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THE ARGUS, Fit ID AY, JUNE 30, 500.-.
Published Dally an Weekly at 1J4
cend avenue. Rock Island, XH. En
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bar real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
1 9T f !'SpTg
Friday, June 30, 1905.
i .'Germany In said to hate England
and England Is nothing 1 not recip-
The people of Russia apparently
have about as much to nay about stoje
ping the war as they did about start
It will be ujore satisfactory when the
reports of progress on the Panama
canal quit reading o much like the
"reports" from a "hofcpital."
It Is Elated that there is no word
meaning 'hurrah" in the Russian lan
guage. Does not seciu to be any reed
for one the way we look at it.
In his Cambridge speech. JreKident
Roosevelt exclaimed, "Make me a boy
again." What good would that do
him? Secretary Hay being ill, he has
no "Little Breeches."
ed to business and how well posted he
was on details. It is related that Mr.
Sage once asked the price of about
twenty different staples which go to
make np the equipment of a railroad.
and George gave him the right answer
off the reel. Mr. Gould is in the direc
torate of many of the Gould enterprises
and he has stock in many more.
"Without an authorized chief of either
the police or fire departments. Rock
Islnnd may have reasonable excuse if
it approaches the Fourth with some
concern, if not fear and trepidation.
U Ih not evincing a disposition to
dampen the ardor of the patriotic
American youth to insist that he cele
brate the Fourth in a sane and appro
prliite manner and that he refrain from
The Dallas News thinks "it is a bad
ign when we see the highest political
appointments and the heaviest salaries
In difficult private lines of business of
fered to men who do not even pretend
to know nnythlng about such -business."
Cigarette prohibition does not pro
hibit in Indiana, owing to the well
known inability of a state to interpose
a barrier against interstate commerce.
The person who wants to mdoI;c clgar
ets in Indiana can import them from
Speaking of graft, what do you think
or Channcey M. IX'pew copping out
$20.0Oy per annum and David B. Hill
$.1,to0 is attorneys retainers fees in
the Equitable? Are there any iher
big Insurance coronations, the policy
holders of which are contributing to
the elegant ease of distinguished men?
I'pou the investigation of the alleg
ed frauds in connection whh the gov
ernment of the Chickasaw nation, In
dian Ttcritory. Treasurer Ward. e.v
Jov. Moseley, Gov. Johnston, and sev
eral other republican officials, have
boi indicted for reissukig school and
Ken ral fund warrants of the Chicka
saw nation. When will rcpublutin of
freeholders stop their stealing?
Admiral Falkcrsham. a Russian com
tnunder who lost his life in the recent
n'a f'ncht with Japan, was of grtat
physical proportions and one of the
jolllest men personally. Some years
ago he was put in command of n tor
ped boat, hut found that he could not
get into his cabin, the aperalure lead
ing thereto being Uk small to permit
the passage of his hue bulk. He com
municated with the admiralty authori
ties regarding the matter, but for a
time they regarded his Appeal as a
joke, and Falkcrsham had to pass his
nights on deck until he was transfer
red to a more suitable vessel.
Philad lphia Press: Admiral Togo's
official report ought to end the demand
for more battleships for the sake of
having more battleships and concen
trate all on efficiency. Russia spent on
her navy to $1 spent by Japan.
When the war opened. Russia had 29
battleships and coast defeuse vessels.
Japan had nine. In armored cruisers
Russia bad eight and Japan six. Rus
sia had 27 cruisers and Japan IS. In
rpite of this preinderance, the Rus
sian fleet is annihilated. It Is. with
trifling exceptions, all sunk or captur
ed. This was acomiplishcd. not by
siit but by efficiency.
When Gov. Deneen was nominated,
it was openly stated that all of the
Yates appointees were to be continued
in office for two years in order to swell
the campaign fund and get ready for
the coming fight. The story was de
nied, but the Kankakee Gazette as
serts that there is something in it. and
that the funds have already reached
$r,,oo0. Yates friends declare that this
lale is put in circulation in order to
prejudice his interests lefore the pub
lic, and they insist that Yates ought
to repudiate the story on the grounds
that no nelf-reppocting man would con
sent to receive the benefits of funds so
accumulated. There are a good many
queer things about this whole matter
that time rray clear up. At present
there is great running to and fro. much
rolling of eyes and conjectures. In
the meantime, let us wait patiently.
We shall see what we shall see.
