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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. APRIL 11, 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
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township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, April 11, 1907.
lloo.st for Hock Island.
If tin iirctsiilcut refuses to have any
thing lt do wilh Harimuu or Haivi
niHii's he can't travel very far in Cal
ifornia. The moil are abused a good deal. but
(he Topeka Capital finds this to say i.l
ihrni : "None of their clothing button-;
in the back."
To advance Rock Island industrially
and commercially, it is proper to ig
nore the croaker, the knocker and the
sorehead, and all prepare to boost.
Hereafter only bachelors will '..
eligible for enlistment in the stale con
stabulary in Pennsylvania, ami all who
become benedicts will be honorably
It is expected thai the descendants
of Captain John Smith will manifest
sufficient platitude to keep the attend
ance at the .lamesiown exposition up
to a paying basis this summer.
A New Yorker who fell in stories
down an elevator shaft includes catch
ins a cold in his claim for damages.
The intricacies of the Thaw trial have
suggested many legal novelties.
The bribery of the late Senator .Mitchell
or Oregon by Mr. Puter wilh $l.tmu gold
notes is more startling than tbe most
interesting detective story. When will
there be an end of the exposure of re
publican frauds and corruption?
Since the publication of the llarrimau
letter of llMtj exposing some of the cor
poration magnates' contributions to the
Roosevelt campaign fund, ir is much
easier to understand why the adminis
tration has been so liberal with the
balance in the I'nitcd States treasury
to help out the Wall ttreet frenzied
"Danny" Richardson, once a great
second baseman for the New York
giants, is now partner in a successful
dry good store in Elmim. New York.
His friends say that nowadays he.
"eats, sleeps and thinks dry goods."
He is prosperous and happy with t't"
paunch of an alderman, but not with
standing his girth he played for a loe-il
charity last fall, and "lined "or out"
for a home run and three bagger.
The senate of the I'nited Slates lost
a lot of hair on March 1. when Cla !c
of Montana. Carmack of Tenness v
ami Spooner of .Wisconsin, retired io
private life. I'p to the close of til
fifty-ninth congress the senate was al
most evenly divided between senators
with and' senators without at least very
little hair. In t lie sixtieth congress,
however, the bald-headed senators wil'
easily be in the majority and if th:y
choose they might combine and reor
ganize the senate.
The opinion seems to be growing
that the administration has had a case
of "rattles." or, in the more modern
vernacular, a "brain storm." Thus un
kindly is history likely to deal with the
story of the "great conspiracy" and
the drunken senator. The administra
tion organs strive to maintain a tone
of heavy tragedy, but while the While
house oracles still tell in accents of
assumed triumph how the plot has been
"nipped in the bud," there is just a
suspicion that even the administration
feels that it has been the cause of
laughter. Nevertheless, public atteiv
Hon has been diverted from the con
troversy with Mr. Harriman as to the
campaign coutrumuons, and iy so
much the administration has gained.
The governor of Minnesota signed
2-cent railroad fare bill last week. :;i
the governor of Pennsylvania signed
similar measure this week. Railroad
passenger traffic much lie much denser
in Pennsylvania than in Minnesota, and
2-cent legislation thus becomes less
radical there than in the northwestern
state: yet It was more to he expected
of Minnesota than of Pennsylvania.
which has for so long a time been pret
ty completely under the domination of
the Pennsylvania and Reading rai
roads. These companies have been
threatening to fight (he new legislation
in the courts, but if an enforced 2-cent
rate has proven advantageous to the
roads in Ohio as seems to be the case
it cannot prove very harmful in Perm
Sliould KeviHPtlie Calendar.
The public continues to be advised,
from day to day that the legislature Is J
having a hard time of it to induce itself
to take any interest in its work. There '
was a call to the members of the hon.Scj ;
from Speaker Shurtleff to get down to
business and do something, and he men
tioned that the elections in Chicago,
Springfield and Quincy were a Lhing oft
the past for another two years. Ho j
asked the members to get busy and do'
tiie things the state sent them there
Thereupon several of the members
took Mr. Shurtleff aside and mentioned
lo him that there are other cities to
hold elections. In fact, most of the
cities in the stale will have another
local light next Tuesday, and many of
the members of the legislature some
how figure they are vitally interested
in the result.
The legislature meets either at the
wrong time of the year or in the wrong
years. It should be called together af
ter the spring elections are out of the
way, or it should have its meeting :'n
"off" years. If the meeting were held
next year there would be nothing at
home except the election of aldermen
ami members of the board of super
visors. That would not call for so
much of the attention and assistance
of the statesmen.
