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THE AEGUS, WEDNESDAY, JAXTJAEY 8, 1902
PuDiuned Dally and Weekly 1634 Seeod
Avenue, Rock Island, HI. Entered at the
Poatofllce m SeooDd-dM matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 eenu per week. Weekly,
1 00 per year la advance.
All eomiru&Icatlona of poll ileal or artrumer
tatle character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious sl
Correspondence solicited from every town
sblp la Rock Island county.
Wt-diiesclay, Jan. S.
A lictor in Kansas celebrated his
one hnmlreilt h hirthdav anniversary
Sunday. Wonder if he ever took any
Mm. II. M. Smith, enmity superin
tendent of the Pulaski county schools
lor the past twenty years. ,i an
nounced as a candidate for state su-
eriiiteiidf nt, of public instruction.
The Danish minister of justice is
opN)sed to the Danish West Indian
islanders voting on the sale to the
I'nited States. The consent of the
,'overneil is ettini' to be an ;!s.lete
The preparation of. the first vol
ume of the reMrts of the Twelfth
census, just i-oinpleted. required a
fnri H of IMMI iliirinr the Intter n.irt
of lWJO and of more than 1,000 during'
the greater part of 11)01.
Senator Cullom says that recipro
city treaties must be acted upon at
once. The senator, the l!!oomint n
Rtilletiii admonishes, must do noth
ing hastily as the trusts will first
wish to be sure that their monopo
lies are not disturbed.
Away up in the Arctic zone, near
Dyea. Alaska, two farmers raised
Jj.000 bushels of Mtatocs last year.
and will receive for, them $2 a bushel.
They are descriled as Iarre. solid,
mealy and palatable, and contain more
Migar than potatoes grown in this
The grand jury of Warren county
made its report yesterday. Only one
indictment was found and it is really
only an old one made over. It is
against Arthur Call, who has been in
jail in Monmouth since July 10 last.
lie wus indicted and found guilty of
erjury at the last term but the ver
dict was set aside on a technicality.
This indictment is for the same old
For some years .lude Kohlsaat. of
the t'nited States court for the
northern district of Illinois, has been
unable tit give proper attention to
the branch court at Peoria, anil as a
result the dockets of the latter court
have leconie crowded. A Peoria tel
egram says that an arrangement has
been agreed on by which the Peoria
court will be turned over to .Tudge
Humphrey, of Springfield, who will
hold court at Peoria as often as once
a month, or more frequently if nec
cssary to keep the docket cleared.
(Germany has an ironmaster named
Giebler. who has dscovered a new
method of hardening steel that makes
it 110 per cent stronger, .10 er cent
lighter and one-third less costly than
Krupp. Harvey or Urehler steel. Herr
tiiebler. it is said, does not intend to
sell the secret to any foreign com
pany, but will develop it for the Immi-
erlt of (iermany. If he should also re
fuse to sell his ship plates or to build
foreign war vessels with them. Ihe
(iermau navy, if the invention is as
practicable as it apears to be. would
have a decided advantage over its
rivals. A lighter shell. , frame and
machinery would assist in prducing
a higher sjM-ed for a given consump
tion of fuel or a greater steaming
radius, both of prime importance, it
is claimed, in the efficiency of a naval
To Aid the Boer.
Rev. Hiram H. Thomas and wife
have expressed their willingness to
go to South Africa to aid the non
combatants in the reconcentrado
camps. Dr. Thomas letter to Ihe
president of the Transvaal league is
a truly patriotic utterance. Coming
as it does from Dr. Thomas, the for
mer pastor of the People's church in
Chicago, and from this man who has
labored so hard for so many good
causes during his long and eventful
life, it is really a remarkable offer.
lr. Thomas is a man well situated to
know what he is talking about. He
is a man of great military experience,
and a man of vast knowledge. He
forms no determination that Is not
founded upon fact. He is sure that
he is right, and then goes ahead.
Dr. Thomas letter, though not in
tended as such, is an eloquent appeal
in behalf or the Doers. It shows a
noble spirit and a noble heart.
