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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1907.
not govern. But with this republican
legislature, maue up largely vi rciju un
published Daily and Weekly at 1624 can professional politicians, it is very
iecond avenue. Rock Island, I1L En- probable that the demands of the poll
tared at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 ccnta per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
ticians will be given greater attention
than the demands of the people.
Governor Deneen should, and per
haps will, send a special message to
the legislature on this subject, demand
ing the enactment of the right kind
of law. The legislature should re
spond by enacting a law that is com
A KNOTTHAT REMAINED TIED.
bave real name attached for publica
tion. No Buch articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
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character, political or religious, must P,fte and comprehensive and hat can
siauu me scrutiny oi uiu tuun.
The democrats of Illinois stood with
the people In the matter of a direct
primary law, and the democratic mem
bers of the legislature stood almost
solidly in opposition to the unconsti
tutional. unreasonable and ineffective
law which has been knocked out when
it was up for passage in the legisla
ture. Now let the legislature take th.3
democrats into their counsel, and let
a law be enacted that will mcet the
demands of the people.
Monday, October 7, 1907.
Get in line for the Hennepin canal
All does not seem to be as well in
the canal zone as the administration
reports would have us believe.
Milk dealers who are being con
victed of watering milk have evidently
mistaken thoir calling. They should
have been Wall street frenzied nnaa-clers.
Melvin Smith of Owensville, Intl.,
ate 48 bananas, two pounds of bologn i
and one pound of crackers at a sitting,
and became dangerously ill. Cause
If those "reassuring signs" that fi
nancial authorities are seeing couil
be tacked up on the walls of grocery
and provision stores, it would hearten
the public wonderfully.
If those Congregational preachers
are right the Chicago 400 are worse
than the New York crowd. But than'
goodness there are only MO of them
and they are all republicans.
The colored vote is said to be gravi
tating towards Tom Johnson for mayor
of Cleveland, because the president
came out for Burton. Thus do politi
cal chickens come home to roost.
A government census report on the
vessels exceeding five tons on the Mis
sissippi river and its tributaries, cover
ing last year, makes the total 9,093
without including fishing craft. These
vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of
4,5uO,(m, are valued at $23,500,000,
handled 20,000,000 tons of freight, car
ried 13,000,000 passengers and had in
come for tlie year ended with last De
cember of $17,000,000. These figures
are a sufficient answer to the charge
that there is nothing doing on the wa
ters of the Mississippi valley. A lonely
stretch on some river where neglect
has demoralized water traffic is a mis
leading basis on which to form a gen
eral judgment. That the waterways
have been slighted is true, but that
commerce has deserted or condemned
them is a wholly erroneous notion.
What the western rivers need, adds
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, are chan
nels open the year round and boats
best adapted to the economics of trans
portation. Until the permanent chan
nels are assured the boats will not be
j num. ii noes noi pay iu lie up mm id
on account of low water, discharge the
crews, and be subject to the heavy
losses of delay. The cause on such
fatal interruptions to business can be
removed by river improvement, and
the American people have resolved
that the obstruction shall be ended.
Although the depth of water in the Mis
sissippi and its branches is but little
different from that originally provided
by nature, nearly 10.000 craft manage
to pick up a living. The river trade is
not dead, though waiting for the time
when it will have a chance to be thor
oughly alive. Its magnitude then will
surprise the world when the census de
partment presents the facts.
There were 1,320 artificial ice plants
In the United States in 19o3, the cen
sus bureau reports as against four in
1870. Old fashioned winter will kindly
take notice of his approaching superfluity.
A glass of sherry was the appetizer
Riven at the Roosevelt luncheon in the;
Hotel Jefferson at St. Louis, and a
pony of brandy closed the prandial
exercises. Teddy and toddy seem to
BOTH WERE TRICKY.
There will have to be a showdow l
pretty soon by the republican players
in the presidential pack-pot, for Tiifi
and Cortelyou are both intent on rais
ing the limit and forcing President
Roosevelt to lay down or show his
American coal is to be used for the
battle ships going to the Pacific, if
the cost does not exceed 50 per cent
more than the tenders for foreign
coal. That would seem to be giving
the coal trust more than its share of
protection. But President Roosevelt
has so ordered.
