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TTTR ARGUS. FIUDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1905.
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By THE J. W. OTTIIR CO.
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Correspondence solicited front srery
township la Rock Island ceunty.
Friday, Dec. 29, 1905.
Do you realize thai but two more
days rt ma In of this year?
Ilit a hort time now uLtil the holi
day are over, and then to begin talk
The country imported $ao.0t".00)
worth of diamonds last year, which
will remind several that they did not
net their bare.
Senator Ceurin. the new member
from Oregon, was sworn In Saturday.
The latest acquisition to the demo
cratic side in in close touch with the is
iim that are paramount in this ses
sion of congress. He said that tho
president's Idea of rate legislation was
democratic in principle and he bt
lievcd that the democrats would sup
port such iniggcstions as the president
had advocated in hia message to con
KTChh. Mr. Oearin also pointed out
the reported declaration of the presi
dent on Philippine tariff reform and
expressed an opinion that there must
he some wuch legislation enacted dur
ing thin nession.
Senator Warner of Missouri has at
last secured a stenographer. He is
the first republican stna'or from Mis
hourl since the early 70's. and the re
sult 1 that he has been overwhelmed
with letters from the hungry and
thirsty rank and file. Having no sten
ographer. Maj. Warner has been un
able to answer the letters or even read
the vat majority. On an average he
has received 25 letters a day since his
arrival. He has been in Washington
about .10 days. Hence he has received
7.5'Hl letters. He and his stenograph
er will be busy from now until the end
of the holiday recess trying to catch
tip with the procession.
The Decatur Review maintains that
no one should get the notion into hi
head from the recent decision of the
Mipreme court that a tax ferret can not
! employed. The court decided that
tho hoard of supervisors can not em
ploy a tax ferret and set h m to work,
it being held that the fiuding of taxa
ble property Is not the mission of the
board of supervisors. This does not
mean that another body can not em
ploy ferrets. There is another Ixnly.
the board of review, whose business it
Is to find property that is hidden from
taxation. This board of review, the
Review holds, can hire ferrets and be
upproved by the supreme court In do
ing m. A.s a matter of fact in most
of the counties where ferrets have
been put on the trail it has been
through the board of review. The su
Iervlsors are enlUd on laier to allow
money to pay the ferrets, nd likely in
nearly all cases thy will be willing
to do this.
Deniooratlo Policy In Con cress.
The policy of the minority party in
the senate has been outlined and from
what can be learned Senator tiormaa
aitd his followers will take a very de
rided stand on the important questions
that will be tip for legislation during
this congress. The democrats will
strongly ndvoeate an extension of free
trade with the Philippines. They will,
it Is to be ex;ected. also support state
hood and most Important of all. they
will, as a !ody, submit a railroad rate
bill. Minority members of the inter
state commerce committee. It Is said
will get tuvther during th. holiday re-
c ?-s and prepare a measure on rate
In this they will have the views of
inatorn Bailey and Culberson, two of
the htronget members of the minority
side of the senate. Who will Introduce
tho bill, or in wnat form It wilj bo pre
pared, in not knowu. It will, however,
be emphatic in declaring for stringent
ra'e bglslation shortly after the holi
day recess. This in a way may com
plicate matters very much on the rate
It Is understood that the argument
between Senators Culber4i and For
siker was an intimation of how severe
and emphatic probably will be the pro
visions of the bill the democratic party
w .11 tub nit.
Th ltpnttlMif()ar Ks-Preeidents
If the surmise be true that President
Itoost veil aspirt to be senator after
hi term in the White house, the am
bition Is pi' n unworthy one. The sen
ate Is the idtaj place for a retired pres
ident.' especially If he be still young
enough for an active part 'n the public
service. If. like Jefferson, he feels his
lower declining" as the end of his
hcrvlee In the presidency approaches,
the broad knowledge of the country's
affairs acquired hi that omo? would
make Col. Roosevelt a most valuable
counselor in the easy and honorable re
tirement of the senate. Senator Thom
as C. Piatt's term will expire on March
3. 1909. simultaneously with, that of the
president, so that there is a vacancy
awaiting Mr. Roosevelt, if lie can win
it. It Is not at all certain that he can.
