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PILE ARGUS, SATtTltDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1902.
with its lovely seaside resorts,
orange proves, beautiful gar
dens aiul quaint old mission
towns is visited every
year by thousands ot
tourists who travel
over the U niuu
' " it is the best
: and quick- .
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running'
Four Personally Conducted. Ex
cursions to California everv week
For full information call on
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193 South Clark St.,
ALWtffS THE BEST.
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Spend the Winter in
! Calif omia-Why Not?
It's hard to understand why people
will stay all winter in Rock Island,
suffering from cold and risking dis
ease, vhen it is bo easy, if one has
the time, and so inexpensive now-a-dzys
to go to California. Why not
spend the winter, or part of it, there? -The
price of a through ticket U sur
prisingly low, and we -can tell you of
first-rate boarding houses and hotels
where you can live for from $7 to
$15 per week.
We run a through standard sleeping .
car every day "from Galesburg to Cali
fornia, and every week "Personally
Conducted" parties leave Galesburg
in Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars, in
which a double berth, holding two, costs .
but $6. The route of these parties ia
Through Colorado by daylight
and past Salt Lake City, the most
intensely interesting ride in America.
Ffn to-day for a copy of our Cali
fornia. Tourist folder, which tells
ail abont these parties, and with
it, if requested, we will genii a
copy of our booklet telling alxjut
th "hotels, boarding houses, their
FRANK A. HART, Pass'r Agent C. B. A Q. Depot
.VX5 . Telephone 1 180.
CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, TEX
AS AND POINTS IN' OTHER
STATES. THE BEST IN EV
ERYTHING. Homeseekers a.rvd Colo
nist Excursions to West
ON THE FIRST AND THIRD
TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH
AT VERY LOW RATES.
Let me advise and arrange for
yon. , '
' H. D. MACK,
General A pent.
Phone West 1208. 210 Eighteenth St.
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Washington. Dec. 8. In the recon
struction of the White House, by which
provision was made for nu office for
the president, there was an annoy in,
oversight. The coal bin In the basement
was on the wrong side of the building
because the architects and builders
forgot to make provision for. the stor
age of coal until the president's office
was nearly completed, and then there
was nowhere else to put it.
Still another oversight was the fail
ure to provide in the rear of the house
facilities for the removal of coal ashes.
So there has been placed in the front
basement an ugly looking crane, and
when ashes accumulate this is taken
out and fastened beside, the big- front
doors, and the ashes are hoisted to the
ground in buckets. Naturally consider
able dust is thus occasioned. Between
the grime which fills the air when coal
is unloaded and the ashes which fly
when the fireroom is cleaned out it will
probably not be long before the front
of the executive offices, now a clear
cream white, is two or three shades
darker than the rest of the building.
The oversight regarding the coal bin
caused the deliberations of the cabinet
to be rudely
other day. A
coal w a g o n
loaded with an
up in front of
office, and the
his horses di
rectly in front
of the doors
the cabinet min
isters had just
passed. He lift
ed an iron trap,
hole, into which
began to shovel
the coal. The
din and clatter
dous and lasted
THE DIN AND CLATTER for uour as
WERE TREMENDOUS. fl
wagons were unloaded before the Job
When the noise had become almost
unendurable. Secretary Moody is said
to have turned to Secretary Root and
"This strenuous president of ours is
always making trouble."
"Why, what has he been doing now'"'
asked the war secretary.
"Well," replied the secretary of the
navy under his breath, "if he hadn't
interfered in the coal strike we proba
bly wouldn't now be annoyed by this
abominable clatter." ,
It was at the close of this cabinet
meeting, so the story goes, that Presi
dent Roosevelt gave Secretary Moody
a quiet little rap. The holder of the
naval portfolio ventured to make some
jocular reference to the president's un
successful bear hunting experience in
the Mississippi canebrakes.
"Well, I didn't mistake a negress for
a turkey," is the retort reported from
the president, and the laugh was on
Some weeks ago the secretary came
back from a hunting trip in South Car
olina' with a story that Commander
Stoney of the Dolphin, who was with
him, in firing at a turkey sent a load
of shot into a big, fat negro mammy.
The commander insists . that it was
Secretary Moody who made this blun
der and "that the latter lougbt all the
produce in the black mammy's garden
and her chickens to boot at fancy
prices to calm her wounded feelings.
The reassembling of congress always
brings to the national capital a horde
of nafrlots who are wlll-
ing, for a consideration,
to serve their country as
consuls and secretaries of
legations or in other posi
tions "equally good."
