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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1907.
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Thursday, October 10, 1907.
When the Tigers aud the Cubs clash
it Is like feeding time in the jungle.
That Mississippi boatman will never
help pilot Roosevelt to the presidency.
Presidential candidates should re
member that the safest drink is oxy
gen. Pennsylvania's palace of graft is
surely developing a state's prison con
that they can get neither the money,
the: laborers, nor the material with'
which to build the new lines needed,
ana tnat u tne government does not soi
Improve the rivers that they may take
from the railways a part of the burden,
the freight congestion will grow worse
Col. J. If am for Governor. .
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis of
Chicago, a Chicago democratic paper
reports, will be nominated by the dem
ocrats to defeat the republican candi
date for governor next fall. Colonel
Lewis is positively the most eloquent
speaker in Chicago, or the democratic
party for that matter, in the opinion of I
himself and other democrats. His plat
form will be personal liberty and eti-
quet, and the silk stocking branch of
the democratic party will rally to a
man to the colonel, so look out for hot
times at the next gubernatorial elec-
tion. While his exquisite mannerisms.
it is supposed, will capture the city
vote, that crop of chin grown alfalfa,
which flows in windrows on either side,
win iascinate tne country, such a I
man on a personal liberty platform will I
certainly sweep the country like a prai
rie fire, and it is anticipated that the
republican party will split up the back!
like a locust. Dixon Telegraph.
J. Hamilton Lewis is one of the
strongest men in the democratic party
in the state, and if he were elected
governor it would be the first time I
that a man has occupied the chair I
since John P. Altgeld.
BELIEVE IN DREAMS?
"Shoes are to be worn longer this
year." Hats, too, unless money be
The Standard Oil bore up well under
a $29.240.(H) fine, but the magnates arc
now shaking in their boots. Ida Tar
bell is after them again.
Use of Bible in Public Schools.
A limited use of the bible in the pub
lic schools is approved by the Texas
court of civil appeals. It is there held
that the constitutional guaranty of relig
ious liberty is not violated by morning
exercises in the public schools consist
ing of the reading, without comment,
of non-sectarian extracts from King
Jarres' version of the bible and by re
peating the Ixird's prayer and the sing
ing of appropriate songs In which the
pupils are invited but not required to
join. Decisions from Kentucky, Kan
sas, Michigan, Iowa and Massachusetts
are cited in support of the court's
The Surprise at Springfield.
In the record made by the present leg
islature of Illinois in its regular session
last winter there is no promise that it
will take up seriously the laborious
program of reformatory legislation laid
before it by Governor Deneen in his
The message is a surprise, especi
ally to members of the legislature, in
that instead of confining his recommen
dations to the enactment of a direct
primary law and to legislation in be
half of the deep waterway, he cruelly
reminds them that they ought to do
now about everything they ought to
have done, but left undone, six or eight
The message Is a sharp rebuke for
the way the governor's former recom
mendations were pigeon-holed and final
ly smothered in the committees to
which they were referred. He prob
ably does not expect any better treat
ment of himself or of public interests
in the present session. And unless he
can bring to bear more potent pressure
than seems to be at his command there
will be no better treatment.
This legislature does not represent
the people of Illinois, nor even the re
publican voters of the state. It is the
creature of political machines as con
temptuous of public opinion and of the
public' welfare as any that have cor
rupted the politics of a state.
If fear of popular displeasure can
get out of it a decent primary law that
will stand in the courts, the state will
f Yes, What Would You Do In a Caso
Similar to ThisV
If you should dream that a man
with whom you were acquainted killed
his wife, if you vividly saw him plunge
a dagger into her heart in your vision.
would you tell the wife of your premo
nition of a tragedy?
J. Ins question has been puzzling a
number of people in London. A mar
ried couple were inspecting a house
which was for rent in burrey some
time ago. While the husband inspect
ed the stables the wife remained in the
Shortly after her husband left the
room, the wife said, a man and woman
entered. The woman was young and
pretty and in tears. The man was an
gry. After gesticulating a few minutes
he rushed to the girl, drew a knife
from his coat and plunged it through
With a loud shriek the woman who
witnessed the tragedy arose and stag-
gored to the door. She looked about
her and saw that the couple had van
ished. She realized she had either
been dreaming or had seen' a. vision.
When her husband returned she. told
him her experience. They did not rent
Some time afterward while attending -
a reception the woman was Introduced
to a young lady and her fiance. She
recognized the characters of her vision.
Later the young couple to whom she
had been introduced were married. To
her dismay, the woman learned they
had leased the very house where she
had experienced the harrowing dream.
