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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24. 1903.
Published Dally and Wkly at 1C24
fWond trnu. Rock Inland. 1IL En
trKl at the pottoffloe as ecor.d-cla
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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tion. No u-h artlH- will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, January 24, 1905.
Bristow is out of the totoffiee ilt
nartmt-nt. but there are ras-cals who
are stiM in.
A civil war iuay be Kusnia's penalty
for not respecting peace overtures
Even an autocracy cannot afford to
misunrit-rstand public opinion.
The political rid lie in Illinois is eas-y
to solve. If there are 1'.' appli
cants for 3.oii offices, about T.h art
apt to be ilisapnointed. St. Iuis He
Senator Mitchell forgets that the
proper place for him to brand as false
the charge of land fraud bribery is in
the court roorn in Oregon and not on
the floor of the ena'e.
lU-ports froru MadiMn. Wis., hay
that the stare Is now under the com
plete sway of (!ov. I .a Follette. He
can either take the I'nited States sen
atorrhip or remain governor, or at least
he Is now i-upreme.
It will tiardly escape noMc- that the
time of conKrcHit nowadays is consid
erably takt-n up w ith impeachments and
speeches of eronal vindication on
the j rt of Indicted members. We do
not have to prejudge any iriijM ndiug
case in order to remark that no pre
vlourt periol in the history of the gov--rnnvnt.
with the possible exception
of the credit mobilier and whisky ring
times .has brought out so much cor
ruption in public life as the pat three
or four years.
From Caleshurg. Mich., comes th
story of the finding of a Io.t ring hid
den In the fur on the tail of a cat. At
first glance this would cause a smile
of amusement, but it will change at
once when it is found that the inability
of the owner to locate the minslng clr
clet has b--n resionible for the un
lawful imprisonment of one William
Henderson in the state rt formatorv fo
two years, he being charged with th
theft of the ring. The conviction mus
have been secured on "circuniMantia
Wants a New Party.
More valuable as an ind-x of current
opinion than for suggestion is an art!
cle by John W. Ityckman. in the cur
rent number of the Kra Magazine. He
point out the -culiarities of the re-
rent eUction. and as a major premise,
deduce the diolution of the demo
cratic party. Evolution into the nat
ural (actions of con- rvnf i.ni again
radicalism he believes to be at hand
Without awaiting the formality of the
tievciopnjent r a iiim. lie proes
getting out of the wlldernes l a new
route, to be known as th "common
Its platform in to be so broad as t
obliterate sectional .r iMrti.-an feel
Ing. and the !iatirU-l of both of the
old parties are to unite under the new
banner and march proudly to victory
Iuslcaliy the new party is to rest
upon the d-claratiori of independence
and I lie "letter" of ih constitution.
The projied platform seeks t
combine free trade with the gold
standard: to authorize government
ownership f telephones and tele
graph, but government "ontro!" only
of railroads. It would at.oIih the trusts
by legislation, pass up the negro que
lion to the southern slates. length n
the time of residence required for n.tt
uralization. make all f dt-ral apjat.nl
meats according to the wihes of the
communities affected. ta& incomes. fr-
the rhllipp:nes as mhio as uwsible and
make it a ft Son? for strikers to inter
fere "in an manner" with str-.ke
Having thus, in a genera! way. shut
out of his new .trt) t lie foreign ele
tnent. the sllventes. the ll:ecrs in
protective tariff, the negroes and tin
whites who opaie the southern mcth
of of dealing with the race problem.
he add an Increased tax ujn to'tacro
and liquors, and purges his pnect
le organUrni of another large and
highly cotitrlbutive b-n-nt.
The chief fault with his plan Is that
ll Is a rehash of old -arty platform,
at rung together to catch li:iral se
ctallsts. each faction of whom would
doubt Ies balk at every other principle
la lb pbttforro Mtc their own.
UrUm H.tatlt la llllato ftaats.
The ,t: .r.-.'e in Its virtuous in
dlgnatiou over the way Hs employes
have crrried rbml- in th pat
and In Its determination lo make sure
tbey shall walk straight ia the future
U like'.f to tmpo harJ-h;ps on we'l
meaning and hard working patriots ,
The senate has adopted a rule ami
regulation for the government of em
ployes, such as page?, policemen and
Janitors. They are warned they wi.I
have to work, must keep busy all the
time, or they are In danger of being
thrown out of the state house. More
than this, they are not to get pay un
less they are on duty, and to enforce
this rule It Is provided that the pag?,
janitor and policeman shall report for
duty every morning. There wrll be a
roll call of employes and the one who
does not answer "present" will get no
pay that day. and if he is guilty of
tardineys a second time he may be
fired. Now the Decatur Review asks:
"Well, what will the pages and oth
ers do on Mondays. Fridays, Satur
days and Sundays, just four days of
the week? They expect to be paid for
each and all of those days, as they
have been in other sessions. But the
senators wi'.l not be in town tho5
days. They get to town Monday night
and most of them leave Thursday
nifcht. that is when they put in what
they call a full week, when they are
"A page wiil go to the senate cham
ber Friday morning to report and will
have to wait until Monday night or
Tuesday morning to find some senator
to whom to make report. The jani
tors, pases and policemen are likely
tf starve to death while hanging
around to get a chance to report.
