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THE ARGKLTS, THURSDAY, MAKCH 12, 1903
Published Daily and Weekly at 16M Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111. Entered at tne
oitofflce aa Second-clan matter.
BY- THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 ccnU per week, weekly,
.00 per year in advance.
All communications of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
inch articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence uolicited from every town
ship in Rock island county.
Thursday, March 12.
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 9 p. in., 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 Bryan 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, five 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 come be
fore the convention.
The several wards of the city are
entitled to representation in said
convent ion as follows:
Iirst ward 12 delegates
Second ward 14 delegates
Third ward 19 delegates
Fourth ward 12 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. .7. W. CAVAXM'GII .
J. P. Sexton. Chairman.
-A pressure recorder attached to the
oarlock of the racing shell will here
after be used to determine the work
done bv each oarsman.
Madison county. 111., has an oil
boom. The fluid has appeared at
Peters Station and the country round
about has grown excited. Four com
panies have been formed to develop
the field and get at the oil.
The ever faithful servants of the
great state of Illinois, who are al
ways back among the home folks in
Rock Island when the political pot
boils, are again favoring the com
munity with the sunshine of their
One of a batch of twenty-five saloonkeepers-
arraigned at Cleveland
this week for violtaing the Sunday
closing law. proved that he kept a
circulating library, and that men
came there to get books, and was discharged.
When the time comesafor the demo
crats to assemble in national conven
tion they will select a candidate for
the presidency and will formulate a
platform of. principles. Meantime no
man is commissioned to say what will
be done, although every man may say
what he thinks ought to be done at
Three factors are at work through
many f the agricultural districts of
the country to break through the
shell of conservatism which has so
long enveloped the farmers as a
class one. the telephone; another,
the rural mail delivery, and the third
and not least, the advent of the daily
paper in his home.
It will astonish the victims of the
gr:p to learn that the bacillus of that
infernal disease is only one-sixteen-thousandth
of an inch in length and
about one-eighty-thousandth of an
inch in width. The general impres
sion during the prevailing epidemic
has-been that the bacillus must be
of At least the size of a sea serpent.
And now they are bumping Quay
again. They say he must have had
some interest in sjome of the appro
priation bills or he would not have al
lowed the statehood bill to be side
tracked in favor of them. That is al
together probable. Or the republi
can leaders may have told him that
he had done all that was necessary.
The reciprocity 'with 'Cuba, the trust
measures, the Panama canal, the
Philippine measure, the financial bills,
and other things, as to which they
did not want to go on xecord, had all
laid to sleep temporarily, at
The American Window Glass com
pany will close clown its Pittsburg
factories and install machines which
will supplant the skilled laborers in
the business. Ordinarily we might ex
pect that there would be a lowering
of the price of glass under the cir
cumstances. Hut what the trust
saves in wages of skilled labor will go
into the trust coffers and will not be
shared with the dear consumer.
It is said tike pope is almost a vege
tarian. His early breakfast consists
of chocolate or coffee, the latter
but rarely. Two o'clock is the din
ner hour, when he partakes of bouil
lon and a couple of eggs cooked in
Uordeaux wine. The pope rarely takes
meat, but is very fond of salad a
dish which does not agree with him.
but. in which he indulges now and
then notwithstanding medical orders.
Supper is served at 10. after which his
holiness retires to his study, where he
often works until the early hours of
With all his numerous staff the
English, postni aster-general has few
servants who can boast such a record
as that of George Wright, a Hristol
postman. In the thirty years and four
months' service he has just completed
he never had a day's sick leave, and
never lost a day's duty until Jan. 1,
1900, when he attended his wife's in
terment, one day's -leave on the
ground of family distress being ob
tained. He never changed a single
round of dutj- throughout this
lengthy term, and was only four
times late to work. His separate at
tendance reached the grand total of
Your great man shines before the
populace in vain without the news
paper. He spread eagles the consti
tution in vain without the newspa
per, lis clarion voice wakes up the
universe in vain without the news
paper. His scientific researches and
achievments are in vain without the
newspaper. His wireless telegraphy
would be an accomplishment of small
merit without the newspaper. His
moving sermons, rattling hell fire in
the faces of sinners, are vain with
out the newspaper. His successes in
every walk of life are vain without
the newspaper. -The newspaper is the
fame-maker of the age. Of course.
some of the fame is cheap, but it sat
isfies the living wearer of the cloak
even though posterity may change it.
