THE ABGUS MONDAY, MARCH il 1904
Pabllsned Dall7 and Weekly at 19M Sec
ond avenue. Rock bund, 111. (Entered at
toe postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week. Weekly,
i per year in advance.
Xll communication of argumentative
character, political or religious, mast have
real name attached tor publication. No
ocb articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
sh p In Rock Island county.
Monday, March 14. 1904.
Democratic Convention and Prima
ries'. The democratic- voters of the city of
xKock Island will meet s-t their respec
tive wards Thursday, March 17, from
5 to p. in., for the purjjo.-e of
nominating one candidate for alder
man in each ward and selecting dele
gate to the city-township convention,
and a!.-:i two ward committeemen for
ucli precinct, and such other business
as msiy le proper to traiisuct as said
The places of holding "such primary
elect ions are designated as follows:
First ward Pysinger's barber thop,
1'onrtli avenue and Fourth street.
Second ward Xaab's building. Sev
enth avenue and Twelfth street.
Third ward County jail building.
Fourth ward Prick's livery stable.
Third avenue, between Nineteenth and
Fifth ward Hose house on Twenty
second st reet.
Sixth ward Hose house on Twenty
Seveih ward Thiesen's blacksmith
shop. Moline avenue and Forty-fourth
I n each w ard where the judges and
clerk- have not been named fhe ward
committer will see that the places are
filled under the primary system. A
ballot box and tally sheet will be nec
essary, and the committee will also
look after the same or notify the
chairman of the city committee.
The judges in the respective wards
are a- follows:
First wj:rd - -Charles Weinberger. C.
S. Smith. Ed Murphy, George Free
stone. Scroti 1 ward Ward .committee.
Thiid ward .1. G rot egut, ,f. F. Egnn.
I!y ron King.
Fourth ward- .1. W. Linn, A. Brady,
T. Murray. .1. Tobin.
Fifth ward G. I. Stauduhar, John
ii m-irii ii. .lo-eph Free.
Sixth ward -George Wright, Frank
MeeiiiiU. .1. Burk.
Seventh waul Ward committee.
The ba.-is of representation for the
(selection of delegates will be one del
egate fur each -JU votes or the major
fraction thereof cast for Bryan and
Sieveli-on in UlOO.
The i ity -township con vent ion of the
democratic party of Pock Island will
be held at Turner hall, in said city.
Saturday evening. .March 1'.'. at J
o'clock. Tor the purpose of nomina
ting candidates for the following office-:
One supervisor, three assi-tant supervisor-,
one assessor, and one col
lector. Also to elect a chairman of the city-town-hip
committee and to transact
such other business as may come be
fore the convention.
The several wards of the city are
entitled to representation in said con
vention a- follow-:
l'ir-t ward 1- delegates
Second ward 14 delegates
Third ward 1! delegates
Fourth ward 1- delegates
Fifth ward 1.1 delegates
Sixth ward 1.1 delegates
Seventh ward 1.1 delegates
.1. W. ( A YAN.UGH. Chairman.
.1. I. Sexton. Secretary.
Gavel, gavel, who's got the gavel?
Tomorrow may make or break
The Argu- declines to follow where
.lohn I.oonev lead.-.
Korea declares -he ha- no designs
licvond her own territory. The world
U not aware lhat she has any designs
even within her territory.
It i- s:iM that Chairman Knox, of
tl.e i I'tuiUlicaii county committee, i
silting up nights studying the Keed
rule-, governing his course in start
ing tomorrow's convention rifiht.
M r. Sehwalt i explaining to EuroH
the tine method he Used in breaking
lie bank at Monte Carlo. I'.ut what
1hi- country is eager to hear i- an
explanation of hi- method- in break
ing the shipbuilding trust.
