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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAV 2, ll)OG
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Wednesday, May 2, 1906.
!er out your rooting clothes the base
ball season opens tomorrow.
The people of Russia ore now crying
bread or blood?" The grand dukes
can't understand why the people are
nor more conservative.
Walter Wellman has started for the
north iKle via Europe and will proba
bly come back by any old route the
rescuers choose to take.
Will Senator Aldrich consent to let
ihe tariff bars down for a year in favor
of San Francisco or will he consider i:
a too dangerous precedent?
The dives must go. The police have
apparently made up their minds to
heed the council's admonition and
that is all that is necessary.
St. I-ouis Republic: The republicans
of Illinois cannot possibly be as or
nery as those of Missouri, but the pro
ceedings at Springfield indicate that
fhey are doing their best to be as on-t-ry
as they can.
If congress should decide to let in
free of duty all building materials in
tended for San Francisco, what a
shocking confession it would be that
the tariff is a tax and that the home
consumer pays it.
While ex-Governor Yates is appeal
ing to the sentiment of hostility
to political bossism and machine meth
ods in politics, his ally. Governor Den
fen, is showing his hand as a tolerab
lv srrenuous boss, himself.
The democrats will not only follow
but lead if the republicans in the gen
eral assembly indicate a desire for
primary law which provides for the
nomination of all candidates by direct
pluralitv vote, without requiring the
mechanism of conventions or the ma
nipulation of slatemakers.
Baltimore News: In reading of the
tens of thousands of immigrants pour
ing almost daily into the country one
should bear in mind that the demand
for labor is also great and intense.
is estimated that 200.000 laborers are
urgently needed now in Texas. Bu
the trouble with immigration is tha
so much of if goes into cities where it
is not wanted and so little of it into
the country where it is wanted.
All lovers of Dickens will be inter
cstecl to learn that the original of Lit
tie Dorris is still alive. She is Mrs
Cooper, the sister of Dickens school
chum and his playmate in the days
when she was Mary Ann Milton. Sh
has Lved for more tnan half a ce;i
tury in the south of England, and
though now more than !0 years of
age. she still retains full possession
of all her faculties.
S. Tamura. a Japanese writer of dis
tinction, will soon enter DePauw uni
versify, at Greencastle, Ind. He has
published seven books, and expects to
support himself in college by writing
short stories. He seems to have
struck the literary center all right. In
diana is the fount from which the chief
literary blessings flow and the output
of the average Indiana writer wil
make Tamura's seven books look very
Prophets of 1'vll.
Wherever there is carrion there is
a buzzard. Now that one of the chiel
cities of the land has been desolated
by earthquake and fire the air is full
of prediction of imminent disaster
On every corner there is a Jeremiah.
Vaporings of the prophetic sense,
adds the Chicago Dispatch, are not
uncommon on great occasions. Medi
cine men do a large business when
calamity stagnates the blood and when
pestlience fevers the brain. Prophecy
and fakirism flourish at such times,
, Because prophets and fakirs must make
hay while the sun shines.
As a matter of fact, timid people
Iiave no reason to be alarmed, though
San Francisco's destruction Is enough
to make even the sanest of us dream
bad dreams. Prophets and fakirs have
fed upon fears and credulity of
mankind since the beginning of time,
but tae world is still revolving regu-
larlv u noii its axis.
Amid all this learned and unlearned!
talk about volcanoes? and earthquakes,!
one fact stands out like a sore thumb"
neither the wise men nor the fools'
and fakirs know anything at all about
the causes of such phenomena. They
have their fancies and guesses, and
nothing more. Of certain knowledge
or inspiration they have not a frag
ment. Some day the earth may fly the
track, or a stray comet may hit us bs
low the equator, but of these things
neither science nor soothsayer has any
advance notice. They belong to the
'realm of the unknowable and unguess
able. Sensible folk will pay no attention
to the prophets of evil. All vultures
do not have wings, nor do all hyenas
have four legs.
Safety m Well as Comfort In Open
To the people of San Francisco pub
lic parks have assumed a new value
during the last week. They have
proved a place of refuge, of succor, of
safety. In the open spaces in and
about the stricken city thousands have
pitched their tents or slept on the
grass and under the trees: there they
have been fed and clothed, where
flames could not harm them nor earth
quakes tumble buildings about them.
Parks generally are looked upon as
pleasure grounds, as places of recrea
tion and comfort, and this is what they
were originally intended for: but when
fire sweeps through the thickly settled
parts of a city or some other disaster
drives residents fromtheir homes, the
hurrying, half-crazed throngs make in
stinctively for the parks because they
know that there lies safety.