What was she to do? She asked her
friends. They were at n loss to give
her advice. The woman was convinced
that she was given the premonition of
a tragedy. At the same time she dread
ed provoking a disagreement in case
there should be nothing but a halluci
What would you do in such a case?
This would depend, of course, as to
whether or not you believe in dreams.
As a matter of fact there are no very
big fish in small puddles.
You can usually find a pin almost
anywhere but in the pincushion.
A fool Is the greatest nuisance in this
world. And there are quite a few of
It is beyond some men to understand
the difference between pomposity and
We have always wondered what wo
men do with the. 2 cents saved In pur
chasing a two dollar article for $1.98.
Have you ever stopped to admire the
self control of the man who can pick
up a lead pencil without marking on
Every man would have a pretty fair
reputation If people looked for his good
qualities as carefully as they look for
the good qualities of a dog. Atchison
, Globe. .
r GOVERNORS I
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EDWARD COLES 1822-1826.
Edward Coles, second governor of Illinois, was an antislavery Democrat.
lie was born Dec. 13, 17St, in Albemarle count-, Va. His father was an ex
tensive slave owner. In 1S0S t'oles inherited twenty-five slaves and l.(xx) acres
of land. He came to Illinois in 1S11). While floating down the Ohio river on
bis way to Illinois he set all his slaves free, giving the head of each family
10 acres of land near Ed wardsville, 111., and some money. When elected gov
ernor he received a plurality of fifty votes over Joseph Phillips, a proslavery
candidate. He died July 7, 1SCS.
ELECTRICITY AND DYNAMITE.
Copyright, 1S07. by E. C. Farcells.
they called him the "Black Death,"
and they had good cause to. If there
was ever a fiend in human form it was
Ramiiez, the Spaniard. He had come
ashore ou the coast of Chile with the
wreck of a Spanish vessel, and within
a fortnight 'he had committed robbery
and murder and hnd Ieen obliged to
flee to the mountains. There he got a
little band together ami killed and
robbed as a trade. After the officers
of the law had failed to kill or capture
the man he was pursued by the sol
diers and finally driven into Peru.
When the war broke out there wers
hundreds of adventurers who would
have gladly joined Ramirez, but after
increasing his band to a hundred be
would take no more.
Up among the mountains, just over
the Peruvian line, the American Min
ing and Smelting company had been
developing the Humboldt silver mine.
It was a rich mine and bad paid a
goodly sum for its concession. Rami
rez had come within live miles of It on
two or three occasions liefore the war.
but had then hesitated and turned
back. It was guarded by over a hun
dred government troops, and the peon?
who did the mining had been armed
by the compauy. The war called the
troops away. It was then that the
peons were drilled and told that they
must defend themselves. They cnterct
Into the spirit of the thing for the next
two weeks, but then an event hap
pened that caused all but about twen-
Illver Improvement and Freight
From "The President's Mississippi
River Journey," by William Llewellyn
Saunders, In the American Review of
Reviews for October: Every great
traffic expert in the United States is
insisting upon river Improvement in
order that the congestion of freight In
the country may be relieved. Hill, Har
riman, and President Finley of the
Southern for two years have been pub
licly Insisting on this. M. C. Markham,
traffic expert of the Missoupri Pacific,
and formerly traffic manager of the Il
linois Central, a line paralleling the
Mississippi river, five years ago pub
licly testified to the influence of the
river as a rate regulator, saying that it
not only controlled the rate north and
south from St. Paul to New Orleans
but east and west from New York to
Mr. Hill last winter testified that the
railways were so congested that he
himself sent freight by water to get
quicker service. Mr. Hill also in a letter
to Governor John A. Johnson of Minne
sota, goes into detail to show that it i3
impossible for the railways to keep
visit to the mine in person. He an-'T had iK-en' told that the j.
IH'ared one afternoon unaccompanied.
He was dressed in a white duck suit.
carried a cane and wore a new som
brero, and the manager at first took
him for some prosperous resident of i
the valley. The "Black Death" entered I
the office as any gentleman would,
and, taking the proffered chair, he
"I am Ramirez. You may possibly
have heard of me."
"Not Ramirez, the the bandit!" ex
claimed the manager.
"The same, if you wish to apply the
term. I bave called on a little matter
of business. I have not hitherto dis
turbed you because you are Ameri
cans and are taking no part in this
war, but I am now in want of money.
I have assessed you at $20,000 in
pace with the growth of the country; all druggists.
Taken In One Way.
