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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
the postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week. Weekly,
tl per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must have
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
CorreponUence solicited from every town
ship in Kock Island county.
Saturday, May 23.
For Supreme Court Justice Fourth
District of Illinois,
GUY C. SCOTT.
Judge (I. V. Scott's initials stand for
Gem City, and the (Jem City should
htand for him. Quincy Herald.
Many young men fro broke at the
first break of spring by spending all
their winter's saving in plea.-uie. Ke
mcmber there is a hot summer and
another cold winter coming', and then
The Journal of Industry will not
cease working1 for Guy C. Scott for
supreme judge until the polls close on
the night of the election Monday,
June 1. As a newspaper and personally
we shall be interested in our work.
Quincy Journal of Industry.
Senator Spooner has bought a lu;le
township in northern New Hampshire
and will turn it into game preserves.
As it is land on which no human be
ing could make a living if gixen it.
rent an.k taxes free, this introduction
of a European custom is by no means
as serious as might be supposed.
Postmaster General Payne tak- it
as nn insult to the administration to
criticise the postal department and
to demand an investigation of alleged
grafting and coriuption. That is al
ways the way an official who doe.s not
want to do his duty feels toward a
critic of the department where he
What Judge Carter Might Have
Under the law, the judges of the
supreme court are authorized and
expecteil from, time to time to sug
gest to the general asembly needful
A notable instance where such leg
islation and such suggestions would
have been very much appreciated by
thousands of citizens, is regarding
the law governing the tax assessment
of funds belonging to benefit socie
ties. In a cafe taken to the supreme
court by the state council of Catholic
Knight.-, of Illinois, the supreme court
held, in 1J02, that the fusuls of benefit
societies are not exempt from taxa
tion. The opinion of the court was deliv
ered by Judge Carter, who quoted
section 2 of the revenue act, which
in its seventh paragraph exempts "all
property of institutions of purely
public charity, when solely and ex
clusively used, for such charitable
purposes, not leased or otherwise
used for profit." ,
No exceptions are taken to the de
cision, the point being that the stat
ute is not as broad as our state con
stitution would allow, the constitu
tional provision being that:
'The property of the state, coun
ties and municipal corporations, both
real and personal, and such other
properties as may be used exclusive
ly for charitable purposes, may le
exempted frori taxation. Such ex
emption should be onlv bv general
Thus the legislature has the power
to amend the revenue law so as to
exempt the funds of benefit societies.
This needed legislation attended an
excellent opportunity to Judge Car
ter to make the suggestion to the
legislature, and there was certainly
ample demand for the amendment.
The lx-nefit societies all over the
state desired the amendment, to
which end committees did hard work
with the. legislature, but tlte. latter
failed to enact the amendment.
How commendable it would have
been in Judge Carter had he used his
influence with the legislature to se
cure this needed and desired amend
ment, instead of having the legisla
ture gerrymander the Fourth su
preme court district for his sole ben
efit? Politics in Judicial Elections.
The following interview with Hon.
V. E. Williams, of Pittstfield, Pike
county, the well known former and
very able congressman, will be rend
with general and keen interest all
over the district. Mr. Williams rings
the bell good und hard. Following is
"The purpose of the constitution is
to remove the judicial elections as
far as possible from the influence of
partisan politics. Formerly, such
elections were so regarded and as re-
eut as nina year ago, the voters in
strong- democratic district, elected
Judge Carter, on that theory.
"A partisan - legislature, however,
has seen lit and surely not without
Judge Carter's sanction to change
the boundaries of the district so as to
make, it strongly republican, thus in
suring, if political influence shall pre
vail, his reelection, as n partisan, in
contradiction of the spirit cf the con
stitution. "Such n bold, high handed ard
undisguised attempt to introduce poli
ties into the judiciary, and bring dis
repute to the niiost sacied and in
violate department of our state gov
ernment, is reprehensible and ought
to be rebuked, and 1 believe will bt in
the election June 1.
"Judge Scott is a capable, honest
and deserving man, a good lawyer, a
spleiKlid citizen ami ought to be elect
ed. His election would administer a
wholesome and deserved rebuke to
political brigandage be a warn
ing to subsequent legislatures, in
sure more equitable, nonpartisan ju
dicial apportionments in the future,
preserve the integrity of the courts
and exalt the confidence of the people,
iu their justice, fairness and impar
The speaker of the Illinois house of
representatives who narrowly es
caped impeadiTueiit ' for seeking to
substitute minority for majority rule,
was profusely thanked upon the ad
journment of the legislature a few
days ago "for the extreme fairness
and impartiality which had charac
terized his career as a presiding otti
cer." It is one of the anomalies of
life that there are times when polite
ness imperatively demands that men
shall assume the role of the rankest
hypocrites. lies Moines Capital.
