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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 0. mot.
4 ' CTHE ARGUS. Published Ehilly and Weekly at 1624 Becond avenue, Rock Island, HI. En tered at the postofflce as econd-class matter. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly, $1 per year In advance. All communications of argumenta tive character, political or religious, must have real name attached for pub lication. No such articles will be print ed over fictitious signatures. Correspondence solicited from every township In Rock Island county. Tuesday, September 6, 1904. The milliners says that if you do not wear a bug on your bonnet you will be suspected of having one in your head. Congressman Littauer has been a visitor at Oyster Bay. The congress man is probably seeking a glove and gauntlet contract. Charlie Fairbanks is pleased with the prospects of his party in Missouri, but he will continue to hold on to his Kenatorship. St. Louis Post -Dispatch. Secretary Taft. overdid the tiling when he set out to convince the public of the gentleness of the president. Isn't he afraid the public may come to think there is a weakling in the presidential chair? The oificial treasury statement shows that the I'nited States debt has increased more than six millions in the past month. It takes a thorough going imperialistic administration to put Uncle Sam in the hole. Many thousands of years ago primi tive man looked into the air and saw the birds flying and wished he could do the same thing. Reports fiom St. Louis last week that told about the air navigation experiment indicate that man in all these thousands of years has progressed mighty little beyond t he wish with which he started out. An Oriental newspaper has frot an impression from a recent order of the postofflce department, in relation to preference for promotion to those who are married and have families, like this: "They are trying very hard in the United States, to make people get married by departmental edict, though wilh what success as yet one does not know. One instance of this laudable design is reported from Pes Moines, in Iowa. In the chief postoliiee a notice has been set up informing all whom it may concern that 'in future married employes, and more particularly those with children, will receive promotion sooner than those who are unmarried.' The postmaster declares that the an nouncement is made on instructions from the general Kstoffice at Wash ington and in accordance with the wishes of President Roosevelt." Mr. Morgan at Sagamore Hill. New York World: Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan has been at Sagamore Mill to see the president and undoubtedly the piesident was dee-lighted, although Mr. Morgan and Mr. Roosevelt have never been regarded as congenial souls. It is safe to assume t bat it was a visit of business and not of pleasure. As a prudent financier, Mr. M jrgan could not be expected to give his un pialified support to a candidate for president until he knew what the atti tude of the administration would be toward his varied and important inter ests. A mission of such moment could not be wisely inii isted to a subordi nate, and Mr. Morgan may be pardon ed for insisting on receiving his assur ances at first hand. He cannot be ignorant of the practi cal value of his support in certain piarters. or censured, in view of the past rtlations. for proceeding on the principal of "no tickee. no washee." only a reckless speculator would taki chances in such an affair, and Mr. Morgan is not a reckless speculator. A Son of MirF. He won't be happy till he gets it. Roosevelt feels that war and not peace Is the proper national condition. In February. lSSf. while governor of New York, he made this statement in a speech before the New York Republi can club : "If w.; ever grow to regard peace as a permanent condition, and