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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. MARCH 11, 101
tion was cent In that would show that
appointment ought not to be made.
"'If you preserve this, some time
or other, after I am dead, perhaps, it
may see the light. With kind regards
to all' the family, very sincerely yours.
" 'BENJAMIN HARRISON"
Letter Written by Harrison Af
ter Leaving White Honse
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ADDRESSED LAW PARTNER
In It Makes Declaration That Neither
Piatt nor Anybody Else Was
Indianapolis, Ind., March 1L Fol
lowing the publication of a Btatement
by the late Senator Piatt to the effect
that former President Benjamin Har
rison indirectly had offered him the
position of secretary of the treasury,
W. H. H. Miller, attorney general un
der President Harrison, and the former
president's law partner, eave- oat a
statement denying that Mr. Piatt had
been promised a position in the cab
inet. The statement is as follows:
"As to the statement purporting to
have been written by the late Senator
Thomas C. Piatt, attacking former
President Benjamin Harrison, wfclch
statement appeared in last evening's
and this morning's papers, I desire to
"On the 22d day of August, 1900, In
answer to a letter written by me to
ex-President Harrison and sent to the
Adirondacks, he wrote me a letter,
which so far as this subject matter is
concerned, is as follows:
Refers to Ilia Record.
" 'My dear Mr. Miller: I have re
ceived your letter of the 18th, with
the inclosed clipping. We take the
Press here and I had seen the same
matter In substance in other papers.
It seems a little' hard that a man who
had made as good a record as I on the
subject of promises, while a candidate
and while in office, should be subjected
to the imputation if one is conveyed
that I had promised a cabinet office
to Piatt. I not only promptly nega
tived the suggestion from New York
that I should make some promise, but,
while the convention was in session
I absolutely refused to hold out even
(ho vaguest hint Of a promise to Penn
sylvania and to the Pacific coast sup
iort. " 'As to Mr. Piatt, as I told him
when he came to see me after the
election, I never- had bo much as a
suspicion that he wanted a cabinet
office, nor had I any thought at any
time of giving hint one.
Doubts Piatt's Veracity.
" 'If Mr. Elkins communicated to
him what I said to him It was only
that I had no such prejudice against
him as to prevent me from giving.him
his fair influence with my administra
tion, if I should be elected. I think,
while Mr. Piatt claims that Mr. Elkins
said more to him than this, Mr. Elkins
denies It, and I am sure that after my
talk with him Mr. Piatt was convinced
that I never had authorized anybody
to make him any promises.
" 'This is not all. When I met Mr.
Piatt at Mr. Reld's country home In
the campaign of 1892 I had a long con
versation with him in Mr. Reld's par
lor, and again was careful to say to
him that I could make no promises cf
any kind, and he must not assume
that anything I said meant any such
Ntrer Made Proaitnea.
"You must know that while I waa
president I made myself unpopular,
perhaps, by reason of the fact that 1
never said to anybody that I would
makfQ this or that appointment until it
was made actually. I have had sena
tors standing by my desk urging an
appointment which I had determined
to make, the unsigned nomination be
ing in my desk within reach of my
hand, and I have declined to tell what
I Intended to do, for fear that some
thing would happen before the nomina
AN INFANT PRODIGY. .
Sir John Evelyn's Tribute to Hit Won
Of all the Btories of Infant marvels
the most touching Is that told by Sir
John Kvelyn in his diary when be re
cords In his quaint, dignified style the
death of bis wonderful llttleboy:
"Died my dear son Richard, to our
Inexpressible griefe and affliction, fire
years and three days onely, but at that
tender age a prodigy for wltt and
learning. To give only a little taste
of them and thereby glory to God,
sense of God. at two and a balfe old
he could perfectly reade any of ye
English Latlne or French or Gothic
letters, pronouncing the first three
languages exactly. He bad before the
fifth yeare or In that yea re got by
heart almost the entire rocabularle of
Latin and French primitives and
words,' culd make congruous syntax,
turne English Into Latlne, and vice
versa, construe and prove what he
read and did the government and use
ef relatives, verbes. substantives,
ellpses and many figures and tropes
and made considerable progress In Co
menlus' Janua, began for himself to
write legibly and had a stronge pas
sion for Greek. A to his piety, aston
ishing were his applications of Scrip
ture to the occasion. He declaimed
againsti ye vanities of the world before
he had seene any. So early knowl
edge, so much piety and perfection!
Such a child I never saw, and for
such a child I blesse God. in whose
bosom he is." Exchange.
HELPING A SCULPTOR.
