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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JTJLY 8 1904
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly. $1 ppr year In advance.
All communications of argumenta
tive character, political or religious,
must have real name attached for pub
lication. No such articles will be print
ed over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Friday, July B, 104.
The tmsoeakable Turk appears to
willing to. revenge the presence of an
American fleet in the Bosplmrus on
the unoffendiiiK and defensele-s Ar
menian?. If the report proves true that the
Japanese are holding all the passes
we will sexm begin to hear from se-me
of the members of the Illinois legisla
ture in protest.
According to a New York trade jour
nal, the world's coffee bill is $255.
000,000 and must represent the prod
uct of 8,000,000,000 trees. The coffee
tree beats the apple tree.
Most of the ne wspapers are now dis
cussing the annual railroad earnings
as a barometer of prosperity. It is not
bo much what the roads earn as what
they collect that inlluenoes the pros
perity of their managers.
There were no such keen-out ling,
fact presenting orators before the re
publican national convention as John
Sharp Williams. The leader of the
minority in the lower house of con
gress is a man and politician who is
well deserving of the "middle" name
The standpatter papers have given
notice that they do not know just
when the democrats will come into
power, but that all the evils from
which the country is at this time suf
fering an- traceable to the probability
that the democrats will get there
One reason for rushing after land
when a new piece of territory is to be
opened is found in the fact that then
are several other people desiring the
same land, some of them for reasons
that they understand and more of
them for reasons that they know noth
If one of the chief reasons lor a
tariff is the production of revenues
for the expenses of government, the
tariff that excludes imports can never
fill the bill. There Is a deficit in the
treasury as a marker for the business
of the current year.
The committee on railways of the
Canadian parliament has reported ad
versely on a bill to compel the rail
ways to adopt a maximum passenger
rate of two cents a mile. The chief
argument against the bill was that
local travel in Canada could not be
relied on to sustain roads at such a
If the manufacture of pruning
hooks and plowshares continues active
therv- is still a demand for spears and
swords in this eventful age. What
with the English bringing the Thib
etans to civilized ways through chas
tisement and the (lermans slaying the
Africans in the name of progress, mat
ters are lively enough, leaving Japan
and Russia out of the account. But
the tierce and terntic clash on the
Liao Tung peninsula between two
powers of great courage and skill in
the use of the- most effective modem
arms presents a picture of carnage
and blood the like of which the world
has seldom seen. There are wars ami
rumors of wars ami great armies and
great navies ready for contlict on land
and s-a and the world is mightily stir
red in keeping its bearings and mak
ing its reckonings.
A writer in the New York Times
wants the art of swimming taught in
the public schools . He would have a
portion of the public school play
grounds converted into swimming
tanks where the children could be
given regular instruction, the boys to
be tinder male instruction, the girls
in charge of women and a physician
in attendance to look after the nerves
of the pupils, temperature and other
conditions. The instructors could il
lustrate the art by moving pictures
showing correct and incorrect move
ments, and so forth, and what to do
in case of falling into water, with gen
eral "emergency talks on the sub
ject. The Idea of the writer is that
familiarity with water in childhood
will lessen its terrors in after years
an-i ; '. o a sense of safety, security
and power which increases self-rcli
ance and helpfulness in times of dan
ger and prevents panics. In this day
when instruction in the public schools
has taken a wide range there may be)
reason in the snggestion for including
he swimming art.
Who la to Blame?
'A Lull In Traffic" is the way the
New York Journal of Commerce heads
the news from Chicago about the rail
road situations. Western railway men
Lave been somewhat disappointed at
traffic developments In their territory
They find that business Is not picking
up as rapidly as they had anticipated,
and they are now Inclined to take a
rather gloomy view of the outlook, says
the name newspaper, and the further
information Is given that "farmers are
resting on their oars, so to speak, as
far as money matters are concerned.
while merchants ami manufacturers
are extremely cautious." The largest
jobbing interests report a very small
volume of seasonable business. Col
lections are reported easy, and money
is plentiful, but railway traffic seems
to grow no better. An officer of the
Chicago and Northwestern railway ex
plains the- situation that 'farmers have
spent money freely for three or four
ye:irs and tire able to ge-t along with
the- improvements they have made for
some- time forward. Sentiment for the
Inst six months has be-n that hard
time- are coming; and retre-ne-lime-nt is
a universal wute-hweirel." ofiVe-rs of
the- othe r weste-rn railroads are ijuoteel
In the same vein.
