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THE AISGrUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1903.
Pabtlsned Dally and Weekly at 1684 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at
tne postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. 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 attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every tovra
anlp In Rock Island county.
Monday, August 10, 1903.
Since the national administration
has agreed to let Perry Heath off on
account of his being secretary of the
republican national committee, there
is reason to believe that- opposition
to the nomination of President lloose
velt is entirely dissipated.
Had Gladstone. Louis XIV., Ilis
marck ami Wilhelni I. being; retired at
64 as Gen. Miles was Saturday, the
map of Europe might present a de
cidedly different aspect. Men who are
not too old to make history are not
old enough to be shelved.
In spite of the fact that the ad
ministration has given out the word
"imini," there are revelations of fraud
in the postal department, the treas
ury department, the agricultural de
partment and the war department.
And these exposures confirm the be
lief that the whole government ser
vice is permeated by fraud and ras
Though Gen. Lew Wallace's hair
and beard are now snow white, he
still walks erectly and talks as enter
tainingly as ever. The venerable In
diana author declares that he never
felt better in his life and never suf
fers from ache or pain. He utterly
refuses to talk politics, raying- that
the opinions of one who is out of pub
lic life completely can be of no value
to newspaper readers.
Lord Kelvin, the eminent English
scientist, has entered his M)th vear
with improved vigor of mind and
body. He has received many honor
ary degrees, the latest of which is
doctor of science of London univer
sity. When the scientist, was receiv
ing1 this decree he was described as a
"greater philosopher than Democri-tns.-and
one in whom are united the
qualities of Archimedes and Aris
totle." An exchange remarks that "many a
woman par.ules up the church aisle in
a new and stylish hat and gown fol
lowed bv her husband in a thread
bare coat and last year's hat." And
the Newton Press adds: "Yes. and
many a man parades down the street
with his tank full of beer and a cigar
between his teeth, whose wife hasn't
had a hat or coat in 'steen years, and
who daily works over the washtub to
gain a livelihood for herself and chil
Kev. Edward A. Fredenhagen, of To
peka, Kan., is conducting an interest
ing work on behalf of prisoners in
several western, strifes. He has or
ganized a society, with local organiza
tions in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado
an-J Oklahoma, whose object are the
prevention of crime, reform in crim
inal law and prison management.
evangelistic work in prisons, and the
assistance of discharged prisoners by
securing work for them. The Society
of the Friendless, as it is called, has
been of substantial service to hun
dreds of prisoners, besides contribut
ing materially to the introduction of
Keveral important forms in criminal
The Boston Transcript says the ex
plosion at Lowell was both heard and
sensed at points 40 miles distant
At Braintree it was thought for an in
stant there had been a dynamite ex
plosion in the Quiney" granite quar
ries, ho strong was the shock. Sound
travels far and fast, and the exper
ence should teach us not to be too
readily skeptical of stories of the
noise of great battles disturbing coun
tries far removed from the scene of
hostilities. A I'ostonian born in Ba
den. Germany, declares that as he was
on the topmost tower of Strasbnrg
cathedral July 3, 1866, he heard the
rumble and roar of the ba.ttJe of Sad
owa. then in progress in distant Bo
hemia. It was so softened that it was
like far off thunder.
Gen. Miles' Retirement.
(Jen. Nelson A. Miles, who was re
tired from the command of the army
of the United States Saturday with
out ceremony, will have no perma
nent successor as commander of the
army. Under the law passed by the
last congress, the president, the con
stitutional commander-in-chief, will
be assisted by a general staff, whose
head will have large powers, but there
wl.l be no lieutenant-general com
(en. Miles has had a distinguished
military career. He worked himself
up by sheer merit from a clerkship
in a Boston store to the command of
the American army. He entered mili
tary life at the beginning of the civil
yrar ' as a lieutenant of volunteers,
fought his way from -one grade to
another until he reached the command
of a brigade, incurring- wounds three
times in the process; theji he descend
ed from the rank of major-general of
volunteers to tha,t of colonel of regu
lars and worked up ngiin through
the regular service until a reluctant,
president was compelled to give him
the commission of a lieutenant-gener
al. No more successful Indian tight
er ever brought relief to the harried
settlements of the frontier, and his
conquest of Porto Bico was one of
the neatest achievements of the
On the battlefield or on parade on
foot or on horseback, Gen. Miles was
always the very type of a fighting
man and the popular ideal of a sol
dier, lie retires from active service
with the respect and admiration of
his fellow citizens, and with their
best wishes for a long and comfort
Honesty in Government a Political
Boodle has turned up in Wisconsin
as the political issue.