Aec -riiing to the Heed rules, which
con-til ute the cn!e of parliamentary
government of all republican gathering-,
the gavel i- infallible, all pow
erful, in e-i-t ible and absolute. The
loan who gets the gavel will rule in
tomorrow's republican county con
ei:tn ;i. The Vales men have the polo;
can they keep it?
l"n ioaiiJe-iIy Jefferson ami Hamil
ton were two of the ablest statesmeu
in the contention that framed the
constitution. When the convention ig
nored the national plan and refu.-ed to
have the executive and senate elected
for life, Hamilton left the convention.
Jefferson wrote to Van Buren in
saying of Hamilton that he considered
the British constitution, with all the
corruptions of its administration, as
the must perfect model of government
which had ever been devised by the
wit of man, acknowledging, however,
that the spirit of this country was so
fundamentally republican that it
would be visionary to think of intro
ducing monarchy here. This differ
ence of cpinion between the two is
shown by what Jefferson wrote.
"All the defects in our constitu
tion, whether general or particular,
the comparison of our governments
with those of Kit rope, is like a com
parison of heaven and hell."
Democrats Did the Work.
The republican leaders in Washing
ton are taking crclit for what expos
ure of corruption has been made in
the postal department. The fact of
the matter is they have been trying
to prevent such exposure and have
fought to cover up rather than uncov
er this rascality ami fraud. The situ
ation in the past two or three weeks
has demonstrated this fact conclu-.-.i
The democratic minority in the
house an:I the democrats in Washing
ton generally have demanded that the
public be informed in iletail who have
been robbing them in the postal de
partment. The republicans fought
the eftVrts to bring about a complete
investigation, but so overwhelming
was tiie demand among the democrats
for an investigation that it is a fore
gone conclusion such an investigation
will be made and many of the rascals
will be turned out.
The rascality in the postal depart
ment i- greater than anticipated. For
tunately the crusade made by the
democrats has resulted in the ferret
ing out of much ra.-ca!ity and the
prosecution and conviction of several
of the biggest rascals.
access in Life.
President John Finley of the college
of the City of New York, estimates
that the college graduate has one
chance in -10 of succeeding ill life,"
whereas the man who hasn't been to
college has. only one chance in 10.000.
It is unfortunate that President Fin
ley has not made clear what he means
by tin-, phrase "succeeding in life."
I'ntil that foundation is definitely fix
ed, any such figures as he presents
can be nothing more than mere specu
lation. Success in life is relr.tive. says
the Cleveland Press, which proceeds
to s:m : To no two minds does it mean
the same. .To no two conditions can
it be alike applicable.
The success of the farmer, for in--tanee.
who adds to hi- lauds, rears
hi- family in righteousness and pas.-es
his days in peace and content, far
from the tormoil and triumphs of
more sw ii t ly -mov ing life, would not
seem to the lawyer, the politician or
I he city merchant to be a success at
all. The crossroads storekeeper may
be a siiccesr, in life in his own estima
tion and that of his neighborhood,
though his brother of the city, who
think- in chunk- of million,-, cannot
help looking down upon him in scorn.
There can be no material standard of
surer -s. for the reason that the out
look, the a-pirat:on and the attain
ment of any man arc his alone. No
two can occupy the same viewpoint.
No two c;ni regard success from the
same mind and heart.
The school teacher, who ever gives,
may cut a sorry figure in a biographi
cal directory be.-ide the millionaire,
who ever gets. Put in the real buildi'iii
up of the intellect and morality and
happiness of the world it is she who i
1 he giant anil he t he pigmy. The poor un
derpaid preacher whose congregation
i- small beiause he preaches religion
undefile:! may in the common esti
mate W a failure. P.ut who can fore
tell the harvest to come from the
pregnant seed thus sown in go-d
ground? Another generation may
see a mighty church arise, that some
rich man puts a generous window in
and call- his monument. Which is the
more sucres-ful life the one that
build- ;i great window or the one that
stimulates the spirit which makes a
Pos-ildy nine-tenths of us have no
other serious purpose in life than to
get the best living we can. We are
absorbed in our own little affairs
our wants and enjoyments, ailments
and case, jealousies and envies and
hatreds and love. The greater the
degree to which we satisfy our wants
and triumphs over our enemies the
greater our success we think.
