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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1907.
GYPSY LIFE CURED
Rheumatic Woman Finds Re
lief Living in a House
DEVOTED UNCLE HER NURSE
Policeman's Wife Fast Recovering Af
ter Three Months' of Roving
Mrs. Nelson M. Hart, wife of a po
liceman attached to the Eldridge street
station In New York, is fast recovering
from what was r-uppi.sed to be incura
ble rheumatism after living the life of
a gypsy on wheels for three months,
Bays the New York World. She is now
up In the hills of Rockland county, in
New York state, where the air is Hue
and bracing, and is looking forward to
returning home within a few weeks re
stored to healih.
Mrs. Hart is blessed with a loving
nurse, who to cure her rheumatism has
turned to account his combined knowl
edge of wagon building and house con
struction, ile is William Scott, native
of Spring Valley, carpenter and mu le
of Mrs. Hart. Having been born in
Rockland count.;, he mujd see no nthr
cause Tor ins ineec s rrtenmatism than
that she had passed several winters in
a steam heated Hat in New York.
The Harts live ut r(!4 Amsterdam
avenue, and when rheumatoid arthritis,
the very worst kind of rheumatism,
paralyzed her hands and feet four
years ago she went to Spring Valley.
Last fall she was so far recovered that
she returned to New York. Steam
heated flats made sad havoc of the
cure. Back to Rockland county the un
cle took his niece.
"I will butyl a house on wheels." said
be, "so that you can travel and see the
The uncle set to work and built as
fancy a house as can lie made out of
Inch white pine, with a Ante on its
edge. He lined it with two thicknesses
of building paper, sealed it with half
Inch spruce and decorated It with
white oilcloth. Safe and sanUary it
was. Just big enough, 8 by 10. There
was one room and a kitchen stove, ta
ble, pantry and two bunks.
Then came the pn-Mem of locomo
tion. Four iron wheels were procured,
six Inch oak for the whimVtrees, four
Inch for the running beam and a wil
low stick as straight as a bee sting
for the pole. Two as tine hores as
could be found In Rockland county
ntixr-il A:iitw tu Stare.
This 'construct ijii uud outfitting wa
done in the village of Mousey, and
may bo the natives didn't rub their
eyes when the house on wheels start
ed forth, smoke issuing from the chim
ney and Uncle .Scott , tooling the outfit
H Mineral Water
, Half a class
rrom the pantry window. It was a
grand sight that took all the village
four miles from home to see where
the thing was going to settle. Deacon
Hammon'fc farm, down on the Saddle
river road, was the first stopping place.
The gangplank was let down, and
housekeeping began in earnest. The
snow sifted and the wind blew, but
Scott and his patient were as snug as
bugs In a rug. That was on April 1,
being the proper moving day. -. April
17 the housekeepers decided to mean
der again. They set sail for Spring
Valley with a gale on the northeast
quarter and all sheets pulling free.
True, they took up most of the coun
try road as they moved and some
horses climbed fences, but they arriv
ed all right and squatted in Main
street to the wonder of pilgrims from
far and near.
Policeman Hart was much pleased
with all this, as he saw at a glance
that his wife was thoroughly happy.
He bought the old Benjamin farm, two
miles out of Spring Valley, and a few
days ago the wandering home journey
ed out to it.
The other day Mrs. Hart was sunning
herself and Uncle Scott was grafting
the home on wheels into the side of
the old Benjamin house to serve as a
"It beats a buy your lot on the In
stallment plan all to shucks," said Un
cle Scott, " 'cause they simply can't dis
possess you or sell you out for taxes.
I am in favor of single tax at that. "I
say, go ahead and tax the building
lots. This contrivance cost $137.50, in
cluding freight and postage."
"Yes, Uncle William has lived here
with me through our wanderings," ex
plained Mrs. Hart. "He was paying
$S a month rent for a house up in Sad
dle Hock, and we didn't see any use of
The Hart.' have two children going to
school in New York, one a bov of ten
and the other a girl of sixteen. They
are going to spend their vacation in
the house on wheels.
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program is as follows:
March, "Taunhauser" Wagm-r
"Invitation to the Dance" Weber
Ti'-islieil" from "Die Meisorsing-
"Lie-best inime" Schumann
"Andante and Saltareilo" from "Ital
Allegro Moiierato. Andante con Moto
Kuphonium Solo. "Evening Star"
from "Tannhauser" Wagner
"Andante Cantahile con Moto" First
Overture, "Tannhauscr" Wagner
. . . .Schubert
Pension for Teachers.
The movement to pension ;;cho l
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JAP SPIES' WORK
Preparing Data on the Philip
pine Islands According
to an American.
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Little Brown Men, Ostensibly on Pros
pecting Tour, Perfect Code
A lady customer of ours had suffered
with tetter for two or three years. It
got so bad on her hands that she could
not attend to her household duties. One
box of Chamberlain's Salve cured her.
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CONSULT DR. WALSH FIRST.
He la the old reliable specialist, established In Davenport 12 years. Dur
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That the Philippines are the field 6f
operations of clever Japanese spies,
who are constantly acquiring data con
cerning the islands affairs in general
and the American situation In particu
lar. Is the assertion of J. W. ('line, a
native of Harrisonburg, Va., who ar
rived in New York recently from Ma
nila after completing three years as an
educator at Aparri, 3."0 miles north of
Manila, says the New York Herald.
The last year of Mr. Cline's service
was as supervisor of school districts.
This placed him directly in touch with
the natives and afforded him an ex
cellent opportunity to study conditions
at close range.
Mr. Cllne tells of the discovery by
Inspector Jlmenes of the United States
service that a party of mysterious Jap
anese were signaling across the strait
to Formosa, which is a Japanese pos
session. Ostensibly they were prospecting.
They were watched closely, however,
and Inspector Jimenes questioned them
nud persons with whom they had talk
ed. They Intimated that they were
merely looking over the country to see
what it was capable of in the agricul
tural line. Not swallowing their story
without the usual grain of salt, the In
spector decided to maintain a close
One morning he discovered that the
Japanese bud vanished. He found that
they had slipped aboard the steamer
for Santo Domingo da llosea. He fol
lowed overland, and when he made
that town he learned that they had as
cended a high mountain nt the north
erly extremity, a veritable natural sig
nal station, and were signaling to For
mosa. This is but one of many similar in
stances which carefully have lieen re
corded in fieneral Leonard Wood's big
book at Manila, perhaps for future ref
erence. "That the Japanese contemplate pos
session of the Philippines at a period
perhaps not so remote as may general
ly be supposed is common belief among
Americans at Manila and all other
places." said Mr. Cllne. "The under
current of independence sentiment is
strong, and only the closest observa
tion and sternly repressive measures
keep the situation In band. The Phil
ippine natives never will abandon their
cherished sentiment of ultimate free
dom. And it Is upon this knowledge,
which, by the way. Is encouraged by
the yellow race, that Japan relies
"A .Tnpanese protectorate, if not ab
solute possession, is the first aim of
the Japanese, according to deduction
and belief among Americans who think
nod confess honest thought.
A inerlciinx Are I.envlniK.
"That trouble Is coming Is felt by
most Americans there, and there are
more persons coming home than are
goinc out. Really nn American civil
evacuation may be said to have leirnn.
"(no prominent Filipino, Dominador
Gomez, a leadincr politician, who has
not yet been arrested nor In any way
molested, a few weeks ago publicly
said. "In case of war between the
United States and Japan the Filipinos
will not assist the United States.'
'The Americans have treated the
orientals too well. The orientals are
egotists to the last degree, and because
of American courtesies nnd kindness
we have come to be regarded as 'easy
"We heard much of the San Francis
co affair, and army men look grave
when discussing it. That the Japanese
are magnifying things which occiden
tals would consider trivial Is admitted
by all, and the sentiment Is that Ja
pan, ready at this moment for war, is
nagging and whining and worrying the
United States, planning to evoke hostilities.
"Do not place too much credence in
oriental diplomacy. They are mild.
wait, watch, salaam and are kind, but
when the moment comes, when you
are unaware, the blow will fall with
suddenness. Things in the orient must
be directed with caution and firmness
if war with Japan is to be avoided."
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CHANGE THE PLAN
Run Hotels on European Meth
od, Not American, McHugh's
Advice to Delegates.
SPEAKER AT DES MOINES
Rock Islander Tells Members of North
western Association How to Bet
ter Public Service.
Novel Contest For a Wife.
William A. Kirby of Trappe, Ind.,
has been building a fine new residence
and has decided upon a novel rrjethod
of providing a mistress for it, says an
Easton (Md.) dispatch to the Philadel
phia Inquirer. When it Is finished he
Is to give a big house warming, which
has been arranged for the Fourth of
Julv. On this occasion. It is said, at
the suggestion of the girls themselves,
he will Invite all the young women of
Trappe to enjoy his hospitality, and the
one who behaves the best and proves
the most charming Is to be his bride.
The builders and decorators have prom
ised to have everything ready for the
glorious day, and the neighbors have
promised to provide the fireworks. Mr.
Kirby will supply the refreshments
and entertainment, and as all the girls
bt Trappe are among the prettiest In
Maryland there promises to be a very
lively contest for husband and home.
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Des Moines, June ''T. (Argus Spe
cial.l Charles Mcllugh of Kock Island
was one of the loading speakers at the
annual meeting of the Northwester"!
Hotel Men's association yesterday af
ternoon. The meeting was largely at
tended, delegates being present from
Iowa. Nebraska. Minnesota, ami North
and South Dakola. Mr. Mrllugh argued
for the general adoption of the European
plan in place of the American plan, which
still prevails in most hotels in the
smaller cities of the west. In other
words, ho held that 1 he equitable plan
is best, both from ilie standpoint of the
hotel man and the public. He said:
"Mr. President and (lonllcmt n of tho
Northwestern Hotel Men's associat ion "
The subject assigned to me by yo.ir
president, .iy r..pci unco witn a
Series of Hotels." is one that I thinU
should have properly been assigned to
our mutual friend. Koine Miller, as I
believe his experience has been far
more extensive than mine, and ho.
therefore, would have been better
qualified to do the subject justice.
However, having promised your prev
dent that I would write a paper on
my experience with a few hotels, 1
will be as brief as possible.
My hotel career began 2T years ac;i
on the bell stand at the Harper hous .
at the age of 17. Men Harper was
then the owner and proprietor of that
hotel, which was known at that time
as fine of the best hotels in the west.
Mr. Harper was a thorough hotel
and all around business man. and to
him I feel that I owe what little suc
cess I have achieved, more than to
any other man.
After I hail served my apprentice
ship of two yean; as hell boy, Mr. liar
per conceived the idea that he could
make a clerk out of me, and gave nv:
a trial, i ne trial lasted nine years.
During the period of my clerkship
I learned that the hotel business was
fairly profitable, and it occurred to me
that I would some day li!:e to see mv
name on some hotel stationery a;
manager or proprietor. The idea seem
ed never to vanish from my mind.
In 1 SIt Mr. Harper died, and the man
agement of the Harper was turned
over to Mr Harper's son. and a few
months later was leased to .1. E. Mont
rose for a term of ten years. Mr.
Montrose conducted the Harper up to
May, 1895, when the writer purchased
a half interest in the Harper House
company, and has been in the busi
ness since that date. Two years later
Mr. Montrose and myself purchase. I
the lease and furnishings of the Na
tional hotel of Peoria. Four years
ago we secured a lease on the Rock
Island house, and two years a";o a
lease on the Hotel Montrose at Ceda.
Rapids. "In addition to the above hotels, I
have been indirectly connected wi'.h
the Hotel Antlers of Taylorville. Ill
and also the New Colonial at Mon
mouth, III. My connection with these
hotels, however, has been in the inter
est of my sister, Mrs. Eraser, and he
More the Better.
"From 1S96 to 102 Mrs. Fraser and
her sons managed the Black Haw!:
Watch Tower, Kock Island, of which
I was lessee.
"My experience with the above ho
tels so far has led me to believe that
one prison or company can conduct
a hundred hotels or more as success
fully as one, if the same sound busi
ness methods are employed with tho
hundred that ought to be used in tho
management of a single hotel. In mv
opinion, it requires thorough organi
za'ion. St led good managers, allow
them to select tlitir heads lor the
vaiions departments and your manag
er will j;ive tho subordinates to un
derstand that p. suits are what are ex
pected, and if l hey are unable to make
the proper showing, you must make a
change. I have always believed in t li .
promotion of employes, rather than till
ing positions with outsiders. (live voir
employes to understand that you wain
to psoinoto them just as fast as they
aie qualified, and I believe you will se
cure better service when that incentive
is held out to them.
"In conducting several hotels we find
that in making purchases of a great manv
supplies, we can secure better prices
by buying in larger quantities, and dis
tributing them to each house as net-led.
This is quite an item in saving, es
pecially where houses are located as
our two houses are in Rock Island. In
this instance, will say, as these hotel ?
'are only two squares apart, it enables
us to supply both houses from one
store loom and wine room, and one
bake shop also supplies both house.
Another advantage one hotel is to the
other, is the matter of help. In case of
banquets, or when you are long on help
at one place and short at the othe-,
they can be switched back and forth.
"When conducting hotels located in
different cities, our experience has been
that one hotel will materially assist the
other in sending new guests to our oth
er hotels, that have been satisfied with
accommodations on first visit . though
in some instances we have had 1 he
opposite effect, when, for instance, a
guest on the first trial of our houses
is not satisfied with his room, the price,
or the color of the chambermaid's hair.
showing an increase each month. I
earnestly hope that I may be spared to
sie the day that every hotel in the
I'nited States will be conducted mi
what I believe should be termed
'Equitable plan' instead of 'European.'
"In every other country in the world
small towns as well as liie cities, the
hotels are all conducted on the a
carte plan, and 1 can see no reason
why we should not conduct our hotels
in the same- manner. Tlio-e who l 'I
you they like the American plan best,
arc, as a rule, people who are lookin;;
for two dollars' worth for a dollar. t
in some instances they have perhaps
never been outside ol the tdaie they
live in. and have never been patron
of European plan hotels.
"it is about thirty ears since the
best hotels in New York land I i li ink
ou will agree with me that they atv
the best in the country! began chair-ring
to the Europt an plan, ami today
praciically every hotel in that city has
changed to that plan and nearly every
other large city has followed suit.
"The argument is olten made that
you cannot run a European plan hotel
in a small city. I have always con
tended that this is an erroneous idea.
If a hotel is poorly managed on the
Ann rican plan, it will of course be bad
ly managed on tin; European plan, and
I can see no good reason why it can
not be conducted as well on one plan
as the tit her.
"In conclusion. I wish to impress o.
the minds of the members of the asso
ciation, the importance of studying th?
European plan of conducting our hotels
if you are now running on the Amer
ican plant, ami let u.; do what we ca-.i
to influence others to adopt the plan,
so that we will all be on the same
"Times and conditions in every line
ef business are changing, and wh.
should not hotel nu n join the proces
sion "I am indebted to your president fo."
the opportunity of presenting my
iews to you gentlemen, ami trust that
a lecital of my ep riences may be of
some benefit to the members of the association."
ill the news all the time Tho Argus
leaves in disgust, swearing that ho
will put us out of business, and so on.
That guest will probably aVoid our oth
er hotels, thinking that in so doing he
is getting even for some real or imag
inary wrong that he has been sub
"On several occasions I have known
guests to complain of some mistreat
ment at one of our houses, and go t )
another, not knowing that both houses
were under the same management, and
that it made no difference to us which
place we get their money.
"When we leased the Rock Island
house it was operated on the American
plan, with dining room and kitchen on
the second floor. We at once changed
it to tho European plan, placing th
kitchen and cafe on the first floor.
This change proved a success from the
first day the change was made, and has
since steadily increased.
"A little over a year ago we changed,
the Harper house from the American
to the European plan. At the time, 1
confess. I was somewhat skeptical about
the result, for the reason that the ar
rangement of the hotel was such that
we could not arrange for the cafe on
the first floor.
"It required just six months to de
termine that we were up against a bar I
proposition. We found that the fel
lows who wanted, and were getting,
three dollars for two, were finding i!
convenient to lass up fhe Harper, so
we were compelled to go back to the
European plan. However, we decided
to do all we could in the matter of ed
ucation (ami I believe it is merely a
matter of education as to which plan
people generally will like when both
plans are given a fair trial), so we con
tinued our cafe, and we are pleased
with the results, and note that there is
a steady Increase in our cafe trade.
from about 15 per cent eight month.-:
ago to about 25 per cent at that time.
"At the Montrose the cafe trade will
! average about 5 per cent, and it is also
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