The man who saw two moons isn t
In it with the crew of the Ijonuon
Bteamship Georgian, who declare to a
man that, as they approached Boston
harbor, they saw seven whales at one
time off the starboard bow. Now ii
it had been off "port" the delusioi
might have been explained by conditions.
A Bit of Business Between a Merchant
and a .Lumberman.
There used to be an old retired mer
chant in Detroit who delight cu In re
calling his experiences when jih active
man running u general store. In one of
the northern cities of the lower pcitfn-sula.
"I used to reap a harvest when the
men were coming out of the woods."
he relates. "They were not up In
styles, and about any old thing would
suit them provided the color was right
and the fit even passable. But there
were tricksters among them, and I
had to have my wits aliout me in or
der to keep even with them.
""How much is that hat?' asked a
strapping six footer who arrived from
camp one day with a pocketful of
"Two fifty,' I replied.
"Then he Informed me that he al
ways had the crowns of his hats
punched full of holes hi order to keep
his head cool and his hair from com
ing out. I soon had this attended to,
and then he asked what the hat was
worth. 'Two fifty,' I resionded In sur
prise, but he laughed at me for asking
such a price for damaged goods. He
had me and got his hat for 1, while
The finger of coming winter had
touched the trees and daubed the sur
face of the river and path that led
along Its bank with spots of yellow,
crimson and brown. One dab larger
than the rest, a splotch of white a
girl's parasol mingled not Inharmonl-
ously with the variegated leaves. Be
neath was a still larger dab of pearl,
beside which walked a long streak of
gray. Nature is a wonderful painter,
and on this occasion she laid on the
colors with all the recklessness of a
"It's very beautiful," she said, "but
I don't like to see it. It reminds me
that in a few weeks I shall be back
"You have the advantage of the few
weeks. I shall go tomorrow."
"And you're not coming up again?"
"Not this season."
"Oh, dear! Why must pleasure!
end? I've had a delightful summer."
"Why more delightful than any
"I don't know."
"Then I can't give a reason for you.
I've been up here only this one sum
mer. I can't compare It with others."
"You've been up four times this sea
son." "You mean a dozen."
"A dozen? I thought It was only
four. But your visits have been very
short, only two or three days each."
He glanced sidewlse into her face,
while she looked away at the river,
sprinkled with the fallen leaves.
"You seem sad," he remarked.
"Autumn Is a sad season. Besides,
having had so pleasant a summer. It
is especially sad to be reminded that
It Is ended."
"My summer has been just the re
She turned and looked at him inqulr
ingly with her brown eyes.
"Yes," he went on. cutting a sumac
with his cane, "I've been bothered
Lowering her eyes, she noticed that
her shoestring was untied. She
paused and put out her foot, and he
stooped and tied it,
"And what has bothered you?" she
"Do you see those leaves drifting on
the surface of the river?"
"Yes. Aren't they pretty?"
"They have no power of their own.
It's all in the current. Where It takes
them they go. That red one, for In
stance, will drift on till it reaches the
mill; then it will either swirl down the
flume or sail on to the dam and pitch
down on to the rocks lelow."
"Poor little leaf:"
He gave her a quick glance, then
asked, "Do you follow me?"
' "Follow you? I'm following the leaf.
I'm very much Interested in the poor
thing. Perhaps some fisher maiden In
a boat may be captivated by its rich
rcolor, take it In and clasp it to her
"The leaf, as I said, is either drawn
into the mill race or goes over the
"But the fisher maiden will she go
into the race or over the dam too?"
"H'm! That's the most distressing
feature. The fisher maiden In trying
to save the fellow I mean the leaf
may bring about her own discomfi
ture." "Is she very near the dam?"
"On the verge."
"I thought you said it might be the
"It doesn't matter which it is," im-potently.
"Well, If she's on the verge It seems
to me It's too late for her to save her
self. She'll have to go over."
This was not all that he had been
angling for. The question remained,
WHEN IT'S H01.
Add Your Own Idea to These Picture
of Oppressive Heat.
"Suppose we describe in turn the
Scene that our fancy pictures as illus
trating our notion of oppressive heat,"
said one of a party discussing the ex
tremes of weather. "What do we think
of what time, what place, what conditions?"
