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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1905.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1114
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. Exi
le red at the portofflce as econa-claas
7 THE J. W. POTTER CO
TERMS Dally. 1 cent per sreek.
Weekly, 1 per year In advance.
All communication ot .rsrumeatatlve
character, political or ' rligius. nut
aara real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will b printed
over fictitious signature.
Correspondence solicited treat rarer?
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday. July 29, 1905.
Notwithstanding tht these are trust
dfiy. It is only the man with the dough
who ran always get bread.
Iiutter wouldn't luek in the Japanese
mouth when it talks about peace terms.
Jaj.aneso diplomacy is likely to be even
more lra1ful than Japanese warfare.
Hereafter when a cabinet officer
vowr that there is nothing in. a rumor,
the country wiil believe the rumor. The
pout office and agriculture departments
have weakened our faitb.
Dr. Robert Raybern is the sole sur
vivor of the corps of physicians and
MirKeons who attend! President Gar
field when he was shot 21 years a so
Hurt on, Mitchell and Depew and
Rome other senators afford unanswer
able argument in favor of the election
of t'nitcd States senators by popular
vote. There Is some significance in
the further ruct. by the way, that every
member of the American house of lords
who has been caught with the gixxJa on
him Is a republican.
Secretary of War TaTfs party ot
Junketers are having a regular orien
tal time of it in Japan. This was count
ed on in advance, and all the gentle
men of the party put in their time
while crossing the Pacific writing
speeches. The Japs are doing their
best to make the world, particularly
the czar's part of it. feel that the Yan
kees of America are their friends and
allies. And the junketers are "katow
ing" to the oriental princes in a way
Jhat wiil aid the Japs in their endeavor.
Tales of other days were told in the
New York navy yard the otut-r day,
when Rear Admiral Joseph It. (,'ogh
lan entertained three shipmates of 4
years ago. It was the first time the
four men had met since three of them
left the navy for civil iit'e after the
civil war and Rear Admiral Cog-Ulan
continued iiv the navy. It wis Kiifiign
tghlan of the sloop of war Sacramen
to in lSt".;5 and James Robins was the
chief bo's'n's mate and A. W. Ward
and Janus McGraw were apprentice
boys. Mr. Robins, who is the oldest
of the four, lives in 7s Murray street.
Newark; Mr. Ward is couriered with
the American Kxpress company in Ro
ehester. while Mr. MHlraw lives in
Sackett's Harbor. X. Y. After Rear
Admiral Coghian was assigned as com
mander of the Xew York ards his obi
shipmates got into communication with
Mm. with the result that he invited
them to pay him a visit
lioston Post: There is a good deal
of talk at Washington about the pow
erlessness of the government to pun
ish the men who stole and sold in ad
vance of publication the cotton crop
reports of the department of agricul
ture. I-t the department of agricul
ture simply stop iis cotton an 1 other
crop reports so far as tiny are esti
mates of future probabilities. Let Sec
retary Wtlson confine himself to the
ascertainment and publication of
complished facts and he will do his
whole duty and s rve his country in
stead of serving the speculators. What
is the good of this department, auy
way? There are private agencies do
ing the' same work on commercial lints
ami frankly for commercial purposes.
They can do all that the situation re
quires and their relations to the trade
are such as to require that they shall
do it houest 1 and accurately.
Tbe Ambiiioua Shelby.
Senator Shelby M. CuiUuu, though TJ
years old is the busiest man in the
Mute. Just before Ids tiiui expires
1'ncle Shelby usually pends much ot
his time i;i Illinois. Sir.ce congress ad
journed he is putting in all his leisure
hours in Spnugfield and Chicago,
mainly in the latter city. His head
quarters are not in the saddle but in
government buildings iu both cities
and from thesv places he is dircctins
his followers, the Kdvral office-holders.
Uncle Shelby is a good politician. He
knows his fences are badly tattered
down and he is repairing them. He
knows how to u-e men with influence
and he knows the value of newspaper
support. His frieuds recently pur
chased a newspaper in Springfield and
put J. McCan Davis in charge. From
the office of tl'.is organ comes columns
of boiler plate matter extolling I'ucle
Shelby as one of America's greatest
I (Mil U11V.IV 1 v I 1
CUlctgo Chronicle which is owned in
part by "Billy" Lorimer. The Chica
go Journal, owned by mysterious men.
i? also for Cullom. The Chicago Post.
in which Col. Lowden is heavily inter
ested, is also helping along the Cullom
boom. These newspapers have precon
certedly started to boost Uncle Shelby
and decry his chief opponent, Richard
The federal crowd is also busy. As
sessments have been made to get the
press in line and by the aid of this
"slush fund'" it is intended to stampede
ail opf HMift ion. If all the federal office
holders in the state can busy them
selves with politics where is civil serv
ice reform we have heard so much
about? One office-holder, a United
States marshal, has been chosen to
manage Cuilom's campaign. Others are
running about the state putting top
bars on dilapidated fences.
