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THE ABQTJS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 19, 1903.
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THE AUG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at ISM Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111. Entered at the
Poatofflce aa Second-clan matter.
BY IBB J. "VY. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cenu per week, weekly,
1.00 per year in advance.
All communications ol political or argumen
tative character, political or religions, most
bate real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town-
snip in Bock Island county
Thursday, February 19.
These are the days that you are
not a fooii neighbor unless you keep
Jour share of the walks clean.
More thiin thirty great nianufact ur
ine- companies of the Lnited States
are establishing' factories in Canada
JA good many men nave to woi-k so
hard to get into the United States
sehute that they are too tired to do
much after they get there.
The l'oston club, which claims to
have founded the republican party.
and to be the oldest dining club in
the country, recently held its 2.000th
The police had orders yesterday to
arrest anyone heard singing "In the
Dear Old Summer Time." No offense
of this character has so far been re
John 1). Rockefeller has just
ceived his quarterly dividend
twenty per cent on his Standard
fctock. his share amounting to a little
over $8,000,000. If John can get away
vith that before next payday he will
have to some.
Japanese is the latest language to
be added to the list taught at the
University of Chicago. Prof. Yashin
ka. a graduate of Northwestern uni
versity, has been selected to teach the
lanjruatre. There are a number of
students in the university who expect
to go to Japan as missionaries.
The bill amending the bankruptcy
luw has been signed by the president
The nio.-t important modifieathms are
those relating to preferred creditors
and making the giving of a false mer
cantile statement, or.tlus makJyigfci
frudulent transfer, or a previous
bankruptcy within six years, objec
tions to a discharge.
A young woman in Iowa has made a
hit by her comparison of sweethearts
to electric cars. This log-ical and
philosophical voting damsel says:
"Sweethearts are like electric cars,
When you lose one. wait a minute
There will be another around the
corner." So she never laments, but
just waits on the corner.
A wage settlement benefitting tens
of thousands of railroad employes in
the west and southwest was effected
at St. Louis last Sat unlay morning,
ihe omcers of the .Missouri, Kansas
Texas road yielded to the demands
of. the conductors and trainmen o
that road, granting an advance of 15
per cent in the wages of freight an
1- per cent of passenger men. Simi
lar action has since been taken bv
the Missouri Pacific, Iron Mountain
Cotton Pelt and "Frisco. In addition
1he settlement will effect indirectly
the negotiations now in progress be
tween the Burlington, Great Northern
and other western roads and their
employes, who are seeking higher
Senators Stone of Missouri and Per
ry of Arkansas, both ex-governors of
their respective states, have been
counting the ex-governors who now
hold seats ia the United States sen
ate. Three governors or ex-govern
ors will take their seats after March
4. They are McCreary of Kentucky
Clark of Arkansas ami Stone. Poth
xne senators, trom Louisiana have
served their states as governor, and
Dillingham and Proctor have been
governors of ermont. One-fifth of
the present, membership of the sen
ate is composed of ex-flrovernors. The
list includes Berrv, of Arkansas, Per
kins, of California; Mooney and Fos
ter. of Louisiana; Citllom. of Illinois;
Ahjjer. of Michigan; Nelson..of Minne
sota. Macl.aurin, of Mississippi; Dei
trich. of Nebraska; Foraker, of Ohio;
Wet more, of Rhode Island; Tillman,
of South Carolina: Culbertson, of
Texas; Proctor and Dillingham, of
Cleanliness in Utah.
Notwithstanding the harsh things
that are now being said about Utah
just now, there are some strikingly
good traits shown out that way. The
proposition that a day be set aside
for the annual joining together of all
the people in cleaning tip their towns
and cities is one that would do high
credit to any state in the union.
Many grave charges are made
against the Mormons, some of them
perhaps just, but unhygienic filthi
liess is not among them.
Salt Lake City is world-renowned
for its sweet .cleanliness, i The -filth
of streets and air that is so insistent-
y obtrusive in most Amenca.n cities
s there unknown. And Salt Lake
sets the pace in this respecttfor all
ther towns of the state. It' is the
leajiest state in the union. J'
Hut cleanliness is progressive. Utah
would be more cleanlv still, fio it is
proposed to set apart an annual clean-
ng'-up day, when all the citizens shall
turn out to clean and beautify their
towns. . '
It is not putting it too stronglv to
say that this is the most rational hol-
day proposition ever offered.
Such a day as this, with thei spirit
it must cultivate, and the lessons it
rhust teach, will count for gooul citi
zenship a no other holiday e-er de
vised can do.
