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THK ARGUS SaTI'GDAY, MaY 7 HHU
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ostomce as sceond-class matter
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS DaJy. 10 cents per week. Weekly
1 per year In advance.
All eoinrr.uoteatlons of argumentative cbar
Mter. political or rcii?iou4. must bve real
name attacbed for publication. No aucb am
ies will be printed over tictitlous signatures
Correspondence solicited from every town
blp in Rocs Island county.
Congressman George Prince, f
Qalcsbnrg, was renominated for con
gress at yesterday's Fifteenth district
A Baltimore pugilisl waa knock-!!
out by hit) wife. Some of these tighter-
ilc find trouble when they gel out
of their class.
Tin- bakers' strike in Chicago cannot
be a matter of wages. The faci that
they quit work shows that they ! not
knead the dough. Qnincy Herald.
Scientist assert that the average
American eat- loo much, but. sa the
.New York American, the trusts ma j
be relied m t sooa make such extrav
agance imp issible.
Imperialism may give a new turn to
debate in the next congress. Members
of the ngressional delegation wit
nessed the dances f the wild men of
the Philippines at the world's fair.
A St. Louis justice of the peace de
clares that "the mother-in-law storj
baa lost it- potency in this court." It
would not be well, however, to get an
opinion fn m the domestic tribunal.
From the outcome of the republican
primaries in Cook county one auty
Teach a fail- conclusion a- to which -ef
of delegates from Bock Island count j
will get into the republican .-fate con
If he cannot be governor again.
Yates would be file !r verm r-maker to
the commonwealth of Illinois. In the
latter case it might be -aid that Yale
wonld be followed bj hi- shadow. SI.
What i- to done with i lie prac
tical joker'.' Two harmless men have
been kiilc! by hi- refined humor with
in a we k and the boat-rocking scats on
i- ju-t beginning. I- there no penalty
for manslaughter1 in jest?
As the republican CI BVcntlon Wdl be
too easy. Uncle t barley Grosvenor
mighl amuse himself and the re-t of
asJoy predicting the nominations to
be mndt at st. Louis. It i- the oppor
tunity of bis life if lie desires further
distinction as a political prophet.
Senator BaCOU, having qtll ted a let
ter from . hf. Schwab in which the
steel man -aid -tei I rails could be sold
at a profit for $16 a ton. Senator Aid
rich declared the statement wa- ab
surd and that the letter was part of
a stock jobbing scheme. Mr. Bailey,
of Texas, hurled back the calumny by
saying that Schwab wa- a- reputable
ami truthful aa any man whu cm r
filched money from the pockets of the
people through a protective tariff.
Then Mr. Aldrich wished he had kept
Indianapolis New-: We think that
no small part of the peace and good
will that have prevailed in the house
thi- session is due the "genial hu
mor" of Speaker Cann n and Mr. Wil
liams. There i nothing like it t"
soften asperities, t 1 mitigate a too ex
treme partisanship and to smooth
one'- way through life. More impor
tant than this, the possession of this
gracious sense helps one to see things
more clearly and more nearly in their
proper proportion-. It i- m t well for
a man to feel ail the while that the
fete of the world and of all the planet.-
depends on what he mav sav or do
at ant given moment. They are good
fellows both, and "here"- to "cm."
Panama's Kasy Money.
Having been politely informed that
the republic of 1'auama wa- hard up
atui woulil like a little ca-li n ac
count, the treasury department has
sent to the secretary of state for
tran-m'.---ion to .1. P. Morgan V n. a
warrant for a million dollar-. That
leaves only a million -till to pa for
the privilege of makii g Panama's for
tune, and Panama has kindly offered
to let that run for another month.
i ne government oi i ne t niicu
State- eajoya throughout the world
the somewhat expensive reputation of
being both rich and "easy." if tin
wa- ever anv iloubt as to it- right t
thi- reputation it must have been li
prlle I by the Panama tran-at-tion. Wi
found a quarter of a million peopk
tied to a malarial am! worthies- neck
of Inn ". The oulj bone of pro-peritv
for these people was to dig1 several
million cubic );ird of that land away
at a cost of about $1 Mi.uoo.tssi. o
body could do that work but the rich
and benevolent Uncle Sam. of ah-
ington. l lie I'annmaii- were trying to
-tart a rebellion, which Colombia was
prepared to -mother in it- cradle. The
Lnited States encouraged the insur
rection, guaranteed it- independence.
warned off the Colombians, saved Pan
ama the expense ( f an army and nn v
ami asrreed to look after the policing
and sanitation of the canal zone. Pot
the pleasure of doing ail the.-e favors
we are paying $in.OOO.ooo.
