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THE ARGUS, . SATURDAY, FEBRUARY" 11, 100.3.
PBfclished Dally and Weekly at 1624
Becocd avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
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By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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tion. No uch articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, February 11, 1905.
The democrats in congress are put
ting the republicans to shame in their
support of administration measures.
Hoth asserts that he will make
"someone sorry ye." There are a
large number of women who are sorry
Kvery bona fide interurban. road
fchould be encouraged and aided.
There is nothing liock Island needs
Handwriting experts are again un
der the ban. A Colorado citizen se
lected his ballot from a bunch of 80
that were designated as fraudulent.
Ducks, chickens 'and old hens in
South Dakota have been prospecting
for gold. Quite a few nuggets have
been taken out of their craws, an 1
now there is a promise of race murder.
Whittling is given as one of the
causes of suicide. Oood. We have
known times when it nearly mad
murderers. Hut ihen we could stand
a little of the "Co;! Old Summer
Time" right now.
Instead o? laying the scarcity of
'gg.s with iittendant high prices to
the poor hen. why not place the blane
where It belongs. Ifci you know that
in Chicago alone the egg trust has AT,.
OOO.OOn eggs cornered in cold storage?
There was a little passage alarms
at the White House Tuesday between
the postmaster general and I). Ft. Fran
cis of St. Iouis. "You seem to be hav
ing a lot of trouble in electing your
senator out in Missouri." said Mr.
Wynne. "Yes." replied Francis, "You
see. the republicans out there haven't
had any practice and don't know how
to go about it. If they'll turn the job
over to us we'll show them how to do
it with half the fuss."
The New Orleans Picayune speak
ing of the Mississippi valley says:
This great rich region by the end of
this 20th century will in all probability
have 400.uoo.tMM) people instead of the
40.00o.0ii0 it has today, and it will be
the seat of the vastest industries ever
known and will constitute the grand
est domain ever gained to civilization.
It can feed, clothe and employ a popu
lation equal to that of China and the
day of realization is not far in the fu
ture. With New Orleans as its chief
ocean outlet then will be here one of
the greatest commercial citus of the
In Uer Valet Old Davenport.
Mayor Phillips has promulgated an
order that cow bells and tin horns are
not to be used by sleighing parties
within the city limits on account of the
noise they make. Charges of disturb
ing the pfare will he lodged against
merry-makers who persist in usirg
these instruments against the advice
of the ilice. Davenort Star.
Tbe Colorado Trick Ballot.
People !i;ve been wondering how
the monstrous election frauds in
Colorado could be made effective un
der the Australian ballot law. At last
we have fouud an authentic descrip
tion of the Colorado ballot law, which
solves the mystery. It prescribes a
trick ballot as ingeniously contrived
for the purioes of fraud as the tis
sue ballots of Ku Klux days in Sou'h
To make the business more flagrant,
the Colorado ballot is framed mi the
pure Australian model. The legisla
ture that i:sshI the law had the im
pudence to select the type of ballot
used In Massachusetts and the best
fctates to serve its puri:.se ot corrup
tion. The ballot has no party column.
or emblems. The mimes of candidates
for each office are groujx-d in a bor
der, what printers call a "Ixix." in a!
phabetical order, each followed by the
The voter must read over every
name and put a cross after one under
each office in "order to vote a whole
ticket, party or mixed. This ballot
was devised to encourage what is ca'l
ed Independent voting by compelling
the vc'cr to consider each office anl
pass upon each candidate soparatelv.
What eve- thinks aUut independ
ent voting, certainly this form of ba!
lot. if rot corrupted, puts the greatest
difficulties In the way of bribery oi
ballot box stuffing.
Bat. if you plea?, the framers cf
the Colorado law provided for print
ing across the head of It in heavy
black type: "I hereby vote a straigh
ticket, except where I hav
marked opposite the name of some
other candidate." In the blank th
voter writes "republican" or "demo
cratic." as the case may be. aad af
terwards, if he so desires, can put
crosses opposite the names of some
of the other party's candidates in th
It is a small matter that this pe
niita one to vote a straight party tick
et without much trouble. The matters
of importance are that it identifies th
voter by his handwriting, permits th
votebuyer to insure delivery of good
and furnishes an easy means of staff
ing the ballot box. Now we can un
derstand the testimony in election
fraud cases that hundreds of ballot
were found in the same handwriting
If there is any shame or decency lef
in Colorado, this ballot law will b
changed before the next election.