The suggestion was received with
favor, and here are some of the re
"A new concrete sidewalk at noon, i
with the sun beating down on it ana
your heels sinking in, and the heat re
flected in your face, and the uir per
vaded with the smell of tar."
"The desert, with an exhausted cara
van struggling to reach a mirage that
hovers on the horizon, but doomed to
perish of thirst, as perished the man
and the animal whose bleached bones
they are passing."
"Washing dishes In the kitchen, with
the thermometer at 03 out of doors
and a hundred and something within,
with your hands so soapsndsy and
greasy that you can't lift them to
your face to wipe away the perspira
tion and with your whole being so
tired and cross and miserable that you
would cry if you were not ashamed
"The deck of a becalmed yacht, with
a glassy sea and a long, slow roll nnd
the brasswork so hot that it burns
your hand, the sun high, the sky cloud
less, the sails hanging with not a
breath to stir them, the victim pros
trate and seasick, with no conseious
ness in the present except of heat and
nausea and no expectation for the fu
ture but sunstroke."
"Standing aloue in the middle of a
broad, hot field that is flaming with
scarlet lilies, with no sound save the
notes of the grasshoppers aud the lo
"Noon on a country road which lies
between treeless, barren fields, with
no living thing In sight but an ox team!
lurching slowly on Its way In a cloud!
f yellow dust."
"A night in August when coolness
has not come with darkness, when you
cannot siecp ana can nanny nreatne
and when it seems that morning would
never come." Chicago News.
We furnish all bonds used In the
collection of debts, such as Cost
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and Replevin Proceedings.
Our promptness in supplying these
often proves of valuable assistance
to manufacturers and others in col
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With an agency system that covers
every business point in the coun
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Parties whose wide business trans
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ASK THE AVERAGE MAN OR WOMAN FAMILIAR WITH DIF
FERENT STOVES, WHAT THEY CONSIDER THE BEST, AND
THEY WILL TELL YOU THE "JEWEL," AND ALSO THAT IS
SOLD BY ALLEN, MYERS & CO., WHO HAVE SOLD THEM EX
CLUSIVELY IN ROCK ISLAND FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS. EVERY
JEWEL STOVE IC GUARANTEED, AND THE PRICES ARE VERY
SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO ASSOCIATE HIGH QUALITY WITH
HIGH PRICES. THEY DO NOT ALWAYS REASON THAT THE
STORE WHICH SELLS THE BEST MUST ALSO BE THE MOST
REASONABLE IN IS CHARGES. THE STOVES WE OFFER YOU
ARE EXCEEDINGLY HIGH GRADE, AND WE HAVE A FEW NEW
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Celebration in honor of the completion of the
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1907
THE BIG DAY
MOONLIGHT IN MUSIC.
The coming winter will be a hard
one for the housewife with a limitcl
pocket book, for in addition to the
average Increase in prices of all com
modities of over 50 per cent there i.s
a further advance in the cities over
last year of nearly 30 per cent in food
stuffs. Under such extraordinary con
ditions wages and incomes should in
crease, but the general trend is fol
lower wages, or at least to stand still
for the time being. Yet the republi
can politicians are shouting that every
one is prosperous and the sacred tariiT
which protects the trusts must be pre
the Jolly crowd with him had a laugh
at my expense. He wanted to look Would the fisher maiden go over the
ai some uuaies,- anu aiier pricing one tlani with pleasure? So he said:
at $10 concluded to take it.
"'Where's the bow?' be asked as I
was doing up the package.
"'You only bought the fiddle,' I
"That would be hard on her. It
would have been much better for her
to have left the leaf to jierish."
"Rather she should not have been
laughed. The others saw the point caught by Its brilliant color
and laughed too. The giant tried to This was getting nearer to the point,
bluff me. but I kept good humored He looked down for Inspiration lov-
and got even on the hat by charging ers are not apt to look up for it as to
him $l.o0 for the bow. I not only his next move and noticed that her re-
got even, but the others were so fractory shoestring was again trailing
pleased with my 'lankee, trick' that in the dust.
they spent plenty of money with me.1
Detroit Free Tress.
Direct Primary liaw Needed.
