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THE -ftJRGTJS. THUBSDAY, FEBTIUR Y 4 1904
Paoiiaaed Dally and Weekly at 10M Sec
ond arenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
ne postofflce aa aecondlau matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Skip In Bock Island county.
Thursday, February 4. 1904.
No hotter index to the signs of the
times roiil'l le seeured than was evinc
ed in the contest that was waged in
the ftf nioeratie state commiltee meet
ing" at (h-cago yesterday for presi
dential preferences. 'I'lie democrats
propr..-e to be in the race thi year
from -tart to fin.i-h. and the man who
heads the tickej ill lead a winning
She" qsked him to do something about
it. and wound up by requesting him
to send her some of nis out clothe--, as
-he had a family of children to sup
port "and found it hard to do so on $12
Secretary Loeb says the correspond
ent telling the story, read enough of
the letter to see that it referred to
pensions, and then sent it to Pension
Commissioner Ware, with the request
that he look, into the matter.' A day
or t wr,' ago Commissioner Ware sent
the letter bark to Mr. Loeb with the
"Mv J)ear Mr. Secretary: This let
ter does not belong to 1 he pension bu
rvan. a.s we' have none of the presi
dent old clothes on li!e here. J stig
gc-t that you go over the president's
wardrobe und send this good woman
s;meth;ng-on!v don't send his shoes.
Ilann.i wants these."
Reft e.-entat ive Williams, the minor
ity leader nf the house, likens repub
lican claim.- to credit for all the pros
perity to an anecdote of a woodpeck
er. "This woodpecker." says Mr. William-,
'"was pecking si way near the
top of :i tree for all he wan. worth.
He triad'- a great noi-e ihroiigli sill the
Mirrr muling words. A big gust of
wind came along mid blew the I ree
down. The wordpecker went down
with it. He Ihought to hi- dying day
he va- the bird thai brought the tree
to the ground wit It his pecking."
A large number of Scotch engineers
have gone to Japan to accept position-
on .ard of esseis. Those who
have given the matter close-t atten
tion -ay that the weak .-pot f the
Japanese naty i its- engine room-. It
seem- to be conceded that Scotland
rai-es ii'Oie and better engineers than
any oil.ee land. There is a story of ai:
American p;i captain who made a
wayer that he would go en board of
any steamer. Kngli-h. Chinese or .la
anese. in the harbor 'f Hong Kin::,
call dmvi! to the engine room, "Are
you there. Mac?" and tret an aflirma
tiie nii-wcr. He wi n hi- Im-i.
The astounding information Is given
in trie report of the auditor of the post
office department that nearly $40.1)00.-
h"0 Is paiil the railroads for transport
ing the mails without any vouchers
showing the service rendered or the
weight carried or any details of the
transaction except that so much money
Is due some corporation, is it any
wonder that under such a loose system
the amount paid the railroads constant
ly and largely increases? How- much
graft there is In these secret transac
tions betvvecn the postoffiee and the
railroads has never been discovered.
but evidence has lieen produced in
congress that the rental of the postal
cars is double each year the price at
which new cars could be purchased
The weight of the mails carried and
the system of weighing are. on their
face, padded in the Interests of the rail-
roads. The postmaster general In his
report. Just published, says that the in
creased cost for the group of states
known as the middle west is 18.0." per
eent. and yet the growth of the imst
office business for the whole country is
less than 'J per cent. The claim that
the smaller grafts In the postoffiee de
partment have leen investigated, while
the greater ones have not been un
earthed, seems to lie proved from the
reports of the government officers who
know the facts and cannot entirely con
Repahllcaim Loath to Investigate.
