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THE ABGrTJS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 0, 1903.
Published Dally and Weekly at ISM Second
Arenae, Rock Island, 111. Entered at tfce
Poatofflce aa Second-clasa matter.
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ship in Rock Island connty.
Friday, February .
The .lovji-er empress of China, like
the sultan of Sulu, is again reported
When it eoines to diplomacy Minis
ter I'owen appears to be a few Tun
The Chicago tea and coffee mer
chant who has sued his wife for di
vorve. says he does not lack for
Senator Ilanna's bill to pension ex
claves is simply another aim to hold
and control the colored vote to the
republican party at the expense of
President Roosevelt may be a good
consf rucl ive statesman, but he did a
mighty poor job in the erection of a
business office annex that destroys
the beauty and dignity of the White
The lone taken on by prominent
journals all over the United States in
dicates that the Venezuelan affair had
just about reached, the limit of for
bearance when Minister Iloweii sent
Lis ultimatum. It was the people and
Ihe pre-;s that drove Spain out of
When congress adjourns without
the enactment of an anti-trust meas
ure or the ratification of-the Jreaty
with Cuba, which now seems likely, it
will not do to say that it was Quay's
fault. The Pennsylvania senator has
been ready to vote ont the statehood
bill, and thus clear the way for other
lesrislut i-n. for inanv davs.
President Castro's apprehension
that the complications caused by the
Venezuelan demands of the allied
powers may result in a world war is
not yet shared by less excitable stu
dent if the situation. There I
ground f-r hoping that Germany.
England and Italy will soon consent
to a settlement of their claims on a
basis of equality with other credi
tors. The basis for this hope is a be
lief thai- the xwers named already
'perceive the unfairness of their in
sistence upon preferential treatment.
Andrew Carnegie has made the peo
ple of Flora his cit-onuary conditional
rtfeV towards t he. establishment of a
public library, and in all prolwibility
the gift "ill be accepted. A donation
of $lo.o:;o is H'le amount named by Mr.
Carnegie's secretary, contingent upon
the city furnishing' a site and guaratf
teeinr $1.0oo a year toward the main
tenance of the institution. The Illi
nois state law provides for a library
tax which will yield a revenue of $"00
annually, and the city council has re
cently voted a $200 annuity for a city
library, thus leaving but $:i00 to be
raised. It is ipiite likely thai the city
will appropriate the required amount
and t he benefaction will be secured.
Despite the fact that President
Iloosevelt did all he could to aid him
in his aspirations, John Edwards Ad
dicks, the "gas . man'' who has for
eight years been fighting for a seat
in the United Statesi senate from the
state of Delaware, has been obliged
to withdraw from the race. The am
bition of Addicks has deprived his
state of representation in the upper
branch of congress and precipitated
a. deadlock in the legislature of the
commonwealth that has attracted the
atteution of the country. It is a bat
tle that has been bitterly waging for
a long time, but the state of Delaware
may count all that has been lost in
the meantime as an actual gain in the
end when it is considered that Ad
d'cka has failed in breaking into the
United States senate.
We know of notJiing that letter in
dicates the contemptible smallness of
republican! statesmanship in Indiana
than1 ihe support, given to the propo
al to put a statue of George Rogers
Clark in the niche belonging to Thom
as -V. Hendricks in the memnxria1! hall
of the mvtiowal capital. The Indian
apolis Senrtinel declares its belief in
politics ami polHioal parties as agen
cies for securing gc k1 government,
but it thanks' heaven that the manly
pursuit of political wfaTe does not
necessitate. the petty and disgraceful
war on the memory of notable men. of
the Hoosier state, above which some
people seem incapable of rising.
Indiana ha- for years been a great
xlitical battleground, in1 which the
two lealing parties the representatives-
of the "political thought of the
nation have waged.baitMe like giants.
At times one and again the, other won
(success until the state was known
throughout the country as "doubtful."
Ire the very nature of things it was im
possible that such a condition should
exisit without leader? of great ability
on both sides, and the positions of
leaiK-Tship have always been, accorded
is- they sthould have been, to .Morton
ami Hendricks. They were the heads
of their parties by virtue of their
ability. They both held the highest
offices in the gift of the people of the
state, and Mr. Hendricks reached the
national recognition of the vice presi
dency. Xo two men could represent
the whole people of the state aw these
Kver since Morton's statue was de
cided upon there lutx been a tacit un
derstanding that Hendriek's statue le-
longetl with his in counterpart. Hut
now comes these little, schriveled
soub and propose to go back to the
da wit of the state historv ami take for
a type of Indiana one who was never
in the state after it was a wtate a
man who had roo part in the develop
ment of the civilization that exists
there today. And this i. ivot because
of any regard, for George Kogers
Clark, but merely to vent a little ties-
piceable hatred of Mr. Hendricks. It
s the sentiment of men who never
eoiiuiKinded the respet't of friend.s or
foes, and whose only eham-e to get
even is to devote their lives to mean
and disreputable assaults on others.
Such men sire the chosen1 representa
tives! of the republican! party in In.li-
ina today. To what depth has that
party fallen stiiicc the days of Morton!
Whatever faults he had. and whatever
mistakes he made, he was big enough
to be a maiv. And that is more than
wJH ever happen to these pigmy fid
lowers of his of this generation.
More Liberality With Illinois Schools
A petition is1 in circulation .in south
ern Illinois a-sking the Illiuois legisla
ture to provide a larger school fund,
free text-books and the consolidation
of'tlie schools. The lirf't proposition
is one of vital interest. as
many school districts find it a very
difficult matter to meet the expenses
of their schools, and this proposed- ad
dition to the funds will be heartily wel
comed by the patrons. The free text
books and consolidation features are
entirely new to the" people, but as the
proposed changes are" to be optional
with the taxpayers, a vote of the pat
rons of the school district, being ne
cessary to the enactment of the law.
County Superiutendenl of Schools
Jacob I. McKinley.'of Clay county, ad
vocates the adoption of the three
propositions. and has distributed
throughout the ct uuty a number of
petitions for the ' signatures of taxpayer-.
DRUGGISTS MUST BE CHARY.
They Sell All Kinds of Hair Preparations.
and Fear to Discriminate.
.Druggists sell all kinds of hair
preparations .and as a ririe they are
wisely chary of p-iving preference to
any particular one. but many of them
have come out plainly for Newbro's
Herpicide. the new treatment that al
solutely kills the dandruff germ. H.
Swannell & Sou, Champaign. 111.,
says: "One customer of ours who did
not have a hair on top of his head
when he began to use Herpicide now
has a fair start towards a good head
of hair. We believe Herpicide to be
by far the best preparation of its
kind on the market." Hundreds of
similar testimonials from everywhere.
For sale by T. H. ThoTuas. druggist.
Public notice is hereby given to all
persons interested, that the under
signed. Tri-City Kailway company,
will, at a meeting of the city council
of the city of Uock Island, to be held
at the city council room Feb. 1G next,
at the hour of 8 o'clock p. m., present
a petition to said city council pray
ing that it will grant to the under
signed Tri-City Railway company the
right to construct, operate and main
tain, for a period of twenty (20) years
a single or double track electric
street railway, with the Usual and
necessary appurtenances and appli
ances, to run its street cars upon,
along, over and across the following
streets and avenues in said city of
Rock. Island, to-wit:
Regaining- and connecting with the
street railway track of said company
at Fifteenth street and Fourth ave
nue, thence south on Fifteenth street
to Eleventh avenue, thence east on
said avenue to Twentieth street,
thence south on Twentieth street to
Eighteenth avenue, thence east on
Eighteenth avenue to Twenty-second
Tit I-CITY KAILWAY COMPANY.
Hy James F. Lardner, Secretary.
Hock Island, 111., Feb. 4, 1903.
Xearly Forralts'Bls Ufe.
A runaway almost ending fatally
started a horrible ulcer on the leg of
J. IS. Orner, Franklin Grove, HI. For
four years it defied all doctors and
all remedies. But Bucklen's Arnica
Salve had no trouble i to cure him.
Equal l.fl good for burns, bruises, skin
eruptions and piles. 25 cents, at Hartz
& Ullemeyer's drug store.
Recorered Speech and Hearing.
Messrs. Ely Bros.: "I commenced
using your Cream Balm about two
j-ears ago for catarrh. My voice was
somewhat thick and my hearing was
dull. My hearing has been fully re
stored and my speech has become
quite clear. I am a teacher in our
town. L. G. Brown, Granger, Ohio."
The Balm does not irritate or cause
sneezing. Sold by druggists at 50
cents or mailed by Ely Brothers, 50
Warren street. New York.