Candidates for office and their po
litical lieutenants take some rather
Interesting views of the knock-out byj
tha eiirtronia riirt rtnoiclnn rf t Vi O Till.'
nois primary law" enacted by the last
legislature. The law was a makeshift
and was anything but satisfactory to
What Illinois wants says the Spring
field Register and what this state
should have is an absolutely direct
primary law, placing nominations en
tirely In the hands of the people.
The democracy of Illinois has fought
in vain for such a law, and now that
the makeshift law has been knocked
out, the legislature should, at the ap
proachlng of the deep waterway se
ion, enact a direct primary law.
What the politicians want should
"If you will go and sit on that rock
down there under those drooping trees
I can set at it better.
out or !ignt. They descended a bank, and she sat
Out or sight, out or mmd, is an down on the rock, putting out a well
old saying which applies with special shaped foot, contriving to let a bit of
force to a sore, burn or wound that's lingerie show under the edge of her
been treated with Bucklen's Arnica skirt. He knelt before her and took
Salve. It's out of sight, out of mind the shoestrings in his fingers,
and out of existence. Piles too and "This time," she said, "try to tie
chilblains disappear under its healing a knot that will not come unloosened."
influence. Guaranteed by all druggists. ! "I wish I could.
11.000 00 will be rirpn for
bftnyrahfttanc injurious to
health found in Calumet. 4
"Would you like me to find a man
who can?" coquettishly,
"I know one who can tie a knot that
would suit me exactly,
He gave a quick glance about him
while her own glance fluttered every'
Story of How Beethoven Created His
Reethoven's famous composition, the
"Moonlight Sonata," is said to have
been composed under the following cir
cumstances: One evening as Reethoveu and a
friend were hurrying through the
streets of Ronn they heard the famil
iar notes of the "Sonata In I" Some
thing In the musician's touch attracted
the attention of Rcethovcn, and he
stopped and listened. Suddenly the
music stopped, and the despairing
words of the musician came to them
through the open 'wind. w. "Oh. if I
could but hear some really gofxl mu
sician play this wonderful piece!" and
the words ended in a sob.
"Let us go in," said Reetlioven. They
entered and found the player a young
girl, poor and blind. Rcethovcn sat
down at the old harpsichord and play
ed as he had never played before. His
listeners were spellbound. "Tell us."
they begged, "who are you?" For an
swer he played the opening bars in the
"Sonata In F." "It is Reethoveu I"
they exclaimed in awe and admiration.
Suddenly the candle flickered and
went out. Reethoveu ceased playing
and bowed his head upon his hand.
His friend threw open the shutters. A
flood of beautiful moonlight entered
the room. Its transfiguring light touch
ed up the poor old instrument and rest
ed upon the noble figure bowed before
it. The profound silence was broken
at last by the musician, who said: "Lis
ten. I will improvise a sonata to the
moonlight." Then was created this won
derful sonata, begiiiuiug iu a sad, ten
der movement, the embodiment In
sound of the gentle moonlight transfig
uring and glorifying the dark earth.
Suddenly the music ceased, and with
a brief farewell Reethoveu hurried
home to put upon paper this famous
Antiquity of Tennis.
Among all the popular games of to
day none perhaps is of greater an
tiquity than tennis, for It is said to
have originated in the ball games of
the ancient Greeks aud Romans. In
the first place the ball was struck by
the band, later on heavy gloves were
worn or cords strapped round tliepalm,
and the racket was contrived during
the fifteenth ceutury. in France,, where
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the game' was very iipular. and tin-nee
introduced into England. London Captain.
Bridge For Automobiles.
With the completion of the unique
automobile bridge over the Firu ford,
the road to Ventura aud Santa Barba
ra. Cal., by way of the Newhall grade
may be said to be open for regular au
tomobile traffic, says the Los Angeles
Times. The. bridge which has recently
been completed over the I'iru ford to
one of the few bridges in the world
expressly built for automobile traffic.