The legislature meets in the years,
when the people elect new administra
tions for the cities. The result is that
for a period of about six weeks the
soUms have their minds called from
lite work they should do at Springfield.
We need to revise our political calen
dar. IMinoiKU Lit I le Laic.
The St. Louis Republic considers
the act ion of Illinois in the llarrimau
syndicate deal in Alton stocks a trifle
late, and pas.es upon it as another
chapter on the difficult ;s which li
tem! locking of the stable door at'Ur
the horse is gone. When Mr. llarri
mau kindly took it into his combina
tion, tile Alton was free from uv.'i'
apiiaK.aiiun. says the Republic. it
was a umdt tin paying properly. Il
linois was proud of it as an example cf
the excellent seivice a railroad in ly
ive. with good profit to itself, und-'r
i management which excludes thv
stock ticker and concentrates its pow
ers and resources upon hauling treig'i'
ind passengers. Saddled wilh an im
mense dent. out. ot which the manipu
lators are said to have made a profit of
'i.iiiiit.ihin. the All on -ha passed o'li
of the list of model roads, and the
original stockholders are wonderiu?
how they can recoup their losses. At
torney General Stead's opinion that the
state of Illinois cannot well help then.
but that they have a recourse in tlie
courts, is doubtless sound in law and
in practice. It is. however, easier to
keep one's money than to get it back
when once it is gone.
The time for Illinois to help th"
Mton stockholder was before the ro id
was reorganized. This Illinois mig it
ive done if she had the railroad laws
of Massachn.-etts which make such
reoi ganizai ion" impossible.
Whisky M.ido ct Old 'Jarrcls.
'The ninti is a groger," said the
food insper.-)r. "He makes whisky out
f ol.l barrels. Grogging1 is a recogniz
ed trade iu some slums. You get hold
of old whisk v barrels wherein spirits
have been maturing for years, and you
pour into the-se barrels boiling hot va
ter. and yen wait n few days. The re
stilt of your waiting is that the hot
water turns to whisky. The wo.nl of
tbe old barrels, you see, is so saturated
with spirits that the hot water draws
out enough to make a strong grade of
rod eye." New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A Matter of Economy.
Mrs. HotircUeep- If you do a little
work tor me now l u give yon a good
dinner sifter awhile. Weary Willie
You'll get off cheaper, lady, if ye gim
me the dinner now an' forget the work.
Work always gives me a fierce appe
tite. Illustrated Pits.
"There's always more joy in antici
pation than in realization."
"I don't know."
"Have you never realized it?'
"I don't know. I am anticipating a
visit from my mother-in-law." Hous
Deacon P.y the way, that man
P.rown you married a year aso. has he
paid you your fee yet? Clergyman
No. The Inst time f reminded him of
it lie said I'd be fortnnntt- if lie didn't
sue me for damages. l.ostou Trim
script. Blessed Privilege.
Daughter What do you ask of me?
That I shall marry Mr. Riehhouse. tht
old fo'd? Never! I hate him! I loatne
him! M other P.nt, dear child, you can
tell him all that as soon ns you are
married to hirt. Fliegende Blister.
More Trouble With the Language,
"lie's a steady drinker, isn't he?"
"lie's n drinker,' nil right, but he'8
never steady." Cleveland Tlain Dealer.
Free Sample. AldrsDspt
THAT GOES TWICE AS FAR
TURNING THE SCALE.
Who is there who cannot look back
to some trifling incident that changed
the whole course of his life? If A had
not happened to meet B on a street
corner on a certain day twenty years
ago, B would not now be A's son-In-law.
If C had not seen a certain ad
vertisement for a partner with a thou
sand dollars, he would not now be
the multimillionaire owner of a gold
producing patent. If D had been n
fine penman, he would now doubtless
have been a bookkeeper instead of
managing partner of his firm. So it
goes. YVe think we know what shapes
our end, but we don't. Iu not one of
the cases referred to would the iierson
affected for a moment consider the
cause given the correct one.
One day Jim Beverly, a countryman
who had lieen loug hunting for a job
in the city, becoming discouraged,
made up his mind to go borne before
bis funds were completely exhausted.
Jim had come to town with a trunk
that bad to be held together by a rope.
He had got rid of the country clothes
in it and thought he would like to take
back one of those suit cases which he
saw so much used. Going to a shop.
he bought a secondhaud one at a re
duced price. Besides being second
hand, it had the letters "V. T." painted
on the end. He was told that a red-
beaded man wearing glasses and a
striped waistcoat had turned it in as
part payment for a new one. That was
a lie. The man bought a new one and
left his old one to be put in the cellar.
Beverly got it cheap, took it to his
room, put his belongings in it and
went to the train. A man took a scat
beside him who kept glancing out of
the corner of his eye tit him.
"How are y", TorbertV" he said pres
ently in a low voice.
"How did you know my name; was
TorbertV" asked .Tim, suspecting a con
"By several things initials on suit
case, red head."
"Well, suppose I am Torbert. What
"Got the stuff in the case?"
"Suppose I have."
"I ll be on hand at N. to take it oft
your hands. Three days. Better rot
hurry. Say Friday. 11 at night"
"Why, at the Northfield House, you
know, as arranged."
The man got up and left the car at
tiie first stop. While the train was roll
ing through the city limits a couple of
men came down the aisle, looking
here and there at passengers. Bever
ly's suit case was on end !efore him
One of the men looked at the letters
on the suit case, then at him suspi
"I'll trouble you to open that case."
said one of the men.
Beverly demurred at first, then open
ed the case. There was nothing in it
but the remnants of a few under
clothes. The man looked disappointed.
"You've got a red head," he said, "and
the letters on your ease are V. T.. but
you're not the man."
"Of course he isn't the man." said his
companion. "I know the man we
want. That's not him."
Now, it w.ns on th lip of Jim's
tongue to tell the whole story so far as
it has been fold here, but it may be
judged from his dialogue with the man
who hnd sat beside him that he was
better adapted to receive than lo give
information, so lie held his peace. The
men went on. and Jim got out when
the train reached bis station.
Jim took into his confidence a couj
of detectives, and they all went to N.
three days later. Jim entered tin'
Northfield House half an hour before
11 o'clock, but he was not Jim Bever
ly; ha wns a man with white hair and
beard. He sat down in one of the of
fice chairs. It was not long before in
saw the man who had sat beside him
on the train come In. He. too, sat
down and. taking up a newspaper.
rend it till a man with a red head,
glasses and n striped waistcoat enter
ed. carrying a brand new suit case.
The latter went to the desk and called
for a room.
A little later the other man arose
yawned and. going to the desk, looked
at the register and went upstairs.
Beverly went to the door, called in ids
men. and. noting the number of the
room assigned the newcomer, the
three went upstairs. Five minute?
later they knocked at his door and. re
celving no response, kicked it open
They found him taking $150,000 out of
his suit case. They arrested him. and
he turned out to be Vincent Torbert.
absconding cashier of the th Na
Jim Beverly pocketed $20,000 reward
by the transaction and. going back to
the city, thought be would see if it
would be easier to get on there with
money in bis pocket than without. He
got a position in the bank to which he
had restored its lost funds, the presi
dent promising to advance him. Jim
proved capable and became cashier.
lie married the daughter of one of the
directors. She Inherited her father's
stock in the bank, and this eventually
made Jim president. He Is now rnana
ger and part owner of a trust company
and is a uoted financier.
The question is. What would have be
come of Jim Beverly bad he not gone
Into a certain shop on a certain day
and bought a certain secondhand suit
case? The chances are that he would
have been a tiller of the soil, up be
fore day, out in storm and sunshine,
selling his best products and living on
bis poorest He would have been
Farmer Beverly instead of Jamt.4 G
.? L ELINOR T. BO YD. (
SCHOOL FORUNHAPPY WIVES
New York's Unique Institution For
Mending Broken Homes.
A school for mending broken homes.
That is the newest Institution in Man
hattan. Its curriculum is based entire
ly on the aim of educating the ignorant
wife who is despised by her husband
because she is unlettered and who can
not be a real companion to bim because
of ber limited knowledge; of aiding the
mother to keep pace with the growing
minds of her daughters. From little
things, such as the using of "ain't"
done" for "did" and "seen" for "saw,"
have arisen quarrels between the crit
ical husband and his sensitive wife
that have caused a breach iu the fam
The husband, who in the
days of courtship failed to perceive the
graniniatical errors and the lack of.cultyis kidney trouble, and the hrst
knowledge of bis sweetheart in the ad- I step should be towards the treatment of
miration of her beautv. has come to uicse iinwnam organs, x us u,.,. can
, .. . , .. , . . . i trouble is due to a diseased condition ot
ridicule ber. The daughter or the son. - the ,(1;uMer aml nQt tQ a
fresh from the grammatical instruction ba,)it as most reople su,,,,ose.
In school, is quick to notice the errors j U omeii as well as men are made miscr
and thinks it smart to make fun of the able with kidney and bladder trouble,
mother, says tbe New Y'ork Press. and both need the same great remedy.
