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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1004.
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Thursday, November 10, 1904.
Thank heaven for Folk, anyway.
Ami Missouri, too? This is, indeed,
Now. perhaps, the Russo-Japanese
war will once more come in for attention.
That name. Johnson, seems to have
sounded good to the people of Minnesota.
With a democratic governor on each
side, Iowa ought to be gxd, despite
hT republican majorities.
The people who voted for George
McCaskrin for the legislature as a joke,
have about found who the joke was on.
Kising above every other outcome
and circumstance, of the election is the
living fact that the trusts own the nation.
If the denuorat.s who voted against
iheir national ticket can find out
"where they got off at." they might
telephone in their wherea'iouf s.
The man who attempts to talk to
tin- democratic party hereafter about
extreme conservatism in politics is not
likely to get very much of an audi-enie.
The election of W. E. Douglas to the
governorship of Massachusetts demon
strates two things that the tariff, in
telligently and persistently discussed,
is the real issue that appeals to the
people, and that there is a distinct vir
tue in advertising, even in politics.
Who throughout the land has not
heard of Douglas, the shoe man.
Andrew Carnegie's early ambition
was to be a newspaper man, and he
confesses that even today the youth
ful yearning takes hold of him. Not
long ago he was chatting with Chaun
cey Depew regarding boyhood aspira
tions, and said: "I once hoped to be
an editor, but. alas! it was not to be."
"Allow me to contgratulate you upon
your misfortune," said the senator,
lloston Herald: Apropos of the forced
retirement of President Ixree, of the
Jtock Island railroad system, whose
salary was $75.'0O. an eminent railroad
authority says the size of the salary
hail nothing to do with the trouble.
The demand for railroad presidents
whose capacity would entitle them to
that amount of money is greater than
the supply. The same authority re
marks that the name of one eastern
railroad president could be mentioned
whose services are desired by several
great railroad systems ami who. should
he announce his willingness to leave
his present itosition. could easily com
mand that salary and more.
In contrast to Russia, Japan appears
a modern nation. The Asiatic empire
spends more money on education and
lias more children in school than the
Slavic power. Tokio has several times
as many book stores and news stands
as St. Petersburg. The Japanese live
under a constitution which gives them
a definite system of public law and
which safeguards their personal lib
erty. The government grants religious
freedom throughout the empire. In
the war proclamations and utterances
of every sort the Japanese have show
ed a self-restraint, an absence of boast
ing and a respect for their enemy which
have been noticeably lacking in the
pompous pronunciamemoes of their oi
Ionents. In spite of irs training in
Asiatic ideals. Japan has proved itself
much closer in spirit than Russia to the
I'nited States and the nations of west
The Kis and Science.
Now comes a Chicago doctor with a
discovery which be believes will give
feim millions at:1 a place in the Hall
The dope he has concitcted is to be
spread on the lips as a slayer of germs
that are supposed to be transferred
during the act of kissing. He doesn't
say whether the str.ff is to be ap
plied before or after, and i: doesn't
make anv difference.
An in.-:lf lit ion that seems to have
become popular at about the time ol
creation : reed any patent ap
pliances or scientific study. it was
as good in the beginning as it is now.
and gives no indication of becoming
either unfashionable or undesirable.
Kissing is a custom, a pleasure, a hah
it. It is a barometer of human affec
tions. Find a man or woman who
does not believe in kissing and you
wiil find a human being with heart in
closed in a shell.
As a balm for a wounded heart, as an
accompaniment of lovers' sighs and
protestations, as a mark of respect as
well as affection, the kiss is here to
ptay. And it is the language that if
as well understood in Russia as in
Colorado: in Germany just the same
as in Illinois.
And the people want it plain, ten
der, true, with no applications of any
foreign substance to make it sanitarv.
The Inceptions In Illinois.
