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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1900.
Published Daily and "W.ekly at 1624
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Correpppdnce solicited ' from very
township In Rock Island county.
m. TRADES I r7 C0UNCILj
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1906.
Let everybody do his part in contrib
uting to the success of the Farmers'
-Mrs. Howard -Gould's sister has mar
ried a Chinaman. "Will other American
girls take the cue?
An American woman has been nib
bed in a Paris hotel. And the robber
was not the landlord.
Competitive switching tracks in the
lower end of town are essential to I lock
Island's industrial development.
A man In Oklahoma lost his memory
for 14 years. The strange circumstance
is that he was not an official of the
Standard Oil company.
It is refreshing to see John T. Mc
Cutcheon's cartoons back on the first
page of the Chicago Tribune, the great
artist having returned from his travels
abroad. There is only one McCutch
est is no longer a sentimental one.
The Cuban market is the only one in
the world where the United States sells
as - many goods as all other nations
combined. Cuba's buying power is
about $100,000,0(10 annually, and one-
half of this is spent in the United
States. Chile. Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia,
Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil togeth
er do not buy as much as Cuba.. Its
1,700,000 people, if there are that many
there, buy from i;s more than the 000
000.000 people of Japan and China.
Cuba has an open door.
Commenting uikmi the above, the Chi
cago irioune says: Americanization
of Cuba will be a slow task, if not an
impossible one, if by that is meant the
substitution of Anglo-Saxon habits of
thought in social relations or in busi
ness customs for the Spanish type.
Americanization in the sense of making
the United States the dominant factor
in the material prosperity of the island
and in the value of the interests repre
sented there has progressed a long way
since the last Spanish governor gen
eral sailed away. American occupation,
temporary though it was, freed Ha
vana from the yellow fever pest and
taught lessons of sanitation which have
made the island a fit place for Ameri
cans to live in, and the number of col
onists who have gone there from the
United States is not insignificant. Ath
erton Brownell. in Appleton's Maga
zine, sums up the situation by saying
that 'in the four years since the inter
vention period a movement quietly has
been going on that is rapidly tending
toward practical commercial annexa
The interests of the United States
and Cuba are undoubtedly closely link
ed, and conscientious guarding of
American-Cuban commercial relations
will benefit both. For the United States
to seek annexation of Cuba simply be
cause we may profit thereby, would be
wrong. We have pledged ourselves to
a course granting protection to and
guardianship of Cuba, but without
Cuba's overwhelming consent can we
honestly endeavor to make Cuba a part
of the United States. Some day that
may come, but not now.
DAILY, STOKY. ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Norbert Wtiner, at 11 years
man in Tufts college, is
youngest college student in America.
He, is the son of Professor Weiner of
Harvard, a Russian, and of an American-born
mother. When he was S years
old he was -reading Darwin, Huxley,
and Haeckel. .
New York Tribune: In a certain
Massachusetts town the town clerk
combines business with his official ca
pacity. A notice board on the edge of
the town reads: "Automobiles must not
go faster than eight miles an hour. .1.
Olcott. town clerk. Get your gasoline
from J. Oicott." .
They have discovered a new microbe
in .New York and it is quite popular
among actors and society women. It
is called the chrotuophage. its special
function being to turn the hair gray at
a comparatively early age. The hand
Kine actor who has those white hairs
on hi temple that the women admire
so is full of the chromophages. Bald
headed men are immune from the mi
crobea. It only attacks the hair, am
a man without . uair need not worry
about his cbromophage. For years
was- thought that a process of the bloo:
hilled the coloring matter of the hair
cells, but the scalpologists in New York
combat that theory. They say it is tho
cbromophage. The microbe does not
like heat, and for that reason the wo
man who uses the curliug tongs is less
likely to have gray hair than the one
who puts her hair up in papers..
