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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. MAY 10. 1907.
published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En-1
tared at the postofflce aa
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 lie printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from avery
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, May 16, 1907.
Hock Inland i
u city tit mrmril
purpuNe Bud huu
! value. l.oi-u-It-d
iu I be vulli-
of the MI!InIi1
in Id nay lirlnrrn
Sit. I.ouIm uud Ml.
1'aul, t'lilongo nuil
O m it tin uud Ivau-
A City of
p o s e and
ue ::: :
uuh Illy, It in Ity
ualure, nM;riiililciill, cumniercliill,
and luduMtrlally, the Kntenay of the
vveMt, nortlieHt and NuuthweNt. favor
ed by nituntiou ou the MlNNiwlii at the
mouth of the lleuuepiu canal, connect
ing river nud lake, It Iiiih the additional
ndvantnacN of the iiiulu Hue of the Hock
Inland railroad, three liranchcit nprluB
Iuk from the Mteni at thin point
to the nortlmcNt and far outuncNt,
while the malu line koph on' to
the I'aclflc; the Milwaukee' Kan
ana t'lty line, and the llnrlliKon' St.
l.ouln nnd St. I'aul Hue Tilth direct
communication with I'corln and SprliiK
fleld. It hnw three Interurhnnn under
liny, It hiiM mile of paved ntrrrtM,
beautiful pitrkx, IncludlnK the historic
Hlack llnwk'n Watch Tower, linnilHOnie
churchcK. a Y. M. '. A. IiiIIIIik. mod
ern Mchool hiilldiiiBM, n rollout- and a
aemlnnry, flotiriMhliiK fnctorien and free
ultra for more. It linn three drt -Iiinm
hu(-N, three thriller, and n nimlel -tr
in of rapid transit. It han nix null
atnntlal linnkn, up-to-date htiNincMft
blockn and three more In course of
erection, linnicnse department Mtoren
and hundreds of other hrnnchen of mer
enntlle pursuits. It In the location of
the Hock Inland arnennl, the areatent
In the world. It linn the head olficen of
the Modern Woodmen of America, the
largest fraternnl aoclety lu the world,
hniined In n quarter tif a million dollar
fireproof liuilillnut. Itn public liullillnc"
are a quarter of a million dollar court
house, a city bull, n public library
building, and a pontoflice liiiildlii
In which are the olllcen of the govern
ment enslneer corpn In charge of upper
Mississippi Improvements. It ban 2.".
OOtl population. It hnn an Induntrinl
commission that In booMtlne the town
alonir leKltlmnte and siibstnnt lul linen
and everybody In helping.
Greater Uock Island.
Stand by Rock Island.
Jtoost for Hock Island.
He true to Uock Island.
Devote yourself to Hock Inland.
V. R. Hearst says he "will not s tan
for the democratic party." Is this he
cause he can't tit in its councils?
The Duchess of Marlborough is sail
to be a socialist. Does this mean put
of the Vanderbilt millions is to go
back to the people from whom it was
Mr. Harrimau is not a teetotaler,
but when it comes to water there's
where he takes stock.
Senator Heveridge said the
day: "The president is no
After a visit to the White
John Ij. Sullivan said: "He's
boy." And there you have it from
two distinguished gentlemen!
The republican outfit
decidedly averse to
afraid and the other
nates, and both sides
in Ohio seems
Une side is
claim the in;;
has the '
the state committee which
say so" as to the time for
President W. A. Garrett of the Sea
board Air Line railway made the posi
tive announcement Friday that the
Seaboard will promptly accept the 2
ccnt passenger rate order of the Mary
land state corporation commission. He
says that the proposition to fight the
order has never been considered by
A man is confined in the Rock Island
county jail, charged under the law,
with the theft of money to take him t)
his mother's funeral. The amount
stolen was small, but the crime re
mains. Recently Senator Cullom d -clared
that J. H. Harriman who mad.1
million! out of manipulation of Alton
railroad stock should be in prison fo
the transaction. But Harriman is sti'l
at large. The criminal code reaches
one offense against the peace and Un
uity of the people, regardless of the
circumstances, but it does not touch
When a man like V. C. Brown of
the Xew York Central lines, reaches a
hista station in the railroad world by
climbing step by step from the lowest
round, he is generally reasonable in
his ideas. He is just with the em
ployes of his own road and Just with,
the people, because he comes from the
labor class and from the people. Hit;
when yott find a man who has be ?:i
schooled in the railroad college, he is a
different type of a man. He is a slave dri
ver with his men and can see no side to
any question but that of the corpor
ation. That, is probably one of the
reasons why V. C. P.rowu and Jim
Ili'l diil not get along very well to
gether on the Burlington, after the lar
ter grabbed the properly.