The Favor Falgulere Did For Young
When Macmonnies, the American
sculptor, was a young man working In
Paris Falgulere, the famous French
sculptor, on one occasion entered his
atelier and found there a beautiful
Diana that had been for months "on
the stocks' and was approaching a
perfection measurably satisfactory to
the sculptor himself.
Falgulere became so absorbed in the
work before him as to forget that it
was not bis own. He began to twist
and pull .the dainty limbs of Diana this
way and that, to punch her in the ribs.
turn her queenly head for she was
then only In clay, of course, and sus
ceptible to impressions until at last
he had produced the very pose he de
sired. "There, my friend; I like her
better bo." he cried, and skipped out
of the studio.
He bad really Intended to do Mac
monnies a favor and had indeed paid
him the greatest compliment of which
he was capable, but the young sculp
tor" was in distress, for on comparing
the remodeled Diana with a photo
graph of Falguiere's statue of the
same character he found the French
man had unconsciously made a prac
tical replica of the other. Macmon
nies did not rest until he had restored
his statue to its original pose.
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spring flowers we take pride in hav
ing it laid with neatness and des
patch. Full line of mouldings,
paints, oils, glass, brushes, etc. Es
timates furnished on all kinds of
painting and paper-hanging.
Billy Rica and Pin.
Billy Rfce, the negro minstrel, used
to tell the story of a man who picked
up a pin as he was leaving the office
of a great merchant after an unsuc
cessful quest xor work. The mer
chant, seeing the man's action from
the window, called him back and gave
him employment, which kindness he
repaid by becoming owner of the en
tire business in an incredibly short
Billy used to end his story by say
ing that he tried that scheme once
when he was looking for work, drop
ping a pin carefully on the floor as
he entered. He stated bis wants to
the proprietor, who not only had no
employment to offer him, but remark
ed to bis partner as Rice picked up
"Say, If that fellow's so small as to
steal a pin off the floor, how much do
you think he'd leave in my till?"
Damascus, "City of Magic"
An oriental city of magic called up
by a slave of the lamp to realize one's
dream of the orient; a city ethereally
lovely, exquisitely eastern, ephemeral,
to be blown away by a breath like a
tuft of thistledown, aot white, but
delicately pale with a pallor holding
the faintest hint of a seashell flush; a
city slender, calm, almost mystic In Its
fragile grace, set lu the heart of a
great wonder of . green, a maze of
bright and ardent woods, beyond
which He the Iesert spaces this Is
Damascus from the mountain of Jebel
Kasyun. It holds one almost breath
less seen thu3 from afar. Robert
HlChens In Century. ,
P. J. Lee,
1814 Third Avenue.
A Permanent Position.
"Mr. Smith," spoke up the young
lawyer, "I come here as a representa
tive of your neighbor Tom Jones, with
the commission to collect a debt due
"I congratulate you," answered Mr.
Smith, "on obtaining so permanent a
Job at such an early stage in your ca
reer." Success Magazine.
"They say she will create no end of
"Well. I guess the Jobbers In that
I community will be able to handle hen
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A Tip He Wanted.
Artist (to burglar, who Is making
away with paintings) Er by the
way, if you should manage to dispose
of them would you mind sending me
your customer's address? Life.
Had Shown Good Sense.
Hewitt That rich old fool wouldn't
let me marry bis daughter. Jewett
Well, he may be rich and old, but he's
no fool. New York Times.
All the news all the time The Argus.
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Domestic Science Short Course
Miss Ruth Connibear of Tazwell County Tells State Farmers of Very
Useful Things She Learned at Urban a.
The university school for housekeep
ers is held annually the last two weeks
of January. Two years ago I attended
for the first time, and my eyes dilated
with wonder at the many new and en
joyable ways of housekeeping that
were presented to us, and besides
practical knowledge, higher Ideals of
living. When I returned home a new
interest returned with me. ' The zeal
I showedon entering our kitchen was
noticed by the members of our homo
circle, and It w-as decided that the
servant girl waa not a necessary requi
site any longer. I took pride In see
ing how many different ways I was
able to serve the same article and at
the same time retain its nutritive
value. Much of order and improve
ment was Introduced Into the kitchen,
as taught at the university.
How a Girl CanCt More Clothe.
This year at TJrbana besides practice
in cooking we had practice In outting
out, fitting and making a shirt waist,
and we had demonstration work on
the cutting and hanging of a skirt.
Why should not a girl Invest a few
dollars In practical knowledge of this
kind and save her parents or husband
the expense of a large dressmaker's
bill for life. It would certainly pay.
