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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 100.5.
FoVllshed Daily and Weekly at 1624
Becoad avenue. Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the postoffice aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week
Weekly, $1 per year in advance.
' All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. tio such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Monday, Feb. 13, 1905.
, It may f fortunate that it is a still
cold but it its still cold at that.
Bring In the interurbans and su
burbans, but bring them in right.
Will the backers of the senate side
of the controversy with the president
style themselves stalwarts?
If that august body, the United States
senate, now thinks it has put the im
petuous Teddy out of business, it may
find before four more years roll around
that it is mistaken.
The biggest and braInle$rnveiT of
the senate, taken as a whole", voted
against the proposition to pe.rmit the
executive to go too far in his high
strung notions as to running the na
tion, single handed.
Minneapolis Journal: Go down
southwest and see the bottomless
bunch of sand and alkalai they rail
soil; go to New Rutland and look over
the rocks; fro south and spend your
money for fertilizer ami you will re
member with pleasure the soil of the
northwest where things insist on grow
ing anyhow, even if the government
does throw in a bunch of climate in the
Robert Hoe, the famous builder jf
printing presses, hn this for his fav
orite maxim: "It is letter to get be
hind a tiling and push it along than
to get in front of it and drag it after
you. In other words, it is thn work
not the num. that should attract at
tention." This expression of reserve
helps tt explain why it is that Mr. Hoe
is never interviewed in the newspa
pers. He has an air of Hi-Kant leisure
but works as hard as any of his em
ployes, thoroughly understanding ev
ery detail of his vast business. ,
ine manufacturer wnoso products
are distributed to consumers through
"thousands of small retailers and wlio
depends upon them to acquaint the
public with the merits of the goods
Is making the old mistake of sending
a boy on a man's errand. The little
fellows can at best stimulate the de
mand each in his own particular neigh
borhood, while the manufacturer by
judicious newspaper advertising, can
educate a whole nation to insist upon
having his specialties. Plain as the
proposition is. there are too many
manufacturers who do not seem to see
that by helping the retailers they
would be helping themselves.
The Island of Hay tl.
Secretary Hay, in announcing the
arrangement for the control of the
finances of San Domingo, expressly
disclaimed any intention of assuming
a protectorate, but nobody is expected
for a moment to doubt that a protec
torate is practically what is to be es
tablished. In fact, the Monroe doc
trine itself, in its widest interpretation,
means a practical protectorate over
the whole of the West Indes as well
as Central and South America.
Once San Domingo is held with a
firm grip by the United States it will
leconie neevssary to establish a sim
ilar condition of affairs in the repub
lic of Hayti. which is an exact repli a
of mongrel little Santo Domingo, hv
cated on the same island and equally
in need of regulation.
The inauguration f a system of
practical control in the island of
Hayti will make that island to all
practical pirHes an American ios
Bession. without niakiuz it an inteeral
part of the United States. Call it
what we will, that will be the situa
tion. Cuba has made ix success of self
government under an autonomous sys
tem guaranteed and supported by the
United States, and Hayti will no doubt
do equally well after it has learned
that any lapse into anarchy or bad
government would promptly lead to
the presence of American troops.
The experience of Cuba and the Phil
ippines" indicate that such countries
are much better qualified to govern
themselves according to th'-ir ow-n cus
toms and laws, when upheld by a
Rtrwnr power, than to submit to a
from of government administered from
Such -i " --torate may mean the
salvation of San Dominpo and Hayti.
AlthoMh the island is more than half
the size of Cuba and 10 times the size
of Porto Rico, its trade is insignificant
in comparison with either. This is not
due to any lack of fertility or resource
fulness. The island is capable of great
development, but constant misgovern-
nient and frequent revolutions have
paralyzed industry and driven away
investment. Under proper control
Hayti may soon be made one of the
most richly productive islands of the
Two Much Money.
According to a New York paper,
which claims to know what it is talk
ing about John D. Rockefeller's in
come is now $6,000,000 a month. H
is said to be worth nearly or quite $1
000,000,000 a sum so Immense tha
one can form little conception of it
If all of it were in silver dollars and
laid side by side they would come very
near reaching around the earth.
