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THE AftGUS, MONDAY, FEBRTJARY 23, 1903.
I'll Bz Suited if T Etcy
XXor . values, more satisfaction,
more money's worth than ever.'
Don't run around from store to
Etore, wasting your time. You
will find plenty of Carpets at the
Big Store. This week's specials:
Fine Extra Heavy All Wool Ingrain
yaarTts:... ... . 65c & 50c
Very E?st Tapestry
Did you ever see the extensive line
of Velvet Carpets we are nn
showing at, per yard jJj
Thi3 solid oak, cobbler seat, nicely
designed and beautifully finished
Rocker, we are now making the
very low and special CI QQ
price of V-livO
& Carpet Co.
324-326-328 Brady St, Davenport.
M. A T tfl'S
is and always was in the hands
of the people and we are their
servants, and ever feady to
serve you with the most palat
able Confections. Barkery
Goods, Ice Cream
Try our homemade Chocolate
Dipped Kisses, something new
and delicious. Give us your
trade and you'll not be disap
pointed. ALWAYS THE LEADERS IN OUR
CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, TEX
AS AND POINTS IN OTHER
STATES. THE BEST IN EV
ERYTHING. Homeseekers fvnd Colo-
nist Excursions to West.
. ON THE FIRST AND THIRD
TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH
AT VERY LOW RATES. y
Let me advise and arrange for
II. D. MACK,
Thone West 1268. 210 Eighteenth St.
At first have noth
ing about them to
indicate their true
look like ordinary sores and are usually
treated as such, some simple salve, wash
or powder being used in the hope of dry
ing them up and stopping the discharge;
but while the place may temporarily scab
over, it again inflames and festers, be
coming as bad or worse than ever. After
awhile the deadly poison begins to eat
into the surrounding flesh and the sore
spreads with frightful rapidity. Then the
sharp shooting pains, which distinguish
the cancerous from the common ulcer,
are felt, and the unfortunate patient is
brought face to face with the most dread
ed of all maladies, a cancerous ulcer.
Whenever an ulcer of any kind is slow
in healing it should be closely watched,
particularly if there is an inherited pre
disposition to cancer. Often times a ma
lignant, stubborn ulcer starts from a boil,
wart, mole, bruise, blister or pimple, for
when the blood is tainted and the germs
and seeds of cancer are implanted in the
system, you cannot tell when nor where
the deadly poison is going to break out
S. S. S. cures these cancerous ulcers and
chronic sores, by driving out of the system
all the morbid and unhealthy matter that
keeps the ulcer irritated and discharging.
It purifies and strengthens the - blood,
enabling it to throw off the germs and
poisons, tnus ciiecu
-S ing the further for.
K ' IV V mat inn of cancer
J cells, and when all
g-? J impurities have been
blood and system the ulcer heals natu
rally and permanently.
All ulcers, even the smallest, should be
looked upon with suspicion and treated
promptly before they become cancerous.
S. S. S. is a purely vegetable remedy, a
perfect blood purifier, and an invigorating
tonic. Write for our free book on Cancer.
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We Have It!
No matter what you are look
ing for in the way of fancy gro
eoi'es you will always lin:l it
here. Our line of fruits and
vegetables is the most complete
in the city.
.Celery. Green orUoas.
"ars'fT. Head Lettuce.
Ovster Plant. Eg Plant,
Brusscl -prouts New Peas
Leal Lettuce. Turnips,
Cauliflower. Wax Beans.
Mushrooms, Carrots Beets.
Spinach, Sweet Potatoe,
Spanish Onions, Leek.
Kohl Rani. Pie Plant,
Bermuda Onions, Egg Plant,
Eating and Cooking Apples
Navel Orange. Florida Oranges
Poultry vrd Fish.
Dressed Chickens Fresh Fish
Turkeys. Ducks. Oeese
Canned Oysters. Bulk Oysters
Spring Chickens dressed to order
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Music! Music! Music!
'It's Hard to Call a Stranjrer Mother"
"Sweet Little Mary Ann"
"Tis Best to Forgive and Forget"
Ma Bashful Lou"
'Spares and Strikes"
"The Gay Cadet"
"Ma Bashful Lou"
HARRY L. HAMILTON,
This catalogue is on sale at Bowlbys.
