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THE ARGUS, FB ID AY, AUGUST 21 1903.
Pabllsned Dally and "Weekly at ISM Sec
ond avenue,- Bock Island, 111. Entered at
the postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTEX) CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cent per week. Weekly,
t per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must nave
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island oounty.
Friday, August 21. 1903.
Having shot a bear anil landed a 32
pound muscallong-e, Carter Harrison
is ready to meet all comers Roose
velt and Cleveland preferred.
It seems that down in Breathitt
county Jett and White have been
tried for murder before Judge Black.
And the feud troubles have been keep
ing the air blue around there.
A Louisiana man of an inquiring'
turn of mind noticed in a shoe paper
that one foot is larger than the other
and he measured; his and found that
one was smaller than the other. He
is convinced that the shoe paper was
The demand for hard money has
unaccountably petered out in Wall
street and the men who eight years
ago were shouting for gold until they
were black "n the face are now insist
ing that the government shall allow
them to issue tiat currency on any old
thing that they have in stock.
The kaiser's cigars are half as long
again as those on which the ordinary
mortal pulls. They come from Ha
vana, where they are made especially
for the emperor. Each bears a "Ha
vana ring ornamented with the em
peror's portrait. He pays 30 to 36
cents apiece for them, while even in
Germany, where tobacco is very
cheap, similar cigars could not be
bought for less than $1.20.
It is a fact that will lie relished by
all stupid youths that Marconi, the
great electric genius, was especially
stupid at his books. His old school
mistress, now 74 years old, declares
that he could never commit anything
to memory. lie was remarkable chief
ly for the thrashings she had to give
him, but she declares that he took
them like an angel.
Hallway to Asia.
The projection of a railroad to Asia
under Bering straits has been dream
ed of, but there has been little expect
ancy of the dream's being realized.
Yet in the last few days Hecretary
Ilitchcock has been asked to approve
the proposed construction of a rail
road under Bering straits, to fonnect
with the Siberian railway. The pro
jectors of the road are French and
Russian capitalists, and with them are
certain American bankers. Count te
Lobet, of Paris, and .John J. Healy, of
Alaska, head the list of incorpora
tors, who have taken out their char
ters under the laws of Maine. The
application for right of way through
Alaska will undoubtedly be followed
by an application to congress for a
land grant through the territory, con
ditional after the Northern Pacific
grant. The petition is probably a
forerunner to a request to the United
States to neutralize Bering straits, so
that in the event of war no advan
tage would be given to the enemies
of Russia. Russian officers demand
this as a condition of the Russian gov
ernment giving further support to the
road or confirming the concessions of
land heretofore granted. The peti
tion sets forth' that the route is along
certain portions of the Pacific coast
to Juneau, and thence by a westerly
direction to the most westerly point
of Alaska, extending to the Bering
sea. It is the. purpose to construct a
tunnel from that point under Bering
straits to the Siberian mainland
Promise is made to file a map later,
disclosing the exact course which the
proposed road shall take, particularly
across the territory of Alaska. Sec
retary Hitch-cock is asked on behalf
of the incorporators to fix a day for
a hearing, when the representatives
and agents of the Trans-Alaska-Sibe-.
ria Railway company may appear and
fully -explain the plans and1 establish
with the department the good faith
of the enterprise. They claim they
can manifest the ability of the incor
porators to construct the road, and
state their willingness to file a bond
for the faithful performance of the
work within the territory of the Uni
ted States in such manner as shall be
required by the secretary.
A republican exchange, speaking of
Yates candidacy for reelection as
governor, says "the opposition is un
al'e to concentrate its forces in fa
ror of any opponent. The movement
in fnvc- of Deneen seems to be forced
and to be confined to a few wards' in
Chicago. Joe Fifer is still uncertain
ay to whether he will run at all or
not and? Reeves has not been heard of
Nobody else seems to have any follow
ing. Frank O. Lowden is stirring
around in a sad, uncertain and ram
bling way, and 'the whole b'iling kit
of them seem only to hope that
Yates will do something to give, them
a handle to act upon."