Turning Points Id tbe World's History
Crises are not confined to the lives
of individuals: they come in the his
tory of nations as well. That the Rus
sian nation is now passing through one
of those periods in the history of the
world far-reachine in effect and of
doubtful termination, is beyond ques
tion. With a man of different temper
ament weanne the imperial crown
that designates the czar of all the
Russia on that fateful Sunday when
the petitioning laborers presented
themselves before the winter palace,
that spirit of trust in the ruler that
has characterized the common people
of the nation might have been strength
ened. Had their petition been heard
and the proper course been taken more
prestige now being lost might have
been saved. Russia is submerged un
der burdens, and the outlook Is be
coming more and more gloomy as the
scenes are being shifted in rapid sue
cession. The Russian common people
are imbibing the spirit of the century
The building of railroads and tele
graph lines, together with mills and
factories, within recent years has caus
ed the common people to outgrow the
mediaeval conditions that exist within
their domain, and they have arrived at
the point where they must speak. They
sought an audience and were met by
the voice of powder! Such treatment
cannot but bring about similar action
on their part.
They had faith in the czar: thougl
they have long been galled by the bur
den of bureaucracy and officialdom
they yet had faith in the "little fatli
er." Their faith cannot longer abide
The reception of bullets has inflamed
the nation. The muskets and swords
of the Cossacks may disperse assem
bled crowds and lay low petitioners and
strikers, but the spirit that fires their
breasts will live on and on. The blood
spilled on the banks of the Neva will
fertilize the seed of revolt now sown
and the world may witness an era of
history-making similar to that record
ed during the French revolution and
the American struggle for indepenJ
Peaceful evolution such as might
have followed and brought alout the
desired results has been blocked by
the barriers of outgrown ideas. The
praetorian guard of the autocrat, which
has not fired a shot since the retreat
of Napoleon from Moscow, has by its
recent act spread abroad the spirit
that filled the breast of Father Copon.
Like other revolutions, this began with
petitions which have been slighted
and as in other and similar movements
subsequent events will no doubt dem
oust rate that the demands of a people
lniuuen with the spirit of the century
cannot be thrust aside with impunity.
Martial law. the weapon of autocrats,
may murder subjects, but the social
and industrial spirit of advancement
in mult- on, anu the consequences
win te far-reaching resulting, per
"t"' '"if.iiieniuer.uent or the vast
territory and the laying low of thous
ands, but reform will come out of it all
as dawn follows darkness.
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I DAILY SHORT STORY
Thil Bontelle and I wored for assay
era. Phil was a redheaded, freckled.
generally homely fellow, attentive to
business and despite has unprepossess
ing appearance very attractive to wo
men. This I accounted for from his
smooth tonirue. He coukl say more
flattering things to a girl in a few min
utes tbau I could say in a week. In
deed bis remarks were such palpable
flattery that I wondered the girl
would swallow them.
There came a leakage in the gold
dust passing through our bands, and I
was suspected of being the thief. Up
to this time Florence March eind I bad
been getting on admirably, but now
one day I beard Boutelle pay 'her oue of
Lis sickening compliments, aDd from
that time she seemed to le coanpletely
under his influence. Then I heard that
Boutelle had accused me.
Tbe leakage in the dust was very
small, but it was constant, so that in
course of time it must be very large.
The thief had some method of carryiu
it away In Infinitesimal riautities. but
with great regularity. I wns ealled into
a private office oue evening after stop
piug work and searched. The other
clerks were put through a similar proc
ess. but nothing was found on any of
us. I was put under s.elul surveil
lance, and it was iwt oi; before I dis
covered that a new man who had come
into the assaying room and wixt ap
pea red to liave taken a desperate fancy
to me was watebiug me.
Florence March gave me to tinder
stand that she did not believe I was
guilty, but instead of resuming lier for
mer relations with me she accepted
more and more Phil Hoist elle. atten
tions. I charged her with, her perfidy.
which, though it pained ber. made no
difference in her treatment of my rival
and accuser. My position was indeed
painful. Conscious of lerng suspected
by my employers and fellow clerksnnd
watched by a spy. I saw the girl who
should have stood by me associating
on terms or intimacy with the man
whom I lielien-ed responsible for the
suspicion resting upon me. P.uoitelle
endeavored to maintain friendly rela
tions with me, but I spurned him.
Hilt one day tbe tables were turned
I missed Boutelle from his wrrk and
upon inquiring learned that be bad
been arrested tbe night before. During
the morning I was called into the office
of my employers, and an aiology was
made to me for the spying that had
been done on my movements.
'"You have discovered the thief?"
"To a certainty?"
"How was tbe discovery accomplish
"That Is a secret."
I returned to my work" and that after
noon passed Florence March on the
street. Now that I was vindicated and
the man she bad taken up with in my
stead was known to be tbe guilty par
ty, I felt that I could show her my
opinion of her conduct with a better
grace than before. I walked by her
without looking at her.
Boutelle pleaded guilty, so there was
no evidence brought forth to show'bow
bis iniquity bad been discovered. This
was very disappointing to me. One
dav soon after be hod disajeared
from the world, while I was in the
private otfice of my employers, I asked
if I would ever know bow tbe culprit
had Iteen discovered.
"Why do you wish to know?"
"Because a girl whom I respected de
serted me for bim, though be accused
me of the crime of which be was him
self guilty. I am curious to know more
on her account."
lo you refer to Miss March?"
