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DPHE &RGUS, '.SATURDAY, JAtTARY 7, 1905.
Publiiihed Dally and Weekly at 124
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Saturday, January 7, 1905.
in war me Japs adhere to a sure
thing philosophy. Captives under
guard are preferred to prisoners on
The United States senate isn't so
bad. after all. Only three senators
have been mixed up with the courts
on charges of crookedness in the last
Naval experts declare the battleship
supreme. This is, of course, based
on the assumption that there are no
scows, barges, ferryboats, or docks in
It seems to be the truth about the
legislative pay roll, that members of
the legislature who do not hesitate to
bleed the state, wish concealed from
Ine Emperor Francis Joseph of
Austria is a man of simple, frugal
habits and a hard worker. lie Is an
early riser, and for many years af
ter ascending to the throne he was ui
at & o clock in the morning to begin
his day' work after a breakfast of
coffee and bread and butter. The
amount of work he is able to Ret
through Is amazing. For recreation
he goes to one of his shooting lodges
for a few days, wearing the Ty roles
costume and devoting him -elf entirely
to the chase.
Every schoolboy is familiar with the
saying of Ilenjatuin Franklin, as th
group of anxious-faced, yet loyal men.
stood around to sign the immortal dec
laration of independence: ".Now we
must all hang together or we'll ail
hang separately." Hut the rejoinder
of the signer Benjamin Harrison t
the above witticism is not so well
known. Harrison, a portly man. look
ing down over his ample proportion,
said: "Ten. but when tbeP drop u
all off at a rope's end some of you
lightweights will be kicking and suffer
ing long after I'm done for.
Charles A. Edwards, secretary of the
democratic congressional committee,
was having a bad quarter of an hour
with his little son. who wanted an
swers to all sort of Impossible ques
tions. "Why am I a democrat?" said
the child. "Who wants to know?" an
swered his father, suspiciously. "The
teacher." "Well." said Mr. Edward.
you tell the teacher you are a demo
crat because you possess the (lxl giv
en faculty, after you have been rolled
in the dust and kicked and cuffed, of
rising and declaring to the world.
'Well, we lost this lime, but we will
win in 1&0S.'
On the last day of the old year Sena
tor Allison passed the service record
made by Mr. Morrill of Vermont, hav
ing served 31 years. 9 months. 26 days.
The longest active service record was
that of the late John Sherman of Ohio,
whose total was 31 years, II months.
14 days. Before the end of the ses
sion. Mr. Allison will have parsed the
record made by the Ohioan. thereby
showing not only the longest contin
uous service, but also the longest ac
tual service In the senate. His pres
ent term will not expire until four
years from March 4 next, and he is iu
such prime health that he is likely
to be in the senate much longer.
Mayor Weaver of Philadelphia tells
of an Interesting encounter which took
place between Dr. Swallow and a com
moo laborer on Chestnut street, in
Philadelphia. The doctor had noticed
a big black bottle sticking out of the
man's pocket. The doctor thereupon
called the laborer oter and started
talking with bim. aud finally got him
to break the bottle. He then gave the
roan a quarter and told bim to get
something else, and the man went over
to the corner saloon and got a drink.
When he came out the doctor akeJ
him if he had had a drink, and the
man replied: "Sure I did. The bottle
I j'ist broke was full of cold coffee.
and you wanted me to get something
else, so I got a whisky."
Wedded Miy Years.
This week occurred the celebration
near PwrlurR. by Mr. and Mrs.
James Miles, of the M'tli anniversary
of their wedding. There Is something
more tluu: . . usual, allotment to hu
man kind in M years of happy wedded
life. S.lver anniversaries are even un
usual. Gulden wedding anniversaries
are very rare and very remarkable, but
here we hare a celebration of the GOlh
anniversary. Sixty years ago that
Is way back in 1845. What man who
is happily married does not congratu
late if he does not envy Mr. and Mrs.
