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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1903
THE AEG O S.
j person he will;' charge a higher profit.
He believes tbie. rich should pay high-
Published Dally and Weekly at J6J4 Seconal er pric es, in order to allow of more
Avenue, Bock Island. I1L Entered at mei oeing given- ii-ee to tne poor. "J in:
Poatofflce as Second-clan matter.) , iih a. curious combination of busines
BT THE J. W. POTTEK CO.
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All communication of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, must
hate re al name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over nctltlou
Correspondence solicited from every to1
sbip In Bock Island county.
Monday, February 23.
It is reported that Attorney Gener
al Knox and President lloosevelt nre
satisfied with the anti-trust legisla
tes eongress. So are the
Mr. Marconi promises to send mes
sages aci"oss the ocean for one cent
a word. Wireless telegraphy is going
to be a big" thing for the down-trodden
The judgment of the divorce court
in the case of the crown princess of
baxony is that she is at liberty to
marry any man she can get with the
exception of the one she wants.
Need oTXavy Increase. ,
According to facts furnished by the
Army and Navy Journal one substan
tial reason for providing for a liberal
antl continuous increase in the en
listed force of the navy is the fact
thaf between .Ian. 1. V.W.I, and July 1.
1004, there will be 3.S76 discharges of
men-by reason of the expiration tf
their terms of enlistment. The sys
tem of four-year enlistments began in
March. lSUS, ami under the operation
of that system there will be 1.28S dis
charges in the first half of the pres
ent year, while between July 1. 190.1
and July 1, 1904. there will be 58S dis
charges, lo thas natural waste of
nearly 1,300 every year must be added
a still larges waste of 638 per month,
or 7.5G6 per yenr. because of death.
medical survey, inaptitude, bad con
duct, dishonorable discharge and tie
sertion. Here is an annual waste of
8.9."G, or considerably more, than one
third of the entire enlisted force of
the navy on its, present- basis of '25.000
I - ' -' ' v ' vwmiu-
1 nous system of repairing this waste.
What is needed in place of the present
nap-hazard method is a system au
thorizing the enlistment every year of
a number of men equal to the annual
waste -as well as enouarh additional
men to provide a full complement for
every new ship placed in commission
This thing of increasing the taxes
of corporations like the Standard Oil
and big railroads without finding a
way to regulate prices and rates is
not what it is cracked up to be. The
only result- is that the consumers
pay the increase through increased
Since the publication of President
lloosevelfs letter deploring the lack
of children in American families he
has received many letters of congrat
ulations from different parts of the
country. The most original commu
nication was in the shape of a photo
graph from rJucyrus, Ohio, showing a
sturdy-looking couple surrounded by
their 12 children. Heneath the pic
ture were written the pithy words:
The Coal Supply.
A century from now the hard coal
question will cease to be a burning
question, for, if the estimates of en
gineers who are familiar with the
geological situation are correct, there
will be no Pennsylvania hard coal to
burn. In a recent work upon the an
thracite industry bv Dr. Peter Hob
erts the writer cites the estimates of
three of the most eminent experts.
The lowest estimate on tons vet to be
mined is 4,832,085.008, the highest B.
512.167.703; the lowest estimate of
year's duration. 80.54; the highest
10S.53. These estimates are made up
on the assumption that production
and consumption do not exceed 60.-
000,000 tons annually, but as the pros
pects are that before long that limit
will be far exceeded it is clear that in
less than a century there will be no
more hard coal to quarrel over unless
larije deposits' are found outside of
Pennsylvania, of which at present
there are no indications, except in
There are those now living who may
see the last lump of anthracite pro
duced, in Pennsylvania. People then
will be reduced to bituminous coal
and must discover new ways of using
it in the interests of cooking, cleanli
ness and health. There is a vast sup
ply of soft coal, but it is not illimit
able. Some day. perhaps centuries
hence, it must be exhausted. Then
nature will step in. Nature is always
ready for contingencies, and. suppl
mcnted by man's ingenuity and skill,
life probably will be as easy without
coal antl wood as it is with them, and
certainly cleaner and healthier. "Star
eyed science will not "waft us home
the message of despair." It will find
agencies in the sun, in the sea, in the
winds; and in the earth and in the at
mosphere it will hnd unending sup
plies of that marvelous electric fluid
of whose properties as a power in na
tore we still know but little. Chicago
The Diamond Match.
' ftl Tf 1 T4 . J 1 -
4,ne i-iamoni .uate.n company has
concluded to move its home from Illi
nois jfo New Jersey, says the Slar Its
iresio ent sadly complains that it will
have seek some place where the
exactions are not severe. Last year
tart s were $125,000. It only- earn
ed $l.ivr.674, and to think that it
should have to pay the euornious sum
of $125,000 in taxes npon this bej?-
gardly aiiount of aboiiit two million
iollars earnings, wrin gs the heart of
ts president. After making its divi
dend it announced that its surplus i
now $2,104.5tt. 1 he riresident lament
ed that legislation is gettingunfriend-
y towards the match industry. There
s a- disposition Incoming more and
more prevalent toi insist upon the cor
porations paying their share of the
public buruens. and tnis. so annoys
Mr. liarler that; he feels that he will
have- to move. One of these days,
perhaps, the roMt of the nation will
have to build a fene around the state
of New Jersey in order to fence in the
trusts, and then Mr. Uarber will have
still further cause for sorrow.
Carried Too Far.
in Kokomo, Ind.,
A man in Kokomo, Ind., by the
name of A. F. Norton, has purchased
a grocery store, and he proposes to
run it as Christ would run it.
M.r. Norton will sell for cash, will
pay his clerks at the close of each
day, and will not deliver goods. Un
der no circumstances will the store ln-
'open on Sunday, and will close every
evening at 6 o'clock. Should the prof
its any day exceed $2.50 Mr. Norton
says he will sell at etjst the remainder
of the day. The clerks will be given
a percentage on all profits after Mr,
.Norton s actual living expenses are
paid, and all will get groceries out of
the store at cost. The poor are to
be charged the actual wholesale cost
and those unable to pay are to be'
given bread and molasses free.
Mr. Norton expects to give away
200 loaves of bread to the poor every
day. and is counting on this as part
of the expenses of the. store. No pack
ed , eggs, chickens or butter will be
sold. Mr. Norton will buy directly
from the farmers, and will charge one
cent a dozen profit for eggs, and one
cent a pound profit for chick
ens. If he has an order for
a fine quality from " a' rich
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DAILY SHORT STORY
"Singular," he said musingly, "that I
have never seen this feature of your
character displayed before."
lie had never before seen me angry.
I knew what he meant and knew that
I was on dangerous ground, but this
did not deter me.
"My character doesn't seem to suit
you," I said haughtily.
"Not as It at present appears."
"Very well. Since I don't suit you
there is your ring."
I took off my engagement ring and
Intended to toss it indifferently on the
table, but Irritation put more power
into my arm than was necessary. The
ring rlcochetted (that's what be always
calls a bound) and. falling on the floor,
rolled dear knows where.
"As you will," he said coldly, "but I
don't care to have the ring. It is indis
solubly connected in my mind with you
and could only have n sad influence."
"I1 can see nothing sad In being re
minded of one who didn't suit you."
"It would remind me of one as I have
always 6een her except on this occa
sion one I have dearly loved."
"It's a pity you made such a mistake,
but fortunate that you found me out in
"I certainly would not relish a recur
rence of such scenes as this."
"They would occur daily should you
ill treat me as you have just done."
"If you can convince me of one act
of ill treatment I will apologize on my
That's just like a man. He must al
ways be getting at the bottom of
things. Instead of coming to me, put
ting his arms about me and telling me
how sorry he was, he must go back to
the beginning and prove by what he
calls logic that I am all In the wrong. I
shall consent to no such thing.
"It isn't necessary," I said, "especial
ly since I have come to the conclusion
that you wouldn't suit mo any better
than I would suit j-ou."
I looked at him to see if my shot
struck home, but he was so Impertur
bable that If he had any feelings he
concealed them perfectly. This turned
the shot into a boomerang. It made
me angrier than ever. I should have
waited for his reply, but I didn't. I
added two words which at the time
' seemed very forcible, but which now
I turned my back as I spoke so I
couldn't see his face. This was a mis
take. It gave him a great advantage.
for it was impossible for me to judge
of the real intent of bis words. .
"Will you kindly give me the mean
ing ol that expression?" he said.
If his tone had not been so cutting,
I would have supposed he was chaffing
me. I sat down on the corner of the
sofa, with my back still toward him.
and did not delgu a reply.
"What would become of a husband,'
he asked, "who upon presenting to his
wife some proposition of vital impor
tance to both should receive a reply
rounded off by those two words? What
a conclusion to an argument!"
I neither knew nor cared anything
about his arguments. How would logic
help us to get together again? I knew
a trick worth two of that. I bent my
head down on the back of the sofa.
moving to such a position that he could
see my waist, the waist he had so loved
to encircle. He couldn't see my face
and didn't know whether I was crying
or not I didn't intend he should.
"However." he said presently, "you
have settled the matter by a return of
my ring that is, you flung it on the
table and it rolled in under that brie
a-brac cabinet in the corner. Please
keep It as a memento of my"
I should have said it mournfully, but
I couldn't. I was still very angry, the
more so that he wouldn't give me a
chance to make it all up. I spoke vin
"Never mind that. Do you accept
"Does a gentleman offer a lady a
ring that is lost without finding It for
This must have been an argument
that his stupidity could comprehend",
for it silenced him for a few moments.
"Had you handed me the ring in a
ladylike manner I would have found
it for you. However, I am willing to
do my part in its recovery, but you
know that I am nearsighted aud
haven't my glasses with me."
