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THE ARGUS THURSDAY, MAY 3 1004
publi-bed Daily and Weekly at 1C24 Second
avenue. Bock Island. I1L (Entered at the
postomce as seeond-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly
tl per year la advance.
All ecicmucicationa of argumentative char
acter, political or religious, must have real
name attached for publication. No such arti
cles will be printed over fictitious signatures
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip In Koc island county.
Thursday. -May 5, 1904.
Tin- Philippine head hunters saw
2)0.(m0 representatb ns of their desire
in iiijc ii:iy. The presence in St. Louis
of the secretary of war restrained
The bandits 1kj kidnaped Miss
Stone f;iv tlie money they received as
ransom was honestly ewiu!ei!. The
Macedonia ii grafter.- still have a few
things to ha in.
Some daw ago there vn a clamor
in the hoii-e of representative.- for
"I'r.cle .loe" Cannon for president.
'L'licle .Joe" now Mieers at the vice
presidency. A i n I i t i i . 1 1 fed on noise
stops at nothing.
The dispatches from s-t. Petcr-liir
tell a ijiieer story. They say that the
cz;ir he I tears when he heard of the
.lapanese victory on the Yalti river,
and thai it was iut the intention of
the Kiissian ant horil i- to have any
fiirlit there at all, lint to retire when
the t iM'iny came up. The generals
now are severely censured for lighting
instead i f running away, as they did
from pob'on when they p'-rmitted
(iens. .lamiary and February to whip
him after he had lieen lured inland.
.John sharp William-, the I'cmocrat
ic hoi:-e lead r. was approached 1 a
voting Washington reporter, w ho said:
"Your name has been mentioiie.I in
connection with the presidency . Mr.
Williams. Are you a candidate?" The
soiitheMi joker locked the young fel
low over fi r a moment and then said
gravely: "I vva-. Imt I had to irive it
up. Several districts in Mi-si-.-ippi
have come out strong for me Yazoo.
Shalnita. Karkeeta. Sttin's Siding, and
nt lief; and things seemed all right
until Mr.-. Williams came here. Hie
asked me some ipiestions about in.v
presidential boom, and then she laid
down the law. .Novv. see here, John.'
she remarked. 'I don't want to hear
any more about it. You know that
with my sick headaches I couldn't
possibly live in the White lloii-e." So
1 pas.-ivl up the presidency."
Nothing but Politic.
Cmip rc.-s ma u Iktker. of I'.rooklvn.
did some plain taikiii.tr to the republi
can end of congress during the clos
ing month, when it was giving up
about an hour to lo a little favor for
one man while claiming that there
wa no time for tlie consideration of
bills, which would greatly relieve the
burdens of million- if people. Mr.
"It is entirely pertinent, but u-c!ess.
to ask why this unprecedented haste
to adjourn. We are told that there i
lio lime to do anv thing in the interest
of those who are demanding legi-ln-tion
at the hands of thi- emigres-.
There i- in. time to .legislate for t hi'
letter carriers; there i- no time to
legislate in favor of labor, neither the
eight-hour bill r.or anything else;
there is no time to take up the ep;es
tion of ( h iuese exclusion ; no time for
currency legislation; there is no lime
to take the taritT otY tho-e articles
e-oiitn lied by the trusts, which have
boo-tcd prices' and reduced wage-;
tli on is no time for reciprocity, al
though urged by MeKinley: there is
no time t" take up the -erv ice-pen-ion
bills. 1 nt 1 admit that that wa t:n-nece-sarv.
a- vour st ren uou-. pv ro
teehnic. accidental occupant of the
White Hots-e has done that by cnccii
1 i enactment: but while mi e-an do
none i f these thing-, ran take up
40 minutes of time in tl.i- house tola
solely in the interest of one ofticer 1
the arm.v. This is. I -uppo-c. what
Mu call the Vompctencv " of the rc
pub!icai party. Day after day yon
cliat'go gentlemen if thi- -ide of the
chamber with incoinpct ercv . with in
;i 1 ,i ! i 1 tn conduct the atfair- of the
government, and thi- is the evidence
of vour coiujietency which you pre
sent to the country."
