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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20. 190.5.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island. 111. En
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y THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or religious, must
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tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from avery
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, April 26, 1905.
Standard Oil can stand plenty of
abuse, just so it does not cut the price
of oil or reduce the margin exacted
by the giant trust.
John Paul Jones, or what is left of
him, bobs up :u Paris. And that re
minds us that if John Paul were in
the Yellow Sea there would have been
a fight before this time.
Conurf Ksmaa Hull of Iowa, and Con
gressman Wadsworth of New York
jointly own a fine farm in Virginia, a
short distance down the river from
Air. Vernon. Former Interstate Com
inerce Commissioner Yeomans, also of
Iowa, was interested in the agricultur
al vein tire, but recently lie has with
drawn. Laving his two partners to car
ry on the bu-ine.-s. They have a very
comfortable residence fitted up there,
with electric lights ami other fixings
unknown to the ordinary fanner.
per capita; Hungary next with 2.17,
and fiermany third with 2.11. In the
1'uited States the per capita is 1.4s
gallons, in Great Britain I.3.S. Russia
1.20 and France l.S.I. In the per cap
ita consumption of beer Great Britain
leads Germany. 35.42 gallons per head
ro 30.77. In the United States the per
capita consumption of beer is 1S.2S
gallons, but little more than half that
of Great Britain.
Where Judaa Exhibited Belter Tatr .
Easter day Rockefeller walked in
church at lakewood. New Jersey, car
rying a large jwtted azalia in full
bloom which he placed upon the altar.
It was really a field day for John. One
minister defended him on the ground
that even had Judas given to the mis
sionary cause the 3u pieces of silver
which ne received for betraying Christ
it would have shown that the thing
was working on bis conscience.
CuiiMiii nting on this suggestion, the
Bloomingron Bulletin hands Pious
John, a deduction of this kind:
"It is true that Judas might perhaps
have achieved a reputation with some
people bad he given a portion of his
profits to charity, and gone forth seek
ing other opportunities to make mon
ey in the line of betraying friends,
still, we believe that most folks will
agree that Judas showed at least bet
ter taste when he went out and hang
Theie are more Grant townships in
Kansas than any other kind. Twenty
eight bear tliii name. The fact that
Grant was doing things and making
news when the townships of Kansas
were being named is chiefly responsi
ble f'jr this. The name of Lincoln is
a close second. There are 27 Lincoln
townships in Kansas. Other states-
well r presented. There are
12 Shermans. Hj;ht Harri
son. nin Jacksons. six Biaincs and
four Cleveland. .Many townships are
named alter states. There are six
Ohio townships and four Illinois town
Postmaster General Coitelyoii has
decide to issue a circular instructing
jMistmisters from laking too active a
part in political organizations within
their p:irty. This decision is said to lie
the result of two cases recently
brought before him. in which the ac
tivlty of a postmaster has caused con
siderable dissatisfaction within the
ranks of the party. The order, it is
said, "-v ill render it impossible tor a
postmaster to bold the chairmanship
of any political committee, but will not
prevent his being a delegate to conven
tions. ThU position will be consistent
with ih.- attitude of the department in
the p-st. merely making the instruc
tions more specific. The justice of the
holding will be apparent.
What I tif World Drink.
The bureau (I statistics of the de
partment of commerce has prepared a
statement of the consumption of var
ious drinks in the principal cities of
the world While the total is natur
ally rather formidable, there is much
difference of taste manifested by dif
ferent count ries in selecting the drinks
to whU'h they give the preference.
Of the non-ulcoholie drinks, coffee
easily holds the first place. The
world's consumption is about 2.2'iit.
ooh.ou pounds, of which the I'nited
States consnrn"s '.'.1 .', imm, or more
than two-fifths. In the 12 countries
reiorttng. the consumption of ten
amounts to 5l.tttii.ttiM pounds, less
than one-fourth of the coffee con sum
'ed. Of this the 1 nited Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland disposes of
2."i".r.no,oiM). or a trifle over one-half:
Russia is second with 127.0:5.3?.:
pounds, and the I'nited States third
with 19 .i..r.t.t.. Germany consumes
but 7.oiiU.iiU pounds, and France less
Light countries consume annually
r."o3.nMU gallons of beer. Ger
many leads with 1.7S:l.ino. Kallons
' the I'nited Kingdom takes l..V'l.nnrt,
MM and the I'nited States 1.494.u.
Of distilled goods, eight countries
drink 'fc.0O.O'O gallons. Russia lead
ing with 174.Oim1.Oim. Germany second
CMef Hastlnjt'a Recommendation.
In the news columns of today's Ar
gus appears the annual report of Chief
Hastings, of the Rock Island paid fire
department. It is an intelligent presen
tation of the needs and requirements
of a branch of the municipal govern
rnent that is perhaps nearer the people
than any institution for the support of
which they are taxed. Mr. Hastings,
who. by the way. is the most efficient
and successful chief that Rock Island
has had since th institution of the
paid department, sets forth the essen
tials for the placing of the Rock Island
department cm a proper footing, bis
recommendations including a reliable
alarm system, the crying need of which
has been so frequently demonstrated,
together with other auxiliaries for the
perfection of the department which the
incoming administration should ami it
is believed it will give heed to.
The fire department is practically
out of politics in Hock Island, as it
ought to be. Ir is the one department
where civil service is now in effect,
and so it should be continued. And.
too. it is the one department that has
been most neglected by recent adminis
trations, the wonder being that Chief
Hastings has conducted it so well with
the means at his command. It has
probably been due to the fact that he
has had advantage of experience, well
disciplined men that he has accom
plished all that he has.
With the installation of a first class
alarm system -iiid such other modern
equipments as are imperative to the
maintenance of the department, it will
have attained the highest degree? of
lerfection in keeping with a city of
Hock Island's irnjiortance.
and the I'nited States
At the Harper F. L. Gregg. Kan
sas City: J. K. Rttcr, St. Louis: K. Arm
stein. Chicago: Harry L. Markwell.
Milwaukee; Louis Allman. New York:
H. Weifleld. Chicago: F. H. Windate.
Canada. Ohio; St. Claire Kastman. Chi
cago; Thomas Brown, Galesbnrg; C.
J. Holmes and wife. Ies Moines: C. T.
Kngle. Peoria: W. C. King. Kockfotd;
S. A. Wail. Philadelphia: W. H. Coben.
Chicago; H. H. Plumps. Milwaukee:
K. K. McCord. Chicago: G. Lippman.
Boston: J. M. Boyd. M. Schieff. Chi
cago: John Wenger. Wayland, Iowa;
C. M. Rath. Wayland: R. I. Odell, Chi
cago; W. B. Brown. tjuincy: W. I.011-
zine, Chicago; F. H. I-awrence, Abing
don. 111.: V. Wyetunge. K. Erb. Chica
go: G. K. Walker. Mazeron. 111.; Mat
Kearney, Galesburg; C. Guthrie. New
York: C. W. Wetherill. New York:
Phil Speigel. Chicago; E. H. Dow. New-
York: L. C. Finch. Galesbnrg; W. R.
Payne. Chicago; K. T. Malonen, W. C.
Kaege. Buffalo; .1. A. Burlingame. Chi
cago; R. L. Porter. Galesburg; J. AI
Halloway. Chicago; P. H. Floyd.
At the Rock Island (European I
Niel Hurley. Galesburg: P. I). Baheock.
T. D. Patterson. Chicago: H. S. Mel
ville. Taunton: T. Scott Brown. Osco;
G-orge A. Biekell. Chicago; C. B. Whit
aker. St. Iouis; A. Nordlaef. Wilmer.
Minn.: John A. Heer. Decatur; E. A.
Perkins. Peoria: S. D. Wait. Reynolds
F. L. Murray. Chicago: C. K. Taylor.
!es Moines; H. W. I,ankford. Winches
ter; John Freybage, Apple River;
Ruby Hudson. Apple River; D. V.
Hare. Monmouth: E. R. Weaver. Chi
cago: A. J. Terry. Buffalo. N. Y.; T. A
Teiford. Chicago: George Brookbank
Peoria: W. O. Huber. Chicago: Victor
Palmgrove. Orion: J. C. Swank. Coal
Valley: A. C. Campbell. Sr. Iuis; A
Ferguson. Chicago; Morton Munroe.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A CONDUCTOR'S POKE.
third, with 121.fttHi,tHMi. Of wine .the
consumption in wine countries is 3.
0O0.000.000 gallons. ef which France
consumes i..t...w.r... or more in-uiiiia.w,,). w. H. Peterson. Cleve-
two-nrtns. in me i nue.i Mates cne , , 4)hi R. ;. Reynolds. Chicago
consumption is out o..i......-.. .uii in n F Bancroft. Cincinnati; L. K Ken
the United Kingdom 1 r.r.fi !t.,,v Chjcago
In per capita consumption the I'nit-j '
ed States leads in coffee, with U.Tr.j A Night Attack,
pounds; Germany is second, with r... Iuist night the little daughter of Mrs.
or but little more than half that ef this Brown, as she sweetly and peacefuily
countrr. Great Britain's consumption j slept in her little bed near the bed. was
of coffee Is but .09 of a pound per head attacked by a death-dealing demon
of population. On the other hand, the, known as croup whooping cough, and
I'nited Kingdom consumes six pounds, but for the timely use of Kennedy's
of tea per capita to 1.34 pounds in the Laxative Honey and Tar. which she
United States. (always keeps handy, the life of the l:t-
Summtng up. the I'nited States t! one might not have been saved,
drinks t'-.c most coffee. Great Britain Kennedy's laxative Honey and Tar is
the mosst tea, Germany th mot beer, different from all the old time cough
Russia the most whisky and brandy, syrups, and is best for children because
and France the most wine. Reduced it acts on the bowels, is harmless, safe
to per capita, however. Austria con- and certain. Contains no opiates. Sold
tumos the most distilled spirits. :. by all druggists.
We are considered heartless, said
Ibe conductor, because -we put people
off traim who tell us all urt.s of stories
as to why they can't pay their fare.
Tie truth Is we are not permitted to
judge hi su-u matters, our orders being
to collect .all fares. The only case in
which I violated my Instructions was
where I considered myself to blame la
depriving a pasenger of hi ticket.
I was In i-barge of the Chicago Lim
ited from New York at the time and
was going through the train punching
tickets wbeti I came to a handsomely
dressed young man with a suit case
beside him plastered all over with the
names of foreign hotels. It waa mid
summer, and be was sleeping with tLe
window- beside him opeu. a derby hat
pulled down over bis eyes. We con
ductors have to deal with so many
people who pretend tbey don't bear us
when we call for tickets that Instead
of asking a second time we poke them.
The young man referred to seemed to
be sleeping so soundly that 1 poked
him vigorously in the side. He start
ed up as If be bad been shot, knock
ing bis bnt out of the window. Plac
ing bis bunds lo bis side, be groaned.
"1 beg pardon." 1 said. "I hope 1
didn't hurt you.
"llurt nie!" be said, almost breathless
with agony. "You've nearly killed me.
I've an abscess on my liver." And be
I'm sorry about your bat." I re
marked, hoping to draw bis mind from
'Hat! What hat?"
"Didn't you notice that it went out
of the window."
"Did it? 1 don't care anything aliout
a bat. 1 can buy one ss soon as I have
the time. But I'm afraid you've done
me up. Doctor told me to let him oper
ate on my liver, promising if I didn't
that the llrsl ibing I run my side
ji gains might break the aibseess mid
The young man was so frightened
alKiut himself that I began to feel un
easy for f en r 1 bud done him serious
Injury. I stood leaning on the back of
the seat looking down on him anxious
ly till his sufferings seemed to moder
ate, then nsked again fur bis ticket.
