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THE ARGUS Wi)XSDAY, tf-EBfcUAliY 21 1904
Jabl!oefl Daily and Weekly at lot Sec
ond avenue. Bock Island. 111. Entered at
be poatofflce aa second-class matter.
BY THE J. MT. POTTEK CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
salp in Kock island county.
Wednesday, February J4, 1904.
Mr. Rockefeller is prepare! to seize
the Ru-suiii til fields if 1 Japanese
win. "Bet vs ecu .la pan and our own .1.
D. there won't be ititK-h left of Russia
when li inuke of battle clear- aua v.
The A?MM iu ted Pre.-?, briars I lie
unbiased report" from fo'iimbiis thai
"3S out i f 117 republican member.- of
1f:e legislature liave signed an agree
ment ple.:-'ng llieir votes to (Jen.
t.'lia He Oick for United Stales sen
ator." This i- the republican Uiea of
Si. Loui- Post-Dispatch: TI.e Ger
inau paper- speak of the Uewiiliij'.Mig
sa iir seine-s of. the senate and its at
tlfln upon the appropriation for the
Weltaiitelliuig-gpsells-chaft. Hut the
cxpoitlnu is so big n thing that tlie
big- German word are not too large
Former Senator Towne, who beeame
in) ally i f the democratic party on the
free filter i;-sue and ha- been si full
fledged democrat for a lnir time,
made- a rpeecu in-- New York last
Tuesday e filing and in the course of
his remark- tiffin red most emphatic
ally that free silver is a (lead issu-.
Now, why cnu'f Mr. Brjan follow suit
and be jjooi! '
Vale.- ha.- over one thousand iiiein-iiej-s
of lb" pay loll brigade working
tooth and fie nai? for him all over
the stale. I'n bile -crvicc is complete
ly neglected and t hon-ands of dollars
of nt her people. inoiie are being cx
pendeil t keep 'ate- in plaee. The
Quincy llcraU sa it i- the great
est prm-l i ; ii t ion of the state service
kliovt ii i; :e history i f polities in
.lohli !sa;p William1-. 1 lie M i-si-.-ippi
wit. te'l of a .-out hern friend whose
eu'ored vale! fell in love with a pair
of loiriv . iM't-kered trousers which his
master owu;'1. By way i f hastening
the day hen fvey should-be tiirne.l
over 1 1 liiin he tlu-ew some grease on
them. Then he rep. ! t hat he was
unable to it-move the spots. "Have
yu;i tried everything. Sam? said his
master. "Ye.-, sah." "Have ou tried
sab." replied S
a in mon i.i .
in-iiiu.'il inn ' . "I ain't tried deni on
Hie. bi:i I'm sho deni pants II tit me
initio's ha- lost Dr. Diaper. He
leaves the Illinois State university at
Champaign and goes in New York
City a.- comiui "loner of ediu utioii.on
a -alary if 10.(mh a year for life.
This illustrates the :reat demand for
'.! ilea ! ii'iia I men of high executive
i lt ! it t hrnnghoiit the eoiiutrv. Ev
er here there is a try f'i- talent for
the higher institution-. It is stated
that .Na-hvi'ie. Tenn.. imiver-ity has
offeree! Pie-ident John Cook $HMHNI a
vear to leave DeKalb normal and take
harjie f its interests. b?it ha- thus
far t. tiered in vain. Wlio i- to succeed
Draper i- as ci an unsettled ques
tion. In:; it will be hard to tind his
liauna nod 111 Party.
( ieveland Prc.-s:. In the death of
Mark llafina the repu biiean party lias
!o-t it r-atest l":ider. "The presi-vient-iiiaker'
he was -alIed. and ealletjl
I truly. Ami inore lhan any other man
he ha- i-liupeil the polities and sn
plied the irit of the party for eifjht
ear-. There are many biy men in the
repub'L-a a party.' but all were siil
ervient to Hanua. Hi- favir meant
advau-'iiient his disfavr meant Ie
eliue and death. .Not a man in ihe
party has had the temerity to meas
ure strength witli him nd the luek to
I'.vt thro'ih the ie.-T. The -hades of
private life are tilled with public men
who have fated his frown ami fell lie
fore it. There is fascinating intere-t
in a -i;ri'.y of the effect that Manila's
dtmth wi'l have upon the republican
party. That there is n, man to take
his peculiar plate ffoe.- without sav
ing. There are candidate- in plenty
whoe partisans deem them compe
tent to lake up the leadership. There
is a Sons' list of magnificent men
Koo -veil. Aldrich. I.odire. H!i-s. Piatt.
