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real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ib pli Bock Island county.
Saturday, March 12. 1904.
Democratic Convention and Prima
The democratic voters of the city of
Rock IslanJ will meet at their respec
tive wards Thursday, March 17, from
0 to 7:00 p. in., for the purpose of
nominating one candidate for alder
man in each ward and selecting dele
gates to the city-township convention,
and also two ward committeemen for
ach precinct, and such other business
tin may be proper to transact as said
The places of holding such primary
ejections are designated as follows:
First ward Bysinger's barber shop,
Fourth avenue and Fourth street.
Second ward Xaab's building, Sev
enth avenue and Twelfth street.
Third ward County jail building.
Fourth ward Krick's livery stable.
Third avenue, lie t ween Nineteenth and
Fifth ward Ho.-e house on Twenty
Sixth ward Hose house on Tvventy
Seventh ward Thiesen's blacksmith
shop, Molirie avenue and Fort -fourth
In each ward where the judges and
clerks have not been named the ward
committee will see that the places are
tiMod under the primary system. A
ballot box and tally sheet will be nec
essary, am! the committee will also
look after the same or notify the
Chairman of the city committee.
The judges in the respective wards
are as follows:
First ward--Charles Weinberger, C.
S. Smith. IM Murphy, tieorge Free
stone. Seeoinl ward Ward committee.
Third w an! .1. (irotegut. J. F. Fgan,
Fourth ward .1. W. Linn. A. Brady,
T. Murray. .1. Tobin.
Fifth ward (I. V, Sta.uduhar, .John
Finnegan. Joseph T'ree.
Sixth ward (ieorge Wright, Frank
Me ilnn. .1. Buck.
Seventh ward Ward committee.
The lH-is of representation for the
selection of delegates will be one del
egate for each "0 votes or the major
fraction thereof cat for Bryan and
Stevenson in 1900.
: The c it -township convention of the
democratic party of Knck Island will
be held at Turner hall, in said city.
Saturday evening. March ID. at
o'clock, for the purpose of nomina
ting candidates for the following of
fice: One supervisor, throe asNtant su
pervisors, one assessor, and one col
lector. Also to elect a chairman of the city
townshi committee and to transact
such other business as may come be
fore the convention.
The several wards of the city are
entitled to representation in said con
vention as follows:
First ward 12 delegates
Second war.! It delegates
Third ward l'. delegates
Fourth ward 12 delegates
Fifth ward 13 delegates
Sixth ward 13 delegates
Seventh ward : .' l.'l delegates
J. W. CAV WAIT;!. Chairman.
J. 1. Sexton. Secretary.
The Argus declines' to follow where
John I .coney leads.
The "tand pat" poliey of the repub
lican parly .e$iendsv to its dealings
with the trusts as vvejl'us to devotion
to the maker of truts,tho robber tar
iff. The mutual rainfall in Panama i
something over eleven feet; which
lead the Keokuk Oate C'jty to remark
that if the native there aren't wel
footed the tuight to be.
It i no evidence of dislo.valty to his
partv's decrees for any-democrat in
god standing, not only to refuse to be
guide 1. but to bolt an caucus called
in lite interest of his partv in which
the influences by .It hn Ionev con
trol. A cuiioiis sight was witnessed at
(ioiejlan 1. Kan., the other day. A
I'ck Island ice house, containing 730
ton of ice caught fire and entirely
burned avvav. leaving the huge pile f
k-e stan iing stark and grim againt
Ihe scenery. It i saiii that the ice
pile melted only around the edges.
A republican ccr.gressman. Mr. Lil
le . f Connetieiit. ha by resolution
asked the secretary of the deportment
if c ,nn erce and !alwr to investigate
the ii.m-!.: high price of white paper
Used f r printing newspapers. That is
an easy cne. Secretary Courtelyou
should be abb? to answer off-handed.
There is a wood-pulp trust, principally
owned by the tariff la .r There is
also a paper maker's trust principally
owned by the wood-pulp trust. Most
of the pajH-r used for disseminating
information is made of this pulp by
this paper tru.-t. and the material as
well as the product is highly protected!
