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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. .TUXE 0, 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1C24
Fecund avenue. Hock Island, 111. En
tered nt the pii.-tolllcc as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
ia in iUelf unique; the buildings ary
scattered; ucaily all but Dowie s lor
mer homo are frame; au air of solem
nity pervades the place. To the
stranger the greeting, "Peace to
Thee," of the 'Au mites, even the fat
)K)lieemen, .seems weird anil sepulchral.
TF.II.MS Ially, 10 cents per week.
Weekly. $1 l r year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, must
have leal name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Keck Island county.
Thursday, June 6, 1907.
HOCK ll..M 1m ii city f rnrnewl
imrpowe and nun-
Vx 11 u l"enlel I
Ifel Y. J9 "tween St.
JT- ' ' ""I" nnl 1'""'.
NjCvjvSr riiiciiKH n ioi oiiui-
lui mid K n
It In hy nature. Keouraphlcally.
mereliilly, and IuiIiimi rinlly. the Kiirn.r
of Hie rl, uorlliMfwt and Nullinrt.
It In favored hy situation on the IU
IhhIiiI nt the month uf Hie lleiniejihl
ennui, t'onni-etiiie river mill Inkr,
II Ii:in the main line of the Ituck li
lunil rnllroad. three lirniielien NrlnKlni;
from the Nteiu fit I hi point t th
went nml far houliw-xl. mIiIIc t
Hue KueM am to the I'aclllc.
II hiiN I lie lilankee'N Knn!i I lly
line, nml (lie Hurlim f imi'm s. I.oiiIn mid
St. I 'mil line, with direct cnmniuulciit
Willi llilminkee nml Itacliie. nud nllh
I'rorin linil SirlnKl!el.l.
II Iiiin three interurltmiN under ny
It lint miles of pated NtreelN.
II Iiiin heiiulifiil park-. liiclii.linu I lie
hlHlorle Itltiek llawk'N Wnlch Towrr,
II Iihh himdsoiue chiireheH. of nil
II Iiiin ii V. M. t . A. hiilldiiiK.
II Iiiin nioilei-ii Nehool linildlnKN.
II Iiiin ii college mid xemlnary.
II Iiiin HoiirlshliiK liietorli'N, anil
IteN for more. '
II Iiiin three llrxl elaxi lioleli anil
II ImN three IhenlerN.
II Iihn n Turner hull.
II Ii:in n model N.VMlem of rapid tninait.
It haw mIx Niihslanllnl hankN.
II him np-lo-iliile liisiui- liloekw, and
three more In conrMe of erection.
II Iion IminriiMe department Morennd
hnndreiN of oilier liriineheN of
II In the loentlon of the Itoek Inland
Brneniil, the Krentem In Hie norld.
II I. Mi Hie head oilier- of I
Woodmen of Anierlen, the larue-t fr
terntil society In the world. IhiiinciI In
rler of n million dollar
of the Prut
Iiiin loin I bolne- of nil the uront
Professor 11. O. Fruiikcn field of til-
weather fi (recast in bureau has ex
pressed a theory regarding the reason
for the backward sprint; the baek-
wardest since Issl'. Here it is: "We
have an idea that an extraordinary
amount of snow lun fallen in Siberia
during ihe last live or six months. Ad
the heat has apparently radiate;! from
lea vina; an intensely cold mass cov-
f ring the earth. Arctic winds blow
ing over that mass of snow ami ice c'.o
not have their temperature raised
any appreciable extent before they let
ihe American continent. The winds
tnat blow across Irom S.l.eiia appar-
mtlv arc without moisture. Ihe result
is a high pres.-ure over the northc-ii
part of the American continent, while
in the south there is a low pressure. At
mosphere. like water, flows to the lov
et point. TIkti is no doubt about, th
course of the cold winds ilia; have
served to make the oldest inhabit. int.
speak of this spring as if it were tie
coldest in human experience, which It
'1 lie t oinpli'l ion in Sinht.
The Completion of Rock Island's
$100,000 new factory fund is in sigh;.
