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THE 'ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
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township in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1907.
Competitive tracks in the west end
will insure industrial and commercial
For what Harriman does not own
the interstate commerce commission
might search Pierpont Morgan.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has ordered Hill to raise the coal
famine in the northwest. How saucy!
cents a mile which is generally all
"velvet," as the members heretofore
have ridden on free passes given them
by the railrbads. "'
Even though the agitation now'
sweeping over the country against
free passes compels the members to
pay railroad fare still there would be
something saved from the mileage,' as
they would not have to pay more
than two or three cents a mile and get
back 20 cents from the government.
There are other incidentals, such a3
stationery and other perquisites, which
possibly may be manipulated in such
way as to eke out somewhat the pit
tance of $23 to $30 a day for the time
that the members have to spend in
Washington saving the country.
' Boston, the city of baked bean
fame, is again before the public eye
and in the public ear. Boston is test
ing" the Massachusetts "blue laws"
and incidentally it looks very blue for
the law. Over twelve hundred per
THEIR FIRST VISITOR.
Waverly, unlike the other suburban
stations ou the railroad, had been set
tled by people of the old regime. Not
that the regime was very ancient noth
ing is ancient in America but it was
certainly not the new regime of
wealth. There were families that had
been in comfortable circumstances for
a hundred years, some who had de
scended from those once prominent,
and all were refined. Refinement nec
essarily means exclusiveuess, and Wa
verly was known as an exclusive place.
A wealthy soap boiler had settled there,
but after years had passed without
making any friends he moved on.
But one day u little house that had
Keen vacant lor a long while was
opened, the paint retouched, shutters
repaired, broken window panes put in
and the fence set up. No one in Waver
It is rumored there will be no lobby
during the coming session of the legis
lature. It is one of those groundless
Emperor William has been buying
blooded trotting horses in this coun
try and a large consignment is now
on the way across to the royal stables.
Speaker Cannon has received a pos
tal from an admirer in Illinois. It
reads: "Uncle Joe: Joe Foraker will
steal the nigger delegates if you don't
Now if this really was the summer
season, we might speak of last night's
copious rainfall, accompanied by vivid
lightning and loud and continuous
peals of thunder.
That peculiar bright spot that you
saw in the sky at 1:24 this afternoon
shedding for the instant effulgence
upon the earth, was what is familiarly
known as the sun.
sons have been summoned into the jv wus especially interested In who
municipal court charged with such
"offenses" as cleaning sidewalks on
Sunday, moving scenery in theaters,
carrying food to residences, carting
things through the streets and play
ing in orchestras. The city was at
ence thrown into a spasm. Alain wa3
naturally keen. It means not only the
possibility of freak reform, but denial
of distribution of ice cream, which is
liberally used by Bostonians as a cool
ing chaser for the classic baked bean.
Such alleged law enforcement does
more harm than good. It is a bur
lesque on reform. It holds up to ridi
cule the law and the sacred purpose
of the law. It impedes rather than
aids genuine, positive, sincere munici
pal moral improvement. Such spas
modic splashes of "Sunday school" re
form are often indulged in by Amer
ican cities with the inevitable result
that they lapse back into greater law
lessness and more astounding disre
spect for Sunday than ever. American
cities should be as careful in avoid
ance of freak reform as of criminal
neglect of the law.
IN FIELD OF LITERATURE
Mrs. Russell Sage cheered the
hearts of 223 New York park employes
by a New Year's gift of a $3 note to
each. She asked the park commis
sioner to send her the names of all
employes who get not more than $3 a
day. Each of the men got $5. A!:
though all the animals in the park
share in Mrs. Sage's affections squir
rels are her especial care. Every pleas
ant day she drives through the park
and feeds them. She had houses put
In the trees for them at the begin
ning of the winter.
Rev. E. D. Eaton, pastor of the
North Congregation church of St.
