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THE AEG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16S4 second
ATenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at the
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TERMS Dally, 10 cent per week. Weekly,
11.00 per year In advance.
All communications of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
oca articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Monday, March 2.
"If yuii don't believe advertising
pays." remarks the Atlanta Journal,
"ask the l.'needa biscuit man or Rud
The wolves in Rouuiania are unusual
ly bold this winter: They often ven
ture into the streets of villages, and
nearly every day the newspapers give
the names of victims.
A colony of Boers is soon to be es
tablished in Utah, where a large tract
of land has been set apart for their
use. In their personal appearance it
will be hard to distinguish the lioers
from the Mormons.
The mayor and the street commis
sioner of Brooklyn, HI., have been
sentenced to a term in the Chester
penitentiary. They were robbing the
town of Brooklyn and were taken in
the act. It is said they got away with
SO.000. a rather stiff sum to take
from a place the size of Brooklyn.
Incidentally. President Roosevelt re
fleets on his illustrious predecessors
when he inveighs against small fami
lies. Thev have left either no fami
lies or small ones. Of the '2 men who
have held this post in 114 years. 10
liave todav no descendants, and of
them all tho Adams line is the only
prolific one. And yet all our presi
dents were married men. except Bu
A Michigan man who served beer
at a dinner in his own home has just
been indicted for furnishing the nut
brown t minors, lie gave a birthday
dinner, and had some beer for the
purpose of disolving the wurst and
drowning the microbes in the West
phalian ham. One of the gnesls had
a premature moustache and scored a?
a man. when in reality he was not of
age. lie helped create a vacuum in
the keg. and now the grand jury has
acted, and the supreme court is going
to make a test case.
The latest Parisian development of
ping pong consists in substituting for
the ball a light feather made of collo
dion, and' for the racquets rods or
wands electrified by friction. The
feather is lirst thrown into the air be
tween ihe two players, where it tem
porarily remains by virtue of its light
ness. The game consists in driving it
backwards and forwards, not by force
as in ping pong, but by the repellent
action of the wands, which are pre
viously electrified for the purpose by
an energetic rubbing.
It is said that .Tames J. Hill had
made up his mind thtt St. Paul should
be the center of the rice trade in this
country. Mr. Hill is now building tw
ships to carry rice from Japan tc
America. They arc to be twice as
large as any other vessels afloat on the
Pacific ocean today. Each will be able
to carry 900.000 bushels of wheat or
200.000 barrels of flour in one trip
If each of these vessels can take 1)00,-
O00 bushels of wheat to Japan on one
trip, it can also bring back to this
country on one trip i'00.000 bushels o
rice. This means that 2.000 carloads
of rice will arrive in St. Paul each
Many of the publications issued
from the government printing office
are no doubt valuable, but hundred.
of tons of the public documents print
ed at the government's expense an:
transported in the mails free a
practically worthless, for not one per
son in a thouand ever reads them
Tons of worthless '"free seeds" ar
.also sent over the country by mai
free. Now. if the government discard
ed the "pub. docs." and "free seed
fakes from the mails, it would no
oiilv relieve the mail service of an un
necessary burden, but be a long ste
to remove the much-mooted posta
Prof. Jordan' says that the only re
sponsibility that a man cannot evacie
in Ihis life is. the one he thinks o
least his personal influence. Man'
conscious influence, when he is on
dress' parade, when he is posing to im
press; those around him. 4s wofull
t-mall. But his unconscious, influence
the f ilent. subtle radiation of his per
sonalit.v, the effect of his words an
acts, the trifles he never considers, i
tremendous. Every moment of lif
he is changing to a degree the life o
those about him. Jvvery man has- an
atmosphere which is affecting every
other. So silently and unconsciously
s this influence working: that man
may forget that it exists.
Passing of the Bike.
The Inter Oee.an says the bicycle is
rhere were 300 bicycle factories in
the United States in lSDo. Thev uro-
luccd annually 500,000 machines.
These machines cost the users $.'15,-
00,000 each year, and the supply was
ot equal to the demand.
Nearly 800,000 bicycles were manu
factured in 181)6, but the price declined
40 per cent in the next two or three
ears and the supply was in excess of
lS'Jtf the membership of the
League of American Wheelmen was
103.000; it is now 5.S.-10. In 1S9S there
were in the United States 50 news-
apers devoted to cycling; now. there
; only one.