The hulk of the mony ;s raised. It is
at this juncture that everyone can help.
Every little counts in rounding up thj
The committee hopes to finish the
work by next Saturday night. Every
one who subscribes, he his amount
large or small contributes to that end.
If you have not already given droj
into one of the drug stores where sub
scription lists have been placed and
voluntarily sinn ud for what you can
afford. Be it ever so small it will he
and you have five payments in whih
to make it.
No part of the $100,000. it should be
remembered, is available until the en
tire fund is subscribed.
Your single subscription may make
Greater Rock Island a certainty.
Take a chance on it.
PAUL REVERE, i TC0KKJ0v0&
iliinrler of a million dollar
It hiiN n city hull, owned by the city.
It Iiiin n public library hull. line.
II linn n poMlolllee bnlbllnu. In which
are Ihe oIlieeN of Ihe KOvernmenl enjtin
err eorpN In charge of upper M l-Ulppl
II hn U.-.OIHI population.
It hut mi Inilii-trlnl eoniml-Hlnn Hint
llnu the town iiIook leKltlmnlc
anil NuhNliinlliil line-.
And rveryhoily In helplnK.
He a liooster.
Be a booster.
Be a Booster.
Be a Booster.
Hoost every minute.
Now the solution of the down tow;
Uphold Hock Maud,
knock; lift, don't lean.
To boost is a common privilege
ImI It is a ommon duty.
Out' Marvelous Crouth.
I here is a vei v romance m t:ie s' i
ttsties ju.-t issued by the federal go
eminent showing; the rise anil devolo
meat of the American naiion aloug
diiTerttir luies. For the first, century
ol the national history, from the
in.i? of tlie Declaration of Indepeiid
enc(? to l"u. tlie n-cords of achieve
nient in various direcMons is imp.';
feer. hut for ti:e lasi sixty years ih.
statistical nuichliK iv of the uovi rn
llient has been emiilove.1 in recofilin;;
an advancement beyond historic pn
ceiii'iit in tlie material prosperity of
the nation. from an estimate. I pop
ulation of ."i.nuo.oml ;n iSnii. the com:-,
ry has i!;ctea-ed twi r.ty fold in ;.
cei'.tury. tne .-t :n,u!ai en population (..
the I'tiiled Slates, iiicludin.i? its island
iossessior.s, now beincr more thai:
i ii i.t n m.i hiii. The population per
sipiate mile has towu from six and ;i
half persons in 1 ') to twe:ity-eif?i:r
in 1 ;;. In other words, the country
is lakini? 'tire of our times as many
people. accotI;ni; to the an a, as it ;!i 1
century a:;o. and serves them he't, r
in rv wav. The value ot all prou-
rty in 1 sim was $7.mou.uuii.i To-
lay it is about $1 1 l.iiuii.iiiin.iinii. T i"
wealth p r capita litis increased frot.
total bank deposits in 1ST"), tlie car.:-
st records available, were $2.hii.iiuii.-
iinii win e in l!tu'i there were more
tlitin SlJ.iiiiii.iiim.iiia'. an increase t.f
about a billion dollars a year in the
last (!i caite.
In the industrial and commerce,!
lines the increase has been even mo v
marked, lmpoits of merchandise in
lssn amounted to but $!iu.uiiii,uia.', a-
compan d to $ 1 .lUlii.bnu.uiiu in Ian ;.
Kxports prew from $7 1. '!'. in
lssn to $1.71 1. nnd. nun in llmO. Amer
ican manufacturers employid 1.m"i.
iimt people in lS'.o and paid them
$L':!7.b'iu.nni) in vaa;es. They !, -
ployed r. rain. (idu persons in l'.iml an I
paid them mote than $2.(;('..uni.(i!i )
in wuKos. Tile total product ( f Amer
ican lai'tories in isrn was valued id
h ss llian $! .uOU.u(iii.iiiil). while th.-
output in licit; was in excess of $1
Kvcii the citizen to whom statis;i.s
are always classified as "dull readin
must find a source of pride in this.
record of achievement that, ha;; no
been equalled or approached by anv
other nation under the sun. and
which, hy the very nature of physic.!
limitations of the globe, can never b
Hi lost for Hock Island. Contribut
to the $luo,Onu new factory fund.
