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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1902.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16M Second
Avenue, Rock Island, I1L Entered at the
Poatofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTKB CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cenu per week. Weekly,
1.00 per year In advance.
All communication of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, mutt
have real name attached f orpnbllcatlon. No
uch articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
Ship la Bock Island county.
Saturday, December 20.
There are few largre sums to which
more people have contributed than to
liockefeller's $4,000,000 check for his
Standard Oil dividend which he re
ceived this month.
When beautiful theories run up
p.ainst finance there is :i pyrotechnic
flash and a burned odor. Uev. Shel
don, of Kansas, is organizing a life in
surance company on a moral basis.
An Ann Arbor professor has discov
ered seven new poisons. The old fa
vorites, however, will still continue in
demand, and answer all legitimate
and illegitimate purposes of destruc
tion. Uncle Shelby Cullom does not ap
pear to have caught up with any of
those bad trusts as yet. Ferhaps he,
also, like Hanna, will find th-at "there
ain't no bad 'uns nowheres!" Atlanta
The United States court refuses to
allow the salt trust to go bankrupt.
Coming- at the. height, of anti-trust
clamor, this is discouraging. The trust,
lhat will voluntarily go defunct is a
The N'ew York World says that pri
vate railway stations are the latest
"wrinkle" for country families of
wealth. At these they can alight with
out being disturbed by or coming in
contact with the common people.
The Kansas man who proposes to
raffle himself and his farm to liia'r
riageable women at 5 cents a
'"chance" is a true financier. If the
scheme works he'll get a wife and a
pocket full of spending money and
still have the farm.
The status of the Venezuela busi
ness warrants the anticipation on the
part of the Chicago Chronicle that
Chauneey M. Depew will shortly le
heard from. It will be remembered
that, when the Maine was sunk. Mr.
Depew galloped home to Xew York
from .lekle island issuing appeals to
his turbulent countrymen to stop this
fool talk of war with Spain, "because
it hurts stocks." A similar patriotic
deliverance may now be expected
from Chauneey at any hour of the
dav or night.
By way of illustrating one of the
differences between Lords Roberts
jpnd Kitchener they 'are telling this
story in London: Just before "Bobs"
left Caje Town he assigned an officer
to a particular duty- and asked how
soon it could be done. The colonel
said in about a fortnight. Lord Rob
erts unid pleasantly: "I know you will
do the best, you can." Later the colo
nel told Kitchener about the matter.
'Now. colonel," sa:d the new command
der, "if you can't do it in a week we
shall have to see about sending you
home." The job was done in the time
tet bv Kitchener.
The "Free Trade Almanac" for 1903,
issued by the American Free Trade
league, of Boston; has made its ap
pearance. In addition to the monthly
calendars, etc., it contains a number
of valuable free trade articles, statis
tics, etc., prepared by men well vers
ed on the phases of the question these
articles relate to. The league will
furnish the almanac at $1.00 per hun
dred for distribution, and will also
send a copy to any address on re
ceipt of two cent stamp. Address
Hazard Stevens, secretary. Paddock
building. Bostoa, Mass.
A most interesting Christmas ex
periment is related by a Xew York
paper, which shows that poverty is
not a bar to the Christmas spirit of
giving even to the extent of sacrifice.
A $5 bill was given to a poor boy and
another to a. poor girl of the tene
ments to see just what they would
buy for themselves. The boy bought
a nice doll and a toy piano for his
sister, while the little girl bought a
doll for her sister and some handker
chiefs for her mother. It is not ex
pected that, a boy of ten or a girl of
seven -will be either philosophers --or
saints. If these poor children had
spent every cent, of the money given
them upon their own needs or dress
es, who would have blamed them?
But they did not. Though there must
have been hundreds of things they
wanted, each bought something for
the others- What an example of self-
sacrificing generosity is furnished by
these poor little children.
Principle Ignored for Politics.
. The majority of the committee on
insular affairs in the house has a
proved a reduction of the duties on,
imports from the PhilipjMnes from the
73 pcf cent of the Dingley rates,
which were devilled on at the last ses
sion, to - per cent of those rates.
