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THE iKGHS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1905.
Published DaUy and Weekly at 1684
ecoad avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
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Wednesday, April 19, 1905.
St. Louis now has a Russian nam
"Nowhisky." That's on Sunday.
It is to be hoped Togo will shoot
the "sky" off the Russian admiral's
The democratic legislators at Spring
field will give a big banquet at the
St. Nicholas hotel on Wednesday even
trig. April 20.
The tobacco trust admits that it
made $22,000,000 last year, but Com
missioner Garfield could in all proba
bility reduce the figures to 22 cents
without batting an eye.
hence the world awaits the news of
the fight with anxiety bordering on
eagerness. Judging from the excited
opinions submitted by 'authorities'
on warfare in various national capitals,
they are delighted with the prospect
of such a great encounter excited
pleased, so to speak, over the possible
magnitude of death and destruction
that will be involved in that battle if
fought in the open sea as Rojestven
sky shows determination to fight!
The Russian commander is making
no further effort at concealment al
though how he could conceal his move
ments it is difficult to understand.
Since the passage of the straits of
Malacca a week ago it is not to be sup
posed that the vigilant Japanese would
lose sight of the enemy for a moment.
Rojestvensky's objective base is pre
sumed to be Vladivostok. His appear
ance in eastern waters is an open chal
lenge. The Japanese to maintain their
prestige on the sea and to force Russia
to broach the subject of peace pour
parlers, must "wipe him out.' The
desperatcness of the situation, the all
important consequences dependent up
on the results of the meeting, surround
the impending battle with the utmost
significance it may turn the tide of
victory, if the Russians win; speedily
end the war. if Japan is victorious.
Togo and his ships move mysterious
ly. They have advantage over the Rus
sians in that they know Rojestvensky's
strength and iiosition while secretly
preparing to strike. It is far to Vlad
ivostok, and a Japanese torpedo squad
ron has many opportunities to strike
along the way. if Togo prefers strat
egv to an oiwn test of strength and
The only message that has come out
of the Colorado wilderness 'Into which
our rough and ready president has
plunged is so familiar and character
istic that it must be genuine. It is the
single word "de-lighted."
The Quincy Herald yesterday cele
brated Its 70th birthday anniversary.
The Herald is the third oldest paper
In the sta'te. Its seniors are the
Springfield Journal, which appeared
Nov. 10. 1831. and the Galena Gazette,
which was established in 1834. By the
way do you remember that The Argus
Is 54 years old.
The old farm is not as lonely as it
used to be. observes an exchange. For
all of the neighbors are within speak
ing distance now and it is as easy to
chat .vith the man on the next farm
or in the next county for that matter,
as for the city people to talk over the
hack yard fence. And while it is not
by any means sure that the-iinprove-ments
on the eld farm will keep the
boys there, there is no doubt that most
1h)s raised on the farm are better off
there Iran anvwhere else. Hut some
of them do not find thai oiii until it is
loo la'e. A fw who go to the cities
win out and would probably have fail
ed if they had stayed on tlie farm. Hut
the bov who leaves the fami to get
away irom hani work, will find no
lose-strswn path to fortune awaiting
him in town.
Another Cure for Hanoi's III.
President Eliot, of Harvard college,
recently said: "I have lately had oc
casion to think a good deal about the
conditions of labor in our American
society, and the saddest thing that I
have learned is the lack of Hie happy
spirit of labor in American industries.
That is a most pathetic and lament
able thins What is the cure
for this prodigous evil? It is the
bringing into American industries of
the method and spirit of the artist. The
artist rejoices in his work; it is the
chief satisfaction and happiness of his
Here is a diagnosis and a new run
tdy the cure of the laborers' Ills by
definition. It was Morris who said
that art is the expression of a mans
highest joy in his work. And the cure
suggests the Cleveland Tress, for In
stance, is about as efllcifnt as would
be a prescription of rose water for a
There are some who have believed
in a different cure the equitable dis
tributi.m of wealth. They have urged
that the wage. of labor should keep
nace with the standard of living and
that the cost of living should be near
er the measure of wages a difficult
problem to solve, to be sure, hut a cor
But this college president has an
other remedy. He would make the la
borer happy regardless of wages and
cost of living. He would say to the
man who gets $1.50 per day for 2' or
200 days in the year: "My dear sir,
the trouble with you is your lack of
artistic spirit. The artisan should un
derstand the purpose and method of
the artist and rejoice. Rejoice, my
dear sir. why dint you rejoice?"
Is it likely the workingman will
grow enthusiastic over Mr. Eliot's
cheerful optimism? Before art is Jus
tice. Rejoicing is a fine mood but it is
usually predicated on a square meal.
The method and spirit of the artist de
pends largely upon a comfortable feel
ing built on bread and butter. Hut
President Eliot Is not the only doc
trinaire who. when the laborer asks
for brad. givas him a stone.
Th - Prospective Naval Battle.
If that naval fight between the fleets
ct Togo and Rojestvensky material
ize. : should, as judged from a com
pari son of the fleets, be the greatest
uaval battle of modern ' times, and
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DAILY SHORT STORY
A WELL EARNED CONSENT.
While traveling in Mexico I was pro-
feedine one afternoon on horseback
when I overtook a young man leadir,
a mule ou whose back was strapped.
ioad of wood. He was singing a merry
tuue and apparently as happy as if bis
lot bad beeu cast in a more exalted
nlHue Havinsr some knowledge o
Spanish, 1 addressed bim:
"YoU seem very happy."
