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THE ARGTJS ' MONl) AT,' FEBRUARY 20 1001
-pa til cm Daily and Weekly at 1094 Sec
ond arcane. Kock Island, IU. (Entered at
tie postofflce as aecond-claaa matter.
feT tHB J. W. POTTER CO.
TEKMS Dally. 10 cents per week. Weekly,
I per year id advance.
-All - communication of arraxnentaUTe
caaracter. political or religions, must hare
real name attacned lor publication. No
aacb articles iriii be printed over fictitious
Correapoadenee solicited from every town'
slip Iff Hock Island county.
Monday, February 20. 1904.
A drop of ink from a war corre
spondent's pen will make a million
. Hate iii Mopped to think, that
Ihere will never be an anniversary of
" This seem- to be a mighty hard sea
Miti on insurance companies and fire
A pen era I war is probable. sa one
authority. . A general war is impossi
ble, jv toother. Take vonr choice.
Tm quest Ion." "Who -is Ihe Rich
mond P. iirbson of Japan?" loses in
leret when it is considered that kiss
ing, in i:u known in that country.
President Roocvelt"s appointment
of a man named (irunsky t the Pan
ama canal board may be meant as an
assurance to Russia that Uncle Sam
harh't gom.. over bodily to the .Japan
Both the Yntes and Lowden ma
chine faction telr the dear people in
strictest confluence that their respec
tive candidates, are going- to be iiom
iuated. TSiis i-, done of 0iure to keep
the office holders, unit otriceseekers ac
tively at work.
In a little town in Xew Jersey is a
ciuarmnking concern which began, a
few ear- ago. to advertise in the
Icaiiiu? newspapers of different cit
ies'. Today, it is said, this establish
ment sells more cigars than does any
other manufactory of its kind in the
counlrv. Recently its ad vert ising w as
largely increased as- a result of its
experience a to tiie benefits i;f news
Chicago Examiner: According to
Such an a-tute ami powerful leasoiter
as Elihu Hoot, what wc did in Pana
ma whs" perfectly right and proper be
cause we needed what vw stole. The
applause with which this sentiment of
exalted .mora ! wa greeted at the Au
ditorium Mciiiiuy shows that the legal
defenders of ihe other burglars have
overlooked a point. Hereafter it
should I necessarv only to show the
court that a prisoner "caught with
the good on him" needed the nionev.
J ii ne- in this country are rais
ing fund- to aid their country in its
war with Russia. The Japanese in
forth' n I. Ore., raised $1(.L'M in less
Ihuu a week. If the Japanese abroad
who have established themselves in
business or ludd positions where they
earn su Utiles can be relied on for con
tinued dt nut ions, their government
will not If likely to summon theui
hotiie ti tight. Their money will be of
more u.-si-tance than their fighting
M reng: h. ' .
TM.vlor. the Kentucky iisurier. who
i a fugitive from-justice, in Indian
apolis, must appreciate the old adage
that mil-fortunes never .come, singly.
A Frankfort barber has sued him for
S'.'.U on account of ton-orial services
to .the mountaineers who were
brought lo the capital to act as a
bodv gun ril for. Taylor d.uring the ex
.citeiueut immediately succeeding the
murdering cf Gov. Gocbel. If the bar
ter shaved and ctit the hair of those
vvil.l and woolly bovs from the hills
he eained his monev.
Iet I s Have Peace.
The country need the democratic
parti and it needs ail of it. and all of
the patriotic and conservative forces
that have cooperated with it. Never
perhaps. ays the Indianapolis Senti
nel, has there leen a time when united
action was more necessary than now.
Democrats do not disagree as to es
KentiaN. They do not disagree a to
the brood principles for which the
jwrtv ha stood for more than a cen
tury. They do not disagree a to any
of the things that axe now important.
Matter that may be denominated a
personal must, in the interest of par
ty tucccss. be disregarded. The dem
ocratic party i just the democratic
parly, l! is not composed of one man
r two men or three men. however
conspicuous or prominent or useful
thev ii:.iv have been or are now.
do u ,'t feci that the little disagree
ments between men who have been
leader rf the party force should be
Kin-'; I reriously by the delegates
who sbaii be elected to take part in
the July convent ion. There is not one
of these men who does not want to
see his party uceeful.