Judicial Infection Monday, June 1.
Kvery voter should bear in mind
the day of the week oi which the ju
dicial election occurs.
It is on Monday. June 1.
Not Tuesday, but Monday.
Many elections occur on Tuesday,
but this one is Monday, June 1. That
i the day of Ihe week and the day of
the mouth on which to vote for Hon.
(J. C. Scott for supreme judge, there
by rebuking the gerrymander and the
Notice for Hl(i.
Notice is hereby given by the board
of local improvements that bids will
be received at the ottice of the city
clerk of Itock Island up and until U
o'clock a. m. of the first day of June.
A. I). liHin. at which date said bids
will le opened for the following work.
The excavating, curbing with stone
and paving of Fifteenth (l.'th) street
to a width of thirty C) feet between
said curbs with a single course of
brick (except the intersections of said
street with Fourth (4th) and Seventh
(7th) a venues, already paved), said im
provement to extend from the south
line of Third (3rd) avenue to the
south line of Twelfth (12th) avenue.
The sMeitications ami ordinance
for the said work are now on file in
the oflice. of the city clerk.
The cost of the same will be paid
in bonds, which bonds will draw in
terest at the rate of 4 per cent.
All proposals or bids must be ac
companied by a check payable to the
order of the president of the board
of local improvements, certified by a
responsible bank, in the sum of twenty-seven
hundred ($?,7to) dollars.
WILLI A.i M CONOCIUF,
President Hoard of Local Improe-
lOO Reward 8100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreadful disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting di
rectly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the dis
ease, and giving the patient strength
by building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing its work.
The proprietors have so much faith
in its curative powers that they offer
$100 for any case that it fails to cure
Send for list of testimonials. Address
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio
Sold by druggists, 75 cents.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The Wastes of the Itody.
Every seven."; days the blood, mus
cles and bones of a man of average
size loses two pounds of wornout tis
sue. This waste cannot be replen
ished and the health and strength
kept up without perfect digestion
When the stomach and digestive or
gans fail to perform their functions
the strength lets down, health gives
way and disease sets up. Kodol Dys
pepsia Cure enables the stomach and
digestive organs to digest and assimi
late all of the wholesome food that
may be eaten into the kind of blood
that rebuilds the tissues and protects
the health and strength of the mind
and body. Kodol cures indigestion,
dyspepsia and all stomach troubles
It is an ideal spring tonic.
Sold by Harper house drug store;
A. J. Riess drug store, corner Seventh
avenue 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 Bale by all drug
DAILY SHORT STORY
Too Late for the Truth.
"You say, , Jennie, that you knew
your busbanld some years before you
married liinw How was it that it took
you so longtto discover that you loved
"Thereby thangs a tale."
"If I do, yaw will possess a secret of
which my husband is; Ignorant."
"Give me yoVar confluence."
"I have kept! the horrid thing so long
that it will bo a relief to tell you. I
must go bnckj flfterai years to a time
when I was twenty. Then I got into
a terrible trouble. For what? W o-
m.'in's propensity I tilfor leaving valuables
alxuit where they may be appropriat
ed. I was visltlugrat the country house
of my husbaiuFsiparents. I was a fa
vorite with lea mother, and Henry
found no diflkmlty in inducing her to
invite me down. He had not yet pro
posed to uie, Jait I knewithat he would
soon do so.
"Wo were n merry party. It was raid-
summer, and our time was passed in
summer sports reading, driving, boat
ing, croquet, lawn tennis. One even
ing liefoiv dinner 1 stepped into the
bathroom 4o wash my hands, and there
on the .marble sfcib was a diamond
ring. I recognized it at. once as the
property of Lucy Crane, a girl about
my age, who had! doubtless taken it
off to wash her hands and forgotten
it. What n joke iti would be to appro
priate it, lot Lucy think that it was
lost, then produce jit. I slipied It on
my finger, went to) my room, put it in
my portemonnnie and, leaving the
portemonnaie on tlte .mantel, went
down to dinner.