While the matter was under dis
cussion the democratic members of
the committee worked for the com
plete abolition of the duties, but Rep
resentative McClellan announced that
if it were imjMissible to get a free
trade amendment before the house
lie and hisdemocratic colleague would
supiHirt the bill because the! reduc
tion was ait improvement so far as it
went. It was under these circum
stances that the bill was favorably
reported, anil it would be interesting
now to know why the majority stop
ped where they did.
This will become evident upon a
statement of the trade for the last
fiscal year, from which it appears
that the total, imports amounted to
$6,612,700. divided in greater part as
Sugar : $ 1S8,1."0
Cabinet woods 1,395
Filers, vegt'ble and textile
Scrap iron 972
In the volume of American trade
this whole business is almost a nega
tive quantity, and there is no posible
menace in its development. If the
sugar were multiplied many times
over it could not make up the annual
deficit on the American and Cuban
crops in this market, and in both su
garand tobacco distance ami the mag
nitude of the supplies nearer home,
make a fear of competition absurd.
The figure on fibers is large com
paratively sjeaking, but unmanufac
tured fibres are already free under
the Dingley law, while the rate on
the manufactured can hardly be ne
cessary to save some home, industry
from destruction from the Filipinos.
We may indicate this the more clear
ly by a reference to the tables of the
bureau of statistics for the first ten
months of this calendar year. The to
tal imports are put at $7.29S.22(); the
imports of Manila, duty free, at $7.
214.746. Chicago Record-Herald.
Free trade is not established with
the Philippines for the same reason
that what President McKinley term
ed "our plain duty" was avoided in
the establishment of commercial re
lations with Porto Rico. The justice
of the priniciple is established and ac
knowledged, but it would never do
for the republican party to fo on re
cord in supjort of it. The tariff
must be upheld, though the heavens
Arbitration Always Itigbt.
As to the Venezuelan affair, Ben
Franklin's saying may be appropri
ately altered to read. '"There never
was a good war nor a bad arbitra
tion." Hither through our Minister
Bowen or by invoking the good offices
of other tribunal, the trouble should
The British Avar office repudiates
the sinking of one of Venezuela's war
ships and puts the responsibility of it
wholly on Germany's shoulders. This
is a practical acknowledgment that
the "mailed-fist" business is being
overdone at La Guayra as it was at
Peking. Public opinion in Great
Britain, whose share of the total
"'claims" of $2,000,000 is but $100,000. is
evidently alive to the mixture of the
burlesque and the brutal in this unde
clared "war." It is a ridiculous. as well
as dangerous demonstration for such
a little debt.
Castro's tardy proposition for a
settlement by arbitration offers a
way out which in London seems to be
favorably regarded. Germany has dis
claimed any intention of acquiring
Granted that the Castro govern
ment has behaved badly to its credi
tors, the chastisement already ad
ministered is enough for all useful
purposes. The bad boy- having been
spanked to the point where he cries
out that he is ready to "be good," it
is pure cruelty to prolong the appli
cation of the corrective slipper.
All parties to the vexatious con
troversy should submit their griev
ances to impartial influences for ad
justment, and there is no better time
for the clove of peace to hover than
the present. This should be the sea
son for animosities to be buried, dis
cord to cease and good will to pre
vail among nations as well as men.
Prof. Kobisison on the Trust Ques
tion. Prof. M. II. Robinson, professor of
industry and transportation in the
University of Illinois, has an article
in the November number of the Yale
Review on the trust question as dealt
with in the report of the industrial
commission. Prof. Robinson treats of
various phases of the trust question
in particular, the causes of consolida
tion, the form of consolidated indus
tries, the monopoly power of "combi
nations, and the public control of con
solidations. The causes of consolida
tion he describe as competition, the
desire to lower the cost of production
and distribution, and the desire to se
cure a monopoly. Of these, the first
and third he regards as permanently
active, the second' as operative only
so long as the maximum of economy
iii production and distribution is not
attained. Prof. Robinson criticises
the report of the commission for its
lack of completeness in dealing with
the monopoly power of combinations.
The chief defect, of the report of the
commission," he says, "is that it often
deals with opinions when it might
have given us facts."
