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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, OCTOBER 30. 190.:.
Published Dtlr and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock I.Mand, I1L Kn
tered at the postofBce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week
Weekly, tl per year la advene.
All communication of rir amentatlve
character, political or rtlliffoua, must
bavo real name attached for publica
tion. No uch articles will ! printed
over fictitious siK.natures.
Correspondence solicited from arery
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, Oct. 30, 19C5.
Monarchy hit-- bo n known to follo.v
anurchy where .iSitst s have crept into
n liberal form 1 trov ernmc nt. In litis
bia the re-verse na prove true, iin'l uu
anarchy pr:ductl t absolute mon
archy r-s ii I r in a iilit-ial irovtmnu-ni.
Japanese army plan seem not so
pt nee fill as th. protocol. To make
Kfx.d fur irat hh Knuland it is pro
posed r.o! to (iis1):-!!'! the army. hut.
Instead, to Increase ih; number of li vis-ions
lrom 1." to li". Ami J i t there is
l ace in the far cast;
Th Hartfunl I'oht in unkind -no'.r.';i
to surest t!:;r "the: federal court at
Chicago, by litiins; tin- individual pack
er, knocks inio sin i r h reens President
lloo.evcl!'. Ia: i!i that i; is tin- corpor
ation and n: the iudividnui that vio
lates tht Iuh-.i la Paul Murt.ni in the
Atchison. To;. l a and Suti'a Fe rail
wav rebate case."
a florist's shop, electric passenger 'e-
valors', itvmnasiuiris. s-atereom "cic-j
phones, medical baths, ami a corps of j
trained nurses. On the first trip
more than ."."' pa.-.stners used the
fk-vator. A mirs'Ty for children is
conducted hy trained nurses and care
takers and this department of the ship
proved very ipular. It relieved many
a sick and worn-out mother of grave
responsibility and at th1 same time
made the trip delishtful for the K' or
more children on loard.
The r-r,ct ipts for passage- money on
the maidtn trip were about $14H.mh.
while the expa nses of running the ves
sel across the Atlantic were about $55.
iimi. leaving a profit to the owners of
flCco-. The ship itself cost $r,.r.iM) .......
It Inis nine dec corrcsjKvndins: to a
nin s'ory hotel.
The Amerika ilUistrau the remark
able progress that has been made in
! ran-. Atlani :r transportation within
the pa! few years. Those who travel
by this steamer e njoy ail the spit ndid
couv. nitr.-: s of the best hotel in the
world and every contrivance' that sci
ence can suc;"st to overcome the dis-in-s
of s a travel has bo n installed.
I: i- ti e royal palace of the water; a
triumph of marine architecture.
DAILY SHORT STORY
There is truth in this from the I ti r
mitgham News: "Search the criminal
records of the land and they wili show
that more than 7.'. per cent of tin
crimes ot hloodshi d are directly at
tributable to the concealed weapon, and
the horror of the record is that most of
of the (Times lire unreasonable and tin
warrant it. Tlie conceaied weapon
makes crime so easy that it is dime
without thought or consideration, of
tt n without reasonable provocation.
Imaginary instil's ipiicken the pulse of
feverish indignation and some inno
cent iniait'nai v offender suffers death
or injury and one more criminal is!
iidded lo the too rapidly growiiin cal
endar of onviets and desperadoes."
Stupendous Municipal Graft.
Municipal Kraft has cost Philadel
phia $i;.::;o.e.Mi out of about $IS.imh,mm.
expended for public improvements.
Ktteessive prices have been charged,
collusion between contractors and city
officials resorted to. and from mate-rial
us, d to loot the city treasury. Political
leaders, including former prominent
oflice hold rs. a ppaie-nt ly were the
chief beneficiaries of the gigantic
sell trie of pilfering the city's treas
ury and roUlung the tax payers.
