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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 190C.
ff Thousands of boys all over
this countjy, rho never
had much money to call
their own, are happy now
at the merry jingle of cash
in their pockets, made by
SA TURD A Y
Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
They have no better chances, they
are no brighter than you. It's just
this instead of dreaming about the
good times to come, they got right
down to business and hustled for
what they wanted. You can do
the same. Don't lose any time
about it. Write a letter to day
asking us to send you our hand
some booklet about boys who
make money, also the complete
outfit for starting in business.
With this will come ten free copies
of The Post, which you can sell
at 5c each. After this you buy as
many copies as you need at whole
sale prices. As an inducement
to do good work we give, among
other prizes, watches, sweaters,
etc., to boys who sell a certain
number of ccJpies. And in addition
$250 in Extra Cash Frizes
-r EACH MONTH
THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY
1728 Arch Street. Philadelphia. Pa.
The noted American prima donna,
will appear soon in Davenport, se
cured at large expense for the May
Festival, given by the Apollo Club.
It will no doubt be of Interest
to the many purchasers of Kimball
pianos to know that this great ar
tist uses and prefers for her per
sonal use in her home the
Mme. Nordica has also purchased
two Kimball pianos for relatives,
which further emphasizes her choice
as Is shown in the following letter:
Waldorf Hotel. March 29, 1900.
Messrs. W. W. Kimball Co.:
I can only repeat of your instru
ment what I said of the one you
sent me for my London home,
that the longer I use It the bet
ter I lilte it. The two Kimballs
purchased for relatives give the
same satisfaction, and whether
In arias or songs, the piano sup
ports the voice -splendidly
I can cordially congratulate
the Kimball company.
LILLIAN NORDICA DOMES.
We have just received from the
factories many new and beautiful
styles of this popular piano, includ
ing one of the. new ' Minature
Grands. Please call and see
Grands. Please call at
S. W. BOWLBY, Mgr.
1509-1 609 Second Avenue.
W ALL PAPER
Wall. Taper. Freneo and Calcimine
CleuaiaK - First class work. Can
rlve best of reference.
x GEORGE COYNE.
Address 409 Twenty-third street.
Rock sllandV Old phone, W. 604X.
Deserted from Navy. Mayor Beck
er has received official notification
from the commander of the U. S. S.
Constellation, stationed at the time of
writing at Newport, R. I., that Gilbert
Frank Burns, whose residence is given
as Davenport, was a deserter from
that vessel and the United States
Supervisors Aid Visiting Nurse.
The board of supervisors of Scott
county has voted to donate $250 to the
Davenport Visiting Nurse's associa
tion. This action was taken after a
committee of ladies from the associa
tion had called on the board and
pleaded their cause.
City Physician Nominated. Dr. W.
F. Speers has been named as city phy
sician subject to the approval of the
city council. Dr. Speers was unani
mously named for the position, there
being no other names proposed.
Receipts Increase. The postoftice
receipts for the month of April
amounted to $10,437.44, an increase
of $1,230.10 over the corresponding
month of the preceding year where
the total receipts were $9,207.31.
Made Many Arrests. The report of
the police departmenf of the city for
the month of April has been prepared
to be submitted at the next meeting of
the city council. The report shows a
total of 168 arrests made, but three
of which were for such offenses as
would bind the parties over to the
Weds Sandwich Islander. Yester
day at the Grace cathedral, Rev. Dr.
Love officiating, occurred the marriage
of Miss Anna Elizabeth Whiting of
this city to Albert Fayerweather Afong
of Honolulu. The marriage was a very
quiet affair, only members of the im
mediate family being in attendance.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. B. Whiting, 1322 Perry street,
and a niece of Admiral W. II. Whiting
of the United States navy. Mr. Afong
is one of the leading and prosperous
young business men of Honolulu. He
comes from one of the oldest and
most influential families in Honolulu.
He is a graduate of Harvard college
and met Miss Whiting some time ago
during the latter's visit to the south
ern islands. Mr. and Mrs. Afong de
parted on the noon train for the east,
where they will spend a month's
honeymoon trip. They will then re
turn to Davenport for a short stay and
during the latter part of June will set
sail for their .Honolulu home.
Boy in Peculiar Accident. Joe Gan
non, delivery boy for the Frank A.
