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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Bccond avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as sccond-clast
-A - . a i i fit.ll
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secretary Taft or anyone else that la
vors tariff reform.
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Hock Island county.
Is there the least doubt in any one's
mind about the certainty of a Greater
With Cullom, Yales, Deneen, and
Sherman all living in Springfield, it is
no wonder that they carry razors and
talk politics at the capital.
The Fairbanks press bureau tells of
the vice president's cracking a joke the
other day. He must have done it with
an ice pick.
Tuesday, June 18, 1907.
The city council got into the Booster
enthusiasm last evening by adopting
(he resolution of the Hock Island Busi
ness Men's association for a system of
permanent illumination of the streets
It was the right thing to do.
ROCK 1M.AM la a i-lty of rnrnrat
purpone and holi
It In located In
tbe valley of th
(way between St.
LouIm and St. Iaul.
I'lilciiKO and Oma
ha and K a n a a n
It In by nature, KeoKraultleally, eom-mrri-lnlly,
and luduittrlally, the tcatevrny
of tbe went, nurt Invent and Miulhncat,
It la favored by aituatlou on the Mla
alaalppl at the mouth of the Hennepin
rannl, connect lit rUer and lake.
It hna the main line of the llork In
land rnllrond, three branchen aprlngjlna;
from the Hteni at thla point to the north
nt and far Houlliwrxt, while the main
line icoea on to tbe PaelOe.
It baa the l ilvrnukrr'a Kanaaa Cllj
line, and the HurllnKlou'a St. I.oula and
St. Paul line, wllh direct voinuiunicatlou
with Milwaukee and Itaclne, and with
Peoria and Springfield.
It haa three Interiirhana under may.
It haa ml lea of pnve.1 at recta.
It haa beautiful parka, Including; the
hlatorle Illink llnnk'n Watch Tower.
It haa handaome churchea, of all de
aomlnallona. It baa a Y. M. t . A. hullillng.
It hna modern achool hutldlnita.
It hna n collrKe anil a aemlnary.
It haa flourUhlnic fartorlea, and free
altea for more.
It hna three flrat claaa hotela and nu
meroua amallcr onca.
It hna three thcatera.
It haa a Turner hall.
It haa a model Hyxteni of rapid traaalt.
It haa alx aiibxtantlnl hanka.
It baa up-to-diite bnaineaa blocks, anil
three more In courae of erection.
It hna Ininicnae department atoreaand
hundrrda of other branchea of niercan
It la the location of the Hock Inland
araenal, the icreateat In the world.
It haa the bead offlcea of the Modern
Woodmen of America, the Inrgeat fra
ternal aoclety In the world, houacd In n
quarter of a million dollar fireproof
It hna the brad office of the Fraternal
It hna local lodaea of all the great
It haa a quarter of a million dollar
It hna a city hall, ownrd by the city,
It hna a public library hulldinK.
It hna a pontolllre hulldlnit. In which
are the olnccn of the government engin
eer eorpn In charge of upper Mlaalaaippl
It haa 2T.,(MM population.
It ban an Induatrlnl cnmtulaalon that
la hoonllng the town along legltliuate
and auhatnntlnl llnra.
And everybody la helping.
Brother Baer lias backed down in
his fight on 2 -cent passenger rates on
tile Heading railroad and has restored
i tit commuters tickets representing a
rate of about one cent a mile. Light is
breaking on the darkest corners.
Secretary Taft has stirred up a hor
net's nest in Kansas on the question
of free sugar from the Philippines,
which the beet growers there declare
would injure that industry in western
Kansas. Why, then, did Kansas vote
for free sugar from Hawaii?
that very time skulking behind the con
ditions that were prevailing and seek
ing, so the allegation reads, to rejm
It has been said that the mills of th-;
gods grind slowly, but they grind ex
ceeding fine. The mills have not
worked overtime in tUe case of Looney
and his associates. Looney, the chief
instigator, has had the full limit of o;
port unity, either to continue Ins syste
matic attack upon the characters of
men, or to change his tactics and seek
to undo the harm that he has deliber
ately and with malice in his act souglit
to do to the good name of . those whom
he hates. He has chosen the path of
vindictiveness and malice. He has pi
ferred to gratify his thirst for revenge
and lie has had a ready and willing
abettor in his hired traducer, Dilworth
But the time has come for the reck
oning. It was as inevitable as tip.
course of the sun. Looney and his as
sociates have no one to blame but
themselves. They have had their own
way. They have chosen, their own way.
Repeated in their attempt to bring
others with whom they were offended
before the bar of justice through grand
jury action, they have at last he. mi
overtaken by the same machinery that
they sought to evoke in their own be
It is a long lane that has no turn.
