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THE ATJGrTJS, OCTOBER 14, 1902.
1 Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The Big Popular Production
First Time' Here. The Sensa
tional Scenic Drama
A RUINED LIFE
l'ure and Powerful, Sweet and
.Pathetic. Written by E. Lau
rence Lee. The Kntire Original
Miss Elsie Crescy.
Seats on Kale at Illinois Smoker.
ITices 25. 3fi and 60 cents. -
Thursday, Oct. 16.
and ' f.
Miss Effie Shannon
Management Daniel V. Arthur, in
Sir A. Conan Doyle and William Gil
' lette's Masterwori ot Modern Stage
' . . .
- With the Original New York and Lon
don Scenic Kuuipment.
Seats on sale Wednesday at Illinois Smo
Irices: 25c. hoc. 73c, tl. and $1.50.
Saturday, Oct. 18.
Matinee and NigbV
And a splendid supporting company
Rip Van Winkle.
Prices 25c, 5Cc. 75c, and $1.
Matinee S and so ceDts All seats re
served. Seats on sale at l.linois Smoker.
DlRlCTION CMAMBCRUN.KIMOT A COMPANY.
Friday, Oct. 17.
Matinee 2:. Kvening 8:1a.
60 Musicians. Direction of Slgnor Sorren
tlno. BOO SEATS AT SO CENT3.
Prices Matinee 25 and 50 cents. Kvening
25. oO and 75 cents.
Seats on sale at Illinois Smoker Thurs
til fe.Vi ii'Ty-
I Mjfferetl tha tortures of the
damnrd with TTotrudinr i-ilcs. brrt'iirhton by
coHiiuaiicn vith ::ic'i I wh altUcftl for
twenty yearn. I ran across your CASCARF.TS
in tho town of X 'well. fa., iisd never lound any
thirty tooiuui ttiem. Today I am entirely free
frvm piles and feel like, a ufw n;an."
C. II. Keitz. 1111 Jones St., Sioux City. Ia.
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste CJonl. Do
Guud, lauver Sicken, V eakeo or Gripe. 10c. Sic. 80a.
Blrriln- lirmnj Cupaar, ChWrV olrl. . w York. 312
Mf.T0-R X f Bold and rnnranteffd by all drag-
Administrator's Sale Wotlce.
Sweeney & Walker.
State of Illinois, i
Rock island Coucty.
In the county Court, September term, A. D.
Otto Gottsch. adaoinlst-ator of the estate of
Wilhelm i bieme. deceased, petitioner, vs.
Mari Thiem the unanown beirs or div sees
or Wllherm Thitme. deceased, the ui known
owner of t-utv lot numt-er tiny (6-) in section
ni.moer ih'r.y-flve (:15). townt-hlp number
eighteen Of). North ranee number two (2),
wtHof the 4th p. m according to the ases
sor t plat of a. D. 1864 of lot, sub-iota and
out-'ou, in the county of Mock Island and
state of Illinois, defendants petition for an
ord-r to s''l rel estate to pay debts
Notice In hereby given that by virtue Of a
Decree if sale made and entered ' la ald
cauxo. on the 8tn day of September, a.
D. 1902 at the September term, A D isio-i, of
said court. I, the underUrned aorjjJnis'rtor of
tt estate, wi l on Friday, Oct. 10, A. IX
1902 between I ha hours of ten o'clock a m
andtltcoVluckp m., t -wit: At the hour of
two o'clock p. m. of said dar, at the Kast
Door of the Court Bouse, in the Ci'y of
Mock I.Iand, In said county a-d mate, se 1 at
publin vendue to the biebest and bet bidder
or bidders, for cash in band, the foliowl.-g real
Out-lo number f tty (6C) in section number
Iblrty-Uve (5) In To nth I p cumber elKbu-en
lt) north ractre numbr two (2 west of the
fourth p m. accordlnK to the assessor's plat
of . O. ltwJ-4 of lotr, sub-l is and out-lots In
the c tr of Reck Island. In Rocklslaod eounty,
state or Illinois, subject, howevtr. to the es
tate of bniueit!al and the right of dower of
Mari Thieme. widow of said .Wilhelm Tbieme,
deed., theiein std thereto.