Boston Transcript: While Harvard
was dedicating its new medical school
buildings the University of Aberdeen
was celebrating the 400th anniversary
of its foundation. Four hundred years
seems a most respectable antiquity to
Americans, but in reality Aberdeen is
among the younger of the distinguished
Euroiean universities. Just when Cam
bridge was founded is a question for
antiquarians to settle, but even if we
doubt the accuracy of the statement
that It dates as an organized seat of
learning from the year we know-
that it was the resort of scholars in
those dim, dark days whos nly rec
ords are scanty chronicles. Oxford
ciaims more man i.oihi years or au
thentic history, and the University of
Paris asserts " seniority over Oxford
.Bologna is almost twice the age of
. The Commercial Annexation of
Cuba" is the title of a contribution to
the October issue of Appleton's Maga
zine' by Atherton Brownell. It shows
that the Interest of the United States
In Cuba is different in the year 109G
from "what' it 'was In 1898. Up to the
earlier j-ear ..American interests had
invested in Cuba about $80,000,000,
principally . In sugar and tobacco. As
much more has been invested since the
war, so that now the American capital
invested in the island amounts to $1G0.
000,000. About 4,307.000 acres of land
in Cuba, about 15 per, cent of the whole
area of the. Island, or a much larger
percentage' of the land under cultiva
tion, belongs to Americans. Three
fourths of the $40,000,000 worth of the
cattle on the island belong to Ameri
cans. One-third of the money invested
in railroads, ;$2L5Q0,000. is AmeHcan,
as against $48.d31,000 Cuban and British.
American capital monopolizes electric
transportation, telegraph and telephone
systems in Cuba. The . bonds of the
Cuban republic were bought by a New
York liouso. American capital has giv
en new life to the island, and our Inter-J ARGUS
The interstate commerce commis
sion's report on railroad casualties in
190 5 shows a continuation of the steady
increase in the total of fatalities and
injuries. It is most impressively stated
when it is announced that the rail
roads kill 2tJ persons every day and in
jure 23S. In a year they kill as many
persons as there are in a city almost as
large as Rock Island and injure twice
the number of the entire population of
More than half of the fatalities, how
ever, are due to trespassing upon the
tracks, although but a tenth of the in
juries are due to this cause, showing
an extraordinary rate of mortality. It
would be unfair to blame the railroads
or this portion of the casualties, since
in the main they are due to contribu
tory negligence. The greater number
of casualties is found from among em
ployes. This is divided into four cans
es, which show approximately the same
number of injuries, about 5.0'M), al
though there is a variation in the fatal
ities. the largest number being due to
collisions ami derailments; then, in or
der following, from trains jumping the
track or coupling accidents. This last
has been decreased by the enforcement
of the safety appliance law and may b
expected to diminish as the law is more
inree-ntths of the number or passen
gers killed and injured were victims of
collisions and derailment. One passen
ger is killed or injured in every seven
employes killed or injured. Where one
passenger is killed ten trespassers are
killed. Yet the ratio of passengers kill
rd to passengers carried is increasing,
and as is the ratio of passengers injur
ed. The president's intention to press
for legislation for the better protection
of the traveling public and railroad em
ployes will find strong supporting argu
ment in these statistics.
The Cuban Klection Machinery.
The troubles in Cuba which resulted
in the next thing to the destruction of
the republic, and which may yet so end,
grew out of the elections. The machin
ery of conducting elections in the island
are explained in this way: Under the
Cuban election laws the mayor of a
community appoints the registration
board of two members for an election
district, choosing from the voting lists
one of the oldest and one of the young
est voters. After the millenium, per
haps, some merely human mayor may
appoint one from each of the oppos
ing parties. At present he does not:
they are both of his own political com
plexion. This, however, is regarded on
all sides as perfectly fair, for the mayor
himself is an elected official and his
bias is presumed to at least represent
the majority of the community. The
president has the right to remove a
mayor on charges and appoint a new
one for the remainder of the term of
office. In Havana. Juan Ramon O'Far-
rell was elected mayor in the Novem
ber elections of 1904. He was a lib
eral and against the Palma administra
tion. In the August following, Palma
removed him and appointed as mayor
Kiijio Bonachea, a partisan of Governor
Nunez of Havana province and a firm
supporter of Palma and the moderates.
The registration boards are appointed
in September. Two months ago Bona
chea and the president disagreed. Bon
achea was removed and Julio Cardenas,
tory from the Spanish days of Gov
ernor General Blanco, was appointed
mayor of Havana.