Idleness is the worst possible sort
of "recreation," either for mind or
body. A larsre part of the trlovious
merican. citizens can get through
the average idle holiday only by aid
of beer and whisky.
Tint here is proposed a holiday that
will stimulate mind and body to the
most pleasurable occupation. It will
inculcate the most healthful civic
pride. It will cultivate the best, and
Every state in the union ought to
have this cleaning-up day. There are
mighty few cities in the United States
that do not need cleaning' up. and
there are mighty few citizens who do
not need an increase in the cleaning
American cities are said to be the
dirtiest to be found in the. temperate
zone. It is because their people do
not give sufficient, thought to the sub
ject. If they were aroused upon the
question it. would be vastly different.
Such a holiday as this, set apart to
public cleanliness and the cultivation
of civic pride, would bring wonderful
Greed lied to Suicide.
A most pathetic story of double sui
cide comes from New York. Kdward
lones, OS 3ears of age. and his sis.ter.
i few years his junior, were found
unconscious and dying in each other's
arms with throats cut, "Sunday night.
in a little room in a lodging house in
Before the woman died she reveal
ed the fact that this double tragedv
was a deliberate suicide. The brother
and sister who had been living to
gether were not rich, but they had
etimipli to keep them comfortably for
the remainder of their years. They
owned four houses which brought in
a very comfortable income. These
they sold a week or so ago, realizing
$25.0OO cash. This they invested "on
the stock market in the hope of mak-
injr a fortune and lost it all. Nor did
this $25,000 mark all their losseH
They had other property which they
disposed of previous to the sale of
Here then is a suicide that, may be
said to be superinduced wholly by
greed an insane dcire to accumu
late more money than was necessary
for comfort or even moderate lux
u ry. Why should any person G8 years
of age desire to risk a competency iu
an effort to gain a fortune? Evidence
accumulates every day that this coun
try is money-mad.
OLD AND NEW WAY.
Ilyontcl, the Latest Scientific Discovery for
the Care of Catarrh.
The discovery of Ilyomci ha
wrought a wonderful change in the
treatment of catarrh.
Prior to three years ago the medi
cines ordinarily employed in the cure
of this disease were nauseating drugs
and worthless tonics. In some instan
ces they benefitted, but the improve
ment was not lasting.
mtn uyomei you take into the air
passages of the throat and head a
balsamic air that goes to the minutest
sells, effectually killing all germs and
microbes of catarrh. It enters the
blood with the oxygen, killing the
germ in the blood, and restores health
to the whole system. Many astonish
ing testimonials have been received
from those who have been cured by
N. (J. Durham. 2 Wellington street,
Boston. Mass., writes: "I have suf
fered from catarrh for a number of
years. I tried Uyomei and found it
the only cure for this disease I have
Perhaps the strongest evidence that
can be given to doubters, is the fact
that T. II. Thomas has so much faith
in Uyomei that he sells every pack
age under a positive guarantee to re
fund the money if it does not cure.
Now is the time to begin to use
Live for those who love you,
For those whose hearts are fond and
The only way to do this right.
Take Rocky Mountain Tea at night.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Sales Greater Than Population of Illinois
Population of Illinois compared
with the sale of Single Binder cigars
and other brands of Iiewis', factory.
Cigars sold during 1902 (internal reve
nue counted,)5,801,300. Population of
Illinois, 4,821,500. Lewis' Single Bind
er factory sold 979.750 more cigars
than there are people in the great
state of Illinois. Greatest year's
sales in the history of the Lewis fac
tory. Reliable quality brought the
business. Peoria Star, Jan. 4. '
Foley's Honey and Tar is best for
croup and whooping cough, contains
no opiates, and cures quickly. Care
ful mothers keep it in the house. All
All the healing- balsamic virtues of
the Norway pine are concentrated in
Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup. Na
ture's own, remedy for coughs and
DAILY SHORT STORY
In the days of slavery In the southern
states a yolaug negro was one evening,
after a ha ml day's hoeing, enjoying the
recreation lot practicing with an old
pistol that llio had found and polished.
Gumbo, as the was called, had a pas
sion for shooting and was an expert.
Within a circle of admiring darkies ha
was tossing up chips and puttiug bul
lets through them white in-the air. Am
brose Orimsjhaw, the overseer, hearing
the shots, n ent to see what it meant.
From behinil one of the cabins he wit
nessed G Linn bo's skill without being
himself scon. Then, advancing, he or
dered that tthe boy receive fifty lashes
for having nrearmstin his possession.
