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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. APHIL' 13, mo7.
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Monday, April 15, 1907.
Stand by Rock Island.
Do your part toward making Itocu
Islaud a greater city.
All the crop news so far is favorable.
The year 1907 promises to stand hiyh
in a famous group of big harvests.
Pennsylvania's new primary law at
its lirst trial cost the state treasury
$l,nun,nnu. Hut taxpayers have discov
ered that the boss system can be con
siderably more expensive.
Senator Hemenway informs the Wash
ington Post that Vice President Fair
banks will receive the unanimous vote
of Indiana for the nomination of pres
ident. Hut then Hemenway cuts about
as much ice, outside of a county or two
in Indiana, as the ice trust does in a
franchises etc., are granted, vested and
confirmed in the consolidation.
The bill was introduced by Represen
tative Bush, it is alleged, at the request
of the speaker, and has been advanced
to third reading without committee con
sideration. Speaker Shurtleff recently
took the floor in advocacy of the bill;
but refused to lift the veil that hides
the "merger or consolidation" for which
it is intended.
No one appears to know who or
what bill No. 777 is intended for. Some
suspect that it is intended to legalize
some consolidation or mergers going to
make up the present Chicago & Alton
railway, to forestall any action invali
dating the Harriman transactions in the
celebrated Alton deal. The bill is mys
terious, the process of its presence and
advancement on the calendar are al
leged to lie questionable, and its pur
pose of doubtful propriety.
Such a bill ought not to be passed
without a satisfactory explanation is
made that will remove the mystery
that surrounds it and be a guarantee of
IT FADED LIKE A DREAM.
William Warner, a farmer living in
the Herkeshire hills of Connecticut,
says he has not slept for :H years.
He retires every night and rests, but
does not close his eyes or lose con
sciousness. Physicians consider his
case one of the most remarkab'e
known to science.
The sock and stocking trust is after
us with a raise in price of 13 per cent,
while cotton is cheaper and the spin
ners are receiving but little higher
wages, but the stock trust is protected
by the tariff anil can charge what all
foreign socks would cost with tho
tariff tax of 'M to 5J per cent added.
lr. Bryan's Slienglli.
John Calkin O'Loughlin in The Out
look says:- "What makes Mr. Bryan's
chances stronger for the nomination
is the fact that so many democratic
state conventions either have indorsed
him or have made complimentary ref
erence to his candidacy in resolutions
they have adopted. Of course, it does
not necessarily follow that the demo
crats of the state in which these con
ventions were held must heed the ex
pression. At (lie same time it is rec
ognized that it will have a moral ef
fect that should not be discounted
upon the conventions thai will meet
next year to select delegates to the
national democratic convention. Tito
states which have indorsed Mr. Bryan
or approved his candidacy since the
ast campaign are: Massachusetts
N'ew York. Pennsylvania. IX la ware in
the east; North Carolina. Arkansas.
Texas, in the souths Indiana, Ohio
Illinois. Iowa. Michigan, in the middle
west; Wisconsin, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho. Montairi.
I'tah and Washington, in the north
west; Nebraska. Colorado. California
in the far west. New Mexico and Ha
waii, two of the territories, also have
indorsed Mr. Bryan. This means tint
the Nebiaskan already, has pledged t )
his support 2: of the 10 states of the
union. There are nine southern state:-
besides those named, which unque-
tionably will instruct for his nomina
The United States supreme court de
cides that the Isle of Pines, off Cuba,
does not belong to the United States.
But this does not prevent us from grab
bing the spot if we are so disposed.
Where is the old imperialistic spirit
that there should be any hesitation
over the mere dicta of justice and right
in such a matter?
The supreme court of Minnesota has
decided that Jim Hill can issue all the
new stock of the Great Northern rail
road he wants to. now, but must ask
permission of the state railroad com
mission in the future. Perhaps when
another issue of stock would be handy
the court will find another loophole for
the stock watering process.