Miles in that period of connubial hap
piness. What a fallacy is the statement that
"marriage is a failure" when the long,
useful and happy lives of Mr. and Mrs.
Miles are compared with much of the
modern-day misconception of what
marriage really is and really means.
Through years of hardship and toil
and earnest endeavor Mr. and Mrs.
Miles enjoyed happiness in its truest
sense, for it was the happiness of pur
ity of purpose and mutual effort and
sweet companionship. :
Rather should such lives of worthy
purpose and fidelity to the holy estate
be emulated than the. modern-day , life
of commercialism and selfishness which
wrecks so many homes, and ruins so
many sacred ties.
What happier goal than to reach a
COth wedding anniversary with its
genuine joys and reminiscences.
The peace of tyrannous terror, the
peace of craven weakness, the peace of
Injustice, all of these should be shun
The above quotation froui'the recent
message of I'reHklent Roosevelt has a
striking applicability to existing do
mestic conditions. The American peo
ple are brought face to face at the pres
ent time with perils of a more porten
tous character thjin any that have con
fronted them or their predecessors since
the formation of the government,
says the Boston Herald.
The last quarter of a century has
witnessed the aggrandizement in the
United States of individual and cor
porate wealth in a way and to a de
gree thnt would Lave leen deemed Ira
possible by those who were living and
thinking facton in this country during
the administration of President Lin
coln. The power In this country Ios
sessed by centralized wealth, in finance.
In manufacture. In commerce. In poll
tics and in society, if not a dominating
force. Is fast approaching such a con
Another twenty-five years of unini
peded develwpmeut and tbe industries,
using that word In Its broadest sense,
and with these the -tolitiral control of
the country, will rest tn the hands of a
small group of Individuals, who, when
they agree sxnong themselves, ns self
Interest will compel them to. will dic
tate the policies of state and national
government and the "methods and de
velopment of practically ell Indus
trial enterprises. The I'n!ted State of
America would continue te Ik? a repub
lic In name. Just as the republic of
Home maintained Its name for cento
rie after every vestige of free govern
ment bad lieeu Mqut-excd out of it by a
long u"-eiioii of i injuria 1 rulers.
Tbe only way In wbic-b this danger
can be met and overcome Is by vigor
ousiv fa dug and opitosing It. If we
are to ruaiufain. as tbe president says
tbe peace of tyrannous terror, tbe
peace of craven weakness, the icace of
Injustice. then, indeed, we arc lost.
We now have a the executive bead of
our government a man of militant
mind, one who almost professes a de
light in combat, who extols heroism. us
DerhaiM the highest of virtues. His
recent lueswage rings almost as a call
to arms when questions of foreign
policy are considered. Hut surely we
have arrived at a criod in tbe. world's
advancement when bravery exhibits
Itself lu other forms than In physical
combat. The nurse who sacrifices her
life In taring fur and curing plague
stilckcu sufferers shows certainly as
much heroism as the mau who is shot
down while caling tbe breast work of
the enemy. True courage consists in
the fierformance of many other actions
besides those which take place acconi
pauled by the music of brass bands and
the display of flags or uniforms.
The greatest eYIls thaC 'confront tnia
country are those which are represent
ed by potent forces controlled by com
manding personalities. To those who
will fall down and worship these are
offered the kingdoms of the earth and
all that they contain; to those who
have leadership and power, and who op
pose these forces, defeat and discredit
are threatened. And yet, unless In
some way this battle against concen
trated wealth can be fought and won.
the future of our nation is dark Indeed
The eace of Injustice" would con
sist In making friends with those rep
resenting the mammon of unrighteous
ness; "the peace of tyrannous terror
would be In not dating to strike at
these great and growing evils; "tbe
peace of craven weakness' would be In
tolerating thewe constantly aagmcntiiyf
abnses because one 'fearedthat' ne did
not possess the requisite strength to
combat theui and foresaw greater com
fort In easy toleratfou.
