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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 190G.
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Correspondence solicited from every
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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1906.
Improved waterways are essential to
commercial prosperity, and competi
tive tracks are necessary to industrial
development iu Rock Island.
The show business has a new recruit
in George Vanderbilt. millionaire, who
Is charging an admission fee to Bilt
more. Last year's gate receipts were
If such a distinguished assembly of
thinkers and workers as the delegates
to the waterways convention cannot
deepen the Mississippi channel, with
the help of the next congress the ac
complishment of this great project is
as remote as the completion of the
Japan is accused of cultivating a
jingo spirit. When the Japs calmly
examine the huge national debt they
have contracted during the last three
years, they will feel inclined to talk
over in a friendly spirit any differ
ences that may arise with a stronger
power than Russia.
.Frederick William Wile, who has
been the Berlin representative of the
Chicago Daily News for the last four
years, has just been made correspond
ent in chief for Germany of the Lon
don Mail and the chain of other news
papers and periodicals controlled by
Lord Xorthcliffe, formerly Alfred
Harmsworth. Mr. Wile is a graduate
of the University of Notre Dame and
was sent to London by the Chicago
Record at the outbreak of the Boer
war. During his work abroad he re
ported the death and funeral of Queen
Victoria, the coronation of King Ed
ward, the famine in Finland and Swe
den in 1904, and the .Swedish-Norwe
gian crisis last year, at which time he
interviewed King Oscar, being the
first American newspaper man to in
terview a European monarch for pub
lication. It is understood that the
Daily Mail will pay him the highest
salary paid to any American newspa
per man in Europe. Mf. Wile is 32
years old and was born in Laporte,
For Deep Waterway.
The lakes-to-gulf waterway conven
tion, in which Rock Island will be well
represented, will meet in St. Louis to
morrow with the knowledge that its
work has the opposition of the chair
man of the house committee on rivers
and harbors. The most important task
of the convention, says the St. Louis
Republic, will be to provide ways and
imeans tc overcome this opposition,
which, it may be presumed, is reinforc
ed from other branches of the house
Congressman Theodore E. Burton of
the Cleveland district in Ohio is chair
man of the rivers and harbors commit
tee. Though he is preparing to report
a bill before the holidays carrying some
$00,000,000 for river and harbor work.
he looks coldly upon the Mississippi
above the mouth of the Ohio. He has
given notice that his committee has
no . money for the St. Louis-Chicago
deep waterway at the coming session
The hearty approval given the lakes-
to-gulf deep waterway by so great a
master of transportation as James J.
Hill ought to help powerfully in over
coming the opposition which the pro
ject will encounter in the present con
In an address delivered in Chicago
on Saturday night Mr. Hill urged the
necessity for a 15-foot channel in the
Mississippi from St. Louis southward
As' the head of one of the greatest
railroad systems in the country, Mr.
Hill anay be supposed to know what he
is talking about. He knows that the
railroads cannot haul all the freight
that is offered without unreasonable
delay, and he knows that such a water
way would help rather than injure the
This week's convention must prepare
for a strong and persistent fight in be
.half of the commerce and industry of
the middle west. The fight will no be
made without powerful allies, but.it
must be well organized and well sus
tained In order to succeed.
A Bureau of Healtb.
.Pasteur wrote: "It is within the
power of man to rid himself of every
The time has now arrived, In the
judgment of many persons, and as
condensed In words by Professor J.
Pease Norton of. Yale university, for
establishing a national bureau of
health at Washington to wage warfare
against the preventable diseases of
mankind. . In a similar way. the Unit
ed -States department of agriculture
has expended during the last 10 years
$50,000,000 in a splendid fight against
the diseases of plants and animals.
The fearful wastes of death aud
sickness and the dreadful havoc
wrought can never be described. The
fiercest battle ever fought left no such
bloody trails, even when the mailed
hand of war smote cruelest and harsh
est, as the crimson boulevards ten
death-chariols-wide traced by the
passing finger touches of pneumonia
or consumption wastes within
week's end span, says the Quincy
Herald. Along these ghastly boule
vards will be strewn, before 12 months
are gone, more blasted hopes and brok
en hearts than all the countless grin
ning skulls slain in fair fights and
whitening battlefields since time be
Could the 750,000 persons in the
United States marked for death dur
ing the next 12 months from prevent
able causes voice in mournful verdict
their conviction, in a last solemn mor
turii salutamus, who can doubt what
would be their admonition: That good
health is more precious than rubies,
and a long life well lived fairer than
beaten gold. Who can doubt, if these
measures were before the nation, how
they would cast their verdicts? As the
slaves chained to the chairs of the
conquerers in the triumps that are
gone, so the passing hours silently re
mind us: "And we too are mortal.