In the rebuilding of San Francisco
the people may think of this and make
preparations for small parks where be
fore every foot of space was covered
with buildings. There could be no bet
ter insurance against such widespread
fires as that of the last week than
plenty of small parks, as says the Chi
cago Kvening I'ost. i nest; not only
would stay the spread of the flames
but they would add to the places of
refuge for the people in time of sore
But it is not San Francisco alon
that has learned in the dear school o
experience how valuable parks may Ik
when buildings are falling and burn
ing. Every city in the land should
have learned this simply by observing
the experience of San Francisco.
AN APPEAL TO WIVES.
Cure the Drinking Husband by Using
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No more terrible affliction can come
to any home than the craving of bus
band and father for strong drink. W
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The patient simply takes Orrine N
or the secret remedy. Orrine No. 1
which is in powder form, and as it i
perfectly colorless, tasteless and odor
less, can be given in food or ririnl
without the knowledge of the use'
The price of either form is $1. The
craving for strong drink will be de
stroyed: in fact, the drink will not be
missed when Orrine is used.
Orrine is sold under a positive guar
antee that it will cure the drink habt
it directions are followed. In every
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if Orrine fails to effect a cure. You
run no risk whatever in using thi
remedy. There is no loss of time o
absence trom home or business, n
sanitarium treatment. In fact. Orrine
strengthens the nerves and restores
general good health while curing the
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Wives, save the happiness and pro
perity of your home with Orrine.
Orrine is for sale by Harper house
The (urnr f Mi If I l-tiei.
Whether shiftl"ssness is a vice that
Is incurable of a habit that can be
overcome, it is anyhow a condition that
perplexes and irritates relieving otfl
cials. Shift lessiiess is paying ones
last o cents for a circus ticket without
learning where tomorrow's breakfast
is coming from. It is a refusal to re
pair the leak in the rf when the sun
shines. It is killing the goose that lays
the golden eggs. It takes no thought of
the morrow. It never lays up anything
for a rainy day.' It always ignores op
portunities. It prefers to rely on neigh
borhood bounty to bustling for itself.
It won't work, except under the pres
sure of necessity. It never gets ahead,
A DIMPLE MAKER.
Find a child with dimples
and chubby arms and legs
and you find a healthy child.
Find one with drawn face
and poor, thin body and you
see one that needs Scott's
Emulsion. Your doctor will
no doubt tell you the child is
fat-starved its food is not
Nothing helps these thin.
pale children like Scott's
Emulsion. It contains the
very element of fat they need.
It supplies them with a per
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A COSTLY INTERVIEW.
When I went on a trip to the east I
remembered only one person I might
meet there whom I bail ever known
before. That was Mehinet Pasha, who
bad been attached, to the Turkish lega
tion at Washington. Mebniet was In
Constantinople, and there I met bim
I Lad entertained bim in America and
was received by bim with open arms in
Turkey. He made ine familiar with
what 1 could do in that peculiar couu
try aud what I could not do. He told
me that Constantinople was full of
women who secretly rebelled against
the tyrannical method of their lives.
Some of them wer very reckless, and
even the frightful punishment if caught
could not deter them from a natural
desire for the society of the opposite
His warning should have beeu suf
ficient, but it was not. I bad not leen
in Constantinople twelve hours when
I passed a woman in the street borne
ou a litter who partly uncovered ber
face and smiled at uie. Being human.
I returned the smile. Not only that;
I turned and followed the litter. The
woman looked back, notwithstanding
that the man who lore the rear of the
burden saw what she did. However
be did not apparently pay any at ten
tion. keeping bis face steadily to the
front. I followed them to a park,
where the litter was set down, and the
rear bearer came to nieand pronounced
the name of a certain bridge and the
words .) o'l lmk." I fancy this was
all the English he knew. Then be re
turned to bis post, the litter went ou.
and I turned in the opposite direction.
Now. I had not the slightest lnteu-
tion of keeping an appointment, but I
kept thinking of that smile and a pair
of black eyes all day, and when even
ing came concluded to stroll to the
bridge to see what would happen. I
was leaning over the rail, looking at
the water, when 1 felt a tap on my
shoulder a;id. turning, saw the litter
bearer walking nway from me. Im
pelled to follow the adventure farther,
I started after bim, keeping bim in
sight till be stopped at a rear door to
a heavily walled garden. By this time
the spirit of adventure possessed me,
and when be disappeared through the
door I followed him.
