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THE AKGTJS. MOXDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1901,
Pabua&ed Day and Weekly at 1624 Seeond
Avenue. Bock Island. HI. Entered at the
Poatofflce m Seco&d-clasa matter.
BY THE J. rr . POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Island county.
Holiday, Dec. 23.
fclap at Dewey will have
much effect as his stab at
For the first time in years New
lork. says the World, is importing:
potatoes from Ireland.
Ibe rxMiley-hampson incident is
closed so far as the navy department
is concerned but not so with the
In the making' of Christmas pur
chases do not overlook some unfor
tunate who might otherwise be
neglected. Remember the poor at
1 lie chief satisfaction that comes
from the tiring of Maclay is that it
is better late than never, but it
would have lieen better at the mo
ment the outrage was committed on
own side. But it lias been established
liefore this that the victor of the
Santiago engagement had more unre
lenting foes in his own country than
on the. side he so successfully van
(pushed. Hence what folhvws may lx
accepted as apropos of a controversy
that will not lown:
Captain Diaz Moren, whovommand
ed the Colon nt the battle of sail
tin go. says Admiral Sampson could
take no active part iathe fight lo
calise his ship was twelve miles west
of Santiago harbor when the Spanish
squadron appeared, while Admiral
Schley, with the Brooklyn flying his
pennant, and the Iowa was close to
the mouth of the harbor.
"Both war ships, said Captain
Moren. "'fought the Maria. Teresa
which, seven minutes afterward,
was afire. My ship, the Colon, ap
peared then, firing- her larlmnnl ar
tillery against the Iowa, which, not
moving piickly enough, would have
been sunk by 1he Colon's pushing had
not the Brooklyn fought an hour and
a half with the Colon.
"Evidently the credit for the first
part of the battle, during which the
Maria Teresa and the Yizcaya were
made hors de combat, belongs to
Schlev, as well as credit for the sec
ond part, during which the Colon
fought alone against the Brooklyn,
the Iowa and the Oreeron and was
vanquished "by the superior artillery
of the Iowa and the greater speed of
"I think Admiral Dewej- s praise of
Schley is just. It does not diminish
Admiral Sampson's glory, to whom.
as superior commander, was une tne
position of the ships in the line of
blockade, and without whose instruc
tions the result might be seen in an
Dewey stock, somewhat depressed
by the transfer of the gift house in
Washington, has risen several hun
dred points above par since the gal
lant old sea fighter so manfully vindi
cated his fellow-fighter, Schley.
Kx-Senator Peffer, or Kansas, has
prepared a topical index of all the
debates in congress up to 1861. and
proposes to make the work complete
to the present time. He will then
try to sell the result of his labors to
. Washington mathematician es
timates that the present congress
must give expression to a total of
14.3O0.0OO words through the medium
of the Congressional Record. The
worst of it is that of this vast num
ber 17,750,000 words will be spler-
The navv department is exceed
ingly anxious to have the Schley
Sampson matter dropped. Jf it had
felt that way at the close of the
Spanish-American war the reckless
traducer. Maclay. would have had no
incentive to make the mess that has
since been stirred up.
A St. Paul dispatch says that
Darius Miller, who will have charge
of traffic on the Burlington, will draw
a salary or .o,immj a year, the same as
that given to the president of the
United States. It is announced that
Mr. Miller will lie supreme in his new-
capacity as traffic director, and that
President Harris will have nothing to
do with questions of traffic.
i ne state supreme court nas de
clared the horseshoers act unconsti
tutional. The court says it can not
conceive ''how the health, comfort,
safety or welfare of society, is to be
promoted bv requiring a horseshoer
to practice the business of horseshoe
ing tor tour years, and submit to an
examination by a board of examiners
and pay a license for the privilege of
exercising his calling.
The Chinese court is expected back
in Peking in mid-January, when it
will resume business at the old stand.
probably on an up-to-date basis, and
with much improved methods and ma
chinery. The great Karl Li will in
deed be wanting, but the old empress
dowager will be on deck, her neck
clothed with thunder, as usual, and
her obstructive capabilities prob ably crease wages
undiminished by .her long exile.
Joaquin Miller on Chinese Labor.
Expressions from the Pacific coast
on the Chinese question have been
hieherto almost unanimously for ex
elusion. In the current issue of the
North American Review .loaquin Mil
ler dissents from this opinion. Fur
thermore, he declares it is not the
view of the great majority of labor
ers and capitalists on the coast, but
s put forward by a few agitators
While most people will believe. he is
mistaken, it is interesting to hear the
presentation of Minister Wu's side of
the case from an American.
