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THE ARGTTS. MONDAY, JUNE 6 1904.
published Dslly and Weekly mt 1824 Second
venue. Rock If land. Hi. i Entered t the
poatofflce as second class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER OO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week
per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative cbar
acter political or reliitlou. must bave real
name attached for publication. No auch arti
cle will be printed over fictitious signatures
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
COSl i'f the enterprises as the private
partners and leaving them all the
profits." The schemes of this kind
nave cost the national treasnrv nt
less than 975,080,000. By the recent de-
ci-ion it resu niui me po-ima-ier
general t exclude anything from the
cent a pound rate that ha- no legiti
mate cttafan to be handled that tiL'ure.
(ieniiine new-paiicr- and periodicals
ire within the intent of the law. Lend
ng newspapers effect much of their
Eat Titration by railway ontaide pf the
mail-, nut in- take- nave Keen piiitinvr
the whole InirtJen iion the postal de
partment. Reform hi n.w possible by
the exercise of authority through one
f the cabinet departments.
Another postal question for the con
sideration of congress is the extension
nd cbea pening of the parcel- post,
i 1 . ! . ! .
a orancn in wnien mis i 1 1 i-
inormonsly behind England and Ger
many, .-tin anotner is tne cosi n
railway mail service. A pamphlet just
published bj Samuel Y. Green, of Xcw
York City states the railroads get
$.01 for matter carried by the same
railroads for express companies at
18.43. In ten years the railways
have received $350,000000 for mail
transportation, and tne postal deficits
in the -aim- tea years have exceed -
With Quay gone and bo capable man led $74,000,000. am figures iriven tne
to take hi- place, it is up to i tie tree public are uoi properly aigesico; oui
people of Pennsylvania to do some h,er. i- manifestly a Bubjecl that Con-
one-postponed thinking f their own. i rress ought to probe.
Postal reform- are all the more ur-
Monday, .1 une 6, 1904.
Lowden was done for by the
DAILY SHORT STORY
Mixed in a Murder Case.
In the light f subsequent event-
that Yates-Deneen combination in Rock
I.l.-md coiintv mat not prove so liad as
many Rock Island republicans origin
Den. Miles bavins? been advised that
he must declare himself a prohibition
ist to receive the nomination of that
party for president, will probably
emphasize hi- silence.
The mistake Col. Lowden made was
in joining hi- fortunes with the vener
able public functionary who i- to be
1 liv Yates in the senate if
the voter- of Illinois don't "bust" the
The price of anthracite ha- bet
advanced 10 per cent in New York
nresumabli for the discouragement
of 'luxury." The fact that all the
companies advanced at the same time
while declaring in agre enseal exists
afford- a most remarkable fontanel
(rent at tnis time, an ex
change siigirc-ts. because the
sOTernmenl ha- entered into free
rural delivery, a system that promises
to be of vast benefit to the people.
Though but recently introduced, there
are many routes In operation, bring'
the world daily to the farms and
placing a most numerous and most
worthy element of the population in
i ... , :
Close Touch with curreiu iiiiiiir.-. in
addition to economizing their time.
If ha- been estimated by the postal
department that rural delivery will in
crease the postal deficit within the
next three years. But the deficit will
not grow if the big abuses are
-topped. A new hOUSe will soon be
elected. Candidates for congress
ought to be instructed to overhaul the
. 1 , T. .1.-1
postal service inorougniy. r.crv uw
of waste can be applied to rural de
livery- or other meritorious service.
The postal graft i-. as ex-Postmaster
General Smith says, a small item, but
the postal -poilation mounts into tens
These are indeed hard days for real
romance when a Morocco bandit can
not abduct couple of men and ho
tbem for ransom without having a
OLD TIME COOKERY.
Carton lleelpcn That Were In
In the Fifteenth Centaury.
Aii old volume, the "Noble Soke of
whole fleet of prosaic warship- swoop Qgokry, flora Prynce Housaolde or eny
down upon him. Truly, the
romance are dead. I here i- no longer
si srlort or monei in the Brood old
oriental ways, except when they b
put between the cover- of book-.
President Melville fc toga Us of the
I :i pour road was passing through
Cleveland a few day ago, and whi
wniting in a railroad station for hii
Cincinnati train found the -moke from
locomotives to be of almost stifling!
density. Leurnhag that this was the
ormal condition there, be -cut word
to the other railroad companies usini
the union station that conditions must
le hnDrored at once. Before he left
town plan- were miller way for th
substitution of electric motor- lor
coal-burning locomotives In depot
work. Then he started for Cincinnati,
hll tag I
how u once more
that he It
st rengt h
in the far east
i greal extent.