In a paper read by Professor Norton
before the. American Association for
the Advancement of Science partial
data was assembled concerning the
magnitude of these wastes and the pos
sibllities of prevention. -The great
need is the awakening of the nation
to the splendid remedies which the
great medical and sanitary experts
could devise, if properly organized for
What Sleep Keally Is.
Do you know what sleep" is?
You thought it just lying down and
closing your eyes and well,, just
sleep, didn't you?
Now, here's the latest explanation
afforded by science.
Sleep is induced by the internal se
cretlon of the pituitary gland, and
as a matter of fact, somnolence is
characteristic of tumors in the pitu
itary body. In sleeping sickness a
hypertrophic pituitary body is found
It is also a fact that certain intoxi
cations and autointoxications expert
mentally induce hypersecretion of the
pituitary and therefore cause somno
lency, which is also found in all con
ditions causing a congestion of the
On the other hand, insomnia Is noted
in degeneration of the pituitary, in the
late stages of acromegaly, in arterios
clerosis and other conditions which
favor atrophy of the pituitary.
This ought to put you to sleep any
A Port' Carloui Compliment.
It was the habit of Richard Henry
Stoddard, the poet, to always speali
well of every one. No matter liov,- bad
the character of a person, the good
gray poet invariably found some trait
to praise. One day lu bis office on
Park row some friend entered and
asked him whether he knew so and so
and. if so. what was the man's reputa
tion. It happened that the man had a
shady reputation and was .well known
as a "gold brick" operator. The aged
poet lighted his pipe aud answered:
"Yes, I know him. He is the most
energetic, progressive, irrepressible.
good natured, artistic kiud of an un
mitigated rascal that I ever met."
Cold Sloraice In Irlah Bogi,
For long it puzzled me to know what
the poachers did with the birds they
shot in July. There is no cold storage
in the north of Ireland, but they have
discovered an excellent substitute. The
birds are buried four or five feet deep
In dry peat, and, I am told, come
out perfectly fresh at the end of two
or three weeks. When one remembers
the bog butter dug out of the peat bogs
In a comparatively fresh state after
being buried for probably 200 or COO
years, it Is not difficult to believe that
grouse might keep,, under the same cir
cumstances, for two or three weeks.
Letter in Country Life.
The Tact Market.
Chancellor James R. Day was once
advising a young undergraduate "of
Syracuse university to cultivate tact.
But, alas," he said, "I fear that advice
on such., a subject must always be
wasted. On tact the last word was
spoken by Barbey d'Aureville when he
'If tact could be bought, only those
already possessed of it would want to
buy It.'" -
Slaklnff New Robber IManta.
From a rubber plant which is grow
ing In a living room, the .best way to
gat plants is by scoring the bark of the
lirub where you want the roots to
grow and. covering the Injury with
sphagnum moss, which must always be
kept damp. Roots will soon permeate
the moss, when the limb should be cut
off and potted. Garden Magazine.
m Th onlr hlgb nd
r Bakin PowJer sold
"Curse these British hounds. They
would have taken everything except
our souls had we not fought them
and beaten thenr, and now they want
our bodies on the ' sea to sail their
ships. Talk about the right of search.
Impressing British seamen and all
that; they're stronger on the water
than we, and it's here they continue
to show their serpents fangs. Oh, for
a Paul Jones to come down on this
ship aud treat it as he treated the
"I suppose it would have been more
sensible for me to go to work instead
of resisting. Then I wouldn't be In
this cubby hole, a man with a cutlass
to watch me. Methinks he's getting
sleepy. Drop your . head again, old
fellow, and catch it spasmodically. A
few more nods and you'll not count
for much as a guard. But what if I
could leave this hole? I can't get out
of the ship. One, two, three, four, fife,
six six bells. I wish the fellow would
go to sleep. I'd just take a turn about
the ship to stretch my legs.
"Now for it. He doesn't stir. Good
by, my hearty. I'm going to see what
one of his majesty's ships looks like at
3 in the morning. Everybody asleep.
