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TTTF, ARGUS. FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1900.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Reck Island, 111. En
tered at the poRtofflee as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly. $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publiea
tlon. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, April 20, 1906.
Make your subscription to the Sa.i
Francisco sufferers. Do it now.
John D. Rockefeller gave $100,000 to
the San Francisco sufferers. Now look
out for another earthquake.
Do your full share for the relief of
the San Francisco sufferers. But even
though it be small it will be just as acceptable.
Do not look upon what you do for
the afflicted people of San Francisco
aa solely charity. It Is a duty and
should also be considered a privilege.
Senator Cullom's golden silence while
former Governor Yates was discours
ing with silver tongue on the beau
ties of the primary election law now
seems particularly precious.
It is regarded as bad taste to speak
of the railroad rate bill in the pres
ence of Yates. It would be liable to
remind him of the cow he franked by
express when he was governor of Illinois.
The average citizen occasionally
wakes up to the fact that the posses
sion of a department like the supreme
court is a valuable protection against
the machinations of the machine politicians.
It is a reasonably safe presumption
that attached to that $100,000 of taint
ed money that John D. Rockefeller con
tributed to the relief of the San Fran
cisco sufferers, was a mortgage on the
In time of .overwhelming misfortune
or sorrow, sympathy is as a rule empty,
however deep and sincere may be the
spirit in which it is offered. In the
case of San Francisco, the sympathy
that prompts humanity's offering for
the aid of humanity may be sympathy
that means something.
Springfield. Mass., Republican: The
question what to do with our retired
lieutenant generals is becoming ser
ious owing to their great abundance.
General Chaffee is considering an offer
to become the head of the American
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals. General Hates, who rn
tired Saturday, will return to his old
home in St. Ijoiiis for the present. Gen
erals Miles and Young are trying to
keep happy without w:rk and soon
Generals Corbin and MacArthur will
be added to the list. We shall then
have six lieutenant generals in this
country, all retired and all feeling as
young and vigorous as ever they were.
Pierpont Morgan has immense re
spect for all kinds of pluck. He says
one of the finest examples that ever
came under his observation was given
by an English clergyman. He had a
rich parishioner. Lady Blank, who dic
tated to and hectored him outrageous
ly. At length he declined to put up
with this kind of treatment and told
her ladyship so. Thereafter she re
fused to put anything in the offertory,
merely making a stately inclination
over the plate. This moved an elder
to remark in her hearing: "We could
do with less of her manners and more
of her cah." The clergyman, dining
at a lord's table, told this story with
great success one evening. The host
said with a frown: "Are you aware
s'.r. that I-idy Blank is a relative of
mine?" The clergyman smiled slight
ly. "Xo." he said. "I wasn't, but in
future when I tell the story I'll always
be careful to mention the relationship."
A. Tariff Hears.
A Chicago newspaper prints a let
ter from Washington which contains
a hie scare on the tariff question. The
letter makes the statement that th
German government has established a
frw trado bureau in this countrv with
branches in all the large cities, the ob
ject being to force this country to ad
mit German products into this country
at a reduced rate of duty or positive
ly free. It Is an old story of foreign
interference, the calculation being to
fire the American heart with Ameri
can indignation. The letter is very
cleverly constructed and attempts to
prove h- extracts from speeches pub
lished in-. Germany and speeches pub
lished here that the conspiracy is at
work and has the sanction of the oer-.
man emperor. I
' Of course there is nothing to the
story, and for many reasons. We have
i r 1 . " i .i ... rr i
no doubt that many foreign countries
would be pleaed if free trade were es
tablished in America, for it would give
them an outlet for their goods. Still the
German government could not hope to
produce such a result through the
American press, and could only by stir
ring this country induce us to favor
reciprocity between the countries.
The main point to this story is that
it is simply an attempt to fight the
high tariff and further to stop the
growing sentiment in this country in
favor of free trade. The great, states
in the middle northwest contain a pop
ulation that leans to free trade and in
some of these states the feeling has
grown so strong as to promise a free
trade majority at the next election.
