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THE AEeUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1903.
" Pabllsned Daily and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond aventiev Rock Island, 111. Entered at
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or religions, must have
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such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Kock Island oounty.
Wednesday, July 1, 1903.
The packers have pegged up the
Irice of meats on account of the
floods. As prices are advanced, pretty
regularly even in dry weather when
receipts are heavy, the explanation is
New Jersey is not without her re
ward as the state whose laws make
her the favorite home of the trusts.
More than $:t.000,000 will go into her
state treasury this year from taxes
and fees collected from 5,315 speci
mens cf the. "octopus..
Secretary Root has cabled Gen.
Taft not to establish a government
opium monnnoly in the Philippines.
The protest of the press, secular and
religious, was too strong;. Now the
administration will proceed to put
monopoly of the tariff in the hands
of some favorite.
Chicago Chronicle: "It is a mess of
individual crookedness regardless of
party, says Uncle Ilanna of the pos
tal scandals. It is quite true that
there is no partisanship in crime, but
it happens that every mother's son
who is in jail or out on bail in con
nection with the postothce develop
ments is a republican. The same thing
was true of the star route business.
Next Saturday Uethuel and Aaron
French, the oldest twins in Iowa and
possibly in the United States, will cel
ebrate their 85th birthday at Peter
son, Clay countj', near which place
each owns a fine farm. The Frenches
were born on the line between Green
and Washington counties, Pennsyl
vania, and have been in Iowa many
years. Both are in good health and
bid fair to see a good many more
The Democratic Problem.
The problem of who is to be the
nominee of the democratic party for
president has been giving the repub
licans much greater worry than it
has democrats. There , is no doubt a
difference of opinion among demo
crats as to who should be nomina
ted, but the more important question
is. who can be elected? When the
convention meets next summer and
it can be shown that any good demo
crat, will be able to carry enough
electoral votes to win, he will be nom
inated beyond question. It must be
remembered that the rule that re
quires a two-thirds majority of a dem
ocratic convention to nominate makes
it tolerably certain that the candi
date will be acceptable to the great
mass of the party.
The most serious question that Ihe
democrats will have to solve is a plat
form that will clearly express the is
sues upon which the campaign must
be fought and upon which the candi
date must stand. The platform must
be agreed upon before the balloting
for candidates begins and only a ma
jority of the convention is necessary
to adopt it. When the delegations
from the different states meet in con
vention, they will be animated by one
impulse, to select the most available
candidate. They will want to win.
The rank and tile of the democratic
party can add vastly to the chances
of success, both as to the selection of
a satisfactory candidate and of his
election, by selecting the most repre
sentative and honest members- of the
party as delegates to the convention.
Do not tie them down with instruc
tions for any man, but leave them
free to make the best selection .after
conference with their brother dele
gates from other states. The opinion
of the delegates from doubtful states
must and will have the greatest
weight in making the selection. The
democratic sky has been gradually
clearing and with the united effort
of all who believe in the good old doe
trine of "Equal rights to all and spe
cial privileges to none," a glorious
victory for the people is within their
Republican newspapers are taking
more than a passing interest in the
nomination of a democratic candi
date. They have for some time been
trying to breed strife in the demo
cratic ranks; their advice and com
ments are to be taken with due al
lowance for such intentions. Their
c-Torts from this time on will be to
kill off the most able and loyal dem
ocratic candidates and to cause con
firm and discord in the ranks of the
democracy. To listen to them is to
be deceived. They are controlled by
the plutocrats, who are the trust mag
, nates, and they know their downfall
is at hand if the democratic policies
prevail. The talk$ of Wall street or
the trusts and co rporations opposing
the republican ticket is the sheerest
nonsense. The monopoly that gives
the trusts power (to extort from the
people has been grtanted by the repub
licans ugainst the; protest and votes
of democrats. Iu every town in the
country the republican leader is eith
er openly or secretly their willing
tool. Republican legislatures delight
in passing laws in their interest and
a republican congress, but rarely says
them nay vhen the demand is- made
for legislation. In return they have
poured twit "iheir money to elect the
republican tVkets, both state and na
tional. Is it probable that a divorce
of these two interests is intended or
even considered.".' Do the actions of
the republican: administration point
to any serious opposition to the
trusts? It is all a political play, to
fool the people, but it should not de
A Well Dewerred Tribute.
Senator Ilanna has paid a marked
and well deserved tribute to the Sal
vation Army when h delivered an ad
dress at the dedication of the $100,000
citadel of the nrmyj in Cleveland. In
the course of his r 'marks he said:
"If I hat! the power to reach men's
hearts as the simp'le prayers and mu
sic of the Salvatvon Army does, I
should resign' my position in the Uni
ted States senate and do my duty as
a member of the sirmy."
