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THE AKGTtS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16M Second
Arenne. Kock Island. 111. Entered at the
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Saturday, February 14.
The course Russia has been taking
toward Manchuria has not been such
as to commend itself to the rest of
the world. But it will be noticed
that Kussia has so far not proposed
From present indications, Oklaho
ma will surpass all the states in rail
road construction in 190:5, as it did in
1902. The work has been goinsr on all
tvinter with a speed of track laying
.lust because Cole Younjjer has held
up stajte couches is no reason to be
lieve that he wOuld not require coach
ing' on the stage. Wi- label this joke
for tiie benefit of our Younger read
The Pennsylvania legislature is con
sidering a bill to compel railroads to
keep passenger cars heated, a mini
mum temperature being fixed. It may
be a good idea and yet the traveling
public has suffered more from over
heated cars improperly ventilated
than from lack of heat. " ,
Residents and property hoklers on
Thirteenth street in Atlanta, (ia.. have
petitioned the authorities to change
its name to Tiedinont Place, explain
ing that the name "Thirteenth" is
somewhat in the nature of a stigma
of popular superstition and is detri
mental to their interests.
Seventeen republicans and thirty
four democrats, a total of 51 senators,
desired to vote for the .admission to
statehood of Oklahoma. Arizona and
New Mexico. Thirty-seen "republi
cans opposed that desire and are fil
ibustering to prevent a vote. The
senate is thus stultifying the policy
Prom present indications Rock Isl
and will next season again witness
some noteworthy additions to its busi
ness buildings, and there are also
evidences of an increased number of
substantial additions to its residence
portion. Prom every point of view
the city may look forward to an un
usually prosperous year.
Ian Maclaren has come out agairtst
what he calls "overeducation." 'in a
recent address before a teachers' as
sociation in England, the writer said
no one ought to "be educated beyond
i his measure and thus rendered use
less for his natural work. On the oth
er hand, no one should fail to receive
that education, however advanced or
costly, which his talents deserve.
Despite the attempts of the admin
istration favorites among the Wash
ington correspondents to discredit
his efforts, Minister liowen, acting
for Venezuela, has brought the bel
ligerent nations of Europe to time
and compelled them to recognize the
fact that there is justice on the side
of the weak. Minister Bowen has
demonstrated that in handling bullies
the shirt-sleeve style is the more suc
cessful. The transmission of motive power
and electrical heat around the world
by the wireless system is given but as
a possibility of the near future. It is
more than probable that Sig. Marconi
has computed the enormous waste of
high-tension energy by campaign
spell-binders and proposes to use our
more recently acquired possessions as
relay stations in the extensions of
The greatest public service a news
paper can perforin is faithfully and
accurately to publish all facts of pub
lic interest. This is not only a right;
it is a dutv. And he who should re
strain the liberty of the press in the
exercise of the right and performance
of the dutv. is an anachronism, a curi
ous survival of an age when manhood
shrunk before tyranny and freedom
was yet a happy dream.
It has just been revealed that the
commissioners of .Cuyahoga county.
Ohio, recently in secret authorized a
court house in Cleveland to cost $7.
000.04)0. -and emp!o3ed an architect at
$70,000. "We said nothing about the
matter to the newspapers because
we didn't see that it would interest
anyone," naively explains one of the
board. That is $2,000,04)0 more than
the congressional library at Washing
In the North American Review for,
February is a noteworthy article by
Thomas-' 'P. Ryan, a southern . demo
crat, on the future of the democratic
party. It presents-' in novel ligh the
idea that agitation for ,a so-called
anti-trust amendment to the United
States constitution is largely engin
eered by the dominant party in order
to hold a club over those great aggre
gations merely to help perpetuate its
own partisan sway. Mr. Ryan's
statement of the true mission of
democracy is in part as follows:
The next democratic national con
vention will consist of 994 delegates.
This total includes the allotment
made at the last national convention
of six votes each to all territories.
ncluding Alaska and the Hawaiian
islands. Of this number 498 will con
stitute a majority, and 603 will be
necessary to make up the two-thirds
required to nominate candidates, un
der the time-honored rule of a demo
cratic convention. The vote of
delegates would constitute more than
one-third of the convention and
would prevent an unwise nomination.
The southern states, including Mary
land, Delaware and the border states,
will have in the national convention
a total of 33S votes. These votes are
sufficient to prevent an unwise nomi
nation. It is obvious, however, that if the
democrats of the south decide to cast
their influence in favor of conserva
tive policies and candidates they will
receive powerful support from the
northern states, and especially from
those of the east and middle west.
The eastern group of states alone,
comprising New England, New York.
