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THE AEGTJS, TUESDAY, DECErBER 9, 1902
THE AEG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1634 Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111. Entered at the
Postofflce aa Second-dan matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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acta articles will be printed oTer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Bock Island county.
-Tuesday, December 9.
Schwab and the other "captains of
industry" are not losing any sleep
over the president's message.
The total membership in the Illinois
soldiers' home at Quincy last week
reached 2,004. It is the greatest ros
ter in the history of the home, and
the first time the 2,000 mark has been
passed, and shows that the place is
quite a city in itself. The inmates in
clude more than a score of the vet
erans of the recent war with Spain,
and the ages range from 29 to 92.
The cruiser Philadelphia, once one
of the crack ships of the navy, is to
be converted into a training ship at
the Pnget Sound navy yard. It would
have cost about $500,000 to remodel
the cruiser and bring her ip to date,
and the department thought it better
to make a training ship of her and
spend the money on a new ship. She
will take the place of the training
ship Nipsie, which is of a type now
The laying1 of the missing cable
link, 2,200 miles long; between San
Francisco and Honolulu was begun
Wednesday. The route followed, as
described in a Washington special to
the Xew York World, is beset with
such obstacles that it is probably the
most difficult piece of cable engineer
ing ever attempted. It will cost $20,
000,000 and give the Commercial Ca
ble company control of lines that cov
er two-thirds of this "terrestial ball."
Xew Year's daj, 1904, is expected to
see it completed.
Dead from yellow fever and buried
in a strange land, is the fate that has
come to Thomas Nast, the noted car
toonist, as related in yesterday's dis
patches. Lust May Mr. Nast went to
(Juayquil, Equador, as consul general
of the United States, and there, after
an illness of only three days, came
the sad end. Nast became famous
during the civil war through his pict
ures of battlefields and camps, and
his cartoons during the presidential
campaigns of 1872 and the Tweed
scandal were verv effective.
President Iloosevelt has received
from Ilev. Dr. Thomas 11. Ilaggerty.
of St. Louis, a walking" stick made
from a tree on the battleground of
Wilson Creek, a tree n the Lookout
Mountain battlefield, trees at Cettys
burg, frame of the liberty bell.
Grant's log cabin. Sherman's house,
the house in which Lee surrendered,
the Springfield home of Lincoln, the
Morro castle at Havana, and the
cruiser Christina I'egina, sunk in Ma
nila bay. The ferrule was made of
the iron of cars dumped into a creek
by Gen. Marmaduke. Kev. Dr. Ilag
gerty was a chaplain in Sherman's
The world has read and digested
the president's message to congress.
We have read In the newspapers com
ments upon the message as made at
home and as made abroad. Some
critics "who see things as Roosevelt
sees ..them, - and let party prejudices
rather than their own minds guide
them in making their criticisms, de
clare the message is' a magnificent
document and that it adds lustre to
the name and fame of the presidential
architect, who designed it and gave it
to the world. But the prevailing1 opin
ion is that the president's message
could best be summed up numerically
thus "1904." It is the prevailing
opinion that Iloosevelt, who has nev
er yet been elected president, but who
was made president by a national ca
lamity, wants to be elected president,
and, as as one critic put it, Iloosevelt
in designing his message was not so
interested in dealing heroically with
the issues of today as he was with
leaving an' impression that would
have a bearing: ,on "1904." Is it not
reasonable to believe therefore that
"1904" caused the eclipse of the trust
question in the message? Iloosevelt
talked about the trusts in his mes,
sage, it is true, but what did he say
in his message that the trust mag
nates would not have said had they
themselves written that message? He
attacked them, it is true, but a care
ful diagnosis of the attack reveals
rather a spirit of friendship than a
spirit of hostility.
Roosevelt, youthful, -impetuous, im
pulsive, vigorous and running over
with lofty aspirations to keep the
most conspicuous place before the
public, feels that it is the duty of the
people of the United States to elect
him president in "1904." In his mes
sage he sought to maintain the
friendship . of the magnates who
wield such a tremendous influence in
this nation today, and it is safe to
say that by his message he has not
lost' the friendship of a single mag
nate. Iloosevelt could fight the trusts
more vigorously if he would, but no;
he cannot fight them so long as he
stands in his own light and walks in
the shadow of "1904." Springfield
How to Cure a Cold.
