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THE ROCK ISLATSTD ARGUS, TUESDAY. APRIU 19, 1910.
Bryan, by Inference, Denies He
Has Embraced Prohibition
The "New Saint Paul" Hotel
DODGES POLITICAL QUERIES
Much Impressed by fossibilities of
South- America, Thongh Chances
Are Equal Here.
.,. New York, " April 19. William J.
Bryan, who came home yesterday, con
tinues to be silent as to politics In
North America. He said he had been
away so Ions that he was uncertain
about conditions. Since leaving Lin
coln, Neb., on Not. 13, Mr. Bryan has
been in Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Peru,
Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil,
returning by way of Porto Rico.
He was asked If he would consider
another candidacy for the presidency.
"I have said all I am going to say
on that subject," he replied emphat
ically. "I think my position is under
He added that he hardly thonght it
necessary to deny stories to the effect
that he was to become a candidate for
the United States senate and that he
was going to embrace the prohibition
Asked if he thought Mayor Gaynor
might be a 'candidate for the presi
dency In 1912 Mr. Bryan said he did
not care to go so "deep into the future.
"Did you hear of Dr. Cook?"
"Yes ; everywhere I went in South
America the papers said he was there.
I met a Texas man who said Dr. Cook
was a democrat and asked me if I
didnt hope he had discovered the
north pole. I told him that while I
could express no opinion on the con
troversy between Peary and Cook, I
thought, as a general proposition, that
a democrat would be more likely to
discover the pole than a republican,
because the democrats have been out
in the cold a long time and are used
Kir Id for Immigrant".
He said that the great possibilities
of South America impressed him more
than any other thing. He thought
South America could furnish homes to
from 25,000,000 to 50,000,000 immi
grants in the next 50 years. He said
the chances for American capital were
great, but that he would not advise the
poor man to go there from this coun
try, because the opportunities are as
good here. The feeling in South Amer
ica towards this country is excellent,
and suspicions and misunderstandings,
he said, are disappearing.
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With the ink hardly dry on pre
vious contracts for equipment of the
same character, the Rock Island
lines are In the market again, this
time for 2,000 mor freight cars and
59 locomotives. This time, as has
been the case with other orders, all
the cars are to be built with steel
frames throughout. The purchase
will consist of 800 box cars, 500
automobile-furniture cars and 500
stock cars, all of 80,000 pounds ca
pacity each, and 200 ballast cars of
100,000 pounds capacity each. The
locomotive -purchase comprises 25
Pacific type passenger engines and
35 consolidation freight engines. The
passenger locomotives will be equip
ped with all the modern improve
ments, including super-heaters, thus
giving the fullest value to the steam
generated and the best results from
the fuel burned. Each will weigh
226,000 pounds, 150,000 being the
weight on drivers. The freight en
gines will weigh 208,000 pounds,
.with 182,000 of it on the drivers.
Paul, April 19. The New St. Paul hotel, which was built by bus
iness men at a cost of $1,000,000, was thrown open to the public wltn a
banquet last night. The structure is one of the finest of the kind in the
night. Women relayed as partners of
the men contestants.
WARNS JUSTICES THEIR
TIME MAY BE SHORT
Lawyer Urges Supreme Court to Has
ten Decision Before More Are
Called by Reaper.
Washington, April 19. Shivers
chased up and down the spines o?
some of the spectators In the supreme
court of the United States yesterday,
when Holmes Conrad, formerly solici
tor general of the United States, called
attention of the court to the frequency
of the visits of death to that venerable
He was asking that a case be de
cided by the court before more vacan
The unsual argument in favor of an
early determination of a case was
made in the suit of the state of Vir
ginia to compel West Virginia to bear
a portion of the state debt at the time
the latter state became a member of
"Already two vacancies have oc
curred on this bench," said Mr. Con
rad, "since this suit was brought."
He concluded by stating he was sure
the court appreciated the importance
of this case and how desirable it was
to have it "considered by the justices
who heard the beginning of It."
As the counsel talked the faces of
the justices hardened. Spectators
looked at one another. No one Inter
posed a word, but a painful suspense
ended when the speaker sat down.
Chief Justice Puller said only that the
court "would take the matter under
FREED ON HIS BIRTHDAY
John Carter, Younff Poet, Released
From Minnesota State Prison.
St. Paul, April 19. With a cigar
in his mouth and an expression on
his face that has not been there for
four years and ten months, John Car
ter, the convict poet and essayist,
walked out of the state prison at
Stillwater yesterday afternoon as
free in body as he has been in imag
ination during his captivity. Yes
terday was his 24th birthday.
The departing ex-convict carried
with him an autograph copy of the
book of verses by Robert Under
wood Johnson editor of the Century
Magazine, who appealed to the par
don board for his release and a sim
ilar autograph volume from Elbert
Carter spent the evening at the
home of Judge Willis and has not
yet decided on his future.
POLICE STOP LONG DANCE
California Men Keep Going 19 Hours
and 38 Minnies.
San Jose, Cal., April 19. After they
had danced 19 hours and 33 minutes,
breaking all existing terpsichorean en
durance" records, four San Jose men,
who were the only survivors out of a
list of 12 entrants in a dance contest,
were stopped by the police late Sunday
A UNIVERSAL FOOD
Following Nature's Footsteps.
"I have a boy, two years old,
weighing 40 pounds and in perfect
health who has been raised on Grape
Nuts and milk.
"This is an ideal food and evi
dently furnishes the elements neces
sary for a baby as well as for adults.
We. have used Grape-Nuts in large
quantities and greatly to our advan
tage." One advantage about Grape-Nuts
food is that it is pre-digested in the
process of manufacture; that is, the
starch is transformed in the wheat
and barley is transformed into 4
form of sugar by the same method
as this process is carried out in the
human body, that is, by the use of
moisture and long exposure to mod
erate warmth, which grows the dias
tase in the grains and makes the re
markable change from starch to su
gar. Therefore, the most delicate stom
ach can handle Grape-Nuts and the
food is quickly absorbed Into the
blood and tissue, certain parts of It
rjcing directly to building and nour
ishing the brain and nerve centers.
Made at the pure food factories
of the Postum Cereal company Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Read "The Road to Wellville"
found in packages. "There's a Rea
son." . v
Ever read the above letter T A new
one appears from time to time. Thejr
are genuine, true and full of human
interest. - .
Cut Out This Printed Form, Fill in All
the Questions and Have it Ready
for the Census Man.
Boarder or roomer.
Name of individuaL
Age bat birthday
.Color or race.
Single, married, widow or divorce! ;
No. of years married
Nativity, where born and mother tongue.
Father, where born and mother tongue.
Mother, where -bom
Year of immigration.
.and mother tongue.
Where naturalized, or alien.
Can you eak English, if not, what language do you use.
Occupation, or what trade, if any.
Are you an employer or employe, or working for self.
Were you out of work on April 15, 1910.
Number of weeks out of work during 1909.
Are you able to ""
Are you able to write..
Have you attended school since September 1st, 1909.
Own a home or renting. . ,
If owned, is it free or mortgaged.
Farm or house, if farm, how many.
Were you in the Union or Confederacy army or navy
Are you blind (in both eyes) : deaf and dumb.
Pleas fill ojit and hav ready for enumerator when he calls.
Andalusia Association Plans to
Present Historical Program.
COMMITTEES ARE NAMED
Hock Islanders Accept Invitation to
Deliver Addressee on Early
guy wire attached to an electric light
pole. The guy wire had become
crossed with a live wire. Snow, which
fell here to a depth of five inches, was
responsible for the sagging of the wire.
Young Kable's death was Instantaneous.
CAUSE PRICE CUTTING
Whisky Makers War Lowers Figure
to $1.80 Per Gallon With End
Not in Sight.
The Andalusia Memorial associa
tion has arranged for the observance
of Memorial day in that village with
a program that will be something
out of the ordinary. Committees
have been appointed as follows:
Addresses John Kane, C. L.
Wenks, J. G. Brltton.
Decoration Theodore Simmons,
Meigs Hays, Miss Edith Asquith, O.
D. Cushman, William Bentley.
Music A. E. Simmons, B. C. P.
In pursuance of the object for
which It was formed the association
proposes to confine the speakers, as
fas as possible to early residents of
the community and they will be
asked to discuss events of which they
have personal knowledge.
Rock Ialandera Will Speak.
Phil Mitchell and J. T. Kenworthy
have accepted invitations to be pres
ent, together with a number of oth
er Rock Islanders and will give rem
iniscences. If his health permits
Captain W. L. Clark of Buffalo, the
earliest living settler in Iowa, will
JAMES R. GARFIELD RAPS
"WATER POWER TRUST"
Former Secretary of Interior Defends
Course of Roosevelt as Constitutional.
Denver, April 19. In a lengthy ad
dress delivered yesterday before the
Colorado state conservation commis
sion James R. Garfield, former secre
tary of the Interior, discussed conser
vation of water rights, state and fed
eral control of water power site and
the general principles of conservation.
Mr. Garfield pointed out the dangers
of monopolization of the water power
sites of the country and declared that
If a "water power trust" was not at.
ready in actual existence all of the ele
ments that go to make up such a trust
were present, and that the tendency
toward such centralization was grow
ing stronger every day.
The speaker defended the course of
former President Roosevelt in using
a broad executive authority in making
withdrawals of water power sites and
sought to show by quotations from the
constitution and from the decisions
of Chief Justice Marshall that the
chief executive of the nation was fully
empowered to conserve such public
interests under the broad rule of the
Peoria, ni., April 19. Independent
distillers m this district, with a com
bined capacity of 135,000 gallons of
spirits daily, admitted that the basis
price of finished goods yesterday had
gone to smash on account of the reduc
tions made recently by the American
Spirits & Manufacturing company, and
that from $1.35, quoted last Tuesday,
contracts were being taken on a basis
of $1.30 a gallon, with a possibility of
The rupture between th American
Spirits & Manufacturing company and
the big western independent houses
in this city, Pekln, 111., and Terre
Haute, Ind., is claimed In this city to
have been caused by a grade of spirits
known as "molasses product," made
by the American Spirits company at
New Orleans, and at the Columbia, I
plants of that combine. The spirit
is manufactured from West Indian mo
lasses. These cuts in price were first dis
covered in New York 10 days ago,
where, it is claimed, a 4H cent slash
from the quoted price of $1.35 was be
ing made by the American Spirits
company. This price was met In this
district last Friday by a cut of 2 cents
in the basis price, making it $1.33 on
the local exchange.
