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TUB AKtHTS. TUESUAK, DECEMJJJKR Jf i!3
PubUaoed Daily and Weekly at 1634 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, IU. Entered at
the postofflce as second-class matter.)
KV THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cenu per wee a. Weekly,
CI per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, muat nave
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip In Rock island county-
Tuesday, Decern bft- 2v. 1903.
Now cuiiies (jrealer New York ami
wants the national !ciiucr;itic eon
vention. tor. and promises like Chi
eairo tu le jxl and not charge four
prices fur hoard ami lodyinjj- while the
delegate- are in session.
Ilanecv was r.th in a list of L'S can
didates fur jutlye in Cook county.
How close Yates stays to the people
is show n in his appointment of this
defeated Chicago politician to the of
fice which the people themselves re
fuse:! to ffive him. Sprinjr rielil News
The railroad department f the
oiiuy Men's Christian Association
lias issued a pamphlet. "Progress."
tellinir of its growth. The railroad
branch had 4.:.()0tl members in li"1.
and has now r.34s. It had two years
ao i0 buildinys. valued at $l,:;oO.0.
and Ii as. now $l.s-,M.lH(i invested in
The raee tracks of the country were
in st in nun t a I in the eh:iny;iiiir hands of
$::..'D().(MM) hist year. The tlefaleatiuns
of .-.'0.om. by the secretary of the re
gents of the stsite ilniver.-ity of Cali
fornia, air! by numerous csishiers and
tellers of bank- :ind commercial
houses iiidicsite where some of this
nionev comes from.
At sin suit i-.Mnriiiiii) meeting in Dela
ware TbtM silsiy ev en in;-'of Inst week a
minis I refused to vote for si resolu
tion protesting against the continu
ance of Senator Smoot in office sis si
senator, saying: "The politieal eor
ruptioii of this state, smelling sis it
doe to hesiven. makes it impo.ss.jble
for Delaware to sit in judgment on
Snioot. If Smoot can be excluded our
seiisitot silsu can be excluded. Ad
dick's money sent both Senator Iall
stud Alice to the senate." The preach
er hit the nail sipiarely on the hesid.
Moliseclesi fit nr, like chstl'ity. should be
15 i 1 1 sit home.
The kimr of Sisim. whose jubilee is
1 i ii tr c-elbia t ed with unprecedented
msn." i! iticence in Hanykok. is onlv i.
ears i f aire. f r he six-ended th
thr ue sit 1". Mrs. I.eouowcn. sin lin;-
lish "nvrriifss. whose pupil he wsis for
six y esi r. liocribed him sis an apt
rcho'ar. hst udsouie. aft'eetionate suid
reiierous. with lofty ideals. Chnla lonir-
korii hsis eritied thsit eharaeter by
pfoi esie rule, lie has given Sunn
sin eu!ii'htened io ern men t . and et
.ealou.-ly gnarde'l native customs sun
institutions. Hence, while bnildiny csi-
nals. rsiilwiiys. Iiyht houses suid hospi
tals, he still serves sis priest in tht
i'uiddhist temple. He has organized
his siriu.x on the (icriuaii model, but
his body ifiia rd is still composed of sim-
sioiis too daughters of his nobles.
He hsis silso abolished the second kinir.
who exercised one-third of the royal
power, si ml has estsiblished instead a
legislative council of nobles. At these
cabinet councils one of the ssided
white elephants i- always present.
Tom Still Very Much Alive.
Senator Torn I'lsitt. of New York,
seems to' have overlooked the abdica
tion thai was credited to him a few
week- ago. Then the correspondents
had it that he was to cease to be re
public:! n political leader in New York,
thsit he had agreed to this with I'res
i lent I!ooseelt and in the presence of
(lov. Odell. ,
Now Tom is set tin:? himself up
again sis leader. He sends notice to
all the lieutenants in the state to re
port to him. and he smiles as he adds
that he guesses all of them will at
tend. Perhaps he knows what In is
That story about the surrender to
President Uoosevelt was si shaky one
from the start. In explanation it was
said that flat t realized he was get
ling old and thsit he would have to
1 1 i t some time. Nothing- was said
About what he was to get for making:
the surrender. The man who invent
ed that explanation overlooked the
important fsict that the older Tom
i'latt rrw's the foxier he becomes.