Foi .ikei-. Cannon. Frye -but no Hanna.
Hatina's n.ethod- were peculiar and
ili'in :i a blc. corniif ("iplomacy and
the -lift measure- of col:ciliat ion. he
ye had jxtwer to combine anta-oni--tic
e'e:ti:'.t- suti turn strife into har
lu y . chas into order ami jealou-ie.s
in , iricm'ship-. o man lefore him
ever iic--edcd in brinjin latMr and
' .''her under ine parly ban
ner and Lcddiiisr them there tbrovirh
two national and innumerable state
All 1he world knows that there i-
.a f trong-anti-trust elerueut w-ithinthe
republicau party, ami that its princi
ples are not to lie reconciled with
those of the Wall street faction. Pres
ident Iloosevelt has sought to make
a too short sheet cover both hi head
and his feet. But for Hanna. he
never would hare succeeded for thre?
month. It now remain to be seen
jovv prominently this issue will ol
trude itself upon, the party ami form
line.- of dissension and cleavage. Per
haps-no one would attempt to deny
that a very large part of the repubii
tan siK-eess under the Hanna regime
haw been due to the almost unlimited
use of money. Kut back "of this ready
tontuibut i.n of money, mind you.
there had to lie business confidence.
Hanna commanded that as no other
political manager in the history of
this countrv has done. The cross
roads merchant ami the directorates
of the mammoth corporations were
alike subject to his spell. He tram
meled himself with few principles, but
these were fixed. With hard sense he
recognized and appreciated the tre
mendous force of the instinct of
greed, and hi knew how to appeal to
Man nt base is animal, and that part
iMark Hanna understoinl. Throuirhthe
whole diapason of selfish emotions his
sympathetic hand ran with a ma
ter's touch. H was the cold, practi
cal -leader of a materialistic period
Men have amassed millions, corpora
tions have grown richer than the gov
ernment itself, we have reached out
and. grasped islands of the sea ant;
the -trade of the world. I5ut we look
in vain for any principle of human lib
erty, for any ennobling spirit that he
ever advanced, or advocated, or both
errd about. Truly, the republican
parly faces a new condition. New
'methods, new spirit, new purposes
rnn-t come now with the new leader.
l-'irr there no other .Midas that
can turn all lie touches into gold.
IJesides. there are some other things
than gold for. this people to think-
The Jap aa a Soldier.
The New York Kvening Post an
alyze- the physical and mental make
up if the .la j) find reaches an adverse
conclusion concerning him as a sol
dier. It says his stomach is dilated
from eating too much rice; that his
thorax is at variance with virile ideas;
that his hips are really effeminate.
gnd that he lacks both pluck and en
durance. Finally this is said:
"The .lap's ability to play his antics
may please the galleries for a short
time; but. once defeated, a .lap lies
down, or commits in a j-pectaeular
way. harnkiri. - His courage is never
lnt'ng. He is a ipiitter. and wIumi he
ipiits he stays ijiiit for a long time.
This is his nature; to show his teeth;
to stamp and show his thigh muscles,
etc.. in the wrestler's ring; hut when
whipped, ti bow his head to the dust
and forever be his couipieror's slave.
At heart he is an arrant coward."
The popular conception of the .lap.
bused on his conduct in the war with
China, is that he is a brave ami suc
cessful tighter. P.ut the Chinese are
utt lulled for being lighters them
selves, and the contest with thenican
nut be considered a fair test. The
events of the next few- months will
probaldy . demonstrate which of these
two con Hie tiny estimates is correct.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
r.ul.ouir plague has reappeared 'r
The building of the railroad along
the southern shore of the Crimea with
Uussinii state funds has lieeu posi
ponetl tiu a--Mint of the war.
Falling planter in the gallery of the
Hijoii theater at Pittsburg caused a
panic, resulting In twenty women re
ing cart led from the building uncon
scious, many being injured.
