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THE ABOTTS, FHIOAT, DECE3rBER 7. WOO
USED TO 1
BEEI1 BADLY ABUSED
Has Head Consul Northcott,
the Woodmen, so He
DIITEEEN02S WITH J. 6. JOHNSON
Duplicates a Communication
"The Argus" to the Morn
is the thought that haunts you when you think
cf gccd thrngs !o est. 1 hoie who trade at th's
store will come nearer the pure wholesome
foods for cooking excellence than elsewhere.
There is nothing that pleases man better than
And this can best be brought about through
trading where quality is hfgh'and price is low.
Peppered bargains and salted prices make fat
facts for slim pockttbooks at
2532 Fifth Atc
H. D. FOLSOM
1703 Second Avenue.
WATCHES IN GOLD.
WATCHES IN SILVER.
WATCHES FOR LADIES,
WATCHES FOR GIRLS.
WATCHES FOR MEN.
Watches for boys, handsome in design, reliable
and durable. Prices reasonable and within the
reach of all. Beautiful jewelry, cut glass, dia
monds and silverware.
h: d: FOLSOM.
1703 Second Avenue.
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Here Is the Heater
rv.t wis do ;V.e your co-:crt and di
v.J.s your coj t:ii. Tie -Jewel" is
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cf f-ei Come and examine
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For Cold Weather
There s oottuc c.,-; to -Our Own'
system of steam and "hot water beav
Inr. costs a ltUe mere to put It in. but
cosu less to operate, li a convenient,
c.e-n. reliable and satisfactory, ( all
in acd let us tell you more about it, and
saow you bow easily you can make the
The appended communication and
comments should have been printed
in last night's Argus. The article
complete, and just as it appears, was
prepared With that anticipation, and
was partially in type yesterday after
I noon, when in view of the pressure of
more timely matter, it was felt that
the progress of the world would not
be interrupted or in j ustice done to Mr.
Northcott if it went over for another
day. This explanation is made in
view of the premature publication of
Mr. Northcott's communication ad
dressed to The Ak;ls in this morn
ing's Union, evidently at the request
of Mr. Northcott or his representative:
sas City head camp pending the
vote of the membership. It is true
that Mr. Johnson, in opposin
the adoption of the plan recommended
by the committee, incidentally de
clared in favor of a step-rate, but it is
equally true that the step-rate was not
an issue at that time. The only
issue was the head consul's ap
parent disposition to force through
the head camp a plan for 12 as
sessments per year, without first
submitting the plan to the members.
Therefore, Mr. Northcott may, as
said, be technically correct in tak
ing the exception tbat he does,
but he is disingenuous. If his
desire was to have the facts under
stood, he should have stated tbat Mr.
Johnson opposed the plan he recom
mended for immediate adoption solely
on tne ground that the membership
had not been consulted, and be would
also have stated that Mr. Johnson's
highly successful opposition to this
plan afford I him a pretext for re
moving Mr. Johnson from the ollice of
general attorney. Thus. The Akgls
substantially stated what was true
when it reported that Mr. Johnson's
action at Kansas City on the question
now before tbe membership resulted
in his retirement from the general at-
His Title to Seat in State Legis
lature is Questioned By
M. J. McEniry.
LATTER HAS RETAINED COUNSEL
Will Bring Matter
the General Assembly.
Treated By The Argaa
OyiMJSittf Harper House. 1821 SECQ5D 1TE
Greenville, 111., Dec. 4, 1900 Eli
tor 01 The Roi-k Island AB'ius: In
your issue of Dec. 1, on page 5, under
the head of "For the Woodman
Fujd." last paragraph, you say:
"The expression Of the meeting is in
opposition to the idea on this subject
of Head Consul W. A. Northcott. who
has for several years been agitating a
step-rate plan, "differences over which
is claimed to have caused the breach
between Mr. Northcott and J. G.
Johnson, and resulted in the latter's
retirement from the head attorney
ship of the order."
Ibis is an absolute misrepresenta
tion of the facts. In a speech deliv
ered at the Kansas City head camp,
which is reported on page 96 of the
proceedings of said head camp.
Neighbor J. G. Johnson said: "I am
in favor of the step-rate proposition.
