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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1905.
x-u toll shed Dally and Weekly at 1824
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the poatofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, JH per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, March 27, 1905.
Try this year and vote above all else
for Ilock Island.
Look out for "machine" oil.
'machine" is spattering it.
This ia no time for mirth and laugh
ter; this is the time to spot the grafter.
They do say the beef trust is endeav
oring to give the people the wrong
Charles M. Schwab has sailed for
Europe, accompanied by Mrs. Schwab.
While the trip is partly for recreation,
Mr. Schwab, it is known, goes abroad
In the Interest of the shipbuilding trust,
of which he is president. It is s-aid he
is confident that as a result of a visit
that he contemplates making to the
realms of Nicholas II.. several ships of
the new Russian navy will be built it)
the United States.
Centralia Mo.) Courier: You have
no enemies? Then you have never
dared to stand up for the right against
wrong; you have never protected the
weak against a bully; you have never
even dared to defend your own rights
against oppression. Had you done any
of these things you would have made
enemies. Kven if you had done none
of these things, but simply achieved a
little more success in your business
than did your neighbor, you would have
an enemy, for failure always hates
success. The man who has no ene
mies should be ashamed of it.
as for the news; and many a woman
buys it almost exclusively for the ad-i
vertising she expects to find in it.
"Something for nothing is not busi
ness, nor is it good advertising. That
which we get for nothing, whether it
be a free calendar or a free newspaper.
receives little consideration. If I were
a dry goods merchant I would rather
have my advertisement in 1,000 copies
of any of the daily papers paid for by
the readers than to have the same ad
vertisement in 10,000 sample copies of
the same paper. Because the reader
pays for the paper, he proposes to get
his money's worth, and he cannot get
his money's worth unless he reads that
paper, and he read3 the advertise
ments because they are a part of that
DAILY SHORT STORY
STEALING A BRIDE.
Death of Boy Friend.
juies erne, the author, is dead.
His death will be mourned among his
readers young and old. Jules Verne
was essentially the boys friend. His
books found their way into the hearts
of lads who enjoy a pleasant story, and
as a writer of stories Verne was one
of the most satisfying to youthful
readers. He has been criticised some
for the elasticity of his imagination,
but many of his most startling dreams
are today eclipsed by fact. Thousands
of thousands of boys have read Verne's
"Round the World in Eighty Days."
his "Twenty Thousand leagues Under
the Sea," and other works of fiction
especially suited to occupy and enter
tain the youthful mind.
As a friend of the boys from a lit
erary standpoint. Verne has been one
of the foremost of authors. Mis books
have given boys opportunity for enter
tainment and thought, and there is lit
tle question but that the works of this
author have served as a medium to
keep "boys out of mischief," to use a
well-worn phrase, and to hae done
this in addition to having entertained
the boys. Verne has filled a place in
the world for which the world lauds
According to an exchange, a Russian
timber dealer has discovered a valua
ble mine of oak. It is in a river of
south Russia, in layers three or four
feet deep, scattered over one hundred
and fifty- square miles, and its most
striking feature is its variety of colors,
supposed to be due to the variegated
soil of the river bottom. No fewer than
21 shades of pink, blue, yellow and
brown have been noted, each log hav
ing its own uniform shade. The logs
taken out have ranged from 4' to 2"t
feet in length and from 1.1 to 20 inches
in diameter, and it is estimated that
more than 13Vno, averaging 70 feet,
Castro Seems m Know His Dnslncs
President Castro, of Venezuela, re
fuses to arbitrate his differences with
the asphalt trust that does business in
the United Stales. Mr. Roosevelt has
asked for arbitration of matters pre
sented to this country, hut he has not
made It too public that these are mat
tors for the most part that affect the
asphalt bunch. If Castro can knock
out the asphalt fellows, the trust, not
many people in the United States will
drown themselves in the tears they
sued. It is possible that the trust is
tight in its contention, but it will have
to show us; it is entirely probable that
the trust is wrong. Castro wanted the
trust to make a move that would try
the case in t ho-courts of this country;
it refused, and then he rather pushed
that on. He was clever in that move,
of course, for someone to'.d him how
the asphalt fellows stand here, but
they have refused to take the bait. They
prefer to have the matter arbitrated in
a court where Americans will not do
the deciding. Castro prefers to have it
lone by people who know the trust,
and there is the hitch.
At the Harper J. T. Walker, Kan
sas City; C. V. Hafner, New ork;
Carl Schulz. Mrs. Waxman, Chicago;
Mrs. H. M. Cowperthwaite, D. Bucks-
weiler. New ork; . yitange, Cey
lon, India; A. M. Silbernagel, New
York; .1. H. Williams, Chicago; R. P.
Notion. St. Iuis; Mrs. Anna E. Steele.
