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TTHE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1900.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Ctwades I" Iri i couMca.
Wednesday, December 22, 1909.
Play Santa ClauB to someone.
This is the season when the adver
tising merchant reaps his harvest.
' The belt line would be one of the
;best Christmas presents Rock Island
'could wish for.
All those who believe in Santa
Claus please rise. Contrary minded,
go "way back and sit down.
clamorers for public favors, one of the
most active and malign forces In na
tional affairs. The men at the top In
this business can not all have been of
ficials of that company; some of them
must have had high places In the serv
ice' of the republic. We are not par
ticularly anxious to see congress name
a committee- of investigation, though
we do not object to it.
There is another course of action
that will be simpler and twice as ef
fective. Let congress ' strike out 'of
the tariff law the differential on re
fined sugar, and it will accomplish
more for decency at once than we
should expect to see accomplished by
a dozen committees of inquiry. That
differential was put there and has
been kept there by the influence and
for the benefit of this same thieving
corporation which, not content with
stealing according to law, is now prov
ed to have been for years stealing also 7
against the law against the law which
is so largely of its own making.
. Attention is called to the alleged
l love of the new king of Belgium for
'hia wife.- It is so strong as to be al
'most a royal scandal.
What of the children of the poor?
Will Santa Claus be barred from their
'homes next Friday night? Not if the
good people of Rock Island can'help it.
This government Is not precisely on
a war footing with Nicaragua. Thus
far, in the absence cf a formal declara
tion by congress, it appears to be noth
ing more than a naval demonstration
In force on. the Caribbean sea.
The Oldest Officer of United States
Brigadier General Daniel H.
Rucker, retired, is not only the oldest
officer of the United States army, now
living, but also the oldest man that
has ever been in the military service
of this country.
He was two years old and able to
toddle about when the White house
was burned by the British troops in
the administration of President Madi
son. lie was seven years old when Flori
da was bought from Spain and added
to the union. He was eight years old
when -Maine (which up to that time
had been part of Massachusetts,
though not contiguous thereto) be
came a state. He was 33 years of
age whenjowa and Florida were ad
mitted to the union" as states.
The lapse of time since his birth is
most vividly realized when it is con
sidered that General Rucker has
lived in every presidential adminis
tration since the government began,
save only three those of Washing
ton, Adams and Jefferson. He was
born only 13 years after the death of
the first president and among his
friends and acquaintances have been
a good many people who knew
But any body who saw the general
IWritten by Mrs. M. B. Crompton-
Glorious the star
On that silent night.
That pointed the way
To the world's great light.
In the infant form
-. Of a mortal, pure,
He came to us.
Our thoughts to cure.
. The Master.
lovingly He taught
That God is all;
Healing the sick
That on 111m did call.
The truth to proclaim.
Doing the work
That frees us from sin.
Gerald Chittenden a story of a man
lost in the wilderness.
The frontispiece is the reproduction
of probably the first sketch in colors
ever made on the spot of flying ma
chines in air. Thi sremarkable pic
ture was made by a young French
painter at Rheims during "Aviation,
Other notable , articles are "Monar
chical Socialism in Germany," by El
mer Roberts; "Old London," by Fred
erick C. Howe, with illustrations in
color by Walter Jack Duncan; "Tho
Midwinter Gardens of New Orleans,"
by George W. Cable, written in his
most charming manner; "Moliere and
the Doctors," by Brander, Matthews,
and a very wise article on "Some Diffi
culties of a Juryman," by Joseph Hor
The Field of Art 'contains an appre
ciation of the late Charles F. McKim,
by Royal Cortissoz. (
The New York Sun derides the Mon
treal grafters as dishonoring their pro
fession. It declares their appetites
'were not equal to their opportunities.
