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rrts AKhUHrirnTttAV, December is im3.
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Friday, December 18. 1903.
Sumo very small circumstances
Used u.- Haniia straws these da vs.
Llx-Sonator Thurston, republican, of
braska. says Koosevelt is tho man
tliat "everybody is for. but nobody
It wits bound to come. Attorney
Folk, of St. Louis, has declined an of
fer of a fabulous sum for a series of
In voiing to repeal another of (ien.
AYoodV one-man laws, the Cuban sen
ate characterizes it as indescribable
despoliat i ;ii.
The shortest people, says- the scient
ist, are the Hush men, of Africa. The
average stature of their men is but
four feet six inches. The bodies of
these human beings are covered with
thick, coarse hair, and they are con
sidered the lowest order of man.
Physically, they are almost as "short"'
and low as the . American boo.-ller is
It has lately been decided by the
I'nited states court of appeals in the
application of I. t. liurknl. now serv
ing a j-entence for larceny in Kampnrt
jail, in Alaska, for a writ of habeas
corpus, that stealing a dig in Alaska
is larceny, though no specific refer
ence is made to this animal in the
ftatute defining the offense. The
court said: "A dog is a chattel, and,
next to man. is the most important
factor in the past and present history
of the country."
A justice of the peace at ISedford.
Taylor county. Iowa, sued the editor
of the Times-Uepiiblica n of that place
for criminal libel because be utbtish
rA an item of news offensive to said
justice. The case has just been heard,
and resulted in a verdict for the odi
lor. It was .-how ii at the trial that
he was clearly within his rights as a
newspaper publisher in what lie- did
and that the .suit was entirely unwar
ranted. The editor is to congratula
ted upon the outcome if the matier.
His ii-torv should not be without ef
fect upon people who imagine them
selves aggrieved when in most cases
the press has perhaps treated them
with more consideration than they
Opposition in His Own Party.
That there is a strong undercurrent
of opposition in the republican party
to the nomination of Roosevelt for
president next year, cannot be suc
cessfully di-puted. Jt breaks out once
in awhile in a strenuous way, as for
instance, in the recent editorial of the
Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune. That
editorial, which called for the drop
ping of Koosevelt. has caused n'o little
stir in political circles. It has been
referred to before in these column,
but here it is in full:
"We call upon our leaders through
out the union to awake, to arouse
Iheinselvcs and to prepare for the
closely-contested conflict that will be
waged next year. They owe it to the
republican party to do this. They owe
it to themselves to see that no mis
take is made, no chance- taken that
v ill invite defeat.
"Surely there are men in the repul
lican party today as faithful and sin
cere as those who have, gone before.
Why are they silent in this time of
danger? 3 " Do they not know
of the steadily growing republican
anxiety as to the result of the presi
dential election and the fear of New
York and other states?
"Can they not perceive the massing
of the democratic forces for the bat
tle uii'.l the approaching union of their
discordant factions? Why 'his slug
gish supineness, this lethargic slum
ber. Why this faltering speech, these
hesitating tongues, these ominous
whispers of faint hopes of success
when Xew York state is mentioned?
Why this paralysis of independence
when some plain, blunt man wishes to
discuss a presidential nominee?
"The republican party demands a
leader who can carry New York and
secure to the party the electoral vote
of thut state."
An atl-eiiipt to break the force of
the article was made in giving curren
cy to the statement that it was writ
ten by Perry S. Heath. I5ut this is
disposed of by Ihe -following dispatch
of the editor of the lommeroial-Trib-un."
to the Washington Post:
"Perry Heath is not a stockholder
in the Commercial-Tribune. He had
abs'!t'v nothing to do directly or
ind'iei-i!, with the editorial in ques
tion, or any other editorial that has
appeared in this paper during the-last
three years. The inspiration for the
editorial came from my individual be
lief that ilr. Koosevelt cannot carry
Xew York next year, and if we lose
Xew York we may lose the presiden
cy." That the editorial should appear on
the eve of the nieeting'of the-republi-can
national committee is considered
significant, it is also significant that
Senator llanna. chairman of the com
mittee, made a speech in calling that
body to order, and while congratula
ting the republican party, failed to
mention the president's name.
Many republicans, like the editor of
the Commercial-Tribune, fear that
Roosevelt cannot win if nominated.
