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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1902.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1634 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at the
PMtofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. "W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
Hip In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, December 2.
It is remarkable that Gens. Young
and Corbin were able to dispose of so
many American chestnuts in Europe
after Chauncey Depew hail been
If J. P. Morgan and other masters
of finance carry out their expressed
determination, to punish rumor mon
gers in Wall street, it will help quite
a bit. As long as we are to have a
gome let's have a square one.
Now that England and Germany
seem about to collect debts from Ven
ezuela at the cannon's mouth, that
troublesome South American republic
is reminding Uncle Sam how grateful
she is to him for past favors. 'Uncle
Sam, however, has no sympathy to
waste on countries that will not pay
their debts. Venezuela needs a lesson
and is likelv to receive it.
Thomas I. Reed made William lie
Kinley chairman of the committee on
ways and means, and, as a result of
that appointment, president of the
L nited States. He also made Joseph
(!. Cannon chairman of the commit
tee on appropriations, but it is doubt
ful if he can carry hiin a,ny further.
Probably he doesn't want Vo. Neither
was he anxious for the further ad
vancement of William McKinley. With
all his power and celebrity, Mr. Heed
went out of public life a somewhat
Kansas children will be taught pa
triotism in a way they will never for
get, if the suggestion of Commander
Loomis, of the Grand Army of the
Republic of that state, is adopted.
He has recently issued a circular ask
ing that the children of the schools
of Kansas be required to salute the
flag every morning before the exer
cises open, ite urges that a law be
enacted requiring this service. After
the salute Loomis would have each
child repeat the lines: "I give my
hand, my head, my heart to my coun
try; one country, one people, one
The Keynote of the President's Me
If there is a keynote in President
Roosevelt's message delivered in con
gress tcxlay, if there is one thing
more than another in that document
that is significant, it appears in con
nection with the reference to the
great coal strike. From the stand
point of those who have steadfast
faith in the ultimate and absolute ac
ceptance of tariff reduction as the
only positive solution of the trust
question, it is most important. The
president recounts the evils of con
solidated control of industries, and
makes numerous suggestions as to
the necessity of doing away with the
evil, but the only remedy that he of
fers in his entire message is contain
ed in the brief recommendation for a
reduction of the tariff on anthracite
coal. This proposition coming so
soon after the strenuous denial that
there existed such a thing as a tariff
on anthracite, and offered as it is in
connection with the discussion' of the
great coal strike and attendant hard
ship is easily the most important
phase of the president's second docu
ment to congress, on which greatest
interest Will hinge, and it cannot. fail
to be so regarded the more it is con
sidered. The remainder of the message is a
review of national and foreign events
since the assembling of the first ses
sion of the present congress, with
such suggestions as in the opinion of
the executive are meet.
Cuba, Our "Thankless Child."
"In administration circles, at Wash
ingtonVas the correspondent of a re
publican newspaper gravely reports,
"there is a great deal of talk ibout
ingratitude on the part of Cuba."
This leads the Aew York World to in
dulge in this sarcastic vein: "The
United States government has been
so lavishly kind to Cuba that 'ingrati
tude oil her part naturally provokes
'a great deal of talk.' Did it not res
cue her from the Spanish oppressor?
Is not free Cuba its child?" And to
have a thankless child' is, as King
Lear said "sharper than a serpent's
"What most stirs the resentment of
the 'administration circles' at Wash
ington is the discovery that instead of
Belling to and buying from us on our
tariff law's own terms the Cubans are
believed to be dickering with the
agents of Kilropean countries with
the idea of- Belling their sugar and
oher products to them on "terms of
mutual advantage. '- Could 'ingrati
tude possibly go further? Just be
cause they cannot, get a reciprocity
treaty with us, or any lowering of the
Dingley bars against their chief prod
ucts, they are base enough to con
template trading with some Euro
pean nation Great --Gritain or Ger
many no doubt just . for the mere
selfish sake of trying to make a liv-
"Why did we go to war for such a
people? To what purpose did Mr.
Roosevelt ride up San Juan hill? To
none whatever, apparently, except to
give birth to an ingrate little nation
that would rather sell its sugar and
other stuff to British or German buy
ers at a fair profit than to Americans
their great benefactors at little or
none. ' '- '
"Such -conduct is really enough to
make Mr. Oxnard and Messrs. Grosve
nor and Dalzell sorry that we freed
Hanna Will Give tip Nothing.
Senator Hanna denies all reports
that he intends to resign from either
the senate or the chairmanship of the
republican national commft'tee. '
"I am not going to resign fon
anything," he says. "Such a thought
never has entered by head."