This time is no excep
tion to the rule. The
trials and tribulations as
well as the persistency of
some of these patriots during the pe
riod in which they are endeavoring to
convince the appointive powers of their
peculiar fitness for the places they
seek are aptly illustrated by a story
told in reminiscent mood by a well
known state department official:
"We were a small coterie of do or die
officeseekers camped in Washington
for the purpose of landing big plums
some years ago. The best hotel In
town was hone too good when we be
gan our campaigns", and we came
from almost every section of the coun
tryit was here that we met and
formed our trust. Among the number
was a candidate for the post of minis
ter to Siam, whose name I will not
"The president was slow to recognize
our abilities, and our friends in con
gress had difficulty in convincing him
that the country needed our services,
so we declined into a second rate
boarding house. Time went, and so
did our money. The president remained
unconvinced, and we all landed in a
cheap lodging house over a five cent
lunch counter. Hope deferred made
our appetites for office grow stronger,
and we stuck it out in spite of dismal
surroundings and very bad food.
"One day when we were all lined np
at the lunch counter a friend rushed In
waving an evening paper and grasped
the candidate for Siam vigorously by
'Congratulate you, old man!' he ex
claimed, with a beaming face.
- 'What for?'
" 'You have landed Siam. Here It la
In the paper. Name gone to the Bcnate.
"Our. friend turned white, dropped
his piece of yesterday's apple pie on
the iioor and made a break for the
'Where nre you going?' we shouted.
'To dinner. Send my trunk back to
the Arlington. Don't suppose I can
associate with common officeseekers, do
"It was the first break In our ranks,
and we didn't like the manner of his
going at all, but as we all finally land
ed in civil service places and as our
old friend has since been hunting for a
job we forgave him."
The reasonable assurance that lion.
Joseph G. Cannon will le chosen speak
er of the l? lfty-eighth
congress gives rise to a
llood of stories about the
veteran Illinois repre
sentative. Always a tow
ering and interesting fig
ure in public and private
life, "Uncle Joe" Is now
more than ever the cen
ter of political attention.
While Mr. Cannon is a thorough and
uncompromising Republican partisan
and sees little of political virtue in the
"other fellows," he is personally popu
lar on both sides of the chamber of
representatives, and his Democratic
colleagues are quite willing to admit
that he will make a good speaker. 'The
Democrat who tries to tangle him up
on a point of parliamentary law or pro
cedure, however, will have a sorry job.
"Uncle Joe" has been tangling other
persons so long that lie knows the en
tire system. He can play it with his
Once last winter Speaker Henderson
called Mr. Cannon to the chair. There
came a vote. Nine or ten "aj-es" stood
up. Cannon counted them slowly and
deliberately. Then he called for the
"noes." There were 150 of them. Can
non began. to count.
The usual method by which an expe
rienced speaker counts votes is tp sep
arate them into groups of ten. Reed
and Henderson were nwvelously ex
pert at it. They could tell how many
men were standing on the floor in a
Cannon sawed the voters off one by
one with an up and down movement
of his lony right arm. When lie had
laborously reached fifteen, he leaned
over to the clerk and said:
"Oh, never mind, make it a hundred."
As a presiding officer Mr. Cannon has
always been a bit m-rvous in the chair,
especially when the debate op the floor
became heated. If a spirited discus
sion was in progress, he would invaria
bly turn to Mr. Hinds, clerk at the
speaker's desk and the parliamentary
authority of the house, and say:
"Watch out now. Hinds. Keep track
of things. I'm getting interested in this
And then in less than three minutes
he would beckon some member to the
chair, return to the floor and plunge
into the thick of the light.
Representative Cannon when consid
ering official business never wastes
words and some
times his coun
day during the
last session a
committee of the
jkl zens called on
Mr. Cannon In
his capacity as
chairman of the
to urge an ap
the beginning of
the project for a
across the Foto
said the leader
of the delega
tion, "to talk
over the matter
of a memorial
"I'M oetttno inter
"The what?" asked Mr. -Cannon, look
ing up from a big pile of letters and
accounts on his desk.
"The memorial bridge. You see"
He never got any further.
"Don't you know" And that was
all "Uncle Joe" had to say in words,
for, taking the cue from the expression
of his face, the committee filed out of
the room one after another, silent and
wiser. This ended all efforts for an
appropriation for the time being.
Referring to the incident the other
day, a close friend of Mr. Cannon said:
"You always know what 'Uncle Joe'
means by what he says and sometimes
by what he does not say. He will be
an ideal autocrat of the speaker's ta
ble." SAMUEL HUBBARD.
