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THE AEGU8, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1903
Pabllsned Daily and Weekly at 16Z4 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
the postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. TV. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
1 per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must nave
real name attacked lor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Saturday, August 1, 1903.
It will only be a few days before
Gen. Miles will be in a position to say
just what he thinks, and there is a
guess coming- that he will demons
trafe that his think works are still in
What, has Iowa done to the Illinois
bankers that they want to swap (Jov.
Yates for our Cummins? No greater
calamity could happen to Iowa than
to have Yates saddled upon her. Keo
The New York World sarcastically
remarks that one of the first duties of
the new house will In to provide for
the creation of a committee on south
ern lynchings. to be appointed by
Speaker Joe Cannon, of Danville, III.
Just as an anonymous book ap
peared entitled "The Failure of Lord
Curzon," whose authorship is attribu
ted to Lord Wedderburn, that hus
band of a Chicago girl has had his
term extended ns viceroy of India.
The '"Oh. that mine enemy would
write a book" wish in this
inwtance appears to have had the
unusual beneficial effect upon the
victim. Lord Curron did not seize the
opportunity to criticise the author,
but his friends procured his new term.
The extention is predicated upon the
universal desire of all classes in India
to have the viceroy finish his "irriga
The voting reporter was unfortunate
enough not long ago to interview Sir
William Van Home, head of the Can
adian Pacific railway. It was one of
those especially brilliant young New
York journalists, whose acquaintance
with places, persons and- things out
side :f Manhattan island is generally
a trifle vague. "Did you ever have
anj-thing to do with American rail
roads, Sir William?" he asked. The
veteran looked somewhat surprised,
but he answered gravely: "Oh, yes. I
served on both the Alton and the Illi
nois Central, but that was some time
ago." "Your experience on that far
western line doubtless came in handy
when you went to Canada," suggested
the journalist affably. "Xo no." said
the knight calmly, "you see, when I
was on the Alton I sold books and
when I was on the Illinois Central I
Twenty-one In the Xet so Far.
The disclosures in the postoflice
scandal so far involve in all 21 indict
ed, five new names being added to the
list yesterday, which should serve to
send Postmaster (ieneral Payne on
another vacation. The complete list
of frauds is as follows:
Charles Hedges, superintendent of
city free delivery, Washington; dis
missed from office for falsifying his
diary and loaning his traveling com
mission. George W. Beavers, head of the di
vision of salaries and allowances; re
signed under fire and later indicted by
the federal grand jury in Brooklyn.
Augustus W. Machen, chief of the
free delivery system; indicted for ac
cepting bribes and for conspiracy to
Daniel A. Miller, assistant in the le
gal department of the post office de
partment; arretted for accepting
Thomas W. McGregor, of the free
delivery division; arrested and indict
ed for accepting bribes and for con
spiracy. C. E. Upton, of the free delivery; ar
rested' and indicted for the same of
fense. J. M. Johns, private attorney; ar
rested and indicted for accepting
bribes in connection with fraud order
George E. Lorenz. former postmas
ter at Toledo and friend of Machen;
arrested and indicted! for conspiracy
Martha E. Lorenz, wife of George
E. Lorenz; arrested and indicted on
the same charge. .
Diller II. Groff, Washington mer
chant; arrested and indicted for com
plicity with Machen to defraud.
Samuel A. " Groff. of Washington;
arrested and indicted on the same
Former Representative Edmund II.
Driggs, of Brooklyn; arrested and in
dicted for accepting money from the
Brandt-Dent Automatic Cashier com-P-
George F. Miller; arrested and in
cTietM t having paid nuoney to Ed
mund H. Driggs in the automatic
James T. Metcalf, superintendent of
money order division; summarily re
iwovetl on suspicion of trying to diverjl
a $115,000 contract to the Wyncoop
company, of New York, printers of
money order blanks.
J. X. Tyner, assistant attorney gen
eral for the postoflice department;
mixed up in fraud order, summarily
removed for having advised his wife
to proceed to the department and re
move; therefrom government records.
