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THE !A7iGTIS. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 100.-.
Published Daily and Weekly at TC24
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tion. Nil "iii-h article will he printed
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Hock Island county.
Friday, August 25, 1905.
Call for Democratic Congressional Con
vention, Fourteenth District
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W'iir may lie a'.l thai Ct-n. Sherman
lTtm' l it. Inn the fanner of the vvt
think .. uM h'rni;?.!'' through a
urain r;;ie- war n ry nic-elv.
Keg-irdb-.,. of political difference-,
the p.-ople of thi.- nation enjoy tin
distinct inn of seeing the president tin
dominant and aggressive factor in t'n
attempted adjustment of one of tin
most terrible wars in the world's- his
Why need .Japan be so in-i.-iei.; up
on an indemnity if tin y appi'ckite tie
rcputa ion of being the Yankees of the
east? Why. when we set i led with
Spain, we took the troublesome Fili
pi nod off her hands and paid he! an
indemnity into the bargain.
Robert M. Burnett, of Koston, who i.
fretpieiitly spoken of as a possible dem
ocratic candidate for governor of Mas
sachusetts, is a wealthy and leading
business man. who hits lung rendered
efficient service it; keeping up the party
organization in his s'iiie He is iden
tified with larue undertakings, like the
recent g;ts coiisoliijai ion o llostoti. and
nobody stands higher as citi.en and
business man limn he.
Theodore Roosevelt has liied an np-
plication in the district remit if Omaha
to be admitted to citi.etiship in the
Fnitec S'aies. He was a subject of
Kmprror Frani: .loseph of Austria ati i
served in the Aus'rian army. He was
in President Roosevelt's rough rideis
rcgitnt nt. Living now in the sand hills
of western Nebraska, he wants to be
come a ci'i.fti so l.e may tile a claim
on sonie government hinds in Cherry
At no time in the history of New
York have so many lawyers been un
der indictment for felonies as tda .
Neither is there any period when pris
ons iind penitentiaries of the state in
cluded in their list of Inmates as many
lawyers as at present. What is more
striking perhaps, is the fact that among
the lllell to be tailed for judgment this
fall are some of the most successful
and prominent practitioners of the day.
There are in the state prisons of New
York, as show n by the prison commis
sion report for the current year. i;.l
A Situation Amply erfticd.
Almost at the outset of :lu prelim
inaries on the part of the republicans
throughout the Fonrtuth congres
sional d strict, looking to the nomina
tion to be made by that party. The
Argus announced the kkckhoo.i of the
l.'ia.r b. iug carried off by Mercer
county. This cor.elws.oii was r ucht 1
through a careful survey of the field
verified subsequently by authentic in
l'or:u.r:o)i coming from the lower end
of the district. 1: required only- to he
f.iitly t'anisl ar with local politics o
understand that from the treatment
the republicans of this entity had
accorded those of H !;'. rsoti county,
the s-j al'.er of the three grouped i
this na'ori.tl d strici. that no favor
CO'lM be ixpecte,; t;o:n th.it neck of
ti e wm.is. The m Iti-hn. ss of Hon.
I-itry Mag;!! iu insisting repeatedly
up-t! pdit;ea! preferment 'hat rnigir
jus' as we!! have Ikx :i given to Hen
der.-on. has alrtaly be n commented
upon, together with the pr.i'io.-phica!
deduction of what might naturally be
Ilti'i.'.i-rsi'ii attitude whin the oppor
tuni'v - ' f r that county to pay
KiK-k Isl.-'.n.i back lor jvast considera
tions I'uder the peculiar phase of
the congressional situation it was rea
sonably within the keeping of Header
ton to make or break Rock Island
roiinty, anil it tliil just what migjit
have been c-xpecteil. '
It was also clear to the mind of the
unbiased, disinterested student of the
situation that with such an astute poli
tician as the Alerio banker having am
bitions to serve, and familiar as he
could not fail to be with the relations
between Rock Island and Henderson.
nri.1 his opport unit ies for align
ment with the other lower end coun
ties, there could be but one solution of
the conerf-s,ional nomination. And that
wis that McKinney wouid be nomina
ted. Knowing these facts. The Arpus
felt safe in making the predict ion some
time aso that the first baliot in the
convention would prove but a bluff and
that the combination would develop
no later than the second ballot, would
leave Rock Island county out in the
cold and alon". This was just as it
happened to be.
So that the Rock Island county re
publicans cam- home practically with
out participating in the convention
with the nominee under obligations to
every county in the district except
Rock Island, with no satisfaction to the
delegates, politically speaking, beyond
the fact that they had supported a jzood
man. and had pone down with him be
cause of the shortsightedness and
greed of one of their own party.
