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THE ARGUS, MOXDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1901
rttouaned Dally and Weekly at 1624 Second
Avenue, Bock Ialaod. 111. Entered at the
PoetoflBee m Second-class muter.)
BY THE J. W. lOTTEIl CO.
TERM S Da il j, 10 eenu per week. W eekly.
1.00 per year la advance.
All communication of politic! or wgumen
tatlve character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
uch articles will be printed over flctltioua sig
natures. Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island county.
Monday, Nov. 18.
The turkev'i davs are uiiiultercd.
Mfaixter Wu ml only ha.- h lii ligh
ter I:i is v. but he is one himself.
r'rance would have no difficulty in
securing a job of bill eollector to the
M(Kt republicans who are so de
'lighted with the removal of "demo
cratic jierlidy" in New York say
little of the continuation of it in
Gen. DeWet is reported as having
led another gallant charge. Great
Britain's knees quake at the mention
of his name. Now that he has ap
peared at the front again he will give
the Itritish lots of war news of the
""regret able character.
A royal and hearty welcome is
Rock Island's greeting to the dis
tinguished liishnp von Scheele- and
his noble wife. 1-ady von Scheele.
May their stay in Rock l.-land and
her sister city sharing in the honor
of entertaining them, prove in the
highest sense enjoyable.
today in the chaplet of England
A writer on economical subjects as
serts that "the growth of general ad
vertising has destroyed monoIies.
The newspaers are oeii to all. and
by bold and persistent advertising
any merchant or other business man
may gain a fair share of the trade
of his community. It is advertising
which determines the proport i.m of
business anv concern will do."
tlo. Sam Van S;mt ft Minnesota,
the old HiK-k Island loy. is showing
his true metal in his determination
to oppose to the last minute the big
northwest railroad combination,
ubich in its nature and purjose if is
held, is clearly an evasion and a vio
lation of the laws of Minnesota. The
people of that state are loyally back
ing their executive in the stand he
has taken, and there is every likeli
hood that he will i-all a special ses
sion of the legislature to assist in
checking the gigantic combination.
The election of Jim Hill as the head
of the -frporation was the last st raw
that broke the camel's back in Min
nesota. GomI luck to (inv. Sain in
his tight for the jieople of his state.
The Passing oft tie Veterun.
Atlanta Constitution: Time is play
ing havoc with tHe veterans of the
two great armies which were pitted
against each other in the terrible
conflict of the sixties. Those who
wore the blue and those who wore
the gray are rapidly disapjearing
from among us. and soon the places
which know them now will know
them no more forever, except in the
martial memories which they e:ive
The report of the adjutant general
of the (irand Army of the Republic
read at the recent national encamp
ment at Cleveland, Ohio, shows that
the total number of deaths for ihe
year preceding was 7.).".. reducing
the memlersiiip in the ranks of the
organization to 2U,."07 survivors.
Six years ago the memlership lists
of the Grand Army showed an en
rollment of 357,630. or more
than at the present tiine. Thus in
this half dozen years more than ne
fotirth of the entire membership of
the organization have joined the
phantom legions whose white tents
are pitched on the hillsides and in
the valleys, waiting for the bugle
note to tell them that the morning
In the following table are given the
exact figures showing the death loss
for each year since 10.1:
v Member previous
June 30, 1S'.. 337,e:iO 34.031
June 30, lS9tf 340,610 17.)-'9
June 30, 1S97 319,45 21.134
June 30, 19'Jtt 305,003 13.1S53
June 30. 18i'. 287,'. 1 17,022
June SO. 1900 276.062 11.219
June 30, 1001 269,507 7.053
There is something deeply pathetic
in the fading away of the two great
armies which 40 years ago were such
stern and powerful realities. For the
individual members of both armies
it may be said that in time of battle
they acquitted themselves like heroes,
and that in time of peace they ac
quitted themselves" like men. "When
the two great armies shall have dis
appeared entirely the heroism which
characterized them will still be the
favorite theme of tradition for gen
erations to come and the blue and
the gray will be woven together in
the mantle of our national glory an
the red rose and the white rose are.
liike a ItudderletH Ship.
The two instances within twenty
four hours wherein Hock Island has
suffered needless fire loss have served
as most timply demonstrations of
the imperative need of a direct and
reliable fire alarm in l.lock Island,
thus sustaining in fullest measure
the contention that has ltcen made
by The Argus. The severe dest ruc
tion' of residence property of Itoth
Saturday and Sunday might have
lieen avoided had the firemen Ix-en
projerly guided. On Ijoth occasions
the confusion in sending in the alarm
by telephone misled the department.
The Saturday afternoon call was for
Forty-fourth street and Fight li ave
nue the telephone gave it Twenty
fourth street and Fight h avenue, a
mistake of tweuty blocks, consider
ably over a mile. In the Sunday tire
the telephone gave it' Twenty-third
street ami Seventh avenue, whereas
it should have been Forty-third
street and Seventh avenue an emr
of 20 blocks. The miscarriage of
the signal in each case carried the
nearest lire company located on
Seventh avenue near Thirty-second
street, in the directly opiosite di
rection to the tire nearly a mile lie
fore the mistake was discovered and
the company could Ix-gin retracing
its steps. In the meantime, the ap
paratus from the central engine
house was likewise diverted from the
In Saturday's tire the nearest com
pany was within four minutes run
at the outside. As it happened a
quarter of an hour elapsed In'fore
the firemen reached the scene nnd
the lire was then beyond control. In
yesterday's lire the nearest company
was within even esisier reach and yet
was led by the telephone to make n
useless and costly run of a mile away
from the lire In-fore the mistake was
Aside from the unnecessary loss of
projerty by reason of the lack of a
proM-r alarm system a loss equal
to the cost of installing the main
apparatus for a direct alarm, and
attaching a number oT loxes suffic
ient to reach the main portion of the
city, ami more than half enough to
meet the requirements of the system
complete affording' protection to all
parts of the city there is the possi
ble injury direct to the city itself of
the wear and tear. on the horses and
apparatus of two sueh long ami ter
rific runs in succession. The rate at
which the department projierly trav
els in resMnse to tiny alarm unavoid
ably entails more or less risk of
damage to the apparatus, but that is
not to le considered in contempla
tion of imperative requirements.
Rut when it conies to running double
the extent if territory necessary to
be traveled, under a misapprehension
as to the locality, it is a matter
worth thinking about, us is the cost
of the delay to the citizen who right
fully looks to the municipality to
provide every good means of protect
ing his proterty.
The third practical illustration tit
day of the present ineffectual meth
od of alarm seemed almost as if de
signed to carry the crying need to
the very door of the mayor.
The Rock Island tire department
has t ime and again shown its efficiency
and capability in coping with fires
when given any kind of a show. It
is negligence of the most reprehensi
ble nature on the part of the city to
handicap the department and jeopar
dize the interest of tax payers by
leaving property at the mercy of un
reliable alarm methods.
It is very much like sending out a
magnificent war ship without com
pass or rudder to hunt out and an
nihilate an enemv.
The All Powerful.
Senator Ilanna after a conference
with the president, declares the tar
iff will not be revised. The Hock ford
Star thinks there will 1m an effort to
pans some of the reciprocity bills, but
Senator Ilanna seems indifferent to
their fate. There is u very general
demand among manufacturers who
are not part of the trusts, that the
tariff le lowered at leasf in con
sonance with President Mc Kin ley's
Buffalo s"eech. if not on the line of
a tariff revenue only.- The trusts,
however, want the tariff left alone.
They can sell their goods abroad
where the markets are open, and
they have a complete monopoly of
the home market since they have
driven out all competition. No won
der they oppose all "tinkering with
the tariff." As it stands today it
serves their purjiose, and in the lan
guage of Ilanna they propose to "let
well enough alone." Moreover. Ilan
na knows trusts are good things, es
ecially when a campaign is brew
ing. Hut what of the redoubtable Presi
dent Roosevelt, whom we are told is
independent, fearless ami unbnssed?
He came into office distinctly pledged
to carry out President MeKinley's
policies. He is also known to be
an advocate of low duties. Vet a
visit from Ilanna and the representa
tives of the trusts, for the latter
have been in Washington and called
uMn the president, and Hoose,velt
lets it be known that there will be
no tariff revision.
Justice Brewer, in bis Yale address,
slimmed up the whole business in a
single sentence "the trusts are all-powerful."
The leauty thief has come to stay.
Unless you drive the pimples and
Do this; don't fook like a fright;
Take Rocky Mountain Tea tonight.
- i T. 1L Thomas, druggist.
I dropped into I:in vers' studio one
niorniug 1 mpofe it must have leen
two years ago aud found h'.ui painting
on a classical utility, lie was doing
neck and shoulder work at the time,
and his model was a stranger to me. I
sat smoLiu? and watching him, or, to
be candid, herj for half au hour. "Then
her time was up. aud she left for din
ner or someih&jg.
"Who N she. I u avers:"
"I believe sh is engaged Wan artist
somewhere thin side of the Pyrenees
who is also relat'ouless. He "went blind
a few mouths hack. Her -whole, soul
Is wrapped up in him. She .oiild think
of no otlier iuc-uir of making money, fo
she came over here, where she knows
no one. and deler minimi to be a model;
only for -ertaLn work, you understand
n high class model. She has found
one or two men like mc to whom her
services are valuable, and now she's
as happy as a taudboy. with the
thought of britigiitK her blind painter
god over some time next month as her
husband. litIf le the ad vising part
ner, I suppose and she'll earn the
"Oh, well, she Yrtaiuly is the"
"Hush! Here she comes."
So I left then ami started oiu my an
nual trip to the south next day.
Three mouths afterward I walked in
to Da livers studio .again and fairly
ga.ied whf u I looked at his model. It
was the same giii, and Hauvers was at
the same kind of work, but well, she
left the room for something after a bit,
and I looked at Dauvvrs.
"Is she In training for a pose as'a dy
ing ascetic? . What in the world have
you liec doing with her, Hnnvers?
What the deuce good can she be In
your work now? ti:id.,iuau, the girl's
"Yes. I know." said D&nvers; scrap
ing his palette savagely.. "Besistly
nuisance, isn't It? I dont know what
the devil to make of It."
"Well, but what's tbe 1 mean,
"You remember the blind painter god
"Well, he fell into some Itcastly bike
on the day lie fore they wese to have
been married and was drowned. She's
been getting a little bic more tike that,
every day since. She doesn't sfc'ep and
she doesn't eat. She Jn.t does exactly
what she's told. She's a Isy tig Cre. and
of a skeleton at that. Best uodel I
ever had loo. Isn't It sicken iiigl'"
"H'lil! And I don't MipMe ,Jfs ex
actly cheerful for her."
"Well, of course. As a unfit I er of
fact. I'm leasllr sorry for her. I rather
like the girl, she's so pathetic. But
what can a man do?"
"What site wants, old man. Is simply
a new interest of some kind. She's
simply dying for want of some interest
in living. That blind chap represented
all the beauty in her life. He's gone.
She must lie made to see some other
kind of beauty."
"IF in! And you think that would
"Ah. well, I must get to work, old
Now, for a good time I dropixnl luto
Danvers. studio pretty nearly every
day, end I'm not joking when I say I
watched the reincarnation of that girl
physically, anyhow. Theu. Just as I
was gting Interested, aud well, it
was a weirdly beautiful process I had
to start on that wretched South Amer
, That occupied almost a yearv When I
returned. I went out to St. John's
Wood to look up Danvers.
Miss Itetours that was her name
was still there, and I found she never
went Into any other studio. She grave
ly excused herself from sitting for nie,
and as she did so she looked across at
Danvers great Scot! and he was whis
tling a vile thing from a pantomime.
But she was in perfect health aud a
loeui of southern European beauty.
Only when she looked at me she didn't
see me. only through me dreamily to
Danvers. "When she looked at him, her
great, big, line, forest, eyes shone aud
glistened a mixture of Madonna and
"How did you do it. Danvers?" I ask
ed when she went out. "How did you
give her the new Interest?"
"Who? Adile? Oh. bless you. she's
been happy as possible for ever so long.
Forgotten ail about the blind chap. I
fauey. Iu fact, I sometimes think she
must le a bit sentimentally inclined
about some other fellow."
Some other fellow! "Yes. How did
yon do It?"
"Let me see. Well, really I-1 think I
talked an awful lot of rot about poetry
aud art. and oh. yes! I remember I
painted a little Ideal paradise for her
somewhere in the Mediterranean. 1
think It was. That she seemed to catch
on to wonderfully. All talk, you
know." All tnlk! And I. who might
have done this thing, was fooling about
in South America.
"Yes. it's evidently given her a new
Interest In life. I suppose it began
about the time 1 went away a year
"About then. I think. Anyhow, she's
as right as possible now a bit pensive
at times, but plastic as wax, and lights
tip beautifully at a word. As a woman,
I confess she rather bores me now, but
she's a perfect model, my boy, an ab
solutely perfect model."
Yes! And I was in Sooth merica
all that year.
Caalaa't Ke It.
Magistrate This is a very . serious
offrnscbitinz ft. pjeee. PC man's arm
S$r Corner Second and Harrison Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
vFree Ferry Tickets
GOOD FOR SEASON 1U01,
Our a-ent will le at the DaveniMjrt landing- ami will distribute cou
jions which, when presentetl'at the Boston Store, will entitle you to
two Free Ferry Tickets. Coujkmis will lie distributed each day from
D:3() to 11:00 a. in. and 2:00 to 5:00 p. m.
Sit tin liostou Store's Ldiien Depart mt-iit Duriny; our t
Annual TKanksgiving Linen Sale
Choice of 10 to 14-inch decorated porcelain Turkey platters with a
purchase of table linen or napkins of $.5 or more, choice of 10 to 20-inch
decorated porcelain Turkey platters with a $7..r0 or more purchase of
table linen or napkins.
' We guarantee to give you exceptional linen values U-tlcr linens you 7f?
ifi can't tret, for we carry the liest such as the Belgian "Rev Aine."1 iji
MorLvi:iii D.miasks. German and Irish linens, beautiful unlicmmed
liordcrcd cloths, all lengths ami 2, 21 , 21 and 3-yanls wide, cloths for
round tables, all the latest open floral borders in bold, striking de
signs. Napkins to match each pattern more styles and grades in
crashes than usually found at one store, l'lain ami Damask Huck,
Damask ligut-cd Russia, Stevens, Barnsley, Checked, tine iniHrted
silver crashes, twilled, fancy crashes for art work and many
grades of bleached ami unbleached crashes that we know we are sell
ing decidedly cheap.
11 ounce to yard, strictly all
linen Table Clothing,
large or staple de
25 styles 2-yard wide bleached
or 'half bleached, tine Table
oM-ll Itordered ile
sirns, ht vard
.J:J elegant patterns iu 2-yard
wide bleached . and half
bleached Table Damasks
napkins to match
extra value for ....
We have Napkins as cheap as
2"c, ."ioc. 7.'c ami 8"c a dozen.
Hut it's the In-tter grades
you'll be wanting for the
Thankstrivinj; dinner. Hence
we call esKi:ial attention to
the 1 letter numbers. 100 doz
en heavy loom Dam
ask Drill Napkin
great bargains. . . . .
10 designs iu the 13-oiince drill
loom M.2.") Damask, 2 vards
wide,' plain in center with
open floral 1. order 24 QQ
inches deep. yard. . . IOC
10 designs in the 12-ounee Dam
ask, all ojM-n, line, tloral lir
uers, worth .c, bo
inch wide, jn-r yard.,
10 styles tine, titi-inch wide Irish
and German Table
Damask jrood value 1
at 75c, jxr yard . . .
Extraordinary values in beauti
ful designs of Table Linen at
1.11, 1.2.-. 1.75. $l.iS and
$2.25 by the yard napkins
to match. 100 tine bleached
and half bleached ,
Irish and German -t Cf
Linen Napkins, doz. I.OU
75 dozen 24-inch line
Irish Linen Napkins. r QQ
jht dozen bidO
50 dozen three-quarter
size li nen Napkins, Q nr
J heavy and line.
We can thoroughly please you with our showing of tray cloths, lunch
cloths, doylies, towels, bordered cloths, sets, etc., as our linens are
iruarantoed to tfive satisfaction.
HAR.NED 6v VON MAUR.
off; but as il is your first "offense I will
simply bind you over to keep the peace.
Prisoner I can't do It, your worship.
I swallowed it.
Wheeling; Stusln C'laaaified.
It is said that a consignment ot
"Wheeling stogies," .which Is the name
of u brand of cigars, recently shipped
to England was classified by the cus
tom liotisv officials as ''leather manu
factures'' on the assumption that they
were booU for bicycling. This Is equal
to the action of the Dutch patent of
fice. wliicSt classified au American ma
chine for making ginger snaps under
"distilling and brewing" on the as
suoptiou that "ginger snaps" was
some sort o? "schnapps" to drink.
COMMON SENSE AND
The treatment of consump
tion is every year becom
ing more successful. The
majority of cases can be cured
if taken in time. Not more
medicine but more common
sense is the cau3e of the im
provement. Fresh air, good climate, food,
clothing, exercise, all these are
important features of common
As a builder of flesh and
restorer of strength Scott's
Emulsion is still unequal
ed. The special action
of Scott's Emulsion on the
lungs is as much of a mystery
as ever but an undoubted
Common sense -and Scott's
Emulsion is good treatment
We'll aend you a little to try.irf you Ulmj h , .
SCOTT & WWNE, 49 Peri MfC, ' Hew York.,
Chicago Dental Company
For Painless Dentistry
Call and have your teeth exam
ined free. We will tell yon what
your filling or crowning will cost
before the work is commenced.
Sets of teeth, if you need them,
or if your old ones do not fit call
on us and we guarantee a lit. Our
Thin Klastic Plates do not take
up room in the ntouth like the
old ones do, and fit when all oth
( ers fan by our method.
Cement Fillings 25C
Silver Fillings QC
Gold Fillings, $1 and up J. 00
Gold Crowns, 4 to fi 4,00
Set of Teeth, $5 and up 5.00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug Store.
Rugs Made to Order.
Orders Promptly Filled and Delivered.
2ll Fourth: Avenue. Formerly Con
- nected with the Union Mission.
nONT allow that young man to come tear jou until those
decayed and rotten lyes, we say rotten, for many of
them are rotten) teeth are removed. We &ever would have
had the courage to thus address you but for this fact. Lst
week our advice to young men was being reixd by a lady when
she wrote immediately under,, "Yes, and to young women."
On such authority we felt justified in addresoing you. And
if you will call on us we will guarantee to eitract those bad,
Without Pain and Free of Charge
if you have them replaced by us. We are permanently
located here and warrant all work. Oar honor, name and
reputation are behind each and every piece of work done in
our office, and if you think your work has not been done
perfectly, come back. We are anxious and willing to give
you perfect satisfaction. Our specialty.
and the best work at the lowest prices. Call and let us
examine your teeth and give you prices tree.
Gold Crown Dental Parlors,
Office Corner Third Ave., and Seventeenth St.
Over Tremann's Meat Market.
J F. Robinson, President.
I. D. Mcdgk. Vice President.
H. E. Casteeu Cashier.
CENTRAL TRUST and
Rock Island, 111.
Incorporated Under State Law.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Deposits
Estates and property of 11 kinds are managed by this department
which is kept entirely separate from 'the banking business of the company.
e act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Adminisrator, guardian
and conservator of estates.
Keceiver and assignee of insolven estates. General financial agent for
non-residents, women, invalids and others.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, 111.
Incorporated under the p-5 Four Per Cent Paid on
State Law. Interest.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Ileal Estate Security.
J. .M. Buford, President.
. John Crubaug-h, Vice President.
P. Greenawait, Cashier.
Began the business Juiy 2, 1S90,
and occupying' S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde's new building.
If. S. Cable, I. Greenawal,-'
John Crubaugh. Phil Mitchell,
H. I. Hull, Jj. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. liuford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
New Panitorium Club
Clothes cleaned and pressed and shoes shined for $1.00 a mouth.
Clothes called for and delivered .. All kinds of steam cleaning
and dying done .. LADIES' WORK A SPECIALTY
Ojen week days from 8 a. ru. to 8 p. m.
Sundays from 6 a. m. to 2:30 p. m.
COME IN AND GET A FIRST-CLASS SHINE FOR 5 CENTS.
ED. DUBINSKY, Prop.
Telephone Green 373.
1909 Second Avenue, Opp. Spencer S juai c
n r t I 1
; Kelatwe amount or ruei consumed 10 warm
9 room house
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Are now prepared to furnish the liest Crudes of Hard and Soft
Coal that money will buy, and at prices that are all right
When in need of anything in the line of coal or lumber, Vinflly
give us a call.
David J. Buekley,