And yet it is not likely that the ad
ministration which is so averse to
sympathy for the Boers will refuse
its good offices in securing from the
British government passports for Di
Thomas and wife, that they may visit
ihe reconcentrado ramps and distrib
ute money collected for the suffering
Boers, and that they may convey to
the Boers words of sympathy and
love from patriotic Americans? Sym
pathy for the lloers is taking broader
form in this country. This barbarous
warfare by the British against a pa
triotic eople is loathsome to trite
Americans. . No man is better suited
to carry tokens of sympathy from
America to the Transvaal than Dr.
Thomas. If he goes, the hearts of
many American people go with him.
Kvery thought and act of svmpa
thy for the Doers is a thought and
act for justice.
Gage and the Senatorship.
Commenting on the fact that the.
Washington corresMndent of n Chi
cago morning paer suggests Lyman
I. (iage for I'nited States senator to
succeed William K. Mason, the Chi
cago .lournal remarks: "Mr. (Jage's
affiliation with the republican party
in Illinois is not of that character
that would bring his name Wfore the
legislature, and he is nlwmt as im-
Mssible a candidate as can well lie
imagineu. there is., no reason
why he should lie considered
a compromise candidate be
tweeii Mason, Dawes and Hopkins
that won hi not be equally applicable
to any other prominent and indt-pen
dent republican who supMrted Cleve
land in 1SS4. ivs and is;':.'.
"In other words, Mr. (iage has nev
er been a sufficiently partisan repub
lican to 1m considered for the sena
torship of Illinois. The man who is
predestined to beat Mason. Dawes
and Hopkins for the senatorship of
Illinois is Hubert I'. Ilitt. who stands
today as the ltest qualified man. by
citizenship, character, -and ability.
for the position. The people will
make no mistake in sending him to
the senate. He is siiterior to Mr,
(Iage in legislative experience, to Mr,
Mason in character, to Mr. Dawes in
ability, and to Mr. Hopkins in merit.
MONTHLY MEETING OF
LIBRARY BOARD HELD
The board of directors of the Kock
Island library at the regular meeting
last evening transacted only routine
business. The question of ordering
a new Kami & McXally atlas, which
was the only one out of the regular
order that was up, was referred to
the book committee with power to
The report for the month of De
cember of the librarian. Miss (iale
showed an unusually large circula
tion in fiction ami juvenile literature
Following is the report:
General works 24"
Fine arts '. . . 0
Ceneral literature !:!
Juvenile literature .;.
History - :!2.1
Collected in fines $ 5.0
Following are the bills allowed:
.Miicneii c l.vnue ...i ....
i-iurarv i.ureau - .
People's Power company J4 9
K. Crampton & Co. !) .)
Wykoff. Seamans & Benedict . . 100 00
Union Printinar company...... .1 .10
A. C. McClurg.... 4-i OS
A. C. McClurg 0 0.1
Kenvon News & Postal Sub. Co. 154 OO
L. S. McCabe & C 1 :t2
C. I Inrkin 7 S7
THE SPRING TERM AT
ATJGUSTANA HAS BEGUN
August ana college oeiied for the
spring term today after u vacation
beginning Dec. 19. The principal
material change that will Ik- noted by
the returning students is that which
has lnen made in the dormitory. An
additional dining hall has ben arrang
ed in the basement of the east wing
of this building by tearing away
some of the partitions, and the table
capacity of Ihe institution has been
greatly increased. The necessity for
this change has sprung from two rea
sons: One is the increased number
of students over previous years and
the other is the popularity of the
dormitory as a boarding place under
the able management of the present
matron. Miss Anna Swenson, who
came here at the leginning of the
term from lied Wing, Minn., to as
The Knock at the Door.
Rheumatism Cored In Ir.
Mystic Cure for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
uays. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mj'sterious. It, re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits. 75c and
$1. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue. Bock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
; HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW.
'I conld not sleep, was dizzy and any
work tired me. Doctors gave me no
hope. They told me Bright's disease
had taken firm bold on my kidneys.
As a last resort I purchased one box
of Kid-Ne-OIds. I received Immediate
relief and continued their use until
cured. Please publish this, as I want
others to know that Kid-Xe-Oids do
care. John O'Nell, Altoona, Pa. 50c
T. H. THOMAS. Leading Druggist.
Educate Your Bowels.
