THE ARatTS, SATURDAY,.!! ARCH 19 ,1904
Mhllsned Dally and Weekly it 1614 Set
ona avenue. Bock UUnd, IU. Entered at
toe poatofflce as aecond-clasa matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CX.
TfcAMS Dally. 10 cenU per week. Weekly,
II per year in advance.
Alt commnn:caMona of arcamentatlve
caa racier, political or religions, most bare
real name attached tor publication. No
ten articles will be printed oyer fictitious
! put ore.
Correspondence solicited from every town-
nip In Bock Island county.
' Saturday, March 1, 1904.
Democrat le Con Tent Ion and Primar
The democratic voters of the city f
Rock Island will meet at their respec
tive wards Thursday, March 17, from
5 to 7:."0 p. in., for the purpose of
nominating one candidate for alder
man in each ward and selecting' dele-
paten to the city-township convention,
and also two ward committeemen for
each precinct, and such other business
us may le proper to transact at said
The places of holJing such primary
elections are designated as follows:
First ward Bysinger's barber shop,
Fourth avenue and Fourth street.
Second ard Naab's "building. Sev
enth avenue nnd Twelfth street.
Third ward County jail building.
Fourth ward Frick'6 livery stable.
Third avenue, between Nineteenth and
Fifth ward IIoe houe on Twenty
second si rect.
Sixth warl "-Hose house on Twenty
Seventh ward Thiesen's blacksmith
shop. Moline avenue and Forty-fourth
In each ward where the judges and
clerks have not been named the ward
committee 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 al?-o
look after the same or notify ihe
chairman of the city committee.
The judges in the respective wards
are as follows:
First ward Charles Weinberger, C.
S. Fmith. I'd Murphy. George Free
stone. Peeond ward Ward committee.
Third ward .1. (Jrotegnt. .1. F. Egan.
Fourth ward .1. W. I.innA. Brady,
T. Murray. .1. Tobin.
Fifth ward (J. I Staudiihar. .lohn
Finnejj-.m. .Joseph Free.
Sixth ward George Wright. Frank
Meenan. .1. Buck.'
Seventh ward Ward committee.
The ha.sis of representation for the
selection ;f delegates will be one del
egate for each 2l votes or the major
fraction thereof cast for Bryan and
SleM'iix.n in l'.iOO.
The city-township convention of the
democratic party of Rock Island will
be heln at Turner hall, in said city,
Saturday evening, March 19, at 8
o'clock, for the purpose of nomina
ting candidates for the following of
fices: One supervisor, three assistant su
pervisors, one assessor, and one col
lector. Also to elect a chairman of the city
township 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 as follows:
First ward 12 delegates
Second ward 14 delegates
Third ward 1 delegates
Fourth ward 12 delegates
Fifth Ward . 13 delegates
Sixth ward 15 delegates
Seventh ward 13 delegates
T. W. CAVANAUGII. Chairman.
T. P. Sexton. Secretary.
.Ice seems to be about Russia's only
friend. - . ' "
The Argus declines to follow. where
.lohn Looney leads.
Xew. York is after a "new -divorce
law." Is a "divorce made while you
wait" law wanted?
Since the merger decision .1. .1. Hill
has succeeded Apostle Smith at. a man
of pnli'ii- interest.
A health board expert of New York
City, according to the" Tribune, has
found i::.i.iMM) bacteria upon a single
.bank note. At that rate a "large roll
of the long green" must contain an
appalling aggregate of germs. It is
to be doubted.' howeter. if many pet
ple will decline to take it," when they
get a chance, on that account.
Monday is a rather important day
of the week this year. Washington's
birthday came on Monday, Feb. 22:
Memorial day will be on Monday. May
SO: July 4th-follows next, and i on
Monday: still later on comes Labor
day. which is always the first Monday
in September, and lastly comes Christ-m.'-.
which falls on Sun lay. but the
legal holiday of which will 1 Mon
dav. Dec. 2;'.. -
Edward H. Lennox, who as a boy of
1C drcve the firt ox team that reach
ed the Columbia river from ncros be
plains has just celebrated . his 77th
LIrrhlav at his honie in Oakland, Cal.
- - r
He is-well -preserved, and still-earns
his living by his own labor. He was
one -f .$30 men, women and children
who started from Prattville. I1L, April
9. 1 4.j, for the journey across the
plains. They had 127 wagons drawn
by oxen. Young Lennox drove the
leading team, and in that way was
the first to arrive at the Columbia
Central Illinois cattlemen complain
there has been no money in feeding
cattle during the last year owing to
the small prices paid, but they hope
for better things in the future. E. F,
Thompson, one of the heavy shippers
of Douglas county, recently shipped
."0 head to the Chicago market that
averaged 1,4.10 pounds. They showed
careful feeding, and made a fine ap
pearance, but he was only able to get
$4.90. A. W. Rragg of the same eoun
tv had better success, his 100 head
bringing $.1.10. although this was con
sidered a small price, and :V) cents a
hundred less than -would have been
paid in January or earlier. The aver
age weight was 1.840. It is seldom
that heavier cattle' are seen at the
I'nion stock yards.
Promise Us Performance.
The claim of the republican party
that it is "the party that does things,
hardly agrees with the let-well-enough-alone"
policy, upon which the
elections were fought last fall. The
majority that controls congress is do
ing nothing but pass the appropria
tion bills and even many of the prom
ises inade in the last republican na
tional platform have not ljeen redeem
ed. Monopolies have not been re
strained; the trusts are still working
on full time. The reciprocity treaties.
made by so much noise and expense
bv Mr. Kasson. have never been rati
fied. The bills for the relief of the
laboring men are still being fought
over in the committee, and it is safe
to saj- will, if favorably reported, only
pass the house of representatives for
political effect. Ship subsidy, that was
promised to 'the ship trust, has been
again postponed until after election,
for which the tax payers must give
thanks to the resolute opposition of
the tlemscra'ts. who have stirred up
the voters so- that republican con
gressmen "fear the people."
The pleading of Secretary Taft for
free trade with the Philippines gets
no' response from "the party that does
things." The republican majority in
"Yes, we recognize the need; the
islands are sadly cramped for want of
trade facilities, and in a vear or so
we will do something about it."
There is one thing that "the party
that does things" never omits, and
that is to make extravagant appropri
ations. Ih old nag and an appro
priation" i still the battle cry of
. All Pr sent Are Accounted for.
Tliere'wa an interesting and affect
ing reunion of the Smith family at
Salt Lake when the president of the
Mormon church the Mormon proph
et, seer and revelator returned from
hii "sweating process" at Washing-
iton. The $ioith family ns represent
ed by a' solid delegation of the five
wives of the returning martyr. Only
CisJ of the children shared the first pa
ternal embraces, but that was le
canse 'the other 10 were too young to
leave home. On a tour of the five
dwelling immediately after ihe gen
eral reception the fond father round
ed them all up. It is very seldom that
a roll call in any national guard com
pany 4S strong brings a response from
KM) per cent of the membership. Uut
when the signal is flying "I'tah ex
perts evtry Smith to do his duty," the
whole i'our dozen line up without a
break. What is the senate to a family
The only thing lacking to make the
rennlou of , this republican patriarch
a complete satisfaction was the omis
sion of President Roosevelt to send his
formal greetings and approval of the
anti-race-suicide principle embodied
in the record of President Smith.
All Depends on the Ox.
Publishers of Republican high tariff
journals were among those who sup
ported the demand for the removal of
duties on pulp and paper nt'tlie recent
New York meeting of the American
Newspaper Publishers association, snd
they, ore siren a good scolding for this
by- the. New -York Commercial, an or
gan of the trusts. There might seem
to be a little Inconsistency in their at
titude. But then you cannot expect
that a tariff for the protection of trusts
In general will appear the same as n
tariff for the protection of. a trust
which hits them in particular. Goring
la all well enough If it is not your ox
that is being gored. Springfield Re
publican. Washington's Address Lere Majesty.
vOthout going so far as to say thnt
Minority Leader Williams was out of
order in asking that Washington's
farewell address Ik? read before the
house on Feb. 22 the Albany Argus
says Mr. Tayne was right in suppress
ing It. "We would not say that the
farewell address contains treasonable
sentiments, but it Is lese majesty of
tbe worst kind. Washington avoided
entangling alliances. The present gait
is to entangle ourselves In avoidable
alliances. Washington was slow and
deliberate. Roosevelt Is well, we all
It Saved Bis L-eev
P. A. Danforth. of LaGrange, Ga,
suffered for six months with a fright
ful running sore on his leg; but writes
that Rucklen's Arnica Salve wholly
cured it in five days. For ulcers.
wounds, piles, it's the best salve in the '
world. Cure guaranteed. Only 25 cts. '
Sold by llartz & UUemeyer, druggists, j
PROTECTION AND WOOU
A. Fw Fi-are si ad ComprUi
tm Make tbe Farmer Talak.
It is rather singular that about all
the products of the farm that have no
real tariff protection are advancing in
price very materially, but wool, the
one product that is protected to the
verge of prohibition, is standing atlll
and in some classes even declining In
price. Cotton has been bringing more
than tbe average price the farmer and
sheep ranch men are getting for wool.
There is no tariff on cotton, no protec
tion fosters its growth, while the tariff
on wool Is 11 cents a pound.. How can
our protection enthusiasts explain this
anomaly, which, according to their
theory, shows that the duty on wool is
still too low? Why don't they amend
the tariff and give the farmer more
protection instead of standing pat? The
imports of foreign wool are increasing.
The last report of commerce and
finance issued by the department of
commerce and labor gives tbe imports
of wool for the eleven months ending
Nov. 30, 1901, in pounds as 111.74S.490;
1002, 101,031,318; 1903, 103 .278,393.
Thus for the same period foreign wool
has been coming in the past year at
the rate of over 50,000,000 pounds more
than in 1901.
What is the reason for this increased
competition of the foreign wool grow
ers with our borne products? In spite
of nearly 100 per cent protection the
sheep industry Is nt so prosperous as
It was when we had free wool under
the tarHT of 1S94. The price of woolen
goods Is declining from the inability of
the great majority of our people to buy
clothing. Cotton and shoddy have
largely taken the place of wool from
the sheer necessity of the family with
limited incomes to meet the increased
cost of living. The importation of for
eign wool is principally of the coarse
grades used In the manufacture of car
pets. That class of wool our wool-
growers cannot supply in sufficient
quantity to meet the demand, and
the high tariff only adds to the cost of
the articles made from it. The farmer
when he buys a carpet or other prod
uct made of coarse wool pays a big tax
on It, with not even the compensating
advantages of an increased profit en
the wool ho himself raises. . Those
farmers who do not raise slieep are
practically unprotected by the tariff, al
though nearly all agricultural products
are included in Schedule G of the tar
iff law, yet the surplus of agricultural
products raised above what this coun
try can consume when sold abroad
must compete in the world's markets.
and the prh-e is fixed by the foreign
buyers. The price paid in the home
market Is controlled by the price the
surplus brings, so in that case protec
tion does not protect the fanner. There
are a few exceptions to this rule, in
cluding those who raise sugar cane,
rice and wrapper tobacco, but the
tmsts that control the market for those
products get the largest slice of the
profits. Some farmers who live neat
the Canadian border may be slightly
protected by the lack of coiuictition on
eggs and vegetables from their Cana
dian neighbors, but this advantage. If
any. Is more than overcome by the in
crease price of what they purchase.
The farmer that votes to continue the
protective tariff votes to protect and
foster the trusts, nnd he not only pays
the tariff tax to the government, but a
much greater tax on about all he buys
to the favored corporations.
Grotto of Shells.
At Margate can be seen a most curi
ous and interesting relic of pagan
times. It was discovered there in 1837.
It is a subterranean passage and' cav
ern supported by a central column and
arched roof, whose walls are formed
of a beautiful mosaic of small English
shells Imbedded in cement. An area
of 2.000 feet is ornamented in this way.
with panels containing various sym
bols, including the sun, moon, stars.
fire, flowers, fruit, fish, birds and im
plements of warfare. There is no em
blem of the Christian faith, and it is
conjectured that this chamber was con
structed about 2,000 years ago as a
burial place by some wealthy person
during the Roman occupation of Brit
Fslthfil Eaktrno Dob-.
The dog is the only domestic animal
the Eskimo has, but he manages to
make about as much use of it as we do
of several 'different beasts. It takes
the place of the horse, dragging him and
his family long distances over the fro
zen stretches; it guides him with un
erring scent to the tiny opening In the
snow which marks the breathing hole,
of the hidden seal; it rounds up bear
and musk ox for the master to kill, and
often enough, when the hand of hun
ger grips the little snow hut settle
ment. It yields up Its life to feed the
family It has served so faithfully and
its coat to keep them warm.
The Aire of the Oak.
The extreme limit of the age of the
oak is not exactly known, but sound
and living specimens are at least a
thousand years old. The tree thrives
best in a deep, tenacious loam, with
rocks la it. Stagnant water is one of
Its aversions. It grows better on a
comparatively poor, sandy soil than on
rich ground imperfectly drained. The
trunk, at first Inclined to be irregular
In shape, straightens at maturity into
a grand, cylindrical shaft. The oak
does not produce good seed until it la
more than six years old.
The Loaf Bahr.
"What has become of your baby sis
ter, Johnny?" asked a mother of her
four-year-old son. "I haven't seen her
for an hour or more."
"Oh, don't worry 'bout her. mamma.
replied Johnny. "You'll find her when
you sweep the bouse. Exchange.
The farmer begins to realize what he is up against.
. . Chiccg9 American.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Winter Proposal.
Clara and I were walking over the
"They have a curious custom lu Lap
land." I said to Clara.
"What Is it?"' she asked.
"In Lapland the clime, after murder,
that is piinished with '. the 'greatest
severity is marrying, a girl against her
parents' wishes." -
1 glanced ' Bidewlsc at Clara. to see
how she took this statement. 1 had
been to her father to ask his permis
sion to pay uiy addresses to his daugk
ter. He coininended thy honorable ac
tion In speaking to hiin first, but in
formed me that he had other plans for
her. . . ,
"That must bo splendid." she said.
"Splendid! Why so?"
"Think of the' exciting episodes be
tween lovers with 'an ax hanging over
the man's head:"1 ' j
"Then you do not approve of the
Interference of parents in such mat
"I didn't say that. Rut how are
marriages arranged iu that country ?T
"When a man wants a girl without
speaking to her he goes to her par
euts and asks for her hand."
"And suppose they refuse?"
"Then there la "no hope for him."
"I'nless he has great courage and
ivould rather die than lose her."
"Rut supposing the parents are will
ing?" "In that case they Inform the girl that
6he is nought in marridge. Possibly
she may never have seen the suitor
or may not even know his name. On
an appointed ilay the girl, hor parents.
friends and the suitor meet at a feast.
and the man nnd maiden especially In
terested are placed opposite each other
at table, so that they, can look each
other over and converse."
T wonder what they talk about?"
remarked Clara musingly.
"After the banquet all go to cn open
space where What they e.ill 'the race
for a. wife' takes place. iThe usual dis
tance is about a quarter of si mile, nnd
the girl is given a staYt of a third 'of
the course. If she wishes she can
easily reach the goal before her suitor.
In that case It is plain "she doesn't
want him. If she does want hi in she
will make so poor a race that he can
We walked on meditatively. I didn't
know what Clara was thinking of. nor
did she know' what I was thinking of.
Nevertheless I felt' that our thoughts
were not far apart.
"SupiRtsing." I said; "supposing that
you were a girl'V- ;
"That's not hypothetical;' its anax-
lom." 'A-.j .
"who had a lover.
"Well?" she spid softly.
"and that lover should propose to
you the Ijiplrnders "race foc n wife.
Would you consent?" .
To marry him?' .
"Xo, no you know what I mean-
to the race!" . -
"Oh. yes! - If ho-wanted to ask me
to be his wife In that fashion 1 would
have no objection to giving my reply
In the same way." '. "' , :
Snow brings a singular stillness, and
as we ceased speaking all about us
was as silent as we. I paused and
turned to look down upon tbe frozen
landscape, while Clara trudged on.
"What a straight piece of road!" she
called, pointing before her, her voice
sounding loud above the' stillness. I
went to. where she was standing and
looked at the bit of road she referred
to. It was straight as an arrow, and
at Its farther end was a bridge.
"Just the place for a foot- race," I
To this there was no response.
"Would you like to try which of us
can reach that bridge first f I asked. .
"I don't mind," "she said under her
OPFN AT LAST.
"Well, since you are a girl, I must
give you a start. Go as far as you like,
while I stay here. When you are ready
wave your hand."
Without a word she started on, but
slowly, oh. so slowly. It seemed to
me she would never get to the starting
point. She walked half the distance,
then, after as much delay as she could
And an excuse for, waved her hand
and started to run. .
There was a great change In her mo
tions the moment the race began. In
deed she ran so fast that I thought it
would be Impossible for me to cateh
her. though I am a fleet runner. Was
she intending to reach the bridge be
fore me? No. Soon lier speed began to
slacken. 1 increased mine. Then she
started forward again. I lagged. Once
more . she. lessened her pace, and I
taking heart, ran on like the wind
She was within a hundred yards of the
bridge, I two hundred, when she made
another spurt. She came within ten
feet of the goal and stopped short
When 1 came up with her. she turned
and threw up her arms in ' token of
surrender. I clasped her, and she let
them fall upon my shoulders.
We did not break the winter stillness
by a word.: Nor was there a sound of
bird or -beast or human being. Whether
seconds or minutes passed I do not
know. I only remember that we were
recalled to our surroundings by a far
distant jingle of sleigh bells ringing
soft and clear. Then we turned and
walked on. .
When I went again to Clara's fa
ther to ask for her hand, I had learned
that instead of being her master, to
dispose of her as he chose, he was her
slave and obeyed her slightest wish
In the matter of marriage he would
never have arranged a match for her
except with a "prince of the blood,
whom he would have considered far
beneath her. My second request wa3
a more matter of form.
F. A. MITCHEL,
Second Dace Possibilities.
The selection of a candidate for the
second place in our government is
now agitating the political leaders of
the country. He should be selected
with reference to his capability for
filling the first office' should an emer
gency demand it. In medicine, how
ever. Ihere are no second place pos
sibilities, for those who have once
tried Ho-tetter"s Stomach Hitters are
convinced that it is the first, last and
only one they need to cure sick head
ache.' flatulency, heartburn, poor ap
petite, indigestion, dyspepsia and ma
laria. We. want every sick man and
woman to try -a bottle and test it for
their own satisfaction. It will please
yon. In the spring it is also very bene
ficial. purifying the blood, toning up
the system and overcoming that tired
feeling. Re sure to try it.
Do You Wsnt Htrenrth?