The race liot at Springfield in the
great republican state of Ohio, is a
more violent and inexcusable exhibi
tion of necrophobia than any south
ern mob of recent years have display
ed. The g. o. p. should cease to throw-
stones at southerners for their treat
ment of colored people. The eoloreJ
man is safer from physical violence in
the democratic south than in the re
publican states -f the north.
No sejf respecting democrat can
consistently support a candidate for
any ofliee who owes his nomination
to the support of .John J.ooney, who
lias been the most conspicuous fig
ure in republican factional fights the
past few weeks, and is now allied with
the republican municipal administra
tion. Most of the department stores- in
New York now have in their regular
employ a number of what are known
as "shoppers." The woman engaged
fcr this work must dress well, be of
distinguished appearance and must be
thoroughly familiar with nearly all
the things sold in department stores.
Her work is to go about from store
to store and find out the prices of
rivals. She must keep her eye alert
fcr new wrinkles practiced to allure
trade. If sales are in progress she
must inform her employer as to hovv
they are "going." Her conscience
must be elastic enough to stretch a
plain lie into "business diplomacy,"
and she in art be careful, above nil. not
to be t-potted as a "shopper." This
would end her usefulness at once.
Men are very rarely employed as shop
pers. Paul's Secret of Health.
Mine. Ad'elina Patti. who has "won
its secret of sweet song from the
nightingale." has also discovered that
still rarer treasure, the .secret of per
Although she is past 01 the public is
reluctant to believe that the cancel
lation of her Chicago engagement was
line t. illness.
If anvone has a right to plead per
fect health I'atti ought to be that
one. Since childhood she has fol
lowed thehard life of the stage and
rigidly complied with the severe de
mands of her art. Fase. leisure, even
rest, have been unknown to her. Hers
has been a career at high tension with
nerves drawn taut.
And yet at 01 she cannot command
credence when she declares that she
is ill. It is an excuse that she lias
seldom ottered. It has been rarely, in
deed, that I'atti in her public career
extending over half a centurv has fail
ed to till an engagement.
There is n reason for it. I'atti rea
lized in childhoo'l that'she had a voice
which was a rich treasure. To develop
it to its fullest sweetness and power
sh: developed her general health.
All through life she has given as
faithful and intelligent care to her
body as an engineer gives his engine
which by the way. few of us have the
sense to tio.
"I will be young as long as I live."
hr i- said to have declared as a chil l,
and she is- keeping her vow with a fi
delity that lias seldom been rivaled.
I'crhaps the essence of it all is her
determination always to see the sun
shine in life.
"If there is the tiniest speck of blue
in the sky. and there nearly always
is." she says. "I look for it. "and that
mnkes the whole heaven blue for me"
a charming philosophy we should all
do wed tit cultivate.
Nature will do the rest. Nature is
generous beyond our powers of a
prcciation. Nature will do wonders
for us all if we but meet her half
way and afford opportunity.
All her life Mme. Patti has steeled
herself in the sunshine and open air.
"1 spend three hours daily out of
doors." she says, "walking 'or driving
in an open carriage, and I accustom
myself to hear, the extremes of sum
mer "and winter."
And this is why Mme. Patti. in spite
of her hard life that wrecks most of
its devotees before 40. carries tjie
freshness and bloom of 16 into the
We all wonder at her; but what we
ought really to wonder at i our own
blind stupidity in not caring for our
selves. The Mrs. General of Illinois Politics.
Mattocn Journal: Ever since Warner
made that "don't knock" speech at
Springfield it has been known that
there was some character in litera
ture who took the same view of things
in general who wanted to suppress
all consideration of existing evils,
thinking that the best way of cor
recting them. So when Sherman
turned the limelight on the Yates rot
tenness and Warner rushed to the de
fense of his ally it was figured he had
This week Jenkin Llovd Jones rum
maged around in IJttle IJorritt. thtit
mas'terpiece of Dickens, and unearth
ed the entire Yates administration in
the Barnacle family, who had charge
of the Circumlocution ofliee. from Sir
Tite Barnacle ilcwn to the Barnacle
who dropped hi eye g!ases and was
much ditressed at the soun.1 of their
clicking upon the buttons of his waist
coat. And he also found our old
friend. Mr. i.Jeneral. who always had
her mouth pursed up to say. "prunes
and prisms." Mrs. (General, it will be
remembered, had a plan of forming a
mind by- preeting it from forming
opinion Dickens said of her:
"She h..-ul fvlittle eircular set of mtn-
I tal grooves'or rails on which the start
ed other people's opinions, littletrains
which never overtook one another
and never got anywhere. Even her
propriety could not dispute the fact!
that there was impropriety m me
world; but Mrs. General's way of get
ting rid of it was to put it out of sight
and make believe there was no such
thing. This was another of her ways
of forming a mind to cram all arti
cles i;r difficulty into a cupboard - to
lock then up. and to say that they
had no existence. It was the easiest
wmv nnd lwi-i.nd all comparison the
properest. Passion was to go to sleep
in the presence of .Mrs. t.enerai, ana
Uood was to change to milk and
New isn't that a perfect picture of
the gentleman who said we ought to
wash no dirty linen? There is no
doubt about it. Warner is the Mrs.
General of Illinois politics. Even now
we see that mouth pursed up to say
"Prunes and Prisms."
Strength of the American Navy.
New York World: According to
Senator Hale, who will be accepted- as
an authority, the American navy up
on completion of the present program
of planned construction will rank next
to that of England, not in tonuage,
but in effectiveness.
There is no diminution in the rate
of naval progress. Since 1S44 there
has been appropriated fcr the navy
the sum of $700,896,367.73. In 18S3 the
pay of the navy was $6,940,780, nnd
last year it was almost 2b millions.
But is there not an element of dan
ger in this vast expenditure? Is there
wisdom in the policy that would al
ready retire such vessels as the Ore
gon, Massachusetts" and Indiana?
These are said not to be equipped witli
taterooms satisfactory to the offi
cers. Perhaps the old sentiment may
soon be paraphrased: "Millions for
defense, but only a reasonable amount
A Warm Start.
This year the pace is to be rapid for
the eulogists in the campaign plat
forms. The Kansas republicans had
first whirl at this exercise, and they
start off in u way to shiver the cour
age of all but the most expert and
the oldest of the old timers.
The race is to see who can say the
richest thing about President Uoose
velt. The Kansas specialist speaks of
him as "that intrepid soldier, sound
and safe statesman, and fearless ad'
vocate and exemplar of civic right
eousness, the worthy successor of the
That is going some as a starter: the
cue who lit out that way must be a
quarter horse with his tail in the air.
It is going to crowd some of the other
fellows to beat that Kansas perform
ance. IS THE COUNTY COURT.
Estate of Marion Wilson. Proof of
notice to heirs of final report and set
tlement tiled. Hearing on said final
report and same approved. Proof of
heirship made in pen court. Petition
showing all the heirs herein, and that
their whereabouts are unknown and
asking leave to pay their distributive
shares into the county treasury filed.
Hearing thereon and petition granted.
Keport that said administrator has so
paid heirs' distributive shares into
county treasury filed and approved.
Administrator discharged and estate
Estate of Sarah A. Ellis. Inventor
filed and approved. Claim of B. F.
Knox allowed in class 1 at $7.
Estate of Florence Adell White.
Proof of death filed. Will presented
for probate. Petition fcr probate of
will filed. Hearing on petit ion for pro
bate of will set for Auril 4. lt01. at 10
'clock a. in.
In re guardianship of Bruce S. Pol
lard. Bequest of Bruce S. Pollard, a
minor over the age of 14 years, for
the apHtintmcut of J. M. V. Sanderson
as his guardian filed. Petition of J.
M. V. Sanderson for letters of guard
ianship filed. Guardian's bond filed at
lUnd Eieanloa'i to OkUbovs
Land excursions to Oklahoma will
be run over the. Rock Island System
Jan. 5 and. 19, Feb. 2 and 16, March 1
and 15 and April 5 and 19. For fur
ther particulars, call on Or write
. . . : .E.E.. MORGAN,
. . . . HENRY J. GRIPP,
1410 Fifteenth Street. Moline. HI.
More It lota.
Disturbances of strikes are not
nearly as grave as an individual dis
order of the system. Overwork, loss
of sleep, nervous tension will be fol
lowed by utter collapse, unless a re
liable remedy is immediately employ
ed. There's nothing so efficient to
cure disorders of the liver and kidneys
as Electric Bitters. It's a wonderful
tonic, an effective nervine and the
greatest of all medicine for run down
systems. It dispels nervousness,
rheumatism and .neuralgia and expels
malaria germs. Only 5o. and satis
faction guaranteed by ifirtz & LTle
Ttao N"m Witch HaceL -
. The name Witch Hazel is much
abused. E. C. DeWitt & Co Chicago,
are the inventors of.the original and
only genuine Witch Hazel Salve. A
certain cure for cuts, burns, bruises,
eczema, tetter, piles, etc. There are
many counterfeits of this salve, some
of w hich are dangerous, while they are
all worthless. In buying Witch Hazel
Salve see that the name E. C. DeWitt
Sc Co.. Chicago, is on the box and a
cure is certain. Sold by all druggists.
La grippe cough yield quickly to
'he wonderful anirative , qualities of
Foley's Honey and Tar. " There ia
nothing else "just as good."- All druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Waning Honeymoon.
- " - Original:
"I cab. stand this no longer. Just
think! The honeymoon scarcely over
and to be subjected-to such treatment."
"Honeymoon." he replied. "There's
mighty little honey In It. " If that's all
the moon has to eat I don't wcuder it
wane so soon."
TIor could it help wauiug, with you
to get back to those horrid' men
who sent yoa home stupefied the night
before I was going to say the- wed
ding I mean my covenant with Sa
tan?" "Toil mean that our honeymoon
waned because 1 got- 'hiV at uiy
bachelor dinner V
"This Is ho time for your Witticisms.
1 didn't know that ! was placing .my
life In the hands of one who could
lose his fceif respect by pouring wine
down bis throat ." " 'y
"I thought all trachelors were privi
leged to drink a last cupful of happi
jiess before submitting to a life of
"Before dragging a wife Into a life of
'misery, yqu should ' say. Oh. that I
should hate put my neck' in a baiter!"
"And mine in chancery."
, "I'm going back to my mother."
i "And I to my club. - My room there
is not yet taken."
; "I suppose you sent to find out be
fore your promise to love and cherish
was a day old."
: "No; as soon as yours to honor and
Obey was broken."
"I was a fool to promise to honor. I
never promised to obey."
"They should change- the words for
women to 'not to scratch. "
" 'Not to be devils' would do very
well for the inert, only men could not
keep a promise to change their "na
tures." "Singular that you didn't ;see the
hoof Under my stocking when we were
"Oh, the devil knows how to wear
"And his wife knows"
, "He busn't any wife."
"You don't mean It. I thought you
considered 3our husband the devil."
"Satau. the king of devils, couldn't
got n wife. Fortunately women have
too much Hense for that ahyvvuy."
"My experience is that the bigger the
devil the more wives' he may get."
During the latter 'part of this dia
logue the young wife, was putting on
her "thinijs" to go. She looked very
pretty us she stood before a mirror
thrusting pins through hat and hair.
The linger in her cheeks and eyes was
very becoming; besides,' there was occa
sionally a contrasting tremor in her
"Better not Jhb that spike in when
yott're mnd," said the husband, with
brutal plainness. "You might pierce
your br.ihu". .v' "'
"Little you'd care if I did." .
There was more tremolo, which
would have led any but a sulky mau to
seek a reconciliation. . ' ,;
"I might get a new- honeymoon," said
the husbuud tauntingly. '
To this there wus no reply except a
new flash of the eye. She was opening
boxes on the dresser and shutting them
w ith an nngry baug.
"Iooklng for JoUr gloves?" ' y
No answer. . ' ..
"If it's your gloves you're looking for
I've got them in my pocket. You re
member last night when we were walk
ing home and you were telling me how
happy you were becaiise you had such
an admirable husband. Your bands
w ere cold, and you 4oolt off yoUr gloves
ho that I could warm your lingers for
He tossed the glOves on the dresser.
