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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1003.
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Thuraday, May 4, 1905.
The early bird may catch the worm,
but the person who puts on his spring
togs too pood is likely to catch the
Besides the trusts, we are again in
formed the country is to be inflicted
this year with the regular visitation, of
the 17-year locusts.
Mrs. Jane Gerrnon. cousin of Joseph
Jefferson, who lives in Baltimore, is
the last of the old line of Jeffersons
and one of the old school of actors and
actresses. She made her debut when
she was 77 years old as J,ittle Albert
to Edwja Forrest's Tell.
The Bloomington Bulletin well says:
"The interurban in the middle west
has resolved itself into a plain ques
tion of having a growing city with real
estate advancing in price along with
the growth of population, or having a
quiet residence town undisturbed by
artivity other than the literary and
different legal propositions that have
heretofore made their appearance be
fore the higher court.
Trusts In Footl.
Though the Duke of Manchester can
hardly be considered proper authority
to criticise America and Americans, he
recently made the following sugges
tions worthy of consideration relative
to the Americans' passion for money:
"There seems to be a close connec
tion between these immense aggrega
tions of capital and the national desire
to accumulate in the shortest possible
time wealth far beyond the necessities
of life. The scramble for the "almighty
dollar" has reached a stage unequaled
anywhere in Europe and unprecedent
ed in the history of any great nation.
"These enormous aggregations of
capital are the outgrowth of the inher
ent American passion to get rich quick
ly. Underneath the social stratum
that is money made, is the conservative,
fine type of American who is not car
ried away by the prevailing passion."
He further states that even in the
time of Edward VI. such an institution
as the "beef trust" would have fared
ill. for in those days sharp punish
ment was provided for all who formed
combinations among the '"victualers or
artificers to raise the price of provis
Perhaps the Duke of Manchester
knows what he is talking ahout, and
perhaps not, but there is no denying
the fact that the combines existing to
day which control the output and
prices of foods are unprecedented in
their insolence and anarchistic in their
lawlessness. Great will be the day for
this nation and its people when they
will strike the fatal blow at monopoly
which has controlled and does control
the output and prices of foods in daily
demand in every home.
Prof. Haeckel of Jena, the German
Darwinian, declares that the best tier
mans have been given to the United
States and that they have, left behind
a race of weaker men and women
whose offsprings have proved incapa
ble of giving the fatherland that men
tal and physical vitality which Ger
many contributed to the building up of
the mighty American republic.
The 10 highest buildings in the world
are: The Eiffel tower, Paris, S-14 feet
high; the Washington monument, 555
feet; city building, Philadelphia, 5:J5
feet: Cathedral of Cologne, 511 fee.;
Cathedral of Strassburg. 4 Gi feet; the
chimney of the St. RoIIox Chemical
works. Glasgow. 455 Vi feet; St. Mar
tin's church. I.andshut. Germany. 454
feet: St. Stephen's at Vienna, feet;
the Great Pyramid. 4"u feet, and St.
Peter's. Rome. 4 IS feet.
In New York, at one of the churches,
there were two checks for $25,000 each
from anonymous givers, who refused
to have their names made pub'ic. Here
is a hint for Mr. Rockefeller. If he is
giving from the heart, and not from
mere notoriety and a purpose to carry
favor with religious people, he can
manage the thing anonymously and re
lieve the church from all scandal. Can
one imagine Mr. Rockefeller and Mr.
Carnegie giving anonymously?
Boston Transcript: A contemporary
says of Marshal Oyama that if his equal
exists anywhere in the world no one
is aware of his presence. Ignorance of
the coming military man is not infre
quently noted in the world's history.
How many individuals outside the
Prussian general staff had heard of
Moltke before isf.6? How many Amer
icans on Jan. 1. ISfil. had ever heard
of I". S. Grant, formerly a captain in
the regular army, of William T. Sher
man, or Philip H. Sheridan? The com
ing military man may today be quietly
tarrying on regimental duties or hid
den from the world in some staff de
partment. He may be German or
French or American, and it is safe to
say that he will be a surprise wherever
The Henry County Tax Ferret Case.
In the tax ferreting case from Henry
county the appellate court has just
given a decision which to an extent
seems to sustain the "ferrets." The
board of supervisors of Henry county
had made a contract with George H.
