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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAKCII 4, 1903.
PrViahed Daily and Weekly at 1624
Becond avenue. Rock Island, IlL En
tered at the poBtofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, SI per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Saturday, March 4, 1905.
There was no accident about Roose
velt getting into the White House this
Of all the great days and exper
iences in (he life of Theodore Roose
velt this i-j indeed the greatest.
The chief charm in the inaugural
addresses of both the president and the
vice president this year, was thir
Some easygoing citizens of Hume.
Mo., have organized a "Don't Worry"
club. The certificate of membership
bears the following pledge':' I hereby
promise that, to the bst of my ability,
I will not worry, knock, fret, roar or
chew the rag, but will endeavor to re
main .sweet ami contented for a whole
The story i. revived that Chief Jus
tice Puller will give up his place on
the I'nited States supreme bench soon
after tin? iiaugiiration. He reached
the age of voluntary retirement, 7u.
some time ago. Secretary Taft has
been supposed to lje "slated" for this
high office, bin he is said to be very
much interested in his work in the
war department, and especially in
bringing about free trade with the
l'hiiippines. He is also regarded by
many u-puhlicaiis as the most avail
able man to nominate for the presi
They have an eye for business out
in Portland. Ore. As soon as it was
known that Senator Mitchell. Repre
sentative Hermann and other promi
nent citizens had been indicted for
complicity in land frauds a man who
owns an opera house came around to
the representatives of the department
of justice with a proposition which, he
t-aid, had a mint of money in It for
the government and himself. He
wanttd to hold the trials of Mitchell
and the others in the opera house,
charge an admission of ,"o cents a
bead and divide the receipts with the
The Inauguration of Kooiirvelt.
Drigluer prospects never beamed
upon any man than attended Presi
dent Roosevelt's inauguration day.
Assuming the chief magistracy of the
nation, not by chance of misfortune
and overwhelming tragedy as was the
case in the first instance, but by the
will of the people, he enters upon the
highest office on the face of the globe
without one unpleasant circumstance.
His first inauguration at HufTalo was
simple and in keeping with the spirit
of the solemn occasion that had made
him president. The nation at that
hour was so losed with universal sor
row and so shaken with indignation
over a terrible crime, that the coming
of Roosevelt into ixjwer was merely
an incident. He was made president
because under the exigencies of the
hour it was r.cessary, not because
cither the people or Roosevelt himself
wanted the honor conferred in that
way. Today President Roosevelt en
tered upon the continuation of his
duties with the sanction of the nation
and in keeping with a program that
was properly Rooseveltian ami the
people wished it so. It was essen
tially and properly Roosevelt's day.
Having thus attained in the fullest
sense the highest honor that mortal
man may confer and realized the no
blest of earthly ambitions, he has bur
to ask that the unseen power that
fixes the ends and shapes the destin
ies of nations and men, give him
strength and guidance in the dis
charge of his sacred trust.
May the president so conduct him
self in act as well as in theory as to
prove his worthiness of a people's con
fidence arid esteem, may he be not
only a modern but an old time presi
dent, and may the sun continue to
shine in his path.
and Calhoun were of this stamp. In
unpleasing contrast to them, Cobden
mentioned a man of what he called
the genus sentimentalist. 'They are'
not be be depended on in political ac
tion, because they are not masters of
their own reasoning powers. They
sing songs or declaim about truth, jus
tice, liberty and the' like, but it is only
in the same artificial spirit in which
they make odes to dewdrops, daisies,
etc. They are just as likely to tram
ple on one as the other, notwithstand
ing." "With you. however, it has not been
a question of a body of political prin
ciples, rigorously held and rigidly
worked out. You have been content
to make your election among the cur
rent doctrines of parties. And your
procedure seems now to be pretty
clearly established. Your violence in
denouncing political opponents is
equaled only by your coolness in ap
propriating their programs. The old
motto used to be: Find out what
your antagonists want to do, and then
do the opposite. But you have improv
ed upon that, so that your maxim
seems to read: Discover what the
other party proposes, hold it up to
scorn, warn the country against it,
and then do it yourself. Great men
before yon have stolen the clothes of
the whigs. but no one has rivaled you
in abusing them for not having better
clothes to steal."
Loading I'p Retired List.
The New York Evening Post says
that the sena'e lias several times
showed signs of wishing to rebuke
the president fur unnecessarily load
ing up the retired list of the army for
the purpose of getting them out of
active service. Now, however, con
gress has finaliy given him a free hand
by agreeing to the bill to place Sena
tor llawley of Connecticut on the re
tired list with the rank of brigadier
"A more inexcusable bestowal of a
rich government favor has not been
seen since Representative Boutelle of
Maine was made a retired captain in
the navy when stricken with an incur
able disease." says the Post.
