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THE AK(?rU8, S A.TUJRD AY, APRIL 18.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, lit Entered at
the postoflice as Second-class matter.
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Saturday, April 18.
Never before the present time was
so much attention turned toward
southern Illinois by parties seeking
investments. -Real estate men in this
section are constantly in receipt of
inquiries as to advantages offered in
The midway of the St. Louis world'
fair will be known as "The Tike."
The name was officially decided on
by the directors this week. It was
suggested by a young- man,-the eonti
dential clerk of the director of works
of the exposition.
The enormous earnings of the steel
trust, practically all of whose pro
ducts are on the tariff lists, is an ob
ject lesson to the American people of
the tribute they are paying to trusts.
Everyone who has used iron or steel
from a nail to a sewing machine has
contributed to swell the profits.
Twenty threshermen met in Kanka
kee recently and perfected an organi
zation for self protection in regard
to price for that kind of work. It was
agreed bv the new organization to
raise the price for threshing oats, and
from 's to 2 cents per bushel for
shelling corn. Other prices were in
Frank Stanford, who has arrived at
Dundee overland from Portland. Ore.,
and who -is preparing to continue his
trip east, has had a remarkable expe
rience in crossing the continent in a
wagon. He left Oregon about four
.months ago. taking with him an in
valid sister, driving a light' wjfgon, to
which were harnessed three Mexican
mustangs. One of the animals died
in Utah, and Stanford was lost for
three days in a blizzard while in the
mountains, his team finally dragging
him to the cabin of a prospector.
Success has attended the regulation
adopted in Washington which prohib
its spitting on the sidewalks and in
the public buildings of the District of
Columbia. The penalty for a viola
tion of the regulation is a fine of not
less than $1 nor more than $40. The
police are now engaged in warning
offenders that spitting in public plac
es is in violation of law. For a period
of HO days this warning will go on
without any arrests, and at the con
clusion of that time every person
caught spitting will be hauled into
court. The law is one that might as
readily be applied to Rock Island and
other cities in the interest of sani
tary conditions as well as public
A Loss to tbe Senate.
New York Sun: A beautiful tribute
to former Senator George Graham
Vest,' of Missouri, appeared in the
Philadelphia Ledger over the signa
ture of Senator E. YV. Carmaek, of
Tennessee. Senator Vest remained at
his post in the Fifty-seventh congress
although the vital spark in his frail
bod 3- was er3- low. The indomit
able spirit of the man kept him up, his
intellect burning as brightly as in the
da3-s of his bodily vigor. Whether he
had strength enough to survive con
gress was a question which his col
leagues thought about with concern.
for there was no partisanship in the
estimate of the senator's ability and
sterling personal qualities. One of the
veterans of the senate and twentj--four
years a member of that body,
he was the peer as debater and legis
lator of any man on the floor, and to
the younger men he was guide, phi
losopher and friend. He represented
worthily the cherished traditions of
the senate, and would have been ac
counted a man of mark in the days
when there were giants. Mr. Vest is
now ill in Washington, and, as he saj's.,
calmly waiting the end.
"He is a man whom I both love and
honor," says Senator Carmaek. "His
vast fund of information, his great in
tellectual power, his brilliancy in de
bate, his incorruptible integrity, gave
him a place in the councils of the
party and the nation such as few men
have held. The physical debility which
afflicted him in his later years, but
which left his intellect undimmen and
his devotion to the public service un-"-npaired,
made him at. once a pathet
ic and heroic figure. Though he could
barely totter to his place in the' sen
ate up n the arm- of an attendant,
he continued in the discharge of his
duties faithful to the last, and more
than once during the last session of
his service the old fire blazed out from
the dying embers." Senator Carmaek
tells a touching story of the broken
old man sitting in a reverie in the
cloak room of the senate, and, after
a while, relating' in his feeble voice
the lines of Tennison's "Crossing the
Bar." "Though he had these occasion
al moods of quiet and solemn reverie,"
says Mr. Carmaek, "he did not seem
depressed in spirits, but overflowed
with anecdote and reminiscence, and
entered with keen zest into colloquial
discussion of current questions."
