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THE ABOT7E, FBIDAY, MAECH 18, 1904
THE UNION AND ITS
An a rule, all is fair in politics.
That is to say, all that comes within
the requirements of the law and truth
is fair. It is therefore' unreason
able to expect that the Hock It la ml
Union should entertain views entirely
in harinonj' with the .democratic idea
in matters (ertaimng to democratic
iffairs. But regardless of political
opposition and lack of sympathy with
whatever conduces to democratic har
mony and success, there is no reason
why the Union should not he pui.led.
to an extent at least, by the elements
of truth in discussing happenings in
the democratic party. Much less is
there reason v hy, under any circum
stances, the Union should gie its col
umns over, to perversions and misrep
resentations of the .'it nation, as
prompted by Mr. Looney himself.
This is not a factional fight in the
ranks of 1he democratic party. It is a
fight of the party, practically unani
mous against Looneyism. Anil despite
the fact that the Unit n may have
flown to Mr. loney's defense because
of his alliance with the reigning in
fluences, locally peaking, within the
republican party, there is a tory large
representation of the republican par
ty, including followers of both the
Yates ;iml l.owdcii standards who arc
i. pj. -. In I lie tactic wlncii .Mr.
Looney has adopted in In th political
parties in Hock Island, and who are
anxious to see them put down in eith
er party in the interest of thaf good
citizenship which rises above the
claims i f partisanship in any form.
The democratic party has determin
ed to rid itself of Looneyism. and ihe
fact that the Union has become the
tin uthpiece N( f Looney will not and
can fc.-t deter it in that mo?t rightei.u
mission. ' , -
In its columns of this morning the
Union, whether from the deduction
of Mr. Looney himself or its own eal
dilations, deliberately misrepresent
the significance of the returns. The
story of the democratic caucuses, a?
ty'd in its own columns, is directly
c ntradictory to the face that ifseeks
to put iiikii the results. And this is
not the first time that the Union ha
been the instrument of absolute pm
varicaf ion of proceedings in the move
ment against Looneyism. A day or two
ago it published a false statement con
cerning an anti-l.i onoy meeting at the
Harper and passed it off as an un
biased news report. That story
came from I.ooney himself, and et
the Union, without investigating fur
ther as to its truth. gae it sfxice for
its prejudicial effect.
The Unit n may not realize the fact
I. ut tlie tune is coming when tlie re
publican party in Itock Island pro
poses to lake uiHin itself the same
job of honsecieaninir that the demo
crats have about finished.
And then where wol the mon'b
piece of Mr. Looney be? We fear the
morning sheet has gotten on the
wrong side as usual.
L00B3SY IS ROUTED.
Continued from I'age Five.
Henry Tappendorf ; Sixth ward. '. C
Wilson. .1. T. Shields, Fred Calkins.
John Schnitzer. Frank Meenan.tieorge
Wright. L. X. I'oiirdeau. T. J. O l'.rien,
J. F. Dindinger. Patrick Kennedy,
Herman Detjens. Frank Van Horheck,
Albert I'.urton, J. H. U. I'.uck. F. Wich;
Seventh ward. ,L. Funk'iistein. Paul
Thiesen. J. K. Larkin. Miles McKinney,
('. Christiansen. A. Peck. Jehu Hill.
LM Ward. A. C. Hanson. J. II. Kerr. A.
Schofer, William Jteals. ;. A. Schu
macher. Chip From the CauruMi
Fair-inimled men. republicans as
well as democrats, who put citizen
ship ahead of partisanship, will not
look with favor upon those in high
places, either municipal or federal,
winking at practices that they
know better than anyone else arc not
tolerable in the eyes of a solf-respect-
ing citizenship. A word to the wis
should be sufficient.
Ihdegates elected on anti-Looney
tickets should be guarded about giv
ing proxies. Then- is no easier way
to play into Mr. Looney hands than
to give a proxy to bim or any of his
This is a time when all professing
democrats should not In ashamed ti
show their true .-colors. I'v their
fruits yeshall know them.
it was no mans victory. It was
simply the triumph of decency over
corrupt political methods.
