Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, 3IAKCH 10, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1SS4 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at tne
oitoffice aa Second-class matter.
BY THK J. "W. POTTER CO.
. TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
.00 per year in advance.
All communications of political or argumen
ts tire character, political or religious, must
nave real name attached f or publication. No
men articles will be printed oyer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship m Rock Island county.
Tuesday, March, lo.
Democratic Convention and Primaries.
The democratic voters of the city
of Rock Island will meet at their re
spective wards Tuesday, March 17,
from 5 to U p. ill., for the purpose
of nominating? one candidate for ald
erman in each ward and selecting
delegates to the city-township con
vention, and also two ward commit
teemen for each precinct, and such
other business as may be proper to
transact at said meeting.
The basis of representation for the
selection of delegates will be one del
egate for each 20 votes or the major
fraction thereof cast for Rryan and
Stevenson in 1900.
The city-township convention of the
democratic party of Rock Island will
be held at Turner hall, in said city,
Thursday evening, March 19, 1903. at
8 o'clock, for the purpose of nomina
ting candidates for the following of
fices: One mayor,- one city clerk, one city
attorney, one city treasurer, tive as
sistant supervisors, one assessor, one
collector, one justice of the peace (to
Also to elect a chairman of the city
township committee and to transact
such other business as may eonie be
fore the convention.
The several wards of the city are
entitled to representation in said
convention as follows:
First war J 12 delegates
Second ward 14 delegates
Third ward 19 delegates
Fourth ward 11 delegates
Fifth ward 13 delegates
Sixth ward 15 delegates
Seventh ward 13 delegates
Ward committeemen are requested
to issue calls for their respective pri
maries. Ward committeemen will be
expected to serve as judges of pri
maries and to appoint their own
clerks. J. W. CAVANAUGII.
fJ. P. Sexton., Chairman.
1'cople in New York have been ar
rested for smuggling cigars in hay.
Some of the manufacturers should get
their bumps for smuggling hay into
The statue of Frederick the Great
will not be sent to this country until
next year. The feathers of both the
American and German eagles are a
They are not very far behind in
South America. There is an electric
line in the Argentine Republic that
runs sleeping cars in connection with
its passenger service.
The congress which just closed
spent $1,554,000,000. This is about
one hundred million more than its
predecessor. It is mighty easy to let
go with other people's money.
In the senate general deficiency bill
passed last week this item occurs:
"For the suport of the Sioux tribes,
sustenance and civilization, $1.75." "I
don't know about the sustenance,"
said Senator Mason, "but that's all
the civilization is? worth."
A Minnesota editor is responsible
for this bit of homely philosophy: "A
woman has written that a kiss ou the
forehead denotes intellect. This may
be true, but the man who would waste
his time kissing a woman's forehead
when she has the rest of her face with
her, hasen't got any intellect worthy
of more than mere mention."
How long must an anxious universe
await the official reports concerning
the results of the conservative diet of
anticeptical treated food which has
been tested in Washington? Every
body is eager to know whether frugal
meals of disinfected herbs soaked in
boracic acid and other chemicals are
better tonics and afford more satis
factory nutrition than strictly fresh
eggs and fish, chops and cutlets,
steaks and roasts.
A proposition to turn over the cus
tody of Bunker Hill monument from
the Monument association to the state
of Massachusetts has lately been con
sidered by the judiciary committee
of the house of representatives oMhat
state, but it found few advocates in
its favor. The care of the monument
is now largely provided for by fees,
which could not be charged if it
should l:c state property.
The bill to prevent child-labor hav
ing been practically agreed upon the
next most important matter is some
measure that will put all able-bodied
adults to some profitable work. It
is a curious commentary on the pres
ent situation that while it is neces
sary to have a law to prevent children
from engaging in hard work there is
no law to compel a strong and healthy
loafer to earn a living.
lleinrich Petersen, of Chester, Pa., a
few weeks ago was' n motorman on
the electric railroad of that place. He
had lately come from Hamburg, Ger
many. It leaked out that he was a
man of more than ordinary good edu
cation, and had taken that work in
order to keep from starving. Dr.
Spangler, president of the Urinus col
lege of Collegeville, Pa., heard of Pet
ersen, and after making inquiries
about him, appointed him to the chair
of modern languages in the college.
Among the labor measures that a
republican majority has shelved in the
senate are the anti-injunction bills,
the railroad appliance measure and
the immigration bill. It is very well
known who are the opponents of these
salutary measures. They are great
combines, the shipping, steel and oth
er trusts, who are deadly- foes of nni-
measure that is designed to help work-
ingmen. lliey fear most the passage
of the anti-injunction measure, which
would curb the power of federal
judges to issue sweeping injunctions
that deprive laboring men of every
right which the constitution has con
ferred upon them. ;Denver News.
Is Olney a Possibility?
New York World: The name of
Richard Olney, the able secretary of
state in President Cleveland's
has been received with considerable
favor in different portions of
union as a possible democratic candi-
.1 A. -.
oute ior president. The Renublic of
Boston, a weekly paper edited by ex
Congressman John F. Fitzgerald, sav.s
that it is "strongly of the idea that
Mr. Olney will be nominated." nmi
adds that "the opinion of men high
in ine councils of the party in Wash
ington lean strongly in his favor."
Very few presidential candidates
have been nominated from Washing
ton or in recent years from Massa
chusetts. To overcome the objection
that Mr. OIney's state is hopeless for
democrats, the Republic suggests that
if Mr. Gaston who will ao-ain be the
democratic candidate for governor
tins year, and who reduced the re
publican plurality from 71.000 to 37.-
"'' last. November shall be elected
or come near it. next fall, "state
pride" could be depended upon to
carrv Massachusetts for- Mr- l)liv
This is a very formidable "if." it is
a wild conjecture to suppose that the
democrats of the south and west, who
will dominate the convention in num
bers, will look to Massachusetts for
a presidential candidate.
In addition to this, Mr. Olney though
at man of strong intellect and char
acter, is not well calculated by tem
perament to arouse any personal en
thusiasm. It will be remembered
against him that he did not as attor
ney general make a record as a prose
cutor of trusts. His letter to the
World in support of Mr. P.ryan in
J90O, in which he called McKinlev a
"syndicate president," was, however.
ine DOKiesT. uitterest ana most ef
fective arraignment of the plutocratic
influences in control of the republi
can part j- and of its imperialistic
tendency that appeared during the
camnaiirn. It eertnintv nnnlifipil Mr
Olney as a democratic candidate, alike
on the ground of regularity and of
Mr. Cleveland no doubt has a "warm
side" for his former cabinet officer.
Mr. Rryan appreciated his support.
Though not a probability, is he not an
The Question of Wealth.
President Eliot savs it is "a terrible
misfortune to be born rich" and Mr
Carnegie declares "it is a tlisgrnce-to
die rich." says the Rockford Star,
There is one man who does hot be
lieve cither of these propositions. He
is Mr. Rockefeller. He is not only
the richest man in the world but is
growing richer every day,' hour, m;n.
ute and second.
Mr. Rockefeller not only adds to
his wealth but keeps all the additions.
To be sure he gives to education but
he has a system whereby his gifts
do not deplete his hoardings. He
makes the people pay for his contri
butions. His system is to raise the
price of oil. When he gives a million,
more or less, to the Standard Oil Uni
versity of Illinois he takes it from the
pockets of the people.
Mr. Rockefeller is called a shrewd
business man. He is more than that.
He is a great philanthropist who
makes the people pay for his philan
thropy. Anything Goes.
Several towns in Virginia and Mary
land are reported as being impressed
and agitated by the action of a cer
tain E. S. Ruttes. who styles himself
"The Cowboy Evangelist." These
towns are in the throes of "getting re
ligion by the cowboy route." Buttes
appears to be a highly original per
former. In order to bring home to
his congregation the fearful sudden
ness with which the devil may seize
a man and gather him in before he
realizes his condition, Buttes in the
midst of his harranjrue, or sermon,
whips out a lariat from underneath
the pulpit and, throwing it into the
audience, lassoes some nnrepented
sinner around the neck "Hundreds
are being converted by this means,"
says the veracious chronicler, and
"Brother Buttes is winning great
fame by this novel manner of roping
in the unrepentant." It used to be a
mark of genius among the cowboys
of the frontier to shoot the bootheels
off . the tenderfoot in order to excite
their astonishment and fear. Why
don't "Rev." Buttes also try this meth
od of shooting religion into his hear
ers. A liariat solo, punctured by re
volver shots would no doubt add to
the sensation, and fill the hearts of
the bystanders with awe. Anything
goes in these da3's with "evangelists"
of the Buttes sort.
Again the Grip.
Once more the indefinable but un
mistakable disease known as the grip
has 'become epidemic in the United
States. The health officers of Chica
go state that one person out of evers
ten in that 'city are suffering from
"the heavy eye, the torpid brain and
leaden limbs that mark the victim."
