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11 communications mt arfrunjntatlY
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hare real name attached for public
tlon. No such artlclea jrill be printed
oyer fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited froaa mry
township la Rock Island county.
Tuesday. Dec. 26, 1905.
The postman and the ci.pres.s nics
euger are doubtless glad that Christ
mas Is over, at any rate.
Tht must have been a beautifully
upholstered seat on the New York
ttock exchange that sold for llMt.ooo.
The importation of diamonds and
other precious tonvs has greatly in
creased. Perhaps, suggest the Quincy
Journal. otne tteej king whom we
never heard about is In love with an
other act rem.
According to the opin.'on of Attor
ney (General Moody and endorsed by
the president, the courts may extend
government by injunction' against la
nor, out not against capital or in cases
the order, 'and return to Hong Kong' !
or 'leave Manila at once.' It might '
have been that we would have been
spared to a large extent the problems
that have comj up In connection with
our insular possessions. Certainly we
would not have had the Philippines if
Dewey had steamed out of Manila af
ter his triumph there in May, isas.
We would have aved the millions we
have spent on the Philippines, and in
addition to this treasure we would have
had spared to us the boys who lost
their lives during the Philippine insur
rection and since."
There are millions of people in this
land who will agree with Senator Hale
that the orders given to Dewey were
not sufficiently specific aa to his
course at Manila. The great mass ot
Americans so convinced have held all
along to the belief that had Dewey,
after smashing the enemy's fleet, eith
er left the Philippine capital or merely
established a blockade and protectorate
of the islands until the conclusion of
the war the most difficult problem that
has grown out of the war might have
Hut even after going as far as the
naval commander did under the inter
pretation of his instructions, there was
no reason why the government of the
I'nited States in the adjustment of the
difficulties with Spain, should either by
virtue of the fortunes of war or by pur
chase have taken the archipelago into
tne keeping of this nation.
That was both the unnecessary and
the un-American part of the proceeding?.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A CASE OF NERVE.
CAREER OF HORBEIN, ARTIST ! -due that erli state of mind, uowever.j
me prospect anects oue writer quite
Ilia Early Tralaia ! Hla Wide
Boru at Augsburg. uluio.-.t at the very
euu or tbe fifteenth century, twenty -six
j ears later than Durer and tweutv
A rter tbe tragedy people tried to pick years after the date usually iriven
up tbe thread of what it was all about. I tht r the birtu of Titian. Hoibein was
but Nevada was a wild country lnla cn"d of the high renaissance and
thoe days, with sudden shiftices. and I a the renaissance crept north
It was hard to follow any storr from warJ- fcJl early under Italian influence.
beginning to end without some breaks
and obscure places. "We bear of the
good old colony times. Nobody ever
bad anything to say about the good old
Nevada days. There was a lot of shoot
jng and precious little inquiry into
which of the shooters had the right.
For a real startler the fight between
-ai uasei. where he began his Indepeud
eut career at the age of seventeen or
eighteen, this influence must have bceu
greatly strengthened In some way and
reaches its visible height about
just before Lis first journey to Eng
land. The multifariousness of hi
work during these early years is some
what surprising to us who have learned
Belcher and Hodges beats anything re-l to tumk of him as almost exclusively
(lov. Deueen has called on the form
er state treasurers and auditors of this
t-tate for the return or moneys which
they unlawfully retained amounting to
SJZl.uiio. fan it be possibV that our
republican state officers have been
According to the Congressional Kec
oid rioiirke Cockran's declaration in
his speech of last Friday, a week ago.
that "ItockcMh r's fortune is u monu
ment of crime" was greeted with "loud
npplaiiHe" from among the 2."o mem
bers of the house present at the time.
William Aldtu Smith, or Michigan
has. t Is understood, came to the con
clusion after long study that there are
four things which bear the stamp of
heavenly Inspiration, to-wif: The Ding
ley tariff bill, the Bible, the epics of
i kmjit hiiii i m works' or naKesM are,
. . i -..i . i t . .
imir ri-iiiiive iuiHriance ueing in ac
cordance with the arrangement as here
ir. Cochran s sonorous denuncia
tion finds h fit topic in the insurance
scandals. He is right in arguing for
Ktnfe control, but the idea that each
company should be rtstricted to oper
ation m the state that charters it is
too sweeping. It would prevent a Texas
democrat s money from being given to
n New York republican campaign fund
by a .New .Jersey looter.