Think of an income of $C.000,0o0 a
month. No man can need or use that
sum and the only use for it is to swell
his present immense fortune. Wha
can John D. Rockefeller do with hi
fortune, and what good does it do him
He cannot spend it, and it is difficult
to see how it tan aid in the rational
enjoyments of life. A1 small fraction
of it would purchase all and everything
he can possibly find for, or put
to any good purpose unless he would
decide to give all his surplus income
away to deserving objects of benevo
lence and charity; but Mr. Rockefeller
is not built that way to any conspic
uous extent. All that he can do. an-1
about all that he does do. is to wea
out his life looking after his immense
interests, guarding against loss, and
trying to find some way to invest his
profits so as to add still more to his
already overwhelming and unwieldly
fortune. If he should suddenly lose
nine-tenths of it he would still be
rich man. and have more money the,n
he would need.
When Mr. Rockefeller wears himself
out and probably dies of premature
old age. his great wealth will avail him
nothing, and probably will cause liti
gat ion. contention and dissatisfaction
among those who are left behind. Tht.
prayer of Agur "Give me neither
poverty nor riches." would not strike
this man as a good one. but it is. The
man of moderate wealth is better off
than is one who cannot count hi
riches. John D. Rockefeller has too
much money. And yet he wants more
UNBURNED LETTER MAY
(Continued from Page One.)'
eral grand jury was preparing to indict
my son who had written the agreement
letween Mitchell and myseif on the
typewriter, for perjury, and when I
learned that agents of the government
were in possession of facts proving
that the document was not signed on
March r. lswl, as I had sworn, but that
it had been prepared and signed last
Will Trll Whole Truth.
i expect to be called as a witness
in the case against Mitchell and I will
tell the whole truth regarding the bus
iness of the firm, without regard to
Judge Tanner in his statement be
fore the court told about the change
made in the contract between himself
and Mitchell. He said:
"When Mitchell was out here he
looked over the old contract and there
was a clause in it he thought ought to
be changed and he told me to fix it
and then drew it up in writing here.
changing the particular clause that he
(Mitchell) though would be dangeroii
for him. and we signed it.
Would KIs KolMTtnnn.
'At the time that was done. I said
to him. 'Now. Mr. Robertson (Mitch
ell's secretary) is the only man on
earth, except you and I. that knows
to the contrary anything about this
agreement, and Robertson will have
to corroborate this thing. Of course
it may get us into trouble."
"He said he would see what he could
do with Robertson, or something of
that kind, and the contract was left
with me in that shape. I have never
had any correspondence or any words
with the senator about it since he left
Taaarr to .r Money.
The new agreement signed in De
cember of last year contained a clause
not included In the original, which pro
vlded for service rendered before gov
eromeni departments should go to
Tanner. In all other respects; the last
agreement was identical with the orig
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DAILY SHORT STORY
J A NOBLE LIE. JJ
During that period of the American
Revolution when Washington was at
Morrtetown, Captain Leon Slade fell
desperately in love with Alene Mac
Ardle. the comeliest maiden of that
Sew Jersey village. But the young
lady's heart was already given to The
odore Hutchinson, a Tory lieutenant la
the British army.
One evening Captain Slade went to
call upon Miss MacAxdle to plead a
cause that he knew was hopeless, lie
rapped several times with the brass
knocker Lefore being admitted, and
then It was Aleuj who opened the door.
On seeing Slade she paled, but recov
ered herself at once and cordially In
vited him into the living room. The
two seated tliemselves lefore the great
open fireplace, on which blazed a heap
of logs, and Slade used every argument
at his command to induce the girl to
give up Ler Tory lover aud marry him.
She was an ardent American, but she
loved Theodore Hutchinson and de
clined firmly though kinijly togive-Jiim
np. During the intcrvLewslu; was ill at
ease, constantly castiug glances .over
Lef shoulder, as if expecting to see
something she dreaded. To lose the girl.
without whom his life would not be
worth living, through a redcoat worked
the young man into a Crenzy, and he
vowed that he would go into the Brit
ish lines, call his rival tout and shoot
lie had scarcely uttened the words,
sjtoken in the-heat of passion. when
the closed door opened, and Theodore
Hutchinson, In citizen's dress, stepped
out, bis eyes fiashmg and his face hot
"You do not need Captain Slade," he
said, "to come into our lines to call me
out. I am here to give you all the sat
lsfaction you require."
While the two mem stood regarding
each other defiantly, .their choler ren
dering them oblivious if the danger of
the situation to HutcbEnson, Alene was
bitterly cognizant of St. Stepping be
tween them, she held' the palm of a
band to each, meaning? to forbid their
meeting, and said:
"Theodore, are you mad? Suppose
Captain Slade should consider it bis
duty to inform upon your presence
here. Being in civilian's dress, you
will be arrested and hanged."
