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THE AR&ttSr TUtJRSD AT, MARCH 17. 1904.
Pablianed Daily and Weekly at ISM Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, I1L Entered at
t ne poatofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week. Weekly,
tl per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must hare
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed oyer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
sh p in Bock Island county.
Thursday, March IT, 1904.
Democratic Convention and Prima
The democratic voters of the city of
Hock Island will meet at their respec
tive wards Thursday, March 17, from
6 to 7:30 p. m., 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
an may be proper to transact as said
The places of holding such primary
elections are designated as follows:
Firnt ward I'ysinger's barber shop,
Fourth avenue and Fourth street.
Second ward Xaab's building1. Sev
enth avenue and Twelfth street.'
Third ward County jail building.
Fourth ward Frick's livery stable.
Third avenue, between Nineteenth and
Fifth ward Ho.-e house on Twenty-
second st reot.
Sixth ward Hose hone on Twentj'-
Seventh ward Thicsen's blacksmith
shop. Moiine avenue and Forty-fourth
In each ward where the judges and
clerks have not been named the ward
committee will see that the places are
filled imc'er the primary system. A
ballot box and tally sheet will be nec
essary, and 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.
R. Smith, I'd Murphy, George Free
stone. Second ward Ward committee.
Third ward J. Grotegut, J. F. Kgan,
Fourth ward .7. W. Linn, A. Brady.
T. Murray. .1. Tobin.
Fifth ward (J. I'. Stauduhar, John
Finnegan. .Joseph Free.
Sixth ward (Jeorge Wright, Frank
Meenan, .1. I.uck.
Seventh ward Ward committee.
The basis of representation for the
selection of delegates will be one del
egate for each 20 votes or the major
fraction thereof cast for Bryan and
Stevenson in 1900.
The city-township convention of the
democratic party of Bock Island-will
be held at Turner hall, in said city,
Saturday evening, -March 19, at 8
o'clock. Tor the purpose of nomina
ting candidates for the following of
fices: One supervisor, three assistant su
pervisors, nne assessor, and one col
lector. Also to elect a chairman of the city
township committee and to transact
such other business ns 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 ward "....It delegates
Third ward 10 delegates
Fourth ward 12 delegates
Fifth ward 13 delegates
Sixth ward 15 delegates
Seventh ward IS delegates
.7. W. CAYAXAt'CII. Chairman.
.T. T. Sexton. Secretarv.
Democrats who may hare over-
looked the fact that this Is the day of
the primary elections in their party
should remember that the polls are
open In the respective wards until
7::io o'clock tonight. Look up the
place of. meetings in the official call
and attend to this duty before the
polls close. The good name of the
party in ICock Island and the stand
ins of Its candidates before the peo
ple demands the participation of
every respectable democrat to the
extent at least of casting his ballot In
the primaries as well as in the rego
The Argus declines to follow where
.Tohn !.. nev leads.
A New Jersey preacher has declared
for Sunday golf and his salary has
- I'ncle ,1.e Cannon laughed when
asked alMiiit his boom. -Laugh and the
politicians laugh with you.
Snnies-Dmnont l-oked the world's
fair grounds over yesterday. The suc-c-e-s
.f the fair is again assured.
An Indiana sclu.ol teacher whipped
T? vpils in one ay. This is working
the 32n 1 decree with a vengeance.
It would be jdeasant if Tokio and
St. Petersburg would form an alliance
1o give the whole truth to the world
All democrats should vote in the
primaries today. If they do not they
may have no candidate to vote for
John Looney has dominated tw
primaries in the Fourth and Fifth
warrfs within a' week. Will he dotni
nate another in each today? Hardlj-
, We don't remember whether It was
Foster r Hicks who told us to beware
the iJes of March,' but at any rate
these are them. Quincv Herald.
lieally. it was unkind of Wall street
not to become more excited over a
supreme court decision. Hut then
what's the supreme court to us trust
Yates as a Candidate.
