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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. .TI7XE 5, 1007.
THE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1UJ4
Second avenue. IJock Island, 111. En
tered nt the" postufllcc as second-clas
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Pally, 10 cents per
Weekly. $1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
liave real name attached for publica
tion. No such articb-s will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Ituck Island county.
Wednesday, June 5, 1907.
S Hill K Isl.AMt In ii city of enrnext
imriioxe iiml lion
It it located
lli- valley of tli
1 M I m n I n nI til, miil
way lielweeii St.
I.oiiN ll nd St. I'llul.
ClileUKo nnil Oma
lia nnil K a nmm
It Im by iv)itnre. uei;riilile:illy. eoni
nirrelnlly, nnil linliixl rlnlly, itie gnlenny
of the next, iirlliuct mid moiiI lim-xt.
It In favored by xilualiuu on the MIn
ni!il nt the inoiilli of the lleiiucpiu
en ii a I. eiiniii-ellii river and lake.
It lias (lie ikiiIii line of the Knek !.
lit ml riillronil. three linini'lir MprinisinK'
from the Mtem nt I hi point to the nortli
nrnt nnil far Noiitlite(, while the main
line liiii-n on to the leltie.
It bnw the Milwaukee' Knnn f'ity
Ilne. mid the Hiirlliittiiirs St, I.ouIn and
St. I'linl line, wllh direct eommiinientioii
Willi Milwaukee and Kaclne, and with
Peoria ami Sprlnclielil.
II hut three InterurhauN under nay.
It lias mile of piiveil Ntreetx.
It 1i;ik lieaiiiil'ul narks. incluillne the
historic lllaek llnnk'n Watch Tower.
It lias liHiitlxome eliurelieN, of nil ile
notiiiniitlunM. It haK a V. M. C. A. liullilliiK.
It Iiiim moilern kcIhmiI liuililiuKN.
It him n college nnil n Meinlnnry.
It Iiiim fliiiirlxhiuK factories, nnil free
IteM for more.
It Iiiin three ttrnt class lioli-l nnil nu
meroiiN Ninnller ones.
It has three theaters.
It has ii Turner hall.
It lias n model system of rapid trnnslt.
It has nix siilislnnllal bunks.
It has up-to-date business blocks, nnil
three more In course of erection.
It lins Immense ilepnrliueut slores and
hunilreils of other hrtiuehes of mercan
It Is the local Ion of the Iloek Islnn.l
arsenal, the ureal est in the world.
It has the henil littler of the .Modern
Woodmen of America, the Inreest fra
ternal society In the world, housed In n
quarter of n million dollar flreproor
It has the bend nlttce of the Fraternal
It tins loenl lodec of nil the icrrnt
It has n qunrler of n million dollar
It has n city hnll, owned by the elty.
It has n public library IiiiIIiIIiik.
It has n poMtolllee lilllldlmc. In which
are the ollleen of the government engin
eer eorils In ehnrice of upper Mississippi
It has 2..HH population.
It hns tin Indiisl rial eoniiiilsslon that
Is booNtinK the town nloiiK lefcltlmnle
anil niiliNlmil l:il lines.
Anil everybody In helplue.
Wear a Booster Button.
AVenr a lloosler Million.
Wear a Booster Button.
Weir a Booster button.
Wear a Booster button.
Wear a Booster button.
Stand by Koek island.
Be- a booster,
not a knocker; lift
Wear a booster button and wear it
Boost for Knock Island. Help
that $iu,(iuo new lactory mud com
The Philadelphia pastor who wants a
roof-garden on his church shoulld have
a buffet in th' basement.
One of the Standard Oil officials suf:
gests that the name he changed. How
would the "Forty Thieves" do?
Speaker Cannon bluffed President
Roosevelt into standing pat. The pres
ident might have "filled" had lie draw.i
As it is, he lose?.
The latest. Japanese crisis in San
Francisco failed of its purpose to
distract, attention from the deplorabir
eituation of Boss Kucf.
It is not a sign that you are not a
booster If you do not wear a Booster!
Buttou, but it is a siK" tliitt ycu are a
booster it you wear one.
In the short time he has been lure
Ambassador Bryco has attended a
larger number of formal dinners than
my other representative of a foreiati
power. In addition to these dinners no
dines out with friends several times a
week. He eats with a bountiful appe
tite and seems to relish everything,
wi'h -no annoyance about indigestion.
