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THE AEGUS TUJEsDAY, FEBRUaK Y 2 1904
Pabllined Dally and Weekly at 1S4 Sec
ond avenue, Kock Island, 111. (Entered at
fie poatoffice aa second-class matter.
nv THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cenU per week. Weekly,
l per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, mut hare
real name attached tor publication. No
ucn articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every towa
attlp In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Feruar3' J. 1904
It I'.rnrlier II;nt
new paper in v i-v -i I '
relief auiong;the people of the coun
try jnit at a time when corruption
was assuming must menacing propor
tions throughout the country.
'The people believed that the law
would Le nble to cope with the cor
ruprionists. and hence ere the people
glaii of the conviction and sentence of
Is it -urpriing. then, witli the his
tory of corruption of Minneapolis in
view, and such well authenticated
stories Mill in mind, as were publish
ed relative to the shame .f Minneapo
lis, that the people should legin to
believe there is soniet hing wrong with
the machinery of justice, when an of
ficial convicted on the evidence which
ci.-nvictel Ames, is freed by the su
prtnie court? Is it a wonder that cor
rnpticn defies the courts ;ind the
Ames practically acknow ledffed hN
guilt. He fled from Minnea polis. lie
wa wretched. When drairsred back
to -Viniieiipolis his attorneys made a
hopeless fight for him. advancinif as a
Just resort the plea of "ins;i nity."
Aloe, was convicted. Kvidence of ;i
m;st s-nalioiia! 'haracier va miIh
establishes ajinitted. if was a revelation to know
he Mid nit i ! how Imi.'I and bad air! corrupt oth-
thc bir"---t trust of them
-;-r- in Illinois now realist- what
1 lie !,-;i!crs .f the republican party are
seeking ot'ire for for themselves.
The voters and the people are not
conidei ed except il be to "Work
fhelit" f ' i- their suffrage.
The lii-iix crat it- -tatc eutr;i! coin-
n i 1 1 vvi.l meet at the Shcriiuin
hu-e in Chicago tomorrow af
IM urn ii al '' o'clock In take a
'hi k at I lif po!itical situalion anil fi
Hie lime and place fr holding the
.-.tale c ii v en t'u mi. I'eoria and Spring
licld vvovH like ! have the yalher-
iuir. uei in a!! probability it
! cither one of 1 he-c cities.
The court ha- found the indict n:ent
faulty This inii-t oe accepted in a
Ifgal sense, perhaps. a justifying
Allies relea-e. but if is loo bad that a
man who ha- ci. m mil ted such a grave
offen-e against the public should be
iclensc;! on a mere technical tangle.
Tlie-e constant failures of Ihe law
to sustain itself in cases win-re offi
cials are inanife-tly corrupt an ! crim
inal, i- weakening; the potency of the
American system if law.
The courts-, the people, the legisla
tors of the fand mii-t look to this
matter. The law i being rendered
notoriously inadeiate by the manip
ulation of -the technicalit .v.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Value of Bluff.
Uepuhlican ICakeoff From Panama.
Vv'heji the inside hisiory of the seces
sion or Panama is given to the world it
will make interesting reading for those
ardent friends of the strenuous occu
pant of the White House, who. they
claim. hal no knowledge of the eon
sniraev that hatched a rebellion to or-
I iepre- .-u I a t i V I- Cooper, of Wiscon
sin. receutlv received a telegram from
the president of a dancing class ii in i
tin- woods ir Vi'oiisiu asking wheth
er the president wears a 1 urne l-dovv n
ci l.ar vvttli his evening c!otlies. "
don't know." IN-presentai ive Cooper tier when . needed. The regular corre-
vifed hack, "rind out." came back ' loiiilent at Washington of the Chicago
a telegram in replv. "for if he dues we
can't 'siippi.rt hi
A !nvv-ii in New York bv a woman
who -ick- to avoid a contract for the
paviiu-iit of s?uu f..c an edition of
.(.'reside!; I I Ji 1 ev el I " works, .-iir 1J": I
b the author, bronchi out the fact
lliat the president has received 1. -Oiiil
In ii. -iliics i. n tliis -elieiue. Thi
i he It'-i .iMiiiou I'ullctm observes.
