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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
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township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 1905.
A prince of men passed from
parthly activities in the death of Hen
ry Irving- Not only the stage, but the
world has lost a man.
The New York theatres are Koinj; to
abolish the orchestra. Hut is it not
true that the orehestra is sometimes
tin- bo.-U of the entertainment?
Can it i: Nis.MhK that Attorney
1 Inches, who declined the republican
nomination for mayor of New York,
likewise has prebidential aspirations?
President Eliot, of Harvard, says
the president of the I'nited States has
tackled a hard jo! in attempting to re
form football. President Eliot ought
It has been found that Boston uses
more tlecirie UrIh per capita than any
other American city. Naturally, IJos
tonians sit up late o" nights reading
A Maryland man had the straw hat
lie was wearing struck by lightning
Tuesday, and totally destroyed. Even
ihe elements have some idea of pro
priety, notwithstanding that the man
Truman H. Newberry, of Uetroit.
who has just ussumel the duties of
assistant secretary of the navy, is on
of the richest young men in .Michigan.
He is 41 .wars old and a graduate of thv
scientific school of Yale university.
Boston Transcript : Busily intent upon
fighting the devil with his own wea
jmjus, the enterprising pastor of a New
Jersey congregation lias engaged an
attractive young woman to superintend
the dancing lessons in his "People's
Palace." The young men are reported
to be joining the clas rapidly and the
devil is possibly just as much pleased
as any bod v else.
The following is told of Thomas 13.
Heed: Whin a young man Just com
pleting the study of law, he wrote to
the postmaster of a small Arkansas
town, asking what opportunities it
offered for an honest lawyer and stat
ing he was a republican. This an
swer came back: "If you are a re
publican the game laws would protect
yon. and if you are an honest lawyer
there won't he no competition."
Joe Estrada Palma. son of Presi
dent Pulma. of t'uha. is making a prac
tical study of the railroaj business?
Some time mo he went to Mexico and
obtained a position as clerk in the
auditing dtpurtmeut of the National
railrojol r Mexico. He performed
Ids work so faithfully and well that
he was ne nUy promoted to the posi
tion of assistant city ticket agent of
thtit road in the Citv of Mexico.
profit, and the reasons for believing !
the reduction in living expenses will '
come very gradually are manifest.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Coat of Living.
Secretary Wilson's pr diction that
the grtat crops ra:s d the past yar
Hill ti suit in a marked lowt ring of the
cost of hving t the consumer is of vital
lntirest to eeriod and to none more
than to the man with a lixed income.
The salaried worker, it is generally
agreed, has dt lived the h ast henetit
fretn the recent p riod ol prosperity.
His pay lias remained stationary or
nearly so His reur. his coal, kerosene,
clothes, meats and groo Ties have
steadily increased in price. No one
who bears the expne of maintaining
a household can have failed to note
Considering the abundance of the
yield on the western farms, some de
cline in prices stems reasonable.
though whether it will be as marked
as Secretary Wilson seems to expect is
a qiustion that can be answered only
by experience. The farmer probably
will get .ess for his wheat and corn,
and in view of the size of the com
crop the cattle grower presumably
should be able to fatten bis cattle at a
lower cost. These factors will count
in the long run. but the cautious cus
tonur will not expect the results to
manifest themselves too early. Prices
respond quickiy to all influences tend
ing toward a rise, hut they are much
less likely to fall quickly.
E;'.:!r one of the middle nun through
whose hands a commodity passes on
its way from producer to consumer is
glad of u il:ar.ce to put up prices and
is ioa:h to lower them.
Ad-' !- these considera'kms the fact
that the railways and corporations con
trolling the machinery of distribution J
will not willingly sweep; a reduced
la Plain Word.
Hon. Charles H. Jones, of Weston,
Mass.. in the democratic convention
of his state in speaking of the large
contributions to the republican cam
paign funds by great corporations, said
among other things, that it has been
a matter of common knowledge among
men familiar with party management
that for many years the republican
party in the nation has maintained its
hold upon the offices and the machin
ery of government by the lavish and
unprecedented use of money in elec
tions. As far back as the days of
James O. Blaine the leaders of that
party recognized that the policy of ex
treme protection then in force was anti
quated and had been outgrown, and
his remark then, so often quoted,
that it would not be possible to elect
more than one more president on the
tariff issue, indicated plainly why this
shrewd and skillful politician in his
later years became such an active
friend of reciprocity. It remained for
republicans of a later generation to
discover that they could win elections
without adapting their policies to the
changing needs of the country, or with
out giving the people the relief from
the excessive tariff burdens which they
demanded and deserved.
