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THE 'ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1903.
Popllshed Dally and Weekly at 1C24
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L Ipn
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 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. No suf h articles will be printed
over ficUtlaus signatures.
Correspondence solicited from Tery
township In Hock Island county.
Friday, February 24, 1905.
Kansas Is for once the envy of her
The usual cry of "ooialiKt" Is al
ready being raised axainst those who
are fighting the Stamlanl Oil and oth
It may he decent, hut it's hard to
imagine Abraham Lincoln takins a
cabinet officer for a campaign mana
ger ami after the elect ion rewarding
him by giving him a higher sf-at at his
A new Iiotel to be erected at Han
nibal, Mo., at a cost of between $Po.
(( and $7iU" is to be named "The
Mark Twain." All th- stock has been
subscribed and work on the structure
will be.i?in at an early date.
Chicago Tribune: When it comes to
official affairs, Mr. Kooseveit hu.- net
tip the highest standards of ceremon
ial roeedure ever known in the his
tory of our government. Kven on the
occasion of the most intimate gath
erings at the White House the entire
company there assembled, not except
ing the women are expected to rise
from their seats when lie and Mis.
KiMjsevelt or either of them, may en
ter the room and remain standing un
til the example of sitting down is giv
en. Etiquette is enforced strict'y on
all occasions and without exception.
The general allusion to the ruler of
Russia as the "czar" is. strictly
, speaking, incorrect. His othcial title
is "emperor ami autocrat." "Czar" is
the old Russian word for "lord"' or
"prince" and was abandoned by Peter
the Great m his triumphal return
from Poltava, his crowning victory
over Charles XII of Sweden. Sine
then the Russian monarch has been
officially entitled "emperor" and at
the congress of Vienna In IMS his
right to the imperial term was ad
mitted by the powers, with the pro
viso that, though he was emperor, he
had no precedence over the kinus of
Kmporia. Kansas. Gazette: The edi
tor of tht Gazette is out of town:
the business manager i sick with
stomach trouble, so also is the fore
man, and their work is a burden to
them; the advertising man is a home
today nursing a badly frozen ear and
sore throat; one of the rejxjrters is
just getting over an attack of grip:
the subscription manager is home
wrestling with the grip; the job man
is dividing his time between his work
and feeling his frozen ear to find how
much of it is peeling off: the devils
struggle with the furnace fire was of
unusual duration this momma the
water is frozen in the basement; the
other members of the Gazette force
are well and happy, thank you. and
trying to help out the afflicted ones.
Kansas and the Trust.
An exchunge observes that Kan
sas is beginning the most important
test of a business monopoly's strength
ever undertaken by a commonwealth.
Whatever way any other state can
find to assist should be taken, as long
as that other state is justified by the
Interests of its own citizens.
According to all the evidence dis
closed, the Standard Oil company first
tnT'ouraged oil producers to invest
preat amounts of capita! and then
tried to cut the price of crude oil to
the lowest point at which it cwnld be
produced at all. If ever a state wa$
justly aroused, the indignation of Kan
sas was righteous.
Stale finance may be demoralized
by the effort to refine and transport
oil. Industrially the success of the ex-j
pennient cannot be regarded as by any j
means assured. But it is an honest
attempt, and the experience, success- j
ful or not. will be of great value to
the nation in teaching what are the
practicable methods of dealing with
the trust evil.
A Soft Snap.
Of all the sinecures under the pat
ronage of the government none is
much more of a snap than the sto-called , V ,, u,.;.i
. . , . . . i fr sample to the Herpicide cornranv.
Si cnih claims commission apiointed ; tw, t u ti ",
' letro!t, M.ch. T. !I. Thomas, special
ovt-r three years ago. There are nve'aoent
member: and each member draws an j " "
annua sary of $S.Ov0. Former Sen- That Tickling in the Throat,
ator William E. Chandler, always an ! One minute after taking One Minute
alra:nistration in t. is the chairman ' Cough Cure that tickling in the throat
of this wax works committee. U
With this "fat take" coming their
way the lucky five have not displayed
iiis , y
might remove the excuse for existence. J
but they need the money. In the three t
years they have settled Spanish claims'?
aggregating exactly $1?,. . while they
have drawn $s".5"0 salaries and at the
same time have expended over $C.j'"'.ih.'i
in the prosecution of their investiga
tion into the claims presented. Each
doliar a!lowed on account of claims
has cost the government $''), in addi
tion to their salaries.
