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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
flecond avenue, Rock Island, I1L En
Ured at the postofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, September 21, 1907.
Everybody fur Rock Island and Roc,
Island fur everybody.
The com optimist still lias the he-tf
of it; tor winch we are all duly thank
Whistling may be a
claimed, hut ii isn't a
we regret to note.
lust art, as
A Seattle thief was shot nine timns
by a detective. The officer probably
thought he was taking the lives ol a
The season is close at hand when
the longhaired football player wb!
rnee w ith the red devil automobile in
the fatality column.
Even TaTt. the :tii pounder, wasn't
heavy enough either physically or po
litically to keep from being thrown by
bucking broncho Oklahoma.
Chicago and Oklahoma have spoken.
Now let us hear from Cleveland. If
Tom Johnson wins, which he ought o
do. the democrats will enjoy their
Thanksgiving turkey with exquisite
It . has developed that when P.i'h'
Sunday's hoy was-bom ho called hr.i
Harlan, because the evangelist was
then holding a meeting at Harlan.
Iowa. Now the .Hurlington Gazette i.
naturally curious to know whew hi
was holding meetings when his daugh
ter Helen was born.
The Retail Merchants' association
cf Xewcasile, Ind., has placed a bat;
on all forms of advertising schems.
exci pt the newspapers. This associa
tion has declared that circulars, hand-
and other devices fur advertising
unniolitable. and that the news
jt i:; the best and most satisfac
medium through which to advo-
in order to reach the public.
Tiie Washington Herald says thc-o
ai: six members of the old confede -ate
congress who survive and are i:
good health. They are .John (Joode. of
Viij-.ir.ia, Judge John Y. Wright of
Columbia. Trim., Judge Roger A. Pryer
of N'ew York. Colonel Arthur S. C01
ar of Nashville, John I). C. Atkins
of Paris, Tenn., and (leorge E. Jones
of Florence, Ala.
Captain William V
corps of engineers,
army, and foi mcrly
may expect trouble,
had the temerity to
of til i
in unequivocal denouncement, of the
plan to send American warships c"
the far Pacific. Captain Judson may
be "called upon the carpet" and be
reprimanded for his criticisms, bur
nevertheless there is truth in what, ho
The Plague in India.
The bubonic plague is not making
anv niwress in San Francisce). but it
is causing great mortality in India.
Plague and famine are the twin
curses of India, and it would be diffi
cult indeed to gauge the relative ele
structiveness of these terrible sceuirges
Of the later, fortunately, there has
been comparatively littlo during the
past few years; but, unfortunately, the
plague epidemic seems almost ineradi
cable from the soil of Hindostan. The
figures, indeed, are absolutely appall
ins. The latest returns, issued in the
form of a blue-book, give the followin
lotals for the past seven years:
lsyft 13!), 0110
As will be seen, the figures for 1905
showed a distinctive Improvement over
those of 1901, and for 190G there was
a further gain, but those for the pres
ent year will, It is feared, show record
.proportions. In the first three and a
half months of 1907 no fewer than
495,000 deaths from plague have been
lecorded, the heaviest monthly mor
tality yet. reported during the epl -
demic, which has claimed fully five
niilliuu victims since 1S'J7, when the
epidemic first became acute. Enor
mous sums have been spent and aie
still being spent by the Indian govern
ment with the object of rooting out
this scourge, but, so far as can be
seen, their efforts have proved of little
The terrible havoc of the plague l
Poona in PtoG is described by Dr. W.
.1. Simpson, the famous authority on
that disease, in a memorandum includ
ed in "Correspondence Regarding
.Measures for the Prevention of
Plague." Poona in l0ij must have
been remarkably like London during
the great plague of 1G(3. "I have never
witnessed such heartrending scenes
of distress, despair and desolation,"
says Dr. Simpson. "The town had th-3
appearance of a deserted city. The
streets were silent; many of them had
not a single inhabitant visible. The
only sounds which occasionally broke
the silence-, as we passed through
street after street, were the noise ar.d
clang of the funeral processions and
the wailing and cries of the mourner.
of houses in which a death had oc
curred. I doubt if the undercurrents
and serious political nnd social con
sequences of the devastation which
plague is, causing are. fully realized.
It is not a mere question of so many
deaths, but the sickness, the suffer
ing, the despair, and the losses and
the evils entailed thereby, engender
other evils, and a discontent which it
is difficult for any government to meet,
however anxious it may he lor the
welfare of its subjects." On the day
Dr. Simpson inspected the Poona reg
isters !0 deaths occurred before hoop.
