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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1900.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly. SI per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
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.
TRADES "fllffij COUNCIL M
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1906.
Get the essential track facilities to
the lower end factory district.
Let everyone get ready to do his part
la the entertainment of the Farmers'
We hope the new ten-yard rule in
football will lessen demand for the
six foot excavation at the cemetery.
A Colorado man was killed by a rail
road sandwich. May ho rest in peace
lie will never have to eat another.
Senator Knox of Pennsylvania does
not look as though he weighed over 120
pounds, but when registered in Pitts
burg the other day gave his weight as
153. The senator is practically a
stranger in his voting precinct. When
he registered last year none of the
watchers knew him. On giving his
name as Philander C. Knox one of
these officials stepped forward with the
remark: "That feller's a ringer. He
ain't no senator." Just then a well
known citizen happened along and set
all doubts at rest.
When Pierpont Morgan sailed on
the Celtic to Naples a stop was made
at Monta Delgada. in the Azores, and
thence a deputation came to call upon
the magnate. The talk during the re
ception turned to music and a lady
asked Mr. Morgan if he had ever heard
the Gregorian music that is sung in the
Sistine chapel in Rome. "I have." Mr.
Morgan said. "And how did you like
it?" the lady asked. "Those chants,
you know, are said to be sung to the
tunes which were used in David's time."
Mr. Morgan smiled. "I could never un
derstand till now." he said, "why Saul
threw his javelin at David."
by sentiment expressed at 'a ma?s
meeting at which the speakers declar
ed this killing of blacks arid whites
was a reflection upon the city, state
and nation, and further demanding
that the law must be enforced even if
bullets lired under official instructions
are necessary to such law enforce
ment. Mob law is anarchy and nothing
Where Nations Prepare to Kill.
It is a singular fact that the nations
recently engaged in war with each oth
er in the far east were so dependent
upon a single company for war mater
ial that, were it not for it. hostilities
might never have been declared. Some
of Russia's finest vessels were built by
these German constructors, and equip
ped with guns cast also at their works,
while much of the ammunition which
they used was manufactured by the
The heavy ordnance of the Japanese
battleships came partly from the same
source that supplied the czar's cannon.
Today the Essen works have facilities
for manufacturing ordnance of every
type, ranging from the one-pounder
rapid-fire gun used in the fighting top
of the warship, to the sea coast dei'ense
gun and the main battery of the first
I'p to the present time, as the Tech
nical World points out. this monster
plant has completed about 45,000 guns
for naval and coast defense and artil
lery, including the gun carriages and
TWO ACCIDENTS AT GALYA
There is a woman in New York who
is distinguished by the belt she wears.
It is perhaps the most remarkable con
ceit in New York, consisting of 16 gold
medals, each of which represents a first
prize in an athletic contest won by the
wearer's fiance, the two medals form
ing the clasp standing for national
championship. The making of this
belt was a formidable task for the jew
eler who got it up, owing to the fact
that the fastening together of the 1G
medals had to be done with unusual
care, since the liberal use of enamel
made the business of brazing the gold
eyelets for the connecting links a la
borious process. The medal winner is
a member of the New York Athletic
Will some republican newspaier or
politician please tell the people what
good thing the last congress did that
had not been inaugurated or suggested
by democrats long before. Thoodorc
Roosevelt was president?
... . i .... -i
nu hianeu ine railroad rate, reg
illation sentiment in this country? The
ho started every other reform that
has benefited the people? The Ieni
ocrats. The democrats not only sug
gested and started the reforms, but
they were put into law by the of
let President Roosevelt is landing
his aid to republican candidates for
congress in order that the party may
nave a majority in the next house. At
the same time he knows that not one
of his proposed reforms will be toler
ated by a republican majority, as no
beneficial measure was tolerated in the
present congress but for the backint
All of which show that Mr. Roose
velt's ingratitude and injustice to his
democratic supporters against the in
trigues and conspiracies that were ar
rayed in his own party against leg
lisation for the benefit of the people.