Your bowels can be trained as well
as your muscles or your brain. Cas-
carets Candy Cathartic train your
bowels to do right. Genuine tablets
stamped C C. C. Never sold, in
bulk. All dru&rists, xoc
The pessimist was silting alone la
his chauilx-r. A cold yellow moon
looked In upon him from across tho
dark roofs of the city outlined in som
ber silhouette against tho i.tar lit sky,
A sickly smile hovered over Lis pale
visage, and his lips were set as In the
suppression of nu inward curse. Ills
hands lay folded pensively across his
thin legs, and he looked out over the
shadowy housetops with a dull sugges
tkn of iiatred in his bloodshot eyes.
Suddenly there came a low tapping
at the door behind hiui. lie arose with
a muttered curse ut thus having his
thoughts Interrupted and approached
the door lazily.
"What do you want?" he demanded
in n sharp voice.
Hut there was no reply. lie opened
the door cautiously, and only n cold
gust of luidnlph air entered the dark
apartment. He glanced out Into the
Bilent hallway and saw again the same
familiar darkness that he had seen
when he entered his room. tConfused
startled, he drew his hand thoughtful
lr across his brow, then closed the
door carefully and locked It. A mo
ment later he seated himself In the
chair by tho open casement and stared
out through the nocturnal shadows.
It was quite cold, and a few patches
of snow were gleaming brightly on
many of the housetops, but the pessi
mist was unconscious vt the cold.
"Why do I live? he asked himself.
And the echo of hU own voice catno
back to bis ears from beyond the hall
"There Is an object in every life,'
the voice said tt him. "We all have a
mission to fulfill."
"Yes." he answered the voice, with
something of a sepulchral tone In his
own. "and the object of mine Is to
ascertain the limit of niau's endurance.
the capacity of human Ix'inirs for pain.
Some day I will reach the limit. Some
day my capacity will be exceeded."
While lie was speaking theiv came to
his ears the sound of a human voice In
the alley below his window. It seemed
like a low groan, ending In a sharp,
mournful cry. as of an infant. In
stantly his gloomy meditations were
dispelled, ami he . leaned forward
through the window In tho hope of
again hearing the strange sound
Again the long groan was borne to
him from out of the darkness, but
when he looked down In the direction
from which It came he could see ouly
a dee,p wall' of darkness and miduigut
"God. please help me!"
It was -the voice of a child lying nt
the base of the building among , the
half dozen ash barrels in the alleyway
He arose and went down r.pon the
street. A moment later he passed down
the alley along the row of ash barrels.
Lying beside one of these he discover
ed the cuddling tiody of a child, a baby
boy, scarcely more than six years of
age. It was half frozen, and. judging
from the pinched face, it had uot
tasted food for mauy hours or days. It
was clad only in a dirty cloth of tat
ters, and the childish lips were parted
In a repeated cry, "God. please help
me!" He lifted the child boy in his
long, bony arms and bore it into the
bouse and up the long (light of stairs
to his chamber. There he undressed it
and revived it. He procured food and
sustenance and placed it tenderly In
his own soft bed. Then he took from
his pocket n roll of greenbacks and
placed It carefully in the ragged pocket
of the child's clothes. Why he did so
he was not able to say. but it was an
impulse which he could uot resist. He
said to himself:
"This is another of earth's poor crea
tures who" has been depending on the
And he resumed his seat by tho win
dow. Thrice as he sat there he heard the
mysterious knock at tlu door; thrice
he arose and looked out into the hall
way and thrice returned naln to his
seat, bewildered and mystltled; thrice
had the midnight air entered in a cold
gust through the chamber door, and
thrice he had answered the low ta
ping to discover only the midnight
darkness.' Hut nt last his head fell for
ward on his breast, and he slept soft
ly; then, when his breathing had be
come heavier and harder, the door,
which be had securely locked, opened
slowly, and the white visage of u grin
ning skull looked In upon him. A mo
ment later the gleaming, phosphores
cent skeleton entered the dark cham
ber and moved nimbly to his side. It
placed its bony hand over the sleep
ing man's lips and held It there until
the heavy breathing became Inaudible,
vvhen the last short breath hau escap
ed the slumberer's lips. It sprang back
ward with a silent bound and passed
out through the open door.
The cold band of death had complet
ed Its work.
In the morning the child awoke and
found the dead body of Its benefactor
sitting rigidly in the leather chair by
the open window. In its ragged pock
ets the child discovered the money
which the dead man had placed there
as It lay asleep in the big, soft bed.
and when the crowd surged Into the
deatbroom the cbild told them in Its
own way bow the dead man bad saved
its young life. Then the arab of the
street passed out of the building Into
the great, pulsing metropolis and lost
itself In the busy crowd.