Martin grocery, was the victim of a
peculiar accident late Wednesday af
ternoon in which he collided with a
broken trolley wire and was seriously
injured. Joe was driving east on
Third street. At a point between Per
ry and Rock Island streets the trolley
wire had been broken and had been
temporarily tied together. - Just in ad
vance of the grocery wagon the big
I. & I. interurban came along and
jostled the wire loose again. It fell
just in time to catch the grocery wa-
STOP, WOMAN 1
That in address
ing1 Mrs. Pink
ham yon are confiding-your
ills to a woman
a woman whose
ence with women
eases covers a
Mrs. Pinkham Is
Lydia E. Pinkham
and for many years
and since her de
cease, she has been
advising sick wo
men free of charge.
suffer in silence and drift alon? from
bad to worse, knowing full well that
they ought to nave immediate assist
ance, but a natural modesty impels
them to shrink from exposing them
selves to the questions and probable
examinations of even their family
physician. It is unnecessary. Without
money or price you can consult a wo
man whose knowledge from actual ex
perience is great.
Mrs. PInkham's Standing Invitation.
Women suffering from any form of
female weakness are i nvited to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received,
opened, read and answered by women
only. A woman can freely talk of her
private illness to a woman; thus has
been established the eternal confidence
between Mrs. Pinkham and the women
of America which has never been
broken. Out of the vast volume of
experience which she has to draw from,
it is more than possible that she has
gained the vary knowledge that will
help your case. She asks nothing in
return except your good-will, and her
advice has relieved thousands. Surely
any woman, rich or poor, is very foolish
if she does not take advantage of this
generous offer of assistance.
If you are lu, don't hesitate to cret a
bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound at once, and write Mrs. Pink
ham, Lynn. Mass., for special advice.
When a medicine has been successful
in restoring to health so many women.
you cannot well say, without trying it. j
"X a noi Deueve it win neip me.
exoerl- II 1
s dis- I
great i i
gon. The horse stood up on his hind
legs and the boy took a flying leap,
rising about five feet from the wagon
seat and falling heavily to the brick
pavement. Just what happened to
him is a mystery, though the bystand
ers declare that it was the contact
with the wire that threw him so high
in the air. The boy himself thinks so
and it is believed that both he and the
horse received a severe shock from the
live wire. His physician states that
he believes the lad will make a good
CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE
ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
out of the country? We have judges,
jails, and justice in the zone. I am
informed that just prior to my arrival
11 workmen had been corralled at the
Cristobal jail for deportation, but that
their leader declared he would take
the matter before the authorities at
Washington unless they were all re
leased. And they were released. But
Connelly was deported. The result is
that a great many working men car
penters, mechanics, foremen, and the
like feel that a certain degree of
despotism is seeping into canal affairs
and that the republican form of gov
ernment does not always follow the
stars and stripes.
But we were talking of government
al red tape. Experience teaches us
that a certain amount of red tape is
necessary, or else some scandal mon
ger will make charges of graft against
public officials. But it does not seem
right that the negro laborers on the
canal work should have to wait for
from seven to seventeen days for their
pay, and I know of some instances
where the negroes actually sailed for
their island homes, leaving their wages
behind them. The reason is a mystic
method of accounts, of pay rolls that
weigh more than a hundred pounds,
of an arbitrarily autocratic administra
tion of money affairs. The negro
should be paid as ne drops his pick at
the end of the working period, and
when this is done 50 per cent of the
complaints from the working classes
A Chicago contractor who came to
Colon recently to erect several struc
tures for a private corporation, re
quested permission to purchase an old
French boiler and engine that (had
been discarded when the French de
serted their posts, and had not been
touched by the Americans. In all
probability the engine and boiler will
soon join that host of machinery that
has been dumped into the sea. But
the division engineer could not sell the
material. Neither could he give it
away, or loan it, or do anything with
It but leave it rusting by the roadside.
The Chicago contractor was told that
he would have to communicate with
half a dozen officers on the zone, and
then that permission would have to
come from Washington. He also want
ed some short pieces of discarded lum
ber, but the same red tape was at
tached to that. So he cabled his order
to the states for a new outfit. The
government might have made $200 or
$300 from the sale of this bit of old
Iron. A private contractor would not
have hesitated for a moment.
Great progress is being made In the
matter of commissary supplies, al
though the government is being taken
advantage of in many" respects. A re
frigerating plant, has been constructed
and a cold storage warehouse has just
been completed at Colon, from where
supplies of all kinds are distributed in
small and large, quantities along the
zone. The morning tram out of Colon
carries ice and all sorts of provisions
to the various camps, and within a few
months the system should be perfected
to an extent that will give perfect sat
isfaction. One or two good refrigera
tor ships is the only essential that is
lacking. Then it will be possible to
get fairly good preserved foods.
But in the distribution of household
goods, clothing and the like, there is
another story to tell. Employes persist
in buying all sorts of supplies at low
commissary prices and giving them to
friends who are not in the employ of
the government. The homes of wo
men. of ill repute, I am told, are fur
nished with commissary supplies at
commissary prices. This looks bad,
but it is a condition that is hard to
remedj'. The fault is with the em
ployes, who have the material sent to
their residences and then transshipped
to other places. Mr. Burnett, who has
just been put in charge of the commis
sary, hopes to be able to devise some
system of checking up that will pre
elude this imposition.
For the past year many complaints
have been made by government offl-'
cers against the commissary and its
method of management, but within thej
past week radical changes have been
made, and there is every reason to be
heve that conditions will Improve
forthwith. But there is one thorn in
the side of the commissary a thorn
that can be removed only by congress.
Mr. Burnett is compelled by. law to
purchase his supplies in the United
States. Any other course would be un
American. But he pays more for Some
articles in New York than the price of
the same articles in the Chinese stores
at Colon. Then he has to add freight
and handling. It revives the same old
question of protection versus free
trade, and the result is that the Chi
nese have an exclusive market for
such stuff on which they can quote
lower prices. The commissary is pat-.
ronized where its prices are lowest
and for such goods as it carries exclu
sively. The commissary officials con
sequently are hoping that through
some fortunate legislation they may be
Vandals at Work, An act of vandal
ism was perpetrated Tuesday evening
by a crowd of about twenty boys at
the homes of Dr. Wyland and Mrs. Os
born on Sixteenth street. , At the home
of Dr. Wyland a large quantity of cin
ders and dirt were carried and thrown
on the front porch. The worst act
was at the home of Mrs. Osborn where
a large number of choice flowers were
cut off and destroyed and aMarge coil
of garden hose destroyed. Dr. Wyland
believes that he knows a part of the
crowd, and it is generally believed
that they should be arrested and pun
ished to the full extent.
Schools Crowded. The desirability
of increased schoolroom accommoda
tions in certain sub districts of the
City was brought to the attention of
the board of education in a report from
G. T. Smith, city school superinten
dent, who dealt only with conditions
in the grade buildings, passing for the
present conditions at the high school,
which will also require consideration,
in the not distant future. The Lincoln,
Irving and Seventh street schools are
the ones where conditions are such
that it is almost imperative that some
thing be done during the summer holi
days. Three more rooms are needed
at the Seventh street school, where
the two rooms are so crowded that an
overflow to the Lincoln school has
been made necessary.
Nominate for Alderman. The peo
ples party in the First ward held a
special caucus Tuesday evening in
Pahl's meat market and Henry Han
sen was unanimously nominated as
candidate on the peoples ticket for the
special election to be held to fill the
vacancy in the city council recently
caused by the death of the late Alder
man Lundquist. Ward Committeeman
William Efflandt read the call and call
ed the meeting to order. He was made
chairman and Theodore Colberg secre
tary. Henry Hansen was then nomin
ated by acclamation.
Was at San Jose. Mrs. C. L. Carl
ton, wife of Dr. Carlton, formely of
this city, has returned to the home
of her mother to recuperate after the
terrible experience in California. Dr.
and Mrs. Carlton have been residing
in San Jose since going west and un
fortunately were among those who
lost their belongings.
Moliner Lost Barn. Friends of
Otto Klowann, who formerly resided
in this city, will be grieved to learn
that he suffered a heavy loss by fire in
Rural township where he is now resid
ing. Saturday forenoon has barn was
struck by lightning and the entire
structure together with the contents
were destroyed. Mr. Klowann had re
cently purchased almost a complete
outfit of new farm implements, and
nearly all of them were destroyed. He
also lost his supply of hay and grain
for the summer. The horses were res
cued from the burning building, and
these are about all that he has with
which to take up his farming. Mr.
Klowann was not aware that the
building was insured, but he was very
much pleased to learn that there is a
policy on the building for $1,000. He
moved to Rural this spring from Wa
tertown, having purchased a farm in
permitted to purchase wherever they
can get the best prices. This would
mean an extensive patronage of for
eign markets, but it would mean that
supplies would be sold on the canal
none at a much lower figure, and that
in consequence the purchasing power
of wages would be greatly increased.
This would be equivalent to higher
wages under present conditions, and
higher wages are a pretty sure anti
dote for -discontent.
There is one other subject upon
which I want to touch lightly. Con
cerning that boat load of Martinique
women that were imported a few
months ago by the government, there
seems to be no doubt but that they
were intended for immoral purposes.
The administration has persistently de
nied this, but I have talked with a doz
en responsible white residents of Co
lon who were at the dock when the
women came ashore, and going over
the trail I talked with some of the
women. The result of these interviews
convinces me that some of the canal
authorties knew (possibly unofficially)
more than they have cared to tell con
cerning that disgusting undertaking,
Snmp nf thr womon said thev knew
why they were coming. And how did
they know unless they were told?
The government is still bringing con-
tract labor into the canal zone in good
ly numbers, the last steamer from Ja
maica bringing about 500 undef con
tract. The United States pays to the
Jamaican government 25 shillings
($6.25) for each laborer, and pays the
passage to and from Jamaica. Tne
negroes take advantage of this also,
going home at the end of their con
tract period, enjoying a vacation, and
then "permitting' themselves to be re
cruited over again. I do not think it
Is generally understood in the states
that contract labor is being imported
into the zone, and that is the excuse
for this mention.
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ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court. Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding.
Estate of August Steenberghe. In
ventory filed and approved. Trout of
publishing and posting notice to cred
itors filed and approved.
In re guardianship of Charles Mc
Donald. Inventory filed and approved.
Petition by guardian for sale of ward's
real estate filed.
Estate of Dina Bunchcr. Claim of
Mathias Buncher allowed in class 7 at
$739.05. Annual report of administra
tor filed and approved.
Real Estate Transfers.
Flora E. Hadsell to First M. E.
church, lot 3, block 11, J. W. Spen
cer's First add., R. I., $2,S0O.
Darwin E. Resser to Fred N. Res-
serf part outlot, block A, Smith &
White's add., Moline Heights. $300.
James C. Donovan to David Cramer,
part lot 6. in section 11, 17, 2w, $1.0o0.
Christina Johnson to Otto and Ma
thilda Wilson, lot 8, block 5. S. W.
Wheelock's add., Moline, $2,500.
Arthur B. Chapman to Amos R. An
derson, lot C, Candee's sub-div., part
outlot 2, Moline, $1.
Deaths from Appendicitis.
Decrease in the same ratio that the
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creases. They save you from danger
and bring quick and painless release
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Will Attend to Convenience of High
Word was received from the Bur
lington railway officials and the man
agers of the Military Tract associa
tion's intcrscholastic meet at (.ales
burg tomorrow, that the event of the
day will be completed by 4:30 in the
afternoon, in pltnty of time for the
Rock Island and Moline people who
intend to return on train No. 47. It Is
stated that should it be necessary, the
train will be held for a short time, to
allow those who attend the meet to re
turn on the evening train. Special
coaches will be run on the morning
train leaving here at C:43 and on No.
17 for the return trip.
GIRLS DRINKING IN SCHOOL?
Peoria Pupils Said to Have Become
Addicted to Use of Whisky.
Peoria, III., May 3. Disclosures that
girl students of the high school are
addicted to the use of whisky and
that the "rest rooms" have been the
scene of drinking bouts caused con
sternation in school circles. Mem
bers of the faculty have continued
these stories and admit whisky has
been given to the girls for medicinal
purposes. One of the women teachers
charged with dispensing the beverage
states that her course was outlined by
a member of the school board, who is
a practicing phy sician. It was related
that a private room called "the rest
room" had been fitted up and that it
was here that the orgies had been in
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Old age Is not a question of years.
Some men are old at 40, others are
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It's a mighty hard proposition to
look young, no matter how young you
ft el if your hair" is falling out and
your head becoming bald.
Perhaps you are tired trying Ineffect
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We don't blame you if you are.
Why not try an effective one for a
Newbro's Hcrpiclde kills the dan
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of the most hopeless cases of long
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