AWARD PRINTING CONTRACT
Tbe Mob Spirit in Atlanta
The shocking riots at Atlanta. Ga
in which a number of persons were
killed and a score or more wounded
is the alarming climax of a series of
sanguinary disturbances that have oc
curred in the United States in the past
year. Something must be done to end
these acts of lawlessness. No one has
sympathy to express for the black
fiends whose beastly assaults upon
white women have fired mobs to fren
zy, but under the sacred laws of this
land, no crime, however beastly or
vicious warrants the perpetration of
another crime, and certainly no one
can deny that the slaughter of men. be
they white or black, innocent or guilty,
and no matter how depraved, is mur
der. The intentional taking of human
life, be that life the life of a white man
or a black man, unless by process of
law, in- murder, and the shooting down
of men. even if the slain are black rap
Ists, is murder.
This frequent resort to mob law, in
creasing in frequency in fact, makes it
imperative that two things be done.
1. Iet the law in due process pro
vide swifter punishment for the rapist
Let the trial in such cases be tho
rough, but without red tape, be abso
lutely impartial, but without delay,
and let the guilty be made an example
to others who might be tempted to re
peat the fiiendish offenses such as in
spire lynch law.
2. There should be more fearless
prosecution of the participants in
lynchings. These riots are led. as a
rule, by irresponsible persons who ere-
ate panic by their unwise agitation,
and who incite riot. No mercy should
be shown such persons. If the mobs
they lead commit murder, they are the
murderers and should be punished as
such. The law so directs.
.That the south does not encourage
or contenance such laxity of law, and
that Its i f oVi are opposed to this
form of outlawry, is shown, by the sc
tion, taken in calling a thousand troops
to Atlanta and threatening martial
law If any more breaks are made by
The proper spirit is further shown
Illinois Board Gives Second Class to
Phillips Brothers of Springfield.
Springfield. 111.. Sept. 25. The sec
ond class printing contract was award
ed by the state board to Phillips Bros,
of Springfield for $14.22tf. The first
class contract was awarded to H. W.
Rokker of Springfield, and the third
class went to the Illinois Printing com
pany of Danville?.
The contract for pater was given
to the Dearborn Paper company of
Chicago for $20,91)6, and the second
class was awarded to the Whiting Pa
per company of Chicago. The price
was $9,14'J. Bids for class B envelopes
were rejected owing to an error in
specifications, and new figures will be
The World's Railways.
Although the European countries
started building railroads earlier than
the United States, statistics show we
are now far ahead of them all. in fact
we have over 10 per cent more miles
of main track than the whole of Eu
rope combined. This remarkable show
ing it probably only equalled by one
other and that is, the wonderful rec
ord of cures made by the celebrated
Hostetters Stomach Bitters. It was
first introduced 53 years ago and today
is far ahead of any other stomach rem
edy, both in prestige and cures. If the
stomach is weak, tongue coated, appe
tite poor, or bowels constipated we
know of nothing that will do you so
much good as a few doses of the Bit
ters. Try it and see. It always cures
indigestion, dyspepsia, heartburn, fiat
ulency, female ills or malaria.
For developing the figure. Cleanli
ness is the first law in medicine. If
you want a fine figure and good health,
use Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Tea or tablets, P.5 cents. T. II. Tho
Snarp Pains tye Gnesi
The result of cold, will not grow
into dangerous congestion nor
inflammation, if the sore spots are
promptly rubbed witn
Anchor Pain Expeller
Dr. Goldstein of 134 Rivington
Street, Htvr York says : I have
found Dr. Richter's Anchor Pain
Expeller to be an invaluable rem
edy in cases where a liniment is
required, especially for Influenza,
Our trade mark, the ' Anchor "
is on every bottle.
All druggists, 25 and 50 cents.
