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THE ARGTJS, SATIJRDAY,r KOVEMBER 15, 1902.
THE AUG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1634 Second
ATenne, Rock Island, I1L Entered at tne
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Saturday, November 15.
Never before, perhaps, did so many
ride into office on the slogan, "Stand
by the president."
President 15aer sometimes tells the
truth. "The public will have to pay
cxtra," he remarked.
The trusts are every one opposed to
revision of the tariff. There is some
thing' significant in that.
' The democrats will probably insist
upon nominating John I Pickering:
for secretary of state in the next
A man may now travel 25 miles for
a nickel in Chicago, but it is still a
fact five cents' worth won't go a
great ways in that town.
Xo one will object under the cir
cumstances that many of the samples
prepared by the weather department
have miscarried of late.
have been heard from, and the only
ominous cloud hovers over Maine,
where Congressman Llttlefield com
mands four votes for himself.-
The western candidates, however.
are preparing to invade the east and
will try conclusions with Dalzell as
soon as the situation in the west
School children in all the New Mex
ico towns are turning out to greet
the senatorial committee that is in
vestigating claims for admission as a
California officials claim govern
ment land in that state has been ob
tained by fraud. They say mineral
lands have been secured under timber
The three Swedish pioneers in Min
nesota Oscar IIoos. Carl Fernstroni
and August Saudam have just had a
monument erected to their memory
at Xew Scandia, Minn.
A sympathetic public should not
weep because John Y. dates lost $15,
000,000. That amount represents
nothing except (iates profits on the
Saratoga races. He has the profits
of the poker games on two Atlantic
trips to fall back on, to say nothing
of what he "earned" in L. & X.
It would indeed be a great misfor
tune if the president should fail to
get his bear. It would mean twice in
the short space of a few weeks that
an animal by such a name has delied
the nation's chief, and in both cases
the people of the country irrespective
of party have wanted to see energetic
Teddy bring down his game.
The story conies from the presi
dent's hunting party to the effect
that one of the number treed a bear
and then sent for the president that
he might have the satisfaction of
shooting the beast, but that the exec
utive declined to accept the trophy
under such conditions. If this is not
merely the story of the press agent
of the expedition, and is really a fact,
it will do more to awaken admiration
of our sportsman president than the
majority of his acts in political life.
The Detention Hospital.
Elsewhere in this issue of The
Argus apjear the views of the mem
bers of the medical profession in
Koek Island on the subject of the de
tention hospital, apropos of the pur
pose of the city to put the building
and grounds at present designated
for such purposes in suitable condi
tion to meet reasonable emergencies;
The subject is one in which the petn-
pie should be deeply interested, and.
while they may well rely upon the
judgment of the physicians, to whom
method for the care and isolation of
contagious diseases is essentially a
study, yet it would be better if the
public would give more attention to
such matters to the end that the most
intelligent cooperation and support
be given the health authorities; in
dealing with the things which ought
tobe of the most vital concern at all
While there is a difference nf.nnjii-
ion among the members of the medi
cal profession as to the permanency
of the present detention hospital, all
agree in the conviction that the city
should adopt without delay such n
course as will insure to the city of
Itock Island an institution whose sit
uation and environments as well as
nature will meet every requirement
that may develop, both as it affects
those who may be cared for as well as
the public in general.
In a word, as The Argus takes it.
the consensus of opinion among the
doctors is that the place for the treat
ment of the aftlicted should, while
given every safeguard as far as the
general public is concerned, lie so de
signed ami situated as to be as much
of a hospital as possible, and in its
literal adaptation, as little in the na
ture of a pest house as may be.
The Speakership of the Next House.
It looks like a struggle between the
east-and the west, for the speaker
ship of the next house of representa
tives. -.Thus far neither the west nor the
east have ' united definitely on their
champions, but as events progress,
the prospects for a' battle royal be
tween Cannon, of Illinois, and Dal
zell, of Pennsylvania, grows apace.
Cannon's natural strength is being
sorely tested these days by the am
bitions of many men who impugn
upon his territory. His most formid
able rival is Babcock, of Wisconsin,
who has called a meeting of his state
delegation for Saturday " to decide
upon what steps to take. In the
event Mr. Babcock should decide not
to enter actively into the canvass,
the strength of Wisconsin will un
doubtedly go to Cannon. Iowa pre
sents a similar situation. Cannon is
a commanding tignre there, but with
Babcock in the field, he would have to
divide the votes.
The latest complication has arisen j
in Ohio. Congressman (Jrosvenor is
responsible for the statement that
Mr. Burton, of Cleveland, chairman
of the committee xn rivers and har
bors, is preparing to shy his castor,
and has written letters to members
of the Ohio ' delegation requesting
them to refrain pledging themselves
until they hear from him. Burton's
candidacy would affect both Cannon
and Dalzell, as the indications pointed
to a vote divided between them. In
the meantime, a condition of com
parative quietude prevails in the east
where the candidacy of Dalzell has
been well received.
.Sherman and Payne, of New. York,
Newspaper Men in Congress.