Wa-.liingtou lo-t: With the clatter
of hoi, f-. the flashing of saber.- an.!
the rattle of military accoutrements,
a company of Coiled States caalr
made its triumphal progress alone
JV'nnsyhauia avenue laTf Wednesday
afternoi n. It was a brave showing of
the sviiliiifis. we ci nfess. and no doubt
the -ti n-keepers anil pede-trians ,n
the aveni'f were prodigiously im
pressed, lint, afler all. when we re
member that all this military display
va fi r the purpose of escorting a
secretary of war from the railroa.I
station to his hotel, is it surprising
that words of modest protest arc
hea:d.' What has come over the spirit
of our American citizenship, patriotic
obrerwiv naturally ask. that makes
such a pageant necessary? Has it
come to pa-s that an American citi
zen, temporarily elealed lo a cabinet
position, must be accorded the display
an: I pageantry of royalty? We think'
Figures nn the Presidency.
It I.- one of the easie-t entertainment-
in the newspaper business to
make calculations ;i- to how the elec
toral vote is going to turn out. The
prmerbial "rolling off a log" is no
ca.-ir than to demon-1 rate which side
is going to w in. provided the arithme
tician In- a ba-is i.f calculation. And
there i- no man -o insufferably ignor
ant that he cannot choose a basis for
himself. All he has to do is to make
up :i li-l of states which, in his pro
found judgment, are "sure" for one
side or the other, and then "go it."
Minority to Majority Come on. broth
er. What afe you afraid of? Omaha
Cel.. II. t ooley to J. K. I'.nt-
er. tract U metes and bounds. 2. 10.
.'; . :t.'.f.
AU;:i Knuetsi ji to Harry I'lottcnma.
li t 12. block .:. Columbia I'.'ik add..
Kock Island. -"?I.4."n.
M.C. Mullen in 1. IS. Chapman, s P.ii
acre-, n1.. invj ,. ?1. 'JO. ic. $1.
I'.. II. Chapman to Johanna Petcr
- II. n". .. nv... O. J, ..."MI.
e u-u;t! "ba-is" of calculation is the
"Vi'lid sfiuth." or . so much of it as is
left ?r the democracy, in the opinion
of the man who i making the calcu
lation. If the original "solid south"
remains line to its. traditions, then
the o'-i nrrlhern combination or "lij
four'" New York. New Jersey. Con
necticut and Indiana w III "do the
luisine-s" for the wicked republicans
and eat a democrat triumphantly in
the wh'te house. The man who. how
eer. anl- to make rugged work for
the emi:cra!s. and w ho U temler
hearted nbout putting tiuiil repubii
caiis U a -talc if alarm, n-uallv lops
IVawiir and Wet Virginia from tlie
.-.ulhern exhibit, and makes it neces
sary f r : the democrats to range ovet
the p:a:ries j,ni through the inoun
. tain- f the west to bind gracefully in
g'ol x .
In am cxent. though, the electoral
'Me i'f New York U in the nature of !V Ct. s
a democialic n-ce-sit. Should, t here j ''ruggi-t
be a landslide thU ear like that of j
m-...ft.V . ?l.. 1 . 1
i,s-. mere migi'i oe a suiik ioiii Hum-
oer f iH'mocratic electoral votes to
e!"-t without th:-e if the Kinpirr
taie. but the storm of public senti
ment which wuld f biain them would
ia: ur.-iHv sweep New York ulcus w ith
it. So New Yo-k would remain :i ne
cr T,e way for the democrat to pro
cf,-1 "- to get aH they can.
3ett-r Than Gold.
"I was troubled for several years
with chronic indigestion and nervous
debility."" writes I. J. tlreen. of Lan
caster. X. II. ""No remedy helped me
until I began using Klectric Hitters,
which did me more good than all the
medicines I ever used. They have
itiso kept my wife in excellent health
for ears. She sa Klectric Hitters
are ju-t splendid for female trouble-;
that they are a grand tonic and invig
orator for weak, run-down women.
No oilier medicine can take its place
in our family." Try it. Only .V)
cents. Satisfaction guaranteed
Hart it I'llemever.
A Care for Errma
My baby had ecema mi lad that its
head was a solid mass of scabs, and
its h;iir all came out. I tried many
rumedie.-. but none seemed to do any
permanent good until I used DeWitt's
Witch Hael Sahe. The ec.ema is
cured, the scabs are gone and the lit
tle oaf's scalp is perfectly clean and
hea'.th. and its hair is growing beau
tifully again. I canuot gie too much
praise to Ifc-Witt's Witch Hael Salve.
-Frank Farmer. Hlu'T City. Ky. In
Inlying Witch Hael Salve look out
for -oiint erfeit s. DeWitt's i- the origi
nal and the only one containing pure
witch hael. The name K. C. DeWitt
on exerv box. Sold bv all
DAILY SHORT STORY
How He Was Snared.
ttsnna Wants the Shoe.
sfi'dier".- wiilnw who lie in Ne
braska wrote a bug letter to Ko.i-r-velr
the other day teMinc him all
about l.er troubles oer Ler pcii-Icu. druggists.
Waralai, Vf mlnr
Ttew are su'o.-t it utos offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Hanner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little 'extra profit will
try to 'palrh off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that hate stood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For a bs all druggists.
Mothers can safelv jrive FIev'
Xly definition of a genius is one who
does things the wrong way with the
The Marroquils lived in a flat on the
seventh story of a building facing the
park. On the third floor lived the
Tuckers. In the Marroqu.il. family,
which was a large one. was the oldest
daughter. Jeannette. only eighteen
years old. but with a remarkable head
on her shoulders. Jeannette knew per
fectly well that she must le provided
for. or, rather, that she must provide
for herself by securing a husband. The
Tucker family was small, there being
but one child, Adolph Tucker, twenty
one years old. and just come into an
estate from his grandmother of $200.
IJ00. The Marroquils did not know the
Tuckers nor the Tuckers the Marro
quils, but the wife of the janitor had
told Jeannette all about the Tuckers
and the fortune. Resides. Jeannette had
gone up in the elevator with Adolph
Tucker and considered him "perfectly
Jeannette was determined to make
Adolph Tucker's acquaintance. But
how? There are many sets in large
cities, and the two families lielonged
to different sets. Jeannette never found
one of her friends who happened to
know the Tuckers. Nevertheless she
felt no doubt whatever that she would
make young Tucker's acquaintance.
She was leaning out of her window
one summer morning looking across
the street below into the park. Hearing
the patter of footsteps on the side
walk, she looked down and saw the
object of her wishes, who had just
come out from the house, standing on
the sidewalk in immaculate costume.
Miss Marnxjuil was not only a girl
of resource, but her conceptions came
to her like lightning and were execut-
d nearly as rapidly. Hushing .to a
stand, she filled a pitcher, returned to
the window and jioured the contents
on Mr. Tucker, aiming for the streak
of sunlight that glistened across the
top of his silk bat. Waiting only till
she had seen a splash like a radiating
fountain, she set down the pitcher and,
seizing a newspaper, fixed her eyes in
tently ujioii it
Mr. Tucker, who was a liery young
man. first shook himself like a dog
which has just emerged from a swim
then, going across the street muttering
maledictions, stood on the opposite
sidewalk and looked up to discover
whence had come his unwelcome bath
A number of windows in the Hats
above were open, but only one window
was occupied, and there sat Miss Mar
roo nil. Mr. Tucker was sure that she
was the aggressor.
Mr. Tucker went to his room and
again made himself immaculate. Half
an hour later he emerged from the
building covered by a silk umbrella
with a silver mounted-handle. ..When
he returned he had made up his mind
for the most bitter revenge man can
take mi woman. He had resolved to
make the acquaintance of the girl who
had so wounded his dignity, win her
heart and throw it to the winds
Just why Mrs. Tucker took it into her
head to call upon Mrs. Marroquil never
was satisfactorily explained. The call
was returned and was followed by an
other from Mrs. Tucker, with a request
to be permitted to bring her son. Miss
Marroquil, armed with her daintiest
costume, met Mr. Tucker ready for a
light lo the finish. She did not know
his intentions, but believed they were
vengeful. Mr. Tucker said nothing
about his ducking, but made himself
as fascinating as possible. Miss Mar
roquil accepted his attentions and made
It as pleasant as Kissible for Mr. Tuck
er. Indeed it was apparent to him that
all was working well till one morning.
when emerging from the building, he
received a second cold water bath.
