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THE AEGU8, THURSDAY, APRIL 23 1903
Published Dally and Weekly at 16S4 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, I1L Entered at
toe post-office as Second-class laxatter.J
BY THE J. W. "POTHER CO.
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mentative character, pblitlc.ll or religious,
must Have real name attacbt' for publica
tion. No such articles will ber .printed over
Coirespondence solicited fromvery town
ship In Rock Island county.
u n i (jrSBETy
Thursday, April 23.
The rise in the prices of meats; is
making more vegetarians than the
theorists ever did.
President Roosevelt wfil reach home
with the largest collection of bric-a-brac
ever assembled under one tent.
To say nothing of photographs of
large families Des Moines inlends to
present him with an editiou de luxe
of a local newspaper.
The spectacle of Mark Hamia re
buking the labor hater Parry is amus
ing, to say the least. Small wonder
that President Roosevelt is endeavor
ing to find if there is any real signifi
cance in the position of the foxy
Were all the threatened strikes to
take place, the May of 1903 would be
one of the most dismal months in the
annals of mankind. But sensible men
everywhere are looking forward to
mutual concessions and conciliations
which will adjust many disputed mat
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, widow of
the late president, proposes to sell
Mr. Ingersoll. the millionaire bachel
or, her beautiful home in the Adir
ronJacks. Berkeley lodge. The place
has tender associations for Mrs. Har
rison, as she and the late general
planned it together soon after their
marriage, and spent every summer
there, but she has. it is said, re
ceived a tempting offer and is consid
Next Monday, Ap'ril 27, will be the
S4th anniversary of the establish
ment of Odd Fellowship in the United
States. This grand order, although
but little over four-score jears old,
has a record unsurpassed, if equalled,
for works of benevolence and charity.
Its creed is: "To visit the sick, to
bury the dead, to educate the orphan,
and to comfort and support the wid
ow and the fatherless," and most no
bly has it been fulfilling its mission.
President Baer, he of the divine
memory, has locked out over 00,000
miners r.f the Reading collieries be
cause they declined to work nine
hours Sunday. It is time the anthra
cite miners were removed from the
control of Baer and his clique. Next
winter is not so awful far away.
Everybody knows how it was dur
ing last winter and what the decision
of the anthracite commission was.
The natural wealth of the United
States should not be under the abso
lute control of men of this ilk, es
pecially the commodities which the
masses must have to keep soul and
Senator George G. Vest, of Missouri,
corrected the statement recently
made that he was the only surviving
member of the confederate senate.
A. J. Maxwell, of Florida, who repre
sented that state at the capital in
Richmond, is still alive at the age of
83 years. They are still talking and
writing in Washington about Senator
Vest's recent speech in the senate
advocating repeal of the tariff on
coal. On no other day this session
has the chamber been so crowded as
it was when the aged and physically
feeble Missourian was speaking. The
masterly address was evidently in
great part extempore, and perhaps
for that reason was all the more
forceful and effective.
To Stop the Slaughter.
There is a bill before the general as
sembly of Illinois to prohibit pigeon
shooting from traps. The slaughter
of pigeons by marksmen under the
guise of "sport" has been a subject of
much comment for two or three
years. Since there has been so much
noble work done in behalf of dumb
animals in the forming of humane
societies and in organized effort to
defend the rights of bird and beast,
there has been much forcible argu
ment put forth against the killing of
pigeons just for "sport." Ralph
Trine, director of the American Hu
mane Education society, says that
one form of brutality is sanctioned in
several states the shooting, tortur
ing and mangling of live pigeons from
t-aps. Ilesays: "Shall we legalize
bull fights, cock and dog fights for
the idle pleasure of the brute element
among us? The better sense in every
community instantly cries out "No.'
Then why permit this great source of
e torture,, suffering and brutality to re
main legalized and unchecked?"
Mt is to put an end to this torture
that the bill to-prohibit the shooting
of live pigeons from traps was intro
duced in the Illinois legislature. No
one who studies the subject can fail
to see the torture and brutality in
the "sport." The pigeon, like the
dove, is rather typical of love. It fears
harm from human hand less than oth
er birds. It flutters near the human
hand, fearing not that its life will be
crushed out or blown out with explo
sives. And yet pigeons are cooped
up and held to wait their turn to be
penned up in traps of death, release
from which means instant death or
torture. Can anj- man who considers
the subject conscientiously say there
is not cruelty and barbarity in the
A Dime for Honesty.