It is not iossible that President
Roosevelt knows of this pernicious ac
tivity on the part of his appointees.
The president has declared that feder
al office holders must not take part in
factional contests. Such a contest is
being waged in this state against Rich
ard Yates, a republican. Practically
the only opposition to him comes from
federal officials. The federal crowd
should be called off. "
Sill jr Sentiment sod the Law's Weak -near.
It has been said that man's inhuman
ity to man makes countless millions
mourn. It might, with truth be add-d
that woman's humanity to man makes
millions wonder. Within the shadow of
the gallows, Johann Hoch. one of the
arch fiends of the country, a beast in
human form who for years had made
woman the toy of his lust and cruelty,
who reptatedly violated the most sac
red relations of life, and set at defi
ance the code of sanctity and decency
to say nothing of the laws of Ood anil
man. was snatcned from a deserved
fate by the intercession of a represent
ative of the sex he had outraged.
Comment on this peculiar phase, on
the part that woman has taken either
in commiseration and sympathy or in
successful eCfort to stay the hand of
the executioner in the case of Hoch,
should not be construed as implying
that even so cold hearted a scoundrel
should not be given every opportunity
that the law affords in the conduct of
his defense. As a matter of fact it is
a deplorable commentary on the ma
chinery of justice in Illinois that any
criminal should be deprived of hearing
before the highest tribunal in the state
because of lack of funds essential for
the carrying forward of bis case. The
Hoch proceedings and delay should, it
they accomplish nothing more, serve
to awaken the people to the outrage
of a form of statutes that denies to the
man without means, whose life is at
stake, the same privilege to take his
appeal to the last earthly resort that is
accorded the man with an abundant
share of this world's go.xls. In instan
ces of civil procedure, it is well to
guai ant ee the costs, but where it is
one of capita! punishment where the
state takes upon itself the duty of
prosecution it should treat rich and
s far as Hoch is concerned, there
does nof appear any more danger ot
his escaping the hangman through
technicalities in the higher court than
tliere is of justice having. miscarried so
far. That he is guilty not only of the
crime of which he was convicted, but
of manv more similar ones does not ad
mit of doubt. So pronounced is the
public mind on this score that any act
that would prevent the extreme punish
ment would be regarded as a miscar
riage of justice and a travesty on law.
The part of woman, moved by silly
sentimentality, in sending flowers" to
such a fiend and indulging in supplica
tions for mercy, does not serve the
ends of justice or of humanity. It de
layed the operation of the law until
the money was forthcoming to save the
neck of Hoch for a while, but it was
in spirit a perversion of human nature
that deserves no commendation, and
will probably again lie exhibited when
the miserable wretch has been given
the benefit of the last limit of the law.
Neither monty nor lack of nion-'y
should be allowed to interfere with any
man having a fair ami full trial, nor
should sentiimnt. as unnatural as
Hoeh's crime, be permitted to interrupt
the course of law and the demands of
OUTRAN BURLINGTON TRAIN
Davenport Auto Puts N-?, 48 to. Shame
in Race to Galesburg.'
A party of Davetiporters in a 24
horse power auto yesterday raced with
the liurliugton morning passenger. No.
1. and beat it to Gaiesburg from Dav
enport. The auto left here about ti: 15
and reached C.alesburg at 8:13. Ed.
Johnson, a member of the party wired
back: "We beat the train into Gales
burg, although we found it a little uiud
iy traveling." The time of two and
one-half hours is believed to be the
best ever made by an auto between
here and GaUsburg. The distance is
Surveying Air Line.
Viola Enterprise: R. H. Pad
thck. chief engineer of the Rock Isl
and and Monmouth railroad was a call
er at this office this morning and he
informed us that the line was now sur
veyed as far as Dogtowu and was stak
ed as far as Poie creek. He said that
they would strike Viola on the west be
tween John Graham's and the Collins
place which was the most convenient
as they could go under the railroad.
This will make an air line between
Rock Island and Monmouth passing
through Milan, Preemption. Dogiown
anj Vi.V.a thence straight south to
DAILY SHORT STORY
) A RUSSIAN WORKMAN'S PERIL.