(J. A. C. Chrisliancy, assistant to
Tyner; suspended without pay pend
ing investigation of charges in con
nection with the Mrs. Tyner case.
John T. Cupper, . mayor of Lock
haven, Pa.; indicted for conspiracy
ami for bribery.
William C. Long, Washington. D. C;
indicted for conspiracy and for brib
ery. William C. Crawford, Washington,
D. C; indicted for presenting false
claim against, government.
Maurice Cnkel, New ork; indicted
for conspiracy to defraud.
Leopold J. Stern. Baltimore; indict
ed for conspiracy.
Such Kings of Servla.
The declaration of a commission of
Russian doctors that the son of Peter
Knrngeorgeviteh, king of Servia by
divine right of murder, is of a degen
erate type, does not seem to disqual
ify him for the throne. Of the mur
dered King Alexander, as he appeared
in Athens as a suitor for the hand of
a Greek princess', a Servian writer in
the Contemporary Review draws the
following unflattering picture:
"Poor, shy Alexander, with his bent
shoulders, his long, curious neck that
advanced horizontally, his head the
shape of a rounded-off cylinder, with
black hair that looked like a skull
cap, but a poorer figure at Athens
"The black eyes, behind large gold
rimmed glasses, never rested- a mo
ment, were near-sighted almost to
blindness, and could not fix them
selves on the face of the person he
sjoke to. He seemed to feel that the
royal family and court, of Athens
would burst out laughing In'fore he
left the room.
"His uniform fitted him badly. It
was covered with gold lace, and just
the thing to wear at an orthodox
grand mass at which all the clergy
are dressed with the.gikit'd magnifi
cence of icons. Another detail: He
had curious hands that snatched tip
nervously tfce knife, fork or spoon,
and when he went around the circle
with the king, fidgeted with his sword
handle. Alexander resembled neither
father nor mother. A French doctor
wouhl have claimed him as a 'im de
genere' and M. Hanotaux as 'fin de
Of course Alexander did not pros
per in his Grecian wooing. But it is
a sat commentary on European "roy
alty" that of such stuff Servian kings
are' made, and they are as good as
some of the other kings and princes
that claim superiority over their bet
ters in the old world.
England t o Try A rain. -
The English people seem determin
ed in their efforts to recapture the
cup which the Americans have held
for so many years. To this end a new
challenger has been sent over and the
races next month will determine
which is the better boat. The best
medicine in the world for curing all
stomach, bowel and kidney disorders
is the famous Hostetter's- Stomach
Bitters. During the summer it will be
found very beneficial as a tonic, also
to keep the bowels regular, without
which you cannot enjoy good health.
Be sure to give it a trial. It will re
store the appetite, purify the blood,
promote sound sleep, and positively
cure flatulency, nausea, headache,
sour stomach, dyspepsia, indigestion
and liver troubles. The genuine is
for sale by all druggists.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office until Monday,
Aug. 3, 1903, at 3 o'clock p. in. for. the
erection of Xo. 2 hose house. Plans
and specifications on file at city
clerk's office. A certified check in
amount of $200 must accompany each
The city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
II. C. SCIIAFFEB, City Clerk.
Kock Island, 111., July 25, 1903.
Taken With Cramps
William Kirmse, a member of the
bridge gang working near Littleport,
was taken suddenly ill Thursday night
with cramps and a kind of cholera.
His case was so severe that he had
to have the members of the crew
wait upon him and Mr. Gifford was
called and consulted. He told them
he had a medicine in the; form of
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea ITemedy that he thought would
help him out, and accordingly several
doses were administered with the re
sult that. the. fellow was able to be
around next day. The incident speaks
quite highly of Mr. Gifford's medi
cines. Elkader (Iowa) Argus.
This remedy never fails. Keep it in
your home; it may save life. For sale
by all druggists.