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will
have 252 votes in the convention and
with the south would make a total of
590 votes. In order to obtain the re
maining 73 votes required to make
two-thirds of the national convention,
it would be necessary to look to such
states of .the middle west as Indiana
with 30 votes. Illinois with 54, Michi
gan wirh 28. Minnesota with 22 and
Wisconsin with 20. The delegates of
Indiana and Illinois, with those of
the south and east would constitute
two-thirds of the convention and give
overwhelming preponderance to any
policy upon which "those states
agreed. Illinois and Wisconsin, or
the group made up of Indiana. Michi
gan and Minnesota, would also be suf
ficient with the south and east to
make two-thirds. '
Among these policies, a return to
which at the present time would
bring strength to the party, these
may be enumerated:
1. A moderate tariff for revenue,
without prejudice to American in
.2. A sound currency
X Moderation in jMibWc expendi
tures. 4. The restriction of the federal
government in its legitimate func
tions and opposition to the further
extension of its powers over the acts
and industries of the people of the
There has of late been a-n evasion
of the constitution which was but the
first step tn an invasion of it. Noth
ing has happened in 40 years that lvas
given more concern to all thoughtful
men than the usurpation by the exec
utive of the power to interfere be
tween the employer and the employ
ed. Furthermore, it is impossible to
disconnect it from the expressed in
tention to force an amendment to the
constitution for ends wholly' at vari
ance with its spirit and with the in
tent of its framers: ends than which
nothing could ultimately prove more
subservient of the rights of the states
or more destructive of the very foun
dations b fhe government itself. It
will be for the democracy to offer a
determined, persevering and over
whelming resistance to all such tres
pass. Fealty to the constitution and
a p pro per respect to the principles
therein indited by our fathers are a
siifticient guide and inspiration to
Against these new follies of build
ing state socialism." the democratic
party of the union can afford to ar
ray itself with unflinching faith, and
in such a movement the democrats
of the south should be the leaders.
Such an attitude would be in har
mony with the democratic faith of
the past. It would be In harmony
with the best aspirations of the de
mocracy of the future.
In Strangers' Hand?.
Congressman Scott, in a letter to
his Jola (Kans.) Register, tells an in
teresting bit of Washington news.
When President Hayes occupied . the
White House, and Mrs. Hayes banish
ed wine and other liquors from that
establishment, a lot of women com
bined and presented Mrs. Hayes a
large and beautiful inlaid sideboard.
Much of the inlaying was done by
certain artistic young women who
were enthusiasts in the cause of tem
perance, and the presentation was
made the occasion of a great deal of
newspaper talk. Well, this sideboard
was sold at auction recently along
with a lot of other White House fur
niture and junk, and the purchaser
was the proprietor .of a well-known.
beer garden in the outskirts of Wash
ington,' who paid $85 for it. and who
then placed it on exhibition in his
saloon, after filling it with wine and
other liquors. learning of the use
to which the closet was being put,
Col. John R. McLean, went to the sa
loonkeeper and offered him $850 for
it. ihis offer vas 'refused, and then
Col. Webb Hayes, son of the presi
dent, tried to buy back his mother's
present. Hut the - saloonkeeper de
manded $3,000 for it. and the colonel
did not feel that he could afford to
pay so much. The singular part of
the matter is that the sideboard
should have been left behind by Mrs.
Hayes, and t,hat it should lie put up
at auction under the circumstances.
Probably, however, neither President
Roosevelt nor anyone else in authori
ty knew the history of the piece of
DAILY SHORT STORY
Was It a Dream?
E4ward Holmes was packing to go
to his wedding, which was to take place
the next day, when he received the fol
lowing telegram from his betrothed's
Come at once. Lillian Is very ill.
Snatching his handbag, which was
ready, he hurried to the depot and took
the first train. It was 6 o'clock in the
evening In June, that month chosen by
so many lovers in which to consum
mate their happiness, and the foliage
along the route had in it the first
freshness of summer. But Edward
Holmes did not notice it. He was far
away, fearing, hoping. On reaching
N., a large summer resort, he was
Inexpressibly distressed to find that the
train went no farther. He must wait
for one that passed at 11 o'clock. It
was still twilight, and he walked to a
hotel not half a mile from the station.
The house was brilliantly lighted, while
the guests were flitting about in pic
turesque costumes preparatory to a
fancy dress ball. This was no place for
one in anxiety, but Holmes, not relish
ing waiting at the station, took a wick
er chair in a dark corner of the piazza.
There he spent the evening. When
a dance was finished, couples would
promenade on the piazza. Holmes found
it a relief to watch them, and the time
passed more quickly for his miud be
ing distracted till half past 10. Then,
impatient to be again in motion,, he
was about to rise and return to the sta
tion when, glancing aside and slightly
behind him, he saw- what at first he
took for a sheaf of light coming through
a window. Then he noticed that It was
a woman. .Her dress was of white,
though of what material he could not
tell. Looking up at her face, he saw
that it was masked, also with white.
He would have risen, but at the mo
ment he felt a hand rest lightly on bis
A great deal passed through Edward
Holmes' mind in a very few moments.
Who was this girl, for she had the ap
pearance of a j-oung person, and what
was her interest in him? It did not oc
cur to him that she could be a stranger
to him. She must be one of the guests,
some friend of his who had seeu him
when he first reached the hotel and had
sought him out. Doubtless she would
amuse herself with his efforts to dis
cover her identity.
For a moment he sat still. Then, not
withstanding the hand on his shoulder,
he rose and faced his visitor.
"You are" He paused. The form
6eemed familiar, but there was too lit
tle light for him to Identify it. She did
not answer his question, but slipped
her hand within his arm and led him
for a walk, not toward the entrance,
brilliantly lighted, but to a dark end of
the piazza. She did not speak, and
Holmes, whoiwas in no mood for such
an adventure, could think of nothing to
say to her. Hetuougbt pf confiding hi
anxiety to her; but, after all, she might
be a stranger. One thing made him
start. On passing a chink in a window
blind he noticed orange blossoms on her
bead. His own wedding, set for th
morrow would it be a wedding or a
funeral? Would the flowers be orange
blossoms or tuberoses? If it had been
difficult for him to speak to his com
panion before, it was well nigh impos
sible now. A strange dread came over
him. Then during a momentary breeze
from behind a light substance touched
his hand. It must lie a bridal veil.
Was the costume of a bride an un
usual or a common one for such occa
sions? He could not recall in all bis so
cial experience having seeu one. A
strange influence seemed to be passing
from the girl to him. It came in waves,
now happiness, now grief. Whatever it
was, he did not wish it to end. He took
no thought of time, forgetting that he
was waiting for a train to take htm to
She spoke no word, nor did he wish
her to speak. Ills senses seemed to
become gradually benumbed. There
was a mystical mingling of chat, music
and laughter, besides the dripping of
a fountain in the center of a lawn be
fore the hotel. Then the sounds all
melted away together.
Suddenly he was awakened as from a
dream by ax-lock striking. He was still
sitting In the dark, comer, and his com
panion was not with him. He looked
up and down the piazza, but she was
not to be seen. Had he fallen asleep
and dreamed? No; it was all too real.
He arose and strode back and forth to
make sure he was awake. Then he
beard a train approach the station and
knew that he had not time to reach it
lfore it should start on. Hurrying to
the hotel office, he inquired the hour of
leaving for the next train and was
shocked, to hear that he could not get
away from the place till morning.
Who was this girl who had kept him
away from his beloved, lying on a
sick bed and doubtless listening ev"ery
moment to catch the sound of his step?
How could he hare been so affecfed by
her presence as to forget the passing
time? There was nothing now for
him to do but take a room and go to
bed. This he did, but not to sleep.
He rose early and went to the sta
tion. The time came for the train, but
no train came. Locomotives hurried by,
some carrying box cars, and one bore
"What's the matter?" he asked of the
"The train that left here last night at
11 o'clock went down a hundred feet
with a bridge. Every passenger was
When Edward Holmes reached his
destination, Lillian was dead. She had
passed away the night before soon aft
er he reached the hotel. When he tells
of the girl in orange blossoms and
bridal veil, his friends say he was
dreaming. He knows that Lillian saved
him from the wreck.
- A Pake. . .-
Ambling Archie Here I've been sit
tin ou dig fer half -an hour an' de
blamed t'ing ain't moved an inch. New
York Evening Journal.
WifeNow, you won't forget, will
Husband Oh, no; I've got it all
straight a spool of dress lining, half
a pound of ribbon like the sample, a
yard of white thread and three yards
of sugar. Chicago American.
"How much Is in it, Jimmie?"'
"Well. I put In 4 cents twd weeks
ago and 2 cents yesterday, and then
the interest Ml amount to somethin'."
New York Evening Journal.
Once a moonfish was wed
To a snnfish. who said:
I think we. will get a divorce.
I am out all the day.
And at night you're away.
To shine as a matter of course."
New York Herald.
Boilt For HI Job.
How the native waiter" uncorks the
Champagne in the Kongo..
Too Ma nr.
Mrs. Oldnn There was a time, Hen
ry, when you used to chuck uie under
the chin sometimes, but yoti don't do it
'- Mr. Oldun Yes, my lore, but you
didn't have so many chins then.
73he BUR.TIS OPERA HOUSE
Da.venport, Tiesda.y Evening, February 17.
T5he Tri-City Press Club Announces the Special Engagement of 0
Harry De Windt, F. R. G. S. 1
Under the Direction of Matj. J. B. Pond. g
The famous English explorer, traveler and author, who lias lately accomplished a feat that has as- S
tonished the scientific and eom;mereiat worVIs a journey overland
FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK I
Illustrated by over IflO stereopticon views made from photographs while on an expedition through
SlP.EKIA. by special invitation o i
ased opinion of the exile system.