Five years ago our boulevards anil
arkways were crowded with bicycle
iders; last summer there were com
paratively few on streets or boule-
ards. Five years ago to be fashion-
ble was to ride a wheel; last sum
mer to ride a wheel was to be un-
The bicycle has fallen from its high
popularity. heeling has ceased to
be a hobbv. and ranks simplv ns or-
linary recreation. Most of the capi
tal invested in bicycle, factories has
been turned into other channels. The
ales of wheels are not one-twentieth
s large as in 18!S. and the member-
hip ot the league hast declined in the
There were twenty bicycle stores in
'hieago in 1S)S where there is one
now. l)f the manv bicvele duos in
180S only one maintains its organia-
ion now. The local sales of wheels
declined IK) per cent in five years.
Xo other reactionary movement in
American trade is so sweeping and
striking as this passing of the bicycle.
M. Santos Dumont has informed the
orrespondent of an American news-
aper that Paris will soon see the
first of the union air depots, and
hen we will have races." In a very
ong interview the. talented Brazilian
mentor does not sound a single un
certain note and he is going ahead
with the construction of machines
that will carry passengers and pre par
ng for the commercial phase of the
mention. He affirms that the ace
lent at Monte Carlo is attributable
to the inefficient landing facilities and
ic declares that a properly equipped
starting point is as essencial to the
success of'ship flying as any part of
the ship itself. The correspondent
voices his impressions in this para
"The thing is bound to come, and
there is every indication that it will
be with us in the coming summer sea
son. I here is not lack of air ship ex
perimenters in Paris, though they be-
ong to two great classes those who
have constructed already full sized
air ships and those whose plans are
still on paper or who have got as far
as the small model stage. These are
more unmerous, and there are those
to whom the air ship depots will uft'er
the most advantages. Nevertheless
it is likely that the more advanced
experiments will be the first to profit
Dumont is not the only inventor
working with success in Paris, as the
correspondent informs us. At the pre
sent, time there are more than a do
zen full sized and thoroughly equip
ped airships ready to mount in the air
flint they will make successful voy
ages and that the chance for acci
dent has been eliminated in the fullest
measure, seems assured. The ships
have got leyond the experimenta
stage and their pemanency is guaran
The Manufacturing West.
A transformation in the develoj)-
ment of the west little realized bv
the nation at large, yet of important
bearing is taking place. The agricul
tural era, which succeeded that of the
ranch and hunting ground, is giving
way to a )eriod in which manufactur
ing plays a noteworthy part. The
prosperity of the past half decade has
brought about an attempt to rival the
older states in the processes of crafts
inanship. The westerner has traveled
back east" and has seen in nearly
every little town a factory; he has
seeji the surplus lamr employed in
making tilings ami lie lias gone
home and sought to establish an in
dustry or some sort in his own town
He has succeeded better than is com
1 he recent census shows that in
what may be called "western" states
there are 225.287 manufacturing es
tablishments, with an aggregate capi
tal of $:;.447.".S7,24!). and an annual
product of $5,252,311,020. In New En
gland, the home of the manufactur
ing industry, there were only about
one-fourth as many establishments a
in the west, less than half the capital
invested, and an annual product o
only two-.fths that of the west. Th
It Saved It is Lear-
P. A. Danforth, of LatJrangc. Ga
suffered for six months with a fright
ful running sore on his leg; but write
that BucMen's Arnica Salve wholl
cured it in five days. For ulcers
wounds, piles, it's the best salve i
Ihe world. Cure guaranteed. Onl
25c. Sold by Ilartz & LTlemever, drug
To cure torpid liver, constlnation,
loss of annptlff hlUnnsnosq n rl oil
Other conmlaints of the liver. Rt.nma.ch
or bowels, take Liver-Lax. A 25 cent
mue liver put. neasant to taze.
T. H. THOMAS. Leading Druggist.
baw Ar Tmmr Kldaaya t
Dr. Hobba' 8pimi PlUteni all kidney UU. 8 an
la tr. Add. Bmxuac KemeOj Co., Cbicaoo of M. T.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Collector of the Port.
On the coast of South Carolina lived
during the first decade after the civil
vr&r Colonel Jim Blithers. When peace
came Colonel Jim became collector of
customs at the little aeaport town .in
Which he lived.
"We shall see," said the old man,
"whether those thieves shall continue
to beat the United States as they bent
the Confederacy. I propose, suh. to
see that the gove'nient gets Its honest
dues, suh, or my name's not Jim Blith
ers." As no goods were ever received at
the colonel's custom house, it was not
difficult to make good his words, but
he drew his salary regularly and talk
ed continually of the (imaginary) ef
forts that were constantly being made
to land goods at the port without tho
payment of duties.
