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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1005.
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tion. No Huch articles will be printed
over fictitiouw pinntures.
Curn-'pond'-nce nolicited from every
township in I lock l.-ii;inl county.
Monday, August 21. 1905.
Th'- Siriimfiell light question sc-nis
to he much hcavior than it apiif-ar on
Another airship has been wr-ckc-d
Jn New York. Tlu-re oiipiit to in- -oin'
Invention i afford to thfsi- a'-ria crafi
ti p!ow at r;r-liriit'ijt K hold thern wlion
Afconlinn in today's di patches, the
FUltuii of Sulii wants th- president's
daimhur f r one of his iis. Here's
a delicate social proidein for (leor.re
Ade to solve.
At his own request. I'au! MortonV
Kihuy ha.-. ben cu'. He will ! oblig
ed to worry along some way on $'),
t.ito per aniiuin. which is only $72. ""u
more than he re; v -d as a eabne-t
It would Ik- indeed an ur.fort una!"
precedent, although in keeping with
Ihe trend nf events, if the adjustni' ii
of the war situation in the tar east
nhoild simmer down to a question of
dollars and cents.
The czar of all the Russians is Kmi;
to let his subjects form a i;osiidarst
vtiiuaia oounta. There, indeed, is
patriotism. That otmht not only to
inspire fh- people, bin hold them on
the dead level for a w hile.
The ring of scoundrels in Philadel
phia are alter Mayor Weaver. It is
easier for a camel to pass through the
ee of a needle than il is for the major
of a city to be honest and stand in
with the rogues and scoundrels, mid
Mayor Weaver is evidently fliM-overintT
The benches have been removed
from Murphy park in the city of Brook
lyn and t lie re is great wailing anions
the Imbues who frequent that part of
the city of ehtirches. It is unfortunate
that, benches in parks, placed so that
tired people may rest, are usually oc
cupied by those persons who were horn
tired, who live tired, who are now
tired and who never j;et rested. That
is the great trouble with sea's in a
public park most any place.
Pre.-ident Koo.-evelt's act in throw
ing himself into the breach in the
Kusso .lap peace conference deadlock
was bold and unique and withal char
acteristic of a :nati who does things
rcKaniiess of form or pit cedent. No
matter what may be t he consequent s.
il was i he right thing to do. The duty
of the peacemaker does not end when
he lias succeeded in bringing the bel
ligerents together in the hope of reach
ing an understanding. It is to make
To succeed the redoubtable William
M. Stewart, of Nevada, in the Tinted
S'ates senate is something of a dis
tinction, if not an honor, in itself. The
title to fanit has fallen to Hon. (leoriie
S. Nixon, a banker of Winnemucca.
who was born in California H years
ago. went to Nevada as a telegraph op
eraior. and now controls live banks
ami owns considerable mining proper
ty am! several cattle ranches. Senator
Nixon is not new to public lift1, having
served in the stale legislature. He
also owns a new spa im r. Although he
t-ut -portt d l'.ryan iu both bis cam
paigns. Mr. Nixon is now a re-publican.
The report that Marshal Oyama is
ready to fight another great battle the
moment that peace negotiations should
be declared off. cails attention for a
moment to the relative strength of the
two armies in Manchuria. The forces
nti.icr Gen. I.inevitch are not thought
to be ou r Pe.irn. vvhiie some estimate
tht ir. as low as ",'. bon. This consti
tutes a giai army, and it has had op
porluni'y to recover its morale since
the b.utie of Mukdtn. Hut Oyama. ac
cording to all estimates, now has over
-tio.tiou so'.iitrs. while the Kussik in
valid, a liussian military cigar, has
lately circulated that the Japanese
('iinii,:.ii.!i-r-iii ol.it f has from r.,"o.""i to
Ceo.iM.n nun ready for battle along a
:i"'-niile front. The ability of the Jap
anese governrmnt io maintain an army
in easitm Asia considerably larger
than any that the Russian government
can support there b means of the Si
Ih rir.ti n.i'.road is now one of the ax
ioms of the military situation, and the
fact i "f great importance in es
timat. ng the chance of peace.
Maximum and Minimum Kate.