What would be more appropriate
would be a tariff against the pauper
climate that, comes over the line Iron
James Russell Lowell called M"
"the pious fraud of the almanac
June must be the joyless joke at itn
The romance of the city of Zion
seems to be approaching its end. Tli
lease under which (leneral Oversee
Wilbur Glenn Voliva, who denounce
Dowie, had access to the tabernacL1
school ajid administration building
teminated June 1 by notice, from He
celver (lately, and another chaptr
soon will be added to the rise and fad
of a cltv which was builded on th-
Bands ol Lake Michigan. The "city'
Grandson of the
Officers .of the Historical society at
York. l'a.. recently discovered that
I'aul Hevere, prandsou of the man
whose midnight ride is known to fame,'
also figured as the hero in a notable
ride lu an engine cab between York
and Washington in the war of the re
bellion, says a York special dispatch
to the New Turk Tribune. I
Colonel Fletcher Webster, son of the
i?rc:it American orator and statesman
participated in this ride on a troop
train, together with the Twelfth Mas
sachusetts regiment, which be organ
ized. This regiment was largely re
cruited in Hoston and the town of
Worcester. Many of those composiu;?
it were hardy youths, descendants of
those who participated in the lievolu
Hon and in the war of 1M:.'.
After Colonel Webster and his 1.200
men were prepared to move toward
Washington, following the call of Lin
coln for 7."i.ioi troops, it was necessary
to traiisjKirt them from Jersey City
through Kaston. Allentown and Har-
rlsburg. It was t) o'clock in the morn
ing when this twelve car train with
its 1.2i:i men steamed out of Harris
burir and made its way down the Sus
quehanna to York.
After a halt of ten minutes in York
the train pulled out for Haltimore
l'.efore it started the actions of the en
gltieer were noted as peculiar. He
was watched, and the suspicions of
Colonel Webster Were aroused. 1 is
satisfaction spread throughout the
train. The soldiers and the ollieers
feared he would embrace the lirst op
portunity to ditch it or cause some ac
cident to revenge himself upon thosi
who espoused a cause with which he
was not in sympathy.
Colonel Webster finally halted the
train at Clenroek and directed the en
gineer to take it into a siding. !!
had learned something to increase his
fears for the safety of his troops with
that engineer at the throttle. Colonel
Webster, wi'h his subordinate otlicers.
entered the Cold Springs 'hotel near by
and belli a consultation.
-Io von know if there Is an engineer
in our regiment V" asked the colonel
the captain of Company A.
"There is a young man who lias fre
quently run the train between I'ostoii
and Worcester." was the reply. "He is
a member of niv company. I will call
"What is his name?" asked the colo
'Sergeant I'aul Hevere, grandson of
A few minutes later a handsome
young man of twenty-live stood before
the colonel of the Twelfth Massacbu
"Can you run this train in safety to
IJaltiiuore?" asked the colonel.
"I can, sir," responded Sergeant He
A few minutes later young Hevere
opened the throttle, and the long train
labored up the grade after passing the
curve at that place. It required ail
the steam that he could generate in
his locomotive to pull the heavy train-
load of soldiers up the steep hill
New freedom, the highest point along
the Northern Central railroad between
York ami l'.altiniore. This was about
April 2d. lSill. Within an hour and
thirty minutes the train and troops
were landed in Haltimore. The forty
mile stretch then to Washington was
You have done well, Hevere," said
1'rosident I.incnl then reviewed the
regiment, and Colonel Webster pre
sented young Hevere. Ihe president
grasping his band in a hearty shake.
REE TRHP TO MEXICO
Alter Kuioki Left Koek lrdaiul.
The shades of night were falling fast.
As a Pullman train went whizzing
And we caught a glimpse of an oliv-
And we knew b'gee! we had seen
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured.