The business as well as the political
world is shocked by the sudden death
of James II. Eckels, the Chicago finan
cier. Mr. Eckels was a man of attract
ive and pleasing personality, stauiuh
in his friendships, as he was in his
convictions, capable of success !'i
great undertakings, a forceful an 1
.logical speaker, and altogether one el
the strong men of his time. Promi
nent for years in the politics of Illinois
he became controller of the currency
under President Cleveland, and in his
discharge of the work of the office
proved that the duties were not merely
perfunctory. He was comptroller. Mr.
Eckels had many close personal friends
in Rock Islaud. prominent among them
being Hon. Ben T. Cable and Hon. E.
W. Hurst. His last visit to Rock Is
land occurred three years ago when
he was the chief orator of the Rock
Island club's banquet in celebration of
Lincoln's birthday. On that occasion
he made a finished and scholarly ad
A MywtoriniiH Bill
Notwithstanding the constitution of
the state of Illinois expressly prohibit?
special legislation, every session of the
general assembly witnesses ill-conceal
ed attempts to enact legislation that is
Intended to apply to some special case
corporation. Individual or institution
The present session is no exception
to this rule, and house bill No. 777 is a
specimen. There is a mystery about
this bill that of itself Is enough to
arouse suspicion that there is a "joker"
Incorporated in its hazy depths. The
bill purports to be a measure "to ratify
consolidations and mergers between
two or more railroad companies organ
ized under the laws of Illinois, and to
define the term of corporate existence
of such railroads and authorize them
to renew their corporate existence.
The bill provides that every agreement
whether in form or deed, or sale of
articles of consolidation, merger, or
otherwise made and entered into be
tween two or more railroad companies,
between Jan. 1, 1S74, and Jan. 1, 1S84.
for the consolidation or merger of the
capital stock. Is ratified, approved andi
THE CURE OF WORRY.
Clear, Simple Common Sense Applied
to tho Business of Life.
There are two reasons why man
should not worry, cither one of which
must operate iu every instance first.
because he ennnot prevent the results
he fears; second, because he can pre
vent them. If he is powerless to avert
the blow, he needs perfect mental con
centration to meet it bravely, to light
en its force, to get what salvage he
can from the wreck, to sustain his
strength at this time when ho must
plan a new future. If he can prevent
the evil he fears, then he has no need
to worry, for be would by so doing
be dissipating energy In his very hour
To cure oneself of worry is not an
asy task. It Is not to be removed In
two or three applications of the quack
medicine of any cheap philosophy, but
it requires only clear, simple common
ense applied to the business of life.
Man has no right to waste his own en
ergies, to weaken bis own powers ami
Influence, for he has inalienable duties
to himself, to his family, to society and
to the world. William (Jeorge Jordan
in "The Kingship of Self Control."
Ycung Msn, Learn Spanish!
Ppanish is the I'.intruivcp of commerce
,u tlie western hemisphere; hence
young man would far better learn
Spanish than Greek unless he intends
to devote his life to study, in which
event he would master both.
The commercial possibilities of the
immediate future with the Latin speak
ing countries which are Just coming as
purchasers into th markets of tho
.vorld are beyond compute. Spanish is
tue most useful foreign language
young American can learn. Not only
Is It essential to a traveling representa
tive or resident agent in the Latin
American countries; but, says Popular
Mechanics, there is a great demand at
home for stenographers, correspondents
and export, department clerks and man
agers, each of whom Is able to com
mand a very much larger salary by
reason of his knowldgo of Spanish
than is paid for corresponding posi
tions in the same establishments to the
English speaking and writing em
Children like it!
It's so pleasant to take.
VINOL contains besides
tonic iron, all the medicinal
body building elements of
cod liver oil, but no oil, or
That's why it is so good
for delicate children. It
builds them up and replaces
weakness with strength.
It is just as good for feeble
Money cheerfully refunded
if Vinol fails to benefit.
confirmed, and all corporate rights,! h. o. ROLFS, Harper House Pharmacy
Young Mrs. Theodore Fitch had been
belle. Her husband .when he married
her had misgivings as to whether she
would settle down to the devotion of
one man or would still need that of a
reat number. Mrs. Fitch, for awhile
at least, agreeably disappointed him.
She was very fond of him and seemed
to be satisfied with him alone. The
young men to wuose attentions sne
had been accustomed took no further
interest in one who was happily mar
ried. This did not disturb her. So
long as her changed life was new she
had no use for them. But when that
life had lost its first freshness and she
realized that her former admirers, buz
zing about other luminaries, were en
tirely forgetful of her she felt a sink
ing at the heart that surprised her.
From this time forward Mrs. Fitch
began to pine for attention. She could
hnve had attention, and all she want
ed, provided she chose to jeopardize her
relations with her husband. Men only
have use for married women who are
not en rapport with their spouses. To
secure attention she would have been
obliged at least to make the men sup
pose that she had tired of Mr. Fitch.
To hold attention she would have been
obliged to make them believe she cared
for them. She did neither, but became
dissatisfied, and her dissatisfaction
One morning after her husband had
gone to his office the postman left Mrs.
Fitch a note. It was written iu a mas
culine baud and was anonymous. The
writer declared that he had loved her
before she was married and would al
ways love her. Mrs. Fitch was fright
cued at the pleasurable excitement tin
note gave her. She east it at once into
the fire and. noticing that a corner re
mained uneonsumed, took the poker
and nuslied it into the flame, that it
might not fall Into the hands of Mr.
Fitch. The letter had given a f'nti
tious name and an address to which
she might send a reply if she chose.
but she did not choose. She would like
to do so, but was too loyal to her hus
band, besides being too prudent.
At the end of a week the postman at
the same hour as lr'fore left another
note from the same unknown. He
blamed himself for having written
feared he had shocked her and begged
forgiveness. On the whole, he seemed
to be la a specially unpleasant frame
of mind. Nothing can be more pleas
Ing to a woman than this same un
pleasant frame of a lover's mind. It is
also verv useful to story writers and
locts. Mrs. Fitch was delighted. Slit
was so delighted that she pitied the
poor man who loved her so well that
he had been tempted to insult her. She
wrote him a note gently (hiding Mm
and promising to forgive him if he
never did so again. He wrote thank
Ing her for her clemency, and made the
promise provided she would declare to
him that she iu her heart of hearts
wished him to do so. This was Im
possible, though Mrs. Fitch declared
that she loved her husband and could
not love any other man. Apparently
there was no convenient place where
the correspondence might stop.
Mrs. Fitch showed plainly that there
was something on her mind. Her bus
band said to her one day:
"Sweetheart. I always feared you
who were so attractive as a single wo
man, would find life dull as a married
one. Don t tliiiiK. I want to pen you
up with myself. I wouldn't even ob
ject to a mild flirtation."
Mrs. Fitch threw her arms around
his neck with the intention of showln
him her appreciation of his enlarged
views, but the embrace was somewhat
One tiny Airs. ! itch wrote her tin
known lover that she was going to v!:
it a relative in a neighboring city an 1
he must pend no more letters to th
house while she was away. The trut
is her lover had been resolute on one
point lie would not reveal himself,
averring that so long as he was tin
known she might accept his love with
purity, but that the moment be becamt
to her a known person their corn
spondence must cense.
In her note Informing him of her U:
parture she told him by what train
she would travel, scarcely acknowl
edging to herself that she was tempt
lng him to take advantage of the op
portunity to meet her. The temptation
was too strong for him. He wrote that
he would be on the train and should
he find her alone would join her. But
he admitted that for this one joy thei
correspondence must cease and he
must fade from her like a quickly dis
solving dream. Mrs. Fitch thought
this a beautiful comparison, but didn
intend that the dream should dissolve.
On the morning of her departure
Mrs. Fitch was very distrait She for
got everything she should have remem
bered and remembered everything she
should have forgotten. Her husband
feared she would lose her ticket and
get out at the wrong station. He In
sisted on going with her, but she
wouldn't have it. So he kissed her
goodby In the car and waved to her
from the window.
Half an hour after the train started
the forward door of the car opened, and
In walked Mr. Fitch. Smiling sweetly,
be sat down beside his wife and said:
I regret, my love, that my romantic
double must fade away like a dissolv
"When Mrs. Fitch saw her husband
enter the car, every vlstage of color
left her face; when he thus disclosed
the identity of her unknown lover. It
all rushed back again, bringing much
more with it. But his good natured
smile reassured her.