He declares he will serve out his
term as senator and it will then be
for the people to say whether he was
"Neither shall I retire from the
chairmanship of the republican na
tional committee until after I have
called the next convention to order,"
he continued in the course of an in
terview. "If the new national com
mittee, to be selected by the delegates
to that convention, does not ask me
to become its chairman I shall not
have to pass on the subject of my re
tirement. If it does tender me the
chairmanship then I shall have to de
cide whether I will accept it."
Good republican authority in Ohio
has it that Senator Hanna has put
down his foot hard on the suggestion
that he meet ex-Mayor McKisson. of
Cleveland, in a sort of love feast or
any other kind of a feast. The sena
tor left for Washington without say
ing good-bye to the ex-mayor, who
now seems to be left high and dry,
nearly all of his former lieutenants
having gone over to the Hanna camp.
The senator is said already to have
arranged the coming legislative cam
paign in such a way as to insure his
return to the United States senate.
He is not leaving any details to the
state committee, for that body made
a mess of his tour this fall.
Maine's Christmas Trees.
The Christmas tree industry has
got an early start in Maine this year
and already carloads and e-n vessel
loads are going forwarii to tin huge
cities. Only a few years .v- the nr
tree was looked upon as rat. cr a nui
sance there, because it grew as rank
as burdock, crowding out lietter
growths, and was of no- earthly use,
save as it might be considered as an
ornament to the lan'is-cape. Now the
fir, no longer iespist-d, is a source of
considerable income to Maine's rural
people, ami to the transportation
companies as well.
Last year more than one million
and a half were sold, and it is expect
ed that this year's "crop will net a
profit of at least $100,000.
Saved at Grave's Itrlnk.
"I know I would long ago have been
in my grave," writes Mrs. S. If. New
som, of Decatur, Ala., "if it had not
been for Electric Bitters. For three
years I suffered untold agony from
the worst forms of indigestion, wa
terbrash, stomach and bowel dyspep
sia. Hut this excellent medicine did
me a world of good. Since-using it I
can eat heartily and have gained 35
pounds." For indigestion, loss of ap
petite, stomach, liver and kidney trou
bles Electric Hitters are a positive,
guaranteed cure. Only 50 cents at
Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug store.
Use Allen's Foot Ease.
A powder to be shaken into the
shoes. Your feet feel swollen, ner
vous and hot, and get tired easily. If
you have smarting feet or tight
shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools
the feet, and makes walking easy.
Cures swollen, sweating feet, ingrow
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Relieves corns and bunions of all pain
and gives rest and comfort. Try it
today. Sold by all druggists and
shoe stores for 25c. Trial package
free. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le
Roy, N. Y.
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Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve.-. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives
of their victims. For sale by all
You've got to hustle all the time to
keep in the swim.. If you are slipping
down the ladder of prosperity take
Rocky Mountain Tea. Makes people
strenuous." T. H". Thomas' pharmacy;
DAILY SHORT STORY
Four Letters and a Postscript
Copyright. 1901. by A- S- Richardson.
Miss Patricia Douglas to her dearest
friend, Miss Nellie Taylor:
Longhurst-on-the-Sea. July 13.
Dear Girlie To think that Just one year
ago you and I were having such times
here together and now you are actually
working in noisy, dusty New York! Per
haps you arc somewhat consoled by the
fact that every one thinks you tremen
dously clever and good to help your fa
ther In his hour of trouble, but I should
think, my dear, that business and all that
sort of thing would be such a bore to a
' 'Of course you want to' know about ev
erything and everybody. Well, it's the
same old place and very nearly the came
old crowd, particularly the men, who are
distressingly few and far between. You
remember that stupid little Jimmy Bar
ton we enjoyed snubbing last season?
He's quite the go this year. Kven the
shape of hla nose has changed a bit, and
he has a perfect love of an automobile.
I've had several spins with him already.
I'm so glad I bought that red coat. It
makes a stunning contrast to his dark
green auto. '
It waa lucky I brought my golf clubs
and suit, for the links are In splendid
form, and Jack Ferris, the crack golfer.
Is here. lie says my shots are very clever
for a woman. I am not; sure about the
shots, but I know thut little frilled sun
bonnet Is so becoming. And Jack Ferris
has eyes for something above golf balls.
I found that out last night when we
sat out two waltzes In the turret corner
of the porch. Remember the turret cor
ner, Nell? I thought you would. You've
been there often enough, dear knows. I
wore my green crape. It might have been
the soft green against my white shoul
ders, or the moonlight on the watt-r. or
the Mexican waltzes the orchestra played,
but Jack certainly did lose his head. I
was so shocked, for of course he knows
of my engagement to Ned. Hut. then,
men who are perfectly sane in town dur
ing the winter season will do such things
under a summer moon, especially if the
moon goes behind a cloud. ;!' i
By the way. In his letter today Ned
says that he cannot take his vacation this
month. I know the dear fellow is so dis
appointed. He had planned on being here
with me. don't you know. Well, be as
kind to him. Nell, as you can be and con
sole him in my absence. You'll find him
the best of company on all occasions. De
Miss Nellie Taylor to her dearest
friend. Miss ratricia Douglas:
Tlatt Building. Wall Street.
i New York. July 13.