A man who promised $r.(MH) to a west
ern college refuses to give it because
i ne lacuuy sneers at uie story mat a
whale swallowed Jonah. The New
York Herald is of the opinion that for
$.".imh) some of us would be willing to
believe that Jonah swallowed the
Who shall the southerner lie?" asks
the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, in an
article supporting the proposition for a
candidate for the democratic nomina
tion for president. It then answers tin
question by proposing Central Luke K.
Wright, who, it declares, is the only
democrat who has by sheer ability am!
force of character compelled recogni
tion lrom a stalwart republican admin
Good Appearance U
tor over a year the price of wheat
has been below the cost of production
although it was protec:ed by a tariff
tax of 25 cents a bushel. Now the price
has advanced o0 per cent in conse
quence of the fear of a short cro;. Do
he republicans claim the advance is
lue to an all pervading republican
prosperity produced by tariff protec
tion? If so. how do tliev explain the
low price of wheat that has prevailed
before the fear of unkindly nature
caused the speculators to boost the
It Is not too late to get on the roll of
It la not ton Intr to get on the roll of
KiH-k Island' Celeli-al inn.
In expression and impression that
might have been heard and seen from
Galena to Cairo, Rock Island celebrated
its 100,()0ii achievement last evening.
As was expected, the demonstration
was vociferous, lurid, and glorious. It
was a hot time for fair.
It was the real thing in the celebra
And everybody celebrated.
It was booster night, and everybody
There was red and green tire
a tremendous bonfire, a pyrotech
nic display such as has been seldom
equaled in these parts, and there wa
the music of whistles the music of
bells, the music of cannon, the music
of explosives, and the music of human
rapture and exultation.
Hardly second in the minds of many
to the victories of war are the con
quests of peace. Last night's demon
stration was in ceienration or an
achievement actuated by patriotic mo
tive: It was the accomplishment of pii
end. It took work to do it. It required
But no fighting. .
it was an educational campaign
crowned by the laurels nf victory.
It was a glorious undertaking, and a
glorious celebration of a glorious result.
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y4 NUN BROV I'"
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with wearing stylish and well fitting
clothes, and at prices that you can well
afford to pay, try the
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Prices run at
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$20.00 up to $30.00
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And other high grade makes of soft and stiff hats in all the latest shades
and shapes for spring and summer 1907 arc now being displayed
What is believed to be the longest
solid concrete bridge in the world spaiio
the Hudson river at Sandy Hill, X. V.
Construction of it was started in the
summer of Vm, and the work will soon
tie computed. The bridge is built of
concrete blocks joined together with
cement. It is l.ooo feet long and con
tains 4i,noo blocks of concrete. The
ailing is made of that material, and
in it are pieces. There is an ac
commodation for a trollev line as well
as a roadway for vehicles. (Jovernor
Hughes will attend the cerenionv of
the formal opening of the bridge about
the middle of next month. It is Sandy
Hill's purpose to make the celebratio-i
one of the memorable things in its history.
It is not too late to get on the roll
It is not too late to get on the roll of
It is not too late to get on the
roll of honor.
It is not too late to get on
the roll of honor.
Keep right on boosting.
Nobody leaned. Everybody boosted.
Have you bought a
Maybe things are not coming Rock
Are you pretty well
Rock Island now?
It was the greatest demonstration the
three cities have known.
It was not necessary to tell anybody
to boost. All had the spirit.
It was a great night for the booster
a dismal one for the knocker.
Bv the way. how about the solution
of the west end track problem?
The endorsement of United States
Senator Knox by the republican state
convention, of Pennsylvania means that
It' a Ijoii Lane, ;ie.
There is always a turning point, ai
ways a tune ot reckoning. Some men
run to the limit, if left unchecked an 1
plunge into the noose that strangles
The people of this community havt
been long stiff . ring. They have bejr
forbearing beyond the required lnnit i
tions of virtue.
I he Argus is s peaking not for itse.f
This is not a newspaper controversy
In the finding by the grand jury of ai:
unprecedented series of indictments
against John Looney and his foul
mouth piece Dilworth, is devoleped
case of the people against two alleged
miscreants, a, case of the souls and
honors, the virtues and the character
of men against a pair of common bla?k
guards and public maligners.
It has been a long time that th
people have put up with the abuse
that have been resorted to in this com
munity, abuse of the privileges of
free press, abuse of the laws of civi
decency commanded by God and piv
scribed by man. abuse of every font
and code of law and usage governin
the relation of man to man. It his
been a long time that the people hav
submitted without acting, to outrage
such as no civilized community ha
But at last the people have come t
the doors of the temple of justice d'
manding that the law stretch out its
far reaching arm and give them pro
tection. Armed with abundant evi
dence of their own grievances, tho
come with the further allegation an 1
indictment that one of those whom they
charge with traducing their good
names has been guilty of a series of vio
lations of the criminal laws, that on-?
who hasniercilessly.fiendishlyand with
out truth or excuse laid to others ever)
crime in .the calendar, has sought 10
prejudice public opinion by misrepresen
tation of causes for closing the town
The Man of Myslcrv.
Once more the story appears that
John Orth, formerly the archduke John
Salvator of Austria, is alive and pros
pering. This time lie is declared to be
isiting in London and to have made
practical confession of his identity.
It has been 17 years since John Orth '
lisappeared from the knowledge of his
kind. He has been personified by
frauds who have eventually been ex
posed. It was in the spring of ls:!)
that John Orth sailed from London
with his newly purchased steamship,
the Santa Margaretha. The last posi
tive news of him was in July of the
same year, and was to the effect that
he had left La Data, in South America.
for Valparaiso. In November, ls'.to, a
ship came home to Hamburg, Germany.
with the story of three wrecks seen off
Cape Horn, one of which was believed
to be the Santa Margaretha. and de
spite recurrent tales of a John Orth still
living, it is generally supposed that the
royal Austrian perished with his vessel.
Romance has its fill with the career
of this former archduke. John Salva
tor was a poet, a composer of music.
a dreamer. He tried to be a spiritual
ist, but only succeeded in exposing a
fraudulent medium in Vienna. He could
not be a soldier because he hud pub
lished denunciations of turning men
into machines by drilling. Out of the
luxuries of his life at court he emerg
ed with a passion for a little danscuse.
Ludniilla Stuliel, to whom he was mar
icd in London and who shared hi.i
voyage on the Santa Margaretha. lie
fore leaving Austria John Salvator for
mally resigned his titles and honors.
It is estimated that there have been
over titty claimants to the identitv of
the lost dauphin of France, including
Eleazcr Williams, the Indian mission
ary, and Nauiidorff, the Prussian. Eng.
land had under Henry VII. a false War
wick, claiming to be one of the little
princes of the tower. A man appeared
once in Paris declaring himself to be
the French Imperial whom the Zulii'
killed. It has often been told that Mat
shal Ney, instead of being shot in the
gardens of the Luxembourg, fell before
blank cartridges and was assisted in es
taping to America. If John Orth is
living and can prove himself, he will
furnish a new turn of one sort of tab
with which gosip delights to embroider
TWO INNOCENTS ABROAD.
The "come and go" feelings that
you experience after taking Hollister'.
Rocky Mountain Tea is simply wonder
ful. Drugs increase your weakness
This remedy does the business. S."
cents. Tea or Tablets. Harper house
For scratches, burns, cuts, insect
bites and the many little hurts con
mon to every family, use DeWitt's Car
bolized Witch Hazel Salve. Sold by
less than a year and a half ago, was at jail druggists.
I'ush is indigenous to the Yankee:
race. That is what has made it the
most prosperous race today on the face
of tbe earth. The trait descends from
father to son nnd from mother to
daughter. Singularly en niirli. our Brit
ish cousins, who carefully keep within
the limits of their own classes, seem to
like us -that is, the men do. The wo
men consider our girls who go over
there iiublushingly forward.
Two American girls recently gradu
ated, whom we shall designate as Su
sie and Annie, were sightseeing in an
ancient British town. There was a
twelfth century castle there iu toler
able repair. At any rate, its ow ner, tho
I uke of O., lived there-that is, wheu
ho wasn't somewhere else, which ho
was the principal part of the time, fol
he was in politics and spent most of
Ills time at the capital.
Tbe girls sallied forth without escort
and, dancing along through the narrow
streets, their skirts fluttering in the
wind like a pair of yachts '"going
about." presently found themselves at
the castle entrance. Tbe drawbridge
was down, and the portcullis was up
so the two American girls concluded to
storm the castle while the way was
open. A man stood at the entrance.
'We would like to see the enstle, if
you please," said Annie, the sjkeswo
"The castle is o-o-o-o" He was try
ing to get out some word beginning
with the letter o, but got stuck.
'We won't hurt anything," said the
younger girl. Susie.
"I d il-il-d"- This time he got stuck
on the letter d.
At that moment a man, with nn ax
over his shoulder, passed by within the
inelosure nnd, seeing two pretty girls,
approached and asked if he could be of
"We want to see the castle," said the
ipokeswonian. "If we wait till lie tells
us whether we can or not I'm afrand tt
will be too late."
The man smiled and said that he
would show them tho castle. Leaning
his ax against a wall, he put on his
coat, which he had carried on his arm
and led the way.
"I guess he's In charge when the
Juke's away," said the elder girl to the
The inference was natural, for the
man opened doors wherever he liked
without knocking and took them ev
(Continue on Pag-e Seven.)
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