And In after years that cbild arose
to fame and honor and high position.
He became one of. the world's great
men. one of the wise workers of earth
whose life . proved beneficial to the
oc'dll progress. . But. the. pessimist;
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Comer Second and Harrison Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
Our Fourteenth Annual Pre-lnventory
Now in Full Action
ANOTHER LIST OF CUT PRICES
Our si;rn writer printed l.CuO placards for the various lots that
TT? will be displayed that means that you will lind l.OUO li bargains in
sijjht. However, there were many special bargain on the shelves, the
tjuantities being too small to display.
l.oO Fur Scarfs 9c
ti.lc Muslin Underwear 37 J e
$1.7o Muslin Gowns. $1.10
$2 Muslin Petticoats $1.37.1
8'Jc Muslin l'etticoats 03c
25c Knit Underwear H'c
."e French Flannels, yard.. 3."e
$1 Cheviots, all colors 7oc
Remnants of Trimmings at
Note l'ajier, per juire 2c
2.e Initial Paper, lox l."e
40c Stationery, box 27c
2,"e Huekles, each 15c
3;e Picture Frames 18c
10 pieces 10c and 12i c Storm
Flannels, y a rd t e
10c Imitation French Flan
15c Imitation French Flan
nel Waist Cloth SAe
Mates' 12'c Seersucker
Ginghams, vard 7Jc
Shoes . . .
Ladies" $i Jului Marlowe
Ladies' $1.50 Patent Leath
er ami Vici KM Sandals. . 'J
1-4 Off on all Eiderdown
25e Pocket books
15c Pcrcalines, vard... .
10c Double Fold" Percale
$5.00 lllankt'ts, pair
Infants' $1.6'J and $1.25 Silk
Hoods for Vt'Jc
Ladies' $4 and $5 Trimmed
Hats ' $2.25
5e Pleached Donict Flannel. 3jc
lHe Comfort Sateens 12.1c
1 case 7c Tennis Flannel.. . 4c
1 case 5e Tennis Flannel . . . 2ic
1 case Indian Head Muslin
for, vard 5c
HAR NED & VON MAUR.
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T. 7 . . : T 1 ? "!. !. It' . ! - . - .
ronmn t rorsoe these things, and per
haps it was better. Cleveland -Plain
A I'roli table luvestmrnt.
"I was troubled for about seven
years with my stomach and in bed
half the time," says K. Demick, Som
erville. Ind. "I sjient about .$1,000,
and never could get anything to help
me until I tri'.'d Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure.. I have t;iken a few bottles,
an l am entirely well." You don't
live by what you eat. but. by "what
you digest and assimilate. If your
stomach doon't digest your food
you are really starving. Kodol Dys
pepsia l ure does the stomach's work
by digesting the food. You don't
have to diet. Kat all you want. Ko
dol Dyspepsia Cure cures all stomach
troubles. For sale bv all druggists.
"A Lot of 'nlr."
The Inhabitants of the little town
cf Somersby, in England, where Teu-
nvson was born, are frank In giving
thoir opinion of their distinguished fel
low townsman. One old woman thus
related her impressions of the poet to a
"K was n very quoiet man. 'E seem
ed as If 'e was 'alf asleep, with 'is oyes
'a If shut an' pectin, an e used to
poke at ye. loike i' fun, wi' Ms stick.
'E 'ad such a lot Of alr an' a long
beard, an'," sinking her voice con!i
dentially, " e never looked very clean;
no, 'e didn't."
And this somewhat startling testimo
ny was promptly continued by her bus
band, who added:
"If you'd met im gooiu' along this
dusty rooad. you'd 'a takken Mm for a
tramp gooin to Hrlgg for a ulfcw i
ITCH IS TORTURE.
Eczema is caused by an acid humor in
tie blood coming in contact with the
sum and producing ereat redness and in.
flammation ; little pustular eruptions form
and discharge a thin, sticky fluid, which
dries and scales off ; sometimes the skin is
nard, dry and fissured. Eczema in any
form is a tormentincr. stubborn disease.
and the itching and burning at times arc
aimost unoearaoic ; tne acta burning
humor seems to ooze out and set the skin
on fire. Salves, washes nor other exter
nal applications do any real good, for aa
long as the poison remains in tne blood
2. :n , r, -1
il win Keep me btin uniaieu.