The Hearst newspajH-rs will be
pretty well represented in the next
congress. William Randolph Hearst,
promoter of the Xew York Journal,
Chicago American and San Francisco
Kxaminer. was himself elected in
Xew York, and I,ivernnsh, the brains
of Heart's Snn Francisco paper, was
elected in one of the Cudden (late dis
tricts. It is expected that I.ivernash will
make himself heard. The Tacoma
ledger says he is of that "intellectual
variety closely allied to genius." The
Ledger says further of him that "he
has ideas and a command of speech
little less than marvelous. He was at
the capital during the discussion of
the Chinese exclusion bill, and the
ablest advocacy of the measure came
from him as he analyzed and dis
cussed before the senate committee
the need of restriction. For his work,
however. Congressman Kahn, without
the slightest pretense, got most of
It is a grim and yet logical se
quence that Livernash now goes to
Washington to take the place to
which Kahn aspired to be reelected.
About a decade ago, Livernash, hav
ing been subjected to troubles long
continued, lost his mind to such an
extent that for a short time, and in
accord with his own wish, he was the
inmate of an asylum. An effort was
made to use this fact against him in
the campaign. It was pretty low pol
itics, and it did not win. On the con
trary, the very meanness of it served
to help Livernash, and in all probabil
ity caused his victory. Decency in
politics often is a fairly useful element.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Pearl Necklace.
Athletics at Yale.
For the first time in the history of
Yale university a president of that in
stitution has entered actively into
athletics. A few days ago President
A. T. Hartley, as a member of the fac
ulty tennis team, played against the
regular Yale team. IIis side lost by
five matches to three, but Dr. Hartley
defeated his youthful antagonist. He
was attired in conventional tennis
uniform and proved to be ari adept,
winning easily in straight sets. Kev.
Anson Phelps Stokes, secretary of
Yale, was not so successful, and was
badly winded at the close.
Lack In Thirteen
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When you awake in the morning
feeling like .the end of a misspent life,
your mouth full of fir and your soul
full of regret, take Kocky Mountain
Tea. Great medicine. T. 1L Thomas
Young Edgar Desmond, desiring to
move in the swim of society and real
izing tbt without a fortune he mast
be able to make some return for invi
tations, cast about for a method of
doing so. lie could not sing or play on
any musical instrument. He could not
lead the cotillon. One thing he could
do he could work tricks of sleight of
Land. By this means he gradually got
invited to the best houses and soon
found himself in great demand.
One evening Kdgar attended a large
Iall given by one of society's magnates.
He was standing in a room crowded
with people when suddenly he saw a
band passed between two people and
a earl necklace dropied from it into
a fold of n lady's dress, which formed
a sort of pocket. The lady who was
the involuntary roeipout of the jewels
was Miss Rosa Mainwarlng, the daugh
ter of a rich banker.
Now, Desmond was one of those self
contained fellows with an eye constant
ly to business who alwa.ro get on. In
a twinkling he had formed a plan to
turn what he had seen to great advan
tage. A thief hart doubtless purloined
the necklace and for some reason had
been obliged to get rid of it. This rea-
eon was soon explained. Hearing a
commotion in the hall, Desmond went
there and found one of the guests, Holi
ert Chambeilin. a young man of Irre
proachable character, Ix-lug searched
by a private detective for the necklace
which had been momentarily laid oft
in the ladies' robing room ami had dis
appear!. A maid had reported seeing
a man in the robing room when no one
else was there answering to the descrip
tion of ChauilNMlin. Of course the
jewels were not found.
The detective retired in confusion.
Nevertheless the' news of the accusa
tion soon spread, and i'hainlK rlin found
himself in a very unenviable position.
Desmond sought the hostess and said
"If you will permit me to eutertain
some of your guests by a few sleight
of hand tricks. I think I tan add to
the eclat of your ball."
"Certainly, Mr. Desmond. I would
have suggested it myself, but did not
like to trespass on your amiability."
Ten minutes later a number of guests
were assembled in the music room.
Kdgar mounted a platform used for
musical purposes and delighted them
with his magic. Miss Mainwarlng was
in the room, and presently Chamberlln
strolh-d iu. looking very unhappy.
"The next trick," said Kdgar, "I call
'the lost necklace.' Perhaps yon do
not all know that Mrs. Worth has lost
a valuable jtearl necklace this even
ing." A painful constraint fell on the audi
ence. "Magic is worthless if it can't restore
stolen property. In other words, this
necklace is not in the iossession of a
thief, but of an estimable lady whose
Integrity is unquestioned."
The constraint was turned Into a
"Let me see," tapping his forehead
and closing his eyes. "Twice four are
eight, which, being divided by two,
gives four. In a fold of the dress of
the fourth lady sitting in the eigRth
row of- chairs the necklace will be
Stepping down from the platform,
Edgar advanced to Miss Malnwaring
and, putting his hand into the fold,
took out the necklace, held it aloft,
then handed it to the lady who had
There was a clapping of hands, not
very expressive of appreciation of Ed
gar's skill, but of rejoicing at the dis
covery that the whole affair was a
trick. Nevertheless Edgar was blamed.