Put to gratify oirr wants is only to
create new ones. Human longing i
iikc a sea the more we pour into it
the more it spread-. The millionaire
long- for more as eagerly as does the
poor man. Content decs not lie in the
direction of acquNit ion or indulgence.
Success in life consists in fitting one
self to one's environment, and one
thing more elevating the environ
ment. Whether college education
helps op hinders depends upon the
man and the environment. Higher
education would not help a digger of
ditches or a mere jrruhWr after mon
ey. Put it i- indi-pensable to men
v. ho-e interests and pursuits extend
bey ( n.l themselves. If education were
always what it ought to le character
development it would make every
man more suece-sful in life. Put. un
fortunately, it i- not alwnvs that.
Work I or Overtime.
Eight hour laws are ignored by
tho-e tireless. little workers Ir
King's New Life Pills. Millions arc
always at work, night and day, cur
ing indigestion, hiliiou-ncss. constipa
tion, sick headache and all stomach,
liver and liowel troubles. J-'asy. pleas
ant, safe. sure. Only 'r. at Ilartz &
LT.emeyer's drur store.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Mysterious Messenger.
PeTple not In the army are apt to
fancy that the families of soldiers are
always prepared for those partings con
aeiiueut upon the breaking out of war.
This is not so. When an army woman
is obliged to part with a husband, a
son or both, knowing that there are
many chances that they will not re
tarn to her. she suffers accordingly.
Wlieii the war with the Modoc In
dians broke out In the early seventies
Captain Winterton left his bride at a
frontier post and inarched with bis
command to the lava beds. There he
fought- while the wife worried and
fretted till the close of the struggle.
One day she was sitting in the living
room of her quarters endeavoring to
divert her mind by reading or sewing
from the dangers to -which he'waa ex
Ioscd, when there came u tap at the
door, and a young soldier a mere boy
of eighteen entered and held out to
her a letter, on which she saw' at a
glance the superscription in her hus
band's handwriting. The young sol
dier was very pale, and she noticed
that though the weather was fine his
clothes were soaked with water. But
she was too eager to read the message
to dwell upon this, and, seizing it, she
carried It to an open window for a
better light to read It. It. too. was
soaked w ith water, and the lines were
badly blurred. She managed to make
out that the war was over, and Captain
"Winterton would soon return to her,
though since he must accompany his
command it would yet bo a few days.
Thou she turned to the young soldier.
He was gone. The sudden vanishment
so startled her that she dropped the
letter on the window sill.
Astonished that she had not heard
his step, she stepped into the hall,
which was not carpeted and would
fcurel3- resound under any tread, espe
cially that of a booted soldier. She ran
to the front door, execting to see LIui
walking across fhe "parade" to the sol
diers' quarters, but no one except the
sentries and a few loungers appeared.
Starting back into the room, she went
to the window- to reread the letter,
when she noticed that it was not there.
The apartments were not far above the
ground, and she looked out, expecting
that it had blown out of the window
and was lying below. She did not see
it and went outside to look for it, but
She was frightened. She dreaded
lest this strange message from her hus
band, coining in such uncauny fashion,
was a prelude to bad news. She sent
a request for the officer in command
of the iost to visit her, and when he
came she told him the story. He de
clared that to his knowledge no mes
senger had come from the lava beds,
but he would make sure by inquiry of
the officer of the day. That officer re
plied that no such messenger had been
seen at the post.
In the evening the post surgeon call
ed on Mrs. Winterton at the command
ant's suggestion, ostensibly to ask for
news from her husband, but really to
see if she was not overwrought by anx
iety, lie found her pale and nervous,
but could detect nothing further. It
was the opinion of the officers and their
families that the mysterious courier
and the letter were the creation of Mrs.
Winterton's brain. No one except her
self had seen either courier or letter.
The soldier could not have got into the
post without having leen seen by the
sentry at the gate aud the ouc pacing
before the officers' quarters.