New York Press.
There was a very important piece
of news in the papers the other morn
ing. It came from Washington and
related to the fact that the war de
partment had notified the governors
of all the states in the union that it
is prepared to supply them upon de
mand with a stock of "riot cart
ridges." Prosperity being almost
sickeninglv abundant and the trusts
proclaiming that the compact organi
zation of industry is a guarantee
that it will remain for many years,
it is not a little strange that the gov
ernment, at this of all times, should
have deemed it wise to shatter the
precedents of more than a century
and distribute to the governors of all
the states a special "riot" cartrdige?
The Four-Track News, an illustrat
ed magazine of travel and education,
published monthly by the passenger
department of the New York Central
road, will in its April number contain
ait illustrated historical sketch en
titled "The Abode of the Spirit," a
legend of the lower end of the isl
and of Rock Island, and written by
W. F. Eastman, of Moline.
The New Postage 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 lias 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 Hos
tetter's Stomach Hitters, as a pre
ventive against unscrupulous dealers
palming off counterfeit remedies for
the genuine, claiming that they are
"just as good as Ilostetter'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 cousti
pation. Fifty yeqrs of such cures are
back of it. Then don't fail to try it.
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 have stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives of
their victims. For sale by all druggists.
Good for father. Good for mother.
Good for the whole family. Makes
the children eat, sleep and prow.
Rocky Mountain Tea is a family bless
ing. 35 cents. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Xo matter how long you have had
the cough; if it hasn't already devel
oped into consumption Dr. Wood's
Norway Pine Syrup will cure it.
IXew Ar Tear Kidney
Or. Ilobbs' Spsraraa Pills enre all kfdnay 111. Bsm.
Is Irss. Add. bieiHiis Kemsdjr ComCIucmo or U. .
DAILY SHORT STORY
Her Choice of Reds.
ICopyrlght, 1902, by McClure's" Newspaper
Mary Cassell was frosting a cake
by the pantry window. The new min
ister's reception was that evening, and
the cake was part of the Cassell dona
tion toward the refreshments.
Out in the kitchen Mrs. Cassell, with
her sleeves rolled to her ample elbows,
was resting from her labors of prepar
ing a huge dish of chicken salad and
chatting with a neighbor who had run
In. Her maiden sister sat by the win
dow working buttonholes in a white
"Is that Mary's?" asked the caller,
nodding toward the white waist. "Is
she going to wear it tonight?"
"Yes," said the mother, looking In
terestedly at it. -"Awful plain, too, but
fcho would have It that way. Kind of
brldey, I tell her." And she laughed
"Did the minister go to college in the
same town Mary's college was?" asked
the caller, her voice lowering to a
sepulchral whisper which more easily
reached the pantry.
An angry Hush rose to Mary's cheek,
and she stepped to the door and sharp
ly shut'it before; her mother's reply.
Two patches of color began to grow
In the landscape outside the pantry
window. Mary saw them simultane
ous! 3-. One was vivid and scarlet and
grew out of the field across the pas
ture lot. Presently it came and crossed
the fence and became distinctly the
new minister's handsome golfing at
tire. It was fine, knit and ribbed and
had curiously feminine sleeves of scar
let taffeta silk.
The minister carried his bundle of
golf sticks. He came and stood under
Mary's pantry window and besought
her to play. Strange Insight that
should make him sure 'twas Mary!
The other spot of color was red, too,
deep, dull red. But. though It was not
vivid like the other, it caught and held
Mary's attention, , and an answering
iglow of color flamed upon her cheek
like the sunset In the autumn west.
The minister saw It and thought he
had brought it there.
The girl's eyes lifted toward the dis
tant color coming nearer, while she
gravely told the minister she could not
play golf that mornlug.
It was David Halstead's old red flan
nel shirt that glimmered through the
trees. She had known it from the first.
