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THE AKGtIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1901.
PaDUkiiad Dally and Weekly ftt 1624 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, HI. Entered the
Poatofilce m Seooad-class matter.
BT THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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tatlte character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
uch articles will be printed over fictitious sig
natures. Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island eounty.
Monday, Dec. 30.
But one more day of the j'ear. Fill
it with good resolutions.
Those people who durij' the days
following Christmas put in their time
thanking God that it was over, should
have been thanking1 CJod that it came.
When Little Dick Yates sat in the
front row in Chicago and heard'him
telf roasted to a frazzle by Speaker
Sherman, he doubtless wished he had
gone way back to sit down.
press discussion of that! A dozen
imes it was announced that the in
cident was closed," and nothing fur-
her would be done, but over and
again public sentiment burst the bar
riers as jent-up steam breaks the fas-
enings put about it. The only effect
f the government's effort to frpetu-
ite injustice was to advertise its own
lisgrnce to the civilizeil world. Such
attempts have never been successful
There was never n more, autocratic
government than that of the old Mor
mon church in Utah; never one that
had such absolute control over the
consciences of its subjects. It under
took to suppress discussion of the
Mountain Meadow massacre and to
protect the offenders. It seemed to
succeed for a while, but the task was
beyond it. At length the full details
of the awful crime were brought to
light. It took eighteen years to do it.
but at the end of that time .lolm O.
Lee was executed at the scene of his
Discussion of the injustice t .u-
niiral Schley will not be suppressed.
It has but fairly begun. .Men r.re
just awakening to it. rubbing their
eves and wondering if they see anci
hear ariirht. hvt rv move that con
firms the fear that he administration
means to let this injustice stand will
add to the storm of protest against
it. There, is no possibility of mistak
big public sentiment on this subject.
and there is no possibility that pub
lic sentiment will not make itself
A Kentucky electrician claims to
have soiled the problem of wireless
teiepnony. jie win asK llie govern
ment to give its aid in developing the
A London dispatch says: "Rabies
are supplanting lap dogs as flrawing
room pets." This is a mark of genu
ine human intelligence that could In
adopted with profit in some society
circles in this country.
There is much method in the deci
sion of the ISritish war office to with
draw twenty batteries of artillery
from South Africa. The official rea
son for this resolve is that the guns
are a hindrance to mobility in the
present guerilla wartare; but ier-
sons inclined to levity might suggest
that the weapons would lie safer
from capture in England than on the
The special meeting of the Associa
tion of Ilailway Managers held in Chi
cago the other day Is said to have
come to the conclusion that some of
the recent congestion in railway busi
ness was due to the inefficiency of em
ployes, and it is reported that u tie-
termination was reached to see if an
increase of wages would not have the
effect of stimulating them to better
vrork. Xo doubt the excririient will
be heartily welcomed by all railroad
men, who. as a class, cert i inly de
serve good wages, and ought to be
Mr. Carnegie seems to lie very much
in earnest about founding a national
university at Washington, and hi
proposal to make the donation $2.,
O00.00O and to put it in either cash or
United States bonds, relieves the jrift
from any objections that have been
urged ti it. There seems to le nr. oli
jection to accepting it. If Mr. Car
negie owes his fortune to anylxnly he
owes it to the federal government.
and there is a distinct propriety
having the direct product of tariff
taxation thus applied to public pur
pofes. J.et us have a university.
The admission of Congressman Hep
burn the other day in the house that
the democrats forced the country to
stand for the indejiendence of Cuba
was greeted by democratic applause,
The prediction that the democrats
would regret the independence
or t una , was greeted only
by republican applause. The
attitude of the two parties is
plain. .The democratic party has
never regretted its stand for the
principle of the Monroe doctrine
that this continent should be dev:ted
to liberty and independence. We do
not believe it will ever favor the sys
tem of forcibly absorbing a weaker
state. It still holds that policy to be
The Cry for Justice Will Not Down
The most surprising information
that has come from Washington re
cently is the statement of the 'deter
mination on the part of the adminis
tration absolutely to terminate fur
ther discussion of the Sampson-Schley
controversy." It is in pursuance of
this determination that a public rep
rimand is administered to Lieut. Gen
'eral Miles, and presumably with the
same end in view that Maclay is dis
missed from the service a sort of sop
to Cerberus, as the Indianapolis Sen
tinel puts it.
