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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1905.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, July 15, 1905.
It is said that some of Japan'?, mili
tary Kfrrns have been bet rayed. Cer
tainly not to Russia.
Now if Pan! Morton will supple ment
his policy of retrenchment in the
Equitable by arranging a system of
"rebate" to policy holder.--, some of the
past may be forgiven.
The question of the big life in mm-.
ance company is not su much as to
how the big surplus was accumulated
as to how any of it was Jeft to squab
Graft In the war department, graft
in the postorTice department, graft in
the interior department and graft in
the agricultural department. is there
any end to it, or is this feature of "re
publican prosperity" all pervasive?
Mafsachtetts and Uhode Inland ate
the only (states that elect governors fur
only one year. Twenty-two other
fctates make the term two years, and
II make it four. New Jersey govern
ors are elected for three years, find in
Vtah they are chosen for five years.
The transcontinental railroads knew
what they were about win n they en
glneered the Panama canal set:, ni"
through the congress under the guid
ance of the late Senator Ilauna. The
children in the grammar schools will
be elderly men ami women before the
canal is open for business.
Former Governor Yates, say he
Hot ready to anuounce his candidacy
for the United States senate. It might
be wise for hint before he does, an
nounce his candidacy for the senate tu
Jiiek out his "lot" in Uncle Shelby
Cullom'8 isilitical graveyard, and ask
the postmasters and other administra
tor's officials to assist in digging the
It is announced that General Miles
will accept the democratic nomination
for governor of Massachusetts, if Gov.
Douglas declines the nomination and
the convention sees fit to tender it to
him. This statement was made by
(Jen. Miles at H dinner given in his
honor at West field by iJaniel I Do
herty. and was practically the launch
ing of a boom for Miles.
Mr. Wallace applied for the position;
he was then earning Jlo.uon a year and
asked that his salary be fixed at $25,
000 In view of the fact that he had to
reside on the isthmus. The govern
ment complied with this request and he
went to work. But before he had time
to more than acquaint himself with his
duties he received an offer from a New
York corjioration accompanied by an
advance in salary. Without stopping
to consider his obligation to the gov
ernment or the embarrassment which
his resignation would cause, he imme
diately obtained permission to return
to New York on "important personal
business." When he arrived be laid
the matter before Secretary Taft and
stated that he felt that his own financi
al interests demanded that he resign.
Secretary Taft was so indignant at the
purely mercenary view that Wallace
took fif the subject that he demanded
his immediate sesignation.
'The secretary was right. A public
official who at a critical time with
draws from a public work merely be
cause he can make more money else
where is not fit to be an official. Mr.
Wallace may accumulate more wealth
in his new position (although he was
drawing from the government half as
large a salary as the president, and
three tiiiics as much as members of
the cabinet ), but he will never wipe
out the stain that his greed has put up
on his good name. Even if he had no
sense of honor, one might expect hitn
to show some gratitude for the raise
from $ 1 5,(o f to $2f.x. but he seems
to hav- thought of nothing but money.
Good riddance, and may the adminis
tration find a man instead of a gold
worshipper to take his place.
"And speaking of resignations, why
coulr not the transcontinental roads
postpone indefinitely the building of
the canal by bribing the canal officials
with higher salaries? It was the rail
road influence, 1 d by Senator Hanna,
that substituted the Panama route for
the Nicaragua route and it was sus
pected at the time that the chief reas
on was that the voyage from New
York to San Krancisco was l.iMo miles
longer by way of Panama. Now, if
these same influences can take away
the experts employed to conduct the
work they can keep tip transcontinen
tal rates. It would be well for the
president to examine into the anteced
ents and corporate connections of
those who apply fo resin-nsible posi
t'ons in the construction department
of tiie canal enterprise."
DAILY SHORT STORY
HE WAS TOO OLD FOR GIRLS.
THE LEMON IN THE TEA.
It la wl Sarvlral From Vfry Aarleat
Whence the slices of lemon with the
tea In Russia?
Okakura Kaknzo. a Japanese artist
and critic, writing in the International
"We're going down to our country
place on Tuesday." said iny friend
Witcherly, "to open up for t-yring and j Quarterly, says they ioint to a survival
summer. We're to have a Louse party 1 from very ancient Chinese methods.
as soon as we get things put to rights. wilt.u tPa leaves "were steamed, crush
Come down Saturday iud stay as long Ju a ulortar into a oake and
as you iiKe. bt tne oye. i must mm
Two stamps were once put into an
offertory box by a lady in German
town, according to the Philadelphia
jA-dger. They wire twoctnt stamps,
issued in British Guiana in ls.'u. The
lady had come across an envelope
among her papers bearing two of these
stamps. The incumbent, Canon Josa.
bold the envelope, with the two stamps
on l. at auction, and realized $ I. Mint.