That's a fine sniff of air even if it does
come through a porthole. What's In
here? A canvas bag on a bunk, with
a shot tied to one end. Wonder when
they're going to toss him over. I wish
they'd toss me over instead. I'd rather
make a dinner for sharks than work
for British tyrants. Wonder if the
watch on deck are all awake. Reckon
they are. These Britishers are good at
discipline. No, I can't go up there.
"Suppose suppose I could get tossed
overboard In place of this dead man.
Where would I go to? To the bottom,
of course. I couldn't get out of the bag,
and the shot would sink me. I might
find a knife to take with me. But I
couldn't swim ashore. We must be off
the Massachusetts coast. Wonder if
their lifeboats are fitted with cork side
pieces. If I can get enough cork to
float me and a knife I'll try it. It's
still dark or dusk. Hello, a knife!"
"Who's there?" .
'That fellow nearly got me. If It
hadn't been for him I'd have been over
In the water In another second. But I
got the cork. I wish I could have dip
ped Into the boat. I might have se
cured a cork jacket instead. Now, I'll
steal back aud try to summon nerve to
get into the bag.
"There, my man, or. rather, my dead
man, you stay under that bunk while I
take your sleeping place. I'll have a
hard time relacing the bag. All right;
I reckon that'll do, though they may
notice bad lacing. Now comes the
worst of it, the waiting.
"Seven bells. I must have dropped
asleep. Strange that I could sleep iu a
dead man's bag; but, now I think of it,
I've not slept before for two days, not
siuce these rascals took me from the
"They're coming. Here they are.
The leaving on of that shot came pret
ty near betraying me. They've got it
tight enough this time. Never mind
the burial service. Oh. God, to listen to
one's own burial service! That's what
it Is, my burial service. I'll never get
out of this alive. What a fool! I
could have submitted and lived.
"The Lord have mercy on my soul.
Will I never get this cord cut? Dowu.
down! What an awful dowu! If I
don't do it In another moment the wa
ter above will hold me under. Besides.
I cau't hold my breath so long. Aba!
Goodby, old shot; you may go to the
bottom. I'm going up. Whew, that
was a long breath stop! Oh, blessed
air! Let me get rid of this bag and I'll
breathe easier. Thank heaven it isn't
"Odds fish! I didn't think the ship
was so near. I got under the water
Just in time to miss being seen. It
wouldn't have mattered. They'd have
thought the shot had slipped off and
the dead had arise'n.
"This is tiresome, and I'm getting
hungry. If I could only have come up
on a few herring in the galley before
reaving the ship. Let me see, judging
from the position of the sun It must
be an hour or two past meridian. Not
a ship yet sighted. I'm near the
coast and should at least see the sails
of fishers. What's that on the hori
zon? It's a sail, sure enough.
"Yes, it's getting larger all the while.
It's coming straight for me.
"'Ship ahoy r
"They hear me. They're luffing to
the " wind. That's the pleasantest
sound that boat coming down from
her davits I've heard In a long while.
I'm In luck. This way. you lubbers.
What are you steering off two or three
points for? Can't see me for the
rollers? Well, I am bobbing up and
down a good deal, but I've got used to
It There you are. Now keep that
course till you reach me.
Who. am I? Never you mind till
you get me aboard your ship. Did you
bring any rum? Good. Here's to the
stars and stripes! Don't they look fine
after being imprisoned under that
British rag? Anything to eat? No.
Well, give way, hearty. I can think,'
but I can't talk not till Tve filled my
bread basket. I've done thinking
enough for a dozen years. All right;
you'll have to hoist me aboard.
"Well, now I've eaten and drunk!
I'll tell yon that I'm an American sea-l
man impressed oy rtnnsners'anu es-,i
caped." WENDELL C. M'LEAN. I
HAS FIVE WiVES.
President Joseph F. Smith of the
Mormon and Ilia Arreit.
Joseph Fielding Smith, head of the
Mormon church, who was arrested a
few days ago on the charge of Hing
unlawfully with five wives, was a wit
ness before the senate committee on
privileges and elections in the Smoot
case. He at that time expressed his
belief in the principle of polygamy and
admitted having a plurality of wives.
President Smith recently returned
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JOSEPn F. SMITH.
from a trip to Europe and on his ar
rival in Utah wnrf informed of the
birth of his forty-third child.
President Smith is of patriarchal np- i
pearauce. He was born in 1S3S and I
roarried his first wife forty years ago.
