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THR AltTT. TUEsiiAV, DECEMBEU. 22 .noa
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Ship in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, December l2. 1903.
Secretary Hoot says that (Jen. Wood
Mas promoted because of his good
record and in order to get younger
bfood in the army. It is a pretty sad
commentary on the army if Wood fur
nishes t lie good record criterion.
The relations between Russia and
.Japan are evidently at a ticklish point.
The officials of both nations protest
that there are still good prospects for
settlement, but in spite of these as
sertions both sides are making omin
ous military preparations.
Senator C'urmack. of Tennessee, has
an indixidual and at the same time al
most rythmical method of pronounc
ing the word "reciprocity." which
now resounds with so much congres
sional eloquence. It is almost "as
though it were "re-see proz-i-tee"
when Mr. Carmack rolls the syllables
from his tongue. Hut it is not the
first time that the discussion of colo
nial and kindred questions in con
gress hae brought out strange pro
nunciations. There is a distinct school
of statesmen at the tapital who still
insist on saying "t'ubey" and likewise
another distinct school that says
Charles McKcen Duren. president of
the Hardin County bank, of F.Idora.
Iowa, holds a remarkable record for
continuous . service in different posi
tions of trust. He has been with the
bank named :!." years, treasurer of the
city of Kldora continuously for 25
years, clerk of the First Congrega
tional church of Kldora for over 115
years, and treasurer of the KJdora
Cemetery society for 21 years. He is
one of the trustees of Iowa college at
Grinned and takes a great deal of in
'terest in that educational institution.
j.Mr. Duren has been a member of the
choir of the Fldora Congregational
church for ;:." years, and has never
been away from his post Sunday
morning unless hindered by sickness
or absence from the citv.
The Romance of the Presidency.
TS'cw York World: When the tamer
enters the den of wild beasts the ani
mals fawn at his feet, measuring his
whip with crafty eyes and wondering
whether they dare to spring. So the
grizzled old man-eaters of the repub
lican national committee have crouch
ed at the feet of Theodore Koosevelt,
glancing furtively at the whip of the
presidency, but for which they would
pick their master's bones.
What an odd sequence of "incidents
has brought this young man into this
position! Morn one of the "weak
lings" he tlespises. lie made himself
an athlete. Lacking in precocity, he
doggedly forced himself to learn, and
is the author of many books of great
er or less authority.
When he was barely of age it oc
curred to certain politicians that
young Mr. Roosevelt would be a handy
instrument to use in downing their
opponents in a factional row. They
regretted the idea later, as other pol
iticians ha ve done since in larger fields.
The college boy whom Conkling de
scribed as "that dentiticial young man
with more teeth than brains" broke
into the local primaries and bounded
thence into the legislature. He began
to want to reform things.
The - politicians were , aghast, but
they saw a way to make use of the
young man's valuable advertising.
They put him up as a straight repub
lican candidate for mayor of New
York. He was beaten, of course, but
he had established a claim on his par
ty. A regular candidate for mayor
could not be offered a clerkship. Pres
ident Harrison put him on the civil
service commission apparently a
safe and decorous shelf. He was not
made the head of the board, but that
cut no figure. He made himself the
whole thing. He kept the administra
tion in continual hot water, and got
the number of places under civil
service rules pegged up from 14.000 to
Then he went west and shot griz
zlies. Again a queer road to the pres
idency one never trodden before, but
it took him the right way. Kn route
he stopped in at police headquarters
in New York and closed, saloons, work
ing himself and the reform adminis
tration out of a job in the process.
With another long jump he landed in
Ihe office of assistant secretary of
the navy apparently a political
gr;" evard. for who ever heard of the
assistant secretaries of the navy who
precede! or followed him? More
Uoii-eu ': luck. The Spanish war was
coming, and his chief. Long, was a
lawyer and a. member of the peace
society. ISooseveJt ran things as if he
had forgotten'tbe "assistant" in his
title, lavished money on target prac
tice, and wrote Dewey's orders;' W got
the credit for it. '
- Another leap to the gorj- field of
war, as second in command of Wood's
Hough J.'iders. More luck. Wood's in
comparable pull, already in smooth
working- order, lifted him to higher
spheres and Koosevelt became head of
the regiment. He charged up San
Juan hill, or Kettle hill, which was
just as good. He marched home
khaki-clad and glory-crowned. Piatt
wanted a popular name to beat Frank
S. Hlack with. He took Koosevelt.
The democrats nominated the ice
trust against him. He scraped into
the governorship. Then Piatt wanted
to get him out, and threw him into
the vice presidency. Fate intervened
again and made him president.
