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TUB AUGTUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 1903.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1634 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, III (Entered at
the postofllce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
11 per year in advance.
All communications of political or argu
mentative character, political or religious,
must have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed over
Coi respondence solicited from every town
ship in Kock Island county.
Wednesday, April 8.
Well, ve gained one in the council,
The election came very near swamp
ing the interest in our touring president.
The democrats won in the largest
eity in the state and in the state cap
About the meanest thing you can do
to a man is to prematurely congratu
late him on something he does not
possess. George Washington Mc
Caskrin knows about how that is.
That run of an electric car from
Chicago to Aurora, 33 miles in 34 min
utes, was a world-breaking record
trip. It is an indication as to the
possibility of the electric car service,
which, sooner or later, must be gen
eral throughout the country.
There is little reason to doubt that
a really searching investigation of
the post office department will residt
in proving numerous frauds on the
government by employes. It has long
been understood in Washington news
paper circles that "influence" must
be had not only for sales to the de
partment, but also for contracts of
various sorts and rulings of various
descriptions. But such rumors are
not limited to the postoftice depart
ment, and if the whole ground is
turned over there is liable to be a
shock to the nation.
A novel experiment was tried at
Wayland, Mass., recently at the annu
al town meeting. The citizens nomi
nating caucuses were done away with.
. In lieu of these, can Jidats-$ iljice
were put in nomination independent
ly, on the plan that any man desiring
office could file nomination papers if
able, to secure twenty signatures, re
quired by law. By this common con
sent on the part of the citizens all
candidates filing such nomination
papers stand equal chance of election,
and the number of possible candi
dates is limited only by the ability of
men to secure signatures to nomina
President lfoosevelt's speech at '.St.
Paul last Saturday night was in the
line of what he has told the country
several times, that there was no use
talking about hurting the trusts by
tariff legislation, because so many
similar industries which are rivals of
the great trusts, would be injured
thereby. And this to an intelligent
nation notwithstanding that many of
our goods are being sold at higher
prices in foreign countries than they
are at home, and when many of the
manufacturers themselves admit
that there is no longer need of any
tariff, even if there has been in the
past. Mr. Roosevelt is in favor of
curbing trusts but not by anything
that will really injure them.
Friction in the President's Cabinet.
That there is dissension in the presi
dential cabinet can no longer be denied,
according to a story that comes from
Washington. Post Master General
Payne was investigating Mr. Machen,
the superintendent of the free deliv
ery. It was charged against him that
he as an official could not belong to a
coal firm and make contracts for the
"Nay, nay," said Attorney General
Knox, "you must let Machen alone on
Mr. Machen made several trips to
the White House and he stood firm on
the coal contracts. One of Mr.
Payne's officials went to Cuba and
when he came back he told about how
he was maltreated by Shaw's custom
".Remove that man at once," said
Mr. Shaw to the president.
"If you do I'll resign at once," said
-Mr. Payne to the president, or words
to that effect. There was no removal.
Then Mr. Shaw got after the attor
ney general, alleging that he (Shaw)
could appoint people in his own de
partment who could construe law as
well as anybody. The wrangle over
that is still in progress, "but the attor
ney general will win.
Secretary Hitchcock undertook to
dicipline Commissioner of Pensions
. Ware, who is a poet and a personal
. friend of President Roosevelt, by rein
slating a man whom Ware had re
moved. This would have made any
body resign, but they say the presi
dent listened to other cabinet officers
against Hitchcock and Mr. Ware was
' induced to remain. Then, again, Mr.
Shaw started out to remove customs
and immigration officials whom the
pre&iuenic' closest friends in New York
had stood for. Mr. Shaw was up
The president was aghast. If Mr.
Shaw went on putting out Piatt's, De
pew's, Odell's, Litaur's, et al.'s friends
New York might- well be counted out
of the republican column.
Mr. Root is supposed to be using
the president to jerk up Shaw with u
short turn, and he is being jerked.
Mr. Moody, the suave secretary of
the navy, is all right so far, and so
is Farmer Wilson, although people
don't know exactly why he is trying
to prove that certain adulterations in
beef and other foods are all right.
Mr. Knox also appears to be all right
personally, as is Mr. Hay. There is
not much grief in the department of
Mr. Knox hence will have a nice
thing on his hands when Mr. Payne
gets back from the West Indies.
Moral Reform Ignored.
In two successive campaigns have
the people of Rock Island had an op
portunity to express themselves on
the issue of the moral welfare of the
city, and twice have they failed,
through the exercise of the ballot
privilege, to recognize the conditions
that have been so much complained
of. Two years ago the democrats
went before the people of Rock Isl
and on an out and out platform of
moral reform. They stood squarely
on principle based upon conditions
that had aroused general complaint,
but were defeated nevertheless.
