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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JTTXE 10, 1907.
THE AUG US.
VubllaliLd Daily and Weekly at
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflcft ns second-class
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 su.-h articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, June 19, 1907.
HOIK ISI..I Im a city of rnrnml
purponr and lion
It In located In
the vnlley of III
Si MlanlMNlpnl. mill.
Iay between St
l.oul, nn,i st. 1'nul.
f'blraico and Oiua
ba and K a n a a
It U by nature. KeoKrnhlciiUy, com
nirrt-lnlly, and IniluHtrlally, tbe Kntewuy
of the went, uorthwent und Houthwent.
It U favored by mI I mil Ion on the .Ills
bimhIi nt the mouth of the Hennepin
ranul. connect Iuk river noil lake.
it Una the main line of the Hock Is
land railroad, three branches aprlnitlnic
from tbe Mem nt this point to tbe north
west and far soul li went, while the ninln
line itoea on to tbe Pacific.
It baa the Milwaukee's Kansas City
Hue, and the llorlliiKtou'a St. I.oiila and
St. I'aul line, wllli direct communication
vtlth Milwaukee nnd Hncine, and with
I'eurln and SprlnKlleld.
It baa three Inlerurhnna under way.
It baa miles of pave.1 aireeta.
It has beautiful parka. Including the
blatorlc lllack Hawk's Watch Tower.
It baa handsome chiirchea, of all de
It has a V. M. C. A. buildluK.
It baa modern ai-hool liulldlngra.
It bua a colleice and n seminary.
It has flouriahluic factories, and frre
aitea for more.
It has three first class hotels and nu
merous smaller ones.
It baa three theaters.
It has n Turner ball.
It baa n uioili-l aystem of rapid transit
It baa six suliNtnntlal banka.
It has up-to-date business blocks, and
three more In courae of erection.
It baa immenae department atoreaand
hundreds of other branches of uierrau
It la the location of the Hock Inland
araeual, tbe nreutest In the world.
It baa the head ofllces of the Modern
Woodmen of America, the largest fra
ternal society In the world, housed In u
quarter of a million dollar fireproof
It has the head office of the Fraternnl
It bus local lodges of all the great
It has n quarter of a million dollar
It has a city hall, owned by the rlty,
It hns a public library building.
It has a postotlice building. In which
re the offices of the government engln
eer corps In charge of upper Mississippi
It has 2.,,MHl population.
It baa an Induatriiil cnmmlaalon that
la boosting the town along legltlmute
ud substantial lines.
And everybody la helping.
(let in on the dreater Rock Islam
fund before it is closed.
tlet In on the Crenter Hock Islunil
fuud before It Is closed.
Get in on
it is closed.
Get in on the Greater Rock. Island
fund before it is closed.
Get in on the Greater Rock
Island fund before it is closed
Get in on the Greater
Rock Island fund before it
Boost for flock Island.
Stick for Koek Island.
Buy a Booster button.
Boost for Greater Kock Island.
Boost for Kock Island,
to the big factory fund.
Wisconsin has given the politicians
a square deal by keeping the circle nt
the top of the ballot.
Those who are following the plan of
BtioL-intf tn their flannels until their
flannels stick to them, are stuck.
Thp Daners in all the surrounding
cities are discussing Rock Island's won
derful achievement and Its wonderful
Stuyvesant Fish has given his daugh
ter, Marion, $1,000,000 as a weaenn
present. She should not have to worry t
about the expenses of housekeeping.
The Japanese press is full of wise
counsel on the subject of keeping peace
ith America. Manifestly the yellow
peril is not one of yellow journalism.
The very foundation of the protec
tive system has aiwnys born claimed
bv the standpatters to be the need
protecting American workingmen
ainst t he "pauper labor" of Europe
Yet in his speech at Lansing President
Roosevelt declared: ''1 have very little
fear of the competition of pauper la
bor." Does he also think that "infant
industries" don't need protecting?
These republicans should get together
ind tell us just what they do stand for.