-till guesses to
German service paper, the Mill taei
U och.nblatt. thinks that the Russians
in the Held now number 190,000 men.
with t"'i nuns and that the reinforce"
naents from Europe befog rushed t
the scene of war will carry the total
mt to 230.000. with 638 suns. It Is
not Indicated, however, when the r
enforcements will reach the far east
It seems alisoltitclx certain that for
some time to come the Japanese will
be able to face the Kussian- every
where with force- numeric-ally su
perior that i-. so Ionir as the cam-
oaism is confined to southern Man-
other Kstafelv Hoiissolde. written
about the year 14GT, contains many
ran- and curious recipes in use in ukrm
davs not onlv tor ordinary dishes, but
those to be eaten on f;ist and Hsh days.
It la curious in reading this cookery
book to find that there are the same
birds, beasts and fishes, the same
courts a ami sometimes tne same names
to dishes as in a modern one. but. al
though the names are often the same,
the ingredients and the preparation
lire mtv different. For Instance, their
Blanche mange" was composed of
lamtirev or other fis.li. and their cus
tards contained fresh pork minced
Here Is one recipe from the book
"To make iuoii amy take and loil cows"
cream and when it Is boiled set it aside
aud let it cool. Then take cow curds
and ureal out the whey; then bruise
them in a mortar and cast them In the
pot to the cream and loil togetner.
1'ut thereto sugar, honey jind may but
ter, color it up with saffron aud in the
letting down put In yolks of egs well
beaten and do away the strain and let
the potttge be standing; then arrange
it in dishes and plant thereiu flowers
of violets and serve it
Some of the recipes in this quaint old
book were intended specially for
"lorde V table. For instance, a pike
was to be served w hole to "a lorde,"
but cut In pieces for the "eommonalte.
Cabbages were to be thickened with
grated bread for ordinary people, but
served w ith yolks of eggs for a "lorde."
The dishes at this time used at table
were either gold or silver for great oc
casions and wooden trenchers and plat
ters for ordinary use. It was not till
the time of Oueen Elizabeth that
ehurin. In the attack on Port Arthur
the Japanese will seek to outnumber I ptea of nsetal and earthenware began
to be generally used instead of wood
the garrison ." to I if necessary.
Costly Posts I At) uses.
Tin Philadelphia Pre--, whose chief
editor i- Charles Kmory Smith, post
ma-ter eeneral under President Mc
kinley, lias an article on postal graft
and spoliation which show- an inti
mate knowledge of the larger facts in
the case. A few of 'the grafters havi
been tried and punished, but there art
eostly abuses that demand thorough
investigation by congress. The Ma
chen deal with a patent promoter
caused u lo.-s of $i:iO.OOO to the gov
ernment, r-er.ator Burton was con
victed of nsins hi- official influence
with the post office department in Ik1
half of a gct-rii h-quick concern which
paid him $.0 a month for his services
Mr. Smith point- to a vastly larger
leak that ha- existed for veers, but
which may now be remedied by th
postmaster general under a late deds-
ion of the united State- supreme.
court. One -"-called periodical refer
reil to ly .Mr. iuitn was liumilcii in
the mails al a direct lo-s to the i: -
rnmcnt on each i--i f $13,4X1. The
cost if one is-iie of the publication
was $7.:i .;
ask the renders Of tins paper to test
the value of Kodol Dyspepsia Curt
1 ho-e tier-on- who have used it am
who have been cured bv it. do not h si
late to recommend it to their friends
Kodol digests what you est, cure- in
disrestion. dyspepsia and all stomach
troubles. Increases strength by en
ablins the stomach and digestive or
gati.- to contrmuie io tne emoou an
the nutriment contained in the food
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is pleasant an
palatable. Bold by all druggists.
Khenmatt.nl Cured In X4 Hours
T. J. Blackmore. of Haller & Black
more. Fittsburg. Pa- savs: A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. 1 took to my bed with
I 111' mil Hill nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me anv good. I had five of the
best physicians in the city, but I re
reived verv little relief from them
know the MVS tic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
lad its sdvertising amount- j recommending it to other poor suffer
ei' to J. ... so. I nils Tne goicrumcui icri-. ooiu u.v ouu wi mju, uui
lost $13,421 and the publishers made a ond avenue. Rock Island; ttust Schle-
nr. tii of if..t4 ;. n the 12 - of gel & Son, 0 Xe 1 M street
the rear the gorernment lost $lGl.o.v.'. uavenport.
while the publishers cleared (S57.316.
"For vears. .Mr. hmtlfl :-. the go-
Hnpiint has ben in partnership with
n hit of fake periodical-, contributing
tvvice as much in actual cash to the
Chronic bronchial troubles and sum
mer cough- can le quickly relieved
and cured by Foley's Honey and Tar.
All di assists.
"I don't believe in circumstantial ev
idence," said the peddler. "It's too on
sartin." He was sitting in the country store,
while his pack rested on the doorstep.
The storekeeper -was posting his ac
counts behind a desk, and a lounger
was sitting on the counter with his
"What makes ye think so;' asked
"Waal, I got ketched in a case of that
kind onct. It was this a way. I was
movta' along a road in the country,
stoppin" at the farms to sell my stuff,
when one eveuin' about dusk all of a
suddetit I saw a man come out of a
house draggiu' a woman. She had on
a red dress and a sunbonnet that bad
tumbled over her face. The man had
his arm around her waist and was
pullin' her along, she makiu no resist
ance whatever. I made up my mind
that she had fainted or was dead, I
didn't know which. I watched the fel
ler, he not knowin' any one whs Iookin"
at him, till he got behind a dump of
trees and I couldn't see him no more.
"I was tempted to steal along and
see the end of the business, but I reck
oned I might git mixed up In a murder
ease and have to spend months waitln'
to be calliMl fer a witness without mak
ln' notbin', so I Jist went right on like
sensible man and never paid no at
tention to the matter.
This was to the fall of the year, nnd
I didn't get over that ground ag in till
the next spring, about the time the
snow was meltin'. Then I neenl that
woman had disappeared mysterious
ly, and no one knowed what had be
come of her. It didn't take me long to
put what I'd seen and the disappearin
of this woman together nnd make a
fust class murder case otiten It. But I
wasn't no fool to go mixta' myself up
in it, and I held my tongue.
"Then one day I was a-read in a
newspaper and saw an account of the
trial of a young gal fer the poiaonin' of
her mother. The trial w as goin on at
the county seat near where I'd seen
the man draggiu' the woman, or the
body, through the cornfield. I was
Jlst Btartln' through that region and
concluded I'd stop at the courthouse
and learn somethin' about the case. I
Jist wanted to satisfy my curiosity.
'Waal, a few days later I laid down
my pack at the door of the courthouse
and went inside. The prisoner was a
good Iookin' country gal and in a peek
of trouble. I listened awhile to the
evidence antl beerd a witness describe
the gal's mother, who had mysteriously
disappeared. When she came to the
dresses the woman used to wear she
mentioned a red one. Ef I'd had any
doubt before that the woman I'd seen
dragged through the cornfield was the
one who'd disappeared it all left me
now. though I admit more 'n one
woman kin have a red dress. Rut the
case was goin' dead ag'in the gal, who
set there right where I could look at
her. seein' how pale she was and how
dispalrin' she got as the evidence piled
up ng'ln her and the prosecutin' attor
ney pictured what an on natural crea
tor' she was. I kep' a-thinkin' all the
time what n misfortun' it was to git
mixed up In the case, but the gal was
SUfferin' so and looked so purty I
couldn't hold in. I concluded to set
the court right. I reckoned sure that
the man I seen draggiu the body in
the red dress was the murderer and
the girl was Innocent. I elbowed my
way down to the gal's lawyer, called
him to the rail and told him what I'd
seen. I hadn't time to git it all out
before he had me on the witness staud
and I told It to the jury.
"Well, there was an adjournment
ond constables was sent out to search
the place I described. While they was
gjne everybody waited, nnd the gal sat
Iookin' at me gratefully. At the samt
time she was mighty anxious. I looked
at her hopeful, ns much ns to say
'Don't you worry, they'll find yet moth
er's body Bttre, then the man I seen
draggiu' it'll be in your place, and
you'll go ecot free.'
"In about an hour th party come
back, carry In' somethin' on a couple of
poles with crosspieces. As they come
into court I caught sight of a drees that
had ben red, but the weather had
taken the brightness outen it. There
was a sunbonnet Jammed down on the
'"What did you find?' asked the
Judge. Iookin' at the thing over his
" Skeer crow.' said one of the consta
Mes. 'Farmer Shock had it in his corn
field last summer, and when the corn
was got in he carried it down to the
fence and left it there. It's all straw
except the clothes.'
