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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAKCII 19, 1007-
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofnee as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, SI per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
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.
Tuesday, March 19, 1907.
congress was to pass a bill making
When the new law goes into effect
it will no longer be necetsary to rush
to the postofflce or substation to ob-
ain a special delivery stamp and thus
lose the very time that the service was
created to save. When the writer of
a letter wants it "social delivery," all
hat need be done will be to attach six
2-cent stamps to it, one for the post
age and the others to make up the 10
cent delivery charge, and write on the
envelope the words "special delivery.'
The department will do the rest.
The postmaster general is required
o formulate the rules and regulations,
but as the law clearly states that it
was passed to avoid the necessity for
an extra stamp for special delivery, he
will make no changes.
The postal service is being improved
n every particular, with an object al
ways to facilitating business for the
patrons. The new rule will be wel
Itrmrinbrr It. It. HrjnolilV rnntliilm-y
for rounty Jiulur. He In ciTlen-cl,
rapnblr. anil woHIij, and nk the f
11 it only on It Im uu-ritn.
Municipal redemption is the para
It is not difficult to predict what ma
terial shape Easter "dreams" will take.
To advance Hock Island industrially
and commercially, it is essential that
the moral standard of the city should
The president writes to the Panama
ana) commission that "the work of
construction is going on well, and will
continue to do so," but this does not
necessarily imply that the head engin
eers will resign or get fired ofleucr
than three times a week.
When George Washington McCask
rin ran for mayor he promised if elect
ed to give the people a peach of an
administration. The species of citrus
lemonum that they received in lieu of
this tempting morsel ' will be handed
back to the frolicsome George April 12
with none of the juice removed.
The sudden order to close down the
great Mid vale steel plant and the dis
charge of its 3,(100 workmen is said
to be caused by the refusal of the
Pennsylvania railroad to furnish cars
and deliver coal to the Midvale people.
As the Midvale company is the com
petitor of the steel trust in the manu
facture of armor plate, there will un
doubtedly be a thorough investigation
to see if the railroad and the tnr-t
are thus trying to defeat competition.
In dwelling on the "efficiency" of
his police force in his Market Sipiart
harangue Saturday night, Mayor Mc
Caskrin said: "The Argus 'got smart'
not long ago and offered a reward
of $50 for the capture and conviction
of a burglar." "We went out the next
day and got it," he added. Now the
question, in view of the recent burgla
ries, is, if it is necessary for The Ar
gus to offer another $."i0 reward ttaat
the police shall go "out and get it."
The gavel used by the presiding off!
cer of the senate has no handle like
that used by the speaker of the house.
It is an ivory contrivance, modestly
ornamented, of cylindrical shape and
about four inches long. In wielding it
the vice president has to hold the gavel
in his hand as if it were a small ham
mer without a handle. How the cus
tom originated of providing the vice
president with a handlers gavel it not
known, though the oldest senate at
tache can- not remember when it was
otherwise, just as the oldest senate at
tache can not remember when the gol
snuff Ikix that occupies its ancient
niche at. the right of the vice presi
dent's desk was not dutifully filled ev
cry morniim, although no statesman
now patronizes that once popular box
for a gentle sneeze.
Wliiskci-K at Last Have Standing.
Samuel Beat toy of Wellston, Ohio
has been awarded damages to the ex
tent of $101 because of a gas explo
sion which cruelly, ruthlessly and with
out warning blew, singed, knocked and
otherwise removed from off his face as
fine and luxuriant a set of whiskers as
bloomed throughout all the land. The
stern and upright judge awarded a ver
diet, as he should. True, the amount
is small in comparison with the great
damage indicted, but it is an entering
wedge to which bewhiskered gentle
men may point with pride. It is in
keeping with other vindications award
ed whiskers throughout tins land or'
late. It but follows the footsteps of
the great vote of confidence recently
given a so-called "animated feather
duster" in New York.
It means that henceforth and forever-
more throughout this land of the free
and the home of the brave whiskers
stand upon an honorable footing lie
fore the law and before the bar of pub
Now watch the crop grow.
St. Louis Excursion.
On account of American bowling con
test, to be held at St. Louis, Chicago,
Peoria & St. Ixmis railway agents will
sell tickets to St. Ixiuis at one fare
plus 2") cents for the round trip, good
going March IS 19 and 20, limited to
return including April 1. Kates open
to the public.
