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THB AfieUS, TflUflSuAY, DECEMHEIt 17 i03
Publlsned Dally and Weekly at 16J4 Sec
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Thursday, December 17. 1903.
Perhaps Mr. ilauna is me
inr tu pvt-sent himself to 1 lit'
old party sis a Christinas pift.
If lien. 1 "iile-lii lie eer jot" out of
the war business, the l)es Moines Cap
ital thinks he oiiht to make a rood
lhiiir rerilbin old umbrellas.
The unprecedented advancement of
Wood a ff i rds but another illustration
of the same old tory. The commodi
ty i- simply protected through repub
.X t the recent school election in
Sprinsrfield. Mass.. r'G;: wi.inen regis
tered :mi I .".1 went to the pdl. One
of the chief reasons women have not
the ha Hot is that thev do nut want it.
The New York World says there is
evidently some connection between the
highest price for oil since 1 .' ami t ht
"expect a nt mood" to which President
Harper, of Chicago university, confesses-.
Assistant Secretary of State Loomis
at a 1 . ; 1 1 ! u c t in New York the other
night said that the reco n it ion of
Panama iv the Cnited Stales averted
a win between France and Colombia.
."Secretary l.oomis should net lie idliiiif
away his time in the state depart
ment. He 1'iijjht to be writing detec
tie si lies.
Mark Twain lonjf aij-o arrived at the
conclusion that it is a pretly serious
Ihinjr lo be a professional humorist.
ISeceiUly a society youth of the "Wil-!Ie-oR-the-
acht" sort was introduced
to the author. "Aw. I say. Mr. Clem
ens. I think it must be awfully ca.-y
to be funny, don't you know." "It i.
for you unless von try to be." yrimly
replied the man who has made mil
Consistent to Ketain Him.
Philadelphia Ket-nrd: Heath savs
he'll stay on the republican national
committee, (imiil! He savs there is
no reason why he should resipn. Nei
ther is there if the national committee
shall discard a,l disguises ami conduct
the camj-aitrn under the true colors
of the republican party. Perry S.
Heath is a typical republican politi
cian. He represents exceptionally well
the spirit and purpose of the party,
and the democratic party oiirht to
hope earnestly that lie will stay not
onlv till the convention shall meet.
lint till the
Nov em her.
votes shall be counted
Koosevelt's Finger in the Pie.
s is appearing in re
in this state over an
of President Koose-
to interfere in Illinois politics.
and direct nominations for poverjior
and other state otlicers next year.
The president in the Poo.-evelt strenu
ous way appears to have reached the
conclusion that it. is his duty to regu
late Illinois state politics. State pol
iticians have been in Washington in
conference with Mr. Kooseveit, and it
it riven out that he may have very de
cided opinions, with equally positive
assertions on 1 he other side. It is the
Kooseveit way to interfere and dic
tate. Hut he Will find the Illinois
proposition a harder one than ever
he undertook to. handle.
o;sevc!t"s plan on some
fallibility is to boss the
machine in the west.
More than one president
plea of iu-repnblii-a
to yrief by personal
overleaps itself, and
Kxpoeiog the Trnntm.
The eiposure of the way the fsbip
building trust was wrecked by Schwab
and others Las been shown up by the
receiver appointed by the court and
more than verified by the evidence ad
duced at the court proceed in;;. Re
ceiver Smith characterizes the wreck
ing of the trust as "an artistic swin
dle" and recommends to the -ourt that
the swindlers be prosecuted ami made
There is not much doubt that other
corporations and trusts have leen han
dled in the same way. and more ex
posures utsvy be expected in the near
future. The asphalt trust was manip
ulated in a similar manner, ami many
of the railroads have been reorganized
on a like basis, but the receivers in
the railroad cases were friendly to the
wreckers, so no punishment of the rob
brH was attempted, and they were
allowed to get away with the swag.