When Sir Mortimer Duratid returned
to London it was gossiped about thar
his nove: anient was displeased with
him because he was not as close to
the? White house as the (iermati and
French ambassadors. Ambassador
Hryee not n'y is on the best of terms
with the president apparently, hut he
is making friends everywhere he goes.
('eronimo savs the Apaches taught
that the Creat Spirit did not intcrc:
himself in the petty quarreis ol m. u
and tiiat warriors should seek th.-ir
own revenue. When he was nn yea.-;
of age Mexicans murdered his yoiuv
wife and three children in a ibtons?
It ss camp. In a raid for revenge hi-
led a parly that exterminated n
Mexicans and hi' was. elecied chief of
the trili.'. He then began a career of
blood and pillage that extended over
forty eventful years. He expressed
his contempt for the Spaniards when
at the close ot i lie s,pa-.iisi-.nu near.
war he dryly observed that it tiHk tr.
I'nittd Slates a smaller number if
weeks to whip Spain titan the numhii
of years required to subdue him and
his small band of savages.
The success of government owner
ship of i ail ways is demons; rated by tli7
sueetss of the policy in Switzerland.
The Swiss raiiwavs are enjoying a
period of gnat prosperity. The r
turns for the last winter season ex
ceeded all records for the time of til.
year, and those for the first thr"
months of the present year are als-
giatii'ying. T'tie sum realized in ih.
three months is given as $"in,oti and
l his brilliant stroke of fortune is en
couiaging the administration to laun:'i
out in to new projects of costly im
provements. On several of th" line
steam traction will he replaced by clef
trieiiv nnil a number of the most im
portanf stations will bt brought quit
up to date in all their appointments
What the Hooslcr Hut Ion Stand lor.
The Greater Rock Island Booster
button, which celebrated its entrance
upon the field of local activities today
through the instrumentality of th:
Rock Island Industrial commission
stands for many things.
It stands for the romantic history of
It stands for the progressive cpirit
of the present.
It stands for the greatness of the
It stands for public spirit.
It stands for home industry.
It stands for the rights of labor.
It stands for Greater Rock Isl.ind.
The kaiser as a liooslcr.
The epidemic for municipal progres
such as Rock island is now enjoyun
and which originated in America
now spreading over Kurope and hi
even riveted the interest of Kaiser Wii
helm. Berlin has succumbed to
influence and with a three million ciui)
is striving to induce the suburban
towns to come in under one municipal
head. In getting ahead ol ieritn, kock
Islam! saved itself the blush. The
question is will iteriin auonr meuioe
for its growtli that will surpass tho
in America? While no comparison ex
ts between Hock Island and Berlin.
it. is simply interesting lo note that in
scekiiiir to exuand the population of
this city the people prove that th
ire not so slow as o!he place.? in th'?
emmtrv which permit lar-awav i;er
lin to get ahead of tlteni in the Amer
ican scheme of boosting.
The emperor, quite taken with the
idea, urges that, the authorities ol He
lm siiend $JT.'0ii (MO in widening th
main business thoroughfares. With tl
Kaiser behind the movement Berlin
hould do something handsome in tho
wnv ot civic advancement, -no man i:
woman, rich or poor, should fail to b
como in etestw in improving hock i
Uui'oki Keprcseiils New Afcia.
Kuroki the great Japanese genera!
who was a Rock Island visitor th
week savs little, thinks much. Th
glamour of the warrior, the patriot,
I'll is the cnvov of the "new" Asia.
He stands authentically for the Japan
of today, the possible China ot .
morrow. He typifies the union of Oc
cidental and Oriental civilizations.
which makes up the new Asia. Tho
imtiassiveness of the east and the ac
tive, practical intelligence of the weo
Over against the new Asia stand
ldiw ot every but La. .
the old. India is its highest cxproo
sion. While Japan drinks detp o:
materialism, Hindoo thought insists ou
the nothingness of material things an!
the greatness of mind. While Japi 1
takes rank anions the nations, India re
mains a province of a foreign country.
While the one is praised, the other i.
pitied or unnoticed.
The new Asia has learned mttcii
from the west. It can give much in
return. Japan may teach us some
thing of the "unbought grace of life,''
of the holiness and dignity of family
relationship, of the beauty of fragil
ity, of wise electici.sni. The old As.il
has learned nothing from the west. Vet
it has a greater gift to bestow. 5t
can teach us not to exalt tne lo" .-r
above the higher.
NEW USE FOR DOCTORS.
Comedian's Novel Ruse to Escape
cecsive Cab Fare.
