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THE ARfcTCJS. WJSDNJSSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 190G.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postoffloe as second-class
By THE, J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS pally. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication-
Ko such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
few years since Great' Britain managed
to bring to a close a most humiliating
campaign against two tiny inland re
publics in South Africa. Today Japan
and Great Britain are allies, mutually
bound to make war in defense of eacli
other's possessions in Asia.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1906.
Senator Tillman purely lets the na
tion know what lit thinks which is
more than cart be said of some of his
As a matttr of course Congressman
Long worth .was not one of the seven
republican Jegislators who votsu
against the president's rxie bill.
A gold brick worth $200,000 has been
found under a foundation of an old
mill in New Mexico. Now look out for
the man who will be ground trying to
sell its mate at a ruinovis discount.
Ex President I-oubet of France came
of a peasant family. The new execu
tive of France is a grandson of a black-
smith and a son of a clerk. The poor
boys work to the top in the republic
Hon. A. II. Cummins, Iowa-'s distin
guished governor, who was th princi
pal speaker at the Rock Island Club'.?
Lincoln day banquet Monday tiight,
both looks and acts the part. He is an
executive of which the Ilawkeye com
monwealth should be exceedingly
proud and what is more, he is',,
theory, at ! :tsf. a pretty good democrat.
The next senator from Arkansas will
be elected by jopular vote on the com
ing 2S;h of March. That is not exactly
the law of it, but that is what the vote
In the primaries will amount to. since
democratic members of the legislature,
when it meets, will be hound to give
their votes to the candidate who re
ceives a majority of the popular votes
cast in the primaries in the state at
The newspaper fraternity in the In
dian Territory show themselves wise
in their generation by preparing to fix
a good, r.tiff scale of prices for pub
lishing that "we are authorized to an
nounce" that the Honorable So-and-So
Is a candidate for any office from coun
ty clerk up to governor or I'niied
States senator. The people of the ter
ritory have leeu out of iolitics so long
that when statehood comes every other
voter will be wanting to run for oflice.
They have a beauty doctor in New
York City who in the matter of exclu
sive ncss and high charges puts a I!
others in the shade. She has come
from London for a stay of only three
weeks, bringing letters of recommenda
tion from persons of title, including, it
is said, one from Queen Alexandra.
Her fee for a consultation is $250. but
in spite of this formidable figure she
has secured a number of patients,
though because of her short stay she
can treat them only a few minutes.
Littlefield of Maine is the champion
talker of the house. He rattles off his
words faster than an auctioneer call
ing for bids and in very much the same
manner. When interrupting another
man's speech he has a way of empha
sizing his words syllable by syllable.
and with each syllable he snaps his
head forward as if to break his own
neck. For instance: "The president's
power is soup-ream." When he said
that the other day he nearly cracked
the desk in front of him with his head
when he said "soup" and again when
he said "ream."
The day after Senator Bailey had
"lut ;t all over" Senator Patterson be
cause the latter had refused to be
bound by democratic caucus action.
Senator Carmack of Tennessee was
discussing with Senator Spooner some
of the hardest things in life men are
called upon to do. "What do you think
is the hardest thing a man could be
called upon to do?" asked Senator
Spooner. "Well." said Senator Car
mack, who was at one time editor of
a newspaper. "I think the hardest
thing any man could be called on to
do would be to report the debate of
yesterday for one of Senator Patter
New York World : The London press
takes Gen. Terauchi's remarks about
the British army very hard. Of course
It was undiplomatic for the Japanese
minister of war to announce publicly
that Japan would "urge the British
government to reform its army organ
ization." His abrupt manner of speech
also bfLi'H :lic reputation of the Jap
anese for tactfulness. But what then?
Japan has just fought a glorious war
and defeated what had been thought
to be the most formidable military
power in the world. It is only a very
Civil Service In Illinois.
St. Imis Ilepublic: An organ of
what ex-Cov. Yates calls the Cullom
Hopkins Cannon combine now rises
and tries to explain that in the republi
can state convention of June, l!Mll
Yates" strength was finally thrown to
Ifc-neen in consideration of the bargain
that if Deneen should be elected gov
ernor of Illinois he wottld retain in of
fice for two years the 2.000 persons
then holding jobs in the service of the
state through appointment by Yates.
But Mr. Yates, in his tour of south
ern Illinois, lias pointed with pride to
the fact that nearly every one of these
iteraons has been retained, as proof of
the high and meritorious cjuality of
Between these conflicting views of
republican civil service in Illinois the
gentle reader may choose for himself.