He has skillfully worked up a senti
ment for his nomination, but that sen
timent will not count for much at the
polls. There is a growing opposition
to Roosevelt's nomination, and if the
republican national convention was a
year off instead of six months, he
would probably be defeated for the
nomination, and he may be anyway.
The editorial in the Cincinnati pa
per means much. It evidently was in
spire!. It is too early to judge of the
effect, though it serves to show that
certain interests in the republican
party seek Roosevelt's defeat.
History sometimes repeats itself.
Similar opjxisition to President Harri
son developed at the close of his term.
It could not defeat his reuomination.
but caused his defeat at the polls.
Inconclusiveness of the Message.
Henry I.oomis Nelson, in Ronton
Herald: The president's message il
lustrates the dejected state of our
politics. A cursory examination shows
that Mr. Koosevelt has little of legis
lation to recommend and that his con
gratulations are on achievements
with which the political power has
little to do. or on achievements as to
the propriety ami character of which
there is a wide difference of opinion
sometimes, it is to be regretted, on
There is no ring of a forward move
ment in the president's utterances.
His message is that of a man whose
party is timidly on the verge of an
election which will result in a vote of
confidence or want of confidence.
Mr. Koosevelt assures us that the
great combinations upon which he
made strenuous war in the summer of
H'0:J have been adequately dealt with
by the provision which gives the pres
ident, acting through the commission
er of corporations, the right so far
as the law can do so to compel any
corporation which he may designate
to give to the commissioner any in
formation which he may see fit to
ask. anil which also gives to these fed
eral authorities the right to publish
anything which they may think desir
able for the public good. The present
commissioner is above reproach, but
it is easy to imagine one who would
make of his official opportunities
vehicles for corruption which would
put the poor little peddjers of the
postoflicc department to shame.
If Mr. Koosevelt believes that cor
porations ought to be controlled by
the federal government, he ought to
advocate the passage of a law which
would give to him and to the courts
a real power. The difficulty seems to
be that he is for control, while his
party is against it. At any rate, it is
dear from the silence on the tariff
question, and his generalities on the
subject of "publicity" a poor phrase
and a poor thing that the party lead
ers believe that nothing ought to be
done to offend the protected manufac
turers, and that the people who man
age corporations, and, indeed, all who
have a property stake in the country,
ought to be assured that no harni to
them i- contemplated, and that they
may vote in 1004 for the republican
candidates with perfect assurance of
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
I.a.t Low Rate Excursion.
Dee. 8 the C. R. I. & P. will sell
round trip homeseekers tickets to
points in Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory, also to a number of points in
Texas and Xew Mexico at the rate of
SIS for the round trip. For full in
formation call at depot or city office,
1829 Second avenue.
To Colorado and California via the Cblca
- arot Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway.
Double daily train service is now
offered from Chicago to Colorado and
to California via the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul-Union Pacific line.
Through standard and tourist sleep
ers are operated between Chicago and
San Francisco; and through standard
sleepers and reclining chair cars be
tween Chicago and Denver.
The new service to Colorado in
cludes a train that is on the road only
one night, leaving Chicago 9:45 a. m.,
reaching Denver early the next af
Descriptive folder and booklet
from any ticket agent of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway; or F.
A. Miller. General Passenger Agent,
The Southwest Limited New Train Cblca-to-KaniM
The new short line of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway has
been completed through Moline, Rock
Island, Davenport, Muscatine, Wash
ington and Ottumwa, and gives a new
and direct route between Chicago and
Kansas Cjty. The Southwest Limited,
the new electric lighted train between
these citivs makes its first trip Dec.
C. It is a handsomely equipped train,
carrying standard and compartment
sleepers, observation-library car, din
ing car, chair car and coach.
A second daily train between Chi
cago and Kansas City is also offered
via the new' route.
Additional information from any
ticket agent of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway, or F. A. Mil
ler, general passenger agent, Chicago.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Big Gun Hunting.
Copyright. 1903. by C. B. Lewis.
"It was in 1889 that I reached St.
Paul de Loando, on the African coast,"
said a sailor to nie the other day, "and
when I had been there for a couple of
weeks a British survey steamer came
In to till up her crew. She had been
surveying tip the Congo and was bound
south to the Great Fish river. The
steamer carried forty men all told and
was outfitted with two Impounders
and plenty of small arms. She had
lost live men up the Congo by fever,
and when I offered myself I was at
"We were a week working up to the
forks of the Great Orange river, and
then the fun began. The Great Fish,
for about 1H) miles above the forks. Is
about as wide as the Hudson, with a
depth of from four to seven fathoms.
