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THE MfGUS," TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1005.
PoVllshed Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No Buch articles -will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from rery
township in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, March 7, 1905.
Have you attended youf ward pri
mary? If not you have neglected a
duty both as a citizen and a democrat.
which you way regret. The polls are
open until 7:30.
If the democrats of Rock Island fail
to, appreciate the fact that their or
ganization has been placed in good
hands and that fairneBs and decency
are now insured in the conduct of
party affairs, they will have no one to
blame but themselves. Default of duty
is the cause of many a disaster. The
duty of the hour for democrats is to
attend their primaries.
Boston Transcript: Not age, but
obnoxiousnes.s should be made the ba
sin of the chloroforming, if we are to
chloroform at all. There are young
men who have entered politics to puri
fy it and become the worst kind of
corrupt ionists; young men who have
entered literature to write the great
American romance and fallen into the
habit of dictating a full book every
two weeks these and others merit
the soporific sponge.
Aaron Davis was on a grand jury
which indicted a man for perjury in
Frederick. Mr. Counsel for the defense
raised the point that Mr. Davis was
an infidel and, therefore, was not qual
ified 10 do jury service. The prosecu
tion demurred to this idea, and after
hearing lengthy argument the court
overruled the contention of the de
fense holding that, though a citizen
may be an infidel, he is not therefore
disqualified from service as a juror.
between the times of President Wash
ington's and President Roosevelt's in
augurals, and among other things
"The inaugural this week unfolds
far other sights and a far different
leader. When the first president was
inaugurated, the city which was to
bear his name was the womb of time
When John Adams entered it, it con
sisted of half-finished ediSces, lying
in a wilderness. Firewood was
scarce, because none could be found
to cut the trees. The spot was beau
tiful, but wild. Savages and beasts
stiil lurked among the thickets, and
from the adjoining hill the wide view
swept over distances unknown to civ
ilized man. Today this capital of an
immense and powerful race, this fair
est city swarms with Americans from
vast western regions, which then co
white man's eye had seen. It is dor
ted. also, here and there, on the oc
casion of the 2Cth president's inaug
ural. with people of a dusky hue and
varied garb, tokens of an empire un
dreamed of when Washington was
alive. Conditions changing have al
tered profoundly the premises on
which the philosophy of that day was
based. It assumed remoteness from
the other world as the essentia! of
our position. Now we reach that
world as easily as Washington came
from Ronton to New York. We speaK
to Europe more quickly than Wash
ington could get a message from one
wing of his army to another. Chang
ing facts have meant changing poli
cies, and yet in spirit of the philoso
phy of 17S9 guides our steps today.
Could Washington be deposited in the
city of his name, lie would draw no
quick conclusions. Haste was no in
gredient to his nature. He would
learn whether the SO.oon.Ooo people
who had spread across his continent
were happy, as the world goes. He
would decide whether they were vir
tuous, in man's small way, and I think
he would conclude that the country
had done well with the inheritance
which he left."
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE MAN WHO WAS WRONGED.
The railway house party is a rapid
ly growing institution among Ameri
can multimillionaires. The hiring of a
special car for IS full fares from New
York to the Pat iftc is of common oc
currence. One Pacific coast magnate
makes the trip regularly every few
months in his own private car, seldom
with anybody alx;ird but his private
secretary and his valet. He pays
$.").Ct;2 mileage for the single trip and
declares he saves that much money
itt the amount of business he transacts.
Something unusual is expected from
Congressman Klect William T. Tin
dall of Sparta. Mo. He is a school
teacher, wliom the Missouri landslide
swept into office. He has arrived in
Washington and frankly avers that he
did not decline the republican nomi
nation for congress simply because he
did not think it worth the while to
spend the cost of a postage stamp on
it. His pay as a school teacher in the
secluded section was $10 a month. He
lives 12 miles from a railroad and
had never seen an elevator till a few
weeks ago. when he visited St. Ixniis.
