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THE ARQTJS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1G. 1903
THE AUG US.
Published Dally and Weetly at ICS Second
ATenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at tbe
Postofflce aa Second-class matter.
BT THE J. W. POXTEH CO.
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All communications of political or arrnmen
tatlre character, pcUtlcal or religious, most
nave real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip in Rock Island county.
Monday, February 10.
Capl. lvJwin Conn, the noted Arctic
explorer, who is now in lioston, is
planning to start northward from
Tromsoe, Norway, next June.
A woman reformer has dis-covereil
that the life led by telegraph mes
senger bovs is "demoralizing." Does
she accuse them of being fast?
The bottoms are all falling- out of
ihe iret-riclwuiick turf concerns. The
fellows who sjot out from under early
in the ijnine are the ones who are
The neeil of a "rent navy for the
United States exceeds the. need of an
arniv. 1 lie country can make an
army in a few months, perhaps, but it
cannot construct a navy on short no
on foollmll. and
in the lea-islam re
; are making a tight
an effort was made
of the state to pass
to eliminate the ffaine from the
enlirely. The game has not
satisfactory progress in that
Those who are rejoicing- over the
withdrawal of Addicks from the sena
torial race in Delaware miirht take
cognizance of the fact that he has a
very long and strong string to the
condition under which lie shall keep
out of the contest.
.Nicaragua and Salvador are said to
be at war. Mavbe the Central and
South Americau "-overnnieiils do not
provide enough bull fig-Ins for the
populace; or maybe the people haw
tired of ihis amusement as being- too
gentle. Football mig-ht be tried sis a
more effective and more strenuous
trust-busting bills that are to be
passed have now gone through both
houses, and will soon become law
the department of commerce, with its
publicity attachment; Ihe anti-rebate
bill, and a measure designed to expe
dite the decision of cases in the fed
eral courts. In other words, the uro
gram adopted more than a mouth
ago by tlie representatives of some of
the big corporations and the republi
can leadA's has been carried through
without a break.
"It goes without suying that the
trusts haw not been hurt. It is
known to every public man in AYusli
ingtoa that legislation now adopted
will not and cannot have the slightest
effect upon the operations of' the
great trusts. In circumstances which
idmit of frank speaking, no republi!
can pretends to claim that this, legis
lation is anything more than a dress
parade affair. It wus deliberately de
signed to do two thiug-s:
"1. To convince the people through
out the country that the republican
party is not afraid to legislate against
"2. To convince corporation manag
ers aim trust chiefs that the republi
can party may be depended upon not
to do anything that will hurt the bus
"It is perfectly understood among
all classes of people in Washing-ton
that the party leaders set out to per
form this trick of riding both horses
in the trust ring, and the men who
haw engineered the work feel proud
of their skill. They believe they will
ret credit among the people for hav
ing made a fair beginning toward
trust regulation. They know they will
get credit among the trust owners
for being conservative, thoughtful
According to the revised rules of
the. senatorial combine at Washing
ton, a territory is not qualified for ad
mission to the union unless it guaran
tees a perpetual republican represen
tation in congress. In other words,
the constitution doesn't follow the
Hag except in cases of partisan ne
cessity. And still we make faces at a
monarch lal form of government.
Congressman (ioldfogle, of New
York, was towing a party of his con
stituents around the capitol building.
Pausing in the rotunda, he said:
"That is a picture of Washington giv
ing up his commission." One of the
party, a practical politician, observed
regretfully: "I didn't know Wash
ington was such a sucker as to give
up his commission. How much was
New York has a population of 3.
oSj.tCiiJ: Chicago has a population of
l.soo.OOO. New York's area is :;'G
square miles; that of Chicago is I'Jl
square miles. Xew York's street
mileage is 2.572; that of Chicago is 4.
1G3, and yet according to statistics
recently issued in Chicago the ex
pense for the administration of the
chief departments in New York for
the past year amounted to $23,G10.9T0,
while Chicago's expense amounted to
1'resident Koosevelt on horseback
entering the ancient domain of the
Louisiana te'rritory via the Kails
bridge. April 30, lilCKJ. the one hun
dredth anniversary of the transfer
from France to the United States, is
the proposed opening scene of the
St. Louis exposition's dedicatory
ceremonies. Under this arrangement
of the first spectacular number of the
three days" program, (iov. Yates,
mounted at the head of the Illinois
National liiiaru. acting as the presi
dential escort, would relinquish the
honors at the bridge center to (iov.
Dockery. mounted, at the head of a
squadron of United States cavalry and
the Missouri National (iunrd. Won't
1hts be grand?
Congress and the Trusts.
What a farce the present congress
has made of the trust crushing legis
lation is most splendidly shown by
the frankness with which 'Walter
Wellman. Washington correspondent
of the Chicago Record-Herald, tells
of how the men who engineered it are
laughing up their sleeves at their own
clever work in making a big hubdub,
and yet doing nothing to offend the
trusts. Kead what Wellman. the ac
knowledged mouthpiece of the admin
"By the decisive vote of 241 to 6
the house of representatives passed
the so-called Klkins anti-rebate bill.
This concludes the anti-trust legisla
tive program for this session. All'the
That German Tariff.
The new Cerinan tariff, framed bv
the agrarians, in retaliation upon the
I niled States for maintaining prohi
bitive duties against (ierimui exports,
will do more harm to the American
farmer than any one else, says the
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. That
this is not a partisan conclusion i
proven oy the sentiment or the re
publican Lhicajro tribune: "ihe sen
ate is posing as the protector of the
American manufacturing and ngri
cultural interests. It is really one of
the most serious oltiioks the far
nier or the manufacturer has to con
tend with when he enlarges or en
deavors to "en large his foreign trade
or keep what he has."
Germany's principal discrimination
is against American and Argentina
wheat. Kxports from the United
States to Germany in l'.KN) ainountei
to $24 :;.(Mio.0 and in the same period
Argentina sold about $."f.0(M).(lOO worth
ot goods. ilur receipts from tier
many for the same year amounted
only to 105.0M.OOO and Argentina im
ported but $15,000.0110 worth of Ger
many's products. This showing i
not at all satisfactory to the agra
rians of tierniany who propose that
since we will not lower the barriers
to German goods and thus afford a
larger market for her products, she
will retaliate with measures designed
to decrease her imports from Ameri
ca by at least $11)0.000.000 a year. To
accomplish this end she has enacted
a law providing:
An increase in the duty on wheat
which now pays W per 220 lbs. to
$1.7. or about 83.5 cents a bushel.
A reduction in the duties of fruit
packed in barrels or boxes, making
it approximately $2 a barrel.
An increase of 25e per pair in the
duty on shoes.
The reduction of duties on spade
shovels and other articles for use in
A maximum anil minimum tluty on
wheat, the whole beimr $1.:!0 per 220
pounds. The minimum duty will be
made operative only in the event of
the agreement of the two countries
on a commercial treaty.
that the maximum duty will con
tinue to obtain seems a settled fact
as the senate will approe no treaties
looking to a reduction of duties that
would enlarge our market abroad and
relieve the American consumer from
the exactions of trust monopoly.
The duty on wheat as contained in
the new German tariff bill is practi
cally prohibitive and will bar Ameri
can wheat and the American farmer
from the market. This is one of the
notauie instances in which the tar
iff "protects" the farmer. Wisdom
suggests the. removal of the American
duty on wheat and the opening of the
markets of this country to the wheat
of the world. This will not hurt our
farmers but will benefit them in that
it will serve to batter down the bar
riers against American wheat m tui-
eign countries, lhere is nothing to
fear from the removal of the duties be
cause Manitoba w heat is today in com
petition with American wheat in the
markets of Kurope. It is not easy to
comprehend how we shall injure the
American farmer by grinding Mani
toba wheat for shipment as flour
abroad. Liverpool fixes the price of
wheat, which is high or low as the
supply is large or small in relation
to the demand. ..Manitoba wheat, com
petes there with American wheat and
its congestion serves to break the
price. This would be obviated with
free trade. With the markets of Ger
many barred to this wneat ana an
additional duty put on leather which
is made out. of hides, our protective
policy is serving to bring the farmer
Nearly Forfeits nil Life,
A runaway almost ending fatally
started a horrible nicer on the leg of
J. B. Orner, Franklin Grove, HI. For
four years it defied all doctors and
all remedies. But Bucklen's Arnica
Salve had no trouble to cure him.
Equally good for burns, bruises, skin
eruptions and piles. 25 cents, at Hartz
'& Ullemeyer's drug store.'" "
DAILY SHORT STORY
Tickets for Two.
1902. by the ,3
Bod Scott was waitlnghiis turn at the
Pnlhnan window where he wanted a
lows.r" for Chicago. .Just ahead of
him .was a very pretCy girl, . and he
could) not help overhearing the conver
sation!. She, too, was buying a" ticket
to Chicagotand wanted? a berth as well.
She Jiad made a mistake lu tbe
amount necessary tosecure a sleeper,
and wiien.thei ticket seller called for
the additional i$2 she discovered that
her pursewasiempty. Lt was an em
barrassing iositiou for the girl, but
there no -help for it, and 6he took
her railroad ticket and passed on to
the waiting room.
Rod could not help noting the out
come, lit: bought ins own ucuet anu
then saw I the i girl standing in the ad
joining room examining her empty-
His sympathies were aroused; she
lookedv&o forlorn, and he thought of his
own little sister and wondered how she
wouldvfeeltuuder similar circumstances.
