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THE :AHGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 31. 1003.
Pufcliahed Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the postofBce 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 su'h articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Kock Island county.
Friday, March 31, 1905.
by Rock Island with your
RtK-k Island for the
Keep it alive what-
Show by yotir vot that you regard
the office of mayor of Kock Island as
of some importance.
After th Osier incident, it Is sug
gested that college professors organize
a Mutual Silence league.
D. Rockefeller's salary is only
a year. Another point for
The man who puts polities above his
love for his town, is a mighty jor
citizen, especially where he has the
Advantage of knowing through exper
ience of the incapacity of one of the
candidates now running for the third
time for the important office of mayor
of Rock Island.
It is said that the provincial mints
of China have been issuing unlimited
(piant it i s of ilehased copper currency
whereby officials have profited to the
extent of $ 1 2. "'. mio annually. This
shows that the Celestial miiJ is open
to the ways of clvilizatlom That
is almost equal to some of the plun
dering schemes for which some I'nited
States senators have been indicted.
Thf .New York Sun notes the de
mands, appcaln and other uigings tha'.
have been made for improvement in
th medical department ot the army
tnd sats: "it is a disgrace to our na
tion that year after year the medical
department of the army should appeal
In vain to congress for permission to
make Itself equal to the protection of
our soldiers. The congressmen who
fail to provide this relief should be
held to strict accountability." f
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I'rof. Robert I). Petty of the New
York law school was telling his stu
dents the other day of the need that
lawyers occasionally have for a little
knowledge of agriculture. "I was re
minded of that need the other day."
he declared, "when a young attorney
of this city told me atut his plans
for spending two or three days in the
country next summer. "I want to go
to a farm.' the young attorney said,
'and for two or three days do a farm
hand's work. I want to shovel hay.'"
It Is Intimated that the beef trust
Investigation going on before a federal
grand Jury in Chicago will end in a
whitewash. It is even hinted that the
1 1 list Is furnishing all of the witnesses,
the socalled independents being sus
pected of insincerity. If such be the
cast? there will be another farce after
the manner of the rexrt of Commis
sioner Garfield and the members of
the trust will probably be so full of
conceit that may be expected to sue
tor libel and perhaps make the presi
Tolstoi on Government.
licrs both in Europe and America
have asked Count Tolstoi to give to
the press some of his views on the
question of government, and in charac
teristically sage manner Tolstoi has
replied, modestly stMting that perhaps
his views carry with them no weight,
yet he is willing to submit the same
with the hope that "nuiio g-l may
be done." Great good w ill have been
accomplished by Tolstoi if every man
of Russia takes his words, weighs.
the m carefully, and conducts himself
accordingly. What Tt!stoi advises the
Russians also is grand advice for the;
oitien of everv nation, and is a timely!
suggestion to the voter of America.
Tradition and custom, says Tolstoi, j
have privileged every government to ;
commit, unpunished, all sorts of :
crimes, to spread alcoholism, depriva-;
tlon and exploitatiini of the poor by j
the rich. He points to the evil in-,
volved in vitiated party and govern-1
mental codes and tu believes that to1
reform the moral and religious views
of the individual is the remedy for !
these governmental evils.
Every ciMzcn should mark wvl! To! -j
sto.'s nords as follow: j
people become morally an!
more perfect, the violence
committed by the ecvern
dUapiK'ar. And. on the
the further away the indiv
from the moral and relisr-
ions ideal, the more ixc rful the gov-
e-rnment will be and the more crimes
it will commit.
"The existing government, which
commits crimes and injustices, exists
only because the society it rules is
composed of men who are morally
weak, -some of whom, guided by ambi
tion, greed and pride, and devoid of
any conscience, endeavor by all means
to acquire and retain power, while oth
ers from fear and also from greed and
ambition, or from stupidity, help them,
or submit to them. As long as human
ity may be classified into these two
groups, a violent and unjust govern
ment will always be the result."
Are you in either of those groups?
Are you among the greedy, or the stu
pid and inactive? The ballot is the answer.
More Tyrannical Daily.
The "trust" grows more merciless
and tyrannical daily. Some time ago
'he trust was looked upon merely a
a corporation in restraint of trade and
competition, but now it is more des
Ierate. more dangerous and more men
acing to the free institutions of the re
public. The modern day trust has bp
come an institution not only in re
straint of competition, but in restraint
of law and in its efforts to restrain
application of the law. has sought to
develop systematic destruction of the
courts of justice, and the ruin of hon
orable pnxess in the courts to which
the people look as the most stable and
most perfect of American institutions.
