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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 190&
Excess of Expenditures Over Receipts
in Postoffice Last Year
Breaks Record. . . .
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r ULL.I Ad LAnUC PICA I I CMrl
Postmaster General Urges That Auth
ority Be Given to Establish Limi
ted Parcels Post.
"Washington D..C, Nov. 30. In his
annual report for the fiscal" year ended
June 30, 1908,--Postmaster General
Meyer gives the total receipts for the
year as $191478,663 and expenditures
are $208.351,SSG, thereby showing a
deficit of J1G,S73,222. the largest In the
history of the department, with an ad
ditional loss '.from fire, burglary etc..
Of J37.05G. The deficit of 1909, it is
estimated, auain will exceed S1G,
000,000. Attention l particularly called to a
number of improvements in business
methods of the department "as tending
to its advantage and the saving of
considerable amounts. Recommenda
tion is again made for the creation of
the position ot director of posts, at a
high salary, and who shall hold ofllce
during good behavior, the object being
to have a continuity of polit ies for the
benefit of the postal service and the
people of thj United States.
Siffd Ciood HoimIm.
. The necessity for good roads is
pointed out in connection with the de
velopment 6? the rural free delivery
service. It is suggested that should
congress grant-the department auth
ority to utilize rural-routes still fur
ther by the establishment of a limited
parcels post, confined entirely to rural
delivery routes, it would then be pos-
We Back Up Our Statements With Our
Personal Reputation and Money.
.We are so positive that we can cure
constipation.. no matter how chronic it
may be, that we offer to furnish the
medicine free of all cost if wc fail.
, It is worse- than useless to attempt
to cure .constipation with cathartic
drugs. Laxatives ci cathartics do
much harm. They cause a reaction,
irritate and weaken the bowels and
make constipation more chronic. He
. Bides, their use becomes a habit that
is dangerous and often fatal.
. Constipation is caused by weakness
of the nerves and muscles of the large
intestine or descending colon. To ex
pect a cure : you .jni)8t .therefore- tone
up and strengthen tho.se organs and re
store them to healthier activity..
The discovery of the active principle
of our remedy evolved the labor of the
world's greatest research chemists. It
possesses all the best qualities of the
best known intestinal tonics, and it is
particularly prompt in its results.
We want you to try Rexall Orderlies
on our guarantee. They are exceed
ingly pleasant to take and are ideal
for children: They act directly on the
nerves and muscles of the bowels.
They have a neutral action on other
organs or glands. They do not purge
or cause any inconvenience whatever.
They will positively cure chronic or
habitual constipation and the myriads
or associate or dependent chronic ail
ments. Try Rexall Orderlies at our
risk. Three sizes, 25c, 45c and 89c.
T. H. Thomas, druggist. " ' -
sible to earn additional revenue
amounting to millions of dollars, and
at the same time benefit the farmer
by enabling him to have merchandise
delivered when ordered by telephone
or postal card, which otherwise would
not be purchased.
For Parcels Pout and Pol Banks.
"The special parcels post," sayf the
yji3. uiuo it: l i cu , tv an vuauiu vnc
farmers to have small parcels deliv
ered at their gates, to live better, and
to obtain eaeily the necessaries of
life." Permission 13 requested to es
tablish experimentally a limited par
cels post in. not to exceed four coun
ties in order to demonstrate the prac
ticability of the plan. -. ,
The postmaster general urges legis
lation permitting the establishment of
postal savings banks or depositaries in
connection with postoffices.
' stamp Vender lauded.
Experiments with stamp vending
machines, says the report, are still be
ing conducted, with every prospect
that the defects which developed in the
preliminary tests will be overcome
These machines, it is expected by the
department, wiil add immeasurably to
the public convenience.
The campaign - of education in
schools in matters pertaining to the
ordinary operation of the postal ser-
Lvice, so as to emphasize 'the' import
ance of careful addressing, the placing
of the name &nd address of the sender
on envelopes, etc., is recommended to
he continued, so as to save hundreds
of thousands of letters and packages
from going to the dead letter office
each year, as is now the case.
I'liyn to Krru Good PoM mauler.
A marked improvement in the effi
ciency of thrj service is noted by the
postmaster gtneral which, he says, is
due to the rolicy of retaining post
masters of :Ai grades whose records
have been satisfactory.
lie believes, however, that the ap
pointment of second and third class
postmasters should lie with the post
master general, as Is now the practice
with fourth class offices. This, he
says, would reserve to the president
the appointment of .postmasters at the
more important offices and relieve him
of a vast amount of routine work that
is a tax upon his time.
For Mere Man.
Will 'Appeal tof the Mascu
line Heart At. Bachelor's
Roll Latest Collar Box.
Advertised List No. 48.
