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THE ARGUS FRIDAY, .JANUARY 8 1004.
PaDUaaed Daily and Weekly at IBM Set
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
the postofflce as aecond-clau matter.)
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cent per week. Weekly,
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such article will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Friday, January 8. 1901.
With seats mi the Net Vurk Stock
exchange se!!inr ;it ..'.'i)0 apiece,
standing I'lioui is good enough for n-.
"I'liat man tt ho i- r i i j ir i Hy from
Ku1iiii;i to tin torli's f;i!r onirlit
to have 1 knee padded a nc!l a
'I l-e i.-moia i v want Doula-. the
shoe man. to cull for oternor of
.Ma ii hii--f t . Doughi- is .i good .-ole
Jill'.! i- ttell heeled. He oiiirlit to last.
'Iln- board- of trade ttiics tcsicr
iay had the Ku-siaiis ;nn! .laps iilit
ing like lieii.i.n-. Wht-iiett-r sin boil v
Ii iiches olT a pack of firecracker.
Wall street 1 1 in k. it's ;i ttar.
Sonic democratic -olii;r,-lii-li from
tin- J 1 1 1 1 . i t - slate Miy flint .lil.lyc I'iir
ker i- tlii only iu:iu tt ho t-si fi get the
rli'rtdiill n!f of ctt Vmk from
Ibn-setc'I. Tin- makes il look plca
;i nt for rk-r.
'I way tliilt tin- I rajciiics. disas
ters and calamities a rr piling up
onvjht to ntiuce almo.-t anyone that
a chat:t;c if admin ist iji t ion this t ea r
i- iifi-cs-iiry. ;..c.m'm It has - i rim
out of ii nlii n-. a in! Jtami.i can't make
any mori- rain. so that a cliantic can
imt lii-li lint In- for 1 In- better.
W lien lini SpreckN-s left 1 lie Sand
tt ich i-iands Mime ten tears air he
said -IioiiM not relnrii nuiil tueen
l.il'uka !a n i Mail won Iter throne back,
or. failing that, until should be
lowinvf in flu- .-treet of Honolulu.
.V- there is in. prospect of either of
tin- r vent- II.: Mlli lif. it is probable
that the -!cii..'il Spreckles man-ion
in Honolulu remain tacant till
the mi ncr dies. Half :i doen sertnnts
hne been in charge of the place for
ti n teat-.
.Ii iui II. Kirbt. a larie lumber oper
ator of Houston. Texas. Miy s that the
Ib'iti-li i'n . I'll fiii-ii T i- aboiit to build
.'0. fill) mile- if railroad in Africa anil
that the crossties reipiireil in tin- con
struction an- to come from the south
ern -t.lTe-. Mr Kirbt . ttho epeet- to
I'i't a !.ui;r part of the coiitracl. a
the tie- will cost n.Olii).iMMi. The line
w i ' I not be .'i).ll(ll miles long, but. with
it- connect ion-, tti'l ei.er that dis
tance. It i- really ceil Kltodcs" old
plan. It will trawr.-e the entire con
tinent, from noith to -oinh.
Senator it!!ian. of New Vol k. wa
recently a yuc-t a! a baniplet of
homeopathic physicians. Muring the
baniiiet the n-iial toa-l- were niuiik.
In the health or "the lailie-."' of "the
pre-i.Ienl." i f "Hahnemann, the fath
er of homeopathy." ami of a iloen
other per-mi- ami -ubjeet- glasses
were drained duly, ami iheii all of a
Mii'Vu, jlie toat mn1er remarkeil that
tl e witty Senator Su I !i a n hail not y t
I e-pomleii to a ton.-!. "Senator Snlli
an." -ai'l he. ri-inr. "ha- not yet
been hean! from. Senator stil!ian will
now pr po-e a healtli." Ilie enator
aro-e an.; beainei: upon the a--em-
blaie i f phy -icia n-. "I propo-e." he
-aiil. "'lie health of the -iek."
?Usv now. his "loves ahvavs new and
his c-Iothes alwavs well tittini'.
Presidency by Bequest.
