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THB AKGrTJS, TUESDAY, JOKE 30, 1903.
Pablisoed Daily and Weekly at 1624 Sec
ond avenue, Kock Island, 111. Entered at
toe postofflce as second-class matter.
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such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Kock Island county.
Tuesday, June 30.
The dynamite cracker anil the toy
pistol ought at least to be on the
black-list. They are responsible for
most of the fatalities of the Fourth.
Wonder if New York democrats can
unite on a favorite son when they
have David 1?. Hill. Alton li. Parker
and' Kdward M. Shepard on the list?
King Peter is going1 to make a tour
of the Servian provinces, thereby giv
ing evidence of the fact that he is not
afraid of his neck if he is of his job.
A Georgia solon who is the father
of 11 children proposes to discour
age the divorce industrj- in that state
by charging $23 for tiling of petition
and $10O for the decree. His idea
seems to be that the defendant would
resist the suit unless he considered
the divorce cheap at $125, plus what
alimonv the court might allow the
Sixty-two years ago a man named
Jones moved from Kentucky to Dale
county,. Missouri, taking with him his
family of 10 children. At a reunion
recently held at Everton 1,019 of his
descendants were present and there
are a few who were unable to attend.
Almost all his descendants have mar
ried and settled in the sa4ne neigh
borhood in southern'Missonri.
Senator Hanna, in an address at the
Salvation Army barracks at Cleve
land, said that he would join that or
ganization if he had time to preach.
It is a safe proposition that when the
senator becomes a Salvationist there
will be some means for raising the
wind other than selling the War Cry
or holding the drum for 30 minutes
while the people .rhYW
Maine is having a new experience
under prohibition. Possession of an
Internal revenue stamp is prima facie
evidence that the owner is engaged in
selling liquor, and the supreme court
having announced last February that
all persons hereafter convicted of
selling liquor illegally would be sent
to jail, the druggists of liangor have
decided not to renew the internal
revenue stamps expiring June 30
Many saloonkeepers have also decided
to retire. Those who renew their li
censes from the government will be
subject to prosecution under the state
law. Those who do not will be pur
sued by the internal revenue officers
So there you are.
The Postal Scandals.
There is strong reason to believe
that the next congress will have to
concern itself about the corruption
in the postal department at Washing
ton. The sensational disclosures made
have resulted in a swelling demand
to "turn the rascals out." All the
large divisions of the department are
now without heads, the resignations
and removals embracing all the fol
George W. Beavers, of the salaries
and allowance division, resigned un-
de fire. .
A. W." Machen, of .the free delivery
system, was removed and indicted for
accepting bribes. . ".
G. A. C. Christiancy, of the same
office, is on indefinite leave of absence
George E. Lorenz, postmaster at
Toledo, indicted as a partner of A. W.
Machen in the contract frauds.
Diller 15. Groff, indicted as one of
n contracting firm who did fraudu
lent business with Machen.
James T, Metcalf, superintendent of
money order system, removed bv
James-X. Tyner, of the legal depart
ment, was summarily removed.
D. V. Miller, assistant in the office
of Tyner, was removed, charged with
McGregor and Upton, chief clerks
in Machen's office, have been indicted
for defrauding the government.
Mrs. Ixirenz, wife of the Toledo
postmaster, indicted as the go-between
between Machen, her husband
Samuel A. Groff, another of the con
tracting firm, indicted for collusion
against the government with Machen.
Charles Hedges, superintendent of
city delivery service of the postoffice
deportment, charged with soliciting
stock ir a gold mining company, from
postmasters, and giving it gratis to
secretaries of . representatives to con
gress. Demand is now made that the post
master general be removed. He is not
in accord with the assistants and as
between him and them the public pre
fers to believe the latter, as? they are
to be thanked for publicity in the af
fairs of the department. They refus
ed to be a party to the hushing pro
cess and disobeyed the injunctions of
their chief to keep the facts from the
A Sorry Twenty Days1 Record.
Jn the history of this country no
previous tweirty -days, the Xew York
World believes, afford a parallel to
those between May 26 and June 15
for combined destruction of life and
Beginning with the tornado at St.
Elmo, Mo., May 26, in which twenty
persons were killed, the list confines
May 29 to June C, Kansas River
floods; 80 killed.