Following a list of letters remaining
uncalled for in the postoffice at Rock
Island for the week ending Nov. 28,
190S: P. A. Arnold, Mrs. Pearl Bald
ing, Mrs. Leslie Dodge, M. Donaldson,
Ed Graham, James Gutewitleson, Mrs.
II. L. Hill. Frank Hogle, William Hof
furs, Frank Honson, Fred Julelet, Mrs.
M. Johnston, Mrs. F. Kline, Ralph H.
Krambeck, Mrs. Jocie Lerich, Miss Sue
Mook, William Phoenix, A. A. Patter
son, Miss Iettie Plummer, W. C. Reno,
Will Reno, Rock Island Co. Mail Co.,
Standard Const. Co., Charles Stone,
Joseph . Smith, Elizabeth C. Schmidt.
Leo Schlesinger, Mrs. Lucinda Thorn
as, George Tick. Foreign: Mrs. Anna
Boehl, Mrs. Charles Boehl, John Kip-
The average male la usually a very
difficult individual to cater to In the
way of Christmas presents. The de
signs illustrated are likely to prove ac
ceptable, especially the bachelor's roll,
to the unwedded male' condemned to
sew On his buttons. For its manufac
ture a strip of black 'cloth is service
able material to use. : As the picture
shows,- it consists of a straight strip
about eight inch
es long and wide
enough to take
two spools of
edges are turned
. in 'and stitched,
the inside being
' lined with white
this is done cut
pieces of the
cloth a trifle
larger than a
spool of cotton,
turn in the edges
evenly, line with
the same nuite-
. rial as that used
for the roll, turn
over the one end
of the strip and
sew to the circle,
leaving the open
iug wide enough
to slip in two
i spools of cotton.
BACHELOR S KOI.t. gew tQe oth,r
circle on the other end to match, then
make the needlecase, also of flannel.
Secure a strip across the roll from one
side to the other, as seen hi the Illus
tration, sew some buttons to these.
then sew on a strip of narrow tape
across the roll through which a pair
of scissors cad le slipped. Finish off
the ends neatly, and the little roll is
Almost any man is pleased with a
collar box as a Christmas present, and
One-eighth yard of
One-eighth yard ot
Card oi white bottom.
Pail of kmor. ,
Piece of linen tape.
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H. A. J.
Biliousness and Constipation.
For years I was troubled with bil
iousrtss and constipation, which made
life miserable for me. My appetite
failed me. I lost my usual force and
vitality. Pepsin preparations and ca
thartics only made matters worse. I
do not know where I should have
been today had I not tried Chamber
Iain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
The tablets relieve the ill feeling at
once, strengthen the digestive func
tions, helping the system 'to do its
work naturally. Mrs. Rosa Potts,
Birmingham, Ala. These tablets are
One small skin of green leather.
Two yard of silk cord or
One yarrJ of cretonne.
Four yards ilk cord.
Embroidery silks for lettering.
TBS ZiATRST COLLAR BOX.
one or tne latest designs is illustrated.
In Its best form leather Is the material
used, but any stronsr fabric will an
swer the purpose. The box consists
of a bag stiffened at the lower part
and sewed to a circle of cardlxmrd large
enough to accommodate the collars.
The edges of the stiffened portion are
ornamented with fancy cord, while a
cord run frferough a casing draws the
TSn Ajrioag MhdG
YOU CAN INSTANTLY SOLVE THE QUESTION OF WHERE TO FIND THAT ROOM YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
THE ARGUS WANT AD COLUMNS ARE THE CLEARING HOUSE FOR JUST THAT PROBLEM. THE VERY ROOM YOU ARE LOOK
ING FOR, FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED, IN THE VERY DISTRICT YOU WANT, IN THE SORT OF A HOUSE YOU LIKE BEST,
IS WAITING FOR YOU. EVERY DAY IN THE ARGUS WANT AD COLUMNS SUCH ROOMS ARE OFFERED. FROM THE SUMPTUOUS
APARTMENT TO THE, MODEST ROOMS JUST BIG ENOUGH TO FIT- UP TIDILY ALL ARE ADVERTISED IN THE ARGUS.
HERE AT A GLANCE AS QUICK AS A FLASH YOU HAVE THEM BEFORE YOU. DAY BY DAY THERE ARE NEW ONES OF
FERED, AND THE ARGUS STANDS BACK OF THEM, BECAUSE ITS ADVERTISERS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE OF THE CITY.
OR PERHAPS IT'S THE OTHER WAY. YOU HAVE A DELIGHTFUL ROOM TO RENT. TEAR DOWN THAT BILL THAT DISFIG
URES YOUR HOUSE. THE SAME PEOPLE PASS THROUGH YOUR STREET EVERY DAY. THEY HAVE HOMES. . THE PEOPLE
WHO ARE LOOKING FOR ROOMS READ THE ARGUS.. THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THAT ROOM OF YOURS. REMEMBER THE CLEAR
ING HOUSE, PUT IN YOUR AD AND THERE THE QUESTION. IS SOLVED.
