
is skating is still intact, although a
little thinner than it was. The net
earnings are $1,162,5:10 less than for
the corresponding quarter of last
year, but they still amount to $.16,409,
528, leaving a surplus of $14,233,934
after paying all fixed charges and
This looks large, and it is- large
when compared with the capital actu
ally invested in the plants gf the com
pany, but not when compared with
the volume of paper securities on
which interest and dividends must be
paid. At the same rate a company
capitalized at $1,500,000 would have a
quarterly surplus of less than $15,000,
which would hardly be considered a
very liberal provision for improve
ments and reserve against hard times.
There can be little question that the
steel corporation would have been in
a much healthier condition if it had
paid dividend's on its common stock
at the rate of only 2 per cent from
the beginning and used the $10,000,000
n year thus saved in strengthening its
reserve. At present prices a 2 per
cent dividend on steel common would
be equivalent to 6 2-8 per cent on the
in-estnient, which ought to satisfy
anybody but a speculator.
Tint "hen we turn from the Wall
street side of the business to the ma
terial side the side that actually
touches the community we see that
the profits of the steel corporation
are enormous, unconscionable. Al
though the greater part of the com
pany's capitalization is water, and is
so recognizee in the market quota
tions, it is paying heavy interest on
its' face value. It is paying over $25,
000,000 a year on nearly $500,000,000 of
securities' issued in payment for the
property of the Carnegie company,
nearly doubling a capitalization which
had been multiplied by about ten only
a year before the merger. We say
"it" is paying that much, but of
course the payments are really made
by the people of the l.nited States.
The steel corporation is making
clear profits, of over $120,000,000 a
year. Of this perhajs $25,000,000 rep
resents a fair return on the actual
cost of its properties, another $2."
000,000 a legitimate surplus reserve
calculated on that actual cost, and
the other $70,000,000 an unearqed tax
levied on the American,people by the
tariff. The steel eorporatitm made
l,920,7Sf tons of- steel rails last year.
The tariff enabled it. to decree that
every ton of those rails should be sold
at $28, when foreign rails were worth
less than $23.50 and1 we were under
selling the foreigners in their own
markets. The company made 8,197,
232 tons of finished iron and steel
product for sale in 1902, on every
ton of which the American purchaser
was taxed by the tariff that is hiot
to be disturbed."
Public notice is hereby given to all
persons interested, that the under
signed, Tri-C'ity' Railway company,
will, at a meeting of the city council
of the city of Itock Island, to be held
at the city council room Aug. 3 next,
at the hour of 8 o'clock p. m., ask
said city council to consider and act
upon a petition already before it,
tiled March 2, 1903, praying that it
will grant to the undersigned Tri-C'ity
Iiailway company the right to con
struct, operate and maintain, for a
period of 20 years, a single or double
track electric street railway, with the
usual and necessary apurtenances
and appliances, to run its street cars
upon, along, over and across the fol
lowing streets and avenues in said
city of Hock Island, to-wit:
Beginning at a point on Eighteenth
avenue in said city at the southern
terminal of Twenty-second street,
there to connect with the street car
track from the west; thence east on
Eighteenth avenue to Thirtieth street;
thence north on Thirtieth street to
Fourteenth avenue, there to connect
with the present line at the corner of
said Thirtieth street and Fourteenth
avenue. Also commencing at a point
on Ninth avenue at the intersection of
Twenty-fifth street, and running
thence west on Ninth avenue to
Twenty-first street; thence north on
Twenty-first street to Sixth avenue;
thence west on Sixth avenue, using
the present street car track, to Twen
tieth street; thence north on Twen
tieth street to Fourth avenue, con
necting there with the street car
lines at that point.
Jlock Island, III., July 17, A. D. 1903.
TIII-CITY ISA I LW AY COMPANY,.
F.y James F. Lardner, Secretary.
