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THE 3VRGI7S. TUESDAY, FEBRUAttY C, 190G.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, III. En
tered at the postofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly. $1 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 printeJ
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1906.
The hens of the country, having
banded it to the cold storage trust, are
hereby given permission to scratct in
our gardens next spring.
"Dictatorial Disturbers of State Poli
tics," is the apt phrase with which
Dick Yates sizes up the Culloni Ilo-kins-Cannon
The ballots are burned and it is
now too late for the man who had it in
his mind to go into court and question
the election of Theodore Roosevelt ,in
through the world drunk with happi
ness," he said. "The devil and v the
preachers and -the ladies' aid society
think they have a monopoly on tft's
drunkenness, but God opened a hole ii
the wall so we can put 10 cents on
whirligig and get blind, staggering
drunk with the wine of the spirit. We
do not want the sour vinegary stuff
that the ministers are handing out to
the poor, shrivel d-up. dry souls; we
want the good old rock and rye. and
special things that (Soil pours out of
heaven to fatten our bones. The
whole church from the minister's coat
tails down to the janitor, has gone
completely to the devil. The differ
ence between a converted man and a
sanctified man is that the former has
to carry a bottle around with him and
come back and have it filled, while the
sanctified man rolls under the barrel
and throws away the key to the wine
room, content to stay where ho is."
.-vmermanic candidates should not
let any snowballs form under their
ftet. This is the last week in which
petitions may be filed to insure places
on the democratic or republican pri
In the face of Col. Mann's documen
tary evidence that President Iioosevt.lt
really did give his consent to appear in
"Fads and Fancies." it would now seem
to be up to the latter to iay the blame
upon his wicked private secretary.
Congressman ;il!espie of Texas
whose resolution asking for in forma
tion concerning the community of'in
teresrs of the Pennsylvania, Haiti-
more and Ohio and other roads was
passed in the house, came to congress
the first time on the toss of a coin. He
is from the Twelfth district, and first
served in the Fifty-eighth congress.
There were three candidates for the
nomination. Several thousand ballots
were taken. Finally if was decided to
break the deadlock by the toss of a
coin. The third man was eliminated
on the first foss and Gillespie won
the second tos and the nomination.
New York (llohe: The motley t iew
of millionaires and social parasites
which massed around Justice Deul's
disastrous legal boomerang throw a
somewhat garish light on our Ameri
can pseudo aristocracy the so-called
four hundred, whose daily life is
chronicled in the newspapers and
whose golden feasts and functions ex
cite the gaping envy of the lowly.
One can hardly blame the judge and
his benignant old lieutenant for
"Ieeehing" such juicy and easy marks
The most startling feature of the case
is the way in which the hard headed
unsentimental captains of finance suc
cumbed to the attack.
M. Fallieres the new French presi
dent is expected to occupy his place
with the same calm dignity as charac
terize! I his predt cessor. -M. J.onbeft.
His mbicitud visage overllows with
gool humor and camaraderie. Many
are the devic s-that the new president
has adopted to reduce his einbonpolit,
which is the one defect in a physique
otherwise singularly robust. Some
times he will set out for a promenade
from his apartment to a distant point
on the otitskirts of Paris or in the
afternoon after returning from the
public office he will mount a fixed bi
cycle arrangement in his dressing
room and get exercise in this wav.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican:
With the broadeuiug of the curriculum
of high schools and the great increase
in the enrollment of pupils rendv-r.u...
them far less narrow and far more
democratic in their appeal to the gen
eral community than in former days
it is surprising to find them in the
clutches of evils that tend to antago
nize the good effect of their popular
qualities. It is enough almost, to
throw a poor man in bankruptcy to
have his daughter graduate from some
high schools what with new gowns,
gloves, bouquets, hacks, photographs
and class rings to enable the girl to
hold up her head with the classmates
who set the pace on graduation dav.
Day ol Reckoning Comlrg.
