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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 25, 1908
Augustana and Carthage Col
leges Join in Celebration of
His 62nd Birthday. ,
IS SURPRISED AT HIS HOME
Students Throng Residence and Ex
tend Congratulations Has
Served for 20 Years, x
Edward fry Hart holo mew.
Students and Alumni,
of Twenty Yearn"
This is the inscription engraved on
a handsome gold medal presented to
Dr. E. F. Bartholomew last night by
etudents and alumni of Augustana col
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DR. El F. BARTHOLOMEW, . , :
Honored by .AiiguKtana anil Carthage CoUt'ges on C2nd Birthday.
lege as a token of the esteem and ap-
precial'ou with which his 20 years'
continuous service Is held by his pres
ent and former pupils. The occasion
was Dr. Bartholomew's C2nd birthday
anniversary. In addition to the medal,
Dr. Bartholomew was given a purse of
Medal Itouutiftil Work of Art.
1 The medal is a beautiful piece of
work, consisting of the medal proper
suspended from a bar on which are
engraved the dates 1888-1908. The
pendant is surrounded by an olive
wreath inclosing a blue enameled rim
on which in gold letters is the inscrip
tion, "Augustana College and Theo
logical Seminary, Illinois." Within
the rim on a gold field is the raided
Image of an open book, with the in
scription in Latin, "The Holy Scrip
tures, the Only True Faith." Above
the book is a triangle in white enamel
in relief, and within the triangle is an
eye from which radiate fays. The
idea' is symbolic, the triangle repre
senting the Trinity, the eye the all
' seeing Providence, and the i ays knowl
edge and light.
The decoration came In the nature
of a surprise to Dr. Bartholomew, who
was not aware of what was transpiring
until his home was surrounded last
night by students, who carried it by
storm. , ..
, - Dr, ABdreen' Greeting.
Dr. Gustav Andreen, president of
the college;' tr.sented the medal and
spoke in behalf of the faculty. He
Fgld in part: '
"It is indeed a house-warming which
the boys and girls of Augustana wish
to give you tonight, but they would
also warm your heart. There are hun
dreds of ' men and women out in the
world today who remember you for
what they have received from you, for
the influence which you have exerted
' over them here, the value of which
they are learning to appreciate more
. and more. For 20 years you have la
bored with and among us, making your
influence felt npt only in the class
room, but in all matters pertaining to
our dear Augustana. The rest of us
who are connected with you in the
work have learned to love you, and I
feel that it is- a privilege in behalf of
the faculty to extend to you their
heartiest congratulations on this your
62nd birthday anniversary.
"We look with reverence on your
gray Lairs, hut with your increasing
years God has given you health and
strength to continue your labor among
us. God grant that you may long live
to continue your work and exert your
influence, "and may--you feel that the
years that have gone have been filled
with blessedness." ,
j . Many Congratulation.
Following Dr. Andreen's presenta
tion speech, Isadore Broman spoke In
behalf of the students, expressing the
deep affection felt by the entire stu
dent body and the great appreciation
with which they regard Dr. Bartholo
mew's work. ' - ,
Dr. V. H. Blancke, president of the
Davenport Civic federation, who was a
pupil under Dr.. Bartholomew Jwhen
the latter was president of Carthage
college, spoke in oehalf of the Carth
age alumni, and presented Dr. Barthol
omew with- 53 congratulatory letters
and telegrams from prominent men
throughout the country, former Carth
age students. Among these were
greetings from Judge-T. J. Scofield of
Chicago; Judge M. tJ. Wolfersberger
Sterling, III.; Judge Frank Helsell,
Sioux Rapids, Iowa; Dr. C. L. Ferris,
Carthage; Professor Ferdinand Stan
ford of Leland Stanford univetsity,
California; 'President M, G. Bohr
baugh ot Omaha college;. Dr. F. rW.