J- the facility with which the Amer
ican government can be "touched"
calculated to inspire gratitude in the
touchers or contempt?
The education of Successful Men.
The advance sheet from the forth
coming report of the United States
Bureau of Education contain.- some interesting-
information. Under the topic
"Th Education Of 1UK Successful
Men.'' William W. Smith, chancel
lor of the Randolph-Macon system,
vv rite- a- follows:
"The editors of "Who's Who in
Ann rica.' have rendered the country a
service by inducing more than ten
thousand of tin- men now living in the
United States who are 'most notable in
all departments of usefulness and re
putable endeavor to report their edu
cation. These nun have won enviable
distinction and the fact- they give w ill
help answer the cpiestion-. 'Does edu
cation help one to success'.' and "What
amount of school training helps
"According to the last census there
are in the United State- 14,794.403
male- over thirty years old. The
United State- bureau of education
estimates that these are divided edu
cationally as follow.-:
Class l. without education 1,707.02:;
Class 2, with onlv common
school training or trained
outside of organized
M-hoi I- 12,054,333
la-- with regular high
school training added 657,432
!::.-- i. with college or high
er education 325,613
"Omitting the few persons under 'la
tear- old. the report from 10,704 not
ables show: Without education, none;
self-taught, 24; home-taught. 278; with
common-school training onlv. 1,066;
with high-school training, 1,627; with
college training, 7,709; of which .
120 wen- college graduates. That is:
Prom the 1,757,023 of Class 1 no not
From the 12,054,335 of Class
came 1,368, one for every 8,812
of these reported them
selves a- self taught; 278 as
privati ly taught.)
From tie- 657.432 of t his- came
1,627, one for evert
Prom tin- 325,613 of ( lass l canu
7. Til'.'. .ne for everv
It 1 bus appear-:
1. That from "sou to 1870 the un
educated bt in the l nited States
failed entiri U to become so notable in
anv department of usefulness and re
putable endeavor a- to attract the at
tentii u of the Who'.- Who editors, and
that only 21 self-taught men succeed
ed. 2. That a boj with otdv a common
school education nan, m round num
bers, no chance in 9,000.
'.i. That a high-school training in
creased this chance nearly twenty
two t imes.
t. That college graduation added
l:.!vo me young man bdoui ten times
the chance of a high-school boy and
two hundred times the chance if tlu-
boy whose training stopped with tin
ci uii mi m-school.
".. That the A. 1'.. graduate wa-
pre-eminently successful and that tin
elf-educated man waa inconspicuous,
From tin- nature of the ease it can
not be claimed that these classifica
tions are exact, but thev are ha-eii
upon the fullest statistics ever ob-
tamed, and the necessarv estimates
have be-, u made bv government ex
pert. It i- al-o doubtless true thai
other ci irii in-t a nee- ei nt ributed to
the suect of these trained nu n. but
after all reasonable allowances art
made the fianres force th- conclusion
that the more school-training tin
American boj of that period had. tin
en at r was his chances of distinction.
How will it be in thi- century?
A a Oprn Letter.
From the Chapin, s. t .. New-: Early
in the spring my wife and I were tak
en with diarrhoea ami so severe were
the pain- that we called a physician
who prescribed for us, but his medi
cines failed to give anv relief. A friend
who had a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, t bolera and Diarrhoea Remedy
n hand gave each of us a dose an i
we at once felt the effects. I pro
cured a bottle, an 1 before using the
entire contents we were entirelv cur-
a wonderful reined v. an
should be found in every household.
II. t . Bailey, editor. Thi.- remedy is
for sale bv all druggists.
I.adleo and Children
w ho cannot - t and t he shocking Strain of
laxative syrups and cathartic pills are
especially fond of Little Early Risers.
All persona who find it necessary to
take a liver medicine should trj these
easj pill-, and compere the agreeably
plea-ant and strengthening effect with
the nauseating and weakening condi
tions following the use of other reme
dies. Little Karlv Ki-er- cure biliou--BCSS,
constipation, sick headache,
jaundice, malaria and liver troubles.
Sold bv all druggists.
Rheumatism Care 1 In a nay
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits. 7.1c and
fl. Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Sec
ond avenue. Ruck Island; Gustave
Schlegel 4 Son, 220 West Second
DAILY SHORT STORY
Bread Cast on the Waters.
