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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 15. 1007.
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Thursday, August 15, 1907.
a little while?
Mason, won't you tali;
The operators seemed to manipulate
the key to business all ritdit.
190:;, and that is the work of the Ja
Only ISO milts were opened in Africa
in l'JOo, but a grtat many different
lines are under way on that continent.
In Australia ;:!:! miles were opened in
l!m". The prolonged drought had pre
vented prowth there, it (including New
Zealand) had built but I.T'.K', miles from
1!)01 to litor,. It. however, had but
about C.ono.Ouo inhabitants, and the ad
dition was at the rate of one mile to
",::.") inhabitants, while in the same
four years the L'l.liL'l miles in the Unit
ed States added but one mile to 2,707
It is going to take wire pulling
get things back into shape along
In other words
chance now of the
there is a Small
to do right,
he has always trie. I
both right and left
-Milwaukee claims to he in the niidsl
of a milk famine. Somehow we ha.-c
never associated milk with Milwaukee.
Theodore I was deaf to entreat
jump into the telegraphers'
Now what do vou think -if
If crime and devilment continues to
increase in the rural districts of tin;
I'nited States, as it. appears to lie do
ing at the present lime, it may be nec
essary for the various states to organ
ize a system of rural police, such r.s
exist in Cuba, and .Mexico and which
is in vogue in several other foreign
countries. It seems strange to real
what was published in the American
papers yesterday morning, that :;
crowd of men hud chained trees across
Hie tracks of the ICrie railway in the
state of Ohio, tor the purpose of
wrecKing a passenger tram. Such oc
currences as this couJd not take plate
in the republic of Mexieo. The rui'ii
police of that country, who are a sniat
and alert set of fellows, are supplied
with good horses and guns and there
is scarcely a quarter of a mile of any
highway that is not thoroughly patro'
led by one or more of these vigorous
officials of the law. Another thing lli'l
cans tor the rural police is the reck
lessness of the millionaire autoniobi! ?
I rivers of large cities that run througii
the highways at a rapid rate carrying
death and terror in their line. Thes"
fiends with their "red devils" go over
the highways at a reckless rate f
peed, scaring horses, running dowi
foot passengers anil conducting them
selves in a way that is making the au
tomobile quite unpopular in the nin;l
districts. These kind of people wouu!
ilso be brought to a link in the les;
progressive country ol Mexico. Ol
course it is a tremendous expense t
addle upon the state.
For enough men to police; the hig;i-
wavs ol Illinois would require, a coll
ide! able army. Hut if train robbers
and train wreckers and autoniohi'-?
fiends are going to make the highwavs
f this state and other states unsa(
or peaceful individuals, such a condi
tion ol allairs will make necessary a
system thai has been advantageous!'-'
tried in other countries.
It is not so singular that a London
dramatist should write a play. "Th
Sins or Society," but that it should
consist of only five acts.
if Walter Wellman strikes the nortu
pole without getting frozen to it there
is a strong possibility that Waller will
return in time to put Mr. Uoekefelie
next to the kind id' oil the polar in
habitants use for illuminating pu;
poscs. The Springfield State llegist r
claims that Judge McKweii was pur
forward as a candidate for the noiniir.-
tiou for governor to defeat (lovernor
Lleneeu in t.iiok county. Aller all it is
very likely the opposing faction w:;l
tee their wav dear to nominate Mr.
Shuitleff as a pure matter of revengi
'Hie Ituilroail ol'tlie World.
The statistics of the railroads of tin
world published in the June number of
th Archiv fur Eisenbahn wi sen glv
the mileage of the several continents
Eurnpc 1 i2."
Nin th America
Australasia . . .
. 17.4 11
truest ion of Diet.
A new Yoik woman endeavored to
issiiage the heat bv drinking largj
quantities of ice water, savs the
(Juincy Herald. She then ate ham ami
cabbage and sliced cucumbers. She
finished the meal with ice cream ami
candy and then she drank soda water.
She began to feel uncomfortable and
complained to her husband, lie loid
her what, she needed was a stimulan..
So, out of the goodness of his li'ii't
he gave her a large drink of whiskey.
And yet in spile of this slrict attend. m
lo diet and the laws of health, the poor
woman died. The physicians pronoun. -
ed it a case of heart failure owing to
the heat. It is a great wonder th -y
didn't operate, on her for appendicitis.
Making a grand total of r.(12,7NU miles
in the whole world at the end of !!'
or the nearest date for which reports
aie made. This is an increase of 12,5
miles, or 2." per cent over the previous
year, and is the smallest increase sine
llh:0. it having varied since 1 SOS from
10.Mii miles in l!nii to 1G.7.")1 in lltuj
while the total additions to the world's
milesage since ls:S have been Ir,S10
miles, an average of 1",'.SS miles
Of the increase in l!0.r. a little mon-
than one-half was in America, r,S!l
miles in North America and 42 in
South America (including the West In
dies.) Canada is credited with !'.(
miles, against Z'2'.i the year before; but
in Mexico the additions were but l'.O
miles in l!l0.r. against 1.720 in 1904. In
South America, Argentina opened "117
miles, Peru u!i, Ilrazil :'.fi, and the other
additions were 12 miles in the West
In Kurope, (lermany opened 507 miles,
followed by Austria with 4M! and France
with 4::o. Perhaps the most notable
piogress was in Helgiiirn, already with
the densest network, which added 3 per
cent to its mileage by building W-
miles, and in Spain, which opened 14
miles, which is more than in any pre
vious recent year. European Russia is
credited with but 1C5 miles in the year,
which is the least for many years, and
in the country which needs railroads
Progress 'in Asia keeps up, the 2.C21
miles in 1U0! being more than in any
recent year, but hot much more. None
if ciedited to Russia, but in British In
dia 1,002 miles were built, and in China
1.019 miles. The latter is an increase
of 83 per cent In the Chinese mileage,
and is significant. Japan is credited
with but 270 miles, but Korea, w hich I
had but 37 miles in 1903, had 662 in
Endorsed by the County.
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ami publisher of the Otsego Jour
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Rate of one first class fare plus $2 for round trip to many
points in New YorK State daily until Aug. 31.
To Boston and
The tenth president of the T'niteil States was born at Green way, Va., In
17'.M.t. He was elected vice president in ls-10 as ;i Whig and succeeded to the
presidency at the death of William Henry Harrison, April 4. 1M1. During
his administration President Tyler was repudiated by liis party because of
various disagreements. The annexation of Tex in took place while lie was
president. In lSi'.l ex-President Tyler espoused the Confederate cause. He
was a member of the Confederate house of representatives when be died ut
Hichniond, Jan. IS, 1Si!2.
THE MAN WITH A HEEL.
Copyright, 1W7. hy Mary McKeon.
James Dodd had been an employee
of the house of Waif our c Co., the
loiul street diamond merchants, for
u period of fourteen years before lie
was made assistant manager and given
charge of the unset stones.
For two years alter he bad been
piven charge of the gems James Dodd
was simply waiting. He meant to fill
bis pockets with plunder niid skip. He
was methodical and cold blooded. He
would not make the mistake so many
others had. He would make none at
nil. Step by step be prepared for the
coup. He must change his looks, bis
yait and bi voice . An actor taught
him the art of appearing to lie ten
years older. Some one else taught
blm that by holding a peach stone in
his mouth he could niter the tones of
his voice. A shoemaker made him a
shoe for a deformed foot, and for
more than lioo nights he walked
the streets with it. It gave linn a
limp and a lop shoulder. He tested
these things in the severest way. In
his disguise he went boldly into the
store as a stranger and made pur
chases of men who had known him for
years and years.
Three months before the affair was
ripe James Dodd bad his every plan
laid. He would not lice abroad, as
others had done and been overhauled
almost at once. He purchased a book
stand not five blocks away. He pur
chased an old house to live in. He se
cured a housekeeper. He had worn
his wig a hundred times. The shoo
for the deformed foot had a cavity in
the heel. The diamonds hidden away
DAILY OF HIS
SPORTING GOODS STORE C
; 1619 Second Avenue, Rock ttland g
'COOCX)000000X)OOOOOOeOOOOOOla certain man for years. One day be
there would always be at hand. At
closing time one day the event came
off. Uncut and unset diamonds to the
amount of 2i,(MK) were carried home
in his pocket. An hour later he bad
taken possession of his new quarters
under another name.
The "diamond mystery" made a
great sensation. The house believed
in the honesty of its employee; the po
lice lclievetl lie, had skipped. Three
or four days were lost in discussion,
and then a reward was offered amUthe
sleuths let loose. They telegraphed to
every port in the empire. They gave
notice to all the steamers that had
sailed. They had every constable in
every village on the watch. If Dodd
had committed five cold blooded mur
ders the hunt couldn't have been fierc
er. It dragged into davs and weeks
and months. It was discussed over
and over hi the press and in every
police station and barroom In the land.
A young man who had lived a life
beyond reproach for fourteen years
walks out of the house where he has
been employed and disappears from the
ken of men. He was not even seen to
leave his boarding house that evening.
No one saw him on the street. He
had not gone abroad by any sort of
craft. lie had not taken a train for
any point within the empire. Whil
he was directly In charge of the gems,
the manager or either one of the part
ners had access to thern. The detec
tives figured it out that Dodd must
surely be the guilty party, but a large
element of the public shook their heads
doubtfully and made comments that
put others in embarrassing positions.
After six months the hunt was
abandoned. It was the general opin
ion that Dodd was dead by accident or
suicide. Meanwhile the bookstand
flourished. Its only attendant day by
day was Mr. Cooper, its owner. The
only one to penetrate the old house be
hind It was the aged housekeeper, and
she went to her own borne o' nights.
The public bad been buying books of
dropped out of sight and n new man
Ktood behind the counter. There was
a moment of surprise at seeing him. a
question or two, perhaps, as to the
other, and then business went on as
usual. That's th way with the pub
lic. The old goes and the new conies.
There were no newer or better books.
There was no change In prices. There
was nothing to call for discussion.
Detectives loafed away a quarter of
an hour at the stand, rmployees of
the house of Walfoiir iV Co. turned up
there almost daily. All sorts of men
stopped there. Tor weeks Mr. Cooper
heaid his case d'senssed, but it was
rarely that he bed a word to say.
after the bookstand changed hand:
little girl twelve years old began
pass that wav every ('..iv with her
ther's dinner. Py and by she and Mr.
Cooper began to nod and smile to each
oth-T. Sometimes n1;i would stop and
chat for a minute, and sometimes he
handed her a penny. She told her fa
ther of these things, and he was
wroth, but after walking around to the
stand one day and looking the man
over he d-'cidod that there was no
harm in him.
A year lacking a few days had gone
by. and it was midwinter again, when
one day as the girl parsed tin? stand
two ih-gs began fighting in her path.
Mr. Cmn'T hurried out to kick them
apart and make a safe passage for her.
but in ilo!ng so he slipped and fell and
railed off the narrow walk in front of
it van and was run over. There were
two or three minutes of excitement,
and ihen he was taken away to the
hospital, and the doctors found him al
ready dead. Mr. Cooper was known
by name, but of course his clothing
,was overhauled. As the shoe for the
deformed foot was removed it was
seen that the heel was turnisl a little.
A minute's investigattion revealed, the
fact that there was a cavity and in
that cavity the diamond stohai from
the house in Pond street. The man
had planned and plotted and dodged
and waited, and yet it had all been in
vain. The veriest trille had exposed
him and lot him his life at one and
the same moment. M. QUAD.
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GENERAL PASSENGER AGENT
BOSTON'S BARBER REGULATIONS.
Board of Health Orders Sterilization of
All That Barbers Use on Customers.
A special dispatch from Itoston, May
.". 1 ;. to the X. Y. Sun gives new
regulations of the l'.oston board of
is to barber shops: "Mugs, shav
ing brushes and razors shall be steril
ized alter each separate use thereof.
A separate clean towel shall be used
for cadi person. .Matt rial to stop the
How of blood shall be used only ju
powdered form and applied on a towel.
Powder pull's are prohibited." Where
ever Xewbro's "Horpicide" is used for
face or scalp after shaving or hair cut
ting, there is no danger of infection, as
it is antiseptic, and kills the dandruff
germ. Sold by leading druggists. Send
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cide company, Detroit, Mich. Sold in
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ONE FARE-ROUND TRIP
DeWitfs Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve penetrates the pores and heals
quickly. Sold by all druggists.
HAD AN AWFUL TIME.
But Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy Cured Him.
It is wiih pleasure that i give you
this unsolicited testimonial. About a
year ago when I had a severe case of
measles I got caught out in a hard rain
and the measles settled in my stomach
and bowels. I had an awful time, and
had it not been for the use of Cham
berlain's colic, cholera and diarrhoea
remedy. I could not have nossiblv lived
but a few hours longer, but thanks to
this remedy I am now strong and well
have written the above through sim
p:e granuuie, anil I shall always speak
a good word for this remedy. Sam If
C.win. Concord. Ca. For sale by all
Kodol for indigestion and dyspepsia
is a preparation of vegetable acids and
contains tne same in ccs found in a
healthy stomach. It digests what you
cat. Sold by all druccists.
When you want a quick cure without
any loss of time, and one that is followed
by no bad results, use
Colic, Cholera and
It never fails and is pleasant to take.
It is equally valuable for children. It is
famous for its cures over a large part oi
the civilized world.
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AND YOU WILL BE
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Don't accept anything that
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He particular. See that you get
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ROCK ISLOND, ILL,
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posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President.
II. P. Hull, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1S70
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
R. R. Cable,
William II. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
H. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson & Hurst'