Could any historical novel invent a
more interesting or more improbable
Worse Than Barbarians.
Irrespective of the righteousness of
their contentions for improvement in
the conditions affecting their rela
tions with their employers, the ghouPn
ish attitude of the striking hackmen
in Chicago in interfering with funer
als has brought upon them the mer
ited condemnation of all classes of
people. That those in no way con
cerned in the pending strike should in
the dark hour when death has invad
ed their homes, be comjielled to suffer
the further anguish and shock of see
ing a quarrel over the disposition of
the dead, seems almost beyond be
lief. Jn times of actual war a truce
is often declared to permit of the de
cent burial of the dead. Kven barbar
ians respect such a rule. And the mis
guide;! livery drivers in Chicago do
not evince enough of the spirit of civ
ilization to make an exception to their
warfare in the case of a funeral cor
tege. The heartless livery drivers of
Chicago should be made to cease their
inhuman conduct if it takes gatling
guns to do it.
Wages Down, Cost of Living Up.
According tor Dun's Index .Miuiber,
showing the course of prices, the cost
of living was greater on Dec. 1 than on
Nov. 1 and is still very high compared
with five or six years ago. Millions
of men have had their wages reduced
during the last two months. Is it not
time for the trusts to reduce the cost
of living? Do they think that they
can squeeze blood out of a turnip?
When will the trusts let up on the
NEWS IN OUTLINE
A project is on foot for th mar
riage of King Alfonso and his cousin.
Primers Maria del Pilar of Bavaria.
She is VI years cid.
Socialists chit-red the red Hag at a
delu.te at Chicago lietween 6ingle-lax-crs
The .lacksonian club." of Omaha, has
taken the gold Democrats expelled in
1W. back into the fold.
Thomas Burke, of Chicago, was
vounded with a sword cane in the
hands of a "'cripple whom he had re
Contracts for the construction of the
new Pennsylvania station at Washing
ton have been let. The station is to
be rH)x3.K0 feet and will cost $1.
ooo.ooo. . '
Dr. E. O. Nash has effected a cure
of a Chicago maltese cat which has
been Buffering from asthma by sending
it to Pueblo.
llavelock. Neb., postoflieo has been
reduced from the presidential grade to
the fourth class.
Chicago police are looking for the
well-dressed young man who is attack
ing women' and attempting to kiss
Plans for a world's congress of fra
ternities day at the Louisiana Pur
chase exposition in St. Louis have been
completed. The time will be the last
week In September.
James M. Edge, bank teller who
embezzled about $110,00 of the funds
of the First National bank, of Pater-t-on.
N. .1.. "goes down" for seven
A special session of the Oregon legis
lature has convened for the purpose
of revising the tax laws of the state.
James Biol, one of the originul Ran
dolph slaves. Is dead at the county In
firmary. Piqua, O. His age was be
tween 102 and 105 years.
Senator Hanna has declined an In
vitation to attend the annual banquet
of the Decver Chamber of Commerce.
Dec. 21. John Me.amara to Fred
M. Burt, lot 8. block .1. Black Hawk
add., Kock Island, $3,000.
C. S. Walker to Anton Kipp, lots 12
and i::, "block 5. South Park second
add.. Kock Island, $4IK).
L. E.. Caylord to .1. W. Good, part
out lot 45. s'eVt. ."52. 18, lw, $2,300.
Andrew Kadel to Monroe Koberts.
lot 4, swi-i. nw'i. 17. Ifi, :5w. $S00.
Advertised Letter Lint No. 51.
List of letters remaining uncalled
for in the Kock Island postoftice for
wedi ending Dec. 10, 1003: Quin An
derson. Charles Buck. Jacob Buck.
A. II. Bowling. F. E. Barker. Julius
Degen. James B." Ellis, Mrs. William
Flemmiug, (Just Hammerquist, F. E.
Harper. Miss Alma Johnson. Theo.
Kf under. K. L. McKay, Miss Helga
Moo-Jy. William Sommers. Miss Fan
ny Kwbota. Mrs. Mamie Williams.
.; T. II. THOMAS, I. M.
A Timely Topic.
At this season of coughs and colds
it. is well to know that Foley's Honey
and Tar is the greatest throat and
lung, remedy. It cures quickly and
prevents serious results from a cold.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Crosspatch Family.
For hundreds of years our family
have beeu proud of our name, Leices
ter, claiming descent from the Leices
ter family whose best known repre
sentative was the favorite of Queen
Elizabeth. I was baptized Algernon
I was introduced to a girl whose name
1 did not catch. If I liad caught It I
doubt that I should so readily have fall
en in love with her. When I learned that
it was the siugular and to her entirely
Inappropriate name of Crosspatch 1 left
her for a week, at the end of which
time I called on her again, for I found
it impossible to drive her out of my
"How did it happen," I asked her,
"that you. the perfection of amiability,
were born under such a name?"
"It Is a corruption." she said, "of
Grossebach. The change came many
generations ago. and my grandfather,
who studied the family history, pro
fessed to have discovered that it was
made on account of the bravery of one
of our ancestors, a common soldier of
Cromwell's army, who in face of a gall
ing fire crossed a field or patch of
ground, carrying ammunition to a force
beleaguered by the Cavaliers. His com
rades dubbed him Crosspatch. and he,
being proud of his deed, retained it."
"H'm!" I muttered to myself. "Doubt
less my ancestors were among the Cav
aliers who opposed the low bred Puri
tans." Despite her name, I loved Miss Cross
patch so dearly that I could not give
her up, and, as my love was returned,
we became engaged. Besides my love
there was another reason for my mar
riage I longed to regain some of the
social prominence for myself and my
descendants of the ancient Leicesters.
and Miss Crosspatch was possessed of
an enormous fortune left her by this
same grandfather who had discovered
the origin of the name. After all, what
difference would it make? The wife as
sumes the husband's name, and she
and our children would Ik Leicesters.
I had a fancy that the oldest son
should have for his surname his moth
er's family name, but in this case I
resolved that no son of mint? should be
christened Crosspatch Leicester. He
should be named for me, Algernon
Cecil. I would see that he inherited
the bulk of his mother's fortune, and
in this way I would re-establish the
There was a brilliant wedding at
which I drank a trifle too much wine
and boasted that as one of our family
had once been the favorite of a queen
now it would become the favorite of
the upper ten. thousand of the United
States. . We departed on our wedding
trip amid the usual shower of rice, and
on our return I settled msself down to
enjoy my newly acquired fortune. I
had been at home but a few days be
fore the solicitor for the Crosspatch
millions wrote me saying that be would
like to see me in the city. I went to
him and was shown into his private
"I have sent for you," he said, "that
a very important matter may be set
tledthe ownership of the Crosspatch
"My dear sir," I replied, "the proper
ty belongs to my wife."
"There is a condition attached to her
"A condition! What is it?"
"That her husband assume the name
of Crosspatch and the children if any
resulting from the marriage only in
herit under that name. Simon Cross
patch, having no children except your
wife's farther, and he dying during her
infancy with no other issue, left the
property to her with the above named
condition. He was very proud of the
manner in which the name originated
and desired to perpetuate the family
"And I." said I, "am desirous of per
petuating the family under t lie name
"The family can only inherit by as
suming the name of Crosspatch. In
case you decline to do so. the will
states that the property is to go to the
endowment of an institution to bo
known as the Crosspatch university."
"My wife never told me this," I ex
"For the very good reason that her
grandfather stipulated in his will that
she was not to lie informed of it except
through her husband. He desired not
to stand in the way of her marriage.
He preferred to leave it to her husband
to accept the terms or resign the for
tune. But in case you decline there is
an annuity settled on her of $l,o00 a
year to keep her from want."
I asked for the time allowed me by
the will in which to make my decision
and was 'informed that it was a month.
I was too much disgruntled to return
to my wife for a week, but by that
time bad decided to accept the name
and the fortune. My wife, who was
and is amiability itself, bore with my
irritation and disappointment. I de
clared that I would break the will and
spent months trying to find ,a loophole
by which I could do so. Indeed I made
so much fuss that the matter got out,
and it was commonly reported that
that ill natured Leicester was ill treat
ing his good natured wife, who de
served a better husband. Finally my
grumblings died away, and I peaceably
took possession of my wife's fortune.
And now I am known as old Cross
patch. my wife as Mrs. Crosspatch. and
I have ten children all Crosspatches.
What we would do with such a name
were it not for our wealth and the pop
ularity of my wife and our sons and
daughters I don't know. As it is, all
except me are known, respected and
beloved under the name of the Cross
JOHN JORDAN VINCENT.
Wednesday, Dec. 23.
For one night only
University of Ch.ica.go
Glee and Mandolin
Under fche au3pices of
75he Associated Charities.
Admission 50c to all parts of the
No extra charge for reserved
OlRCCTION ClIAMBERUN. KlMOT A.COMPANV.
MATINEE AND NIGHT.
W. T. Spaeth
A R.un For Her Money
A Funny, Interesting, Irresistible
Farce Comedy, introducing
Miss Jennie Calef,
The greatest delineator of Irish
Biddies upon the stage.
A Splendid Cast.
Inimitable Special! it's.
Matinee 25 and 50 cents.
50 and 73 cents.
Sunday, Dec. 27.
It's a corker!
Till: EVERGREEN" Sl'CCESS
The amusement bargain of the season.
The oriirinal and onlv one. Hot"s
l 'BUJSfCH of KEyS
U THE HOTEL.)
Character artists who hae conceived
new ideas and execute them in
tlie niot brilliant manner.
! Jokes and Methods that are' Frch
A screaming farce. bubbling with
ii'crrimc:i; . iiiginalitv and wit.
EVERYTHING UIGHT Vl'-TO-DATE.
1'iiees: 2 5c. :!5c and .Vie.
Big Cut in Meats
AT (i I LMOKE'S BACK
ING HOUSE MAKKET.
Owing to recent decline in live
stock we are able to make the
following low prices:
Good sirloin steak, "t-
per pound JLvV
Good porterhouse steak. A f j,
per pound : Aw
tiood round steak,
per pound w
Good rib roast, '
per pound - w
Good chuck roast, fr
Gool boiling beef. A
Good perk loins. C
per pound -J w
Good pork shoulders,
per pound J
Spare ribs 7
for - w
Open Saturdays until 0 p. m.
W. H. Tremann, Mgr.
Otlca!?o. Dec. 2-J-Following are tne open
ing. bifcneMU lowest ana cloning quotiuor s
li today s maricetn:
Dec., H0K;W1H 793i;.f04
Way. bit,. Kl: S3 82l
July, 7H; 77Vi; T4; "iiH
Mav, 43; 43- H 43-
July 43? ; 43? ; 3h; 3U-
Dec, 317.,: 35 84 V 84
May, 37: 37 hi: 6--: 37.
Jill. 34 H 31; 84; 34.
Jan.. 1177; 11 77: 11 02. 11 62
May, 12-27.; 12.30; 12.02. J2.15
DiC, 6 45; 6 45; 6 45. C 45
Jan , 632 0.5S; 6 45 6.45
May,6.7a, 6.77; 6.65:0.07
Jn., 6 25 6 25 6.12: 6 12
May, 6 47 6 50 6 37 6 37.
Rve, Dec. f2: May 55H; flax, N. W 1C0;
S. W. P3; Dec &3; May 98; bariev 350,58.
"eceipm toaay: wneai 193. con. 475. oata
277; nogs 25 000; cattle 4.0W), sheep 14. Htm
tlofr roartet opened for heavy 5c higher.
LigDt. tlG52,4.45; mixed a no uutctt
rs. i 2 0,4 fr): eooJ heavy, S4.20&4.60 rough
uuut mai xet opened firm.
Sheep market opened arm
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market ra'her slow.
L1 at, I4.00&4 45; mixed and batchers, 4.20
ai.t) good heavy, 14 2034.65; rough heavy.
4 2044. tu.
Cattle market best steady.
Beeves C4io5 75 cows and heifers 115
4 25. Texas steers 12.753.40, stocters and
ieeders i.75 00
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed firm.
L-.Kht, 14 004 45; mixed and butchers 11.20
a4.o pood heavy, t4.20ZM.60; rough heavy,
14 20&4 .40. .
Cattie market closed steady.
Sheep market closed strong.
New York Stooka.
New York. Dec. 22. The following are th
closing quotations on the New York stock
Suearl23, Gas97. C. R. 1. &P. 23, South
ern Pacltiic 47H, H. & O. 7f. Atchison com
mon 67, Atchison pfd. 91!, C. M &St. P.
