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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY G, 1902.
Pu Dinned Dally and Weekly Ittt Second
Arenue, Bock lalaad. HI. Entered si the
Poetofflee m Seoond-clasa matter.
BT THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dily, 10 eenta per week. Weekly,
1.00 per year in adrftnce.
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tau character, politic! or rellgloua, must
nave real hum attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed oyer fictitious sig
natures. Correspondence solicited from erery town
sblp In Book Island county.
Monday. Jan. 0.
GovShaw, of Iowa, seems to think
he has saved the country by accept
ing the treasury port folio.
Wherever Gov. Yates goes he looks
around to ee if Speaker Sherman's
finger is still pointed toward him.
Uetween the excitement, over Han
na, Foraker and Miss Stone, it is like
ly that Shaw, of Iowa, will be forgot
ten for a little while.
As will be seen by tixlay's press
dispatches. (Jen. .1. Franklin .Hell is
again a distinguished figure in the
military operations in the Philippines.
It is said that Senator Ctillom is
brushing up his court etiquette in
anticipation of an invitation to at
tend the coronation ceremonies of
Kinr Kdward next .June.
The new century is but a year old.
yet we have the dirigible airship and
wireless telegraphy as accomplished
facts already. What may not the
remaining ninetv-nine years bring
Friends of Dewey and Miles are
anxious to have them designated to
represent the American, army and
navy at the Knglish coronation cer
emonies. They should be sent by all
means, if they will consent to go. Of
course President Roosevelt will not
take kindly anything of the kind.
Having looked critically over the
autographs of 2.000 noted men. a
writer in The New York Press asserts
that the dot over the 'i" is sadly neg
lected. Kven the late president was
not particular in that respect. He
did usually dot the "i" in McKinley.
but rarely squandered a speck of ink
on either ot the two iV in William.
To d so would have necehtd'
going back too far.
While in a general sense, llanna
seems to have the best of it in the
fight with Foraker for the control of
republican politics in Ohio, it is ap
parent that theie is a revulsion of
sertiment indicating that both bosses
are in disfavor, anil that a new stnr
is rising. The situation is akin to the
old story about when certain cle
ments fall out. that there is another
kind of men who tret their dues.
Col. George C. TIankin, of Mon
mouth, 111., editor of the Atlas of that
city, has been appointed to the posi
tion of special bank examiner, with
headquarters at Washington, D. C.
This office was created for ex-Con
gressman J. Frank Alorich, of Chica
go, who has been transferred to I!uf
falo, X. Y.. as receiver of the City Na
tional bank of that city. The office
is an important, .and lucrative one,
Col. Rankin took charge of the office
on Xew Year's day.
The Great Northern railway has
begun on extensive campaign among
the farmers of Indiana, Illinois and
other states of the central west witii
the view of securing them as settler
"for northern Minnesota and Xorth
Dakota. The states have !een flood
ed with circulars setting forth the
advantages to be found in these sec
tions, and lectures with stercopt icon
views are also being sent our. The
rates are to be reduced, and i:i.000
persons are expected to take advan
tage of these rates.
Some More British Krrors.
The London Times has recently
published some "secret documents
which are said to prove the exis
tence of a bargain negotiated
tween Karl Li Hung Chang and Rus
sia by which the "Boxer" mnvemcnt
was to be prolonged against for
eigners. It is further alleged that
the "Boxer movement was fomented
in Russia. Thus the Times seeks to
make a slap at Russia, and it is a
very hard fclap. But it would take
better proof than some alleged "se
cret documents' to fix such a crime
either against Russia or the deceased
Li Hung Chang.
The deceaased earl was a tricky
old fellow, but he was not without
more or less honor. It very improb
able that he would have been foolish
enough, to be inveigled into such a
plot, and though he has Ijeen guilty
of some little breaches of faith, yet
the world at large had much respect
for the wise, old Chinese diplomat,
and are unwilling to have charges
placed over his grave unless they
come in a more substantial form.
Possibly Russia had a hand in the
Boxer movement, but if she did she
saw the folly of the movement soon
enough and soon withdrew the hand.
No doubt there ' were many dark
plots in connection with that ghastly
Boxer tragedy: Many of them mav
never come to the surface, and again
they may. But be this as it will, it
will take a long time to convince the
people that Earl Li was one of the
originators of the "Boxer" tragedy.