My Dear Patty Your newsy letter did
make me think longingly of old times for
a. minute or two; but, after all. New
York's not half bad in summer.' For me
it is like looking at a new side of life.
The offices during the day are breezy and
cool, and at night mother has all sorts of
ridiculous surprises concocted for me.
She has turned the roof into a miniature
summer garden after the household col
umn of any old ladies' Journal. There are
easy chairs, tables, shadowy cozy cor
ners, palms and rubbernecks no; I mean
plants. 1 am becoming shockingly slangy
since I came down on the street. We
spend most of our evenings on the. roof.
Ned has been" up several times, aiVl we
like him. ' lie brings his guitar you never
told me he played and what with his
music and my singing the popular songs
of the real roof gardens and mother mix
ing delicious punch we imagine we are
quite giddy. j
Last evening Ned took mother and me!
to one of the continuous houses. Such a'
lark! And tonight we are going to Man
hattan Beach. It is great fun. after all.
to feel that you are a part of the great
masses, as the politicians put it, and can
not leave town the whole summer long.
Of course I will do my best to console
Ned while you are away. But you must
remember this is not Longhurst-on-the-Sea.
I have only evenings. Saturday aft
ernoons and Sundays at my own disposal.
Write me all the news. 1 do enjoy it. and
so does mother. Yours lovingly, NELL.
Miss ratricia Douglas to bcr fiance,
Mr. Ned Goodfellow:
Longhurst-on-the-Sea. July 24.
Dear Mr. Goodfellow I am Binding you
today your letters, ring and photographs..
I am convinced that our engagement has
been a mistake. I have always held that
people to be happily married must have
congenial tastes in fact, must be perfect
affinities. Clearly you and I do not come
in the above class. You will believe that
I am breaking our engagement for your
happiness as well as my own. There are
so many charming girls, and men are so
easily consoled. Yours sincerely,
Sent by messenger from Mr. Ned
Goodfellow to Miss Nellie Taylor:
Room , Bowling Green. Aug. L
My Darling Nell My Nell! How Jolly
good that sounds! I'm sending you a few
roses. Put them on your desk, where
they will remind you of me every minute
in the day. I shall be up early this even
ing to brlrg can you guess what? It's a
solitaire, dearest, the best I dared to buy.
but not half good enough for the bravest.,
sweetest girl In the world. Over and over
I catch myself wondering how ) could
ever think any other girls worth noticing.
Bless this happy summer In town! It
has brought me "the greatest- treasure In
the world, my affinity. - Imagine, finding
one's affinity In Wall street! How ridicu
lousand how delightful!- Yours always,
Special correspondence to the Cotpet
The golf links are responsible for the
romance of the season at this popular re
sort. Today every one is talking of the
engagement of Jack Ferris, the crack
golfer, to Patty Douglas, who for two
seasons has been a belle at Longhurst.
Jack Ferris holds not only some enviable
golf scores and trophies, but he also has
the inside track for the Roxsome millions
on his mother's side. ' Miss Douglas,
though an nthuslastic golfer, has made
no particularly good scores until she ex
ecuted this brilliant little stroke in the
game commonly called hearts.
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and add white lead to make the right
consistency. This will withstand fire,
but not boiling water. To fasten la
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break it into small pieces, cover with
water and leave three or four hours.
Pour off the "water, place the glue in
a wide mouthed bottle or'plut cab and
cover, i.with acetic cld. . Set in warm
wattWiiwntn jdieBoct d i and incorporate
the two by stirring. -
A prominent Southern lady,
Mrs. Blanchard, of Nashville,
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HfllTP THE FAREKT
Direction Cmamberlin. Kindt Company.
Tuesday, Dec. 2.
HENRI CRESSITr Presents the .
In David Belasco's Original New
On accoant of the heavy production the
cortuin will rise promptly Mt H p. m
Pr'ces: 25c. f0c. 75c, Jl.00 and II. so.
Seats on sale Monday at Illinois Smoker
FSON & HAYES
SPECIAL VALUES THIS WEEK
DmtcTioN CHAnacRLiN.KiNpT . Company.
Wednesday, Dec. 3.
A Funny Cittle Fellow.
A Great Big Company.
You Surely Remember "IZZY" with
Ward & Vokes.
Music. SliiR'np. Dancing. Laugh
ing. Kun, 1-retly Girls. Swell Gowns.
Handore Scenery. 45 People, liig
Beauty C&orus. SO Musical Xuni-
Prices-25c. 50c, 75c, II.
