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THE AROT7S, SATURDAY JANUARY' 23 1004
Pa aliened DxHr and Weckiy at 10M Sec
ond arenue. Kock Island. 111. fEntered at
he postofflce aa accond-clasa matter.)
fir THE J. W. POTTER CO.
KHMS Daily-10 ceota per week. Weekly,
I per year in advance.
All comannicationa of argumentative
c karacter. political or religion, moat bare
real name attached tor publication. Ho
kack article will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
kip in Rock Island county.
Saturday. .7 anuary '23. 1904.
A cnr-i'l ift iiptii!.-t ercd with pad
ding worn by some men to make
them look like T li 1 is an 11 11 ml
takah'e insignia of idiot v.
Hiinna oenies emphatically" that lie
has yet i . ie up hi- mind jn-1 exactly
What lie would like to do to the
l!oosee't ambition- if he had the
The filend- f liccrye V.. (hambcr
!aii. the c'Viniicni t ic governor of the
iepub'ic:.ii tatc of Oregon, liave "ii;'
gested his name as a candidate for
the prci:ency and are organizing!
with the purpose of bringing him be
fore the St. I.oiiis contention.
IJov. Ci!iiimin of Icwa still stands
for r.-c:proi :t . ai d it i - to be pre
sumed that way down in his heart he
is for the Iowa idea, but i- either too
cnwardly r Imi Liind a partisan to
puh'ic'v declare il except when an
important election is more than three
Heads of departments ;ij Washing
ton are not to have f ree carriages ;t
the expen-e of the people hereafter.
Whether the president is still to have
a na;:I ve-sel at his call and may
summon :. -iuj!i .ii to the front ur I
of hi- :-ca:de home w henever he
yeart;s for something spectacular in
1 he :i iiii:-eiuent line remain- to be
fio. Van Sunt of Mini'c-ola is vis
iting Wu-hi nirton. The governor was
a burly ft ml breey steamboat captain
on the i--i-sippi and i- called "cap
lain" to tlit-, day. I'icn time he ocs
to the capital they tell the story of
Ids fir-1 dinner at the white h u e.
When he -at down at the tabic he
found -ewial spoon, several frU
and several knives in f r nt of him.
The governor inspected the cutlery
carefully. Then he vln.se one knife.
me fork and one spoon, brushed the
re -I a-ide and allowe.l he would est
hi- dinner with the selection- he had
I!ej : c-tMitatite l.onw on li of ( iu
cinnali I- the amateur golf champion
of H.itn'lii ii county.' When he made
his inaiven speech in congrc-s the
other day. an otlicial stenographer.
1'ie ' In iatid. himself a golfer, in re
porting ihe -pecch began his Holes
:i s fol 'o w - ;
" llepi e-in 1 a t i v e l. -r.g vv ort h teed up
hs !ir-l oi at i i ri;i I ball todav. and
mai e : tctty drive for lfc0 yard-. He
yot in itoiible in the lonir rns it h
his met pliorica I ir n on Ihe second
-hot. but came otil iii.-clv with a po
etical approach and holed down in
five with a peroration that sraie him
If th"' tariff v as . reduced to a ret
entie ha-:s. s(l that it would produce
e:mni;h inoiiev to run the government
with t he -prist olliee afti other priiflin;
eliminated, and with trust produc
tions that are sold cheaper abroad
than here, on the free li-t. the cost
of l.'viiiv; a nil of labor wotdd soon rind
a rea-i nabie level. The . old excuse
for protection that it would foster
and luiili! up inf.in: i ii I it-l.rics .ca n in.it
now in- i '.iIii 'm! as nece-sarv for ihe
j-ipnntie trnts. for some of the larp-e-t
i f the combines are inakinir prof
its sn jrieat that thev are paving;
large i'iilends on' watered, stocks,
ten Cine- cieater than their plants
could be reproduced for. The consumer-,
of the I'nited States are t here
fore taxed not oiil.v to support tin
5'iu't ninent. but al-o the much great
er tax iinpo-eil iiv the trn-t-. and that
i- v. h it the republican leaders ca"!
the beniiin int'uence of the Pincley
Even Schnrrasn ICepadlates It.
I p a recent ad' i ess Jacob ti. Stdiur
liian. pre-ii'ei.t of I or tie 1 1 university,
t'etiaied that ihe Flitted States i- j.i.
in-r too far in the Panama matter.