Raymond Hitchcock, the comedian
who is now on a starring tour through
the west, was recently invited. as tin
guest of honor to the t'ouutry club.
alnitit five miles outside of San Fran
cisco, al'lcr the performance, says Har
per's Weekly. As Mr. Hitchcock knew
liom previous experience that a cab
man would ask ti fortune to cftrrv him
out ti the club, he looked up the ad
dress of a physician near the theater.
and after the chi.-i? of the show he
went around and rang the bell. Tin1
doctor opened the door personally, and
Imctor, you're wanted immediately
out near the Country club. Can you
come right away?"
"Certainly, sir. Just step inside a
moment while I phone far my auto.
We'll be there in a jiffy."
It was a good live miles to the Coun
try club. Just beyond Uod a cluster
of suburban homes.
'The yellow house on the left there,"
said Hitchcock as he got out of the
machine. "Iy the way, I forgot to ask
you the tunouiit of your fee."
"Four dollars." said the doctor.
The comedian peeled off four one-
dollar bills and passed them to the
That will be all, thank you. doctor.
None of these pirate haekmeu would'
take me out lu-re for less than S15.
Market For Prairie Dogs.
A report from South Iiakota says
that 2.(1(10 prairie dogs at each have
been contracted for by F.nglish lords
who have exterminated the rabbits
and hares on their shouting preserves
in Ktigland and are languishing for
port. Mrs. Nellie Madden of V:m-
kou, Wis., has withdrawn her farm
north of Huron, S. ., from tho mar
ket, believing its value has enhanced
immoasnrably by the demand, for
prairie dogs with which it Is overrun,
says the Kansas Citv Journal. It is
believed tliitt the Knglish noblemen
have encountered another Yankee g une
and that the character of the? prairie
dogs bag been misrepresented to them.
The aiilum's are th( sh'.e of an over
grown rat. live in communities, their
holes connected with outlets every rod
or two. They are sprv enough to
arouse the sporting blood of the Brit
ish, but when wounded drop into their
holes or if dead their fellows quickly
drag them in.
Mermaids' Crowns For Girls.
Orncioiis! The latest development in
woman s eccentricity In dress is a
broad brimmed h:it trimmed with sea
weed, says a correspondent of the New
York Prtss. Not real seaweed, of
course, for that would have to be ilrv
to be put n a hilt, and dried seaweed
is the reverse of pretty. This decora
tive seaweed is artificial. Women in
i'.ris who are adverse to using the
plumage of birds on their bonnets and
are tired of hats piled with flowers
and floppy bows have hit upon the
product of Neptune's Karden as a solu
tion of the iliilioulty. When arranged
skillfully in combination with artificial
flowers the weed produces a charming
Paper Making Exposition.
An exposition for everything relating
to paper making, printing, bookbindin
and engraving, to be called the Exposi
tion Internationale du I.ivre, will be
held in Paris from the end of July to
Oct. 20. I!il7. A special feature wiil
be the production of artistic advertis
ing and postcards.
Use of Cement Growing.
Cement is the coining building ma
terial. Railroads are removing steel
iron and stone piers ami rebuilding
them with cement, and in manv sky
scrapers it is largely taking the plac
ot steel girders. While remarkable
progress is being made in building, a'
Miiicemeni is also tiemg made in men
icine. The old antiquated methods of
trying to cure ailments of the stomach
liver and kidneys have been abandon
ed, and in their places up-to-date folks
have substituted Hostettt r's. Stomach
Bitters, and it has made an unequalled
record of such cures. It is compound
ed strictly in accordance with the pur'.
drug requirements, and never fails li
cases of heartburn, flatulency, hloatino
costivoness, poor appetite, dyspepsia
indigestion, biliousness, temale ills or
malarial fever. One bottle will con
vince you of its merit, (let. it todi
from any druggist.
If yon would enjoy tomorrow, take
Chamberlains' Stomach and Liver Tab
lets tonight. They produce an ngre
able, laxative effect, clear the head an
cleanse the stomach. Price, 25 cents
Samples free at all druggists.
A Prompt, pleasant, good remedv
for coughs and colds is Kennedy's Lav
alive Cough Syrup. It contains n
opiates and does not constipate. Ch
A DESPERATE REMEDY.
One morning a coach containing a
ladv was driven iuto the town of Bar-
ford, lOngland, and stopped at the prin
cipal inn of the place. The landlord
came out and opened the coach door
obsequiously, ami the lady alighted
and went into the house, the landlord
"What can' I do for your ladyship V"
he asked, bowing and giving his Lauds I
a waterless washing.
"Find me a husband."
The landlord laughed.
