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TUB ARGUS, THUI? S DAY, APRIL. 9. 1903
Published Daily and Weekly at 1884 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, III. Entered at
the postofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE JT. 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 6uch articles will be printed over
Coi respondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island county.
and Cape Colony in 1902, $245,000,000
in round terms, against $170,000,000
These statements of the rapid
growth of the imports into South
Africa are especially interesting in
the United States because of the rap
id increase of our own exports to
that part of the world. Exports from
the Lnited States to Africa have
grown from $3,000 000 in 1802 to $33,-
000,000 in 1902, and in the seven moths
of the fiscal year 1903 for which re
ports are available are nearly $3,000.-
000 in excess of those of the corres
ponding months of the fiscal year
Africa seems likely to prove, at no
distant day, a better field than South
America for exporters of the United
States. To South America 'our ex
ports grew from $33,000,000 in 1892 to
$3S,000,000 in 1902, an increase of $.,-
000,000; while to Africa, our exports
grew from $3,000,000 in 1S92 to $33,-
000,000 in 1902, an increase of $28,000,-000.
Thursday, April 9.
They are getting good in Brooklyn.
The police recently raided a progres
sive euchre party.
In his ruling in the Wabash injunc
tion proceedings at St. Louis, Federal
Judge Adams has simply declared that
the laboring man is the equal of his
employer in the eye of the law.
Southern cotton mill owners are
hoping that their interests will be
benefited by the strike in New Eng
land. Perhaps southern competition
must hereafter be considered by New
England, cotton mill companies and
their help when considering the ques
tion of a strike.
Among the postoffices of the United
States there are seven Pierces, fif
teen Eoosevelts. seventeen McKinleys,
twenty-nine Adamses, and as many
Jelfersons, Madisons, Jacksons, John
sons, (i rants and 'frarrields, thirty
Washington's, thirty Monroes, thirty
one Lincolns and thirty-two Cleveland;.
Twenty-six German titles are worn
by American girls who have married
abroad, and 20 English peerages have
been won by similar alliances. There
are three French duchesses and five
French countesses of American birth.
Seventeen Italian noblemen and six
"Russians of title" have laid their
coronets at the feet of American
brides. Holland has two baronesses,
American born; Havana, one count
ess, and the sovereign princess of
Monaco closes the list.
J. 1. Morgan believes there is no
foundation for the talk of an impend
ing business depression. He admits
that large amounts of "undigested
securities" may be on the market,
but he holds that they represent
sound values. What are "undigested
securities?" Are they the securities
which Mr. Morgan has sold to other
people, but which the purchasers have
not yet been able to sell to anybody
else. or they securities which even Mr.
Morgan has not succeeded in selling
Mayor Johnson's Power in Ohio Pol
Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland,
is a monarch in Ohio politics now.
The result of Monday's election placed
in his hands 'the very knives which
had been forged for the specific pur
pose of curtailing his power. The
ripper legislation of last fall has
proved a boomerang on its promoters,
for it has put in the absolute power
of Mayor Johnson, the largest city in
Ohio. He controls absolutely twenty
three officers in the new city govern
ment, which goes into effect for the
first time May 4, under the new code.
This power skillfully used will make
the political situation for the next
two years extremely interesting. The
blow is a sad one to Senator M. A.
llanna. lie manifested a decidedly
sullen feeling when an attempt was
made to get his view on the situation,
when all hope for the republicans had
departed. "I have nothing to say
"Too busy," were the answers jerked
out to persistent interviewers.
And he has steadfastly refused to
discuss any. phase of the situation
It is already hinted tnat Johnson's
victory means the death knell of My
ron T. Herriek's gubernatorial boom
and opens the door for Gen. C. W.
Dick's adherents, who have been quiet
but not entirely satisfied with Hanna's
indorsement of Ilerrick. George P
Cox, of Cincinnati, openly declares
that he will be glad to support Dick
against Ilerrick. It is also hinted
that Mayor Fleischman's victory in
Cincinnati may win him the support
of national leaders for the governor
ship. Mayor Johnson's victory pres
sages other results. It firmly estab
lishes his control of the democratic
organization of the state, and he can,
without question, have for himself or
the man of his choice the democratic
nomination for governor. M. E. In
galls, the defeated candidate for
Major of Cincinnati, says: "The logi
cal candidate for governor of Ohio
now is Tom L. Johnson, and I am
Africa's Business Revival.
South Africa is proving an impor
tant commercial field, now that con
ditions in that part of the world are
returning to a normal state. Figures
just received by the treasury bureau
of statistics show that the imports
into Natal in 1902 amount to $73,000,
000,' against $30,000,000 in 1901; and
those in Cape Colony, $170,000,000 in
1902 against $120,000,000 in 1901. This
makes the total imports into Natal
The Weight of Little Things.
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
.Make the mighty ages
So our little errors
Lead the soul away
From the path of virtue,
Far in sin astray.
Little deeds of kindness.
Little words of love.
Help to make eaith happy
Like the heaven above,
Mrs. Julia A. Fletcher Carney, au
thor of; the famous poem. "Little
Things," Monday celebrated her 80th
birthday at her home in Galesburg.
She wrote the poem in 1S45, when she
was a school teacher in Boston, and
her object in writing it was to help
her pupils understand the vnlue of
little things. A few years later the
poem had been translated into many
languages, and generations have re
cited it and sung it in all the civilized
countries of the world. Mrs. Carney s
husband, who was a Unitarian minis
ter, died at Galesburg in 1871.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the office of Leonard M. Drack, arch
itect, until 1 o'clock, April 20, 1903,
for the erection of a three-story
county infirmary building. Plans and
specifications nay be seen at the of
fice of the architect. Each contract
or is to accompany his bid with a
certified check of two (2) per cent
of the amount of his bid, the same
t6 be made payable to the board of
supervisors. Should the . successful
bidder fail or refuse to execute a for
mal bond for the full amount of the
contract within one week after the
same is sent to him, his certified
check may be declared forfeited, and
the letter of acceptance of his pro
posal may be revoked, and all obliga
tions on the part of all persons act
ing for and in behalf of the county of
Rock Island in connection therewith
will be released and annulled.
The board of supervisors reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Rock Island, 111., April 1, 1903.
LEONARD M. DRACK,
T. R. LEAS,
P. A. MERRTMAN,
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Rock Island Say
ings bank for the election of nine di
rectors for one year will be held at
the office of said bank, in Rock 1st
and, Monday, April 13, 1903. Polls
will be open at 10 a. m. and closed at
12 noon of said day.
P. GREENAWALT, Cashier.
Rock Island, April 1, 1903.
Danger 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.
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.
narper House pharmacy; A. J
Riess drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
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.
DAILY SHORT STORY
One of the Beverly Giils.
Copyright. 1902, by T. C. McClure-J
She was lithe and sun tanned, with
a suspicion of mellow carmine in her
brown cheek and unexpected dimples
whenever Bhe talked, but she didn't
talk much. She lived out of doors
mostly, and she heartily detested head
coverings of any description, so that
her flaxen hair was crisped over to the
color of August corn tassels.
Patty was incongruous and unlike
the other Beverlys. People said she
was a misfit.
Cheseldine had heard of the eharnia
of the Beverly girls before he went
to the little country town of Yarrow,
which they illumined with the bril
liance of their beauty. Moreover, it had
been predicted that he would fall a
victim to Medora Beverly, for that was
the accepted rule. Still there were ex
ceptions, and some- did'-escape Medo
ra's fascinations, ouly to become en
tangled in the silken web of Lillian's
golden hair or fall under the spell of
Lora's wonderful singing. Cheseldine
proved what might be called a u ex
ceptional exception, for neither the
magnolia complexion and melting dark
eyes of Medora. the golden, locks a"rid
blue orbs of Lillian nor the witching
voice of Lora held the charm that he
found In Putty's little contradictory
face and odd, alert ways. He had only
met her accidentally. No one ever
seemed to think Patty of much impor
tance. And yet he, John Cheseldine,
who had traveled half over the world
and never sued for woman's love, found
himself a slave. "
They became chums after a fashion,
and she showed him where the hazel
nut patches and papaw thickets were.
One day he saw her gather a little
bunch of yellow threads that tangled
about un herb.
"Now we can tell our fortunes," she
said. lie looked on, mystified.
"It is golden dodder, or 'love vine.'
You take a single thread, tie a loose
knot, think of the oue you love and try
to draw the knot tight. If the thread
breaks, you will never marry that per
son; if not, you will."
He laughed. "Let's try it," he said.'
"Did you ever have your fortune
told, Mr. Cheseldiuer' , , '
"Once by a gypsy woman. She said
I was going to marry a widow."
Patty moved quickly, and the tinge
of red spread over her brown cheek.
"And I know now she was lying."
A "Why are you so sure';" Putty drew
up the golden knot she was tying with
a vicious little twist that snapped it.
"Because I do not choose that it snail
be true. You've wrecked your love
with that thread. Lady Patty. Try an
other." "Lady Fatty" was the whimsical
title he had given her from the first.
She dropped all the golden snarl of
vine upon the grouud and turned her
head away. ,.
"Who did you name?" he asked.
"Nobody I won't tell. It's all a lie,
anyway," she said sharply, and, look
ing into her face, he saw she was press
ing her lips tight together to keep them
from quivering. He was puzzled.
"Lady Patty, have I said anything to
"No." She turned her head steadfast
ly away. "Let us go home."
They went on slowly. John was
badgering his brain for a solution of
Patty's change of mood. It was as if
a bright spring day suddenly became
overcast, with a flurry of snow.
They came to the bars of a great
meadow. Far across it, on the slope
of the hill was the little village church
and back of it the peaceful "God's
acre," whose stones gleamed white in
the sunshine. Putty stood gazing at it
with solemn eyes.
"Have you any friends there?" John
asked reverently. Then she let her
eyes soft, mysterious gray eyes, they
were come back to his face as she an
"Patty, dear, are you wild? Your
husband! Why, you are scarcely more
than a child. Are you not one of 'the
Beverly girls?' "
"I am Walter Beverly's widow. You
may have heard the girls mention their
dead brother Walter. I am classed as
one of the 'Beverly girls,' and no one
thinks me of enough importance to ex
plain or even remember about it, but
I am twenty-three and have been a
widow for four years. Please lower
the bars now and let us go home."
And then he remembered the fortune
teller the widow
"Patty, Lady Patty, wait," he cried.
"I never knew; I never dreamed it.
Nobody told me of it. I took it for
granted you were the youngest of the
Beverly sisters. Love, stop. . I will
not let you go through the bars until
I have told you. I named 'Patty when
I tied the love vine knot, and, see, It Is
drawn tight. Who did you name?!'
"Lower the bars," she ordered Im
periously. "Not until you tell me. Lady Patty,"
he said immovably.
"I won't tell. Anyway, the thread
broke, and, besides, you said you would
never marry a widow."
"I lied, then. Here is my vine, -Patty.
Try your fortune again and name
the same name out loud, mind you.
What was It?" She stole a glance at
his face and saw all the tenderness in
his eyes. Then she took the golden
thread, tied a knot in it and murmured
scarcely loud enough for him to hear:
"John Cheseldine." .
u Young women may avoid
much sickness and pain, says
Miss Alma Pratt, if they will
only have faith in Lydla E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
" I feel it my duty to tell all yousg
women how much 'fytlia K. lMnk
Imm's wonderful Vegetable Com
pound has done for me. I was com
pletely run down, unable to attend
school, and did not care for any kind
of society, but now I feel like a new
person, and have gained seven pounds
of flesh in three months.
" I recommend it to all young women
who suffer from female weakness."
Miss-Alma Pratt, Holly. Mich. ssooo
forfeit If oriqinal of atioue letter' proving genuineness
cannot be produced.
FIX 12 13 MEDICAL ATVTCE TO
All youiifr ffirls at this period of
life are earnestly invited to write
to airs. Pinkham for advice ; she
has guided in a motherly way
hundreds of younjr women; her
advice is freely and cheerfully
given; her address is Lynn, Mass.
Judging from the letters she is re
ceiving from so many young girls Mrs.
Pinkham is inclined to the belief that
our girls are pushed altogether too
near the limit of their endurance now
adays in our public schools and semin
aries; less learning and more health
T . . " . -. . . . i
The Other Side is Just
Call and examine our beau fi
tful hand-made "Fluff,.. Bugs."
Rock Island Rug Co.,
""w 'phone 5001.
Old 'phone 1519.
223 Fourth Ave,
that burrows vp the icalp, making
dandruff scurf, causinj the hair to
fall, and finally
You will have NO MORE DAN.
DRUFF. FALLING HAIR, or
BALDNESS if you use
The only Hair Preparation on this
absolutely new scientific principle.
Fcr sale by druggists. Price $1.
For sale by T. II. Thomas, druggist
BIST FOB TBI
If you haven't a ropnlar, healthy movement of the
bowels every day, you're ULnnvill bo. .Keepyrur
r-owela open. anJ be well. Force, In the hup of
violent physic or pill poisrfh. 1 danger.iuR. Th
amoothbst. euxist, most perfect way of keeping
the bowels clear and clean is to take
EAT 'EM LIKE CANDY
Pleaoant. Palatable, Potent, Tante Onoi. TK
Good, Never Sicken, Weaken or Gripe; 10, i!i aid
60 cents per box. Write for free sample, and book
let on health. Addrona 433
Sterllnp Remedy Company, Chicago or New York.
KEEP VOUB BLOOD CLEAH
THE DAILY ARGUS
. FOR NEWS
The success of your garden
will depend as much on the
quality of the seeds you use as
it will on the soil and care tak
en of it after the garden is
made. We have the best line
ami beat varieties of bulk gar
den seed for sale in the city, as
Asparagus, Deans, Deets, Dro
coli, Urussels Sprouts, Cabbage,
Conott, Cauliflower, Celery,
Corn, Cress, Cucumbers, Egg
Plant, Endion, (Jarlic, Kale,
Kohl Dobs, Leek, Lettuce, Musk
melon, Watermelon, Okra, Onion
Seed and Sets, l'arsley. Pars
nips, Radish, Rope, Rhubarb,
Oyster Plant, Sontl, Spinach,
Squash, Tomato, Turnip, Ruta
baga, and Sweet Peas and Nas
turtium Seed in bulk. Also
Seed Potatoes, Dine Grass,
White and Red Clover Seed.
1620 Setond Ave. Phone 103L
put up ill specially designed boxes,
have beeoiin- a recognized part of the
SPRING FESTIVAL, and we have a
large and tasty display to suit the
eye and palate. We have the finest
and largest assortment of EASTER
NOVELTIES ever displayed in the
IIIKEE CITIES. Call and see our
immense .variety, dive us your trade.
We are sure to please you.
Don't Forget our Pure
and Rich Ice Cream
for your Easter dinner, on your bill
of fare. All flavors, s-hapes and designs.
1716-1718 Second Ave
Old 'Phone and New 'Phone.
Enjoyed By All
record of Arndt's Havana Sec
onds. Not much wonder when
you know what they are made
Don't Be Fooled
by taking something else rec
ommended as being "just as
good." While you are here look
over our line of smokers' arti
cles. There are many things
here you'll not find elsewhere.
S. Fil. Arndt & Co.,
1706 Spcond Avenue..
Must be faultless, must be with
out blemish, stain of wrinkle. How
could that be if the linen were not
immaculate? How could it be oth
erwise, if the sign over the door of
the laundry you patronized read
' American Steam
Twelfth St, Fifth Ave.
It's that easy
feeling that over-
takes the man
who trys on one
: G. H.
Suits, the best
clothing ready to
wear in the city.
Sold only by
I Gustaf son & Mayes,
f The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue. J
NO. 94X UNION MADE.
;uAKANTEi:n patent colt, iii.rciiKU uox sea l
TOP, GOODYKAK WELT, SINGLE SOLE, INCH AND AN
EIGHTH SMALL MOON HEEL, NEW CHICAGO LAST
Joe F. Schneider, 1712 Second Avenue
CATARRH AND ITS EVILS.
The foundation of CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, DYSPEPSIA. KIDNEY
and P.LADEE TKOU1SLES, and nine-tenths of all other CIIKONIC DISEA
SES. "More than one-tenth of all the deaths in DAVENPORT and in sur
rounding country are due to consumption." (DAYENTORT HOARD OF
HEALTH) and most of these due to some of the various forms of catarrh
which are curable if properly treated.
The following arc a .few of the many conditions due to the various
forms of CATARRH cured by the German-English Specialists who have the
only appliances to successfully treatthis disease.
Ringing Noises in Ears,
Discharges from Ears,
Hawking and Spitting,
Inability to breathe through the Nose,
Dryness of the Throat,
Crusts forming in Nose and Throat.
Shortness of IJrcath,
Pains in the Head and Eves,
Redness and Watering of Eyes,
Pain in Lungs and Chest,
Pains ; in the bac k due to Catarrh of
Kidneys and Bladder.
If you suffer from any of theabove conditions call at once on the German-English
Specialists at 205 WEST THIRD STREET, DAVENPORT.
Consultation and X-Ray Examination Free.
Chronic and Private Diseases of Men and Women a Specialty. Office sup
plied with all modern appliances. . . . .