Having received an education In
practical chemistry and served as su
perintendent in a steel works, I was
offered a large salary to take charge
of a factory in Russia. Three years
were all I could endure iu that mis
governed country, and after tbe czar's
troops slaughtered the workmen who
marched to the palace to present their
petition I made up my mind to quit
Just as tiie train on which I left
pulled out of the station a man came
running from the outside, jumped on
the footboard and was helped by the
guard into one of tbe compartments.
Opposite me 6at a man, evidently in
a humble walk of life, who watched
eagerly the one who boarded the train,
leaned out of the window when he
was helped Into the compartment, then
fell back on the cushion white as a
Dangerous attempt." I remarked.
"The fellow might have been killed."
My vis-a-vis made no reply for some
time. Then he said eagerly:
"This train makes no stop for over
an hour, I believe?'
"You are right."
"Then it will be dark."
Another silen.-e followed, during
which the man sat revolving some
question iu his mind. Finally, looking
me straight in the eyes, he said:
"You do not recognize me, superin
tendent" I do not."
"I am one of the workmen in the
"Yes, I am Ivan Sviazhskl."
"One of the men who got up tbe re
cent petition to the czar?"
"Yes. They ar after me. That mnn
who !oarded the train is one of the
police. As soon as tbe train stops he
will nrrct me. Then there remain for
me the horrors of Siberia."
lie had known that I sympathized
with flie Russian workmen Indeed,
that sympathy was one of the reasons
for my leaving Russia and had con
fided lii me for this reason. I wished
I could help him, but saw n way. I
would have given him my passport,
but lie told me he was known to the
police and could not pass as another
man. His plan was to risk death by
jumping from the train a soon as it
was dark. I did not think there was
one chance in a hundred for him in
this course and told him so, but failed
to move him.
As soon as it was dark he climbed
out of the window and, standing on
the foot!oard, bade me good by and
walked away from the window. I
looked after him till he disappeared in
the darkness, then, drawing in my
head, sat and thought altout him till
the train made tbe first stop.
There It was surrounded by the po
lice, who had doubtless been telegraph
ed, and every passenger was examined
critically. The man they looked for
was not to be found. The oliee, con
cluding that he had jumped from tbe
train, gave up the search, permitted in
to proceed, and I suppos went back
over the road to discover the result.
I knew that there was no time that
the train had not speeded so fast that
the man must have !een killed, and on
the way kept thinking of his mangled
body lying by the track. I could not
sleep and was glad when morning
came and we readied the bonier.
At the station there I was going into
a dining room to get breakfast when
I was Mopped by a railroad hand whom
I took tor a locomotive fireman.
"Are you the American sueriuteud
eutV he asked.
"I suppose so," I replied, puzzled.
"Come with me."
Iu a twinkling it occurred to me that
he might have news of. the man I was
interested in, and I followed him, he
keeping some distance ahead of me. He
took me a few hundred yards up the
road, where stood a locomotive. The en
gineer was cleaning his engine, and one
or two idlers were gaping at tbe ma
chine. The man 1 had followed glanced
at them meaningly, and I knew we
must wait for them to g; away. When
the be-t one had g.ne the ti reman -for
such lie was- got up into the tender
aud whispered something to sorfie one,
I could not tell whom, for there was
nothing tliere so far as I could see but
coal. Tlien he beckoned me to climb
up and. removing a lump of coal, ex
Ksed a man's face, the face of Ivan
It was plain to me that Sviazhskl
Lad walked along the footboard to the
tender, climbed over it and, finding
sympathetic lalorers iu the engineer
and fireman, they had concealed him
under the coal. He had sent for me
hoping that I would furnish him with
means to g to America and find em
ployment for him when he arrived
there. I placed pome money in the
hands of the rnginew for him and ap-
jwlnted a place of meeting provided
lu? -ould get safely out of Russian
territory. I left bini still In an nneorn
fortable position under the oal for
the time had not come when be coald
bo released without too great a risk.
I waited at the rendezvous, and as
be did Dot appear I feared tht after
all he had been captured. I inn.de up
my mind to write what I knew al-mt
him to his family and proved on my
way when I was told that There was
an old man at the dvr of the hotel
who wished to see me. I went out,
thinking that he might l my man
diiisod. but on seeing hfm' ooulr
see not the slljrhtest reem? Imik. He
f Doled me f.r several minutes !efre 1
telling mo that he was Sviazh-"ki.
