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THB ARGUS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at tbe postoffice as second-claas
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, Jan. 4, 1907.
Get the competitive track facilities
that are essential to Rock Island's in
dustrial and commerc!al development.
Daylight breaks in upon the reform
wave In New York. The first year in
50 has passed without an execution at
William Dudley Foulke, who has just
leturned from an investigation of ir
regularities In the sale of town lots
In the Creek Nation, was asked to give
a definition of the word "grafter." "A
white man who deals in Indian titles',"
was the smiling reply.
resignation has In most cases come to
be a fraction, and it is claimed this is
always true in state service.
Take it altogether, It is feared that
Governor Deneen and his civil service
commission have been doing harsh
things in a mild mannered way to our
former faithful servants in the public
institutions of the state. The gover
nor is the owner of an ax, likely. The
preservation of the forests In this prai
rie state, of which we have heard so
much, prevents Mr. Deneen from tak
ing the same exercise with his ax that
gave Gladstone a splendid physique.
Because the governor can not chop
down trees he must go after official
heads. The word "resignation" to des
cribe the tragedy indicates the pro
gress we are making in refining our
The department of agriculture esti
mates our cereal crop for the current
year at approximately a.uuu.uow.uiiu.
This includes corn, wheat, rye, oats.
barley, flaxseed, buckwheat and rice.
Its production involved the cultivation
of nearly 300,000 square miles of land.
The value of the produce is about $2,-
It would take all the gold we have
dug in 30 years to pay for this single
year's crop of cereals.
It was a fat year.
William T.Vernon, the Kansas negro
who has been appointed register of the
treasury, signed his name Friday to
the first batch of new currency to go
through his hands. It was a sheet of
$20 bills. For the first of them Ver
non substituted an old twenty, intend
ing to keep the new note and framing
it as a keepsake of his $5,000 job. In
features Vernon is a true Ethiopian
and in color as black as the ace of
Among the young Japanese who have
been studying American life and insti
tutions during the past few years 13
Kosa Hayashi of Toklo, Japan, who is
the son of an eminent financier of the
island kingdom. After completing a
course of study at Iowa college and the
University of the City of New York he
is studying Wall street. He also has
visited Washington to get a line on
"Uncle Sam's methods of taking care
of his money.
ARE MANY DIFFERENT KINDS
But the Kewatha is the Most Beautiful
of Rubber Trees.
There "is ni'iiHi'diTfereik; In the ap
pearance of the trees anil plants which
produce caoutchouc or rubber, but t'.is
kewattla or rubber tree of west Africa,
Deputy Sheriff Dan Kelly of New
York City, who for 16 years has had
the duty of taking convicts to Sing
Sing prison, has been transferred and
will now be court officer with Judge
Gilderaleeve of the supreme court.
Kelly has taken nearly 15,000 prison
ers to Sing Sing and never had trouble
with any of them except one. On that
occasion the man went insane on the
train and tried to jump out of the win
' i j ft '
As a rule Canadians have shown
some fondness for being knights, but
"the pinchbeck title" has no attrac
tions for William S. Fielding, minister
of finance for the dominion, w,ho has
refused it more than once. "Fact is,"
says Mr. Fielding, quaintly, "when I
receive a bill from my tailor now I can
take a little delay in paying- it. but if
It came addressed to "Sir William
Fielding I should feel that I could not
allow any delay under the altered cir
cumstances." -. .
The Wreck in Kansas.
Another sleepy or careless telegraph
operator having wrecked a passenger
train at the cost of nearly two-score
lives. It is In order for congress to ex
tend the scope of the interstate com
merce commission's investigation of
the frequent failures of the block sig
nal system in nearly all parts of the
It has become one of the gravest
dangers of travel on American rail
roads. -Before it can be remedied. It3
cause must be definitely known, and to
this end searching Investigation by the
commission will contribute more than
any other thing.
Doubtless the masters of railroad
transportation will gladly cooperate
with the commission in the hope of
finding out what is the matter. It
probably will be found that appalling
accidents must be expected from time
to time unless better automatic signals
can be adopted into general use.
Of the telegraph operators and sig
nal men stationed along the 223.000
miles of railway in the, United States,
many are men of small experience, re
ceiving little pay and not' temperamen
tally qualified for the irregular duties
they have to perform.