According to Mr. Miller, the devel
opment of the coast states has been
retarded because of the scarcity of
labor. He asserts that, since the
passage of the exclusion act property
li cities has leen at a standstill and
Nan rancisco lias fallen back from
seventh to ninth city in the union.
The Chinese, he says, are ready to
ilo the lowest kind of work, leaving
that of a suierior character to the
whites. His argument is much th
same as that of the whites in parts of
the southern slates, who refused to
allow negroes to migrate because
they needed black labor to run the
The servant girl problem, according
to Mr. Miller, is a serious one
throughout the west. The foreign
girl refuses o go out -sale of the large
cities, and he declares lie has seen
letters from hundreds of women urg
ing- that the exclusion act le re
pealed liecause they need Chinese
servants to do the housework.
.Mr. Miller does not take the cus
tomary view as to the undesirability
of the Chinese personally. Most of
them, he says, siiend more time in
school than the Americans. He re
gards them as honest and says he
never saw a lazy or a drunken China
man or a Chinese lx'gger. During his
four years as a county judge in Or
egon there was not one criminal case
involving a Chinaman. The opium
lens that the guides show in the Chi
nese quarter in San Francisco he re
gards as "show" places. As a rule
the Chinaman smokes alone at home
and is not filthy. "The Chisese in
the placer mines," he says, "where I
worked alongside or them for years,
always took time, at the end of a
day s work to entirely change their
clothes and take a bath. I never
knew a Chinese miner who did not. I
never knew another foreigner who
Mr. Miller fails to touch on some of
the principal objections to Chinese
immigration. For instance, he does
not discuss the question whether the
Chinese would not compete with
American labor in .ie higher as well
as the lower occupations and so de-
A Bone of Contention
a The organ in the chapel of the
i State Street Kpiscopal church, Port-
ij mouth. . II., is said to be the oldest
In America, and is to be taken to
'Boston for exhibition. It was brought
from London in 1713 and placed in
King's chapel, Boston, where it was
played by Benjamin Franklin,
sold' to N'ewburyport some
year afterward, and in 18.16 it waslghe began to
purenattea by new cnanes jmrrougns
and presented to the chapel in Ports
A Woman's Awful FeriL
"There is only one chance to Bave
your life and that is through an oper
ation ' were the startling words heard
by Mrs. I. B. Hunt of Lime 'Ridge,
Wis., from her doctor after he had
vainly tried to cure her of a frightful
case of stomach tronble and yellow
B . I " I
it. was I jaundice. Gall stones had formed
eighty land she constantly grew worse. Then
use Electric Bitters
dy Mrs. M. L. Rayne.
A pyramid of bones and among thorn
one of such manifest destiny that it at
tracted the eye as If by magic, a wick
ed looking bone with bandy legs and
two ill shaped feet, an Instrument of
fate endowed with strange power In
lore affairs, half sister to the horse
show, that weird bit of social demon-
ology, a chicken's wishbone.
The fact Is always emphasized when
the modern black art is practiced that
the bone must belong to a chicken; but.
as no other fowl, not excepting the
bird of America, the turkey, possesses
such an appendix, the distinction seems
The bone on the pyramid was res
cued from destruction by the white fin
gers of a girl, who dressed It and hung
it over the outside door. When It had
been lodged there an hour, a man came
In. He was tall, and as he came under
the "conjure" he brushed it with his
head and dislodged it.
"Well, you're it." laughed the girl as
he stooped and picked it from the floor,
"That 13 the first time you ever came
under the wishbone.
"Will you break it with me. Nell?
You know I believe In It as an omen.
We will both wish, and the one that
gets the "wish plece must tell the other
what wish was made.
"Oh. let's tell beforehand. Health
and prosperity Is all I wish for. Am I
"I wish." said the man. "that we nre
married at Christmas and live happily
-mat sounds like the ending to a
dime novel love story. Seeing that we
are not even engaged. It would take
a stronger force than that of a wish
bone to marry us by Christmas.
Nell, will you marry me?"
She had waited seven years for this.
and now that It had come it was most
welcome., and It angered her that a
miserable chicken bone could supply
an opportunity for this laggard In
love. . A panorama of war flashed
across her horizon, the gliut of arms.
the flutter of flags, a soldier promoted
for bravery, then forgetfulnoss and si
lencc. She looked at the serious, stolid
face of the man as he stood holding
the arbiter of human desttnies be
tween thumb and forefinger and de
"res. DavIJ. but please do not give
your chicken bone too rraic-u credit.
You may not get yonr wish after all."
It went apart with a snap, and Da
vid held the long piece, and his satis
faction over Jt was Immense.
"Well. It worked, didn't it? We will
keep the pieces, and they will bring
us good luck. I have always liad the
greatest faith In wishbone omens."