If President Iloosevelt imagines
that he can stop discussion of the
matter, even in army and navy circles
he has undertaken the most ambi
tious task known since Mrs. Parting
ton undertook to sweep back the
ocean with her broom. Great moral
questions are never suppressed. The
more suppression is attempted the
more violent is their outbreak, and if
there i a great moral question the
doing of justice is one. Civilization
demands justice even to the poorest
and meanest citizen of the republic,
and nothing can call out criticism
more than a nopen and flagrant re
fusal of justice. Has President
Tioosevelt so soon forgotten the ex
perience of our sister republic of
France in the Dreyfus case? What a
tremendous effort was made to eup-
The Unconquerable Boer.
At several points in the Transvaal
and the Orange Free State, Lord
Kitchener reports the ltoers as at
tacking bodies of llritish troops in
large numbers and fighting with great
At lJeginderyn 2H) British infantry
were assailed by l'.oers "in over
whelming numbers" and "British
casualties were severe." At Lang
lierir December IS De Wet's force
"fought desperately for several
hours," and December 20 llotha. with
S00 Uoers, surprised Col. Daiuant at
Tafel-Kop. killing two llritish officers
and twenty men and wounding twen
ty others, including Col. Daiuant him
self. This is certainly hot lighting.
with the balance of losses heavily
against the llritish and tin top of this
conies intelligence of further victor
ies on the part of the intrepid DeWet
The skeleton present during this
holiday season in Great Dritain is the
still unconquered Uoer. And these
reports of Kitchener make it quite
uncettain whether another Christinas
will not still find him still stubborn
ly fighting for his native veldt.
Dec. 2S. State ff Illinois to Svl
vester M. Webster, assessor's lot 1
se,. wi. 10, 16, 2w, $20.
Kzekial I Webster to Svlvest-r M
Webster, assessor's lot 13, hw'4. sivy,
1C. 10, 2w. !F20.
Mary M. Grime to Minnie S. .Mien
lot 8 and part of lot 7. block 11 Pitt's
Gilbert & Pitt's Second add.. Moline
Geo. I,. Xichols to Mary A. Colbnrn
lots IS and 19. block 4, Uodnian's snl-
diiision, Hale's add., Hock Island
Charles H. Church to E. H. Stafford
lot 7. block 2. Rodman's sulxliv
Hale's add.. Rock Island. $1.
K. H. Kt afford to Anna Church, lot
7, block 2, Rodman's subdiv., Hale's
add.. Rock Island, $1.
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Perhas none of the many high
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X. K. Fairbank company. It not n
ly eclipses all former efforts of this
company, but it undoubtedly excels
all rivalry in this line of publicity. It
is, indeed, a work of art, and must
be seen to be appreciated.
Aside from the calendar projer
there are four art supplements pre
senting exquisite figure compositions
selected from the famous Paris salon
pictures, painted by the celebratec'
French artist Kdouard Kisson. Kach
of these pictures is faithfully repro
duced in all the beautiful colorings
of the originals. They bear no let
tering whatever, and are therefore
suitable for framing and valuable as
most excellent reproductions of four
famous paintings. Kach is well
worthy of being framed for any
household, but they can be used for
decorative purposes without franv
ing, as each is provided with a fas-
The X. K. rairbank company are
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anyone returning 10 Fairbank's Fairy
soap oval fronts, or sending 12 two-
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fronts, however, is the best and sur
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Affair of Bunker,
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The boys In the broker's office al
ways liau maue a mitt ot uunKcr.
Bunker was the bookkeeper, taciturn
and rather solemn looking at nil times.
The boys called him "the old man."
Bunker was forty, and "the boys" were
Vtventy-one or thereabouts. All sorts of
Jokes were played on old Bunker, but
he never showed the slightest sign of
resentment. If any of the shafts of
weak witticisms which were hurled at
him day In and day out pricked, there
was no wincing. The cubs finally came
to the conclusion that Bunker was
dense physically and mentally. How
this may have bee-; nobody perhaps
but Bunker himself knew definitely.
but he was a good bookkeeper, nnu
that was as far as the real old man of
the office cared to Inquire.