An Interesting Session.
There was an interesting -e-sion of
the bib'e class of .lolin D. Koekcfellcr.
Jr.. the other Sunday in the Fifth av
enue l'.apti-t church in New Y rk.
There was a cashiered preacher on
hand with a trim. an. I he had intent to
do youiisr Kockefelier harm.
This brought to light another feat
ure that must be pecidi.ir to that par
ticular bible class. There was a de
tective. Sergeant Tinker, in hand nrd
he kept crowding the ha.l preacher so
ha 1 that the latter could not u-e his
pit. Incidentally it is mentioned in
the ires- dispatcher that there is al
as a .etective n hanil to look af
ter the proceeding- when young Rock
efeller's class is in session. That is a
feature of bible classes that most of
us would not have suspected.
There was another interesting' little
ceremony at that meeting. Lyman J.
Cage was made an honorary member
of the class. Mr. Oare is the gentle
man who addressed the class a few
days before and told it that million
aires are the salt of the earth. That
speech was acceptable and Mr. Ciage
w as handed his reward.
Take it altogether, it was a very in
teresting class iiieetiiiir. and the coun
try at larire is pleased to have a re
port of what occurred.
AT THE HOTELS
At the Harper 15. Smith, Mankato.
Minn.; (ieorye IJ. MeC'andless. Orion;
W. C. JJussell. New York; S. T. Cook.
Cordova; J. il. liclknap. St. Louis; W.
L. Steele. .1. W. Hammond. L. H. West
man. F. 1). Thompson, (ialesbure; II.
F. IJrow n, II. I!. Hay den. IJock Island;
I". J. .Fohnson, lleardstown; F. A.
Towny. H. O. Stovers, Chicago; WiJ
liam tiomort. IJock I-!and; T. L.
.siiiisc. Ilearii-town: II. W. Cabville, A.
X. W;i:-:e. Cale-btir-r; F. C. North.
Chivai'o: .1. 1'. Woodard. Detroit: A. T.
Kiiiir. Iluttalo. -V. Y.; Thomas Ji. Crane.
Cliieairo; 1.. J). Hauf and wife. Strea
tor. 111.; John Coy !e, Chicago; I). C.
Kittridire. Kochester. N. Y'.: M. Shirt
!itV. Jr.. ( hi ;iL';; S. Yelie. New York;
H. .1. Crane. Chicajri
son. Cedar llapids; .1
T. I). Thorn p
W. Cauch. I.ou-
i-ville. Ky.; C. W. Hurrows. Chic-airo;
W. L. Ke'atinir. Iloi kford; ( . U. Chad
well. ( hienjro; W. II. Harris. Chicaro;
F. I., iiei.'ir. Kansas City; A. IJosen
field. St. I.ouis; I:. Ilanford. Uoekford;
J. II. (Vnndl. Aled... 111.; A. II. John
son. Chicago; J. K. I'.lay ni'.v. I'eoria;
li. J. St;:iifTer. ( hicairo; Amy Caaro.
Minneapolis. Minn.; L. J. Kidd, St.
Iai:l; W. K. i:i!derback, Omaha; J.
KispiiiiL'cr. H. Hitchcock. H. 1". Stromr.
I. K. Lawrence. W. A. Cartwripht. L.
W. r.olines. ( hicair': H. K. Ymin and
w ife. Marshalltow n, Iowa; O. II.
At the Harms. ( Kuropcanl .1. C. liv
ans. Chicairo; J. S. Farrcll. Iloston;
T. H. Martin. New York; I!. K. Sutter.
( hicairo; A. C. Moriran. Austin. III.;
T. A. Henry . New York; John C. Kelly.
I'., li. Drake. M. J. Luther. .1. J. O'Con
nor. F. M. ljow ley, II. J. Kicc. Chicairo;
A. L. Dixon, IVc ria: IS. A. Miller. Cedar
Kapids: A. L. Keirdon. Chicairo; I'. J.
