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DROITS MONDAY, MAY 23 1904
publi bed Dsily and Weekly at 1S4 Second
venue. Hodit Itlmd. 11L Entered at tne
postofflce as seeond-class matter
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week. Weekly
Si per year in advance.
All communications ft argumentative char
acter, political or religiou. must hive real
name attached for publication. No aucb arti
cles vlll be printed ove fictitious signatures
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip in Rocs Hi and. county.
Monday, May 2 a, 1904.
Democratic primaries lonii'rrmv
Uere" another counters marrying
her coach n. she wn probably
driven to it.
It is report-;! from Pittsburg thai
John D. Rocki feller beat the Wabash.
Always supposed John i. had a pass
on that line.
In order to prevent floods along the
Mississippi river, commercial associa
tions have decided to raise funds.
Money is much better than liquefied
fctocks and bonds.
Fifty thousand dollars has been
placed at the disposal of the secretary
of the treasury for the proper enter
tainment of the delegates to the inter
national arbitration congress, which
will hold its next meeting in the
United States during the fall. This is
the first time the United States has
had the honor of entertaining this
body. Tin- Interparliamentary Union
for the Promote n of International
Arbitration to give the organization
its full title is composed exclusively
of members of parliaments ami na
tional legislative bodies of the differ
ent European countries.
Another Chance for Knox.
While it is asserted that some effort
is being made by the department of
commerce and labor to discover evi
dence against the beef combine, which
one ou!.l suppose must be in posses
sion of Attorney General Knox or he
would not hare c mmeneed injunction
proceedings there are trusts that are
in the toils r the law thai the tax-paver-
would like investigated. Every
little while the co arts furnish evi
dence that a "bad trust" is in exist
ence which President Roosevelt and
Ids attorney genera have overlooked
or for political reasons do nol want to
interfere with. Only a week or so ago
the whisky trust waa hauled into
court by those who claim to have been
defrauded and their counsel told th;
supreme court of New- York that "the
whisky trust was formed in direct
violation i f the state federal law and
in direct violation of the anti-trust
laws, like the shipbuilding trust."
Now the whisky trust i- evidently a
"bad trust." and the evidence pro
duced in the New York supreme court
would doubtless convict the trusl
magnates nnder the anti-trust law.
What an opportunity for President
Roosevelt and his attorney general 1
One Would think thai a republican
president and a r publican attorney
general would jump at the chance to
put the whisky trust out of business,
but it Is safe to say that I hex will
take n set ion, at bas1 until after
election. The whiky trust is reputed
to be a favi rite cow of the republican
herd of trusts. It milks easily and
gave a good big pailful in past cam
paigns, a- Postmaster General Payne
might testify if put on the stand. The
job that nn -t w rrics President Roose
velt and the republican leaders i- to
agree on the dairyman that will do
the milking. I- it to be Scott or IJlvthe
or Murphy? Some of the trust herd
are skittish and require an old hand
at the business to make them "come
To prosecute even one of this choice
herd might please the taxpayers, but
would, perhaps, stampede the whi ie
bunch ami bankrupt the Campaign
fund. It is therefore hardly likely
that even so bad an example a- the
whisky trust will m et with any In
terference fn m the present adminis
tration. In fact. Attorney General
Knox ha- announced that he has BO
intention of "running amuck" against
the trusts, not even the bad one.-, and
President BooaevsH evidently
Those Washing-ton Hirelings.
lias not the Hoosevelt admini-t ra
tion shown its weakness by its job-bolder-eampaign
tactics? If the Roose
velt administration was so powerful
and ns certain of reelection aa the re
publican bosses and puss boast, then
why does this same administration
find it neees-ary to send it- hireiing
faata this state and even prepare to
send thi- Basse sort of political a t ats
to the national convention t do nott
patriotic and ii II linf I ii su advertising
and "lioosting" of the adnata i-t rat ion
candidates? What i- the purpose the
sslssliilalialloa has in view in stoop
ing to sueh small and such questh li
Wbat excuse has the strenuous;
Roosevelt, for instance, for sending!
to the Illinois republican -i mention j
its t iilloms. its Hopkins, its birmnr.
its William Barrett Hdgeiya and a
dozen others in that class of paid
agent. of the Washington syndicate?
The fact of the matter is the YYa.-h-Uglon
syndicate feels itself slipping.
It lias stumbled over a live wire in
Illinois and the shock is tilling upon
The only hope of the strenuous
Roosevelt admini.-tration now as it
has learned by the lesson taught in
Illinois is to keep in hiding and slip
in v. hen on one is lor king.
