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THE AUGTJS, MONDAY, MAflCH 23, 1903.
Published Daily and "Weekly at 18S4 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island. IlL Entered at
the postofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTEK CO.
TERMS Dally, 1 cents per week. Weekly,
tl per year in, advance.
All communications of political or argu
mentative character, political or religious,
must have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed over
Cot respondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Monday, March 23.
The assault of Miss Alice on San
Juan's social hill is evidently a suc
cess. President Roosevelt should have a
heart-to-heart talk with landlords
who bar children from the premises.
The recent death in Chicago of a
plumber at the age of 11G years
should serve to remind us that no
man has a lead-pipe cinch on life.
Big- sums, of money are being- of
fered in Chicago on Mayor Harrison
which is- a pretty g-ood sign that he
is likely to win. The professional
gambler never bets because he fa
vors a man or a party but bets to win
as a cold money proposition.
Now we are a "two-billion-dollar
nation," and it is not probable that
the limit has yet been reached. Our
statesmen will be extravagant just as
long as the people are willing- to be
taxed to pile up a surplus in the treas
ury. If taxpayers are indifferent to
their own interests they may rest as
sured that congress will place no
curb on the reckless expenditure of
the people's money.
A daughter of the famous Sioux
chief, American Horse, has applied) to
the Indian bureau in Washington for
a position as matron or any similar
place in the Indian school service.
She is a graduate of the Carlisle In
dian school and looks every inch the
daughter of a noble red man, as in
deed she ought to, for veterans of the
regular army regard her father as the
finest living- specimen of the Ameri
Thev have their tax troubles even
in China. Royal extravagance, fol
lowing the heavy indemnity the
country has had to pay on account
of the late insurrection and the low-
condition of the treasury, have op
erated to produce a great deal of dis
content among the pople and in some
places it is taking the form of open
rebellion. The royal family of the
empire would be an expensive luxury
if their pay were cut one-half.
Although it is thirty-eight j'ears
since I e surrendered, the old soldier
still seems to have the call in politics
for more than 16 per cent of the mem
bers of the next congress; 29 per cent
of the senate and 13 per cent of the
house fought on one side or the oth
er, in the civil war. Twenty-eight
members of the house were not born
when Lee surrendered, and several
of the senators were little children.
Of the seventy-seven ex-soldiers,
forty-seven were in the union army
and thirty in the confederate army.
In the senate there is a tie; thirteen
ex-confederates and thirteen union
" A Philadelphia paper says that city
has 1.200 automobiles that cost $2.
000,000. It would be interesting to
know what per cent of this $2,000,000
was clear profit to the manufactur
ers. With the use of the machine
rapidly extending- and all factories
crowded with orders the price is still
beyond the reach of manv who would
be glad to own it in city and country
Probably within a few .years there
will be a popularizing- of prices so
that the auto may have a far larger
sale just as did the bicycle. Moder
ate profits- on tens of thousands of
machines instead of big profits on a
few thousand would be better for the
factories and the public.
St. Iiouis Exposition. ,
It is announced that the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition will be dedicated
April CO, and May 1 and 2 of this
year. How much significance will at
tach to this ceremony will be appreci
ated when the fact is known that the
managers of the event are striving to
rival the great World's Fair at Chi
The success of the plans to date is
in no small part due to the energies
of ex-Gov. David li. Francis, of Mis
souri, who has just completed a most
remarkable trip through Europe. He
was cordially received everywhere and
unusual compliments in , audiences
with the reigning souvereigns and din
ner.; and other social functions with
t:-e foremost men of the respective
nations participating, were accorded
him. Among those with whom he
had pn.sunal interviews were Kng Ed
ward, Emperor William, the president
of France and the king1 of Belgium,
from whom he received heartfelt as
surances of cooperation.
Rapid progress is being made with.
the work of construction and the
buildings are 50 per cent completed,
being now farther advanced! than the
buildings of the Chicago fair in
March, 1893, and there are fourteen
months yet remaining.
