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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 190C.
Published DtUly and Weekly at 1624
con 6 avenue. Roc It Island. 111. En
tared at thm poatofflca aa cond-claaa
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cent per week.
!Wk)y. $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
ttava real name attached for publica
tion. Ho such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence Halted from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, April 7, 19C6.
The people of the state without re
gard to politics want a primary elec
tion law and they expect the legisla
ture to give it to them In legal form
The country will continue to remain
of the opinion that the Pennsylvania
railroad never allows itself to slip a
cog when it comes to selecting a United
States senator from Pennsylvania.
A long coal strike might do won
ders in making David B. Hill and his
plank for public ownership of coal
mines popular again. It was the coa
mine proposal that started David R
down the slopes.
One of the labor members of the
British hoH.se of commons supports a
wife and four children on $12.50 r
week. The average American con
greseman will be disgusted on learning
that the poor fellow doesn't get any
mileage allowance either.
We are told that the administration
may Lave to lie down in its prosecu
tion of trusts because of the decision
turned in by Judge J. Otis Humphrey
in i he beef packers case. Not unless
Judge Humphrey was right in his in
tcrpretation of the law. and right here
is a little question that should be tried
Trade purchased at the cannon's
mouth is dear trade. It costs the
United States $12J,OuO.0OO a year to
retain that purchased by the Spanish
American war. and really it in nol
worth as much as the trade of half of
the fresh population added to our coun
try every year by natural increase and
The Lake-to-Gulf deep water way
association just organized in Vah
ingtnn will hold its first annual con
vention in St. Louis. Nov. 15 to 10 next.
Its first object i3 to work for a 14-foot
channel between St. Louis and the
lakes by way of the Mississippi and
Illinois rivers, an improvement whose
cost is estimated at $31,000,000. It is
comparatively a small amount when
the vast importance of such a highway
of commerce is considered.
Some Glances at Congress.
Former Senator Mason, of Illinois,
to reported as declaring that the United
States senate is a confidence game.
A present member of the senate is
quoted in a former congressman's
speech as having said: "It is so rotten
in Washington that when the roll is
called in congress I don't know wheth
er to say 'present" or 'not guilty.' "
A lieutenant governor of Illinois re
marked a year ago that "a congress
man in Washington is like a boy in a
torn shirt and half a pair of suspend
ers looking through a knothole at p
According to the Hon. "Big Tim"
Sullivan, a member of the house at
Washington is "something that they
hitch horses to."
In his autobiography, and referring
to his experience in the session of
1783-4, Thomas Jefferson wrete of the
remissness of the national lawmakers
and said: "If the present congress errs
in too much talking, how can it be oth
erwise in a body to which the people
send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to
question everything, yield nothing and
talk by the hour?"
Vh Chtne Awskrnlnf.
Mr. Bryan's story of the awakening
of China is confirmed In one detail, at
least, by a bulletin just issued from
the department of commerce:
"According to Consul Haynes of
Nanking." says the bulletin, "that an
cient capital of China is waking up.
The viceroy is enlarging the native
hospital, for which he has engaged an
English medical director. A native
mint with costly buildings will soon be
"The 700 city policemen have been
reorganized and equipped on the Jap
"Bridges are being renewed, more
macadamized roads built, the govern
ment's normal school Is to be greatly
enlarged, and water works are In pros
Other consular reports have told of
similar stirrings in other parts of the
flowery J--'f1onv though they have not
spoken of the political and social re
forms which Mr. Bryan so interesting
China seems to be learning at last
that the world has progressed while
she lay dormant In the lethargy of tho
ages. Her awakening will be-the won
der of the 20th century If It brings to
hn nnrthlnir lilo itlO rhailffCS that
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Oall for County Convention of the Dem
The county central committee of the
democratic party of Rock Island coun
ty, state of Illinois, hereby issues a
call for a convention of said demo
cratic party, to be held on Thursday,
the third day of May, 1SJ0C, at the Rock
Island house, in Kock- Island, in said
county of Hock IsIaAd, state of Illinois,
convening at 1 o'clock, for the pur
pose of nominating "candidates for the
United States senator.
One representative in congress for
the Fourteenth congressional district.
One senator for the Thirty-third sen
Three representatives for the Thirty-third
One county judge.
One county elerk.
One county treasurer.
One superintendent of schools
The convention shall be composed of
90 delegates. ' Primary districts are
entitled to delegates as follows:
First ward, first proelnot .... 1
Flrnt.vrard. second precinct... 2
Second ward, first precinct.... 1
Second wanl, second precinct. 2
Third ward, first precinct 1
Third ward, second precinct... 2
Third ward, third precinct.... 3
Fourth ward, first precinct... 1
Fourth ward, sveond precinct. 2
Fifth ward, first precinct 1
Fifth ward, second precinct... 2
sixth ward, first precinct
Slxrh ward. scond precinct...
