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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEEBER 4, 1902
THE AEG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at ISM Second
ATenoe, Bock Island. 111. Entered at the
Postofflce aa Secona-ciasa matter.
BT THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every town'
ship In Bock Island connty.
Tuesday, November 4.
Clerk Supreme Court,
dOHX L. PICKERING.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
AXSOX L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative Fourteenth Dis
trict, J. W. LUSK.
For State Senator, Thirty-third Dis
trict, O. J. MOWItY.
For Eepresentative Thirty-third Dis
trict, GEORGE A. COOKE.
For County Judge,
For County Clerk,
GEORGE W. HEXRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
merly the l nion Tract Ion company,
and the United - Gas Improvemen
cnropanr, to - pool their . issue, an
also combine their interests with
those of the Whitney-It van syndicate,
in Xew York; but the divergent pur
poses and strict laws under which
they were chartered prevented such
consummation. It was after this fuct
was realized that the big financial
powers began a careful search for
some method by which legal obsta
cles to the desired merger could be
They found it. so it is said, in th
North American cnmiianv, which. by
reason of its ominous charter, im
possible to be obtained in these latter
days, was granted permission to:.d
exactly what the eastern magnates
wished. For six months past-negot
ations with the .North American coin
pany have been pending.
Should the deal carry through, 1h
consoiiaaren company would un
doubtedly be capitalized for a large
sum than any corporation now in ex
It is all over but the counting and
perhaps the shouting.
Japan will spend $S2.00o.000 on its
navv in. the next 10 years. The mika
do wilf order, at once, four battle
ships from Knglish builders and six
cruisers from England, France and
The brief announcement of the safe
arrival of lien. Miles at Manila is all
that has come so far. The efforts of
the press censorship bureau were
probably redoubled with the gener
Now, may it please the court, the
public would like to have official ver
ifieation of the announcement here
tofore made as to political appoint
ments in this vicinty that have been
neld up pending the election.
Kniger is said to he weakening and
it is reported in Brussels that he soon
will ask permission to set urn to
South Africa. Gen. Botha has writ
ten to a London magazine that boer
leaders are loyal to Great Britain.
Vienna is distinguished above most
cities of Eurojie for the number of
its suicides. During the first nine
months of the current year 230 men
and OS women killed themselves there,
and Hfil made unsuccessful attempts.
Poverty is put down as the principal
cause, with unrequited love as next in
The Stewards" club, of Cleveland.
representing . the leading clubs and
hotels of that city, has just-complet
ed an investigation of the character
of food products sold there with sur
prising results. Of .175 samples of
oleomargarine examined.. I0 were
found to contain impurities: of 460
milk samples. i'.VZ were impure; :
per cent of the mustards tested were
adulterated, and 32 per cent of the
flavoring extracts were doctored.
Many other food-- product - fell far
short of the standard.
The Biggest Tract Yet.
There is more than rumor to war
rant the assertion that there is now
being formulated, in Philadelphia,
the plans for a trust that will throw
all others, not even excepting the
famous billion-dollar steel trust, into
practical obscurity. The plan con
templates no less a scheme than the
consolidation of all the' traction,
electric lighting, elevated railway,
underground railway and gas fran
chises of the states of Pennsylvania,
Xew York and Ohio. The financiers
said to be interested are P. A. J 5.
Widener. William L. Elkins and John
Mack. f the newly formed Philadel
phia Rapid Transit company: Whitney-Ryan
syndicate. Xew York, con
trolling the Metropolitan Street Rail
way system and long closely af
filiated with the Wedener-Elkins syn
dicate; Thomas Dolan. president of
the Union Gas Improvement com
pany, in which Widener and Elkins
n re largely interested; and Ohio and
Minnesota capatalists. interested in
the Xorth American company.
Senator Foraker, of Ohio, is said to
be acting for the latter. For some
time past there has been evidenced a
desire on the part of both the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit company, for-
The Country's Schools.
