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THE AEGTIS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1901.
aDluned Da.Il od Weekly ftt 1624 Second
venue. Rock blud. El. Entered the
Poatofflce m Seeond-daaa matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Deny, 10 eenu per week. Weekly,
LOO per year la adrknce.
All eomxDonicaUons of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, must
bare real name attached for publication. No
suck articles wU be printed over fictitious sig
natures. Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Roek Island county.
Saturday, Nov. 16.
A report just issued says the Alpine
accidents during the post year reach
ed a total of 119.
The small boy's suggestion that if
there is a shortage in freight cars
they ought to be made longer, is not
Upon, the expiration of his present
term in 1903. Mr. Allison, of Iowa,
will have been a United States sena
tor 30 consecutive years.
The Boston Journal has discovered
and printed the names and residences
of 8 IS couples in New England who
have been married 50 or more j-ears.
Justice of the Peace Hopkins, of
East Fishkill, . X. Y., ran for office
once too often. After 49 victories he
was defeated last election for the
The Kansas City Star defines
"thrift to be that quality which en
ables an Italian to start out with a
basket of fruit and finish by owning
a block of business houses.
England is sending the Australian
mail across the United States by
short cut. If we should ever become
jealous of her, says the New York
Commercial, we'll read her postal
Election expense statement of a
woman candidate for a membership
in the school board in Xewburg. X.
Y.: "No talk, no money, no prom
ises, no solicitation, no intimidation,
no bribery, no cigars, or 'schoon
ers. " Evidently the coming woman
in politics is to take herself seriously.
Because a pert telephone girl in
Seattle refused to connect a subscrib
er with the fire department when he
wanted to give notice of a fire a loss
of $00,000 was incurred, and now the
telephone company is being sued for
damages by the person thus served
and by the insurance company which
suffered the loss. Simply another
argument in favor of the direct fire
An inmate of the Soldiers home at
Quincy writes the Springfield State
Register that the institution is badly
managed and that old soldiers there
are out of patience with Gov. Yates.
He says: If Alschuler had been
elected governor and the inmates of
the home had to eat the kind of
grub they are getting now there
would be the biggest kick in the
camp, that was ever heard of in such
an institution." The old soldier holds
Gov. Yates responsible for the de
plorable condition of things there,
and says the old soldiers at the home
are indignant, and will make it hot
for the governor when they get a
chance at him.
Oar Distinguished Visitor.
The fact that Rock Island is about
to be honored with a visit from the
Swedish prelate. Bishop von Scheele
and Lady von Scheele, is interesting
in more ways than one. The bishop
comes as the high representative of
the state church of Sweden to the
Swedish chudches and institutions of
America, by direction of the king.
Although the Swedes and their cous
ins of Norway, and Denmark have
come to the United States in such
great numbers as to become impor
tant factors in our national life,
nevertheless the notables of Sweden
in particular have not been frequent
.visitors to the United States.
It is a distinction peculiarly true of
the Swedish people that of all the
foreigners who come to our shores to
cast their lots, none are more inten
sely loyal and enthusiastic in the
epiritof devotionto the adopted coun
try, and none bear in their hearts
deeper or more abiding attachments
for their native land. The Swedes
who after having settled in America
have returned at intervals to .visit
their old home across the seas, were
not inclined to go back to stay even
when they had acquired enough of
.this world's goods to enjoy a position
of affluence at home. They did not
seem to have lost a particle of their
natural love and respect for their na
tive land, but nevertheless, they call
ed themselves Americans and enter
tained a different view of life. They
still loved their old home but they
loved America too fondly to give up
their citizenship in the republic. Thus
Bishop von Scheele finds his country
men in the United States today. The
distinguished divine must indeed have
felt his patriotism stirred to its pro-
foundest depths at Undsborg, Kan,
this week, where the 20th anniversary
festival of Bethany college was in
progress. The bone and sinew of
Sweden, transferred' to a new land,
has not only deported itself so as to
bring honor to the Swedish nation,
but has been equal to the splendid
achievement of creating and support
ing an institution of learning which,
while Swedish, is nevertheless. Ameri
can in a true and beautiful sense.
The' same situation he will find re
peated.aUAugustana. To behold that
Swedes can be Swedes and yet
Americans to their hearts core must
make a profound impression upon the
envoy of King Oscar. As a western
newspaper has said: "True to their
own country and faithful to America.
Bishop von Scheele may well say to
the king of Sweden when he returns
that the Swedish-Americans have
brought such glory and pride to the
Scandinavian name as -to recall its
ancient power and prestige."
Tbe Party of Morality in Pennsylva
It is very doubtful whether the re
publicans could hold Pennsylvania
if it was not for the humbuggery em
ployed by the high morality party in
the elections. This fraudulent work
is not confined to Philadelphia, but
is used by the machine bosses all
over "the state, wherever they have
the power and the opport unity to
employ it. Had there been a fair
election in Pennsylvania last week
the democrats would have, carrietl
the state by a large majority. As
it was, the republican tactics only
pulled the party ticket through by a
beggarly majority. In Philadelphia
alone there was the most scandalous
pollution of the ballot boxes, and the
republicans voted more fraudulent
votes in that city alone than their
majority in the state. The Philadel
phia Press, a republican paper, de
clares that repeaters plied their evil
work at every polling place, and that
policemen paid to protect citizens re
fused protection and were them
selves most active workers for the
machine ticket, and aided and abet
ted in the fraudulent practices. The
"Our local columns tell in part the
hideous story of political bulldozing,
unfairness and fraud. It is of neces
sity but a small part of the total.
Further details will doubtless be giv
en in court. Enough is known to
prove that in the least a dozen wards
of ihe city yesterday the election
was a farce. The rights of voters
were disregarded, and the result
there represents nothing but the will
of the machine enforced by unscru
pulous and ruffianly agents.
"Every decent-minded citizen of
Philadelphia must feel the shnme and
disgrace of this condition of affairs.
Suffrage is polluted at its fountain
head and elections made a record of
successful fraud. The police con
tributed to this political debauchery,
not furtively and on their own ac
count, but openly, knowing that they
in no other way could, mo. surely se
cure the good will of theirsuperiors.
A more general appointment of the
right kind of overseers would have
contributed greatly to keeping down
fraud yesterday. I lad the court been
in fession, many who improjerly
were denied the right to vote could
have had Iheir rights restored and
enforced, but the court which has
sat on many other election days to
see that justice was done and wrongs
were righted consulted its ense yes
terday and adjourned over the legal
"There was nothing, therefore, left
but a few magistrates to withstand
the machine raid" on the ballot boxes.
They did a noble service. The union
party committee and its agents did
much to abate the evil. But enough
fraud and intimidation remained un
checked and unrebuked to cause
every self-respecting Philadelphian
to hang his head in shame, for the
corruption and wrong was not only
tolerated but expedited and encour
aged by the. agents of our municipal
government and of the machine that
Pleasing Sign of the Times.
The blue and the gray are no longer
separated in the south. The Spanish
war, followed by President McKin
ley's conciliatory policy has cemented
the sections. This is splendidly prov
en by a very remarkable soldiers
home now being built at Johnson
City, Tenn. In this retreat both
union and confederate veterans and
the soldiers of the war with Spain
will find a haven for their declining
days. This home will comprise 33
buildings, among them a memorial
hall, a mess hall, a chapel and a can
teen; they will occupy a site a mile
and three-quarters long and three
quarters of a mile wide in the heart
of the mountains; the grounds will
be laid out by a landscape gardener,
and each' barrack will have its own
Tennessee gives the ground and
congress appropriates $1,000,000 for
construction of the buildings. This
is the first home of the character yet
Spreads Uk Wildfire.
When things are "the best they
become "the best selling. Abraham
Hare, a leading druggist, of , Belle
ville, O., writes: "Electric Bitters
are the best Belling bitters I have
handled in 20 years."- You know
why? Most diseases begin in disor
ders of stomach, liver, kidneys, bow
els, blood and nerves. Electric Bit
ters tones up the stomach, regulates
liver, kidneys and bowels, purines the
blood, strenghtens the nerves, hence
cures multitudes of maladies. It
builds .up the entire system. Puts
new life and vigor into any weak,
sickly, run-down, man or woman.
Price -60 cents. Sold by Hartz &
Before the Revolution there stood a
time worn edifice of moldering brick
In the now magnificent pleasure
ground. Central park, Xew York. Iso
lated and bleak, the old bouse had
bceu untenanted for years when Hush
Garrbolt saw tit to make it bis habita
tion. The last man who had lived there be
fore Hugh Garrbolt died there alone.