F. AD. RICHTER A. CO.
210 Pearl St., New York.
Taul Gridley, junior partner iu the
firm of Johnson, Stokes fc Co., having
gone to N. to collect a long outstand
ing account and having received a
check for $10,002.50, drew the money
from bank and went to his hotel with
it. Having other business at N. to
transact the next day, be was obliged
to remain overnight. During the after
noon lie took a walk to kill time and
met a man who ashe passed sang out:
"Hello. Gi-idley. What are you doing
here?" Gridley stopped to look at the
man, whom he did not recognize, but
he passed on, saying that he was in a
That eveuing while Gridley was sit
ting in his room a card was brought up
to hi in bearing the name "Joseph Cou
ekm." He was looking at the card, trying to
place the mau whose name it bore,
vvhou the door was pushed open, and
"Don't know that you remember me,
Mr. Jridlev," he said. "I've seen you
at the store often and have bought a
lot of goods of your concern. The
truth is, I've come up here on a matter
of business and was hurrying to get
through when I iuet you on the street.
Couldn't manage it and had to stay
over in this beastly town, where I
eioii't kuow a ffoul. I thought of you
and hunted you up."
"I can't exactly place you." said
Gridley. "There are so many custom
ers coming and going that 1 can't re
member them all. Besides, 1 have
c harge of the accounts" and don't do
Mr. Condon settled himself in a chair
and talked volubly on general subjects,
while Mr. Grkllef did most of the lis
tening. Presently up wamo another
card with the name "Iioburt C. Perry,"
a name Gridley did not recognize
any more than Unit of Mr. Condon.
He, however, directed that tho new
comer should be shown to his room.
Mr. Condon, who seemed to have set
tled himself to a pleasant evening,'
looked annoyed at being disturbed.
Mr. Perry w;m a florid 111.111, with a
pleasant smile, and came in joyfully.
Gridley rose to receive him.
"Beg pa'don for ' trespassing, Mr.
Gridley," he said effusively; "but, see
ing your name on the register from my
native place. I ventured to send you
my card with a view to asking about
some of my old friends."
"I shall be very happy to serve you,
Mr. Perry. This is Mr. Condon. Mr.
Condon, Mr. Perry. 1 suppose we are
all bored at being iu a strange town
and should help each other out."
The three sat down together amica
bly. Mr. Perry'asked about several of
his old friends, but Mr. Gridley didn't
happen to know any of them. Mr. Con
don, produced cigarettes. Mr. Perry
tooi one, but Mr. Gridley said he
Mr. Perry asked permission to order
up cocktaus, wnicn was gramcu.
though Mr. Gridley said he never
drauk. Mr. Perry, however, told the
waiter to bring three cocktails. When
they came be took one of them to the
.as Jet. saying that- he thought there
as "something in it." Finding some
thing, he took the other two glasses
there on the tray for inspection. Fi
nally be was satisfied and set them on
the table. Mr. Condon drauk one, but
Mr. Gridley steadily refused. This was
not remarkable, for lie was superin
tendent of a Sunday school and never
drank n. drop of any liquor. This left
the two strausrers to accept each oth
cr's hospitalities. Both remonstrated
at the position they were placed In as
guests, using a host's room to treat
themselves in, but Gridley was immov
able. Mr. Ferry puffed away on Mr.
Condon's cigarette, and Mr. Condon
drank Mr. Perry's cock tad.
Presently Gridley noticed that the
conversation was crowing a trine
heavy. He looked at his self invited
rruests and saw that they were both
"I fancy," he said, "that you gentle
men are no more used to liquor than I,
Judging from the effects of oue glass.
Mr. Condon tried to make a jovial
reply, but while doing so his head fell
upon the back of Lis chair, and he
snored. Mr. Ferry attempted to go to
the window, but fell over on the bed
Gridley summoned an attendant, the
clerk was called, and, Gridley having
explained the circumstances, the two
men were taken to another room. How
they "could have got drunk on one cock
tail no one could, explain. It was sur
mised that they had been drinking be
fore the call.