Put a pint and a half of rich -milk
Into a double boiler over the fire with
the third of a vanilla bean split and
cut in small pieces, let it come to a
boil and stir in two ounces of fine,
sweet chocolate, grated, and a lump of
butter the size of a walnut. Let it boil
for a few moments and remove from the
fire. Beat very light four eggs and
strain the chocolate gradually over
them, stirring all the time. Add a lit
tle salt and sugar If necessary. Rinse
a plain mold in cold water, pour the
custard into it, set tbe mold into a pan.
of hot. water and bake twenty-five min
utes. .Test with a knife. Too long
cooking makes the custard watery. It
must be served Ice cold and rxtoy be
prepared the day lefore. Serve with
cream or soft boiled custard.
Xlavana, Dec. 4. The opening of the
new line of railway uniting navana
and the central provinces of Cuba with
the eastern part of Santiago marked
not only an important advance in the
development of the island, but a new
triumph for Sir William Van Home,
the great American railroad builder.
In many wars this new line will be
remarkable. Through sleepers will be
jun between Havana and Santiago.
Once the different steins and branch
roads projected are all completed the
entire system will be operated by elec
tric power, generated from the natural
oil wells located along the railway and
owned by the company. The through
trip from Havana to Santiago will be
made in a day, whereas it formerly
took travelers three to four days to
! journey from port to port.
Not only will the railroad prove a
boon to the island, but it will also be
of immense value to its promoters and
9wners. In addition to large deposits
of petroleum mid valuable coal mines,
never as yet worked, the Van Home
people hold a million or more acres of
the richest lands in eastern and central
Cuba and numerous copper, manga
nese, iron, silver and gold "stakings."
These will now be made to yield their
riches, thanks to the new transporta
As a result Sir William and his as
sociates, all wt-althy men. are in a fair
way to increase their fortunes in no
small degree' and to rapidly realize
good dividends on the capital they have
invested in this Cuban enterprise.
The personality of the man at the
head of the new railway system is
doubly interesting to Americans, inas
much as he was born in the United
States, although he Is now a British
subject, a step which he took in view
of the fact that he had made his home
in Canada and was prominently iden
tified with great British financial inter
ests. Sir William was born at Joliet,
III., in 1S34 and entered the railway
service as a telegraph operator on the
Illinois Central. His earlier years were
spent in and about Chicago. He tilled
scores of positions, each belter than the
other, until lsTH. when he was made
general supcriLteiidcnt of the Chicago,
SIR WILLIAM VAN HORNH.
Milwaukee and St. Paul road. His
tremendous energy and active brain
made him even then a conspicuous
figure among railroad men.
In 1S82 Sir William, then plain Mr.
I Van Home, established a connection
which was destined to influence his
whole life and to put him in the front
ranks of railroad organizers. The
Canadian Pacific at that time was In
need of an able general manager, and
the position was tendered to Mr. Van
Home. He accepted it, establishing his
headquarters in Montreal. Two years
later he was elected vice president,
and in 188S he' became president of the
great system that stretched iron rails
from ocean to wean.
When the rond was opened, it was
freely predicted that it would bank
rupt the stockholders and prove a seri
ous drain on the resources of the Do
minion of Canada. For a time it did
indeed make slow headway, but under
Mr. Van norne's administration it has
steadily paid dividends and has been
one of the - marked successes among
vast railroad enterprises of recent
' In recognition of his services to the
British empire Mr. Van Home was
knighted by Queen Victoria in 1S14,
and he now enjoys the distinction of
being a knight commander of the most
distinguished Order of St. Michael and
His position as executive head of the
Canadian Pacific has never been a sin
ecure. When he began service with tbe
road, his task was almost superhuman,
since it combined the financing of the
company and the overcoming of the
physical problems incidental to the op
eration of a line through a mountain
ous region, where snow and ice are
common much of the year. Like every
other successful pioneer railroad presi
dent, he determined to study these
problems at short range and work out
their solution himself. He went here,
there and everywhere, seeing things
with his own eyes and dealing with
the situation on the spot.
That such a man is well equipped
for the task before him in Cuba goes
without saying. He is row in this Is
land, planning and working, dealing
as enthusiastically with the problems
presented here as he dealt with those
that confronted him years ago in the
Rocky mountains. HAYS DUBOIS.
TOLD OF AUTHORS. .
Whr Barrie Ia Sot Popular Xt
Thrnmi-Mrr of tbe Lamb.
