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THE AUGTJS, SATJURDAY, APRIIi 25. 1903.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, I1L Entered at
the postofflce as Second-class matter.
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Coi respondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Satin-day, April 25.
Speaker Miller has fallen, by the
wayside, simply because he has per
mitted himself to paj' the price of
the political friendship of Billy Lori
mer and Dick Yates.
With a lieutenant governor in one
state and a speaker of the house in
another unbosoming themselves as to
instances that have come within their
knowledge officially to improperlj' in
fluence legislation, a pessimistic view
of the moral aspect of things seems
is not altogether unnatural.
A number of Centralia's business
men becoming dissatisfied with the
service furnished by the present elec
tric light company, have organized a
merchants' light company and will
install an independent plant. The ap
plication for a franchise will be made
at the next session of the city coun
cil. The present plant is owned and
operated by a syndicate of foreign
The decision handed ilpwn by the
Illinois supreme court Thursday hold
ingthe reapportionment of the Fourth
supreme court district constitutional
and valid was verbal. A mitten opin
ion will be given later. The court
was divided, four to one. Justices
Kick and Boggs, democrats, and
Hand and Cartwright, republicans,
are of the opinion that the reappor
tionment is valid. Justice Magruder,
republican, dissents from the major
Admiral Dewey and Gen. Miles,
though the best of friends, like to
"josh" one another. Recently they vis
ited Mount Vernon together and' the
general was very much impressed, by
the sight of Washington's grave. As
they were leaving the place Miles
said: "I wonder what Washington
would say if he were suddenly to ap
pear here in the flesh.' Dewey glanced
quizzically at his old friend and he
answered: "I really don't know, Nel
son, unless he asked how the devil
you ever succeeded in getting the job
he once held."
Kaiser Wilhelm has concluded to
modernize some of his old family
castles by putting in electric lights,
up-to-date heating and sanitary ap
pliances and elevators. The absence
of these conveniences has hitherto
caused great discomfort and the Ger
man emperor will make the improve
ments first in the Berlin and Potsdam
palaces, in spite of the protests of a
lot of antiquarians in his court. When
the works now in progress are finish
ed the emperor's palaces will have all
the modern improvements on the
The American Character. -
"The American Character" is the
subject of a study by Herr William
von Polenz in the current number of
the Berlin Deutsche Rundschau. There
are no two people in the whole world,
he says, who can learn so much from
each other as the American and Ger
man, and no two; people who know
less of each other's inner natures.
The traffic between the two countries
is enormous; the bodies of the two
people come in contact in spite of
the ocean, but their minds have not
To do what he can to bring about
this "much-desired espousal" Herr von
Polenz proceeds to illustrate the pe
culiarities of the American tempera
ment, lie explains how the schools
are turning the sons and daughters
of Germany into pure Yankees, how
young Americans learn practically
only the history wf their own country,
and have not the slightest feeling
for the classic of the middle ages.. A
new type of man is in development
which appears to be allied with the
"gentleman," but which does not de
ny its origin from a less aristocratic
After describing the general char
acteristics of, the Americans Pol
enz deals with their striking traits.
He speaks of the humor of the Ameri
can, of his magnanimity, 'of which
Germans are unjustly incredulous, of
his love of home, his treatment of wo
men, his energy, his venturesomeness
and his cheerful manner. The writer
is not, however blind to faults. He
portrajs the Yankee's naive arro
gance, his scanty esteem for the bean
ties of nature; he shows that the lack
of finer nuances and of any inclina
tion to mysticism in the younger
generation impoverishes the Ameri
The machine, he continues, which
the American has brought to such
wonderful perfection is wreaking ven
geance on himself by mechanizing
Herr von Polenz mentions it as a
curious fact that a nation of such in
telligence and buoyancy as the Ameri
can, the individuals of which have
such unlimited scope for development,
should, have produced comparatively
few great men and no single world
Bryan Liikes Williams for Presidency
In his Commoner, W, J. Bryan has
this to say of an Illinois congressman
of whom The Argus has hitherto spo
ken in connection with the democrat
ic presidential nomination:
"Continuing its policy of presenting
the names of democrats worthy of be
ing considered as candidates for the
democratic nomination for president
in 1904, The Commoner this week of
fers the following concerning Con
gressman James Robert Williams, of
Illinois, contributed! by a personal
and political admirer:
" 'James Robert Williams was born
in White county, Illinois, Dec. 27, 1850.