When the immigrant officials at KI
lis island. New York, learned that
Charles Papernini. late of Italy and
now an aspirant for future citizenship
in the Tinted States, was !'n years o."
age they hesitated about admitting
him because of a possibility of hi.-,
coming on the public for support. They
began first place, he was strong and
vigorous. In the second place, he car
ried a goodly sum of money concealed
about his person. In the third, be ha 1
eight sons and four daughters, all can
ing good incomes in this country. Al ; i
thirty-five grandchildren, a number
of whom are in business, supporting
themselves and their children. Also
nine great -grandchildren who are can
didates for future citizenship. After
all these discoveries had been mat!'.1
Signor Papernini had no fur; her trou
ble in taking the first step in citizen
ship. When the lale ,Iere Rusk was gov
ernor of Wisconsin he attended a da n
bake iu New Jersey, and of con toe
nail to make a speech, lie began by
saying that he had greatly enjoyed
their low-necked clams. A long-fac "1
old man across the table scowled an 1
said in a stage whisper, "Little neck-',
not low necks." Governor Kusk paid
no attention to hint, but after dinn'-r
the long-laced man followed him out
of the hall. "You don't have many
clams in Wisconsin, I reckon." sail
he. "Well," said Jere, "we have some,
but it's a good way to water, and. in
driving them across the country, their
feet get sore and they don't thrive
very well." "Why, mail alive." sail
he. "clams haven't anv feet!" Soon
fter that he hutioncd one of Rusk";
friends. "Is that fellow governor :!'
Wisconsin?" ho demanded. The man
addressed replied in the affirmative.
said he. "p'r'aps he may be
enough man for Wisconsin,
a good deal of a fool at the
On the Davenport boost envelope, t
which reference has heretofore bera 1
made? in The Argus, and which sample1
of neighborly enterprise, bv the v;u'.
so scrupulously avoids placing Hoc'.i I
Island or Mo'.ine on the map. appear
as cities contiguous to Davenport. Wa-j
pello. De it est Liberty, Maquoketa, '
Motiticello. Muscatine and Monmouth I
In vii w of this discovery it inayha,i'
that Davenport's kindly feeling toward I
the seven cities mentioned, to the ex-
elusion oi ner oiu time commercial sis
ters nearer by. is found in the fact
that those spoken of are associate I
with the ambitious trans-Mississippi
city in that promised croquet bagu"1
that Davenport is said to be promoting
in lieu of baseball. And who know;
but the Davenport excursions now lin
ing made to tile points mentioned may
not result in the establishment of a
ping pong league as well. This ac
complished Davenport could certainly
boast, of lively doings in tin' athlete
line the year round And Ihen the riv
alry might not prove so thrilling as t.
drive Davenport out of ei'her 'league
A l-'ly Ti-ii-i.
One of the best things that Mart;
wain gives in his auiobiographv.
which is being published iu the North
American Review, is the following
. flalf a glass
You'll be buying a tonic
soon probably need one
now. Brace up your sys
tem with VITAL VIM.
lake our word for it.
There's no better tonic
sold. Fifty cents a bottle
at the Harper House phar
story of how his children ran a fly
trust on him:
"Once in Hartford the flics were so
numerous for a time and so .trouble
some, that Mrs. Clemens conceived the
idea of paying George (the negro but
ler) a bounty on all the flies he might
kill. The children saw an opportunity
here for the acquisition of sudden
wealth. They supposed that their moth
er merely wanted to accumulate dead
flies, for some aesthetic or scientific
reason or other, and they judged that
the more flies she could get the ban
pier she would be. So they went intj
business with George on commission.
