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TUB ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1902.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1S4 Second
Avenue, Rock Island. 111. J Entered at the
Postofllce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. IV. POTTEP. CO.
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All cofhmunlcationsof political or argumen
tative character, political r religious, must
.have real name attached for publication. No
fcuch article will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Friday, Maixh. 14.
Call for Democratic Ctty-Towonhlp Con
The democratic city-township convention
will meet at Turner hall, in the city of Rock
Island. 111.. Saturday evening. March IS,
t'Mi, at 8 o'clock to place In nomination can
didate for the following city and townh;
Three axHistant upervi.sors.
One axseMsor. .
one iusLli eot the Deace. to nil vacancy,
Also, to elect a chairman of the city-township
committee, ana 10 transact iuch ottier
)uineH a.s may properly come lefore the
run vent ion.
Thf rvf ml virdt of the citv shall I en
titlrd to represf ntation to the city-township
convention as touo:
The basts ot representation lielnK one dele,
gate for every 20 votes, or major fraction
t ncreof. cast for Hryan and Stevruson at the
last presiurntial election.
JAUt'S h KUAN. .
(.'barman Democratic City-Township Com
W. H. McIXTYKE.
Secretary Democratic City-Township Com
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
the nomination as township collector, sub
ject to the decision of the democratic city
'I'Uf Henderson county republican
convention will he held at tdadstone
Tuesday. April !.. to select delegates
lo the state, congressional and sen
The iJritish government is feeding
and paying .".OO.OOO soldiers in South
Africa and maintaining 243.000 horses
in order to round up about .1.000
Dutch farmers who are struggling for
1 heir homes.
It looks verv much as if Iowa might
offset what it has done to discouru
woman suffrage by encouraging the
great northwest railroad merger and
brinirin"" to the west the odium that
now attiacht-s to New Jersey.
Cut. Yatts. of Illinois, did not take
his dead-head cow- to the Charleston
exposition. Even if his frank didn't
reach that far, he could have earnec
her expenses -by milking her up and
down the midway. Atlanta Ciuixti
' The magnanimity urged by Timothy
.M. 1 1 paly and cheered by oilier na
tionalism in the liritish house of
commons, in dealing with the Ioer
prisoners of war in view of the re
lease by the struggling patriots
ien. Melhuen. may appeal to the rest
of I lie world, if it does not lo the
I'.ritish government. The only way
to bring England to a sense of justice
is to whip her into it.
Congressman William II. Moody,
nhii is lo succeed Secretary I-onj
will be the third man to go into tli
cabinet from the Sixth Massachusetts
district. The First Iowa district, in
which ISurlington is located, however,
holds the record in that line, having
furnished four cabinet officials.
.lames Harlan, secretary of the in
terior under Johnson; William V. iiel-
knap. secretary of war under (Irani;
ieortre V. Mct'rary, secretary of war
under Hayes, and Frank Hatlon, post
master general under Arthur.
From a republican paper down in
Macon county comes the following:
"The emissaries of Cov. Yates who
are drawing salaries from the slate
treasury have been in Macon county
interfering with party affairs here in
the interest of the Yates-Lorimer ma
chine. I hey were sent here to see
what could le done toward inducing
republicans to help him get control
of the stateconvention and.of the par
ty machinery. There is not one re-
publican in ten in the state who voted
for Ilichard Yates for governor who
suspected that when he should In?