This time." though he looked up with
surprising quickness, he saw no one at
the Marroquils window.
Mr. Tucker was surprised. He could
understand the girlish freak that had
led Miss Marroquil to give him his first
ducking, but had supposed he had
made an impression and would be at
least treated with proper consideration.
He began to feel that he was not after
all an object of the slightest reverence
to Miss Marroquil. for he did not doubt
that she was this second time the ag
gressor. His future action was not
clear to'fcim. but upon consideration he
finally resolved to cut Miss Marroquil
the next time he should meet her. A
few days later when he passed her
coming out of the door of the apart
ment house he turned his heat.
Miss Marroquil had now done every
thing she could to entangle Mr. Tucker.
If he was caught he would soon show
it: If not. there was nothing more to Ik?
The two did not see each other again
till one day they met in the elevator.
Mr. Tucker turned red. then white. Miss
Marroquil chatted glibly with a friend.
apparently forgetful of her former ac
quaintance with Mr. Tucker. Then her
-oiisin. Tom Martin, came and passed a
week with them, and Mr. Tucker saw
her going out with him for walks In the
This was the last round. One day
Miss Marroqnil received a note from
Mr. Tnoker saying that he would like
to lie permitted to call that evening and
make an explanation. He received no
reply. Three: days after Mr. Tucker
saw his enemy jrn into the park alone
for a walk. He followed and joined
her. The result of the meeting was a
hnmhlo aiology front Mr. Tucker for
cutting her. As to an apology from
her for ducking him. it was forgotten
owing to Mr. Tucker's condition. He
declared that away from or at enmily
, fili ns4"rV-.rsronrnt.-
"There is no doubt." said the cstiuia
bl citizen, "that intoxication -injures
"My dear sir. answered Colonel Still
of Kentucky, "just 'think f the harm
water has done to our financial sys
tem. . .
Hi ney ar.rf Tar to their children for ,rlju I'pr "? wonkl go mad. Since their
coughs :irld voids, for it contains no niarriago Mr. Tinker has made many
piates or other poisons. Sold bv all Plogles, M rs. Tucker nver one.
r. a. mitciiei
B &&J&d 'if,-v .NmsV-
Always see that your bridle reins are
sound. There are times when they
have a considerable strain on 'em!
A DISRAELi EPISODE.
tin Statesman Took Iiia Brandy
cat lu thp Commons.
I was stationed in Londou nearly two
years during the seventies, when Dis
raeli was prime minister, and often
hoard him speak, frequently saw- him
uoon Whitehall, walking home with
Lord Husscll by his side, once "inter
vlewed". him and witnessed the so
lemnities of his elevation to an earl
dom. But the most characteristic and
thoroughly I'israelian incident I recall
has never leen told.
About 1 o'clock in the morning, short
ly after the return of the earl from
Berlin bearing "peace with honor," I
left the press gallery of the house to
go to the cabie office. Passing a stand
in the lobby where a stoop shouldered
woman was wont to sell spirits and
"soft" drinks, I dropped into litie with
half a dozen men and waited my turn
to be served. I paid no attention to the
man directly in front of me except to
notice that he was hatless and to com
ment mentally upon the dangers of
such conduct in that cold and drafty
"Sixpenny 'orth o' brandy, neat."
said the broad shouldered little man
directly ahead. The dame cutirtesied,
an unusual attention to a customer,
served the spirits, and the purchaser
drained the glass at a gulp.