Captain Blair, of the steamer Helen
Blair, announce.- that on Decoration
day he will run an excursion from
this city to Muscatine snd return. The
boat will leave Rock Island at 10:30 in
the morning and will give three bjoura
in Muscatine. leaving that city in time
to arrive here at B o'clock in the even
ing. He will then -tart for the regular
trip to Burlington, making up the lost
time at New Boston, where a lay-over
of several hours is usually taken.
Boats clown were the Winona. Rati
and Mac-; north, the Ruth, Fury. Mac
and Winona. The Helen Blair left for
At G a. in. the stage 1" water was
8.35. At noon it was "-.4(1.
Nearly stationary staires in the Mis
sissippi will continue at l.e Claire and
Dngr H'ght Ch'ge
Line 8a.m. 24hrs.
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 14 6.2 -0.2
Red Wing ,4 - -0.3
Heed's handing 12 5.5 -n.2
l.a Crosse !"-' -0.3
I'rairie du Chlcn ... Is 9.0 -0.5
Dubuque 18 10.4 -0.1
Le Claire 10 6.2
Davenport 15 B.4 o.i
Des Jfoines Rapids. . .. 4.6
Keokuk 1.. s.l -Q.
St. LOUiS 30 20.4 -1 .4
Kansas ( itv 21 V.i. -0
Cull for Iemocratlc County Convention
Tin' democratic voters of Rock Is!
and county are requested to send del
egates to a county convention to ht
held at Turner hall in the City of Rock
Island, ill., on the 20th day of May.
A. D. 1904, at 2 o'clock p. in., fi r tilt
purpose of selecting 12 delegates t
the staee conrenth n. and for such
other business as the said county con
rent ion may deem proper to discbarge.
The representation will be one del
egate for everv 21 votes and one for
every fraction of that number over 1
based on the presidential rote of I960
Rock Island - First ward. !; Seeoni
ward, 12; Third ward. 15: Fourth
ward, 9; Fifth ward. 10; Sixth wan'
12: Seventh ward. in.
Molino First ward. 7: Second ward
T: Third ward, 6; Fourth ward. 5;
Fifth ward, '.; Sixth ward, 14; Ses
mill ward. 4.
Andalusia. ?: Black Hawk. 4: Rowl
ing, l: Buffalo i'rairie. .".: Canoe Creek,
2; Coal Valley. 4: ( i.e. :;; d rdova,
Drnry, 4; Edgington No. I, 2; Edging-
ton No. ?. 2: Hampti n No. l. 4: No. 2.
2: No. ::. 2: Rural, :t: South Moline No
I. 6; No. 8, 2: Port Byron, South
IJock Island. ; Zuina.
JOHN P. SEXTOX,
Chairman, County Committee.
GEORGE P. STAUDUHAR,
Secretary County Committee.
Call for Uemorrutlc Ward Primaries
Kesponsive to the petitions of 600
democrats of the city f Rock Islam
a call is hereby issued for primaries in
the various wards in the city of Rock
Island, to be held Tuesday. May 24.
1004, between the hours of 5 and 7:T:o
p. m.. for the purpose of selecting del
egates to the democratic county con
vention to be held at Turner hall in
the city of Hock Island at 2 p. m..
Thursday. May 2f. 1!04.
The places of holding said primaries
and the judges and clerks of the same
are as follow s:
First ward By singer
shop. Fourth avenue and
street. Judges and clerks.
Beck, Dan McKinnev, Sam
Second ward Naab's building. Sev
enth avenue and Twelfth Street.
Judge- and clerks. V. C. .1. Kurth. E.
C. Berry, J. I'. Sexton. Henry Kinner.
Third ward County jail building.
Judges and c lerks. ;. W. Henry. Jo
seph Grotegnt, W. H. La moat, H. L.
Coyne, B. K. King. W. c. Hubbe.
Fourth ward -Friek's livery stable.
Third avenue, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets. Judges and
clerks. David Sharp. Pan Ker.-ch.
Ralph Lamont, Dr. J. I'. Comsgys.
Fifth wani Hose house on Twenty
second street. Judge- and clerks. T.
!'.. Reidy.C. A. Temple. James I.anionf.
Sixth ward Hose house on Twenty
sixth street. Judges and clerks. George
Wright. I.. X. Hourdeau. Frank Meen
an. J. C. H. Buck.
Seventh ward Thiesen's blacksmith
-hop, b line avenue and Forty-fourth
street. Judges and clerks. Ed Ward,
W. C. Peck. J. K. Larkin. J. B. Burk.
1.. Funkcnstein. A. Schofer.
The various wards are entitled tn
repre-entntion in said county conven
tion as follows:
First ward I delegate-.
Second ward 12 delegates.
Third ward IS delegates.
Fourth ward-1 0 delegates.
Fifth ward If) delegates.
Sixth ward 12 delegates.
Seventh ward 10 delegates.
J. P. SEXTON.
Chairman Democratic County Com
mittee. GEORGE P. STAI DCHAR.
DAILY SHORT STORY
"Mother," said Bessie Cliilders as
she threw off her wraps excitedly,
"eomtthing 's wrong at the Sore."
"Wliat is it. child?"
"Todjy at noon I went to the cloak
room toet my handkerchief, which I
had left by mistake, and found the
large insid.3 pocket of my cloak filled
"Good gracious: What did you do?"
'I didn't do nuythfug. 1 knew that I
was in a dangerous iosrtion and want
ed to take the right course. I went
back to my counter -to think it over
and concluded during the afternoon to
take the things to the office and state
the case, but when I went back to the
cloakroom the laces were gone."
"Taken out by some one who put
"I don't know. They nxiy have been
taken by oive of the store aleteetives."
-What are you going tolo about it?
"Nothing. If they were taken away
by the thief there's no need to say
anything; if by a detective, he will ei
ther accuse me at once or watch me.
Elizabeth Cliilders was the daughter
of Archibald ChisJers, wlio had lived
rich and died poor. Her mother taught
music, and Bessie sold fancy articles
in the dry goods store of Banning &
Co. The next day Bertram Banning,
son of the head of the firm, walked
past her counter, looking at her with
an expression that might mean any
thing, but surely meant something.
Bessie naturally nscriled it to the fact
that she was a suspected thief. That
night she renewed her plaint to her
mother, and the two were in an agony
of distress, expecting that aa arrest
would soon follow.
But the arrest did not follow, and
the mother and daughter agreed that
the firm was waiting further evidence
of her guilt. Mr. Bertram Banning
whenever he passed Bessie's counter
gave her the same Interested glance.
She made every effort to appear com
posed, and she succeeded admirably.
Then one day Mr. Banning stopped at
her counter and had a little chat with
her. She had no doubt that lie was
intending to draw from her some evi
dence to criminate her, but he con
fined himself to very ordinary topics
that could not possibly bear on the
subject of stolen goods. A few days
later he spoke to her again, this time
intimating that he had made the dis
covery that she was the daughter of
the once wealthy banker, Archibald
That he had been making Inquiries
about her was apparent, though his
detectives had doubtless gathered the
Information. The poor girl was in
dreadful suspense. She wished that
It might end even If by her arrest.
Bertram Banning was evidently man
aging the case, and she wondered that
so affable a young man with so much
wealth at his command or in prospect
did not leave such unpleasant matters
to some one else.
One day Bessie was notified that she
was promoted to a higher position at
a very largely increased salary. The
first flash of pleasure in this advance
was dashed by the suspicion that it
was intended to get her where she
could be the more easily entrapped.
She talked the matter over with her
mother, and they agreed that possibly
the thief of the laces was at the bot
tom of it all. At any rate, influences
were at work to get positive evidence.
To find stolen goods on her clothing
might not be sufficient. She must be
caught in the act. As she did not in
tend to steal anything she had no foar
of being caught, but she did fear be
ing made to stand in the place of a
thief. Her suspicions were confirmed
when she found that she was placed
in charge of a stock of goods kept in
n room by themselves and where she
would be a great deal of the time
alone. That there was a peephole
through which she would be watched
she did not doubt.
The day of her entry on her now du
ties Bertram Banning came in and
congratulated her on her advance, es
pecially as she would not have to sell
the goods, only to be responsible for
them. She received him in her usual
constrained manner, and the more in
terested he appeared in her welfare
the more confirmed she became that
he was trying to decoy her off her
Weeks went by. and as there was no
denouement of the plot Bessie conclud
ed that some one had been foiled.
One day Bertram Bauning came into
her room with an expression on his
face that convinced her the bomb was
about to explode. He did not at once
explode it. He beat about the bush
with embarrassment. Finally, bracing
himself for an effort, he 6aid:
Miss Chiiders. I have something"
"Oh. don't!" cried Bessie, covering
her face with her hands.
"Vou know, tben. You have looked
"Oh. Mr. Banning, that you should"
She could not go on.
