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THE ARGUS THURSDAY, MARCH 31 1904
Pabilaned Dally and Weekly at ISM Sec
ond avenoe. Rock laland, 111. Entered at
the poatofflce aa second-clasa matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cenu per week. Weekly,
II per year in advance.
All comma clcatlona of argumentative
character, political or religion, matt nave
real name attached tor publication. No
acn articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Inland county.
Thursday, Marcli 31. 1904.
Boek Island Itemocratlc Township Ticket
Super isor--M. W. BATTLES.
Assistant Supe rvisors LOUIS N.
BOURDEAU, JAMES II. LAMONT,
Assessor GEORGE W. HENRY.
Collec tor JOHN C. Al'LD.
Seccnd wan! -II. W. WARD.
Thirl ward OTTO II. BIRKEL.
Fourth wan! .JOHN 1". SEXTON.
Fifth .vard WILLIAM TKEFZ.
Sixth ward FRANK M. LAWLER.
Seventn ward ,
The M-ami fur grafting is here.
The remark is horticultural, nt po
Certainly I.ije Dovvie, late of Chica
go, cun't lie MitTeriiiif from homesick
ncni while in Australia.
These are the days when the L'nioii
is kept bu.-y explaining one day what
it meant to hae said, when it said
what if sai l the (lav before.
Somebody has discovered that sten
ography was known to the (I reeks
and Romans. Some of their stenog
raphers are still working in this
Sully, the "eminent" eolton specu
lator. did not fail to look nt for "No.
1" a he was fleecing the lambs. He
bought hi- wife a S-NHUUin re.sidenee
in New York, gave her .f Hoo.ooo in
good paving seeiirities. and then
bought him-elf an annuity of iflo.nno
a vear. Having thus thrown out his
anchor to windward, he entered the
sto-L market, played a blntT tranie and
,went broke. He has offered to pay 40
per eent of his indebtedness proi!ed
lie could VTt two years on the bal
ance. Hi- creditors refused and his
company is in the hand of a receiver.
I Sut it will be seen that Mr. Sully will
although some of hi- vic-
Seuator .Mi! rich, of Rhode Island,
while in New York on business a short
time sijjo. was stopped near his hotel
one evening by an elderly woman who
iiiipiired the way to Harlem. "It's
n(T tin mill", my good woman."
said the senator. "Von better take a
cab." "Two miles." exclaimed the
woman, dc-'pairingly, "and I mii-t
walk." She was turning away when
Aldrieh s:.il: "Here, my poor woman,
are a couple of dollars. That will
take you home." and he walked on.
fidlnwel by fervent blessings. Two
nights later, not far from the same
place, the same woman plaintively
asked him the way to Harlem. "Good
Lord, woman." he said, "haven't you
get to Harlem vet?" and passed on.
It i- wonderful what an amount of
wisdom a- to how far Looney has not
been eliminated from the affairs of
the democratic party in Rock Island
emanates from the long-headed
l'nioii. And yet at the same time the
morning sheet pretend to be ignor
ant of the intrigue that no one who
is at ail familiar with local politics
will deny exists in a faction in the
republican party with the afliiiation
of the self same I.ooney. When the
I'nion. instead of taking counsel with
Looney . enters upon the job of party
houscclc.inini that The Argus has
just about finished in party affairs it
will be in a M)itioit to discuss odious
and perhaps to
thev are most
likelv t be found
of the fame sort have been
in New York alone, ought to
arouse the entire country to this lat
est deadly menace of greed. It is rot
a pie.-tion confined to New York. Jt
is one confronting every city in the
land. And fortunate is the city that
takes its precautions in time.
The development of steel construc
tion offers boundless opportunities
for just such skimping of materials as
was practiced in the case of the Hotel
elements in politic?
point out the place
Kk jscrapinjE Death Traps.
The verdict of the New York cor
oner's jury, finding the builder of the
loHapscd Hotel Darlington equally
guilt with the steel contractors of
""gross and criminal negligence."" is en
coiiraginir. By the statement of the deputy su
HTintendent of huildinsrs. there are
"71 apartment hotels of the Darling
ton type" in New York, that have
Oscael a similar fate only h the
chatx'f, of more favorable conditions.
How many there are in other cities
can only be conjectured. It required
the Irouois theatre fire, with death
of hundred-, to awaken the country
to the fact that scarcely a theatre in
tr w hide land was cmnplv ing with
the l:iw for sefety.
1 r Mpse of a half-const meted
sk v mi ii.er. intended to house hun
dreds, the death of nearly a score, the
devil. pmcHt of the fact that poor ma
terial and cheap construction were
deliberately resorted to, ami the fur
ther fact that "1 .other apartment
FORAKER TO THE RESCUE.