"And why not? I have no riches to
make me unhaop.v. At present no
greater care is ou me tbau to get these
fagots iuto the city and sell them fo
what they will bring in the market."
I chatted with him till suddenly
vuung girl rode out from a thicket and
reined up lefore us excitedly,
"What is it. Siinnne?" asked the
young man quiekly.
"The bandit. Carlos."
Tby will lif here in a moment,
innde a short eui through the wood."
The young man looked very uneasy.
"What have bntidir to do with you
mv fine fellow." I asked "you who
have nothing bill this load of wood?
"True." h. replied, reeovering some
thing of his equanimity. Suzanne
ride on. When thev have found noth
ing they will not trouble me."
lie gave ber a quick lok. and. put
ting spurs to her horse, she disappear
ed down the road. I was somewha
unzzlPd. for she did not uppe.tr to be
of the same sot-ial grade as the man
Her features and voiee were high bred
though her dress was plain. Hut I no
tired the man's features were refined
notwithstanding his coarse garb.
Presently two men came galloping
tehind us and called ou is to halt
They paid no attention to me. but look
ed at the young man critically.
"It is not he." said one.
"I am not so sure," said the other
Then, addressing Carlos, he asked
"Did you come from the mines V
"No. signor. I have been In the forest
I judged from the robbers converse
tion that they were nfter some one who
whs supposed to be carrying a large
amount of gold dust, but they could see
no evidence of any large package on
Carlos' person or on his mule. One of
them looked among the fagots, but it
was plain that the package was not
there. I was expecting the haudits
would relieve me of some $5u I had In
my pocket, but they paid no attention
to me. They were evidently after big
ger game. They rode away, disgusted
at the time thev had lost. As soon as
they were gone the young man turned
"Siirnor, he said in a dinereut voice
from before, "are you a tighter?"
"That depends upon the cause."
I hese meu will not find the man
they are after and"
Hi1 was interrupted by Suzanne re
joining us. She looked Inquiringly at
"All right so far," he said, "but they
will return and. convinced that I have
hidden what they are looking for some
where on the road, will torture me to
make me tell. Signor." he added, turn
ing to me. "I am going to fight. Will
you help ine?"
"Yon have no weapons."
He stooped ami pulled a revolver
from each 1koI leg. I had my own re
volver under my coat. I took it out and
examined ciiamiters to make sure
they were all loaded. Carlos proposed
an aim.usii. ami. nailing the mule, we
hid behind trees, which grew thick
close to the toad. We waited an hour
and were alont to proceed when we
heard horses' hoofs and the two bau
dlls reappeared. Seeing the mule stand
Ing in the road, they dismounted and
begHii to tesr off the fagots. Then Car
los mihI I as well as Suzanne each lev
eled a pistol at them and at the word
given by Carlos fired. Roth bandits
W e were but a few miles from the
outskirts of the city and hurried ou
till we arrived at a suburb where
there was a police station, where we
reported the killing of the two men.
Then p went on rill we reached the
citj. n,v mis lime a cnange riao come
over Carlos and Suzanne. Tber threw
off any pretense of being peasants, and
I was .juite sure they were lover.
On.-- In the city, they made their way
to a bank, mid Carlos said to Suzanne:
"Go in a nd tell them to send out for
If tiile watch."
In a moment a gentleman came out
hand in hand with Suzanne. He was
My loy. I cougratute yon," be
said. "You have saved us."
"This gentleman was of great help,"
said Carlo, turning to me.
A porter came out of the bank and
carried In the wood. 1 was Invited In
y the gentleman, the president of the
bank, and when the wood was piled in
his private office a well concealed nlnr
was removed from the end of each log.
and it wm found to be hollow nd full
of gold dut.
I learned the rent later. A run on
the bank had depleted its funds, and no
more could be obtained nearer than the
mines. But the road was full of hn-
lit. and there was no guard at hand.
Carlos, a poor clerk, who loved the
president's daughter. Suzanne, volun
teered to go and bring the dust through
by Ktratagem. At this tn president
said to him, "If yon succeed you shall
have Suzanne." Suzanne, a spirited
girl, had sto'en away to act as a acont.
Tbey would have had no troahta had
not a workman at the mines in league
with the bandits informed two of bis
confederate that Carlos was going
through with the treaanre. though he
did not know how he would carry 1L
before leaving the city I attended
the wedding of the young couple who
had so well earned the consent of the
bride's fatter. BRUCE TARKER.
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The ladies of thit vicinity who zrr particular as to
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makes it possible for
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MISS JULIA BATTLES,
101 1 Sri'iiml trniif.
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GOOD DRESSERS HAVE ACQUIRED THE HAB
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OIL STOVES The
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The OU Way.
Look at the accompanying illustrations and you'll
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over the old way koo1s.
The arrows show the direction of the currents of air.
In Automatics the cold air descends in the ice cham
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opposing force. Impossible for cold and warm air
currents to collide in Automatics. Impossible to avoid
their collision in the old way goods, hence condensa
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and all that sort of thing. Perfect circulation means
jK-rfect satisfaction. Saving ice and provisions is sav
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Disjxjx; of it and buy an Automatic.
QUERY What would tie thought of a hot
air furnace that takes the cold air in aljove the
fire box? Would it have i-rfect or any sort
of circulation? Can heat and cold travtl in
opposite directions in a closed chamT-r with
out colliding? Can warm and cold air cur
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odors to mix? Can food odors in a re
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