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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1906.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
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township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, June 28, 1906.
Uncle Sam to the president: "When
ever you are ready, Theodore, you may
It Is not unreasonable to insist that
the meat shall be what it is canned up
The people are anxious to be reas
Eured. also, concerning the character
of the mincemeat.
Ohio's gubernatorial chair is clearly
hoodooed. Its up to the democrats of
that state to exorcise the hoodoo.
Perhaps the pretty waltzers will
have more to say than the dancing
masters as to how they shall waltz.
As to the firecrackers, they are to
be viewed with, suspicion, likewise.
Sometimes they make boys terribly
Circumstances may compel Mr.
Rockefeller to remain much longer in
France than he intended when he went
It will be a timid maid who can't be
accommodated with a soldier boy flirta
tion at Springfield during the next few
It Is estimated that San Francisco
has lost nearly half its population
since the earthquake, but the "returns"
are not all in yet.
Chicago Record-Herald. Yes, there
are many strange people in the world.
A young woman who is not being com
pelled to do so wants to prove that she
is the wife of Thomas C. Piatt.
The established parliamentary rule
that a motion to adjourn is aiways in
order doesn't hold good with Speaker
Cannon. He says that no proposition
to adjourn congress will be entertained
by him until he gets good and ready.
So there now.
The latest fashion note from New
York says that large checks will be
popular this .season. In this part of
the country the popularity of the
check will not depend so much upon
its size as the name of the man on
Congressman Sullivan of Massachu
setts secured some time to talk on the
pure food bill. "Mr. Chairman," said
he, "this is a constitutional question
and it is impossible to discuss a con
stitutional question in three minutes."
"But," said Congressman Currier of
New Hampshire, "the gentleman has
The latest prodigy is an infant paint-
Two of the most striking pictures
of this year's salon are by an artist
who has not yet passed his 15th year.
His name is Take Styka and he is the
son of a Polish painter. The boy has
been an accepted exhibitor at the salon
ever since 190?., when he had a por
trait of Tolstoi accepted.
St. Louis Republic: What can be
done through a sane Fourth of July
has been strikingly illustrated in Balti
more. That city has an ordinance pro
hibiting fireworks altogether, and. as
a result of its practical enforcement,
reports but six accidents from the ex
plosion of fireworks during the last
year, all of which were of a minor na
ture. Which is most worth while a
noisy celebration of our national birth
day, or the safety of human life?
A Great State' Plight.
Commoner: New York, the richest
and most populous state in the union,
is practically without representation in
the senate of the United States. De
pew, broken and discredited, has not
been present for months. Piatt, aged
and sick, has appeared but once or
twice, and then not for the purpose of
representing the people, but for the
puriose of guarding the interests of
the great express companies. A few
days ago he appeared in the senate and
made a feeble and futile effort to have
tbo "press companies excluded from
the "common carrier" feature of the
rate bH. Then he returned to New
York fr "rest," and it is not probable
that he will appear again on the floor
during the present session.
But the people of New York have no
one to blame but themselves for their
present unenviable position. They per-.
mitted the corporations to select servile
corporation tools. They permitted them
selves to be grossly deceived by the
specious cry of "national honor" and
"honest money." They humbly walked
to the polls and registered the wishes
of the political bosses who were them
selves the paid tools of a corrupt com
mercial and financial ring. For a gen
eration they abjectly acquiesced !n
schemes that invariably resulted In the
corporations electing the senators.
Now their slate is discredited, their
two senators under a cloud, and New
York absolutely without influence in
the affairs of the senate. It is con
soliug, however, that if New York is
no longer represented in the senate, it
is not as wholly unrepresented as it
was when Piatt and Depew were ac
tively engaged in doing the will of the
trusts, corporations and insurance
MRS. TOWNSEND'S RUSE.
Knocking on the Town.
All that can be accomplished through
public spirit, local pride and sincere
patriotic devotion to the welfare ami
upbuilding of the city in months of
time can be more than offset in a day
by such escapades as those of which
Mayor McCaskrin has been guilty of
on two occasions in the unlawful de
struction of railroad property. Time
was when it was the paramount aim
of every progressive city to welcome
new railroads and other commercial
and industrial institutions such as
would contribute to the betterment
and inducements of the locality. This
spirit still prevails in every wide
awake city. It does in Rock Island.
It is expected that within a year the
Chicago & Northwestern railway will
come down the west bank of the Mis
sissippi and seek to cross the Crescent
bridge into Rock Island. It will be
willing and anxious to do so, if the
Crescent bridge and tracks leading to
It are left in existence by that time by
Rock Island's irresponsible boy mayor.
Right at this present time an effort is
making to bring to Rock Island an im
mense p?ant employing some 2.00i
men. Will such performances as have
been goint" on be likely to aid this un
Are outside roads apt to worry
much about getting into Rock Island,
or new factories to consider seriously
a location here until by some means or
other the individual of limited ealibro
who happens to be acting officially for
the city is curbed? Can miach be done
when a man with authority is so con
stituted as to be liable to
break loose at any moment the
spirit moves him and destroy the prop
erty of corporations whether or not
charged with breach of faith with the
city? it is an incalculable handicap to
the city to have it go abroad that Rock
Island is afflicted with a municipal head
who without warrant of law, or even
the semblance of an existing conten
tion, but purely upon his own incentive
and interpretation of the ordinances,
sweeps down suddenly upon railroad
tracks within the city and tears ihem
up. for no otlier known reason than
that he is running as a self-nominated
candidate for congress on a self-so-lected
platform of "death to the rail
roads." Meanwhile Rock Island suffers,
through the demagogy of its mayor,
who, instead of seeking to make him
self an honor to his office, is making
of misapplied powers a political play
thing. Mayor McCaskrin is not boosting the
town by such antics. He is knocking
on the town.
The Fourth of July.
On next Wednesday we celebrate the
13oth anniversary of the Declaration
of Independence. Few realize the many
changes that have taken place during
that time or the remarkable growth
and expansion of the original 12 colo
nies. It was during that time that Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters was flrsj pre
sented to the public, and for the past
53 years has given complete satisfac
tion in thousands of homes where it
reigns supreme. These people were
led to realize its wonderful power by !
being persuaded to try It when their
stomachs were weak and their systems
run down, and a similar experience
awaits you as soon as you resolve to
try it. Do so today and you make the
first step toward good health. It cures
headache, bloating, heartburn, dyspep
sia, indigestion, costiveness, cramps,
diarrhoea or female ills.
If you knew the value of Chamber
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be without it. Here are some of the
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in cases of Accident
Sprains, Dislocations and other
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It was necessary that Anita Town
send should marry a fortune. Her an
cestors had been rich for many years,
and now suddenly the decision of a
lawsuit against them bad made them
poor. But Anita was especially averse
to angling for a rich husband. Not so
her mamma. Mrs. Townseud was an
angler in deep water that is, her hook
was not visible from the surface. She
determined to supply her daughter's
Arthur Rrewerton was the catch of
the season. He came of good stock and
bad an inconne of $40,000 a year. Mrs.
Townseud concluded, to concentrate
Lor diplomatic skill ou this one victim
Brewertou had shown some preference
for her daughter, but it was generally
understood among his acquaintances
that he was quite satisfied with the
freedom of single life and had no idea
of exchanging it for the restraints of
matrimony. A gentle pressure was
necessary to force him to take the
At the Flemings' dinner party, with
a cotillon later In the evening, both
Miss Towusend and Mr. Brewerton
were present. The party being a youug
people's affair, Mrs. Townseud was not
at first Invited; but, not wishing to let
slip any opportunity to further hor
daughter's interest, she declined the
invitation for Anita on the ground that
she always chaperoned her. This
brought an invitation for the mother.
At the dinner table Mrs. Townsend
sat on Mr. Brewerton's right, his din
ner companion being on his left. Anita
sat directly opiosite. During the din
ner Mrs. Towusend catching a glimpse
of a man's shoe under the table beside
Brewerton's shoeless right foot was
struck with its small size. Indeed
since the toe had got turned toward Its
owner at first glance she thought it
might be her daughter's, but Instantly
she rememlered that Anita wore kid
Now, Anita Townsend had a weak
foe joiut on her right foot. Her mother
lorrowed a pencil from Mr. Brewerton
and a bit torn from a letter, wrote on
it, "Better relieve the joint, dear," and
handed it across the table to her daugh
ter. Anita wrote on the other side of
the paper, "I have," and handed it
back. After this Mrs. Townsend leaned
far back In her chair, so that her legs
projected far under the table.
The dinner finished, the ladies arose
and departed. Then when the men had
finished a brief smoke they also left
the table for the ballroom, where the
musicians were already tuuing their
Instruments. Arthur Brewerton slipped
his foot into his shoe and rose with the
rest. At the diuing room door be en
countered Mrs. Townsend, who told
him that her daughter wished to see
him a moment in the red room to ar
range a social matter the two had In
hand. Brewerton stepped into the room,
which was close at hand, joined the
young lady and stood talking with her
for some time, tl.en the two entered
the ballroom just as the dancing had
commenced. There they separated, both
having partners for the cotillon.
Mr. Brewerton found his partner at
the door waiting for him and. clasping
her waist, sailed around In the waltz.
It was not long Itefore he fouud that be
was attracting the atteution of the
whole room. Disengaging himself from
his partner, he surveyed himself from
head to foot. It was at the foot that he
discovered the cause of the interest he
excited. On his right foot was a pink
That there was a scaudal imminent
was apparent to all. There were sev
eral dresses amoug the ladies present
of a shade to match the slipper, one of
them being worn by Miss Townsend. A
number of eyes were turued upon her,
and she was discovered sitting with her
feet drawn under her skirts. Then her
mother hurried to her and escorted her
from the room. This was sufficient.
Mr. Brewerton and Miss Townsend bad
been away from the others for some
time after dinner, and for cause or
causes unknown bad got mixed as to
The Townsends carriage was called,
and mother and daughter left for home
without again appearing In the ball
room. Mr. Brewerton, not being able
to endure the battery of eyes leveled
upon him, begged his partner to excuse
him and, ordering his carriage, also
left the house. He drove to the Town
sends, where he found the mother pac
ing the drawing room floor excitedly
and the daughter in tears.
"How could It have happened?" he
"My daughter's future Is blighted,"
cried Mrs. Townsend, with a wall.
"Why so?" asked the young man.
who still wore the pink kid slipper.
"Why so? Were you two not togeth
er in the red room for half an hour be
fore the dancing? And did not every
body know it?"
"Well? My dear Mr. Brewerton. what
were yon two doing to change shoes?"
'Mamma r exclaimed Anita reproach
folly. "You don't think" began the aston
ished young man when he .was inter
rupted by the mother.
"Think? If I think, who have perfect
confidence in my daughter, what do
you suppose all the others know to
their own satisfaction?"
The young man hung his head. Then
he asked for a few minutes conversa
tion with the daughter, whlcTi was
readily granted. When the two joined
the mother they told her that they
The next day It was announced that
Mr. Brewerton and Miss Townsend
were engaged, indeed had been en
gaged for some time. This righted
matters, and when they were married
soon after the affair was forgotten.
ELIZA C. BRIERLT.
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Direct from the east into both Denver and Colorado
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The Rock Island is a "CAPITAL ROUTE" to Cole
rado: that is, it takes you from Rock Island via Des
Moines (capital of Iowa) through Lincoln (capital of Nebras
ka) to Denver (capital of Colorado); and from St. Louis
via Tcpeka (capital of Kansas).
New, increased service for the summer season:
THREE DAILY TRAINS fpvn Rock Island (two of them
but one night on the road) THREE DAILY TRAINS
from Kansas City.
Send for Rock Island time table and "With the Elks
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F. H. Plummer.
C. P. A.
R.otk Isla nd,
Stable Fire Insur
HVVING had many inquiries the past few days as to the stability of
the fire insurance companies represented by me in Rock Island,
I take this means of reassuring my patrons that their policies are
positively "good." Below I quote the financial standing of all the
companies in. my office, who were losers in the San Francisco confla
gration, and you will notice that every American company has a great
er surplus than is required to pay their respective losses, and I have
private advises that all the foreign companies will send funds for their
entire losses direct from their home offices, thereby leaving Intact the
capital, assets and surplus in the United States.
That was the method pursued in all past great conflagrations by
these wealthy companies.
But were any one or more of the companies in my office forced to
surrender, I will consider it my duty to at once write my clients'
policy in another company for the unexpired term at my expense. It
would be well that the insuring public Investigate the standing of the
companies who are carrying their risks and If they are weak, place
their insurance with an agent who only represents the best companies
in the business, as the best costs no more than the Inferior and you
then have positive protection.
COMPANIES, RESOURCES, AND
Fire Ass'n. of Phila $ 500,0 00
Franklin of Philadelphia 400,000
German - American of
New York 1,500, 00
Hanover Ins. Co. of
New York 1,000,000
Hartford Ins. of Conn... 1.250.000
Ins. Co. of North America 3,00u,ooo
Niagara of New York... 500,000
Pennsylvania of Phila... 400,000
Phcnix Ins. Co. Brooklyn lmo.ono
Phoonlx Ins. Co. Hartford 2,000,000
United Firemen's of
Aachen and Munich of Gfrmany.
Commercial Union of England...
Indon Assurance of England...
North British of England
Assets. Surplus. Losses.
$ 7,003.202 $1,513,190 11,500,000
3,005,251 99C.C72 700.000
14,052,521 6,442,075 2,000,000
4,350.004 925,510 700,000
18,001,927 5,184,920 5,575,000
12.951.990 3,490.2:57 2.000.010
4.732.2SC l,R10.4.'.r 1,000,000
7,024.000 3.004,552 2.000,000
8.859,129 2.230.779 1,500.000
8,140,630 2,380,939 1.100,000
1,890,337 233,891 200.000
Assets. Surplus. Liability,
f 1.497.057 I ;2X.4.r.5 $1,200,000
5.067.450 1,570,994 1.400.000
2.320.814 857,038 5.000.000
C.517,443 2,939.531 1,500.000
Under the law of New York and similar laws In other states, all
foreign companies are prohibited from publishing in the United Stales
in any form whatever their assets other than those held in the United
States, but I can safely say that the foreign companies that I repre
sent have assets which exceed by far $100,000,00$, almost cnouah to
pay the entire San Francisco losses.
W. C. MAUCKER,
Office 120 West Seventeenth Street, Rock Island, ill.
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I can sell you either a new or slightly
used Steinway for about the price of
an ordinary instrument. Let me
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cash, when desired. Address,
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