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THD& AHGrTJS, MONDAY, 'NOVEMBER 9 1903.
PobUsned Dally and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, III. Entered at
e poetofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
1 per year in advance. "
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, must have
real name attached tor publication. No
sucn articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town-
hip In Rock Island county.
Monday, November 9, 1903.
Lobsters are getting1 so scarce in
the east that it is getting- to be con
sidered quite a compliment to be call
Detroit Free Press: Young Mr.
Rockefeller declares that a man is a
irood christian in nronortion as he is
a good business man; but we suspect
mat young Mr. uocKereuer win ex
perience more difficulty in getting re
bates from the recording angel than
from the railroads.
A new mayor of Geneva, X. Y., was
elected last Tuesday by one vote
12U4 to 1293. Something of this sort
happens somewhere at almost every
election. It is a phenomenon worth
the attention of the public-spirited
citizen who remarks: "Oh, well, one
vote more or less can't make any difference."
Four tin canisters containing ashes
of cremated persons, addressed from
New York to San Francisco, were sent
to the postoffice department at Wash
ington recently for classification in
order to determine postal charges.
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Maddern has decided that the ashes
of a human being- may be classed is
"merchandise," providing1 the matter
is securely packed.
Fred Bristle, who works on the Ja
cob Lievan farm, in South Dixon, Wed
nesday established a corn husking
record for that part of the county.
He started to work at 5 a. m. and
worked until 5 p. m. In that time he
husked 140 bushels and 50 pounds, the
same being weighed on the Cheney
scales. Mr. Bristle states that he will
wager he can husk 130 bushels in the
same length of time provided some
Due will take the corn awav.
John K. Kussell, the prominent
Massachusetts democrat who died a
few days ago, was a fine type of the
public-spirited citizen whose powers
are devoted to the service of his fel
low men without stipulation of re
ward. Within nine months, at the
height of his political importance, Mr.
Russell is known to have refused a
nomination as governor of Massachu
setts, the collectorship of the port of
Boston, the Spanish mission, the Ital
ian mission and the post of seeretary
of the navy. Nor did he decline these
tenders in the expectation of receiv
ings one more agreeable. It was his
deliberate determination not to take
public office. "It would chill my in
fluence with the people," be said.
The action of the navy department
in dismissing three students at An
napolis from the service of the United
States, or in other words, expelling
them from the naval academy, for
"hazing"' is an example that it would
be well for other higher institutions
of learning throughout the country to
follow. Hazing is simply an indica
tion of savagery. It is the many com
bined against the few, and yet in spite
of all the work of the authorities it
crops out and is defined by the stu
dents as an evidence of the superiori
ty of the upper classes.
A code of ethics that includes such
doctrine is demoralizing in its influ
ence, and the sooner it is abandoned
the better it will be for the country
and its institutions of learning. Henrj
T. Boltwood, a well-known educator
of this state, declares that this de
moralizing influence extends down
through all the walks of life until it
reaches the common school. Mr.
"In college life and college con
science outrages which under civil
law are punished with fine and im
prisonment and subjects the offenders
to public contempt are regarded as
matters of boasting and a false com-munitj-
sentiment shields offenders
from exposure and punishment. This
idea of special class privileges reaches
outside of the college into the lower
schools and the rowdyism, vulgarity
and theft of college men are glori
fied. A college athletie contest is
too often made the excuse for gam
bling, drunkeness and theft and open
robbery, plundering- restaurants, de
frauding merchants, interfering with
the rights of the traveling public,
breaking- up theatres and mobbing
lecturers. What others call meanness
and rascality and cowardly brutality,
college men call 'fun.' To call pilfer
ing spoons, dishes and sofa cushions
nil i u' t ' . i - v its:t, uui 11
does net change the character of the
act. The self-conscious air of pride
with which fraternity boys and girls
ignore the outside barbarians who
are often their intellectual and moral
"superiors Is bimply exasperating.! In
this direction the girls are" worse than
the boys, or perhaps the girls feel the
social slight more keenly."
; Our colleges and higher institutions
of learning should institute a reform,
and establish and enforce - rules- that
will put a stop to the outrages per
petrated by college students on each
other and on the public..
Justice Brewer on Appeals.
In the Independent, in an article of
convincing power, Justice Brewer de
fends his position upon the right- of
appeal. It will be remembered that
Justice Brewer, a few months ago,
provoked very severe criticism by
questioning in a speech the benefit to
justice of the right of appeal.
Justice Brewer calls attention to
the fact that the right of appeal is
neither a constitutional nor a nat
ural right. It is a matter purely of
statute. The state oves it to the
public and the accused to provide a
competent, impartial tribunal before
which his case may be tried. But it
does not owe it to them to provide a
second tribunal to inquire whether
the first has erred. Justice Brewer,
indeed, would provide this second
court as a matter of mercy; but he
would make it the law that this ap
pellate court itself, and not the de
feated party, should determine wheth
er or not there should be review, lie
would take away the right of the de
feated to compel review, .on a mere
certificate of probable error; the
judgment of. the trial court should
remain fixed unless the court of ap
peal believed that injustice had been
done. He would not pe.rmit the trial
court, or any judge of .merely equal
rank, or any judge who had nothing
to do with the case and would have
nothing further to do with it, to
grant a stay of proceedings and com
pel an appellate court to examine a
case which no member of that court
considered worthy of review. In ev
ery case probable injustice and not
merely technical error should be the
ground of review; substance is more
important than form; results than
It is expedient that every litigation
come to an earlv end and too much
weight is given to technical points.
There is nothing revolutionary in Jus
tice Brewer's plan, since it sufficiently
safeguards the interests of the defeat
ed, since it provides that probable in
justice shall be the ground for re
An Announcement That Contains the
I'mnl Ante-election Ilnmbae.
It is officially given out at Washing
ton that President Roosevelt and
Speaker Cannon have agreed that no
legislation is to be enacted at the com
ing sessions of congress other than Cu
ban reciprocity and the necessary ap
propriation bills and'that congress is to
adjourn at the end of April or by the
1st of May. The same report says that
the utmost frugality is to be the rulo
and that all appropriation Mils are to
be pared to the core. Xo. river and har
bor bill, no new public buildings, no
increase of salaries and no new offices
created. The word "pork" is to be ban
ished from the Republican vocabulary,
and parsimony is to. take the place of
extravagance. Such a programme has
constantly been glveai out before elec
tions, but has never yet been carried
out by a Republican administration.
The "rural rooster" who represents a
Republican constituency would under
such conditions of economy find Wash
ington a poor field for his efforts. The
lobby would be banished, and that has
not happened since the Democrats
were in power. A Republican congress
without graft would be a barren ideal
ity and is as impossible as that water
should run up a hill. In the language
of the Texan delegate to a Republican
national convention, "What are we
here for?" and the universal chorus
was. "For what there is in it, of
There is, however, a slice of "dough
to be distributed to the rank and file of
congress, which the leaders will also
assimilate, to heal the wounds of such
brutal thrift. Under the law the mem
bers of congress are allowed 20 cents a
mile going to and returning from
Washington, and the extraordinary
session that President Roosevelt has
called offers the opportunity of good
graft on the public treasury. It is pro
posed to pay each congressman mileage
for the extra session and also for the
regular session which Immediately fol
lows. Of course none of them will go
home, and if they should the passes
which are so generously distributed by
the railroads will provide transporta
tion. As some of the members are paid
over. $1,000 for mileage, the total
amount of this extra allowance will
take hundreds of thousands of dollars
out of the treasury. Republican econ
omy generally has a string to it, and
the old cry of "The old flag and an ap
propriation" may yet prevail with
these Republican patriots.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Other People's Affairs.
Rock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting- of the stock
holders of the People's Po-wer com
pany will be held at the Rock Island
office of the company, corner Seven
teenth street and First avenue, Fri
day, Nov. 27, 1903, at 3:30 p. m., for
the election of directors, and any oth
er business that may come before the
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
Mrs. M. J. Gooking, Lomax, Neb.,
writes- r. Bend you 60 cents for one
box or Kid-Ne-Oids. I cannot get
along without your medicine. I have
been taking Kld-Ne-OIds for about
four months and am improving won
derfully. I was almost dead and the
doctors told me I could not get well
without an operation, but the new;
discovery. Kid-Ne-Oids, cured me.
T. II. THOMAS, Leading Druggist
"Say, Josh, I thought you and Molly
Budd was goiu' to make a niateJi."
"Now, you justllet other people's af
fairs alone. You i won't get no thanks,
and you'll brBng trouble on yourself.
I've had experience that a-way myself.
You know I.vsry Carver? Well, she
and Molly was bosom friends. One
day Molly comej to me and tole me that
Lucy was a-gtnn' to throw herself
away on Tom iMartin, and , Molly was
grievin over it as much nslif she was
a-goin' to marry the man herself. I
asked her if she didn't know any way
to prevent the match, aud she said she
didn't, unless some gidl would entice
Tom away from Lucy... 'Well, I said,
'why don't you do it yourself She
didn't say nothin foiy awhile, then she
looked up at me kind o' . cur'us and
said she'd supposed! might object to
anything like that. , But I tole her I
wouldn't mind her Jdoiu' her friend a
good turn. All shot had to do was to
be sweet to him for awhile, end when
she'd shown Lucy how fickle he was
she could drop him. Of course, I be
in in the secret, wouldn't be a-frettin
and a-worryln' 'bout her keepin' com
pany with Tom,
"Purty soon I noticed that she had
started in. She and-Tom was together
most of the time, and Molly tole me
that all was a-goln' fust rate."
"But what's the objection to Tom?"
"Oh, he's a mis'able kind of a feller.
Hasn't nothin 'bout him 'cept good
loks. Then he's kind o wild and on
"Well, go on."
"Lucy, she got hoppin mad with
Tom and tole him Led have to stop
sparkln Molly or she'd chuck him
This didn't do no good, for by this time
Molly had him like a fly caught in
spider web. But here's where what
tole you 'bout interferiu with other
people's affairs comes in. Lucy, who'd
always been Molly's best friend, turn
ed ag'in her and wouldn t speak to
"I see. But it seems to me all there
was to do in the matter was for Molly,
bavin showed up Tom's shallow
heart, to drop him, cling to you and
explain the matter to Lucy."
"That's exactly what I tole Molly,
but she explained to me that the af
fair had got badly mixed. She said
that Lucy wouldn't believe her and. If
she did, wouldn't forgive her for what
"True; tuat a wliat was to be ex
"Things went on from bad to worse.
Molly was awful cut up because Lucy
turned her back on her, and she didn't
know what to do."
"Did she try to make a satisfactory
"I asked her 'bout that, and she said
Lucy had treated her so mean she
didn't like to go palaverin over her
when it was Lucy's business to feel
grateful to her for doin' her a favor."
"What did Tom do when Molly drop
"Molly didn't exactly drop Tom. She
said Lucy had acted so disgustin' she
didn't want to let her think she could
make her drop Tom, especially by git
tin' mad 'bout it."
"What was goin on between you and
"Oh, Tom when he passed me used
to look at me with a kind of a smirk.
as much as to say, 'I've got your gal,'
and I looked at him as much as to say.
'Guess you'll find out somethln' biine-
by.' They say men is always fightin'
Mrout women. I don't see no chance
for that so long as the women kin keep
foolln the men till the last minute,
and then there's no use of fightin. At
any rate I didn't want to fight Tom,
for I kuowed all about how Molly was
a-playin' him. But bimeby I got tired
havln him take up so much of Molly's
"You see, lots of times when I wanted
her to go ridln' with me or to take her
to a dance or anything like that she'd
say: 'Why didn't you speak about it
sooner? I list tole Tom I'd tro with
him.' But I had lots of fun at dances
when I see people look in' at me like as
if they pitied me, for they didn't know
the game we was playin'.
"Howsomever, at last I made up my
mind the thing had got to end some
time, and, kuowi'n what kind of a fix
Molly was in, I jist thought I'd do
somethin' to end it myself. I expected
Molly wouldn't like it at fust, but
when it was all over and she was out
of the scrape she'd think all the more
"How did you manage it?"
"I went to Tom and tole him that
Molly had got mixed up In other pecv
pie's affairs and she'd found it neces
sary to keep company with him awhile.
but there was nothin' in it and if he
was a sensible feller he'd drop her."
"I shouldn't a' thought he'd 'a' taken
that very well."
"He did, though. He said he was
much obleeged to me for tellin him.
It was Molly that got mad. He tole
her what I'd said, and the next time
she saw me she tole me I had no busi
ness to Interfere in the matter and I
might find some other gal, for she'd
had enough of me and my pokln' my
nose into other people's affairs."
'You expected her to be mad at
'So I did, but I didn't expect she'd
go plumb back on me for a little thing
like that. I don't see how she could
expect me to have her glvin' up all her
time to Tom forever."
'What do you mean by her coin'
plumb back on you?"
'Why, haven't you heered? She and
Tom Is a-goln to be married next
Thursday." ANTOOXY DEANE.
. i -V.: .
114-116 .West 2nd.
QT -"- him rff1
We can't stop talking
about them. Every
day we are selling B
more and more. E.v
ery day we have
women come , bacH
after looKing all over
THE LOUIS XIV COATS we
show with tiht litting and
Monday, Nov. 9.
Fun Kouring Kxeruciating Fun You
are invited to
The newest musical comedy. An un
coniparable cast. Thirty people.
SHE THE CHALLENGE HAND
PA HADE AT NOON.
Hoar the Big Orchestra at Night.
Prices: 10, 20. P0 and 50 cents.
OtRCCTION CMAMBERUN. KlNDTA COMPANV.
Friday, Nov. 13.
Liebler & Co., managers (by arrange
ment with The Century Co.)
A three-act character comedy, with
heart interest. Dramatized from
Alice Ilegan Rice's two famous
stories ".Mis. Wiggs." and "Lovely
Mary." By Anne Crawford Flexner.
Prices: ode, T.'c, $1.00 and $1.50.
prepared for sudden changes by
having your FALL SUIT ready by
getting it now. You will be able to
choose from one of the best selected
stocks in the city. Our styles are al
ways the latest, and our prices are
right. Our stock is fresh and new. We
keep no old shelf-worn goods.
Gustafson & Mayes,
Wednesday, Nov. II.
THEATHICAL EVENT OF THE
Joint Engagement of
In Wagenhals fc Kemper's Stupendous
Scenic Production of the Spec
ly Kupert Hughes and Collin Kemper,
accompanied by Norman Ilackett,
Marjraret Hourne. Wadsworth 'Harris,
Enjrel .Sumner and Thomas Collin
Six massive scenes. Clorjreous cos
tumes. Startling- electrical effects de
picting the storm-rent clouds and a
reneral war of the elements auioni?
the mountain tops. Pictorial splen
dor wedded to dramatic suspense and
Prices $1. ."(, $1. 75 and 50 cents.
Seats on sale Monday.
THE AUTOMOBILE COATS
vre show in several different
lengths. 30. 36. 42 ancl 54 inches
lonsr: Some half fitted, others
full box back.
In addition to the above
styles mentioned we show n
very large assortment of THE
NEW MILITARY COATS in all
In these popular garments we
show tuj extensive vajloty ot
styles end materials at all priced
For th woman who des't v. lsh
to adapt herself to the new ex
treme styles, ve show what
a cH the Staple Coata. like ubov
J cut, which ara worn season alttr
weapon. aiso - snort Doufcl
Brea-Sted Jackets and Blouses.
WE SHOW A VERY LARGE
AND EXTENSIVE ASSORT
MENT OF CLOTH CAPES.
eej if ive
First number on
Star Coirse Union
Co ng rg at to nal
Thursday. Nov. 12.
Single Admission, 75c and $1.
Course Tickets SI -"
One Hundred choice seats
will bo opened for single ad
mission tickets Wednesday
morning, Nov. 4. at (Quick's
Hardware Store, 'Phone new,
84(57, old, Maple
13he New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue. J
Family Groups Large Groups Best Groups
AttKe SmitK Photo Studio
.Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. and 2nd Ave.
Our newly enlarged skylight room enahles us to produce
the BEST large groups in this part of the country. Ca
pacity, eight people at a time. Bring the whole family
which is the BEST and cheapest way. Family groups on
large cards at ahout HALF the usual price.
A1l Kinds qf Photo Work at the Very
""o v ' ' r"i'fiT". 7," . "
Ci-N.fr (Cdb- g?L
When you have trouble vith
your plumbing, that's a sign the
work wasn't properly done at
When you entrust j our plumb
ing repair work or new to us,
that's a sign you'll have no trou
ble Tvith it.
You'll believe in signs after
you have tried our work.
F L O R. IDA?
Yes. I am considering it.
Well, low round trip winter
lourist rates again in elTect Oct.
15. to all tourist points in Flori
da and the south.
In connection with
Queen GX Crescent
Good connections, through
sleepers, fine equipment, best of
Better write at oncefor full
particulars - to
i" . ' .T. S. McrUI.LOl'GII,
P. A., 225 Dearborn, St.
ALLEX, A. G. P. A.,
St. Louis, Mo.
Turn Back Time la Its FH&ht."
Heal? all scalp dia- rt 1 1 H fT Q
eases, estops ucaing ll ij l a L.U
mum. il.nilmff mmmmm
yontnnu color, quantity
bottle to PHII) HAY CO., 229 Lafayette t.,
Newark, Xi. J. Largs 60c. botUea at druggists'.
X. II. Tx.Q.U AjS, Pruggist.
4S UM Li? J
llralllrnTtthfnl mW nn.ntlt. mim
Telephone 1312 West, or call at 1316 Third Avenue.
Stengel, ?5he Plumber.
irTTrirv -r -r i v a $
a I iran ,:;:,: I in a
old man and take a drink of the
"good old stufr." The common
est, mistake of those wlm do im
bibe is to be inveigled into drink
ing counterfeits. We sell the
genuine rve and bourbon whis
ky, and at no excessive price at
that. Try a- sample bottle.
Wines and cordials here, too.
RETAIL UQUOR STORE.
Market Square, eor. Seventeenth
Street and Third Avenue.
I Now Is The Time.,..
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have c large and
omplete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
, papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed, PARIDON SON.
Phones Old Union 213; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
Diamonds Going Down Itfstead of Up.
$5,000 stock of diamonds, watches, jewel ry,1rh'ing, bicycles and other
merchandise being sold at great bargains at UlEti EL'S LOAX OFFICE, 320
Twentieth street, "phone 003 brown,. .v