Now. with money plentiful and crop
prejspei-ts good and improving, why
are the farine-rs. merchants and mann-fueture-rn
all 'Testing on their oarsV"
Can it be that high trust prie-cs have
impeve'rlsheel them anel low trust price's
for cattle and hoirs are re-ducing thelr
income-, and. although there is plenty
of money iu the banks, if the termer
wants any of it he will have to bor
The IX'mocrattf e-annot be blamed for
this decline of the bexun times, for the
Bepnblicana have full control of all
de-partuieuts of the geivernme'ut. The-ir
prosiM-rity breeding prote-e-tive tariff
has been and is -In full blast, milking
the trusts rk-lie-r and tin pemr pi-orer
and keeping the balance ef us em the
raggeel edge to know how we are te
mtrt our bills. Secretary Shaw, the
financial expert of this strenuous ad
ministration, dechwee that we were
never so pn'spe-rejus, anel that If we are
paying high prices for nenrly every
thing we buy we pay it to ourse lves
and that ought to make' us rich. Is
Providence eh'se-rtlng the Republican
party anel causing people to believe
they tut poor when we- know they are
prosperous, tor set-re'tarv Miaw savs
soV Rut that e-annot be, for the lit pub
(lean leaders have about all assureel us
many times anel often, that I'rovlde-ne'e
is on their side. Is President Booae
velt to blame? A geed many. Repub
licans see-in to think so.
Opens Both Ways.
There Is now ne doubt that the Re
publican national campaign is to be
carrle'el out on the same theory that
Mr. BabCOCk has markenl emt for the
cougiessional campaign. The plank of
the nlatforni :ieloited at Chieago em
the tariff plainly she. ws -that in state's
or eoiigre-ssional districts that want to
"staml pat" the Republle-an platform
can be shown to stauel for prote-ction,
even to tbejse trusts who sell the'Ir
proeluets che-aper abroad than here
Kr the Dhitferm says: "lTotectlon
whle-h guards and elevelops our Indus
trie's is a cardinal policy of the Repub
Ucan party. The measure of pnitoetlon
should always at le:st equal the differ
once in the cost of production nt home
In those states anel congressional dis
tricts that are demaiullng reciproeity
or that the tariff be reelueeel on trust
products that are solel cheaper abroael
than he-re the platform will fit their
Ideas equally well, for It says, "We be
lieve in the neloption of nil practicable
methods fer their (our foreign mar
ketsi further extensiem. Including com
mercial reclprejcity. wherever recipro
cal arrangements e-nn be perfe'Cti'd con
sistent with the principles of protee
tion." Yiewlng all that Is said upou the
tariff as a whole, the dee larations must
be looked upon as a straddle, anil like
the colored man's fish trap that openeel
up stream and down, "Will catch 'em
a-going and a-comlng."
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
In County Court.
July 7. Estate of John Boruff. Ai
praisement bill and w -blow's aware! file'd
and appreived. Proof of publishing
anil pesting neitices to creelitors filed.
Claim of E. Rrandonburg allowed in
e lass 7 at 68.89.
Estate ef William K. Tengs. Ap
praiseme-nt bill anil widow's award
tiled and approved.
Estate of John Coyne. Proof ef no
tice te heirs of linal report and set
tb mohl tileel. Hearing on said final
re'Mirt and settlement and same ap
proved. Executrix discharges! and es
Real Estate Transfer.