John E. King, state librarian of Min
nesota, recently visited the national1
apital, having made a trip through the'
south. Concerning Mr. King's visit
the Washington correspondent for the
Minneapolis Journal says: "Mr. Kin-;
was pleased to learn that the demo
cratic leaders ol Hiese states are pay
ing a gd ieal of attention to (gover
nor John A. Johnson oi .Minnesota as
i presidential possibility. Speaking of
i he Johnson matter, Mr. King said to
the Journal correspondent: 'I made no
ft'ort to meet southern politicians. I
found them paying close attention to
the presidential situation in their own
party. They seem to feel that Bryan
may he nominated, and were at no
pains to disguise their feeling of oppo
sition to him. So far as I was able to
liscover. there is no purpose on the
part of the south to put forward one of
its own men tor the nomination. Just
tt present there is a good deal of com
plimentary mention of Senator Daniel
of Virginia, but southerners do not ex
pect to be called on to make a stand
for lum. In everv eiiv in which I vis
ited I was questioned closely about
(lovernor Johnson, and was surprised
to find that the politicians of the south
ern states are unusually well iniorme;i
egarding him. They did not say they
were tor him tor president, hut they
did say thev would not willingly be for
Bryan, and that all they had heart
about Johnson had strongly impressed
them in his favor. The south wauls a
andidate w ho can win, or stand a good
liance of winning, and they have been
itiracted to Governor Johnson by rea
son ot hi large majorities in Minne
ll Age Pensions.
It is reported that the annuities
granted from the fund established by
Carnegie for the benefit of aged and
inlii in f'oll'ge professors or their wid
ows now amount to siii.niin annually.
and that about i:;u persons in thes
two classes are in receipt of ibis allow
As the income from the fund in ques
tion is stated to be half a million cae-i
year, it is apparent that at this rate it
will be sufficient to afford pensions to
about rni individuals. There are more
than i;.ond collegiate professors in the
I'nitc (1 States, hut of these only ap-
ptoximately one-third are entitled to be
come beneficiaries of the scheme, since
trictly denominational institutions an 1
state universities are barred out.
Doubtless much hardship will lie pre
vented by the grants which have been
or will be made to those specified as
possible recipients. From a broader
viewpoint the matter is of interest be
cause it constitutes a step toward the
policy of civil pensions, which, aside
om those granted to members of po
lice and fire departments, would have
generally been regarded as unwise ami
impracticable a quarter of a century
At the present time several of the
larger railroad corporations have adopt
ed a system of pensioning their em
ployes after these have reached a cer
tain age or have passed a stipulated
number of ears in tiieir service. In
dications are not wanting that this idea
is gaining ground in otaer directions.
I'ltimaiely, "old age pensions" may Ik
tanuliar in numerous branches ot in
Worked Way Through Seliool.
The old saying, "Where there is
will there is a way," has hern demon
strated as a fact time and again. The
latest illustration is furnish d by a
story that conies from Minneapolis, re
lating how three North Dakota boys
are succeeding in working their way
through school. One of the brother0-,
Merman W. Scliroeder, member of the
June graduating class of the centra!
high school of Minneapolis, in addi
tion to carrying his studies, was editor-in-chief
of the senior class annual,
and won the $i;r dale first prize. Dur
ing his four years' course in the high
school he supported himself by work
ing at the Berkley hotel, supplying all
positions, now being engaged in the
dining room. For this work he re
ceived his room and board, and some
times a salary. He also carried papers
niglit and morning. Although he work
ed his way through the high school and
expects to woik his wav through the
University of Minnesota, he has saved
$1,5110 from his earnings.
This energetic young man has two
brothers who have performed feats sim
ilar to his own. One of them, Carl W.
Scliroeder, is elevator man at the
Holmes hotel in Minneapolis, has grad
uated from the high school, and will
take an electrical engineering course
in the university. The other, John
Scliroeder, graduated from the high
school last January, and will studv
medicine. These boys come from Great
Bend, N. D.. where their mother lives.
They started out determined to obtain
an education that will fit them for use
ful and successful careers. Their moth
er was not able to pay their way. But
instead of making this fact an excuse
for lack of education, they used it as
incentive to industry, economy and up-.
plication to study.
The example set by these three boys
should be an insniration to others to.
set their mark high and strive to reach
it. "Where there is a will, there is a
THREE DAY OCEAN LINER.
Naval Engineer Predicts Monster Ship
Going Forty Miles an Hour.
J. It. Oldham, a naval engineer, 1
lleves that the limit in the size of
ocean crossing steamers lias leen by
no means reached, and in perhaps less
than twenty-five years the three-day
transatlantic liner w5il le going soma,
says the New York World.
The rate of speed will be forty miles
an hour, and the length of the ship
1,'JOO feet, only about 400 feet jnore
than the length of the l.usitania and
the Mauretania. The beam of the
coming monster will be 1lT feet and
her depth eighty-one feet.
"There will be sixty boilers, with
400.(hi feet of heating surface and
twelve smokestacks." continues the
engineer. "A special feature will be
the extra largo tmmping power, with
boilers and pumps located well almvu
the water line.
"I propose that certain compartments
containing ;!.fioil tons shall be Kept full
of water, so that in event of ground
ing thc.v could l e emptied in twelvu
minutes, enabling the .'hip in most
cases to float off. as 2,rHO tons would
represent one foot of water.'
To compensate for this loss in freight
space the engineer suggests mi extra
tax on the traveler of !-r. which lie
would le doubtless glad to pay. The
chief peril in navigating this coming
mastodonie product of man's genius
would be for smaller craft which
might happen to get in its way. Tim
big ship while going at top speed
would exert an energy equal to forty
railroad trains, or practically IVJ.'iO.ooo
The measurements of such a vessel
KO.uuO horse powe
Spi ed per hour.
...35 nuutieftl miles
Wonderful Piece of Floral Culture De
veloped at Pittsburg.
While a body c ft scientists were di
cussing museum exhibits in the natural
history museum room at Carnegie inn
sfciim in l'ittsburg the other afternoon
a plain blue jeaned gardener was
watching the growth of a wonderful
piece of floral culture, sayslhe Pitts
Within a gunshot of ( arnegie Insti
tute Mr. Illig, bead gardener of a Pitts
burg floral company, developed n dou
No such flower has ever grown be
fore. Representatives of two great
western houses visited Pittsburg to
view the bloom.
It is not a freak, but by careful cul
tivatiou. like the large I.awson carna
tion, the double pansy has been raised.
There are eight leaves of maroon, pur
ple and graduated shades on the single
stem, while two buds are growing be
The plant has been removed from its
bed to au earthen jar. It will take sev
eral years to discover whether tiie
seeds will propagate. If they do,
Pittsburg will have the honor of having
produced something -that neither I'.ur-
bauk nor burroughs has yet been able
to do a double pansy.
1 here is no case-of indigestion, no
matter how obstinate, that will not hi
speedily relieved by the use of Kodo
Kodol contains the same juices foun 1
in a healthy stomach. Conforms to th
Pure Food and Drugs Law. Sold b
Success in life is accompanied by hi
crease of enemies. That's whv Ilollis-
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea lias so many
imitators; its' a success. :;." cents. Tea
or Tablets. Harper house pharmacy
Ills that Beset
Every woman should guard her
self against the ills that menace her
health and happiness.
When Nature makes unusual de
mands upon the system, extra pre
cautions should be taken to main
tain the health and strength of the
organs'. At such times
are recommended as a safe and
natural remedy that gives exactly
the needed help at the right time.
The excellent results from these
pills have made them the favorite
standby of women for over half a
century. Beecham's Pills strength
en the nerves, purify the blood,
regulate the bowels, remove sick
headache and promptly
Relieve Back Pains
In boxes with full directions
ioc. and 25c.
HELPING BILLY OUT.
Copyright. 1907. by E. C. Farcells.
For several hours Billy Van North
bad been contemplating n blue en
velope, addressed In a delicate hand.
containing a bundle of familiar letters.
There was a rap at the door.
"Why, Dick:" he exclaimed after a
moment of hesitancy. "Dick Murry,
I'm glad to see you. Come in and let
me congratulate you. 1 ve heard or
vour great success, and they tell me
that Stern is going to star you in a
new play." He was shaking both of
his friend's hands after an attempt to
brush the letters and boxes into a
drawer that only succeeded in scat
tering them about his desk.
Yes," said Murry, "I've been run
ning in hick, hut 1 lookeu you up to
congratulate you. I heard this morn
ing' There's nothing in it now," Van
North interrupted. "The date was set
for June, but" He waved his hand
over the scattered letters ana jewel
Is there any one else?"
No; I made a fool of myself, t'sit Is
all. It was just a trivial thing, ami I
was stubborn. Thought I'd wait until
Now I've lost."
"Don't say you've lost," retorted Mur-
rv, "until the girl has married u not tier
fellow. Come, go to lunch with me.
