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Friday, March 9, 1906.
Guess we can annihilate the Moros
if we want to.' Didn't we buy 'em?
The pure food agitators insist that
the pure food bill be not adulterated.
The senate will sidetrack all else for
statehood, doubtless in order to take a
good blow at It.
President Koosevelt does not need
to go to Oklahoma to hunt wolves, lie
can find plenty of such nuisances right
Just a little more of that gun assimi
lation over in the Philippines. Six hun
dred conversions in one bunch, this
As chairman of the congressional
committee. Representative James M.
Griggs, of Georgia, will this year con
duct for the democrats one of the most
interesting elections of the decade.
This is not an off year in the democrat
ic calendar and the next house of rep
resentatives is not going to look a lit
tle bit like this one.
Louisiana wins something worth
having if it be true that the boundary
between her and Mississippi as defin
ed by the supreme court throws to the
Pelican state l.tMtii.onn acres of oyster
beds. Many epicures are convinced
that the oysters taken from the neigh
borhood of New Orleans and Mobile
are the best in the world, and the bus
iness of shipping them grows steadily.
Philadelphia Record: It is believed
in the anthracite rc-gions that the coal
railroads are eliminating the independ
ent producers by buying them out.
Seventeen millioa dollars is reported
to have been paid for coal lands with
in a short time. Senator Tillman says
the Hepburn bill must contain a strin
gent prohibition of the ownership and
control by public carriers of articles
to be shipped over their lines. But
that might not reach a railroad oper
ating wholly in one state.
Wall Street Xews: Now that it has
been decided that the officers and di
rectors of the Standard Oil company
must testify in the Missouri suit, the
whereabouts of John D. Rockefeller
become even more than ever a matter
of public interest. Have the men who
have become eager to serve legal pa
pers upon him thought of the device
of making a noise like a dividend in
his vicinity? It is suggested that if
anything would bring Mr. Rockefeller
out of hiding that would.
Now After Deneen.
Well traced rumor has it that Fred
Busse and Billy Lorimer have formed
a combination in Chicago, and that
they will make an effort to recapture
the republican organization in Cook
county. If they get it they will use
It against Gov. Deneen. and in that
event he will retire after one term in
office. When Busse was made post
master in Chicago it was told in big
lines at the top of the column that thi
was satisfactory to Gov. Deneen. That
announcement was made in the edi
torial columns of the metropolitan
press that went away from home to
get their inspiration. . However, it was
mentioned In inner circles that Deneen
was not at all satisfied with Busse and
did all he could to defeat him.
It now begins to be plain that the
governor lost a big trick in the fight
over the Chicago postoffice. Ixjrimer.
as usual, knew what he was doing, and
Jt Is found that Busse is throwing his
influence to help the blonde boss. It is
plain that the governor has a fight for
f.elf preservation on his hands.
In this the governor is badly handi
capped by reason of his support of
Richard Yates. The latter is weak in
Chicago, and you can depend on it that
Lorimer and Busse will make the most
of this in their effort to wrest the or
ganization from Deneen.
Democrats Trlnmph for the People.
The Roosevelt administration has
been rescued from chaos- by the pa
triotism of the democratic minority in
the I"n?tcd States senate. The aban
donment of the president and the re
fusal cf the republican leaders like
Aldricb. T rrs, Kean. Crane and For
aker to desert the trust masters, was
met by the democrats fearlessly, and
they proved their devotion to the cause
of the common people In a public spir
The result was that Senator Tillman
and his comrades on the democratic
side of the senate committee on inter
state commerce, rose to the dignity of
the occasion and accepted the respon
sibility of battling for a measure de
manded by the country, leaving the re;
publican millionaire senators pilloried
as mere agents of the railroad trusts.
President Roosevelt is said to be
deeply grateful to the democrats and
the three republicans who stood by
the bill, which the house has passed
and which he has set his heart upon
enacting Culloui, Dolliver, and Clapp.
The battle Is prolonged, however, for
the present status is that the whole
matter will have to be thrashed out
in the open senate, where for perhaps
many weeks there will be an exposi
tion of the ownership of the big re
publican senators by the railroads-.
When Ahlrich found that there was
no chance of having the clause per
mitting review by the courts Inserted,
he threw up the sponge, but resolved
not only to abandon the measure, but
to humiliate the chief senatorial spon
sor, Dolliver, who had from the first
represented the president. In this way
he also insulted the president.
The situation was so arranged by
him that it fell to the lot of Senator
Tillman to report the bill on the fl;or,
and Dolliver. who expected to have his
name sent down to posterity as the
siHjitsor of the bill, was ignored. Now,
Mr. Tillman, who is inimical to the
president's policy on many points, will
be the champion of the measure, and
he has gracefully expressed the hope
that the president will continue to
stand by it.