Gumbo bore his punishment with
patient euiuranee. It was a common
occurrence t an that especial plantation
owing to tli. cruel nature of the over-
seer. The hw-gro showed no vludietive-
nessiaud .-was always afterward obe-
dient.veven ito servility.
PiveiuL't, the owner of the plantation.
wasan eay going man. with no bead
for business, while. LirUushaw was as
avttrielousj as he. was cruel. One day
Prochet,, discovered .that all he pos
sessed was; about to pass to Ids over
seer. ( Griujshaw was above his class In
breeding land education. Indeed he
was fairly well ltoru. Prochet con
ceived the fedea of marrying his daugh
ter to Griinr.havv on condition' that the
property he settled on him. Miss Pro
chet oltVcted, especiaJIy since while on
a visitlto St. Augustine she had met a
young officer of the United States ar
uiyiatiFort Marion, with whom she had
falleiitin lovemnd who had asked her
hand. But wjien her father told her
that a marriage with Grlmshaw was
the oady way to save the plantation she
resoBved to sarerince herself for her fa
ther, whom she loved devotedly.
The-war cauie on, and while Prochet
became poorer tii imshaw crew richer,
being interested in a blockade runner
that !ulinade Mineral successful trips
from Sourtbauii'ton to Charleston. It
was at thisitimeithat Miss Prochet con
sented to maxryihim. The war had sep
arated her fmiu her northern lover, and
she had heard-nothing from him since
the firing onsSamiter. But one morning
about sunrise, when no one suspected
there was a Yankee within fifty miles,
10.HKof t hem came hurrying down the
turnpike past! the plantation, having
made a forced Inia re during' the night.
They went intofcamp'iifar by, and dur
ing the day a young intptfllii of artil
lery, rUlel up' !to the. J Prochet manor
hoiifSe 'to" call ."oppil. Mhw'.'l'rbchet. lie
was Edgar Peajtilustoii, the man who
had asked her'hand. ,
Ills coining ansed a commotion. Mr.
Prochet was in great distress about
the matter. Carey's resolution was
put to a severe test, while Grlmshaw
ground his teeth and vowed that she
should never wed the young officer.
One night an officer was picked off
by a bushwhiu ker who was never dis
covered. This suggested to Grimshaw
a means of getting rid of his rival. lie
sent for Gumbo to come to his rooms.
"GumlHi." he said, "would you like
"And $o,000 besides i"
"Yes, massa." The darky's eyes were
as big as saucers.
"Very well. Tonight Captain Pen
nington will leave the plantation to
ride to camp. I will join and ride with
him. You follow and when I take off
my hat shoot him through the head.'
"Why don't yo' do dat yo'self,
"I wish to marry Miss Prochet. If
I killed Captain Pennington even in a
fair fight, it would prevent this mar
riage." "But wha' fo' d'yo go 'long with him
when he git shot?"
"To prove that I did not shoot him
myself. I shall give you a signal when
some one is near to be a witness In my
f ayor.. , You must shoot from a dis
tance, but you are a good shot and can
hit your mark easily."
, Gumbo lowered his eyes to the
ground and thought while Grimshaw
watched him eagerly. Presently the
negro looked tip and said:
"Reckon I want dat freedom and de
five thousan' dollars."
"Very well; lurk near the plantation
gate from 10 o'clock till you see the
man come out. If you succeed, come
here tomorrow. I will keep my word."
At 11 o'clock Pennington, who had
finally secured Miss rroehet's consent
to break with Grimshaw, rode out of
the plantation gate feeling very happy.
He had not gone far before he overtook
a horseman whom he recognized as his
"Good evening, captain," said the lat
ter. "Riding to camp?"
"Yes," said the captain shortly.
"With your permission I'll ride with
"As you like."
Grimshaw made passing remarks at
Intervals till an army courier, with a
dispatch in his beK, met them, when
he raised his hat. Pennington was as
tonished to see the overseer pitch for
ward in his saddle and fall to the
It was fortunate for renuington that
there was a witness to prove he was
Innocent of Grimshaw's death, which
was never explained, though It was be
lieved that a bushwhacker had intend
ed to kill the officer and had made a
Grimshaw left no heir, and' it was
found that his hold on the Prochet
property had been acquired by fraudu
lent means and was void.
After the war Captain Edgar Ten
nington returned to the south and took
back with him Miss Carey Prochet..
Gum ho became the captain's body serv
ant, but if he tcld his . master how
Grimshaw met his death Pennington
kept the secret.