And yet the lives of thousands of
travelers are daily and nightly in their
keeping. If there is a way to reduce
the dangers due to their shortcomings
It will be worth all it may cost to find
Tbe Governor's Ax.
There is a tragic line in the annual
report of the Illinois civil service com
mission. This tells of changes among
the employes of state institutions and
gives the figures as follows:
"Resignations, 594; discharges, 295;
appointments, 1.4GS; positions abolish
ed. 13. ' .
We did not dream there were so
many employes in these state institu
tions who wanted to resign. .It may be
that they. got an eye on some of the
nr. whn wore d'schareed and just Blile-
stepped that fate. It Is said the word the Peptol company.
which supplies a great deal of the sap
from which rubber is made, is one of
the most beautiful trees of the 'forest
and grows to a height of forty to sixty
feet. The tree is tapped, allowing the
Juice to flow until it is exhausted.
The sap is caught In cups.
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J. Blackmore, of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. . It got me out of the house in
24 hours. I took to my bed with rheu
matism nine months ago and the Mystic
Cure Is the only medicine that did me
any good. I had five of the best physi
cians in the city, but I received very
little help from them. I know the Mys
tic Cure to be what it is represented
and take pleasure in recommending it
to other poor sufferers. Sold by Otto
Grotjan,' 1501 Second avenue, Rock Is
land; Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 West
Second street, Davenport.
10,000 PEOPLE III ROCK
ISLAND TOO THIN
The Latest (from Battle Creek.
Forty-five per cent of Rock Island
people are too thin for their height.
Thirty per cent have more flesh than
they can carry comfortably. Only 25
per cent are normal neither too thin
nor too fleshy.
The latest news from Battle Creek
will interest the men and women of
Rock Island who wish to add flesh. A
recent announcement states that a new
food Peptol Increases the weight
from C to 10 pounds in less than two
Some remarkable results have been
reported. A professor of international
fame in an eastern university increas
ed" 5'6 pounds in six days. A Chicago
man, who had been refused by insur
ance companies on the ground of un
derweight, is gaining at the rate of two
pounds a week.
A Chicago lady who has weighed 120
pounds for 10 years has put on two and
three-quarters pounds of flesh in a few
days and reports steady gains.
These few . incidents are mentioned
from a hundred cases where the new
food has been tried. Peptol resembles
heney in appearance and taste. It can
either be eaten as honey is eaten, or
mixed with water and taken as a
Any thfn person in Rock Island can
get a supply of Peptol by sending one
dollar to the Peptol company. First
National Bank building, Chicago. With
the first supply cf Peptol is given a
guarantee that if you do not gain in
flesh your money will be refunded.
- Start today to increase your weight.
Every ounce of flesh added is health
insurance. PeptoV Is made by the loan
ing diet specialists in Battle Creek for
WHY THEY LIKE AMERICA.
"If we had but a few hundred dol
lars, Haus," said Gretchen, "it would
be possible, but with nothing what
could we do? Our wages are too small
to save anything. We should have to
pay all we earn for board and would
never have a home. Let us wait
Hans did .wait awhile, but there
seemed no more prospect after it than
before, aud he grew impatient. Gretch
en coaxed him, telling him she had
saved $00 during the year and if ho
would save the same In three years they
would have enough to buy furniture
and could go to housekeeping. Then
together they might live cheaper than
apart and save more money for the
family to come. Three years seemed
n long while to Hans. Besides, a man
is not ns good at saving as a woman,
and he hud not put by more than half
what Gretchen had.
One day when Hans was walking on
the street he saw right under his nose
a fat pocketbook. Some one had evi
dently dropped It but n moment before,
for people were passing continually.
Hans picked it up and hurried on,
thlnklug to overtake the owner, for he
was nn honest fellow, and every one
he passed he asked if he had dropped
anything. All looked at him in sur
prise, and some felt In their pockets,
but no one claimed the property. Then
Hans, thinking that the loser must
have been going the other way, desist
ed. He took the pocketbook to his
room, opened It and found $030 in bills.
He carried it to Gretchen, and they
consulted what they should do. Nei
ther of them thought for a moment to
keep what would le a treasure to
both, and they decided that Hans
should take it to the police, who would
doubtless try to find the owner.
The next morning Hans started for
the police office and, passing a point
near wuere ue nau rounu uie pwaei
book, saw a notice posted of the loss
and saying that if It. with its contents,
was returned a quarter of the con
tents would be given to the finder.