Make tue Roonevelt Hid For Truit
Contribution to CarapaijcB Fund.
The bill introduced into congress by
Senator Foraker to uiodify the inter
state commerce law so that it w31 per
mit combinations in restraint of' trade
when such combinations are reasonable
must have been put forward for si pur
pose. As the author of the bill is one
of the leading campaign managers foi
President Roosevelt it is not difficult
to believe that, if not inspired, from
the White House, it was at least a
eenteu to. The supreme court has now
before it the celebrated railroad merger
and beef combine cases. It may or
may not reaffirm two former decisions,
in which the majority of the court de
clared that "any agreement or arrange
ment or understanding which has the
direct and natural effect of placing re
straint upon competitive action is, in
contemplation of the law, a criminal
offense, punishable by indictment or
preventable by injunction." The ex
traordinary news has leeti sent out by
some of the best informed corresioiid
ents ut Washington that members of
the supreme court are seeking to modi
fy their former decisions and decide
that if the restraint of trade is reason
able it is not contrary to the law and
public policy. If the court adheres to
its former sweeping decisions against
all restraints of competition nearly all
railroad combinations will be over
thrown. The Fraker bill would pre
vent this and, in fact, nullify the anti
It is very singular that at this time
one of the principal attorneys of the
merger. .1. V. Illy the of the C, B. and
Q. railroad, should visit l'resident
Roosevelt and declare that, although
he had been formerly opposed to his
renominatiou, he now favored him
and is alleged to have assured him that
the railroad combine in not sigainst him
on account of his attitude in prosecut
ing the Northern Securities merger.
From another source it is stated that
Morgan and Kockefeller have both de
clared thy are not opposed to the re
nominatiou of l'resident Roosevelt and
will make their usual liberal contribu
tions to the Republican campaign fund.
Politics makes strange liedfcllows,
nitd it is qflite possible that the exi
gencies of the coming campaign have
made the political managers of l'resi
dent Uoosevelt, if not the president
himself. agree. If the supreme court
decides against the corporations, to aid
the passage of the bill Senator Foraker
has Introduced directly congress meets
after the election. The parts of the po
litlcal puzzle all seem to tit together to
form that conclusion, and the supposed
weak place in the Uoosevelt political
urmor that the eorpouitions will not
put up the money to elect him is cer
tainly enough inducement for the Re
publican political managers to fall into
6Uch an arrangement.
The Republican political workers
have lieeu so used to being liberally
paid for their services that a campaign
without ample fuuds would bo a fiasco.
America Killed the World.
The I'nited States is now recognized
as the world's leader in the produc
tion of natural wealth. We also lead
in scientific discoveries. Take medi
cine, lor instance. .Ml scientific re
search has failed to produce a better
remedy for the stomach, liver and
liovvel- than the famous American
remedy. II os tetter's Stomach Hitters
In the .-pring it is especiallv irood.
toning up the system, purlf.ving th
kioom aiul promoting sound sleep.
The nerves, too. are strengthened and
the liver stimulated. Men and wo
men everywhere should take a few
dose- in the spring, in order to pro
tect their health. It also cures bloat
ing, cramps, vomiring. headache, bil-
iou-.iie-s. indigestion, dvspcpsiu and
I.i grippe. The genuine has our pri
vate stamp over the neck of the bot-
Happy. Healthy Children
Any child can take Little Early Hi
ers with perfect safety. ihey are
harmless, never gripe or sicken, and
yet they are so certain in results that
robust constitutions requiring dractic
means are never disappointed. They
cannot fail to perform their mission
and every one 'who uses De Witt's Lit
tle Early Risers prefer them to all
other pills. Thev cure biliousness.
Sold by all druggists.
Foley it Co., Chicago, originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Ilon-
ev and Tar manv imitations are offer
ed for the genuine. Ask for Foley's
Honey arid Tar and refuse any sub
stitute offered, as no other prepara
tion will give the same satisfaction.
It is mildly laxative. It contains no
opiates and is safest for children and
Danrers of PnranoDU
A cold at this time if neglected is
liable to cause pneumonia which is so
often fatal, r.nd even when the patient
has recovered the lungs are weakened,
making them peculiarly susceptible to
the development of consumption. Fo
ley's Honey and Tar will stop the
cough, heal and strengthen the lung
and prevent pneumonia. AH drug-gists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Scene. Hotel at Old roint Comfort.