The receiver of the asphalt trust was
not so ev.:i'?!acenl, aud General Greene,
the Republican commissioner of police
of. New York city, is beins. prosecuted
by the receiver, with a strong proba
bility that be will have to disgorge
some of the ill gotten gains. There
are a eood many,, other trust magnate?
oo the ragged edge, and with hard
times coining on and business decreas
ing more of the promoters of these
overcapitalized corporations will be
taken into court and asked to explain
where all the money has gone. Thus
the quarrels of trust promoters over
the cold remains r some of the trusts
are doingmore than ongress or presi
dent for "publicity."
The public is not only swindled by
extortionate trust prices to enable divi
dends to be paid on excessive capitali
zation, but those; Who have been silly
enough to buy trust -stocks and bonds
find they have a depreciated security
for thrt good money invested. If Presi
dent Roosevelt had been half as stren
uous in pushing "publicity" as in some
other matters, what a vast saving
might have been effected for the dupes
of the trust promoters!
The lasj congress passed a law for
publicity of trust transactions, provided
an army of clerks and appropriated the
money to pay them, but left the option
of publication of what might be dis
covered tp tle president. The bureau
of corporations, under which the work
is Iteiug carried on, has fur mouths
been engaged with the large force of
clerks in unraveling trust transactions,
but the president has not authorized
the publication of any discoveries that
have been made, so the public is still
paying the piper, but has received no
protection. Probably there will be no
exposure of the devious ways of the
"bail trusts" until after the national
election, as the needs of the Repub
lican party in the coming campaign
will require donations from the "bad
trusts." and holding over the heads of
the trust magnates the threat of ex
posure of their methods would be the
most effective way of making them
donate liberally to the Republican cam
President Roosevelt has been posing
as the annihilator of the "bad tni9ts,"
but this protection of their interests
by not publishing their doings does not
substantiate the title of the trust kill
er. There be strange political bappen
iugs these days, anil more strange still
may lie expected before the next elec
tion. AT THE HOTELS.
At the Harper .1. I.. Sullivan, .1. W.
McMuIlen. Kansas City. Mo.; F. S. F.I
let. M. Summers. Chicago; Allan Da
vis. Cincinnati; T. Plant; W. H. Dvvy-
cr. Danville. 111.; R. Cedt r.-t rom. St.
F. 1). Sissin.
Des Moines; M. W.
Saxan. Topeka: H. 1'. Peek. Moline;
R. R. Smith. P.rookheld. Mo.: C. M.
Peters. Coluinbils. Ohio; .1. L Cook.
Rock Island; I. C. Craves, (icneseo;
C. Y. Ferris and wife. Detroit: II. 1).
Hoover. Chicago; Miss Kate Condon.
Ri'stonian Opera company; S. C. (lif
foril. Rock island; William Mclntire.
Kail Claire. Wis.: A. W 'rill. P.oston: 11.
A. Singer. St. Louis; W. A. Rogers,
Chit-ago; P. It. Williams. St. Louis; .1.
L. Adams. Springfield. 111.: W. A. La
P.or. Ft. Scott: F. (i. Holly. Milwau
kee; L. M. Drack. Rock Island: R. .1.
P.ach. Ottawa; .1. A. White. Chicago;
F. P. Wiley. Peoria; F. N. Rohe. ( hie-ago:
tieorge Pechlet. ( 'a leslm rg: (I.
W. Tuft. New York: .1. Willey. St. Lou
is; A. M. Garwood. Chicago: L. K. Sa li
dos. Peoria: M. Living-stein. Cincin
nati: K. G. .lohiison. Beardstown: A.
K. Sales. Chicago: R. 1). Person. I'rie.
III.: F. L. Gregg. Kansas City: W. K.
Craiglow. Springfield: A. X. Port. Pe
loit. W is.; John T. Mitchell; S. R. .lel
linek. Peoria; C. X. Wilde, St. Louis;
Mrs. Spire, Louisville. Ky.: Lillian
Holmstein. Louisville. Ky.; M. Cohn,
Peoria; K. Frink. Chicago; Max Jen
ning. Peoria: T. K. Rayhan. Peoria:
H. A. Sip.-ly. Chicago; Mrs. J. Tracy.
Ophiem: Mrs. M. Sharp. Warner; L.