Martin, Randolph-Macon university,
Virginia; Ralph Waldo Trine, author
of "In Tune with the Infinite,'' and
Professor W. K. Hill, dean of Carthage
"These are eloquent tokens and tes
timonials that you have not labored
in vain," said Dr. Blancke" in present
ing the greetings.
Dr. Bartholomew Henpond. r
"I wish I had mastery of words Jtq
do justice to the occasion," said Dr.
Bartholomew, in replying to the
speeches. "I cannot begin to tell you
in a flatteriu? manner how this touch
es my heart you must take much for
granted. I have always felt that my
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Taf t Breaking
(Special Washington Correspondence of
One of the c-uriouj features o ueiV3
gathering in Washington is the rapid
ity with 'which a stjry, at first 'merely
hinted at, passes quickly from the
realm of rumor to the point of publi
cation. A few days ago 'it was ' ru
mored that the facts concerning the
euormous expenditures of money belug
made to secure the nomination for the
presidency -of Secretary Taft were like
ly to be made the subject of investiga
tion by a widely circulated weekly pa
per. With in .forty-eight hours the story
of the Taft Hnoney campaign was told
in full in a New York newspaper. .
Secretary Taft is fortunate iu having
a brother who is enormously rich, who
attained his fortuue partly through
marriage ,aud partly because -of a
shrewd combination of politics and
business and the successful manipula
tion of public service franchises in Cin
cinnati. Two weeks ago people in
Washington who professed .to know
told me that the Taft campaign for the
nomination was costing in the neigh
borhood of $S0f.000. The investigators
for the New York paper, proceeding
along, as I have reason to know, entire
ly distinct lines, fix it at $750,000. This,
be it known, is the expenditure up to
date, yet the real work of controlling
a convention has only just begun.
While there have been men traveling
all over the United States in the In
terest of Taft, while he has had head
quarters in Washington 'and fu Colum
bus, yet what has teen done up to the
present time does not represent half
the expenditure that will necessarily
have to be made if his brother Is to
buy the nomination for him. The con-:
ventlon is nearly three months off, and!
these three months will be- the time
that, if it does not try men's souls, will
try thelf pocketbooks.
Many reople on the Republican side
of the house and seuate think that Sec
retary Taft would have done better
to have made, his campaign without
this lavish expenditure of money. A
j Kentucky congressman living almost
. directly across the river from him said
to .me ..today-.that .two of ..the issues
The so-called "f t est toasted- V
coffee sold in a store lias not the
strength and aroma of Arbtickles'
Cer tifiedj "Coffees -sold only in
one potmd ; packages, four-fold
protected.' -: 4 f x r :-
MILL STORE REBUILT
AND MUCH EXTENDED
West End Mercantile Establishment
Introduces Number of Latest
The Mill Store, .at the corner of
Third street and Fourth avenue, has
undergone extensive remodeling dur
ing the last month and is about ready
to hold an opening, at which time the
departments will all -be open to in
spection by the public. The improve
ments which the store has added will
make it- one of the most up-to-date in
the city. It will embody features
which few others have.
The store now has five departments,
shoes,.' mea'a furnishings, dry goods,
hardware, arid groceries. A checking
U"oom is one of the innovations. Sep
arate stalls in this room are used for
different orders as they are put up,
and they are then checked off as they
go into the delivery baskets. . Proba
bly the biggest feature is the cold
storage room and the Ice box without
ice. 'This is kept cool with the cold
air from a cooling plant.
An office has been placed In a bal
cony which has been added to the
store, and a six-car air line connects
this with different parts. There are
a number of special rooms used for
storing the goods of the different de
partments. It Is the intention of 'W. H. Thorns,
the manager, to have an opening the
latter part of the week. He is secur
ing the services of several deraonstra-1
tors who will exhibit goods, and a
five-piece orchestra will furnish music.
throne is the teacher's chair, my
crown ever being my. pupils. They
are dearer. and more precious than all
the gems of the world honest, true,
and sympathetic souls which I, in part,
have tried to molC.
