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,THK ARGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, WX.
Published Pally and -Weekly at 124
Second avenue. Rock Island. I1L (En
tered at the postofflce aa aecond-claaa
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly, SI per year In advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No u-h articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Oct. 17. 1905.
Apropos of tin- proposed purchase of
waterworks 4u:jm tit. the city should
sc.- lo it that ir is not be inn pumpe-d.
In KtaviiiK oft c-onfirrnat ion of th.
appointment if l.nl.i- Heme-n way a.s
police nis'it captain. iI Al'I. Robbins
want time jo consider or to consult?
Regardless of ail !.-. Mayor Mc
t'askrin's m t r system proposition as
applicable to ttie- watt rworks is a Kood
m'. It is bu.-ius. like-, practical it ml
If a lif insurance prcsbb-n: took all
tin- rake-off himself there- would be
noiliing mutual alo:;r ;t, l,,it wh n Ij c
ii.lcs it anions his re-laties the
"i;. 'V K.'iP.ation" js complete.
gleaned by the New ork Trlbune.i
from tho postmaster general's report
for lt4-"05 indicate that in spite of the.
recent vast extension of the rural free
delivery system the postoffice depart
ment's earning capacity is steadily in
creasing. The postal revenues for
1:4-'(i." were greater by lM.(too,(Mi
than those for lt".$-"''4 and outside the
rual branch of the service receipts now
balance xpe-r.dit ures. The money or
dtr business for lJ'4-'''3 reached a vol
ume of $l.(Hii).oiHi,MH- a gain cf 20
Pt cent and Otio.oOO.Hno more stamps,
stamped wrappers and postal cards
were used last year than in l&'3-'04.
Were i: not for the deficit entailed by
rural free delivery, the department
could a' present more than pay its
way. and within the next five or 10
years might be in a iosition to recom
mend to congress some material reduc
tions in postal rates.
It is evident, however, that the rural
delivery has come to stay, and that the
expense of extending i: must be faced
in any calculations for the future. The
initial ci)i: e-f establishing r-ew country
routes will continue to be a serious
drain oii po.-;al revenues. Yet the ne
cessity of this extension is beyond
o( stion. As a means of education and!
of national development the rural free
delivery experiment has already proved
its wort!:, and as the stem grows it
will become more nearly self-supporting.
Indirectly it benefits trade by
bringing the country into easy commu
nication with tin- town an. I city, and it
dots a further public service by in-cre-asini;
enlightenment, comfort, and
contentment in the rural districts.
The cu'e-s are perhaps paying a little
more- than their present projeortion per
capita of the- cost of the postal ser-
I vice : but the country's gain is their
gain also, and they will che erfully con
tribute' to maintain and extend the ru
ral se rvice until a new balance between
r-ce-ipts and cxpe-ndit ures can be
struck and both city and country can
-hare in a gem ral decrease in iostal
DAILY SHORT STORY
FROM THE DEEP.
.1. Howard 1'attee oi Monmouth. dun-
..cratie- e-origre-ional candidate will be 'anTthine That Improves tlto Fire
in Rock Island tomorrow afte rnoon and
wil' lie- fciad to meet the citizens (if
I to' k l.-.and irre-spcctive e.f politics,
during liis sta at i h- Harpe r.
No one hii-i h ard today wh
vo- Mayor McCaskrin is back
congressional race and no em
to care- unb'.-s it some
ei'd followers, who are ju
a irood crack at their erst while
t he r or
t pining for
When (lo. 1 ie n appointed his law
partner as insurance- attorney, he- sim
ply e-beise his own pe ixuial friend in
pti fe re-ne e- to Inline r Cov. Yate-s' pe r
sotial friend, who was d -capit :ite-d.
There silollld be- no person;! eliffe-r-e-nces
on t hat account.
Whatever is eione in the- matter of
added pumping facilities at th water
works, the council owes it te the- tax
payers to sit effectually down on any
thing that savors or a ib-al. Among
the- representatives of big conce 111
there are two diff'-re-nt clashes of nun.
v ho in the- parlance of the- day "have
the goei.ls.' The one- appeals to :!ie
unscrupulous and is after "influence."
The- other stands em his own bottom
and permits his machine to talk. It is
the- latter thai the- public js most tar r
i Med m.