The office was on the twelfth floor.
and Its windows looked out over the
roof of a low building and stared Into
the twelfth story windows of a. big
building just beyond. Teddy Long, the
office masher, had a desk at one win
dow. Teddy frequently was more oc
cupied with the office behind the win
dows in the twelfth story of the build
ing beyond than he was with the busi
ness In his own office. It was a law
firm that held the premises opposite,
and the lawyers were known to the
boys In the broker's office for the fre
quency with which flley changed their
typewriting staff. About once a month
a new face, and always a pretty one,
would appear In front of the machine
back of the legal windows. One morn
ing Teddy Ixnig cast his eyes across
the? wav. and there he saw a new face
behind the big window pane. As he
told the other boys a few minutes aft
er, this new face had all the others
that had gone liefore "beat to death."
"She's a daisy, fellows." said Teddy.
"When vou cet a chance, go to the
window and shy a look over there.
She's got black hair, snapping eyes, red
cheeks and a daisy figure."
All at once the charmer looked up
and smiled, showing a set of even
white teeth in a framework of scarlet.
Teddy smiled back and nodded almost
imperceptibly. There was a very de
cided lxnv In return, and Teddy went
soaring. Inst.-.ntly, however, the young
woman turned again to her" machine,
and her white fingers went flying nim
bly over the keys. Though she might
Ik a bit given to flirting, the young wo
man apparently did not mean that the
little weakness should divert her mind
too long from her work.
Teddy half wheeled his chair around,
the pleasurable little excitement still
glowing within him. There at the next
window stood old Bunker, the book
keeper, with u face as red as a pinny
and standing first on one foot and then
on the other.
"Great SeottT said Teddy to himself.
"The old man had his eyes on the
charmer and thought she meant that
smile for him! He looks as though he
were colng to faint. That smile for
him! Why. the ioor old geezer, he's
addle pated! I'll put the boys next."
So Teddy told the Itoys of how the
girl had smiled on him and how the old
man thought the smile was intended
for him and had blushed like a girl and
fiddled with his fingers. "We'll have
some fun with the old guy. fellows.
I'm going to get an Introduction to the
girl over the way. and I'll tell her all
about Bunker and how If n woman
speaks to him he has a fit. and she can
Just lead him on a bit. and we'll have
all sorts of fun here with the doings."
The next day there was another
sweet smile from the typewriter, and
Teddy responded In kind. Curiously
enough, old Bunker was at the other
window again, and when that smile
came across the areaway he blushed
like fire and cast a furtive glance at
Teddy. Teddy saw It. "We've got him
going." he said to himself. "The old
fellow's hit sure. I hope he doesn't die
of apoplexy before he makes out the
pay roll. He looks as though he were
going to choke."
So it went on for weeks. Teddy met
the charmer occasionally and sent her
Into ecstasies of laughter over the nc
counts of the fun they were having
with old Bunker.
"Why, when you smile," he said to
hor, "the old man goes up Into the
nineteenth heaven. I'm glad you smil
ed over at me that morning, for office
work now Is as good as a show."
One morning Bunker showed up with
a red carnation In his buttonhole,
When Teddy looked through the win
dow, he saw that there was a bunch of
the same kind of flowers pinned to the
waist of the neighbor over the way
After Hunker had received his morn
ing smile Teddy spread the news of
the flowers. "The old man's got 'em
bad," be said.
Bunker went on his vacation, and the
smiling face was also missing from the
window in the lawyer's office. Th
Wednesday morning following Bun
ker's departure every man In the office
found a square envelope on his desk
which when opened contained an an
nouncemcnt reading like this: .
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Halbert announce the mar
riage of their daughter Warr to Mr. Henry
Bunker Monday, Oct. 7, at St. Chrrsomtom'a
One envelope contained a second In
closure. It was that which was ad
dressed to Teddy Long. Teddy read
the marriage announcement with star
ing eyes and, then, picking up the ln-
Closure, read this neatly typewritten
L Corner Second, and Ilarrison Sts..T)avcnrort. Iowa.
. : :
Mr. Bunker and I have knotm 'each other tor
fire yeara. We were engaged tor five months be-
ioxal .vent ia Jaork in She. Uwier a. ftffce
i 'Mis ?