;joc.- t-i i eiimii-1 ra i e the truth of i he
lioiuel v adage t li.lt a sucker is born
The ( oiiiiih ner: In the court that
o'isini-sed Senator iJictrich on a lech
uiealitv a mhiii man who broke into
a po-l office and stole :; pennies and
worth of stamps was sentenced to
three veat-s in the federal penitential-,
while an einplovc in the Omaha
posi office who. stole -.'.U-.".l was let off
with a line i f '.'.uoo r S-.".i less than
Ihe ji in. (.lit i t his stealings. -Anl vet
then- are ill who complain because
theic i an a ia lent growth of popu
i:i r lii-; in -I of the courts.
:iiinisiei-s of (lie porte. aftcr
havini; eeide.i that Tui ke.v should
not oe represented at the St. I.cuis
e po - t ion. v-ie in tl lien, ill In ehanire
their i;'eii-ion when the fiindni:
faels were s 1 1 1 iu i 1 1 cd : Since the es
I a bli h me ill of iliree; I ea 11 1 - Ii i i sr-v;e,-
lietwei-u New York and Turkisli
H,rt freight rale- l ave been reduced
I roin ?V.7 :; to .vf. a ton: the value of
Tuikili imports In the I niled Slates
have in, -teased from SI.lnm.iioo to s.
liooi'uu ;, ear. an i the I idled States
is Iiimim from Turke
than P'.i!tMi.tuii ;, car.
.niueis i i ii:iuos, ioa. VVisei.nsin
ant! ihe northwest are prospect intr in
the s, pthein state- more thi-- winter
than for several season. Since earl.v
iu the fall no lis. than a half ilocti
parties have organised am! made e
i iir-ioiis to Mississippi ;,,,,( Louisiana.
par::cs have started lit from
ami the adjoining town-,
spent from two to thrve
.Timlin; localities in ihe
is now a project to in-
fat-mer in a big can-
Chronii le in a special telegram on Dee.
"One of the sensational charges Sen
ator Ooruian is prepared to make here
after in that a coterie of New York
men subscribed a war fund to the
Panama revolutionists amounting to
.MMi.ittm with the understanding that
they wuii Id be rep? id tenfold from the
? m mi.ikmi I'anainu expected to receive
and the $ 4i , , which ostensibly
will be appropriated for the I-t ench
ottiiia nr. Senator iormau is sa'al lo
know the names of the men who ad
vanced this motiey.
"lie will charge in connection with
this disclosure that the fund was sub
scribed only after definite and positive
assurances were conveyed to the sub
scribers by responsiMe persons con
nected with the administration that
substantial aid would be extended to
the revolutionists and the republic of
1'nuam.i would not only be recognized
by this government, but that its inde-
lendence would be guaranteed as well.
Several Democratic senators will
charge in addition that the lobbyists
and promoters, who are expected to re
ceive a large share of the S1mnni,(mh).
have agreed to make a substantial con
tribution to the next Republican cam
paign fund. The Democratic senators'
believe the story. One of their number
said in discussing it that he had leen
informed that the amount set aside for
political purposes was $.". mo.t.
"If that is true." he said, "no wonder
ihe president's political friends are not
worrying about the hostility of Wall
nni llun-r rroa-rtt y.
fo. TT, ITS
j no PfsiT e
Hit iS IT' ,
w ecks in l ie,'
south. 'I here i
ti'li-l in Itherii
i;.ng movement in the south, t anneii
vegetnb'es ale sent to the south from
Maine a:d other far distant states,
and it is e'aime; that the same prod
uct iii.I v lie .row ii am' canned in the
south at a -z sniii. The Illinois
vcimi.i; people nave galliere.l up a
i:e;il of interesting data on this miIi- i
jeet. ;:ui lilimis farmers who own1
lai:-l worth from lou to si.-.u an acre,
arc -ci'ioiisiv ( n-iiici in the ipicstiotii
l scllinir it am! n: ! I : :i t mi.. . ).! I
You can fool part of the tiple all
the time, all of the people part of the
time, but you can't fool all the people
all the time." Johnstown (Pa.) Democrat.
:iettr Than Gold.
"I was tro'ibled for several v ca rs
with chronic indigestion and nervous
debility." writes I-. .1. Ilreen. of Lan
caster. N. II. "No remedy lielpeu me
began using I'iectric Hitters.