T!'se fac'.s are set forth in the re
port of an investigating committee ap
pointed by Mayor Weaver. One exam
pie ci'ed of the way in which the trust
ing city of h-otherlv love- was robbed
is tile fact that $."."..'hi was paid for
the construction of three-foui ihsTof a
mile of boulevard, of which $l'7:,.nio
war; loss to th' city and went into the.
pockets of the grafting politicians. The
investigating committee was appointed
last .l ily by the mayor to investigate
the til! rat ion system and the northeast
and southern beiulevards now under
The re-port just completed is signed
by Maj. Cassias K. Gillette-, of the'
I'nited States engineering corps, who
investigated the Savannah harbor
frauds, and John Ifcmald McU ntion. of
Washington. The report shows that
up to date the city has lost $ '..:':'ii.imm
through ce-essive costs, collusive bids
and illegal advertising and in other
A FEMININE INSTINCT.
Snator Dubois has been a resident
of Idaho for -'". years, an. I during '2
of them has been lighting niormonism.
and is on tin- I'nited States senate com
mittee which has under way advise
ment of the case of I iced Snioot. -Mr. In;
hois says: "I believe thai th" senate
wiil exclude Senator Siuoot at this
t-essiori. P will be a git at victory for
the ami mormon force.- of o;tr we:tein
sititts. Tin y need tile encourage
ment, for it has been a hitter and le
lii.t less tight. The power of tiie- Mor
mon church cannot he understood by
the people who have not lived either it:
Hah or Idaho, Tht y Lave clearly a
thiul of the p. ople. and to iijinj it them
is a ditlicult task. The imitating of
Si. mot will he it long step forward."
Owing to les cot. im s and presence
f mind during his recent vi.-i' to Paris
wlen a bomb was hurled at the car
riage in which he was riding, the
Spanish ; oje.i ace aie nov tailing I heir
Vit.g "Aiton-o the bra." Alton.'. "
tr.at r.i.ge is .-t ' t take place some
time n v spring, although up to the
prt- .nt the bride to 'ie lias not been
se'.ic'i.l. Never th le.-.-. 'he king is
finding time to gi to the matrimonial
affairs of othtr :iu ii;bis of his family
and is now trying lo ai range a mar
riage 1 I wet u his sist. r. Princess Tere
sa, and his widowed brother-in-law. It
is said that the king is determined on
making this match, though it will ne
ossiia'e a special dispensation from
Too New eat r'loattntc Palace.
The Kansas City .Journal notes that
the rcattst steam.-h'ii ever launched
has just complettd its first voyage
across tl;.- Allan; ic. ami the placing of
this in vv giant in commission has at
tract! d t'ic attention f the nautical
world. Tlii la'tsi wonder f the seas
biiilr for - rvh-e in the i lam burg Am r
ican line is christened '!" Amerika.
Mid it is a tl.iatir.g tin am of tuania
ct nc . The ship is '.iff n r.t in many
important tvsp. t ts from anything that
tloa's. tiie construct!)!! and. mainten
ance h ing characterized by a lavish
e'Xp nd-.tuie eif n oticy for the e-onsfort.
safety and luxury ot patrons that won
lor the vessel the nickname of the
""Fioai-.ng Carlton." .'h's being tht
name .f Indon's most exclusive ani
The Amerika is OT feet Ions and 74
lcet t. inchts wide, with 4." ttuis dis
placement and room fr 4.i.u passen
gt i s and a crew of o'2 men. Hesides
this its registered earso capacity Is
1 '."' tous. It is hard for a landsman
t appreciate tht fe figures. There i.-,
tot.! in th' Amerika. for every man.
woman and child in e-ithcr Wtllington.
Maul ;.::.-.n. r Concordia, with neugh
cargo r:nui left for ver iniund of
furnii! -. ; . ' -t:ise or merchandise be
longing to ihere1 people. Not only i
the ship remarkable for its sire, but
the decorations, the dining service and
tht appliances introduced. Into exH'aa
travel by this magnificent thip would
make a landscape gasp. The skip lias
The Msyoral Prroratle in the
Allusion has heretofore bee-n . made
In the discus.-ion of the various phases
of tlie pump purchase negotiations
pending before the city of Rock Island,
of the lil.t ly development of peculiar
opportunity, if not real nee-d. of excep
tional mayoral powers, in this particu
lar connection. The time is at hand
for the exercise of such functions. In
a word i' is up to JUjur McCaskrin t
say whether the city shall buy the
pump that has been contracted for un
der circumstance's, many of which are
of so remarkable a nature as to occa
sion comment. To do his part in this
connection a mayor ought to be of such
ititelligt nee in the first place as to suffi
eitntly grasp the pending situation in
all its various phases, taking into con
siuVrut ion both the existing exeguicies
and the opportiinitie-s n meet the same,
both the condition that confronts the
city raid the condition under which
it is to be met. After postiug himself
on tht? snuatieui. not overlooking any of
of its sitl lights, the mayor should be
ready to act without bias or prejudice,
without fear or favor.
Mayor McCaskrin can be the man of
the hour if he knows how and
i .IJie Itat.t. Auto Itnrrr.
i'-.ri er Cydiicc Champion llldi
I... 1.1. who as mi i-nto racer scored mi
ah'iosf it ti broken string of victories in
Im'.I climbs and track races this year,
.-ays that vJl surely be in the
l.u-ing gaiue next, season with a nia
c!i!n" in which he can "win sitting np
and back pedaling1.
AdvTUict r. ".Vll'j. winiit r of two biff
sttiLi s tn the great western circuit mnl
vvlntse winnings have Kvu tied up
P'nd:rg Investigation, has Ixcn retini
ftr the season.
(rattan Ilrll. il.t
;raftan LVIIs. IVPl'... Inis been sohl
to William . M.-I'arlan.l f rbilade-plii-i
nml ffoe to nl ItenyoTi.
A BABY CRY?
Because it is either hun
gry or in pain. Properly
nourished it will usually crrow
up right and be comfortable
that's the principal thing
for a baby. If its food lacks
strength and nourishment,
add Scott's Emulsion at feed
ing time." A few drops will
show surprising results. If a
baby is plump it is reason
ably safe. Scott's Emulsion
makes babies plump.
Well 5nd ycu a sample free.
Seot; & fcowne, 409 Tearl St., New York.
During tlie lale Iiusso-Japanes? war
in my company was Peter Alexiavitcb,
the yoioigest oftthe enlisted men. Pe
ter had not yet a beard: he was light
ouiplerioned anlaair haired, with pink
cheeks. lie hatl all tlie delieacy and
Se-usitiveness ef a girl. His comrades
calltl him Polly. There was another
thine aliout I'eter that was different
from his associates he was much let
ter bred tiian they. He set'med to me
to In- the siu of some country gentle
ii.;m. I felt sorry for 'little I'eter from the
first and shielded hiui as far as possi
ble, excusing him from the most ardu
ous and dangerous duties. I Loped
that my leniency woaild not Ik noticed,
but it was. Some of the men who
would have liked to bo coddled them
selves callctl him aptain's Uaby and
said that, "tbotiffli he was too hue for
picket duty, he would soon Ik? lording
it over theni a an otlieer." IJut the
bt men in tie :mpany did nt feel
111 this way. They recognized in Pe
ter ttoiuetbing 'that had lecn ereateel on
different lines from themselves and
would often insist on relieving him
from certain sen-re' duties from whie-h
I could not well protect him.
The first time Peter was under fire I
watlud him anxhmsly to see how he
would liehaw. I gTeatly feared that
after the tight was over his position in
the company would Ik far worse than
before. We were supporting the' artil
lery, standing at rest while tur gnus
sent their compliments to the Japs.