There is another like it at Torrance,
N. M., and these two are supposed to
lie the only ones in America. It con
sists really of two tracks across the
stream, each wide etaugh to carry an
automobile wheel with plenty of mar
gin for bad steering. For safety the
sides of the track are built up so that
a wheel cannot slip off. The track;
are wide enough for passage by people,
but no wagons can go over. Perhaps
the best feature of a bridge of this
kind is that cattle cannot use it
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The old days of grasshoppers and
Jrouth are almost forgotten in the pros
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There Is no other part of our physical system uoon which so mticli
depends aa upon the blood. The muscles, nerves, bones, sinews, skin, and
other portions of the body are sustained, developed and enabled to perform
their different duties, because they are supplied with nourishment and
healthful properties through the circulation. In various ways the blood
becomes contaminated and polluted. A sluggish, inactive condition of the
system, and torpid state of the avenues of bodily waste, will leave the refuse
and waste matter of the body to sour and form uric and other acids, which
are absorbed into the blood and Rheumatism, or some itching, disfiguring:
BKin disease is the result, aiuaay, sauow complexions, eruptions, splotches,
pimples, etc., all show that some humor has taken root in the circulation
and rendered it sour and unfit for nourishing the body. There is scarcely
any disease which cannot be traced to the blood. Often the disease-tainted
blood of parents is handed down to children and their lives are a continual
battle against disease in some form, usually of a scrofulous nature. Rheu-
where. resting on nothing:, like a matism, Catarrh, Skin Diseases, Sores and Ulcers, Contagious Blood Poison,
frichtened bird. Then he drew her etc., are all deep-seated blood troubles, and until this vital fluid is tmrified
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This time It suited her purpose to' put upon the market. This great medicine is made of roots, herbs and barks
be awake I of recognized blood-purifying and building-up properties. It goes down into
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An hour later, when they returned to , ,-uc ;tuiuun ana removes un pui&uus, impuiiLies anu uumors, supplies
the house, she was dragging a shoe-' i e blood with the healthful properties it needs and completely cures blood
I strine covered with dust He had Diseases oi every kind. . t. c. cures Kueumatism, Catarrn. scrofula.
I leen too preoccupied to finish that Skin Diseases, Sores and Ulcers, Contagious Blood Poison, etc., because it
1 Job. But the bishop tied a better knot: purines wo blood, jjooton tneoiooa ana medical advice free.
' la due time. F. a. mitcheu J - r THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA. GA.
SPORTS IN THE MORNING.
Cigar, Egg and Spoon Races,
Thread and Needle Races, Fat
and Lean Men's Races, Tug of
Noted Speakers of the United
States in the Afternoon.
i mm: o tub iieivxepin
Fireworks and lllumniations in
ALL KINDS OF AMUSEMENTS
A !Y YOIT Wll.l. MJVEIl FOUGHT.
Two Military Bands.
They have to borrow
nionry to I'arry mi lnis-int-ss.
Look at tin- lianlc
statrnieiits atnl you'll
tiixl tliry have almost as
much loaned as their !
posits amount to. Who
liorrows this nullify?
l.usiiH'ss men; men of
money: They have to
liorrow to carry on bus
iness. Perhaps you are not
one ol the men or mon
ey." yet you neeil a little money. You haven't any lioixls or Ktoeks or
jtilt-edfie paper lor security. I'.esides. you know the banks don't care
for small loans: so win re are you to jro?
Wo have aeeommoiliiteil many In such : position, and we invite you
to call here. We make iiiek. private loans, iu amounts of J10 upwards,
on furniture, pianos. Iioress. wagons ami other personal property, with
out removing or disturbing the property in any way.
We'll lie K'ad to tell yon about our fair terms, easy payments and
safe methods, fall if you ran. or we'll send our confidential a tent to
see you on your reiirt phone or letter. The best rates in the city
and a square deal from ptart to finish.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL. A LYXDE BLOCK. ROOM 38, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. rru, and Saturday evenings. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011.
Put Yourself in His Place.
Imagine ymirwlf the grocer, butcher, landlord, doctor, whom you owe.
Wouldn't you dvouind payment of 'the ktohI" before extending
more credit relse people with a record of bnd p" credit hesitate to
give people who allow their bills to "doite," credit? Of course you would!
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The information about it is your for the asking.
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lt'a "credit Heftier" that we give you-not simply credit terms.
Terms arraijied to suit your own particular requirements, and ample
provision mailj In case of sickness, accident, misfortune or loss of posi
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Xame . .
When to call.
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
(Unincorporated.)-. -. . v".
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone Old West 122
Room 4111 Rock Island, III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
pen Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.