Law Technically" Invalid.
In Ma.v of !a-l v ca r former Mavor
nu-s. , r Minneapolis, .intra! figure
in the "shame of Minneapolis." was
convict,-,: of a t-pl inir m u-.v to pro
tect 'aw breakers mn! was sentence.!
;.i six vears in the pen i t e II t ;a r.v . The
puh'ic was hi that lin.e fami'iar with
the seai: iaio'is st;.te of affairs which
hai -h.ikeu M i n m t a m ii is to its very
foundations and caused the nation to
'Vomer at the corrupt ion which had
pu? ii-. at gr-at Minnesota city in
sir. ice. Hit criim ,.f a corrupt ring
had ti'lel the u.aga.ines an:! daily paper-,
revelations were made. People
could i,.i: ..!;. believe that men could le
so corrupt. I'linf was gi',-n that official-
had stooped to basot of design-
and crimes. So. when it became
known that Ames had leeii convicted
and sentenced, there was. a feeling of
which !id n:e more good than all the
medicines I ever ii-oil. They have
also kept my wife- in excellent health
for veal's. She f-a.v 1'lectric Hitters
are just splendid fi r female troubles;
that thev are a grand tonic and invig
orator f.ir weak, ruu-tlown women.
No either medicine can take its place
in our. family." Try it. Only .in
cent-. Satisfaction guaranteed by
Harts. A riiemev cr.
IV.ware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and F.anner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood thcutest of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For sale by all druggists.
When I was a boy. I had a great de
sire for a military education, but. as I
had not the influence needed in those
days to secure one. I went to work in
a bank. The president, a civil war vet
eran, noticing that I had military
tastes, talked to me a great deal about
his campaigns. "What a commander
needs," he said, "is resource a keen
sight to me his requirements in things
about him. I knew a general who once,
seeing a man fishing on a cotton bale,
'was struck with its buoyancy and con
ceived the idea of making a Moating
bridge of the bales."
I had been iu the bank two years
when through the failure of another
bank a run was started on ours. I was
then eighteen years old, but precocious.
When the bank had stood u two days'
run. it was evident it could not pull
through a third. The night before that
dreaded third day the directors met at
the bank. I was perched on a high
stool where I could hear them talk, but
heard no feasible plan for the morrow.
It occurred to me to try a bluff game.
I would not have dared to proiose it
to the managers and would have been
laughed at if I had. Putting on my
hat I went outside and. pushing iny
way through the crowd, gained the
street, where I hailed a cab. As I got
in I instructed the coachman to drive
off at a gallop. He did so. and we were
watched by the crowd, many of whom
knew I was an employee of the con
cern. The driver pulled up after we had
gone alHiut a mile and asked for in
structions. We were standing in front
of a coal yard, and in the oftiee was a
light. I got out of the carriage, went
to the otiiiv and found a man working
over his hooks.
"Have you any nut coalV" I asked.
"I want five sacks of nut coal." j
"All right. I'll send it in the morn-j
ing. What address?"
"I want it now."
"Now? This is no time to do busi
ness." I argued with him till he consented
to fill five gunny sacks with nut coal,
which I directed him to charge to the
president of the bank - for I had no
money and. taking three sacks into
the carriage, leaving the other two on
the Im)X with the driver. I directed him
to drive back to the bank. When I
reached it I called to a policeman, who
was there to keep the crowd in order,
asking him to guard the treasure. lie
called others, and in a few minutes
three men in uniform surrounded the
carriage. Then we lugged the five sacks
of coal into the bank. When I had
dumped the last sack on the floor I
went into the president's room, where
the meeting was still in session, and
risked him for -tl to pay the hackmnn.
He looked at me surprised and asked
where I had been, whereupon I told
him the story.
I never saw such a change in a man's
face in my life. "You little brick!" he
exclaimed, taking me by the hand.
"You may save this bank, and if you
do Drive right away again and bring
five more sacks. Here is a ten dollar
bill. Want any more? No? Well, go
ahead, and the I-ord be with you."
I found the coal office where I had
been closed and had to get a coal dealer
out of his bed for the next lot. but I
secured them and took five more bags
back to the bank, reaching it about "
o"clck iu the morning. More rtian half
the crowd had gone by this time, hav
ing had confidence restored by the first
five bags of coal. After I had got the
second lot inside, the director adjourn
ed the meeting and. led by the presi
dent, went out chatting merrily, wear
ing every apcarauce of having got in
gold enough to last a month.
The next morning the bank opened
as usual, but people who had leen
there the night before mingled with the
crowd, sprending the report that ten
sacks of gold had gone in and that the
bank was all right. Many left the line
leading to the cashier's window, and
before noon there were not a dozen
people waiting to draw their accounts.
The bank was saved.
After 3 o'clock I was sent for to go
into the president's office. Most of the
directors were there, and every man iu
turn insisted ujion shaking hands- with
me. Then the president made me the
"Young map. you were cut out for a
general, and a general you shall be;
at least, you shall have the fitting for
one. A man. or. rather, a loy. who
can stop a run on a bank with nut coal
woitid know enough in war to make
a iv treat leaving Quaker guns in posi
tion and camptiros burning. We're go
ing to get you a i-icU't's apoiut inciii to
West Point if every man of us lias t;i
leave the business 1:11 the work's actoui-
plished. You can go back lo your desk
now. and as long as von stav here
your salary is double what it has been."
The congressman of the district was
applied to in my behalf, and as he had
promised the next year'.s appointment
to another he agreed to make me alter
nate. The appointee fa'dinl on his en
trance examination, and I. who mean
while had left ihe bank and studied
hard, passed mine. I was graduated
alxtitt the middle of my class, but I had
the reputation of being one of the
"cheekiest" cadets at the "Point." Then
I fought Indians, went to "uba atid
later to the Philippine. I have played
many bluff games to fool my enemy,
most of them having been successful.
I have learned from this experience
that what my men need to enable them
to win is Confidence and what my en
emy needs to enable n to defeat him
Is the belief that I'm gointc to do it.
BEAUTY OF SKIN
PURITY OF BLOOD
Ancient and Modern Ideas on
For Purifying and Beautifying
the Skin, Scalp, Hair
Socrates called beauty a short-liYed
tyranny, Plato a privilege of nature,
Theocritus, a delightful prejudice,
Theophrastus a silent cheat, Carneades
a solitary kingdom, Homer a glorious
gift of nature, -Ovid a favor of the
gods. Aristotle affirmed that beanty
was better than all the letters of rec
ommendation in the world, and yet
none of these distinguished authorities
has left us even a hint of how beauty
Is to be perpetuated, or the ravages of
age and disease defied. Time soon
blends ;the lily and the rose into the
pallor of age, disease dots the fair face
with cutaneous disfigurations and
crimsons the Roman nose with unsight
ly Hushes, moth, if not rust, corrupts
the glory of eyes, teeth, and lips yet
beautiful. by defacing the complexion,
and fills the sensitive soul with agony.
If such be the unhappy condition of
one afflicted with slight skin blemishes,
what must be the feelings of those in
whom torturing humors have . for
years run riot, covering the ekin with
scales and sores and charging the
blood with poisonous elements to be
come a part of the system until death?
It is in the treatment of torturing,
disfiguring humors and affections of
the skin, scalp and blood, with loss of
hair, that the. Cuticura. remedies have
achieved their greatest success. Orig
inal in composition, scientifically com
pounded, absolutely pure, unchange
able in any climate, always ready, and
agreeable to the. most delicate and sen
sitive, they pre-ent to young and old
the most successful curatives of mod
Friday, Feb 5.
I'eiurn .f the big hit
Fred V.. Wright's magnificent produc
tion of the prettiest of all pas
toral plav s.
"York Stcvte Folks"
Presented lv the rigi-ia! cast: Hay
L. Kovce. .lames L.tckave. Harry
Croso-. . Kandolph Ctirrie. Kioanur
Sidmar.. Kate ,l:uks; n aid "0 others.
aie 01 seals
and si. tin.
Wednesday, Feb. 3.
SLin T. Jack's
o w s
lleadel bv MAI'.KI. 1! AZKl.Tt X.
the queen nf i c: r: cs( i ic. Pre
scit;ing two new !".