Volney At wood, aged IJ years, the
oldest Odd Fellow in the state of Wis
consin, was given a banquet in Janes
ville the other evening by Wisconsin
lodge No. 14 and Rebekah lodge No.
2(5, in honor of his birthday. Over 20
were seated at the tables. Mr. Atwood
was born in Cambridge. Franklin
county. Vt.. Feb. 2S. 1S12, and came
to Wisconsin and settled in Janesville
in 18.17. He became a member of the
Odd Fellows' order ten years later,
and during the war times, when a quo
rum could not be assembled, saved the
charter of the lodge by paying all dues
from his own pocket for several years.
Two Old Cronies.
Speaker Cannon, at the White
House, to the newspaper reporters,
delivered himself in regard to the
statement of Dr. Osier, the retiring
professor of Johns Hopkins university,
who outlived the theory that after GO
years of age man ought, like a well-
worn horse, be chloroformed or put
out to pasture.
Speaker Cannon said a man is no
older than he feels, and in h;s own
case he is quite frisky. "The greatest
leader the democrats ever had." said
Mr. Cannon, "was Tilden. and yet
Tilden was past 00 when he achieved
his vic'ories and successes for his
"I do not believe a man begins to be
at his best until he reaches the neigh
borhood of t;o," said Senator Cullom.
who is about 75. "I could show this
in a hundred instances, in fact thous
ands of instances, if I cared to do it."
Both Speaker Cannon, who is nearly
70. and Senator Cullom are as lively
and active as most young men. They
are persistent, untiring and aggressive
workers early and late in committee
and in house and senate, and find
time to take in the social functions
of the capital.
Stone sawing by wire is now suc
cessfully accompanied in France, says
E. llourdon of the Society of the En
couragement of National Industry.
The complete plant comprises an end
less wire passing around a series of
pulleys, one of which is a driving pul
ley. This wire, driven at a given
speed, is caused to press lightly on the
stone, the necessary tension being ob
tained by a straining pulley working
on an inclined plane. Between this
trolley and the driving shaft is situa
ted the saw frame, carrying the guide
pulleys for the wire. The cutting is
done by sand mixed with water, con
veyed into the saw ruts as the work
proceeds. Although the operation ap
pear simple various details render its
practical applicatkm difficult. The
force exerted by the wire to produce
the cut must be uniform, capable of
be'ng readily varied, and proportion
ate to the length of cut, and the wire
of threo steel strand twisted fairly
tight srcv.'.t tuake one turn while mov
ing 1.1 inches. -
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 5 and 7:30 p.
m.. Tuesday, March, 7, 1105, for the
following purposes: 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 years in each of the
other wards, to select delegates to
the democratic city-township conven
tion, and to select ward committeemen,
two from each precinct. The places of
holding said primary elections will be
First W.irtl Pratt's barber shop.
KiMirth avenue anl Fifth street.
Sri-niiil Vjtri City barn. Sixth ave
nue. Iwtween Nintii nnd Tenth streets.
Thin! W'aril County jail storeroom.
Fourth Wan! Commercial house.
Third avenue and Seventeenth street.
Fifth Ward !d ho,- house. Twetity
se ond street, between Fifth and Sixth
Sixth Ward Old hose house. Twenty
sixth street, lictwetu Sixtli and Seventh
Seventh Ward Augustana Rook Con
cern building, on Seventh avenue, be
tween Thirty-eiphth and Thirty-ninth
The ratio of representation will be
one delegate for every 15 votes or frac
tion thereof cast for Alton B. Parker
for president in 1&04. which entitles
the different wards to delegates as fol
lows: First ward r. delegates
Second ward 11 delegates
Third ward 15 delegates
Fourth wnrd 9 delegates
Fifth ward ......10 delegates
Sixth Wiird 1" delegates
Seventh ward delegates
The delegates so elected will meet at
Turner had. in the city of Rock Island,
at 8 p. m.. Thursday, March 1C, 190.-,,
for the purpose of nominating candi
dates for city and township offices, as
ne M.i vr
One City Attorney . . .