Long apartment fitted with easy
chairs, one side of glass, with a view of
Hampton Roads. Enter at one end of
the room a lady, at the other an artil
Lady Vhy. Duncan Webbl
Officer How came you here? 1
thought you were abroad.
Lady And I supposed you were in
Officer (looking at her admiringly)
The same feminine figure, the same in
Lady Where was it we last met?
Officer Have you forgotten?
Ladv At the graduating hop?
Officer A fter the graduating hop. I
look you home. It was moonlight.
Lady Was there a moon?
Officer A full moon. It stood mid
way between the horizon and the meri
dian. To the east the hills were black.
Over the bosom of the river the moon
light shimmered, lighting up the moun
tains to the west. The air was still.
Iuly It seems to me I remember.
There was a moon.
Oflicer (softly I can feel now the
thrill that ran through my arm as sour
hand rested upon it.
Lady And 1 I remember what you
said to me; no, what you didn't say to
Oflicer And your replies! Ah, if
they had only been sincere!
Lady Does a man deserve sincere
replies from a woman when he is en
gaged to three others at the same
Officer Gwendolen, you wrong me.
That was mere play. I would have
been transport 1 at one real engage
ment to a fourth. Hut she would not.
Lady Recause she could not.
Officer Could not?
Lady -She would have, been a fool to
Officer There is a fallacy that takes
its name from a toy called the thau
matrope. a card with a picture of a bird
on one side and a cage on the other. By
turning the card rapidly the bird is
made to appear in the cage. I'.y such
a process you
Lady I put you into a cage?
Officer Hy such a process
Lady You were too wise a bird. You
of all men to talk like this. I gave you
all the response your words deserved.
Officer -I deserved? Yhy. Gwendo
len. I was as putty in your hands.
Lady Putty hardens very quickly.
Officer So does a woman's heart on
Lady You men. whose game is war,
who slaughter each other, what do you
know of a woman's heart? What to
you is a wound to a woman s very
toitl? Ixss exciting than golf, more so
Oflicer Gwendolen, had I believed
why did you not
Lady Display my feelings like the
garrison flag which is saluted by the
boom of cannon?
Officer Gwendolen, I swear on the
honor of an officer
Lady Which in all things save love
is of the highest order and in love not
worth that. (Snaps her fingers.)
Officer What need for honor where
the heart is enlisted? Oh. Gwendolen,
many a night I have sat on the parapet
while the moon the moon that looked
down on us so softly that night shone
on the incoming waves
Lady Playing your guitar to the
Oflicer (impatiently) Gwendolen,
enough of this. Answer me are you
Lady Oh, go on about the moon
shine. It's delightful.
Oflicer You are laughing at me as
you did lief ore. You cannot now; you
Khali not. We are older; we are better-Lady
Hotter? Yu at least could not
Officer Better or worse, for five
years I have been true to one love.
Lady Now I remember. There was
a blue eyed, blond haired girl at the
Point that summer, a dainty creature,
whose voice was as soft as her eyes. I
confess she was lovely. I caught Eight
one morning of your cadet gray and
her robin's egg blue winding up to
Fort Peot. Well, I'm glad you've been
true to her.
Officer Gwendolen, I swear to you-
(Enter gentleman, with lady. They
approach the officer, his face turned
from them. Oflicer. hearing footsteps,
Lady (to entering geutlemam-John,
this is my old friend. Captain Duncan
Webb. Captain Webb, my husband.
Captain Webb Well, upon my word!
Married? (To the entering ladyi Edith,
this is my verj" dear friend. Gwendolen
Swan, now Airs. .
Lady Pope Plain Mrs. Pope, wife of
Captain Webb When did you two
meet? Mr. Pope, I congratulate you
upon having snared so wild a bird.
How did you manage it?
Mr. Pope Gwendolen, is this the for
mer cadt you have told me about?
The one whom
Mrs. I'ope The same exactly the
Barne. with no improvement. (To Cap
tain Webb) I recognize in your wife
the blue eyed beauty we were just
speaking of. After all. you could be
eerious and true as well.
Mr. Pope Come away, Mrs. Webb.
These two are incorrigible; flint against
flint; to meet is to strike fire. I dare
ay they wcw at it when we came up
(To Mrs. Pmxe and Captain Webb An
revoir. lHn"t trouble yourselves about
ns. W can take care of ourselves.
Mrs. Webb (laughing Don't talk too
much nonsense, Duncan. It gets you
into bad habits. Too will be talking it
to me next.
(Exeunt nines, each conple In a dif
F. A. MITCHEL.
ABOUT AS HIGH AS HE CAM GO.
tfP Itv w.ll fife
New York Herald.