Mrs. Hendrick V. Fischer.Miss Abagai!
Fischer. Geneseo ; F. C. Torelle, De
troit; F. W. Rust, cntcago; . ivacien.
Clinton. Iowa: W. Chipman. New lork;
George W. Hall. Detroit: W. P. hem-
nun), New York; Harry S. Curtis, Chi
cago; tieorge -M. nanner, inuianano-
lis: F. E. Thompson, Newark; E. X.
Woodruff. Peoria; Tom Middleton.
nloomington: George T. Oliver, Tou
lon. III.; Charles M. Martin. W. W.
Newhall. Kansas City; Hal G. Stein.
St. Ixuis: J. W. Powers. Chicago; J.
E. Haird, Kansas City; P. E. Stoke and
wife. New York: F. I... Gregg. Kansas
City; E. II. Wagner. New York; G. W
Forest and wife. Clinton: E. 15. Hofeit
epen. Cincinnati; W. M. BartMt. Kan
sas City; E. E. McCord. I.ouis Stein,
Chicago; A. C. Summers. New York;
.1. H. Austin, Detroit; W. W. Avers, St.
l.oiiis;; F. C. Schoemhaler. F. W.
Welles. Chicago; Ti. C. Tanner, De
troit; Mai tin Roulron. Milwaukee: E.
R. Douglass, George Roach, Chicago.
Newspapers the Rest.
In an address before the New Eng
land Dry Goods association Nathanil
C. Fowler discussed methods of adver
tising. Concerning newspapers he
"Without depreciating the value of
any of the good advertising mediums,
for there are many. I wish to state em
phatically, and without qualification,
that the newspaper is the best and
cheapest advertising medium for the
retail advertiser, and is the only local
medium worthy of being called indis
pensable. I cannot too forcibly im
press upon you the intrinsic value of
newspaper advertising Fpaee. I base
my opinion upon 23 years of actual ex
H?rlence in weighing advertising val-
At the Harms (European) M. H.
Cohen. Chicago; R. H. McCoy, Balti
more; W. W. Stone. Chicago: E. J.
Stoltz, S. .1. Kruger, New York; C. I..
Stone, Bloomington; S. Green, Chica
go; F. I.. Jones. Streator: J. M. Farns
worth. Townsend: H. M. Wandel: G. E.
Shaw and wife, Geneseo; C. R. Haw.
Peoria; James P. Brown, New York;
J. W. Adams. Mason City. Iowa: W. K.
Sutleff, IVoria; C. W. Morrison, Peo
ria: W. II. Dorman. St. Louis; William
G. Mason. Chicago: J. A. Voting, Buf
falo. N. Y.: R. H. Ess. New York; D.
E. Paring. Chicago; R. Y. Meyers; C.
W. Oidis. New York; E. H. Trump, St.
Iuis; George E. Shaw. Geneseo; R.
Harri-. Chicago: William R. Norton,
Peoria; D. M. Anten, Oelwein, Iowa;
J. O. Lindburg. Ottumwa: J. A. Hillis,
St. Ixmis; M. D. Louisville: J. H. An
des. Incaster. Pa.; S. B. Williams, C.
A. Burman. Chicago: Blanche Tarver,
John Crippen. Jack Bessey, Grace Bes
sey. Ada Dalton. I.eroy Iewis. S. D.
Hand: J. Smith, Toledo. Ohio; Mr. Fer
guson and wife. Chicago: George Che
ney: J. F. Rosenburg and wife. Chica
go: George Skinner, Princetown: Wil
liam Waterman. Geneseo; E. DIenor,
Lganworth; F. E. Cook. Peoria: Wil
liam Bochman. Peoria; M. D. Cullman,
Peoria: P. E. Story and wife. Cam-bridue.
At the Rock Island (European) T.
W. Powell, St. Ixmis: W.R.Carey. Car
txui Cliff: A. M. Lewis. Canton; Guy
S. Fry. Genoa. 111.; W. D. Baker. Edg
inuton: G. T. Blakeiey. Buffalo Prairie;
C. B. Baker. Chicago; L. Virtue. Owa
tonna; c. I- 1'lrich. Aledo; A. J. Fra
7ier. Beardstown: C. W. Black, St.
Ixr.iis; F. A. Johnson. Cambridge; C.
A. Piper. Allerton. Iowa; A. H. Kraner,
West Liberty; William Strohmeier. An
dalusia: H. B. Thomas, Columbus Junc
tion; C. H. Clarahan. Ainsworth; E. A.
Ebey. St. Iou:s; C. L Borera. St. Iu
is; J. B. McConnell. St. Joe; R. B.
Reed. Galesburg; C. L. Iawton, B.