Murk Haiuia .seems in hae leen
unable to i-otiiinaiiil worii- siitlieientl v
a!r.it to cumiiice the public that he
to, it it el v lines not !e-ire the preiIen-
tial noiijination. Kten his nearest
frieml. I'errv Heath, is vet to be eon-
lieath inihl be expecteii to nniier
stami Manna's innermost thoughts
if antlxjilv lines, for lie is near to his
iinuna s retention oi Jieaiii as see-
tetary of the republican national com
mittee, in spite of the stern protest
of the reat IxmIv of tlie party, i'
s.urelv Mitticient imlieation thai Han
na ami Heatli uin'erstaml one another
.iil so lonir as Heath bobs nji etery
other lat or -. with a plea for Haii
i,as nomination, without a ttoril of
reproof or re-traint from his master.
the public must be forcei! to as-ume
thai II a una is not a- frank ami force
ful in tii- ileclinatii ii as he I n iir h t be
There - apt to be general sus
picion that Manna like many another
io.-sibiIity ha- lione before him. only
nesire.- not to seeln to want it 111
ca-e he can't yet it. but at the same
time is unite willinir that hi- friem!
-hall i'o all they can to yet it for him.
Heath's latest plea that MeKiniey
hail lookei! upon Hauna as hi.- Mir-
ees-or in the pre-iilent ia! chair i- a
crowiiiny -troke of yeniu-.
True. Meatli's testimony is not 1 he
be-t. but Manna, who certainly would
know the faet. if it were fact, rites
it the approval of silence. It is a cast
where silence irites consent.
Of course, if McKinlet ilesiretl anil
expected Hatina to sueceeil him. tin
matter ouyht to be cniish'lereil set'
ft woiilil be ju-t a- well for 1 he peo
ple to -pare thein-eite- the expense
of national contention- ami the ex
citeme .t of -mi election.
lit ma kill!.' the execiitite oHicc of
of the nation a matter of heredity or
beipie-t. thiny- Hull!'! be siinplilieil
w iiii'li'i f nil y.
Tlierc is clearly -i met hiliy like this
rniininif in Heath- mux.. His an
nouncement means a recoc, nit ion of a
president's liplit to choose hi- siie-e---or.
or it :t. notljiiijj.
lit ident I t . tl-.en. if Manna does not
want the presidency thrust upon him
in spite of himself and the people, it
is up to him to make a riL'id tieclara
tion which at least his nearest friend;
and most active partisan- cannot fail
Mr. Iline-t .1. I.ederle. the retiring
health commissioner of .New Vork
t ity. i- about to oranie a pritate
health bureau there, and hopes that it
wil! extend to other citie-. It will be a
miniature duplicate i f 1 he dopa rt liictit
from which .Mr. l.e.iet !e ha- ret i red,
and he will conduct it aiotii; the line
which he foilowed otlicially for tifteeli
tears. YH!e the location of the bu
reau the title of the enteipii-e has
not bt en decided on. Mr. I.ederle .-at s
that it i- to indiiue chemical ami
iiacterioloyica! laboratories. X-ray. mi-cro-cop'e
iind t o.xictdoy ica 1 -eelioiis.
e-pecia! attention beiny paid to the
in e-1 iy a tion of epidemic-. The doc
tor added that he would hate associ
ated with him several well known expert-.
Jii.-t a- a reaction has bcirun in
America ajrain-t coeducation foreign
unitersities are waxinir enthusiastic in
fymr of it. Andre Terts has collected
a yood amount of testimony on the
subject which appears in I. a letue for
Aiiionir Ihe notel professors and
doctors bearing witness to the adtau
tayes aceriiinjr to boih men and wo
men ftoin coeducation are Dr. Meter.
of Merlin; I'rof. Harcniirt. of Oxford:
I'rof. Ho'ffdinj. the p.-y choloyist. of
( opetihayeu; Prof-. I'.aret and Fayuef.
of the Sorbontie ami others eiia!ly
illu-trioii- from various ami ditVercut
i n-1 i t u t ion- of learniny.
All the professors testify to the zeal,
earne-tness and capacity of the wo
men admitted to the universities, but
find that at present their preparation
ha- been by no means so complete as
that of the tonny men. This differ
ence, howeter. is laid to the character
ol the preparatory schools for women
am! not to any native inability on ihe
'.rt of the women themselves.
I is well known that in America,
whe.-e the preparatory schools are
a ike. if m t the same for both sexes,
theie i- no complaint of the inferior
i pa rat ion of women or of any in
j'nility on their part to hold their own
".hen coming into competition with
,ieu so far as scholarship yoes.
'' hf tiestion comes up abroad as
'M il a- here in reyard to the creative
power of woman's intellect. It i ad
mitted that she can yet on tttdl
tnroith the uniter.-ity course so loiiy
;-s dependent actitity is exercised, but
the opinion is current that she is not
:.n J neter will be an oriyinal inte-ti-l
'li'V nor a yreat potter in -cience or
'it era t m e.
