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THE ARGUS flTHUliSDAY, FEBRUARY" 9, 1905,
Pvfcllshed Daily and Weekly at 1624
Cecond avenue. Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the postoffice as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. Ko such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, February 9, 1905.
Rock Island needs and wants inter
urbans and proposes to have them
and without assistance from Daven
port at that.
A light has been observed on a bar
ren island near St. Johns, X. F. It is
just possible that Pat Crowe may be
in hiding there.
Thieves broke into a factory and
stole two baby cariages the other
night. The everlasting pounding of
the president on race suicide is having
If the meat packers are lawbreakers,
they should be prosecuted. If they are
not lawbreaker, the beef trust injunc
tion ought not to stand. And the Uni
ted States supreme court has decided
that the injunction shall stand.
The York I Fa.) Dispatch concludes
when one considers the names of
three towus, Oniemee, Miami and Kis
simee, that it "is evident the Indian
maid possessed much the same vocab
ulary as her paleface sisters.
Bring in your interurbans and sub
urbans, we say. but bring them in
right. There is no need of further
lines to Iowa in order to bring Rock
Island into rapid transit with the ter
ritory immediately contiguous to it in
Rev. Hillis, of New York, predicts
that a goldeu age of religious enthusi
asm and activity is about to sweep
over the lTnit-d Slates. Such a tide
is now sweeping over Wales and ha.s
begun to spread to England. Are we
to ha,ve a new "age of faith?"
To Check Mob Uw.
Representative Edward Green, of
Cook county, the only colored member
of the Illinois legislature, has intro
duced a bill designated to suppress
mob violence. The bill designates a
"mob" as a collection of five or more
persons, with intent to offer violence
to person or property of any one sup
posed to be guilty of violation of the
law. The bill makes participation in
any such mob punishable by fine, from
$100 to $l,oo0, and jail imprisonment
of from 30 days to a year.
Mob violence of any kind is made a
felony, puuishable by a penitentiary
sentence of not to exceed five years
and gives the sufferer from such vio
lence action against the county or city
for not exceeding $r.(MM. Those de
pendent on any one killed by a mco
shall recover not to exceed $ 10,000
from the county or city. The bill also
provides that any failure on the part
of a sheriff or his officers to protect a
person from lynching shall be con
clusive evidence of incapacity, and the
office of the sheriff shall be declared
vacant by the governor.
Many states are making war on the
lobbyist. It Is a matter of common
knowledge, says the Chicago Daily
News, that paid lobbyists and other
unscrupulous workers for private in
terests who infest a state capital when
ever the legislature is in session are a
menace to good government. Yet they
have been accepted with amazing tol
erance in ilie past.
Gov. Folk, of Missouri, who went
Into office pledged to cure the legisla
tive corruption which has disgraced
the state, has made it known that lob
byists at the capital will have to re
port to him. declare the object of their
visit and then leave town within 30
hours, it remains to be seen whether
or not he can enforce these rules, but
it is reasonable to suppose that he can
come so near enforcing them that the
lobbyist will prefer to stay away. An
Investigation carried on by the chief
executive respecting the movements
of a man engaged in a criminal con
spiracy to influence legislation by the
use of money would be fairly certain
to bring about indictments, with con
victions to follow.
It is high time for the lobbyist to be
placed exactly where he belongs. Gov.
Folk, who has had the courage to make
clear that a legislator who carries a
railroad pass in his pocket carries a
bribe and will be punished according
ly, is performing further valuable serv
ice In bringing to public notice the
despicable character of the paid lob
byist. ;n"t horitles in other state
- capitals cannot fail to take measures
also to limit the activities of all such
gentry. The sort of man who is frank
ly proclaimed a suspicious character
in Jefferson City cannot remain a privi-
leged person in Springfield, for exam-
pie. Already the public at large is be-'
ginning to benefit from the administra
tion of the frank and fearless governor
The Most Degrading of All Oils.
The president's recommendation that
congress provide for the collection of
statistics of marriage and divorce is
an important step toward a remedy for
what has become recognized as one of
the mst degrading evils of this coun
try. The first need Is for reliable and
trustworthy facts. With these at hand,
intelligent and prudent action will be
No official census of divorce has been
taken since 188C. When Carroll D.
Wright made his report on marriage
and divorce for the 20 years between
1SC7 and 1886 he discovered the disa
greeable fact that the divorce rate had
increased 157 per cent, while popula
tion had increased but CO per cent. In
18G7 the number of divorces in the
United States was 9,037; in 188C no
less than 25,535.
This showing is bad enough, but
there is reason to fear that the new
investigation will show a still worse
condition. The number of American
divorces is now unofficially estimated
at Uo.OOo annually, an increase of loo
per cent in the last 119 years, while
lM)pulation has increased only about
50 per cent. Incomplete state reports
prepare us for what to expect. Indi
ana, for example, in 18G7 granted 1,09(1
divorces, 1M in 1SS6. and 4.C99, or
one to every 5.7 marriages, in 1900.
Michigan's divorces increased from
449 in 18G7 to 1.339 in 1SSG, and 2.418
in 1900. Ohio granted 901 in 18G7 and
3.217 in 1900.
Taking the country as a whole, in
19o0 it is estimated that there was one
divorce to every 15 marriages. Such
fignres as these, if officially shown to
be true, cannot fail to arouse a public
feeling that will result in radical ef
forts for a remedy.
The 18SC report did great good.
marking practically the beginning of
the anti-divorce agitation. Some re
forms have been instituted in many
states as a result. But there is still a
woeful lack of harmony between the
various states and statistics covering
the whole ground are necessary to
At the Harper J. R. Erickson, Mi
nor. X. D. : W. F. Young, Chicago; H.
G. Ashbrook. A. E. Fowler. Cleveland;
A. J. Kay, Chicago; W. D. Langsford,
Boston; D. S. Birry, Savanna. 111.; M.
D. Rosenfield, Moline; J. T. Walker.
Kansas City. Mo.; Ben Hartz, Rock
Island: E. S. Heuner, Philadelphia: .1.
L. Tenniinau. Chicasio: John Brad v.
Washington. D. C; U M. Butler, Chi
cago; Charles E. Alder, J. A. Nichol
son, Chicago; J. II. Cewell. R. E.
Brown. Peoria; W. T. Stutsman. Cl
cago; W. (;. Pritchard, Peoria; Max P.
Seihel. Milwaukee; F. W. Monasy,
Sheffield; Samuel Pritchard, Atkin
son; F. S. Hayes, Geneseo; Duncan
Kay. Cincinnati: G. C. How. Chicago:
C. M. Davis. Q. D. Bailey, Chicago; J.
G. Haefleth. Cincinnati: W. D. David
son, Chicago: W, E. Ellwanged, Du
buque; John White. Covington. Kv
M. If. Awtry. Laurel, Iowa; G. F. Moul-
011. New ork; D. Hardine. Boston:
F. E. Ricketts, Cincinnati; W. M. E.
Hine, Chicago; J. G. Scott. Pittsburg;
Robert C. Harris, St. Iouis: I. Darm
stadt er, Peoria; F. G. Wooster. St.
Iauis: . v. Newhall. Kansas City,
Mo.: H. .McHitgh, Chicago: C. C. Jones.
At the Rock Island t European F.
E. Mac.Means. Davenport; William R.
Plowright. Chicago: S. B. Merrill. Ke
wanee; Charles F. Woods. Caledonia.
Minn.; C. P. Hankinson. Winona: Fre.l
D. Perkins. Dubuque : A. J. Tucker,
Clyde. Kans; Clarence Man love. Peo
ria; Henry G. Johpson. Chicago; S. Y
Hyde. Albany. N. Y.: G. F. Alcott, Mat
toon. 111.: O. J. Boynton. Madison
Wis.; Pete (;. Olson. Harvard. 111.;
Harvey E. Saunders, Kansas City; G
B. Wainwright, Danville; Chester A
Boggs and wife. Chicago; Hannibal B
Brown. Syracuse: N. Hurley. Gales
burg; C. I.. Cable, New York; I. R
Henry, Boston; F. D. Scribner. Clin
ton; Jack Zimmerman. J. E. Jones.
I hieago: M. J. Maloney. Edward Goo
man. A. C. Steiner, Detroit; B. J. Wi
son aud wife. Chicago; Olaf H. Kej
ster. Reynolds; T. W. Powell, city
F. I.. Dunn. Oscelola. Neb.: A. Duns
more. Chicago : C. W. Block, city;
It. Pitney. Peoria.
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ever be an agency for the preservation
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Stomach Bitters represents the limit
of science in producing a perfect rem
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and preserver of good health. It's
wonderful the number of persons that
have been restored to robust health
by taking the Bitters, and such an
experience will be yours, too. if you'll
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makes a cure so much harder. For re
storing strength, stimulating the liver
and kidneys or to cure poor appetite,
nausea, headache, indigestion, dyspep
sia, liver troubles, chills, colds or la
grippe, the Bitters is unequalled. Try
Give the children Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea this month. It makes
them grow and gives them rosy cheeks.
There is no other medicine in the
wcrld so" good for children. 3o cents
tea or tablets. T. H. Thomas" pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE AGENT AT ALPENA STATION '
Phil Carlton when nineteen years old
married a country girl and took a posi
tion on the railroad as brakemau. The
road ran through a seniicivilized coun
try. Phil's family lived la a log cabin.
Children came plenteously. demanding
food aud clothes, aud life was gener
ally unattractive. Ouce in five years
l"bil would make an application for a
better position, but three applications
only brought the post of baggage agent
at a new statiou opened near his eabiu
with starvation wages. After this he
frequently made applications for some
thing better till the superintendent be
came weary of reading them and re
solved to put a stop to them.
Up the road was a station, Alpena,
near which lived a gang of men who
succeeded in always riding free. The
way they managed it was this: A grim
countenance with a background of
shocky hair and a sombrero would ap
pear at the window and ask for a tick
et. 'The agent would do the necessary
stamping and throw the ticket down,
mentioning tfie amount due. The appli
cant would plek up the ticket and walk
away without making any payment.
The agent knew If he decline! to sub
mit to this one sided way of doing
businens the applicant would poke a
revolver through the opening and be
gin to shoot.
The superintendent on receipt of
Phil's last application wrote him that
in view of his long and faithful serv
ice on the road he wan promoted to In;
station agent at Alpena. The writer
chuckled as he dictated the letter and
congratulated himself upon not lu fu
ture being troubled by the baggage
man's applications. As for Phil, he
knew all about the gang's operations
and saw at on-e that unless he collect
ed the fares he would be removed. I
he collected them. lw must take his
chnnces of leiug shot. He thought the
matter over, resolved to accept the sit
uation and made his preparations ac
Since Phil had leeu known In the
country roundabout as a peaceable,
plodding fellow, so soon as the gau.a
heard of his appointment they made up
their minds to make more frequent and
longer trips. The second morning aft
er the new agent took his place In the
office one of their number walked up to
the hole and asked for a ticket.
"Five dollars and thirty cents." said
Phil in a feeble voice.
"Gimme the ticket. I don't pay till
I git the goods," said the man, lazily
drawing a weapon from bis hip.
Quick a3 a flash a revolver was
thrust through the hole from withii
a shot rang out. and the applicant for
a ticket dropped dead.
There was no one else In the station
at the time, and Phil, going to the
baggage room, took out an oblong box
put the corpse in it, nailed down the
lid. tacked a card on it ob which was
written the address of the superintend
ent and sent It by the next train, with
a railway ticket and $f.30 inclosed In
an envelope. On a piece of paper he
wrote to go with the rest:
Ticket sold this morning. Not usfd
Don't know what to do with it or the
money, so forward them to you. Corpse
of the applicant in bugjrage car. Shall I
kill any more of m?