He So you persist in breaking off
the engagement? She Most decided
ly. What do you take me for? He-
Oh. about forty. Better think It over
It may be your last chance. Harper's I told
Weekly. I "But, my dear sir" began the as
Lost to Secrecy. I "There are no buts with Ramirez,
Marryat So that great inventor Is sir. I want $20,000 in gold, packed on
dead and his wonderful secret is lost a mule, without unnecessary delay.
Newitt Not at all. He told his wife The manager's first feeling of awe
Just before he died. Marryat Yes, and fear fled away as he looked at
that's what I mean. Philadelphia the man before him. Clean shaved
Press. ' and well dressed, the dread Spaniard
did not look ferocious or formidable.
Afflicted with Sore Eyes for 33 Years. His eyes and mouth betrayed Inherent
I have been afflicted with sore eyes cruelty, but here he was all alone.
for 33 years. Thirteen years ago I be-1 and the manager had 300 men at his
came totally blind and was blind for I back. The fellow seemed to know
six years. My eyes were badly inflam what was passing In the other's mind.
ed. One of my neighbors Insisted upon for presently he laughed in a sneer
my trying Chamberlain's Salve and 1 ing way and said:
gave me half a box of it. To my sur-1 "Go ahead and try it If you wish
prise it healed my eyes and my sight I "I Bhall not pay you the money,'
came back to me." P. C. Earls, Cyn-1 was the firm reply,
thiana, Ky. Chamberlain's Salve is fori "Ah. I see! You will depend upon
sale by all druggists. I your peons. Very well. Let us make
one single exrtertmenr. Yon there' T
do Witt's luaney and Bladder Pills want von In the office n
relieve DacKacne, weak kidneys, and It was summer tlmiv ond th win.
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uinamniauou oi me uiaaaer. Bold bv 1 down were mn. TIo YaA .iiori
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moving a piece "of machinery. They
came into the office and stood witli
their hats in their hands while he
looked them over with a grim smile
"Did any of you ever see Ramirez?"
"Holy mother, but you are the man!"
shouted one as he turned and fled, fol
lowed by his companions, spreadin,
the news as they fled.
"You see," said the "Black Death"
as i;e turned to the manager, "your
ransom is now $30,000."
"I'll never pay a cent of It, never! 1
ougnt to bave you arrested as you
"Jut as you will. You refuse to
pay. Take the results."
With that be turned on his heel and
walked out of the otlice and lingered
for a couple of minutes that the men
might see him and be duly Impressed.
That evening there were only fifteen
men out of IKK) left at the mine. The
rest had run away wilh the fear of
death upon them The fifteen labored
all night with pick and spade. It was
only at noon the nest day that their
labors were completed. Then the only
approach to the mine had been trench
ed and mined aud electric wires car
ried into the office building. Ramirez
had threatened there would be results
The manager was ready to face them
That day went by without alarm. So
did the two following. Ramirez had
twenty-five miles to go and return
He had to call in his raiding parties
aud fit them out.
At 11 o'clock on the morning of the
fourth day he appeased at the head of
his hundred men. They lost no time in
forming up. Ten minutes ' after the
first man had been seen the whole
band uttered a blood curdling yell and
dashed forward at the building. Rami
deserted, but he knew nothing of dy
inamite and electricity. The mauager
sat with his linger on the button, and
when an engineer told him that the
second had arrived he gave a push.
The building rocked and the mountain
trembled, and for the next quarter of
an hour a great cloud of dust hung
over the spot. Then the men went out
They found the earth torn and rent
and fissured, and they found hundreds
nf fragments of human bodies, but
they found no living bandit. Ramirez
and his band had been wiped off the
face of ibe earth by electricity and
Oyuamite. M. QUAD. .
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THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GIVEN BY THE EXPERT CO RSETIERE NOW IN ATTEND
ANCE IN OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT WILL BE APPRECIATED BY ALL LADIES WHOSE AIM IS TO
BE PROPERLY CORSETED.
NO MATTER WHAT STYLE OF DRESS ONE WISHES TO AFFECT THERE IS A REDFERN
MODEL DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR EACH FASHION. IN FACT, THE NAME "REDFERN" SUGGESTS
HIGH ART IN DRESS, AND IN NO LESS DEGREE IN CORSETS. REGARDLESS OF THE MANY MOD
ELS, EACH IS DESIGNED FOR A CERTAIN TYPE OF FORM, WITH THE MOST SPECIFIC INTEN
TIONS WE MAY SAY. AND BECAUSE OF THESE PRECISE DETAILS IT IS MOST IMPORTANT FOR
EACH WEARER TO HAVE HER MODEL' SELECTED CORRECTLY.