Nor was he kuowii to be dead until a
wanderer, demanding shelter at Its
Iron bound door and receiving no re
ply, forced an eutrance and beheld a
human skeleton seated in an oaken
chair. From the very day that the man
told this tale the shunned dwelling had
been called the Skeleton's House.
Hutrh Garrbolt, with a 6iiecr that had
been grooving his thlu. bard face for
sixty years, went alone to the house of
the skeleton. The burghers waited for
two days and then nodded through
clouds of smoke that Hugh Garrbolt
was a fool. But when he returned on
the third day with a bag of coin so
heavy that he staggered uuder It the
burghers opened their eyes and whis
tled that Hugh Garrbolt was a very
wise personage.- Twelve mouths rolled
on, and still the skeleton of the dead
buccaneer held grim aud unmolested
watch over the table, when youug
Albert Vandemeer paid it a visit.
Albert was the only sou of a worthy
widow whose husband had died when
Albert was but ten years old. One fine
day some phlegmatic youth, who en
vied Albert for his courage, bantered
him to go and spend a stormy night in
the Skeleton's House.
Albert consented and chose that very
night. He walked cautiously around
the house till he found entrance in the
rear, and, cutlass in hand, entered. At
first he could discern nothing, but when
his eyes lecanie accustomed to the
gloom he saw the silent and fleshless
sentinel still grinning In terrible mock
ery of mortality over the worm eaten
Looking closely, the youth saw that
wires kept Its ghastly skull erect, and
as his keen eyes roved sharply around
he noticed n part of the earthen floor
much more beaten down than the re-,
mainder, and followed this slight path
to a small trapdoor above iu the oaken
To loosen his pistols in his belt and
ascend, with his cutlass ready for any
thing unexpected, was hut the work of
an instant. A steady pressure" forced
up the trap, and a flood of light poured
In upon the small apartment above
from a window there wide oikui.
Tercelving a door near, Albert boldly
opened it and found himself in the
presence of a lovely girl of some fif
teen or sixteen years, whose look of
terror and disgust as he entered Im
mediately changed to one of hope and
"Ah, you have come to take nie
away!" she exclaimed. "But where la
"He? Who?" said Albert.
"The dwarf! The Bed Dwarf! The
monster that my uncle has placed over
me to keep me In this horrible place."
"I hare seen no such animal." said
the bewildered Albert.
A shrill yell, like the cry of some
fierce boast, thrilled upon the car, and
as Albert turned the door was dashed
open, and the scream of terror that
pealed from the youug girl's lips told
him that the newcomer was her dread
ed jailer. ,
The Bed Dwarf was a horribly de
formed 'roan, with a brutal visage, as
scarlet as vermilion; with yellow, shag
gy hair and arms so long that the
hunchbacked monster resembled a huge
ape more than a human being.
"What are you here for? Go away!
She's to be my wife when nugh comes
back! Go away!'"
"Oh, if you go, take me away with
you." 6a Id the girl. "My uncle stole me
from my parents In Virginia. He Is
keeping me to force my father, the hus
band of Garrbolt's sister, to sign away
all his property to him. Do not leave
With a yell, the Red Dwarf was at
The dwarf was a giant in strength
and as active as a panther. He howled,
snapped his teeth, and tried to sink
them into Albert's throat, who used his
strength alone, disdaining the weapons
in his belt and having cast aside his
For half an hour the contest was
doubtful, but at length Vandemeer,
exerting all his prowess, hurled his foe
headlong down the trap just as the
head and face of Hugh Garrbolt was
peering from below.
The weight and Impetus of the van
quished dwarf bore Garrbolt down
with him against one of the iron spikes
used as a means of ascent, and there,
hanging by the great nail, piercing un
der his right ear, Hugh Garrbolt was
for a moment suspended until a des
perate struggle cast him headlong to
the floor below dead.
The dwarf, senseless and bleeding,
lay gasping under the corpse of his
father for such was the relation borne
to him by Hugh Garrbolt.
When Albert, with a dozen or more
astonished burghers, returned to the
Skeleton's House the next day, they
found the place a smoking ruin.
The father of Ella soon reached New
York, and In the following year all the
burghers within a mile of AVidow Vnn
demecr's hpuse were seen one evening
slowly smoking with placid joy at the
wedding of Albert Vandemeer and Ella
Sretff Told Him,
- A dissipated and unmannerly noble
man, presuming upon .hln "nobility
once jyjfcd Sir Walter Scott, who eat
oppoa'fiS" hVra ufSuifier, what the dif
ference was between Scott and sot.'
"Just the breadth of the table," re
torted Sir Walter.
THE RIGHT THING.
A New Catarrh Care Which is Rapidly
Coming; to the Front.
For several years, Eucalyptol Gua
iacol and 113-drastiu have been recog
nized as. standard remedies for ca
tarrh troubles, but they have always
been given separately and only very
recently an ingenious chemist sue-
ceeded in combining them, together
with other antiseptics into u pleas
ant, effective tablet.
Druggists sell the remedy under the
name of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets,
and it has met with remarkable suc
cess, in the cure of nasal catarrh,
bronchial and throat catarrh and in
catarrh of the stomach.
Mr. F. X. Benton, whose address is
care of Clark House, Troy, X'. Y.,
says: "When I run up against any
thing that is good I like to tell people
of it. I have been troubled with
catarrh more or less for some time.
Last winter more than ever. Tried
several so-called cures, but did not
get any benefit from them. About
six weeks ago I bought a S0-cent box
of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, and am
glad to say that they have done won
ders for me, and I do not hesitate to
let all my frienas know that Stuart's
Catarrh Tablets are the right thing."
Mr. George J. Casanova, of Hotel
Griffon, West Xinth street. Xew York
City, writes: "I have commenced
using Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, and
already they have given me better
results than any catarrh cure I have
A leading physician of Pittsburg
advises the use of Stuart's Catarrh
Tablets in preference to any other
treatment for catarrh of the head,
throat or stomach.
He claims they are far superior to
inhalers, salves, lotions or powder,
and are much more convenient and
pleasant to take and are so harmless
that little children take Iheni with
benefit as they contain 110 opiate.
cocaine or any jioisonous drugs.
All druggists Stuart's Catarrh
Tablets at 50 cents for full size pack
age, and they are probablv the safest
and most reliable cure for any form
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mis health? Simply keeping the bow
lels. the stomach, the liver and kid-
nevs strong and active. Burdock
Blood Bitters does it.
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Owing to the Enormous Sales the Jast Veek ----Wi ...
OUR GREAT STOVE SALE
will be continued for another week. If you buy a Steel ; Range with
out first seeing the FAMOUS LEXINGTON, you will always regret it.
We are also showing the largest line of Hard and Soft Coal Heaters
in the city at the Lowest Prices.
Into buying: Furniture and Carpets until you call on
llolbrook, especially when you are seeking honest
High...Quaiity a.tid PriccXow
Are the two main essentials that interest you. most.
Compare Prices and Quality and you will trade, here.
Heeei veil another larjre shi
raent of Siilehoanls, il fin
lK'auties, as low as.
Don't von want a Coueh? Yon
can hnv a nice one
Novelty Art Kn;s. Gx!), il np
pretty patterns. . . . Ti U
Oil Cloth patterns, as low
as 7.3, f.
Large hall trees, solid oak. quar
ter sawetl, Treiieli plate
mirrors, new "7 ff
st vies I.UU
Oil Cloth Piinnn;r.
H-r ' pack age
Reed Rockers, q QC
olid comfort 0"J
Extra heavy half wool Carpets,
a large variety .of QQ
Just reeeivetl a large shipment
of (Jo-earts. new r nfl
SO different styles of Kxlcn-
sion Tables. 6 feet
long, solid liaek ....
Large solid oak Minli
Handsome solid oak. polished
litiili. Davenports, OO Cfl
large size LmCmj3
Iirge solid oak. polished finish.
Library Tallies, r Qfl
3-nieee Parlor Suites, mahogany
Cloth Shades. C-foot nn'rt
long, any color CLm-jj
The fourth and last veek of our phenomenal Anniversary Sale is at hand, and
we continue to nil all order, personal or by mail, for each and every article priced.
This week we will add many new pieces of Parlor, Library and Bedroom Furni
ture 'that have not been advertised .. Come this week and see for yourself how
many dollars can le saved by selecting holiday prices this week.
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