DON'T FORGET, YOU SEEKER FOR ROOMS, THAT GOOD, LARGE, AIRY APARTMENTS CAN BE HAD AT AS SMALL COST USUAL
LY AS DINGY, ILL-VENTILATED ONES, AND THE QUICKEST WAY TO FIND THEM IS TO READ THE CLASSIFIED WANT COLUMNS
OF THE ARGUS.
Img up. The word "( .nil:irs ' may ne
embroidered on one side or merely the
initials. If made of leather the cords,
should be passed through slits cut at
A cuff case is arranged to mntelj the
collar fcag. the-two making a most at
tractive set.' The' stamped material
comes in two pieces, front and back,
which have ends arranged to fold over
and .fasten with snaus on the front
Thls'allows the'ease'to 1m; opened at
both ends4 which Is often a great con
venience. The case Is lined with a
handsome green moire . which comes
with the outfit. One skein each of filo
silk of the different shades Is required
for working." '
A Stocking Novelty.
In wondering what to give, a girl
friend for Christmas do not f ojet
that a pair of silk stockings always
proves acceptable. ' lilack and white
are the most popular choices for a gift,
as in buying colored stockings it is
necessary to know the shade of the
gowns and shoes that arc to be worn
with them. If. however, you want
Something a little more elaborate, there
are black silk stockings with colored
tops and Insets on the Instep to match
that are new and popular with.youug
women who are pot conservative as to
the dressing of their feet.
Inflammation and Pain.
Caused by insect bites, sprains, con
tusions or other external injuries are
so effectively treated with Salubrin.
that all who have had experience of
its action in such cases will never be
without it. All druggists.
EARLY BIRDS OF LABOR WHO CATCH THE BLAME
ly m I
P i " . xl i 5!J5 " ' ' ' jlll .
1 K(J LDiCoMr; jL rV-A
YS WI T H H IM
Is Often Mistaken for Burglar and Morning "Beauty Sleeps."
HEN a milkman is'brcak-
ing in a new driver, one
of the first things he tells
him, is. "'And dow't forget
to make plenty of noise!
shrewd burglar is the one
who has learned to make a noise
"like a milkman." Many a success
ful burglary job lias been accom
plished through the housebreaker's
having lulled f:uspicion by a heavy
step and much rattling of bottles,
"O, it is oiiby the -milkman," says
the aroused one, apd Jhen ?inks back
into sound slumber, .which tho opcr
rations of delicate saws and ktys
fait to disturb. -
Not long ago a citizen, who did
not realize how late he had rcturiHi
home, and who was just preparing
to retire, heard a noise on the back
porch. ' , V' -
"Wha's ; there?" lie demanded'
from "a-window. ; f;
"It's inc, tlic milkman," said a
.voice. .-. . . ' ' - "',. : :
"Where's your wagon?" :
"Around the corner'' j.:
"I don't believe von. Tt's too early
for the milkman!" And : then "he
shot, He missed tle milkman, who
.resigned his route, that ,san.2 daycj
"WHKN THK .ILKMA,'
FAPA'S .TEMPERS ON THE
RUM."'-.' -. ' .
, ' Little Willie.
Exasperating to a degree is the
fail.. f the'"rrn!kin'an to fet around
in time. Mamma just can't help
from show ing. she is provoked; and
papa! diicsn't makcany hones about
it. He j'ut says what be thinks.
And about that tfme Little Willie
would -stcrtd a mighty poor cnancc
oT grtting a nickel if he were to ask
for it.. ' :., '
'Often the milkman Uas Oeen there
and left the milk as usual.' And
i sometimes it happens, that the milk
is stolen, la - H'lim' against such
depreciation curious hidnv; places
j are arranged.' Rut the -m:H'. thief is
I i-unnmg. and ferrets them out. - So,
I don't biame the newspaper carrier
if your milk is missing, nor the milk-'
man it your paper doesn t come.
They both know too much to steal
what the other has left. Noithcr
would wish lii ri-n worvt ntnv
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the inevitable consequenc-.s. - There
is a bond of sympathy between the
two which precludes of theft.
. The milk. tan. in- common with
Ittlier F.arly Minis of Labor, is suit
eject to inconveniences and hardships
j vnthouaht of by the orduvirv work
i cr. lfc has to carry the bottles or.
the run, go into any and all' kinds
of dark; and mysterious- places, grope
notes put. of empty .Jiottlcs, watch
tint- Hrat ir -i rttit--frriita'-ii (rr a
marauder; and first, last and all the
time.- he must i" BEWARE THE
DOG!" ' ' -
. It vexed or provoked because you
or your child are deprived of one 3e-
hvcry of milk, would it serve to ease
your wrath. to know. that the milk
i man's child he$ critically ill? That's
why the milkman cciM'.d not come.