The Centralia Sentinel thus warns
its party of the danger before it, in
the event of Yates leing renominated
which seems now a little more than
iikciv: i ne sentinel nas no ax to
grind, or grievance to even up on in
fact, were the matter personal our
Lending should be toward the candi
dacy of (iov. Yates. What we place
above all else is party good, and we
cannot but believe that the best inter
ests of the party demand a stronger
and abler man than Yates. That we
are right in our position we give the
figures below to prove, and ask any
man who thinks otherwise to irive one
reason why the governor is noV
weaker man today than four years
ago. We have taken the counties
alphabetically, and have given few
that are the other wav it is onlv a
few when so, and the total figures at
Ihe top show lhat the other counties
would he different still (in no comily.
as we remember, did Yates lead 200
votes.) Read these figures carefully
and study them well, and then if you
are a lover of the republican party.
still want lates, go to the polls on
the 17th and say so; if you cannot
conscientiously explain these figures
away, then as you love your party, do
not vote to handicap it. The vote is
yours, and every republican owes it
to his party to vote. Bead:
Plurality 5.0!:5 C.2.114
Adams s.o:::; 7.G02
Alexander 2.77H 2.740
Boone 3.1.V.I 0.04
Bureau 3.47S 3.410
Cook 200.SS4 190.303
Christian 2.G::i 1.942
Clinton 70S C97
Coles 4.700 4.074
DeKalii 3.912 3.771
DuBaue :;.s::s :t.:;r7
Kflingham l.MG l.s-li
Fayette n.05 S . :i.03S
Crundy ::.09S ::.027
Hancock 4.110 4.000
Iroquois 3.24:5 3.202
.Jefferson 2.791 2.791
,7o l)aiess ::.429 3,403
Kane Il.s7s 10.000
Kankakee 3.7S9 5.341
Kendall 2.121 2.059
Bake 5.1:50 5.000
La Salle 1 1.7:5f 11.344
Lee 4.91 '. 4.S20
Madison 7.497 . 7.497
Marion 3.274 3.211
Me Henry 5.234 5.137
Ogle 5.255 5.1. S3
Peoria 10.5 s 1 10.515
Piatt 2.040 2.451
Hock Island 7.500 7.000
St. Clair 9.752 9.701
Steeiison 4.077 4.011
Tazewell 3.957 3.945
Union 1.095 -1.6O0
Washington 2.351 2.342
Wayne 3.17.S 3.170
Williamson 3.723 2.170
Winnebago . . 8.019 7.070
Kepnblicans Claim Everything;.
I :cp resent alive" Sbeppaid of Tox:
was piling it up on the Republicans
In the excellent speech which he made
the other duy on the tariff question for
claiming all the prosperity under the
"Why, Mr. Speaker." said, this fer
vent young Texan, "the next thing I
expect to see is some Republican ris
ing in his place here and proposing to
amend the Old Testament. I expect
some prophet of prosperity Will rise
In his pine and move to strike. the
name of Hie deity from the first line
of the first chapter of the book of
Genesis ao that it will rend:
"'In the beginning the Republican
party created the heavens and the
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
Very low one way and round trip
rates to a number of points north,
west and south via the C, . I. & P.
railway March 15.
$22.30 Peoria to Houston and 'San
Antonio. Texas, and return, and all
intermediate points, Tuesday, March
1 and 13, 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
serice. Write or call on us for full
information. City ticket office. 320
Main street, Peoria; 'phone 398. O. A.
Smith, commercial agent.
EDI CAJIONAL TOI K.
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turn April 23. 1!H4.
Directed by C. R. Vandervort, prin
cipal of Greeley' school. Peoria; 540,
the regular railroad fare, cover every
necessary expense for the week, in
cluding meals, sleeping car berth,
board in Washington, guides. sk?e
trips, etc. Send for circular giving
detailed information. Allen M. Xve,
T. P. A., Big Four Route, Peoria, 111.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Professor.FIIrt and Another Girl
Professor Martin, a young scientist,
taught a class of girls -at Miss Ral
ford's school three times a week for
one hour a day. He never began bis
lecture without blushing and stammer
ing, but when he once forgot the bat
tery of eyes leveled at him he ceased
to flounder and warmed to his subject.
"Girls," said Kate Doughty one day
after lecture. "I'm going to make love
to "Marty" (the professor's sobriquet)
"What for'r" asked Celia Thurston.
"Try it. Kate," said one.
"Don't." said another. "He'll faint
"Don't you think vou'd better be
studying tut for examinations';" asked
"Oh. Celia, you make me tired
Yjm're too serious for this world. 1
shouldn't have said anything about
this matter before 3011. You'll go to
Marty and give me away."
"I would have a perfect right to do
so. but I won't."
"Whv not. if you think a little fun
such a sin?"
"Because If be is so stupid as to be
gulled by you he is not worth saving
from the misery you may cause him."
"I don't mean to cause him any mia
cry- I want to give him a lesson in
loveniaklng. It's Just the thing he'll
need when he comes to want a wife."
