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THE AKGHJS, TIIITTJSDAY, DECEMBER 2G, 1901.
Pnoiiuted Dally ul Weekly t 164 Seoond
Arenue, Book Island. HI. Entered at the
Foatofflce m SeeonA-elaas matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER OO.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
hip In Book Island county.
Thursday, Dec. 26.
Long- will not linger .Long.
Roosevelt's Christ ma.s soliloquy
I'tthaw, what have I done!
It is not surprising that Maclay thj
iraUucer of Schley should defy th
lias anybody remarked recentl
that the days are getting longer,
Will the administration resort t
concentration camps in the Philip
pines now? It h English you know,
Lieut. Gen; Miles refuses to be in
terviewed, anent Secretary IJoot
reprimand. Viewed from any stand
point, the general's position seems
to be well taken.
The Schley controversy Is reaching
an acute stage. It is becoming aj-
parent that the matter may become
a national issue; jet not one divided
upon party lines. It has become a
matter of national honor. As one
of the leading republican newspapers
oi ine country, tlie Chicago Tribune,
Kays: "The American pople do not
divide in matters of national honor.
There is more trouble for Uoose,
velt. Secretary of Agriculture Wil
son has taken umbrage at th presi
dent s action in calling Gov. Shaw o
Iowa into the cabinet, and is ready
to resign. The present memler re
gard the invitation to Shaw as
personal affront, as both hail from
the same state. Secretary o
the Interior Hitchcock finds officia
life tinder Teddy too rtrenuous, and
he is likewise inclined to step out as
soon as he can do so conveniently.
-gainst corrupting ana impure
English, Chicago educators have set
their faces like a flint. The blue
stockings of Boston would better look
to their laurels. In Chicngo the
. school teachers have got clear bej-on
the discussion of such elementary
questions as the split infective n
the is being done" form. The high
er grammar is occupying their atten
tion. Th? Chicago Tribune recently
related the preceedings of the leading
lights of the Chicago public vehoo
system at the Palmer house, in which
the following interesting colloquy
"For instance," said Supt. I'ayne,
leaning over the board. If you take
three from eleven, vihat remains?
"That's where you show that you
really do need reformation. You
have eleven left. In order to have
been able to take tb? three from the
eleven you must have had a separate
group of eleven from the vicinity of
which you could remove the three
in fact, you must have had fourteen
in order to be able to take three from
"Hold on," said the other. "I had
eleven apples. I took three of them
away and there were eight left."
"Certainly," said Supt. Payne. "You
took three of them away and left
eight. But what did you take the
three from? From the eleven? o,
indeed. From the other eight. Other
wise you must conceive of yourself as
taking the three apples from them
selves, as they were part of the origi
. The expression "eleven less three
equals eight," the suicrii.tendcnt
found faulty because "less" means
"smaller. He admitted it was diffi
cult to prescribe just what te sty
but suggested "eleven diminished by
three equals eight."
The remarkable feature r.f the af
fair was that the nthcA teat hers took
the precise Mr. Payne in earnest and
argued the point wit him. He bowled
most of them over, too. Now, what
would be the use of argument with
snch a man? He would probably
point out a grammatical error in the
disputants first sentence, and a new
subject for argument would arise at
Most of the Chicago literary theo
ries of a startling character, it is
claimed, originated in the fertile brain
of Prof. Oscar L. Triggs. But it
seems Mr. Payne purposes to dispute
pre-eminence with the professor in
this field of higher culture.
A Cruel Jab at Cullom.
The Boston Herald remarks:
"Small wonder that the seekers after
presidential palrofTafre are flisgusted
with the jffsidejitial tone of voice
It reveals their hypocritical methods
in a way to make them .stia.iivl W
themselves. When a justice "oi The J
L'nited States supreme court whisr
pers in the presidential ear and the
president biurts out loud that all pro
motions must be made for merit, it
makes the representative of justice
feel cheap. 'o doubt it was out of
respect for this delicate feeling on
the part of the statesmen in Wash
ington that the president took Sena
tor Cullom by the arm the other day
and led him off into a far-off corner,
placed his hand over his mouth and
whispered something in the senator
ial ear. It was the Roosevelt ian way
of letting this persistent office-seeKer
know that the president had heard
of the Cullom complaint that he talks
too loud on strictly confidential sub
The Field of Literature.