"I am iu earnest. Find me n hus
band:" "There are no gentlemen here worthy
of so tine a lady."
"A husband, I say, and he quick
The lady stamped her foot, and the
landlord went out. in half an hour he
returned with the information that
there was but one man in the town -John
Harris who could be had for the
purpose at stu b short notice, and he
was a miserable creature who did odd
jobs for a living. The lady at once
gave orders that the man slmuM be
brought to her with some one :uit'.i r
ied to perform the marriage ceremony-.
Harris and a justice of the
peace were produced. The groom.
dirty and half drunk, stood up beside
the lady, and they were married. The
bride gave her husband a couple of
hundred sovereigns, then, having set
tled with the magistrate and the land
lord, received her marriage certificate
and, returning to her carriage, was
About an hour after her departure a
gentleman, mounted, came galloping
into the town, inquired if a lady in a
coach had been seen passing through
the place, and when he learned tint
she had married there he swore for ten
minutes without cessation. Then he
turned his horse's head and rode back
in the direction from which he came.
To go back thirty years, Squire
Coaring. a rich country gentleman of
forty, fell in love with and married
Aliila Darby, a beautiful girl half his
own iige. A daughter, Oweiidolin, was
born to the couple, and the mother
died soon after. When liwendoliu was
sixteen the squire died, leaving her
immense possessions and a guardian.
Roger Millbank, a middle aged man in
whose business judgment the squire
had every confidence.
ClwoiidoUn, being very attractive and
possessing great wealth, was sought in
marriage by every young man in the
county, but her guardian had other
plans for her. He wished to marry
her himself. 1 wendolhi had no desire
to marry any of her suitors till Hugh
Beardslcy. a young artist, came along,
with whein she fell desperately in
l)ve. But Millbank was watching her.
Before any betrothal had come about
betweiui Beardslev and ( '. wendolin, at
time when the artist w:.s endeavor
ing to so far conquer his pride as to ask
the heiress to be his wife. Millbank
handed him a forged letter from i wen
dolin stating that she agreed with her
guardian that it was ln-st she should
never see him agiin. Beardslev went
ilway without seeing (Jwendoliu, who
knew nothing of his reasons.
Meanwhile Millbank. finding it im
possible to marry his ward by persua
sion, resolved to do so by persistent
effort. One evening he went to ln-r
home, taking with him a number of
hired persons and. turning off tlwen
dolin's household, shut her up in a suit
of apartments on an upper Hour, put
ting her and the house under the con
trol of tin old woman, to whom !i
promised a large stipend if she should
guard the girl so carefully as to pre
vent her escape. After that he visited
Owendolin frequently, told her that hi?
was induced to act as he did because
he was madly in love with her and
implored her to yield and marry him.
A year passed, when one day a little
painting came from her former lover,
accompanied by a letter asking her to
tccept the picture as a memento of the
few happy days they had spent togeth
er and mentioning the letter he had
been given from her bv her guardian, i
He added that he was married and
loved his wife devotedly.
Owendolin had never loved any one
but Beardslcy and after his disappear
ance hud little preference its to whom
she should marry. Millbank was begin
ning to convince her that what he did
was from a sort of insanity of love.
find she was beginning to think of
yielding when she learned that he had
been the cause of her lover leaving
her. From that moment she resolved
t make her esc:iM and put it out of
the power of her persecutor to attain
his ends. But even if she could effect
the first of these resolves how could
she effect the latter? A realization of
the villainy there was in the man caus
ed her to fear him. She brooded over
how she might avoid being his wife till
the feeling grew upon her that he
would In the end conquer.
When Millbank came again she pre
tended to he convinced that his man
ner of wooing had attracted instead of
repelled her and gave him hope, but at
once demanded her freedom from im
prisonment. This was granted, but
Owendolin felt that should she leave
her grounds Millbank would be nt
once notified. One morning she called
for her carriage on pretense of making
R visit The coach was brought to the
door, and, entering it, she instructed
the coachman to drive to the town not
far away. Filled only with the idea of
putting it out of her persecutor's pow
er to marry her. she came to the sud
den resolution the execution of which
has been briefly descrllied.
She is now eighty years old. She has
never seen nor heard of her husband
nor married a second time.
MAltY C. PRITCnAItD.
Is the Time
to Buy Your
wear. 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-
WE CARRY UNION MADE Js?
TRY US FOR GOOD SHOES. &
1605 Second Ave. q
Opposite Illinois Theater.
From Rock Island, 111.
PACIFIC COAST TOURS
$57.40 round trip to San Francises
ami I .os Angeles, .lime S to 1T.