Ilural Mail Service.
Congress, deliberately, we mav almost
say of malice aforethought, says the
New York Independent, creates an an
nual jHistal deficiency of $13.0huh)O to
$14.ooo,o by confining our rural post
wagons to the handling of letters.
newspapers and magazines. The 1G
cents a jKjund tax, levied by congress
on merchandise limited to 4 pound par
cels, effectually debars our farm post
wagons from the transportation of sup
plies, produce and baggage on their
routes, and. on no condition, may a
farm post wagon carry a passenger.
The result is thousands of farm post
wagons at work over 31.000 at present
collecting and delivering in the dailv
service of the 125 families on the av
erage :2."-mile route, less than 2'
pounds of mail matter per wagon, less
than half the load packed by congress
on over-burdened foot postmen in
whom congress rt fuses the use of
wagons. Forbidden by congress ro
bring the farmers the supplies they
need from the viilage store or from
the railroad station, or to take to mar
ket butter, eggs and other produce the
farmers have to sell, the average farm
post wagon collects on its daily rounds
less than two pounds of letters, news
papers and magazines, practically tbe
only matter carried in the rural mails,
and brings into the post office from this
restricted service lews than 40 cents
r .1.... V-l.. 1 .
. i ne nt i loss on l ne average
wagon Is about $1 a day.
Congress, therefore, had to face a
leticit ir th., estimates of the last
report of the ostoffice department
uere correct of over $14.000,hm) for
the year ending June ::, 19i3. and
over $IC.mo.mo for the ensuing 'year.
mexuoered in those exciting days. As I
was saying, only a bare outline of the
story preceding It was learned, and
this, such as it Is, I will give.
Justus Belcher, a hardworking but
unlucky man In the east, finding it hard
to make a living for his wife and little
children, heard of what was going on
in the Silver State the Comstock lode
had then recently been struck and re
solved to go out there and hunt for ore.
He fell In with Philip Hodges, and the
two prospected together. Hodges was
a strong personality and was used to
taking every one by 6tonn, but points
in this story go to indicate that he had
bad one thing left out in his makeup, a
conscience. He and Belcher made a
a portrait painter. Here is an all round
artist who can turn his hand to auv
thing and in the absence of steady cm
fiv.iuirui is very wining to do so.
Book illustrations, portraits, designs
for stained glass, anything from initial
letters to allar pieces, he is gbwl to do.
ana ne does them with a wonderful
fertility of invention and a precocious
mastery. The earliest are decidedly
German in accent, reminding one not
a little of Durer. but almost from the
first there Is a finer taste in ornament
and in architecture, a greater freedom
or movement, a more Italiauate cos
.mut; uuu u more concentrated compo
sition, wmie the study of lizht and
shade becomes early a visible preoccu
pation. There is a whole series of his
cartoons for class in the museum nt
strike and Belcher decided to send for Basel which are worth attentive study.
ami tne desigus for the shutters of the
Basel church organ, there preserved
seem to me admirable in character, in
decorative ptopriety and in beauty of
une far finer than anything of the
same sort by Durer or by any other
northerner. As for his little woodcuts
of the "Dance of Death." every one
knows them, and every one admires
them. No oue else has packed so much
action, so much energy, so much fan
cy, into such small compass. These
tiny blocks are among the world's
masterpieces of designs. Kenyon Cox
The Bark or the Sequoias.