"As for this token. I wear it nearest
my heart with all pride in honor of
the boys and girls who have given it.
I" is indeed cheering and encouraging
to feel that ones efforts are not with
out avail, and I hope and pray that
the influences which are 'started aere
may like a torrent flow, on and in
crease in volume, bestowing blessing
After the speeches, the college song,
"Should . Auld Acquaintance Be For
got," was sung by the assemblage and
the college yell was given on depart
ing. In Prominent Educator.
Dr. Bartholomew is one of the best
known and most prominent educators
of the state. He has devoted his en
tire life to educational work. - Born
in Sunbury, Pa., March 24, 1846, he
received his early education m Free
burg Academy and Missionary Insti
tute, Selinsgrove, Pa. He took his
A. B. and A. M. degree in Pennsyl
vania college and then went abroad,
All Campaign Expense Records
likely to le raised against Taft are his
apparent neglect of the duties of his
office while traveling all over the Unit
ed States In the Interests of his can
didacy and the lavish use of money to
force his nomination upon an unwill
ing party. At present Secretary Taft
says nothing In answer to any criti
cism, but if he shall be nominated he
will have to explain whence came the
money that paid for his extravagant
campaign and how he was able to se
cure from a civil service reform presi
dent the leisure to go to' all parts, of
the world for self advertisement and
Dodging Free Paper.
The newspaper publishers and own
ers of the United States who have been
pleading with this congress for relief
against the extortious of the paper
trust will no doubt shout with joy
when they learn that the Republican
majority has agreed to put an item in
the agricultural appropriation bill for
their benefit. The huge sum of $10,000
Is to be asked for the investigation )f
new substances from which paper may
I happen to know the proprietors of
three or four different newspapers of
circulations ranging from 15,000 to 23,
000 daily who say that the recent in
crease iu the price of paper has cut
down their net earnings from $15,000
to $20,000 annually. . You can Imagine
what it must have meaut to papers
like the Chicago Tribune, the New
York World and the Philadelphia North
American, with five times that circula
tion.' The Newspaper -Publishers' associa
tion asked that print paper and the
raw materials necessary for the manu
facture of print paper should be ad
mitted to this country free of duty.
They sent a committee to interview
President Roosevelt on the subject,
and he tossed' them a wilted bouquet
by saying in "his next message that
this should lie done In order to protect
our forests. The' Republican congress,
or, rather, the five men whoruri.lt, de
cided, however, that to touch the fffrlfl.
on paper or on wood pulp would be to.
open the tariff question. Therefore
nothing is to be done, on the -subject
studying to "the University of Berlin,
Lelpsig and Halle. He received the
degree of D. D. from. Carthage college
In 1881 and the 6 agree of Ph. D. from
Augustana In 1896. He was ordained
a minister of the Lutheran Church in
1875. ;. .
. Dr. Bartholomew was professor of
natural science at Carthage college
from 1874 to 1883. He was professor
of English literature at Mount Morris
college during 1883-84. He was
elected president of Carthage college
in 1884, a position he held until 1887,
when he accepted the position as pro
fessor of English literature and philos
ophy at Augustana. He has occupied
this chair continuously for the last
' I an Author.
Dr. Bartholomew is also an author
of wide reputation. Among his works
are "Outlines of English Literature,'
Relation of Psychology to Music,"
"Christ, the Discoverer .of the Indi
vldual," "Head, Heart and Hand."
"Economy of Power" and "Rational
Musical Pedagogy." ;
In Field of Mualc.
As some of these titles suggest, Dr.
Bartholomew has written and studied
much on music. Until recently he
was editor of "Musical Profession,"
a monthly , musical magazine, the offi
cial organ o2 the International Society
of Pianoforte Teachers and Players,
of which organization he was also
president. Dr. Bartholomew is also
a frequent contributor to other niaga
zines on literary, philosophical and
TESTING PUPILS' FIRE DRILL
Superintendent Hayden and Chief
Hastings Visit' Schools.
Superintendent H. B. Hayden of the
city schools and Chief C N. Hastings
of the fire department are this after
noon making a tour -of the grammar
schools of the city for the purpose of
testing the proficiency of the pupils
in the fire drill. The drill is prac
ticed regularly in all schools.
Ucal Lodge, Attention.
Members of Ucai lodge COS, I. O. O.
F., are requested to be at meeting
Thursday evening, March 26, to make
arrangements to attend the fiyieral of
deceased Brother J. L. Adams, whose
late home is at 1923 Summit avenue,
Davenport. Funeral Friday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from .ne late home. Bur
ial at Oakdale, Davenport. Brother
Adams has been a member for 30
years. FREDC. SCHNITZGER,
S. R. Wright, Secretary.
The Best by Test.
Gilmore's hams are a delight.
Try them once you'll .find them
Smoked with greenest hickory wood
Sugar cured they must be good.
The1 only government inspected
marke in the city. -
except the. appropriation of $10,000 tc
Becure information which will be qult;
as valuable to the paper trust as 1
will be to the newsnarters now ground
under the heavy heel of that trust.
What are the Republican papers re
sponsible for the president who be
trayed them and for the congress
which. Ignored them going to do nboul
Yachts, Private and Public.
A New York newspaper the other
day printed half a page of pictures of
steam yachts owned by millionaires ol
that city that were offered for sale
because of the financial stringency now
existing. They are beautiful big ship1',
two or three of them requiring
crews of from thirty-eight to fifty men
exclusive of officers, and all employed
for the comfort and luxury of one man
nd his guests. They are bigger than
the caravels with which Columbus ns-
covered America or the tship with
which Commodore Perry opened Japan
to western civilization, but they are
nothing more than floating pleasure
If President Roosevelt had done noth
in g worse than to cause a panic which
compelled the millionaire owners of
steam yachts to throw them on the
market nothing could be said against
his . policies. The trouble is that the
same policy adopted by the Republican
party which impels Mr. Vauderbllt to
sell his yacht cuts Tom and Jim and
Jerry out 'of 'Jobs. Meanwhile the
president suffers not in the slightest
degree. His salary and allowances,
which in all exceed $.'!00,000 a year,
continue without reduction. And one
of his two- yachts, the Mayflower, is
even now on a voyage from Hampton
Roads to Vicksburg, Miss., nearly 2.000
miles, tot the purpose of taking Mrs.
Roosevelt and a few friends to New
Orleans, a distance of barely 200 miles.
Time was when a president of the
United States who Tised navy vessels
even for his own carriage up and down
the Potomac was not merely ridiculed,
but denounced. Today when the presi
dent himself goes nothing smaller than
a battleship with two cruisers In at
tendance will sere him. The presiden
tial yachts are ordinarily useful only
for the women and children of the
Roosevelt familv. '',
Expenses of War and of Peace.
- Naval circle In Washington are in
terested In the reports that coine here
concerning what seems to be an effort
of Emperor William to check the rival-j
ry of nations (in naval expenditures.
Of course every one remembers that
the'.. 'first .'news, of Emperor "William's
entrance upon this cause came when a
letter from him to Lord Tweedmouth
was given a limited publicity in Eng
land. - More '." recently " It . was gossip
n i i i j-v ii r-k i mm i x (,- a ici
05 tii iJiFtk Dltei..!
L S3 r iv
about" the Army anfl Navy club Here
and the various legations that a like
letter had been sent by the kaiser to
a distinguished Italian statesman.
Gossip has it that other letters of the
same sort are out.
' Of course the professional navy man
insists that the reason for the em
peror's interest in limiting, sea arma
ment is due to the fact that Germany
is not well fitted to become a naval
power. Her harbors are few, her peo
ple not maritime. But all the same
her navy is either the second or the
third In the. world. Her merchant
marine is easily second, and in one line
of ships, the Hauiburg-Anieik-au. she
has the greatest fleet of merchant ves
sels afloat. If EmiKror William Is
diplomatically trying to reduce ex
penditures for war vessels, he cannot
jie charged with doing it through fear
or for personal reasons only.
Few pestle understand how great
are the expenditures made by congress
either in payment for past wars or In
preparation for future and possibly
imaginary wars. Today out of the rev
enues of the nation more than G5 ier
cent goes to pensions, to the army and
the navy and for -new naval construc
tion. Mr. Roosevelt has asked for four
battleships this year. His request is
not going to be acceded to, but if it
were it would mean an appropriation
of easily ?r.0.000.000. Understand that
this is merely for new construction,
for battleships only, eliminating cruis
ers, torpedo boats and the submarines
which are just at present the source
of much scandal in congress. If one
tenth of the money spent in paying the
cost of past wars and In preparing flr
others, which all hope will never be
declared, could be used in developing
our waterways, in digging canaR in
preserving forests and mineral lands,
the country and its peopie'would be so
prosperous that if a foreign danger
should threaten it it would be better
able to meet the emergency.
The least estimate of the appropria
tions of this session of congress Is
$900,000,000. That is the money which
will be appropriated in a six months'
session just Jfcfore a presidential elec
tion, a time when the politicians of the
majority party are trying ;ery hard to
be economical. ' That means, roughly
speaking, $12 for every man, woman
and child in the United States," Chil
dren don't pay taxes. Their parents
must pay them for them,' for of course
this money must in some way be
found. Statisticians estimate the aver
age family as being made up of liva
people. That means that this sis
months congress will eost,the average
man $00. Is there not reason why he
should interest himself in securing a
co.igress which will reduce taxation,
even If it reduces the spectacular fea
tures of the army and navy iu so do
ing? Tariff Reform In the House.
Now, this Is the cheerful agreement
by which the Republicans of the hous
hope to humbug the tariff reformers of
the nation. Moreover, it Is the shrewd
plan by which the stand patters in the
same party are going to try to keep
their tariff revision brethren In line.
The plan la to authorize the commit
tee on ways and means, which Is of
course the committee in charge of tar
iff schedules, to sit during the coming
summer, taking testimony and gather
iDg data with a view to tarUT revision
after the next Inatigurat'fni. The chair
man of that committee is Sereno Payne
of New York. Its most powerful mem
ber Is Dalzell of Pennsylvania, high
priest of protection. All the. other Re
publican members down to Nick' Long
worth of4 Ohio are avowed high tariff
men and" stand patters. The seven
Democrats, headed by Champ Clark,
could do nothing to. secure even fair
hearings. Of course the scheme is sim
ply to offer an excuse for putting, off
any tariff legislation .until after elec
tion. That postponement will be made
with or without any excuse. But if
this plan shall be adopted no citizen o
the United States who is restive nude;.
tariff taxation need look upon It as
other than a cheap subterfuge.
Washington, D. C.
WILUS J. ABBOTT.-
" Best Healer in the World. ' ' ;
Rev. F. Starblrd of East Richmond.
.S&ine, says: "I have used Bucklen's
Arnica Salve for several years, on my
old armyjvound, and other bbstinate
sores, and find it the best healer in
the world. I use-it too with great suc
cess in my-veterinary business." Price
25 cents at an druggists. ' -
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Notice is hereby given that on Tues
day, the seventh day of April, A. D.
!90S, in the city of Rock Island Illi
nois, an election will be held for the
following officers to-wit:
One alderman in Ihe First ward for
One alderman iu the Second ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Third ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Fourth ward
Tor two years.
One alderman in the Fifth ward for
One alderman in the Sixth ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Seveuth ward
for two years.
One assessor for one year.
One collector for one year.
One supervisor for two years.
Three assistant supervisors for two
One constable to fill vacancy.
Qnrntlonit of Public I'oliry.
Shall this city become anti-saloon
Proposition as to the annexation to
the city of Rock Island, 111., of a por
ti6n of South Rock Island.
Which election will be open at 7
o'clock In the morning and continue
open until 5 o'clock in the afternoon
of that day. ..
Places of registration and voting
will be as follows:
First ward, first precinct No. 413
First ward, second precinct No. COO
Second ward, first precinct No. 1014
Second ward, second precinct
Barn, No., 919 Sixth avenue.
Third ward, ( first precinct County
jail. Third avenue and Fourteenth
Third ward, second precinct, H22
Seventh avenue. i
Third ward, third precinct, Ullemey
er's drug store, corner Eleventh ave
nue and Fifteenth street.
Fourth ward, first precinct Frick's
livery, No. 1914 Third avenue.
Fourth ward, second precinct M.
Levy's carriage house, Nineteenth
street, between Sixth and Seventh av
enues. ( Fifth ward, first precinct' Hose
house on Twenty-second street.
13 ew wan raper
'Our stock this season Is lurhe and includes the latest and best styles,
is thoroughly up to date in every respect.
Parlor Paper, in beautiful two tone effects; rich embossed gold, non
fading and' Duplex paper, equal to the imported,'- at one half the
Rich Tapestry Papers for parlors, sitting and dining rooms, etc.
We are showing a line of pretty Bedroom Papers, plain and floral
stripes; chintz and two-tone, with and without borders, dainty ceil
ings to suit, ranging in price from 5 to 25 cents. ,
Kitchen Paper, 5 cents a roll and up. Border by the roll. Same
price as wall paper.
Bargains in small lots or. last year's patterns, half price and less.
Prospective purchasers are cordially invited to inspect our offering,
which can be done without incurring any obligation to purchase, or,
if preferred, sample can be inspected in 'your home on the receipt
of -request by phone or postal card.
The mechanical department Is in charge of James . Shorn, an ex
perienced decorator, who will give prompt attention to the wants of
our patron's. .
Pictures and Frames: A fine line can be shown.' Anyone visiting this
, department will be quick to recognize our fine bargain oft' ngs.
New mouldings Padded from time to time. This department. wi?i be In
charge of an expert workman.
A. W; GR
1719 Second Avenue,
Fifth ward, second precinct
Schmidt's grocery, No. 823 Twentieth
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth street.
Sixth ward, second precinct A. J.
Reiss barn, No. 709 Twenty seventh
Seventh ward, first precinct Nq.
ill 10 Fifth avenue.
'Seventh ward, second precinct Pe
terson's carpenter shop, No. 510 For
ty fifth street.
Seventh ward, third precinct Al
bert Olson's ham, Forty-fourth street,
between Seventh and EiglKh avenues.
M. T. RUDGREN,
City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island, 111., March 7, 190S.
AM OR OU
Tin: i:4M.isii iiEMi:nv.
Is friiar:Mit-fi umlvr the t'ui-t- I true;
Act. S.-rii-s No.- 43t. A pfiwerrul r--construotivi-
tonic and tissue biillt-r.
Absolutely IiarniU-ss. No l;id after
tffc-i-ls. Non-Alcoholic. Curvs 1--,
pr.-ss-d Nerves. Anaemia, HVsteria.
Weak Circulation, (iener.il ItehllUv.
anl luiilil.s up the entire systen-.
l!c-st spring medicine. Trv it!
at all ;toi nitre; storks.
Free sample on application to
I'KW l)lt a o I'ui'nrtrlpMa. Pa.
Sold anil llrnimmraM by V. II.
' T nomax.
B Pianos, Horses,
J " r -w .
Call, write or phone.
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
Piplf National flunk bnlldlna
Itoitm 411. ItiN-k Island. IU.
Trlrphune. M wr.t Vl'i.
Ofllce liuurM, N a. m. to m. m.
UMn V-!ncday and Saturday Q
eveuluxa to V p. iu. Q
Rock Island, III.