They were only able to get away witn : (odav would nevor ir.iaKine that these
per cent or tne municipal revenues, i things could be true. He is quite as
' spry and youthful in his ways as
From Tarrytown comes the startling many a man of Co. In Washington,
news that John D. Rockefeller, Jr., has , where he lives, lie walks down town
taken to motor cycling. Those who nearly every morning and w often to
know Mr. Rockefeller consider thi:; : be seen on -the street cars. Only the
unfailing sign of prosperity. His
friends ere convinced that business
must have Le?n brisk and expro.-s the
ether day he was noticed on the run
jning board of an open" car. having
got. up and stepped out to allow some
hope that it may continue thus, so tint ladies to pass. j
Mr. Rockefeller may afford to buy ai General Rucker is 07 years of age.!
cheap automobile next year. ! But it does net seem to him that this j
. i fact gave any excuse for the remark-j
' able zealousness of a certain life in-:
Railway Prosperity and Rates.
In spite cf the financial catastrofuie
surance company, which, a few weeks
ago. sent a iisan to his house on Jef-
of 1907 and the consequent slewing ; ferson plarc tQ make a moVPy sottle.
down of business in 11)08, there has
been a wonderful cutting of melons
among the transportation companies
in the year just drawing to a close,
says the Philadelphia Record.
Notwithstanding . the tremendous ;
outlay of the Pennsylvania railroad
company for permanent improve-'
ments involving the payment of a ;
lump sum of $:0.000.000 out of stir-;
A Loving Mother Guides Her Girl at
the Fateful Moment.
"Your whole future life depends
The mother, her face tinged with
sympathy which we must ever feel in
the presence of an immaturity that is
hesitating between right and wrong,
laid her band over that of her beauti
"Yes, dear." she continued, "into
every life there comes at one time or
another a supreme temptation. If the
crisis is passed all is safe, but If you
yield at the fatal moment you cannot
retrace your steps. You are then com
mitted to a fatal policy."
"But. mother, father says he cannot
"Exactly. Fathers from time im
memorial have always said that. It
is their way of imposing on youth and
innocence. Go forth at once and buy
the gown. Do not forget that I am
with you. that I will stand back of
you with all the feeble strength I can
So saying, the proud woman folded
into her arras the weak creature, who
even then, if it had not been for her
timely rescue, would have been be
trayed into a humiliating and shame
ful surrender. Success Magazine.
raent for his death. Greatly irritated ;
by this summary notice of his own 1
demise, he walked down town the
next morning and dropped in at the
office of the company.
The company was very apologetic. ;
Yes, it was obliged to admit the gen- j
eral had the appearance cf being i
alive. His presence in the office was-
ONE ON LA F0LLETTE.
trvidence in favor of such a sunnosi-
plus earnings and profits toward cost;, icn But in a terhnical sense jle
of construction of its New York ter-j was dead. From a Hfe insurance
minals it is now offering what is j viewpoint he had passed over to the
equivalent to an extra 8 per cent ; 1)ovond. There had been nothing to
dividend to shareholders subscribing io therefore, but to pay up the pol
for new stock. j jcv though the company was very
ine .ew iorK uentrai is cutting
the same kind of a melon for its
! The Delaware. Lackawanna and
"Western, with earnings for 190S of
1 4 0 per cent, on its capital stock, 20
per cent dividends are total surplus
of 3 2 per cent greater than its capi
tal stock, contributes a very juicy
The Southern Pacific and Union
Pacific have managed to turn lean
years for the business of the country
into exceedingly, fat years for the
owners of their preferred and com
The Jersey Central is paying an
extra 2 per cent dividend in addition
to its regular 8 per cent a Christ
sorry if the general had been incon
venienced in the matter.
The general felt very greatly in
convenienced in fact, he went away
in a ragif. The money which the
company declared to be due he re
fused to accept. He is still so angry
about the matter that his friends do
not dare to mention it to him even
FIELD OF LITERATURE
Wisconsin Statesman Gets It "In the
Neck," but Has His Joke.
Senator Robert M. La Follerte turned
up In the senate restaurant at Wash
ingtou the other afternoon with his
neck in a sling.
"What's the matter. Bob?" asked
Senator Bourne of Oregon.
