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THE SHOTS, TUESDAY, JULY -4, 1005.
Xftalished Dally and Weekly at UM
econd a venae. Rock Island. I1L (En
tered at the postoQce a second-class
y THE J. W. POTTER Ca
TERMS Dally, it cents per week.
.Weekly, l per year In advance.
All communication of argumentattTe
character, political or religious, mut
bare real name attached for publics,
tlon. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from arery
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, July 4, 1905.
"Tbe pood die young" Is a maxim
whfth little Sunday schools boys
should always remember on the Fourth
Yale university is not at all inter
ested in those stories about Mr. Rocke
feller's father told by a writer named
Ida M. Tarbell.
If Lord ('union, of Kedleston, loses
hi job as viceroy of Iudia. perhaps he
cau get another in America the next
time a life insurance company gets in
N0w York pastors are waking up to
ttie fact that the fevil is even more
active in the summer thau in the win
ter, and are accordingly doing away
with the summer vacation.
the city and the country" into still clos
In the course of time country towns
and agricultural sections will be as
well equipped as the cities with public
utility arrangements. No want or con
venience will be neglected. The -tendency
to give the country such accom
modations as are desired for quick
ness in work, dispatch In transporta
tion and augmented comfort in living
is accumulating energy. The counci
ls having an experience similar to that
which was bad by the city. Apprecia
tion of each improvement leads to oth
The term "hayseed" no longer ap
plies. The young man from the jural
town or the farm is not an object of
derision any more in the city. His at
tire is conventional, his deportment
manifests culture, he is amply inform
ed as to the tricks aad schemes of vil
luins. he is familiar with business cus
toms and methods, and, in general, he
shows himself to be in touch with the
world and its affairs. This is because
the newspapers get regularly into the
country, because education is valued
and because intercourse between city
and coHntry is better than ever. News
is carried out to the countrv dailv
The young man supplements his read
ing with occasional trips to town.
Tke country, with its numerous ad
vantages, is likely to become the ideal
place of residence. If it can add, as
it probably will, to the pleasures pro
vided by nature, the necessary, spe
cial conveniences which, are furnish
en in the city, it should combine all
the best comforts of living. And a
heartier regard for the country would
be a blessing for the nation.
HAVE COFFINS READY IN
HOME FOR EARLY USE
Aged Couple in Bureau County Pre
pare caskets From Own
A laundry engineer down in Dela
ware applied for the position of chief
engineer of the Panama canal last
week, after he heard of Wallace's res
ignation. Another application for the
place came from a farmer Mho had
successfully drained a five-acre field In
Indiana. lloth considered themselves
Value of Trade News.
Twenty or 30 years ago it was
thought necessary to trick people into
readktg advertisements .to administer
the business announcement pill sugar
coated with honest fiction or manufac
tured news. Hut in the development
of the art of advertising experience has
demonstrated that people prefer to
take their publicity "straight." They
do not have to be hoodwinked into
reading "ads." The advertising col
umns of the newspapers are valued by
Subscribers for the information con
veyed. Their contents are discussed
In the family circle just an the news of
the day H discussed. Advertisements
in The Argus are read by people who
purchase their supplies in Hock Island.
Culloui and Ijowden.
Col. Frank O. Lowdeu has formed
&n alliance offensive and defensiv
with Senator Culloin. The Pullman
pu-lace car magnate and (torn Shyiby
had a meeting during last week, in
which it is stated the senatorial situa
turn was gone over, and Ixnvden as
Riired Cullotn that all the strength he
has in the state would be used to aid
Col loin. In some parts of the state
liowden is stronger jolitIeally than
Cullom. For a year he has been re
garden as Culloin's right hand man. In
this connection the fact may be inter
estiug that the colonel gave a "haying
mauh" at Sinissippi farm in Oglecoun
tv Saturday. The guests were enter
taiwQd in "making hay" while the sun
was shining. There was also doubt
less some fixing up of Oom Shelby's
fence, although the affair was an
nounced as purely social.
Luxuries la Connti y.