1 1 avair;: ia
" " i"
by I lea ui i
Sam T. .lack's
i i 1 11 -t rated
DlKtCTION Cl1AriaERUN,K:NTJt. COMPANY
Tuesday, Feb. 2.
iii!':it of the t'istin:
A incrica n ac 1 r.
LOW RATES TO
New Orleans, La.,
Big Four Route
Feb Ii to l.i inclusive, return limit Feb.
-. except that tickcls may be ex
tended to leave not later than March
.". I'.'Ui. Tickets wiil be sold via Chat
tanooga or Nashville with privilege
of stop-over in cither direction south
of Ohio river.
For tickets and further information
call mi or address.
A I.I.I IN F. NVH. T. P. A..
CKr!xrIes B. Ha.nford,
Miss Marie Drofnah,
in a magnificent production of ihe
great historical tragedy.
A notable cast and production under
Ihe direction of F. Lawrence Walker
li-t suspended. Carriages
$1.01) and Sl.r.O.
to: I i in- r
I .... .
jT-v -r, r
tt- ' !.ilT.-,m I c
Turns Snck Titno ia Its rj.'tfftf."
.'or 1 adieu.
Loir. Iui -Kn lis
hom auu fi-l
. -t.. i' , . . , T.' ,.- il
t ril IMJ HATfO.. 2;i f.nrnyi i M.. :.. - nrk. N.J.
LAKuJi OWiM UOTXLES AT L'iiLOlblS.
k'or sale by T. II. Thomas, druggist.
Direction Cham3erlin. Kindt. Coi-ipanv.
Thursday, Feb. 4.
y Lawrence l'usscll.
See the funny Swede Sir
See the rei'i-jtic Hood scene,
See destruction of the mill.
See country street fair.
See light in the mansion.
Piles "-'5e, o5c and oUc.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also manufacturers of Sash, Doors,
Illinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring1 of All
Single and Double Strength Window
("lass. Polished Plate. JJeve'ed
Plate and Art Olass.
311 AND 320 KIGHTEKNTII STREET,
Z Sviits Worth $12.
! $15.50 acrid $15
V The New Clothing Store
...T..'... .?..T..... JU
1714 Second Avenie.
TALK IT OVER WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR
and if she happens ) be a patron of our store, she vill soon give you
n::ny reasons for our ia-t increasing trade. We aim lo please our
atrons. not only by givvng thein priies juishcd down to the lowest
'Mich, but we also aim to give them the best quality of goods. It's
alwa.vs best to get the best, opecially when it is something lo cat.
We will be pleased with a trial order, and we sire s.ne you will be.
Look at These Prices.
Sugar, 22 lbs
9 liars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
New York gallon
Fancy Japan Tea,
3 lb. can (ireen
on the market,
Other brands as low in proportion.
Fancy Dairy Uutter,
Seeded Kaisins, 3 lbs.
2 large cakes Ivory
2 cakes Sa polio
Navel Oranges, per
3 lb. can ext ra f.incy
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup,
Remember the 'Place, fiear 7otoJificc
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. t V,- Rock Island
I Now Is The Time.... f
iu paper you rooms. We havt & larjfe assortment of
both theap and high grade papers, which we are sellinj
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force oi workmen. AJ1 kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and atisfation guaran
ted. PAR.IDON (EL SON.
Thenea Old Onion tl3; new 213. 419 Seventeenth Bt
G 0000OO00O000vXC0wOO CGXOOCX5CCOOX30GOC t
Largest ' Carpet and
IN TffE TRI-CITIES
Wo make no iillo ioast, no claims that we cannot stand hack of, or that our stock doos
not warrant. TIuj four immense floors of our laro building is tilled -with a stock of Fir
nitvire. Carpets. Rugs, Stoves, etc.. ttiat is unsurpassed, a stock from which a man who
has a few dollars to spend can make as suitable a selection as the man who lias hundreds
to invest. All we ak is to come and look. ,
Over a hundred
of rockers to se
lect from. We
have them in all
We have an elegant line of Victor Extension Ta
bles, and Dining tables at a wide range of prices.
g We takf' especial
o pride inourstock
of dining chairs
0 and dining room
O furniture. May
5 we show j'ou our
fTI m ATI
Largest, leading and lowest priced Furniture Dealers in J3he tri-cities.
1525-27-29-51 Second Avenue, R.ock Islamd, 111.