It was in the spring of 1863 that the
wife of Colonel Travers. who bad fall
en in one of the battles of the civil w ar
fighting for the Confederacy, called
one of her former slaves into her
house and thus spoke to him:
"Zach, you Lave for some time been
a freeman; but. unlike tbe rest of my
men and women, you have continued
to stay with me and work for me. I
have not been surprised at this, for
you have always served me faithfully.
You know that besides this plantation
I own a small one in the next county.
It is of no use to me. since I have no
people to work it. The buildings are
going to ruin, and, tbe fences having
been used for firewood by the soldiers
of both sides, the place is left entirely
unprotected. I have determined to give
the plantation to you. There Is a deed
for It. Take it and see whether you
can make the gift valuable."
"Wha'-wha' yo goto' to do. mis
tress? Vo 'goto' to gib away de place
wldotit nottln' paid fo" It?"
"Yes, Each. I'm going to give it to
you. hoping that it may servo as some
reward for your devotion to me during
trying times, for standing by nie
through four bitter years of war when
your master was away in the army
and since you were made free by the
proclamation. I still have this large
plantation, but I don't feel that 1 can
make It pay me anything. I am un
DSed to hiring hands to work, and I
have not the business capacity nor the
capital to raise and dispose of a crop.
You can begin In a small way. doing
some of the work yourself and hiring a
few hands to help you when necessary.
(Jo, Zach. I wish you success."
Mist ess, said the negro, 'if yo'U
Jist let me kiss yo' band onee I'll take
yo" gift and see what I can do with It."
She held out her band to him, and he
touched It reverently with his lips,
then went out to take possession of his
Twenty years passed.
The widow had each year made n
desperate effort to raise n crop of cot
ton and market it. Some years she
had succeeded in reaping sufficient
profit to enable her to live and put in
the seed for the next year's crop. 15ut
she found that when she most needed
hands the negroes were least willing
to engage, and when she succeeded in
inducing them to do so there was no
way orkeeplng them up to their work.
The days of the overseer were ended,
and the widow had nt found a sub
stitute. The consequence was that at
last she saw herself an ld, broken
down woman, her buildings dilapldat
ed for want of having been kept tip,
her farming utensils either broken or
taken nwav bv her hired hands and
her treasury empty.
Meanwhile ZacU had proceeded on
the advh-e given him by his mistress
beginning by working a few acres bun
self, saving most of the proceeds of his
erons. renalrinc his buildings with his
own bands during the winter season
and. us his loys grew older, availing
himself of their beto. Every season
he cultivated more acres than the pn
ceding one till the whole plantation
was productive. While many planters
sold their best seed to the cottonseed
oil manufacturers Zach declined to
sell Ids seed at any price, putting It
all into the ground. The result was
that be got larger crops, better cotton
and higher prices than his neighbors
The time came when he had more
money In bank than he cared to use In
Zach had often visited his former
mistress and begged her to let him do
something for her, but the Idea of ac
ceptinp anything from one who had
been her slave was repugnant to her,
and she always concealed her Impov
erished condition. But one morning
Zach went to the old plantation and ns
he entered the grounds noticed that
there was not a negro on the place.
Going into the bouse he found his mis
tress sitting before a table on which.
though It was her dinner hour, there
waa nothing but corn pone. The tears
came into the man's eyes.
"Mistress," he said, "yo hain't been
treatin' nie fa'r. Yo been sayin yo
didn't need nortin. and here yo' air
eatUn what wau't fit fo' yo field
hands in de days when Mars Cutmel
war a-libin. Yo" gib me yo lectio
plantation, and I tuk it. Now yo' need
meat and br-ad an' yo' won't take em
from me. I know I hain't fittiu' to gib
uottin to a fine white lady who always
gib tings away herself, but this air
got tin" into a bad way a mighty bad
way -and somepin' lies to be done. I
hain't coin to stand It no longer.
I'd com byer and wuk yo' plantation
fo yo' myself, but I'd haf to hire a
' lot of these lazy niggers, and I got
j nuff of 'era now. I got a check fo'
. some cotton dis mawnln', and I'm
j goin to make it paid to yo'. Don't
say nottin': I hain't gibin' yo' no mon
eyonly gihin' yo' back a leetle bit of
what yo' gib me. What I be today
widoiit yo' gibin' me dat plantation?"
While shaking the last words he
was making for a writing desk, and,
despite the old lady's protest, he
wrote on the back of the check the
only letters he had ever learned to
write. "Zach Travers."' and laid the
paper before her.
I-ater. when she gave a reluctant
consent to accept the amount offered.
Zr.ch to-.'.: th check to the batik, drew
tl:e money and. after tn iking some
necessary purchases, brought it back
to her. Trout that time forward, on
the first day of every m nth. she re
ceived from Zach a check for JI'O.
the lives of
- have failed.
