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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 190G.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance. '
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
bave real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, Oct. 8, 1906.
Welcome to every farmer and his
family and friends.
Somebody suggests that the school
book trust works under cover. .
The coal trust is now preparing an
explanation why the price of coal must
The public mind is being prepared
for Thanksgiving exactions. The turkey
crop is said to be short in certain sec
Under the present rules anyone who
is killed or injured in playing football
is guilty of a plain violation of the
ethics of the game.
The eyes of the baseball world are
on Chicago this week, but the eyes of
the agricultural and industrial won
are on Rock Island.
"Greater Rock Island" is the inscrip
tion on the corn palace in Market
square in honor of the representative
farmers of the nation. That is the right
Competitive tracks are essential to
the industrial development of Rock Is
land. They will come through the ef
forts of Rock Island's Industrial Com
A big American insurance company
is about to abandon busiuess in Russia.
Every one who really needs life insur
ance in the czar's 'domains is pretty
sure to cash in on the policy before the
company's profits begin to grow.
The war department has decided
against the proposition to feed Ameri
can troops who may be sent to Cuba on
rice and dried fruit, the diet oil which
the Japanese soldiers are said to have
gastronomically prospered. Nothing
finer than good old hard tack and
beans, and some real coffee.
Now that Mayor Des Planches, Italian
ambassador to the United States, has
resigned, Baron Hengeimuller. Austrian
ambassador, becomes dean of the dip
lomatic corps in Washington. It is
known that for years the cherished am
bition of the baroness has been to see
her husband in this position. She Is
one of the most beautiful women in the
capital, highly cultivated and a great
social favorite. Her entertainment has
always been characterized by exclu
siveness and novelty.
Gabriel D'Annunzio lias erected a
monument over the grave of his dog.
The inscription on it is a lengthy one,
beginning with the words, "Sacred to
the imperishable memory of my great
est and most faithful friend." The do?
was killed by a peasant some months
ago. The novelist prosecuted the man,
who at trial in Florence, said that he
killed. the dog because it worried his
hens. The author had engaged the
services of two notable counselors at
an expense of $1,000 to prosecute. He
won. and the peasant was sentenced to
10. days' imprisonment.
Peter Couture, for 18 years an ob
scure mill employe and small shingle
manufacturer in Washington, has gone
to Ottawa to claim one-third of a $20,
000,000 estate that he and his two
brothers will divide. Couture left home
after a violent quarrel with his parents
20 years ago. When the news of Cou
tures' fortune reached him a month ago
he refused to accept the urgent invita
tion to go east and aid in settling the
estate. He had become enamored of
the work in the woods, but finally, find
ing that proof of his inheritance was
indisputable, consented to go. He de
clares he will return to the far north
west when the estate is divided.
Pensions Remain Stationary.
The chief fact regarding the national
pension roll, discussed in the annual
report of Commissioner Warner, is that,
although there has been a decrease of
more than 12.000 in the number of actu
al pensioners in the past fiscal year, the
payments required remain virtually at
the same figure.
The million mark, after having been
passed, is now. receded from. More thau
43,000 pensioners died in the 12 months
ending with June SO, and the removals
from other causes made a total 'diminu
tion of 47,444. This was partially coun
terbalanced by the addition of prac
tically 35.000 names, of which 33,569
were new. Thus convincing evidence
of the durability 6f the l'st is again af
forded. Comparatively unimportant,
from a historical standpoint as was the
fighting In- the Spanish war, one of the
results of that conflict Is sure to be the
granting of numerous pensions.
In view of the relatively steady "main
tenance of expenditures, it is necessary
to take into account the effort of "Order
78," issued by President Roosevelt, mak
ing the attainment of a specified age by
civil war veterans presumptive proof of
pensionable disability. Under this clause
23,628 claims were allowed last year.
The country is not inclined to protest
against this, for the prevailing feeling
is that the old soldiers should be gen
erously dealt with. But it is well that
the facts should be thoroughly under
stood. The fallacy of the theory that
pension payments are likely to dwindle
to a small amount within the next few
years is sufficiently revealed by the of
ficial statistics. There are still four
pensions paid on account of the revo
lution and upwards of 11,000 pensions
are regularly transmitted to survivors
of the little Mexican war and their
It will be a long time before dis
bursements from the treasury because
of the civil war come to an end. But
the American people are both able and
willing to supply whatever sums may
be needed to defend from want every
man who honestly went to the front to
do his part toward preserving the unity
of the nation.
Tariff Posers for "Uncle Joe."