Baby sleeps and grows while mam
ma rests if Rocky Mountain Tea is
given. It's tne greatest baby "medi
cine ever offered Joving mothers. 35
cents.' T.' II. Thomas pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Some Salt Water Chosts
Copyright, 19C2, by II. S. !ial.
In March, 1862. the bark Schuylkill
of Philadelphia encountered n brig, the
Speedwell, in the bay of Biscay with
a tslgual of distress Hying.
The Speedwell! had a cargo of coal
for Gibraltar. She was also a new
craft, this being her third voyage.
While lying in tbti Downs at anchor at
night the crew lhad been frightened
by a moaning in the fo'eastle.
At dark, on tJhe night before the
Schuylkill came-np, mates and all went
away In the longboat and left the cap
In June, 1SGS, I ran away from the
MarbleheadX whaler Josiah Bemis In
the port of Tort St. Louis, island of
Mauritius. A week after she had
sailed away there came into port u
ship called the Golden Horn, owned by
an English flrni in Bombay. She had
touched at a port In Ceylon and was
bound for Liverpool,, and the crew had
forced the captain to put In at St.
Louis on account of the ship being
haunted. Very little of the story
leaked outwhen the six of us who had
deserted thewhaler shipped aboard of
The captain and both mates were
English, ajKl there were two English
sailors in the fo'eastle. Of the thir
teen jnen forward there were five
Portuguese. The cook was a negro and
the steward an Irishman. Of those
arriving in the ship at Tort St. Louis
only the captain and first mate re
mained. Cook, steward and all others
were "new hands. Four of the Ameri
cans were educated young men who
had shipped for a whaling cruise in a
spirit of -adventure. . The captain and
both motes were above the ordinary,
and even the cook was a man of con
siderable education who had been
driven to sea by hard luck ashore. I
tell you this because we had a mys
tery aboard, and superstition played
no part in it.
Such of us as had hoard the gossip
about tho ghost from the old crew, had
forgotten it when the Golden Horn was
three or four days out. She was a fast
craft, well found in every particular,
and there was nothing to And fault
with. One night, while I was acting as
lookout ou the bows, the hour being be
tween 1 and 2 o'clock, I turned my face
for a moment and saw a man standing
about five feet away. I was in the
captain's watch, which is really the
second male's watch, and Mr. Leslie,
the secoud mate, was pacing the quar
ter deck, as I could see. It being a
quiet night, with all sails full, the other
men of the watch on deck were lying
about to catch a wink of sleep, but
ready t spring up at a call.
I at first thought the man to be the
captain, though it would be strange if
he came forward. Looking closer, I
saw that he was a total stranger. He
was a tall, heavy man and had on oil
skins, though the night was fine. If
masquerading was not almost a crime
on shipboard, I might have thought It
the cook or steward dressed up to
play a joke. I could see the man at the
wheel, and the mate and I looked
about and counted the men In the
watch. Then I advanced upon the
stranger, and he backed up a few feet,
glided to the port rail and swung him
self over and out of sight.
I listened for the splash, but none
came. I climbed upon the rail, but no
one was in sight. I was still looking
and wondering when Mr. Leslie came
forward, and when he had heard my
story he admitted that it was the ghost
that had driven the other crew away.
The spook had been seen by every man
who stood watch from midnight to" 2
o'clock, but by no one else and at no
I promised to say nothing to any of
the men, and I kept my word, but
next night it was seen by the lookout
just as I had seen it, and after two or
three days more the thing was out.
The Portuguese flunked at once and
almost threatened mutiny, but the
others of us, assisted by the officers,
went coolly at work to solve the mys
tery. Not one of us was a believer
even In dreams. We stretched ropes
across the deck, but the shadow
passed to the rail and over just the
same. We stretched a net along the
rail, but it went through the net as a
puff of smoke would. We lighted the
decks, and we evea extinguished the
binnacle light for ft few minutes, but
it made no difference. On one occa
sion every man in the 6h!p stood on
the spot and swung his arms and
sought to grasp something, but the
ghost came and stood and disappeared
just the same.
At Cape Town the ' Portuguese cut
sticks,, and four English sailors were
shipped. We were now all English
speaking and all white men except the
cook. We were determined to "lay"
that ghost, and for at least twenty
nights after leaving Cape Town we ex
perimented. Not one of uswas afraid,
but the whole thing was considered a
Do what we would, that shadowy
figure appeared. It came as we lay
becalmed, and it came as we were ly
ing to in a gale. No man saw its face.