Thompson. Little IJock; D. H. Murr
man. t hicairo; II. L. Si Iney, New
York; A. C. Mannimr. M. C. Duti-.ian. 1'.
J. lvier-on. H. I. Wilson. Chicairo;
(;. Oully. New York; K. J. Uemis.
JanesviMe. T. W. (iennell. tlalesburir;
Y. li. Harris. Chicairo; John Kecley.
Hudson; ti. A. Williams. Sioux Falls;
Thomas F. Mahonev, Chii-atro; J. '..
Carne-, Kuoxville: Ira Sti ver. M. J
t rami r. M. . Stronir. -V l . Moran.
Chicago: F. A. F.irirer-. Cincinnati; 11.
D. Kempi r, Cleveland: D. J. t umminirs.
I'ittsbmir: A. A. 1'eters. Dixon; (i. W.
S'amp-i ii. K. N. Stewart. New York;
C. K. Heard. Des Moines; T. Ii. Fi-h,
ev York: A. J. Iliirlow. Chicairo: A.
11. Williams. Peoria; C. li. Parker,
At the Uock Island. (Furopeau)
M. W. Kotchford. I'eoria ; X. F. Price
( It-ami Ka)iils; L. S. llowcn. licuri't
V. Snow. C. K. Miles. Savana: A. J
Crane. M. A. Aider. F. Crant. Albert C
(lu-e. Henry Uinau. Ii. S. A very.
(I. Ii. Warden. P. J. P.row n. H.W.Smith.
M. C. Vniai- L. S. P.aldwin. F. Snapc.
T. F. Sy nert. K. H. Kniiiht. Sprinirticld
Mas-.; l-aac T. ( apron. Tnv: W. lias-
ley, wife and family. W. H. Firmin. J
A. Smith. F. li. W vm:in. L. T. Mullin.
Sprini; field. Ma-s.; A. W. liw imr. Chi
ca"o; I . A. Porter, t anton: r . I . I ar
sons. W. II. Jacjrcr. Chii-airo; W. K.
Carey. Carbon ClitT; C. K. Leonard.
Milwaukee: M. Flaherty, lleardstown;
A. J. Davison. Louis tl und-bu rir. ( hi
cairo; T. II. Pitney. Peoria:
Peatlie. Sprinir N'alley; Kole.v
( It v.
8 7A 5Jf?ci
8 0 p(
May C Viola Allen, in "Twelfth
May D-l(i. (iibney-Wccil Stock com
pany. Mis- (iihiicy. the Icadinir lady of tin
Oibncy-Wec! Stock company, which
will commence a week".- cuirairemcnt
at the Illinois Monday. May '.. is an
aclre-s of unusual ability, not only
posse-siiiir rare dramatic talent, but
-he also is a sinircr. havinir a rich con
tralto voice of marvelous strenirth.
lb r specialties are one of the many
features of the performance.
tmc memuer viola .llcn com
pany to preent Slia ke-e;i re's -om-
edy. "Twelfth Niirht." at the Flinoi
tomorrow eveninir. will be i f jiarticii-
!ar inter. - to ihe old-time theatri
V"er. ellie rilhurv. Miss Tilbury i
the da iiirhtcr if the faun u- bitrlc-ipii
::ctrcss. Lydia Thomjisi n, who-e com
pany created a sen-ation in this coun
try a ijuarter of a century air-. Lydi
Ihoinp-i n. by tlie wav. resides in Lon
don, and has promi-e 1 her daughter,
Miss Tilbury, that she will come to
America durinj- the sea-on for thi'
special j. in po-e of si-einp- her as Maria
in n-- .v;ieus priviuction. i his is
not Miss Tilbury's tirst appearance as
Maria, by the way. She enacted the
role in I'cerbehm Tree's famou- pro
duction of the comedy at His Maje-
ty"- t heal re. London, and achieved a
iric.it success. Her Maria was one of
the hiir hit- i f Mr. Tree's production,
and that sl.e should repeat her success
in thi- country is no .-urpri-e. Mi-s
Tilbury ha.- her mother's wonderful
vivacity an : charm, and is a comedi
enne of irreat abilitv.