A St. Louis rag peddler who found
a roll of bills and restored the same
to the owner was rewarded with a
cold-blooded word of thanks and the
offer of 10 cents. Some people put a
low estimate on honesty. It is easy
for such people to forget, if they can
know, that a man who is honest is
pretty apt to have fine feelings.
To offer to reward an honest man
is to insult him. His honesty is not a
commodity for sale or lent. To esti
mate the value of a man's honesty at
10 ceiits is to be more insulting still
Everybody knows that a man's hon
esty is worth more to him than are
all the dimes and dollars in the world.
To pay a man for the time and
trouble taken in doing an honest act
in the interest of another is well and
good. But honesty pays itself.
The man who has honesty though
no money, is rich; he who has money
without honestv is poor. This is a
hard fact, which every man might
apply to his profit every day of his
ThVe man who has honesty has
aboutf all there is in the world worth
taking out of it with him. For in it
are unbraced all the good qualities
of mild and heart. And all this Is to
be estimated at 10 cents!
Little wonder that the poor rag
peddle-, knowing the quality and the
value of honesty, scorned the paltry
offer ami considered himself insulted.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Louis Harms, Walter Schroederand
Robert Bloom, all of whom were for
merly fujnous in high school track
athletics, were out last night and gave
the coaches some valuable assistance
with the track men. A number of
new m?n were out last night. Some
of them have been training, but most
of them are green men.
Manager Stone has decided to re
duce the admission for students Sat
urday from 15 cents to 10 cents. 'The
management desires to have every
member of tJie school, and as many
others as possible, ont," as a good
crowd is an incentive toward a fast
The committee in charge, composed
of Mr. Yates, Principal II. E. Brown,
Thomas Clark, Edson Stone and Ralph
Souders. met yesterday and elected
the following officials for the meet:
Starter. C. W. Kent; referee, Princi
pal II. E. Brown; judges of finish and
field. D. B. Thomas, Paul Yates and
II. K. Churchill; timers, A. Piatt, Y. M.
C. A.; J. A. White and Principal J. II.
Heil, of Moline high school; clerk of
course, James .Maucker; nssistant
clerks, Arthur Colburn, Theodore
Eichelsdorfer and Theodore Free.
Cicorge M. Loosely Ab Landis and
one other not yet decided on will act
as judges in the declamatory contest
Friday evening. The speakers will be
those announced some time ago, ex
cept that Hale Graham has with
drawn. Each speaker will be limited
to 12 minutes.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Miss Wiggs' Prize Story, r
The political economy class is at
present doing extensive supplemen
tary reading on the labor question.
This is .one of the most important
subjects considered and Mr. Brown
intends to devote more time to its
Several of the teachers are giving
their classes the regular quarterly
The junior boys held a meeting yes-
terday to talk over track matters.
The senior class had six more men
out last night. , ,
The junior class meeting was post
poned till this evening.
April 22. David Wl Hunt to Moline
Tool company, lot 1, block 4, Wood's
First add., Moline, $3,750.
E. H. Guyer to William Ehlers, Jr.,
lot 20, block 171, East Moline, $350.
S. T. McEntire, et al., to William
Wilson, n4, se4. 24, 16, 3w, $1.
Florence Brayshaw, et al., to Wil
liam Wilson, n,, seVi. 24, 16, 3v, $5,-
George Hanson to C. II. Ilundle, lot
3, block 2. Hillsdale, $700.
P. F. Rice to Sarah Merriman, lots
9 and 10, O. W. Looker's First add.,
Ella L. Willis to Isabella Willis, lots
4, 5, 6 and 7, block 5, Hampton, $1,000.
Rheumatism Gored In a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits. 75c and
$1. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
tCopyTlght. 1902. by T. C. McClure,
"A letter for you. Miss Wiggs," said
the postman, smiling.
Little Miss Wiggs extended a trem
bling hand. '
She carefully cut the end of the en
velope with the scissors and drew out
the letter. It was very brief:
"The editors of The Story Magazine
take great pleasure In presenting the
inclosed check as payment of the prize
offered for the best short story submit
ted in their recent contest."