The Chicago reciprocity conference
fcas re commended to coccress the
adoption cf a minimum and maximum
tariff, such as most of the European
countries have, as the most practical
plan for meeting the foreign tariffs.
This system is now employed by a
number of European countries, and it
is understood to operate very satis
factorily. The New York Commercial
remarks that of the countries that now
employ the maximum and minimum
pystem France is perhaps the most
prominent. That country adopted the
system 13 years ago and Russia a year
later. The new German traffic is of
T'nder this system two rates of duty
are fixed ou each article in the tariff.
The higher rate is the one that fixes
the maximum extent to which an im
ported article may be taxed; the lower
one fixes the minimum extent to which
the duty may be lowered by commer
cial treaty. T'nder the new German
tariff those countries have entered into
commercial treaties with that nation
will pet thei benefit, of the minimum
rates, while to all others the hiplier
rates will apply, and the 1'nited States
is among the.
It is this fact which causes so great
an interest to be felt here in regard to
the effect UKjn our trade of Germany's
tariff, unless we can negotiate a treaty
with that country that will entitle us
to the lower rates, and it was with a
view to promoting such a treaty-that
the Chicago conference was called. It
is interesting to note that the Cana
dian government has a maximum and
minimum tariff under consideration.
That it will sooner or later receive at
tention fi:u congress is very prob
able. ICjiilroad Accidents.
Ten thousand and forty-six persons
were killed and M.l." injured on the
railways of the Viiited States during
i:o. Of the killed Ml and of the in
jured IM 1 1 were passengers, or one
killed out of every 1 .'i'2 carried,
and one injured out of every Ih.'j-''-carried.
These figures are given in
tie annual report of the interstate
commerce commission for Uu4, issued
The slaughter by the railroads of
I hi:, country is appalling. What is to
be done? These questions have not
interested the minds of the public
alone, but the minds of men at the
heads of the great railroad systems,
and the :e.uids of the officials of state
Safety appliances have been invent
ed and used, precautions have been
taken, and efforts made to reduce I he
percentage of accidents on the rail
roads, but ihese shocking tragedies
continue to increase on our steel high
ways until it seems they cannot be
Let us ltMdi back for a decade or
more ai.d see how railroad accidents
have been increasing. A review of
statistics on this subject shows the
Year. Killed. Injured.
ls!M ;.4 IT f.l.ssO
1 .!.". c,.i:;4 ::::.74s
i k:; ;.4iN ::x.c.s7
is-.: ;.4::t ::t;,7:n
is'.ts t;r!4 4,sn2
10:1 7.12:: 44.020
i:tuo 7. s; ro,:)20
1 :i 1 s.4.".: r.::,:::::t
l'.eil 10.04c, M.ir.r,
The Springfield Register makes this
comparison to show the enormous in
crease in fatal accidents and in I he
number of persons injured. The total
number of passengers carried in l'.t'i4,
as shown by the interstate commerce
commission report, was 7 1 .",4 1 'J.CS2, as
compared with aoT. 12 1 .V.i2 carried in
Ivj.",. Thus it is shown that in a de
cade the increase in passengers car
ried has imt been doubled nor nearly
so. while a comparison of the number
of fatal accidents in 1!mi and sy."
shows that number nearly doubled,
while the number of persons injured
has bet 11 more than doubled. In 1M1T)
about :!;;.otio persons were injured,
vvhiie last year over S 4,0110 persons
wire injured, or an increase of about
l.'.o pt r cent. 1 H : v'
Yet there is a tendency 10 increase
schedules in spite of these facts. Per
haps Hie railroad companies are pay
ing more attention to time schedules
and increased traffic than to precau
tions to prevent accidents.
The colossal loss in railroad proper
ty involved in win ks should be and is
another incentive for greater effort to
reduce the number of accidents, but
even these incentives have not pro
duced the minimum of accidents thai
should be obtained.
Federal investigation should be rigid
in an effort to bring pressure to bear
to reduce the number of railroad acci
dents, and have the safety appliance
and other laws pertaining to railroad
; traffic more vigorously applied and on
A New Jersey corporation may be
just as good a corporation as any oth
r corporation, but they have a pow
erful bad reputation in this country.
The Acme Harvester company, of
Peoria, has been sold to the Acme Har
vester M.ehine company, incorporated
tinder the laws of New Jersey. The
name of Jersey being attached to any
thing is liable to give it a very bad
reputation. In addition to the Jersey
corporations, all of which are under
suspicion. "Jersey Lightning" is a very
uncertain quality and the Jersey mos
quito seems to be the biggest and worst
one thai grows.
I.ittle Jersey should do something
to eliminate the bad reputation that if
I find nothicp better for liver de
rangement and constipation than
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
'fts. I. F. Andrews, De-s Moines,
Iowa. For sale by all leading drus
DAILY SHORT STORY
I SERVING A SUMMONS.
Bernice Church was bora in the
army, brought tip In the army aul
should have married In the army. In
deed, when she was eighteen she was
eug-aged to Edgar Adams, a recent
graduate from the United States Mili
tary academy. But her father was
very much opposed to the match.
Adams was beloved by every one, but
he was a good deal of a scapegrace.
Franklin Swift, the sou of a wealthy
man, having manifested a desire to
marry Bernice, Colonel Church per
suaded her to break with Adams and
'heu Adams received notice of the
fact he simply remarked: "That make'
me a bachelor for life. Let's have a
bottle of wine." The only change no
ticed in his demeanor was that lie
fought carder than before. 0
Ten years passed. Adams, mow a
captain, secured n year's leave of ab
senee for the purpose of studying cav
alry improvements abroad, and on hi
way called upon his old flame. He
foitnol her In great trouble. Iler hus
band was In a in Ire of debt, one of her
children was very ill, she was herself
iu bad health, and. to cap the climax,
her husband's father was at the point
of death. The condition, of affairs re
quired that the husband get away iu
order to escape service for awhile froia
his creditors. I'pou ihe death of his
father he would inherit a fortune that
would enable hiiu to extricate himself.
Hut to leave tinder the clreumstauees
was next to impossible. The result of
all this was that Captain Adams, with
the help of an ingenious lawyer, as
sumed the debt and weix into hiding.
The case cot t Id not go on without
Adam being simmoued.
For a month Adams, who was an ex
pert at Indian stratagems, found it
easy to elude the bailiffs. Then they
became as foxy as he. Having tracked
him to the country place of one of hii
friends they set their wits to work to
get him whore they could read the sum
mons to him. One evening just before
dark Adams beard a furious tiring in
the grounds, and. true to a soldier's in
stincts, ru-died out with a revolver:
but, seeing a man coming for him with
a paper iu his hands, the captain fired
several bullets over his head, checked
his career and retreated to the house.
Soon after this attempt to serve him
Adams was standing one morning at a
window when a company of the state
militia marched clown the road noi far
from the house. Their commander in
trying to have them countermarch got
them into confusion. Adams threw up
the sash ami called Ihe proper direc
tions. While he was shouting the or
ders a man emerged from behind a
tree, -it the same time fumbling in bis
side coat pocket. Adams caught sight
of hint juM as lie drew a paper ami
closed ihe sash.
This escape made him more cautious
for a time, but confinement was irk
some to him. and he made an occasion
al sally in disguise. One evening at a
restaurant a man at a neighboring ta
ble made offensive remarks to him, and
Adams, going over to where lie sat,
slapped his face. The man did not at
the time seem disposed to follow up
tin affair, but the next day Adams re
ceived a challenge from one Tucker.
Adams naturally inferred that the
man was the one he had had the quar
rel with, but wondered how the fellow
knew who he was. However, he vtas
too much of a lighter to avokk any en
counter and accepted prompily. He at
once sent for a brother officer, and the
affair was arranged to come off at
dawn In order to avoid the bailiffs.
Before leaving the house the grounds
were searched, and the coast being
char the party drove away in a closed
carriage, l'iuding the others already
at the appointed place, the ground was
paced off ami the principals placed in
position. Suddenly from behind neigh
boring trees a number of men stopped
forth and surrounded the combatants.
Then Mr. Tucker, throwing down his
weapon, pulled a summons. Adams,
disgusted at the turn the affair had
taken, raised his pistol, aimed at the
paper and put a hole through it, at
ibe wiwf time sending U floating on
the morning breeze. He then knocked
down three of the men surrounding
him, but the paper was recovered and
read to 1 1 i 111 before he could get away.
'Ibe doughty captain returned to the
house lit' had Ihi-;i hiding in. much
disgruntled at having been the victim
of so well laitl .1 trick. The truth is
the man who had insulted him in the
retauratat was one of the detectives
watching for him. suspected his iden
tity and had insulted him purposely.
The captain bad been shadowed on his
way home and the challenge sent to
trap him. but ou his return he found
a telegram that Mr. Swift, senior, was
dead and there was no further neces
sity for his hilling.
Thus It was that Captain AJams
saved the fortune of the man who had
taken the girl he loved from him. and
by doing so kept the family from ruiu.
As soon as his services could le dis
peiisitl with he proceeded on his trip,
followed by the blessings of tbtjse be
Lad &erv,d. On hb return he Lunted
up the man who had Creel a summons
at hint instead of a bullet and induced
Lini to enter the secret service depart
ment of the army.
Ten years lattJ .dani. then a
oolonel. returned to visit the Swifts,
lie found both father and mother dead,
but in their oldest daughter he saw
the counterpart of his old love. His
exploits with the detectives had caught
her fancy when a girl of ten and she
wa ready to fall in Uve with the
middle f gd colonel. And so the for
tune he had saved for his riral be
fouad useful to Lis own .wife.
KOSE TREAT'tHTJBBEB. -
Fast Being Realized by Rock Island
A little backache at first.
Daily increasing till the back is lame
I'rinary disorders quickly follow;
Diabetes and finally Bright's disease.
This is the downward course of kid
Don't take this course. Follow the
advice of a citizen of Rock Island.
F. J. Wivill. of 1511 Seventh avenue,
carpenter, says: "I was so sore and
lame across mv back that I could not
stoop over far enough to tie my shoes.
When I was obliged to pick up any
thing from the floor I had to get down
on my knees to avoid the sharp shoot
ing pains through my kidneys. There
was a dull, heavy pain in my back and
also weakness of the kidneys, which
was very annoying. I used many rem
edies, but I got little or no benefit until
I tried Doan's Kidney Pills, obtaining
them at the Harper House drug store.
They effected a complete and perma
For ile by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N.
Y., sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's, and
take no other.
for s.ib- by Jolm T. Noftskcr. Davltl
I -ji. Ib'.-k Island Hardware company
a ad .1. J. Huryess - Co.
A cool collar for, hot days. Per-
feet fitting absolute comfort.
1-4 Si-es. All dealers
ICE CREAM SODA
At 5c per Glass
And all kinds of home made
candies go to
Coin's Palace of Sweets
317 Twentieth Street.
Ice cream by the pint, quart or
V'' Jf ki'a liirttLj
f f m Am FOR MONTHS t
CEO. r. ids m co.i Mikftrt r j
1 wniLy 1
f-T T -T--VT i -------
This handsome eight arm
clothes rack given away with a
50c can of baking powder.
BARTL.E1 T BROS.
1818-20 Third Ave., Rock Island.
h W. Ohlweiler
J. F. Ohlweiler.
Builders of All K!nd3 of
Granitoid Brick and Tile Side
walks Cement Work of All
Kinds. All Work Guaranteed
Office 'phene 1290. Residence 1320,
Sixth Avenue, Rock Island. 111. Old
to the Big Store. Time or Cash.
LOOK IN WINDOW
G-ustaJsosi L Hyes
Let's think about somebody and talk about them. All
right, who wi'l it be? I know who. Why Jones, the sec
ond hand and loan man. How is it that he does such
a large business? Well, I'll tell you. Of course, he is a
crank. But what do I or anybody else care. Look at those
big dollars you save by doing business with him for he is
certainly more reliable, and the Best By Every Test.
The Meanest Man in Town.
GOODS ON PAYMENT WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE.
Old 'Phono West 1623 Second Avenus. Open Evenings.
O OOOOO OOOOOCOGCOOOOOOOOO
Have you trietl it? It istho best tiling on
tlie market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the lines t American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
Ercade Cigar Store
flrfr Houm blotk. John P. Bexton, Prop.