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THE AE&US, MONDAY, KOyEMBJKU 30 i03
Pa Diluted Daily and Weekly at 18S4 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at
the postofflce as aecond-clasa matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 centi per week. Weekly,
1 1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must nave
real name attached tor publication. No
sacn articles vrUX be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town-
alp In Rock Island eounty.
Monday, November 30, 1903.
Senator Clark says it's ridiculous
to suppose his daughter would flirt
with an old man like Solon Vlasta.
And Chnuncey Depew and Tom Piatt
right in the same senate with him,
Bunau-Varilla is not the name of a
new breakfast food, kind reader, bu
that of the minister from the new
republic of- Panama which our na
tional administration has recognized
for commercial purposes only.
A four-ton stone mav some day be
erected over the grave of John I),
Rockefeller by the poor people to
whom his name is a household word
If so, they will put.it there to keep
John I), from getting out.
The best wav that Chicago can
check crime and remove the inttu
ences that breeu crime is to close the
pending incident by rushing the car
bandits to the gallows, and thus give
the yellow sheets of that city some
thing else to think about.
The Chicago murder story impresses
the reader that laws are needed mat
ing it more difficult to obtain murder
ous weapons. Firearmr are freely
used throughout the country. The
carrying of concealed weapons should
be made a more serious offense than
it is, and the sale of mnrderous wea
pons should be kept within closer
bounds than at present.
In the space that is allotted to his
use in the columns of the Chicago
Tribune. .John T. McCutcheon has
been making a heroic effort by means
of picture lessons to overcome or at
least to neutralize the effect of the
lurid accounts of the car bandits ca
reers as storied in the other parts of
the paper. The making of heroes out
of criminals is a practice that no re
spectable paper should' be guilty of.
In spite of all efforts to stop the
slaughter of birds for millinery pur
poses, the havoc made is still enor
mous. In London there is every an
tumn an auction sale lasting several
weeks, at which hundreds of thons
ands of birds, mostly from the Ma
layan archipelago. Australia and
South America, are sold. A recent
collection included eiffht varieties of
birds of paradise.
A man in Louisville had a barrel of
snails sent him from Italy recently.
but the custom house officials held
them up because they could find no
duty to levy on snails, and it did not
seem right to let them in for 110th
ing. It looked as if the snails would
pass the rest of their lives in the cus
torn house, but the man finally offer
ed to pay duty on them as wild ani
mals and the officials let him have
A certain minister in a town near
Danville, according to the Commer
cial of that city, surprised his audi
ence last Sunday morning by reading
the following announcement from the
pulpit: "The regular session of the
Donkey club will be held as usual af
ter the services. Members will line,
up just outside the door and make
remarks and stare at the ladies as
they pass out, as is their custom."
But they did not not that Sunday.
A Mrs. Overton, who lives near
Gleason. Tenn.,. went to town the oth
er day for the purpose of seeing a
passenger train. She is 90 years old
and- has lived within 15 miles of the
railway nearly all her life, but had
never seen the track up to that time.
On hearing the train approaching she
became very much excited, and re
fused to go near the track, thinking
the train a great monster capable of
doing her harm if it desired. She re
turned home greatly worked up over
The "latest developments" in the
postal scandals, as revealed through
the reports of the official investiga
tions and made public in the columns
of The Argus today, should be read
with interest, especially when it is
taken into consideration ' that the
series i f systematic- swindles and
frauds upon the government thus re
vealed are what the postofflce depart
ment has endeavored so strenuously
to suppress. The question now, is,
will the disclosures- of the result of
leng and uninterrupted tenure of of-
fice result in any decree of substan
I et Us Have Peace.
In 1868 Gen. Grant wrote his fa
mous letter, "Let us have ueace." This
letter was addressed to Gen. Joseph
R. llawley, who was president of th
republican convention that nomina
ted Grunt. Ilnwley, now and for
many years Lnited States senato
from Connecticut, was then editor o
the Hartford (Conn.) Courant. and h
misjaid the letter. For a long time i
wns'thought to be lost. The othe
day the Courant building had a gen
eral house-cleaning. Workmen wer
taking the waste paper from the cella
of the printing- office to the racman
when out dropped a bulkv envelope
It was taken up by the man who was
m charge and. delivered to the office
in it was the long-lost letter.
