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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postolllce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, Feb. 4, 1907.
The people are pulling together to
push Hook Island ahead industriallv.
(let the trucks anil help the! good work
A New York audience that had nerve
enough to throw lemons and eggs at a
stage production must, have heen eni
holdened by the indictment of the the
Now there is danger that the law of
gravitation will be knocked out. Pres
ently these restless scientists will dis
prove the Columbus thory of a round
world. Then we will lie in danger of
Kittle New Jersey has at last done
a Rood thins. It. has terminated the
public official career of its political
and financial boss, Senator J. F. Pry
den. And it was a prudential act,
though not according to the Pryden
conception of the term.
It is just possible that the next grand
jury will be burdened with another at
tempt to indict, the business men of
Rock Island, through the Rock Island
Club all because they intercepted tho
flight of the second edition Central
1'nion Telephone ordinance through the
While the war department is asking
for large sums of money with which
to fortify Hawaii against the Japs, the
thought arises that maybe those enter
prising Oiientals would be giving us
less trouble if the Russians had been
allowed to remain in Port Arthur to
keep them busy on their own side of
The hoard of trade at Columbus.
Ohio, has engaged William .1. Bryan to
speak at its annual banquet. Politics
will be ruled out. and Mr. Bryan is to
talk at length upon "the eld world and
its ways.' Plans have been made
whereby 2.500 people will hear the
speaker. Just now Mr. Bryan is
speaking nightly in Oregon.
The Washington correspondents
agree that the tariff revisionists in
congress now see no hope of anything
being done to revise the Ringley
schedule until after the next pre5den
tial election. The movement to call a
caucus of the house republicans to
discuss the tariff has waned and died.
The 50 signatures necessary could nor.
he procured, and the standpatters re
joice greatly in this outcome. Never
theless this unsettled question will
continue to plague the party.
There is something impressive as
mr.ll oc ttii-i-ilili in ho thrnt'lir nnt fn'v
as it pertains to the act, but in the les
son that is presented in the unbeliever
whose final request is that his body be-
destroyed by fire and the ashes given
to the four winds. It shows not only
the despair, but the illogical trend of
the mind that seeks a theory contrary
to the eternal plan. lor the un
fortunate creature of earth who
has thus sought to scorn the
truths of theology, has like
wise neglected consideration of ev
cry teaching of the science and philos
ophy of life, so entirely in keeping
with the immutable law nothing is or
can be lost. The same Al'-Seeing Eye
that numbers the hairs of the head
and notes even the sparrow's fall, will
account for every atom of what was
once human flesh, even though it may
have been in the consuming flame and
scattered upon the swiftest gale.
Joint State Action.
The waterways resolutions of the
Missouri and Illinois legislatures, add
ed to those in Wisconsin, are a protest
against, wrong and injustice which
certain to be echoed from every state
between the Rocky mountains and tho
The Missouri legislature, assert:
the St. Louis Republic, speaks for
the state by saying that by the unfair
distribution of money in the rivers and
harbors bill Congressman Burton ha
shown himself unfit to be chairman of
the committee from which it has been
The legislature speaks for the stato
in notifying Congressman Ellis of Kan
sas City though his name is not men
tioned that his acquiescence in Chair
man. Burton's injustice to Missouri is
The legislature speaks for the state
in notifying all 1G of its representa
tivrs- in congress, and both senators
that they are exported to do their levci
mm, individually and collectively, to
rorr- thiz InJuMIc and get Into the
h'i, 1'f ' ftnu pa-'haK', adequate
proi;;ion lor the iieuermonis "i im
portation in which the state is vitally
These resolutions should be, and are
likely to be, the beginning of joint
state action which will make the full
power of the Mississippi valley felt in
Washington. If such action be section
al it is not the fault of the states or
the people in this part of the country
that it has become necessary.
The Proposed .Press Censorship.