"Yet It was necessary that It should
fall and strike you before you accepted
its dictum." suggested Nell.
David Wilson wrapped the bone of
fate In a tissue paper covering and laid
It away carefully among his cherished
possessions. Nell dropped hers Into
her glovebox. wished the chicken that
owned It laid never been born, rated
herself for a fool and 6at down to have
a good cry.
"Engaged to David Wilson! Why, I
might as well be engaged to father.
And all I'm doing it for is to show
Hansom Hale that I am not breaking
my heart for him even If he Is wear-
lug fine new shoulder straps. The
meau thing, never to wnto a word!
Oh. David, you superstitious, gooQ, old
stupid, how will I get you oft my
bands? Seven years of acquaintance
ship ought to count for something.
Oh. chicken bone, engine of destiny,
how I hate you!"
And the next day when Captain nal
called on Nell and asked her to marry
him she consigned all chicken bono
wishes to perdition while she made a
clean breast of her affair with David.
And what the captain meant by hold
ing her In his arms while be heard her
story can easily be guessed. Then
they went Into session as a committee
of ways and means to circumvent th
plans of destiny set In motion by. that
A week later David presented himself
in a state of abject depression. "I've
lost my luck," be said in crape edged
"Lost on a business deal?" suggested
No: lost my wishbone. I put it
away carefully, and now it cannot be
found high or low. It has disappeared
as If by magic."
"And tou are sure no one was In
'No one but my washerwoman, ana
I don't know what she wanted there.
But she would have no object in steal
ing a wishbone.'
"No, and there would be no magic In
a wishbone that wouiu lei useit bo
Btolen. 0b, David, that is a bad omen.
Son.e months ago there was an epi
demie of suicides in Fnporia, Kan., meyer.
and the mayor, believing that the
publication of the details of such
trajredie in the newspapers was in
a meataire accountable for the epi
demic,-requested the local editors to
refrain from printing sensational su
icide stories. The editors- ft greed, and
the mayor's policy has been vindi
cated. There has not been a suicide
in the town since the agreement was
which wholly cured her. It's a won-1 We must call our engagement off until
derf ul stomach, liver and kidney you find it. Bad luck will follow If we
remedy. Cures dyspepsia. Iosb of an-1 nerslst in dlsobeyinar the omen. We are
petite. Try it. Only 50 cts. Guar- up against it now.
For sale by Hartz & Ulle-
- Tbe Spaniard Ought to Know. -
Ordinarily it should not be neces
sary to go to the enemy for the truth
or' justice of claims relating to our
An EvanirellKt's Story.
I suffered for years with a bron
chial trouble and tried various rem
edies but did not obtain permanent
relief until I commenced using One
Minute Cough Cure," writes Bev.
James Kirkman, evangelist of Belle
River, III. One Minute Cough Cure
affords immediate relief .for coughs,
colds and all throat and lung troub
les. For croup it is unequalled. Ab
solutely safe. Never fails and a fa
vorite with the children. , ,
All druists. ' '
"I know it. I feel It in my bones,'
said poor, victimized David mournful
ly. "Nell, dear, do you think It pos
sible that the cat ate It?"
'No." Nell was shaking with laugh
ter, which by a desperate effort she
changed Into nervous agitation. "I feel
that it may mean a warning, and we
must obey. We cannot throw ourselves
against an oracle. You see. It was not
Intended that we should marry."
Tbe envoy of fate was never found.
as the wicked girl knew right well it
never would be, for by her own scheme
it was abstracted. So cleverly did she
play on the superstitious nature of Da-
Tld that be not only forgave her-for
marrying Captain Hale, but was blm-
iii2titi.!Lik ?iii.iiiiSLJLtiit wi . . -t. i -w. -.
J Corner Second and Harrison Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
Fifty diGerent style
silver handled, steel
worth lor one
dollar and lit'ty
Gloves may he exchanged after
correct size or other shades.
All kinds of Christmas Tree Ornaments, Can
dies, Caudles, etc.
Cut prices on Millinery, Cloaks, Suits.
HAR.NED S. VON MAUR. f
' Ht' '- S- ''- i '' Vffc . VV i Vf. . WV Vtir .'ft j.tj
seir at tue weuumg as ucst man. Cut
every now nnd then he goes cn a still
hunt after that lest wishbone. Chicago
Sys lie W TortnreO.
"I suffered such pain from corns I
could hardly walk," writes 11. Kobin
son, Hillsborough. Ills., " but Duck
leu's Arnica Salve completely cured
them." Acts like inngic on sprains,
bruises, cuts, sores, scalds, burns,
boils, ulcers. Perfect healer of skin
'diseases anil niles. Cure cuarnnteed
by Hart &. Ullemeyer. 25e.