The following year the same two
ttamps changed hands at $".2."u. The
new purchaser sold tin ni for $:.Soii to
a German dealer, who sold them to a
Russian nohleman for $5,mo.
Caniille Flam marion. the celebrated
astrononu-r. proposes to introduce in
the- French chamber of deputies a bill
to make tompulsory a perpetual calen
dar of his own. According to his plan,
the year should start at the vernal
equinox (March 21) and every quarter
t-hould contain two months of X0 days
and one month of :il days, and a fete
day. not to be counted in any month,
would complete the year, while every
leap year there would be two such fete
days. The same dates would always
occur on the same days of the week
and one calendar would last a lifetime.
Whoever has seen Klihu Hoot wi;i
surely be surprised to know lie is
years of age the same age as his i;
lustrious predecessor in the state iort
folio, John Hay of teiider memory.
Mr. Hoot looks like a man cf il. his
hair beiug only slightly gray, and his
carriage that of one no more than en
tering the stage of middle life !I cry
Clay was one of the youngest of our
secretaries of state, having occupied
the position when in his 47th year.
Pdack was r.e. Ulaine ."1. and Sht rman
was 74. The youngest of all was Ed
mund Randolph, who. at the a;e of 41,
succeeded Jefferson, in 1794.
1 tie Inland of Sakhalin.
The success of the Japanese forces
in capturing the island of Sakhalin,
thus hoisting their flag uioii Russian
territory for the first time since the
outbreak of the war, brings that rather
inconspicuous island into public at
tention. Complete occupation of the
island is regarded at St. Petersburg
as a foregone conclusion, while the im
portance of the landing is generally
admitted both in newspaper comment
and in government circles. Yet the
Island itself is a rather barren and de
serted spot, inhabited mainly by Rus
sian convicts and exiles. The total
population of the island a half dozen
years ago was 2S.li:?. of which 7.04 1
were women, OTH convicts. fi.!5t ex
iles and 1 ..". released convicts. It
could not be expected tha these peo
ple would maintain a very stubborn
resistance to the attacks of the Japan
ese nor feel much sympathy for the
czar in the present struggle.
The island itself, while granting to
Japan a foothold, is not of much intrin
sic value. The coasts are rugged and
precipitous, while Ihe entire surface is
mountainous. Neither the climatic
conditions of the island nor its soil are
favorable to agriculture , and the area
under cultivation at present is insigni
ficant. The Russian population chiefly
convicts ami exiles, occupies itself in
coal mining and lumbering.
Japan has had a nominal interest in
the island for many years. It is con
tiguous territory, being separated from
the Japanese island of Yezo by a strait
but 25 or 30 miles in width. The south-
rn part of the island belonged to Jap
an until 1S7.". when it was acquired by
Uussia in exchange for some of the
southern Kuriie islands. Japanese
have patronized it as a fishing station
for many years.
Notice is hereby given that the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the Black Hawk Homestead Building
Loan &- Saving assiciation of Rock
Island, 111., will be held in the office of
ihe secretary in Periston's block in
the city of Kock Island. III., on Tues
day evening, July lx. l"r.. at the hour
of S o'clock, for the purpose of elect
ing four directors for the period of
three years and for the transaction of
stick other business us may properly
come before the meeting.
K. I). SWKEXEY. President.
T. J. MKDILI,. Secretary.
Rebuke Tti Waa Deeervrd.
Speaking in his Commoner of the
Wallace Incident, W. J. Bryan sub
scribes to the Fentimeni so generally
voiced in thi country in deprecating
(be tendency actuated by mer
cenary motives rather than responsive
to a sense of duty: "The rebuke ad
ministered to Chief Enginee Wallace
by Secretary Taft was fully deserved. !
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
This remedy is certain to be needed
in almost every home before the sum
mer is over. It can always be de
pended upon even in the most severe
and dangerous cases. It is especially
valuable for summer disorders in chil
dren. It is pleasant to take and never
fails to give prompt relief. Why not
buy it now? It may save life. For
sale by all leading druggists.
The pills that act as a tonic and
not as a drastic purge, are DeWitt's
Little Early Risers. They cure Head
ache, constipation, biliousness, etc.
Early Risers are small, easy to take
and easy to act a safe pill. Mack
Hamilton, hotel clerk at Valley City.
N. D., says: "Two bottles of these
famous Little Pills cured me of chron
ic constipation." Good for either chil
dren or adults. At all druggists.
buine boys for the girls."
"H'm," I remarked to myself, "some
bovs for the girlsl I'm invited for the
old woman. I suppose."
Witcherly was forty five years old. I
was thirty six. In other words. I was
at that age when a man begins to be
considered too old to associate with
young girls and considers himself too
young to associate with old girls. 1
was piqued at Wltcherly's words and
made up my mind that I would show
him that some of the attractiveness of
youth still remained to me.