Manlove. the tax expert, who put in a
year and a half in Rock Island county
just before going into Henry county,
by the terms of which he was to search
the records for omitted and unassessed
personal property, receiving as his
compensation a certain percentage of
the moneys collected from such delin
quent tax. Against this contract a bill
of injunction was filed, and upon hear
ing in the Henry county circuit court
the injunction was made permanent.
The case was taken to the appellate
court and there two propositions were
the chief matters of contention. They
were that a private citizen had no
power to maintain the bill of injunc
tion against the county, and that the
contract made with Manlove was one
which the county had the right to make
through Its board of supervisors. I
It is understood that these two prop-j
osit:e- er- sustained by the appel
late court. The contest has not yet
rnded. however, and a branch of the
case remains to be taken before the!
supreme court. That body has usually ,
decided against the ferrets upon the
At the Harper J. T. Walker, Kan
sas City; William Valerus, New York;
Charles Mclean, Cleveland; C. A. Wi
nans. New York; C. P. Read, Chicago;
K. M. Whitham, Aledo; George J.
Mills, Aledo; F. R. Cherryman, Chica
go; W. B. McLenahan. Grand Rapids:
I J. Kramer, Louisville; S. L. Smith.
Freeport; F. H. Muse, New York: 1-.
M. Brochon, Chicago; F. Stockhausen.
Milwaukee; J. B. Heydlauff. Jackson:
H. G. Stephens, New York: Thomas
Keefe, Galesburg; B. Voedisch. Mil
waukfle; M. G. Ritchard, Peoria;
James MeBride. Galesburg: J. A. Gib-
yson, St. Louis; G. E. Resfield, A. A.
Memhard. W. A. Hendley. James Mc
Cartney, J. H. Posse, Chicago; Charles
M. Martin, Kansas City; W. C. Gales
bury, Aledo; A. VV. Johnston. Chicago;
A. G. -Leech. Peoria: O. H. OremloifT.
Delavan. 111.; A. T. Puffer, Boston: A
C. Berkstresse. Peoria; A. J. Merney,
tica, .V Y.; M. Greenberg. F. A. Dun
ning, Chicago; I'. P. Powell, Spring
field; M. D. Smith, Chicago; S. H.
Bomstem, New York; W. E. Otis, New
York; D. O. Trimmer. Kewanee, 111.;
Ira L. Bell, St. Louis; D. S. Swoewedv.
Philadelphia; William H II ft Oil. Mil wn it.
kee; J. R. Hyde, F. R. Holtfoot. Chi
cago; H. Belitz, New York; L. B. Lee,
Chicago: S. R. Parsons, Albany, N. Y. ;
P. E. Meany, L. Kaufman. Chicago; A.
S. Martin. Burlington; W. W. Newhall
Kansas City; F. C. Burearfv J r'
Campbell. Chicago; G. E. McFarland.
Ues Moines; Charles Peters. Columbus
At the Rock Island ( European ) D.
C. George, Garden Glen; W. H. White
side. Joslin; W. B. Kindle, Chicago:
L. J. Mason. Peoria; S. Cusack. Chi
cago; I. R. Pitney. Peoria; H. W
Hook. S. Russell. Philadelphia; H W
Hill. W. S. Hill. W. B. Hill. Cable; It.
ii. Smith. Chieago; C. H. Clanahan.
Aiuswortti: James I. Carey, G. B.
Knapp. Dubuque; James G. Brittoti.
Andalusia; A. C. Campbell. St. Iuis;
H. de Ixjng, agent Midnight Flyer com
pany; R, S. Overstreet, St. 1ouis; H
C. like. Quincy; Neil Hurley. Gales
burg; Harry Shannon. New York; M.
J. Maquire. J. E. Haskins. F. H. Apple.
M. E. Briggs. Chicago; Fred F. Price
Peoria; M. B. Shoeberger. Chicago; C.
A. Piper, Allerton; Sam L. Tee. Ash
land. O.; O. C. Riley. Sterling; T. W.
Powell. St. Iuis; J. H. Meek. S. Dei
sel. William Nagel. Waterloo; John
Rosenshak, C. W. Black, St. Ixniis.
At the Harms (European) C. F.
Clark. Grand Forks. N. D. ; Ben Fel
senthal. New York; W. G. Harris. Chi
cago; K. H. Kalbflush. New York; R.
J. Stephens. Chicago; Edward vVren
nick, Indianapolis; R. E. Brown, Peo
ria; J. I. Cohen. Chicago; George S.