Gov. La Follette, who is seeking re-
nomination for the third time, is bit
terly opposed by the corporation ele
ment. He declares that the attempt
to enact legislation to tax railroads
and other progressive measures was
defeated by the railroad lobby tin
"That niorey was used no one who
watched the session can doubt," say
the governor. "That money was of
fered and refused is susceptible of
The movement begun in St. Louis
eighteen months ago promises to
sweep the country, says the Post
Dispatch. The issue of honesty in gov
ernment is not made by anv man or
party casting about hopelessly for a
"Morgan" good enough for their cam
paign. It is a birth of the time and the
politicians will have to face it.
Bow Carne;Ie Catches Sucker.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie Is a sort of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde man on the
tariff question. Iu this country he 13
a high protectionist and Las probably
made over $300,000,000 out of tariff
duties on Iron and steel. In fact, be
probably has more tariff protlts in his
breeches or banks than any other man.
lie has shown his appreciation of our
tariff generosity by giving nearly
$100,000,000 of his protected profits
back to us in library buildings, etc., or
perhaps the amount returned is a "con
science fund" instead of a "thank you."
But, strange to say, Mr. Carnegie,
who also resides in England, is op
posed to protection for that country.
He Is solemnly warning England
against the dangers of protection.
Just what Mr. Carnegie has in mind
is hard to say. In fact. It is difficult
to follow the meanderings of a pro
tectionist's ideas, or rather assertions,
for It is by no moans certain that they
always speak their minds. Possibly If
Mr. Carnegie would disclose all that
is back of his assertions he would say
"I am a protectionist In America be
cause my steel works are there that
is, the steel mills which I built and
which, though sold, may return to me
any year because of the mortgage I
hold on them. Protection In America
adds about $73,000,000 a year to the
profits of these steel mills because It
enables them to sell at much higher
prices in America than in foreign coun
tries. I am a free trader in the other
countries because I want to keep as
many foreign markets as possible open
to the products of my steel mills."
End of Hitter Fight.
"Two physicians had a long and
stubborn light with an abscess on my
right lung," writes .1. F. Hughes, of
DuPont, Ga., "and gave me up. Ev
erybody thought my time had come.
As a last resort I tried Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption. The
benefit I received was striking and I
was on my feet in a few days. Now
I've entirely regained my health." It
conquers all coughs, colds and throat
and lung troubles. Guaranteed by
Hartz ' Ullemeyer's drug store. Price
SO cents and $1. Trial bottles free.
Save the Children.
Ninety-nine out of every 100 dis
eases that, children have are due to
disorders of the stomach, and these
disorders are all caused by indiges
tion. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is just
as good for children as it i for adults.
Children thrive on it. It keeps their
little stomachs sweet and encourages
their growth and development. Mrs.
Henry Carter, 705 Central street,
Nashville, Tenn., says: "My little boy
is now 3 years old and has been suf
fering from indigestion ever since he
was born. I have had the best doc
tors in Nashville, but failed to do him
any good. After using one bottle of
Kodol he is a well baby. I recommend
it to all sufferers." Kodol digests
what you eat and makes the stomach
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Beiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twent3'-seventh street.
Chronic Rheumatism Cared
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind., says: "For several months after
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
How an Tear Kidneys
Dr. Hot Bparafus Pnucnre all k'5neT Ills.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Her Private Box.
Norman Lester was of a Jealous dis
position. His wife was above reproach.
but when a man begins to fret over a
possible misfortune, it first becomes a
probable and eventually an actual one.
lister, when he built his new house,
which at the time contained every mod
ern improvement, left an opening be
tween the closet of a room occupied for
his study and one for his wife's recep
tion room, the space being closed by a
thin pauel in the closet and one In the
room. When one of the panels was re
moved any conversation in the adjoin
ing room could bo readily heard. A
pin hole also enabled one to look from
the closet to the reception room. Both
closet and reception room were paneled
alike, so that the device would not bo
One evening a gentleman was an
nounced whoso acquaintance Mrs. Les
ter had recently made, but who was
unknown to her husband. She begged
Mr. Lester to come into her reception
room and make the man's acquaintance.
Lester declared that he had some writ
ing to do and would remain iu his
study. But no sooner were the couple
comfortably seated than he touched
the 6prlng removing the panel. It flew
back with a jerk. Lester put his eye
to the peephole and saw his wife and
her visitor chatting on commonplace
subjects and apparently unsuspicious
that they were watched. Lester wish
ed only to try his eavesdropping ap
paratus and soon replaced the panel.
taking care that It should not fly back
noisily. Everything was now ready for
a spying upon Mrs. Lester and Eugene
Powell, a man whom Lester suspected
as soon as he should make another call.
