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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. AUGUST 22, 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. en
tered at the postufflce as second-class
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over fictitious Blgnuturi'9.
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? TR ADlSKyj COUNC"Tl M
Thursday, August 22, 1907.
ing included in the recommendation
Had Mr. Pcnnypaeker attended thu
oughly to his duties as governor of tiuj
state of Pennsylvania instead of hav
ing devoted his time to the persecution
of newspaper men, he would have been
of more advantage to the state of
Pennsylvania and have retired wiih
greater honor to his own memory.
It is such men as Pennypacker and
his associates who are always crying
out that the press ought to be muzzK'l,
and that honest men ought to have !:
chance. It is the old cry of "stop thief"
with an endeavor to turn the pursuing
crowd against some honest person
while the real thieves get away with
OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.
And still you haven't said a word
about this delightful weather takin.;
it all as a matter of course.
Now here is Rockefeller organizing
a paper trust It won t lie long beforj
the oil king will own all of us body
It is said Secretary Taft pays his own
way in his travels and gives no tips.
The secretary is big enough to tip
most any train lie rides on.
In vears no man lias been elect ; 1
governor of Iowa who was born in tho
state. And of the six judges of th-;
supreme court at the present time, not
one is Iowa born.
The "empirical and tentative meth
od" of reforming republican abuses,
recommended by Secretary Taft in
Ohio, seems to mean experimenting .
find how much the public will stand
and how long it will go on standing if.
Mortimer V. St ill well, the republican
nominee for state treasurer, of Old l
homa. has been closely identified with
New Jersey oil interests, and was re
ceiver for the Indian Territory Ilium"
nafing company several years ago. n
that capacity lie handled a larger sum
of motiev than was ever before handl
ed bv a receiver in Oklahoma.
Tlio TriiNt Tax l S.
Ten years of the Dingiey law shows
a tax of $:! a year on every man, w
nian and child in the United States.
That's only what was paid in buying
imported goods. The less direct tax
for high prices on domestic goods with
foreign competition throttled can never
be estimated, bu we may form some
idea of it by the size of the fortunes
accumulated by the magnates of the
steel trust, the leather trust, and the
The most reliable statisticians esti
mate that each family in the United
Slates pays an average of nearly $ 1 00
annually in increased profits to the
trusts in consequence of the protection
the tariff gives them.
Commenting on the recent dismissal
of Colonel Ayres from the army, the
Houston (Texas) Post remarks:
"From the rise to power of General
Corbin during the McKinley adminis
tration the official roster of the army
has undergone many changes due to
executive favoritism and the intrigues
of the war department's bureaucracy.
Many soldiers who served with (lis
unction in tlie civil ami Indian wars as
well as in the Spanish-American war
were summarily retired or denied pro
motion in order that rank fakirs like
Leonard Wood might be advanced be
yond their im rits. Soldiers who re
sented such ill treatment, as Schley
resented it in the navy, have been
given the 'hot end of the poker,' to use
modern vernacular, ami their efforts, to
obtain justice have not availed because
the power that dominated the war dc
paitment has likewise dominatid the
legislative department of the govern
ment." The case of General Miles is also
memorable. The army lias been so
completely demoralized by the military
quackery of Roosevelt and his satel
lites that it needs a complete reorgan
Among the democratic spellbinders
who are tf take tho stump for the
democratic ticket in Oklahoma this fall
are Congressman Champ Clark, of Mi---fiouri,
William .1. Bryan, of Nebraska.
Congressman Hamlin, of Missouri,
Senator Bob Taylor, of Tennosee, lien,
ry T. Kaiuey, of Illinois, and Charles
A. Towne, formerlv member of con
gress from Minnesota and later from
It is understood that Congressman
George W. Prince of Galesburg, is uo'
to have smooth sailing in bis district
in the next campaign. An effort is liv
ing made to bring out a candidate :n
each of the counties of the district
and then arrange some combination
calculated to place Pro. Prince on tho
retired list. 15. M. Chiperfield is tho
leading spirit and represents Fulton
county in the plan. He hopes L. A.
.larman will take up the burden for
Schuyler county in all probability.
Other counties have not yet been
heard from. Adams county is on very
good terms with Prince and is satis
fied to have .lolin S. ( ruttemlcu as
member of the state board of eipiaiizt
tion and it may be hard to build up i
fight in that county.
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md tlie measles settled in my stomach
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had it not been for tho use of Cham
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but a few hours longer, but thanks to
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I have written the above through sim
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The IH.I ot f 11(1 IViin.vpaekei- Would
Be I'i'ckn Mii..Ici-.
Samuel W. Pcnnypaeker was gover
nor tif the state of Pennsylvania an 1
his administration was remarkable for
Mr. Pennypacker used his exertions
and had passed through the legislature
of the state of Pennsylvania the moot
drastic libel law that has been placed
upon the statutes of any state of tie.
union for many a year. This is the on
circumstance that stands out as tit
most prominent in Mr. Pennypacker's
uncertain administration. Under Mr
Pennypacker's law it would have bee.i
impossible for a newspaper to look out
for the welfare of the people and criii
size any action of any set of grafteis
without subjecting the publisher and
editor to a penitentiary offense. II
even advocated hanging, drawing an.i
quartering of newspaper men on gen
The next circumstance that makes
Mr. Pennypacker's administration
memorable, not only In his state, but
throughout the United States, is the
fact that while he was governor of the
state of Pennsylvania, that state suf
fered from the most gigantic corrupt
job of state house building and grap
(hat has ever been handed out to any
fctate in the union. A commission
which has recently Investigated the
matter has recommended the indict
ment of nine of the most promine-it
men of Pennsylvania, who. during
Pennypacker's administration were re
sponsible for the corruption in connec
tion with the erection of the sta'e
house, and Mr. Pennypacker, himself,
a very narrow margin In not be-
The twolfth president of tho United States was born In Orange county. Va.,
In 17S4. He grew up in Kentucky. He was an oflicer in the United Slates
army from iso.s until bis election to the presidency in IS is as the Whig candi
date, (ieneral Taylor's election was dtte to the reputation be won in the
Mexican war, from which lu: returned with a remarkable scries of victories
to bis eredif. He was known to his men as "Old Kuiigh and Beady." Presi
dent Taylor died in otiice after serving sixteen months. During bis brief occu
pancy of the presidential otiice the opposing iarty bad a plurality in congress.
President Taylor's fame rests chiefly upon bis military career, culniina!i'.ijj
with bis crest victory at Buena Vista.
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kind and after using the doctors' rem-l
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THE STORM TELE
"Everybody Should Know."
says C. u. Hays, a prominent business
man at Bluff, Mo., that Bucklen's Ar
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I've used it anil know what I'm talking
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WE DO MAKE CLOTHES IN
OUR OWN WORKSHOP.
FURNISH THE UNION LABEL
Not Only That
BUT WE SAVE YOU FROM $5
TO $10 ON A SUIT OR OVERCOAT.
Illinois Theater Building, 1600
Notice Our fall and winter lins
of woolens is now being shown.
Lavonia Mills was preparing for her
wedding. In a room littered with
scraps of fabrics and half made wom
an's apparel sat her mother and sev
eral other women plying needles. It
was early summer and stilling hot.
Idstant thunder rumbled.
"We're going to have a storm," said
Lavouia, rising and going to tiie win
dow. "Gracious, how black! And
what a whirling of clouds! It's going
to be a windstorm."
There is something terrifying in the
ai'!roaeh of these summer storms. The
unnatural stillness, broken only by an
ominous uiutter.and the inky cloud b:r.:k
growing rapidly in size as it conies,
however ninny times we have seen
them, will still excite trepidation. It
was so with Lavonia Mills. There
was a sinking of the heart as she
looked out at the black imt:V from
whose bosom occasionally darted an
The women remained motionless.
scarcely able to distinguish one anoth
er in an appalling midday darkness.
Branches were lashing one another:
tree trunks wwc cracking; the wind
was one wild shriek. The storm bad
lasted some minutes when above Pais
confusion of noises a ring was beard
at the telephone on the floor below. It
struck upon those who heard it like a
kneil. Lavonia whitened, hesitated,
then went downstairs and took up the
"Sweetheart!" came a voice which
she recognized as that of Henry
Thursfoii, hm- lover. Without asking
a question the voice went on hurried
ly: "The (something she could not
distinguish) Is under the lloor in the
stable, in the left band stall as you
(unintelligible). F.vcrything there.
Everything, everything." There was
more which was drowned by throar
of the storm, ending in what might
be a burst of laughter or a succession
of wails, then silence. Lavonia caded
eagerly, fearfully, again and agaiti,
but could get nothing further.
Henry Thurston bad no blood rela
tives except Knoch and I.ydia Thurs
ton, the children of his father's older
brother. These cousins were grown
when Henry was born. Henry owned
a line farm and was supposed to pos
sess other piviKM-ty to which Enoch
and Lydia were heirs-at-law. They
were selfish and crafty and had for
years Ik-cii watching Henry to see
that be did not marry, thereby placing
an heir or heirs between him and
them. Aliont the time he came of
age they broke up one or two Incipi
ent love affairs, for Henry was too
young and they were too crafty to let
him see that they were the prime
movers in the ruptures. Henry was
thirty-five years old when he became
engaged to Lavonia Mill, and by this
time he knew well the game that was
being played by his cousins. They
had settled themselves In his house
at the death of his father when he
was a mere lad, and upon attaining
man's estate he bad found it imiios
sible to get them out. Soon after his
engagement lie had served them a
notice to quit, and, knowing that a
woman was to be the manager of
the household, they had prepared to
stny and struggle for the mastery.
The day after the storm Lavonia
Mills harnessed up the rockaway and
drove over to the Thurston farm.
When nearing the house she saw a
long streamer of Mnck crajie hanging
from the knocker, and her heart sank i
within her. Hurrying up the roadway
to. tlie bouse, she saw Enoch coming
out of the door. lie told her ibat dur
ing the storm Henry Thurston was
driving through a wood. A troe had
been blown down and killed him.
For a time grief at the loss of one to
whom she was to have been married
within a few days absorbed every fuel
ing. Then when she had become re
signed to her loss she could not but
feel the hardship of her position. Had
the marriage ceremony taken place she
would have been Thurston's heir. As it
was, she must plod on, as she had long
lived, in poverty. She wrote to Lydia
Thurston asking for some memento
from trinkets Henry bad left and re
ceived for reply that there was noth
ing which could be spared. Then she
beard that the cousins were taking pos
session of the property as heirs-at-law.
Lavonia was chie'l.. taken i:p with U
strange wonder at her lover's last mes-
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sage to her by telephone and what it
meant. She inquired of the different
farmers living near where he had been
killed, but could not h am that he bad
used any of Iheir phones. P'.it the mes
sagehow could she obey it? Tho cous
ins were in possession and would not
permit her to do so. Then she beard
that Henry's estate had not proved
liearry so large as had been expected.
Henry's words suddenly had for her a
One night, armed with n few carpen
ter's tools, she went to the Thurston
farm, sawed a hole in the stable door,
opened it. took up a board in the stall
described in her lover's message and
found ii tin box. Having carried it
home, she opened it to tind a goodly
package of bonds and, better than all,
a will signed by Henry leaving all bis
property to her, but enjoining her to
provide for bis cousins.
The telephone message by which the
location of the box was communicated
remains a mystery. Parmer Atkins,
who lives nearest the seem? of the trag
edy, declares that be beard a voice in
the telephone room or something that
sounded like a voice, but on account
of the electrical disturbance did not
dare to go in and investigate. A man
might have passed tbrough the dark
ness into the bouse unnoticed, but there
Is no evidence that Thurston left bis
team, and he was killed instantly.
And when our slock has been
arranged wo will show the most
complete line it has ever been
our pleasure to place before' our
patrons. We are now located in
our old quarters. 211-211', which
have entirely been rearranged.
We shall be pleased to have yo,i
call and look over our slock and
the styles for tlie coming sea
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Railroad to Iceland.
The Icelandic government has finally
decided to build a railroad in Iceland.
It will be about l."i milis long and run
through ii fertile part of the country.
It is said that a similar road was plan
ned some years ago by an American
but it fell through. U' von contemplate
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Phone W738 K.
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Tickets on sale daily, from September 1 to October 31.
Through tourist sleeping cars from Chicago, St. Louis.
Kansas City, Omaha and intermediate points.
$5 for a Word.
Read Offer in Friday's
COLON A SAND
Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar
and Trimmings a Specialty.
For cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color
the wall with, alkali, etc.. Flans
sent us for estimates will re
ceive careful attention and be
returned at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. & Q. rail
road. Trains No. 5 and 10 will
stop and let visitors off and on.
Bridge Stone, Corn Crib Blocks
and Foundation Stone, any size
Samples of stone and photos
of buildings can be seen at
Room 12, Mitchell & Lynde
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager,
Rock island or Colona, III.
Ark for desc
Telrpbunr, Old M.
l iptive booklet telling all
and rates and tourist
Telephone, New 6170
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L. D. MUDGE,
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS RANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Four Ver Cent Interest Paid oa Deposits.
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M. S. Heagy,
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II. H. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Robinson,
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