Sick headache results from a disor
dered stomach and is quickly cured by
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. For sale by all druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
How He Carried the Message.
"Captain." said the major to one of
his officers, "I must get a message
through to Fort Wilson, or it is only a
question of time that this little garri
son will be surrounded by Indians and
"W ho shall go, major? We bare uone
but recruits w ho Luow no more nlout
steering through Indians than the nav
igation of the nir."
"Look them over, select the best man
yQU can tind and send him to me."
The captain departed and in half an
Lour returned with Stiefel, the post
"Major." said the officer, "there's not
a man at the post who w ill volunteer to
take your message except Stiefel. He
has one ualiiic-ation he has been an
Indian trader and knows how to uake
himself understood by them."
"Stiefel! Are we soldiers to rely for
a hazardous duty on a citirn a sut
ler';" "I'm not golnj: to fight 'em, major,"
sivid Stiefel. "I'll try to get through
in a different way. I've tried my hand
at a good many ways of making a
living. I might as well try carrying
The major looked at the man in as
tonishment. "You mean that you
would risk almost certain death for
"I'll take your message for 5100."
When the major had recovered from
his surprise he agreed to pay the $100
and signed a contract to that effect.
He further stated verbally that If Stie
fel was successful the amount should
be doubled and he should be given the
most valuable post in the department
wherein to sell his goods.
The next morning the sutler started
out to make a journey of twenty miles,
which he was confident he could ac
complish before evening if not handi
capped. His departure was watched
by all at the fort, who wondered that
he went by day and without any weap
on except a walking stick. Stiefel told
them that there were more ways than
one of doing things, and if he got
through It would be by entirely differ
ent means from those usually resorted
The sutler walked for the first ten
or iifteen miles through a wood, from
which he emerged at the summit of a
hill where he could plainly see Fort
Wilson, with the stars and stripes lloat
ing above it. lie was congratulating
himself that he would get through
without trouble when he saw a party
of Indians at the foot of the hill look
ing tip at him. They had just observed
him and a moment later spurred their
ponii-rt toward him.
Stiefel stood like u statue looking
out on the plain, and as the Indians
approached appeared not to observe
them, though they were directly before
anil beneath him. When they came
near lie put ids hands above his head
aud made a salaam to the sun. that at
the time stood directly over the fort.
The Indians paused, but soon advanced
again. Stiefel stooped, picked up a
couple of stones at his feet and rubbed
them together, muttering the Tvhile.
They burst into a 11a me.
Again the Indians paused, this time
in wonder, and Stiefel could hear the
Indian words for medicine man re
peated from mouth to mouth. Some of
them were turning as from a supernat
ural being that might strike them
down by enchantment, but one. evi
dently their leader, called them back.
Again they came on, and as Stiefel did
did not make any movement in defense
thej- did not even raise their weapons.
Just before they reached him Stiefel
drew a circle about him with his cane,
from the end of which as it touched
the ground came tire and smoke, which
sputtered and fumed till the circle was
complete. Then when lifted from the
ground it was again but a stick.
Most of the Indians hid their faces
on their ponies' necks: some started to
liee; nil showed evidence of terror. The
chief alone maintained his ground.
Then Stiefel began to make friendly
signs to them, asking if they needed
food. Without waiting for a reply he
stepped up to one of the horses and
from his belly drew forth a chicken,
from another eggs and from a third a
double handful of coffee in the bean.
While this increased the superstitious
wonder of the Indians, it caused them
to look with more favor upon this won
derful medicine man, the like of whom
they hail never seen. Stiefel gave them
the eatables, then marched past them
down the hill. It was not long, how
ever. lefore he heard them coining.
Turning, he saw the chief in advance,
the rest lagging. Drawing his stick in
a half circle before him. it spat lire
as before, and the Indians stood still.
