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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1906.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16
Second avenue, Rock Island. 111. En
tered at the postofflee aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TEHilS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, 1 per year in advance.
All commantcatl mm of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
ever flctltioms signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rook Island county.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 1906.
Let all pull together for the upbuild
ing of the town.
Get the tracks in the lower end and
you get more factories. Gt the in
terurban road and get your business
for Rock Island.
It is rather strange that both sides
of the Russian revolution have thus far
neglected to introduce the automobile
in their struggle to annihilate each
The great rain in Illinois the past
week has. or rather will, put thousand
of dollars in the pockets of Illinois
farmers. Political prospects of candi
dates pale into insignificance as com
pared to a good rain when badly need
between the Missouri river and the Pa
cific coast. The war department has
given assurance that 10,000 regular
troops will attend. This will provide
the greatest military spectacle Colorado
has ever witnessed. It will be- the
first time infantry, cavalry and artil
lery of the regular service have oper
ated together in the Rocky mountain
region. The national guard of Colora
do and other local military organiza
tions, veterans of Spanish and civil
wars, pioneer associations, patriotic
societies, school children, miners and
cowboys will also participate. Ther
will be polo tournaments, an automo'
bile endurance contest up . the peak
balls, addresses by prominent citizens
the unveiling of commemorative tab
lets and monuments to Pike, maneuvers
and sham battles, reviews, and a ti
rade showing the development of the
region in the century since 1S0C.
Congress has authorized the coinage
at the Denver mint of 100,000 souvenir
medallions to commemorate the event
The interior department will have pres
ent a large representation from each o
the surviving Indian tribes with which
Pike came in contact on his expedi
Immigration to Canada has risen
from 16,835 in 1S9G to 1S5.000 in 1&0G
but even with this notable increase
more than five immigrants come to the
I'nired States to one for Canada.
Couldn't Canada oblige by turning a
greater part of the tide her way?
Campaign buttons are becoming nu
merous in tae southern states with tht
Inscription: "For President in 190$,
Charles V. Fairbanks." The federal
officials are discreetly keeping the biu
tons in their pockets, as they know
that to espouse the cause of the Wa
bash statesman would rumple the
feathers of Teddy and probably lead tc
their divorce from the public trough,
It's rather early to get excited about
delegates to the national convention
which is two years off. especially m
offices and hard cash" have always
decided whom tie delegates to a re
publican national convention would
The crowning bitterness of the Iowa
standpatters appears in that wonder
fully made tariff plank, which Gover
nor Cummins so designed that they
cannot help standing on it. "When Mr.
Perkins reached home he exhibited his
acidulated feelings by saying in his
newspaper: "With that reckless dis
regard for consistency which men in
telligent men are sometimes wont 1o
display, a platform was adopted which
ita architects will never deny is at
striking variance with the doctrines
which its leading candidates have be
come famous in exploiting." Even II r.
Shaw must stand upon the Cummins
tariff plank, and reflect that he did not
construct it for Cummins, but rather
that Cummins constructed it for him.
It is one thing to be whipped! out of
your boots, but quite another to be
whipped into your opponent's boots
and made to stand pat in them.
Growth in Postal Business.
One of the barometers of industrial
conditions is to be found in the re
ceipts of the postoffice department. Ac
cording to the report marie covering the
past 12 months, the business transact
ed by American postoffices, generally
speaking, is distinctly ahead of any
Thus it is shown that 47 per cent of
the 5.C51 postoffices throughout the
United Spates hand fed an amount of
mail matter sufficiently increased over
the preceding year to justify additions
to the compensation of the postmas
ters in charge; while only about 5 per
cent of these offices showed n falling
off. This makes a net increase of 4U
per cent of the 5.51 postoffices t hrough
out the United States in the year which
ended June 30 1905.
It is significant that the greatest in
creases . registered were in the south.
-Both the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama
and Florida are conspicuous in this re
spect. The matter can be briefly summed
up by saying that the American people
as a whole are writing and receiving
more letters and incidentally transact
ing more business by mail than has
ever been the case in their previous
history. This is only one among many
proofs that the national wealth-producing
-machinery is going ahead at full
The Pike's Peak Centennial.