J. H. C. Petersen's Sons
Special Taxation Notice. I
Notice is hereby given to all inter !
ested, that the city council of the city
of Rock Island, having ordered that an
mprovement of Twenty-fifth street bo
made from the south line of Seventh
ivenue to the north line of Ninth ave
nue by grading, curbing, draining and
paving with brick, the ordinance for
the same being on file in the office i f
the city clerk of said city, and the said
city having applied to the County Court
f Rock Island County, in the state of
Illinois, for an assessment of the costs
f said Improvement by special taxa
tion upon the lots anil tracts of land
fronting upon said proposed improve
ments. And an assessment thereof
having been made and returned to sai l
court, the final hearing thereon will be
had on the ISth day of October, A. D.
1907, or as soon thereafter as the bus-
ness of the court will permit. All per
sons desiring may tile objections in
iid court before said day, and may
appear on the hearing and make thei:-defense.
lhe assessment is payable in in in
stallments.. All installments except the
first shall heap interest at the rate of
per cent per annum, from and after
the date of issuance of first certificate
for work until paid.
Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, this
d day of October. A. I)., 1907.
Commissioner appointed to make as
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE.
Real Estate Transfers.
George W. Sears to Vesta Scars, un
divided half of block 4, Sears' Second
addition, Sears, $100.
William J. Bleuer to Eliza Van
Damme, part southeast quarter of north
west quarter, section fi, 17, lw, $ 1.200.
White. Pope & Guycr to John Curde,
lot 'Jii. block 12:, New Shops addition,
East Moline, $."00.
It. R. Towndrow to Fred J. Savage,
part lot block H. Edgewood Park ad
dition. Rock Island, $1.
Frank W. Shalline to Frederick
Bruchman, lots 3 and 1. R. A. Smith's
addition, Rock Island, $173.
Charles H. Cornwall to Alfred John
son, lot 1, block 1, Fourteenth Street
addition, Moline, being a part of south
east quarter, northwest quarter of
northeast quarter, section S, 17, lw,
Arthur W. Wilson to N. Arthur Cook,
lot 1, block 1, Reed's subdivision, out
lot A, Stewart's Second addition, South
Cordelia Robinson, by executor, to
George Bryan, lots C, 7 and 8, block 13,
Marshall's addition, Cordova, $200.
Take Do Witt's Little Early Riser
Pills. . Sold by all druggists.
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to all inter
ested, that the city council of the city
of Rock Island, having ordered that ;m
improvement of Twenty-fifth street e
made from the south line of Fifth a e
nue to the north line of Seventh a' e-
nue by grading, curbing, draining and
paving with brick, the ordinance for
the same being on file in the ofhe oi'
the city clerk of said city, and the said
city having applied to the County C.iurt
of Rock Island County, in the sta e of
Illinois, for an assessment of the osts
of said improvement by special taxa
tion upon the lots a d tracts of land
fronting upon said proposed imp.ive
ments. And an assessment thei of
having been made and returned to sa d
court, the final hearing thereon will b
had on the 18th day of October, A. D.
1907, or as soon thereafter as the bus
iness of the court will permit. All per
sons desiring may file objections in
said court before said day, and mav
appear on the hearing and make their
The assessment is payable in 10 in
stallments. All installments except the
first shall bear interest at the rate of
3 per cent per annum, f roi l and after
the date of issuance of fin t certificate
for work until paid.
Dated at Rock Island, . llinois, this
3d day of October, A. D., 1907.
Commissioner appointed to make assessment.
Put Yourself in His Place.
Inmgine yournrlf the grocer, butc-hcr, landlord, doctor, whom yon owe.
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MUTUAL LOAN CO..
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone Old West 122
Room 411, Rock Island, III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
Strecker & Lewis,
PAINTS and WALL PAPER
(Formerly P. J. Lee's)
condition. 35 cents, . tea or tablets.
bUf4..do?e.a Bieu..outaide.wlo. were J Harper House pharmacy.
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cleaned, pressed, dyed and re
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2121 Fourth avenue, Rock island.
Phone W738 K.
Elegance in Wall Paper
Like distinction of carriage and de
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419 Seventeenth Street.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
Incorporated Oder the State Law. 4 rer Cent Interest raid oa Deposit.
Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
R. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
William H. Dart, Phil Mitchell,
H. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst H. S. Cable.
Began the business July 2, 1870
and occupies S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde building. Solicitors JacKson & Hurst