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THIS AHQ-TJS, TUJKSDAY, INOVEMBJ5II 17. l03
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such articles will he printed oyer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Island county.
Tuesday, November 17, 1903.
President Roosevelt is being com
mended for the brevity of his mes
tsage. Yes, it only took him 1,000
words to say "Let us do our duty by
Cuba." and that's pretty good for a
Colombia is to have a censor. The
czar of Russia and Elwell S. Otis, the
world's highest authorities on the use
of the blue pencil, will doubtless be
The recent session of the ministerial
association at Canton. HI., passed res
olutions denouncing divorce and
pledging the pastors to perform no
marriage ceremonies Where "one of
the putties had -lee-Iivreed unless
the decree was based upon the scrip
tural grounds of infidelity.
William Hughes, member of con
gress from the Sixth New Jersey dis
trict, did not ride to Washington for
the special session on a pass, like
every other congressman, but after
considering the matter he quietly sent
it back to the Baltimore & Ohio com
pany, with a brief letter of thanks.
Mr. Hughes, who is a democrat, won
his seat against one of the wealthiest
men in the district.
A Waverly, Mo., business firm serves
free soup one day in every year to al!
comers. The annual soup day arrived
last- week, and ISO gallons of that
steaming article were served to peo
ple who came from all parts of the
county. Three bushels of potatoes,
one and one-half bushels of turnips,
one-half bushel of onions, 15 heads of
cabbage and a dozen cans of tomatoes
were among its appetizing ingredi
ents. Speaker Cannon says the frankest
man he ever knew was an lllinoisan
who served several terms in the state
legislature. Then he went out of pol
itics and built himself a handsome
house in his home town. When it
was completed an acquaintance was
admiring the edifice and its appoint
ments. "This is a mighty fine house,"
said his friend. "Yes, it is very neat."
"Where did you get the money it
cost?" "Down at Springfield. of
course." was the unhesitating reply.
"Oh. I tell you, there's a heap of yeas
and nays in the legislature every ses
sion." Representative 1. P. Campbell is the
"red-headed representative from Kan
sas" and knows a great deal of agri
culture and other Kansas industries.
When he went to Washington the oth
er day he saw a fire engine go tearing
down the street. He knew about the
fire engine, but a hook and ladder
truck followed. "Look at those
horses running away with those
drunken painters!" shouted the Kan
san to a colleague. His mistake cost
him so much in cigars and other
necessities that Mr. Campbell has de
termined not to be surprised at any
thing he mav see in future.
The New York Federation of Wo
men's clubs has decided to start a
trades school for girls. There was
much opposition to the plan. Some
of . the delegates argued that it was
not the proper function of clubs to
assume the permanent responsibility
of such an institution. Fortunately
the opposite view prevailed. That
there is great need for places where
girls may be taught to be self-supporting
is admitted even by the op
ponents of the plan, says the New
York World. The World believes that
one school started by the federation
will do more good than 100 papers
read upon the subject.
In his milder moments Senator Pet
tus. of Alabama, occasionally swears
"by gravy," but he warns everybody
to avoid eating gravy with meat.
Quoth the old gentleman: "Young
man, observe me. The congressional
directors say I am it. Maybe I am,
but if so it is due in good measure to
'iktbW 1nat 1 hardly ever touch
gravy, which is shortening the life of
our race, just as many other French
abominations are doing." "Hut, sena
tor," urged his youthful auditors,
"maybe your regular habits of life
no late hours and that sort of thing
have aided you in reaching such a ripe
old ago." With a contemptuous snort
th aged Alabama statesman said:
"My habits have always been like a
verb regular, irregular and defec
tive." How Perfectly Shocking.
All hearts will bleed for Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Gwynne Vanderbilt, of
New York. To show their democracy
this richest couple in America is go
ing to live in a flat for the winter.
The flat will cost the mere pittance
of $0,000 per year, for rental. It is
stated that while they will breakfast
in their rooms they will dine in the
regular dining room with ordinary
people, which is, indeed, a magnani
mous concession. They will have,
however, a special table and waiter
and fresh flowers for decorations for
each meal. Special servants will also
attend then), but will be soberly
dressed in brown clawhammer coats
with brass buttons. This mingling
with the common herd, which
amounts almost to slumming, would
be a great shock to the original Van-derbilts.
