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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 190 1.
Pnbllsfae Dally and Weekly at 1124
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TERMS Dally. 10 casta par week.
Weekly, II per year la advance.
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character, political or religions, moat
have real name attached for public
Uoa. No such articles will ha printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited froaa every
township la Rock Island county.
Tuesday, December 27, 1904.
The man w ho" ftrti fried hit divorced
wife'a daughter was not very partly
oiar about his niotber-in-law. was he?
Mr. Ijm announces that he la
going to Cuadaiajara. Mexico, for a
rent. If he will look in th archives
down there be may find some excel
lent chapters on frenzied finance.
Poetic licenses must be issued on
very liberal terms in Japan. The nil
kado dashes off a poem beginning
MT neart is at peace with all. and
then rroe out and blows a Russian
gunboat into smithereens.
Ex-Senator Marion Butler of North
Carolina got into a discussion with a
couple of friends the other evening on
that all-burning social question di
vorce. At the conclusion of the de
bate the senator related this: "Down
my way I have a friend who seems to
be a confirmed bachelor. He's some
years past middle age now and the
homeliest lool-ing cuss you ever saw
Hut he's a humorist. One day I asked
him Jokingly why he did not get mar
ried. 'Because with me he said, 'mar
riage is possible only under three con
ditions. 'Indeed, and what are they?
I asked. "Well, my wife." he replied
d roily, 'must be rich, beautiful and a
fool. Unless she is reach and beauti
ful I won't marry her and unless she
be a fool she won't marry me.
Congressman Coidfogie of New Yofk
is still suffering from the ill-advised
zeal displayed by a young newspaper
friends in the recent campaign. The
young man printed a story to the ef
fect that Mr. Coidfogie was the wealth
ifcl democrat running fur congress in
Manhattan and said the New Yorker's
fortune wm somewhere between $3
noo.ftoo and fl.mio.ooo. in a few hours
after this story appeared the con
gresttman's troubles began. Constitu
ents poured upon him. eager in their
demands for some of that enormous
wealth. He was pressed for campaign
contributions and for numerous dona
tions for charity and bis family was
practically driven out of doors by the
hordes of solicitors. Ever since the
unfortunate publication Mr. Coidfogie
has been kept busy explaining that hU
fortune is of modest proportions.
Colorado's Klect Inn Disgrace Is Very
It is very apparent that in the Den
ver election rase which are now stir
ring the state to another upheaval.
there was fraud enough for all. but the
republican party is exhibiting the most
supreme gall in getting control of the
affairs by unfair means, then ferret
ing out only democratic fraud and con
cealing the frauds perpetrated by the
republican elect iou officials.
That frauds were perpetrated in a
much larger degree by republicans
as shown by democrats on election
day. is surely well established, and it
also appears that since election day
the custodians of the ballot boxes have
been briln-d by republican ballot
thieves and they have been tampering
with the ballots in a manner which
would justify the court in throwing
them out. not because of democratic
fraud on election day. but because of
the abuse of the ballots by republi
cans since elt-ction day. Of course
all this is laid at the door of the demo
crats. The republicans have the su
preme court and legislature in their
control, aud the situation is thus ex
plained. Colorado is disgracing herself again.
The state did well to elect Alva
Adams, but certain factions are trying
to undo that good work, and bring dis
grace by wiping out that victory for
the people's choice in the state. May
they not succeed. I
to 1300 a day. By 1902 it had become
$9) a day. At that session of the
general assembly the state capitol was
guarded and policed by a force of be
tween ICO and 2K men. According to
the secretary of state, the legal cus
todian of the building, the number of
janitors and watchmen required for
the actual work on the building is IS.
The legislative Voters" league, in
cooperation with Influential members
of the legislature, says the Chicago
News. Ik now taking steps to secure
a bi-partisan agreement binding the
lawmakers to abolish . this shameful
form or graft. The originators of the
movement can count upon the grateful
recognition and support of the tax
payers throughout the state In this
undertaking. The pay-roll graft has
reached such proportions in recent ses
sions as to mulct the state treasury of
$7j.mm at every session. A large part
of this sum Is paid to "attendants"
and "watchmen" who never go near
the state capitol and who would.be
merely a nuisance if they did go there.
If all the "watchmen" and "janitors"
employed at the last session were to
try to get inside the building at one
time the men who perform actual ser
vice in those capacities would be un
able to do their work.
By timely and energetic action the
honest members of the assembly can
put an end to this robbery of the tax
payers and they should spare no effort
to do so.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE ICE PRISONERS
CHARMING NEGLIGEE GOWN
Fashioned From Cotton Crape and May
Be Made at Home.
The shops ore full of kimonos of all
kinds ranging In variety from the ele
gant silk embroidered negligee to those
of inexpensive cotton crape. These
oriental effects are certainly lovely,
but womankind is ever constant to a
constant change and demand a varia
tion of even a pretty thing.
The charming little negligee fills the
variety bill excellently. It Is fashion
ed from cotton crape the quality that
usually sells for about 15 or 20 cents
a yard. The gown is easy to make,
and the home dressmaker need Lave no
fear of a successful finish If these
rules are followed.
