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THE ABO-US, THURSDAY, APRIL. 1G. 1903.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, I1L Entered at
the postofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
l per year in advance.
All communications of political or argu
mentative character, political or religious,
must have real name attached for publica
tion. No feuch articles will be printed over
fictitious signatures. r
Coi respondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Thursday, April 16.
The mayor of Chicago has issued
a proclamation to stop the throwing
of waste in the streets or sidewalks.
Rock Island should follow the exam
ple. Gov. Yates has appointed Charles
P. Gillette acting superintendent for
the state institution for the deaf and
dumb at Jacksonville, in place of Dr.
Joseph C. Gordon, deceased. Mr. Gil
lette is inspector at the institution,
and his father, Dr. Philip Gillette, was
for 34 years superintendent there.
From his comfortably safe distance
which polities is affording him in an
other 'commonwealth, Y. K. Taylor,
the tugitive ex-governor of Kentucky,
declares the sworn statement that he
was in the plot to assassinate Goebel,
a falsehood. Taylor, though afraid
to trust himself with the people he
asserts elected him governor of Ken
tucky, is wonderfully brave when un
der the shelter of another state.
New post office buildings are to be
built this summer at Pekin, Sterling,
Mvanston. Oak Park, Jacksonville.
Kankakee. Champaign. DeKalb, Mon
mouth. Ottawa and Decatur. .The
treasury department has already ac
quired .the sites of these buildings
and the architects of the government
are now preparing the plans. In a
short time bids will be advertised for
anil the contracts awarded. In the
state of Illinois, the government is
now engaged upon the construction
of no fewer than 130 public buildings.
Although no deeds have been tiled
for record here yet, it is stated by
parties interested that papers were
executed in St. Louis recently con
veying to St. Louis parties about
thirty-nine acres of land just south
of Edwardsville, in which is located
the deposit of shale in abundant
quantities. The land was owned by
Supervisor A. II. Keinlen and brother.
Edwardsville parties are interested in
the deal, and it is proposed to open
up shale works at an early date for
the manufacture of paving and other
hard brick. About $73,000 will be
expended in equipping the works.
Twenty-four years ago Jacob P.
Barnes, a Peoria editor, and A. T.
Lawrence started a game of billiards
at the Peoria house. It was rudely
interfered with by fire, which occu
pied their attention for the balance
of the evening. Lawrence was then
a post office inspector and was in Peo
ria on an annual visit and met Mr.
Barnes. Friday he was in Peoria as
a representative of a New York com
pany, and meeting Mr. Barnes the
subject of the unfinished game came
up. There is no Peoria house today,
so the unfinished game was finished
at the National. Lawrence is a great
three-cushion player and played that
against Barnes' straight billiards and
ended two behind Barnes.
Quincy has a trolley line projected
from that city to Carthage, but the
business men of Carthage are solidly
opposed to it. Seventy-five per cent
if thein have declared that they will
not contribute a cent and the whole
town has thus far contributed only
$S,G0O to the line. The people of Car
thage insist that if the line is built it
will only result in the trade going to
Quincy, and if the business "men of
Quincy want it they can build it
themselves. This doesn't always hap
pen. The citizens of Abingdon fought
the line to Galesburg under the belief
that it would injure their city, but
after the line was built it proved a
direct gain to Abingdon. The wide
awake business man can always turn
an improvement to his own advant
age. It is only when a town becomes
dull and stagnant and refuses to im
prove that business suffers.
Illinois has a number of women
mail carriers. William E. Curtis finds
at the department in 'Washington that
there are 57 women engaged as regu
lar carriers- on rural mail routes, and
that of these Iowa has 10, or nearly
one-fifth, Illinois stands next to
Iowa, with six, and Nebraska is third
with five. Missouri, Wisconsin, Penn
sylvania and New York have four
rach. E. II. Hathaway, one of the
rural mail officials in the postoffice de
partment, who has immediate charge
of the carriers, says that no woman
has 'been dropped on account of
charges preferred against her. nor for
dereliction in the perfoj-mance of her
duties. "It has been the experience
of the department," Mr. Hathaway
.-Ids, "that womeri carriers take ex-
inordinary pains te serve their route
efficiently under the most adverse cir
cumstances, and seem to takt pride
in overcoming obstacles which would
daunt the strongest man."