All the news all tho time
HOW THEY GOT AHEAD
OF THE OLD FOLKS.
Miss Julia Wardwell had breakfasted
and was attending to her eauary when
the postman arrived and left a letter
"Good gracious!" sbev exclaimed
"Mamma 'to 1h married.' 'Sorry she
can't come home quite ns early as ox
pected.' 'Mr. Arbuekle. Hows I II
not be naughty about It." What in the
world am I to do? I eau't get jotl to
a strange man in the bouse. I'll"
A maid entered and handed her a
card on which was written, "Henry
Well, 1 declare," the girl went on
with her soliloquy, after telling the
maid to say that she would be down
soon, "this is 'disaster following fast
and following faster. I hardly learn
that I vam to have a stepfather when I
am called to face him. I wonder If
mamma has gone ami made a silly of
herself by taking a young man. Sho
always disliked old ones. So I suppose
she's got a boy. Helgho! I wish I had
some one to marry myself."
She prinked a little before the glass
and then went down into the drawing
room. A handsome young man of twen
ty-fire arose as she entered. He looked
rather embarrassed and stammered a
few incoherent sentences,
"Beg pardon, Mrs. Arbuekle I mean
Miss no, Mrs. Wardwell. for calling
so early. I bave but a few hours ir.
the city, and" -
"You are quite excusable. Mr. Ar
buckle. I received a letter this morn
o uul I. Quite charmed. 1 assure
you. to find so voting a person. I
"And I am quite surprised in you.'
'T think I shall love you very much
My mother died when I was but four
years old, and I have no remembrance
Miss Wardwell looked surprised
"I remember my father." she replied
aud 1 m quite sure no other man can
take his place, but"
"You will not object to the love of a
Miss Wardwell paused again. "The
love of a son! Is mamma to marry a
Meanwhile Miss Wardwell had tnk
en a seat on a sofa, and Mr. Arbuekle,
who had taken a chir, got up and sat
down beside her.
"You have no idea." he said, "how
charmed I am in finding so agreeable
a yonng person. I'm sure we shall get
on famously. You will find me dutiful.
"And I,' she replied, "am equally
pleased. Just before you rolled I made
up my mind that I couldn't endure"
Same here. We have both felt
alike. How delightful to have dissat-
Isfactiou turned to pleasure! Oh
mother. let us"
"Mother!" she exclaimed, drawing
back. "What do yon mean?"
Rock Island county circuit court,
Judge Gest presiding.
Circuit Court Orders.
10.;, Muscatine Lumber Ac Box com
pany vs. Allen. Appeal by defendant.
Judgment for plaintiff as per stipula
tion on file and execution.
237, Thomas vs. Cary. Appeal by
defendant. Appeal dismissed for want
of compliance with rule entered Sept.
12. Procedendo to justice of the peace.
Judgment against defendant for cos's
of this court.
,244, Cramer vs. Wynnes, et al. As
sumpsit. Defendants James L. Wynnes
and Henry Wynnes called and default
ed. Cause heard by court and finding
for plaintiff in $1,SG3. and judgment for
that amount and costs and execution.
18. Guyer vs. Huey. Assumpsit
Defendant called and defaulted. Cause
heard by the court. Finding for plain
tiff for the sum of $1,03G and judgment
for that amount and costs and execu
203. Dorn vs. Mclntire. Replevin.
Judgment for plaintiff as per stipula
tion of the parties on file for the pos
session of the property replevin ed and
212. People ex rel Shallberg vs.
Central Union Telephone company.
Quo warranto. . Leave for defendant to
withdraw its petition for removal of
cause to united states court wnicu is
144, Nason vs. Nason. Divorce. De
fendant called and defaulted.
199. Benck vs. Wigers. Foreclosure
Master's report heretofore filed is ap
proved and decree for sale.
204. Mackin. et al., vs. Mackin, et al.
Bill to set aside will. Trial proceeds.
228. Rauch vs. Rauch. Divorce.
Cause heard by the court on testimony
of witnesses heard in open court.