That was all. But a dozen pages of
praise could not have pleased little
Miss Wiggs more. It was not a large
sum of money, to be sure, but to her it
meant a great deal. Ever since that
day three months before when she had
mailed the story and the required sub
scription money she had waited and
hoped with all the fervor of her little
There had been little sewing for her
to do of late, and she had watched her
income dwindle away with growing
fear. She had never thought of trying
to write till Cordelia Brown one day
brought her a copy of The Story Maga
zine to read. Cordelia was seventeen
j-ears old now and well along in high
school, but she had never forgotten
Miss Wiggs' kindness of former days.
When the girl was gone. Miss Wiggs
picked up the magazine. Almost the
first page to meet her eyes was an ad
vertisement offering a prize for the
best short story submitted before a
certain date. It was then that the idea
of trying to write a story first occurred
to Miss Wiggs.
She had a tale of the first settlers in
her memory handed down from mother
to daughter, as such stories are. More
over, she possessed a good education, a
clear mind and plenty of leisure. Noth
ing was more natural, therefore, than
that Miss Wiggs should write a story.
In due time the 6tory was completed.
Miss Wiggs copied it in her best hand
writing and, inclosing the dollar de
manded as one of the conditions of the
contest, mailed it to the magazine.
Then she told Cordelia what she had
done and even read her the first draft
of the story.
When she had finished, Cordelia
shook her head. "I am sorry, dear
Miss Wiggs," she said gently, "but I
am afraid the story will hardly suit
them." Then, with all the kindness
she could command, she explained to
the woman the needs of the magazine.
It used little else than love stories, she
said, and for that reason the editors
would scarcely take the trouble to ex
amine manuscripts of another charac
ter. "But why not try again?" she fin
ished brightly. "Our subscription has
expired, and you can send in our' re
newal with the story. Please do, Miss
So Miss Wiggs did try again. Some
how as she sat in the darkened parlor
a plot came to her, an idea for a love
story, unique, clever, interesting. She
told it to Cordelia, and the girl clapped
her hands joyously.
"Oh, it's ever so good, Miss Wiggs!"
she said. And when the story was writ
ten and read to her she gave it exactly
the same praise. And now the story
had won the prize.
The back door opened softly, and
Cordelia entered the house. It was
some time before she discovered Miss
Wiggs in the parlor. As the girl enter
ed the room the woman looked up with
a smile lighting her thin face.
"See. Cordelia," she said, with child
ish glee. "I won the prize."
Cordelia did not smile. Drawing a
chair close to Miss Wiggs', she opened
the magazine in her hand.
"I am going to read you a story," she
,said slowly, "that was printed several
I.... . Wisgs smiled at the girl loving
ly as f!h lfstened to the first few
words. Then tli3 smile gave way to a
look of v.om'orment that in turn
changed to ore of iv.in. When the
story was ended, si.- o!;ed up at the
girl with tears in Lit eyes.
"You don't think, Cordelia" she be
Cordelia sprang to her side and
placed an arm caressingly around the
"Dear Miss Wiggs," she said quick
ly, "perhaps It was merely a coinci
dence or It may be you once read this
story and then forgot it till it came
back to your memory, apparently an
They sat silently In the little parlor
till twilight fell. Miss JVIggs bravely
kept back the tears, but the hand that
Cordelia held trembled constantly.
The postman's stop sounded on the
front porch, and Miss Wiggs opened
the door for him. lie handed her a
long blue envelope.
"My story of the first settlers," she
explained to CordJ'A, noting the name
of The Story Magazine on the envelope.
She tore it open and slipped out the
manuscript. A little note came with it.
"Read it, Cordelia," she said. "My
eyes are not very clear today."
"The editors of The Story Magazine,"
read Cordelia, "return the - inclosed
manuscript with much regret. Well
written and readable as it is, the plot
is somewhat hackneyed, and for that
reason the story is returned."
With a sudden suspicion Cordelia
turned to the manuscript.
"Oh. Miss Wiggs," she cried, "it was
your story of the old settlers that won
the prize, after all. They have re
turned your love story."
Miss Wiggs smiled through her tears.