With regard to the public control
of combinations. Prof. Rqhiusou calls
attention to the fact that the laws, of
the different states regarding corpo
rations do not meet conditions as
they exist at the present day. The re
port of the commission emphasizes
this fact, he says, and if it "should
have no better effect, save that of cabl
ing attention to the absolute neces
sity of revising the corporation laws
to fit the changed economic condi
tions, it should be justified in its ex
istence." Interesting Illinois School Figures.
" The annual report of Alfred Bay
liss, state superintendent of public in
struction, which has just been com
pleted, gives valuable statistical in
formation relative to the schools of
the state during the last year. The re
port shows, among other things, the
The last, school census found 1.601,
175 persons between the tiges of 6 an 1
l years. There were - 22.273 more
boys than girls. The enrollment show
ed: Boys in graded schools, 314,921;
girls in graded schools.322.SM; boys
in ungraded schools, 174. 1HS; g-irls in
ongraded schools, 1. "'.).."; V; total. 971,
841. The average daily attendance in
all grades was 76S.057. '
The wages paid to male teachers
ranged from !12.."0 to $300 a month.
Female teachers were paid from $10
to $250 a month. The average wages
of male teachers were $64.55 and of
female teachers $54.18 a month. There
are 27.186 teachers employed in the
The whole number of persons be
tween the ages of 6 and 21 rejJorted as
unable to read and write was 614.
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
Four hundred thousand persona are
reixrted to be destitute and starving as
a result of the crop failure in Finland.
A semi-official announcement places
the Italian claims against Venezuela
The house committee on commerce
has reported favorably the bill requir
ing safety appliances for coupling cars.
Winston Chrrchill, the author, is 111
in St. Iouis. where he is visiting rela
tives. Mrs. Lelia Monson was arrested at
Ashford. Conii.. charged with poison
ing Mrs. Julia A. Wilson, an old
and well-known resident of that town.
The LuetgTt sausage factory at Chi
cago has been purchased by a fur
niture manufacturing firm for a fur
An attempt was made to kill Gov
ernor Jennings, of Florida, by a lunatic
named Holt, who escaped from a
Fire destroyed the terminal station
of the Long Island railroad. in .Long
Island City, causing a loss of about
The Countess T'boldi and Prince
Reggio were found dead at the Hotel
liomltardi. Genoa; double suicide is the
John Roche, idpuiImt of the British
parliament for Kast Galway, has be-'n
given a month in jail for unlawful
Engineer .Times Murphy, Kane Pa.,
and Engineer Charles IMeffebach, Erie,
Ta., were killed in a wreck near Wll
more. Pa., on the P. and E.
The czar has granted amnesty to the
students banished for rioting on his
The round-up of Lad rones in Rlzal
province, Luzon, P. I., is proceeding
David Fleming, of Elizabethtown. N.
Y., threw his golf stick into his caddy's
eye and knocked it out, for which he
has to pay $t.000, says the Jury.
It is now known that nearly 1,000
persons were killed by the earthquake
Dec 16 at Andijan, Russian Central
Public Praise Is Public Property Rock Is
land People Star Profit by Loral
Grateful people will talk. Tel
their experience for public good
Rock Island citizens praise Doan's
Kidney Pills. Kidney sufferers ap
preciate this. They find relief for
every kidney ill. -Read what this citi
II. XV. .Thompson, photographer:
"I noticed -for some time a sluggish
ness of my kidneys. The secretions
from them were highly colored, con
tained a sediment and had an often
sive odor. To my mind it was a fore
runner of kidney complaint and anx
ious to get rid of it before further
complications set in more difficult to
check, when I heard about Doan's
Kidney Pills I obtained a box at Mar
shall & Fisher's drug store. I took
them as directed. In a short time
the trouble disappeared and the kid
neys performed their functions pro
perly. My wife also used Doan's
Kidney Pills, and is as firm a be
liefer in their merits as I."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
Xew York, sole agents for the United
States. Remember the name Doan's
and take no substitute.