T5he Scientific Event of tKe Season.
The appearance here of JAMES WIIITCOMIJ KILEY and SIU R015EUT 15 ALL, under the auspices of
the Press Club, is sufficient guarantee of the character of this entertainment.
SEATS NOW ON SALE AT ILLINOIS SMOKER. PRICES 50 AND 75 CENTS.
Direction Cmambcrun.Kinpt a Company.
Sunday, Feb. 15.
All Laughs. Happy Thoughts.
In a musical dramatization of that
Famous Funny Magazine,
"Pickings from Puck."
A living picture of "PUCK'S'' comic
characters with the competent
Chorus of Gorgeously Gowned
Hook and lyrics by Clarence Sinn,
Muic by Theodore Northup and
Acknowledged by. the press and pub
., He to be
FI NN I EST M CSICAL COM EDY EYEIt
Prices: 25. ?,r, o0 and 73 cents.
Seats on sale Saturday morning.
Thursday, Feb. 19 .
One Night Only
Gideon's Big Minstrels
In every detail perfection, lu every
feature originality. In every artist
greatness. Completely and suc
cessfully illustrating the triumph of
The greatest aggregation of colored
minstrel stars and Yandex ille artists
ever organized. "." min-trel kings. A
big band. A drum crps and a ' big
PPrices 2.1. P..1. ami .1 cents.
YovTll Find It Here
and Vegetables always on hand,
line of fancy ami staple Urooer-.
ies. A full line of fresh Fruits
and eYgctables alwuvs on hand.
Celery. Green onions.
Parslev. Head Lettuce.
Ovsterl'lant. Egg Plant,
Drussel Sprouts New Peas.
Cauliflower. Wax Beans,
Mushrooms, Carrots. Heels,
buuash. Lireen Ueans
Spinach. Sweet Potatoes.
Spanish Onions, Leek.
Kohl Kabi. Pie Plant.
Bermuda Onions. Kgg Plant,
Eating and Cooking Apples
Navel Oranges, 1'lorida Oranges
Poultry ?vrci Fish.
Dressed Chickens. fresh Fish
Turkeys. Ducks. Geese.
Canned Oysters. Bulk Oysters
Spring Chickens dressed to order
120 Seond Ave. Phone 1031.
Genuine stamped CCC Never sold In balk.
Bewire of the dealer who tries to sell
"something jost as eood."
now Are Tear Kidneys f
Dr. Hobb Bnnrsiros Plllscnre all kidney ills
mX free. Add. bierUns Bemeor Co.. Chicago or N. Y.
Yinte coughs are apt to result in
consumption if neglected. They can
be soon broken up by using Foley's
Honey and Tar. All drtggists.
the C.ar, to visit the prisons of SIUEKIA and give to the world an unbi-
A WOKTHY -SL'i I KSSOi; TO NATHAN HALi: MINTS Til i:
PATIIKTIC FKATI UKS A ROMANTIC D1IAM A OF Ml ( II
STKKNCi- AM) YIIML1TY PKIt.M KATKl) WITH I'.NC
TOIS Hl'MOU AND KFKIXTlYi: .INCIDENTS A l'LAY
FOR STUONO MEN AND FINE WOMEN". .
PRICES: 50 T.". cents and
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
II Tiesda.y. Febvia.ry 17.
George H. Brennan's Elaborate and Artistic
Reviva.1 of T. W. Robertson's
Sparkling Comedy -
PRESENTED BY AN ALL STAR COMPANY
Exquisite Impoited Gowns
Correct Military Uniforms
PRICES: 25c, 50c, 75c AND $1.00.
C'arriases may be ordered for 10:45.
Seats on sale Monday morning.
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Saturday Evening, Feb. 14.
Messrs. Nixon & Zimmerman present
The Ma.rguerita Sylva
Comic Opera. Co.
of 75 people, headed by the' brilliant
and talented Artiste
in George . Lederer's Musical Success,
Under the personal direction of W.
Hook by Harry 15. Smith.
Trices: 30," 75, $100, $1.50.
Seats on sale Friday at the Illi
Special Return Engagement
And his same surpassing company
presenting a new and original play
MY ASA STEELE.
Wednesday, Feb. 18.
ONLY ONE NIOHT
James 11. Wallick presents liis elabo
rate revival of
"THE BANDIT KING"
The greatest modern stape show in
the world with JOHN J. FAU
SEE THE THAI NED HOUSES.
THE MAONIFICENT SCENEIJY.
THE NOYEL KEALISTIC EFFECTS.
Trices: 25. 35, 50, 75 cents.
Seats" on sale Tuesday morning-.