How Did He Get There?
Among officeholders in Washington
Comptroller Trncewell of the treas
ury is regarded as a most extraordin
ary person. Mr. Tracewell's salary
is $3,500 and he thinks he is overpaid.
Worse than entertaining such a het
erodox, however, is the fact that he
has not hesitated to give expression
thereto. - During the recent session of
congress he was giving- a subcom
mittee some information regarding
his office. The chairman -complimented!
him by saying: "You are the first
government oHicer who has appeared
before us who did not ask for an in
crease of salary." Tracewell replied
bluntly: "I'm getting a blank sight
too much now." In private conver
sation he said "Considering the hours
of their labor and their responsibili
ties government employes are paid
more than any other class of men in
the world." All of which is regard
ed in bureaucratic circles as little
short of revolutionary.
That was pretty shooting- the bat
tleship Massachusets did off Pensa
cola the other day. A moving- target
distant 200 yards was so reduced in
size as to be equivalent t a target
17 feet by 21 feet at a distance of
1.700 yards. This was hit ten times
in ten shots with the turret gun and
six times out of seven shots with a
Seamanship was the thing in the
days when fighting craft was of wood.
Many an American captain lowered
the enemy's flag because he could
better maneuver a ship for position
and effective range. Seamanship still
counts for a great deal, but the man
behind the gun bears the real respon
sibility in these days of steel navies.
And the Massachusetts' men seem to
be pretty nearly the pink of perfec
tion m the shooting art.
The automobile is still in its in
fancy, and its cost confines it to the
wealthy classes. They are making it
a sporting vehicle, but this is onlv an
ephemeral feature of the situation. The
"sport" is nevertheless contributing
to the perfectiQn of the machine. He
wants simplicity and compactness of
machinery, a reduction in weight and
certainty of operation, and his money
is paying for experiments in these di
rections, and thereby contributing to
the general good, for ultimately the
machine is to come into general use.
and prove a valuable and practical
portion of the equipment of mankind
The ruralist. who is the chief cri
tic of the machine, is too shortsight
ed, and the greater part of his pres
ent fears will never be realized. In
fact, it promises him a larg-e personal
saving which he does not y?t compre
hend. The automobile of today,
which so excites his anxiety and. fear
is only the pioneer of a machine of
but moderate cost which will soon re
place his animals, costing almost
nothing for feed and maintenance.
never getting sick or dying, and not
"eating its head off" when not in use.
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
The Missouri legislature adjourned
sine die at noon today.
Peace has been signed between the
Uraguayan poverninent and the rebels.
The revolution only lasted a couple of
The Chinese down per empress has
ordered an appropriation of a half mil
lion tads for a Chinese exhibit at St
Reports from eastern Oregon state
that range stock is suffering on ac
count of the snowfall.
. The Spanish minister of marine has
completed th; naval budget, providing
for an increased expenditure amount
ing to 55,000.000.
The United Statesan Cyclist Joe Nel
son won a match against Jimmy
Michael, at the Velodrom Buffalo,
In an address delivered in New York
Major General Clraffee said that he
never met an intelligent Chinaman
who expressed any desire to embrace
Governor McBride, of "Washington,
has vetoed the bill providing for a
bounty of 1 cent per pound on Wash
ington beet sugar.
The Red Cross trouble has been set
tled by Clara Barton retiring from
the active presidency and taking an
honorary post for life.
A thousand new rural free delivery
routes are to be established in July,
of which Illinois gets thirty-two.
Chicago is officially broke and) the
paymaster's office is closed until $1,-'
900,000 can be found to pay March
The Buffalo district attorney says he
has not yet secured evidence to show
who murdered Edwin L. Burdick.
The Chicago Great Western rail
way has reached an agreement with
Its employes on the wage scale.