At Reduced Prices!
i T XYV
Many of tlie best tilings and some of the
extreme Novelty Sliirt Waists of the season
are now on sale at greatly reduced prices,
divided into three lots:
A Timely Gift
at this season of the year is a gold filled
or a pretty article of
that combines beauty, fineness, excellence of
material and workmauship, at a reasonable
H. D. FOLSOM,
1T03 Second A venae.
Ml sizes in Frercli lhmnol Shirt Waists,
unci black, sold for
I. i)Sc and S1.2.J wool and imitation French
i Shirt Waists, choice
" . i i i
-r im ttt T t , . .,11 l-w-.i- .- .1 it. , .it t,i.1 : 1 L.
J. 111. Jll II 1 iCCCS cHI lliu wvi, icuu i nnu iiuiui- l
made Waists in stock. Full line of sizes. About live dozen
'f. to select from. Waists that sold at si;. 50, sr,.ro and 8.".
2.23 and 82.30, choice '-
choice of - lot
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, l'iek them
out now and we will deliver
them at Christmas.
1702 and 1704 Third
HAR.NED & VON MAUfL.
jr. .v iL.ii.iii&iiit!i.i
can't conceive tiow"anbod could le such a fcol
as to try to grab off a emile that wasn't intended
lor him. SIaby IIalhert Busker.
H. J. TOHER.
A. I ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
Ho. 109 Main 6t"
You pay to cents
for Cigar not so good a
f.Pl LEWIS, MAftFfe
George W. McCaskria, Solicitor.
State of Illinois, t.
Rock island County, I
In the circuit court, to the January term,
A. D IW0J. Divorce.
Blanch 9 God complainant, vs. Gilbert GotI,
To the abore namtd non-resident defend
ant, (liloert UoT
a ffldavlt of your noi-reldence having ben
died In tns c ffloe of the said circuit court, with
the ciroult lerlt, notice i.s bereby plvtnto
you. that the above named complainant baa
bled In said cii cult court her Oil of com
plaint aalna you, on th chancery Hide there
of of said circuit court, that a summors In
chancery bat been Issued In said cau e against
tou, returnable o the net term of said cir
cuit court to b bgun ar.d i.oldea at the court
bous lo the city of Kock Island in said count?,
on the first Monday in January. A. D. lUtU. at
which time and pl.oe you will appearand
plead, answer cr demur to said blu of com
plaint. If you see Ht. .
Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, this 5th day
of December, A D. I1.
UaoHGk W Gamble,
Clerk or the Circuit Court In and for RocU
lalacd county IUlnc Is
fctOKOl W. MoCASKBIir.
Complainant a Solicitor
Btate of Illinois,
Rock Island County. 1
In the Circuit Court. At the January te m
A. D , 1902.
Augusta E-lcVson, comp alnant. vs James
Kilctsio, defeaiant. Ulli for divorce
T. the absvc name! defendant. James
Affidavit of your non-residence baring been
filed In tbe office of the clerk of said cnu t.
notion U hereby given to yon that the above
named complainant has Hie. In sat-1 court ber
bill of complaint against jou on tbe cnanctry
s'de of said court; that a aummo-S In chan
cery has oern issued l said cau e against you
returnab e to thn next termofsaia court to
be b gun and hold en at the ocurt house in the
cltyoc Kock IslALd In sail county, on the
Urt Monday of January, A. D.. 1WJ! at which
ilma ard place vcti wil appear and plead, an
swer or demur to said bill of complaint If jou
Catcd at Rock Island, Illinois, this 5ih day of
December, A u , wi-
Gkbgb W. Gambli. Clerk of Said Court.
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CoolI's Out AgaLin.
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E. B. McKown,
Fifteenth street and First Avenue.
Estate of Xancy J. Cool, deceased.
ina urdsrslgned having oeen appelated
ezecuton of the last will ana testament of
Nancy J. Cool, late or tne county or Kock
Island. state of Illinois, deceased, bereby give
natlce that they will appear beforetbe county
court of Rock Island county, at tbe county
court room. In the city ot Rock Island, at
tbe February term, on the first Monday In
February next, at which time all persons
having claims against sild estate are notified
and requested to attend for tbe purpose of
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Immediate payment to the anderslgned.
D tied this 27th day of November, A. IX 1901
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