Pike's peak, during the last hundred
years, has been the center about which
the drama of the "Winning of the
West" has been enacted, says the
World's Work. In commemoration of
this, the people' of Colorado and the
feder?! government are preparing to
celeHr-- from Monday, Sept. 2. to Sat
urday, i.k the 100th anniversary of
Captalm Pike's discovery of the moun
tain. Colorado Springs and Pike's peak
. will be the scene of the most elaborate
civic And military celebration ever held
Why They Are Democrats.
"I am a democrat and in the coming
contest I will give the democratic par
ty my earnest support," writes Cover
nor Green McCurtain of the Choctaw
nation to the democratic campaign com
mittee of Oklahoma. Governor Me
Curtain promises his reasons later, but
mentions now one good and sufficient
reason, which is the bad treatment of
the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians by
the republican party.
In a similar statement, former Gov
ernor V. I-, liyrd of the Chickasaw na
Hon declares himself a democrat b
cause he is convinced that the hope of
his people rests in the strict construe
tion of the federal constitution.
lie is a democrat because the repui
iican party, in violation of treaty stip
ulation. has pursued a policy destruc
tive of the several Indian tribes.
He is a democrat because "the re
publican party confiscated our lands
for homestead for the negroes, thus
thrusting upon us an undesirable Afri
It is a fine tribute to the far-sighted
wisdo:n and justice of Thomas Jeffer
son that these native children of Amer
ica, upon the threshold of citizenship
see so clearly their only way to safety
through his eternal principles of equal
righis and the equal protection of the
laws for all.
A 1iitiz'n H ebnUp.
The queen of Wurttemberg wan one
day walking -iu the streets of Stuttgart
attended by a maid of honor, when she
met a body of students who refused to
make room for the ladies, and thus
compelled them to walk In the gutter
The qu-eu reported the matter to Ihe
king, and the next day the captain of
the corps Suovia was summoned to the
pahfcec. A servant led him into a room
wlie-re there were no cluiirs, and there
the unfortunate student had to wait a
full Lour. At last the king appeared
and finally the young man was dis
missed by him thus: "I cannot demand
that every- student should know my
wtfe, but I do demand that the Corps
Suevia giA'e place in the streets to
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There is notning eo pleasant as that
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world feeling when you sit down to
your breakfast. There is nothing so
conducive to good work and good re
sults. The healthy man with a healthy
mind and body is a better fellow, a bet
ter workman, a better citizen than the
man or woman who is handicapped by
some disability, however slight. .A
slight disorder of the stomach will de
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your disposition. Get away from the
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and body will respond. Little indiscre
tions of overeating can be easily cor
rected and you will be surprised to see
how much better man you are. Try a
little Kodol For Dyspepsia after your
meal6. Sold by all druggists.
If fortune disregarded thy claim.
Don't hang thy head in fear and shame,
But marry the girl you love best.
Rocky Mountain Tea will do the rest.
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215 Pearl Street, New York. .
A PUZZLING SIGNATURE.
' The following note is plain enough
since I have deciphered It, but In the
original it looks as though a fly had
escaped from an ink bottle and
dragged itself across the paper:
Come up tonight. I have something to
tell you. Don't fail. That which has ap-
peared croaked I will make straight.
Unfortunately there was one thing
about the note that I could not de
cipherthat was the signature. It
looked more like E. W. Malive pr Ma
line than anything else, but It might be
almost any name. The haudwriting
was masculine, so I might infer that
my correspondent wsis a man. But be
might be a man or an orang outang or
-a Hottentot, either of whom could have
written as good a hand. I thought
over every man I knew whose conduct
toward me had appeared in any -way
trooked, but I could think of no one
except Ned Nolan, whose initials were
It was as possible to twist K. V.
Nolan out of the scrawl as anything
else. Why he should expect me to
tome aud see him I couldn't imagine.
He had owed me $10 borrowed money
for six months, and I saw nothing to
fnake anything straight about it ex
vept by paying up.
I finally settled down to the opiniou
that this was the explanation ainl dis
missed the matter from my mind." I
certainly bad no intention to hunt up
Nolan and took no notice of his note.
In about a week I received another puz
zle iu the same handwriting and with
the same signature. It read:
I have no answer to mine of last week.
