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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1903.
' Pvlllahed Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Hock Island. I1L En
tered at the postoffieo a second-class
my The j. w. potter co.
TERMS Daily. 10 cent per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
Character, political or religious, must
bave real name attached for publica
tion.. No uch articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from avery
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, April 20, 1905.
The Easter hat is the paramount is
sue. Tomorrow will be Good Friday, the
naddest as well as the greatest day in
the history of Christianity.
The two United States senators from
Indiana Beveridge and Hemenway
both republicans, have agreed upon the
men they want for postmasters in sev
eral cities of the state. What the rest
of the people of Indiana think about
the program is of small consequence.
Da run Kaneko says that the inven
tion of the alphabet of 47 letters by
Mable in A. I)., is always consid
ered to have given birth to Japanese
literature, and is recognized as the be
ginning of Japanese literature. The
Japanese language is phonetic, while
the? Chinese is hieroglyphic. The alpha
bet is called "shin k.ma."
dend upon present valuation. The in
crease in business which will inevita
bly arise in the future with the growth
of the country will then inure to the
benefit of the people in three forms.
First, they will get it in the form of
betterments, extensions, and constant
ly improving service. They will get it
in the form of better conditions of em
ployment higher wages and shorter
hours for the l.SoO.ooo men actually en
gaged in the railroad industry, and a
pension fund to secure them in sick
ness or old age. Finally, this increase
will be transmuted into public bene
fits, in the form of constantly lowering
rates of freight and passenger traffic."
j A HUSBAND CATCHER. j
James F. Hyde, city treasurer of
Lincoln. Neb., probably is the oldest
municipal officer in the country who is
actively engaged each day in the per
formance of his duties. Mr. Hyde's
age is 'J2 years, yet each day he ap
pears at his office in the city hall.
works during his office hours and then
departs to take up other work which
Utilizes his time until 0 o'clock. His
mind is as clear and unclouded as that
of many men of ru.
Kvery now and then someone myster
iously disappears, apparently without
any known or imagined cause, and the
whereabouts of the missing one is dis
covered, if ever, after years of search.
Men have been known to turn the cor
ner of a street, and days have length
ened into weeks, and weeks to months,
and months to years and no trace found
of them, nor cause assigned for their
A singular case of this kind which oc
curred in Detroit. Mich., is now being
given renewed publicity. The man's
name who disappeared was Charles H
Smith. He was one of the leading bus
iness men of Detroit, and a partner of
the late Gov. Pingree. In May, 1S90,
lie mysteriously disappeared. His wid
ow mourned for him. aud the nest year
in March. ISai, went into court, hat
him declared legally dead and came in
to possession of his estate, valued at
$f,iMMHt. It now appears that Smith
became involved in financial difficul
ties and went to New York. His in
tense pride led him for 15 years to re
main hidden from his wife, children
and friends. One of his old acquaint
ances found him by accident in the
metropolis, and unknown to anyone
ee. sent him regularly a small ftim
which was sufficient to keep him from
starving, and for 11 years he has lived
a recluse in that great city. The other
day he fell sick, was taken to a ho
pital and died, and now his wife has
claimed his body and will take it bark
to Detroit for burial.
This year's celebration of Memorial
day in Philadelphia will be marked by
the participation in the exercise, in an
official capacity, of a confederate lead
er. Gen. Fitzhiigh Lee. This will be
the first time in the history of the
Grand Army in Pennsylvania thai a
confedernie general has delivered a
Memorial day oration under tbeaus
plces of a Grand Army post. Gen.
I.ce will bo the guest of Col. William
I.. Curry Post No. 1...
A dispute has arisen as to the origin
of the title "Kasy Boss" applied to Sen
ator Piatt. The- phrase was originated
by Senator Piatt, and was first pub
lished in the New York Evening Sun
in January. 1K;,". Mayor Strong had
been in office a few days, and had re
fused to take orders from Rev. Dr.
Charles H. Parkhurst. The doctor
gave out a long statement, in which
he said that ' Boss Piatt" was running
the city government. When asked by
a. reporter to reply to the Parkhurst
statement. Senator Piatt chuckled and
aid: "I am an easy boss if I am boss.
I do not say to thts man. 'You must
come.' or to that man. 'You shall go.'"
The Interview with the senator was
published under the headline. "I am an
'Kasy Boss. Says Piatt." That origin
ated the title of Easy Boss.
Senator Xewland'a Panacea.
Senator Frances G. Newlands, from
Nevada, explains In the North Ameri
can Review, the salient points of the
icsolution which he recently introduc
ed Into the I'nited States senate with
a view to the settlement of the trans
portation question. The senator would
require that all railroads engaged in
interstate commerce should incorpor
ate under a national law; that all such
railroads should be valued by the in
terstate commerce commission, and
that their capitalization ' should not ex
ceed the value thus declared; that the
interstate commerce commission should
revise all rates so that an annual in
come of not less than 4 per cent should
be !elded on the valuation: that rail
toad property should be exempt from
all taxes, except a tax on gross re
ceipts, which should begin at 3 per
tent and Increase at the rate of one
fifth of 1 per cent each year until it
reached the maximum of 5 per cent;
that a pension fund should be created
for employes disqualified, either by in
jury or by age. from active service;
and that all disputes between the rail
road and employes should be settled
by arbitration. Senator Newlands says:
"I'nder this plan, the vast increase of
transportation business in the future
will tend to the reduction of rates and
. the advantage of the people. The ap
preciation of values which ha occur
icd up to the time this act goes into
effect rightfully belongs to the owners
of railroad property. They invested in,
a speculative undertaking, took their
chrncv. and created a property valua
ble to. themselves and indispensable to
the rubllc. Bat now we propose to
ellm'n::- t"i" speculative element, and
to create conditions which will make'
railroad securities almost as pood as
government bonds. In return for this j
great advantage we k that capital!
shall be content with' a reasonable divi-
FINALS FOR, CANDIDATES
County Superintendent Ferguson Or
rinal examination for teacher's cer
tificates will be held in Rock Island
county May in. County Superintend
cut S. J. Ferguson has designated the
placc-s and those to have charge as
District 2 Nellie Daly, Bessie
District X Dora A. Zelgler. Iottie
District 1; A. B. Johnson Minnie
District P. Margaret A right. Orpha
District 0 Bertha Derrick, Bessie
Heeler. Lillie Crompton.
District 24 Clara Koliman. Anna
District 29 Tillie Hanawacker.
Mary B. Kdelman.
District o2 Carrie Walton, Justin
District ':! Adelia Schoessel.
District '.S Kmil Scharman. Flor
ence Jackson. Nellie M. Moran.
District 71 Effie Maherry. Julia
District 72 Ida M. Mctiinnis. So
District 74 Elsie M. Elliott. Char
District 7' Agnes Shetler, John
District So Edna IVsch. Sara Rich
ardson. District ss Carrie Walker, Mebel
District su Hattie H i : I . Clara Zude.
District CX' H. C. Johnston. Thomas
District Elizabeth Weaver, Ida
District si Adelia White. Kate Foster.
i" Charles Ege, Anna M
42 Julia McGinty, Edna
45 Marie Anderson, loi
4 It Maude Graham. Edna
:G D. B. Hoffman, Ethel
f.S Ruth Biiffum. Laura
"Itching hemorrhoids were the plague
of my life. Was almost wild. Detail's
Ointment cured me quickly and perma
nently, after doctors had failed." C. F.
""ornwell. Valley street. Saugerties.
ITor over TIP veara
has proven to be the But tbers Is for
Only 25c and 50c. at all druggist
F. M- Richtcr & Co.
213 Pearl Street,
rvew York. XL
I was what is commonly called a
"gay toy" that in. of a reckless, con
vivial nature. Many were the warn
ings 1 received that I would come to no
good end, but they were all unheeded
till at last 1 received one that changed
the whole course of my life.
Going home one night after a late
supper, I cliuibed the stone steps of
my home, put my key in the lock of the
front door, opened the door and en
tered the hall. The light iu the hall
was turned very low. It was always
left for me when I was out. and, after
depositing my hat and coat Iu the
closet, I turned it out and started up
to my room wheu suddenly from some
where ou the ground floor came the
voice of a young girl.
Now, there was no girl In the family,
not even a servant, for our only do
mestic was a woman of fifty, with an
Irish brogue. Curious to know what
the voice meant. I went into the living
room and listened. It was pitch dark
and n silent as the tomb. There was
something grewsome in that silence. 1
certainly had heard a voice, and there
was but one explaua ion that it wo
from the dead. Suddenlv it comment
ed again, coming from a rear room
'"You cannot harm ine.
What astonished me mot was that it
should be supiHised that anv one would
want to burin a person with so sweet
Mini childlike a voice.
"Mv innocence s uv protection," the
voice weut on. "Change your life, be
coiue guileless sinl no one can harm
The fust question that arofte iu my
mind was whether 1 hud lost niy rea
son, the second if some one else had
gone daft. I whs in no inood to speak
to this spiritual lelng. not lecause 1
was frightened, for 1 was too well
braced with champagne to be fright
cued at anything, but I could not ninke
out who was talking to me.
"On the mantel Is a vase," the voice
said after a brief silence, "in which
you will find $1. Take the money
go away and live a better life."
This girl, who must be biding In the
other room, had evidently mistaken me
for a burglar. But who was she and
how did she come into our house? I,
fancied a terror stricken miss in wrap
per and curl papers crouching in tin
back room endeavoring to get rid of a
robber by preaching and bribery. Sin
seemed to be firing her words at Inter
"You had a mother. She may be 11 v
ing now. Think how it would wring
hei heart to ihink of her dear boy
thief and a robher."
"My little girl." I said my words
were slightly run together from the
w ine 1 had drunk "if you'll permit me
to come in there and turn up the light
I'll show you that I'm no robber, but a
young man In evening dress."
I waited for a reply. I must give her
time to collect her faculties, for de
spite ner calmness sue must ie very
much frightened. Her answer caine at
it is urniK mat ruins so mauy young
men. Doubtless drink has ruined you.'
"Not yet." I replied. "I wouldn't be
the worse for another bottle now. But
enough of this. I'm going to riud out
who you are. Don't be frightened. 1
won't hurt you."
I struck a match, lit the gas and
stood astonished. By the furniture In
the room I knew I was iu a strange
house. Between portieres I could look
Into a bac k room, and there on a table
stood a pboiiogrni.il. 1 saw lr all
Quick as a Hash I turned off the gas
stepped on tiptoe into the hall, and as
I passed out the front door the phono
graphic miss said sweetly:
Think how happy I shall be at hav
ing saved a human soul."
1 lived In a block of ten houses all
alike and was constantly trying to get
Into any of them that I mistook for
my own. This was the first instance
iu which my key happened to fit an
I was going into my house one after-
uoou soon after this esplsode when I
saw a very pretty girl mounting the
steps of one of the houses in the block
three doors from mine. Before enter
ing she called "CJoodby" to a friend
who had left her. 1 recognized the
voice 1 had beard on tbti night of my
ii u in tent ion a I boitsebrea king.
"Phonograph!" I cried.
The girl sinned, aud turned.
"Think how happy I shall be at hav
ing saved a human soul," I said loud
enough for tier to hear.
Then we ImhIi smiled.
That same evening 1 ent in my card
and received an explanation. She lived
with an old niHid aunt who was terri
bly afraid of burglars. The aunt bad
lougbl a phonograph. Into which she
and her niece Lad talked alternately.
with a view to iuduce aDy intruder to
go away. Hie instrument was wound
and set going when they went to Led
and would run till dawn. I had hap
pened in while the niece's voice was
soundiug words f warning.
And so I was saved from a life of
self Indulgence for one of usefulness,
though the warning phonographic
words had nothing to do with my con
version. After a brief courthlp I be
cam engaged to the owner of the voice
that had captiriated me and took the
place of the phonograph In seating
away burglars. I will, however, rec
ommend the device to unprotected
women, bat woald suggest that the
warnings spoken into it sboaVi be by
young ladies with melodious voices.
Then If a burgier is sot scared away
a lt::;&t2:3 naj at least be caegfct.
"JOjEf B. ABMSTBOXQ.
Order jour Spring
Suit or Overcoat at
J. B. ZI&1MER & SON
Mercha-nt Tailors, g
New Location, 1817 Second Ave.
Now Buy at
HAY AND STRAW.
CORN AND OATS.
WHEAT AND SCREENING.
In fact I am going to keep all
kinds of feed. I thank my old
customers for past favors and
would like you to come back and
a good many new ones.
Best goods at lowest prices.
N. P. F. NELSON,
2025 4th Ave. New phone 6137.
IALT1M0RE X NEWY0RS
GOOD DRESSERS HAVE ACQUIRED THE HAB
IT OF LOOKING TO THIS STORE FOR THEIR
CLOTHES. IT'S A GOOD HABIT. MANY OF OUR
BEST CUSTOMERS WE WON AWAY FROM THE
EXCLUSIVE MERCHANT TAILOR AND HIS
, HIGH PRICES, AND IF YOU WILL TRY OUR
G. M. Special
YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CHANG
ED. OUR SPECIALS ARE BUILT BY THE
CLEVEREST TAILORS THAT EVER THREADED
A NEEDLE, AND THEY BEAR THE MARKS OF
EXCLUSIVENESS AND INDIVIDUALITY. THEY
ARE HERE, READY TO PUT ON, AND YOU CAN
CHOOSE THOSE THAT BEST BECOME YOU.
Gustaison H Hayes 1
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We will cure arty ailment
which is the result of a dis
eased condition of the Ner
vous System, and whether you
are suffering from Nervous
Debility, Mental Exhaustion,
Loss of Energy, Loss of
Strength, Insomnia, Prostra
tion, Physical Decline, Result
of Violating the Laws of
Health, or any Ailment of the
Nervous System, our new Eu
ropean treatment will effect a
perfect and permanent cure.
Investigate. Consultation free.
Pay when cured, deposit the
money in the bank. Call today.
THE HYGEIA CO..
22 Brady Street Davenport, Iowa.
'all us up. : West 700-K.
Office, 1825 2d Ave.
