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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER l, 1900.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
lecond avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 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
ver fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Roct Island county.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1906.
Tracks to Rock Island's new factory
districts are the key which will open
the door of progress.
As an aftermath of Thanksgiving
day there is yet one more source cf
profound gratitude. The football sea
son is over.
is the mountain country through the
railroad runs, but the level crossing
for a railroad is not tolerated in
The students at our high schools
and colleges can now devote some time
and thought to their studies the foot
ball seasen has ended.
Every trust magnate in the country
will back up the New York Times in
its opposition to the nomination of pry
an for president in 1908.
Critics of the Cubans struggling for
office appear to overlook a similar
tendency among people of the United
States. Cuba's bunch of hungry patri
ots would not make a fair side show
for the grand aggregation hiking for
Washington whenever a change of ad
"Sweating" a Prisoner.
A butcher boy in Dubuque, Iowa, was
recently arrested on the complaint of
a fashionable woman who declared
that he had stolen three diamond rings
and a wedding ring. The boy was
taken to the police station and put
through the process of "sweating.
This process is frequently fiendishly
cruel, and will force a confession if
there is anything to confess, and even
sometimes when there is nothing to
confess. But this Dubuque butcher
boy was singuarly obstinate, and would
give the police no information as to
the robbery. This exasperated the
sleuths and they prepared to apply the
Filipino water cure in order to make
him confess. Just as they were about
to administer this very strenuous rite
the lady who had made the complaint
called up the chief over the telephone,
and told him she had found the rings
just where she had placed them in i
bureau drawej, a fact she had forgot
ten all about.
The boy escaped the water cure, but
it is singular that he didn't confess in
order to avoid the torture.
This story is a new version of an
old, old story that has been repeateJ
many times with variations. Many an
innocent person has been sent to pris
on and endured a penalty he did not de
serve, through being forced to confess
through the sweating process, rather
than to endure the torture.
Inquisitive people in Pittsburg want
to know who got the $70,000 put up
for a certain street railway franchise.
When the finger of suspicion points to
an alderman he assumes an air of in
jured Innocence and murmurs, "Search
me." What might happen were they
taken at their word is another matter.
, In the city of Chicago some won
drous reforms have been accomplished
in the face of great difficulties. Chief
among these is the abolition, through
the medium of a properly constituted
municipal court of the justice shop evil
embracing the constable and the shy
ster lawyer. The need of just such
a reformation right here in Rock Is
land has been frequently pointed out
by The Argus.
Greece Is threatened with an odd
strike. At a public meeting the phy
sicians and druggists of Athens de
clared that their professions would
soon be reduced to starvation. Many
physicians of the city are actually in
straits because of the everincreasing
clinics where patients receive free
treatment. The disciples of Esculapius
intend, therefore, to strike, unless the
government prevents the further estab
lishment of clinics and permits them to
increase their fees from two drachmas
to three drachmas (a drachma is about
nintteen cents). Although the motion
to this effect was combated by several
physicians as unworthy of the medical
profession, it was finally carried by a
large majority, and the strike will
probably go into effect soon.
"Tama Jim" Wilson, secretary of ag
riculture, who probably will achieve
the unique distinction of serving long
er in the cabinet than any other mem
ber of that body, first wooed the fickle
goddess of fame in Iowa as a country
editor. When a young man he estab
lished in Tama a weekly publication
which he named the Star Clipper. Mr.
Wilson is still an editor, sending out
a great variety of publications of value
to the American farmer.
A Coining Cataclysm.
This good old world, which has been
sailing along through other for thous
ands of years with nothing to disturb
its equilibrium but an occasional earth
quake, volcanic eruption or tidal wave
is to undergo an experience that will
wipe out 26 of its largest cities. At
least that is what Edmund Scribner
Stevens, a New York astrologist, de
clares. He has discovered, how is not
stated, that Chicago is to be wiped off
the face of the earth, also New York
Washington. St. Louis. Cleveland, De
troit. Milwaukee, Kansas City, Omaha
and other cities in this countrv. Thes?
cities are to suddenly vanish. The
reason is that the earth is going o
straighten out on its axis. It is a little
askew now, some 23 degrees, but it is
suddenly to sit bolt upright, and then
things are going to happen. Of course
these happenings will not be confined
to this continent. No pent up America
is to contract the powers of this cata
clysm, but the whole boundless world
will be in its grasp. Ixndon. Paris,
and Rome, with its eternal hills, are
included in the universal catastrophe
The upheaval will cause floods and
earthquakes, and then fire will burst
forth from the interior and- play havos
with the cities mentioned and others
of lesser note. What else will happen,
Mr. Stevens does not state.
Juat I.Ike Cliess.
Iliibby It becomes very trying, my
dear. You're always saying check,
check, check! .1 feel as if life were a
long game of chess. Wifle Well, Ed
ward, if you don't give me something
I shall have to pawn, pawn, pawn.
nnd it would'Stiil seem like a game of
chess, wouldn't it? Ally Sloper.
"That's my best work," said the poet,
Ifter reading the verses to Crittick.
Im thinking of having it copy righ tod."
"Copyrighted?" sa'.d Crittick. "If I
were you I'd have it patented." Sau
There is a good deal of talk in Okla
homa of electing an Indian as first
United States senator from that state.
Three men are especially mentioned
in connection with the place Charles
D. Carter, a young man of Ardmore
who owns 12,000 acres of fine land and
a lot of town property; Chief McCur
tain and Chief Pleasant Porter. Mc
Curtain Is a giant fullblood Choctaw.
Porter is a big Creek. ' Chief Porter
is regarded as an orator of ability.
Augustus Thomas, the well known
playwright, was talking about first
nights and the heartrending anxiety of
them. "On my own first nights," he
said, "I am "a pitiable object, utterly
without hope, convinced in advance
that my play is bound to fail. At such
times I often wish I had the self confi
dence that possessed Charles Reade.
He, after he had dramatized his novel
of 'Never Too Late to Mend,' wrote on
the margin of a certain passage: 'If
the audience fail to weep here the pas
sage has not been properly acted.' "
They have no grade crossing In
Austria. A railroad with 728 bridges
has just been opened by the archduke,
Franz Ferdinand.- It connects Trieste
with Assling; passing through the Ty
rol. Besides the 72S bridges, there are
4J tunnels on this wonderful railroad.
The bridge over the Isonzo river is
one of the r0 largest bridges In the
world and has a span of 270 feet. The,
reason for the multiplicity of bridges
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MAY. EAT HERRING AFTER ALL
THE LOAN OF "A QUARTER."
It was in the early days before the
Iron horse had permeated "the plains'
farther than 'Cheyenne that a stage
coach lumbered along a road not far
from the then village of Denver
There was a St. Louisian going out to
look at mines on Clear creek and a
Chicago merchant going to establish
a branch somewhere, anywhere he
was not particular. A Methodist min
ister (very lean) and an Englishman
(very fat) completed the men. Tim
onlv woman was a schoolteacher, with
large, angular features.
"They say," remarked the St. Loui
sian, "that there's a robbery every day
on some of the roads In Colorado, and
notwithstanding the fact people con
tinue to travel with valuables on their
nersons. I never use anything but
drafts for my expenses. When I reach
Denver I'll have to borrow a quarter
for a glass of beer to wash the dust
out of my throat."
"Is there no law in the country?"
asked the Englishman.
"Law?" exclaimed the Chieagonn.
"You English people are always talk
hie about law. Of course there's no
law away out here. Do you take this
for a suburb of Loudon?"
"If we are attacked," said the min
ister, "I shall attempt to influence the
robbers by prayer."
"You might as well attempt to make
them drunk on soda water," snapped
At this point the stage stopped, and
the -driver was heard talking to a
horseman he had met in the road. The
horseman said he had been robbed n
mile farther on. He did not know
whether the robbers had ridden away
or were waiting for the stage, but it
made no difference to the travelers, for
If the stage did not go on to the rob
bers the robbers If they chose could
come bark to the stage. After some
discussion as to what to do the driver
decided the matter by going on. Then
the conversation among the passengers
became animated. What was to be
doii with the valuables?
"Such thirurs can only occur In a
country like this, where there's no re
spect for the law," growled the Eng
llsbman, whose face was very hot anil
whose eyes were very anxious.
"You never had highwaymen In Eng
land, did you?" retorted the St. Loui
"Let's give our valuables to the pnr
son here." said the Chicagoan. "Per
haps after it's all over he can pray
them out of purgatory for us."
The schoolteacher said nothing, but
pulling up her skirts on the right.
where she was protected from observa
tlon by the side of the coach, tied her
purse in her handkerchief and hung It
to her waist.
"Take nine." said the Chicagoan
"They won't search a woman."
"And mine," said the minister.
Every man In the coach deposited
his valuables In the same safe place
except the St. Louisian. who had de
clared that he traveled only with
drafts. Lifting up the cushion of the
seat, he placed his valuables under it,
then lowered it and sat on it.
Meanwhile the coach rolled on nnd
was now near the place where the rob
bery had leen committed. A clatter of
horses' hoofs was heard coming from
"They're going to take us fore and
aft," said the St. Louisian. "We'll
hear a shot in front in a moment."
But there was no shot. A horseman
overtook the coach, and a number of
white faces peering from the window
saw the man who had been robbed.
He called to the driver to stop, nnd
when he did so the horseman jerked
out a brace of revolvers and covered
the people in the coach. At the same
time the schoolteacher opened the door
next her and stepped down on the
"Got 'em?" asked the man who had
All but one. That galoot," pointing
to the St. Louisian, "is sitting on his
plunder. It's under the seat." The
voice was a man's.
The St. Louisian was ordered to
arise and produce his valuables, which
he did with great alacrity. The horse
man opened the pocketbook accompa
nying them and took out a goodly num
ber of crifp bills.
"I knew he had the big haul of tho
lot by the way he talked." said ' the
schoolteacher. "We'll see what's here."
Without the slightest sign of mbd-
esty he pulled up his skirts, displaying
corduroy trousers stuck in his boots,
and about his waist dangled the pock
etbooks of the passengers, the circle
ornamented here and there by a gold
watch. Opening one pocketbook after
another, he took out, the contents and
threw the pocketbooks away. Then,
laying all the bills together, he rolled
tbeiu In a wad and thrust them in his
trousers pocket. Ills next move was
to divest himself of. his feminine ap
parel, which he rolled in a bundle and
handed to the horseman.
"Where's my critter?" he asked of
"At the crossroads back there."
"It's two miles, but I'll have to walk
It or delay these confiding people by
taking one of their horses. But this
would make me a horse thief, which
Is beneath any gentleman. Goodby.
my friends. I wish you "a pleasant
The confederates took their de
parture and the stage drove on. The
Chicagoan turned to the St. Louisian
Lend me a quarter for a glass of
beer when we get to Denver."
A grim smile appeared on the face
of each passenger.
Thirty-five Thousand Barrels Taken Off
St. Johns, N. F., Dec. 1. About C5c,
000 barrels of salted herring have been
taken from Bay. of Islands thus fr
during the present fishing season. Ten
vessels will sail for the fishing grounds
this week. The weather is not yet cold
enough to freeze the fish, and frozen
cargoes will not begin to come in until
Dec. 15. It is estimated that the tbr.al
output will equal that of last year, but
Canadian and Newfoundland vessels
are getting larger catches, while
American vessels are getting smaller
catches than last season.
It makes you
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wholesome bread and biscuit
best for crisp cookies
best for delicious cakes, tooth
some muffins, doughnuts that
will melt in your mouth.
Everything- you make irell,
it will help to make better,
because it's "beat Sy test."
Anybody can cook well if they use
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It is chemically eorroct and makes
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Over the London.
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