"Carbuncle," replied the Wisconsin
"Uow the enemy would have re
joiced," remarked Taylor of Tennes
see, "if this affliction had befallen you,
say, six months ago!"
"I haven't the slightest doubt." whis
pered La Follette, "that a proposition
to put carbuncles on the free list would
have been enthusiastically approved.'
Golf by Electrio Light.
One of the latest applications of elec
trie illumination Is the lighting of golf
links. Hundreds of onlookers watched
the putting matches by electric light at
the Dunwoodie Country club recently
when the new putting course of six
holes was used for the first time.
The January Scribner's. Scribner's
magazine for Januar.y is the first num
ber of its 24th year a year during
which it. will reach the largest audi
ence ever held by a magazine of any
The Adams Express company has i similar class. During most of the
added 54 a share to its regular 8 per! coming year Theodore Roosevelt's
The Wells-Fargo Express company
has increased its capital stock from
$8,000,000 to $24,000,000, giving its
stockholders what is equivalent to
an extra dividend of $3 00 a share,
paid out of surplus.
In the face of these proofs of cor
porate prosperity it is hard to under
stand the alleged necessity for a gen
eral advance In freight rates.
cia , V
nsM iii i niiii 4 -.I -
Get to the Top.
Harper's Weekly: Once, after a sur
prising division in the senate on a
question affecting corporations we
think it was during the passage of the
Gorman-Wilson tariff the late Sena
tor Hoar of Massachusetts threw up
his hands and exclaimed. "Oh, sugar!"
It used to be the fashion to speak of
getting to the bottom of rascalities;
nowadays, what is needful, what is
passionately desired by every decent
citizen, is to get to the top. That is
what the country is asking of Messrs.
Stimpson and Wise and Loeb and Sec
retary MacVeagh and President Taft
and everybody else in any wise charg
ed with Investigating the frauds at
the New York custom house. "Get to
the top, gentlemen, get to the top! To
recover the money stolen is as nothing
In view of the shame and scandal of
the whole nation. Get the little thieves,
of course, the bribe takers and the
rest, and jail them; but get the big
i, too, and jail them. Nothing else.
has many times been said, will stop
ut that Is not all. "The meanest of
trusts," as one newspaper aptly
the sugar trust, has been also one
chief beneficiaries or nigh prc-
, one of the greediest of all the
great series on his African trip will
be continued, and will include his ele
phant hunt, his journey 'round Lake
Victoria Nyanza and into Uganda, cul
minating with his journey downf the
Nile to Khartoum, where he exp'ects
to arrive on March 15th, and thenco o
Cairo over the usual route.
This number begins the new serial
by Maurice Hewlett entitled "Rest Har
row." It is a story of the present day
in England, and the people in it are
not only some thoroughly modern
types of conventional Englishmen, but
a number of engaging characters who
represent the outdoor phase of English
life, the love of nature, and the free
dom from what is unideal la city life.
Senhouse. poet-naturalist, Cambridge
man, and gypsy, is one of the most de
lightful vagabonds in literature,
Mr. Roosevelt's fourth article de
scribes the hunting journeys which he
took while the guest of Mr. McMillan
at Juju farm, a place where "game
came right around the house." me
hippo were hunted In wild places along
the Rewero river where they abound.
There is also an account of hunting
leopards, one of which proved a great
fighter and mauled the beaters.
The stories are:
"Her Compelling Eyes," by" Freder
ick Palmer another tale of Danbury
Rodd, aviator, in which he races with
"the fastest train in the country."
"The Return,'' by Carter Goodloe
the story of an old family in France
and a new family in America.
"William's Psychic Disturbances," by
Robert Alston Stevenson an amusing
experience with a modern boy.
"Those That Wait," by Mary "Rob
erts Rinehart an episode in the
"A Daughter of Shining Woods," by
Cuba's "Christmas Turkeys."
In Cuba they fatten little pigs on co
coanuts and bake them Into Christmas
turkeys, and fine they say they are.