One of the citizens of this burg who
has been troubled with a severe cold
on the lungs effected his recovery in
the following simple manner, says the
Deckerville llecorder: He boiled a lit
tle boneset and hoarhound together
and drank freely of the tea before go
ing to bed. The next day he took five
pills, put one kind of plaster on his
breast, another under his arms, and
still another on his back. Under ad
vice from an experienced old lady he
took aJl these oft with an oyster knife
in the afternoon and slapped on a
mustard paste instead. His mother
put some onion drafts on his feet and
gave him a lump of tar to swallow1.
Then he put some hot bricks to his
feet and went to bed. Next morning
another old lady came in with a. bot
tle of goose oil and gave him a dose
of it in a quill and an aunt arrived
about the same time with a bundle of
sweet fern which she made into tea
and gave him every half hour until
noon, when he took a big dose of
salts. After dinner his wife, who had
seen a fine old lady of great experi
ence in doctoring, gave him two pills
of her make, about the size of an Eng
lish walnut, and two tablespoonsful of
home-made balsam to keep them
down. Then he took a half-pint of
hot rum at the suggestion of an old
sea captain and steamed his legs with
an alcohol bath. At this crisis two
of the neighbors arrived, who saw at
once that his blood was out of order,
and gave him a half-gallon of spear
mint tea and a big dose of castor oil.
Before going to bed he took eight of
a new kind of pills, wrapped about
his neck a blanket soaked in hot vine
gar and salt, and had feathers burnt
on a shovel in his room. He is now
thoroughly cured and full of gratitude.
Dec. 5. David Cramer to Henry
Bent, part lot 6, assessor's plat nw4,
sw4. nwV4, 11, 17, 2w, $1,200.
Moline Water Power company to
Wilson Moline Buggy company, w 20
feet lot 2, Manufacturers' add., Mo
line, $1. .
Elizabeth W. Genung, et al., to J. W.
Simonson and John Schafer, nei,
seV4. anl s!4. se'i. and se4, 16, and n
Vs. ne4, 21, 19, 2e, $16,800.
J. B. Beecher to Rosalie Albrecht,
tract in block 40, Chicago or Lower
add.. Rock Island, $1,300.
Moline Channel Ice company to
Wright Carriage Bodj cuiiipuii v. tract
by metes and bounds, lot 2. Le Claire's
Dec. S. David II. Johnson to Lottie
Carlson, e 40 feet lots 7 ami 10. and
part lots 8 and 9, block 20. Chicago
or Lower add.. Rock Island, $1.
Louis Mosenfelder to C. D. Wheat
on. lots 2. :$ and 4. block 2. Black
Hawk Fourth add.. Rock Island. $1.
375. John Meyser to Joseph Meyser. lot
.1. block 10. J. W. Spencer's add., Bock
Lottie Carlson, administratrix of
the estate of Louis W. Carlson, to Da
vid H. Johnson, e 40 feet of lots 7 and
10 and part lots 8 and 9, block 40, Chi
cago or Lower add., Rock Island.
A Million Voices
Could hardly express the thanks of
Homer Hall, of West Point, Iowa.
Liste- why: A severe cold had settled
on his lungs, causing a most obstin
ate cough. Several physicians said he
had consumption, but could not help
him. When all thought he was doom
ed he began to use Dr. King's Xew
Discovery for Consumption, and
writes: "It completely cured me and
saved my life. I now weigh 227
pounds." It's positively guaranteed
for coughs, colds and lung troubles.
Price, 50 cents and $1. Trial bottles
free at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
A Cold Wave.
The forecast of sudden changes in
the weather serves notice that a
hoarse voice and a heavy cough may
invade the sanctity of health in your
own home. Cautious people have a
bottle of One Minute Cough Cure al
ways at hand. E. II. Wise, Madison,
Ga., writes: "I am indebted to One
Minute Cough Cure for my present
good health, and probably my life."
