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THE AKG-US, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1904.
Published Dally and Wekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
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tive character, political or religious,
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lication. No such article will be print
ed over flctitfous signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, June 24, 1904.
Tho famous-notorious suicide club
of Bridgeport. Conn., is said to be ex
tinct now. Bridgeport still is on the
Mrs. Langtry's Jewels have been
sold at auction in London. An actress
and her jewels are a grant ileal like a
fool and his money.
The Chicago water works officials
are complaining that water is being
wasted. Ami this convention week in
Chicago. But none of the Kentucky
delegates wasted it.
Harpers Weekly refers to a time
when Mr. Cortelyou acteo as president
for a week. The acting president is
much more entertaining, however.
Perhaps the logic of Fairbanks' nom
ination is that the United States are
a corporation from the vice presiden
tial standpoint, as they are an empire
from the presidential point of view.
The republican party remains true to
If you believe In creditable methods
in conducting party affairs and in
keeping the organization in good
hands, so indicate by attending your
ward primary tomorrow. The hours
daring which the polls will be open
are from to 7:30 p. ni.
The delegates at Chicago became ex
ceedingly tired of the taineness of the
republican national convention and
would have finished the business in
short order, but there was a contract
with the business men of Chicago for
a three days' session for which $40,000
had been paid. And the ennui contin
ued to the end.
According to the Chicago Tribune's
report of the national republican con
vention the quiet on the tirst day was
so intense that the chirping of the
sparrows up in the iron arches of the
building was distinctly audible during
the two hour's session and at times
this twittering was the noisiest of all
Mr. Takahira, the Japanese minister
at Washington, is on friendly terms
with the Russian ambassador. Count
Cassini, and Is carettil never to say
anything that will offend him. But he
likes harmless pleasantry once in
awhile. Someone informed him that
President Roosevelt had decided to
discontinue the training in jiu-jitsu
and asked him if he could guess why.
'Can't imagine the reason."' replied
the envoy: "perhaps Cassini objected
to the lessons as a breach of neutral
ity." Down in Georgia the Standard Oil
trust has trodden on its own toes for
once. A little independent concern
tried to make a living in Augusta, and
the Standard, following its usual pol
icy, offered to sell any amount of oil
at half a cent less than the rival's
prices. A Jobber made a contract on
that basis, the rival ttxed a rate away
below cost, and now everybody in the
place is buying cut rate oil on specula
tion and it Is going all over (Seorgla
It is thought that the Standard will
lose $200.uoo before it gets out of the
trap, and every body is enjoying the
spectacle even more than the money.
.Nothing New in the Platform.
The republican platform is but a
repetition of the one of four years ago.
except that the national administra
tion takes upon himself the credit of
all that has happened in the world's
history of a worthy nature in the term
that has intervened. On the all im
portant subject of the tariff, the party
simply intorms the country that it is
one that belongs entirely to the repub
lican party, that it is rather touchy
upon it. and that regardless of the
exigencies or requirements of the sit
uation, there will be no alterations until
the party gets good and ready to make
them. While there may be a justifi
able demand for reformation on some
arr'eies. yet the party will not promise
to inaugurate the change. The subject,
in word, is one that must be left
sole"." t party to handle according
to its high wisdom - under the guid
ance of the trusts.
The party, incidentally, is still claim
ing the glory of the war with Spain,
the most notable achievements of
which were accomplished by democrats.
Coat of Living.
"But may the good Lord deliver us
from another period when living ex
penses are cheap:"' was the pious wish
expressed by Secretary Shaw in bis
Wilmington (Del.) speech.
This litany of stand pat is just now
abundantly answered. The party In
power- not to debate the divine source
of its authority has made the cost of
living high enough to satisfy the most
The trouble is that it has not grati
fied that other desire stated by Mr.
Shaw, "employment for all our people
at a given wage.'' Some 75,W0 ex
perienced men from the railroad ranks
alone are paying high prices for the
necessarily of life on no wages at all.
To ask these men. some of whom live
in Wilmington, to join In the praise of
high prices is a piece of folly that
might tempt the president not to put
the other eight cabinet members on the
stump.- New York World.
A Surprise for Workers.
Those people who are wage earners
will be glad to know that their salaries
have teen increased at an astonishing
rate the past few years, for Secretary
Shaw says the figures are being pre
pared by the highest authority to prove
it; also that the Increased cost of liv
ing has merely kept pace with the
wages. That will be quite a surprise
to those who are finding it difficult to
make both ends meet.
Plundering Goes .