The remark brought Slade to bis
senses. He was conscious that Miss
MacArdle had stated Ids duty exactly.
A change came ovier his face that be
spoke bis thoughts.
"A man." said Hutchinson, with a
sneer, "who would attempt to force
himself on a lady -who is betrothed to
another would not hesitate to take so
base a method of getting rid of his
The imputation lashed Slade into a
fury. "There is but-one solution," be
said, "to this matter. Let Miss Mac
Ardle withdraw, and we will settle
the matter right here with swords. If
I die, I shall not need to turn you in
for what you are a spry. If you die.
you cannot carry back information of
"Agreed." said Hutchinson, with
ever Increasing wrath.
Alene stood aghast. At that moment
the front door ojeiied. and the com
mander in chief walked into the house.
He was iu frequent consultation with
Mr. MacArdle and came and went at
his pleasure. Entering the living room,
he bowed deferentially to Miss Mac
Ardle, returned Captain Slade's salute
with a nod, glanced at Hutchinson,
whom he had never seen, and asked
Miss MacArdle if be could see her fa
ther. She managed to gather sutti-
clent voice to say that be was not at
home. The general was about to with
draw when the embarrassed appear
ance of every one of the party arrested
"I have not been Introduced to your
friend." he said to Miss MacArdle.
looking serntinlzingly at Lieutenant
There are times when a noble man
by nature will temporarily look above
bis duty. Captain Slade's nobility came
out like a flash.
"My friend, rather, general." he said.
"Mr. Parks Is a friend of mine whom
I have brought to call upon Miss Mac
Ardle." The general looked from one to the
other. "These are critical times." hej
said, "ami it behooves us to be guard
ed. But since you vouch for the gen
tleman. Captain Slade, I am satisfied.
Only pledge him if he does not belong
here not to reveal our condition when
he leaves. tIIe has the face of a gen
tleman and van be trusted."
With that the commander withdrew.
As sHn as he had gone Miss MacArdle
"Splendid man! He suspected us.
but was content to leave the matter In
our hands. Promise me, Theodore, that
you w ill reveal nothing you have seen."
"Now go." said Alene.
"Not before I have expressed my
gratitude to the rival who held a terri
ble vengence In bis band and Instead
of casting it upon me told his com
mander the noblest lie ever uttered by
"Since I have your promise," replied
Slade, "a promise which I have no
doubt you will keep, and the implied
permission of the general in chief to
permit you to return to your lines, I
will be happy to insure your safe exit
through our vedettes by escorting you
myself, ion owe your life to the man
who knew by instinct that you had
come here through lore or friendship."
The men left the house together, and
Hutchinson was passed through the
American lines. He lost bis life soon
after at the battle of Monmouth, and
Slade afterward married Miss MacAr-
me, erne caa oen won rrom the mo
m m - - f
ment he had told his splendid lie!
MART T. ELLIOTT.
DR O F
Your health Is yoor
greatest blessintr. Guard
it as your hie. rind oat
the truth about yourself,
whether you are sick or
well. Learn how to ret
well and keep well and how to set well should
you become ilL Poor health is the result ot your
failure to obey nature's laws. How can you obey
these laws unless you know what they are? Do
you suffer from headaches? Is your appetite poor?
to you lay awake at nigbt? Are you nervous and
irritable? Then you are cn the down-road to poor
health. Get on the up-road. Ir. McLean's bock
tells you how to regain lost health or to retain the
health you have.
Dr. J. H. McLean has prepared many remedies
to help those who suffer. ne ot them is
This remedy reaches the organs that are most
susceptible lo disease: the oremns thai must be kept
in food working condition to secure prod health
for you. McLean's l.iver and Kidney P.nlm puts
these onrans ia Rood order and keeps them so;
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THE DR. J. H. McLEAN MEDICINE CO.,
ST. LOL'IS, M0.
AH flOUNCEME NTS
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
The Illinois Ce-ntral maintains double
daily st-rviee. and iif-iat-s the bKt of
trains, with Dining Cars, HufTet-UbTary
Cars. Chair Cars and Sleeping Curs,
from Chicago. St. Louis. Cincinnati and
Louisville south to -New Orleans. The
best road for reaching trie Winter Tour
ist Resort? of the south, including
m:av ohlras. ' vicksbi kg.
havana. c i ha.
colon. panama. ;i i.fi'okt, miss.,
Mardi Oras at New Orleans March 7.
