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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1907.
war. but that will hardly be the case
in this instance. The United States-
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 is too big to take notice of the shrimp
Second avenue. Rock Island, IlL En- who has made Aimseil me laugnins
tered at the postofflce as second-class stock of the world
THE TICK OF A WATCH.
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, SI Pr year In advance.
All communications of argumentatlv
character, political or religious, must never a light one.
have real name attached for publlca-1 sometimes caused bi
llon. No such articles will be printed employes, who have
Overwork and Accident .
Every railroad catastrophe in which
a considerable number of lives are
sacrificed costs the unfortunate com
pany on whose line it occurs from
1100,000 to 500,000. The penalty is
Such accidents are
the mistakes of
become so ex-
over fictitious signatures. hausted by hard work and loss of sleep
Correspondence solicited from every! that they are unable to remember all
township In Rock Island county. the details or their dutj. it is now
proposed by Senator La Foliette and
other politicians at Washington to in
flict a sn ail fine on all railroad com
panies that keep their men at work in
any case for more than 1C hours con
It seems to be believed by these able
reformers that by adding a thousand
dollars or so to the financial obliea-
One might almost imagine that the tions of the company after it has sur
name of the Jamaica governor was Mc-.l fCred a loss of half a million or so the
Caskrin. I managers will be made more careful
to avoid overworking their men
Get the competitive tracks essential
to the development of the west end
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1907.
A Daily Koiiianee.
The small classified advertisement
I nonularlv known as a "want ad" has
England should save herself a sown : become daily rPcord of minds and
rebuke by soundly rebuking tne om- . f neo,
clous and insulting Kingston governor. mrmev ls a medium of exchange
so a "want ad" is a medium of com-
Rock Island has at last, and for th-? I munication. As the New lork World
first Hmp dnrintr the entire administra- says, "the real republic of letters
tion of Mayor McCaskrin. now drawing I where the rich and the poor, the pow
to a close, a chier of ponce.
Sexton is the man.
The Rock Island Business Mens
association started another year with
the right spirit last night. Let all pull
together for the good or the town was
the predominating sentiment backed by
the Idea of an organized boosters club
That's the way to forge ahead.
The Smith derivatives, so to speak
are without number, as Smyth. Smythe,
Smeyth. Smeith, Smit, Smyte. Le Smyt,
and the like. Then come Goidsmitn
Silversmith. ' Coppersmith, Locksmith,
Whitesmith. Brownsmith, Blacksmith
Arrow-smith. Speersmith, Redesmith
Knyfessmith. Nasmyth (nailsmith),
Hdylesmith, and so on.
trful and the distressed, the corpora
tion and the individual meet on equal
terms and have an even chance of ob
taining what they want and wish
To find a flat or a house suitable in
size, price and situation, or to rent a
house or flat, advertise; to buy or sell
furniture, books, pictures, clothing all
the necessaries, comforts and luxuries
of life advertise; to find missing heirs
runaway sons wayward daughters, ad
veriise; to summon tne estranged to a
deathbed reunion, advertise. Such has
become the general practice
The want advertisements constitute
a calendar of their own. One can tell
the seasons by the character of the
wants advertised. The classified ad
vertising column is also the temple to
which honest people go to announce
the finding of that which belongs to
others; it is the recourse of those who
Philadplnhia Record : The orator nave iosi inings ior me recovery oi
who declared that the only way to get that for which they are willing to pay
monev out of the wealthy is with a a reward
club, touched upon a great truth. The I me want ad, costing little and
rlnhs do eet a ereat deal of money out! meaning much often the stepping
of the wealthv and perhaps from some stone from despair to hope, from Idle
who are not rich. The late and eco- ness to employment, from distress to
T?i,oii Sapo Hfflnpd clubs aslcorrfort has become a feature of
rac-t. for ortrarant voune and idle 20th century journalism. Its tales, like
old ones I truth, are stranger than fiction. They
are an tnings to ail men. ah one nas
There are now four women who have to do is to "push the button" and the
licenses to navigate the waters a: au m uu tut- ii
Pittsbure They arc Captains Mrs. The Argus classified advertising co!