There never was an hour in the day
that we couldn't see elephants, lions
or rhinoceroses along the shores.
"We had lieen steaming slowly tip
stream for about ten days before the
river narrowed to about half its for
mer width, and then we began to have
trouble with the natives. They had
no firearms, but they could hurl lances
or shoot arrows from the banks to the
steamer, and we had to be on the
dodge all the time. Our 9-pounders
were kept loaded, and now and then
when the black fellows got too daring
we sent a shell whizzing among the
thickets and scared them half to death.
"One day, when the fringe of forest
along the right bank suddenly ended
and gave place to a long stretch of
grassy plain, we came to anchor, and
three of the survey men landed to
stir up a big rhinoceros who could be
seen standing under a tree half a mile
back from the water. They were young
fellows and full of daring, and I heard
the captain caution them when they
left the steamer.
"We could see all that subsequently
took place. The old rhino had never
seen a steamer before, but he wasn't
a bit curious. If he had ever seen
hunters before he had no fear of them.
He just stood there in the shade, bows
ou to us, and didn't trouble to figure
out what might happen. The three
men separated on landing to get in
the rear of the big beast and cut off
his escape, but he wasn't thinking of
running away. He let two of the men
creep up till within range, and it seem
ed to us as if we heard the thud of
their bullets when they struck against
his thick hide. They were ounce bul
lets, driven by big charges of powder,
but they might as well have been fired
against a stone wall. The rhino gave
a start as they struck him, and then
down went his head and up went his
tail, and he charged at the man who
was creeping head on.
"The surveyors had made a mess
of the thing, and there was bound to
be a calamity. They had taken the
rhino for a noodle head, whereas he
knew his business to a dot. The man
at whom he charged iiad no cover ex
cept here and there a bush. 1 don't
know whether he should have run to
the right or left or stood still, but
what he did do was to fling down his
gun and make back for tiie river. lie
had pretty near half a mile to go. and
he was a good sprinter, but that rhino
had a full head of sail on him.
"He came on like a ship running
before a hurricane, and about ten rods
from the bank he overtook the fleeing
man and tossed him ten feet into the
air. As the lody came down he caught
it and tossed it again and then flung
it about in a way that could have left
no life in it after a few minutes.
"The other chaps pluckily ran down
and fired two bullets apiece into the
beast, but when he charged them they
made a Indt for and climbed the tree
under which he had been standing at
first. When he found them leyond
his reach the rhino began running
about in a circle, and it was then
that we cleared away one of the
9 pounders and opened tire on him. As
he was on the move the first two shells
didn't even throw dirt on him. but
the third struck him fair amidships
"Another boat was sent ashore, and
I was one of those who landed from it.
We found the surveyor dead ami with
every bone broken, and as for the
rhino he was a sight to see.
"Two nights after that and twenty
miles above we anchored in midstream
for the night. It was a bright moon
light night, and up to midnight things
passed off very quietly. Then a troop
of elephants came down to the shore to
drink. It was in my watch, and I
counted fourteen big fellows and two
kids. They were just opposite us and
not over forty rods away, but were not
at all alarmed by our presence.
"After drinking and splashing around
for awhile, two big bulls got into a
row. 1 couldn't make out the cause of
it, but they hadn't been scrapping over
two minutes when the rest of the herd
joined in, and there was a row to beat
the band. Some of the officers brought
their rifles on deck and opened fire,
and the captain ordered us to raise a
shout, but the elephants had got their
mad up and couldn't lie frightened off
by popguns. Then we were ordered to
slew a 9-pouuder around to bear on
the mob. It was loaded with a per
cussion shell, and the target was too
big to be missed at that short distance.
That shell went through one elephant
from port to start ton rd without bursl
ing. but it struck a big bone in the next
and exploded and killed two others and
wounded three. The dead ones lay
right there in the water next morning,
while the wounded ones had dragged
themselves up the bank and were lying
down. We landed to look them over,
and, finding them badly hurt, they
were put out of their misery with bul
lets from the rifles." M. QUAD.
Saturday;' Dec. 19.
t:. 1). ST A I K PRESENTS
In the Second and all New
Rig beauty chorus. handsomely
gowned; musical Al numbers;
Kichly staged. Something doing all
Prices :.. ."() and 75 cent's and $1.