Mill, as creative yetiiu-cs are not
ft .ind etery day. eten amotiy men. and
in tiew of what Mine, t'urie has ilone
recently hy way of oriyinal intesti
yation it i- just a- well not to conjec
ture what the limitations of univer
sity tv omen are. but patiently wait till
time ha- produced the proofs, decidiny
one wat or the other.
It is exceptional to rind a family
where there are no domestic ruptures
occasionally, but t hee can be lessened
by hatiny Dr. King's New I.'rfe I'ills
around. Much trouble they sate by
their preat work in stomach and liter
troubles. They not only relieve yon.
but cure: cents, at Hart & I'He
tneycr's druy store.
Once more rumor (this time more
nb'cbodied than ever), ha- it lhat
Ihiti.j It. Hill, r.t-sinriiinr and ex
seuator of New Vork. ha- surren
dered to cupid and that ere lony an
nouncement wi" be mai f of hi- eu
yayeiisful to one of New Vork ( ity's
bfst known widow-. Mr. Hill".- name
wa- ct iu;ectcd with that of an Alliauy
hv're-s ten n-ai ayo and there wa
every in iicatit n that the ytuiny wo
man h: d tifep ad mira ! :ou for the
bat he. o, -i:::e-uian. Of la t e , w lien Mr.
Hdl ti-its New York City, he never
fai's to call upon the talented Woman
w ho-e name i- now so fretpiently
linked with hi-. Another straw I- in
the fact that Li silk hat i.- nluau
KhrnmitUm Cared In 84 Hoar
T. J. Blackmore. of Haller Black
niore. ritt.-burg-. Pa., says: "A short
time s-ince I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the hou.-e
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatsm nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had five of the
best physicians in the city, but T re
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending- it to other poor suffer
ers." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1301 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gust ScbJe
tt Son, 220 West Second street,
DAILY SHORT STORY
Story of a Criticism.
"Great Scott: Who would hat?
thought it V IleJcu Youny an author!
Well. I :un ia a pickle!"
So spoke I'slic Iteid. tossing a not"
on his desk and leaniny back disconso
lately i:i his revolving chair. This was
My Dear ilr.( KeiJ You tvill be sur
prised to barn that 1 am the author of
the story "The Veil Lifted." which you
have ilUmisju-d with sucii a, comemptuuus
notice In your taiper. Wishing to get your
untia!etl opinion of my work. I said
nothing to you about it. confident that
your ignorance -of the name inuier which
it ia published would insure an honest
criticism. Fax be it from me to And fault
with you for that criticism. We who lay
traps to learn the truth as to what our
frit-mis say of us ami our works must not
grumble at our succcte. Kinet-rel v,
"One who knows nothing nbout the
incolisiitteiicies tF the sex." mused Keid,
.'would suppos- this merely a woman's
thanks for iin ingenuous criticism. 1
know- better. No woman is j;oin to
spend months or perhaps tears on a
cherished labor and have it Knocked in
the head with impunity, and if 1 know
Helen Voting this is the leather that
breaks the t-aimTs back. I have bud
uphill work avralnst Bartlett anyway,
and this episode will tip the scale in
Keid was rijihl in his interpretation
of tin- letter he bad reci-it .tl. In pro
portion to her predisposition to him
and licr respect for his literary opinion
was her wrath at his criticism. She
deceived herself hy the illusion lhat
after all she preferred his rival anil
did not admit to herself that she would
have a ililiiiolis revenue upon Ui-id
when she permitted Harthtt to an
nounce his engagement with her. This
permission, iven in an equivocal way.
was taken advantage of inuindia teiy,
and the announcement caun- to Ueid's
"They say." lb-id muttered. ( ) that
mine enemy would write a lok" Het
tcr write the book yourself ami hate
your enemy criticise it."
This sudden en jja anient so soon aft
er the fatal criticism sometvhat altered
Mr. Keid's opinion of the liest way to
handle the matter. He hail some
doubts as to the enyaji'tneht beius
bona ride, and it led him to act upon
the adage. "All's fair in love and in
war." lie did not follow up his note to
Miss Voting by calling upon ln-r and
did not see her for several weeks. He
then nut Ju-t at the house of a friend.
He bowed to her, !ussuininj; iMdift'cr
ence. Siie smiled upon him well, tine
cannot say graciously . Her suiilo was
rather one of triumph.
"Oh. Mr. Keid." she said. "Tin so
glad to meet you! Conic, let us have a
talk." And she led him away from the
others. "Now. I want you so tell tne
why my book was so bad."
"I criticised your I took." he replied.
with dignity, "not you. I have no fault
to rind with you. Let us turn to a more
"Not at all. I am entitled as an old
friend to the Ix-neftt of your counsel
and advice. They will aid me in my
"Very well. Since you insist upon it
I must say that your style is faulty
and jrives the impression that the work
was done under different moods."
