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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. MAY 20, 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
cond avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce ai econd-c,3s
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMd Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
AH 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.
I COUNCIL y
i TRADES lia hp I
Monday, May 20, 1907.
A City of
p o e a n J
ue ::: :
sawing .season,, and too in the winter,
while in the latter season there are
between 2.000 ami S.ooo men and l.ooo
horses? at work in the woods felling the
great trees which ultimately reach his
lumber yards. Most of his timber lands
are adjacent to the upper Ottwa in
both Ontario and Quebec.
John Sharp Williams once ran afoul
of Tom Reed. This is the way he tells
the story himself: "I met Mr. Reed
coming out of the cloakroom and he
said, to me in that peculiar drawl of
his: 'Williams, what makes you such
a bitter partisan?' 'Well, Mr. Speaker,
that's pretty good coming from you,
isn't it?" 1 replied. 'Never mind me,'
he replied. 'But why are you such a
bitter partisan?' 'Well, I'll tell yon,' I
said. 'You know I never saw a repub
lican until I was "S years old, and I
can't get used to them somehow.' He
looked at me reproachfully, afid walked
away without another word."
etican claims now rise to first place
and will begin to be paid off. Thei ;
is a sense in which the United State:;
is its brother's keeper that is a logi
cal result of the enforcement of tl.e
Monroe doctrine and nervousness
naturally prevails when foreign fleets
are sent across the ocean to collect
claims against the sister republics of
South or Central America, for there is
on bu.cn occasions always the possi
bility of a clash. However just thoe
claims may be, the United States emi
not in view of the Monroe doctrine pe.'
mit the taking of extreme measures fo
their collection. It lias in the casi
of San Domingo gone to the trouble o!
acting; as a claim agent for other na
tions in order to avoid complications
which might prove worse.
Hoc It, Inland I
u fly of rarurvt
liurioa and bou
rt value l.ova
ld lu I lie vnllry
of the .lllll''
M. I.uulu nud M.
I'MllI, 'tlll-UK u'l
ttuiulia and Knu-
uaa 1 Ity, It l l
nature, groitraiiulcnlly, eouiiuerelall)',
and InduMtrlally, the antenay of tlif
vtrnt, norlbwmt aud wiulhnnt. Favor
ed by ultuiilliiu on hc MlmitMlipl at Ihr
mouth of the lleuueplu e'unal, t-onnet-t
Ins river and take, It liaa the addllloual
advanlaK- of the main line of the Hock
aland railroad, three kranebea aprlnit
Ina; from the aleiu at thin point
to tbr north went und far aoulhwrat.
while the mnln ilnr on to
the l'nrlfle; the Milwaukee's Kau
na City line, and the lliirlliiKton'a St.
l.oula and St. I'liul line with direct
fonunuuleatlon tilth I'enrla and Sprlnic
neltl. It baa three Interurliana under
vay. It hna nil leu or puved atreetn,
heaullfnl pnrka, Ini'linlluK the hiatorlc
lllnrk llnnk'n Wnteh Tower, bnndaome
-hurehea, n V. M. 4. A. bulldlnic, mod
ern aehool htilliliiiKM. n polleice and a
aenilnary, flonrUhliiur fartorlea and free
at tea for more. It hna three flrat claaa
hotel, three thenlerM, and a model aya
tn of rapid tranalt. It lina alz auli
alnntlnl banka, up-to-date bualneaa
lilocka and three more In rourae of
erection. Immense department atorea
and hnndreda of other hranebea of mer
cantile puraulta. It la the location of
the Rork Ialand araennl, the Kreateat
In the world. It hna the head ofileea of
the Modern Woodmen of America, the
lariceat fraternal aoclety In the world,
housed In a quarter of a million dollar
fireproof building1. Ita public hullillnca
are a quarter of a million dollar eonrt
hnuae, n city hnll, a public library
hulldlnK, and n poatofllce bulldlns
In which are the offlcea of the govern
ment engineer corpa In charge of npper
Mlaalaalppl Improvement. It hna 2".
0O0 population. It hna an Induatrlnl
cnmmlaalon thnt la honatlne the town
alona; legitimate and aiibatnntlnl llnea
and everybody la helping.
William Saiter, a resident of Mario. l.
Ohio, is known to his fellow, citizens
as a man of rather erratic and ungodly
behavior. For a long time church peo
ple had been endeavoring to have hi'.i
ally himself with the local uplift, bui
I heir ffforis met poor success. There
lore much surprise and gratilicatio.i
were felt when Mr. Saiter on his
wooden leg slumped into a revival
meeting in the Methodist church. A
he came down the center aisle his
"peg leg" stuck in a furnace register
whose presence he failed to observe,
not being well acquainted in the
church. William fell down with a ter
rible clatter and he was promptly
turned over to an officer. Next morn
ing he was up hetore a magistrate.
and though he protested that he ha 1
gone to church witti t lie nesi inten
tions', he was lined $." and costs fo:
raising a disturbance. Now Mr. Sait"r
swears he never will go to chutv.i
Tin American Watch Trui-t.
President Roosevelt declined to ac
cept a watch because it was en
graved as having been presented to
his "as a denioiisuation of the methods
of the American watch trust." Til
watch was purchased in England of
dealer who had paid the Anu-rlca'i
watch trust $7.!tS for if and would have
cost an American dealer $10. 'S. Thus
does the tariff protect the trust an 1
the English buyer and tax the purchas
rr in the United Stales, and ye; tie
standpatters have been denying th:ii
the trusts sell cheaper to foreigner
than to our own people. Is it net
about time to give our own people tin
benefit of these bargains?
Greater Rock Island.
Pull for Rock Island.
Stand by Rock Island.
Contribute to the $10ft,ono new fno
Roost for Rock Island and the new
It really begins to look as
Icicles would get thawed out
June after all.
Cowards die many times before
their leaths; the valiant never taste ol
death but once.
Charles Mcllugh spent yesterday
W. II. Lamont is in St. Louis in the
interest of the Diamond Jo line.
Joe Math, is able to be down town
after a long and serious illness.
Mr. ami Mrs. D. llotchkiss have gone
to Decatur to attend the (1. A. R. n
Mrs. C. E. Adams r turned this
morning after a winter's sojourn -it
San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Elizabeth Coyne leaves for Chi
ago tomorrow for a visit with 1it
daughter, Mrs. Holmes.
Mrs. C. K. West left yesterday to-
Chicago to take the summer course a,
the Columbian School of Oraforv.
Mrs. .1. Ottley has returned to her
home in Chicago after a visit at t'.ie
home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. .1
II. Chandler on Aiken street.
P. F. Knox. J. C. Dunn ami Sanim 1
Ryerson delegates from the Rock Is
land lodge of Elks to the convention t.:
be held in Wooniiimton this week will
eave for that city tomorrow morning
Robert Rexdale also a delegate IeT
Saturday evening for l'.looniingto:i.
One of the features of the convention
to be the address by former vici
president Adlai Stevenson.
Mrs. .1. 11. Darnell has returned from
i few weeks' visit with friends and rel-
itives in Chicago. She will leave soo'i
o visit relatives in Des Moines. Iowa.
Peoria, and Jefferson, after which sh
will join her husband in Fort Wort I.
I'exas, where thev will make their fu
ure home. Mr. Darnell is still con
leded with the Rock Island's deter
ive bureau, in charge ol the soull.
Word comes from Texas that wh'f;
Senator C ulherson is in no sense a can
didate for the floor leadership of Hi
democrats in the senate yet he would
accept that difficult place should hi
democratic colleagues unite in his ele
lion. Meanwhile several ot Setiatoi
Culberson's friends in Washington and
other parts of the country are continu
ing quietlY to sound the party leader-
on his availability as presidential ma
terial in inos.
While this is legitimate politics, it
will probably be futile, as the rank and
file of the party north and south seem
to have settled that question for them
selves, and unless Mr. Bryan shoul
interpose a veto there is no maneuvers
by party leaders or anything else that
can prevent his nomination for presi
dent in 1!toS.