It dfesnt require the expert opinion
of a genuine grafter to convince any
one that the "Spanish claims commis
sion" is one of th.e easy places for real
hard "workers." The members of the
commission have sent their friends to
Cuba to di? down on the claims and
have exercised their rights to the lim
it of the law.
There is said to be a growing deficit
in tne treasury or ine nation. i ni
commission, if it should succeed finally
in paying off a few million dollars of
claims at an average cost of ' for one
will have done its part toward put
ting the government in the hoie.
MILWAUKEE ROAD ADOPTS
THE BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM
More Miles of Line Operated With This
Protection Than Any Other
Company in America.
The Milwaukee road, known as on
of the most conservative of the public
carriers, has done much in recent
years in winning the confidence and
patronage of those who travel, but it
never has made a greater strike than
the one in which it announces that it
is the hrst railway in America to
adopt the absolute block system in the
operation of its trains.
Today the Milwaukee has more miles
of road operated under block signal
rules t han any other railway company
The fear that the passenger might have
of wreck is dispelled when he knows
that his train has the protection that
is afforded on the Milwaukee lines. It
is an innovation that every other com
petitor eventually must adopt. What
t lie public demands above all is safety
Comforts and conveniences of travel
are attractions, and it should not be
overlooked in stating that the Milwau
kee s reputation for providing these
has long ago been established, but
shortcomings In these particulars are
not. so apt to be criticised by the pas
senger when he is assured that he wil
be carried safely through to his d. s
t mat ion and a railroad can give him
no better assurance than the block
signal system. The Kansas City-Chi
cago line of the company is equipped
from end to end with these signals.
i ne .-sr. I'aul was the first road to
liehr its trains by electricity, am it
now has more than four hundred elec
tric-lighted cars in daily service. This
!s a greater number than operated by
any other company.
One Week's Use of Hyomei Did More
Than Six Months' Treatment "
In the treatment of deafness which
is often a result of catarrh Hvomei
acts almost immediately upon the in
flamed membrane and the hearing be
gins to return at once. A few days
treatment will bring relief, and in three
or four weeks, according to the- se-
b . ....
einv m me case, a cure win he ac
Miss Meeks of Mattewan. N. Y.
says: "Hyomei is truly wonderful. I
have used it but a short time and see
a great change in my condition. I had
no idea I would improve so rapidly in
so short a time. My breath which
was so offensive to myself and others
has lost its bad odor entirely. I haw
spent a great deal of monev with ca
tarrh specialists anil can truly say that
six months of their treatment is not
equal to one of Hyomei."
H. O. Roifs is selling Hyomei upon
the usual plan of agreeing to return
the money if the medirine dies not
A complete outfit costs only $1 and
consists of an inhaler that can be car
ried in the vest pocket, a medicine
dropper and a bottle of Hyomei. The
inhaler will last a lifetime and there is
enough Hyomei for several weeks
treatment. Additional bottles of Hy
omei can be procured for r cents.
Compare this sma'd expense with the
fees charged by specialists and then
remember that if Hyomei does not
cure H. O. Rolfs will return your
l'.nj I Ihk llrrplrlrie a Arcouit of
Its I)Ut lnr(lvenr.
The ladies who have used Newhro's
Herpicido speak of it in the highest
terms, for its quick effect in cleansing
it he scalp of dandruff and also for its
excellence as a general hair dressing.
It makes the scalp feel fresh and it
allays that itching which dandruff will
cause. Newbro's Herpicide effectively
cures dandruff, as it destroys the germ
that causes it. The same germ causes
hair to fall out. and later baldness; in
killing it. Herpicide Ktops falling hair
and prevents baldness. It is also an
ideal hair dressing, for it lends an
aristocratic charm to the hair that is
quite distinctive. Sold by leading
druggists. Send 10 cents in stamns
gone. It acts in the throat not th
stomach. Harmless etoo1 for rMi 1
drcn. Sold by all druggists.
the slightest desire for work.
LAST FLOWER ON THE AZAL4A.
A broad open stretch 'f country, with
here and there a clump of trees. Lathed
in that deep yellow afternoon sunlight
peculiar to certain portions of the west.
There is but one bouse in sight, and that
a log cabin. No feuse incloses it; no
trees shade iL The only attempt to
beautify It is a row of flowers on each
side of the little stoop in its front.
Frotu a well iu the rear u young girl
is carrying a watering pot to give the
flowers their evening sprinkling. Her
dress is a common calico, its skirt
reaching only to her ankles. On her
back hangs a suubonnet. thrown off
now that the sun has lost its power.
Tenderly she bends over her plants.
which seem to raise their lips to drink
in the refreshing draft. In all that
landscape there is uo other cultivated
So wrapt was nh.e in her occupation
that klie did not bear u step behind lier
till it was very near; then, turning, the
saw a figure and a face before which
the beauty of her flowers paled. Till
this momeut they bad been her coin
pauions. her children, the only objects
to love iu thut lonely land. Hearing
a step, she turned. A handsome, good
natured. boyish face, with kindly blue
eyes, was looking at her. Amused at
ber startled appearance and the pleas
ure the did not attempt to conceal, the
stranger unsluug a rifle from his back
and rested it on the ground.
"Io you thiuk." he awked. "that I
could stay here all night?"
"I'll see." And she went into the
house. When she returned to say that
he could have what he wanted she
found him pouring u fresh pot of water
on her plants, which he had been to
the well to bring. A mother seeing one
feeding her hungry children could not
have been more affected. Indeed, ev
erything about the stranger tended to
bring the girl under his magical influ
ence. Whence comes this young fellow
to sympathize with the one delight of
her life? She neither knew nor cared.
She only felt bis presence.
The hunts-man spent the night at the
cabin. There were no rules to govern
the conduct of the two, and they sat
out on the stoop under the stars till
the moon rose and eclipsed her heaven
ly sisters with her greater splendor.
The mini bad leen used to forms, but
he forgot them now. Only hour
elapsed between his arrival and his
first word expressing what both bad
felt for that whole hour.
"May I have a kiss?" he asked.
He whose manner was that of a god
to ask for a kiss from a daughter of
In the morning he was gone. It
seemed to ber that instead of the sun
rising it had set. Oh. that the bunting
grounds had lain near the cabin! But
he had promised to return that way.
She did not question that he would.
She- simply waited and watched and
thought of him till he should come.
One morning she arose, threw open
the shutter and looked out. The sun
was rising, and his first soft morning
rays lent to the desolate scene some
thing like beauty. The few trees did
not look so lonely, the uncovered coun
try did not look so barren, now that
the sun's light shone through mellow
ing mists. But if the orb of day was
rising in the east the sun of tie girl's
heart was rising In the west. Glanc
ing thither, she saw a lithe figure step
ping lightly along the road. It was the
young stranger, and he carried some
thing in his arms.
When she went downstairs, there ou
the stoop sat the huntsman, and near
him in an earthen pot was a plant one
that she had never seen before.
When on the line of the railroad,"
he said. "I sent to the city for it. Had
I not leen waiting I would have re
turned earlier, for to give you one mo
ment of happiness is worth more than
all the game in the west."
It is not in bloom." said the girl.
No; it will not bloom till I come
again, or, rather, when it blooms again
I will come."
They sjent one happy day together.
then the stranger went on. Autumn
faded into winter. A traveler stopied
nt tiie cabin one day and, seeing a
name written on a bit of wood tied to
the plant, asked:
"Has he been here?"
"Ixjok out for him, little girl; he's a
heart smasher. Hunts hearts as be
hunts deer or antelope."
The girl turned pale.
"Did he give yoo that azalea?" asked
"Yes. When does it bloom?
"In the early spring."
From that time the girl began to wilt.
It seemed when the winter was passing
out and the azalea legan to take on Its
new life that it was drawing its vigor
from its mistress. Before the traveler's
arrival she had not doubted that the
giver would eorae when the plant
bloomed. Now she felt that he would
One morning a bud opened, then a.n-
Mher and another, till the azalea was In
I ill bloom, emitting a rich odor. The
girl's vitality flickered as a caudle
burns down Into its socket. Meanwhile
he flowers dropped away. One even
ing she went out to sprinkle her plants.
Carrying the water exhausted ber
strength. But one flower remained.
She stooj-ed to inhale Its odor and felL
A strong arm raised her. Looking up.
she saw the smiling face of the hunts
man looking down at her.
"I'm not too late to keep my prom
ise." be said. "There's one flower left."
-I was told. she faltered, "by one
who knows yoo that yon would not
"Love promises I have never kept be-
rore - Te on 1 msde to yon I could
! not Dreax.