Ir. Seh'irman is a republican, and was
appointed by President McKinley u;e
of the first Philippine commissioner-.
He is a man of yide information and
er i n-er al i e in his actions. He
caiir.it. therefore, be charged with
pivinir way to impulse in his public
tle.la i a t it ii Here are some of the
nio-l in ierest in-f ia ra ir:i phs from r.
VI i'e we have treat r'uht- there
vi '.h ciMiiltei ii- to compel the
J: c -e: at ion of peace aloni the rail-t.:-
'. we went further lhaii wa- wr
iar: 1 ' the treaty of lso;. ,,r ,v
ipt "rn.-i i :ona I law. in Ie-!ar!ti? that
tl T" must be t'o firlitit; in the whole
i f I'.Miama. and that Colombian
t ;-oi ps shall Not step utf Paliam.t
trrr'tt.ry with hstil inlrnt.
"Our t.nly warrant for such act is
uur interest an J international need.
The question i whether the country
ha's the riht to say that Colombia,
having refused to grant the means to
satisfy thee needs in consideration of
jut comjiensai ion. shall be made to
give them by force of arms.
"I believe the Colombians will fight
and that. the I'nited State troops will
never stop, once they enter Colom
bian territory, until they raise the
flap over Hi -pot a; and where the fla:r
has been raised it will not come down.
"Such an event w ill open the Ues
tion of our relationship to South
American nations, and 1 believe fully
that this country is bound to expand
to the north and to the south to t lit
"I ' s-e danger in the probability
that the United tates may inaugur
ate a policy of colonization and inisht
seek to govern outside the constitu
tion rather than give independence
uner the protection of the United
States or admission to our statehood
family under a territorial or state
fi rm of government.
"If 'we expand and in doing so neith
er admit independence nor treat snle
jetsj nation- as political equals we
shall brinir about a despotism like
that of. old Ifome. and we shall be
likely to meet the fate of that na
tion." Bounties vs. Protection.
Over in Canada the government is
having trouble with some of the pro
tected -.teel plants about the amount
of bounty due them. It says the man
hfact rtrers are n t entitled to all they
claim. This shows what a coarse,
clumsy system they have there in
compari-on with our smoot h-w orking
tariff system. The Canadian manu
facturers yre only asking for a few
millions a year in bounties, while one
of our .-teel manufacturing organiza
tions, by means of the tariff system,
took about $70.(mkj.(Kmi from the peo
ple last year and there was no dis
puie with the government as to the
amount ;tnd only now ami then a few
trilling kicks from the p'nn it-red ie-
A small sum like $:i.oiiO.(inn or $4.
Ouo.ooo looks hip- when la ken openly
fr mi tlie government treasury and
turned over to the trusts; but 70.
uon.tiijo can ie taken secretly and giv
to the trusts smd not a word will
be said. The bounty system is not
"in it" with protection.
' Prosperity in Ohio.
The follow-in headlitC'S from the
Cincinnati TImes-Si::r. owmd in pari
by Secretary of War Taft. aul one of
the leaUius prosperity organs in the
west, tells its own story:
Hundreds on Ihe Kiver Front iMiv
pii by the I'ati'js of Hutijror to Stual
lireHil and Meat by Wholesale to Save
Testimony Ilenrtrendins tn the Last
Word Was Given by a Veteran Police
Officer In Court 1'leadin' For the Men
He Had Iteen i'oiiipelltl to Arrest, and
Ihe .Iud?e iiinl Prosecutor Alike Were
Moved to I'ity."
Mr. Ha una should have this thrilling
Btory of Kepublican trust prosperity
circulated as a campaign document.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
The pure food bill as it passed the
hotnte provided that it should take ef
fect Sept. 1. um.
Edward l. Lewis, cashier and chief
iviier of the Farmers" and Merctittnts'
bank at Worthing, S. I.. is dead of
The Western Pajier I!o Manufac
turcis' association in session at Cin
cinnati elected as president W. E.
Kltrhle. of dik-airo. and as secretary
Fred I n venport. of Ciuclunatl.
A Very Close Call.
"I stuck to my engine, although ev
ery joint ached and every nerve was
racked with pain." writes C. W. Hel
lamy. a locomotive fireman, of Iinr
litijjton. Iowa. "I was weak and pale.
without any appetite, and all run
down. As I was about to rive up, I
got a bottle of Electric Bitters, and
after taking it. I felt as well as I ever
iid in my life." Weak, sickly, run
down people always gain new life,
strength and vigor from their use.
