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TH13 ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 190G.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Friday, Dec. 28, 1906.
Competitive tracks constitute the sole
essential to the development of the
west end factory district.
We hear that the Japs have plotted
a simultaneous uprising 'against Amer
ican authority in Cuba, Hawaii and the
Philippines. More yellow peril!
. A dog's kisses have given a man
hydrophobia. This is not the first time
mankind has been driven made from
similar demonstrations of affection.
A New York scientist discovers that
man is partly made of soap. This fore
shadows an immense saving in house
hold economy. Water costs nothing.
Another railroad employe in the car
distributing department is found 'wicn
$10,000 of coal mine stock for which he
never paid, but the coal, company got
cars when wanted and has no com
plaint to make.
Iishment of trading ttamp companies.
New Jersey follows the New York law
and provides a penalty for the distribu
tor of trading stamps who violates it.
Connecticut requires the person giving
trading stamps to redeem them. They
can not be made redeemable by a third
THE MAN WHO MEDDLED.
IN FIELD OF LITERATURE
It is not that Albert T. Patrick has
an inordinate love of life, but he real
ized that if he allowed them to send
him to the beyond he would no longer
be In position to worry the courts, gov
ernors and president Of this land of
The Contents of the January Success
Magazine are as Follows: "My Life
So Far" (second installment),! Josiah
Flynt; "JImmie's First Case" (a story),
Montague Glass; "Public Utilities" (a
poem), Joaquin Miller; "Fools and
Their Money IV.," Frank Fayant;
"New York's Hotel Palaces, Remsen
Crawford; "Francis J. Heney Fight
ing Man," Henry Beach Needham;
"The People's Lobby," Samuel Mer-
win; "Freedom at Any Cost," Orison
S. Marden; "The Story of 1906 Told in
Cartoons;" "A Writer of Books" (a
story), Martin M. Foss; "The Central
Valley Affair" (a story), Charles F.
Martin; "Turner's Tourniquet" (a
story), Henry Harrison Lewis; "The
Second Generation" (conclusion), Da
vid Graham Phillips; "Dawn in the
Alleghanies.' Madison Cawein; "Gath
ering Holiday. Greens," Thornton W.
The New Year's Woman's Home
Companion. President Roosevelt is
the star contributor to the January
oman s Home Companion. An offi
cial statement written and signed by
him, in which he requests the Woman's
Home Companion to give "the widest
publicity to my previous utterances on
child labor," appears in the magazine.
The president outlines his position on
this important national question with
his characteristic forcefulness. . The
next contribution in point of impor
tance is "The Human Side of John D.
Rockefeller," which gives an intimate
iew of the world's richest man. It is
unique in that it shows some unsus
pected facts of John D., and is graphic
ally illustrated with hitherto unpub
lished photographs supplied by Mr.
Rockefeller himself. Homer Daven
port, the cartoonist, describes how he
not only saw Abdul Hamid II., the sul
tan of Turkey, but made the only draw
ing extant of this mysterious ruler of
a passing empire. The alleged por
traits hitherto published of the sultan
really are photographs of his brother.
Mr. Davenport risked his liberty and
his Arabian horses to get this exceed
ingly rare and very remarkable draw
ing of the sultan for the Woman's
Home Companion. The portrait has a
place of honor in the January number.
In the death of Judge E. E. Parmen
ter Rock Island lost a representative
and a model man. An ornament to his
profession, he proved an adornment to
the bench. Sturdy honesty was the
nrpdnminant trait of Judge Parmenter'3
I T T .1 .1 T A A. T T . 1 . T
character. He. was conscientious to a jveren. naie senas a iew
notable degree, painstaking in all that Years message to his host of friends
h did. a hard worker, cordial always, " mommy euuonai page. ,very
nrf inst in all his dealines with his body knows that the venerable an
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fellOW men. lu,au'e aumur ui liitj .Man wunuut
i a country nas the whole country as
his home and that friendly advice from
The New Pension BUI. I him is thrice welcome. The 800,000
Senator McCumber is urging early I women club members of America will
consideration of a service pension bill I read with interest the-article on "The
which it is estimated would make nec- Amusing Side of Club Life," contribu
essary an additional appropriation of I ted by their honored president, Sarah
$10,714,000 to pay the increased rate I Piatt Decker, and all women and moth
for soldiers of the civil war. now onlers will appreciate the many other
the rolls. I special articles and departments pro-
It is difficult to give an accurate I vided for them in this "great magazine
forecast of the total expenditures which J growing greater." The fiction . is even
would be necessary if this bill should I stronger than usual. Elizabeth Stuart
be passed. There was a large net losslFheips publishes the first Installmen
In the rolls between the fiscal years I of a powerful serial entitled "The Sa
endine in 1905 and in 1906. and the ex-cred Fire;" Marie Van Vorst contrib-
nenditures for the -latter year fell be-lutes a fascinating short story, "The
low the estimates. They decreased I sentinels ; zona uaie is represented
from $144,862,000 to $139,000,000, the! by a short story, "In the Time of the
difference being nearly. $G,000,000. I Chrysanthemums, and there are in
The probabilities are that a steady stallments of serials by Jean Webster
decline has set in under existing law I and Juliet vilbur Tompkins. The art
and that for a time It would be offset features are usually good.