He was elected presideut of the Mor
mon church in 1901.
Cure For The Blues
ONE MEDICINE THAT HAS NEVER FAILED
Health Fully Restored and the Joy of
When a cheerful, brave, light-hearted
woman is suddenly plunged into that
perfection of misery, the BLUES, it is
a sad picture. It is usually this way :
Sh has been feeling " out of sorts '
The dentist's chair was tipped so.f?
back that escape for the village seam
stress, a lady of remarkable conversa
tional ability, was impossible. Wads
of absorbent cotton Mere tucked be
neath hor tongue, some patent appli
ance held her jaws apart, and -nil the
lower half of her countenance except
one back tooth was concealed under
a decidedly ' damp rubber dam. The
patient's mouth was full of water,
speech was impossible, and the poor,
naturally talkative lady was suffering
agonies of discomfort.
The engrossed deutist paid no heed
to her squirmings or to the appeal in
her eyes. Fortunately, however, the
patient's hands were free. Groping in
the reticule that huug from her belt,
she brodght forth paper and pencil and
wrote: . ., .. . .
"Help! Help! I'm drowning."
A Year of Blood.
The year 1903 will long be remember
ed in the home of F. N. Tacket of Al
liance, Ky.. as a year of blood, which
flowed so copiously from Mr. Tacket's
lungs that death seemed very near.
He writes: "Severe bleeding from the
lungs and a frightful cough had brought
me at death's door, when I began tak
ing Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, with the astonishing result
that after taking four bottles I was
completely restored and as time has
proven permantly cured." Guaranteed
for sore lungs, coughs and colds, at
Hartz & Ullmeyer's drug store. Price
50s and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
for some time ; head has ached and
back also ; has slept poorly, been quite
nervous, and nearly fainted once or
twice; head dizzy, and heart beats very
fast; then that bearing-down feeling,
and during her periods she is exceed
ingly despondent. Nothing pleases
her. Iler doctor says : 44 Cheer up : you
have dyspepsia ; you will be all right
But she doesn't get " all right," and
hope vanishes; then come the brotxl
ing, morbid, melancholy, everlasting
Don't wait until your sufferings have
driven j'ou to despair, with your nerves
all shattered and your courage gone,
but take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
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Mrs. Rosa Adams, of 819 12th Street,
Louisville, Ky., niece of the late Gen
eral Roger Hanson, C.S.A. She writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham;
" I cannot tell you with pen and ink what
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
has done for me. I suffered with female
troubles, extreme latitude, 4 the blues,'
nervousness and tha all-gone feeling. I wa
advised to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and it not only cured my fenuile
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fore. I consider Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound a boon to sick and suffering
If you have some derangement of
the female organism write Mrs
Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., for advice.
Why Am I Not
Prices O. K.
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praise them. They should
be in every family, for I
believe they are all you claim for them. As
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Detroit. Mich. Dr. tl. A. CLEMENT.
CALL AT DRUG STORE F0S FREE TRIAL PACKAGE.
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Vi V MONEY
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WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING, OR EXCHANGING
SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
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MY WORD, FOR I PLAINLY SEE IT HAS MADE ME MONEY AND
FRIENDS. COME FEARLESSLY- AND DEAL WITH ME. AL
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I ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN MY STORE THAT
HATE ME. WHY DO THEY TRADE WITH SUCH A MAN? PURE
AND SIMPLE, THERE NEVER WAS A SPOT LIKE IT, THAT CAR
RIES $10,000 WORTH OF SECOND HAND GOODS. SO NOW
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ONE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER YOU READ THIS AD OR NOT.
I AM STILL THE MEANEST MAN IN TOWN, AND YOU CAN'T
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Harper House Block.
Pohn P. Sexton, Prop.
' 38 per cent of heating power in
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We have Hot Blast Stoves
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BUFFETS. We are show
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fets ever offered in this part
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We have just received a beau
tiful line of early English
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A fine genuine quarter-sawed
oak, "golden finish," highly
polished, has large mirror in
back, has one drawer lined;
is a regular ,$23.00 buffet;
MORRIS CHAIRS. Newest designs.
latest improvements, at prices lower
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greatest values ever offered in Morris
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pare them with Morris Chairs that oth
ers ask from 10 to 25 per cent more for.
We have a beautiful solid golden oak
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To introduce our three new ranges,
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Corner Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.