I believe that it is a menace of dan
ger to the society to accumulate a
large fund of money. 1 believe that
the stationary rate that our order
has is a menace to the order. I be
lieve that as a member grows older
and approaches old age that the risk
becomes greater to the society
year by year: that it increases
as long as the member lives. If
we have a graduated scale of
assessment, increasing gradually as
age increases, so that a man when he
becomes 30 years of age shall pay iu
proportion as the man 25 years of
age, that such will be a better plan.
I want to say that if tlure is any
menace existing in tnis society, we
will find it 10, 1- or 15 years from
now when these young men have
grown older and are still only paying
the 40-cent rate."
This is only one of many instances
where TnE Ak;ls has not only been
unfriendly to me, but very nnfair. .
V. A. NouTHCorr,
Head Consul, M. W. A.
Tra Spirit of Fatrneca.
Apart from the spirit of fair
ness that would always otherwise
prompt it, The A kg us is glad
of the opportunity to show Mr.
Northcott by publishing hit commu
nication how far he misjudges the
inclination of this paper toward him.
fn this, by the way. The Argls has
extended to him a greater courtesy
than he has seen tit to show it in
the matter of attention to communi
cations addressed to him bearing
on Woodmen affairs.
Technically, it may be said, that
Mr. Northcott is ritrht in his refer
ence to the Kansas City proceedings,
yet in a general sense, insofar as the
much to be regretted differences be
tween Mr. Northcott and Mr. John
son are concerned, the reserve fund
was uaed as a circumstance, at least,
to bring them about.
On page 90 of the head camp pro
ceedings appears the following:
"Head Consul: 'The tirst thing in
order is the report of the committee
on the emergency fund. As chair
man of that committe I make the fol
-Your committee would respect
fully report that the head camp by
laws be amended by tbe insertion of
the following: ,
' -That one assessment be levied
each month and the surplus in the ben
efit fund on the first day of January of
each year be invested by the board of
directors in United States govern
ment bonds, the principal and inter
est to create an emergency fund to be
expended under the direction of the
"That is the only recommendation
for an emergency fund for the action
of this head camp," said the bead
consul. However, -supplementing
this recommendation, the head con
sul reported a provision to submit
three otber plans to the membership
for approval. The plans to be sub
mitted to the membership differed
from the above plan which the com
mittee recommended should be put
into effect at once.
Tbi ParpoM at Kanaaa City.
Mr. Johnson, and also Mr. Talbot,
opposed the adoption of this recom
mendation of the committee. Tbeir
contention was. substantially tbat tbe
membership had already overwhelm
ingly voted down a reserve and emer
gency proposition, and, while they did
not object to submitting various plans
to the membership for another vote,
as the committee's report provided in
part, they did oppose the adop
tion of "anv plan by the Kan-
The asrertion on Mr. Northcott'a
part of many instances wherein The
Akgi's has been not only unfriendly
to him, but unfair, is exceedinslv
childish, and out of all consistency
with the facts as well. The files of
this paper will support the statement
that he has received every evidence
of friendship and good feeling in in
numerable instances. Although of
opposite political faith, none rejoiced
more heartily in his p?lttical fortunes,
as far as they bore on his connection
with his own partv, than The Au;rs.
In fact it is not. so uncertain that
Mr. Northcott received his tirst
boom in connection with the nomi
nation for lieutenant gover
through tbe columns ol this paper
At all events his idsntity with the
Woodmen order, for which Bock
Island fought, bled and almost
died, gave him friends and sympa
thizers, of which The Akucs was
one, whose devotion rose above par
tisanship, in those days, and it has
since teen a source of pleasure to
The Akgus to make kindly reference
to incidents in his public career.
If, however, Mr. Northcott has har
bored as an evidence of unfriendli
ness and unfairness comments on the
strange political aspirations that have
seemed on one or two occasions to
seize him since last Memorial day,
it is beyond the power of human en
deavor to neip n;m. although it is
admitted that this is a ;reat misfor
Source of Great Disappointment.
