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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1003.
4 THE rARGUS. Pvfellshed Daily and Weekly at 1624 ecoad avenue. Rock Island, 111. En tered at the postofflce as aecond-class natter. y THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Dally. 19 cent per week. Weekly, $1 per year in advance. All communications of argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Correspondence solicited from avery township In Rock Island county. 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 grip. 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 card clubs." 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 ions." 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 he appears. 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 THE HOTELS. 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 Junctiou. 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. Prompt relief can be had in Dr. King's New Life Pills. They build up your digestive organs, and cure headache, dizziness, colic, constipation, etc. Guar anteed at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug store; 25 cents. DAILY SHORT STORY LAW IN CACHAHOULA COUNTY, j Original. 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 Job. 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 "exenses." 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 saloon. 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 justifiable homicide. 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. TREAT UNDERWOOD. CANCER YIELDS TO X-RAY IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES Physicians at Berlin Tell of Many Cures by Application of Roent gen Discovery. 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 under treatment.' ;cxxoooooooooooooooooooxxx)ooooo Grace and Good Form Are Combined in tKe Famous MUNICIPAL MATTERS. 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. G. & M. 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