It was open at the throat a little,
showing where the white skin met the
sunburn of his neck. As he looked to
ward the two at the window he grave
ly lifted the large straw farm hat from
a forehead fine in outline where the
damp hair clustered in dark rings.
He thought the color in Mary's cheek
was a reflection from the minister's
red Jacket, and she saw he thought so
and blushed the more.
"You'll be out tonight, of course, Mr.
Halstead?" the minister called joyous
ly. He was young, an. I he was glad to
be here and looking forward eagerly
to the reception in his new, first
"I am not sure," answered David,
the shadow of trouble flitting over his
face. "My mether is not well." Then
he turned away, bowing homage to the
girl at the window.
The icing on the cake hardened per
fectly and did Mrs. Cassell's reputa
tion as a cakemaker high honor. Two
women of the congregation sat eating
It by the window of the Sunday school
that looked diagonally across to the
infant class windows. Their talk float
ed through the sweet night air:
"Yes, this is Mis' Cassell's cake. I
was up there today. She's just fixln
fer their Mary to carry off the minister
with a high hand, and all because
she's the only girl In town has been
to college. As If she was any better
fer that to keep house and be president
of the woman's missionary societies
and sew on his buttons. There's other
girls in Fernwood as good look In' and
capable as she is."
The girl across in the other window,
patiently cutting cake, turned white
with anger, and, throwing down her
knife, she rushed out of the open door
and down the path between the grave
stones of the churchyard.
She ran on down the road after she
had passed the churchyard gate, her
white dress gleaming in the moonlight.
"Mary!" called a voice behind her,
and she heard footsteps. She but ran
"Mary!" came a voice more clearly
now, and she suddenly stopped. No;
that was not the minister.
"David! Is that you?" she asked,
and there was the choke in her voice
he remembered that time they went
wading in the brook years ago and she
got a thorn in, her foot.
"I was going down to see how your
mother is,' she faltered in her col
"Mary, there are tears on your face.
Who are you running away from?"
"From Mrs. Banks and Mrs. Nettle
ton and and the minister!"
"I thought you cared for him," said
David when he could master the great
Joy in his voice, "aud I would not let
old vows stand In your way if you
loved some one else. Mary, he is more
your equal. He is educated and has
a career before him. You know that
It Is too late for me ever to make of
my life what I dreamed In my boy
Thood days. Mary, are you sure?"
"Sure, David sure beyond a doubt!
Do you think my love has not grown
with these years of sacrifice on your
part? Do you think I cannot recog
nize true nobleness? Oh, David, the
new minister is a good man, but I
doubt if he would be capable of giving
up everything that life held dear for
the future to save a mortgaged farm
and care for a sick mother. I made
my choice. long, long ago and will
never change it" And 6he raised to
his a face transfigured by love and
faith. GRACE L. HILL.
DUCKS NUMEROUS, BUT
THEY ARE FLYING HIGH
There are reports of a big flight of
ducks, and they are heard from all
directions. Along the Mississippi riv
er, in the bayous and the sloughs, it
is said, there are indications of a
large northward migration of the
birds, and most of the varieties that
we see at this time of the year are
here, and yet, up to date, there has
been very poor shooting. The birds
are generally flying high, and acting
s though they were well fed and
gun-shy. It is expected that they
will be down within range in time to
give the boys some shooting, but so
far there has been only an occasional
bird within reach of the shot.
Reports from Boston bay and Keo
kuk lake, and contiguous country,
where there are generally good
chances for the blind hunter, are not
numerous at this time, but as far as
lieard from they are showing plenty
of birds, but they are all on the wing
and well up in the air. A little change
of weather, such as we are likely to
get, may give us the low flight that
is needed to make the decoys and
light guns of use.
Taxes for the year 1902 are now
due. Parties having no real estate
will be expected to pay their personal
property tax without delay. The law
in regard to the collection of person
al tax will be strictly enforced if
prompt payment is not made. Office
with S. S. Hull, real estate and insur
nnee agent, room 13, Mitchell & Lynde
building. J. W.' TUBUS,
Chicago. March 12-Followlne are the onen
lug. highest, lowest and closing quotations
a toaay s markets:
May. 7h: 75S- 74: 7.