July 7. Elmer E. Thompson et al.
to Charles I.. Thompson, se'j, out
lot 4. 35, IS. Xw, $1.
ask the readers of this paer who are
sufferinc with imligestion or dyspep
sia tei call em them at once and get a
bottle of Koelol Dyspepsia Cure. If
you knew the value of this remedy
as we know it. you would not suffer
another day. Kenlol Dyspepsia Cure
is a thorough digestant and tissue-
building tonic as well. It is endorsed
personally by hundreds of people
whom it has cured of ineiigestion, dys
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stomach troubles generally. Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat.
It is pleasant, palatable and strength
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DAILY SHORT STORY
The Weakness of an Amazon.
Copyright, 1904. by K. M. Whitehead !
"Would you object to telling me your
reason for wanting to marry tne?" she
asked in an aggressive teme that e-ua-vered
Such an unexpected answer caused
Barnard to rise from his chair some
two or three inches before be remiem
bered that It Is the unexpected that al
ways happens. He sat down carefully,
having achieved a calm that implied
that hers was the generally recognizeel
method of answering a proposal.
"Why er- for the same reason that
other men have askcel yon to marry
them. I suppose- bee-ause I eare more
for you than for any one else."
"The others." she said slowly, "have
had variems motives. There haven't
been so very many," she added, as if
const rained to be honest.
"I have known you so short a time
I could not be aware of that. I should
nove-r have belle ved It without your
The hardness of her face relaxed
slightly. "You ore the fourth," she
"Will you te-11 me why the other three
She leaneel back in her easy chair
and gruspi'd its arms with a nervous,
awkwarel meveinent. Barnard noticed
the strong, white hands, larger than
his by far.
"Do men ever love a woman that
weli;h 1 '.." pounds'" she naked bitterly.
"I have known one man that accom
plished the feat." He snilhil in her
"One couldn't feel an inclination to
hold a hand of that sfae. It's uncom
fortable in u '. glove." She he-el the
olTi-iidiug meuibe-r before him ns if she
could che-e-rfully have amputated the
left one and have overtaken the right
with a similar fate before they coiu
m untested to each etlier any knowl
edge of their various doings.
"The man I mentioned fe-e-l a trou
blesome Inclination to bold that very
hanel," In laughed.
"You are old enough to have acquir
ed be'tte-r taste," she retorted censori
ously. "How eld are you, by the' way?"
"Born exactly forty-nine yeurs and
three nionthH ago."
"I don't objee t to that." leniently.
"It make-s me fee-l somewhat better, I
think. A woman of thirty live likes to
feel young even by ceimparlsoii."
"I'm sure I'll never object to eenn
parlsons In our family. If It pleases
you we'll turn down Mr. Shakespeare's
opinion concerning the in."
"In all my thirty-live years" she
"You set'in proud to enumerate them.
You might knock off five without any
one suspecting." e-ylng her with the
air of an expert.
'Simple honesty shouldn't be' caught
embezzling," she smiled, with a semse
of goe mI comradeship. Her bunds re
laxed from their grip on the chnlr and
fell more comfortably upon her lap.
"Didn't the either three think It
would be rather nice?" He looked
meaningly :it the bund nearest hltn.
"I don't think anybody ever wanted
to," she answered simply. "I look too
much like the sturely ortk and bine re
celved none' of the tenderness that falls
te the lot of e-ling1ng vines. Of course
there are storms from which the eak
might like to be sheltered. I don't iike
my masculine manner 1 bate It," ve
hemently -"but It gives .1 better e'ffee-t
than If I triiil to be kittenish. A hun
dred and ninety-five pound kitten
would run snch a serieus risk of he-ing
mistaken for a glehly elephant."
"Precisely, he agree'il.
"Rut even a feminine elephant might
long to be admired oce-asionally and
"Didn't the other thre'e ever" He
gently strokeil the firm, white band.
"They didn't want to," she blushed
"But why, then" he commenced.
