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THE ARGUS. -TUESDAY, MARCH 29 1904
PablUned Dally and Weekly at l Sec
ond arenne. Rock Island, 111. Enured at
tne poetofflce a aecond-clau matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correipondence solicited from every town
ship In Kock Island county.
Tuesday, March 29. 1904.
Itock IiUod Democratic Township Ticket
Supervisor M. V. BATTLES.
Assistant Supervisor LOUIS X.
BOURDEAU, .IVMKS II. I.AM.ONT,
Assessor GEORGE W. HENRY.
Collector JOHN C. AULI).
Sen nil war:! JI. W. WARD.
Thin! war.!-OTTO II. BIRKKL.
Fourth war.'. JOHN I. SEXTON.
Fifth want WILLIAM TREFZ.
Sixth war 'FRAN K M. LAWLKR.
Seventh ward . ...
It now remains for Judge Technic
ality to spare Ihc convicted Senator
Burton, of Kansas, from paying th
penaltv for hi misdemeanor.
The Argils declines 1o follow vvliere
Joh'n Loi iH-y leads, or to support any
one whom -I ili ii I.ooney leads.
Another man of the name of Cor
liett it out, and he is pretty sure to
start a renaissance of the pabfest.
A New York man is writing- the pa
pers of that city advocating a music
eenor. He i- lighting the fires of a
monumental !-trif'. Vh would be
Senator Hoar forgot one question
in the Snioot in est igj t ion. He did
not a.-k Ap stle Smith how the Mor
mons stood. n home cut.
Han on Amateur Theatricals.
Are amateur theatricals menacing
the foundation rucks of society and
tdhrent eniiig to cail-c til- liyle .-Ji;iJ
strnet nre to collapse? Mrs. Frank T.
Rli:-. member of the Arche and Colo
nial clubs. Chicago. says that amateur
theatricals with their hug-; and kisses
are ho-king enough to cause just
such a calamity. (tf the amateur
play, in gencml. Mr?-. P.Iis had, many
things to ay when seen at her resi
dence. ::.". Grand F. uilevard.
"Eight homes on tlse south side."
site said "were broken up by amateur
theatrical- given at the old Oakland
club, an I three family quarrels have
resulted from performances at the Co
lonial club. In one of the plavs a
maiden wa supposed to have been
mine! and the character of a villian
Mas port raved. This is n terrible sort
of performance for young men and
young women of good social standing
to take part in.
"Other theatricals have scenes de
voted to pink teas and afternoon re
ceptions. We have too much of pink
leas and receptions in real life without
picturing them on the stage. It is too
disgusting, ton ridiculous, to see love
ly girls p:iin:ed and jx.wi.ered tak
ing part in these shows, and it is bad
enough for men o play the part of
the villain to earn money without
plaving it for amusement.
"Most of the theatricals are given
just as excuse to let the young men
and young ladies have a chance to
make love to each other and to ki-s
each other. A young man once told
ine at dance that he had grown so
Used to making love in the amateur
theatricals that he made love out of
habit to every girl he met."
Mrs. I'.liss objected to voting hu
liantls anil wives making love to other
Ihan their own wives and husbands
.nn the amateur stage, and said that
the late suppers incident to theatricals
nlo contributed their share to Ihe
destructive work begun on the stjige.
"The amateur theatrical." she con
cluded, "is a menace to society ntid
to ymmg womanhood. Mrs. Parker
writes plr.vs. and therefore we do not
want her to be president of the Arche
club. The club is divided into two
factions the faction that wants the
club to devote its attention to art.
philanthropy and culture, and the
faction that favors makiig the club
a purely social organization. 1 belong
to the former faction."
Downfall of Corner Kings.