Wit herspoon. Chicago: R. T. Hamil
ton. Madison. Wis.; J. T. Walker. Kan
sas City; M. Garvin. Chicago; C.
Hersch. Mcndota: II. A. Monson. St.
Paul; II. Pnrtold. .New York; R. J.
Pell. Rosian. Minn.; W. W. Xevvhall.
Kansas City: !. H. Glendening, Chica
go; II. A. Ross, Paducah. Ky.; J. L.
Scott. Macomb. 111.; M. S. II ever. St.
Louis; p. Casey. Chicago.
At the Harms ( Kn ropea a ) F. II.
Trump. St. Louis; F. A. lirnhn. Pond
Wisler. II. F. Lynch. C. F. Rice. G. A.
Itond. Chicago: F. C. Prince. Peoria;
P. C. Damn. Princeton. Iowa; G. F.
Wilson. Chicago; Tom Hermann. Chi
cago; Louis Loeb. Rock island; Miss
Frederick. C. Lawge. Miss Martin. Miss
Jov-e. .Miss Le Pane, 1). Ruthven. How
ard i namoers. .i. .vi. uatnn. .lesse
Higgins. (',. P. Alexander, Laura Oak
ley. Miss Le Goss. Miss- Robens, H
Melzer. O. Schumaker. W. P.. Thomp-
P. -On u it. Campbell Donald and
R. Haregraves. Miss Morrison,
Whitnev, Miss Zimmer. Miss
Miss Donald. J. Raninie. Miss
Charles R. Paeon. George 1!
Frothinpham. A. Farger. (J. Albrecht,
William H. McDonald. S. L. Studley,
Mr. and Mrs. Pa ma bee, A. C. Morgan,
D. C. Swain. L. K. Parry. G. F. Sin
clair, with Postonians Opera com
pany: Joe Plack. Chicago; II. Parniim.
Xevv York: F. Magan. Chicago; V. C.
Blank. Peoria: C. Wright. Chicago.
At the Rock Island I). T. Little,
Milan: T. 1). Smith. Chicago; K. 11.
White-) le. Moline: C. Buechner. Xevv
York; J. K. Miller and wife, Xevv
York: A. Favor; G. Albrecht; A. C.
Perry. St. Louis ; (Jeorge Slade, Cedar
Rapids; T. C. O'Leary. Wabasha: J.
Webb. Omaha; J. R. Col liver. Auro
ra; S. D. Wait. Reynolds; L. A. Porter.
Canton; F. A. Prahm. Chicago; R. C.
P.ierbach. Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson. Chicago; F. W. Jenkins,
('alesbnrg; A. K. Smith. Galesburg;
A. M. Currier. Galesburg; J. R. Pitney.
Peoria: W. II. Carey, Carbon Cliff;
Mrs! P. C. Pane, Dubuque: A. Thomas
son. Waseca. Minn.; H. M. Stam
baugh. Reardst-own; F. K. Garnett, R.
M. Mi!ier,( Taylor Ridge; M. K. Ingra
ham and wife, Chica-go; C. H. Well
man, Sioux City; E. J. Patterson, Rey
nolds; Sam Hayes. Buffalo Prairie;
Rev. A. Andre, Chicago; Albert Ed,
DAILY SHORT STORY
More than half a century ago a com
pany of United States cavalry station
ed at Fort , in what is now Arizona.
had a pet bear they called l.'ucas. Un
cus was as tractable as a Newfound
land dog, moving freely about the post,
usually spending his time either beg
ging the cook for something to eat or
sleeping in the sunshine in winter aud
the shade in summer. Oue day Uncas
strayed away from the post and did
'lheu came news that the neighbor
ing Indians had left their reservations,
and Uncas was forgotten in the pre
vailing excitement. In those days many
of the forts in the wild west were little
better than blockhouses, and Fort
was one of this kind. As soon as the
Indians were known to have broken
loose, the gates were kept closed and
the usual precautions in time of hos
tilities were observed.
One day an order came for the com
mand to march against the Indians.