The January number of 10 Story
Isook is out and. as usual, is TuII
interestinir stories. The leadintr sto
is the prize winner of the eontes
which closed Oct. 15th. and is
titled "On .lumatilla Creek," by II.
t nn field. 1 his number beinsr issuei
late in December is practically
Christmas issue, ami contains
Christmas story by Mary K. Wilkins
entitled "General" Mrs. Stenh
Crane contributes "The Bad Chim
neys;" Henry Gallup Paine. "A Pea
Man's Shoes;" Dorothy Dix, "Mam
selle:" Henry David, "A Question of
Kose;" Jessie Llewellyn, "Silhouette
of Yesterday;" General Harris
"When Love is Done;" and Fran
Johnston. Jr., "An Early Mornin
Fire." The tenth storv is a select io
from Honore de Balac. "A Passion
in the Desert." This is one of the
twelve manuscrints now beinr ru
in IO Story Book, each leing aceom
panied by a thesis by Sherwin tod
If Emerson, whose advice was,
"Hitch your wagon to a star." had
said, instead, "Hitch your chick-work
to a star," he would have prophesied
just what is done all over the country
nowadays. In several large oliserva
tories correct time is kept by the
transit of a particular star across the
meridian, and transmitted automat
ically by telegraph to points hun
dreils of miles distant. Many inter.
esting facts in this connection, about
the "Master Clock" at Washington
time-balls, etc., are given in an arti
cle by W. S. Harwood in St. Nicholas
for January, entitled. "How We Set
Our Watches by a Star," with illustra
tions showing how the work is done,
The long story this month is "The
Wyndham Girls," by Marion Ames
Taggart. Girls especially will enjoy
the account of these three young
heroines who, suddenly brought to
face a trying situation, show them
selves, brave, cheery, and capable de
spite lack of preparation; but boy
readers, too. will lie sure to vote the
"Wyndham Girls" delightful friends
A touch of romance adds a pleasant
flavor. Other fiction is to le found
in "Uncle John. Mind Reader." by
Ethel D. Puffer: "Frank Benson's Au
tomobile," by Frank S. Ballard, and
the current installment of John Ben
nett's "Story of Barnaby Lee." In
the. n.atter of art there is a full-page
copy of Correggio's "Santa Xotte
(llnln Xight), showing the Madonna
and certain saints illuminated by the
light emanating from the Babe, and
a frontispiece reproducing a portrait
of a child by Adelaide Cole Chase,
Books and Reading, Nature and Sci
ence, St. Nicholas League, the Letter-
Box and the Riddle-Box are ns full as
eer of rhymes and jingles, drawings.
photographs, stories, sketches, etc.
Oil as Fuel for Locomotives.
One of the railroads on the Pacific
coast has been experimenting with
oil as a fuel for their locomotives rj
place of coal, and if it proves a rue
cess will be adopted. While there
may be some doubt as to the success
of this new fuel, there is none cou
cerning the curative value of IIoS'
tetter's Stomach Bitters. It has
been given a thorough trial during1
the past fifty years and has never
disappointed any sufferer from dys
pepsia, indigestion, constipation ti
biliousness who has given it a fair
trial. What it has done for others in
the past it will certainly do for ynu
now. Try a a bottle and you will hz
convinced. The genuine has ovi
Private Die Stamp over the neck of.
The Egg Stealer.
Advertised Letter Lint No. SO.
List of letters uncalled for at the
nostoffice at Rock Island for
the week endings Dec. 21, 1001:
For the week ending Dec. 21, lOOt:
Allen, J. B.; Anderson, Miss Hilda K.;
Bradshaw, Theo.; Blankenburg. Wil
lie; Crable, Mrs. Emma E.; Davis.
Thomas Y.; Earneille, O. S.; Field, W.
F.; Gray-, J. H.; Green. II. L.; Johns,
S. F.; Mersitt, Mrs. L.; McDonald,
Mrs. R.; Miller, Mrs. Anna; Miller,
Frank; Murray, Miss Nellie; Perry,
Earl M.; Pederson, Andrew; Patter
son, Edward; Reno, Ed; Reed, Miss
Jessie; Rice, Charles; Smith, Miss
Anna; Sharner, Frank; Strand. A. F.;
Thompson, S. W.; Walsh, Mr. and
Mrs.; Uhm, S. M. Mrs.; YAoodward &
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Rock Island, III.
An Eranrellst's Story.
"I suffered for years with a bron
chial trouble and tried yarious rem
edies but did not obtain permanent
relief until I commenced using-One
Minute Cough Cure," writes Tier.
James Kirkman, evangelist of - Belle
River, 111. , One Minute Cough Cure
affords immediate relief for coughs,
colds and all throat and lung troub-
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solutely safe. Never fails and a f a-
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By Arthur Q oilier-Couch.
It wanted less than an hour to high
tide when Miss Marty Lear heard her
brother's boat grate on the narrow
beach below the garden and set the
knives and glasses straight while sua
listened for the rattle of the garden
When he entered the kitchen and
hitched bis hat uion the peg against
the walL he did not appear to want
any welcome from her. He was a
long jawed man of sixty-Ove, she a
long Jawed woman of sixty-one, and
they understood each other, having
kept this small and desolate farm to
gether for twenty years since their
"Who d'ye reckon I ran against to
day down In Troy?"
Miss Marty said that she bad not an
"Why, that fellow Amos Trudgeon,'
he went on.
44 'Fear3 to me you disremembers en
son of Old Jane Trudgeon that used
to live 'cross the water, him that stole
our eggs long back, when father was
"I thought you must Why, you gave
evidence, to be sure. Be dashed, now
I come to mind, if you wasn't the first
to wake us up an say you heard a
man cry In' out down 'pon the mud!"
