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THE AJ1GUS. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST (. ioo.j.
Published Uaily and Weekly at 1624
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By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS iJaiiy. l' cents per week.
XVeekly, 11 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or reHT, must
have real nam attached for publica
tlon. No such urtkk-s will be printed
over fictitious Minutures.
Correspondence solicited from
township in liock Inland county.
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1905.
sriiaior MiicnHi na.s delivt-rtil an
lnipas.-io!iJ tulJi.'y of Sf-iiHtor Ix-ptw
The- bt-nato;- La not forgot im the ok
.lu'luitit; from :ht- c t:'l;ii;ly amic
aljit luucuat' 1 tin- .lajtaik-ne tnvoy-,
tiit- Kusniaii commissi! hkts mut he Hi
the bands of their fritn!s.
Out in Nfhru&Ua they claim
every shower is worth a million
lain. There, no ijouht, is where
rainmakers' trust will In: horn.
Of the Philippine grafters Secretary
Hoot sayt; they ate 'criminals mas
Hiieradinn as repul.lieau.s." How about
the republican "organization."' which
(lefelidt d the '"criminals?"
A slonn of law and law enforcement
should indee'l wreck thiit flouting ooi
room that has been defying (lecenc,
justice and the statutes. This Pot em
kin of KaUe M ichian should be brought
within ratine of the ims of the law,
raked fore and aft, ami be permanently
There promise to be a general old
world bocott against American manu
facturers because of the almost pro
hibitive tariff we have against foreign
poods. The American consumer has pain
to retain the beloved home market in
order to enable tariff beneficiaries to
sell goods abroad cheap, r than at the
factory door. Now that Hi foreign
trade will not take the American goods,
the manufacturers will have to restrict
their output or else revise home prices.
Vl!liani Olirien. P. M., according to
the Westminster Gazette, is busily en
gaged in wiiting his reminiscences.
From the age of 17 that is since 1 stilt
Ayben he became a junior reporter
on the Cork I.ii!y Herald, he has been
behind the scent s in Irish polities and
an active participant in some impor
tant events, the secret history of
which has never been published. His
;prison experiences for instance, should
make a piquant chapter, and he should
have something of peculiar interest to
say when he comes to his historic eon
test with Dublin castle.
Detroit Free Press: The incomplete
figures indicate that the population of
New York is now just under 4.000.0011.
or to be exact u.'JST.lol. The probabil
ities are that Manhattan an 1 the Bronx
alone will be found to have a popula
tion of a.lJTN.tlttti. The standing of New
York among the big cities of the world
is shown by the following figures:
Ijondou comes first with 4 ,r::0.:4 1 peo
ple, and next to New York are Paris,
with L'.Tl -i.noS: Berlin, with 1 . ?!. SIS.
and Chicago.-with l.o'JS.575. Then fol
low Vienna. Canton, Tokio and Phila
delphia, all of which have over
000 inhabitants, the la-t named having
l,'-e2,0'.t7 in I he census of 1 :.
The average editor. r gardkss of the
si.e of the community in which he la
bors. will appreciate the tollowing from
Monday evmings Sterling Standard:
'Typographical triors, that appear in
the daily papers of small cities are gen
orally ca'.hd to the editors attention
quickly by some critical reader, though
they usually loom up as large as a sore
thumb to the editor as soon as the
printed paper is befoie him. een
thmigti they did escape him in hurried
proof leading. Metropolitan papers,
w ith plen! of t Xpert proof readers and
copy holders to assist in ca'ching er
rors, are supposed to reduce such tr
iors to a minimum, however. Yet a
casual reading of three leading arti
cles tn the front page of one of the
most carefully edited Chicago papers
this morning revealed 22 glaring er
rors? it l.Kks as if some "country
daily" proof readers should be import
ed into Chicago."
Tlx Kime tiuard.
The Illinois National Guard encamp
mem r tour of inspx-iion has been
very successful th;s ear. While the
ritles are ripping away in the rifle pits
at Camp Lincoln, the guns of the Dor
othea, the training vess 1 of the Illinois
Naval Militia, are booming away cm
Itke Michigan, and thus the military
and r.:'.al forces of the state are work
ing in .xcellent and en'husi.iM ic man
ner. Ktlieieiuy is the goal to be held in
view. An efficient national guard is a
good ihir.g for a state to possess. It is
better to have a small force and efh
e'ent. than a large and inefficient one
The ruaXiiier of iniprovcnitut ia more
important than method of enlargement.
Illinois has an excellent state militia i
and the present work of imprownjcL:
of this arm of the state service de
A Test for Cuba.
Cuba will have a presidential con
test this fall which bids fair to cast
much light on the capacity of her peo
ple for genuine self-government. The
former election of President Palma did
not furnish such a test. The communi
ty over which he was chosen to preside
was then still strongly under American
influence and there had been no oppor
tunity tor the building up of party or
ganizations or the strict drawing of
This condition has undergone a,
chanee. Most of the Cuban voters are
now aligned either with the moderate
party, which supports Palma for re
election, or with the national liberal
party, whose candidate is Gen. Jose-
Miguel Gomez, who is quoted as utter
ing some decidedly fiery sentiments in
his opposition to the authority of the
Havana go eminent. The program of
the moderates is frankly friendly to
ward the I'nited States. That of the
national liberals looks to a greater de
cree of Cuban independence and i$ op
posed to the power which this country
is now entitled to exercise ov-r the
island by reason of the Plait amend
.pait nom iit- issues, tile campaign
will be worth noting. If it is conduct
el with a fair d gree of good older and
without outbreaks of violence or rtvo
lutionary attempts, it should go far to
prove that the Cubans as a people an
cupanie or maintaining representative
institutions, notwithstanding the fact
that in so many other Latin-American
states the so-called "elections" are
mere farces. It is to be honed that
w hichever pArty wins, reasonable tran
quility will prevail.
Xo sensible American wauts to see
the government compelled to interfere
by force to maintain law and order in
the nttie republic which is shielded
troni foreign aggression by the premier
power of the western hemisphere.
Debt Owed the Trolley.
How much do we owe to the trolley
. uMnifi so uecij into even tiie re
mote sections, exclaims the Philadel
phia record. At an expenditure which
must set-in modest even to the poor
they give the pent-up dwellers in towns
ami villages the freedom of the woods
and fields', and to the denizens of hith
erto inaccessible country places-th
offer tho strange allurements of busy
streets and shops.
in the great cities rural visitors
take the places of those who are eek
mg the very pleasures the countryman
temporarily forsakes. It is the change
we need tlie new ways, even when
they are less attractive than the old.
Southwest Storm Drain and Sewer
At a regular meeting of the board
of local improvements held at y a. m.
Aug. 11, Mio',, in the mayor's ollice, a
resolution was passed calling for a
regular notice to be published in the
daily papers of the city no'ifyins all
property owners or their agents of a
public meeting to be held in the city
council rooms at "K o'clock on Tuesday
evening, Aug. 2'J, 1H05, to consider the
construction and building of said com
the com inittee hez renfd the hul gel
dern steamboat 'Columbia' fer a big
moonlight exertion, Tuesday evenin",
bined drain ani sewer and further that
this notice be extended to all contigu
ous territory adjacent to and affected
by said proposed improvement.
CHOUGH W. M CASKKLV.
Pres. Board of Ixcal Improvements
Notice of Award of Paving.
At a regular meeting of the board
of local improvements held at U a. m.
Aug. 11, lltuf,, at the mayor's office the
contract for paving of Twenty-first
street with asphalt from the north line
of Tenth avenue to a point seven feet
south of the north line of Twelfth av
enue was awarded to the McCarthy
Improvement company, of Davenport.
Iowa, they being the lowest bidder. All
property holders are hereby notified
that the contrac t for the said improve
ment will be closed unless 11 majority
of the frontage will take the contract
in the usual way for It) pere-eiituni lest
than the bid of the McCarthy Improve
G HOUGH W. MVASKRIX,
Pres. Board of Ixical Improvements.
Election Notice Paving Inspector for
All property holders or their agents
living along and having been assessed
fer tht said Fifteenth street pavement
will be entitled to cast one vote each
at a io!ling place stationeel at Meyers'
greeu house on Fifteenth street on
Saturday evening. Aug. l'.. IWZ. during
1 he hour from 7 to S p. 111.
The person owning property and who
lias been assesse-d for jraid improve
ment receiving a majority ef votes cast
at said election will be appointed as
paving inspector for said improvement.
G HOUGH W. MVASKRIX.
Election Notice Paving Inspector for
All property holders or their agents
living along and having been assessed
for the said Fourteenth avenue pave
ment, will bo entitled to cast one vote
each at a ixnling place stationed at
Horace Maun school house on Four
teenth aveuue on Saturday evening.
Aug. U, lOvo, during the Lour from 7
till S p. m.
The persou owning property and
who has been assessed for said im
provement receiving the majority of
votes cast at said election will be ap
pointed as paving inspector fer said
CHOUGH W. M'CASKKIN.
DAILY SHORT STORY;
While I was studying my profession
the law I lived with my uncle,
Edward Collins. He had married a
widow with a daughter. Anna Way
land. The wife and mother had died,
leaving a small portion of her estate to
her husband and the balance to her
daughter. Anna was n lovely girl and
extremely fond of her stepfather,
whom she Lad been brought up to con
sider a father and who was all she had
to cling to. But circumstance oc
curred to cause me to thluk that my
uncle was not worthy of ber confi
dence -that he was trying to posses-a
himself of her estate, which had be
come entangled. At any rate be was
very much wcrried over something
connected with the matter, and I in
ferred that be war- afraid of ti e law,
which is very stringent with guard
ians. The house was under the care of a
Mrs. Lawnon, who had leen its man
ager for many years--n grumbling old
woman whom my umle and his ward
were perpetually trying to keep in a
good humor, but always failing.
Put two yiiuntr'eople of opposite sex
under the same frof mul In time there
Is lound to be ti love affair. Such
was th fate with Anna Way land ami
myself. But it was nipped in th bud.
A a boy I had b.ci troubled with
somnambulism, but I had not walked
in my sleep slne I was fourteen. Now
whik in my uncle's house I had a re
laps, .'nd with very mortifying re
sults. One night In t-mnmer whMi we
nil slept with our doors and windows
open T suddenly awtikenel standing
over Anna Wayland's bed. She awoke
nt the tenif moment, and as the full
moou was shining In at the window
she recognized m at once. I was in
no condition to explain the matter: in
deed. I bolted from the room without
a word. The next day T etuloavo-ed
to set myself right, but Anna was not
In a mood to listen to my excuses.
The consequence was that M' the time
she showed a conciliatory disposition
T was too milch disgruntled to make,
an explanation. From that 1inte I
stood In the position of a sinner.
One day my uncle called me into bis
study and told me that a "shyster at
torney" was trying to Meed hint in the
matter of his administration of Ids
ward' estate. Certain papers neces
sary to his clearing himself of viola
tion of the law which lie supposed
were In his safe were not there. Th
safe stool in a hall room next to hi-
own. nnd he alone knew the combina
tion. I asked him if Jie had ever writ
fen the combination on paper and left
it where any one could see it, and he
replied that he had not. He consulted
with me as to what it was best to do
whether It would be advisable for him
to pay hush money or throw Jiiuself
on the mercy of the courts. I advise 1
doing nothing till lie was obliged to lf
something. This was all he could do.
A few days later I surprl-Md Mrs.
