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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1002.
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Wednesday, October 15.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN' L. PICKETING.
G HOUGH DLTDDLESTOX.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
ANSON' L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
UK. J. E. WHITE.
For Iiepresentative Fourteenth Dis
trict, TnOMAS A. MARSHALL.
For Representative Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM I. MOORE.
For County Judge,
' For Countv Clerk,
GEORGE W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
Senator Fairbanks rinds it neees-
sarv lo do a lot of iriini-shoeiiisr in
Indiana this year.
An indefinite continuation of this
weather and we will not care what
comes of the coal strike.
Anthracite miners who refuse to
wurk under armed protection are
lucre anarchists, we presume.
The president is to be credited with
vainly trying to rind some legal am
munition suited to I'aer hunting.
St. Louis was liickv in having her
census taken before so many of her
citizens began being consigned to the
The government is a failure, says
l!aer. What the divinely anointed
wants is a government of the coal
trust, by the coal trust and for th
A business man in one of the cities
otTers as a premium a load of coal
with every piano he sells. Merely
another .proof of the tremendous
profit in pianos.
The Vienna surgeon who succeeded
ko admirably in pulling the leg of the
little Armour girl into proper posi
tion, eatne pretty near succeeding in
pulling her father's leg proper, too.
Secretary Shaw's solution of the
coal problem is that when anybody
feels cold let' him whistle or sing
"America." Mr. Shaw is another of
those republicans of influence and
prominence who view the coal situa
tion strictly from the rich man.-:
Figures given out by the secretary
if state at Springfield show that there
are 43S candidates for the 180 sena
torial and representative seats in the
legislature to be filled at the coming
November election. Of this number
11J are for the senate and 319 for the
lower house. The list represents 11
It seems that much of southern Il
linois is destined to become a mining
center for soft coal. Besides the ex
tensive mines already in operation
there are movements on foot to es
tablish, mines at Irvington, Ashley,
Huey, Shattue, Bartelso and Tamalco.
Thousands of coal rights have been
purchased and the agents are still in
the fields picking up additional acre
age. It is gratifying to know that th"
feid involving the two political giants
of Cleveland. Tom Johnson and Mark
Hanna. is not carried to the point of
marring -the social relations of the
two families. Miss Bessie Johnson,
laughter of the mayor, and Miss
Ruth Hanna, daughter of the senator,
nre to serve as bridesmaids at the
name wedding, that of a mutual
Capt. J. H. Burnham, of Blooming
ton, will soon visit several states-in
the interest of the Illinois Historical
society for the St. Louis world's fair.
The collection when complete will
include prehistoric remains, historic
maps and charts, photographs of his
toric places and portraits of historic
men and women, original documents,
a Lincoln room, room of antique fur-
nit lire, books and specimens, inter
esting relics, etc.
The Vermont legislature yesterday
reelected William Paul Dillingham to
the United States senate. Senator
Dillingham has already served two
years in the upper house of the na
tional congress as the successor of
Senator Morrill, was governor of
Vermont in It8-1S!H), und had pre
viously served several terms in both
houses of the state legislature. His
father before him was governor of
the state, and his ancestors on both
sides fought in the colonial tvjtrs and
in the revolution. The senator was
bom in Waterbury, Vt., in J84.V
Former President Cleveland on the
To a representative of - the New-
York Evening Post who asked him
his views in regard to the outlook for
and the duty of the democracy in tin
approaching congressional elections,
former President G rover Cleveland
1 1 seems to me that if the democ
racy is really in earnest it cannot fail
largely to increase its representation
in the next congress, but in order to
do so I think that there must be a
onstant and stalwart insistence upon
the things which are recognized b
all to be true democratic doctrines.
"Of course by far the most impor
tant of these is tariff reform. On this
issue I am satisfied that the democ
racv is face to face with a irreat oi-
portunity. All of the signs of the
times point to a recognition, far be
yond all party lines, of the benefits
which would accrue to the people by
a readjustment of the tariff, and it
would be worse than folly for the
party, under the stress of any temp
tation or yielding to any allurement
to permit this to be subordinated to
or overshadowed by any other issue
Ihe present restlessness in republi
can circles on this subject, often
amounting to protests against repub
lican protective theories, should warn
the democracy of an impending dan
"1 mean by this the possibility that
our opponents may crowd us from
our position on this subject if we al
low them to do so by our lukewarm-
ness and indifference, and to occupy
our ground, just as we permitted
them to crowd us from the ground
that belonged to us on the question
of sound money.
"I am very much pleased with the
deliverance of the New York democ
racy on the tariff issue, and it was
fit and proper that the Empire state
should sound the right note. It is
my clear conviction that the best as
surance of success for the democracy
iii the next national campaign will !:
found in si sincere and unremitting
insistence upon its old-time doctrine
of a fair and beneficent tariff read
justment. This insistence should b
from now on.
"It need hardly be said that success
will depend upon the presentation of
tariff doctrine, not only recognized
as truly democratic by those win
may be termed veterans in the par
ty, but also commending itself to the
hosts of the younger men of our land.
Thousands of these await the oppor
tunity to espouse a cause which mils'
appeal to disinterested love of coun
try, and which is based upon thought
ful regard of the institutions under
which we live. To these young men
no hope is offered for the realization
of their patriotic aspirations except
through the conscientious endeavors
of the democratic party.
"I am at a loss to understand by
what process of reasoning the notion
has gained a footing in certain demo
cratic quarters not only that no iin-
Krtance attaches to a democratic
ascendancy Fn the next house of rep
resentatives, but even that it might
be advantageous to party prospects
in l'MH for it to continue in its pres
ent minority now.
"Political warfare ought to be re
garded as continuous, and. if the re
sults battled for are worth having at
all. thev are worthy of our best, ef
forts at all times and under all cir
cumstances. Constant vigilance and
unrelenting attack are essential to
victory. Armies are captured by first
driving in the outposts.
"I cannot believe that the bright
prospects, of the democracy in the
present campaign are to be marred
by any lack of hard work and stren
The keynote of the" ex-president's
observations and advice is that the
democratic party should make the
best of the opportunity which is here.
And it applies to the party the coun
A Proposed Substitute for Coal.
The Chicago Tribune gives public
ity to a discovery that teira cotta
brick and coal oil make a very ac
ceptable substitute for coal. Experi
ments have been made that a single
terra cotta brick, such as are used
for fire-proofing buildings, after be
ing immersed in coal oil for 15 sec
onds will burn for half an hour and
give out sufficient heat to warm a
room, or if placed in a stove, suffici
ent to cook a meal, at an expense of
one cent only. All the machinery
necessary for this process is a metal
receptacle for the oil, large enough
to hold oil to cover the brick'. The
bricks are hollow, grooved and por
ous so they absorb oil rapidly. After
the brick is removed from the oil
bath, it is placed in a stove and - a
match applied'. The oil ignites slow
ly at first, but soon burns strongly,
and gives out an intense heat. Ex
cept that the brick is blackened bv
being burned it is in as crood condi
tion as before being used, and cart be
redipped and used indefinitely. The
"For" a "breakfast" of breakfast food,
eggs, steak, toast and coffee use one
brick. For a dinner of roust meats
vegetables, boiletl meats, puddings
etc., use five or six bricks in relays
A day's washing and ironing, whicl
at present price of fuel threatens t
be more expensive, can be done with
the oiled brick fuel at a cost of
cents. It- will take little more trou
ble to replenish the fire with oilei
bricks every half hour or so than i
does to keep up a coal fire.
"The facts pertaining to this us1
of the oiled brick have been known
to the brickmakers. They have
known that the porous, hollow term
cotta brick would absorb oil readily
and that the brick itself would act as
a radiator for the heat when the oi
was ignited. The application which
might be made of the bricks in ;i
time of great scarcity of fuel, how
ever, has not been appreciated.
"The terra cotta bricks have beei
used for the last 10 years to line ceil
ings and for partitions. They have
been made hollow and slightly groov
ed to reduce their weight and insure
ventilation. This increases their
power of absorption. They are made
in various sizes and shapes. 1 he best
and most -convenient size for tho
householder to use us a substitute for
coal is a brick six inches in length
four in width ami two and a quarter
inches thick. This size will fit. the
kitchen range nicely."
Of course care should be taken t
see tnai ine Kerosene oaiu is hot
. - , 1
near the fire. It is claimed for thi
process that it is a cheaper fuel thai
gasoline burned in u gasoline stove,
and has the additional virtue of mak
ing heat. It will make a fire mucl
cleaner than soft coal and not far ii
ferior to anthracite.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Woman Who Went
After a Glass of Water
When the Pacific railroads were new,
a great deal of the property r'ong the
linos was a wilderness. It was often
many miles between stations, and a
station was frequently merely a plate
for people to come from a distance to
get aboard the cars.
One evening in December a train ap
proaching one of these sheds for that
is all it was was flagged with a ban
danna handkerchief by four men. The
engineer pulled up at the platform, and
the men got aboard. They were for a
time very well behaved. looking about
them evidently with a view to observ
lng 'their surroundings. The train con
sisted of a locomotive, a baggage car
and a coach. The only passengers were
two men, iieaceable looking farmers,
ami two women, apparently their
"See here, Mr. Conductor," said one
of the party, "I'm the president of this
company jist now, and you're to look
to me for orders. I'll trouble you to in
crease this funereal pace and snake us
along to the next station across tho di
vide. You go tell the engineer that I'll
give him three hours to make the 11-
"Who are you?" asked the conductor
"Who am IV I'm Simms."
There was a grim silence. The two
farmers cast glances at each other, and
their wives got down under the seats.
Simms and his gang had terrorized the
region for months without being mo
lested. No one either dared or felt dis
posed to make it his business to hunt
them down. A few days before they
had entered a town, plundered a bank
in broad daylight and taken to the
desolate region through which they
"Now, we don't want nothing." con
tinued Simms. "but to git on. There's
no plunder aboard this train, and we
don't want It if there is. Git us to
B by 9 o'clock, and neither yon nor
your passengers will be molested."
"AH ri'ht," said the conductor. "I'll
get you through without fail."
One of the gang went forward with
the conductor to take iositioii on the
locomotive, another stationed himself
In the baggage car, while the other two
remained among the passengers. The
train proceeded on Its way as If noth
ing had happened. Simms at first re
mained in the coach, but soon got up
and went forward, but not until he had
called a man to take his place. He was
very sharp with his men, cautioning
them not to relax their vigilance lie
cause they had everything their own
way, but they seemed to dread noth
ing, at least within the train, and In
deed there did not appear to be any
thing to dread. The few train hands
aboard moved about at their usual du
ties, while the farmers and their wives
seemed to be dreading every moment
that they would be murdered. Dark
ness came on, and one of the hands
lighted the lamps. Simms came into
the coach and talked in a low tone with
the two robbers there. One of the
farmers heard him say: "If this luck
holds, we'll be where we can go in ei
ther of five directions. In this dreary
legion we'd git starvation sure." Then
he went forward again. '
It was about 8 o'clock. The two rob
bers in the passenger coach were Bit
ting talking together. They had taken
a position where they could keep the
party of farmers before them. The
farmers occupied two seats facing each
other, the men facing the women and
the robbers, the .women with their
backs to the robbers. The latter had
quieted down. One of them got up and
walked past the outlaws to the rear of
the car. They followed her with their
eyes till they saw that she had gone to
get a glass of water, then ceased, to pay
any attention to her. Suddenly two
words rang out sharp and clear above
the rattle of the train:
"Hands up!" -The
order was shouted within a -foot
of ihe.iwo robbers'. ears. At the same
moment the farmers each whipped out
a revolver. The robbers first Impulse
was to look back. Ther saw a woman
with a revoVer In each hand, the muz
zles within a few inches of their heads
Then the two farmers approached and
disarmed the robbers, while 4he two
women threw off their outside apparel
and appeared in men's attire. One of
the two robbers gave a yell as a signal
for his fellows, but his voice was
drowned by the rattle of the train.
Two of the farmers now proceeded
to the baggage car. One of them threw
open the dooV, while the other stood
with a revolver pointed into the car.
The robber there was on the lookout
and fired as soon as the door was
opened, but as the man who threatened
him stood beside instead of before the
door he was uninjured. Simms at the
time was on the locomotive. Hearing
the shot, he was climbing over the coal
in the tender to go to the baggage car
when the eng!eer shot him dead. The
robber in the baggage car. not receiv
ing assistrfiee. soon yielded to an order
to throw tip his hands. In live minutes
from the time the supposed woman
went to get a drink of water three of
the gang had been captured and their
A vigilance committee had for some
time been trying to stop the depreda
tions of Simms and his men, but had
failed. The cashier of the bank they
had last robbed, a very energetic man.
attended to following the gang bini
fcplf. He tracked them into a region
from which he felt sure their quickest
and surest plan of exit was to capture
a train. This one was purposely pre
pared. The engineer, conductor and all
train hand were armed, and the farm
ers and their wives were picked men
disguised. The leader of the posse was
the woman who went for the glass of
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Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The lJi Popular Production
First Time Here. The Sensa
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A RUINED LIFE
Pure and Powerful, Sweet and
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Miss Elsie Crescy.
Seats on sale at Illinois Smoker.
Prices 25. 35 and 50 cents.
Thursday, Oct. 16.
Miss Effie Shannon
Management Daniel V. Arthur, in
Sir A. Conan Doyle and William Gil
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With the Original New York and Lon
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Seats on sale Wednesday at Illinois Smo
Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c, tl, and f 1.50.
Direction Chapi rerun. Kindt Company.
- Saturday, Oct. 18.
Matinee and Night.
And a splendid supporting company
R.ip Van Winkle.
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, and tl.
Matinee 25 and 50 cents All seats re
served. Scats on sale at I. linois Smoker.
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Friday, Oct. 17.
Matinee 2.3i. livening 8.15.
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Prices Matinee 25 and 50 cents. Evening.
25, 50 and 75 cents.
Seats on sale at Illinois Smoker Thurs
Admlola'rstor'a Sale Notice.
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State of Illinois, (
dock Island county . f
In the Uounty Court, ieptemoer term, a. u.
Otto Gottfccb adxInLsf ator of the estate of
Wilhelm i hietne. deceased, pentioner, vs.
Mart Ttilem" the udBdowh heir or dir sees
or Wllbeim Thitnie. deceased, ilie u known
owner of out ljt number biz.. v (') in section
numoer thrty-flve (U5). towni-bip number
eighteen (is). North tance number two (2),
wtti of the 4th p m according to the ases
sor'splat of A. D. IStii of lots, sub- ots and
out-lots. In the county of Kock Island and
state ot Illinois, defendants petit! n fur an
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Notice In herebv trivea that by virtue of a
Decree of sale made and entered in ala
cause, on the 8tn day cf September, a.
D . IU02. at the September term. A D linns, oi
said court. I. the underpinned aominis' rater of
sid estate, wil on Friday, Oct.- 10, A. IX
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and five o'clock p m , t'-wit: At the hour ot
two o'clock p. m. of said dav, at the Kast
Door of the (Jourt House, - in the cny or
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Out-lot number sixty ony in section number
thirty-live ( 45) In Township cumber eighteen
(IN) north range numbf r two (21 west of the
fourth D m. according to the assessor's plat
of A. D. lt4 of lot, sub-l its and out-lots in
the c tv of Kock Island. In Kock island county.
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Marl 1 bieme. widow of said V ilhelm Tbieme,
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