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THE -AJ1GUS, FBIDAT, FJEBRTJAItX 12. 1904.
Paolfsned Dally and 'Weekly at ISM Sec
ond arenue, Rock Island, ILL (Entered at
be poatofflce as tecond-clau matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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t per year in advance.
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character, political or religious, moat tare
real name attached tor publication. No
acn articles trill be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip In Bock Island county.
Friday, February 111. 1904.
HftlT revise your list of the com
parative -trenpth of the Japanese anil
The jil! absorbing question still is
if the tir-t -hot of the Russo-Japanese
vr wtl! jes clear a round the world.
Mexico, which owns prad iea!l v all
its own rai'roads. is decreasing freight
rale-. ( itizcns of the I'nitefl States,
vv hi iei mi T monopolist s to own railroad-,
are railed upon at regular in
tervals to pay increased freight rates.
Krr--! Thompson Set on. formerly
Ernet T!ninpson-Setoii and Ernest
Seton-Thompson. is a "happy father"
for t he fir-i time, an I he announces
his in'entir n of raising his little girl
like an Indian. Probably intends ti
make mn'ieriai for somebody to write
of "Wild Children I Have Met."
"Il's all right to have wilie at the
banquet." )-ail one of the doctors on
the committee on arrangements, "but
I floti't think we ought to have any
toast.-. It il("-n'i look jiisf right for
n physician.- luinquet." "I can't set
why we shouldn't have toasts." said
another doctor. "Well. I hatetodrink
to tinvl-olv's liealih at a banquet."
It i- -:i it : that the ,ew York (nni-
iiicic .ii .in iti iscr. now i"i year on:,
ehlltipei: it- name to the "Globe" be
ciiuse the newsboys made complaint
th'it the name- .Vow York Coinmer
cial Ad ei l iser was too long for
them tn "liol!r." They wanted .some
thing sln.it and stiapp.V. and they
bae p.iinetl th'ir point.
I:;dir Kay ner. the newly elected
senator In in Maryland, hat! a .lewi-h
father, but married a Presbyterian
wife. Me lias been described by one
l!:ill imore lawyer a- the blank pasre
tiiMuiMMi the id i and new te-taments.
iVhcn lie was running: for congress he
ii-ed to attend the Jewish synagogue,
of whii-li hi- father was president. ev
ery Saturday and then accompany his
wile to tln l'i c-i lei i;i n church Sun
day. He was never seriously inocu
lated with any particular religious
The Cures l Swearing.
The Ibitih National As-ocia 1 imi for
the Suppression of lla'l l.iingiiaire is
compiling- a dictionary of "innocuous
expletive-" an ! will sek to introduce
them Into common ne in place of
swea r-w olds. j said that when the
work is completed it will be able to
boast of such beauteous expressions
as tln-e: "tioKy." "gosh." "ree."
"clik key ." "fudge." "my eye." "tis"
Of coiiise. these are only a few sample-.
They giv e an idea of the charade:-.
i:t: the te-oiit'ces. of the book.
The w hole gamut of hiiinaii soim-'s
are available for this purpose.
All will admit that swearing is a
b.id habit. In a!! aires all philoso
pheis have condemned profanity as
ue!es. vulgar an! foolish. Logic am!
eloquence alike have proved ain in
comt.aiiiig the tendency of over
wrought human nature to vent its
feei'iiys tlin oaths. Even the
irosi i n v :e ra t e us- of otiss-w or!"
vvil! fieclv admit that llicir inc is
silly, though in the next breath he
may swear. I'.ut with this list of
"my eye." "tush" and "wow" before
Us as an alternative, we are apt to
charge attitude and regard the good,
o'.i!. r;M'nd cu-s-w in!s a dignified an !
ii t ! li-.
This ass. ciat ion's theory is er
go .'. The be-T remedy f.ir swearim
is the a-!optiiii of substitute words.