Hans went back to Gretchen aud told
her of the notice. "We are in great
luck," he said. "A quarter of $050 is
$102.50. With that we can buy enough
furniture to commence housekeeping.
Gretchen admitted that it would cer
tainly bring them nearer to their de
sires and advised him to go at once
and deliver the money.
He found the man who had lost it
a disagreeable looking creature with
blear eyes, snaggle teeth, a hook nose
and a cunning expression. Hans hand
ed him the pocketbook. He opened it,
felt of it, looked in it and, affecting
great surprise, asked:
"Vere Is the di'monds?"
"The di'monds that vere In the pock
etbook with the monish."
Hans declared that there 'were- no
diamonds, whereupon the Jew began
to abuse him for a thief. Hans, be
side himself with rage at being ac
cused of swindling and especially at
his accuser's evident intention to de
prive him of the promised reward,
made a dash for the pocketbook. The
Jew cried lustily for the police, aud an
offleer came running into the shop.
Hans and the Jew 6tated their case,
and the officer took them before a mag
istrate, together with the pocketbook
and its contents. The magistrate heard
the story of each, giving especial atten
tion to the Jew's statement, asking him
many questions respecting the jewelry,
their size and value. Then he ques
tioned Hans, drawing out the circum
stances of finding the treasure aud his
returniug it. When he was satisfied ns
to the merits of the case he turned to
the Jew and asked: .
"For what did you advertise?"
"A lost pocketbook, your honor, con
"And how many diamonds?"
"No di'monds, your honor."
"Why didn't you mention them?"
"Because I didn't want any one who
found them to know what they was."
"That was very prudent of you.
Knowing their value, the finders would,
have been more likely to keep them."
"Yes, your honor."
"And the money and the diamonds
were in the pocketbook?"
"Yes, your honor."
"The contract you made with the
finder was to return a pocketbook con
taining $T0 and you would give him a
quarter of the amount for a reward?"
"Yes, your honor."
"Very well. Since this pocketbook
contained only $050 and no diamonds
it can't be yours." Then, turning to
Hans: "You keep the pocketbook and
the $050 until the owner calls for them.
and If he never calU for them they are
The Jew protested, but the magis
trate was Inflexible. He cried and
wrung his hands, while nans walked
away with the pocketbook, followed by
the Jew, who offered him all the mon
ey if he would give up the pocketbook.
Hans would do nothing till he had seen
Gretchen, so he declined the offer. The
Jew offered more and more money till
by the time he had reached Gretehou
the amount was $6,000.' The lovers of
fered to accept the amount If he would
state his reasons for offering so much,
whereupon the Jew asked them to
open the pocketbook and showed them
an Inner pocket containing diamonds
The lovers decided' to refer tbe mat
ter to the magistrate, who awarded
them an amount equal to one-quarter
the value of the contents of the pock
etbook, the sum offered for its return.
This amounted to $3,162.50.
nans and Gretchen , got married,
bought a little house, furnished It and
have since been living happily togeth
er. They consider America a great
country. BERTHA P. HURLEY.
Anything You Buy at Our
a Neck Tie to a $35 SUIT
COAT it's Always the
Cheapest in the End.
SPECIAL VALUES NOW SHOWN IN
SUITS AND OVERCOATS.
GUST A F
HAS DONE REAL FIGHTING
Therefore Chief American Horse is
Looked Up to By Sioux.
One of "the Interesting Indian chiefs
of Wyoming is American Horse, "a
Sioux, who on account of his reputed
sagacity was not long ago requested
by the Utes to attend a powwow be
tween them and the United States
cavalry officers. This chief is one of
the old Sioux warriors and has done
some real fighting against the white
soldiers In his time.
A LOST RIDING HABIT.
It L.a For tbe Empreu Engenle tha
French Empire. -
Even Emile de Girardin, whom Eu
genie welcomed as "the gravedigger of
dynasties" because he had gone to
Louis Philippe on the eve of his flight
in 1848 to warn him as he came to
warn her now, said to her very serious
ly that night:
; "Should your majesty appear brave
ly op. horseback In the midst of the
people your majesty can still count on
their enthusiasm and devotion."
Eugenie resolved to show herself on
horseback. She ordered that the rid
ing habit be chosen. It must be nil
black, of the severest simplicity. And
she would just pin the red ribbon of
the Legion of Honor on her left breast.
Often the slightest causes bring
about the gravest results. The tragedy
of the empire's last chance, therefore,
must be sought along with the black
riding skirt and corsage.
By Incredible ill luck thoy could not
find it. There had been one, but it had
disappeared, "doubtless stolen." Oth
ers were at Compiegne and Fontaine
bleau. They found a riding habit of
dark green with heavy gold braid, the
costume of the imperial stag hunts.
"It will not do," Eugenie sobbed; "it
will not do:"
And so for lack of a black skirt and
corsage the empress of the French was
forced to flee her capital aud lost an
empire. Sterling Ileilig in Metropol
Cured of Lung Trouble.
"It is now 11 years since I had a
narrow escape from consumption,"
writes C. O. Floyd, a leading business
man of Kershaw, S. C. "I had run
down in weight to 135 pounds, and
coughing was constant, both by day
and by night. Finally I began taking
Dr. King's New Discovery, and contin
ued this for about six months, when
my cough and lung trouble were en
tirely gone and I was restored to my
normal weight, 170 pounds." Thou
sands of persons are healed every
year. Guaranteed at W. F. Hartz'a
drug store. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
It is undigested food that causes
sourness and painful indigestion. Ko
dol for indigestion should be used for
relief. 'Kodol is a solution of vegetable
acids. It - digests what you eat, and
corrects the deficiencies' of digestion.
Kodol conforms to the national pure
food and drug law. Sold hero by all
PEORIA ROAD TO BE SOLD
Pekin Terminal Ordered Disposed of
Springfield, 111., Jan. 4. Judge Hum-
A LIQUID GOLD CURE
LAXATIVE COUGH SYRUP
ire iv rrxtr-vjifm.
The Red Clover Blowom and the Honey Be OS
"A Cold or a Cough nearly always pro
duces constipation the water all runs to tha
eyes, nose and throat instead of passing out
of the system through the liver and kidneys.
For the want of moisture the bowels become
dry and hard." Nearly all other cough cures
are constipating, especially those containing
Opiates. Kennedy's Laxative Honey and
Tar moves the bowels, contains no Opiate.
Relieves Colds by working them cut
of the system through a copious action of
JJm Relieves Coughs by cleansing and
Strengthening the mucous membranes of
the throat, chest, lungs and bronchial tubes.
For Croup, Whooping Cough, L Grippe,
Influenza, Bronchitis, and all Coughs,
Colds, Lung and Bronchial affections no
remedy is equal to Kennedy's Laxativs
Honey and Tar. Children like it.
Put up in 25c, 60c and SI.OO bottles at th Lab.
oratory cf E. C. DeWitt & Co., Chicago, U.S.A.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
phrey In the United States circuit
court has ordered the sale of the Peo
ria & Pekin Terminal railway for the
benefit of the bondholders under a de
cree of foreclosure entered by agree
ment several weeks ago. The com
pany will have 10 days in which to
pay the indebtedness after the date of
the sale has been fixed. The upKet
price was fixed by the court at $000,-000.
Notice to Hunters.
The persons whose names appear be
low have organized to prosecute to the
full extent of the law hunters found
trespassing on their property and epe
cial officers have been sworn in for the
purposes of making arrests:
Black Hawk Charles Blazer, John
Blazer, William Schuck. Carl Bell
house, Fred Llekefeldt, Henry Hurley,
George RIcketts, Jacob Tanner, Frank
Stoeffel, Frank Rouse, Louis Vetter,
Howard Dunn, John Kadel, Trl-City
Pasteurized Milk company, Sam John
ston, F. II. 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,
Chris Heber, Wilson Matthews, James
Dickson, Alvin Johnston, George Pak
mer. John McAfee, D. W. Matthews,
George R. Sydnor, John Scarr, Mrs.
Charles Kyte, John McConnell, Walter
McConnell, George Sears, W. H. Mar
shall, John Cox.
Bowling Adolph Hoover.
Edgington William Miller.
The Right Name.
August Sherpe, the popular overseer
of the poor, at Fort Madison. Iowa,
says: "Dr. King's New Life Pills are
rightly named; they act more agreeab
ly, do more good and make one feel
better than any other laxative. Guar
anteed to cure biliousness and consti
pation, 25c at W. F. Hartz's drug
When the cold winds dry and crack
the skin get DeWitfs Witch Hazel
ealve. Sold by all druggists.