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THE aBGUS MONDAY, F-EBBUAKF 8 1904
PaBlisaed Dally and Weekly at 1QM Sec
ond aTenoe, Rock Island, ill. Entered at
he pesiomce as second-class matter.
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real name attached tor publication. No
ancn articles will be printed oyer fictitious
ai f natures
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip in Bock Island county.
Monday, February 8. 1904.
It is officially estimated that there
will he 7.I.IMSO exhibitors at the, world's
fair. .-!ti.-ie -f couce.-sionists.
Senator Fairbanks would In an ideal
presidin;.' orticer for the I'nited States
senate. Hi- normal temperature is
about 'S' ifi iriee.- Fahrenheit.
:i u until. cement that a man
named l!'er is dead at the aire of 102
ear rad to the belief that, after
a I !. t hei e i i : t v lie ."-oniel hinif in a name.
ll. i- ta nha b'e to hear the republi
can Orel hi eti of Ihi slate talk about
ha i iiion;. . :iini at the miiik- t i m- they
are afler each o.her with war elubs.
H'liiali.i-x k- and j-ealplnjr knives.
The i!e:uocral of Florida have par
tial I! robed the proli'em of electing a
I'virei.' Stales senator by vote of the
people without the nee1! i;f an amend
ment to ihe United Slates conr-tilii-li.n.
Under the primary elect ion la w
of that iate the candidate fur sena
tor iv.iuiiatei! by tile popular Vote at
the election to be held in May will" he
tlilfy chief n by the Florida !egilntiir.
The nominee nm-l have received a
majority i f all the votes ca-t at the
primary, and if no candidate shall re
ceive a majority if votes the two
lilglie-1 on the !il will be the only
c:i mi iila I es at the second
election, when t he
"Holier Than Thou."
'Ihe Springfield (Mass.) I'rpiibiicau.
in referrinir to the Inu'ict incut s which
fetleial rand juries have found
iigaiii.-l two republican United Stales
mmi:ii r. says:
"It is ii singular fact that Ihe con
s.ervntive reaction against populism in
Nebiaka and Kansas should have
.lrciigl:! into the highest public places
men vvlio sft inoicted for criminal of-felise.-s
in lite court!'. Senator Dietrich
of Nebraska, has escaped only on
time limit lh' probable disgrace of
conviction in a case charging him witli
se'iiny a po-t office iii.miuatii'U. Sen
ator I'm u n. of Kansas, now find
hiiiKel!' indicted by t hi' federal grand
jury of Si. Louis on the charge of ac
cepting 3s'il from a corporation in re
turn fo,- the exercise of his intluence
in the corporation's behalf at the
posti nice department. The shame at
tending these tw. federal indictments
of Unilcd States senators on criminal
churjfe.s fulls both on the states the
men lepreseut and upon the uugust
le!fislatie body cT which they are
members. The populist senators from
Kansas and Nebraska were ridiculed
and abu-eu. but they were never un
der criminal indictment for offense,
The Spring field I'epublican has
never been charged with popiili.-tic
i ncli vi;i t Ii ii-. and. therefore. Ihe com
pliment it pays lo senators of that
patl ,in:i-t lie jicccptcd a an ein
phatic rebuke In the republicfTn party
am! the republican, senator who have
been indicted. It mu-t be apparent
ill hi i lie republican "holier 1 ha n yt lion"
argument, so often resorted to and so
often defeated b v Ii 1 1 )e ! pes of the
liiud .to which Ihe Springfield Repub
lican I 'fet-i, j, Munewhat fru.lo.
Ilsnecj's Had Hreak.
I'aii-- I'.caci-n:' The popular saving
that hi-torv repeats itself ' Veirt to
hate been borne out in the foofspeech
liij!r b .Indge Elbridge llanecy. of
hicao. before the republican love
fca-t at Springfield Wednesday. Four
ur aj at the love fcasf Haneey,
who wa then t'ook county's candi
date for pucinnr. maue a speech
which sounded like a studied illsii't
from Uook county to the stale at
large. Hi- told hi.- hearers- in effect
that he would eomc to the convention
with a i'iit delegation from t".J
eountv at his back, and if they didn't
like it they could lump it. for he was
going to be the nominee of the con
vention. Wednesday, a- the spokes
man of the First district in t'hicago.
lie apjears to have accomplished an
other ie?iv erance. which wa- charac
terized by an equal lack i f tact and
sene. The tate at large accepted
his challenge f nr ears afro, anil al
though the man who wjt. entitled to
the nomii:a! ion was roblied of it by a
misciable fluke, liauecy was effectu
ally alwdished. It now appears he ha
thrown tiown the gauge of battle
again, though not in his own behalf
tr.i-. t'sue. It is therefore op to the
republicans of Illinois that the tieti
doc n- I Inck an acceptance.