The chances g-et brighter every day
that the political fig-fit in New York
this vesir is not to be a walkawav.
Where is the Remedy.
We can but shudder, as the Spring
field News says, when residing- the ac
counts of the depredations, the imlig-nit'e-.
the vandalism perpetrated up
on the bodies of the dead and dying
in th w reck horror in Pennsylvania
by thieves, robbers and ghouls. They
attacked the still warm bodies of the
rounded dead. They cut off fingers
and reuioied and stole jewelry, rifled
pockets, stole valuables from corpses,
and spurning- the entreaties of the dy
ing- and injured, did not succor them,
but replied by robbing- them.
Ireat and prosperous is our nation,
to be true. We boast of our civiliza
tion and the goodness and greatness
of our people, but whence comes this
element this class of heathenism, in
human thieves, murderers and sissas
sins. which revels uiiblushingly in
such foul crimes as would make blush
even the most bsirbsirous of savageV'.'
As we boast of the highest civiliza
tion the world presents, so may we
marvel sit the basest and most fiend
ish class of criminals which exists in
Here is ji problem for the new year.
Let our scientists and educators fer
ret out the osiuse for the existence
and msiinteusince of this class of
fiends which menaces the tuition.
When the origin and eauses are deter
mined let steps be taken, even if it re
quires bullets and gunpowder, to anui
hilsite ghouls and asssissins such as
those who spared not even the dead
and dving in thsit eastern wreck.
At li'st a iiuui who knows ihe life of
the lireat IJiver has com? forward to
tempt comparison with Mark Twain's
immortal "Tom Sawyer'" suid "Huckle
berry Finn." smd hsis revived the old
stesimbosit dsiys when the first rail
road between St. Louis and New Or
leans was wresting supremacy from
Those were romantic times, and
tleorge W. Ogden has made the most
of them in "Tennessee Todd."
It is si dramatic story of the fight
between the tdd order and the new,
between the men who had carried on
an inherited warfare with the treach
erous stream until they had become
its controller:;, whose lives were cen
tere.l in iTs splendid commerce, and
the new men which the inevitable ad
smce of commerce brought with
capital and brains and craft to usurp
the power and bresik the pride of the
men of the" Mississippi.
Hetween the moment when Pilot
Todd shamefacedly apologizes for the
"siioozle-headediiess" of Tennessee,
whose he:iy clumbers have to be
vigorously challenged before she
comes yawning out of her stateroom
to relieve her father sit the wheel,
and the time when she literally steps
across her father's desid body to finish
the race which he had broken a blood
vessel to win. the world irsiins a new
heroine. Simple, unsophisticated, si
woman of strict integrity in business
offairs. but naively unscrupulous in
affairs of the heart. Tennessee is a
Captain P.lsiir. driving the Isist steam
boat of his once fsimoiis line in a
rsice with the first railroad, until the
boilers- burst and the ship is riven as
under, killing hundreds of terrorized
passengers ( apt. Plair stands as the
representative of that clsiss of bitter
coiiserv a t i es who died, believi.ig that
the new order could not long hold out
again.-t the old established power of
With the picturesque love story
which runs through it. it makes capi
The work is published by A. S.
11a riies iV Co.. price $1..".