The garden was dark, and I was
obliged to keep close to my guide to
se bim. He led me into an equally
dark passageway and. opening a door,
motioned me to enter an apartment
dimly lighted. I did so, and be closed
the door Itehiud me without entering
himself, locking It and withdrawing
the key. In another moment from le
hind a curtain my charmer stepped
She spoke some English, telling me
th:it ber litter bearers were both in ber
pay and were that moment 011 guard
to warn us of the approach of danger.
We chatted pleasantly about many
tilings, aud it was clear to me that ber
object in sending for me was simply a
craving for a society which the customs
of her country deprived ber. Indeed,
ber manner toward me was as chaste
as if we bad not met in such a clandes
tine manner. Her husband, she told
me. was a good man, but he bad many
wives, and she saw very little of him.
I spent two very pleasant hours with
her and was engaged iu an interested
chat when suddenly a clock struck the
hour of 11. The lady paled. I, seeing
that something was wrong, looked at
her with eager inquiry.
"Every egress from the house Is
locked at 11." she said. "I relied on
the man who brought you here to come
for you in time. For once lie has failed
As she spoke the man hastily opened
"Quick, Mahuioud!" she exclaimed
"What do you mean by being too late?"
"I slept," he said.
Pressing my lady's hand fervently I
followed Mahmoud to the garden at
which I bad entered.
The exit was locked. My guide look
"There Is no way t get out of the
house," be said. The keeper of the keys
alone can help us. but he will not."
"Not even for money?"
"Yes, for money."
"I have only a little silver with me,
but I will pay tomorrow."
"Stay here," he said, thrusting me
into a dark corner. "I will go and see.
He soon returned, saying that the
keeper of the keys would let me out
for an equivalent in Turkish money
of $5,000. I declined to pay It, where
upon my guide informed me thatdn the
morning I would be discovered tmd no
one outside of the honse would ever
see me again. Besides, bis mistress
Avould lie compromised. Thenll offered
to pay; but, not having the money with
me, I was compelled to stay 'where I
was while ray guide went for it. I
gave him a note to Mehmet Pasha,
who, not being able to raise so much
money at that time of night, sent a
jewel worth twice the amount Instead.
This received and delivered the door
was opened, end I took my departure,
n sadder and a wiser man.
I went directly to Mehmet, declaring
that the whole scheme was a plan to
rob me, and I would report it to the
Not so fast." he said. "Tell me
where you were taken and describe the
I did ho, nnd he told me that It was
in the very best portion of the city.
His theory was that It was the serv
ants who had bled me. The litter
nearer and the key keeper doubtless di
vided the plunder between them. I
was convinced that he was right, for
the lady certainly had no need for
plunder. Besides, she Impressed me as
being a refined and cultured woman,
Intellectnallv far bevond the .ivpnura
Turkish, lady. J. B. STTJAIIT. i
APRIL ONE OF WARMEST
ON RECORO IN 35 YEARS
Average Temperature 54 Degrees, or
4 Above Average Rainfall
The sort ofs weather April brought
us Is summarized in the monthly state
ment of Observer Sherier. The mean
temperature was Jit degrees. four
above the average for the past 25
years. The highest point attained
was SO on the 25th and the lowest was
2S on the 1st. The greatest daily range
was on the 24th and the least was
: on me zvin. During a perioa or. ;;j
years the absolute maximum has besn I
87 in April and the absolute minimal- j
14. There have been but two warmer j
Aprils in 35 years, that of 1S7S with
an averafte of 55. and that of 1SHC with
an average of 57.
The rainfall was unusually light.
1.92 Inches, against an average for the
month cf 2.71 inches. There has been
an excess of piecipiiation since .Ian.
1 of .27 inches. The prevailing wind
was fiom the northwest. There were
ID clear days. 11 partly cloudy and 9
cloudy. There were killing frosts on
the 1st and 2nd and light on the 17th
COOK DEMOCRATS NOMIVATE
. F. Cooper for Supreme B;nch
Prohibit onists Name Magruder.
Chicago. May 2. The democratic
county convention yesterday nnniin-
ited W. Eenimore Cooper for supreme
.tourt justice and William A. Doyle
.or the circuit btneh. The nominations
t.nstitute a victory for the Hanison
ving of the party, the Dunne Hearst
nen being defeated.
The prohibitionists held their con
tention also and nominated retiring
Justice B. D. Magruder. whom the re
mblicans failed to nominate, for re
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In buying a cough medicine, re
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Remember, too, the kind that
cures is the only kind worth any
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Is it worth while to experiment
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Sold by all dealers at 25c. and 30c.