Seventh ward, first precinct...
Seventh ward, second precinct.
Seventh ward, third precinct..
First ward, first precinct 1
First ward, second precinct... 2
Seconil ward, first precinct ... 1
Second ward, second precinct.. 2
Third ward, first precinct .... 1
Tiiird ward, second precinct.. 2
Fourth ward, first precinct.... 1
Fourth Ward. amuiul precinct
Fifth ward, first precinct ...
Fifth ward, second precinct.
Sixth ward, first nj-fccinct ...
Sixth ward, second prweinct . . .
Seventh ward, nrut precinct
. . 1
Seventh ward, second precinct
Kdg-ingtoii. first precinct
KdtiiKton. second precinct....
Hampton, first prcinct
Hampton, second precinct ....
Hampton, third precinct
South Moline. first precinct...
South Moline. second precinct.
South Kock Island
Nominations for county candidates
at tho primary election shall be by
JOHN P. SEXTON.
Attest: George P. Stauduhar, Sec.
Dated at Rock Island, 111., this 29th
day of March. 190C.
Assize trumpeters, like men of other
callings, have their records, of which
they have pood reason to be proud.
Tho most famous of them, says the
Liverpool Post, has probably been Har
ry Rowe of Nottingham. Iiowe was
boru in 174 and was for a time trum
peter in the Duke of . Kingston's light
horse, in which capacity he took part
in the tight at Cullodon. After his
military service was. over Iiowe set
tled In York and had the good fortune
to be cboseu as trumpeter to the hifli
sheriff of that county, iu which eilice
he served fer forty years. When he
died, in 1J, the following was his
epitaph: "Iiere lies the body of Harry
Rowe, who for the space of forty years
held thu trice of chief trumpeter to
the high sheriffs of Yorkshire. During
his whole lifetime he was never kuowu
to give a Mast that. tended to the dis
honor of his khig and his country, his
favorite airs being God Save the King'
and 'Rule, Britannia.' "
France Has Powers' Support.
In her trouble with Venezuela
Franc has sufficient ground" to Justify
her conviction that there will be nc
opposition from the other nations hav
ing claims against that country, in
fact, Great Britain, Italy and Germany
have already so assured her. When
you select a medicine for any stomach,
liver, bowel or kidney disorder you
want the one that offers the best as
surance of being afcle to cure. Ihen
you want Hostetter's Stomach Bitters,
and as proof of its merit we refer with
pride to the thousands of persons it has
already cured during its 53 years' ex
perience. Try a bottle this spring and
see for yourself that it prevents and
cures spring fever, grip, colds, dyspep
sia, indigestion, costiveness, kidney
troubles, female ills and malaria.
Weal pong cpren
who have trouble la fretting
about, will be strengthened if you
rnb the little backs and legs once
or twice a day with
Anchor Pain Expeller
A great bnrden is lifted from
mother's mind when this stood
old remedy makes their children
lively and strong. Don't be de
ceived by counterfeits. The
anchor, our trade mark, is on
every bottle of the genuine.
Sold by all druggists, 25, acd
F. AD. RICHTER A. CO.
215 Pearl Street, New Yerk.
DAILY SHORT STORY
HOW A STATESMAN WAS
One spring morning when the buds
were opening Howard Lane, a young
New Yorker, lert his room on Central
Park West and entering the park
sfr-.'.d along the Mall smoking a
cigarette. Presently he looked up at a
man passing him and saw that he was
the very counterpart of himself. Each
stopped and stared at the other.
'You're myself, only better looking."
"Permit me to return the compli
ment." "You must be a near blood relation
of mine. What is your name?"
"Speucer Raymond Spencer. And
"Iftward Lane. Come; let us sit
down on one of the benches and com
pare lwtes. I don't remember any
"Nor I any Lanes."
The two passed an hour together,
each now and again looking up at the
other in wonder, almost fancying he
had a mirror before ban. But. while
they were identical in face and figure,
they soon noticed that they. were very
unlike in disposition. Lane was philo
sophical, analytical, critical, cynical
iudeed, everything that nU iu al
but he wa a man of intellectual vigor.
Spencer was an optimist and very
shallow. lie was on his 'way from
San Francisco to Europe.
"I have an idea,", said Lane.
"How does it feel?"
"You are a strauger to me, but you
are a gentleman. I'm going to take
you into my confidence. I'm in love.1
"Por fellow. Is it more bother than
having an idea?"
"I have been unsuccessful with the
lady. Shu likus me. but says I'm too
'dead and alive' for a life companion
"Why not turn her oyer to me?"
"That's lust what I'm thinking of.