It reads as follows: "Peace and
universal prosperity, its consequences
with economy of administration, wil
Iiirhten the burden of taxation, whil
it constantly reduces the nationa
debt. Le us. have pnncc."
Notes From Nea.rby.
An order has been issued by th
postal department for the consolidii
tion of the postofflce of 3Lyons, low:
with that of Clinton. After Jan
the Lyons postofflce will be conduct
cdasa sub-sta-tion of the Clint.on office
The people of Lyons have made vigor
ous protest against the proposed
change, but all to no account.
The ice stopped running in the Mis
sissippi river at Clinton Friday, th
floating cakes bringing up against
the bridge. It has been many years
since the river closed over so early in
A meeting of the standing commit
tee of the Quiney Episcopal diocese
will be held at Galesburg Thursday
of this week, at which time it is ex
pected that some action looking to
the settlement of the question of
consecrating Bishop-elect Fawcet
will be taken. It is said that the work
of the diocese has been much handi
capped through the absence of a head
since the death of the late Bishoj
Taylor, and it will soon be necessary
to effect a settlement of the existin
problem one way or the other.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Citizens of Cleveland. O., have for
mally presented a handsome bronze
ship's bell to the new cruiser Cleve
John Mitchell, of rho U. M. W., de
nies that he is going to Colorado iu the
Fire at New Orleans did $225,000
damage to the plant of tlhe Nationa
Biscuit company. ..
. It Is said that "Lord Roberts is about
to resign a comma nder-in-chief of the
Collis P. Iluntingtou. who died on
Aug. 1". 1000. left a net real and per
sonal estate in New York valued at
?28.:.01,7'-". His widow gets over $13,
John I 'ogle, a negro, was lynched
near St. George, S. C, for rape on Miss
Ross, a young white woman.
Laredo, Tex., has now been free
from any case of yellow fever for four
Four negro children were burned to
death about eight miles west of Jack
son. Miss. The pa rents had gone to a
festival and locked them in.
Safe blowers raided the department
store of Foye & Eckstein at Savannah,
Ga., dynamited the safe and secured
between $1,700 and $1.S00.
It is estimated that 102 persons lost
f.ieir lives in the recent storms on the
The First Methodist church at Be
Ioit, Wis., has just celebrated its sixty-
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
S8.G3 to Chicago and Return.
On Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1 the C
R. T. & P. railway will sell round tri
tickets to Chieao-o nt ratp of Sfi firi
good for return up to Dec. 7. Tickets
not gooa on i:iu p. m. train.
- Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed assignee
of the Rock Island Furniture com
pany, a corporation of the state of
Illinois doing- business at the city of
Rock Island, in Rock Island county,
Illinois, and all persons holding any
claim or claims against said company
are hereby notified to present the
same to the undersigned under oath
or affirmation within three months
from this date whether said claims
are due or not. All persons indebted
to said company are requested to
make prompt payment to the under
Dated Rock Island, 111., Oct. 31, A.
CENTRAL TRUST & SAVINGS BANK,
Rock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany will be held at the Rock Island
office of the company, corner Seven-
teentn street and First avenue. Fri
day, Nov. 27. 1903. at 3:30 tj. m for
the election of directors, and any oth
er ousmess that may come before the
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
" S. S. Davis, Secretary.
There is no couffh medicine sn nnn.
ular as Foley's Honey and Tar. It
contains no opiates or poisons and
never fails to cure. Sold by all drug
gists. . -
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Well Laid Plan.
In the autumn of 1820 the landlord
of the Essex tavern, midway between
New York and Morristown, was shut
ting up his house preparatory to go
ing to bed when a traveler rode up on
horseback and demanded a night's
lodging. lie was apparently about fif
ty years old, with grizzly gray black
hair, a full beard aud mustache, both
sprinkled with gray. He carried strap
ped behind his saddle a bundle wrap
pod in paper, which he unstrapped and
brought into the house in lieu of bag
gage. - Before going to bed be deposited
with the landlord for safe keeping $730
In bills, saying that he had drawn
It from a bank iu Morristown dur
ing the day and had noticed at the
teller's window a young man in a
brown overcoat, a beaver hat, tan
gloves and a single eyeglass some
thing unusual in America who cast a
covetous glance at the bills. He had
met the same man on the road and
was sure the fellow was following him
to rob him. For this reason he desired
the landlord to put the money in his
safe and give him a room which could
be both locked and lolted. Having
seen his funds properly disposed of, he
The next morning about daylight a
housemaid who was lighting the fires
saw a young man come downstairs
with a paper parcel under his ami. He
had on a brown overcoat, a beaver
hat, tan gloves aud a single eyeglass.
When a guest came down to break
fast he reported having heard groans
in the nest room, which proved to be
the one occupied by the guest who had
deposited the money. The landlord
hurried to the room In question, found
it locked, knocked, received no re
sponse, gained access through a win
dow opening into a court and found
no one there.
That the traveler had been murdered
by the man In the brown overcoat
would have been accepted by every one
had any plausible theory been hit upon
as to what had been done with the
body. This difficulty was, however,
partially obviated by a porter s state
ment that he had met a man in the hall
the night before who had notified him
that he would require bis services in
carrying out a trunk the next morning.
It was assumed that the murderer
had found some other means of remov
ing the trunk, which must surely have
contained the body. Curiously enough
as soon as this phase of the mystery
appeared people ceased to speculate up
on who committed the murder and be
gan to dispute upon how the trunk con
taining the body was got out of the ho
tel without attracting attention. It Is
not the soluble that interests people; it
is the insoluble.
There were no organized detective
agencies at that time, but the landlord
of the Essex tavern could not rest con
tent with the mitter unexplained, so
he offered the $750 left in his keeping
bv the traveler to whomsoever should
solve the mystery. Abner Morgan, a
young lawyer without practice, took
the matter up with a view to reapin
the reward. He discovered that three
weeks before the disappearance of the
stranger at the Essex tavern the cash
ier of a bank in New York bad default
ed and run away with all the currency
in the safe, some $20,000. But the
traveler had come in on the road from
Morristown. The cashier was a man
of thirty-five and sandy haired, while
the traveler was fifty and dark. The
supposed murderer was very j-oung
also dark. Morgan on account of these
discrepancies gave up the theory of the
murdered traveler or the supposed
murderer being the missing cashier
aud turned his attention to hunting up
the real cashier with a view to getting
a higher reward for his capture offered
by the bank.
Hearing of a man living at Albany,
N. Y.. who was unaccounted for, though
he did not answer the cashier's descrip
tion, Morgan went there and found one
whom he watched for a time and then,
taking his chances as to the man's
Identity, arrested him on a trumped up
charge. As soon as he got his prisoner
to New York he sent for the president
of the bank that had been robbed, who
at once Identified the man as the miss
ing cashier, though he was "made up"
to look fifty instead of thirty-five. Then
the culprit broke down and confessed.
This was his story:
After the robbery he lay in hiding
for awhile in Morristown, but as he
was in danger of discovery left the
place one evening on horseback, having
concocted the following plan to become
lost to the world: In his paper parcel he
carried the bills and articles for dis
guise. Arriving at the tavern he depos
ited the S730 with the landlord, Intend
ing to leave it there to strengthen the
suspicion of murder, for he would not
be suspected of leaving such a sum un
claimed if he were alive. What trou
bled him most was how to throw the
police on the wrong track concerning
the body. A man murdered is not an
easy thing to remove without the fact
being known. Meeting the porter the
night before in a dark part of the hall
where he could be only dimly seen, it
occurred to him to engage the man to
carry the trunk. This link in his plan,
which he considered at the time the
weakest, proved the strongest. Having
entered his room, he waited till Just be
fore daylight, then groaned loudly, then
made himself up as the man in the
brown overcoat whom he had concoct
ed as a part of his plan, let himself
down to a lower story by means of a
lightning rod and, entering a window.
Walked downstairs, meeting the maid.
In thi3 way he hoped to convey the Im
pression that he had been murdered
and his body spirited away in a trunk.
Abner Morgan received a reward of
$1,000 from the bank; the $750 was re
turned. The cashier was convicted. '
LUCY BOYD WILLIAMS.
Correct Oulj-ittcrjofRocK. Island
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
K0CK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal C ollateral or Eeal Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1S90,
and occupying S. E. orner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building.
$5,000 stock of diamonds, watches, jewelry, clothing.b'icycles a
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: 1714 Second Avenue. S
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