I suppose you blame mo. 1 write this to
make sure you have received my note.
This came by messenger, and I re
plied by the person who brought it.
Neither of the notes I received gave
any location. They simply gave the
date. This was my reply:
What you owe me is a trifle, but I
should suppose your self respect would
have prompted you to make "the crooked
straight" long ago.
I wrote this on a slip of paper, folded
it once and was about to address it
when I thought it wasn't worth while
to address a line written on a scrap,
so 1 gave it to the messenger as it
This was about the time the Spanish-American
war broke out, aud, be
ing a lieutenant iu the national guard,
I went to Cuba. When I came back to
Montauk Point, between wounds and
fevers there wasn't much left of me.
A number of nurses came down to
help us along, some of them patriotic
young ladies who served without com
pensation. One day, awaking from
a sleep, I saw standing at the foot of
my camp cot the only girl I had ever
Pity was in her eye and doubtless
iu her heart, though she bad refused
me a loug while before, and it was
on account of this refusal that I
had been content to go to Cuba. In
deed, I had been desperate enough to
prefer to leave my body there. Of
course the meeting was embarrassing".
but my condition did not admit of her
thinking of a past situation, and she
at once began to busy herself In the
matter of making me more comforta
When I got better she would sit by
me and read to me, and I longed to
reopen the matter that had been be
tween us, but the moment I ventured
the slightest reference to anything
leading up to it she drew down her
features forbiddingly, and I was forced
to desist. One day she told roe that
she had met a friend of mine, a Mr
Nolan. I did not sjeak enthusiast ical
ly of Nolan, and she was curious to
know the reason. Men do not like to
give each other away women. I
certainly did not wish to tell her that
Nolan owed me a trifle of $10, as she
would attribute my opinion of him
solely to that if I did, so I said:
"Oh, he writes an execrable hand.
He wrote me a letter once. In which
he said, 'That which is crooked I will
make straight, then signed his name
in such a crooked fashion that if I
hadn't known his motive in writing I
might have supposed his note to bo
from some one else."
She made no comment on this, but
went away, and I didn't see her till
the next day. Then I asked her to
write a letter for me. When she hand
ed me the letter to'read over I sprang
up In bed.
Her handwriting was identical with
that of the two letters I had received
supposedly from Nolan. Then I re
memlered that we bad lived since our
acquaintance in the same town and I
had never seen her haudwriting.
"How do yon sign letters to your
friends?" I asked.
She wrote "Emmaline," and it was
the identical fly track I pad seen Uvlco
Of course there was an explaaa-
tion. Intending to reverse her deci
sion, she had written me to come to
her, but when she got my note she
vowed 6he would never speak to me
again. It even made her anrjry when
she knew that It was fntended for No
lan, and I had a lot of trouble to con
vince her that it wasn't.
It's nil right now. We're been mar
ried five years. My wife writes a
worse hand and Iier signature is no
more Intelligible than ever. She Is
now Mrs. Nye, and the replies to let
ters she writes come to Mrs. Bye, Hie,
Lie and often Cry. If I wish to make
her mad I call her Nolan.
EDMOND COMPTON. .
CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC CONVEX.
A delegate convention of the demo
cratic party of the -Thirty-third sena
torial district of the state of Illinois is
hereby called to meet In the Sixth
street opera house at Keithsburg, III.,
on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1906, at the hour
of 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of
nominating one candidate tor the office
of state senator, and one candidate for
the office of representative in the gen
eral assembly; also to select a sena
torial committee; also to transact such
other business as may properly come
before the convention. The said con
vention will be composed of 22 dele
gates from the several counties com
posing the district, to be elected at the
primary election to be held on Satur
day, Aug. 4. 1906. The basis of repre
sentation will be one delegate for every
200 votes cast for the Parker and Davis
electors of the democratic ticket in
1904. and one delegate for each fraction
of 100 or more. Under this call the
representation will be as follows:
, , Votes. Del.
Rock Island county 2135 11
Mercer county 1376 7
Henderson county 702 4
By order of the democratic senatorial
Dated this 30th day of June. A. r. 1906.
C. C. SWISHER,
G. R. WHITINO,
, A. M. THORNTON,
Democratic Senatorial Committee of the
Thirty-third Senatorial District of the
State of Illinois.
Delegates to the democratic congres
sional convention for the Fourteenth
district of Illinois will meet at Rock
Island, Thursday, Aug. 16, 1906, at 11:30
o'clock a. m., for the purpose of nam
ing a candidate for congress and to
transact such other business as may
properly come before the convention.
The basis of representation from the
various counties in the district is as
Rock Island 11
Total delegates 61
By order of congressonal committee.
JOHN P. SEXTON. Chairman.
J. W. Lusk, Secretary.
Monmouth. III.. July 7. 1906.
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court, Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding.
In re adoption of Walter Sundberg
by Axel Christopher and Junila Christo
pher, his wife. It appears that said
child has no known father or mother;
that the supposed adopted father has
had notice of this proceeding; that the
supposed adopted mother is in the in
sane asylum in Cook county, Illinois.
It appears that said child is under the
age of 14 years. Petition for adoption
of said Walter Sundberg by Axel Chris
topher and Julia Christopher, his wife,
who are both residents of this county.
Hearing and order of adoption.
Estate of Hugh Ralston. Inventory
flled and approved.
Estate of John E. Drennen. Peti
tion by administrator for leave to sell
personal property. In said petition de
scribed, at private sale, filed. Hearing
on said petition and granted.
Estate of Frank O. Anderson. Peti
tion of Julia Anderson, sister and only
heir-at-law of deceased, for letters of
administration, filed. Petition granted,
oath taken and filed. Bond of said Ju
lia Anderson filed and approved and
letters of administration issued to her.
Real Estate Transfers.
H. A. Ainsworth to John L. Peter
son, lot 9, Stewart's subdiv., lots 17
and 29. section 5, 17, lw, $700.
John G. Nelson to Alida V. Nelson,
lot C, Hunt's First addition, Ridgeview,
Barbara Dilts to Cook Mattison, sec
tion 33, 18, lw, part seU. $1,500.
Emil H. Schmitten to William T
Johnston, lot 49, Huber & Peetz's addi
tion, Rock Island, $3,500.
Charles H. Pope to Gregolr Carpen
ter, lots 2 and 3, block ICS, East Mo-
Patterson E. McKinnie to E. Mayer,
lots 1 and 8, block 25, McKinnie's sub
div., lot 4, block 25, old town, Moline,
Japan's Latest Battleship.
Japan just recently completed plans
for a new battleship to be even more
powerful than the British ship Dread
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ture about Hostettcr's Stomach Bit
ters Is its ability to cure ailments of
the stomach, liver, kidneys and bow
els, and medical men all over the
country have been astonished -at its
wonderful record of cures made in the
53 years it has been before the public.
Sickly people can be made well again
if the Bitters is resorted to promptly.
It will tone and strengthen the digest
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dyspepsia, indigestion, cramps, diar
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L. Wagner, wholesale druggist, Rich
mond, Va., says: "I had a fearful at
tack of sciatic rheumatism; was laid
up almost two months; was fortunate
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured me after doctors'
prescriptions had failed to have any
effect. I have also heard of fine results
from others who have used it." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue.
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son, 220
West Second street, Davenport.
Professor Tyler, of Amherst college.
said recently: "'A man can live com
fortably without brains; no man ever
existed without a digestive system. The
dyspeptic has neither faith, hope or
charity." Day by day people realize
the importance of caring for their di
gestion; realize the need of the use of
a little corrective after overeating. A
corrective like Kodol For Dyspepsia
It digests what you eat. Sold by all
Dosiro For Food
Appetite Is Necessary In Order To
Digest What We Eat
We notice that some of tho most
eminent physicians of this country and
Europe who have made a study of the
process of digestion unite in the opin
ion that a keen appetite is a great aid
to proper digestion. Some even go so
far as to say that there must be a
good sharp appetite for the food eaten
in order that it be properly digested
and assimilated. Dr. J. P. Pawlow's
essay on "The Work of the Digestive
Glands," which was awarded the Nobel
prize, sets forth very clearly the value
There is no other such safe sura
means for creating a healthy appetite
as Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer taken be
fore or with your meals, and it is an
almost absolute guarantee of perfect
digestion, while its tonic and food
value cannot be overestimated.