The ami'inl schedule meeting of the
National 15se Itall League ua- leen
I'llletl for uesMlay. March 1, at New
York. Michael Pa Hone, an Italiaa. wan
hanged at Brookrille. Pa., for the mur
der of Rosso Crocco.
Cbamberlatn's. Htomirh and I.lver Tablets
Uoeqaaled for Constipation.
A. K. Kane, a prominent druggist of
Haxter Springs, Kans.. says: "Cliatn
berJain's Stomach .and Liver Tablets
are, in my judgment, the most super
ior preparation of anything in use to
day for constipation. They are sure
ill action ?a rid with no tendency to
nauseate or gripe. For sale by all
A !cnt Alarm.
Worse than an alarm of fire at night
fs the brassy cough of croup, which
sounds like the children's death knell,
and it means death unless something
is done quickly. Foley's Honey and
Tar never fails to give instant relief
and quickly cures the worst forms of
croup. Mrs. P. L. Cordier, of Man
iington. Ky.. writes: "My 0-year-old
girl had a severe case of croup; the
doctor said she could not live. I got
a bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar
the first dose gave quick relief and
saved her life. Kefuse substitutes.
Sold by all druggists.
A Cor 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 eczema is
cured, the scabs. are gone and 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.
Frauk Farmer. Bluff City, Ky. In
buying Witch Hazel Salve look out
for eounterfeits. DeWitt's is the origi
nal and the only one containing pure
witch hazeL .The name E. C. DeWitt
& Co. is on every box. Sold by all
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Disputed War Point.
Two war veterans were sitting over
a bottle talking about their campaigns.
Do yon remember the day we mov
ed out of Murfreesboro. Tenn., in the
summer of C3?" asked one. Dargan by
"Perfectly." replied his comrade, En
field. "I was then lieutenant in the th in
fantry and on staff duty."
"And I a captain in the th cavalry.
commanding the general's escort."
"I was with Thomas con on the
right. We moved a day ahead of you
fellows in the center and left, you
know, and swung across your front to
the eastward. Well, the night liefore
you moved we had got to a poiut in
front and south of you. My general
sent me up to M urf reesboro with dis
patches for tjie army commander. It
was a murky uight.'and I was obliged
to ride ten or fifteen miles, though I
had leen in the saddle since 3 o'clock
in the morning. I reached Uosecrans
headquarters in a house at midnight.
Orders had been issued for the center
left to move in the morning, and the
menilxTs of the staff and other officers
were in a big room chatting and laugh
ing and singing. They would not have
sung so loud if they could have been
ahead Chlckamauga and being pent
up in Chattanooga. I waited till I was
sent for to go into the private room,
where I found plenty more iu attend
ance on the commander in chief, while
officers were coming and going every
minute. I was handed an envelope con
taining a reply to my general's queries
and was about to depart when I caught
the commander's eye.
'No one would ever take you for a
soldier,' he said. 'You'll do. do ahead.
"I couldn't very well understand
what he meant, but as he told me to
go I made no inquiries. Why, no oue
would take me for a soldier"
"Well, now, this is very singular,"
Enfield interrupted. "The geueral said
that to me."
"What had you to do with it?"
"I have told j-ou 1 commanded the
general's escort. He had just ordered
me to take ten men and carry an order
through to Sheridan, whose division
was somewhere down iu the front, and
as 1 went out he looked at me and
said: "No oue would ever take you
for a soldier. You'll do. (Jo ahead.' I
confess I never understood why he
didn't think I looked soldierly."
"Why, Enfield, you're crazy. I was
looking the general straight in the
eye when he spoke, and he couldn't
have said the words to any one else."
"Now. Dargau, if he spoke them to
you what's your explanation of them?"
"I don't know. Perhaps he meant
that though 1 didn't look soldierly I
"Supposing he was speaking to you.
what's your explanation?"
"Why he meant just what you
think he meant in speaking to you."
"Enfield, you're a fool."
"Ami you're a conceited ass."
"If it were not for the wound in my
shoulder and that I've been rheumatic
ever since that miserable campaign
I'd punch your head."
"If I were not past sixty instead of
twenty-one. as I was then, with a stiff
leg from the bullet I got in my knee
at Mission Ridge I'd kick you out of
"What's all this noise, i-omradest?"
inquired a man who. seeing the alter
cation, came up to the table where the
"vets" were sitting.
"I'll tell you. Jernegan." said lar
gan. "The night before the Army of the
Cumlierland moved out of Murfrees
boro I was at Uosecrans' headquarters,
and when I went away the general said
to me: "No one would ever take you for
a soldier. Yon'll do. tio abend.
"Dargan's statement is correct," said
Enfield, "except hi one respect; the gen
eral said that to me. I commanded his
esctirt and was to take dispatches
through to Sheridan. Those were the
last words General Uosecrans said to
me liefore I went. Now, Jernegan,
don't you think it more likely that he
spoke to me, commander of his escort,
whom he had sent out on duty, than to
Dargan here, whom he had probably
nerer seen before?"
Before the statement was finished
Jernegan began to laugh. He laughed
so loud and so long without speaking
that the contestants' anger was turned
from each other to him.
"What are you giving us?" asked
"Stop your horseplay and tell us what
you're laughing at," said Enfield.
"Why," said Jernegan. repressing his
mirth, "be spoke the words to me."
"You?" exclaimed both the others.
"Yes. I can explain the whole mat
ter. Listen. That evening my captain
called for volunteers to go out and do
spy work. I volunteered and was ac
cepted. My captain sent me up to Gen
eral Kosecrans' headquarters all rigged
out in 'butternut.' General Kosecrans
told me that I was to work my way
down to the southwest and find out
whether Bragg was going to hold the
gaps or evacuate. I had got my in
structions and had started out. 1 was
standing in the doorway when I turned
to take a last look at the general, won
dering whether I'd ever see him again,
when he looked me in the eye and said:
No one would ever take you for a sol
dier. Y'oa'Il do. Go ahead. It's likelv
both yon fellows were standing be
tween me and the general."
Jernegan's explanation was so un-
Impeachabie that it ended the dispute.
Dargan and Enfield both set up a fresh
bottle, and the convivialities went on
CATARRH IrllRTY YEARS
The Rcmarkabie Experience of a
Prominent Statesman Congress
man Meekison Gives Pe-ru-na
a High Endorsement
Congressman Meekison of Ohio.
Hon. David Meekison la well known
not only in his own State, but through
out America, lie "vvas elected to the
Fifty-fifth Congress by a very larga
majority, and is the-acknowledged leader
of his party in his section of the State.
Only one flaw marred the otherwise
complete success of this rising states
man. Catarrh with its insidious ap
proach, and tenacious grasp, was his
only uneonquered foe. For thirty years
he waged unsuccessful warfare against
this personal enemy. At last Per una
came to the rescue. lie writes:
have used several bottles of Pe
runs and 1 feet greatly benefited there
by from my catarrh of the head, i
feel encouraged to believe that if I use
it a short time longer I will be fully able
to eradicate the disease of thirty years'
standing." David Meekison, Member
It you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr.IIartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. Hartman, President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbua")
LOW RATES TO
New Orleans, La.,
Big Four Route
Our store will be headquar
ters for rish of all kinds. fresh,
salt, smoked and" canned,
during the Lenten season. We
will endeavor to carry a fresh
supply and to keep our stock as
complete as the market will al
low. Look over the list:
Halibut, Columbia river sal
mon, fresh cod fish, black
bass, herring, white rish, trout,
river salmon, croppies, red
snapper, flounders. smelts, cat
tish, fresh mackerel and had
dock. Smoked Fish
Halibut, Finnan haduie. bloat
Mackerel, cod rish. Columbia
river salmon. Holland herring.
F!nlk and canned oysters.
1620 SECOND AVENUE.
Feb 1) to 1.1 inclusive, return-limit Feb.
CO. except that tickets may be ex
tended to leave not later than March
.1. l'.iul. Tickets will be sold via Chat
tanooga or Nashville with . privilege
of stop-over in either direction south
of Ohio river.-.
For tickets and further information
call on or address,
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U'.'cords are kept of people moving,
arriving or leaving Davenport. Credit
reports furnished on application. Di
rectories of North and South Dakota.