Henry T. Rainey and M. D. Foster,
the only democrats elected to congress
in Illinois, are well known in the
southern part of the state. They will
represent, respectively, the Twentieth
and Twenty-third districts. Mr. Fos
ter is a physician and has been mayor
C'f Olney two terms. He is f3 years of
age and is a graduate of Eureka col
lege. Mr. Rainey is now serving his
first term in congress. He was born
at Carrollton in lstjo, and was educa
ted at Knox college and Amherst col
lege. Massachusetts. He is a graduate
of the Union College of Law of Chica
go, having been the valedictorian of
his class. Mr. Rainey is noted as a
speaker and is a member of several
Alon.o E. Wilson, the only prohi
bitionist elected to the Illinois legisla
ture, lias been conspicuous for years
in the prohibition party. He has serv
ed as secretary of state and national
prohibition conventions, and was can
didate for secretary of state of Illinois
in IS'jO. Previously Mr. Wilson had
been candidate for clerk of the appel
late court and received nearly 12,;mi
votes in Cook county. He was educa
ted in the Chicago schools and for a
time was news editor of the St. Paul
Times. Mr. Wilson will be one of the
representatives from the Forty-first
JAPAN HAS APPROACHED
WITH A PEACE PROPOSAL
(Continued I-'rom Page One.)
places. One soldier with a leg torn
off was seen trying to bite the wires
Set WiireboiiMt' All re.
Tokio. Nov. lo. A report from Gen.
Nogi's headquarters, dated Wednes
day, says: "The enemy s militarv
warehouse situated in the northern
part of Port Arthur was bombarded
tho Gth with heavy siege and naval
guns and the bombardment caused a
"On the afternoon of the ;th a maga
zine of the old battery on Sungehow
mountain was exploded by our shells."
oril From MiiiM-linrin.
Manchurian headquarters, reporting,
says: "On the night of the Mh two
companies of the enemy were attack
ed by our outiosts. but were complete
ly repulsed. All is quiet in other di
M;in Sh-k sunt A ounilfd.
Ismdon. Nov. Hi. A Daily Tele
graph correspondent sends a harrow
ing picture of the conditions within
Port Arthur. He says that vast num
bers of sick and flying soldiers, maim
ed, mutilated, and incapacitated for
further service, are lying helpless in
the inner forts, the straitened circum
stances of the garrison making it im
possible to give them care and atten
tion. The correspondent suggests that
an effort be made to embark them on
neutral ships and transfer them under
the Red Cross to Chefoo and Shang
hai. . offers to take a steamer him
self ior this purpose whenever the
I -t rut-lion l omplelr.
Chefoo, Nov. 10... A junk which H it
Port Arthur last Sunday and which
was captured by the Japanese and tak
en to the Miaota islands, where it was
searched and subsequently released,
has arrived here. Those on Nard re
port that the bombardment of the fort
ress is proceeding.
The Russian warships are seeking
shelter in the eastern harbor beneath
Golden hill, where they are safe ex
cept from chance high angle fire.
The destruction of the town is com
plete. Many women and other non
combatants have been killed by shells.
Several groups of people who wer-""
marketing were blown to pieces.
The recent Japanese successes, al
though gained by tremendous sacri
fices, have given them a position in
suring the capture of the principal
forts and all the works north of Tig
er s tail.
J.i to iirt :UMMH In I . .
New York. Nov. 10 Kuhn. leb
& Co.. will handle in this count rv
$:i.ooo.o.Hi of the new Sr.OiiOn .lana-
nese loan, the bond of which will be
offered here on a basis to net T1
per cent. Part of the loan already
has been provisionally placed in this
Licensed to Wed.
William Hrowr. Maquoketa. Iowa
Miss ljutie Tracy Rock Island
Edward H. York Moline
Miss Hannah Swanson Mo'.ir.e
M. R. Iglehart Rock island
Mrs. Rosemoml H. Campbell
William Click Rock
Miss Jennie Johnson ...Rock
Albert I'tke nock
Miss Amelia Karkenluisrer
John J. Egan RtxU Island
Miss A g lies Ciark Rock Island
Janus 11. Criswell ...Sandusky. t,)A:.
Miss Gertie M. Cook ... Hampton. I::
John A. Peterson Watertown
Miss Anna M. Thompson Hampton
I DAILY SHORT STORY
A WIFE'S EFFORT.
This story goes to show that when
tui unprincipled woman makes up Ler
Wind bhe will st?p at nothing to ac
complish her object.
Holmes, Barry and Conant were fast
friends. They were unlike in every re
tpett, even in age. being respectively
forty, thirty-six and twenty-eight. We
Lear often of two bosom friends, but
cases of three such are very rare.
When they first came together all
were bachelors, but soon after Holmes
married, then Parry, then Conant.
When Holmes was about to launch iu
to matrimony the friends had a dinner
together, aud Holmes made a special
request that his marriage should make
no difference in their iutimacy. This
led to a similar request at the times of
the marriage of the other two. and
there was an irn bound pledge be
tween them that their wives should
never separate them.