Reports from Wall street show that
the coal trust railroads will pay hand
some dividends this year in conse
quence of charging all they can get for
carrying coal for the mining companies
they own. Charging "all the traffic
will bear"' is the settled plan of cor
porations and combines, and the admin
istration seems by nonaction against
the coal trust to approve the plunder
ing. Coll for Democratic County C onvent!
Pursuant to the resolution adopted
in the democratic county convention,
held in Rock Island May Ufi. 1904. the
democratic voters of Rock Island
county are requested to send dele
gates to the county convention to be
held at the court house in the city of
Rock Island, 111., on the 30th day of
June, A. D. 1904, at 2 o'clock p. m.,
for the purpose of nominating one can
didate for circuit clerk, one? candidate
for state's attorney, one candidate for
coroner, and one candidate for sur
veyor, to be voted for in the county of
Hock Island at the general election
held on the sth day of November, A. I).
19u4, and to also select the proper
number of delegates to the congres
sional and senatorial conventions, and
such other business as may seem ex
pedient. The representation will be one del
egate for every 2i votes and one for
every fraction of that number over 13
based on the presidential vote of 1900
Rock Island First ward. 9; Second
ward, 12; Third ward. 15; Fourth
ward. 9; Fifth ward, 10; Sixth ward,
12; Seventh ward, 10.
Moline First ward, 7, Second ward.
7: Third ward, C; Fourth ward. 5;
Fifth ward. 9; Sixth ward, 14; Sev
enth ward. 4.
Andalusia. 2: Black Hawk. 4; Bowl
ing. 1; Buffalo Prarie, 5: Canoe Creek,
2; Coal Valley, 4; Cop, 3; Cordova. 3;
Drury, 4: Edgington No. 1, 2: Edging
ton No. 2, 2: Hampton No. 1. 4; No. 2.
2: No. 3. 2: Rural. 3; South Moline No.
1, 6; No. 2. 2; Port Byron, 3; South
Rock Island. S; Zuiua, 3.
Primaries for the election of dele
gates to said convention will he held
in the city of Rock Island, and by cau
cuses in the city of Moline. in the re
spective wards on the 2.rth day of
Jane, A. D. 1904. Polls and caucuses
to be conducted by the members of
the county committee from the re
spective wards in conformity with
said resolutions. In the rural ilisj
tricts the delegates elected to the
democratic county convention held
May 26, 1904, were authorized to act
as delegates to this convention from
their respective districts.
JOHN P. SEXTON, Chairman.
George P. Stauduhar, Secretary.
AT THE HOTELS
At the Harms (European! John C.
Rugal. Cleveland, Ohio; Henry C.
Wheeling. Chicago. 111.; C. A. Ryan.
Coldwater. Mich.: George C. Emery,
Princeton: Ixmis F. Hahn. Chicago;
W. M. Chambers. Chicago: Harry C.
Wilkins. Bloomington: R. C. Harris.
Keithsburg; D. M. Swob, Chicago; J.
K. Melvin. Colorado Springs; F. I...
O'Neil. Sterling. 111.; A. Nichols. Ham
let: G. A. Lynch. Chicago; S. B. Wat
son. Cambridge; R. S. Mueller, Kan
sas City; f. F. Seyforth, Burlington:
C. S. Harding. Peoria; Ralph Barfield,
Milwaukee; George A. Arnold. Bos
ton: Stephen A. Lindquist, Philadel
phia: S. T. Wellman, Bloomington;
Frank B. Curtis, San Francisco.
At the Rock Island ( European) EL
R. Sanasac, E. J. Crossell. Chicago;
C A. Ecklin. Indianapolis: Mrs. W. M.
Beale, Peoria; J. I. Reissell and wife.
Cedar Rapids: G. E. Spickler, Andalu
sia: James I. Cary, Dubuque: J. W.
McKnight. W. H. Press, Chicago: P. A.
Anderson and sons, Sherrard; N. Kra
mer. Chicago: L. M. Hirt, Peoria:
George B. Milton. Peoria: J. N. Karr,
Chicago: W. E. Eaton, Peoria: G. H.
Keeley. Peoria; J. R. MacBean. Chi
cago: H. J. Love. Beloit. Wis.; Mon
roe Warkheiser. Boston. Mass.; J. F.
Atheiton. Peoria: J. A. Mullen. St.
Paul; Emil Metzger. Peoria; William
Geulleman. Chicago: J. C. Holsman.
Peoria: T. E. Van Sant. Kansas City.
All the news all the time The Argus.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Owner of the Beatrice.