Marv Green. Mrs. Mary Swan, and the umns speak for themselves. They are
Dippold sisters. The entire Dippoii I ie utsi .-neuiura oi commumcaiion ue-
amsu- now hai-P licenses to mlot tween ine individuals mac can do oo-
v " u v
steamboats, and the women have all u uu udve noi aireauy itsiea
served their apprenticeship of three their value, give an Argus "want ad" a
. .-.o -c in tvio rtw hnntp and on thsltnai
roof of Ohio steamers.
BOYS HURT PLAYING WAR
Set Fire to Powder and Explosion
Damages Fort Russell, Wyo.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 22.-Three boys
playing war in the basement of the
new infantry barracks at Fort Russell
hands with everybody. Long mopped I near tnis city, set nre to a quantity of
his face and said: "Well, my dear, 1 1 powder and an explosion occurred
guess I got through that all right and! which damaged the barracks to the ex-
I think I know everybody with one ex- tent or anout jio.uoo and seriously in
. . . . 1L . I -v m
ception. Tell nr.e. wno was tnai man juieu me ooys. une oi ine Doys, a
at the end of the line with whom II son or tne rort plumber, named Mc
shook hands?" "That." Mrs. Long re-iuonaid is expected to die. 'I he others
Senator Long of Kansas was rather
diffident when he went to his first big
reception in Washington at the home
of Senator Elkins. Mrs. Long tried tj
eteer him down the line, 'and succeed
ed admirably. When they had shaken
plied freezingly, "was the butler.'
James J. Hill, president of the Great
Northern railroad, says that in 35 years
he has not known such severe weather
conditions to prevail in North Dakota
and other points west of St. Paul as
exist today. He adds: "The snow on
the level out there is from three to
four feet deep. Men cannot walk iti
it without snowshoes. In some places
the snow is from 10 to 25 feet deep.
We have from 1.200 to 1,500 men work
ing along our line and have kept It
open, but part of the time the weather
has been so cold that men could not
are a son of Captain Alexander of the
11th infontry, now in Cuba, and a
son of Sergeant Gray of the Eleventh
Mrs. Depew, wife or the senator, tells
with glee a story or her wedding tour.
They had among their fellow pacsen
gers a stodgy, slow-witted Scotchman,
who liked the conversation of the ora
tor. though he did not know him.
"That's as Chauncey Depew always
tells the tale," said Mr. Depew, finish
ing off one of his stories.
Neto Postmasters Named.
Washington, Jan. 22. The president
has sent to the senate the following
nominations for postmasters:
Illinois A. J. Pickrell, Anna; E. L.
Welton,Centralia; G. C. Roberts, Green-
view; C. Schofield, Marengo; T. A.
Fritchey, Olney; A. Fehrman, Pekin;
V. C. Heining, Redbud; A. T. Spivey,
Shawneetown; W. A. Hardy, Spring
Iowa I. Hossler. Battle Creek; C. C.
Burgess. Cresco; E. C. Brown, DeWitt;
J. E. Wheelock, Hartley; E. Westcot.
Iowa City; G. Cooley, Strawberry
Point; J. S. Heverly. Center Point.
Is this Chauncey Depew?" asked the
Scot. "My dear," said the humorist.
turning to his bride, "what does Depew
look like?" "Very much as you do. I
Imagine," answered theJady." "Surely, I
madam, you do your husband an in jus-1
tice," answered the Scotsman, with a I
gesture of expostulation and protest.
Its wonderful power goes to the seat
of your trouble, vitalizes, strengthens
every part of your body. That's what
Hollister's Rocky Mountain tea does.
35 cents, tea or tablets. T. H. Tho-
What like J mas' pharmacy.
A Safe and Sure
The Kingston incident demonstrates
again the danger of vesting a man of I
small calibre with too much authority.
At the time of the earthquake the Brit
ish secretary for the colonies cabled
the governor of the Island that he
would not be hampered with instruc
tions at such a time, but that he
might act entirely upon his own discre
tion, in dealing with the situation.
Such instructions were too much fori
the island ruler, whose first act was to
insult a neighborly and friendly nation
-vhose naval fleet had visited the is
land-on- a mission of mercy and char-l
lty. Smaller things-have provoked!
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A 25c. bottle contains 40 doses.
At all druggists', 25c, 50c and $1.
Doul accept anything else.
When the engagement between Ju
lian Reid and Corinne Thelps wa bro
ken. It was given out. as usual in em
cases, that it was by mutual consent.
But appearances led their friends to
believe that Reid had been dismissed
by the lady. He was very math cast
down, while she did not appear to be
a whit troubled. However, it was not
six months after his supposed dismiss
al that Reid became engaged to Su
The trio were ail in the same set and
soon after Reid's engagement, with
Miss Terry met at a bouse party as
sembled in midwinter at the country
place of Mr. Ludlow Taylof. Reid
was devoted to his fiancee, while MiwS
ITielps was receiving marked attention
from a young man named Adams
There was universal remark on the
fact that Mr. Reid and Miss Phelps
having been apparently bound up in
each other, could now each be inter
ested in another person.
The house party was composed of a
dozen guests. One evening when they
had leen frolicking together in the
same room a Miss Twitchell suddenly
remarked that she must have dropped
her watch. Search was made, but the
watch was not found. It was pro
posed to search elsewhere, but Miss
Twitchell declared that she had looked
at. her watch on coming into the room
and noted that the hands stood at
twenty minutes after 10. It was now
twelve minutes later, and during the
interval she had not left the room
Again the apartmeut was searched.
but with no better result. Then Mr
Taylor, looking very grave, said:
"This is the most unpleasant episode
that has ever occurred to me. Miss
Twitchell's watch has been stolen. To
think that one of my guests should be
a thief! I cannot but assume that the
theft must have been committed under
a kleptomaniac impulse. I shall there
fore give the thief a chance to return
the watch without being known
shall turn out the lights for five min
utes, during which interval he or she
may lay the watch in any place where
it will be noticed.
He stepped to the electric switch and
turned off every light at once, the room
remaining darkened for five minutes.
when the lights were turned on again
Even one looked about for the watch,
but it was not visible. But one of the
men called the attention of the host to
a bulgiug pocket in the coat of Reid
Taylor approached him and took from
the pocket a solid silver inkstand that
had stood on an antique desk.
iteia turned pale. Every eye was
upon him, and every one expected that
if he were searched the missing watch
would be found. Reid demanded to be
searched, but Taylor would not cou-
seut, saying that no such indignity
should be offered to a guest in his
house. He himself would indemnify
Miss Twitchell for the loss of her
watch. "Besides, Juliau," he said, "if
yon were guilty you might have
got rid of the watch. No, there is
some mystery in this matter. I be
lieve every guest to be innocent. 1
am good for the loss. Let the matter
This was easier said than done.
There were various opiuions as to
Reid's guilt or innocence, but of course
he was a suspected man despite the
fact that Taylor averred that the af
fair was an attempt to throw suspicion
on him and was very clumsy. Suzanne
Terry drew away from her fiance cold
ly, while Corinne Phelps was outspo
ken In his defense. Irene Taylor, a
sister of the host, froni the moment or
Reid's trouble devoted herself to him.
The morning after the loss of the
watch a maid went to Miss Taylor and
said she had heard a singular ticking
in the room of one of the guests which
she could not place. Miss Taylor went
to the room and listened. She heard
the ticking, but could not tell where it
was. It was loudest near a mantel
over a fireplace, but there was neither
clock nor watch on the mantel.
Listening attentively, Miss Taylor
located the ticking in the fireplace,
then in the chimney. In the flue was
a sheet Iron plate with a trapdoor in
it to prevent a draft through the chim
ney when there was no fire on the
hearth. Miss Taylor put her hand
through tbe trapdoor, felt about on the
plate and withdrew her hand, grasping
a watch. It was the watch Miss
Twitchell had lost.
Corinne Phelps was the occupant of
Miss Taylor took the watch to Reid
and told him where she had found It.
Reid was not so surprised as she sup
posed he would be. Miss Taylor then
sent -for her brother, and Re!d was
asked to give a reason for Miss Thelps
desiring to injure him. He declined to
do so, and Taylor told him that it must
be assumed that he had placed the
watch in her room for the purpose of
injuring her. Reid neither denied nor
assented to the allegation. The party
broke up, one half believing that Reid
was the thief, the other half in Miss
Phelps' guilt. ,?
Miss Taylor was one who believed
Implicijely in Reid's Innocence aud his
former fiancee's guilt. Miss Terry pre
tended to have the same opinion, but
In her heart was uncertain. Reid at
once asked to be released of his en
gagement with ber on account of her
lack of confidence in him and was re
lieved. A year later Reid married
Miss Taylor and immediately after the
wedding took up a package of returned
letters he had written Miss Phelps and
selecting one gave it to her to read.
In It he broke his engagement on the
ground that he had discovered in ber
traits that -would send a woman of a
lower class to prison.
: : LOUISE C. FARRELL.
,T H I Ttl A.VENU E
Continuation of the Greatest
Discount Reducing Sale
EVERYBODY to the front no hanging back no sulking each department
with excess stock must bear its share of the loss. As we said at the begin
ning, this is a sale without a competitor, has no rival, and no successful at
tempt at imitation. .- . "
Wednesday It's Shoes and Fancy Work
EVERY pair of shoes in the store, high or low shoes for men, women, girls, boys, children and
infants, everything for foot covering, all with a discount of 25, except on rubber goods,
on which the discount is limited to 10 percent. Take a quarter off from everything else and
pocket the difference. All the best, newest and latest styles, take your pick, take any you like and
deduct one-fourtrt. This includes our Women's finest Jenness Miller $3.50 dress shoes, all the
stylish $4.00 shoes, and all the shoes down to the lowest; this means $4.00 shoes for $3.00, the $2.00
shoes for $1.50, the $1.50 shoes for $1.13, etc. ; all the patent kid and coltlskin shoes for men, women
and children, the best as well as the cheapest, all, all, all, one-quarter off.
T1HEN on Wednesday, all day, one-fourth returned on all goods in our Fancy Work
Department. Thousand of articles in the Fancy Work Department already marked at the
lowest prices known, but Wednesday you can figure off an additional 25 from the bottom
of 3'our bill. Pillows, pillow covers, center pieces, baskets, pin cushions, dresser scarfs, piano
scarfs, infantV jackets and pillows, embroidery, silks and cottons, yarns, girdles and cords, stamped
linens and art pieces ; all, take your pick from this great collection all day Wednesday and deduct
one-quarter from the amount.
Blankets and Comforters
N addition to the many other attractions here on Thursday we offer a discount of 25 in the
Housefurnishings. Make a note of your wants in this section as the saving is so positive and
certain that any thrifty housewife should take notice. 25 percent off on all tinware, nickle and
galvanized ware, paints, varnishes, brushes, heating stoves, oil heaters, wire goods, willow ware, etc.,
etc., everything in the Housefurnishing Department one-quarter, 25 off. Yesl everything except
graniteware and wringers, on which the discount is limited to 10 percent. On all the balance of the
stock, probably at least 3,500 different' articles, you can get a hand-back of a quarter. Be prompt
LSO all the Bed Blankets and Bed Comforts on Thursday you get a 25 disccunt
On such goods as these it's like finding the money, in fact its simply a gift. Come and get
your share. Every bed blanket from $10.50 a pair down to the. very cheapest cotton ones,
all the robe blankets, all, all, fancy or plain blankets, all the bed comforts from cheapest to best, all
those beautiful down comforts are included, all at a quarter off. This brings the comforters,
which are now $2.48 down to $1.86, those at $2.00 to $1.50, those at $1.00 to 75c, etc., etc., the
greatest. blanket and bed comforter bargains you have ever seen. Come early and get your share.
L. S. McCABE CO.
City Council Room, Rock Island, 111.,
Jai. 21, 1907. The council met in reg
ular session at 8 p. m.. Mayor McCask
rin presiding, and all fie aldermen
present except Sherwood.
The minutes of the Inst regular
meeting were read and approved.
Alderman Anderson from the finance
committee submitted an ordinance.
which was considered arid adopted by
unanimous vote, allowing the labor pay
roll for the week ending Jan. 19, as follows:
T. Manuel 9 20
J Jamison 11 40
T Harper 11 15
Utke 11 40
W O'Brien 11 40
P Anthony 11 40
Anthony 11 40
Fred Bowers 11 40
Ed Slavin 10 50
H Deisenroth 10 50
Jos Geier 7 45
I) Collins 8 33
S Lugenbill 5 75
John Ehlers 3 50
C W Jones 90
Elmer Nelson 90
Seebrandt 1 75
Ferd Schoel 4 20
Thos Golden 5 25
J Fox 3 50
Chas Boehme 7 00
Al Boehme 7 45
Alf Olsen 6 15
Wm Ray 15 35
Skinner 12 25
Roy Reed 1 40
Schilllnser 12 00
H Bresnahan 16 85
D Rooks 1 75
Street Acct 108 15
Sewer Acct 44 43
6th Ward Sido Walk Acct 11 40
7th Ward Side Walk Acct 7 90
Water Works Expense Acct ...139 10
Reseroir Expense Acct 25 CO
K Atkinson, 10 50
Harson . . .