Boyce. Chicago; J. P. Chandler. St.
ties. I am speaking through the head I loui.-: H. F. Bowen. Chicago: W M
of experience and not through the hatjMee. Minneapolis: W. M. Lewi's. Buffa
of conceit, nor have I any self interest jl. N. Y.; M. Paulson. Milwaukee
whatsoever. It make no difference tojCapt J. L. Gi'.breth. Ft. Sheridan: R
mc whether you adertise in thenews-jG. Shields. Bloomington: J. F. Smith
j. ... ..,.. iMin wt. or an. i i o:euo. unto: tjcors:e Cheney
"Tl"- " paper. from every stand-! Windsor ; P. J. Doyle, Chicago;
IKum. ioicaoy. rsycaoiostcall y and leek. Muscatine: r W
prrctically, is the most natural adver
tising medium. Advertising belongs to
the newspaper. The reader buys the
newspaper for the advertising as well
O. I- '
In colonial times there was a curious
custom called bride stealing. Persons
who had not been invited to the wed
ding would watch for a chance after
the ceremony had been performed to
kidnap the bride, riaclng her oil a
horse behind one of their party, they
would gallop to a neighboring tavern
where they had ordered supper. If
they reached the tavern before the
bride had been rescued the night was
ppent there In feasting and dancing,
and the bridegroom was expected to
foot the bills.
Mary and Helen Harrington, (laugh
ters of an old colonial Justice of the
leaee, were very attractive girls. Mary
was eugagM to an officer iu the British
army, and her parents, being Tories,
were well satisfied with the match, but
Helen's tiance, le!ng outspoken in con
demnation of the taxes the king lev
led on the colonies, was not acceptable
to her father, who declared that she
should never marry a man tinctured
with a spirit of rebellion.
. On the other hand, preparations for
the marriage of Captain Illuehelwood
and Mary Harrington were being made
with great satisfaction to all, though
Truxell and Helen could not but be
cast dowu at the contrast between
their own condition and that of the
happy pair. In vain Truxell endeavor
ed tj gain an interview with Helen,
hoping to persuade her to elope with
him. But she was so closely watched
that cjimuuiiication was Impossible.
Preparations for Mary's wedding
having been made and the wedding
day arrived, guests from all the coun
try roundabout were assembled at Har
rington Hall to take part in the fes
tivities. aptatn liincneiwocxl wore
his scarlet uniform, Mary a white satin
gown leantifully trimmed with lace.
Her sister was her only bridesmaid.
There was a plentiful sprinkling of
redcoats from the groom's regiment,
stationed at Boston, who held their
heads very high among the plainer
young men who were soon to meet
theiu at Concord, Lexington and Bun
ker Hill. The ceremony had taken
place, the bride ami groom were re
ceiving congratulations, and the negro
cooks in the kitchen were bringing in
the supper. Suddenly every candle was
extinguished, aud there was a commo
tion, amid which voices cried:
"The bride has been stolen!"
"They're galloping away!"
There was a clattering of horses'
hoofs, growiug fainter in the distance.
Under the sheds horses and vehicles
which had brought the guests were
stauding, and a number of the men,
headed by the bride's father and her
husband, mounted and dashed away
after the kidnapers. A full moon Illu
minated the landscape, and at every
straight stretch of road the pursuing
part j" could see those who were fleeing
before them lashing their horses. At
one point the pursuers came to
branches of trees piled In the road to
prevent their progress. That the kid
napers were not delayed was because,
having prepared the obstructions them
selves, when they came to them they
took a bypath around them. Dismount
ing, the pursuers soon cleared the road
aud were off again. Then they up
proachod a covered bridge which had
been packed with straw aud which us
soon as the kidnapers had passed
through it they had set afire. Indeed,
the pursuers saw the sparks struck
from the tlint for the purpose. By the
time they reached the bridge it was
aflame, and they ruust go to a ford a
good mile around. This decided the
race. When the pursuers reached a
tavern where the lady had been taken
and Mr. Harrington went up on to the
ponh his daughter came out to meet
him. But instead of throwing herself
Into his arms she knelt at his feet.
Then for the first time her father uo
tb ed that a man who followed her was
"What do you mean by this?" cx
claliiHHl the old man angrily.
"Father," sai.l the kneeling girl, "for
give ine. I am married."
"Of course you're married and, thank
heaven, to a loyal subject of the king.
What: Helen: Do you mean"
"It means. Mr. Harrington," said
Truxell. "that the bride is at home.
This is her sister, whom that clergyman
who Is standing within has just united
in wedloek to me. Our wedding supper
Is ready. Send for the guests at the
ball, and we will celebrate u double
Helen led her father to a room where
they were alone and, winding her arms
aIout him. brought him to forgive her
and make the o-casion a merry instead
of a in Hirnful one. One circumstance
was of great assistance to her. In the
settlement pertaining to Mary's mar
riage Mr. Harrington had been obliged
to use 20 worth of stamps that had
Ixvti rendered essential under the
stamp act an act which finally made a
rele out of the old Tory. At any rate.
he forgave the young couple, and all
rode back to the hall, meeting messen
gers to say that the bride was safe and
it was the bridesmaid who had teen
stolen. On reaching the hall they ate
one supper there, then went to the tav
ern, where they ate another.