Straightway the dead flies began to ar
rive in such quantities that Mrs. Clem
ens was pleased beyond words wit'i
the success of her idea. Next, she was
paying an extravagantly high bounty,
and it presently began to look as if by
the addition to our expenses we were
now probably living beyond our in
come. After a few days there was
peace and comfort; not a fly was dis
coverable' in the house; there wasn't a
straggler left. Still, to Mrs. Clemens'
surprise, the dead flies continued to ar
rive by the plateful and the bounty ex
pense was as crushing as ever. Then
she made inquiry, and found that our
innocent little rascals had established
a fly trust and had hired all the chil
dren in the neighborhood to collect
flies, on a cheap and unburdensoinc
Getting Into Line.
That so many democratic newspapers
and individuals who opposed Bryan iu
lS'.u; and Juno now admit they were
wrong in their opposition to Hryan, is
very significant, and indicates beyond
question that if Hryan will accept the
nomination in l'.iuS he will be the al
most unanimous choice of the conven
tion, provided the convention voices the
choice of the rank and file of the par
ty. Among other papers which have
come back into line for Hryan is the
Louisville Courier-Journal, which, while
opposed to the railroad ownership idea
of Hryan, recognizes in him the great
est democrat of the present day. An
other convert is the Atlanta Journal.
wi u me -viiaiua eonsiuuiion makes
the following very interesting com
"Our Hroad street contemporary, (lu
Journal, taking cue from the Constitu
non. in euect concedes mat it has no
other alternative than to support Mr.
Hryan for next year's democratic pres
"And so. alter a tlecade or so, out
neighbor, with its hatchet blood-red
with the gore of those whom it toma
hawked all these years for consistently
supporting myan, now conies across
and takes its stand by the Constitu
tion all this time staunch, true and
immovable in its support of Hryan:
and as earnest now as it was in ls'.h',
when it helped blaze the wav for Hi v-
ans first nomination.
.Mm auer mat, in I tie stormv vcars
of party strife that followed, it will he
recalled that it was the Constitution
that was ever ready to defend Mr.
Hryan from the ungenerous and unjust
(lings of the same contemporary that
now, in substance, by its change of
base, admits that in all these year-;
the Const it ui ion was right and it was
wrong. If our contemporary though:
for a moment that all its former as
saults of. and personal attacks on Mr.
Hryan even as la'e as the last cam
paign were justly founded, it could
not of course, support him now.
"Hut, it is the opinion of our con
temporary that Mr. Hryan does not
need the Constitution now.
"Alas, dear neighbor, there is noth
ing like the old guard standing by to
see that the new converts really mean
what they say in pledging allegiance
under the pressure of events."
vet Hryan may not be a candidate'.
He advises conservatism and declares
there are many aide men in the parly
who may be preferred by democrats
as tneir camtinate. liiyan, ever
thoughtful of his party, wants the rant
and file to let their will and choic.
prevail, and he patriotically exhorts
care and caution lest he be chosen
when perhaps some abler man or bet
ter democrat can be prevailed upon to
accept the Bins honor.
Hut where is such a man? The
choice of democracy throughout th
land responds: "Bryan is the man!"
The Arctic Has Attractions.
"I cannot imagine," said the woman
with the shert sleeves, "why iu the
world Eskimos live in their country
after they have learned what is to bo
had and seen In civilized places. .lust
think! They have no theaters, no ho
tels, no trains, no street cars, no shops.
no schools, no clnvciies, no clubs, no
yachts, no scandals they positively
have nothing that we have."
"Possibly that is the reason they
stay where they are." ventured the
man with the dinner jacket. Judge.
That was a vivid and popular bit of
description in which the vaudeville per
former on the stage referred to the offi
cial at the front entrance of the thea
ter as the "e:ght-dollar-a-week man at
the door who wears a thousand do!
lars' worth of gold buttons."
Cause For Celebration.
Mrs. )e Style-I met Mrs. Schopper
at a bargain sale today; said she was
celebrating her silver anniversary,
Mrs. Gunbusta Is she married twen
ty-five years? Mrs. He Style No. but
her husband gave her $2.3. Xew Yorlr
DeWit's Kidney and Bladder Pills
ford prompt relief for weak kidnev3.
hnrknrhft nr.d lirinnrtr trnultinc Qni.1 I
A POOL IN MATRIMONY.