Karl Li was a heavy weight in diplo
matic circles and a level headed fel
low. He was uot a criminal by any
means, though he was sometin-s
strangely eccentric. May his ashes re
pose as befits the ashes of a man who
was among the foremost of the
world's great men. '
If in making these charges Groat
Britain is seeking to slap Russia she
s foolish. Great Britain has enough
trouble on her hands now. The
throne is not anj' too secure. If Rus
sia was to give it a good shake at
this time it would crumble and :t may
do that before the Boers get through
painting Southern Africa kopjes with
"Hello Girl" Starts Trouble.
A "hello irirl" in Racine, like some
other girls could not keep a secret.
One day a well-known business man
called for a certain number and was
soon engaged in animated conversa
tion with a lady at the ither end of
the phone. The "hello girl" listened
and heard the well-known business
man address the person on the other
end in terms of endearment. When
he said "good-Bye" the "hello girl"
immediately "rang tip" the business
man's wife and reieated to her the
conversation she had heard over the
That night there was trouble in the
home of the Racine business man.
Of course he made a point blank de
nial. His wife did not tell him how
she cot her information. loiter she
employed a detective who shadowed
the husluind and found evidence
which the wife will use in proceed
ings for divorce.
Meantime the "hello girl" has been
discharged as the company has a rule
which prohibits its employes from
telling talcs out of schrol.
But the incident has its moral.
TO DRAIN FLORIDA LANDS.
Everglades to Be Turned Into Sugar
, One of the greatest projects Just
started In Florida Is the plan to drain
1,000,000 acres In the everglades and
torn them Into BUgar plantations. The
Florida East Coast Drainage and Sug
ar company has been formed for this
purpose. Surveys made under govern
ment supervision years ago show the
feasibility of the plan.
Arrangements were perfected recent
ly whereby M. Fichtenberg and Henry
Benedict of Milwaukee will underwrite
the enterprise to the extent of $5,000,-
000. The opening of the section about
Jacksonville by the Florida. East Coast
railroad has made the plan more feasi
ble, says the Chicago Icter Ocean. It
Is surmised that Henry M. Flagler Is
interested in this enterprise and that
he is really behind it with his immense
capital to aid its development.
He Knew Ills Friend.
An old German was on his deathbed.
In his earlier years he had led a wild
life, but since the death of Schneider,
one of his boon companions, he had re
formed and given up his bad habits,
This Schneider in his day had been a
mighty drinker, famous for his capacl-
Ity and carouses.
The priest was ministering to the dy
ing man, consoling him with visions
of the paradise he would Boon enter.
telling him that he would meet there
bis old friends and what a Joy it would
be to see them all again.
The dying man asked feebly, "Will
Schneider be there, your reverence r'
Thinking to give him pleasure, the
priest replied, "Yes; Schneider will be
"Ach!" 6ald the other. "Dot is very
bad. All dose drlnglngs and eadlngs
und fighdlngs all over again, all dot
beer und whisky!"
"But there will be no drinking la
heaven, said the priest.
"But you said Schneider would be
"So he will," was the priest's reply.
"Und dere won't be no drlnglngs,
you dink? Ach! You don't know
Blown to Atoms-
The old idea that the body some
times needs a powerful, drastic, pur
gative pill has been exploded; for Dr,
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matter, cleanse the system and abso
lutely cure constipation and sick
headache. Only 20c at Hartz & Ulle
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Experience convinces. See for
yourself how nuicklv Elv's Cream
Balm will cure catarrh or cold in
the head. We mail trial sizes for 10c.
Full size 50c. All druggists. Ely
Bros., .16 Warren Street. Xew York.
Clifton. Arizona. Jan. 20. 1899.
Messrs. Ely Bros.: Find enclosed 50c,
for which please send me your Cream
Balm. I find your remedy the quick
est and most permanent cure for
cold in the head, catarrh, etc. Yours
truly, Dell M. Potter, general man
ager Arizona Gold -Mining Co.
V HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW.
I could not sleep, "was dizzy and any
work tired me. Doctors gave me no
hope. They told me Bright's disease
bad taken firm hold on my kidneys.
As a last resort I purchased one box
of Kid-Ne-Oids. I received immediate
relief and continued their use until
cured. Please publish. this, as I want
others to know that Kid-Ne-Oids do
cure. John O'NeiL AJtoona. Pa. 50c
T. EL THOMAS, Leading Druggist.
The Wooing of Renee.
BY CATUCLE MENDES.
One night Renee saw the dream god
In ber sleep, and from that time forth
she smiled on no man.