Seats on sale at Illinois Smoker Tuesday
QlRtCTION CHAMBERLIN. KINDT SL COMPANY.
Friday, Dec. 5.
JAMES K. IIAl'KETT
Winston Churchill's Great Play.
Elaborate. Xew Production Complete in
Prices 25c. 50c. 75c. l.0O. $1.50.
Seat sale opens Thursday morning.
GUSTAFSON & HAYES'
.j. For Men, Boys and Children? All grades at the
lowest possible prices. Everything new. i
? GUSTAFSON & HAYES
A GOOD DRINK.
The best, in faet, is one that eools
the stomach Without doing' any in
jury. There's nothing- like fine liquor
to take teh sting "out of eold water.
For the ehoieest of everything on the
list eall on us. We please, surprise
and satisfy all.
SIMON LEWIS'. RJCTAIL LIQUOR STORE
Market Square, Corner Seventeenth Street and Third Arenue.
If You Want Yoir Umbrella
Repaired or recovered, you will find J. J. Baker at the Greater New York
Loan Bank, 320 Twentieth street. Phone 603 brown.
k wji .to .- ,. wk vJt yv . v v. vfc. yi .iiJ" Ai.ii.ijiiii!iiiii
It ns 7-E now have in stocK Dositiveiv tne verv largest selection or iurnuure
Afe W found in the tri-cities. We have four full floors that are used exclusively
all kinds to be
for the dis-
play of our mammoth stock. In addition to this we have a large warehouse of three stores.
4& We claim we can save you 10 per cent on any article you wish to buy, and we are here to Sjf
back up our assertion. Understand, we carry all grades from the least expensive to the ?,f
?? very finest obtainable and the 10 per cent saving applies to every line and quality.
Articles Appropriate for Christmas Presents.
fit iri.s -
.v..-, . ' 1
(If you haven't one of
those gems of solid com
fort you better come to our
store at once and make
your selection.) We have
over 100 stvles in stock.
Beautiful Leather Coucbes
Celebrated Victor Extentin Tables from $9
Our "Davenport1,1 will fill all re
quirements boh as to quality and
price if you want an extra fine
Davenport we can supply you at a
cost of f 12.5 and they range from
Why not buy. father and mother
one of our quarter sawed oak dining
room tables? The finest ones come
at f 40, while the least C
expensive are only
Round Dining Room Tables (the
latest out.) Just what you want at
from $50 down "
High Back Dining Room Chairs
more than you have seen before in
your life ranging in price ilkfl-
up from each "UC
Sideboards We have the size you
want and at the price you want to
oay. oiiie as high as '.(, others
very nice and neat,
Very pretty china closets
for $12 C1J,
Others as fine as could be desired.
Parlor Cabinets The very latest on
the market and the finest we could
buy from the manufacturers. We
sell them at 10 per cent less than
any other house in the tri-cities.
Xobby Dressing- Tables Genuine
Polished Mahogany finished.
Iieautiful two-piece solid mahoganv
colonial parlor suits, bought espe
cially for holiday trade, and just
unpacked this week. Upholstered
with figured hair cloth. Others
would charge more, but we will sell
inspect our Nepotian Be .1 room
Suites, made of solid mahogany and
also of natural burch. You will say
they are the finest you C
have ever seen at J9m.JJ
Fancy Rockers Kvery
shape, and any kind of
.lesire, at prices from
f.'iS down to ,
Nice Center Tables In all the lat
est woods and styles. We have
them at any price j-ou care to pay
down from $20 to as
Hall Trees Nothing-more appropri-
lte for Xmas, take your choice at
any price you want. -Sice
hall trees at
Cheaper ones as low as $4,
and fine ones
C A Tt P T S Be sure and visit our carpet department on the fourth .floor; one of &
A ioroct i fv,A ctntP finnr snace 60x120 feet, filled with Carpets, ttt
. fclAW 1U1 tWJfc- AA f m-- - i -
nnioctir onH Imnnfted Rticr?-
INGRAIN CARPETS in pretty patterns and colors, per yard from 85c down to 30c. Kn '
BRUSSELS CAR. PEST, private pattnyns, with or without borders, per yard from 85c down to 5V.
Velvet and Axminster Carpets, in beautiful patterns and colors, something extraordinary, with or
without borders, per yard from $1.50 down to 70c.
T TT r 6 The celebrated Bundhor Wilton Rupr in aU sizes, price from S35 down to S3.40.
f K U 3j O Fine line of patterns in Axminster Rugs sizes and prices of all descriptions A large line
. . , . . of both Body Brussels and Topestry Rugs. s .
Lace CurtaJns and Portiers. a large and handsome line to select from. -
The Best Furniture House in the Tri-Cities
Cor. 2nd Avenue and !6tK St.