New York, Dec. 8. James M. Barrie
is persona nou grata in Thrums, or Gir
riemuir, which you must pronounea
Kirriemuir if you do not wish to be re
garded askance by the Thrums "fowk."
Barrie drew from life and must share
the opprobrium that attaches to pro
saic things in the minds of the prosate
"Do I ken Jeems Barrie?" said the
old Janitor of the town hall. "Oh, aye,
I ken 'ini as I kent his father an tnitu
er afore Mm."
"Have you read his books?"
There was a reservation in the tone
which piqued the visitor's curiosity.
"Don't you like them?"
"I'm naethinklu muckle aboot them,
ney! I know mony a story that my
gran'mither told me that'd be better
than ony o' Jeems Barrio's."
Oirriemuir is a weaving town. That
is how Barrie happened to call it
Thrums. The thrums are the ends of
j.i it cm m a s eij i'.rur -
"HAVE YOU READ HIS IKKiK.S?"
the threads which remain in the loom
after the finished web is cut out. They
go only to the ragbag, and that seems
to be at the bottom of the village griev
ance against Barrie. The pride of the
natives seems touched ln'cause, as they
insist, they have been represented as
thrums a thing useless and worthless.
No amount of argument -:in make
them see it In any other light; hence
Barrie's uiqiopularity in his own town.
Perhaps Mr. Barrie doesn't care; per
haps lie does. The author of "Senti
mental Tommy" is quite a philosopher.
He can le delightfully whimsical at
times, too almost as whimsical as in
his latest story, "The Little White
It is told of Mr. Barrie that on meet
ing a famous fellow author for the first
time he responded to the other's compli
ments by saying:
"It's all very well to be able to write
books, but can you waggle your ears?"
The ability to do so is one of Mr. Bar
rie's many accomplishments. When the
late Henry Drummond was lecturing to
a class of students on natural science,
he mentioned that the power of moving
the scalp and ears was one of the few
characteristics of our simian ancestors
occurring occasionally in men. and im
mediately several of the students gave
practical demonstration of it, much to
The popularity of tho very common
place nursery jingle. "Mary hart a lit
tle, lamb," is one ot the mysteries of
American literature. Nevertheless, it i
popular. Therefore there are many peo
ple, no doubt, who will welcome a Imok
puriKirtinp to fzivc the true story of the
real Mary and the real lamb as told by
Mary herself and by the hitter's friend
and biotrrapher, Fannie M. Diekerson.
Mary, it appears, was one Mary Saw
yer, who subsequently became Mrs. Co
lumbus Tyler and died in Hoston at
the aj;e of eighty-three on lu-c. 11.
IKS!). The incident celebrated in the
Jintrle occurred in the sehoolhouse at
Sterling. Mass. It was seized upon and
versified by a - "bright young man"
named John lloulstone. who happened
to he visiting the school at the time,
lie, however, wrote only the first three
stanzas. "In 129 in a book of poems
published by Mrs.- Sarah Joseph three
stanzas were added to these;" hence
the poem in its entirety as it is known
to young ajnd old even to this day.
Miss Diekerson has made one odd
mistake. For Mrs. Sarah Joseph read
Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale, a famous
American bluestocking and philan
thropist of the first half of the nine
The Cat Journal has doubtless many
subscribers, for the circle of puss'
adorers has widened, vastly and now
Includes many more besides tho lonely
The front page of the journal is
adorned by a portrait of a splendid
Angora, Ited Rambler. Black Beauty
Is another superb creatnre, and the
white Angora kittens Zod.ie and Zenda
are a pair of feline cherubs. Another
bewitching pair are Tontita and Bon
ny. Articles relating to the care of cats
are also to be found in this periodical,
and altogether it is calculated to prove
valuable to those who are Interested iu
pussy either for pleasure or profit.
The editor of an English "ladies' pa
per" says that In a competition to as
certain his readers favorite author one
of those who voted for Miss Corelli and
averred that she loved her books wrote
of her as "Mary Gorilla." Such is
fame. . . RICIJAIiD TUITER.
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You can live comfortably in California
for from $7 to $15 a week.
Many people have the idea that California ia snch a NEW place, and that while it may
be very beautiful out there in the sunshine, and with the fruits and flowers in bloom,
it must bo a pretty expensive country to visit. That probably the prices for board
and everything else are high. It is not so.
A trip to California is not expensive.
