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THE ARGUS, FKIDAY, " SEPTEMBER 21, 11)00.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly. $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, raus
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, Sept. 21. 1906.
Build up the town. Do your part.
Get the essential track facilities
the lower end factory district.
What's the matter with the Cannon
boom that President Roosevelt launch
ed at Oyster Bay?
In Wichita, Kan., a drunken man
caused a serious run on a bank. The
Sunflower state will have to continue
prohibition in defense of her finances
as well as to protect her morals.
Mr. Gompers is going to Congress
man Sherman's district to fight. He
goes there without invitation, too, de
npite republican claims that his oppo
sition helped Mr. Littlefield of Maine
President Roosevelt wants it under
stood that he will not accept the nom
ination for a third term unless he is
forced to it. and he wants It under
stood that it is possible for him to be
Another heiress, it is said, has elop
ed with a chauffeur. Times change
and fashion with tkem. How long is it
since the news reported the elopement
of a daughter of wealth with her fath
Frederick Hess of San Francisco,
proprietor of the California Demokrat,
has been celebrating his golden jubilee
as a publisher. In September, 1S56,
being then 18 years old. he purchased
the paper named and has been run
ning it ever since. That he still has
great confidence in the future of San
Francisco is shown by the fact that
although he lost his entire plant at the
time of the fire he immediately re
Clergymen In various citius of Con
necticut are up in arms because of the
announcement that the superior court
criminal term will be opened in Hart
ford without prayer. There is no stat
ute authorizing the payment of clergy
men for offering prayer at the openin
of any court in the state, and therefore
the judges have decided that the cus
torn, which has been In existence since
the establishment of Connecticut courts
may well be abandoned.
itles of this'state! They do not exist.
In the estimation of their administra
tors, far the relief of human suffering,
but for th gratification of the lowest
passions of slush-funders. They are
sustained by the txpayers, not to fill a
philanthropic purpose, but to preserve
for the personal use of Charles S. De
neen a serviceable if malodorous ma
chine. When will the debt to Yates be paid?
How soon are the people of Illinois to
have the satisfaction of knowing that
their governor has begun to govern?
One Continual Ovation.
William J. Bryan's tour through the
south has been one continual ovation.
Immense crowds turn m to meet and
welcome him, and the people show by
their enthusiastic greetings that they
do not misunderstand hini. The people
know that Mr. Bryan can neither be
bribed nor intimidated from being
their friend and the champion of equal
rights to all and special privileges to
none. In regard to the question of
government ownership of railroads,
Mr. Bryau "stands pat" by his New
York spoech as delivered, but does not
accept the interpretation given it by
certain newspapers and by his republi
can enemies and false friends in his
In addressing a group of gentlemen,
some of them "doubting Thomases." in
the drawing room of Governor Taylor
at Roanoke, a., the other da3 Mr.
Bryan went at the question as follows:
"We have been a long time discuss
ing the rights of the people against the
rights of the railroads. In all that
time, let us say for Zu or JO years.
state and national legislatures have
been trying to devise laws to keep the
railroads from owning the government.
"Out in my own state we have re
peatedly tried and so often have we
failed. On one occasion an important
member of the legislature was smug
gled out of the state and set up in bus
iness for the reason that his timely
absence killed a measure dangerous to
We now have on trial a national
measure. I. for one, hope that the
states may devise laws that will meet
"I hope that congress will do as
well. But if both state and national
legislatures fail, what are we going to
do about it? There is only one an
swer. The state will own the road or
the road will own the state."
It will be seen that Mr. Bryan pre
fers public supervision of the railroads
and hopes that it may prove an ade
quate remedy, but has not any confi
dence that it will. If this public su
pervision does not effect a cure of the
ills from which the people are suffer
ing, he favors government ownership
as a last resort and ultimate remedy.
Mr. Bryan, in the bold, manly and
candid stand he has taken on the ques
tion of government ownership, is too
much for his- enemies. He has routed
them "horse, foot and dragoon."
THE RISK SHE TOOK.
King Edward disburses a good deal
of money in tips every year. Each visi
to one of his subjects costs him from
51,000 to $3,000. At shooting parties
the gamebearers get $15 each and th
gamekeepers $25 or $50 each. When
ho goes abroad he does still better.
On the occasion of his recent visit to
the kaiser he gave away nearly $10,-
00 In this way. When the czar visit
ed England he left behind a check for
$15,000 to be distributed among serv
ants who attended him.