238. Hoffman vs. Hoffman. Divorce.
Defendant called and defaulted.
216. Lundell vs. Gustus. Bill for ac
counting. Cause of action satisfied;
suit dismissed. Judgment against
complainant for costs and execution.
Rock Island county court. Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding.
In re guardianship of Francis Quist.
Guardian's final reiwrt filed herein on
Sept. 21. 1'JiKi, and approved. Receipt
and release of ward, Francis Quist,
now of age, filed and approved and
guardian discharged and guardianship
Estate of Elizabeth Harper. Annual
That in address
ing Mrs. Pink
ham you are con
fiding your private
ills to a woman
a woman whose experi
ence with women's dis'
eases covers a great
Mrs. Pinkham is the
daughter- in - law of
Lydia E. Pinkham,
and' for many years
and since her de
cease, she has been
advising sick wo
men free of charge.
suffer in sileDce and drift along from
bad to worse, knowing full well that
they, ought to have immediate assist
ance, but a natural modesty impels
them to shrink from exposing them
selves to the questions and probable
examinations of even their family
physician. It is unnecessary. Without
money or price you can consult a wo
man whose knowledge from actual ex
perience is great.
Mrs. Plnkham's Standing Invitation.
Women suffering from any form of
female weaknessare invited to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received,
opened, read and answered bv women
only. A woman can ireely talk of her
private, illness to a woman ; thus has
been established the eternal confidence
between Mrs. Pinkham and the women
of America which has never been
broken. Out of the vast volume of
experience which she has to draw from,
it is more than possible that she has
pained the vary knowledge that will
help your case. She asks nothing in
return except your good-will, and her
advice has relieved thousands. Surely I
any woman, rich or poor, is very foolish
if she does not take advantage of this
generous offer of assistance.
If you are ill, don't hesitate to get a
bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound atonce, and write Mrs. Pink
ham. Lynn. Mass., for special advice.
When a medicine has been successful
in restoring to health so many won?-cn,
you cannot well say, without trying it,
"I do not believe it will help me."
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. m . . . B - . . . m. a. JLk aJLa mMm R l'
report of executors filed and approved.
In re conservatorship of Simon Mi
chaels. Petition for apiiointnient of a
conservator fikd herein on Sept. 7,
190(5, dismissed on motion of petitioner.
Cost to be taxed against petitioner.
"I mean that father couldn't bave
chosen a more satisfactory stepmother
JMopmotner. ny, 1 in to iw your
"What do yon take me for?"
"Mamma's new husband that is to
"Are you not Mrs. Wardwell?'
"I am Miss Julia Wardwell.
look old enough to be your
mnl lior V
"This is very astonishing. I
posed I was calling on father's
"And I supposed you were my moth
"Father wrote me that Mrs. Ward-
well would arrive in the eity yester
day and, as I was passing through.
asked me to caU on ber."
"I hal-e Just received a letter from
mamma saying that she has been de
layed. I supposed she had chosen a
young man. She has never liked old
"Well, well: I" pou my word! And
you're not to be my stepmother after
"I should say not! And you're not
to be my stepfather, aud I'm to have
an old man in the house! I'm disap
"And I'm to have an old woman for
"I shall not live with them.
"I shall take apartments and live
alone, with ft maid ami other serv
"You can't do that."
. "Why not?"
"You're too young and pretty."
"Oh, dear! I'm disgusted."
"So am I. ' I shall go into bachelor
"Why will parents make themselves
happy by making their children miserable:"
"It's very selfish of them."
"They've had their fling and should
defer to their offspring.''
"I d like to get ahead or tne gov
ernor. It would serve him rignt.
"I'd marry a clown to get even with
"I wouldu't mind helping you out."
Miss Wardwell turned away her
head. Her stepfather that .was to
have been moved closer.
"Do you know when our parents arw
to be married?" he asked.
"On the 1st of July, mother says
Your father has business in England
In that month, and they are to sail as
soon as married."
"Very well. We'll beat them by two
"Father's a fool." c .
"So Is mother." c
KJrwji here interfespd. and the dia
logue became unintelligible.
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