"Oh, one of them was a wielever and
said it was se expensive having nil the
serving dome out for four chilelren."
He frowned sympathetically.
"The se-e-onel wanteel a partner to
he-lp run a boarding school."
"The thlrel was a preacher and
thought it wns neit gexnl for man to
live alone. He didn't seem to think
dyspeptic tendencies and an insuffi
cient income obstacles to prevent bis
finding a companion with all ease. In
fact, his manner was full of assurance
that I would Jump at the chance. None
of them. nolxMly In all my life, ever
re-ally cared for me. The y only want
ed DM to help the'Ui do some-lhing."
Her eyes were full of tears. "I
would like some erne to leeve me as
they do the pretty little woman. I
am Just as nfiVctlouate and tender
hearted as If I were little and dainty"
her lip quivered "and- I want to
be loved- anil to be like them." She
?overed her fse-e with her ha mis.
He sat dow n on the arm of the easy
chair with an sir that was Joyous and
"Dear little woman," he said. Ignor
ing the fai t that the shoulelers shaken
by sobs were broad as his own, "the
other three1 needed killing. I woulel
love to slay them for you one by one,
but unfortunately there Is a law
S gainst It. I will content myself re
joicing that their lack of appreciation
left a chame for the fourth one." He
smoothed the hair gently from her
forehead. "The fourth roan loves !
you." he said, with a simplicity of I
words strong in feeling.
She slowly raised her head and look-
d in his face. In her eyes was shin- j
ing the same expression that men have
often seen In the eyes of those more i
favored women she envied. The ama- i
ron sank into insignincanr-e; the wo- j
man came into her own triumphantly. .
"8weetheartr" he said.
SUES TO OPEN PRISON SHOP
Company With State Contract
Injunction at Pontiac.
Pontiac. 111., July 8 The J. G. Mott
Granite company has asked an in
junction restraining the board of man
agers of the state reformatory, or its
superintendent. C. M. Mallery. from
holding back the machinery or refus
ing the help necessary to operate it
under the Mott contract with the state
for such help. Judge Patton set the
hearing for next Monday.
Chicagn. j-,iy s. Following arc th
opening. DtgSeSt, lowest and closing
qmuaiHuis in today s markets
July. :l i,.
I'ei i'nih.-r. v".
July. i9, SO, 4s7.
September, 60, iv, i.1
December, 474, t""4 .461
: :: -
?3 4i , 34, 3.
12. 17. 13.0."
July. 7 0".
July, 7.45, 7.4 7. 7.4o. '
Septemlu r, 7. .-. 7.87,
Ki -eipt.s today: Wheat V. com 119,
oats 74. hogs 29.000, rattle 2.008, sheep
Estimated receipts Saturday: Wheat
10, e-orn IS7, ats J4. iuigs 14,088.
H'K mrk. t opened weak t 5c lower.
Light 5.16.- 47. Kiinil heavy ".164?5.55,
miked ami butchers 5.20 fi) 5.55, rough
heavy 5.15 0J " 25.
Cattle market opened stronger.
Sheep market opened steady.
H"k;s: At Omaha, 9.808, cattle 2.500.
II. s. Tarda, -:4o a. m. Hog market
mostly .".. lower. Light 5.15 4? 6-47, mix
id and butchers 5.2041 ".."." .good heavj
!.154ji5.55, rough heavy 5.1645.30.
Cattle market firm, " ti 10c higher.
Beeves 1. 0006.60, cows ami heifers 1.48
Q4.80. Texas steers 4.754y5.60, stockera
and feeders 2.2044.75.
Sheep market closed strong t shade
higher. fulght 5.16 4? 6.50, mixed ami
butchers 5.20 tf 5.60, good heavy 5.1541
."..fin. rough heavy 5.15g5.30.
e'attle market closed strong to 18c
Sheep market closed Strong.
New lurk Mocks.