Cummins vs. Stand Patters.
bv. Cummins of Iowa, in opening
th- loAa republican campaign at Ies
Moines gave- his idea e.l" reform and
vigorously advocate d tariff revision and
railway rate- regulation. After throw
ing ilowu the gauntlet to Secretary of
the Treasury Sliaw. th- majority eif th"
Iowa ib.-Ii gat am m congress and the
".-and piitte rs." he said tliat reason
iib'e revision. I ar-e mable ree-iprocit,
and nasonalile railway regulation go
hand in hand.
"If temporarilv. they do not win."
he continued, "mark my pre diet ion
that I hey will go down ii- defeat te
g'tlui. nd when they win they will
win together, fetr underlying them is
'he common principle- of the- common
"The- railwavs claim the- right to
tie te rmine arbitrarily and without .re
gard t.) na ural advantage' what busi-
e-ae n communitv
lns each state and
shall del. and lleW lllUeh sh ill be' ilolle-.
and they leli.e that nothing can be
at complislu d in congress without the
oticurr- ite-e- of their special represt n'
tative s vi that bed .
prote fed inatiiifac! ur
bt!-e that tiie'v a!otie have fhe
tight to ;,iy what t:t iiut upon eve ry
article : iiould and the- standpatters
stvlil to concede that it is impossible
'o redaee any ef the duties because
the ceiiisetit eif a.l the' manufacturers
must lir.-t le preH-ure il. and that sin h
ceiiise-nr lias le-n refuseii.
"1 trust it may be a long time be
fore I am conipe lle.i it) take this view
of my f;o e mine r.t . I know the-ir pow
er: I knt.w t he-tr ceirrupt tng. ebstroving
iuflueuc-s: but the heart eif the' re'pilb
l;e is sound, and they cannot long
thwart the will eif the- people.
"The immunity sought by the- rail
ro.'uls i! b- denied and the- interstate'
(uiiinirri'e- commissiein will le given
the authority to es'ab:ih a rate- in the
stead eif fine cenidemnc-d as unjust.
We- will ueit graut to any manufac
ture r the power lo say what the duty
e-n this j niduct shou'.d be. aiii. consent,
or no consent, we will revise the tariff
Hi'H apply reciprocity so that the wis-
t::sm f the fathers shail be indicateel'
and their children receive justice."
A a pan of h;s message submitted
to the council last night dealing with
tlw subject eif improved facilities at
I lie waterworks plant. Mayor McCask
rin suggeste-d the purchase of a lire
engine as an auxiliary to the fire de
partment. The- idea is not a bad erne- as
it would tend to relieve the strain of
Wilier pressure- during a lire and weiuld
iil.-o ac: as an exce-llent and re -"liable-emtigiicy
adjunct to tin- department
under all circumstance?. Fer many
years the el i.-pwi t ion of the city to (lis
ri-i:ard the- aciual titfils eif the tire- de--
p.irtnie-nt has been ;i subject eif repeat
ed comment on the part eif The- Argus.
The deplorable ni-ed of a re-liable' alarm
.yste-in has been see f rpient !y
illustrates! in the past that
there- tire doubt k'ss many peo
ple who marvel that Keick Islanel has not
been Ions since provided with this e s-
s ntial in the succe ssful ejperation of
a first clas deparline-nt. It was eine of
tlie improvemi'nt s that Mayor McCask
rin promised to ib-vote his immediate
atientieui to when elected mayor, bu'
like so many things ihat have be-en lefi
undone' in tlie months that have' sped
away since- he- assumed the municipal
nuns.it hasgoneby the board. Theae rial
tnie-k. or at !-at a safe hook and lad
dr wagon jf some sort, was likewise'
assured, but the people are still sub
sisting on the emptiness of unkept
The fire- engine idea is proper,
but not se important as either the
alarm eir the truck, although the
addition of all three would help'
bring i he standard eif the department
up to what it should be1. Had the alarm
sjsie in be en put in ye-ars ago. the truck
weitill also have come when it s need
tirst be-came apparent, and there would
have been little doubt now as to the
council's attitude on the engine ques
tion. Hut the sins of ne-gloct have ac
cumulated, until the fire department
has grown to be a subject of secemdary
consideration with the council, instead
of having the first claim te attention
that if deserves.
The time is fast approaching whe-n
the council will be forced to listen to
the demands of outlying districts for
additional hose- heuise s. The thickly ele
veleping residence' peirtions will have
a right to this protection. Then an accurate-
system of instantaneous com
munication will be nmre m cessary than
e ver. Kve ry day adds to the inefficiency
of the- present trtuk. which is the ne xt
thing to elar genius now, so dt-Iapidateel
has it be e-ome, and to sum .t all up the
accumulation e if imperative- nee-. Is will
seion be such no matter what ceinies up
nothing will be elone.