Warning. Warm Ins;
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 hare stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives
of their victims.. For sale by all
DAILY SHORT STORY
His Mysterious Friend
Ern?ftt Trevor was pacing back arid
forth nervously in his office. He had
bought stocks by dejositing with a
broker 10 per cent of their value, and
as they had dec lined 10 ier cent he had
been called upon for another 10 per
cent. If it were not forthcoming, the
stocks would be sold, and he would not
get the lienctit of a subsequent rise that
would probably occur. In fact, he
would be ruined.
Trevor was engaged to the daughter
of a wealthy man who had given his
consent to the marriage on Trevor's
representation that he was worth $100.-.
000. This was true at tjw time the rep
resentation was made, but Trevor, hav
ing leen c-uught in the decline of stocks,
was now worth nothing. Nevertheless,
as he had no more funds, he wrote n
note to his broker to that effect and
consenting to the? sale of his security.
This he did with a heavy heart since he
considered it equivalent to the breaking
of his engagement.
He was sealing the uote when a- mes
senger entered with a communication
from the cashier of the lmnk where he
kept his funds. He sighed as he tore
off the envelope, knowing that his ac
count was overdrawn and exiiecting a
notification to that effect. To his aston
ishment the note read as follows:
We. have to notify you that the sum of
$20.00) has been placed to your credit in
Mr. Trevor's emotions inay Ik? better
imagined than described. Was it a mis
take of the bank? Had the wrong per
son lKen notified? He stepjied to the
telephone and called up the cashier.
"Who placed 20,000 to my credit?"
"Hold the wire."
In a few minutes came the reply,
"The check was payable to Martin
Copeland, who made it payable to
"You have made a mistake. I don't
know such a man. Who is he?"
There was another request to hold
the wire, and in live minutes the infor
mation came that the bank did not
know Mr. Copeland and had no occa
sion to know him since the check had
been certified by a bank that was ier
fectly good. This meant that the bank,
and not Mr. Copeland, was responsible.
"Thank you. Good by."
Some one must have blundered. The
money could not possibly come from
any friend, for there was no one among
those devoted to Trevor who could or
would risk such an amount for friend
ship. Nevertheless, since he had honor
ably notified the bank of the probable
error, he had done? all that could be ex
pected of him and. with plenty of
money to his credit, did not proiose to
let a fortune slip through his lingers.
He tore up the note he had written to
his broker and wrote another, inclosing
a check for r.0W. He stayed in his
otlice till . o'clock, expecting to get a
notice from the broker that the Itauk
had after all refused payment, but no
notice came, nor did any ever come.
Later he was obliged to send another
check for margins for $r,(HR), which
was also paid. When the market
turned. Trevor plunged on the remain
ing $10,MI0 to his credit, and in the end
he not only regained what he had lost,
but trebled it. He then sent a check
for $20,000 to his bank for Martin
Copeland. asking the cashier to let him
know what became of it. He was in
formed that his check had been sent to
the bank on which the original check
to him had been drawn and had not
been returned. It was supposed that
Mr. Copeland had received It.
The evening after Trevor had sent
the check to Mr. Copeland he called
at the- house of his fiancee. Miss
Eleanor Buckley, to take her to the
opera. He found Mr. Buckley and his
daughter standing over a number of
necklaces, bracelets and other orna
ments from which the gems had been
extracted and were missing. There was
a scowl on the father's face, and the
daughter was evidently troubled. Tre
vor was informed that Mr. Buckley,
noticing that his daughter was going
out without her jewels, had asked
where they were. The result was the
production of a good deal of gold, but
no Jewels. For this she gave no ex
planation. At this Juncture a servant entered
and handed Miss Buckley a package.
She opened it and displayed the miss
"How's this?" exclaimed Mr. Buck
ley. "Those are the' identical Jewels
on which I recently lent $20,000. The
request for a loan came while stocks
were tumbling, and, though I don't
lend on jewels, at that time they were
better than any securities offering."
The secret was out. Miss Buckley,
knowing that her lover was in financial
difficulty, had sent her Jewels to her
father through an acquaintance whom
neither knew and placed the money
borrowed on them to Trevor's credit.
