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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1621
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I COUNCIL 9 jo
Thursday, August 8, 1907.
tlit- Alton sees a hard road
The school desk
booked as a fraud.
trust has been
France evidently believes the sultan
of Morocco is a leather head.
i tie industrial commission is now
readv to nroduco results. Thi neon'o
art ready to cooperate.
Chicago husbands are quilting their
wives at an alarming rate. How happy
these women should be. .
Senator Foraker wants to know
where tariff revision is lo begin. How
would it be to start on the products of
It is now announced by music pub
lishers that the 1-cent price for popu
lar songs is a myth. Thank our stars!
Likewise bless our ears!
The Alton girl who was nearly
drowned by a mammoth member of
the liuny tribe perhaps was testing thj
theory of the big fisli yet uncaught.
A Muskogee Indian who must have
read of the recent exploits in dress of
Maik Twain and .1. J. Hill, attempted
to attend church in a suit of blue union
underwear and a sack coat.
. With a "JTO-foot lizard skeleton in
Wyoming, a 40-foot snake in Nebraska
and 4ii-pound watermelons in Texas.
Mr. Roosevelt must bo undecidel
which section of nature fakes to attaci;
The escaped ape which broke info
jad through a window at St. Joseph,
Mo., must have been reading of the
antics of the chimpanzee counsul i.i
New York. Even an ape may hae
ecme family pride.
After three days of persistent effort
to produce fair weather, despite th
inclination of the elements to the con
trary, the official weather prognostica
tes has finally capitulated. He says
we are going to have rain now fer
awhi'e. Let us hope he is still off in
The Louisville Courier-Journal take
the view that the democratic platform
"Thou Shalt Not Steal." will not wi.i
over republican voters. They are so
Etoutly committed to the present tariff
rates that an indorsai of the command
ment would be highly irregular. They
prefer Dingley before Moses.
It costs a good deal to transport ".
heavy a commodity as steel rails by
rauioau, ana about lac only points
in tne I'niteii state's wnere our rai -
makers have ever felt foreign com
petition are on tiie unit ol Mexico
or the Pacific coast, points far di
tant from Pittsburg and accessible
by vessels from Europe. Hut now
Pittsburg reports that the steel cor
poration has secured a contract for
12.000 tons of rails from the Japanese
Imperial railway, and the rails will b
forwarded overland from Pittsburg t j
Tacoma. It Is striking evidence of
the low cost of rails in this country,
and of the ability of our railmakers n
nrft competition anywhere, that tii
Etce.l corporation can sell rails in .Tap.v,
even with freight charges across th3
The state of Georgia,' against the ad
vice of Governor Ilokc Smith, will
presently undertake a battle for tho
enforcement of a blanket prohibiten
law. The trouble will begin next Jan
uary, when It becomes a misdemeanor
to make or traffic in or give away en
keep at one's place of business any
form of alcoheilic liquor. The law pro
vides for medicinal demands, which
provision forecasts a fine situation
for the corner druggist and the makr
Governor .Smith, In a recent address,
eald that he favored local option as a
solution of the Georgian liquor prob
lem, but the legislative endorsement
- of prohibition is so positive that he
cas compelled to support the popu-
C T R A 0 E SI 1 1: ut i
Iar view. Hoke Smith is a trained
man of affairs. Long experience in
public life has taught him not only
the elements but the minutiae of gov
ernment. He knows better, perhaps.
than the legislature what is good for
the people of Georgia as a body, b.it
he knows, too. that the vote shows
further individual opposition to be
One of these days the state of
Georgia will realize that Governrr
Smith is right. It will find itself will
ing to return to local option and hig;i
license. It will be glad enough to
relegate the bootlegger, the blind tiger
and the moonshiner and to accept in
their places the licensed, police-controlled
dispensary that obeys the lav
and helps to support the slate. Geor
gia will go through the experience of
Kansas, Iowa, and Maine.
She may, indeed, 'erect a monument
to Hoke Smith's better judgment.
The Field fortune.
The late Marshall Field's two grand
sons, who bear his name, but will never
conn1 fully into the possession of his
wealth under the terms of his will,
have been taken to England by their
widowed mother, and are to bo brought
up as young Englishmen. They are
now at the Rugby school, and the moth
er intends to have one enter the Eng
lish army and the other the English
navy. As very rich young, officers of
his majesty's service they will natur
ally manifest the utmost contempt for
all persons who follow the example of
their eminent grandfather and engage
in trade. These Field lads are scarce
ly so fortunate in spite of the millions
awaiting them, as the western youth
whose grandfather recently left in his
will a bequest of a quarter of a mil
lion to be paid over when the boy
reaches a certain age, provided he shall
prove himself to be a patriotic Ameri
Marshall Field was never surpassed
by any business man in the world in
ability. I lis accumulation of $l."rt.niMi,
iitm in merchandising, real estate and
railroad shares was a phenomenal
achievement. To have the increment
of tills vast wealth, says the New York
Times, devoted to the s upport of a pair
of English military dandies is about
the lamest conclusion to which the
wealth-getting of any American multi
millionaire lias come.
A BOY HUNT.
Chased From Hedge to Hedge by a Big
Pack of Weasels.
The following extract from an inter
esting book may lx of Interest to our
friends. It is "From My Life as an
Angler," by William Henderson, pub
lished in Loudon in 1S79.
"About this time, while rambling In
the picturesque lane leading from Mer
rington to Wiudlestone with two other
boys, an adventure occurred sufficient
ly startling to two little fellows from
nine to ten years old. We were busily
engaged in picking wild strawlerries.
which clustered in the hedgerows.
when we saw at about a hundred
yards distance a pack of at least
twenty weasels running from hedge to
hedge and evidently scenting out foot
steps. It Hashed upou us that we were
being hunted. So. springing over the
nearest hedge, we ran across a pasture
field and, standing upon the further
bank, looked back toward our assail
ants. To our dismay we saw the whole
pack, with noses to ground," steadily
tracking our course. The word was
given, 'Run, run!' and off we scam
pered across another field to take up
our position on raiother hedge. Still
the pursuit was going on. auel the crea
tures were evidently gaining upon us
so with a wilvl shout we lied to the
village, which, happily for us, was not
far off. I have frequently heard of
persons fielng attacked by weasels, but
was never hunted by them on any oth
The aliejve must have occurred about
1S12, the locality being the north of
England. Forest and Stream.
Shooting the Steenbuck.
Many of the poor Boers In the Trans
vaal, by whom all the shootiug that
is done is for the pot ami not for sport,
have perfected a system of shooting
with the assistance ef oxen. A steen
buck has no fear of cattle and will
He still even if they graze right up to
him. The hunter gets together a few
cattle and with his gun walks behind
them in such a way that he cannot tie
seen from the front. (Jremt care has to
be exercised to drive the oxen so that
they may seem to be grazing natural
ly. The hunter must be ready to shoot
without having to alter his position.
The slightest movement is noticed by
11112 UU(. U..
Peculiarities of Long Island.
The class In geography in one of the
Brooklyn schools was asked by the
teacher, "What are some of the natmul
peculiarities of Long Island?"
The pupils tried to think, and, alter
awhile, a boy raised his hand.
"I know," said he.
"Well, what are they?" asked the
"Why," said the boy, with a tri
umphant look, "on the south side you
see the sen and on the north side you
hear the sound."
She I hope, dear, that you are not
going to worry about my exceeding my
allowance this time.
He (brightening up) You don't mean
to tell me, dearest, that there Isn't any
necessity for it?
"Certainly not What's the use of
worrying about something you can't
help?" New York Life.
The Flesh She Lost.
"You're not looking well, Mrs. Giles.
Surely you nave lost ft lot or Gesn
lately, have you not?"
"I have that. I've lost me 'uslmnd.
'K weighed iiincicen stone wb3 'e
e'deel." Irdon Telegraph.
A Prescription That Worked Well In
A haggard looking man strolled Into
a downtown drug store the other day
and asked the druggist for help. Ho
said he had trouble in getting to slee'p
when he retired. No matti' Low
sleepy he might be during the day or
how much sleep he might have lost,
the moment his head touched the pil
low be was wide awake and lay thus
for several hours. Once asleep he was
very hard to waken, but he had to be
up at a certain hour, and in conse
quence of his peculiar ufUiction he was
losing more sleep than he could stand.