The C. P. & St. L. railway operates
the only through chair car line between
Peoria, Pekin and St. Louis.
To the Honorable Mayor and City
Council of the City of Rock Island:
We, the undersigned property owners
on tho east and west sides respective
ly of Twelfth street, within 3M) feet of
the front door of the premises on the
west corner of Twelfth street an.l
Eighteenth avenue, namely on lot six
j) in M. B. DeSilva's addition, in
the city of Rock Island, county of
Rock Island, and state of Illinois, tl
spectfully petition your honorable body
to grant a license to Herman Vogol
for the sale of intoxicating, vinous and
fermented liquors iii the building on
said Twelfth street and Eighteen! h
avenue, said license to date from May
1, 1907 in order to admit time for the
erection of a building.
Frank Wich 43
Fritz Philipp 17
Joseph Van Hoe 10
Gustav A. Borst 40
Mary Van Hoe ")
Robert Wagner 2"i0
William Klockau in
Henry Dreessen 40
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Disorders of the stomach produce a
nervous condition and often prevent
sleep. Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets stimulato tho digestive
organs, restore the system to a
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Kaiser Wilhelm occasionally shows
that he has his own share of the miH
of human- kindness. One day he was
walking in the Thiergarten, Berlin,
when he saw a soldier of his own regi
ment striding along ahead. The sol
dier met his sweetheart, who proceed
ed to take her young man's arm after
the manner common to engaged couples
in all northern countries. The soldier,
knowing that it was tho time of day
at which the emperor generally indulgi'd
in a constitutional along the very path
where they were, was afraid that so
loverlike an attitude might be regarded
as a disrespect to the imperial uniform
or some equally terrible, military of
fense, and be punished accordingly. In
a shamefaced manner he explained this
to the young lady, who rather huffily
withdrew her arm. The kaiser was
nearer than tbey thought. He had
overheard their conversation, and,
catching them , up, said, jokingly:
"Don't be a fool, Fritz. If you won't
take her arm, I shall feel inclined to
offer mine." Then he passed on and
carefully refrained from looking back.
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Rock Island. I u.
A New Postal Kulc.
The policy of the day is to accommo
date the pubic more and more in the
postal service. On the first of the month
an order went into effect permitting
nessages to be written on the left
hand side of the- front or face of postal
cards. On and after July 1, 10 cents
additional postage affixed to any letter
or package will serve as a special de
tawdry stuff is abso
lutely excluded in this
store. no matter how
inexpensive the object
may be, you may depend
upon Its adherence to
THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD
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Rock Island. Iu
When a girl of eighteen Is In posses
sion of a fortune, she is very fortunate
if she does not become a target for
some person or persons desirous of re
lieving her. of It Bessie Crapo had
been tenderly brought up until she was
seventeen years old, when she bad the
misfortune to lose her father and
mother in rapid succession. Her moth
er's sister, Miss Barbour, a spinster of
forty, was called In to take charge of
the bouse and the young girl as well.
The estate was administered by Arnold
Atwater, an attorney, also in middle
life and unmarried. Mr. Crapo had
conceived a high regard for Mr. Atwa
ter's shrewdness and had left him sole
executor of his estate.
A pretty girl and a couple of hundred
thousand dollars were too tempting a
prize for Mr. Atwater's integrity. Win
ning the confidence of Miss Barbour,
he succeeded in keeping the heiress a
virtual prisouer with a view to prevent
her marrying that is, unless he could
succeed in marrying her himself.
All this is an old story. The interest
In this yarn lies in an effort made by
young Bob Allison to get the maiden
out of the bands of the designing attor
ney. Bob and Bessie had grown up to
gether and bad plighted their childish
troth long before either knew anything
about worldly goods. But Bob was to
be the architect of his own fortune,
and Miss Barbour, who, in her present
position, was In better circumstances
than she had ever been before and Lad
no wish to leave it, made the young
man's poverty a convenient excuse for
opposing him. So it was Bob and Bes
sie versus Atwater and Barbour.