Beware of substitutes offered y
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's lloney and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cine that have stood the test of
years, and thus jeopardize the lives of
their victims. For sale by all drug-
Croup instantly relieved. Dr..Thom-
ac Joclectric Oil. 1'eriectiy safe.
Nev.er fails. At any drug, store.
c IHobM BpaMunw P1Uott sll klrtney 111. Sam
bN, AoU. fcierUM Kerned Co.Cblco or U. X.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Sunk by a Whale.
In the space of fon months and nt
distances hundreds of miles apart we
of the English ship Castle caught sight
of the famous whale known for some
years as "Fighting Tom" six different
times. We lowered for him on the first
two occasions and put harpoons into
him, and In return he smashed three
bouts and killed five meu. After that
we ran away from hiiu. After the
sixth time we saw him no more for a
year. Then he came for his revenge.
We were in the south Atlantic and
had completed our cargo and set , n
Course for home. About noon one day.
while we were cleaning ship, a whale
suddenly breached right astern of us
and not more than 300 feet away. I
was at the wheel at the time, and we
were going off at a four knot breeze
from the southeast. I heard the whale
as he broke water, and the sight of him
standing on his tail caused me to shout
Half n dozen of the crew Raw him a
he fell back on the water, and It seemed
to all of us ns if he were going to strike
the ship. Ills tall raised three or four
waves which pitched the ship about as
If we were lying to In a gale, and,
though the monster settled away out of
sight at once, we had identified him.
It may seem queer to you to read that
every man altoard. from captain to ap
prentice, was badly frightened as scon
as it was known that our old enemy
had hunted us down, as it were. We
had left him almost four months before
at a point 2,O)0 miles away, and yet he
had overhauled us, as if he bad been a
steamer sent in search and posted as
to our cruising around. Ills breaching
so near was taken as evidence of his
evil intentions, and some argued that
he meant to strike the ship.
It was 5:05, I believe, when the
whale disappeared, but for an hour
after that we continued to speak In
whisjers and tiptoe nlout. I am sat
isfied that not one captain in a hundred
would have done what ours did that
evening. No living man could charge
him with cowardice or superstition, but
when supper was over he called bis
mates and boat steerers Into the cabin
"While I hope we have seen the Inst
of the whale, I think it my duty to
prepare for trouble. Yon will there
fore see the boats overhauled and pro
visioned and ready for hoisting out."
Before 10 o'clock every loat was
ready. The wind had freshened a bit
as the sun went down, and the night
was clear and starlight. The watch
was changed at 10, and everything ran
smoothly till an hour after midnight.
Then the odor of a whale suddenly
saluted the nostrils of the men, and
the- looked to windward to catch sight
of a great black hulk on the water. It
was Fighting Tom again.
A whale cannot remain under water
above fifty minutes nt the extreme
limit, and where this monster had put
In the eight hours we could not guess.
If he had run to windward when he
settled awny at 5 o'clock he had trav
eled such a distance before coming up
again that we hud failed to detect his
spout. We had sailed at least forty
miles since losing sight of him, and
yet he hud somehow picked us up
again. Word was passed around, and
all hands turned up, and from 1 to 3
we were In a state of suspense.
At about 3 the whale began lashing
the water with his flukes. We had
done nothing to arouse him. but he
probably thought It was time to begin
business. As soon as he began his "fltik
ing" we prepared ourselves for a ca
lamity, and it was not long delayed.
When he had churned an acre or so
of the surface to foam he slewed
around and headed for us, but miscal
culated our speed and passed astern,
though clearing the rudder by not more
than five feet.
As he rushed away to leeward,
swinging his head and thrashing the
water, we luffed sharp up until we
were heading due east. Meanwhile I
was watching the whale through the
night glass. I think be ran a full mile
before turniilg. Whether he located
us by sight or sound no man can say,
but as he slewed around I saw that he
would come head on for our stern.