A TALE OF WOE
Many men have to tell that have.
their linen done up at home. At
no private laundry can you get
the perfection of color and the
beauty of finish that makes our
establishment famous, for our fa
cilities are perfect and up-to-date,
and we generally employ only ex
perts that can show such evidence
of their handicraft as is seen on
the superb work done at the
Twelfth St. Fifth Ave.
In the Illinois General Assembly
When the Matter is mat
QUESTION WORSTING THE S0L0NS
la That of Convict Labor, Which the
Labor Unions Are Pushing
Limit of Death Damages.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 23. Commit
tee work will again be the feature of
the session of the legislature this week
and probably the most Important of
this work will be done by the appro
priations committees. There is a dis
position among the members of both
the house and senate committees to get
rid of the primary work on appropria
tions at an early day, in order to se
cure data in relation to the amounts
needed by the state institutions. Thli
data -is necessary in order that the ad
ministration may know what policy it
will have to pursue with respect to the
new appropriations asked.
Method aa to Appropriations.
The appropriations ulready suggest
ed through bills Introduced in the two
houses greatly exceed the amount of
money that the legislature can appro
priate without ruislng a storm among
the taxpayers; and it will be an easy
matter to overstep the limit unless
there is careful supervision of the ex
penditures authorized. For this rea
son the initial action taken on appro
priation bills, by the committees will
be primary, and subject to reconsidera
tion. None of. the regular appropria
tion bills will gt through until nftr
provision has been made for the regu
Action on the Sherman Resolution.
The resolution adopted by the house
committee on appropriations as a sub
stitute for the Sherman resolution re
quiring the state institutions to itemize
their estimates for appropriations is to
be reported to the house this week,
probably tomorrow. It will be adopt
ed and will then be sent to the senate
Sherman is of the opinion that the
purpose of making it a joint resolu
tion was to have it killed In the senate,
or buried in one of the committees of
that body. Representative Lindly says
this is not the case, and insists that he
acted in good . faith in presenting the
substitute. Several members of the
senate have predicted that the resolu
tion will be adopted if it is sent to that
DEATH DAMAGES AND THEIR LIMIT
Labor People Urgent That a Rill Kemov
Ing the Limit Ite Passed.
Springfield. Ills., Feb. A large
number of labor representatives will be
in . the city this week.-, In-addition to
the convict - labor proposition, which
was given a he:iriug bffore the commit
tee on enal and reformatory institu
tions, the labor unions are interested
in several other measures. Among
these are some amendments to the ex
isting milling laws. some of which have
just been indorsed by the state conven
tion of the United Mine Workers and
urged for passage. The bills increas
ing or removing the limit of death
damnges are scheduled for early con
sideration and the lalor people will
ask that they be taken up this week.
It is the genera! opinion that instead
of to remove the limit entirely there
will be a compromise measure increas
ing the limit to $10,000. or possibly
$15,00. The organization leaders in
the senate have signified their willing
ness to pass a compromise bill on some
Strenuous efforts nre being made to
force the bouse steering committee to
make the bill a party question. This
bill, in some shaie or other, almost
certainly will go to the governor, and
quite likely a contributory negligence
bill as well. The labor people are
claiming a redemption of the ante-election
pledges from the Republican as
well as the Democratic members of the
TROUBLED I)Y CONVICT LA IVOR
Strong Demand Made In the Legislature
for Reform Therein.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 23. The
convict labor question threatens the
peace of mind of this general assemr
bly. Union labor, backed by some
manufacturing interests, demands that
something be done now to carry into
effect strict obedience to the constitu
tional amendment of 1880 absolutely
forbidding the employment of convicts
on contract work in competition with
free labor. Representative Drew ex
presses the thought of every member
who has given thought to the subject
when he says that this problem can
not be solved legislatively by any one
man or advocate of a pet bill, but
needs the most careful, earnest and
unselfish attention of everybody who
can be Interested.
Three bills nre now before the leg
islature, all purporting to mean the
end of the makeshift methods now in
vogue of evading the constitution and
selling the labor of convicts to manu
facturers. Whether any one of them
fully meets the condition is openly
questioned. The prison coutractor now
Jhips certain material, say leather ana
findings, to, penitentiaries, aud charges
it up as sold to the state at a certain
arbitrary price. The convicts, under a
form of supervision by the contractor,
work the material into boots ami
shoes. The product then goes back to
the contractor who furnished the ron
terial. and he credits the state witn
It at a certain arbitrary price.
This expedient was adopted
means of getting around the corwtlriii
tiortal provision agahast. contract. la
bor, the bookkeeping being supposed
to show that the state buys the ma
terial, uses it in its own way and. dis
poses of the product on its own ac
count without the intervention of tho
constitutionally Inhabited contractor.
Attorney General Hamlin has said It Is
n makeshift that will not stand in law.
Under this system the Joliet penitenti
ary operates a cooperage plant, makes
chairs and other furniture of rattan,
makes brooms, and boots and shoes.
At Chester there is a knitting plant, a
machine shop, a foundry, a brick yard,
a limestone quarry. Fontiac inmates
make knitted goods, and put together
certain classes of cheap garments and
QUESTION THAT IS TO ME SOLVED
IIow to Work the Convicts on Non-Coni-prtltlve
How to get rid of this system, and
avoid any other system by which con
vict labor Is employed In such a man
ner as to come in competition with
free lalwr, and still letting the con
victs rot in idleness that is the ques
tion. The most insistent demand in
connection with proiosed changes of
system is that machine work by con
victs be abolished. Union labor argues.
In the words of President Menche, of
the State Federatoin of Labor, that re
striction of convict labor to hand work
will go a long way In two directions
toward meeting the situation; it will
permit the employment of u larger
number of convicts for a less amount
of product and so decrease the compe
tition of convict with free labor and
will give the convict work of educative
value against the time when he goes
into the world again to seek employ
ment. It is argued, in relation to the sec
ond named point, that a man who has
learned to make by hand a pair of
shoes, for example, can easily go into
a modern machine factory and make
any part of a shoe on a machine, as is
now required, because he knows the
whole process of making a shoe, while
he has the added advantage of know
ing how to make a pair of shoes by
hand If opjortunity for such employ
ment should come to him.
Restriction of convict labor to hand
work, on the other hand, would prob
ably decrease the profit to the state on
convict labor. It Is contended as to
this, however, that the state must give
up the idea of making money on the
convict if it would grapple with this
whole question, and must treat him as
a public ward, an incompetent, if you
please, the same as it treats a lun
atic. TheChiperfield bill is the longest and
ostensibly the most comprehensive
measure introduced yet an convict la
bor. Its very length and complexity is
sometimes urged against it. The bill
does not abolish the employment of
convicts on machine work. Its strong
est declaration ou that point is that "it
shall be the policy of the state" to use
no more machinery or motive power
other than haiwl or foot power, "than
may appear to be required to success
fully carry this act into effect." Else
where it has clauses which seem to
contemplate extensive use of machin
ery. IlUBIPUnEV TO FIGHT A IJ1I.L
Which Is Expected to Have a Time Kills
Awaiting Senate Action.
Springfield. Ills., Feb. 23. Senator
Juul's bill requiring that administra
tors and executors of estates register
lands under their control under the
Torre ns land title law will come up in
the senate this week on the orde" of
third reading. It is announced that
Humphrey is to oppose the measure,
and there is likely to be a hard fight
over the bill. Its passage is urged by
the Chicago real estate Hoard and is
opposed by the abstract companies.
Other bills which nre on the order of
third reading and ready for Una! dis
position by the senate are as fololws:
Albertson's giving Chautauqua asso
ciations power to appoint policemen;
Humphrey'sproviding that stcnigraph
ers shall be appointed by the judges in
Cook county, only when authorized by
the county board; Gardner's to perpe
trate firm names; McKenzie s to per
mit the investment of trust funds In
stocks and Iwinds; Putnam's to chanjre
the name of-the Asylum for Insurable
Insane to the Rartonville State asy
lum; Humphrey's appropriating $9,000
for a statue to Frances E. Wilhml. to
be placed in the national Satutary Hall
Itsaes n an Election Contest.
Springfield. Ills., Feb. 23. The
house committee on elections has
scheduled for tomorrow the Barclay
McManamnn election contest. It. is un
derstood that the principal contention
of the contestant in this case will be
that McManaman should be unseat
ed on account of a defect in ,the bal
lot, his nam-? having been given a
wrong caption. Fraud in several of
the precincts is also alleged, and it is
urged that several of them be thrown
out. At the last meeting of the com
mittee the case in the Seventeenth dis
trict was dismissed, and only the Bar-
clay-McManaman contest Is now be
fore the committee. McManamnn has
not yet filed an answer In the case,
but he will have one ready tomorrow.
This answer will deny the sufficiency
of the petition and ask that the cast-
take the Ha mo course as that of Its
. fleln for Disabled Seamen.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. "3. A bill Is
to be introduced making an appropria
tion in aid of the proposed home for
dlsabled'seamen of the great lakes, to
be erected In Chicago. Rev. Malcom
McVell rhnnlaln of the Chicago Sail
ors' Mission, has been here in the In
terest of the projected lustlutlon for
lCdncate To or Bowel With Caecrete.1
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation foreren
I9c,asr fciC.iU.uSttw refund monej.
IN HERO'S MEMORY
Rev. Reed Holds Patriotic Ser
vice at First Baptist
MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS ATTEND
Eloquent Tribute Paid to Lives ol
Washington, Lincoln and
Rev. 11. W. Reed, pastor of the First
Rapti.st church, yesterday addressed
the patriotic organizations f the
city at the" morning service. There
were in attendance, the local posts of
the Grand Army of the Republic and
Union Veterans' Union, Woman's Re
lief Corps. Woman's Veteran Relief
Union, Siboney Ray camp. Spanish
American War Veterans, Company A,
1. X. G., and the Second division. Sec
ond ship's crew. X. M. I. The audi
torium of the church was filled to
overflowing bv the members of the
above organizations and' the regular
The decorations for'fhe occasion
were simple and yet beautiful. The
forward part of the church was al
most hidden by large Hags, including
those of the patriotic bodies in at
tendance at the services. Prominent-;
ly displayed were pictures of George
and Martha Washington, Lincoln and
McKinley. Preceding the sermon
there were special musical numbers,
including a tenor solo by David W.
Council, who sang "Ret hlehein."
Dr. Reed took his text from Acts
... j. 'Tii Lh u-lit ,l,..wt
for this man is a Roman." lie began
with a reference to the words that
were on all lips at the outbreak of
the late war with Spain. "Remember
the Maine," and spoke of the citizen
ship that awoke into full life at that
time. Paul was a Roman and could
not be maltreated without giving of
fense to his nation. The .lewi.-h peo
ple from the earliest days have cher
ished a national spirit, and even to
the present, although for centuries
mingled with :1lier peoples, they si ill
cling to the hope of being reunite:! at
Growth of Patriotism.
With Ihis as a prelude the speaUrr
t raced the origin of devotion of Amer
icans to their home and country. It
had its beginning first in the clays
preceding the Revolution when the
valiant leaders of that day aided its
dissemination among the people.
Then during the first great conflict
the sentiment centered in the life and
action of Washington.
From the Revolution to the civil
war a great difference arose between
the people and an estrangement de
veloped that blood alone could wipe
out. The issue hung finally upon the
election of Lincoln, and then during
that awful conflict the sentiment that
finally triumphed centered about the
present. In the darkest hours betook
his burden before his Creator for re
lief. After the civil war came the efforts
at reconciliation ami slowly the. brok
en bonds were made ready for the
welding process. To such men as
Henry Grady, of the Atlanta Consti
tution, and to the editors of the New
Orleans Picayune gratitude is due.
tly having rekindled the spark that
made possible the final result.
Then came the Spanish-American
war, in which the north and the south
were finally and. we hope, perpetually
welded into a mighty nation. Thus
we see that Washington molded the
nation. Lincoln saved it nd McKinley
In conclusion the pastor spoke of
fhe greatness of the United States,
based ns it is upon the loyalty and
rectitude' of its citizens, suid he ap
pealed to the people before him, and
especially to the enlisted men. to live
true lives and do their part toward
the great end of keeping America at
the van among the nations of the
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A runaway almost ending fatally
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Verse.. When Dr. Home announced intention through the columns of this
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