About ten years after the close of the
war, and when Colonel Jim had been
mnniojr the custom house the greater
part of that time without catching a
Blngle- smuggler, up comes yellow jack
from the tropnes and passes all cus
tom houses on the southern coast with
out reference to the vigilance of any
"I tell yo suh," said the colonel, "it
behooves me to be mo' watchful than
ever. Taking advantage ot tne demo -
altzation existing along the coast, smug
glers will swn'm about eve'y po'te."
One day a schooner appeartnl in the
harbor and dipped anchor about two
miles from the custom house. From
her foremast she flew a yellow flag and
from her peak the stars and bars of the
lute Confederacy. Colonel Jim looked
out of his office window, und when h?
saw the beloved ensign he forgot his
fears of the fever denoted by the bit
of yellow bunting, and his heart bled
for the inmates of the ship, lie took
up u glass to inspect her. and as he did
so a boat was lowered from her dav
Its. Then some sailors got into the
boat. And what is that long, narrow
box swinging in the air and slowly de
scending into the boat? A cotnu! The
colonel swept the deck with his glass.
but all who were visible were standing
above the boat and every one uncov
ered, while a man stood with his face
bent over a book. It did not require
the acute brain of the colonel to see
that a funeral was taking place on
Then a dingey was lowered, and, fol
lowed by the hearseloat, it was pulled
toward the custom house. Some dls
tance from the shore the crew of the
latter rested on their oars while .the
dingey pulled on. Then a man cdme
ashore and made for the colonel's, of
fice. The colonel went out to njeet
"I have come, suh," said the man, "to
ask permission to bury the body of"
he broke down and wept copiously "of
my beloved sister, who accompanied
my wife and myself on this voyage. I
command the vessel yo see anchored
there, sifh, the Robert E. Lee, named
fo' the great commander. We took tha
fever on boa'd at Havana and have
lost three men, burled at sea. I desiah
to bury my dear Lucy on land, so that
I may remove the body hereafter tc
our home in Mobile."
"Captain," said the collector, "I couid
not look upon the evidence of yo' loyal
ty to our lost cause in yondah flag and
refuse yo' request. If yo will take the
body up there about a mile no'th of the
town, Ii think our citizens will not ob
Ject. and ns collecto' of the po'te yo'
have my permission."
The captain burst into tears of grati
tude. and with a pathetic remark link
Ing his lost sister with the lost cause
he was pulled back to the hearseboat
Then the Inxly was taken to the point
designated and buried.
The next day another funeral came,
This time it was the captain's wif
who had died, having been taken 111
only the night before. The captain
was so sorely broken down that he
found It necessary to send for Colonel
Jim's permission to bury the body
which was granted. The colonel, not
relishing this continued contact with
the crew of a fever stricken schooner,
now instructed the messenger to an
nounce to the captain that he might
bury any one else who died without a
special permit. During the next few
days nearly all the crew must have
died, for every day there were severa?
funerals. Meanwhile the Confederate
flag was lowered to half mast.
One morning Colonel Jim was sitting
at his office window, with his feet on
his dosk and a cigar in his mouth
when he noticed signs of a commotion
on the schooner's deck. Taking up his
glass to see what was the matter, he
caught on the watery horizon the im
age of a low propeller, topped by a pH
lar of black smoke. The schooner got
up sail and anchor with remarkable
haste, but as there was no wind she did
not budge. The propeller came nearer,
and the colonel saw flying from her
peak the perpendicular striies of the
United States revenue flag. Tb.e reve
nue cutter bore dovfn on theschooner
and sent a boat aboard. The Confed
erate and sick flags had meanwhile dis
appeared. Then a boat came ashore
with a man in uniform in the stern
and amidships the captain of the Rob
ert E. Lee.
"Are you the collector?" asked tte
officer of Colonel Jim.
"Yes, suh, I have that honah."
"Well, then, I want to introduce yon
to Bill Jimson of New London, tto
slipperiest smuggler on the Atlantic
coast. He's been running goods ashore
in coffins and has landed quite a car
The buried goods were never found
since they had been received and run
off by a confederate. Captain Jim re
tained bis position, but finally died of
the Jeers his fellow townsmen heaped
Pfionhim, F. A. MITCIIEL.