H. E. CASTEEL, President.
M. S. HEAGY, Vice-President.
H. B. S1MMOX, Cashier.
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there's danger ahead unless you
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PHOTO BY DUCK. W ASM.
Miss Margery Colton, one of the prettiest and most popular of the
younger set at Washington and an int iniate friend of Mrs. Taft, who will
preside over the governor's palace, in Porto Rico. She is a sister of Gov
ernor George It. Colton, and spent some time in Manila when her brother
was stationed at that point.
The Argus Daily Short Story
-By Wayne S. Borrow.
toy Associated Literary Press.
A Uttle dark woman dressed in i
kimono was arranging a mahogany tea
table, with claws to Its legs, on which
were a teapot, dainty china cups and
saucers, cream and sugar bowls. The
npartnient was as daintily furnished as
the tea table. Persian rugs were oil
the floor, damask and lace curtains
hung in the windows, while a pro
fusion of bric-a-brac was scattered
about. It was an apartment that a
man would never dare enter, for should
he turn around suddenly his coattall
would be sure to sweep some valuable
bit of china on to the floor, of course
breaking it into fragments.
A woman large and fair entered.
"Ton poor thing! You look fagged
"I am. dear. I'm dead already. This
Is my ghost that wants a cup of tea."
The little dark woman In the kimono
pushed the large fair one into an easy
GREEN STREAKS, 8HE TOLD US, STOOD
chair, slipped out hatpins and dis
posed of the gorgeous picture hat that
crowned a blond pompadour. '
Tni sure you're an angel. Laura.
Perhaps this poor ghost has got to
"Tell me about it." Bald the other
sympathetically. "You haven't lost
flesh over it, Anne."
The visitor laughed ruefully. "Do
I lose flesh over anything?" she in
quired. "But 1 have taken what Jack
calls my annual vow and swear-off
from clubs. The federation may fed
erate in any town it sees fit. I'll not
go near it. -No. I'll not!" as her
hostess laughed and refilled her tea
cup. "This vow is not to be annually
broken only annually renewed.
"You see. It was like this: It was
worse than an ordinary federation
meeting, for I had Myra Reed Morton
and ber daughter Lily's love affairs
on my mind. You know. Professor
Henry of the university has been des
perately in love with Lily for a year,
only he doesn't know it, poor soul!
He's so wound up in bis 'o I ogles and
knowledges that be doesn't understand
what he wants."
,"And you were trying to help him.
you matchmaking creature!" suggested
"Of course I was! Isn't Myra Reed
a widow and one of my dearest friends,
and Isn't Lily, the sweetest and best
girl of ber age I know? I've invited
the professor to my house and listened
to his theories till"
"Till you're very, very tired of it."
agreed the other sympathetically.
The sufferer nodded. "I've given
him every chance in the world to be
alone with Lily, and I've tried well,
it sounds brutal to put It just that
way but I've tried to shield Myra's
little idiosyncrasies from the son-in-law
I hoped she would have.
"Then nlong came this miserable fed
eration meeting, and the evil one
counseled me to put Myra. on the pro-
gram. Some madness led me to think
that she would actually follow instruc
tions and give me a paper on colonial
families of Virginia that for tho
Daughters, you know. In my besotted
state of mind I ran and invited the
professor to be present at that partic
ular meeting. To iurlte him It was
necessary to invite the entire faculty
unless I wanted to seem desperately
special. Oh. Laura. I don't know
whether I have fortitude to go on!"
"Yes. you have." her friend insisfed.
"Take a wafer and several long breaths.
Did Susie Allingham faint? 1 heard
the most garbled account of the
"Taint? No more than you or I.
She had promised me to have a. paper
on traveling libraries and a full report.
Five minutes before the reading I
asked her how long her paper was
and would she please let me glance
over it. The shameless creature hadn't
the scratch of a pen. She said she was
going to give us a little talk, and she
was shaking like n leaf with stage
fright right then. Oh. yes. she pre
tended to faint!"
"Yon can't quite say that, can you? j
You didn't have a physician present j
rr test her with a redbot iron?"
The president of the Spare Momenta
club giggled comfortably. "1 rather
think the latter, .lane Courtney you
k'tow what a soldier .lane is ob, a
grenadier: Well, perhaps Jane had
been on foot all day looking after the
refreshments and various things that
nobody else wants to. and when she
saw Susie keel over she turned around
and remarked: 'That Allinghain girl
looks a sight with her bonnet knocked
over one ear. and her switch is coming
loose. Good gracious, it'll fall off iu
another minute!' "
There was soft murirur of apprecia
tion from I he other side' of the table.
"Susie opened one eye to see who it
was Talking, and then she cbangr-d her
mind about fainting. My, but she was
mad! She wept. 1 had to fill her num
ber on the program with some music.
I didn't care. Uy that time it was all
a mad. seething, boiling whirlpool of
managing to make something do for
something else anyhow."
"But about Myra?"
"Oh. yes! Well. Myra came, and so
did all the professors. I had no idea
those men were so interested In wom
en's clubs. What do you suppose that
woman. had done In place of anything
on earth about colonial Virginia?"
"Something wild, of course."
"Something wild? I like your
phrase. It was bloodcurdling! She
had diagrams! I thought 1 should sink
when she drew those diagrams out
You know, she's a fanatic on some new
Ism about reforming the world by set
ting down and holding your breath and
thinking about something else."
"Not a bad Idea." with carefully pre
served gravity. "And you put jt so lu
cidly. Aune. I think I could do that
"Oh. well, you know!" The kind of
thing that used to be In the front of
the first readers when' you and 1 were
babies at school. You sit down and
shut your teeth and say. 1 am In it.
he is in it.' or something like that."
"No. dear. It's 'assertions' that you
mean. You build thera into your char
acter by saying them over that way."
"Laura." In a tragic tone, "you're al
most as bad as she is! I don't want to
build things into my character. You
talk as if it was a summer cottage.
Oh. dear me. I haven't a shred of char
acter left since Myra disgraced me as
she did! She got to talking about
things that weren't quite nice. It seem
ed to me. foif a mixed audience, and 1
was "in agony because 1 had LUy por
tioned off with the professor there In
the back room.
"I could see the other men trying not
to laugh, and 1 felt so apologetic so
abject! If 1 could have crawled out
under the sears, dusting those men's
boots as 1 went. I should have been
glad. Then came the diagrams! A
large pink thing meant your natural
affections. Laura, do yon love people
in that shade of pink? Because, If you
do, pray never love me any.
"A blue wedge was for your for
your intellectual capacity, I think. J
hadn't any by the time that came
Some green streaks, she told us, stood
for patience, but mine was at an end.
I pulled the back of her frock and
whispered to ber. 'Where Is your pa
per on colonial Virginia families?'
Laura, that aggravating creature look
ed across her shoulder at me as serene
ly as she will look at her son-in-law
when she runs right over him, and she
said, loud enough for everybody to
hear: 'Oh. this is a much more Im
portant natter, my dear. This con
cerns the source and origin of man
and his cosmic destiny. Laura, what
is cosmic destiny? Do you suppose
you and I each have one?"
Her hostess got breath finally from
the smothered laughter that had greet
ed the diagrams. "Never mind your
cosmic destiny, honey." she couuseled.
"Tell me what the professor and Lily
"I was in agony for them. Some of
Myra's remarks were very plain and
hardly the things for young girls to
hear, let alone girls accompanied by
gentlemen. But there! I might have
spared myself worry. It seems I am
only a plain fool."
"Oh. no." remonstrated ber friend
slyly. "Nobody would ever say that
"I'd rather be a plain fool than a
pretty one.." retorted the other. "And
that's what Myra Morton and her like
call me. I know! It seems that Myra
is a brllliaut woman and that 1 bad
only made trouble and retarded things,
instead of helping."
"Uow was that?"
"Oh. the professor is deeply intereat
ed in the particular Ism that Myra is
exploiting just now. 1 suppose be loves
Lily in that shade of pink and does hl
thinking in blue wedges and has
streaks of green patience. Anyhow, he
said that Myra's diagrams were very
illuminating. He was up In the crowd
congratulating her on that disgraceful
performance. 1 saw that both he and
Lily looked mightily pleased about
something, and after the thing was,
over he told me confidentially I have
been eucouraglng his confidential talks,
you know, during the past year that
the hearing of that paper had removed
the last shadow of a barrier between
himself and Myra's daughter."
"Oh. yes; I have been trying to teD
him about Myra and prepare him for
what he might expect, and 1 suppose
my opinion of her cranklsm and Pro
fessor Henry's don't precisely agree."
"They wouldn't naturally." slipped
from Laura's lips. aDd then was re
gretted. "Don't you tell me that I mean well!"
turning sharply. "I'll bear anything
but that. No doubt It's what the pro
fessor and Lily and Myra Reed Morton
are saying of me this minute. They
are sitting and holding their breaths
and thinking about something else and
saying that I am n well meaning crea
ture who lacks sense."
"Well." commented her friend crisp
ly, "if they can do all that at one time
I believe I'll Investigate the system
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Humor ihd ?
JF a man minds a bah fcng enough
be will eventually out cr"
rect answer to the sujrir inquiry!
Why do women talk babj tfelk?
Corns were Invented m V punish
ment especially 6ulted to cj)f the or
dinary crimes against corncob sense.
The man who lends bu ' iota of
friends, who stick as long as be bas
anything to lend. '
A quiet conscience is oftt-n placid
and comfortable because it Las been
through the sandbagging procus.
It is necessary to first sup;vy the
mind In order to make the mind cure
effective in some cases.
Don't worry about the next world or
you may worry yourself into it.
The especial dope favored by each
one of us isn't really dope, don't you
know, but something quite beneficial
if you look at it right. w
Safety In Flight.
1 almost coufjh
My cocoa off.
Hold to my aching head,
Achoo and wheeze
And KtiufT and aneeze
And ahutfie off to bed.
And there I shake
And chill and quake
With pain that's hard to aland.
But. oh. the door
Is locked before
My friends can take a hand.
And so In peace
I aeek release
From trrip's detested hold.
No crank can come v
To bring me some (
Dead certain cure for cold.
"She is Id tears
because ber new
"What is she
going to do about
"She might hire
a villain to meet
ber on the road
and shrink from
him until she
should fit the
"Do you think 1 would make a good
baifback?" asked the nuiious candi
date for the football team.
"Not exactly." replied the heartless
"A quarterback, then?"
What position can I make?"
"A way back. I'm afraid is all."
Job Not In It.
"That man bas the patience of Jon.'
"The one with the baby."
"Job nothing! He exhausted Job's
supply hours ago and now bas begtiu
on a supply equal to that of a suffra
gette." Knsw Detter.
"I hear you had an affair of tfce
heart this summer."
"I thought so at first."
"Didn't It prove to ber'
"The lady assured me it was on'.j
an affair of the gall."
Just tho Excuse.
"now did you like the eclipse?"
"I didn't see it."
"But I thought you sat up Just for
"Oh, no! I sat up to give John a
chance to propose."
Had Found It So.
IT a dropped from an airship, and, falltng".
He lit with a terrible thud.
He broke several bor.es In the mlxup
And rplllcd several gallons of blood.
While doctors were Ftitchlnsc and cutting;
And trying to pet him in trim
Re said from some close observation
It seemed like a hard world to him.
"She is eternally bragging on
"She says he is too good to be true." tf
"Maybe she is referring to the sto-
ties he tells her when he comes hom
late at night."
"Johnny, what are you going to he
when you grow up?"
"Driver of a coal wagon."
"So you can handle horses?"
"So; so I won't never have to wasra ;.
Getting It All.
"What is keepmg that woman at tha
phone so long?"
"She "nad to drop a nickel in the
sIot. and she wants to get her fuU
Stranjjer to Him.
"Do you believe In luck?"
"I do not."
"How could I believe in something
X never saw?"
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