A New York woman was awarded
$1,000,000 alimony. And yet some pe v
pie still maintain that marriage is a
"Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien has one'
consolation. It probably will be some
lime before Philadelphia hears of h
downfall. Barnum and Bailey's circus has en
tirely abandoned the street parades
The only way we can see the animals
now is to pay our little old T.O cents or
crawl under the tent.
King Alfonso of Spain
twenty-one years old today,
been king three years, a
one and a father one week,
sequently for a person just
his majority lias had his
the affairs of the world.
Not mi Otr Year in lllinoi'
The recess of the Illinois legislatu;
until October S, instead of final a.!
journment of the session, is a convinc
ing proof of the strength of the de
waterway movement in the state.
All through the session mcinher.-
seemed indifferent to the extension o
the deep drainage canal souihwan
from Chicago, and to the reservati i
to the state of the valuable pow
which the building c.f a dee p channe
from one end of the Illinois river '
the orher will develop.
Besides tile extension now propose
the legislature will have before it whe
It meets in October the governor'
recommendation that the building oi
dams in the Illinois river by any '
dividual or corporation be prohibit?
unless by permission of the state.
A campaign ot education, waget
through the summer and early ant unit
should prove instructive to I he votei
The certainty that Illinois will co
struct tne work and retain control e
it if the government does not. will b
a spur to congressional action whic
the voters of Illinois should insist upe
applying with vigor and effect.
No question of greater importance
has come forward in the prairie sta
in years. This is not going to be :
off vear even if there is to be a deart
of elections in November.
The Press club having induced Sec
retary of War Taft to visit the thre?
cities in June it ought not to bo difficult
to bring the head of the official family
at Washington in the autumn. Presi
dent Roosevelt is already inclined to
begin his river trip here, and we ar
all anxious to have him.
John R. Booth, the leading lumber
man In Canada, Is 80 years old and
owns 4,250 square miles of timber land.
From the Atlantic to, the Pacific this
would make a strip one mile wid
across Canada. His mills employ 1.000
to 1,600 men during the summer or
AN AMATEUR THIEF.
DECLINES A CALL HERE
Rev. G. A. Elliott Will not Become
Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church.
At the last congregational meet in;
of Grace Lutheran church an invita
tion was extended to Rev. (1. A. Elliot'
of Chicago to become pastor of tie
church and since that time he has ha I
the call under consideration. At tin
service yesterday morning Mr. Eilioi
declined the call and has decided to re
main in Chicago. Rev. C. E. Hurt"
en the pastor will leave for his nev.
charge in Harlem. New lork som"
time in June.
Pain caused by boils, burns, cuts
scalds and skin diseases is promptly
relieved by DeWitt's Carboiized Witc.i
Hazel Salve. Good for piles. Sold by
The I'nitetl Slates Kelievetl.
The United Staffs is interested in
the circumstance that Venezuela has
completed the payment of its debts to
Germany, England and Italy. The Mil
waukee Wisconsin recalls that the
claims of these nations were reeo
nized by The Hague tribunal and mad?
the basis of a lien on the Venezuela.)
customs revenues. Four years has
been consumed in the process of pay
ing the money, and another equal
period will be required to liquidate the
claims held against the Venezuela i
government by citizens of the United
This country is interested in Vene
zuela's payment of her obligations i-.j
Germany, England and Italy for an-
WE HAVE EVERYTHING IN
SLIPPERS, OXFORDS AND
SHOES, FROM LADIES' AND
GENTS' DOWN TO INFANTS'.
AND WE CAN SAVE YOU A
LITTLE MONEY TOO, OUT
PRICES ARE LOWER THAN
50 cents Aint
Much but It
is Worth Sav
ing. WE CARRY UNION MADE
TRY US FOR GOOD SHOES.
1605 Second Ave.
Opposite Illinois Theater.
other reason than the reason that Am
' I uOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Two friends, Wallace Vost aud Clin
ton Palmer, were discussing the blun
ders made by criminals in covering
their tracks. Yost wns speaking.
"I tell you the criminal from the mo
ment be becomes a eriininaj has not a
normal control of his faculties."