"Theodore," she said, 'Til make you
pay for this."
, MARY T. SINGLETOX.
' Said Wit to Wisdom
"A full stomach makes xK0
i a light heart." f&qT:
i Said Wisdom to Wit J f
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HOLDING A CAMERA.
Some Practical Suggestions to the Be
ginner In Photography.
One of the most important lessons
for a beginner to learn is to hold the
camera m the proper position during
exposure. Whenever there are corners
of buildings or other objects which
give vertical lines the camera must be
held absolutely level. If this is not
done, the building in the pictur will
appear to be falling either backward
or forward, according to the way in
which the camera was tilted.
There are times, however, when the
camera may he tilted to an advantage.
In some cases it is an absolute neces-
Ity. For example, in photographs of
clouds, waterfalls, balloons, etc., the
imera may point upward, while in
taking pictures of people swimming
or bathing, children at work or play,
etc., it may be pointed downward.
Very successful photographs of
prominent speakers, parades, crowds.
etc., have been taken when the camera
was upside down. It makes no differ-
once m the negative whether the cam
era is right side up or not. By holding
the camera in the way suggested many
a photographer has secured good pic
tures, while others who tried to use
the camera in the usual way made nlt
Often by holding the camera by the
side of the body and pi-inting it back
ward one may secure pictures of chil
dren at play and of older people in
natural poses without the knowledge
of any members of Xw .roup.
Another warning to Pemnners is nec
essary. Do not try to take a time ex
posure while holding the camera in tin
hand. liven if the camera is held
against the breast and respiration stop
tied the action of the heart is sullicieiit
to cause the box to vibrate and spoil
the picture. Circle Magazine.
the Days of
Hemes of the Savages In
While in buffalo days some of Uvj
wild Indians of the plain occupied ivr
mancnl dwellings during a part of tlii
year, there were others who lived whol
ly in movable lodges.
These were made of buffalo skin'
Two suflois in chancery. 1 eing recon
ciled to each other after a very tedious
and expensive suit, applied to him to
paint a device in commemoration of
their return to peace and amity, lb
gave tin-in entire satisfaction by paint
ing them in the act of slinking hands
one clad in bis shirt, the oher without
How Browninrj Resd Political Matter.
1 have read the newspapers only
through Kobert's eyes. lie readjs them
in a room sacred from the foot of wo
man, and this is not always satisfac
tory, as whenever Kobert falls into a
stale of disgust with any political
party he throws the whole subject
over, livery now irid then he ignores
France altogether, and I. who am more
tolerant and more curious, lind myself
suspended over a hiatus. I ask about
Thiers' speech. 'Thiers is a rascal,"
he says-. "I make a point of not read
ing a word of Thiers." M. I'rudhon.
then? 'I'rudhon is a madman. Who
cares for I'rudhon V The president
"Th" president is an ass not worth
thinking of." And so we treat of poli
tics. Letters of F.iizabeth Barrett
Removing the Blot.
A woman was trying to lift a hltf
blot of ink from a letter with a piece
of Plotting paper, with the isual result
of making the blot biL'g-r and uglier
than at first. "Let me show you bow
to do that." said her friend. "I learned
the trick iu a stationer's shop in Lon
don last year. You just moisten the
corner of the blotter first to get it
started and then apply it to the ink
sp t There: Isn't it wonderful hew
clean it takes it all up:" New Yor'.i
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BEAUTIFY YOUR HOMES
There is no way to do it as satisfactory and as cheaply
Housecleaning and renovating after the winter being now
the order of the day, the busy housekeeper is pleased to
be informed where the best and cheapest stock of wall pa
per may be obtained.
The most critical taste can be gratified and suitable
styles and colorings obtained. Parlors, sitting rooms, dining
rooms, bed rooms, dens, libraries, halls, bath rooms, kitch
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guarantee satisfying results
At Half Price.
Stock not of this season's purchase has been sampled in
two large books, and as it has been decided that this stock
must be closed out, this spring's prices are cut one-half,
and in some instances less than one-half.
Lrge Capital Needed
Co - Operation
Will enable you to obtain the full pro
ceeds from your own money, even
though your capital be small.
You may draw the annual proceeds
and ycor capital still keep growing.
A special opportunity to make such
an investment is now offered by the
Rock Island Tropical Plantation com
pany, a strictly cooperative enterprise
which is sure to bring large returns.
Wants Nloro Than Beauty.
The modern Englishman has more
cool common sense than hi great
grandfather. A beautiful woman ai
tracts bis eye, and be may have a pass
ing fascination, but that fooling is only
a transient one unless Miss I'.cauty Ins
other recommendations. If he cannot
get beauty combined wtth usefulness,
he goes in for plainness. London Wo
Koilo is a thorough stomach relief.
It digests what you eat and gives the
stomach rest and assists in restoring
it to its normal activity and usefulness.
tamrd white and sewed together. They Kodol is sold on a guarantee relief
were of different sizes, the poor occu
pying smaller lodges, while th.? wealthy
man, he who owned many horses, very
likely had a large family :i::d required
a larger lodge. The size of a man's
lodge was to some extent an indication
of his wealth. Two horses were need
ed to drag the poles of a Large lodge
nud one to carry the lodge itself, three
horses for the transportation of the
dwelling alone, to say nothing of the
other property and the different mem
bers of tho family.
A lodg- of moderate size required
eleven Pkin.. and eighteen poles were
needed to set it up. A sixteen skin
lodge required twenty-two poles. TJie
larger the lodge the greater was the
number of poles needed. From the
fact that they used an unusual number
of poles iu .setting up their lodges it re
sulted that the Oioycnnes had well
stretched, nice looking lodges.
The northern Cheyennes declare that
an odd number of hides was always
used for the best lodges, and the num
ber might range from eleven to twenty
one. The skins were sewed together
with sinew thread. First, of course,
the hides must be tanned, the hair re
moved and the skin" softened. Then
tho Cheyenne woman held a sewing
lee which was not unlike the bees
of our ancestors lu the early days of
this country. She Invited her friends
to come and help her sew her lodge
and provided them with refreshments.
Among them was always one woman
especially skillful iu cutting out the
lodges, and she fitted the skins together
before the women began to sew them.
Forest and Stream.
Stripped at the Law.
Dickens describes in his novel
"Bleak House" the woes of those who
were Involved In suits in the chancery
court and the delays to which they
were subjected before the English Ju
dicial procedure was. reformed. Trad!
plan by all druggists.
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The secret of making your
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lia Went SeTrntrrnth St. Both Pfcoaes.
are caused by Indigestion. If you eat a
little too much, or if you are subject to
attacks of Indigestion, you have no doubt
had shortness of breath, rapid heart beats,
heartburn or palpitation of the heart
Indigestion causes the stomach to
expand swell, and puff up against the
heart This crowds the heart and inter
feres with its action, and in the course of
time tho heart becomes diseased.
digests what you eat, takes the strain off
of the heart and contributes nourishment,
strength and health to every organ of the
body. For Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Sour
Stomach, Inflammation of the mucous
membranes lining the Stomach and Diges
tive Tract Nervous Dyspepsia and Catarrh
of the Stomach.
After eatine. my food would distress mo by maWne
fny heart palpitalo and I would becomo very weak.
Finally I got a bottle of Kodol and it gave me imme
Oiato relief. After using a f ow bottles I am cured.
MRS. LORINQ NICHOLS. Perm Yan. N. Y.
I had stomach troubls and was in a bad s'ate as I
had heart trouble with it. I took Kodol Dyspepsia
Curs for about four months and it cured me.
D. KAUELE. Nevada. O.
Digests What You Eat
Elegance In WaJl Paper
Like distinction of carriage and de
portment In humans, appeals to the
artistic eye. There's a certain sub
tle "something" In papers we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find our goods
priced very low.
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our stomach, bclch-
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the Stat Law. 4 Per Cent Intertst Paid en De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate iMmrltB.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Qreenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
William H. Dart,
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H. 8. Casle,
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