Dark Horses In Illinois Gnbernator-
A writer in one of the city papers
sums up the situation regarding a
dark horse for governor in the follow
ing sensible observation. He says
that whatever may be the present
intentions of Warner, Fifer or Rose,
or of any other gentleman whose
name has found place in the list of
possibilities, the chances of success
for any of them are comparatively
small if they remain absolutely in the
background in the expectation that
the exalted office of governor, after
successfully eluding those who want
it. will seek them out and thrust it
self upon them. It is a curious fact
that such a thing as a "dark horse"
nomination for governor is unknown
in the history of the republican party
of Illinois unless rather improjerly,
the nomination of (Jen. John M. Pal
mer at Peoria in 1S0S be regarded in
that light. In that case Palmer was
not a candidate and telegraphed a
friend pleadingly: "Do not permit
me to be nominated; I cannot ac
cept." The most conspicuous candidate
was Col. Robert (1. Ingersoll. then at
torney general of the state, who
would have had easy sailing except
for the opposition, on the ground of
expediency, on account of his exceed
ingly unorthodox religious views. A
large number of the delegates- who
personally liked the brilliant Peorian.
could see only party disaster in his
The result was that Pa Inner, over
his own protest, was nominated on
the second ballot.
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
For Thanksetvlng Day
a rate of one fare and a third for the
round trip has been authorized to
points within 150 miles on the Nickel
Plate road, good returning to and in
cluding Nov. ;;0, 1903. La Salle street
passenger station, Chicago, corner
Van Uuren and La Salle street, on the
Elevated loop. City ticket office. 111
Adams street and Auditorium Annex.
'Phone Central 2057.
The Nickel Plate Koad
will sell tickets within distances of
150 miles. Nov. 25 and 2C, at rate of a
fare and a third for the round trip,
account Thanksgiving day. Return
limit Nov. 30, 1903. Three through
trains daily to Fort Wayne, Cleveland,
Erie, Huffalo. New York, Boston and
New Kngland points, on Nickel Plate
road. Meals served in Nickel Plate
dining cars on American club plan,
ranging in price from 35 cents to $1;
also a la carte. Chicago city ticket
offices. 111 Adams street and Auditor
ium Annex. 'Phone Central 2057. De
pot, La Salle and Van Buren streets,
on the Elevated loop.
FROM SOUTH AFRICA,
New Way of I'slna: Chamberlain's Conch
Arthur Chapman, writing from Qur
ban, Natal, South Africa, says: "As a
proof that Chamberlain's Cough Bem
edy is a cure suitable for old and
young. I pen you the following: A
neighbor of mine had a child just over
two months old. It had a very bad
cough and the parents did not know
what to give it. I suggested that if
they would get a bottle of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy and put some
upon the dummy teat the baby was
sucking it would no doubt cure the
child. This they did and brought
about a quick relief and cured' the
baby." This remedy is for sale by
Bock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany will be held at the Bock 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
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
Doesn't Respect Old Ace.
It's shameful when youth fails to
show proper respect for old age, but
just the contrary in the case of Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They cut off
maladies, no matter how severe and
irrespective of old age. Dyspepsia,
jaundice, fever, constipation, all yield
to this perfect pill. 25 cents, at Ilartz
& Ullemeyer's drug store.
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
victim. Tor sale bj all druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORV
A Stagecoach Romance
We were speaking of old stagecoach
days, when people really traveled.
"Nowadays," said a member of the par
ty, "people don't travel. They step in
to an elegantly furnished apartment,
go to bed and the next morning wake
up at their destination. Formerly when
one stepped into a stagecoach, heard
the driver's whip crack and was jolted
along a lumpy road day and night for a
week that was traveling. Besides, the
acquaintances, attachments, weddings,
that resulted from being so closely
thrown together I tell you, there was
romance in stagecoach traveling."
"Would you like to hear one of them
romances V" asked a graybeard in the
corner, removing u cob pipe from his
The advocate of the stagecoach looked
somewhat taken aback; the others all
called for the story.
"It was afore the Union Pacific was
built, and I was goin' to Frisco by
stage. I got Into the old wood and iron
and leather trap, thinkin I was the
only passenger, and tuk the back seat;
but, lookln up suddenly, I saw one of
the pertiest gals, a-sittiu' on the fore
seat, a-facin' me, ye ever see. She had
a head of flaxen hair made into a rope
braid long enough to hang a jayhawk
er with, .her cheeks were a rosy red,
and her eyes were like the twin lakes
back of Georgetown, Colo.
"Waal, now, it wasn't to be supposed
that I, a gay bird of twenty-five, was
a-goin' to ride with a hull middle seat
between me and a bloomin' gal of nine
teen. It wasn't more'n half an hour
afore I had her ou the back seat, with
my arm around her waist to help her
over the bumps. She fought mighty
shy, lookln sideways out'n the off win
der, and kep' tellin' me that I oughtn't
to make love so suddent and all that.
