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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1906.
........ THE ARGUS. ,
PublUhrd Iallr nd Weekly at 1C2I
Becond trrnuf. Rock Island, 111. En
tre1 at the pontofflce as acond-Hass
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TKRMS Dally, 1 oent pT week.
tVklr, SI Pr year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, muflt
have real name attached for publica
tion. No nuch articles will be printed
over flctltloujt niirnatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Islmd county.
phenomenal power of expression. What
he thought o be right regarding the
Philippines in 1900 b quite probably
right In his eyes today.
If that be a fact, and there Is no
reason to believe it as other than a
fact, he deserves unqualified applause
for the discretion that restrains him
from publicly approving revolutionary
views under circumstances that roust
tempt him as an orator and a politi
cian, but which must also reveal to
him a popular temper altogether too
dangerous to be encouraged now.
Saturday, Jan. 6, 1906.
Congress is once rooru 'n session
Pity the nation.
His enemies say Lawso'j is dealing
In "hot air. True, he is trying to
make it warm for some folks.
Quincy Journal: It is a mistake
about its stlM being 190; in Russia
Judging from appearances it is about
The resolution '.was withdrawn, but
Senator Depew knows that the legisla
litre of New York is not unanimous in
wanting him to keep his place in the
Odell Is done far. and young Wads
worth is speaker of the New York as
sembly. Xow let us see if there will
be peace in the Republican Happy
Family of New York.
The treatment of the woman who
railed at the White House in behalf
f her husband, was. regardless of any
provocation, a scandal and a disgrace
It was brutality personified.
The Chicago Tribune thicks it would
be an immense ' relief if tradesmen
could be persuaded to swear off from
the unseemly habit of presenting bills
as ffoon as the New Year is over.
Col. Frank O. I.owden is sending
out to hfq friends copies ot a calendar
which bears a scene on his famous
Sinnisiippl farm' In Ogle county. The
Quincy Herald -considers the only
fault H that it does not show the col
onel blmseif in the role of Cincinnatus.
with his hand to the plow and his ear
to the ground.
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The people are unanimously opposed
to any consolidation of the influences
in control of public utilities in the
ihre cities, or of the merger propo
sition in any form. And notwith
standing that the eopIe do not al
ways count where their interests are
Involved, there -does not teem to be
any prospect of such an unpopular
move as has been heralded. ot on
the face of things, at least.
Farmer Gains and Ixrases.
As the authoritative figures for the
cotton crop are not yet at hand, and
as there are several minor crops the
return from which has not yet been
given. It is impossible to tell by exactly
what figures the 1905 wealth produced
on the farms of the United States will
exceed that of 1904. In his annual re
port Secretary Wilson placed the gain
over last year at J25C.000.000. The
official harvest report of the bureau
of statistics gives the returns on the
principal grain and root crops, and re
veals the fact that the American farm
er has an excess on these alone of
some $17,000,000 over and above their
value on the farm in 1904.
Corn and wheat are. of course, the
farmers biggest crop. They have
raised more corn, both in quantiy and
value, this year than I hey ever did be
fore. This year they have produced
2.707,993.540 bushels of corn. The
nearest production to that was in 1899,
when they raised 2,C4.440.27:J bushels.
Hut the farm value of the crop this
year a figure which makes the inter
est-bearing debt of the nation look de
cided v small is Sl.lli;.!iw;.7:;s. or
$29.23."i,29K more than it was last year.
Corn is king now. and corn is truly
a magnificent monarch. Wheat is his
prime minister. This year's total crop
of wheat has been exceeded but once
in 1901 but its total value is much
less than that of com.'oeing S31S.072.-
tiowever. its rami vaiue is
50.1.00 greater than that of 1904.
The farmers now raise as great a
value of hay as they do of wheat
namely J515.959.7S4 in 1905, which
represented a loss from 1904 of more
than J 13.000.000. The farmer also lost.
as compared with 1904. on oats, barley,
rice, rye, buckwheat and tobacco, but
gained J10.147.68S on potatoes and
JS20.314 on flaxseed.
Ordinarily, if the farmer finds that
the gains offset his losses, he is satis
fied, in a grumbling way. This year
it would seem that he ought to be sat
isfied without grumbling.
DAILY SHORT STORY
-DARKEST BEFORE DAY."
The late Roman Catholic archbishop
of Westminster, his eminence Cardin
ai Vaughn, was supposed to hold the
berretta almost ex-officio, and English
Catholics are disturbed that his sue
cessor. Archbishop Bourne, has not yet
been made a cardinal. At the recent
ronsl3tory. according to a note in the
Orservatore Romano, the Vatican or
gan pressure was brought to bear to
prevail upon his holiness up the last
moment.ro include the English arch
bishop. The pope's reply was that the
archbishop of Westminster had not
long held his present office and must
wait, as he was still young.
The official title of King Carlos of
Portugal Is not a little imposing. He
is "king of Portugal and trie Algraves,
within and beyond the seas; in Africa
lord of ("uiena and of the navigation
and commerce of Ethiopia. Arabia
Persia.. and of the West Indies." and he
Is equally well dowered in the matter
of Christian names Carlo? Ferdinand
Ixjiiis Maril Victor Michael Raphael
Oabrie; Gonzague Xavi-r Francois
D'Assisse Josephe Simon. This how
ever, is by no means the longest list of
names in the Portugese royal family
for the king's eldest son is the proud
possessor of 17. while his majesty's
younger brother has 22.
Mr. Bryan in the Philippines.
W. J. Bryan was the center of an
extraordinary demonstration this week
at Malolos. in the Philippines. He
was the guest of several provincial or
ganizarlons which had arranged pub
lic receptions, parades and a banquet
In his honor. He was likewise the
subject for an address in which the ar
guments for Philippine independence
were set forth at much length anf
with, as Mr. Bryan afterwards testi
fied, no little skill. Replying to the
address. Mr. Bryan . is said to have
spoken "conservatively," which is to
say. discreetly. He did not criticise
the administration, he did not advo
He did. quite properly, advocate obe
dience to the government, which Is
time'y rai cooling counsel for those! A
whose agitation Is calculated to incite
Jus the reverse.
Mr. Bryan's speech need not be in
terpreted as an indication that former
beliefs have ben abandoned by him.
He is a man of sturdy convictions audi
At the Harper T. V. Kane. E. C.
Mayer. J. I Emery. Chicago; M. W.
Ely. lifayette. 111.; M. Waldon. New
York; George M. Reed. Grangeville,
Idaho; Alfred W. Durante. R. Rhein-
lauder. New York; W. H. Vanvalken-
burgh. J. H. McCreary. Springfield; G.
Sjoberg. Chicago; 1. I Wheeler. Ster
ing; J. Y. McKee. Muscatine. Iowa;
C. (!. Mayer. Chicago; C. Henr Fos
gate. Quincy; li R. Fosgate. Gales
burg; A. I Jordan. St. Ixmis; .1. Cole,
Chicago: C. T. Fellen. Sioux Falls;
M. H. Darnell. Peoria; J. H. Meyer.
New York: N. L. Francis, Chicago; J
Noon. Zonesville. Ohio; R. Dahmen,
Chicago: W. T. McCarthy and wife
Sterling; H. H. Loehnes. Chicago; E.
H. Brodhay. Chicago; J. H. Locke, Chi
cago; W. B. Stout. Peoria; H. A
Brownie igh. Washington. D. C; J. R.
Jolly. Springfield; F. J. Dclan. Spring
field; II. Fredericks. Elgin; E. E. Rich
ardson. Elgin: A. M. S. Wasson. Cin
cinnati: J. P. Kelling. Chicago; R. S.
Fleming. Chicago; F. E. Barry. Mar
shalltown. Iowa; C. E. Dudley, Gales
burg; James McBride. Galva; J. W.
Simmons. Chicago: J. H. Blue, Boston;
C. W. Hertel. Chicago; F. J. Ward,
Chicago; A. T. Converse. Columbus;
Charles M. Martin. Kansas City, Mo.
At the Rock Island (European)
Louis Chatham, Chicago; N. Elliott,
Galesburg; J. W. Ransom, New York;
D. F. Scribner. Clinton: Edward Ellis,
Des Moines; I). McDougan. Chicago;
J. D. Powell. Chicago; J. B. Carroll
ton. Kansas City; R. M. Mason. New
York; J. W. Wilson, Chicago; Orville
D. Stewart and wife. St. Paul; l. L.
Harris. Chicago; George C. Klein
chmidt, . Peoria: W. Hardesty, Chica
go: C. C. Veatch. Joe Collins. F. H.
Rogers, R. A. Bracket t. New York; R.
S. Woodbnrn. Hillsdale; M. W. Ely.
Iifayette. Ind.; S. S. Conger, Dixon;
A. W. Morton. Chicago; H. W. I.ank
ford, St. I-ouis; Thomas Brown. Mus
catine; A. A. Addis. Chicago; R. C.
Wood. Peoria: W. W. Lindsley. Chi
cago; O. F. Parker. St. Paul; R, Hen
ry Bergen, I C. Tuttle, Chicago.
are never without
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 snre relief. None gen
nine without our trade mark, the
Sold by all druggists every
where, 25 and 50 cents.
John Markland, ordinary seaman, be
ing one of the night watch of the brig
antine Auipbitrlte, stood peering out
into what seemed to him a universe of
nothingness. The sky was overcast and
the air murky. The vessel was dip
plug and rising in black and oily wa
ters. There was no visible horizon.
Instead the vessel seemed to be nulling
within a globe of indefinite magnitude.
Markhiud was but nineteen years
old. Two years before be bad been
graduated at the high school of the
coast town iu which he bad been bora.
His love for tbe oceau was bis ruling
passion. From bis earliest boyhood be
bad played iu its breakers and sailed
upon Its bosom.
There was another passiou which
struggled with his love for the oceau
that was bis love for bis classmate,
Marjorie Sauford. When he went to
sea 1 wished to be engaged to ber.
Her parents smiled at the proposition
of a oy of seven teen, going off before
the mast, beiug engaged to their daugh
ter. They raised 110 objectlou, not an
ticipating that he would be able to
marry' any one before the youthful at
tachment had faded away.
The young sailor bad spent two years
at sea and bad studied navigation un
der the captaiu's own instruction, but
he was now putting into tbe borne pJit
still an ordinary seaman. It was this,
coupled witli the fact that Marjorie
was still as far from him as ever, that
luaiie his world look as black, as void
as the world be lookel iuto from the
deck of the Amphitrite.
Markland. lay aloft and fix that
clew line 011 the maintopsail yard."
said the mate.
"Aye. aye, Rir." The young man's
omler thoughts vanished for the mo
ment, and be sprang up the ratlines.
working bis way out to the extreme
end of tbe yard. Giving a tug at the
clew line, his hand slipied. He clutch
ed with the other, but too late. In an
other moment he was in the water.
When he rose to the surface be saw a
white ring floating near bim, which be
recognized for a life buoy. He grasped
it. but bis main concern was that he
might see the ship hauled to the wind
or putting about. He did not see the
ship at alL Then he listened for the
sound of oars. Nothing disturbed the
appalling quiet. When half an hour
bad passed and that quiet was still the
same be gave up all hope of rescue.
Rising and sinking monotonously
with tbe waves, the heavens dark
above him. the waters black aliout
bim. Markland passed the night. If be
was ever sure alout anything during
bis life It was that he was doomed.
The world of life seemed to him to be
so far from bim that be bad no part in
It. Susjeiided, as it were, in the center
of an inorganie universe, he could take
a comprehensive view of bis past cou-.
nection with the organic universe.
What bad it all been worth? Even his
love for Marjorie now seemed a past
condition to him, such as an exhilara
tion, a fit of passion, an absorbing
Before morning be became drowsy.
He had already got the life buoy under
bis arms, and there was nothing to
keep him awake. He sank to sleep or
to stupor, fancying that he was dying
and that it was by no means an un
pleasant sensation after all
He certainly heard the words spoken
by a human voice and, opening bis
eyes, discovered that it was day. With
in a few yards of him was a boat
pulled by sailors and in the bow a man
ready to reach for him. Within a hun
dred yards was a bark, and Markland
noticed that ber foretopinast was gone.
He was pulled into tbe boat and taken
to the ship, which he noticed as soon
as be stepped upon the deck had re
cently gone through a gale. A number
of sailors were at the gangway, crowd
ing together to see the castaway, not
an officer appearing to keep them In
"Take me to your captain," said
"We've got no captain, mate. We're
In hard luck. The first mate died of
tbe yellow fever at Panama, the sec
ond mate went crazy and killed him
self, and. a week ago the captain was
washed overboard in a storm that car
ried away the mainmast.. The ship
sprang a leak that keeps naif of us
pumpin day and night, and we hafn't
got a man In the crew as can navigate.
I see by your togs that you're an ordi
nary seaman yerself, and. I tell -you
plain, mate, if we'd 'a knowed It we
wouldn't a picked- you up. We wants
"I'll navigate your ship for you."
said Markland, "but Just now I want
some dry togs and something to eat,"
Tbe men standing about gave a
shout, and In another moment every
i f Om Mig January Sale o"L
Monday, Jam. 8
WE FIN.D OUR STOCK IS VERY MUCH LARGER THAN IT SHOULD BE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, AND IN ORDER TO TURN THIS
STOCK INTO MONEY QUICKLY. WE HAVE DECIDED TO
CUT PRICES, 10, 15 and 20 PER CENT.
EVERY MAIL BRINGS US NOTICE FROM ALL THE DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS THAT THEY WILL ADVANCE THEIR PRICES
FROM 10 TO 20 PER CENT. .THE INCREASED COST OF RAW MATERIAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RISE. WE PLACED HEAVY OR
DERS MONTHS AGO AT THE THEN PREVAILING PRICES, AND OUR STOREROOM AND OUR WAREHOUSES ARE STOCKED WITH
SUFFICIENT TO FURNISH HOMES EVERYWHERE. WE WILL SELL, DESPITE THE RISE IN PRICES, AT THE OLD PRICES LESS DIS
COUNT ABOVE MENTIONED.
Solid oak sideboards with large
bevel edge French plate mirror,
during this sale $13.75
Solid oak extension table. (I feet
this sale $4.85
- Wood seat diners, ,
during this sale 5SI
Oak center tables, nicely polished,
Nice Iron beds, any size,
during this sale $1.85
Woven wire springs, any size,
Fine cotton top mattresses.
any size, during this frte-S2.T5
Solid oak dressers, with large bevel
edge mirror, during
this sale $7.50
Large, comfortable ami rockers,
sale . $2.75
Window shades, C. feet long.
during this sale 23c
Foot rests, during
this sale 33
Quartered oak library tables, nicely
'his sale $6.75
Large cupboards, golden oak finish,
Elegant 3-piece parlor
suits, during this sale -.$15.00
Solid oak chiffoniers, well made,
and finished, 5 drawers.
large size $4.50
Fine large C-piece bedroom suits,
with large French plate
bevel edge mirror $17.50
during this sale $22.50
Solid oak chiffoniers, large size,
with good size French
bevel edge mirror $6.75
per pair 98
Pretty lace curtains,
per pair GSC
Good all wool ingrain carpets.
several pretty patterns 55
Good heavy half
wool carpet 35
Pretty patterns of Wilton
velvet carpet, as low as 85c
rugs. 9x12 $13.75
Any 9x12 body Brussels rug In the
this sale $22.50
Any 8-3x1 0 Body Brussels rug In
Any 9x12 Wilton velvet rug in th.
house, during this
Any S-I'xin-O Wilton velvet rug in
the house, during
this sale $30.00
Fine velvet rugs,
9x12, during this sale ...$20.00
Large fine couches,
during this sale $9.35
W. S. HO LBROOK,
109-111 East Second Street.
One-Way Second Class Colonist Rates
to the West and Southwest.
Via the C. M. & St. P. railway.
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 1C and Feb. C
and 20. 190G.
Special Homeseekers' Excursions to
the West and Southwest.
Via the C. M. & St. P. railway.
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 10 and Feb. C
and 20, 190G.
The C. M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-clties. sleeping car
reservations made to any point desir
ed. For further information 'phone any
of their offices.
C, M. & St. P. Excursion Rates.
Homeseekers" tickets on sale the
first and third Tuesday in each month
to points in Iowa, Minnesota, North
and South Dakota and to other home'
seekers' territory. For further infor
matlon 'phone or call at any C, M. &
St. P. office.
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Cleaning, pressing and repairing,
Beal & Schmitt, Illinois theater build
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L. D. MITDGE.
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I 215 Prl StrMt, New York. 11
' one of the crew knew that the deep
had given them a navigator.
I Markland found that the chronome
ter had been wound and the Instru-
' ments and charts were in good order.
, He divided tbe watches, got a sail un
der the leak, then got bis latitude and
I longitude, giving him bis position,
which he knew to be within a few
hundred miles of his home. There be
took the vessel and telegraphed the
owners at Philadelphia, who bad given
the ship up for lost. In lieu of salvage
they presented Markland with $10,000
the ship and cargo were worth $140.-
000 and gave him choice of a position
on one of their vessels or In their count
ing house. Since Marjorie's parents
consented to his marriage with their
daughter on condition that he "would
accept the latter and finding that after
all be loved Marjorie better than the
sea. he became a shipper N Instead of a
j sailor. He Is now manager .of the busl-
ness. iJAiKi u. . SOUTIIUATB.
- INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
f npltal Slnck. f IOO.OOO. Four I'm (Vol Intrrrf Pnl.l IpoltN.
C. J. Larkin.
J. JJ IVelle.
II. E. Casteel.
L. D. Mudge.
H. H. Cleaveland,
Mary K. Robinson,
E. D. Sweeney,
H. W. Tremann,
H. D. Mack,
M. S. Heagy.
II. B. Simmon.
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fpany. Wo act its executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator. JU
c;tiardinn and Conservator of Kstates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Instates. General Financial t
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