If the bsson of it all shall be the
compb-te elimination of I-arry Matdil
and the odius element in the communi
ty that cliriL's to him like a leech, from
republican politics, the party may con
tent itself that it has not fought the
ba'tle of nushnell in vain, even though
As to a Tariff Coin inintiion.
Rockford Star: The old idea that a
permanent , tariff commission, to be
crcar'd by congress and appointed by
the president, was revived by the Chi
ra-'ii reciprocity conference. It re
solved that "the question of schedules
and items to be considered in such
reciprocal concessions (under a dual
tariff I pn-firably be suggested by a
permanent tariff commission, to be
created by congress and appointed by
the president, which shall consist of
economic, industrial and commercial
experts." It is a hard v entitle to say
how many rim. s such a commission
has been proposed, but it is on' of the
academic devices That have never at
tained popularity. It is not at all
probable that congress will ever crt ate
such a body, and even if it should, ii
is not likely, judging from past experience.-,
to pay much attention to its
There is. of course, som' thing to be
said in suppott of the j.h a of a perma
nent tariff commission. Such a body.
composed of economic, industrial and
commercial experts, who would givt
disinterested consideration to the tar
iff from a national point of vievv, miglr
prove very serviceable, bui the fir;
kfiiculiy to be encountered would be
in finding men of that kind nun who
would not be more or less under the
control of sectional inlluenccs or of
interests with which they were or had
been identified. A tariff commission
would of course be made up of men
selected from every section of the
country and of different political affilia
tions, so that on most matters there
would be likely to bo wide difference
of views. However, it is safe to say
that this js one of the suggestions of
the conference which will get no at
tention from con--' t e.-s. That body is
vi ry jealous of its prerogatives and
will not confer any of them, at least
so far as the tariff is concerned, upon
Anionic Ijotus V.mtere.
Curious tales come from the Philip
pines. One day we are informed that
Hourke Cochran, in a speech at Manila,
has declareil the policy of the adminis
tration to be the l st practicable, under
existing circumstances. Tne next
comes the lu ws that, as a result of the
informal ion he has obtained as a mem
ber of I ho official party now touring
the islands. Congressman tlrosvener
asserts the bill for free trade with the
Ph;lipp:ns will be introduced early in
the next session of congress-, and that
the piospects for its passage are good.
On top of this, adds the IVtroit Free
Press, (unit's the announcement tha'
the discontented federal party in the
Philippines, accepting Secretary Taffs
siattmen: of the attitude of the I'nited
States government toward the islands,
as given in his recent sp t-cti at Ma-
n.i.i. will reconstruct its platform in
accordance t here-wit h.
Had anyoin suggested that Mr. Coch
ran would ever accept the policy of
President Rooseviit as laid down to
the Filipinos, he would have evoked
ri served criticism, ytt on-' of the
champions of ar.ti imperialism nnnoitnc-
s his ow n ri'.nvi rsimi.
That Mr. flrosvi m.r, to whom the
vry stiggt -tion of any change in the
tariff is hir.-y. should ton seat to free
trade with the islands is well nigh in
conceivable. Yet we nave his own
word for it. Is Taft a wizard?
"For several jiars my wife was
i'ro'iMed with what physicians called
j sick headache of a very severe charac
ter. She doctored with several en:i
iuent physicians and at a great expense.
omy to grow worst until she was tin
able to do any kind or work. About a
year ago she h gan taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and
today weighs more than she did before
and is rial well.' says Mr. Geo. H
Wright, of New Iondon, New York.
For fca".e hy all leading druggists.
Hod.ly pain ioses its terror if
you ve a iKJttle of Dr. Thomas' Eeiectric
Oil in the house. Instant relief in cases
of burns, cuts, sprains, accidents of
DAI LY SHORT STORY-
A FASCINATING MAN.
Douglas Medway ami bis sister Clara
were orphans. Douglas was ambi
tions both for himself i aud his sister.
He wished to become a merchant ill
the city ami was desirous that Clara,
who was a charming girl, sltould marry
a city man. His plan was to sell the
f;t rni and set up a country store. This
would take hiiu to the city to buy
good, where he would make the ac
quaintance of business men through
whom he would gradually work his
way into a wider held. Some of these
acquaintances lit? might introduce to
Clara, and among them she might lind
Douglas carried out hLs plan. Before
starting to the city his sister warned
him to beware of city people and re
member that he was inut versed iu city
ways. To this he replied that he had
letters to the linu of Hurt A: Itichard
fiiu and would rely ou'them for advh-e.
P.urt A: Richardson were wholesale
greers. Douglas was received by Mr.
Richardson, who said to him:
" You Lave goods to buy lit so many
different lines that you had better take
one 'of our clerks to show you where
you can buy cheapest. At the same
time you can sound the market for
your groceries, and we will do as well
or better than you e.iu do elsewhere."
Douglas gladly accepted the offer,
and the clerk who was sent with him.
Libert Adams, pur him right into the
way of securing bargains, and by 4
o'clock all but the groceries had been
pun-based. Douglas h;ul found Adams
strictly a business mau and was much
relieved on returning to the store to
be introduced to n Mr. Merrimau. who
he understood had Just ilroi4od Iu and
whoso geniality captivated the young
countryman at once. Mr. Merrimau
seemed to take to Douglas and sat
chatting wjth hitu while the others at
tended to business.
"MeiTimait." said Mr. Richardson,
"we are very busy just now and can't
give Mr. Medway the attention he
needs. Can't you devote yourself to
hiiu this evening?"'
"I shall be most happy." said the
The evening was a revelation to lhe
young merchant, lie saw lhe sights
of tho city in the most delightful fash
ion. He tried to pay his share of the
expense, but Merrimau would wink tit
the cashiers and remark to Douglas,
"Walt till I go to your place, then it
will be you who shall do the paying."
Douglas became confidential, show
ing his new friend a photograph of
his sister. Merrimau at imi'i- went
into raptures over it. declaring the
face to !e the most beaut fill be bad
ever seen. Then a secret desire crept
inti Douglas' breast. Merrimau was
just the match he would like for Clara.
The next morning Merrimau spoke
of the picture in such terms that Li
bert Adams asked to see it. He g;r.ed
at it for some time, then handed It
back without a word. Douglas would
have hi-en disappointed hud he not
been satisfied with Merriman's enthu
siasm. Douglas, having completed his pur
chases, hurried home to tell Clara that
he had made the friend of his life, who
bad fallen in love with her picture and
was dy ing to see her. He was to come
tip soon, when Douglas would return
the favors he had received, but must
necessarily do so in his own house.
This would throw Merrimau aud Clara
Week after week passd. but nothing
was heard of Mr. Merrimau. Dong
las was disappointed. When October
came he wrote inviting Merrimau to
come up and make them a visit. The
letter was answered by the linu. say
ing that Merrimau was very busy. A
few days later young Libert Adams
walked into the store in shooting cos
tume and said he was on hfs way to
his shooting club. Douglas invited
him to supper, and from the moment
be and Clara met they seemed desper
ately pleased with each other.
Adams did not get away to his shoot
ing for several days, remained there
but a short time and whcji he came
back spent several days more In the
company of Clara Medway. Douglas
was troubled. He did not relish the
idea of liis sister taking a fancy to a
mere clerk. He wished to keep her
for the fascinating Merriman.
During the winter there was not a
holiday that Adams did not appear
.uid sjend the whole of It with Clara.
The more Douglas thought about the
matter the more he vwis surprised. The
man who had fallen in love with the
picture bad not taken the trouble t
see the original. The man who bad
luade n; comments on the picture had
fallen in love with the original.
One evening Douglai went home
from the store and found Ajlamo and
1'i ir i together. Indeed, they wen very
luar together they were In i.'ich oth
er's anus. Adams on becoming a were
of Douglas presence said to him:
"Do you remember showing me your
sister's picture In the city on your
"Yes, and you made no comment on
Still waters run deep: I fell In live
with It. I vowed that I would seek
out its original and win her if possible.
I have done 1-ofh and nothing remains
but your consent."
"Clara can speak for herself that Is,
if you are able"
T am now a member of the firm of
Burt & Richardson."
"I eonfes." said Douglas, "that I
alwa.'is hoped that Mr. Merrirnan'
'Merriman ! Why Merriman Is our
professional entertainer. The firm pays
Lim a salary and all he spends on our
customers. Besides, he's a married
"'Well. Ill he Langedr exclaimed
Douglas. HARRIET CAWLET.
Sleepless Nights for Mother
and Awful Suffering
Had Given up All Hope of Ever
Making Any Cure.
Mrs. I. B. Jones, Aldington, In3.
T., writes : " My little girl had been
6uFering for two years from eczema,
and during that time I could not
gtt a night's sleep, as her ailment
was very severe. I had tried so many
remedies and spent so much money,
deriving no benefit, I had given up
all hope of making any cure. Asa last
resort I was persuaded to try Cuticura,
and to my great delight a marked
change was manifested front the first
application. I gave the child a bath
with Cuticura Soap, using a soft piece
of muslin cloth. This I did twice a
daj-, each time following with Cuti
cura Ointment, and at the same
time gave the Resolvent, according to
directions. One box of Ointment
and two bottles of the Resolvent, to
gether with the Soap, effected a per
manent cure. I submit this for pub
lication, hoping it will assist other
sufferers iu curing themselves."
Consisting of Cuticura Soap
Ointment and Pills.
The first sUp in the treatment of
chronic Eczema is to remove the
scales and crusts aud soften the skin,
by warm baths with Cuticura Soap.
Dry carefully and apply Cuticura
Ointment, lightly at lirst, and where
advisable spread it on pieces of soft
cloth and bind iu place. Take the
Resolvent Tills, or liquid, in medium
doses. Do not use cold water iu bath
ing, and avoid cold, raw winds.
Sl J throiifhoiit t'ie world. Cntkur Itctolvrn, Sir.
(in lurln of do !..! ..ul.-J I'iiit. 1 r iul uf ),
Olii!iiio.t. .'".. :'.,-. Poller llru & Chln. Corp.,
botuu. Sole 1'rol).. UjT"SiiAil ior Ua to Curu)icJeuiA."
This handsome eight arm
clothes rack given away with a
5Cc can of baking powder.
1818-20 Third Ave., Rock Island.
Iowql EL Illinois RsalwaLy
SI Round Trip Rete
for Saturday and Sun
day, Aug. 26 and 27.
50c MISSISSIPPI PARK 50c
Free Ba.nd Concert
and Vaudeville cxt
I"I"!"I"K"M"r"fr I I I I I I H -
Yovi Can Get
You Need Today.
Just let us know what you want and we will send our con
fidential agent to make ail arrangements. We take a lien
on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons, etc., for security,
but do not remove nor disturb the property in any way.
Everything conducted without noise or notoriety. We'll
quote you terms and tell you what we can do for you and
there will be no charge of any kind unless we make you a
loan. Everything cpen and above board. A "square deal" all
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY.
Mitchell cL Lynde Block, Room S3.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenlnfs. Tie
phone West 614.
Sunday, August 27.
Tlie Newest Character Dialect OlTYr
That Little Swede.
Willi Kinily Krlcksmi Creetie as I. run
FOUR LAVISHLY MOUNTED ACTS.
Suuiirl i:ll; IkIuimI.
M.VMterloiiN Uolilirrv nt the Old Mill.
Im-h i!lcit of "irlh Dakota.
Tin- Circiil Mt Mcrnf.
An Absolutely I-'a nl I less Company of
Carefully Selected Players. A Produc
tion perfect in Kvcry In-tail.
Prii-t-w Uric. :.". and T.iic. Seats en
sale at theatre. IMi.uic W 24.
ICE CREAM SODA
At 5c per Glass
And all kinds of home made
candies go to
Coln Palace of Sweets
317 Twentieth Street.
Ic crt am by the pint, quart or
H I I I 'I I I' I I I I ! I X--I--X--X-
Worth From $12.50 to
$15, have been put
GostaJFson L Hayes
Let's think about somebody and talk about them. All
right, who will it be? I know who. Why Jones, the scc-
C ona nsna ana loan man.
a large business? Well, I'll te! you. Of course, he is a
crank. But what do I or anybody else care. Look at those
big dollars you save by doing business with him for he is
certainly more reliable and the Best By Every Test.
The Meanest Man in Town.
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GOODS ON PAYMENT WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE.
Old 'Phone West 706-L. 1623 Second Avenue. Open Evenings.
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IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS
Building, Lean and Savings Association j
Invites Subscriptions to Its 93d series of stock as a testimonial of "X.
appreciation of the public service heretofore rendered in providing ov
er sixteen hundred citizens with homes and as a pledge of coopera- n
tion on the part of investors in an effort to meet the present pressing r
demands for additional homes. T
Our conservative plan Is to limit loans to small amounts, with SO V
per cent margin, and to local home owners exclusively.
T Earnings 7 per cent on monthly
THE OLDEST 8AVINGS INSTITUTION IN THE CITY. X
E. H. GUYER, Secretary. Jf
Office Mitchell d Lynde Block. V
Are You Planning a
Have you tried it? It is the )eHt tiling ou
the market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
Ercade Cigar Store
B&ryer Hoom bloet John P. Bexton, Prey.
mow is it that he does such
t jjjj iSi
payments. 5 per cent on paid up -l
Mary arc occupied at this
M-json in nuking plans for
their new homes.
The plumbing of the home is one of the
most tficiitial features ami should have
every consideration. I.'.: us flirt jour
plumbing. We execute ail contracts on
the iiuot sanitary lines, employ competent
mechanics, and use the K-st fixtures made
namely, ".JStapJarJ" Porcelain Knamcl
cd Baths and Onc-picic Lava'ories. Our
illustrated booklet, "Modern Home
Plumbing, ' is free.
C II ANN ON & DUFF A
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