That our business in new
and second-hand goods is
growing by leaps and
bounds; that we are kept
moving all the time filling
Metho.l of tJoing
j You'll find that we
O make the most liberal
j 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.
5 1623 Second Avenue.
Old phone 550-K. New phone 5164
Che New Chinese Snamcl
For FLOORS. FURNITURE,
DATII ROOMS. ETC.
One Hundred Cans of
One can of Chi namel (the
Chinese colored varnish for
floors and furniture) will be giv
en FREE to each housekeeper
asking for the same. This free
can will color and varnish a
chair or will give you a good
idea how an old floor will look
finished in Oak Chi-namel. Boil
ing water or the blow from a
hammer will noturn it white.
Made in all colors: Natural
(clear). Light Oak, Golden Oak,
Dark Oak, Cherry, Mahogany,
Rosewood, Satlnwood (green),
Walnut, white and black. Full
directions for converting old
furniture and old soft wood
floors into the beautiful hard
wood fin ih. -
THEY WILL GO QUICKLY, SO
COME AT ONCE.
Hll.t-IUIT !t' ml Avenue.
! Ho.-k lalnncl. III.
WALK, ON IT. StriK. it ritK
- h.mm.r, or pour
v -witter on it and satisfy yoursolf. th.t
this varnish tvill not crack or tarn whit:
Chicago Dental Company
PFlue i17a SECOND AVENUE.
In ail iu stage.
Ely's Cream Balm
cieauaF, soothes and heals
e diseased mtmbtanc
It cores cauurb and driTf-
away a cold io the bead
Cream Balm is Jacfl into the nostril .jreads
over the membrane- and is absorbed. Belief is Im
mediate and a cure follows. It Is not drying doe
not produce sneering. Large Size, 60 cents at Drog-
sts or by mail ; Trial Size, 10 cent.
ELT BROTH ER-S 64 Warren Street, New York
Scrofula. Salt Rheum, erysipelas and
other distressing eruptive diseases
yield quickly and permanently to the
cleansing, purifying power of Burdock
tnd removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careiui treatment
given to all cases.
We have a patent thin elastic plate
with natural gums that fits in all cases
md when others fail. We use no cheap
material In our office, for our work is
all guaranteed to bo equal to the high
est priced dentists ar.d to be first class
In every respect. Notice our prices be
low, they are aJways the same:
Cement Filling .25
Gold Platinum Filling .50
Silver Filling .50
Gold Fillings, $1 and up 1.00
Gold Crownr,, 22k, (4 and $5.... 4.00
Thin Elastic Plates 10.00
Best Red Rubber Plates 10.00
OFFICU, 160m SECOND AVENUE
Over Speidel's Drug Store.
DR. C 8. MARSHALL.
Our canvassers are in the city
and will call upon you at your
homes and tell you all about
Beach's Peosta Soap. They will
give you a ticket. Be sure and
use your ticket and get a bar
of "I'wti'a" free from your gro
cer. Tickets are good at any
grocery store In the city.
-AMES BEACH A. SONS.
Irr. vnn iwir.ir.ni rVfr-rnrvK
DO YOU WANT IT QUICKLY? DO YOU WANT TO
DEAL WHERE YOU WILL FEEL SAFE?
Many times your salary or income is not sufficient,
for some sudden cniergeucy and it is necessary to obtain
a given sum of money quickly. We can accoinmodale
you and in a reliable manner. We make loans on furni
ture, pianos, horses, wagons, or other personal property,
privately ami without removing the property. We ex
plain our terms in dollars and cents, so you will know
just what a loan will cost for any given time, and you
can make it cost less by paying stxmer. Iet us tell you
more alxtut it. We will he glad to send our confidential
agent to see you. if you find it Inconvenient to call
here, and you will be under no obligation to ns nor at
any expense unless we make you a loan. Call, write; or
telephone us today.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell &. Lynde Block, Room 38.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenings. Tele-ft
New Telephone 6011.
fr phone West 514.
K Kit LICK 11KOS..
117 Seventeenth Street,
Rock Island. Both 'Phones.
-l . r? y 7"yir '111'1
fteenia possible In thl Brnaoa'a llnr f
Wall Paper, lloriler ami elllnar Perora
tions. 'I' lie designs and rolorlna;s are
II that run lie tealrerl. We'd be de
lighted to hiw you ur atork Isj Its
entirety, or the part rf It that latereata
yoo. Now la the time tn begin rear
deforming, before the rush heglaa. Von
vtlll alna Itnd Ma treating yon right
la regard to prleea and qualify of work.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.,
419 Seventeenth HI reel.
Old phone 721 X. phone B2l'
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d Jewelry, Musiral Instruments, Suit Caces, Trunks. C'.othinx, and unro
g deemed goods of all kinds. If yo'i are looking for bargains, call on as.
g SIEGEL'S LOAN OFFICE, Old phone, W. 816. four rioff. p