Two lengths of crape are allowed
for the fronts and one and n half for
If I life A 'a
A HOMEMADE KEOLIUEE.
the back if a slight figure is being
fitted. No slopiug is given to the
seams. The neck is shirred with a tiny
heading into a round shape aud trim
med about with cotton cord ornaments.
The sleeves are loose puffs finished
with double ruffles at the elbow, above
wbh'b are sewed cord ornaments.
Frogs put close together fasten the
fronts from neck to hem.
A girdle of cotton cord encircles the
waist, and it Is held on each side of
the front with one-half of a frog orna
Pay I loll Staffing.
The Chicago Daily News in discuss
Irg the legislative pay-roll stuffing.
says that an investigation by Hoyt
King, attorney for the Legislative
Voters league into the pay-roll stuff
log operations which have disgraced
past sessions of the legislature brings
to light some highly Instructive facts.
Under a law passed in 1877. the mem
bers of each legislature are empow
ered to declare by resolution that an
Increase in the force of state house at
tendants is necessary. The opportun
ity thus .iT-ri-?d to create jobs and
fill them with political proteges and
heelers has 'not been neglected.
Priwr to the passage of the law, the
assembly had a pay-roll of f 200 a day.
At the next session It was Increased
A sure sign of approaching revolt
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nervousness, sleeplessness, or stom
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particularly and all the usual attend
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and thorough effectiveness. Electric
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If you are troubled with Indigestion,
get a bottle of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
and see how quickly it will cure you.
George A. Thomson, of Spencer. Iowa,
says: "Have had dyspepsia for 20
years. My case was almost hopeless.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure was recom
mended, and I used a few bottles of it,
and It Is the only thing that has reliev
ed me. Would not be without 1L Have
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at Chicago, and even went to Norway
with hopes of getting some relief, but
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is the only rem
edy that has done me any good, and I
heartily recommend it. Every person
suffering with indigestion or dyspepsia
should use it. Sold by all druggist
(.Copyright. 1904. by T. C. McClure.
Oo day, when 430 miles to the sooth
of Cape Horn In the American brig
Wanderer, we sighted a derelict and
lowered a boat to give her an over
hauling. In making onr way back we
were caught In a squall and carried
out of night to leeward in ten minutes.
There wasn't over an hour of daylight
left us wlteu the squall came down,
and when, sight fell the gusts had set
tled down Into a steady gale.
At about 0 o'clock each man snugged
flown to make himself as comfortable
as o.siibe. and it was an hour later
when the roar of breakers came to our
ear. Every oue instantly divined that
we were drifting down upon au Iceberg
and that we were also perfectly help
less In the matter. We had lashed the
oars together and Cuug them overboard
for a drag to keep the bout's bead to
the sea. To have pulled lu the drag
would have been fatal. Before the
oars could have been detached we
should have beeu In the trough of the
sea. Presently we drew nearer and
could see the gboxtly glare of the berg
through the darkness. We missed the
northwest corner of It by not more
than a hundred feet, aud the spray of
a reeolliug wave half filled our craft.
We drifted along the great island of
Ice for twenty minutes before reaching
its southern face, and then a current
drew us into the lee of It. and we
knew that we were temporarily saved.
We got In our drag and put out the
oars, and after rowing nearly half a
mile we found an inlet or bay making
Into the berg and ran into it. This bay
extended back into the lierg a quarter
of a mile and was about a hundred
feet in width. It was like a great
rlver flowing down to the sea between
high cliffs. We were perfectly shelter
ed here, and by the light of the boat's
lautern we made a hearty meal off our
provisions, and all turned In for a sleep.
The weather was freezlngly cold, but
all were comfortably clad, and we had
the sail of the boat to cover us in. We
could hear the wind howling alnjve us
and feel the lierg tremble as the great
waves flung themselves against the
face, but every man had a good sleep
and woke up stout hearted In the morn
ing. I have called the mass of Ice an
Iceberg. Perhaps lee Island would te
a better term for It. as when we came
to Inspect It by daylight we found It
to 1 about two miles long on each
The gale was still piping away and
a tremendous sea running when we
awoke, and of course we bad no
thought of leaving the shelter we had.
The first move was to get to the top
of the lierg and have a look for the
shin. . Mr. Davis, the mate, took this
upon himself, but be made no dlseov
ery to reward bis efforts. He. how
ever, got a good idea of the lay of
things and selected a place for land
ing. When be returned we left the
bay and pulled to the east and landed
upon a Hort of shelf. We bad blocks
of Ice at band to build a hut. and be
fore noon we bad a cabin big enough
to comfortably bold five of us aud the
stores from the boat. In the afternoon
In tienrehlng about we fouud three or
four dwarf pines, planks from a ship's
bottom, a cook's galley and chairs and
a table, all but the pines from the
wreck of some men-bant ship. So In
tense was the cold that night that no
man could have lived for five minutes
outdoors. At midnight a gale came on.
The gale was the tail end of winter.
On the fourth day t7e weather became
so mild that the ice begun to melt, and
the mate told us that our. Islaud was in
a current and was being carried south
at the rate of two miles an hour. We
were In ieril now from the breaking
up of the mass. On the fifth day it
turned completely around, and a great
rift appeared right through the center.
We watched it for a day, and, seelug
It widen, we took up our quarters In
what we thought a safer position. We
were not an hour too soon. The rift
through the center continued to widen
and deepen, and by aud by there was
a great crash, aud the lierg separated
In halves, leaving us upon the larger
one. Before night the waves bad trim
mod the base of our berg of all incum
brances, aud we went drifting along se
steadily and majestically that we al
most forgot our ieril.
For three days and nights uothlug
happened worth relating except that
we discovered and managed to kill two
seals which crawled upon the berg
from the water to sun themselves. As
the winds were light, our lierg had no
motion except from the current. On
the morning of the tenth day before
daylight bad yet come we crashed Into
another lerg which had - probably
grounded, aud our escape from Instant
destruction was truly marvelous. The
south side of our lerg was split off by
the impact, leaving our but standing
on the very edpe of a cliff sixty feet
high. We bad to cut our way through
the back wall to escape.
Our boat went with the piece, and
within two hours the lierg Lceled over
on Its side. This movement took place
very slowly and brought us on the
cret of the lump instead of hc;ug on a
shelf near the water. We soon had an
other but up. and next day, tie berg
being quite still again, we made an
For the next eight days we moved
steadily southward with the current.
our food being goue and each man liv
ing on the leather of his belt or shoes.
On the morning of the nineteenth day
we sighted a sail and raised a smoke
and two hours later wo safe aboard
of the Frost King of Ft. Johns. We
bad bad a rough and perilous time of
it, and had It been midwinter all would
have frozen to death, but as it was all'
me oat In good health and without'
the slightest bodily Injury.
M. QUAD. '4
OF SORE ins
by Cutlcura After the
Most Awful Suffering
And Many Remedies Failed
to do a Cent's Worth
" About fire years ago I was troubled
with sore hands, so sore that when I
would pnt them In water the pain would
very nearly set me crazy, the skin would
peel off and the flesh would get hard
and break. There would be blood flow
ing from at least fifty places on each
hand. Words could never tell the suf
fering I endured for three yean. I
tried everything that I was told to nse
for folly three years, but could get no
relief. I tried at least eight different
doctors, but none of them seemed to do
me any good, as my hands were as bad
when I got through doctoring as when
I first began. I also tried many reme
dies, but none of them ever did me one
cent's worth of good. I was discour
aged and heart-sore. I would feel so
bad mornings when I got np, to think
I had to go to work and stand the pain
for ten hours, and I often felt like giv
ing up my position. Before I started
to work mornings I would have to
wrap every finger np separately, so
as to try and keep them soft and then
wear gloves over the rags to keep
the grease from getting on my work.
At night I would have to wear gloves .
in bed. In fact, I had to wear gloves
all the time. Bat thanks to Cuticura,
the greatest of all great skin cures.
After doctoring for three years, and
spending much money, a 50c box of
Cutlcura Ointment ended all my suffer
ings. It's been two years since I used
any and I dont know what sore hands
are now, and never lost a day's work
while using Cuticura Ointment.
THOMAS A. CLANCY,
S10 N. Montgomery St., Trenton, N. J.
Sold thfourbont ttM world. Cnticnr RmolTent. da.
0b term of CmoeoUM Coated KIU, 25c. per tW of 60),
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A Speaking, living portrait In
how Hq.l Parte. J
an Potter Dnii
f-Scud for " Tl
Loss of Vigor,
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Twenty year xvrinc
in Army. Hospital and
In Bank until
our e dm When
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Dealers In single and double
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Dealer In single and double strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate, BeveleJ
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THE NEW CARD GAME
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I 1 NotihSia-g I I
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NEVER BEFORE HAS SUCH A NEW, CLEAN STOCK
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25 to 50
Per Cent Off on
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REMEMBER, THIS IS ALL THIS SEASON'S GOODS
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The Best New Years Gift
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Is a box of our Fine Cigars. We have bought an especially fine line of
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Harper House block. John P. Sexton, Prop.
IF YOU NEED ANY MONEY RIGHT QUICK
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Jewelry, Musical Instruments. Suit Cases, Trunks, Clothing and unre
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SIEGEL'S LOAN OFFICE, Old phone, W. 816, four rings.
A Morris chair would -make an ex
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range of priceq and can save you
money. .Call and see them.
Fpr useful gifts for the home. We will save
you Money on Anything Vovi Buy.
A fine line of Extension Ta
bles at prices up from
AN APPROPRIATE GIFT.
Fancy parlor rockers, piano
polish, same as cut
From $18.00 to $75.00.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LINE OF PARLOR FURNITURE AND
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The Buck Stove is the Best
COMBINATION BOOK CASES.
We are showing the largest line of
book cases, china closets, buffets and
side boards ever shown in the tri
cities, at all, prices.