"Th? rules and regulations need tt
be amended to provide that the sena
tois sha!l be in their places every
morning in order to accept the report?
of employes; humanity demands this."
Working In Harmony.
The J.iunty imifidein e with which
IreMeiit ItiHsevelt lias side-meed hi
Bch-u-s for the federal regulation
corKir:i lions Is no great cause for won
der. That I- his liuMtua! manner.
What lauxs more general astonish
Ujent is the passive n!il frequently
frank H-tii!i eiiee in his plans by pow
erful Interests iimh which be seeks to
lmose new i 2 ul at ions.
The l-uefi. iari-H of IHngleyism
would never ri-eive n pnjosal- to re
duce their six-Hal privileges so com
piaisamiv. ii iiie sugar uuiies niiu oeen
involved Oxuard vvouM have spent
. i . . . . ..... . .
sleepless nights In Washington work
Ing on the input Me of beet loving
senators. Inteail big -orMnitions
show thttii.st'veH as submissive to tli
president" will us if he were actually
st-cking lo confer fresh privileges iijmiu
them. It is all In such striking eon
trast with their frantic opposition to
the aiepartuient of eotiiliit-ree nt and
the allied measures.
Far from stirring ui- ojpositlon to
Mr. ICo.evefs suggstion for federa
control, the instiraiK'e cotupaiiies grasp
at the promise of fn--dotii from local
supervision by state couimissions. The
Standard oil. brl mother of trusts,
regards the president's license pro
gramme us wisely excellent. Kailroad
magnates. all-l Into consultation at
the White House, offer generous advice
iumI promise friendly cooperation. If
the volte of an orcusional tratlie man
ag'T is heard in criticism. It Is to sug
gest that the right to l should go
with covenniieiit regulation f rates
These wholesale conversions to a ihiI
icy heralded as n threat are the more
remarkable ls-nitse ten months ago the
administration's victory In the North
ern Securities case excited bitter re.
sent men t and because .Mr. I'oosevelt Is
atlll popularly regarded us a corpora
tlon scourge whom the "safe and sane'
politicians of his party must hold In
leash by tun hi force. How has It come
about that the corjoratlo!i Iambs are
lying down so i-icef ully" with the
presidential ll"t'i Can It le possible
that long tn-fore ebs-tion. when the
trusts were contributing so llter.illy to
Chairman t'ortcliou's war fund, tliey
retilly had un Inkling as to what the
administration's future measures for
the regulation of corporations would
Certainly thse are not new or orig
Inal iolictes which lresideiit Hoosevelt
and omiiilssiouer tjarhcld have prt-
senteil. Jpg ago James It. I Mil. emi
nent in the couucTIs of consolidation
promoters, anticipated the administra
tion In advocating federal control of
corporations engag-d In Interstate com
merce. Federal licenses and federal in
corporation laws had long leen favor
ite theories with attorneys represent
ing great corporation exposed to the
constant peil of attack under state
laws. In Justice to them they should
be given their proer share of credit
for formulating a olicy now so highly
favoretl by President Hoosevelt.
There is no knowing exactly how
many it-rsons were privy to the presi
dent's pre-election council or how far
the news of his future plans traveled
or how far such gossip may have fur
thcrcd Chairman Corte!you's activities
but it is a remarkable coincidence at
least that trust buster and trust busted
arc now hunting together. It indicates
that they have een separated by oo
Irremovable differences of opinion, by
r.o gulf U.at rouM not l-e bridged - a
mere misunlt-rsfand!ng ierhaps.
1 l.e presideut wishes ti regulate the
trusts: the trusts wish to be regulatcl.
Can It l possible that the corporation
heartstrings and the presldeutal heart
strings have really been vibrating in
unison a.' I this time without a suspi
cion of their own barmooy until the
election returns suddenly revealed it)
New York World.
A Surprise Party.
A x!tasant surprise party may le
Klvcn to your stomach and liver, by
taking a medicine which will relieve
heir pain and discomfort, tlx: Dr.