The Laetare medal has been award
ed to Charles J. Bonaparte, lawy--,
of Baltimore, by the University of
Notre Dame, Ind.
HEED THE WARNING!
The first warning of kidney trouble
Is usually pain in the back, because
the spinal cord and kidneys work in
sympathy. To avoid complications
such as Brlght's Disease or Diabetes,
get KId-Ne-Oids now. They cure weak
back and sick kidneys to stay cured.,
60c. ' Coated tablets. Easy to take.
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Bet of a Woman Hater.
Bob Brackett after learning a great
deal in college about football tactics
lie was a wiry quarter back and a
very little of Lathi, Greek, mathemat
ics and such annoyances to young men
who go to college for fun, woke up one
June morning and found himself In
possession of a diploma.
Bob determined to do some more
studying abroad. He was a professed
woman hater, and before he loft the
girls poked fun at him by betting him
a box of cigars against a hundred
yards of brussels lace that ho would
bring back a wife with him, and one
little minx declared that she would be
black. Bob offered to take a hundred
such bets, but his teasers were quite
content with one.
Six months after his departure Bob
was in India. He was dining one
evening with a party, of Americans
and British officers when the subject
of the suttee. or burning of widows
with the bodies of their husbands. was
introduced. , .! . . it
"That's stopped now," said a British
captain, "by a treaty with the British
"Sahib," 6aid au Indian servant,
"there will be a suttee tomorrow morn
ing at sunrise. The young widow of
the prince of PIngpore will be burned
with her husband."
"The deuce you say!"
The servant being questioned said
that the prince was a very old man,
who had married the wife when she
was twelve years old. She was now
fifteen. The party became much in
terested, but as there was no English
garrison near it did not seem that any
thing could be done to preveut this
outrage against civilization. Brackett
proposed that the party constitute
themselves a iosse to do so. The
Englishmeu were hard to move until
they had had a number of brandy and
sodas. Then they chimed in with
alacrity. The party arose from the
table and, guided by the servant, went
to the place where the pyre had been
set up in the court of a ruin. Un the
pyre was the body of the old prince,
guarded by heathen Hindoos.
"I have a scheme," said Brackett "a
real out and out Yankee scheme. We'll
conceal ourselves iu what is left of that
apartment on the other side of the wall
from the pyre. It isn't more than thir
ty feet from the pyre to the room. Sup
pose we dig a tunnel to a point beneath
the pyre, remove the material from un
der where the widow will lie and let
her down and out before the flames
"Good," said every one, and the Hin
doo servant was dispatched for spades
and a wheelbarrow. With a will they
set to work, all of them young-strong
men, and in three hours a spade broke
through the ground and struck the
wood of the pyre. Then commenced the
more difficult work of locating the re
quired spot and removing that part of
the pyre directly under the spot where
the widow would lie. .However, it Was
at last accomplished, the wooden plat
form being left supported by pieces of
timber that could be removed at will.
Iu the morning there was a great diu
of the funeral procession approaching.
A troop of Brahman priests, their
shaved heads uncovered, carrying torch
es, followed by a concourse of natives,
rame howling into the court. In their
midst was the young widow. The party
of Anglo-Saxons had pushed the mor
tar from a chink in the wall, through
which they watched the proceedings.
At the foot of the pyre the widow was
stripped of all her clothing except a
One silken undergarment. To see the
young thing stand there, looking about
her with a bewildered stare, then at
the pyre with a shudder, was enough
to move stouter hearts than the Eng
lish and Americans. Brackett took one
look through the peephole, then dashed
iuto the tunnel and to the bottom of
the pyre, where he stood ready. When
the widow ascended the pyre and lay
down and a cloud of smoke concealed
the bodies, the signal was given by a
British officer at the peephole. Remov
ing the supports, Brackett lowered the
living body, receiving it in his arms.
The widow, frightened at this unex
pected occurrence as well as the flames,
swooned and was easily carried through
the tunnel to the ruined chamber.