I Wagner, wholesale druggist, Rich
mond, Va., says: "I had a fearful at
tack of sciatic rheumatism: was laid
up almost two months; was fortunat
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured me after doctors
prescriptions had failed to have any
effect. I have also heard of fine results
from others who have used it." Sold by
Otto 0 rot Jan, laOl Second avenue
Rock Island; Gust Sehlegel & Son, 220
west second street, uavenpori.
The most delightful vacation that could possibly be planned.
Go and see for yourselves and be convinced of the wonder
ful resources of tropical Mexico.
We have faith in our proposition and in order to prove to
you that we have a gilt edge investment, absolutely devoid of
all speculative features and giving assurance of immediate and
large returns on money invested, we make you the following
The company owns lJ.ooo acres of land.
This land is overgrown with a dense and valuable hard
wood forest, which will be marketed at once.
This land is admirably adapted to the cultivation of rub
ber. The value of a seven-year-old rubber tree is estimated in
the June, i:to7. issue of the "India Hnbber World" at $::u.
It is customary to plant from I'm to "no tnes per acre.
Fach share of stock in our company leprtseiits one acre of
developed plantation. You can easily calculate the possi
ble value of tair stock.
We agree to fu visli transportation and pay all necessary
expenses tro.n starting point to our propeily and return
for any person representing not less than Tel shares of
stock in our company the same to be purchased or con
tracted for on terms furnished on application. One oin of
.",u persons buying 1 share each,
or IT, persons buying 2 shares each,
or lu persons buing f shares each,
or ." persons buying lu shares each,
or II persons buying 27, shares each,
or any one p rson buying fu shares
will be accorded th i privilege of making this most delight,
fill journey at the company's expense, and will be furnish
ed everv oiipoi tunii v to make a i borough investigation of
our properly and of t he various features of our proposit ion.
IF YOU HAVE MONEY TO INVEST, AND KNOW OF SOME FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS WHO ALSO HAVE MONEY TO INVEST,
YOU CAN. POSITIVELY DO NO BETTER FOR YOURSELF AND THEM THAN TO GET UP A CLUB, SUBSCRIBE FOR 50 SHARES OF
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YOU NEED NOT TAKE THE STOCK, AND YOU WILL UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES BE THE GAINER, FOR YOU WILL HAVE SEEN
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ANYBODY WHO IS ABLE TO LAY ASIDE AS MUCH AS 10 CENTS PER DAY, OR $2.50 PER MONTH, CAN P URCHASE ONE
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FOR FULL TERMS AND PARTICULARS ADDRESS AT ONCE
Rock Island Tropical
Bengston Block Rock Island, 111.
A CONVENIENT WOOD BOX.
HEART STAKED ON RACE.
St. Louis Girl Promises to Wed Suitor
if His Horse Wins.
Frank Crimes of l'.clleville. 111., after
vainly pleading for the hand of Miss
Helen Pairs of St. Louis, now lias the
chance to win her by means of a horse
race, says a St. Louis special dispatch
t the New York Times.
The other Sunday, while out driving.
Crimes" horse. Hobble !., defeated in
an informal race a horse owned by one
of Mis-; Fairs' relatives. Miss Pairs d
clured that he could not win another
race, and Crimes w hispered to her that
if sue would put lierseU up as a wager
he would race the horse against three
other fast ones in Holleville on the
Fourth of .Inly for a purse, and herself
as a side net, she to become his bride
if he won. Miss Fur; accepted.
"It's Hobby C.s last race," said
Crimes recently. "If be wins ine the
$1.imi(i purse and a bride, he goes out to
the nicest grass around St. Iouis for
the rest of his days. If he loses.
To Paint the Town G
Wisconsin is going to have a real
Kreon town, and Hrokaw Is the place.
says a F.rokaw correspondent of the
Imluth Herald. A paper company,
which owns practically the whole
town, has awarded a contract to "Wil
liam Faatsch of P.rokaw to give every
house, barn and other building in Hro
kaw a coat of green paint. The new
church will be the one building in town
which will stand out In cream color
of brick. Mr. I.aatsch expects to finish
his job before July 1. There are fifty
two dwelling houses in Hrokaw.
Frosty Summer Predicted.
Old inhabitants of Columbus, Ca..
who claim that the weather signs this
year are similar in many respects to
those of 1S1U. "the year without a sum
mer," when there was ice in .7uly and
August, are much interested in the dis
covery of fully matured eockleliiir..
says a Columbus special to tlie New
ork World. They say that this bur
never matures until just before frost
and that "the rooJ old summer time"
will this year be a frosty period.
"Cram'uuu. l-.-ll us a story."
"What kind f a story V"
"Oh, tell us about something that
happened when you were a girl on the
"Weil. I'll tell you ab.itit the moment
of trfeatest suspense of my wind " life."
The old lady laid asci.- her work.
took a girl on one knee, a N-y on the
other, and Ihe ret clung l the big
"Long before any of you were liovn."
she began, "the U'-ives were slaves.
When the great war that freed then:
came on, they all left us except Fnc'.e
Hen. Many of them left u- before they
were proclaimed free, but 1'ncle Hell
didn't. Hestajed with us all through
those terrible times and was very use
fill in helping us ; keep what lie
northern soldiers wanted to take from
"There was a y,a.;:r fell -w- he win
between boy and man-li Ing on a
plantation near our; whom I liked
very much. He was seventeen, and so
was I. Ills came was Ceorge. One
day Ceorge lame t ihe house very I
much excited ami told us that the Fed
eral army win coming and the soldiers
were taking everythiu': they could get
their l::;:ii'.s on. W'e must hide what
they cof.'d eat or carry away.
"W'e ai!e.l Hdi into the hause we
were hi the kitchen at the time ami
asked h::n if he knew of any place
where we could put thliurs to keep the
Yankee soldiers from' finding them.
W'e suggested the well, but he said so
much had been hidden in wells that a
well was the first, place a soldier would
look for plunder. We talked of hollow
trees, bushes and such like, but Hen
wouldn't listen to using any of them.
He said the best plac e In which to hide
tilings from a soldier was right under
"Suddenly he sprang for a big wood
box we kept in the kitchen beside the
stove. He threw out the wood, then
got bis tools be was a good carpenter,
Hen was and made a new bottom to
the box about a third of the way from
the top. Heueath was a vacant space
big enough to hold two or three trunk
fuls. Hen made an opening in this low
er part by nailing a couple of the
boards so loosely that we could pull out
the nails with our fingers. As soon as
he had finished bis work we put all
our valuables in the lower part and
lllled the upper part with wood, so that
j no one would suspect there was auy-
1 wing out woou ui uie ijox.
"We li.iit scaii'eiy Untried wneii we
beard a distant clatter of horses" hoofs.
At the s;'i!:e time Course r.m in white
as a sheet and said he had In -en with
a party ol eitioiis who bad lirel on
the Federal troops. They were chasing
him and if they caught him would
likely hang him. for soldiers don't treat
citizens the same as soldiers: citizens
tire expected to take no part iti war.
"Ceorgo's danger drove the rid out
of my cheek", .'in an instant. 1 bad a
lot of it then, though I haven't any
now. Like a flash. I took the host
boards out of the Wood box. Ceorge
got into the lower part, though then;
was little room left, and 1 put back
the boards and the nails just In time
to prevent a lot of mounted soldiers
who rod" up to the kitchen de u- from
seeing me do it. One of Ibem came
In and asked where that bushwhacker
was -the soldiers called lighting citi
zens bushwhackers - who had been fir
ing on his men. I told him to look for
himself, and he searched the house
from garret to cellar.
"He didn't find Ceorge. and finally.
In order to divert bis attention. I told
him .I'd get him up something to eat.
That tempted h'un. and I got some ba
con out of the cupboard and fried it,
with a couple of potatoes. I also made
some coffee that is. chickory; we bad
no coffee, because the blockade of the
coast prevented our getting any in
from abroad where it grows. I offered
hint a chair, but he preferred to sit on
the wood box. That seared tn so that
it was all I could do to attend t my
cooking. Then he began to ilriim with
his heels on the side of the box. which
gave out a hollow sound. I ran to the
box for some wood. He got down
while I lifted the lid and took out a
stick. Then he got up and went to
drumming again. I rushed for another
stick and kept taking so much wood
that he finally took the chair I had of
"All Ibis. time. I was In njrnnv. I
didn't care if ihev found the valuables.
Ceorge being so inm-h more important.
Kvery leinnt.' I feared be would be
nbl'g.vt 1 e.uigh. or move and b"ir:iy
his location, but no sound came from
the wooil box. I'd made such a hot lire
putting on so much wood that before
I knew it. preoccupied us I was. the
bacon was burned to a crisp, and the
potatoes, too. for that matter. The man
said if I hadn't been such "a good look
ing girl" he'd have set ine down for a
fool. There were no more bacon and
potatoes except in the wood box. so I
poured coffee for him and the men out
side. Then they rode away.
"When Ceorge came out he could
scarcely stand for the strain be had
been under, and as for me - I fell down
on the floor in a heap. Ceorge didn't
do any more tiring on the troops as a
citizen. He joined the southern army
and at the close of the war came out
an o!i' cer. 'I hat's his sword banning
there over the mantel."
"C rand pa?" exclaimed every child at
"Cr.uidpa."" repli.-d the old lady, and
in her eye one might see a picture of a
far past. CKHTHFIiF. COWAN".
A Safe and Sure
I Kemp: Balsam I
$ Docs not contain Opinm,
Mnrtil.inii iir t.i-1 ... no.nni;.
or "habit-forming" drug.
There is no Narcotic in Kemp's Balsam.
Nothing of n poironous or harmful
9 character enters into its composition
luis clean and pure cough euro
enres coughs that cannot be cured
by nuy other mediHne.
It bus saved thousands from con
sumption. It has saved thousands of lives.
A 25c. bottle contains 40 doses.
At all druL'-'ista'. 25c. GOV- and 1.
X Don't Mccept anyltiing rise.
Every Man His Own Doctor.
The average man cannot afford t-i
employ a physician for every slight ail
mt nt or injury that may occur in hi;?
famih uor can he afford to neglect
them, as so slight an injury as the
scratch of a pin lias been known to
cause the loss of a limb. Hence every
man must from necessity be his own
doctor for this class of ailments. Suc
cess often depends upon prompt treat
ment, which can only be had when
suitable medicines; are Kept at hand.
Chamberlain's remedies have been in
the market for many years and enjoy a
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for bowel com
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for
coughs, colds, croup and whooping
Chamberlain's Pain Halm (an anti
septic liniment) for cuts, bruises, burns.,
sprains, swellings, lame back and rheu
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets for constipation, biliousness
and stomach troubles.
Chamberlain's Salve for diseases of
One bottle of each of these five pren
arations costs but $1.25. For sale by
All stomach troubles are quickly re
lieved hy taking a little Kodol aftt
each meal. Kodol goes directly to the
seat of trouble, strengthening the H
gestive organs, digests what you ea;.
Sold by all druggists.
Carse & Ohlweiler company'
are the finest tlavor and the best
quality. They are enjoyed by
(linger Ale, Orange Cider. Iron
brew, Lemon Sour, Hired Ileer,
Coca Cola. I.enion Sarsaparilla,
Strawberry and Cream Soda;
also Hlack Hawk Water.
Should be used in every fam
ily. Carse & Ohlweiler
Cor. Eleventh St. and Fifth Ave.
Old phone west 11, new phone
When you feel the need of a pill tah?
a DeWitt Little Early Riser. Sold by
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small, at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We al
so handle the best grades of
hard and soft coal. A portion
of your patronage Is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
anteed. New Phone 51C4; old
OFFICE.215 TWENTIETH ST.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.