Any jtort in a storm is always true in
politics, and this seems a good port to
stter into. It has long been plain to
the average person that the tariff pol
icy of the United States would in time
antagonize foreign countries in mat
ters of trade and we might at any time
look for an attack on our system in
a manner that might prove unpleasant.
If there is anything in the letter writ
ten from Washington, it is but the be
ginning of the end that has been pre
dicted. Merely An Acknowledgment.
The Argus is not unmindful of the
many compliments that have come
from appreciative friends and the pub
lic generally of its prompt and thor
ough manner of handling the news of
the San Francisco disaster in extra
editions and otherwise, together with
its having prompted the local relief
.movement. While The Argus was far
in advance of all papers of the three
cities in giving out the first informa
tion of the dreadful calamity, the spe
cial edition is not, as the people ofj
Rock Island realize, a new feature
with The Argus. During the Spanish
American war, and three years later
in the assassination of President Mc
Kinley, anil on numerous occasions
since. The Argus led the tri-city
newspaper field in affording through
special editions the first news.
However, it has never been the pol
icy of The Argus to dwell upon its
own accomplishments, and this refer
ence is intended as merely an acknowl
edgment of kind and encouraging
The Argus prefers to have its worth
established by deeds rather than words.
The Western Invasion of the Ilast.
The latest manifestation of the west
ern invasion of the east is to be found
in the appearance of a seed corn spe
cial on the Boston & Maine railroad,
which is to be sent on a missionary
tour of education for the farmers in
Massachusetts. Vermont, New Hamp
shire, and Maine. .
The seed corn special is distinctly a
western institution with its origin
traceable more particularly to the rail
roads operating in Nebraska and Iowa.
The basic idea is that of a traveling
school of elemental agricultural sci
ence, bringing to the farmer instruc
tion along lines calculated to make his
work more effective and his fields more
productive without compelling him to
leave his farm to attend a distant ag
That the western farmer should takj
kindly to this benevolent interest even
though coupled with the obvious fact
that it is designed to increase like
wise the traffic of the railroads is tak
en as a matter of course, but that the
farmers of staid old New England, sup
posed to know it all by inheritance
from their ancestors, should be regard
ed as good subjects for seed corn spe
cialization is a small sized surprise.
Presumably, however, something has
to be done td make them more content
with their possessions and check the
exodus to the fertile fields of the west,
which at one time made deserted farms
in the far east to be had almost for
With one road waking up to the fact
that the seed corn special has a call
in the east as well as in the west, the
next thing will be a general mania for
imitation and within another year the
seed corn special may be looked for
on every American railroad that trav
erses an agricultural country.
Human Blcod Marks.
A tale of horror was told by marks
of human blood in the home of J. W.
Williams, a well known merchant of
uac, Ky. lie writes: "Twenty years
ago I had severe hemorrhages of the
lungs, and was near death when I be
gan taking Dr. King's New Discovery.
If. completely cured me and I have re
mained well ever since." It cures
hemorrhages, chronic coughs, settled
colds and bronchitis, and is the only
known cure for weak lungs. Every
bottle guaranteed by Hartz & Ulle
meyer, druggists. 50 cents and $1.
Trial bottle free.
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J, Blackmore. of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
In 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had five of the best
physicians in the city, but I received
very little help from them. I know the
Mystic Cure to be what it is represent
ed and take pleasure in recommending
it to other poor sufferers." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second avenue.
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
CATURDAY, at 9:30 and all day till sold, about
1000 yards, consisting of short lengths' of plain and
fancy silks, left from the weeks big silk sales, all at yd. 19c
Yard Wide Black Taffetas, in the best known
makes, values up to $2.00, at yard ,
1.25, $1.19, $1.10, 93c and 89c.
IV1 fo? 7? A fll
THIRD AVENUETHROUCHTO SECOND
JERCALE5 More of those best yard-wide Quad
riga Percales, in pretty new styles, including the
hard-to-get polka dots, Shepherd, and barred checks,
splendid assortment for Shirtwaists and Suits, while they
last, per yard. 12 l-2c. '
Saturday Evenlntf, April 21
1 March" PRINCESS CHIC" Boettger
2 Characteristic "THE HURRICANE" Alpert
3 Medley "LET ME SEE YOU SMILE" Fischer
4 Melodies from the Opera, "THE UMPIRE" Vamp
5 Waltz "SYLVAN DREAMS". Hildreth
6 March "THE ROSE OF THE ALHAMBRA".Hosmer
7 Selection " MAYOR 0FT0KI0" Peters
8 Medley "MY NAME IS MORGAN. BUT IT
AIN'T J. P." Mohr
9 Mazurka "MERCEDES" St. Clair
10 Intermezzo "SUN FLOWER" Harden
11 Novelette "IDLE HOURS" Hall
12 March "TAMMANY" Edwards
SALE OF NEW PICTURES
A FTER HOUSECLEAN1NG. a few new pictures
help to brighten things up. Here are some of the
latest pictures, priced very low.
Lamasures. Poppy Field and Field of Daisies,
also F. E. English's Studies of Old Dutch Wind Mills, full
colored and handsomely long panel framed, in new dented
gilt, about half value. 75c.
Bessie Reed's Coon Faces, four bright color studies,
in black wood frames, two for 25c or. each. 15c.
Archie Gunn's Famous Pajama Girls, which
have created such a furore in the East, gilt frames, 39c.
J. R. Bryson's Carmencita and Caprice, two art
studies, in beautiful colors, same price. 39c,
Teiro Yashada's Japanese Geisha Girls, four sub
jects, in fancy oak frames, copyrighted and made to sell
for $1.50, we price the 40 we could get at 75c.
Pretty Landscapes, art studies, heads, etc., all
framed, variously priced up from 25c.
For Saturday and Monday
XTO. 60 all silk Taffeta
Ribbon, black and all
colors. Saturday all day,
yd.. 12 l-2c.
Ladies' all silk em
broidered stock Collars,
50c and 75c values. Sat
urday, each. 35c.
1000 yards Nainsook,
Cambric and Swiss Em
broideries, insertions and
Edgings, worth up to
12 l-2c, Saturday at 3
o'clock, yd., 5c.
Saturday and Monday
at 3 o'clock, 600 yards
sheer white India Linons.
limit of 12 yards to a
customer, at about half
price, yd., 5c.
Saturday and Monday
at 9:30 o'clock, one case
fancy Dress Ginghams,
two to 14 yd. lengths,
regular 10c quality, limit
of 12 yards to a custo
mer, yd., 5c. .
Saturday at 7:30 p. m..
100 dozen men's black
Socks, limit of three pairs
to a customer, at three
pairs for 10c.
Saturday all day. la
dies' pure bleached long
sleeve Vests. 25c value,
Saturday at 3:30, 50
dozen linen Teneriffe
Doylies, regularly sold at
19c. while they last, at
Men's $2.50 Oxfcr J Ties,
all day Saturday, per
Women's and misses'
fancy colored Hose. worth
15c at:J 13e pair, all day
at '.air. 10c.
AT 2:30 p. m. 8e fine
"bleached Muslins, mill
lengths, yd.. 5 l-2c.
100 pieces new embroi
dered tab Necktie Rib
bons, priced specially for
Saturday. 25c. 19c and
20x 45-inch extra heavy
Huck Towels, in plain
white cr colored border,
special for Saturday and
Monday, each, 15c.
42-inch fine bleached
Pillow Case Muslin, 15c
quality, at, yd., 10c.
Saturday and Monday
all day, women's $2.00
taffeta silk Umbrellas at
Saturday at 11 a. m..
Sanitol Tooth Wash and
Powder, at 16c. .
Saturday at 7:30, Ri
ker's Violet and Lily of
the Valley Perfumes, 50c
kind, per oz.. 15c.
Saturday at 3 p. m.,
ladies' $2.00 Hand Bags,
assorted leathers, each
Saturday at 3 p.m.,
ladies' muslin Petticoats,
white muslin, full length,
with tucked and hem
stitched flounce, 46c.
