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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
econd avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publlca
tioru No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
tie cloud of vapor which came fro
James Watt's tea kettle!
How far is the development to go?
How soon will the Lusitania's "last
word" be an old story?
The mournful note in the jubileo
of steamboat progress is the decline of
river traffic. The glory of the rivnr
teamboat has departed. The old cap
tains are gone and the boats that
Mark Twain wrote about are in decay.
Will the good times come again to th-
river towns? Will the linking of th?
Mississippi with the Great Lakes by a
ship canal wrest the lost traffic from
the railways and restore it to the
river? Perhaps. Who can tell what
another century will bring forth?
TRADES (ffigj) COUNCIL
Saturday, September 14, 1907.
Everybody for Rock Island, and
Rock Island for everybody.
.vow tnat vacation season is over
most people will find it necessary to
spend some time in getting rested.
There are 81.722 people in prison in
the United States, but there is said t
be room for a few trust magnates
You can ride 3" miles on a street
car in New York for a nickel. And yet
railroads are kicking at two cents
Yesterday was Friday the 13th
ana not a word from Tom Lawson
Die Tom have his fingers crossed so
tightly that he could not speak?
A woman who diun t know it was
loaded evidently has a twin sister who
makes balloon ascensions under the
misapprehension that the parachute will
woi k at the critical moment.
The acme of 20th century progress
is attained when a steamship can cros
the ocean in five days and keep up a
continuous telegraph communication
with both shores.
Son-in -Law Longworth seems to be
pushing the record of Private Seen
tary Loeb as a disseminator of indis
cre't and premature information apro
pos of President Roosevelt's plans
The imperial rainmaker at Pekin re
cemly ordered that incense be dedica
ted in various Chinese temples to bring
the rain. It came. At Willimantic
Cora., a few days ago, agriculturists
gathered, and, led by a priest, prayed
for rain. It came. Well?
The report is abroad that the .lunt
ber trust Is the next trade combina
tioi: to be hauled into the courts by
the administration. Is President Roos
vel' still blindly insisting that the tarii
has nothing to do with the trusts an
therefore nothing to do with the lum
The police of Russia have notified
the newspapers of the country that
they must not mention the name of the
czar without a special written permis
sion. It's safe to bet the czar will hoi
ler his head off, just like an American
pre blent, if the newspapers don't giv
hire top of column, next to pure read
ing matter about six days in the weel
OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.
"Don't worry," if you would live to
pass the century mark. At least this
is the lesson to be drawn from the life
of Joseph Kline of Philadelphia, who
on Monday acknowledged that he was
10C years old.
"I don't know that I have followed
any rules," he said. I have lived just
naturally. I smoke when I feel like it
during-the day: I take a little drink in
the morning and another on going to
bed, but I don't worry. As for medi
cine, sunshine and open air are the
only -kinds I ever took. I was sick
once an attack of the grip: but it
lasted only a few days." .
What a beautiful thought that is, and
how grateful a man or a woman ought
to be who can't worry. For it is easier
to tell either not to worry than it is to
prevent some of us from worrying.
You have a note to meet tomorrow
"Let the other fellow do the worrying '
is the advice the world gives you.
Yon have lost your position and
don't know where to get another, and
you have a family on your hands de
pending on you for their bread and
butter. "Don't worry" says the man
who has lived to be 100 years old.
'Worry won't help you pay that note.
Worry won't help you find another po
sition," you are told.
All of this is true. The more you
worry the more unfit you are to devise
the means by which you can meet that
note; the more unable you are to plan
to secure a place which will keep your
wife and your children from the poor-
"Don't worry," and you are better
equipped to meet all of the thousand
and one trials which meet you in your
journey through life.
You may not live to be 10G years old
but your life, whether long or short
will be happier and you will overcome
the easier all the obstacles of life.
Quincy Herald: Joe Gi l. the miner
and editor, who was elected lieutenant
governor under Altgeld. announces in
his Murphysboro paper that he will
hereafter support the republican party.
It jiiust be remembered that it takes
eight Gills to make a quart, so that
the democratic cuirent is not much
disturbed by the deflectiou.
A Century of Steamboats.
A century has elapsed since Robert
Ful'on's first successful steamboat,
the "Clermont," steamed up the Hul-
eon to Albany, the voyage occupying
32 hours. This was on Aug. 11, 1807.