When she came to, a hand was clapped
over her mouth, and she was forced to
It was not till night that the party,
dressing the widow In the costume of
their servant. Bob Brackett sacrificing
his beard to conceal her features,
dared to leave their place of conceal
ment and return to their quarters.
The widow, knowing that If found she
would be spurned by her people and
compelled to again go through the
dread ordeal to Its completion, begged
her liberators to take her out of the
country. As none of them could go
where he liked except Brackett, he
was assigned the post of honor. It
was on a long journey ou a P. and O.
steamer to England, sitting with her
daily on deck, talking of her past life
and telling her of the western world,
that Brackett lost his heart. The con
sequence was that when they reached
England the widow of the Prince of
Pingpore became Mrs. Bob Brackett.
On the arrival a few weeks later of
the steamer Lucania at New York
Brackett's girl friends, who had heard
of his marriage with an Indian, were
on the dock awaiting him.
"A hundred yards of lace, please."
"I didn't lose the bet, which was
that my wife would be black. She Is
coppege colored. Nevertheless I am so
happy that I am ready to pay." And
he drew from his pocket a bundle of
tho finest quality of lace. Then thej
all dined together, and Bob presented
his bride. EDNA CARROLL, I
NO COSTS UNLESS CUBED.
A Fair Offer Made by T. II. Thomas to All
Sufferers From Catarrh.
T. II. Thomas is selling- Hyomei on
a plan that has caused considerable
talk among his customers.
The plan is different from that fol
lowed by other remedies, but the
remedy itself is different also. This
treatment for the cure of catarrh
has such an unusual record of cures
to its credit that T. II. Thomas offers
to refund the money if it does not
give the desired benefit. This is cer
tainly one of the fairest offers that
can be made, and anyone who has ca
tarrh and does not take advantage of
it is doing himself or herself an in
The Hyomei treatment consists of
an inhaler that can be carried in the
vest pocket, a medicine dropper and
a bottle of Hyomei. The complete
treatment costs but $1, and as the
inhaler will last a life time and there
is sufficient Hyomei for more than a
month's use, the medicine is very in
expensive. Many people who have
used it write that for the good Hyo
mei has done them they would, will
ingly pay thousands of -dollars.-' '
"Extra bottles of Hyomei-"fan- be
procured for use with the inhaler at
50 cents. '
Do not suffer any longer with tick
ling, smarting, irritating, burning,
eye-watering troubles that afflict
those who have catarrh. Hyomei will
cure you, but if you should not find
it adapted to your case, T. II. Thomas
will return your money.
Chicago, March 21 Following are the oper-
mg. highest, lowest and closing quotation
in today' markets:
July, 69X; ;0!4; Wi' 70H
May, 43' ; ti'f. 434: 43X
July, 43; 43 i; 43
Mav, 83 V: 33: 33: 83
July, 30?g; 3U?t jSOO.
May, 18.15: 18 20 17 115: 18 02
July, 17 30; 17.40; 17.10; l7.-
May, 10 00; 10 15: 10.00: 10.02s
July, 85; V.90; .KJ; 9.87s
May, 9 87; 9.P0: 9.79: 9.87
July, 9.57; 9.62: 9.52:9.57.
Rye. Mav 60s: flax. cash. N. W.. 1.13
S. W. 1.11. May 1.13, timothy, March 3.42H
uariey, casn nt'sw.
Receipts today: Wheat 20. corn 122, oats
247: noES 17.000: cattle 28.000. sneen 18.000
Hogs at Kansas City 3,nX), cattle 5,500,
noes at omana 5,uo. came i.wr.
Hog market opened strong and 10c
higher. Hogs left over 3..00.
L.tgbt. 17(57 60: muced and butch
ers. 17 20J&7.75; good heavy, I7.30ia7.75; rough
Cattle market oprned slow.
' Sheep market opened unchanged.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hoe market stroncr. lCGtlSc nieher.