That settled it. He walked quickly
toward h?r ajid, raising his hat, said:
'Pardon tue, but I could not help see
ing the trouble you wereln at the tick
et window. "Won't you allow me to be
your banker! in the emergency?"
She lookedfcup at him shyly. He had a
good, honest If ace.
"Oh, tuankjTou; but I don't like"
"Of coursefyou don't," said Rod; "but
I'll give youtmy card, and you can send
the money back to me when you get
Her face 0n-ightened up. "You are
very kind, xly father was to have been
With me, butt was detained at the last
moment. I rthoaght I had all the mone;
I needed to' get home."
Well, I flortunately have plenty,"
saidVKod. "sot let us get the ticket."
. a a 1a. ..... .. 1 . . IL.
Oil course ito saw mat n wus iu mc
same car, nnam was narurai umi iuey
shouVl occupy the same seat.
It wyis all too soon for Rod when the
berths .had to be made up. but he ar
ranged that they should have break
Rod says he will never forget that
breakfast. He? never did know what
he ordered., but he feasted upon a pair
of gray eyes which took shy glances
across the little table. All the time
he wastryiDg to summon up courage
to tell haw much he wanted to meet
Another tiour -and they would reach
their destination, the pleasant tete-a-tete
would be over, and he did not even
know herfname. Rod was getting des
perate. "By the way, do you expect any one
to meet yofci at the station, or may I"
"Oh, yesc papa said he would wire,
eo, you see,tI won't have to trouble you
" "Trouble! I know you don't mean
that. It has been a great pleasure to
me, and I only wish I could"
"Don't say anything more, Mr. Scott.
I am under many obligations to you,
but papa .will .write you when he ro
turns." Poor'Rod! He wanted to say more,
but politeness prevented him from
pressing a matter which he felt might
When the train pulled into Chicago
and he saw 'her affectionately greeted
by an elderly lady, he awakened to the
realizatiomthat his pleasant day dream
Rod was .assistant freight agent on
the B. and 'A. road, with headquarters
at Omaha. He spent a week In Chica
go, and on his return home he found
the following! letter awaiting him:
Dear Sir MJy daughter has Riven me
your card andasked me to thank you for
your courtesy to her when she was re
turning: home. I Inclose draft for $5,
which will reii!urse you for the amount
you expended on her. The general freight
agent of the road, Mr. Fletcher. Is a very
old friend of mine. Kindly remember me
to him, and whenever you are in Chicago
I will be glad to have you call on me.
Yours truly, JOHT H. MASON.
It was astonishing how much atten
tion the Chicago end of the B. and A.
road required. Rod found it necessary
to make weekly trips there, and he
never failed to call and Inquire for
Mr. Mason's health and Incidentally to
accept the hospitality of the Mason
Alice, she of the gray eyes, always
welcomed the guest with such winning
6miles that be thought he was in para
dise. On one such evening she was
singing an old Scotch ballad with the
refrain, "Lassie, could you Io'e me?"
ile stooped over her as she sat at the
piano, and, looking Into the gray eyes
that were turned toward him, he whis
pered, "Alice, dear, could you lo'e me?"
He read his answer there and sealed
it with a kiss.
Six months later a carriage was be
ing driven toward the station. A few
stray kernels of rice still clung to the
The carriage stopped, and the occu
pants went hurriedly to the train
which was starting for the east.
"Oh, Rod, you haven't got the tick
ets!" "Haven't I, sweetheart? When I
travel with somebody, I always make
up my mind that I'll have to pay for
a couple, and so I get them in ad
vance." "That's the meanest thing you ever
said to me, Rod," was the laughing re
joinder, "but you've got to pay for
WILLIAM B. DOUGLAS.
An Absolute Gift.
Cheerem Oh, come! Stop borrowing
Glumey Borrowing? Gee whiz, man,
trouble isn't like money. When I bor
row money, I can forget about it right j
awn v. -Phflfldplnhla Press. I
IF'" "spr II II ' II I H-m&X,, i ,.y
Direction Chan birun. ki not a copipanv.
Monday, Feb. 16.
Special return engagement
And his same surpassing company,
presenting a new and original play
p.y asa stj:j:li:.
LAUGHTER AND LIES
A worthy successor to Nathan Hale
minus the patriotic features a
romantic drama of strength and
tirility. permeated with unc
tions humor and effective' in
cidents A play for strong- men
and fine women.
Prices: 2.",c. 50 c, 75c and $1.00.
Seats, on sale Saturday.
Diriction Chamber lin. Ki not 4L Company.
Tuesday, Feb. 17.
George II. lironnan's elaborate and
artistic revival of T. W. Robert
son's parkling comedy.
Presented by an all star company.
KXQl'lSITK l.Ml'OKTKI) GOWNS.
tOIMMXT M II.lTAlt V I NIFOKMS.
Prices : 25c, 50c. 75c and $1.00.
Scats on sale Monday iinirniiii'.
urtis Opera. House,
Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The Tri-City Press
Club Presents in
(l nder Direction of MaJ. Jamen IS Pond,)
The Well Known Trav
eler, Who will Lecture
on His Journey by Land
to New York
Illustrated by Fine
Scats now on sale at the Illinois
i'rices: oO and lb cents.
DIRECTION CHAMBCRUN.KINOT A. COMPANY.
Wednesday, Feb. 18.
ONLY ONi: NIGHT
.lames 11. Wallick presents his elabo
rate reival of
THE BANDIT KING
The greatest modern stage show in
the world with .IOHX .1. l'AK
SKK T1IK TWAIN KI) 1IOIISKS.
Till: MACS N I KICK NT SCKX KKY.
TIIK NOYKL KKAL1STIC KKKKCTS.
Prices: 5, 05, 50. 75 cents.
Seats on sale Tuesday mornm"
OiRtcnoN Cham beru n.Kindt A-Company.
Thursday, Feb. 19.
One Night Only
Gideon's Big Minstrels
In every detail perfection. In every
feature originality. In every artist
great iies. Completely and suc
cessfully illustrating the triumph of
The greatest aggregation of colored
minstrel slat's and Vaudeville artists
ever organized. :;5 minstrel kings. A
big band. A drum corps and a big
PPrici's :.'.". and 5o t ents.
Copies of Drawings Etc
We are equipped for printing by
and can furnish prints on short notice
at any time. Wo call for ami deliver
prints anywhere in the tri-cities.
rilOXK NORTH 163
W. H. KIMBALL.
Civil Engineer, Davenport. Iowa.
WIIJ.OW BARK130 Dpfc-
TREATMENT phine & Tobacco
Habits. Purely vegetable treatment;
has cured thousands j uas mjurea none.
Incorporated under the laws of Illi
nois. Established over twelve years.
WILLUW tSAKN. LU.,
Vrfis lor uterstur. tUL
"(olden State Limited" pages, in Colors; in
numerable small illustrations. Tells what "going to
California" really means. Describes the newest, finest
and most luxuriously equipped of trans-continental trains
"The (ioldcn State" 4S pages, printed on "India" pa
per. The cover in colors. Pictures on almost every page,
.lust the book you want in order to determine where to
go and how long to stay.
Iloth books are free. In addition, we have folders,
and booklets giving details of our tourist sleeping car
ami limited train service. Call or write.
F. H. PLUMMER,
C. P. A., Rock Island.
S. F. BOYD.
D. P. A., Davenport.
AND LOS ANGELES
To Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and
Puget sound points. Pullman
Tourist Sleeping Cars.
'Phone 1180, C B. 6c Q. Ticket Agent.
Depot Twentieth St. and Second Ave.
is the time to buy t
your winter . . ,
on any winter
Overcoat in the
I Gustafson & Hayes, I
T The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue. 1
Owing to the Rock Island Shoe
Company being no more, we have
decided to close out all Rock Isl
and Shoe Company's makes of
shoes that are on our shelves at
less than the cost of manufac
All $3.50 Rock Island Shoe Co.'s
Shoes, closing out B tZ
. price tJ
All f'.50 Kock Island Shoe Co.'s
Shoes, closing out O C
All f 2.00 Kock Island Shoe Co.'s
Shoes, closing out
All odds and ends of shoes that
are out of style, in 3
lots, 50c, 75c and
This Sale will continue until
March 1st, when all goods not
sold during this sale will be sent
to an auction house in Chicago.
Opposite HaLrper Hovise. C. C.Trent, Mg
jfrjm 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 nn 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 n i in m i n 1 1 1 1 1 tj
f Nothing Better Than :
.iii.i.iiiiwwirwii i I n - ii t
iU i v' 3 Fixture Room
W&J&l' i0,:-.''-ifa- Ki-ht prices.
Call and look through our new
gllpW. A. ROBB & CO., I
18tll Rf-.- Phone West 1533
til 1H I I I I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 i I t T ' 1 1 11 iiiiiiiMut
Dr. S. H. MILLER., M. D. V.
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
Graduate of McKillip's Veterinarj College, Chicago, 111.
Office and Veterinary Hospital
a its Tblrd Annoe. Rock Island, III. Besldenee 1818 Fourth Avenos
Ct Ofllce hours 7 to 8 a. m., I to 2 p. m.. 7 to 10 p. m. Central Phones: Office 140t
" West, Residence K61 Wesw Union. Phones: Office 5707, Residence 5397.