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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. APRIL 20, 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
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TRADES iari J COUNCIL
Monday, April 29, 1907.
Boost for Rock Island.
Oh. well, who cart-s about tho weath
er today so it is all right Wednes
The flowers which should bloom in
the siriiiR look like they have been up
against something strenuous.
If Theodore Roosevelt ever had any
chance of reelection for president, he
has lost it through his grilling of labor
in his recent letter.
The only trounblc about the James
town exposition, in the opinion of Uki
New York Commercial, is that somt
one may get to digging out the history
of the Smith family.
When the notorious grafter is finally
run to cover, he always wants to lead
a reform movement. Have yon no
ticed that? Witness the present des
perate attitude of the mayor of San
Governor Hughes may think that hia
office is greater titan the vice presi
dency. But .Mr. Roosevelt might re
mind him that one New York governor
was kicked upstairs into an accidental
Not only does Henry Vanness of
Ilockville, Conn., enjoy the distinction
of being the only negro railroad con
ductor in the world, but he also has
the honor of being one of the men who
have been longest in continuous rail
road service in the country, having been
employed as a conductor for 4) years
without a break. He has been employ
ed on the New York, New Haven &
Hartford railroad since it was opened
to traffic in 1803.
transported by water from Basel to
Mannheim and vice versa at a freight
rate of $1.07 for the distance per ton,
a sum of $1,238,5(13 would have be ;a
saved. This rate would soon, under
the pressure of competition and after
the gradual removal of present obstruc
tions and hindrances to navigation, he
It is undoubtedly this last phase of
the matter that is spurring all the na
tions of the world on to greater ex
ertions in waterway development. Con
gressman Joseph E. Ransiie .', of Louis-
There are men who may be said to
assimilate best with the condition of
war, pestilence or famine. They can
never do the drudgery necessary to a
small beginninp. Give one of them
the assurance that by working in a
humdrum field for it few years he may
iana, president of the national rivers I secure not only competence, but for
and harbors congress, in a speech ill tune, and he will not be able to bring
the last congress, dwelt forcefully oil himself to suffer the restraint and en
tile fact that water transportation for dure the steady labor required. But he
heavy goods is one-sixth and some- will thrive under adversity.
times one-ninth that of the charges by
i ail for similar transportation. Mr.
Ransdell pointed out also in the course
of his address that water transporta
tion in no wise would injure the pros
perity of the railroads, but hat jt
would supplement railroad activity ar.'i
stimulate it by stimulating commerce.
i no national rivers and nartm-'s
congress is bending its energies t
ward having the federal government
commit itself to an appropriation
policy of $50,000,000 a year for the
development and improvement
American waterways. At the present
time there are projects approved bv
government engineers calling for an
outlay of upwards of $500,000,000.
Mrs. Donald Mclx.-an, who has been
reelected president general of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, is the sixth woman to fill the hon
orable office. Like herself. Mrs. Mc
Lean's predecessors were all women of
national prominence. The first was
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, who died in
office. She was succeeded by Mrs.
Adlai Stevenson. The others were Mrs.
Daniel Manning, Mrs. John W. Foster,
and Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks.
Improvement of the AValei ways.
It would appear that the nations
of the world liave filtered into a
competitive m niggle in the builO.iti
up of water transportation. Consol
Griffiths has just reported that Greit
Britain in to expend an enormous
sum on improvements to the har
bor at Liverpool, these improvements
to include the building of a training
wall nearly two miles Ion;.', to con
sist or huge blocks of cement and
thousands of tons of stone. Work on
the wall will require several yoa.s
and an enoromus amount of money
will be expended. It has been found
necessary to construct this trainin
wall because of t.ie acc:miel;itionw of
sand swept in by the ocean currents,
these shifting banks of sand offering
dangerous obstruction: to the largo
Improvements to the harbor at
Liverpool "go forward steadily ea-h
year, an annual expenditure ..t
$200,000 being made for dredging.
Great Britain also expends on other
harbors large amounts and every one
of her navigable rivers is kept up to
its highest state of efficiency. This
policy is followed by Germany, and a
number of the German cities 100 to 20'i
miles inland, are actually seaports by
reason of their location on the banks ol
highly developed rivers.
According to Consul Liefeld, of Froi
burg, Germany, the German govern
ment Is to join hands with Switzerland
in increasing the usefulness of the up
per Rhine. It is believed that the
stream will be so improved as to ad
mit of the passage of boats carrying
irom eon to i,iuu tons as rar nortn as
the Lake of Constance.