I didn't believe a word about the
glasses. "I don't want the ring," I
said. "I'll find it for you, and you can
give it to some other girl."
I got down on my knees In the cor
ner, and he got down on his knees be
side me. I soon saw the ring, and he
must have seen It at the same time,
despite his nearsightedness, for we
both readied for it at the same time,
and his hand fell on mine.
I waited for him to take it away, but
he didn't. I looked up at him. His face
was beaming, and his eyes fairly
I turned away from him, but remem
bered that my waist was where he
could conveniently encircle it. He did
so, while with the other band he slip
ped the ring on my finger. Both his
hands being occupied, he did the rest
with his lips. :
"I warn you,? I said, "that you are
again becoming entangled with a girl
who doesn't suit you. You could never
consult with her. Think what will be
come of you."
"Sweetheart," he replied, "you suit
me so well that I Intend to bear with
vim wn -vtvn Atm't unit rnf ?Rf!
1 there r ." - CHARLOTTE AT.WOOD. I
Event of !5he
An Evening of
Introducing the leading talent of the
three cities in a series of novel acts
for the benefit of the . ... . . .
Some Neat Surprises in Store.
Prices 25 cents to $1. Sea.ts xxt Illinois Smoker-
Monday, Feb. 23.
Jules Murrv presents America's fore
most emotional actress
Written by A. XV. PIXKKO. author
of "IIIIS." V
Prices: $t..1, $1.00. 75c, r.Oe and'2."c.
Seats on sale Saturday morning at
Friday, Feb. 27.
Hall t'aino's ijreat success and "jhpwit
k ful play, iu a prologue and
, four act, , ....
Lii:rLi:n & co., maxac.ki?s.
40 IK PEOPLE M 40
Including an excellent cast. Special
Scenery, accesories and detail of
perfection as has characterized the
production eve ry v h ere.
Prices: ,fl. 7.". 30 and 2." cents.
Sale of tickets at the Illinois Smo
ker Thursday morning1.
Direction Chamberun.Kinot k company.
Wednesday, Feb. 25.
HENRY W. SAVAGE
Presents the Com edj -Opera Triumph
By Pixley & Liulers. Authors of
"Prince of Pilsen."
111.11 t.u 11U1VI 1' 1 IV
The Prices for this Eocatement will b:
50c, 75c, $1, 11.50.
Seats on sale Tuesday morning at 8
Numbers will be riven outat 7 a.ni.
20 - Principal Comedians 20
40 Pretty Choristers 10
Famed "Kinir Dodo"" Orchestra of
Sumptuous Special Stae Settings.
Hear the Beautiful Song Hits:
"The Tale of the Bumble Bee"
"Look in the Book and See"'
"A Jolly Old Potentate'"
"The Eminent Dr. Fizz'
D a Artltttlo Standard
X lCkllUkll of the World...
Prospective piano buyers wish
ing1 to purchase a high ""'grade
piano, investigate the thickering
& Sons new artistic quarter grands
and uprights that have astonished
the musical world. x
The above instruments will be
sold for a limited time at factory
prices. Catalogue and further par
J. M. ZIMMERMAN,
P. O., Hock Island, III.
Monday, March. 2.
s p. m.
During Ladies' Quintet
"The finest vocal quintet in
I'll rope." direct from Sweden,
Curtis D. Morse,
Entertainer, under the aus
T5he , Lyceum.
-Heservcd seats, 0 cents.
Advance tickets now on sale. He
served seats at .losephson's, Molinc:
Harper House drug store. Hock Isl
and. Sale of reserved seats begins
Monday, morning. Feb. 23.
...WE ARE STILL HERE...
Has cured more people in Hock Island
in six months than any other medi
cine for Blood, Kidneys and Liver.
Sold at 1913 Second Ave.
Sfjjrl f fi
AND LOS ANGEILES
To Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and
Puget sound points. Pullman
Tourist Sleeping Cars.
'Phone 1180, C, B. 6c Q. Ticket Agent.
H ) Depot TiyentietK St. and Second Ave.
is the time to buy t
yuur wmxer . . .
on any winter
Overcoat in the
house - - t
Gustafson & Mayes, ?
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
Third Week of
Of the ROCK ISLAND SHOE GO. 's Shoes.
Still Greater Reductions all
Through the Stock.
About 60 pairs of Ladies' high top
"V shoes, splendid values, sold formerly
at $2.50 and $3.00. Almost all
sizes and widths, only $1.18. Don't
miss this snap.
We have added to our odds and ends
lot some great values for
50c, 75c and 98c.
Some patent leathers slightly dam
aged in this lot.
Odds and ends of all solid boys shoes
$2 worth of wear for
Opposite Harper Hoise. C.C. Trent, Mgr.
Nothing Better Than
Electric and J
Call and look through our new J
Fixture Koom. New stock.
Right prices. J
VV.A. ROBB &CO.J
119 lSth. fit. Pliono West 1538
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