'The retired lists were obviously not
Intended to be the refuge of aged or
decrepit politicians. To make matters
worse, the house, in agreeing to retire
Senator llawley. added an amendment
similarly retiring Gen. Peter J. Oster
haus, one of the most gallant of our
German-American civil war generals.
Neither of these men have been con
nected with the army since 1SCC. Gen.
O-ierhans having lived in Mannheim.
Germanv. for the last "u years."
The Prenident's Salary.
The proposition to increase the sal
ary of the president of the I'niied
Slates to $I".oiiO a year is supported
by a representative body of public
opinion, and there is no doubt 'that
before long the necessary action will
be taken. The present congress would
have won the hearty approval of Un
people if it had made this change in
salary so that the benefit of the
increase might be enjoyed by
President Roosevelt. The new con
gress might vote to increase the
president's salary the first day of its
sitting, but such action would not do
President Roosevelt any good. His
successor would be the first to reap the
Call for Democratic Primaries and
Notice is hereby given that primary
elections for democratic voters in the
city of Rock Island will be held in the
several wards of the city of Rock Isl
and between the hours of T and 7::'.o p.
ru.. Tuesday. March 7. lf5. for the
following purjMises: To nominate a
candidate for alderman for a term of
one year and a candidate for alderman
for a term of two years in the First
ward, and a candidate for alderman for
a period of two year in each of the
other wards, ami to select delegates to
the democratic city-township conven
tion. The places of holding said pri
mary elect iotis will be as follows:
lirt V:ird l';att' l..:i!,.r l.p.
l'onrtti nv. nin- ,-tinl Kitth street.
Si-..iiil j - I "it Warn. Sixth ave-n-ie.
I.. iv. . n Nttiili iiini Tenth streets.
Thir.l t'ounty jil storeroom.
Fourth W'.ii.l 'in uivrci.il house.
Thiril ;iv mi- ar.ii Seventeenth street.
Fifth Varl Old hose house. Tweiity
seeoml street, t.etweeti Fifth Sixth
a e n u s.
Sixth Ward "Id t.ose honse. Twenty
silh street, between Sixth ;ir.d Seventh
a en-.H s.
Se-mh War.l A umist : na ):-ok t'on-
em tuitiin. en S enin avenue, be
tween Thirt y- iuiit h and Thirty-ninth
st i t .
The ratio of representation will be
one delegate for every la votes or frac
tion thereof cast for Alton H. Parker
tfor piosident in li"4, which entitles
the different wards lo delegates as follows:
First war. I
S--i ond wa i d
Sixth ,i nl
In the Atlantic Monthly for March
.here is an open letter to President
Roosevelt, couched in part in the fol
lowing terras: ,
one ever accused you of being
amen-' ts.e 'wiry logicians.' Yet they,
accorl n " Cobden make the "most
reliable politicians.' because, although
they may be 'liable to false starts.'
'when once you know their premises
you can calculate their course and
know where to find them." Jefferson
d. letrat. s
d. let. it. s
P i- yates
d-iei.j t es
1-1, U lles
Tiie delegates so elected will meet at
T;:rner hall, in the city of R,.ck Island,
at . p. ni-. Thursday, March 1',. i$u.j.
for the puriMise of nominating candi
dates for city and township offices, as
One !. .'- Two vear-
Hi.. I'ierk Two years
One Fity Attorney Two yc nr
one it v Tr.is tier Two years
one Police Magistral? Four years
one Assessor One year
ne ("eiliietor - One yp;ir
Four Assistant Supervisors ,.Tw year?
Five Justie.-s of J iie Pea fi . . . Fou r years
Five CurftaNi'S Four years
Also to elect a chairman of the c:ty-
i township committee, and to transact
such other business as may properly
cu'ne before said convention.
J. W. CAVAXAUOH, Chairman.
J. P. Sexton, Secretary.
DAILY SHORT STORY
WHEN STANTON APOLOGIZED.
Copyright. 1S04. hy T. C. Mc-Clure
The butler returiMxl witl Stantom
card and the impassive announcement.
"Miss Carver's not iu, sir."
Stanton smiled grimly.
"Very well, Howes,"' lie said, calmly
picking up a magazine aral settling
back comfortably. -I'll waitluntil MLss
Carver is in.,and,,by the way, Howes,"
he added as the Uitler turned to ego,
"you'll favor-me by conveying thatjbit
of infbrmatton-to M3ss Carven at oure."
lie fished in bis ix:-ket ands drew tout
a half dollar, vwhicSi be fiipied to tt.be
butler, with anieansng nod, and Howes
departed, the ghost tof a grin .showing
at the corners of hist mouth.