Rut the association seems to have
ovcrlt oked the fact that substitutes
may ne n.orc sinv t!ian ttie original.
i; woa! " l e impossible to invent any
forav o;" speech that is not le-s u'rar
than profanity. I'.ut we must remctii
Ivr that the pnrpo-e of seceh is to
ep.re-s c!ii:ir. not to conceal it. And
where tin-re i vulgarity of mind there
is bound to be xu'yaritv of seech.
. "Wi'W." "isi-f" and "crickey" sound
harmV - emoiirh lec:iu-e they ine?m
n.tthinir 'o is. Uut-if vie should be
come ai-cusj, nted to their common
it-e ir. cpressj ii ,f the feelings m-w
epr'--tu in ciiss-wor.U they woii'd
be ji!-t as vulvar in mir ears as the
v. -rds ti e r-p!ce.
fe.- a!!, the t'i.it iliilmrt u Ii t nli
jeetii e te prof.tidty ajp!ies slso ami
wit'i " ' f-'r. e to slait ami every
sr i ?'.tt y expletive. We fa'! into
the way rf uilli; them mi ail 4-ea-sTf"i-.
.oiiiiiii; care'e-s of clean aud
iiccnrate eNprrssion. and thus Jse
pnver ir speak calmly t;nd clearly.
Onts anc tll tt'ir sultitnt's
as the Cleveland Press says, the pau
pers of ypeeeh.
Japan Believes In the Early Bird
Embracing every advantage - that
eomes from being e)oe to the theatre
of war. the .Japs are making their
blows at .Russia effective. The little
brown men know that t.o win they
must strike swiftly as they have big
(mNIs to face. So overwhelming! v out
numbered m land, they know they
can most effectively open a way to
possihle victory by pounding the Kus-
sian fleet , to pieces. If. on the other
hand. Ku-sia should win at sea. .lapan
would have to surrender then and
there and the war would be ended
Japan would be a prisoner on her own
The preliminary skirmishes .on sea
augur well for .lapan. They prove the
claims made for her that she is swift
powerful, dashing and intelligent,
lapan is taking hold of her every ad
vantage with a swiftness that has
paralyzed Russia and startled the
lapan - strategic advantage is more
and more apparent. Ffer physical ad
vantages are marked. Man for man
the .lap is reccgni.ed by many author
ities as the more alert, more tUr(re
and a more effective fighter. Russia.
it is true, has more vessels sinil heav
ier armament at the seat of war than
lapan. which will to some extent off
set .la pan's advantage in type of ves
se ami nearness of her ba-e of war
Rut the signal advantage which .lapan
has is the location of her base of op
erations. Korea juts out into the sea
cf Japan, the southeastern point of
Korea being hut a few hundred miles
from the southern part oj the Japan
group of islands. Thus Japan i
landing like a sentinel at the mouth
of the Yellow sea. with Korea on the
north and China on the south, and mi
thus the bottle is formed wherein
Japan hopes no doubt to bottie and
de-trov the Russian fleet.
Authorities now believe the war
will not be long drawn, but that
Japan will strike with such lightning
speed tha the result vvil! be known
in a short time. Neither country ha
much nioitev on hand with which to
pn-h a protracted struggle. This
taken us an argument that the war
will he terrific, destructive and short
lived, yet war U always a puzzle which
ha ttlcs the prophet, and Usually pro
duces those things which are least
Carious ClleklBR Soanda Heard o
the Water at Miitbt.
Most seamen will tell of curious click
ing sounds hoard on calm nights at sea.
and the origin of the noise seems so al
together unaccountable that it has of
ten created some alarm among super
A distinguished natnralist made a
careful study of the sounds qd many
occasions and found that it was not a
sustained note, hut made up of a multi
tude of tiny ones, each clear and dis
tinct In itself and ranging from a high
treble down to a bass. When the ear
was applied to the gunwale of the boat
the sound grew more intense, and in
some places as the boat moved on it
could not he heard at all.
On other occasions the sounds resem
bled the tolling of liells. the hootning of
guns and the notes of an tcoliau harp.
