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THB A.UUB. tVBlTN'E SDA Y . DECEMBER 23 !t03.
Publlsned Daily and Weekly at 1634 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
the postoffice as second-class matter.
BY THK J. W. POTTKIt CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
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Correspondence solicited from every town
snip in Rock Island county.
Wednes lay, December 23, 1903.
The newest telephone, which im
presses its message automatically on
a phonograph cylinder, will liave to be
discreet if it wishes to avoid the di
It is not the placing of fitness above
priority that is criticised in connec
tion with the Wood case. it is the
placing of Wood above fitness that is
A derman army lieutenant ha writ
ten a novel which the emperor has
suppressed, That assures him a place
in literature if he can get an Ameri
If Senator Hoar was less inquisitive
there would be a lot more peace in
the republican party and much less
grinning on the democratic side. The
senator is a good and able man. but
not as good a republican as President
Roosevelt would like him to be.
A recent report states that Dennis
Kearney, the whilom "sandlot orator'
of the Pacific coast, has become a
prosperous broker of San Francisco:
and a sli',1 later report announces that
.1. II. Sovereign, former head of the
Knights of Labor, has lately "struck
it rich"" in a copper and gold mine in
Idaho. "St rikes" f this kind are vastly
more comfortable and satisfying than
the sort with which the workingmen
are so familiar.
Mine. Tiissaud's waxworks in Lon
don, it is said, have reached the re
spectable age of () years, and a suit
able celebration has been set before
the Critish public. Mrs. .(alley's ex
hibition, with which the pathetic fig
ure of little Nell was so closely asso
ciated, never had anything but a
shadowy existence portrayed by the
genius of Dickens. Nevertheless, in
future centuries, Mrs. .larley's renown
will eclipse that of Mine. Tussaud.
Will Senator Hanna Keep His Word
A significant letter appeared recent
ly in t he . Youngstow n (Ohio) Vindi
cator. It is addressee! to "Senator M.
A. Hanna." and reads as follows:
"Dear Sir: I am an employe of the
Republic Iron & Steel company of
Youngstow n. in the bessemer depart
ment. The works are closed since the
lection for an uncertain length of
time and 1 am out of work. Most of
the furnaces and many of the other
mills in this valley have leen closed
since election, so ihat 1 van not get
work anv w here else, and the cost of
living is -higher than 1 have ever
known it to be. I am sure you have
not been informed of this condition of
things or you would have prevented
it: for v:i said in your speech here
Oct. 1.1 la.-t that, if you were elected,
prosperity would continue, but if
.lolin--oii were elected the mills would
be clo.-ed and wages reduced.-! voted
the republican ticket because you said
this, and I believed yon. The "sore
head democrats among my neighbors
are saving thai you knew better when
you made such statements; that you
made them to deceive the people into
voting for you. and that yon are no
better than any other confidence man
or fraud. Now, Mr. Hanna. what we
want i.-- for you to show these lying
democrats that your word is as good
as your bond, as you said it was. and
that you can give us back prosperity.
Please order the mills to open and
wages restored to the old figure by
.Dec. I. and oblige many of your ad
mirers." To this letter, which is signed ".lohn
Smith, vice president Hanna meeting,
Oct. 1.1." there is a postscript admon
ishing Senator Hanna that:
"If vou don't do something soon
there will be soup houses in this val
lev." Boss Cox Dines With the President.
George It. cox. tne itepuoircan doss
of Cincinnati. Hanna's ally, who not
long ago conducted a gin mill, dined
with President Roosevelt the other day,
much to the disgust of many of the
more strait laced of the party lead
ers. James Garfield, it is stated, when
he heard of the invitation to Cox, pro
tested vigorously. He assured the pres
ident that the moral element in Ohio
and elsewhere would be shocked at the
honor accorded to Cox. The president
evidently ignored the suggestion of his
friend Garfield, fr he is intent on
drawing together all the elements of
the Republican party, good and bad.
doubtless feels that the saloon vote,
which Cox in a great measure controls,
is n'i much needed as any other and
may be t'.c controlling influence in the
coming national campaign. Hanna's
friends must have chuckled over this
demonstration of alarm by the presi
dent at the close and desperate contest
that I? Impending..... Hofr the Prohibi-
tionists wiiTvLVv the matter need liartl
ly be surmised, and the many of them
that vote the Republican ticket may
express their disapproval by "taking to
the woods" on election day. The Dem
ocrats are not losing any sleep over
tluj.se peculiar and erratic political
moves of the president.