I'eter appeared to be interesttjd ia try
ing to se the shots that left the muz
zles ef our guns as they sped toward
the enemy. There was in him all the
intensity of a child watching the work
ing of a new toy. Presently there came
a reply. It went far above lis and
ploaseel I'eter as much as euir owu
shots had pieced him. The enemy
gradually tlrew nearer ur range until
their shots all struck within a few
yards of us. Having nothing to do, 1
kept my eyes on I'eter. 1 judged it
had not tH-cum-d to him we were in
danger. 1 faile-d to see how he could
be unconscious of what was so ap
parent. but fancied his eibtuseness
came from tl gradual approach of
the projectiles. At any rate, I'eter
seemed to be delighted at the sport
and was shouting and laughing like a
boy playing ball.
Another battery of ours was tloiug
greater damage to the Jap -works,
who turned their guns from us to it.
without having done us any damage.
1 was congratulating myself that the
lighting, so far as we were concerneel,
was fur the time iK-ing over and our
boy had uot disgraced himself, but
at that moment a wounded man wa
carried by. Uie blood streaming from
a cut in his scalp, and what should
Peter do but shudder and turn pale,
lit cast a frightened glance above, as
though it had just dawned upon him
that this wound had come from the
shells which had so delighted him,
then turned to run.
"Stand fast, you little fool! Don't
you see the danger is over?" thundered
I'eter gathered his nerves and return
ed to his place. I wished I could send
him home to his mother, for he the
more impressed me as a loy not suf
ficiently developed to warrant his being-
yet loosed fremi her apron strings.
At the first battle we were engagel
in the lieutenant was oblige-d to strike
I'eter with the Hat of bis pword to keep
him in tlie ranks, but when the tight
was ifu little "Polly" was wild with
the excitement tf battle. When it was
over he fell in a dead faint.
I determined to make au effort to
procure Peter s discharge, and sent up
an application to headquarters to that
effect, based, tirst, uu the fact that he
was physically incapable of perform
ing the duties of a soldier, and, setcond,
that he was mentally deficient in this
he could not discriminate between the
preseuice and absence of danger. He
was invariably uudisturlicd when his
life was at risk and iu terror when the
risk bad passetl.
I did not hear from the application
for a long while, then I received an
order to reiort in person at the e-olo-nel's
tent. 1 found there a young man
whose resemblance to "Polly" startled
me. The colonel, taking up a paper,
said to met "This is your application
for the discharge of Private Alexia
vitch. Owing to the mental deficiency
stated. I referred the case to the med
ical elirector. This is his indorsement:
"Tht KiiosyncraJiy of Vina; t:ncons io-is
of real danger and terrified when there Is
110 danger ia jccullar to women. I would
recommend that lTtvate Aixiavjtch be
examined to dHe nr.lne his or her sex.
"Having been constantly engaged of
late," the colonel went on, "with the
enemy, tha application has been uuat
tended to. Now this young man comes
with the story that Private Alexia
vitch is Lis sister, who took his place
when he was conscripted. I desire
that you, if e'onvinced of the truth of
the story, take him into your company
and dise-'harge his sister."
Returning to my camp with the
young man, I asked why Lis sister
took his place in the army. He said
that at the time of Lis conscription
their mother was at the point of death
and to lose him would Lave killed her.
Hi sister told her mother that he
hnd recelreel an eppointment to teach
at Moscow and must g at once or
lose the position. Instead. Le donned
man's clothes and persona ted the con-!
script. Ills mtther had recovered and
he wished to take bis own place in tbej
When Usa and I'eter AlexiaA-itch
met in my tent they were a Lappy
pair. IJsa went home and I'eter be
came la time my hrwt lieutenant.
He that lives
upon hope will
But he that
NOTIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
Vol I Graham Crackers iRk
p I Batter Thin Biscuit 1 ifu
Social Tea Biscuit
d Lemon Snaps J
Mild Tnrkv I" Oklnliomit.
Reports from southern Pottawatomie
county, in Oklahoma, especially in the
vicinity of Komuliis, state that wild
turkeys, which for many years have
been found only in the wildest places,
are again beginning to appear along
the creeks in bum lies of from ten to
thirty, says the Kansas City Journal.
Their haunts have not been disturbed
by Luiitei's iu recent years, and they
are now mulliplyiiig rapidly. Quail
arc also abundant everywhere, and the
early hatches will be iu fine shape for
th" opening of the qu.-til season on
Dee. j 5.
Colombia's football Veternii-t.
Of the old men whom Columbia will
have are the following from hint year's
first eleven: Thorpe, tackle; Kchever
rla, guard; Heimlich, halfback; Muir,
The New Jewelry Siore
THE LITTLE STORE WITH THE LITTLE PRICES.
There are things to be told about our jew elry store that are worth
knowing things that must be tihl. The world is full of humbug, es
pecially jewelry humbug, and there is always a market for humbug.
Many people enjoy it enjoy the bit of flattery, pride-' or vanity that it
brings. Hfiice. humbug flourisnes. So much of the present day ad
vertising is born of Ignorance or depends on the public s ear for accept
ance. Tlie world of jewelry and watches and diamonds and silverware is
here brought here to interest you to sell, but not to give away. You
shall have everything at thv least possible price that's our contract
with the public. Have we the largest ste.ck? Xo. Pvat all the excerp
tions the things that have gotten out of the usual channels. If it is a
scarf pin or a brooch. It may b some delicate or dainty floral design
of just such little blossoms as you may find growing beneath and be
tween the stones on some hillto.j just above the timber line.
The plain figure tag tells you the prict and the value a quality tag
is not ntede'd at this store.
1707 21 AVE
Rock Island. III.
f Common Honesty.
We lay claim to no superior virtues, but we do put into
each transaction that common honesty which makes our
words have the same meaning to you and to us. When
you need a little cash quick, we make it convenient for
ycu to borrow and arrange the matter so that it will be
convenient for you to repay us, too. We loan on furniture,
pianos, horses, wagons, etc., as security, in amounts from
$10 upwards, without removing the property and all in a
confidential way. No trouble for us to quote you rates and
tell you more about it. Call, write or telephone.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell A Lynda Block, Room 38.
Offce hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday avanlnsa.
bona West 514. New Telephone 6011.
$ Don't Spend Your Money
For a Big Ash Pile
in tKe Alley.
YOU SAVE 50 CENTS ON EVERY TON OF COAL BY USING OUR
LA SALLE THIRD VEIN CHUNKS
IT WEIGHS 10 PER CENT LIGHTER THAN WET BANK COAL,
AND PRODUCES MORE HEAT AND LESS ASHES THAN ANYOTH
ER SOFT COAL, AND CONTAINS LESS CLINKERS, SLATE OR
TRY A LOAD AND BE CONVINCED.
SOLD ONLY BY
MUELLER LUMBER CO.,
BOTH PHONES. TWENTY-FOURTH STREET AND THIRD AVE.
. -..T..t.T..TTmTT. --
Great Clearing Sale
To make room for our enormous holiday stock, coming in, we must close out
some of our present stock and in order to do this quickly, we are going to
make this sale the greatest that has ever been known in this part of the
country. .Prices have been materially lowered so that every article is a rare
bargain, that would pay you to buy even though you have no immediate use
for the same.
MATTRESSES a.nd SPRINGS.
Cotton top mattresses
Woven wire springs
full size .'
A solid oak table. large square tap. heavy massive
legs, three extra leaves, 8ame a3 cut
Other tables in proportion. A very large line of round and square
tables to select from in all the different woods and finishes.
No range except a Huck's can bland the searchlight of thorough
It in a question which part of a IJuck'H, the inside or outside is the T
be.-t. We are fchowing the largetd and most beautiful line of ranges!'
In this part of the country. Range up from $20.00.
EMANN . SALZ
J- CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
MiJsfcMMA M M I IU I I.M IJ.U Ul-H I 1 1 11111 JJ I'LLU-A!