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THE ABGXJS, SaTUJJDAY, MAKCH 21, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, I1L (Entered at
toe postoflice as Second-class matter.)
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 1 cents per week. Weekly,
tl per year in advance.
All communications of political or argu
mentative character, political or religious,
must have real name attached tor publica
tion. No such articles will be printed over
Coi respondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Saturday, March. 21.
The man who has got Addieks
place may not be any better than
Addieks, but it's a cinch that he isn't
The health resorts over in Indiana
are not well patronized at this time
of year. The people can take mud
baths at home.
The duel fought by two Texas farm
ers in rowboats marks an epoch in the
history of the south. It is the first
duel fought on water in any southern
A Norfolk boy who died, the other
day, aged 15, had a head 33 inches- in
circumference. And he never had
Hold tickets in the box office -of a
Down in Mexico the people are
firmlv of the belief that the building
of the i-thmian canal will do more
for Mexico than it will for the United
States. Well, there is nothing like be
The hotel keepers in Switzerland
have formed- a trust, and hereafter it
is going to cost you more to "do the
Alps." Well, that should make no
difference to this country. We have
granicr scenery in this country than
one can see in Switzerland, and in ad
d'it ion we would have the patriotic
privilege of being robbed by our home
Happiness is the greatest paradox
in nature. It can grow in any soil
live under anv conditions. It defies
environment. It comes from within
It is the revelation of the depths of
the inner life as light and .heat pro
claim the miii from which-they radi
ate. Happiness consists not of hav
ing, but of being; not of possessing,
but of enjoying. It is the warm glow
of a heart at peace within itself.
army, and the American civilians
there are saitl to be getting out in
large numbers and about as fast as
they can. A San Francisco dispatch
to the -New lork Herald tells of the
arrival there of Andrew It. Wall, edi
tor of the Manila Cable News, who
sa vs :
The .Americans are leaving the isl
ands as fast as they can get away.
there now less than 6.000 Americans
in the Philippines, where two years
ago there wcTe twice that number.
The reason for this condition of af
fairs is found in the fact that the
trade of the islands, which are the
chief dependence of the Americans,
has gradually dwindled to a figure
that practically makes it of no value.
A large part of the trade was derived
from the presence of the large army
stationed on the islands, but the new
army bill has eut the army strength
in half, so that Americans have found
it hardly worth their while to re
main there. The country is illsuited
to Americans at best, and unless the
trade is-i good' enough to warrant re
maining there are not many who are
likely to stay long. The trade is de
creasing so rapidly that most of them
are in haste to leave.
The pos-t master at Keokea, island- of
Mane. Hawaii, has resigned, and the
fourth assistant postmaster general
so far has been unable to find anyone
who will take the place. The salarv
is $- a year. The retiring official.
David Kaphokoakimohkeweonah. is a
lineal descendant of the great King
Kalitapoknmikokiwcatoha. who ac
coruing to tradition, was "very fond
of missionaries" and partook of a
Not for speaking of its moral aspects-,
the industrial employment of
children is the gravest material waste.
Such trifling sums as the little toilers
produce are gained at the expense of
their mature usefulness, for it is in
the conunon finding of all investigation.-,
of the subject that hard work
too early undertaken stunts the pow
ers ami shortens the lives of the vic
tims. Child labor cuts the sapling
before it can grow, gather the fruit
before it ripens. New York World.
The Connecticut supreme court has
outdone the St. Louis judge in the in
junction business. The Trolleymen's
union at Woodbury has been enjoined
from all kind of intereferenee with
the street cars, the motorman, the
passengers even to the extent of en
joining moral suasion in influencing
passengers not to ride on the cars.
The injunction deprives the unions of
every known weapon, and yet when
strictly construed is not so severe a
blow as the St. Louis injunction which
forbade men to quit work when the
wages were unsatisfactory.
A Chronic Mayoralty Candidate.
It is just 16 years since William
McConoehie entered' city politics as
alderman from the Sixth ward, and
lie has been after the mayoralty, eith
er in the conventions of his own par
ty or before the people on every con
ceivable occasion since.
This is the seventh time he has
sought the honor. He has been may
or three times during the period al
luded to, but has more often been
cither repudiated by conventions of
the republican party or rejected at
Thus, in brief, is the political rec
ord of this chronic officeseeker, while
his public record is absolutely empty,
fo far. ns accomplishments for the
city's welfare are concerned.
A moHcans leaving Phllippinep.
The admitted poverty, distress,
starvation and death prevailing in
the Philippines as a consequence of
our war conquest is making the isl
and less attractive to the-exploiters
who have followed in the wake of the
A Future Possibility.
It is expected that May 1 will wit
ness the inauguration of one of the
bitterest labor contests of recent
years, not excepting the great coal
strike. It will be between the build
ing trades on the one hand and the
workers in structural iron on the
other, with the iron manufacturers
playing a prominent part, IJoth par
ties to the controversy are organized
and each is endeavoring to strength
en their respective organizations.
Kepresentatives of 40 manufacturers
have recently been in conference.
They represented a capital of more
than a billion dollars. This organiza
tion is to have branches in all the
large cities of the United States. If
the demand for increased wages con
tinues, work will be suspended.
A struggle of this kind, so far as
the contending parties are concerned
promises to be exceedingly bitter and
to last long. The public, as is always
the case, will b.e the sufferer, but not
to such a great extent, perhaps, as
when the thing involved in the strike
is a universal necessity, as was the
case with coal.
It has been apparent for some time
that the cost of building could not hv
further advanced without bringing
on a struggle of some kind, or a gen
eral cessation of ouilding enterprises.
Huildings are constructed primarily
for three purposes: For the purpose
of business, for homes, or for invest
ment. Huildings that are projected
for the purpose of business cannot
well be delayed. If a business con
cern has outgrown present quarters
so that the necessitv for enlarging
quarters is imperative, those inter
ested will little quibble over the price
of labor or material, for they expect
to get- immediate returns from their
increased' investment. The buikHnsr
of a home, however, mav be delayed
indefinitely. And as for building pure
ly for the purpose of In vestment, such
buildings will not be undertaken, un
less the projector feels that he can
rent his building throughout a series
of years at a remunerative rate.
It would be well if all persons in
terested in the building trades would
consider these facts carefully. . No
one blames any man for seeking to
gain the largest compensation possi
ble for his services. Hut it is not wise
for anyone to make demands of this
character that will inevitably curtail
the opportunities for labor. The
highest price that can be gained with
out curtailing enterprise, ought to be
the end sought. When unreasonable
demands are made, the danger line is
Not Much to Fear.
It is more than likely that the talk
ed-of league among European coun
tries to resist the Americun commer
cial invasion mav never amount to
the dignity of being seriously treated
There is no doubt there is a strong
feeling in portions of Europe against
the way America is threatening some
if the commercial interests.
I5ut we are told that to every poison
there is an antidote, if it could be
The antidote against any such poi
on as some of the European papers
and a few of the statesmen are talk
ing about lies in the fact that Euro
pean countries- are more jealous of
each other than they are of thi
They are watching each other as a
cat would watch a dog, and they
have good reason to do so, because
each country is seeking to get the
best of the other.
The greater protection we have in
the advocacy of the Monroe doc
trine, even, is in the fact that if it was
possible to divide up the South
American countries there would.be iw
amicable way among the European
nations for the division of the same
This in part accounts for the Anglo-
German alliance in the late Venezue
lan affair. One country was afraid
to trust the either alone over here.
J. lie impossibility of making an
agreement among themselves is what
keeps the powers from dividing up
the Turkish empire. It could not be
divided without "destroying what is
known as "the balance of power" over
' United alliance against American
industries and American commercial
activity presupposes harmony among
the powers, and that is simply an im
possibility. . ,
The condition of Europe today is
so ticklish that such a thing would
be something that could not be en
tertained for a moment.
All the news all - the time The
DAILY SHORT STORY
Brief but Stirring Courtship.
Elise Marcel was a Louisiana Creole.
Iler father and mother were pious peo
ple and insisted on Elise maintaining
the same rigorous notious that gov
erened them. She was not permitted
to dance, and she must keep all the
fast days and do penance for the
slightest infraction of church rules.
Henry Soulard, the son of a neigh
boring planter, met Elise one evening
at a party and was captivated by her
oval face, olive complexion, black eyes
and the long cable of hair reaching
nearly to her heels. He was a manly
young fellow, without anything mean
or selfish about him. He asked Elise
to dance, but she declined, explaining
that her parents forbade dancing and
if she did so and they heard of it she
would have to suffer. Henry looked
disappointed, but declared that he
would not bring trouble upon her for
a world. Whereupon Elise was seized
with a desire to suffer for his pleasure
and insisted on dancing with him.
When he found it impossible to dis
suade her, he consented, and they
danced together often during the rest
of the evening. When Elise went
home, she told her mother what she
had done. Instead of making her do
the usual penances Mine. Marcel
simply forbade her ever again to speak
n word with Henry Soulard.
The next time Henry saw Elise he
was on horseback anel Elise was ahead
of him driving her pony. A man was
riding beside her, talking to her, and it
was plain that Elise was offended, for
she answered never a word. When
Henry' drew near, he saw that the of
fender was Jean Caspard, a young
man who had lately inherited a planta
tion, on which he lived a by no means
exemplary life. As soou as Henry came
up Elise, with flashing eyes and burn
ing cheeks, told him she desired that
M. Gaspard would ride on anel leave
her alone. Henry rode up to her tor
mentor and cut him with his riding
whip, then cutting Gaspard's horse, a
high mettled beast, it shot on, carrying
the rider far away.
That afternoon a friend of Gaspard's
waited on Henry bearing a challenge.
In that day dueling was common in
the south, anil Henry could not have
declined to fight without meeting con
sequences as serious as fighting. The
next morning the two men met with
sharp pointed foils. Though Henry was
the better fencer he was so indignant
with his antagonist that he was under
cautious. He received a flesh wound
In the side. This ended the combat.
The meeting soon became common
talk in the neighborhood, but as the
people were not averse to dueling there
were no arrests. M. and Mme. Marcel
not only heard of the affair, but of its
cause. Elise, learning that Henry had
been wounded, took her pony cart and
drove to her father's plantation. She
found him lying on a wicker couch on
the veranda. Though they had seen
each other but twice before, the episode
in which Henry had defended her and
afterward riskeel his life and was
wounded on her account was quite
enough to draw them to a climax. Not
a word was spoken before Henry had
clasped her and she had wound her
arms about his neck. When they sepa
rated, they were betrothed.
It was a great shock to Mme. Marcel
when Elise drove home and told her
that she was engaged -to the man with
whom she had danced and who had
fought a duel for her.
"Mon Dieu." exclaimed the mother
"that I should have a child to love one
who has tried to kill another! Our pro
tecting saints surely will leave us a
prey to the devil. Go to your room,
wicked child, and if you ever again
meet or speak to this would be mur
derer you must leave this house and
your poor father and me that you may
not jeopardize our immortal souls."
Ellse's love and respect for her moth
er forbade her disobeying, and she
went to her room, where her meals
were sent to her for three days. Then
she was tolel to go to confession. She
promised her mother that she would
speak to no one but the priest. The
promise was sacredly kept, and when
she returned she went at once to her
room. For a week she remained day
and night there, seeing no one. her
meals brought to her. Then one morn
ing she was called down into the great
hall which served as a living room.
There stood Father Do Bleek, the par
Ish priest, and there sat her mother on
the old mahogany and haircloth sofa.
"Embrace your daughter," said the
old man kindly.
"Are you sure, father, that there will
be no contamination?"
"There is no sin to contamination
Whatever of sin there may be, if any.
would pertain to the young man. But
there is no sin in defense. Has not our
church found her defender in all gen
erations since she was planted on
earth? Are you not presumptuous to set
up your interpretations of our doc
trines." "Forgive me, father."
Elise stood over her mother and at
this point bent down and the two were
clasped in each other's arms. Whec
they looked tip the priest had with
Elise in a flutter of excitement and
Joy wrote the words, "Come wheu you
are able," and sent them to Henry. He
had been forbidden by his surgeon to
walk or drive for another week, but he
had no sooner read Ellse's note than he
ordered a horse and wagon to be got
ready anel In ten minutes was on his
way to the Marcel plantation. Elise
met him at the gate and supported him
to the house, where M. and Mme.
Marcel received him, thoush the latter
could not refrain from crossing herself
before 6he permitted him to touch ber
hand. ALICE CIIEEVEK.
Cable, March 21. Mrs. Ed Neave
and daughter, Mrs. John Russell, were
Illinois City visitors Thursday.
Frank Haddick and family left for
eoria Thursday where they formerly
lveu. I hey will move to uiue isianu
this week. Mr. lladdick is again work-
ng as fireman on the C, 11. I. & -P.
from Rock Island to Blue Island.
Theoe'.re Peterson has returned
from a business trip to the t ri-e-it ics.
Miss Sadie Doxsee, who has been
visiting in Davenport the past three
weeks, returned home Thursday ev
Mr. Newedde These biscuits are aw
Mrs. Newedde Impossible. Why, the
recipe says they are excellent. San
"Is he a good, strong horse?"
"I should say he is. Little Willie has
owned him for two weeks, and he isn't
broken yet." Chicago American.
Dangrrona Parlor Variety.
Tellit What's that? Why, confound
you. what makes you think I wouldn't
make a good match for your daughter?
Tuem Well, you Hare up too quick;
that's why! See? Cleveland Plain
Not So Dependent.
Sir. Johnslug If Ah should kiss yo
Miss Vanilla, would yo' call foh assist
Miss Vanilla 'Sistancel Do yo' think
Ah need any 'slstance to receive one
stingy little kiss? Chicago News.
"You can't Judge a man by his
"No. If you desire to make a correct
estimate of his importance get a look
at his coal bin."
The "Woman of It.
She now did Alice happen to marry
that man with one arm?
He Oh, it's that, craze., she. has for
remnants. She thought he must be' a
bargain. New York Times.
March 20. John Shaw, ct al., to
George D. Dunn, tract bv metes and
bounds, nw',4, .'::!, 18. lw. $1.
Daniel F. Cromwell to Hattie E.
Coyne, tract by metes and bounds,
nw4. 3:5, 18, le. $500.
Daniel F. Cromwell to Augusta 15.
Battles, tract by metes and bounds.
13, IS, le. $500.
Daniel F. Cromwell to G. W. Haul
ier, tract by metes and hounds. nwV.
33. IS. lw, $1,000.
Daniel C. Cromwell to G. W. Ham-
ler, lot A, 2'. 17. 4v. $'5.
Kncut Kneutson to J. E. Tappan.
lot 20, block 97. and lots 17, l'J and
20, block 170. and lot 3. block 17S. and
lot U, block I'Jl. and lot 11, block
17-, East Molinc, $2,500.
Cnlcaeo.MarchJl Following are tne open
ing, highest, lowest and closing quotations
la today's markets:
May, TJX :71;T23i :72.
July, 71; 71; t5. ; 6'. 7 .
May, 4i'4 ; ?: 4t: 41
July, 43;i; 43S; 43; 43H
OaU. May, Si': Sis,; 3:i: 33i
May. 18 20: 18.20: IK 02: 18 10s
July, 17.4'J; 17.45; 1T.20, 17.5
May, 10 17, 10 17: 9 6f: to.02
July, tf. 95. U.U5; U.80; U.80U
May, 9 9o: 9 95: 9.82: 9.82
July, 9.6'; 9.02; 9.55: 9. S5.
Rve. Mav 50'i: flax. cash. tN. W.. 1.14:
S. w. l.ls. May l.ia, timoiny, Jiarcu j.d-.
RecelDts todav: Wheat 18. corn 146, oats
2r8: hoes 8.000: cattle 100. sheep .-oo.
Hoes at Kansas uuy z.'iu, ca.ii.ic -uu
hops at Omaha. 3.500. cattle 40
Hog market opened strong and 5 to 10c
nigher nogs leu over
Anient. M.95&7.0: mixed and butcb
ers. T .1037 B.'; good heavy, I7.20a7.70: rough
Cattle market opened unchanged.
Sheep market opened unchiDgrd.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. ui.
Hoe- market iff hiirher.
Lie tit. !6.9.Ta7.50: uiixed and butchers, 17.10
R.7.65: good heavy, 7.2U47.U.; rough neavy
cattle market steauv.
Beeves Ki.7n&.s.75, covi's and heifers 1.60631
4.75. Texas steers I3.fc0&4.ou, stockers ana
leeders 2 ts.oo.
Sheep market steady to strong.
Hoe market closed a shade easier.
Liirht. f.i.va7.50: mixed and butchers. 7.io
it7.tio; good heavy, it aAt&T.co; rougu neavy
Cattle market closed steady.
, Sheep market closed steadv to strong.
Estimated receipts Monday: wueat
40, corn 1"5. eats 235. hogs 3U.000.
New York Stocks.
New Yprk. March 2i The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
So. Pacific 61V4. sugar 126. C. & A. com. 33.
caslOS1. Henna. 144. 13. & O. 91. C. R. I. A
P. com47U.C M. &St. P 171H. Manhattan 141'.
Paclflc Mail ass- Atchison com .&!?, W. U.
Tel. Co N. Y. Central 138 L. & N.
123.1.. K. T.67H. Rdg. com. til ?i, leather
com. 12?i. copper 731. Atchison ptd. U.
S. Steel ptd 87?i. U. S. Steel common 87 i.
Missouri Paci tic HO. Union Pacific common
91 v coal and iron 67 v Erie common 3t;
Wabash ptd Can Pacific 131 7i. Republic
Steel common 20. Republic Steel ptd. 7v,
M. K. & T. common 261. American Car
Foundry common 40 : C. & O. W. 2i.
New York Hank Statement.
New York, March 21. Reserves on all de
posits increased f2.156 40O; reserves on de
posits other than U S. increased 2. 107.150:
loans decreased, S1K953.000; specie decreased
l.l.V.:tO0: legals decreased. fcS58.200; dcjosits
decreased, f 10,479,000; circulation Increased
f 7 1,200.
LOCAL MARKKT CONDITION?.
n&.-y . . .jnw.v.:
Today's Onotatlons on Provisions. KJra
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, March 21. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 85c, dairy 20c.
Eggs Fresh Inc.
Live poultry Chickens 10c per pound,
hens 9c per pound, ducks 12Hc, turkeys 13c,
Vegetables Potatoes. 35c to 40c.
Cattle Kteers tt.25 to 5.5 cows and
heifers $2.00 to 14.50, calves 4.S0 to 16.50.
Hogs Mixed and butchers (6.25 to 17 55
Sheep Yearllncs or over, per cwt. I4.00to
5.00, Lambs per head (too to ta.51.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn 431115c; oats. 32c to 3Sc.
Forage Timothy hay. (11 to (13. prairie
110 to (U. baled prairie (0. baled timothy IU
Wood Hard, per load (.vooa5.50.
Coal Lumn. per bushel I3c6$l4c. mine run
13c per bushel, suck, per bushel "c.
U. J. TOHKK
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main at
I7E are show-
est and best?
that has ever
been shown in
this city, the G.
& H. Special.
Gustafson & -Mayes,
The New Clothing Store
1714 Second Avenue.
Lac dies, They Are Here
Ol'K SPKINCJ SIIOKS ARE NOW
than evi:i:. oui:
IN. MOKK STYLES
T with oni: and a half inch lolis iii:i:ls and f
F SPOOL 11KKL; ALSO ONE AND A HALF INCH AKK SIM-
4 PLY A DUEA.M. SO IF YOU A HE HUNTINC I'OK SHOES
4 r- THAT FIT. SHOES THAT AYE.YK. SHOES WITH STYLE : r
.J. AND COMFOKT, TKY OL'Ii $3 SHOES. .s.
I DOLLY BROS., Footfitters. J
307 Twentieth Street.
i 508 Brady Street, Davenport. Men's Shoes S2.50 and $3.50
WE HAVE A STANDARD
P.y which we gauijc every Lit of
plumbing1 work wc do. That
standard is excellence, and our
man3 satisfied patrons attest the
full measure of merit and adher
ence to our standard. We don't
do inferior work at any time, but
charge no more for the superior
CHANNON, PERRY CO.,
Davis Block. Thone 1143.
114 West Seventeenth St.
44444444) 44444444 444; 44444444444444444 4
! TWENTY PER CENT DISCOUNT
To open the season we have decided to make a dis
count of "0 er cent on any paper in the store for the
next two weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 4. All new
spring goods and a large assortment to select from. Call
ou us and see if we can't save you money.
PARIDON (L SON,
'Phones Old Union 213; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
I II I 1 M 1 14 1 1 4 1 H I U I I I 1 1 1HH H WfUH l M 1 I l''H 1
H. E. CASTEEL,
L. D. MUDGE,
H. D. SIMMON,
Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. SIOO.000. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Deposit
Trust Department .
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by thi3 depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
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