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THE AEGHJS. WEDNESDAY, JJNE 6, 1900.
Member from the 24U
Peoria. Co.) District of
the niinoii House of Rep
resentatives, Tells Uu
People how He was
Northampton. III., Aug. 12, .See.
The Dodo's Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. V.
Oetleses)t I had been suffering from Rheu
matic pclns in my body and had tried many reme
dies with little satisfaction until I parchased
Dodd's Kidney Pllla. The relief was something
beyond say ezpectation and I am new cured and
heartily endorse Dodd's Kidney Puis to any on
wma deranged Kidneys or Rheums tic pains.
Dodd's Kidnev PilU core all
Diaeaaes of ilu tCidun.
Sold by all dealers in medi
cine, 50 cents a box or six boxes
for $2.50. Sent on receipt of
price br The DoM Medicine
io., Buffalo, N. 1.
POSTOFFICES III CUBA.
3Arenlng. Suddenly there came through
the noise of the elements a creaking of
rough wheels, a tramp of hoofs and a
rattle of chains. Somebody, a drench
How the Seed of the American ' ed and tedraggled figure wrapped In a
poncno, 11 r tea tne nag or ice xent ana
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.
System Was Sown There
GALLANT SEEVICES OP A CIVILIAN
p KIDNEY a
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND St
OoaIHm Q - M rr, 1 1 .
can ob purcnasea or Daggage
checked at R. Lit P. Twentieth
street depot, or C, R L 4 P.
deDOt. corner Fifth niiiuid
1 nirty-nrst street. Tan It 11 Piummer, agent
Denver Limited &Omttb...t 3:10 am
JPt. worth. Ltesver &K.C It 5:05 am
Minneapolis 't VftO am
Omaha and Des Moines it H:i0 am
JOmahaA Minneapolis !tl2:i5 am
Omaha & Lincoln Kx e 7:56 am
Denver, Lincoln A Omaha.!ll:M pm
Ienver. Lincoln & Omaha., i 3:06 am
Des Molnea Kxpress lili.lO m
Rock Inland & fiureau Ac. j 4:30 pm!
rat. ram at Minneapolis. ! a:U6 am
Denver. Kt. Worth it K C. 5:00 am
tKan8aCIr.St Joe&l)nvr!ll:!0 pm
tKock Inland AWaxbintrton ll:SO pm
Chicago A lies Moines. .. 2:15 pm
xwu i.MBnu s urooiuyn AC b:.v pm
tOmaha&Kock Island... .!o:35pm
tCblcat-o. & Davenport I
3:0 J am
t 6:35 am
t 8:05 am
t 6:52 am
t b:05 pm
t A:30 am
t 3:50 pm
t 3:45 pm
t 7:40 am
t 7:00 pm
Arrival. Departure. tDally. except Sun
IDally except Saturday. All others dally. Tel
TJOCK ISLAND & PEORIA
""Kail way Depot First ave
nue and Twentieth street. M.
A. Patterson, General Paasen-
frer Agent. Passenger trains
eave C. R I. & P. (Ho
line avenue) depot Ave (5)
minutes earlier than time
I LSAVB. ARBIVB
Spr'gneld. Cincinnati, Peo
Peoria. Springfield, St. L
St. Lout Express
Peoria, Springfield, Cincinnati
Peoria Accom Freight
Cable A. Sherrard Accom..
Cable & Sberrard Accom..
Cable A Sherrard Apcom .
1:45 pm1 11:15 am
Ji pm! 1.-25 am
8:40 am 2:20 pm
3:30 pm 7:55 am
Trains marked oallv: all other trains daily
except Sunday. The 8:15 p. m. tra'n carries
through aleeper to St. Louis, arriving there
7:2M a. m.
Ueroic anil Successful Methods
Adopted by the Late Ebro Brewer
to Supply Our Soldiers Wllk Taus-lr
Mail During; the Spanish-American
War Monument For His Grave.