The Army of Doctor. -'
Acccrdinjr to Ti writer in Lelie
Monthly, there 'are about 2t0.tHlO due
lors iu tlie UnitetT States, or about
one for every 3C0 people. It has been
approximately estimated that the a v-
et age yearly income of tliese men is
$750, or that tbe public in the country
pavM $lit.000.000 annually tfor medical
attendance omitting entirely the
money spent for. patent medicines
which . bring1 millions of dollars to
manufacturers, or the amounts spent
for doctors prescriptions' or paid to
quacks ani commercial doctors. The
preparation for the practice of medi
cine that frivs a man goHl standing
in 'the profession means an expense
of. liberally speakinp,' $1.JKXJ for four
years in a 'reputable meiiical school
$ 1.000 for jjenera! experes during
two vears' hospital servicve. and per-
hups aDother $1,000 for sertting up in
. The .well-known specialist receives
some larjre prices for hisj work, but
in exactly the same profiortion the
value of. the time lie guves. away is in
creased. There probir.bly is not u
doctor in the country who makes
$100,000 regularly every ,vear. those
who make SO.000 are a mere handful.
and the average physician, it should
Ik remembered, has an yncome of
Mi.s llary Kip. daughter tC the late
Bishop Kip, of California. vas i r
tUtl at Omaha to lr. Krmist Itobiy
hoii. a Kansas Cits fcurgton
W. ft. fltwrst has placet al.OOO.UUtl
uiorttfUKe tui the proiertyof his New
f'ecauao of the ''Jiui-Crovt," law iu
Alabama Bi.-hop Arnett pahj over fso
for a sleeping car all to Iiiiuself in
that Ktate. ,
Auilrevv Ktise. oue of MUmiesotu'it
teirltorial pioneers, is dead' at Min
ueaiolis at the age of 77 yerirs.
The officials of the Window (Jlass
Worktra" Ahfociation of Anierica
have notified all iiieiuler to .& 1 1 1 work
where the Philadelphia wage wale Is
not bfini: paid.
General Keyes has becji elected
pretddeut of Colombia. lie' ails this
week for Paris.
There has been a steady decrease
iu the number or new cases of typhoid
fever reported iu Coluiubus, O.. during
the past week.
Modicum, currying 100 povuids aud
ridden by Hihlebrnud, won the $10,
btU Hums handicap at the Inglesldc
track. Spu l'raucisco.
An ice gorge forty feet high ia
threateiiin-s Logansport, lud., witli in
utnlatiou. At u Jinner given by the Manhattan
dull at New York Altou B. Parker was
iH-omed as the Democratic candidate
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
.Feb. Iti. and March 1 and 15the C,
It. 1. & P. "riiway w ill sell one-way
colonist tickets to all points in Okla
homa and Iudian Territory at rate
of $10. and to a number of points, in
Texas the rute will be $11.50. ,
Mardl Grtas New Orleani. La.
The rilitlois Central Kailroad will
sell excursion tickets Peoria to New
Orleans, I.a., Feb. l to 14, at the low
rate of $u'4.3j. with return limit to
March o. provided ticket ?s deposited
by Feb. 20, with fee of 50c.
Stop over allowed on both going and
Solid estibu!ed truins. consisting of
standard Pullman sleepers, library
car, free chair cars and diners. Quick
est tiin. Our own line all the way.
For further information write or
call ou the undersigneed.
(J. A. SMITH,
City ticket offices 329 Main Street
C.. II- U. Excursions.
New Orleans, La., and return. $27.
Mobile. Alii., and return, $23.70. Pen
saeola. Fla., and return, $2.".7o. Tick
ets on sale Feb. 9 to 14. inclusive; re
turn limit. March 5. Inquire of depot.
Twentieth street and Second avenue.
" . ' " 1
Eiestpod an Awful Fate.
II. llaggins, of Melbourne. Fla..
writes: ""My doctor told me 1 had
consumption' and riorhing could be
done for me. I was given up to, die.
