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THE ARGUS., FRIDAY. JANUARY 12, 11)00.
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character, political or religious, must
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tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious sigrnatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, Jan. 12, 1906.
Chauncey M. Depew's autobiography
as it appears in the Congressional di
rectory occupies more space than that
of any other member of congress.
Chauncey doesn't believe in cutting
things short not even terms that the
people are tired of.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon has started to
make war on republican congressmen
who favor tariff reform. "Uncle Joe
evidently regards the Dingley tariff as
grand, but he would probably resent it
if anyone were to add that the thing
was also gloomy and peculiar.
Although Senator La Follette of Wis
consin is no stranger in Washington.
having served three terms in the house
of representatives, his physical appear
ance continues to attract attention
The senator is a short, round man.
with a great head. His body is long,
but bis leg are short. When he is sit
ting down he looks to be nearly C feet
tall, but when he stands be is not much
more than 5 feet . He is a student of
Shakespeare and the only vegetarian
in the senate.
A number of politicians in Washing
ton were tliscussing the tendency of
a certain well known political speaker
invariably to allude to his party's suc
cess as having been "directed by the
hand of Providence." "It's most extra
ordinary." said Representative John
Sharp Williams, "but he really seems
t-incere in that conviction. At the same
time, gentlemen, while I haven't the
least objection to the senator's having
an ace up his sleeve occasionally, I do
Providence put It there!"
d'ov. Pattison of Ohio, in his inaug
ural address, indorses municipal own
ership. Gov. Patrison Is an old time
democrat and municipal ownership or
government ownership is as far from
good democratic doctrines as the moon
Is from the earth. The fact that he en
dorses it shows to what an extent pub
lic ownership has permeated the old
parties. It is only a question of a
short time when ownership of public
utilities will cease to be a reform and
wilj become an almost universal fact.
dent, and otherwise to proceed as
though the presidenU were the govern
ment the necessity of a stand and a
protest by somebody has daily grown
The Herald Is an independent news
paper, has endeavored to do its duty
to the people in this matter, and it Is
encouraged to believe that the hypnotic
spell which the president, through his
Dhenomenal triumph In the election
and his aggres'sive personality, seemed
to iiave cast over his own party, and
the democrats as well, has been brok
en. The warning of Senator Spooner,
even though directed ostensibly at
other executives, applies with tenfold
point and force to the president. The
single voice now heard In protest at
Washington will swell to a chorus be
fore this congress shall end.
Presidential Railroad Fare.
The bf 11 introduced by Representa
tive McCall of Massachusetts, providing-
for an allowance of 15,u00 yearly
to i:he nresident for the payment of
railroaal fares for himself and his party
when he. travels throughout the coun
try is likely to attract wide attention.
The subject is one which has received
a lar;e amount of discussion in the
mih'.ie nress more, in fact, than its
actual importance ha3 warranted.
It is generally admitted tha't it is a
irood thinfe- for the chief magistrate to
go before the people when occasion
iermits to explain his position on na-
tinal questions, to meet as many of his
fellow citizens as possible, and to let
them see for themselves what manner
of man he is. The salary of $50,000
which is paid the president is ap
parently sufficient for ordinary expens
es, with the executive mansion fur
nished free of cost as a dwelling during
his terms of jfiice. But it is not
adequate to :ieet the disbursements
required if extensive journeys are un
dertaken; and there is a strong senti
ment which holds that they should not
accept free transportation from the
The McCall bill may not be enacted
in its present form. But the idea on
which it is based unquestionably com
mands a good deal of popular approval.
and It is not improbable that some leg-
s'ation involving the same principle
wilj be enacted. v hue the president
may properly be supplied with legiti
mate traveling expenses, however.
there should be no measure passed
that will raise his compensation above
the figures, dictated by rational mod
eration. The chief magistracy of this
republic is not a regal station to be
surrounded with pomp and glitter, or a
place which should be soug'at because
of its pecuniary rewards.
. Two appointments just made on the
btaie board of charities give credence
to the suspicion that Deneen is not de
voting the full power of the state ad
ministration to the cause of Richard
Yates. These are Rabbi Emil Hirsch
and Julia Lathrop, both of whom quar
reled with Gov. Yates and resigned
from the board because the governor
sought to operate it as a part of his
political machine. Their return to the
board may possibly be accepted as ev
idence that polftics will he kept out of
it as far as possible and there will
certainly be nothing doing so far as
Yates is concerned.
The death of Brig. Gen. John Camp
bell last week leaves but 18 officers on
the retired list of the army who served
during the Mexican war, four having
died since 1904. Of the survivors 10
are brigadier generals, three are col
onels, two lieutenant colonels and
three majors. Six are graduates of
West Point, four are medica officers,
one entered service from civil life,
three from the volunteers and then
served in the ranks before being com
missioned. Gen. Daniel H. Rucker is
the oldest in point of service, having
been appointed a second lieutenant in
the First Dragoons in 1837.
Tbe President and Congress.
Boston Herald: Senator Sptwner
proclaimed himself "an optimist of the
future of the people and of our gov
ernment," but admitted a fear that this
tendency toward encroachment and
centralization "seems to be tolerated by
popular opinion to a greater degree
than ever before in our history." But
is it toleration, or is It ignorance, or at
the worst sheer indifference? In the
vast the people have trusted to con
gress, and particularly to the senate,
to assert its prerogative and resist ex
ecutive encroachments. But since the
senate has permitted the president
practically to make war without its
consent, and to proceed in the execu
tion of treaties which it had declined
to ratify, and likewise to reconstruct
the r "TT". canal commission to ob
tain "his own way," which congress
had refused to give him when he has
been allowed to push the promotion of
his pets and to punish his enemies in
the army regardless of law or prece-
Why the Cosmopolitan Magazine Was
John Brisben Walker was the pi
oneer in the steam automobile business
and at one time the factory of the Mo
bile Company of America at Kings-
nearly 1.000 men and could not turn
out cars fast enough to meet the de
mand. But a sudden change in public
favor from steam to the French gaso
line car. left the company with branch
houses from Boston to San Francisco
and losses exceeding $1,700,000. Mr
Walker personally assumed the indebt
edness of the Mobile Company of
America, and not only paid it off in
full, but returned to every stockholder
the amount of his investment, with in
terest. This action required the sale of
the Cosmopolitan magazine. Kingsland
Point and some other properties. Mr,
Walker will hereafter devote his fullest
energies to the building up of The
Twentieth Century magazine.
d aj ly short storyI j
l AN INGENIOUS CRITICISM. j J
"I'm plnd I'm not n giraffe."
"Why? Because you'd have a lot of
sore throat if you had tlett neekf.'"
"No. Because tUe tops would find It
so easy to spot me."
can tell by
ones sleep when a cold is
coming on" said a mother
when speaking of the advance
symptoms of colds in children.
" They toss about, are rest
less, their breathing is heavy
and there are symptoms of
night sweats. The next morn
ing I start with Scott's Emul
sion. The chances are that
in a day or two they are all
over it. Their rest is again
peaceful and the breathing
Here's a suggestion for
all mothers. Scott's Emul
sion always has been almost
magical in its action when
used as the ounce of preven
tion. Nothing seems to over
come child weakness quite so
effectively and quickly as
SCOTT & BOWNB, 409 Petri St., New York.
I was sitting In my study working on
a plan for a new novel when a servant
entered and handed me a card: "Miss
I had never heard of Miss Phipps,
and I especially object to being inter
rupted by visitors, so I tried through
the servant to get rid of her. But I
failed and finally received her.
I was not sorry I had done so, for tbe
moment she entered I saw that she
would make an excellent model for
Bessie Glfford, a character I was about
to draw. She was a petite blond and
as dainty as a canary. She came iu all
blushes aud smiles.
"Mr. Pendleton, I believe Paul Pen
dleton. Such a lovely name for an au
thor, aud I notice you always select
appropriate names for yoiw charac
ters." "Please be seated. Miss PUh'ls. aud
tell me what I can do for yoV'
"I came to thank you," she said,
sinkiug Into a chair, her silk dress
dropping into graceful folds, "but first
I want you to tell me how you found
out the conditions between Wallace
"What eouditious? What Wallace?"
"Wallace Ormsby. tbe hero of your
last novel. 'The True Ring.' There it
Is." and she held up a glittering soli
taire on the third finger of her left
hand. "It was very nice of you to
transpose bis name and call him Orms
by Wallace. But everybody knew all
the same. At least I and my best and
truest friend. Ida Ross. did. But. then,
she knew all about these troubles be
tween Wallace ami me. And bow you
did bit off that mean thing. Irene Tew
ney. You didn't call her by her tight
name at all. but then you couldn't call
us all by our right names."
"My dear young lady, will you kindly
tell me what you are talking about?"
"Why. about your plot for 'Tho True
Ring,' of course. You haven't told me
how you got hold of it. Ida declares
she didn't tell, and of course Wallace
couldn't lnve done so. Did ho?"
She looked at me with such a pretty,
curious expression I bad half a mind
to admit that Wallace had given mo
the whole thing, but I feared the false
hood might lead to complications, so I
"I would like you to tell me wherein
ttie plot of my "True Ring coincides
with your own affairs."
"Silence gives consent. I kuew it
must be Wallace who told you. Of
course you had to promise him you
wouldn't say anything about It. Well,
Wallace and I were lovers. Just as
Ormsby and Caroline were In the book.
Then Irene Tewney, or Mabel Blake,
as you call her, wants him for herself
and Interprets the family secret so as
to reflect on Caroline (me). Wallace, de
spite the convincing circumstances, has
faith in me until he applies the tost,
and Caroline gives tbe true ring of a
real good, noble girl. The name Is
Great heavens! Is this all there Is
to that plot? Now I think it Is about
all t'e machinery on which I hung a
network of subtle introspective philos
ophy which I and high grade critics
consider uniquely Pendletonian.
"Yon have not yet told me," I said,
"the denoument as it Is In the real case
"Why, just as it Is In the book, of
course. lou uidn t change It a bit,
Wallace applied the test exactly as
Ormsby did, and I responded (blushing)
Just as Caroline did."
lias it occurred to you that your
lover read my novel and finding a
similarity in my Imaginary plot to his
own and your conditions concluded to
test you as he did?"
"Well. I declare! I never thought of
that I wonder If be did?"
"After all my character puts a gen
eral case that has occurred between
thousands of lovers. I admit there is
an art in this in the book that would
be impossible in real life, though It Is
intended to represent real life."
"Ormsby was perfectly lovely, and
Wallace was perfectly lovely too. He
didn't use the same words as Ormsby,
but they were Just as noble and good
and sweet and nice."
I groaned. I had read hundreds of
criticisms on my book, but this was
tbe first that struck me as ingenuous.
My critic was one moment slapping me
In the face, the next paying me the
highest compliments, at times doing
both at once.
"Miss Phlpps," I said, "instead of
your thanking me for bringing you
and your lover together, which, is all a
mistake, permit me to thank you for
this visit. It has created a revolution
in me. Hereafter I propose to write
novels that will be enjoyed by simple.
Ingenuous people. Now, I want your
permission to use you under an as
sumed name In my next novel."
"Will you?" she cried, clapping her
hand "Will you put me In? And
Wallace?" she added timidly.
I'll put yon in. As to Wallace, !
don't know him, so I couldn't, though
I would like to Just to please you."
I chatted with her for an hour, get
ting excellent material, much cf which
went Into my new story just as she
crpoke It I have struggled against
email sales of my books before, mv
Jonly recompense being the approval of
a few high grade critics. When my
next book appeared I gained the more
(substantial reward of dollars.
'As Miss Phipps was passing out of
pny study door I was off In a dream of
iWhatl would make her do and say in
my sry and so wrapt in tbe imagi
nary that I forgot tbe real flesh and
blood. I was awakened by a pair of
arms being thrown around my neck
and a kiss.
It Is -well that 1 am fifty years old.
s ABTHT7R D. BERWICK.
A NEW YEAR.,
This store is always the first to
make low prices and at the same
time to give our customers the
best goods. The stock is large
and in order to reduce it, will
offer the following bargains for
Best on Record
flour per sack $1.25
Cream flour, every sack
guaranteed., per sack $1.15
Santa Claus soap,
10 bars for' 25c
Fancy picnic hams,
per pound 8c
Fancy sun dried Japan tea,
per pound 25c
Fancy Gunpowder tea,
per pound 33c
3 cans for 25c
2 lb. can tomatoes, solid
packed, per can 6c
I. X. L. peas,
3 cans for 25c
I. X. L. corn,
3 cans for 25c
Wild Rose Corn,
3 cans for 20c
Good sweet corn,
per can 5c .
3 bottles for 25c
Best soda and oyster
crackers, 2 lbs. for 15c
2 pounds for 15c
Golden Drop prunes,
per pound 10c
Moja, Mocha and Java coffee,
best in town for the money,
per pound 18c
Tickets for premiums will be
given with every purchase of
tea and coffee.
This store is headquarters for
apples, oranges and bananas.
No. 1 handpicked winter apples,
such as Baldwins. Greenings,
and Russets, 4.00 per barrel,
$1.35 per bushel,
per peck 35c
Good cooking apples,
per peck 25c
Telephone orders will be
promptly attended to.
Grocery. 700 12th St.
Old 'phone W. 443. New, 5976.
Pre-Enveatory Sales End
HESE have truly been our greatest Pre-lnventory Sales. That tri-city women are well aware of the ben
efits of buying at the Big Boston's Sales, has been plainly manifested in their liberal patronage. The
exceptional reductions resulting from our efforts to lower stock bring to you reliable, seasonable merchan
dise at far below regular prices; many are even below cost.
THESE reduced prices, coming
just when the severe weather
necessitates the wearing of heavy
underwear, considerably lightens
the burden on your purse.
Fleeced Underwear, extra large
sizes. 7. 8, 9; regularly C9c;
sale price 42ci?
Misses' fleeced Union Suits; sizes
1, 2, 3, 4; regularly Goc:
sale price 46c
"Mentor" fleece lined Union Suits;
regularly 09c; sale
$1.00 wool Vests, Pants and Tights;
pink, blue and gray; sale
Black Vests, Pants and Tights,
regularly $i; sale
Price : . . .'. 75
$1.7f. $2 and $2.50 silk and wool
Underwear; gray and
Clearing Tailored Garments
"UR determination to bring our stock within certain bounds before
inventory has brought you unequaled values in tailor-made Coats,
Suits and Skirts. These prices are so much below regular that thu
sale is of exceptional interest to every woman.
COATS of splendid materials, in
plain and mixed colors; 39, 3G and
42-inch lengths; these have sold
at $7.50 and $8,00; now
onl' S3. 95
COATS of fancy mixtures, in fash
ionable loose-fitting and Empire
styles, in 42 and 43-inch lengths;
formerly $10 and $12;
COATS of kerseys, cheviots and
mixtures; cut in Empire, loose ami
tight-fitting styles; excellently fit
ting; splendidly tailored;
were up to $30; now S9.9JS
SUITS About 43 in the assort
ment; various attractive styles;
made of good, firm materials; for
merly $10, $12.50 and $13;
to move out at once, are. . .5.95
SUITS of fine all wool ly? trials, in
plain colors and black1 J novel
ties; product of the best manufac
turing tailors; originally
$17.50, $20 and $25; now.. S9.95
SKIRTS of black and fancy mohair
and novelties; stylishly fashioned
and attractively finished; were
$3.50 and $3.00;
One-Way Second Class Colonist Rates
to the West and Southwest.
Via the C, M. & St. P. railway.
Dales of sale, Jan. 2 and 1G and Feb. 6
and 20, 190G.
Special Homeseekers' Excursions to
the West and Southwest.
Via the C, M. & St. P. railway.
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 1G and Feb. 6
and 20, 190G.
The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-cities. sleeping car
reservations made to. any point desir
ed. For further information 'phone any
of their offices.
C, M. &. St. P. Excursion Rates.
Homeseekers' tickets on sale the
first and third Tuesday in each month
to points in Iowa, Minnesota, North
Great Reductions in Lamp Prices.
NEED a new lamp? Now is surely the time to buy it. Pre-inven-tory
reductions are in effect and the price of every lamp is cut
to the bottom not oii'j reserved. Note carefully the following very
$3.50 Parlor Lamps S1.9S
$0.75 Parlor Lamps S4.25
$9.30 Parlor Lamps S5.75
$2.00 Hall Lamps S1.33
$3.50 Hall Lamps S3. 20
$3.(M) Hanging Lamps S3. 87
$6.00 Hanging Lamps S4.25
$7.5!) Hanging Lamps S-1.90
'Empress Shoes $2.95
Huck Towels that are linen; IS
x3G Inches; regularly 13c;
sale price 10c
Crash Dish Towels, now only. g
Crash Roller Towels, now 21
25c fancy German Crashes,
anl l ie
Bleached Pillow Cases, 45
by 30 inches 12!id.
G'fcc Wenched Table Da
mask, 72-incii '15c"
and South Dakota and to other home
seekers territory. For further infor
mation 'phone or call at any C, M. &
St. P. office.
L'ow One Way and Round Trip Rates.
On Jan. 1G the "Rock Island" will
sell low one way and round trip tickets
to all points in Oklahoma, Indian Ter
ritory and Texas and to certain points
in Missouri. Kansas. Nebraska. Arkan
sas, Ixniisiana. New Mexico. Eastern
Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.
For full information call at city ticket
office, 1S29 Second avenue.
All the news all the time THE
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of the abdomen,
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REMEMBER Allcock's Plasters have been in use over 58 years.
They are the original and genuine ftorous planters and have never been
equalled as a pain-curer. Guaranteed not to contain belladonna, opium
or any poison whatever.
Price and quality mean more today than
any other feature of business. Here is the
price. I guarantee the quality.
Buckwheat, per sack r
Corn Meal, fresh ground, per sack 15c
Syrup, Crystal Drips, per gallon 15o
Sardines, 7 cans r-
Pumpkin, :. cans
Japan Tea. pound 38c
Maple Sugar, pure, pound X5c
Prunes, fine, mealy.2 pounds 15o
Ammonia, quart bottle g,
Old Tbunr 228 t. Thonc 54.'.!.
2207 I'ourlb Arnne
pa ndreth's Pills.
The Great Blood Purifier and Tonic.
For Constipation, Biliousness,
Headache, Dizziness, Indigestion, etc.
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