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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. JULY 20. I9u4.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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lication. No such articles will be print
ed over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, July 20. 1904.
Hope that grand cross voted to Hay
by France is nothing like the cross
diplomats generally get.
The chief sufferer in all strikps is
the public, yet when it comes to set
tle a strike or taking part in one, the
puhlic has less to say than any one.
The consumer who objects to the
high price of meat can now read glee
fully the merry jest Chairman Root
told the Chicago convention. "The
beef trust has been enjoined."
The announcement of William K.
Curtis, the correspondent, that the
Philippines must have lairge importa
tions of cheap coolie labor if they are
to prosper, is not a reat surprise. It
would not be a great shock to the
country to learn that some of the ex
ploiters of "our new possessions" in
sist on having slave labor.
An admiral must walk pretty
straight in order to escape public cen
sure. Tile jHpulace of Tokio have
been Stoning the home of Admiral
Kamimtira because- he failed to find
the Russian Vladivostok squadron.
Which reminds oa that not long since
everybody in this country was throw
ing rocks at Indulgent Admiral Dewey
because he deeded a gilt house to his
"(Jus" Danguisse. a resident of Port
land. Ore . was brought before Justice
Hoyne. of the municipal court, charged
with ill treating his wife. The evidence-
showed that be had choked the
woman brutally. The court directed
Officer (ioetz. an immensely powerful
man. to choke the prisoner, in order
that he might have practical knowl
edge of how his wife suffered. The
officer obeyed with a will, holding the
wife beater until the brutal fellow lie
came limp. Then Justice Hoyne sen
tenced him to M days in Jail.
Itusata Will Lose.
The Outlook: It may appear plena
tnre ai this moment to speculate on
what will be the end of the war. but 1
do not think it is premature to en
deavor to direct public opinion toward
the consideration of the position which
will arise within a few months. I
lirmly believe that the Japanese will
drive the Russians hack to Harbin. I
believe they will capture Port Arthur.
I believe they will force the Russians
completely to evacuate Manchuria. If
they succeed in doing this, they will
nly then have succeeded in forcing
Russia to what she promised to do by
the sth of last October. That promise
was given as solemnly and deliberate
ly as was possible. Ps nonfulfill
ment, after a long period of prevari
cation, excuses and subterfuges, was
openly admitted. It was one of the
most flagrant and gigantic breaches of
a nation's faith ami word that mod
ern history can show. The promise was
made, not to Japan alone, but to all
the powers, yet that out little nation,
alone and single hsnflofl. will enforce
If. after a fight won with clean
handed honor by sea and land. Japan
succeeds In doing this, then I think
that the other jwiwits owe her some
thing for the accomplishment of such
a gigantic task. It Is due to the honor
and sense of justice and right of the
peoples of the entire civilized world to
see her through.
The largest ship on the ocean has
just reached New York on her maiden
voyage. The ship is the White Star
liner Rattle, which is not only larger
than any other ship afloat, but exceeds
all competitors by an ample margin.
When the Ureal Eastern was built
many years ago and proved a costly
failure it was the general verdict that
her size would never again be dupli
cated, as it was not believed such
mammoth ships could Ik- made profit
able While for many yean the Great
Eastern remained the greatest of
ships, either actually a- a u-i b-ss sani
tary museum afloat or simply as a
memory as she was broken up before
she had a rival the day has come
when her size is duplicated and even
exceeded, and that too by ships that
have not only proven sucosaefu as
monev makers for their owners, but
also as n-sotical ocean racers, making
trips a., regularly as fast expre
The Baltic has a tonnage of 2l.o
and is 72 " feet long. T.r foot beam and
has a depth from main deck of 4
feet. It ia interesting to compare the
size of this ship with that of Noah's
Ark. which, according to Sir Isaac
Newton's computation of the sacred
cubit, was a little over 515 feet length
between perpendiculars, with a breadth
of S4 feet and depth of 51 feet a rath
er small craft beside the Baltic. In
deed Noah's Ark has been outclassed
by many modern steamships in point
of size, though in preciousness of cargo
the Ark still stands first.
I.ike the most of the White Star
ships, the Baltic is not made to attain
great speed, her owners being satis
fied with a sustained speed of 17 knots,
relying upon the saving of fuel and the
generally comfortable fittings of the
ship, as well as her great cargo-carrying
capacity, to offset the comparative
slowness of speed.
The same line has several other
ships, such as the Celtic, the Cedric
and the Oceanic, each of which is larg
er than the Great Eeastern. There are
several German transatlantic liners
that are also larger than the old time
leviathan and several ships are build
ing, that will also have a greater size.