July, 'i-2H; 72H ; ; f
May, 4?X: 7H: 47H: 4H
July, iili; 44: "J.
May, Si: 31 V. SIX: 84.
July. 34 ;Sl ;31K ;81 .
May, 18 30; 18 35: 18 12 : IK. 17b
July, 17.8j; 17.85; 17.65; 17.07b
Mav, 10.2V 10.25: 10 I J; 10.10
July, 10 15: 10.15; 10 02; 10.02b
May, 9 97; 10 02: 9 90 : 9 9Tb
July, 9.K0; 9.H0; 9.72:9.75.
Rye, Mav 5m: flax, casti. N. W.. Ml
S. W. 1.09. May 1.12b, timothy, March :i 25W.
Receipts today: Wneal 20 curu :37. uts
ivx: hoes lT.ooo; cattle b.oou. sneep li.oon.
Hogs at Kansas City 6.0UU. cattle 3.000;
hogs at umana h.ow. came a.tuc.
Hog market opened strong.
Hogs left over 7 OjO.
Lleht. SB i)5Z7 5 : mixed and butcn
era. 7.2"7.T0: good heavy, 17.2537.75 rough
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steauy.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market sironir.
Light, 16.957.50; mixed and butchers, 17 20
37.70: good heavy, 7.2o&7.7a; rough heavy,
l, i .KO,t.SU.
Cattle market strong.
Beeves R1.75465 hs, cows and heifers t SOBt
i.lj, Texas steers. 13. KXS.4.60, Blockers and
ieeaers ts sua 4. to.
Sheep market steady to strong.
Uog market closed 5c loner than oieninp
Light, 0 SiX'i7.4."; mixea and batchers, 7.15
Cattle market closed strong.
Sbeen market closed steady.
Estimated receipts Friday: Wheat
13, corn 225, eats 190. hogs 15.000.
New York Stocks.
New York. March 12 -The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
So. Pacific 62Si, sugar 122H. c. & A. com. 32.
gas 101,. Henna. 143. B. & O. 9iS. C. R. I. &
f. com43.u. m. & st. r lty, Mannattan hj.v
Pacific Mail Atchison com . 81.. W. U
Tel. Co. N. Y. Central I3v. L. & N.
lis. B.. R. T. 6l. Rdg. com. WVJ. leather
com. 12K, copper 74 . Atcnison ptd. 97-"i. U.
S. Steel pfd ttj. U. S. Steel common 37.
Missouri Pacific 10!, Union Pacific common
coal ana iron 624. trie common a;
Wabash ptd 4H. Can Pacific 12k;s;, Republic
steel common wh. Kepuouc steel piu. t-n
M. K. & T. common 25"4, American Car
Foundry common 39 ; C. & G. VY:
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIOXS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, LIv
Stock. Feed and FueL
Rock Island, March 12, Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery Z5c, dairy 20c
Eces Fresh 15c.
Live poultry Chickens 10c per pound.
hens 9c per pound, ducks l-Hc turkeys lie,
Vegetables Potatoes, 35c to 40c.
Cattle Steers 13.25 to 15 50, cows and
heifers t2.no to C4.50, calves 14.50 to 16.50.
Hogs Mixed and butchers (6.25 to 17 25
Sheep-Yearlings or over, per cwt. 14.00 to
15.00, Lambs per head tt.00 to 16.5-1.
Foed and FnoL .
Grain Corn 43'&45c; oats, 32c to 35c.
Poraee-Timothy hay. f 11 to $13. prairie
HOtoHi, baled prairie 19, baled timothy 112
Wood Hard, per 'oaa .. op 5.50.
Coal Lump., per bushel i3c3.Hc. mine run
13c per bushel, slack, per bushel 7c
H. J. TOHER.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main st
All the news all the time The
10c Per Copy
Get the hits while they
You can keep in touch with the lat
est in jooil music by calling occa
sionally at our store, as we are con
stantly receiving shipments direct
from the publishers who write the
KKAL II ITS. We carry only the best
publications, such as those of M. Wit
niark, Joseph Y. KU rn, Whit ney, War
ner fc Co.. F. A. Mills. Sol lll'inm, Van
tlersloot Music company, and Howley,
Ilavilaiul & Drcsver. The lar-st stock
of the best music in the city at the
1C09-1C09'4 Second Avenue.