"That fellow will stop at nothing,"
"Some day he'll get himself in trou
ble with bis tricks," said another. '
"lie had no business." said a third,
"to use any guest for the puriose of
displaying his skill without that guest's
"Have I your pardon," said Edgar to
Miss Malnwaring, "for placing the
necklace with you 7"
Miss Mainwarlng granted the par
don, but with no good grace.
Edgar sauntered away, as though in
different to the effect he had produced,
but as soon as he got out of the room
he hastened to the hostess and begged
her to assemble the three persons in
terested in a private room. When they,
the hostess included, came together,
Edtfar closed the door and said:
"This matter of the necklace was
more serious than is supiosed, and had
I not acted as I did it might have re
sulted very unpleasantly. The neck
lace was undoubtedly stolen, and I saw
a band drop it in Miss Mainwarlng's
dress. Had I revealed the fact there
are some who would have fancied I
wished to screen her and have suspect
ed even so pure a person as she. You,
too, Mr. Chamberlin. would have re
mained under suspicion. By leading
Hie audience to believe that it was a
mere trick both these disagreeable fea
tures have been avoided, our hostess is
spared having had a cloud cast over
ber ball, while Mrs. Worth is repos
sessed of her property. I alone will
suffer with the guests for perpetrating
such a trick."
Every one present looked at Edgar
with astonishment, mingled with ad
miration at bis unselfishness.
When the affair came to the ears of
Miss Mainwarlng's father, he deter
mined at once to avail himself of the
services of a young man with such
great ability In grasping exigencies.
Edgar not only eventually became his
partner, but married bis daughter.
ANNABEL MAUI WRIGHT.
A Fit SaTjJect;; C-
Victim Why do you think I want a
Barber 'Cause you have hairdo
burn. Chicago News.
First Burglar Look, Bill! De lady's
left her di'mou's on de table right near
Second Burglar Dat's good. Let's
go an' see her press agent an find out
wot's in It fer us If we swipe "em.
New York Journal. .'
In After Tears.
Miss Younger Do you believe that
the good die young?
Major Oldum I did when I was a
boy, but I know better now.
No Harm Done.
"Take care, waiter! You are putting
your thumb in my soup!"
"Oh. that's all right, sir! It ain't
very warm. '
Hantty For Something;.
ntnther YVelL this rilncnoncr - racket
is good for something after alL New
York Journal. , ''. v..:'
Lawyer In order to defend you I
must know the whole truth. Have
you told me everything?
Client Everything except . where I
Lid the money. X want to keep that
for myself 1 - ,
Saturday Night, Nov. 15.
Presenting His Greatest Comedy
Special Scenery. Strong Cast,
Miss Dorothy Sherrod
Prices: 11.50, fi.00, 75c, 50c, and 25c.
Sale of seats anil boxes opens Fridav
morning at Illinois Smoker at 9 o'clock.
Oiricticn CttAriBERLiN. Kindt. Company.
Sunday, Nov. 16.
The Comedy Success of Four Seasons
By (ieorge R. Edeson
TWO MARRIED MEN
' Novel Specialties
Nothing But Fun. Reasonable Prices
Prices 25c. 35c and 5Cc. Seats on sale
Monday, Nov. 17.
The Sensational Melodrama
of Modern Life
A Gambler's Daughter
liy Owen Davis, author of
"Through the Breakers,1'
Lost in the Desert," etc
Sweet ami Pathetic, Heart Touching
Prices 25C. 35c anil 53c.
Nov. 17, 8:15 P. M.
Musical Director of
LOMBAlil) COLLI OGK, Galesburg
Mrs. Edla Lund
Miss Edna UKler,
For sale at Lutheran Hook Concern.
KiDRsburVs. Kock Island.
Carlson llros.', Moline.
Thursday Nov. 20.
A dramatization ot Marv Hart well
CatherwooiVs book (bv arrangement
with Howen-Merrill Co). Advance
sale ojiens Tuesday morning.
. Prices 'Tic, 50c. 75c, Jl.00, f 1.50.
f , 1 iw - -" 1 1 y """ 1 1 1 1 "' ' '5
OlHtCTION CHAMBERLIN. K1NOTACOI-IPANV.
Friday, Nov. 21.
WILLIAM A. BRADY
Presents the play of phenomenal
Hv f 'lvde Fitch. F.xactlv as fttven tor 5 months
17 New- York. months In Philadelphia. 8
months in Chicago. Cast of . Complete
SeSic production including the exquiute
orchard of real apple trees. It jtoes stralRht
?o every heart and Is the by-word of every
Prices 2.V. 50c, 75c, SI.
Seats on sale Wednesday morning.
GUSTAFSOW & HAYES
For Men of Taste
The most essential feature ' is liow the
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or you cannot tell until after you buy.
Here it is different. A pattern for
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11 TH-ursda-y Evening. November 20.
A Z A MR E.
A Dramatization of Mary llartwell Catli
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Prices: 25c. 50c, 75c. SI and $1.50
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