All the same, she 'peared to like It, and
I kep' it up. I noticed that she looked
worried, and when I tole her how I
loved her and would give my life for
her she 'peared to doubt me. Then
when I swore I'd kill any one who
dared lay a finger on her she got confi
dential and told her story. She said she
was a-fleein' fnrni a brutal stepfather,
who was pursuln' her on a trumped up
charge to git her inter his hands. 'In
that bag,' she said. 'I've got some of the
fortun my poor father left me, and if I
can git to Frisco I'll find his old lawyer
and be safe.
"I jest pulled my weepon around and
told her I had six bullets fur that step
father. "When we was a-pullin' up to the
fust relay to change bosses we saw a
dozen mounted men waitln'. The gal
turned pale. 'Say I'm yer sister, she
gasped. One of the men rode to the
stage door, poked a cocked revolver in
at the winder and looked us over.
" 'What's yer name?" he asked me.
" 'Thomas Winter.'
" 'My sister, Mollle Winter.
"He turned away, and I heard him
say to the otliers, 'He ain't aboard.'
Then to the driver: 'We're lookin' fur
one of the gang that robbed the S
bank. Haven't seen no skulkers on the
route, have ye?" The driver told him he
hadn't and drove on.
"'What lock fur you, I said to the
gal. mighty pleased that they hadn't
troubled her. I reckon they're in the
pay o' yer stepfather and made a pur
tense of lookin' fur the bank robber.
'Beckon they was.' she said, a-trem-blin.
"'And if they had searched yer bag
gage and found yer fortun they might
'a thought ye was in cahoots with
the robbers and a-helpin 'em away
with the plunder.
"'It would a been dreadful embar
rassln', she said, shudderin'.
"I tuk her In my arms and soothed
her. She just laid her head on my
shoulder and sobbed. When we'd went
about five mile all of a suddent she up
and said she was a-goin' to git out. I
tole her I thought she was goin' to find
the lawyer at Frisco, but she said she
was afeared they'd be after her ag"in;
she'd better hide fur awhile afore goin''
on. I wanted to stick to her, but she
said she was under obligation enough
to me and wouldn't hear of it.
"I well remember that partin'. It
was evenin', and a new moon was
helpiu out the twilight. We stopped
the stage, and both got out. There was
no one near but the driver on the box;
nothin' but the forest on all sides. I
tuk her hand, and I said:
" 'I swar I'm not goin' to desert the
gal I love in this cowardly fashion. I'm
a-goin' to stick to yer through thick and
thin, and the nex party as stops yer 'II
have to face my shootln' iron.'
"A suddent change came over her
" Ye bloomin' galoot,' she said, pull
In a revolver from her petticoats, yer
goin on with that coach, and I'm goin'
in a different direction with the bank
plunder! I'm no gal; I'm a man, and if
ye don't get into that stage mighty
quick I'll bore a hole inter ye, sartln!
"I was taken so dead aback that I
stood gapin' at the gal, thinkin she
was was a-playin some game on me.
I couldn't at once git on to it that them
beautiful rosy cheeks, them flashin
eyes, that flax hair, belonged to a man.
I stood with my head throwed back,
my mouth and eyes open In astonish
ment. "'Git into the coach, she said again.
D'ye think I'm goin to let ye wait here
to p'int the way I go?
"This time she enforced her words
with a bullet that sang close to my
right ear ind was preparin' to fire
again. I stepped Into the coach, and
the feller told the driver to move on.
The last thing I heard was:
Goodby, sweetheart T
EVELYN R. PORTER.
ABE TO BE HIGH IN FBICE
Would', you eat turkey for your
Would you roll delicious morsels of
the national bird lubricated with
cranberry sauce under your tongue
hile reveling in the manifold bless
ings told of in the Thanksgiving mes
sage of his excellency. Gov. Richard
If you would, then begin to save
your pennies at once, curtail your
every expense, sell your government
bonds and realize on your every se
curity. For the national bird flys high
The tnrk has always been an aristo
cratic fowl, but this year he is high
er up than ever and 20 to 22 cents per
pound' is about what Jones, ihe
butcher, will say to you when he
weitrhs Ills h.-inil and the turkev :m'l
you ask, "How much?"
And even at that price turkeys are
going to be scarcer than snow balls
on the Fourth of .Inly, and the pru
dent IMirvt-vi i- f tin lwmsoVioM Iq,.
der w ill do well to look ahead ami buy
a xuiK several days before the great
The unspeakable t ink is causing
about as much anxiety in Rock Isl
and homes us the unspeakable Turk
is causing in the cockpit of Europe.