The garrison, including the families of
the otlicers, was left in charge of a ser
geant and eight men. Sergeant Winter
was one of those better born and edu
cated young men who in those days
rarely entered the ranks of the army.
As soon as the command left he shut
the gates of the fort and directed them
to be kept shut.
The second night after their depar
ture a sentinel was shot. No one heard
a report, but this was not considered
remarkable, for but one sentry was on
post and lie could not see for a great
distance, first, because all the trees
near by had been felled and, second,
Iwtrause the moon was approaching the
full iu a clear sky.
Sergeant Winter kept the soldier's
death from the women, for it indicated
that Indians were planning an attack,
and he did not wish to create an alarm.
The uext night he watched with the
sentry, who was relieved every two
hours. Winter toward morning went
into quarters for a few minutes to get
a cup of coffee, and when he returned
the sentry was lying on his back with
a bullet in his brain.
Winter resolved to sit up aud watch
the next night himself. He slept sev
eral hours during the day. directing
the men to make a sentry of straw and
clothe it in uniform. At ID o'clock,
while the moon was obscured by a
cloud, the dummy sentinel was set up.
Then the sergeant posted a real sen
tinel iu concealment, and after arrang
ing a signal for his admission he crawl
ed out some distance from the fort and
took osition belaud a stump. lie
chose a point before the gate because
there was evidence that the sentries
had been shot from that direction.
Winter waited till nfter midnight
without experiencing anything unusu
al.. Then lie saw something approach
ing. When it came near enough for
him to see it plainly, lie discovered that
it was a bear. It was waddling along,
occasionally pausing to nibble, but
gradually working nearer. The beast
passed within a hundred feet of the
sergeant, who then recognized the gar
rison's pet, Uncas. He watched it si
lently, not daring to make a sound for
fear of a hidden enemy, and saw it
draw closer to the fort than he was
Winter made up his tuiud that the
wily Indians had sent Uncas in, expect
ing the garrison to open the gates for
him and they would lie ready to make
a rush at the same time. Doubtless at
that very moment they were lying in
concealment near by. Worst of all, he
feared that those in the fort, seeing
their old friend Uncas coming, would
not deny him entrance. What should
While he was deliberating Uneas'sat
up on his hind legs, bear fashion, and
the sergeant caught sight of a black
line about a yard long extending from
the bear's nose toward the fort. Sud
denly a bit of tlame shot out from, the
farther end of the black line, and a
moment later came a c rack. The dum
my sentinel on the fort toppled over.
Winter changed his surmises. The
Indians had doubtless killed Uncas and
were using his skin for a cover under
which to pick off the garrison one by
one till all were killed. Cautiously the
sergeant stole forward toward the dis
guised savage, the latter meanwhile
waddling on toward the fort. Then
Winter espied off to his left, but near
er the fort than he, an Indian crawl
up from behind the bank of a creek.
Then came another and another till
Winter counted twenty savages.
It now flashed through the sergeant's
brain that the Indians had killed the
sentinel this time with a view to sur
prising the garrison before they were
aware that the only man on guard was
dead. Winter's blood ran cold. The
garrison would be murdered while he,
their commander, was outside and un
able to help them. There was but one
hope. IJy tiring on the Indians they
might think there was a force without
on which they had not counted, but in
doing so he would give away his pres
ence and would probably be taken and
tortured to death.
Winter resolved to take his chances
on the first of these two suppositions.
Raising his rifle, he took a sure aim,
with a rest on the stump, aud fired at
the pretended bear. It sprang up with
a yell and fell in a heap. Winter wait
ed, expecting to hear from the Indians,
but. whether they did not catch the di
rection from which his shot was fired
and supposed that it came from the
fort or whether they feared a conceal
ed force without, no sign of an Indian
was seen again. At daylight Winter
got up and walked to the fort. On his
way lie found a dead Indian in Uncas'
Before sunset the command returned,
and before three months had passed
Winter was a commissioned officer.
MARK C. BENTXEY.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Hats gnavviii through the Insulation
of an electric light wire in the National
hotel. Washington, causing a contact
with the enuticiator and fire-alarm sys
tem, which began ringing and aroused
the rjtio guests.
Charged with stealing pennies from
newspaper inns stands at Chicago Al
fred Ox fender. :!" years old. was fined
The United States transport Sher
man arrived at San Francisco from the
Philippines, bringing the Thirtieth in
fantry. A resolution - indorsing President
Roos-evelr was defeated at a meeting
of the National Negro League iu Wash
An epidemic of cholera is .raging at
Kerbela. south of P.agdad.
General Fred Grant has been as
signed to the command of the depart
ment of the lakes.
About J.biHi Jews at Kischeneff are
asking for aid to emigrate to Argentina
or to Canada.
James Crosby's wife and daughter
Grace, the latter aged l.'I. were burned
to death in their home at Johnstown,
Solomon Paddock, awaiting trial at
Tekamah. Neb., for the murder of his
sou. committed suicide in jail.
One hundred persons wen rendered
homeless by a lire at Pittsburg.
Emperor Francis Joseph toid the
Austro-llungariau delegations that the
triple alliance was very much alive.
Clara Barton has- appealed for .$",".
WO to be sent to Butler. Pa., to light
on.cago. Dec. w -Folio laj; aretbe oten
n. highest, lowest and closinr guonUoi 8
li today's market.
Dec, 8S : "": T9-
Mav. : MS: SI 'b b.
July, 76'4 ;
l)ec.,42; ; 42
'. 43a. 4.-I?,
July 4;:'-: 431; 4S8: i3
Pec. 35: 34 ': 34 S
Mar, ?6: : - ; 3?V 30?.
Julj. 14: 31-; 33;- : ba.
J.ir., 11 3T: 11 1 1VV7- l'.'T
Yav. 11.7. It.fO. il.72. 1.-.7
D.-C. fi B 40; 6 IP. 8 0
Jan . 6.3T 6.:t7: 6.;-;" 6 37l
May. 6. 7 6(0 6.55: 6f7
Jan.. 6 ID: t to (j.07: (v 7
May, H.-J.V 0.27 6 22 6 27
Rye, t ec. S2W- May 5ti: flax. N W 1CI;
S. v. &;t; tec. :!; May W: barley :'w.s8
Re :eipi LOaav: Wneai 88. corn 128 oale
15i. 0OR8 :o m-. cattle lo.aro. sheep !,oju.
Bog raarcet ojened steadv.
Llr"t ttl034f-V mixeo and bitch
rs H2014W) rood lieaw. ft :o4 57. rough
heavy l i?74
Cattle market oi-ned slow.
..ion trus8:4 .u
Hog market strong, 5 to lUc highc.
, "ni. t 2VJt4.6.S; mixed aDrt ouccbers, 4.2U
JM :i; good heavy, ft 21X3.J4 CO; rongb heavy.
4 2 40
Cafe market best stead v.
Hetvis I3 103j30. cows and heifers 1 iOJ
4 2."i . exas stccr is t5s 40. iocrw and
le-ler M 7f . westei ns 1 1 8.:! 40.
Sheep raarKet sieadv.
Hog ma ket closed low and weak.
I -at. H2&4B mired ind buicaers fl 25
4.Vi mod neavy. $4 -.0 4.f0 rough heavy,
f 4 x ui 4'J
VJatiit market closed dull and weak.
Sheep market closed ste-dy.
Estimated receipts Fi lday: Wheat 6
corn 10. oats t?o. hogs ikxj.
We inviic every la;ly in the city ;ni:l
vicinity to attend a free cleinou.-t ra
ti o i of
57 Varieties of
Sweet and Sour
Dill Pickle.-. Preserves, .lams. Jellies,
': t 1 1 p. Tomato Chutney. Olives in
bulk or bottles. Apple Putter. Mince
Meat. Tomato Soup. I'akcd Peans.
I'ui-li red Fir. Mustard. Sauces, etc..
