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THE ARGUS, WJ2DXESD AY, NOVEMBER 27, 1901.
AuDUUe4 Dally and Weekly 1034 Second
Avenue, Rock blind. III. Entered t the
Postofllce m Second-class matter.
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11.00 per year la advance.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
ablp In Soek Island county.
Wednesday, Xov. 27,
Let all fi-ive thank".
It's tip to t ! turkey.
A soldier in Philippines found u
coin istriTTk by Maximinus, 3rt .. I).
A $10,000,000 combination in plaster
is bein formed. I'lie country is pret
ty well plastered with trusts already.
If Saui Van Sjmt can sidetrack the
railroad trust he will deserve a big.
ger offiee than plover nor of linne
sota. The Itoers have taken about three
hundred more Itritish prisoners.
That's the kind of r-Urr stuff that
Many a fowl tragedy will jo un
recorded tomorrow, and there will 1
no expressions of horror if the "stiif
tin is knocked out of the victim
into the bargain.
The leading nntipiitt dealers of
Jiome have organized a trust and will
proceed immediately to raise the
price of their wares. It is a jreat
ajre in which we are living.
The trustees of the Western Illi
nois State Normal school at Macomb
will meet in Chicago Saturday when
the selection of teachers for the
school will Iw the especial business.
The eople of Illinois are not like
ly to take up with I-oriiner and his
combination of sjMtilsmen in the com
ing campaign but to shut out l.ori
mer is to shut out the present state
administration. Springtield News.
How Thjr Won in Quaker Cily.
The reports that reach the public
since the election plainly show that
Pennsylvania is controlled by as con
spicuous a H.litical ring as ever man
ipulated politics for gain. The state
has not a republican form of govern
ment, and the eopie there do not
govern themselves, but are governed
by a machine. In the recent election
in Philadelphia. ballot-lo. stuffers
and repeaters won over honest men.
And yet to their shame be it said
there are republicans all over the
country who exult over the defeat of
the reform fusion ticket there
There are more foreigners in Xew
York than in any city in the country.
and yet the districts where these for
eigners reside and whicll are largely
democratic, voted for the reform tic
ket headed by Seth Low. There are
more native voters in Philadelphia
than in any other city in the L'niou
and yet in the districts where the na
tive voters reside the corrupt ionists
get their largest majorities. This
contrast is most creditable to dem
ocracy and most discredita ble to the
How some of the Itallot-lxix stuf
fing was accomplished in Philadelphia
is thus -told by the Wilmington. Del.,
l J n election tlay tnere was a no
ticeable alienee from this city of col
ored brick-makers. Manufacturers of
the product, as well as other business
men who employ colored lalxirers. re
call that many of their employes
were not at work on that da v. and to
several of these business men colored
Jaborers have acknowledged that
thev took part in the Pennsylvania
"It is said that hundreds of colored
men were induced to go to Philadel
phia and vote manv times for the
0.uay machine gang.
"When seen today by a representa
tive of the Evening Journal, a young
colored man said in reply to the ques
tion whether he voted in Philadelphia
last Tuesday, Yes. sah. I did. vote in
Philadelphy, and dar wus a hole lot
more of dese ciillud fellers wot voted
'What did you get fo voting'
asked the reporter.
" 'We got $5 fer de day's work and
dey paid our car fares, and gub us al
we cud eat and drink.
"'Did you rote more than once"J
I guess I did. fer I voted elery
place dat they took me to,' he repliel.
Did any of the other men vote
more than once? was the next query.
'Deed dey did. boss, fer one ub our
Tellers said dat he voted seven times,
and wus sertinly drunk when he got
back wid us.
"'How many Wilmingtonians took
part In the election?
I apeca dat dee was about a hun
dred, w'en we lef dis town, but we'en
we got to de city d?y 'tided up and
gib us in bunches to some feller wat
tuV us to de vo tin places, said he.
seems that the Quay-Ashbridge"
machine sent men here who in:luced
colored men - to go to Philadelphia
and vote their ticket, promising them
plenty of money, food, shelter and
protection. The. colored repeaters
evidently got nil that was promised
While congress is governing the
Filipinos without their consent, it
should also throw its protecting
shield around the city of Urotherly
lve which seems to have alxlicated
local self-government and is ruled by
consent, by debnuchers of the ballot
Colombia's War Center.
Colon, the scene of, the Colombian
war, in which the United States has
taken a hand, is descriln-d by W. K.
Curtis in his work. "Iletween the An
des and the Ocean," as follows: "
"To look at it from a 'distance
from the deck of a ship in the harbor
Colon is one of the prettiest town
on the roast, but when you get
ashore it is a lisapMiintiiient and a
delusion. The hotises are built of
wood, instead of stone, as in Pana
ma. Colon is one of the few places
in South America where steamers
can go up to the dock. There is a
great deal of commerce. The harbor
is dangerous, Itecause the entrance
is toward the north, and the tierce
gales they call northers come howl
ing over the Cariblx'an sea two or
three times in the winter season
alxMit us frequently us blixards in
our own land. The ships have to go
out mid steam around in the storm
or go ashore.
'l he railroad company occupies an
ciitl of the town with shops and
boarding houses, and the canal com
pany the other end. where there is a
group of villas of the most ornate
iikI elaborate 'gingerbread school of
architect lire. These were erected by
Count de Iesscps for the comfort of
his large and luxurious staff of man
agers and engineers."
Cutler a cocoanut grove at the rail
road end of Colon is n statue erected
in honor of William II. Aspinwall.
I oh ii I.. Stephens and Henry Chaun-
cey. w ho brought alxnit rapid tran
sit across the isthmus. Near this
monument is the American consu
late. The distance lie t ween Colon
and Panama is 47 miles.
Little Sample of Protection. t
A sample of protection is furnished
bv a recent decision of the tresisiiry
department. It seems that the books
and relics of l.a Fayette were recent
y offered for sale in Paris, and two
Americans patriotically secured o
tions upon them for which they
agreed to pay $40.immi. with the inten
tion of presenting them to the con
gressional library. Judge of tlie sur
prise 'of these generous Americans
when informed by the custom otticinls
that before these l-ii Fayette relics
could pass through the custom house
thev must pay $1.KK in duties.
Americans who revere the name of
li Fayette will feel indignant that
the country is to be deprived of these
relics of the noble and patriotic
Frenchman who helped to make us a
nation, that the "infant -industry" of
some monopoly may ! enabled to de
prie the consumers of their goods.
The Field of Literature.
"The Pictures and the Pineapples.
a stcry in the Christmas McClure's.
is chock full of fun and incident of
the most original kind. You get into
the swing of it in the first line, ami it
fairly gallops you through to the end.
iuisepjes broken English is irresist
ible; you like him on the spot, and
you tollow him on his search for
Kosa into the squalid tenement dis
trict, watch him break his way to her
with his bag of pineapples and carry
her off in triumph with silent aj-
plause. only wishing you had leen
there yourself to lend a hand with
another bag of pineapples. And the
pictures, by Charlotte Harding, tell
the story almost as well as the text
Like the November number, the
Christmas issue of I.eslies Popular
Monthly is lieuutifullj decorated
with color plate illustrations,' anil
the .general apearance of the maga
zine is notable among the monthlies.
The ojiening article written by the
famous showman. Frank C Postock.
is illustrated by a scre of sketches
anil finished portraits of living ani
mals drawn from life by Charles C.
Hull. Hut the article'which will per
haps arouse the greatest attention
is written by Israel Zangwill. upon
the longcherished design of the
Jews to redeem and rejeople the
holy land. It is a scheme such as
ha never lief ore leen tried in his
tory, for here colonists are seeking
to found a mother country. Anoth
er paper of importance is contrili
uted by tien. Hallington Hooth. and
entitled "The Personal Apeal of the
Volunteers." As fjr stories, the
numlier is full of them. One a de
lightful story by the author of
"Your Uncle Iw," another by the
rising novelist, William Mo Ieod
Itaine. a third by Onoto Watanna, a
fourth by Sewell Ford, and still an
other by Cy Warman. and others yet.
The ingenuous Diary of a -Japanese
Girl is continued in this number,
while Maurice Hewlett's novel con
tinues its delightful course. In Mar
ginalia Gelett Burgess appears at the
head of a band of humorists.
Ton know what constipation Is and
that It results In. Avoid those bad
results by curing yourself with, Liver
Lax. It never fails. Moves the bow
els gently and -without griping. Cures
torpid liver.' 23 cents. Never fails.
T. IX. THOMAS, Leading Druggist-
Aunt, Hannah's Money
BV M. yCAIH.
Annt Hannah, as everybody called
the Widow Wr.ty. was about lifty
when the lucideuts I am alsiiit to relate
l:apH-ucd. and lived on a farm four
miles from Hie town of Hi vington. It
was pretty generally kuowu that she
had several thousand dollars in bunk,
anil she was always sokcu of as a
level headed woiiwiu. Aunt Iltiuuah
hud no fear of banks until four such
institutions hi the county went to
smash one nfier the other. They had
lK-eti dragged down by the failure of
business linns, and a lively panic fol
lowed. The bank in which the widow
deposited was sound as :i uut, but the
other failures frightened her. and she
started off one day to draw her money
uud hide It about the house. She drove
to town aloue hi it oue horse wagon,
and her check for $8," was promptly
At hlli uooii. as the woman was re
turning home with her mind at rest,
she encountered a stranger on the high
way. He was proceeding in her direc
tion, and as he walked with a limp she
promptly offered 'him a lift.
When he had taken a scat leside her
iu the.wagou. he gave his nahie aud
explaiucd that he was on his way to
pee a certain farmer. At the end of a
mile the road forked, aud it was just
there, with no one lu sight, and Aunt
Hannah never doiibtiug the stranger's
story, that he suddenly turned and
seized her by the throat. He seemed to
Uavc lingers of iron, and she was soon
.lone for. The man thru turned the
horse into the riidit hand road, aud U
souu as a long hill hail lieeu ascended
the rig was driven inio the woods until
in ohl sugar bush shauty was reached.
This place was forty rods from the
thoroughfare, and there wus hardly a
chance of It liciusr visited.
Aunt Hannah regained consciousness
as the shanty was reached, and she
was pushed inside and tied hand and
foot with tlu lines from the harness.
The mau was a robber, but not n ruf
fian. Ho begged to be excused for
choking her and making her prisoner
and lamented the fart that she might
have to remain there for a day or two
before iM'iug found. He intimated that
he had a partner in the job and had
been posted as to when she was to
draw out her money. He was for leav
ing the place as soon as he had lmnle
her secure, but after an absence of ten
minutes from the shanty he returned
to say that he would wait until night.
As mad as the widow was over the af
fair she always gave the man due cred
it for certain thing;'. IIt brought" her
water to quench her thirst. Indulged In
no threats and made the situation as
comfortable as possible. She said that
he was far more intelligent, aud enter
taining than the majority of men. You
nay guess that she made an effort to
bring about a chaugi; of heart in him
and get off with her money. She ap
pealed to his sense of honor, generosity
aud all that, but he couldn't be moved.
Th'.'ti she tried bluster, but he only
laughed at her. He wouldn't even di
vide with her on her solemn promise
not to have hi in ptusiK d.
At -I o'clock in the afternoon the man
went out to scout arouud and probably
to meet his confederate. At that hour
I approached tlu shantc through tin
woods. I was a boy .f sixteen aud was
hunting for a cow which had strayed
away. As 1 caught nojrlit of the horse
and wagon I advanced more cautious
ly, wouderiug what strangers could
have to do hi that place, and you can
imagine my surprise when I at length
peeped In and saw Aunt Hannah a
prisoner. She did not know me. but no
sooner had her eyes falhn upon tup
than she rattled off her story and asked
me to go to the nearest fartnhoiwe for
help. I had turned to hurry away
when she changed her mind uhd called
me in to untie her. I had the lashings
off In a minute, and then she said:
"Now, boy, if you will do as I tell
you I will give you five hundred dol
ors. You are big and strong, aud. you
Xi'.'rdn't be afraid. (Jet two stout clubs.
tr.d we will stand on each side of the
door. When the man comes back, we
must both strike as hard as we can."
If I had been given time to think it
over, I might have run away iu a funk,
but Aunt Hannah hurried things along
ro fast that I hadn't time to get rat
tled. I looked about for the clubs, and
we had not been waiting more than teu
minutes when we heard the man "ap
proaching. He was whistling below
his breath and uususpjcioiiM. I saw
Auut Haunah draw a long breath aud
grip her club, and I followed suit, aud
as the fellow stepped in we lmth dealt
him fair blows. He weut down like
a log, and there was no need for me
to sit on his head. We had him lashed
lu a minute, and I took the package
of money from his breast pocket and
handed it to the woman. She sat down
and couuted it over and then had a
crylug siell. She was wiping her tears
away when the robber recovered con
sciousness and found the tables turn
ed. He at once began cursing and
threatening and struggling, but he was
helpless. When I started ait ay for
help. Aunt Hannah stood over him
with a club, aud she was still on guaid
when I returned with three or four
farmers. During the interval, as she
iouiewbat reluctantly admitted, she
had been compelled to whack the fel
low a dozen times to improve his lan
guage. The rest was all plain sailitig. Tho
money went back to tlu bunk, and the
robler wont to jail, and in due time he
received a sentence of five years in
state prison. He took th matter very
philosophically, and his tones were al
most brotherly .as be tolJ uut Han-
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Corner Second and Harrison Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
Free Ferry Tickets
COOD FOIl SKASON 1 DO I .
Our ajent will 1? at the Davenxrt landing and will distribute o.ou
jHitis which, when presented at tho liostou Store, will entitle you to
two Free Ferrv Tickets. Coupons will Ik; distributed each day from
'J:80 to 11:00 ii. m. and 2:00 to o:00 p. m.
DON'T FORGET OUR GREAT CUT
PRICE SALE OF BOOKS.
Tveiv"e mo. clot It hound IkjoUs ."c, iiOo books l.c, 17c. T.'h- uml 1
books" for 1 Ic, etc.
CALENDARS XMAS CARDS
We doubt if you'll see a larger
line -anywhere many new and
pretty novelties that are strictly
l'.MH "ideas, prices sf-J.oO down to
le each. You'll lind them near
Make your doll selections while
the slock is complete at our
doll department. You will
find dolls of every description,
from the ra; doll to the linesi
1). P. registered doll; prices up
to. each 35.00
Kid Itodv dolls from $:'.b0 down
to . . . 12c
Dressed dolls from sfi.H.i down
Dull heads from $1.."0 down
Then we have the sailor
dresses, the loV ami baby dolls,
dolls with braided hair, curled
KNIT DOLL CLOTHES!
Sets consist of Knit Muff, Coat,
Hat and Shoes; set for. . . 48f
f. 'W -" - : V 'V
Gold Crown Dental Parlors
The day has come .when the people demand something hotter
than the old method of extracting teeth. There h re improve
ments in every other line ami it stands to reason that we
should improve in dentistry. We have a preparation of our
own which renders the operation of extracting teeth as jaiu
1 ss as tin' removing of "a shoe from the foot. And we lo it
without the slightest danger to the most delicate p;;l;ci;t : 1 1 -1
without any unpleasant after effects whatever.
Call and see us sind hae your teeth examined free of
charge. We also give a written guarantee for ten oars for all
work done in our office.
Tim Rest oi Work at tlu; Lowest Prices.
Ollice corner Third avenue aud Seventeenth street.
Over Treinann's Meat Market.
Recent Shipment of
At Summer Prices at
PARIDON & SON.
419 Seventeenth f-treet. Telephone 4753.
hah"! hat his on'e 'nristatCeTii" the whole
affair was made at the very beginning.
He ought to have choked her to death
and hidden her body In the roadside
bushes Instead of elopiug with bur.
rrudence Is common sense well
trained In the art of manner, of dis
crimination and of address.
are among the best ksown
of the many dangerous
wild plants and shrubs.
To touch or handle them
quickly produces swelling
aud inflammation with in
tense itching and burning
of the skin. The eruption
soon disappears, the suf
ferer hopes forever; but
almost as soon as the little blisters and
pustules appeared the poison had reached
the blood, and will break out at regular
intervals and each time in a more aggra
vated form. This poison will loiter in the
pystcm for years, and every atom f it
mustle forced out of the blood before you
can expect a perfect, permanent cure.
is the only cure for Poison Oak, "Poison
Ivy, and all noxious plants. It is com
posed exclusively of roots and herbs. Now
13 the time to get the poison out of your
tystem, as delay makes your condition
worhe. Don't experiment longer with
sal ves, washes and soaps they never cure.
Mr. S. M. M.ma!l, boottctpcr of th? Atlanta
(Ga.) Gas Li;; lit Co., -as poisoned wiia Poison
Oak. lie took Sulphur, Arsenic aud various
other c5ruir5. and applied externally numerous
lotions and salves with no benefit. At timea the
welhoc and inflammation was so aevere be was
almost blind. For eight years the poison would
break out every s-asoa. H:sronditioti was much
improve! after taking one bottle rf S. S. S, and
a few bottles cleared h:a blood of the poison, and
all evidences of the disease disappeared.
Teople are of ten .poisoned without
knowing when or how. Explain vour case
fully to our physicians, and they will
cheerfully give such information and ad
vice as you require, without cliarge, and
we will send at the same time an interest
ing book on Elood and Skin Diseases.
THE SWIFT SreCinC CO, ATUNTJtU..'
M it-' . !. -"sC?
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I i Im W Lilt " I
An immense variety of new
Sterling- Silver Novelties beau
tiful articles, bought expressly
for the holiday tra le. many of
the 50c pieces you would think
cheap at $1, the 'J'n- ones cheap
CHOICE 50 CENTS
Sterling Silver Articles, French
gray color, paper knives, tootli
and nail brushes, nail liles, cut-,
iclo. knives, manicure scissors,
letter seals, roller blotters, hat
CHOICE 25 CENTS
A lot of the latest, design Ster
ling Silver Toilet. Articles, as
the ."c ones but lighter weight.
CHOICE 75 CENTS
Beautiful jewel top line of
Sterling Siher Novelties. Seals,
Darners, Hat I'rushes. Mutters.
Toilet. Articles, Tea liells, etc.
THE BABY JUMPER
Swing. Icd and cliair beats a
rocker all hollow price. 4.50
'dv vv vAv. vftv vfv 7) $V VV -.
Chicago Dental Company
- V '.it , i' r
For Painless Dentistry
Call and have your teeth exam
ined free. We will tell you what
your filling or crowning will cost
before the work is commenced.
Sets of teeth, if you need them,
or if your old ones do not fit call
on us and we guarantee a fit. Our
'Thin Klastic Plates do not take
up room in the mouth like the
old ones do, and fit when all oth-
ers fail by our method.
Gold Fillings, $1 and up
Gold Crowns, 4 to 6
Set of Teeth, '$5 and up
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug Store. .
Your clot hes cleaned, pressed
and repaired and i-hoes bhimtl
for $1 icr month.
J. K. LEMMF, Manager.
if7 FiXtn Avenue. Phone SKl-grcen
- -v. xT,'
TV -. 1
en it only costs $1.00 per -month to have your clothes pressed
your shoes shined.k There's no excuse for wearing "liay1
trousers or not having vour
Clothes called for and delivered .. Steam cleaning; and dying of
curtains, gloves, furs, draperies, carpets and blankets, etc.
Open week days from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. a
Sundays from U a. m. to 2:30 p. in. '
COME IN AND GET A FIRST-CLASS SHINE FOR 5 CENTS.
new I'AxrroRioi ci.ru.
ED. DUBINSKY, Prop.
Telephone Green 373.
Relative amount of
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IDEAL Boilers cr.d A.HER1CAN Iad:itors
THE GREAT SENSATION
Capt. Louis Soreho's Deep-Sea Divers
in their realistic production
"A TRIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA "
Shank's Moving Pictures and Stage performance everv niht under direction
of CHARLES G. IMHOIT. Rring the 1-hiIdrerf".
Rock Island Indusurial Fair, Commencing Nov. 18
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via Scenic Line
Daily First-class Sleeper
jjt via Colorado, passing the Grandest
? Nevada hv riavlifht. Direct
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S. F. Boyd, Gen'l Agt. Pass. Dept., Davenport.
matism is a disease of
the blood. Perhaps it
is, and perhaps it is not.
If it is a blood disease,
why is it the pain often
stays in the same place ?
Vhy is it the blood
doesn't always carry the
disease all over the body
and into every muscle
and joint? Your doctor
may be able to explain
s aoie to explain
it is all guesswork
Omega Oil is what
ought to use for Rheumatism.
It is to be well rubbed on the
place where the pain is. No
matter whether the trouble is
in the blood or not Omega
Oil goes in, finds it out and
cures it. What's the odds so
long as you get relief?
Drink plenty of fresh
water every night and
morninjz while usinsr
Omega Oil. The water will keep the kidneys well
flushed, and will bring about a quicker cure of Rheuma
tism. -1. ry this plan tor two
Look Neat ?
.1909 Second Avenue, Opp. Spencer S quare
fuel consumed to warm
a 9 room house
Channon, Perry 5c Co
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Through to San Francisco
Scenery of the Rockies and Sierra
Connections to Los Angeles.
s -tries ts? fn
ssrJs w --fe-j-i-J
any - fj"p
you 'r$j YgSk
weeks and see the result.
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