The recently developed ist office
scandals in Cuba hIiow how rapidly
rank weeds may thrive and for a time
throttle well sown plants in that trop
ical country, says John It. Ka thorn
in the Chicago Times-Herald. It is re
freshing to turn for a little while from
the unsavory details of the plucking of
the weeds back two brief years to the
days of misery, sickness and death,
when the good seed of the American
postoffice sen ice In Cuba was planted
planted by a brave and honest gen
(Ionian who gave up his life that it
should be sown deep and well.
One night in the end of June, 160S, a
few days after the American army of
wanted In. It was Brewer.
'Can t stay a minute, boys, i saw
your light and Just looked In to tell you
that I've got It all here In a wagon.
"Why, the U. S. mail 14 sacks. I'm
going to throw it in somewhere under
s Nobody said very much. Certainly
nobody told Brewer what he really
Description of m 3Cla"ht March During"
The eieuients seemed to hare mar
shaled their forces as though deter
mined to prevent this conflict of men,
but the splashipg of the old Boer's
horse ahead and the measured thump
ing of his rifle butt against his bando
leer of cartridges continued. On we
went, the lightning flashes now re
vealing Kaffir huts or herds of goats
huddled together on the lee side of
dreary kopjes or some farmhouse,
two. Cubans who had only been pre
vailed upon to accompany him by a
prominently displayed revolver, had by
desperate labor and infinite patience
brought the wagon with its load up
and down that mountain trail from
Baiquiri over as bad a roadway as ever
mortal man guided a four footed ani
mal through and in a blinding storm
that people housed in safety might
tremble to hear.
Twenty-four hours later his wagon,
with the letters sorted into some kind
of shape, was toiling on to the front,
and for days this devoted man, with
Invasion had landed in Cuba, the south- no superior to spur him on and nothing J the animals picked their way until we
Clinton and all
T) A V ENPOKT. ROCK ISL
and Northwestern rail
way. Passenger station. K.
L it P. depot. Twentieth
street. L. F. Berry. 'J. P. A..
Iavenport. Ia :Geo. W.Wood.
City Ticket Agent. "Tri
Clty Route." Short line be
tween Trl-Cltles. Cblcspo,
points Tla the C. A N. W.
TK.MH. ) ISA VS. ARHITI
Clinton Mail and Kxprens , 7:-l5 am, 7:20 pm
Chicago Night Ex 7:45 pmt 8:05 am
Cblqago Daylight Special . 3:00 pm1 3:25 pm
ST. PA CL railway Ra
elne A- Southwestern Division
Depot Twentlerb street,
between First and Second
avenues. W. W. Breckin
LEAVE, t ARBIVB.
Mall and Express
St. Paul Ex Dress. ,
Freight and accom tfliO pm; 10:30 am
, 30 am' ii:30 am
Daily. Daily except Sunday. Train
leaving at 8:25 p. m. carries through sleeper,
arriving at St. Paul 7:45 a. m. and Minneapolis
at 8:J0 a. m.
RURLINOTON ROUTE C.
-"B tt Q. RAILWAY Depot
First avenue and Sixteenth
M. J. YOUNG.
St. L. Springfield. Peoria. i
Bur. Quln via Monmouth 0:56 am 7:15 pm
Chicago, Sterling.Clinton&i !
DubuQtie. t 7:45 am t 8:40 pm
Peoria, Heard town. Bur I i
llngton. Denver and west t t:40 pmill:58 am
St. Paul A Minneapolis 7:50 pm 8:15 am
Sterllnr. Clinton ADubuquei 7:50 pmt 8:40 am
St. L., Ivans C. Denver A I
Pso. coast vlaOalesburg 7:15 pml 6 J am
Daily. tDally except Sunday.
Model Train Service on a Mod
Home Seekers' Excursions
April 17, May I and 15 and
June 5 and 19.
Best and quickest route with
through car service, north,
south, west and northwest
Tourists' and reduced rate
tickets to principal points
and summer resorts.
and Pacific Coast,
Florida and the South.
Chair car and sleeper to St.
Louis. St. Paul and Minne
apolis without change. Per
sonally condncted excur
sions," through sleeping and
tourist car accommodations
reserved without charge.
Ticket office open day and eight. Depot
at foot of Sixteenth street. For maps and
full information apply to
II. D. Mack, D. P. A-
M. J, Tocicg, Agent.
Phone 1131 and 1180.
ern part of the island was visited by a
terrific rain and thunder storm. The
base of supplies had then been changed
from Baiquiri to Siboney, 12 miles
west. The narrow mountainous trail
that led from one place to the other
was rough and precipitous under the
bent conditions. Soaked in torrents
of rain that tore great holes all through
it, it became a quagmire feet deep In
mud. full of treacherous water pools
and lumps of solid rock.
The WAX) American soldiers scat
tered all the way along the country
from Siboney to the plain at the foot
of San Juan hilL expecting as their
right a paternalism that no other sol
diers in the world under similar cir
cumstances would have dreamed of,
lMgan to ask for "mail." They talked
about the probability of getting letters
and newspajiers as if they were living
on a boulevard of a big American city.
There was. however, some excuse for
their seeming presumption. Before
the army had been landed 24 hours
thousands of them had seen and anx
iously taken the measure of a big good
natured civilian who had come down
with the newspaper correspondents on
the steamer Olivette. He was Kben
Brewer, the sjeclal commlssiouer of
the United States government accom
panying the troops in the Interests of
the poHtofllce department.
Almost before the first scanty meal
had been oaten ashore he began his
work. To the newspaper men he was
brief and to the point. "Tell every
soldier you see thsit If he wants to
write a word home to his folks in the
United States before we march on to
Santiago I'll guarantee the letter
reaches its address." The men were
amazed when they heard the welcome
news. The transport service had fail
ed, and every one knew that commis
sariat officers of 20 summers or there
about had seen that five inch artil
lery had been bundled into the iiojib)
of some of the ships on top of tobacco.
hard tack and bacon. There was con
fusion everywhere. But here was one
man. alone and unaided, who bad burst
the bonds of red tape and who talked
of commandeering a navy dispatch
boat and sending it back home loaded
with goodby letters as if he were a
dozqn admirals rolled into one. They
began to like Brewer.
He kept his word, and they liked
him better. Thousands of letters were
placed in bis care on that first day of
landing, and by sheer hammering,
threatening, cajoling and bull headed
pluck he did get a dispatch lxint to act
as his carrier. Admiral Sampson ridi
culed the idea the United States ships
had more weighty business on band
than carrying soldiers' scrawls to their
sweethearts. Finally, however. Admi
ral Sampson threw up his hands and
gave his consent. The first boat that
went back to the United States took
Brewer's mail with it.
But that was not ail. He had a seer
tained that some delayed transports
were on their way down to the island.
and he knew that many sacks of let
ters and papers were aboard for the
troops. Before the dispatch boat was
hull down on its way north with let
ters home he came to the correspond
ents again. "I'm going back to Baiqui
ri." he saki. "I'll have a money order
office there In a week, and In three
days you will le able to buy all the
stamps you want. The mail that is
coming down I'll get out to the fron
one way or another. Tell the men that
if letters come they'll get them some
how." So Brewer went back to Baiquiri. and
the news spread like wildfire at the
front that mail was coming. Thou
sands of men had left Tampa without
hearing from home, so uncertain had
been the date of sailing. Many were
in mental anguish over some half com
pleted correspondence an impending
death or, more heartbreaking still, an
Impending birth and a hundred other
sacred family matters that were all
veiled in doubt and tears "back in the
In an enemy's country, with battles
to fight and graves to dig, men read
one another quickly. The soldiers knew
the condition of the trails, knew that
every palm tree on the road to the
front might bold a Spanish sharpshoot
er and that a mule was almost worth
its weight In 6ilver. But they thought
they knew Brewer, and they looked for
some heroic effort that wonld overcome
the difficulties and bring them their let
ters. On that Jnne night, at about 11
o'clock, four correspondents were hud
dled together In a tent near the beach
at Siboney. Outside In the Inky dark
ness the rain was descending literally
In sheets, and the thunder peals were
but his own conscience to give him
balm for bis exertions, worked like a
slave among the troops, ust to keep bis
promise and to let men see that the
United States postofflce could conduct
its business in the face of shot and
shell and meet any emergency that
might confront it.
There is not much more to tell about
Brewer. Snatching a little food here
and there, sleeping in wet trenches, de
livering his mail at all hazards, some
times to men wounded and dying, na
ture finally rebelled. He was taken
back from the front in the same old
cart In which he had transported his
letters there and in a week was down
with yellow fever. Six days later he
was dead. They buried him on a little
hill not a dozen yards from the old
Baiquiri trail. American postoffice em
ployees, by special permission of the
president, are now subscribing funds
for a monument to his memory, and
from the postmaster general down
they are eager and anxious to make it
an enduring and beautiful shaft a fit
ting tribute to a gallant man whose
devotion led him, smiling and unfalter
ing, into his grave.
That was the way the seed of the
American postoffice system was sown
New Series That Will Adorn Sew
York's laflnished. Cathedral.
The witty assertion that "the United
States has no ruins and Imports its cu
riosities'' finds some verification these
days in the crypt of St. John the Di
vine, the l'rotestant Kpiscopal cathe
dral now in process of erection on
Morningside heights, in New York.
ine crypt was opened more than a
year ago to Sunday service, and its
walls hung with two of a series of 12
famous tapestries destined for the mu
ral decoration of the completed ca
thedral. As no work on tapestry is
considered complete without a descrip
tion of these new possessions, the story
of their coming to &. John the Divine
is not without Interest, says Harper'a
Weekly. The subject of the series Is
Scenes From the Life of Christ." The
ViBit of the Wise Men" and "The Res
urrection" are the subjects of the tap
estries now banging in the crypt, "The
Last Supper" having recently been re
moved to make way for the altar. The
remainder of the series is in storage to
await the completion of the cathedral,
for which they were bought at a cost
of ?T7,000, and bequeathed to the au
thorities as a memorial by the late
Mrs. Klizabeth U. Coles.
As the completion of the Cathedral
of St. John the Divine will not be wit
nessed by the present generation, these
famous tapestries are liable to be as in
accessible to the eye of the new as
they were for half a century to that of
the old world unless It please the au
thorities to replace those now In the
crypt from time to time by the pieces
in storage until the whole series has
been exhibited. Excepting, perhaps,
the tapestries commemorating the his
tory of Urban VIII, "Scenes From the
Life of Christ" are the most Impor
tant weaves extant that bear witness
to the prosperity of the papal tapestry
manufactory that flourished at Rome
for 50 years under the patronage of
had scaled a high kopje and galloped
on across its nat top. weaving ine
horses to find their way again, we be
gan slowly to descend.
During one of the vivid flashes of
lightning we could see below in the
valley what appeared like a huge ser
pent, but really It was a commando.
We reached the road and passed a bat
tery of artillery. The artillerymen
were buttoned up to their ears in huge
mackintoshes. The road was slimy.
Cannons sometimes sank to their hubs.
Men yelled and thrashed the long teams
of mules as they floundered and plung
ed In the watery mass. Others pulled
at the heads of the mules, standing in
the mud half to their boot tops. When
the lightning flashed, you could see the
straining features of men and boys
tugging at the wheels of caissons; then
all was swallowed up in the darkness,
and cracking whips and hoarse shout-
lug were silenced by a deafening crash
of thunder a foretaste, I thought, of
what probably awaited some of us on
there in the darkness Into which every
one was struggling.
When we rode into Danhauser, things
were as topsy turvy about the depot as
they bad been at Newcastle. We bad
only ridden 22 miles; it seemed like 50.
Rumors of all kinds were rife. There
was a report that an armored train
bearing a strong British force was
headed toward Danhauser from Glen-
coe. AO one knew exactly where any
of the Boer generals were. Dundee
was still some 20 miles away. But the
storm seciued to have exhausted none
of its energy, and the old Boer decided
It best to remain in Danhauser. E. E.
Easton in Harper's Magazine For
Strawberry Klshlns; In Chile.
