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THE AEGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1901.
Ml Records Broken
HEBE ABE YOUR SPECIALS TOR
4 cans Great It. I. corn 28c
5 bars Armour white soap 20c
4 lb rice 25c
4 lb. Pearl tapioca 25c
15 lb. pail jelly 37c
1 gal. Bouer kraut 25c
1 gal. sour pickles 25c
1 doz. boxes parlor matches ..... 10c
Falcom pa"ncake flour 3 pkg 25c
Dried peaches, 3 lb 25c
Dried apricots, 2 lb 25c
Table peaches, per can 12 Vic
Table pears, per can 10c
Table red cherries, per can 10c
Washing soda, per lb 2c
1 lb. salmon 10c
I lb. corn starch 5c
1 gal. maple syrup 95c
2 bars of Scrubine, same as Sa
Sorghum molasses, per gal 50c
Hems dill pickles, per doz 15c
Why pay 50c for baking powder
when llorton sells 1 lb. for 10c. 10c
C. W. HORTON,
326 Twentieth street. Telephone 1321.
To Be Easy
to select holiday presents
for men, with this beautiful
storefull from which to
choose. Young men, middle
aged men, old men some
thing here for each.
Our salesmen can help you
considerably that's what
they are here for.
1714 Second Avenue.
It is now time to consider
where to get your HOLI
DAY CANDIES and where to
get the best, purest, and most
wholesome and at what place
which certainly is at Math's.
He has the most complete
line in the three cities; all the
leading and most prominent
brands are represented at his
place. We have a special line
as low as 114c in one hundred
lots. Our bakery line is com
plete with Holiday liakings
such as Honey Cakes, four
Bamberger Kund Sticks is a
German Roll bufc mighty
good eating for the Ameri
cans. Try them at
3he Old Reliable Party Supply House,
1716 and 1718 Second avenue.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also Manufacturers oZ
Sash, Doors, Blinds and Mouldings;
Veneered and Hard Wood Floor
ing of All Kinds.
Single and Double Strength Window
Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
111-329 EIGHTEENTH STKEET,
THEY WILL NOT MIX
Returned Soldier Says Filipinos
Are Indifferent to Efforts
THE NATIVES AEE DISTRUSTFUL
Kealize There is a Wide Chasm Be'
tween Themselves and
Georqe Harrington, the soldier just
returned from the Philippines, who
is visiting with his sister, Mrs. H. W
Hayden, is one of the few of Uncle
Snm's fighting men who has seen xer
vice both in the West and Kast Indies.
Although he had been in the regular
artuy five years when the Spanish
American war began, his first actual
campaigning was done in Porto Kico,
where he landed with the H;th in
fantry at (iuanica only a few flays nf-
ter the 6th Illinois, as a part of the
expedition which (ien. Miles jerson-
ally accompanied, had set foot on
that beautiful island. Iieing acquaint
ed with both the Porto Iliean and the
Filipino he is in a position to draw
comparisons interesting to anyone
who has mingled with one of the
brown races and not the other. He
franklj- says he considers the differ
ence very great and almost entirely
to the credit of the ieople nearest
Can Never Like Americana.
Mr. Harrington is inclined to agree
with (Jen. Chaffee rather than with
the commission that investigated the
surroundings and habits of the Fili
pino with a view to making him a
citizen of a republic.
"The natives can never learn to like
Americans." he said to an Argus re
porter when asked for his views nn
the subject. "They are by nature
distrustful and entirely ungrateful
for the good intentions of the Amer
icans. They are shrewd enough to
realize that there is a chasm between
themselves and the whites that can
not be bridged and they show no dis
position to court confidential rela
tions. "o soldier really likes a native.
They are all 'niggers to him. how
ever much curiosity may lead him to
tHk ancl mingle with them. Ken at
that 1 believe the soldiers are better
teachers of the American language
and customs than the school teachers
the government is sending there to do
the work. I personally know of one
t earlier who had charge of a class
for several months without making
any precept ible advance so far as I
was able to judge. I think the entire
system adopted to inculcate Amer
icanism among the islanders is
1 wrong-. The- government fchouH
bring the Filipinos over here and
teach them and then return thm as
missionaries to their own country.
Then the brown, men might be per
suaded to lelieve some of the things
they cannot now be convinced of."
An to Rations-
During his service in the east Mr.
Harrington was first sergeant of
Company K in the 4th infantry and
he also filled the position of com
missary sergeant for over a year. He
has a very high regard for the Amer
ican armv ration and declares it can
not be improved ujMn for use in all
parts of the world. "Rations dct - j
riorate very rapidly in the tropical
climate," he said, "flour and farin
aceous' foods become moldy and
meats wormy, and a large portion of
the sickness in the army is due to this
source. Taken as a whole, however.
the rations issued arc the best fur
nished to any army in the world and
when they are placed before the men
in good condition there is absolutely
no cause foY complaint."
Mr. Harrington was mustered out
on board the transport Thomas, en
route home on Dee. IS. He says eight
vears in tin- service are enough and
he does not intend re-enlisting.
Mr. Hs.rrington speaks in warmest
terms of appreciation of (Jen. .1.
Franklin Bell, son-in-law of Capt. and
Mrs. J. T. Dii ford, who occupies a
AFTER EQUINOX "
The season has changed.
Cold winds, damp air, coughs,
colds, grippe, pneumonia
that's the order of events.
This is the time of year for
those with weak lungs or a ten
dency to heavy colds to fortify
themselves against exposure
by taking iscotts emulsion
Regular doses give great pro.
tection to the throat and lungs
What's the use of staying
near the edge when such easy
reatment will keep you out of
For obstinate colds, for old
coughs, for catarrh and bron
chitis Scott's Emulsion is a
standard remedy. You can feel
the effects of even a small bottle.
We'll tend yon a little to try, if you like.
SCOTT BOWNE, 409 P Ir Yot'
prominent place in the government
of the islands.
The performances at the Illinois
Saturday afternoon and evening wre
of the sort that Uock Island theatre
goers have been denied, unless they
chose to go away from home, in re
cent years, and were more in keep
ing with what they have n right to
expect in the future, now that they
have a new play house toward secur
ing which they contributed liberally,
and which they are anxious to sup
port with generous patronage provid
ed they were not bamboozled with
barnstorming aggregations. "The
Princess Chic" is a delightful operatic
bit. It has a dash and swing about
it that are at once captivating. keci-
ing one in a musical mood from llie
rise to the fall of the curtain on t'1 e
last act. Marguereta Svlva. in the
title role, is all that the character
calls for, having a pretty face and
figure, a sweet voice, and a graceful
stage presence, and enters into the
spirit of the story with nn enthusiasm
that seems to keep those associated
with her always tuned to concert
pitch. Thomas C. Ieary. as steward
to the duke, was immense, his fun
making being a whole show in itself
Others deserving of special mention
are Aubert Wilke, as Charles the
Hold, duke of Hurgundy; Frederick
Knights, as Francois, marquis of
Clnremont; Edward S. Metcalf, as
llrcvet; W. A. Lawrence, as I'rahetiu;
Neil McNeill, steward to the princess;
Dorothy Hunting, page to the prin
cess and Kdna Floyd, daughter of the
duke's steward. The opera was mag
nificently staged. The audience was
large and unstinting in its applause,
the solo with male chorus, "War is a
Bountiful Jade." in the last act being
encored sexeral times, as were the
four comedians, who did a clever
singing turn in this act.
The Illinois was filled again last
evening, when the attraction was "A
Homespun Heart," a pastoral drama
interpreted by a competent company.
