Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUXE (, looc.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Becond avenue, Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In adrance,
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publlca
Hon. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday. June 6, 1S06.
Every part of the hos is now utiliz
ed. The New York Commercial says
on this line: "The packing houses
used to pack all but the squeal, and
now they are certainly putting up the
First we tax ourselves through the
tariff into increasing the cost of every
thing which is destructive of a free
merchant marine and then the repub
licans projMise to tax us again to even
things for the merchant marine, voting
Tor the ship subsidy bill.
"livened up" by being heated, relabeled
and placed on the market.
Girls of 10 stand 10 hours a day, al
though their work could be done just
as well if they were permitted to sit
Workers climb over heaps of meat
with their dirty shoes and cut tip sides
of beef holding them against "inde-
scribly filthy aprons."
Girls and women are forced to work
SPRING HATS. i
I never sea the lireilies glitter on the
lawn but I go back to that scone which
av:is to prove so eventful to me, though
1 didn't know at the time that It was
in a room at a temperature of :)S de- of any Importance whatever. I bad
grees. witn a waier-covereu noor ami a i pur iicji oir rroui one uaie iu auuiuci
leakv ceiling, although these condi
tions apparently are unnecessary.
The Commencement Girl.
Commencement day and the season
for expressing girlish dreams and as-
nirations in poem and essay are at
hand. The girl graduate a dainty
creature all innocence and hope,
gowned in white, as unsullied as her
in the matter of our wedding, and be
was beeomiug importunate. He said
he couldu't settle down to anything
till we were married and once more iu
the humdrum of life. The humdrum
of life! I was lumnd that if he pro
posed a humdrum married condition
for us I did not. lint I said nothing
to liim of my intention. I did not ap
pear to notice the objectionable word.
I simply told him that a trousseau was
essential to a bride and a trousseau
own heart! And her commencement
essay the very first flowering into Uvouij re,Ujre n,ouths to procure. Tueii
speech of all tne ideals, tne ureamj wlth malic prepense, I remarked that
fancies, tne resolves ot a scarce awaK- Kvirt n KI1PitlP, iirlt!a wna nt
ened heart. "Hats off." says the Haiti
more Sun. "and a health to the sweet
And she is. indeed, sweet sweet as
was her mother, whose youth smiles
through her daughter's eye. and sweet
as everv ancestress, who, vanishing
into the mists of long ago. has never
theless dropped upon her slender shoul
ders the dower of youth and all wo
manly qualities and bequeathed to her
the mission of reviving hope and love
Kink Alfonso expresses the opinion
t'lat the anarchists will eventually suc
ceed in killing him. And if he abdi
cated the throne, royalists would kill
him. Alfonso would have, more secur
ity of existence and more fun in the
kitchen of a short order chop house
earning six a week and board. This
king business, in the language of the
comic opera monarch, is not what it's
cracked up r be.
The democrats have endorsed the
course of Representative Williams, the
democratic leader, in filibustering
against private bills as a means of
forcing action on the statehood bill. On
the l&th of May and again on the 21st,
.Mr. Williams made his power felt in
fiich a way as virtually to stop the
wheels of legislation. Cy persisting in
this policy, the democrats hope to force
the republicans to consent to the ad
mission of Oklahoma at the present
In view of the international confer
ence so sooa to convene again at The
Hague, an especial interest attaches to
an article in the June Atlantic on "The
Kiit it re of Arbitration." Benjamin K.
True-blood, the secretary of the Amer
ican Peace, society, has some signifi
cant facts to point out in regard to the
advances already made by this peace
ful war on war. He musters his ev
dence convincingly: "Anyone." h
says, "who has carefully followed the
arbitration movement during the de
cade since 1N!o knows that it can no
longer fairly be spoken of as an ex
periment. A government which -will
not try arbitration before resorting to
arms is. in these days, scarcely con
sidered respectable." Mr. Trueblood
looks to the future with" equal assur
ance. "If it be true, as is generally be
lie ved. that reforms never go back
ward, it is altogether reasonable to as
sume, that the next 20 years will wit
ness the practical completion of the
arbitration movement. The perfect
ing of this system, whether it conies
sooner or later, will inevitably see the
end of war as a general institution
recognized under international law.