A singular custom prevails in Chile
which in these days of aseptic pre
cautions will cause a shudder among
those who see Infection lurking in ev
ery detail of life. It is called straw
berry fishing and is conducted in this
At the close of a dinner the cloth is
removed, and there is placed upon the
table an immense bowl into which are
emptied half a dozen bottles of Bor
deaux wine, four of cherry and two of
mm, besides sugar and nutmeg. Into
this mixture is put a very large straw
berry, which floats upon the surface.
Tbo bowl is provided with two han
dles. These are used to lift the vessel
and tilt it so that the strawberry may
be brought near the edge and sucked
Into the mouth. This would appear an
easy feat, but it is a difficult one, as
the fruit rolls over when touched with
the lips. The contestant in the effort
swallows a considerable quantity of
the liquid concoction.
This Is the reason for the game, for
the bowl Is passed from one to the oth
er many times in succession before tbo
strawberry Is captured. When that
moment finally arrives, all of the
guests have reached a ripe stage of
hilarity. This is the game as it is
played among the higher classes.
Among those of a lower social standing
the fiery liquor of the country Is sub
stituted for wine. With them straw
berry fishing develops into a function
compared to which a fighting mixed
ale party In this town is the recreation
of a oup of peace seeking Quakers.
New York Sun.
Harvard's Tfew Scholarship.
A fund to yield fQOO a year to found
classical scholarship has been given
to Harvard. James Loeb, '88, of New
York is the donor, and the prize is to
be known as the Norton fellowship.
in honor of Professor Charles Eliot
Norton, says a Cambridge dispatch to
the New York Times. In making the
gift Mr. Loeb writes that It is in order
to record in a fitting manner the emi
nent services which Professor Norton
has rendered the cause of archaeology
and his prominence in the Archaeolog
ical Institute of America and the
American School of Classical Studies
at Athens. The fellowship will be
awarded for the first time next year.
The list of subjects has been announc
A Platterlna Indorsement.
Father (to sou who has recently en
tered the practice ot law) Well, my
boy, are you making any headway in
your profession ?
Ron Am I? Well, I think I have a
right to consider myself an adept now.
Father Indeed! What experience
have yon bad to justify that confi
Son A man called me a liar today,
and he was a pretty good judge too.
Soatoa Courier. "
thought.-. Outside in the pouring night around which the eucalyptus trees
was a span oi mutes niicneu 10 a Ju
lian pole cart that was loaded down
with mail. Brewer, with the aid of
were creaking and moaning as they
thrashed about in the storm. We pass
ed a commando which was slowly mov
ing ahead with a wagon train and then
went on through a village. The num
ber of men on the road was increasing.
We passed a field telegraph wagon.
The chill and wet made one's fingers
ache. The old Boer came to a halt be
side a hilL He waited for another
flash of lightning and turned into a
path a short distance ahead. He said
it was several miles shorter than the
wagon road. Then it was that I fully
appreciated the Basuto ponies. In and
out among the big bowlders and cacti
The JCew Girdle. .
A -popular silk girdle is made of satin
or silk ribbon and Is about four inches
wide at the back, sloping to two Inches
at each end. where is fastened a stout
ring. The rings do not meet in front.
They are about three inches apart and
are drawn together in a quite novel
way by ribbons of the color of the belt
fastened to each ring and passed from
one through the other, pulled tight, of
course, and tied together. This belt is
braced in the back by bones incased in
the lining. Harper's Bazar.
Thouaht of Hint.
rapa Are you sure that you and
mamma thought of me while you were
Grace Yes. We heard a man kick
ing op a great row about his breakfast
at the botel, and mamma said, "That's
joct like papa."
The curves that are to complete the
track improvements of the Tri-City
Railway company in Bock Island are I
being distributed at various points
along the system where they are to
be used and where they will "be pat in j
i Tin Izi Ya tint town BcgSt
Special Business Mention
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to tne best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
Suits made to
Cleaning and re
done at lowest
at mmi Systran.
Black Joe Cream
It to Uu sraaalatt raa
L E. West, Gum Co.
011 Seventeenth St.
Rook Island, III,
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
8. A. MAQER
Seoond a vs. and
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing and cutting.
Also heavy or
DroB forgiag a
peel alt j.
