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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1907.
Published Dallv and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, Jl per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publlca
tlon. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, Jan. 21, 1907.
Build up the west end factory dis
Boston's Sunday lid is on so tight
one can hardly smell the odor of beans
"Good morning, merry sunshine"
old nursery rhyme, not obsolete, but
now seldom used.
Tobacco users have sweet revenge
at last. The licorice paste trust has
been fined 18,000.
A St. Louis contributor of 10,000
dimes to foreign missions has saved
the heathen the trouble of making
The English official over in Kingston
who ordered the American fleet to
close its mission of humanity and char
ity and raise anchor and put to sea, is
evidently full of Jamaica ginger or
Those colored soldiers who shielded
the real murderers are just as guilty as
the murderers themselves, and whether
white or black, they were a disgrace
to the army and were properly dis
charged without honor.
A New York paper remarks that "if
navigation on the great lakes could b
continued without interruption by ice
the enormous volume of trade along
the route would be vastly enhanced
Yet Chairman Burton contends that
the Mississippi river route to the sea,
which is never frozen, is not worth im
Just now the eyes of the whole coun
try are focused upon Texas, where
Senator Bailey is making the fight of
his life to get his toga back from the
laundry. It is too bad, if so bright
and able a man as Mr. Bailey should
ever have or did imbibe the spirit of
republican statesmen for one moment
be employed by greedy corporations.
State Treasurer's Fees.
State Treasurer Smulski was elected
on the distinct pledge that he would
turn all interest from state funds on
deposit in banks into the state treas
ury . For years the, state treasurer has
pocketed this interest money, about
$80,000 a year, making the office the
most lucrative in thestate.
Governor Deneen insists all interest
money belongs to the people, and Mr.
Smulski agrees with him. The govern
or and treasurer found that legislation
was necessary to convert this money
Into the treasury, and a bill with an
emergency clause was introduced.
The senators who dominate the so
called upper branch of the legislature
do not take kindly to this bill. They
want the interest to remain in the
pockets of the treasurer. . They dare
not kill the bill outright, but are seek
ing to load it down with amendments.
They may be willing that the present
occupant of the treasurer's office turn
the people's money' into, the treasury,
but they desire to feather the nests of
future occupants of the office.
This Interest money is graft and
nothing else. The legislature should
end it forever. Taxpayers should watch
this bill and call to account tie sena
tors who oppose it.
The easiest way to economize is to cut
wages, and so the wage earner has had
to pay for municipal experiments both
in lower wages and higher rents.
FIGHTING FOR THE IRISH
T. P. O'Connor Has Been in Harnes3
for 25 Years.
T. P. O'Connor, the Irish statesman
and journalist, who came to this coun
try to attend the convention of the
United Irish league, has been fighting
with tongue and peu for the rights of
Ireland for over twenty-five years. His
full name is Thomas Power O'Connor,
but he is universally known as- "Tay
Pay," and he is editor of T. P.'s Week
ly. He Is journalist, author, scholar
and politician. Born in 'Athloue, Ire
land, In 1848, he was educated at the
College of the Immaculate Conception,
Athlone, and Queen's college, Galway,
and In 1870 began bis career as a Lon
don journalist on the staff of the Dally
Tie somewhat natural prejudice
which exists against vipers is extend
ed, unfortunately though not, perhaps,
unnaturally to everything resembling
a snake, and on this account the com
mon grass snake Is often needlessly
destroyed. It is perfectly harmless
and in its fresh grayish green skin is
quite unmistakable, yet if suddenly
encountered" in a hedgerow or Issuing
from a ditch death is generally its por
tion. The way in which, on its own
account, it deals death to frogs Is
somewhat awful in the denouement.,
The victim, seeming to realize the
hopelessness of any attempt to es
cape, becomes literally paralyzed with
fright and, leaping with enfeebled
power, is soon seized by a hinder leg
and drawn into the jaws of the enemy.
The adder's method of feeding is simi
lar, but death is more speedy from the
wound inflicted by its tubular teeth.
The grass snake altogether lacks these
teeth and swallows its prey alive. A
frog lias been heard to scream after
being entombed. London Times.
ISaby Show, the Prenhlent as Jnclcre.
An international baby show, witl
'resident Roosevelt as chief judge and
presenter of prizes, will be a feature of
the Jamestown exposition If the presi
dent accepts the honor which it is pro
posed to bestow upon him, says a Nor
folk (Va.) special dispatch to the New
York World. It !s proposed to have
babies from all countries and all con
ditions In life in the competition.
There will be prizes for the fattest
babies, for the prettiest babies, for the
Wages and Ownership.
During the years 1901-1905 the rate
of wages paid in Great Britain declined
to such an extent that at the end of
that period the workers were getting
$510,000 less a week than in 1900. The
total loss in wages for the five years,
as compared with the wage scale of
1900, was more than a hundred million
dollars. " The parliamentary report
from which these figures are taken
records a reaction during the first half
of this year, but the increase is but
a bagatelle compared with the enor
mous loss recorded above.
As England is the country where
government and municipal ownership
is most general, these figures show tflat
public ownership does not raise wages
in general, but raises the wages of the
few at the expense of the many.
- This tremendous reduction in wages
is due largely to increased . taxation
caused by the losses of the government
and municipal industries; for higher
taxes mean higher rents and a general
increase in the cost of production,
which must be offset In some way if
England is. lo'mntalri hr trade in
the face of he world's competition.
fl.OOO.OO will be (jfTen for
"Ja any aubrtance injuriona to
f health found in Ca 1 ouuil.
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In all our goods we pay partic
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and excellence of finish; second,
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With the abolition of slavery the
cavalier type of the higher classes in
the south has passed away. It is Im
possible for us who live in this com
mercial age to understand how much
of the cavalier spirit at that time re
mained, though it flickered like a can
die before going out.
It was In the fifties' that Ileloiso
iliibadeaux, a young creole of Lou
isiatia, while attending a garden party
Ju NeV Orleans 'lost a fan that some
one of her ancestors had received as a
mark of favor from the king of France,
A diligent search was made, but the
fan was not recovered. Miss Thiba
deaux was -very much exercised over
the loss and iu a moment of impulse
said to several gentlemen who stood
about her discussing the probable
whereabouts of the fan, "I will give
to whoever finds it r will give"
'Yourself?" asked one of the men.
"Yes, and n.y fortune."
The words .were no sooner uttered
than the lady regretted them as fool
ish. Besides, in those times they were
more liable to be taken seriously than
they would now be, and a lady would
feel it to be more incumbent upon her
to stand by them. The man who had
made the suggestion, Albert Mason
was a suitor of hers a suitor she had
no intention of accepting and among
the men in the group was Henry Du
font, whom she felt very much in
clined to accept. The reason she had
not done so was because he had not
asked her, and the reason he bad not
asked her was because she owned by
inheritance several sugar plantations,
while he was poor. Possibly she had
fallen in with Mason's suggestion in
order to give Du Pont a chance to win
her by finding her fan. There would
at least be an exciting rival search be
tween him and Mason.
When the next evening Du Pout call
ed on Miss Thibadeaux, she, supposing
he had come to bring her fan, met him
with a throbbing heart. When he fail
ed to speak of the matter, she said im
patiently: "My fan has it been found?"
"It will be found," he replied sen-
A servant entered with the fan and
a note from Mason saying: "I claim
the first part of the reward. The sec
ond, your fortune, I do not claim."
Miss Thibadeaux was vexed. Hav
ing done one foolish thing, she proceed
ed to re-enforce it by doing another.
"I will give myself," she said excit
edly, "to the man who will prevent my
having to break and yet not keep my
"And then," said Du Pout, "you will
give yourself to the man who will en
able you to break honorably with the
"The next winner shall -receive the
reward, and it shall be given willing
ly." It was the averted face rather than
the words that gave him her meauing.
He understood it perfectly, but with
out a word of reply left her and went
to the rooms of Albert Mason.
"Mason," he said, "you certainly are
not going to take an advantage of Miss
Thibadeaux in the matter of her fan?"
Mason looked surprised. "What Is
that to you?" he asked.
"This: I saw Miss Thibadeaux drop
her fan and saw you pick it up. You
had it when you suggested the re
ward." t Mason paled. "I certainly shall not
cannot force Miss Thibadeaux to keep
her promise," he said.
"You should release her from it."
"That suggestion should come from
"She is just the person it should not
"And suppose I refuse?"
"I shall make known the fact that
you have taken an unfair advantage
of a lady."
"Ilave you witnesses?"
"None that I know of."
'Then it is your word against mine.
But it is not necessary that the lady
should be brought into the affair. You
have accused me of a dishonorable act.
I suppose you will not refuse me satis
faction." "Certainly not."
"Very well, after we have settled the
matter between ourselves you are at
liberty to go to Miss Thibadeaux with
your accusation against me."
This was equivalent to saying that
Du Tout would be prevented, for Ma
son had been out several times and
had always killed his man. The ac
cusation would die with the accuser.
The next morning at sunrise the two
principals were being placed at a
point a short distance up the Missis
sippi under the levee when a clatter
of hoofs was heard, and Miss Thiba
deaux, mounted, dashed in between
"Gentlemen," she said, "I know
something as to the cause of this af
fair; I can infer something, and of the
rest I am Ignorant. Last night a lady
came to me and said that she had seen
you, Mr. Mason, pick up my fan soon
after I bad dropped It." .
There was silence -.for a moment.
Then she continued:
"If this affair has to do with the
finding of my fan. I beg that It be dis
Mason handed his pistol to a second
and, making a' low bow to the lady,
went to his carriage. Then the party
separated, returning to the city. Da
Pont walking beside Miss Thibadeaux.
who in the nick of time had -saved
him from almost certain death.
Mason left Xew Orleans never to re-.
turn. He was killed on the Confed
erate side during the civil war. Du
Pont received the promised reward,
the hand of Miss Thibadeaux.
SILVIA LEWIS BALDWIN. I
NATIVES OF SUCKER
STATE FORM A CLUB
Settlers in Eastern Washington Expect
to Erect Building to Entertain
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Three hundred native born and for
mer residents of Illinois, now living
in Spokane and eastern Washington,
have organized the Illinois society
with E. J. Dabms temporary chairman
and J. O. Peterson secretary, the for
mation committee including Dr. B. Pit
wood, J. A. Phillips, J. B. Hayes, Mrs.
W. R. Spafford, Dr. R. Hanson, Cyrus
Happy, J. A. Watson, Dr. J. R. Neely,
Benson Wright, and Frank MacKean.
The membership committee is compos
ed of J. B. Hayes, Cyrus Happy, and
J. A.- Watson.
The qualifications to become a mem
ber of the society are determined.
Any person who has lived in Illinois
five years or more is eligible, and all
natives of the state, even though their
residence has been a shorter period.
Women are admitted to equal mem
bership with men.
The society will be formally organ
ized at a banquet in honor of the birth
day anniversary of Abraham Lincoln
on the evening of Feb. 22, when it is
expected several prominent men'an-i
women from Chicago, Springfield and
other cities in Illinois will be among
"It is not unlikely that the Illinois
society wilk erect a permanent home
in Spokane, so that we can entertain
our members and visitors from our
native state," said Mr. Dahms, "and it
is expected we will have 500 members
by the end of the year. The officers
and members of the society will do
everything possible to make the stay
of the visitors pleasant and provide a
place where those in the inland em
pire can meet for reunions and social
SMULSKI'S BOND IS
Million-Dollar Surety Furnished
New State Treasurer.
, Springfield, 111., Jan. 21. The official
bond of State Treasurer Smulski has
been filed with the secretary of state.
The amount is $1,000,000 and the
bondsmen are Charles G. Dawes -and
W. Irving Osborne of the Central
Trust company; George M. .Reynolds
and B. A. Eckhardt of the Continental
bank, and Edward Tilden.
How to Cure Chilblains.
"To en joy ' freedom from chilblains,'
writes John Kemp, East Otisfield, Me.,
"I apply Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Have
also used it for salt rheum with excel
lent results." Guaranteed to cure fev
er sores, indolent ulcers, piles, burns,
wounds, frost bites and skin diseases.
25c at W. F. Hartz's drug store.
Kate Outdoor life is good for nerv
ous people. It occupies the mind pleas
antly. Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea cheers the heart and makes life
worth living. 35 cents, tea or tablets.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
"6 A Boston schoolboy was tall,
weak and sickly.
Hit srm tat ertff nrirl
eg. He didn't have a strong muscle in his
The physician who had attended
t the family for thirty years prescribed
3 Scott j Emulsion.
v To feel that boy's arm you
would think he was apprenticed to a
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If you are in financial distress and need money assistance
If you are willing, at a reasanable cost, to use our money
If you are annoyed and exasperated every payday over small bills
If you are looking for an opportunity to concentrate your indebted-
ness and have but one place to pay
If you want good, honest, fair treatment, ..where no advantage is
READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:
We loan money on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons, fixtures, and
other personal property, at reasonable rates. The goods remain in
your possession, no charge for pipers, no inquiries among friends or
neighbors, you receive full amojnt of loan in cash the day you apply
for it, you can repay the loan in payments to suit your circumstances,
and you only pay for the amount you have and the time you have it.
Whoever, whatever, wherever you are, no matter what your cir
cumstances may be, here is an opportunity to rid yourself of debt in
an easy, quiet, confidential way.
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone, Old West 122.
Room 411, Rock Island III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
H. E. CASTEEL,
L. D. MUDGE,
H. B. SIMMON,
CENTRAL TRUST 'AND SAVINGS BANK, j
.tlUUiS. I S Li AINU, ILOj.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock, S 100,000. Fonr Per Cent Interest Paid on Deposits.
C. J. Larkin,
J. J. LaVelle,
H. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
H. D. Mack,
M. S. Heagy,
II. B. Simmon,
H. H. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Robinson,
E. D. Sweeney,
H. W. Tremann,
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of the com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial
Agent for Non-Residents, Women Invalids, and others.
In the Name of Sense
that good common sense
of which all of us have a
share, how can you continue
to buy ordinary soda crackers,
stale and dusty as they must
be, when for 5 you can get
fresh from the oven, protected
from dirt by a package the
very beauty of which makes
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COURT SEVERS THE
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Eitate Security.
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 tor 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 cn 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, so good by. I wish you all well.
The Largest Second-Hand
Dealer in the State
1623 Second Avenue, R.ock Island
The Modern Housewife
lavishes as much care and '
attention upon her bath
room as upon any other
part of the house. Her pride in her bath
room is shared with the pr'uie in the fix
tures when they bear the trade-mark
We sell "JStattdatsr Ware and invite
vou to examine the various designs we
can show you. We guarantee our work
to be high-grade and to make you satibficd
with us. jOur motto h, "Modern Men;
Methods and Material"
CIIAXXOX & DUFVA
112 Writ Srvrnteenlh St. Uoth Ihon-a.
Pall Mitchell, President
H. P. Hall. 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 H. Dart,
E. W. Hurst,
ki S. Cable,
Solicitor Jackson & Hurst
CtrrL0-r '- tiia -a
Elegance In Wa.ll Paper
Like distinction of carriage and de
portment in humans, appeals to the
artistic eye. There's a certain sub
tle "something" In papers we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find our goods
priced very low.
Parido,n Wall Paoer Co.
419 Seventeenth. Street