Meeting of Democratic Voters of Thirty-
third Senatorial District to Nomi
A!edo, l!l., March 24, l'.'0-l. By di
rection of the democratic senatorial
committee for the l'lurt v-third sena
torial district of Illinois, the demo-
ra;ic voters if the several counties
f the district are requested to at
tend a meeting to be held at the opera
house in Aledo. 111.. s-aturJav. April
10. A. I). l!i(M. at -' o'clock J), m sharp.
for the purpose i f placing in nomina
tion a candidate for representative in
the general asemblv to be voted for
it the November election. l'.tOl.
Also for the selection of the demo
cratic senatorial committee for the
l'hirty-t bird senatorial district of 11
linoi for t he ensuing two years.
Also for the transaction of such
other business as mav properlv come
before the meetinir.
Kvery voter residing in the Thirty-
th.ird senatorial district, who is a
member of the party, is requested to
lttend this meeting, and every such
voter, if present, will be entitled to
ca.-t one vote at such meeting on all
questions and propositions that may
arise at that meeting.
No proxies, will be recognized at
CHAl.'LF.S C. SWISHER.
FRANK M. CARNAIIAX.
LOl'IS I: lllTnilNS,
Democratic Senatorial Committee for
the Thirty-third Senatorial District
A Favorite K nieily for Halilcs
Its pleasant taste and prompt cures
have made Ch:::nberlain"s Cougli Rem
edy a favorit e w it h the mothers of
small children. It quickly cures their
coughs and colds and prevents any
danger of pneumonia or other serious
consequences. It not only cures croup,
but when given as soon as the croupy
cough appears will prevent the at
tack. For sale by all druggists.
I !i M A T I O N !
OlRtCTION CHAMBERUN.KlNDTa COMPANY.
Sunday, Ipril 3.
TIIE EVENT OK THE SEASON
Warner tt Alt man's
A Montana. Ovitlaw
(enuiiiL bronchos, a carload of
scenery. The most sensational since--,''::!
wc-1ern drama ever produced,
headed by the sterling young actor.
Supported by a company of selected
See the jrcat .-tage coach hold-up.
picturesque Kontennai valley.
prices .",!. ?.1v and 50c. Scats Fri
OlBlCTION CMAMBEK LIN. Kl NOT COMPANY.
Tuesday, April 5.
mai: tiiticciit scenic
i new melodrama.
Deserted at 15 he Altar
by Pierce Kingslev.
A realistic story i f the pre-ent tine,
presented by an e.vccpt ii nally strong
company. Two carloads i f magnifi
cent special scenery. The highest sal
aried company that has ever appeared
in melodrama. The great automooil'
and bicvc!e race, mo-t -en-a t iona I a ml
realistic contest er stayed. Unrning
of the Hoboken docks a nd ships. great
est and most wonderful fire .scene ever
Price: jr.c. .".o- and T.'c.
VIIIK ATION is recognized bv the
medical profession throughout the
world to be the best, latest and most
scientific means of curing all chronic.
nervous and special diseases of men
and women. Dr. Home's new Vibra
tor is the best on the market. It
gives from 4,000 to 10.000 vibrations
per minute. the heautv of tins in
strument is that it does not cause
even one bit of pain, but a pleasant
vibratory sensation that will cause the
blood to circulate perfectly through
the body, which restores all diseased
conditions to perfect health. Every
one is invited to call at Dr. Home's
oj'iice and receive a trial treatment
VI 15RATION adjusts tiie normal act
ion of the heart, respiration, pulse,
temperature, oxidation, secretion and
excretion. It increases metabolism so
that a person can absorb more oxy
gen, and the improvement in nutri
tion is a vast power for good, and
alone suffices to correct many mor
bid state?; as gout, rheumatism, lieu
rasthmenia, neura'gia, anaemia, and
various sympathetic derangements.
In the Vibratorv treatment the
clothing of the patient is not removed
yet th.' xihrations permeate every por
tion of the body with ease. Length
of time of treatment varies from 5 to
This form of treatment has cured
a great many incurable diseases and
materially benefited all chronic nerv
ous diseases of men and women. At
the present time astounding results
are "being obtained by the use of the
Vibratory 1 real men t.
The machine is used successfully for
all chronic diseases.
Dr. Home treats all forms of dis
ease and deformities and guarantees
a cure in every case he undertakes.
At the first interview a thorough ex
amination is made, and ,if incurable,
you arc frankly and kindly told so.
also advi-cd against spending your
money for useless treatment.