Public notice is hereby given to all
persons interested, that the under
signed, Tri-C'ity ISailwa3' company,
will, at n special meeting of the board
of supervisors of the county of Itock
Island, state of Illinois, to be held at
the supervisors' room in the court
house, in the city of ISock Island, on
the 30th day of July, 1903. present to
said board of supervisors a petition
praying that said board will grant to
the undersigned Tri-City Iiailway
company the right to construct, op
erate and maintain, for a period of
twenty (20) years, a single or double
track electric street railway, with the
usual and necessary appurtenances
and appliances, to run its street cars
by electric power upon, along and
over Eighteenth avenue in the. city of
ISock Island and a highway in the
town of South ISock Island, to-wit:
Commencing on the dividing line be
tween the city of ISock Island and the
town of South ISock Island, where the
west line of Twentieth street in said
city intersects said dividing line;
thence east on said dividing line to
the east line of Thirtieth street in
said eitj-, where said dividing line in
tersects said east line of Thirtieth
North of said dividing line, is said
Eighteenth avenue; sou'th of said di
viding line is said highway in said
town of South ISock Island.
Rock Island, 111., July 17, 1903.
TISI-CITY RAILWAY COMPANY,
By James F. Lardner, Secretary.
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarr
This remedy is certain to be needed
in almost every home before the sum
mer is over. It can always be de
depended upon even in the most se
vere and dangerous cases. It is es
pecially valuable for summer dis
orders in children. It is pleasant to
take and never fails to give prompt
relief. Why not buy it now? It may
save life. For sale by all druggists.
The Foundation of Health.
Nourishment is the foundation of
health, life, strength. Kodol Dyspep
sia Cure is the one great medicine
that enables the stomach and diges
tive organs to digest, assimilate and
transform all foods into the kind of
blood that nourishes the nerves and
feeds the tissues. Kodol lays the
foundation for health. Nature does
the rest. Indigestion, dyspepsia and
all disorders of the stomach and di
gestive organs are cured by the use
Sold by Harper Ilouse pharmacy;
A. J. Reiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh, street.
Edaeats Yam Bowel Wltb Caaearcta.
Candy Catkartlo. euro constipation forever.
tAa-Sfc t?O-.0,Ull.dru?Kiu refund money
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Two Vaughans.
It was Just 0 o'clock when I entered,
my office. The clerks were busy at
their various duties, while my type
writer was reading a morning paper,
waiting for work. I was surprised to
gee my desk open and a man sitting In
uy place. There was something fa
miliar in the clothes he wore, which
were of the same pattern as a suit I
often won. Hut what was luy aston
ishment when he turned und great
heaven, there sat myself!
The first thought that darted through
my brain was that I bad received
some physical shock which had bereft
me of my mental equilibrium, but
upon glancing at the clerks I saw they
were as much astonished at my en
trance as I was at the appearance of
the man at my desk, who appeared to
be ecpially surprised.
"Well, sir," I gasped.
"Well, sir," echoed the man.
"What are you doing at my desk?"
"Yes, sir; my desk."
"Who are you, sir? Your appearance
Is remarkably like mine."
"I am John Vaughau, the proprietor
of this office."
"Yes, sir; John Vaughan. And who
"I am he whom you claim to be
I grasped at the back of a chair to
steady myself, while a cold sweat
stood on my brow. My double sat
staring at me, with something of the
same evidences of terror in him that
were in me. Partially mastering my
self, I turned to the head bookkeeper
"Who is this person, Frazer?"
Frazer stood with mouth and eyes
wide open, staring first at me, then at
the man at the desk, but answered
never a word.
"Who he Is?" L related, addressing
young Curtis, a clerk.
"Wo supposed he was you, sir," he
My double turned to the persons ad
dressed and repeated my questions
verbatim. Had I gone daft? If so,
how account for the astonishment of
"How long has he been here?" I
"He came in ten minutes ago, sir,"
Curtis answered. "He was earlier than
you usually are."
"Where do you live?" I asked the
"At 3043 Chestnut street."
Again I clutched the back of the
rhalr convulsively. The man had
named my own residence.
"Sir." he said, rising, "if I had had
a twin brother I would surely think
you were he. As I have no brother I
am inclined to think either that I have
lost my senses or you are pretending
to be me for a purpose."
A pained expression passed over his
face as though he had begun to doubt
his own sanity. Then, turning to the
gaping clerks, he said:
"Come. Decide between us, and do
It quickly or we shall both go mad.
Am I John Vaughan or not?"