Otto Gottsch, '
Admifistrotor of the ' estate of Wilhelm
Bmpi!T & Wiuu. Solicitors for Peti
SS4.C0, 'In in i
Gesslne stamped C C C Fever sold In balk.
- Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something; just as (rood."
frXV BEST FOR
ffl kJeid "HE BOWELS
CArDY cathartic" J
ill 1 1 SranWt,
WILL STOP THIEVING
- -c tt it
Rock Island Building Contractors
to Adopt Protective
HEAVT LOSEES LURETG SEASON
Tools and Materials Stolen An Ofll-
! vJ ...
cer to De Km
ployeil. Contractors iifa?,eil in lniiilin in
t li i eity complain that clllrill the'
past Rimmier losses from- vaiilalisui
in biiiMins in course of construction
have - been unusually heavy. There
are various articles ami materials
that must ic left nisrhts and Sumlay
at Ihe place where they are usetl an;l
the pilfering of these has been car
ried . on to such an extent that the
losses from that source must be taken
into-acconnt in fiijurin on contracts.
Xuils are "taken in larpe quantities,
in some cases whole kegs being' gradu
ally mined from buildings. Plumbers
have been heavy losers. Many have
been the instances of theft of lead
pipe antl other materials that have
been reported to the police, and many
others have been Imiih by the owner.-'
in -silence. During the summer not a
single thief has been convicted of
this sort of offense. The work is at
tributed mainly to boys, and they arc
particularly difficult to detect at their
A number of building contractors
have gotten together and have set
on foot a movement for self protec
tion. They propose to contribute a
given sum nmtithly to he expended in
hiring someone to make it his busi
ness to keep an eye on buildings in
course of construction. It is be
lieved that this is the only method
by which this species of depredation
can le put an end to.
TV. A. Kobb last evening reported
the loss of 2."0 feet of heavy copper
wire that was being used in wiring
the new London Clothing company's
building. A reward of $10 is offered
for the recovery of the wire or the
capture and conviction of the thief.
THE PLANS BEING PERFECTED
Different Lines to be Included In Scope
of the Noon Rest
Those who have in hand the estab
lishing oT a Noon iJest dub in this
city are canvassing for the sale of
tickets to prospective members in
or:ler to insure a patronage at the
outset that will put the institution
on a paying basis. Those who have
tickets for sale are Miss 1 Sen trice Os
from. Central I'jiion Telephone; office;
Miss Carrie Webb. Woodman head of
fice; Miss Mary Parker, Argus office;
Miss Alma Holt. Young & McConibs;
Miss Jaiiette Koderiek, Times office;
Miss Sarah Kullerton and Miss Cora
Miller. McCabe's, and Miss Winnie
The general aims and purposes of
the club have been previously ex
plained, but some of the features it
is proposed to include when the or
ganisation is in workipg order have
not been mentioned. It is proposed
to pattern the club after some of the
Leu l-n-lliind and other societies
made up of ladies employed in the
business sections of other cities now
in successful operation. Xot only
will the noon hours be devoted to th-
serving of luncheon to the members.
but it is proposed to take up various
lines of work -calculated to increase
the accomplishments of those who
avail themselves of the opportunity
Kventually, if present plans are car
ried out, classes will be formed in
cooking, French, German, physical
culture and other branches of instruc
tion for which a demand is found.
These, will be ; given in courses at t
nominal cost to members. It is lx
lieved that lessons in cooking can be
given so that the cost for ten periods
of instruction will not exceed $1 per
member. A local minister has offer
ed his services as instructor of a
class in French when one is formed.
It in also the intention to take tip a
series of lectures or short talks from
men and women who are particularly
fitted to present given topics. Th-J
officers of the club have already been
promised help in this direction.
Those interested are investigating
the work of other clubs farmed on
similar lines in cities both near and
far so that when the necessary finan
cial encouragement is secured they
will be ready to at once proceed on n
safe basis. They are also looking
about for a nice flat suitohly located
for club quarters. . .
Spent More Than l.OOO.