That is a startling proposal embodied
in the report of the postal commission,
a censorship of the press which would
limit newspapers to news, banishing
the Sunday hodge-podge of miscellany
and limiting advertising to a propor
tion not. exceeding one-half of total
space. The report is the result of an
inquiry designed to find a remedy for
the conditions which produce a vast
amount of second class mail matter
which is carried by the government at
an immense and continuous loss. The
alternatives found by the commission
are to reduce the mass of such matter
or to increase the rate. "Second class
matter" is the postal designation of
newspapers sent to regular subscrib
ers. It is argued by the commission
that it is an abuse of the privileges of
this .class of mail matter to expand pa
pens into vast bulk to make room for
a great mass of matter not news in
any sense of the word, but literary
miscellany having no better right to
the newspaper rate than liound books.
The commission urges that the news
paper rate of a cent a pound should b;
limited to newspapers, and that desig
nation can not be consistency claimed
or a publication that is mainly made
up of literary miscellany and adver-
ising, having several times more
pace devoted to those purposes than
o the news of the day and matter ger
mane to a newspaper in the original
derivation of the word.
It is not presumable that any ukase
from the postoffice department at
Washington will terminate the exist
enco ot the Sunday paper incubus.
which keeps multitudes from the pe
rusal of literature of permanent valu-
muddling their minds with the con
glomeration of sensationalism and lit
erary trash which makes most of the
inntetl contents ol the cartload of
woodpulp known as the Sunday paper
Hut the commission's proposal, nev
enneiess. is on tne lace ot it not so
much designed to regulate the rates as
to seize the opportunity to make the
postmaster general the press censor of
he nation a cunningly devised scheme
which could probably be traced to th
Itoosevelt Aids Subsidies.
President Roosevelt has endorsed
the ship subsidy bill in a message to
congress. In doing so he virtually be
comes a party to the trickery and
fraud practiced by its supporters in
forcing its pasage through the com
mittee on merchant marine in the
No matter what his views on the
principle of ship subsidies may be, the
president should never have given his
support, to a measure engineered
through congress as this has been. He
cannot afford to countenance sharp
practices and questionable proceedings
in the support of any legislation.
The message itself is misleading and
far below the standard, in the concise
ness and accuracy of reasoning, estab
lished by the president in previous
communications to congress.
The pending measure in congress, of
which Mr. Roosevelt is undoubtedly
aware, has no semblance to the subsi
dies practiced in European countries.
It will not establish a single new line
of commerce from any of our ports but
will simply present to five established
and profitable lines bonuses of which
they do not stand in need. It is hard
to determine by what course of rea
soning the president justified the gift
of any sum of money to the Hill ami
It certainly looks as if the subsidy
graUbers will succeed in forcing an en
tering wedge into the United States
treasury at this session, thanks to the
timely aid of President Roosevelt and
the trickery and connivance of Speak
er Cannon. It is the establishment of
the principle of subsidies that, pre
sents the greatest element of danger.
The country knows, from the experi
ence it lias had with the protective
tariff, how rapacious the wealthy inter
ests are when seeking favors from the
overnment. Let ship subsidies be
come the established jiolicy of the gov
ernment, and there will be no end to
tho demands for assistance.
For a president, who pretends to be
opposed t monopolies, combinations
and special interests Roosevelt's at t i
tilde on this question of subsidies is
certainly hard to explain.
All Advertising Pays.
Discussing the probability that "Sa
lome" will be reproduced on some oth
er stage than that of the Metropolitan
opera house in New York, the New
York Sun said recently in its news
columns: "Mr. Conried does not in
tend to lose the costly setting and cos
fumes and all the capital that this
present advertising has made for the
work." In other words, the moment
the opera became a subject of general
comment in the newspapers its success
from the financial standpoint was as
sured, and the publicity the production
has received is counted as a certain
Most of "Salome's" advertising was
free. But the merchant who pays the
regular rates to create talk and stimu
late thought about his store and its
wares generally finds the 'cost insig
niflcant in comparison with the results.
ROMANCE OR ELLIS ISLAND.
Why should story tellers rack their
brains for themes when romances are
happening every day under their noses?
Here, like a flower peeping from un
der a heap of rubbish, Is a romance
extracted from the most unromantic
thing in the world, an emigrant ship.
It only remains for the sto- teller to
put it In form. It is not a tale of
young lovers. In the conventional
story romance ends with marriage.
Nature knows no such division. Con
ceive an old fruit tree bearing shortly
before it is cut dowu a single bit of
fruit into which the tree's vitality has
been concentrated and you have the
kind of romance you are about to get.
Forty yenrs ago Herman Ourlieh, a
Prussian, came to America, purchased,
a farm, married, raised a family aud
prospered. His wife died, and one by
one his children left him to marry aud
raise children of their own. For teu
years he worked his farm alone, and
then it occurred to him to relieve his
solitude by revisiting his former home
in Prussia. He did so, but failed to
rind the diversion he had expected.
The place he bad left as a village had
grown to be a city, and the friends of
his youth who had not gone elsewhere
were in the churchyard. Disappoint
ed, he turned his face again toward his
desolate home in America.
Martha Leoser, a widow living iu
Berlin with her daughters, had a son
in America. Her daughters had been
with her since their birth, but her one
son had left her when he was a boy,
and she pined to spend the few years
that remained to her where she might
occasionally see him. At last she could
resist the temptation to go to America
Now it happened. This is a short
sentence, an Incomplete sentence, yet
how much there is in it: What would
all the story tellers do if the two words
were blotted out from the world's on
going? It happened that Heiuriob Gur
lich and Martha Leoser were passen
gers on the same ship. One day they
sat side by side and fell to talking.
Gurlich rejoiced with the mot iter in
her expectations at meeting Iier boy,
and Mrs. Leoser grieved with the old
man when he spoke of bis return to
his lonely farm. They met frequently
oti the voyage and on reaching port
parted with mutual regret.
In New York harbor, where they
lauded, is Ellis island, a danger point
for emigrants more to be dreaded than
a submerged rock of the ocean. Here
they must satisfy theollickils that they
will not be a buntai upon the United
States. Ourlich had no trouble in do
ing so and took his departure. Mrs.
Leoser sent for her son, who lived in
one of the environs of New York. . He
came, and for n brief period the moth
er aud herjtoy enjoyed their meeting
and the prospect of at least living on
the same continent. But the young
mau failed to satisfy the authorities
that he could support his mother. He
had a large family of his own and was
at the time out of employment. His
mother, too old to support herself, hail
no one else on whom to depend. The
decree went forth that Martha Looser
must be deported to her native land.
Herman Gurlieh, in the turmoil of
the metropolis, was alone as much o?
more alone than he would be when he
returned to his farm. In years he had
met but one person of his own genera
tion to give him one spark of sym
pathythe woman he had met on the
steamer. She had shown him a paper
bearing her son's address to ask how
she might find him. This address Gur
One evening there was a rap at the
door of young Leoser. and upon its
being opened there stod Gurlieh.
"Is Martha here?" he asked. He re
membered only the widow's first name.
"No. and she will not be here. She
is to be deported."
Gurlieh went into the house, and his
host told him that there was uo hope
of his mother remaining, since there
was no one to support her.
"Yes, there is one,"' said the old man
after a long pause.
"I. If your mother will marry ni
and go to lire with me on my farm she
need not go back to Germany."
In half an hour the two men were on
a boat speeding for Ellis island. They
found the poor woman bemoaning her
fate. Her eyes lighted as she saw her
companion of the voyage.