Saturday at 7:30 p. m..
Dressing Sacques in pret
ty figured goods, very
Saturday all day, large
boxes of Satin Finish
Paper and Envelopes in
the Book Department at
half price, per box, 8c.
Pin tray, quadruple
plate. French gray finish,
floral deigns, each 68c.
$1, $1.25 and $1.50 Embroi
dered Swisses, 49c Yard.
AN extraordinary purchase of highest class Swiss em
broidered waistings in white and ecru, 42 inches
wide, bought at from one-third to one-half their actual
value, beginning Saturday, while they last, yd., 49c.
30c Printed !ousseline de
FORTUNATE purchase of these dainty, sheer dress
fabrics in an exquisite range of Organdy Printings,
a fine silk and cotton mixed fabric, regularly sold at 30c,
Saturday and Monday, yd., 19c.
2000 Yards Sheer French
Organdies 12 l-2c.
CHOICE of sixty different designs and colorings in this
beautiful summer dress fabric, regular price 22c yd.,
but owing to backward season we bought a case of them
at about half price, so on Saturday and Monday and till
closed, choice of this beautiful line, just 12 l-2c.
Big Deal IMohair Dress Goods
TWO cases of these ideal spring and summer dress
goods, shed the dust perfectly, and wear splendidly,
regular 50c quality, colors and black, bought from an over
stocked importer, so that we can sell them at just half
actual value, on sale Saturday 2:30 and Monday all
day if not closed out before, at yd., 25c.
NEVER SAW COATS GO
Like the 42 inch ones. We have advertised
several lots that vanished quickly at special
prices here's another
. Fancy mix coats In the 40 and 42-inch lengths, best
of tailoring, styles the newest, values $12.50 to $20,
take your pick at $10.75.
LADIES' SUITS AT $9.50
TTON and other good styles, veil made, nicely
trimmed, excellent materials, desirable In every
way and very cheap at $9.50.
NEW DRESS SKIRTS $5.00
jV"EW gored and circular cut dress skirts, mad of
Panama, Broadcloth, Fancy mixtures and Sic
ilians, all the best colors, an offering all together out
of the ordinary. Just such styles as you would expect
to pay $6.50 to $9.00 for, at this sale we make them
Handsoma wraps for auto, driving or traveling, also
new walking full length wraps, exquisitely designed and
finished, priced as low as $16.50.
A BOUT half the big 13,500 yard purchase cf em
broideries placed on sale Thursday were closed
out. We didn't have room for all. so for Saturday
and Monday we offer the balance, cosisting of finest
Nainsook, Cambric and Swiss matched sets, flCunc
ings and corset cover widths, worth from 1 5c to $! .50
a yard, at yd.. 10c, 12 l-2c, 15c. 19c, 25c,
38c. and 48c.
Of Interest to tlxe Housefurnistiers
C AN1TARY Steel couches, open out to full size
bed, supported by spiral steel springs, substan
tial and attractive, $3.75.
Chiffioniers, solid oak. fine large drawers, well
made, and good finish $4.85.
Mission library tables, with many new combina
tions, including combination table and chair, prices,
$22.50 to $0.50.
Mission library tables, chairs and rockers to
match, some very attractive patterns, at excep
tionally low prices.
Massive mission desk tables. $7.45.
Mission chairs and rockers, in great variety of
styles $15.00 to 2.75.
cut, select oak
spring bottoms, with imperial spring edges 7.65.
We are showing at this sale, a select line of
couches and davenport beds at prices to meet the
requirement of every purse, 5.95 to 35.00.
Folding Go-Carts, exactly like cut, rubber tire.
steel wheels, nickel plated, hub caps,
patent wheel fasteners, enamel gear,
A large assortment of chidren's
modern vehicles from which to select. If
Including the "Alwin "
that folds flat, has ball
bearing wheels and
leather top. Also hood
folding go-carts, prices
up to 22.50.
CARPETS AND RUGS
A VELVET rugs. 27x54 inches.
Oriental designs, $2.25 values.