F. A. MrrCHEI.
Time Only Increases the Wonder of
This Famous Cure. j
NO TRACE OF BTsEASE LEFT i
The Once Blind. Speechless, Helpless
Paralytic at Work Years After
In the fall of ls.01 the San Francisco
Examiner published an interview be
tween one of its representatives and
John Hunter, of Chico. California, a
civil war veteran, whose reported re
covery from paralysis had created
such a sensation as to lead that pa
per to investigate the facts. The re
markable story told by Mr. Hunter, and
confirmed by Mayor Clarke. Rev. W. G.
White. Cashier Carew and Postmaster
Wilson, all'of Chico. was subsequently
reprinted in practically every paper in
the United States in substance as fol
lows: "About four years ago I was suddenly
stricken with paralysis. I lost all sense
of feeling and all power of movement
in my right side, from head to foot. I
also partly lost the power of speech. I
soon became totally blind and was so
perfectly helpless that for three years
I was confined to my bed.
"Doctors diagnosed my case as loco
motor ataxia and my family physician
gave me every care and attention pos
sible, but all his prescriptions during
two years were isjwerless to alleviate
my sufferings or in any way afford the
'After being virtually given up as a
dead man by friends and physicians,
and resigning myself to my apparent
fate, I determined to try Dr. Williams'
Fink Pils for Pale People. I mentioned
it to my diKrtor and he not only gave
his consent to my trying Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, but strongly advised my do
"From a blind, helpless paralytic, un
able to move and so broken down and
hopeless that life was a burden. I can
now walk, do any odd jobs about the
place, go down town, and most won
derful of all can see. And I owe it
all to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills."
The facts in the case admitted of no
doubt and a singular triumph was ad
ded to the victories already won by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills. They had cured
a disease which had never before yield
ed to medical skill. Their use in ner
vous disorders was greatly increased
in consequence. Relief soon began to
be experienced by scores of extreme
sufferers, and as the months went by
new names of paralytics cured by tht.s
remedy were added to the list which
began with the name of John Hunter.
The question that remained unset
tled, because only time could settle .t.
was simply: "Will these cures that
re so astonishing, prove to be perma
nent : I ime sufficient to make an
answer to that question iossibie has
now gone by. ami every sufferer from
partial paralysis or locomotor ataxia
will be overjoyed to learn that Mr.
Hunter's cure lasts and that he is even
more vigorous than when his recovery
was first reported.
In February, 1!h1, more than three
years after he had regained" his sight
and the use of his legs, and "could do
iny odd jobs about the place," John
Hunter wrote to the Dri Williams' Med
icine Co. that he not only retained the
min but that he had made progress.
'I now feel well in everv wav," he
said. "I have built seven large houses
since last May and I consider your pills
the sole cause of my good health, for
had it not been for them I would not
have been on earth todav."
In November. 19o-j. the same John
Hunter again wrote: "My general
health is very good at present, better
even than during the Fiimmer. I am
lble to work now every dav thanks to
your medicine. To you I owe all my
In a letter received from Mr. Hunter
on the very day on which this goes to
press Is the followig statement of his
"Four and a half ytars have elapse'.
stnee my health was restored by Di
Williams Pink Pills, and there never
has been any sign of a return of the
dread disease from which I suffered. I
am now sixty-seven years old. and am
able to do a good day's work at my car
penter's trade without feeling much
fatigue at night. I can walk two miles
with perfect ease, and can read the
newspapers without glasses. My con
fidence in the medicine that has done
so much for me is unbounded."
The claim of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
to be the greatest of all nerve reme
dies rests on facts such as the above.
The test of time has proved the thor
oughness of their work. Every victim
of locomotor ataxia should begin the
use of these pills at once in a spirit
of hopefulness. Sufferers from any
form of nervous trouble, neuralgia, sci
atica, prostration or partial paralysis,
will find Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a
wonderful remedy. They are sold by
A wonderful tonic for the sick and
afflicted. Get strength, health and hap
piness by using Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea this month. Zo cents.
tea or tablets. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
The sign of a well-dressed man
GEO. P. IDE & CO.. Mkr
If X. X li
Why our business is increasing
and why people who buy from
us once remain our steady cus
tomers: 1. Our kooI are ponlllvcly f
the hijthmtt quality.
2. Our price are uadralabljr
3. Our rutoinrr are lrell uat
InBeti vilth the attention they re
ceive. Remember, we advertise ths
kind of goods you use every day
and must have. Necessities, not
luxuries, will be found In the fol
Cream Flour, every sack
guaranteed, per sack $1.45
Picnic Harris, per lb 8'2c
Sugar Cured Hams, per lb. 120
Breakfast Lean Bacon, per
Fresh Rolled Oats, 2 lbs... 5c
Fresh Soda and Oyster
' Crackers, 2 lbs for 15c
10 bars Santa Claus Soap.. 25c
Good Japan Tea, per lb. . . . 25c
3 packages Monarch Mince
Carnation and Keokuk To
matoes, solid packed, 3
Early June Peas, 3 cans... 25c
3 lb. can Egg Plums, per
3 lb. can Boston Baked
Beans, per can 8c
2 lb. can solid packed To
matoes, per can 5c
2 lb. can Sweet Corn 6c
Japan Head Rice, per lb 5c
Seeded Raisins, per pkg 5c
California Currants, pkg 5c
Pancake Flour, all kinds, 3
pkgs. for 25c
California Prunes, per lb 5c
Golden Drop Prunes, lb 8c
Catsup, per bottle 5c
Colorado Potatoes, per bu... 60c
Sweet Potatoes, per pk. . . . 2bc
Lion Coffee, 2 pkgs for 25c
Fancy Oranges and Bananas
at very low prices.
Try our 20c bulk Coffee; best
in town for the money.
We are headquarters for Ap
ples by the bsrrel or by the
bushel. Fncy New York Ap
ples Bandwins, Greenings, or
Russets, per tarre!, $2.35; per
Telephone our orders and
they will be promptly attended
7C0 Twelfth Street.
Old ihoue tvef 4i3. m
That cur business in new
and second-hand goods is
growing by leaps and
bounds; that we are kept
moving all the time filling
Me hoJo Doing
You'll find that we
make the most liberal
propositions no matter
whether you want to buy,
sell or trade and no mat
ter what it is. But don't
forget to see us.
Dealer in second hand and new
goods of every description.
1623 Second Avenue.
New 'Ph-one, 5164.
Repaired and Cleaned
George Hogosian, native of Ar
menia, is in the tri-eities for a
short time. He is an expert
weaver and repairer of Turkish
and Persian rugs, carpets, and
all imported fabrics, and comes
with the highest recommenda
tions from leading people of
Rock Island and Davenport, for
whom he has done work, and
guarantees satisfaction. Don't
delay unto too late to save your
valuable rugs from unraveling.
Please call phone 127 V, or ad
dress 1015 BRADY ST., DAVENPORT.
J. r,1. BUFORD
The old Are and Ime tried eomaanlea
represented. Itatea aa ! aa
aay reliable eompaay
YOUR PATRONAGE IS SOLICITED.
STILL A DEEPER
$25 S vi its Now S18.
S20 Suits Now S12.95.
$15 Suits Now $9.95.
$13.50 Suits Now $8.75,
$12 Suits Now $7.50.
This is all strictly High
made jp for fine trade
only. Now on sale et
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. JmO O O O Vw O M T H O
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, tf goto toXki HOOkTrns MO PC
This method of travel to California is preferred by many.
Why? We have a folder that answers the question, "Across
the Continent in a Tourist Sleeper."
Briefly: It saves you money, you are just as comfor
table, fare as well, view the same scenery, and enjoy your
self ss much as those who ride on the Limited.
The cars are in chargj of a special passenger agent
five times each week he assumes all travel worries.
The Rock Island runs more Tourist Sleepers to Cali
fornia than any other line daily service via El Paso and
the southern route, tri weekly via Colorado you can go one
way and return the other.
For the Tourist folder and full -Information, apply to
F. II. PLUM 31 EH.
'RociT Island, If!.
$18 Sviits Now $11.85,
Tt I hare fonad am
7 wtr to sjet my
aaoaey all bark aad aiore
with It by doing- bnal
im with tbla man tbat
doea Just exactly aa be
advertise, aad prIJea
himself to hare the
home of the eloae bny-
aad baya aad aella
ad tradea more seeoad
aad (oodi thaa all the
eeoad haad dealera la
the three eltlea put to
ft-ether. Junt thlak, over
600 atovea for aale or ex
ebaaaro from fl.00 a a.
Complete Ded Sprlac
aad Mattreaaea from
1JMI up. Now whea yoa
waat to sell yoar boaae
bold gooda or bay hoaie
InlJ . .
iii l w
hoaaehold goods, or get
Tooda or oa small real
eatate rone aad see me,
the anaa tha aobody
JM ' U- Ts htfaaa-i l
Hand Dealer I
A Tourist Sleeper
&'. P. BOYD.
, D. P. Davenport, la.