It took less than fifteen months to
wind up the reign of Daniel .1. Sully,
who. by making himself for a short
time master ot the output f one
staple, gained the name of cotton
Ving. and had a group of subject
worshipping at his feet. He had not
joine.-" the ranks of the nionnrchs of
speculative finance w-ho have been but
are no;. While he was on his throve,
conmii.r.;; ' :l?f admiration and envy
of thc-e who would have been in hi
place hrd they lieen as Ixdd and dar
ing, he wa courted and courted wi.
but now. savs the Baltimore Ameri
can, the s.nne people are calling him
-a fool and insisting that they Jaiew lit
was riding to a fall. Thev have no
use for him now. He is simply a de
throned king, without crown, scepter
or subject. His first disaster may not
mean a complete wreck of his busi
ness career. He may be able now to
make an honest living- in sume legiti
mate way. just as he did before he
sought to corner the cotton market,
but ffhould he ever try again to climb
upon a throne, the jieople who have
had this one experience with him will
do their best to put obstacles in his
path and to strip him at every step.
fenlly s dethronement causes no re
gret, no sorrow, no tear. On the con
trary, it lies been heard with sincere
rejoicing by all who are engaged in
the legitimate handling of cot toft and
cotton products. The excessive price
which Sully by his manipulation of
the market, was able to maintain for
more than a year has sorely interfer
ed with the output from the factories,
as the owners and operators have
feared to manufacture cotton goods
on a large scale when they were uncer
tain whether the price would remain
at Sullv's figures or be -cut in half
without a day's warnit g. Such a cor
ner in the market as Sully engineered
and was able, for a time, to maintain
has a disastrous effect upon legitimate
business and i.s a question whether
the law should not step in and say to
such a man: "Thus far shalt thou go
and no farther."
Other kings like Sully, other Napole
ons .f finance will rise as Sully rose
will fall as Sully fell. The record
though long and tilled with wreckage
upon wreckage, is by no mean- com
plete. nor will it be while men are will
ing to go to any extremes, to employ
any means -in the hope of acquiring
The Idle Rico.
Rt. liev. Mackey-Smith. the Episco
pal bishop of Philadelphia, in a Len
ten address to the business men
that city said:
"I have nceii a great deal of two
fotuMv different classes of men and
three years 1 wa rector of a parish
where my right hand man was a
teairjster. and where everv member of
my congregation had to work for a
"From that I went to Fifth avenue
church in Xew York, where nearly
all the communicants were rich. ,Xow
I want to say to you that I found
much more genuine happiness among
the members of my first charge than
with my second. And 1 will go fur
ther, and say that they were a safer
set of people.
"They had no time to plan careers,
they had to make them, and they were
f far more benerit to the communi
ty at large than the rich men ami wo
men who had all the leisure they
wanted and more than enough money
to keep them busv spending. Too much
power breeds, tyranny, too much pros
perity enlarges our heads and makes
"us over indulgent.- gra'dfialfytlraw ing
us away from to'd.. and too much
leisure is idleness, which is the begin
ning of nearly every crime, and in
which sin is bred with remarkable
This is good eomnv.n sense, although
if is not likely to be very palatable to
the classes of idle rich to whom it
Wiis directed. There is nothing that
keeps people out of mischief so much
as regular honest work. Such occu
pation leaves little time for the per
formance of evil.
On the Anxious Sear.
So far but one department of the
postofCce L:'.s been investigated end
that by its own officials. If the other
branches are free from taint, why do
the Republicans refus-e to allow them
to be Investigated by a committee com
posed of both Republicans and Dem
ocrats? As nomination for congress are now
being made and the campaign for elec
tion will soon be under way over lOt.i
Republican members are en the anx
ious seat and unless they can be given
a clean bill of health are likely to meet
disaster when the voters try their
cases this fall. It certainly looks like
the Democrats would walk away with
a nijority of the next house of representatives.