The success of Fulton's enterprise ex
cited much rivalry, and was followed
by the rapid multiplication of steam
boats, and by Improvement in their
construction and the application of
their motive power, until we have to
day in the Lusitania which will prob
ably reach New York at an early hour
todity on its initial trip across the
ocean the world's greatest steamship
the one which stays the last word of a
century of progress in the application
of fteam to navigation.
From Fulton's puny craft paddlin.r
its slow way up the Hudson, to tb.3
32,L00-ton Cunarder with its engines
of 70,000 horse power, and A world
breaking record of crossing the Atlan
tic in less than flr5 days is included a
development which is the most inter
esting chapter in the world's story of
Bterm. This "flying" Leviathan which
Is t) arrive in New York this niornin;;
Is nearly three city blocks long, and
moves through the water with the
rapidity of most railroads trains. So
much for the magical work of the lit-
The geological survey has recently
revised its table of altitudes in the
United States, and many changes have
been made in figures of our champion
peaks. The interior of Alaska has
nowever, not been explored, and it is
IH)ssible that the highest mountain in
the country has not been found. The
following is the list of the highest
known mountains in this country:
McKinley, Alaska 20,000
St. Elias 18.02
Blackburn. Alaska 16,140
Crillon, Alaska 15.900
Dickerman, Washington 15,700
Vancouver, Alaska lS.fif.G
Fairweather, Alaska 15.20
Whitney, California 14,50:
Williamson. California 14,50
Shasta. California 14.380
Ranier, Washington 14,3
Elbert Peak, Colorado 14.42
Massive, Colorado 14,42
Gray's Peak, Colorado 14.341
Torrey, Colorado . 14,
Blanca, Colorado 14,390
Fisherman's Peak, California ... 14.448
Tyndall, California 14,386
There are 317 peaks in the United
States more than 12,000 feet in height.
The mountain state of the country
Colorado, but California and Washing
ton are not far behind the land of gold
The highest mountain east of the
Mississippi is Mount Mitchell in North
Carolina, and it is only 6,711 feet high
Mount Washington in New Hampshire
is 6,279 feet high, and Mount Marcy
in the Adirondacks is 5,314 feet high.
Rut Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru
and Bolivia each contain mountains
outranking the highest in this country
The highest mountain in all the Amer
leas appears to be Aconcagua in Chile
Its height is 23.0S0, and it is not far
from the sea. The active volcanoes
are confined to Central America,' Co
lombia, Ecuador and Peru. The main
land of this country has no active vol
cano, and has not had one in its en
tire history, nor is it known that Alas
ka has been any more spectacular.
Over in Hawaii, however, we have
some in active operation, and we have
some volcanic possibilities in the Philippines.
" - " I'KiAt j V
To Rock Island People, as It Is Else
where Throughout the Land.
Neglecting a bad back,
Not trying to reach the cause,
Rrings untold injury. to the human
Following in the wake of backache
Are urinary disorders, diabetes.
Let a Rock Island citizen tell of a
Rock Island cure.
Peter McMullen, 626 Twenty-seventh
street, Rock Island, 111., says: "I suf
fered for a long time from a very weak
back and pains between my shoulders
and in my limbs. Sometimes - these
pains were so severe that I had to go
home and lie down, and when I would
try to get up the pains would shoot all
through my back. My physician told
me it was the disordered condition of
my kidneys that caused the trouble, but
did not seem to be able to give me any
relief. I tried numerous remedies, but
got no good results. Doan's Kidney
Pills were recommended to me by d
friend, and I procured a box at tha
Harper House pharmacy. Doan's Kid
ney Pills did give me relief. I found
them to be all they are represented to
be. One box cured me completely, and
I highly recommend Doan's Kidney
Pills to all suffering from kidney dis
orders." For sale by all dealers. Price, 50
cents. Foster-Milburn company, Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
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The secret of making your
bath room beautiful is the in
stalling of high-grade, modern
plumbing fixtures. If your
fixtures are old and unsanitary, a new
"(Standard" Porcelain Enameled bath or
lavatory will work wonders in the appearance
and sanitation of your bath room.
Decide now to change from the old to the
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We estimate at any time and guarantee all
work to satisfy you. Repair jobs given prompt attention.
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JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD.
The twentieth president of the United States was born at Orange. O.. In
1S31 and died at Elberou, N. J., Sept. 1!), 1SS1, from n pistol wound inflicted
by an assassfn namM Charles J. (Juiteau at Washington on July 2. Garfield
served ably In the civil war and was promoted to be major general for Ufa
services at Chiekamaiiga. He was a prominent member of congress for many
years aud was elected to the United States senate a few mouths before his
domination for president at the Republican convention in 1SS0. His active
career as president lasted but lour months.
Why Not Have
A Farm in Missouri
THE MYSTERIOUS AXMAN.
A Humane Appeal.
A humane citizen of Richmond,
Ind., U. D. Williams, 107 West Main
street, says: "I appeal to all persons
with weak lungs to take Dr. King's
New Discovery, the only remedy that
has helped me and fully comes up to
the proprietor's recommendation." it
saves more lives than all other throat
and lung remedies put together. Used
as a cough and cold cure the world
over. Cures asthma, bronchitis, croup,
whooping cough, quinsy, hoarseness
and phthisic, stops hemorrhages of the
lungs and builds them up. Guarantee !
at W. T. Hartz's drug store, 201 Twen
tieth street. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
It was a long suit that settled the
ownership of the wood lying between
the Scarsdaios and the KircholTs. aud
even then the decision of the court
left the ownership of the timber on the
nronertv uncertain. The Scarsdaios
gained the land, a title to which would
In law include the timber, but a Kir
choff had at one time held a bill of
sale for the wood, and when the de
cision came the Kirchoff against whom
It was rendered declared that no Scars
dale should ever carry away a stick of
wood from the property. lie died soon
after making the threat, and Thomas
Scarsdale considered that he might,
take peaceable possession of both land
and timber. However, there was no
occasion to cut the wood, and: no move
was maoe to d so for many years.
Indeed the projterty remained as it
was till Howard Scarsdale became en
gaged to Elsie Kirchoff. Then Howard
concluded to build a bouse for himself
and the girl he was to marry In the
center of the woods. Before beginning
he sold the timler to make way fox
the house to : man who was to take it
v The first tree cut down fell on one
of the men engaged In the work and
killed him. Then when it had been
sawed into logs and they wore being
removed from the property a chain
broke, a log rolled down on a man. and
another life was sacrificed. Some
body spoke of the threat of the Kir
choff who had lost the suit, and that
ended for the time any attempt to
remove the timber, for no one would
undertake the job.
One night Elsie Kirchoff. who occu
pied the family home on the west edge
of the wood, loing awake, heard the
pound of an ax which she fancied came
from the spot whore her fiance had
purchased to build their nest. The next
day she told Howard of the circum
stance. Howard insisted that she must
have leen mistaken. No one bad been
chopping in the wood, lie made a per
sonal examination, which confirmed
what he had said. But Elsie remained
firm In maintaining that she had heard
an axmnn at work. Howard told her
that she would soon hear axmen, for
he had succeeded in securing a new
gang of men for the purpose of taking
away the timber.
The next day the body of a man was
carried by Elsie KirchofFs house. The
bearers set the bier down in front of
the house to rest, and Elsie shrinklng
ly went out, leaned on the gate and
asked what had been the cause of
death. She was informed that a tree
that had been partly felled by the first
gang of men employed to cut the tim
ber had fallen on the man and killed
him. ne was to have been the fore
man of the new gang that Howard
Scarsdale had employed.
The girl paled, gasjwd and -went into
the house. She sent immediately for
her lover and implored him to take no
further action in making the required
clearing. Scarsdale considered the
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indication of trouble take something
that will help it along in Its work of
digesting the food you eat. Kodol for
indigestion and dyspepsia will do this
Sold by all druggists.
deaths simply a chapter of accidents,
but be fouud Elsie In such a turmoil
of emotion that to calm her he prom
ised ber that the whole matter should
be Indefinitely deferred.
Autumn was coming on, ami he con
cluded to keep his promise till the next
Fpring, -when he would have the job
done without saying anything to Elsie
about it. Perhaps be could get ber to
be absent while it was done, lie suc
ceeded in doing this. Elsie went in
May to visit a friend, but she hail
scarcely settled herself in her friend's
house when she experienced au irre
sistible desire to return. This she did
the next day, reaching her home at
Howard had bis men ready to enter
upon the work of making the clearing
the next morning. Before breakfast
he received a message from Elsie that
she was at liouie and she wished him
to come to her.. Thinking nlie had leen
taken ill, he woat to her Immediately.
Without explaining bor sudden return
she asked iuick!y:
"Are you going to cut t lie wood?"
Howard tried for awbiie to equivo
cate, but, seeing that she Would have
nothing but the truth, confessed.
"Stop it at once." she said excitedly.
"Go and forbid the men to strike a
blow. I.nst night I beard the axman
again. Oh, do go and. slop them!"
While they were speaking there was
a crash in the wood.
"Too late'." gasped Elsie.
Howard, impressed with something.
he knew not what, started to go to
the wood. Elsie hold him in a tight
embrace. Hearing a shouting, be tore
himself away. When he reached the
point from which the voic.es came he
found that the men had been at work
long enough to fell a tree with a rotted
core. It bad tallen prematurely on' one
of the men, and the others wore try
ing to pry it up so that they could get
him out. When they succeeded he waf
This Is the story they tell about the
forest, which is still standing. Not a
stick of timlor has boon removed.
After the last accident, as Howard
Scarsdale insisted on calling it, Elsie
refused to msrry him unless he would
give up building on the property, and
Le complied, building elsewhere. If
you go there and ask why a piece of
property so desirable and surrounded
by handsome dwellings remains va
cant, they will tell you It Is held for a
high price. If yiu repeat this story
to Howard Scarsdale, he will poohpooh
the whole thing, but will admit that it
is Impossible to get the superstition out
of n woman. As for Mrs. Elsie Scars
dale and the families of the men who
lost their lives attempting to remove
the timber, they are absolutely -erta!n
that the mysterious axman was none
other than the Kirchoff who had made
the threat HOPE HOPKINS.
Delightful climate, pure water. roihI
iiiniing, splendid blue Krass
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'niled States. We own ;.", 000 acres in
Reynolds county. Missouri, and will sell
,ihi) acres at less than one-half its
present value to start colonization. ,
We guarantee work for every settler
it highest commanding wases. We will
Worry and gloomy thoughts wear
on the nerves and injure the digestion.
When you feel blue, try to look on
the bright side of things, cultivate
health-thoughts and correct the sys
tem by taking
sell you lumber at eost of manufactur-
to lmilil your homes.
Every man willing to
work can buy 80
acres and pay for it
in labor in two years.
The best offer you ever will have if
you want to own a farm ami home for
yourself and family.
Ten acres of this land planted in illf-
ferent kinds of fruit will make you in-
lependent for life in three years.
The ro,ono acres wo now offer for sale
lies within throe miles of a new rail
road and within four hours of St.
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12.-. MOXnOR ST., CHICAGO. ILL.
And when our stock has been
arranged we will show the most
complete line it has ever been
our pleasure to place before our
patrons. We are now located in
our old quarters, 211-212, which
have entirely been rearranged.
We shall be pleased to have you
call and look over our stock and
the styles for the coming sea
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Turbine Engines in Future.
The British government has been so
well pleased with the turbine engines
in the battleship Drcadnaughtthatthey
have decided to fit all future warship
with them. Heretofore the question of
expense has been a great drawback,
but now they can be built and operat
ed as economically as the other kind.
The question of selecting a medicine '
test adapted for all family uses has
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Bitters. It an absolutely pure medi-,
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down systems, aid digestion or relieve
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burn, liver and kidney troubles, female
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a friend, we're a "last resort" in
many cases. But why shouldn't
we be the first resort?
Banks don't care to loan small
amounts, and where they do you
place yourself under a lasting ob
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ly for t another time. And the
"friend" who would loan you the
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happens to be short now himself.
It's our business to loan money; we're never short, and we loan It
at a rate you can afford to pay and for as long as you may need it.
We loan from $10 upwards privately on household furniture, pianos,
horses, wagons or other personal property; the property stays in your
own possession. You can get it today, if you let us know in time
and at the lowest rates and easiest terms in the city. A square deal
for all before and AFTER you get the money.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL & LYXDE BLOCK, ROOM 88, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hours,. 8 a. m. to 6 p. nu, and Saturday evenings. Telsahons
west 514; new telephone 6011.
-c o t . " '
H. E. CASTEEL, L. D. MUDGE, H. B. SIMMON,
Sold everywhere. In boxes 10c and25c.
De Witt's Little Early Risers are good
for anyone who needs a pill. Sold by
all druggists. '
JOHN YOLK & CO.
Manufacturers oC Sash, Doors,
Blinds and Stairs. Interior Fin
ish of All Kinds. Hardwood Ve
neer Flooring, and DEALERS
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS RANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Capital Stock, lOO.OOO. Foot Per Cent lalrrrnt Paid on Drponlta.
H. D. Mack, II. H. Cleaveland,
John Schafer, Mary E. Robinson.
M. S. Heagy, E. D. Sweeney,
H. B. Simmon, IL W. Tremann,
C. J. Larkln,
J. J. LaVelle,
H. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
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pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator.
Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
"Receiver and Asfiignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial Agent
for Non-Residonts, Women, Invalids, and others.