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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1902.
Published Daily and;wely at 16M Second
Avenue, Bock Island. I1L (Entered at the
Postofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cenu per week. Weekly,
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tative character, political or religious, mnat
hare real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed orer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Bock Island connty.
Tuesday, October 14.
Clerk Supreme Court,
.lOHX L. PICKERING.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
AXSOX L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITII,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative Fourteenth Dis
trict, TIIOMAS A. MARSIIALL.
For Representative Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM R. MOORE.
For County Judge,
For County Clerk,
GEORGE XV. HEXRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
. Fighting Rob Evans is sailing up
and down the Chinese rivers and
making remarks that would set them
on fire if they were flowing with oil.
Perhaps if Littlefield believed therjr
was going to be any republican
speakership next time he would
bounce his boom along more vigor
ously. That Paris which was aflame over
Capt. Dreyfus half a decade ago did
not know him in the Zola funeral
march on Sunday. Times change and
the gay city forgets.
?ttie republican party, "Which 'has
legislated in favor of trusts and mo
nopolies, is hereby reminded that if
it is going to settle the coal strike
it will have to do it before March
4 th. 10O.-.
Congressman Candler, of Missjssip
pi. takes active interest in religious
matters. He has spoken from several
Washington pulpits, and while at
home luring' the summer holds re
There is anthracite in Pennsylvania
lots of it. There are people who
know it and are willing to pay rea
sonable, even unreasonable prices for
it lots of them. The people are pa
tient but they are going to have some
of that coal.
"We want protection that leads to
free trade. Hut when is it to lead to
free trade? It is when our so-called
infant industries have become giants,
and demand not only the markets
of the world, but a monopoly of the
home market, through tariff protec
tion, secured through powerful lob
bies at Washington and beavj cam
paign contributions?" Portland
Oregonian,- March 7, 1890.
Saltan's Endearing Expressions.
The sultan of Sulu is instructive in
some respects. For instance, the or
dinary expressions of endearment for
one's wife or ladylove-sweetheart and
clear have no place in his vocabulary.
The sultan does not call his wives
Mrie. .lane. Sweetheart or Dear. He
is more sentimental. He calls on;
Scent-of-Lilies, another Dancing Sun
beam, another Song-of-Xightingales,
another Whisper-of -t he-West -Wind,
and so on.
This Philippine custom is particu
larly interesting in that it is suggest
ed by the St. iouis Republic that it
might be adopted by American sweet
hearts and married folk. Wives might
be excused for calling their husbands
Morning-Smile and Red-Tip-on-the-Xose,
while husbands might please
Iheir with such endearing titles as
Husbands, wives and sweethearts
may experiment in accord with this
suggestion and import something be
side trouble from the Philippines.
Pickering Popular With Germans.
- "Die Sonne," the only . German re
publican daily in Peoria,-- and -very
influential, recently referred to the
candidates on the democratic and
republican state tickets for clerk of
the supreme court in a manner very
complimentary to the democratic
candidate. It said:
"Among the correspondents of the
big- St. Louis and Chicago papers,
who are in the city for tomorrow's re
publican demonstration, special atten
tion is attached to John L. Pickering,
representing the St. Louis Republic,
because of the fact that 'he is the
democratic candidate for clerk of
the state supreme court. Pickering
enjoys a great deal of popularity
throughout the "state, not only among
demiK-rats, but also among- republi
cans, and will get many a vote from
his republican opponent, Chris Mam-er."
"Why is a Trust L.Ike a Klrer?"
President Roosevelt in one of his
speeches, having drawn a comparison
between a trust and a river, a contrib
utor to an eastern paper is moved
to offer a few reasons whvn trust is
like a river which our honored presi
dent neglected to mention: 1
It looks on the level, but it isn't.
It is always next to the bank.
There are sometimes a great many
bluffs along the way.
Some are a "dam site" worse than
There is a lot of water in some of
Its course is strewn ,w;ith,.wrecks.