President House velt affirms that be
wishes to combat evil, although It must
be admitted that he sees it much more
clearly at distant places, thousands of
miles aero the seas, than in this coun
try and closely around him at Wash
ington. Hut if be has any doubt as to
the existence of the combative power
of corrupt ing Influences let him enter
upon the work ef endeavoring to insti
tute reforms; let him approach the so
called trusts with the Intent of correct
ing their defects; let him lead in an ef
fort to revise the tariff so as to elimi
nate some of it manifest abuses; let
him come in hostile conflict with con
centrated capital in any form, and he
will find that if he has the desire to
fight be can satisfy his wishes to his
heart's content. More than this, he can
and should realise tbst any success on
these lines won in this country "! be
to our a0.rmo.)uo people of infinitely
greater value than any victory he can
win for the nation in lands beyond the
All the news all the time THIS
DAILY SHORT STORY
A BABY'S INFLUENCE.
The eood book savs. "Suffer little
children s come onto me and., forbid
them not, for of. such is the kingdom
of heaven.- I. a workin man, without
much education, wouldn't a known
what there is In this except for a cir
cumstance I'm goin to tell. Aud
wouldn't have known it anyway if
hadn't been a man as needed somethin'
to keep me from takin a plunge into
the ocean o wickedness that would a'
d rawed me under.
I was the bajpy husband o my wife.
Mabel, and the father o my boy, Tom
my, and was earoiu good wages In a
safe and lock company. One day I was
sent to a bank to fix the safe lock. The
next day a big sum o money was miss
ed from the safe, and I was accused o'
takin it. They couldn't prove nothln
but I was discharged, and no other
company would employ me.
When I was turned out o my home
and saw Mabel and the kid starvin
grew desperate. Havin' the name of
thief. I concluded I might as well be a
thief. The president and cashier of the
bank I was suspicioned o' robbin had
safes In their homes, and the cashier's
I'd out in myself, and it would be
easy oienin. I went to the house one
night about 10 o'clock to get the bear
in's, inteudin to rob tbe safe just be
fore dawn. While I was standiu there
a carriage drove up, and a gentleman
and a ladv cot in. I was thinkin' the
cashier and hi lady was goin' out to a
ball or some'rs, and 1 made up my
mind to do tbe job before they got
I had no trouble gittin' into the
bouse, plcklu' the kitchen door lock
with a skeleton key aud exploriu' the
main floor. 1 found nobody there. The
gas was turned low In tbe hall, and as
I wert ur I turned It out. I knew
where the safe was, well enough In
litUe room off the main front bedroom
I skirmished around awhile and made
up my mind there was nobody home
at all. Opeiiiu' the safe room door.
flashed uir dark lantern about and
found from the furniture, toys and
such things that I was in the nursery
I wasn't long belli' confirmed in- this,
for suddenly the light fell plumb on
I-the face of a tdeeplu babe.
I knew at once that there was soinc
tuidy at home with tbe baby, though it
mleht have been left with the nurse
and she gone out with her feller,
was goin to git out when the baby
bavin' tbe light in its eyes, opeiuil em
and looked al"ut. Fearlu' the child
would cry, I made up my mind to
bold stroke to prevent belu' given
away. 1 shut the door and turned up
the g:i. which was buruiu' low. As
eoou a tbe baby's eyes got used to tbe
light it smiled at me.
That smile took me back to my Tom
my at home In Ida little crib beside his
mother, for my Mabel wouldn't have
no nurse for her boy even If she had
loads o money to pay one. I went up
to the little thing and put out my fin
ger. It give me the same grip Tom
was used to givin' Jiie. It seethed to
me it was a grip u welcome, and when
It said. "(loo. koo. cool" I was certain
It was sayln: 'I'm glad you've come,
My nurse has left me In the lurch, and
I'd a been lonesome.