Little Demand for Roosevelt's Pho
A Washington photographer who
makes a specialty of the portraits of
President Roosevelt is authority for
the somewhat surprising statement
that the photographs of Mr. Roose
velt do not sell. "There is no demand
for them," said the photographer. "I
can't tell why, but no one seems to
want them. 1 had laid in a large
stock of various photos of the presi
dent, anticipating the liveliest sort of
a demand. They are still on hand.
tried to work them off by sending out
several thousand circulars, to people
I thought would be interested in the
president. We didn't sell enough to
pay for the postage of the circulars
When McKinley was president we sold
20 of his photographs where we now
sell one of Roosevelt. Photographs
of McKinley still outsell those of
The photographer did not think the
Roosevelt photographs fail to go be
cause the president is unpopular. The
only explanation he could think of it
that the class of people who buy the
photographs of presidents to put
in their parlors were in love with
McKinley. and don't care much about
Roosevelt. As a rule people v ho buy
portraits of President McKinley are
the ones who keep "God Bless Our
Home" over the door of the parlor, a
big family bible on th parlor table
and pictures of Washington and Lin
coln on the parlor walls. Frobably
Mr. Roosevelt is too sporty to be a
prime favorite with this class of peo
ple. ' '
Where the Protection Comes in.
Immigrants to the number of 3S.07G
arrived in this country from Jan. 1
until April 10 of the present year. In
the corresponding period last year
2G.7S9 foreigners reached our shores
and took up their residence here. It
is expected that the record of immi
gration this year will surpass all pre
The new arrivals are not flocking to
the northwest, as was" the case last
year. Most of them are settling in
the industrial centers of the east,
where they will compete with Ameri
can labor for employment.
It is not recorded that from Jan.
to April 10 a single dollar's worth of
goods from abroad was shipped into
this country for competition with
goods protected by the tariff and
which. by reason of this protection,
American manufacturers are enabled
to sell cheaper than the foreign man
While the consumer is not permitted
to profit from competition with for
eign goods, the manufacturer is per
mitted to profit from foreign labor
competition with American labor.
The tariff protects the American
manufacturer against the competition
of the foreign manufacturer, but the
American workman is not protected
against the competition of the for
Obviously if equity is to obtain each
should have the same protection or
English Coal in Demand.
The American demand for English
large vessels are being loaded and
started for our country as rapidly as
possible. The demand for the cele
brated Ilostetter's Stomach Bitters is
also largel3' increased, because more
people are learning of its wonderful
curative powers in cases of stomach.
liver, kidney and bowel disorders, and
having tried one bottle they have
been convinced of its value and won't
accept anthing else in its place
This will be your experience, too, if
you will only give it a trial. It will
build up the run-down system in the
spring, overcome that tired, depress
ed feeling, purify the blood and cure
loss of appetite, indigestion, dyspep
sia, constipation, biliousness and la
grippe. Don't fail to try it.
' Dae Xotice 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. DeWitt'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 Hazel
Salve are never disappointed, because
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Ricss drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
To Care 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.
Bodily pain loses its terror if you've
bottle of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil
the house. Instant relief m cases
burns, cuts, sprains, accidents of
Foley's Kidney Cure makes kidneys
and bladder right. Don't delay tak-
ing. All druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Old John Harding's Money
Copyright. 1903, by C. B. Lewis.
There was a buzz of excitement
throughout almost a whole county be
cause old John Harding was dead and
a search of the house had failed to re
veal his money. He was an old bacbv
elor, living on a farm with his broth
er Henry and his sister Hannah, and
it was known that he had been hoard
ing for forty years. He died in his bed
without giving an alarm and without
leaving any message as to where he
had hidden his wealth.