$12. fid extra one way via Seattle,
Portland and Shasta Route.
BIG HORN BASIN EXCURSIONS
Wo will run personally coiuluctel
homeseekers' excursions June 4 and
IS. under guidance ot ). Clem Hea
ver, Oeiieial Agent I.and-eekers' In
formation Itureau, to assist settlers to
secure an early hold at cheapest
rates of magnilicant irrigated lands
in the Rig Horn Rasin, Wyo.. and
Yellowstone Valley, Mont. Ask for
folder telling all about these lands.
Round trip $23.00.
June 4 to 18.
$23.00 to Denver, Colorado Springs
Fueblo, Col.: Hillings, Mont.; Cody
Worland and RaMii. Wyo.; Head wood
and Hot Springs, S. I)., and return
One fare plus $J for the round trip.
to hundreds of other points in th
$27.25 round trip on sale every day
good for 1.1 days. Higher rates for
longer limits and for tickets routed
in one direction via Now York City.
SUMMER TOURIST RATES
The usual very low rale round tri
Slimmer Tourist, tickets to Colorad
and Utah. Yellowstone Park, ttkick
Hills and the Pacific Coast will be on
sale daily, commencing June 1.
Let mc lidp ymi pl;m your trip
ami give ym illustrated folders.
A. RIDDELL, Agent, C, B. & Q. Ry,
Oil! iilniilP UNO, Nm (SI 70.
g JOHNSON & LEVIN
g FIGURE ON YOUR CEMENT
Q SIDEWALK OR CONCRETE
FOUNDATION WORK. THEIR
Q WORK IS GUARANTEED
O FIRST CLASS,
g CHIMNEYS BUILT AT
SPECIAL PRICES FOR THE
NEXT TWENTY DAYS.
Call or address No. 413 Fourth
street, or 'phone 909 X.
The Most Beautiful and Roman
tic Natural Park in the Country
WITH THE ONLY BATHING
BEACH IN THE TRI CITIES.
A BIG, WILD AND BEAUTIFUL
PARK THE HIT WITH LAST SEA
SONS PLEASURE SEEKERS.
MEALS AND LUNCHES SERVED
AT THE FAMOUS "HOUSE IN THE
THE FISHING IS CREAT.
YOU CAN GO ROWING ON THE
GRAND OLD MISSISSIPPI.
'TIS AN IDEAL PICNIC PARK.
SO COME LET'S AWAY ON A
TROLLEY TO GOOD OLD CAMP
"YOU'LL LIKE IT OUT THERE
MOST EVERYBODY DOES."
A Hardwood Floor of any Color
You may Choose for $2.50
m l(pi H p
VI pi wkim. I
May 31, June 1, 3, 4, 5.
Money! Money! Money!
M'-ncy fnr ynor needs.
Money i pay your bills.
Money to pay your taxes.
.Money to pay other loan comanies.
Money to pay your irrocer, butcher, landlord.
Money to pay the balance on your furniture or piano.
Money loaned on furniture, pianos,
(;ive you full amount of loan
loan at the lowest rates and on the easiest terms,
make no nhjee tiouahle inipiiries In your le ihborhood.
arrange pa vment s in siz- anil lime to suit your circumstances,
transact all business In a fair, square and confident ial manner,
will loan you any amount today tomorrow next week any
time, at the
lowest rates, on the easiest terms, and save you money. See
MUTUAL LOAN CO
Peoples National Bank Bldg.
Room 411, Rock Island III.
Open Wednesday and
A DANCE HALL AND
1-1, x us i hit h areint-.Hj
m k x 'iiditi' n t 1- im
proved with varnish alolie
i an bo made I. imitate a
gciminc hardwood ti.nir
with this new ;ialci:tcd
This priM i-ss d.cs not
rcipiirc tin.- services nt :i
jirnicssiniial wmiil tm
lslicr. Tin- i r a i n i n j T1
takes the place ,.l skill
ai.d can be successfully
u :; c il by the iucjic;i
it.iid man ir woman,
thus makin:; it possible
for any nc at a very
sliidit expense to enjoy
the luxuryi'I a licwharJ
'i h i s draining Com
pound when protected
by one or two oats of
Cl.i - N.iincl produces a
surface that will nut-wear
.my ordinary varnished
llnor, many times over.
in our Window
while They Last
horses, wajrons, lixtures, etc.
Telephone, Old We it 122.
Office hours, 8 i. m. to ( p. m.
Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
dren like it Sold by all druggists.