It is charged that the beef trust now
under investigation in Chicago for al
leged violation of law, has, through
certain of its agents, sought to con
trol witnesses summoned to testify as
to the "'working'' of the beef trust.
In this connection an indictment has
been returned against Thomas J. Con
t ors, director and general superinteiid
et of Armour & Co. Judgment of
course should be withheld until the
facts in the case are determined; but
there have been many parallel cases
recently in corporation Investigation.
As soon as the law seeks" to get fair
play, agents of corporations begin to
s-kulk in the dark. They dare enter
the confines of the court and seek to
work their outrageous designs there.
That is basest of anarchy. Words are
feeble in expressing abhorrence of
this most dangerous tendency. The
man who hurls the anarchistic bomb
in Russia is a saint and a man to be
iauded as a patriot and hero compared
with that skulking. thieving, con
scienceless coward the witness or
At the Harper Carl Hirsch, Kauts
biirg; A. F. Moore. Dixon: W. T. Day.
Castana; J. . Laird. Milwaukee; Ma
bel Haugii. Cincinnati; I". Pincus, Chi
cago; A. W. Grafton. Peoria; Arthur
S. Partridge. II. A. Fuller, St. Iiiis;
.1. 1.. Long. Galesburg; F. Albright.
St. Louis: Mason Fowler, New York;
.1. C. liurkhart. Chicago; II. 11. Tuch.
Cincinnati; N. A. Fetzmaurice, L. T.
Vinnedge. Chicago; Charles Friedburg,
Toledo; G. L. Seager. Chicago: F. W.
Orsinger. Grand Rapids: G. W. Pat
terson. Chicago; E. H. Lee. Detroit;
M. Anderson. Woodhull; W. M. Lewis.
Buffalo. N. Y.; T. I. Bachus. F. S.
Swanson. Orion; 11. C. Weisell. Aledo;
Hattie Palmer. Miss Nellie Lynch,
Chicago: Charles A. Morgan, George
T. Bradin. New York: Helena Fred
rick, Henry Norman, Jeanette Allen,
Tender Foot company; J. J. Hairing-'
ton. Kansas City: W. It. Rollins. .1.
Osborne. St. Iuis; W. C. Bowles. F.
M. Dewey. Chicago; E. S. Woelee.
Geneseo; C. W. Gilmer. New Orleans;
.1 G. Mansfield Rio; M. Silveiburg,
mm w mm RUln J kja I mmmm
THIRD AYENUETHRQUGH-TO SECOND
yards satin and
all colors, Nos. 22
to 4 (wide
2."c lace neck-
I.adies' spring weight
Choice assorted roses.
dozen. :;: and
Fresh cut assorted car
Ing stem beauties, worth $1
to tl doen. each
Men's percale negligee shirts, Fep-
arate collars and cuffs,
e vening at 7:3')
At the same hour, men s black fan
cy stripe 12 Uc half hose, q
Ier pair OC
I-a.1ies' black fancy embroidered
hose, usually Z'-c pair,
at just half
Misses heavy black
cotton hose, all
IVmble width brown
o o clock, per
Ht standard table oilcloth.
4 o clock, yard
Children's ?r.c kid shoes,
leO pairs Swiss sash
MUSIC IN THE EVENING-
Chicago; E. H. Blandin. Honesdale. !
Pa.: V. Wyetange, Ceylon. India; H. !
C. Elack. Dayton: M. E. Heuer. Chi
cago; c. t.. layior. umana; jacK u.
Bach. Chicago: J. E. Hull. Columbus:
W. C. Galloway. F. M. Whitham.
Aledo; Henry Waterman. Geneseo: J.
E. Crook, Celina. O.; C. F. Hamann.
A. P. Carrico. Chicago: C. A. Connor.
Detroit; H. G. Davis. J. J. Gaskiil. W.
T. Pic-kill. Chicago; T. E. Van Sant.
Kansas City; W. H. Pruden, Chicago;
C. P. Folsom. Dayton. O.; P. E. Brady,
Peoria; Mrs. A. G. Barnes, Dubuque;
E F. Wright, Kansas City; J. M. An
dusa, Milwaukee: Juplius A. Bach,
Chicago: Benjamin Bowman. Cedar
Rapids: G. E. Bargerbush, Chicago:
John H. Duncan, Galesburg; W. F.
At the Harms (European) J. H
McNallv Chicago; V. G. Williams,
Peoria: Harry Baxter. Cedar Rapids;
Carl Slater, George Doolittle. Harry
Irwin, Fred Stearns. Miss McKenzie.
George Johnson. Will Burnside. W.
Bennet. Elizabeth Conley. Anna Con
ley. 1 1. L. Burns. James Darling. Dan
Movies, George M. Bognus. Birdie Zu
b r. Lily Haze!. Laura Castle, Florence
Jones. William Rock. Ed Baker. Edith
Conrad. Florence E. Meigs, Florence
Cooke. Effie Hamilton. Ethel Kirkpat
rick. William Lyons. Charles Morgan.
Jean May. Ruth Puree. May Jordan,
Harold Spencer, Richard Carle, Ed
mund Stanley, Edith Cramer, John
Schroeder, Knute Schroeder. Clarence
Rogerscn, Joe Hoey. Tenderfoot com
pany; H. C. Briderick. Quincy; W.
Tell Suttli and wife. St. Iuis; George
E. Fltnry. George W. Culmore. Chica
go; H. V. Houston, Louisville, Ky. ;
J. H. Lewis and wife, Peoria; E. J
Schuntman. Newton. Iowa; George W.
Healey, Chicago; S. R. Stephens. New
York: C. W. Mellor, Philadelphia; T.
D. Smith and wife. Chicago; Frank
Holland, agent Mildred Holland com
pany; Will C. Klein, Cincinnati;
James E. Flint. Chicago; Harry W.
Metzgar, St. Louis: Leo Wiltse, Cin
cinnati; A. W. Welch, Chicago: C. W.
Bra den. New York; H. E. Thomas.
Minneapolis: C. R. Williams, Camp
Douglas: C. O. Ludington. Milwaukee:
J. T. Schoup. Chicago; W. G. Broom
hall, Peoria: Benjamin Johnson. Gene
seo: J. W. Daubmeier, Alpena. S. D. :
H. M. Temple, St. Paul; T. M. Mur
At the Rock Island (European) A.
M. Lewis, Canton; H. C. Harrison,
New York: J. B. Berry, Chicago; J. E.
Shannon, Maquoketa; A. J. Frazier.
Beardstown: Thomas Hudson. Galva;
L. R. Warren, F. P. Russ, Chicago:
M. T. Dodds, Freeport : Katherine
Btinn, E. Dupries, Tenderfoot com
pany; Fred F. Price. Peoria; A. L.
Mulinax. Road House; George C.
Kleinschmidt. Peoria: C. A. Piper. Al
lentown. Iowa: W. R. Carey. Carbon
Cliff: Charles LaRue. West Liberty:
John Baring, Chicago; C. A.'Kreich.
Quincy; Lile McCann. Chicago; A. C.
Campbell. St. luis; J. Diedrich, Chi
cago: G. M. Beard. Angola. Ind.; John
K. Moore. Geneseo; Fred J. Druth,
Forreston; H. W. I.ankford. Winches
ter; Frank E. McMeans, Kansas City;
C. C. Chambers. Ainsworth; A. How
ard. Chicago: Charles B. Henderson.
Beardstown: Clarence Dond, Aurora:
It F. Montgomery and wife, Chicago;
Carl Bradt. Anoka. Minn.
Surprised on Birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison were
pleasantly surprised at their home in
South Hock Island by a large company
of friends on their 31 th wedding an
niversary. After an afternoon of so
ciability, Mr. Morrison was presented
a morris chair, and Mrs. Morrison a
rocking chair. Refreshments were
Solid oak jardinier stands
with French shaped legs. . .
Two-shelf solid oak book
17x"l red bordered, hem
med buck towels
r.i yards fancy dress ging
hams, at 3 o"clock. yard
Fancy tinted pillow slip?
dry bags, evening
at 7 :'.;
Burter scotch chips,
Fresh salted peanuts.
Best white metal teaspoons,
per set of C
The best kind, cloth-bound
books, by well-known
The famous 4711 imported glycerine
toilet soap, per
Children's wash dresses, all
ages. 2 to 14 years
Black mercerized petticoat
deep flounces. $1."."
Jl satin barred change-
il fitui 7.c fine f miard silks,
rul newest designs, yd
VIOLIN SOLO BY HUGO TOLL-
DAILY SHORT STORY
A SEA YARN.
Orl-r t J i
We were lying at anchor in the har
bor of Rio de Janeiro. The night was
hot. but lautiful. To the njrth were j
the lights of the city. Alov was the 1
ppangled dome, while southward blaz
ed the constellation ef the Southern '
We were to sail the next morning for j
New York, and it was known anions;
us that we were to carry J-JoO.tMK) of
gold coin to New York. No one should
have known of this treasure except the
offie-ers. The secret came out in this
way: The men wanted to go ashore for
a final spree. The captain, who was a
weak man. In order to excuse himself
for not iermltting them to go told of
the treasure. But the weakest thing
he did was to let them go after telling
them the reason why they should stay.