In the Newport Casino two ladles,
mother and daughter, were loungfug,
making remarks about those sitting
near or passing.
"Oh, heavens. Beatrice." said the
mother, "there's Walter Wells: if he
sees us it will spoil everything. Just
think of his teli people that we came
from a Mississippi river town.''
The daughter bit her lip. "How un
fortunate'." she said.
"And Just as we have lieeu taken up
by the B.'s. Here be comes. We
mustn't see him on any account."
The mother tunuil her head squarely
on the man who was approaching; the
daughter, after hesitating, suddenly
became inten-sted in a group which
called her gaze to another part of the
room. The- man walked by. his eyes
fixed on the two women. He had start
id forward With an expectant look on
his face, which turned into a bitterly
disappointed, then a severe, one. In
stead of going up to them, as he had at
first plainly Intended, he passed on.
"Oh. mother:" said the girl. "1 won
der if he saw us."
"Saw us! Of course he did and knew
we didn't want to be bothered with
him. 1 wonder what he is doing here.
He was sis ioor as a church mouse
when we left '. teu years ago."
That night there was a ball at B.'s,
und Mrs. and Miss Ie Lano It was
Delano originally, now it was De Lano
were there. They knew a few of
tlwse they met there, but as they had
not yet effected an entree Into the
creme de la creme of the world's com
mercial aristocracy scarcely any of
those they called acquaintances paid
any attention to them.
"Mamma," said the daughter, "what
can it mean? There's Walter Wells."
"l'ou don't say so. Where?"
"Over there with why. that's the
man who was pointed out to me this
afternoon as Lord Donegan, the Irish
nobleman, who has been over here
Half an hour later the daughter was
standing near Lord Donegan, and. see
ing that she was a beautiful girl, he
asked to be presented to her. During
their conversation Lord Donegan spoke
of hunting In the west and Incidentally
mentioned his friend Walter Wells.
The lady led him to talk of his friend
without mentioning her former ac
quaintance with him.
"I was in Colorado," he said, "start
ing for the Yellowstone park when 1
met Wells. 1 took a fancy to him and
succeeded in persuading him to go
ith mi'. We were on a stagecoach
one day when the driver was drunk,
dropped the reins, and the hordes
dashed clown n steep road. W ells went
out mi the tongue and checked the
horses Just as they were about to
swing us around a curve and over a
precipice. It wouldn't have made
much difference if Donegan with a bare
five thousand a year had gone over, but
the owner of the Beatrice mine wonld
have been a very different thing.
"The Beatrice V
"Yes; named for a sweetheart, I
fancy, though Wells never gave me his
"Is the mine valuable'"
"Produces a couple of hundred thou
sand a year, and Wells owned it all till
he sold it recently for $10,000,000, 1
The lady turned her head aside, and
the lord went on.
"Wells came back with me. and
when some of my New York friends
were good enough to ask me to New
port I told them I couldn't come with
out Wells. They didn't seem to think
he'd have a pleasant visit here New
port is exclusive, you know but when
the ladles found he was a bachelor and
worth jilO.OOO.otw they kindly accepted
my introduction, and he became quite
"Sine you are so intimate with Mr.
Wells." said Miss De Lano. "perhaps
you will bear a message from me to
"Tell him that Miss Miss De Lano,
a friend of his. is here and would be
pleased to see him."
Lord Donegan went off to find Mr.
"I say. old man." he said, "there's a
Miss De Lano here a beauty an old
friend of yours, who wants to meet
"What did you tell her about me?"
"Why. I told her nil about you of
"Tell Beatrice De Lano that I passed
her this evening, und so great has been
the change in me during the past ten
years that she failed to recognize me.
I have been so shocked at my altered
appearance that I haven't the heart to
"Beatrice ?" repeated Donegan, look
ing at his friend searchingly.
Tea, I named the mine for her. I
came east expecting to find a sweet
heart. I found a stone."
Lord Donegan did not carry the mes
age, and Miss De Lano knew that be
had no niessage that would In? accepta
ble. That night after her return home
she threw herself on a sofa despair
ingly. "Why. my dear." said her mother,
"what's the matter? Are yoirillV"
"Matter? Matter enough! Walter
Wells is worth $10,000,000 and, has the
entree" to this Newport "smart" set that
we have leen trying so bard to get
into, and we cut hira."
Wells and Ixnl Donegan left New
port the next day for New York, where
the former sailed for home. Wells
went west and. totally unconscious of
the value of the entree he had made
into the charmed circle, never took the
trouble to visit the place again. Nor
did the girl he came east to find ever
see or hear from him.