"We hud finished the dessert and
were sipping our coffee 'when there
was a noise without, and' we all went
on the piazza in time to see the but
ler and the coacltman chasing a man.
who was running like a stag. He stum
bled and fell, and in another moment
they were on him. Then lie was led
back aud was searched in presence of
The narrator put her hands to her
face for a few moments, then proceed
"I never can think of that scene with
out n terrible suffering. The butler
took from the man my iortenioniiale,
and, not knowing to whom it belonged,
opened it. The first thing he took from
It was one of my cards; the second.
Lucy Crane's ring. I turned white as
a sheet. It was a few minutes before
the situation the apparent situation'
dawned upon every one. and when it
did it was my telltale pallor that re
moved all doubt that I had stolen the
"I went to my room and locked my
self in. What was I to do? What
could I do? Nothing. No one came to
me, and I did not go out. though I went
neither to bed nor to sleep. At sun
rise I left the house.
"Five years passed, during which the
secret of my supposed dishonesty was
so well kept (by Henry's request) that
it injured me only with him, his fam
ily and the guests present at the time
the ring was stolen. But it was a ter
rible period for me. One day' u rough
looking man accosted me on the street
and asked for mone3 I took out my
purse and gave him a coin. He kept
looking in my face Intently. Suddenly
he said, 'I've seen j'ou before.
"Tve just done a term for taking a
pocketbook. You were there when I
"'Are you that man?
"'Yes. I got into the house when I
supposed all the family had gone down
to dinner. Then I saw you go into the
bathroom and pick up a ring.'
" I didn't intend to steal it. I intend
ed to give its owner a lesson for leav
ing It where It might lie stolen.'
"'I knew that by the look on your
face a mischief look. Your back was
toward me, but I saw you In the glass
over the basin. I followed you and
saw you leave the ring In your pocket
book on the mantel, and as soon as you
left the room I went and got it.'
" T have been resting under suspicion
for your act for Ave years,' I blurted,
tears coming in spite of my efforts to
keep them back.
"He looked from me to the coin in his
band and back from the coin to me.
"'I'll testify to your honesty," he
'No one would believe you.'
"'I s'pect you're right,' he replied
thoughtfully. 'At least it wouldn't do
to tell the truth. A lie might help. I'll
think it over. "Who shall I tell about
"I gave him Henry's address, then left
him wijhout nttachlng much Impor
tance to the meeting. In the first
place, I didn't think he would take any
trouble in the matter, and, In the sec
ond, if he did I had no confidence that
he would be believed.
"Two weeks passed, and I had ceased
to think alout the ex-convict, when
one day my mnld announced that a
gentleman wished to see me in the
drawing room. ' I went down, and
there stood -Henry. Ills first words
were 'Forgive me!'
"I looked at him like one In n dream.
'Read that,' he said, handing me a bit
of dirty paper on which was written In
"Dere Sir I hearn a teddy In your house
when I was arrested there fur steelen was
uspeeted uv taken the dlmon ring1. Sum
n lef It on the washstand, an I tuk It
an put It in the pocketbook that I tuk
too. DANDY JIM.
"Henry and I were married that fall.
I have never dared tell him the true
story or of my meeting with the thief.
Should I do so It mlghUshake his faith
In me. After all, sometimes a lie will
serve better than the truth, though had
I told the truth In time It might have
served better than the He."
CHARLOTTE A. . BABBOUIi,
j; Counter Cbarnre.
Mother Willie, don't you know it's
wicked to steal Jam?
Willie Er it ain't no worse than
tellln' lies, an you said you wus goin'
out this eveniu! New York Journal.
On to IH" Specialty.
Old Sllverspoon What's that young
pelican coming to see Jennie so often
Mrs. Silverspoon Oh. he says he is
a geological enthusiast, and he under
stands ynu have a tine collection of
rocks. -Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Clare Did she utter a scream when
he kissed her?
Maud A muffled scream.
A Ten Dollar Dill.
MI wonder if pa Is in his second child
bood or If ho thinks that amuses uie."
Sau Francisco Examiner.
Dear Sir Will you kindly give rr.e
the address of a restaurant where I
can get a really good porterhouse
Eteak? I am a stranger here and so far
have been unable to find a good eating
I'lace. Chicago News. , . r.
Chicago. May 2.J -Following are the open
ing, highest, lowest and closing quotations
in today's markets:
May, 77 V. 7?; "Vi'- ?7
July. 73i -. 7-1 . 734- 73.
Sept., 70. ; 71 ; '.0V4 ; 70H .
May, 4tv. S: K:
July, 44.i 41?: 44V4t
Seit 41; Wi; 44?-.
May, 86V. 87: 38: ?B.
July, 3.s: -UH 33:33fc.
Sept., 'SJfi ; 3 H 3u?; Si.
May, 1H.90; 1X.90: 18.1J0: 190
July, 17.t0: 17 2: 17 47: 17 SO
Sept., ie.82; 10A'5; 1CKJ; lrt.fi.
May, S ht; 8.67: 8.87; 8.S7.
July, CO-11.05: 9 00" 9 05.
Sept , 9.0C; D.I5; 9 00; U.U3.
May, 9.50: 9 50: 9.R0: 9.50.
July. 9.50; 9.00; 9.5": w.tio.
Sept., i.X; w.4o: t.&: W.40.
Rye, May 494. July hUM; flax. cash. N W
1.18; S. W. 1.12. May 1.12;, Julv 1.15; bar
ctectuns toaay: wneat a corn 4io. oats
182; hogs 10,000: cattle son. sheep l.COO.
clop inarcet opened 5c lower.
Light. 6 75ui. .20: mixcu and butch
ers. t6 00&tt5o; Kood heavy, 16.106.55 rough
Heavy, o iom,n.M
Cattle ui4.rs.ci. opt-ru-il unchanged.
Sheep market opened steady. ' .
Hogs at Kansas . City 4,lkju, cattle 100;
bogs at Omaha 5,0)0, cattle loe.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market 6c lower.
Light, sts.l.26 40; mixed and butchers. !." Co
ft 0.05: eood heavy, tti.004tt.45; rough heavy,
Cattle market steady.
Beeves 13 8.V&5.25, cows and heife-s 1.50Cii
4 f.. Texas steers f;i.75Q4 4U, stockcrs and
teeders r2 7rc6.7o.
Sheep market w ak.
Union Siock yards close.
hs market closed 5c lo 10c lower.
Lient, f5.tft.aG i."; mixed and batchers. 6.00
43: pood heavy, lo otnae 60; rough heavy
came market closed unctarpfd.
Sheep market closed unchanged.
Kstimatcd receipts Monday: Wheat 35,
corn 4-JO, oats 24.", hogs 3(5 000.
New York Stock.
New York. May 23. The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
So. Paciilc 50'. sugar 121; C. & A. com. 2i.
gas loovi I'euna. I2t'. 11. v o. 8'4. C. R. I. &
V. com iV-i C. M. &st. P 151 Manhattan l37Ja.
Pacific Mall Si'Vi. Atchison com . 74';. V. U.
Tel Co. N. Y. Central 125'. L.. & N.
1134. B . K. T.Ci'i. KdK. com. I-',, leather
com. l2-i, copjK-r tl "8. Atcnison ntd. 15V U.
S. Steel ptd 80V II. S. Steei common 31 -V.
Missouri Facihc lu;j,. Union Pacinc common
8-"V coal aud iron (i-V. Erie common sas;
Wabash pld lt;. Can Pacinc 1287.. Republic
Steel common 'i- Republic Steel prd. 7.v.,,
M. K. fc T. common 24V American Car
Foundry common 3; C. & G. W. 20V
New York Itnk Statement.
New York. May 23. Reserves on all de
posits increased J2;Ut;0; reserves on de
jxsits other than I". S. increased 229,3."o :
loans decrease, J5, 172.100; sjK'cle decreased
2.T."4.4oo; Icgals increased, tl.42s.40ti: deHsiis
decreased, 0.?2 1.400; circulation decreased
W5.900. . .
LOCAL MAKKKT CONDITIONS.
Today's Onotatlons on ProTlslons, Live
Stock. Fexl and Foel.
Rock Island, May 23. Following arc the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery S2 6.2.1C, dair 1:411.0
Kggs Fresh i:;c.
Live poultry spring chickens W.75 per
dozen Hens 100 per pound, ducks K'Hc, tur
keys r.'Hc. geese iHc.
Vegetables foiaiues, 40c.
SATURDAY. MAY 30
Things You'll Need for Wear Right Off
Wash Two Piece Suits
Fancy percales, blouse waist, flounce
skirt, worth 1.60 95 C
Choice suits of colored ginghams
made with tucks, etc,
worth 3.75 for JVJ
Elegant Chambray Buits with natty
combination of tucks and fancy trim
mings we got these at a big reduc
tion they are 7.60 and A J C
8,60 suits for m t-J
Pretty white wash suits at All
prices from 12.50 to 1.25.
JAP SILK WAISTS
New styles with fagotting, tucks Rnd
medallions, large pouch X f-Sy
sleeves J mJ
Wash Goods Selling
About ten cases hand
some new hot weather dress
fabrics will be placed on sale
commencing Monday at 9
o'clock, at most attractive
6c Challies 32c Yd.
2000 yards cotton challies in dainty
colorings, 60 new designs 'Z1
10c Ginghams 5c Yd.
1000 yards zephyr ginghams in fancy
shirt waist designs, new colorings,
lOo value, very exceptional
Should not forget that the
G. (El H. specials are the best
on earth ready to wear.
Trying on one of them will
convince you that our as
sertion is true. This make of
clothing is sold only by
15) e New
I Gustaf5 son & Mayes,
Thfi New CctTfi Stnr
11. E. C A STEEL,
Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UN DEE STATE LAW.
Capital (Stock. 8)100.000. Four Per Ceut Interest Fald on DcpotlM
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.
IT'S UP TO YOU
To ciiiiic ami ee what bargains wc are olTering in all kinds of unredeemed
goods, watches, jewelry, diamonds etc., that are going at a great sacrifice
at SiegePs Pawn Shop, SJO Twertieth street; 'phone 0t;i brown. Money
loaned on evrything.
AVENUE THROUGH TO
r nadcloth skirls iriiiim
bands, vei v st vhs!i
I with sntin
Very swell Skirts, in cheviots, broad
cloths, et.uiiiiies ami granites hand-
somelv made and trimmed extra
special for this week at
Stylish Silk Suits
Here's a snap Ultra swell silk suits,
made iu taffetas and foulards, chocks,
polka dots and fancies also fine vel
vet suits with polka dot, values 20 00
to 30,00 choice of this f
rich assortment lUsU
12 to 18c White Goods
1CO0 yard 6heer white goods in stripes
and fancy weaves for waists or dresses
also dotted Swisses, plain India liuons,
eto., 12J to 18c values, CV-
all at per yard S2V
Novelty Batiste 15c Yard
100 pieces handsome sheer novelty
batistes, the scarce white and black
effects, dainty pink, blue and other col
lor effects also 50 pieces beautiful swiss
eilks, worth 18c to 25c, all at per yard
15c 15c 15c
Ribbon Bows and Stocks
Handsome ribbons made 'up into hand
some neckwoar. Visit our ribbon depart
ment this week, new bows, etc.
25c to $2.00
1711 .rrrr1 Avomio 4
H. B. SIMMON,
This store will Ve very
helpful to you in pre
paring for the holiday.
Fancy Parasols here in great pro-
f nsion for Decoration Day and Jnne
sunshine fancv and nlain silks, ruffled.
tucked, hemstitched and pinked. The
White china silk, two wide rnffles, fine
bamboo sticks, extra
quality JL m
PJain white china silk,
worth 1.3'J, this sale
Black taffeta silk, hemstitched border,
ebouoid sticks, very
serviceable JL d
W only ladies' fancy silk Parasols, uo
two alike, made to sell at 3.97, 3.50 and
3.0tl, we bought the bunch and got 'em
way below their worth C
while they last ftJ
Children's Parasols, large variety of
colors and styles, here at "J yf
5Cc, 3!c, 25c and..
Cool Shirt Waists
Women's Shirt Waists in figured
percales with embroidery
insertion, only JvC
White lawn waists with tucks and
embroidery insertion, tuck- C O
ed stock collar, all sizes for
Pretty white lawn waists with hem
stitched tucks worth k C
1.25 for ZDC
Other special waist values
at $1.25, S1.45 and
Pretty Wash Dresses
Children's pretty wash dresses at all
prices, 25c, 39c, J C
460, 62c and JC
Among many bargains we note
Quarter color, wood El CI
spreader Hammocks JG
Full color, close weave C
Hammocks, 87c and d jC
Fancy Hammocks with Qk O
pillow and valance OC
Other specials at 1.12, 1.25 and 1.48.
Printed Muslin Fl&jfs at
all prices from large 6-ft.
Flag3 at 29c to 1
small ones for 1C
U. S. Wool Bunting Flags, full stan
dard best quality, 4-f t. flags 98c.
6-ft flags, 1.69; 7-ft. flags, 2.48;
8 ft. flags, 2.87; 10-ft. flags, 3.68;
12-ft. flags, 4.98. Other larger sizes