From such trivial causes have arisen
,n.irrrl! vln,h l.nro iM.l flirt ivifrt
wretched. To send happiness into such
nonius mis now scunni nas ikii Hianou
... . ... .
iu Manhattan avenue by an a'.iimna of
Columbia university. To it g. women .
prominent in society, wives of !; kcrs
aim iroiessors. who wish hi hviu uiu
rudiments of grammar. English bis-
tory and the best things in art and j
music. The majority of them are
ashamed of the fact that they are go-'
Ing to school and do their utmost to
conceal it not only from their frieuds.
but their husbands and children. They
wrap their text books up in paper to
prevent any acquaintance whom they
may meet in going to or from the
hoolroom from seeing the honks.
Several of them give false names to
the principal of the school lest their
real identity become known. So fear
ful arc they when they chance to meet
the principal in a theater or at a social
function they do not recognize her. so
tli:tt the principal now only speaks to
those pupils who first bow to ber.
Every morning or afternoon those
women can be seen entering and leav
ing the school. They are fashionably
dressed, wearing furs and hats of the
latest Paris styles. Several of them
drive to Central nark In their car
riages, and then, dismissing their
coachmen, tell them that they will
walk In the park. Instead, however.
thv go to tbe barren little schoolroom.
presided over by a prim looking young
woman. Blackboards, chalk, maps and
outlines similar to those found in ib
grammar schools form the equipment
of the room.
"It is almost tragic the stories some
of my pupils tell me," said the princi
pal the other day. "Many of them
come to me with their hearts in their
hands. They tell me how their hus
bands are harsh wish them because
they nse hnd grammar or do not know
nnythlng about art and things like
that. They are eager to lenrn. They
ask me what they shall read, what the
best pictures In the museum are. what
theaters they should r to in order to
learn the things thnt put them on the
same intellectual level with their hus
bands or enable them to avoid the
criticisms of their children."
AVENUE OF THE PRESIDENT.
Fashionables In Washington So Style
Many of the householders along fash
ionable Sixteenth street. In Washing
ton, have lately taken to stviing it
The Avenue of the President." and the
fad has gone so far.that they are put
ting it on their note paper. They re
fer to It by that name in their private
conversation, and strangers are likely
to le somewhat bewildered.
Awhile ago many of the householders
tried to get the name of the street
changed to "The Avenue of the Presi
dent." The District commissioners
considered the subject and finally ve
toed the proposition. There is no appeal
from their decision, and s-) all the In
novators can do Is to call it by that
name among themselves.
The beginning of Sixteenth street di
rectly faces the White House, and if
there were rj"t a smnll park, or
"square," in the way if would legin di
rectly in front of it. Standing on Scott
circle, at the head of thr hill, one can
look directly down Sixteenth street to
the holv of holies.
One sad thing about the situation
which somewhat Jars the fashionables
on "The Avenue of tbe President"' ts
that the president never uses it. When
he goes out he goes along either Penn
sylvania avenue or the far less fashion
able Seventeenth street.
The theaters of New York, all of them
together, hold about 120.000 persons. If
it be supposed that at an average per
formance they are only two-thirds full.
It follows that SO.ooo persons in the
metropolis must go to the play every
week day night, a number equal to tha
population of Savannah. Oa.
Them Is to among the nations,
Thpre la rase across th foam,
In St. Petersburg and Paris.
London and Madrid and Rome.
For the kaiser's Speck von Bternburj
Stole a march upon the rest
When he taught the Roosevelt children
How to ride and hurdle best.
No doubt cables now are hlsslnu.
RearlnR questions rude and blunt.
Saying: "Bryce. you chump, get busy)
Can't you teach the kids a stunt?"
While to Jusserand instructions
For the honor of his flap
Hake the frenzied call to duty! j
"Mon Dieul Teach l'enfants ze taff
Hence the diplomats are thinking
That their lot Is rather blue.
Not alone to play with Roosevelt,
But to teach the youngsters too.
I "-Mcl-andljurch Wilson In New York SuaJ
. . .
Miserable by Kidney and
Kidney trouble preys uihii the mind,
vigor and cheerful
ness soon disappear
when the kidneys are
out of order or dis
eased. Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
that it is not uncom
mon for a child to be
born afflicted with
weak kidnevs. If the
child urinates toooften, if the urine scalds
the flesh, or if, when the child reaches an
aire when it should be able to control the
passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet-
ting, depend upon it, the cause of the difii-
The mild and the immediate effect of
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pamphlet telling all about Swamp-Root
including manv ot the thousands ot testi-
inouial letters received from sufferers
cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer it Co.,
Binghamton, N. Y., lie sure and mention
"1,s IP- - :iKe ""suikc,
em itiiinnui-r uic name, ov;tmii-ivuoi,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad
dress, Liuhuuiton, N. Y., on every
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