St. Iouis Republic: Kx-tJov. Yates'
speeches are highly interesting talk
for Illinois voters and the said voters
are naturally turning out in great num
bers to hear them. Their revelations
of the inside working of republican
machine politics are the most impor
tant ami instructive that have yet beta
made for Illinois or any other state.
The political chicanery which Air.
Yates is laying bare has long been
known anil frequently charged in Illi
nois in many another state; it is now
for the first time exposed in all its
offensive details by a republican lead
er who knows all about it, who stands
high in the confidence of his party ;:i
one of the foremost .states of the union.
Mr. Yates shows us a brutal machine,
maintaining itself by the patronage of
the federal government, its agents
satanically busv in precinct, wan!.
county and state politics, turning dow.i
the favorites of the party voters and
dictating who shall have nominations
and offices tiiai are suposed to be con
ferred by the people of the state.
l!y Mr. Yates" account they lirok-.-the
In-art of ambitious and aggressive
Gov. John Tanner by convincing him
that the machine could defeat his r
uominatiou. a prize he thought lie
could win through his strength among
To turn Yates aside from his desir
for a second term, in order that tin y
might seize the governorship for a
creature of their own. they tried to
bribe him with the lure of a glittering
federal apointnient. anil, when he de
clined, rati the machine over him. And
a Fnited States senator from Illinois
and a congressman from the same
state who holds the exalted and pow
erful place of speaker of the house of
representatives wen the agents of the
machine who urged him to accept the
empty honor as tin price of gelling
out of their way.
I'nder the lomiuntion of the ("ullom
Hopkins -t'annon-Itid&ely machine the
republican form of government which
the constitution of the Fnited States
guarantees to every state is nothing
but an empty form, home rule a lie.
and government of the people, by the
people, for the people a delusion which
Lincoln did not believe that it ever
Ami verily, as Lincoln declared at
Gettysburg, this kind of governinen
shall not pt rish from the earth. Yates
touches a (Mipular chord in the heart
of Illinois and of every other Ameri
can commonwealth when he proclaims
that the agents f this nefarious sys
tem are blind in their own conceit when
tney Imagine that the great body of
Illinois voters do not know how to
think for thenisel ves.
The voters of Illinois are just as free
of thought as those of Ohio or Penn
sylvania who showed last fall what
they can do to rid themselves of boss
rule less flagrant than that which o-
Anil the voters of Illinois are think
ing, preparatory to acting. The "ring"
which Yates exposes will be smashed
at the next election, as wdl be Some
other rings which lie does not men
tion. The day of reckoning seems
close at hand.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE UNKNOWN. ', f
I iivaa sitting one evening Cu the par
fuetf a tlueater In N-ew jYcrk when I
.noticed u young lady imabox In the
jaecomr tier looking at, nrfc. When I
fixed-my eyes upon hershf turned hers
uway.ibut when a fewtmJnutes later I
loufcedmt her again I suv that she xras
regarding me through nlorguette. She
STATE INSPECTOR DESIRES
COOPERATION OF SHIPPERS
Sends Letters to Those Who
Grain to the Chicago
W. S. Cowen, chief grain inspector
for Illinois, Is sending out letters to
the grain shippers of the state in
which he says:
"I have been Very anxious to render
the best possible service to all inter
ests, and In conference with the gover
nor recently, he suggested a plan vith
which 1 heartily agree. I am submit
ting it to you now for yo;ir approval:
""Gov. Denecn's idea is that coopera
tion will do more than any other one
thing to bring about good inspection
and satisfactory results to the shipper.
In carrying out the governor's p!an I
lowered her glass nnl' turned away
within look which indicated either re
pulsIiMi, disappointment or pain. It
inizhti Lave been any lof these, but I
could inot tell which.
My curiosity was at uuce aroused. 1
did not remember to f have ever seen
the lady befre and certainly bad no I have hail printed a form which can be
knowledge of having injured Iyer. Be-1 filled out by the shipper and mailed di
fore the cajseKf 1 he last act I; left the 't to me; I can then watch for the
theater and stood on the sidewalk car an'l i' ,he inspection is different
Wtlnefortberlmcbuieutit. She did so ,roIU tne "Smeiil ot tne snipper. I
. ... hi. .i will at least be in A position to see
Incompauywltb.;mederly,gentleman h 1 , ect,ou ac.
and lady. Aa soouja they entered their cor(lint, to hp ru!es T would not ex.
carriage I wjent across theslreet where ,K,ct ,hevsh!pper to send the number
mine stood ' read?y and entering told Qf every car loaded, but when he has
the driver to follow. The party alight
to send this information.
"I have been so successful in the
past in cases when the siipcr wrote
or wired me direct, that I wish now to
further urge you to communicate with
me by wire or letter when you have
any unsatisfactory inspection and I
will have your grain reinspected with
out any cost to you. The shippers in
the past have generally made their
complaints to the consignee and in
most cases the grain has been unload-
ed and the identity of it lost before the
inspection department was advised. It
is for this reason that I think the plan (
suggested by the governor wil; bring j
about good results." i
Mr. Cowen encloses samp'e forms I
for cards to be filled out and forwarded j
to his office, giving the necessary in for-1
uiation and directions for finding the
cars in Chicago. These samples may
he obtained by writing to him at 21 8
LaSalle street, Chicago.
This ailment is usually caused by
rheumatism of the muscles and may
be cured by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm two or three times a day
and rubbing the parts vigorously at.
each application. If this does not af
fotd relief, bind on a piece of flannel
ednt a Louse on Madisou avenue, the I contract, it might be to his advantage
number of whiHh I noted, then drove
away thinking cf some plan to solve
themystery. Beifore reaching home I
Lad l nesolved to write a note to the
lady "ami seud It next day. This is
what L wrote:
Mr. Royal Frltc'Aard prcsvnts ids com
pliments to thft yoiniK lady ho saw at the
thca.ter last eivening and who gave
evldencft that in ftome wny hi-r antago
nism liafi bt-en ex-cited asainst htm. As
he does mot remember ever havins seen
her bfono. he begsiiin explanation. If he
has been mistaken in nds inference, he
upologizeslfor addi-saintc her.
I sent Ibe notelby a messenger who
on refcuruing'saidhbat he Lad been told
if their was nnyreply it would be sent
later. " I waited three days and was
about too give npall hopejof receiving
auv wtord wheuiii note came which
read a si follows:
lip'Mlv Hnmriprpil with P.iin Ralni.
loaded line grain or grain to appiy on , . , , Sl)rp tQ fol.
low. For sale by all leading druggists.
8A0 WEATHER COMING - PRFPARE
It is predicted that February will be
a disagreeable month, wtii blizzards
and cold waves sandwiching warm
spells. This is just the kind of weath
er that carries off the weak and sickly,
nd wears down the robust.
The safe thing to do is to fortify the
system against the effects of coming
exposure, dampness and cold. No bet
ter precaution against the rigors of
winter can be had than Father John's
Medicine, because it keeps up the bod
ily warmth, curing coughs and colds
and building the body strong. It not
only cures disease, but it supplies the
strength and fighting power to resist
No Morphine or
A Healing Gospel.
The Rev. .1. C. Warren, pastor of
Sharon Baptist church. Belair. Ca.. says
of Electric Hitters: "It's a Codseud to
mankind. It cured me of lame back,
stiff joints, and complete physical col
lapse. I was so weak it took me half an
hour to walk a mile. Two bottles of
Electric Bitters have made me so strong
I have just walked three miles in CO
minutes and feel like walking three
more. It's made a new man of me."
(real est remedy for weakness and all
stomach liver and kidney complaints.
Sold under guarantee at llartz & IMle
meyer drug store. : Price COc.
Burning Bmh KrangelUte.
Presumably there is some good to
be found in the method of every band
of, religious workers, provided they
are honest and sincere. There will be
wonder where It is to be found, how
ever, in the processes followed by the
Burning Bush evangelists who are
holding meetings in Boston, if the fol
lowing extract from their meeting of
Sunday, as reported in the Herald of
that city. 1 r.rc::rate. In attempting to
show that there are men and women
so full of the Holy Spirit that they may
be termed "God's drunkards," one of
"God meant us to go staggering
exposed to cold and dampness,
will avoid long misery with
rheumatism and neuralgia if
Anchor Pain Expeller
tvhen they feel the first twinges.
This remedy complies with the
l tern German laws, and has an
l-nshaken record for 35 year.
Any druggist, 25 and 50 cents,
ir through the proprietors.
F. AD. RICHTER A. CO;
HIS Pearl St., New York.
Slnco SVrr. Pcltchard Jias entirely for
gotten the lady he sawat the theater, ha
need nt give Miimself any concern with
regard to) her.
It Is needless to say that I retid these
few words with astonishment. It was
plain toiiue that I had heesi mistaken
for some? one-else. However, I tlid not
eare to Lavetthe error MucurrtM-ted and
wrote ngniu, stating that there must
be some misapprehension as to my
identity and lggiug permission to call
and clear up the matter. To this I
received a rtily that the name 1 bad
given iu iny notes was the same as
that of the iwrson I was supposed to
be; therefore there could not possibly
be any mistake. The lady did not care
to renew the acquaintance of one who
had paid her the highest compliment
man could pay to womau :iim1 then for
gotten that he Lad ever met: her.
I began to feel that I must bav
passed through some illness or met
with some accident that had impaired
my memory. I asked several persons
who Lad seen me nearly every day for
years if this was the case and got
laughed at for my pains. I confided my
correspondence to my sister, but all
the sympathy l got from her was,
"That's Just like a man for all the
I was about to write one more note
inquiring for the lady's name, but my
sister, who knew the tricks and man
ners of the sex, told iie the girl was
leasing me and would give me 110 satis
faction; that if I want eel to clear up
the matter I had letter call and call
again and again till I had seen and
talked with my tormentor.
Had the girl been unattractive I
might have dropped the matter. Ou
the contrary, ber image that of u girl
with a face denoting character as well
as being pretty - seemed to grow upon
me, and I was literally being teased
into a condition bordering on the tender
passion. Summoniug all my courage, I
called upon the girl and sent up my
card. An answer came that the young j
lady was not at Lome. This might
. ... ..1... ....... 1........ ...... "
liit'ti Li turn mil- an uul .1 l ijuiuc 10 111 r
or that she Mas really out. I called
twice more on Ler, and each time re
ceived some message that nut me on
without being a positive refusal. Final-
ly. on my third call, she came Into the $2?
room and stood regarding me with JSJ
what she Intended to be a haughty $c$
stnre. NcverthelesN I fancied I could jgj.
set' a sparKie in tier eye.
"I beg of you," I said, "cease this
torment, which Las become unbearable.
If, as you say, I have known and for
gotten you It must be through some
physical defect on my part, for in
health I am sure I could never forget
having once seen you." J.
"Did you not once live in K.7" she
Yes; when a boy."
And go to the high sebool there?"
And did you not carry books for
Dolly Farleigh, a little girl eight years
"You don't mean"
- "And didn't you"
"Tell her that when we were grown
she should be my little wife? Yes, I
did, and I am ready to keep my word.
She sank on a pofa with a delighted
chuckle, and I sat down beside her.
When she saw me at the theater she
at once suspected who I was and was ,
about to hazard a bow when she per-jiP?
celved that I did not reeogniy.e ber. She , Hi
turned away, remembering that she.jS?
Lad been staring at a man who might, '$5$
after all, be a stranger to Ler. It was jgt
the look that accompanied this realiza- '
tion fhat I had Interpreted as something $C
more serious. All doubt of my Identity f
had only been removed at the receipt
of tne note giving my name. O
I atoned for my imperfect memory , O
fcy a lifetUne of devotion. J$
-tvw t in ctaV s-
or moriY back
PENS tomorrow (Wednesday) morning; will continue 10 days. The
incessant growth of this business has made it necessary for us
to lease an annex for reserve stocks and to open our third floor for
retailing purposes. These improvements mean the moving of 12 differ
ent retail departments. We can accomplish this quickest and easiest
with small stocks. Prices have been cut regardless of original cost or
of profit to reduce stocks to the smallest possible degree. That means
money-saving bargains for everyone. A few hints:
FOR SALE BY T. H. THOMAS.
To Cxchange Sell or Buy
Women's 4- to 50 inch coats, of
cheviot, kerseys and mixtures;
correct styles; were $12. 5u, $13
Women's 43, 4S and 50 inch
coats of kerseys, cheviots, cov
erts and novelties; were $23,
$30 and $35;
$1 and $1.25 all wool
suitings, great bargain at..
50c mohairs, the season's
new styles, all colors....
$1 fancy silks, for waists
and suits, per yard
Women's 25c hose, all
sizes, per pair
Beautiful dress trimmings,
worth 25c, per yard
Women's $2.50 and $2.9$ black
worsted union , '
25c to 30c white goods, with
lace stripes for waistings
and dresses, sale price. ISC
White damask, in assorted pat
terns, full 58 inches
wide, sale price lC
1.000 yards union linen crash,
.regularly ti'c the yard,
sale price 4C
Just from the mill yard wide
good bleached muslin,
worth tc, sale price JjC
$1.25 leather shopping bags,
riveted frames, inside
lcs r 89c
35c cashmere gloves, black,
brown, green, navy and
Children's 12c and 15c worsted
Wcb'j's 25c heavy Irish linen
towels, practical size,
Embroideries beautiful bands,
edgings and all-overs, IS'fcw,
10c, 8c and 5
!c blue, white and. gray prints,
3 to 10 yard lengths,
sale price 3'eC
1,700 yards, 30 inch, 12V2c per
cales; red, black, cadet and
gray grounds, sale
price J 2-3
10c ginghams in seersucker
stripes, cheeks and plain
colors, tale price
Mill remnants of apron ging
hams in neat, desirable
check patterns, yard
40 dozen new white India linou
waists; long and short tdecves;
open back and front;
le price .SI. 25
25c, 35c and 50c wool tains,
cloth caps and felt hats
for misses and children .-.lOc
95c decorated porcelain, IS inch
turkey platters, first qual
ity, only 27c
100-pIece decorated jwrcelain
dinner set, regular $8.75
value, for S 1.00
'mn's oiiiis. of stunly faur-y
mixtures. 42 inches lonn. "t C
regularly $. !'."., sale price.
Women's stylish suits, cloths are
cheviots, mixtures ami broadcloths,
were 1... sale 1 C i
Women's suits, Kton. loiijr coat
and blouse styles: cloths me
cheviots ami novelties: Q
regularly $2.", sale price. . --JJ
Women's suits, in Kton. pony
jacket anil Ioiik emit styles, mix
tures, Panamas cheviots. Iini.nl
doths. were I D J iZ
now lOi J
Women's dress skirts of serpi-s.
mohairs, mixtures and broad
cloths, formerly $7.".'. " "Vk
Women's skirts, broadcloth and
mixtures, regularly priced uc
at $10. now about half m.'-'J
Women's skirts that arc the annc
of fashion and line tailoring,
mostly cheviots, worth rif
tlo. now JJJ
ALL GIVEN AWAY AT YOUR OWN PRICE. COME AND SEE.
J. W. JONES. 1623 2d Ave.
Second Hand Store. Rock Island, HI.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office. Rock Island, 111.,
until Monday, Feb. 12, 1906, at 5 o'clock
p. m., for the erection of an addition
j to the waterworks building. Plans and
specifications on file at the city clerk's
The city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
H. C. SCHAFFKR. City Clerk.
Rock Island, III., Jan. ID, 1900.
A NEW THING
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
EMANN & SALZMANN
CORNER SECOND AVENUE AND SIXTEENTH STREET, ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
, . EDWARD B. LINCOLN.