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THE rARGUS, MONDAY, JUNK 4, idoo.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
Izen." they say, "but he is honest and
has the courage of his conviction."
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Mcnday, June 4, 1906.
Hot u father has not bcon required
to set the political pot a-siniinering.
Sausage, always under suspicion, has
received an indeterminate sentence.
Hryan. Hearst. Tillman, and Bailey
nre the orators invited to address the
annual picnic of the Cook county de
The general election in Oregon takes
place today. A governor, state officers
i-nd legislature are to be elected. Th
s-tate was carried by Roosevelt by
Three United States senators art;
worth more than $ 10.imio.imii). They are
William A. Clark of .Montana. Stephen
11. Klkins of West Virginia, and Nelson
W. Aldrich of Rhode Island.
The king of England has in Asia
more than ::im.um,imm subjects; in
America, 7..Vo.ut; in Africa, abort
4'5.ooi).(iti(: in Australia, over 5.oitjMM;
ami in Europe, more than 42,(mm,00'.
The trust newspapers in Chicago are
for anybody to beat Magruder for the
supreme court. It is now up to the
plain ieople to defeat the corporation
conspiracy by voting against the trust
newspaper candidates and for Magruder.
Renting agents in Washington have
caused great commotion among flat
dwellers by demanding that all such
persons must wear rubber heels while
in their apartments. The heels will be
supplied by the landlords, but must be
worn in order that tenants may avoid
annoying one another in crowded
Unusual interest attaches to the
graduating exercises of the Albu
qnerqe IX. M.) high school this year
in that the valedictorian is Sam Ho
Kee, a Chinese boy whose exceptional
ability has surprised his instructors at
every stage of his high school course.
Sam Ho is easily the leader of his
class of 10 voting men and women, and
It has been known for some time that
the valedictory honor would be given
to him. It is the first time in the
United States that a Chinese has had
Mich an honor. Sam Ho Kee was bon
in China IS years ago.
Itipe for a Change.
Republican practical politicians who
have turned the management of the
next congressional campaign over to
new hands i?eem to be rejoicing in a
s-ort of pessimism regarding the No
vember elections. A Washington spe
cial to the Chicago Record-Herald
fays: "Back of this pessimism there
is a good dual of feeling against Speak
er Cannon, which is manifested in the
declaration that even if the republicans
do win this year their majority will be
to reduced in the house as to put a
curb on the speaker's imperialistic
power ami minimize 'Uncle Joe's
chances for that presidential nomina
tion his friends are so insistent on
booming," A former manager of re
publican campaigns is quoted: "If we
have 2", majority in the next house we
will do mighty wc-11 and there is a
strong possibility that there will be no
majority at all. Pennsylvania has gone
all to pieces. New York is all torn up
with factional differences, Ohio is in
u bad way. Iowa is in a muddle that
may give the democrats clean sweep.
West Virginia is disjointed; in fact,
ihere are few northern states where the
normal republican conditions prevail.
"This, in conjunction with the tariff
revision sentiment that has been block
ed by the standpat attitude of the pres
ent controlling powers, makes a situ
ation the outcome of which is extreme
There will not only be elected 3SC
members of the lower house, but legis
latures which will choose more than a
dozen senators. Twenty-eight states
will choose governors this fall, and a
great interest will naturally be aroused
in them, and a large vote is certain to
Fuel From Alcohol.
"Denaturized" alcohol is alcohol
made undrinkable and uncombinable
in beverages. In his talk in support of
this measure before the ways and
means committee, Secretary Wilson of
the agricultural department showed
that the soil could be made to produce
in alcohol all the fuel that the country
needs, and added:
"The northern states could readily
depend upon the white potato as a
source of heat and light, the south
ern states upon the yam and the sweet
potato, and the western states upon
the sugar beet. The average amount
of sugar and starch which goes to
waste in the stalks of Indian corn an
nually would make 1 00 gallons of com
mercial alcohol per acre. When we
consider that the number of acres in
Indian coin is approximately 100,000.
ooo it is seen that the quantity of al
cohol that is lost in the stalks is so
large as to he almost beyond the grasp
of our conception."
This explains the value to the peo
ple of free denaturized alcohol, and it
also shows the reason the oil and coal
monopolies opposed it.
With free alcohol as provided by the
bill referred to. there need be no long
er a distressful apprehension tf the
woes that will come upon the people
when the supply of coal is exhausted.
The millions will no longer be afflict
ed by inordinate demands of the coal
combines or by strikes of miners or
lockouts of operators. Alcohol can be
produced at a very small cost and in
practically unlimited quantities. It is
in all things that grow, in both the
vegetable and animal kingdoms. It
has been the source of both great evil
and of great good to mankind. Here
after it promises to swell immeasura
bly the credit tdde of the account.
Meanwhile there is probably much
more than a bare inissibility that prac
tical science will be able to store the
surplus heat of the summer's sunshine
and render it available for all the pur
poses served by fuel.
IS GOOD FOR THE STREETS
Bryan Is Popular.
V.". J. Bryan and the principles that
he has advocated for many years are
Raining .n l'.ie public estimation so
rapidly that many moderate republi
cans no longer hesitate to declare their
intention to vote 'for him in 3908 if he
is nominated for president. "Mr. Bry
an is not only the ablest American cit-,
Road Drag Used in Kansas Town With
Public interest in the goed roads
movement has i cached a height never
before attained in Kansas, now that it
has been demonstrated that good roads
are possible without money. The King
split log drag does the business no
mistake about, it. Street Commission
er Hoover has been using the King
drag on the ciry streets for six or eight
months past, and the results are very
satisfactory. Our streets as a whole
were never in better condition at this
season of the year than they are at
the present time, and there is no doubt
in the minds of tiiose who have watch
ed the- experiments but that the drag
is greatly responsible for the improved
conditions. Our farmers, too, have
been watching the work. The more
they see and learn of the King drag,
the better they like it; they become
convinced that it lias no equal as a
road builder. During the past week a
number of farmers have told us that
they proposed making split-log drags
preparatory to going into the road
building business em their individual
accounts. We are also informed that
a half dozen or more drags are already
in operation on the Topeka road north
of the city. Burlingame (Kan.) Enter
prise. If it is good for the streets of a Kan
sas town it ought to benefit the dirt
streets of Rock Island.
An Alarming Situation
Frequently results from neglect of clog
ged bowels and torpid liver, until con
stipation becomes chronic. Thisconui
tion is unknown to those who use Dr.
King's New Life Pills, the best and
gentlest regulators of stomach and
bowels. Guaranteed by Hartz & Ulle
meyer, druggists. Price, 25 cents.
t THE BEST COUGH CURE
4 Cough syrups are all cheap
enough, but if 3ou shoulel get a
J gallon of cough syrup that does not
cure for the price of a small bottle
the best cough cure, you would
J have made a bad bargain for one
small lottle of Kemp's Balsam may
stop the worst cough and save a
J life, whereas the cough "cure" that
does not cure is worse than useless.
Sold by all dealers at 25c. and 50c.
The "Sidewalk Brand"
for Walks, Cisterns, Floors, Walls,
Cellars, Fence Posts. A pure rock
cement of greatest strencrth and uni
formity. It will go farther as it ktauds
more sand than any other brand. It
finishes like mar
ble and will last
Insist on your dealer
giving you "Side
walk Brand " Mar-1
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jj WHAT CAME OF A SCULLION. j
There was trouble on the mind of the
rhief cook of Siguor Fa4iero, a wealthy
Venetian gentleman living in France,
fciguor Faliero bad invited a number of
extinguished people to dinner. There
were to be princes, nobles and mer
chants of Venice and, more important
than all, a number of art critics. I say
"more important than all" lecuuse
that was an age when the fine arts
flourished and a man who could judge
of a painting or a statue was looked up
to more than one possessing birth or
wealth. At any rate, these men were
of more Intrinsic worth than all the
rest at this dinner of the Venetian.
But what was amiss in the kitchen?
A confectioner who had been ehargetl
with making a large candy ornament
to decorate the table had sent word
that it had been spoiled and there was
no time to make another. The chief
cook stormed uutl tore bin hair. Per
fection was his aim, and what would
all the delicacies he had prepared avail
without tlie gcorgeous ceuterpiece?
A boy who served as se'iilliou ad
vanced and said in a timiel voice:
"If you will let me, I think I can
make you something that will do in
plae-e of the confectionery piece."
'You, Antonio What do you know
about fashionable things jr"
I have worked in the yard of my
grandfather, IMsano, the stonecutter."
Nonsense! A stonecutter knows
nothing alout artistic work."
The boy begged hard, a nil as there
was nothing else to be done he was
given permission to try his hand. He
sent for some butter and fashioned it
Into a crouching lion. It was placed
npem the table, and soon after the
irinces. the merchants and the art
critics were ushereel Into the eliniug
room. The chief cook wore a melan
choly look, keeping his eye fixed on
what he considereel a blemish to au
otherwise splendid table. The guests
ranged themselves around the table
and took scats.
The cook saw one of the art critics
lookiag fixedly at the Initter lion, and
the poor man Inwardly cursed the mo
ment that he hael consented to use the
scullion's work. Then he noticeel that
the art critic said something to the
man sitting next to him. and they both
looked at the lion. The chief cook's
knees trembled beneath him. Surely
his master would discbarge lflm for
putting this tierce looking creature
that was made of such soft material
before these great men. lie hael hoped
they would not especially notice it,
and already two of them were looking
at It and talking about it. But when
several other groups laiel down their
spons, neglecting the soup that had
eost the chef so much pains and began
to stare at the centerpiece he was in
"Signer Faliero." said the man who
hail first noticeel the lien, "we are not
surprised at your munificence in grac
ing jour table with a work of genius,
but we are at a loss to know how you
obtained the services of one who should
consent to place the expression of his
genius In so perishable a substance as
The hast lookeel at the lion, then in
quiringly at the chief cook. The latter
had become so confused over the out
come of his substitution of a few
pounds of butter for a splcndiel candy
centerpiece that he did not hear or elid
not understand what the guest had
said. lie broke down and confessed
his culpable folly.
"Signor," he said tremulously, "par
don my iniquity. Just before the din
ner was ready the confectioner sent
"word that he had spoiled the splendid
candy centerpiece I had ordered and
-which woulel have been In every way
worthy of your noble guests. When I
was in great distress at this mishap
Antonio, the scuUion, came to me and
offered to make Homething to fill its
place. In an evil hour I listened to
him. If you and your noble guests will
forgive me I will remove the blemish."
For a moment there was a hush of
astonishment about the table; then the
guest that had spoken, an eminent art
critic, aid to the chief cook:
"Do you mean to tell me that the
lion was fashioned by a scullion and
shortly before dinner?"
"Yes, signor. He begged so hard"
"Signors," said the critic, "one of the
worlel's greatest geniuses has been
"TI13 boy, the boy! Let us see the
boy!" cried the guests.
"Send him In," said the host to the
The mystified servant retired and In
a few minutes returned, bringing with
him the scullion.
"Signors." said the host, "this Is
Bo.v, what's your name?"
"Antonio Canova," said the aston
Then the critic, rising, held forth his
wineglass and said:
"Antonio Canova, I drink to an art
ist. Gentlemen, drink with me to An
tonio Canova. May his genius grow
The guests rose and drank the toast,
while the astonished boy stareel at
them as If he had suddenly come under
the Influence of enchantment. Then his
host told him that his scullion work
was ended. lie had resolved to be re
sponsible for the boy's education.
The promise was kept. The works
afterward achieved by the great sculp
tor are curious not only for their In
trinsic value, but that they came from
such a small leglnning. It is a re
markable fact that the beautiful mar
ble "Cupid and Psyche," the delight of
all civilized mankind, should have been
produced by oe who was once a scul
lion. F. TOWNS END SMITH. ,
There Is One Soda Cracker
You do not know that Soda
Cracker until you know
To taste Uneeda Biscuit is to
fall in love with them. You
never forget that first taste, and
you renew it every time you eat
In a dust tight,
moisture proof package.
WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE?
Every advertiser makes the same assertions. They
have "the best," and "the cheapest," and so on. Who are
you going to believe?
We have no copyright on words, but we can give you
a square chance to find out for yourself. If you need a
little money quickly, write, call or telephone us, and we'll
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be no charge whatever.
We make loans in amounts from $10 upwards, on fur
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With the Elks
Colorado in July
That means a summer's outing of the finest kind.
Can you imagine any better place in which to rest and recuperate or
roam about and have a good time than that land ef the tawny peak
and turquoise sky, of which you've beard sj much?
Can you imagine any better way to go than by Rock Island lines?
The Elks themselves decided Colorado was the place for them this sum
mer and many thousands of Elks and friends will go via the Hock Is
land. Special excursion tickets em sale to Elks and to the public generally,
July 10 to 15. inclusive. Only $22.40 from Rock Island. Send for free
cepy of our illustrated Elks' folder te lling all about It.
Very lew rates all summer, if yeu can't go with the Elks. Let
me tell you about them. A postal will do.
F. II. Plummer,
C. P. A
FIDELITY LOAN, COMPANY.
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in quick time over the shortest line to Southern
California, along the historic Santa Fe Trail.
It's the Grand Canyon line, too
Cool and dustless and Harvey serves the meals.
Personally conducted tri-wcekly excursions.
H. D. Mack. Gen. Agt
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
ALL THE WAY.
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When In Doubt Consult the Best
Health Is life's greatest luxury. If you want health, consult Dr. Walsh,
Davenport's most successful specialist In Chronic, Nervous Diseases of
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DR. WAL8H CURES WHEN OTHERS
. DR. J. E. WALSH,
Formerly of Chicago.
St. Anthony's HoapltaJ.
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JUNE MO ME OUTFIT
The joyful month of weddings will usher in a busy week for us. Many happy brides have planned to have us fur
nish their homes, for the simple reason that they can purchase just the kind of furniture they want to make their
home attractive and comfortable. The tri-cities does not hold one single store that even pretends to meet our
prices on housefurnishings of quality, and our easy terms of credit that are adjusted to meet the convenience of each
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CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND. ILL.