In one day 175 people perished of
plague, the equivalent of T.uilO people
I'ai'inei's C 11 pro! cried.
It is perhaps not generally known
that there wrs imported into the
United States during the fiscal year
1!)0(5. 70.S71'.17'.t pounds of cotton of Up
value of $lu.S7S.i::::, which makes t he
price' 1". :,-10 cents a jiouml in tho
country from which imported. It i
estimated that there will be imported
from Egypt alone this year about 11V
(Miii bales of cotton, which will cost
about ?.lo,ii(iii.ii(iii as the Egyptian cot
ton being long staple of the sea-islan 1
variety, it sells for a much highe
price than our upland cotton. This
imported cotton only competes wi'ii
our sea-island product and as there U
not sufficient of that quality raised
here to supply the demand, it u pvorv
ablo that the price of the home pro
duct is not reduced by those imports.
As there is no tariff on cotton th"
Southern planter is not protected from
competition, but as ho is now reoci.--i"g
a fair price for his product, with a
rising market, he is making money.
Tile republican theory of protecting:
the wheat farmer with a tariff of 2."
cents a bushel is shown, by the lov
price of wheat (hiring the past year,
to me useless, because no product can
be protected from competition, by plac
ing a tariff tax on it. of which thei i
is a surplus that must be sold abroad.
Our surplus of both cotton and wheat
must be sold in the markets of t-.o
world in competition with the surplus
of other countries and the demand in
those markets regulates the orice of
the whole cron wherever crown and
The tariff tax on wheat was not in
cluded in the Dingier law to mot set
the wheat fanner, but as a deceptive
snare to hue him to continue to vo'e
the republican ticket and the repub
lican leaders who enacted a tariff 0:1
wheat knew they were trying to de
ceive the wheat farmer when thev put
it into the law. They would have lik?-
wise placed a tariff tax on cotton to
try and deceive the cotton grower, but
as these were all democrats such a
tariff tax would have necn politically
The growing political independence
eif the farmers ef the wheat-growing
states has been brought about by then
discovery that the protection does not
protect the farmer, but does impose n
heavy tax on mm tiy the htgli prices
that the tariff prettected trusts charg.
for what he buys. These intelligen
farmers who have always supported
democratic policies know this and now
their republican neighbors are also
having their eyes opened.
Tax-lMlginjr in Chicago.
Such a time as the omnipresent tax
dodger is having in Chicago mw. The
personal property assessment will be
over $100,0(10,01)0, and at least $100,000
of welcome cash will be added to the
city and county funds by dis.ceiverieu
which have been made. The probate
court records have proved gold mines
of revenue, for they have told tales on
some of the departed patriots who had
scheduled little or no property before
death, but left estates that amounted
to fortunes. One man who died In
April, each year had paid faxes on but.
$500 of property, the items of the
"$500" being given by the executor's
Inventory as follows: Moneys, $14,
89G.24: stocks and bonds. $178,992.87;
clothes and jewels, $172.73;
policies, $21,C20.S7; notes
Seven estates, which had paid nj
taxes at all, were discovered to be
worth nearly a million dollars.
Among those who have filed com
plaints with the board of review is
Mrs. Hetty Green, the richest woman
in the United States, of whose $C0,
000.000 of wealth which she has ac
cumulated, over $10,000,000 is Invests.',
in Chicago. She can not be taxed cn
the $3,000,000 or so of mortgages on
Chicago property which she owns.
Among her realty is a building known
as tnc House or Miazes. tne rare
ly improves by building or repairing
iany real estate which she acquires.
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The twenty-second president of the United States (also called the twenty
fourth president because of his second election after an interim cf one presi
dential termt was lorn In lr;i7 at Caldwell, N. .1. He removed to I'.uffalo, N.
V., in his youth and became a lawyer. He was elected sheriff, mayor and
governor and in ISS-i was noiiunated for president by the Democratic party,
defeating .Tames !. I'daine. Four year later he was renominated, but was
beaten by P.en.iamin Harrison, whom be iu turn defeated hi 1S1. Since his
retirement he has lived at Princeton, X. J. ,
DAILY ST GUY
A MONTE CARLO CASE.
The hardest detective work I ever
did was at Monte Carlo. I was 110:
employed to ferret out intricate' cases,
but to watch people. The compan)
had its detectives -In look eut for its
interests, but I was not one of these.
I was employed by a jewelry firm.
They rented uvels. and my business
was to watch the people to whom they
rented. These renters of course were
usually women. They were liable to
be roblx'd or swindled, nnd 1 kept
them constantly under my ere to see
that this didjiot occur or that the
did not themseilres run away with tiid
One day while". I was! in the shop Ij
saw a handsomely dressed lady e-eme!
out of the private otliee o the heael o .
the tirm. ste-p into a carriage and elrive
away. My employer said to me:
"That is the Countess P.. 1 have hied
dealings with her family for years and
know her to be what she ivpivsents
herself. She' has coni'uled to me that
she expects te become engaged to a
very rich American. Her family are
wretchedly poor, and she finds it diffi
cult to keep up appearances necessary
to snare the bird she is after. I have
lent her money ami have rentetl her
a valuable pearl necklace. Take her
uneler your protecting wing."
Of course to watch people I was
obliged to be among them. I dressinl
faultlessly, gamble-. 1 ece-asional!y at
the tables anel spent loose change lav
ishly. That evening I spotted the
countess as she came out from dinner,
aud she was immediately joined by
the American. He was a distinguish
ed looking man and wore in his but
tonhole one of those American military
badges, either the Society of the Cin
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Miss Alice Teddy
I'm softer than
And if you'd like
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In Teddy Bear
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cinnati e"'i- the Loyal Legion. I don't
remember v. hi. h. He and the countess
went i:;:iiie-.!i::tc!.v in.o the gambling
to-mis. ai:'l tiie American began to bet.
the' com, less leokhig eu.
Ai'te : l-i.-'iMg r -nie iie-y l;e took odi
a pocket eherk book, wrote a check
and handed it to the couu'.ess. who
gave him some bills, declining the1
e-heck. No luck e-ame to him. and final-
lv the two arose fc.-w the fable's and
went out. Wlie-!) th" dancing cent
mem-eel I loosed fo'r flse e-oantess and
saw her whirling in the arms of the
American. T1h necklnce. seven strings
of pearls. Wi's clasped :;ronnd her iK'au
tiful nei-k. and she Mas by all means
the most striking tig-ire iu the room
The eminently vesjwtal -e appearance
of her partner .nV'S!eciMlly bis so
ciety bridge gave- me t'uil confidence in
him, for I have u,de':v',.o;l that to
'giin admission to 'the: i societies In
Ame-rica one must In investigated and
lie able te show a clean 1. rd. There;
lore so long as my lady was with no
one- else I fedt no necessity for a close1
I kept the' e-otintcss in sight for sev
eral days. The American was con
stantly with her. nm! I learned upon
inuuirv that he was a packer frem
Chicago.- I secured an introduction-te
him. and he told me he was a banket
in New York, but more especially a
promoter. His bearing toward the-
countess became more and more" (lv
voted. One evening 1 saw them, after
dancing, stroll eut on to a porch am
get info a dark corner. The lady wore
the necklace when slu went emt, but
when she returned a lace wrap about
her nee-k hid the jewe-fc-. Just before
entering the house' I saw her aelmirer
stand with her haul In his, looking
lovingly into her eyes. It appeared
that she hnel caught him.
As the couple passed me I purposely
brushed against the lady, deftly catch
in or at the wrap about her throat,
which extendeel eleiwn over her shoul
elers. I turned, bowed obseuuiouslv
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to hug a bear,
a hug.' y
and begged" pardon. ' My "object was
to discover if she still wore the neck-
ice. Her neck was perfectly bare.
I was thunderstruck. Had she been
robbed of it I would have heard her
cry out, for It could not hare been re
moved without her knowing it. My
impression was that her companion
had gained her confidence anil borrow
ed it. If his object was theft, I knew
he would be off to Taris to dispose of
After he parted with the countess
followed him. lie went straight to
the station and caught a train just
leaving. I boarded it myself, saw him
leave it at Paris and tracked hlra to a
About 11 o'clock the next morning he
went to a jeweler's and was bargain
ing for the sale of the necklace when I
On the morning after her departure
from Monte Carlo the countess called
on my employer and in a voice broken
with sobs told him that her American
had turned out a sharper, had given
her worthless checks for the money
she hael loaned him ami had dex
trously unclasped the necklace and dis
apjeared. On my return I found that the firm
did not doubt her story, but when I
old mine they changed their minds.