In lie held at our .-tore
Saturday, Dec. 19
This demonstration will le in chnrt.'e
of one of Heinz experienced salesmen,
who will explain the merits of th
roods and rive every lady a chance to
taste the roods; also a sample piece
of pie made from the best mince meat
on the market. The entire line will be
sold at POPIT.AK PUICKS and full
purchase money refunded if they
don't rive entire at isfact ion. You
are welcome whether you buy or not.
PN'ase don't forget the date.
We have both telephone s stems.
1020 Second Avenue.
Saturday, Dec. 19.
I-:. I). STAIU PKKSKXTS
Iu the Second and all New
Pijr- beauty chorus. handsomely
"owned; 20 musical A 1 numbers;
Pichly staged. Something doinjr all
Prices 2o. 50 aud 75 cents and '.ft.
That's what they say
about our shoes. It isn'
hard to find the reason
either. Our shoes are
made to sell on their mer
its. Some shoes aie made
to sell, others are made to
wear. Ours are the
the kind that always
makes you come hack for
another pair. As for
prices you'll always find
them consistent with the
quality of the shoe; al
1TU." Second Avenue.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
F L, O R. I DA?
Yes. 1 am considering it.
Well, low round trip winter
tourist rates again in effect Oct.
i.". to all tourist points iu Flori
da and the south.
in conne.tion with
Queen (EL Crescent
(Jood connections, through
sleepers, line equipir.ent. be.-t of
Pctter write at once for full
.1. S. Met I LLOCGH.
X. W. P. A.. - Dearborn. St.
G. P. ALLKX. A. C P. A..
St. l.oui Mo.
Lloyd's for Christm
The Neatly Gloved Hand
is Die hand th.it wears the well-Ut-
tiny, well-weannij. ell-nimnet
H. & P. GLOVES.
They re maile of the finest tm
rortrd skins. and pive tli-U t.niihin
touch wl.ich welllrcssed pe P'
Appreciate. They are nood enough
r0r the lest people and cheap enough
for the most economical people.
We sell them because they icll
more easily and Rive letter ssti? fac
tion thaa bay glove we tao baadie.
We will tro to Lloyd's for our
Cloves. His stock is fresh from
Clover.-ville; the style and prices
Silk lined. .!.-':. .1..1D. $1.7o. $2.
Fur lined at $:! up to $1(1.
I'nliiied. 1 to $',.-().
Ladies' rolf rloves. :;0c to $1.
The man who insists on clothing that's
up to the minute in style, and that fits
and looks like high class custom work,
and yet won't tax your purse very heav
ily In fact, the harder yon are to please
thehetter we like it,for the more closely
you examine our clothing the more
favorably will you be impressed with
its superior merits.
Mens Suits from $7.50 Up.
Mens Overcoats from $6.00 Up.
Nothing Better Shown for this Money.
Gustaf son & Mayes,
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue. 4-
S 1 vy-sr V:-'.
Mufflers, the New Crown
well. $1.00 Up.
You can expect to sec ju-t the up-to-date
t lii ii ir in thi- line at l.lnyd"-.
House t'lowns. Suspender. Hand
kerchiefs. N ii! lit Kobes. Pajamas. Cra
venctte Coat. Toilet Sets.
From the little bow to the lari;e A-cot-
and the swell pull's iu fancy
Vv v. - Li-
Pvert man should have an 1.'. V A .
Mouse Coat to fully enjoy the com
forts of home. It i- not nlv a lean
1 if ul rariueiit. but it affords a ir resit
deal of pleasure ami convenience at ;i
very little outlay.
Jf e have all tlic popular and
many Exclusive Styles.
For Christmas Gifts Go to
Ha.rper House Block
Worst of It.
The buvers do. who bur their &
wines, liquors, etc., at an un-
reliable store. To secure the g
best vintages, the prinier-t, mcl- v
lowest whiskies you should jo
to a store that deals in nothing
but the best. We arc judges of jl
line ;-oi)ils in this line, si ml buy
only the choicest imported and J
RETAIL IJQUOL STORE.
Market Square, or. Seventeenth $
Street and Third Avenue.
lis the Place.
In sill shades and irrades. See our
Kitte an! silk-lined bays, leather
hsit cases for three hats.