One evening he was sitting in his
study, his wife lelng with him, when
Powell's card was brought in. Mrs.
Ijester went into the reception room.
lister remained In the study. No soon-
er were the couple seated than he went
to his closet and slid back the panel.
Powell and Mrs. Jester were chatting
on familiar subjects. Lester watched
them for a time, then closed the panel.
convinced that his suspicions had been
A few evenings later Mrs. Kate
Strong, a widow, an Intimate friend of
Mrs. Lester, called to spend the evening
with the Lesters. Mrs. Lester com
plained of a headache and begged her
husband to go down and entertain the
guest for awhile until she felt better,
when she would go down herself.
The two chatted for awhile on ordi
nary topics. Then Mrs. Strong took up
a book of foreign photographs to look
them over. She was sitting on a sofa,
and Lester went and sat beside her.
They turned over a large number of
pictures, discussing their different fea
tures, Lester, who had collected them,
making brief remarks on the subject of
"This," he said, "Is St. Taul's cathe
dral In London. It was built by Sir
Christopher Wren. This is the Tower
of Londou, and here you see Tower hill.
where so many political magnates were
executed. That one Is the Place de la
Concorde, in Parts, also once used as a
place of execution. During the reij;n
of terror the guillotine was set tip
there, and blood flowed from It like
water. The Arc de Triomphe was built
by Napoleon I. to commemorate his
victories. The battle field of Waterloo
you remember the superb description
Byron wrote of ii'i"
"No. Can't you give itV"
lister was proud of his eloctition and
repeated a dozen or more stanzas from
"Childe Harold," in which the descrip
tion is given beginning
There was a sound of revelry by night
when Belgium's capital had gathered
Her beauty and her chivalry and bright
the lamps shone o'er fair women and
He had barely finished when a serv
ant entered with word from Mrs. Les
ter to Mrs. Strong asking to be" ex
cused, as she had a violent headache
and must go to bed, but hoping that
Mrs. Strong would make herself at
home aud that Mr. Lester would suc
ceed in entertaining her. Mrs. Strong,
however, now it was understood that
Mrs. Lester would not appear, took
her leave, thanking Mr. Lester for the
entertaining hour he had afforded her.
Lester went up to his wife's room.
He found her in dressing gown
preparatory to going to bed. He con
doled with her upon her headache,
though he saw no evidence of any in
disposition. Indeed she was standing
before a mirror fixing her hair for the
night and looked very well.
"Norman," she said, "why don't you
get up some lectures with stereopticon
views? You would be a great suc
cess." "Do you think so?' he asked, greatly
"Yes. You could tell about the pic
tures beautifully. 'This is St. Paul's,
built by Sir Christopher Wren. This is
the Tower of London, and here you see
Tower hill, where so many political
magnates were executed. That one is
"For heaven's sake!" exclaimed the
astonished husband. The wife pro
"Ther was a sound of revelry by night
when Belgium's capital had gathered
Her beauty and her chivalry and bright"
'.'Where In the world did you"
"I had a private box in your closet.
I have discovered your secret panels."
Mrs. Lester was a sensible woman
and did not press her husband too
hard that Is, she didn't quite drive
him insane by her future references to
his peephole, the object of which she
professed not to understand, though
bad she persisted Lester would strfely
have committed suicide. ..J.'
THE FIRST STOVES.
Tner Superseded the Roman Stabs
In the Eighteenth Centary.
A heating apparatus called a "stuba"
(stove) was widely used among the
higher class of Romans before the be
ginning of tho Christian era. This
class of heaters was fixed and immova
ble, besides being In several other re
spects wholly different from the mod
ern stove. In (Jermnny and Scandina
via they were used in bath rooms and
hothouses during the middle ages.
They were usually constructed of
brick, stone or tile and were of im
mense size. They sometimes covered
the whole side of a twenty or thirty
foot room and often extended out Into
the room as much as ten feet, in which
case the smooth, flat top was used for
a bedstead, the heated surface impart
ing an agreeable feeling of warmth
during those cold nights of long ago
when such things as covers were quito
Cardinal Polignac of France was per
haps the first to attempt the construc
tion of a stove wholly of Iron, this at
alout the beginning of the eighteenth
century. The first real improvement
over the old Roman "stuba" was
brought about by Franklin in the year
171". One of his efforts produced a
typical base burner, almost perfect and
a model of workmanship. Stoves were
not used in private houses to any great
extent prior to the year 18.10.