His wife picked them up and walked
out of the room. He heard the front
door bang, then betook himself to bis
Looking about for dome of his former
associates to dine with, he found they
bad all made engagements, and he was
obliged to dine alone. After dinner he
drank his coffee and smoked his cigar
in the. cafe. It didn't look so attrac
tive as it had "ouce looked. ' He was
bored in fact, he was troubled. . Lov
ers who try to make up their minds
that they are haters always feel trou
bled. It was not long before this one
began to 'worry, i thinking he;, might
Lave gone too far and that be -should
have given. his wife a-chauce" lo rndke
up. .'At 0 o'clock he concluded to' go' to
his desolate' bonje.'r -' . . v-'
As he. was approaching be saw the
figure of a woman turn the corner.
She looked up at the house, paused,'
turned away, looked back, turned
again and walked slowly to the bouse.
The husband stepped behind a tree.
The woman went- to the; front door,
stood irresolute, I user ted a key, opened
the door and went in.
"Oh. she took a key. did she?"
He concluded, to take a short walk.
It would hehp matters for her to find
him absent. The house would look as
lonely to her as his club had looked to
him. In an hour be returned and went
in, humming a merry, rune. His wife
was not downstairs, so he sailed np
into their bedroom. She was standing
before the mirror in her nightdress
combing her .hair.- - ,, ,
"Hello"- he said with feigned sur
prise. "Tired ; of your mother al
ready?" There was no answer.
"Oh. I thought . perhaps, you might
be penitentr . , . ,. ...t .
He could "see a flash in her reflection
in the mirror. She put' her hair np in
a knpt. walked to where she had left
her clothes and. began to put them on.
He was a very mean fellow and per
mitted her to dress herself, even' to
putting on her hat But when she
started to leave he caught hep in his
arms, her head fell m his shoulder and I
that was the end of it-foc that time.
- THOMAS TTUCKER. J
"I Faith tia tm kosest quality."
Quality talk should be backed by "the
goods." BUtt Brewery was founded in the
early forties. Blstz quality is almofi
traditional. Every bottle i s f u 1 1 of quality
argument. The "Blstz" chsrscteristics
are all rounded up in the "Wiener."
Ask for it down town. Send a esse home.
UEARDSLEV . BAILEY,, AGENTS.
A VVOR.P ABOUT
Columbia Moulded Cylinder Records
were the first moulded records on the
market by about a year. . '
They always have been Gold-moulded.
A gold mould is the iuly economU
cal and etlicient mould known . to the
Moulded records are superior to the
old engraved records because the3
may be made of harder material.
Hard records last longer and have a
better quality of tone.
A gold-moulded record made of soft
material would be no better in quality
than an engraved record in soft ma
terial. The best moulded records are not
only Gold-moulded. They ara super
hardened. Gold-moulded records are less ex
pensive than engraved records. The
process is simpler.
Formerly, blank cylinders were
moulded, then shaved, then engraved
from an original. The originals soon
wore out under the reproducing
Now, a gold-lined mould is made
from the original, and the product of
that mould is a smoothly finished cyl
inder, with the sound record already
on it. The life of the original is in
creased 10 times, a hundred times, a
a thousand times.
A record is not more expensive be
cause it is gold-moulded.
It is less expensive.
Colimbia Moulded Cylinder Records
are new records, made by a new pro
cess. They are not only gold-moulded.
They are super-hardened.
Irrespective of price, they are su
perior in quality to any other gold
moulded record on the market, and
they sell for only 25 cents.
Ye have just received a large ship
ment of these improved records, mak
ing our stock a very complete one.
Call at our warerooms and investi:
gate. We are, and have always, been,
sole agents for Columbia goods in
Kock Island. Yv"e handle a complete
line of both disc and cylinder ma
chines. Trices, $5 to $03.
1609-1609Vi SECOND AVENUE
to Oklahoma and
one way and $2. round trip,
from Chicago, cheaper still from
Kansas Citv .
MAKCJI 1 and 13.
To Texas, $11 .50 one ' way," $25
round trip. ' To Pecos Valley,
$15.15 one way,- $30 round trip;
El Paso, Tex'., $36.5fl round trip.