F O'Connell .
N Archer . .
E Frank , .
G Henry ,. 15 00 i
Total $336 f.O
The clerk read a report from the
city engineer on a runway of the Black
Hawk Clay Manufacturing company.
The clerk read a report from the
city engineer in regard to the Third
ward sidewalk improvement. Report
The clerk presented the plats of J.
B. Winters' Ninth street and G. E.
Blakesley's additions. Referred to the
street and alley committee.
Alderman Blochlinger moved that
when the council adjourn it be to 1:30
Saturday afternoon. Adopted.
The clerk read a communication
from the Union Electric Telephone &
Telegraph company, giving statement
of year's receipts. Referred to finance
committee to report.
The mayor presented a report of the
health commissioner in regard lo wa
ter supply on First street for two
blocks south of Fifth avenue, and rec
ommending the extension of water
mains. On motion of Alderman Bloch
linger the report of health commis
sioner was received and the superin
tendent of water works and water
works committee proceed to lay the
The mayor presented' a communica
tion from Mrs. M. J. Phillips. Referred
to sewer committee to report.
The mayor presented a communica
tion from H. A. Weld in regard to the
9 65iVeinrott junk yard and asking that
7 90 J action on the matter be delayed. On
11 40 1 motion communication received and
.. 12 00
.. 10 75
3 50! Mr. Weld invited to appear before the
11 40, council at next meeting.
The mayor named John P. Sexton
as cny marsnai. tonurmra io i
(Blochlinger, Eckhart. Oberg, Benson,
Rohbins, and Anderson.
Alderman Andemm presented a
resolution requesting the state treas
urer to return to the city clerk coupons
on refunding bonds. Adopted.
Alderman Anderson from the finance
and claims committees reported on the
matter of the lirkin case, recommend
ing that the committees named be au
thorized by the council to either order
that an appeal be taken or that the
case may be settled out of court.
Alderman Wilson moved that the
committees confer with the attorneys
for the plaintiff in the Larkin case and
see what proposition they may have
to make and report to the council Sat
urday afternoon. Carried.
Alderman Blochlingei1 from the
street and alley committee moved that
the plat of the factory district be
adopted as soon as judgment is vacat
Alderman Blochlinger from the
street and alley committee presented
a resolution recommending the reloca
tion of certain poles of the American
District Telephone & Telegraph com
Alderman Blochlinger from the sew
er committee reported granting cer
tain parties power to make Eewer con
Alderman Wilson moved that the
superintendent of waterworks be in
structed to procure a motor to test the
Fifth avenue sewer pump and report
to the council. Carried.
Alderman Robbins from the license
and markets committee moved that Ra
loon license now in name of Oloff
Banker be transferred to Herman
Alderman Anderson presented a
resolution that in the matter of open
ing of Eighth avenue between Forty
fourth and Forty-fifth streets, that the
board of local improvements be given
unwer to enter into such negouaMon
with, the property owners as they may
decnt just and reort their findings to
the council at the next regular meet
Alderman Dauber moved that the
rock at Nineteenth street and First
avenue be accepted and the street com
missioner place It where most needed.
Alderman Anderson from the com
mittee of the whole reported that the
mayor wait on the Central Union Tele
phone company and invite them to sub
mit to the council any new proiot-ltion
if they have any such to offer in rela
tion to their proposed new ordinance,
and recommended that the council con
cur in the recommendation of the may
or concerning the Union Electric Tele
phone & Telegraph company, and that
they comply with their present ordin
ance" within 30 days or cut off further
negotiations relative to the rate clause,
as well as the relief from the 2 per
cent tax imposed. Adopted.
Adjourned on motion of Alderman
Eckhart. H. C. SCHAFFER,
. Half a lass