"Iss, I was."
"An" saved his life, though yoa did
get en two months In Jail by IL Up to
armpits he was an' not two minutes
to live when wo hauled en out an'
found he'd been stcalin' our eggs. He
Inquired after you today."
'How's Miss Marty? says he. 'Age.
In rapidly,' says I. The nerve that
some folks have! 'Tis an old tale after
all. that feat o' his."
"Two an' forty year, come 17th o
July next. Did he say any more?"
"Wanted to know If you was mar
Job laid down knife and fork with
the edges resting on his plate and
looked at bis sister. Before he could
speak she broke out again:
"He was my lover."'
"I swear to you. Job, here across this
table, he was my lover, an' I ruined
en. lie was the only man, cept you
an father, that ever kissed me. an' I
betrayed en. An what's more, he
"Don't hinder me. Job; It's truth I'm
tellin. Ills people were a low lot, an'
fathered have hided me if he'd know
But we used to meet In the orchard
'most every night. Amos 'ud row
across In his boot an back agen."
"Well, the last night he came over
'twas low tide. I was waitln for cn
In the orchard, an he would have me
tell father aa you. an I wouldn't. 1
reckon we quarreled over it so long his
boat got left high in the mud. Any
ways, he left me in wrath, an I stood
there by the gate in the dark longin'
for cn to come back. But the time
went on, an' I didn't hear his cars
pullln' away, though llstenln with all
"An then I heard a terrible sound, a
low sort o breathln. but fierce, an
somctbin' worse a suck-suckln o the
mud below an ran down. There he
was, above his knees In It. half way
between firm ground an his boat. For
all his flghtln' he heard me an' whis
pers out o' the dark:
"Little girl. It's got me. Hush!
Don't shout r
"'Can't yoa get out? I whispered
" 'No, I'm afraid.
44 'I'll run an' call father an' Job.'
"Hush! Be you mazed? Do you
want to let 'em know?'
44 'But It'll kill you. dear, won't It?'
" 4LIkely It will.' said he. Then after
a while o' battlln with It he whispers
agen: 4Llttle girl, I don't want to die.
Death Is a cold end. But I reckon we
can manage to save me an' your name
as well. Run up to the henhouse an'
bring me as many eggs as you can
find, an' don't ax questions. Be quick.
I can keep up for awhile.'
"I didn't know what he meant, but
ran for my life. I could tell pretty
well how to find a dozen or more in the
dark by gropln' about an' In three min
utes had gathered 'em in the lap o my
dress an' run down agen. I could Just
spy him a dark blot out on the mud.
"TIow many? he asked, bis voice
hoarse as a rook's.
" 4About a dozen.
"Toss 'em here. Don't" come too
near, an' shy careful, so's I can catch.
'I stepped down pretty near to the
brim o the mud an tossed 'em out to
en. .Three fell short In my hurry, but
the rest he got hold o somehow.
That's right They'll think egg
stearin' nateral to a low family like
ourn. Now back to your room, un
dress an' cry out. sayln' there's a man
shoutln' for help down 'pon the mad.
When yoa wave your candle twice in
the window, I'll shout like a Trojan.'
"An I did it. Job. for the cruelty in
a fearful woman passes knowledge.
'An yoa rescued en, an he went to"
Jail, for he said 'twas the only way,
an' his mother took it as quite reas'n
able that her husband's son should
take to the bad 'twas the way of all
Toa needn't look at me like that
Fm past sixty, an' I've done my share
b repentin'. "New York Journal.
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The remaining Holiday goods must he sold re
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State of Illinois, I
Rook Island County. I
In the Clroult Court. In Chancery. Fore
closure uenerai sso.
William Atkinson. Helen L. Atkinson.' A. D
Iluralag. John W. Dresden. Peoples N.llonai
Bank, of Rook island, Illinois
Notice Is hereoy Kiven that by virtue of a
decree or said court entered in tne aoove en
titled cause on the first day of November. A. D.
1901, 1 shall, on Saturday, the eleventh day oi
January. A. D 1802, at the hour of two o'clock
In the afternoon, at the east door of the Court
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part or the city or Kock lslna known as and
calif d Coward's eoind addition, except the
westnrty ts i reet ox taia tot. suuatea m tn
city of Rock Is'and, in the county of Rock
island, in the state or Illinois.
Dated at Rock Island, Iillcols, this ninth day
of December, a. D 1101
El win E Parmsnter.
Master li Chancery. Rock Island County, 111.
State of Illinois. I
Rock Island County, (
In the circuit court. At the January te.m.
A. D . 1902.
Aurnsta E Ickson, rfdmp alnant. ts James
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T) the ab;ve named defendant James
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no'.le is hceov given to you that the above
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fated at kocic is' ana, uainois, tcis sa ay oi
Deoember, A O , IM)i.
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Estate of Nancy J. Cool, deceased.
The undersljrntd having been appelated
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Every home completed with a beautiful drop cabinet sewing machine.
Remember factory prices prevail, at
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