From all parts of the country conic
congratulations that the democratic
minority has remained true to its prin
ciples and its platforms, even if it has
had to support the administration. The
prestige which will acrue to the party
is immeasurable. And as the hopes of
the democracy rise, so the complete
ruin, as public men. of Aldrich. Klkins
and Kean is predicted. When the time
came to test their patriotism they de
serted. Thirty-three democrats are expected
to vote for the bill in the senate and
Dolliver. LaFollette, Culloni and Clapp
will support them. It will then need
nine more republicans to pass it. and
it is believed these will be easily forth
coming. Then the country will'see the
extraordinary spectacle of a congress
heavily republican passing a democrat
ic bill led by Senator Tillman, a south
ern democrat. And the bill will be
known as the Tillnian-IIeplnnn bill.
Of all the acts of the present con
gress, there has been none which will
rivet the attention of the country more
lastingly than this victory. It will do
more in the opinion of the big leaders
here to establish confidence in the
party than anything in the past 20
years. It was an issue between the
trusts and the people, and the demo
crats won out for the people.
The Ulrl lie Left Behind.
There is a public library in Balti
more that has a regulation by which
any member wanting a particular book
which is not "in" can by paying a
small sum secure the nct turn, and
upon the book's coming in the librarian
sends him a notification.
In this connection an attache of the
library tells of an amusing incident. A
member desired a copy of a novel en
titled "The Girl He Left Behind Him."
The Iook not being in, be made the
i-ustomary deposit and In due course
received a notification. This the mem
ber's wife received to her alarm, at
first for it read as follows:
-Mr. Blank is informed that 'The Girl
He Left Behind Ilim' is now in the li
brary and will be kept for him till
Friday morning next." Success Maga
zine. The Silver Lining;.
The situation is seldom quite as bad
as it might be. Happy is the spirit
that recognizes this truth and takes
comfort to itself in the thought of what
is spared. The Irishman whose tale of
calamity Is related In the Birmingham
(England) Tost belongs to this choice
class of fortanates.
Cassldy had Just been injured in a
'Toor b'y!" exclaimed O'Hara con
solingly. " 'Tis tough luck to have yer
hand blowed off."
"Och! Faith, It might have been
worse," replied Cassidy. "Suppose Ol'd
had me week's wages In it at the
Ask your doctor if when
he orders a patient to drink
lots of pure milk he advises
the addition of a large
quantity of whiskey. He'll
tell you "no" very emphati
cally. Yet there are people
who, when ordered to get
Scott's Emulsion, will accept
some wine, cordial or extract
of cod liver oil and think it is
the same thing or better. If
you want and need cod liver
oil in its best. Durest and
most easily digested f ormget
Scott's Emulsion. If you
want whiskey, that's another
matter, but don't look for the
SCOTT & BOWS2, 409 Pearl St.. Kew York.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Don Sancho Morenas was a rich
Mexican whose hacienda was located
but a dozen miles from the capital.
His family consisted of a son, -Pedro,
the issue of his first wife, and Concha,
the daughter of his second wife by her
first husband. After Concha's mother
died the girl lived on with her step
father. Indeed, she was his only com
fort, for his son was a wild fellow and
was little at borne. No one knew where
be spent his time, and there were many
surmises that developed into state
ments, all more or less detrimental to
him. lli.s father after one day receiv
ing n lettter from him, the contents of
which he did not make known, gave out
that Concha should be his sole heir. lie
made u will In her favor and, calling
her into his office in a wing of the
house where he transacted the busi
ness of the hacienda, gave it to her to
"But what is Pedro to doV" she ask
ed, looking up with a pair of dark
Spanish eyes full of synfpathy for her
"What do I care for himV" exclaimed
the old man, showing plainly by his
tone that he cared a great deal. "Does
he ever come here to stay with his
father? Besides, he will get killed in
Bomoderfperate tight before I die peace
ably in my bed. No, Concha, it Is to
you. who jire taking care of me in my
declining days, that my estate shall
go to 3011 who deserve It."
"Pedro Is brave," interposed the girl,
"and we know nothing against him."
"Oh. yes; most wild boys are brave,
but. what recomiHMise- is that to me?
The girl turned away At these last
words mid stum left the oflice, but not
before seeing her stepfather put the
will In a pigeonhole of his desk.
Soon after this Concha was drawn
in two different directions. Her step
father fell ill. and her mother's sister,
whom Concha loved as a mother, met
with an accident and lay at the point
of death. The old man unselfishly bade
her go where she was most needed,
and she departed, promising to return
as soon as the necessity for her ab
sence was ended. She had not leen
gone long when Pedro came home. It
was his twenty-first birthday, and he
told Ids father that lie bail l-ecome sen
sible of his neglect and had chosen the
day to begin a new life. Ills father at
first doubted his sincerlt3; but, what
ever had been his son's faults, lying
had not been one of them. The old
man took the boy to his heart and said
My son, l3 jour former action you
have forced me to disinherit you. I
have made n will leaving everything to
Concha. I shall now make another
leaving all to you, who can alone trans
mit 3our fathvr's name."
