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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 30. 1906.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1906.
Harry Lebr says he hates publicity.
What diid he really give that clog sup
per for. then?
President Fish, of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad, scores the "money pow
ers." How like the good old days of
Emperor William has presented to
Connt Witte the chain and grand
cross of i he Order of the Red Eagle.
Count Wiite has presented to the May
flower, in behalf of himself and the
other delegates to the Portsmouth
peace conference, a Russian silver
punch bowl in recognition of ihe hos
pirality extended on that vessel.
other avenues of investment. The ac
tivity in speculation is probably great
er in New York than elsewhere for
the simple reason "that the city is grow
ing with wonderful rapidity, and the
speculative temper focuses where capi
tal is most abundant and most readily
obtained for any plausible enterprise.
Iand values in New York have al
ready risen to what seems extortion
ate prices, and it may become a Reri-
ous question as to whether many busi
ness enterprises will be able to stand
the test of reaction when loaded with
the heavy rents which present high
prices of real estate and the cost of
buildings necessarily impose.
A lecturer on the Panama canal says
the French raised $225,000,000 for the
work, spent about a third of it in
actual labor, wasted a third and stole
the rest. lTncl Sam has already wast
ed millions, but it is hoped that from
now on he will show the world how to
get a dollar's worth for every dollar
spent in that noted spot.
There is a feeling in Washington that
Senator Cullotn. who is now down south
seeking to mitigate recurring attacks
of nervous dyspepsia, is in a bad way.
and his friends are worried about him.
And someone is unkind enough to re
mark that the only chance for ex-Gov.
Yates to become United Srates senator
rests on the remote contingency o'
Cullom's sudden death at just the right
Charles Singer, of Charles City. Iowa,
is a hale and hearty young old man
who finds the climate of the Hawkeye
rate conducive to longevity and good
health. He is sZ years of age and has
been employed in the railway 'mail
j-ervice continuously since 1ST2. He has
repeatedly tendered his resignation of
late, desiring to retire from active
work, but the department, recognizing
his faithful service, refuses to accept
his resignation, but grants him leave
of absence on full pay.
Cor. IIocli. of Kansas, tells a story that
alwaj's strikes the right spot with the
farmers. One time a merchant put up
a blackboard in his store and asked
his customers to write their names on
it and opposite tell what they were
doin for humanity. A lawyer wrote,
"I plead for all." A doctor wrote. "I
prescribe for all." A preacher wrote
"I pray for all." An old farmer walk
ed tip, wrote his name, scratched his
head awhile, and then wrote. "I pa
In discussing the spf dilative mar
ktt for the week the Wall street re
view of Henry Clews says that the
buying fever ,is being carefully nur
tured, and is not confined to New York
1-nt extends to all parts of the coun
try: a much larger proportion of stock
exchange business today being over
the wire than ever before. These heavy
speculative movements are often being
conducted by an entirely new and
wealthy class of operators, many of
whom are young and inexperienced
men with lots of money, plenty of
nerve, but slight experience and imma
ture judgment. On the other hand, if
is very significant that many of Ihe
shrewdest and wealthiest operators of
long and tried experience have been
steadily selling stocks. Even inves
tors' strong boxes have beerf much de
pleted during the last month, for
shrewd buyers have recognized the tin
usual conditions, turned their holdings
into cash and are now awaiting an op
portunity to repurchase at a consider
ably lower level, which will surely de
velop before any great length of time.
While it is quite possible that prices
may be carried to a higher level before
reaction sets in. the technical position
of the market is growing increasingly
hazardous: and, since stocks are rap
idly passing into weak hands, the mar
kef stands exposed to a severe break
as soon as any severe strain is encoun
tered, such as renewed stringency in
money, or unexpected disaster of any
kind. Just'now the financial skies are
cloudless, and the only tinselling feat
ures are the frequent reactions'Induc-c-d
by persistent inside realizing.
Another field in which speculation is
-becoming irrational is in real estate.
Iast year building permits to the value
of $32S.0oo.000 were taken out in 2G
America r r't'es. compared with $375.
ooo.oort in the year 1304. The climax
to all periods of prosperity has been
marked by just Bticb. a movement as
we are now experiencing in real es
tate from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
It naturally follows the exhaustion of
The "Town Topic" Case.
The acquittal of the editor of Col
lier's Weekly from a charge of crim
inal ifbel brought by the owner of
Town Topics is a pleasant sign of the
times. For many years Town Topics
flourished because no one appeared
with the coarage to strike it. . District
Attorney Jerome inspired an editorial,
written by Norman Hapgood. in which
the publication was described as "the
most degraded in the United States."
On the assumption I hat it is libel
ous to state the plain truth in its se
verest form, the owner of Town Topics
brought criminal action. It required
only in minutes for the jury to decide
that libel law. which is made to pro
tect the innocent, cannot be extended
so as to cover thopc wno fail to rid
themselves of the charge of black
mail. There is another healthful feature
to the result. Very often in the inter
est of society, matters are published
which reflect very injuriously upon the
social standing of individuals. It ap
pears that a publisher's latitude, in
this respect, is not as limited as might
be supposed by some. Having first of
fended society, the party so described
by a publisher has no redress in the
criminal court. The case practically
amounts to a statement, that truth is
sufficient justification, when the inter
ests of the community are involved au l
personal malice is not shown.
Holds Up Another Federal Appoint
ment Expects to Be in Har
ness Again Soon.
Roiorts from St. Augustine, Fla.,
where Senator Cullom is sojourning
for the benefit of his health, indicate
that the Illinois member of the upper
house will be back in Washington
about the middle of next month. Pos
sibly then there will be developments
in the local postoffice situation. Fur
ther confirmation of the report that the
senator has been holding "up federal
appointments in Illinois comes in a
Washington dispatch which states that
he has secured a postponement of the
confirmation of George E. Anderson, of
Springfield, as consul general of the
I'nited States at Rio Janeiro. Brazil.
The president and Secretary Root
desire the removal of Eugene Seeger,
of Chicago, the present incumbent, on
account of his relations with his
Cullom favors Seeger's retention and
has succeeded in blocking the appoint
ment of Anderson in the senate committee.
H. O. ROLFS' TEST.
Sold Hyomei for Years and Knows It
Wil Cure Catarrh.
II. O. Rolfs has given Hyomei a
most thorough and remarkable test.
For a long' time he has offered to re
fund the money to any purchaser of
Hyomei. if it failed to benefit.
The remedy has made so many
cures among his customers that he
has urged its use in the most chronic
cases of catarrh.
Breathed for a few minutes four
times a day. through the inhaler that
comes with every outfit, it soothes
the irritated mucous membrane of the
nose, throat and lungs, kills the ca
tarrhal germs, and restores complete
health. It's healing, anti-complete
The complete Hyomei outfit costs
only $1, and consists of an inhaler that
can be carried in the pocket or purse,
and will last a lifetime, a medicine
dropper, and a bottle of Hyomei. If
thi is not sufficient for a complete
cure, additional bottles of Hyomei can
be obtained for 50 cents.
Compare fhis small expense with
the fees charged by specialists, and
remember, too. if Hyomei does not
cure. H. O. Rolfs, of the Harper House
pharmacy, wil return your money.
Don't lei the children suffer
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215 Pearl Street, Nw York.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE IRON HAND.
The circle of the Iron Iland was com
posed of a few rascals who Induced
persons to Join them supposing them to
be mhilbsts, then blackmailing their
dupes under threats of exposure. Tna
biggest villain of the lot was Fetro-
vicb Vronsky, who was also a member
of the secret police. Finding It to his
interest to ruin young Ivan Tornovich,
he induced bini to Join the circle, sent
him out loaded with revolutionary doc
uments and had him arrested.
Not long after this Vronsky was sit
ting in his office one morning when a
young girl entered and asked if she
might have a private Interview with
him. Vronsky gladly listened to her,
and she informed him that under a cer
tain viaduct over which ran the rail
road from St. Petersburg to Moscow a
party of nihilists bad stored explosives.
which were to be fired when the czar
made his next passage over the road.
Vronsky, inm-h pleased at the pros
pect of saving the life of the czar and
the preferment sure to follow, eagerly
listened to all the girl had to say. When
she had finished he said to her:
"But you have not told me where the
viaduct Is located."
"I will show you."
Very well. Come on."
"But do you not care to trap the con
"Then wait till the czar is about to
pass the plae.''
Vrousky made every effort to get all
the necessary Information from the girl
so that he could proceed without her,
but she was immovable, and he was
obliged to be content. A few weeks
later he sent her word that the czar
would go to Moscow the next day aud
directed her to come to his office. The
girl Fedia Pavlovna she called herself
appeared promptly, but when Vron
sky proposed 1o take n party of the io
lice with him she refused to do her part
unless he would go alone, giving as a
reason that lie. wouM find 110 one but a
Ioy of fifteen who was to ignite the ex
plosive. Vronsky, pleased with the idea
of gaining all the credit for himself.
Fedia led him to the outskirts of the
city, where, tied to a post, was nthorse
harnessed to a tarantass. Directing
Vronsky to get Into the tarantass, she
unhitched the horse and drove into the
country. She soon complained that
the rays of the sun on the white snow
hurt her eyes, and when Vronsky told
her that she should have a hat with a
brim to shade them she told him that
If he were gallant he would lend her
his own hat. As he did not respond
she playfully tried to take it off his
head and put It on her own. This led
to a scramble, during which Fedia got
possession of the hat ttnd dropped it in
the road. Passing the reins to Vron
sky, she ran back for it, and while bis
back was turned she slipped n paper
into the lining.
"Come," said Vronsky. "we must stop
this fooling. The czar's train is due in
thirty minutes. How far have we to
"Only a short distance."
But Vronsky began to be worried.
Supiose be should not reach the place
in time. He had permitted the czar to
incur this risk that he might gain a
larger reward. He should have pre
vented his majesty from going. But
in that case there would be no great
service, as the czar was warned con
stantly and Vronsky would not trap
the conspirators. What Vronsky wish
ed to do was to flag the train, and
when his majesty had alighted he
would show him the preparations laid
for bis destruction. He even had a
red silk handkerchief Un bis pocket for
"Drive faster," said 'Vronsky.
"Why so 7 Do you wish to spoil all
by arriving before the boy who is to
fire the dynamite?"
"We can take him as he comes up."
"Ieave It to me," said Fedia. "Am I
not Interested In our success? Have 1
not planned it all?"
"Yes. You are a very bright girl."
Fedia kept asking the time and ar
ranged their arrival so that when they
drove up to the "viaduct they heard the
"Jump out quick," 6he said, "and
seize the boy. I will flag the train."
"Here, take this handkerchief."
Vronsky ran under the viaduct, and
Fedia climbed up out to the track and
waved. The train came to a stop, and
the minister of police, who accompanied
the czar, alighted in great excitement.
"What is the matter?"
"There Is a man under the viaduct
intending to blow up his majesty."
Guards were sent below, but they
found no one except Vronsky, .who was
climbing the embankment.
"That's the man," said Fedia.
"You little villain! What do you
mean? Gentlemen, I am Petrovlch
Vronsky of the police,"
"And a member of the circle of the
Iron Hand," said Fedia.
"Search him," said the minister.
Vronsky was searched, and in the
lining of his hat was found a certificate
of his membership of the Iron Hand.
The viaduct was examined and twenty
pounds of dynamite found concealed
under one of the girders.
"Bring the girl before me, said the
XittleAgirl. he said, "bow can I re
ward you for saving my life?"
"By releasing my brother, Ivan Tor
novich, who has been sacrificed by the
circle of the Iron Hand."
This was not all that Ivan's sister
gained by her exploit. She was taken
Into service In the Winter palace,, and
her brother was eventually given a
commission in, the army, where he
served the czar faithfully. Vronsky
spent the rest of his life in Siberia. - j
MARY V. WHITNEY. ,
Keokuk. Sac and Fox war chiefran,
Are the men. red or white, wluixe deeds
shine as yours do.
From a background of bloodshed and
Keokuk (he who has been everywhere; .
Prophetically named: may it be.
That how In your hunting grounds, tree
from ail care. '
You still find new wonders to see!
Keokuk, peacemaker: patient you toil
ed. Meeting reproach with a smile.
To atone for the homes maddened
Black Hawk despoiled.
Vainly striving to guide him th;
Keokuk, statesman most eloqurnt;
When Black Hawk's wild si niggles
Your honey-tongued words moved the
hearts of just men
To grnnt him his freedom once more.
Keokuk, firmest of friends; never
Were extended for what you had
But the Sac chief, so-called, for he rose
from the ranks
Of braves, sat and sulked in the sun.
Keokuk; yours is a monument groat
And more lasting than marbles of
Tis a city built high on the bluffs of
Your memorial therr is well told.
MARY B. DURHAM.
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court. Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding:
Probate. Estate of Sarah B. Cobb.
Annual report, of administrator and
trustee for the year ending Dec. 31,
1905. filed and approved.
In re guardianship of Mary Weide
man. Request by said Mary Weide
nian. a minor, over 14 years of age. for
the appointment of Adolph Weideman
(father) as her guardian. Petition of
Adolph Weideman for letters of guar
dianship filed. Oath taken and filed.
Bond fixed at $1,100.
Estate of John Tindall. Final re
port showing that sole surviving execu
tor has fully completed the administra
tion of said estate. Executor dis
charged and estate closed.
Estate of Henry Schroeder. Proof of
death filed. Will presented for pro
bate. Petition for probate of will filed.
Hearing on petition for probate of will
set for Feb. 21. 190fi, at 9 o'clock a. m.
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
.lochim Stuhr. Annual report of guar
dian filed and approved.
In re guardianship of minor heirs
of Lucinda M. D. Raisch. Guardian's
Inventory filed and approved.
Sale o' White.
Great Saleswomen's Coats
COATS WORTH TO $17.50. $5: COATS WORTH TO $35. $12
OU wonder at such radical price reductions. The urgence of a
quick, thorough clearance of women's winter coats necessitates
0 such forceful measures. Not a winter garment shall remain, not
one coat from our entire stock is reserved from this tremendous
cut. And understand, it is not the make nor the materials that
make these prices it is solely the pressure of clearing.
Empire and loose-fitting styles, in 45 to 50 inch
lengths; made of cheviots, kerseys and fancy mix
tures, in castor, brown, blue and black. Coats thai
were critically selected, nor only for the excellence
of materials, but the splendid fitting qualities. In
cluded at. this price are a number of very fine rain
coats. This assortment is composed of
coats that wee $12.50, $15 and
$17.50. Your choice now
The fashionable Empire and loose-fitting garments,
in 45, 48 and 50 Inch lengths. The cloths are rich,
stylish kerseys, cheviots, coverts and fancy mixtures,
in black, brown, blue and castor. Garments that
have been much favored by women of taste because
or the individuality and excluslveness of styles Col
lected at this price are coats that for
merly sold at $22.50. $25, $:;o and
$35. Your choice now
Surprising Values in Children's Coats.
LOT 1 Braid trimmed coats of red,
blue and brown flannels, for chil
dren 4 to 0 years of age; formerly
sold at $2.75. $.1.50 and $4; gather
ed into one lot and qq
LOT 2 Children's coats of zibe
lines, cheviots and novelty cloths, in
brown and blue; 6 to 14 year sizes;
formerly $5, $5.95 and
$G.50; now, your choice
LOT 3 Coats in full length, and
overcoat styles, made of fine chin
chilla, heavy worsteds, kerseys,
montagnacs and mixtures, for C to
14 year old children; formerly
$8.95, $12.50 and $15; tr- fr
your choice now pOtUU
Real Estate Transfers. Magdalena
Raisch to William Raisch, tract in ne
se sec. (5, 17. lw. $1.
Charles H. Pope to Bernard Schnei
der, lot 23. block 1S8. East Moline.
Jackson & Babcock to Anton E.
Johnson, lot 5. block 1 Third Wheelok
Fifteenth street add., Moline. $350.
E. H. Stafford to George Herbst.
lot 4. block 5, Town of Silvis, $250.
Mary T. Kemp to Fred H. Peters,
lot 23. block 7. Town of Silvis. $1,100.
Henry Rohwer to Paul 11. Lorenz,
Come See TKe Crucifixion"
The magnificant painting, by Franz A. Lundahl. It is ranked among the great masterpieces of the
world. Its silent, soul-stir.'ing, pathetic sermon has moved the hearts of thousands. No verbal sermon
can equal the quiet, beautiful, awful appeal of this pictured agony of the world's Saviour.
This painting cost $75,000, and is the property of E. M. Thalls, Boston. At
the expense of thousands of dollars it is being carried over the country to
share its matchless beauties with the public.
We have arranged for th; showing of this masterpiece on our third floor during the next two weeks.
Admission is entirely free to our patrons, but to prevent undue liberties being taken by unappreciative
persons, entrance to the special show room can be had only by tickets which will be presented with
every purchase, small or large.
part lot 11. block 2. William II. Ell
wards' add., Moline, $2,500.
Elmer E. Johnson to llfnry Swart
niont. Str. sec. 31. 10, ., $2,400.
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
mation 'phone or call at any C, M. &
St. P. office.
The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
'rain , service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-cities, sleeping car
reservations made to any point desir
ed. For further information 'phone any
of their offices.
One-Way Second Class Colonist Rates
to the West and Southwest.
Via the C, M. & St. P. railway.
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 10 and Feb. 6
fnd 20. 1906.
Low Rates West and Southwest.
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
way. On Tuesdays. Feb. fi and 20. great
ly reduced rates will be made to many
points west and southwest account
special homeseekers' excursions. Tick
ets are limited to 21 days from date r
sale. Liberal stop-overs allowed. Afk
nearest agent of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway for further in
formation or write today to F. A. Mil
ler. General Passenger agent. Chicago.
Special Homeseekers' Excursions tc
the West and Southwest.
Via the C, M. & St. P. railway.
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 1C and Feb. C
and 20, 190C.
All the news all the time THE
A NEW TMING
If you are thinking about getting a new
Dresser, come and see our immense line
of Empress Dressers. We have them
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eye Maple, and other woods, and at
prices to please you. Come and see
, (DLELMABJN & SALZMANN
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.