The highly protected industries, the
grat associations of capital, and later
the gigantic trusts were required to
contribute to the parry treasury, and
this system of political blackmail was
so developed and perfected by the gen
ius of the late Mark Hanna that it
became an irresistible force. These pro
tected organizations paid the party for
what they wanted, and received from
the party what they paid for, and the
laboring man, the farmer, the clerk,
the professional man. the rank and
file of merchants and traders through
out the country have borne the burden.
When the standard bearer of the
democratic party in the national cam
paign uf one year ago proclaimed these
facts for the benefit and guidance of
the whole peopie. what happened?
Nothing but the most complete and
emphatic denial, and the people gen
erally believed that Joseph Parker had
been misled, or that he had exagger
ated the evil. Today, happily for the
country and the democratic party, what
was then the common knowledge of the
few. has now been fully and conclusive
ly proved by competent and unanswer
able evidence. The attention of the
whole people has been attracted, anil
the conscience of the whole people
Coming just at this time, when the
public mind is shocked by the scan
dalous revelations that have been and
are being made, you would expect from
the party that are responsible some
apology, some, public disclaimer, some
promise of better things, but nothing of
the kind occurs. Their party in conven
tion assembled, touching this one im
portant policy which has made the?"
things possible, issues a lifeless and
unworthy appeal, which will not con
vince a single voter that they have de
termined upon any change in policy or
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Mot of the recent fighting in the
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miles and with a heavy sea, yet the
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During my college days oar family
lived In Washington, and as they left
it before the beginning and returned
after the close of hot weather I waa
not there In vacations. During this pe
riod I understood that my sister had a
love affair, but since the was older
than I and I was at an age wtteu net
tber my sympathy nor my Judgment
was in demand very little was said to
me about the affair.
A few years later the Spanish-Ameri
can war broke out, and I, being a lieu
tenant In the national guard, went out
to fight the dons. In the very first en
counter in which I took part I wu-
wounded and taken prisoner. I had the
good fortune to be located near one of
the best Spanish hospitals, to which I
was taken and treated with every at
tention. One morning the officer of the
day went through the ward where I
was lying in company with the sur
geon. When the officer passed my bed
I noticed that my face caught his at
tent ion. Indeed he stared at me as if
he had known me before. The next
day I received a basket of fruit to
which was attached the card of Major
Major Angelo came to see me every
lny ator that ami loaded me with at
tention. Naturally I became very
fond of him. I endeavored to gain from
him the cause of his having noticed
me and of his attentions, but failed
signally. He declared that It was tho
result of fancy. The intimacy lasted
five weeks, at the end of which time 1
was discharged from the hospital and
very soon after exchanged.
The next time I saw Angelo he was
lying mortally wounded on the battle
field. We were pressing the Spaniards
before Santiago, and having cleared
a way directly In front of our regi
ment with a Satling guu we pushed
forward over a field. Stepping over
what I supposed was a corpse, I
glanced down to be sure that I should
not touch It, and looked into the livid
face of Major Angelo. It was not ier
missible for me to leave my company,
but I did. Stooping. I raised his head.
Angelo opened his eyes, and a loving
smile told me that he recognized me.
I saw hi in try to move his lips to speak,
but the effort was a failure. Then he
fell back -dead.
I went home, like most of my com
rades, sick, but It was not long be
fore I vvm.s ou my feet again ami
joined the family in October in 'Wash
ingtju. My sister ha 1 for some time
been g-dng into a decline, and my
mother forbade me to excite her with
accounts of nt j" war experiences, espe
cially my stay in hospital. When I
went into Allele's room to greet her
after my long and eventful absence, I
was ptrzzled at the look she gave me.