Iawson and Anna Wayland ir an ani
mated eonversation. From a few
words I heard I was sure that they
were talkfug about what my uncle had
revnaled to me and that Mrs. I-avvson,
who bail been Anna s nurse, was using
her influence to coinince the girl that
her stepfather was robbing her.
Trouble thickeue-d around my uncle.
Papers necessary to enable him to
show a clean management of the estate
were continually missing, no matter
where he kept them, lie hud no office;
consequently he must keep thin at
home, and he arfvvnys locked them in
the slfe. Meanwhile the lavyr, who
had in some mysterious way got wind
of bis position, was thre-atening him
with exposure if be lid not give him
mone-y. The house-hold was not a
pleasant one. I was not on go wl terms
with Anna, who was induced by Mrs.
Lawsou to believe that her stepfather
was swindling ber out of her fortune.
I had become- convim-ed of my uncle's
innocence and treate-d Anna nil the
more coldly for listening to her ad
viser, though I would not advise her
One night I weike up under circum
stances involving a coincidence 1 would
not have believe-d hud it not happened
to myself. I ves standing in front of
my uncle's safe. Mrs. I.owsou had the
safe door open and was rummaging
the contents. Th start I gave at
waking cause! her to turn, and when
she saw me she gave a moan and sank
down on the floor.
Never did the right thing to do occur
to me so quickly. Darting to Anna's
renin. without stopping to put on other
clothing than the nightshirt I wore, I
called to her, 'Conje ejiiick and. I will
prove your guardian'- innocene-e." In
her nightdress she followed me and
we founel Mrs. Lawson hurriedly pick
ing up papers that lay on the floor and
putting them Into the safe.
"I will do that for you," I saiel, and
pnshjng ber aside I gathered the pa
pers and took them to roy own room.
As soon as the culprit had gone Anna
Insisted on going with roe to my un
cle's room, waking him np and telling
him that we had solved the mystery
that was troubling him. He was as
tonished that one who hsd so long
beeti trusted In his ftunily should have
proved a villain, but was greatly re
lieved at my discovery.
When I parted with Anna at ber
room door I told her that my discovery
vindicating one dear to both 0 us had
occurred through sorar.arobnlisra , and
she -was prepared to believe that my
appearance m iWr ronm vwas due to
the Mime cause.1 The "reconciliation
On condition of not being prosecuted
the conspirators returned all yhe pa-,
pers they had stolen nm! aoon-aiter-vard
my uncle turned over the estate
to the-owner, wbo in time became nry
UNDERMINES THE HEALTH
When the germs of malaria enter the
blood the entire health is affected, and if
the blood is not purified of these germs
and microbes, Chronic Sores and Ulcers,
Liver Splotches, Chills and Fever, Boils,
Aches and Pains, and a great variety of
troubles manifest themselves, and soon
the entire system is undermined, leaving
the sufferer a prey to a most miserable,
weak and nervous condition.
913 W. Market St., Louisville, Kr.
Tor several years I tniflri with Chilla
and fever, caused by Malaria in my
ayatem, and each ammer for several
years I would have a relapse, finally'
my physician prescribed 8. 8. S. I took
a few bottles; this was about six
fears aro. It entirely cured me. ana
have never been troubled since. I am
sure no other medicine could have given
me so complete and immediate relief.
ana 1 cannot speaK too mgniy ox a. a. o.
My partner in business is now taking
S. S. 8. for an eruption of the skin, and
aeeneralrnn-down condition of the sys
tem, and although behaa taken but on
bottle, already commences loieei oejier.
S. S. S. counteracts and d rives all the
poison from the blood and builds up the
system by its tine pumying qual
ities and tonic effects. It strengthens
every part, increases the appetite, helps
the stomach and digestion, and by sup
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cures .Malaria ana an its msagreeaoie ail
most blood med
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le. It does not
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of anv kind to
disagreeably affect the stomach, diges
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strengthening the blood, puts every part
of the body in healthy condition. Book
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