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THE 'ARGUS, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 100..
PoVlshed Daily and Weekly at 124
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the poptoffice as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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No sur-b articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from everv
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, February 20, 1905.
.in riri-ii h: railway up jural iianc
Is iroJ ctf(l. It it s:ail t bat. it will be
completed in about six months.
Tom Lawson, the irrepressible, is
fcoing out to Kansas to assist the sun
flowers to burn up the Standard Oil
What Mark Anthony said of Caesar
is sometimes true in local politics that
"the evil that hkii do lives after them,
but the i?ouJ is too often interred with
their bones." The best thins for the
olfic:al to do. therefore, is to avoid evil
and lie will escape pursuit by a disa
Wonders Developed by War.
The most wonderful part of Japan's
wonderful military development is nor
a story of battles won. It is a iiudit
on diM'a.-e such as the world has nev
er before witnessed, and .Maj. houis
l. Seaman, an exp-rt. d'-clarcs that
an example has been set that the
I'niteii States will do well to follow
instead of pursuing its present anti
quated methods. Ixm before ihe open
ing of hostilities the .laps were ready.
They had discovered that in war dis
ease kills live where bullets bill one.
and tie y w-re ertain that the propor
tion was extravagant. They establish
ed the most wonderful Red Cross svs-
Jem in the world, and that body now
has more than 1 .l'iiii.uimi members.
They bad trained nurses in hundreds
modern supplies for use in the care
of the sick and wounded in unlimited
iiinnt it I s.
They studied the g-rtn theory and!
.made war on bac teria the first of all. j
and (hey studied serums until theirstu
denks expect to control dyseiittry, ty-'
jdioi I. -rysipela and eventually tu'-,V. M. Murtough. Rev. W. M. Oriffv.
eiciuo-is. Tl-.ey wiped out t!i;o d t en d ' Shefii-ld : Rev. Vincent Hu'ber. Peru:
oriental disease, b'ri beri. by sclent itie j Right Rev. Bishop O'Reilly, Peoria:
feeding of nun. At ihe same t in: Rev. II. Grew. Peoria: Hf v. C. L. M.
.lap.an discarded (!;.. fus ami pomp j RemmuHs. IMana: Rev. James Shan
of war. iiuil brass biitions and goidjnon. Rev. F. J. O'RcilJv. Peoria- Rev
lace and oilier tomfoolery an
vnknown. What ios it all
to.' At the restive hospital in Hiros
hima, up to Aug. 1. last. C,X '' wounded
had been received. And at that time
but 31 had died.
In seven trips made by the hospital
ship Hakuri Marti L4"; wounded men
were transported, and not a case was
lost in transit. It is asserted that in
the first six months of the war the
loss from preventive diseases
been reduced to a fraction of 1
In our own Spanish war. in
weeks, bullets killed 2'A and disease
In the French campaign in Mada
gascar. In 1MC. ir..iiiit men sent to the
front 2tf were killed in action and 7."i,i
from preventable disease.
If war is inevitable, and a thing to
be reckoned with, it does seem that
men should be killed legitimately, on
the field, fighting for a cause, and not
destroyed by diseases that so often
find their birth in the negligence of
Money la Making TrUiew.
That large fortunes h;fce been made
in providing trifles has been illustrated
time and again, not only in this coun
try, but in other lauds. The press re
cently not ed the death of Thomas Ad
ams. of Buffalo. N. Y.. who. in the play
of ihe nervous jaws of the nation, dis
covered a field for exploiting a chew
ing gnm that made bim and others af
ter him wealthy.
Brown bread is another article that
would not seem the securest founda
tion on which to Inild a great fortune.
Yet it was out of this palatable mixture
of "rve and Indian' and molasses that
a I Vision baker, who died a few days
ago. knowing she tastes of his fellow
citizens, contrived to found a large es
tate. W. H. Kohlsaat. of C hicago, furnishes
an illustration of how easily and rap
idly a fortune may be accumulated in
furnishing a hungry public with pies,
and how easily it may be dissipated in
trying to famish the same public with
mental pabulum through the medium
of a newspaper.