The captain, the first mate and I (sec
ond mate) remaiuetl aboard. The cap
tain was Bmoklng on the poop deck; the
first mate was pacing the forward
deck; I was leaning over the gunwale
amidships looking down into the wa
ter. Slipping off my clothes. I descend
ed by the ladder hanging from the
gangway and plunged In for a swim
The water was refreshing, and as the
moon was rising there was plenty of
light. The consequence was that
swam as far from the ship as I likenl.
I was some itK) yards astern when
heard the sound of oars and. raisin
my bead, saw a dark objee-t e-omiiig
from the city. I did not doubt that it
was the boat containing the crew com
Ing from their spree. 1 was surprised
howe-ver. thut they were so quiet. I'su
ally on such oe-casions they were very
I started to swim to the ship, but
they reached it before me. I heard
the mate sing out "Boat ahoy!" but
did not hear the answer. The boat
crew climbed the ladder and wnnt
aboard. I heard a seur.le, and a mo
ment later a heavy object dropped in
the water. The tide was going out
but I kept r.head of it in the direction
wjt the ship. Presently soinethin
floated by un. By the light of the
moon, which by this tune was well up
above4 the horizon, I saw the upturned
ashen face of the first mate. I soon
heard a second splash and knew that
the captain had met u similar fate.
It was now all perfectly plain to me
The men who had gone ashore had
been babbling In their cutw and had
lceu overheard by some person or per
sous who had taken advantage of their
absence to capture the treasure they
had talked about. I knew the robbers
had possession of the ship, and what
to do myself I could not determine
Possibly I might swim the distance t
the shore, but I didn't like the idea
of leaving these? men to make awav
with the treasure, there being no evl
aeuce or their Identity. While 1 was
deliberating I heard the anchor chain
rattling through the hawse pipe and
knew the captors were Intending to
make sail, or, rather, drift out of the
liHr!xr, for there was no wind. I lis
tened. honing to hear the sound of
oars indicating the return of the crew,
but heard no such sound. The ship
drifted toward me stern on, and, not
knowing what else to do, I clung to the
rudder. But, realizing that there was
nothing there to support me for any
length of time, I let go my hold and
keeping close under the side of the
ship, waited till the bow drifted to me.
then grasped a chain under the bow
sprit. There I was better protected
from in-lng seen and might cling for
a long while.
v lien day dawned a breeze Bprang
up, and the ship hove away westward.
keeping close to the coast. About
sixty miles from Rio they ran her
ashore, bow on. Knowing that
should le discovered where I was, I
swam back to the rudder, keeping un
der water all except my eyes, with
which I saw the robbers carry the
treasure nshnre. There were five of
them, one with red hair and beard dl
reeting their movements. I noted his
face and that of every one of them.
so that I should know them again. As
soon ns they got ashore each man
started off. staggering under a bag of
gold. I gave them time to get a start,
then swam to the ladder, cllmlied
atoard and after getting provisions
followed them. They were talking
most of the time, which enabled me
to keep at a safe distance. They
moved eastward and after going alout
ten miles stopjied at a deserted hut.
went inside and when thev came out
had left the treasure. I knew they
had hidden or burw-d It Inside.
After a hurried lunch from a basket
they had brought with them they
started on to the eastward, walking
raptoiy. I retr sure they were going
to Rio and wished to get there as soon
as possible in order that they should
nt be mUse.il. Striking a road, they
hired a drtintryman to drive Them and
were thus lost to me.
However. I made my way to the city
and hunted up the e-rew who had seen
the ship sailing away. Soon after they
hud left the dock to return to her I
took them to where the treasure had
been placed; then after securing it we
went on to the ship, which at high tide
we managed to get afloat, and set sail
for Rio. I assumed command, ap
pointed tw-0 0f the lest rueu as mates
and on arrival at Rio went ashore
alone and to the offle-e of the chief of
Iolice. For a week I walked the streets
with a detective and visited the dives.
On the eighth day I saw two of the
men in a saloon. They were arretted,
end subsequently the other3 were also
I took the ship to New Tork to her
owners and told my story. The own
ers gave me permanent command, and
we made a compromise on salvage at
$20,000. ELLIOT "WALKEB. i
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STILL FAVOR CITY
Spanish War Veterans Desire to
Hold Encampment in
SIBONEY BAY INSTALLATION
State Commander Cairns Conducts
Ceremonies t Memorial
Last evcnii.g ilu- ji;. in'.), i s of Si
bouey Bay camp, United Spanish War
Veterans, met at the court house ami
in-tailed t!it-:r m n:-.- . I. i tf.l officers.
The in.tu!i;K:i,!i tr; ::.-jnU-r. were con-
di'fteil by Si
n :ctdc r Cai: ::. .
t.':e instailat :i.i
!li tilt' Hi Is!;'
' i. par:::;' nt t'om-
T C!i;; v. Ij;irjvin'
a :i!;t r was s-rved.
- !' i : ;r i: lv. a suiok-
.r and so.'la". ( m,iud-r Uairns
made a sdunt n i-irvt.s to the members
a( the camp uer'ni: the evening. The
camp, which has just been organized
tinder the nt .w charii r. already has a
mi 1 plans are be-
Hg mad" for many activities during
the year. It is understood that the
camp wil make another effort o have
the state encampment in Kock Island
this tall. The. can:.. i:n ler the old or
ganization. ;..- to have had the en
'aniptr.ent ),; year, bin alter consoli
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dation of veteran associations interest
fell oiT. It was decided to let the mat
tt r droji for another year.
In llmf lie Knrniiipnirnt.
Now that llyv camp and the state or
ganization are In good condition again,
there is a general feeling in favor of
having a state encampment this year.
The sentiment throughout the state
favors Kock Island as the place, ami
if the members of Si honey Hay camp
desire the gathering for this city they
will have no opposition among the oth
er cities of the state. The camp will
probwbly make a proposition to the
business men of the city shortly along
this line. The business mn in every
way encouraged the movement Inst
year, and will undoubtedly give the
boys the same encourage nient this
year if the encampment can be- ar
ranged for this city. At the next mend
ing of the camp, April 11, sewral new
members are' to be received.
flcrN r I In- 4 "it in .
The following officers w. re installed
Commander Christian Koch.
Seuiior Vice Commander Willia'i.
I'inior Vice Commander John t.ar
Adjutant Sam Howliiy.
Officer of Day V. Ceiems.
Officer of (Juar.l Carl Schmacht.
Trustees Hubert McConochie and
The meeting was attended by a num
ber of members of the order in Daven
port. Plans are being made for a
dancing party to be given April 20. the
anniversary of the soldiers' departure
from this city for the war in 1S9S.
BI00ER There's a Reason
r.ev b:ores added to our chiin making 47 in all. Did you
ro figure cuf the reason for such a wonderful crowth. It's
j ire ihc cr.ly Credit Clothiers in the world selling on credit
People went Credit
v like our kind-
They gla'dly patronize
re th-r bcldly proclaims "if goods are
.'r-.ory money back."
Clothiers in the World
! f C.f4-, C f t C..ii
V.5Q to $15 $10 (o $25
Raincoats Sp.-incj Suits
$10 to $15 52.50 to $5
Clothing, flats, Shoes
Man, Woman, ' Child
Styles in I
In till the
Gustafson & Hayes
TRI-C1TY POULTRY AND
PET STOCK ORGANIZATION
Fanciers Association Formed
Meeting in Davenport to
At a meeting of senile :ht fanciers
held at the eitlice oT llubbell At llub
beli, in Davenport, WVdnesday after
noon the Tri I'ity Fanciers' associa' ion
was organized, and articles of incor
poration were adopted.
The organization been incorpor
ated with a capital st k of $l.o m di
dived into l.uuo shares at $1 ach.
iyud has fer its objeet the- promotion
of the breeding of pet stock, including
the dog. but more particularly of poul
try. The inci ting le.Milte'd in the . lec
tion of the following officers and ;;rec
tors: President- C. II. llubbell.
Vice-'President George WahUg."
Secretary John Voss.
Treasurer--II. A. Skelley.
Superintendent C. J.. Cory.
Directors Charles I!. Ilubhe.l. C.
II. Wahlig. C. 1 4. Cor. y. II. Heg. nnit
ler. Charles Wahlig. II. I.. Nutting,
John Facsler, V. I,. Thompson. j-
Mauge t and James Dodle.
A committee of lliree was named to
prepare by-laws and it has been in
structed to report at the next ivgnlar
meeting of the association.
The Tri City Fanc iers' association
proposes to hold annual exhibit ion ,
and its incorporators believe that thev
can make it pay.
when they don't have to pay
107 E. Second Street.