TV. TV. Baker, of Plain view. Neb.,
writes: "My wife suffered from lung
trouble for 15 years. She tried a num
ber of doctors and spent over $1,000
without relief. She became very low
and lost all hope. A friend recom
mended Foley's Honey and Tar, and.
thanks to this great remedy, it saved
her life. She enjoys better health
than she has known in years." IJe
fuse substitutes. All druggists.
Never Ask Advice.
When you have a cough or cold
don't ask what is good for it and get
some medicine with little or no mer
it ; and perhaps dangerous. Ask for
Foley's Honey and Tar, the greatest
throat and lung remedy; it cures
coughs and colds quickly. All drug
gists. . -
"C1Q0WRY GOEN CROP
'"" IS RECORD BREAKER
' Washing! 6ri letter to Des Moines
Register: The agricultural depart
ment does hot indorse the commer
cial estimates which place this year's
yield of corn at 2,500,000,01)0 bushel.s,
although it has no figures yet avail
able with which to challenge them.
These estimates were derived from n
computation based on the crop re
port of September 10. This would
make the yield break the record of
ISilO by more than 200,000 bushels-,
thi would be somewhat extraordinary-
in view of the several facts. This
has not been n great corn year in
the south, and twelfths of the coun
try's acreage of corn is in that sec
tion, although most of the corn rais
ed there is consumed on the farms
and so does not get into the com
merce. Furt hermore, the crop of the
great corn states has been belated,
anil in some places a month behind;
since we have had some prematurely
cool weather the danger' of losses
from frost is considerable. The crop
is so well along, however, that facts
rather than estimates will soon be
available. Everybody agrees ther
will be an extraordinarily large crop,
but conservative opinion points to :i
fluctuation about 1 the record point,
rather than about the figure named
in the commercial estimates.
The old employes of the treasury
who have watched the movements of
national finances say that the thing
they study most in forecasting money
conditions and general prosperity is
not the gold output, or the close of
the Transvaal wars, or the export of
steel, but the crop of corn. Jf that
is large they know that it certainly
means a great deal of material well
being. So large a part of it goes into
lieef and pork and domestic animals
generally that its influence is diffused
along many other lines. When other
cereals fail, their place can be taken
in a measure by corn, which is cheap
er, but when corn fails its substitutes
entail added cost and cause consid
erable derangement of the agricul
The preeminence of corn among
American agricultural crops is one of
the ext raordinary facts of our na
tional life. Our corn kitchens at th.
Paris and other exposititms deserve
to be there, not only to educate Euro
peans in the use of corn as food, but
as an exemplification of our own do
mestic resources. The simple grain
which Powhatan brought in his bask
et, to the Jamestown colonists was
destined to outrank ninny-fold in im
portance to their posterity the gold
for which they vainly sought.
Corn was the last of the world's
great grain crops to be brought un
der the dominion of civilized agricul
ture. Its adaptation to the uses of
the white races seems to date from
the discovery of America. It is prob
ably indigenous in Peru, or the Cen
tral American region. It is found in
the old Aztec graves. Americans
have failed to realize their special
ownership in corn, hy reason of the
confusing use of the word in differ
ent countries. In (Jreat ISritain tin'
word is generally applied to wheat,
rye. iats and barley, ' while when a
Scotchman says "corn" he means
"oats." Of maize, to which we apply
the word, we produce three-fourths
of the world's crop. This occasional
ly by the wheat crop, and more often
bv that of oats, has now oblaine 1
such proportions that it seems likely
soon to be recognized as the world".-:
greatest cereal. The climate places
some limitations upon its culture.
Prejudice among many foreign peo
ples as to its use for food for human
beings has also limited its range of
usefulness, lint both these influences
are losing their force. Corn, origi
nally indigenous to a semi-tropical
zone, responds readily to processes
of acclimatization, while the Euro
pean prejudice seems to be abating.
A striking feature of the corn crop
of this hemisphere is the predomin
ance of the--United States. The en
tire continent of South America has
produced for the last five years on
an average about the same number
of bushels as the state of Ohio. Dur
ing that "period the United States has
produced HO per cent of the corn' of
this entire hemisphere. With us the
crop practically averages in quantity
from two to three times that of
Austria-Hungary is the second corn
producing country of the world; in
Koumnnia it is the principal cerea!
crop. In parts of France, Spain, Por
tugal, Italy, Servia, Bulgaria and in
southern Ku.ssia it has become an im
portant product. Corn is cultivated
in this country from' the most easter
ly county in Maine t-o Puget Sound,
and from the valley of the Kcd river
of the North almost to the very Ever
glades of Florida. Its production is
more generally distributed than any
thing except grass, and yet at no ag
ricultural census ever taken has less
than about 40 per cent of the total
been produced in four great corn
states; Of recent years these four
states have produced more than half
the American crop. It is the opinion
of John Hyde, statistician of the de
partment of agriculture, as expressed
in a paper before the International
Statistical Institute, that the year
1879 witnessed the high Water mark
of the -tendency to concentrate the
production of com in a few states.
In that year llltnois and Iowa alone
produced one-third of the American
crop. The census of 1390 found half
of the total crop produced in four
states, notwithstanding that there
was an average of proportion of at
least one-tenth of a bushel for the
land surface from the St. Lawrence
to the Gulf and westward to the foot
of the Uocky mountains.
At the Paris exposition an Ameri
can exhibit of the products and by
products of corn comprised 45 dis
tinct articles. H'sides the many or
dinary food products made from th.
grain and so Well known to ' every
American family, if. included such ar
ticles as cellulose made of the pith
for packing cofferdams of battle
ships, pajx-r stock prepared from th?
shell of the corn stalks, degerinina
tcil brewers' meal, feed of ground
corn blades and stalks and cobs, var
nish, cob pipes, lager beer, fancy' ta
ble syrup, popcorn. British gum,
salves, laundry starch, table starch,
frumentum, gum paste, corn oil. vul
canized corn oil, oil cake, grap
sugar, gluten feed, glucose, confec
tioners' crystal glucose and confec
Even as a human 'food, corn in ?
few countries outside of the United
States is more extensively used than
is generally realized. It is the ordin
ary and almost exclusive food of the
Egyptian fellah. In Mexico the tor
tilla a cake made from crudely
ground corn is the statT of life oT
the masses, and this is also Ihe case
in many of the Central and South
American republics. The polenta--a
somewhat similar food and a pro
duct of corn fulfills a like function
for the pea sunt of Botimauia.
The inhabitants of a portion
of the recently famine-stricken dis
tricts of In lia subsist principally on
this cereal; anil its quick-maturing
properties caused it to be utilized
with great advantage, although to a
small extent, during the famine in
the icinity of wells the water sup
ply of which has failed the usual
agricultural uses. In three well-re-meiiibered
instances, too. cariroes of
corn have been a beneficent contri
bution of the United States to the
food supply of starving people first
to famine-stricken Ireland, later to
liussia ami recently to India.
Corn is handled in a different way
now from what it was 20 years ago.
Then the men di:l it all. Little corn
is now husked by hand; most of it is
gathered and husked by machinery
and shelled by a patent sheller. The
coli is ground up with the fodder and
makes good feed; in fact the fodder is
considered 1 per cent of the crop
There are corn fields in Kansas and
Oklahoma that cover 3.000 to .V000
acres, and from ton to twenty corn
harvesters run through them, one
following another. The corn stalks
with the ears, are staked in rows b;.
these harvesters; later they arc
hauled to a thresher or sheller. the
ears torn from the stalks and the
grain from the cob.'' The cost of
these processes is very small. In VMM
the United States raised 2.00t!,000.n0;l
bushels of corn; in WO I, 1.500.000.00:1
bushels; in lS'.Mi the crop reached 2.
Advertised Letter 1.1st No. 40.
List of letters uncalled for at the
Hock Island postoffice for the week
ending Oct. 14. lt02: Fred l'.rown
Miss Myrtle fiirdsell. Miss Irene 15o-
ker, F. W. Houghton. II. C. Carter,
Frank Cropper, J. F. Campell, James
Cronin, Miss Nellie Dayley, Howard
Dowty, E. W. llanchhild. Frank Jones,
Mrs. Kate Jingling, TV. D. O. Kell
J. F. Mill. Miss Mamie Miller, H. V.
Mason, James Parks, Charles Pack
are, Nigel 15. Springer. T. J. Shea, W.
Keggy Scnroeder, Miss Minnie Sankey,
Malie'l M. Truesdale. Edgar Watts.
Anna Wright. Foreign James Mur
ray. When calling for advertised letters
please give the number of the list.
THOMAS H. THOMAS, F. M.
On Their Way Here Soon.
The Hobo Two-Stcp."
Wood & Ward's big company pre
senting their splendid spectacular
comedy, "The Two Merry Tramps."
Common sense prices, 25, 35 and 50
Goes Like Hot Cakes.
"The fastest selling article I have
in my store," writes Druggist C. T.
Smith, of Davis, "is Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds, because it nlwajs
cures. In my six years of sales it has
never failed. I have known it to save
sufferers from Throat and Lung dis
eases, who could get no help from the
doctors or any other remedy." Moth
ers rely 'on it, best physician pre
scribe it, and Hartz & Ullemeyer
guarantee satisfaction or refund
price. 'Trial bottles free. Regular
sizes, 50c and SI. . ,
Too late to cure a cold after con
sumption has fastened its deadly grip
on the lungs. Take Dr. Wood's Nor
way Pine Syrup while yet there is
BANDA ROSSA COMES
Famous Italian Organization Se
cured for Engagement
TO PLAT PEIDAY OF THIS WEEK
Matinee and Evening Performances
m - . .. . .
Attractions of the
The popular Panda Possa has been
secured for an engagement at the Il
linois Friday of this week, playint.'
afternoon and evening. The band
comes strengthened by 15 famous so
loists, the best in all Italy. Chief
among them is ISottega. the eniiiien
trumpeter, whose equal docs not ex
ist in Italy or out of it, according to
the verdict of critics all over the
Although Signor Sorrentino, the
conductor of the Banda Ilossa, like
all accomplished musicians, loves the
classic, ami believes that the success
of his superb organization is largely
attributable to the high character of
the music it plays, he has agreed to
popularize his programs for the pres
There will be heard in all their
magnificence those grand Italian
compositions which the ordinary
band does not attempt, but inter
spersed with these will lie selection -i
of a lighter and more popular char
acter. A Knlned Life
The last act of the stirring realis
tic melodrama. "A Burned Life,"
which comes to the Illinois tomorrow
evening, presents an exceedingly
strong antl novel situation. The ex
citement is kept up to the last mo
ment, and only as the curtain falls
docs . the audience comprehend the
The villain is forced by the hypnot
ic powers of the beautiful queen of
the Gypsies to reenact the scene of
his crime, which forms the plot of
the unusual play. "A Ruined Life" is
produced in an admirable manner,
several unique stage pictures being
utilized in its presentation. The cos
turning of the ladies in the cast has
received a great amount of attention,
several superb Parisian gowns being
worn in ihe magnificent third act.
In writing the now famous play,
"Sherlock Holmes." William Gillett
appropriate! portions of all the Co
nan Doyle stories. The scries is fa
mous and has made the name of their
hero svnoniinous the widi world
over, with rare detective zeal. Out ot
the series of exciting tales he ha
taken three or four characters and
the general atmosphere of excite
ment and adventure, and around
these he has woven an entirely origi
nal story, disguising the impossible
and commonplace with at atmos
phere of romance and probability
and rounding the whole thing.up int
a play of intense interest and excite
ment. The central interest covers tin
struggle between the detective and a
gang of blackmailers to recover cer
tain letters which compromise a
royal personage, together with
"Holmes'" love for Miss Faulkner,
the young woman who has the papers
in her possession. The great success
of "Sherlock' 'Holmes' as a play' is
current theatrical history. That if
is now being played by Herbert Kel
cey and Ktlie Shannon, two of the
most expert delineators of the higher
drama, is a fact worthy of more than
passing comment. Mr. Kelcey and
Miss Shannon will be seen at the Illi
nois Thursday, and from present in
dications the attendance will merely
be limited by the capacity of the
Rip Van Winkle.