Chicago Dental Company
If you are in need of dental work
call on us before going elsewhere as
we can save you money. We use
nothing but the best of material and
our work is guaranteed to be rirst-
class in every respect. II you are in
need of a set of teeth call and our
thin elastic plate. AVe guarantee it
to fit in all cases and when all others
have failed. We never ask you more
than our prices below.
CLEANING FREF. .
Cement fillings 25C
Bone filling . . 2SC
Platinum filling SOC
Silver fillings SOC
Gold fillings, 1 and up $ 1,00
Gold crowns, 4 to 5 4,00
Set of teeth, $5 and up . ... 5.00
115 set of teeth for 1000
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug Store.
M. A TI'S
Fancy Bakery 3nn
is and always was in the hands
Pjpl the people and we are their
servants, and ever ready to
serve you with the most palatable
Goods, Ice Cream,
Try our homemade Chocolate
Dipped Kisses, something new
and delicious. Give us your
trade and you'll not be disappointed.
ALWAYS THE LEADERS IN OUR
iVLatli, Second Av
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
-Kates as low as any
can afford. Your
patronage Is so-litited.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also Manufacturers of Sash, Doors,
Blinds and' Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring of All Kinds.
6ingle and Double Strength Window
Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
111-329 EIGHTEENTH STREET,
VV ing the fin
est and best
hand tail nrn v
that has ever
teen snown 1 n t
this city, the G.
5v H. Special.
Gustaf son & Mayes, t
The New Clothing Store
1714 Second Avenue.
- -.- .9. .m. i
'41 1 V J" 'V "I1 'i' 'I' '1' "A1 WV
I .9. .9. .9. -S). .999
For you to trade with us is plenty of
fancy dairy butter and strictly fresh
eggs. But we also have a few more.
Read the list:
Granulated Sugar 20 lbs.. $ 1.00
Wood man's choice flour per
Buckwheat per suck . . . . 30c
Graham Flour per sack 19c
Kye meal, per sack 32c
live Flour, per sack 36c
Corn meal 15c
Malta Ceres 8c, 2 pkgs for. . .15c
Kalston Pancake llour 2 for.. 15c
Falcon Pancake 1'onr for . .J5e
Corn, 2 cans for 15c, per doz.85c
Tomatoes per can He
10c sack salt 5c
Cal. Prunes, 8 lbs for
Dr Apricots, 3 lbs for
Dr Peaches, 3 lbs for
Dr Apples per pound pkg.
Broken Rice, 6 lbs for
Star Tobacco, per lb
Horse Shoe, per lb
Battle Axe, per lb
Saner Kraut, per al . . . .
Lare Ivory Soap, 2 liars..
Sapolio, 2 bars
Santa Claus Soap, 8 bars . :
Large bottle Catsup, 3 for.
Tiolled,Cats, 8 lbs for."
. . I'OC
. . 25c
. . 25c
. . 25c
. . 33c
. . 15c
. . 1 5c
MAUCKER. CSi TONN,
! Cash Grocers, Cor. Seventeenth St, & Fourth
Old Phone, West 1304. New Phone 5480.
" 1 T 1 - .- - - --- -W I 1 T i I T I T
WE HAVE A STANDARD
By which we yauge every bit if
plumbing work we do. That
standard is exeellenee, and our
many satisfied patrons attest the
full measure of merit and adher
ence to our standard We dn"t
do inferior work at any time, but
charge no more for the superior
CHANNON, PERRY CO.,
nui hunt f imiiii in m i V("r A C H T
Davis Block. Thone 1148.
114 West Seventeenth St.
TWENTY PER CENT DISCOUNT
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, beginnim Wednesday, March 4. All new
spring goods and a large assortment to select from. Call
X on us and see if we can't save you monej
PARIDON (L SON.
'Phones Old Union 213; new 3213. 410 Seventeenth St.
H. E. CA STEEL,
L. D. MUDGE,
H. D. SIMMON,
Central Trust and ..Savings. Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. S100.000- Four rr Cent Interest raid on Deposit
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.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.