BAD FORM OF TETTER
"Fcr three years I
had Tetter on my
linnils. which causeil
them to swell to twice
their naturalize. Part
of the time the disease
was in the form of run
ning sores, very pain
ful, a nd causing mc
mucli discomfort. Four
doctors said the Tetter
ha J pi Ofrrrsscd too far
to t-e cured, and they
could do nothing for
me. 1 tnk only three
bottles of S. S. S. and
was completely enred.
Thiiwas fifteen year
ago. and Z have never
since seen any sign of my old trouble." 113.
L. U. Jackson, 1414 McGce SL, Kjtnsas CU7, Mo.
S. S. S. neutralizes this acid poison.
cools the blood and restores it to a healthy,"
natural ctatc, and the rough, unhealthy
skin becomes soft, smooth and clear.
cures Tetter, Ery-
sipelas. Psoriasis, Salt
Rheum and all skin
IJsj diseases due to a pois
onexl condition of the
blood. Send for our book and write us
about your case. Our physicians have
made these diseases a life study, and can
help yon by their advice ; wo make no
charge for thisservice. All correspondence
13 conducted in strictest confidence.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO, ATLANTA, 6 A.
II. J. TOHEIT..
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
So. 100 Main st"
FREE FUEE FHEE n
Office corner Third Avenue ami Seventeenth street, over
Tremann's meat market, Kock Island, Illinois.
Special Advertising Prices For One Week.
Commencing January 6th.
MONDAY Painless extracting
TUESDAY Full set
Clean i ti
The tnaierial used for all our work is the lest obtainable and
the work is all fjuaranteod and cannot le surj)assed by the
highest pried dentists.
Our object is to jive each and every atron enth'A satisfac
tion ;md ihroui;h them extensively advertise our work.
These prices are less than the material costs us.
Our parlors will be open every eve;iin; to give all those
not having time duriiii; our regular hours a chance to call
and take advantage of these special offers.
DON'T FORGET TIIA.T
HAS AXYTIIIXG AM) EVEKYTIIXXCJ
FR.ED BLEUER., 5 170S Second Avierwie.
CoolI's Out Agrain.
Do you want an article
which will burn? Try
for cook stoves and you
will be pleased.
E. B. McKown,
Fifteenth street and First Avenue.
SAWED BUILDING STOXK,
ASHLAR AND TRIMMINGS
For cheapness, durability and
beauty excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color
the wall with nlkili, etc.
rians sent us for estimates
will receive careful attention
and be returned promptly at
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, li. & Q- R. 11.
Trains Nos. 5 and 30 will stop
and let visitors of! and on.
BRIDGE STONE, CORN CRIB
BLOCKS AND FOUNDATION
STONE, ANY SiZE DESIRED.
Sample of stone and photos
of buildings can be seen at
Room No. 12, Mitchell &
Lynde's building1. Address:
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager.
Hock Island or Colona, 111. -
CORNER CHAIRS, ROCKING
S CHAIRS AND DINING
I JOHN SPILGER
S 1702-1 701 Tiiird avenue. Phone 123G. Rock Island, Ills.
Suitable for Christmas Presents.
Conio early before tlie choicest ones are taken.
E. E. Alarsgold
TIIK LKADIXG I'HOTOUIJAPHEIi.
411-413 TWENTY-TII IKD STREET. Rock Island
of Hot Water
For domestic use, bathing-,
(i,ooo years oldt
Rnmin Hnt-Water Boiler.
Original in .rli Colum-
. . r-r , . Original in l'irll t.ol
etc., is aiioraea where bunMuum.i.hicae..
Hot -Water or Steam System is
used, and at a cost of but a few
cents per day for fuel.
Channon, Perry 6c Co
IDEAL. Boiters and AMERICAM Radiators
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
Rock Island, 111.
Incorporated iinder tlie Four Per Cent Paid on
State Law. q) Interest.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J.M. liuford. President.
John Crubaug-h, Viee President,
r. Greenawait, Cashier.
Begran the business July 2, 1S00,
and occupying S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde's new building.
II. S. Cable, P. Greenawal,
John Crubaugh, Phil MitcheU,
II. P. IIull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst -