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TJBU5 FlilDAY, NOVEMBER 13. 1903.
Publlaned Dally and Weekly at 1824 Sec
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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' All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, mnat have
real name attached tor publication. No
sucn articles will be "printed over fictitious
si gnat ares.
Correspondence solicited from every town
skip in Bock Island county.'
Friday, November 13, 1903.
Panama can now "tell it to the
There, is enough of the Cuban red
proeity question to hang way over
"the farther edge of the extra session
. Murphy, the Tammany leader, is
about to take a vacation. His bitterest
foe cannot deny that he has earned
It will take Uncle Sam a longer time
to get around a revolution in Panama
now than it will when he digs that
Ten thousand women fought to get
a look at Miss Mae (loelet after she
had become the bride of the Duke of
Itoxeburg-h in .New York. Some of the
souvenir seekers almost ran awav with
the duke as a souvenir.
The city council of Chicago has
passed an ordinance prohibiting the
sale of toy pistols with a view to les
sening the number of fatal accidents
on Julv 4. 'o citv will make a mis
take in following this example.
That noble old Roman. Theodore
Mommsen, the historian, died last
week full of years and honors. (Jer
many was lavish with distinctions
heaped upon him in his life and when
he was laid to rest. The remarkable
feature of his funeral 'was the pres
ence of 12 surviving- children. In his
long and eventful career he had gar
nered an abundant harvest in many
fields of activity, and he laid down
plentiful sheaves when he passed over
to the majority. He was born at
Carding, Schleswig, Germany, Nov.
30. 1837, and was therefore S6 years
old lacking a few weeks when1 he died.
According to the medical reports of
the navy, "neurasthenia," a species of
nervous disease supposed to be de
pendent upon the impairment of the
functions of the spinal cord, appears
to be on the increase in the service.
A number of valuable officers are now
on sick leave and under treatment for
this complaint. 'The medical officers
attribute it to the necessary condition
of affairs due to the dearth of officers
available for service which imposes
upon those on the active list long
hours of dutv on remote stations
where opportunities for diversion are
Rale of the Trusts.
Congressman Littlefield. a republi
can, gave a list of 1.800 trusts with a
capitalization of nearly $14,000,000,000
which was printed in the Congression
al Record Feb. 26, 1903, to which ag
gregation each family in the United
States contributed nearly $100 so that
the trusts can get rich and the poor
It matters not how poor and
wretched a majn may be, the protec
tive tariff demands and obtains a tax
from him. The ways of the protec
tionists are peculiar; they pass laws
to keep out foreign goods and then
pass another law appropriating $5,
000,000 for an exposition at St. Louis
and invite foreigners to exhibit their
productions side by side in competi
tion with our domestic products.
They have established a system of
taxation so remarkable that a tramp
chewing his quid of tobacco pays his
taxes with the rest of us, and the poor
man and the laborer pays in far great
er proportion than the millionaire.
And yet we are being'told by the re
publican leaders that no steps must
be taken by the coming congress to
reform or revise this unequal tax;
that the prosperity of the country is
bound up with the protective tariff
and we must "let well enough alone."
If the republican leaders were not
in league with the trusts, combines
and corporations, would they be con
tinually advising the voters of the
United States to "stand pat" on such
an iniquitous and unjust system that
makes the farmer, the working man
and the people with small means pay
enormously more in proportion to
their incomes than the millionaire or
the trusts or corporations? Is it any
wond-er to see vast fortunes accumu
lated by the few, who are protected,
and the great majority continuing in
straitened circumstances, with no
li pe of immediate improvement?
Will the people of this land continue
to vote to keep the republican party
in pow er by electing congressmen and
legislators who favor the continuation
of the high protective system, or rath
er vote for democratic candidates who
a re pledged 'to reform the tariff so
that the system of taxation shall be
changed to "equal rights to all, spe
cial privileges to none?
Republican Postmasters Organizing
The' Vord has gone out from the Re
publican leaders to the postmasters in
every state to organize. Ostensibly the
faithful henchmen are to have as their
objects educational and fraternal pur
poses, but their real purpose. It will be
seen, is a partisan, one. The Nebraska
postmasters are the first to carry out
the order from the bosses by meeting
at Lincoln, where tbey were addressed
by sundry Republican congressmen and
editors. "Among the number was W.
E. Andrews," says Ibe Omaha World
Herald, "former congressman from the
'Big Six and at present auditor for the
war department, having stopped off
here while on his way to fill a few
speaking engagements In the western
part of the state. He naively admitted
that the association would not be a bad
thing politically from the Republican
point of view; also that there is a gen
eral movement to organize the postmas
ters in every state in the Union." As
nearly every postmaster is a Repub
lican and an intense partisan it will be
well for Democrats everywhere to keep
their eyes open to this movement and
watch developments. These patriots
are intent on making all the trouble
they can for the Democratic party and
especially for newspapers of that faith.
Most of them would not dare to make
any desperate step singly, but united,
with the Republican leaders back of
them to concoct nefarious schemes, they
will be more bold.
AT THE HOTELS.
At the Harper A. X. Raker, Chi
cago; .lames Rowson, Iowa. City; A
L. Puffer, Huston; A. (i. Cripps, Chi
cago; .1. II. Xathoss, Dubuque; F. )
Van lialder. Rock Island: M. .1. lloff
heimer, Chicago; Mrs. E. C. tJraves,
(Jeneseo; (). K. Flanghier, Xew York;
15. C. Iiwrence. Helvidere; K. .1. Ha-
zen, Chicago; Y. II. Befen. Indianapo
lis; .1. X. Frame. Reading, l'a.; C. R
Musser, Muscatine: A. P. Swetman,
Cleveland. Ohio; F. K. Xewburry, Chi
cago; 1. R. .lellinek, Peoria; Ray My
ers and wife, .loliet; X. C. Irons, II. A
Schmidt. Cincinnati. Ohio: W . . Ser-
rin, Chicago; F. (J. Lewis, New York
R. H. Anderson, Chicago; William
Hacker. Chicago; A. W. Rue. Chicago
P. A. Wuterich. Meriden, Conn.; E. C
Allen. Xew York; C. Harwood. Bos
ton: W. J. Blodgett. Orion; !. VY
Schubach, Peoria; A. S. Hineman. Chi
cago; II. If. Clark. St. Louis; L. A
Wevburv, Rockford; (J. W. Reilly.
Danville; (J. W. AUenstein; X. C. Hub
bard and wife, Chicago; X. Hagenau-
er, St. Louis; G. L. Cornville; J. H.
Ludden; V. W. Ailing, Chicago; A.
MeArthur. Aledo; (J. H. Spitzli, Utica;
C. C. Capperton. Stillwater; (i. X. Gil
leu. Chicago; J. T. Ensminger. Cripple
Creek; S. C. Cifford. Rock Island; C.
Kelsbury. Bonaparte; C. F.. Koenefel
Xew York; A. R. Wade, Brockton
At. the Harms (European) C. .7.
Swanson. Minneapolis; (J. W. McFar-
land. St. Louis; G. T. Benkley, Chica
go; Louis Cohn. Xew York; W. P.
Leitch. Bloomington: Mrs. M. Cook,
Miss Taliaferro, Maurice Evans, W. T.
Hodge, Miss Franklyn, Miss Lowell
with "Mrs. Wiggs company; M. II
Dallet, Xew York: J. E. Caven. with
Clay Clement company; A. R. Wil
liams. Milwaukee; J. .1. Lines, Rock
Island; W. S. Brady. Chicago; G.
Ploehrk. Chicago; .1. Steinberg. San
Francisco; B. Bogess. Des Moines; C.