"Cordelia." she said, "we won't have
to write that letter returning the check
to the publishers tomorrow morning.
We will take a little outing instead."
LESLIE W. QUIRK.
FINDING MANY PEARLS
IN VICINITY OF BURLINGTON
According to reports clam fishers
in the viciuity of Burlington and New
Boston are not only finding the shell
business profitable iu itself,1 but the
quantity of pearls they are finding
means excellent wages for them.
Sam Stone is perhaps the luckiest in
that- neighborhood, says a Burlington
paper, and he estimates his find this
spring at about $G00. He went to
Burlington from New Boston shortly
after the ice went out and commenc
ed his fishing near Burlington. He
stated that the finding of pearls was
about all luck, as last year he found
only two small ones, while this year
he has been finding all kinds of them.
He expects to leave shortly for St.
Louis, where he claims there is a bet
ter market for the pearls.
The government commissioner of
fisheries has made a report of several
years' careful investigation of the
clam shell industry in the western
rivers. He claims that clam beds
were found 27 feet in depth. Not
withstanding the fact that thousands
of tons have been taken from the
beds, there still remains an enormous
supply beneath the waters of the Mis
sissippi. The clams which have been
taken out were merely the covering
of large beds many feet deep. It has
been estimated that at the rate they
have been dug the past five years it
will take at least 20 years more to
entirely exhaust the supply.
Chicago. April 23 Following arr tne oper
mg, highest, lowest and closing quotations
(n today's markets:
May, 76. TTV: 76a.
Julv 7i 73Si-72
Sep:., wk; 09 ; ma; es?.
May, 44; 4W: 43: m.
July. 5V 444 5
Sspt, 44; 413; 44; 44H
Oat. May. S4V 85 84 V 41i
July, 31V 32 3iS 3 a.
May, 18 01; 18.10 18 00- 18 07
Julv. 17.4V 17 47: 17 42: 17.4?
Sept , 17.13; 17.12; 17.10, 17 07. .
May, 0 75 . 0 77 ; 9.75; 9 70.
July. 9 70: 9 72- 9 07: P.65
Sept. 9 70; 9.70; 9 67; 9.(55.
May. S 80: 9 82; 9 80: 9 82
Julv. 9.70: 9.; : 9.70:9.67.
Sept , 9.62; 9 (J5; 9.62; 9 60.
Rye, May 503: July Btw?f504: flax. cash.
N. W.. l-l 1 ; S. SV. 1.09, May 1X954: barley,
neceipts today: Wheat 16. corn 40. oats
101; hogs 26,000; cattle 6.000. sheep 8. coo.
Hogs at Kansas City 8.000. cattle 8,000
hoes at Omaha 8 500. cattle 3,800.
Uog market opened weak to fc lower.
Light. ta80?.20: mixed auu omen
ers. 16 957.35; good heavy, 17.0037. 40 rough
heavy, 7.007 20
Cattle market opened stronp
Sheep market opened steady.
Union stock varus 8:40 a. m.
Hog market big. 5c lower.
Light. 18 8007.20; mixed and butchers, 16.05
7 35: rood heavy, I7 GO&7.45; rough heavy,
Cattle market strong.
Beeves 4 oo5.6 cows and heifers 1 Sftft
4 70, Texas steers S3. 75&4.50, stockers and
feeders 12 804.85.
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed strong.
4 LlKht, 16.8537 20: mixed aud butchers, 6.95
7.37: good heavy, t7.oo37.45; rough heavy.
Cattle market closed strong to a shade
SUeep market closed slow
Estimated receipts Friday: Wheat 40,
corn 75, oats 115, hogs 18.000.
New York Stocks.
New York. April 23 The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
So. Paciac58S, sugar 120'. C. A. com. 31X.
gas 104. Henna. 13C. B. AO. 93. C. B. 1. A
P. com 4.-..C. M. & St. P163. Manhattan 141,
Pacific Mall 3bH. Atchison com . 83 "4. W. U
Tel. Co. 8554. N. Y. Central 13254. L. & N.
118. B.. K. T. 66V, Rdg. com. 544. leather
com. 14, copper 65. Atchison ptd. 9754. U.
9. Steel ptd. 87. U. S. Steel common 3654.
Missouri Pacific 11054. Union Pacific common
92. coal and iron tioH. Erie common 34
Wabash ptd 49. Can Pacific 132. Republic
Steel common ios. Republic Steel ptd ,
M. K. & T. common 36, American Car
Foundry common 40'i: C. & G. W. 2354
LOCAL HABKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions. LIts
Stock. Feed and Fuel
Rock island, April 23. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery t8c, dairy J02lc
Eggs Fresh 12c.
Live poultry Chickens 10c per pound,
hens 9c per pound, ducks 1254c, turkeys 13c,
Vegetables Potatoes, oz to 50c.
Cattle Steers (3.50 to 11.75. cows and
heifers 12.00 to 14.50, calves 14.50 to sa.oo.
Hoes Mixed and butchers (6.25 to (7.25.
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. (4.00 to
0.5U, LamDs per neaa h &o to 7.i o
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn 45l8c; oats, S5c to 36c
Forage Timothy hay. (13 to (14, prairie
(10 to (ti. baled prairie (9, baled timothy (12
Wood Hard, per load (5.oofo5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel I3c&l4c, mine run
13c per Dusnei, siacx, per Dusnei c.
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.
Water Cress '
Parsley. Head Lettuce,
Oyster Plant. Egg Plant,
New Peas. K hi Robi.
Leaf Lettuce. Turnips,
Cauliflower. Wax Beans,
Mushrooms, Carrots, Beets,
Pie Plant, Kndive
Spinacb. Sweet Potatoes
Spanish Onions. Leek.
New Onions Bermuda Onions
Horse Radish Roots
F.atlng and Cooking Apples
Navel Oranges, Bananas.
Strawberries Blood oronges
Poultry end Fish.
1C20 Second Ave. 'Phone 1031.
H. J. TOHEB.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main st
For quality, fit and work
manshipin high-class hand
and at the right prices. We
lead them all no last sea
sons numbers shown in
-T5e New Clothiers:
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. Ye have the finest
and largest, assortment of EASTER
NOVELTIES ever displayed in the
THREE CITIES. Call and see our
immense variety. Give us your trade.
We are sure to please you.
Don't Forget our Pure
and RJch Ice Cream
for your Easter dinner, on your bill
of fare. All flavors, shapes and de
signs. Ml A TM'S
1716-1718 Second Ave.
Old Tlione and New 'Phone.
f Gusta-fson & Hayes,
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue, T
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'sptti3ty Valuable Fbn All 'Metal 'Surtace$
JyJAOH BUILDINGS, MACHINERY. SMOKESTACKS Etc
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DEALERS IX WALL PAPER. PAINTS. OILS AM) P.KLSIIES.
W. B. KILLMEK. Proprietor.
3110 TWENTIETH ST., OLD PHONE 121, NEW 5121.
We must vacate our present quarters May 1, when
we will move our shoe stock to 1705 Second Avenue,
the room formerly occupied by George Schmale. We
want to move as little of this stock as possible, so
have made a deep cut in prices all through the stock.
Note Ca-refvilly Ea.ch Item Below
Odds and ends of ladies' shoes and Youths all solid satin calf shoos. Men's satin calf all solid shoes,
oxfords, formerly 'sold up to $2.50, ies 13 to 2, formerly sold at $1.25. formerly solu at $1.50. Removal
Removal price Removal price price
50c and 75c 98c $1.18
Little gents satin calf shoes,' sizes Roys' all solid satin calf slu.es. Child's tan hand turned shoes,
10 to 13. formerly suld at $1.1S. sizes '2's to 5o, formerly sold at '-"s S's to 11, formerly sold at
Removal price $1.3-. Removal price $I.-I0. Removal price
95c $1.15 75c
Misses line black kid, patent tip, 57 pairs ladies' cloth top hand turn jilwu.u o..iia.
, , , . Child's rubbers 21c
turn dress shoes, formerly sold al shoes, formerly sold at from $2.50
Misses rubbers 2.c
$1.75. Removal price to $3. Removal price Women's rubbers 2ic
Men's rubbers 4'.c
Sizes Uyz to 2. . " f Bixbf fet 011 dresing 5c
C. C. TRENT. Manager.
Opposite Herper House.