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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1007.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, IlL En
tered at the -postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly. $1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
tin real name attached for nublica-1 Per cent
tlon. No such articles wlft be printed ted States increased from 31.5 per cent
over fictitious signatures. . in 1S79 to 431 Per ccnt ia 1899.: the
, . . I share of Great Britain fallinj? off dur
corresponuence soiicuuu irum ctiij
probable loss of life among the non
residents. The commercial relations between
Jamaica and the United States are ex
tensive. Jamaica is situated but 90
miles south of Cuba. Its chief exports
are fruit, coffee, tobacco and sugar.
The United States leads in the amount
of exports of the island, receiving 59
per cent in 1899, as compared with 14 9
per cent 10 years prior, the exports to
Great Britain having declined in the
same period from 73.2 per cent to 26
The imports from the Uni-
A LONG PRAYER.
township in Rock Island county.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 1907.
This weather is a shameful anrl most
humiliating retraction on the part of
old Father Winter.
ing the same period from 50.9 per cent
to 41.7 per cent, and that of Canada
from 14 per cent to 7.1 per cent. Tex
tiles and flour are the chief imports of
Jamaica has been visited by several
devastating holocausts in recent year,
so that its commercial development has
been retarded. It is one of the garden
spots of the West Indies, however.
How La Follette Won.
Senator La Follette has at last made?
himself felt in the senate, notwith
standing the practically complete con
spiracy of all the republicans to p re
de-1 vent his accomplishing anything. Last
week his bill, fixing the hours of serv
ice of railroad trainmen, was passed
A wpst Phil.ifleK.hia nreacher who oy a vote oi u to l, a most notauie
concocted a plan for making the world triumph for any senator, and particu
More tracks in the west end will
comDlete the essentials to Rock Is
land's industrial and commercial
good in 25 years is already said to be
If the Interstate commerce commis
sioners get to disagreeing among them
selves we are apt to suffer from a total
disregard of state lines.
The congressmen who voted to in
crease their own salaries are simply
carrying the campaign practices into
official life boosting themselves.
Speaker Cannon again declares that
the republican party will stand pat on
the tariff. Perhaps a convention with
a few Cummins republicans in it won't
be ruled with a house gavel.
The Standard Oil company has
stopped laying its pipe lines in Okla
homa and gone off in a huff. It will
be in order for the coming farmer to
plow up the pipe and use it for fence
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmett, now al
most fourscore years, of age, a granu
nephew of the Irish patriot, Robert Em-
larly so for him. He played as clever
a coup on the senate as ever was seen.
His original measure was amended out
of recognizable form, 25" amendments
were pending, and the chances for talk
ing it to death were g(X)d. Whereupon
La Follette blandly arose and offered
an amendment to strike out all of the
original bill after the enacting clause,
and substitute a new one. The new
one included the substance of all the
amendments, which he had been will
ing to accept, and was. so clear and ex
plicit that one senator only dared to
vote against it. Briefly expressed, it
will secure to every trainman the cer
tainty of at least eight hours' rest out
of each day's work.
Roughly speaking, his bill provides
that except in case of delay by acci
dent, no man engaged in the operation
of railway trains shall be compelled to
work more than 10 hours consecutively
not an extravagant demand at a time
when everybody who thinks rightly be
lieves in the S-hour day.
Not a man in the senate dared to
oppose the principle; not one hesitate.l
to admit that the Wisconsin senator
had attacked a great evil, but the rail
road senators with one accord began
i v. i i , ,
men, aim . ; to finrl excuse for delay, unsuccessful-
oi me jruer oi ol. uk-suij, uj I ly, however,
pope, is an auinoriiy on quebuuus oi
Irish history and has distinguished him
self during a long and honored life in
the field of literature and historical re-fcearch.
AN EXAMINATION SOON
FOR STATE POSITIONS
Professor J. W. Crook of Amherst
college appeared before the Young
Men's Christian association in Camden,
N. J., the other evening and delivered
an address on the subject. "The Toi!
ers.or Has the Working Man a Chance?"
While the professor was discussing his
topic an enterprising gentleman stole
bis overcoat, and the orator is con
vinced that at least one "worker" had
a chance and made the best of it.
Successful Ones Will Be Eligible
Number of Good Paying
New York Herald: The farmer was
flow to learn the benefits to him per
sonally of good roads, but the lessened
wear and tear upon horses and vehi
cles owing to general betterment of
highways has proved to him that coun
ty money expended on road improve
ments is a capital investment. The ex
tension of free rural delivery, one of
his real comforts, has been more easily
possible owing to better roads bein;
Van Von Prather. probate judge of
Wyandotte county, Kansas, was an in
veterate user of chewing tobacco until
he reached his present official emi
nence. Judge Von Prather announces
that hencetortn ne will escnew me
weed and says he Is moved to this re
solve because he expects to perform a
good many marriage ceremonies. He
intends to kiss all the brides, "and it
would never do for me," he says, "to
kiss a nice young girl while I had a
chunk of tobacco in my mouth."
Bill Poster Boost Boston.
The directors of the Associated Bill
posters and Distributors of the United
States and Canada, at the suggestion
of Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston, and in
recognition of the city's hospitality in
entertaining them, have voted unani
mously to post free of charge in 3,000
cities and towns in the United States
and Canada posters advertising the ad
vantages cf Boston as a convention
city. 'Edward C. Donnelly and Charles
T. Donnelly of Boston offered to look
after the transportation, and the direc
tors voted unanimously and enthusias
tically to attend to the rest without
It Is understood that at contract
rates the printing and. posting of this
advertising matter would cost upwards
The Illinois civil service commission
will soon call examinations for stew
ards and head farmers in the state in
stitution. These positions will pay
from $123 to $150 per month and board.
Head farmers will receive their house
rent, in addition to their board. Stew
ards must be good business men with
knowledge of purchasing merchandise
and general supplies. Their duties
will be the management of the business
portion of the big institutions.
Examinations also will be called for
pathologist, physicians, assistant phy
sicians and internes. These positions
pay from $75 to $125 per month and
board, with the exception of internes,
who will receive $25 per month and
Applicants who desire to try for po
sitions as teachers of the deaf, liter
ary teachers, assistant matrons and at
tendants should file their applications
immediately. Housefathers and house
mothers, who receive $75 per couple,
also will be examined soon, and ap
plications should be sent to the head
quarters of the commission without de
lay. A director of the State Psychopathic
institute, at a salary of $3,000 per year
and board, will soon be elected, and
physicians who wish to try for this
place should notify the secretary of
the commission so that they will be
informed when the examination will be
All applications should be addressed
to Joseph 'C. Mason, secretary, Spring
Interest In Jamaica.
-The disaster in Jamaica will un
doubtedly result in serious financial
loss to American interests, even should
- no American lives be sacrificed.
The tourist season in the British
"West Indies is now at its height Sev
eral hundred Americans are either on
the island already or enroute there.
The loss of life from earthquake and
fire is said to be small, and the fact
that -winter visitor-live In the pictur-
psque' suburbs, at ome distance from
Kingston, pnrwr. will ' minimize thel
Can be cured only by
S remedy that will
remove tho cause.
The oftencr you
stop it with headache
powders or pills the
quicker will it return.
comes from a dis
turbed stomach or
irregular bowels, and
(a tonic laxative) will cure head
ache in short order by regulating
the bowels and rein vigora ting the
It is a great blood medicine
and the favorite laxative of old
t At druggists', 25c and 50c
One evening noon after the accession
of King Charles II. of England a youn
girl called at the palace of Whitehall
and begged to see the sovereign. She
would not have succeeded had it not
biv:i that he was leaving to go to the
rooms of his mistress, Lady Castie
tnaine. Charles, passing the girl, who
was evidently suffering from some
great mental strain, asked her what
"Ob, sire, give me the life of my
brother, Arthur Hewer, who is to be
executed tomorrow ou Tower hill."
Hewer had fought on the side of the
parliament, and upou the restoration
certain parties high in power deemed
it expedient that he should be put to
death. The king was not a blood
thirsty man, but a great admirer of
beautiful women. Mary Hewer, who
was beautiful, gained from him a
promise that her brother should be
pardoned. Then the king passed on.
Mary, delighted, was about to hurry
away wheu a courtier, young Sir Rich-
ard Vyner, called to her.
"You do not know the king," he said
"His majesty intends to grant the par
don he has promised, but he has gone
to visit Lady Castlemaiue, and heaven
knows wheu he will come away from
her. It may be too late to keep his
promise or he may forget it. I will do
what I can for you by reminding him
of it as soon as he comes again."
Mary Hewer was greatly cast down
at this information, but gained hope at
the youiiiinian's promise. The next
morning she received a message from
him saying that the king had not re
turned to the palace, and he feared he
would not return in time to order tho
pardon sent to t lie Tower before the
hour of execution.
Hewer was to be executed at o
o'clock in the afternoon. In those days
ail people, the highest and the lowest
attended these executions, for which
places were engaged ahead. In a diary
of a prominent man who then flour
Ished is an entry, "Engaged a place
for my wife to see the execution, then
went to the office." When the hour
for the tragedy came the prisoner was
conducted to the scaffold, from whence
he looked down upon a sea of upturned
faces. There were dukes and bakers
and tallow chandlers.
A few minutes before 3 the Tower
chaplain offered a short prayer for the
prisoner's soul. Theu as the execu
tioner stepped forward a young man
in the canonicals of the Church of
England produced an order from
James, duke of York (the king's
younger brother), that he should be
permitted to pray for the condemned
man so long as he desired. The young
clergyman then knelt and began to
A half hour passed, when the lieu
tenant of the Tower interrupted the
clergyman, reminding hiin that the
spectators were getting impatient for
the executiou. The young man "drew
the duke's order and pointed to the
words "as Ions as he desires." The
king'. brother was too high a person
age for his order to be disobeyed, so
the lieutenant stepped back, aud the
clergyman went on with his prayer.
But the clamor became so great that
the lieutenant again interrupted, beg
Klntr the elerirymau to desist. This
time the young man paid no attention
to the request. He was kneeling, with
one hand on tho block, his head sink
ing lower and lower, his voice becom
ing fainter and fainter. For nearly
two hours he prayed. .Then there was
a clatter of horse's hoofs heard coming
up from the city, and a rider was seen
dashing toward the Tower holding aloft
a paper. He was Sir Kichard Vyner
and bore a pardon from the king. As
he threw himself from his horse and
elbowed his way through the crowd to
the scaffold the words died ou the
clergyman's lips and he sank in a
Both the prisoner now by the king's
order a free man and Sir Richard,
leaving the crowd to mingle Fhouts of
disapproval or approval, turned their
attention to the young clergyman
whose extraordinary effort at prayer
had saved tho former's life. Since he
could not be at once revived they sent
for n coach and. putting him in it, got
in themselves and drove away to the
home of the released man. Before they
reached it the clergyman opened his
eyes and, seeing Hewer oeside him.
threw his arms about his neck.
Mary Hewer during the morning be
fore the execution had conceived the
plan, if delay should be necessary, of
achieving it by spending time iu pray
er. She had sent to Sir Richard Vyner
asking if he could get her permissioiv
for a clergyman to do so, and the
knight, finding the Duke of York, with
whom he was a favorite, prevailed on
him to give him the order. It was sent
to Mary Hewer at the Tower, who, dis
guised, had made the prayer.
Theu Mary turned from her brother
J to Sir Richard, took his hand in hers
and, bringing it to her lips, kissed it.
"Tell me, I beseech . you," she said,
"something I can do for you. Nothing
lean requite such a service, but I may
I show my gratitude."
"Nothing now," he replied. "In time
, I may ask an inestimable boon."
I "But why have you done so much for
I "I saw you at a window long ago,
when the king returned and received
his welcome from the people. I saw
you again at the coronation. I need to
see you no more to know that you are
come down from heaven."
Arthur Hewer became prominent in
the naval war against the Dutch, and
13 sister became Lady Vyner.
, . ROSALIE wniTixa.
The wearing days are just
beginning, but the selling
days are fast slipping away
An Honest Tale
Speeds Best Be
ing Plainly Told
Over five hundred Ladies'
Coats to select from. Sure
ly we have one for you :
The same may be said of an honest sale as has been demon
strated the past few days since we announced our
Shrewd shoppers were quick to recognize and take advantage
of honest reductions on seasonable merchandise and the result
has been very gratifying to us. We do not advertise so-called
special sales the year round, but now, at the close of a very
successful season, we do inaugurate an honest, straightforward
clearance of winter goods now left in our stocks. We never
purchase soiled samples, second qualities, nor specials of any
kind for this sale, nor do we find it necessary to "close up the
store to rearrange and remark goods," but you will find every
garment included, hanging on the same racks, marked with the
same plain figure prices which have prevailed all season and not
a penny-worth of exaggeration of any kind. Choose any gar
ment and deduct the following reductions:
of all trimmed
of all Ladies'
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It. D. MUDGE,
II. B. SIMMON,
TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
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H. B. Simmon,
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Estates and property of All kinds are managed by this department,
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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 say 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, musical 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 6tove 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, so good by. ' I wish you all well.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Seesrlty.
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H. P. Hull, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
. and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell Lynde building.
R. R. Cable,
William II. Dart,
H. R Hull,
E. W. Ilurtt,
O. S. Cabla,
Solicitors Jackson & Hunt.