June 1, Gainesville, ((la.,) tornado;
June 0, Glendale, S. C, cloudburst;
June 7 to 13, St. Louis flood; HO
June 14, Ileppner, (Ore.) cloud
burst; 300 killed.
The total value of the property lost
in the above named disasters is estimated-
at $27,500,000, and $3,000,000
more is computed to have been lost
in the forest fires that raged from
June 3 to 7 in Xew York. New Jersey,
Xew England and Pennsylvania. This
makes a grand total of 568 lives and
$30,500,000 worth of property wiped
out by the flood and tire in those 20
days of destruction.
Perception of Man From Mars.
Governor Pennypacker of Pennsylva
nia in his statement to the public giv
ing his reasons for signing the bill to
muzzle the presg says, "Were a stran
ger from Mars by some accident to read
ur daily press he would conclude that
Kie world is inhabited by criminals and
governed by scoundrels." That aptly
describes the general opinion of Repub
lican ring rule In that suffering com
monwealth, and the picture has been
photographed on the minds of the peo
ple by the newspapers that the Quay
tool would suppress. The Quay ring of
scoundrels will find they have attempt
ed an Impossible feat. No legal enact
ment can control the press, though for
a time by rascality they may have po
"RKrct to Ileport."
Postmaster General Payne "regrets
to report" that one of the assistant at
torneys of his department has been ar
rested for boodling. It is also sad to
relate that the prisoner charged with
the crime Is a good Republican and
was vouched for by Senator Fairbanks.
Fresh testimony in great qnantity
is constantly coming in, declaring Dr.
King's New Dis-overy for Consump
tion, coughs and colds to be unequal
ed. A recent expression from T. J.
McFarland, Bentorville, Va., serves as
example. lie writes: "I had bron
chitis for three years and doctored all
the time without being benefited.
Then I began taking Dr. King's New
Discovery, and a few bottles wholly
cured me." Equally effective In cur
ing all lung and throat troubles, con
sumption, pneumonia and grip. Guar
anteed by Hartz & Ullemeyer, drug
gists. Trial bottles free;- regular
sizes, 50 cents and $1.
Ladles and Children Invited.
All ladies and children who cannot
stand the shocking strain of laxative
syrups, cathartics, etc., are invited to
try the famous Little Early Risers.
They are different from all other
pills. They do not purge the system.
Even a double dose will not gripe,
weaken or sicken; many people call
them the Easy Pill. W. II. Howell,
Houston, Texas, says nothing better
can be used for : constipation, sick
headache, etc. Bob Moore, Lafayette,
Ind., says all others gripe and sicken,
while DeWitt's Little Early: Risers do
their work well and easy.
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Riess drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Chronic Rheumatism Cared
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind., says: "For several months iafter
spraining my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally
tried Detchon's Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism, and in four days could walk
without my cane; two bottles cured
me sound and well. I take great
pleasure in recommending the Mystic
Cure to all who are afflicted with
rheumatism." Sold by Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second avenue, Rock Island;
Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
Ten Tears In Bed.
R. A. Gray, J P., Oakville, Ind.,
writes: "For 10 years I was confined
to my bed with disease of my kid
meys. It was so severe that I could
not move part of the time. I consult
ed the very best medical skill availa
ble, but could get no relief until Fo
ley's Kidney Cure was recommended
to me. It has been a God-send to
me." All druggists.
Chronic bronchial troubles and sum
mer coughs can be quickly relieved
and cured by Foley's Honey and Tar.
Educate Your Bowels.
Your bowels can be trained as well
as your muscles or your brain. Cas
carets Candy Cathartic train your
bowels to do right. Genuine tablets
stamped C. C. C. Never sold in
bulk. All druggists, ioc.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Story of a Valet.
I had been with Sir Edward a mat
ter of five years and had got to know
his whims and conceits to perfection
when he made a break one day that
took my breath away.
It Was Just after Lady Kildare had
spent two hours at the manor and held
a private conversation with him'. I
took it that she had come to solicit a
subscription of some sort and had no
curiosity about it. Lady Kildare. was
a widow of fifty who still went much
Into society, and she was reputed to be
a great schemer. V
When she had driven away, my, mas
ter called me in. He was walking up
and down the room with the gait of an
old man, and yet I saw at a glance
that he was seeking to get the stoop
out of Ida shoulders and the stiffness
out of his knees.