The American Spirits company re
cently shut down the Atlas plant In
this city, which was exclusively engag
ed in the manufacture of denatured
alcohol, and the manufacture of that
product went to the New Orleans
8aved from the Grave.
"I had about given up hope, after
nearly four years of suffering from
a severe lung trouble," writes Mrs.
M. Li. Dix, of Clarksvllle, Tenn. "Of
ten the pain in my chest would be
almost unbearable and I could not
do any work, but Dr. King's New Dis
covery has made me feel like a new
person. It's the best medicine made
for the throat and lungs." Obstinate
coughs, stubborn colds, hay fever,
grip, asthma, croup, bronchitis and
hemorrhages, hoarseness and whoop
ing cough, yield quickly to this won
derful medicine. Try it. Fifty cents
and $1.00. Trial bottles free. Guar
anteed by all druggists.
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice Is hereby given to all persons
interested, that the city council of the
city of Rock Island, county of Rock
Island, state of Illinois, having ordered
that a local improvement be made by
the laying of sidewalk on east side
Twenty-fifth street from Fifteenth ave
nue to Eighteenth avenue, the ordi
nance for the same being on file in the
office of the city clerk, having applied
to the county court of Rock Island
county for an assessment of the costs
of said improvements, according front
age, and an assessment therefor hav
ing been made and returned to said
court, the final hearing thereon will
be had on the fifth day of May, A. D.
1910, or as soon thereafter as the busi
ness of the court will permit All per
sons desiring may file objections In
said court before said day, and may
appear on the hearing and make their
defense. Said assessment is payable
in five Installments, and all install
ments except the first shall bear In
terest from and after the date of first
voucher on account of work done until
paid, at the rate of 5 per cent per an
num. MICHAEL. COLLINS,
Official Appointed to Make Said As-
Dated April 18, 1910.
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to all persons
interested, that the city council of the
city of Hock Island, county of Rock
Island, state of Illinois, having ordered
that a local improvement be made by
construction of six-inch watermain on
Forty-fifth street from Fifth avenue to
Second avenue, the ordinance for the
same being on file in the office of the
city clerk, having applied to the county
court of Rock Island county for an as
sessment of the costs of said improve
ment according frontage, and as as
sessment therefor having been made
and returned to said court, the final
hearing thereon will be had on the
fifth day of May, A. D. 1910, or as soon
thereafter as the business of the court
will permit. All persons desiring may
file objections in said court before said
day, and may appear on the hearing
and make their defense. Said assess
ment is payable in 10 installments,
and all installments except the first
shall bear interest from and after the
date of first voucher on account of
work done until paid, at the rate of
5 per cent per annum.
P. J. CART,
Official Appointed to . Make Said As
Dated April IS, 1910.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured In
Morton I Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and Joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been In bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism, it
gave immediate relief and she was
able to walk about In three days. I am
sure it saved her life." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island; Gust Schlegel & Son. 220 West
Second street, Davenport.
Wet Hat Hits Wire; Boy Dies.
South Bend, Ind., April -19. Albert
E. Kable, 16 years old. was electro
cuted yesterday when his hat, wet by
rain, came in contact with a sagging
DON'T GIVE UP.
Discouraged Citizens .Will Find Com
fort in the Experience of a
Rock Island Man.
Experience is the modern Instructor.
Profit by the experience of others.
It may save your life.
The experience of friends and neigh
The testimony of Rock Island people
Will bring renewed encouragement.
Here is a case in point:
A. G. Fider, retired, 1110 Third ave
nue, Rock Island, III., says: "From my
experience with Doan's Kidney Pills, I
do not hesitate to endorse them to any
one suffering from kidney trouble. My
back bothered me a great deal, and
there were acute pains across-my kid
neys that made It very hard for me to
stoop. Other difficulties led me to be
lieve that my kidneys were affected,
and reading about Doan's Kidney Pills,
I was led to get a supply at the Harper
House pharmacy. They gave me prompt
relief, and thus convinced me of their
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falo, New York, sole agents for the
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Lot 75x150 400
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Suppose you owe $25 or $30 or
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- 19 H Brady street. Davenport.
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Would be a good thing' to
use on the man who lets
his wife slave over the
washboard every week
while he spends on cigars
more than she saves. We
charge only 5 c a pound to
take all this drudgery off
the poor wife's hands.
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409 Lane Bldg., Davenport. Iowa.
Cor. 3d and Main Sts., Phene 2574
Use Our Money
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polite. Call, write or. phone West 122.
MUTUAL LOAN COMPANY, Suite 411
412 Peoples National Bank Building.
Open Wednesday and Saturday nights.