It flows through many communities
It is usually rather crooked.
It floats bubbles nicely.
The big fish in it gobble, up, the
It runs smoothest where the waters
It abounds with "rocks."
Suckers are numerous.
It takes an awful frost to stop it.
lieware of running the rapids.
Trusts are like rivers.
Dam the trusts.
The Japanese woman does not black
en her teeth under any mistaken idea
that It makes her attractive; she does
it to make herself unattractive. Her
husband is supposed to know her val
ue. If he doesu't, he divorces her. He
makes no provision for her, and she
has no d.fry from her family. But a
divorced woman In Japan nearly al
ways marries again. She brings noth
ing but a . gentle and obedient slave
and takes nothing away with her but
the same valuable commodity.
The reason why lower class women
receive more consideration from their
husbands than their upper class sis
ters Is that they are capable of earning
their own livings, which Japanese la
dies are not. So thoroughly is this rec
ognized that a lower class woman di
vorces her husband If she Is not satis
fied, a thing which never happens In
the more select circles unless the wom
an is an heiress, when the husband Is
of as little consideration as a lady. It
la only when she has no brothers that
a Japanese woman may expect money
from her parents. If they hnve only a
daughter to leave their money to, the
son-in-law has to take her name and
The Salt In tbe Ocean.
: The ocean was once merely brackish
and not salt, as it is now. This was
when the earth was In its first youth
and before there was any land show
ing at all or any animal life in the wa
ter. At this time the water was grad
ually cooling from its original state of
steam, and the salts were slowly un
dergoing the change from gases Into
solids. Then came the appearance of
land and, later on, rivers, which grad
ually washed down more and more
salts, while at the bottom of tbe ocean
itself chemical action was constantly
adding more brine to the waters. At
present it is estimated there are in the
world's oceans 7,000,000 cubic miles of
salt, and the most astonishing thing
about it is that if all the salt could be
taken out in a moment the level of the
water would not drop one single inch.
Limited the Kditlon.
The late king of Prussia once sent to
an aid-de-camp. Colonel Malachowsky,
who was brave, but poor, a small port
folio, bound like a book. In which were
deposited 500 crowns. Some time after
ward he met the officer and said to
"Ah! Well, how did you like the new
work which I sent to you?"
"Excessively, sire," replied the colo
nel. "I read it with such interest that
I expect the second volume with impa
tience." The king smiled, and when the offi
cer's birthday arrived he presented him
with another portfolio, similar in every
respect to tbe first, but with these
words engraved upon It:
"This book is complete in two vol
umes." Oat of Death's Jaws.
"When death seemed very near
from a severe stomach and liver trou
ble, that 'I had suffered with fur
3'ears," writes P. Muse, Durham, X.
C, "Dr. King's Xew Life Pills saved
me and gave perfect health." Best
pills on earth, and only 23 cents at
Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug store.
Mother Gray's 8weet Powders
For children. Mother Gray, for years
a nurse in the Children's Home in
Xew York, treated children success
fully "with a remedy, now prepared
and placed in the drug stores, called
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for
children. They are harmless as milk,
pleasant to. take and never fail. A
certain cure for feverishness, consti
pation, headache, teething and stom
ach disorders, and remove worms.
At ill druggists. 25c. Sample sent
free. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le
Roy, N. Y.
We sat at the table together.
She cast a shy glance over at me,
She certainly looked like an angel;
Oh, Charley! Please order me Itocky
Mountain Tea. .
T. II. Thomas pharmacy.
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D AILY SHORT STORY
The Departure of Si.
ICopyright. 1902. by C. B. Lewis.
When I was recruiting in 1SG1, SI
Jackson presented himself for enlist
ment, lie was as homely and slab sid
ed as if he had been cut out of a swamp
log with a wabbly saw. I tried to get
rid of him, but couldn't, and be be
came a soldier.