There was a flash in the pirl's eye, a
mounting of color to her check.
"Then you handled your love parts
badly and disappointed your readers
by making your hero many a popinjay
when the rival was. though common-
plu-e. a fairly irood fellow."
"Thank you." said Miss Young, biting
"Your man Macklnson"
"Mackinson! Who's Mackinson?
What an-you talkinir about V
"Your hero. Von have made his feats
as impossible as himself. Then your
I.ucy TaiiKh'rt'd's career is as tangled
as her name. So far as"
"Will you please tell me who all
these people are? I never heard of
"Your characters. As I was say-
"Will you stop? My characters are
not Mackinson and Lucy Tanglewood
or any such people."
"Are not they the characters of 'The
"They are not."
"Then." said Keid. "I must have been
laboring under a mistake and got your
book mixed with another. You see.
we have so many to read that it often
leads to vetious mistakes. Mention
some incident, some name, in your sto-
rv bv which I may rci-ognize it.'
"The hero's name is Adair, the hero
"Claudia tJrainmont! lo you mean
to tell me you wrote that book? The
style is perfect, the plot remarkable.
lu parts there is evidence of positive
Miss Young's eyes were lightetl. Her
cheeks were glowing with a different
motive from that of a moment ago. She
was tptite sure she had not made a
mistake, after nil. and that Keid was
her choice. The meeting was inter
rupted by the hostess, and the two sep-
irated without further explanations.
which were not necessary. Miss Voting
st-nt for Mr. Ranlett and rated him
souniiv for his premature announce
ment, and a few evenings later. she ac
cepted her critic, whom she aduiired
all the more forliis independence.
A dozen years had passed (Mrs. Keid
was kept too busy with her five chil
dren to think of dabbling in literature!
before her husband confessed that he
had deliberately pretended to mix her
novel with another. To his confession
she replied carelessly:
"I certainly proved a better author
than you a critic."
Reid winced. "The Veil Lifted" was
one of the most successful books of Its
time. F. A. MITCH EL.
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Office McCuilough Building. 124 West Third Street
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J5he NEW YEAR
Deii'l tlirtmiili tin- netv ti-jir J :i i nir I lie liiirli jiriees von linte
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lhat. Kemember. tt e hate no old stock all netv, elenn yciods. Will
vtni irite 11.- a trial?
Can't You See a Saving in These Prices?
Sujrar, 2 lbs
'. liars Santa Clans
Kfrg'-(J-See and Yijjnr,
New Vork yailon
Fancy Japan Tea.
Klondike ( 'oO'ce,
on the market,
Other brands as low in proportion.
Fancy X. V. Apples, Crcenins,
llaldw ins and N'urt herr.'
Spies, per peck
Fancy Dairy Hotter,
: 1 1 1 1 1 1 Peaches.
Seeded Kaisins, llis.
lare cakes Ivory
cakes Sapolio -
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1515 Second Ave. Jv '!?m Rock Island
Now Is The Time.
to paper your rooms. Wo have a larg- assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are Felling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed. PAR.IDON SON,
Thones Ola Union 113; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth 81
5 . -m o
If J lb- vv 1 T
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
KO. K 1SI.AM). I Lb.
Incorporated Undr tlu; Stato Law. 4 I'or Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loain-d on l'i-rsoual Collateral or L'eal Ftal- .Security.
oFFicFiis.-- , im:i: 1 (i:s -
.1. M. r.uford, I'ri-sident.
.lohn Cruliaiili. Vice I'r'-.-ii'eiit .
I". (ireenattalt, ( a-l:ii r.
Hipil the biisiucs.. .Inly li. 1 '.'.
and occupying S. II. corner of
Mitc-hell A- Ly mlc's netv building.
U. II. Cable.
lohn ( I llli.l ll'll,
II. I'. Hull.
i:. w. iiui-t,
So lie t ors .lack son
I. (i rccuatvalt,
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hkI II urt. '
II. II. CASI KKL,
L. ii. mi im;i:.
II. It. SIMMON,
Central Trust s Sauirjgs Baik
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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Capital Stock. 9100.000. Poor Per Cnt lotereat Paid on Depoaltc
Ftate and jiropcrty of all kinds are managed by thi.s depart
nent. ttlii-h is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as t-xecitor of and tru.-tee uji'ier 'il!s, Ad
ministrator, (iuar'iian and Consertator of Kstatcs.
Keceitcr and assignee of insolvent estates. (General financial
lgeit for non-residents, women, invalids, and others.