The success of the best element of
democrats in Kock Island yesterday.
and which will be emphasized in the
city-township convention Saturday ev
ening, is a demonstration of what may
be accomplished by the representative
citizens of the party doing their duty
ami attending their primaries. When
it is shown that law and order must
prevail, it is also shown that Looney
has no following.
Where John Looney works 1 here 1 he
The New Styles in
Are now in and ou are invited
to come and see them. We are
showing many new styles, and
as they come from makers of
high grade-juvenile clothing of
national reputation, you'll avoid
disappointment in buying here.
Our Children's and Boys' Cloth
ing has the snap and style only
to be found in the high grade
makes. We don't say they are
r as cheap as the ordinary kind.
They are not. We show a child s
suit in the high grade make at
$5.00, and you can have the
same goods, lacking the style
and fine workmanship, in an
ordinary make at S3.95.
Baseball. Bat and Mitt Free With Siils
From S2.50 and Up v
Shimon . JNtosenfelder
police will be found. In the republi
can primaries recently Lconey con
fined his personal efforts to the
Fourth ward." and there the police
were on guard. Yesterday Looney
was not in the Fourth and there were
no police there after the proceedings
were begun and it was thovyn that it
was n t a favorable day for practice:
of this kind. Looney devoted himse
to the Fifth ward, and there two po
licemen were on miard at the .floor
r:t the primary.
Aid. Plochllnger shows that' he
stands for more than mere office. He
stands f r fairness-to all citiz.ens am
honest political methods. It is sncl
men that do honor to Ihe council and
to the party they represent.
Kvery democrat who stood yester
rlav for fair play in politics did a serv-
:ce to both democrats and republicans
that is worth oceans of talk.
The audacity f Looney in holding a
primary of his own in tlie Seventh
ward without public call or regular
ity is but additional evidence of what
his methods have been in the past
and The Argus simply points it out t
all good democrats, feeling that com
uicnt is unnecessary.
To right-minded republicans who
feel that the element which has at
emnted to debauch democracy should
not find lodgment in republican ranks
it must be a cheering spectacle to see
the party organ reach out a welcom
ing hand to dignify practices which
to say the least, the Union's own sense
f decency should demand that it
March 17-1'J. Holden Comedy com
March 2. "A Millionaire 1 ramp.
March 'Si.' John T. McCutcheon
A full house witnessed the opening
production'. "Nobody's Claim," by flu
Holden Comedy company at the llli
nois last, night. Neat specialties wen
introduced. The ensragement is for
three nights. ,
Weber A- Fields, who are now play
ing an engagement at the liarricK
theatre in Chicago, are said to have
the funniest show in their career as
fuiunakcrs. The jokes are creditei
with beimr of a new brand. Here are
some of them:
Weber Ain't - Cermany populatec
with the French?
Fields Not since the Franco-tier-
Weber f remember that war. l It
was on a Ihursdav, wasn t it.'
Weber They don't treat us like gen
tlemen. Aren't we gentlemen?
Fields Yes. but fine of us ain't.
Amen is the finish of a slow
Weber I am so exhaustioiieil. Why
didn't von bring me here in a hack?
Fiehls I couldn't tret fine to fit vou,
And. besides. w henever the horses look-
d at ytitl they fainted.
Fields Suppergrcentz, you are too
fat. Why don't vou try this physical
Weber Don't talk to me about ex
reise I bought fine of those rubber
hings and hung it up in my room.
nd in 4 days I gained 12 pounds.
Fields Perhaps you didn't use it
n c it gh? . - .WEra
Weber Why. do you have to use it?
Fields The more I look at this place
the more 1 am convinced that it will
e the best thing 1 ever put your
Weber Well. I will say .one thing
for you. Whenever you have pushef
my money in you have Hone H got mi.
It never came back. Sometimes 1
have a suspicion when you are around
hat my money di.n't belong to me.
Louis Mann - This is the Seine river.
Weber- I should think it would be
in-Seuie rier auer noai :ug ;ii uu..
iris so hmg.
Fields (to Weber) Mike, we wih
not be hard on you. I cannot for
get tj.at you f nee were my friend and
;iad mi nev. We will give vou a work-
ng interest in mr h tel.
Weber A working interest?
Field: Ye-, vou can carry he
trunks up stairs.