"But what will Concha do?"
Ccha has been a good girl. She
has devoted herself to me while you
have neglected me. I shall expect you
to see that she Is provided with what
uut, rather, 3011 are surely not go
ing to trust her very living to one who
bears such a character as I!"
The words were interrupted by the
old man's fainting, and when he re
vived he knew that his end was near.
Summoning his attorney, he ruadc a
new will, directing the lawyer to place
it lu his desk where it could be brought
to him in case he should wish it. But
he never again saw the instrument, for
he was taken off by heart failure that
very night. Concha was summoned,
and in a few days the old man was
laid to rest.
It was the night of the funeral. The
next day the disposition of the proper
ty would be looked into. When all was
still Pedro emerged from his room and
went stealthily to his father's oflice. A
full moon gave almost the light of day.
Just as he was about to enter from a
passageva3' he paused. Some one was
in the office. Looking through a partis
open door he saw Concha take a paper
from the desk and glide silently away.
At first he thought that she had taken
the will his father had made in his
favor, but he knew that it was in an
other part of the desk, and the shock
he suffered -from such an act on her
part was relieved. Doubtless she had
possessed herself of some paper of her
own. He waited awhile, then, hearing
no sound, entered, went to the desk,
took out a paper and lighting a match
held a corner over the flame.
"Pedro, what arc you doing?"
The words were spoken in Concha's
soft yolce as she came into the room.
The two stood face td face in the moon
light streaming through a window.
Pedro was silent.
"If you are going to burn your fa
ther's will bequeathing 3our estate to
me you may save yourself the trouble.
It is here," and she tore a paper she
held to fragments.
Pedro stood mute. "Concha," he said
at last, "my father made a will while
you were away leaving the estate to
me. I came here to burn it."
Scratchlng a match, Pedro lighted a
candle, anfl together both read the will
leaving the estate to Pedro with an in
junction to him to provide for Concha.
Then they exnmined the paper Concha
had torn, and It was the will made
long before In her favor. The look each
gave the other cannot be described by
words. An artist could scarcely por
""Why were you going to do it, Fe
dro?" "Becanse I love and have always
loved you far better than myself. And
why did you destros the other?"
She turned away to hide her face,
lie took her In his arms.
"I knew you were not what you were
ralnted," she said presently.
Chicago, March 9. Following are the
market quotations today:
May, 70, 70. 7G Vi.
July, 77, 77'i, 76, 77.
September, 77, 77, 70, 77.
May, 43 , 43. 42, 42.
July, 43, 4314. '42. 42.
September, 44, 44, 43, 43..
May, 30, 30i. 29, 29.
July, 29. 2S. 28.
September. 28 Vi. 28V,, 27
May, 15.70, 15.8't. 15.57, 15.57
July, 15.70. 15.72, 15.70, 15.57
May, 7.S0, 7.S0, 7.75, 7.75.
July, 7.90, 7.92, 7.S7, .S7.
September, 8.00, 8.02, 7.9
May, 8.25, S.25, S.20, S.20.
July, 8.27, S.30. 8.25, S.25,
Wheat, 1; corn,
140; oats, 105.
Hogs, 21.000; cattle,
Hogs left over, 14,000.
Hog market opened stronger to 5c
higher. Light C.05C20; good heavy,
fi.O0fiG.33; mixed and butchers, C.05
0.35; rough heavy G.00G.10.
Cattle market opened strong.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha. 5.000; cattle, 2,000;
hogs at Kansas City, C,000; cattle, 10,
000. U. S. Yards, 8:40 a. m. Hog market
strong to 5c higher. Light. G.05G.32;
mixed and butchers G.10Ti6.37; good
heavy 6.05fr 0.40; rough heavy G.05
Cattle market stead?. Beeves 3.90g
G.35; cows and heifers l.G0??3.75;
stockers and feeders, 2.704.75.
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed weak to 5c lower.
Light fi.00frG.27; mixed and butch
ers. 6.106.35; good heavy 0.03(9 6.35;
rough heavy 0.00 6.05.
Cattle market closed dull.
Sheep market closed dull.
New York Stocks.
New York, March 9. Gas 96. U. P.
153; U. S. Steel preferred 106, U.
S. Steel common 41, Reading 129,
Rock Island preferred G6V4, Rock Is
land common 27. O. & W.51. South
ern Pacific G7'. N. Y. Central 147.
Missouri Pacific 99, Metropolitan
116. L. & N. ,147. Smelters 157. C. F.
1 1. G5. Canadian Paciflc 171, Illinois
Central 169. Penna 139. Er
IT. C. I. 149, C & O. 57, B. R.
T. 83 Vs,
SMART SPRING STYLES
Snappy Mew Toggery For Men and Boys
RE YOU interested in the siew spring styles? If you are
you will enjoy a visit to the S. & L. We've been working
for months to prepare the splendid showing that crowds
the tables, packs the cases and over-runs the shelves at the
Better Clothes Store. For days and days we've been re
ceivinc and unpacking case after case of bright new ap
parel until now we have a feast of new things fit for a king.
So splendidly varied is our display, so rich in color and texture
are the fabrics, so smart and distinctive the nev models, so great the
measure of our value-giving that every man should hasten to make his
selection now, while the great stock is at its best.
Spring Suits, Light Overcoats,
A very extensive line of finely tailored garments mirroring the de
mands o the spring fashions.
$10 to $35
New Ideas in the Children's Parlor
We are laying special stress on the wide variety and superb quality oi
our showing of spring styles for the little fellows. No one need worry
about what to buy for the toys. A glance through the children s par
lor will speedily convince you that here may he found the very thing
for any hoy and at money saving prices.
$1.95 to $12.50
SIMON AND LANDAUER
B. & O. 110, Atchison 93. Loco
motive 70, Sugar 141, St. Paul
177. Copper I0S. Republic Steel pre
ferred 104 , Republic Steel common
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island. March 9. Following arc
the wholesale quotations In today's
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Dairy, 20c to 22c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 13c
a pound; hens, a pound. 10c; ducks,
per pound, 11c; turkeys, pe? lb., 13c
to 15c. Geese, per pound, lc.
Vegetables Potatoes, 65c.
Eggs Fresh, 15c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 4Gc47c; oats, 32c
Forage Timothy hay, $11$12;
prairie, $Sfi $ll ; clover, mixed $8$9;
HOT YOUR HEART
If you think you have heart dis
ease you are only one of a countless
number that are deceived by indi
gestion into believing the heart is
Lane's Family f
the tonic-laxative, will get your
stomach back into good condition,
and then the chances are ten to one
that you will have no more symp
toms of heart disease.
Sold by all dealers at 25c. and 50c.
Friday Evening, March 9.
A Scenic Triumph C'umplrtr, InMplrinx,
OVER NIAGARA FALLS
Entire Production Carried.
An Imperious, Rushing-, Roaring. Re
sistless Torrent of Sights. Scenes
and Sensations as Stupendous
as Majestic Niagara.
PIIICKS 25c, 35c and 50c; box, 753.
Seat sale Wednesday morning- at , !
'coc'1 a' theatre.
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4 They dont' want their friends to know; they don't want to put them
T selves under an obligation that is never quite repaid. We can makc
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Mitchell 4. Lynde Block, Room 38,
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenings,
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DlRtCTI ON CNAnBCRUN.KlMVTA CONMNV.
Sunday Evening, March 11.
Harry K. Cunvrriir nnd lnmin Veter
I'resont Intact ami Direct from
the (.Sruiwl Opera Hoiist", Clilca
Kn. tho Hi;. Fantastic Kalry
esqne, in Two Acts,
THE GINGERBREAD MAN
pook ami Lyric by Frederic Rankf-n
Author of "The Amcfr," "Tli-C'hap-iTons."
Music by A. Baldwin Sloane. Composer
of Lady I cast'i. Jac-K and the
Beanstalk." "The Mocking
With Ihr I--llivlns AI!-Mnr Ca-t
Helen Bertram. Almlra Forrest. Nel
lie I.yneh. Harriet Burt. Lillian Leon,
Bessie Franklin. Homer Lind. lua Weln
burg. Eddie Red way, Ross Know, W. J I.
Mack. J. Scott Welsh.
Special augmented orchestra of 20,
and company of K2.
I-IMCK T,0c. 75 $1, $1.50; box 8eti.
$2. Se.U sale Friday morning at 'J
o'clock at theatre. 'Phone west 224.
Wood Hard, per load, $5V50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 13c; slack
per bushel, ScJ9c.
Cattle Steers, $3$5; cows and
heifers, $2 $4: cakes, $5$7
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3.00 O $6;
Iambs. $4 C?i 6.50.
Hogs Mixed and butchers,? 5.50.?G
TO HONEST PEOPLE:
the value of keeping your credit good; j
you agree. Nothing makes for suc-
not one who has to be honest; he is J
such cases, and take as security a S
you more about it.
HOURS C a. m. to 12 mid
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except Sunday; 12 to 2 p. m.
SPECIAL TABLE D'HOTE
DINNER Sunday evening, 6 to
9 p. m. Bleuer & Hemenway
dining rooms may be
reserved for parties.
Special attention to theatre
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