I was Interested in the case as a dis
tant relative, while scores became in
terested tfirough curiosity. We had to
hire men and arm them with guns to
keep the searchers off the farm, and
there were many among them who
would have kept every dollar of the
treasure had they stumbled upon it.
Where to search after the house had
been fruitlessly gone over was th?
question, and it was a puzzling one.
Put yourself in old Mr. Harding's
place and tell me where you would
hide that money. Not in the house, for
fear of robbers first and a search later
on; not in the barn, because the build
ing was liable to be struck by lightning
and burned. He wanted to keep it
away from his relatives, and yet he
wouldn't want it lost for good and all,
nor would he wish it to fall into the
hands of strangers. That is simply hu
man nature. It is a paradox, but it is
human nature as well. You wouldn't
throw it down the well, because the
well would be searched. There would
be the same objection to sheds and
stacks as to the barn. , i
Both Hannah and Henry felt sore
the old man had buried the money. .i I
felt just as certain to the contrary. He
had brought it home in installments,
and he would not run the risk of open
ing and closing a cache seven or eight
different times. Much of the lost mon
ey was drawn out of bank two weeks
previous to his death. '
Whenever he went to town, he wore
a pair of boots. On all other days he
wore a pair of old shoes, which were
soft and easy on his feet. He did not
change back to his boots as soon as he
reached home, but only after he had
returned from walking about the farm;
hence it might be inferred that he had
to pass over bad ground.
The woman brought me his boots
Just as he had pulled them off for the
last time. There was dried mud on
them. It could not be mud from the
highway, because when he went to
town last the roads were dusty. The
sole of the right boot was considerably
worn, and in a crevice I found a little
sand. Again, on that same boot, stick
ing to the mud, were several blades of
grass. She brought me the suit of
clothes he had Worn that day and for
three or four days subsequently, and I
found cockles and burs on the trousers
and bits of rotten wood in one of the
To the west of the house and half a
mile away was the forest. To reach
it he had to pass through the orchard.
Between the orchard and the forest
was a creek. On the east side of it,
where, I Judged, he would naturally
cross, was a bed of sand. On the other
side was a imiddy spot, but with a log
to walk on. The forest covered eighty
acres of ground, and but little of it had
ever been cleared of underbrush.
In going from the house through the
orchard and across the creek and back
I got plenty of cockles and burs on my
clothes, and had I made a misstep at
the log I should have fallen into the
mud and water. Granted that the old
man had hidden his money in the
woods, what particular spot should I
look for? The brother had not hap
pened io see him go beyond the or
chard, but on one occasion, when he
had need of a certain tool and went to
the shed to find it, it was missing. Two
hours later it had been restored. It
was a mallet that he wanted.
Going on the theory that the old man
had used the mallet, I went to the shed
and looked at all the tools. Most of
them were rusty with the dampness,
There was rust on a certain auger and
on a certain chisel, but it was fresh
rust. The point of the auger also re
tained some bits of the last wood it
had been bored into. These bits I was
assured by several persons had a
beechy taste. Therefore I reasoned
that the auger had been bored into a
beech tree. I had no doubt that he had
used mallet, chisel and auger to make
a hiding place for his money.
The first move was to go through the
forest in search of what might be call
ed eligible beech trees. I marked off
twenty within ten minutes' walk of the
creek and then began a close inspec
tion of each one. I did not look at tops
or trunks, but on the ground. There
were plenty of brush and limbs and
dead leaves, but at the end of two days'
steady search I found chips and splin
ters in pawing around and then knew
that the quest was ended.
Never did a man hide his money in
a safer place or with more skillful
hands. The tree was a double one for
the first four feet from the ground.
Where the two came together was a
decayed spot. It wasn't larger than a
man's fist when Harding discovered It,
and funguses had taken root and were
thriving. Everything looked so per
fectly natural that I was a good hour
getting at the keyhole of the treasure
box. Had I not found sure evidences
of his work in a few chips and splin
ters the tree would have been put down
on the list of failures. He did not in
tend to leave those evidences behind
him. As fast as he cut out the wood
he placed It aside, and as he crossed
the creek on his way home he threw.
the chips, into the water, as I after
Well, I have nothing more to tell.
The money was found and divided ac
cording to law. M. QUAD, i
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l filled to repletion with the latest and choicest things in heese furnishings, will tear ccmFariscn with any stock 0
of like merchandise in the state. We pride ourselves on halving the cleanest stock in &
a'-Eok.stern Iowa. And it is oar constant study to see that no one undersells cs. Don't O
make any purchase until you have been in and looked us over. )
Davenport Couches Drapery Department
New line of Davenport couches, all the latest coverings and de
65 slgr.s. We have the cheapest and medium grades as well as the finest.
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Drapery and Curtain Goods are the finishing touches to house deco
rations and should be carefully selected.
Mattresses should be well made to, bo comfortable,
all kinds at low prices up from : ,
Sewing Machines Gasoline Stoves
i n tyre f 7;rrt i -sr. 1
Jar"' 5r5 pj
See those new Calais Cobbinet Curtains; they are very effective.
. T.r- ,per pair, and up... . . w ...
Just' received 20 distinct and exclusive patterns of Tamboure Lace 5
Curtains. These ere all high-class goods at moderate 7 iQ 4N
prices from $25.00 per pair down to .
Here is a snap. One lot of odd pair and half-pair Lace and Swiss J
Curtains to be closed out at 50 per cent discount.
230 shades mounted on good spring rollers, assorted colors, fringe and 0
plain styles. 23c and 50c quality, to close out at 7mn
13c each; 2 for
See our new spring showing of Upholstering Stuff, all the 'ZQr
latest weaves and colors from $12.50. yd. down to 07W v5
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Whj' not buy a Sewing Machine of us?
We can save you money on this class
of goods. Call and see our va--t dis-
rlay. Any style you want "
Coolcing made comfortable on hot clays
by using one of our Gasoline Stoves.
It may he a little too early to buy.
bur. it is none too early to look at
our new styles. We have thorn in
all sizes, uy
See all the new styles in Refrigerators and Ice Hoxes.in our
Dasemeut. We carry by far the greatest assortment in
this line. Ice Boxes, ' ftfl
Let us handle your carpet wants.
We can gave you money by Fisher's
new measuring and cutting system.
2S rolls of wool ingrain Carpets, Cka
new colors, yd n . . . J J u
New lot of Crex Grass Mattings, just
the thing for halls and dining 4(r
rooms, at 50c and tUw
See us for new China and Japan Mat
tings. We have all the new
rtrt Squares, ncy colors, wool and
wool tilled, all sizes,
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324,326,328 Brady SuDAVENPORTJQWA. (SmB
Lilt II L (HLUt -L tlci fiAUiiuci
Carpf-ts, with and without ftA
borders, yard, up from M"v
Room size Rugs, new patterns, great 0
variety of colors, C!H Cfl
IROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK j
J EOCK ISLAND, ILL. X
Incorporated Under tlie State Law. 4 Per Cent
t Interest Paid on Deposits.
5 Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Uuford, President.
John Crubauffh, Vice President.
J P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1S90,
i and occupying S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde'8 new building
1J. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Thil Mitchell,
11. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
fcsolicitors Jackson and Hurst.
Dr. S. H. MILLER.. M. D. V. g
g Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
9 Graduate of McKillin's Veterinary College, Chica;o IlL
Office and Veterinary Hospital
Third Avt-ttar, KocK IlUrd, III. Kesldene 1818 Fonrih Aao
omce hours 7 to 8 a. m . 1 to 2 t m.. 7 to 10 p. m. Central Phonss: Office 1409
Wml Residence U61 Wetl Union rnoaes: Office 5T0T, Residence
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has great and rare bargains in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Bicycles, and
all other kinds of goods. These goods have not been redeemed and will ha
sold at a &reat sacrifice. 320 Twentieth street. 'Phone brown C63.