The sketch of Kmiiia Moss P.ooth
Tucker. consul of the Salvation Army,
as prepared by her husband, is proper
ly not a "life," but rather :i series of
flashlights cast on different phases
of her active csireer and vivid person
ality. She is here shown as si child,
sis si girl, taking up the burdens of
time si ml eternity sit sin age when
others are scarcely looking beyond
the little round of school duties and
home joys, and sis si woman, si wife.
mother and lesider. The pictures an-
of intense interest to all who have
ever come within the radius of her in
fiuence. She was not merelv si Sa!-
vationist. She was a world's woman
full of power, full of humanity, ting
ling- with magnetism, boundless in her
sympathies with sill or (iod's creation
and her storv touches men and wo
men of all conditions and environ
incuts. Iler life has dropped into
the sesi of eternity, but the circles
which it set in motion will widen on
and on. and who shsill say when the
last one shall break? The work is one
that should command si readv sale.
Alaskan Boundary Decided.
The recent decision of the Alaskan
boundary commission upholds all of
the American contentions, except the
possession of the Portland canal and
some islands in its vicinity. The de
cision of prominent physicians every
where upholds the claim inside in re
ganl to Hostetter's Stomach Hitters,
that it is the best medicine ever com
pounded for stomach, liver and kid
ney ills. This popular decision is sec
onded by thousands of persons who
have been cured of dyspepsia, indiges
tion, hesidache. biliousness, insomnia,
constipation, chills, colds or malaria,
fever and sigue. Women, too, join in
praising the Hitters as a tonic, regu
lator and health builder. lie sure to
give it a trial, and get a free copy of
our lOOt almanac from vour druggist.
Koriol DyspepMa Care.
Digests all classes of food, tones
and strengthens the stomach and di
gestive organs. Cures dyspepsia, in
digestion, stomach troubles. and
makes rieh. red blood, health and
strength. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure re
builds worn-out tissles, purifies,
strengthens and sweetens the stom
ach. Gov. (.5. W. Atkinson, of West
Virginia, says: "I have used a num
ber of bottles of Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure and have found it to be a very
effective and, indeed, a powerful rem
edy for stomach ailments.- I recom
mend it to my friends." Sold by all
DAILY SHORT STORY
Man With Patient Smile.
Wheu I was running the Olympic,"
said ihe veteran manager, "one day 1
was stopped on the street by a cadaver
ous, threadbare, hungry looking chap
who asked if I was Mr. Fuller, the
manager. I told him I was, where
upon he pulled from his pocket a roll
of manuscript, a play, and asked me to
" 'What do you call it':' I asked.
A Lucky Find." The hero loses
his fortune and finds it again in the
third act. The heroine'
"'Yes, yes: I'll oblige you.'
" 'lie careful of it. It's the only copy
I have, and it's not copyrighted.'
"All right. I'll take care of it.'
"I had to go to severul places before
returning to my office and must have
laid the manuscript down somewhere.
At any rate I never thought of it
again till one day the playwright came
to my office. For my life I couldn't
remember where I had seen him.
" 'Have you read my play V he asked.
" 'Your play? Oh, yes; now I remem
ber. No. I haven't had time to get at
"Meanwhile I was trying to think
what plaj' it was and where it was.
"'All right,' he said, with a winning,
patient smile. 'I'M call again.'
"As soon as he had gone I huuted
high and low for his manuscript, but
it was nowhere to be found. Finally
I recalled taking it from him and going
to several places afterw .ltd. but what
places they were I couldn't remember.
I was very busy at the time, too busy
to take any definite action in tho mat
ter. Indeed, there was no action to
take except to confess that I had lost
his play. In a week he was back.
" 'Haven't got at your play yet,' I
said. Then, fearing he would ask for
it to take it away, I added: 'I'm going
to hsive some time next week. Could
yon wait till then?'
" 'Oh, yes,' he said, with the same
"If you need a little help, I could
let you have a liver while we're wait
ing.' " 'Oh, no. I've had a bit of luck late
ly. I don't need anything.
' 'Well, come a week from Saturday.
I'll be ready for you.
"When he called again. I was ready
for him with excuses: 'Couldn't more
than get through the first act. It
opens well. Let mo see. The next few
days I'll be very busy, but I tell you
what I'll do. I don't like to work Sun
day, but in this case I'll do it. Come
in Monday week."