California:' giant trees, the sequoias.
thousands uf years old. have leeu pre-
his family, but before they arrived
Hodges contrived to swindle Belcher
out of his share in the mine. How he
did it is one of the obscure points of the
Then followed a hard time for the
Belchers. Belcher never had any luck
or was too confiding. At any rate he
had nothing on which to support his
family, and they were terribly run
down. The two children, one arter the
other, sickened and died, and the moth
er was not long In following them. Bel
cher during all his troubles saw his for
mer partner growing prosperous out of
the mine they had owned together. He
never said anything about what was on
his mind. Some people who knew how
he had been swindled wondered why he
lKre with Hodges so patiently. But
Belcher knew that If he got into a
scrap with Hodges It meant war to the
death and dreaded leaving his family
or what was left of It to shift for them
selves. So he stood at his post and let
The day after Mrs. Belcher was bur
ied we were iu the Umpire saloon the
saloon and the cabins were all the
places to be in in those days and
Hodges was there too. He was a popu
lar man In spite of the general under
standing of the way he had treated
Beb-ber. As 1 have said, be was natu
rally calculated to be promLu. ut, and
ins mine was doing better everv dav
There's nothing like success to make a
man. outwardly at least, respected. At
any rate Hodges was surrounded by a
group of admirers, "settin' 'em up,"
vviien tlie door opened and Belcher
came in. Evidently Hodges had been
li-: . . .
ijiviuii ir cueruiiig ani must nave
seen what lie was looking for In Bel
clier's eyes. Besides. Belcher had nev
er oceii in the saloon before. Before
The oriental point of view is an in
structive one. as is shown by the fol
At Allahabad. India, there has lust
been issued the report of the Hospital
For Women, and the Pioneer of that
city prints a couple of graceful letters
quoted in the report. The lirst address
ed the lady at the head of the institu
Dor She My wife has returned from
your hospital cured. Provided males nr
allowed at your bungalow. I would like
to lo you the honor of presentlnir mvBelf
there this afternoon, but 1 will not try to
repay you vengeance belongf-th unto Uod.
The second was in a strain of even
more punctilious courtesy. It ran:
Dear and F.ilr Madam I have much
Pleasure to Inform you that my dearly,
Unfortiiri;tA u.1f will lu. .i.-. '
your Kind treatment, she bavin left thia
world for the other the night of the 27th '
ult. For your help in this matter I fhall
ever remain grateful. Yours reverently.
otherwise. Arter all. says she. our
lovely descendants will not have so
gay a time. For if every one is good
looking, what on- earth is the good of
being good looking? So. after all. there
are some advantages in living now
adays. Few of us have no dear friends
. uglier than ourselves. What is tbe use
of a frieud if she is not a little well,
Tea All Foraaa.
"Pickled tea is a Burmese delicacy,"
said the sailor. "A Burmese girl OUce
gave me some. It wasn't bad; sweetish
aud spiced; a cross tetween pickled
"Tea ain't only drunk. Down Shun
way they cher it. It Is stuck together
with melted sugar into little cakes, and
every Siamese carries one of those
cakes in his pocket. A plug of tea; you
might say a plug o chewin tea.
"Some folks smoke it. An English
girl once gave me a cigarette. I fin
ished it. But such a headache!
"Stewed tea is the national dish of
the Tibetans. Tea, fat. salt, flour and
milk are cooked together to the thick
ness of oatmeal and eaten cold.
A Liquid Cold Cure.
Croup, coughs, colds, whooping
.ough, etc., have no terrors for chil-
ircn or adults who evacuate the bow
els with Kennedy's Laxative Honey
and Tar the original laxative cotjgh
syrup and liquid cold cure. This rem
edy expells all cold from the system
and strengthens the throat, lungs and
bronchial tubes. The mother's favor
ite and children's safeguard. Sold by
i.x -Attorney to-neral Harmon, who
wa employed by the govcrnmtnt as
special counsel in Santa Fe rebate
cas-es. of which Paul .Morton was vice
pit nt at t.ie time. Judge Phillips
issued an order restraining the said
Santa Fe corporation and officials from
it-parting from the puhlishc-1 schedules
t ki inning renares on spccineil com
modities and on all commodities of in
terstate commerce, addresses a perti
nent question or two to the president
regarding the latest vindication of Mr.
-Morton. Why. oh. why. was the Santa
c prosecution ever btguu. when there
is such rejoicing in administration cir
cles that It was not allowed to
ceed after having been begun?
The ne Tiling That Waa Overlooked
A Washington dispatch to the New
iojk Min says a good many btorlcs
have been told in the senate cloak
iooius since congress convened two
weeks ago. but none made such a hit
as one offered by Senator Hale of
Maine. Mr. Hale was a leader of the
uuti-war party in congtess when the
trouble with Spain was in progress. He
talked aud argued against war.and made
many predictions, many of which have
been verified, of the problems that
would follow n conflict with Spain. The
senator from Maine was in the confi
dence of the McKlnley administration
at all times, aud attended most of the
conferences that were held at the
White House immediately precedin
iiih uuriiiK tne progress or tne war.
"I have one regret." said Senator
Hale to a group of friends in the cloak
room a day or two ago. "and I will
trke it to the grave. I participated in
the conference hIJ at the White
House one memorable night when it
was decided to order Iewey to leave
Hongkong and proceed to Manila in
must of the Spanish fleet. We puzzled
over the matter for a long time anc
then decided upon the form, widen
read substantially; "Proceed to Manila,
find and destroy the Spanish fleet.'
That ts all. 1 have pondered over It
a great many tim s. and in my miud
have worw'-rl why it wa that no
thought wai given by anyone to what
Dewey might do after he had destroy
ed the Spanish fleet, for we all believed
that he would destroy t.
"It would have been so easy." con
tinued Senator Hale, "to have added to
served to this dav lH-.an.. ..r ih.i, of 11 knew what was up Hodges
uau urawii ami snot n bole through his
former partner. Belcher fell, and it
was plain to all of us that he was dead.
we carried mm into a back room and
lai.i him ont on a table. There he was
to remain till action should be taken as I
to his burial.
It turned out that Belcher's revolver
wouldn t work. Whether it was in the
hammer or the trigger or the revolving
apparatus wnsnt known Just then.
iiioukii everylKidy knew all about it
afterward. At auy rate, he never got
in a shot. He hail snapped It once be
fore Hodges fired, and if It hadn't been
for this cussed luck that had stuck to
him the other man would doubtless
have leen the one to bite the dust.
But as I was saying, there's nothing
like success to make n man courted
even if It Is a matter of luck, and
Hodges' drop made hi in all the more
iw.pular. Outwardly, at least, he was
enormously thick bark. From time to
time in the course of ages forest lires
have trwept through the big tree lauds.
destroying everything, yet only scorch
ing for a couple or kiches depth or so
the almost fireproof bark. The flames,
having carbonized that mu.h of the
bark, could not ienetrate farther, for
tbe carbonized portion formed an ab
solutely fireproof covering for the re
mainder of the interior bark.
"When Everr One la Beautiful.
it has been said in cold print that
men and women are growing more and I
more beautiful and that the progress
of civilization, the better understand-!
ing of the laws of health, is to bring a
time when all or us will be or abso
lutely perrect beauty or, rather, not
us, but our ultimate remote descend
ants. It is a little difficult to feel envy,
hatred aud malice for one's descend
ants, but this news. is enough to in
Closing Out Sale
The building now occupied by
me has been sold and I will have
to give up the building to the
purchaser. As I have a large
stock that .must be disposed of,
will make some interesting
New $15.00 Oak
New $12.00 oak
New $ll.oo oak
New $20.00 cook
$1.00 side ,
20 PER CENT REDUCTIONS
ON IRON BEOS.
for $ 8.00
table $ 6.00
$9.00 glass door
cupboard $ 7.00
Second hand cook stoves ana
in fact everything in my store
will be sold at astonishingly low
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Most people who go to California stop at medium priced hotels
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Most people who go to California prefer one of the Rock Island's
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Most people who go can afford it no better than you.
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
incorporated under ths cut Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid or!
Money Loaned om Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
B. P. Hull. Vice President.
P. Qreenaws.lt, Cashier.'
Beg-an th business July S. 1119,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
11 St Lynde's building. Solicitors Jackssa Hurst ' i
R. R. Cable,
William 1L Dart.
1L P. Hull.
E. W. Hurst,
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The Hetnrt Coarteoaa.
The essence of all fine breeding is the
gift of conciliation. A man wbo pos-
sesMes every other title to our respect
except that of courtesy is in danger of
forfeiting them nil. A rude manner
rentiers Its owner always liable to af
front. He is never without dignity
who avoids wounding the dignity of
others. Ixrd Lyttou.
What latereated uin. :x "urtitned as if be had sbot a bird
"What Icterested me most iu my as u all up to drink by way of
travels." said Henpeek. "was the mum- pHroting bis victory. I didn't like
my of a (jueen I saw in Egypt." Ibirn and declined. He gave me a look
"Wonderful, eh?" asked his friend. rt,,t of lue coruer of bis eye which told
"Yes, it's wouderful how they could I ,ne tbHt ne considered mv refusal as
make a woman dry up and stay that sJ't"pathy with Lis enemy, and he was
way." ITiiladelphla lress. ngbt. I noticed that his hand shook
las he poured out his liquor. Perhaps
Raoiib. I ue 11 aa a presentment of what wa in
Mike Say. Pat, why Uo you wear I store for him.
your socks the wrong side out I They were still drinking w ben sud-
Pat You fool, there's a hole on thejdenly the door of the back room where
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the corpse was laid out opened slowly.
ana mere stood tbe corpse Itself.
uoages ioos.ea nt it and staggered
back. The corpse, or Belcher, raised
his pistol deliberately and drew a bead
on Hodges. There was a momentary
unsteadiness In Belcher's arm which
he conquered by an almost superhuman
effort of the will. Hodges was n.ira
lyzed as if confronted by an aveneina!
spirit. Belcher fired, and the man who
had ruined him fell on his face. Then
Belcher gave way all at once and
dropped dead, this time for certain.
There was no human being to tell of
how Belcher revived sufficiently to get
his revenge after all. 'There was no
doctor near to explain the possihilities
of the case, and the secret would have
remained a secret had it not been for
Belcher's revolver. We took it to an
expert In arms, who told us that the
cylinder had been taken out. fixed and
put back. Think of a dying man re
Tiring. clutching his weapon, putting
It in order, going into another room and
killing bis enemy. If that Isn't nerre
pure and simnle I don't kiuw
i nerve la. MiBE ANDERSON.
t. 1 1
TO OUR PATRONS
THE MOST ALL-AROUND SATISFACTORY Afurv fiiirrcccm CT
MAS TRADE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR BUSINESS HAS JUST CLOSED.
IT HAS BEEN A BUSY YEAR, AND OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN MAGNIFI
CENT; SO II IS BUT MEET THAT WE SHOULD WISH TO THANK
THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN US SUCCESS THE BUYING PUBLIC OF ROCK ISLAND AND
WANT TO ASSURE YOU OF OUR APPRECIATION WE WANT TO TELL YOU THAT NO
FEEL MORE APPRECIATIVE THAN WE DO.
FOItf 1906 WE HAVE THIS TO OFFER YOU:
WE ARE GOING TO TRY HARDER THAN EVER BEFORE TO MERIT YOUR PATRONAGE. WE ARE GOING
TO HAVE BETTER. LARGER, AND MORE ATTRACTIVE STOCKS FOR YOU TO SELECT FROM. WE ARE
GOING TO ALWAYS PRICE EVERYTHING JUST AS LOW AS IS CONSISTENT WITH CONSERVATIVE MER
CHANDISING. IN SHORT. YOU CAN ALWAYS LOOK HERE FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS MODERN AND
PROGRESSIVE IN THE HOUSEFURNISHING LINE.
WE REALIZE THAT THE STORE THAT SUCCEEDS WELL IS THE STORE WITH THE GREAT BIG
LIST OF SATISFIED C OMERS. THIS WE WILL BEAR IN MIND EVERY MINUTE DURING THE NEW
YEAR. AND WE PROMISE YOU RIGHT NOW THAT YOU WILL HAVE NO CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT FOR
ANY REASON WHEN YOU FAVOR THIS STORE WITH YOUR PATRONAGE.
TO OUR OLD CUSTOMERS, THEN. WE SAY THAT WE WILL BE MORE PLEASED THAN EVER TO
SEE YOU IN 1906. TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT TRIED TRADING HERE AS YET. WE SAY THAT WE
KNOW YOU WILL LIKE IT WHEN YOU TRY. TO ALL. WE SAY THAT WE WISH YOU THE MOST PROS
PEROUS AND THE HAPPIEST LEAST TROUBLESOME NEW YEAR YOU EVER ENJOYED.
CLEMANN . SALZMANN.
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.