elected that he would undertake to
Wecome the partv's dictator. In this
respect the republicans have been dirt
appointed in their governor and will
resent it when they have an oppor
tunity. The republicans of Macon
county will resent it t the next
The County Democracy'" Opportu
nity. The democratic county committee
meets at Turner hall tomorrow after
noon to consider arrangements for
Ihe countv convention. In view of the
fact that the committee cannot fail
to realize the favorable conditions ex
isting for party success at the fall
election, the exercise of proper judg
ment may be exacted to character
ize the proceedings. The committee
in a word should not be unminidful of
the responsibility that rests upon Its
shoulders in the shaping of'jhc policy
to be pursued by the r-arty. "Con
servatism arid the consideration only
of such a policy aswill develop. the par
ty's lest and highest interests should
actuate the commit tee's course. Doth
parties admit the iuadvjsability of
premature convent ions or hasty ac
tion of any kind; The recent outcome
of the republican county convention
lends eniph;Lsis to this convict ion. Lend
ing ineniiiers of that party freely as
sert now that the extremely earlv
date at which the convention was
held and the unseemly fight that it
precipitated deprived the parly of Ihe
opportunity to compose a representn
live county ticket. That the conven
ion did not tin what the majority n
the delegates cxectel or wanted t
do in the making of some, at least, o
Ihe nominations, is not to be denie
and the bitterness of feeling that ha
irrow n out of tins fact lias iiecome
mure intense since the party has real
ized what ot might have done.
The democrats enter the approach
ing campaign under the lest auspice
possible. I'arty harmony prevail
and should be permitted to preva-i
Ihe party should take time to new
the situation carefully ami then briu
its best material forward in the com
position of the county ticket.
While the fact tlmt candidates Tor
some offices have already entered th
field is a most healthy one. showin
Ihe spirit of confidence and enthm
iasm with which the proseet i
viewed, it often hnpiHMis that those
who seek the party's favor hesital
to formally declare themselves unfi
the convention In'fore which they art1
lo appear is called. 1 his is of course
a mailer of choice, as all recognize
the privilege that is becoming in goo
citizens to aspire whenever opporlun
ity affords to the honors that if is
the keeping of their party and. conn
try men to bestow.
If tomorrow's county commit tee
meeting acts at all on Ihe propo-.it ion
of calling the county convention, it
should be gmded by what seems to
be an essential duty. This is that
the date le set far enough alien
not only to include the select ion of del
egates to the other conventions upon
an intelligent and authorized basi
but to permit opportunity to
all who desire to become
candidates before the convention in
any capacity to develop their strength
and lo enable the convention to make
the best choice possible in those who
are to be honored anil entrusted with
Where Toadyism lieached Its CM
fhe climax of the nn-American
toadyism exhibited bv the 1'nited
Slates government as at present ad
ministered to lireat 1'ritain was
reached in the refusal of -Secretary
Hav to ask for passports for llev
Dr. Hiram V. Thomas and Mrs
homas of Chicago, to visit the con
centra I itn camps of South Africa and
distribute money for the relief of thf
liner prisoners. 1 lie only excuse
given, iv secretary nay lor ins re
fusal, was that President Koosevelt
The facts in the case are simple
and unquestionable. A number
friends of humanity at Chicago,
moved by the information of the suf
ferings of the Doers confined in the
concentration camps, and especially
by Ihe sufferings of the women and
children there, raised a fund for
their relief, anil Dr. and Mrs. Thomas
were appointed agents to eomey it
to South Africa, ami see that it was
(list minted w lie re it was most need
ed. The necessity for passports
irises from the fact that the Dritish
got eminent has recently prohibited
any one from landing at its South
African pons without a passport.
Commenting on this exhibition
toadyism by the administration, that
well known journal, the Public, sa vs
it is hard to iH-lieve that the un
derstanding le t ween statesmen. to
which the Dritish minister. Mr. Cham
berlain, referred a year or so ago. ha
gone as far as Secretary Hay implied
when refnsinsr to ask for passports
for Mr. and Mrs. -Thomas to enable
them to succor the reconcentrado
prisoners in South Africa. A com
mittee organized by Governor Yates,
of Illinois, had raised funds for the
relief of these hapless noncombatant
prisoners, and in order to secure its
fair distribution, had asked Ilex
Hiram V. Thomas, a well, loved
lergyman of Chicago, and his wife
to go to the South African rumps and
superintend the distributing work
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas consented. Hut,
passports from the Dritish govern.
ment being necessary. Secretary Hay
was duly requested to apply for them
to the British ambassador, Iord
Pauncefote. Mr. Hav refused to do
so. giving ns his reason that. Presi
dent Roosevelt . would object. T
such a laudable application it would
seem that the Dritish government it
self should have been left to make
the objection. Xeither Mr. Roosevelt
nor Mr. Hay was required to act ns
'buffer.' Put our government, e.vi
dently, wished to avoid placing the
tory government of Great Dritain in
an embarrassing position. Had Mr.
Roosevelt requested the passports.
and there is no legitimate reason why
he should not have done so, but
abundant reasons why he should, the
Dritish government would have been
bliged either to grant the request or
to disclose a cruel churlishness which
it prefers to conceal. From this al
ternative President Roosevelt saves
it. These 'understandings between
statesmen. with their little side
courtesies in connection with coro
nations, are curious developments in
Discussing this incident of tmnec-
essary and obnoxious treatment ot
the friends of humanity who sympa
thize with, the suffering Boer non-1
combatants, the Indianapolis Senti
"There is no possibility of question
ing Ihe need of assistance. The' Drit
ish on the ground admit it. I-ady
Maxwell, wife of the Dritish military
governor of 'Pretoria, issued an a-
to the American people las
asking for money with which
to purchase food and clothing for
these homeless nnd perishing suffer
ers. Manypastors of the Reformed
church in South Africa haxe taken it
up and urge all to contribute. And
Chicago fieople hail especial cause to
contribute because the governor o
Illinois had issued a proclamation
asking Ihe people of Ihe state to d
"Kverv - civilized nation on earth
admits the propriety of aid tinder
such circumstances. That is w h
ihe Red Cross is privileged on every
battlefield. Dut here staudVi Prpsi
denl Roosevelt and says that Amcri
cans shall not go to Ihe aid of these
unfortunates. It is a barbarous po
sit ion. Think of it! Thee Dritish
blue-books show that U).llt children
died in those camps in the last six
months of I'.MM, and Theodore Roost'
veil says that Americans shall not g'
to carry medicines, nnd food and
clothing to those who still survive
Supplemented lo these observations
have come the stinirin"' rebukes of
the administration not only in ll
hulls of congress and from lite lips
of John P. Altgeld in almost his la
utterances, but from people prompted
by the dictates of pa l riot ism and
humanity all over the land.
More Kreaks in the Cabinet Circle
Ethan Allen Hitchcock., of Mis
soiiri. secretary of the interior, is
said to be slated for the next retire
inent from the Rooseelt officia
round table. Philander Chase Knox
of Pittsburg, attorney general, is 1'
retire after the legal coinplicat ion.-
concerninir Ihe Northern Securities
company are settled.
.lames Wilson, of Iowa, secretary
of agriculture, is lo retire from the
president's cabinet immediately after
the solution of the Cuban tariff qui
Georire Druce Cortelvou.- secretary
to President Roosevelt, is to retire a
soon as he recovers from his present
"The HeLid of Fsxte."
Mr. Creswel! hail rofurrd me his
daughter because I had chosen litera
ture for a profession. I left him di
satisfied, not only with him. but with
my choice. Passing from the library
to the drawing room, I informed E;n
ma Creswell of her father's decision
Emma had no more confidence In the
productiveness of literature than her
father, but she loved me and wanted
nie, ami me only, for her husband
She was wealthy in her own right, but
I had no intention of marrying n girl
who would feel when she married me
that she would lie obliged to support
"Abandon literature," she said to me,
take n joslt!on in father's office, and
all will go well."
I love literature, and fo long as I
have hopes of success I would not be
satisfied to abandon it. You and I
would both regret such a course."
Terhaps you nre light," she replied
thoughtfully. "You had better test
your ability to please the public."
I vent away wishing that Emma
was not bo practical. Nevertheless I
determined to abide by her wishes. I
had finished a novel which I knew was
as good a piece of work as I was ca
pable of doing. It had the freshness of
youth In It, and the plan afforded just
ftuch opportunities as my abilities most
needed. I determined lo uso every cf-
fort to secure its publication and stand
or fall In literature on its success or
failure. I tried half a dozen publish
ers lef ore my work, "The Hand -of
Fate,", was accepted. Then I spent
several weeks reading the proofs. Dy
the time It was published I had spent
n year writing It, si months revlsin
It and the rest of two years getting it
Into print. If paid at the rate of $150
a month for my labor, I would receive
$3,0bO. f houhl the work be a great
success I might make as much as $50,-
(XX). I had Ji strong conviction that it
would be a success. -
The book was finally launched. At
the end of the first month I inquired
of the publisher what the sales had
been and was told that 1.500 copies bad
been disposed of. My royalty on the
proceeds was $225. I was very much
encouraged. The second month the
sales dropped to 500 copies. I was con
siderably cast down, but my publishers
told me of a number of novels that
had paid largely after lying on the
shelves of bookstores for a year or
more. Then came January and Feb
ruary, and my royalty for the first was
$1.50 and for the secoud 25 cents.
I went to Emma plunged in profound
grief, admitted my failure and was
ready to take to the ignoble calling of
business. Emma's eyes filled with
"Wait,? she said.' "This is a very dull
season for books, I hear. .Terhaps the
sales will be better in the spring, when
people begin their light summer read
Ins." I was ready to catch at a straw and
concluded to take her advice.
One day"oward the end of March I
.was, surprised., to. receive. a uote from
my publishers tnat trie sales or -xiie
Hand of Fate" had suddenly picked
up and a new edition Tiad been order
ed. In May I was informed that the
second edition had been exhausted aud
a third was in press. I was delighted.
" 'The Hand of Fate' is workiug out a
career for me," I exclaimed. "I shall
follow the profession I love."
Oiie "thing, however, I could not on
derstand while one edKlon after, an
other was being sold and I was daily
esiK'Cting to be pointed out in clubs
nnd drawing rooms as the new literary
light I went everywhere without excit
ing the least attention. On the 1st of
July I received a check for $1,243, be
ing my royalties on 12,430 Copies. I
was wild with delight. Going to.Em
ma. I waved the bit of paper over her
Uaving done so well financially, I
made up my mind to tqcnd the summer
in the moutains with Emma. After an
enjoyable outing I returned to the city
expecting to find some word from my
publishers as to the sales of "The
J laud of Fate." Among the numerous
letters at my rooms there was nothing
about the book. I. called on the pub
lishers, who looked the matter up for
pie and repotted n sale of five copies
since their last statemeut. The in
formation acted uion me like a cold
shower bath on a w inter morning.
In November Emma returned. Be
fore her arrival I wrote my publishers
for information and received the fol
There have been no sales of "The Hand
of Fate" since Ainrust. The very peculiar
reception of this book by the public has
puzzled us beyond measure. In the cose
of now novels we usually sell from one to
two thousand copies when the work is Is
sued. Then If the book trains In favor
the an lea are coincident with more or less
talk about the txjok. In no case have wo
sold 12.0-") copi. a of a. novel without Ms-
becoming known and talked about by the
I took this letter to Emma. She read
it and turned to me with a great deal
of sympathy in her kind eyes. "I am
at least glad that you tried the experi
ment. You will be the better fitted to
work in another field."
I entered her father's counting room.
That was fifteen years ago. lie has re
tired, nnd I am at Ihe head of the busf-
ness. Recently my wife and I decided
to move Into a larger house. Making a
preliminary tour over the house to see
what could be disposed of I came upon
a box of books. I called my wife.
"My dear," I asked, "what is In that
"That Is 'The Ilnnd of Fate' that
made a prospT;ous man of you.
couldn't bear that It should be nil dis
appointment with you. so I bought 10,
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Like some Filipino word
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Soiuiit of "bridge" 1 be' requiem
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Mingling eholer, laugh, and pout:
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Cures coughs and colds.
Cures bronchitis and asthma.
Cures croup ami whooping cough
Cures hoarseness and bronchial
Cures pneumonia and la grippe.
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every heart that pains, flutters,
palpitates, skips beats, and
every heart that causes fainting
6pells, shortness of breath or
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"Jly heart was very weak and
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missed from one to three beats a
minute. Well knowing what
the result would be if this trouble
was not stopped, I began taking
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure, and two
bottles brought the heart action
to its normal condition."
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Huntington, Ind. Ti
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uestion that we can settle,
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.here are many individual cases
.vhere the body is weaker than
it ought to be. ,
To produce big healthy
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take Scott's Emulsion. Child
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The effort of Scott's Emul
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Chorcb Binmrr, Retail Furaand Cloves.
E DC A it F. Godfrby Secretary
1714 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Jackson & Burst. Attorneys.
State of Illinois, (
Rock Island oounty. S
la tae circuit uourt la i;nancery
Tbe Home Build. n if ami Ixaa Association of
Mary Jane Murray and William H. Murray.
No. -IH61 Foreclosure.
Notice Is bereiw (riven that bv virtue of a
Decree of said Court, entered i" the above
entitled cause, on. the Kth day f February.
D , 1902, 1 shall, on Saturday, the -JJnd day of
March, A.D, 18tt, at the hour of Two o'clocli
In the afternoon, at Ue K&st Door of the
Court House, in th City of sock I.land. in
tbe County of Kock Islaud. sad State of Illi
nois aforesaid, to satlsfv said Dec-e. fcell at
Publi Vendue to the biifhest biadf-r. for can
in hand, that certain rarcel cf land situate In
the County of Rock llnd ap1 State of Uli
noi. known and described as follows, to-wit:
Tbe Knst Ninety ('."0) feet of Lots (So. One
(1) and T" () in Hlock No. Two (J In He t
lv'a Firsi Aditioio t? Ci'y of Moiine
Dated at Kock Lsland. Illinois, tJU 21st day of
February, A..D-. -
WALTf B J. FNTRIKIK.
Master In Chancery, Hock Island County, Uil-
Jackson & Hurst, Complainant's Sol'.cUora.
Exhibition and SaJe
All lovers of Oriental Rugs
inspect the greatest collect ion of these ;oods ever shown in this citv.
,Amonr the collection are many antiiities, some with curious history
interwoven with their make or" past nsau, other riis have artistic
merit and hijjh quality peculiar to the district or country w here madf;
others are with Oriental designs lrouht out in soft tones that never
tire the eye. and harmonize most fully willi our modern furnishings.
But the only way to appreciate fully is to come in and see for your
self. This sale is in charge of Mr. J. I. Taminosian, formerly-of Ar
menia, w ho will gladly show and explain to you fully all alout the
rugs, lie w ill also repair any damaged Oriental rugs you may have
that needs repairing, while here, at moderate charges.
Fxirniiure and Carpet Co
324 to 328 BRADY STREET.
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Potato Hour, jx-r "package. . oc
Kvaporatcd apples, package.-.-'
Salt lu'iring, pr doen.... L'Oe
(.'ream of cereal: pound
Strawberry beets. - cans. . . 'J-'w
Large l-.oitle catsup 10c
New YorlT buckwlu'at, lb.. tc
Sauerkraut, per gallon 30e
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Rock Island, 111.
Ircc-pcratef! Under State Law.
Capital Stork. t)0 ()()(). Threc-aml-a-half I'er t ent luterent I"all on IepoRlU.
Estates and propcrt3r of all kinds are managed hy this departmem
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We act as executor of and trustee un der WiJls, Aanumsrator, guardiai
and conservator of estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolven. estates. General financial agent fo
aon-residenta women, invalids and o thers.
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Kentucky blue grass seed,
per pound 121 c
Set onions, per quart 10c
Wonderful blue starch, per
10 bnrs of , Kock Island soap 2oc d
V. J. Moeller baking pow-
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Eureka oat meal, .'5 packages 2.5c. a
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