RAILWAY" TO USE .$67,000,000
That Sum Will lie Spent ly Ike Penooyl.
vnnJa ICond on Line Between Phil
adelphia and I'lttsliurg-.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 2. The
Pennsylvania railroad will sjieud $l7.-
000,(HM) on" its lines between Philadel
phia and Pltfsburg'in the next two or
hive years on improvements to handle
the traffic and meet the demands of
the next few years of active growth.
This statement is made in the annual
report of the company just issued.
The reiMrt shows the gross earniugs
of all lines directly operated by the
Pennsylvania railroad company during
the year VM2 were $11-.(3.&'U. and
he net earnings $37,01 2,'J."i.S. After
deducting fixed charges, rental, ex
traordinary expenses, etc., there was
n balance of $12.Si:j,4;i4. A dividend
of U per cent to the stockholders left
a balance of ?."i.'.)4", which was
transferred to the credit of profit and
loss account, which account now
amounts to .2 4.7-1 2.224.
Boiler Kxploalon Kills Two.
Keosauqua. la., March 2. A boiler
In the Keosauqua flouring mill ex
ploded, killing Anton Nies, the proprie
tor, and (leorge Nies, his son. The en
gine house was demolished and debris
h as stewn over a radius of V00 feet.
Chicago, Marco 2 -Following are the open
ing, highest, lowest and closing quotations
In today's markets:
May. T!H: 77 V 77!4- 77J4
July, 73-; 74 V 73H-.73.S .
May, 46: 4v X 4"K
July, 44',; 45. 44, 44 .V
May, 354: 354: 2h; 85?.
July, ; 3; 32?i -Pork.
May, 18 15; 18 25: 18 15: IH 20
July, 17.60: 17.70: 17.00: 17 65
Sep., 17.05; 17.20, 17.05; 17 20
May. 8.70; 9:75; 9.70: 9 75
July, 9 65 9 65-: 9 62" 9 65.
Sep., 9.&2; 8.65. 9.62 . 9 62b.
May, B.90 : 9 90-: 9.87: 9.87
July, 9.70; 9.70; 9.67: 9.7b
Sen . 9 57: 9 i7: 9 55 9 5 .
Rye. Mav biy,: ttax. cash. N. V.. M6b:S.
VV. l.ViD. Mav 1.17s: timoiuy. ten. sws.
KecetDts todav: Wneat 2S com 357, oats
2.6; nogs Zo.ixw; cauie S2.0UU. sneep zm.uuu.
Hog market opened strong and ioc nigaer,
Hoes left over 6.000.
Lisrht. I6.7ra.7 15: mixed and butch
ers. 16.9037 40; good heavy, I7.00&7.50: rough
cattle market optnea sieaav.
Sheep market opened steady.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hoe market strong to 10c higher.
Light, a.70&7.!5; mixed and butchers, $6.f0
7..-H); good heavy, 17.00 A7.o0; rough neavy.
Cattle market strong, mostly ioc nigner.
Beeves M.70Q6.C0. cows and heifers l.SOtfi
4 80, Texas steers 13.104.50, Blockers ana
Sheep market steady lo strong.
Hoe market closed weak l eanv advance
Lie hi. I6.TOja7.15: mixed and Dutcuers. 6.90
467.40: good heavy, 1 7.oott7.50-, rough lieavy,
Cattle market closed strong.
Sheep market closed steady.
Kstimated receipts Tuesday: Wheat
35, corn 45, oats loo, hogs 3t.ooo.
New York Stocks.
New York. March 5. The following are the
Closing quotations on the New York stock
so. Pacific 61 hi, sugar I30,, c. & a. com. ;
gas 1024 i'enna. I47'a. B. &O. 95. C. R. I. A
tr. COIU 4o C Al. oi, M. c Nt.nUQUdlUD
Paciflc Ma:i ... Atchison com . 84,, W. u
Tel. Co. W. N. Y. Central 14... L.. & N
122. B.. R. T. ft! v. Rdg. com. GO', ieatn r
com. 13, copper 72. Atchison ptd. Wn. L.
S. Steel ptd 87. u. S. steel common a1
Missouri Pacific MOH. Union Paciflc commou
9tvv. coal and iron e.Vi. Krie common
Wabash Dfd 54'i. Can Pacific 133H. Republic
Steel common 21. Kepuouc teei pia.
M. K. & i. common zth, American
apd Foundry common :i'J?.
Visible supply ot crain: wneat oecreasea
1.147 (too busncis. corn decreased H.itoo lo
000 bushels, oats increased 182. 000 bushels.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Llv
8 toe it. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, March 2. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 25c, dairy 20c(&22c.
