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TUB ARGTTS, THURSDAY, JTTIIT 7, 1904.
in THE 'ARGUS.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock l9land. 111. En
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, July 7, 1904.
If Japan can secure some gxd
grazing land ihSiber'a where there
are few people to create bother, she
might get a trade for the Philippines
out of I'nele Sam.
After thinking the matter over Gen.
Miles arrived at the conclusion that
the effort to line up the commissioned
officers for the prohibition ticket
would meet with small reward.
Five hundred Russian families have
contracted for land and will settle in
Texas. From the reputation of the
state they do not believe that the Japs
will ever go there to get them.
A compounder of Indiana metaphor
must be working on the Topeka paper
which says that a sewer is "on its
last legs." It might be suggested that
the proper thing to do with such a
sewer is to bury it.
The Igorrotes at the Philippine ex
hibit at the St. Iuis fair insist they
will not wear clothes. The authori
ties are determined that they shall.
Could not a compromise be effected
by letting them wear the modern fash
ionable ball costume?
The Fourth of July seems to hav
passed off without any of the orators
reminding the people that if was the
anniversary of the occasion when Ad
miral Sampson made a present of
something that he hail nothing to do
with down at Santiago.
It would not be strange if the St.
Troths convention condemned Presi
dent's Roosevelt's soul nern policy, par
ticularly i hat part of it that includes
repeated selection of a colored man
to an office for which the republican
senators refused confirmation.
There are a number of strong men
down at St. Louis, and their ideas jar
with each other in some respects. So
it would not be at all strange if there
should be a little sharp talk back and
forth. There Is no one man who owns
the delegates to that convention.
When we fly along the rails at a rate
of 50, ;0 or even 70 miles an hour we
often forget the man at the throttle.
His perils are greatest. On his level
head, his alertness, his heroism de
pends to a large, extent the safety of
the precious eei Dented. In case of
disaster he r-Jf. escapes. Others
may be saved. & usually the engine
men go down to awfiil death.
A ice president of Ibp Pennsylvania
railroad system Mays '.that a further
redaction In the working force is nec
essary and that y.oOo additional men
will be laid off. In the seasons of
heavy traffic the Pennsylvania had
113,000 men on its pay roll. Already
the number has been cut down to less
than lon.000. And this is possible
under the highest protective tariff the
country ever had!
It the people of limited incomes,
small tradesmen, workingmen of all
kinds and degrees, wage and salary
Ketters. remarks a Pennsylvania ex
change, could only eat or wear or fur
nish their homes with pig iron, steel
rails and architectural shapes, billets,
copper and Manila rope, it would be
much more satisfactory to know that
they are really .cheaper now than they
were a year ago. but neither of these
cheaper things would serve as a
steady diet: pig iron would sooner or
later pall on the most robust appetite,
and while hemp serves very well for
calking a ship or making a rope if
would probably prove indigestible,
cheap as it is, if eaten in too great a
There have been several one-cent
claims against the I'nited States gov
ernment. One was by the Southern
Pacific, which submitted a bill of $3.2!
for hauling government freight. It
was a bond-aided road, only part of its
bills against the government being
paid In cash, the rest going to the
railroad's credit on the bonds. In this
case its credit was $5.JS and its cash
one cent. Another government obliga
te n of a single cent was in favor of a
choraical company, which, for some
urn :c; la "Ted reason, agreed in a public
competition to supply 16.S92 pounds
of ethyl ether for one cent. The offer
was accepted. There were nine sle
natures. one that of a rear admiral, on
the paper relating to the establish
ment of his claim, and the warrant for
payment hr.d to be signed by several
"If a boy has not pluck, common
sense and decency, he is of a pretty
bad sort, and a man without those
qualities is even worse." said Presi
dent Roosevelt in an address to the
students at Groton school. The presi
dent overstated the case. Is not com
mon sens. more infrequently than fre
quently found? And is not pluck so
called largely attributable to inheri
tance and environment? l will be
noted that Mr. Roosevelt refers to a
strenuous quality. How much better
it would have been, how much more
becoming, and how much more salu
tary in Its effects on the students, who
are. all young, had he said that the
boy who does not love, honor and obey
his parents is a pretty bad sort. That
would have sounded like the utter
ance of a president.
Dullness in Business.
"An epiden Jc of ultra conservatism
Is the way Dun's review character
izes the present dullness in business.
This would indicate that conservatism
has hecij pushed so far thnt It n mounts
to a disease.
The Iron Age does not think that
business men generally are acting un
wisely in exercising caution. It does
not belle re that they are influenced
largely by the theory that a season of
depression must come every ten years
It thinks It but natural that men buy
conservatively when prices show a
downward tendency. Of the Iron and
metal trades the Iron Age says:
"Rut It would be idle to claim that
business has Increased in the iron
trade or that the immediate outlook is
perceptibly better. On the contrary.
some branches which have been active
with the spring business have been
falling off, snd the Independent mills,
notably in the wire industry, are cut
ting to keep running fully. The tin
plate mills are very busy, the leading
interest having 92 to 80 per cent of the
enpocttj at work. The sheet interest is
less favorably placed, ami concessions
are being freely made. During the
spring CJ per cent of the capacity of
the consolidated works was operating.
Now it has dropped to ."3 to M per
"The billet, structural and plat
pools are to meet in this city early
next month, but no radical action is
expected. The feeling is that the time
has long passed wheu a lowering in
prices by agreement would have any
stimulating effect on consumption."
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
The Probate Record.
July (J. In re conservatorship of
Charles G. Lydehn, insane. It appear
ing that i lie bond herein is insufficient.
ordered that new bond be filed. Xew
bond tiled and approved.
Estate of Charles O. Xason. Widow
and heirs appear. Proof of notice for
probate of will made. Court finds
Jurisdiction of subject matter and par
ties to probate. Order for deposition
to take testimony of Frank Smith, a
subscribing witness to will.
In re conservatorship of Richard
T. I.eonanls. insane. Conservator's
inventory filed and approved.
Estate of David Sederlund. IX'posi
tions of Ralph Hamlin and Mrs. E.
Leaf ham. two of the subscribing wit
nesses to will, filed and approved and
will admitted to probate.
Real Estate Transfers.
July G. John J. McDermof to Ma
tilda S. Bleuer. lot 1. block 2. William
McEniry's add., Rock Island. $."i.rii.
D. V. Hunt to A. R. Sells, lot 11.
block 1. Hunt's Second add., Midway.
South Moline. $400.
Eucinda X. Warner to Rock Island
Fuel company, lots 1 and 27, block 1,
Mrs. 1.. N. Warner's subdiv. outlot-s"!
and 2. East Moline. $1,000.
A. S. Korb to E. H. Guyer. et 1..
blocks 1, 2. ;. 6 and ij. ami lots 1. 2. ::.
I. 5, :. 7. 1. in. 11, 12, 13 and 14. block
I. Korb's add.. Pleasant Valley. $7,000.
Elizabeth M. Haemer. et al.. to A. S.
Korb, Korb's add.. Pleasant Valley, L
Annette G. Kimball to Jacob Wald
man. lot 1, block 32. Chicago or Lower
add.. Rock Island. lotto.
1.. S. McCabe to Andrew Anderson,
outlot 2. Falrmount add., Moline. $157.
D. W. Hunt to John C. Dahlberg.
lots 11 and 12. block 2. Hunt's Secoud
add.. Midway. South Moline, (025.
BURLINGTON NIGHT AGENT
HELD UP AT YATES CITY
W .A. Stringley. the night agent of
'In- c. B. & Q. at Yates City. Wu
held up by a couple of thieves late
Tuesday night and robbed of $10 in
cash. The fellows arrived in that
place on the St. Ixmis train and were
seen by the night agent, but he
thought nothing of it. Having occa
sion to go out, he locked up the office.
The two strangers closed in on him
and asked him the time. He did not
carry a watch and so told them. They
then assaulted him. one of them strik
ing him over the head with a club and
the other kicking him because he
made an outcry. They snatched the
pocket book and after removing the
money threw the purse on the platform.
Stringley managed to staeeer into
the depot and three fanners there gave
the notice to the day agent, who
helped get Stringley to bed. Officers
were notified and the entire countrv
thereabouts was searched without re
sult. Strinelev's iniuries arc nit
ere, although he shows the marks of
When bilious take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. For sals. !
by all leading druggists. j
DAILY SHORT STORY
"Set Thief to Catch Thief."
"I don't like this trip. Archie, at this
time especially, so soon after having
been married. Besides, Carlotta knows
no one here. I wish you'd do what yon
can for Carlotta while I'm gone."
"Certainly. Bob. Doesn't she knon
any one at all'"
"A few women and one man that
fellow Bey union. I &mt like him, and
I should prefer t l!u you monopolize
her time rather than that he should
have a chance to do so."'
But. my dear boy, why not leave It
to her to"
.She's young, unsophisticated and a
woman. I don't believe in temptation
for tiny one. How do we know that If
you or 1"
"Rats: We're not women. I'd trust
you or myself anywhere. But I'll do
my best for you. old man."
Robert Young left on a two months'
journey, and on the evening of his de
parture his boooui friend. Archie May,
called on his wife. He had barely
been seated when Mrs. Young raised a
pair of mild blue eyes to his and said:
"Bob told me lefore he went away
that 1 was to be guided in my associ
ates by you. I think you'd better tell
me just whom to avoid."
"What a child!" thought May. "One
would suppose I eras her papa." Then
be tdd her be wouldn't presume-to do
such a thing.
"I'm very anxious," she said, "to so
conduct myself that you can conscien
tiously make a good reiort of me to
Bob when he returns. If there Is any
one be would have me avoid I wish to
May fenced with her for awhile, but
she conned and teased till at last she
got the secret out of him that Martin
Reynolds was the man of nil others to
Now. there was nothing against Mar
tin Reynolds except that he was a very
attract! ve young man and a general fa
vorite. May kept his promise to his
friend to take care of his young wife
by calling regularly three times fl
week. At the end of ten weeks the
nights when he didn't call became a
bore to him. Then one evening he
called and found Reynolds In his place.
May looked sternly at Mrs. Young, who
cast down her eyes In u self reproach
ful manner, but when Reynolds left
she explained that circumstances had
led to Reynolds' visit and she couldn't
have avoided inviting him without ap
pearing uncivil. May still appearing
dissatisfied, she began to coax him not
to blame her, at last begging blm to
excuse her with tears. That ended
May's fatherly sternness, and he for
gave her on condition that she discour
age any further visits from the objec
tionable man. The coolness between
May and the lady was followed by a
very happy reconciliation.
Ten days alter this episode a friend
of May's said to blm:
"Seems to me Mart Reynolds is get
ting pretty thick with that little Mrs
"What makes you think so?"
"Well, my sister has been In to see
her two nights during this week, and
my cousin lias been there another
night. Reynolds has been there all
May was startled. He had been to
see his charge every alternate evening,
therefore Reynolds must have been to
see her on every other alternate even
ing. Win n May went to see Mrs. Young
again there was a scene. She admitted
everything, but declared that she was
a victim of circumstances. May was
convinced that she needed protection
from Reynolds, and his blood boiled to
protect her. Mrs. May begged him not
to tell her husband of Reynolds' atten
tions and managed to find an opportu
nity to tiring in an admission that she
Infinitely preferred blm May to Reyn
olds. This mollitlcd May. and the dan
net i on; Reynolds seemMl less terrify
ing. From this time very tender rela
tions existed between May and his
charge till a dny or two before Robert
Young's return. Then May and Reyn
olds met at Mrs. Young's, and she
turned the cold shoulder on May, de
voting herself exclusively to Reyn
olds. May deliberately insulted Reyn
olds by ordering him out of the house.
Mrs. Young, after vainly endeavoring
to restore peace, begged them both to
leave, which they did.
The next morning Mrs. Young hired
a detective to watch the two men and
report every movement. At noon he
brought hor in a rejort, and she sent
him to a telegraph office with a dis
patch for her husband, to which a re
ply was received that lie would be at
home by the midnight train.
At 3 o'clock the next morning he was
awaken1! by his wife, and half an
hour later they were in a carriage driv
ing to the suburbs, the detective on
the box. Just before sunrise they
turned into a wood and soon came to
an open space shut in on all sides by
trees. A small party was there, in
cluding May, Reynolds, two friends
and a surgeon. Mrs. Young held her
husband back till May ami Reynolds
were placed facing each other with
pistols in their hands, when she rush
ed forward and threw herself dramat
ically between them.
"What in thunder does all this
mean?" exclaimed her husband, com
"It means, Bobby, dear, that the next
time you go away and leave me in
care of one of your fascinating friends
to keep off one of your fascinating ene
mies yon'd better put a watch on them
to keep them from shooting one an-
ether. Come, gentlemen, this has gone
far enough. Get into your carriage,
and we will do the same. I've ordered
a sumptuous breakfast to celebrate
Bobby's return, and we'll nil go and
eat it." ARTHUR C. BRADLEY.
1828 Third Ave. Both 'phones.
1620 SECOND AVENUE.
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Ufft THE PARENT
inoi 1 1 u i l,
CHOICE LOTS FOR SALE
In ordr to rloso "up an ostato I am authorized to sell nt a Rroat
sacrifice 11 of the finest lots in the city. These lots, are on Twenty
first and Twenty-second streets. They are high aud dry. They have
water and sewer facilities, and also electric light.
These lots are 50 feet front by 145 feet deep, and they are on the
Lonpview street car line, and can be bought for less than you can
buy unimproved aero property in the same vicinity for platting pur
poses. This is an exceptional chance for nny person desiring proper
ty for a home or investment purposes.
For Further Particulars Inquire at the
Court House of
FRANK H. KELLY.
to the World's Fair.
Mere is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
July 7. !'. 14, l!t. 21. 26 and 28 the Rock Island
System will sell round-trip tickets to St. Louis at consid
erably less than the one-way ran only from Rock
Return limit, seven days. Tickets are good for first
class passage, hut will not be honored in sleeping cars.
The great fair is open for the reception and entertain
ment of visitors. In size, beauty and variety it excels any
thing of its kind in the history of mankind. To see it is
the privilege of a life time.
Full information on request.
F. H. PLUMMER.
C. P. A.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
S. F. Boyd,
D. P. A., Davenport, la.
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