Meeting of Democratic Voters of Thirty
third Senatorial District to Nomi
Aledo. III.. March 24. 1001. F.y di
rection of the democratic senatorial
committee for the Thirty-third sena
torial district of Illinois, the demo
cratic voter of the several counties
of the district are requested to at
tend a meeting. to be held at the opera
house in Aledo. III.. Saturday, April
HI, A. 1). r.fOl. at o'clock p. n sharp,
for the purpose of placing in nomina
tion a candidate for representative in
the general assembly to be voted, for
at the November election, lfO-L
Also for the selection of the demo
cratic senatorial committee for the
Thirty-third senatorial district of Il
linois for the ensuing two vear.
Also for the transaction of such
other business as may properly come
before the meeting.
Every voter residing in the Thirty
third senatorial district, who is a
member of the party, is requested to
attend t His. meeting, and every such
voter, if present, will be entitled to
east one vote at such meeting on all
question. 'and propositions that may
arise at that meeting.
Xo proxies will be recognized at
CHAIlLFJs C. SWISHER,
"FRANK M. CARXAIIAX.
LOriS I. HITCH I XS,
lemocratic Senatorial Committee for
the Thirty-third Senatorial District
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The magnificent stock.of charming garments
for men, women and boys we are now offering
to the public is interesting to nearly everybody
in this city. It emphasizes once "more the fact
that our expert designers and the height of fash
ion go hand in hand.
We tell you frankly it is to your own advantage as well as to
ours to examine our splendid array of garments if you have a desire
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to keep up in the front ranks of the Easter parade. Our store never
was better prepared to serve you, styles never were prettier and m
more attractive than they are this spring, and our liberal credit sys- gf
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$::.on ON" YOI R KATKR HAT. ALL PRICKS
WK OFFKR YOF A FINK TA I I.OR-MA DK SCIT FOR $12.00.
P.KTTKR OXK FOR K"..00 AN!) THK Y FRY IJKST I-'OR $1S.
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$9 98 to
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321 TWENTIETH ST., ROCK ISLAND.
Old Phone 1210 West.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
!i was l.ing
.igrt when the;-;1 was a
Ptri:ig of mining c:;:::;.s c:i Clear creek.
Tlsero was n: law there except what
each r.:an made for LimsLlf. The pop
ulation wa made up of. lirst, the gam
blers, v.ho stood highest in the scale;
second, the minors, and. tiii rd. women
who hud drif'.rd in like refuse on a
Hood. There was on- more element,
but ro small that it Is scarcely worth
counting a few irreproachable repre
sentatives of the softer sex.
One day a stranger came tramping
up all the way from Denver and stop
pen in the easternmost camp, now a re
spectable town, lie hunted through the
place a-i if looking for some one till he
had scon every one in town, thou went
on up the creek. Having made a tour
of every camp, he returned to the first,
and there he remained.
The quickest way to attract attention
is to arouse curiosity. Every one felt
sure that the unknown was waiting
and watching for some one who had
done him a great wrong and that when
ihat some, one apieared there would be
a quick exchange of shots and one or
both won M bite the dust. Then there
would be a burial, and the denizens of
that region would go on washing for
goid as before, waiting for the next
episode to breaK their monotonous
lives. Rut who was this some one. and
how had he injured the stranger? He
could not have taken his money at
cards, for the stranger seemed to have
all tiie funds he wanted. There was
but one man in the camp who dared
question the unknown. That was Bill
Tutt. lie did not ask direct questions,
lie went at the stranger on the flank.
"Ever been much of a card player?"
"ILid a rich hole In the ground
jumped or anything lite that?"
-Ever been married T
The unknown rave a hitch to his re
volver, and the questioner got up and
went away to give the group of lookers
on, who had pretended to work, but
were really watching the pumping
process, the result.
"I got it out o him." said Tutt
"What Is It'' askod all at once.
Tid you see him hitch his revolver?
I csu always tell when I tonch the ten
der s-pot in a man. 'cause his fingers
invariably go to his weapon. I asked
him if he was married, and he said no.
Then I asked him i he had been mar
ried, and he said yes. That brought
his Land to hfs gun. Some feller tuk
his wife away from him."