Mr. Buckley frowned. He had heard
that Trevor was a loser in stocks and
feared that his fortune had disap
peared. "My consent," he said, "was gained
on condition of your being worth n
Thanks to the loveliest girl in the
world, I am worth three times that
amount. Had the check not been forth
coming I would have leen ruined."
This was an argument the capital
ist could uuderstand, and his frown
turned Into a smile. Going to his
daughter, lie kissed her affectionately
and grasied Trevor by the hand.
Miss Buckley went to the opera with
out her jewels, but she was told so
often during the evening that she was
herself the most precious "jewel In the
world that this didn't matter. After
the opera, when they were nlone, her
lover gave her a kiss for every jewel
she had hypothecated, repeating 'the
process as many times as there were
Jewels. W A LL ACEFL0 YD.
"Is he a good dog for burglars?"
"I guess so; de feller I bought him off
iruz a burglar." New .York Journal.
Truth of tbe Matter.
Bcfole a ud after taklnj
Sulci In Society.
"Mv clear, there is such a crush here
-simply crowded, you know!"
"Why. who is her;-":''
"Oh, nobody at all."
One Comfort Aayway.
"I am sorry to hear, my poor woman.
that your husband has run away and
"Well, mum. It will be one mouth, lesa
She It must be a terrible shock to a
womau when a man proposes.
He It must be a bigger shock .when
be doesn't propose.
Harpld Did you ever take your girl
out in an automobile?
Percy I did once, but she screamed
o every time I. ran over anybody that
It made me nervous. Chicago Ameri
can, . 1 .' .
One For Her.
Mark down sale is go
ing on at the new Cloth
ing Store, from 20 to
25 per cent saved on
every Suit and Over
coat. One week only.
All New Goods.' 4
GUSTAFSON & HAYES
1714 Second Avenue.
HAIR UKC THIS
within a few months.
kills the dandruff gems
that cause falling hair
and finally baldness. No
other preparation but.
T ! 1 - I'll, .1.. A.n
IierpitlUC KlliS uicuau- i
rl n i 17 crt-rm . Destroy the
cause, you remove the effect.
Herpciue is a cieiignuui nair
dressing for regular toilet use.
LrvTxcsTos, Mojtt., Sept. 90, KD.
I liave uwl one-half buttle 1.1 Ilerpli-me,
and my head t free from danrtnitl and my
liairlie not fa'.l out a formerly. lain very
nmrh enthnaed over the result, and have
recuuuusuded it to a number of my friends.
Wins Mabisold Baldwin.
For Sale at all First-Class Drug Stores.'a
For sale by T. II. Thomas, druggist
Of all kinds, both in bulk
and fancy boxes. The cele
brated Allegretti, Gunther,
and Lowney chocolates
fresh at all times.
Also candies of our
own make a sje
cialty. Hot lunch
served at all times.
COIN'S PALACE OF
1810 2d Ave. 4th and Brady.
E. H. Guyer, Attorney.
State of nil nois, I
ttoos: Island County, i
In tbe Circuit Curt of sId County. In chan
cery Foreclosure ro ow
Tbo neck is'std Mutual Building, Loan snd
Is a vines Association,
John Goossens, Victoria Goossens, Hary A
Notice is hereby given, tbat by virtue of
Jecree of said Court, entered In the above
sntitled cause on the tid day or ueceoer,
A. IX 1902, I shall, on Saturday, the ith
lay or November, A. D. , 1902, at the hour of
two. o'clock la the afternoon, at the
North door of the Court House. In the
City of Rock Island, in said County of
Rock Island, to sattofy said decree, sell at
publlo vendue to the highest bidder for
oash in hund, that certain parcel of land
situate In the County of Rock Island and
State of Illinois, known and described as
Lot No. two (i In block No. one hundred
and seventy-eight (ITS), la the town of East
Dated at Moltne, Illinois, this fourth day of
November, A. D., 1jc.
. Walter J. Entikuc. -
Master In Chancery. Koek Island County, Iil
E. H. Gutw, Complainants' Solicitor .
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It's Quality That Counts
In Coal it's quality that makes
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is quality that makes possible
consumption of 90 per cent of
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vVe handle both hard and soft de
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Telephone 1133. - -