After a few words whispered be
tween them oue of the partners said:
Miss March discovered Bontelle's
I was thunderstruck. "How dki she
do it?" I asked.
"For that you must go to her." .
I hurried to Florence. She came
down to see me. maintaining a reserve.
' I am told you dlcovered the thief,"
said. "Would you mind telling me
how you accomplished It?"
"I suspected bim from the moment I
heard be accused you. Besides, be was
too broad with bis compliments. It
seemed to me they were Intended to
cover some object."
"You mean that?"
"And why did you desert me for
"To reseue yon from the position you
"And how did you do that?"
I tried to win his confidence, but
"I can't tell you any more. You will
"No." I said, now knowing that she
Iimi saved me. "I will not blame you
I now believe In you thoroughly."
Well. I permitted him to become so
Intimate that oue evening be sat so
near as to put bis bead just above my
shoulder. When I went to my room I
saw something sparkle on my dres. I
brushed It into a china cup. and it
proved to be gold dust. I gave tbe in
formation, a detective was put on Boti-
telle's track, and It was found that be
had Ieen carrying gold dust away In
bis hair, which was of a convenient
color to conceal it. The discovery came
from his washing his hair every day
when b went to his room after leaving
"And why did you not confide In me?"
"You would have spoiled everything
by making an accusation without a bit
of proof. It was very hard for me"
Her voice trembled. I took her in my
arms, and that is the end of the story.
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The Lor-nry Recrift Book tent Jre.
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them about a year ago, to give me th
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Kock Island. 111.
Rats CcmDleteW Annihilated.
It needs but a few months' more use of
Stearns' Electric Kat and Koarh Paste to
completely free the city from the rats and
mice with which it was aciicted a year or
so ago. fetearns Paste has been used quite
ireeiy in tne best residences and in many
stores. In all these places there are today
no rats, mice or cockroaches. This Paste
drives the rats and mice out of the house
to die, and can be depended upon to rid the
nome oi these pests. It is sure death and
gives universal satisfaction. Dealers een
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sent, express prepaid on receipt of price.
by the Stearns' Electric Paste Co., Tribune
Building. Chicago, 111. Small size. 2.c; Hotel
sixe, eight times the quantity, $1.00. 1
In all its etagrs.
Ely's Cream Balm
cieanaes, soothe and heals
the diwawd membrane.
It cnr- catarrh auj drivi-s
way s coid in the bead
Crrant Balm it placed into the nostrils, spreads
over tbe memiwaije and ie a09ortTi. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follow s. It is cot drying lne
tot produce !. zh,;;. I,ar'e Size, 60 cent at Drnjf
giU or by mail ; Trial Size, 10 centa.
ELY BROTHERS, 56 Wanen Street, New York
John Volk 6c Co.,
Dealers in single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood flooring of all
Dealer in single and double1 strength
Window Glass. Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
311 and 329
In the land
Are cloinfir tlieir
Flour Mill Co.,
what you want to
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the only place where
you can do so to the c
best of advantage is
here. We are speci
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take special pains
to s e e that every
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Chicago Dental Company
OFFICE 1617J4 SECOND AVENUE.
tnd removal of nerves done by us, and
Le best and most careiui treatment
?iven to all cases.
We have a patent thin elastic plate
ith natural sums that fits in all cases
md when others fail. T.'e use no cheap
xaterial in our office, for our work la
ill guaranteed to be equal to the high
est priced denti&ts ar.d to be first tlasa
n every respect. Notice our prices be
low, they are always the same:
Cement Filling .25
Gold Platinum Filling .50
Silver Filling .50
Gold Fillings, $1 and up 1.00
Gold Crowno, 22 4 and $5.... 4.00
Thin Elastic Plates 10.00
Best Red Rubber Plates 10.00
OFFICU, 16074 BECOND AVENUE. !
Over Speidel'a Drug Store.
DR. C. S. MARSHALL. 1
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 et
Jist Nine Coasts Left.
Four Near Seal Coats 255 0U
One Near Seal Coat 27 00
0natN"r.Sea.,.Coat , 40.00
One Near Seal Coat 47 00
One Near Seal Coat 05 00
THESE COATS ARE ALL MADE UP NEW AND TRIM
MED WITH MINK, MARTIN AND OTTER. SAME RE
DUCTION GIVEN ON CAPES.
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CHANNON, PERRY & CO.,
8 Davis Block. Old 'Phone 1148.
SIMON LEWIS. RETAIL STOKE
T Market Square Corner
he sees a comfortable home and,
as the cold weather approaches U
thinks of keeping it warm.
Our method of steam, or hot
water heating will do the trick.
All about ft here for a hint that
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Where you can be certain that
whatever you buy in the line of
Wines, Liquors or Cordials is of the
highest possible quality. We han
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we guarantee purity. And then you
know our prices are a little less
than you'll find elsewhere for the
same class of goods.
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