It was a hungry look, a look as if I
might have news Vj tell her that she
longed to hear. I was shocked at her
appearance, and saw that she was
doomed. She wished me to talk about
the war, but I agreed with my mother
that it would not be well to do so. and,
though AdeJe kept turning to It, I
held to other topics. Indexed, on ac
count of my sister's condition, I was
not asked to recount war's horrors, as
most of my comrades were, and I was
glad of It. Such experiences are more
agreeable to the narrator when mel
lowed by distance, and in my case,
with the shadow of death over us, 1
did not wish to dwell upon them.
One day I was sitting by Adele's
bed chatting with her on ordinary top
ics when she said suddenly:
"You were wounded and taken to a
hospital when you were in Cuba,
"And a Spaniard was very kind to
"Yes. But you have heard nothing
about it from me or from father or
mother, because I have not told them
a word about it. How did you"
"Hush. Don't tell them that I men
"But tell me"
At the moment mother came into the
room ami broke in upon my question.
The next time I was alone with Adele
1 endeavon-d to reopen the' subject, but
an expression passed over her face
that warned me to desist, and I never
refert d to It again.
One evening letween day and dark
I was passing through the lower hall
when I saw a figure of a man come
iu at the front door. Since his back
w as to the light, I could not see his
face, but It was familiar. He appear
ed to be a gentleman and walked
through the hall as If perfectly famil
iar with the premises. Tor this reason
I did not regard him as a thief; but per
mitted him to go where he liked, fal
lowing him from a distance. He mount
ed the staircase, and I noticed that
though there was but the bare wood to
walk on his step was so light that I
did not hear it. He was considerably
iu advance of me and had turned and
disappeared down the upper ball be
fore I reached the top of the staircase.
When I did reach it he was nowhere
to be seen. He must have entered
some room ou that floor, and since
Adele's was one of them I hurried to
ward It. Just before reaching her door,
which stood open. I heard the word,
spoken In a voice familiar to me:
Entering the room, the fading light
coming through a window showed me
Major Angelo raising Adele in his
arms. I passed my hands before my
eyes to clear my vision, and when I
had done so I saw Adele lying alone,
stiff and stark. She was dead.
A few days later my mother told me
that Adele's affair of the heart was
with Senor Adelberto Angelo, who was
at the time an attache of the Spanish
legation. C AUGUSTUS PORTEE.
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Them It Will in Any Other.
IT'S REALLY ASTONISHING HOW MUCH BETTER AND MORE ECONOMICALLY A PROPERLY CON
STRUCTED RANGE WILL DO ITS WORK. RIVERSIDES ARE BUILT THAT WAY. IT'S A FACT NOT AS
WIDELY KNOWN IN ROCK ISLAND AS IT SHOULD BE THAT
No Better Stoves and No Finer Stoves Are Made Any
where Than Right Here.
IT'S JUST A CASE OF ''PROPHET WITHOUT HQNOR AT HOME." THOSE WHO KNOW ARE USING RIV
ERSIDES. THEY DON'T TAKE MANY REPAIRS, BUT WHAT FEW THEY DO NEED CAN BE HAD QUICK
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AND INCIDENTALLY GET THE
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Matinee Adults. 50c; children. 2."c.
Wednesday, Oct. 12.
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I. O. U."
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Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.
You pay to cents
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Sunday, Oct. 15.
The Great Success. Wrttten by Lottie
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Three months of uncquald success at
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detail. Over 2.000.000 people have Been
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Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Matinee nnil Night.
The Famous World' Fair
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William Well. IMrector.
Fifty Players and Soloists.
Amy bnle prima donna, soprano.
Soloists. Antonio Karll. clarinet; Albert
Price Night, $1, 70c, 50c and 2Sc.
Matinee, adults &0c, children 25c.
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IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY
The Rook Island Mutual
Building, Loan and Savings Association
- invitee subscriptions to Its 93d aeries of etock as a testimonial of
appreciation of the public aervies heretofore rendered In providing ov
' ' er sixteen hundred citizens wlti homes and as a pledge of coopera
1 1 Von on the part of Investors In an effort to meet the present pressing
. . demands for additional homes.
I Our conservative plan Is to limit loans to small amounts, with SI
. ssr cent margin, and to local home owners exclusively.
Earnings 7 Der cant an monthly navmanta. B ear nan m mmiA un
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THE OLDE8T SAVINGS INSTITUTION IN THE CITY, J j
E. H. GUYER, Secretary,
Office Mitchell A Lynda Block.
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