Aud here the effort of the story teller
to put this humble romance in story
form breaks dowu. Never was offer of
marriage made in a form more widely
diverse from the conventional proposal
laid down in printed romances. The
son took his mother aside and told her
of Gurlich's proposition. While mother
aud son conferred the would be groom
stood making pretense of looking at a
family of Russian Jews eating sau
sages. In a few minutes Leoser return
ed and said his mother accepted the
offer. In vain the romance constructor
casts about for some stretch of the
facts to give story form to the recep
tion by the lover of the news that he
was to be made happy. Yet why try
express what no words ever have su
ceeded in expressing? Perhaps he said
"Yah," perhaps "Das Is goot;" but, no
matter what he said or how unlike our
conceptions of what he should have
said, his old heart experienced an echo
of the gladness of youth.
Upon Gurlich's promising the author
ltles that he would be responsible for
Martha Leaser's support they at one
gave her permission to go where she
liked. With ber affianced husband and
her son she went to the latter's bouse,
where the marriage ceremony was per
formed, and after a brief visit the
bride and groom started for Gurlich's
Are both symptoms of organic de
rangement, and nature's warning" to
women of a trouble which will soon
er or later declare itself.
How often do we hear women say,
"It seems as though my back would
break." Yet they continue to drag
along and suffer with aches in the
small of the back, pain low down in
the side, dragging sensations, nerv
ousness and no ambition.
They do not realize that the back
ism and quickly indicates by achiDg iY1155 LE.NA rMALrt. L.
a diseased condition of the feminine organs or kidneys, and that aches
and pains will continue until the cause is removed.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
made from native roots and herbs has been for many years the most
successful remedy in such cases. No other medicine has such a record
of cures of feminine ills.
Miss LenaNagel, of 117 Mrgan St., Buffalo, N. Y., writes "I was
completely worn out and on the verge of nervous prostration. My back
ached all the time. 1 had dreadful periods of pain, was subject to tits
of crying and extreme nervousness, and was always weak and tired.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound completely cured me."
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound cures Female Complaints,
such as Backache. Falling and Displacements, and all Organic Diseases.
Dissolves and expels Tumors at an early stage. It strengthens and
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the whole feminine system.
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation to Women
Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited to
write Mrs. Pinkham, Lvnn, Mass.
MANY STATES UNITE IN PETITION
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THOROUGH LY AROUSED OVER DEEP WATER
WAYS QUESTION AND IS MAKING ITS VOICE
HEARD AT WASHINTON.
ISI'l-'.t'lAl. ' lUltKSl'ONI KN('K TO
Till". A HUTS.
Washington, Feb. 4. Probably nev
r before in the history of any one
uece of legislation lias congress been
petitioned' for its passage by so many
tates. as has been the case with the
rivers and naibors hill. Last week
trims expressions of opinion were re
ceived from Illinois, in which State
lovernor Denei'ii devoted much spac
it his message lo 1 lie subject of wa-
rways development. In addition, the
Missouri legislature adopted a resolu-
on urging greater appropriations for
the Mississippi river and declaring that
he 4.000.00(1 people of that state are
eager lor the development ot the
Undoubtedly the strongest document
eceived was a resolution adopted by
he legislature of Arkansas, and passed
unanimously bv Imth the house and
:enate, in which the petition of the
National Rivers add. Harbors 'congress
was heart ilv endorsed. This petition
isks for thtV annual .appropriation of
$30,non,ono at the hands of the govern
ment for tlie improvement of the riv
al's and harbors ot the country.
''The Arkansas folons" displayed the
broad spirit that is animating congress
by refraining from asking for any es
pecial appropriations for development
within the confines of their own state.
They recognize that the work is on?
of national importance, and, with an
adequate appropriation each year, they
feel assured lhat the rivers of their
own commonwealth are certain even
tually to receive a jujit share.
Congiessman Joseph E. Ransdell of
Louisiana, who is president of the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors congress.
has declared that the organization will
bring all its influence to bear to gain
the point, to which it is pledged. He
contends that with an expenditure of
S5n.tm0.0ii0 annually the rivers andhi-
ors of the country will not only be
developed scientifically and quickly,
but. their development will increase
reatly the commercial activity of the
United States, and, as a consequence.
foster the national prosperity.
To the end that the influence of the
organization be increased. .1. l. Kllison
of Cincinnati. Ohio, its secretary, has
just issued a call urging every river
improvement association, commercial
organization, city. town, state and in
dividual interested in the question, to
become members of tho National Kiv-
?rs and Harbors congress. It is hoped
that, this call will be responded to en
thusiastically and that the attendance
at the next convention will establish a
record. At the last convention, held
here in December, delegates were pres
ent from 22 slates, two territories and
the District of Columbia, while the
riunrnntreil under Food nml Drus Art, June :io, l!OU. Serin 1 o. X17.
unequalled for the cure of dyspep
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It is the work of the stomach to ferment the food and anything that inter
feres with this process of fermentation may he a cause of dyspepsia. Strictly
speaking there are dozens of causes of stomach trouble. The kind and quan
tity of food aken, worry, mental excitement, nervousness, lack of proper ex
ercise. It takes many forms such as debility (that tired feeling), loss of ap
petite, pain after eating, acidity, flatulence, vomiting, palpitation, cramps in
Dyspepsia is dangerous because it has a very marked influence on the
bowels, the kidneys, and the heart. It should therefore never he neglected."
One or two boxes of Dr. Edwards' Compound Dandelion tablets have cured
many severe cases of stomach trouble. If you are a sufferer from this com
plaint buy today a box of this famous vegetable remedy and enjoy your
meals the same as you used to do.
Both tablets and pills sold by all druggists, price 25c.
TRIAL PACKAGE AT T. H. THOMAS, DRUGGIST.
Sales Agents, I. A. & D. Co., Wellsville, N. Y.
Her advice is free,
governors of I t states and the mayors
of L't: cities sent representatives.
It is recognized here in Washington
thai ihe need for :n additional svstee.i
of t ranspoi la. ion in tliis country is ar
gent. The congestion of traffic on th"
railroads resulting in coal famines in
the northwest and financial suffering
in the midst of pknty. has opened the
eyes of congress to the fact that some
thing must be done to supplement the
existing channels ol commerce. Nat
urally, attention is focused on the wa
terways of the count ly. for the I'niti d
States will have the most magnificent
system of rivers and harbors of any
nation in the world once they ait- de
veloped. Piles of people have piles. Why
suffer from piles when you can use
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If you are too fat it is because your food
turns to fat instead of muscle strength.
If you are too lean the fat producing' foods
that you eat are not properly digested and
Lean, thin, stringy people do not hava
enough Pepsin in the stomach, while fat
people have too much Pepsin and not 1
contains all the digestive juices that are
found in a healthy stomach, and in
exactly those proportions necessary to
enable the stomach and digestive organs
to digest and assimilate all foods that may
be eaten. Kodoi is not only a perfect
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Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Sour Stomach,
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Digests What You Eat
Rests the stomach, rebuilds th
tissues and gives firm flesh.
la bottlei only. Two
izea, fifty cents and
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COURT SEVERS THE
HEAR YE! HEAR
Divorced for the third and last time, not from my wife but from
my money, which Is worse. Fro-n 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 stove cheaper from
me than any other place in the three cities then cut me off your list.
Goods sold on commission. Household goods
don't bar anybody out of my store, so good by.
8 1623 Second Avenue,
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We loan liberal amounts on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons,
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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.
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))) Old phone N. 2425. Open Saturday
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t CENTRAL TRUST
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pany. We act ns executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Kstates.
Receiver and Assi?nee of Insolvent Kstates. General Financial
Agent for Non-Residents, Women Invalids, and others.
HE! HEAR YE!
stored. Remember, I
I wish you all well.
Rock Island ?
nights. 21 Brady St., Davenport, la.
H. B. SIMMON,
AND SAVINGS BANK.
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