The result has been that in the two
years that have intervened the state
of affairs,' locally speaking, has grown
so deplorable as to result in investi
gation and indictment by the grand
This year in both candidate stand
ing on his past record and con
dition, so far as the republican
party was concerned, the people were
again brought face to face with the
issue of moral welfare. The demo
crats took decided ground through
the declarations of their mayoralty
candidate, but again have the people
failed to speak for the removal of ob
jectionable conditions at least, if
they have spoken it has not been
loud enough to be heard.
While it is a fact that democrats
were largely 'responsible for the de
feat of their candidate for mayor
yesterday, and it is not to be disput
ed that a part at least of the ordin
ary republican vote went to Mr.
Maucker on the very issue of moral
reform, yet there must be a more
systematic and pronounced expres
sion where it ought to come from be
fore it can be taken that the people
are as thoroughly aroused on the
vital question involved as they should
LIBRARY BOARD ALLOWS
BILLS AND HEARS REPORTS
The Rock. Island library ."board met
last evening and transacted' routine
business. According to the report of
the librarian, Miss Ellen tlale, the
sum of $3.82 was collected in fines
during the month of March. The cir
culation shown in the report was as
General works 330
Philology '. 3
Useful arts 4fi
Fine arts 18
General literature 105
Juvenile literature 8C8
Grand total 4.024
The following bills were allowed:
Mitchell & Lynde , $38.33
Peoples Power -company 25.00
Rock Island Argus 7.60
A. C. McClurg & Co 22.26
L. S. McCabe 3.39
A. P. Little & Co 1.00
R. Crampton & Co. 1-39
J. M. Buford 13.12
W. C. Maucker . 13.10
Library Bureau 1.00
Union Ice & Coal company 5.25
Dancer of Cold 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.
Good for Children.
The pleasant to take and harmless
One Minute Cough Cure gives imme
diate relief in all cases of cough,
croup and la grippe because it does
not pass immediately into the stom
ach, but takes effect right at the seat
of the trouble. It draws out the in
flammation, heals and soothes and
cures permanently by enabling the
lungs to contribute pure life-giving
and life-sustaining oxygen to the
blood and tissues.
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Riess drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
For Over Sixty Years
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 25
I cents a bottle.
DAILY SHORT STORY
ICopyrlght, 1903. by II. A. Jcnus.
Almost every day one reads of the
"mysterious disappearance" of a well
known citizen, but you have only to
follow the case for a few days to find
that there were good reasons why he
should drop out of sight. There is no
mystery where the man is an embez
zler or defaulter or has become infatu
ated witH an adventuress.
The case of Milo Hastings was one
which hundreds of people pasted away
in their scrapbooks and which scores of
sheriff m and detectives have reason to
Hastings was a young man twenty
three years old, steady and temperate
and serious minded, lie was half own
er In a foundry at Jefferson City, Mo.,
and at the time of his disappearance
was making lots of money and was en
gaged to a handsome girl who would
bring him a fortune.
One day. in June, - 1SG7, he called at
the bank and deposited. $8,000 which
had Just been paid to the firm. He had
a private account of over $12,000 in the
same bank. He owed no man a dollar,
had never had a quarrel with anybody,
and his health was excellent. He had
left the bank at 2 o'clock with a smile
on his face, and up to this hour his
case is an unsolved mystery. lie went
somewhere, but where? He did not go
by boat or train. He did not drive or
ride oh horseback. Fifteen minutes aft
er he left the bank he was asked for
and could not be found. '
The first theory in Hastings case
was that he was involved financially.
The next was that he wanted to evade
marriage. The third that he had been
decoyed to some place and robbed and
murdered. The fourth that he was a
victim of temporary insanity.
Nontf of the theories would bear in
vestigation. It was proved that he
was anxious for the marriage to take
place, that his financial situation was
Al, that there were no particularly bad
men in Jefferson City just then and
that his mind was never clearer and
stronger than on that day.
"Why did he go?" was asked by
thousands and "Where did he go to?"
by other thousands, bnt to this date
there has been no satisfactory answer.
There were. those who held that he
committed suicide by jumping into the
river. For three weeks the stream was
watched and patrolled for a distance of
fifty miles. The search covered every
acre of ground for miles around.
Every highway was traveled and in
quiries made. Thousands of circulars
having his photograph and description
were sent out, and the reward stood for
a year at $10,000. The best detectives
In the country spent weeks on the case
and could not trace him bej'oud the
doors of the bank. First and last over
fifty men were arrested at different
points and held for identification, but
none of them proved to be the missing
man. You will say with others that he
must have gone somewhere and that
some trace ought to have been discov
ered, but the fact remains that nothing
has been learned.
A reasonable theory of the case is
that he left the bank to go aboard a
steamer on a business errand and that
in crossing ( the gangplank or while
moving about aboard lie fell into the
river and was drowned. That his body
was not discovered only shows that it
might have caught fast on 'a snag at
the bottom or floated past the watchers
in the night. .
It is now about eighteen years since
the "conductor mystery" occurred, and
the solution is as far away as ever.
A railroad conductor named George
Hopkins lived in Bowling Green, Ky.
At the age of twenty-five he was mar
ried to a girl of a good family and es
tablished a home. Hopkins was a so
ber, steady man and well liked by all
who knew him. As far as any one
could Judge his home life was all that
could be desired, while his position as
conductor was secure and his salary
He had been married about ten
months when he arranged to build a
house. On a certain Tuesday, after
noon he let the contract to a builder
and entered into certain other business
agreements. He went out at 6 o'clock
that evening, and his wife accompa
nied him to the depot. He spoke to sev
eral people on the train whom he knew,
and there was nothing whatever In his
looks or actions to attract attention.
The train reached Nashville on time.
and 'Hopkins reported and got his or
ders as usual. It was half an hour aft
er the train had pulled out before he
was missed. A telegram was sent back,
but no news of him could be had. Five
different people saw Hopkins three or
four times before his train pulled out,
but no one saw him board any other
train. After a couple of days the detec
tives were set to work, but they never
got the slightest trace of the missing
man. Had he vanished into air like
smoke his disappearance could not have
been more mysterious.
Was Hopkins an embezzler? No.
On the contrary, the railroad company
was in his debt. Had he left his wife
for another woman? That theory was
worked on, but produced no proof. Was
he "off" in Lis head? All those who
had dne business with him that day
scouted tke Idea. He had about $3,000
in the bank at home and not over $3 or
$4 with him. He was a man without
an enemy. Nobody could find the slight
est reason why he should plan to dis
appear, and nobody could see how he
could be deco3ed away and disposed of.
After months of Investigation it was
generally concluded that Hopkins be
came suddenly insane and started off
Into the country, but if so how was It
possible for him to conceal his identity?
Even the farmers for a score of miles
around had his description and would
have spotted him in an instant.
After La Grippe What?
Usually a hacking cough and a gen
eral feeling of weakness, often lead
ing to fatal results after the patient
is supposed to have passed the dan
ger point. Foley's Honey and Tar is
guaranteed to cure tlie grippe
cough" and make you strong and
well. It never fails to stop a cough
if taken in time. Take no substitute.
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 oft 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 drug
Tuesday at 3 p. m.
1000 yards fancy
fctyie3, per yard,
THIRD AVENUETHROUCH TO SECOND
Bosom Shirts 97c
Handsome new Easter
styles in men's fancy
Shirts, sold universally
at fl.25 here they are
Is at it's best just now. Everyone wishes to be a factor in
next Sunday's style show, and if she will select her hat,
suit, wrap or waist from our splendid stocks, her satisfac
tion is assured.
Tailor Made Suits.
Never before such a display at
this store of strictly man-tailored,
stylish garments for Kaster buy
ers. There is a beauty to the suit
styles greater than ever and a most
gratifying lowness to the prices.
Stylish suits of broadcloths, che
viots and Venetians, in fiCl
$13.50 and ltUU
Handsome suits of imported cloths,
plain and novelties, at ir ff
$22, $18 and IO.UU
Foulard silk suits for jg QQ
Very handsomely made and trim
med, fancy taffeta silk f r- ff
suits at $20, $18 and IO.UU
Coats and Wraps.
Stylish taffeta silk blouse
Silk Monte Carlos
Venetian blouse jackets
at . .
Elegant assortment of crepe de
caene, peau de soie, taffeta, Jap
silks aud Pongee, silk waists, all
stjles and colors in the assort
ment, made with cape effects,
drawn work, fagatting and
bauchbalacks, prices up Q QQ
We have just received over 500
belts in newest Easter styles
Crash belts of Peau de Soie and
Taffeta; tailor-made belts, new
postillion belts, belts 'with steel
and pearl slides, new button and
tassel trimmed belts, etc., nr
priced up from fcww
The most, extensive display of
the: latest conceits in Easter mil
linery we have ever made.! Exqui
site flower hats, toques, picture
hats, turbans, etc.. in new and ori
ginal designs- not to be found else
where. Prices always the lowest.
Leave your orders early.
New Easter Ribbon Neckwear
Handsome new effects in ribbon
bows, rosettes," belts, elc.. for hair,
corsage and sashes our own crea
tions a line that is entirely exclu
sive Special Easter values "Tr
ill $1.23, !5c and IOC
75c Colored Taffetas Yard 48c
SOO yards colored Taffetas, a spe
cial purchase, not all colors, while
wektheimees monarch fine
kid gloves Dent's tine kid gloves
specially priced for the Easter
50c" Veilings 25c Yard .
A rare purchase of Kaster novelty
veiling all the latest effects an
importer's full line of samples
exquisite veiling, worth Qr
50c a yard, for faOC
Many veilings worth up to ."2 a
yard, priced from T5c down to 3Sc
The clever conceits that are as
sociated with the Easter thought
are well represented here.
Cute little chickens up from 5c
Natural chickens 25c
Squirrels, larfe rabbits,' etc 25c
Easter cards in big variety, up
New White Waistings Yard 38c
GO pieces of the season's newest
styles in pure white mercerized
shirt waist cottons, beautiful
weaves, bought at much less than
the real value, will be placed on
sale at 3Se yard, while they last
values run up as high as GOc in
this lot all. all, all at, 38C
Perrins Kid Cloves $1.
100 do.en Perrin's make of kid
gloves in their $1.25 quality all
the Easter shades This glove that
stands above all others for perfec
tion of fit, etc.. for. 1 fin
a pair I.UU
Perrin's finest real kid gloves, sold
in many large cities at $2, 1 Ef
here, per pair I.OU
All kinds of potted plants in full
bloom at very low prices. Kaster
lilies are extremely scarce this
year. We still have about 100 fine
plants. Leave your orders early.
Very suitable Kaster gifts a large
variety of titles by famous au
thors,' suitably bound in white
with fancv gold or color finish;
priced very low at 25c
Pretty Bead Chains
and necklaces that will gie an
added charm to the Kaster cos
tume. New Indian Head Chirins $1.25
Ileal coral chains as low as... ISc
Turquoise chains in a variety
of new shapes and sizes up
Fancy pearl chains 62c
Time Now to Think Abovit
We liave 19 different kinds and sizes, Vmt one out
o5 sold will be like tliis cut-it is the size and
kind most people want, made to sell for 1 0 Q C
$17.50. Our price on this size .....
Xiift out ice chamber, for 05 lbs ice: self clos
iuj? drip cup; galvanized iron shelve: re
movable -waste pipe, perfect insulation,
Most economical ice saver made.
Any dealer will tell you that the National is a
first class refrigerator, only it is high priced. You
will find it costs less here than others ask for re
frigerators not so good.
Look at the White Enamel Odorless National Refrigerators.
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? CLOTHING TALK
It's that easy
feeling that over-
takes the man
who trys on one
"G. & M.
special make of
Suits, the best
clothing ready to
wear in the city.
Sold only by
Gusta"f son & Mayes,
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
NO. 94X UNION MADE.
CUAUANTKED PATENT COLT, IW.rcHEU 11 OX SEAL
TOP, COODYEAK YEl.T. SIXCLE SOLE, IX( 11 AM) AX
EIGHTH SMALL MOOX HEEL, XEW CHICAGO LAST
Joe F Schneider, 1712 Second Avenue
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TO HOUSEKEEPERS IS OUK SYSTEM OP SELLING GROCERIES.
HIGHEST QUALITY AX1) LOWEST PRICES, WITH PROMPT DE-
LIVERY SERVICE MAKE IT AX OIUECT POE YOU TO TRADE
$ WITH US. READ THE FOLLOWING:
jEgg' plums, 2 cans
jKorn Krisp, 2 pkgfs
rX. Y. buckwheat, per sack.
Rye meal, per sack
R.ve flour, per sack ........
iGraham flour, per sack
jCnrn meal, per sack
iDried apricots. 3 lbs.
?Dried peaches, 3 lbs
jYeast foam, pk?
Onion sets, per quart
iGranulatetl sujrar, 20 lbs
Rolled oats, 8 lbs. fyr ......
. 25 e
. 25 e
. 7 Vie
Fine peaberry cofTce, 6 lbs.. . .$1 .00
Good Santos coffee, 10 lbs.... 1.00
XXXX coffee, per lb 10c
Santa Clans soap, 8 bars 25c
"Swift's Pride" soap, 8 bars.. 25c
Gold Dust, per pkpr lSc
Sa polio. 8c pk?., 2 for 15c
Larjre Ivory soap, 2 for 15c
Tomatoes, per can He
Kidney beaus, 3 cans 25c
0rn. 2 cans 15c, per doz S5c
Salmon, tall cans 9c
Table peaches, 2 cans 25c
MAUCKER. (3. TONN,
Cash Grocers, Cor. Seventeenth St, G, Fourth
Old Phone, West 1301. New Phone 5489.