Russell Sage, who is not especially
noted for the number of warm per
sonal attachments he forms, is said
to have a ery high regard for George
Got. Id. It Is not recorded that he ever
lent Mr. Gould money without proper
security. it he was always willing to
go In lor any project backed by the
late wizard's eldest son. Mr. Sage be
came acquainted with "Young George"
when the latter was a clerk in his
father's office. It delighted the o'.d,
New and Old Ltwi.
Many new laws will go into effect in
the state of Illinois tomorrow. All sorts
of measures were passed by the recent
legislature, they having been reviewed
from time to time showing that they
cover a wide field of legislation. Many
of them are excellent laws, and of a
character to demand strict enforce
ment. The tendency of the times is.
however, to dump a great measure of
new laws upon our various states, and
to neglect, in the enactment and multi
plication of new legislation, attention
to and enforcement of many of the
valuable statutes of the past.
Year after year the vast maze of
legislation becomes more and more
complex. As the great legislative fab
ric grows more complex, the technical
ities multiply and interpretation and
enforcement of the laws in their en
tirety become more and more difficult
Hence, let us not, in our eagerness to
apply and enforce new legislation, for
get some of the great yet simple laws
of the past which are neglected and
which the state should rigidly enforce
The criminal laws especially seem
in some counties to have become al
most obsolete. Especially is this true
of the crime of gambling, and similar
The people of the state, as the
Springfield. Register well says, are in
terested at this time, not only in the
application of the new laws, but in
the proper attention To and enforce
ment of the old laws.
Is There a Trust In Firearms, Too?
A contract for 9.000.0UO rounds of
ball cart ridges of calibre .) was award
ed by Acting Secretary Oliver, of the
war department, the contract being di
vided equally between the Winchester
Repeating Arms company, the Union
Metallic Cartridge company anil the
United States Cartridge company.
ine uids or the three companies
among whom the contract is divided
was identical in every particular, the
price of each being $12.5u per l.ftoi)
rounds. Gen. Crozier, chief of ord
nance, said :
"There was no competition in either
the price, the time of delivery or any
of the other elements of the propos
This wears the appearance of collu
mon oeiween me lactones, ana
would appear that it would be well for
the government to have facilities for
the manufacture of ammunition of its
At the Harper K. I.. Wright. Kan
?as City; A. C. Nash, Minneajiolis : H.
A. Smith, Chicago; R. G. Bishop. Chi
ago: A. 1.. At wood. Topektt : B. K.
Hixon. Hannibal; I.. C. Stung. Hanni
bal; C. W. Church. Chicago; R. C
Woolmen. Chicago; W. S. Hopkins
Philadelphia: W. G. Benedict, St. Eon
is; F. W. Willes, Chicago; F. D.
Thorpe, Muscatine: Miss B. Smith.
Burlington: C. H. Blut, Cleveland; H.
D. Voak. Detroit; R. A. Brat ton, He
lena. At the Rock Island (European) E.
W. Ebey. St. Iuis; C. E. Boren. St.
I-ouis; N. E. Ives. Galesburg; C. R.
Williams. Peoria; M. Arnstein. Chica
go; John M. Peeplcs, Chicago; Andrew
Sevtreiice. Minneapolis ; C. M. Wright,
Chicago: F. Claus. Ottawa: C. H. Ham
mond. Peoria; T. W. Powell. St. Lou
is; F. J. Rincker. St. Paul; Harold C.
Bowes, St. Paul; J. B. Johnson. Gales
burg; I.. A. Day. Greenville, Miss.; J.
W. Balsdey. Winchester; Bert Ander
son. Rocbelie; J. It. Pitney. Peoria;
W., S. Johnston. Ulah; A. J. Scheof.
Milwaukee; S. O. Tansj.l. Savanah,
Mo.; Dr. Mannor. Sherrard; C. A. Jack
son. Chicago; C. F. Clarke. Devil's
I-ake. Wis.;B. A. lenders. Chicago;
Harvey B. Prother, Ratine. Wis.; M.
K. Mangold. Chicago; Sam Bartlett.
Ottawa; C. R. Cruise. Chicago; R. C.
Marshall. St. Eouis: C. A. Morgan,
Danville; George A. Barry. Chicago.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE SPECTRAL MESSENGER.
Chronic Rheumatism Cured.
Dr. H. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
I ml., says: "For several months after
spraiuing my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally
tried Detchon's Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism, and in four days could walk
without my cane; two bottles cured
toe sound and welL I take great
pleasure in recommending the Mystic
Cure to all who are afflicted with
rheumatism." Sold by Otto Grot jan,
J S01 Second avenue. Rock Island:
Gust Sehlejrc! & Sou, 210 West Second
In a certain village a married couple
go annually to a cemetery to strew
Cowers en a grave. This is the story
that Is connected with their devotion to
the dead :
The night was dark and the wind
howled as though It were the mingling
of voices of a thousand lunatics, wh
released from the Iody, were wild with
exhilaration at their freedom.
"Loui" gasped Mrs. Raj-lien, "I
fear I am going to die."
"Great heavens!" exclaimed the hus
band, and, getting out of bed, h
scratched a match and lighted a candle.
"Go for a doctor," gasped the wife.
"And leave you here with no one but
that ignorant maid? How can I?"
Louis Baylies hurriedly got Into his
clothes, awakened the maid, then went
to the stable, saddled his horse, mount
ed and rode away.
It was a good five miles to the doc
tor's, un.l though the rain had -eased
It had left the road bard to get over.
Baylies was obliged to trust to his
horse, whose eyes were far better than
his master's, but the brute seemed to
have difficulty in keeping the road. At
nny rate, he was constantly floundering
in some bog lieslde It. Baylies encour
aged him, but the man's drend that h
would not bring the doctor In time
that on hVs return he would find his
wife dead- put a tremor Into his voire
that was not reassuring.
The distance he traversed was un
known to him till he came to the -eine-tery,
which he knew wa halfway. Then
suddenly a flash of lightning -the first
Illumination in a night of pitchy black-nesR-
showed him on the other side of
n stone wall a tombstone on which was
carved the name "Albert Seymour."
Baylies shuddered. He and Seymour
had been rivals for the hand of Mar
garet Burns. Baylies hud won, and
Seymour had never licen the same mtm
afterward. Stricken with n deadly dis
ease, he had declined treatment, aver
ring that be wished to die. And now
the woman he had loved was at death's
door, and the man who had won her
was trying to save her.
Whether It wan the blinding effect of
the lightning on the horse's eyes or
the fright that made him shy in the
Inky ensuing blackness, be came against
the wall. Baylies went over it. and
that was the last of consciousness for
htm till the first glimmer of dawn
showed him that he was lying on the
grave of Albert Seymour. His horse
stood on the other side of the wall,
with his nose over It, looking at him.
Baylies, horrified at having tlnw leen
delayed, got up. staggered to the wall
ami clirubed over to the other side. He
knew that when he had started It was
long past midnight, so he supposed he
might not have been lying long uncon
scious. At any rate, be hoped not.
There was but one course for him to
go forward. One thing nrrest"d his
attention- his horse was panting, not
as though he had stood waiting for his
master to come to himself, but as
though he had been galloping and had
just stopped. But there was no time
for speculation. Mounting. Baylies
spurred onward and in half an hour
pulled up at the doctor's door. A maid
ojened It and, recognizing Baylies as
one of her master's patients, looked at
"The doctor!" lie gasped. "Is he at
"He's gone to your house, sir."
"My house? Then they have sent
some ou else for him?"
"Yes, sir; they must have."
"But there was no one to send."
"He was a gentleman, sir, and he
came on that horse. See the cut on his
fore leg? It Is bleeding yet."
"Do you mean that you noticed this
horse and know him by that cut?"
"Iudeed I do, sir."
"Vho rode him 7"
"A tail, thin, pale gentleman with
sandy hair Mud side whiskers; and now
I remember, on his finger was a uueer
looking gold ring made like twined
Baylies' blood ran cold. Ills wife
before they were married had given
.llert Seymour such a ring. After her
engagement with Baylies he had
begged iK-rniission to keep it, and she
Without a word Baylies turned and
rode ba.k. Passing the cemetery, there
was the tombstone beneath which slept
the mortal pnrt of the man he bad
supplauted. the man whom he firmly
believed had taken up his message und
while he was unconscious carried it
on its way.
Baylies had hated his rival while he
lived, and siuv his death had not
ceased to be jealous of hiui. But now,
us he looked at the inanimate marble
that marked the grave of one from
whom be had taken all that made life
desirable, there rushed iiiku hlni a
sense of tin selfishness of 'man, the
bciichceiice of immortality.
On reaching home, he found the doc
tor working with bis wife, whom he
had succeeded in bringing out of dan
ger. "Why did you not wait for the doc
tor, dear?' asked Mrs. Baylies, "and
Why have you l-eeu so long coming?"