A Piscatorial Gnnner.
The jaculator fish, the piscatorial
gunner of the Javan lakes, uses his
mouth as a squirt gun and is a marks
man of no mean ability. CJo to a small
lake or pond filled with specimens of
jaculators, place a stake or pole In the
water with the end projecting from one
to three feet above the surface, place
a beetle or fly on top of the iolo and
await developments. Soon the water
will be swarming with finny gunners,
each anxious for a shot at the tender
morsel which the experimenter has
placed in full view. Presently one
comes to the surface, steadily observes
his prey and measures the distance.
Instantly he screws his mouth into the
funniest shapes Imaginable, discharges
a stream of water with precision equal
to any sharpshooter, knocks the fly or
beetle Into the water, where he is in
stantly devoured by the successful
Nimrod or some of his hungry horde.
This sport may be kept up as long as
the supply of beetles and flies holds
Odors of Flowers.
It is a remarkable fact that although
there are nearly or iuite 10O,u0 flow
ering plants known the relative num
ber having odor is wonderfully small,
not more than 10 per cent, in fact. In
connection with this it is noteworthy
that because one species of flower is
endowed with sweet odor it does not
necessarily follow that all or nearly
all or even a fair proportion of the
other species of the same family will
be an favorably endowed. An illustra
tion of this is found in the familiar
mignonette. There are some fifty spe
cies of this genus known, and of them
all, but oue has any fragrance. Nor Is
it certain that the most insignificant
looking flower has the greatest fra
grance or the most gorgeously colored
likely to be without odor, thus seem
ingly disproving the theory that color
and fragrance are given flowers for
the purpose of attracting insects to
assist in cross fertilization.
Baylnar m. Wife.
In Uganda a man ran buy a hand
some wife for four bulls, a box of car
tridges and six needles, and if he has
the luck to go a-wooing when woman
happens to be a drug in the market he
can buy a suitable damsel for a pair
of shoes. A Katlir girl is worth, ac
cording to the rank of her family, from
four to ten -ovs. and In Tnrtary no fa
ther will surrender his daughter unless
he gets a good quantity of butter In re
turn, and iu certain parts of India no
girl can marry unless her father has
been pacified by a present of rice and a
How the Orient Gets Its Floor.
"Two women shall be grinding at the
mill." In the east the day's supply of
meal is ground each morning by two
women, who sit opposite each other on
a large, clean cloth, with the Small
millstones between them. They push
the upper stone around and around by
means of a stick standing upright in a
hole in one side, both women holding
it. They usually sing as they grind.
The Trouble With Hint.
"Well, sub," said Brother Dickey, "I
'fraid Br'er Jlnklns will never git
along in de worl'!"
"Why, what de matter with him?"
"Only dls: He nkoerod er thunder en
he can't dodge lightnln'!" Atlanta
The Logical Woman.
Euphemia Professor, I suppose you
would be afraid to marry a logical
Frofessor Oh, no; if she was really
logical I could convince her once in
Wantanno Why did Mrs. Enpeck
speak In such a rasping tone to her hus
band? Duzno She was simply filing her an
swer. Baltimore American.
Fell Shrt. .
"Mamma, mamma, Georgie struck
me on the chin!"
"Why did he do that?"
"'Cause he couldn't reach my nose."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Dos; Very Mneh Stack
"What is the matter with Fido?"
. "Oh, isn't it horrid? I gave him to
the laundress to wash, and she starched
Aim." Stray Stories. -
' - .- - :'
Case of Mrs. J. if. Daniels of Wittchcstrr, h'v-.
,otiiUttly cured by J). 1. I), after 7 weeks' aj
plication. Hhe had suffered fifteen years.
Fifteen years' tortures of he?
terrible skin disease stopped In a
few weeks. Not a blemish re
mains on the patient.
IIABPEU HOl'Si: P1IAUMACY.
11. O. POLES, PKOP.
I hereby certify that full particulars
shown as regarding this case conclusively
prove that the suflerer as shown in this
photo, taken before treatment, was cleared
of all taint of the disease by D. D. D., the
wonderful new prescription for skin affec
I have never known anything more
wonderful in medicine than the work of
this remedy. Cases cured since I have
been handling it have fully equaled tha
record of it shown me before taking it for
It can be depended upon fully. Trice, $1
per bottle. Money refunded in all cases if
not satisfied with results after trying a bof
tie of it.