Try them. Satisfaction guaranteed by
Hart. ITlemever. Pric 50 cents.
Cured After sofferlnr 10 Yr.
H. K. Hare, superintendent Miami
Cycle A' Manufacturing company. Mid
uletown. Ohio, suffered for 10 years
with dyspepsia. He spent hundreds
of dollars for medicine and with doc
tors without receiving, any perma
nent benefit. He says: "One night
while feeling exceptionally bad 1 was
about to throw down the evening pa
per when 1 saw an item in the paper
regarding the merits of Kodot Dys
epsia Cure. I concluded to try it.
and while 1 had no faith in it. I felt
letter after the second dose. After
Using- two bottles I am stronger and
letter than I have been in years, and
I recommend Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
to my friend and acquaintances suf
fering from stomach trouble." Sold
by all druggists.
.4 Life at Stk
If you but knew the splendid merit
of Foley's Honey ami Tar you would
never be without it. A dose or two
will prevent an attack of pneumonia
or la grippe. It may save your life.
It i-nt how much cold cream a wo
man puts on 'her face but how much
Pocky Mountain Tea she takes inside
that hriii?- out real beauty. Hollis
ter Pocky Mountain Tea complexions
stay. S.-. cents, tea or tablets. T. H.
Thomas, pharmacist. .
DAILY SHORT STORY
"Too Many Cooks."
"Jenkins.'" said Mr. Steele of Steele
J. Co.. bankers, of Philadelphia, "a cus
tomer of the name of Hall John V.
Hall arrives in Now York from the
west tomorrow and wisljes to make a
tender of cash iu a deal in which he
prefers not to offer a check, litre is
J.oiO in hundred dollar note:?. Count
them. Now pla-e the notes, without
folding, iu this envelope. That's right.
The safest place is -iu the inner side
pocket of your coat. There's no other
place about you when you can keep
them so well under touch. It looks a
little bulky over your left chest, but
most men carry a haudkerchief there.
Here Is a photograph he has sent me.
taken in the suit he will wear."
I took the photograph, which was
that of a tall, spare man. with mutton
chop whiskeis. dressed in a pepper and
"It's all riyht." continued Mr. Steele.
"I know him. and it's I who advised
him to make the tender in legal cur
rency. We have been in correspond
ence about it for some time. He is a
real estate operator, having one of tin?
largest real estate offices in Chicago."
"Where am I to meet hiinV"
"At the t'rand Central depot, in New
York, on the arrival of the Chicago
limited tomorrow morning."
When I reached the station I had
eaten a hearty meal. and. being an in
veterate smoker. I took a seat In the
smoking car. Three men sitting in the
seat in front of me needed a fourth
man to make up a game of whist. I
onsentod to help them out provided
there was no stake. They agreed, and
1 sat down and played with them.
During the game I caught one of the
men looking at the protuberance on my
chest. Whn we tired of playing and I
went into another car he followed me,
endeavoring to draw me into conversa
tion. He asked me where I w as going,
what hotel I intended stopping tit and
a number of other questions. I admit
ted that I was going to New York; but,
not relishing his interest in me. I threw
him off as to the hotel. I supposed I
had thrown him off in this respect, but
I did not. for when I went to the office
of a hotel near the Orand Central de
pot and put my name on the recister
the uext man to sign was my inter
"Hello! You here?" he exclaimed,
with apparent surprise. "I supposd
you were going to the Ii."
"Chamretl my mind." I said.
The fellow invited me to have a
drink before gointr to bed. but I In
clined on the ground that I never
drank and was too tired to sit up a
minute longer than was necessary.
With this I went upstairs, but instead
of undressing I sat in my rowm for an
hour, then took my package down to
the office and had it placed in the safe.
Then, procuring an cnveloie, I took it
to my riMun and tilled it w ith a part of
a newspaper. I was interested to know
if my dummy package would be in my
room the next mornimr. I felt a strong
suspicion that it would not. In this I
I breakfasted the next morning with
the iliMiimy package in my coat pocket.