Hl'i. Manhattan 1!2', copper 47&. W. U.
TeL Co U & N 10H&. C. & A. Rdjt
common 45 Can.Pacltlc 1I8H. Leather com
mon 7H, B. R T. M. Pacinc Mail ... C.
S. Steel ptd. 54. U. S. Steel common 10H,
Penna. 117i. Mo. Pacific 93. Union Pacific
78 coal and iron 3, Erie common 3,
Wabash pfd. 3', Car foundry C. & ii.
W. 15H. Rep. Steel pfd. 3, Rep. Steel com
mon ... New York Central 118'4, Illinois
itgi ii ii 1 1 i j i ii ii i ill II ii i " i
&e AUCADE J
A Smoke that Smokes,
and Smokes Well
Is the kind you'll fivd at this
store, and at almost any price
you desire to pay. We have an
exceptionally fine line of
And our stock of PIPES OF
ALL KINDS, Tobacco Pouches,
etc.. is sure to please the most
You know o':r prices are al
J. P. SEXTON. Prop.
1818 Second Ave.
See Our Prices
Peanut candy, per lb.. 10c.
Coeoanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Yankee peanut candy, per lb. ,10c.
Chewing cream candy, all flavors,
per lb., lUc
Chocolate drops, per lb. 15c.
We have installed for the benefit
of our customers a new hot water
apparatus for hot drink-s of all
kinds and at all hours at a reason
able price of 5c per cup.
1S10 SECOND AVENUE.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American 1 ns. Co.
Traders' Ins. Co. .
. . .New ark, N. .T.
Union Ins. Co Philadelphia. Ta.
Kockford Ins. Co Koekford, 111.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. Kockford, 111.
Office, room 3, Buford block. Kates
as low as consistent with peeurity.
Lloyd's for Christmas Goods
hz Neatly Gloved nand
i. fie liMl'l ttint v.rnri lire civ
xm;-. wetl-wearing. wc!l-imshel
H. O P. GLOVES.
IVcv 2 r.ifl le of tlie finest ln-tvw..-.!
iki;.s..in.l j-:v- that t oihin
li nUli ell-;Tesseii people
rrrrr,:i,tc- They .-.re KnodcnouBh
. t the lt pct.plc an. 1 1 -heap enough
r the mot e.-.'Tiomical ic-tic.
5, v. - s il t'.irm licc.ii.se they 'ell
:l -..,.! li-tter s.ltif.w -
l. -.:.-n ay !ove uul handle.
We will p-o to Lloyd's for our
Cloves. His stock is fresh from
(iloversville; the style and prices
Silk lined, $1.23, $1.30, $1.
Fur lined at $? up to $10.
I'nliiicd. $1 to $2.50.
Ladies" jilf gloves. :;0e to $J.
1 1 l-'I"I'I"M"M"I"I"X"M"M"I"I":"l'''l-'I"I I I I' I
Tiie 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 you 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.
Men's Suits from $7.50 Up.
Men's Overcoats from $6.00 Up.
Nothing Better Shown for this Money.
! Gostaf son
The New Clothing Store
v ?- '-:
Mufflers, the New Crown
well. S1.00 Up.
You c:m expect to see jnst the tip-to-date
thin in this line at Lloyd's.
House (iowns. Suspenders. Hand
kerchiefs. Niffht Robes, juntas, Cra
venette Coats, Toilet Sets.
From tlie little bow to the larye As
cots ;uid the swell puffs in fancy
r lv li di
l'very man should have an K. V.
House Coat to fully enjoy the com
forts of home. It is not only a beau
tiful p-:irment, but it affords a irreat
deal of pleasure and convenience at a
very little outlay.
Jf 'e have all the popular and
many Exclusive Styles.
For Christmas Gifts Go to
H carper House Block
t 1714 Second Avenue.
Worst of It.
The buyers do, who buy their
wines, liquors, etc., at an un
reliable store. To secure the
best vintages, the primePt, mel
lowest whiskies you should go
to a store that deals in nothing
but the best. We are judges of
tine goods in this line, and buy
only Hie choicest imported and
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Square, or. Seventeenth
Street and Third Avenue.
is Tin: FLACK.
In all shades and grades, fee our
Fitte and tilkilined bag's, leather
hat cases for three hats.
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