"Oh. my ticket: If you'd have asked
me for it ymi might have bad It long
ago. It's this confounded poking you
conductors practice that I object to.
I'm going to report Ibis matter to the
proper official of the road and find out
If something can'l be done to stop the
"I'll repair the? damage." 1 replied,
"bv gelling you another hat l the first
"Hut: Wind's bat to me? It cost
me ii guinea In London only last week,
but do you suppose I'm thinking alout
that? I'm worrying for my life."
Meauuhile lie bad taken out bis pock
etbook. opened it. pulled out a ticket.
which proved to lie a check or some
sort, put it back, look out something
else, paused for a paroxysm of pain.
clapping bis band on his lier; shut up
bis pocket book, put It away and began
to search elsewhere for bis ticket. Slid
ilenly be stopped hunting and exclaim
"By thunder, I urn In a fix!"
"What's the matter now?"
"Ticket and baggage check all In the
lining of my bat."
1 sighed. Here whs more blame for
me, consequent upon my poke.
"Now, see here," pursued the young
man angrily ninl talking loud enough lo
be beard all over the enr, "this is at)
outrage. You not only rain your fist
Into me, but knock mv bat out of th"
window with my string of tickets all
the way to Chicago, and I've got noth
ing to show for my trunks." "
More unpleasantness for me. I could
pass him to the end of my run, but
what w ould be do after tba t ? However,
1 braced up and said to him:
"Never mind your ticket."
I was altout to move on when h
"I do mind my ticket or the loss of
It, and I want you to fix me to Chi
"Certainly. Chicago. You've depriv
ed m of my tickets there, and I don't
propose to let you off without making
my Iis good. I'm a lawyer, I am, and
I'll licg-in suit, not gnlnt you; I'm not
so mind ns that, but against the road
It'll pay for the tickets, besides dam
ages and costs."
The question nrose In my mind. Shall
I get the company Into a lawsuit, and
doubtless lose my position, or put the
msn through? I decided on the latter
eoiire. We conductors have wava of
doiiur thing with our fellow conduct
ors. snd I gate the passenger a line to
those wlm followed me which they
would understand. Thin seemed te
satisfy lit in. He stopped bis loud
threat and went to uleep gain. When
I turtle,! the train over to mv succes
sor I bsde ibe .vexing mau good by. ex
pressing s hope that be might suffer no
IlicolM elileln-e n to hi ller. He re
plied that I bad uncle all the reps r a
tion i naked, and be would not blame
me even If my ike proved fatal.
Several dsvs after the incident a let
ter came for me eontslntng a check.
looked at the ignature of the letter,
and It wa signed "The Man You Tok-
ed." Tlw rbeok was for the price of a
tick! from New York to Chicago. The
writer confessed that he bsd leen on a
lark sbtoad nud returned to New York
stranded. He wanted to know if he
hadn't plsyed It on me pretty well.
concluding with the information tfcat
poling passengers fT rickets waa an
American e?iovrn rot practiced by
nard" abrosd. His liver was doing
well a could lx expected.
I have never since poked a paaaanger.
F. A. MITCHEL.
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The ladies of this vk'mity v.l:o arj ju't'ct-'ar as to
what thev i-ar--r,d w! .:t thry rav - w:il b;
to l.iin thif
M.t.'iki. 1 l'rjLliiT, Arr.rr
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Every suit Rives to the wearer that indeflnahlo
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f 2s p''tJ'
fSr a to be
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Sviits From $10.00 to $30.00
Top Coats and Cravenettes
From $10.00 to $25.00.
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The Old Way.
Look at the accompanying illustrations and you'll
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The arrows show the direction of the currents of air.
In Automatics the cold air descends in the ice cham
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their collision in the old way goods, hence condensa
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lispove of it and buy an Automatic.
QUERY What would le thought of a hot
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fire lix Would it have perfect or any sort
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opposite directions in a dosed chamlx-r with
out colliding? Can warm and cold air cur
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