It was the first time since the new
house was opened that opportunity
was afforded for a display of its own
scenery "The Princess Chic." for in
stance, not using any house sceticr
and the management did itself
proud, also showing off the electrical
effects to fine advantage, and withal
giving to many their first peep at the
modern equipment of the new
T!leuers band, which has been
holding forth Sundays ft Har-r's
thcatie, gave its first concert in the
Illinois yesterday afternoon, and the
result was nn audience that filled
every seat. It was an nppre lat ive
one.' too. and the band seemed to
even outshine former efforts in the
concert line, providing a program par
In view of the genuine satisfaction
attending the delightful presentation
of "Princess Chic" at the Illinois Sat
urday there have been some expres
sions of surprise among those still
unfamiliar with the circumstances
that this attraction rather than the
cheap performance of "Are You a
Mason?" was not selected as the
initial event. The situation, it may
Im repented, was one that involved
the acceptance of "Are You a Ma
son?" or the nlternatixe of the can
cellation of the "Princess Chic," al
ready booked for Saturday night.
while to permit the house to be open
ed by the play that was given the dis
tinction carried the assurance that
the. bookings for the remainder of
the holidays were to be first-class in
character, the engagement of Walker
Whiteside in "Robert, of Sicily" a
play in which the clever young actor
is making a decided hit this season,
for New Year's day bcir.g cited as
one of these. With this announce
ment to the committee was also giv
en the pledge x on the part of Mr.
Kindt that "Are Yon a Mason?"
would be presented by a Frohman
company and lie first-class in every
resject, on the truth of which asser
tion Mr. .lohuston stated that he was
ready to stake his professional repu
tation. Upon the nature of cominir
events will develop the extent, to
which the part of good faith is to be
acted, regardless of who may be in
control of the new theatre.
Too much that is good cannot le
said for "Mistress Nell," the charm
ing comedy that comes to the llurtis
New Year's afternoon and evening.
Plays that have achieved a success
equal to that of "Mistress Nell" are
few. The triumph of the merry play
is one of absolute sensation and
would at a glance seem almost im
possible. Its success caused its au
thor, Cenrpe C Hazelton. a lawyer
with a lucrative practice, to lay aside
his law books and take to play writ
ing in order to supply the demand for
work from his pen. The players pre
senting the piece have been carefully
selected and a really excellent or
ranization under the management of
Maurice Campbell has been formed
for the present tour. Miss Agnes Ar
deck will be seen ns "Mistress NelJ."
Smoker at the Club.
This evening occurs the smoker to
celebrate the reopening of the re
modeled liock Island club home. An
orchestra will be on hand to discourse
music, the house will.be brilliantly
lighted, and the prospects are for
one of the nicest events yet given by
the club. Each member is privileged
invite aa his guests two non-mcm-
IS THE LAST ONE
Fort Crawford, at Prairie du
Chien, is Passing
OLDEST POST ON THE MISSISSIPPI
An Historic Landmark That Should
Have Been Pre
served. Few of the readers of the Argus
probably, will be able to remember
that there has ever been a govern
ment post on the upper Mississippi
by the name of Fort Crawford. Many
of them are aware that, at an early
day, the government fortified the
town of IVnirie du Chien, and some
of them know that it was to this
fortified post that Col. Xuchary Tiv
lor, tif the 7th United States icgimnt
was bound, from St. Louis, with his
341 men. in September, lisl-t, when he
encountered 2,000 Indians, supported
by a small body of I'.rilisli and a bat
tery, at the head of OfFVriran's island,
ust below this city, had a tight, got
the worst of it, and went back to
Fort Edwards, in the vicinity of the
present town of Fort Madison, but
not mine than a handful of those
who do recall this circumstance also
rememlier that it was not Prairie du
Chien to which Co. Taylor and his
men were bound, but Fort Crawford,
at. Prairie du Chien. He had rein
forcements for the garrison there.
Now and then a traveler up the Mis
sissippi learns that old Fort raw-ford-was
a well built and well gar
risoned post for years; that it was
in the midst of war's alarms nil
through the war of 1SI2, long before
our own vanquished Fort Armstrong
was built; that was the northwestern
seat and center of the I'nitcd States
irniv in that struggle with the moth
er country; that it had a well tilled
cemetery when the troops were final
ly withdrawn, so that to Ihis day its
ruined walls stand, long surviving
the block house fort built on ihe
foot of our beautiful island, yet such
is the case.