Sime the necklace was recovered and
the amount of money loaned was
small, considering her rank, they did
not prosecute her. Indeed, they relied
on me rather than the law for proteev
tion, and it would not have been to
their interest that the story should
become known. When confronted by
me and my reiiort that by disarranging
her wrap I had exposed her own part
In the fraud she broke down.
The American was no American at
all, but a younger son of a Brit is!.
nobleman, who had been a srood deal
In America and learned America
ways. His family came to his rescue
and the matter was hushed up. Had
the ruse been successful he would
have divided with the countess. She
Is still looking ftir a rich husband.
CH AUXCEY WA MD WELL.
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Feople of ltock Island who suffc-
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1 kidney remedy that can be depended
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a medicine for the kidneys only, ma b
tiom pure roots and herbs, and tho
miy one that is hacked by cures in
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Mrs. P. J. Wivill of 2319 Fifih ave
me. Hock Island. 111., says:
"We would not be without Doan's
Kidney Pills in the house. About 10
yeasr ago my husband was seriously
"roublcd with kidney complaint, lame
lack and limbs. Sharp shooting pains
caused him much annoyance. , He
could not stoop or lift-nuytiiing. . He
was also very much annoyed aecoii.U
if urniary weakness. The passages of
the kidney secretieins were far too fre
quent and he could neit control the-:.
rhe passage was also accompanied by
scalding sensation. A continual
lull pain up his back ke'pt. him froni
work. Many reunedies which he 1 11 3-1
ive him im relief until he learned of
Doan's Kidney Pills. He procured
bix of Deian's Kidney Pilis at the
Harper House pharmacy and obtained
relief after taking the first box. Ho
las never been trembled with kidney
complaint since. I have alsc us..l
Moan's Kidney Pills and they have had
the same effect on me. I believ.?
Moan's Kidney Pills are a reliable, safe
ind sure cure for kidney complaint."
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Foster-Milburn company, Buffalo, N. Y
sole agents for the l"niteel States.
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Take DeWitt's Kidney and BlaeLUr
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inflammation of the bladder. Sold by
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Old phone vest 14, new phone
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peak to Me Now.
HOW TO FIND JONES: GO TO HIS OLD STAND, THEN GO
THE WAY THE SUN SETS JUST FIVE DOORS. THE NEW
NUMBER IS 1609 SECOND AVENUE, ROCK ISLAND. THEN
I KNOW YOU WILL NOT BLAME ME FOR MOVING, FOR THE
BUILDING AND LOCATION ARE NICE ENOUGH FOR A
BANK INSTEAD OF A SECOND-HAND STORE.
TALK ABOUT PEOPLE SWELLING UP. DID YOU EVER
HEAR OF ANYBODY GETTING SO SWELLED AS TO BREAK
THE FLAGSTONES IN FRONT OF HIS STORET THAT'S
JUST WHAT JONES, THE SECOND-HAND AND LOAN MAN,
DID. THE STONE WEIGHED OVER TWO TONS. PRETTY
BIG STONES PRETTY BIG STORY BUT COME AND SEE
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PAYING $16,000 FOR A SEC
OND HAND STORE? NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR MY CUS
TOMERS. I WILL BE GLAD TO SHOW YOU THROUGH Ml
PLACE OF BUSINESS, WHICH IS THE LARGEST, FINEST
NEATEST AND MOST ATTRACTIVELY ARRANGED SEO
OND HAND, STORE WITHIN A THOUSAND MILES OF ROCK
ISLAND. , j . I
DROP IN AND SEE ME. I HAVE THE STORE. I HAVE
THE GOODS. I HAVE THE MONEY.
1609 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
PHONES: W.706-Y; 5182. 1609 SECOND AV.f ROCK ISLAND
And you can't pay them? Maybe on this account, tio, you are depriv
ing the patient of medical attention or care or some delicacy which he
or she craves and which would doubtless assist in a prompt receivery.
To nesU'ct a patient in any of these ways may prore a seriems matter,
and there is no excuse fer it.
Of course, the expenses in a case of illness frequently are heavier
than the purse can stand; but if they could be paid out a little a
month for three or six memths or a year, one-'s regular income could
take care nf the matter without difficulty. That's the way you can re
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and the-n you will have only one creditor to pay. Half the money rem
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We advance the money privately on furniture, pianos, horses,
wagons, cows, etc., -and the property stays in your possession. Better
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Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. and Saturday evenings. Telephone
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