Been anil Ilepnblicans.
Congr.?s-;ni:.n J. T. Heflin of Ala
bama reevnL'.y made a notable speech
in congress which speaks for itself, as
it appears.'- in the Congressional Hec
ord. Hern it is:
"We do not want to harm any legiti
mate entei prise; but we do want, as
the president sometimes says, a square
deal.' The president is a man with
some noble impulses. He gets right oc
casionally, and he has got a good ear
for the ground. (Laughter on the dem
ocratic side). He can hear the muttcr
ings and rumblings below. lie is the
best politician in his pnrty. lie sees
the people marching and hears the
tramp of the multitude in this govern
ment and knows what it means, and
be straij;li way writes a message to
this body and he says: 'Regulate the
railroads." (Applause on the demo
icratic side .
"This gentleman from Pennsylvania
i',Mr. Sibley) has had the courage to
say. 'You .democrats are entitled to all
t.'ie credit for this movement. He is
giving us 2ack our own. We are en
titled to it. we started it, and we will
k ?ep it up. The republicans advocate
things on the5 stump that they forget
'lien elected to office.
S--s. on flowers .' I i u !i t i n vr. n usc tliHr
1 1 1 1 it i .
'.inl r-inililii-:iiis in ottiif soon row
y t laughter and appfause).
Grrek'i Wrblp of Lightning:.
Th Greeks jwcre so lnneli afraid of
lightning that lbey worshiped it. They
endeavored to avert its malignant in
liueneeby blsniug and whistling at it.
In places wbioh bad suffered by. it al
tars were erer ed and oblations made
to avert thewitiger of the gods, after
.which no one glared to touch or ap
The Motor Hnt of the. Future.
Ifsteam y.iehts -become n drug iu the
market before long noliodyrn.ee! be sur
prise inusui acb as many of them are
alreacV being voffered for wile by their
millionaire owrs at surprisingly small
prices .anil are ".being replaced by large
motor boats oPthe cruising kind, says
ltet Uaehe in Outing. Indeed uules?
all s?gus fail the typical pleasure craft
of the not. disiunUf uture will be the so
called "gasoline cruiser,"' w;hich. though
as yvt it has not reached a length of
over ninety feet, is capable of consider
able expansion. Experts believe that
lnfore the first ifiiarter of the present
century has come to an end there will
be yessels of thi kind afloat not less
than fT0 feet long and iwrhaps of even
Let the mother take
Scott's Emulsion for the
two; it never fails to
benefit them both. One
can eat for two, but nour
ishing two is a different
thing. It calls for a de
gree of internal strength
that the average woman
lacks. People of luxury
are not very strong by
habit; overworked people
are weak in some func
tions from exhaustion or
their surroundings. Scott's
Emulsion can be depend
ed upon to overcome such
conditions. It is a won
derful food for a mother
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DAILY SHORT STORY
KISSING SUSAN JONES.
Copyright, 1905. by McClure. Phillips & Co.
At the age of twelve I fell violently
in love with Susan Jones.
Susan was 110 kind of a girl. On the
contrary, her age was almost twenty
and her weight about 1"0 pouuds. Had
Susan been careless enough to sit down
on me I should have been mashed aa
liat as u shingle.
I leavens, how I loved that girl! I
lost my appetite and my sleep over it,
and the doctor who was summoned
looked at my tongue and sagely shook
his bead and said that I was goiug Into
a decline. Being older and more of her.
Susan ditlu't Lave it quite so bad, but
it was hinted throughout the school
that she was eating chalk to make her
At the beginning of winter a man
who called himself Professor Swift
came along and opened a writing and
singing school combined. Susan and I
were among bis pupils.
The seed of jealousy wan planted in
my breast. I was forced to observe
that the professor waa flirting with the
idol of my heart. As we walked home
together I charged her with it, and she
made indignant denial. I simply call
ed her fat aud told her to go to grass,
and when she sank down in a snow
drift and pretended to faint away I
walked on and left her to get frostbit
ten toes. The next night the professor
escort ed her home.
After three or four days I 1 bought
Susan showed signs of relenting and
though the professor went home witji
her from tba school I taggd along aft
er. In hopes she might speak to me.
She didn't, however, but when the
writing master left her on the doorstep
I saw him deliberately kiss her. I
1 bought she also kissed in return, and I
was so furious that the white snow
looked red to me.
Harpersville was a peaceful, quiet
village. Tramps and crime were un
known. One night a householder was
robbed of $100 In cash. The next night
the professor, who was boarding1 with
a widow, was robbed of $2o, or claimed
to have been. Then followed the rob
bery of two stores and two other
houses and, following them, that of the
The robber had entered the postofflce
by a side window and had left bis
tracks in the suow. 1 was among those
who saw these tracks, and I took notice
that the sole of one of the shoes had a
patch on it. There are people who
walk In a maimer to wear a small hole
through the ball of the sole, and this
was a case of it.
Saying notbiug of my discovery to
citizens or constable, I sought out the
cobbler, and In a careless way asked if
be had repaired a shoe in that fashion.
He had, ad for the writing master.
That eveulng. for ,1 still attended his
classes, I observed bis shoes and found
that he was wearing one with a patch
on the sole.
He had been received into the lest
families of the village, and he had of
fered a reward for the robbers, and it
would not do for me to make a mis
take. I must watch until I had better
There were no more robberies for a
week. Then I followed the professor
and Susan to her house after the close
of the classes aud again saw him kiss
her. I was quite sure this time that
she kissed in return, aud I drew In my
breath with a hiss ami vowed venge
ance of the uiobt feurful kind.
When the professor left her he went
to his lodgings, but I had a feeling that
he would reappear at a later hour. It
was not 11 cold night, and I huug
around the sti'4 ts until midnight. At
that hour I caught sight of a skulker
and followed after. I followed him to
the woolen mills aud saw him gain en- j
trance with the aid of a skeleton key.
It was the night before the weekly pay
day at the mills, and there would be
several hundred dollars iu money lu the
1'sing the utmost caution, I crept up
to the mills and through a window I
saw the marauder, whoever he was,
working away ut the safe. Then I
withdrew and made haste to the house
of the village constable.
When lie bad beeu routed out he
awoke two or three other men, and in
a few minutes we were at the mills.
The man inside had made good use of
his time. The safe opeued with a key,
and he had brought n key to fit. lie
bundled' lip the bills and thrust them
iuto his overcoat iock6t aud was leav
ing the place when we arrived.
localizing! that he was discovered, he
leaped from the platform and attempt
ed to pass me. Had he accomplished
this he might have outdistanced the
men, but as he passed I stuck out my
foot, and down he came, and before he
could rise the men were upon him.
Only then were any of us sure that it
was the professor. He had on an old
suit of clothes and a set of false whisk
ers and might have passed about the
village at any hour in the evening with
out being known.
He fought hard to get away, but
when he saw the game was up he sub
mitted and said:
"Well, I am caught and must make
the liest of It."
He, was the robber who had entered
the other places. Nearly all the plun
der was recovered, and, though some
folks felt a bit of sympathy for him, he
was sent to his trial and got a dose of
seven years from the judge. When he
came to understand that I had all to
do with his arrest he asked:
"What had I done to you, my boy,'
that you should want to hunt me
"You had kissed Susan Jones," I re
plied, and as a matter of fact I could
have urged no other reason.
- ; vl: QUAD.
CLOSING OUT SALE
D. ROY BOWLBY STOCK
A PIANO OPPORTUNITY
The Extremely Low Prices at Which
These Pianos Are Appraised and
Being Sold Makes it Possible for
Every tody to Own One.
YOU WILL COUNT YOURSELF LUCKY
If You Need an Instrument and Secure One fn
This Great Sale, the Payments Will be
Made to Suit Your Convenience.
Upright Pianos, $87, $148, $173, Etc.; Square Pianos, $10, $12
5ttU, Worth T hree 1 lmes the Money. Open Evenings,
1609 Second Avenue, Opposite Illinois
Theatre, Rock Island.
The Administrator's Sale of the D.
Roy Bowlby stock of pianos, organs,
piano players, etc., is surely the one
good opportunity of a lifetime to se
cure a fine instrument at a very small
This sale is tor the purpose of'clos
ing up the estate. Everything must
be sold. The stock was appraised and
marked to sell at the appraised prices.
It is needless to state that the prices
are very low, and, when you consider
the quality of the instruments there
is scarcely any reason for wonder at
the unprecedented rush of buyers to
attend the sale.
Cost or former prices were not ta
ken into consideration in marking
Many pianos are marked at only a
fraction of their true worth.
On others the reduction is from
$150 to $200, every dollar of which Is
saved to purchasers during this sale.
As to terms, they are made to suit
the convenience of each purchaser.
Included in this stock are such pia
nos as the Hailett & Davi. Kimball.
Hobart M. Cable, Lakeside, Winter &
Co., Whitney, Hinze and others, pianos
that have been sold to thousands of
the best people of this section, every
one of whom will gladly endorse all
the good things we say about them.
Visit the sale.
Take a Trip Down the Aisl
let us take you down the aisle of
the store for an Inspection of the
many beautiful Instruments and show
you the prices.
Here Is an ebony case upright. . It
lias had some wear, but Is in fine con
dition. Under ordinary conditions
this piano would sell for $200. The
sale tag shows that it is appraised to
sell at ?sr.
Terms $10 cash. $." per month.
On your right you, will notice a
beautiful mahogany upright, cottage
size, conaining all late improvements,
Kuaranteed in every way. The regu
lar price of this instrument was $225.
The sale price is only $127.
Terms $10 cash, $G monthly.
On your left yon will notice throe
uprights, colonial designs, walnut, ma
hogany and English oak cases. The
the.se pianos have
and ?:1Sj. The sale
closed out at
Next you will notice a handsome
apright, English oak, colonial design,
a beauty in every way. The former
price was $300. The sale tag says it
will be sold at $157.
Terms as low as' $10 cash, r.$6
And now we come to a large size
opright in French Walnut, case, rich
ly designed, beautiful in every line,
an ornament to any home. In the or
dinary way the price would be low at
$350. The sale tag tells you it can
be bought at $187.
Terms as low as $10 cash, $7 month
ly. . - . -
regular price of
been $3C". $;!7r.
tags say they wil be
$190, $207 and $218.
Terms as low as $10 cash, $7 monthly.
On the opposite side of the aisle is
a fine English oak upright, handsome
ly carved and beautiful In design. Look
at the name on the fall hoard; it is
a guarantee of its worth and high
character. The regular price of this
piano has always been $400, but the
sale tag says it is now only $23G.
Terms,' $10. cash, $7 monthry.
Next is a $42." walnut case upright,
marked to go at $2."4; a $150 French
walnut upright a.t $27S; another in
mahogany at $287;a $475 walnut up
right at $2tG; a $500 genuine rosewood
upright at 1337.
And so on through the whole stock.
Of course we are describing the store
as it looks today. Many of these pi
anos will be gone before another day.
It Is necessary that you visit the
sale at an early date as possible, as
these rare bargains are being snapped
On the secoud floor are the square
pianos and new and used organs. Per
haps one of these will answer your
purpose for a time. You can secure a
good one at $10, $12, $15, $18, $20, or
$25. And on terms of $5 cash, and $2
or $3 monthly.
Store open evenings to accommo
date those unable to call daring tho
sale. Bring the good wife and all the
children and make yourselves at home.
S. M. BOWLBY,
1609 Second avenue, opposite Illi
Do You Hesitate
to make your home comfortable, because you think the
expense connected with it will
be considerable ? If you are trying to save
money by not having the necessary home
comforts, you are doing injustice to your
self and your family.
A modern bathroom is a necessity and it
should be equipped with "Stendavd Ware.
We handle "Standard plumbing fixtures,
and will gladly quote you prices.
CWANNON & DUFF A
IU Wemt Sereateeath street.
ONLY SEVEN CENTS
no attention ts
All of the following offers are genuine bargains. Pay
what others tell you, but come and see for yourself.
wnne 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 okg. sweet
Ctie Ktc bottle of
One 10c bottle of
One 10c bottle of
One 10c bottle of
One 10c scrubbing
One 10c Alaska
One 10c lamp chim
ney One 10c lamp
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
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 probably
longer, but we reserve the right to discontinue at any time after Feb.
16, 1906. Remember, any day EXCEPT ON SATURDAYS.
Afvt 'pliour 5237, oltl . "Sl-K. 1 1 (Ml Srtrutli Ave, Hock lalnud.
New Wall Pap'
THEY ARE HERE.
TO STIMULATE WINTER BUSI
Qyp NESS WE WILL ALLOW A 20
PER CENT DISCOUNT ON
O " I ALL THE NEW PAPERS FOR
" THE NEXT 30 DAYS. THIS IS
' r L THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO
rcui uai y DO FINE W0RK AND ,T costs
n YOU 20 PER CENT LESS.
UTTCr THE NEW DECORATIONS ARE
Adeems WeJl Peeper Co.,
310-312-314 TWENTIETH STREET.-
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