My interested friend came in. sat down
at a neighboring table and saluted me
with a Hourish of his hand. I had by
this time made up my mind that he
knew I had a sum of money in charge,
but how he could have got the informa
tion was a mystery. T determined to
meet Mr. Hall in the depot, which was
across the street, bring him to the hotel
and deliver the money from the safe.
After that, though 1 should warn him,
it would lie at his risk.
Ten minutes before the time for the
arrival of the Chicago limited I step
ped across to the station and waited
for an official to call the ini-oniing
train. When he did so. and the pas
sengers poured forth, a man answer
ing to Mr. Hall's photograph came
along, and I accosted him.
"From Steele & Co.?" he asked.
"Well, this is no place to transfer
money. Follow me."
I followed him to the street, where
he entered a carriage and bade me fol
low him. As we drove away I saw my
interested friend standing on the side
walk looking at us. I looked up at Mr.
Hall and saw that he was looking at
tny interested friend. Then Mr. Hall
called to the driver to stop, and our
"mutual friend" got into the carriage.
"What's wrong V" snapped the latter.
"They're on to me. What luckV"
"None. He dropped it into the hotel
'Has he got it now?"
"Don't know. I think he has."
Mr. Hall turned to me. and. whipp'ng
out a revolver at the same time, he
said. "Shell out!"
Feigning fright, I unbuttoned my
coat, took out the dummy envelope and
handed it to him.
I Jit"" he said, opening the carriage
I obeyed with alacrity, the door
dosed with a bang, and the driver
lashed his horses down the street as
though the devil or the -ops were aft
er him. Meanwhile the rogues were
doubtless hugging an envelope contain
ing a piece of newspaper.
Mr. Hall was the real Mr. Hall s con
fidential clerk, wlio. knowing of his
chief intention, had sent a letter stat
ing that he would come on an earlier
train than was intended.
My interested friend was a confed
erate whom it wa intended should, if
possible, secure the tiwey before the
other's arrival. Iloth were novices and
had not learned the adage. "Tiio many
iok sHil the broth."
Wl.cn the real Mr. Hall arrived :fter
considerable telegr.if hing to i'hU-nuo
lie re-eived h! package from the safe
of the liorel. I got a big advance '.a
salary and hare been going t:p ever
UutL CUTHUERT F. ItGE.
A RECKLESS SKATER
Acres of roses jind miles of
palms that's California in mid
winter, (ialher tlowers ami pick
oranges. Peached on a high
class train the ( alifornia Lim
ited. California in less than three
days. Why endure disagreeable
weather at home'.'
Let me arrange a trip full of
comfort and pleasure.
H. D. MoLck. Gen. Agt.
210 L'lghlffiith Street.
POCK ISLAND. : : : ILL.
with its IovqJ- seaside resort,
orange groves, beautiful gar
dens and quaint old mission
towns Is visited every
yoar by thousands of
tourists who travel
over the Union
Pacific, h e c n use
it i the Lest
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hour
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running
Four Personally Conducted Ex
cursions to California every week
For full rnforinatio;i call on
W. 0. NEIMYER, C. A.
19H South Clark St.,
Land of Plenty
A book descriptive of Old Virginia
homes and farm lands in the "Sunny
south' will lie mailed free to any ad
Jress on application to the under
signed. On the first and third Tuesday of
eat-h month the- ' '
Big Four Route
vi'.l sell round trip tickets to many
points in the south and southeast at
greatly reduced rates; al.-o, one-way
tickets to practical the same terri
tory on the same dates at one-half
the regular rr.te. plus Pull infor
mation f nrtiished n application. v
ALLEX M. NYP. T. P. A..
A Orestb cf PleBlsm fa Every Ct6
Pfl R II Medtcr.tctl.Ttefrc.lrfnar.
UUHl H-rnr. in it, an ,,,. p,t
P. DLL KE iVo?"5' ,,T-
I ll&alai U. bulU- f KAIK-IIIlALTu.
Jf H sale by T. LI. Thomas, druggist.
ON DANGEROUS GROUND.
ONE WEEK. FEB. 1-6
Grand Matinee Saturday
cvt 2:30 p. m. At the Rock
SiXTLKXTH STPKF.T. FNDKK Till-:
Black Hawk Tent of T3he
A Good Old Fashioned One
Presenting the Klite of the Circus
42-Ft ReaJ Dirt xnd Saw
Prilliant cost mes a ml Dashing Fipies
trians. ('lexer Acrobats. (Jymnasts,
Tumblers and l.capers. I'tc. Lie.
i.MOPAL. PLKAS1NO. I NSTI.TCTI V !'.