Of course, as each man married, his
friends saw less of him, but periodical
meetings were kept up. and there was
no failing off iu friendship. Their
wives seeml content with their at
tachment for one another, and when
the last marriage among them took
place, that of Couunt. h's wife pro
posed that the wives make up a trio of
friends similar to that of their hus
bands. There is always a weak link in a
chain, else chains would never break.
Mrs. Conant on the tirst occasion after
Ler marriage that her husband dined
with his two friends took it into her
head to invite their wives to dine with
her. They accepted the invitation, but
were Insufferably bored. Mrs. Holmes
was a reserved woman, intellectually
inclined; Mrs. Parry's chief interest
was dress, while Mrs. Cunaut was giv
en to discussing erotic novels. The
consequence was that at lu o'clock the
women were all at home and in bed.
while the husbands turned in at 1 in
Mrs. Comiut's scheme to bring the
women together having failed, she con
cluded that the triangular masculine
friendship must end. She began by
ridiculing the wives of her husband's
friends. This did not serve, and she
ridiculed her husband's friends them
selves. This annoyed Connnf, but
made no difference in his feelings to
ward Holmes and Parry or his treat
ment of them. Mrs. Conant's next
move was to cease calling on their
wives, averring that they were very
uninteresting women and she had no
use for them. They saw plainly what
Mrs. Conant was aiming at and stood
by the friends nobly, not because they
approved of their friendship, but be-
cause iney uisapprovcu oi .mis.
nnnt's efforts to break it tip. Conant
though, after every meeting with his
friends, suffering from his wife's
sneers, remembered the agreement he.
had with them and kept on meeting
them, but as bis wife glared at them
when they came to Ihe house he fell
to meeting them at their own houses
or at such places as men frequent.
Mis. Cona'it now found herself out
in the cold. Mrs. Holrves and Mrs
Parry to spite her 'iccame Intimate
with and encouraged the trio to meet
at their houses. The women suc-eodod
in making themselves so popular that
the men were glad to admit them as
cronies. This was a cotiditidh not to
be endured bv Mrs. Conant. and she
found a breaking up of the intimacy
essential to her health and happiness.
She pretended to relent and induced
her husband to bring Holmes and Par-
rv freuuentlv to his home. Then she
repeated to Holmes remarks that Par
ry had made concerning him. giving
them a false constrnetion. This jdan
she worked with each of the three
chums. But the men had such confi
dence in each other that the effort was
Mrs. Conant' J uext move was to
make love to Holmes aud Barrj- sepa
rately, rut by this time they had be
come so wary of her that they gave
her no opportunity to carry out her
plan, which was to compromise them.
Finally, one day Holmes was in a room
in her house with her. Her husband
had gone into the hall to telephone
Barry to Join them. When Conant re
turned he found his wife sitting beside
Holmes, with her arms around his
neck. She had done this so suddenly a
moment before her husband's entry
that Holmes had no time to disengage
himself. Mrs. Conant threw herself at
her husband's feet and implored bis
forgiveness. Holmes, unwilling to place
the blame on the woman, remained si
lent, and without a word between him
and Conant left the house.
Holmes and Parry met and consult
ed upon what was best to be done.
They both finally agreed that there
was no way by which Holmes could
set himself right with Conant without
accusing his wife. Nor could Barry do
so for him. A note came from Conant
stating that Mrs. Conant had said that
there had been nothing criminal be
tween her and Holmes beyond what he
(Counntt had witnessed and asked if
he could corroborate her statement.
Holmes replied that he could.
This ended Conant's and Holmes'
friendship, and Parry, fearing that
Mrs. Conant would also compromise
him. drew away from the couple. But
Conant w as so incensed against Holmes
that he soon quarreled with Barry, and
Mrs. Conant. using information which
she had got out of her husband about
his friends, caused a break between
Holmes and Barry.
'.dr. and Mrs. Conant lived on terms
of constraint for s'Ujie time. Then the
wife tv.r.fcssed tli.it her love fur him
had been 3 great that she had been
Jealous of his friends a;; l had contrived
the scene Le h.id witnessed to break it
un. but by this time the three friends
had become hitter enemies, and there
was no chance f.r a reconciliation.
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V product ion IVrfect In I'.vi-rv Detail.