"He should have a far keener control
of them thuu before. Had I committed
a crime my faculties would be shurp
as a razor.
"I should like to have that statement
"It is possible. Make it worth ray
while, and I will commit a crime."
"What do you meanV"
Palmer thought awhile before reply-
!ni? "I will ld't von Sl.fKMI to SlOtKMl
--ra- - - - - " 1 - - - J i '
that I can steal $10,01 H) and not be de
tected for, say, n year. 1 will take the
money from the safe of my employer.
to which I and others have access. The
money can be returned anonymously
at the end of the year with interest."
The conditions will not be criminal.
If you are arrested, I can ome for
ward and claim that It is merciy a
"That would not be evidence. Any
thief could get some friend to put in
such a claim for him."
"I believe you're right. So far as lie-
ing considered a criminal is concerned,
there would be no hope for you."
The bet was made, and Palmer the
next day during business hours, while
tin? office was crowded, walked delib
erately into the safe, which stood open,
put a package of bills in his side coat
pocket, went and sat down at bis desk
remained there till the hour of closing.
then went out in company with a mem
ber of the firm. Going to bis room, he
Silt down to think over w hat be should
do with the money. II is brain was
clear, and he was pleased to discover
that be bad perfect control of his fac
tiltics. There hud been so many peo
ple in the ollice at the time the money
was taken, the sale standing open the
while, that there was no reason why
be should be suspect'd any more than
others. Nevertheless all the olhee force
would be placed under surveillance. A
detective would be employed, whose
eve would be open to the slightest
clew. Palmer's room might le search
ed when be was absent, so be couldn't
leave the money there. He dared not
keen it on bis nersou. He dared not
put it In bank. must get rid of it.
Here was a risk that he was forced
to take. If be were seen biding the
monev. if it were discovered in any
place that would incriminate hint, the
game would be vp. However, be le
lieved that the risk woi'ld be infinites-
lmal. and be spent several hours mak
ing plans for the di. position of the
funds. The theft'lind not lccn discov
ered before the closing hours of busi
ness and could not possibly be dis
covered till the beginning of business
hours the next day. He could certain
ly not be watched till then, if at all.
After dinner be went to his grand
mother's, who lived n few miles out In
the country, and when it was dark and
no one noticed him be strolled back of
the hoiifo. Taking a spade from the
barn, be went a few hundred yards to
a wood. There under a tree lie knew
well -he bad often climbed it when a
bnv be burled the bills in a cigar tox.
lie felt now that the rest would be
easy, lie would go to tne oince. as
usual, in the morning feeling sure that
the theft could not le traced to him.
All he had to do was to act naturally.
He slept fairly well nnd at 0 o'clock
In the morning entered the ollice. The
employees were coinleg in, and one of
the partners, Mr. Knox, was already
there. Palmer cast a quick glance
alxuit him nnd saw that all was as
usual. He sat down at his desk nnd
tried to lose himself in bis work. lint
ho couldn't. He dreaded the moment
when the money would be missed.
Then be began to wish the discovery
would be made and his suspense end
ed. About 11 o'clock the cashier went
Into the safe and won returned with
a serious looR on his tace. i,oing to
the head of the lino, Mr. Devlin, he
whispered something in his ear. The
gentleman arose and went to the safe
with the cashier. P.oth entered, and
both came out together, the head of
the firm taking in with a searching
glance every man In the ollice.
Palmers heart was beating like a
kettledrum, nnd be felt tb( blood leav
ing his face. Should he look at bis em
ployer or keep his eyes on his work?
He had wit enough left to choose the
lutter course, but he felt that the eye
of his employer was on him, and to
look unconcerned was out of the question.
"Mr. Talmer, will yu step into my
Talmer knew that the first part of
bis game had gone against him, but he
was plucky. Indeed, he bad to be
plucky nud nerved himself for a stniR
gle as to the remaining part. He de
nied any knowledge of the theft and
explained his pallor on the ground that
he was not well. Mr. Devlin pretend
ed at least to be convinced of his Inno
cence and sent him back to work.
That's the last Palmer heard of the
matter. He could have borne the
strain letter had he heard more. For
weeks he endured the tortures of the
tunned and when he could endure It
no longer went to his aunt's, dug up
the money and, going to Mr. Devlin,
laid It on his desk.
Palmer, having returned the money,
was not prosecuted. The circumstances
of the bet were given out. but made
little impression. Palmer went forth
with the mark of Caiu upon him nnd
died In a few years of the obloquy un
der which he lived.
Stead, the Peace Delegate.
Ain't Su-uil Khi Hume?
Scolding und slapping.
And nuking und scrapping;.
And ti(?lititi(f. "
Anil crowing, j
And cuttint; In
And butting in.
And uliVL' branching
And shoving und balking.
And thinking and talking
And talking and talking
And talking and talking
Ain't be tin peaceful way?
He the saint?
Ain't he tin dove
Of peace and love?
Ain't he the bird?
Ain't ho th Uiiton
That's never i.iittin"?
Ain't lie the checst
In a peace-ns-you-pleuse?
Hasn't he got a lease
fn the rouuli house of peace?
He the red paint?
Ain't he lly gum!
He IS going some,
. J. I.arnpton in New York "World.
Every man is likely, at some time,
to be called to fill a position of
trust requiring a bond.
You may be appointed guardian of
a minor, or executor of a will oi
administrator of an estate ; you ma
be elected to public office, ot
chosen treasurer of some organize -tion;
you may be offereda fiduciary
position with a bank, you may wish
to guarantee a contract, or you may
wish to give an occupation or
license bond in all these circum
stances, and many others, we wil
act as your surety.
Being the largest Company in the
world whose business is restricted
to furnishing Suretyship Bonds, vt
can give you an absolute guaran
tee, and save you from annoying
obligations. Apply to
of llew York
Capital and Surplus 4,800,000
l.mlolpli it Kcyiiolds, AII.vm.,1'11-
fortl block: Win. ('. Mniicker, Ant.,
llimlc temple. Win. II. Moore,
Ally.. li:e block. Molina! John
A. (iiHi(liiiiinuii, Ast., MYi 1'lflh Ave,
We sell for CASH ONLY, there
fore we are able to sell for these
low prices, which will be in
force from Monday, May 20, till
Saturday, May 25.
20 pounds of granulated
s,'Kar SI. 00
Golden West flour,
M,r sack S1.03
Fancy butter, per
Rural New York potatoes,
tier bushel GOc
Head Light brand sweet
corn, per can fj
Great Rock It-laud soap,
12 bars o5
Pure Leaf Lard,
2 lbs 23c
Quaker Oats, per
Regular IT'jC coffee,
Per lb 15C
Six cans of Columbia
or Pet Brand Milk 25e
Toasted Corn Flakes,
3 packages 25c
ppr lb 5
Baldwin brand evaporated
apples, per package 10o
Fresh smoked sturgeon and
cottage cheese every day.
, (Si Boelje,
THE ONLY STRICTLY CASH
STORE IN TOWN.
930 Third Avenue . - Both Phones
Yhen a woman suffering from
female trouble is told that an oper
ation is necessary, it, of course,
The very thought of the hospital,
the operating table and the knife
strikes terror to her heart.
It is quite true that these troub
les may reach a stage where an ope
ration is the only resource, but a
great many women have been cured
by Lydia 11. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound after an operation has
been decided upon as the only cure.
The strongest and most grateful
statements possible to make come from women who by taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
made from native roots and herbs, have escaped serious operations, as
evidenced bv Miss Rose Moore scase. of 307 W. 26th St., N.Y. She writes:-
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:-" Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound has
cured me of the very worst form of lemale trouble and I wish to express
to you my deepest gratitude. I suffered intensely for two years so that
I was unable to attend to my duties and was a burden to my family. I
doctored and doctored with only temporary relief and constantly objecting
to an operation which I was advised to undergo. I decided to try Lydia
E. Pinkham s Vegetable Compound; it cured me of the terrible trouble
and lam now in better health than I have been for many years."
This and other such cases should encourage every woman to try Ly
dia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound before she submits to an operation.