Kansas City Star: The people of
Missouri know now that the agricul
tural prosperity of their state is , due
entirely to the protective tariff. They
know this because Speaker Cannon
said so in his Kansas City speech. But
what they do not understand is why
the blessings of the republican stand
pat doctrine have worked so unequally
in the several counties. What the Mis
souri farmers would like to know is
why the proteevtive tariff has brought
bountiful harvests to the rich alluvial
counties along the Missouri river and
to those of the midland prairies, while
it has done little or nothing for the
rocky, hilly counties of the Ozarks. A
point which adds to the confusin is
that the rich counties of good crops
are almost all democratic, while the
poor counties that cannot raise any
thing better than Ben Davis apples are
almost without exception republican.
If there had to be discrimination, it
would seem that the republicans would
be the beneficiaries.
Of course, before Mr. Cannon made
his speech in Kansas City it would
have been argued that the rich alluvial
farms produced good crops just because
they were fertile, and the mountainous
counties were distinguished for nothing
in particular not even, in many in
stances, for Ben Davis apples for the
very reason that they were hilly and
rocky. But "Uncle Joe" says that the
tariff makes the farmers prosperous,
and so, since soil and rain and sun and
climate have nothing to do with it, the
problem aiuist remain forever unsolved
unless it is explained as being an
other instance of the way the protec
tive policy confers benefits on some
and imposes burdens on others.
Chicago, Oct. 8. Following are the
market quotations today:
December. 73. 74 1. 73, 7V2.
May, 78, 7S, 77. 7S.
December. 42. 42V2. 42, 42s.
May, 43, 43, 42. 43.
December, 34, 34V. 33. 34.
May, 35, 35, 35, 35'4.
January, 13.47, 13.57. 13.42, 13.57.
October. S.yO, S.92, S.!U, S.90.
January, 7.90, 7.97, 7.9, 7.97.
October, S.20, S.35. 8.20, S.35.
January, 7.22, 7.30, 7.20, 7.30.
Receipts today Wheat 04, corn 350,
oats 343. hogs 33,000, cattle 31.000,
Hog market opened weak to 10c low
er. Hogs left over 3,200. Light 6.25
C.C5, mixed and butchers 6.20 6.75,
good heavy G.006.75, rough heavy
Cattle market opened weak to 10c
Sheep market weak, 10c lower.
Hogs at Omaha 2,500, cattle 5,000
Hogs at Kansas City 6,000, cattle 21,-000.
U. S. Yards, S:40 a. in. Hog market
weak to 5c lower. Light 6.20616.65.
mixed and butchers1 6.206.75, good
heavy 6.006.75, rough heavy 6.00
Cattle market weak to 10c lower.
Sheep market weak to 10c lower.
Hog market closed weak.' 5c to 10c
lower. Light 6.156.65. mixed Mud
butchers 6.15 6.75, good heavy 5.93
&.i 5, rough heavy 6.00 6.20.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed 10c lower.
New York Stocks.
New York, Oct. 8. U. P. 187. U. S.
Steel preferred 107, U. S. Steel com
mon 48, Reading 152. Rock Island
preferred 67, Rock Island common
29, O. & W. 48. Southern Pacific
94, N. Y. Central 140. Missouri Pa
cific 98 ?4, L. & N. 147. Smelters
158, C. F. I. 56, Canadian Pacific
179. IllinoU Central 175. Penna 141.
Erie 48, C. & O. 61, B. R. T. 77,
B. & O. 122, Atchison 103, Locomo
tive 75. Sugar 136. St. Paul 175U.
Copper 116, Republic Steel common
38, Southern Ry. 26.
Children eat. sleep , and erow after
taking Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea. Brings -rosy cheeks, laughing
eyes, good health and strength. A to
nic for sickly children. Tea or tablets.
35 cents. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
AN INTERESTING LOAN.
Miss Beyard was staying at her
aunt's cottage at Newport. Miss Bey
ard was rich; her aunt was rich. I
was rich myself or I would not have
wasted time courting Miss Beyard.
Poor (young) people think that when
there is plenty of money iu a family
the sons and daughters can afford to
marry for love. It's done exactly the
other way. . The poor must marry the
poor, for we rich people have no matri
monial use for them.
I received a note from Miss Beyard
saying that she bad something to tell
me which she couldn't very well write.
Considering that there was a courtship
on between us, this was quite enough,
and there was no use In my going. It
meant that I might look elsewhere for
a wife. I wrote her to that effect, then
tore up my letter. After all, I would
prefer to receive my formal dismissal
from her lips. I was curious to know
If her heart was going with her hand.
I took the evening boat for Newport
and called the next afternoon.
"Who is he?" I asked.
"Who has told you? No one but
Aunt Adeline and I and he knows any
thing about it. It has been somewhat
"I guessed it from your note."
"How bright of you! He is Lord
I was astonished. Bingletou had been
over some months. He had brought
letters to me, and I had put him under
obligations. He knew nothing of my
wishes with regard to Miss Beyard.
He was one of the British aristocracy
who had come over to America for a
The reason for my astonishment was
that Miss Beyard is a superior girl
and I had supposed quite above such
a sale. I considered the price alto
gether insufficient, especially as Miss
Beyard was worth $5,000,000. How
ever, a title Is a good thing for a wom
an of means to have in the family.
"Well," I said, "it only remains for
me to wish you a pleasant life among
British peers and peeresses."
"You don't seem very regretful," she
"Yon want a title; therefore I want
you to have a title. If you needed my
assistance to get one you should bave
"That's very kind of you." I arose.
"Are you going so soon?"
"Yes. There's nothing mutually inter
esting for us to chat about. Goodby. I
hope there will be no slip between you
and your wish."
She didn't look altogether satisfied as
she offered me her hand and bade me
That evening Bingleton called on inc.
"I heard you were here and came up
at once. I have news for you. One of
your American belles has been unwise
enough to throw herself away on me."
"Yes; that pretty Miss Beyard no
end of money in her own right. You've
been very kind to me thus far, old
chappie, but I've got a harder nut for
you to crack now. The sums you have
advanced are bagatelles compared with
what I need now. I've got to keep up
this expenditure for three months.
Then comes the wedding, with its pres
ent to the bride. My uncle's bequest
won't be paid for a year. That's all
the security I have to give. I mean
I haven't any to give at all."
I had said only that day to Miss Bey
ard, "If you needed my assistance
you should have it." Here was a
chance to - help her by helping Lord
"How much do you need?" I asked.
"I could get on with $10,000."
"Nonsense! You need $30,000." 1
took a check book from a trunk and
wrote him a check for $30,000. "You
will average up $10,000 a month as
Miss Beyard's fiance. No gush, please.
There's no obligation. I know you will
be good for the n.tount."
In a few days I received a note from
Miss Beyard asking me to call. I
dropped in an hour before dinner. I
saw at once there was something on
her mind. She looked at me with the
same expression as before her Bingle
"When you told me the other day,"
she said, "that if I needed your as
sistance in my affair with Lord Bin
gleton you would give It I didn't think
I should have to thank you for it so
"What do you mean?' I asked in
"You have supplied his temporary
"Has he gone daft, to tell you about
"My aunt knows his people in Eng
land and knows that very soon he will
come into 100,000. She also knows
that meanwhile be would not be able
to live as we do during our engage
ment. She offered him temporary as
sistance. He told her that he had just
made a loan from the 'best fellow iu
America' and In the exuberance of his
enthusiasm gave her your name."
I never was more astonished in my
life. Miss Beyard could have knock
ed me down with a feather.
The next afternoon Bingleton came
up to me at the casiDo, bis smiling face
big with Intelligence.
"She's told me all. What a deucedly
funny affair, to be sure! I congratu
late you, old chappie. But, I say, do
you need that thirty thousand? There
is a second best, you know, and I ex
pect to land ber tonight. Ten million
sure and perhaps more. But" bis
face falling "she's not MIsb Beyard."
I begged him to keep the thirty thou
sand as long as he needed It I was
happy a few days later when he told
me that be bad secured the $10,000,000.
D. FISK BRADY.
YOUNG MAN DIES
Charles H. Kappenberg Passes Away
Suddenly in Davenport Hospital.
Charles H. Kappenberg, aged 31, a
farmer living near Long Grove, Iowa,
died while under the influence of ,an
anaesthetic at Morbonia hospital. Dav
enport, this morning. He was to have
submitted to a minor operation, but
died before it was performed from par
alvsis of the heart. He was apparently
in perfect health. His wife, who was
present when he died, is prostrated.
Bryan Opens Campaign.
Lincoln, Neb.. Oct. 8 W. J. Bryan,
who completed his three days' tour of
Nebraska Saturday night at Central
City, left last night for Kansas. The
present week he will make speeches
in that state and Missouri. Next week
he will visit, in- turn, Illinois, Wiscon
sin, South Dakota, and Colorado, and
the week following will be devoted to
Indiana and Ohio, which will end his
campaign, except, possibly, one or two
speeches in Nebraska. v
SERIOUS OPERATIONS AVOIDED.
Unqualified Success of Lydia E. Pink
barn's Vegetable Compound in the
Case of Mrs. Fannie D. Fox.
THEN WHY DON'T YOU LIST IT WITH AN AGENCY THAT WILL SELL IT? LIST
IT WITH THT AGENCY THAT IS DOING THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS OF
THE TOWN. LIST IT WITH THE AGENCY THAT HAS BONA-FIDE BUYERS FOR THE
FOLLOWING PROPERTY BUYERS vHO WILL BUY AS SOON AS THEY FIND WHAT
One of the greatest triumphs of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is
the conquering of woman's dread en
The growth of a tumor is so sly that
frequently its presence is not suspected
an til it is far advanced.