Baylies stood looking from her tc
the doctor without reply; then he asked
Dkl yon see my messenger?
"No, he had gone tfore I came
"What messenger?" asked the wife.
"I met with an aecHent." Baylies re
plied, "and could not get oa for a
time, no l sent some one."
With that he turned away and the
subject was dropped.
"Had I tccii summoned an houi
later. wlii-iered the doctor to Bay
lies, "your wife would not have re
THE VERY BEST EVER
WOMAN FINDS THIRTY POUNDS
IN A BOX OF PILLS.
Regains Weight Lost Through Nervous
Dyspepsia and Female Weakness
Saves a Relative, Too.
Ever since the discovery of radium
and the manufacture of liquid air. peo
ple have been readier to believe that
wonderful power can be stored in a
very few grains of matter. The story
given below shows that health and
happiness for two women were rolled
up in a few pellets which were bought
at a drug store for a mere trifle:
"I never felt better in my life than
I do now," Mrs. Wager has been re
cently saying to all her acquaintances,
"and yet only two years ago 1 was all
run down. I had lost :50 pounds nf my
regular weight, and I was suffering all
the time from a nervous disorder in
my stomach and from other troubles
peculiar to women."
'"How did you bring about such a
change in yourself. Mrs. Wager?" ev
eryone asks, in astonishment.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills did it all.
Some friends told me that these pills
would help me. long before I was will
ing to try them. It seemed altogether
too much to believe, 1 was then so
weak and miserable. Finally I did try
them, but without any confidence what
ever that they would cure me. I took
them, in fact, first to satisfy my friends,
und at first it looked as if the trial
would end iu a dead failure. My friends
urged patience until my system should
be brought fully under the influence of
the remedy. The surprise came just
as I was finishing ihe fourth box.
Then the good that they had been
quietly doing all the time began to
show itself clearly. I kept on using
them a while longer, and grew better
every day until I was entirely cured.
I now weigh 1C0 pounds and tell ev
eryone who is run down to take Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills."
"Do you know of anyone who has
followed your advice with good re
sults?" ' Yes, I do. My brother's wife was
very miserable. She was so weak that
she would faint when she was just sit
ting on a chair doing nothing. Her
body was full of rheumatism. I urged
her to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
and she finally did so. She has used
only a few boxes, but she says that she
already feels like a new woman. She
dues all her household work, and looks
ns if she felt as well as rhe says she
K I am so glad that I have found a
medicine tlt.nt will do all that it
Mrs. Uuiise Wager lives at No. 11
Byron street. Wakefield, Mass. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills are a prompt and
I borough remedy for all diseases of
the blood and nerves. They tune up
every nerve in the body. They drive
out of the blood the oison that causes
rheumatism. They strengthen the
stomach and make digestion thorough
and comfortable. They are particular
ly suited to the especial requirements
of the delicate organism of women,
correcting all irregularities and mak
ing healthy complexions and lively
One of the best things about these
pills is the fact that they do not chi
taiu the slightest trace of any harmful
drug. While they are overcoming dis
ease they are building up general con
ditions of good health. They are sold
by all druggists.
Chicago, June 0. Following are the
market quotations today:
July, r, !M. Jls4,
September, .Vv. fn",, SS'',, S.
December, S7Ti, S!. S7",
July, 53, 53', i, F 1";.
September. r . r.1. r,4. 54 'i.
December, 49, 49';, 4S"B, 49',.
July, ?.-b. 324, :;:,, ::2-'H,.
September, :!1',. 31 4. ?,, 31.
December, 22, 22, ?Ah. "2.
July, 12.2, 12.C7, 12.C0, U.fi2.
September, 12. 95, 13.02, 12.95. 12-95.
Dr. MclMs i
IIVEINEY I LLS.
Your DruggistTsells this famous remeoV
DROPUS A POSTAL AND We'wIOJAIIYPu
SOUMD SttSE FOR THBllCKANtTJtthfcli
The Dr JLttMcLzAN Medicine Co
' St. louit, Mo. i
Front. tarbe. Bark. 1, tor-hea.
APPEALS TO A FASTIDIOUS TASTE
oeo. p. ioc a co , mik
NOWHERE CAN THE MOST PAR
TICULAR MAN FIND A FRESHER
OR MORE SATISFYING ASSORT
MENT OF f
i 4r r
J .V 'a .