Then began the struggle between Si
Jackson and the United States of
America. The United States demand
ed obedience on the part of Si, and Si
demanded that he be allowed to paddle
his own canoe as he thought best. He
was reprimanded, sent to the guard
house, bucked and gagged and pun
ished in various other ways, but he
called the bluff every time. They were
ready to court martial him when we
marched away to fight the first battle
of Bull Run, but he escaped from ar
rest and joined us on the field and
was the only man in the regiment to
reap any honor. Single handed and
alone he captured the only Confeder
ate prisoner taken in that fight and
marched him back to the Potomac.
Our captain tried to make SI believe
that he had done his whole duty and
could go home with flying colors, but
SI wasn't on the go. On the contrary,
be was in the guardhouse again the
day after turning his prisoner over.
It has always been a mystery to
the thousand men of tbe Fourth Infan
try how SI Jackson detied the United
States and held his own. In the two
years he was with us he put in nine
tenths of his time in tbe guardhouse.
Four different courts martial sat on
him and sentenced him to prison, but
for some reason the findings were al
ways revoked. A huudred different
times be was threatened with being
drummed out, but the threat was nev
er carried into execution. He was ex
amined by the surgeons and his dis
charge recommended, but he beat them
at the game. He was sent Into the en
emy's country with the hope that he
would be captured, but he always
squeaked through. He was sent with
the teamsters with the hope that the
mules would end his career with their
hoofs, but not a foot ever reached him.
He'd fight, and fight well, but he would
not obey orders. During those two
years he never drilled a single time or
had a spade in his band. He never
stood sentry for an hour, and If he re
mained on picket it was because he
When Si had been defying the Unit
ed States for two long years, be be
came discouraged. The load was be
coming too heavy for him. There were
also nimors to the effect that the next
court martial would land him at the
Dry Tortugas to drag a ball and chain
behind him. Obstinate and mulish as
he was, he realized that one man
couldn't hope to beat military disci
pline forever. He hadn't been worsted
yet, but it might be a good thing to
quit while honors were even. SI Jack
son's first decision was to quit and his
second to leave the service in a blaze
of glory not soou to be forgotten.
Those of us who were watching him
noticed that he had something on his
mind, but were far from suspecting
what a programme he was mapping
out. To the west of our camp of 6,000
men was a corral holding 3,000 mules
and horses. The G.000 men were occu
pying about 2,800 tents. The guards
about the corrals afterward remem
bered seeing Si hanging about for two
or three days, but his plans were not
suspected. At the western side of the
inclosure were hundreds of bales of
hay and bags of oats and corn-for use
of the animals, and the hot sun, bad
dried the bushes until they were like
One night Si was ready for his fare
well. It was a moonless night, with
the wind blowing strong from the west
and signs of a storm at band. He had
no goodbys to exchange and very little
to pack up. It Isn't at all likely that
a kind word at tbe last would have
altered his plans In the least, but no
kind word greeted his ear. On the
contrary, the captain, who happened
to run across him, squared off and said:
"See here, SI. I've got mighty tired
of all this, and I'll give you the
straight tip that If I can't get you out
of my company I'll throw up my com
mission." SI only grunted In reply, and half an
hour later he was preparing his sur
prise party. lie dodged the guards of
the western side of the corral and
brought up among the hay, and five
minutes later a big flame was rising
from the bales. It needed but the smell
and sight of fire to stir up a panic
among the horses and mules. In three
or four minutes they were circling
around the inclosure In a mad mob.
with shouts of alarm from all the
guard Twice the mob tore around
the big field, squealing, kicking and
neighing, and then It headed for a spot
on the eastern 6lde, and the fence went
down with a crash that could be heard
a mile away. The fire caught the
bushes and followed the horses, and
tbe horses dashed straight upon the
camp. A thousand tents were knocked
down and a thousand men injured,
while two or three hundred of the ani
mals came to grief. This was only
half of Si's plan, however. The fire
swept up to the corral fence, and the
flying sparks set the first tents on fire.