Will Soon Itlsnpprar.
I'ut Fort Crawford, the last of the
old-time I'pper Mississippi forts, is
llready on its way. It will soon be
gone as completely as Fort Arm
strong. The I.a Crosse Chronicle
tells of its passing thus:
Itcfore the dawning of tht frst
day of the new year all that remains
of historic Fort Crawford, lit Prairie
du Chien, Wis., will have been de
stroyed. Already workmen are tear
ing away the massive old walls which
long aero sheltered all who sought
refuge behind them. For a century
ind a li:i If they have withstood the
ravages ot time and the attacks o:
the pair. ted Indian warrioi. Fort
Crawford is a relic of long ago;
around its barren ruins is grouped
more history than any other place in
Wisconsin; it is indeed a thing of his
tory, romantic, bloody and priceless.
'Kven before the pickax of the first
workman clicked against the crum
bling masonry there was but little
left of the famous old fort, llarren
and alone, like towering sentinels
guarding its sacred secrets, two walls
of the fort hospital remain. The re
mainder of the once imposing series
of massive buildings have been en
tirely destroyed; they lie in a weed-
grown heap or rock rums, like a
fallen and neglected monument of
fame. The stone walls were f-ist
falling to decay, but the deep nar
row windows and the battle-scarred
buttresses still remain.
"Towards the Mississippi, which
flows past, a few rods distant, is a
gnarled aim stunted oaK tree. it. is
so near the old fort that the after
noon sun sends its thin, sharp shadow
upon the barren walls. This alone
will remain to mark the spot where
.it one time many of the most- fa
mous soldiers of the American army-
Dmtrartton Is Cruel.
To the lover of the historic and
the romantic there is something cruel
about the destruction of the remains
old Fort Crawford, 'lo the resi
dents of Prairie du Chien, who for
years have seen and thought little of
the past of the dilapidated old walls.
is a hard, cold business proposi
tion. They seen no reason w hy sen
timent should retard he- progress of
their city. They can see nothing to
be gained in the presence of the
staring sentinels of stone.
But a few rods north from the site
the fort, hidden from the casual
glance by the thick growth rf rank
eeds and made obscure lv the pres
ence of broken down fences, is the
old Federal cemetery. There is no
hand to strew flowers on the graves
the heroes whose remains lie there,
is a place of mysterious surround
ings and is avoided and shunned.
rhoiorh unon the mre-worn cTamte
tablets the epitaphs of many whose
name.s are inscribed in living letters
upon the pages of history are carved
crude, broken letters, there is none
notice them, or to give them a
"The massive old fort proper Has
long since been torn down, and upon
its site now stands the beautiful Jit.
Mary's academy. Where the report
f the sentry s gun once startltd the
ilderness, now is heard the peaceful
tones of the convent bell.
Historic value has been set aside,
modern progress will triumph. Soon
the labors of the toilers who r.re
now directincr their effort toward de
struction, the material will be elim-
CASH FOR FUEL.
Coml bjhI Wood Mailt Im raid for When De
livered. In view of the fact of a cash de
mand of the wholesale merchants up
on the retail dealer, and also because
we believe the best interests of our
customers and ourselves will be served
we, the undersigned coal dealers, feel
it necessary to inform our customers
that after .Ian. 1. 1202, we must ex
pect them to be prepared to pay for
their coal and wood when it is de
livered. K. I. FL'KL CO.
K. R. M'KOW.V
K. O. FIIAZJEK.
LAMONT COAL CO.
CHRIS MUELLER & SONS.
( H AS. H AN S( J EN.
PORT P.YRON LIME ASS'N.
EMPIRE COAL & COKE CO.
UNION ICE A- COAL CO.
COAL VALLEY MINING CO.
Tiro Linen of Minxes' and Children's Shoe.
SOO I'alr. One-Fifth Off.