He is a graduate of the State Uni
versity of Ind tana and the Union col
lege of Law, of Chicago, and since
187G has been engaged in the practice
of law at Carmi, 111. From 1SS0 to
1SS2 he was master in chancery, and
county judge from 1882 to 18SG.
"'In 1889 Mr. Williams was elected
to congress to fill a vacancy, and was
reelected to the Fifty-second, Fifty
third, Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh
congress-, and is now a member of the
committee on insular affairs. His conr
gressional district includes the coun
ties of Clay, Edwards, Gallatin, Ham
ilton, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope,
Saline, Wayne and White. This dis
trict was carved out as a republican
district by the apportionment of
1901, and State Senator Chapman, re
publican, is charged with having engi
neered the gerrymander for the pur
pose" of himself securing the congres
sional election. Mr. Williams' friends
asserted that his run against Mr.
Chapman was phenominal, and that
it gives a correct estimate of the es
teem and confidence felt, for him by
those who know him best.- McKinley
carried the district by 2.232 in 1900,
but Mr. Williams carried it by 300. In
1892, 1S96 and 1898 the district was
carried by the republican candidates
for state office, but Mr. Williams car
ried it for congress.
'VIn 1896 he was a delegate to the
democratic national convention and
seconded the nomination of Richard
I. Bland for president. He was
chairman of the Illinois delegation
to the Kansas City convention and was
selected by the delegation to present
the name of Stevenson for vice presi
dent. "'He made a remarkable race in
1892 in a district gerrymandered 2,200
against him, and was successful be
cause he had the confidence of the
masses. He is particularly , strong
with the farmers and with union la
bor men, and these rallied to his sup
port. He has long been recognized
as one of the strong men of his party.
He has always been a democrat and
steadfast in his support of the party
platforms and candidates. He is of
the plain people and has none of the
aristocrat in his make-up. He has
ability and is an incessant worker.
Mr. Williams' triumphant reelection
in 1902 recalls a prophecy made by
Congressman Champ Clark, of Missou
ri, a few months prior to the election.
Mr. Clark said:
""The republican legislature of Illi
nois last winter gerrymandered the
state in a most outrageous fashion.
A more unfair caper was never cut,
but its fine scheme to disfranchise
thousands of democrats bids fair to
be defeated. For example, the Carmi
district, which J. R. Williams, popiflar
arly known as 'Bob' Williams, repre
sents with so much ability, they ger
rymandered so as to give the republi
cans 2.200 majority, according to the
returns of 1900. but the democrats
propose to overthrow their plans and
to reelect 'Bob' with a whoop. He
was renominated imanimously and
with great enthusiasm, and enthusi
asm is more -contagious than small
pox, the measles or the bubonic
plague. Consequently there is. great
fear and trembling in the republi
can camp, for Bob Williams is cne of
the best campaigners in the land and
one of the ablest men in the congress
of the United States. He is a man
with the courage of convictions. . . .
He is right politically, and a republi
can legislature tried to steal his seat
in congress by a shameful gerryman
der. It is believed on, all hands that
he will win out. If he does, he is
A Good Canal Title.
The announcement that the title
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extending over half a . century, back
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Why, Mrs. Jones,' what have you
been doing to yourself? You're look
ing fine. Never saw you look so sweet.
Simply took Rocky Mountain Tea last
April. Felt fine all the year. 33 cents.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Watchman's Story.
Copyright. 1903, by C. B. Lewis.
I had been the night watchman at
Tarker's bank for three years when my
adventure happened. A burglar alarm
connected with doors and windows and
a special wire ran from the bank to the
police station. I was required to send
In a signal over this wire every thirty
minutes. The code of signals ran thus:
One push on the button, "All Is well;"
two pushes, "I am ill;" three pushes,
"Help is wanted at once."
One winter's night, between calls, I
fell asleep and was awakened by a
hand clutching my throat. I started
up to find three men hovering over me
and realized that burglars had come at
last. The first thing one of them did
was to send in the "All Is well" call,
and I was then tied fast to my chair,
and the trio began work on the doers
of the vault. It was done for In about
Then they began work on the inner
doors. They used what is called n
blacksmith's drill. All of them seemed
familiar with its working, and they
had brought along no less than six dif
ferent drills for the machine. Work
was begun just under the lock, the men
spelling each other at intervals of ten
minutes. When the 2 o'clock signal
was sent In, they had made a very
slight impression on the hard metal,
but at 2:30 the signs were more encour
aging. At 3 o'clock the trio were delighted
with the progress of the work. At 3:30
they ceased drilling, blew a lot of pow
der into the hole and inserted a fuse,
and pretty soon there was an explosion
which tore a great piece out of the
door, but did not burst It open.