feel that we can afford to let the keen, fearless, virile qualities of the heart and mind and body sink into disuse, we will jire pare the way for inevitable and shame ful disaster in the future." The military establishment of the I'nited States, exclusive of pensions, will, under four years of Roosevelt, in a time of profound peace, have cost $:15.i'n.tw more than under four years of Cleveland. A Parcel Pom. The Postal Progress League has fin ally formulated rlan? for a campaign to secura TXrious pos-tal reforms and will apply, at the next sesion of con-j' 1. A parcels post, like that hot suc cessfully in service in England. 2. Cheap and convenient postal cur rency to supersede postal money or ders. '.i. A local delivery parcels post, car rying large parcels at low rates. 4. The extension of the free deliv ery services to small towns and vil lages. 5. Reforms in the foreign postal service. Included in the reforms of the for eign service are: Two-cent postage on all foreign let ters. Special delivery of foreign mail. An international cheap parcels post, the limit of weight to be 11 pounds. The Postal Progress League is pre paring for an active campaign, and is going to flood the country with circu lars of its propaganda. They want the rates on the demoerate parcels post to be: On three ounces, one cent. On one pound, five cents. On 11 pounds. Uhe limit). 2 cents. IS REBUILDING THE TRACKS Tri-City Railway Company Putting in New Rails on Twentieth Street. A force of 1.". men was put to work this morning by the Tri-City Railway company tearing up the track between Second and Fourth avenues on Twen tieth street, which will be replaced by 7-inch 7n-pound rails. The work will last about three weeks. A force of 15 men now doing similar work in Daven iiort will be sent over here soon to assist. One track at a time will be torn up and retain. t ars will run regularly, temporary switches having been provided which will be placed at different places to avoid impeding traf fic. The work being done consists of laving two blocks of straight track and a few curves. The curves will replace the old ones now at Twentieth street and Third avenue, a point where most all of the lines in town inter sect. The new track to be laid is much heavier than the old. which is in a bad condition, ami unsubstantial. RIVER RIPLETS. Hoats down were the St. Paul, Ruth, Winona and Eclipse. Those north were the R. Hershey, Phil. Scheckel, Ruth. Fmily and Winona. At : a. in. the stage of water was :!.4 and at n'xm :!.-!.". RIVER FORECAST. A slight falling tendency in the Mis sissippi will occur from Clinton to Muscatine. RIVER BULLETIN. DaiiR-or Height Chug. Line 8 a. m. 24 hrs Feet. Feet. Feet. St. Paul 11 4.C. :1.0 :1.1 :. : o.r o.o II." : 0.S :0.o .l : ".2 :0.t u.C, Red Wing 11 Reeds Landing 12 La Crosse 12 P. du Chien is Dubuque IS Le Claire H Davenport 15 Des Moines Rapids.. .. Keokuk St. Louis "0 Kansas Citv 21 ::.; ::.s :u i.u ::. 1.2 7.S s.i To Find the North Pole. Should the steamship America reach the North Polo, the credit will be due entirely to the I'nited States. It was equipped by a wealthy New Yorker, and every soul on board is an Ameri can citizen. The credit for the re markable record made by the famous Hostetter s Stomach Bitters is due to the fact that it always cures belching, heartburn, dyspepsia, liver anil kidney ills, indigestion and malaria, also tha' it never fails to open up the clogged bowels, purify the blood and promote sound sleep, without which no one can enjoy good health. Prominent physi cians everywhere recommend it espe cially to those convalescent. They know it is unequalled as a tonic and strength-builder and also that it is absolutely safe and reliable. You'li make no mistake in trying it at once. AT THE HOTELS. At the Harper R. B. Dear. Super ior. Wis.; S. A. Kdmiston: W. .1. Son ni'ti, Chicago; R. Y. Breed. Erie; M. D. Rosentield, Moline: S. W. Lewie ard wife. Clinton: J. W. Cavat.aimli. L. L. Coo!. T. H. Thomasr H. P. Simpson. J. K. Brandenburg. William McCono chic. city: Mayor Phillips. Davenport: Maurice Lazenby. Baltimore: tJastavo Eck. tleneva. 