"My dear marquis, we can't all mar
ry this splendid fortune, with an Amer
ican girl for an incumbrance, :uul none
of us has the means to court her prop
erly. You, having ier ncquaiutauce
and being the son of a duke, have the
best chance. Now, 1 propose that we
make up a pool to be yours for the pur
poses of courtship and to be returned
to us with, say, loo per cent interest
The arrival of Molly Flick, the daugh
ter of the bead of the firm of Flick &
Co., one of the largest American "meat
concerns, was known twelve hours
after it occurred to every impecunious
noble fortune hunter in Paris. The
remarks quoted were the result of a
dispute between several of them as to
who should have a free field to win the
prize. The projMisition was accepted
by the Marquis of Courtemache and
the rest of the company. Not more
than 1 .lit H francs could be raised by
the subscription, but this was banded
over to the marquis, who called that
very evening on Miss Flick an 1 began
to lay siege to her heart.
"How d, marquis?" she exclaimed.
"Awful glad to see you."
"I came, mademoiselle, to ask your
mother and yourself to go with me to
"Mother! Goody gracious, marquis!
Do you suppose I have my mother
traipsing around after me? No. sir!
I'll go to tin? opera with you, but no
mother for me."
"Rut, mademoiselle, ill Taris that
would occasion remark."
"Ob. that's it! Very well, we'll take
mother. Will you go. mammy?"
"I suppose I'll have to."
The young man proceeded method
ically. During this his first call be told
Miss Molly of hi' ancient lineage, wind
ing up with a decription of the chateau
of the Courteniaclies, built several cen
turies ago and now a ruin. Then, heav
ing a deep sigh, he said he would love
to repair sind live in it. Miss Molly lis
tened attentively and asked what it
would cost. The marquis replied that
it would require 5.mmi.hmi francs, or a
million of dollars, whereupon the girl
remarked that if that was all she won
dered why be didn't make them at
The marquis after bis visit met his
friends at the club and reported prog
ress. For a month he devoted himself
to the heiress. He not only accom
panied her ou her sightseeing tours to
Versailles. Fontahieldeau, Sevres and
other curious jxiiuts in the environs of
Paris, but secured for her nnd her
mother Invitations to the- best bouses
Hut at the end of the month Gaston
one morning awoke to find in his vest
pocket but a single nnwdeon of the
money furnished him. It was neces-
sarv that lie bring matters to a neavi.
Half the napoleon he spent for candy
mil the other half for liowers. These
be sent Miss Flick during the day. It
occurred to him to save a few francs
for a breakfast the morning after hi:
roposal, but if be succeeded in win
ning the heiress be could make a fur
ther loan from bis friends, and be was
sure of winning.
About 0 o'clock iu the evening be
wil l, moxky ni;i.r lot
If so, rail on us and
I m: oi h moi; .
MONEY TO LOAN
mi liousclmlii Komte, fixt
ures, pianos, teams, etc.,
without removal. We also
loan on salaries, watches,
ami diamonds at low rates.
$1.2d id the weekly pay
ment on a $50 loan for 50
weeks; other amounts at
AVe nial.e loans in city
and all surrounding towns
and country. We guaran
tee lowest rates and most
courteous treatment. You
need not leave homo to get
a loan from us. If you
cannot call at the office, fill
out and mail to us the fol
lowing blank, and our
agent, will call at. your
home and " explain our
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Your patronage will be
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Old Phone X. 2I2T.
2Wz Brady St.? Davenport
anil Saturday Xijchtn,
went to the hotel whore the Flkks so
journed and sent up h's card. While
waiting be paced back and forth in a
terrible suspense. It :--eeine'd an age
till be was summoned, though it was
only ten minutes. Ushered into th
lpartmeut used for a reception room, ,
be saw standing on a table the flowers
be had sent and the box of candy.
The box was empty.
"Come in here, marquis!" called the
cheery voice of Miss Mollv.
With visions of a private boudoir
dancing in his head. Gaston entered the
next room. He saw no one 'thene.
'"Why don't you come in?" came a
voice from an adjoining room.
The marquis did as be had been
bidden. Still be saw no one.
"This room," presently came the
"Oh. mademoiselle, what is this pret
ty game you tire playing? Where are
you? Do you call to me from heaven?"
"I hope not. I don't want to go to
heaven just yet. I'm in here."
Again the marquis entered another
room, only to be led farther. Indeed,
the rooms all communicated, and the
girl led him in a circle till he stood
again where he had started, in the re
ception room. He was very much cha
grined at being forced to p!av this
juvenile game for the amusement of
Mis Flick, but he remembered that
sue was iiarety eighteen, and, if no
French girl would have done the same,
mere was no l-rencli girl with an enor
mous fortune that he could marry. So
he kept his temper and wore a perpet
ual smile, thinking that after all it wa
Ion re getting warm." came the
girl's voice as lie went bunting tbrougli
lie went to a curtain hanging be
fore a recess. He knew Miss Fli'-k
was iieninu it. ipmv strange tiiese
Americans! He pulletl aside the cur
tain and started back. A voung man
was with the girl.
"Game's up:" cried Molly. "Mar
quis, tins is l.eorge I rntiininghain. just
come over to jin u--. He brought me
tins. And on the third linger of Per
left band she displayed a ring. "Th"
marquis nas oeeu awful nice to me,
George; took me to the opera and lots
of places. You'll show George around.
won't yon? He doesn't know any
thing about Pans, that's a dear old
The next morning Gaston went with
out bis breakfast, and pool stock stood
at zero. LOFISIO C. FARRKLL.
A Safe ant! Sure
Does rot, cout.iin Opium,
Horplnne, or any oUx-r riarcot ic
or "habit-forming" drug.
There is no arca!ic in Kemp's Dalsam.
K'tl.iet; of a poisonons or harmful
ch.irn' ti r enters iutoits composition.
This elt;ia and puro couU euro
cur'3 ceutjlis that cniaiot bo cured
l'V !i'i.V other mi'iin'ino.
Itiiiia saved thousands from con- T
It lias save'l thousands of lives. $
A 'J"i bo'tlo contains 40 d"SeS. J
At a;i oru,:.sis , -.;e., .mc. aim .-ji.
Don' J orient nnyShlnf else.
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to be true.
History will repeat itself in
your words as you leave 'the
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ousecleaning is Easy!
C The hunnu so frequently reflects the features of
Madam Housekeeper it should also reflect her
ijotiil Infyli'. i ml cure.
1 An occasional light rubbing with Zid will keep the
woodwork as bright as the mirror.
f N'o sticking nor smearing' and it dries in a minute.
j Try it on your bureau.
For Sale By
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NO HOUSE. 2224 FOURTH AVE.; L. S. M'CABE & CO., TOT
TEN'S MUSIC HOUSE, J. P. WILLIAMSON, 1623 SECOND AVE.;
YOUNG & M'COMBS, 1727 SECOND AVE., AUG. HEIMBECK, 924
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small lulls, ai'.d make a new. clean start?
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lltlv .-II.. t.. f.-lf lit ...... t.t-j. jl.i'X.tl WO.-lll tkill lltltl
lia' I" make a payment n -aeh i
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y.Mii' ei en ml a nees. and yon will never miss tlie money.
t:y tl i-. jitan y.iu will imt lie ine.inveni.-i.ee,! in i. jiavin uy. yet you
have bills that yon eouhl not hae paid in any other way.
Your furniture, pi.-in. horses, wayons. i-liv. will be security for the
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MUTUAL LOAN CO..
Peoples National Bank Bidj. Telephone, Old West 122.
Room 411, Rock Island 111. Office- .hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
KOCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK 1SLOND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
I'hil Mitchell. President.
II. P. Hull. Vice President.
P. Groenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2. 1870
ami occupies S. R. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
Lyon a Healy's
For Pianos and
7 Zol Features:
1. Cleaner and iVI
2. Biggest !Bottlo
3. Lowest Trice.
4. Dries Quickly.
5. Will not Ftnear.
f. Contains no acids.
7. Hardwood Floor
A lariro s:zo Pottlff of ZOL
tfuil 6 oz.) costs only
Arc the best the mar
ket affords in Value
for the Money.
old rolialile store
Clcanlincfs of person is one of the
IUiriUI 1 1 1 1 a I 'Jl Ik I. IV. 1 IV 11 ttilU
at all times the highest respect.
piece "StanUartT Porcelain F.nam-
c!ed Lavatorv, proviJcd with an abundant flow
of hot and cold running water.
- Our plumbers arc skilled mechanics and do
satisfactory work. Let us quote you prices.
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112 West Seventeenth St. Both phones.
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R. R. Cable.
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11. P. Hull.
E. V. Hurst,
H. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson & HursL