Cut out this advt. mail it with
your address to II.' D. Mack, Agt. "
A., T. & S. F. Ry., Rock Island,
and you will receive , full par
ticulars about this unusual
chance to visit the great south
west. 'Tarns Back Time in Itn Flight"
f 1 H If lf Don't be dlarour
1 1 1 1 Y 3 "K"1 t tbesllT-r is
ffl ft in n."awnr position by P-fffl
tiulli errftirroutnfuUook.. Note 11 11
FBEE trial bottt to PHIU HAT, 223 Tfarrtts
ax.. Newark. N. J. Large 50c. IwtUs at druisW.
For sale by T. II. Thomas, druggist.
i'MSIENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE.
Kertj-Kljht Theatasid fllar I'aH
fr s Faaejr Lot f Tebacesv.
f'be biggest purchase of high grade
tobacco ever made in the West bv a
clear manufacturer was made, last
Wednesday by Frank P. Iewi-, I'eorum
III., for his celebrated Single Hinder
cigar. A written guarantee was gi'Ten
that the entire amount was to be fancy
selected tobacco. This, no doubt,
make . ::twl factory the largest
bolder fr t United Butes of tobacco
of so high a grading. Uerull-Trctn.
Ksr&t, Dec tJ, iio
Spring shirts in all the new
colorings and patterns, and
all the late shades and
shapes in stiff " and soft
The New Clothing Store
Economy, tle ltchword
Every economical housewife is ever on the lookout to make a saving
wherever possible. To do this she npt'Oply looks tit the prices, but
also at the quality of the goods., Here you will find prices down to
the lowest notch, and as for quality a t rial is all we ask. Look these
1-pound pkg. scrap C
tobacct 4mI tJ
10 bars Cudahay's Dia-
mond C soap iJ
Best Granulated C
Sugar, 22 lbs M.mJJ
9 Bars Santa Claus C
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
3 packages sMkC
Quaker Oats, Q
per package OC
3 cans M JC
Standard Corn, -
3 cans JC
New York gallon PTP
Klondike Coffee, JO-
per pound mJC
Brazil Coffee, l1-
per pound m.tiC
3 lb. can Green t f
Pure Catsup, 3 'JC.
3 lb. can Egg Ifl
'Remember the Tla.ce, ffear TostoJifice
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. 2" .1525: Iock Island
6 I 9
))) Lx-rr r-T.-- T . . " i' I
One-side of our Bug; the other is
ROCK ISLAND RUG CO..
2225,4th Ave, Rock .Island. Old 'Phone J319 .W; New 'Phone, 5001.
That "FLaJny Day" Fund
Have you started it yet?- Better open an account here' at
once. Make up your mind to keep it here and add to it
whenever possible. He independent.,
WE WILL PAY YOC 4 VKll CENT PEK ANNUM.
1?opb?5 SfrtHottiif T3aB
rock isL xd, 111.
TOP COATS AND
- - "4
i 1714 Second Avenue. J
2 lb. pkg. Ceio-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cera Nut, 2
Best Patent Flour, everjj "
sack guaranteed . . . . t3
Fancy Dairy Butter,
per pound tJC
Gallon Peaches, Jr
per gallon C
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. C
2 large cakes Ivory fT
2 cakes Sapolio 15c
Florida Bvveet russet or- f
"tinges, doz .
3, lb. can extra fancy.,
Toothpicks, 3 large
boxes...... 4. mLXJC
Pure Maple Syrup, -
quart bottle tJC
Shredded Cocoaout, 't C
Do It Now!
Telephone us to
call for your Car
pets and have
them cleaned, re
. laid, nnd those old
'Carpets worn by
beating (the old
way) made info
just like it.
Oh! Come and Look!
. Here's exactly the design 3'u want
ed for your bedroom wall paper. Yen,
and here are other designs you've
been looking for to huit your ideas as
to wall decoration for every room and
hall in your ' house. Pricen are very
reasonable, they range from
3c ip to $20.
PAR1IDON a SON.
419 SEVENTEENTH STREET.
Old 'phone' Union 213. New 'phone 2513