Request for Ulds.
Notice is hereby given by the board
of local improvements that bids will
be received at the office of the city
clerk of Rock Island up and until 9
o'clock a. m. of the 24th day of No
vember. A. D. 1003. at which date said
bids will be opened, for the following
The excavation, draining, curbing,
with a combination concrete curb and
gutter and paving to a width of 30
feet with brick, of Twenty-ninth
street, from the south line of Seventh
avenue to the north line of Ninth ave
nue. The specifications and ordinance for
the saitl work are now ou file in the
office of the city clerk.
The cost of the same will be paid in
bonds, which bonds will draw interest
at the rate of . 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 seven
hundred ($700) dollars.
The board reserves the right to re
ject any si ml all bids.
Rock Island. 111., Nov. 10. 1003.
President of I'oard of Local Improve
ments. TODAY'S MARKETS
Chicago, Nov it following are tae open
ing. highest, lowest and closing Quotatlois
tn today's markets:
Dec. 76: 77. 7ti -: 77 i
May. 76 777- 7(5'i 77 .
July, 73; 74; 73H; 74
Nov. 41',. V 41 i.
Dec, 41 H: 41V 41 4
May, 41; 41; 41',; 1
Nov. 33-i xi S3?i : :?-;
Dec., 82 7i 83J4 tS2 ITS', -.
May, 34?: 3,; Si
Jan.. It .r .'7 : 1 1 7: 11 47
May, Jl 55: II 67; 11.55. 11 6J
DjC. 6.7; 6.7 J; '.2. 6 72
Jan , 6 65 6.73; 6.(5 6 67
May, 6 62, 6.67; 6 83 6 65
Jn., 6.10 8.12- 6.10; 6.10.
May, 6.17 6 22 6 17 6.65.
Rye, Dec. Wi: May 55; flax. N. w 10
9. W. o; Dec. M; May W: bariev soft...
Receipts tou.1T. VV Ileal 27. mru 3K o.k
271 : Hogs 3,000: cattle 10.00P, sheep 20.000.
Hob mar eet opened weak to 10; lower.
Lilglit. tl25ra4.75; mixea una Dutch
'.rs, 14 33(3.4 90. kooU Heavy, S4.15&4 85: rougfc
Heavy, 4.15&4 35.
Cattle marset cpeaed wak. Kc lower.
Sheep market opened flow.
Hogs at Kansas CityiOOOO. cattle 16,000,
aogs at Omaha 6 coo, cattle 2,b00.
Union stock yard 8:40 a. m.
Hojr market, quiet, lower.
Lilehi, 3ifcj4 75 mixea and butctiers S4 35
44 90; pood heavy, H 20"e4 80: rough heavy.
4 3l4 41.
Cattle market weak.
Beeves S3 855 0 cows and heifers 1253
t.n, Texas steers I:75lt3 50. ttockrri and
feeders ie.C03M5. westerns 2 8it.35.
Sheep market blow. 15 to 35c lower.
Hog market closed more active.
Lip tit, ft 33.4 80; mixed ana butchers, 4 30
&4.90. rood heavy. ti.svQH 85: routrb heavy.
4 2Uxt4 40.
Cattle market closed qui t butsleadv.
Sheep market closed generally joe lower.
Estimated receipts Wednesday: Wheat 110,
corn 130, oats 125, hogs 34.000.
New York Stocks.
New York. Nov. 17. The following are the
:loslng quotations on the New York stock
Sugar 116, Gas 8:t,-.c. R. 1. &P. 223, South
ern Paclfilc i'H. B. & O. 74m, Atchison com
mon 63?, Atchison pld. . C. M. &St. P.
135,, Manhattan 139. copper 39. W. U.
Tel. Co. ...iLi. & N 103. C & A. 324. Rdg.
common 38 Can. Pacitic 1 18. Leather com
mon ... B. R.T. 88. Pacific Mail U.
S. Steel ptd. 50?i, U. S. Steel common 10!S,
Peona. 112J6. Mo. Pacific f. Union Pacitic
70. coal and iron i.7, Erie common 26H.
Wabash pfd. 32'i, car foundry 19, C. & O.
W. Mi, Rep. Steel pfd. J0, Rep. Steel com
mon 6, New York Central 11CM. Illinois
Central I28?i. .
LOCAL MCARKKT CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Liu
Stock. Feed and FneL
Rock bland,' Nov. 17. Following are the
notations on the local market:
Butter Creamery ic22c dairjl8
Eggs Fresh 22c.
Live poultry Spring chickens ec pr
pound hens Sc per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, 55 to 65c
Cattle Steers 94.00 to S4.60, cows and
helf era 12.00 to 13.50, calves 13.00 to 15.00
Hogs Mixed and butchers 14.25 to 1 5 00.
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. I2.50W
13 50, Lambs per head M.00 to 5.00.
Some of the most anxious hours of
a mother's life are those when the
little ones of the household have the
croup. There is no other medicine so
effective in this terrible malady as
Foley's Honey and Tar. It is a house
hold favorite for throat and lung trou
bles, and as it contains no opiates or
other poisons, it can be safely given.
Sold by all druggists.
Subscribe for The Argus.
Wednesday, Nov 18.
One performance only
Krnest Shipman presents the comedy
AS YOU LIKE IT.
l'y William .Shakespeare.
Introducing Camilla Ileynolds, as
"Rosalind;" James .T. I'.rown. as
"Orlando." An excellent supporting
company. A complete .-cenic and
t-ost umed prod net ion.
Not nly the event of the season,
h.it the treat of years.
Prices: 2Cic. oc T-V and $1.00.
OiRtcnoN Cmamberlin. Kindt u. Company.
Thursday, Nov. 19.
JOSEPH c. I.OCAX
In his idyllic comedy,
CAST A. II. Harvey. A. II. Llrooks,
Miss Million Oxer. .Miss Alice Wil
lard, Mr. Clement. Will Halli. Thomas
J. Xormov Ic. Miss Sarah Cameron,
Miss Uil.'a "Willard.
riMC'ES Uj. o( and 75 cents and $1.
Friday, Nov. 20.
A stupendous revival of Bret Harle's
beautiful story of the Sierras
it title role and the lest supporting
company seen in the play
Typical pictures of an almost forgot
ten page of American history.
Every Character Ta.ken
Prices: 2oc, 50c and 75c.
DlRCCTION CMAMBERLIN, KINDTACOMPANY.
Saturday, Nov. 21.
MATINEE AND M(iHT.
The latest English Melo-dra-matic
Mus'u-al Coined v Novci
tv. SOMETHINO NEW.
rorirni yeai: in enoland.
Fl 1 1ST YEAR IN THIS COUNTKY.
Prices Mat inee. children 2.c. adults
.')c. Night r..V, ,V)c, 7,-.c and $1.
Among the CLOAK AND MILLINERY DEPARTMENTS in the Tri-C
i I1L lOiU JL, 1 1 1 V 1
IS THE LARGEST
THE BEST BECAUSE
DAY BY DAY
ft-! 1 ; I :
mis Dusiness uas increases unrn n nas outgrown an
others in Assortment of Stocks, Floor Space and Vol
ume of Trade. In no city from Chicago to Omaha;
from St. Paul to St. Louis can you find another store
equal" to ours. Old customers continue to trade with
us because our goods satisfv them, and new ones are
attracted by COMPARISON IN QUALITY,
STYLE AND PRICE.
Women prefer to make selections from Large Assort
ments. We show all good styles.
The average woman appreciates prompt action in
correcting mistakes. It's a mistake of yours if the
goods aren't right and you don't give us an oppor
tunity to correct same. We arc always willing to cor
rect any reasonable mistake.
WETRETEVERYBO A LIKE BY M A RJC mCAU.
poor. show eyerybod y the same courteous attention
NO OTHER STORE IN THE TRI-CITIES
CAN SAY THE SAME TRUTHFULLY
If you are not a customer of The Bee Hive you ought
The Longer You Remain Away the More
114-116 WEST SECOND STREET
.lxlIlI,I..M:..I..I-I.I.II..:.I.:.4i..... m -m $
FALL d WINTE
having your FALL SUIT ready "by
getting it now. You will "be able to
choose 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.
The New Clothing Store
Telephone 1312 West, or call at 1316 Third Avenue
Stengel, 75 he Plumber.
I B. WINTER. I
J Wholesale Dealer In PURE WINES AND LIQUOIIS.
WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL
t M&uuf&cturtr of WINTER'S CELEBRATED UllTEKii
F 1819-1618 Third Avenue, Rock Island, 111. $
IT IS THE LARGEST
YEAR BY YEAR f
1 ? fl 1 fl V
sudden cliaues "by
: 1714 Second Avenue.
When you have trouble with
your plumbing, that's a sign the
work wasn't properly done at
When 3'ou entrust your plumb
ing repair work or new to us,
that's a sign you'll have no trou
ble "vith it.
You'll believe in signs after
you have tried our work.
to be and we want you to be
We Both Will Lose.
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