One 0:ty Treasurer
. .Two years
Past a1 Prfn.
In Collier's "Weekly, Norman Hap
good makes an interesting comparison
One Police lagistrate Four years
One Assessor One year
One Ceiit-i'tor One ytar
Four Assistant Supervisors ..Two years
Five Justices of the Peat e ... Four years
Five Constables Four years
Also to elect a chairman of the city-
township committee, and to transact
such other business as may properly:
ovue oeiore saia convention.
J. W. CAYAXAUGH. Chairman.
J. P. Sexton, Secretary.
ICopyright. by T. C. McClure.
Jim Cassidy was a brute of a man.
That was no move bis fault titan if
he had been born a wolf. His nature
had coiiie down to him from others,
and be but-Iived it.
When Cassidy got his first term in
prison it was for burglary. He had en
tered a dwelling house at nighttime
and stolen money and g.ods. The own
er of the place was a well on man. He
could spare what had been taken auJ
never miss it. The burglar could not
understand why so much fuss was
made over it. He felt injured when the
lawyer spoke of him as a criminal and
when the papers Lad something to say
about his hangdog look. It seemed to
him to be a eombjnatiou against Lini,
a conspiracy to prevent him from liv
ing his natural life.
By and by, when it so happened that
the detectives were giving Cassidy a
rest for a few weeks, he got married.
In his way he loved the voting woman.
In another way she would be of help
to him. He knew and respited other
men Mho lived on what their wives
earned at the washtub. smd be bad no
doubt of lteing resievted in his turn.
He had leeii married a week when he
blackened his wife's eyes and broke a
couple of ribs for her. lie felt that it
was bis privilege. When the police and
the judge differed with bitn be looked
upon it as a put up job to discourage
him from seeking natural enjoyment.
While be was serving his sixty days
a fellow prisoner told him that the
great constitution of the United States
guaranteed every man certain rights.
There were eight or ten of these rights,
according to the man's list, and Cas
sidy came forth with a determination
to have them all. The law had hereto
fore depended on his ignorance and
taken advantage of him. He would
now show the law that he knew his
privileges and Mas bound to maintain
them. Within a week he had broken a
policeman's head with a rock, assault
ed a mau who differed with him about
the s-ocial status of state's prison, stol
en a wagon and robbed a drunken
man. With the constitution on his side
he felt that he was getting along.
Mrs. Cassidy Mould have come in for
another beating in time, but she has
tened the event by becoming a mother.
Being busy at the time, the husband
adjourned the beating for a Meek.
Then he blackened her eyes, broke her
jaw and dislocated a shoulder, and he
took it very ill of an officious neighbor
Mho hastened away and informed the
police and secured his arrest.
The wife died, and Mr. Cassidy was
put on trial for manslaughter. lie con
sidered it altogether unfair. He was
privileged under the constitution to
beat his wife, while she was not pril
h ged to die under it. She had died to
spite him, and he looked upon it as
more spite Mdien he was somehow sent
to prison for fifteen years.
Of all the things that hurt him most
were the words of the prosecutor. He
had called direct attention to his evil
face and his previous record nnd had
vowed that he was more of a wild
beast than a man. Nothing else hurt like
this, and he determined on revenge.
From the? day he entered prison Cas
sidy lived only to escape stud secure
revenge on the man who had hissed at
him iu court. He didn't blame the
judge or the Jury. As for the neighbors
Mho had volunteered their testimony,
he Mould knock them about aud let it
go nt that, but the prosecutor should
die by his hand. His words were re
membered morning, noon and night,
and day by day the convict thought of
Seven long years passed by. and then
n day came that a guard relaxed his
vigilance for a moment, and Jim Cas
sidy made his escape. Another convict
would ha vp tried to get away as far
and as fast as possible. Not so with
Cassidy. lie had only twenty miles
to go to reach the prosecutor's house.
He had kept track of his enemy
through isitors. He knew that he oc
cupied a house in the midst of grounds
just outside the city, and over and
over again he had planned how he
would approach, how enter the house,
how surprise the man in his sleep nnd
take his life. He made his journey
across the country in a dogged sort of
way, and he would have killed any
living tiling obstructing his path for a
moment. lie was a wronged man on
his way to right himself.
The escape Mas made In the early
morning. When evening fell the con
vict was at the end of his Journey.
The grounds "ontained two acres and
were full of trees and shrubbery. He
easily found a hiding place and then
waited. There was no thought of
turning back. Years had gone by, and
the prosecutor Mas now an old man
nnd no longer had to do with the law,
but that made no difference to Cassidy.
Iet him but secure his revenge and
the prison officials might pick him up
the next hour. It was midnight before
he moved. lie had heard the growling
of thunder for the last half hour, but
had given it no heed. Now, as he final
ly rose up to approach the house, the
storm broke over his head.
It did not delay him a moment. He
went forward with less caution for the
swish of the storm, and he had drop
Ied under a tall rar tree within ten
feet of the corner of the house when
a lo!t of fire suddenly shot across the
black heavens. He saw it. and thefceat
scared his eyeballs. lie heard the
crah. and he wondered if the heavens
and the earth had come together. Then
he neither saw nor heard anything
more. It was as If he had never lived.
"Bless me, but he was an escaped
convict and was hit by the bolt that
shook the house no!" said the old prose
cutor as be walked out next morning
and almost stumbled over the body
clothed In stripes. M. QUAD.
Of Disfiguring Humors
Every child born into the world
with an inherited tendency to tor
turing, disfiguring humors of the
Skin and Scalp, becomes an object
of the most tender solicitude, not
only because of its suffering, but
because of the dreadful fear that
the disfiguration is to be lifelong
and mar its future happiness and
prosperity. Hence it becomes the
duty of mothers of such afflicted
children to acquaint themselves
with the best, the purest, and most
effective treatment available, viz.:
the CUTICURA Treatment, con
sisting of warm baths with CUTI
CURA Soap, and gentle anointings
with CUTICURA Ointment, the
great Skin Cure. Cures made in
childhood are speedy, permanent,
Sold throughout the world. Cutictirm Soap. 8Bc., Oint
ment, 3tc., Reantvent, Mlc. (in form of Chocolate Coated
Ut, .".c. per vial of OH. IMmtii l.ondon, Yi Cliartrr
houw sj ; Paria, 5 Hue de la raix ; Boaton, 137 Culuuibuj
Ave. Totter Drue; ft ( hem. Corp., Sole Trooa.
UT" Send for " Ilow to Cure Piafiguriiig liuinora,"
Many of the
In tlie land
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ORIGINALITY qf DESIGNS
And great beauty of coloring are
among the attractive feature
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.
The Heart of the House
the part that has to do largely
with 'the blood and its condi
tion is surely its plumbing.
Poor couplings, leaky joints, es
caping gases, clogged pipes
bring typhoid, diphtheria,
maleria, etc., in their wake. If
we attend to your plumbing it
will be sanitary and safe. Look
out for the house's heart.
CHANNON, PERRY & CO.,
Darla Block. Old 'Phone 1148. New 6148. 112 West Serenteentb BL
Is ttie Last Day ?L Great Sale of
Oriented Rigs aod Carpets
At Wholesale Prices
THE ORIENTAL RUG COMPANY, OF NEW YORK CITY, HAS CONSIGNED TO US A LARGE, MAGNIFI
CENT COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL RUGS, WITH POSITIVE ORDERS TO CLOSE THEM OUT AT
WHOLESALE PRICES. EACH AND EVERY RUG IS A GEM, COLLECTED FROM 20,000 PIECES. THE
SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HOUSE WHO ARE AMERICANS.
THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY AND VICINITY TO BEAUTIFY THEIR
HOMES. YOU ARE MOST CORDIALLY INVITED TO INSPECT.
Clemano L Salzmammi