' Axminster rugs, 27x60 Inches.
$2.25 values, $1.65.
Smyrna rugs, all wool and revers
ible. 30x60 inches. $1.47.
Ingrain carpets, 36 inches wide,
fast colors, good line of patterns, per
yd.. 22 l-2c.
Ingrain carpets, extra super, all
wool filled, great values, yd., 47c.
Columbian Ingrain carpets, heavy
and servicable, reds, greens and tans,
per yd., 32c.
Linoleums, printed, granites and
inlaids. domestic and imported, tiles,
woods and floral patterns, 2 yd. wide
Linoleum, per square yd., 35c.
4 yd. wide Linoleum, per square
Brussels carpets, 27 inches wide,
all wool, with or without borders, yd.,
Velvet carpets, Smith's, Dobson's
and Sanford's soft and silky effects,
artistic designs and colorings, yd.,
$1.25. 97c. and 82 l-2c.
"DROKEN PINS mended, stones re
placed in settings, old chains made
as good as new, old jewels reset in mod
ern styles, tarnished broochs restored
to beauty, any needed repair cf jewelry
done skillfully and for a moderate
charge. RemexTfcer. McCabe's guaran
tee back of every repair job U-at goes
out of this department.
TO germs find a resting place in these
clean-ly floor covering's. We have
them in every grade and style. lfcOCO
yards to select from, and at prices that
will make you wonder how we do it,
from 8 l-2e to 50e yd.
READY ACCESS TftUNK
WE carry a fall line of these trunks
and will be glad to show bow
this trnnk can save you time in pack'
ing or unpacking. How it is thor
oughly ventilated without removing
either garments or trays and why it
Vlll last you so much longer than an
ordinary trunk. Lifting the cover
brings the trays up and out of the
trunk and gives free entrance to every
corner at once.
Msdt in 14 iMfftrtnt tfC (( ami
Htylt$ pJ,JJ up.
A MERCILESS CRITIC.
When iwve and marriage were spoken
of bt'twtMi rue and Herbert Whittlesey
I told Lira that 1 was in love with my
art and should never marry unless
some man inspired me with a grand
"Or fool you into loviug hinl.'
"What do you mean by that?"
"I have no faith In these grand pas
sions. fJIve me Jog trot love that starts
slowly, but goes right along at a
Xone of yur jog trot love for me,
"Oh, you don't need any kind of love,
since you ape so devoted to plastering
paint on canvas. Perhaps you may be
disappointed In having to be a jog tret
'You mean that I have no talent,"
I replied, flushing. "You are brutally
frank to say no."
"Would you want me to Injure yon
by misleading you?"
"No one can predict what one will do
in any profession. I think critics
should confine themselves to calling
our attention to defects In our works."
"Well, then, your coloring In that
"That isn't a wood. It's sky.
"Yoh don't mean it."
"Any other defects?" i
"The haystack on the right"
"You mean the cascade."
I did sot dare to speak. Tears were
struggling Intb my eyes, and I needed
all my attention t.j keep fhom back.
Resides, I knew my voice would trem
ble. . He had the consideration to take his
departure. As soon as he was gone I
cried for awhile, then anger came, and
I vowed I would succeed in spite of
him. I had been putting on the finish
ing toiuhes to the picture he was
criticising, and it was practically fin
ished. I laid It away in a corner and
went to work on another.
A few days later a dealer came Into
my studio and asked If I had any pic
lures to sell cheap. I showed him sev
eral practice pieces, but he did not
want them. Seeing the picture that
had been so umncivi fully criticised, he
offered me what I "Would, even before
the criticism, have regarded a fair
price for It. and I sold It to him. When
he paid for it the next day he offered
me n check that he had himself secur
ed for It. asking me to give him his
commission In cash, since he had acted
as a broker. I counted out the com
mission, took the check ami was about
to stuff it In my pocket boftk when the
name of Its drawer caught my eye. It
was Herbert Whittlesey.
Sly first Impulse ves to callback the
broker and cancel the sale, but it oc
curred to me at once that I would have
no right Indeed, no ability to do no., I
was indignant that Herbert Whittlesey
shonld have soothed my wounded feel
ing with his charity for that's what I
considered It and had he come In to
my studio at the time I should have
given him. a "piece of my .mind." Tut
after awhile my fetuli'igs wfTh regard
to tile matter changed. Was he not
treating me kindly in telling me the
truth as to my lack of talent and buy
ing my daub? l-'or the first time I real
ized that I loved him.
From the time he mistook my sky
for a wood and my cascade for a hay
stack I was doomed to failure. I paint
ed on bravely, but as an artist I had
received my death wound. One morn
ing he came Into my studio when I was
completely discouraged and suggested
I give up art and marry him. I was
a good deal astonished, but perfectly
willing to acknowledge m"lf a fail
ure and take up the more humJrum
role of wife.
When I iecelvd the congratulations
of my friends they were but congratu
lations in name, fur every one said:
"What a pity. A genius Is spoiled."
"Deceivers." I said. "You would
doom me to a life of failure. It is the
man whom I am to marry who has
won my love by telling me the truth."
I think that, on hearing this, most of
them were convinced that they had
been mistal'ii, for my lover was con
sidered one of the best of art critics.
In due time we were married. Her
bert fitted up a house, indeed I joined
him in selecting Its decoration, and on
returning from our wedding trip we
went to live there. On entering the
living room I saw something hanging
on the wall that had not leeu there at
the time of our departure, something
that made me start. It was the picture
that Herbert had so unmercifully crit
icised, then longht.
"Take that thing down," I said to
tiiui. with hot clleeks.
"Thing? It's a gem."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean that I wanted a woman for
my wife. She was tn love with her art.
If she. had not been liorn to that art
her infatuation would not have trou
bled me. As it was. I saw that cither
I must kill her love for her art or it
would kill her love for me."
I stood stock still iu astonishment.
"And you have fooled me into loving
"If you choose to call It so."
"II rlet t. you are deceiving me. That
picture Is a dmib."
lie went to a secretary and tool out
a batch of letters and handed them to
me. They were offers for the picture
from dealers, some of them leJng four
limes as much as he had paid me
. I threw my arms around his neck,
ne had woh the last bit of my heapt.
There was no more to win. And yet
he had fooled me.
MARIE O. TREVOR.
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EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington. D. C, April 20. Follow
ing is a brief resume takea from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SKXATR Th'e senate, passed a Joint
resolution appropriating: $1,000,000 for
ti- relief of the people of California,
and iin emergency bill carrying $4,000
r pav the expenses of tirlnlng- home
the bodies of the Kearsarge victims.
Mr. Uailey made an explanation of the
proceedings of Wednesday's democratic
caucus and Mr. Ii Kollette delivered the
first half t an exhaustive speech on
y,f re ill. Mr. Tillman and Mr. Hop
kins had another spirited encounter
. oi.ceiuiiig tue vlj dm ftK iawur iu
Chicane, which Wiis ended by the pr--xidiiiK
olticcr. Adjournment was taken
HOI JK The house voted the appro
priation of $1.(i(in,ii(io for the sulfercrif
in .San Francisco and other mined Cali
fornia cities and gave the secretaries of
war, navy, treasury and commerce pow
er to cooperate with the authorities f
the stricken cities. Mr. Williams, tloi
minority leader, nave notice that them
would he no more legislation except un
der the rules of tin- house or a special
rule until the conferees on the state
hood toll had made a report. Ki vei.il
speeches were made on the tariff, and
adjournment was taken until today.
IS FOUND GUILTY
Darius Miller and Claude C. Burnham
Convicted of Giving Rebates.
Chicago, April 20. The Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad, Darius
Miller and Claude G. Burnham, officials
of the road, were found guilty today in
the federal court of granting rebated
in violation of the law. The railroad
corporation was lined $40,(00, and the
officials $10,000 each.
Thtra no ftochell Salts. Alum,
t-lme or Ammonia in food mad itn
HOT IH THE BAKIN9 POWDER TRUST
It make pur food.