To begin with, we are going to sell tickets to California all during 'tho winter at a
price which will enable most anyone to go, so far as the railroad tare is concerned;
and then every week we start "Personally Conducted" parties from Chicago
to go through to Los Angeles. For comfort, interest and economy these tourist
parties unquestionably offer more advantages than any other way. They travel in
Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars, in which a double berth, comfortably holding two
persons, costs only $ti from Galesburg, aDd everythingia the way of bedding, all of the
very nicest sort, is furnished without any extra charge. TLe cars are warm and com
fortable and contain every convenierce, even to a stove on which tea and coffee can
be made by whoever wishes to use it. A special conductor of The Burlington Route
goes all the way through with each party. He is an experienced, thoroughly relia
able man, and his business is to look after the comfort of our patrons, attend to
the baggage, take all the care and anxiety from the minds of all who go along, and
point out and explain the many points of interest passed on the way.
California Hotels and Boarding Houses.
The question of what you shall do after you get to California may bo determined
before you start, because we can furnish you with a little book which tells about all
the hotels and boarding houses, the prices they charge, and the names of the pro
prietors, so that you can write and make all your arrangements for rooms and board
in advance, if you desire. Yon can
from $7 to $15 a week. California is
So why not make the trip if yon have the time. It don't cost much to go. The trip
can be made in comfort, it is intensely interesting, and you can live in California
on very little. At any rate, investigate. Cut out the coupon in this advertisement.
mail it to Mr. Hart, and he will
telling all about California, the book about California hotels and boarding houses,
and a folder which explains abont the Personally Conducted Tourist Parties. He
will tell you al all about the price of tickets, and if requested will be very glad
mdeea to call at your nome to ten you
FRANK A. HART. TrI-City Passenger
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy
Rock Island, III.
Please send me vour book
nia hotels and boarding, houses,
Route Personally conauctea excursions to Oaiitornia.
Used to Find Disease and also to Cure It.
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lied by the X-rays, absolutely free.
The X-rav doctors uudmibledlv
I.einir of dermaii desurn. it is much
see the beatimr of the human heart
and see it.
DISEASES OF WOMEN.
The X-ray doctors invite all of ihcse delicate sufferers to call and
investigate their methods. Do not. despair, but call upon these re
nowned specialists, who will, if your case is curable, inspire yn with
new confidence. Should it. unfortunately, hoveer. be incurable,
they will tell you so and will give you their best advice for your im
mediate relief an 1 further car.'. The X-ray doctors accept for
treatment no incurable cases, but cure thousands given up to die.
A New Discovery T hat Curt-s Men.
Xow being used in America by the X-ray doctors. It was never be
fore used in this country.. This wonlerful new treatment is aston
ishing the world: it piiekly cures, even after all known methods had
failed. Other doctors arc standing in wide-open amazement at its
great results. Lawyers, preachers, mechanics, carpenters and men
of all classes are placing themselves under immediate treatment, all
with permanent cures guaranteed. This wonderful t rca t men t is giv
en only by the X-ray doctors.
" AVe positively cure piles, fistula, const ipa t ion. cat irrh. weak lungs
and deafness, varicocele, nervousness, rupture, kidney, bladder, and
all soeci il -diseases of men and women. Write if you canned call.
Consultation and X-ray examination
within 10 days.
DR. J. ALVIN
And Associate Vhys
Kooms -50. .10 and .11.
Hours. 0 to l.
E. CAST EEL, L.
Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
rXCOlirOKATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. 9100.000- Three-and-a-half Ier Cent Interact Paid on Deposit
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We'act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of. Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. CI Per Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
I. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1S90.
and occupying S. ,K. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building.
get excellent accommodations out there for
really a cheap place to live in.
send you, without charge, a handsome book
an aoout tne details or tne trip.
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about California, vour list of Califor
and information about the Burlington
Sick people now have :i phiee
they e:wi go ami get line
av examinations - 1 lie muim1
ire yHt'ii in (ierinanv. X-ray
treatments are also "riven for
TI $1 stomacn. liver. Ks.neys. ?
stoinaeh. liver. Ki.-lnev:
1 buwc troubles, consumption.
5iiJ nien jiihI namftil urination. A.
1 ii ind all diseases of nun. The
-rav doctors are the "rreatest
-rav experts in the west, there-
wail, call a
once an ! lie exanii
have the fim
X-rav i:i America.
better than most mad
is simple for this machine
free to all invalids who call
HORNE, M. D.
I.vn le r.uilding. Ilock Island,
to .1. 7 to S; Sundays. 0 to 11.
I). MFDGE, II. B. SIMMOX,
Vice President. Cashier
R. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst. -