'"All right, he said, with the usual
smile. "Don't hurry. When I saw you
last. I'd just got ?10O first payment on
a play, and today I got $400 more; so.
you see. I can afford to wait.
"Meanwhile I was lying awake
nights worrying over the matter. After
he had told me that he had sold a play
I worried all the more, for a claim
from him for damages would now be
good. If his play were successful, he
might make me pay a large sum. There
was nothing for it but to put him off
as long as possible. He came again at
the appointed time. Fortunately I had
" "You see the condition I'm in,' I
said, coughing. 'A man's not fit to pass
ou si play when lie has to blow his nose
between thy lines. Beastly weather
we're having. On Sunday I thought
every minute I'd surely choke. But
I've got through the third act.'
" 'Climax all right?'
"'Capital. Notwithstanding I had a
coughing spell I was much affected.'
"'Cry? My eyes were all water.'
"'Climax or cold?' He was as seri
ous as a tombstone.
" 'Oh, both. You come in here a week
"I was getting tired of that smile of
his. Such a man was too angelic to
live. Instead of writing plays he should
be sitting in heaven with all the heroes
and heroines who have died on the
stage from an excess of virtue. I de
termined that at our next meeting I'd.
sound him on the subject of buying
his play for as small a sum as he could
be prevailed upon to accept. When he
came again I said to him:
" 'Your play will never do in the
world. You've got an anticlimax, an
impossible situation, in the second act.
and the whole scheme is undramatic.
But I can use a part of it for a curtain
raiser. Would you take a hundred dol
lars for it?'
"There was no verbal reply only that
confounded smile. I drew my check
book and wrote him a check.
" 'I can't take this,' he said. 'Some
body has got hold of my manuscript,
and the play is to be put on at the Na
tional.' "I turned pale. He smiled.
" "Say. my friend, what '11 you take to
let me out of this?'
"'If you'll give me the hundred dol
lars for keeping me waiting I'll call it
"'Take it and welcome.'
"As soon as he had gone I heaved a
deep sigh of relief and congratulated
myself on having had a man to deal
with who hadn't any more sense than
to take $100 for a play he owned and
was to be put on the boards by another
"'A Lucky Find' was a great suc
cess. I received seats for the opening
nicht and was invited to supper after
the performance with the playwright.
Curious to know who had stolen the
play, I accepted. Who should greet me
but the man with the patient smile.
" The manuscript,' lie said, 'bad on
it iny name and address and came back
to me at once. In ten days more it was
contracted for. This is your dinner to
me. and it has been already paid for
with the check you ga, me.' "
P. -a., mttpjit
Chicago, Dec 29 -Following are tbe open
ing, highest, lowest and cioaln quotauoi s
ia today's markets:
Dec, 81 J 81 ?i 8! 81 ?i
May, 8-S 81- 84 8l4
July, 7S?i; ?; 79; 78
Dec..413i. 3: tt: IM
Ma. 45 b 4ib
July an; 4i ;
Dec, 85': 85 85
Mav, 37Si; 37-: 374: 87'.
July. 84 V, 3a?. ; 3ti: 34 .
Jan., 12 22. 13. 22 12.07; 12 07
May, 12 57; 12 12; 12 4i. 12 45 -.
Jan , 6.70 . 6 70 ; 6 (,i 6 62
May, 8.90; 6 92, 6 80 6.t0
Jan., 6 30; a.30 6.2S 6.22
May, 6 00; ti.oO 6.52: 6 52.
fcye, Dec. 2: May r; Oax. N w in;
3. W. W: Uec. 94; May H; bar.ev
Htceipis toaav: wteat 6, cuiu 288 osif
170: nogs 85.000; cattle 7. mo. sheet t3oi
riog market opened weak, 5 to toe lower.
Light. 4 20&4 0 ; mixeu duu uuk.u
eri. f4 4 4 wi: cood neavy, ii.ie&J.so rouge
heavy if 4t.tt 5f.
Cattle market opened weak to lOr lower.
Sheep market opened strorg.
V mou Block y arus 8:n a. m
Eog market weak, toe lower
Light, (4 2iK&4 55; mixed aau butchers. 4 :i't
1.7; good heavy, H 3Va4 75; roui;n Deav.
4 S5tai-5 .
Cattie market weak to 10c lower
Beeves ts 255 8V. cows ana neifers 1.23
4.50. Texas steers 2.203 50, Blockers arm
feeders i 80S4.10.
Sheep market strong. 10c higher.
Hog market closed weak to i)c lower.
LiKfli, (4 7o4 t6; mixta and uuicncra 11.35
4.75 , pood heavy, 4 354.75. rough heavr.
Caitie market closed dull and weak,
feoeep market closed sieauv.
Estimated receipts Wednesday: Wheat V,
corn 12, oats K5. hogs 46,000.
New York Stocks.
New York. Dec. 211 i'ne loiiuwmit ait &
closing quotation on the New York i..
Sugar 127?i. GastW1. C. R. I. & P. 2,Soutr
ern Pacltllc 50-v u. & o. wi--.,, Atchison com
mon 6U'. Atchison pfd. 93 Si. C. M. & St. P.
UiV Manhattan i45. copper 51, VV. U.
Tel. Co. 86i. U & N 0. C & A. 34 y. Kdg.
common Can. Pacific HUS. Leather com
mon B R. T. iMS, Pacinc Mail ... V.
S. Steel ptd. 57H, U. S. Sieel common 12,
Petina. too. Pacific P6H. Union Pacinc
80S4. coal md Iron . -am. Krie common 2V?.
Wabash pfd. RM, Car tounary 20"4. C.&.U.
W. 16, Rep. Sleet pfd. 41 Ji. Rep. Si. el com
mon 7'. New York Central 121H. Illinois
LOCAL MARKET COXIUTI OMS.
Today's UnotRtlons on Provisions, Live
Stock. Fel and Fuel.
Rock Island. Dec. 23. Following are the
Quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery S2c&23c, dairy
Eggn Fresh 25c.
Live poultry Spring chickens 8c per
pound hens 7c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes. 55 to 65c.
Cattle Steers t:; 50 to H -J cow no
lieu ers 2.no to li.o. calves 13.00 to 5 f
Hoga Mixed aud butchers 3 50 to f 1.2"
Sneep- Yoarlines or over, per cwt o0'i
HO) f,amh iier head 3 ' to o OH
See Our Prices
I'ciinut c.iiidy, per 11)., 10c.
Cocoanut csitidy, per 11., 30c.
Yankee peanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Chewing cream candy, sill ilavors.
per lb., 10c.
Chocolate drops, per lb. loc.
We liae installed for the benefit
of our customers a new hot water
a ppsirsit ns for hot drinks of all
kinds and at all hours at n reason
able price of 5c per cup.
Kitchen. 1810 SIXONJT) AVENUE.
Urinj us your old disc records that
yon Lave yrown tired of (either Co
lumbia or Victor), suid v e will ex
change them for the new Improved
Columbia Disc I.'ccords. We will al
low you HO cents for your 10-inch
record and other sizes in proportion.
The new Improved Columbia Keeords
are of elegant workmanship and are
a decided advancement in the art of
record making'. They have a full,
sweet tone, and owing to t lie manner
in which they are made they have a
less scratching tone; the needle seems
to run smoother on the record. We
also wish to introduce to your notice
the new Grand Opera Sound Box,
which is designed to obviate the
scratch of the needle and' at the same
time retain the full volume of tone.
We will exchange the new Grand
Opera Sound Box for any of the old
style Columbia sound boxes now on
the market. Call at our warerooms
and get. our plan of exchange. We
carry the largest line of records in
Graphaphcne headquarters at
lfi09-lG0n,i Second Avenue.
Charles E. Hodgson.
American Ins. Co Newark, N. .1.
Continental New York
Agricultural New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago, 111.
Union Ins. Co. Philadelphia, Ta.
Rockford Ins. Co Kockford, 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 security.
Itching, Burning Palms,
Painful Finger Ends,
With Brittle, Shapeless,
As Well as Roughness and
One Night Treatment with Cuti
cura, the Great Skin Cure.
Soak the hands on retiring In a strong,
hot, creamy lather of Cuticura Soap.
Dry and anoint freely with Cuticura
Oiutraent, the great skin cure and purest
of emollients. Wear, during the night,
old, loose kid gloves, or bandage lightly
In old, soft cotton or linen. For red,
rough and chapped hands, dry. Assured,
Itching, feverish palms, with brittle,
shapeless nails and painful finger end.-,
this treatment is simply wonderful, fre
quently curing in a single application.
Complete local and constitutional
treatment for every humour of the
fkin, scalp aud blood, w ith loss of hair,
may now be had for one dollar. Bathe
with hot water and Cuticura Soap, to
cleanse the surface of crusts and scales,
and soften the thickened cuticle. Dry,
without hard rubbing, and apply Cuti
cura Ointment freely, to allay Itching,
irritation and Inflammation, and soothe
and heal, and lastly, take the Cuticura
Resolvent, to cool and cleanse the blood.
This treatment affords instant relief,
permits rest and sleep in the severest
forms of Eczema and other Itching,
burning and scaly humours, and points
to a speedy, permanent and economical
cure of torturing, disfiguring humours,
from pimples to Scrofula, from Infancy
to age, when all other remedies and the
best physicians fail.
fold throughout the world. Cntieurm RmoItmit. SOc. (!n
form of Chocolate t boated I'ilU, i!.5c. per ti1 of t, Oint
Tnrnt. ."iOc., Soap, SUc lpot: London, 27 Charterhouse
Sq.i Paris, 6 Hum At 1. Paixs Boaton. i ;7 Columbu. Ave.
l'oltfr Drug Chm. Corp., Sole Proprietor..
at-Send ior " liow to Cure . very Humour.
Dcwt Be FooledA
Genuine ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA
Is put up in whit-" pickars. manufactured
exclusively hv tlie piadison Medicine
Co.. Mad'iscn. Ir is. cil at 35 cents a
jvick Ja'C All others pre rank i;niiatit:ns
otid substitutes, don't ri.-ik y;i.r 1 ml'.h by
iukin them. TISKCliMJINti makes sick
people Wei!. Keeps vou Well. All Honest
L)ea?ers sel! the Genuine.
llDLIrTi:U IIKVG CO, Madi.on, V:-..
If price slashing will move
of shoes it certainly will
long to close it out.
M fit's ."Of Slipper,
Women's. Mioses" ;inl Cliiiclre n"s Vel
Women's lint ton Shoes, in
welt soles. $:; values
W. L. Douglas .?:;..-0 Shoes,
liaiKin A- Son's $." Shoes,
r 3 t v
The man who insists on clothing that's
up to the minute in style, and that tits
and looks like hih class custom work,
and yet won't tax your purse very heav
ily .Jin fact, the harder you are to please
thehetter we like 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.
IVIen s Overcoats from $6.00 Up.
Nothing Better Shown for this Money.
I Gtastarfsomi & Mayes,
The New Clothing Store
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. evnd 2nd Ave.
Ill the Latest Holiday
Specialties in 'Photos at 'Re
duced Trices Until Jan 1.
See oir Fine Line of Mountings for Both
PLATINUM and PLATINO
Work. Give vis ample Time to Get Your
Orders Ready for Christma.s.
of Ghe Maiy Brgins:
i:.n M Shoes,
Youths' I.2o Shoes, all styles,
Little (Jents' $1.25
I.a!ies first ipialitv Rubbers
1705 Second Avenue.
A TTTn To)
1714 Second Avenue.
? i jf 'fL xni .xt. en, -tr), iv lt, a,k m, L.
Shoes, all tle: