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THE 'ARCJTX.S. MOTDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 190G.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1621
Second avenue, Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly. per year in advance.
AH 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.
Monday, Feb. 5, 1906.
If the supreme court should have
ordered him to talk. Mr. Rogers would
only need to substitute. "I forget" for
"l refuse to answer the question."
Chinese are agitating for a free
press. China may get its certificate of
graduation into the modern civilization
class before Russia does, if the latler
does not move faster.
William E. Curtis, writing from
Washington to the Chicago Heconl
Herald. announces with ail seriousness
that the "merit system" is strictly ad
hered to by the postofflee department
In the appointment of postmasters, and
that senators and politics are not per
mitted to interfere, the case of Chicago
being the only exception. Evidently Mr.
Curtis has not heard of Kock Island
the graft, the office trading, tne,po-
Iitical bossisra and machine met'tod)
by which the republican party nasi
been administering affair? In that
There is hardly an office in Illinois
that has not been traded for political
influence, vastly too many offices
whose incumbents owe higher allegi
ance to the boss through whom they
got I he appointments than to the peo
ple they are supposed to serve.
The Deneen machine and the Cnl
lom federal crowd ramify into all
parts of the state, and with them are
lesser machines iu the counties and
congressional districts, all operated by
the republicans following as blindly
the dictates of the bosses above them
as Uodenburg followed the behest of
unnamed bosses on the statehood
question in the house.
If Gov. Deneen cannot get full in
formation now with respect to the sen
timent of Illinois voters towards this
system and the men responsible for
it. he can learn more than he wants
to know by waif fug for returns from
the November elections.
T. H. SIMMONS APPOINTED
GENERAL FREIGHT AGENT
Has Charge of Rock Island Traffic East
of the Missouri River Patterson
Is In Line.
DAILY SHORT STORY?
HOW. HE GOT HIS START.
A young man who had buriedjhLa fa
ther the day befone opened a safe iu
which tbe family papers were kept,
took out-a tin box and, on raising the
cover, saw on top of the pile one ad
dressed tor himself In bis father's hand
wriMng. Breaking the seal, he read:
"Wbeu.lmy dear sou, you receive the
dioekln store for you contained In this
paper I shall be removed from any re-.
roacles you may feel like eastiug up-
on me4 I have always intended to tell j
you vLtat l am tellingiyou now, but
ais you grew older and tour "wealth in
ere:efl I shrank from doingso. Know
liowmy son, that the father whom you
baveLHways loved and .reverenced was
once yi common tramp. My father
wouldmake a farmer of me or appren
tice me) to a tradesman. 1 had no fancy
for eltl ter occupation. What I was fit
ted f or jwas thenuot apparent, and the
result -tvas that i I was considered fit
ted for k nothing, .and ths was partly
my ownjoplnlou. One day. frenzied at
the restraint and humdrum life of a
saddler'sa apprentice, I broke away from
him andfbecamea tramp.
"One rdght I was stealing -I wish I
could ue some other woixl a ride un
der a car on an express train, when the
Tized, Nezvous Mothezs
Make Unhappy Homes Their Condition Irritates
Both. Husband and Children How Thousands
of Mothers Have Been Saved From Nervous
Prostration and Made Strong and Well.
Afrs. CAesertPurny Mrs. Was. IF? Brown
Hon. Joseph (J. Cannon, boss of
the house of representatives has indi
cated, officially, that he is a candidate
for the republican nomination for con
gress in the Eighteenth Illinois district
again this year. After he gets it. there
will likely be a stalwart democrat
camping on his trail from beginning to
end of the campaign; and Mr. Cannon
will know that somebody besides Yates
is after him.
It has been frund necessary to adopt
at the white house the theater scheme
of using tickets of different colors for
succeeding performances. Thus the
invitations for one function are white,
for another blue, for another red. an
other yeliow and so on. T1k reason is
that Washington society is full of "re
peater." They like io go several times
to the white house on one invitation if
they can obtain extra cards by hook or
crook. By means of the uee of colored
cards they have to go when they are
invited or not at all.
An official circular has been receiv
ed at the local offices of the Kock Is
land, announcing the appointment of
T. II. Simmons to the position of gen
eral freight agent of the company, in
charge of the lines east of the Missouri
liver. The change is in reality one of
title only, as the work which Mr. Sim
mons will have charge of is the same
as has been assigned to him for some
time, he having been the chief assist
ant general freight agent of the com
pany. For some time there has been
no general freight agent. The change
does not affect M. A. Patterson, assist
ant general freight agent, except to
place him nearer in line for promotion.
C6AL MINES IN BIG RUSH
Business Edoitis in Anticipation of
Strike First of April.
From all the coal fields in Illinois
come reports of a great increase in
activity as a result of the threatened
strike of the miners April 1. The rail
ways are anxious to lay in a supply of
fuel, as are all other large consumers,
and mine owners and miners are eager
to make hay while they may and pro
vide for the coming rainy day. The
coal business has been unusually slack
for a couple of months, but from now
until the first of April, unless there is
an agreement fixed up ;n the mean
time, there will be unprecedented activity.
The nomination of Judge William
M. Farmer of Vandalia as a candidate
for the Illinois supreme bench Is as
sured since the action of the democrats
in Clay. Effingham and Richland coun
ties in instructing for his nomination.
These, together with the 2I delegates
previously instructed for him. give
Judge Farmer S." votes iu Ihe judicial
convention which meets iu I'ana
March 1. The nomination of Judge
Farmer has been" conceded for some
days and he now has exactly the right
number of votes to land that honor.
Judge Farmer is at present circuit
Judge of the Fourth district. His noni
mat ion tor supreme court justice
n.eans his election.
. Republican Machine.
It Is beginning to dawn on many
republican leaders of the state that
the republican party, so long united
and so long ih ntnelicijry of favor
able conditions, is nhout tolie disrupt
ed. Ex-:ov. Yates is on the stump
now telling the people very effectually
how the federal machine controls the
republican party in this state.
And in the interest Ihe people have
In the exgovernor's denunciation of
"machine politiris" is shown in the re
ception accorded the spef-eh delivered
at Carbondale Thursday last.
It is an o!il-;iuie republican cry that
"the tariff will be revised by its
friends." Congressman '.McCall of Mas
sachusetts, a repubiican. hit the nail
on the head when in referring to this
cry he said: "If the tariff can not be
revised when two-thirds of the mem
bership of boih houses is republican,
when is revision to conic?"
This revision by the republican party
will come whenever the beneficiaries
of a high protective tariff are willing to
surrender the enormous advantages
they possess and this surrender will
be. made when human selfishness is
destroyed and not before, -unless the
people rise up and give the country a
democratic congress and president.
Graft In Illinois.
Gov. Deneen has been in Chicago in
vestigating, among othr things, the
anti-graft tornado that is reported to
have struck the county officers in
that town. He was anxious to find out
what the political effect of the ex
posure is lil Iy to be.
Commen.ite on which fact the St.
Louis Republic says if he will push
his inquiries in other parts of the
ctate he will find that from Shaw
neetown to Jo Daviess county, Il
linois Is seething with hostility to
Chicago, Feb. r. Following are I
inarkft quotations today:
May. S.-.14. 8T,, S4. 84 .
July. S4Vi. xt-;-. SOs, S3;.
September. 8:, S:.. 82. S2!.
May. 4.",, 4T., 41. 41,.
July. 45. 4.-.1J,. 4i',. 44.
September, 4.V4. 4r,i. 44. 41.
May. Ho'-i. ?.o, p.ou.
July. 2U. L'i-S, 2JVZ. 29.
September. 28. '2. 28, 28.
May, 14.", 1 1.sr,, 14.5.". 14.ff.
July, U.S.-,. 14.H0, 14.7-1. 14.75.
May, 7.75. 7.S2, 7.72. 7.75.
July. 7.S7. :.!'. 7.S5, 7.S7.
September. 7.f7. S.0, 7.97. S.00.
May. 7.!, 7.J7. 7.S5. ?.?.
July. S.oo, s.05. 7.!5. S.oo.
A nervous," irritable mother, often on
the verjre of hysterics, is unlit to care
for children ; it ruins a child's disposi-
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breaks vere applied su.Wenly and the . , i J. i . V i
" , . 1 ' . . , J . , , trouble between children, and their
train came to a quick stop. I heard mothers ofteu is dne to the faot
several shots ahead- nnfl surmised that. that, the mother has Rome female weak-
Receipts today Wheat H5. com "7
oats ISO, hogs 55.0O0, cattle 31. Hun.
Hog market openel weak to 10c low
er. Hogs left over 2.7i. IJglit 5.55f
5.75. mixed and butchers 5.fiHfj '5.S5,
good heavy 5.r,0fi 5.S5. rough heavy
Cattle market opened weak to He
Sheep market opened weak, loc to
V. S. Yards. S: 40 a. ui. Hog market
weak, 5c to 10c lower. Ught 5.55(7?
5.75. mixed and butchers .r.fi0(ff5.85.
god heavy .I0f5.S7, rough heavy
Sheep market 10c lower.
Cattle market weak lo Hc lower
I Jeeves 3.4ofi C.15. cows and heifers
1.40? t.4o, sfoekers and feeders 2.00 ff
Sheep market weak, Hc to 20c low
lloir marli-t flnyiwl slrfinn'pr tn
higher. Light .r.G5(fJ 5.fo, good heavy
".;5!fj 5.15. mixed and butchers VtA)",tlt
Cattle market closed weak to 10c
Sheep market closed 15c lo 25c low
New York Stocks.
New York. Feb. 5. (las 'tS'. IT. P.
1558. U. S. Steel preferred 112, IT. S.
Steel common 44,i. Reading 137i4.
Rock Island preferred 6554, Rock
Island common 20. O. & W. 53 'x.
Southern Pacific G7. N. Y. Central
14f. Missouri Pacific 101. Metropol
itan 121. 1 & N. 14934. Smelters IC4.
C. F. I. 722. Canadian Pacific 174;..
Illinois Central 173. Penna 142, Erie
4CK. T. C. I. 15SV;. C. & O. 58. B. R.
T. 85Ts. B. & O. lllVi. Atchison 92,
Locomotive 74H. Sugar 140. St. Paul
184. Copper 115Ji. Republic Steel pre
ferred 107 Republic Steel common
news all the time THE
the traluihad been held up by robbers.
I was uuder the fnout end of the smok
ing car. ISehind were the passenger
cars. uextHcfoieme was the baggage
and expre- carnnd next the locomo
tive. Two Imen, whom I could see by
the dim lightt were mucked, passed rap
idly from tLk front to the rear cars. I
let myself dtiwu and ran Into the woods
close lesidei the tra-k. The ground
was higher 'on that side, and, going
forward. I could look right Into the lo
"The engineer was lying dead on the
cab floor. A masked man stood be
tween cab auditender, leaning out and
looking backward. Two men came for
ward, and I heaird them tell their own
engineer that the express agent had
been too quick "for them aud had lock
ed the doors of the car. The engineer,
who seemed to be their leader, swore
at them and, pointing to a pile of ties
leside the track, told them to take one
of them and burst open the door. Seiz
Ing a tie, they beguu to batter at the
door, the ehgineer watching them from
the cab "Impatiently. It was plain to
me that he wished to go and do the
work himself, but dared not leave the
cab. Presently his patience gave way
and with a smothered growl he jump
ed down and ran to them.
"Then It occurred to me that were
I In his place I could not restrain my
self from doing Just what he did. I
saw an opportunity for me to save the
express car. If I could uncoupl the
ear and get dhto the cab I might run
it off before Ihey could stop me. It
was a slim chauce, for even if I got the
car uncoupled unobserved and started
the locomotive they had only to go half
a car's length to get on the cab, kill me
and turn off the steam. The danger
only made the plan more fascinating to
me. 'Within a few seconds all these
things passed through my brain, and
my resolution was formed.
"Sliding down the incline, I got under
the express car on the opposite side
from that ou which the men were
working, though by this time they were
at the rear door. I rau along beside
the car and stopped under the very
platform ou which they were operat
ing. Fortunately I was familiar with
my position. Just as I came beneath
them they drew back for another blow
with the tie, which, by the way, was
hard to work between the two cars,
aud when they pushed forward I reach
ed up and seized the coupling pin.
"Now, if cars had Ik-cm coupled then
as they are now. It would have been
Impossible for me to separate them.
Had the coupling pin been held by
their being jammed together or pulled
too far apart this also would have
blocked my game. With the scuffling
going ou above I could not know
whether the pin was loose or tight till I
tried it. My heart stood still as, taking
advantage of the thickest of the tur
moil, I reached up and was overjoyed
that I could remove It-easily.
"Now came 1he second part of my
plau. Dashlug forward, I climbed to
the cab, threw back the reverse lever
and as gently as I could opened the
throttle. My next move was to look
for a weajon. There were Iron coal
rakes In the tender, and I grusped one
of them. It was Impossible that the
robbers should be unaware of the move
ment of the express car for any con
siderable time. I stood with one hand
on the throttle, the other grasping the
coal rake, my eyes watching my rear.
Presently the engineer came running
forward. I cowered iu the cab, where
he couldn't see me. He had his revolver
in Ms hand as he came up, but, quick
as a fash, I raised the coal rake and
brougut it down on his skull. lie was
good pluck and climbed into the cab
trying to shoot me, but it was hard for
him to climb and shoot at the same
time. He got into the cab, but slipped
at his last step and fell. I gave him
another blow that finished him.
I grabbed his revolver, and in the
nick of time, for the robbers had bro
ken into the express car, and one of
them, passing through it, climbed over
the rear of the tender. I shot hlra with
the engineer's revolver. The third man
was overpowered by the express and
I bad saved a hundred thousand
dollars. The company offered me a
large reward, but I asked in prefer
ence that they would educate me for a
railroad man. They did so, advancing
me rapidly till I am at this writing, as
you know, the road's president."
S. HUNTER HALSET. -
ness, and 'she is entirely unlit to bear
the strain upon her nerves that govern
ing children involves; it is impossible
for her to do anything calmly.
The ills of women act like a firebrand
upon the nerves, consequently nine
tentbs of the nervous prostration, ner
vous despondency, " the blues," sleep
lessness, and nervous irritability of
women arise from some derangement
of the female organism.
Do you experience fits of depression
with restlessness, alternating with
extreme irritability? Are your spirits
easily affected, so that one minute you
laugh, and the next minute you feel
Do you feel something like a ball ris
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choke you ; all the senses perverted,
morbidly sensitive to light and sound ;
pain iu the abdominal region, and
between the shoulders; bearing-down
pains; nervous dyspepsia and almost
continually cross and snappy ?
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couditio'u, and you are threatened with
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ONLY SEVEN CEN
All of the following offers are genuine bargains. Pay no attention to
what others tell you, but come and see for yourself.
While this special sale lasts you can purchase any of the follow
ing goods for 7 cents any day
One 10c pkg. Baker's
Two 5c pkgs. sweet
One 10c pkg. sweet
One 10c bottle of
One 10c bottle of
One 10c bottle of
One 10c bottle of
One 10c scrubbing
One 10c Alaska
One 10c lamp chim
One 10c lamp
burner , fc
One 10c can standard
One 10c can stand
ard lima beans 7C
One 10c can standard
One 10c can standard
One 10c can standard
One 10c can standard
One 10c can standard
stringless beans f
One 10c can mustard
One 10c can red
One 10c pkg. stove
One 10c pkg. corn
Two 5C pkgs. yeast
One pound Japan
One 10c pkg.
One 10c bottle
One 10c pkg.
Three bars good laun-
Two 5c pkgs. Search
This special sale will continue at least two weeks, and prcbably
longer, but we reserve the right to discontinue at any time after Feb.
16, 1906. Remember, any day EXCEPT ON SATURDAYS.
Xv iliue .-,237, old W. 74-K.
J tOO Seventh Ave., Kock Inland.
To Exchange, Sell or Buy
City Council Chamber, Rock Island,
111., Feb. :i, i;0. The council met at
S p. in. in special session. Mayor Mc
Caskrin presiding and all the aldermen
present except Anderson.
The clerk read the call for the meet
ing as follows:
Uoek Island 111., Feb. 2, 1D0C. II. C.
SchafTer, city clerk: Dear Sir You
are hereby notified to call a special
meeting of (he city council of the city
of Hock Island, III., to meet in the
council chamber at the city hall at the
hour of 8 o'clock p. m., Feb. 3, 1906.
The said meeting is held for the pur
pose of considering and adjusting the
inferences between the Union Electric
Telephone company, and the city of
Kock Island. G. W. McCaskrin, mayor.
Aid. O'Connor moved that the com
pany be given further time and report
to this council at the second regular
meeting in February. Adopted.
Adjourned on motion of Aid. Sexton.
II. C. SchafTer. City Clerk.
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W. JONES, 1623 2d Ave.
Second Hand Store, Rock Island, III.
1 Miles off WaH Paper
to go at low prices not because there la anything wrong
with it. The patterns are good, the colors harmonious;
but we must clean our shelves for the new season's stock.
Our prices for hanging are as low as the lowest and good
workmanship will permit.
PARIDON WALL PAPER CO.,
PRACTICAL WALL PAPER HANGERS,
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If you are thinking about getting a new
Dresser, come and see our immense line
of Empress Dressers. We have them
for you in Golden Oak, Mahogany, Birds
eye Maple, and other woods, and at
prices to please you. Come and see
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CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL,