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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postufflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached tor publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, September 2, 1907.
The laborer is worthy of his hire
and hio holiday.
Curious how littlu we have heard
about those "others also spoke" at tlu
Province! own celebration.
It is surmised that the big stick did
not get cut while the president was
sawing wood at Oyster Hay.
That is a very discriminating publi
cation which last week referred to
"trade unionists and wage earners."
these 'deposits' not for the accomni?
dation of the government but tor the
accommodation of the banks, are they
not essentially loans? The secretary
of the treasury who makes these free
loans in the deceptive name of 'de
posits,' is the same man who as chair
man of the republican national com
mittee three years ago received 'de
posits' of private money for campaign
purposes from financial pirates not
many degrees removed from some o"
the banks in whicli he now 'deiKJsita'
public money. Can that interchange
of politico-financial courtesies bo
called 'mutual banking?' "
The people whose money is being
thus juggled for the benefit of the few.
furnish funds to promote many get-rieh-cpiick
schemes, but what do they
think of the government becoming
party to one such scheme?
TICKER FOR CONGRESS.
The west with its wheat and con
and the south with its cotton are both
asking Wall street. "Who's afraid?"
Indianapolis is to have a convention
Of onion growers. Let's see! That's
where cigarets are interdicted by law,
Irrespective ofs partisan sentiment
everybody in America will wish iliy
longest of our globe trotters a delight
ful voyage and a safe return.
Our Cuban Trade.
The American trade with Cuba dur
ing the fiscal year just ended aggre
gated almost $luti,!MH!,iiu(( the import.
from the island having amounted to
$97,441,tlDO and the exports thither
from this country to $ i:t,:;or,L7 1. Com
pared with llto::, the last year prior
to the conclusion of the reciprocry
treaty with Cuba, the imports from
the island show an increase of oO per
cent and the exports to the island
from the United States an increase of
about U.j per cent. In the same
period of four years our imports from
other parts of the world have increas
ed about lit per cent and our export:,
approximately :'H per cent.
A more convincing argument for
letting down the barriers and encour
aging reciprocity in trade conk!
scarcely be found.
Tapes In All Committee Rooms to Re
port Events on Floor.
The ticker for congress is the latest
wrinkle devised to lighten the burden
of the heavily laden congressman. In
struments quoting the market of the
New York Stock Exchange will be
placed. In the committee rooms when
the uew office buildings are completed,
says a Washington special to the New
The distance between the office build
ings and tho capitol is several hundred
feet, and the ticker will save the con
gressman walking this distance many
times n day. The idea is to employ a
trained newspaper man to watch the
proceedings on tlu floor of the house
and senate and send the reports out ou
the ticker. The house oilice building
will be ready for use during the next
That some ambitious congressman
might accidentally have his tape ma
chine connected with the Wall street
tickers is a suggestion of wickedness in
a natioual legislator that is purely con
jectural. A Progressive Farmer's Stunt.
Mllas Overcash. a young und pro
gressive farmer of Rowan county. X.
C, has discovered a way to keep from
being exposed to the sun's burning
rays while plowing, says a Charlotte
(X. C.) correspondent of the Atlanta
Journal, l'assersby recently saw Mr.
Overcash hard lit work plowing with
tin umbrella strapped to his back.
THE TWO POSSESSORS.
BIG 'WOLF HUNT.
He Was Cruel.
Mrs. Xnbbons-My husband Is n per
fect brute. Friend You ninaze me.
Mrs. Nubians Since the baby began
teething nothing would quiet the little
angel but pulling his papa's beard, and
yesterday he went and had his beard
shaved off. London Tit-Bits.
Reggy (fervently) Ah, Miss Rose,
when I gaze on you iuy mind wanders.
Miss Rose (with a yawn) What a pity,
Reggy, the rest of you doesn't keep up
with your mind. London Express.
Arkansas and Indian Territory Hounds
to Contest This Fall.
What promises to be the last great
wolf hunt in the Indian Territory will
Original I nnu at .uiiiiib uiu, - it
Thr. mnrninir smi n-nn shintnir flown : WOCK. 1U UClODer or tne oral u.iys oi
on Mrs. Westervelfs country place. It ' 1oveuiU''' 8i,ys the am'f CUy Sl,iU''
, , . , . , , The hunt will be for championship
glistened on the roof of her house, on , , . . , , , , ... ..
. 4 , , . ' honors between Arkansas and Iudiau
the leaves of the trees and tie plants . Xerritorv homuU ttml will be the best
in the flower beds. Mrs. Westervelt J two out of turw? chaseS( with twentv
hnd opened all the windows, put five dogs on each side. The details are
pillows on the sill and left tho beds now 1)e,ng arraugei between Rolcrt
open for the regular daily airing. She ; Galbreath, the millionaire Glenn pool
had servants to do her bidding, but oil OIerator, representing Indian Ter
there were certain duties she reserved ; riU)rv K1,ortsmeUi alui -Coin" Harvev
ror nerseir. sue was an excellent
housekeeper and especially particular
as to cleanliness and fresh air.
Mrs. Westervelt had at seventeen
loved a man of thirty-five. He never
knew that she loved him. He drifted
away from her and married. Later
she gave her hand to a man of means.
Her heart was like a clock that had
stopped, or, rather, beat for her first
and only love.
Mrs. Westervelt wns In one of tho
upper rooms dusting her own especial
memento trinkets when she heard car
riage wheels on the gravel driveway
and a vehicle stop at tho front porch.
Then u maid came up and said that a
gentleman had been driving and had
coilapsed in his carriage. His coach
man bogged that be be allowed to rest
at the house. Mrs. Westervelt went
downstairs and out to the carriage.
There, his head resting on the cush
ions, his eyes half closed, his white
locks falling ou his forehead, was the
man she had loved in her youth had
In a few minutes servants had car
ried the Invalid to a divan, where he
lav nroimed with pillows while Mrs.
i of Moute Xe, representing Arkansas
When asked how the contest would
be arranged and what prizes would be
offered Mr. Galbreath replied:
"Our hounds are. In my judgment,
superior to the foxhounds of Arkan
sas when it conies to running and
lighting wolves. Furthermore, our
dogs .ire accustomed t prairie chasing,
while those of Arkansas run in ihe
hills and rocks and will probably be
unable to cope with our licet footed
"The only prize offered is a silver
cup by Dr. W. E. Smith of the Collins
ville Commercial club, valued at $loo.
This cup will be sufficient iiidueeineut.
as It will represent championship hon
ors and will be hotly contested for.
There will probably be fifty good dogs
ou cither side, but only twenty-live
will participate iu any one race. The
judge will be selected on the day we
meet, which has not yet been definitclv
J agreed upon, but will likely be Oct. "S.
"We will chase across several large
pastures around ColIInsviUe, which will
furnish great sport not only to dog
fanciers, but visitors as well. 1 un-
..1... i 1
westervelt miaisiereu io mm. pu.,-, Bume thls ht tue lilst wof hlmI ,()
sleian came und pronounced the heart ; 1)0 heId lu whlt u uow. lhp Ill(!i.ln
so feeble that the old man could not j coutryf but in western Oklahoma and
i.o movea, at least ror a nine, wuuoui Tes.ls u .
The Newspaper Cuki.
Like everything else, the cost of
making a newspaper has increased.
A dozen or so years ago the getting
out of a paper was comparatively in
expensive. Help was cheap, paper
stock was low, and less reading mat
ter was required. Today printers get
60 per cent more in wages than they
got 12 years ago. Tho price or paper
stock has risen fully a third and Li
The introduction of the linotype
into newspaper offices was felt to be
the downfall of compositors, but time
has shown that there are more men
and women at work today on news
papers than ever before, says the
Lowell, Mass., Telegram. The reason
is that newspapers give more reading
and a larger and better paper in every
way than was the case in former
There is nothing on the market
that people get so much of for their
money as they do in newspapers -it
the present time. It is rich in news,
full iu entertainment, indeed, a neces
sity for the counting room, the store
arjd the home.
With this increase iu the cost f
preparing and getting out papers wit)
certainly come increased rates of ad
vertising for the merchants, for there
is nothing else left for the papers tj
WhoNP loncy is This?
Under the caption "Light Fingered
Financiering" the Chicago "Public,"
a paper printed in the interest of the
people and in antagonism to graft, or
ganized and individual, has the follow
ing pertinent comment upon the gov
ernment bank deposit system:
"To certain banks of certain cities
me aon uiisiraiion has arranged o
lend government money in lar;
amounts without interest, whicli thos-i
hanks will lend in turn to their cu
torn era with interest. We say that the
administration 'lends this public
money to those banks; but the admin
istration explains that it 'deposits'
the money. Yes. but when individu
als 'deposit' money in banks they do
so for their own accommodation. To
do It for the accommodation of th
lank would make it a loan. Since
then, the administration is making
H. J. Toner. A. L. Anderson.
Private wires to New York and
109 Main Street, Davenport.
Phone West 407.
Between two clubmates as to the
merits of this, that, of tho other
beverage as a chaser or as a
drink by itself, always ends in
endorsing the Carse & Ohlweiler
company's brand, whatever the
choice Ginger Ale, Irou Brew,
Lemon, Sarsaparilla, Coca-Cola,
or the like. Club members are
aware, many families know that
our bottling is tantamount to
purity. You'll know if you send
for a case.
Carse & Ohlweiler
Cor. Eleventh St. and Fifth Ave.
Old phone west 14, new phone
serious risk, and Mrs. Westervelt per
puaded him to remain for an indefinite
period, lie had broken down while
making a tour from the city in his car
riage, not Ieing able to endure the
excitement of a train. His wife was
herself an Invalid, and his children
were occupied with families of their
own. His stay at Mrs. Westervelfs
proved his last sojourn on earth.
He was carried to a liedrooiu up
stairs. From a window he could look
upon a height of laud, ou the crest
of which were forest trees. He would
lie looking up at these trees, watching
their topmost branches sway in the
wind. Is there anything more sooth
ing than a slow, monotonous motion
hither, thither; hither, thither; hither,
One morning Mrs. Westervelt brought
a likeness of herself taken forty years
before and showed it to lilm. It was
a daguerreotype The skirt of her
dres3 was covered with little flounces,
and on her head was a bonnet. The
hair was parted in tho middle of her
head and smoothed down on each side.
The face was young. Innocent, loving.
He asked who the girl was. Mrs.
Westervelt sighed, closed the case and
put the picture away.
Again she asked him If ho remem
bered Agues Lee. He pondered and
said no. Then she referred to several
Incidents that had occurred when he
I had known her. At last she touched
J upon one that he remembered. They
j had been out together on horseback.
! Uer horse had thrown her, and he had
l picked her up for dead. The impres
I slon stamied upou his brain by this
j incident eerved as a spark to kindle
a flame. A succession of memories
' sprang up in his mind.
"I rememlK-r," he said. "She was
j Agnes Lee, a lieautlful girl, a lovely
girl! nut I have no recollection or
her face or figure. Singular," he add
ed musingly, "how the past fades. I
remember one evening that I came
very near making love to Agnes Lee.
I checked myself in time. I was mid
way between thirty anil forty, while
she was not long out of short dresses.
It's more than a quarter of a century
since the Incident has occurred to me.
What a life she would have had had
she married me with all my vicissi
tudes! And now that I'm a broken old
man she would be burdened with my
care. What a lucky escape for her:"
He felt a hand stealing over his.
"Yes," said the woman beside him,
"she would have been in my place."
One day, while he was looking out
upon the crest of the hill, he said to
"I have a wish. I dare say it can't
bo gratified. I would like when my
spirit goes outward that my body
should pass to a resting place up there
nnder those tree's."
"You can have your wish." she re
plied. "The hill Is Included within
Letters came from the old man s
children thankiug her for her kindness
to their father. They would gladly
have remunerated her, but surmised
that such a course would be out of
the question. A son was abroad and
a daughter on the Pacific coast
Neither could come to him without
seriously disarranging their plans
Their mother was an invalid herself
and unable to nurse him
The man died In tho arms of the
woman who had ministered to him
She wrote his children that he had
expressed a wish to be burled on her
premises and asked permission to car
ry out his desire. It was granted.
His life had belonged to two women.
The one had possessed forty years of
It, the other but a few weeks of its
close. The one loved him for the peri
od of her married life, the other for
her whole existence. The one had
him living; the other possesses him In
death. She can see his grave from
her window and keeps it perpetually
green. Furthermore, she has the com
fort of having nursed him tenderly for
the last few weeks of his life.
P. A. MITCIIEL.
hunts. Fanners are fast settling
the big pastures, and the large bl:
wolves are leaving the country."
Steam Plows In Indiana.
Steam plows are a probability for
farms In southwestern Indiana, says an
Evansville (Ind.) correspondent of the
Indianapolis Xews. The first one has
already been introduced in Illinois
across the Wabash river anil Is expect
ed to revolutionize the plowing part of
farm work in the neighborhood as well
as In border counties of Indiana. Iavis
McClary of Lawrence county. 111., who
has bought the uew steam plow, will
contract to break ground, just as the
owner of a thrashing outfit takes the
contract to thrash a farmer's grain.
The machine is of twenty-live horse
power and rrill plow ten furrows at a
time, euch fourteen inches wide. It
will be operated day and night during
the plowing season and has a capacity
of thirty acres every twelve hours.
The Touch That Heals.
Is the touch of Uucklcii's Arnica
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ver compounded. No matter how-
old the sore or ulcer is, this salve wid
ure it. For . burns, scalds, cuts,
wounds or piles, it has no equal. (Suar-
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Will show with regular instruments which are
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fire alarm bells. Showing how railway acci
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