So Kate at the conclusion of the next
lecture on slar physics remained In
the classroom after the other girls had
departed, ostensibly to ask some ques
"Yon say. Professor Martin," she
said, casting her eyes down demurely.
"that the heat of the sun makes us.
builds up our bodies, gives us the
heat we need. Does it make the heart
"Certainly, though we can more
readily trace the .connection to elec
tricity. It has been demonstrated that
the heart pulsates"
"Oh, professor," said Kate, looking
up with mock reproach in her eyes.
"you're not going to tell me that love
is nothing but electricity I"
Flirts and lady killers know that
the most effective way to make love,
as well as the safest way. is to look It
rather than say it. Out of Miss Dough
ty's eyes there came n look of tender
ness that was intended to appear spon
taneous, uncontrolled. How she called
up the blush that accompanied it Is a
mystery, unless indeed it came from
a sense of guilt at the part she was
"I was considering the heart as a
mechanical contrivance, not as an ein
blem of affection, replied the pro
fessor, apparently oblivious to Miss
Doughty's Innocent manner of betray
Ing her love for hfni. "Experiments
upon the heart of a frog"
There was a suppressed titter at. the
keyhole, where two or three of the girls
were listening the rvst had too much
sense of honor to stoop so low but
neither the professor nor Miss Doughty
"A frog Is such a cold thing, pro
fessor. Surely you wouldn't consider
my heart and that of a frog in the
This was accompanied by another re
proachful look which might mean a
good deal more than a mild reproof
for bringing the frog into the discus
You are mixing the domain of mat
ter and foroe with that of the soul."
The professor persisted in Ignoring the
girl's lovelorn looks. "With the latter
I have nothing to do. If I can help
you to understand the subject of these
lectures I shall be happy to do so. If
you desire jKints on psychology I
"No, no, professor, you mistake me.
All I wanted to know was whether
the sun causes our mechanical hearts
to beat. The subject of love, I admit.
is In quite a different domain, a
domain in which I would never think
of consulting one so so uns3'mpa-
The professor had assumed a very
decided tone, and Miss Doughty's last
words were a final effort to break
through his reserve. He stood leaning
on his desk waiting. Miss Doughty
had persisted In leading him away
from his legitimate subject, and he did
not encourage her to remain longer.
She gave him one glance and saw that
she had been defeated. Then, with a
cold "thank you," she left the room.
for the rest of the term Miss
Doughty, who was very much dis
gruntled at her ill success in making
a fool of Professor Martin, was dubbed,
by her schoolmates "the frog hearted
Miss Doughty." This annoyed her
excessively, but something she began
to notice during the last week ltefore
vacation worried her. The professor
and Miss Thurston were seen frequent
ly together and took no pains to con
ceal an appearance of an especial in
terest in each other. Then one day
the girls all received Invitations to the
wedding of rrofessor Elnathan Martin
and Miss Celia Tbnrston, to take place
the day after the graduation exercises.
With flaming cheeks Miss Ioughty
approached Miss Thurston to apologize
for her attack on the professor.
"Oh, that's of no consequence, Kate.
You mustn't think III of Professor
Martin. He couldn't very welf respond.
In the first place, he doesn't know how
to flirt, and In the second, teing en
gaged to me at the time of your at
tack, he had to behave himself. Don't
fall to come to the wedding. We shall
both expect yon."
But Kate found it expedient to leave
for home immediately after the gradu
ating exercises. Her luck as a flirt
was never cood. She was lilted three
times before she was married, and her)
husband was the most prosaic of men. 1
ALICE BROOKS. I
ailcaK-J.Mi.rch it -rouowtnx are tbe opei.
fng, hhrnett. lowest and cloaior quotation
la today's markets;
Mat. fH, -v4 9i M1
Jttl. 9Hi V , SW KJ" .
Sept , 85; B5?4: slS;
Ma. S: fSH"
July 50S : to: 0;
. Sept., ii ; bu1,- 8?: 50.
MaT. S9 ; 40-: S9V 39.
Jnlt. Jteoi -:;'; H -Sept.,
334; 83H; J
May. IS 72 IJT5 13 0 13 65
July, 14 B5 14 OK 13 82: 13 J-i
May. 7 OS: 7.06 : 6 97: 7.O0
July. 7.22; 7 84. 7.U. 7 IS
May. 7 O 7 Oi 6 90 6 9
July. 7.i2; 7.15; 7 05 . 7 01
Rye. May 71; July 70; flax. N W. 115; s.
W. U9; May in; bar.ey K72 57.
Receipt today: wnu la. corn ui oau
103. nog 35.030; cattle 6 :00; sheev lS.wm
nog market opened weak to Ec lower.
Urol t4oft5.40: mtxea auu w.LCt
r. I5.i0v.v: good heavy. 15 1535 5i rougo
Caul marcet opened weak. 10c lower.
Saeep market opened steadv.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hor market slow. 5c lower.
Lttnt. tt 9095 4 : mixed and butcbers. 5.10
C : rood Heavy, to.ibibto; rcugn neavy
name market wear. 10c lower. .
Keevea f3 I5ai6ii, cows and belters 11.15
lj.ti.4u, stockergand leecers 2 205t4.30. "
tsaeep market steady.
Hog market closed slow.- 10c lower.
Lignt, 4 7535.55; mixed and ouicnerat5 05
.a.s: Kooa neavy, fa-iuooto: rouga neavy,
WO lOttu O J.
Cmtie market closed dull and weak.
Sheep market closed steady.
Estimated receipts Friday; Wbeat 15.
corn iw, oau via, nogs iw.ooo.
Nw York Stocks.
New York March 17 Tbe t olio wing are tie
.losing quotations on tbe New York stock
Sugar l?5X.Oas9 'i. C R 1. & P. 21 .South
ern t-aciuc 434. u. & u. .fn. AtcmsoD com'
tnoa 6?S. Atchison ptd. 9o, C. M & St. P
HA. Manhattan copper 4:14'. W. U.
Tel. Co. t9. L. & N lHhi. C & A. bit. Rdg.
common iz'i. can. t-acinc 1 r.'ja. ieatner. com
nion li. K T. 42J. Paciuc Mail 20 U
S. Steel ptd. 68M.U. S. Steel common IIH
Pen u a. 11(5. Mo. Pacific 91 S. Union Pact tic
7G coal end Iron .i?1, Krie common 2hJ..
wababb ptd. 86, Car foundry 2m. C. & u.
W. H. Rep. Steel ptd., 44. Ren. stiel com
mon "7. New York Central 1.6U. Illinois
LOCAL StAKKKT CONDITIO.
U notation on Provisions,
8toffk. Fes1 snd PaeL
Rock Island. March 17. Following are tbe
quotations on the local market.
Batter Creamery J2c,23c, dairy zoc.
Kg Fresh 17c.
Live Doultrr Sm-lne chicken 0c rer
pound oens 8c per pound, turkeys 14c.
ducks 10c, cees 8c
Vegetables Potatoes. 8c. OiiIols ?.25.
Cattle Steers 13.50 to tl 75. cows and
belters 11 00 to 14.00. calves 13.00 to 1 6 00
Hogs Mixed and butchers (4 75 to (5.50
Sheep Ycarlinn or over. 13 to u. 14 50.
Lambs 11.00 to 15(0
Feed and Fuel,
Grain Corn 48' to 52c; oats. 4'c
Forage Timothy hay. t8.50 to f 10: prairie
tn to 9, straw t e 50.
Wood Hard, per load 85 5J
Coal Lump. Der bushel 14c. slack, ner
John Volk 6c Co.,
Dealers in .vinjle and double strength
I'.linds and Moulding?, eneered and
Hardwood Floorinsr of all kinds.
Dealer in s-inrle and double strength
Window Glas., Polished Plate, Ileveled
Plate and Art Glass.
nil and 329
HOCK ISLAND, : : : ILLINOIS.
cleans out the refuse, heals the irritated secretive linings of the stomach, stim
ulates an activity of the digestive fluids and tones up the entire tract. Blood is
pure when digestion is complete. Dr. Taber's Pepsin Compound produces
perfect, healthy digestion.
TABLETS, 10c, 25c, 50c. at drug stores. Liquid Form, 50c. and $1.
To prove its
DR. TABER MFG.
,1a nd Sv
are some of
$D1.00 to San Francisco Tiwlay!
Sm.OO to Los Angeles Today!
?r.0.00 to Portland Today!
S.W.rKI to Seattle Today!
$r.0.00 to Taeoma Today!
Sno.OO t Spnkane Today!
to Helena, HiiMe and Aanconda r Today
$!0.i0 t Oklahoma points March 15.
fll..'0 to Texas points March 12.
Full information at this office.
Direction Chamb e run. Ki n dt a Company,
Three Nights and Saturday Matinee
Thursday, March 17.