A tire burned -on tfhe broad hearth,
and, as the stairs' creaked beneath the
portly Howes, Stanton piled on wood
and worked the tellowsuntii:he had a
small sized conflagration Voaring cheer
fully. He was just VbangLng up the bel
lows when the portieres ywere -whisked
angrily aside, and KatUerlne Carver
stood before him, a spot of red burn
ing in either cheek .and? hard lines
showing about her pretty mouth.
Hello:" said StanUni cheerfully.
"Back early, aren't you? Glad I wait
"WellV" she said shortly, coming a
step nearer and giving too uupleasatut
inflection to the word.
"Very well, thank you," J Stanton
iniperturbably. "And you 'J''
Miss Carver glared at hPn.
"Won't you sit down by my fire? he
went on politely. "I had no end i of
trouble to get it going."
"What have you cornel for?" she
Stanton looked thoughtfully into the
fire for a moment.
"1 didn't come to rob thehousse," said
be, "nor to commit murder. I think I
must have come to apologize."
"It is too late," Maid she.
"Then I'll come earlier Vomorrow,"
be returned. "May I ask wlut time the
receipt of apologies ceases?
"It ceased last evening at. 10, and it
ceased forever," said Miss Carver.
"Ob. 1 say," Stanton protected, "re
ally that's not fair."
"It's quite as fair as your remarks of
last evening." she replied.
'Honestly I'm sorry," said! Stanton.
"I was beside myself."
"So it would eem," sliefobserved
"And when I called you a4heartless
llirt and the rest of it I wasirresion
sible." said be. "I take it alliback ex
cept" He paused.
"Except what?" p. be asked.
"Well, I'll take it all back io ex
cept Ion, if you say so," he said; rueek
l.v. "Oh, it doesn't matter!" she mused
"No, 1 suppose not," he said. "Still
I'm really sorry. Won't you sdt down
by the lire and hear my side of "it?"
Miss Carver hesitated.
"Won't you?" be pleaded.
She came to the lire and took the
chair be bad dnrvvu Up for her.
"Proceed." she said, still practicing
an economy of wotvls.
"Katherine," In? said slowly, "you
know bow devout a worshiper I've
been; you know how patiently I've
waited and what er what encourage
ment you've given me. Well, yester
day when I beard of your engagement
"To whom?" she gasped, suddenly
"To Cawlborue," he repeated. "I
heard it at the club."
Miss Carver suddenly burst out
laughing. She covered her face 'with
her hands and went itrto convulsions
of merriment. Stanton stared help
lessly. "1 wish I might see it in that humor
ous vein." be said gloomily.
"Io you mean to tell me that the
announcement of Mr. Cawthorne's en
gagement was responsible for your out
burst last night?" she asked between
"Yes." be said. "I was angry then,
but today I've come to offer apologies
and to add my congratulations. He
has a mint of money, I bear."
"oh." she gaspil. convulsed in
laughter again, "it's too funny! Mr.
Caw tliorne is engaged to Miss Cynthia
Carver Aunt Cynthia. It's the cul
mination of a romance that began be
fore I was lorn."
"oh. Lord!" said Stanton softly, but
in tones of infinite relief.
He picked up his hat and coat. At
the door be turned.
".Not going?" she asked.
"Yes: I'm going to the club to an
nounce your engagement to me," he
said, wtib aiwiiir of finality.
"I haven't given my consent," 6he
said, with reddened face.
"Well, in response to your urgent in
vitation. I'm coming back to dine with
the family, and I'll get it then," said Le.
I.KUXAKD THANK ADAMS.
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WILL BE QUEEN OF BALL g
The Wlrkrd Bosom IMn.
As every one knows, in the early
days of Methyl ism a considerable de
gree of strictness was maintained in
regard to the wearing of jewelry or
costly attire. Aa eminent divine of
that church gives an amusing Incident.
A preacher bad just gone to his new
charge and w as in the midst of his ser
mon when a woman rose and went out,
slamming the door with unnecessary
violence. Of course he supposed he
had said something which gave offense,
bet on making inquiries he learned
that the woman left because "the min
ister wore a bosom pin." The fun of
it was that he had driven to the serr
lee over bad roads and one drop of
mud had settled on his immaculate
shirt bosom, deceiving the tender con
science of the good sister.