A. Spence. Chicago; C. M. Burton. In
dianapolis; II. Parsons. E. A. How
land. (J. Palmer, Chicago; .1. T. Lim-
hert, Louisville; P. D. Richardson, Chi
cago; F. E. Angerson, Galesburg; T
Williams. E. R. Hurd. G. A. Bothwell,
II. E. Crandall, Chicago; O. Haagen
Davenport; G. Bargart. G. Valentine,
C. Spring, Chicago; G. E. Brown, Oma
ha; C. H. Swift and son. Peoria; Bert
Pease, H. L. Gorman. .1. .1. Harrison,
Chicago; L. E. Carroll, Pittsburg; L.
Davis, R. L. Bracelin. P. H. Russell. L.
C. Gordon, Chicago; B. L. Wind and
wife, Burlington; E. E. Ferguson, Xew
York; L. Larson, Minneapolis; .lames
Munroe, Chicago; C. J. Williams, Peo
ria; G.' A. Anthony. Cincinnati; L. I).
Wise, C. C. Lawton, L. J; Montgom
ery, Chicago; A. C. French, Xew
York; Sam J. Myers, Xew Y'ork; A.
(J. Cronn, S. A. Thomas, Chicago; V.
Grenburg, Indianapolis; G. A'. Carroll,
At" the Rock Island W. 1 Ives,
Galesburg; L. F. Baker, .Hampton; J.
R. Pitney, Peoria; M. A. Olson and
child, Mrs. E. Olson. Davenport; Swan
Anderson, Monmouth; J. B. Francis,
Xew York; M. O. Osborn, Boston: C.
F. Berg, Bishop Hill; M. X. Beusalat,
Chicago; W. F. Engele, Bloomington;
J. P. Williams, Chicago; D. Lay, Buda;
C. F. Salisbury, Galesburg; E. Menr-
ling. Cable, III.; J. B. Weber, St. Lou
is; J. W. Robson, Peoria; J. B. John
son. Galesburg; W. L. Gregory. Joliet;
W. R. Ray, Des Moines; W. Mink. Chi
cago; J. M. Keyes, Rochester, X. Y.;
H. A. Seeger, Canton. Ohio; Elmore
McAIvon, Stillwater, Minn.; A. Wol
gunot, Peoria. -
Stockholders' Meet lor.
Eock Island, III., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany will be held at the. Eock Island
office of the company, corner Seven
teenth street and First avenue,- Fri
day, Nov. 27, 1903, at 3:30. p, m., for
the election of directors, and any oth
er business that may come before the
meeting. . .
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
ForOrtr Sixty Yeara
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
tents bottle.. , -. :
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Mediaeval Love Story
The Ltuly Agatha stoodlin the green
wood listening. She was the daughter
of one with royal blood In his veins,
and in such families it isfwell known
that love plays no part in marriage.
Yet love had come unbidden to the
Lady Agatha, and she was playing
with one of his sharp arrows. A young
soldier came through, the trees and
"I have bad newsJfor you. My father
announced to me today that 1 was to
wed Count Alfred."
The young mau ojuailed as if struck
by a blighting wind. "To lose you, and
to him. jny bitter enemy!" he moaned.
"Herbert, be strung, for my sake!"
And, throwing her aa-ms about him, she
wept on his shoulder.
"There is no hope."
"There Is. Count Albert will not
force me to marry him if I tell him
that such a marriage would be re
pulsive to me."
"He will follow his inclination.
Agatha, choose now between me and
him. If you choose me, meet me here
tomorrow evening at sunset and be
ready to go with me. I have found
favor with the king, who, if we are
once married, will give me preferment
and Iris influence with your father."
She hesitated a moment, then whis
pered: "I am yours. I will meet you
That evening the earl, her father,
summoned her to his apartments.
There with him was the Count Alfred.
"Agatha." said the earl, "this Is your
betrothed. I leave you with hi in,
trusting that your first interview may
result in your being mutually pleased
with each other." With that he with
drew. Agatha threw herself at the
"Your highness," she said, "I am go
ing to trust myself to your mercy. I
do not love you. I love another. Tell
my father that you resign me."
The man started, but controlled himself.
"What you ask is impossible. Our
union will heal a breach between two
important families. The king desires
"The man I would wed is in favor
with the king. We will go to him for
"Tomorrow evening. Give us but till
then and all may be well with us."
"Give me your confidence, and I will
Agatha gave the hour and place of
meeting, but resolutely refused to give
her lover's name. : Then the count de
clared that he loved her too well to
prevent her happiness.
"Noble man," exclaimed Agatha,
your place in my heart shall always
be next that of my lover."
The count withdrew muttering, "I
have a delicate rol to play." "
The next morning Count Alfred told
the earl of his interview and the Lady
Agatha was locked in her room. At
sunset Ilerbert repaired to the green
wood and waited impatiently. It was
past the hour set and the twilight was
deepening when a figure concealed in a
long robe came toward him. He won
dered how Agatha could look so tall.
The figure came on and stopped before
him. Then, suddenly, the robe was
thrown off, revealing Count Allied.
"I came." he said, "intending to con
ceal my identity, but since you are the
man who intends to thrust yourself
among those immeasurably above you
I have stepped out of my disguise to
give you the chastisement you merit."
"Nothing could be more welcome."
Both drew rapiers and placed them
selves on guard. A- full moon shone
above the horizon, giving sufficient
light, glistening on the polished blades,
which gave the sonnd of steel agninst
steel. It was a short fight. Count Al
bert was so accustomed to contempt
for his inferiors In birth that he was
not as careful as hi3 wont, but he was
a good swordsman and fought well.
Ilerbert fought with n hope that the
issue might give hini the girl he loved.
At last a ray of moonlight reflected
from his adversary's sword shone In
Count Albert's eye, momentarily blind
ing him. Before he could recover Her
bert's rapier had pierced his body. He
would have fought on. but loss of blood
weakened hlra, and he sank down In a
Herbert, turning from him, saw his
robe lying near and, putting it on, went
toward the castle. Boldly entering, he
asked where was the Lady Agatha.
"In a chamber in the round tower,"
was the reply. Going there, he saw a
woman sitting at the door and demand
"Certainly, your highness," replied
the woman, who had seen Count Al
bert go off In the cloak she had herself
provided, and she opened the door.
In a few minutes the man came out,
dragging Agatha, who feigned to go
unwillingly, and, making an exit, the
two went to the greenwood, where
Herbert had brought horses, and.
mounting before the eyes of the wound
ed man, who had sought to prevent
them, rode till near midnight, when
they drew rein in the courtyard of the
"What's this, boy?" said the king
when Ilerbert had secured an audience.
"An elopement, for which I crave
your majesty's pardon and sanction."
And Herbert told the story of how he
had won. .
"We need young-men of your pluck,"
said the king. "I will see what I can
do for you."
The result was that the earl's eon
sent was gained to the marriage of,
Herbert and Agatha, and Herbert was
given the command of a company and
later of a regiment of arquebusiers.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
John McCaughen, 75 ears old, and
Mrs. Elvira Beach. 04, were married
by Justice McCaircn at Kenosha, Wis.
James L. Blair Is again in a critical
condition at St. Louis.
Because he was jilted by Miss Nellie
Pattice, August Enk, of Chicago,
slashed htr face with a razor, inflicting
wounds which will disfigure her for
life. . ,
Baron Stick vou Sternberg, the Ger
mau ambassador to the United States,
has developed a cancerous growth on
The United States Steel Corporation
in u proposed retrenchment of the pay
roll, will make a cut of about f 15.000,
0CO. Job" R dmond has called a meet
ing of the Irish Parliamentary party
and the national directory of the Unit
ed Irish Leue, to discuss the retire
ment of William O'Brien.
The historic letter of General Grant
accepting the nomination to the presi
dency and ending with "let us have
peace" has been found among some
waste paper at Hartford, Conn., by a
The general missionary committee of
the Methodist Episcopal church, in ses
sion at Omaha, has appropriated $U,
777 for domestic missions.