Male and female weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture,
goitre, cancer and all diseases of the
rectum are positively cured by his
Call in the forenoon if possible so
that you will not be compelled to wait
so long. Don't forget the number.
Rooms 40. ,V and 51 Mitchell it Lynde
I'ddg.. Reck Island. Consultation and
X-Rav examination free.
Dr. Home's office has been located
in these rooms for nearly four years,
which is evidence that he will do just
J. Alvin Home, (ft. D.,
and Associate Physicians.
Hours 9 to VZ. 2 to 5, 7 to S. Snn
davs: 0 to II.
fMHENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE.
forty-KIsht Thonniod litllara I'aU
Cor a Fancy Lot of Tbaceo.
The biggest purchase of high grade
tobacco ever made ia the West by a
cigar manufacturer was made last
Wednesday by Frank I Jewfs, Peoria
III., for his celebrated Single JJinder
eigar. A written guarantee was given
that the entire amount was to be fancy
selected tobacco. ThH, no doubt,
make fewU factory the lareest
holder iz United States of tobaccc
of so high a grading.-. U eruld -Tram
agency and Information
07-200 Rrady St.. Davenport, Iowa
Claims, accounts and informations col
lected everywhere. Roth "phones.
John Volk 6c Co.,
Dealers in single and double strength
Rlinds and Mouldings. Veneered and
Hardwood Flooring of all kinds.
Dealer in single and double strength
Window (JIass. Polished Plate, Reveled
Plate and Art Glass.
311 and 320
ET K ISLAND, : : : ILLINOIS.
EC M'C&'.M Y
DEPENDS UPON WHERE
YOU 15U V. ALL MERCHANTS
MAY DO A3 WELL FOR
YOU AS THEY CAN, RUT
SOME MERCHANTS CAN DO
BETTER THAN OTHERS
AND OUR ABILITY TO
PLEASE YOU THIS SEASON
IS UNLIMITED. A FINER
LINE OF CLOTHING HAS
NEVER BEEN SHOWN THAN
G. (SL H.
THIS MAKE SHOWN
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& feMv c-,.-,
lEs - ' j Vrt Ci-v.1.. t -
Gustaifson & May
The New Clothing Store t 1714 Second Avenue.
Who Is Going to Be Elected?
Is a qsiestion that is very interesting at this time, but it is not near
ly so interesting to economical housewives as are the prices which
the ECONO.M 1 Grocery is now offering. Look these over and decide
to do all vour trading here:
A nder.-on's dams, :caus
3-lb. can Apples, 2
1-pound pkg. scrap
10 bars Cudahay's Dia
mond C soap
Sugar, 21 lbs
9 Bars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
Standard Tomatoes, l-Z,
3 cans J
New York gallon
per pound ,
per pound ,
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
lb. can Egg
Prunes, 10 lbs.
Quart bottle Aininoni;
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto,
flakes and Cera Nut, 2
Best Patent Flour, eve
sack guaranteed ...
Fancy Dairy Better,
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs.
2 large cakes Ivory
2" cakes Sapollo
3 lb. can extra fancy
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup,
REMEMBER THE PLACE, NEAR POSTOFFICE.
Economy Grocery Co.
Second Ave.; old 'phone K!G!), new 'phone ."102. Rock Island, III.
H. E. CA STEEL,
H. B. SIMMON,
(5ei2tral Trust $ Savings laik
IiOCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Citplta! Stuck S1OO.O0O. Four lr Cent Interest raid on IJepoitlU.
C. .1. Larkin, " II. H. t I.-aveland, H. D. Mack,
.1. .1. La Vclle, Marv E. Robinson. John Schafer.
M. S. Il. agy,
II. B. Simmon.
.1. La Vclle,
II. E. Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
V.. D. Sweeney,
H. W. Trcmann,
TRUST DEPARTMENT. 2
Estates and property of all kinds a.-e managed by fhia depart- 2
nent. which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of $
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad-
ministrator, Guardian ami Conservator of Estates. Jf
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial J
igent for non-residents, women, invalids, and others.
Who Said Carpet Cleaning?
Kerlcr Uroj. ore ready to take them
up. clean, renovate, and relay them
Both 'Phones No 117 Seventeenth Street.
419 SEVETEEN'TH STKEET.
Eok-Ster Novelties in
Have had our thought and careful
ordering months in advance. You
shall decide, now that result- are
shown fn our cxhihitii n and sales
room, how well or ill we have suc
ceeded. Wa.ll and Ceiling Beau
ties will greet your critical eves we are
sure. Will you not give your eyes
PAR.IDON 2l SON.
Old 'phone Union 213. 2ew 'phone 2513