The immediate benefits of this de
velopment of the upper Rhine are
pointed out by Consul Liefeld in his
report. The consul shows that m
1903. which is the latest report on the
traffic, out of the total of 5,113.100
tons of bulk goods moved into Switz
erland. 1.52G.OO0 were transported by
fchips to Mannheim or Strasburg. whi'e
of the export of bulk goods amounting
to 534,700 tons. . 100,500 tons wers
transported on the Rhine from the
above named places, as well as 116,500
. tons of goods in transit across Switzer
land, making a total of 1.743.000. Con
sul Liefeld says:
"If these goods could have
No Third Term.
Under the above caption the Chi
cago irinune lues an editorial gun :u
opposition to the renomination of
President Roosevelt. While the Trib
une gives a number of reasons why
Roosevelt should not be re-nominate 1,
it presents the pivitol point that n
couldn't be re-elected.
Says the Tribune:
"Moreover, it is by no means certain
that the renomination of President
uooseveit lor a tnira term woum be
followed by an election. The Tribune
may be mistaken on this subject, bin
it believes there is a deep, abidiu;;
feeling among the people that two
terms are enough for any man. Pa't
of this feeling may be latent. It may
not havo lieen nrnnsiMi It wnniil r.i--
when the campaign came on if
popular candidate should be oppos- d
to Mr. Roosevelt on the other sid
it would be proclaimed that we were
tending toward imperialism, and we
would be. If the tradition in rega-.l
to the third term should be broken
down there is no reason why it siioui-1
not be followed by a fourth or a fifth
term, and as Mr. Roosevelt is comparatively-
a young man. he might com
tinue to be elected for several terms
"The people are not ready for th.tr
They believe a change in the White
nouse is a good tmng, as well as a
change in other political offices, m
deed the superstition that the life
tenure for judges is an admirable
thing is rapidly dying out. There are
objections to if which have been
ufficiently demonstrated in England,
tnd sometimes in this country. The
life tenure of federal judges has if;
lrawbacks. There are Lome federal
judges who should not be in ollice to
day, and who would not be if it weie
question either of re-election or re
appointment. A long term and a large
salary, as in New York, would b
preferable to the life term. A lif.
tenure seems to be an invitation to
the arbitray use of power, and some
times to laziness, self-indulgence and
self-exploitation, instead of devotion
"No man is good enough to be pres
ident forever, and t he Tribune, for one
will not admit that among the SO.imo,
"o people in tne i niton States tliero
is not one so good as Theodore Roose
velt who may be chosen to succeed
him in the White house."
Bushnell Bugbee was one of this
kind. Ho had been given a splendid
opportunity by an undo to work up
from a sulordinate position to succeed
bis undo, who was childless. In the
management of the business. He
proved himself Incompetent, only dis
tinguishing himself onco, when the
store -caught fire. Then .lus was tno
only eool head about the promises, and
ho saved the place from destruction.
His uncle finally discharged him, and
bo drifted, doing nothing till, when at
the lowest ebb, ho married. lie said
bo thought marriage would settle him.
Perhaps a better statement of the case
mould be that the condition of a mar
ried man with no income would create
conditions under which he could act.
At anv rate it did.
Ho bad a hundred dollars at the time
of bis marriage, and ho proceeded to
lose that at n game of faro. Then one
morning wnen lie and ins wire uau
nothing in the house for breakfast bo
started out to find some moans of bet
tering bis condition. Strolling along a
street aimlessly with bis hands in hi
pockets, ho came to a stone front dwell
ing, from the stoop of which protruded
a rod flag, denoting an auction. There
is something in this symbol when hung
from such a place denoting trouble.
Ten to one those who have lived in the
house died or failed in business or met
with some calamity to render the sa
necessary, l'ossihiv it was some sucti
thought that led Bugbee to enter. II
found a splendid house with lino furni
ture of an olden typo that was to bo
sold under the hammer. Ho looked the
property over with the critical eye or
one who was considering wnctuer it
was good enough for bim.
A crowd was gathering, and present
ly the auctioneer mounted a table and
called for a bid. Some one started with
an offer of JSUO.Ooo. which was not half
the value of the property. The bidding
was spirited till $:;(), kki was reached
when all but two bidders dropped out.
One of these seemed determined to so
cure what was evidently a bargain
and the other after vying with bini
till the figure of Ril.OOO was reached
gave up the contest and withdrew.
At this juncture Bushnoll Bugbee
felt a still piece of paper slipped into
his hand, and a downward glance told
him it was a bank bill. At the same
time a man standing next to him whis
pored to bini to bid against the win
ner. Bugbee. who was getting hungry
for his breakfast. oUvod. llo raised
the other bidder to $::s,.riin and. seeing
him nlKiut to weaken, looked around
for the man who bad employed bini
for a dummy. He was nowhere to bo
seen. When ho turned again he saw
his opponent leaving the room, and the
auctioneer called to bini:
"What name, sir?"
There was not the slightest quiver in
the successful bidder's voice as he an
swered. "Bushnoll Bugbee."
"All right. 1 want a check for 10 per
cent of the purchase, or $3.S."iO."
t that moment n man came hurry
ing into the room to learn that -he sale
was over and the property knocked
down. lie got his Information from
the auctioneer, and Bugbee saw the
latter point in his direction. Before ho
could remark upon the auctioneer's re
quest for a chock the disappointed man
approached him and requested to see
him in another room.
"Do you wish this property for your
own use or ns a speculation?"' asked
the late comer.
"I would prefer to live In it." replied
It belonged to my father. My broth
er lived in it, but speculated In stocks
and lost all bis money. I returned
this morning to find the old homestead
was about to bo sold. I have made
money on the Pacific coast and don't
want to see the house or furniture go
out of the family. Tlease name a
sum that you will take for your bar
"Nothing would induce me to stand
In a man's way to recover tho home
of his ancestors." said BnglH'e. "If
you will name a sum you consider
this home worth to you. I will accept
"This is indeed generosity," said the
other. "I have not asked what you
paid for it, but had I been bore in time
I would certainly not have stopped
bidding under $nn.0OO. I will cheerful
ly give you that price for it and thank
you very much."
"The favor Is mine," replied Bugbee.
"In the opportunity to restore one's
That the most Valuable COd home to him. Your check for $11,000
I I a nil vmt O t r 1 Ail tf Din "
at . m I mo oil vu aiv niuvi'tru
liver preparation KIIOWU 10 The man drew a check book from his
tnoljMfloic VTVHT nocketbook. wrote a check for the
amount: ana uanoeu it u nusur uiiu
then drew another for $3S,rtx. which
tin fnvA li nmtiAnpr "Prsinir Biisr-
tainS all. tne medicinal ele-1 bee's hand gratefully, he left tho house,
ments of cod liver oil, but not Mr- ,Bubfe a,s 8im e ,bPt;;,ue 'T
' I monaulr rih Tlipv l v In tne stork
Don't neglect your cough.
Statistics show that in New York City
alone over 200 people die every clay from
And most of these consumptives might
be living now if they had not neglected the
You know how
cough or cold.
you to throw off a
ALL DRUGGISTS; EOc. AND Sl.OO.
txplorer Tells Aero Club of
Scheme to Reach North Pc'.s.
Walter Wellman, the explorer, wr
will attempt next July to reach the
north pole with a balloon, spoke at
some lengtn or lus plans hetore im
members of the Aero Club of America
at their rooms in New York.
The headquarters for the expedition
will Itc at Spitsbergen. Mr. Wellniau,
according to the New York Tribune,
says the balloon will be covered with
three thicknesses of cotton, and under
each thickness there will bo a layer of
rubber. Tho craft will possess :i lift
in'? power of i;.riM pounds, which will
bo far in excess of what It will have to
carry. Tho airship will carry T.OOO
pounds of gasoline, 3.000 iunds of
food, twelve dogs, sleds and four per
sons. A plan has Iwn devised by which
the ballast of the balloon will not be
sand, as it was for tho ill fated Audio
expedition, but will be an enormous
"snnke" made of leather and covered
with steel scales, which will be used
as a drag. This "snake" will bo filled
with provisions. During tho summer
months, according to Mr. Wellman. tho
wind in the polar regions hardly ever
reaches a velocity, of more than thirty
miles an hour, and u' case it is neces
sary a drag anchor has boon devised,
also In the form of a "snake." which
will be covered with steel prongs nec
essary to offset tho- wind. Instead of
wasting the gasoline running against
a head wind this anchor will lo thrown
out, and In case tho wind blows not
more than twenty miles an hour the
balloon will remain stati nary.
Mr. Wellman en mo to New York to
attend tho wedding of his daughter.
Miss Rose Wellman. Mr. Wellman ex
pects to start from Paris for Spitsber
gen in May with his new airship.
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Q It comes in thirteen colors, and
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the best, and is adapted to more
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We're at your service wiili
many other things in househo' 1
needs, at proper prices.
Every lady calling will receive
a free sample.
P. J. LEE,
g Wall Paper and Paint House.
YUU KlUt WITH COMFORT
WHEN YOU HAVE A
The Way We're Hlcl.
We bought New York apples with
Nebraska trees hanging full and Chi
cagoans purchased Nebraska apples.
while the fruit in Illinois orchards rot
teil on the ground, says t!he Lincoln
(Neb.) Star. That's the way transpor
tation has gobbled things up in this
country. We have canning factories in
- eoi aska, ana yet on our tallies are
round the canned products of other
states, while Nebraska canneries ship
tneir output to distant points. We
make good flour in Nebraska, but the
bread on our tables is .made from flour
manufactured in Minneapolis or To
peka. Every time a thing like this is
done, there is an extra cost to the con
sumer to cover the expense of freight
When it comes to patronizing home in
dustries that are really and trulv
"home" industries, we are almost a na
tion of failures.
You should know
That's because Vinol con-
a drop of the useless oil.
market that he Is a bird of ill omen.
for he never appears there unless
That's Why Vinol Creates stocks are being thrown over like fur-
I ( A. M. - t 1 ! 1 1 ! ft a
health and strength tor old BUch times a beautiful smiie piays
TWfvnlf women flnd children, about his lips in grim contrast with the
I agitation about him. and ho 'gives or-
That's why Vinol cures ders to bny 111 mch nntitie as to
J I warrant hia lt?nr tnkri fnr a limnHr
coughs, colds and bronchitis. After the storm has passed ho has
I mule another fortune.
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Especially recommended for piles
that is DeWitt's Carholizcd Witch Ha
zel Salve. Sold by all druggists.
of Old Age
VS tho years go by the blood gets
thin, watery and Impure, and
fails to supply the nourishment required
to keep vitality at high-water mark.
Circulation gets bad. and the nervous
system suffers. Besides tho pains and
aches, besides the weakness and dizzi
ness, there aro feelings of numbness
which tell of tho approach of paralysis
and locomotor ataxia.
Judging from the experience of the
thousands of old people who have test
ed Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve Tills, they
seem to be exactly suited to overcome
these conditions, consequent on old age.
Unlike ordinary medicines. Dr. A. W.
Chase s Nerve rills are entirely re
storative in action, and cure by form
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building up the system. KO cents a box
at all dealers, or Dr. A. W. Chase Medi
cine Co., riuffalo, N. Y. The portrait
and signature of Dr. A. W. Chase, th
famous receipt book author, are on
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Rock Island Machine
Shop, 111 19th St.
g Rock Island, III.
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In all our goods wo pay partic
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Housecleaning and renovating after the winter being now
the order of the day, the busy housekeeper is pleased to
be informed where the best and cheapest stock of wall pa
per may be obtained.
The most critical taste can be gratified and suitable
styles and colorings obtained. Parlors, sitting rooms, dining
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At Half Price.
Stock not of this season's purchase has been sampled In
two large books, and as it has been decided that this stock
must be closed out, this spring's prices are cut one-half,
and in some instances less than one-half.
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Figure It Out
Did you ever stop to consider the money zalue
?0f the energy you waste .'
S Here s a simple, but mijjhty convincing.
. illustration :
Two walking steps are equal to
one revolution of a bicycle pedal.
1 he ordinary man covers little.
over live feet .f ground in
making two steps. The
average bicycle ri
will cover seven
teen feet with
with its standad
(rear, a rider will
travel izienly-onc feet
per pedal revolution and
with much greater ease than
either the pedestrian or the other
a Kacycle and store your power.
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1612 Fourth Ave. Rock Island
o BLOOD POISON
The first symptom of Contagious Blood Poison is usually a little sore or
ulcer which does not always excite suspicion because of its insignificance;
but as the poison becomes more firmly rooted in the blood, the mouth and
throat ulcerate, copper-colored spots appear, a rash breaks out on the body,
the hair begins to come out, glands in the neck and groins swell, and often
ulcerating sores form on the limbs, hands or face. But this is not all : if
the poison is allowed to remain it works down and attacks the bones, causing
necrosis or decay, and makes a complete physical wreck of the sufferer. It
will not do to tamper with a disease so powerful as Contasrious Blood Poison.
for every day the virus remains in the blood the trouble is progressing
toward a more dangerous stage, and may in the end get beyond the reach of
any treatment. There is but one certain, reliable cure for Contagious Blood
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attacks the disease in the right way by going down into the blood and
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strengthens the different parts of the body, tones up the system and cures
this humiliating and destructive disorder permanent'. The improvement
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continues until every vestige of the poison is driven from the blood, and the
sufferer completely restored to health. S. S. S. is not an experiment, it is a
success and has cured thousands of cases of Contagious Blood Poison in
every stage and being entirely free from minerals, is a safe as well as certain
treatment. If you are suffering with this debasing disease get the poison
out of your blood with S. S. S before it does further damage. Special home
treatment book on the disease and medical advice sent free to all who write.
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