As he started on his mad rush the
ship's head was brought due north
again in hopes to avoid him, but he
changed his course as well and came
down on our port quarters. I believe
every man in the ship had his eyes on
the furious leviathan as he came bear
ing down upon us. His head was car
ried so high it seemed as If a btg rock
was pushing along the surface, and he
left behind him a great wake of foam
and a 6ea which would have swamped
"Hang on! For your lives, hang on!"
shouted the captain as he saw what
was coming, and fifteen seconds later
there was a shock as heavy ns if we
had struck a rock while running be
fore a hurricane.
Every soul aboard knew the ship
was doomed. She was heeled to star
bonrd until almost on her beam ends,
and the Instant she settled back there
was a rush for the boats. No one gave
the whale further attention, but every
effort was put forth to get the loats
into the water as the ship was luffed
into the wind. Her decks were awash
as the last one got away, and that was
four minutes after she was struck.
When we came to look around for
Fighting Tom he had disappeared from
sight, and no whaler ever reported see
ing him after that. It has always been
believed that he received injuries that
caused his death.
We were picked up three days later
by a Scotch whaler, none the worse
in health for our adventure, but the
small fortune which that rich cargo
would have given every man, if safely!
landed, had gone to the bottom of the
Atlantic. M. QUAD, j
He Couldn't Heip It.
"That young man actually had the
audacity to srnile at me."
"You can't really blame him. mam
ma. You've no idea how funny you
look." New York American.
'The Man Behind Ihc But."
New York Times.
The Collar Hello, old man! Y'ou're
looking done up.
The Cuff- Yes, I've had a good many
reverses lately. Chicago American.
Had 'Km Bad
Ki I I II M
i . .y . v. -i;-yr
"I suppose you 'met an old friend
you hadn't seen for years.' as usual."
"N'fall. m'dear. Met 'nol fr'ud I
nev'r met b'fore!"
Percy Deah bey, is it true that you
have discharged your valet?
Harold Ya-as. The doosid scoun
drel was too darned fresh. When I
took him out with me he managed to
mnke people think he was the niastah
ami I was the man. baw Jove!
Nothing; to 'Worry About.
"I'm glad we came here. It's a splen
did place to siend the summer."
"Yes. and now that all the girls are
married we can have n real vacation
for the first time in twenty years."
Kew York American.
Ice Cream Soda aa it
is served by our ex
pert diapenser ia de
licious, cold and
healthful. : : :
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THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
Lovey Maury, by tbe
authoress of Mrs.
Wiggs Monday and
Tuesday nonins at
10 o'clock 15 copies
each d8k.y, 50 cents.
A Sharp 3-Day Sale of
Ladies Wash Suits
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
We place on sale handsome 3.00,
3-75 4-5 an( 5- vvash suits,
made in this season's best styles, of
Your choice of the lot,
There will be 30 each day.
Two lots of ladies' black and
colored silk Parasols, worth
1.25, 1.50 and 1.75; to call
special attention to our Para
sol stock we price these here
this week at 1. 18
Best quality fine English
30-inch Percales in patterns
suitable for waists, dresses
or skirts, usually 12oC per
3rard, this week we say,
Men's . high grade kangaroo calf
shoes, good weight, genuine oak
tanned soles, 3 styles to select from,
lace with plain toe or tip, and con
gress with plain toe, they are very
special values at g f
per pair UU
Ladies' patent colt 6tin ehoes, cat on
the new Vienna vamp pattern, with
tips or plain toes, easy flexible eoles,
new and very dressy summer and
fall styles, not 4.00, but ff
specially priced at vlv
riunyonVs Witch Hazel
From what people say of Mnnyon's
Witch Hazel Soap-it is a boon to all
who have facial blemishes, black
heads and skin eruptions. For
shampooing it is said to be superior
to any article on the-market as it is
guaranteed to cure dandruff and
most scalp diseases. It is free from
all alkalies and animal fata is pure
enough to eat and is said to be
superior to any French soap ever
made. Mothers will find this soap
quickly relieves babies of hives,
prickly heat and other skin erup
tions. Mnnyon's soap is gold CBually at
from 15c to 25o a cake we
will sell 3 gross of it at, cake -JC
Special Prices on Refrigerators
Two many Refrigerators weather has been too cool ; now come the cut prices.