Missouri. Iowa. Wisconsin. Peoria and
Chicago. J Ira lull of the P.ergman
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c!:ist hplnf yt-n.'i' Tcr riic'iir mmvc fallen. nsi'
coiiveiarvi'-ti. wtMXiicr.i neurit. . titii.
Sc!f-adtii'lincr. I ed and endorsed tv
physician. Wrne 10 V . H i , 2tj I-i-
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For sale by T. II. Tioms. druggist.
with its lovely seaside resort,
orange frroves, beautiful gar-
dens and quaint old mission
towns is visited every
year by thousands of
tourists who travel
over the Union
Pacific, b e a u 8 e
it is the best
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running
Four Personally Conducted Ex
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For full information call on
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193 South Clark St.,
ill A R 08 GRAS
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TICKETS on ;.a'o Ft-bru-ry 9th to 1'ith,
1.1CIUS.VL-. fiiiaf limit February 20th.
L;n isynimt nt fifty cents and
depo'it -l" c't.ct with Joint Aent at. Nw
Qrk-aii w Ut.J limit will hs extended
u-it.i tflrch Idi. 1901.
rOH INFORMATION ADDRESS
vv. A. BUCKLER, N. P. A..
1 13 Adams Street, Chicago.
V.'. C. ?l"ARSO. Q. P. A.,
mimmkmimimi' 1 i i i rr i' i
TOP COATS AND
Spring shirts in all the new
colorings and patterns, and
all the late shades and
shapes in stiff and soft
t Gustarfsosi & iayes,
The New Clothing Store s 1714 Second Avenue. J
Economy Grocery Co.
We wish to arrest your attention and we are ,poin7 to accom
plish it with two most powerful weapons QUALITY AX!) PIUCH.
We have only been in business a short time, but we have been here
long enough to let the people find out that we are giving the lowest
possible prices on highest grades of groceries and that we do just
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Best Granulated "
Sugar, 22 lbs jLvi KJ
9 15ars Santa Clans e-
Egg-O-See and Vigor, tl
Quaker Oats, Q
per package C3t
Standard Tomatoes, Pn
Standard Corn, C ,
3 cans JC
New York gallon C
Fancy Japan Tea, 0-
Klondike Coffee, B 4"
per pound A'LC
Brazil Coffee, l1-
per pound iiiC
3 lb. can Green m
Pure Catsup, 3 """ C
3 lb. can Ess Iflr
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cera Nut, 2 J Ei-
Best patent Four, everJ f
sack cruaranteed Jl.XVr
Fancy Dairy Butter,
Gallon Peaches, P
per gallon JmJ2
Seeded Kaisins, 3 lbs. ""h C
for .' ZJC
2 "large cakes Ivory J C
2 cakes Sapolio 15c
Florida sweet russet or
3 lb. can extra fancy
sliced Pineapple ,
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup,
Remember the "Place, Jear 'PosloJificc
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. , ?u Rock Island
Art Rules WitK Us.
Our wall papers are nothing if not
artistic. 'We give preference to the
beautiful, even if the price be a tritle
higher than that we'll have to pay for
tinsel and "ginger-bread" effects. We
are confident you understand the dis
tinction and appreciate our efforts in
your behalf in the way of making
your home "a house beautiful" as well
as a comfortable domicile. Our motto:
Quick sales and small profits.
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419 SEVEN I'KI'NTII STREET.
Old 'phone Union 213. New 'phone 2513
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o buiiJic a uuiii in yuvii iiuvioc ai wm Jcy yKJH iu
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need, come to our store this week and get what
you lack and at a price you'll be more than will
ing to pay.
ut:j: l-o boom size bugs to se
lect FROM IN ALL GRADES AND
LATEST. PATTERNS. IT IS THE
FINEST AND LARGEST DISPLAY OF
RUGS EVER SHOWN IN THIS PART
OF THE COUNTRY. ALSO A COM
PLETE LINE OF CARPETS AND
MATTING. PRICES GUARANTEED.
IT IS NOT WHAT WE SAY THAT
IT S THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE OF
ACTUAL USERS IN THE TRI-CITI ES.
LET US SHOW YOU THE STYLE
AND SIZE YOU WANT.
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