Weber I see by the apers that a
trust is a n octopus. What is an octopus?
Fields A octopus? Why. er a
jetopiis is what put that in your
ad? h. I fint it. A octopus is. a
feller that charges $10 to tell you thai
votir eves ain't no good.
Louis Mann Ha! that makes me
comical. Oct pus has got with the
eyes nothing to do. It's a piece of the
year. August, Septemiier. Octopus.
Louis Mann Idea? What is
Field: An idea is like a dream;
only you doiit wake up.
Louis Mann (to Weber, who has ln-cn
acting as a lelllx.y at the hotel)
You arc. no longer a bellboy. You arc
a waiter. You have lceif promoted
Weln r Must I lw a super here?
Mann Yes. a sotier. a fi-her and n
meater; also a deserter.
Lillian I'us.'ell Dear me. but I feel
as if I had changed in disposition
since I came here.
l'ettr Dai ley Don't worry. A few
hours in a hotel like this would change
any one's disposition.
-k .' 2B O S T O JV S T O R JE -k
P l I A L BARGAIN
Don't Fail to Profit by these Low Prices Pla ced on Sale
Saturday Morning Sale Continues .ive Week
75he Cloak Room
The largest and lest and most com
plete stock of Ladies Ileady-to-Wear
garments ever seen in the tri-cities.
The low prices will interest you.
All suits, j-kirls and jackets altered to
lit free of charge. -
Don't fail to see our silk dresses,
two piece suits, and be sure to inspect
our new line of Children's Dresses,
sizes for children 4 years of age to 14.
Prices 50c to S5
In one piece, sailor, ljiissian blouse,
Save Time and Money.
M'KCIAI, 1 lot wrappers QQ
1 lot children's spring
1 lot misses short
50 doz. new white ami colored - Cri
shirt waists OUC
2.1 doz. beautiful white, embroidered
."0 new tailored suits, 4
Worth one-third more.
Men's $l..-.u fine wool
hose, pair. .
Ladies black hose,
One small hit silk plaited (light
colors) and fancy colored
boot 73c hose
China Mattimr. tier yard Mo
Japanese Matting, per yard. ... . l'.'i
New ladies fancy neckwear,
stocks and collars -.n-
Ladies scrim cull's ami collars, per
Choice of any $1.50 umbrella in
stock .' SI.'-'!
Ladies' New Shoes
All the new styles. Our $.'! and $H.50
is the greatest shoe value eer offered
Special bai LNiin
at $1.V. and ...
dent's fancy black, gray, tan and
champagne colors, lace, drop stitched
hose, worth 15c, QP
pair for .tOC
Adler's men's $1.50 mocha, dress and
silk lined glmes, f Q
choice I I v7
rlo es . . . . , 85c
The best 5Ue :til bosom OO
colored shirts OOC
One line of our men's 50c nn
woik shirts OOC
One lot boys line bicycle ''5c
hose, sizes ti
.One lot children's ribbed
hose, pair . . . .'
25 dozen ladies fine 50c hose
gauze, lisle and lace boot and all
fiver lace. ::5e per pair,
or "I pair for -..
20e and 25c. .'52 inch and :.( inch
w hite mercerized oxfords 4 q1
and corded white goods. Ifciv
500 yards 25c bleached U-4 -t j
sheetinc. short lemrths, IOU
.Hi-inch wide Lonsdale mus
lin, up to 4 yard lemrths....
25c line colored Sw iss, rtl
for. tier yard ItC
MO doz. silk cotton, all
and white :!c ball,
or two for
MO doz. fringed barber
Two dozen limit to one person.
Fifteen per cent discount on
all Mr. Liddeil .V: Co.'s tine nap
kins and unliemmed bordered
Winn a corset feels like a well-fitting
glove you rest assured that some
thing is being attained in the figure
result. Just 11. is result is secured
A light corset of Katiste, a reliable
fabric which resists the strain, lifting
smoothly, and beautifully shaping the
form into the up-to-date figure style,
ONE DOLLAR. PER PAIR.
