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THE ABGUS. .TUESDAY. OCTOBER 31, 1905.
PubllKhed Dally and Weekly at 1(24
toeond vnu, Rock Island. IIL En
tered at the poatofflca aa second-claaa
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per
Weekly, 11 per year In advance
All communications of arg-umentattre
character, political or religious, must
bare real name attached for publica
tion. No each artlclee will be printed
orer fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from erery
township in Rock Island county.
Tuesday. Oct. 31, 1905.
It is still up to Mayor MoCaskrin to
l th nian f the hour in Rock Island.
Tomorrow will he All Saints' day
one of the most sacred festivals in the
Thing. arc comincr wonderfully Mr.
Witte'H way ovr in Russia in this
- r of praco.
Boston Transci'ipt : Th povernorof
N'w York has pardoned a convict just
nti red iimiti his eii;ht years' term in
jail the jiuriH i.-o of this r-I m-iic y heipp
to ii I low f'oiiiu -client authorities to jat
the man on trial for alleged murder.
It would le a joke if a jury shoul l
acquit the man; yet jurit-s are odd
hornet inies. Th dramatic iiossibilitie-
of the situation are tinusuallv interest
Jose Mipue (lonuz, chief 0
f President I'alma and now
practically an exile from (.'uha, lia v:n lt
taken up his residence in this country,
is a short, rather stout, swarthy man.
with a quiet face and contemplative
eye. I'.el'ore coming to the I'nited
States he was uov rnor of Santa Clara
province. He holds that unnexa! ion to
this country would he pn I'. rahK to th
I'alma dyiuistv. m-ii. Cone is n sol
dier with an enviable record, a shrewd
poll: '.clan, a Cuban by birth, and pos-
nen!-cd of a lonx heritaue of enmity t-
Miss I'.erth.i Krnpp. daughter of th.;
famous Ktiiimaker ate! nianat; r of the
Ktt at plant at lessen, lias become an ar
dent florist uiel spends miu-b of lier
tlu in the beautiful Kardtu which
her father laid out for h r. Siie is es
l'Clally enthusiastic about tu t Mils and
ban. imported some of the rurest
Krowths from South America. Relii v
iiikj ornamt mal KardenitiK to be a suit
able callim; for women, she has start
ed a school jit Ksseti. where pills are
trained for the pursuit. Miss KruppV
reserved life is at source of wonder to
her many friends. She rarely leaves
the Villa Huel except for an occa
sional trip to Florence or the Italian
lakes. There is talk of her marrying.
If ou want to beat the meat trust,
form a club. That is what they are
doiii in Kansas.
Aaron Walton, four miles west of
Topeka. started the fr.-t club las;
8pr;im. He had taken a four-j ear-old
steer to a butcher friend in Toj ka.
The friend did not have much money
and supv'sted to Mr. Walton that In
take out the price of the steer in be f .
Walton agreed. When he had taken
out enoiiph steak to equal the price of
the entire steer. Walton discovered
that he had eaten less than a quarter
of the dressed meat. The butcher had
taken three-quarters for his share of
The experience set Walton to think
ing and the organization of the first
beef club, with himself as presidjui.'
and Kmery Ilrobst. another Shawnee
county farmer, as secretary and treas
urer. There are M families in the
Waliou's club has proved so great
jeucess inai i wo otner clutis were
formed The Walton club employs
gowl butcher, who works a. a farm
hand i.lso. The club supplies a set of
tools. The butcher kills every Kr:da
afternoon. He loads the platbum and
tools upou a wagon and drives to the
borne of a rnembt r of the dub. where a
steer is ti be killed. The cattle are
in vr driven to the butcher.
Two messes of sirloin, two of porter
house, three of round steak, u soup
lone. a share of should, r. along with
portions f every other part of a be f .
is the average w ekly share of ei-.cb
fiimilv. Larger messes are given to
the larger families.
The st a son of Walton's lletf club is
planned to run weeks. That de
mands exactly one steer from each
farm tlurtii; the summer. There is no
reason why the club should not be
kept running during the winter. .x
ce p that the farmers g uerally prefer
themselves to kill hogs and smaller
animals in the winter.
