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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1900.
coPYRtcirr. isoe. . by American press association
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'bCe very nfgbt they're coming borne
Cbelr faces veUl appear
Once more around tbe ulttidt feast.
Our sens and daughters dear.
Chen there'll be all the babfes, too,
"Co jolt upon my knee
Hnd mzhc our big, old fashioned bouse
H scene of revelry.
'7be hemlock vrrcalhs bang on the wall.
' Chat spriy of mistletoe
Rccalio, eld dear, our sparhlng days,
-Tome fifty years ago,
t;; :n f;?3t I hi'oscd you underneath
Chi boub of fateful pearls.
I zzm tc gcc you once again,
Che c-vrsctcst of all girls.
'TBarbe pantry shelves are loaded down
Httb every hind of cake
Hnd pfes of m(nce and pumpkin such
He only you can make.
Beyond tbe close shut parlor door
Hn angel bright and fair
Is looking down upon a tree
Chat stands all ready there.
Put up your knitting, mother, dear.
Cbe tinkle of the bells
Heroes tbe snow clad upper road
In welcome warning swells,
for here are Dick and 7ack and Ttess
Hnd JWolly, om and Sue
Hnd all the merry, dimpled, cute.
Mischievous youngsters too 1
trfes as well as our own and will co
operate with the commission in devis
ing a banking system more worthy of
America's position - in the world and
better adapted for the successful utili
zation of her great resources.
STUDENT THEATER FOR YALE.
Receipts From Dramatic Association's
Tour Will Go to Fund.
Tale university is to have a fully
equipped theater, to be used for per
formances given by tbe students and
by professional companies especially
invited to appear before the univer
sity. Profits from the performances
of Dion Boucieault's comedy, "London
Assurance," which will be . given by
the Yale Dramatic association at the
Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in New York,
on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 3 and 4,
will be devoted to the theater fund.
The sum raised already amounts to
$8,500. It is expected that part f the
receipts from annual tours of the Yale
Glee, Banjo and Mandolin clubs will
be paid into the fund.
Preliminary plans for Yale's theater
are for a structure seating 1.40O peo
ple, with completely equipped stage,
club and library rooms for the Dra
matic association, musical clubs and
the Yale orchestra. ITere the two pro
ductions of English plays each year
and those of French, Spanish and Ger
man plays will be given.
It has been suggested that Yale name
Its theater after William Dunlap, New
York's famous early dramatist and
manager and founder of the new Yale
Academy of Design.
TRIBUTE TO LEOPOLD.
6enator Winer Says Belgium's Late
King Was Greatly Misunderstood.
One of the most powerful men In
Belgium, one who knew King Leopold
better than any other, is Senator Winer,
the king's trusted friend and confiden
tial legal adviser. lie assisted Leopold
In drawing up the Kongo project and
probably will handle the disposition of
the king's fortune.
Senator Winer, speaking the other
night before his majesty's death, in
sisted that Leopold had been greatly
misunderstood by the world. He pic
tured the king's intense admiration for
the United States, which his majesty
was anxious to visit, but was prevent
ed from doing so by the Kongo criti
cism. However, the king had prevailed
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if there is a window open near your meter.
If your Gas Range does not burn right, it probably needs
cleaning take off the burners and clean them.
Remember in cooking with GAS that matches are cheaper
than gas peel the potatoes, then light the gas, that is the
most economical way. .
Do you need a GAS HEATER in that cold room or "bay
window" to help kill the chill.
- Are you getting all the light you should get from your gas
lights?. Use incandescent lamps bright, clear, clean and
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ered this a most useful preparation for
the future ruler of Belgium.
The king had a marked respect for
Theodore Roosevelt. He never liked
photographs around, but placed Presi
dent Roosevelt's autograph pictures in
his favorite office in the Brussels pal
ace beside those of Princess Clemen
tine and Prince Albert Continuing,
the senator said:
"The king has been a slave to work
and business. It is a fact that fifteen
minutes before the operation he dic
tated ..documents relating to certai-
THE BEST COUNTRY SCHOOL
Districts Consolidate In Magnolia Township, Putnam County.
:rcat clumps of trees and lawns and
i.-ia.-, of blue grass cover the 24-acre
t;:ur':3 o; the John Swaney consoli
t':cd crhool in Magnolia- township,
r'.nam county. Nothing but pictures
rr a personal visit could give one a
Trir idea of its beauty and enjoyment
r; : 1. education these grounds impart
i i'.iQ boys and girls who work and
There is a barn for 24 horses, the
janitor's house and a school garden
which the children kept up throughout
the summer vacation. Adjoining the
campus is the university soil experi-
; rnent field of six acres where the re
sults furnish the pupils a valuable ob
ject lesson, and nearby an abandoned
: school house which has been remodel
ed for a teachers' home, where the
; five teachers live and study and em-
: ploy a housekeeper. The campus was
donated by John Swaney.
A R-all- Ilural Illprti School.
A first-class accredited high school
i is one of the greatest features secured
i by this consolidation, and it is made
1 doubly valuable to the rural community
j by having agriculture, wood work and
i domestic science well taught. This Is
not a trade school, nor have industrial
, subjects over-balanced the others, for
j all the usual studies, even including
j Latin, are taught as in the best city
schools. Enough Is paid to secure the
best teachers $100 per month for the
principal and $65 for each of tbe four
; assistants. Village schools In the
j county pay men $75 to $100, and coun
itry schools about $60. Women get $45
I to $65 throughout the county.
; Tbe Attendaace and the Coat.
While the total number of children
of school age in the district is 92 by
the treasurer's record, the enrollment
last year was 10G and the average at
tendance 95. The enrollment so far
this school year is 100 and the average
attendance the first three months, 96.
I have trouble at some time or other
I with the stomach becoming weak.
the liver Inactive and the bowels
clogged, and it is at such times that
you'll appreciate the benefits from
a bottle of
Therefore get a bottle today and keep
,it handy for emergency, and if you'll
, take it promptly you can save much
j suffering. It is for Poor Appetite,
' Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Colds and
i Grippe. Get a free copy of our 1910
Almanac from druggist.
THE WONDERFUL WIRELESS
Upon request we will send a little book
let telling Just how the wireless works.
Everyone should leant about the wireless,
whicb is the momt mfcdul tn vent tea tbe world
. which offers
BOOKIJBT eerree aa opperttuntr toefetaiq
vrvh . weaim inronra imm earcnaee ef
ispes CoM Harvester Building,, CUcac.
Isn't that a good record? There are 18
tuition pupils (and many others may
come Jan. 1) paying $2.50 per month.
The total cost of running the school
the year of 190S-19i9 was $6.5!V) in
chiding $2,0O0 or more building tax.
When the wagons are run they cost
$720 per year. But this first-class
school requires a tax rate of $2.45 for
educational purposes and $1.20 for
building, while other village schools of
the county, not at all to be compared
with the John Swaney school, are pay
ing the following rates for education
and building: Granville, $2.50, $1; Hen
nepin, $2.50, 40 cents; Mark. $1.95,
$1.S2; McN'abb, $2.08. 96 cents. Of the
$12.CO0 indebtedness for the building,
$4,5C0 were paid by the tax of the first
two years, $1,200 by subscription and
$2,000 by tax last year; in all about
$7,700. The building debt will soon be
The Pour work Rooms.
Here in teaching the sciences they
are applied to the problems of the soil,
the crops, the cattle and the work
shop; to the food and furnishing and
health and work of the homes and are
thus far more interesting and useful to
the pupils. There is a well equipped
chemical laboratory and another for
the physical sciences. One of the
school rooms has two sewing ma
chines, a long sewing table, a large
oak-paneled cooking table with 12 gas
stoves upon it and locker and drawer
room below for all the utensils. A
manual training room with several
work benches is in the basement; al
so, a girl's play room. All equipment is
of the best quality and will be increas
ed to meet every practical need of the
Aneroibly Room aad Literary Society.
In addition to four school rooms,
there are two for offices and a library;
the latter contains a thousand volumes
besides many government reports, and
48 pigeon holes classified for the agri
cultural bulletins. The hat and cloak
hooks have inclosed shelves below
them for the dinner pails, and there
are closets and lavatories. In the
third story Is a large auditorium where
a literary society meets every other
Friday afternoon. It has a fine piano
and fixtures for indoor basketball.
The walls are hung with a moderate
number of really artistic and educativa
pictures. The building Is steam heated
and a gasoline plant furnishes gas for
lighting and for the kitchen stoves
and other laboratory purposes. An air
pressure system supplies running wat
er. AH of this right out in tie country!
Here is one school that gives the coun
try child equal opportunity with the
Preatleal Sterdy ef Aarrlenltiire.
The writer found 11 boys and two
girls gathered close around Principal
Irwin A. Madden's table, inspecting,
handling and talking about ten ears of
Reid's Yellow Dent corn it discover
the score card points. They were earn
estly gaming new facts needed In corn
growing. This class has made a col
lection of 60 kinds of seeds.
- Classes are taken to different farms
m the district to study cattle, horses.
sheep and swine, and the pupils ob
serve the feeding and care of certain
live stock at their homes," some boys
.making tests for themselves. Alfred
Wilson paid $30 for a Duroc Jersey
sow and cared for her and her six pigs.
Four of these sold at $20 each and
the mother for $27, the two pigs re
maining. His brother had a similar
experience with Poland Chinas. Three
families in the district test their cows
every six weeks, and Babcock testers
are borrowed for school work.
After a certain amount of chemistry
is learned it is applied to the study' of
soil fertility. The students analyze
standard soils amd soil samples from
their own farms to find the amount and
per cent of different plant foods con
tained. By the same methods they
discover how much nitrogen, phospho
rus or potassium is removed from the
soil by com. and other crops, and hdv
mnch of each can be restored by differ
ent manures and fertilizers. .
UIHm' Study Help Home Work.
Miss Belle Mclntyre teaches domes
tic science. The lesson was a review
upon bacteria as affecting the foods
and health of the home. As a result
of the sewing work last year the girls
are now making their own clothes, and
the school cooking has given them a
new interest In the home kitchen,
where they are using their knowledge.
In another part of the course the houso
is studied as to its finishing, furnish
ing, lighting, heating, plumbing; " its
convenience, economy, ' sanitation and
A fine school spirit exists among the
pupils. Discipline is an almost un
known problem there. The boys and
girls ask and answer questions freely
and frankly. This is a Quaker and
Grange community and many long
lives of rare character and clear sound
thinking have gone into the atmos
phere that created this school. Re
ported by Arthur J. Bill for Illinois
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LIBRARY OF BANKING.
Valuable Volumes to Be Published by
the Monetary Commission.
Information of unique value to the
financial world and to all students of
economics regarding the monetary and
banking systems of all the civilized
nations, including the United States,
will be made available during the com
ing year through a score or more of
rolumes prepared by the leading au
thorities In America, England and Eu
rope,, to be published under the aus
pices of the national monetary com.
mission. It will constitute a 4ibrary of
banking without parallel la the litera
ture of any country and will supply
what la at present practically an abso
lute lack of information in the English
language regarding the development
during recent years of the financial
systems of the world.
The commission as soon as practica
ble will print limited editions of the
various volumes and hopes that con
gress will authorize their general pub
lication and distribution and will pro
vide for their sale at moderate prices
through the superintendent of docu
ments. The commission urgently ex
presses tbe hope that bankers, business
men and financial students of every
Sort will take advantage of the oppor
tunity thus offered to study the con
ditions, a&d experiences oX other cou-
Daffy Down Dilly has come up to town,
In a fine petticoat and a green gown;
Starched is the petticoat, spick and span whiter
"Twasdoneup with Fels-Naptha, that's why
it's- so bright."
Did you ever look at a pipce of linen ,
under the magnifying glass?
Or any other kind of cloth?
You'd see a multitude of small threads
woven together with tiny open spaces be
tween. When soiled clothes are boiled, the dirt
is just softened, not loosened.
When you rub them on the wash
board, the soft dirt is partly rubbed into
the tiny spaces between the threads and you
might rub till Doomsday without getting
it all out.
That's why clothes washed in the boil
ing, hard-rubbing way are so often muddy
They're not wholly clean.
Fels-Naptha cleanses clothes perfectly
because it attacks the dirt and dissolves it
Breaks it up into particles' which are
easily rinsed out of the cloth meshes.
Fels-Naptha Soap does this in cool or
No boiling; no hard-rubbing; takes
less' than half the time of the old way.
Saves the clothes; saves fuel.
When you've once tried the
Fels-Naptha way of washing in the Winter
or Summer you' 11 never go' back to the
wash-boiler and hard rubbing.
'(Try it next washday.
Follow the easy directions printed on
.;. -red and green wrapper.
negotiations and Insisted before going
under chloroform upon correcting the
typewritten sheets. It was this mar
velous intellect and doggeduess which
conceived the Kongo project. Fie lost
money at first, but emerged rich.
"The whole trouble in the Kongo
was that tbe system was bad worse
than the king thought. The eternal
cry was rubber and yet more rubber,
and it must be remembered that the
military commanders In the Kongo had
tbe double capacity of soldier and mer
chant. They had to get rubber. Nev
ertheless many of the stories of abuses
are absolutely untrue."
The senator championed King Leo
pold as tbe great benefactor of Bel
gium. He bad developed cities and
erected monuments and public build
ings at bis own expense. He bad sup
ported architecture and advanced the
prosperity of the people.
BABY HEIR TO $75,000,000
John II. Mclican and T. F. Walsh
Grandfathers of Same Child.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. John
li. McLean and Thomas F. Walsh,
multi-millionaires, were made grand
fathers by the birth of a son to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Beale McLean, the
latter formerly Miss Evelyn Walsh.
The parents of tbe baby are the only
children of the multi-millionaire,
and the little newcomer thus Is heir
to the combined McLean and Walsh
fortunes. The wealth of McLean it
estimated at $25,000,000 and of w
Walsh at $50,000,000.
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Camille Van TIeghem to Louis Or
tell, sublot 7, subdivision lots 4 and C,
block 15, Spencer & Case's addition.
Rock Island, $1,500.
Katherine Muenster to Marguerite
Ristau, lots 5 and 6, block 64, Lower
addition. Rock Island, $1,400.
E. H. Guyer to John Chlllen, lot 15,
block 156, town of East Moline.
Hause & Thode to Gudmond Olsen,
lot 5, Long View Second addition, Rock
All the news all the time The
Specials for this Week
Eggs, per dozen 24c
Jersey Cream Flour, in
towel sacks $1.49
Clinton Soda and Oyster
Crackers, 2 lbs. for 15c
Calumet Baking Powder.
25c can for 1
Medium size Sweet Oranges,
at per do7.en 15c
Solid parked Pumpkins,
3 cans for 25c
Ginger Snaps. 2 lbs bc
Tomatoes, Corn and Peas,
3 cans for 25c
3 packages for 25c
Raisins and Currants,
3 packages for 25c
Egg Plums and Green
Gage, per can 12c
Black Walnuts, at
per peck 25o
611 Seventeenth Street.
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go empty simply because you are temporarily short
of money. Call on or write to us and we will loan
you $5, $10. $25, $50, or any amount that you may
need. We loan on furniture, pianos, teams, fixtures,
etc., without removal. All business is strictly confi
dential. We pay off loans and advance more money
at our low rates, and your payments will be so
small that you will not feel them.
$ MO is the weekly payment on a $25 loan for 50 wks
$1.20 in the weekly payment on a $.0 loan for 50 wks
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