It cures coughs, colds, lagrippe, bron
chitis, pneumonia and all throat and
lung troubles. One Minute Cough
Cure cuts the phlegm, draws out the
inflammation, heals and soothes the
mucous membranes and strengthens
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Ruess drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
A Timely Topic.
At this season of coughs and colds
it is well to know that Foley's Honey
and Tar is the greatest throat and
lung remedy. It. cures quickly and
prevents serious results from a cold.
"C. C. C" on Every Tablet
Every tablet of Cascarets Candy
Cathartic bears the famous C. C C
Never sold in bulk. Look for it and
accept no other. Beware of fraud.
All druggists, ioc.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Ghost Aboard.
Copyright, 1902. by C. B. Lewis.
We had left Cape Town 500 miles be
hind us on our voyage home In the
English bark Eagle, when one night at
midnight I came on watch, being the
second mate, to find the men of both
watches standing about and discuss
ing a matter in whispers. Demanding
to know what was the trouble, I was
told that strange, uncanny noises had
been heard in the forecastle several
times during the night and that it was
the general belief we had a ghost
I was off at 4 and on again at 8
next morning. The breeze had died
out, and we were on an even keel and
not making over two miles an hour. It
bad come 0 o'clock. The captain was
overhauling some papers in the cabin,
the men were at work on jobs, aud 1
was pacing the quarter and keeping
an eye on a bit of sail Just showing to
windward when a sbdTlt of terror rang
through the ship.
A hand named Thomas Burns had
been Into the forepeak after something
wanted on deck, and It was he who
called out as he tumbled up ' and
seemed for a moment to contemplate
going overboard. The yell brought the
captain on deck, and then he was told
of the strange notees of the night pre
vious. Burns declared that a voice
had called out to him while he was
below, and others then declared they
had heard a woman singing, but the
"old man" was mad enough to kill
It was the captain's watch always
held by the first mate from midnight
to 4 o'clock next morning. It had be
come almost a dead calm when I left
the deck. Every man of the first
mate's watch was up before him, and
I noticed that none of mine went be
low. What happened half an hour
after I had turned in gave the captain
the greatest surprise of his life. Mr.
Groat, the first mate, was pacing the
quarter when he was suddenly seized,
gagged and bound, and a voice, which
he recognized as the carpenter's, cau
tioned him to be quiet or he'd go over
board. All sailors are light sleepers,
but the officers especially so, and why
It was that neither the captain nor I
woke up during the eveuts occurring
on deck has always been a matter of
surprise. The men brought the bark
to the wind, got tackles aloft and hove
out the longboat, and we slept rlcht
along without hearing a sound. They
filled two breakers of water, took such
provisions as the cook, who was In
with them, could lay hands on, and by
1 o'clock they were away. The stew
ard was the onpr one left behind with
the officers. After the men left Mr.
Groat made efforts to free himself, but
without avail. He could not even roll
along the deck, as he had been lashed
to a ringbolt. At half past G o'clock
the captain awoke aud went on deck,
and when the whole affair became
plain to him he nearly fell down in a
We were discussing the matter and
the captain was cursing and raving
when a strange figure emerged from
the forecastle and came aft as far as
the mainmast. It was the figure of a
woman, but her face was so white and
pinched, her eyes so largo and glassy
and she reeled about in such a manner
that I, who was nearest her, was ten
seconds in making sure she was even
a human being. The minute I caught
sight of her parched lips I ran to the
scuttle butt and got her a panikin of
.water. It was only a drop to her, and
she had swallowed fully two quarts
before I choked her off. Then I sig
naled the steward, who was now act
ing as cook, and he brought a big hunk
of meat and a couple xf biscuits. She
ate like a wolf, and It was a good half
hour before we could get any explana
tion. By and by we bad her story. She
was an Irish widow who had gone out
to the Cape to marry again, but her
lover had gone back on his word and
left her penniless among strangers. In
this emergency she had decided to
stow herself away on a homeward
bound ship and had selected the Eagle.
The captain did not "bless" her, as I
expected. He sent her to the galley to
act as cook, and I don't think he was
as much put out as he pretended to be.
Two days later we had half a gale
and a tumbling sea all day and far
into the night. We were under very
short sail, but the bark swarmed along
at a good rate of speed. The captain
meant to keep our course and speak
the first sail we met, ask for two or
three men and touch at Sierra Leone.
At sunrise of the third day I went
alot to sweep the sea, and the very
first object to catch ray eye was our
longboat. She was tm the eastward
and windward of us and bearing down
across our course. She wasn't over
three miles away, and with my glass
I could identify every man.
Upon reporting the boat to the cap
tain he swore by the big horn spoon
that he'd not take a man aboard, but
when the boat had come within ball
he changed his mind, and her crew was
soon tumbled over the rail and glad to
get aboard. They bad gone off Intend
ing to make the coast, but had forgot
ten to take a compass, and had been
sailing almost at random. The "ghost"
was there to welcome them on board,
and when they got her story and real
ized how idiotic had been their actions
no set of men were ever more disgust
ed with themselves or more anxious to
atone for their doings. Molly McDavis
was safely landed In Liverpool, and
when we made up a purse for her that
she might have time to turn around I
believe the captain put in as much as
all the rest of us, though he waved
her ashore and called after her that
he'd have the brw on her if she wdsnt
out of Liverpool inside of an hour. .
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Some People Can't
Eat Bread. '
Bread is reputed to be the
"staff of life." Yet there are
some people who never eat
We allude to this because of
a curious parallel fact in medi
cine. We recommend Vinol
and sell it on a guarantee of
money back if it does not bene
fit the user. We don't expect
Vinol to help everybody. Yet,
strange to say, out of every one
hundred bottles sold, less than
two per cent, proved unsatis
factory. In other words, ninety
eight out of every hundred
found Vinol of value many of
them great value.
We want to say that if you
are run-down, weak, too thin,
ailing, with bad stomach, poor
appetite, cough, nervousness,
that we think Vinol will help
Mall Orders Supplied. 91 per Bottle. Ex
Harper House Pharmacy
mc net m Ototr.
Tm ru toe tm arm M
Notice of Publication Chancery.
State of Illinois, i
Sock Island County, (
AInrtb,?wolr4ult court- To January tertr,
Emma a. Pearjon vs. Bernhardt Pearjor. In
Toe affidavit Of tinn.ricli1inPA nf HirnhKrdt
Pearson, the above defendant, having been
Bled In tbe clerk's office of the circuit
court cf ald county, notice Is therefore
hereby riven to the said non resident de
fendant that the comnlalnant Bled her bill
of complaint In iatd court, on the chancery
side thereof, on the Uth day of Aupuht, a.
D. 1902, and that thereupon a summons is
sued out of said court, wherein said suit
is now pending, returnable on me nrat
Monday in the month of September, A. D.,
11)02, and that said caue as been continued
to the January term of sid court which con
venes in ih it. nf lliok Wand, ci untv of
R ck Inland and s ate of Illinois on the Erst
Monday In January next.
Now, unless you. the said non-resident ae
fAKiiuit nhnvn nuined. Bernhardt Pearson.
ahull ncnnnillT be and appear before said
circuit court on tne unii uy ui mo
January term. a. D.. U03, to be bclden at
Rook Island, in and for the said county, on
the first Monday in January, next, and
plead, answer, or demur to the said com
ninin&nt'a bill of complaint, the same and
the matters and things therein charged and
t&ted will be taken as confessed, and a decree
entered against you, according to tne prayer
of said bill. .
liEOHGI W. UAMBL.B. UIBTK.
Dated a". Foca inland, IillooU, this 4th day of
December. A. L , 1W03.
Uceniut & MC3.NIHT, Complalaant'a Solici
Notice of Publication
Stale of Illinois, I
Rock Island County.
In the Circuit court at the January term
A. U 1W3 in ccancery.
Fiank Wilson vs Flo- encs WUon. Divorce
To he aoove nunia tw n-r t idert defend'
ant. Florence WUs in. Affidavit of ioir con
residence having been lied in Ihe office of
cleric of bald court notice W hereby it ven to
y u that the above npmrd coedj ljklnani has
bl-:d la ta'd court his bll of complaint agalntt
sou on the cbacrv side of Hkidc uri that
a MjiOiona lu cb.ki.cery has been Usued in
&ad cause agtnt you re u nabie tn the neit
term of saltl rurt to Oe begun ana neia in tne
el' v of KoiK Wand in Id cojn.y on the fl tt
Monday in J u rv, A jj iykw. atwnicniine
and r-la"e you are to pl-ad, answer or demur
to tald bill ol complaint I r you see nt.