These same 'officers give the follow
ing advise as to how to best avoid the
disease: "Keep out of the way of
contagion, isolate grip patients, avoid
excess of living and exjmsure. If at
tacked never struggle to go on with
work, but go to bed at once ami send
for a competent physician."
There is no doubt as to the conta
giousness of this malady. The germ
has been isolated and studied. It is
taken into the system through the
air passages and finds in the-mucous
surfaces a lodging place and an excel
lent incubation ground. The weather
for the last few days has been such as
to promote 'the sjyread of this malady.
It is one of the most insidious of all
diseases known to medicine. It is not
nearly so fatal as pneumonia, but it
very often undermines and destroys
the strongest constitutions and leaves
the victim, even though he may re
cover, incapacitated to bear the same
burden of work and responsibility
that he carried easily before.
C. F. (iaetjer to Charles T. Spickler,
w'o. nw'i, 22, 17, 2w. $9,000.
C. Gregerson to A. L. Martensen.
e'o, sw4, and w'.. seVi, 3. 20. 2e, lot
1, seVi, It sw,4 . . 2e, tract
by metes and bounds, eV, 3. 20, 2e, $1.
A. .1. Nelson to M. II. Dillenheck,
1)1,4, sw'V'j. 1G. 17, 2w, and nw4. se,
10. 17. 2w, $.:oo.
Gottlieb Beck, ,7r., to John Beck,
ny2, n'v, 10, 10, lw, $9,900.
Margaret McGee to Henry Tappen
dorf. lot 0. block 1. M. Schnell's First
add.. Rock Island. $S70.
Rouse C. Ileeren to Charles G.
Walthers, se'i. ',. 33. 19. 2e, $2,000.
Otto Bruhn and Charles Bruhn to
Belle Taxman, w', lot 14, block 3.
Bailey Davenport's Fourth add.. Hock
Is la nil, $750.
John Beck to George W. Simmon,
ws. sw'Vi. 5, 10. lw, $5,000.
Hugh K. Curtis to W. E. Bailey,
tract by metes and bounds, mv4, 2,
17, 2w. $2,290.
11. Wittenberg to GustatT F. John
son, part lot 1. block 2. I). M. Pru
den's add.. Rapids City, $120.
March 9. William F. I.etsch to X.
August Johnson, tract by metes and
bounds, sVL. "eVi. 33. IS. 1 and tract
by metes and bounds, se4. 03, IS, ie,
March 7. .John A. Miller to John C.
Korb, e',., w. nw',, and e1,, w'j.
w1), and w S acres, seVi. se'i, 0, 17,
L. i:. Beeves to L. A. Schmidt, lot
42, Mixter's sulxliv., outlot 24. 35. IS,
John F. Holm to R. S. Woodburn
and E. A. Kempster, sw4, 13. 19, 2e.
Lawson MeKntire to Florence Bray
shaw. et al.. n;. se'J. 24. 10, 3v. $1.
W. H. Patterson to W. W. Long, eVi.
lots 3. 4, 5. 0 and 7, block 1, Tavlor
S. I. Ash to Jerry Croonley. lots 14
and 15. block 1. Reynolds, $2,000.
O. M. Bisant io Myra A. Smith. wa.
se. 0, 17. le; ne'i. sv' . 17. le. $1.
Moses H. Tuttle to William Beatty,
s"'4' 5. 10. lw. $1,200.
Frances P. Hoyt to A. L; Marten
son. eVi. sw4. ami se4. 3, and lot 1,
2, 20, 2e, $11,250.
The New Postare Stamps.
The new series of 2-cent stamps
now in preparation will have the
American flag as one of its? designs,
supplanting the photograph of Wash
ington which has appeared for so
many years and with which we have
all become so familiar. Another
stamp that has become very impor
tant is the private die stamp placed
over the neck of each bottle of IIos
tetler's Stomach Bitlers, as a pre
ventive against unscrupulous dealers
palming off counterfeit remedies for
the genuine, claiming that they are
"just as good as Hostetter's." Don't
accept any such imitation, especially
if you value your health. The genu
ine bitters will positively cure loss of
appetite, nausea, indigestion, belch
ing, headache, dyspepsia and consti
pation. Fifty years of such cures are
back of it. Then don't fail to try it.
Dang-er of Colds and Grip.
The. greatest danger from colds and
grip is their resulting in pneumonia.
If reasonable care is used, however,
and Chamberlain's Cough Remedy tak
en, all danger will be avoided. Among
the tens of thousands who have used
this remedy for these diseases we have
yet to learn of a single case having
resulted in pneumonia, which shows
conclusively that it is a certain pre
ventive of that dangerous disease. It
will cure a cold or an attack of the
grip in less time than any other
treatment. It is pleasant and safe to
take. For sale by all druggists.
Pneumonia Follows a Cold
but never follows the use of Foley's
Honey and Tar. It stops the cough,
heals and strengthens the lungs and
affords perfect security from an at
tack of pneumonia. Refuse substi
tutes. All druggists.
bow Are Tear Kldaeys ff
DAILY SHORT STORY
His Balance Wheel.
ITerbert Ilathaway was a very bright
fellow. lie was not only bright, but
practical. Before be was thirty he
had accumulated a snug little fortune,
and since, to use a paradoxical expres
sion, no one feels so old as a young
person he concluded that his work
was finished and that he would re
tire from business and devote himself
to travel. He got no farther than
Florence, Italy, w hen he met an Amer
ican family and fell in love with one
of the daughters, who was studying
art. He spent a winter there winning
ne thing aud losing another. What he
won was Kate Spencer's heart; what
he lost was his fortune. A part of
each day he was with Kate, either in
her studio or gadding. In the even
ings after 11 o'clock he was always at
a club, where he developed a passion
for gambling. It was there that he
dropped his accumulations.
One spring morning he borrowed suf
ficient means from his prospective father-in-law
to take him back to Amer
ica. This was a disappointment both
to himself and to Kate, who had prom
ised to be his wife. But llerlert was
plucky and luid plenty of confidence.
He told Kate that three years at most
would see him as well off as lie had
been when he reached Florence. Spur
red on by love, he went to work iu
earnest and was lucky enough to re
gain all hejiad lost. Two years after
his departure from Florence he re
turned there to claim his bride.
TIcrlert." said Kate, "suppose your
old habit of gambling should come
back to you. We might have to wait
two years more, and papa says that
every time a man begins over again
it is much harder. You might never
make another fortune."
"Xo. thank you; no more gambling
for me. Let us be married at once and
go for a trip to Egypt."
"Remain in Florence just long
enough to test your resolution. Then
it shall be as you desire."
A few evenings later Kate proposed
that she and Herbert should amuse
themselves with a game of cards, with
out a stake, of course. ' Herbert rather
objected at first. Cards had the same
effect over him that drinking at a soda
fountain might have over a drunkard.
They were liable to kindle u desire for
the real game. Kate urged him, how
ever, and he consented. They had not
played long before Count Gullemo Ma
riiil, a friend of the Spencers, came in
and was invited to take a baud. He
did so, but soon began to yawn, then
proposed that they play for a small
stake to make the game Interesting.
A paul was quite enough. A flush
came to Herbert's cheek. Kate was
watching him to see what be would
do. He looked at her to see what she
wished him to do. To his surprise,
"To play for U little stake like that
is no harm."
In half an hour the game had grown
to such proportions that Kate with
drew. As soon as she had left the ta
ble the other two not only raised the
stakes, but raised the limit. Kate took
a seat at another table, tck up a book
and began to read, now aud again cast
ing a troubled glance at her lover. At
11 o'clock the count proposed to end
the game, but Herbert insisted on go
ing on. Inasmuch as he had lost nearly
half of his fortune. Then the count
proposed to adjourn the sitting to his
club. To this Kate objected and told
them either to cease to play or contin
ue where they were.
At 1 o'clock Herbert begged hi3 fian
cee to go to bed. She declined. At 2
she asked how the game stood, and
Herbert told her that he iiad lost near
ly everything he possessed. At 3 he
excitedly announced that he had re
gained three-quarters of his losses.
Then he proposed to double both stake
and limit, to which the count consent
ed. At 4 Herbert had but a thousand
dollars in tlie world. Kate got up from
her seat, went over to the table where
the two were playing and looked at
the game. Herbert, who was betting
high, won $2,000 on one hand and lost
$3,000 on the next. Taking out a pen
cil, he figured his losses and found that
he had nothing left. lie looked up at
Kate piteously. They must wait till
he had made another fortune. But it
was not this that caused the greater
suffering. It was that the passion for
gambling had him again in its toils.
Kate put her arms about him.
"Herbert," she said, "when you pro
posed to be married at once and. visit
Egypt I did not believe the plan was
advisable. It is plain that you must
be at work in. order to refrain from
gambling, for you know that when you
are busy you have no temptation to d
so. If you like, we will be married to
morrow, or, rather, today, and go at
once to America, you to take up youc
business as soon as you arrive."