Skinner. Princeton; F. H. Buckens.
Chicago; C. D. Bernstein. Burlington;
E. L. Ewanson. Bishop Hill; J. Wax
be and wife, Dubuque; Eli Strong, Kal
amazoo: S. E. Greenbaum, H. Handler,
Chicago: G. W. Myers. New York;
Harry C. Weiler. Bloomington; Wil
liam A. Metzgar,. Charles A. Ramsay.
Chicago; A. A. Nowland, Peoria; G.
W. Ellis. Cedar Rapids: J. W. Van
Dugan. Chicago; W. R. Metin, Kansas
City; P. N. Kadornsky. New York:
J. D. Sayrne. Chicago: R. W. Smith.
Sioux Falls; D. M. McDougal. Chicago:
E. R. Cherryman. Grand Rapids.
Mich.; F. M. Deering. Chicago; Chris
Noort. Galesburg: Sidney Selig. In
dianapolis: James Hosford. Muscatine:
E. G. Richards. Chicago: J. W. Mc-
Lary. New York; William Ige. De
troit; E. F. Kellog. Peoria.
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity, when you
lose your health, because indigestion
and constipation have sapped it away.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
LAW IN CACHAHOULA COUNTY, j
There was uo law iu Ca.hahiU
county, N. M., not even that dispensed
by his honor Jndg I.ym-u. The few
scnttered people who dwelt in thoe
parts consequently suffered from the
loss of horses, mules and other pro;r
fry. besides being murdered in open day
whenever bouie desperado tuok a fuey
to kill any one. One of these, called
Redheaded Pete, would come into the
principal town at Interval and usually
departed with a gl deal of cash,
leaving behiud bim one or more
corpse. At last be killed Bill Matnuk.
a man luiu-h beloved in the commuully.
and Bill's brother Sum, who was not a
fighting man, but wan willing to pay
lllerally to have bis fighting done for
him, made up hi iniud that Pete must
die. He thereupon remarked one day
openly that he would be glad to "assist
any man financially" who would do the
Now. there happened to be iu the
cruwd at the time Josh Soldi, one of the
very men who were so objectionable.
"Wbftt'll y" give?" be asked.
"Three hiiudted dollars." said Sam.
"Make it $5x and Til go yV
There was a consultation between
Matin, k and the others. All agreed
that it was a practical way of getting
rid of Redheaded Pete, and possibly in
the fray Josh Scull might also be elim
inated. Sam Mattuck bad offered his
all. but It was agreed that bis fellow
fm.iw Oi.ml.t ftiiDLiort bim In so
praiseworthy a matter and one In
which all were interested, so they de
cided to furnish the remaining Soo.
As soou as this was settled Scull was
commissioned to seek Redheaded Pete.
pick a quarrel with bim ami shoot bim
but It was not obligatory on Scull to
use such honorable warfare. These
were his instructions, but he might use
anv method he pleased without forfeit
ing bis pay. the full amount of which
was given bim in advance in lieu of
ScnII pocketed the money and started
on bis mission. He was gone just long
enough to reach his man and return
when one evening while the citizens
were silting on Ihe store porch smok
ing their pipes and wondering if their
enemy bad fallen the man who had
gone to slay and Ihe man to le sla.ved
rode into town side by side and Stop
ped iu front of the party.
"M friends." said Pete, "there lies
been a disregard fer Ihe inajesly o' the
law In this place truly remarkable.
Josh Scull here lies informed me that
he bes been paid $rn to murder me. a
proceeding which In any court would
send all of y to slate's prison fer n
good term o" years. I'm on my way to
'., vvhar court is now in session, and
every man of y' who paid Scull money
to murder me may look out fer arrest.'"
He paused, and the citizens looked
not only disappointed, but much trou
bled. "Now. I'll play y' a fa'r game." con
tinued the desperado. "I'll raise yer
$o0n Jist $l,0OO. which I think "11 freeze
y all out. and I'll give y twenty-four
hours to put up. If the money's In my
hands by this time tomorrer night I'll
let v' off; if not. In another twenty-four
hours y'll all be Jugged."
During this harangue Scull made no
comment, and at its close be and Pete
rode off a short distance, leaving the
citizens to confer as to the acceptance
or rejection of Ihe terms. It was im
possible to raise so much ready money
in so short a time, and other means of
getting out of the difficulty must be
devised. Finally Maltuck. whose blood
had leen slowly rising since the shoot
Ing of Ids brother and was now boiling
at the Hwindle periel rated by Scull
declared he would risk his can-ass
against that rascal if any one would
do the same by Pete. A young fellow
named Xcoll volunteered, and tbe mat
ter was sel I led.
Scott Informed tbe two self cotisti
tilled protectors of law aud order that
the money would be paid the next day.
This was to disarm suspicion, and it
had the desired effect. The despera
does returned to Ihe hamlet anil put
up at one of its six or eight houses--the
They were invited to take "Just one
more'" by one if the contributors to tbe
fund, and a dozen men were lined up
at tbe bar, Mattuck and Scott being In
the rear rank. Mattuck behind Scull
and SScott bcliiml Pete, when two shots
rang out. A little round hole appeared
in tbe head of each desperado, and
they fell on the floor.
The next day the citizens reassem
bled, organize,! one of Judge Lynch's
courts anil proceeded to fry Mattuck
and Scott for murder. The accused
pleaded thai tbe victims bad robbed
them of the affection of their wives,
but sime neither of them was mar
ried tbe judge would not allow the
plea. They then pleaded that the men
had plaved foul at poker, but since
no gambling had been done they were
obliged to find some other Justcation.
Scott, who had furnished the horse on
which Scull had ridden to kill Red
headed Pte, finally pleaded to have
acted for tbe f.illi- narety In punishing
horse stealing. Tbe plea was allowed.
Then Mattuck pleaded justification in
punishing complicity with horse steal
ing, and his plea was also allowed.
Witnesses were duly sworn and ex
amined, with the result of a verdict of
A record of the proceedings of the
court having been made and deposited
with the barkeeper, the citizens breath
ed freely. They were not likely to be
called to account for the murder, and
if they were the recorded trial and ac
quittal wonld be a sufficient reply.
The court thus organized proceeded to
hire men more honorable In their trans
actlcM to get rid of other desperadoes.
CANCER YIELDS TO X-RAY
IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES
Physicians at Berlin Tell of Many
Cures by Application of Roent
Berlin. May 4. The treatment of
cancer by Roentgen ray rather than by
the knife was diseusstd at yesterday's
session of the international congress
called to celebrate the loth anniver
sary of the discovery of the Roentgen
rays. Prof. l.asar of Berlin, who is
regarded as an authority on diseases,
read a paper averring that he had only
three failures in this cure for cancer
in some hundreds of cases he had treat
ed. Prof. Imelmann of Berlin read a
summary of reports on 0 cases of can
cer treated by Dr. Comas of Lisbon,
whose, results had been equally suc
cessful with those of Prof. Iissar.
Prof. Wolgeninth of Berlin cited an
instance of a woman. To years of age,
who was cured of cancer of the breast
after 72 applications, three applica
Hons being made each week she was
Grace and Good Form
Are Combined in tKe Famous
City Council Room, Rock Island. 111..
May HtT. The council nut in spe
cial session at 2 o'clock, with Mayor
McCaskrin presiding and all the alder
men present except Christensen.
The clerk read the call as follows:
Rock Island. 111., May 2. H. C. Schaf
fer. City Clerk: You will please call
a special meeting of the ciiy council,
to be held Wednesday. May at 2 p.
in., for the purpose of visiting the
Twenty-fourth street sewer and storm
drain. (Signed) Aids. Sexton, Bloch
linger, Oberg. Pratt, Trefz and O'Con
nor. Aid. Oberg moved that recess be
taken to inspect the Twenty-fourth
street storm drain, waterworks reser
voir, etc. Carried.
On reassembling. Aid. Bobbins mov
ed the council adjourn. Carried.
H. C. SCHAFFER. City Clerk.
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CATHOLIC TRUSTEES CONFER
Officers of Big University Say Finan
ces Are in Good Condition.
Washington, May 4. The trustees
of the Catholic university met yester
day, including Cardinal Gibbons. Arch
bishops Williams of Boston. Farley oi
N'ew York-, Ryan of Philadelphia, Ire
land of St. Paul. Keane of Dubuque,1
and Rionlan of San Francisco, to con
sider the finances of the university
which were found more encouraging
than had been hoped. More than J200,
uoo has been recovered by securities
held by T. K. V.'aggaman. and about
half that amount on other investments
This fund has been invested in rail
roads by J. Pierpont Morgan. Under
graduate departments will be opened
in the university in October next. The
courses are to be elective.
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