White County Democrat: The Illi
nois legislature has started in on its
third month and thus far the sole ac
complishment to its credit is: the elec
tion of a United States senator. The
balance of the time has been spent
in quarreling and fighting. It is
Yates and anti-Yates, machine ami
anti-machine. A split occurs on every
proposition. If the governor favors
it others are against it, and so it
goes. The only instance in which the
republicans seem united is on the pro
posit ion of fooling away time, and
the people are getting the anti end of
However, the freak' legislator has
landed with both feet. There has been
more useless and idiotic legislation
proposed than eveli Illinois is. accus
Some fellow has introduced a bill
to prohibit the killing of quail for
five years. The bill provides for a
tax on guns and fowling pieces of $1
each. This would create a nice, juicy
fund, and the author generously pro
poses to pay it out to a lot of dog
fennel st-outs to sneak around, and
look for offenders against the law.
It is a game law; a skin-game law.
It should be styled "a bill to .pro
vide coffee money for indigent and il
Another bill provides for a barbers
commission to license barbers. The
members of the commission get $2,
500 a year, and there are numerous
chiefs and deputies, with various de
grees of authority, all for the pur
pose of perfecting our manner of
shaving and hair cutting. It was
probably introduced by some states
man whose good old mother cut his
hair with a crock for a guide. Its
purpose is plainly to create new jobs.
m;l it should be labeled "an act to
improve the pie counter."
Another bill provides for a music
commission to license music teachers
and prescribe their qualifications. It
is a reflection on the old time mu
sicians and looks like an attempt to
suppress the old fiddlers.
Another libel law is proposed by
some thin skinned or well skinned
Cook county statesman, which pre
vents the censure or criticism of in
dividuals or officials. The Honorable
and Ancient Order of Horse Thieves
and Porch Climbers will heartily en
There are others, and the array
causes one to wonder if the lunatic
asylums have been dumped into
Hanna and Foraker.
As the democrats carried Cleveland,
where Hanna lives and as Cincinnati,
where Foraker lives, went republican
at the late elections, Foraker is said
to -be in the saddle and Hanna in
the dumps as far as political opinion
in Ohio is concerned. Foraker never
agreed with MeKinley. They were of
ten at open war. Things were
smoothed over between them from
time to time, but there never was
real peace. Foraker believed that he
and not MeKinley should have been
Ohio's favorite son and have taken
its highest honors.
Foraker and Hanna never liked each
other, but the interests of . each
would have been sacrificed by an
open row. So, as the Chicago Chroni
cle puts it, they have maintained an
armed truce in their political and per
sonal relations and both have remain
ed in the senate.
Now Foraker claims supremacy be
cause he saved Cincinnati and Hanna
lost Cleveland. The majority in Cin
cinnati generally indicates the ma
jority in the state. If Cincinnati
goes 10.000 democratic the state goes
the same way and vice versa. Cleve
land is not such an indicator.. This
is w hat gives Foraker the advantage of
A Great Sensation.
There was a big sensation in Lces-
ville, Ind., when W. II. Brown, of that
place, who was expected to die, had
his life saved by Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption. He writes:
"I endured insufferable agonies from
asthma, but your New Discovery gave
me immediate relief and soon there
after effected a complete cure." Sim
ilar cures of consumption, pneumo
nia, bronchitis and grip are numer
ous. It's the peerless remedy for all
throat and lung troubles. Price, 50
cents and $1. Guaranteed' by llartss
& Ullemeyer, druggists. Trial bot
Dae Notice Is Served.
Due notice is hereby served on the
public generally that DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve is the only salve on the
market that is made from the pure,
unadulterated witch hazel. De Witt's
Witch Hazel Salve has cured thous
ands of cases of piles that would not
yield to any other treatment, and this
fact has brought out many worthless
counterfeits. Those persons who get
the" genuine DeWitt's Witch nazel
Salve are never disappointed, because
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Riess drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
To Care a Cold In One Day
take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
This signature, E. W. Grove, on every
box. 25 cents.
Scrofula, salt rheum, erysipelas and
other distressing eruptive diseases
yield quickly and permanently to the
cleansing, purifying power of Bur
dock Blood Bitters.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Scandal in High Life.