"Put it on the book." said the cus
tomer as he replaced the glass upon
the counter. Then he turned, facing
me. and made his way through the
crowd toward the house of lords. The
nian was unnoticed in the badly light
ed corridor, although his name was
ringing throughout the civilized world,
the Karl of Beaconsflold!
The interesting feature of this epi
sode was not that his lordship took a
drink of brandy during a long night's
session, but that he had an account
with the woman tapkeeper and from
sheer force of habit had walked over
lo the commons end of Westminster
palace to get his "brandy neat" at the
familiar place. Julius Chambers In
game Old Story.
Actress Bug Theresc. tell . the re
porters I'm taking my milk bath. New
York Kvening Journal. '
A Mitchtv Small One.
Locke" View of Dauclic,
John Locke in his "Thoughts Con
cerning Education"' says quaintly,
"Nothing appears to give' children so
much becoming confidence and behav
ior and so to raise them to the conver
sation of those above their age, for,
though dancing consists only in out
ward gracefulness of motion, jet, I
know not how, it gives children manly
thoughts and carriage more than any
thing."' He adds, however, that the
teacher must be a good one, for "I
think it more passable to put oft' the
hat and make a leg like an honest coun
try gentleman than like an ill fash
ioned dancing master." To put off the
hat and make a leg explains m'jch, by
the way, in the "business"' of the ordi
nary costume play. London Chronicle.
The Judge You say your wife
you over the head with a plate?
llastus Yes. sal).
The Judge But your head doesn't
eliow it. ,
Itastus But you done oughter see dat
('entleman of the Old School (to new
athletic daughter-in-law) My dear. I
want you always to look to me as your
father and protector.
liih-Rrade piano can (ret low net prices
on Knabcs from me. I cud also dve you
the benefit of a choice from a very large
stock of ttic?o instruments. Address
GRANT CARVER, P. 0. Box Hi. Rock Uliad, III.
Pupil fafter repeated attempts Oh.
I'm sure I never shall lie able to'
Professor oh. yes, yon will. I was
just as big a donkey myself at first!
with its lovely seaside Tesorta,
orange groves, beautiful gar
dens and quaint old mission
towns is visited every
year by thousands of
tourists who travel
over the Union
it is the best
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of ail competitors.
Tt is the only line running
Four Personally Conducted Ex
cursions toCalifoini&every week
The Itnde Roy.
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information call on
W. G. NEIMYER. C. A.
1C3 South Clark St..
, Chicago, IIL
What Willie really lacked was tart.
Or else ho nevr woulj have s.ii-l
That tv.o tin-.es thr-e was rc;.:il t-
The hairs uk-ii hia teacher s l;e::d.
Xw York American.
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many reasons for our fast increasinr trade. We aim to please ottr
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always best to get the best, especially when it is something to eat.
We will be pleased with a trial order, ami we are sure you will be.
Look at These Prices.
Sugar, 22 lbs
9 Bars Santa Claus
l-'crg-O-See and Vigor,
New York gallon
Fancy Japan Tea,
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
on the market,
Other brands as low in prppbr-;
Fancy Dairy Better,
Seeded Kaisins, 3 lbs.
2 large cakes Ivory
2 cakes Sapollo
Navel Oranges, per
3 lb. can extra fancy
sliced Pineapples ,
Toothpicks, 3 large
boxes. . . '.
Pure Maple Syrup,
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ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK j
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. '
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Ileal Estate Security.
J. M. En ford. President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2. 1800.
'and occupying S. K. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building.
It. R. Cable,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
Solictors Jackson and Hurst
Elegance in Wall Paper
Like distinetion ' carriage and
deportment in human.-, appeals to
the artistie eye. There's a eertain
subtle homething in paper we se
lect an.'! ell which spesiks of style,
tawte and superiority whieh people
f artistic taste ajipreeiate. We
ask you to see and select wall dec-
ratb.ns Jicre at your bisine.
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4U SE E.VTKENTII STREET.
Old d.'one I'nion 213. New 'photic 2513