The marriage that Mr. Harrington
expected would le a blessing to him
turned out quite the reverse. Mrs.
Hinchelwood went to England with her
husband, and her father never saw her
again. Tmxell later lecame an officer
In the Continental army and was mnch
admired and beloved by his comrades.
After the war, when his father-in law
i was very old.. Truxell took charge of
his affairs, and under his management
S.uie- I j ' A riUT greiuy prosper. sirs. Truxell
lee Crica'o- C it sTf.M n i ' eventually succeeded to her father's es-
Y Charles' xlJLfll L 'V tate- "d descendant hare enjoyed
vU' Ji Lanp ead, Beaver rain. j
Opening Of Spring and Summer Millinery.
Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday,
si JV EJTPOSITIOJV of superb millinery, revealing Fashion's
newest and most charming ideas for spring and summer.
The most famous designers of two continents are represented in
this immense display.
The Great Milliners
Georgette Reboux, Blum, Roger
Vhwt. Blondel, Carlier, Francois,
Establish the Millinery Fash
ions of the World.
Exquisite and precise reproductions of the beautiful creations
brought out by these artists are shown in this opening. So care
fully and skillfully have these models been duplicated that it is
hard, indeed, to distinguish them from the originals.
Leading New York and London milliners are also represent
ed, together with scores of beautiful conceptions from our own
workrooms that vie with the foreign models in beauty, grace and
Large picture hats of Tuscan straw, smart turbans, polo turbans, Napoleon hats and toques, showing more
beauty and variety than heretofore. Plateau effects, and half a score of other new and novel shapes complete
the assortment. The color schemes zre exquisite, producing some marvelous new shades and colors that
carry us back to the enchanting age of Louis XVI. Saxon blue, all the lilac shades, straw shades, onion
shades, reseda, tints of cyclamen, bronze, greens, mulberry, etc. American Beauty roses are largely used in
trimming, as are wee flowers like violets and forget-me-nots.
Our present exhibit surpasses anything we have heretofore
had. A display of hundreds of hats, each one of individual style
and charm, each one a gem of the milliner's skill.
Notwithstanding the gre?t breadth of our preparations and the high qualities of materials used, we
have maintained our low prices. We ask you to visit this exhibit, to examine the making, to note the low
prices on usually expensive hat. We know you'll find a hat to suit, they're all so becoming.
HARNED CSL VONMAUR.
f Great Sale Famous IBtsndhar and French
$ Wilton Rugs and Carpets.
EVERY HOUSEKEEPER IS AWARE OF THE SPLENDID WEARING QUALITY, FAST COLORS AND DECOR
ATIVE BEAUTY OF THESE CELEBRATED RUGS AND CARPETS. THEY ARE AS FINE AS.SILK AND AS
DURABLE AS IRON. ABSOLUTELY FAST COLORS AND HIGH DECORATIVE EFFECTS OF UNQUESTION
ED BEAUTY. COME IN RICH ORIENTAL AND L'ART NOUVEAN DESIGNS. WE ARE ABLE TO FOLLOW
ANY DECORATIVE SCHEME, AND OUR PRICES ARE LOWER THAN THE PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTUR
ERS' RETAIL PRICES.
The manufacturers and patentees of Ibindhar and French Wilton Hurs and
Carpets, Ivins Dietz fc Metzgcr Co., Philadelphia, receive the best testimony
to the merits of thoir product from the fact that the United (States povern
mcnt and the leading railroads of the country have adopted It. The high
est achievement in modern Carpet and Riik weaving.
French Wilton R.ugs Bundhar Wilt on Rugs
Size 9x12. Philadelphia price $35;
Size 8.3x10.6, Philadelphia price
Size 9x12, Philadelphia price, $37.50;
pnee . . . 35.00
OUR STOCK OF ALL KINDS OF VELVET, TAPESTRY AND INGRAIN CARPETS IS VERY LARGE AND
MUCH BELOW THE MARKET PRICE. IT WILL PAY YOU TO LOOK AT OUR LINES BEFORE YOU BUY.
OUR PRICES AND QUALITY IS POSITIVELY GUARANTEED.
l.CLEMANN (St SALZMANKTl
4. SIXTEENTH STREET AND SE COND AVENUE. ROCK ISLAND
LARGEST, LEADING FURNITURE STORE IN THIS VICINITY. 3.
S. MARSHALL FIIELTS.
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