This is the rear 1904 the year in
which to forget and forgive. Let us
have peace honorable peace, benefi
eial peace. There should be patience,
forbearance, and a compromising dis
position. The rank and file have a
right to demand this, and they do
demand it. By the use of the words
compromising disposition we do not
mean the abandonment of any party
principle, but there is a difference be
tween a principle and a declaration.
All parties have declared thus and so
upon matters of passing importance
and will continue to do so. but that
fact creates no obligations binding
upon subsequent conventions unless
the subject declared upon is still vital.
And the question as to what is "vital
must be left to the delegates elected
by the democratic voters throughout
the country. The party must abide
by their action.
That it will be wis and conserva
tive and consistent with democratic
principles there can be no doubt.
There have been various definitions
of the terra "machine" used political
ly. As a general rule the "machine
is an abomination to the people. Us
ually it is inimical to the people's in
terests. In this connection the fol
lowing definition of the "machine" as
given by Senator F. V. Parker in
"The World of Today" is interesting:
"It is a close corporation, consist
ing pf bosses, who hold all of the un
derlying securities and first mortgage
bonds; minor office holders, who hold
preferred stock with small but secure
dividends, and a considerable body of
office seekers, camp followers and
plain citizens, who receive only com
mon shares. To it the public business
is a' legitimate field for private ex
ploitutiou. and the administration a
foundation of ways and means. It has
no principles but greed, no policies
but selfish interests, no purpose but
graft. Graft, as we use the term, in
cludes unearned salaries, fees, per
quisites, political honors, licenses,
privileges, profits on public contracts
and legislation, in short anything
gained through the public service, ex
cept statutory pay for services actual
"Machines" formed to promote the
selfish, interests of certain candidates
or cliques of candidates and office
grabbers, are dangerous. They are to
a great degree responsible for much
of the present corruption in politics
and unfaithfulness in office. "Ma
chines are dangerous in city, state
If Japan Should Win?
l?ooklover Magazine: There are
many shrewd observers on the Pacific
coast who. while not sharing the anti
ICussiHii alarm, believe they sec in the
far eat conflict a still greater men
ace to America's standing as a Pacific
iovver. They believe that a Japanese
victory over Russia would be an inter
national calamity. Japan's ambition,
they point out. is to merge and mobil
ize the millions of China into "a mili
tary entity whose power, nce arous
ed, would dwarf into insignificance
any horde of conquerors the world
has ever seen."
"With Japanese statesmen erecting
a framew ork, of efficient government
upon the ruins of the present Mane In I
l.nity." aid one of the spokesmen
of the pro-JJussian party mi the Pa
cine coast, "with "Asia for the Asiat
ics brought out to serve as the slo
gan for China's hitherto inert hosts,
nt length directed by acumen, energy
and newly aroused ambition, the
(dans of Europe for a partition of
that ancient empire would fall avvai
like a ho Use of cards before a
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
'.'-.:; Peoria to Houston and San
Antonio. Texas, and return, and all
intermediate points. Tuesday. March
1 and I"., via Illinois Central railroad
and New Orleans. Return limit 21
days from date of sale; stop-overs al
lowed on route. Don't miss this op
portunity to see the south. Splendid
service. Write or call on u for full
information. City ticket office. ;29
Main street. Peoria; 'phone H'JG. G. A.
Smith, commercial acent.
Ose-Wav (wlilerf Kates to North and
South UakotM I4.
The C. M. & St. P. railway will sell
one-way settlers tickets to points in
North and South Dakota at rate of
$14. Children of half-rate age at one
half of the above rate. Dates of sale,
March 1. S. 13, 22, 29 and April 5, 12.
1S and 26. I'M) 4.
C K. I. P. Railway Rates
Low one-way rates to a number of
oints in North Dakota and Canadian
Northwest March 1. S. 13. 22 and 29.
Low one-way and round-trip tickets
on sale to a number of oints in the
west, south and southwest March 1
Very low one-way rates to points
in California, Arizona. Oregon. Wash
ington. Idaho and Montana every day
from March 1 to April CO. The only
line running through tourist as well
as Pullman cars from Rock Island to
Call at city ticket office, 1823 Second
avenue, for full information or print
An Carly Rtoer.
A strong, healthy, active constitu
tion depend larselv on the condition
of the liver. The famous little pills
known as De Witt's Little Early Risers
not only cleanse the system, but they
strengthen the action "of the liver and
rebuild the tissues supporting that or
gs, lattle fcarly Risers are easy to
act, they never gripe, and yet they
re absolutely certain to produce re
sults that are satisfactory in all cases.
Sold by all druggist.
DAILY SHORT STOK1T
At Sisconsett Point.
Copyright, 1903. by T. C. ilcClure.l
Marlon Bridges pushed the papers
covered with figures to one side. She
had Etudied them until her head ached.
Read up or read down, they spelled
renewed effort." And she had so
hoped that her tutoring during July
would end her summer's work. Girl
like, she yearned for some real vaca
But if she was to return to college
the third week in " September there
was much yet to be done. Her slen
der income for Marion was an orphan
would barely pay lier way through
her last year at college, with its at
tendant commencement festivities ami
expenses. If she drew on this income
for a vacation jaunt. If she even stay
ed in town at au inex-usive board
ing house, there would be a shortage
before the end of the college year.
She rose and waJked wearily to the
open window. Would it pay this
struggle to get her degree? And aft
er commencement day, what? Year
after year in a schoolroom! Was It
her sphere? Would she become old
and dun colored and silent like Miss
Haines, who had taught algebra dur
ing the freshman term?
To drive such thoughts from her
mind she picked up the tnorniDg pa
per, her eye falling on the help wanted
Wanted Next Monday, 100 neat, business-like
young women to pick hops,
(iood wages; reasonable board. The Sis
consett Hop Growers' Company, Siscon
sett, N. Y.
"Good wages; reasonable board."
And the climate and scenic attractions
of Sisconsett drew hundreds of sum
mer visitors each year.
"Why not?" she murmured. It would
not be a vacation exactly, but it would
fill that awful gap until the third week
in September. So she went downtown,
with her head held high, but her heart
sinking, to buy dark calico for two
working dresses. She tunde them at
home through the kindness of her land
lady, who not only loaned her the ma
chine, but fitted the waists. It was
when she was finishing the low turn
over collars with a bit of strong lace
that his letter came.
She had not expected to hear from
him. and jet she was not surprised.
There had been moments in the lab
oratory which had set her heart beat
ing oddly, but then she reasoned that
his interest was due to the fact that
she was one of the best scholars in his
Yet his letter stated distinctly, "I
will stop off In New York to see you if
only for a few hours."
She looked at the heading of the let
ter, lie was at Cape May. There
would be time to let him know that
she was leaving town. And leave she
must before he came. What would
ho think? Marion Bridges picking
hops! Her cheeks burned crimson and
her hands trembled as she snatched
up her sewing. She would leave at
once, even if the picking did not be
gin for another week. Board was rea
souableniid she would get a breath of
fresh air and rest before beginning the
work. She knew she could never keep
the truth from him if they were face
to face. She wrote a brief note:
So sorry that I will not be in town next
Monday. I am Just leavinB for Siscon
sett on a little vacation. Wishing you a
very pleasant summer, yours Hlnoorelv.
It was at the end of her first day's
work, and she walked with the long
line of chattering girls to the weighing
room to get her credit slip. A man
in loose llannels was checking off the
liit. He started, flushed slightly, then
smiled and held out her slip.
It fluttered for an instant in her fin
gers, then fell to the ground. "With a
white face and frightened eyes she
bent down, picked it tip and hurried
out of the office.
He found her sitting ou a ledge over
looking the river. The risimr moon
cast an incongruous sijvery sheen over
her prosaic working dress. She had
Intended to change her frck every
niK'ht after supper. Uut what was the
use? Nothing seemed to mutter now
that he had seen her in that line of un
couth, ill mannered girls. He sat
down beside her, kindly looking across
the stretch of tree sloping to the
noisy little river instead of Into her
eyes, which bore traces of tears.
"I see you have found my favorite
spot already. Tbi Is my third season
here, you see, and I know every pret
ty nook and cranny about the place."
"I suppose you are studying sociolo
gy?' Then she added wearily. "Well,
you ought to see it in many phases
"No." he replied quietly. "I am here
solely for the sake of the wages. My
salary is not large enough to support
my mother as she has Ix-en accustom
ed to live, ami I usually hunt outdoor
work to rest my mind and build up
my body during the summer."
Marion looked straight into his eyes.
"How small you must think me to
have pretended that I was taking a va
cation when I, too, need the money."
He smiled tenderly and reached for
her hand. "No. it Is one of the things
I have admired In you that faculty
for making the best of thlnjrs, keeping
the best foot forward. It is so much
better than repining for the things
you cannot have and parading your
troubles and disappointments lefore
all your friends. I think you are just
the woman to help a struggling college
professor make his way i:i the world.
Will you try it right after commence
A moment later the sober outlines i
of a dark calico dress stood in sharp
contrast against the soft folds of his
light flannels, and Marion murmured:
"Ten months will not seem so very,
long, because I shall make a specialty,
of physics next year term."
ANNA S. RICHARDSON.
HO POBMAUTHS ABOUT
IT 0VR IN WHITZSILE
Quick and comparatively, inexpen
sive justice was meted out at Morri
son, Whitesi.le county. Saturday. A
special grand jury was called and af
ter CO - minutes deliberation found
true bills against Ed Atkins and Ed
Cramer for robbery ami. against Ver
nie Rhody for bunrlary. The pris
oners immediately pTeaded guilty and
were sentence:!. Atkins to the peni
tentiary and the other two to the
state reformatory. Atkins and Cra
mer are the pair that robbed the ex
press car on the Northwe-tern at
Sterling :f a hi x containing j'2.5K)
and were run down shortly afterward
by, Pinkertr.ns. Atkins was to have
been married a few days after the
crime wns e mmitteJ.
Tieil down to the desk in the office
While others are free and at p'aj.
Papa fancies he is having vacation.
While drinking Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. II. Thomas, Pharmacist.
HOW TO RESTORE HEALTH,
The Secret of Restoring Health Lies in Re
placing the Same Substances to the
Body That Have Been Wasted.
By disease, overwork, worry, exposure or
abuse. When yon are run down, getting thin,
weak, and tire on the slightest exertiou, the
life and strength of your blood are wearing
out. When you grow irritable, melancholy
and nervous your nerve force is decaying and
vitality is becoming low. Disease acts on
those whose blood is watery, impoverished or
iaipure, and never affects persona who have
plenty of rich and pure blood. Ir. Chase's
IIlooJ and Nerve Food supplies what is lack
ing in the blood and uerve force. It contains
everything that makes new and rich blood and
perfect nerves, in fact, it is blood itself the
very essence of nerve force, making it the
grandest of all tonics for the sick, convales
cent and overworked. It restores vim, vigor
and vitality to aged and worn out people, and
imparts a clow of health to pale and sallow
eople. Price 50 cents, five boxes $2.00. The
Dr. Chase Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Book free.
Sold and guaranteed at T. II. Thom
Toley's Honey and Tar is best for
croup and whooping cough, contains
no opiates, and cures quickly. Care
ful mothers keep it in the house. Sold
by- all druggists.
Men who dressy
seek to te,
Wear tins brand
Aifc your dealer fcrthm
OCO. P. IDE Si CO..
The Finest Cleaner Made
Cleans all kinds of glass ware.
.1UKEN5H TOBACCO PUKCHASh..
!; j . ii It t Tliouontol Dollar I'alii
lor a fancy t.J of TVlmcco.
8 lie idKfce-t pttr'.'trise of Mn. eradi
.obcuvi ever in u!e i.i tbc Yv'est by i:
'AZti m.'iuiif.ic turci v. a made lasi
Wednesday by Frank J'. LewS, Peoria
111., for celebrated Single liindci
ugar. A written puaruntcs was givei
that lhi entire amount w as to be fancy
elected tobacew. This no doubt
make--'' V'wiJ factory Hie lareist
bolder!- United SStatesof lobucci
of du hljrh u grading. HesuldTrori
VirifJt. lh;C. VI. IBQjt.