Rea.d the large
f3 (0? L"lfJ
LALI . L
Thousands Will Save Money On This Great
August Clearing Sale.
OF" Coxtrc you will be anions tlie number Xo ettiiiLC away from that
No one Avithin 100 miles can at Ford, to mis.s it:
The price quoted here and all through the store demonstrate how little
we care for value when we want results.
CoitMn't lu'trin to mention 1 1 it
lia i trains :
1()- black C
' cotton Qr
L'.-e black Q
loc dress f-
1.V uess Q
lUc and l"'..c ' r
And so on tliroiiyh a Ion;; lit.
Very special Foulard Silks. nr
worth :0e to !c. for tOC
(Jnaranteed black TafTela CP.
White llabutai Silks. PQf
inches wide CmJt
ai'c.i'st t i.i:aimn; sai.i: of
at ".e. ."o and 15c.
10c Embroideries 5C
ic Embroideries 1f,
l.'.c and V'2v Embroideries 1 5 C
Misses' -Vie and ?5c 1Qr
Misses' 25c colored IOC
Ladies' S0o and 02c lisle QRo
H se JU
Xo talk back on the price. Par
asols hae ffot to o. One-half
price will take them and they arc
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GREAT VALUES IN
In order to ma.ke room for our
fa.ll stock of clothing which
will be coming in soon we have
decided to close out eill our
light weight .
a.t greatly redviced prices. All
Gusta"fson & Mayes,
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
p LiBil?,.JI Go there for your summer trip.
Before selecting the p'aco for your summer vacation ynu oup'nt to send
for a copy of our "Handbook of Colorado." Tlii.s handy little book do3 not
attempt a description of the won lerful wenery and climato, but it does give
definite information in regard t thj resorts, Loti-U, boarding houses and
ranches in Colcrado.
It tells where they are located, how they are reached, what the principal
attractions are; the cost of board by the week and the month, the names
and addresses of the proprietor?. At many of thera capital fare and
excellent quarters can be secured at from ?S to !?10 per w eek and upward.
People of moderate means can well alTord to sjvend tho summer in Colo
rado, as the Burlington Route wiil sell tickets throughout the season at about
half the regular rates oa certain days even lets than half. Delightful
side-trips can Ikj made from Colorado to the Black Hills and to Yellowstone
Tark at little cost.
FRANK A. HART. Passenger Agent,
Office, C. B. & Q. R. R. Depot, ROCK ISLAND, ILL. Telephone. West 1180.
v l i o 1 1 " o
rock ISLAND, ILL
just as. jjood next car.
?'. Satin Puritan -J ff
SI. ."() Puritan abdominal Q7r
reducing O '
P. X. Linen Taper (Jirdle CQ
.51 Corset UiJU
Closinsj nut lot of Net Sum- "I ff
mer Corsets at each lJt
Odd Towels at about one-third
less than regular prices.
Napkins in half dozens QRf
from OTe to Upj
Table Damask, very spe- J Qr
cial at 17';.c and rtil
And many other bargains.
You know our habit of closing
out everything of a summer na
ture durinjr this August Clearing
Sale at deeply cut prices so as to
carry none over. We have no room
here to m ntion the many bar
gains, with six weeks of summer
ea1her ahead. These few prices
will give oii the idea:
white Petticoats RQf
unbonnets, lOe C
Children's Aprons 15C
Pretty Summer fiPf
Silk Waists 2 95
French Madras and (iing- 9Kp
ham Shirt Waists L,3f
Dainfv white lawn RQr
Two-piece wash . QRp
s ":r 9.87
Rea.d the large
Special 100-piece $15
( iold Pand China Cups and
Saucers, per set
?::.os l:iwn Mowers
iood splint Clothes
In this department we are clear
ing out all oild lots of carpets,
rugs, mattings and furniture at
prices very greatly reduced.
Lace Curtains and Dra
peries. There will be rich bargain picking-
in this department from small
lots and odd lots of lice Curtains,
Window Shades, Draperies. Screen.
Curtain Nets, etc., which are going
at a reduction of from '5 to 50 per
cent from regular prices.
Among KM) bargains we men
it n :
25c fancy Sox 10l
c Four-in-llaml QC
Fancy Madias Shirts 29C
Fancy P.albriggan Shirts inl
and Drawers Ifesl
, Clearing the Shoes.
You never saw such genuine shoe
bargains as tm get here during
this August Clearing Sale. All lines
that are broken, no matter how
seasonable or desirable, will be
closed out regardless of cost or
ShoVs for men, women and children.