"Tench," he said, "I'm going a-court-lng.
Yes, I am. Lady Kildare Is golns
to put me alongside of a handsome lit
tle girl who may fall in love with and
be willing to wed a sad old dog like
me, and If things turn out right you'll
see a mistress at Brookhaveu ' within
six months. Sad old dog! That's good,
eh. Tench? What do you think of the
"It's not for mo to presume to say,
sir," I replied, realizing in a moment
that his mind was fully made up.
"I'm to go to the Cedars next week
to meet the young lady, and of course
you will go with me. You must do o
little extra rubbing to get me, ready,
and you'll look after me when there.
If you are asked about my age by any
of the servants you'll stick to fifty-five,
and you'll say I am as spry as any
man of thirty."
I never came to understand ail the
ins and outs of the affair, but I learned
enough to satisfy me that It was a
put up Job on the part of Lady Kildare
to marry off a penniless niece of hers.
It went through with 'a rush. The
girl was fair looking and played her
cards well. She wanted the old man's
name and money even if she had to
take him with them. On his part, he
fell In love with her at first sight, and
before a fortnight had passed their en
gagement was announced.
There were .a dozen others in the
party at the Cedars, and almost from
the first I learned from the butler that
Captain Carew, who was one of 'the
party, had paid Miss Montague marked
attentions and that there would have
been a match except for his poverty.
On two or three occasions during our
stay without in any manner playing
the spy I caught on to several little
things to convince me that the love af
fair was not dead and would not end
with the girl's marriage.
Well, the wedding took place in two
months, and after a trip lasting two
weeks Sir Edward and his bride re
turned. She didn't like me, and I
didn't like her, but I stayed on. Of
course the old regime was upset and
a new one instituted, and it seemed to
the old servants as if we were stand
ing on our heads half the time.
After six weeks, in spite of all my
efforts and the cordials of the doctor,
Sir Edward could hardly hobble about
and looked to be eighty. Thre were
days at a time when he could not leave
his room, and the young wife treated
him with ill concealed contempt.
In six months Captain Carew called
only three times, and I had begun to
believe the old love affair dead when
the gardener informed me that Lady
Edward and the captain had met more
than once of an evening In a certain
I dared say nothing to master, at
least until I had seen with my own
eyes, and one evening I posted myself
where I could either corroborate or dis
prove the gardener's assertions. In
my own mind I believed him mistaken.
The young wife might despise her old
wreck of a husband, but I did not be
lieve she would trifle with his honor
On this night Sir Edward had gone
to bed early after a feeble day, and he
appeared to be sleeping as I stole away.
It was a fairly bright night in mid
summer, and I walked across the
grounds to find a man and a woman,
he with his arm around her, slowly
walking up and down one of the paths.
As they approached me I hid behind a
bush, and they passed within ten feet
of me. It was the captain and Lady
Edward, and they were talking of love.
They walked on for perhaps twenty
rods and then turned to come back,
and as they did so I felt a hand on my
arm, and a voice said in, my ear: .
"Not a word or a move, Tench. I
have long suspected this, and I am
here now to make sure." ,
It was Sir Edward. I wouldn't have
thought it possible for him to dress
himself and walk the distance. I be
gan to protest, but he cut me short
"Not a word. I say, and don't move
We stood there like two men of stone.
Sir Edward was rigidly upright and
firm on his legs, and I believe heard
the beating of his heart as the lovers
slowly came forward. When they were
exactly opposite he stepped out and
fired at Captain Carew point, blank,
and before I could raise a bond he
turned the pistol on himself and sent
a bullet into his head. The bullet in
tended for .the captain missed him by
a hair's breadth, though he staggered
and fell, and Lady Kildare went down
in a dead faint.
At the coroner's inquest, next day
they called it temporary aberration of
mind and suicide, and a year later the
widow married Captain Carew, I could
have created a sensation and a scan
dal, but I said not a word. I .should
have been 1,000 richer had I accepted
the gift of Captain Carew sent me on
his marriage day, but I returned It
. M. QUAD.
AIDS TO, HAPPINESS. k
The Time XVbrn Help, KindncM and
Sympathy Count Mont.
It Is during the formative period, the
time when a man is seeking to get n
foothold,, that help counts for most,
when even the slightest aid is great.