With such mammoth liners becoming
common it may be truly said that the
day of giant ships is at hand.
DAILY SHORT STORY
TEMPERANCE UNION MEETS
Interesting Program Carried Out at
Home of Rev. F. L. Litzrodt.
The members of the W. C T. U. met
yesterday afternoon at the home ol
-Mrs. F. L. Utsrodt on Fourteenth
street and carried out an entertaining
program of musical numbers, readings,
recitations, and papers. The program
was rendered as follows:
Vocal solo Mrs. Thomas Casey.
Recitation. "Ten Little Members"
Pano solo Miss Edythe Lilzrodt.
Reading Miss Gertrude Davis.
Paper, "Motherhood" Mrs. B. E.
Reading. "Why Shoud I wear the
Cradle Roll Pin? Mrs. F. U Litz
rodt. Light refreshments were served af
ter t lie program.
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
Circuit Court Chancery.
No. 133. Caroline Mock by J. W.
Simonson. censor, vs. Charles Mock,
't al. Master's report of distribution
filed and approved.
No. 151 Frank C. Herbert vs. Mo
line Building, Savings Air Loan associa
tion. Petition of complaint for a rule
requiring receiver for defendant to em
ploy counsel and resist claim filed
against association. Petition allowed.
No. 156. Frank GoodaD vs. Ella
Hacker, et at. Master's report of evi
dence in findings as to reference of
May ! filed and approved. Master's
report of collection of bid and pay
menl of costs and partial distribution
of proceeds filed and approved.
No 159. Eliza If. Willihms vs. An
drew Iturkland. et al. Master's report
of sale Bled and approved. Deficiency
judgment for $15.51.
No. PH. -Daniel Gordon vs. Gustaf
Swensson. et al. Master's report of
sale filed and approved. Deficiency
No. 168. Nellie Okerberg et at
Emma A linen n. et al. Master's report
of evidence and findings filed and ap
proved, decree appointing commission
ers. No. 17;. Ira MeCabe vs. E. EL Guy
er. et aL Demurrer to Dill to overrule.
No. 193. C. H. Widener vs. Charles
Dement. Master's report of evidence
and tiailinLTs filed and approved, de
cree quieting title.
No. It4. C. EL Widener vs. WO
lima Btaddon, et aL Same as above.
No. Court of Honor vs. Kate
Quafl, et at. Master s report of testi
mony and conclusions filed and ap
proved Decree of distribution.
No. Set. Black Hawk Ti. L. and S.
association vs. Eliza W. McClean.
Master's report of sale filed and ap
proved. Petition by complainant for
receiver filed. Petition heard and al
lowed. Thomas J. Medilt appointed
and ordered to enter into bond in the
sum to $690.
In County Court.
July iy. Estate of John Lusfc. Pe
tition of LoniW J. Lash for letters tes
taint ntary filed. Petition granted.
Executrix's oath taken anil filed. In
dividual bond of said Louisa J. Ltisk
as such executrix filed and approved,
security therein being waived in and
by said will and letters testamentary
Issued to her. Inventory filed and ap
Estate of Charles E. Lemon. Ap
praisement bill and widow's award
filed and approved. Widow's relin
aolahmenl and selection filed and ap
proved and order turning over prop
erty selected to widow.
Estate of Joseph EL Montgomery.
Petition by Ellen Montgomery for let
ters testamentary filed. Petition
granted. Executrix's oath taken and
filed. Individual bond of said Ellen
Montgomery as such executrix filed
anil approved, security thereon being
waived in and by said will and letters
testamentary issued to her.
Real Estate Transfers.
July 1!. Welter Robinson to
Thomas Agar. Jr., part of Island C,
Licensed ts Wed.
William Bishop Watertown
M:-s Ethel Smith Hampton
WHAT CAME OF AN IDEAL.
Piles Upon Top of Piles.
Piles upon top of piles of people
have the piles, and DeWitt's Witch
Banal Salve cures them. There are
Mary different kinds of piles, but if
v,.,i ..... . V. - - - n-i..k '
Mir h' UUII1V UII UI!1II(1. II ULU
Hazel Salve made by E. C. DeWitt &
Co.. of Chicago, a cure is certain. H.
A. Tisdale. of Summerton. S. C. says.
"I had piles 20 years and DeWitt's
Salve cured me after everything else
There wss once au artist who
achieved great fame in the painting of
OM picture. He never painted another
taut came anywhere near eipaaling it.
but his masterpiece alone was enough j
to make hi fortune.
While struggling for recognition he
fell in love with and married a young
girl Helena was her name who to,
him was perfection. It is well known
that lovers endow the objects of their 1
love with every attraction, and this
man endowed his wife especially with
great beauty. He painted a picture of
her not as his imagination saw her. but
us she was. aud when the picture was
completed he supplied its beauty from
bis imagination, just as lie had done in
the case of the original.
Soon after the completion of the por
trait Helena Stehtncd and died. The
husband was tncuneotable. He would
sit all day looking at the portrait,
which to him was even more beautiful
than it was when he painted it. A
whole year pass.il. and he had done
nothing but mourn. He was so poor
that his c lothes were rags, and he hail
nothing to eat except dry bread. Then
one day upon learning that there was
to be a competition for au altar piece
for a cathedral, a Madonna and child,
he roused himself to an effort to win
the prize. The winning picture must be
a wonder, and three years were given
in which to produce it.
The artist Uuew that ttie first thing
for him to do was to find a model, it
was the spring ot the year, and be sal
lied forth into the country, thinking
to discover among the dairymaids or
shepherdesses what he desired, for it
was from the siuiplcr clusses that the
mother of Jesus cams. The pleasant
air and sunshine brightened, the spirit
within him, and he became interested
In his search. He visited many joung
women, but found none Unit he thought
would do for a divine model. His ideal
was the face of his lost wife, and one
may look a long while without finding
an ideal of anything.
One morning he passed a dairy farm,
and. going back to the cow sheds, a girl
arose; from milking aud greeted bhn
with a very pleasant smile a smile of
pity, for the man was in tatters and
looked hungry. She offered bun a cup
of milk fresh from the cow und then
took him into the neat farmhouse and
gave him a good meal. When the
fanner and his wife came in they
gave him a hearty shake of the hand
and approved of what their daughter
fee 11 la had done.
The artist stayed at the farm several
days. Indeed, they would tint let him
go till he had galm-d strength to travel.
During these few days it was glowing
upon bhn that the face of Cecilia was
especially suited for the mother of one
who. though divine, was born in a
The artist confessed his profession
and told the farmer of his object. The
man was so pleased that his (laughter
should sit for a picture of the Virgin
that he consented to take her to the
artist's studio himself.
For months the picture of ttie Madon
na was growing on the canvas. Un
consciously the painter, though he fol
lowed Cecilia's features und outline,
put In the expression With which his
Imagination had endowed Lis lost wife.
The picture therefore became a thing
of heavenly beauty. But the artist
COUld find no child that would do for
a model of the Infant Saviour. He
had sketched a child's outline in the
picture, hoping every day to come upon
the model he wanted. The babe should
resemble Its mother, and no babe could
te found with the features of Cecilia.
By this time the artist had become
engrossed in his work. Gradually his
imaginary conception of his wife's
beauty was transferred to the model
and through her to the canvas, tbougli
of this he was unconscious. Theu one
day it occurred to him to marry Ceci
lia, and perhaps they would have a
child that would do for the model In
fant Jesus. Her father consented, aud
the marriage took place.
After his marriage the artist left her
picture as It was, hoping for a child
from which be might fill In the child
In the picture. A little son came to
him. ami when It was abont fifteen
months old he transferred the Image to
the canvas. The Madonna was a won
der; the child had Inherited her fea
tures, and her father adored him.
When the picture was finished the few
who were permitted to see it were
struck dumb with admiration. But one
thing puzzled the artist. No one saw
any likeness between the Madonna and
It was a happy morning for the art
ist aud his family when the award
was announced and he was found to
be the winner. The prize was enough
to keep them very modestly, and ttiey
not only enjoyed a competence, but the
fame the father and husband had won.
He tried often again to do such work,
but never succeeded. However,' bis
Bane on a picture was ever after suffi
cient to insure its sale for a large sum.
One day several years after the win
ning of the prize the artist went up
Into his garret to hunt for a frame he
hoped might be there. His old pictures
were scattered about, mostly daubs of
his student days. There was one pic
ture, the portrait of a woman, that he
could not remember ever having paint
ed. He took it up and held it to the
light. The face was a very common
place one. He tried to remember what
model be could have used in Its paint
tog. Suddenly the truth flashed upon
him. It was the picture he had made
of Helena. F. A. MITCH EL.
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have seen our display of fruits,
vegetables, poultry, etc.. and
placed your order here . We
have everv thing on the market,
and it is fresh, too. Look this
Soup Bunches, Parsley.
Leaf Lettuce, Wax Beans.
Green Beans, Squash,
Dressed Chickens, Spring
1620 SECOND AVENUE.
Special Sxit Sale
C Ofs t? Cm t f 3 190 j -"
Fine Clothes Mvh
J mJ J $13.50 iv n d
These are all this
and the very latest
patterns. No stale
or out of style
thing new at
The New Clothing Store, 1714 Second Avenue.
Chicago, July '20. Following are the
opening, highest, lowest and closing
quotations In today's markets:
July, fft, 93,
September. R8?4. 8814, sc-"t. ST.
December, "7'2. vT. 86, so'. '
Ji:ly. 4, 49. 4N"i. !,.
September. I. -!'a,. 4!. ):",.
December, 46, 4C, 45, 45.
J:;ly. 19. 39, 39, 99.
September, 33, 33, 32, "2Ti.
December, S3. 33, aa'4
Pork. September, il'.T. il'AT. 12.67, .2.7".
October, 12.85, 12. 85, 12.79, 2. To.
1 .11 r . I .
September, fi.!i. t.;u. o.sr,. 6.35.
October, 6.97, .mt. t;.9. ;.!u.
July. . . . 7.2"..
September, 7.7.7. 7.".7, 7.4.". 7.4"..
October, 7.:..".. 7."7. 7.47. 7.47.
Receipts today: Wheat !. corn 139,
oaXe 70, hogs 12. 000. cattle 6,090. sheep
Estimated receipts Thursday: Wheat
10. corn ls.'i. oats 113. hoga 11,000.
Itoj? market opeiieii w.ak. 5c to 10c
lower. l.iKht 5.35(r5.30, good heavy
". fi mixel and hut. Iters ."..2" -.
.80, rough heavy 5.00Q5.20.
'.iitie market opened steady.
Sheep market opened slow aud weak,
lioba at Omaha S.ooo, cattle t'". Moga
it Kansas ('My Com., eattle 2. ".
V. S. Vanls. vtit a. m.- -11K mark, t
weak. 10c t" Sac lower. Light 5.35 tt
"..7.".. mixed anil butcher. 5.154y5.75, g i
heavy 4.9S6j'5.7S, rough heavy 4.951ft
Cattle market s!.v. but steady.
Beevea 4.1541' 6.50. cows and heifers l.jj
tl.-". Texas steers 1.756 5.60.
Sheep market, dull and weak.
Ji-K market closed weak. l-"" to 2.".e
lower. Ctght 5.30(4 5.75, mixed and
butchers ELlOfj 5.65, (rood heavy 4.95
.".7. ruiiKh heavy 4.9545.10.
Cattle market i '.c-s. l strons;. 100
Sh ep market closed steady.
e 1 nrk Stocks.
New York. July tO. Buffar I2ry.. Has
101, C. It. I A.- P. 23, Southern Pa
cific "i . B. At O. mth. Atchison com
mon 77v. Atchison preferred M
ft St. Paul 148, .Manhattan 1.2, 'o-
i.er x. r. Central 116, U tk N.
Il7't. C. a . 4. ReadinT common 52,
Canadian Pacific 125, it R. T. 52. Pa
cific .Mail 2v IT. s. ste.i preferred 02.
1'. S. Steel . ..Million I2'. I'ellhit 121.
Missouri Pacific 04, L'nlon Pact tic 97,
'oa I a.- Iron 39, Brie common 23, W'a
bash preferred :'.7. C. a.- : V. 1 1 7 Il
linois Central 137, Car Foundry 18,
Republic Steel preferred 4:!'-j. Republic
Steel common .
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today'. luotal Inn. on lrol.lon., I.lve
Stoek. I e.-.l mill Furl.
Rin k Island. July . Following are
the wholesale quotations in tho loeal
Butter Creamery l&cj 20c, dairy 13c
K -'- Fresh 14c.
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$20.40 is the rounl trip r.tte.
Trains leave Rock Island at 3:0r a. m. and 10:10 p. m.
through to Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Glenwood
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C. P. A.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
S. F. Boyd,
D. P. A., Davenport, la.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Heal Estalo Security.
off it r.its
J. M. Huford. PreBldont.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawa.lt. Cashier.
Began th business Jly 2, l90
and occupies S. B, corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde's building.
it. it. Cable,
H. P .Hull,
K. W. Hurst.
P. (Jreeiia wait,
I.. Sim. 'ii,
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Solicitors Jnrkaon and Htirnt.
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THEY ARE THOROUGHLY INSULATED HAVE
EIGHT WALLS TO PROTECT THE ICE AND PRE
SERVE A UNIFORMLY LOW TEMPERATURE IN THE
THEY HAVE THE NEWEST PERFECT SYSTEM
OF CIRCULATION KNOWN THERE JS NO CON
DENSATION IN THE FOOD CHAMBER AND THE
FOODS CANNOT MIX ALL ODORS ARE CARRIED
UP AND OFF.
THEY ARE ECONOMICAL AND SANITARY.