The "police" squad, whose duty it
was to pick up every bit of paper that
littered the inclosure, was instructed to
look out for the letter, but they never
produced It. Mrs. Winterton's nervous
ness increased to hysteria, and word
was sent to her husband to return as
soon as possible. Lie obtained leave
to do so and at ouee set out for the
fort. The commandant met him before
he saw his wife and told him of the
vision, or whatever it might be. that
had visited Mrs. Winterton.
Winterton stood aghast. It was some
time lofore he could reply to inquiries
as to his astonishment, but at last he
Tbey say the dead cannot visit us.
I have just had evidence that they can.
Young Harding, the messenger, was as
devoted to me as ever was soldier to
his commander. He was the son of a
banker in the east, and. being ambi
tious to be a soldier, he enlisted and
would have now been promoted. He
was a pet of mine, and twice during
this war I saved his life, once by crawl
ing out to him beyond our tiring line,
where he had been left after a retreat
and could not raise bis Load without
getting a bullet through it; again by
forcing him to the ground a moment
before a storm of bullets was sent over
our works. As soon as hostilities had
ceased I chose him to take the news to
my wife. On my way here I learned
that be was pursued by Indians who
had not given np the struggle and was
drowned attempting to swim his horse
across a river."
It was decided not to encourage Mrs.
Winterton in the belief that she had
been visited by the dead. By the sur
geon's advice, her husband feigned to
be ignorant of the messenger and told
her that it had been reported to him
that she had been ill and. about the
time of young Harding's supposed ar
rival, on the borders of delirium. Mrs.
Winterton. however, could cot be de
ceived, and after a time, when she was
In a better physical condition, her hus
band admitted the facts. The admis
sion did not alter her feelings in the
matter. Ever since the mysterious
visit she has had a habit of waking in
the early morning and seeing again in
fancy the dripping boy standing be
fore her holding out to her the water
GEORGE C. PARKER.
to Oklahoma and
r India.n Territory
one way and $23 round trip,
from Chicago, cheaper still from
Kaiisns Citv .
MAPCH 1 and 13.
To Texas. $ll..0 one way. $23
round trip. To Pecos Valley.
$1.1.13 one way. $;: round trip;
Kl Paso. Tex.. $r,G.50 round trip.
Cut out this udv-t. mail it with
your address to 11. I). Mack. Agt.
A.. T. A- S. F. By.. Pock Island,
and you will receive full par
ticulars about this unusual
chance to visit the great south
west. TODAY'S MARKETS
Chcaxc March i: Following are the opc
int. Highest, lowest, aoo cioains qantavcts
la today's markets:
Mar. 95V4- 974 IV 96
Julv, U-l-S "? 91 i)3H
Sept , S6S: 8, 81; 8;.
Mat, W- 61V R3-V tZ
July iH- MH ' 51 hi- ol-.
Sept.. -; o. 0!i;
May. 4ii: 41H: ''i
Julr. 39 V4: 39: 3' .
Sept . , 33 ; 3-?;
Mar 14 10 M.27: 14 ) U 02
July, 11 22 H6S. 1S0; 14 27.
May. 7.32: 7 87: 7 25 7.2
July. 7.50: 7 52. 7.rZ. 7 37
May. 7 3"i 7 40 7 5V 7 25
July, 7 43: 7.'0; 7 37. 7.42
Kye. May72H; July 7(.: flax.N.W KG, S.
W. 110; May 112; bar.ey s7i57.
Tifcceipts toaay: Wtieav 5, corn 148. oats
111: nojcsssooo: cattle 25. 000: sheep 23,000.
Hog market opened strong.
Lugnt 14 0O&5.45: mixta and Duicfc--rs.
I5.'5s.t50 ood fceavy. S5.2035-61 rouge
heavy So S.k&,?3 4V
Cdttie wax net opened s'.ea'ly.
Sheen xnartet optued hie-Uy.
UntoM stock yard 8:40 a. in.
Her inavSei generally 5c lower.