Still, nobody knew this for the truth
save one old woman who gathered
herbs in the forest, end ber word would
not have been taken in the village, for
she was In league with the devil. She
knew cures for ills, brewed potions
from the wild things growing In the
forest, muttered words in an accursed
tongue and had far too much of wis
dom to be In any way reckoned an
It happened In this wise: Renee was
In the forest picking up fagots when
she chanced upon the old mother hunt
ing her strange herbs. The child was
too gentle to understand evil aud too
pure to know fear, so she said with
ber pretty smile:
"Good evening to you,, mother!"
"Good evening, pretty one!" said the
crone, straightening her bent shoul
ders to look in Renee's face.
Then she drew nearer and. putting
ber dry and wrinkled lips to the girl's
"Thou art too fair to gather fagots
In the forest all thy life. Down the
path to the right the king's hnntsmen
ride. Run that way. and perhaps thou
shalt see the prince."
Renee shook her long yellow plaits
and ran down the path to 'the right,
singing as she ran. The old mother
looked after her.
"A good child." she muttered "good
and pretty. Now may God's blessing
go with her!"
The king's huntsmen rode all on
black horses, but a snow white charger
bore the prince. The sun shone ou his
yellow curls. Jewels sparkled at his
throftt. and his dark eyes flashed like
stars. He drew rein and bade the
huntsmen ride on before.
"Who art thou, little one?"
."Renee," answered the child.
"Well named!" cried the prince. "Yet
I bad rather call thee Reiue. Wilt thou
give me n klssV" ,
ay, saiu me gin. i win kiss
only whom I love and love only whom
The prince frowned.
"I am thy prince!"
"True." said the little peasant, "but
I am not thy princess!" And she turn
ed and ran away, tossing her long yel
low plaits and laughing as she ran.
After this the prince rode every day
through the forest. Once he met the
crone, who courtesied profoundly and
called God's blessing down on his head.
"I have seen thy Renee." he said.
"So fair Is she that I would make her
mine and, when my good father dies,
queen of all the land. Now. help me to
it. mother, for I see that thou art wlsj
far beyond thy humble station."
"Let her not sleep o' nights." said
the old woman, hobbling away towarJ
the heart of the forest.
"Let her not sleep o nights."
"What means this giftberish?" ex
claimed the prince angrily. Then he
reflected, "Should there be truth In
what she says?" And. turning his
horse's head, he galloped through the
wood to the highroad, where the king's
huntsmen waited to escort him to the
palace. There he sought the king and
laid bare b's heart and vowed he'd
throw himself from the rampart's crest
If he be not given Renee for his wife.
So the king was forced to give his
That night the prince sent twenty
sweet voiced minstrels to the village,
and all night long beneath ber vine
wreathed window they sang the love
of the prince for Renee. The girl lis
tened. The words touched her heart,
the music swayed ber spirit, and that
night ber eyes were not closed in slum
ber. In the morning she was weary
and sought the shade of the forest.
There she found the prince, who look
ed Into ber eyes and made her listen to
the story of his love from his own lips.
Each night the minstrels sang under
Renee's window; each day she met the
prince In the forest She found blm
fair and gentle. The lover of her
dream ld blue eyes, tender as the
"But," thought Renee, looking at ber
prince, "dark eyes can be tender too."
Still she said him nay.
"Woo not with too much sweetness,"
cautioned the old mother, coming sud
denly upon the prince where he sat,
disconsolate, beneath a great tree.
"Music sometimes soothes to slumber."
So that nlgbt the prince sent the
keepers to beat the royal bounds be
neath the window of Renee. - All night
the wretched brutes bowled; all night
the keepers lashed tbelr whips, and In
the morning Renee. pale. languid, worn
with a week's vigil, laid ber little tired
bead on the arm of the prince and
could not In any manner say him nay.
"Make baste to marry!" cried the old
woman, crossing the homeward path
of the prince.
"Aye. that will IT cried be. "And
thou sbalt be a duchess, mother, ere
tomorrow's sun goes down!"
A glided coacb bore Renee to the pal
ace, and wbeu she stepped forth, clad
In ber wblte communion robes, even
the unwilling king found ber fair, and,
kissing ber, be called ber daughter.
New York Journal.
I An Inference.
"Young Mr. Margin seems very fa
miliar with the stock market.
"I don't think so."
"He discusses It with great confi
dence." "Yes. But any one really familiar
with the market knows better than to
display confidence." Washington Star.
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