Holden Comedy Co ,
In a repertoire of standard plays
New people, new songs, new seenery
new danees. new eostiimes, new pie
SPIXIATIES NET WEEN ACTS.
I'riees: lOe, 2()c and ::0c. I.adie
free Thursday night.
Special matinee Saturda3
A WOR.D ABOUT
Columbia Moulded Cylinder Records
were the first moulded records on the
market by about a year.
They always have been Gold-mould
ed. A gold mould is the only economl
cal and efficient mould known to the
Moulded records are superior to the
old engraved records because they
may be made of harder material
Ilard records last longer and have
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
The best moulded records are not
onlv (iold-moulded. They are super
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. Ihe 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.
Columbia 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 erold-
moulded record on the market, and
thev sell for onlv 25 cents.
We 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
Rock Island. We handle a complete
line of both disc and cylinder ma
chines. Trices, $5 to $C5.
1609-1609 SECOND AVEXUH.
You can eat anything, digest it and
enjoy it if you give your stomach a
thorough course of treatment with
Dr. Taber's pepsin Compound.
Perhaps your stomach is over
worked and accumulates undigest
ed matter which ferments and up
sets the entire system, causing
belching and bloating, bad breath,
a languid, wear) feeling, sleep
merits, we will seed sample
mail. Free, to any address.
low rates which the Rock
F. H. PLUMMER,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
3. F. BOYD. D. P. A Davenport, low
Spring shirts in all the new
colorings and patterns, and
all the late shades and
shapes , in v stiff and soft
GustalFson Sz Mayes,
The New Clothing Store
W I11! '1 1 'M I M"M"I' M-1
Economy, the Waichword
Every economical housewife is ever on .the lookout to make a saving
wherever possible. To do this she not- only looks at the prices, but
also at the quality of the goxls. Here you Avill find prices down to
the lowest notch, and as for quality a trial is all we ask. Look these
1-pound pkg. scrap
10 bars Cudahay's Dia- y Es
mond C soap IkJC
Best Granulated X ff
Sugar, 22 lbs 1UU
9 Bars Santa Claus y C
Egg-O-See and Vigor, y
3 packages iJC
per package OC
3 cans mJC
Standard Corn, -
3 cans m JC
New York gallon
Klondike Coffee, .
per pound 1UC
per pound 1m2C
3 lb. can Green X gk
Pure Catsup, 3 C
3 lb. can Egg 1A
Ttemember the Tlace, ear TostoJifice
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. Sit 'Kk0. 11: Rock Island
P. J. LEE.
I For Sale... v
I A modern house of nine rooms and reception hall, butler
pantry, kitchen pantry, bath, two toilet rooms, lavatory,
china closet, linen closets, three fireplaces, furnace heat, laun-
dry, hot and cold water, large cistern in connection with latin-
dry, cement walks, lot 00x220 feet with driveway, fruit trees
j and shrubs. For particulars address,
J P. O. Box 267. Rock Island. 111.
1 t ij
J ! tXm
TOP COATS' AND ::
t 1714 Second Avenue.
2 lb, pkg. Cero-Frnto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cera Nut, 2 X C
llesf Patent Flour, everjj
sack guaranteed tmtJ
Fancy Dairy Butter, yfg
per pound sLXJC
Gallon Peaches, P
per gallon SaitC
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. C .
2 large cakes Ivory P
3 cakes Sapolio 15c
Florida sweet russet or-
anges, doz C
.3 lb. can extra fancy
sliced Pineapple mJv
Toothpicks, 3 large ti-i. '
boxes .4 llC
Pure Maple Syrup, tZg-
quart bottle MyC
Shredded Cocoanut, C
pound ..' lJC
Vte Paper Hunger
sent out from here will do SAT
ISFACTORY WORK, and do it
Have a choice select ion. The
patterns are new and many are
Also a full line of Mouldings,
Paihts, Oils,. Glass, Brushes, etc.
Estimates furnished on all kindH
of painting and paper ha aging.
-l31 cond Artoae.
Onnoilte Cnnrt Ilon.a.
Amongst the Decorators
keeps them pretty busy just now, but
we are always prompt and obliging t
our patrons, and our work is not only
thorough, but first class in every respect.-
Our high art wall papers Khow
all the newest and most beautiful de
signs and richest colorings. If yon
want your walls redecorated,' your
wood work painted, or your ceiling
frescoed, you will find us artists in
PAIUDON a SON.
419 SEVEN rEENTTI STREET.
Old 'phone Union 213. New 'phone 25,13 '