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THE 'ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1903.
""PcV!heJ Dally and Weekly at 1S24
Second avenue. Roclc Island. 111. En
tered at the postoffice aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 centa per week.
Weekly, Jl per year la advance.
All communication of argumentative
character, political or relieioua. must
bave real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from yery
township in Rock Island county.
Wednesday, March 22, 1905.
Warnw, of Missouri, must believe
after all there is some such thing as
An exchange wants to know whether
the oftth congress will do any better
than the one that has Just passed away.
One thing is certain, it could not do
Use your influence and industriously
work for the success of the democratic
city and township ticket. The ticket
was not dictated by any machine, and
the nominees have no "boss" label on
Mrs. Carrie Nation lias just denounc
ed some Kansas state officials as "dev
ils, anarchists, hell-hound hypocrites."
It would be some satisfaction to have
tiie genial old lady talk to the United
.Mates senate when it meets again.
For years it has been the custom of
kings, emperors and chiefs to name '
their successors, when heirless, but fori
a president of the republican United
States to fool with a matter of this
kind is certainly establishing a prece
dent which few executives will care to
follow. However, the president doesn't
do things after the fashion of others,
but the nation will exercise its right,
just as it always has, four years from
The statement that the president
would name his preference as a suc
cessor has caused a commotion among
the stalwarts, and they are having the
time of their lives getting ready for
the dropping of the mantle. Fairbanks,
the cold and clammy, has become
warm-hearted, hospitable, anxious for
speech-making dates, and fully deter
mined that the vast recesses of the
vice presidential chair shall not engulf
him, while he keeps an eye out for For
aker. Shaw is preening his feathers
and looking skyward; Ua Follette isn't
saying a word, but is doing much think
ing: Cannon smiles in view of the
grand junket to the Philippines and
wishes he might have as much popular
ity four years hence as he had in 1 94.
when he would be willing to fight the
mantle, without reference to where it
had settled. Foraker trusts in Ohio.
And after these would-be's have been
considered there remains that little
coterie so close to the executive
lyodge. Taft and Root, to say nothing
of his o!d friend, Leonard Wood, who
has been very quiet since his narrow
escape in the senate.
But the people will attend to the leg
atee business. The executive, should
he be foolish enough to cast his mantle
anywhere, will find that the people will
consider it a "copper." borrowing a
term from the great game of faro, and
the convention will hesitate long to
nominate an heir to the White House.
The senate has decided that it is all
right for a federal judge to ride in a
private palace car at the expanse of a
railroad company. This is a harder
blow at the railroads than the pro
posed rate regulation bill.
11. Clay Fierce, of St. Ixuis. reputed
to be many times a millionaire, has
organized his estate into a trust, the
first corporation of the kind in Mis
souri, ami possibly in the country,
formed primarily to safeguard the in
terests of iiis heirs. The trust is cap
italized for $5,inii,iMiit and Mr. Fierce
holds all of the shares but four, one
eacii going to his son, son-in-law, his
brother in law and his personal attorney.
Congressman Hull's scare about Jap
an's designs of conquest in the Philip
pines as Mon us Russia has Ijeen thor
oughly disKsed of in .Manchuria re
minds one that he is the man who or
ganized or promoted I he Philippine
Lumber A: Development company a
few years ago. It would be a sad blow
to Capr. Hull's dreams of empire and
dividends if the Philippine lumber in
terests should bump into the 'yellow
peril." Naturally, the captain lias be
gun roaring for more battleships to
frighten the "Japs" with.
Hryin aad Ilia Influence.
William Jennings Hryan put in a
busy afternoon and evening in the
three cities yesterday, socially. joliti
cally, personally, professionally, and
religiously. First, he was greeted af
ter his arrival by his personal friends,
then by his political admirers, then he
saw Rock Island arsenal for his own
enjoyment, following which he dined
with the men of his own profession.
And he wound up the day by delier
ing as eloquent a discourse as ever
came frotn the lips of a christian speak
er. Bryan is a man of diversified gen
ius and attainments. A great orator, a
statesman of renown, one of the fore
most molders of j.olitiea! thought of
his time, a natural leader of men, with
influence immeasurable in its scope and
character, what loftier mission could
heperform than to employ his talents in
turning .the thoughts of men not only
to the more serious problems of the
life here, but the life to come?
The sermon that Col. Hryan preached
last night at the First M. K. church in
furnishing the concluding event of the
Y. M. C. A. course was In every sense
fitting the occasion and the auspices
under which it was given. The speak
er did not undertake the display of the
eloqeence for which he is famous.
It was a j-impie talk of a christian man
on the irrefutable doctrines which ev
ery sou! should know ami realize. It
was the story plainly told of the di
vinely beautiful life of the Son of man.
and of the lessons to be drawn in
righteousness of living and brotherly
love from the same.
"I take a deeper interest in speak
ing on a religious subject than I do in
sjHaKing even upou politics. There is
no peace in social, political or commer
cial life. We cannot nurrhaso noac
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DAILY SHORT STORY
MAGGY DARR'S TEMPTATION.
Maggy Parr was a nursegirl in a
large city. One day her mistress told
her that for the sake of economy she
would dispense with Ler service.' The
lady should have helped Ler to get an
other place, but she w as a seltish vvom
an and turned Ler servant away with
tLe few dollars she owed Ler to shift
Maggy's mother was a widow with
one child besides Maggy, a boy two
years old. It so hapieiied that at the
time of the girl's discharge her moth
er fell sick, and the money Maggy
Nervous Women r000000000004
iw.-ttjet i ior railway building in
-., u i r- suuu. r resi projects are
springing into life every day and a
majority cf them bear the stamp of
genuineness. The Railway Age has
compiled figures showing that nearly
every state and territory in the conn
'ry is represented in the list showing
new roads under contract, and nearly
1 o.uou miles of "live projects" which
nave not been contracted for, but
which it is reasonable to expect will
be developed. Following are some of
the most important lines which havi
extensions under construction:
.Minneapolis. St. Paul & Sault Ste
Mane, n miles, from Thief River
Falls, Minn., to Ken mare, N. D.
Missouri Pacific, 2o miles in Arkan
sas and Missouri.
St. Louis, Drownviile tt Mexico, 113
Louisville & Nashvilky 141 miles in
var.ous southern states.
Moiiuicrn Indiana, l.;tJ miles, to
complete its extension from Terre
Taute, Ind.. to Chicago Heights. 111.
Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe. l'.'.Tt
miles in Texas. Iuisiaua, Arkansas
Arizona and California.
Illinois Central. 121 miles in Indiana.
Illinois, and Mississippi.
Midland Valley. 110 miles in Indian
Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific, 107
miles in Arkansas.
Buffalo '& Susquehanna, 101 miles in
New York and Pennsylvania.
Missouri. Oklahoma & Gulf, loo
miles in Indian Territory.
Chesapeake & Ohio. SO miles in
Kentucky and West Virginia.
Illinois. Iowa & Minnesota, 55 miles
Oregon Short Line, 53 miles.
Denver & Rio Grande. 4S miles.
Oregon Railroad & Navigation com
pany. 45 miles.
Southern Railway, 42 miles.
Denver. Northwestern &. Pacific,
The year 1;0 was not a good year
for railway construction, and there
was a falling off of over l,5oo miles in
the length of new track complete 1
as compared with lfoi:',.
A wheelman's tool bag isn't complete
without a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Eclec-
tric Oil. Heals cuts, bruises, stings,
sprains. Monarch over pain.
LOTS MORE LIKE IT.
Plenty More Proof Like This and All
From Rock Island People.
No chance for argument here.
No better proof can be had.
What a Rock Island man says
Is the best evidence for Rock Island
Read this case.
We have lots more like it.
Patrick Rooney, of 13i9 Fifth ave
nue, bricklayer, says: "I was taken
with a soreness across my loins and
other symptoms of kidney complaint.
I went to a physician who treated me
at intervals for three years. Receiv
ing little if any benefit. I resorted to
the heart by winning honors of our fel ! aUert,ed sure-cures, but the trouble
low men. We cannot purchase peice - euons, micuw
of mind or heart by the acquirement of ! m the 6ma!1 of my back and. limilt'd
wealth. We can onlv attain lue iuuey twmiuiis ue-
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happiness and peace by recognizing the
supremacy of the Almighty Creator and
following the example of His Son."
So spoke Bryan. Who can nn asure
the far-reaching influence of utter
an;.cs of this nature from so wonderful
a i j ie of man?
ing always in evidence. Learning of
Doan's Kidney Pills, I procured a box
at the Harper House drug store. If
that one box had not helped me i
never would have followed up the
treatment and bought more. I J;ave
been exposed to all kinds of weather,
but up to date there has not been a
brought home from Ler mistress was
ail the menus the family possessed to
pay rent and the doctor and buy food
and medicines. The consequence was
that it was more than exhausted with
in a few days.
One night Maggy left her sick moth
er and Ler little brother, who wan cry
ing fur food, and went out with des
peration in Ler heart. She was walk
ing along the street crying when she
was stopped by a rough looking man
with the question:
"Hello, littie girl: What's the mat
Maggy gave an account of her con
dition and the reasons for it.
"Young woman," said the man, "if
you don't take cure o yourself no one
won't take care o' you. I'm au escaped
jailbird myself. Nobody won't give me
no work, and I've got to take what I
need, whether the law allows or not.
Say, I've leen watehin' a Louse around
the corner. There's a window open,
just enough for a girl like you to
crawl through. Besides, you'd step
lighter 'n me. You go in and get some
swag, while I wateh for cops outside."
But one vision danced lefore Mag
gy's eyes carrying Lome food to stop
the crving of Ler little brother. Her
I brain was not very capacious, and
tliere was no room in it for more than
one thought at a time. The immorality
of the means by which she intended to
procure the coveted result was crowd
ed out. She went with the man. who
showed Ler the window and. Landing
Ler a revolver and a dark lantern, told
Ler to use the former If it would save
Ler from leing caught. Maggy was so
beside herself with Ler proiwsed work
that she took loth mechanically, not
knowing what she did. Kutering the
Louse and not finding anything of
value in the lower rooms, she went up
stairs. TLe door of a bedroom stood
ajar, and sLe threw the light into the
room. On u bed lay a girl about Ler
own age, sleeping. She wan a perfect
picture of tranquillity, Ler face an ex
pression of absolute innocence. Mag
gy's light flashed on a dressing table,
lighting up Jewels that had been laid
aside for the night. Then she turned
the rays again on Ler from whom she
was to take these jewels.
Maggy was no more of a burglar
than the sleeper. She was not even
naturally dishonest. A coincidence
Ler meeting with the convict. Lis point
ing out a way by w hich to gain relief
had b-en too much for Ler young pow
ers of resistance. Thi defenseless in
nocence cast as sudden a light into
Maggy's moral nature as her lantern
cast uiton the tdecper.
Now, beside th bod in which the
girl lay was an electric light button.
The sleeper, when Maggy had flashed
the light in Ler face, partly awakened
and listened, but, bearing nothing, was
about to sink to sleep again when she
heard a low sob. Reaching up, slie
turned tLe button, and tbe room was
Perhaps no one ever saw a more nov
el sight. A girl about Ler own age was
on Ler knees in tLe middle of the floor,
with her hands clasped and her eyes
raised in prayer. On one side of Ler
on tLe floor was a lantern, on tLe other
a revolver. There was little time to
gaze on the picture, for in a moment
a door without oiened and a voice
"There's somebody in the Louse."
TLe awakened girl must have Lad a
brain capable of taking in a great deal
on sudden notice. At any rate, she saw
a vision of Ler visitor marched to Jail,
and at the same time she devised
means to prevent such a result.
"Bring those things and put them un
der the bed. Quick!" she said.
Maggy, called to herself by her dan
"Now get into Ix-d with me."
Maggy had no sooner disapieared un
der the covers than her bedfellow turn
ed the button, and, the room was dark
agiin. A man came to the door with
a candle in one Land and a pistol in the
other, asked the girl if she had seen or
beard anything, went away, prowled
for awhile about the house, then went
bak to bed.
In the darkness, covered by the same
I od clot lies as her protector, Maggy told
Ler story. Just lefore day lth girls
arose and stole softly downstairs, and
Maggy, after peeping through a crack
to make sure that her tempter had goue
away, walked out of the front door.
TLe next day the girl Maggy Lad in
tended to rob came to visit the Darr
family. She carried many bundles,
which gladdened the hearts of all. es
pecially those things that Maggy had
told her tbe invalid needed. From that
time forward she took them all under
her especial care, and when she entered
the social world and required the serv
ices of a maid she installed Maggy in
the position. Iler father never knew
that the object of Lis daughter's loun
ty, indeed his daughter's maid. Lad first
entered the house as a burglar. The
daughter's act Is not held up as a
model for other young women. In. Iced,
she should have acted onlv with tbe
i THeir Sufferings Ar Usually-
Due to Uterine Disorder
airy ? f-
symptom of a recurrence."
For sale bv all dealers. Price 50 consent of her father. But in this cusp
it i announced that President Roose- J cents. Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N.' co narra resulted, for Maggy, after a
velt Las decided to name his political Y. sole agent for the United States I few J"oa In Ler service, married a
legatee within a few days. This will ! . Remember the name Doan's and wp ta do carpenter,
be a new one on the American people, take no other J BESSIE CIIACE HAIGIIT.
A MEDICINE THAT CURES
Can we dispute
the well - known
fact that American
women are ner
How often do we
hear the expres
sion, "I am so ner
vous, it seems as if
1 should fly ; " or,
" Don't speak to
me." Little things
annoy you and
make you irritable; yon can't sleep,
you are unable to quietly and calmly
perform your daily tasks or care for
The relation of the nerves and gen
erative organs in women is so close
that nine-tenths of the nervous pros
tration, nervous debility, the blues,
sleeplessness and nervous irritability
arise from some derangement of the
organism which makes her a woman.
Fits of depression or restlessness and
irritability. Spirits easily affected, so
that one minute she laughs, the next
minute weeps. Pain in the ovaries and
between the shoulders. Loss of voice;
nervous dyspepsia. A tendency to cry
at the least provocation. All this points
to nervous prostration.
Nothing1 Trill relieve this distressing
condition and prevent months of pros
tration and suffering so surely as Lydia
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Mrs. M. E. Shotwell. of 103 Flatbush
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
and it has worked wonders for me.
" I am a well woman, my nervousness is all
gone and my friends say I look ten years
Will not the volumes of letters from
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