They did not use the drill again on
the door, but on a closer examination
decided to blow it open. At 4:40 all
was ready. While the leader placed
the fuse the other two picked up my
chair to carry me iuto the president's
room. All were to remain there until
the explosion was over. Just what
happened to bring about the premature
explosion could never be learned, but
the probabilities are that in his haste
the man cut the fuse too short. He
was still kneeling at the door and the
three of us had our backs to It and
were about eight feet away when the
mine was sprung. The jar of the ex
plosion was felt two blocks away.
I cannot remember that I heard the
explosion. I simply remember being
lifted up and hurled forward. The
next thing I knew I was sitting up
with a hand over each ear, and the
room was in a midnight darkness. I
felt so stupid and dazed that it was
many minutes before I could place my
Belf. The gag was out of my mouth,
and the ropes with which I had been
bound to the chair were hanging loose
ly on my arms and legs. When 1 be
gan to feel around to see where I was,
I discovered that I was close to the
wire gate by which all employees en
tered the bank iuclosure. The door of
the vault was almost on a line with
this gate, but sixty feet away. Be
tween the gate and the vault were the
compartments of bookkeeper, paying
teller, receiving teller and discount
clerk, each railed off with wood or
You can judge of the strength of that
blast when I tell you that everything
in that 6ixty feet was leveled, the
small safe blown over and the counters
twisted like a rail fence. As soon as I
realized the situation I groped for a
match and lighted a gas jet. though
the room was so full of powder smoke
that It was some time before I could
see a foot from my nose. When the
smoke lifted 60 that I could get about.
I lighted more gas and then looked for
One of them lay in a heap against
the front door, a second under the
counter near where I had picked my
self up, and the third I could not find,
though I knew he must be under the
vault door, which had been blown off
and lay on the floor. The man at the
front door was 6tone dead. The doc
tors said that his body must have
swept down all the railings and parti
tions as he was hurled forward. The
man under the counter began to show
signs of life as I overhauled him, and,
thinking he might prove troublesome,
I tied him hand and foot. You will
wonder that I was not severely hurt,
but that was the chance of accident.
The chair was completely wrecked, but
I got off with three or four painful
The man under the counter bad hia
nose broken, two ribs fractured and re
ceived a bad scalp wound, but he bad
no sooner recovered consciousness than
he began to struggle and curse. When
I told him that both his partners were
dead, be was awed to silence for awhile.
Then he began cursing again, and I
stepped over to the police wire and sent
in the signal "Help wanted at once."
It had never been sent in before, nor
have the words gone over that 'wire
since. In five minutes there were fonr
bluecoats knocking at the door, and
9rben I let them in my prisoner greeted
them with jeers and curses and swore
he would get even with . me if It took
The leader, as I told you, was kneel
ing at the door when the explosion oc
curred. We fonnd him under It, crush
ed and burned and bearing little sem
blance to a human being. The one who
escaped with his life was sent up for
twelve years, and thus the trio were
I have an old scrapbook in which are
pasted various newspaper articles In
my praise, but it's not much consola
tion to read them. The bank officials
knew I must have been asleep on duty,
and instead of patting me on the back
and raising my wages they waited
about a month and then gave me the
grand bounce. M. QUAD.
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C LAI RVOY ANT.
Are You Winning
in Life's Battle?
This Gifted Psychic
at once knows your every hope and
ambition and gives definite, practical
information for the .success of your
undertakings; gives names ami tells
the very things yu want to know,
without your speaking or writing a
word, Requires no tips by writing or
speech as to whom her patrons are
or what they want to know.
From Huston to Fan Francisco
Madame Sabine has tt't'U clairvoyants
require writing, but has yet to see
tme who does not read it by a trick
and deceive patrons. And any per
son who, knows where and how the
tricks come in can trip the most ex
pert; but they will not allow such a
person to test them will not try to
read his writing, sealed or unsealed,
burning, etc. The writing is required
for no other .purpose than to find out
by dishonest mo a us the names of pa
trons and what they want to know.
Hut like. the. man with the shell game,
they can not be caught in their tricks
by thos who bite.