Uke Kohlsaat. the -pie k'ng" of CI i
caeo, Thompson, the "pie king" of New
York, became weahhv as well as a lo
cal celebrity, but. unlike Kohlsaat. he
kept out tif the newpaier business,
and dying:, left hundreds of thousands
of dollars to Ms N
ldhcs have been nrcumubned in the
last f-i'--T of a ctiitury by a number
of v.e ll-ftt.ov u manufacturers of choo
lato drops and caramels. Ik-mists a
well ixs candy makers profit from the
jiublic's fcw.-et tooth.
There was a harvest of dollars for
the inventor of the "Pigs in Clover"
puzzle, and the large sales every year
of "&imcracks" by street fakirs and
oUiers proves that there is gain to be
had in inventing and making amusing
It is not only the simple necessaries
of life that the world wants, or common
sense articles of wear to clothe itself
in. The public will pay liberally to be
amused and for articles to tickle the
The Pie Counter.
Patriots who desire to serve their
country by being on the Illinois state
pay roil will have to wait in patience
after the adjournment of the pres
t nt legislature. Gov. Deneen will make
no appointments until after the gen
eral assembly shall have finished its
labors. '"I believe in doing one thing
at a time and doing it well," says the
governor. "For that reason I am not
doing anything wiUi appointments at
"When will you take them t:p?" the
governor was asked,
"Not until after the legislature has
adjourned." he replied. "Then I will
take a month or six weeks to consider
applications. "I will make the appoint
ments' all in a lump and say, "Let it go,
now, mistakes ami all.
At the Harper .1. C. Pickering. Ced
ar Rapids; Ceorge (J. Craven. Buffalo:
N. F. Anderson, Charles K. Sturtz, Ke
vvatue; N. Halsey. Peoria; J. M. Wal
lace, Aledo; A. H" mann. New York:
John J)ee. Rock Island: M. I). Rosen
field. Moline; William M. Narres. Mus
catine; F. L. Gregg. Kansas City; Mrs.
Km ma Leonard. Cedar Rapids: C. H.
Miller and wife. Colfax; L. L. Wheel
er," Sterling: Mrs. George Plamondon.
Mrs. John 11. Murphy. Chicago; F. K.
Deem. Galva; .1. W. Screven. Chicago;
G. T. Wmith. Worcester. Miss.; H. G.
Davis. N. A. Woodard. Alfred Lepard.
Martyn. Geore A. Hieknell, Chi
cago; (. K. Coirstrom. and wife,
Aledo; I), s. McCarthy. Ileardstown;
W. C. Warner, Richester, N. Y. : Os
car Crouse. Orion; J. J. Harrington
Kansas "itv ; John Kroeger. St. Jiii
Seima Johnson. Rock Island; C. F.
Buckley. Chicago; F. Albright, St.
Iouis; A. D. W. Gill. Chicago; Thomas
A. Shaw. La Salle; F. T. Keating. Ot
tawa; Rev. A. Depoorter. Atkinson:
Rev. Thomas A. Wolw.rs. Anna wan:
George A. Bicknell, George W. Hazel,
Chicago; John Jones, Milwauwee; S.
M. JtenfSelder. Moline: C. W nrisrz-
Mien. Chicago: F A Head manamr
Roefc Island Plow company: Rev. J. C.
Parkes. Galva: Rev. M. C. O'Brien,
! ran cis . Conrad, kewance; V. De
Anilly and wife. Princeton; George
Plamondon. A. I). Plamondon and wife.
J. H. AmUerg, Chicago: M. Weldon,
Biooiniimton ; Rev. C. A. Ilousser.
Senna 111.; Rev. M. A. Quirk. Ottawa;
Rev. James P. Hcnnry. Mendota: Rev
Rev. J. .T.
F. G. Car
jler. Peoria: C. F. McKim
penter. St. Joseph: W. J. Dm men v.
Kikhart. 111.: R( v. C. E. May. C. R.
Whirtniore. Mf. Vernon; K. J. Tuey,
Henry. II:.: Rev. S. Zumbrecht, Henry;'
Albert M.igntis. Chicago.
At the Harms (European) Pete
O N al. George Warrington, Frank
Powderly. Fred E. Riaok and wife.
Alice Holliday. Amy Rath. Ikdl Le
Banc. George A. Dayton. Mildred Hol-
lx!land company : O. A. Brown K':ms:w
City: Joseph Sulzstein. Milwaukee;
Mildred Holland. New York; Thomas
H. Seweli and wife. Orphan's Prayer;
R. L. Garcelon. Chicago; John Anton
Miesen. New York; William G. Miller.
C. S. Reynobis. Chicago; .. Boyle,
agent Gordon fc Bennetts; K. J. Bemis.
Jaiiesville. Wis.: Kev. Denis J. Hayes.
Rev. M. J. IViwiK-y, Chicago: Fred? rick
Leisy. Milwaukee; W. G. Warrender,
Cincinnati; R. Rolf and wife. Tipton
Ben N a house. F. A. ilazani. Chicago:
O. A. Brown. Kansns City: W. W.
Shannon. Chicago: J. E. Dabler,
Princeton: G.orge E. Bilger, Mrs. G.
G. Marsh. Chicago: S. R. I.;. .is. Cleve
land: L. H. Lihhy. Minneapolis; M. II.
Copen. Shelxiygan: H. G. Harrington
and wife. Chicago; Fritz E. Boone. J.
N. Ved'Ier. Ingomar company: J. R.
Williams. Kansas City: C. w. Care.
Davenport: R. J. Harris. New York";
C. W. Mitchell. Peoria: Newton J. Mey
ers. Milwaukee: George W. Holcomb,
New York: C. L. James. Des Moines;
Van Shotwell. Chicago; C. W. Dayton.
IV-oria: F. N. Clavmn, Chicago; C. A.
Hern.an:;. N w York: A. W. Huntley.
Chicago: L. D. Fisher, Peoria: C. W.
Scot. Milwaukee; C. A. Drake, Kan
sas City; .1. W. Kruger. W. . Parses
Rxk Island (European)
;on. Ottawa: F. W. Baker.
Wis.; G. H. Martin, Gcncseo:
per. Alhnrown. Iowa: C. C.
Ainsworth. Iowa; J. Ixn-k-
nor. Milwaukee: H. G. Wiioik. Akron.
Ohio; J. C. Carpenter. Chicago: A. W.
Keli. C:?y: Alfred Lepar 1. Chicago:
M. B. Sta:r. Akron. Ohio; K. W. E'. v.
C. !.. n,iren
St. !.! s; A. Dyer. A. J.
York: Janus H. Gorraan.
J. Carro'.iton. Boston: K
vert. E. C
N vv York: Thomas P. C.-ib
Branon. Ch;casi: C. K.
Leonard. Miiwa ikee; C. O.
Springm-ld; W. M. Hogan. F. S. Nt:t-
ing. J.;ek Zimmerman. Chicago;
Frai.k l McMians. Davenport: Her
bert I. CarjMU!er. Baitiniore: W. S.
Warner. Minneapolis: J. Jones. c:'r.
H W. Lankford. Wtncbcittr: I. K. P:'
ney. Peoria: F. D. Iveon. New York.
DAILY SHORT STORY
S MY STATUESQUE RUSSIAN WIFE
VLen I visited Russia I took letters
to the Tanuanjors family of Finland.
I bad beard that people of that en
slaved country were very bitter against
the Russian government. What was
my surprise tj Lear the members of
this family declare that they were per
fectly satisfied with their oppressors
and bitterly opposed to those who were
always fomenting trouble, thus incit
ing the polb-e to curtail the privileges
of the ople.
Bertha Tannanjors was one of those
light complex ioried. blue eyed, ficjen
haired beauties who come only out of
the north. I had always fancied trop
ical women, with their black hair and
eyes and their intense natures. Nev
ertheless I lot my heart to a girl
whose disposition seemed as mild as
her pink and white cheek and her soft
blue eve. I could not but regret that
bo beautiful a creature should le en
tirely devoid of spirit. Hut I was a
Pygmalion enamored of u Galatea
There was life under the marble sur
face, and in time the real human be
ing stepped forth.