Stiefel pointed to the chief contemptu
ously and used the Indian words for
chicken heart. Then advancing lie
thrust his hand under the chief's arm
and pulled out a heart which all could
si-o was that of a chicken. Instantly
the chief cowered, and the rest legan
to upbraid him. Stiefel turned andwalk
ed slowly away. Once only again he
heard them coming. Turning, he toss
ed a white ball the size of a boy's mar
ble among them. It exploded and scat
tered them in every direction. Stiefel
was not further molested and within
two hours delivered his message.
Soon after his arrival at the fort a
wagon train loaded with provisions and
escorted by a troop of cavalry started
to relieve the impoverished garrison
Stiefel went with them and when he
had told his story received his reward.
"Where did you learn to spit fire
and all that fort of thing?" asked the
"I was once assistant to a prestidigi
tator." replied the sutler.
"You've got the devil's nerve." the
major observed. "You should be a sol
dier." HENRY V. BISSELL.
SURVEYORS COMING THIS
WAY MYSTIFY QENESE0
(leneseo is rendered uneasy by the
actions of a party f surveyors sup
posed to be eenr.ecte! with some in
to: urban company that is enraged
at wcrk in the vicinity- i f that place.
Tlie can-e for uneasiness lies in tie
fact that the town is cut out f the
line as it is being run. It is suspecte :
thai the line is being run by the IJock
Iliver Traction company, which has
ni t.succeeded in coining to terms with
the (leneseu council over tlie tr.atter
of a franchise. The surveyors, how
ever, will throw r.o light upon the
pie.-tiin of their employers, and the
company above mentioned claims to
know nothing of tlie i peratiops of th
surveyors. The latter are running- to
ward Lock Island.
Logs were bn light down by the
(Ileninont and l'ark I'.lutT, and the
Lydia and J. W. Van Sant brought
down logs and lumber. The VanSants
and the St. l'aul were north. The Wi
nona was in port an! the Dniuapie
was up from St. Louis.
The stage of water was '.. ".".
From this time on the Diamond Jo
packet Dubuque will ply bet ween t h:
point an 1 the w. iM's fair city. This
mi ruing the l.ig boat arrived or, i:s
first trip up and this afternoon at
::::n it left for the south with a fair
pa. cnger li-? am! si me freight. There
is promi-e the boat will have all r
more than it can handle a little later.
(Inly very slight changes in the Mis
sis.-ippi will i ccur between Dubuque
and 1 a vi n port .
RIVKi: III LLETI N.
D'ng'r I! 'glit Ch'ge
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si a.m. 2 I hrs.
Heed's Lauding . .
La Cro--e .......
Prairie du ( hien
De- .Moine- I'apl
St. I oeis
K m-:.; ( ;t
.1. A. Cullcilgc. of Verbena. Ala., wa
tv.ice in the ho-pital from a siwcre
e.:-; of piles, causing 21 tumors. Af
ter doctors and ail remedies failed.
P..!ek!eu's Arnica Salve ijnickiy ar-
n further i ntla m ma t ion and eu
ed him. It conquers aches and kills
pair,. :." ofi:'.-. .at llr.rtz iV l lleiney
er"s. d rut gist s.
ootl Second hand
uprights, llallet t:
)avis, J'ishtM and otlitM
old iviiablo makes, All
in trood order.
S (i ii a i t; 1'ianos,
eN: Davis and other yond
make.-j, all riht for be
ginners. These piiiios must at some
price to make room for new
stoi:k on the way. W ill se'l on
e.av payments and will take
them back it exchange for new.
Call and see them at
IfiO'j-lf.W'V'. SECOND AVENUE
luring your material and we will
teach you t" make your spring tail
or suit or fancy gown strictly up-to-date
in every styie and fashion.
We are ready to receive pupils
and visitors. School hours from ; a.
m. until 4 p. in. For benefit of la
dles employed during the day we
will have a night school from 7 p.
rn. until 9:1:0 p. in. Kootns .17. US,
"9 .McCullough I'uiiding, Davenport,
It is a joy to work when yon are
fall of life, energy, ambition and
strength ta endure. Dr. Taber's
Tkpsin Compound renovates the
system and puu the digestive or
gans in perfect condition. With
an appetite and a strong, healthy
stomach, man can overcome al
most 'any obstacle. Car'.yle says:
"Man is a digestive machine sur
rounded by clothes."
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: it "
OR. TABER MFC. CO
SCHLJSS5 BROS CO
FINE CLOTHES! MvK'ElRS
To buy or sell Second
hand goods of all kinds.
1628 Second avenue.
John Volk eSc Co.,
Dealers in single and double strength
I'dinds and Mouldings, Veneered and
Hardwood Flooring1 of all kinds.
Dealer in single and double strength
Window Class, Polished Date, Kevcled
Plate and Art Glass.
311 and T.29
E IQ1IT EENTII ST1 1 E FT,
KOCK ISLAND, : : : ILLINOIS.
i Pensions. Sufl
! Age C2, t'; ac fio, ae CS, $10;
ajre 70, 12. "
1 MAJ. H. C. CONNELLY,
1T19H Second Ave . Kock lland, I1L
Can or write at once.
r ew :
tie time The
helps this digestive machine to
properly assimilate all food, there
by nourishing the blood z.s nature
If you feel sick and
this is the remedy to take.
It will do ycu good. It will
put new energy, new strength,
new ambition into you. Try it
stores. Liquid Form, 50c. and $1.
its rorrits, we will srrtd a sr.TT:c'e
by mil. Free, to acy aodms.
BY; Ar !:vt-':'tf '
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TYPE TELLS TRUTHFUL TALES
And. when we say that vou ean positively it lower piices and better
epialities at our store than elsevlhere. we want ,vou to feel that it is
true. Ail that we ask of you is a trial. We are sure you will eome
again, and perhaps bring your neighbor, too. Onee a eiistonier. always
a eusaomer. Head these priees:
Anderson's .lams, He-aus J
3-lb. ean Apples, 2 15 C
1-potind pkg. serap RLjf-
HI bars Cudahay's Dia-
mond C soap fajf
Sugar, lit lbs SLJJ
9 liars Santa
Egg-O-See and Vigor, C
Standard Tomatoes, EL -
3 cans JC
,V.w York guihm
3 lb. e-an Green
l'ure Catsup, 3
3 lb. ean Egg
1515 Second Ave.; old 'phone
hsC:, Y' Y;
,s Y'' - ,oi
One tide of our Il ig; the other is just like it.
HOCK ISLAND RUG CO..
2225 1th Ave, Kock Island. Old I hone 1510 W; New 'Phone, 500L
WM. GIL. LETT 5c CIGAR.
A.t Ghe jTmof(er Only.
YOU KNOW THE BOYS
Hildeforandt & Cash
Nsu spapers, Ma.gazines a.nd Periodicals
shows two of the
EiV cry thing the
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
Hakes and Cera Nut, 2 J5C
I lest l'aterd Flour, everyl yf
saek guaranteed JtiiV
Fancy Dairy Uutter,
per pound -
Seeded Ilaisins, 3 lbs.
2 large cakes Ivorj
2 cakes Sapolio
3 lb. enn extra fancy
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Majde Syrup,
Yeast Fo;i in,
Shredded Cocoa nut,
PLACE, NEAK POSTOFFICE.
L!C9, new 'phone
Ito.k Island, 111.
Do It Now!
Telephone us to
call for your Car
pets and have
them cleaned, re
laid, and those old
Carpets worn by
heating- (the old
way) made into
- ''',,Y - - .iY
as is well known will lighten up tin
darkest or poorly lighted room, but
j nii i-an just as well li.-iv vmir v. all
covered with bright paper, and at the
frame time artistically elegant in de
sign and harmonious in coloring, :.nd
it will be if vou favor ns with your
order. Our slock is. very large smd
all patterns are most carefully select
ed, so that there is not a common
place thing in the lot.
419 SEVENTEENTH STPJ.'ET.
Old 'phone UmvjlZXS. New 'phone 2513