It did not take the young couple long
to discover that there was but one
way to win, and that was to gain for
Bob the legal control of Bessie, wbi.-h
would also give him the control of her
fortune. To do this marriage was nec
essary, and the only way to effect mar
riage was an elopement.
Now, in elopements it is far easier
for the runaways to make a start than
to avoid capture. Teverton, where
these people lived, was a way station
on a great railroad. In the event of
the girl being missed the first place
those desiring to capture her would
look would be the Teverton station
The exigencies of the case required
that the couple should take to the
turnpike. But how? An automobile
has for enterprises requiring swiftness
taken the place of horses, and Bob in
laying bis plans gave the fact due
One morning there was a sharp ring
at Mr. Atwater's telephone, and the
crisp voice of Miss Barbour informed
him that Bob Allison had come to the
house in an automobile; Bessie had
evidently been expecting him. for she
was dressed for a ride; she had run
out and jumped into the automobile
before she could be prevented, and
they had sped away at a furious pace.
This information was communicated
in a few fragments of sentences. At
water threw down the receiver, seized
his hat and in two minutes was in an
automobile garage offering any amount
for the use of the fastest machine in
the place. One was Immediately plac
ed at his disposal, and, proceeding to
pick up Miss Barbour, he sped along
in the direction she indicated.
Twice only he was obliged to slow
up before getting on to the main road
to make inquiries if an automobile had
gone that way; but. the answers being
definite and satisfactory, he was not
obliged to ask ncain. for thero was
but one road In the vicinity on which
an automobile could make progress,
that beside the railroad.
Sundry vehicles were passed on the
way. and all, hearing a ferocious snort
ing behind, pulled out to the side of
the road. But one old trap of a station
hack jogged along without paying any
attention to the coming clatter. Atwa
ter was obliged to slow up. attempting
first to get by on one side, then on the
other, the hack driver taking up most
of the road. Atwater. who was of a
suspicious nature, suspecting that the
man might 1 e In league with the fugi
tives to delay him. threatened to run
him down if he did not get out of the
way. This brought the driver to his
senses, and he drew up on one side
while the automobile whizzed by like
a cannon ball.
The delay was but slight, and. the
power of the automobile being tremen
dous, the pursuers forged ahead at the
rate of forty miles an hour. Since
there was no machine to be had at
Teverton that could do letter than
thirty Atwater felt coulident of suc
cess. Indeed. In turning the next bend
In the road he saw ahead a cloud of
dust that he knew concealed an auto
mobile. It was a mad chase, a dangerous
chase, but from the first It was evident
that the automobile ahead was no
match for the cue behind. Every mile
passed by the former resulted in half
a mile gain by the latter. The dust
concealed the fugitives, but Atwater
' had no doubt whatever that they were
there, for their machine was putting
on all the speed of which it was capa
ble in an evident attempt to distance
I In due time the fugitive machine
I waa overtaken, but what was the pur
; suers' surprise to find In it no one but
j a chauffeur.
After deliberation the twain returned
to the bouse to find Bob Allison at the
"I'm the husband of the owner of
this property," he said, "and have no
use for either of you."
"For land sake!" exclaimed the aunt
"How did you do itr
"We were in the hack you passed on
NELLIE EDNA CURTIS.
Display of the Season's New Fashions
NOW ATTRACTING ATTENTION
Come at your
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we'll show you
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than now to get
And no better
place in town
than here to get
clothing that is
in quality and
Prices on Suits Range from Prices on Spring Overcoats from
$10 to $30 $10 to $25
GUSTAFSON & HAYES
CUT OUT THIS COUPON.
During Our Grand
And sale, which takes place Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week, March 21, 22
and 23, we will present each person bringing
this advertisement a
You arc not required to make a purchase, hut
we would tike your presence on any one of the
above dates. Only one gift to each person.
Young & McCombs
None to children.
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Room 411, Rock Island III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
x Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the ttaU Law. 4 Par Cant Interest Paid en D
oslts. ' -
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real : Estate Beemrlti.
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H. P. Hull, Vice President William H. Dart, Phil Mitchell,
P. Oreenawalt Caahler. II. P. Hull, L. ttao,
E.W.Hurat, H. B. Cakle,
Began the business July 2, 1870, John Volk.
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitel-
ell & Lynde building. Bollclton Jackaon ft Harai.
livery stamp. One of the last acts of j