Johnsbury, Vt., announces that he has
decided to accept an invitation to re
turn to Beloit college, Wisconsin, to
resume the presidency of that instifu
tlon. Dr. Eaton has resigned as pas
tor of the church. He says he has in
formed the trustees of Beloit college
that his return to the presidency must
be conditional upon the raising of
$200,000 as an addition to the endow
ment fund of the college. Dr. Eaton
expects that this additional amount
will be raised in the near future and
he has given notice that his resigna
tion at St. Johnsbury will take effect
The Coat of the Canal.
The time required for the construc
tion of the lock canal is about eight
years, writes Secretary Taft in the
Century magazine, or virtually one-half
the time that the sea level would con
sume. The expense in round numbers,
including the interest on the invest
ment during the additional eight years
that the sea level canal would take
for building and the loss of profit dur
ing those eight -years from the tolls
which would be earned with a lock
canal, would make the difference in
cost between $150,000,000 and $300.-
000,000. In other words, the time and
cost of the sea level canal are just
about double that of the lock canal.
New Books Soon Out. Hamilton
Busbey. for 3S years connected with
"Turf, Field and Farm." and author of
"The Trnttine and Racine liorse in
America" and "History of the Horse in
America." has written an important
rew work entitled "Reminiscences of
Men and Horses." which Dodd, Mead
& Co. will publish this spring. Mr.
Busbey is one of the foremost author!
ties on the horse in America, and has
been the intimate of all the great
breeders and tainers. including Rob
ert Bonner, Benjamin F. Tracy, Sena
tor Bailey, etc. The book will contain
many interesting portraits of both men
and horses. A sequel to "Mr. Barnes
of New York," by Archibald Cla.verin
Gunter, is announced by Dodd, Mead &
Co. It bears the title "Mr. Barnes.
American." and will be illustrated by
Tl Martin Justice. "Mr. Barnes of
New York" has probably had more
readers and been published in more
different laneuaces than any other
novel in the past 30 years. On the day
It was issued not a single copy was
sold but within seven months the sales
amounted to one hundred thousand a
month. "Mr. Barnes of New York" has
also been extraordinarily successful as
a play, and is still being performed
At one time no less than 10 companies
in Eneland were civinc various ver
sions of it, the copyright not being pro
tected there. "The Far Horizon," the
first novel bv Lucas Malet since her
famous story, "Sir Richard Calmady."
is causing a great deal of discussion in
England, and will undoubtedly be one
of the most noteworthy books of the
year in this country. Dodd, .Mead &
Co. publish it Jan. 12. The January
Bookman contains the opening chap
ters of the new Maurice Hewlett serial.
"The Stooping Lady." Dodd, Mead &
Co. will issue it in book form in the
Oar Hard Ran National Legislator?.
Some of the United States senators
are manifesting a real mean disposi
tion. Most of them being million
aires they do not need more salary?
and those who are poor, like our own
Uncle Shelby Cullom, are too honest
to engage in a raid on the treasury,
even though they need the money.
It therefore develops that the ex
pected rescue that statesmen of the
house were looking forward to hope
fully is unlikely to come, and before
the session ends we may hear of some
deaths from starvation among the pa
triots who are serving their country
in the bouse at the starvation pittance
of $33 a day, including Sundays and
holidays, for the short session of
three months, which will be the limit
of service for this fiscal year.
; Of course the situation becomes
nlore ' desperate when sessions are
more prolonged and may run into five
or six months with, the result of re
ducing the per diem for days service
In Washington to less than $30 a day.
This pittance may . be helped out a
"Before we can sympathize with
others, we must have suffered our
selves." No one can realize the suffer
ing attendant upon an attack of the
grip, unless he has had the actual ex
perience. There is probably no. dis
ease that causes so much physical and
mental agony, or which so successfully
defies medical aid. All danger from
the grip, however, may be avoided by
the prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. Among the tens of thousands
who have used this remedy, not one
case has ever been reported that has
resulted in pneumonia or that has not
recovered. For sale by ail leading
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured in
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had - inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight "physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried the
Mystic Cure for rheumatism. It gave
immediate relief and she was able to
walk about in three days. I am sure it
saved her life." Sold by Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second avenue. Rock Island;
Gustav Schlegel & Son, 220 West Sec
ond street, Davenport.
To Cure a Cold in One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money it it fails to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on
little by the mileage allowance of 20 'each box. 25 cents.
was to occupy it, for people occupying
such houses were usually not of a kind
to be associated with. But when a
young couple appeared, a boy and a
girl just married, both bearing the
marks of refined parentage, some of
the Waverlj-ans took notice. Those
who would scorn to visit a millionaire
soap boiler would not hesitate to take
into their hearts refined people.
But the citizens of Waverly were
not in the habit of being iu a hurry in
their welcomes. Time enough to call
when they had learned something
about the young couple. The husband
went into the city almost every day,
but not every day, and Wien lie did
go hi he often came out long before
the closing of business hours. The
wife remained at home nil day. She
dressed plainly, but neatly. If shi;
had line clothes she had no occasion
to show them except at church, where
she wore such costumes as wore tip
propriate. But information concerning
the young couple did not come rapid
ly. -Weeks had passed before the
name. Tileston, was generally known
The couple did not appear to wish to
be left alone. Indeed, young Mrs. Tiles
ton made several efforts to become ac
quainted with the ladies of her church.
But the ladies of the church did not
see why persons traveling on the same
road together to heaven should need to
camp together by the way not that
they proposed to exclude Mrs. Tiles
ton; they simply intended to find out
all about her before becoming intimate
Months passed and still information
concerning tiie young couple lingered.
There came a vague report that let
ters were coming through the post
office to them under an assumed name.
This settled the matter. There was
no further question as to the future
social status of the so called Mr. and
Mrs. Tileston. They were to be let
One day a man with a small satchel
came out from the city and made
straight for the Tileston house. He
stayed half an hour, went away and
came again the next day, and the next,
and the next. Neither husband nor
wife was visible, and the shades in
au upstairs room were drawn.
No one in Waverly took iote of this
except' an old maid who lived op
posite. Though living so near the
Tilestons, she had not paid any atten
tion to them. She had an income of
$J00 a year, the remains of a large
fortune built up by her great-grandfather
in the slave trade. She was a
Do G., and the De (J.'s had once been
the social heads of society iu the city.
When one of the Waverlians had pro
posed to call on the soap loiler Miss
I)e (J. had held up her bunds in holy
horror and prevented the call. But
she was an old maid, and old maids
are proverbially curious. What could
be going on in the little bouse op
posite? There was but one way to find
out to go over and see.
Miss De CJ. knocked at the door and
received no answer. The latch was
not caught, and the door was shakeu
fitfully by the wind. Opening it, she
went inside. Neither in the living
room, the dining room nor the kitchen
was there a sign of a living being.
Curiosity overcame her objection to
Intrusion, and she went upstairs.
The Tilestons had received their first
visitor a visitor who had come to
sta3 On the led lay the wife, dead.
The husband sat in n chair, his arms
on a table and his head on his arms.
Miss De G. saw this from the bead
of the stairs. Her curiosity'was satis
fied. She stepped back stealthily, went
out and reported what she had seen
to one of the ladies of the church.
The lady called on several other ladies,
and the matter of taking some action
was discussed. All those visited were
engaged to go to a lunch party, but
they decided that it was their Chris
tian duty after 'the luncheon to go
and see if they eould do anything for
As they were about to enter the
little house a carriage, the coachman
and footm&n In rich livery, drove up
to the door, and a gentleman and lady
with two cliildren alighted and hur
ried into the house.
The visiting ladies looked at one an
other. Evidently their kind offices were
not needed. Too well bred to intrude,
they went away. This was the third
and last visit the Tilestons received
during their residence In Waverly.
The next morning the papers gave
an account of how two youngsters be
longing to families socially, prominent,
the father of the girl being both cele
brated and rich, had eloped. The bride
had died while they were negotiating
with their parents for forgiveness, j
which had been determined ou, and
'"' ' '
COURT SEVERS THE BIOS
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
"Yes, I refused to take $5C0 for that picture. Don't you think I did right?"
"I suppose you did. But I don't think I should have been so honest."
IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS.
Divorced for the third and last time, not from my wife but from
my money, which is worse. From now on I quit all my bad habits, turn
over a new leaf and pay all my attention to the spot that cuts every
body's prices square in two. Don't laugh now for I am here to show
you. JONES, the meanest man in our old town. But not in Daven
port. What kind of business is he in? Everything! Is that so? Has
he been here long? Yes; over twenty years, I think. They Bay his
money never runs out, when it comes to buying your household goods.
Household goods sold on payments. Also loans made on household
goods, pianos, diamonds, jewelry, guns, bikes, mu-ical instruments,
hardware, clothing, furs, silks, horses, wagons, buggies. Small loans
on houses and lots, say from $25 to $300 and payments to suit. We
make a specialty of exchanging your old stove for a new or second
hand one. Come and get your pick out of 200 stoves, ranges, and
heaters, all guaranteed.' Now then, if you don't like to come into my
store just call me up by phone as we have both, and order me around
to suit yourself. It will be all right with Johnny. All things are pri
vate. Household goods sold on payments. Open every evening. Good
prices paid for old gold and silver.
Will buy notes and mortgages. Once more on the stove business
if you can't make a better trade or buy the same stove cheaper from
me than any other place in the three cities then cut me off your list.
Goods sold on commission. Household goods stored. Remember, I
don't bar anybody out of my store, 60 good by. I wish you all well.
Dealer in the State
1623 Second Avenue. Rock Island
First Eskimo: "I see the boys are on strike again." -
Second Eskimo: "Yes, they demand a three months' workday."
caierfaT. "says me" Travel Magazine.
Their ancestors came from England
about the middle of the eighteenth cen
tury, just when the change was being
made there. They have been shut in
here for thesa l."0 years, with almost
no communication with the outside
world, and have learned nothing of
A Congested I)irit.
Cheerful Charles I cum across n
dawg yesterday wot wos so tame It
eat out of my hand.
Frail -Fred That's nuthin'! I met oue
Iarst week wot 'et out of my leg!.
The Ierverity of "Woman.
Let one of the
tions of the New
Year be "No
Make it and I will help you keep it. and
"It Won't Hurt a Bit."
1715 2d Av.
"win." but lie also saw an opportunity
for a gentle joh. so ho replied. "Why
should I believe you if yon are seared
at your own veracity?"
Little Jones My boy's just leaving
school, and I'm wondering what to du
with him. Do you think you could llnd
room for him in your oliiee?
Ti-nth Comes Out.
"Why did she marry the widower?"
"Just to show that she could."
"And why didn't she marry the
"Just to show that she wouldn't."
CbrfBtmas In January.
Tn rOmAto . nldtAa In Art TTv
JlemeaK wbU were Jgr StfiTS STiVSS
Guest Waiter, is that a pile driver
I hear in the rear?
Waiter No. that is the cook prepar
ing your tenderloin steak, sir!
Gentle Jokli From Senator Doboii.
Senator Dubois of Idaho recently re- i
celved a letter from a friend in New
York Inviting him to dinner and ex
pressing many complimentary sentl
cents about the senator, says the New
York World's Washington correspond
ent. The letter closed, "Trusting that
you will believe me, your obedient,"
etc. The senator saw that , the type
writer had opiltted .the comcaa after
Tlif Original "VIHiik' IU.-i IvMinilli
Duticlnirch. near IJugby, claims that
its smithy is the original forge which
inspired the famous verses on "The
Village r.l.uksmith." It is a pictur
esque old place, and the "spreading
chestnut tree" still nourishes in front
of It. London Strand.
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hairs in the heads of some1 people, the
reason being they haven't many to
iMimber. In most instances, however,
the fault is their own. A germ at the
root soon plays havoc with the most
luxuriant growth and causes it to fade
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