For a long time he was unable to
trace the cause, hut at length discov
ered that the sounds were made by
shellfish, hundreds of them opening
their shells and closing them with
sharp snaps. The noise, partly muffled
by the water, sounded indescribably
weird. He was finally led to the con
clusion that as the shellfish ma,de the
sounds they probably had some mean
ing and that the clicks might possibly
he a warning of danger when the shal
low water was disturbed by the boat.
Setter Thaa Gold.
"I was troubled for several years
with chronic indigestion and nervous
debility." writes F. J. (ireen. of Lan
caster. .. II. ",o remedy helped me
until I began Using Electric F.itters,
which did me more good than all the
medicines I ever used. They have
also kept my wife in excellent health
for year. She say s Fleet ric Hitters
are just splendid for female troubles;
that they are a grand tonic and invig
orator for weak, run-down women.
No other medicine can take its place
in our family." Try it. Only 30
cents. Satisfaction guaranteed by
Hart & I'llemever.
A Car for "Erxetu
My baby had eczema so bad that its
head was a solid mass of scabs, and
its hair all came out. I tried many
remedies, but none seemed to do any
permanent good until I used DeWitfs
Witch Hael Saie. The eczema is
cured, the scabs are gone and the lit
tle one" scalp is perfectly clean and
healthy, and its hair is growing leau
tifnlly again. I cannot give too miich
praise to DeWitfs Witch Hazel Salve.
Frank Farmer. Fduff City. Ky. In
buying Witch Hazel Salve look out
for counterfeits. DeWitt's is the origi
nal and the only one containing pure
witch hazel. The name K. C. DeWitt
S- Co. is -n every box. Sold hy all
You need clean, healthy bowels just
as much as pure, wholesome food:
without either, you cannot keep well.
HoUister's Ri-ckv Mountain Tea elim
inates alt impurities. :;." cents, tea or
tablets. T. H. Thomas, pharmacist.
Mothers oau safely ffive Foley's
Unr.ey and Tar to their children for
coi.ghs and colds, for it contains no
opiates or other poi-.-ps ' 1 -'iV.! h-j a
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Millionth Chance.
(Copyright, 19CC. by T. Q. McCIure.
"There's that puppy Fielding again."
growled her father iu a low tone.
"Turn yoar eyes away. Sarah, and
don't look at him."
Miss Bradford complied by shooting
toward Fielding one of those mysteri
ous side glances which enable a wom
an, without turning her head, to com
pass wonders of vision. Then she
"You are very hard on him." she
breathed softly, careful of the nearby
clerk at the glove counter in the big
"Hard nothing." grumbled Mr. Brad
ford. "If there's any impractical ani
mal on the face of the globe it is an
inventor. Take that infernally foolish
scheme of his, for instance that spring
cushion he has invented to attach to
the bottom of elevators in case of a
fall. Now, what do you suppose the
percentage of accidents on an elevator
"How should I know?" retorted his
daughter, with a superb feminine con
tempt for statistics.
"Less than, one in a million jour
neys," said her father triumphantly If
"Just the same." returned his daugh
ter obstinately. "It must be very dis
agreeable when that millionth acci
dent does happen."
Her father walked stolidly toward
the machine in ijuestiou. Sarah trail
ing obediently after him. though her
thoughts were otherwhere, and her
eyes now vainly swept the crowd for
a glimpse of young Fielding.
"I supiose you sire not afraid to go
up?" Jeered Mr. Bradford as the two
found themselves the only occupants
of the cage as it rose to the 'fourth
"Of course I'm not." said Sarah re
sentfully. Then she added artfully,
"You talk about inventing as though
it was like well, like drinking."
"It Is as bad as drinking." said her
father solemnly, "or as the cocaine or
the poetry habit. Any one of these
will ruin a man's career. Now, Sarah,
don't he all day choosing that scarf for
This last as they stepped from the
car. Mr. Bradford was secretly afraid
of the majestic females that swept to
and fro on this special floor, their demi
trains gliding noiselessly over the deep
carpets, their eyes fronting his with
an insolent scorn that tpuite abashed
him. tyrant as he was apt to he at
"Mere man." they siKMiied to be whis
pering among themselves. Finally the
banker solaced himself by going to a
window ami looking out on the street.