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.t theatre Kriday morning:.
w n r 1 1 i ti 1 3 np
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Commencing Monday, Nov. 14.
-peciAl eiiiiafceineiit of tho--tel
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well, wear well and protect you well from severe weather.
Properly lined and perfectly tailored; made in black,
brown, exford-gray and mixed colors, from fine beaver,
vicunas, kerseys and imported Scotch overcoating. A per
fect fit for every form a proper price for every purse.
Our money-back guarantee goes with every purchase. A
most complete assortment to select from; prices from
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Men's Suits from $7.50 to
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WE WISH TO AN
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PUBLIC T H AT
OUR STYLES ARE
IN AND WE COR
5 1823 SECOND AVENUE.
An Old Adage
'A Loaf of Urea l
Flour is Worth a
Uarrel of Medi
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yr U EL CB
Tri-City Transfer and
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We also cj
handle the best grades of hard S
and soft coal. A portion of C
Four patronage is respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaran
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O Office, 215 Twentieth Street,
5 Rock Island, 111.
Schreiner Shop, 1121
Jobbing promptly done. Win
dow and door screens a spec
ialty. Satisfaction truaran
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street. Old 'Phone west 21.
Variable Robtes to Florida
The Southern Railway
In connection with
Queen St Crescent Route.
has opened up a number of attrac
tive routes to the winter resorts of
Florida by which the tourist can go
one way and return another, at a
slight increase in regular rates.
Through the Heart of the Southland
is via Chattanooga. Atlanta, Macon and
Jacksonville, one way, and Knoxville,
Hot Springs, Asheville, ("The Land of
the Sky"! Columbia and Savannah, an
other. Stoiovers in both directions.
Ijv round trip rates now in effect to
Florida and the south, and the lowest
round trip rates ever made to Cuba,
now in effect ia. Florida ports. For
literature and full particulars write
J. S. McCULLOUGH,
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t IIK .0.
C. B. ALLEN,
. ti. t: .. "i. 1. on is. Mo.
How Much is Time Worth?
If you are a busy man,
you count every min
ute worth money. You
will miss your engage
if you haven't a good
watch. You will miss
trains and experience
vexatious and costly de
lays if your watch can
not be depended upon.
We are selling a watch
for $10 that will help
you to make money, if
Time is Money.
I Young & McCombs
1HER.E ARE PEOPLE
plenty of them too, who
p ja the World
3 Tri-City Catering Co.,
us, Old 'Phone West 605, New
ours, because they are satisfied
and happy. We are sure we can
satisfy you just as well, for our
coal is the best that is mined, free 0
from dirt, slate and clinkers, and
as our prices are no higher than
is asked by other dealers for the
ordinary kinds of coal. Telephone
won't use any kind of coal but
5107. Our delivery is prcinpt.
ROCK ISLAND SAND & GRAVEL CO.. p
Twentieth Street. Between First and Second Avenu. 2
5riT 'JrZ I
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p:I! easy to take easy to act. Sold
y all druggists.
J5 Caterers and party cooks. Serve
O parties of all kinds complete,
also make and supply ice cream,
) cake, patties, croquettes and
ft salads. We also have a great
Q variety of china, silver, linen
(5 and cut glass to rent. If you
O are going to entertain, call up
'Phone 940 North, and see what
we can do for you.
Claims, accounts and informations
solicited everywhere. Both 'Phones.. .
207-209 Brady SL, Davenport, la.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE SOUTH?
io vor cam: to know of thi: mauvklocs
DEVELOPMENT NOW (iOINO ON IN
THE GREAT CENTRAL SOUTH?
OP INNCMEHAHLE OPPOfl Tl'NITIES KOK YOI'NO MEN
OU OLD ONES TO GROW RICH?
Do you want to kt.ow .-ihout. rich (irmln).' hinds, ft .-til", well located, on
a Trunk Iine Railroad, which will produce two. three and four crops from
the same field each year, and which can he purchased at very low price
and on easy terms? About stock rais:ti where the extreme of winter feed
ing is hut six short weeks? Of places where truck growing and fruit
raising yield enormous returns each y-ar? Of a land where you can live
out of doors every day in the year? Of opportunities for establishing profit
able manufacturing industries; of rich mineral locations, and splendid bus
If you want to know the details of any or all of these write me. I will
gladly advise you fully and truthful'.
G. A. PARK, General Immigration and Industrial Agent.
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD CO.,
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