"And why not? Is there anything
"Xfi, not dishonorable, but if you
only knew how unjust."
"Yes. 1 am absolutely Innocent."
"Is it innocent to steal"
"I did not"
"Miss Chiiders, you are a thief of the
worst kind. True, you have stolen an
article of little value, only my poor
Bessie Chiiders looked at him as one
awakened from a dream.
"Yes. What did you suppose"
"I thought you meant the laces."
Then it came out that the real thief
had been caught long ago. but It was
the incident that first turned Bertram
Banking's attention to Bessie Chiiders.
MA BY ALICE BOND.
OVERWORK JCILLING MEN.
In the Great Struggle for Wealth and Po
sition Men Arc Becoming Weaker
Than Their Forefathers.
By the cares of business and social life they
use up or waste awav the mot vital elements
of the human body "before they realize their
weak and run down condition. It seizes on
them so quietly at first that little or no atten
tion is pnid to the symptoms, whirl, commence
with a queer, bcwilderinc sensation in the
head, later the power to coucentraie the
thoughts, so necessary to hrain workers, is lost.
Following this will eome deficient sicht or
blurred vidon. mnsculr.r weakness nnd a dull
pain in the small of the back. There is a ten
dency to tire easily ; the digestion becomes
impaired : the temper irritnble; spirits de
pressed, endinein complete hick of confidence
and a geneml feeiinc: of disenst at his own
weakness. When the Mood and nerve forces
have been wasted hy disease, overwork . worry,
brain-tire, biirli livimr, dissipation or other bad
habits. Dr. Chnse's Blood and Nerve Food re
builds the system- by replacing the same sab-
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Carse & Ohlweiler Co. .
43.V431 Eleventh St.
Hock Island. 111.
Buy furniture when they need it and pay as
their incomes will permit. There's not a bigger
or brighter stock to select from than ours, and
our terms and prices are the fairest in the world.
A large line of Yietor
tables just received, also a
ordinary extension tables
We Gvia.ran.tee Our Prie s to Be
It's Well to
and in order to dress well
you must have a garment
that fits perfectly and becom
ingly, and by getting a
suit you are getting the best.
It has that broad shoulder
and chest effect which gives
a full, substantial appearance
to the wearer without that
stuffed and padded look so
common to many makes.
Try a G. Ccfl H. Special
and get the best. Sold only
&e New Clothing Store, 1714 Second Ave.
TYPE TELLS TRUTHFUL TALES
And when we say that yon can positively g-et lower pi lees and better
qualities at our store than elsewhere, we Nant you to feel that it is
true. All that we ask of vou is a trial. We are sure vou will come
again, and perhaps bring your neighbor, too. Once a customer, always
a eusaosser. Bead these prices:
Anderson's Jains, 3cans
3db. can Apples, 2 1 -
1-pound phg. scrap
tobacco i JC
10 bars Cudahay's Dia- C
mond C soap AwmJ
Sugar, 21 lbs l.vf
9 Bars Santa (.la us -
Egg-O-See and Vigor, -
3 packages SmmJt
Quaker Oats, isls"
per package OC
Standard Tomatoes, g.
3 cans s JC
New York gallon
Brazil Coffee, l1-
per pound Is2C
3 lb. can Green J
Pure Catsup, 3 C
3 lb. can Egg f
REMEMBER THE PLACE, NEAR POSTOFFICE.
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave.; old 'phone 1369, new 'phone 5462. Rock Island, 111.
flue line of
and Second Avenue.
Quart bottle Ammonia O
3 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
Hakes and Cera Hut, 2 C
pkgs 1 JC
Best Patent Flour, every
sack guaranteed 3
Fancy Dairy Butter, fj-
per pound mUC
per gallon Mw)C
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. C
2 large cakes Ivory P
2 cakes Sapolio C
3 ). can extra fancy ESL
sliced Pineapples t ijC
Toothpicks, 3 large g
Pure Maple Syrup,
quart bottle JC
Shredded Cocoanut, C
is contained in our stock of new de
sign and effects in colorings. For
rich and artistic touches of colors and
tints and beauty of patterns they aro
unrivaled. Decorations from them
are furnishings in themselves, and we
will do it at prices that are as attract
ive as our wall papers. We also carry
a stock of paints, oils and room
PARIDON (SL SON.
410 SEVEXTKK VI II STREET.
Old 'phone union 213, new 'phone 5213.
Our line of I'.undhar Wilton rugs, in
all shops, i- now complete. We are now
showing the largest line of ingrain
ever shown in the tri-eities.