Iiertha yielded a sort of tacit assent
to my suit. Of course I was disap
pointed in this, though it was in ac
cord.uiee with her character. I would
have preferred that she should have
thrown tue olY, so that I might come
again till I had conquered her. But
girls abroad are expected to accept any
suitor iheir parents approve, anu
Bertha's parents not only approved of
me. but seemed impatient for our mar
riage and departure for the United
States. Bertha herself betrayed no
preference in the matter. Had I not
been infatuated with her impassive
beauty and spirituelle characteristics I
would not have assented to a marriage
under such conditions.
The wedding took place in a great
church at Viborg, where the family
lived, and ihe usual wedding fe,ast fol
lowed. Our arrangements had been
made to g the same night down to
Cronstadt and thence by sea to Stock
holm. 1 would have preferred remain
ing in Viborg fir several days after
the ceremony, but Bertha laid this plan
for our immediate departure, and in ad
hering to it I noticed in her the first
signs of a will. The wedding supper
over, we went upstairs to gather our
hand baggage. Bertha went to a closet
to take out the hat and coat she in
tended wearing. Suddenly she ex
"How unfortunate! I have forgotten
to send the jar of marmalade I intend
ed for a parting gift to Kitty Olbord. I
expected to give it to her tonight, but
she is ill and was unable to come. Nev
er mind; we can call on our way and
leave it at her house."
She put the jar in her satchel, and
we went downstairs, bade goodby to
family and friends, entered the car
riage and drove first to Kitty Olbord's
home. On reaching it I alighted, took
the jar nml. going to the doom rang the
bell. Instead of a servant a man with
very red hair and a very pale face, be
longing apparently to the middle class,
openei the door, took the jar and with
out waiting for my explanations shut
the door in my face. Then we drove on
to the station. Early the next morning
we left 'ronsfadt.
We renednil Stockholm the following
morning and proceeded to a hotel for
breakfast. I purchased a morning jour
ii.i I by the way and, having ordeml a
breakfast, opened the paper to glance
at the news. The first thing I saw un
der large headlines was an Account of
an attempt the day lefore to assassi
nate the governor of Finland. A man
with a red head and a pale face had se
cured admittance to his excellency and
was about to hurl r.t him a glass Jar
marked "Marmalade" when his arm
was caught by an attendant. The jar
was found to contain nitroglycerin.
"What is it. dear?" asked my wife
In her usual mild tone us I showed
signs of collapse. At the same tin e
she laid her hand on mine and added.
"Courage;" She had seen the head
lines and bad read the news quicker
than I. "We have failed." she added,
"but I hrive done mv part, and vou
will not be thus jeopardized again."
I !.K:ed into her miid blue eyes, and
sue "a trace of disappointment there
was no sign of emotion.
"Remain here." I said, all of a
tremor. "whs'i I go and learn by what
conveyance we can get on."
"Go.d!y." she said. And from the
!-ok site gave me for the first time I
ki;e-.r that it would be hard for her to
"I will be back directly," I answered
her. And she looked intensely re
lieved. I lenrm-d that a ship would leave In
an hour by the Baltic and North seas
for RoTti'ivIam. and, returning to iay
wife without waiting for breakfast. I
Itl Ler tvit to a carriage, and we were
soon aboard the vessel. This put us on
the sea again, where the poM.-e could
not reach us. At Rotterdam we found
a ship Just leaving for America and
had barely time to pet aIoard. Then
I collapsed, for I knew we were safe.
I have no desire for the more intense
brunette of the south. My wi'fo. who
had sr-en her people crushed by a
tyrannical government, had it in her to
risk all oti what she believd to t a
legitimate attempt to assist In freeing
them. It w no freak of passion
suh as wotild lead a southern woman
to stab a lover, but a conception of
duty far above ell individual consid
eration. t Since her sojourn with me
in America my wife has remained tran
quil, bet since the recent revolt In
Russia she has shown signs of internal
C re. and I am in terror lest she leave
me to become a part of the volcano of
revolution. F. A. MITCHET.
LIVER ;0 KIDNEY I1LS.
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Chicago 5. Castern Illinois R. R.
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growing by leaps and
bounds; thct we are kept
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make the most liberal
propositions no matter
whether you want to buy,
sell cr trade and no mat
ter what it is. But don't
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Dealer in second hand and new
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an the cold weather approaches
thinks cf keeping it warm.
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