The offer of a free trial bottle of Dr.
Kinir's J New Discovery for Consump
tion imJuM"J , uie to try it. Itesults
were Martliug. I am now on the road
to recovery and owe all to Dr. King's
New' Discovery. It surely saved niy
life. ' This great cure is guaranteed
for all throat and lung diseases by
Hart A L'llenieyer, druggi.-ts. Price,
30 cents and $1. Trial bottles free.
A Cora for Eczema
. My baby had eczema so bad that its
head was a solid mass of scabs, and
its hair all came out. I tried many
remedies, but none seemed to do any
permanent good until I used DeWitt's
Witch Hazel Salve. The eceina is
cured, the scabs are gone aud the lit
tle one's scalp is perfectly clean and
healthy, and its hair is growing beau
tifully again. I cannot give too much
praise to DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
Frank Farmer. Bluff City, Ky. Iu
buying Witch Hazel Salve look out
for ounterfeits. DeWitt's is the origi
nal and the only one containing pure
witch hazel. The name E. C. be Witt
Co. is on- every box. Sold by ail
Beware of substitutes offered bj
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey -and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit wiU
try to ! palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that stae stood the test of years
and thns jeopardize the lires of their
rictixBS. For sale by all dnzgknstg.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Girl Cowboy.
Mary Dorkins was told by ber phy
sician that she was threatened with
consumption and should rough it in
the west. Convinced that she could not
do so advantageously in petticoats, She
donned man's attire and, with niouey
to take her to the cattle grounds, start
ed out In search of health.
, One morning she appeared at a ranch
and asked if a cowboy was wanted.
The superintendent looked her over
from head to foot and said:
-What's your name?"
"Tenderfoot, I reckon."
"Yes; I'm not very well. Doctor rec
ommended outdoor life."
"It'll cure you, sure. But you'll die
from auother cause. The boys will
grind you to powder. However, if ydtt
want to try It, go ahead."
If Tom Dorkins hadn't been some
thing of an invalid he would have bad
a hard time of it. As it was, the cow
boys were disposed to take no cogni
zance of him whatever. One of them
set up a faro bank in the barn, and
Mary iuvested a few dollars- she had
in her pocket in the game. She struck
an astonishing run of luck and without
knowing any more about faro than she
knew about quaternians broke the
bank. Nothing succeeds like success,
and as Bob Hathaway, the faro banker,
was not popular the boys all declared
in favor of the tenderfoot. Mary in
vested her winnings in a spree for the
boys, which, while it clinched her pop
ularity with them, brought down upon
her the wrath of Hathaway, who ex
pected to win back his money at the
Then commenced a number of petty
insults and annoyances from the faro
dealers w:hich had Mary been a man
would have been unbearable. As it
was. she was placed in a iosltion where
she would have to tight. She was
made aware of this, for her patient en
durance of Hathaw ay's insults induced
a coldness on the part of the other
At Hatha way's next insult Mary
went to one of tlie boys, Henderson by
name, whom she admired for a certain
coolness anil dignity there were altout
him, and asked him to bear a message
"Can you shoot. Tommy?" asked
"See if you can hit that." He held
bis hat nt arm's length. Mary drew
her revolver from her hip pocket and.
standing a dozen paces from the b: .
fln-d. Hearing a howl and seeing Hen
derson's hand covered with blood, she
burst into tears.
"You little fool: You cry baby! Why
didn't you hit the hat? How do you
expect to tight a cowboy with such
shoot inn as that?"
"Are you killed?" cried Mary.
"Killed? No. But I've lost a part of
A little later Henderson and the ten
derfoot were observed standing very
close together, the hitter binding up the
former's thumb with a handkerchief.
From that day Henderson gave out
that Dorkins. being in bad health, must
not be interfered with. All save Hath
away were disposed to let the .boy
alone, and he seemed averse to Inter
fering further with one whom Hender
son had taken up as a protege. Mary
grew- stronger every day. and when
the bloom came to her cheek one of
the boys remarked that the tenderfoot
was "pretty enough for a girl." Then
ohe day Hathaway recommenced bis
. "I thought I told you," said Hen
derson, "that the boy was to be let
"That was because be was sick. He's
well enough now."
"I want you to understand." replied
Henderson, "that I consider Tom Dor
kins a sick man."
-Sick, bosh!" cried the crowd. "He's
"Hathaway, you let bim alone. If
you are spoiling for a tight you can
have it with me."
"All right J' said Hathaway. "Tou
send your baby boy to me with the
message he asked you to bring."
' And so It was arrauged that Hender
son and Hathaway should fight. . But
this did not serve in the case of Lor
klns.wlio received the dead cut from
the crowd. Mary accepted tbe position
of second when she should have been
firsthand they despised her.
Mary further incurred the contempt
of the crowd by displaying a trembling
hand when she banded her principal
"What's tbe matter with you?" re
marked tbe opposing second, "you're in
no danger, you little" He broke off
suddenly at a glance from Henderson.
Dorkins was to give the first signal
by propping a hat. It is questionable
If the. signal would have leen given
bad not the second's band trembled so
she couldn't hold it. At the first fire
Hathaway was unhurt; Henderson bad
the top of his ear taken off. He con
trived to keep bis second from seeing it
by turning it from ber. The two prin
cipals stood ready for the second signal
when, suddenly. Mary saw blood on
Henderson's collar. This was more
than she could bear. Bushing to bim
she threw herself on bis chest, placing
herself between him and bis adversary.
Henderson turned' red as the comb of
"It's all up. boys," he said. "Tom
my's a gal.
With a wild bnrrah tbe crowd bus
tled tbe pair on to their horses and did
not stop till tbey bad found a parson to
marry them. Mary was. married in
sombrero, boots and spurs. Before she
donned a more appropriate bride's at
tire sbe had to spend the savings of
months giving ber associates a Jollifi
cation such as they bad never bad be
fore. ANNA EDNA CARROLL
of the .
Life Insurance Company,
Of Hartford, Ccnn.
NtT fSraro, Jsouiry 1. 1903, 53 1 3i,7832
RECEIVED IM 19'S
For Premium 32SX 82 06 "
For Inter at and Keots, 2 936 54 S. 8 j
7l, 144.417.: 3
DISBURSED IS 19"3
For claims by &t a'.t.
ma ured e. do meats
and annuities. 41.707 2t9-. 2
to po.lcjr hold
ers 1.3J9 81I44
Lapsed od sur
icies 579 254. M
Tot i. to Policv
Holders, M.646 315 47
CoaimlsFlorstD A gen's,
Sala iss. Medl;alx-
mlneia' Ft-es. rrio-
lbg. jdvettlilcg. i,e-
gl. Keai tJtta e, il
other expenses. .983l2.:i
Taxis 42! 645.28
P.ufit and Loss 165 585 48
8.232 8t8 31
BAl.ixrs N'KT Ass1,
IX c 31. 1901
J21 528 f9
SCHEDULE OF ASSETS.
L3aas upon Real K tate. first lien.. 124 K!5,U5.6
ioacsupoa btocuft and Uonds 3uuoooo
Premium NotesooPjiicieita force, 577,521 21
Cost of Home Office Prjperty 1 913.700 50
Cost Of Heal t statq owned by
Cunt of Honda 25.077.34 69
Cost of Ban and Kahroal Stocks. 829.076 25
Cash In Banks 6U8 928 69
Bills restivable 482 OJ
A genu Debit Balances 110.33
. V 3 211 528 8
!! ' '
Int oue and ace ued. ..$'.116.909 54
Kerns Que aid accrued . 3, 143.55
Market value ofsticua -v
ad bands over oi s 433.232 81
Net unjoiltced ard
cefer. ed premiums . 3"8 '3i 4
t ' tl 72.018 84
Less Bil 8 Recelvab d
aid Agents' ueili
Usances f2 3l
Admitted stls-Dec. 3 , UC3, t 61V3:5I 81
Amouat rt quired to re
insure ah outst'aid
log poll les net, com -pant's
s :and ard i"7.9 3.31.1 CO
Alio hsrliabll tle....... 2.3.9 829 tl
f-iO.303. 142 29
Rati of expensesot management
to rece'ptsln IUC3 t0b per cent
Policies in force Dec. 31, 903, "J,-
150. Insurlig f6 504 4k6 00
JACOB I.. (;i'Ei:.l'. President.
JOHN' M. TA YI.OIJ. N it-.- President.
I1I:IM;i:KT II. WHiTK. Secretary.
DAM ML II. WKLLS. Aetuarv.
ILLINOIS OKXKKAL AOl'NCY.
' 414 The MfiiiHiniii-k. Chu-iisro.- II!.
A Mclit Alarm.