One small lot of ladies' 7 c
woo, pints: siz s .'J and OQ
4, etioice OiJC
Small lot of Miss-s 8!h5
and $1 wool no ion suits
One 'ot of Ladie vc Is and
pants, eerue, white ami cream,
our 39c garment,
Full piece navy blue, black nzd
white, and gray ami white A I
lest calicos "TC
Our entire lins of imported 25c
ginghams and madras r
shii tin-s IOC
500 12-mo. b:oks and Vai lectin
series, worth 15c and INc q
"Her Majesty" $2.25 Cue cor
sets sizes 22 to 30, 1 nr
w hile they last l.fc.O
Untiled Swiss ( 'urlains, pr.. I'Jc
Uu tiled Swiss Curtains, pr . .75c
5 dozen crush leather belts, in
' black and colors, ORn
1 lot 50 and 75c wrist ..Q
Men's pure linen handkerchiefs,
special values at 25c, 15 Qq
20 doz. ladies mussed
25c handkerchiefs....... IOC
Children's Alphonso and (iaston Qrt
picture handkerchiefs OC
50c Vami Mai Lining QQft
10 pieces still remain of those T5o and
S5c fancy check and stripe fQ
silks at OOC
We will continue to sell t hoe C5c
"dress goods during this AQn
event for , rOU
Only 25 doz left of those beautiful
mercerized black petticoats that hae
created such a sensation when 4 flfl
offered at I.UU
The balance will be closed tint at
the same price.
The desirable merchandise in im
mense variety, dress good-;, silks, trim
mings, shiit waists, milliners, suits,
jackets, muslin and silk underwear,
men's furnishings ladies and chil
dren's and men's underwear, shoos,
gloves, veilings, lining-, handkerchiefs,
linens, wash good-, lull-. leather
goods, fancy goods, r'igs. lace cur
tainj dru polios, carpels, inaltius,
dinner ware, house fiirni-hings, etc.
Basement Bargains -5c
At 5c PER CHOICE.
Articles worth Me and 15c, dessert
plates, egg cups, glass jolly dishes,
peppers and salts, pin trays. r
scap dishes, eto, choice sJVj
Articles worth 25c, fancy China shoes
tooth pick holders, creamers, Iflo
dessert plates, choice I Vll
Articles worth ll-sc- beautiful cups
and saucers, sugars and creamers,
eake plates, dessert plat'-s, oat meal
dishes, mugs, berry bowls, ir
etc.. choice IOC
New Soft Finish Organ
dies. The newest ilesiyns, large rose de
signs in blue, hclio. pink and tan.
ski: Til KM.
Fresh carnations icccivcd daily at
Closing out special lines of enam
eled kitchen ware at about cost.
Marned (St Von Moour,
A 'd 4
Fourth Ave. ancl Seveivteenih St
IT'S A LITTL,B FURTHER BUT
Saturday, March 19, commences
our third year in the shoe busi
ness, and to emphasize the fact we
are going to do business vfor one
week at a loss; a liberal cut in prices
all tnrougn the house. tJelow we
quote you a few of the many "good things" in shoes we offer:
Iludd's Haby ShfK's. sizes !Q Mdney Tiros'. Welt Slioe for misses, -Men's Shoes. ici kid and box calf, all
5 to vi. sidd at $1.... , sie 12 to udd A ( sizes, sold at A i r-
75o grade "" ACk !'4 1.95
flr 4VC Mens Shoes, ici .i,, yejour and box
Little Woman's Shoe, I w heel, patent calf, sold at -v a
Misses Schcf l Shf.es. sizes - QQ t i p. sizes to 5. Mdd "I Q $3 -t40
1-' to 2. sold at $1.25 VOC at $l.-'5 Men's Shoes, patent colt, patent kid
..... enamel bluchcr and lace, a!o
Mis,e Schf.ol Shoes, sizes 1J t.. 2. Lift !e . ornai. s Slue. h. v. heel, patent bluchcr oxford ami lace oxford all
1.19 1.39 , 2.45
1 Mis store s future is an acKnowiedged success and due only to the grade cf goods
carried.. .the nrires miist hsv ve been riKt. We are nfferind vntt fKis rfrrrl .
all nets styles and correct toes. Hemcmber the dxte Saturday. Marc? 19 and con-
tinues to Saturday, Marc7 25.
A BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIR TO OUR. LADY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS. X