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THE ARGUS," TnTJUSDAY, APRIL,. 3 1902.
THE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second
Arenac. Rock Island. I1L Entered at the
Postofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER. CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week. Weekly,
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All communications of political or argumen
tatlve character, political r religious, must
bare real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town'
ship In Rock Island county.
Thui-sday, April 3.
For legislative Nomination.
At the solicitation of many friends I here
by announce myself a candidate for the
nomination 'for minority representative
subject to the decision of the democratic
convention and invite the support of those
who deem me worthy. , XV. R. MOORE.
Daniel Wells, the wealthiest man in
i.cnsin. who clietl reeentlv. erected
st ii ;ffice building in Milwaukee of
pure white. rla.ed terra cut fa," the
only one in the I'nited States.
The police authorities of llerlin
have is.stiecl a public warning that if
the practice of aliifhtin;; from elec
tric cars while in motion shall be per
sisted in it will be made a punishable
Moline sends two of its representa
tive yoiinjf men to the council this
spring in the election of ('. A. Uar
nard as alderman from the First
Ward and I'. 1. Skinner from the Sec
The Urooklyn l"aIe says that with
in a radius of ten blocks of its office
there are twelve abandoned ch'urches.
The population in the same area is
irreater than it has been at any time
in the historv of the citv.
It is not so surprisin-f that Mark
llanr.a should enlist his efforts in be
half of his friend Kathboiie of Cuban
fraud notoriety. And it would be
-tiothinj to wonder at if Haifna shouM
yet his illustrious friend free.
I'nited States Disl rict .Iiidgv Thom
as Leopold, of Montgomery. Ala., will
deliver the Memorial day address at
Grant's tomb this year. He was one
of the confederate soldiers who sur
rendered to (!en. Grant at Appomattox.
There is a passengrer steamer on
the Kibe on which the warniji
agrainst speaking- to the man nt the
wheel is displayed in four different
laiiiuares. This is the Knrlish ver
sion: "To the helm marine rentle
maii trv conversation not."
The city of Kvansville projoses to
construct aud operate a telephone
system of its own at an initial cst of
S-J.Vi.imm). The franchise of the exist
ing" company will expire in .July next,
and there were four bidders for the
privilege, but the city will not con
sider anv offers.
The youngest g-overnor in the union
is the newly-inau'g-urated executive of
the state of Washing-ton. William Mc
( roskey. ag-ed is. who recently suc
ceeded ex-Gov. Uogers. Mr. Mct'ros
key. who is a native of. Tennessee, is
:t son of IJev. Solon McCroskey. a
Methodist clergyman. He was prrail
uatel at Grant universary at Athens,
The ship subsidy bill, according; to
the Washington correspondent tt the
Indianaptdis Sentinel, has been laid
on the sh'lf until after election.
Mark llanna-xpecUs it to pass the
house at the short session next win
ter, when no election is at hand.
Meantime the beneficiaries will of
course do the handsome in the way
of providing' campaign boodle.
C vgresman James M. Grig-g;!--, of
Georgia, who has just leen elected
chairman of the dennK-ratie congres
sional i-ampaigti committee. is
serving his third term in congress.
His home is at Dawson, Ga.. where he
was circuit judge lefore be was elect
ed ti congress. Judge Griggs is 41
years old anil was born in Georgia.
Jle iv n hard wirking congressman,
and a good talker, but most of all he
is recognized as lcing a shrewd, far
signted oIitician. He succeeds Uep
resentative Itichardson. whose health
was such that lie could not conduct
the coining campaign. C'hairnfan Tlab
cock, f the republican congressional
campaign committee, has tendered
hi resignation, but. thus far. his col
leagues have refused to accept it.
Knthaniasm Over. Mr. Cable's Ap
pointment. Standard Opinion, that enthusiastic
Chicago democratic weekly, expresses
the sentiment correctly when it say:
"Illinois democrats feel greatly en
cotiiaged over the report that former
Congressman 15en T. Cable of Hock
Island will be placed in charge of
the national congressional campaign
this year, with headquarters in Chi
cago. It is the purpose of the dem
ocratic congressional conrmittee to
pla-'e a numler of leaders who are
not im-fuiM-rs of congress ujMn the
executive cnimittee, which will have
acthc charge of the congressional
can.paign. The selection of Mr.
Cable as chairman of the executive
committee indicates a purpose to car
ry the lower house at the November
elections, and no better m.in could
be hf lecteu to carry on a 'vigorous
can paign. Mr. ('able first came into
political prominence in lS'.H), when he
ran for congress in the 1'ock Island
district and reversed a normal re
publican majority of 1,500. In lo92
Mr. Cable, who was the Illinois mem
ber of the national committee, was
placed in charge of the western
headquarters at Chicago, and his
magnificent and aVe-ive methods of
carrying on the campaign in the west
contributed not a little to the swee
ing democratic victories in Illinois,
Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Mr.
Cable, it is said, has already arrang
ed, his business affairs so that he can
devote his time exclusively to the
management of the cominig congressional-
Fungton and His Critics.
During the height' of his indigna
tion that certain American newspaj
ers have seen tit to criticise the
methods which he employed to effect
the capture of Aftiinaldo. Gen. Fun
stou should not permit himself to be
swept into a mock-heroic attitude of
defiance of the American press.
The young Kausan is reminded by
a. comtemporary that he is under too
heavy obligations to the newspajH-rs
of this country to justify his loss of
tetrTer because certain publications
now blame instead of praise him.
There is no general officer in the reg
ular army today who-so largely owes
his advancement to the newspapers
as does Kunston. There is none who
can so ill afford to assert that news
papers are prone to unfairness in
dealing with individuals. '
(Jen. Kunston should be manly
enough to take the medicine of ad
verse criticism without complaining.
Newspapers that believe he violated
the articles of war in the manner of
his- capture of Aguinaldo have the
same right to blame him that they
had to praise when they believed that
he had earned promotion by his gal
lant leadership of the 20th Kansas
volunteers in action.- The St. Iau"is
iepuhlic says, for instance: "The Re
public is not. of the number that con
demn Kunston's methods in the
Aguinaldo capture. IJut the Repub
lic's frank contention is that Gen.
Kunston should remain calm under
adverse criticism after having uncom
plainingly accepted so much news
paper atentioii in the form of commendation.-
An Honor Worthily Bestowed.
The selection -of 15. K. Tillinghasf.
editor of the Davenport Democrat,
as a delegate to the International
led Cross conference at St. Peters
burg next month, is a distinction
most justly due. It is peculiarly tit-
ting that Mr. Tillinghast should have
this honor. Apart from his identiti-
cation with every good work of the
Ued Cross society in this country.
the labor that he jK-rsonally kt-
formed under its direction in secur
ing and sending succor to Russia
when that country was sorely strick
en with famine 11 vears ago, at
taches exceptional significance as
well as happiness to his mission to
The American delegation, as com
posed of Miss Clara IJarton, Mrs. .1.
Kllen Foster, Rear Admiral W. K.
Vanreyen. 15. F. Tillinghast and Dr.
Nicholas Senn. is a most appropriate
one in every resject.
Oood for Rheumatism.
Last fall I was taken with a very
severe attack of muscular rheuma
tism which caused me great pain and
annoyance. After trying several pre
scriptions and rheumatic cures, 1 de
cided to use Chamberlain's Pain
Balm, which I had seen advertised in
the South .Terseyman. After two ap
plications of this remedy I was much
better, and after using one Ixjttle, was
completely cured. Sallie Harris. Sa
lem, X. J. For sale by all druggists.
Neglect Means Iancer-
Don't neglect biliousnessandconsti
pation. Your health will suffer per
manently if you do. DeWitt's Little
Karly Uisers cure such cases. M. 15.
Smith, llutternut, Mich., says "De
Witt's Little Karly Risers are the
most satisfactory pills I ever took.
Never gripe or cause nausea." For
sale by all druggists.
Shot In His Left Lear.
For all kinds of sores, burns,
bruises, or tther wounds DeWitt's
Witwh Hazel Salve is a sure ' cure.
Skin diseases yield to it at once.
Never'fails in cases of piles. Cooling
and healing. None genuine but De
Witt's. Beware of counterfeits. "I
suffered for many years from a sore
caused by a jriin shot wound in my
left leg." says A. K. duller, Knglish,
Ind. "It would not heal and gave me
much trouble. I used all kinds of
remedies to no purHse until I tried
DeWitfa Witch Hazel Salve. A few
boxes completely cured me." For
sale by all druggists.
"A neighbor ran in with a bottle
of Chamlerlains Colic. Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy when my son was
suffering with severe cramps and
was given up as beyond hope by my
regular physician, who stands high
in his profession. After administer
ing three doses of it, my son regained
consciousness and recovered entirely
within twentv-four hours. sav Mrs.
Mary Haller. of Mt. Crawford, Va.
This remedy is for gale by all druggists.
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' SHORT STORY.
One hot day uiauy years, ago a boy
lay sleeping beside a road leading to
the town of Chicago. Little Jane Tre
vor happened to pa6s and stopped to
look at hiin. Harold Gwynne was four
teen and Jenny was ten. Harold was
an orphan, making his way to the city
to find some means of making a living.
Coming to a patch of soft grass under
a tree just without the fence that In
closed Jenny's humble home, he threw
himself on his back and fell asleep.
That very morning Jenny had re
ceived a silver dollar with which to pur
chase a new doll and a dress for it and
had started out to make her purchases.
She had no sooner shut the gate behind
her thau she saw Harold. There was
a troubled look on the young face even
In sleep, and his cheeks were pale and
thin. Oue arm was stretched out, with
the palm of the band turned up. Jen-,
uy was uot a practical child. Indeed,
she had a great deal more heart than
head, or she uever wpuld have yielded
to the impulse to give up her beautiful
uew doll and Lestow her dollar on the
sleeping boy. That is what she did,
putting the coin in his open palm very
softly, then stealing away to watch
from behind a tree how he would act
when he should discover his good for
tune. Now, Harold, unlike Jenny, had on
his shoulders a practical head. A suc
cessful business man bad once told him
that he could, never make a fortune
unless he had money to make It with.
He had fallen asleep thinking how to
get some money in order to make more
money. In his sleep he saw a little
figure approach and deposit something
in his hand, which he In some way
confused with what he was dreaming
When he awoke, before changing his
position he looked at his palm, where
the silver dollar was shining in a sun
beam making its way through the
leaves of the tree above.
Jenny was beside herself with glee
at seeing hitu start up, close his fingers
on the coin, look about him. then at
the coin. Turn-sting it In his pocket, he
got up and started briskly in the direc
tion of the city. Jenny returned to the
house happy at having made the
strange boy happy. That night she
was treated 'to a scolding from her
father, who declared that she had no
common sense and would eventually
land in the poorhou.se.
Fifteen years passed. Jane Trevor
had lost her father and her mother.
She had inherited a little money from
them, but her father's p.-ediction had
been vcriflcd. She gave away all her
cash and, having nothing with which
to buy ljread. had put a sign on her
little home showing that it was for
One afternoon a carriage stopped at
the gate and a gentleman alighted and
knocked at the door. It was opened
by Jane herself.-
"I notice that this place is in the
market, and I called to inquire the
price," he said.
Jane invited him to enter. "I think."
she said, "I ought to get a thousand
dollars for it."
"H'm," said the man, "a thousand
dollars. I'll give you five hundred."
"What would you want with such n
place?" asked Jane.
"Years ago, when I was a friendless
boy, I received a piece of money in
this place. I invested it and reinvest
ed it and its accumulations . until I
made a large fortune."
Jane's eyes opened wide.
"You are the boy" She stopped
"That fell asleep"
"Under that' tree, with your arm
stretched out and your palm open?"
"And you are the girl"
"That dropped my silver dollar into
"Made my fortune.'.'
"Got a scolding from my father, who
said that I had no common sense
and would eventually laud in the poor
house." "So that dollar came from you?"
"Very well. The first thing I have to
do is to return it with interest."
"It was a gift I'll take neither It
"Will you accept a little common
6ense or, rather, business shrewdness?"
"When I came here, I determined to
buy the place where I had received my
capital if it cost ten times its value.
Its value you haven't the 'common
sense' to appreciate. The city is grow
ing this way, and thts lot is worth $5.
000. Ten times 5.000 , Is $50,000.
There. If you wish you can stick me
. "It Isn't worth any such-sum. Re
sides, you are trying to induce me to
accept repayment for the dollar I gave
a poor boy. Tbnt I will never do."
llnrold Gwynne, with all his capac
ity, found himself checked by a wom
an who had no common sense. He sat
"How would you like." he said pres
ently, "to be my dispenser of chari
ties?" "I would like It very much."
"You may enter upon your duties as
soon as you like."
With this the capitalist departed.
The nexf: day Jane Trevor received n
bankbook showing $30,000 to her cred
it, with instructions to distribute it
among the poor during the year. Each
year thereafter she received . a like
uu:btii7i una was nappy in Deing tne
instrument of making others -happy.
Finally Harold Gwynne convinced her
that the plan would work better if she
were his wife, and she married him.
IIESTEU B. MERIWETHER.
CHILDREN ASSIST IN
BEAUTIFYING ST. LOTJIS
A diploma for flowers is a novel
plan recently devised hy - the Kngel
niann llotanical club, aud approved
by city officials for the work of beau
tifying St. Louis, and one that might
be adopted in Rock Island in line
with the efforts of the Home Im
provement, association. These diplo
mas, or certificates of proficiency in
flower culture, will le signed by May
or Wells and l'rof. Trelaise. They
will be given to every boy aud girl
who gets a package of seeds to be
distributed by the Kngclniann Hut all
ien! club at the nominal price of 2
cents "each, grows the flowers and
presents them for inspection and
Trading just as examination manu
scripts, are given to the teacher at
schoid for grading.
Wholesale seed houses have itgreed
to supply these seed packages at the
bare cost price to the Kngelmann
Botanical club. The. club will send
them to every pastor in the city, to
Miss Isabel Muirord and 11. C. Irish of
the Missouri l'.otanica university for
With every package will be given
directions for growing and develop
ing to the best color, ami form, hy
acinths, -marigolds., the morning
jrlory, y.imiia pet mi ia.- cosmos of mixed
colors, pinks, red ' and yellow Gail-
lardia. calliopsis, yellow and brown;
nasturtium tall and dwarf, balsam,
bachelor buttons and various other
flowers suited to outdoor culture.
Every person who gets a package
of these seeds plants them and sends
to the committee to be appointed , for
the examination and grading an ar
rangement showing what measure of
success has been .attained will get a
grade, anil to those exhibiting a suc
cessful product, a diploma, crediting
its possessor with efficiency in floral
culture equal to the task of partici
pation 'in the work of adorning New
St. Louis, will be given bv Mayor
He ware f Ointment for Catarrh "That
As mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely de
range the whole system when enter
ing it through the mucous surfaces.
Such articles should never be used ex
cept on prescriptions from reputable
physicians, as the damage they will
do is ten fold to the good you can
possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. .1.
Cheney & t'o.. Toledo, ()., contains no
mercury, and is taken internally, act
ing directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. In buy
ing Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you
get the genuine. It is taken internal
ly, and is made in Toledo, ()., by F. J.
Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by druggists. Price 75c per
Hall's Family Tills are the best.
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We .Jiave on exhibition for one week only an exclusive
imported line of '.'
of ;reat ruerit.T! It is a pleasure to look at these artistic
creations and we were fortunate to secure the samples
for even a week. We shall be pleased to have our cus
tomers and friends who are exncetinfr to decorate, this
spring to call and see these line art specialties.
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The largest line of bicycles and supplies in the tri-cities, All repair
THE NEW BICYCLE DEALERS.
MYERS & VOLLERTSEN
Are now ready for business with a large stock of high wheels and
sundries. Wheels repaired and kept in order. All work done with
promptness at a reasonable price.
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its Skirts Jackets I
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LADIES GIBSON "JACKETS AND SUITS.
Are said to be scarce all over town. They arc not scarce here.
We arc showing some very handsome .-u.l exclusive novelties ia Taffeta Silk, Tcau de Soie and Moire Gibson and Eton Jackets and
Raglans at popular prices. Suits made o order
We makeo order any style, size or color of Su:ts. Jackets. Raglan or Skirt, and guarantee ri"livrry in one week to ten days. No longer.
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are skillfully made, and when delivered the garment has every c haracttrirtic of art and tin ten the most expensive modeste or tailor could
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The Perfection of good taste is shown in Rre Hive Millinery the trimmed hats we show are stylish,
sensible, becoming and are offered at prices that appeal to the practical side of every woman's nature.
The prices range like this:
$2.50, $3.50, $4.98, $7.50, $8, $9 and $10
And in each of these lines our trimmers have succeeded in sceurins an effect far beyond the prices asked.
The Trimmed Hats we 'Offer at $4.98
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