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
The Baby Act Adding Ineulc to In
The Chicago packers raise a how
that the exjosure of the crimes and
shortcomings in their slaughter houses
is a blow at the farmers and stock
raisers. This is pleading the baby act
and will not reconcile even the stock-
raisers to the practices of the beef
trust. But if the exposures do affect
injuriously the business of the stock-
raisers, it is far better that they
should suffer than that the consumers
of meat who outnumber many times
the stockraisers should be fed on dis
eased, unhealthful and unclean meat.
The beef trust should be compelled to
put a stop to the placing of diseased
nd filthy meat on the market. The at
tempt to hide behind the farmers and
stockraisers is contemptible it is ad
ding insult to injury. But, then, the
beef trust appears to be equal to any
disgraceful methods that will enable it
to add to illgotten millions.
In the meantime another glance at
the charges made in the report of the
government inspectors will prove both
Interesting and instructive:
"Potttd ham" is made with the help
6f meat scraps "unfit to be eaten," bits
tf rope and other rubbish.
There are no restrooms and women
ore stationed in the washrooms to pre
vent girls from resting there.
There are no lavatories or sinks
where employes may wash their hands
efore plunging them into meat pro
,.irr?. Even the ordinary decencies of life
are ignored in the sanitary arrange
ricnt:: r lo for the men and women
The phraseology of the labels alleg
ing government inspection is wholly
unwarranted and tends to deceive the
Canned meats moldy with age are
Rock Island county court. Judge E,
E. Parmenter presiding.
In re application of David H. Lyons
county collector, for judgment for de
linquent taxes, special assessments
interest, penalties and costs. Proper
notice having been given, and there be
ing no objections except of David Gor
don. which are overruled, it is ordered
that judgment be. and the same here
by is entered, against all tracts of land
lots and parts of tracts and lots iu fa
vor of the eople of the state of Illi
nois for the respective sums annexed
Estate of Ann Russell. Statement of
James P. Murphy showing that there
is no property belonging to this estate.
filed and approved, and ordered that
estate stand as it is now until prop
erty is discovered to pay expenses of
further procedure herein.
Kstate of Nicholas G umber. Final
report and settlement of executor filed.
Hearing thereon set for Saturday, June
', 1"JJ. at y o'clock a. m.
Estate of Lewis H. Reeves. Report
of final distribution and receipts in
full of their respective distributive
shares filed and approved. Executrix
discharged ami estate closed.
Estate of Theodore I). Wheelock,
Proof of death filed. Will dated Aug
2S. ISOC. presented for probate. Peti
tion for probate of will filed. Hearing
on petition for probate of will set for
June 2S. 190r., at 9 o'clock a. m. Re
fusal of S. W. Wheelock, named in will
as executor, to act as such executor
Estate of Charles Thompson. Re
port of final distribution filed, also re
ceipts of legatees and distributees in
full of thir respective distributive
shares filed and approved. Executor
discarged and estate closed.
Estate of James Shirkey. Proof of
publishing and posting notice to credi
tors filed and approved.
Estate of John C. Stewart. Admin
istrator's inventory filed and approved.
Proof of publishing and posting notice
to creditors filed and approved.
Estate of August Verboegen. Inven
tory filed and approved. Proof of pub
lishing and posting notice to creditors
filed and approved.
Estate of Frank E. Arvidson. Inven
tory filed and approved. Proof of pub
lishing and posting notice to creditors
filed and approved.
Real Estate Transfers.
Charles Lamon to Otto Kannenberg,
part lots H and T, block 12, Pitts sec
ond addition, Moline, $3.80.
John H. Loding, by heirs, to Charles
A. Loding, ne'j. se1,, and part se'j
ne',;, section 12. 17, lw, $2,800.
Luella L. Johnson to Charles A. Ia3
ding, neVi, se'i. section 12, 17, lw, $1.-
Death from Lockjaw
Never follows an injury dressed "with
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Its antiseptic
and bealing properties prevent blood
poisoning. Charles Oswald, merchant,
of Renssalaersville. N. Y.. writes: "It
cured Seth Burch of this place of the
ugliest sore on his neck I ever saw."
Cures cuts, wounds, burns and sores.
3 cents, at Hartz & ITlemeyer's drug
It is just .'Jjout impossible to be
sick when the bowels are right and
not posssible to be well when they
are wrong. Through its action on
cleans the body inside and leaves
no lodging place for disease. If for
once you wish to know how it feels
to be thoroughly well, give this
famous laxative tea a trial.
Sold by all dealers at 25c. and 50c.
Ing to me and 1 might decide on that
account to wait till autumn. I said this
with such naturalness that he believed
me and knit his brow. When he left
my common sense told me that I had
gone too far with him. But I had no
fear. He had tried so hard to get me
that there seemed little chance of his
giving me up for a trifle.
One evening in June I was sitting on
the piazza steps. The air was delirious
ly balmy, and it was the season for
fireflies. The children on the lawn Ihv
neath me were flitting hither and thith
er, laughing and snouting as tney tried
to catch the "lightning bugs." grasping
at a flash, then turning on seeing an
other In a new direction. I heard the
gate, which was behind a clump of low
trees where 1 couldn't see it, shut with
a click and a quick step coming up the
winding walk. I recogulzed Dick's
Step and knew by it that he had some
thing of importance for me.
Alas, that he came at such a time!
When children are naughty we tell
them that a bad spirit has got into
them. A bad spirit had certainly got
into me. The sweet scene before mo,
instead of making me plastic, hardened
me. We are unconscious of the causes
of our moods, but causes are always
there. Perhaps in my case the "hum
drum of life" grated upon this first
bloom of summer. At any rate, when
Dick reached me I was steeled against
Beatrice," he said, "we must be mar
ried at once."
"That with me is impossible," I re
"Impossible? There is no such word."
"How would 'I will not' suit you?"
"Much better. There is something in
that; in the other there is nothing."
His tone was one of irritation, and
it had the same effect 011 me. "I'm
glad I've found words to suit you.'' I
"See here, Beatrice" with Dick "See
here" always preceded something dis
agreeable "if you intend to marry me
there are reasons very gootl reasons
why you should do so at once that is,
within a week. The world treats us
seriously and will not always wait for
us. At least I can't make a success of
It and indulge your whims. What do
you say to"
"If you are In such a hurry for the
humdrum of life I am not. And as
for whims, marriage is too serious
an attair for us to mingle whims
with our decisions. I will not marry
now because I have not made up my
"Oh, you have not made up your
mind! Well, I have made up mine.
Goodby. If you make it up before
Saturday next, write me. After that It
will be too late."
In another moment I heard the gate
click and his footsteps rapidly growing
The gate doesn't click now; I per
suaded father to take It off its hinges.
I couldn't endure to hoar it. I spent
a week struggling with my pride, for
Dick's resolute manner had told me
that he was In earnest. But I could
not conquer it. The week expired. I
wrote him as though nothing had hap
pened between us, addressing him at
his lodgings In the city as usual.
That's two years ago, and since that
time I have never had a letter from
Dick. I have known that about the
date of owr break he went to Mexico
to establish some agency or other.
Three mojths after his departure my
letter to him came back to me from
the dead letter office. I didn't .write
another. Dick had not given me Lis
address. Besides, he had told me "aft
er that it will be too late." For two
long years I wished the "deud heart
office" would send me back mine.
And now, the second June after
IMck's departure, we are sitting on the
steps watching the children chase the
fireflies. I heard a step on the walk
and knew It was his. The first thing
he said he had to say something
"What's Income of the gate?"
"Father took it away because it was
such a noisy one." God forgive the lie!
I didn't want to tell It. I wanted to
fling myself in his arms.
He told me that he had made money
in South America. He had leen oblig
ed to go for two years and had hoped
to take mo with him, but he was forced
to go without me. He asked me if I
was still free and if I would marry
him. I said I would. He asked me to
set a date, and I told hira that the sum
mer style of hats was very becoming
to me and I had a supply on hand. I
was ready at any time.