The next morning Mr. Gridley loft
the bJtel early and did not return to it
before takingtthe train for home. On
lb next Sunday morning lefore going
to his Sunday school, taking up a pa
per, he was surprised to read:
"Our esteemed follow citizen, Mr.
Paul C. Gridley, while recently visit
ing N. received two callers who it is
supposed intended to drug and rob
him. Drinks were ordered and ciga
rettes were smoked. The police were
looking for both guests and arrested
them at the hotel the next morning.
They are two notorious crooks who.
unknown to each other, attempted the
same game. One dragged the other's
liquor, and the other produced a drug
ged cigarette. Since Mr. Gridley does
not drink or smoke he escaped."
Mr. Gridley went to his church, gath
ered all the boys of the Sunday school
In one room and gave them in his re
cent experience a fine Illustration of
the value of abstinence from smoke
and liquor, inasmuch as he had saved
$10,000 by refusing both. He was.
however, later summoned, to appear be- I
fore the vestry to explain how drinks !
be served In his room. . I
Daniel Killio Struck by Board Auto
Collides With 3 Rig.
Daniel Killip, a Galva man, aged -13,!
is lying probably fatally injured as a
result of an accident at tho Hayes
Pump and Planter works, where he is
employed, lie was working at a ripsaw
when the board he was cutting became
caught in the saw and was thrown
against his. abdomen, rupturing both
kidneys and earning other internal in
juries. Contractor Brennan, who is in charge
of the construction of the ir.tcrurbon
from Kewanee to Galva. was driving a
rig which was struck by an automobile
near the hUter place Sunday at an ab
rupt turn in the road where I he hcds;o
prevented the nutoist. who was a Chi
cagoan. from seeing the danger till loo
late to avoid it. Brennan was consid
erably cut and bruise d. T.y auto'--;
gave h'ra to settle the dtun.'se.-:.
BIG GAIN IN EARNINGS
Rock Island Road Shows Ir.crefece of 15
Per Cent Over Lest Year.
Earnings of the Chicago. Rock Island
&. Pacific Ilailway company for the
f $ lOI i
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- J:hi!!!$tf for breakfast VK;!;i!!i,
fV Incis i;ii.niT:;:s
Ijl ,i!j'il;''j aftr veu o:ico ". ;:".!
i Hh'Uyf cat Toasted Cora 'W';V
J Flakes for vour v - J ;
breakfast. Jst the y
:i.7 mere thought of it ls
"ij delicious iood i;:ake3
i-j you hungry. The eut-
.? ineof it gives vou strength.
J energy and vitality.
Toasted Corn FHkes arc Vi
made of the Nvt co.-n, thor- ifi
onghly cevdeed and dextrinized
so that they d:gest easily ar.d ij
arce with everybody. A food 3
that y.T:i uiil thoroughly -f
eaj.y at any menl all tha
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can 1 e u .;diu so many
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THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY"
Fixing Up For the Winter?
nOIN' WITH YOUR RUCS
THIS is headquarters for
.every kind of rugs. You will
find in any' novelties here that
other stores do not show so
our customers tell us every day.
Our stock is complete now;
therefore, perhaps more inter
esting than it may be in a few
weeks. Yv'heneir you omo
ymi will lind our prices most
favorable in fact the new
Jrmond Seamless Hu is sold
in other cities at. $7.j.U0. This
is a worsted Wilton, iYl in
eize, in both Oriental and Per
sian patterns, and when we
marked these rugs at $50. 00,
we know they are consldurably
lovvtr in price than anywhere
else. If you are anticipating
purcnasing a rug,
see these at
WE are also showing Wilton
velvet seamless rugs, !t.12
in size, oriental patterns
only; first showing at
E have just added a new lino of special size rugs
very rich colors of floral designs iu reds, browns, taim
and greens, and we have marked them at 05i
a non-resisting price y OC
'""THicsc arc useful as well
as ornamental i 11
your home, and really
vour room decorations arc
not complete unless 3011
have a Rojjc Portiere at
each door. The makers
this season tried to out
do their former efforts,
and wc agree that the'
full3' succeeded. We now
have them well displaj-ed
for your inspection, a
very beautiful assortment
of colors, 6 ft. 6 in. wide
by 7 ft. long are the very
latest at .5.00, 3.50, 7 A
2.85 and .IU
Another popular one is the
Hope Valances, this one :s
made ," lei t wide by o feet in
length, just the proper thing lor
a small d.jr or opening, assort
ed colors, and at a
THE time is practically upon
us when you'll need com
forts. We have surpassed all
former stocks this season in
quality and you'll agree with iy
that the prices are lower, tpial
itv r- niFidered.