Daudat Kosk island, JUL, December 5, A D ,
Georgk W. Gamble.
Swiikit & WiLKia, Solicitors for Com
GUSTAFSON & HAYES
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'Phone West 12GS. 210 Eighteenth St.
II. E. CASTE EL, L. D. MUDGE, II. B. SIMMON,
J President. Vice President. Cashier
I Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
i the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad-
f ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
X Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
If You Warvt Yoir Umbrella
Repaired or recovered, you will find J. J. Baker at 320 Twentietli street.
Phone 663 brown. Also all kinds of Furniture repaired.
t. . i'i&i iiiiiiitlii2ii4!i
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E now have in stock positively the very largest selection of furniture of all kinds to be
fnnnrt in the tri-cities. We have four full floors that are used exclusively for the dis
play of our mammoth stock. In addition to this we have a large warehouse of three stores.
We claim we can save you 10 per cent on any article you wish to buy, and we are here to
back up our assertion. Understand, we carry all grades from the least expensive to the
very finest obtainable and the 10 per cent saving applies to every line and quality.
Articles Appropriate for Christmas Presents,
(If you haven't one of
those gems of solid com
fort you better come to our
store at once and make
your selection.) We have
over 100 styles in stock.
Beautiful Leather Couches
Celebrated Victor Extension Tables
Our Davenport" will fill all re
quirements both as to quality and
Erice if you want an extra line
avenport we can supply you at a
cost of $125 and they range from
Why not buy father and mother
one of our quarter sawed oak dining
room tables? The finest ones come
at $40, while the least T C
expensive are only
Round Dining Room Tables (the
latest out.) Just what you want at
from $50 down 0 00
High Rack Dining Room Chairs
more than you have seen liefore in
your life ranging in price faff
up from each JJ
Sideboards We have the size jou
want and at the price you want to
oay. Some as high as $00, others
very nice and neat C)
Very pretty china closets
Others as fine as could be desired.
Parlor Cabinets The very latest on
the market and the finest we could
buy from the manufacturers. We
sell them at 10 per cent less than
any other house in the tri-cities.
Nobby Dressing Tables Genuine
Polished Mahogany finished.
Beautiful two-piece solid mahogany
colonial parlor suits, bought espe
cially for holiday trade, and just
unpacked this week. Upholstered
with figured hair cloth. Others
would charge more, but we will sell
them at C C
Inspect our Nepotian Bedroom
Suites, made of solid mahogany and
also of natural burch. You will say
they are the finest you ILH
have ever seen at jlJJ
from $9 '
Fancy Rockers Every style and
shape, and any kind of wood you
desire, at prices from "Jf C
$3S down to JK
Xice Center Tables In all the lat
est woods and styles. We have
them at any price you care to pay
down from $20 to as flfl
low as M.JJ
Hall Trees Nothing more appropri
ate for Xmas, take your choice at
any price you want. Nice P
hail trees "at..- H0
Cheaper ones as low as $4,
and fine ones Bkf)
up to f)JKJ
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AAT JL A Q ftlft largest in tne state, floor space 60x120 feet, filled with Carpets,
Domestic and Imported Rugs.
INGRAIN CARPETS in pretty patterns and colors, per yard from 85c down to 30c.
toorM o An nipcx ,nff,.,m0 tmb or witlihiit, hornp.rs. ner vara rroin 85c down to du.
Velvet and Axminster Carpets, in beautiful patterns and colors, something extraordinary, witn
witliout borders, per yard from $1.50 down to 70c.
n fT C The celebrated Bundhor Wilton Kupr in ail sizes, price rrom aown io jj.w.
IX- v v w Fine line of patterns in Axminster uigs sizes anu prices oj. an uesunpuuus
: " of both. Body Brussels and Topestry Rugs.
Lace Curtains and Portiers, a large and handsome line to select from.
A large line
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