In hopes that his health would be
benefited. Professor Edwin B. Davis
professor of French at Rutgers college,
walked 900 miles while on his vacation
this year.. He was accompanied by his
son Donald, aged 1G years. They left
New Brunswick. N. J., on June 25 last
and walked through the mountain dis
tricts of New Jersey, through New
York, thence to Quelec and down the
St. Lawrence river to Maine. They made
the trip in 55 days, making on an av
trage 25 miles a day. Professor Davis
who has jiiEt returned, says his health
was greatly benefited.
Illinois Public Charities.
Back of the public charities of I II i
nois lies the belief that they were crea
ted and are being sustained for the
benefit of the afflicted. Torrents of
the taxpayers money course through
them every year, and are supposed to
wash away just that much human mis
ery and distress. This is the belief.
What Is the fact? In spite of pre
arranged investigations which have
been carefully prepared for, tales of
horror leak through the silent walls of
these asylums, indicating that crime is
added to sorrow and vice to distress.
When such misdeeds are brought home
to the t-kulking offenders who have dis
graced the state, there has been no
abrupt dismissal In disgrace
Instead there have been promises.
Originally these fixed a day for their
fulfillment. Of late they go no further
than to postpone that date indefinitely.
The insane, the feeble-minded, the halt
and bllo-? e-- be made the prey of po
litical vamp. its without rebuke from
the administration which maintains
What follj, in the face of these facts.
to. suppose that human suffering is
Starving to Deatn.
Because her stomach was so weak
ened by useless drugging that she
could not eat, Mrs. Mary II. Walters,
of St. Clair Street, Columbus, Ohio.,
was literally starving to death. She
writes: "My stomach was so weak
from useless drugs that I could not eat,
and my nerves so wrecked that I could
not sleep; and not before I was given
up to die was I induced to try Electric
Bitters; with the wonderful result that
improvement began at once, and a
complete cure followed." Best health
tonic on earth. 50c. Guaranteed by
Hartz & Ullemeyer, druggists.
When two strong men come to
blows, even if they are well matched,
It is not a pleasing sight, but if the
man who gets the worst of it will use
DeWitt's Witch Hazel salve, he will
look better and feel better in short or
der. Be sure you get DeWitt's. Good
for everything a salve is used for, in
cluding piles. Sold by all druggists.
I Poivdar i
tmrnmrnmrn rnoderf prion. J
Fr aale ky David Don. Rock lataadl
made lighter by the great public cNT j7bmT(KT T Nw"ker'l
Saves Hard Work
6-5-4 is prepared par
ticularly for GAS COOK
ING RANGES and is
also a labor saving sub
stitute for blacking, pn
the sides of any cook
stove burning hard coat. 1 1 is
better than an enamel for
STOVE PIPES or WIRE
SCREENS; it covers
more surface, is applied
easier, dries quicker and
Miss Brereton was a (very excellent
type of the new woman. I say an ex
cellent t3'pe, for ansa urereton was
simply educated and energetic with
out being mannish.
Miss Brereton, jvho was an orphan
and possessed of means in her own
right, having been graduated at col
lege, concluded to complete her edu
cation by seeing something of the
world. One day she ireturinod to ew
York and had under 'her pirotettion a
young Indian woman dressed in the
costume she had worn in iher native
land. The woman attracted a great
deal of attrition, and the immigration
commissioners asked many questions,
none of which Miss Brereton answer
ed for her charge except that she
would guarantee tliut tle -woman
should not become a care to the Amer
ican people. Since this promise ful
filled the law there was nothing to
b'e done but pass the Indian. Every
body believed there was a story In
the case, and there was. l is this:
In a little seaport town in India op
posite a house iu which Miss 'Brereton
was livimr a man died. When Miss
Brereton learned that lie was an old
mail and hud left a yount; wtfe, who,
according to the custom of the country,
was expected to Immolate herself on
her buslwiid's funeral pyre, all the an
tasonism of an advanced Ameiicau wo
man living in the "foremost files of
time" rose up .against this tragic -in
Justice done to one of her sex. She
stood at her window watching the
preparations in the house opiosite, lier
wrath boiling and lwibbling.
From this excited condition .she grad
ualbr curbed herself. Then she gath
ered her wits, audi Inst cad of putting
her neck in a halter openly put it there
wiih a cunning she had never suspected
possible In herself. She sent for an
Indian costume, put it 011 and, lnonz
ing her face ami luiuds, went across the
street and asked to be permitted to
dres the haJr of the widow for the
sucrifk-e. Contrary to her expectation,
she had no trouble in gaining access
and found a young girl of twenty sit
ting with her hands folded, a picture of
How Miss Brereton made herself
known to the young widow, how she
found bits of opportunity to give her
plan iind persuade her to adopt it,
would "make a very long storv. The
widow had hope in it for herself, but
none for her preserver. .t last Miss
Brereton carried her point and that
night visited the widow flg.iin. Near
midnight the first part of the plan was
carried out. The widow as Miss Brere
ton went to Miss IVrereton's apart
ments; Miss Brereton remained to be
Miss Brereton had made provision,
which might or might not be success
ful, for her safety. She .had pent a
statement of what ishe had done H he
Aiaerican consul. When the consul
opened and read her communication ke
made an ejaculation that shook the
whole house. Erratic as he knew his
countrymen to be he had 110 idea that
one of them would be so idiotic as to
rush thus into death, especially death
"What does the lunatic expect me
to do?" he howled, and, getting up from
his chair, lie thrust his hands in hi
pockets and thrashed the floor with hi
strides back and forth.
5."ow, there would be noistory in thi
case without a Lit of -hick. Miss Brere
ton would have gone to Xlusf uueral pyre
and been burned, whether she declared
herself or not. and the fact might nev
er have been knowiv. But this w:vs not
to be. She was to live to browbeat the
Immigration commissioners at New
lork. Wmie the consul was tearing
about in his 'office, looking ont on the
harbor in which were two Chinese
junks anil a French merchantman, he
saw on the horizon a man-of-war. et
ting his glass, he brought it'to his eyes
and there, 11 uttering at fiie peak, were
the stars and stripes.
While the vessel was coming in
procession was forming to take Miss
Brereton to be burned with another
woman's dead husband. Miss Brere
ton. who kept her face well covered
aim remaiaeu iu me uarit as lar as
Possible, kaowing what was taking
place and hearing nothing from the
consul, began to feel that she had tak
en a risk which as her enthusiasm
cooled and she nearod a matyj's death
was appalling. jne nau not realized
that a man representing what she con
sidered the greatest of nations .single
handed was powerless to prevent sev
oral thousand pceple who had been
wedded for centuries to their customs
from carrying them out in her case.
When the chief men of the town en
tered, led her out, placed her in posl
tion in the line ana sue began -to move
to the nyre with the rest. Miss Brere
ton's confidence In the protection of
her government began to wane. Her
government was mighty, but it was
very far away. Not assign of. civiliza
tion was to be seen anywhere. The
procession threaded the main street
and emerged on to a plain. Before her
Miss Brereton saw the funeral pyre.
She stood beside the pyre and was
handed the thin gauze robe la which
she was to be burned. (Suddenly there
came a light Into her eye. From the
landing, coming at double quick, were
a hundred Jackies. They trailed short
carbines as they came, and their belts
were stuffed with cartridges. The In
dians paused and looked. The jackies
came up to the funeral pyro and sur
rounded it. Miss Brereton threw oft
an outer garment and made a dash for
the officer command.
The next day the Indian widow was
smuggled on board the man-of-war
with Miss Brereton, and the ship left
the port ALICE CHEEXEB.
1601-1&03-. 2nd.Aye. EGCK I5LAN3
ROCK ISLAND CLOTHES CENTER
HUB iuvites inspection of its fall
li.odels in order to acquaint you witli what
you are required to wear this autumn.
.Fall suit which are des -ined to solve ihe
elolhes problem for n.iiny hundreds oil
Men and Youn Men wlu like to dress well
and who have a limited amount of money
32 very garment, a good value for the priee,
for the 10 man; the $13 man; the 20
man; the $25 man, and for men of more
fastidious taste who will spend as high as
$30 for their clothes and whether he he a
10 man or with more -money to
spend, he will always find at the Huh
better values fur the money he invests
than in any other store in Koek Island.
The Hub is the exclusive distributor iu
Kork Island for the celebrated ALMA
."MATER young men's clothing.
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DISBARMENT IS DEMANDEr
Commifsior.er Reports Clay Countv
State's Attorney Corrupt.
Springfield, III.. Scyt. 21. Recosn
nendatlons that Stale's 'Attorney S. C
.leaugii of Clay countv he disbaner
rom practice in tlie Illinois courts aiv
uade in the report of Special Comniis
TONIC FOR MOTHERS
DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS ARE
SAFE AND RELIABLE.
An Auburn Woman Tells How Thev
Became HerFavorite Household Rem
edy For All Common Troubles.
Motherhood may he the crownina
blessing of a woman's life or it may
'nine; grh-f and nirrow. Mrs. A I. .1.
Wight, of 17d Seventh street. Aiihurn.
Me., relates her txporlenees nller the
irth et" her daughter in 1HD1, as fol
lows: "I was all run down at the
ime the hahy came and. did not ini
rove in health rapidly after. I was
iale. thin, blixlless. My stomach dis
ressed me hoins full of teas all the
ime and my heart Muttered so that l
oulil scarcely breathe. 1 didn't set;
ny strength back. j
"I asktd the doctor for pome sort of
c.nic. but he was afraid to give me
inytning because I was nursing the
utle girl. Hut finally 1 remembered
hat a friend had rt commended Or
r:ti:. t;... .....
1-jiik rms to me so 1 com-
ufiiced using them and they did not
iffect the child at all. I gained in
strength rapidly while the baby throve
ilfco. When I expected my next ch id
started taking the pills again as a
umc aiiu sirenginener ant had no
such difliculty as before. I got up bct
er and stronger and my strength
ame back much Kooner.
"A year ago last winter I had an
ittack of rheumatism in the hands
vhich went from one hand to the oth
r. The joints swelled , up and were
o stiff I could not move them. The
iain extended up through my arms
ind shoulders. I felt sick enough to
ro to bed but did iut do so. This at
ack lasted for seveial months. The
vinler air hurt my lungs and I cough
d occasionally. I tried several reme
lies but final!y came back tr using the
)ills which had done me so much good
efore and found that they benefited
I have not b'ien
signer James H. Matheny of Spriim
field. Mr. Rtaugli w;i; charired in an
'nformation filed b.v As -h":::nit Atmrney
General Ehirig with ail.;iting meiluds
i) corrupt the supreme (!;ut ly being
:i:pli':;te.l in a i'.e.il o :-eli ;i d -;sion
:i the Hud;!I's'-:i w.ll, ase of Clay
i:ir.tv l'er slu.i i m
pi i.-e. ;in:f 1
1! whieh 7,:uch
vrs ne:ir!. ;t
inform;) ? i
!i -ani.h. tegc th r v.
'o;d. f (;nier -'.'Jm
.i: re & Ohio road
i'l ! ;i for; il of a
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t life f :r i;o: !; siiie;;
.'iHc 4e-I ill t h orig
:t SLMe'.- Atloiiuy
lib i lardy X. ltn.tl
ager; of th Ila'ti-
att :npt(.'d to dis-
of the rtc:;nl. If was also intimated
that a seciitary of one of the justices
had offered to produce the decision.
:i.se of the
r-is ion of
r.::'.do a part
AN OLD SAYING
Showing How C?us r.ra Effect Are
r.'cver Far Re;r.ovecl.
?i i:- an saying. "Vh"re t h t '"
hi.::.-.- t 'I ( 's !i s." Not I ss true i
(i.:. . V'hicli : c!( iK-(. has coined more rc -c-u
"Where there's dandruff there':-
and, to juish the inference slid
ve may truly say, "Whero
andruff cured Xewbro's ller
!; en a i work."
""lo hi of Ilerpic-ide's isolation1
as .i genuine cure for dandruff lies in
the fact that it attacks and destroys
the root of tlx- whole 1 rouble a part
sitie gei m which feeds upon the ma
terial which nourishes the hair follicle.
Oihir so (a:. d n medics tire not di-
rer; : d
c i -nt ; ;
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no substitute, tin I'e
by leadbvr drur ei-i -j.
;i :-ta:r.; for y .until'' 'o
oli:.i;;!i . li'-l')!t, Mic"
J nil ap
be grows ti"f
thinks hiii!.-( If.
heiees hiinsi If i I resist ible
llld 1 li'Mie
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T0M0BR0W IS OPENING DAY.
Free Souvenirs To Ladies
Tomorrow (Saturday) we hold our Formal Fall Opening to.
which t. c invite the public with cordial good will.
Our business is lo sell Clothtnrj for Men,
YVcnneri o:ic Children on easy and Confi-
of Credit at Cash Store prices
ne almost at once.
Dr. Williams' P.'nk Pills are not a
'cure-all" hut they have a wide appli
ation in the most common iV.s be
ausc they act directly on the Mood.
A'hen the blood is pure and rich, the
ltrves are strong, ihe digestion is good
tr.d every organ of the body is toned
ip to do the work that nature expects
if it. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills actually
nake new blood and assist nature in
iringinj? about a cure. If you are af-
licted write the Dr. WilKams Medl
ine Co.. Schenectady. N. Y.. for proof
of what the pills have accomplished in
cases like your own.
All druggists sell Dr. Williams' Pink
Puis, or they win te sent oy man post-,
I box, six boxes for 12.50.
i ii if
There ;j just 1
able to do this :
own Clottiin'; f
save th'j i-
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mere t!:.:i ::::
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