Kiox's New Ufe PjIJs. Ther are a
wonderful remedy. aJTordine sure
rel.ef and cur, for headache, dizziness
and constipation. 25 cents at Hartx to
A VUemjjtr'a drug store. '
DAILY SHORT STORY
A BARREL OF SALT.
"P1J you ever think V said ;oligutly
to his friend Quackenbos. "vvliat a lit
tle thing will turn a man's destiny? I
know a man whose present condition
of wealth and head of a family, all he
is. came from the overturning of u bar
rel of salt."
"I don't believe It. tiollghtly. but I
am ready to hear about It."
"I.et me see. You know the man. and
I don't want to give you his name till
after vou have beard the story: then
we'll s-e if yoti can guess who he is.
For the present his name is Tomkins
When he was a youngster he studied
medicine and on graduation settled In
a suburban place where there were
people of all degrees from millionaires
to washerwomen. At the end of the
first month he had not had a patient, so
he resolved to go somewhere else. The
day liefore his Inteiub-d departure a liv
eried servant hurried into his office and
said that Miss IUicktnan's favorite sad
dle horse was dying and would he
waive professional repugnance at doing
a vetetlnary's work and go to see the
"Tomkins needed money to square up
before leaving, so he concluded to make
a veterinary of himself for that once.
When be reached the stable yard there
stood a girl of twenty, pretty as a pic
ture, evidently much distressed, watch
Ing a horse lying on bis side.
"Oh. doctor. she said on learning of
the groom who he was. 'if you will on
ly cure Bob I'll love you forever V
"Of course she was so rattled she
didn't know what she was saying, but
somehow it came to the doctor thut he
would cure Bolt and the girl would
love him forever. It takes n young
man. you know, to build castles out of
air. He went np to the horse that was
gasping for life, but before the doctor
could tret anything down 'the beast's
throat be collapsed, nnd there he lay
with his tongue hanging out. dead. At
least if he wasn't dead there are no ap
pearances by which a horse can be
known to le dead.
"The girl gave 'loin ki us an ap,eallng
look. I 'lease do something for my
loor Bob. doctor. she pleaded, with
blanched cheeks. I love him better
than all the world. If you'll only cure
him I'll make it up to you in some
way. Io, doctor, try. Pon't give up.
"What could Tomkins do? A dead
horse on one baud nnd a tearful girl
on the other. He pretended to work
on Bob by rubbing hen, feeling there.
pouring a mixture of brau and water
down his throat - he hail nothing els
but it was no use; the horse vraa dead
as u doornail. Tomkins wouldn't own
it to the young lady, but told her to go
in the house and he would remain to
observe nnd take advantage of the first
sign of returning consciousness.
" 'Ion't leave us. doctor, she pleaded.
'Bemaiii nil nlghL Your room will. be
ou the second story, back, where hni
can look down on the stable yard.
"Tomkins declared he would never
leave Bob so long as there was any
hoiie. and the young lady dragged her
self away and Into the house. looking
back often to see if Bob had come to
life. Tomkins remained by the horse
till a servant came out and said that
if the doctor felt that he could leave
the Invalid he was to come In to din
uer. Of course Tomkins could leave a
de:.d horse, so he went In to dinner,
but broke away after u hasty meal to
avoid the storm of questions as to the
horse's chances of getting welL He
bad promised to stay all night. Be
sides, the more time he spent the big
ger bill he could make for service, so
at 11 o'clock he told the hostler that
if Bob showed signs of life to call him
and went to bed. The hostler knew as
well as Tomkins that Bob was dead.
so he went to bed. too. leaving poor
Bob's IwKly where it lay in the stable
yard. But lefore retiring he telephon
ed the town scavenger to come the
next morning to remove the carcass.
Tomkins hadn't ever slept on such
a downy bed lefore, so he didn't wake
np the next morning till late. Then he
took n bath, dressed aud before going
downstairs drew up the window shade
to have a look at the corpse.
No miracle ever astonished any one
as the sight he saw astonished Tom
kins. There was the whole family In
the stable yard and Bob op on his
four legs eating sugar out of Miss
BukmnuM hand. The doctor didn't
stop lo deliberate on the cause of the
remarkable resurrection, but Dulled
himself together and went down with
out the least appearance of surprise.
Oh. doctor, cried Miss Buckman.
Van one ever repay you?
"My dear young lady. said the dor
tor evasively, 'at no time In my profes
sional career have I leen so pleased at
sav'ng a human patient as I am now
at saving your horse.
After looking Bob over and seeing
that he was In excellent health the doc
tor whisjiered to the hostler:
When dlil he get op?
'Ion't know, doctor. replied tha
man nnd ran to the gate to head off the
scavenger who was coming' to remove
Well. Tomkins cot the secret of the
horse's recovery from a stable bov.
The loy had shortly before overturned
a barrel of salt where the horse's bead
rested. The tongue, hanging oat, bad
eome In contact with the salt. Then
the horse, having been revived. licked
It. and it proved to be what be needed.
. Tomkins married the grateful rtii and
is triay a successful practitioner. Now.
Qnakenboa. guess who be la.
"You. Tour story Is well enough, bot
fate only required that yon should meet
the young lady for a sura case of mu
tual lore. The overturned salt had
notLlne - to do -mlttx tt -
-Not at alL I maintain that all I am
do. to a barrel of salL"
WALLACE FLOYD LINDLET.
Assisted by CUTICURA Oint
ment, greatest of emollient skin
cures, is of priceless value for
preserving;, purifying, and beauti
fying: the skin, for cleansing: the
scalp of crusts, scales, and dan
druff, and the stopping: of falling:
hair, for softening, whitening-, and
soothing red, rough, and sore
hands, for baby rashes and dial
ings, for annoying ulcerations and
inflammations, and many sana
tive, antiseptic purposes which
readily suggest themselves to wo
men, as well as for all purposes of
the toilet, bath, and nursery.
Sold thn.utfhout the world. Potter Drug a Chera. Corp.,
Sol. iroM., B.itofi.
mr (Mad for liuw to Franvs, Purity, sad Beautify."
Sawed Building Stone. Ashlar a.n
Trimmings a Specialty
for cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Plans sent
us for estimates will receive care
ful attention ar.d be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. & Q. railroad.
Trains No. 5 and 10 will stop and
let visitors off and on.
BRIDGE, STONE, CORN CRIB
BLOCKS AND FOUNDATION
STONE, ANY SIZE DESIRED.
Samples of stone and photos of
buildings can be seen at Room No.
12, Mitchell &. Lynde, building
ARTHUR BURRALL. Manager
Rock Island or Colona Hi-
We aLre Making Price Concessions thaLt you'll
Not Find at Other Stores. May We See You.
A New Year
And 8l new )jsi . f Bar
Read This List Carefully:
10 bars Santa Clans Soap. 25c
2 cans Sweet Corn 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 Raf&ins. per pkg.... 5c
California Currants, pkg.... 5c
California Prunes, lb 5c
Fancy Golden Drop Prunes,
2 lbs. for 15c
Fancy New Y'ork 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, jter bottle 5c
Fancy Picnic Hams, lb..... 9c
Uon Coffee. 2 pkgs. for. . . . 25c
Sweet Cider, per gallon.... 20c
Sweet Navel Oranges, doz.. 15c
Sweet Potatoes, per peck 25c
Try our 20c bulk Coffee best
In town for the money
Don't foraet the placet
700 Twelfth Street.
Old phone went 443. w 5978.
what you want to
buy, sell or trade,
the only place where
you can do so to the
best of ndvnnttige is
here. We ate speci
alists in the second
hand business and
take special pains
to s e e that every
transacticn is satis
factory. Give us a
1628 SECOND AVENUE.
New Phone I. 14.
IS CONSIDERED HERE AND ESPECIALLY THIS MONTH. WE HAVE FINISHED INVOICING AND FIND
THAT WE HAVE SOME LINES THAT MUST BE CLEARED AWAY. AND FROM A PRICE STANDPOINT
THIS STATEMENT IS OF MOST UNUSUAL IMPORTANCE FOR WG HAVE DECIDED TO DIVIDE PROFITS
WITH YOU,' IN FACT GIVE YOU "THE LION'S SHARE" IN ORDER TO CLEAN OUT SOME OF THE BRO
KEN LINES BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF OUR ENORMOUS SPRING STOCK, WHICH WILL SURELY OVER.
TAX OUR FLOOR SPACE. WE MUST HAVE THE ROOM AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE IT, IF PRICES
WILL DO THE WORK AND WE THINK THEY WILL, WHEN IT IS CONSIDERED THAT WE HAVE THE
LARGEST AND BEST SELECTED STOCK IN THE VICINITY. .
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STILL A DEEPER
$25 Suits Now $18.
$20 Sviits Now $12.95.
$1S Suits Now $11.85.
$15 Suits Now $9.95.
$13.50 Suits Now $8.75,
$12 Sviits Now $7.50.
This is all strictly high
made vip for fine trade
only. Now on sale Oct
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.
Economy Dental Parlors,
Illinois Theatre Building. Old 'Phone 706 Y
Former address: 1610 Second avenue.
We wish to announce to our
man v . natrons that we are fiow-t
- - j i -
prepared to receive them in our
new offices, in the Illinois thea
tre building, where we have
fitted up more commodious