The girl of today that earns Just an
ordinary Income but Is rich in tu&
knowledge of sewing will be able to
have three times the amount of
clothes that another girl earning ths j
same income could have, without that
knowledge. Several lectures were
given on clothing pertaining to the
quality, cost and selecting the right
We were taught the selection of
different kinds of meats, and how to
cook them so that the protein would
cot be indigestible We were taught
to make bread by the quick and long
processes. We were taught how to
make coffee and tea so they would
not be poisonous; how to prepare and
cook good wholesome food which
should be found on all tables; also
food for Invalids; how to serve meals.
Honaekecpcra Great Problem.
The greatest problem of today Is to
live economically and to buy nutritive
food. The inexperienced housekeeper
generally buys what suits her taste,
never counting the cost or studying
its nutritive value. The farmer who
feeds cattle for market is very care
ful to give the right kind of food, the
proper proportion of different kinds
and to observe the ' exact time for
feeding, and you will have the cost of
this food figured out exactly. Why
should not the housekeeper be-able to
do as much?
Indigestion is caused by not having
the proper ratio of foods. The grow-
One reason so many people take
cold during the winter months, ac
cording to a well known authority,
is the hot, dry atmosphere indoors,
due to imperfectheating. If we
were as careful to keep the air in
our rooms moist as we are to keep
them warm, there would be less oc
casion for cough medicine than is
now the cause.
Of all the so-called minor ills of
the .body, there. is none the neglect
of. which is so liable to result ser
iously as the "common old." The
cough irritates the mucous mem;
brane of the throat, lungs and bron
chial organs, leaving them sore and
Inviting attack from the countless
germs of dread tuberculosis which
infect the air we breathe.
A simple. Inexpensive cough med
icine can be ' made by mixing two
ounces of glycerine, a half-ounce of
Virgin Oil of Pine compound pure
and eight ounces of pure whisky.
Shake well and take a teaspoonful
every four hours. It will break up
a cold quickly and cure, any cough
that is curable. This formula Is fre
quently prescribed and is highly, rec
ommended by the Leach Chemical
company of Cincinnati, who. prepare
the genuine Virgin Oil of Pine com
pound pure for dispensing through j
ing child must have a large amount of
food that will build muscle and bone,
while the laboring man needs food
more especially to give heat and en
ergy. The housekeeper must cook the
kind of food required by the occupa
tion of the ones she is cooking for.
Farmers' bulletin No. 142, U. S. de
partment of agriculture, is very in
structive. From It I have learned
how to .cook simple foods, and to use
the right proportion of foods.
The lectures at the short course
were very Instructive and helpful.
The lecture on home nursing gave in
formation essential for the house
keeper to know. We were shown
that It Is as necessary for the house
keeper to have a first class kitchen
to work In as for the farmer to have
a first class plow.
"Broadened by Horizon."
The school for housekeepers has
broadened In domestic work; it has
taught me to make the household
duties a pleasure when before I
thought them drudgery. When I go
Into a house or store I cannot help
but observe and take an Interest in
the things that were taught to us at
the short course. There is a steadily
growing sentiment in favor of furnish
ing to every girl, high or low, rich or
poor, somewhere In her regular edu
cation, systematic instruction and
drill in housekeeping and home-making,
in food value and domestic eco
nomics. Reported-by Arthur J. Bill
for Illinois Farmers' institute.
McGann is In a critical condition.
George Evans, aged 60, paymaster of
the Muskingum Coal company, was
shot from ambush at Buckeye, 10 miles
down the river from Zanesvllle," and
died last night. He was robbed of $1,
600, the weekly pay roll of that com
pany. Evans was walking from the
office to the mines, half a mile away.
There is no clew to the robber.
Bank Run Nearly Ended.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 11. The
crowd at the doors of the Bank of Se
curity for Eavlngs this' morning was
smaller than that yesterday. Indica
tions are this will be the last day of
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts on this plan. It
loosens the cough, relieves the lung,
opens the secretions and aids nature
in restoring the system to a healthy
condition. Sold by all druggists.
TWO PAYMASTERS HELD UP
Officials of Coal Companies Victims
of Attack, One Being Killed.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 11. Two payj
masters of coal companies were held
up yesterday in different sections of
eastern Ohio and were robbed of sums
approximating $5,600 and as a result
one man is dead and another may die.
Bloodhounds are in use in an attempt
to ferret out the highwaymen. . -.
Edward McGann, paymaster of the
Dexter Coal company, and Robert
Pomm'erlng, an assistant, left this city
for the mine of the company at Bril
liant, Ohio. They carried in a satchell
$4,000, the weekly pay roll. While
driving to the mines frBm the train
two men beat them into insensibility
and escaped with the satchelL Pom
meling la reported fatally hurt, while
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