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation to Women
Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited to
promptly communicate with Mrs. Pinkham. at Lynn, Mass. From the
symptoms given, the trouble may be located and the quickest and surest
wavof recovery advised.
i ROCK ISLAND TROPICAL
Large Resources and Immediate Returns
oUREST AND MOST PROFITABLE LINE OF AGRICULTURE
PRODUCTS IN UNIVERSAL DEMAND AND EASILY SHIPPED
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
THE MOST STAPLE PRODUCT IS RUBBER. WHICH YIELDS
FROM $200 TO MORE THAN S1.CC0 PER ACRE ANNUALLY.
For immediate returns, howe.-er. the company depends principally
upon the valuabie hardwood fores? now growing UM)ii its lands.
Representatives of ihe company have counted more than 12H trees
to the acre where the timber is apparently of uniform density. These
tree will average more th;in 2.'""' feet of lumber per t ree. This would
indicate 2J0.IMHI feet per acre. Oiie-t'ourih as much as that would s-till
give a total of more than 7"n.mU feet.
If the company will realize $11'. r. per thousand, which is only one
fourth of what it should realize, this will still yield a profit of $S.7r,0.
nun, which is -pial to $72!.li on each and every share of stock in the
company, or suflicii-ni io pay an annual dividend of Sflti per cent for
ONLY TEN CENTS PER DAY.
If you lay aside le. cents from each day's wages, and at the end of
each mouth invest the amount ($2.ru with us. in less than five years
you will have paid fur one share of slock, representing an acre of the
plantation, fully developed. During the time you are accumulating Ibis
capital you will receive large interest on the money paid in. and the
capital wil' have incr.-ased to several times the original amount.
A FULLY DEVELOPED RUBBER PLANTATION IN MEXICO IS
WORTH MORE THAN $1,000 PER ACRE.
The Ksperan.a plantation, trees averaging six years of ago, was sold
last fall to the I. Rubber company lor $7."ii per acre.
The manager of the Del Cone plantation, almost adjoining our land,
rejected an offer of more than 1,mio per acre.
.Inan .limine,, a native Mexican, owning a forest of cultivated rub
ber trees averaging ! years of age. advertised the same for sale at
$1.0i per acre.
IN THE ORIENT.
In Ceylon and the Malay states are hundreds of European com
panies capia'ized at from 'o Jl'.imm per acre. These companies
are already fiirniMiing a considerable portion of the world's supply of
rubber, and their stocks are quoted by London brokers at more than
six times their par value.
. We can show you the quotations.
It will surely pay you to investigate. Write at once for particulars.
ROCK ISLAND TROPICAL PLANTATION CO.
302 Bengston Block, Rock Island, 111.
A Mark of Refinement.
Cleanliness of person is one of the
mot ui;-unguialfing marks of refinement, and
commands at -11 times the highest respect.
To promote cleanliness, install in your
sleeping apartment or dressing loom a snowy
white, one-piece "Standard" Porcelain F.natn
eled Lavatory, provided with an abundant flow
of hot and cold running water.
Our plumbers arc skilled mechanics and do
satisfactory work. Let us quote you prices.
CHAXXOX & DUFVA
112 West Seventeenth St. Both phones.
II. E. CASTEKL L. I). MUDGE. H. R SIMMON',
President. Vice President. . Cashier.
CENTRAL TRUST 'AND SAVINGS HANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
npllnl Stock. $IOO,OMO. Four I'rr On I lnlt-rrt Paid o IlrpoalU.
C .1. Larkin.
.1. J. LtVcll,
II. E. Casteel.
L. D. Mudge,
H. D. Mack.
M. S. Heagy,
II. II. Simmon,
II. II. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Robinson,
E. D. Sweeney,
II. W. Tremann.
KstntPs anl property of all kimls tin m:inaRpil by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from the hanking' business of the com
pany. We art as executor of anil truste-s under WillR. Administrator,
luai ili.-m anil Conservator of Kstatcs.
l!ii-ei-ir anil Assignee of Insolvent Kstates. General Financial AKnt
for Nun-Tteslilents, Women, Invalids, anil others.
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