MARY ALICE BERESFORD.
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fZ. -a , - - Amusements. . . it..t..t..t..t..tmtmt.
I'll Be Suited if I B.cy
at DRAKE'S ;-
More values, more satisfaction,
more money's worth than ever.
Don't run around from store to
store, wasting your time. You
will find plenty of Carpets at the
Big- Store. This week's specials:
Fine Extra Heavy All Wool Ingrain
?aarrr.s: (J5e & 50c
Very Best Tapestry Brussels Car
, pet. Choice (ln
Did you ever see the extensive line
of Velvet Carpets we are nn
showing at, per yard JUC
This solid oak. cobbler seat, nicely
designed and beautifully finished
Rocker, we are now making the
very low and special Q"l no
price of 01dO
& Carpet Co.
324-32G-328 Brady St., Davenport.
but if you have
destroys and with
ers it like this.
"Destroy the cause
you remove the
No Dandruff, no
Falling Hair, no
Baldness, if you
KILL. THE GERM
For sale by all druggists. Price $1. u
For sale by T. II. Thomas, druggist.
'F fi fe"-!
AND LOS ANGELES
To Seattle, Tacbma, Portland and
Puget sound points. Pullman
Tourist Sleeping Cars.
'Phone 1180, C, B. 6c Q. Ticket Agent.
Depot Twentieth St. and Second Ave,
TI ' i j
Thursday, Feb. 19.
One Night Only
Gideon's Big Minstrels
In every detail perfection. In every
feature originality. In every artist
greatness. Completely and suc
cessfully illustrating the triumph of
The greatest aggregation of colored
minstrel stars and Vaudeville artists
ever organized. 33 minstrel kings. A
big band. A drum corps and a big
PPrices 2.", 35, and 50 cents.
Oiriction Chamberun.Kinpt Company.
Sunday, Feb. 22.
': 7 Tin-: Yiid '
'" MUSICAL COMEDY
With the Karce-Comcdy Star Trium
virate, SULLIVAN and MACK
all sci:m:i;v c.mmmkd.
25 POSITIV i:i.V 25 l'KOI'Li: -5
A Comedy for Nice Folks.
Prices r25. 35. 5t and 75 cents. Seats
on sale l-'ridav at Illinois smoker.
DifttCTioN Cham Berlin, Hi NDT& Company.
Monday, Feb. 23.
Jules Murry presents America's fore
most emotional actress
! t6er Second
- Mrsi Tarvqueray.
Written., j''v' lC , ... PNlvi;(J. author
I :.r 1 -f, m?.::,, .
Prices: $1.50. $1.00, 75c. 50c and 25c.
Scats on sale Saturday morning at
Music! Music! Music!
. Hits What 'am!
"It's Hard to Call a Stranger Mother"
"Sweet Little Marv Ann"
"Tis Best to Forgive and Forget"
"Ma Bashful Lou"
'Slars and Stripes"
"The Gay Cadet"
"Ma Bashful Lou"
HARRY L. HAMILTON,
This catalogue is on sale at Bowlbys.
...WE ARE STILL HERE...
Has cured more people in Kock Island
in six months than any other medi
cine for Blood, Kidneys and Liver.
Sold at 1913 Second Ave.
pGustafsort & Mayes, i
The New Clnthin Stnr
E23 ' Bur h Of
Of the ROCK ISLAND SHOE CO. 's Shoes.
Still Greater Reductions all
Through the Stock.
About 60 pairs of Ladies' high top
shoes, splendid values, sold formerly
at $2.50 anoTarOO: - Almost alF
sizes and widths, only SI. 18. Don't
miss this snap.
We have added to our odds and ends, ,
lot some great values for
50c, 75c and 98c.
Some patent leathers slightly dam
aged in this lot.
Odds and ends of all solid boys shoes
$2 worth of wear for
OnnncStR Hftrnfir House. C. C. Trent. Mrfr.
4HtttHIHmi 1 III 1
I Nothing Better Than
,4 I I l t l't l"l"t l l 1
v. -'.yi i I 'n. i'Vt
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
EOCK ISLAND, ILL. X
X Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
X Interest Paid on Deposits. . '
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Ileal Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubauffh, Vice President.
X P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
X and occupying- S. E. corner of
Mitchell & LjTide's new building. .
the time to buy t
your winter . . ,
on any winter
Overcoat in the
WWWVS& Mm. W'AAVAW
Call and look through our new
Fixture lioom. New stock.
t t I I II
R. R. Cable, T. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buf ord,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.