111.; S. II. Ralston. Des Moines: A. W. Hayward. Chicago: A. J. Emerson. Peoria: .1. S. Maharg. Philadelphia: Charles W. Oshorti. Mrs. Charles W. Osborn. Chicago: J. M. Mitchell. H. A. Smith. St. Iuis: W. R. Haupiman. F. V. Mcrritt. Chicago: H. H. Finimore. C. R. I. & P. Ry.: C. E. McElroy. Miss Edna McEiroy. Ottumwa. Ia.; W. W. Newhall. Kansas City. At the Rock Is!and t European'! J. E. McCill. H. H. Downing. Chicago; .1. H. Naughton. St. Louis: O. M. Cox and family. Washington. D. C: A. L. Parks. Calesburg: II. Camnitz. Spring field ball club: A. C. Lithani and fam ily. Coledonia. Minn.: Mrs. C. O. John son. Miss Lillian Johnson. Sycamore: J. J. Joslin. Minneapolis: Robert Thompson. Charles Wenks. Andalusia; E. F. Mackenzie. Bloomington: Wil liam Dutesch, Urbana: I. R. Pimey. Peoria; F. O. Rollins. Chicago: D. C. Sexton. Alpha; A. W. Salzman. city; Charles Denning. St. Louis. DAILY SHORT STORY AN EXCEPTION TO A RULE. Original. IIow did I become a barrister in Ens- j land? That's a secret, but since you ere my son I -will tell you. The story Illustrates bow a man must take risks! In his decisions, but I believe it is I always safer to act from conscientious motives. Soon after I was admitted to prac tice In Chicago one Christopher Row an was accused of murder. I bad a fancy for criminal practice and took bis case; but, despite my best efforts, be was convicted on circumstantial evidence. I was not only convinced from the man's manner that be was innocent, but be told me certain facts, which I was unable to get before the jury, that confirmed me in my opinion. I secured a stay of proceedings and in one way or another delayed the execu tion, but finally there was nothing more to do for biui, ami I saw the day near at band when be would have to swing. The matter bad a terrible ef fect upon me, not doubting, as I have said, that the man was innocent. A few weeks before the execution a letter came for bim from a distant part of the world. The sheriff took pos session of it and instead of giving it to the condemned sent it to me. It con tained official information that Rowan, through the death of a cousin, bad fallen heir to an entailed estate worth nearly a million. It was in itself pro.f that the man about to die came of an excellent. family. This be bad told me, but hoped that if be died on the gal lows the matter might escape the no tice of his relatives. For awhile I was in a quandary; '.hen, suddenly coming to a resolution, I call ed a cab and hurried to the jail to de liver the letter to its owner. I was not surprised that it did not have any very great effect upon bim. The truth is he was stunned by his misfortune and the near approach of death, which he had for some time considered inevitable. Instead of returning to my office I went to my room I was then a bachelor aud, looking myself in, considered what I would do. In an hour I bad mndo up my mind to use what money was nec essary to save the man's life, though it must be rpplied illegally. I cabled in Rowan's name to know for how much I might draw on the estate, ami a good ly suia was mimed. Then I told Rowan of my plan, and he signed a draft. Iu due time the prisoner was put through the process, or, rather, an ap pearance of the process, the law had directed. The newspapers told of the brave manner in which the prisoner had met his death, though be bad refused spiritual consolation. The name was spelled (as be had given it when ar rested) Rowan, so that his relatives might not know of bis fate. The coro ner pronounced bim dead, and his body was turned over at my request to me for burial. Instead of burying it I sent it In the guise of a negro to New York, where it sailed alive for Liverpool. Rowan before leaving offered me any portion of bis estate that I would accept, but 1 declined to take a penny. After his arrival In Loudon he wrote me renewing the offer. 