New York. Jiily 7. The following i
the closing quotations on the New
York stock exchange
New York. July v--Suuar 12si. Oas
iv. Ii. I SL- P. 21. Southern Pa -cific
i's. B. v e . 82, Atchison com
mon 74. Atchison preferred 94 . C.
M. .V St. I. 14.., Manhattan 1 58, Cop
per 51, N. Y. Central 1 1 7 i . 1.. N.
ir''4. Reading common 50, Canadian
Pacific 125, B. It. T. "."' I", s. Steel
preferred rs li .
I 'enna 1 1 7 ,
I '. S. Steel 'mmoii 1 0
Missouri Pacific '.' 1
91, foal Iron :!7,
25, w abash prererr.
, Illinois Central 13
16, Republic Steel
1. Car Foun
LOCAL MARKET COMJ1TIONS.
Today's tuotatioui an Pro lulonn, I.lvr
Stui'k, Peed anel l m l.
Rock Island. July C. Following are
the wholesale quotations on the local
Pro vis teas.
Butter Creamery 18c ft 20c, dairy 13c
Kns Fresh 14c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens S3tf
f2.50 per dozen: hens s- per pound;
turkeys 10c per pound: dueks c: geese
Vegetable s New potatoes 7,"c
Cuttle Ste-.rs $4.:.03$6: cows and
heifers $4 .".0; calves ZiHi.
Hogs Mixeel and butchers 4.754j
Sleep Yearlings or eiver $849 $4.60:
lambs $.;."" 'a 18.
Peed and I m l.
CIrain Corn 55c 4y 58c; oats 43c (Ti 4 Co.
Forage Timothy hay $1149912; prai
rie $ o 'i $10.50 ; str.nv $6.58497.68.
Wood Hard, per load. $".."n.
Coal Lump, per bushe-1, 14c; slack,
tier bushel, 7c.
and the new steel
Four Weekly Sailings
to all northern Michigan resorts.
Daily to Pentwater, Ludington
Rock Island to Charlevoix,
Petoskey, Bay View and Har
bor Springs and return,
Mackinac Island and return,
HEALS ANO 151. K I M IMLl'ULU.
For folders and tickets, see
F. H. PLUMMER,
C. I. A.. ".. It. I. - P. K. R.
Rock Island, III.
Z??e Way to
The- man with a bank account
is able to take advantage of op
portuaities which are clear out
of reach of the thriftless man.
Start an account at once, a
dedlar will do. anel add te it sys
tematically. You'll be surprised
how it will grew.
OUB NFTVV PLAN MAKES IT
EASY. LET US TELL YOU
SATURDAY IS BARGAIN DAY AT THIS GREAT EMPORIUM, AND BARGAIN THERE ARE. AND LOTS
AND LOTS OF THEM FOR YOUR CHOOSING. TABLES ARE ALWAYS PILED HIGH WITH SPECIALS,
BUT FOR LACK OF SPACE WE CANNOT DESCRIBE THE MANY BARGAINS AWAITING YOU TO
MORROW. WE WANT YOU TO COME, HOWEVER. AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES, AND WE KNOW
YOU WILL EE PLEASED.
The "Pulley" Hose Supporter
and Boy B.ace 50c.
Ask to fee "Tile
ainl mo t prart!
new ami simple
Pulley," the latest
;ii Hose Supporter
!t is an entirely
device tor support-
ins t'ie Co
has no buckles or
to rtertroy your e-orset. anel
prevents rny unnatural pressure on
the abdomen. At the no
tion department, only . .