We'll talk it over, and possibly I can
Van North shook bis bead. "No.
thanks, old man," he said. "I haven't
time. There's one chance in a hundred
this afternoon, and I'm going to take it.
She won't be at home tonight, and she
sails for Europe tomorrow, but she'3
coming down town in half an hour.
Goes shopping every Tuesday anil
drives down Twenty third street about
'1 o'clock. It's almost hopeless, Dick,
but I'm going to speak to her when
she goes into a store."
Murry had been smiling and thinking
deeply. "It's a good plan," be said.
unless the lady has a heart of stone.
But I must go. I'm in a hurry. Good-
by. I'll see you later."
Van North watched the tall, muscular
figure of the young actor until be had
passed the long row of dfsks in the
outer office and bad disappeared in the
street. Then Billy closed his door and
liegan pacing the floor, his head bowed
dejectedly. Prei!tly be paused at
the desk, selected a small, square,
plushed covered box from among the
rest, hesitated and placed it in his
pocket. Then, glancing at his watch,
he hurried from his office.
He walked quickly to the corner of
Twenty-third street and, heedless of
a policeman s order to move on, stood
shoulders above the restless crowd and
eagerly scanned every cab that passed.
Suddenly he threw away the cigar he
had just lighted and raised bis hand to
his hat, but there was no light of rec
ognition in the eyes that glanced at
him for an instant, wavered and then
found something of deep interest in the
opposite direction. He paused when
the cab door swung back ami a daintv
foot was placed upon the step. Then,
clinching his fists, he stepped forward.
Helen dear I want-I must speak
to you." be stammered, although it was
not what he bad intended to say.
He received 110 reply. The young
lady raised her bead high and. ignor
ing him. started across the sidewalk.
No ray of hope lay lcyond the entrance
to the store. Desperately he placed his
hand upon her arm.
"Just a moment, Helen. Won't you
give me nn opportunity to explain to
tell you how I regret"
nis ineffectual pleading was inter
rupted by a voice that hissed into his
lxok here, your.g feller, wot yer
doln'?" A powerful band clutched his
shoulder from behind. He tried to face
his captor, but the hand slid down and
twisted his arm. and he could not turn.
"Lady." the voice continued, "if this
here tnut Is Insultin' you Jos' say the
word an' I'll break every bone in bis
blame body." A huue. dirty list was
held threatening before Van North's
eyes, while an arm shot suddenly
around him. pinning him, helpless,
against his adversary.
The girl had grown very pale. "Don't
dare, sir!" she exclaimed, her eyes
flashing. "He-he is my leave this
instant, sir, or I shall call an officer."
"Beg pardon, miss. I didn't knoty
him. Thought he was flirting." the fel
low replied, relaxing his hold, and Van
North turned to see the tough figure,
clad In a suit of glaring plaid, swag
gering up the street.
"Oh. Billy! I-I was afraid! The1
brute!" Tears filled the girl's eyes
nnd she clung nervously to Van North'
hand while he assisted her Into the
"Come, sweetheart." ho said, "yon
are unnerved. You must let me tak!
you home again. The shopping can
,walt until day after tomorrow."
"Billy I'm so so sorry," she sobbed
softly. "And I'm so happy now," ah
added, raising her eyes, but Van North
was gazing In astonished silenco
through the cab window.
As they whirled up the street he had
caught a glimpse of a glaring plaid
suit In the crowd. The man who wora
It had lost his slouching gait and was
swinging along familiarly. He caught
Van North's eye, raised his cap and
"Dick Murry! By George!
"Oh, who Is it, dear?" asked the girl.
"I couldn't see.
"The Iest fellow In the world," Van
North answered. "I will introduce him
to you some day." JAMES TRUE.
Often The Kidneys Are
Weakened by Over-Work.
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
It used to be considered that only
urinary and bladder troubles were to be
traced to the kidneys,
but now modern
science proves that
nearly all diseases
have their beginning
in the disorder of
these most important
The kidneys filter
and purify the blood
that is their work.
Therefore, when your kidueysare weak
or out of order, you can understand how
quickly your entire body is affected and
how every organ seems to fail to do its
It" you are sick or ' feel badly," begin
taking the great kidney remedy, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, because as soon
as your kidneys are well they will help
all the other organs to health. A trial
will convince anyone.
If you are sick you can make no mis
take' by first doctoring your kidneys.
The mild and the extraordinary eli'ect of
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great
kidney remedy, is soon realized. It
stands the highest for its wonderful cures
of the most distressing cases, ami is sold
on its merits by ail
druggists in fifty-cent
roul m--ilo11:ir si'e
imi..o v,. i.vsaiieii
Have a sample bottle nomeof Swamp-Koot.
bv mall tree, also a pamphlet telling you
how to find out if von have kiduev or
bladder trouble. Mention this paper
w hen w riting to Dr. Kilmer & Co., lliug
bamton.N. Y, Don't make any mistake,
but remember the name, Swamp-Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, ami the ad
dress, i;iugliamtou,N. V., on every bottle.
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, OU1
PRICES ARE LOWER THAN
50 cents Aint
Much but It
is Worth Sav
ing. WE CARRY UNION MADE
TRY US FOR GOOD SHOES.
6 HJI1 RLE
1605 Second Ave.
Opposite Illinois Theater. v
Machine Shop and Au
In addition to our general ma
chine and repair shop, we have
added an "auto" repair depart
ment and put a competent m ui
in charge who has had a thor
ough 1 raining in that line. We
solicit a share of your work, and
guarantee satisfaction. Our ma
chine shop is one of the large-it
in this vicinity, and equipped
with the latest machines and
tools. Any contract or job
work will have our best atten
tion and lowest price. No job
too small for us. We build
special machinery and assist in
ventors in completing their
ideas. We build the Kulinen
Stationary, Portable and Marina
Kuhner Engine and
3W! to oOf. Fourth street.
Rock Island. Hi
CUKES RHEUMATISM. NGUVALOIA. SCIlJ,
TIC A. ANO KINIWeil DIStsASES.
Moaay Rafundad If It fail,
For sale only by
RAMSER, Jeweler and Optician,
Opposite Harper House.
When you feel the need of a pill take
a DeWitt Little Early Riser. Sold by
Are You Planning
If you contemplate remodeling your present
home now or in the near luture, you khoulJ
study the subject of Plumbing,
l appicit features of a modern
to the comfort and health of
have in our showrooms
and quote you prices. ".Standard" Ware is the best plumbing
material made every piece is guaranteed. Ask for our illustrated
booklet ' Modem Home Plumbing."
Allen, Mvers & Company
During the night of May the water pipes burst
in an otlicft over the Crampton Book Store, caus
ing (JEKAT DAMAGE TO TDK STOCK. As lease
does not protect us against this and former
To last until July I has been
decided on : : : :
BOOKS OF EVERY KIND, MORE OR LESS DAMAGED BY WA
TER, GO AT A SMALL FRACTION OF FORMER COST. PERFECT
LY FRESH BOOK STOCK, ALL AT CUT PRICES, INCLUDING
STANDARD SETS, NEW FICTION, BIBLES, JUVENILE GIFT
BOOKS, COOK BOOKS, DICTIONARIES, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, ETC.,
FANCY GOODS, POCKET BOOKS, PICTURES AND PICTURE
FRAMING DISCOUNTED 20 PER CENT.
WALL PAPER. THIS STOCK IS COMPLETE AND MODERN
IN STYLE AND COLORING.
OUR PRESENT LOW PRICES
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. AN EARLY CALL IS ADVISED.
Sale is now on. Don't delay
A. W. Cramptoiv
Book, Art and Wall Paper Store, 1719 2d Ave.
ROCK ISLA ND-A L TON LINES.
Day equipment and electric-lighted Pullmans Cafe Dining
cars Twentieth-century, un-to t he-minute service.
to Remodel ?
Ciood plumbing h one of the
home. It not only contributes
the occupants, but is a source
of pride to the owner.
We will gladly discuss
plumbing with you and
give you the benefit of our
experience. Having in
stalled modern plumbing
systems in numerous fine
homes we can refer you to
many satiiiied customers.
A little knowledge on the
subjec t ill be benefit ial to
you in the selection of the
be?t material and fixtures,
and in their proper loca
tion throughout the house.
If you will call to con
sult up, we will show
you the samples of
"a4ard" Ware we
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307 Brady St., or Rock Island Depot.Davenport.
1829 Second A v., or Rock Island Depots, Rock Island.