The rural town is fast becoming a
city in its general appointments, ac
commodatlons, manners and style, and
it is the means of disseminating the
latest ideas and conveniences among
surEounding farms. Through Invest
ments and improvements the country
Is getting nearer to the city, nearer to
the myriad advantages of comfort
which human ingenuity is devising.
The present is an era of luxury. Ev
ery urban home has the Investiture of
a palace in a former period; in fact,
it afters, with the common exception
of sine and yard area, more and bet
ter facilities for easy living. K?ry
country home is comparatively as well
furnished. Almost all the comfort
which is found in the city home can
be installed and enjoyed in the inost
Isolated farmhouse lying in an out-of-
Railroads go through most of the
counties of prosperous states, and are
Stretching out into growing sections.
Telegraph stations come with the rail
road system. The average flourishing
county has its independent telephone
service, with wires reaching into the
farmers" homes. Country towns have
longdistance telephone connections.
Letters, newsipers and packets are
delivered by the rural mail carrier at
farmhouse gates. Ught. electric or
gas. water and all similar require
ments or conveniences are extended
past the town limits, and they can be
had in aV:ost any section at a reason
able cost. Educatioual opportunities
are adequate, even liberal. The con
struction of good roads and highways
and the ecpansion of the interurban j
electric railway sustem are bringing
Christopher C. Phelps and his good
wne are living happily in their pleas
ant farm home in Selby township, Uu
reau county. They are aged respect
lvely 2 and tH years. In one of the
rooms of their home repose two very
fine caskets made to order for each of
them. The coffins are made according
to the plans and specifications of Mr
Phelps from lumber cut under his di
rection from the timber on his own
Some years ago Mr. Phelps had some
of the large cherry and oak trees on
the place cut and sawed. The rougl
lumber was stored away in the barn
where it was allowed to season till this
summer, when it was hauled to the La
Moille planing mill, where it was fin
ished and iolished. Again it was haul
ed to Maiden where W. H. Sutton, the
carpenter and cabinet maker, made it
into two coffins, which were then tak
en to the undertaking room of VY. S
Seoffieid. who did the inside finishing
and affixed the handles. They were
then taken to the Phelps farm and
stored away to await the time when
they shall receive the remains of two
of Bureau county's oldest settlers.
The aged couple settled on their
farm soon after they were married in
1S54. On that farm they shared the
tips and down of a pioneer life, the
sorrow, and joys, and now when the
shadows fall far to the west, these
caskets are ready caskets from the
trees of the old homestead caskets
from the. trees on the dear old farm
that sheltered them during many of
the storms of life.
They are the parents of two child
reu. Mrs. D. (1. Stewart of Seatouville
and Lyman S. Phelps, who resides' on
a farm near his parents.
The C, M. & St. P. offer first class
train service to Chicago and Kausas
City, from the trinities, sleeping car res
ervationa made to any point desired
for further information phone any of
C, M. dv St. P. Excursion Rates.
Home seekers tickets on sale every
Tuesday in each mouth to Nov. 1, 1905
To points iu Iewa, Minnesota, North
and South Dakota. And every first
and third Tuesday in each month to
other homeseekers territory. For fur
ther information phone or call at any
C, M. & St. P. ticket office.
C, M. &. St. P. Summer Tourist Rates.
The C, M. & St. P. railway will sell
round trip summer tourist tickets
daily, cqnmencing May 15, to Sept. 30,
1905, to various summer resorts in
Wisconsin. Final return limit, Oct. 31,
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Years of Suffering.
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Burge, of Martinsville, Va. "I suffered
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and during that time tried variousmed-
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Last summer one of my children was
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two doses were required to give her
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I have never since been troubled with
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When you find it necessary'-to use
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DAILY SHORT STORY
THE AMERICAN COUSIN.
"Bertha," said llerr Flelsehman stern
ly, "something is wrong very wrong.
I don't like the way things are drifting
at all. This stranger, of whom we
baow nothing this man with the tom
Uionplace name John Jones is going
to make a fool of you. You know
that by arrangement with your uncle
in America you are promised to his
ton, your cousin, who may be here any
day to claim you. What happened last
uight at the garden?"
"Well, father, I couldn't help It. It
was this way: Mr. Jones, I and the
others were sitting quietly listening to
the music when one of a party of offi
cers who were drinking heavily at the
next table ogled me and finally, rais
ing his glass, drank to me. Mr. Jones,
who saw him do it, tosed his card on
to the table before him, then paid no
further attention to him. Soon after
we left the garden."
Ye. and there will be a meeting,
you will be defended by this this John
Jones, and what girl can have a man
fight for her protection and uot fall
in love with htm?"
"But. father, has not our cousin
slighted us? He has len at the uui
versity all this time and has never
been to see us."
"Students at P.oun are not suppotl
to go gadding. They are there to
Herr Flelsehman storuied and cursed
the day when the Englishman came to
town, and his daughter went to her
room in tears. She knew that Mr.
Jones would meet the man who bad
insulted her. and she had not beard
that the former was exjert with any
weapon. She also realized the truth of
her father's words. She had liked Mr
Jones, but till his life was periled In
her defense she did not know that she
Nothing was heard of Mr. Jones till
the next afternoon, when Bertha was
overjoyed to see him come sailing up
the street as though nothing had hap
pened. But it was evident that some
thing had happened, for he "wore his
arm in a sling.
"Thank heaven," exclaimed Bertha
as he Joined her, "you are not killed. I
hoje you have not killed the other!"
"No, but he will be in bed long
enough to think over his mistake in in
suiting a lady."
"Oh, Mr. Jones, how can I thank
"You don't need to thank me. I only
did what any gentleman would have
done under tlie circumstances."
"Io tell me some way by which I can
show my appreciation of your kind
nessthe risk you have taken for me.
"There Is but one way," he said, low
ering his voice, "and that cannot be."
"Name it," she replied, knowing what
It was without his telling her,
"Your father has told me of your
Bertha knew that this was a declara
tion. She lowered her eyes. "Well?"
she said softly.
"Two persons cannot iosgess the
"I wish my American cousin were at
the bottom of the sea."
"And I were Mr. Magfuty. Then we
could fight it out."
Bertha smiled. At the same time she
did uot thtnk Mr. Jones regarded the
matter in a serious enough manner. "I
shall have to do as my father wishes,"
she said. "We German maidens are
trained to obey our parents in such
"Is it your father or you who are to
le suited with a husband?"
"Then I see no reason for you to mar
ry to suit him instead of yourself."
"You talk like an American. I won
der if my cousin has such remarkable
At this point Herr Fleischmau en
tered, scowling at the couple, who were
sitting ooite close together on a sofa.
"Herr Flelsehman," said Mr. Jones,
"vre have been discussing the German
and American methods of proposal for
a wife. Frauleln Bertha prefers the
German, I the American. I wouldn't
consider a girl worth marrying who
would let her father choose a husband
Herr Flelsehman turned red with an
yer, while Bertha looked at her wooer
"I ask for the hanfl of your daugh
ter," continued Mr. Jones. "I leave
her to choose between me on the one
band and you and this American cousiu
on the other."
Both men turned to Bertha. She had
ltecn captivated by this down treading
of established rules and the defense
she had received ludeed, the sweeping
methods of this novel lover. It was a
hard struggle with her to decide be
tween what she considered her duty
and a lover who had no respect for
established forms, but love triumphed,
and she threw her arms around the
lover's neck. Herr Flelsehman was
boiling w ith rage.
"Leave this house!"
"Why should I leave a house to
wuiob I have been especially Invited?"
said Mr. Jones, with imperturbable
"Invited?" roared Herr Fleiaehtnan.
"Yes, Invited. I've got the invitation
right here In my pocket." And he drew
a letter and handed it to Herr Flelsehman.
"But this is addressed to my neph
ew, Henry Fleiscfaman."
"Well, uncle, I reckon this comedy
has lasted long enough. I am your
neihew-. And I am your American
cousin," he added, turning to Bertha.
I don't want any old country arrange
ments in a matrimonial wav. We
Americans choose for ourselves, and
we want our wives to choose as in the
Tou Americana are a very queer I
pecjler exclaimed Herr FJeischman.
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