Wall street generally discounts In ad
vance the falling off In demand for
products or the reduction in earnings
of railroads, and these bear raids are
but indications of worse that may hap
pen. When a stock like the steel trust,
that pays dividends of 4 per cent, sells
around 23, there must be something
radically wrong. Withievery one of its
products protected by the tariff and
with nearly complete control of the
market, the protectionists should be
able to give at least a plausible reason
for the enormous decline in Its pros
perity. Can it be that protection does
not protect its beneficiaries and yet
compels the American people to pay
extortionate prices?. It Is the more ex
asperating to those' who use steel trust
products that the foreigner la able to
purchase them for a much less price
than obtains In tbeihome market.
Scandal a charge against a pub
lic officer purely for political effect;
equivalent to "hot air;" a serious thing
if it occurs in the Democratic party,
but in your own only one of those
things that will happen in the best
civil service on the planet.
Fraud an obsolete word. Former
ly signified breach of trust by a public
servant; in modern usage' the synonym
The Ancient Girdle.
In Rome a man's investiture of his
girdle showed that he, was intent on
work of some nature. When he took
it off and let his tunic fall it was pat
eut to all that busluoM was over and
that he was free to speak to his friends
at his and their leisure. Thus the gir
dle served n purpose negative in Its
character, of course, but a purpose nev
ertheless. Its sphere of usefulness did
not end here. It was figurative of
proierty. When u man or woman put
off his or her girdle it was a token of
renunciation of some tight or privilege.
The widow of Philip duke of Bur
gundy, for instance, renounced her
right of succession by' "putting off her
girdle on the duke's tomb." Per con
tra, the princes of Ireland in taking
the oath of fealty to King John, laid
aside their girdles, their skeans and
their caps. "In the ceremony of ex
communication," says a writer, "the
bishop cut or tore away from the cul
prit the girdle that was about him
and the newly made husband in Rome
took from his wife the maiden girdle
of sheep's wool in which she was
bound up to the day of her marriage."
Good Poind In Dngi.
Among the many canine qualities
worthy of imitation a lover of the
"four footed brothers" emphasizes
their contented resignation to the cir
cumstances of life. Dogs, he says, do
pot go about trying to do good to other
dogs by urging them to bark in the
same key and bite with the same tooth
as themselves, nor, which Is n merciful
provision of nature, do they become
bored by the people with whom their
lot is cast and want to try a new mas
ter every few months. Whatever the
disadvantages of their homes may be,
they stand by them and make a cheer
ful best of It. Over and again a dog
puts bis heart before his outraged
stomach and lets his affections domi
nate his Indigestion rather than desert
his master for a better board. . Many a
master, concludes the dog champion,
would do well to emulate in points like
theBe the meanest of his "little .yellow
Save the Children.
Ninety-nine out of every 100 dis
eases that children have are due to
disorders of the stomach, and these
disorders are all caused by indiges
tion. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is just
as good for children as it is for adults.
Children thrive on it. It keeps their
little stomachs sweet and encourages
their growth and development. Mrs
Henry Carter, 705 Central street,
Nashville, Tenn., says: "My little boy
is nor 3 years old and has been suf
fering from indigestion ever since he
was born. I have had the best doc
tors in Nashville, but failed to do him
any good. After using one bottle of
Kodol he is a well baby. I recommend
it to all sufferers." Kodol digests
what you eat and makes the stomach
Sold by narper House pharmacy;
A. J. Reiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Dr. George Ewing, a practicing pby
sician of Smith's Grove, Ky., for over
thirty years, writes his personal ex
perience with Foley's Kidney Cure:
"For years I had been greatly both
ered with kidney and bladder trouble
and enlarged prostrate gland. I used
everything known to the profession
without relief, until I commenced to
use Foley's Kidney Cure. After tak
ing three bottles I was entirely re
lieved and cured. I prescribe it now
daily in my practice and heartily rec
ommend its use to all physicians for
such troubles. J. have prescribed it in
hundreds of cases with perfect sue
cess." All druggists.
Six Million Boxes a Year.
In 1895, none; in 1900, 6,000,000
boxes; that's Cascarets Candy Ca
thartic's jump into popularity. The
people have cast their verdict. Best
medicine for the bowels in the world.
All druggists, ioc.
Hew An Tear Kltacr
Ir. HoMxif Spar&rna PUl.enre U kidney Ills, Bm
&&m. Add. b verLo fctuuedj Co.. C IUcmo QtH.X.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Miss Graham's Reprisal.
Copyright. VSoS, by T. C. McClure.J
Like many another estate supposed to
run into the tens of thousands, that of
John Graham hardly figured out suffi
ciently to pay his debts. And like
many another girl who has been
brought up in luxury, Helen Graham,
aged twenty, had her choice between
beiug a "poor relation" or going out
into the world to make her own living.
She had acted as her father's secretary
for years, and in that position had mas
tered both stenography and typewrit
ing. It wasn't the girl's good looks or am
bition that secured her a place after
meeting with many failures. She hap
pened Into the brokerage office of
Sweet & Son Just as one of their four
or live typewriters had fainted away
and had to be sent home. At the end
of the week her place was made perma
nent, and the austere and dignified Mr.
Joseph Sweet astonished his good look
ing twenty-flve-y ear-old son by saying:
"Tom, I think Miss Graham a trifle
superior to the ordinary girl, and you
may advance her salary a couple of dol
lars a week if she holds out as she has
When he saw that Tom was casting
sheep's eyes in the direction of Hlie lat
est arrival he remarked:
"Thomas. I hope you won't encourage
Miss Graham to engage in conversa
tion with you. She is an employee, you
"But a lady from head to heel, fa
ther," replied Tom as he toyed with his
"It is possible, Thomas It is possi
ble; but all female employees are ladies
nowadays. I really think, my boy, that
you ought to administer a suub to
keep her in check!"
Tom took a day to think the matter
over, and then administered the snub
by asking Miss Graham to lunch with
him. The senior Mr. Sweet happened
to see them together on the street.
Tom had refused to snub and he de
cided to do it himself. That very aft
ernoon he took advantage of an oppor
tunity to sa3"
"Miss Graham, I am so well satisfied
with your work that I shall advance
your salary. I thiuk I have heard
some of them say that there is a clean,
cheap restaurant around the corner,
and I suggest that you lunch there in
Tom renewed the invitation after a
day or two, but it was not again ac
cepted. He could not make out just
what was wrong until the father ex
plained: "Thomas. I attended to that little
snubbing matter myself a few days
ago, and you may have observed that
Miss Graham seems to have profited by
it. Please don't forget your dignity
It was the first time in her life that
Helen Graham had been snubbed. She
decided that she would pay it back
with interest if the opportunity was
ever afforded. It came with surprising
swiftness. A week hardly passed when
the senior partner entered the office
with anxious face and sat down beside
his son to say:
"Tom, I have a confession to make.
I have put about $200,000 into the Ris
ing Sun mine to find that my interest
will be worthless unless I can 6ccure
a majority of the stock of the Red
Dog mine. That mine was a dead 'un
long ago, but its charter is still alive,
and It controls the water privilege.
Here are the names of several parties
who may be possessed of shares in
the Red Dog. Call iu Miss Graham
and dictate letters to them at once, If
Miss Graham was called, and Tom
had not dictated twenty words when
her heart gave a sudden bound. The
Red Dog mine had been one of tho
chief causes of her father's financial
ruin. Among his papers she had found
certificates of stock to the value of
half a million dollars. She couldn't
tell why Mr. Joseph Sweet was so
anxious to pick up this stock, but she
would bide her time. At the end of
the week she queried of the Junior
"How much Red Dog stock is want
ed to control matters?"
"Half a million at least, Lut so far
we can locate only about $2o0,000
Five minutes later the Junior was
Baying to the senior:
"Look here, father. I'm sorry you
felt It your duty to snub Miss Gra
ham. She can lay her hand on half a
million dollars worth of Red Dog."
Miss Graham was sent for. She was
not at all flustrated.
"Miss Graham," he started off, "is it
true that you know where I can se
cure half a million of the stock of the
Red Dog mine?"
"It Is quite true," she quietly re
plied. "And may I ask who holds it?"
"H'm! I am astonished. You are
aware that I need that stock need it
very badly. I have offered 20 cents
on the dollar to other holders. Would
would you take that figure?"
"I think I would after you apolo
gize for that snub."
"My dear, dear Miss Graham." be--gan
Mr. Joseph Sweet after choking
for a moment, "if I said anything
about about an advance of salary or
about about a clean, cheap restaurant
I am sincerely sorry and earnestly
beg your forgiveness, and I couldn't
do more if you were a duchess."
"It Is quite enough," replied Miss
Graham without the slightest loss of
"There's one thing more," Tom in
terrupted. "Father, Miss Graham has
promised to marry me."
Mr. Joseph Sweet had nothing to
say. C. B. LEWIS, t
Aug. 20. W. E. Bailey to Warren
Anderson, lot 0, V. E. Bailey's Sec
ond add., Rock Island, $;!73.
Thomas Mackin to Simon Poehl
man, tract by metes' and bounds, nwVi
14, 17, 2w, $100.
Klia Hobbins to Van V. Reeves, part
out lot 27, spy, 35, IS, 2w, $l,r(K).
Bids for fuel for court house and
jail buildings at Rock Island, 111.
Sealed proposals will be received at
county clerk's otlice for furnishing of
fuel for court house and jail buildings
up and to 12 in. Saturday, Sept. 5,
UK),". Bidders will give prices on mine
run, also lump coal. Contract calls
for delivery commencing Oct. 1. 100:?,
and ending Kept. ?.0, 1004. All coal
delivered subject to our own weights,
and coal to be union mined. Commit
tee reserves right to reject anv or all
bids. JOIIX KOLLOFF,
L. C. PFOir.
Potent l'lll measure.
The pills that are potent in their
action and pleasant in effect are Be
Witt's Little Early Risers. W. S. Phil
pot, of Albany, Ga., says: "During a
billions attack I took one. Small as it
was it did me more good than calo
mtl, blue-mass or any other pills I ever
took, and at the same time it affected
me pleasantly. Little Early Risers
are certainly an Ideal pill."
Sold by Harper House pharmacy:
A. .1. Reiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Cnlcago, Aug. 21 Following are tneoper
lng. highest, lowest and cloalnr qnotattots
In today'a markets:
Sept 80 814- 81H
Dec , 81: 81 roii
May, 83; 84; b3
Sept. 5c; 62',: 80S: 51 .
Dec, 5i: f::v m 51
May, 51 ; h-; 51 ; 52V
Sept. 34H; 3 ; 344:35
Dec, 36: 3-,: 36; 3fi'
May, 3t,; 38 ; 38-.
Sept.. 12 90; 12 HZ: 12.80: 12 77
Oct., 12 8?: 13 00: 12 f7: 12.P7
May. 13.12; 13 00; 12.87: 13.10.
Sept., 8 07 8 25 8 02: 8 20.
Oct., 7 65; 7.70; 7.02 , 7.67.
Sept.,7.f,?; 7.70: 7.65:7.72
Oct.. 7.67; 7 80: 7.7.0; 7 80.
Rve. Sept. b2H- Dec. fv: flax, N. W. 101.
S. W.97: Sept. Oct. barlev 4ia.r6.
Receipts today: Wneai 101. corn IP2 oats
1; nogs 11.000: came a.uw, sncep v.uuu.
no market opened Hteadv.
Llgbt. 5.25&tt.oo; mixeu and butcb
ers. 5.00&5.6.-: Kood heavy, ll.505.50; rougti
heavy. 4 5024 w
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Kansas City 5 ouo. cattle 2 000;
nogs at umana uuu, caitie -j.iuu.
U nlon stock, yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market opened 5 to 10c higher.
Light, to 3V3B.00; mixed and butcners, KS.10
&.- .; pood heavy, ii boQS 5a; rough heavy,
Cattle marketfeadv.' '
Beeves 13.705.75, cows and heifers 1.F03
4 73. Texas steers Wi MK&t.tsn, stocKer ana
feeders 12 40(&-4V westerns 3.10f?..f0.
Sheep market steady.
Bog market closed 5 to 10c higher.
Light. i3.?53eoo; mixed and uuichers. 5.10
VF.w: good neavy, C4 6C5.55; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed steady to strong
Sheep market closed steady.
Estimated receipts Saturday: Wheat 105,
corn kjo, oais u.u, nogs b.wjo.
New fork Stocks.
New York, Aug. 21. The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar 115, Gas93''. C R. I. &. P. 57. South
ern I'aclHlc ., H. & O. Atchison com
raon6IS. Atchison ptd. fcsv C. M. & St. 1'.
mi-V wannattan i:oh. copper 44. w. u,
Tel. Co 1 L. & N. 104. C.& A. 22. Kdg
common 56, Can. Pacific 124. Leather com
mon ...,B. RT. 4.VV Pacilic Mail S3, U.
S. Steel ptd. 70, U. S. Steel common 22.
Peina. 123V Mo. Pacific sws. Union Paciile
7 v. coal and iron 41H. trie common 29'
Wabash pfd. M M. K. & T Car foun
dry 32 V C. & O. W. 10V Kep. Steel pfd. 65H,
Kep. Steel common New York Central
Illinois central l-iH-
IXH3AL MAKKKT CONDITIONS.
Today! Quotations on Provisions, Lin
Stock. Fead and FneL
Rock Island, Aug. 31. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 21c 22c. dairy 15c
Eggs Fresh 16c.
Live poultry Spring chickens (3 KX&t3 ft.
per dozen, hens 9c per pouoa.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 400.
Cattle Steers 14.00 to 14.75, cows and
heifers 12.00 to 14.25, calves t3.oo to 15.00
Hogs Mixed and butchers S5.0V to 5 50
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 13.50 to
14 00, Lambs per head W.C0 to 5.50.
Feed and FuaL
Grain Corn 60260c; oats. 37c to 40c.
Forage Timothy hay. to 110.50. prairie
18, baled prairie 18, baled timothy 19, straw
Wood Hard, per load S5.ooat5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel I3ci4c. mine run
13c per bushel, slack, per bushel 7c.
H. J. TOHER.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main at
Itching, Scaly and Crusted
With Loss of Hair
Soeedily Cured by Cuticura
Soap and Ointment
When Every Other Remedy and
Warm shampoos with Cnticara Soap
and light dressings of Cuticura, the
great skin cure, at once stop falling'
hair, remove crusts, scales and dandruff,
soothe Irritated, itching surfaces, de
stroy hair parasites, stimulate the hair
follicles, loosen the scalp skin, supply
the roots with energy and nourish
ment, and make the hair grow upon a
sweet, healthy scalp when all else fails.
Millions of the world's hest people
use Cuticura Soap, assisted by Cuticura
Ointment, the great skin cure, for pre
serving, purifying and beautifying the
skin, for cleansing the scalp of crusts,
scales and dandruff, and the stopping
of falling hair, for softening, whiten,
lng and soothing red, rough and sore
hands, for baby rashes, itchlngs and
chaflngs, for annoying Irritations and
Inflammations, or too free or offensive
perspiration, for ulcerative weaknesses,
and many antiseptic purposes which
readily suggest themselves to women,
as well as for all the purposes of the
toilet, bath and nursery.
Complete treatment for every hu
mour, consisting of Cuticura Soap, to
cleanse the skin, Cuticura Ointment, to
heal the skin, and Cuticura Resolvent,
to cool and cleanse the blood may now
be bad for one dollar. A single set
is often sufficient to cure the most
torturing, disfiguring, itching, burning
and scaly humours, eczemas, rashes
and irritations, from infancy to age,
when all else fails.
Sold ttmxirhont the world. CnticnrsRnolTvot.B0e.Oa
form of ChoeoUU CoUd Fill., -2ie. pet isl M tiO), Oinfe
mrot.jOc., 8op,ttc DcpoUt London, 27 Chrtrhou.
(kg i rri.. 5 Hue de lm P.ixt Boston. 137 Columbus Ave.
1'ottrr lrue nd Cbem. Corp., bole Proprietors.
mj-benX ior "How to Cur. Lmy Humour."
with its lovely seaside resorts,
orange groves, beautiful gar
dens and quaint old mission
towns is visited every
year by thousands of
tourists who travel
over the Union
it is the best
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running
Four Personally Conducted Ex
cursions toCalif omiaevery week
For full information call on
W. G. NEIMYER, C. A.
193 South Clark St.,
"HACK TO OLD'
Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky
Home Visitors Excursions
Big Four Route
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1903.
PKOKIA, ILL., TO
Anderson, 1ml $5.00
Helli'foutaiiK', Ohio 7.00
Cincinnati, Ohio 7.00
Columbus. Ohio 7.50
Dayton, Ohio 7.00
Indianapolis, lnd 5.00
Louisville, Ky 7.00
Marion. Ohio 7.50
Sandusky, Ohio 7.50
Springfield, Ohio 7.00
Correspondingly low rates to other
points on the "Uig Four.
All tickets will be good returning
within 30 days from date of sale.
For further information, call on or
ALLEN' M. NYE, T. P. A.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also Manufacturers of Sash. Doors,
Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring of All
lagle and Double Strength Window
Glass, Tolished Tlate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
Ill AND 329 EIGHTEENTH STREE '
GREAT VALUES IN
In order to ma.ke room for our
feJl stock of clothing which,
will be coming in soon, we have
decided to close out aJl our
light weight ....
act grea.tly reduced prices. All
Gusta."f son Sc Mayes, i
I Thn Vw ClntKlnrf Strtm
Drake's Prices fhl Lowest
And Our Work "Uhe Best.
A lloor covering which has the a-jx-arance
of liliny. and next to it has
no e(tial for wear.
The Art of Laying Linoleums
Is best demonstrated hy our system.
We give a perfect match to the pat
terns lay it so as not to bulge, and
cement the seams, all these and many
other ideas go to make up satisfac
Rao4 Public Places, Offices.
OeSl F Or Bath JRooms, Kitchens,
Family Groups Large Groups Best Groups
Atthe Smitk Photo Studio
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. and 2nd Ave.
Our newly enlarged skylight room enables us to produce
the BEST large groups in this lart of the country. Ca
pacity, eighty people at a time. Bring the tvhole family
which is the I3E5T and cheapest way. Family groups on
large cards at about HALF the usual price.
All Kinds of Photo Work at the Very
MUMI .... 111
t H. E. CASTEEL, L. D.
(?ei)tral Trust 1 Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. S10O.00O. Four Per Cent Interest raid on Depoalti
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking businesa of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee tinder Willi, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
Now Is The Time....
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
PAR.IDON 8l SON.
rphnnen Old Union 213:
1714 Srrrr1 Avonna
I I I I 1 1
St.. Davenport, Iowa.
I 14 I I I I I I I Mj
MUDGE, H. B. SIMMON, j
Vice President. Caihier 4
new 8213. 419 Seventeenth St.