Henry Klein, ag'd 2t' years, aud
Frank Gray, aged 25, two Minneapo
lis young men. were drowned In Lake
Eddy, near Anoka, Minn.
Fire at Nashville. Tenn., did 50,000
damage to the stock of the Tennessee
Chemical company at West Nashville.
Burglars broke into the safe in the
postofhVe at Madison. O., and secured
money and stamps to fie amount of
Martin Graves and Martin Conner,
engineers, and Edward- Sturges, John
Reynolds-, William Ieydeu and H. H.
Leach, firemen, were killed in a rail
way collision near Xew Hope. Ky.
Fire in a mail car in the St. Petersburg-Moscow
railway destroyed va!c.a
blvs werth S3,5i0,0U0.
Chicago, Nov u -Following are tne open
ing. highest, lowest ana closing quotations
n today's markets:
Dec.,?6' 76'i: 5H-16 -May.
V " '"
July, I&k ; 3H; '3.
Nov. 42' m 42. .
Dec. 41. H 4tH-t
May, 4i3: 42; 41: .1.
Nov. 34V S4' SiX 34H'
Dec, us S31i. 3l 33
May. 31; 3o; 34; 35.
Jan., It 60: 11 57: 11 62
May, 11 65 11.75: 11 6: 11.7a
. Dec, A.7J. 6 90 : 6 78 , 6 80
jau . 6 67. 6K2; 8 67: 6 8i
May, 6.62; 6.75: 6.62 6.75
Jan., 6.10; 6.15: 6.10: 6.15.
May, 6.20 : 6 37: 6.20; 6.25.
Rye, Dec. f2Vi: May '54; flax, N. W 87;
S. w. 91: Dec. i: May we: oariev 3--.i,
Receipt toaay; Wneat 122, corn 247, oat
168; cogs 20,000: cattle 20,ooo .sneep 3.000.
Hog marset opened weak to 5c lower.
LteHt. 14 M)a5.0Q: mixed anu untcn
ers. f4 dOftft.io- good heavy, 14.10(34 95: rougo
Cattle market opened steady.
Sbeen market opened 10c lower.
Hogs at Kansas City 7.000. cattle 3,000,
nogs at umaia a uuu. came i.buu.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog marker, slow and weak.
Light, li.354S5; mixed and butchers 14 40
34.93. good heavy. H1034W; rough heavy.
Cattle market steady.
Sheep market steady.
Hoe market closed weak to lec lower.
Light, 4;!034K0; mixed ana bate tiers, 4.40
a,iu: eooa neavy, 4i02.4t; rough neavy
Cattle market closed slow but firm.
Sheep market closed strong to loc higher
Estimated receipts Saturday: Wheat 1J0,
corn 23, oats 125, hogs lk.OCO.
New York Stocks.
New York. Nov. 13 The following are the
cosing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar Gas 9:.C. R- 1. &P. 22X, South
ern acinic 4. u. b u. 73, Atcnison com
mon 64, Atchison pd. B. C. M. & St. P.
I3. Manhattan I3?5. copper 39. W. U.
xei. KiO. bj. l. & N lAti, (J s A. SWJfl. Kag.
common 39?i Can. Paclho 117H. Leather com
mon 7. B. R. T Pacific snail 23. U.
S. Steel ntd. 52 Wt. U. S. Steel common 101.'.
Penna. llS'-f. Ma Pacific Union Pacific
Ti. coal ana iron ctx, Erie common sen.
Wabash ptd. 32. Car foundry 19, C. & O.
w. la. Ken. steei pi a. Ken. i-ei com
mon 61,, New York Central 116:. Illinois
LOUAL BCAK&KT CONDITIOKS.
today's Quotations on Provisions, I4t
Stock. Feed and KueU
Rock Island, Nov. 13 Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery zk23c, dairy lHc
Eees Fresh 22c.
Live poultry Spring chickens ec per
pound nens tsc per pounn.
Vegetables Potatoes. 55 to 65c
. Live Stock.
Cattle Steers 14.03 to 14.50. cows and
heifers 12.00 to 13.50. calves S3.no to 15.00
Hogs Mixed and butchers 14 25 to 15 00,
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 1 2. 50 to
13 50. Lambs per head M OO to (5.00
H. 1. TOHER.
A. li. ANDERSON.
H. J, Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main it - ..
PAY LATER ON
A little each week will do.
i.adikk' taii.oi: maim: srrrs
l,AI)li:S Fl'U T.OAS in new
l.AIMKS .1 AC KKTS in Tan and
IMaek Monte Carlo an.l tight-
fittins; liaelt st vie:-.
15 values for ...
MKX'S OYKKCOATS cr.rrecllv
tailored in Kersevs. Meltons
JIK.VS .Sl'lTS in new Winter
stvles, perfect fitting Worsteds
in a iid
in if Worsteds
107 East Second Street and l'-'S
Ursuly . iSt reet. Davenport, lov:v
OistCTiON Chamberun.Hindt . Company.
Friday, Nov. 13.
Liebler & Co.. managers (by arrange
ment with The Century Co.)
A three-act character comedy, with
heart, interest; Dramatized from
Alir Heg"an Itice's two famous
stories "Mrs. Wi-rps," and "Lovely
Mary." ly Anne Crawford Flexner.
Prices: ."6c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
Saturday, Nov. 14.
and Ola. Humphrey
Present the sensational dramatic
-BUFIBT) AT SEA.
Iiy Theodore Kremer, author of "The
Fatal W eeldlng," withUrral Hum
. phrey and a selected
Special Scenery. Abundance of Com
edy, btartling and novel situations
Prices 25c. 35c and 50c.
DllKCTION CHAI"IBERUN. KINDT COMPANY.
Sunday, Nov. 15.
' THE (jJREAT SUCCESS
Written by Lottie I'lair Parker au
thor of "Way Down East." A play
that 'will live forever. The most
original, unhackneyed and divert
ing play of southern life ever writ
; 27 A IIE.M Ai;iAULE CAST 27
Massive production complete in every
detail. Free list entirely suspend
ed for this engagement.
Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Oirlction Cham berun, Kin pta Company.
Wednesday, Nov. 18.
One performance only
Ernest Shipman presents the comedy
AS YOU LIKE IT.
I ! I lx..i..I..M.I.-fr4"I"I"I"I"I"I"I"I-M"I"I"I"I"M!-fr4"l-M 'I"H
fE prepared for sudden changes by
having your FALL SUIT ready by
getting it now. You will "be able to
clioose from one of the "best selected
stocks in the city. Our styles are al
ways the latest, and " our prices are
right. Our stock is fresh and new. We
keep no old shelf -worn goods.
75he New Clothiers J
The New Clothing Store z 1714 Second Avenue. J
.4.I.M..I..I..I..I..I..I..M.I..I-IHX.4'4"!"!"I ! ! I 11
Do You Pay for.
$2.50, S3.00. S3.50
$4.00 or even more?
For $4 Ave can sell you a shoe that
we helieve marks the limit of real
Added emphasis goes with the
statement that they bear the
Dolly Bros, stamp.
Made of patent kidskin with
mat kid top high wing vamp
and the latest whim of UK)3s
fancy, the high Mexican heel,
light and medium sole. We'll
gladly show it.
DOLLY BROS.. 307 TWENTIETH ST
Telephone Union 721
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
203 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone North 6281
You do not have to beg
your employer to go
Yoir Promise to Pay is All
Tlie People's Store,
WHERE YOUR. CR.EDIT IS GOOD.
321 Twentieth Street, hock island
UHEER UP ! '
old man and lake a drink of the
"good old stuff." The conmiVin
est mistake of tliose who do im
bibe is to be inveigled into drink
ing counterfeits. We sell the
genuine rye and bourbon whis
ky, and at no excessive price at
;that. Try a sample bottle.
Wines and cordials here, too.
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Square, eor. Seyenteentk
Street and Third Arena.
7 :M Xbti5