F. A. MITCHEL.
. . Go to .
To buy or sell Second
Hand Goods or all
1628 Second avenue. New "phone 5164.
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Turns Back Time in Its TlifihW
m.n't "' clN our- urn PPnO
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s.rvlnjrvuutliful looks. Not a
dv.'. Docs not at alp linen. A
fon r. Soml
I !IEE trial bottk- to PHIIAJ HAY. 220 T-afajvtta
et., Jiewvk, N. J. Lmiho Svc. bottle ut druggists'.
For sale by T. H. Thomas.
$6 to St. Louis and Return
J vine 27.
The Burlington Route announces arrangements for the
sale of special Coach Ex:ursion tickets again June 27. As
before, the round trip ts the World's Fair city and return
will cost only $6. The tickets will be accepted in any
Burlington chair car or coach, and will be good for the
return trip at any time within seven days from date of
Guide book and indexed map of the grounds free to
any who want it.
M . J. YOUNG,
'Phones, old 1180, new 6180.
A home Is never complete with
out it. Cures summer complaint
and cholera morbus.
For sale at all druggists and cafes.
All Run Down.
There is nothing hi tter when you
are in that com! it ion t han a good m
cordial. P.ut it must be good. We M)
pride ourselves on onr excellent
stock of Fine Wines and Liquors of
all kinds, and if you will only come J
to us when the doctor prescribes, I
you will be sure of getting the
Best. Our prices are more reason-
aide than yon will find elsewhere.
A St v dy in
is contained in our stock of new design.-,
and effects In colorings. For
rich and artistic touches of colors and
tints and beauty of patterns they are
unrivaled. Decorations from them
are furnishings in themselves, and we
will do it at prices that are as attract
ive us our wall papers. We also carrj
a stock of paints, oils and room
PAR.IDON 8L SON,
410 SEVENTEENTH STREET.
Old 'phone union 213, new 'pboie 5213
It's Well to
and in order to dress well
you must have a garment
that fits perfectly arid 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. H. Special
and get the best. Sold only
GustaJson 01 Hayes
75he New Clothing Store. 1714 Second Ave.
15he Month of Brides svrvd Roses
brings with it many pleasant memories, and they will he more pleas
ant if you have been doing your grocery trading ut our store. We
not only give you better, fresher groeeries for your money, but we
give you more of them, too, than you have been getting elsewhere.
Let us convince you with a trial order.
Fancy dairy butter, per
Brazil Coffee, l'1s-
per pound Im'jC
9 Bars Santa Claus y C
Anderson's Jams, 3cans r
3-lb. ean Apples, 2 15c
1-pound pkg. scrap -
10 bars Cudahay's Dia- -
mond C soap JmtJC
Best Granulated -J
Sugar, 21 lbs i.mJJ
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
3 packages mJC
Quaker Oats, 5il-
per package OC
Standard Tomatoes, -
3 cans miJC
3 cans uJC
New York gallon
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
BEMEMBER THE PLACE, NEAR POSTOFFiCE.
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave.; old 'phone 1369, new 'phone 5462. Rock Island, III.
One side of our Rug; the other is just like it.
HOCK ISLAND RUG CO..
2225 4th Ave, Rock Island. Old
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under tho State Law. 4 Per Cen1
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on P' rs rial Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business .Tu!y 2, 1890,
ind oceupvinir S. E. coiner of
iiitchell & Lynde's new building. '
Wholessle Dealers in PURE WINES AND LIQUORS
CELEBRATED COLFAX MINERAL
Manufacturers of WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS.
iei6-ieiB Ttnril Avenue, Rock Island, III.
Gold Oust, 'tL-
4-H. package UC
3 lb. can Egg 1flr
Quart bottle Ammonia C
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cera Nut, 2 C
Best Patent Flour, every!
sack guaranteed .mKJ
Gallon Peaches, s-
per gallon sJC
Seeded Raisins, 3 11m. C
8 large eakea Ivory C
2 cakes Sapollo C
3 lb. can extra faney C
sliced Pineapples MC
Toothpicks, 3 large " f
Pure Maple Syrup, 5L
quart bottle mJC
Yeast Foam, "X
Shredded Cocoanut, 1
Do It Now!
Telephone us to
call for your Car
pets and have
them cleaned, re
laid, and those old
Carpets worn by
beating (the old
way) made into
'Phone 1519 W; New 'Phone, 5001.
R. R. Cable,
H. P. Hull,
E. V. Hurst,
Phil Mitchell, t
L. Simon, i
J. M. Buford, j I
Solictors Jackson and Hurst.