The Salvation Army has suceeded
because it gets' down to the people.
The sermons preached in -and out of
doors, the songs, snng and the music
employed reach the hearts of the
The Salvation Army has done incal
culable good. At the outset it had to
encounter great difficulties. Its meth
ods were met with-derision. Hut it
was sure of its footing and was never
attacked with faintheartedness. To
day it commands the respect and ad
miration of the civilized world.
No religious body, has done more
good. It is the poor man's refuge
and alone points to him the never
closed portals of hope.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
The United States squadron has left
Kiel for Portsmouth. Great Hritain.
An official forecast of the winter
grain crops shows them to be gener
ally satisfactory throughtvit Russia.
The, New York Product Exchange
will be closed on Friday, July 3; the
stock exchange will 1k open.
The postofflce department has com.
pletrtl arrangements with the govern
ment of Peru for an exchange from
Oct. 1 next of money orders with this
The crops in several provinces of
Turkey have been seriously damaged
by recent torrential rains and hail.
According to an official statement
yellow fever has made its appearance
iu Tehauntepec, Mex.
The Western Paper Box Makers as
sociation has decided to hold its next
meeting at Cincinnati.
Newton Van Horn, aged 17, was In
stantly killed by being hit by a "foul
tip" base ball at Cochocton, O.
Dan Godfroy, the famous bandmas
ter of the Grenadier Guards, is dead
at London of paralysis.
Negroes of Wilmington, Del., voted to
send a petition to the mayor asking
him to intercede with theUnited States
government for the protection of the
Mayor Mullins announces that he will
draw the line on prize tights In Butte,
Mont., after the piesent carnival It
The postofflce department has al
lowed the Chicago postofflce seventy
five additional clerks at $XK) per an
num each to take effect July l.
The principal speech at Tammany's
Fourth of July celebration will be
made by ex-TJnlted States Senator
Charles A. Towne.
Fire at Point Lick, Ky., destroyed
several stores, including the National
bank and Odd Fellows hall. Only
one store Is left to the town. The Toss
Cnrerf of Chronic Diarrhoea After Ten
Tears of Safferlnar.
T wish to say a few words in praise
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy," says Mrs. Mattie
Purge, of Martinsville, Va. "I suffer
ed from chronic diarrhoea for 10
j-ears and during that time tried var
ious medicines without obtaining any
permanent relief. Last summer one
of my children was taken with chol
era morbus, and I procured a bottle
of this remedy. Only two doses were
required to give her entire relief. I
then decided to try the medicine my
self, and I didi not useJ all of one bot
tle before 1 was well, and I have never
since been troubled with that com
plaint. One cannot say too much in
favor of that wonderful medicine."
This remedy is for sale by all druggists.
The Foundation of Health.
Nourishment is the foundation of
health, life, strength. Kodol Dyspep
sia Cure is the one great medicine
that enables the stomach and diges
tive organs to digest, assimilate and
transform all foods into the kind of
blood that nourishes the nerves and
feeds the tissues. Kodol lays the
foundation for health. Nature does
the rest. Indigestion, dyspepsia and
all disorders of the stomach and di
gestive organs are cured by the use
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Reiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
DAILY SHORT STORY.
How She Managed It.
"I have something especial to say to
you. Won't you come Into the libra
ry?" "With pleasure. Now. This Is very
comfortable, you at one end of the
divan, I at the other. Have another
pillow. There. It fits into the small of
your back delightfully. Now tell ine
what you want with me."
"What I want with you? Why, 1
"Oh, I can't put It that way. I must
begin at the beginning."
"The beginning of what?"
"Of what? This entanglement, of
"With Mr. Flagler."
"You mean you've encouraged him."
"Please don't say that," reproach
fully. "Well, he's getting engrossed -too
much engrossed and you're afraid
that if you don't shut him off he'll pro
pose to yon, and you're too honorable
to let him do so since you don't want
"How nice It is to be understood:
That's because you're so much older
"Perhaps. What do you want me to
"Why, would you mind being a great
deal with me for awhile so that he
can't get at me? I think In a few days
he'll get used to It and won't try any
"Do you suppose that making a man
jealous will drive him away?"
"But would he be jealous of you?"
"True, I'm old enough to be your fa
ther." "Nonsense. I don't want to do any
thing to make him worse. I want to
have him see that what he expects is
"Why don't you tell him so?"
"How could I do that unless"
"I see. It's the mau who speaks
first of love. Well, you want me to
head him off by being near you con
stantly myself. I confess I think that
would only drive him ou. Now, if you
were engaged he would accept the in
evitable and get over his passion very
"Xou natter me." i
"I mean that's the best wayto ban
"Will you be engaged to me?" , ,
"Why not find a younger man?
"I don't need n.younger man. Ydu're
not a Methuselah."
"You are welcome to my . services.
When shall we begin?" -
"At once." , ' ' ' ;
"Will you tell him that we are en
gaged?" . . -
"Certainly not. That would be
"Then I suppose I must do bo."
"It would be false for you as well as
"Then how Is he to suppose we're en
gaged?" "Why, by seeing us so much togeth
er." "There will be nothing Inevitable
about that. . He must know positively
that we are engaged."
"We might go through the form of
au engagement, I might ask you to
marry me; you might accept. Then
when this man whom you have led on
"I have not."
"I mean when this man who Is in
love with you Is told that you are en
gaged to me and has given you up we
can break our engagement."
"That's not very nice of you."
"Isn't it the Intention?"
"I thought It was the lady's privilege
to break an engagement."
"Certainly I'll let you do It."
"I should think so. I don't want to
be engaged to a man and become used
to his attention, his devotion, then
have him suddenly give me up for
some one else."
"But. my dear girl, it's only to help
you get rid of Flagler."
"Aren't we to have any of the com
forts of an engagement?"
"Do you Intend always to sit at the
other end of the divan?"
"Certainly not. if you wish it other
wise. There! That's nicer, I admit."
"What do people say when they pro
pose?" "I don't know. I've never proposed.
If this were a real case between uS my
words would be very brief and simple,
coming directly from the heart."
"Kitty, sweetheart, I love you. Be
My arm was around her waist, and
her head. sank .down on my shoulder.
"Your answer lsT
I was speaking with Kitty's aunt,
who was my confidential friend, of my
engagement and telling her how it oc
"The little minx!" she exclaimed.
"Flagler has been engaged for a long
while, and Kitty has known It from
I opened my eyes and gave a low
whistie of astonishment.
"Why. then, did she play such a
came on me?" "
"She wanted you. while you persisted
in treating her as a child. Kitty Is
very T.oung. but women, vbu know,
find "means to get their-own way from
.the lime they leave the nursery."
"I should think so." C
is caused by trying to compel
the stomach to keep too rapid a
pace. It is
the bane of
the present age and is wrecking
lives by tne wnoiesaie a little
assistance is needed by the diges
tive organs or (
half the world.
That distressed feeling can be
removed speedily by using
lieecham s Fills and can posi
taking a course of this excellent
medicine. Your stomach will be
kept sweet and clean and your gen
eral neaitn win be . pertect it you
1 EE On Mr
In boxes, lOc. and 25c.
Subscribe for The Argus.
100 Trimmed lints
for July 4th
worth J2.50 to $t
THIRD AVENUETHROUGH TO SECOND
r rzir r run ru
v.. . Uss rjkm
lints, white and
colors, special for
ffUNDISEDS artices you will need for July 4th are priced here less
than elsewhere. Three Days' Business in Two.
We Close All Day Saturday, July 4-th, so have to crowd the business into
two days. Vigorous low pricing will do it. For instance the sale of Ice Cream
Freezers, Croquet Sets, and lots of Picnic Necessities in the Crockery De
partment, the Astonishing Gibbons at Half Price and Less, the demoralized
House Wrapper Prices, the Fourth of July Millinery at 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4-Value,
Hammocks 20 per cent Discount, etc., etc. All over the store you'll
find bargains of the kind that melt away fast. Remember 3 days' trading in two
Ribbons at Half Price
Several thousand yards
of plain satin, taffeta and
liberty ribbons at a great j
sacrifice. Hair ribbons,
neckwear ribbons and sash
ribbons, all included.
Values Offered Arc
4c, 5c and 7c Ribbons About 1.000
yards in this lot. the best, all
pure silk Ribbons, it's like giving
them away at )A(
a yard m-j
10c, 12'?c and 15c Ribbons Over
one hundred and fifty pieces in
this lot, black and colors, heavy
satin and silk taffeta Ribbons, at
less than half price,
18c to 25c Ribbon -In heavy cord
edge and satin, black and colors,
best all silk Ribbons, half prico
and less. . 1 fi
at, per yard 1 UL
28o to 32c Ribbon Double face
elegant heavy black satin, also
liberty satin Ribbons in white
and all colore, 1t
per yard, only lut
38 to 45c Ribbons Heaviest grade
black double fared ' Satin, also
satin taffeta Ribbons in white
and all colors, extraordinary
per yard . 19c & 25c
65c Ribbons Extra wide for sash
es, heaviest double face cord
edge satin Ribbons - in white
cream and black. Don't wail
too long to get some of the?
at the 00n
Ribbon Sashes and Bows made
Men's 97c Madras
All now ccloiins. a:". 1 nial:'ng
equal to nvitfe-to-ordor shirts
at three times the r lee 72s
for summer waists
like a linen handker-
Whlte Habutal Silk
White Habutal Silks,
Men's 50c Ties 35c
A new tie for the Fourth latest
New York styles in washabltt
ties, silk ties, etc., very special,
Iidifs $1.2." Patent Kid CQr
Strap SIiii'rs OtL
Indies 6S- Fancy
Misses $1.2.1 Satin
Hordered Parasols ....
Ladies 20c Imported I'ine
(JauRe Gat:7.e IIoso
Ulxbv's 25c size "nilin : t in irhoe
..Polish fur all kirii
42c Knit Union Suits 25c
Ladies Lace trimmed Vmbrella
drawer 1'nion Suits, exceptional
bargain at 25c
Ladies' Fabric Gloves
White, black and colors in silk
and lisle lace work and plain,
at $1.00, 75c. 50c, 3Sc and... 25c
S2.00 Shirt Waists 39c
Special Madras and Corded Ging
ham fancy Shirt Waists have
sold up to $2.00 Your choice for
two days at 39c
Hammocks 20 per cent
Hammocks of all kltls Kleganv
assortment at 1-3 off 20 per
20c Playing Cards 12c
Slick Playing Cards, worth 20c, for
tw days, per pack 12c
Two Days of Demor
End of the spring season is ap
proaching and we ve cut prices
right and left on all broken lines of
wrappers.. Nothing spared -$1.50
Percale and Lawn Q
$2.00 Fancy Trimmed CI
$2.50 Pretty and CI ?0
Stylish Wrappers MU
$3.00 and $3.50 Wrappers for eve
ning wear, very,, ff QO
dressy styles. $2.25 and . JltvO
All sizes. beautiful colors and
patterns and prices shot to pieces.
Special two days before
the Fourth of July Bargains
in all of our Ready to Wear
For the Fourth of July Peerless I celand
Picnic Ice Cream Freezers
Everything you need, here.
Don't worry around getting
things together it doesn't
pay when you can just buy
your outfit at prices like
Picnic Plates, per dozen.. 5c
Paper Napkins, up from, per
Picnic Teaspoons, silverine. . . . . .1c
Water Glasses, six for .........9c
Nickel Covered Glass Butter
Wax Paper for Sandwiches
sheets 24x36. each . i ...... . . 1c
Picnic handled glass Mugs.... .5c
Tin Cups .....2c
Paper Lemonade Straws, doz...2c
Granite Coffee Boiler 63c
PIcnio Baskets 4
Tin Coffee Pot 1o
Croquet Sets for the Fourth t $1.98, $1.35, $1.19, 98c, 83c und 65o.
As m special bargain for Thursday and Friday, while they last, good four,
ball Croquet 8ets complete with mallets, arches, stakes, regular 49c
pionio price 35o. ' '
The 3 minute Kind. No
mistake. You can do it
just as surely as any expert
if you follow directions. A
printed card that tells how,
goes with every freezer.
You can buy cheaper
freezers than the Peerless
Iceland but you can't buy
any as good for as little as
the Peerless three-minute
Freezer costs here. All sizes
1 quart $1.35
2 quart $1.75
3 quart $2.0.0
and so on.'
Have a Peerless Ice Shedder,
Is the kind that fits,
wears and holds its
shape. Don't miss
With padded should
ers. Best fitting Out
ing Suits in the city.
TKICES FrROM 5 TO 15
cT6e- New Clothiers
Gustafson & Mayes,
The New Clothing Store
1714 Second Avenue.
Wresh Jir Club
AND BUY SOME PORCH OR
t. f. r. f , y , f , ; f ,r ,
ARABIAN Porch Furniture well made and
cheap 2.25 and tip.
CREX GRASS Porch furniture very new
and refined styles up from 3.75.
LAWN AND PORCH SETTEES all sizes and
colors up from 1.4-8:
HAMMOCKS great variety up from 98 cts.
Drake Furniture . Carpet
fnirma MT Fourth and 'Brady S fjr.
H. E. C A STEEL,
L. ...... I,, tAJ
L. D. MUDGE,
H. D. BIMMON,
Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. lOO.OOO. Four Fer Cont Interest Paid on Uepo.il.
Estates and property of all kinds are inanaped by this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the, company. We act as executor of and trustee tinder Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
IROCK ISLAND SAVINGS -BANK f
X KOCK ISLAND, ILL. X
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
X Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Dufor3, President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President. '
P. Greenatvalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupying S. E corner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building.
R. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
" II. P. IIulL L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Bui ord,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.