Tuesday, March I
The yii mtisia! extravaganza
Uook by lM'.'.'r Smith, music by John
The or:!!!::! .l.iHH) ps-otluctiiui from
WKP.KK A- FIHLD'.S
M'.i.-ic H.:il of New York.
lie.kU frf ii I scenery, -;rreous costumes,
bewlldci'injr electrical effects.
I'KICKS: 2.-.C. ibc. 7.".c, ?-1.0;t. Sl.r,0.
Seats i. n sah Monday morninsr at 9
o'clock at Illinois otliee. Telephone, W.
Wednesday, Match 2.
Press and public every when declare
this the peer of all bands.
0c, 7.e and $1.00.
Sale of scats opens Monday a. ni. at
Illinois theatre otllcj. Telephone 1221.
As Long as You Live
You'll Need Money,
That's a certainty. Bettor kivo some
tiling now for your old hkc. Deposits
from $1 ui accepted at 4 per cent Interest
l:0CK ISLAND, ILL.
X Wholesale Dealers in PUKK WINKS A NO LIQL'OUS
I CELEBRATED COLFAX MINERAL
Manufacturers i.f W INTLK'S CELEUIIATKI) I31TTEKS.
1816-1618 TUlrd Avenoe Kock Island I1L
TOP COATS AND 3
Spring shirts in all the new
colorings and patterns, and
all the late shades and
shapes in stiff and soft
x j 7
V The New Clothing Store 1714 Second Avenue.
It's Best to Get the Best.
Especially when it comes to things to eat. P.ut at the same time the
housewife who looks closely after expenses must also be careful
about the prices she pays for her groceries Our trade is increasing
steadily, and the reason for it is. vc trivc the bci-t the market affords
at the lowest prices. Look over these prices:
Su.T.ir, 22 lbs
9 Pars Santa Clans
Eg-g-O-See and Vigor,
3 packages ,
per package ,
New York gallon
Fancy Japan Tea,
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
3 lb. can Egg
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Ernto, Malta-Too
Hakes and Cera Nut, 2 1 C
Pest patent Four, evcrg J f
sack guaranteed JsAx
Fancy Hairy Butter,
Gallon Peaches, " C
per gallon J C
Seeded Baisins, 3 lbs. "" C
2 large cakes Ivory C"
2 cakes Sapolio IT
Florida sweet russet or
3 lb. can extra fancy
sliced Pineapples ,
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup,
Shredded Cocoa nut,
'Remember the Place, tear TojtoJificc
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. ;. i3S2: R-ock Island
Art Rules With Us.
Our wall papers are nothing if not
artistic. We give preference to the
beautiful, even if the price be a trifle
higher than that we'd have to pay for
tinsH and "ginger-bread" effects. We
are. confident you understand the dis
tinction and appreciate our efforts in
your behalf in the way of niaking
your home "a house beautiful" as well
ifs a comfortable domicile. Our motto:
Quick sales and small profits.
PAR.IDON CO. SON.
410 SEVENTEENTH STIIEET.
Old "phone Union 213. New 'phone 2513
Bsnt there some piece of Fvirnitvire or some
Carpet needed to complete the appearance
of some room in your house? It will pay you to
look over the house, make note of what you
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.
OVEi; 150 BOOM SIZE KL'GS TO SE
LECT FBH.M IN ALL G HADES AND
LATEST PATTEHNS. IT IS THE
FINEST AND LA KG EST DISPLAY OF
IM'GS EVER SHOWN IN THIS PAKT
OF THE COINTKY. ALSO A COM
PLETE LINE OF CAB PETS AM)
MATTINGS. PRICES GUABANTEED.
IT IS NOT WHAT WE SAY Til A f
ITS THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE OF
ACTUAL USERS IN Til E TBI -C 1 T I ES.
LET US SHOW YOU TIIE STYLE
AND SIZE YOU WANT.
CLEM. ANN & SAIL2TM.ANN, RocE flslEumcJ-