A Meeting of "Grafters."
Ferry Heath" bobbed up at the meet
ing of the Republican national commit
tee, with the hearty approval of Sen
ator Ha una and the good wishes of the
grafters in the (i. O. 1 The welcome
that 1 lei tli received at the hands of the
committee and the congressional friends
of the grafters shows that, although
there has been a partial investigation
of the postoltlce frauds, the idea that
loot is a perquisite for Republican of
ficeholders Is still dominant in the
minds of the Republican leaders. Pres
ident Roosevelt, who at first was op
posed to Heath holding the place of
secretary of the committee, by acced
ing to Hanna's demand for his reten
tion will make the average voter con
clude that the spoilsmen have com
plete control of the Republican national
Tlitrre'H Troulilf at the Fountain.
You can lead a horse to water, but
foil can't make him drink. Fittsburg
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Governor Bliss, of Michigan. has
paioled Prank C. Andrews, sent to the
penitentiary for wrecking the City Sav
ings bank, of Detroit.
Secretary Hay. who has been con
fined to his room by illness, is up and
a lout the house now.
.lohn D. Rockefeller reniendiered his
boyhood friend. Charles Austin, who
owns a melon farm near S;ioux City,
la., by sending a check to pay an old
Pope Piupi gout is growing worse
and Dr. I.apponi has proscribed a se
vere diet for the j:ont.i.!T.
The iost office department has con
tracted for certain supplies at one
third of the price paid for the same
articles by A. V. Machen. now in
trouble for postal bood'ery.
K. T. Scud more. .John A. Va nana ugh
and William liinswanger. judges at
the recent state election in Colorado,
have been held for trial at Denver on
charges of fraud.
Court at Georgetown. Colo., has been
for about a week trying to get a jury
in a labor outrage case and has not
secured a single man yet.
The coffee exchange at New Y'ork
will be closed Saturday. Dec. 2d, as
well as on Christmas Day.
The Osservatore Romano. Vatican
organ, denies the story that the iope
was left millions by Pope Leo.
There will be no cabinet meetings
and as little official business as possi
ble at Washington during the holiday
oris Sarafoff. leader of the Mace
donian revolutionists, will visit Italy
to start a propaganda to aid the Mace
Philadelphia .Jack 0'P.rien won the
decision over Twin Sullivan in a tif
teen-round bout at the Criterion club
Head About to linrst From Severe Itllious
"I had a severe bilious attack and
felt like my head was about to burst
when I got hold of a free sample of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. I took a do-e of them after
supper, and the next day felt like a
new man anil have been feeling hap
py ever since." says .1. Y. Smith- of
luliff, Texas. For biliousness, stom
ach troubles and constipation these
tablets have no equal. Price, 23 cents.
For sale by all druggists.
When you want a pleasant purga
tive try Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. They are easy to take
and produce no nausea, griping or
other disagreeable effect. For sale
by all druggists.
Rheumatism Cared In a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. The
first do6e greatly benefits, 73c and
$J. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
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.
'Taiu'l no use. to sit down and whine,
When no fisli get tangled in your line;
Bate your hook with a bumble bee,
And keep on taking Rocky Mountain
Tea. TV H. Thomas pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
"It was back In the fifties," said the
old sailor, "whim ships were ships and
not cooking stoves atloat, as they are
now. I was mate of a sailing vessel,
one of those long craft with masts run
ning agaiust the clouds and canvas
enough to move a floating city. You
don't see "em nowadays, and you're not
likely ever to see 'em again. There
was comfort aboard such a ship as that
no smell of grease, no shaking of the
engine, nothing but motion harmou'ous
with the wind and waves.
"One moonlight night when we were
in the West Indies we were tying at
anchor off the island of Jamaica the
captain and most of the crew were
ashore, and I was sitting on the quar
ter deck in the captain's chair, trying
to keep cool. Casting my eye in the
shimmer of the moon, I saw a black
spot on the water. Watching it, I dis
covered that it moved moved toward
the ship. I thought it was, a canoe
?oming head on. for I could see some
thing like a paddle raised with a reg
ular motion, but it wasn't a canoe; it
vas a man swimming, at each stroke
raising one ami out of the water, a
favorite motion with good swimmers,
tt was evident that the man was mak
ing for our ship, as there was nothing
else about. When he came under the
stern he called for me to throw him a
rope. I called some of the watch to
bring a rope, and we got him aboard.