ST FOB THI
. BOWELS .
If yon haron't a rernlar, healthy tnovetRPTit of the
bowels evrry dar, you'ru ill or will be. Keep your
bowcla niion, auU bo well. Force, In Iho hap of
lolrnt phyaic or iiill poinnn. la danserou. Tho
amoomcKL. cai. st. most perfect way of keepiug
cicur nuu riran la 10 teao
EAT 'EM LIKE CANDY
Plcaaant. l'alntablr. Potent. Taofo Good. Po
firtod. Never Sicken. Weaken or Orit; U. 2i anil
CO cents per box. Write fur free aamplo. and book
let on health. Addrcaa is3
Sterling Reared, Company. Chicano or New York.
KEEP YOUR BLOOD CLEAJI
An Attraction for Santa
; ill -V
f Mi ll .i-,-.V-&1U,kli
on the ni-lit before Christmas is a
comfortable and cosy tire, where the
jolly old soul can thaw out his tin
pel's before lillinir the stockings of
the family. The cheery p;ov and in
tense heat from Krazer's coal will
make itself felt with pleasure on a
cold nipht. Let us till your bin with
oar high fjra'Ie coal, ami your Xmas
turkey and .New Year's baked meats
will be all the better.
E. G. FRAZER
MUCH LIKE JOi
U. J. TOHER.
A. L. ANTERSOX.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main st
Chicago Dental Company
For Painless Dentistry
Call and have your teeth exam
ined free. We will tell you 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 g-uarantee a fit. Our
Thin Elastic Plates do not take
up room in the mouth like the
old ones do, and fit when all oth
ers fan by our method.
Cement Fillings 25C
Silver Fillings 50c
Gold Fillings, $1 and up . J. 00
Gold Crowns, 4 to 6 4,00
Set of Teeth, $3 and up 5.00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
. Over Speidcl's Drug; Store.
Estate of Nanoy J. Cool, decetstd
I'bn anierslpned having ocen appointee
executors of the list wiU and tesiamt-nt of
Nncy J. Cool, late of tbe county oi Kock
Island. attte of Ldlnols. GecesvstU. brreby giro
notice thai tbey wlil appsir beforetbe e hicvj
oaurt of Kock Island Croat?, at tte cointj
court room. It tse city or kocs llaI.a. at
the February term, cm the Qrat Mocday to
February next, at wUlci time ' ntjni
haln d .Itm agirst a tli) es.t are no.Uiei
and reouestel to attem lor 'n" puriwie oi
bavlnff tbe mt adjusted. All pe.-aom In
debted to ld estate ure reiueaaed to make
Immediate payment to tie itd6rilKBel.
Dated uua s7ta aay or piov mnr, a. jvui
MKT K. UlXiCK.
AX5A J. Pr.TMIRK,
A Timely Gift
at tliis season of tlie year is a gold, filled
or a pretty article of
tliat combines beauty, fineness, excellence of
material and workmanship, at a reasonable
H. D. FOLSOM,
1703 Second Avenue.
Not Only at
hut all the rest of the year
there will he restful com
fort in the handsome chairs
for the holiday trade.
New designs in corner
chairs, rocking chairs and
dining chairs. Pick them
out now anil we will deliver
them at Christmas.
1702 aad 1704 Third
&gffflg og ,g g q p g a c a c 9-2SL2-2 a s a &JLaoggJLgJLgJ? ggapppgpoppogpa
m,j, . "-M-
An article useful as well as elegant is most appre
ciated. Nothing could he more appropriate than
Every lady would cherish a fur loa, scarf, niuft or
jacket. Every man would feel flattered with a hat,
cap. irlovcs, fur collar, a robe or neckwear.
Every home completed with a beautiful drop cabinet sewing machine.
Kemember factory prices prevail, at
T. Richter 6c Sons, Mfg. Furriers
219-221 W. SECOND STREET, DAVENPORT.
of Hot Water
2,000 ycaii old
Rnra.in Hit-Vtr Boiler.
Original in Field Colum
bian Museum, Chicago.
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tl ft I " K "
i) IDEAL Bcilers end
For domestic use, bathing-,
etc., is afforded where
Hot -Water or Steam System is
used, and at a cost of but a few
cents per day for fuel.
Channon, Perry 5c Co
Suitable for Christmas
Come oarly bt-foro tlie choicest oik
. E. M.arijolci
THE LKADIXG PHOTOGRAPH Elt.
411-413 TWENTY-THIRD STREET. Rock Island.
Until you have seen our line. Burlaps, Crepes,
Oriental Tapestries, Ingrains, Varnished Tiles. All
the latest effects in Wall Papers.
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Telephone 4753. .... 4!9 Seventeenth Street.
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