110 Nineteenth St
34th St. and
3rd Ave. Bock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general light
118-116 West Seventeenth street.
All kinds of job
bins' done neatly
and at reasonab'e
screens, a spec
ialty. Shop and
residence. 1 1 C 1
Beck Island, 111.
I, A, LEITILm
Street, Rook Is
Hull & Co.
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
Bisters of the visi
tation, 2038 Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday, Sept. IS.
MUSIO. ART, EL
and the languages.
at moderate pri
L. A. Book
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
taken for all peri
odicals. 10C1 Third avenue.
H. 8. BACHMAH
In town to
1905 Second avenue.
Rook Island, 11L
SCRAP I ROW,
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool ATal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 4MS,
Book Island, I1L
The next session
Tth. i860. Phflo
For terms and full
to REV. J. T. A.
If you Intend do
ing any building esll
Shop and residence
at No. 1234 Thirty
eighth street, Rook
F.J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second ay.,
Your entire ward
robe clesned and
pressed for Si per
month. Work called
tor and delivered.
a new Invention.
830 Bridge Avenue,
If POISONOUS DRUGS HAVK FAILED
TO CORK YOU, TRY NATURE'S
PROF. W. A. JACOBS, the great
Maanetle Healer will cure you
of any disease In a short time with
out the use of drugs.
Office: Flat No. 1 Industrial
Home building, Book Island.
Office hours 10 to 13 a m., 1 to 6 p. m.,
and 6:80 to 8 p. m. '
V. T. U&gUl,
Offloe fn Masonic
SO) to lfroo a aa. .
1:M to 4:30 p. m.
Rock Island, m,
la pubiie schools.
tjlvate studio In Y.
M- O. a. building.
Offloe hours, 4 to a
and 7 to 0 p. m. and
all day Saturdays.
o. D. DO RAN,
CROWN St BRIDGE
work a specialty
on, Fourth Ave.
FLOUR n i ',11(1
tle.h St. and
We give the
for the least
Tom A. Marshal
AlphaTllL Biggsvllle, TIL
Eur Ungtan, Iowa.
Cord ora. 111.
Columbus Jo Iowa.
Cstlar Kaplda, Iowa.
Fort Madison, Iowa.
Galena. IB, ,
Mrftje OvSTAMCC LlNCft
ML Plreatt, lows.
New Boston, m.
Kew Windsor, IIL
Kortn uixiarson, ilu
I"ort Pyron, 111.
Pr rnptinu, TIL
Rock I dan1, IU.
Hwsn Creek, TO.
he Anguuae, IIL
Tsrtor Ridge, EL
Walunt Grows, DL
Ww-t Liberty, Iowa,
Yatas City, IJL
J. F. RoamsoK, President L. S. MoCabs Vice Erosldent. H. E. CaStsbi, Cashier
Central Trust and Savings Bank,
Rock Island, ILl.
Incorporated Under Stat4 Law.
Capital 8tock, 8100,000. Four Per Cent Interest
rata on ueposil
L. D. MuSge,
Louis A. Schmidt
BOARD OF DIRECTOAS.
Peter Fries, L. S. MoCabe, E. D Bweenej
O. J. Larkin, J. F. Robinson, Henry W. Treason,
James J. La Veils, H E. Casteel, H. D. Maek,
Sweeney A Walker, Solicitor
MONEY LOANED ON PERSONAL, COLLATERAL OB RlfVL ESTATE SECCKITr.
Open daily 9 a. m. to 3 p. s- Saturdays 7 to 8 p. m.
Office in Rock Island National Bank Valldlng.
Rock Island Savlnks Bank
Hock Island. HI
Incorporated Under the
Four Per Cent Paid on
Monet Loaned On Personal Collateral Or Real Est ate Security.
X M. Buford, President.
John Crabevgh. Vloe Pvestdasa,
P. Gresnawait, Cashiac
Began buslncw July . ism. and oeeaptea
. J& comer of Mitchell
XL 8. Cahie.
H. P. Hun,
K W. Hurst,
8 olioi tors Jackson a ad Hdrst,
J. M. Bulora