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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1904.
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the donors many times a clay,
and every day.
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We handle the Laughlin Pen.
and it has given excellent satis
faction. AH prices.
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Both 'phones Old west 71,
Have You Seen
1 PEPPER NUTS,
P I.F"R KUCHEN.
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LONG OIL STREAM
Mill Soon be Running From Kan
sas Fields to New
SPANS RIVER AND MOUNTAIN
Thousands of Barrels to Fill It
Some Interesting Facts in
Connection. - -
Within a few months a sluggish
stream f yellow oil will be pulsing
half way across the continent, says the
Keokuk Gate City. Starting from Red
Fork, it will pursue Its course across
Kansas to Kansas City, across Mis
souri, under the Mississippi river and
across Illinois to Whiting, near Chi
cago: across Indiana to Cygnet, Ohio,
where it will receive a fresh Impulse
from the largest oil pumping station
in the world: across Ohio and the
northwest corner of Pennsylvania to
Ohan. N. Y.. the junction point of .the
different pipe lines, and thence across
New York and northern Sew Jersey to
the refineries of the Standard Oil com
pany at Bayonne, N. J., and Newton
Creek. New York City, reaching the
latter by a line laid under .the Hudson
river. Central park and East river.
(tar Krllmi tm Mullet.
The only portion of the pipe line
which Is to carry this stream which
remains to be completed it that be
tween Kansas City and Whiting, a line
of pipe having already been laid from
Bed Fork to Kansas City. Twenty
thousand barrels. the amount requir.d
to fill it. has be. n pumped into the
latter section from the odorous storage
tanks in lied Forks, and from it a
thick, greasy stream is now pouring
forth into the tanks at Kansas City.
There is a man to watch every foot
of all these pipes. Little of the o!l es
capes after it has flowed into these
pipes. From the moment the valve in
the I ipc at its exit from the tank at
the well Is turned the men of the p'pe
line company keep watch of every bar
rel that flows out until It reaches its
d-stination in some, refinery.
The pipe line is constantly patrolled.
The patrolman's life, at times is al
most as tedious and trying as that f a
Summer or winter the jonrney must
be made. No matter If the snow lies
several feet deep on the ground, so
much of the line must be inspected
every day. Clouds of snow blown hither
and thither by the wind of zero tem
perature must be faced.
( leased Willi .Hera per.
In order that the flow of oil may not
be decreased by the collection of par
affin on the inside of the pipes, a
scraper Is sent through them every
two weeks. The scraper is a stem
about two and one-half feet long, hav
ing at its front end a diaphragm made
of wings that can be folded on each
other, and thus enables it to pass an
obstruction it cannot remove. This
machine carries a set of steel scrapers,
somewhat like those used in cleaning
boilers. This piece of apparatus is put
into the pipe and carried along by the
current. Its progress can be followed
by the noise it makes in its passage.
It has been found by following the
noise of this machine that the current
of oil moves no faster up hill than a
slow walk, and that one must break
into a dog trot sometimes in order to
keep up with it going down hill. The
scraper Is prevented from entering the
pumps at the next station by curving
the pipe and providing a little pocket j
at the point where the pipe begins to
bend. Instead of going arouhd the
bend with the oil. the scraper slides
straight into the pocket and is taken
Will Let Public Pick the Man.
Denver, Colo.. Dec. 24. Champion
James J. Jeffries yesterday received
informal notice of probable challenges
from Robert Fitzslmmons. Marvin
Hart and Frank Gotch. the wrestU-r.
Jeffries said: "An hour ago I would
have said I despaired of getting on a
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fight for a long tima - AU juiy-white
man has to do is to go to Frisco and
convince the public be would give me
a battle worth the public's time and
money. Frisco is the only place
where a fight can be held without
danger of a fiasco at the last minute
through interference. The public Is
wise and when it wants to spend mon
ey to see me fight I will fight the man
"Hart has the qualifications of a
good man. and best of all has a clean
record. I don't know Gotch. as I am
not interested in wrestling. He is
taking the right course by going to
California, and is wise in getting on
with McCoy, who can teach him what
ever cleverness he lacks and who can
show him how to hit.
"They all look alike to me. and I
am ready for any one. The 'Frisco
public got duped in the Munroe affair,
am" it is only just to let Frisco get
even by picking its own man for the
Nelson Will Prosecute.
San Francisco. Cal.. Dec. 24. Bat
tling Nelson evidently needs the mon
ey from his pugilistic ventures more
than his "boy manager" for the
doughty little Dane swore out war
rants yesterday charging Ted Murphy
with felony and embezzlement.
There has been trouble between the
two men for some days, as Murphy
wished to put Nelson under contract,
while the latter demurred. The
friends of Murphy claim his action
v.as only the means of bringing Nel
son to his point of view, but Nelson
sees it differently.
The complaint sworn out specifies
the sum embezzled as $7,231. of which
$5,271 was contained in a check ren:
dered by Harry Corbet t as Nelson's
share of the gate receipts from the
fight with Britt. while $2.ou was what
was lift over from former contests.
Detective Taylor expects to bring
Murohv aad Eddy Santry. who left
with him. to this city today, after
u-hirh Nelson declares the charge will
ho vigorously prosecuted.
A dispatch from Stockton says whert
the San Francisco detective arrived
here last night to get Murphy, tho
Voy manager wa.-i searched again and
a check for $9.m was found. A night
in jail and the prosjiect of a prison
term had done much to tame the Inde
pendent spirit of Murphy. He says
now he will be g'.ad to settle with
Nelson and has wired him to that ef
fect. Unless Nelson relents. Murphy
is in a serious predicament.
THE FLYING DUTCHMEN ARE
TRIMMED BY THE RECRUITS
Rock (stand Coolers Go to Moiine and
Defect Old Rivals by a Score of
2543 to 2415.
The IUcruits of this city went to
Moiine last night to play a matvh with
the Flying Dutchmen of that city and
won by a score of 2543 to 2415. The
Weber 113 15S
Esterdahl 153 19 4
II. Anderson 14G 1C2
Stouffer . 143
Totals 714 S5C 845 2415
Heitman 1C3 199 13S
Heeps 12S 179 145
Kahl 1C3 155 190
Bee son . ,
17S ISO 139
ANOTHER BIG FARM SOLD
Candy Wadsworth Tract Bought by
Paul Wadsworth for $20,100.
The Sandy Wadsworth farm of 530
acres in Black Hawk and Rural town
ships yesterday afternoon was sold at
the court house by Master in Chancery
F. H. Kelley. on an order of partition
and distribution in the circuit court.
The farm was bid in by Paul Wads
worth for $20,100.
Mothers, Be Careful.
of the health of your children. Look
out for coughs, colds. Croup and
whooping cough. Stop them in time.
One Minute Cough Cure is the best
remedy. Harmless and pleasant. Sold
by all druggists.
Vlore of the Exercises Marking
Closs of the Public
MAKE MERRY WITH SONG
Rooms Regaled in Decorations
Appropriate to the Sea
son. Additional programs of the exercises
held in the several buildings yesterday
afternoon in celebration of the Christ
mas season and to mark the closing
of the schools for the holiday of two
weeks are herewith presented
At Ilorarr Mm School.
"- SIXTH GRADE.
"The Scene of the First Christmas..
. "Bethlehem Today" Mable Heuck,
"While Shepherds . Watch Their
Flocks" Nellie Sutherland.
"Rocket's Xmas" Angeline Wallick.
"Xmas Presents" Bessie Rogers
Song by School "Xmas Time is
Recitation, "Looking Ahead" Frank
Exercise. "Watching for Santa Claus"
Lucretia Grove, Aurelia Schneider,
Sarah Spaulding. Zena Southerland.
Recitation. "Xmas Questions" Jcs
sie Van Ansdall.
Song by school "Christmas1 Wel
"The Night Before Christmas"
James Thompson. Fred Orman. Clar
"The Night After Christmas"
Exercise. "Fixing Thing3 With San
ta" Ruth Bergstrom, Grace Cannin
Motion song. "Way Up. Way Up in
the Gray Sky" School.
Christmas Bell Drill Five girls with
wands and bells, Helga Granere, Elsie
Anderson. Frieda Anderson, Alma
Schumacher. Charlotte Greaser.
Recitation. "Kris Kringle" Edwin
Recitation. "The Letter to Santa"
"Christmas Thoughts" Albert Weir-
ather. Elmer Nissen, Arthur Ditch
Song. "Winds Through the Olive
Recitation. "The Christmas We Like"
Recitation. "A Catastrophe" Edwin
Snowflake Drill, by four little girls
dressed to represent, snowflakes Jes
sie Grove, Frances Pflieger, Eunice Mc
Guckin. Bertha Whitmore.
Song. "Santa Claus is Coming"
"The Snow Brigade," drill by four
boys with brooms and shovels Frank
Martens. Howard Crane, Henry Schaf-
er. Howard Bersell.
Song. "Way Up In the Gray Skies"
Recitation. "Grandma's Mistake"
Recitation. "Babie's Ball" Ida An
Recitation. "A Letter From Santa
Claus" George Whitmore.
Song. "Little Workers" School.
Recitation. "Kitty and Dolly and I"
Recitation, "About Santa Claus"
Song, "Reindeer Are Coming"
Recitation. "A Visit From St. Nick"
Song. "Christmas Eve" School.
Recitation. "Christmas Eve" School.
Recitation, "How Santa Claus
Comes" Clara Anderson.
Dialogue, "A High Ambition" Four
Song, "Christmas Cradle Song"
Recitation. "An Address to Santa
Claus" Muriel Winter.
Recitation. "My Dolly" Marie Stew
art. Recitation. "December" Gertrude
"A Christmas Wish"
At the Graat School
The pupils of grades one and two were
assembled in Miss Pryce's room and
rendered a program of recitations and
songs. The room was made resplen
dent with Christmas decorations that
the happy little hearts and busy fin
gers fashioned during the closing
weeks of the term. The pupils of room
four, with those of room three as their
guests, gave the following program:
Recitation. "Christmas is Coming -Ivy
Recitation. "Why Christmas Comes'
Recitation. "A Gentle Reminder"
Recitation. "A Christmas Song"
Recitation, "While Stars of Christ
mas Shine" Mollie Stein.
Recitation. "For Christmas" Selma
Recitation, "The Old, Old Story";
Rose En gels and school.
Recitation, "The Bird's
Carol" Lawrence Seaquist. '
Recitation. "Christmas Tree Sugges
tions" Elmer Schernau.
Recitation, "The Christmas Tree"
Recitation, "A Christmas Thought"
Recitation. "Mother Hubbard's
Christmas Cupboard" Etta Kaskad
den. Recitation. "What the Mother Goose
Children Want for Christmas" George
Recitation. "In Santa Claus' Land"
Recitation. "Grandma's Mistake"
Recitation, "Regarding Santa Claus"
Recitation. "Jes 'Fore Christmas"
Clarence Etzel. .
- Song School.
Decatur Association Annual.
At a business meeting of the Decatur
Baseball association some changes
were made in the officers for the
coming season. Jo G. Bixby will be
succeeded as president by Newt Davis,
and W. L. Shallabarger. while yielding
to the request to remain in charge
of the auditing department of the club,
will be relieved of some of the details
of the work. An executive commit
tee which will include the officers and
Anton Spaeth; H. L. Oldham and Wil
son Bering will assist in looking after
business affairs. Herman H. Miller
was for the fourth time made vice
president, a job that carries with it
charge of the grounds and things
pertaining thereto. Captain-Manager
MeFarland will be in active charge
of the players and act as business
agent on the road. Reports of last sea
son's business were made and were
of the sort to give much encourage
ment to next season. If the club has
the luck expected in gathering Its
players together in the spring it is
thought it will not be necessary to do
any rustling for funds, as has always
hi en the case heretofore. The pros
pects for next year were canvassed
and everything appeared of the" bright-!
:-t. There is perfect harmony in ;
the association and a meeting was
never held at which feeling was ex
pressed all around, all of which Is
aa augury for a great year In basebal'
ir. 1905 in Decatur.
WILD TURKEY IS A PIONEER
Specimen Preserved for 30 Years by
Henry Darts' Sons.
Henry Dart's Sons have at their
oilice a very handsome specimen of
the wild turkey admirably set up by
August Soutter, formerly a glass blow
er in this city, and an expert taxider
mist. This bird belonged to the late
Dr. Gregg of this city, who employed
Mr. Soutter to set it up. The wild tur
key is getting to be scarce in the
United States, and those best informed
think it will be but a few years before
it is extinct.
The one at Dart's Sons is not only
a line specimen, but its treatment by
Mr. Soutter is a work of art. All the
colors of the rainbow are still reflect
ed in its gorgeous plumage, and it is
well worth seeing.
Every old settter will of course re
member the genial Dr. Gregg, and
many will remember August Soutter
and his great skill in taxidermy. The
exact year in which the bird was set
is not known, but the date is supposed
to have been somewhere in the 70's.
The fact that the colors of the plum
age, and the natural appearance have
lasted for so long is evidence of the
skill of the taxidermist. The bird it
self was one of the finest specimens
to be obtained.
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THE ELECTION IN CANADA
Discussed by Rock Island Travelers
in T.nat Country.
Rock Island travelers who.se terri
tory includes the southern portion of
Canada were entertaining a few
friends last owning by tales of tlR'ir
expediences among Canadian business
Two drummers had jast rt turned
from extended trips through the Cana
dian tcirilory. and the effects of the
recent election in Canada was the
principal subject of conversation.
One of the issues in the campaign
was construction of the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway, a proposition which
is being promoted by American in
terests. with head oiliccs in Chicago.
The administration which has been
returned to power, has favored the
railway project, and it is understood
that the original intention of assisting
the company in the construction of the
line will he carried out. The oppo
sition complained that the govern
ment would be paying nine-tenths of
the cost of constructing the road,
$150,000,000, and then would turn
the road over to American interests
to be owned and operated. The ter
minals of the line are in the United
States, its head office is in this coun
try, 'and those Canadians who oppose
the measure held that if the govern
ment could give nine-tenths of the
cost, and turn the road over to the
private interests, it could have raised
the remainder of the money required,
and taken over the operation of the
railway as a government project.
The general feeling of the business
men of the country was that of "let
ting well enough alone." The vic
tory of the government in power waa
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child shows symptoms of croup. Cham
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as the child becomes hoarse, will pre
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is pleasant and safe to take. Tor salo
by all leading druggists.
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of Pretty things Left.
r. H. BURGESS AND MISS
THOMAS WED IN CHICAGO
Ceremony Perforvned by Groom's
Father at Home of the
Frank II. Burgess, manager of l!u
liock Island department of the Daily
Time:--, and Miss Mary Thomas, of
South Uoek Island, were married at .'!
o'clock at the groom's father. Key.
William Burgess, who officiated, only
the immediate relatives witnessing iho
event. The couple left, for a week'.
visit in Omaha with the sister of Mr.
Burgess. On their return limy will
take up residence in this city at
Twelfth avenue and Fifteenth street.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Thomas, and formerly
was employed as bookkeeper In the
local oilice of the Times, where I ho
romance that culminated in tho wed
ding of today had Its beginning about
one year ago. when Mr. Burgess be
came manager of the paper's interests
here. Mr. Burgess is a member of
the Tri-Cily Press club and popular
with the newspaper fraternity, and
the boys will all have the glad hand
for him when he returns, he having
kept secret his affairs of his heart un
til the announcement of today.
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
In re guardianship of minor heirs
of Claus Anderson. Bequest of Oscar
Anderson ami Jennie Anderson, mi
nors over 14 years of age, for appoint
ment of Peter Anderson as their guar
dian. Petition of said Peter Anderson
for letters of guardianship filed. Pe
tition granted on taking usual oath
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Bond filed and approved and letters
of guardianship issued to him.
Estate of Joseph Kosenfield. Peti
tion by Walter A. Rosenfield. admin
istrator, for appointment of appraiser
to fix state inheritance tax filed. Or
der appoint Ing J. S. Freeman apprais