Hence he did not see FleSding step
from the elevator in the next moment.
He was not aware that two heads were
bending together over the scarf, ou
which neither of the young people saw
aught of the colors.
But even the choice of a scarf cannot
last forever. It was prematurely ended
by the return of the magnate, who
turned as purple as the Persian silks
before him when he beheld the pretty
He grew more purple still when Field
ing quietly entered the car with them.
But the banker choked down his wrath
on reflecting that even inventors can
lawfully ride in any public convey
ance. Then lie snapped angrily at the
"Why are we stopping before this
blank wall, you young procrastinator?
Io you think this sort of thing is en
But the boy. a lad of sixteen, newly
on duty, went white with terror.
"Somethin's wrong up above." he
stammered. "Josh, he's been drinkin.
I knowed. though I never told. Some
thin's wrong, and the brake ain't hold
in' right. It's slippin." he ended In a
"Three floors to fall," thought Field
ing as he seized the half fainting girl
In his arms. Aloud he etied cheerily:
'Ton"t le frightened, any of you! My
cushion attachment was sold the firm
last week. If it's on"---
Aye if! How large a word! As
tlie cage shot downward at fearful
sjeed. very slightly broken by the
yielding ropes, the banker found a
wtiole century of thought compressed
Into that brief period. A voice cried
In his ear that it was a judgment on
him. the cushion would not le there.
that the cage would strike the ground
with the sound so happily denominated
by the newspajiei's sis a "sickening
.hud." He saw himself and his child
piled in a mangled hftip he to whom
iife had always seemed so substantial
Then half a dozen women waiting
!n the basement saw the failing cage
shoot downward and rise again like a
rubler ball. When it came down the
second time It T(Vted quiveringly on
the springs, while inside was an undig
nified mass, which presently astonish
ed the watchers and the component
parts of the heap hy resolving into
four badly shaken hut quite undam
The elevator boy staggered out first.
"Jee!" he stammered, holding his
head. "If I dou't get even w id Josh
for dat! I never thought we'd stop
this side of Clrinyr
Fielding followed. half carrying
Sarah, win clung to him with a de
licious ab.-mdoii which made him wish
. - . i
guru accnienis uiigni in? irequeiu. i
As to the banker, he spoke but little
uutil Fielding had ianded father and !
daughter at their hrownstone front-
Then he held ont his ha ltd.
"Inventing." he s:dd very seriously.
"is not so had a liajut as I thought.
r . . .i... t..t. .
and cocaine are infinitely worse. Come I
to see ns when you please. j
Familiar With Seven Languages
Conduct a Trial and
Chlcagr. IVb. 1 Josephine Satk.t.
I." y":rs old. who is said to he mistress
of sv'ii langtt.t-es. conducted! a trial
in Justice lioyer s court iu Kvanston
and secured a dismissal in the assault
case of Adam Krsvenski against Has
inas Yisotoski. The sril was the ouly
"attorney"' in th case and acted with
diznity and -?ii throughout the
She was the only pen-on in the room
aside from the justice and officers who
could speak a word of Hnglish. and
she was oblitit.d to act as interpreter
for both sides. Hot linguistic ability
was acquired in the public schools,
where she was thrown with the chil
dren of various rationalities.
IN THE SOCIAL REALM
The Daisy !" ur met for car.Is at
the lesidenee of B. Simmon, on
Twenty-first street. Wednesday even
ing. Miss Kiunia Diiidinger entertained
a number f friends at her home on
Seventh avenue last evening. Catv's
and dancing were indulged, an or
chestra being siationed in an alcove
in the recepticn room, lief resh men t s
Mr. and Mrs. Frank l C Id-inith.
TOT Twcnty-thirt! slreet. entertained
a party of friends last evening.
A valentfue social was piveiv at the
school last evening by the Brownies
of Brown's Business college. There
were recitations by Misses Matlison.
Sieinon and Schriver. alentines were
distributed and refreshments served.
Arthur and K.-ther Fdvall ave a
valentine party at their home. i.".l."
Eighth avenue. la-t evening.
Members an 1 a large number .f
tjnir trietios gathered jjt the rooms
of" the Noon Day Ke-t association on
Third avenue to enjoy the first in a
't'lii-s of mii'-ica's that" it is. planned
to haxe at the quarters. The pro
gram consisted of piano solos by
.Misses .Fay Warren and Marguerite
Burt: vocal number by Miss Lucy
Murphy, a reading by Miss Mabe!!e
Heath, an! selectii tis of guitar and
mandi lin by Misses Clara and Frieda
and Arthur Buss. Following the en
tertainment refreshments were serv
ed nrt'l an hour devoted' to sociability.
HURT IN A COASTING MISHAP
Fourteen Otr!aiur Coy "lift-in;' to Co"
liile vrilli a Tree aud All Are
Bat lie Creek, Mich.. Feb. 1 'J. Four
teen young people wc.v injured in a
o:'stiiig accident on Barb;.ur street
hill. The party was ou a long tobog
gan, which collided with a tree at tl".e
bottom cf the hill. Not o:ie escaped
unhurt These most seriously Injured
wert: Vera Smitii. aged ll! years, ieg
and arm broken, face licerated: Wal
ter Smith, brother, aged 1! years. ciUi
pou::d fracture of leg below hip: Cova
I tenuis, nurse ai Adventist sanatorium,
hack a I'd ankle badly sprained, head
The liili adjoins the. sanatorium and
I he prompt treatment obtained saved
tiie lives of the Smiths. All the in
fnred were Adventist young people
excep; S. A. Fuhrman. n middle-aged
man. invited to take his first coast
since boyho ,d. IIi face was badly
bruised and wrist sprained. Barbour's
hill has a long list of coasting casual
ties to its cntlit. being unusually
ILLINOIS LUMBER MEN
OBJECT TO DEKURRAQE
Chicago. Feb. IU. At a meeting of
tlie Illinois I.utiilier Dealers' associa
tion here objection was made to the
demurrage charges made by certain
railroads. The association will make
an effort to have the alleged evil
Confirmed Uj llie Henftte.
Washington. Feb. VJ. Tlie senate
has con tinned the following nomina
tions: John M. I.einlian. surveyor of
customs for the. port of Dubuque. Ia.;
William Vincent, surveyor of customs,
po.'t of I'alena. 111.
DlRXCTION CltAPISCRLIM.KtMOTa. COM PAN V.
Sunday, Feb. 14.
First time hereOnc tight only.
The record maker, theieord breaker,
i he record ho'der of all music 1
comedies. John C. Fisher's
stupendous $.)0,000 pro
Br the authors of -floraUora," with
And a company of r4. The sensa
tional chatnpagr.e dar.ee the famous
.Vote Thi- is the original produc
tion which plate! r.t the Broadway
theatre. w York-t'itt- !! last sea-
snr. a ml wa to hnt appeared at the!
Illinois he-it re Chicago.
Prices i' eejit- to ?J0. J
with Its lovely seaside resortt,
orange groves, beautiful gar
dens and quaint old mission
towns is visited every
year hy thousands of
tourists who travel
over the Union
it is the best
San Francisco from
Omaha sixteen hours
ahead of all competitors.
It is the only line running
Four Personally Conducted Ex
urs ions to Calif oi nia every week
For full information call on
W. C. NEIMYER, G. A.
193 South Clark St.,
LOW RATES TO
New Orleans, La.
Big Four Route
Feb 9 to li inclusive, return limit Feb.
20, except that tickets may he ex
tended to leave not later than March
5. l'Jltl. Tickets will be sold via Cha't
tanooga or Nashville with privilege
of stop-over in either direction south
of Ohio river.