Walton's club started in April of
this ear. The first two beeves were
e f... i f . 1 I,, f l j i ti n ip.- V. ..1
- . ... v - . a i i nr lair I 1
7 cents a iund because the cattle had
be u .M "el on corn. After the pas
tures wt.v- u;vii the price was 6 cento
Six cents a KmnJ for porterhouse
steak Is pretty cheap. It must be stat
ed, too. that only the very best cattle,
between tJie ags of 3 and 5 jears, arv
e ver killed by the club. The expense-
of the club are nominal. The butcher
does the killing for the hide, which U
worth from ti to $4.t0. Iok like a
mighty erood fcheme.
Two Vital Points Iatlecl In Pump
Two points, which to the mind of
The Argus, are vital in the waterworks
pump deal, are not yet disiosed of. re
gardless of the extent reached in the
pending purchase question. The first
of these is the immediate necessity
of a new pump. and the
second the nature of the transaction
which is awaiting- the signature of the
mayor. Roth of these should be cleared
away before those of the people who
have kept track of the proceedings will:
feel entirely satisfield. On the first
of these conditions the light of intelli
gent insight is yet to be shed. An ad
mirable suggestion from an ex-city offi
cial appeared in last evening's Argus
as to the employment of a commission.
of expert engineers including the pros
ent superintendent of waterworks, to
inspect the pumps at the waterworks
plant and determine their actual condi
tion. to what extent they are in danger
of breaking down and what in all reas
onable possibility may be expected ol
them, especially if augmented by a
proper meter system rigidly enforced.
Incidentally it would be well to ascer
tain in the same connection what re
pairs, if any. have been made upon the
pumps from time to time. No one has
ever doubted, so far as The Argus
knows, the fact that the waterworks
plant needs attention. Yet better facil
ities are just as essential to the health
of the city on the one hand as they are
to the protection of the city on the
other. None will deny that. The ques
tion i how best and with proper con
sidt ration of the subject of tconomy to
me. t the exigtneits tif the situation.
And by tiie sii nation is meant not only
tiie means of acquiring; sufficient pump
ing facilities, either by added pumping
power r coiioniy in what is being
pumped, but the source of supply, the
condition of the intake pipe. It may
well be doubted if the council has so
far fully satisfied itself on either of
tiiese points. The mayor ought to. It
is only through intelligent action that
the highest and best interests of the
city can be served.
The other point raised at the outset
of tfiis brief d.scussion. and which like
wise seems to have been evaded, is thai
of fait nt ss in the proposition looking to
t he purchase' of a pumping1 e ngine so
far as it has progressed. Regardless
of what o'Ikts may think. The Argus
has no hesitancy in stating that to its
mil. 1 the affair has not at least the
u;p arutice of fairness either to the
city or to compering pump concerns,
and this without disparagement of the
chan.cn r of the pump which it seems
the determination of existing intluen
ct s. shall bo bought.
The mayor or anyone else respon
sible for what is to be done in the
p nding question owes it to the tax
pavers, first to establish the necessity
for the expenditure of their money,
and second to see that the- money i.-,
honestly and economically expanded.
llllnoie' Forward Step.
Tomorrow the hitherto potent "pull"
In Illinois politics will, in u large meas
ure, be a thing of the past. Thanks
to (inv. Deneen all positions in the
stale institutions, except chief clerk
and stenographer, will be thrown epen
to competition, and merit aloue will
be the passjiort to official favor,
civil service win be no longer
trolled by politicians. Capacity
efficiency will be the watchwords.
The effort to improve the civil
vice of Illinois is nor of recent birth
W-. 1 1 - :... ... .... ,
u iwt ailing men ami wome n nave
for years appealed to the state legis
lature to lift the state institutions out
of the mire of politics, but all efforts
in this direction availed naught, (lov.
Yutes sought the enactment of a com
prehensive civil service law but the
measure never get further than the
p:gtn hole. tjov. Deneen in his inaug
ural address called attention to the
ne-t-d of such an enactment and urged
the legislature to grant the demand of
the people. The governor not only ad
vised but acted. A man of great force
and wiil power he has the faculty of
making nun do his will. He drew up
a sweeping and comprehensive civi
strvice law and caused it to be intro
duced in both branches of the legisla
ture. It placed all the institutions of
the stare under the merit system. A
bitter court st followed as the politi
cians were no: anxious to eliminate
the "pull." There were times when
the fate of the measure seemed sealed.
It st t nied to have few friends and
many active and influential enemies.
15r tlov . Dent n persevered. The mer
it law w as his darling projt ct and if it
was to be th tYa'ed he would know the
rtflson why. He pointedly informed
the legislature that it could not ad
j.'iirr. in decency to itself until it had
considered his measure. Speaker
Shurtlt ff. to his credit be it said, stood
manfully by the governor and with the
speaker in earnest the legislature must
remt-in in session until it considered
the merit bill. S. anxious was the
governor that this measure should pass
that he used all the wer at his com
mand te force the project through. It
was finally passed but not before the
penal institutions were eliminated from
the bill and left to continue as part of
the spoils system.
The legislature gave the governor
and the peeiple half a kaf and but for
his persistency and obduracy would
have given nothing.
Rut even the half loaf was a great
gain. It win serve as an entering
edge. If the law proves a success, if
it improves the state charitable insti
tutions, jf it givts them a higher
grade of oficals and if rrvvea that.
merit Is shown to be better than a po
litical "pull." the next legislature will
broaden the scope of the civil service
commission by placing all state institu
tions under the merit system.
Tomorrow. 2.2o places in the state
institutions will be taken from the do
main of politics. It is a great step for
ward. An o'.d and corrupt system has
been broken down. Hereafter ability
to carry a primary will not be a badge
of preferment. Merit, capacity and
bcnesty will open the door of opportunity.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A PUZZLING DISEASE.
A young pirl nroo fremi ber seat in
the waiting room of Dr. Cordis and
passed through folding doors iutt the
doctor's consulting room. Tb? doors
were edosed behind her.
'MJtKKl morning. Alice. What can I
do for yeu?"
-Doctor, I wish you to tell me the
symptoms of some unusual disease."
I am in love with a recent graduate
of the College of Physicians. He is in
love with the science of me-diciue. I
wish Lim to become interested in me
through my disease."
"You little fraud!"
"This is a world of fraud, doctor."
"You mean a -world of fraud for wo
men." "Certainly; we have not the power to
gain our ends oiK-nly."
"You are at least frank."
"Come, doe-tor; there's a dear, good
man, tell me what 1 wish to know."
"Do you love him very much?"
"And will die if you don't get hiui?"
"Tiie n I must save you."
Going to a rosewood desk, he wrote
something, folded the paper and hand
ed it to her.
"These are the symptoms of a dis
ease that no physician cau determine,
for there Is no such disease, unle33 it
"Thank you, eloctor. I must ask you
to wait awhile for yeiur fee, for I have
not a cent. Besides, I think doctors
should be paid in proportion to the
value of their advice. If your disease
succeeds I will pay you tlouble; if it
fails I will pay yeu nothing."
"Rut how will you pay double if you
have nothing to pay':"
"You are very stupid, doctor. The
man 1 wish to impress is rich."
"You vllluin's accomplice! After all.
the ehie-auery Is not sjlely with our
"oh, yes, it is. It emanates from wo
men jiud is catching with men."
"tJoodby, elex-ter. Thank you."
The girl passed out by a side deor.
A few weeks later Dr. Cordis re
ceived a tuall from a physician who had
bee-u his pupil ami was a great favor
ite with him, young Dr. Thorax.
"1 Joe-tor." saitl Thorax. "I wish to
consult you about a patient of mine
who has symptoms nowhere to be.
found iu our medical works, a very
puzzling case." And Dr. Thorax pro-e-eedeel
to give his former preceptor the
symptoms the latter had laid dowu for
the young girl.
"These symptoms," said Dr. Cordis
after perusing them, "would be best
studied by a careful and constant su
pervision of the patiemt. You must get
the young woman into a position where
you can be with her nigh and day."
"But that could only be-d8ne by mar
"I am not thinking of? being mar
"Then you have only to turn over
your case to some one else."
"Rut I can never be satisfied till I
have found the -orreet diagnosis."
"Doctor, you must settle this matter
Dr. Thejcax went away much puz
zled. For the first time in his life he
began to think of a woman with refer
ence to possessing ler, and when, such
an ldaa takes root in at man's head it
grows like a mushroom. His fascina
tion for the study of theiee-uliar dis
easo of Miss Aliee Bland and Ibis new
idea were like two bumbUe'be'es alter
nately buzzing iu his boumrt. No soon
er did he get rid of the oneMhau he
was leset by the other.
Dr. Cordis health gave way under a
strain of too much work, and he went
abroad. He returneel tjuite reeovereti
and took up his practitv. One morning
he recedved a card. "Mrs. Henry R.
Thorax," and in auothvr mmeut re
ceived the lady.
"(Jood morning, doctor. I have come
to pay my bill."
"Rill? Do youanean'to insult me by
Prudent Honsawives 1
are never without I
Dr. RICHTER'S !
Anchor Pain Expeller
The greatest of external rem
edies for all sorts of injuries from
the simple bruise to the piercing
pangs of Rheumatism. Gives
quick and sure relief. None gen
sine without our trade mark, the
Sold by all druggists every
where, 25 and 50 cents.
F. AO. RICHTER A. CO.
21 S Petri Street. New York.
offeFIng' me money for"
-You did it all. I only planned it.
I told you that If it succeeded I would
pay you double."
"You mean the man you snared
Yrould pay me double."
"Very welL Physicians never make
each other any charge."
"In that case I hare to thank you
for the deception you practiced in my
"Deception! I deceive?"
"Certainly. You carried out my
seheme to secure a husband admira
bly." "I did not I remained neutral. 1
told Thorax that he could only find out
your disease by marrying you."
"If you had told the truth you would
hare revealed my plan."
"That would not have been acting
honorably toward you."
"Non sensed. That's man's boasted
logic. Would you respect the confi
dence of a man who told you he was
about to rob another of his money?
"Then why keep 'the secret of a
woman who avows that she is about to
rob your friend of bis heart more than
that, help her to do so?"
"Who says women are not logical?
They are logical, but only in one re
spect. They are perfect mistresses of
"Good morning, doctor."
"Good morning, Mrs. Thorax. I sup
pose your husband will contribute bis
discovery to medical science."
"He has made no discovery, and I
don't intend that be shall."
F. A. MITCHEI
Makes digestion and assimilation
perfect. Makes new red blood and
bone. That's what Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea will tlo. A tonic for the
sick and weak. 23 cents. Tea or Tab
lets T II. Thomas, Pharmacist.
S!t up all Bight worry uffer
lt'm partly due to patn-UrKely
cut:J by nervousness. Tired nerves
imply rebel antl must be soothed.
does not deaden the nerves. It Is not
a drug but a medicine. It simply
restores the healthy, normal nerve
action and you sleep and you get
Neuralfyline cures nervous head
aches in so minutes cures neuralgia
completely if you take it according to
directions. Cure guaranteed or
money refunded. -s cents at drug
gists sample free from
The Neuralgyline Co.
Wbeelins. W. Va.
Order your NEW
Suit or Overcoat at
j. b. zir.u.iER & SON
Naw Location, 1817 Second Ave
In all iu stages.
Ely's Cream Balm
cleanses, aootLes and bejus
the diwaivfd membtajie.
It cam catarrh and drive
away a cold in the bead
Crrsm It aim is placed into the nostril, spreads
over tbe membrane ail is aliaorbed. Belief is im-media-ji
and a cure follow. Ill not drying doe
tot produce sneezing. I.arge Size, 60 cent St Drug
gist or by mail ; Trial Size, 10 Cent.
ELY BROTDEBS, 6 Warren Street, Kew York
J. M. BUFORD
Tbe old lire and time compan
ies represented. Rates u low
aa any company can afford.
YOUR PATRONAGE IS
TO ADD HE-THIRD MORE FLOOR SPACE
It is inevitable. This business has been forging ahead, irresistably, until we are unable to longer re
restrain it within present confines. We must open our third floor for retailing purposes. Negotiations
have been completed whe eby we have secured a lease on a large portion of the Wiese property, located
directly at the rear of this store. It is our intention in the near future to utilize that building as a
storeroom for reserve stoc s and out of absolute necessity convert our third floor into a salesroom.
This will give us 51,600 sq tare feet of floor space to devote solely to retailing, or actually 34 times as
much as this firm original y had in the little corner store at Second and Brady streets a little more
than 18 years ago. Is thl j not indisputable evidence that the Big Boston is the people's favorite
through choice, through se vice?
1 Women's Fine 45-inch CoeJs $10
THF REST YOU'LL FIND ANYWHERE
HE character of our coats at $10 is a feature of our garment stock.
you must pay extreme prices to get the smart styles. As a rule,
tion is given to style in the moderate priced coats. We have always
determined to have the very
Every one of our $10 coats is of
WJ KRE'S just one of the incomparable values you'll find here tomor-
row. With additional skirts and dresses to make for the cold
O season you cannot well afford to miss such a splendid bargain. . If you
want something for the girls' dresses, these will be superb.
Scotch mixtures in checks, plaids, shepherd checks and
solid colors; also mohairs, heavy all-wool sackings and
cheviots in ail the popular
4n inches wide. Savings that economical
persons won't ignore. Regular 5uc
goods at the yard
OMEN' are fascinated with
these they are exquisite.
Make beautiful party and evening
waists. If you've a young woman
friend in mind for a present, she'll
be delighted with one of these.
Patterns of mill elaborated by com
binations of dainty embroidery and
lace insertion in three different de
signs; each pattern including col
lar and cuff set to match, is put
up in individual $2 50
Patterns of batiste beautifully em
broidered in six different designs
collar and cuff pets to
Trl-Clty Transfer and
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We also
handle the best grades of hard
and soft coal. A portion of your
patronage is respectfully solicit
ed. Satisfaction guaranteed.
New 'phone 5464, old 545.
Office, 215 Twentieth Street.
Rock Island, III.
Charles E. Hodgson.
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental Ins. Co New York
Agricultural Ins. Co. New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago, 111.
Wililaaiaburg Ins. Co New York
New Harare hire Ins. Co. N. Hampshire
North German Ins. Co New York
Ameiicaa Is. Co. ...Philadelphia. Pa.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. .Rockford, III
Office, room 3. Buford block. Rate
aa low as consistent with security.
best coats the market affords that could,
good, reliable materials and in neat,
The cioths are kersey in castor, black, brown and blue; handsome patterns
in novelties; cheviots in black and blue. Tight fitting. Empire and double
breasted styles. Some are trimmed with touches of velvet in eontrastiuj;
colors; otheivs with combinations of buttons and straps, ami .straps and pip
ing. Both collar and collarless effects. As a whole, you
have a splendid assortment to choose from.
Come and see these coats at
fall and winter shades. .'Jij to
WHY WOMEN BUY OUR SHOES.
BEC.M'SE for every cent they
of shoe value. ISecause our
amount of service. I5ecaus our
of comfort and from tip to top are smart and stylish.
An inspection of our stock will reveal to you more than u
page of talk possibly could. (2un metal leathers are the
reigning mode. We are showing a greattr variety of in
dividual models than it's probable you'll see anywhere
else. Our price scale is:
S 12.95 S3. 15 S3.95
FANCY LINEN TABLE COVERS $1.98.
TWO yards square. Hemstitched border. Large Moral designs In
dainty combinations of bliu and white, pink and while, pink and
green and blue, and yellow, fast colors. One of the com
mendable values you find in our linen store
In connection with Queen A Crencent
Route, to certain point In Alabama,
Georgia. Horlda. Nv.rth ar.d South Car
olina. Kentucky. MianUaippl, Tennes
see and Virginia. Tickets sold on the
First and Third Tuesday in each Month,
May to November, 1905,
At the very low rata of -,n fir. tnr
the round trip plus 12. Tickets are
good goinjf 15 days, and for atop-overs
south tt the Ohio river, with r.s.i limit
ror return or 21 daya from date of aale.
On the same dates, o ate-nay ae tilers'
tlrkrta will be Bold to points in aame
territory at one-half of first clans
rates, plua 12, tram Ohio river gate
Kor rates, schedules, and full Infor
mation, call fin your nearest ticket
agent, or write
J. m. MTinoucn.
S. W. P. A., 225 Dearborn St.. Chicago, 111.
Kor Information about farm lands,
vuaiucoi luvaviuiit, ciu( write
Agent Iand and Industrial Department,
U. B. ALLEN. A. O. P4 A.. St. Louis.
John Volk & Co.
Dealers In single and double
trength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood flooring of all
Dealer In single and double strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate. Beveled
late and Art Glass,
311 and 82t
AT THIS PRICE
These costs explode the theory that
in mast coat stocks very little atten-
made a departure in that respect. We
by close margins, be sold at $10.
attractive variations of the season's
BREEZY FABRIC FOR
EVENING WEAR AIR
OVi: by masters of the c raft
at Lyons, France. So sheer
and light it almost flo.its v' t so
firm it will wash splendidly. I5 ing
finite elastic it shirrs and works up
beautifully. Comes in lavender
gray, sky, pink, ami while, lis gen
eral utility clashes it above' si!I
chiffon. Ask to see it at our linen
stctlon. The yard
50c 75c Si)c SI. 125
invest they get the great i
shoes give the greatest
DeesU Daily FailmaA Service t
Dining and Observation Cars.
For Inforaut.on and Rate addm
W. A. BMUr, 9. A.. 113 AaaaM St..
W. A. Garrett. W. C IlaaarMa,
GsalHsr. Ca'l raas'r AgU