"Thank God!" he gasped.
The pokery stiffness vanished from
-within me. I threw my arms around
bis neck. FLORA AIILLIGA.N. j
Three panel oak Screen Frames,
worth $ 1 .25, Thursday. 75c.
Choice Silkoline Patterns for drapes,
screen fillings and comforters, 12c
and 15c values, Thursday, 8 l-2c
W I 1-LJ I I '- I O
THIRD AVENUETHROUGH TO SECOND
Oriental tapestry, 50-inch width, for
window seats and box coverings, actual
value $1.25, Thursday, 85c yd.
Chameleon 50-in. drapery materials
for overhangings and portieres, the
$1.00 kind, Thursday, 65c yd.
"HITE dotted and embroidered Swisses.
Just received a late shipment of these
very desirable and dainty white fabrics,
will be placed on sale Thursday.
Dotted Swisses are scarce, and will not last long
at these, seriously low prices, 48c, 38c, 32c 25c and
38c and 50c embroidered white India linons, for
waist and shirt waist suits, real linen finish embroid
ered with dots, Fleur de Lis. Clover Leaf and other
handsome designs, very special, at per yd, 25c.
12 pieces 40-inch allover embroidered French
lawns, these are imported waistings. white and ecru
grounds, exquisitely embroidered, in allover stripes
and figures, usually retail at 75c to $1 .00 per yard.,
Thursday, and while they last, per yard, 45c. '
Thursday, 2:30 p. m.. 400 yds. white
India linons, usually 8c. at per yard, 5c.
12 yards limit.
Listerine, $1 size, 63c.
Pyroxide of Hydrogen, 75c size, 39c.
Liquid Creen Soap, Hudnuts. 10c.
Bay Rum, good quality, large site. 43c
LaBlache Face Powder, 32c.
Cold Cream, large jar, 18c.
Pure Witch Hazel, large bottles, 19c.
Lundborg's Violet Talcum. 9c.
Riker's Toilet Benzoin, 22c.
Imported Castile Soap, cake, 7c.
Culta Derma Soap, equal to Cuticura,
2 cakes for 25c.
Of Matting Remnants, from 2 to 15 yards
China Mattings, per yard, 5c.
China Mattings, up to 17c yard. 10c.
China Mattings, up to 24c yard, 15c.
China Mattings, up to 32c yard, 19c.
Japanese Mattings, up to 25c a yd., 15c
Japanese Mattings, up to 34c yd., 19c.
A lot of Matting samples, 1 yard square,
with finished endi, values up to 32c, take
them, 8c each.
"EW arrivals, best quality linens, hemstitched, em
broidered insertion and edges, handsome hand
les. $3.00. $1.97. $1.50 and $1.25.
White Canvas Oxfords.
WOMEN'S sizes, blucher or lace, heavy or light
soles. $3.00, $2.00. $1.50. $1.25 and $1.00.
Misses' and children's white canvas oxfords, in
many styles, $1.50. $1.18. 89c and 69c.
Remember how hard it was to get the style and
size you wanted last year.
T-TANDSOME new styles in ladies' white cotton
and lisle hosiery at the right prices.
Women's plain white lisle and cotton hose, at
50c and 25c pair.
Women's white embroidered and lace lisle hose,
beautiful patterns, per pair, 50c.
Plain and lace cotton hose, 25c pair.
Children's plain and lace lisle hose, pair, 25c.
The summer girl with a white duck hat, white
parasol, white suit, white shoes and white stockings is
"DURE water Is a matter of much
concern during the coming warm
months. Water clear as crystal can
be had by using the Cleveland filter.
This solves the problem of how to
secure pure drinking water.
Simple in construction and easily
kept clean. Filtration Is secured by
percolation through a porous stone,
the stone is easily cleaned and kept
in good working order by scrubbing
with a stiff brush, holds 22 quarts,
and will filter fast enough to supply
any large family.
Positively the best filter known to
the trade, and sells for $3.50. After
using for a season, you wouldn't do
without if it would cost three times
as much, only $3.50.