Station Agent, Alpena,
When the superintendent read this
note and learned from the bearer that
there was a coffin shaped box in the
baggage room awaiting his orders he
was more astonished than if he bad
been informed that the whole line of
the road had been swallowed by an
earthquake. lie walked the floor for
awhile In deep meditation, then took
Phil's note to the president.
That afternoon there was a meeting
of the board of directors, with the
road's attorney in attendance, who as
sured them that since Phil had not re
ceived nor could prove that he had re
ceived orders to kill any applicant for
a ticket who refused to pay his fare.
none of them would be liable to be ar
rested and tried for murder. Phil was
alone responsible; but, considering the
lawless state of the country and the
character of the unsuccessful applicant
for a free ride, it was not believed that
the man who had shot bim would be
The body was sent back to Alpena
for ln1rl.1l. nud Itiil was directed not to
kill any more deadhead ticket appli
cants. Rut Phil did not need to kill any
more of them. The others, taking
: warning from the fate of their compan
ion, found It unnecessary to travel
often thereafter on the road and when
they did. not being sure but the station
agent, fearing that they had come to
practi"e their former methods, would
shoot to kill, always paid their fare on
the train. Indeed Phil Carltons ad
ministration of the affairs of Alpena
station proved so satisfactory that he
was summoned to the main office with
a view to determining !f he were not
capable of filling some Important posi
tion. Not I e! n g an educated man,
this was not to le considered. So Thil
was made superintendant of stations,
at a salary of $:i.r00 a year. When the
lawless citizens along the line interfer
ed with the company's Interests he
was sent to overawe them. This was
all that was required of him. and as
his exploit at Alpena had msde him
fanr-nis a a fighter he was nwer oblig
ed to fight. His presence alone was
quite sufficient to restore the refrac
tory to their senses.
Gradually the country along the line
of the road leame civilized, and Phil's
occupation being pone, be was retired
on two-tlurds' pay. Meanwhile he had
removed to a comfortable home, which
he now owns. His children were edu
cated, and his boy was taken Into the
railroad service and ad ra need rapidly.
S. MARSIIAIJ, THOBXE.
We All Like
If you buy your groceries here
you will always have money in
(ilnitrr Snnpx, lb 5
3 paekngem I'nnrnkr Flour... STx?
2 parkasen Malta Vita -'
1 can torn . 8e .
1 ran lea 8 '
3 cana Syrup
3 ran a Tomato 2Te
3 tnnce bottle Catnap "c
3 pkifM Serded ltaiin 2.1c
3 pk-a furrantM 2.1c
a oa n Mnxtard Sardines .... 2Tm
Inner ean Baklne I'ondfr. . . Se
1 lb. pkfc Baklne Soda Tvc
3 cana Salmon ""
3 rana linked Beana 25c
pkjta KKK Noodlea -"'"
3 cana I'umpkia "
lb a. Itlce 2."k?
3 cana Kidney Beaaa 2.V
1 ran Beeta "
N. P. F. NELSON,
2025 4th Ave. New phone 6137.
I allow my picture published for the
tieurtit of any one who may be annoyed
with dandruff. My head was simply covered
wlili Ir. and rov liair ranie out dreadfully.
Mv hp.nl itched continually. I was ad
vised lv uiv doctor to try Oerm-a-KIla.
1 did, :uicl since have stopped the itching,
ureil the dandruff, and as to iny liair. It
shows lor iiseil. 1 Khali never be without
a dottle of (ierm-a-Kila. Mrs. N. Allen,
14:!3 West Ohio st., Chicago.
I make this sworn statement for the
benefit of other people who are bald or
getting that way. I have heen bald for 4
veoiR. and on the 14th of July one year bro
1 commenced the use of Cerm-n-Klla. The
picture without liair Is a correct one of
myself as I have lwen. and the one with
the hair on It as i am now since I used
(Jerm-a-Kila. My hair first came out after
I had worn n xealskin rap, which I think
wa the cause. In 3 years after I wai en
tirely bold. I may say In jo days after
mini; ;erm a Kila I noticed a new growth
People addressing me will please Inclose
?lamp for answer. Auinist Frederick
Schnltz. 4S; Cass Street. Milwaukee, Wla.
Iies your head itch? If eo, thla germ Is
lui kinir "in vour scalp. Tbln germ yon see
!iere U 'js.o'on times Its natural size. How
ver. this is just as it looks under a power
ful microscope. It can he round
m any scalp that bas dandruff.
Some people have as many PS
two or three thousaud. (Jertn--Klla
destrnva this cerm and
causes the hair ! erow ; besides
rures any case of dandruff, stops
hair fxliinz out In a very short
lime. I'm up in ! lottles only.
This iKiitle is as larsre as most
lollnr ltollles. We elve no fre
samples. ne ,H cept bottle will show for
itself. Address all mail orders to The
;;rm n Kila Medicine Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
l-Vr sale by ali d'usglats.
IL'T THIS OUT AND GIVE IT TO SOME
FRIEND. YOU MAY NOT SEE IT AGAIN.
Chicago Dental Company
OFFICE 16174 SECOND AVENUE.
and removal of nerves d6ne by us. and
the best and most caretui treatment
given to all cases.
READ THIt :
We have a patent thin clastic plate
with natural gums that fits in all cages
and when others faiL T.'e tise no cheap
material in our office, for our work is
all guaranteed to be r qual to the high
est priced dentists ard to be first class
in every respect. Notice our price be
low, they are aiways the same:
Cement Filling .25
Gold Platinum Filling .50
Silver Filling .50
Gold Filling,. $1 and up 1.00
Gold Crownf, 22k., J4 and $5.... 4.00
Thin Elastic Plates 10.00
3t Red Rubber Plate 10.00
OFFICII, 1607ti SECOND AVENUE
Over Speidel'a Drug Stor.
OR. C S. MARSHALL.
Many of the
In the land
Are doing their
Flour Mill Co.,
Jvist As Anxious
is to hold and defend the cup
and prevent Sir Thomas Lipton
from landing the much coveted
prize, so are we anxious to hold
up our reputation in making
good clothes and giving the pub
lic their money's worth. A trial
will convince you that we are
more than able to hold our own.
You know who we ere.
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1823 SECOND AVENUE.
Ro k iiJ.. g
Need to. Know
YOU WANT TO KNOW THE
BEST VALUES AND THE'
TY TO SUPPLY THEM.
The product of the Kimball
factory is more than double ir,
volume that cf any similar in
stitution in the world. To you
this has ss much significance
as great popu!arity. It signifies
all that unlimited capital can
command as W. W. Kimball
company purchase for cash and
accommodate their customers
as to terms of payment. It
means that the manufacturers
can afford to sell at a small
profit, obtaining results from
mere volume of sales. This is
also proof of the ability of W.
W. Kimball company to furnish
buyers the most for their mon
el. The sale of these instru
ments for this community is
handled by D. Roy Bowlby at
whose warerooms they can be in
spected. You are invited to call
1609-1609 1-2 Second
Read Article No. 5 next week.
'"JvVi, Loss of Vigor,
tlm ntnnrt Onen.
curmd formvmr by
Twenty ycanf experience
tn Army. Uoepilal and
In Dank until
cure, nay us
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jro cmttfHtt caff, wrttm a
jrpw troubfm. Addrmi
HygeiSl CO Iarenrt, Iotts. j
STILL A DEEPER
$25 Suits Now $18,
$20 Suits Now $12.95,
$18 Suits Now $11.85,
$15 Suits Now $9.95,
$13.50 Suits Now $8.75,
$12 Suits Now $7.50.
This is all strictly high
made ip for fine trade
only. Now on sale ect
LAST CALL COAT SALE
2 CooLts Lt $25.00
2 Jackets at $25.00
1 Coat Lt $30.00
1 Coat sxt $27.00
1 CooLt Oct $40.00
1 Coat at $47.00
1 Cocvt act $65.00
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Iowa. . , .
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