Por First Time Daughter of the Pres
ident is to Be Belle of
Washington, March 4. For the first
time in the history of the I'nited
States the belle of the inaugural ball
is to he the daushter of the nresidenr Q
Amid the array of wives and daugh
ters of European diplomats, American
statesmen, capitalists and leaders of O
the national life who will gather in
the incomparable brilliant interior of O
tile; DPnsimi ImililsTif"' triniV.I ilir CJ
w ill be one girl who will be ac-,
claimed by all the 12.000 persons there
and whose name will run from lip to
lip and group to group. Alice Itoose-
.w.w .. .i i-r me i mi i uici ui iuv in
While her father will be officially
the guest of the evening, while Mrs. '
Roosevelt will be the matron around
whom most interest will center, yet
Miss Alice will be the toa?t of the sup
per tables and the most prominent
woman of them all.
MEW LIBRARY DISCUSSED
'bounty Bar Association Has Meeting
at the Courl House.
The library question was before the
Rock Island County Bar association
again at its meeting held this morning
at the court house. The committee
to which has been delegated the duty
of obtaining prices on a library of
the completeness desired, and which
is to be installed at the court house
for the use of the lawyers of the coun
ty reported progress. The matter was
discussed informally, and the commit
tee will have a recommendation to of
fer at a later date. The count v board
mmmm&mi mi i ;
1 lis li feWy tv
8 I OTHLOSS BROS CO :
0 rShie Clothe MherV
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In all the
Gustafson & Hayes
will be asl.ed to set aside a room
the court, house and to employ a
REVIVAL FOR ANOTKER WEEK
Protracted Meetings Continued at
First Methodist Church.
The meetings during the prvsrent
week at the First Methodist church
have been productive of so much go.J
that the congregation last evening
voted unanimously for the continuance
of the- revival at least another week
The pastor. Rev. Williams, is mak
ing arrangements to that end. and an
nouuees that the second week will
ipened tomorrow evening by Rev. I
C. l.emon, of St. John's Methodic
church, Davenport. Hev. I.enion opt n
d the revival last Sunday night.
Jtev. j. .i . blocking ol t'eoria, was
i!i charge of the services laj-t even
mg. tnese consisted ot the old-tasa
ioned Metliodirt meeting features,
short sermon, plenty of singing, and
'est'inoiiial set vice.
COLORED MAN ARRESTED
FOR THE THEFT OF WATCH
Miss Cora Patterson Says William
Grivgard Has Her Timepiece
At the Y. M. C. A.
This evening at the Y. M. ('. A. gvm
nasiuni will be a practice game be
I ween the first basketball It am of the
association and a picked team, select
ed from among the membership.
Secretary J. H. Keyser has secured
100 baggage check watch fobs bear
ng tiie inscription, "Rock Island Y
M. C. C." These are to be furnished
the membership at cost. The fobs
are both serviceable and attractive.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received
by the undersigned until noon of Sat
urday, March IS, 1905, for construct
ng brick and stone buildings for store
house, cold storage, laundry and kitch
en, for the Soldiers' Orphans' Home
at Davenport. Plans and specifica
rions are on file in our office and at
the Home in Davenport. Instructions
to bidders furnished on application.
Hoard of Control of State Institutions
State House. Des Moines, Iowa.
To Bid on Hardware Stock.
Stockholders in the company, most
iy composed of loral building contracr
ors, that proposes engaging in the re
tail hardware business, held a meeting
this morning at the office of Mayor
William McConochie in the city hall
to prepare a bid on the Stewart stock,
which has passed to the ownership
of the Western Land and Trust com
pany. of Peoria, having been traded
for in western land bv Dr. J. W. Stew
Last evening after the close of the
nisht school sessions of the Brown
Business college, about .".o of the pu
pils gathered and enjoyed a box so
cial. The event was in thf nature ot
a surprise on the ieachers. Principal
Read acted as auctioneer. Following
the supper a musdeal prozrani was
For over HO years
hu proven to be the Rrt thrc ? for
Cnly 25c eji 50c. et ail druggists
r. M.. Richfer & Cc.
215 Pearl Street,
William Grivgard, a colored Pullman
car porter running into this city, was
arrested last evening by Officers Goff
and Kell on advices from Davenport,
where he is wanted f;r the alleged
theft of a watch from Miss Cora Patter
son, a damsel of dusky hue. Grivgard
was turned over to aa o.Ticor from Dav
enport. Miss Patterson lias identified him as
lhe one who tool: her timepiece, but
the authorities of the city on the other
side are doubtful wlut'.i- r the evidence
will bo sufficient to hold him. Griv
gard declares that the whole affair is a
mistake, and that he can readily es
tablish his innocence.
ICE STARTS AT MUSCATINE
Broke Above Below the City
Yesterday N'svir.y st Burlington.
The ice luovid alcv and below Mus
catine yesterday, aid it is expected
that within the next few days it will
move out entirely, having already
started at V. ':rl::ion. The river clos
ed there Dc. IS. and lias been closed
just 75 days.
Socialists Nominate Ton'ght.
The socialists will hold their city
township onviniion this evening at
the Rock Island Industrial Home hall.
A fall ticket is to be nominated.
Chicago, March 4. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
May, 1.15' .. 1-KV.. l loli, 1.15.
July, 0Ss4, :v, &s, H).
September, 91;. Sl, f"78
May, 4.S8, 4S. -tsi, 4S'',.
July, 48. 4Si, 4M2
September, 49, 4S?8, 4S
May, :n. V.2, 31, 32.
July. 31. 31Ts. 31. 31T.
September, 2TA, UOVh, 29, 29.
May, 12.57. 12.07, 12.57, 12.C7.
July, 12.72, 120, 12.70, 12.S0.
May, 7.00, 7.n2. 7.o, 7.02.
July, 7.15, 7.15, 7.15, 7.15.
May, C.77. G.S2. C 77, C.SS2.
July, 0.92, ;.!)7, 0.92, 0.95.
Receipts Today Wheat 30. corn 1 U,
oats 115, hogs ll,'ou, cattle 3o, sheep
nog marKei openeo strong to :c
iglu r. Light 4.7n(5 5.02, mixed and
butchers 45fy5.1". 'ood heavy 45f
j. 15, rough h'avy 4S5t4.9.
Cattle market opened unchangerl.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha 7.000, cattle ooo.
ilogs at Kansas Citv 4.0fo. cattle 20o.
L'. S. Yards. 8:40 a. m. Hog market
trong to 5c higher. Light 4. 70 5.02,
mixed and butchers 4S5fi5.10, gfxjd
heavy 4.S5'5 5.15, rough heavv 4.85'
Cattle market unchanged. Peeves
.3"fi0.15, cows and heifers 1.23Q4.15,
sttxkers and feeders 2.25 4.50.
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed steady. Light
1.7ofi5.02, mixed and butchers 4of
3.10. goxI heavy 45ft5.12, rough heavy
Cattle market closed unchanged.
Sheep market elosod steady.
Our New Wall Papers
WE ARE READY
TO SHOW YCU
THE NEW AND
Irt Ideas in Decoration.
GATHERED FROM THE EAST AND FROM FOREIGN
IT WILL BE A PLEASURE TO YOU TO SEE THESE
NOVEL WALL PAPERS. THEY ARE IN THE HIGHEST
DEGREE DECORATIVE, IN THE TRUEST SENSE AR
TISTIC. WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION THIS COMING
WEEK OF THIS FINEST LINE OF WALL PAPERS AND
FABRICS YET OFFERED TO OUR DISCRIMINATING
Adams Wall Paper Co.
H. W. WARD. Mgr.
312 314 TWENTIETH ST., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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ORIGINALITY of DESIGNS g
And great beauty of coloring are
among the attractive features
Every style Is represented by
something new and beautiful.
There's a charm about our
prices too. They are very rea
sonable. Complete line of
Paints and Painters' supplies,
room mouldings, glass, etc.
P. J. LEE,
1429-1431 Second Avenue.
Opposite Court House.
Receiver For Tennessee Bank.
Middlesboro, Ky.. March I. Charles
F. Eager has beer, appo nted receiver
the Hank of Cumberland Gap,
Tenn.. which has closel its doors. The
liabilities are said to be $40,000 and
sects about the same.
CONGRESS GIVES PERMISSION
Furthers Water Power Project at Mor
rison in White6ide County.
Permission has been granted by
congress to .Morrison parties ior me
construction of a dam in Kock river
a' Lyn-Jon, V.'hitetdde (o;ir.iy. Konift
tiir.e ago it was announced tluit a
power corrp.iny had be-n formed in
iirison, whieh woiild coio-'ruct thin
di::i and supply power to all the west
end of the co'inty. The permission
i.i given Ui Ed wan A. Siaith, ILSLtaty
Morrison. The dam i.s to be an eight
foot structure and will have to In
built on the proviso that suitable locks
can be put in .should the river ever
be wanted for navigation.
Attacked by a Mob
and beaten, in a labor riot, until cov
ered with f-ore. a Chicago f.treet car
conductor applied Uucklen's Arnica
Salve, and was soon sound and well.
"I use it in my family." writes (1. J.
Welch, of Tekonsha. Mich., "and find
it perfect." Simply great for cuts and
burns. Only 2."e at Ilartz & UlJcmey-
S. Green and John J. Hurlbert, all offer's drug store.