"I'm so glad you have come." said
Mrs. Witcherly. "Most of our young
men have disappointed us. You must
help the girls out,"
I sighed. AO this talk about my be
ing too old for young ladles was terri
ble to Hie. To cap the climax Alice
Witcherly came to me and said: "Mr.
Drown, you are to devote yourself to
me. There are not enough young men
to go around, and, I lelng hostess, you
She looked embarrassed.
"Miss Witcherly." I said, "I would be
very happy to a-t as your cavalier, but
I never, even when young, found it
possible to make myself interesting to
girK You must excuse me. I shall de
vote myself to the older ladies."
When dinner was announced I was
In my room and on going hastily down
stairs found that all had gone to the
dining room except two or three girls
who were without attendants. I of
fered my arm to Miss Ormsby, and I
could see a great pleasure In her eye at
securing an escort, especially one hav
ing cboxen her from among the others
who bad been left out. We were sealed
almost directly opposite Miss Witcher
ly, and I threw myself into the task of
making myself as agreeable to my
dinner companion and those in our vi
cinity as was possible. Realizing that
I was either to be set down as an old
man or win a place j'tuong the young
ones, I made the effort of my life. I
perpetrated witticisms, I talked droll
ery, I sparkled, I glistened, I scintil
lated. Before the third course the
young men were neglecting their din
ner companions to gape at me. taking
in all I said. The result was that 1
soou occupied the attention of the
After dinner I passed from old to
young and from young to old, compli
menting the elderly ladles, presuming
upon my age to say and look what I
liki-d to the girls, flapping the boys on
the back, till Witcherly came up to me
"Why, Brown, old man, what's com
ing over you? I thought you'd take a
back seat with us old duffers, and here
you are Ihe life of the party, young and
Oh. I'm only nn old duffer myself,"
'Mr. Brown," said a young girl
standing near, "talks old and acts
"There's a diagnosis for you," said
Wit. herly, laughing. "The girl has
fathomed you. Well, go !n and win the
youngest here if you can."
Witcherly did not har my reply, for
it was spoken inwardly. It was this:
"The girl I'm aiming to win is your
I devoted myself to every one In the
houe except Miss Witcherly, using
especially Miss Ormsby for n foil. One
would suppose that Miss Witcherly
would be pleased that I had been so ef
ficient in supplying the place of youn
ger men. but she did not give any evi
dence of such pleasure. She kept up a
fair show of life with her guests, but
whenever she npproached me she look
ed especially downcast. One evening I
was sitting on the piazza alone when
she came to the door opening on to It
and Iooke.1 nt me wistfully. I made
up my mind that the time to strike had
"Won't you have a chair?" I asked,
"No; thank you. I'll go get Adele
Ormsby for you. It's my duty, you
know, to satisfy my guests."
So you don't think me capable of
rhoosing my companions myself?"
"Oh. dear. yw; quite capable. You
have selected every woman In the
house to pay attention to except me.
Rut of course I'm hostess and don't ex
pect any attention."
"Except from those unacceptable to
the other young ladies."
Toii are very unkind. I suppose
you will always remeui1er that against
"Conn, let us stroll out into the
She put her arm through mine, and
we walked out under the great trees on
a carpet of soft grass flecked by moon
light. There could be no place more
conducive to "making up" a difference,
and I txk advantage of the surrounding-
and the circumstances to make
the reconciliation as delightful as possi
ble. When we returned to the house I
bad len making a thinly disguised
I remained a guest under Witcherly's
roof tree for several weeks and on the
morning of my departure took him into
the library s'd asked for his daughter.
Quite delighted, old man." he said.
Have seen (what was going on for
sorr-e time. I wonder what started you
so suddenly on this tack?"
"Oh. I thought you might throw her
away on a boy:" I replied. And with
a final handshake I went out. got Into
the carriage and drove to the depot.
W1M.ARD C. IRVING.
toiled together with rice, ginger, salt,
orange peel, spices, milk and some
times with onions:"
Okakura tells also of the work of
J.uwuh. the poet, who in the eighth
century became the first apostle of tea
and w rote in three volumes and ten
chapters the "("baking." or "Holy
Scripture f Tea." I.uwuh instituted
the ode of tea and Is lecome the tute
lary gtl of Chinese- merchants of the
According to this master, the moun
tain spring furnishes the best water.
then come river water and plain spring
water. There are three stages of boil
ing. The cake tea is roasted before the
fire "until 1t lecoiues soft, like a baby's
arm," and Is shredded into powder be
tween pieces of fine paper. Salt Is put
Lu the llrst boil, the tea In the second.
At the third loil a dipperful of cold
water Is poured into the kettle to settle
the tea and revive "the youth of the
water." Then the beverage is poured
It was of such a Itevernge that Lo
tung. nnolher poet, wrote: "The first
cup moistens my lips and throat, the
second cup breaks my loneliness, tuo
third cup searches my barren cut rail
but to find therein some ri.MM volumes
of odd ideographs. The fourth cup
raises a slight perspiration all the
wrong of life passes away through my
pores. At the fifth eup I am purified;
the sixth cup calls me to the realm of
the immortals. The seventh cui ah.
but I could take no more:"
"Tea Ix'gau as a medicine and ended
as u beverage." Also It has had rituals.
ceremonies and philosophies. In .Tapani
it became "the religion of ihe art of
life," and "the tea room was an oasis
in the dreary waste of existence." This
was In the fifteenth eentury. and the
philosophy of Teaism which then arose
is described as n cult founded on the
adoration of the U-autiful among the
sordid fads of everyday existence. It
inculcates purity and harmony, the
mystery of mutual charity, the roman
ticism of the social order."
"Strangely enough," says Okakura.
humanity has so far met in the tea-
eup. it is tue only Asiatic ceremouiai
which commands universal respect.
TLic white man has scoffed at our re-
SUITS, SUITS, SUETS,
$12. 50, 313. SO, SH5.00,
ligion and our morn's, but lias accepted
the brown beverage without hesitation.
The afterno in tea is now an Important
function in western society."
Elfolrlo l.lKht Bnlltn.
While grasping a small incandescent
eleotric lump one night Professor Som
mer, a Gorman scientist, happened to
observe that on contact with his hand
the bulb of the lamp would show a
luminosity comparable with a mist of
light, Illuminating certain parts of the
glass as well as his fingers even lefore
the electric current was completed.
This phenomenon could be produced
several times by rubbing the electric
bulb -with the hand. Not all electric
bulbs are suitable for the experiment.
Those, which Jhave been used .for.. some
tlmo and' Which show the wen known
dark coating of carbon particles are
especially apt to fail. After rubbing a
new or nearly new lamp containing no
metallic conductors strongly on the
skin of the forehead or lower arm, to
withdraw the lamp suddenly from the
skin will cause the bulb to show the
luminous phenomenon. Withdrawing
the lamp and stopping it suddenly
causes Its outlines to stand out dis
tinctly Illuminated, while in the middle
a bright spot is observed.
Loir Hat at Valley Forge.
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution of Pennsylvania recently began
without ceremony the erection of a lag
hut at Valley Forge on the site of one
of the orisinal huts built. nrjd occupied
by Washington's army ana nor it
from the home of Seuator Knox, says
a special dispatch from Norrlstown.
Pa., to the Philadelphia Public liedger.
The timber, some of which has Imhmi
cut. will til le taken from the historic
ground, much of it coming from the
land d -mated by I. Ileston Todd of Port
Kennedy to the promoters of the Wash
ington Memorial chael, from which It
Is not far distant. This hut will 1
built after the manner of those con
structed by the New Jersey soldiers
and not reared without a foundation,
as were the huts of those soldiers from
North Carolina, where the suffering
was the greatest from exposure.
All the news all the tlmo TH13
8:00 p. m. Humorous lecture
WILLIAM I. NOLEN.
'Our Folks and Others" HON.
Sunday, July 16.
2 p, m. Sacred concert ALLEN FAMILY.
7:30 p. m Sacred concert ALLEN FAMILY.
8 p. m. Sunday address, "Second Fiddles," an inspiring discus
sion of the possibilities of manhood DR. W. A. COLLEDGE, Armour
Monday, July 17.
10 a. m. CHILDREN'S FIELD CLASSES.
2 p. m. Concert MIDLAND OPERA QUINTET.
2:30 p. m. Impersonations by HERBERT G. HOFFMAN.
1. Jock Johnstone, the Tinkler Hogg
2. An encounter with an interviewer Clemens
3. (a) A Life's Lesson R'ley
(b) .Soliloquy of a Turkey Dunbar
(ci Little Boy Blue Fieltf
(d) A Summer Day Riley
Boots at the Holly Tree inn Dickens
1. The Doom of Claudius and Cynthia Thompson
2. Abide With Me Butler
3. The Debating Society Hall
4 p. m. Round table talk, "The Gospel of Count Tolstoi." MRS.
A. E. SHIPLEY, of New York.
Mrs. Shipley, a Chautauqua L. S. C. graduate of tha class of
1SS7 will greet all graduates in attendance and explain tha
workings of the society to others.
7:30 p. m. Concert MIDLAND OPERA QUINTET.
8 p. m. Lecture, "The New Woman and the Old Man," COL.
GEORGE W. BAIN.