L'.tfct. (4S0&54I; mixed ana oatcbers. 5.10
Oi fio rood r.eavy. to ioao 56: roue a neavy.
cattle tnarset steady to a snaae lower.
Beeves 13.25 5.85.75. cows and heifers .1.20
43? 1.40. stockos and feeccrs f2 20&$i.td.
S.ic.p market steady.
nog maifcet closed steady at larly decline.
I,Ukt. 14 0 K5 45: mixeo and butcucrB t5 10
r. o.Si rood Btuvy I.15&5.55; roueb heavy.
Cauic market closed steady for Rood.
Sheep maraet closed steady.
Estimated receipts Tuesday: Wheat 30,
c rn 250 oats 2T5. hogs 27.010.
Now Tnrk Stocks.
New Tork March 1 4 The following are tee
:loslcg quotations on the New Yerk stock
Sugrvr t.'3V.GasBl,C R 1. & P. 1914, South
ern Paciac 41;-,. B. a O- 73'4. Atchison com
mon 6t, Atchison pfd H. C. M & St. P
HS'. Manhattan MU. copper 45!'. W. U.
lei. Co. l-K1. I & N I12i. (J A. A. 39. Rdg.
coraiuonius Can. Paciuc no5,. Leather, com
mon IS. R T 40'. Pacitlc Mail 25tf U.
S. Steel pt l. 5iV U. S. Steel common lO-'i,
Penna. I!2'i. Mo. PacltlcM3,. Union Pacthc
7'.. coal and iron :;(, Krie common 22.
Wahash pfd. 32 Car foundry ... C & ti.
W. M!i. Rep. Steei pld , 42. Rep. Steel com
mon 7H. New YorK Central 1 134 Illinois
tAtVA.lt MAKitKT VOMLimUKS
rodmy's tiuottlons oa Provisions. CJv
Mtoelr. F t ut.it Ful.
Rock Islaud. March 14 Following are the
1 notations on the local market:
rtuticr Creamery M:53c. dairy 20c
""r Fresh 17c.
oivc poultrv Spring chickens 0: rr
pound nens Sr. per pound, lu'keys lie.
duclc? 10c, reese 8c
tfeceialU-a fou.tocs. 8c. Onin tl.25.
Cattto Steers 13.50 to 14 75 rowK and
letters i.'X) to tl.Ou. calves F3.0O to re 00
Hogs Mixed lad butchers M 7 v t.i.50
Sheep -Ycar;li. or over, 13 IM t ft 5
Lauils II. 'i0 u tb 50
Feed and FuI.
Grain Corn 48 to 52c: oais. 4ie '
Forage T. moth y h.tj. 18.50 to tie: prairie
18 to 9. straw c 50.
Weod Hird, per load . 5J
Coal Luiap. per buxhel 14c. ta-.k. ter
S. W. Smith. Philadelphia-".' y rheu
matism has disappeared entirely since
taking I'olH-ter's Poeky Mountain
Tea. Two packages made me a well
man." '.V cents, tea or tablet form.
T. 11. Thomas, pharmacist.
' ifTcii J
A MEW MNING ROOM OUTFJT
Is rccxlly needed in mainy hovises at this season anyway
w m mm -AT - WT
R. O C
DiRLcriott Zi4AMBCRiJN.KtftDT4S. Company.
Ulonday, March 14.
Nixon and Zimmerman announce
and star company including Margue
rita Sylva. .les.-ie P.arrett-Davis, Madge
Lessinir. William Proderick. Sig
nor Periigini. Jennie Weather
ly. William C. Weedon aiid
an ensemble of H0. in
the world's famous
Prices:: COc. T3e $1.00. $1.0 and $2.
Seats on nle Saturday morning at1
9 o'clock. Telephone old 'phone 1224.
new 'phone 5133. Free list suspended.
blMCTION OotMBCRUN.KlMPT A. COMPANY.
Tuesday, March 15
Limited American tour of ALI5KKTA
GALLATIN, in linen's re
This play has received more favor
able newspaper comment and been
more widely dicur-sed than any other
play of the past two seasons.
PKICKS 30 cents to $l.;u.
Carriages at 10:43 p. m. Tree list
Seats on sale Monday morning at
the ollicc. Old "phone 1224, new 31H5.
OlRtCTION CttAMBCRUN.KlNPT S. COMPANY.
Wednesday, March 16.
Al G. Field'
Largest company, best of good ones.
CU--PE0PL1: ON Tin: STAGE 00
Everything new. Three' big European
40 AM EPICA X MINSTRELS 40
25 in Hurt Cutler's Cancert Rand.
Prices: 25c, 50c. 75c and $1.00.
Seats on sale Monday morning at
at Illinois Theatre oilice.
OlRtCTION CHAMUCRUN.KlNUVa COMPANY.
Three Nights and Saturday Matinee
Thursday, March 17.
fiolden Comedy Co.,
in a repertoire of standard plays.
Now people, new songs, new scenery,
new dances, new costumes, new pictures.-
SPECIATIES RET WE EX ACTS.
Prices: 10c. 20c and oOc. Ladies
free Tiiurs-day night.
Special matinee Saturday.
Prof. M. Ainsley Scott
I lustruted iecture on
under the management ot Leon Loco at
V. M. C. A. Auditorium
Tl'KSOAY. HAKCII ml
Adaltn Sue. ' Children 25c.
you covild vise a few Chairs a Sideboard or
Dining room R.jg. In all kinds of Dining
room Fixings we have what yovi want,, and
our little-at-a-time payments make biying
This Is Tlie
K ISLAND, ILLINOIS.
TOP COATS AND
Spring shirts in all the new
colorings and patterns, and
all the late shades and
shapes in stiff and soft
Gustai5 son Mayes,
X The New Clothing Store
Economy, the iWatchword
Every economical housewife is ever on the lookout to make a snving
wherever possible. To do this she not only looks at the prices, but
also at the quality of the goods. Here you will find prices down to
the lowest notch, and as for quality a trial is all we ask. Look these
I 1-pound pkg. scrap C 2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
tobacco . .......... Hakcs'andCeraNut.2 j, f-
10 bars Cudahay's l).a- y I? k IDC
mond C soap. Pest Tatent Flour, everv (
Best Granulated (( Mpk fflIaronteed ....l.U
Sugar, 22 lbs rVl Fancy Dairy Cutter. ?f
9 P.ars Santa Claus ?lZn per pound ...ZUC
SaP ; Gallon Peaches, C
Egg-O-See and Vigor, Tl per gallon ZjC
3 packages Seeded Kaisins, 3 lbs.
Quaker Oats, O fof ZOO
per Package "J 2 large cakes Ivory -
Standard Tomatoes, C Soap t IOC
Standard forn, C for IDC
3 cans f?."' Florida sweet russet or- Cl
New ork galIon C an?,;s doz Q
Pp,ef.r Zi 3 lb. can extra faney-OC
Klondike Coffee, Iflr sliced Pineapples ZjC
per pound lAi Toothpicks, 3 large f
Brazil Coffee, 1 1 bo8 JO
per pound ure Maple Syrup. C
3 lb. can Green f) quart bottle
a&eV; J! - Yeast Foam, "X
Pure Catsup, 3 "2 package $C
bottles.... ZL" Shredded Cocoanut,
3 1b. can Egg J ( d fQ
Plums lUi 1
'Remember the Tla.cc. ft ear Yost office
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. 11: Rock Island
1714 Second Avenue.
Amongst the Decorators
keeps them pretty busy just now, but
We are always prompt and obliging to
our patrons, and our work is not only
thorough, but first class in every re
spect. Our high art wall papers show
all the newest and most beautiful de
signs and richest coloring'. If you
want your walls redecorated, your
wood work painted, or your ceilings
frescoed, you will find us artists in
PAR.IDON (SL SON.
419 SEVEN TEENTir STKEET.
Old 'phone Union 213. New 'phone 2513
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