Anything tha' contributes to the bet
fe i merit eif the (ire department should
he- provided a' the rim. This is appli
cable' to the prupose-ei engine just as i'
was tiie truck, and as it wTd be later
to the- additiemal hose houses. The-
iry should case its procrastinatiein
and move in these matters that apper
tain sei distinctly to the safeguard-'ng of
the- pe ople.
Or seiir.e tlay there may come an aw
ful obje Ct le ssein.
(irowtb la Poatal Service.
Natieica prosperity is reflected in the
big gains made in postal receipts and
in the rapid expansion now occurring
fu lue postal service?. Advance figures
Last Hope Vanished.
When leading physicians said that
W. M. Smithart, of Pekin, Iowa, had
incurable consumption, his last hope
vanished: but Ir. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds
kept him out of his grave. He says:
"This great specific completely cured
me, and saved my life. Since then, I;
have used it for over ten years, and
jceinsj.Jer it a marvelous throat and
lung cure. Strictly scientific cure
for coivihs. sore throats or colds: sure
preventive of pneumonia. Guaranteed,
j cent and SI bottles at Hartz &.
I'llemeyer's drug store. Trial bottle
My dear wife came to me literally
from out the deep. One afternoon the
mae calleel to me 'from the forecastle
that be saw a boal on the starboard
quarter. The c"ventsthat follovcedfln
rapiel succession areas fresu In my
minel as on 4hat eventCul day. but nev
er till now btave I lneneompIete.dy hap
py, for not ftince thenitill nowhavo I
been free from tlreael.
I orderenl tlae vessel putioffa couple
of points. andas we ueaavd tlw boat I
coulel see thatfit was antofEeer's toat,
probably the vcaptaln's ffig that had
belonged to some ship. I could see
SDiuethiuf ly!ug:in the bottom, and as
we got the boatuneiT our teows It was
plain that the something was a wom
an. She was brought aboard uncon
scious and carried behvw. I save up
my room to lier and elirected that she
have every attention. The truth
that when I 6awther lying on the eleek
oblivious to all ahout her there was
Homethlug in liertfae that drew me
strangely to Ler.
As soon as she was provided I for I
orelered her loat tebe UauJeHl oiwde-ek,
and I examined It. It wasau o'I boat,
and it had lteen so battered tuntfl could
not read the aame. Theiv wt neth
ins about it to Identify It. At IWcloe'k
Ihat night the woman came to'berself.
but the stewardess said that she was
too weak to In? questionexi. TUie next
morning the newcomer had revived
sutlicie'iitly to talk, but saielthat she
could not reuiemlKM-'a single; event In
hr past life. I hael kn.nvu a similar
case whe re a man-had leeeii.shipwreck-
eel aud nearly starvetl. recovexin3
e-otiseioiisiie-sH be had, like this woman.
forgotten the past, nilireeled thestew-
ardess to seareh thewoiiKiun clthing
for some mark, and she femnel on an
undergarment the letter y. This was
all there was in the way of possible
In time tlie woman came oil deck
ami sat wrappeel iu blankets, revived
by the fresh air. For the want of a
better name we.ealled herlMiss iiwvry.
She was abemt twenty-tww years old.
but wlie-tlie-r she hael been married or
not of course we couldn't tell. Not all
of us cfinsidereel lier pretty, but to me
there was some-thing Intiuiitely more
engaging in he-r expnssioii than mere
beauty, an expressiein retlecJting some
great past grief. I took her into my
heart, aiiel she has ke'pt . her place
tliere to this day.
We had picked up Miss-tJueery not
far out of New Yerk on a voyage to
the Pacific and dapau. I.iusisted on
he r making the ship her 'home until
we returned to America, for, in the
first place. I leved her. anel in the sec
ond common humanity forbaele my
h'aving her in a foreign country to
shift for herself. She hail no other
e-ourse but te ae'e-ej my heispitality unel
completed the long voyage with us.
Our rturn was oi persistent plead
ing that she would hncouie luy wife.
She resolutely de-liiied on the ground
that she niiglit have a hushaud. In
vain 1 argueel that the chances were
that euie of her age was not likely to
have b'ii marrieel. She said slie would
not take that one chanec. At th. same
time she gave every e'vielenee tliat she
loved me. Iiieleeel, the fact that we
must le separated by an uncertainty
was as great a grievance to her as to
liefore sailing on another voyage I
elisciisse'el with her what course we
shoulel pursue. I propexseel that we
take action to discover her Jele-utlty.
The'ii if she hael not been married our
course wouhl bV plain. If it tame
out that she had a husbanel living,
she e-ould choose betweeu us.
"Your past life is blotteel euit," I saiel,
"ami there Is no law to prevent your
marrying whom yeu like." To this she
replid. "Suppose after marrying you it
should come to my knowledge that I
had a husband, would you consider It
my duty to leave you?" "Certainly
not," I replied. "If you knew today
you hael a husband living, a husband
ielentineei with that past obliterated
life, anel uiarrietl me, I would not
This emleil the argument, for she
gave her consent, though the marriage
was to be tf the Scotch order, simply
mutual pledges In presence of wit
nsse'. Threw voyages my wife made with
in, during which we were loth su
premely happy. At times I noticed a
elrend cross her brow anel knew what
she feared. 15ut I laugheel at her fears
and assureel her that on the high seas
nothing ceiuld part us.
We were stop-ping at a hotel between
our thinl and fourth voyages. One
morning my wife took up a nioraing
paper she always scanned the papers
when ashore anel, sudelenly glancing
at her, I saw her shiver with some ln
tnse emotion. As soon as she had col
lected herself she saiel:
"It has all come back to me." And,
handing roe the paper, she pointed to
an item giving an acount of the kill
ing of Itichard Quinlan. a seafaring
man. In a drunken broil In a sailors'
boarding house. "My husbaneir she
exclaimed. "He was drunk when be
put me In the boat. I had lived a life
of horror with him anel was glad when
he sent me out on to the ocean to die."
So It was that the name of the man
she had once elreaded brought back all
at once an existence that had been a
blank for years. Her father and moth
er were living, and she at once started
for the New England village where
they lived. She found them well and
returned, after a brief visit. In time to
call with ma. UAUTIN PEAS LEY.
You Will See the Difference 5! Glance
AST season wo added to our business an Ex
clusive Line of Overcoats and Cravenettes.
buying conservatively. We found that there was
a demand for ready-to-put-on Overcoats and
Cravenettes which were different from the ordinary
coats and consequently we, have purchased a large line
for this season.
These Coats Meet Every
Requirement of the Care
ful Dressers in Correctness
qf Cut & Quality of Fabrics
IN AN UAPPROACHBLE DEGREE. Intelligent, indi
vidual attention has been given to the selection of this
line, and we are positive that an inspection of these coats
coats superior to any others on the market -will
readily convince you that we have the line to suit you.
May we see you soon, while stock is still intact?
Eo Fo DORN
Lreae.dirg Merchant Te.ilor.
1812 Second Avenue. R-ock Island. III.
FIELD OF LITERATURE.
It is net oftfn that the economist has
an opiMirtuniiy to present a benik ot
such practical inte re-st an.l linie-ly im
poitanc.' as Prof. Hugo li. Meyer's
'('fve rninent Regulation of Railway
Rates," which is fresh from the press
of the Macinillan company. The vol
ume embodies, the results eif a 12 years'
study ef this (juestion by Hie a;uher.
and is brmmiit thoroughlv up-to-date,
covering the facts brought tiut at the
i-peeial hearing of the senate commit
tee last May. Tile subject is treated
in a completely practical manner and.
in addition to giving its author high
rank as an authority on this question,
is Iikly to have an influence on the de-e-isiein
of congress as to the legislation
tei be enacted m this subject at its
Dyspepsia bam of human existence.
Murdoch Blood Bitters cures it. prompt
ly, permanently. Regulates and tones
THE POVER OF STEAM.
Many Msy See But it Takes Genius to
When .lames Watt :a'.v the steam
causing J lie kettle lid to jump up and
flown lie- said: "There must be poweT
in that steam that it can lift such a
Milliems prior to him had seen the
same phenomenon and regarded it as
an unexplained ivysfery.
Recent t-cientific research has put its
finger on tin "cause" of Dandruff. Fall
ing Hair, and consequt nt baldne ss, and
has unearthed a tiny germ which e-ats
the life out of the roots of the human
Newbro's Herpielde destreiys this
genu and consequently restores the
hair lo its normal .state.
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