Gulfport is a Mexican gulf coast resort,
having the new. tine Oreat Southern"
Hotel. Steamships leave New Orleans
every Saturday afternoon for Havana;
every Wednesday morning for Colon,
Panama. Regular ocean steamship sil
lugB from New Orleans for Mexico. Cen
tral America. Panama. West Indies find
I'urope. Send or call for descriptive
matter in regard to the above.
HOT SPRINGS, AltK.. FLORIDA.
Daily Sleeping Cur without change,
Chicago to Hot Springs, with connec
tions at Memphis from Cincinnati and
Through "Dixif Flyer" Sleeping Car
lin St. Louis to Jacksonville- via Nash
ville, Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Tour of all Mexico, via Illinois Cen
tral R. R.. under escort of Rcau Camp
bell, general manager the American
Tourist association. Quincy building.
113 Adams street. Chicago, leaves Chi
'ago Jan. 31. Select clientele. Limited.
All exclusive privileires. independent
travel. Special Pullman vestibule
train, drawing rooms, compartments, li
brary and rn'isir" room, with the largest
dining car in the world, and the fa
mous open-top observation car. Chili
litli. Special baggage car. Tickets in-
ludf till expenses evry where.
Special tours of Mexico and Califor
nia via the Illinois Central and New
Orleans under the auspices of Iiavnior.il
X- Whitcomb. will leave Chicago Fri
day. Jan. 20 and Feb. lit. for Mexico and
California, and Friday. March 3, for
California: this last to include a stop
over at New Orleans for the Mardi
Gras. Kntire trips made in special pri
vate vestibule trains of finest Pullmans,
with dininsr car service. Fascinating
trips, complete in every detail.
Illinois Central Weekly Fxcursions
to California. Kxeursioti cars through
to Los Aneelcs and San Francisco, as
follows: Via New Orleans and the
Southern Route every Friday from Chi-
eago: every Tuesday from Cincinnati.
Via Omaha and the Scenic Route every
Wednesday from Chicago.
For information In detail, sleeping
car reservations, etc.. address
G. A. SMITH, Com'l Agent.,
329 Main Street. PLORIA. ILL.
what you want to
buy, sell .or trade,
the only place where
you can do so to the
best of advantage is
here. We are speci
alists in the second
hand business and
take special pains
to s e e that every
tfansacticn is satis
factory. Give us a
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HOW TO SEE
S275 tinti Upward.
Membership for a portion only
of any particular tour, under
a competent guide or an inde
pendent ticket may be secured.
Special Toi r For
Teachers and Older Pupils.
E. H. OUNG.
019 Allegheny Ave. Allegheny, Pa
John Volk. 6c Co.,
Dealers in sing'e and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood flooring of all
Dealer in single and double strength
Window Glss. Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art G!zss.
311 and 329
Let Us Have an Honest, Earnest Talk About
Your Furniture Buying J J
WHEN YOU FAVOR A STORE WITH YOUR PATRONAGE YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT THE MOST
COURTEOUS TREATMENT; THE FAIREST KIND OF PRICING; A GOOD, BRIGHT, CLEAN, LIBERAL
STOCK TO SELECT FROM.
THAT IS JUST EXACTLY WHAT THIS STORE HAS TO OFFER YOU. IT'S BEEN THIS POLICY
THAT HAS MADE THIS STORE THE MOST POPULAR TRADING PLACE IN THE CITY. BUYING'S EASY,
COMFORTABLE, CONVENIENT HERE. WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO TRY. THINK YOU'LL BE GLAD IF
STILL A DEEPER
$25 Siits Now $18,
$20 Sviits Now $12.95.
$18Sjits Now $11.85.
$15 Suits Now $9.95,
$13.50 Suits Now $8.75..
$12 Sxaits Now $7.50.
This is all strictly High
made ip for fine trade
only. Now on sale at
necessary to move to a more desirable place. Please remember that
the Economy Dental Parlors are not there.
C. C. MANNING, D. D. S.
fllinoi s Theatre Building. Old 'Phone 706 Y
THE ECONOMY DENTAL.
OFFICES have been moved Into
the Illinois theatre building, and
are not at the old location, 1610'
Second avenue. All of our lady
patients objected to going there,
owing to the fact that there was
a clubroom, pool and other games
on the same floor. We found it