Small family size, good hardwood Refriger
ators, worth 7.50, while Oil
they last U.UU
Larger ones, same style, fi CA
worth 8. 05 U.UU
National Refrigerator, like cut,
were cheap at 10.0S, for this sale
National Refrigerators, the
12. 1)5 size, in this sale for
14. Vis, this
week if they
Ar:l o; h.-r t-izjs in
proportion. It is
n chancj to get
hu:li chiss Refrig
erators at 1- s than
tIim cost of much
WRITER'S THOUGHT CRAMP
Tlie AVny (he Mood of Innpired Ideal
Kl. and I'low.
If the fiction writer lias Lis delicious
moments, w h'ii he tastes the joys
which come with the excitement of
creative composition and these he un
doubtedly has also he knows distress
ing periods of mental apathy.
He has been working awny at top
speed, full of jjhidncss in that subtle
fabric which his pen weaves in the
warp and woof of paper and ink. His
head is packed with inspired ideas, like
n gift box from the gods. His hopes
ride high. His ambitions scrape the
Then something happens. It Is not a
snap, a break, a crash nothing so tan
gible. It is just u ceasing. Abruptly,
unexpectedly, nil his line thoughts van
ish. No longer is life a country of
majestic, white robed heights and al
luring purple toned valleys. All is
tlat and gray and bleak.
Just nlout now, if the writer only
knew it, is a most excellent time to go
At last, baffled, discouraged, heart
sick, he sits with his head in his bauds,
contemplating with foolish self pity
the melancholy siectacle of himself.
IUit. like drought and flood, war ami
pestilence and all other ills great and
small, it passes. And he knows not
how or when it goes. Days after he
wakes up to find himself, pen in hand,
hard at work again. Of its own ac
cord apparently the machine has set
itself in motion. Sewell Fcrd in The
Siirrd Ann DorkinR.
A colonial shrew who was threatened
with the flucking stool was once saved
by this plea:
"You wish to duck Ann Willott to
cure her!' her defender declared. "Now
if she be not cuml where is the gain in
ducking her? And if she be cured all
the women who now keep a guard over
their tongues through distaste to be
likened to such a known, notorious and
contemptible scold as Ann will do so
no 'longer; but although it is not like
any should become such as she, yet all
will scold a little more than now they
do, the check of her example being re
moved. Now. It is better that Ann. be
ing a single woman without family to
afflict, should go unpunished and uu
ducked, but despised by all. and wag
her tongue as she will, standing there
in for the whole town, than that she
should be silenced and the tongues of
other women run more free."
This argument seems to have pre
vailed, for Ann Willot was never
ducked. Youth's Companion.
Quick Kellef for Asthma Sufferers.!
Foley's Honey and Tar affords im
mediate relief to asthma sufferers in
the worst stages and if taken in time
will effect u cure. All druggists.
GREAT VALUES IN
In order to mxke room for our
fa.ll stock of clothing 'which.
will be coming in soon, we have
decided to close ovit aJl our
light weight ....
Oct grea-tly redviced prices. All
T5he New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue. J
A Sexsora.ble Story.
Our matchless soda water, with the
addition of pure fruit llavrs and the
best, ice cream in the city, is sure to
prove more attractive to you than
We Use Filtered Walter.
$10 reward to anyone that finds
artificial ilaois in our soda syrups.
Try. Lime .luiee and Kola for a
HAR.TZ (El ULLEMEYER
PKESCni PTIOX- DRUGGISTS,
Cor. Third Ave. and I'Oth St.
IF YOU WANT YOUR UMBRELLA
Hepaired or recovered, stopcat 1022 Second avenue. I make a specialty of
this kind of work; also reseat chairs and repair all kinds of furniture. J.J.
Baker, telephone 5004, care of Ament's second hand store.