1 still declined lie made me different propositions at different times, but I declined them all. rNIeauwhile lie bad entered various en terprises and doubled bis capital. Fi nally be wrote me that if I would come to Loudon and practice he would Bee that I bad the most lucrative cli ents. It was ten years after I bad been the means of saving bim from an ig nominious death that I went to London and consented to act as bis and bis friends" attorney. In time I bee anie i barrister. I have left out the mot Important part of the story? How did I contrive Rowan's flight, the sham hanging and all that? Money, my dear boy; money. It will accomplish anything. We don't ueeI to go to Russia for corruption; there is plenty of it in the I'nited States. But it costs a big sum. I paid It all to one man in gold -.oo.O" hi though I didn't pay more than a sixth of this at the time of the hanging, and the go betweeus paid all the rest. Be sides the sheriff, those lu attendance aud the coroner it was necessary to give plenty of hush money to any one who might have the slightest suspicion. How did they fool those whose duty it was to see the man executed? Come here. The evidence has been Iu this safe ever since you were born. Do you see this rope loop? It fittt-d around Rowan's chest. I'll put it on and show you how It worked. I have no horror of it; it saved a life instead of taking oue. You see it passes across the chest and under the arms. Higher, where the ends Join, is a hook, small, but strong. On the baugmau's rope close to the knot was a little loop made of a hundred fine steel wires, and just be fore the condemned was swung off the book was pulled up under the coat collar and fasteued to the steel loop. Hook and loop were lost in the hang man's knot behind the ear and the victim's coat collar. Have I ever regretted roy act? Nev er. In a sense I did wrong to work a right, and I don't believe In the prin ciple of doing wrong that right may come. But an isolated case like this doesn't make a rule; it Is simply an exception to a rule. THOMAS KENT WATERMAN. Be Get Hl Choice. Mother Johnny, I se your little brother has the smaller apple. Pil you give him his choice, as I supcested? Johnny Tes'm. I told him he could have his choice, the little one or none, u4 be took the litt!e one. TODAYS MARKETS. C!:i: ;ia-fi 5?.-rt t. WlN-wIner arc tiu- fa opening-, highest, lowest and closing quotations In today's marktts: Wheat. S.ptf mlit-r. l.'3't.. 103T8. l'.'-M-. 1M3-V December. Ih'I's- 1 '' li'"'1. 10G-". May, Hss. to-... m;, l'S-V Corn. S-ptcmb-r. ."C1-. Z-l-. 1i-. December, r.l-. oON,. V May. 4?7s. 4'.':V 49 Oat. JS.-ptemt.tr. 31.... 21 31 i. 31 . J 'eoemi.t r. 3.".. :2 . ::.'!. May. 3:.', r.r.Jj. 3.-.'4. 3:.-j. l'ork. September, 1 1 .oo. ll.oo. in. so. io so. ih-tnl.tr. 11.12. 11.12. 10. 1.:-. January. 12.".".. 12.0'. 12.37. 12.5 2. Lard. September, fli.s-d. .f.T. October. 7.1.".. 7.1". 7. "2. 7. "7. January. 7.17. 7.17. 7.02. 7.1". Illb. September, olosed. 722. il.-tol.ei-. 7 i. 7.17. 7.27. 7.::.".. January. : i.. n.t;2. t'. r.O. 0.77. Ket-eipts to. lav (tln-te ikiysi: Wheat jV 1 .".!. t t.r ii 1 ,.;7ii. ...it :.". I:.. is 7. '"Mi. cat tle ."..ti.iii. sheer. 1 .". t.i'O I'-t imatet receipts W'etlii. silay : Wheat 117. e..i ii l.ll:'. ...tt 11!'. Iii.lis 21. 'Mi". !1."UT market openol steady to str.mir. I.inht r..::.".."f ."..7". inix-il Mini butchers ."..ii.", Oi ..t.,1 heavy T,."( ' ",.i:o. rui.nh l.ea vy 4 ;.". .". tel. i 'at lie market opened steady. Sheep market opened st. ady. I loss at Omaha cattle ."..tno. at IC::lls;,s Pity 7. "''". cattle lD.-j ei.n. I t". S. Yards. S:4a a. la. !btr mark.t shMi.j;, .".. to l"c hiuht-r. Uuht r.lo'.( ' ". 7". ml:el and buti '.i. is .". 1 n . ."..7.".. , 'id heavy .".!"' .". . 7 " . rouk heavy 4.7" r .".I". 'at tie market slow. b-it steady. IletVes 3.1 "Si 'I.21. "WS a nil heifers 1.00 'u 1.1". Texas steers 2.70 1.2". stocket s ai.il feeders 2."" 3.N.". Slioe market steady to strops;-. Moil market closed strong-, .".c to 10e higher. I.i.irht "..3" ii ."..'".o. mixed and butchers "..I'll. r..7". Kood heavy o."T,rt r..7". rouuh heavy 4.70 ru 0.",. "attlc rr.aiket dosed steady. Sheep market dosed steady. fw York Stock. New Yo:k. Sept. . Suaar 131, (Jas '.. K. 1. 1. 27 T. Southern I'a cilic :., I',. - o. ss"s. Atchison common Atchison preferred !'.n4. . M. St. I'. 1 r. 7 -. Manhattan l.".r.'4. Oopp.-r r.7"h. W. V. Tel. tV X. Y. Central l-l1. 1-- X. IJ.'1. Itcadiu" common iiic-H, Canadian l'adiic 12i'.'H. U. II. T. "i " s,h . 1'acilic Mail 3"'j, 1'. S. Steel pre ened t;2Ts- I". S. Steel common 1 3 :!4 . I'enmi 12;;1j. Missouri I'aeidc ys'j, I'nion l'aciiic l"i'K. Coal - Iron 14 ".,. Krie common 3-1',. Wabash preferred 41. C. ,t ;. w. i:.-. Illinois Central 13!. Car Foundry lio,, Hepablic Steel pre ferred 42'j, Republic Steel common l-OCAI, MAHKIVr COXI)lTIO.S. ToiIuj'h UuottitioiiN on I'rnvl.Ion, Live Mock, I'eetl and I'ncl. Kock Island. Sept. ti. I-'ollowins are the wholesale ".notations in the local market: I'ro viilouM. I'.utter Creamery, 20c, dairy l.'ift 10c. Kprps Fresh lGc. Lard Oc. Live Poultry Spring chickens, $2.75 j ft 3.2". per dozen; hens Sc per pound; turkeys loo per pound; ducks Sc; geese Sc. Vegetables Potatoes 40c. Lite Stock. Cattle Steers $4.00 i .1.0; cows anil heifers J3.001 l.oo; calves JS.Ooff 5.C0. Iloprs-Mixed and butchers I.7.V.I .-,.2.-. Iambs $?...". r.t $ I Vt-d nl I "rue I. Crain Corn .".Sc'i i"iic; als 32r3.".c. Forage Timothy hay $a.uo & $1 1 ; prairie $'.1 'i Jl"..".o. straw Jtl.oOit $7..r.0. Woo.l Hani. p. r load. $."..",0. Cal Lump, pi r bushel, 14c; slack, per bushel. 7c. S. J. Tbumpson, Newport Our daughter was pal. and sickly. (Save her HoIIisicr's Rocky Mountain Tea. No-.v she's rosy cheeked, healthy and happy. "," rents, tea or tablets. T. H. Thomas' jliarmaey. Bvick's Ra.nges simply can't wear out. built of very best by very best workmen. vr , . Mat lilP 444 8 The largest line of MSL rfIW'S j Fvirnitvire, Carpets f ' 4v ! and Rugs ever shown s MtSsl ! in the three cities. I W2 Clenmn n Iff SUITS . - Go to . . WILLIAMSON S To buy cr sell Second Hand Goods of all Kinds 1618 Second Avenue. New 'Phone 516-1 4 'isrtijr. Is ' i- i If'- i- '- '"Si -: i ow - Villi L - i1 i. -'13 i ; .- V.flt"!'. :.t 1 9- j - I' 3; j !?- OOCXXCOOCXXXJOCerXCeOOOOOOOOO IT CUR.ES... g: Cramps Sum- p mer Complaint P 3 . 1, CJ ? cc . quicKiy ens- p 1 1 r t 1 r t 1 - Q At all druggists and cafes. Price. 25c. 1 - " 41 - Come and See Us We Guarantee (o Save You Money, p They're materials (EL DOWN o WortK from S12.50 to $18.00, now Gustafson . Hayes Which World's Fair Ree Suits You the Best? 7-DAY LIMIT HOUND TRIP S 6.00 Every Tuesday and Thursday Also Sept. 4-11. SEASON HOUND TR.IP 11.80 60-DAY LIMIT ROUND TRIP 9.85 Leave R.ock Island 6:40 n. m. Arrive St. Lovjis 4:38 p. m. Ieave Hock Island 7:20 p. m. Arrive 5t. Louis 6i48 a. m. Sleeping Csxrs. Chair Cars and Diners on LacK Train. Tickets and Information at CD. (tl Q. Depot. 'Phones: Old 680, New 6180. See the smoke chamber (A A). .All nicotine and dust stop there. The bowl can be lifted out of the pipe and cleaned while lighted. Stem cannot clog. Smoke all you like with this pipe; it won't upset your nerves or burn your tongue. Made of French briar.. You get only pure, refreshing smoke without nicotine or dust when using this pips. We will be pleased to show them to ycu. s i ! JOHN P. SEXTON. Harper House Block. R.ock Island Agent for Paine's Perfect Pipe Buck's Hot Blast Heater vill pay for itself in a couple of seasons. !'