I bought Mm !):me with r. e. secured,
work f-jr Am. snl fn the next steamer
he expects b farr-i'v ti JV.n Mm -
CAREER OF FRANK 'DOLAN.
NEW C. R. I. & P. OFFICIAL
Began With Burlington at Age of 14
and Was Dispatcher cn Santa
Fe at 17.
The career cf Frank Dolan. w ho next
Tuesday takes the position of superin
tendent of the southwest district of the
Rock Island road with headquarters at
Topeka. is unique in railroading. He
is said to have been the youngest train
dispatcher and the youngest division
superintendent ever appointed on one
of the larger lines. He succeeds J. O.
Crockett in the position formerly occu
pied by H. S. Cable. Mr. Dolan's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. John Dolan. live at
Galesburg. the father being crossing
watchman on the Santa Fe. The young
er Dolan began with the Burlington as
assistant to the operator at St. Augus
tine on the Burlington at the age ot
14. In six months he had mastered the
Morse code and was given the place of
night operator. Soon after he went to
the Santa Fe and at the age of 17
was made train dispatcher at Topeka.
In the course of time he rose to super
intendent of the Santa Fe lines east ot
the Missouri river with headquarters at
Chicago. After two years he accepted
the position of superintendent of the
Colorado & Southern. He came to
the Rock Island from the Fort Worth
Talk of a Hanging.
Peoria papers are speculating where
the hanging of J. D. Hart, the negro
murderer of James Poppis. the Greek,
who was taken to that city to be tried
in the federal court, will take place,
if the maximum penalty is inflicted.
This being the first case of the kind,
it is not known whether the execution
would be at Peoria or at Fort Leaven
worth. Kans. As the crime was not
apparently premeditated, it is not like
ly there will be a hanging.
Joseph Krenek. who was injured in
the collision of the interurban cars ol
the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids line which
are now being repaired in the local
shops of the Tri-City Railway company,
is dead at his home in Cedar Rapids.
Women love a clear, healthy com
plexion. Pure blood makes it. Bur
dock's Blood Bitters makes pure blood.
SCOURING YOUR SCALP.
Will Remove the Loose Dandruff
Scales But It Won't Cure Dandruff.
If your hair !s brittle and thinning,
you have dandruff. The mere scour
ing of the scalp of the loose scales,
won't cure dandruff; because dandruff
is nothing hut scales of scalp being
thrown up by a"pestiferous little germ
in burrowing its way to the roots of
the hair where it saps the vitality,
causing falling hair and. in time, bald
ness. Now yot'i can stop dandruff
or falling hair, nor prevent baldness
unless you destroy that germ; and the
only preparation that can do it is
the new scientific discovery, Newbro's
Herpicide. In fact no other hair pre
paration claims to kill the dandruff
germ all of them will clean the scalp;
soap and water will do that, but only
Newbro's Herpicide gets at the root of
the trouble and kills the dandruff germ.
Sold by leading druggists. Send 10c.
in stamps for sample to The Herpicide
Co.. Detroit. Mich. T. H. Thomas,
Announces a rate of 50 CENTS
one way and 75 CENTS for the
round trip to Clinton.
Take a trip these hot after
noons up the river.
Go to Le Claire on the boat
and back on the I. . I.
Leave Rock Island at 3:15 p.
m. Arrive at Le Claire at 5:15
p. m., and Leave Le Claire on the
return trip at 5:22, 6:37 and
7:52 p. m.
Dock, at foot of Nineteenth
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given away with every can of
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Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Dally wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We also
handle the best grades of hard
and soft coal. A portion of your
patronage Is respectfully solicit
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New 'phone 5464, old 545.
Office, 215 Twentieth Street,
Rock Island, IIL
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The old fire and time compan
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You will note the saving at once. Read these prices.
Fancy dairy butter, lb 17c
6 lbs. Head Rice 25c
6 salt Mackerel 25c
6 cans Oil Sardines 25c
6 cans Mustard Sardines. .. .25c
6 bottles Catsup 25c
6 cans Cream 25c
6 pkgs. Gold Dust 25c
10 bars D. C. Soap 25c
3 cans Table Syrup 25c
3 cans tall Salmon 25c
3 lbs. Cakes 25c
8 pkgs. Tooth Picks 25c
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Good Corn, per doz 75c
E. J. Peas, per doz 90c
Yeast Foam, per pkg 3c
Fancy large Olives, quart... 25o
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2 bars Sapolio 15o
Ammonia, quart bottle 8o
5 lb. can best Daklng Powder. 50o
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