"Signorina," interrupted the count,
"although I am a close friend of your
family, it is not meet that I should
be present at this Interview. Permit
me to settle accounts with you, and I
.will withdraw. As your agent I have
succeeded very . well. I should not
boast, for, though I rarely play, I am
considered the most expert player at
my club. These memoranda, all sign
ed by Mr. Hathaway, foot' up $153,000,
.which, with the amount you gave me
to risk, makes in all $153,023."
Herbert Ilathaway, who had by this
time taken in the situation, threw bis
arms about his fiancee and sobbed.
"Kate," he said, "without you I am
useless to myself or any one else; with
you I may always be successful."
At 10 o'clock a wedding couple, the
bridegroom rather sleepy looking, call
ed at the American embassy and were
married. At 1 o'clock they took a train
for Calais, thence to New York.
Herbert . Ilathaway never touched a
card fcgain, ROGER T. UOWELL.
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 that hate stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives of
their victims. For sale by all druggists.
Chicago Dental Company
If you arft in need of dental work
jail on us before going, .elsewhere as
we can save yotl moneyi' We use
aothing but the best of material and
our work is guaranteed to be first
class in every respect. If you are in
aeed of a set of teeth call and b.e our
thin elastic plate. We guarantee it
to fit in all cases and when all others
have failed. We never ask you more
than our prices below.
Cement fillings 25C
Bone filling 2SC
Platinum tilling S0C
Silver fillings S0C
Gold fillings, $1 and up 1.00
Gold crowns, 4 to 5 4,00
Set of teeth, $ 5 and up 5.00
$15 set of teeth for 10,00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug Store.
m A Ti'S
Fancy Bakery 2nx
is and always was in the hands,
of the people and we are their
servants, and ever ready to
serve you with the most palat
able Confections, Backery
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
Math, Second Av
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
Eates as low as any
can afford. Your
patronage is so
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental New York
Agricultural New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago, 111.
Union Ins. Co Philadelphia, Fa.
Rockford Ins. Co Bockford, 111.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. Kockford, ill.
Office, room 3i Buford block. Kates
as low as consistent with security.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also Manufacturers of Sash, Door,
Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring of All Kind.
Single and Double Strength Window
Glass, Tolished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
111-329 EIGHTEENTH STREET,
Gustafson & Mayes,
4 The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue. -f
Tr r- vnii tr trnHp
fancy dairy butter and strictly fresh J
eggs. But we also have a few more.
Read the list: J
Cranulated Sugar 20 lbs..fl.00
Woodman's choice Hour per
Buckwheat per sack :50c
Graham Flour per sack l'Jc
Rye meal, per sack. 32c
live Flour, per sack 36e
Corn meal 15c
Malta Ceres 8c, 2 pkgs for. . .loc
llalston Pancake Hour 2 for.. loc
Falcon Pancake flour 2 for. . loe
'' Cfcrn, 2 cans for 15c, per doz.S5c"
Tomatoes per can 11c
10c sack salt 5c
MAUCKER. (EL TONN,
$ Cash Grocers, Cor. Seventeenth St, 6v Fourth Ave J
Old Phone, West 1304. New Phone 54S9.
Davis Block. 'Phono 1143.
TWENTY PER CEHT D1SC01T,
To open the season we have decided to make a dis-
count of 20 per cent on any paper in the store for the
next two weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 4. All new
spring goods and a large assortment to select from. Call
J on us and see if we can't save you money. J
5 PARIDON (El SON.
Thones Old Union 213; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
H. E. CASTEEL, L. D,
Central' Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. 100.000- Four Per Cent Interest raid on DeponlU
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates. J
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
U ll I I I I lfUflltHHttHH I H imitiifimttHH
Tmr are show-?
ing the fin
est and best
been shown in
this city, the G.
6v H. Special.
ii nn linn aHi ::
with nc ? -r1t-ifr rf
Cal. Prunes, 8 lbs for 25c
I)r Apricots, 3 lbs for 25c
Dr Peaches, 3 lbs for
Dr Apples per pound pk.
Broken Rice, 6 lbs for
Star Tobacco, per lb
Horse Shoe, per lb
Rattle Axe, per lb
Sauer Kraut, per gal
Large Ivory Soap, 2 bars. .
Sapolio. 2 bars
Santa Claus Soap, 8 lars. .
Large bottle Catsup, 3 for.
. . 25c
. . :5oc
. . 15c
. . 25c
Rolled Oats, 8 lbs for 25c
By which wo gauge every bit f
plumbing work we do. That
standard is excellence, and mir
many satisfied patrons attest the
full measure of merit and adher
ence to our standard. We don't
do inferior work at any time, but
charge no more for the superior
114 West Seventeenth St.
MUDGE, II. B. SIMMON,