The clerks continued to gape.
"Decide!" I said on the verge of
"Decide." repeated my other self,
"and If I am not myself I will leave
this office and betake myself to a mad
house." At this point Miss Towne, .the type
writer, arose and with far more pres
ence of mind than the others surveyed
us both. Then, pointing to me, she
"You are Mr. Vaughan."
With n shriek, my double sprang
past me, down a flight of stairs and out
if the building. I fell Into a chair in a
lead faint. When I recovered, all the
clerks were bending over me with
"What does it all mean?" I asked.
"Have I been dreaming something ter
rible or was the scene real?"
"It was real." said the head book
keeper, "and the strangest experience
I hnve ever had In my life."
"Where Is Miss Towner'
The circle opened and I saw her
standing before the safe, which I now
for the first time noticed was open.
"Who opened that safe?" I asked,
"I, sir," said Frazer. "I opened it
on your I mean the other one's order."
"How much money was there in it?"
asked Miss Towne of me.
"Fifteen hundred dollars and over.
Is it there?"
"There's no money here that I can
Something began to dawn on us all
at the same moment. The safe had
stood open all the time that I had
been talking to ray double, but I had
been too disturbed to notice it.
"Frazer," I said, "you've been vic
timized. We've all been victimized.
But I gladly lose my money to know
I'm in my right mind. Telephone the
police. He quick!"
My double was finally caught and
most of the money recovered. He told
a very Interesting story of how he had
conceived and prepared for his plan.
For n long while he had frequently
keen taken for me, on the street, in
hotels, everywhere that people are met.
Being one of the best confidence men
known to the police, he determined to
"do" me. He had learned all about
me and procured a suit of the same
pattern as one he had seen me wear.
When all was ready he walked into
my office ten minutes before my time,
ordered the safe opened and helped
himself. He was about to leave when
entered, and he played a role he had
thought of for such an emergency,
and played It admirably.
F. A. MITCH EI.
A M SKIN IN 45 DAYS
ECZEMA, SALT RHEUM, ITCHING
PILES, TETTER, BARBERS' ITCH.
Any skin disease- completely eradicated. A sufferer literally covered is
cleared off and permanently cured in 45 days' time a new skin practically was
grown no pain smarting or itching daring the cure.
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In the case of Mr. Charles Jacobs
shown here, photographed in his dis
eased condition, (psoriasis, a species
of eczema), he was almost entirely
covered. The trouble started in three
small spots and did not spread beyond
this for eight years. Then it sud
denly raged all over.
It raged more or less in this way
for ten years, and was afterward en
tirely cleared away in about 6 weeks
time by D. D. D. and no taint of the
disease has appeared since over two
I know this to be exactly as stated.
II. ). KOI.FS. PKOP.
Tliis result can be accomplished
with any skin affection. Barrels of
blood medicine can do nothing for a
skin disease. Nine out of ten mani
festations in the skin are local, par
asitic in nature and absolutely curable
by this new prescription. D. D. D.
is a clean liquid prescription sopped
or atomized over the affected spots
This preparation has my un
qualified endorsement. I am
recommending It with most
excellent results. The cures
already effected are having
wldo-sDread influence in this
I section. If you have a skin
affection come to the store. It
will be the means of making
you a happier human being.
hai:pi:i! hoi si: pharmacy.
II. U. KOU'S, PKOl'IMiri'OK.
A SeaLSorOk.ble Story.
Our inat rlilcs soda water, with t lie
addition of pure fruit llavrs ami the
best ire cream in the city, is suit to
prove more attractive to'oit than
We Use Filtered WaLter.
$1( reward, to anvone. that finds
artificial flavors in our soda syrups.
Trv Lime Juice and Kola for a
HAR.TZ (Si ULLE MEYER
i'in:sc I ; I pt i ( ) x I ) i; u t; i ; i sts.
Cor. Third Ave. and 20th St.
(Vtf li in "f.l .-.a rrt
Go there far yzur summer trip.
rof,re selecting the p'aco for your ii'imrai'r vacation you ciig'nt t scml
for a copy cf our "Ha:i!lHW t f liu:.uli." T.-ii l.aiuly iiltlo look (iocs not
attomj't a (!ei,cr;i.tii.a uf tlio v.'i.lrf .1 s t nt-y riul clim ite. hut it (i.wspive
1. Jinito information ia rcgmJ tj resorts, hoti la, LoanJir.g huiisos and
ranches in CcK-.ra.Io.