If you want to increase vour
strength you must add to and nol
take from the physical. In other words
the foml that you eat must be digest
ed, assimilated and appropriated by
the nerves, blood and tissues before
being expelled from the intestines. Ko
dol Dyspepsia Cure adds to the physi
cal. It gives strengt to and builds up
strength in the hunmn system. It is
pleasant to the taste and palatable,
and the only combination of digest
ants that will digest the food and en
able the system to appropriate all of
its health and strength-giving quali
ties. Sold by all druggists.
tHMgnru of Pneumonia
A cold at this time if neglected is
liable to cause pneumonia which is to
often fatal, and even when the patient
has recovered the lungs are weakened,
making them peculiarly susceptible to
the development of consumption. Fo
ley's Honey and Tar will stop the
cough, heal and strengthen the lung
and prevent pneumonia. All drug
DEPENDS UPON WHERE
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MAY DO AS WEJ.L FOR
YOU AS TtlEY CAN. RUT
SOME MERCHANTS CAN DO
RETTER THAN OTHERS
AND OUR ARILITY TO
PLEASE YOU THIS SEASON
IS UNLIMITED. A FINER
LINE OF CLOTIIINO HAS -NEVER
REEN SHOWN THAN
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THIS MAKE SHOWN
Gustaf sosi Mayes,
The New Clothing Store i 1714 Second Avenue.
Economy, the Watchword
Every economical housewife is ever on the lookout to make a saving
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
1-pound pkg. scrap fc
10 bars Cudahay's Dia- "5C
mond C soap 4iJk
Best Granulated , no
Sugar, 22 lbs laVJU
9 Rars Santa CJaus y Zg
Egg-O-See and Vigor, tZf
3 packages tjC
Quaker Oats, Q
per package OC
Standard Tomatoes, C
3 cans MkC
3 cans mijG
New York gallon C
Klondike Coffee, lsTI-
per pound M.JC
Brazil Coffee, l1-
per pcund X2C
3 lb. can Green "fl f
Pure Catsup, 3 Cl-
3 lb. can Egg Ifl
'Rem ember "the 'Place, flectr Post ofif ice
Economy Grocery Co.
1515 Second Ave. Sit 'ffiSi S28S: Rock Island
Sj . P.J. LEE. "- ond Arsnoo. O
P Opposite Court House. , )
A modern house of nine rooms and reception hall, butler's
pantry, kitchen pantry, bath, two toilet rooms, lavatory!
china closet, linen closets, three fireplaces, furnace heat, laun
dry, hot and cold water, large cistern in connection with laun
dry, cement wa Iks, lot 00x220 feet with driveway, fruit trees
and shrubs. For particulars -address,
P. O. Box 267. Rock Island. 111.
, - r : - j s. ,
i vV 1 r- vfi j ;
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes and Cera Nut, 2
pkgs . i. , Uv
Rest Patent Flour, every C
sack guaranteed .sLlJ
Fancy Dairy Butter,
per pound mtjC
per gallon ,
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. C
2 large cakes Ivory C
Soap . j k IjC
2 cakea Sa polio IC.
Florida sweet russet or
3 lb. Van extra fancy
sliced Pineapples.'-, ..
Toothpicks,- 3 large
quart battle i.,
T3he Paper Ha.nger
sent out from here will do SAT-
ISFACTORY WORK, and do it f
'Have a choice selection. The
patterns are new and many are
' Also a'full line of Mouldings,
Paints, . Oils, (ilass. Brushes, etc.
Estimates furnished on all kinds
of painting and paper hanging.
Amongst the Decorators
keeps them pretty busy just now, but
w are always prompt and obliging to
our patrons, and our work is not only
thorough, but first' class in every re
fpeet.' Our high art wall papers dliow
all the newest "and most beautiful de
feigns and richest colorings. If you
want your walls redecorated, your
wood work painted, or your ceilings
frescoed, you will find us artists in
419 SEVENTEENTH STREET.
Old'phoue Uiiion 213. New 'phone 2513
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