LET US FURNISH YOU A
The complete furnishing of homelike homes is our particular
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We buy, not single pieces of furniture, but entire room outfits,
so that our purchases are large and we get great price concessions
also we save in freight rates.
Then, too, we furnish so many homes and are so thoroughly
posted as to what constitutes a pretty, cozy home, that we can give
any young couple much help and many valuable pointers.
There is nothing more distressing than an itching, burn- PSORIASIS
ing skin disease, and upon the return of warm weather those '
who are afflicted with skin troubles find the symptoms appear- SALT R H E U Tl
ing and know that they will be tormented through the hot "
summer months. The blood is heated with humors and acrid matter, aud as they are forced
to the surface the skin seems to be on fire. The treatment of skin diseases with exter
nal applications is all wrong, because the3 do not reach the trouble which is in the blood.
The most such treatment can be expected to do is, allay the itching aud burning and cover
up the trouble for awhile, but as soon as it is left off the disease returns.
All food taken into the body contains, in some form, the elements necessary to sustain
tht different narts. One nortion is used for
the making of blood, another
1 - - 1
one for bone, still another for fat, and soon.
After these different properties are ex
tracted from the food there still remains a
portion that is useless, or waste matter,
which is intended to be disposed of through
the natural channels of bodily waste, the
Liver, Kidnejs and Bowels. At this season
of the year, however, these orgraus become
torpid, dull and sluggish, and fail to perform this dut-, and these accumulations remain in
the sj'stem and are absorbed by the blood to ferment and sour, producing burning acids and
acrid humors. The blood cannot properly nourish the system while in this impure condition,
and begins to throw off these acids through the pores and glands of the skin, producing Acne,
Eczema, Tetter, Psoriasis, Salt Rheum and skin diseases of every description.
ECZMA appears usually with a slight redness of the skin, followed by pustules from
which there flows a sticky fluid that dries and forms a crust, and the itching is intense. It
is generally on the back, breast, arms, legs and face, though other parts of the body may be
afflicted. In TETTER the skin dries, cracks and bleeds, and is often very painful. The acid
in the blood dries up the natural oils of the skin, causing a dry, feverish, hardened condition
and giving it aleatherj- appearance. ACNE makes its appearance on the face in the form of
pimples and black-heads, aud is particularly disagreeable because of its unsightly appear
ance, while PSORIASIS, a scaly disease, comes in patches ou different parts of the bod'.
One of the worst forms of skin disease is SALT RHEUM It discharges a water' fluid, form
ing sores aud producing iu tense itching. The head and face are the parts usually affected,
and sometimes the hair falls out and a mass of sores forms ou the scalp.
These and all skin diseases are due to the same cause burning acids and humors in
the blood, and until this vital fluid is cleansed and made pure the' will continue. The best
treatment for all skin diseases is S. S. S., a remedy that is purely vegetable, being made en
tirely from roots, herbs aud barks, and acts directly on the blood with a cleansing, healing
effect. It neutralizes the acids and purifies the blood so that the skin, instead of being
blistered and burned by the fiery fluids, is nourished by a supply of cooling, healthy blood.
It goes down into the circulation and forces out every particle of waste or foreign matter,
Dlood. Nothing equals S. S.
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passenger traffic manager. Chicago.
The C, M. & St. P. offert first clasi
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City, from the tri-cities, sleeping cat
reservations made to any point desit
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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
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St. P. office.
EMANN . SALZMANN,
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
- - TUI" TT"-XTTXTT.
Dear Sirs My body broke out with a rah or eruption
which in spite of all efforts to oure continued to get worse.
The itching, especially at night, was simply terrible; it
would almost disafjear at times, only to return worse
than ever. I had tried many highly recommended prepa
rations without benefit, and hearing of S. S. S. determined
to give it a lair trial, and was inexpressibly delighted
when a few bottles cured me entirely, removing every
blemish and pimple from my body. I shall not fail to rec
ommend S. S. S. whenever an opportunity ocoursto do to.
Escondido. Cal. L. MAKNO.
builds up the blood aud cures all skin diseases promptly
and permanently. S. S. S. does not leave the least par
ticle of the poison for future outbreaks, but entirely rids
the blood of the cause for all skin diseases.
S. S, S. tones up the system and regulates the
Liver, Kidneys and Bowels so that they will carry off
the natural waste and refuse matter through the proper
channels, instead of leaving it to be absorbed by the
S. iu the treatment of these troubles aud for building up the
treatise on skin diseases and any medical advice you wish.
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ircade Cigar Store
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