It tcl':! whtro Ihcyarr' Wat!, hnv they are reaclad, v. hat the principal
atlracti are: tho cost of board 1; tho voek a.-.d thi menth. t!ij names
and a'l.::'e3 cf tho proprietors. At ir.any cf tlum capital fare aud
exceliont ! carters can be FecuroJ at from to ?10 per week and upward.
People of moderate means can wvll at'ord to spend the summer in Colo
rado, cs tlio Burlington P.ou'.evi:i . "I'll tickets Ihroulioat the season at about
half the regular rates on cprtain days even less than half. Delightful
eide-trips can be made from C '.;:ai! ) to I'm Llack Ki.la and to Yellowstone
Park at little cost.
FRANK A. HART. Passenger Agent,
Office, C. B. & Q. R. R. Depot. ROCK IGLAND. ILL. Telephone. Wct 1180.
H. E. C A STEEL,
L. D. MUDGE, .
H. D. SIMMON,
Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. VIOO.OOO. Foar l'er Cent Interest Paid on Deposit
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is, kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
WE DON'T NEED THE MONEY.
Perhaps you do. We've got it to loan on everything. Also sonic great bar
gains in unredeemed goods. Special bargain in iVL. k. diamond ring. Sicgel's
Loan office, 320 Twentieth street. Thone Co3 brown.
For Drunkenness and
con Iioen ciai.
Tiir n i nruT
D WIGHT. ILL.
Permanently Cured by
DR. KLINE'S GREAT
ml COlWTLTATTnW. MI "L 'ri't.
Farasn.nt Cur., mot iy t vr 'L.'!
pq P B ICI IMF.Ii93t rch St.. Phlladetphta,
,1 ii a"H-4'I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I-'r-InI..I..H.4-I!f-I-1 I Mh
GREAT VALUES IN
In order to make room for our
fa.ll stock of clotriing whicK
will be coming in soon, we have
decided to close ovit all our
light weight . . .
C JL .O H I JV G
at greatly reduced prices. All
T3he New Clothiers
Gustafson 5c Hayes,
T The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
.M,IH"M"I"!"1":"I"!":"H"I''I-H"I 'I llli
&Ae People's Bargain Center
You'd Think We Had a Grudge against
our Hammock Stock the way we have
dropped the price on this line. Sale be
gins Monday, Jul 13. See Window Dis
play. 2 Dozen full sized Hammocks, fancy colors,
and well made. Kegular price $1.75 audQfn
81.50. Sale price JUL.
3 Dozen fa.ncy Hammocks with fringed
sides, very neat designs, were $2. To be 1 OC
sold during this sale at - I.OvJ
5 Dozen finest extra hea.vy cotton thread fringed
hammocks, choice selection of colors. Regular
S5, S'.l and ?2.50 hammocks; to close out at 1 "7R
S3, and I. IU
You better take advantage of the Rattan Chair
sale. See the line we are ottering at Q A Q
- - fc-.-Tv
Drake Furniture Et Carpet
Fourth and 'Brady Sts.,
VOmpany. Da-Venport. I ota a
Now Is The Time.,..
to paper your rooms. V.'e Lavo a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are s-elling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting' ami
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed. PAR.IDON SON,
'Phones 014 Union 13; -new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
lv. IT CIVES THE BEST RESULTS.
t-s?4''., ;... .... J. i.1. AJgT--,T.'M. .m.
Hjis a loop tl i;it ffives a wonder
ful steacUncss and easy levei
agc novel iHiforc known. Your
money back any time within
30 days if not satisfied. Sold by
A ugust Heimbeck,
024 THIRD AVKXIE.
IF YOU WANT YOUR UMBRELLA
Itepaired or recovered, stop at 1622 Second avenue. I make a s'ecialty of
this kind of wxrk; also reseat chairs tind repair all kinds of furniture. J.J.
Baker, telephone 5004, care of Ainent's second hand store.