You simply saw a man there. As you
started forward he stepped back and
then to his left. There was no sound
of feet, no noise at the raiL From
forehead down to throat was a darker
spot in the shadow, as if veiled. The
arms seemed to hang down, but you
also lost sight of the hands in the
shadow. Captain, mates, steward,
cook, every man aboard, went on look
out and saw the ghost:
We took the ship into port, but no
one wanted any more , of her. The
story got out, and for six months she
was idle. Then she got a charter for
Australia, was . spoken twenty-two
days out and after that was never
heard of again. - , M. QUAD.
That Norka flavor there
was never anything like it.
It's so delicious that house-
wives are using Norka in mak
ing desserts, as well as for a
INT) v A
The Cooked Oats
Ready to Serve
Norka is packed while hot in a sealed air
tight package, which keeps in all of the origi
inal flavor of the oats and keeps out dust and
insects. The only cereal thus protected.
THE NORKA FOOD CO.. Ltd..
B&ttle Creek. Mich.
Tuesday, Feb. 10.
(liven under aupiee Camp Degree
Team M. VY. A.
The Woodman Octette.
Hurt .1. (lardner.
Miss .1. Alma-Holt,
('. The Swallow Family OAerobats.
(iofV and I!;iis,
'1 lie lilaek Zouae.
Prices: ,"o and T.'i cents.
Seats on sle M;uidav :il Illinois Smo
ker. DlRLCTION CnAMAlRLIN.KlNDTACOMPANV.
Wednesday, Feb. II.
Always Wileome! Always Mnjoyable!
Supor1ed by: Frnneis K. Hope. Car
roll Daly. Leo 'Hardniau. Adam I".
Fox. Helen Hareoiirt. .lames H.
Johnson. Const a live. (Mover, Minnie
M. AlUn and others.
Presenting the prettv eomeK' drama
AT COZY CORNERS
l'riees: '2.:. .10, 7.1e an:! . 1.0(1.
Scats on sale Tuesday niorniiiu-.
ORPHEON - THEATRE?
Gives an especially
strong list of attrac
tions this week ....
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Copies of Drawings Etc
We are equippedfor printing by
and can furnish prints on short notiec
at any time. Vs call for and deliver
prints anywhere In the tri-clties.
PHO.VE SOKTII 763 . '
W. H. KIMBALL;
Civil Engineer. Daventort. Iowa.
McCulluugh Uldg. .
I.M. im.il ii.UL?i'ifWwHll.wim n ,
Friday, Feb. 6.
Henry W. Savatre presents the latest
Pi x ley -. Luders' musie-il coined v
PRINCE of PILSEN.
100 A RTISTS. 100
IVig and small in the company.'
SPECIAL PIMXCi: OF PfLSKX
The original east of principals and
chorus intact direct from a tri
umphant 5 months in I'oston. ?
months in Chicago, where '00,000
people saw it and sounded" its praise
to the shies.
SIXTY SWF.ET SIXC.KIW.
Prices: oO 7.1, .1. $1..10. P.ox seats $2.
Seat sale opens Thursday morning' at
Uircction Cham Berlin. Kindts. Company.
Sunday, Feb. 8.
.lule Walters' Latest,
"Just Struck Town"
MISS LOFISi: LLKWKLLYX.
CIMIAT FLO 1)1). DUFAKIXC OF DAM.
ISA LLOOX AS( F.XS IOX.
STIMXT FA 1 1.
FALL OF Till; 15 A LLOOX WITH ITS
II I'M A. FKKICHT. -
An all feature attraction. A freight
train of T2 cars, actual size. Come
early and see the surprise.
Prices: tl.l. :i5 and 50 cents.
Seats on sale Satnrdav morning.
Monday, Feb. 9.
OXi: NKiHT ONLY.
The romantic melodrama,
Tin: scocr of foht mfadf.
A love story of the Hlack Hills? based
on actualities, and real flesh
and blood people.
The Dank Uobbcry.
The Fi.-jlit on the ( HIT.
The funny Comedians.
A production brim full of sensation,
pathos, comedy, specialties.
Prices: 2.1c. o.lc and .10 cents.
Scats on sale Saturday morning.
Jurtis Opera. House.
Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The Tri-City Press
Club Presents in
I'uiler Direction of MhJ. James It I'oml.)
Tlie Well Ivnown Trav
eler, Who will Lecture
on His Journey hy Land
to 'New York
Illustrated hy Fine
1,4 to 1-3 Off on qlII Men's,
Boys and Children's
I Gustaf son
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