Well, tbe little chap would not go to
sleep till I put my cheek down beside
hls'u aud kept perfectly still for awhile.
I was anxious to get him off my hands.
for he'd saved me from what I was
a goin to do, and I was hot to escape
from tbe bouse without bein caught
As soon as I knew by his breatbin' he
was asleep I went on tiptoe t.o the gifs
Jet. turned it low and, openin the
"Hands up!" said a man In dressin'
gown and slippers, polntin' a revolver
at me. I recognized at once the cash
"I haven't opened your safe, Mr. Ste
vens," I said. "Your baby saved me.
"I know sou haveu't. I've been
watching you through the keyhole.
"I made a blunder," I muttered,
crestfallen. "I thought you went out
with Mrs. Stevens."
"Luckily there was no one but me
to stay with the baby, and I am very
much at home, as you see. Who are
you and what are you doing in my
"I'm the man as fixed the safe lock
at tbe bank. I haven't had a job since
sod come here lntendin' to help my
"You that man?" he exclaimed, turn-
in' sort o pale.
"Yes. but 1 didn't take the bank's
He bung his head and seemed to be
think In'; then he looked up.
"I know you didn't." he said.
"Yeu know? How?"
"Come in here."
He took me by the wrist and led me
back Into the nursery and turned up
"My child has saved you, and it has
made a man of me. Promise me over
this bit of innocence to keep my secret,
and I'll set yon right."
When you were working at the lock
I went into the safe and took the mon
ey. I needed it to make good my ac
counts, which were short. I'm all right
for funds now and will send the money
to myself as cashier tomorrow from an
unknown penitent. Now go. I will see
that you get back your old job, and
you shall be under my wing as long as
I have prospered since then, and
we've never given each other away.
Ne. there's aothln' nearer to heaven
than an Innocent child.
Voice (from above) Lorena, wan you
getta tired 111 frown downa de dog.M
safety In Sis-Tat.
The rut-sued Scout Forward! For
ward, noble steed! All depends on
your ability to carry me to yonder
clump of cottonwoods, when rwe can
seek safety from the bullets of the
Red Avenger, who is close behind us.
San Francisco Examiner.
Wttli the Bail.
Mrs. Hug Janitor, are you sure this
Is the right size? You know I must
have n No. 11 to accommodate my
family! New York American. ?
"Do you think you can draw that
ball the length of the table?"
"I'll have to, I suppose. But I don't
see why the artist didn't draw it back
there to begin with."
Two of a. Kind.
Well. Isn't It awful In these res
taurants? Some oue got away with
my bat and left me this!" . -
"Well, Isn't it? Some oue got mine
too!" Browning's Magazine.
When Doctors Dlsaarree.
"I'm gettln tired of eatin' tbe same
kind of grub every day."
'Never mind, grandpa. We 11 have a
new doctor next week, and tjien you'll
nave a change of diet. Boston Journal
8 A New Year
And new list t f Her
gains cy t
Read This List Carefully:
10 bars Santa Claus Soap.. 25c
2 cans Sweet Cprn for 15c
2 lb. Tomatoes, per can .... 5c
3 cans Early June Peas 25c
3 lb. can Egg Plums, can... 10c
3 pkgs. Monarch Mince Meat 25c
Seeded Raisins, per pkg 5c
California Currants, pkg.. , . 5c
California Prunes, lb 5c
Fancy Golden Drop Prunes,
2 lbs. for 15c
Fancy New York Apples.
per bushel 90c
Fancy Japan Tea. per lb 25c
Fancy Japan Rice, per lb... 5c
Fresh Soda and Oyster
Crackers. 2 lbs. for 15c
Cream Flour, every sack
guaranteed, per sack .... 1.45
Pancake Flour of all kinds,
3 pkgs. for 25c
Holland Herring, per keg... 60c
Catsup, per bottle 5c
Fancy Picnic Hams, lb..... 9c
Lion CofTee, 2 pkgs. for 25c
Sweet Cider, per gallon 20c
Sweet Navel Oranges, doz.. 15c
Try our 20c bulk CofTee best
in town for the money
For this week only, we will
sell fresh eggs for 20c per dozen
Don't furicet the placet
700 Twelfth Street,
phone went 443. New ."JftTO.