We invite every lady in the city and
vicinity t attend a free demon-1 ra
57 Varieties of
Sweet and Sour
Dill Pickles. Preserves, .lams, .lollies.
Cat.-up, Tomato Chutney. Olives in
bulk or bottles. Apple Hotter, .Mince
Meat. Tomato Soup, I'aked I'.eans,
Euchred Figs. Mustard. Sauces, etc..
to be held ait our store
Saturday, Dec. 19
This denu n.-t rat ion w ill be in charge
of one of Heinz" experienced salesmen,
who will explain the merits of the
goods and give every lady a chance to
taste the goods; also a sample piece
of pie made from the best mince meat
on the market. The entire line will be
sold at l'Ol'l'LAU PKICES and full
purchase money refunded if they
don't give entire satisfaction. You
are welcome whether you buy or not.
Plea-e don't forget the date.
We have both telephone systems.
1020 Second Avenue.
CbiC2.RO. Dec 18 -Following are tbe open
itig DtKueut lowest ana closing quotatlor s
it lodiy i marcel
Dec . ? TflT,
Dec. 41 42 41U 43
av. - 43!t -W
July 4:t'; 43?,; 4.-!-;
Dec. ?r 35 S?i-9bH
Mav, 3'i : 36V 36..
Jul. Sift: 337s: d-ih : 3a H -.
Jan., 11 35 11 4.-. 11..1V 11.42
May. 11 72: 11 ; 11.72. It 80
I) -c. fi.TT 6 37 : 6 S7. 6 f
Jan . 6.3.T 6.3.i; 6 32: 6.33
Way, 6.67; 6.57, 6.f7 6 57.
Jan.. 6 07 6 07 (5.0S: fl.fS .
Way. M.27: 1..27 6.1'5 6 27.
Fve. Dec. May 56:
S. VV. 93: Dec. 93; May 98
Hax, N. W 101;
Kt-ceipt luuav. wfieai 61, corn 108 oat
74 nopa 38 ooo: cattle 4.010. sbeen 7.xj.
Hoe market opened o to 10c lower.
l.lpDt 14 1UJ4.15: mixed auu butcn
r. 4 '04 f-ft- cood heavy. 4. 1034 55 rougb
lieavy 4 HKgjt 1 5.V
CdUic marKci opened slow.
stieep market opened steady
"nloo stock vards8:40 a. ra
Ho market strong. f to 10c higher.
I.'cbl t) 0an 45: mixed ana imtcnera, 4. is
04 :.j good neavy. f 4 io$4 to; rougb heavy.
Catue market best steady.
B;tv;8 13 oo5 4 iow aud betters 1 154t
4 25 . rxai steers IJ.7;'.-I0 etockers and
leedera -1 7FCV.00
Sheep market steadv.
Hog ma'ket closed slow.
L'kiit. 14. i(;j,4 40 mixed DTd butchers H.15
t4."0 eood heavy. f4.i04.5o rough heavy.
4 1034 25
catue market closed strong,
sneep market cloned steady.
K8tlmated receipts Saturday: Wheat 45.
com 3 5. oats 80. hogs 'M txu.
Now Tnrk Ktonfc.
New York. Dec 18 Tne tollowint are the
closing quotations on tne New York stock
Sugar l23S-Gas P7S.C R. 1. & P. 2tVSoutr
ern Paclfllc 48'. B. & O. Atchison com
mon 67i, Atchison pfd. 92H. O. M. &St. P.
H2H- Manhattan Mis. copper 4, W. U.
Tel. Co. 86, U & N 106. C & A. 35. Rdg.
common 4!-i.Can.PaclHc lift . Leather com
mon ... B. H T. fO'j, Pacihc Mall U.
S. Steel pta. 56, U. s. Steel common 104.
Pena. 117J. no. Pacific 93'., Union PaclUc
78i, coal and lorn f4. Erie common StH.
Wabash ptd. 3tt Car foundry 19'. C. & U.
W. 152. Rep. Steel pfd. 39. Rep. St'el com
mon 6. New York Central IIV'4, Illinois
L(MIAl MARKET COHDITIONH.
Today's Quotations on Provisions. Live
Stock. Fel sud FneL
Rock Island, Dec. 18 Following are tbe
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery J2c23c. aairyiuc
Eggs Fresh 25c.
Live poultry Spring chickens 8c tier
pound hens 7c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoet.. 55 to 65c
Cattle Steers f 3.50 to f t 25 cows and
oelf ers 13.00 to 14.00. calves 3.oo to $5 oo
Pops Mixed and butchers S3 50 to tl-25
Sheep Yearlings or over. rer cwt. 3 0Uc
tt 0). Lambs per bead 13 00 to S5.00
Fe1 mid FneL
Grain Corn old 6l52c. new4ic: oats. 3c
Forage Timothy bay, 18 to 19.50, prairie
18 lo U. straw 15.50.
Wood Hard, per load I5.no.
Coal Lump, per bushel 14c. slack, per
P.evvare of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey mid Tstr, Foley's Kidney
Cure and llanner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit v;ill
trjv,to palm off worthless prepara
tion In place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For sale by all druggists.
That's vhat tliey say
about our shoes. It isn'
hard to find the reason
either. Our shoes are
made to sell on their mer
its. Some shoes are made
to sell, others are made to
wear. Ours are the
the kind that always
makes you come back for
another pair. As for
prices you'll always find
them consistent with the
quality of the shoe; al
170.1 Second Avenue.
HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
F L O R. I DA?
Yes. T am considering it
Well, low round trip winter
tourist rates ncrain in effect Oct.
15. to all tourist points in Flori
da and the south.
In conne tion with
Queen (Q. Crescent
Cood connections, through
sleepers, line equipment, best of
P.etter write at once for full
.1. S. Met rLLOlHMT,
N. W. 1'. A.. '2'2: Dearborn, St.
G. 15. ALl.K.V A. C. P. A.,
St. Louis. Mo.
a mk wnn
Lloyd's for Christmas Goods
8 The Kcatly Gloved Hand fi v.
i .- v,. m.ik the well-lit- nr.
Ii. O P. GLOVES.
T'i-v ars ma!i; f tlie finest fm
Trif.l kktnt.and irive that I nish-.nz
t.m Ii viii.h well-drcsied Jtpl
nm.rrci.itc. Tlicv nrc i:"d enoueJ
ir t'-.c I M rxPle 1 ' hea' cnouB "
.or t'.c ilut economical enplc.
VV-.- sell tlitm because tliey '
mori e.-iMly nnd satt- fac-
iioi Uian ny gluve e t-ux handle.
We vvill go to Lloyd's for our
(iloves. His stock is fresh from
( Mov ersv ille; the stv le and prices
Silk lined. $1.:.':.. 1..0, $1.75.
Fur lined at $:J up to $10.
l'n lined, $1 to 2...t).
Ladies golf gloves, :!0c to $1.
The man who insists on clothing that's
up to the minute in style, and that fits
and looks like high class custom work,
and yet won't tax your purse very heav
ily.Un fact, the harder you are to please
thebetter we like it,for the more closely
you examine our clothing the more
favorably will you be impressed with
its superior merits.
Men's Suits from $7.50 Up.
Men's Overcoats from $6.00 Up.
Nothing Better Shown for this Money.
Gusta"f soai & Hayes,
3- The New Clothing Store
1 1 aM C
Mufflers, the New Crown
well. S1.00 Up.
Vmi can expect to sir jusl the up-to-oate
thing in tlii line at Lloyd's.
House (towns. Suspenders. Hand
kerchiefs. Night llobes. l'ajainas. ( ra
venette Coats. Toilet Sets.
From the little bow to ihe large As
citis and the swell putt's in l'ancy
I I 1 iTX
1 t w
Kvcry man should have an I!. V W.
House Coat to fully enjoy the com
forts of home. It is not only a beau
tiful garment, but it atfords a great
deal of pleasure and convenience at a
very iittle outlay.
We have all the popular and
many Exclusive Styles.
For Christmas Gifts Go to
A c ' 3-
Ha.rper House Block
1714 Second Avenue.
Worst of It.
The buyers do. who buy their (
wines, liquors, etc., at an tin-
reliable store. To secure the J
best vintages, the primest, mcl- J
lowest whiskies you should go
to a store that deals i-i nothing
but the be.-t. We are judges of
line goods in this line, mid buy
only the choicest imported and j
domestic liquors. ti
SIMON LEWIS J
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Square, eor. Seventeenth j
Street and Third AveDU. J
IS Till: I'LACK.
In all shades and grades. See. our
'Fitte and silk-lined bags, leather
hat cases for three hats.