It was like touching fire to powder.
In ten minutes the 6,000 men were
tentless, with the great heaps of com
missary stores burning, and more than
500 soldiers were singed and blistered
in fighting their way through the
"There, darn ye, I'm ready, to go!"
said Si Jackson as he looked down
upon the scene of the calamity he had
brought about, and he went. Whether
he went north, east, south or west no
man knows to this day, as he was
never heard of after that night.
Professor Edwin Ray Lankester was
sitting in his office In tbe Natural His
tory museum, London, when he was
visited by an elderly woman, evident
ly from the country, who carried a
parcel which she handled with the
most exaggerated care. She was in a
state of great excitement and ex
claimed: "I've got two of 'em."
"Two of what?" Inquired the pro
fessor. "Two 'awks eggs." replied the wom
an. "I'm told they're worth a thou
sand pounds apiece."
The professor, much Interested, looked
at the eggs. "These are not auks' eggs,"
"They are 'awks' eggs," said his vis
itor. "My son Joe fouud em."
A light dawned on the naturalist.
"The kind of eggs which are so valu
able," he remarked gently, "are the
eggs of an extinct bird called the auk
"Oh, hauk!" said the woman. "I'll
pay out that 'Enry Obhouse as told
me It was 'awks eggs as was wanted."
And she went away."
A Clever Pickpocket.
In Tarls two police officers recently
got upon the track of a pickpocket
They surprised him in the act at the
omnibus bureau and followed bim in
hot pursuit. He was a thin, poorly
clad young fellow. In the Ruo Itoche
chonaut, however, he suddenly disap
peared. Judging that he had slipped
Into one of the houses they set them
selves to watch for his reappearance.
The thief in the meantime had entered
a bathing establishment, and after a
refreshing bath entered the box of an
other bather and calmly clothed him
self in the smart suit ho fouud there,
then passed proudly and peacefully
out before the very eyes of his pur
suers. The climax of humor came
when the other bather, arrayed In the
rags of the pickpoeket. was grabbed by
the officers of the law at the door and
dragged off to the station house. With
some difficulty the situation was ex
plained; but the pickpocket is still
Make the Moat of Tonr Gifts.
Personality has done wonders with
both heredity and environment. It has
made moderate gifts accomplish mar
velous things. Men with moderate
gifts, by patient and persistent appli
cation have put to shame the splendid
ly equipped, who have indolently frit
tered away their patrimony. Out of
the most untoward surroundings men
have found their way to the grandest
achievements. The boy from the log
cabin has outstripped the boy from the
palace. The barefooted boy has out
stripped the boy of pampered indul
gence. The plodder has outstripped the
genius. The tortoise has passed the
hare. Whether a man be richly en
dowed or moderately endowed, bis suc
cess will depend on the use he makes
of what God has given him. Independ
ent. 1 Spoke KiHrtii Experience. i
A man who tries to uphold all his
statements with the prop of personal
experience is pretty sure, sooner or
later, to find himself In difficulties.
"What kind of posts should you say
I'd better have for my piazza?" asked
a summer resident of the oracle of
"No," was the Instant reply; "not
'less you want to pay for poor stuff.
Git pine. Tine will last you a hundred
"Are you sure?" asked the summer
"Sure!" echoed the oracle. "I never
state a thing without 1 can prove it.
I've tried 'em both. Tried 'em twice
on my south porch, I tell you!"
Ways of the Statesmen.
Many years ago, when England was
engaged in foreign complications, the
first lord of the admiralty sent Admiral
Codrington a dispatch which was most
peaceful as far as it appeared before
the public. He told him not to take
his ships into action and so forth, but
In a corner he wrote this short private
note, "Go it, Ned!" And Codrington
went to Navarino and smashed up tbe
Same Old Story.
"Wonder why the grizzly bear isn't
exhibiting himself today?" said the
African lion gently.
"He's laid up. The tortoise bit him."
replied the lioness.
"Well, that's what he gets for fool
ing with a shell game." Colorado
Not Alvrara Hard.
"Yes, he swindled us," said one of
the victims, "and we considered him
such a perfect gentleman; he had such
a gentle, suave way about him."
"Proving," remarked the other, "that
the way of tbe transgressor is some
times soft." Catholic Standard and
Lucille But he has no imagination.
Ilortense He hasn't? That's where
you wrong him. Why, he thinks there
are fully a dozen girls In this town
who have hearts that be broke all to
pieces. Chicago Record-Herald.
"The singer has made great strides
In the profession, hasn't 6he?"
"Yes, indeed. Formerly, when she
received an encore, she sang; now she
usually smiles." Town and Country.
Those Girl Friends.
"I had a proposal last night and re
"You are always thinking of the wel
fare of others, aren't you, dear?"
Ohio State Journal.
A German botanist has ascertained
that one use of the movements of
leaves on sensitive plants is to warn
off small creeping Insects. .
Cloth hats are very popular.
Long, loose coats are the thing for
Camel's hair and felt as a trim
ming for shirtwaists are to be much
used this winter.
'I he slot-seamed garment is very
popular and will be seen in fall ma
terials of all kinds. -
Don't wear your pocketbook on the
side but right in front, letting it dan
gle from the belt pin.
A large white full bow at the back
of the neck makes an exceedingly
dressy finish and is, very stylish.
The narrow band of black silk hook
ed about the neck with the decolette
gown is taking the place of the neck
lace. The large pearl buttons used so
muc h on the shirtwaist of the sunime
will play an important part in th-
trimming for winter waists.
Among the fashionable shirtwaist
materials are liberty sa'tin, taffeta
silk, velvet, corduroy, cloth, French
flannel, velveteens and Argentina
' A great many stick pins are worn in
the hair and the large celluloid pins
extend out in warlike fashion at the
end of the hair as it is braided nnfl
worn low in the neck.
The salt and pepper suit fashion
able at the present time will soon be
come common as the manufacturer
are already making this material in
the cotton and woolen fabrics.
The yoke effect will prevail thi
winter the same as in the summer
just passed, Below the yoke the dress
is full. In fact the tight effect at
the top with the flare at the bottom
is the rule.
A neat fall shirtwaist is made as
much like a man's shirt as possible.
It has the soft turned down collar
and is full both back and front, with
two little pockets on either side and
the waist is stitched in white.
The popcorn pillow is something
new. (iet a piece of gingham larg-.
enough for any sized pillow desired
with large blue and white blocks
then puff every white square so lhat
when all are raised a mass of white
appears on top which much resem
bles popped corn. The effect is very
The little nick-nacks such as bows
for the hair and waist, fancy belt
and stick pins, neck ribbons, pocket
hooks, etc., play an important part
in woman's make-up and without
which there is a lack of chickness.
The bow will still be used for a trim
ming this winter. linws of lively
odors with a sash of black velvet
should be a part of every girl's ward
robe. The shoe-string belt is becoming
popular in this city at last. In the
early summer it reached the common
stage in Ohio and that region. A
summer visitor from Ohio first ap
peared with this belt in Rock Island,
and since then it has gradually been
adopted by others. This "new" belt
is n change, for the summer just past
produced few strictly new girdles
The shoe-string belt is inexpensive
and easily made. The common width
requires 10 strands and when braid
ed together in pure white or mixed
with other colors makes a showy ac
cessory to woman's togs. The strings
cost from 13 to 25 cents according to
quality. Anyone can braid them,
and there is just now a popular fad
with the girls of this city.
Only a Very Few Published.
It is not possible for the proprie
tors to publish more than a very few
of the numerous letters received in
praise of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy and tell
ing of its remarkable cures. They
come from people in every walk in
life and from every state in the union.
The following from T. XV. Greathouse,
of Prattsburg, Ga., speaks for itself:
"I would have been dead now but for
the use of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy. It cured
me of chronic diarrhoea after seven
years of suffering. I can never say
too much in praise of that remedy."
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Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines tnat have stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives
of their victims. For sale by all
It's a mistake. to imagine that itch
ing piles can't be cured; a mistake to
suffer a day longer than you can
help. Doan's Ointment brings instant
relief and permanent cure. At. any
drug store, 50 cents.
Shewas sitting up with a sick man,
Xo professional nurse was she,
Simply sitting up with her love-sick
Giving him Rocky Mountain .Tea.
T. H. Thomas pharmacy.
Dew Are Ytir Kldaeys f
Pr Hobbs' Bpsrwms Plllseareall kldoeylUs. Ssra
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"Everybody Knows the Boys"
with $2.00 added will be the price for
round-trip tickets to most points in
and practically the entire country west
of St. Paul and the Missouri River.
These tickets will be sold only on
October 7 and 21.
They will be limited to 21 days.
. Than every day during October we shall
have one-way tickets on sale to Salt
Lake City, Ogden, Helena, Butte, Spo
kane and the Pacific Coast at greatly
reduced rates $31.00, for instance,
Rock Island to Pacific Coast.
For particulars about tickets, for
sleeping car berths, fo'iers, etc., kindly
write or call.
FRANK A. HART. Pass'r Agent C. B. a Q. Depot
512 Telephone 1180.
SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER TO
CALIFORNIA COMMON POINTS,
Granting stop-overs at certain points.
SEPTEMBER 16, OCTOBER 7-21.
For full information inquire of
II. D. MACK,
'Phone XV. 1268. 210 Eighth St.
KIH'C IAS BALM
Easy anil pleas
ant to use. Con
tains no injurious
drug. It is quick
ly absorbed. Gives
relief at once. It opens and cleans
es the nasal passages. Allays inflam
mation. Heals and protects the mem
brane. Restores the senses of taste
and smell. Large size, r0 cents, at
druggists or by mail; trial size, 10
cents, by mail.
56 Warren Street, New York.
Estate of Ellen Welch, deceased.
rtaa uaderaigned bavin oeen appointed ad
olnlstrstrix of the estate of Llien Welca,
lata of the county of Rock Island, state of 1111
oota, deceased, hereby Rives notice that sae
will appear before the county court of Rock
Island county, at the county court room, la tbe
slty of Rock Island at the December term,
on the first Monday In Lecembernezt, at whico
use all persona baring claims against said
atate are notified and requested to attend, tor
be purpose of haying the same adjusted.
AU persons Indebted to said estate are re
inasted to mka Immediate payment totta
Dt tbte 4-h da of October. A. rt I9C3.
Johamkah Couohus, Administratrix.
The Home of StylisK
Our new assortment of Men's
line Overcoats, suits, trousers
are now on display and em1oly
all the latest ideas and choicest
'!.' productions from the very
liest looms. These makes can
be : found only at the new
V clothing store ami at the lov
est possible price. "
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
-Rates as low as any
can afford. Your
patronage is so
licited. Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co. . . . . ; .Newark, N. .7.
Continental New York
Agricultural New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago, 111.
Union Ins. Co Philadelphia, Pa.
Rockford Ins. Co Rockford, 111.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. Rockford, 111.
Office, room 3, Buford block. Rates
as low as consistent with security.
It's Quality That Counts
In Coal it's quality that makes
heat, it's quality that retains it, it
is quality that makes possible
consumption of 90 per cent of
the combustible part of it, leav
ing a light, clean ash; lastly, it's
quality that lessens your fuel
bills you're not paying for dirt,
refuse or unburnables. The coal
we handle both hard and soft de
serves all the good things we and
our patrons say for it. A ton will
talk as loudly as a carload.
E. G. FRAZER
Telephone 11 S3.
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Special attention given in de
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