It la used
bv the mo
icians of the
made from the choicest California
ains, and when prepared with cow's
milk makes a- nearly III MAN MILK
AS S! I'M E CAN I'UODUCE.
It is prepared under the most sani
tary ami a-cptic c unit ion and (ON-
TAI.Ns Mi macs 01! CHEMICALS.
Ill case- of cho'era infantum, mar
asmas, dysentery catarrh of the bow
els, ordinary diarrhoea, summer com
plaint or simple indigestion. SUN
BRIGHTS HAS PKOVED INVALUA
BLE. tonal val
milk, but enabli
to continue nil
rsmg w hen her
be imnoverishf d.
Write f r tree sample and souvenir
Scnbrighta Mother) Uibj 14 k iu
Sunbrihta Californii Tool
An 'el s. ' il.
Four Sized ."v 75c,
For Sale bv
Bring your material and we will
teach von to make your spring tail
or .-nit or fancy gown strictly up-to-date
in every style and fashion.
We are ready to receive pupils
and visitors. School Lours from B a.
in. until 4 p. m. lor Denelit OI la-
dies employed during the clay we
will have a night school from 7 p.
m. until 9:30 p. m. Rooms 37, 38,
?.9 McCullough Building, Davenport,
One iuc c.f our K
the other is
;' ' 10 . 1 '
ROCK ISLAND RUG CO..
222.'. 4th Ave. Bock Island. Old 'I hone iVdJ W; New Thon.
F" O R
fo buy or sell Second
hand goods of all kinds.
1628 Second avenue.
New 'Phoce 5164.
When the new baby Comes
start a hank account for him.
Add to it from time to time
Until he can help make it grow
by his own saving. I'y the time
he grows up he will have
enough to take him through col
lege or start him in business.
Our plan malces it s easy to
save. Interest at 4 per cent,
paid on all deposits.
I Do It Now.
Do It Now!
Telephone us to
call for your Car
pets and have
them cleaned, re
Jaid. and those old
Carpets worn by
beating (the old
wa ) made into
just like it.
B 1 inttiiHilpjmiiHH HPSl
MA'K'E R S
- v-w. NEW YORK
l. .TV Jt j ! -C
TYPE TELLS TRUTHFUL TALES
And when we say that you can positively get lower prices and better
qualities at our store than elsewhere, we want you to feel that it is
true. All thai we Dsk of voii i- a trial. We are sure you will come
again, and perhaps bring your neighbor, too. Once a customer, always
n cusaomer. Bead these prices:
Anderson's .lams, 3cans
3-11). can Apples, 2
1-pound pk. scrap
10 bars Cudahay's Dia
mond C soap
Sujja r, 21 the I
9 Bars Santa I la us
Eg--0-Sce and Viiror,
New York gallon
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
3 lb. can K'if
YT BEMK.Mi;i:i THE
1515 Second Ave.; old 'phone
P. J. LEE.
jt &AeJmoRer Only.
YOU KNOW THE BOYS
Hildebrandt & Cash
? Newspapers, Ma.gazines and Periodicals
shows two of the
E,Jcry thing the
hot t le Ammonia
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Knit
Hakes and Cera Nut,
Lest I a tent I- lour, everv
sack gun ra nteed .
1 nui'v Dairy Butter,
Seeded Kaisins, 3 lbs.
2 laige cakes ?orj
2 cakes Sa polio
3 lb. can extra fancy
Toothpicks, i: la rpe
Pure Maple Syrup,
Yea t Foam,
Shredded Cocoa nut,
PLACE, NEAR POSTOFFICE.
1309, new 'phone 5462. Bock Island, III.
There's a line of wall paper
lure that rich I j deserves that
title. Thev will Mdrcss up" the
dingiest room and make it a
1 hintf of hca uty.
Simplicity is one of the great
est harms and low price their
We now offer new and beauti
ful wall paper.- at low price;.
Also a full line of points, oils,
glass, brushes, moldings, etc. jj
1421)-I4.'(I McNNSd Ave mm. Q
opponit.. Court Hoiiftc-
as is well known will lighten up the
darkest or poorly lighted room, but
yon can just as well have your wall
covered with bright paper, ami at the
name time artistically elegant in le
Sgn and harmonious in coloring, and
it will be if you favor us with your
order-. Our stock ia very large and
all patterns are most ca ref ully select
ed, ko that there is not a common
place thing in tln lot.
PAHIDON SL SON.
419 SEVEN TEENT1I STREET.
Old 'phone Union 213. Ham 'phone 2513