The drug clerk regarded him quiz
zically a few moments and then re
plied: "My der man, you don't want medi
cine. What you want Is something to
change the trend of vour thoughts.
lo as a friend of mine did. He was
troubled the same way and found that
the old folks' plan of imagining sheep
passing a barrier and counting them
was out of date, so lie beiran trying to
name all the states in the I'liion. He
soon got them so he could classify
them aiphabctirally. Then, when they
no longer interested him, he started on
the counties of his state. He now has
them at his tongue's end, classified up
to tiie fourth letter. Now he is start
ing on state capitals and their loca
tions. Then lie will take up county
seats. A moment's glance at an atlas
during the day shows him when he is
wrong, aud the beauty of the plan is
that he rarely has to think along these?
lines longer than ten minutes befort
he is sound asleep. To make it short',
the study of geography is a good nar
cotic." Philadelphia Record.
Equal to the Occasion.
The Countess W'aldegrave was mar
ried four times. One evening she ap
peared at the opera in Dublin during
her fourth husband's occupancy of the
post of chief secretary for Ireland.
An audacious Celt, cate-hlng sight of
her ladyship In one of the boxes, shout
ed out with real Irish temerity, "Lady
Waldegrave, which of the four did you
The countess was equal to the oc
casion. VA 'thout a moment s hesitation
she rose from her seat and exclaimed
enthusiastically, "Why, the Irishman,
of course" a remark which naturally
brought down the house."
Wirless Telephone a Success.
A German professor lias solved the
question of talking by wireless tele
phone. His experiments have bevi
successful at a distance of 25 miles,
and lie claims that the posibilities of
extending the distance are almtisi lim
itless. During the past 54 years thous
ands of persons have successfully solv
ed the question of how to regain an i
retain their health, and that is throng';
the aid of Hostetter's Stomach Bitio.-..
No remedy is quite so well adapted fo
making the stomahc strong, restoring
the appetite and aiding digestion as
the bit tors, and that is ihe main re i
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ly pure. It will cure dyspepsia, bil
iousness, cramps, ' diarrhoea, female
ills or malaria, fever and ague. F.e
sure to insist on getting Hostetter's.
Kodol ftir indigestion and dyspepsia
is a' preparation of vegetable acids and
contains the same juices found in a
healthy stomach. It digests what you
cat. Sold by all druggists.
THE ROCK ISLAND FURRIER
DAILY OF HIS
SPORTING GOODS STORE
J 1619 Second Avenue, Rock fsland.;
7 J T? Fcr Drnnkennes, OpIuM,
I j jGt&F Morphine and
J v W W iiC' f other Drug Using,
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lJlflk THE KEELEY
iJMia W IIICTITIITC
THE KISS OF FIRE.
"There's your novel. I've read It"
"There's no use of my trying to let
you down easy, Jimmy. I may as well
tell the truth. Ifs only fitted to be
read by the occupants of a lunatic
Jimmy lookenl as If bis friend had
thrust a knife into his bosom. He was
one of a lot of artists who inhabited
the same rookery and every man of
them on the verge of starvation.
"I tell you what, Jim," continued tho
speaker, "I'm n practical fellow at bot
tom and have no business with either
art or literature. I have a scheme, for
working off this stuff you've written on
a friend who Is a publisher. He's prac
tical too. I'm going to see him."
To you want the manuscript?"
John Melcher, the merciless frienel
crltic, went to the publisher and made
a proposition which Induced him to
publish "The Kiss of Fire." Melcher
was to take charge of the Introduction
of the book to the public In his own
way. He relied implicitly on the mem
bers of his gang, who were to act as a
claque under his direction, Ka:'i'!y had
the book been lssueel when all of
them, having been poached by Mel
cher, weut In different directions.
Each stopped upon passing a stand
or store where books are sold and ask
ed for "The Kiss of Fire." When told
that they had no copy of the book the
Inquirer would be struck dumb with
amazement and hurry away. Re-fore
nightfall of the first day there had
been from half a dozen to a elozen
Inquiries for the novel in every book
shop in the city. Melcher had instruct
ed his band to work the trumpeting
and the Inquiries among the book
sellers with equal zeal, well knowing
that to "make a market" without pro
vieling a supply would be useless.
The booksellers gave small orders
for the liook, and occasionally some
one to whom the gang sounded its
praises lougbt one. Meanwhile Melcher
was not idle. He pursuaded a friend,
Oleott, who was the leader of a literary
club, to read the story. The reader's
report upon it was, "For idiots, fools
anil lunatics, the most remarkable
work of the century." Mch-her went
about telling all book lovers that Ol
eott had pronounced "The Kiss of
Fire" the most remarkable work of
the century, falling to mention for
what class of readers. Before Oleott
heard of his criticism and had cor
rected It a number of people who were
ambitious of leing up in tho literature
of the day hnd read the novel. None
of them could understand whv it was
remarkable, but siiue Oleott said so
none of them dared say it was not.
One independent. fellow pronounced it
"red," but the best "rot" he had ever
read. All young girls entering society,
hearing of the commotion it was creat
ing and assuming for that reason the
book must Iks a model of literary ex
cellence, pronounced it "perfectly love
ly." Then it was announced as "the
best seller of the week."
Cheeks tiegan to come in from the
publisher. They were sent to Mehher.
who apportioned them between the au
thor and his gang. Thus eneouraged.
tiie claque worked on. But further ef
fort was not necessary. The Ha me had
been kindled, and if Meh her had led
them in an attempt to put it out they
could not have done so. It must burn
till the fuel was exhausted. The crit
ics abused the lxiok. inveighing against
the decline of literary taste, but they
were not heeded. Every one read and
talked alnuit "The Kiss of Fire." Then
suddenly, at the end of three months,
the baUd ceased. Everybody had read
the book aud was ready for the next
About this time the literary enlitor of
a prominent magazine fell ill, and Ben
Hathaway, an understrapper, who took
care of the books to ! reviewed, hap
pened on "The Kiss of Fi.v." He read
it and was delighted with it. It en
tered his head to try his hand at writ-1
ing a criticism on It. He did so. and
the criticism got into the magazine be
fore the eeiitor resumed his post.
The late ItoU-rt Louis Stevenson
has said In the preface to erne of his
books, "We write to our friends, and
the public pays the postage." Now, it
happened that Jimmy llessler, away
back of a pair of strange eyes far
down in that peculiar brain of his, had
some very singular fancies-fancies
with which only a brain en rapport
with his own would sympathize. In
Other words, when llessler wrote "Tire
Kiss of Fire" he was writing it to
Hathaway. Hathaway In his criticism j
spoke very highly of the novel. He ,
could not explalu It. Indeed, he did !
not fully understand it, for no two !
brains are alike in all their parts. He
conteuted himself with praising It.
Nevertheless of all the criticisms writ
ten on Hessler's work Hathaway's was
the emly one emanating from a reader
who had been in touch with the au- :
thor's fancies. How many readers had
been similarly sympathetic cannot be
When nathaway's chief saw that tho '
magazine had during his absence been
committed to an approval of "The Kiss
of Fire" he took to his bed again, but
not betore he had discharged Hath- j
away. The periodical was lookenl up to
by a certain class of literary people as
k bulwark against any work that
would not stand the test of criticism
and suffered a severe blow in the esti- j
nation of those persons on account of '
what they called "The Kiss of Fire"
nessler Is writing another novel.
which the publishers are "climbing
over one another" to secure for publl- '
cation, but what will be the fate of ,
his next work is a problem of the fu- i
iure. ivuuaiAJN v. wuiii
Many Rock Island People Fail to Real
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Nine times out of ten it comes from
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I lores' a Rock Island case to provo
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just received a compiete new line
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over. Our work for a few day3
after the fire was disarranged,
but we are now turning out work
with our customary prompt
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GENERAL PASSENGER AGENT J
jr3823 Making a
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CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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IL . Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
II. D. Mack,
M. S. Heagy,
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Kstates and property of all kinds are manag-eil by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of the com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Kstates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates . General Financial Agent
for Non-Residents, Women. Invalids, and others.
corporated ) .
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