TlLOSS BSCS &X0
FINE CLOTHES MAKERS
BrUTIMORL NEW YOP
SUCH AS FLANNELS. SEtfGES.
HOMESPUN, WOOL AND SCOTCHES
SUITABLE FOR OUTING OR HOME
WEAR THAN WE ARE SHOWING.
MADE WITH EVERYTHING TO
COUNT FOR STYLE, COOLNESS
GUSTAFSON & HAVES.
September, 7.15. 7-47, 7.15, 7.47.
July. 7.7.i, 7.75, 7.t7. 7.7't .
September, 7.9.", 7.97, 7.92, 7.95.
lieceipts today Corn. fitKl; oats, 101.
Hotjs, IIO.OUO; cattle, 5,000; sheep, 10.
Oou. Hog market opened weak to 5c low
erLight. 5.200 5.43; mixed and butch
ers. 5.20(0 5. 50; good heavy, .Y0o$f
5.47: rough heavy, 5.00ft 5.20.
Cattle market opened slow and
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha, 12.oo0; cattle, 2.
OOo. Hoss at Kansii City, S.tmu; cat
V. S. Yard, s: In a. m. llos market
weak to "c lower. I.iht. 5.20ft5.45:
mixed and butchers, 5.2uft5.5n; Kd
heavy. 5.nftr,.47; roeu;h heavy. 5.otift.
Cattle market weak to shade lower.
Sheep market steady.
Host market c!o d active I.iht.
5.20ft 5.47: mixed and butchers. 5.L'0ft'
5.52: Kiod heavy, r..n."ft 5.."2 : rough
heavy. 5.0tift 5.25.
Cattle market closed weak.
Sheep market closed mostly oc
New York Stocks.
New York. June ::e. Sugar 1P.S',,
das 101. C. J I. I. A. 1. 29.. Southern
Pacific It. & (). 1 1 :t , . Atchison
common s.i, Atchison preferred lul:4.
C., M. & St. 1. 17". Clipper SP. N.
Y. Central 111',. U & N. 149, Head
ing common l"i, Canadian Pacific
15o--. II. K. T. 70. I'. S. Steel prefer-
Old 'Phone West 70C-L. 1623 Second Avenuf. Open Evenings.
O "XT CI T All AC!
Come to me to sell your second hand goods. Come to me to buy your
second hand goods. Come to me for a loan on second hand good;',
pianos, horses, wagons, buggies, diamonds, jewelry, guns, or any old
thing. Come to me for a loan on small real estate. Come to me to
store your goods. Come to me to ell or trade jour stoves. Figure
with me for nil kinds of business. The best by every test.
Established 1884. Private, Quick and Reliable.
;cd 9S'.4t IT. S. Steel common 31. TVnna
1 1 o i-. Missouri Pacific 99. I'nion Pa
cific 12(".m, Coal and Iron S2, Krie com
mon 447k. Wabash preferred 29-i. C.
Ai C. V. 2. Illinois Central li;;-'-i. Car
Count! ry :'. C',. Republic Steel prefer
red 77 . MctrniKjlltuu 127.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
rsday's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Hock Island. June 110. Following are
the wholesale quotations In the local
Provisions and Produce.
Imtter Creamery. 19cft"21e; dalr .
llcft lCc. " 3L1J
Kggs Fresh, 1401CC.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, t"
per dozen; hens, per Hi., 7rft9c.
All the news all the time TUB
Ridht Ciodiind for Fourth of July
Men and Women Boys and Girls
Don't yoa know that ready ca.sh isn't necessary in
order to dre s up stylishly lor the Fourth of July Outing
We invite everybody to come here tomorrow.
Pick out juit Jlhe tool Stylish Garments that suit
you hc t.
llwi ; .ur . j:!i to celebrate and have
your j;:icha:e ch.ir'i-d.
tmte- ,,,:y i;,r w,Klt y"u huy aftc
'h 1 mVI' -M ' 1' 011:1,11 M ' div cniciit payments,
ly l (1 j l'iices puaranteed a:, low as cash
$6.50 to $13
Have it tfiareJ
Saiart and Cool
$1.00 to $2.50
'.?') i 'i larRe of the
., if '1 a -onimit-Tfth
Fr. ft and amuse.
r It . i i . i I I : J f '
ill I J I S
vc way. You are
DAVENP0RT0r why Cherry
tuau to see how closely the boy attend-;
P. A. MITCH EI i