A few books lent to Andrew Carnegie
when he was beginning his career
were to him an Inspiration. lie has
nobly repaid the loan; made posterity
Ms debtor a millioufold by his benefi
cence in sprinkling libraries over, the"
whole country. Help the saplings, the
young growing trees of vigor; tho
mighty oaks have no need of your aid.
The heartening .words should come
when nettled, not when they seem only
liypocritle protestations or dextrous
preparations for future fayors, Co-
klumbus, surrounded by" his mutinous
crew, threatening "to kill him, alone
mid the crowd, had no one to stand
by him, but lie ncared land, and riches
opened before them. Then they fell at
his feet, proclaimed him almost a god
and said he. truly watj inspired from
heaven. Success transfigured him; a
long line of .pebbly: beach and a few
trees made him divine. A little pa
tience along the way, a little closer
Companionship,' a little brotherly love
In his hours of watching, waiting, and
hoping, would have been great balm to
It is in childhood that pleasures
count most, when the slightest invest
ment of kindness brings largest re
turns. Let us give the children sun
light, love, companionship, sympathy
with their little troubles and worries
that seem to. them so great, genuine
Interest In their growing hopes, their
vague, unproportioned dreams and
yearnings. Let us put ourselves Into
their places, view the world through
their eyes so that we may gently cor
rect the errors of their perspective by
our greater wisdom. Such trifles will
make them genuinely happy, happier
by far than thing- a thousand times
greater that come too late. From "The
rower of Truth," by William George
Jordan, Published by Brentano's.
. . . Kame.
"Why don't you try to write your
name on the scroll of fame?"
"My f ciend," said Senator Sorghum
very earnestly, "I have never yet seen
anybody, tearing leaflets out of the
scroll of fame nnd getting them cashed
at the bank." Washington Star.
Ills Habitant Reticence.
Reporter (in vestibnle) Is It true that
Mr. Gotrox has Just died?
Butler (cautiously) It Is. but be has
nothing to say for publication. Fuck.
Dander in e
GREW THIS HAIR.
:f ' " IP
MISS MARMARA HENRY,
408 E. Superior St., Chicago.
Scalp Itching a if on fire? Hair slipping si If
gralded? Did you ever know of s case resiiltinR
differently without treatment? Tlie scalp Is dis
eased or these things would not happen. l):m
derine corrects Hud cures all hair and scalp
affections just as quickly as a Rood liniment
relieves and benefits bruises, sprains. etc. It Is
prepared for that purpose, and Is the result of
many years of careful study and research. It
never falls. Its action Is reasonably quick, and
absolutely permanent. NOW at all druggists,
25c, 50c sad $1 .00 Per bottle.
KNOWLTON DANDERINK COChicag.
THE HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY,
THAT CLUSTERS AROUND
Ditroy tht came, you remove
eradicates the germ, promotes the ,
growth of the hair. For sale by all
oru&isU. Price $1.00.
For sale by T. H. Thomas, druggist
rVBlIs"TPt TOBACCO SPIT
UUi I and SMOKE
CBa oe cnTea r any form of tobacco uning
easily, be made well, strong, mafcortie, full of
new life It nn vtovtr Rt t v ; a-. v
that makes weak men strong. Many Raio
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IWinil l' 1 1 " " S83T
Something for Mothers
to Think About.
Lives of Suffering and
And Happiness and Prosperity
CuticuraSoap.Ointment and Pills
' When Ail Else Fails.
Every child bora into the world with
an inherited or early developed ten
dency to distressing, disfiguring lm
tnours of the skin, scalp and blood, be
comes an object of the most tender so
licitude, not only because of its suffer
ing, but because of the dreadful fear
that the disfiguration Is to be lifelong
and mar its future happiness and pros
perity. Hence it becomes the duty of
mothers of such afflicted children to ac
quaint themselves with the best, the
purest and most effective treatment
available, viz.. The Cuticura Treatment.
Warm baths with Cuticura Soap to
cleanse the skin and scalp of crusts and
scales, gentle applications of Cuticura
Ointment, to allay itching, Irritation
and inflammation, and soothe and heal,
and mild doses of Cuticura Resolvent
Pills, to cool the blood in the severer
cases, are all that can be desired for the
alleviation of the suffering of skin tor
tured infants and children, and the com
fort of worn-out parents.