From sire to son. the name of Jef
ferson and "Rip Van Winkle" will
always live, as Mr. Jefferson, it Ts
said, has been so successful as that
lovable vagabond,' "Rip," that he can
continue playing it on for years to
come, the theatre-going public bever
tiring of dear old "Rip" and his dog
Schneider." Thomas Jefferson, son
of Joseph Jefferson, will be seen at
the Illinois, matinee and nijrht. Satur
day, in Washington Irving's master
piece, "Rip Van Winkle," surrounded
by a company of unusual merit.
The Secret Dispatch.
The Secret Dispatch." David Hig-
gins' powerful play, will he given ot
the Illinois theatre the 19th. With
its wealth of beautiful scenery, won
derful effects and more than usually
fine cast, this attraction offers many
special inducements for good patron
age. It is one of the most meritori
ous plays on the road. -'
They Work While You Sleep.
TVhile your mind and body rest Cas-
carets Candy Cathartic repair your
digestion, your liver, your bowels,
put them in perfect order. Genuine
tablets stamped C. C. C. Never sold
in bulk. All druggists, ioc.
KOI E V. l
Any Kind of FueB
Round Oak Furnaces burn any kind of fuel,
give great heat, and hold fire 12 hours with,
wood, 24 hours with coal. All of the fuel the
gases from the fire and the black smoke is
consumed, an economy of fuel impossible
without the characteristicpriuciple of
Round Oak Furnaces.
- str acted by
sh 1 pm ou t and
reservation to give
entire sa tifaotiou.
" SVnrf for onr free
Estate of '
4 I I P
Dowiijiac, Mich. '
Mukrttnf Brrk-irith't Hound
- Oak the wort nmoui
tune tn the m'o.
lion.l ynlr FnTtt-. art far aie ta '
Rock Island by.IohnT.'Noftsker.
I The Height
Is what we have reached in our laun
dry work. The most modern appli
ances and machinery and skilled
workmen have placed our work far
in advance of all competitors. For
faultless work and prompt service
go to the
ROCK ISLAND STEAM LAUNDR.Y
Brewed in a plant as clean as the
K J 1 J -
How to Get R.id of Your Old Clothing.
Notify J. M. Seigel, 020 Twentieth street, and we will call on you and
pay you the highest cash price for it. 'Phone 6P.3 brown.
Quality and make.
McCoy 6c Co., N. Y.
S. Til. Arndt & Co.,
1706 Second Avenue.
MUCH LIKE IO
Kl BCator'i Kottcs.
Estate of Joseph Mills, decense.
Tbe undersigned, having been arnointed
executor of the lait will and testament of
Jm-epb Milts, late of tbe County of Rock
Island. State of Illinois, deceased, hereby
rlTea notice that tbey will appear before tbe
Co jdit Court i( Kocc Island County, atlba
Cnuntr Court room. In tbe Cli. of Kock la-
lacd, at tbe Mnverrbr term, on the flrt Mon
day in Notenhe. neit at hicb tim- e'l ner-
sons having claim afratnst asid estate are
oouuea una r. qumtcea - to at eaQ lor tbe pur
pose Of havnir tbe ame adjusted all nerr-
ons ldeuted toward estate are rrqueated to
make immwin'c pvvm nt to 'lie unders'peed
uatca una aa ti teptetEDe-. u. ifug.
J-1AMNAH M C rA B K,
SAKAH E. LtTKT,
rr- Mi o
arc very easy of operation and require but
littla aUentiuu. Thev ire made of Uie best
" emT!a - -
Round OnU Tarnae
with outer cuiuiig removed.
1814 3d Ave.
I'll ONE 1293
cleanest home titchen slwzjs epen to
cS.07I visitors last vear.
is acknowledged to lie the lK?st for
all bladder and kidney diseases,
stomach trouble and rheumatism.
THE GRAND HOTEL
offers the best accommodations, and
the original springs is located with
in the grounds.
For rates and other information
Grand Hotel. Colfax, Iowa.
COUGHS and COLDS.
For sale at all Druggists.
Price 25 Cents.
JOHN VOLK & CO.,
Also Manufacturers of Sash, Doors,
Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard "Wood
Flooring of All Kinds.
Single and Double Strength Window
Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
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311-329 EIGHTEENTH STREET,