The annual report of the Comm
sioners of education, just submitted
to the secretary of the interior, show
that there are 17.21)9.230 pupils in th
schools of the United States, and
$.76.9tin,0S9 worth of property is
use for their education, while expendi
tures for the common and secondary
schools last year excluding all col
leges and institutions of higher edu
cation amounted to $226.04.1.2.1t,
These figures, which stand agains
$130.nrtO.(08 worth of school property
and $6.!.r.96,666 expended for schoo
purposes in in.u. indicate that our
country, in educational matters.
more than keeping pace with her rap
idly increasing population. In 1S70
the expenditure for schools er capita
for the population was $1.64; the. last
year it was $2.93 per capita of the
population, the highest that it has
Xever before was the schools of the
whole country in such excellent con
dition, an average attendance of 99
davs each for the whole enrollment
last year standing 24 davs above the
average of the previous year, which
was considered high.
In the Field of Literature
Prof. John Bach McMaster recently
wrote to the editors of St. Xicholas:
"Thank vou very heartily for the
pleasure nnd profit St. Xichola
brings to my boys.
Boys and girls are very much
alike the world over. The delight and
help St. Xicholas is giving to Prof,
McMaster's boys, and thousands of
other girls and boys, it holds for
every girl and boy who can under
Since the first number of St. Xicho
las was published, nearly '50 years
ago. many weekly and monthly pub
lications for children have come and
gone; but St. Xicholas still holds it
place, the unrivalled "prince if peri
odicals for voung folks." It was never
more enjoved by its readers than
now. for. in addition to the usual se
rial stories, short articles, etc.
there is a department called "The St.
Nicholas League." in which the chil
dren themselves have an opportunity
to take part. There are said to le
nearly ."iO.OOO children now belonging
to the league, and prizes are given
out each month for the best stories,
poems, drn wings and photographs
sent in by the voung members. Any
reader of St. Xicholas mnv !ecoiiie
St. Xicholas announces for 190.1
The Story of King Arthur.- written
anil illustrated by Howard Pyle. a
companion story to hs famous "Rob
in Hood." but which readers of the
manuscript think surpasses that in
the strength and interest of the nar
rative and beauty of the illustrations
Two short stories by Miss Alcott
written for her own "little nieces and
never before published, will soon ap
pear in St. Xicholas, with other sto
ries and articles by the author of
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.
by Ruth McEnery Stuart, Frank R
Stockton. Clara Morris, and scores of
other well-known writers. St. Xichol
as makes a specialty of papers of in
formation, richly illustrated articles
on practical subjects, like the navy
yard, the assay office, etc.
The price of St. Xicholas is $.1 a
year, the publishers announce that
new subscribers who begin with Janu
ary may receive the -November and
December numbers free, and so be
gin the volume and get the commence
ment of all the serials. The publish
ers are The Century company. Union
Square, Xew York.
Four dollars is a small sum with
which to supply a family for a year
with the best pictures and literature:
"The high-water mark of color re
production. as Howard Pyle char
acterizes the exquisite color repro
ductions of his. paintings in the De
cember Century; history, current
topics of vital, interest, the best
verse and fiction of the day.
The most striking successes of the
Century Magazine have been in the
field of history, witness the famous
Century War- Papers, Xicolay and
Hay's Life of Lincoln, etc., and it is
to return to the field of historical
literature this year. A striking se
ries of illustrated articles on the
early campaigns of 'the"' Revolution,
written by Prof. Justin Harvey Smith.
of Dartmouth college, will be one of
he features, especially covering the
picturesque march of Arnold through
he Maine woods. Important arti
cles on' the "Trusts" will he printed
from time to time not, attacking or
lefending. but simply telling the in
side history of the great trusts and
how they are conducted.
Richard Whiteing. the author of
that popular book, "Xo. 5 John
Street," is to write one of the seriuls
for The Century in 1903, "The Yellow
Van," the story of an American
"school ma'am" ' who marries an En
glish duke. Another serial, by the nil
thor of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage
Patch," the most popular book of the
year, will begin to appear in the De
cember Century. Papers by "Mr
Dooley," giving his unique "Opinoins'
on literature; new light on the lifes
of Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Walter
Scott; richly Illustrated articles on
the great exchanges of the world.
and the best short stories that can
be procured from the leading writers
all these are coming to 1 he ten
turv. Beautiful pictures in color will
appear from time to time
The pictures are richly worth fram
iner and a place in every home. The
DAILY SHORT STORY
Fifthly and Lastly.
Bad.Taste in the
icopynent. 1902. by the S. S. MeClure
colonel Dlsbrow and the Widow
Rogers, both of the U. S. A., met for
the first time iu Paris. Colonel Dls
brow was fifty years of age, tall and
angular. The Widow Rogers was ten
years younger and roily poly. With
her daughter of sixteen she was mak
ing a European trip uuder the chapor-
onage of her brother, Mr. Fitch.
Colonel iHsbrow had been loitering
around Paris for n month when the
other party arrived. He felt it his duty
to mate an early call and let tlieni
know that "Colonel John Disbrow.
iiiomgouiery, AUl.f Vm s. A w.lg ,u
town and glad to see a fellow Ameri
can. He had been In the presence of
reading means wide information, cul-j the Idow Rogers just thirty-six min
ture, and rich intellectual pleasure utes when he decided that she was the
from month to mouth. The bound
volumes should have permanent place
in every library. Big returns, all this,
on the small investment of $4,
A NOTABLE INSTANCE
OF ADVERTISING BENEFITS
One man who believet that business
success is dependent upon advertising
s Col. A. A. Pope, prominent among
the officials of the American Ricycle
company. "The cessation of adver
tising killed the bicycle business, and
the way to revive it is to resume that
same important matter." savs Col.
Pope. In one year the latter expend
ed $."00.000 In this sort of publicity
In 1S77 Col. Pope organized the Pope
Manufacturing company, which start
ed a year later with an output of 3
wheels. Xow the company employs
a capital of upward of $20,000,000, cov
ers 10 acres of floorage in its factory
at Hartford, t onn., and besides an
army of skilled mechanics engages
the services of 2.0(H) selling agents.
Col. Pope gained his title in the war
of the rebellion, entering the service
as a private at the age of IS years and
receiving his discharge with the rank
of lieutenant colonel. He served un'
der Burnside, (Jrant and Sherman.
When you get up in the
morning with a coated tongue
and a bad taste in the mouth,
you may or may not be seri
ously ill, but if there is any
disease going, your system is
just right to catch it.
We know what you think
first you are half persuaded to
try vinol, and then you say
to yourself : n That's the same
story all the medicines tell ; I've
heard it before."
But Vinol is not like other
medicines. If it were, we
shouldn't be talking about it in
any special way.
If you will regulate your
bowels with Vinlax and take
Vinol to improve your diges
tion and assimilation of food,
these troubles, with the head
ache,." liver complaint," neu
ralgiaj rheumatic pains, and
nerve troubles will disappear
as by magic.
We pay back the money if It
doesn't help you.
Mall Ortlers Suppllnl. SI per Jlottle. Ki-
Harper House Pharmacy
October Weather Summarized.
The summary of the metrologicnl
conditions for the month of October
just passed prepared at the office of
Observer .1. M. Sherier reveals the
fact that there is a greater excess of
moisture for the season drawing to
close than the deficiency noted at the
end of last season. The total excess
moisture since .Ian. 1 last is 7.0S
inches nnd October, while in the main
fall month, contributed .31) inches
more than the average to the excess
side of the account. There were 1.1
clear days. 11 partly cloudy and
cloudy tines. There was a light frost
the 1st, a heavy one the 14th and a
killing one the 2Sth. The highest tem
perature was 7S un the 2."th and the
lowest :s:5 on the 14th. The greatest
range of temperature was 21) degrees
on the 10th. The least daily range of
temperature was ( degrees on the 4th.
The mean temteratnre was .!, three
degrees above the mean temperature
for the month during the past .11
Largest Gnu Afloat
rhe guns to be placed m the tur
rets of the new battleships Connect i-
ut ami Louisiana will be the largest
nnd most powerful in the world, hay
ng the advantage of increased veloc-
ty and penetrating power. With
such weapons to defend us we need
have no fear of foreign invasion in
imes of war, nor need persons sutTer-
ng from stomach, liver or kidney
roubles have any further fear if
hey will only protect their stomach
with Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
Xo letter medicine for insomnia, ner-
ousness. indigestion, heartburn, dys-
peisia. liver and kidney troubles, or
malaria, fever and ague can be found.
t is therefore deserving of a trial, es
pecially if you wish to recover your
health again. The genuine has our
private stamp over the neck of the
woman who would do honor to his
name as a second wife.
coiouci uisbrow was a man of ac
tion, but he was posted on the conven
tionalities. He meant to offer Mrs.
Kogers his heart and cotton fields, but
aa she had a brother who was now her
natural protector he would go to the
brother first. lie didn't waste five
minutes In beating about the bush, but
as soon as he could light a cigar and
get his feet up ou the railing of the
veranda he began:
"Mr. Fitch, I have fallen In love with
yo'r sister, and I want yo'r permission
to ask her hand In marriage."
"She will refuse you. colonel."
"She may, suh."
"But r.o ahead If you wish."
"Thank yo suh."
Two hours later the colonel stood In
the presence of the widow In the hotel
parlor nnd said:
"Mrs. lCoarers, I have askeu yo r
brother's permission to address yo' on
the subject of marriage. The fact Is,
I have fallen In love with yo and
crave the honor of making yo' my
Mrs. Kogers was more than sur
prised, but she managed to refuse him
without lacerating his feelings.
"ery well, ma am. very well," re
plied the colonel as he withdrew. "It
is perhaps a little sudden, and 1 will
give yo time to think it over."
At the end of ten days he renewed
his offer and met with a like refusal.
Some men would have Jumped their
hotel bill and started for America by
the next steamer, but the colonel was
not one of that sort. Although far
from intruding on the party, he kept
pace with them as they traveled and
met them every day or two. In Swit
zerland he came over to their hotel one
afternoon and proposed for the third
There was no change in the answer.
But if he wag persistent In bringing
about embarrassing situations he was
also earnest and respectful, and as he
took bis departure she reflected that a
woman might do worse than to say
yes to him.
A fortnight passed, 'and the Fitch
party moved on to Milan. Colonel
Disbrow moved on at the same time
to the same place. They had been in
Milan a week when he strolled Into
the hotel one day and found Mr. Fitch
on the veranda and sat down beside
him to say:
"Suh. my love for yo'r sister has not
decreased in the slightest, and I am
somewhat hopeful that her feelings to
ward me may have undergone a change
for the better. Have I yo'r permission
to address her again on the subject
nearest my heart?"
Don't you think that three times
ought to settle the matter, colonel?"
"Under ordinary circumstances yes;
but this is an extraordinary case. suh.
an extraordinary case."
Mr. Fitch couldn't see how or why.
but be gave bis permission, and the
colonel ascended to the parlor to dis
cover that v iuow Kogers uaan t
changed her mind. He retreated for
the fourth time in good order.
That night the party left for a week The Funny Country Fire Scene.
Ol a tCTI ON CtlArlBERLIN.KlNDTACOMPANV.
Tuesday, Nov. 4.
4 GERTRUDE k
IN EDWARD E ROSES DRAMATIZATION
Or MAURlCt THOMPSON S ROMANCE INDIANA
GUSTAFSOM & HAYES
Snap and Style
Fit and Finish
When once you "wear
one you'll say It's the
cheapest kind to buy.
GUSTAFSON & HAYES
It Isn't What You Say
But What You Show
eRRANGMtNT5WITH B0VEN -MERRILL CC
PftowcTtw PfifStMrta 7e-SA
' MVffrPSfifCTAS AT6A)N
TATR ATWVOffA' Cry.
SHTSAlEOrfNS Monday morning
?RiCES 25c. 50c, 7TC, ft. tl.50.
Sunday, Nov. 9.
The jdav that has made Xew
OLD JED PROUTY
New scenery. Xew features.
Xew specialties. Xew songs.
in the shadow of the Alps. Colonel
Disbrow was not with them. They
had been In Nov! three days when
they took a drive toward the Bocbetta
pass, and within two hours their vehi
cle was held up by five brigands of
the dirtiest and most picturesque type.
While Mr. Fitch was searched, his
arms tied behind him. the widow and
daughter were robbed of their Jewelry
and told that they would be held for
ransom. Brigandage in that part of
Italy was supposed to be a lost art.
but here was a beautiful specimen of
a holdup within a few miles of a sum
mer hotel and a company of soldiers.
All was ready to conduct the captives
Into the fastnesses of the mourrlsUna
when Colonel Disbrow appeared upon
the back of a mule. The hero of a
dozen battles took In the situation with
military eye. and he moved down on
the enemy with commendable prompt
ness, mere was uu uiimukiii& ma pur-
nose as he rushed his mule Into the
thick of his enemies and opened fire
with a six shooter. When be bad tinea
one and wounded two. victory was his.
The ladies were too overepme ana
Mr. Fitch was too maa to De agree
able companions on the way back to
Novl. Aa for Colonel Disbrow, ne ng-
ured that bis time for talking would j
come later on. It did. On the after
noon of the third day he casually ob
served to Mr. Fitch as they sat smoK-
Educate Your Bowels. ' "Would yo' have any objections, suh,
Your bowels can be trained as well to my speaking toyor sister again u
AiImp Amid Flame.
Breaking into a blazing home, some
firemen lately dragged the sleeping
nmates fiom death. Fancied securi
ty, and death near. It s that way
when you neglect coughs and colds.
Don't do it. Dr. King's Xew Discov
ery for Consumption gives perfect
protection against all throat, chest
and lung troubles. Keep it near, and
void suffering, death, and doctors
bills. A teaspoonful slops a late
cough, persistent use the most stub
born. Harmless and nice tasting; it's
guaranteed to satisfy by Ilnrtz & Ul-
lemeyer. Price, 50 cents and $1. Trial
The Quaint and Funny People.
The Country Cake Walk.
The Humorous Country Trial.
Prices 25c. 35c and fioc. Box seats 75 .
Seats on sale at Illinois smoEer Tnurs-
I li.tvo pnnr 1 1 rtnyx nt n time without
moVi'iiK'llI of tin- howrln, not N-ine to
mnvfl tl'elit PMint 1v lisiiiir hut vil.r itiiHtimin.
Chroiiii rouM illation for Kfven yea rs nrtl me in
this tcrriMi condition: l urine thnt time I did ev
erything I hoard i.f Iml never found any relief . Ktirh
wb my case when 1 lietnn uninif CANCAKKTS. I
now hrwe from oiio to thre p.isKatfeH a day. ami if I
was rieh I wiitilil irivaf lull 00 for jn'h movement r it
is sucli a relief.'' Avi.mf.k 1.. Hi nt.
1G89 Kussei St.. Detroit, ilicb.
A Policeman' Testimony.
J. X. Patterson, night policeman of
Nashua, Iowa, writes: "Last winter
had a bad cold on my lungs and
ried at least half a dozen advertised
cough medicines anil had treatment
from two phj-sicians without getting
ny benefit. A friend recommended
'oley'a Honey and Tar and two-thirds
f a bottle cured me. I consider it
he greatest cough and lung medicine
n the world." Ail druggists.
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JJ THE BOWELS
N. SSj)CANDY CATHARTICT
That counts in the Shoe
business. Now, showing a
little bigger value than the
other fellow has always
been our long suit. Ask to
see No. 155, men's best
grade Corona Colt
Also the largest and best
line of men's $3.50 Shoes
in the tri-cities. You can
see them at
307 TWENTIETH STREET, HOCK ISLAND, OR
208 BRADY ST., DAVENPORT, IOWA.
V This Week
We will make things interesting this week for purchasers
tif millinery. All our hats have a distinctive style and air that
you will recognize anywhere as our product ion. This applies
to Hie hats at popular prices as well as the most- expensive
models. Our specials for this week are:
Handsome Black Hats, trimmed with
velvet and ostrich tips . .
Velvet Toques in all
colors . . . . .
Best quality Beaver Hats, in all colors
and black, trimmed with velvet
and birds . .
Brandenburg Millinery Store,
Corner Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue.
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carets Candy Cathartic train your
bowels to do right, oenuine tablets
stamped C. C. C. Never sold in
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Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs
nd colds; reliable, tried and tested.
safe and sure. All druggists.
the ubiect of marriage?"
"For the Ann umer queried me
"For the fifth time, gun.
"And the last time?' .
And the last time, guh.
And the colonel sought an Interview
and sDoke. and truly It was for the
last time. Sbe was won then ana there.
fl a t)d men.
im f iflt ftr Qpn to I
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AT 5 CENTS.
AT 10 CENTS.
AT 15 CENTS.
Still some patterns left.
Your choice of a large assortment of
10c, 12c and 15c papers, man3' in rich
dark colors, reds, greens, blues, only
Many exclusive specials with wide
shaded borders, on, heavy embossed
stock, beautiful in color and design.
Our best, American papers in silks,
stripes, florals, orientals, worth up to
40c, with "new rails, racks, headings
and mouldings to match.
Papering and Painting Done Promptly.
We Have a Good Force of Competent Men.'
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Price, 35 cent. Never sola)
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