So-called "wandering pains" rosy
come from its early stages, or the
presence of danger may be made mani
fest by profuse monthly periods, accom
panied by ' unusual pain, from the
abdomen through the groin and thighs.
If you have mysterious pains, if there
are indications of inflammation or dis
placement, secure a bottle of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound right
away and begin its use.
Mrs. Pinkham, of Lynn, Mass., will
give you her advice if you will write
her about yourself. She is the daughter-in-law
of Lydia E. Pinkham and
for twenty-five years has been advising1
sick women free of charge.
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
" I take the liberty to congratulate you on
the success I have had with your wonderful
medicine. Eighteen months ago my periods
slopped. Shortly after I felt so badly that
I submitted to a thorough examination by a
physician and was told that I had a tumor
and would have to undergo an operation.
" Soon after I read one of vour advertise
ments and decided to give Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound a trial. After
takinsr five bottles as directed the tumor is
entirely gone. I have been examined by a
poysician ami ne sms x nav e no sinus i a
tumor now. It has also brought my periods
around once more, and 1 am entirely
well." Fannie D. Fox, 7 Chestnut Street
FOUR 6-ROOM MODERN HOUSES
TWO 7-ROOM MODERN HOUSES
ONE 8 ROOM MODERN HOUSE
THREE 6-ROOM HOUSES
TWO 6-ROOM MODERN COTTAGES
THREE 5 OR 6-ROOM HOUSES
TWO 5 OR 6 ROOM COTTAGES
ONE 5 OR 6-ROOM COTTAGE
These must be located on or between
Fifteenth and Twenty-third at reels.
Will pay from $:J.o00 to $3,000. They
must be worth the money.
In east part of town will pay $l,S0O
West of Twentieth street worth $1,
; m to $2,roo.
Between Twelfth and Fifteenth streets
willing to pay the price for some
thing that suits.
Between Fifteenth and Twenty-third
streets, $2,mio to $3,000. Want to buy
on easy terms.
Modern, convenient location, must
have rooms all on oik; floor.
located in a territory bounded by
Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets and
Seventh and Ninth avenues.
If your property answers any of the above descriptions, IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT, we
can sell it and sell it AT ONCE. No matter whether or not your bouse is listed with another
agency, if you want to SELL it list it with us. Wc will put no sign up, will not advertise it,
except with your consent.
If you haven't time to come down to our office drop us a postal card -or telephone us
we will come to see you.
Open Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
Scfareiner (St Hubbard,
18011 Second Avenue, Upstairs.
Old Phone 702 Y.
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I S.ve 1-3 Your IFiel I
IF SOMEONE WERE TO MAKE YOU A PRESENT OF TWO TONS OF
GOOD COAL, YOU WOULD THANK HIM FOR IT, WOULD YOU NOT?
IF SOMEONE WOULD TELL YOU HOW TO SAVE TWO TONS OF COAL
FROM YOUR USUAL WINTER'S SUPPLY HE WOULD BE EQUALLY
ENTITLED TO YOUR GRATITUDE WOULD HE NOT? IF WE CAN
HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF SHOWING YOU THE BUCK'S HOT
BLAST HEATER, WE CAN SHOW YOU WHERE YOU CAN SAVE ATjl
LEAST ONE-THIRD OF YOUR WINTER'S COAL BILL. AND WE WON'T
CLAIM YOUR GRATITUDE EITHER, BUT WE DO WANT A CHANCE
"TO fROVE UP." COME INTO OUR STORE TODAY AND LET US
SHOW YOU THIS TRULY MARVELOUS HEATER.
Ot'Il STOCK OF FtnMTlHK, CAHI'ETS AND III ftS IS
NOW THE FINEST ANI L.ItiEST STOCK IX THIS PAKT
OK THE COUNTRY. WK HAVE JUST UECEIVTO A CAH
I.OAU OF BUFFETS AXI COMBINATION" BOOK CASES
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL. I.INE OF GOODS WE HAVE EVEIt
r 1 1 m i ifc
Corner Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.
To introduce our three new ranges,
the Dinner Hell, New Age, und Early
Meal, all steel ranges, we have cut the
price ho low that you can not possibly
afford to miss this opport unity to pet
a iirst class range at a price that will
positively Hirprifo you. These ranges
are made specially for us, everyone
has our name cast in the stove,
which is a guarantee of lirst class
Our Dinner Dell, price S26.00
Our New Age. price S33.50
Our Early Meal, price 39.75