Worse lli;in an alarm of. fire at nig-ht
is tlie bras.v e,nh of eroup, which
.-minds like, the ehildren's death knell,
and it mean death unless something'
is done quigkivj Foley's Honey ami
Tar never fail fo he instant relief
and riiie2ErTFes"thr wtyst forms of
eroup. .Mrs. J',- L. Cordier, of Man
ningt.on. Ky.. writes: ".My U-year-old
g-irl had a severe ca.-e f eroup; the
doctor sai J. she could not live. I g-ot
a bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar
the first dose pave quick relief and
saved her life.. Kefnse substitutes.
Sold by aU'driiggrists.
with its lovely seaside resorts,
orange groves, beautiful gar-
dens and quaint old mission
towns is, visited everj "
yjear by thousands of
tourist 8 who travel
over the Union
it is the best
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running
FoTir Personally Conducted Ki
aursions to California every week
For full information call on
W. G. NEIMYER, G. A.
183 South Clark St.,
Chicago, 111. -
LOW RATES TO
New Orleans, La.,
Big Four Route
Feb ! to 15 inclusive, return limit Feb.
20. except -that tickets may be ex
tended to leave not later than March
o. 11104. Tickets will be sold via Chat
tanooga or Nashville with privilege
of stop-over in either direction south
of Ohio river.
For tickets ami further information
call on or address.
ALLEN F. NYE, T. P. A..
Acres of roses and miles of
palms that's California in mid
winter. Gather flowers and pick
oranges. Reached on a high
class train the California 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. MssLck. Gen. Agt.
210 Eighteenth Street,
ROCK ISLAND, : : : ILL.
Records are kept of people m:ving.
arriing or leaving'Davenport. Creiit
reports furnished on applicat icn. Di
rectories of North and South Dakota.
Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin. Peoria and
Chicago. Dranch of the ISergman
Collection Agency, 207-2IKI l'.rady
j Sxiits WortK $12.
$13.50 and $15
? The New Clothing Store s 1714 Second Avenue. i
TALK IT OVER: WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR
and if she happens to be a patron of our store, she will soon give you
many reasons for our fast increasing trade., We aim to please our
atrons. not only by giving them prices pushed down to the lowest
notch, but we also aim to give them the best quality of goods. It's
always best to get the best, especially when it is something to eat.
We will be pleased with a trial order, and we are sure you will be.
Look at These Prices.
Sugar, 22 lbs
9 Bars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
New York gallon
Fancy Japan Tea,
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
American IJeauty Flour, 4est
on the matket, 1 1C
per sack AJl-F
Other brands as low in proportion.
Fancy Dairy Cutter,
per gallon ,
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs.
2 large cakes Ivory
2 eakes Sapolio -
Navel Oranges, per
3 lb. catl extra fancy
Toothpicks, 3 large
boxes. . '.
Pure Maple Syrup,
'Remember -the Place, JVear YostoJ-ficc
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. 2" 7Rsr. A2K: Rock Island
LUr T MM i ll
Elegance in Wall Paper
Like distinction of carriage and
deportment in. humans, appeals to
the artistic eye. There's a certain
subtle something in paers we se
lect and sell which speaks of -style,
taste and superiority which people
of nrtistic taste appreciate. We
ask you to see and select wall dec
orations here at your leisure.
PAR.IDON GL SON.
4 1 0 S EVE N T E I ' N Tl I STi E ET.
Old 'phone Union 213. New 'phone 2513
Largest Csopet and
DN THE TRI-CITIES
ii i "iiiKii i".
Wo make no idle boast, no claims that we cannot stand ba-ck of, or that our stock docs
not warrant. The four immense floors of our largo building is filled with a stock of Fir
.niture. Carpets. Rugs. Stoves, etc.. that is unsurpassed, a stock from which a man who
has a lew dollars to spend can make as suitable a selection as tint man who has hundreds
to invest. All we ask is to come and look.
Over. a hundred
of rockers to se
lect from. We
We have an elegant line of Victor Extension Ta- TZ$ZjZLk have them in all
bles. and Dining tables at a wide range ot prices. J J U ff woods.
tU7rr.:J .v - M-a
We take especial
of dining chairs
and dining room
we show you our
CLEM ANN . SALZM ANN,
Locrgest. leading and lowest priced Fyrniture Dealers-in T5he tri-cities.
1525-27-29-31 Second Avenue, Rock Island, 111.