For tickets and further information
call on or address,
AI.LKN F. NYE, T. P. A..
Acres of roves and miles of
palms that's California in mid
winter. Gather flowers and pick
oranges. Reached on a high
class train the California Lim
ited. California in less than three
days. Why endure disagreeable
weather at home?
Let me arrange a trip full of
comfort and pleasure.
H. D. MciLck. Gen. Agt.
210 r.ighteenth Street,
ROCK ISLAND, : : : ILL.
Records are kept of people moving,
arriving or leaving Davenport. Credit
reports furnished on application. Di
rectories of North and South Dakota.
Missouri. Iowa. Wisconsin, Peoria and
Chicago. IJranch of the l.ergman
(olleetion Agencv, 207-200 P.radv
SAWED BUILDING STONE, ASIILAR
AND TRIMMINGS A SPE
CIALTY. For cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with aikali. etc. Plans sent
ns for estimates will receive care
ful attention and be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Tsland on the C P.. & Q. railroad.
Trains No. 5 and 10 will stop and
let visitors off and on.
BRIDGE STONE. CORN CRIB BLOCKS
AND FOUNDATION STONE,
ANY SIZE DESIRED.
Samples of stone and photos of -buildings
can be seen at Room No.
12. Mitchell & Lynde building. Ad
dress ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager.
Rock Island or Colona. ILL
9nma Dufr Tim. it. Tta FUeht-"
H all scalp dia- O 1 1 If la Q
eases, fctup iwbirig Ii II 11 CsJ
Qul kens and rroa bair
growt a. Hrlags Dfi
joatbful color, quantity
sod tx-aotr. Not
dye. ycl fx-, post
age for FfefSvtrial
bottfc- te PBILO HAY CO.. 22 LafarHte St.
Ncwti, J. Lie Sfe. botLlc-s at uxsgzitta
K kale hj T. II. Thorna., druggist.'
4i ura." d
X Suits Worth $12,
S15.50 asnd $15
The New Clothing Store s 1714 Second Avenue.
4 4 1 A
Economy Grocery Co.
We wish to arrest .your attejitinn and we are riiiii' to accom
plish it with two most powerful weapons QUALITY ANT) PRICE.
We have only lieeii in business a short time, but we have been here
long- enough to let the people find out that we are jriviiiff the lowest
possible prices on liiirliest irrndes of fjrnceries iiml Hint we do jusl
AS ADVERTISED. If prices will convince you, look at these:
Sugar, 22 lbs
9 Bars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
3 packages :.
per package ,
3 cans ,
New York gallon
Fancy Japan Tea,
3 Il. can Clreen
Pure Catsup, 3
3 II). can Eirg
lb. pki. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cera Nut.
Best patent Four, ever. J
Fancy Dairy Butter,
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. C
for s aJC
2 large cakes Ivory C
2 cakes Sa polio 1 C
Florida sweet russet or- Cfcx
nn'ges, ilo. J t
3 lb. can extra fancy EJr
sliced Pineapples MJl
Toothpicks, 3 large IOC
Pure Maple Syrup,
quart bottle MikL
Yeast Foam, r
Shredded Cocoa nut ,
Remember the Place, fear VosloJificc
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. ho"e, 52SS: Rock Island
Less than Cost
nnr t VR?iTQ footfitters
UKJM-iMLj I JL90 307 TWENTIETH 8T
Telephone Union 721
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
203 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone North 6281
"t.iT- a lM n
Elegance in Wall Paper
Like distinction of carriage and
deportment in humans, appeals to
the artistic eye. There's a cerfain
stihtle something in papers we se
lect and which f peaks of style,
tate and superiority which jieople
of artistic taste appreciate. We
ask you to see and select wall dec
orations here at your leisure.
PARIDON (EL SON,
4VJ SEVENTEENTH STREET.
Old 'phone I'nion 213. New 'phone 2313.