Millions of women use Cuticura Soap,
assisted by Cuticura Ointment, for pre
serving, purifying and beautifying the
skin, for cleansing the scalp of crusts,
scales and dandruff, and the stopping
of falling hair, for softening, whitening
and soothing red, rou?li and sore hand,
for baby rashes, itchings and dialings,
iu tho form of washes for iinnoying
irritations and inflammations, and for
mauy sanative, antiseptic purposes
which readily suggest themselves.
(rius $2.00 to)
And lleturn via
Big Four Route
Account of annual meeting
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Tickets to lioston. Mass., and re
turn will be on ale July -, 3, 4 and 5,
Uo;?. inclusive, from all "Big Four"
points, and points on Cincinnal W Nor
thern 11. K., and 1). & V. 11. 1L, (a!so
n July 1, from Cincinnati, Chicago,
Peoria, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and
all points intermediate.) at rate of
of one fare plus $2.00 for the round
Tickets will he good going on date
of sale, and good for return leaving
Boston not earlier than Ju'y S, 1003.
nor later than July 12, 1003, and only
when executed by Joint Afjent for
which a fee of 25 cents will be charg
ed. F.y depositing ticket with Joint
Agent at lloston not earlier than July
7, nor later than July 11, rnd on pay
ing a fee of 50 cents at time of do
posit, an extension of return linnt to
leave Jloston to and includirg but not
later than Sept. 1, 10C3, iruy be ob
tained. Tickets going via one direct route,
returning via another direct route, at
somewhat higher rates.
LAKE Till PS Betw een Cleveland
and .Buffalo in either direction, at no
NIAGARA FALLS Stop-over ten
days without extra charge.
HUDSON lllVEll TBI P All tickets
"Big Four" issue reading via New
York Central and Hudson lliver II. II.,
between Albany and New York, or via
West Shore 11. 11., between Albany
and New York, will be honored by
Hudson lliver Day Line Steamers, or
Peoples' Night Line Steamers, without
extra charge, application being made
on castbound trip to conductor be
fore arrival at Albany, and for west
bound trip to agent at Steamer dock.
STOP-OYER AT NEW YORK Stop
over, may be obtained at New York
on return trip on tickets reading via
New York, provided tickets have been
validated by Joint Ajjent at Boston,
and are deposited with Joint Agent at
New York immediately upon arrival
and payment of fee of $1.00. In no
case shall stop-over at New York ex
tend beyond Sept. 1.
' .For full information and particulars
as to rates, tickets, limits, etc., call
on agents "Big Four Route," or ad
dress the undersigned.
WARREN J. LYNCH,
Gen'l Pass. & Ticket Agt.
Asst. G. P. & T. Agt.
ALLEN M. NYE. T. P. A Peoria, HI.
Habits. Purely vegetable treatments
has cured thousands; has Injured none.
Incorporated under the laws of 1111
Is. Established over twelve years.
WILLOW DARK CO...
OUR CitOT HHNG
Is the kind , that fits,
wears and; holds its
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OUTING SUITS -
With padded should
ers. Best fitting Out
ing Suits in the city.
T'RICES FHOM 5 TO 15
Ue New Clothiers
Gustafson & Hayes,
The New Clothing Store
JFrer Jir Club
AND BUY SOME PORCH OR
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ARABIAN Porch Furniture-well made and
cheap $2.25 and tip.
CREX GRASS Porch furniture-very new
and refined styles up from 3.75.
LAWN AND PORCH' SETTEES all sizes and
colors up from 1.4-8.
HAMMOCKS great variety up from 98 ct.
Drake Furniture H Carpet
' Fourth and "Brady Sis,
OlTipany, Va-ctenport, A Iota a
H. E. CA STEEL,
Central Trust and Swings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. lOO.OOO. ' Four Per Cent Interest PId on Deposit
Estates and property of all kinds are managed bj this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of insolvent estates. General financial
gent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
$ BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under tlie State Law. 4 Per Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buf ord, 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.
: 1714 Second Avenue.
HII I 1 1 t
L. "D. MUDGE,
1L D. SIMMON,
K. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. T. Hull, L. Simon,
K. W. Hurst, J. M. Buf ord,
Solicitors- Jackson and Hurst.