Dcrr.onntr-.ticn of Wrisley
particular as te the
yon use it will pay
o drug sundry depart
:eive a samile bottle
perfume free. We
mow what dainty pe-r-
A If ye
2jT kind of
nu nt and re
fc ot Wris
want von to
Trunks, Bags and Dress
WE WISH TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO OUR REORGANIZED TRUNK AND BAG DEPART
MENT. NEW ROOM, NEW Fi XTU R ES AN D TH E LARGEST AN D MOST C O M P L E T E STOCK OF
TRUNKS. BAGS AND SUIT CASES SHOWN IN THE WEST. WECARRY ONLY FIRST CLASS.THOR
OUGHLY SEASONED, STONG AND WELL FINISHED TRUNKS, AS THE DRUCKER AND THE LANG
ADJUSTABLE TRAY PERFECTION TRUNK. PRICES ARE NO HIGHER. BUT TRUNKS ARE MORE
CONVENIENT AND OF THE SUPERIOR QUALITY. NOTICE ADJUSTABLE TRAY TRUNK SHOWN
Famous Drucker Trunks
Canvas covere-el. brass t rimniiiiKs.
cloth lineel, Exce-lsior lock anel full
$6.50. $7.85. $8.85 to $22.
Lang Perfection Adjustable
Heavy duck covered .all riveted
steel anle-s, fine brass lock, with
a moat complete set of self-aeljust-ing
$10.50, $12.75. $14 to $29.50.
Corner Second and SxrfWMThMLj Davenport.
Hevrrison Sts. ibSfifflaSaifeSl Iowa..
in the Good
Old Summer Time.
Cincho Relief Tonic
At all druggists and cafes.
Pr ic. 25c
It's Well to
and in order to dress well
you must have a garment
that fits perfectly and becom
ingly by getting a
suit you are getting the best.
It has that broad shoulder
and chest effect which gives
a full, substantial appearance
to the wearer without that
stuffed and padded look so
common to many makes.
Try a G. S31 H. Special
and get the best. Sold only
J5he New Clothing Store. 1714 Second Ave.
Boston Store, Davenport.
The Simplicity SKIRT CLOSER
Don't be- seen as yon see others;
buy one of the Simplicity Skirt
Closers anil Know that your Bkirl
is securely closed in the hack. No
chance of gapping, net possibility of
ceiiniiiK unelonei after Ihe "Simplic
ity" Closer is sewn in the skirt.
Kvery one Riiai anteetl perfect. Ask
for the "Simplicity' at the;
Notion Department, only.
fumes these are. Ask the "lady."
In conucciion with this demonstra
tion you will find the best lin
satcheta to be liatl at
Also we are sellinp tritil
Will pul just enough out at this
price to introduce th-m.
Harvard Boejs, Club Bays
Brown leather-covered frame-, leath
er lined. Windsor -,'rain. eloubh
llanue. frame Inside pockets
$1.80. $3.60 to $5.75.
Dress Suit Cases
st-el frame-, grain
and brass plated
All h-ather, heay
We Don't Need the Money, Maybe You Do?
Money loaned ein all artie-les of value,
a few exe-eptiona! bargains in diamonds.
320 Twentieth St. New Phone 5122...
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at the Big
Free Sample of Krupp's Silver
Visit tin Je welry Department ami
ask for a free sample bottle of
Krupp's Silver Polish, made by the
famous Krupp Homed y Co.. a polish
that will never Creese or ne t Bolid,
always maintaining its liquid form.
It will not scrale'h. works easier,
quicker ami better than any other
polish, is perfectly harmless, ami
will nut burn or explode.
Price, per bottle, only ..
Ask for the- Qolf Hat Pin, Dade of
German silver, set ef two in a neat
leather miniature golf
bag, feir only
Coif Hat Pins on cards
Pearl Hat Pins, Choice 10c
We have another larRe? lot of the
Pe arl Hal Pins, the kind we adver
tised a short time- anei anel which
met with such ready sale's. This
lot is the same grade,
tin: price e-nly
We- make a specialty of Steamer
Trunks. A most use-ful trunk ef
medium size for making short trips,
avoiding re-at care- and trouble In
Prices $4.10 to $8.50.
Ladies' Dress Bag:
Special quality, lighl weight. One
l'u'k ami brass trimmings
$4.50, $5.98 to $3.50.
A trial is all we ask. We have-
Sfegel's Loan Office