1! i: I I. LI A NT 1NTIJI IDl'CTOPY
PIIOF. WI NSTON'S P1I i:om F.NAI.
SCHOOL OF F.Dl CATKD
Sea Lions and Sea.ls.
The world re now tied
Da Coma Troupe
TIM-: FPSiDi: DOWN wondki:
Scu-at ionai head-balancing trapeze
Miss Julisi Lowande
OMcen of all bareback Kqucstriennes
John B. Rooney
The acknowledged champion somer
sault rider of the world.
Performing and wrestling Possian
Miss Nettie Ca.rroll
Original Aerial High-Wire Display.
THE GREAT PASCATEL
The Man with a Hundred Forms. Ar
tistic Posturing and Aerial Con
tortion ist .
P. LPT MAYO'S
Trained Animal exhibition
The celebrated trick horse, ".John A.
Logan.'' and the funny trick mule,
Four Famous Funny Fools
If red i". Miaeo. Steve Miaco, Oeorjre
Hartell. I.nn Moore.
BELL AND HENRY
Lea per-, tumbler".- and comedy acro
bats. Miss Carrie Rocney
Pif'te 1 !o"t l.iiili- .lockey Fq ue-1 r'ell tie.
;i:aci-:ffl flying imno fx pi: pi
lofty i.fxpixo oyfi: hopsf.s
py f nt i pf (omi'.wv.
A ST A N II MID ATTRACTION AT
-POPI LAP PPK FS
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co iNewark, X. J.
Continental New York
VifricuUural New York
Traders" Injl Co Chica:?:;, Ill
Union r.y. (o Pl.ila lefoldi. Pa
Poekford Ins. Co Pock ford, iii
Seei-riiv !i;s. Co. ...New Haven. Conn
Ins. Co. St ite of Illinois. Po.-kford, Iii j
Doit e. room . Puford block. Patent
as Ijw as cjUiitexit with Eecuritj. I
Gustaff son & Mayes,
s The New Clothing Store
T5he Economical Housewife
I- tin one w e arc trying to interest, and that we are succccdinr is
shown by the srreat number of new -nstolncrs we are receiving daily.
Our prices are always iulerestiur to the housev.ire who knows that
every saving counts. We make prices; that we know are lower than
elsewhere, and as for ipialit y--we handle only the best floods that,
nionev can buv. Send in vour order now.
Can't You See a Saving in These Prices?
Stiffar, 2 lbs
0 Pars Santa Claus
Fj-0-See and Yijjor,
New York gallon
Fancy .la pun Tea,
! lb. can (ireen
Pure Catsup. ::
'Remember the Place, JVcar PostoJificc
1515 Second Ave. Xit 'KSi A23S: Rock Island
4 &4&4t4W44t4l44t440M ;
l When Your System is All Run j
j Down and the Doctor Prescribes, 3
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7 -iiy .7lw-v'
Now Is The
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to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both aheap and hib grade papers, which we are telling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
omplete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and eatisf action guaran
teed. PAR.IDON a SON.
'Phcnea Old Union 113; new 5213. 419 BeTenteenth Bt
Wholesale Dealer In PURE WINES AND LIQUORS. Z
aiA-w.' Glutei of WiAJKU'S CELEBRATED tSl'L'ULlSJi .
181-ie:8 Third Aveaae, Kock Island. I1L V
: 1714 Second Avenue. 4
American Peautv Flour, best
on the market,
Other brands as low in propor
tion. Fancy Dairy P'.:tter,
Seeded Paisins, .'! lbs.
larjro cakes Ivory
" cakes Sapolio
Navel Oraiiyes, per
3 lb. can extra fancy
sliced Piuea pplcs
Toothpicks. .' larije
I'u're Maple Syrup,
l 'iii i t bottle . .
be sure and ,r'-t only Ihe be.-1 and
purest. We make a specialty of
pure, ohl wines and lienors for just
oiieh medicinal purposes, an I m
can assure you that when von buy
lieri-you ycl only the best. We are
proud of the compleleiiess and
hih fpiality of our sloeh and in
vite y our inspection.
RETAIL LIQUOIt STORE.
Market Square, tor. Seventeen.
Street and Third Avenua.