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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. APRIL 20, 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce aa second-css
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 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.
money the Illinois waterways would
do as much for St; Iouis and Chicago
as the Erie canal has done for New
So important a carrier of interstate
commerce ought, upon every consideT
ation, to be provided by the federul
government. But if the government
fails in this duty, nothing is more cer
tain than that the valley states will
start the ball rolling, as the state of
Michigan opened the way for traffic
through the Saulte Ste. Marie by dig-
ing the first canal there before tli?
federal government took hold of it.
Saturday. April 20, 1907.
Boost for Rock Island every
If you can't lifr, don't lean,
up for Rock Island.
There are mote factories on the
wav. Now foi the down town tracks.
Bring in the interurban roads. They
are essential to Rock Island's commer
When Vice President Fairbanks de
nies anything it is. of course, on the
highest authority literally speaking.
Saloon advocates in the Illinois town
which burned immediately after going
"dry" will doubtless say, "I told you
i:cltiMioii of the .lapK.
If the reported smuggling of Jap
anese into this country via the Mexi
can or Canadian borders proves true.
may result in reopening the exclu
sion question between this country and
ipan. It is declared that large mini
bers of Japanese are slipping into th
nited States via Mexico, especially.
and Senator Flint of California, ac
companied by Judge Morrow of that
state, already has paid a visit to the
It is believed that this influx of the
Japanese was the subject under con
sideration. However, there is a decid
ed lack of unanimity apparent on tli.
coast with regard to the Japanese
question. According to George W
Simons, a well known contractor t;f
ortland. Ore., the feeling against the
little brown men" is not general on
the coast and is not noticeable in eitli-
r Oregon or Washington. Mr. Simon
declares that the opposition is con
fined to the state of California, and is-
ntrenched in the labor unions.
In any evtnt. now that the exclusio
order has been issued, the preside:'.:
will be compelled to make representa
tions to Japan if it is proved that th-
new law is being violated.
It was after the election. .1 wilt !e
membered. that Senator Cullom ven
tured the declaration that llarrinian
should be in prison.
Thomas H. Clay, grandson of Henry
Clay, has just died at Lexington. Ky.
He was ti.l years old. and for many
years was one of the editors of tiie
Youth's Companion in Boston. He had
devoted much time m hue years to writ
ing and had nearly completed a bi'i
graphy of his grandfather.
Arrangements have been all but
completed for a notable swimming
match, next summer on the Massachu
setts coast. The contestants will be
Miss Eleanora Sears of Boston and
Baroness Elizabeth Rosen, daughter cf
the Russian ambassador to this coun
try. Each of the girls have won dis
tinction as a swimmer and in other
lines of outdoor sport.
Tired of the pleasures of life. Joseph
Dwight. son of Professor Thomas
Dwight of the Harvard Medical col
lege, has become a monk and has en
tered the Trannist monastery of Our
Lady of the Valley at Lonsdale, R. I
He is only 21 years old. His decision
did not meet with any opposition from
his parents. His life at the monastery
will be that of a recluse. Silence i
mandatory among the Trappists, with
the exception of the morning saluta
tion, "Memento Mori."
The (Jerman emperor's latest moto.
car is a thing of beauty and also of
utility. The car is painted cream
white and is "nicked out" in gold and
blue; it is upholstered in red leather
On each of the inner sides there a.e
small cupboards containing all a sinok
er's- requisites; then there ore a mov
able table, inkstands and stationery
It may be mentioned that in order li
enable the emneror to enter the car
with his helmet on his head the to
of the car has to be raised.
IrfMiiK Km I !' lllinoi AValei
St. Louis Republic: The appe.v
ance in the Illinois legislature of a bill
which looks to the making, by the
state of Illinois, of a deep waterway
from Chicago to the Mississippi river
has no other meaning than that if the
United States do not soon get. busy fo
14 feet through the valley the worl
will he started through slate action.
In fact, if discrimination against 11!
rfois and other states of the middle
west, remains persistent in Washing
ton, it is wholly within the power
Illinois to continue its deep waterway
from the Illinois river to East St. I .on
is, and even to Cairo by. canal parallel
ing the Mississippi.
Such a system of waterways would
lie wholly within the state. It won
no more infringe upon the feder.il
power over interstate transportation
than does the Erie canal, for enlarge
ment of which the state of New Yort
Is now spending JlOO.OOn.nnO.
In augmenting the commerce and in
riiKtrr nr its rifipfi Ihp i (pn wnlir.
ways would repay Illinois twenty fo!
the cost of their construction within
few years after their completion. Stat
ownership of the electric power deve
oped in the dams and locks of the
Illinois river would, moreover, annually
pay the interest on a large part of the!
bonds which it would be necessary
issue for the work.
The Erie canal gave New York its
first good start toward the preemi-'
nence in population, industry, com
merce and finance which it holds
among the states. George Washington
dreamed of doing as much for Virginia
by means of the Chesapeake & Ohio
and James river and Kanawha canals.'
both of which, unfortunately, proved
Whether built by federal or state'
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is what all people are looking for, and we can positively say and prove
to you, if you will give us an opportunity, that we can give you a better
and bigger selection, at lower prices, than you can get anywhere. No matter what prices others ask, our
prices are. always lower. We invite your fullest inspection and comparison of prices.
Tin Thinning Itankw.
The retirement of Major Genera!
Wade of the regular army, anil his r?x
mark that "in a little over three year
the last officer who saw service in th -
ivil'war will have been retired." call-
attention to an aspect of the nation'
military establishment which is not
It is probable that most people when
they happen to think of the armv a'
ill. connect it more or le-.s vaguel;
with the great conflict which was us'i
ed in by the guns that fired on Sun.
ter and that ended 12 years ago th'.
month, with the sui render of Appomat
tox. Yet a moment's reflection shows
the fallacy of this. Only the ve
young men who wore the uniform
when Grant was hauling in the W-l
derness are among ihe survivors of th
war who are still on the active lis;
They are but a handful, all told, and
with the end of the first decade of the
20th century, the last one of them w!l!
The army as it exists today is essen
tially a different organization. Even
those who took part in the arduous In
dian campaigns of the seventies atul
the eighties are relatively few. eith:s:
holders of commissions, or in the
tanks. The record of General Wade
who saw 111 years' service, first an 1
last, was a creditable one.
Ccrrtnt Telegraph Poles.
Telegraph pub", made of eement. with
in iron r id thnxi'ih the center t t ill
sure Against breakage, are the kites'
novel lies in railway and telegraphs
construction. H'ieer. or llie teiegrap':
ind operating departments of the Penn
svlvania loses and of the Western Tn
ion Telegraph company recently in
spncted poles made of this material in
a test vartl at Rochester. Pa. Mann
factoring these poles will form a new
industry for the Pittsburg district.
Asbestus a Farmer's Crop.
Augustus Baker on Lis farm, near
Gettysburg. Pa., lias found a lot of as
bestos, exceptionally fine, free from
foreign matter of any kind and from
grit. It is pure white, and nowhere ts it
more than three feet from the surface.
When your Watch Stops
You cannot make it go by shaking it
hen the (towels are
constipated you can
disturb them with
cathartics but, like
the watch, they will
not be able to do
their allotted work
until they are. put
into proper condi
tion to do it.
One cannot mend
a delicate piece of
mechanism by vio
lent methods, and
no machine made by man is as fine
as the human body.
The use of pills, salts, castor-oil
and strong cathartic medicines is
the violent method. The use of
the herb tonic, laxative.
is the method adopted by intelli
Headache, backache, indigestion,
, constipation, skin diseases all are
benefited immediately by the use
of this medicine.
, Druggists s-1! it at 2?c. and kqc.
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Some Extra Fine
Jpypl Values Offered.
Xo. 2fl, golden oak finished, round top extension table, fi-foot
size, heavy pillar legs, worth $1S, our juice . . X QQ
Xo. 2!t. golden oak finished round top extension table, 4.-incli top. .heavy
square pedestal base, 0-foot length, worth $21 our
Xo. ill. golden oak finished round top extension table, 4."-inch top, has
beautiful pedestal base with claw feet, C-foot length, worth
OHr "rice S1S.50
Xo. :;."t, golden quarter sawed oak round top extension table, ITi-inch top,
has very heavy round pedestal with claw feet, S-foot length.
worth $:!;. 50, our price 30 00
We also show a fine
line of square top
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Prices up from $6.50 ' V
In Vsing an
you'll not need to clean out
the provision chambers, un
less foods are spilled in them,
while there is ice in the box.
The crisp, cold air is forced
through the chamber by our
positive circulation, assuring
dryness and purity.
We also sell
Never at this time of the year has
our stock of Carpets and Rugs been
more complete than at the present
time. We show over 250 styles
of Rugs in all the sizes for which
there is any demand, such as 6x9,
8.3x10.6, 9x12, 10.6x10.6, 10.6
xl2. All the leading rugs of the
country have contributed to this
In this Rug you get those beauti
ful, soft, oriental effects and colors,
such as are ONLY to be had in the
Price for 9x12,
Commencing Monday morning we
will dispose of our entire stock of
all wool filled Ingrain Rugs at the
following reduced prices:
Size T.ilx'.t : price . .
Size 'j : price
Size ftxlii.fi: price . .
Size Oxli.': price . . .
China Closets and Buffets
Our $20 china closet is made from the
best grade of quarter sawed oak, has
one large mirror in top, has heavy bent
glass door and sides, is very roomy,
would be considered cheap
at $2r.. our price 21.00
Our Xo. M china is one of the best
buffets that has ever been offered, at a
pi ice which is far below the average,
it is worth $lS.r,o. our
We also siiow a very large and beau
tiful line of
Mission and Early
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Our Xo. STi'2 buffet, similar to cut.
is built of the very best quarter
sawed oak, has three large shaped
French beveled mirror, two large
cupboards, one large drawer lined
for silver, also has one large drawer
for linen; this is an exceptionally
good value: it is worth
The Xo. o5 buffet is quarter sawed
oak, with large mirror in back, good
size: it is worth
?2::.r,U; our price 18.50
The Xo. T.ri buffet is very neat : it
has two drawers and large cup
board, and is quarter pawed oak and
polished; ii is worth
$21: our price $20.50
Most complete line in
the Tri- Cities. We
are showing over 75
styles, ranging in pric
es from $35 down to
Corner Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
Elmer Tbroop at school and college
was a promising young num. After re
ceiving his education lie went abroad
to complete medical studies in Paris.
At his departure ho was full of hope,
life, vigor. He returned a changed
man. His exuberant spirits were re
placed by a nielaiieboly. lie shunned
social life and for several years Instead
of practicing- bis profession did noth
ing. He never will be the man lie
would have been because of an episode
that occurred to him while abroad.
In Paris Throop fell in with Filip
Man-band, a man ten years older than
himself, with whom be beeanie inti
mate. Marchand was not a medical
man. He appeared to be a gentleman
of menus, bailing from the south of
Fram e. lie and Tbroop usually dined
together at a cafe and when not other
wise engaged visited places of amuse
ment in company. One evening after
Throop bad been out to a social gather
ing be called at Marchand's rooms in
an ecslnsy over a woman be Itad met
there Mile. Annette Heaucbemin.
"What is she like?"' nskeJ his friend.
"Tall, fair, hair light as a Swede's,
blue eyes. Hut all this is nothing com
pared with an indescribable expression,
an expression that deuotes a depth of
charaeter to fit her to be a queen."
Throop did not rest till he had called
upon Mile. Reauchomin. His infatua
tion did not cool. On the contrary, it
grew apace, fed by a mystery that
hung about the lady. Her name was
French, and she claimed to be a
Frenchwoman, but she spoke the lan
guage with an accent She explained
this by saying that she had lived much
in other countries. She was about
Throop's age and lived alone witli a
maid in an apartment whose furnish
ings denoted that she was possessed of
considerable means. What people she
knew -were of the best, but she knew
very few and did not seem to care to
know more. For one so well fitted to
shine in society she seemed singularly
averse to it. Indeed, Throop found it
Impossible to induce her to appear with
him In public.
All this the young doctor communi
cated to his friend. "I fear something
wrong about her." he added, "and if
mere h 1 siiail be a wrecked man, for
1 feel that my cry life is dependent
upon ler. I am gaining her affection
that I know but if there is any ob
stacle to marriage what will it be
worth to meV"
"I will give you a plan by which you
may find out all nltout her." said Mar
chand. '"if you can contrive to put it in
practice. A woman's history is writ
ten in her clothes. !et a sight of her
wardrobe, and you shall know all."
The idea, at lirst scouted, took hold
of Throop, and one afternoon, having
called on Mile, lleauclieinin when she
was not at home, be told her maid that
he would wait for her to come in. The
muid was about to go out herself, but,
knowing of Throop's intimacy with her
mistress, left him in the apartments.
The temptation was too great to be re
sisted. He went into the different
rooms and inspected the wardrobe.
The costumes varied. A few were
rich, others ordinary, and there was
one that ho thought should -have be
longed to a peasant. What surprised
him was fur trimming.-; on most of the
garments, and fur wraps were in abun
dance. Uut when he came upon a
man's suit, with hat and boots, he was
astonished, dismay oil.
Returning to the living room, he
wrote with a feverish band a few
words on his card giving an excuse for
not waiting and hastily left the apart
ments. From there he went straight
to bis friend's rooms. Marchand no
ticed that there was something on his
mind, but waited till he should ex
press it. The confidence did not come
at once, but Throop tinalj' told the
whole story, asking at the linish:
"What do you think it means?"
"It is a mystery indeed," replied
Marchand, "and looks bad. I would
advise you to cut mademoiselle out of
your heart. Oo home to America and
marry some one who doesn't need peas
ants' dresses and men's suits. And
now I must leave you. Tomorrow I
expect to go away from Paris, not to
return for some time. Ooodhy."
. Throop was to intent upon the rev
elations and their jtossible consequences
to himself to think much alut his
The next morning he arose and went
to a cafe for breakfast. After giving
his order he languidly opened his pa
per. One of the first items that arrest
ed his attention tinder an appropriate
heading was the following:
"At midnight an arrest was made or
a woman yuo is chatted with-au at
tempt on l!:o Tile of the chief of police
at St. Petersburg. She has Itecti living
iu Paris under the name of Annette
Beaucbeiuin. 15y some she Is suppose.
to lie the daughter of a prominent
Russian nobleman, by others a peasant
and by others the person who threw a
bomb six months ago in Warsaw. One
of the cleverest of French detectives,
employed by ihe Russian police, got on
her track by winning the confidence of
a young American who has been devot
ed to her."
"Is monsieur ill':" asked the propri
etor of the cafe, tapping Throop on the
Throop stared at the man blankly,
then staggered (Hit or the cafe. lie
followed the woman he had unwitting
ly betrayed to St. Petersburg, but
found the lips of the police sealed with
regard to her. He finally learned that
she was the (laughter of a n-jble and
hud committed political crimes dis
guised under various garbs, once as a
peasant girl, once as a man. P.ut
whether she was sent to Siberia or se
cretly executed he does not know to
this day. ESTHER BRERETOX.
A bill was recently introduced to per
mit packages to be sent through the
mails as first class matter up to four
pounds, and the postage to be two cents
for the first ounce and one cent extra
for each additional ounce. This is the
first step toward penny postage, which
must ultimately come. The first stn
toward good health is made when the
sick man or woman take-fhe first dose
of Hostetter's Stomach P.itters, and if
given a fair chance will ultimately
make them well again. At least this
has been the experience of thousands
of others during the past 5:5 years, and
it is just as effective today. Start at
once. You'll lind it excellent iu cases
of flatulency, cramps, sour risings, dys
pepsia, indigestion, costiveness, female
ills or liver troubles. We guarantee it
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route returning via another.
;oing via on!
For $12.r(0 additional ticket may read returning via
Shasta Route.Portland Puget Sound. Spokane and
the Great Northwest, or vice versa.
Through Standard and Tourist Sleeping Car service
via the famous scenic routes. Our book "Pacific
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