He was no sooner on deck than he be
gan his story. The negroes on his plan
tation were going to rise that night,
murder him and his family and take
possession of what movable goods they
could find. He wanted us to send a
force for tlieir protection.
We had but eight men aboard, and I
didn't feel at lilierty to send 'em, but
the fellow begged so piteously for me
to save the lives of his family that I
consented and sent every man, re
maining myself to watch the ship. A
boat was lowered, with the eight men
in her at the oars, whiio the stranger
took the tiller. I watched 'em rising
and falling on the swells in the moon
shimmer till they were well away;
then, remembering that I was alone in
care of a big ship. I began to walk tlie
deck with a feeling of uncomfortable
"The men I had sent had faded in
the distance when I noticed a boat
coming from the opposite point, headed
straight for the ship. She couldn't hold
any one belonging to the vessel, for the
captain and crew would come from the
mouth of a small river midway be
tween the direction of the boat that
had gone and the boat that was com
ing. It Hashed across my mind that
the swimmer had come to decoy what
protection there was aboard the ship,
leaving her free to be plundered. If
this were so here I was sole defender
of a large vessel against a boat load
of men bent on piracy. I had assumed
the authority for sending away the
watch and determined to die rather
than face the captain after the ship
had been looted.
"Ry the time the boat came up I had
gathered muskets. cutlasses, hand
grenades in short, every weapon I
could find, including a six pounder can
non, which I loaded ready to tire. As
soon as the boat came within hailing
distance I asked who they were and
what they wanted. They ceased row
ing and were inclined to parley, looking
hard at the vessel to size up the crew
a board. They talked at random till
they were satisfied the ship was with
out adequate protection, then, though
I ordered them away, pulled forward.
I pointed my barker and fired. The
shot skipped by them, and they paid
no attention to it except to cease row
ing for a few seconds. Seizing a mus
ket. I shot the man at the tiller. This
produced some confusion, but as they
came on I seized another musket and
dropied the stroke oarsman. This laid
out two of eight men. Some stopped
rowing: others pulled so hard as to
swing the boat in a circle. At the same
time there was a babel of voices.
They were now near enough for me
to see that there was one white man.
evidently their leader, the rest being
mulattoes and negroes. I fired at the
leader, but missed him. and before I
could seize another musket he had got
his men again to their work and they
were pulling forward. Reforehey came
directly under the vessel's side I bad
shot two more men. reducing their
number to six. Then I dropped a small
hand grenade, which struck the tip of
the bow and killed or disabled two
more. The leader was still unhurt and,
having provided himself with a rope
laden with hooks at one end, threw
the hooks and caught them on to the
gunwale. I tried to throw them off.
but as soon as they caught he got on
to the ladder and camo up the side,
followed by several of his men. I
waited till he came within reach and
dropped him with a cutlass. The next
man fired a pistol at me. w hich grazed
my cheek. Seeing that he had missed
me and that I was ready for hint with
a cutlass, he crowded back on to the
men behind, and they all tumbled into
the boat. Then, seizing the oars, they
pulled away, followed by balls from
my six pounder, which did not take ef
fect. Soon after midnight the boat I had
sent out came back, the men reporting
tl at as soon as the swimmer had got
ashore he disappeared in a clump of
trees, and they saw him no more. I
said nothing to them about the attack
nor to the captain when lie returned.
You see. I had no business to be fooled
into sending the ship's watch away,
and I didn't want him to know how
nearly the ship had come to being loot
ed. We sailed away the next morning,
and I was the only man aboard who
ever knew of tie battle.
Direction Chambirun.Kindt Comianv.
Wednesday, Dec. 23.
For one night only
University of Chicago
Glee and Mandolin
.Under the auspices of
J5he Associated Charities.
Admission ;"0c to all parts of the
house. No c tra charge for reserved
MATIXKK AND XIG11T.
W. T. Spaeth
A R.un For Her Money
A Funny, Interesting, Irresistible
Farce Comedy, introducing
Miss Jennie Calef,
The greatest delineator of Irish
l'.iddies upon the stage.
A Splendid Cast.
I n imi I able Specia Ii ics.
.Matinee ." and .ril) cents.
Xiglit -.. and 7j cents.
J WIHIH ll III
DlRtCTION Chamrcrun. Kindt. Company.
Sunday, Dec. 27.
It's a corker!
THK KVKRtJRKKX Sl(( T.SS
The amusement bargain of the : eason.
The original and only one. Hoyt's
i "B ujsrcH Kzys
)U THK HOTKL.)
Character artists who hac conceived
new iiieas and execute them ill
the most brilliant maimer.
Jokes and Methods that are Fresh
A screaming farce. bubbling with
merriment, iriginalitv and wit.
KVKKVTHIXt; Ij'lCHT IT'-TO-DATK.
l'rioes: '2v. ::." and .10c,
Big Cit in Meats
AT (ill. .MONK'S l'ACK
lXd IIOl'SK MAKKKT.
Owing to recent decline in live
stock we are able to make the
following low prices:
(iood sirloin steak. "1f
per pound iUv
(iood porterhouse steak.
per pound IUv
(iood round steak,
tiood rib roast. 7
per pound JL
(iood chuck roa.-t,
(ioo 1 boiling beef, A
per pound w
(iood pork loins,
(iood pork shoulders. -r
per pound Uv
Open Saturdays until 9 p. in.
W. H. Tremann, Mgr.
Chicago. Dec. 2:t -Following are tne open
tug. tugbei. lowest and closing quotattor s
i i todav'a market.
Dec, KO'it M H) u
May. P2s Ki4 MS KH
July, T'H ; ! H
Dec.41'4 4tS 41 U'
Ma7, 43 41 Si 4H"j- 441)
July 43?,, ; 43? ; 43'i -; 43! -.
Dec, 35; 35: 35: 35
Mav, 37: 371: ?67i- 31'.
July. 84; 3H: 3: 34.
Jan.,UK 12.no- ii.f.v itsi2
May, 12 12-; 12.40; 11.15: lt.&j
Dec, 6 45: B 45: 8 45. 6.45
Jail , 6.5(1; fi.bft; 6.MI: 6 til
May.6.72; 6.85; 6.7U. 6.K2
Jan., 22 6 27 6.2V25
May, 0 45: 6 57 6 45 0 52.
Rye, Dec. 2: May sr.: flax. N. vv iro;
S. W. :?; Dec. 9J; May 9Htf: barle r.V3.V.
Receipts today. Wnei 12, turn IM uai
156; fiOKS 28 000; cattle 12,W0, sheep w.um
Hop maritet opened strong 5c to juc higher.
Llftnt I t 05'4.50: mixed ami uuicu
rs. 4 :!ri!4 7ii pood neavy, 4.3o4 75: rough
heavy 3 ; EO.
Came uiarKei opened strong to toe higher.
Sheep market opened stro"cer
Hogs at Kansas City H000, cattle 1,300;
bogs at Omaha 7 ooo, cattle poo
Uulon stock yards 8:4ii a. m.
Hop market strone, 5 to 10c higoer ;
Lie tit. 1L5(4.5j; mixed and uuicher. 4 30
t.70 good neavy, ll.30-&$l "o; rough heart.
cattle market mostly 10 to 15c higher.
Beeves II 20&5 85. Cows auu Dciicia 125a
4 40. Texas steers 12 0033 50, stockera aud
feeders t 80&4.05.
Sheep market strong to 10c higher.
Hog ma-ket closed weak.
LiKnt, 14 05(34 50: mixea and butcherB r 1 30
4.70: good heavy, lf.3oa4.70; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed flrra at advanre.
Sheep market closed strong
Estimated receipts Thursday: .Wheat 5o,
corn 195, oats 135. hogs .28,000.
Nw York Stocks.
New York. Dec. 23 The following are the
closing quotation oa the New York stock
126, Gas S84. C R. 1. & P. 23Ji. Soutr -era
Pacitllc 484. B. & O. 7. Atchison cor
mon ea, Atchison pfd. C. M. & St. P.
I43H. Manhattan Hi, copper 4x'i4. W. U.
Tel. Co. 86. U & N 107. C. A A. . Rdg.
common 45? Can. Pacific HShi. Leather com
mon 7S, B. R T. KtH, Pacific Mail ... IT.
S. Steel ptd. 55!i. U. S. Steel common 10.
Petina. 118, Mo. Pacific 94, Union Pacific
78. coal md tron 36i. Erie common 29?.
Wabash pfd. 3 Si. Car foundry ik, C. &G.
W. 15?,, Kep. Steel pfd. 40, Rep. Str el com
mon ... New York Central 119 Illinois
'Mar 1 .".,.. nn-iy-
A Smoke that Smokes,
and Smokes Well
Is the kind you'll find at this
store, and at almost any price
you desire to pay. We have an
exceptionally fine line of
And our stock of 1MPKS OF
ALL KINDS. Tobacco Pouches,
etc.. is sure to please the most
You know orr prices are al
J. P. SEXTON. Prop.
1818 Second Ave.
See Our Prices
Tea nut candy, per lb., 10c.
Cocoa n ut candy, per lb., 10c.
Yankee peanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Chewing cream candy, all flavors,
per lb., 10c.
Chocolate drops, per Hi. 1.
We have installed for the benefit
of our customers a new hot water
apparatus for hot drinko of all
kinds and at all hours at a reason
able price of 5c per cup.
isdl SKCOXJ AVE NX' E.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American 1ns. Co.
Traders' Ins. Co.
I'nion 1 ns. Co. . .
Newark, X. J.
, Chicago, 111.
. . Philadelphia. I'a.
Koekford ins. Co Kockford, III.
Security Ins. Co. Xew Haven. Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. Koekford, 111.
OHiee. room ;. F.u ford block. Kates
as low as consistent with security. .
Lloyd's for Christmas
The Neatly Gloved Hand
U the Inn l Ci it wrnrs the tvell-tit-
tin-.wcll--e.tfnit, wcll-i nishe l
II. Cf P. GLOVES.
T'i'V are trifle 'f the finest im
p ir.,1 bVirK.an.l riv? tli.it t.nisli:r
t ., ,i i,u!i ivoll-lresseil pemno
nn re- i it. Thrv .-re i:Kt enough
( , ,r t lie 1 -st people :.n. i i heap enoug a
or the ni.ist e onomic.il pc iple.
t X, - tlinn bwiuse they e.l
ri.-ro eisilv n I Cie letter sMfct.v--i-
, I'ua i-.y tUvc wu MX handle.
We will ro to Lloyd's for our
dloves. His stock is fresh from
(iloversville: the st le and prices
Silk lined. .1. '.. .I.."t). $1.7.-.,
Fur lined at $: up to $10.
I'nliiK-tl. $1 to .L.;.0.
Ladies trolf gloves, '10c to $1.
I -r --i
1 1 u U Jul 1 yj) la, Lau U J H
Tlie man who insists on clothing that's
tip to the minute in style, and that lits
and looks like hifjh class custom work,
and yet won't tax your purse very heav
ily.1. In fact, the harder you are to please
thehetter we Jike it,for the more closely
you examine our clothing the more
favorably will you he 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.
I Gu&t&f son
The New Clothing Store
fri M I I i M I I..I..Io:..i...h..i,m-m.4.4..i..:..i..x....i..i
COPykiom r J
Mufflers, the New Crown
well. S1.00 Up.
Vmi can expect 1 see just ihe up-to-date
tiling in this line ai Lloyd's.
House downs. Suspenders, Hand
kerchiefs, Niirht Holies. Pajamas, t'ra
venette (.'oats, Toilet Sets.
From tlie little bow to the hn-jre As
cot ami the swell pulls in fancy
Kvcry man should have an I". t ".
House Coat to fully enjoy the com
forts of home. It is not only a beau
tiful frarmeiit. but it n fiords a great
deal of pleasure and convenience at a
tery little outlay,
Jfc have all the popular and
many Exclusive Styles.
For Christmas Gifts Go to
Ha.rper House Block
& Mayes, f
: 1714 Second Avenue.
Worst of It. i
The buvers do, who buy Hieir v
wines, liquors, etc., at an tin- J
reliable store. To secure the S
best vintages, the priniest, tnel- V
lowest, whiskies you should go
to a store that deals in nothing
but the best. We are judges of ?
line goods in this line, and buy
only the choicest imported and y
RETAIL LIQUOLl STOKE.
Market Square, or. Seventeentk
Street and Third Avenu.
( iold and
IS THK I'LACK.
In all shades and triades. FVe our
Filte and silk-lined bag's, leather
hat cases for three hats.
wti M ilia