Dr. Joseph Feisler, of the North
western University of Chicago, In com
menting upon this said: "I fully be
lieve that the moderate use of good
beer at meal times acts as a tonic und
is therefore useful."
I.T. Feisler stands at the head of his
profession and his words must carry
great weight with those seeking
pabst Blue Ribbon is such a beer as
Dr. Feisler recommends. It is a prod
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gives Pabst Beer its rich nutrition and
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guishes it from other beer. This, to
gether with sixty years of scientific
brewing, is what has put -Pabst Beer
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cleaner, purer and more wholesome
than this celebrated beer.
M. LEVY & SON.
Old Phone West 101.
1818-1820 First Ave., Rock Island.
Order a rttac for Your Home Today,
Thursday, Aug. 16,
NEW YORK CENTRAL LINES..
Rate, $S.50 for the round trip
from Peoria. Return limit, 12
days, including date of sale.
Stopovers will be allowed on the
return trip at Westfield for side
trip to Chautauqua lake points.
Tickets will be honored on C.
& U. line steamers in either di
rection between Cleveland and
Side trips to Toronto, Thousand-
Islands, Montreal, etc.
Special fast train of first class
coaches, standard and tourist
sleepers, will leave 12 noon, run
ning through without change.
For further particulars call on
nearest Big Four agent, or ad
dress H. R. DALY,
T. P. A.
325 Main St., Peoria, 111.
Cape May, N. J., Ocean City N. J.,
or St a Isle City, N. J.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 1906
LAKE ERIE AND WESTERN
Through Buffalo and Philadelphia.
Train leaves Peoria 7 a. m., Aug.
Tickets good to return until Sept.
C, 1D06. with stopover at Philadel
phia, Niagara Falls, Glen Summiti
on return trip.
Tickets will be honored on going
or return trip between Buffalo and
Cleveland on C. &B. line steamers.
For tickets, sleeping car accom
modations, and full particulars, ad
E. B. LEPPERT,
District Passenger Agent,
325 Main Street. Peorra.Jlj.
And Something About It
Did you say you wanted to buy a house?
If so, you're the fellow that this is intended for.
You see we have a good many houses for sale but this
is all about one particular house and it's a beauty and a bar
gain. As you approach the house you will notice that It is an
east front that the lot is high with just a nice terrace. The
cement sidewalks, which add a great deal to the looks of the
place, extend all along the front of the lot clear around the
house and back to the alley.
The arrangement of the downstairs is such that your
wife can do all her housework without getting tired it's han
dydoesn't require a whole lot of unnecessary steps.
When you enter the front door you encounter an elegant
reception hall with a fine oak staircase leading upstairs. The
hall is as large as an ordinary room. Off to one side is a
wide doorway connecting with the living roan which is roomy
enough to justify the name. The dining room and the kitchen
occupy the balance of the downstairs. The kitchen has every
thing in it to make life comfortable g4s stove, sink, hot and
cold water, big pantry, etc.
Downstairs from the kitchen Is the cellar. You will no
tice that it is extra large, being under the whole house. AUo,
that the foundations are of Le Claire stone, and 18 Inches
thick. The furnace is a good make and big enough to keep
the house warm in the coldest weather.
The upstairs was planned with an eye to convenience.
There are three bedrooms and a bath room all opening off of
the upstairs hallway. Each bedroom has two windows and a
roomy clothes closet and all three are extra large.
The bath room has a porcelain tub large enough for a
chart swim. It is also furnished with every other conveni
ence including a medicine closet in which to keep the arnica.
The plumbing is strictly high grade. No danger of the water
pipes or connections rusting out and leaking all over the car
pets. You will be surprised at the price it is ridiculously low.
But the owner has a special reason for selling and is willing
to let it go at cost $3,600. .
We would be glad to haul you out to lock at the place
or any other of the numerous houses which we have listed.
If you buy the property and want to borrow some money
cn it we have it to loan at 6 per cent.
Schreiner H Hubbard,
REAL ESTATE and INSURANCE .
1801 1-2 Second Ave. Old Phone 702Y
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK. ISLAND, ILL,
Incorporated Under the 8 tat Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid
Honey Loaned om Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde'a building.
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William If. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
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Solicitors Jackson ft Hurst