This takes in all of "Nugent's"
slu.es, of Rochester and 11. C. Cod
nn.n's. of Columbus. "Nugent's is a
fine line, Cjounian's the be-"t cheap
and medium price shoes 011 earth.
Buy ahead. Buy a dozen pairs; a
chance of a life time. Dolly Bros.
No one can reasonably hope for
good health unless his bowels move
each day.. When this is not attended
to, disorders of the stomach arise,
biliousness, headache dyspepsia and
piles soon follow. If you wish to
avoid these ailments keep your
bowels regular by taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
when required. They are so easy to
take and mild and gentle in effect.
For sale by all druggists.
If you would have an appetite like
a bear and a relish for your meals
take Chamberlain's Stomach and Liv
er Tablets. They correct disorders
of the stomach and regulate the liver
and bowels. Price, 23 cents. Samples
free, at all drug stores.
now Are Your Kidneys I
Dr. IIobbs'PpnrnKiis'Plllsnireall kidney Ills. Sam
ple free. Add. bicrhutf Kerned) Co., Chicago or . 1.
Now That the
Rush is Over
Come right in THIS WEEK
and have that sitting; you
have been talking about so
Our orders are tilled and
we can serve you promptly.
The Blakslee Studio
1822 Third Ave. Telephone 4533.
It's Quality That Counts
In Coal it's quality that makes
heat, it's quality that retains it, it
is quality that makes possible
consumption of 90 er cent of
the combustible part of it, leav
ing a light, clean ash; lastly, it's
quality that lessens your fuel
bills you're not paying for dirt,
refuse or unburnables. The coal
we handle both hard and soft de
serves all the good things we and
our patrons say for it. A ton will
talk ns loudly as a carload.
E. G. FRAZER
Is aa Antiseptic Kealin
Heal Cuts. Wounds. Burns and Scalds
ithout a scar. 25 cent. Druggists.
inatcd and old Fort Crawford
pass into history."
2 Powder W
Practical Presents for the Holidays.
See our line of up-to-date Shoes and Slippers
Before making your selection of Holiday presents. For men
we have slippers of all descriptions in black, tan and wine
65 cents to $1.50.
For women the always popular Fur trimmed Romeo in Black
Blue and lied, are the most appropriate also the Juliet a very
soft and flexible felt slipper with a light leather sole, other
slippers with leather or felt soles
From 50 cents to $1.25.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE.
HARTZ & ULLEMEYER,
Don't Be Caught Unawares.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY.
Mitchell & Lynde Block, Room 38. Office hours 8. a. m. to
6 p. m., and Wednesday and Saturday Evenings. Tel. 1514.
In Order to Reduce
I We will make the last week of
I good old 1901 a
1729 Second Ave.
You Should Have Some Wine,
SIMON LEWIS RETAIL LIQUOR STORE
Sells Imported Rhine Wines and Clarets in large or
small quantities. A fl.no line of domestic wines of ex
ceptional quality are also handled.
Our reputation for Pure Liquors is a guarantee that
you will get the best. Prices that are fair. With every
purchase of SI or over you will receive a nice bottle of
line California wine free.
Corner of Seventeenth. Street and Third Avenue
1712 SECOND AVENUE.
Shorten many hours of pain. Use
ful in many ways. Indispensal le
where a dry heat is wanted quickly.
Made in several sizes. Goo! rubber
will stand intense heat. Easy to fill.
Prices Jxre Right. Large
Stock to Select From.
Our prescription department is in
charge of experienced men.
Drugs are always fresh.
301 Twentieth St.
lie prepared to meet your obligations
on demand. If circumstances are
such that you find you cannot do so,
see us. We can furnish you cash in
whatever quantity you require. We
will loan it to you on your furniture,
piano, fixtures, horses, wagons, live
stock or other personal property
which you retain in your own posses
sion. It's a conhden ial transaction
and the payments will le arranged to
meet your convenience. We are sure
you will tind our way a satisfactory
one ami that you will never be at a
loss for cash in the future when you
know how convenient it is to get cash
Our Stock of