Madame Sabine has no charms,
spells or secret power talk about
marrying you to the one you want,
reuniting the separated, restoring
lost affection, casting an influence
over and controlling some individual
for you, etc. Hut occasionally a so
called clairvoyant will take wliatever
extra cash the patron- can spare and
guarantee to bring such things to
pass) or refund the money. The
strange feature about it is. why
should those hypnotic prophets who
can perform such miracles always
collect so long in advance of delivery
of the coveted goods? Why not C. ().
D? And when "the time conies to
make good the guarantees or refund,
where are they? '-That is generally
just what their victims would like to
The clairvoyant profession has all
kinds of practitioners, but as Ella
Wheeler Wilcox snid in a". Chicago
daily, a genuine, gifted psychic can
do a great amount of good.
An a Sound Hnnlnens Adviser
Madame Sabine has no ' superior. If
you have lost faith in the clairvoyant
Pfift, this lady can restore it. See her
strong indorsements by the press.
county judge and others, in a city
where she recently practiced eight
months. Was HO years in Washing
ton v I). C, where Madame I'astoria
Sabine was many years a professional
portrait and landscape painter, and
is well known by hundreds of persons
there, as an accomplished lady. Ev
erything she predicts comes to pass
Whatever she tells you, bo it good or
bad, you can depend upon as the
truth. Clairvoyant, palmist, phrenol
ogist. Heads all the three wavs for
$1, and withholds; no information or
advice ' for another or higher fee.
Tells you things no other clairvoyant
ever told you. He quick. Leaves
soon. Special 50 cent readings to la
dies now. Hours, 10 a. m. to 9 p. m.,
daily. 1409 Second avenue.
1 STEAMEK DUBUQUE
will make a special trip for the ben
efit of the citizens of the tri-cities and
vicinity to the dedication of the
world's fair April SO to May 1. Boat
leaves Rock Island Tuesday, April
28, at 9 a. m., and Teturns May 3.
Fare, $10 for round trip, including
meals and berth. For further partic
ulars see : ' ,
GEORGE LAMONT & SOX,
Agents Diamond Jo Line.
115 East Seventeenth street; 'phone
6105. . ' " -
display of fruits and vegetables
can always be found here. We
aim to get everything the mar
ket affords and have it fresh.
Order your Sunday supply of
us and you'll be pleased.
Celery. Green onions.
Parsley. Head Lettuce,
Oyster Plant. Ege Plain
New f eas. Khl Kobl.
Lrftaf Lettuce. Turnips.
Mushrooms, Wax Beans Green Beans
Pie Plant, Carrots, Beets.
Spinach, Endive, Cauliflower.
Sweet Potatoes, New Potatoes,
Spanish OniODH, Leek.
New Onions, Bermuda Onion?,
Horoe Radish Hoots -
Fating and Cooking Aprie
Navel Oranges, Bananas.
California Peare. Malaga Grajes.
Strawberries Blood oronges
Poultry and Fish.
1G20 Second Ave. 'Phone 1031.
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We must vacate our present quarters May J, when
we will move our shoe stock to 1705 Second Avenue,
the room formerly occupied by George Schmale. We
want to move as little of this stock as possible, so
have made a deep cut in prices all through the stock.
Note CoLrefvilly Each Item Below
Oilds ami ends of lathes' shoes and Youths' all solid satin calf .'hoes, Men's satin calf all solid shoes,
oxfords, formerly sold up to $2.50, si.es 13 to 2, formerly sold at $1.25. formerly sold at $1.50. Kcmoval
Removal price Kcmoval price price
50c and 75c 98c . $1.18
Little gents' satin calf shoes, sizes Uys' all solid satin calf shoes. Child's tan hand turned shoes,
10 to 13, formerly sold at $1.1S. sizes 2-'s to 5i. formerly sold at ''-ts ss 0 JI. formerly sold at
Kcmoval price $1.3o. Removal price $1,10. Removal price
95c $1.15 75c
RtIIEP S 1S
Misses fine black hid, patent tip. 57 pairs ladies' cloth top hand turn ,
, , , . Child's rubbers 21c
turn dress shoes, formerly sold at hocs, formerly sold at from $2.50
. Misses rubbers 2c
$1.75. Removal price 1() $3 Removal price Women's rubbers 2'Je
. . . Men's rubbers 40c
$1.25 gj 30
Sizes HVi to 2. - BKby's Jet Oil dressing 5c.
T M E LEA
C. C. TR.ENT. Manager.
For quality, fit and work
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and at the right prices. We
lead them all no last sea
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W. B. FULLMER. Proprietor.
3U0 TWENTIETH ST., OLD PHONE 121, NEW 5121.
: 1714 Second Avenue.
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