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Just As Anxiovis
is to hold end defend the cup
and prevent Sir Tnrnas Lipton
from landing the mush coveted
prize, so are wj snxious to hold
up our reputation in making
good clothes and giving the pub
lic their money's worth. A trial
w!l ccnvir.ee yen that we are
more than able io hold our own.
You know who wc r re.
B. ZiM.VR & CO.,
1823 SECOND AVENUE.
To buy Good r series cheap.
Read a few oi the many bar
gains to be found here:
1 can corn 8c
1 can early June peas 8c
3 cans syrup 25c
3 pkgs. seeded raisins 25c
3 pkgs. currants 25c
3 pkgs. pancake flour 25c
2 pkgs. Malta Vita. 25c
2 pkgf. Cream Crisp 25c
4 lbs. pkg. washing powder.. 15c
3 cans saimon 25c
3 lbs. seedless raisins 25c
6 lbs. rice 25c
3 cans baked beans 25c
3 cans tomatoes 25c
3 large bottles ketchup 25c
1 large can baking powder,. 5c
6 cans oil sardines 25c
1 lb. package baking soda... 5c
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th Ave. New 'Phone 6137.
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Dally wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We also
handle the best grades of hard
and soft coal. A portion of
your patronage is respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaran
teed. New 'phone 5464, old 645.
Office, 215 Twentieth 8treet,
Rock Island, IIL
1 A 1
I I ILnke Aft. j I
NEVER BEFORE HAS SUCH A NEW, CLEAN STOCK
OF MEN'S, BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING BEEN
PUT ON SALE IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AT
SUCH A LARGE DISCOUNT AS FROM
25 to 50
PerCent Off on
the Dollar. 3
REMEMBER, THIS IS ALL THI8 SEASON'S GOODS
AND THE VERY LATEST CUT PATTERNS AND
STYLES, AND NO ACCUMULATION OF OLD CLOTH
ING, BUT EVERY GARMENT IS NEW AND UP-TO-DATE,
DON'T MISS OUT.
Time to Pay
This is the time of year when bills are due and when
you have to pay them. If you have the money for this pur
pose, you are fortunate. If you haven't, you are probably
worrying about where the cash is going to come from.
If so, see us about it.
We Can Help
Out of this difficulty and will be glad to do so, by mak
you a loan on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons or
other personal property, without removing it from your
possession. The loan can be arranged quickly, private
ly and in amounts from $10 upwards. You will be as
tonished at the ease with which you can take care of a
loan through us. Let us quote you our rates.
Fidelity Loan Company,
Mitchell &. Lynde Block, Room 38.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p.
phone West 514. New Telephone
quarters, which we found
necessary on account of our increasing patronage. You are invited to
call if you want the best possible work at the lowest prices.
Cconomy Dental Parlors.
Illinois Theatre Building. Old 'Phone 706 Y
.'.Former address: 1610J2 Second avenue.
Sf V .4
a jULt tne Best oranas Kept in
the most perfect condition
1 t -C
yjcxTi always ue iouna err tne
Harper Houso block.
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I B. WINTER.
Wholesale Dealer in PURE WINES AND LIQUORS.
I CELEBRATED COLFAX MINERAL WATER
Manufacturer of WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS.
1616-161S Third Avenue, Rock Island.
We wish to announce to our
many patrons that we are now
prepared to receive them in our
new offices, in the Illinois thea
tre building, where we have
fitted up more commodious
t a if
John P. Sexton, Prop.
i ,u nCSSEJ-L TIIOILNE.