I'd liUe to try your effect on her."
A bargain was made, and when the
two left the park they went to Lane's
rooms, where Spencer was put in tem
porary possession of the owner's ward
robe. That evening Mr. fcpencer ap
peared at the residence of Miss Mar
garet Thorne and sent up Mr. Lane's
card. Miss Thorne came down with a
settled purpose. That purpose was to
give her lover his final quietus.
"I liave been thinking over the mat
ter between us." she said, "and have
come to the conclusion that I am
wrong in permitting yon to hope. A
man who has reasoned himself Into
the belief that 'life is but an empty
area in I could not be nappy wnn.
will never be yoia-s."
The man grasped the back of a chair
for support and brushed back his hair
"Too late! ' he exclaimed in the tone
of one for whom the bottom bad drop
ped out of bis life.
"Have you a coldV?" asked Miss
Thorne, surprised, especially at the
tone of his voice, which was deeper
than usual. She was still more sur
prised when her lover rushed toward
her and, seizing her hand, poured
forth an Impassioned appeal.
"Until our last meeting." be said.
did not realize that you were right and
I was wrong. Life is not an empty
Ldroam, and you have made mo see it.
f'Life is real, life is earnest.' I had re-.
solved to throw off the depressing phi
losophy by which I' have beeu bewitch
ed. I had set a goal under your In
spiration determined to do or die. We
ieed our gentlemen in political affairs
I had resolved to enter upon a career
whhii, beginning with the state legis
lature, might end in the White House.
But, nJas, without you I am powerless.
nerveless. I shall go abroad and sink
away Into a degenerate globe rotter.'
Miss Thorne looked at her lover In
"What has come over you?" she
"Your influence. It has had its effect
at last. And why not? It is the prod
uct of love. Spurred on by your ap
proval, I could conquer a universe,
Do not cast me off. I know I am un
worthy of you: that I am not fit to
toueb my lips to the fair hand I hold
But spurred on by your love"
He broke down, bowed his head and
"Mr. Lane noward. I cannot un
derstand this sudden change. Do you
mean all you say?"
"I swear it"
Looking up, he saw a puzzled, unde
cided look on her face. Rising, he
clasped her In his arms, and, while she
turned away her face, she did not
struggle to be reloased. In three min
utes ten since he entered she had
promised to be his wife. '
The next morning the two counter
parts sat in Lane's room. Spencer was
smoking; Lace was reading a note
from Miss Thorne. It was to say that
a previous engagement prevented her
seeing him till the next evening. "1
cannot reajlze my happiness," she add
ed, "In the love of a man of your abil
ity Inspired by that love for me. I
predict a great career for you."
Spencer had enacted to his counter
part the scene between himself and
Miss Thorne, and Lane asked him to
enact it again and again. Then Spen
cer personated the lady, and Lane en
acted the lover's part himself. Thus
coached, he felt quite able to carry on
the work his double had so ausnicious-
ly commenced. Convinced that to le
a philosophic dreamer would cost him
the girl he loved and to be un and do
ing la the better part for every man. he
was thoroughly alive to carrying out
tne programme as Spencer had pic
tured it. He has already reached a
conspicuous position In the government
of his state. As to reaching the White
House, that remains to le determined.
'IMIIS beautiful addition, cen
trally located, near A.ii?us
tana Colleg one block firom
the Red, Blue and Elm street
car lines, liitfti, with, a splendid
view of the Island, and pure air.
is destined to be tlvj choicest
residenoe part of tin city. Side
walks will be built as soon as
the weather will permit.
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bv which Seventh avenue will be
paved with asphalt during the coming
summer. An examination of thef-e lots will
convince you of their valuo, find desira
bility. Buy early while you have the
opportunity of making a selection, b -fore
and upwards. Terms easy, deferred pay
ments 'at G per cent interest.
To Whom it May Concern:
Know ye that the Tri-City Transfer
& Fuel company, a corporation organ
ized and existing under and by virtue
of the laws of the state of Illinois, and
having its principal office in the city
of Rock Island, Rock Island county,
Illinois, has, pursuant to the provisions
of the statute of said state of Illinois
governing the same, by the vote of
its stockholders, increased its capital
stock from fifteen thousand dollars to
fifty thousand dollars, and the number
of members of its board of directors
from three to five in number; that it
has caused the certificate required by
said statute to be filed in the office of
the secretary of said state of Illinois,
and in the office of the recorder ot
deeds of said county of Rock Island,
to be duly filed in each of said offices,
so tnat said cnanges nave been duly
Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, this
Cist day of March A. D., 1906.
TRI-CITY TRANSFER & FUEL
By II. D. MACK, its president.
Attest: ROBERT J. FULLERTON,
Is the Moon Inhabited?
Science has proven that the
has an atmosphere, which makes life
In some form possible on that satel
lite; but not for human beings, who
have a hard enough time on this earth
of ours; especially those who don't
know that Electric Bitters cure head
acne, biliousness, malaria, chills and
fever, Jaundice, dyspepsia, dizziness.
torpid liver, kidney complaints, gen
eral debility and female weaknesses
Unequaled as a general tonic and ap
petiaer for weak persons and especial
ly for the aged. It indnces sound
sleep, Fully guaranteed by Hartz &
Ullemeyer, druggists. Price, only 50
Rheumatism Cured In a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism :and
neuralgia radJeally cures in 1 to 2
days. Its action on the system is re
markable and mysterious. It removes
at once the cause and the disease im
mediately disappears. The first dose
greatly benefits. 75c and II. Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second avenue
Rock Island; Gustavo 8chlegel & Son
220 West Second street. Davenport
A lazy liver makes a lazy man. Bur
dock Blood Bitters Is .the natural, ncv-
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ISLRND VIEW HEIGHTS.
have been completed
MAR.K H. PATTEN
30J Twentieth Street
ABOUT. THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court, Judge E.
B. Parmenter presiding.
In re . adoption of Catherine Mary
Stafford by Katserine Yaeger, a widow.
It appears -the mother of said child is
dead. Consent of father filed. Child
being under 14 ycar of age. Petition
for adoption by Katherine Yaeger, a
widow, and grandmother of said child,
and a resident of Illinois, filed. Hear
ing and order of adoption.
Estate of James V. Atkinson. Peti
tion for postponement of determina
tion of the state inheritance tax filed.
. Estate of Aura Schieberl. Petition
by Anton Schieberl for letters testa
mentary filed. Petition granted. Oath
taken and filed. Individual bond of
said Anton Schieberl. as such executor
filed and approved, security thereon be
ing waived in and by said will and let
ters testamentary issued to him. In
ventory filed and approved.
Estate of Jane Jamieson. Proof of
notice to heirs of filing and time of
hearing on final report and settlement
filed. Hearing on said final report and
settlement and same approved.
Estate of William L. Lambertson
Proof of publishing and posting notice
to creditors filed.
IN THE SUBURBS.
liamlet, April 7. The farmers are
improving the roads in this neighbor
hood by the use of the split log drag
Miss Ella De Borde was a Rock Is
land visitor Wednesday. Miss Edith
Reaber acted as telephone operator
for the day.
Miss Barbara Hartman returned
home Saturday after spending a week
with relatives in Aledo.
Rev. and Mrs. Tidball entertained a
number of friends Thursday night of
last week in honor of Misses Florence
and Alice Solor of Davenport.
At the election Tuesday Frank Viek
ers was elected town clerk; J. L. Lem
on, assessor; Frank Farrar, collector;
John Brennan, commissioner of high
ways, and W. S. Dutcher for school
Misses Florence and Alice Solor re
turned to their home in Davenport Sat
.irday after visiting several days at the
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panied them home.
Hiram Cooper, O. N. Philllpa and
"William Cook, shipped catle to Chica
go Tvesday. Messrs. Phillips and
Cook went with the shipment.
SLICK SWINDLER ARRESTED
Man Who Worked Land Game Believed
. to Have Been Captured.
A man believed to be John Hoover,
the forger for whose capture a reward
of 500 has been offered by northern
Illinois towns. Is under arrest at Asto
THIS STORE CARRIES THE LARGEST LINE OF SEEDS IN THE
CITY WHICH WE GUARANTEE TO BE TRUE TO NAME AND
HIGH QUALITY. FOR THIS WEEK ONLY WE HAVE PUT ON A
NUMBER OF GOOD VALUES, AND IT WILL PAY YOU TO BUY
YOUR SEEDS AT THIS STORE THIRD FLOOR.
Onion sets, per quart S?$
Package seed, 2c and
, . , $
Champion of England peas, 6
White marrow fat, quart..
Dahlia bulb, each 5
WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS OF BULK SEED.
1723-1725-1727 Second Ave.. Roc'f Ts'anrf.
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ria. N. D. Hoover la tlmght by the
officers to be 110 other than John Lung
er, the swindler who victimized CTintort
county men on a bogus land daal a few
years ago. Hoover defrauded a Rock
ford man out of $2,500 in the same
manner that the Clinton county deal
was accomplished. His description an
swered to that oi Lunger and it Is be
lieved tlie same man did both Jobs.
Sick headache results from a de
rangement of the stomach and is cured
by Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. Sold by all leading druggists.
Tube rosee, dnz., 20c and..;0
Caladium or elephant ears.
each 10c and 5
Tree r0968. eacQ 75
Hydrangea, ea eh 35
Clematis, each B5
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