The American people are prone to
apply to their great men the old Roman
rule which required "new victories be
fore new triumphs. and much of the
traditional sentiment against a third
presidential term is tinged with. the
jealous feeling that two terms have
conferred honor enough. Among the
politicians of New York state this feel
ing will undoubtedly be strong if he
seeks election to the senate. It may
not be so strong among the masses,
but the unusual spectacle of the presi
dent using the prestige and the patron
age of his great office in order to win a
smaller place would hardly make a fav
"In the hands of his friends" Mr.
Roosevelt's candidacy might be more
favorably received at the end of Sen
ator Dt pew's terra in 1911. but by that
time the political organization he is
now so energetically bun-ling up will
have passed from his control.
At any rate, the experiment for
which Mr. Roosevelt is said to be pre
paring is an interesting one. If New
York sends him to the senate either in
3909 or two years later Se will have
solved, in his own cae at least that
vexing problem, what shall we do with
RECEIVES FURTHER HONORS
Supt. Ferguson Elected Manager of
Supt. S. J. Ferguson. Principal II. E.
Brown, and Prof. Knapp have returned
frovn Springfield, where they attended
the meeting of the Illinois State Teach
ers association. Mr, Ferguson, who
has heretofore been honored with a
place in the direction of the reading
circle among the teachers of the state
was elected manager of tbls organiza
tion, one of the position considerably
LIMB FRACTURED IN FALL
Mrs. Wilhelmina Erbs Sustains Injury
on Slippery Walk.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Erbs. 2529V& Fifth
tfvenue. slipped and fell on the side
walk near her home yesterday after
noon, sustaining two severe fractures
of the leg. She was removed to her
homo where Dr. Hada M. Rurkhart re
duce! the fracture. Mrs. Erbs will be
confined for many weeks as a result of
WHITTENDON DENIES REPORT
Has Not Resigned Position as Super
intendent of Division.
W7 N. Whlttendon, division supelin
ten dent of the Missouri division of the
Rock Island, in a telegram received in
this city this afternoon denies the re
port that he has resigned his position
Rumor had it that he had resigned and
was to be succeeded by W. E. Warren
former trainmaster. Mr. Whlttendon
says that he does not contemplate such
action, and can not understand how
the report originated.
LIFE BET AGAINST $100,000
Manager of Indiana Road Makes Dar
ing Wager No Takers.
Goshen. Ind.. Dec. 29. A. F. Wiest
general manager of the Huntington,
Columbia City & Goshen Electric line.
a system which still winds its way
urouud and across the "blue prints,'
has become so discouraged by adverse
criticism of his company's tardiness in
building the line that he has offered to
bet his life against H0.000 that the
lino will be constructed. There are
no takers. Retting men say the odds
are too heavy.
Licensed to Wed.
Matthew J. Langhauseu. . .Rock Island
Elizabeth M. Hansen Unci: Island
John J. George IXrby. Iowa
Mrs. Sophia Johnston Reynolds
Testimony All In.
Annapolis. Dec. 9. The taking of
testimony in the trial by court martial
of Midshipman Coffin for alleged haz
ing was- completed today and argu
nxnts by the counsel begun.
In the Edinburgh Uni
versity three human lungs lie
side by side. Une is of an
Eskimo and is snow white.
In life, this would be ruddy
with rich blood. Another is
that of a coal-miner and is
black. The other is of a town
dweller and is a dirty slate
gray, as are the lungs of most
city residents. That's why
consumption thrives in cities.
One reason why Scott's
Emulsion does so much to
keep down consumption is
because it helps to keep the
lungs clean and supplies
them with rich, red blood. It
makes the lungs germ-resisting.
If the body is run
down and health is at a low
ebb Scott's Emulsion will
build it up quickly and per
manently. SCOTT ft BOWKE. Pcwl Street N. York.
DAILY SHORT STORY
STORY OF RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS
During the late Russo-Japanese war,
at the battle of Mukden, when the Rus
sians were about to gain a marked ad
vantage, the color bearer of a regiment
posted at a critical point suddenly threw
down the colors. The men, seeing the
flag lowered, turned and fled. The colo
nel of the regiment at first supposed
that theolor bearer had been shot,
but on lS?rning that this was not so
sent for him. The soldier was conduct
ed be fore. his commanding officer.
John Zariski. the color learer. was a
line looking young fellow, tall, straight.
haud.some. There was something deli
a lit iu bis mien as be stood before his
commander waiting punishment, which
he could hardly doubt would be death.
Why did you drop the colors?"
Zariski made no reply. The colonel
looked at him curiously. His appear
ance certainly did not denote lack of
bravery. Partly as a tet the officer
A shiver passed over the young man's
frame. He raised bis eyes and gave
his accuser a glance which seemed to
wiy. "Had I au opiortunity you would
not impugn my courage again.
Turning to an officer behind him. the
colonel gave an order. Zariski was
inarched iu the center of a suuad
straight for the front, where the fight
ing was thickest, was placed iu position
by himself, the scjuad drey up before
him. there was a volley, anrl he fell.
The officer in command was about to
march his nieu away when be discov
ered a force of dusky little men moving
toward his rear. In another moment
Le and his men were running to save
themselves from leing cut on", leaving
the body of Zariski among the dead.
Among the first regiments to be sent
back to Russia was that in which John
ZarNkl had served. It was posted for
a time at Moscow, but on the opening
of the revolution was sent to Warsaw
and charged with maintaining the gov
ernment cause in a certain district of
One day a crowd of Polish revolu
tionists were parading, bearing aloft
the flag of Poland, when they were
fired on by the Russian troops. The
revolutionists returned the tire with
far better arms and effect than was
usual with them, and the Russians, a
small detachment, retired. That night
the revolutionists made barricades, and
the next morning these barricades bris
tled with rifles and revolvers. The colo
nel iu command the same who had
ordered the shooting of John Zariski
rode on to flue ground and looked at the
"Captain." he said to the officer in
command of the troops, "you must
take those barricades."
"Colonel." replied the officer. "I have
but ninety men. There are huudreds of
the revolutionists, apparently well
armed. Resides, they seem to have a
leader who knows how to handle them
to the lest advantage something I
have never noticed concerning them
"Captain." replied the colonel, "they
are a rabble. Disperse them at once or
be prepared to face a court martial."
The captain marched his ninety men
up to the breastworks and met a fire
that laid low half of them. The rest
fled to the rear. There they met the
colonel, who sat on his horse scowling
at them. Rallying them, be was about
to lead them forward when the cap
tain cautioned bim
"Colonel," be said, "I fear a portion
of their force have inarched around the
square and will take us in the rear,
There are not so many of them behind
their barricade as there were, and their
flag is gone."
"All the more reason why they should
le diiersed." the colonel growled and
gave the order to advance. The men
were about to oley when a shot was
tired down the street from an opposite
direction. All turned and saw a solid
mass under the flag of Poland moving
upon them by the only route that had
oeen oku to their retreat. A man
was marching in advance, holding the
flag in bis right band, a sword in his
"About facer cried the colonel.
Rut his order was ignored. The fifty
men be commanded knew they were no
match for ten times their unrulier on
ltb sides of them. The revolutionists
by order of their commander, be who
bore the flag, baited, drew up in line
with something of the precision of
troops and brought their weapons to
an aim. Then the colonel consented
that the captain should raise his white
handkerchief on the point of his sword
In token of surrender. The command
er of the revolutionists advanced and
met the colonel. Roth started. John
Zariski and the man wbo bad ordered
him to be shot for lowering th flag of
Russia stood face to face.
Colonel." said Zariski. "the lattlm
I saw yon you called me coward. If
It was cowardly to throw down the
flag of a nation I detest and bate, then
am I a coward. I was not a Russian.
but a Pole made to serve against mv
ill. My ancestors fought under the
kings of Poland, my grandfather In the
revolutions of and 1846, my fa
ther in that of istn. and now the revo
lution of 1015 needs their willing de
While Zariski wa speaking the colo
nel sat on his horse, his eyes fixed on
the young man before him with the
expression of one who was listening
to a ghost.
"They tokl me you had been exe
cuted." be said.
"They did their duty. I was badly
wounded, bat. as you see, recovered
and h ve come hers to help gain my
LOWER RATES J AN. 1
Reduction on First Five Classes
of Freight Effective at
STATE COMMISSION DECIDES
Request of the Railway Attorneys fcr
Hearing, However, Will Be
Springfield. 111., Dec. 29. The re
duction of 20 per cent in the first five
classes of freight rates of Illinois will
become effective on Jan. 1. This wa
decided upon at a meeting of the rail
road and warehouse commission yes
terday. The commission held a confer
ence with railroad attorneys when thu
representatives of the freight interests
asked for a hearing on the proposition
to reduce rates which apply to ship
ments of coal, fruits, vegetables, and
live stock. .
!)" Aaku (Inentioaa.
Gov. Deneen occupied a seat with
Commissioners Neville and French.
He asked a number of questions re
garding the shipment of freight in
carload lots and demonstrated the fact
that he is well versed on propositions
relating to the transfer of wares of
It was decided that six experts are
to be sent to Springfield to compare
tariffs, and the comparisons will have
to be filed with the commission, and
when this task is complete the pending
petition for a rehearing probably will
be disposed of.
llnmlla Apprnra for Miipprrtt.
Former Attorney General II. J. Ham
lin and Attorney Felix Streychmans
represented the shippers and opposed
the attempt to reopen the case. They
accepted the proposition to have a re
duction on important classes become
effective at once, and will give the
railroads ample time in which to show
that their present rate on transferring
carload lots is not exarbitant. The
experts arrived in Springfield today
and work will be commenced immedi
Chicago, Dec. 29. Following are the
market quotations today:
December. 83V. S3'. S36. S3.
May. S7',s. S7. 87. S7b.
July. 83, SI. 83. 83.
December, 4G. 47. 43. 44 Vi.
May, 44. 44Va. 444. 44.
January. 44. 44. 44, 44.
December. 3H. 32 , 31 32 .
May. 32. 32Vi. 32. 32',.
July, 30fe. 30. 30Vi.
January. 13.47. 13.3r., 13.37. 13.52.
May, 13.72. 13.S2. 13.G5. 13.82.
January, 7.2.". 7.30. 7.22. 7.30.
May, 7.40, 7.47. 7.40, 7.45.
January. 7.15, 7.17. 7.12. 7.17.
May. 7.32. 7.40. 7.32. 7.40.
Receipts today Wheat 10, corn 442
Sores Covered Neck and Cheeks
Itched Day and Night Noth
ing Did Me Any Good Was
CURED BY CUTICURA
AT COST OF $4.50
Miss Nellie Vander Wide, of Lake
side, N. V., writing under date of
April l8, 1904, says : "I do wish you
would publish this letter in the news
papers, so that others suffering as I
have may see it and be helped. I suf
fered for many months with an awful
skin disease, sores covering my ears,
neck, and checks. Scabs would form
and they would swell, and itch day
and night. Then they would break -open
and blood and matter run out.
I had tried many different remedies,
but none of them did me any good.
I was growing worse when I tried
the Cuticura Remedies. The first
application helped me, and when I
had used two cakes of Cuticura Soap,
three boxes of Cuticura Ointment, and
three bottles of Cuticura Resolvent, I
was completely cured."
Humours. Eczemas, Itchings,
and Chafinzs Cured by
The agonizing itching and burning
of the skin, as in eczema ; the fright
ful scaling, as in psoriasis; the loss
of hair and crusting of the scalp, as
in seal led head; the facial disfigure
ment, as in pimples and ringworm ;
the awful suffering of infants, and
anxiety of worn-out parents, as in
milk crust, tetter, and salt rheum,
all demand a remedy of almost super
human virtues to successfully cope
with them. That Cuticura Soap,
Ointment, and Pills are such stands
proven beyond all doubt by the testi
mony of the civilized world.
CMtrara fnmy, fllimn l. IH TV an arid thmigSv
- arm m vara sua naawn.
FOR SALE BY T. II. THOMAS.
Closing Out Sale
The building now occupied by
me has been sold and. I will have
to give up the building to the
purchaser. As I have a large
stock that must be disposed of,
will make some interesting
New 115.00 Oak
New $13.00 oak
New $11.00 oak
New $20.00 cook
20 PER CENT REDUCTIONS
ON IRON BEDS.
for $ 8.00
table $ 6.00
$9.00 glass door
cupboard $ 7.00
Second hand cook stoves and
in fact everything in my store
' will be sold at astonishingly low
J. P. AMCNT,
1622 S;ond Avenue.
1607J Second Avenue.
and removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careful treatment
given to all cases, and nothing danger
ous used, like chloroform, gas, or co
caine. READ THIS:
We have a patent thin elastic plate,
with natural gums, that fits where all
other plates would fail. We use no
cheap material, for our work is guar
anteed to be first class and equal to
the highest priced dentists. Call be
fore going elsewhere.
Omeat KUllaa-a 2Tc
Silver Kllllasa SOe
Gold Flatten Fllllng-a SOe
Gold Fllliasa, ap from 9 1MO
Gold Crowaa, S..00 and .. 4LOO
Thla Klaalle IMatr-a .IO.OO
Red Itabker I'lalea, $0 dom to...S 5.O0
Office, 1607 Second avenue, over
Spaidel's drug store.
hogs 23.000. cattle 3.000, sheep X.omi.
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 6.500. IJght 4.85&5.10, good
heavy 4.85ft 3.20. mixed and butchers
4.&0&3.20. rough heavy 4.85&4.!5.
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha 7.000, cattle 7.ooo.
Hogs at Kansas City 7.Oo, cattle 10.
000. Hog market dotted steady. Light
4-&0S.15, good heavy 4.S0fx5.23. mix
ed and butchers 4. 05 5.25, rough heavy
4.&0 6 5.00.
Sheep market closed slow.
New York Stocks.
New York. Dec. 29. Gas 101. U. V.
151'.. U. S. Steel preferred 10C. U.
S. Steel common 42. Reading
Rock Island preferred 62 , Ruck
Island common 21. O. &. W. 52 Vi. South
ern Pacific CC. N. Y. Central 153V4.
Missouri Pacific 100'i. Metropolitan
125,, U St N. 1524, Smelters
All the People.
123 125 West
Do not think that because Christmas is past that my
stock of handsome jewelry is depleted. True it Is that I
have enjoyed the finest holiday trade in the history of my
business, and I take this opportunity to thank my many
patrons for the business of the past. I have put in the
largest stock of brooches, necklaces, cuff links, watches
and silverware that has ever been shown in the city.
Prices are as low as the lowest and the quality is the best.
(The Reliable Jeweler.)
1702 Second Avenue,
JViiles of Wall Paper
to go at low prices not because there is anything wrong
with It. The patterns are good, the colors harmonious;
but we must clean our shelves for the new season's stock.
Our prices for hanging are as low as the lowest and good
workmanship will permit.
PARIDON WALL PAPER CO.,
PRACTICAL WALL PAPER HANGERS.
Iowa & Illinois Railway Co..
$1 Round Trip $1. Between
Davenport and Clinton Dec.
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