Mrs. Vanderdecker, whose residence
Is in th plaza. New York, relict ot
Varick Vanderdecker, who began life
making a patent medicine and ended a
director of half a dozen banks, not be
ing able to use her eyes has an Engllsa
tnaid who, while dressing her mistress
hair, is expected to inform her of tho
social news In other words, the gossip
of the day. This was the record for
one day last week.
"Oh, ma'am, there's been such a scan
dal! All society Is talkin about it."
"Well, begin at the beginning. I al
ways like to hear the trifles about these
affairs. If not, I don't half enjoy the
"Yes, m'ni. I'll begin at the begin
ning. It was only a few lays ago that
young Mrs. Bonner 'er who been un
der live and twenty 'as er second
'usband the first not beln' dead neither
6tepped Into Sherry's for a bite of
luncheon. She'd eaten a lobster a la
Newburg and had ordered a cream
meraugue when u geutleman come In
and took a seat at a table near by.
Suddenly their eyes met. Who should
he be but Mr. Kobinson, 'er former
'usband, dressed in the height of Lon
don fashion for 'e 'ad lived abroad
never since the divorce with a button
niere in his coat and lookin' for all the
world "ansomer than ever and when
he went abroad he was said to be the
'ansomest man in New York. You
know, ma'am, Mr. Bonner is a 'signifi
cant lookin man, with no great money
neither, and heverybody wondered
when Mr. Robinson's wife give up her
'usband for such a person.
You don't look a day older,' said
Mr. Robinson, 'than you did thre
years ago when my heart was lacerat
ed at giviu' you up.'
"Don't IV said his wife. 'No more
do' you. Albert. You was always my
fancy for looks.' "
"Come, come," interrupted the listen
er. "You can't put in the talk of la
dies and gentlemen. Get on with the
"Yes, m'm. Well, as I was Rayin,
m'ni, the compliments began to fly be
tween 'em, besides some explanations
as "adu't come out when they was a
separatin. and they sat at the table for
'arf the afternoon. Mr. Robinson or
dered a bottle of champagne, knowuV
that Mrs. Bonner was very fond of It.
and they drank to the 'appy days when
they was a-courtin and before the lady
got to flirtin' first with one and after
ward with another till she got down
to Bonner. Then Robinson said as 'ow
'e'd draw the line at Bonner, and there
was a quarrel as wasn't made up.
" 'You used to be fond of curacoa to
wind up with, dear I beg pardon. Mrs.
Bonner' says Mr. Robinson.. 'Won't
you 'ave one?'
" 'The very thing.' says Mrs. Bonner.
'Ow you always did know my taste.
There I was just goin' to call you by
the old pet name "Birdie."
" 'This is the 'appiest moment I 'ave
'ad in three years,' says Mr. Robinson.
" 'I'm 'fraid I made a mistake, Albert.
You was a model 'usband. and I tried
you verj' 'ard. Bonner can't 'elp me
with my costumes as you could. 'E
'asn't the hartistic eye you 'ave.'
"They clasped 'ands under the table,
and Mrs. Bonner's eyes was wet."
"That's right, Simmons," remarked
Mrs. Vanderdecker. "Stick to what they
did, not what they said. You spoil the
story with their talk."
"Well, m'm, Mrs. Bonner arsked 'Iru
'ow long 'e was goin to be in America,
and 'e said as 'ow 'o was goin' to sail
back in two days, as 'e 'ad an invita
tion to visit a noble lord at 'is country
'ouse, and it wouldn't do for 'im to be
awa3' at the time as 'is social position
in Lunnon dejended upon 'is bein'
there. Then Mrs. Bonner cried." 'i i
"Simmons," said the mistress, "I be
lieve you're making this all up."
"No'm, I hain't. I got it from Mrs.
Bonner's maid, who's a friend of
"Good gracious!" exclaimed Mrs.
Vanderdecker. "How servants do re
"Then Mr. Robinson arsked 'is wife to
get a divorce and marry 'im, and she
said she would, but when they come to
think as 'ow she'd 'ave to live a year
in Dakota she couldn't bring herself
to take the trouble, specially as she'd
never been a day out of New York so
ciety in 'er life. Wasn't it cruel, m'm.
that the poor things 'ad to be separated
Just because the law's so delayin'?
"Mr. Robinson, 'e called a close car
riage, and the two went drivin' through
the park with the winder shades pulled
down. Wasn't it awful, m'm?
"That evenin' when Mr. Bonner went
'om6 for dinner 'is wife wasn't there,
and when she did come she was very
much flustered. 'E knew by her looks
she'd been doin' something wrong, and
'e spoke to 'er 'arsh like. She, bein
tired of 'Im and rattled over 'aviu' to
part with 'er 'usband I mean her real
'usband on account of 'im, picked up
a silver plattx. from the buffet and
threw it at 'im. Then there was trou
ble in the family and no mistake."
"Which family?" asked Mrs. Vander
decker. "Both of 'em."
"That's the end of the story so far as
I got it from the servants' 'all, but
what's come out in the paper this
mornin' tells 'ow It ended."
"'Scandal in 'igh life. The outgoin'
Cunard steamer yesterday took the
wife of Rochester Bonner, who eloped
with Albert Robinson. Mrs. Bonner
was formerly the wife of Robinson
and was divorced from him three years
ago to marry Mr. Bonner. Society Is
ANNE MAUD DAVEY.
One Week's Use of llyomei Did More Than
- Mi Mouths Treatment by Specialists.
In the treatment of deafness which
is often a result of catarrh, llyomei
acts almost immediately upon the in
flamed membrane and the hearing be
gins to return at once. A few day's
treatment will bring relief, and in
three or four weeks, according to the
severity of the case, a cure will be ac
complished. Miss Meeks'of Mattewan, X. Y., says
"llyomei is truly wonderful. 1 have
used it but a short time and see a
great change in my condition. My
hearing is ' improving rapidly, and I
had no idea I would improve s-o rap
idly in so short a time. My breath
which was very offensive to myself
and others, has lost its bad odor en
tirely. I have spent a great deal of
money with catarrh specialists and
can truly say that six months of their
treatment is not equal to one month
T. 11. Thomas is selling llyomei up
on the usual plan of agreeing to re
turn the money if the medicine does
A complete outfit costs only $1.00
and consists of an inhaler that can
be carried in the vest pocket, a medi
cine dropper and a bottle of llyomei.
The inhaler will last a lifetime and
there is enough llyomei for more than
a month's treatment. Additional bot
tles of llyomei can be procured for
30 cents. Compare this small expense
with the fees charged by specialists,
and then remember that if llyomei
does not cure T. 11. Thomas will re
turn your money.
What other treatment for catarrh
and catarrhal colds is sold in this
Makes a Clean Sweep.
There's nothing like doing a thing
thoroughly. Of all the salves you
ever heard of, Bucklen's Arnica Salve
is the best. It sweeps away and cures
burns, sores, bruises, cuts, boils, ul
cers, skin eruptions and piles. It's on
ly 23 cents, and guaranteed to give
satisfaction by Hartz & L'llemeyer,
low Are Yonr Kidneys f
Dr. nobbs' Sparamis Pills cure all kidney Ilia. Sam
Mafrm Add. sierliuti KemwnvCu-. Chicago or N. V
B mill Si in is h ,s- aMsara
IAN UNHEALTHY HASR
Destroy the cause, you rerr.cve
Kill the Dandruff Gzrm
The only preparation that
Kill destroy those parasites.
-.EXCELLENT HAIR DRESSING.-
For Sale by all Druggists.
For sale by T. II. Thomas, druggist
SAWED BUILDING STONE, ASH LAB
AND TRIMMINGS A SPE
CIALTY, w .
For cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Plans sett
us for estimates will receive car
ful attention and be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. & Q. railroad.
Trains No. 5 and 10 will stop and
let visitors off and on.
BRIDGE STONE, CORN CRIB BLOCKS
AND FOUNDATION STONE,
ANY SIZE DESIRED.
Sample of stone and photos of "
buildings can be seen at Room No.
12, Mitchell & Lynde building. Ad
dress ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager.
Rock Island or Colona, 111.
Permanently Cured by
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i TIUAL. BOTTLE FKEE
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Danoe, Debility, Exhaustion. r.safedltfil.
8 R.H.KLIKL1A931 rch St.. Philadelphia.
MS3 For Drun
, For Drunkenness and
'lease vrlte us.
S'fi '-if conlideniial.
Genuine stamped C C C Never sold In balk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something Just &s good."
Colonial ( rtntVTTS. THE
display of fruits and vegetables
can always be found here. We
aim to get everything the mar
ket affords and have it fresh.
Order your Sunday supply of
us and you'll be pleased.
Celery. Green onions.
Parslev. Head Lettuce,
Oyster Plant. Kg Plant,
Xew Peas. K' hi Hobi.
4 Asparagus. Mint.
Leaf .Lettuce. Turnips,
Cauliflower. Wax Beans,
Mushrooms, Carrots, Beets,
Pie Plant, Kndive
Sninaco. Sweet Potatoes
tapamsh OdIods, Leek,
New Onions Bermuda Onions
Horse Kadish Koots
Eating and Cooking Apples
Navel Oranges, Florida Oranges
Strawberries Blood oronges
Poultry sxnd Fish.
Dressed Chickens. Fresh Fish
Canned Ovsters. Bulk Oysters
Spring Chickens dressed to order
Oeese. dressed to order.
1C20 Second Ave. 'Phone 1031.
put up in specially designed boxes,
have become a recognized part of the
SPRING FESTIVAL, and we have a
large and tasty display to suit the
eye and palate. We have the finest
and largest assortment of IS A ST MR
NOVKLTIES ever displayed in the
THRMM CITIKS. Call and see our
immense variety. Give us j'our trade.
We are sure to please you.
DotVt Forget our Pure
and R.ich Ice Cream
for your Master dinner, on your bill
of fare. All flavors, shapes and de
signs. Ml A T
1716-1718 Second Ave.
Old Thone and Xew 'Phone.
Enjoyed By All
record of Arndt's Havana Sec
onds. Is'ot much wonder when
you know what they are uyide
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 things
here you'll not find elsewhere.
S. 171. Arndt & Co.,
1706 Second Avenne.
Making an Impression
That's exactly what our laundry
.vork is doing among the good peo
ple of this town. It's our constant
aim and effort to please careful
dressers and our constantly in
creasing patronage proves our
success. Won't you be one of our
Twelfth St, Fifth Ave.
To Get Away From.
By trying on one of our
strictly hand-tailored Suits
it will be hard for you to
get away from it because
the fit is so easy and perfect
and some of the very best
selected patterns that have
ever been shown are shown
G. & H. Special Make
Gustafson & Haves,
The New Clothing Store
:- s- -v 5 1
Davis Block. 'Phone 1148.
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H. E. C A STEEL, L. D.
i Uentral Trust
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. SIOO.OOO. Four
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart-
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business ot
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad-
T ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
T agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
l i t 11 1 1 1 I I 1 I l
Irock island savings bank
5 F.0CK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under tlio State Law. 4 Per Cent t
Interest Paid on Deposits. X
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
I J. M. Euford, President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President. '
', P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1S90,
and occupying S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building.
Dr. S. H. MILLER. M. D. V.
g Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
Graduate of McKillip's Veterinary College, Chicago, 111.
A i ir.i i it
VJIlice ELiiu veicnimry nuspuai t
rj iitii Third Innnt. Rock Island.
9 OBlce hours 7 to 8 s. m.. t to 2 p. m.,
9 West, Kesidence lefil Weak Union
: 1714 Second Avenue. J
Systems of heating, to give proper
results, should be installed only by
workmen who know their business
thoroughly. Our workmen are
that kind, but we make assurance
'doubly sure by personal superi -ion.
If you want new work or re
pairs you will have the wmk done
riirht if you leave the order with
114 West Seventeenth St.
a golden opportunity to get a
superb liquor if you haven't
bought a bottle or ease of the
celebrated rye whiky which we
are offering at remarkably low
figures. That's not the only
good thing here get our prices
on wines of all kinds.
RMTAIL LIQUOR STORM.
Market Square, cor.
Street and Third
MUDGE, IL B. SIMMON,
and Savings Bank
Per Cent Interest Paid on Deposits
R. K. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Durst.
III. Residence 1812 Fourtn ?eo u
7 to 10 p. in. Central Phones: Office 1409
Pnones: O.Uce 5ff7, Residence 537