Light, 17.057.65; mixed ana ouicners, IT 20
7.75; gooa Heavy, 7.aoa.8o; rougu neavy
Cattle market for best steady, others slow
Beeves $3.75i3.75, cows ana" hellers l sooi
4.75, Texas steers Kf.yuiS4.eo, Blockers ana
ieeaers s w.
Sheep market stronsr.
Ilog market closed weak and a shade
Light, t7.0f7.GS; mixed and butchers, 7.20
,7. ,o: gooa Heavy, I7.30(S7.S5; rougn neavy,
Cattle market closed dull and mostly 5 to
Sheep market closed strong-.
Visible supply: Wheat decreased 1.911:000
Dusneis, last year decreased l.twy.ouo bustiels.
corn decreased i7r.wxi busnels; last year de
creased 5TX,((V bushels. Oats decreased
175.0 0 bushels; last year decreased 2t7.ouo
Kstimated receipts Tuesday: Wheat 30.
corn -joo, oais u, nogs is.ihw.
New York Stocks.
New York. March 23 -The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
So. Pacific 64, suear 12SH, C. & A. com. 32 v
ras 103, Penna. 143. B. & O. 93H-C.R. 1. &
P. com 49. C. M. &. St. P 1704. Manhattan 14tV
pacinc Mau :w. Atcnison com . t3X, w. u
Tel. Co. 8H. N. Y. Central 137. & N
122, B.. R.T.67H, Rdg. com. 60s;, leather
com. 12. copper 72. Atcnison pta. w. u
S. Steel ptd 874. U. S. Steei common 3TSi.
Missouri Pad Be 1094. Union Pact tic common
0,;V4. coal and Iron 68. Krle common ss:
Wabash ptd 50?8. Can Pacific l4. Republic
Meet common ao, Ke public steel pta. ..
M. K. & T. common 2tH. American Car
Foundry common 40H; C. & G. V. 25H.
LOCAL. MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions. Live
Stock. Feet) and Fuel.
Rock Island, March 23. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 25c, dairy JOc.
Ea-es Fresh 15c.
Live poultry Chickens 10c per pound.
nens wc per pound, aucks isac, turkeys use.
vegetaoies potatoes, xc to 4uc.
Cattle Steers 13.25 to 15.51. cows and
heifers 2.oo to 14.50. calves 14.50 to tfl.50.
Hogs Mixed and butchers 10.25 to 7 25
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 14.00 to
&.uu, Lamoa per neaa ti uu to sa.aj.
Feed nnd Fuel.
Grain Corn 4345c; oats. 32c to 35c
Forage Timothy hay, til to 113. prairie
H0 to in. baled prairie 19, baled timothy 112
wood Hara. per load R.oora5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel i3c&Hc. mine run
13c per bushel, siack. per bushel 7c
H. J. TOHER.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No.-109 Main at
Telephone 07. ;
One of the Finest
And big-gest displays of fruits
and vegetables can be found at
our store. We have everything
that the market affords. If
you have tried elsewhere and
could not find what yon wanted
call us up.
0lerv. Green onions.
ParsJey. Head Lettuce,
Oyster Plant. Egg Plant,
Brussei Sprouts New Peas.
Cauliflower. Wax Beans,
Mushrooms, Carrots. Beets,
Spinach, Sweet Potatoes,
Spanish Onions, Leek.
Kohl Rabi. Pie Plant,
N"wOnions Bermuda Onions
Horse Radish Roots
Eating and Cooking Apples
Navel Orange, Florida Oranges
Strawberries Blood oronges
Poultry &.nd Fish.
Dressed Chickens. Fresh Fish
- I- Turkeys. Ducks.
Canned Oysters. Bulk Oysters
'ii.i Shell Oysters.
Spring Chickens dressed to order
Goose. Wild ducks dressed to order.
ift?n Kond Ave. Phone 1031.
IVt A THI'S
is and always was in the hands
of the people and we are their
servants, and ever ready- to
serve you with the most palat
able Confections, Ba.kery
Goods, Ice Cre&m
Try our homemade Chocolate
Dipped Kisses, something new
and delicious. Give us your
trade and you'll not be disap
pointed. ALWAYS THE LEADEES IN OUR
Enjoyed By All
record of Arndt's Havana Sec
onds. !Xot much wonder when
you know what they are made
Don't Be Fooled
by taking something- else rec
ommended as being "just as
good." While you are here look
over our line of smokers' arti
cles. There are many tilings
here you'll not find el&ewhere.
.S. M. Arndt & Co.,
. 1706 Second. Avenue.
sii m mim m i
The Other Side is Just
Like It v
Call and examine our beauti
ful hand-made "Fluff Rugs."
Rock Island Rug Co.,
New 'phone 5001. 225 Fourth Ave.
Old 'phone 1519. ,
? The New Clothing Store
H "I1 I 1 "J1 "I1 'I1 I' h 'X 1 ll3 'l!9
to iiouseki:i:pei;s is our system of selling groceries. J
HIGHEST QUALITY AND LOWEST PRICES, WITH PROMPT DE-
LIVERY' SERVICE MAKE IT AX Oli.IECT FOll YOU TO TRADE
WITH US. READ THE FOLLOWING:
JEgg plums, 2 cans
JKorn Krisp, 2 pkgs
X. Y. buckwheat, per sack..
J Rye meal, per sack
Rye Hour, per sack
Graham flour, per sack
Corn meal, per sack
,j, Dried apricots, 3 lb.
Dried peaches, 3 lbs
Yeast foam, pkg
Onion set, per quart
Granulated sugar, 20 lbs
Rolled oats, S lbs. for
1 MAUCKER. (SL TONN,
J Cash Grocers, Cor. Seventeenth St. & Fourth Ave
Old Phone, West 1301. New Phone 519.
WE HAVE A STANDARD
t I 1 j
Davis Block. 'Phono 114S.
I TWEIITY PER CEIIT
To open the season v.e have decided to make a dis
count of 20 per cent on any paper iu the store for the
next two weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 4. AH new
spring goods and a large assortment to select from. CaU
on us and see if we can't save you money.
PAR.IDON (Si SON.
Thones Old Union 213; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
HM.I--H"i"M HI 111
H. E. CASTEEL,
Central Trust and Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. lOO.OOO- Four Per Cent Interest Paid on DepoalU j
Trust Department j
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart- J
ment, which, is kept entirely Mparete from the banking business ol- jr
J the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad- J
mmistrator, uuaruian ana onsrvaior ox x-siaies. j
Receiver and assignee of insolvent v estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others. J
rttti i tttmn tinn
HJJE are show-1
ing the fin-
est and best!
that has ever
been shown i n
this city, the G.
& H. Special.
1714 Second Avenue. 4
"J "I" t I" t fi 'I1 'I1 ! ! J "1 "I1 "J
1 1 c
Fine peaberry coffee, 0 lbs...
Good Santos coffee. 10 lbs...
XXXX coffee, cr lb
Santa Claus soap. 8 bars ....
"Swift's Pride"' soap, 8 bars.
Gold Dust, per pkg
Sapolio. Se pkg.. 2 for
Large Ivory soap. 2 for
Tomatoes, per can
Kidney beans, n cans I.
Corn. 2 cans 13c, per do
Salmon, tall cans?
Table peaches, 2 cans
l'y which we gauge every bit of
plumbing work we do. That
standard is excellence, and our
many satisfied patrons attest the
full measure of merit and adher
ence to our standard. We don't
do inferior work at any time, but
charge no more for the superior
Ill West Seventeenth St.
111 t IU II I I
IL D. SIMMON,
h f n n u i m i mif
U 1 EU P i
ill 111! tat