Afrpr th'3 revelation attention turned
to the man who had taken the stran
ger's wife. The stranger himself was
no longer the object of curiosity. Th".t
cbjoct was now the man he was look
ing for. Curiosity and imagination go
together, and fancy made many a pic
ture of the unknown. The men usual
ly painted him as a driveling, coward
ly liitlo man with a crafty loo'; in his
eye, the women as a splendid speci
men of manly vigor, though there was
no rule for this. All hoped that if he
ever came the .stranger would not get
the drop on him to preclude the possi
bility of a fair fight.
But would the unknown ever come?
For a time the stranger seemed to be
troubled lest he should not. going
about with a lowering brow nnd giving
rasping replies to any one who ven
tured to speak to him. Then all of a
sudden there was a change. Whether
he had received some important infor
mation, some clew or other means of
knowing of his enemy's movements
was not apparent, hut it was noticed
that as soon as the creaking of the
stage that setniweekly lutnbere.l up
the incline was heard in the distance
he would go out to the road, fix his eye
on It till it arrived, then scrutinize the
One afternoon the stranger, catching
the creak far below for it was blown
westward 'on an' ast" Wind went out
to the road and stood waiting, with
arms folded. It had been noticed nil
day that his maimer was changed. He
was seen several times to give a short
laugh and rub his hands. Many be
lieved he had secured information that
his enemy was on the approaching
coach. Word was passed through the
camp that the long expected affray
was likely to tr.ke place. The gamblers
laid down their cards, the washers de
serted their pans, and the women took
position at the windows, all eager to
enjoy the spectacle.
The stranger stood peering down the
road, but, turning, saw the people
watching him. There was a movement
in the crowd, some fearing that he
might be irritated nt the interest dis
played and put a few shots among
them. The stranger surveyed them for
a moment with contemptuous wonder,
then turned again to the coach, which
In a few moments more halted beside
him. Those of the crowd still exposed
ran to cover.
Then the coach door opened from
within, nnd in the opening stood a fair
and rosy, golden haired boy of three or
four years. He opened his arms, the
stranger below opened his arms, the
boy gave a spring, and the arms closed
about him. Then a joung woman
f Taste in
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VJho !s Going to Be Elected?
Ts a '.ie.-tion that is very interesting at this time, but it is not near
ly so interesting to economical housewives as are the' prices which
the ECOXOM , (irocery is now offering. Look these over and decide
to do all your trading here: .
U-Ib. can Apples, 2
1-pound pkg". scrap
10 bars Ciula hay's Dia
mond C soap
Sugar, 21 lbs.,
9 Bars Santa Claus
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
3 cans ,
New York gallon
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
3 lb. can Egg
Prunes, 10 lbs, Ca
Quart bottle Ammonia 5i-
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
flakes nnd Cera Nut, 2 C
pkgs H ai-
Best Patent Flour, every f
Fancy Dairy Butter, ?fg
Per pound JmtKJC
Seeded Raisins, 3 lbs. Ra-
2 large cakes Ivory
2 cakes Sapolio
3 lb. can extra fancy "C j
slieed Pineapples Lt
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup, -
quart bottle mJv
HEM EM BKR Till" PLACE, NEAR POSTOFFICE.
Economy Grocery Co.
1.M5 Second Ave.; old 'phone l.".G0, new 'phone 5102. Rock Island, III.
aJigmetl whera the- sSraliseV lVsimmI.
Then, turning to his neighbors, each
nnd every one wearing a broad grin, he
"My curious friends, this little fellow
Is the unknown. He is my son, and
his mother is dead. This gal Is her sis
ter, and she's going to take the moth
That afternoon there was a wedding,
and the stranger, the "gal" and the un
known left for other parts. Then the
gambler returned to his cards and the
miner to his pans.
JOHN TURNER WY'ETH.
All the news all the time The
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Wednesday, March 30.
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presenting the latest success of the
t The "Light That Failed."
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ich Desifins ini
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