bv the Dronosed new legislation if that
should eo into effect. Under its pro- Notice to nunters. -
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visions every honorably discharged I ne persons wnose names appear De-
soldier who served for 90 days in the low have organized to prosecute to the
civil war anu who shall have reached I mil extent or the law hunters round
the age of 62 years would be entitled trespassing on their property and spe-
to a nension of $12 a month. At 70 ciai omcers nave Deen sworn m ior tne
vtars the Dension would be raised to I Purposes of making arrests:
$15 and at 75 to $20. As the laws now! Black . Hawk Charles Blazer, John
stand-the ase of C2 or any greater Blazer, William Schuck, Carl Bell
ami considered as if it were a SDe- house- Fred Liekefeldt. Henry Hurley,
cine disability whicn entitled tne soi
dier of the rebellion to a pension. The
grading is: At C2 years, $6 per month;
after C3 years, $8; after 68 years, $10,
and after 70, $12. -
George Ricketts, Jacob Tanner, Frank
Stoeffel, Frank Rouse, Louis Vetter,
Howard Dunn, John Kadel, Tri-City
Pasteurized Milk company, Sam John
ston, F. H. Jenkins, John Hokenson,
William Shave, Henry Nelson, Hedley
Peterson, Mr. Marsh, Hugh Robson,
Lewis Wilson, Mr. Kerr, Ed Spiegel, C,
Peterson, George Clark. John Erickson,
Tne Iais of Trading Stamps,
One quarter of the states of the coun
try adopted last year some new legis-1 Chris Heber, Wilson Matthews, James
lation or amended some former legis-1 Dickson, Alvin Johnston, George Pafr
lation in reference to trading stamps, jmer, John McAfee, D. W. Matthews,
But the states have approached the! George R. Sydnor, John Scarr, Mrs.
trading stamp problem by different I Charles Kyte, John McConnell, Walter
methods. I McConnell, George Sears, W. II. Mar-
New York regulates the issuance and! shall, John Cox,
redemption of trading stamps by pro-1 Bowling Adolph Hoover,
viding that the value of the stamp in
lawful money shall be printed on the
face of each and that they shall be re
deemable In merchandise or money on
Edgington William Miller.
Water Cure for Constipation.
Half a pint of hot water taken half
demand. Maryland prohibits the sale Ian hour before breakfast will-usually
or Issuance of trading stamps except I keep the bowels regular. Harsh ca-
for a stated value in money, such value I thartics should be avoided. When a
to be printed on the face of each. Lou-1 purgative is needed, take Chamber-
isiana authorizes the use or trading I 'am's stomach and Liver Tablets. They
ctampa tinder the license given to lire mild and gentle in their action.
trading stamp companies, the value of I For sale by all leading druggists,
such license ranging from $5,000 to
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receipts. Massachusetts imposes a taxi iwjy uic
of 3 per cent on the gross receipts of
nrllrloa anlrl fnr nrhlph trading SfamnP
California prohibits the giving of trad
ing stamps or coupons entirely. Color
ado makes it a misdemeanor either to
give or accept a trading, stamp if "rep
resenting an uncertain bonus for the
purchase of " goods." . .Washington pro
hibits trading ' stamps entirely. Ne
braska-follows the New York law and
fixes a graded penalty for its violation
of from $100 to $1,000 for each offensa
New. Hampshire prohibits the estab-l
modentto price. N
fCopj-rlght. 1900. by Ruby Douglas.
Harmon Fowler set out to make a
lour of Spain on foot. , . "
From a fellow student Fowler had
picked up a pretty fair knowledge of
Spanish, and when his pilgrimage had
begun he had no trouble in making
himself understood by the people he
encountered. For three weeks he had
no adventures worth recording. Then
they followed thick and fast. One
night at a village inn he was awakened
from sleep by three men who entered
the room next to his and began talk
ing and drinking. The partition was
of boards and full of cracks, and the
student had no difficulty in hearing
every word that passed. When he
came to get sight of the men he saw
that they were hard cases. They had,
as was soon related, committed a rob
bery and perhaps a murder on the
highway a few miles distant. They
had shot a horseman out of his sad
dle, plundered his person and left htm
where he fell. The money taken from
him had been concealed in a deserted
hut, and over and over again the trio
pledged themselves at their dagger
points to be faithful to each other in
the division of the spoils. No single
one of them was to visit the hut with
out the consent of the other two. If
one proved a traitor the others were to
hunt him to his death. After the hue
and cry was over they were to divide,
The manner in which those fellows
talked of the crime made the Ameri
can's hair stand up, and he was only
too glad when they finally left the inn
without knowing that the next room
was occupied. When they had goue
Fowler lay awake for hours wonder
ing what he had best do in the matter.
He had heard the men call each other
by their first names. He could give
the police a minute description of
them. He knew that they were to sep
arate and where each one was to pass
the next month. They had even nam
ed the man they had robbed and per
haps murdered. The student had only
to go to the police and state his case,
and all the clews would le in their
hands. He had about decided to do
tills when he went down to breakfast
but n little circumstance changed his
mind. The landlord himself brought
his breakfast ajid after a word or two
about the weather carelessly observed:
"I trust that the seuor slept well last
"Very well. Indeed," was the reply.
"There were some late travelers. I
hope they did not disturb you?"
"Not at all."
The landlord looked at him sharply
and then seemed satisfied. After that
there was no doubt in Fowler's mind
that his host knew of the crime and
was accessory before or after. It was
already known In the village that a
prominent citizen of the province had
been fatally shot and plundered on the
highway the night before, but the land
lord said nothing about It. An hour
later Fowler got the information from
others. lie now decided to say noth
ing to the authorities, about the affair,
and in setting off on his daily tramp
he bade the landlord such a cheerful
adieu and spoke so many words in
praise of his house that the man could
have no suspicions of him. Neverthe
less he had reasons to believe that he
was dogged and kept track of for the
next three days.
The crime had excited widespread In
terest. The victim was prominent In
church and state, and the money lie
was carrying belonged to the former.
This made the crime a heinous one in
the eyes of the masses. A large re
ward was offered, the police incited to
do their best, and it was believed that
the criminals would soon be captured
Fowler heard everybody talking about
the affair, but had little to say about
The crime of the highway was
week old when a strange freak seized
the American. lie decided to go back
over his road and visit the hut In
which the plunder was concealed. The
men had located it so closely that he
knew he could find it. He wanted to
t;ee if the plunder was really there. It
was the most extraordinarily foolish
thing he could have thought of, but he
-ielded to the Impulse. In returning
he took the train instead of iuakin
the journey on foot, and, leaving it
about six miles from the hut,, he cut
ucross the country. He found the hut.
but when within ten feet of it was ar
rested by a gendarme. Three hours
later he was in prison charged with
the crime. Then several other things
happened him. When he-attempted to
prove an alibi Dy the lanoiora at
whose inn he lay that night the man
kicked it all over out of revenge. When
he said the money was concealed in
the hut he was charged with an Inten
tlon to secfrre It for his own use. Hav
ing overheard the talk of the murder
ers, it was his duty to have informed the
police at once. In not doing so he was
made accessory after the fact. From
his . description the three men were
ftoon arrested. They combined to swear
the crime on Fowler.
, The case dragged along for two
years and was then set for trial. - A
witness died, and it was postponed.
Again a judge was taken ill. Once
more something was found wrong In
the indictment. Then the matter was
forgotten. - At the end of seven years
fiomething was done, but It was fully
eleven years before the case was final
ly tried and Fowler was discharged
from custody and warned to keep out
of Spain In the future. His curiosity
had brought a, terrible punishment. He
went to Spain an athletic young man
with a rosy future before him. He
came out of prison gray haired, benti
end hopeless and did not live a year
after landing on American soil.
. , M. QUAD.
Anything: You IBuy at Our Store from
a Neck Tie to a $35 SUIT or OVER
COAT it's Always the Best and the
Cheapest In the End.
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SUITS AND OVERCOATS.
C, M. & St. P. Excursion Rates.
Homeseekers' tickets on sale the
first and third Tuesday in each month
to points in Iowa, Minnesota, North
and South Dakota and to other home
seekers' territory. For further infor
mation phone or call at any C, M. &
St. P. office.-
The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-cities, sleeping car
reservations made to any point desired.
Pec. 20, 21, 22. 23, 2-1, 25, 29, 30, 31,
and Jan. 1 the Rock Island will sell
round trip tickets at rate of fare and
one-third to the following territory:
All points in Arkansas, Indian Territory,
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota. Wisconsin. Ne
braska, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oklahoma. South Dakota, Texas, Wis
consin, nearly all points In Illinois and
to certain points in Colorado, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee
and Wyoming. Return limit, Jan. 7,
Inclusive. In order to avoid delay at
depot, it is suggested that those who
can should purchase tickets at city
Cure for Sore Nipples.
As soon as the child is done nursing
apply Chamberlain's Salve. Wipe it
off with a soft cloth before allowine
the child to nurse. Many trained
nurses use this with the best results.
Price 25 cents per box. For salo by
all leading druggists.
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