"I colored up to the roots of my hair,
but I didn't have so much need to do so
as vou'd reckon. The case ag'ln the
gal bad been all circumstantial, nnd
her lawyer, taking ndvantage of what
I'd told him and the findin' of the
skeer crow, made a powerful speed
ng'in relyln' on slch evidence and got
the gal off. Three months after that
her mother was found alive in another
state, havin' wandered away outen her
"The gal must 'a' been mighty
thankful to yer." said the man on the
counter, "fer makin' a fool of yerself."
"She was the gratefulest creature
you ever seen."
"Did ye git anything outen the busi
ness?" "Got a lot of expense."
"I get the gal, and between ns we
got seven children. I've had to work a
lot harder than before. But fortunate
ly my wife's a good manager, and in
stead of rnnnln' behind I've been run
nin' ahead ever since."
MARTIN C. WINSTON.
Your health is yoor
greatest blessioz. Guard
it as your life, rind out
the truth ahout vourselt .
uhcthcr vtu are ick or
well l.p.im how to eet
well and keep well and how to get well should
rou DSOSSBC 111. root ncaim is xnc raun
i, I,,,.- to ,,.v nitnrp's laws. How can vou obey
.1 I . i . ... . Irnnwwh.it thrv arc? Do
vou suri r 1 1 rn lieadarnes r is your appeuie ymjvi
I in vi . 1 1 ,v jm aV- jt mn Are vou nervous auu
irritable? Then you are on the down-road to poor
ru ,i:h ( .ft on the uivroja. i.r. nitiu u.
tells you how to regain lost health or to retain tne
health vou have.
Dr I. H McLean his prepared many remedies
to help those who sutler. -ne oi uiun a
jBrplrjyF? T,1 Store
jj jjjijj always t
This remedy reaches the onrans that are most
susceptible to disesst;tne organs mat must Dcxrm
iiiKood wnrkine condition to secure cood health
for you. Mcl-ean's I.iver and Kidney B.ilm puts
these organs in good order ana Keeps mem so;
makes them throw off disease germs: relieves un
told suffering; brings health and strength to those
who use it. At all druggists. tl.uO the bottle.
THE DR. J. H. McLEAN MEDICINE CO.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Big Four Route
TO THE WORLD FAMED
Virginia. Hot Springs.
.."oo feet elevation on Chesapeake &
Ohio Rv. Pre-eminent am one all-year-
Under the management of PKED
This fine brick structure is now com
pleted. Has -100 rooms and -m pre
rate baths, each room supplied with
ong distance 'phone and modern ap
pointments. Brokers' office with direct
Sew York wire.
Magnificent hath house and most
curative waters known for riieiima-
:ism. gout, obesity and nervous troubles.
Fine Golf Links and new Club House
with Squash Court, lonntrinir rooms.
afe, ping-pong tables, etc. Orenes
ra. JUNE AND JULY.
The grandest months in the year.
Magnificanl train service. Dining
Cars. Pullman Sleepers, Observation
REDUCED RATE TICKETS .NOW ON
For full information call on agents
BIG FOUR. R.OUTE.
Allen M. Nye. T. P. A.,
Mammoth Sade of Peoria Stores' Stock Now
f From the opening o the doors it has been at
vl01ll "lis tended by crowds. We promised big things and
no one has been disappointed. These are goods attractive, desir
able goods in abundance at prices away below the market. $40,000
worth of goods from Peoria to which was added fully $10,000 worth
from our own stock makes an amount so large as to supply the
needs of many thousands of buyers and keep the sale going for ful
ly two weeks. Buyers are coming from 25 to 75 miles away to se
cure the bargain opportunities of this big sale. Are you taking ad
vantage of your opportunity? Come, all are welcome.
Beautiful Wash Fabrics at
About One-Half their
Six Great Special Lots.
LOT l Double fold Voil Wash Fab
ries for Shirt Wai-t Suit-. Peoria
prices :.'"e and ".".le
LOT :.' -Beautiful Mercerized em
broidered Swisses, and 44 inches
wide in while and black, red, pink,
blue, yellow and lavt ader grounds,
embroidered in dainty contrasting
colors, goods thai sold up to $1.25 a
dfe your choice
LO'l Daintj J5c Br ide th
LtT i 25 pieces figured Manches
ter changeable for two-piece suit
boy's aist- or shirt waists. Pe
oria liriee i'.'1 1
0 ALL THE NEWS ALL THE O
0 TIME THE ARGUS. O
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l.wi .i .- Llieiii i-n.oi-ui' OI wuimu..
W wash fabrics, Peoria price- were
IP sc, -1 . nnd lOc,
-a .- i 'i ' -
A I. (l fi The Peorin stoek ; (, '.'
hams thai eosl !n ni :;." I ". (
9 will offer them lh!s wee!,, i r whili
k If qtialit; rut- . -a v rgure we quott
W the folh --.'i . "' r: Several hun
" dretl vanls of fine Mercerized
white go i - irin prire QQr
lot of beautiful Turnovers, the
",(! ::'i- nil,' " 1 in! -i f-k
W: , ehoiee f, I UC
A lot of hauiTsi toelcs vr ctdlars
Specia.1 Sale of Cut Glass and Fancy Vases
The speeial sale of rich cul glass ami kindred lines beginning
Tuesday is in all respects tlje mof interesting of the mammoth
sale now in progress. The depart men! i fairly overflowing with
suggestions what to eie f,,r June weddings and birthday pres
ents. The extraordinarily low price for fine glass can onlj be ap
preciated by inspection.
Cui Glass About One-Fourth Off.
Hundreds of bdwles, vases, nappieces, sugar and cream sels. ol
ive dishes, handled bon-bon dishes in new and handsome patterns,
cul on the finest of figure, I and waterent blanks and blghl polished.
Prices For This Salt- As Follows :
$.'.00 Sugar and Cream BCt..$1.23
$:t..vi Sugar and Cream s-t..
$5.00 Sugar ami ("ream set . . :!.7."i
$d.50 Sntrar and Cream set.. 5.00
Others at $7.7"i set.
$:..im Celery Tray at ..:.".0
$6.50 Celery Traj at 5.00
s.T.'i Celer Ti :i a I 7.05
$'... iii Celerj Trav at T.T'i
$2.00 handled 5-in nappiece
50c cul ghi!-s salts, silver
s.voo deep 1 inch Bowl at.
$5.50 deep 1 inch Bowl at
$6.00 deep i inch Bowl at.
Other al $16.50.
:!..-.U Water Potties at...
$5.00 Water Bot t le- at ....
$7.25 Water Bottles at..
Others at $8.75.
. $2. a
IJ2S oil and Vinegar Bottles 75c
1.35 oil and Vinegar Bottles 95c
1.75 oil and Vinegar Bottles 1.35
::.7.". Oil ami Vinegar Bottles 2.90
$4.50 Cut Glass Tumblers, Special Price $3.50.
Fancy Austrian and Bohemian Vases.
We an- showing in connection with this speeial sale of cut glass
several hundred fancy glass vases in green and crystal at prices
regular values suitable for wedding and birthday
ifts. prices 1 5c to -
Wash Goods Specials For This Sale.
jig wt rth $1 your
l ease of Gray Mourning
Sc Print- at
A bij- lot of good quality blue
dress prints, speeial only. ...5c
1 ease Pates Seersucker fancy
Dress Ginghams, cheap at.. -'
A lot of Lawns and
Dimities, only 10c
20c Shirt Waists Suitings.
our price 15c
Mnusselaine de Soie, '"e
values, only i"'C
A lot of handsome ?.'"
Dimities at 15C
1 case 25c fanej Wash ( rash
goods at '-"ic
Two-piece Suiting- in the prett
black effects, very cheap at . . 15c
111 pieces of 7"ie imported faiu-.
Fmbroidered Dress Swisses,
Two-piece suitings in all the
popular colors, in handsome
Homespun effects 24c
Pretty all linen Voile Suiting-,
worth .me. your choice only 93c
A bunch of beautiful fancy em
broidered Dress Swisses, 4."-iii
Ret ling room n rea r
Vtten ! the hig ah- at- ! maki
tin- 15'g R Inn ur luadquar
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Trithful Advertising 9
Always is our Motto 0
Cotton, High Grade,
CHANNON, PERRY 6c CO.,
Davis Block. Old 'Phone 11 4 New 6148 112 West Seventeenth St.
The Man Who
Knows tis and our brands of li
quors and wines- or he should get
acquainted with us and them forth
with. There's no particular pa
rade about this establishment, but
there is a whole lot of inferior com
forters and at much lower prices
than you'll find elsewhere.
SIMON LEWIS. Market Square.
June brides and brides of other month will always find this stoic bbouf a satisfactory a trailing place
a.- they eovld wi-h for.
Positiv. l everything in the bouse-f uraishbig Use is to be had here. Choosing was never better prices
were never lower- and we were never better prepared to serve you, than right now.
.lust a- welcome to look around as to bin -
CLEMANN & S A LZMANN