THURSDAY we place on special sale
table, just 12 (twelve) only 12, of our
choice ready trimmed hats at $2.00 each.
Same as sold earlier in the season from
$3.00 to $5.00, Thursday these 12, only
12, choice $2.00.
Friday morning we put out 12 more,
that earlier sold at $2.50 to $4.00, your
choice for $1.50, yes, take your pick for
Then on Saturday we take just 12
more, which have sold to date, and are
marked now while we write, $2.00, $2.50
and $3.00, just 12, twelve, 12, Saturday
while they last, $1.00 each. $1.00.
These three bargain lots will fully
demonstrate as we have often done before,
that nowhere can you buy fine millinery so
good, so dependably stylish as here.
TTPHOLSTERED Shirt Waist Boxes,
14 inches deep. 14 Inches wide.
28 inches long, covered in different
colors of Cretonne, about 20 left from
the big sale, to close them out, be
prompt Thursday a. m., at 8:30, one
to a customer, 75c each.
"JyJEN'S and women's cool knit Under
wear at prices that you shouldn't
Men's fine Egyptian cotton Balbriggan Shirts and
Drawers, best finish, long or short sleeve shirts, this lot,
real value 62c, while they last, only 47c.
Men's fine English Crepe Underwear, sleeveless shirts,
knee length drawers, the coolest garments made, only 47c.
Men's Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers, French neck,
shirts long or short sleeves, drawers double seated, good
value at 38c, this lot, 25c.
Ladies' Jersey ribbed Vests, neat lace trimmed, at
about half price, 12c.
Ladies' bleached Jersey ribbed Vests, tape neck, only
30 dozen, a bargain at 8c.
Ladies' sheer lisle Jersey ribbed Vests, plain and lace
trimmed, a leader at 32c, but we sell this lot for 25c.
Ladits' pure lisle umbrella Union Suits, lace trimmed,
made to retail at 75c, only 12 dozen in the lot, while they
last, take them at 50c.
Unprecedented Sale of
Handsome Lace and
JT is seldom indeed that such an opportunity
as this presents itself. At the height of the
season we offer these exquisite costumes of
silk and lace, copies of the latest imported
models, perfect in workmanship and finish, at
least 40 percent less than regular value.
There is mostly but one costume of a kind, a
guarantee of exclusiveness.
$62 handsome Lace Costume for $37.50
$50 Lace Costume, robe design, $32.50
$42 Allover Lace Costume, $26.75
$42 Alice Blue Taffeta and Lace Dress,
beautiful model, $27.25
$35 Pink Taffeta Costume, trimmed with hand made
More than twenty other equally beautiful Silk and Lace
Suits and Costumes at prices as above, about 40 percent
below actual worth, down as low as $15.00
Summer Wash Wear
QUITS, Coats and Skirts of fine linens, union
linens, lawns, marseilles, pique, etc. Our
assortment is large, and every garment is,
marked at the lowest price compatible vith
quality and style.
Suits of union linen, with box coat and pleated .klrt,
street model for $4.42.
Eton suits of fine white pique, much In demand,
White wash suits with the ultra stylish 42-inch coats,
Two piece suits, made of sheer white lawn, trimmed
with bands of embroidery, $2.87 and $2.25.
Beautiful suits, made of India lawn, with hemstitched
box pleats and French knots, $5.00.
Exquisite wash dresses made of Persian lawn, button
back, short sleeves, skirt and waist finished with elaborate
Insertion of round thread val. lace, these are only $0.4 J.
White walking skirts of heavy linette, made 7 gore, 95c.
White skirts made with panel front, trimmed with emb'y., $1.25.
Tailor made white skirts, two side panels, trimmed with bias bands,
A splendid assortment of white skirts, at $2.25, $2.75, $3.42 and up
JUNE HOME OUTFI
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 cf credit that are adjusted to meet the convenience of each
J " OUR
Our line of all kinds of Mission Furniture is complete. We are agents for Karpen Furniture.
CLEM ANN . SALZMANN,
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, HOCK ISLAND, ILI..