The Akgl's is frank to sav, further,
that it was disappointed, grievously
disappointed as were ail the peo
pie of Rock Island who had known
the two gentlemen, and had en
tertained the highest regard for
both iu the unjust treatment- for
which Mr. Northcott was res'pon
ible, of the order's former general
attorney, J. G. Johnson. The devel
opment of such a spirit as was therein
shown, of one officer of an order such
as the Woodmen toward another, sur
prised friends and admirers of both
gentlemen alike. And while we do
not know how it was received bv the
fraternity at large, it was regarded
here in Rock Island as a mean and
unwarranted advantage taken against
one who had been identilied with the
Woodmen order?s highest welfare
from its earliest days, and one whom
the people of this city had reason to
know had guided the society suc
cessfully, so far as the duties
devolved upon him were con
cerneu, through a -crucial period in
its history. Yet, nothwithstandi
I he Aimji'S expressed its amazement
at such a development and its depre
cation of it, it did not because if real
ized that the order's highest good was
paramount to all else emplov the
terms of condemnation that the cir
So that while there were possibly in
accuracies in that of which Mr. orth
cott complains, mere was no
"absolute misrepresentation of the
facts," and all things considered, we
think Mr. Northcott will, if he re
fleets, admit that the charge of un
fairness, as far as his relations with
The Aug us are concerned, should not
have come from him.
As heretofore announced in The
Argus might be the case, there is to
be a contest over the seating-of James
H. Andrews, of Kewanee, for minor
ity representative from the Thirty
third senatorial district.
M. J. McEniry, of Rock Island
county, responding to the solicita
tions of democrats in both counties,
has engaged Messrs. C. K. Ladd, of
Kewanee, and Manley & Hallam, of
Monmouth, as attorneys to make the
contest before the legislature.
Oroandl of the Conteat.
The grounds for the contest are the
claim that many oaiiots in iienry
county in various precincts were
counted for Andrews when they
should not have been; that from the
face of the returns the votes of 2.800
democrats in the district who voted
the straight ticket were loet on the
legislative candidacy entirely.
These democrats were entitled to
vote on this important matter and yet
were denied that privilege while exer
cising provisions of the Australian
ballot systerajthrough the complica
tions that arose by the secretary of
state permitting Andrews, as well as
McEniry, to go on the ticket with
three votes after his name.
Old Dispute at Iaoe.
The (juestion resolves itself on the
old dispute as to which committee had
the right to make the democratic
nomination after the result of the con
test, and as such the legislature is to
be put in a position to determine
which committee will call the next
democratic senatorial convention.
THAT DIDN'T PAN OUT.
A Rock Island youth was arrested
here yesterday afternoon charged with
the theft of $400 worth of diamonds
from a Davenport jewelry store. The
charge, however, failed to be sus
tained and the jeweler's clerk tele
phoned abject apologies for the part
he played in the affair. The youth
went to the Iowa town yesterday to
pay an installment on a diamond ring,
and while in the jewelry store asked
to be shown some holiday jewelry.
The clerk produced a box containing
the diamonds aforesaid. While the
youth was examining them, other
customers came in and the clerk went,
to wait upon them. Returning after
some minutes, be found tbe diamonds
and the boy gone. The police were
hastily notified and the supposed thief
captured on this side of the river.
He manifested n unwillingness to
face the charge, but before the pre
liminary hearing was arranged the
clerk located the lost jewels in his
own coat pocket, where he had put
them, and the case collapsed.
Try for Convention.
Rock Island druggists are uniting
in a movement to secure lor this city
the next annual convention of the
Illinois Pharmaceutical association.
an organization composed of person
ages who are an important and neces
sary adjunct to any community, and
who will be extended the glad-band n
they determine to bring their coming
For Saturday at the Itoaton.
We offer a line of ladies patent
leather, cloth top dress shoes at f 'l.lX
equal to any 3.50 shoe in the city
Child's shoes, button, all solid
sizes o to o, at iJ cents.
William McConnell was lined $10 by
Magistrate Stafford yesterday for dis
orderly conduct and went to iail in
A Galesbnrg young man giving his
name as Thomas Caves, and wanted in
Davenport on a disorderly charge, was
arrested here yesterday afternoon and
taken over tbe river.
"Leat Yon forget. We Say It Tet."
The place Harper's theatre.
The time Monday and Tuesday
Dec. 10 and 11.
The event "The Pixies."
The number Three hundred.
The cause Associated Charities.
The price 25, 85 and 50 cents.
The result You'll laugh.
The Modern Mother. '
lias found tbat her little ones are im
proved more by the pleasant Syrup of
rigs, when in need of the laxative
effect of a gentle remedy, than by any,
other. Children enjoy it and it bene
fits them. The true remedy. Syrup
of Figs, is manufactured by "the Cali-j
fornia Fig Syrup company only.
De Witt's Little Early Risers are the
best liver pills ever made. Easy to
take and never gripe, u. H. Bieber, i
Uartz & Ullemever.
The Heat Plaster.
A piece of llannel dampened with
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound
to the affected parts is superior to
any plaster. When troubled with
lame back or pains in the side or
chest, give it a trial and you are cer
tain to be more than pleased with the
prompt relief which it affords. 1'atn
Balm "also cures rheumatism. One
application gives relief. For sale bv
Art thou one of the many that has
drained the golden nectar tbat ruaketb
thy heart full of strength and glad
ness? If not, tae Rocky Mountain
lea. tor sale bv T. II. 1 nomas.
A cold, cough or la grippe can be
nipped in the bud" with a dose or
two of Foley's Honey and Tar. Be
ware of substitutes. There is noth
For sale by all drug-
When you want prompt acting little
pills that never gripe use DeWitt's
Little Early Risers. B. H. Bieber,
Uartz & L'liemejer.
Bright eyes are an infallible index
to vouth. nice windows from which
Cupid shoots his arrows. Rocky
Mountain Tea makes bright eyes. 1-or
sale by T. H- Thomas.
Cold and coagh cures are numer
ous, bat the one that leads all others
in merit, is Foley's Honey and Tar,
which is in great demand these days.
For sale by all druggists.
Tta tzi si Ha Kmrt fcijj
Basra tk A
Jeantj cf feature
ind beantj of foot
ire both equally
:o be desired.
fhe latter can
ilways be as
nufJint' The Orccn-w ncelcr Shoes
are famous for elegance
IrM. V of fit, ease and durability.
No lady's wnrdrole is
-W a 11 llilllirif U H lllllll I IH Til.
gffiYf Sold Excluaii
Thousands of Atner
ican women ndil
their praise of the
high quality o f
these shoes. M'e
confine the sale
to cue dealer.
Are the Rule
Not the exception at
keenly alert to the
wants cf our patrons,
our stock is not enly
up-to-date," but up
to the minute. Our
friends keep depleting
our shelves, and we
are kept busy replen
ishing our assortment,
large as it is. Conse
quently you don't get
ancient stvlcs or shop
HERE ARE SHOES THAT
ARE REALLY ATTRACTIVE
$3, $3.50 and $4.
OPEN WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS.
GEO. F. SCHMALB, PROP.
1705 Second Avenue.
pecial Values in
lens Suits and Overcoats,
We Name Very Low Prices on High Qualities
Men's swell overcoats, Cambridge gray, our dP IS ftf
unfinished worstod. Our 18 garment aP M C?JJ
Men's finest fancy worsted suits. The very f CZ ff
kind that wouldbe considered cheap at fltf, . 1JJJ
Men's bine dress overcoats, genuine Washing- 02
ton beavers miZj
Men's trousers, heavy Maryland cassimeres, $2 ECl
and f 1.75. Closing prica " DJ
Boys' sweaters 48c, 75c j OO
Boys' reefers that are warm as toast, oxford y Cf
grey, Irish frieze
1802 Second Avenue.
It Makes No Difference
whether you require apparel for
the street, the otlice or the even
ing social function, we can afford
you satisfaction in outer wear for
any occasion. All we ask is tbe
opportunity to measure you and
let you select the material you
fancy. We approach perfection
as nearly as anybody.
Dorn, the Tailor.
1812 Second Avenue.
TRIMMED HAT SALE
Our Btock of trimmed hats must bo reduced at once. The greatest
opportunity of the season to buy stylish millinery at next to noth
ing prices. Cj&t cuts no figure in this sale, the hats must go. Buy
now and save money.
FOR HANDS JUL VELVET
HATS WORTH $3.50
FOR HATS THAT HAVE
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Phono 1237 Comer Twenties SStreetJandlFourth Avenue.