Kfcs Fresh lSC(Tr.20c.
Live poultrv-Cnickens 10c per pound
nens uc per pouna, uucks i-c, turseys iac
vegetaoies I'oiaioes. joc 10 lut.
Cattle Steers 13.25 to 5 51, cows and
heifers IC.00 to 4.5'J, calves 14.50 to a.oo.
Hoes Mixed and butchers 16.00 to 17 00
Sheen Yearlings or over, per cwt. I4.00to
to 0U, LamD8 per neao. ca.uu 10 ion.
Feed and Fuel.
fJratn Corn 41a42c: oats. 30c to 35c.
Forage Timothy hay. (11 to 113. prairie
110 to til. baled prairie t9. baled timothy (12
Wood Hard, per load f5.ooa?5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel I4c(&l5c. mine run
lie per bushel, slack, per Dusneisc.
H. J. TOHER. A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Tpher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main Bt
Genuine stamped C C C Kerer soil fa bulk.
Beware of toe dealer who tries to sell
'somethlEjf jost as good.
III III! I 1
A pain relief and heal
ing liniment that those
who use never seem to
This is very strong a
bottle of it goes a long
way. One bottle will
last a family a long
time. If y on buy a bot
tle no one else sells it,
we make it ourselves
and if not content with
your purchase, come
back and get your
I rice 85c. Three times as much SOc
H. O. ROLFS,
Dispensing Chemist. J
C. U. 1071 West. Ind C071 X
There are some pleasures that must
be lasted to be understood. You
can't imajrine them! But once try
them and you want them! Une pleas
ure is the EMPEROR MAN'S SHOE
Xo need to go into an analysis of its eon
struction you are not a shoemaker!
Iiut vou know that you like it. And
that is enough.
You detect instantly a certain air of
quality, riiece is nothing common
place about it. It is unmistakably an
aristocratic shoe, made of soft, pliant
extra-high-grade leather. Kvery part
of it is tlexible, so that the foot is not
cramped: the step is easy the tread
elastic the movement graceful.
1S01 SECOND AVENUE.
Open Handed Methods
prevail at our store. What we say
of dinned skmIs other poods, too
you'll find true when it comes to
the test of eatinp. We buy care
fully and knowinply. and you profit
as well as we. As to prices, they
are reasonable accordinp to qual
ity. Inferior poods we don't han
dle. VV. J. MOELLER,
Telephones 1213 and 5S10.
2030 FIFTH AVENUE.
Confectionery, bakery poods,
jVo cream and cake, lee cream
soda, oe a plass.
Lunches served at all hours.
We carry a complete line of
all eastern candies. Our own
make candies a specialty. tJive
us a trial and you will not be
COIN'S PALACE OF
1810 2d Ave. 4th and Brady.
Dowt Be Fooled!
Take the genuine, original
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA
Made only by Madieon Medi
cine Co., Madison, Wis. It
keeps you well. Our trad
mark cut on each package.
Price. 35 centa. Never sold
In bulk. Accept no eubeti
iMTieiaee tuLe. ask your arugguc
VN Canned. A
I Tr I .T l-l- 1 r C" J.
j. Aiits new wiuiiimg 01 ore
ONE WEEK MORE
Wo liavo decided to extend tlie sale
of Rock Island Shoe Company Shoes
for another week. This will posi
tively he the last week, ending Sat
urdaj, March 7.
Don't Miss this Opportunity
to Get Shoes
1 At Less thaLn HaJf Price.
A lot of Ladies' hand turned Shoes.
Some especially good values in narrow
widths, $3 and $3.50 values.
$1.49 Tokes Them.
Still some fjood sizes in -odds and
50c, 75c, 98c, $1.18.
Opposite Harper Hovise. C. C. Trent, MgrJj
f i 4 l
t Nothing Better Than
I ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK :
K0CK ISLAND, ILL. t
t Incorporated Under the State Iaw. 4 Per Cent X
X Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Beal Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, Tresident.
O John Crubauffh, Vice President. .
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Ecgan the business July 2, 1890,
Y "and occupying S
E. corner of
MitcheU & Lynde's new building.
& Mayes, i
lfl M I- A mS
; 1 it oecona avenue,
Call and look through our new
Hxture Kooni. 2s ew stock.
ROBB & CO.,
119 18th St. PhonflWffst lS3fl
It. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
. John Volk.
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst. ( .