VouiiK iV M. "oirii s Thinl Fleor
Our Lace Curtain Sec
tion is now displaying
new Fall Curtains.
r -t t
-v -if ' '''dr- v"; .
Comforts in floral desinH, as
sorted, colors, made of high
grade silkoline, pl;:iu on one
side ;.t ?1.10 and Others
that :tr ma;ie extra large, knot
ted ov sM-flifi. sanitary eotton.
at $.;.2r., $2.?8,
Special size comforts for large
beds, finest quality, sateen and
cotton at ;!.2.".
52.7."), $2..".'i a-.'d . . .
Haby comforts, jii-iin white and
novelties, com; from our own
workrooms at iliic,
5".c, 4'.c and
EVERY person knows
what good blankets
are and when we say
good blankets we mean
ever3' word of it. They
are now displayed for
your consideration on t he
third floor, and wc think
you'll fully agree with
us wIkmi wc say it is the
finest line of blankets
ever displayed for the
IVlllble blanket-. 10.1 size, ;,!
colors, at $1.50, $1.12'., $1.00,
83c, 75c, and 65c.
IV. nhle Maukets. 11.4 sl.i , ad
Ctflors at $2.00, $1.43, $1.00, Ojz
Ex-tra size all-wool blankets,
plaids and stripe borders at
$7.98, $6.98, $5.75, $4.50, $3.98,
$3.75 and $2.98.
Read Ad. Tomorrow
Evening Fall Open
tr ended .Inne "0. Jlim;, show an
increase in gross el 5 .. l ". or n...
per cent, compared with the previous
j ear. The gain in net was $-'..1 77. -111!',
or 2!. 5 per cent. The exhie.it as a
whole must be highly satisfactory to
Hock Island interests. The operating
latio was tlX.i:;. against 70.50 the pre
vious year. The total surplus now
stands at $21 .77,207.
The pamphlet reports of the Chicago
& Eastern Illinois and the disco sys
tem were also issued ysierday. Their
gains in ju'oss, howev r, were for the
year relatively small.
PLAN AN ORGANIZATION
Mass Meeting cf Young Peoples Socie
ties to Be Held Oct. 15.
At a .meeting of the presidents of the
vaiious young peoples' societies eT the
ehurch'-s in the tri-ciiies at the Mfinii
rial Christian church last cv ning, th"
plan of oivanizin an association ;h
discussed. It was decided, after hear
ing the entimi nts of those presftif, t
hold a mass m'tttn ;ct. l." ffjr tie;
purpose of eUctlug ofllcers and com
pleting the organization.
All the news all the time
Direction Chamberlin, Kindt & Co.
Thursday, Sept. 27.
Madison Corey Offer.- Arthur Deacon iu the Original
MusicaL Beauty Show Tuneful, Rollicking, Fiiscinatin,
Pgy from P
EUI.ALIE JEXSEX. AS "PEGGY.
Sow lusic T)y J. A. Ray nes. New Scenery, Xow Costumes, Knlarett Or
chestra. Unapproachable in Artistic and Kxiltotl
l.eauty and Splendor.
PRICES 25c, 50c, 75c, $1 and $1.50; box, $2. Scats now on sale.
Phone west 224.
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