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THIS AB6RJB. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1903.
Pabllsned Dally and Weekly at 1634 Sec
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such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Island county.
Wednesday, August 26. 1903.
imething about real
"It takes more than a presidential
snub to keep the tirand Army from
distinguishing a grand soldier," says
the "ew York World, and it might
have included all the people with the
veterani. The men who were in manv
bn t tics . know- so
At a meeting' of a society of women
writers in London Mrs. Kate Douglas
Wiggin Riggs told of the number of
children in various kindergarten es
tablishments that had been named
after her. "That's nothing," said an
Englishwoman. "My friend, Marie
Corelli. had a race horse ivamed after
her and the jockeys persisted in call
ing it the Merry Gorilla,' so she has
to suffer that nickname from the
the matter f selecting r. candidate
for the vice presidency.
"The republican voters, the rank
and file of the party, will have, no
voice in the matter. The delegations
to the republican national convention
will not attvnd that body to express
their own preference or those of their
constituences. Mr. Roosevelt is to ar
range the affair in his own good time
and in his own manner. Such is the
program of the Roosevelt leaders and
"If this sort of program is to be
carried into etfect the national con
vention will have no special duty to
perform other than to ratify the
Koosevelt plans, adopt such platform
as may have ben prepared by the
bosses and then ndjourn.
"And this isi a free country!"
Nearly every man who reaches his
80th year has some s-peoial way of
accounting for his longevity outdoor
life, abstention from liquor and to
bacco, steady drinking and smoking
or consistent voting of the democratic
tieket. Dr. Goldwin Smith, of Toron
to, offers an entirely new reason.
"Having set out with a very weak
constitution," he says. "I believe I
owe my attainment of old age to my
not having been overworked at school
as a child. At the two schools at
which I was. one of which was Kton.
work was very light. I cannot help
fearing the children now, especially
if their constitutions are not strong,
are overworked at school."
The Yacht Races. .
The races afready sailed, of the
series between tin Shamrock and the
Reliance seem to prove the superior
ity of the Yankca boat and the crew.
It is more, than likely that the differ
ence in the crews js greater than the
difference in the bots. The two
yachts are so mnch alike one can
hardly tell them apart. They are
about, the same build, size, carry
about the same number of square feet
of sail, etc., but they don't carry the
same kind of men.
Seafaring men are best bred on the
New England const and on the coast
of Scandinavia and Denmark. This is
conceded by all tine best authorities.
America draws its seafaring men from
both of those quarters, ami -with such
men the Reliance is untuned,. It is as
natural for the men of the Iteliance
to sail boats as it is- for the Italian to
sell bananas or the -Chinaman to "hit
the pipe" or run a laundxy.
S with such seafaring men to man
our superior boats, we have a lig ad
vantage, and before Upton can win
he will hae to bring a boat sufficient
ly superior to the defender to over
come, the vast superiority of our
Yet Linton has nothing to In
n.-hamed of. All over this country,
wherever interest is taken in the big
race, expressions are heard on every
hand highly complimentary to the ex
emplary sportsmanship of Sir 1 nom
as. He is a courteous and graceful
loser, game to the core, never discour
aged, and ever ready to try conclus-
ons atrain. Though yachtsmen in
America cannot congratulate Sir
Thomas for any victory, they certain
ly do congratulate him upon his
portsmanship. Rut our crews and
boats outclass all comers, and the
more we sail the better we sail.
The director of the census has just
made public a discussion of increae
in population in which is shown that,
during the period from 1S!0 to 1000
the increase of xpu!at ion in the
United States exclusive of Alaska, and
the insular possessions, was i:i,046.Sf1.
or -0.7 jver cent, an increase nearly
double that of European countries,
and exceeded by but one nation. Ar
gentina, rt is further shown that,
although during the century ending
with lf(). increase in jmpulation in
the northern states had far exceeded
that in the southern states, during
the decade ending with l'.XM) that con
dition was reversed; east of the Mis
sissippi the increase has been almost
two "and one-half times that in the
A scheme whereby (Jen. Leonard
Wood will be defeated from attaining
his ambition, that of becoming lieu
tenant general, is being seriously dis
cussed by prominent members of con
gress, both democratic and republi
can. It is proposed to enact a law
abolishing the grade of lieutenant
general, this law to take effect when
the la ft civil war veteran eligible to
that ottice shall have retired-, which
would! bring it to the date when Wood
will become the ranking major gen
eral. The opposition to Wood is based
on the fact that, within five years he
has risen from the position of sur
geon, with the rank of captain, to
that of brigadier general, although he
has seen but 'M days' war service, and
under ordinary circumstances he
would have but the rank of a major
Roosevelt as Dictator.
l'erhaps the rank and file of the
republican party have become so ac
customed to having their "leaders"' or
"bosses" dictate to them, that they don't
mind it. Their policies and platforms
have been dictated by bosses for
years, and these bosses have talked
the rank and file of the party into en
thusiastic indorsement, of such poll
cies and platforms.
Another illustration . of the dicta
tion of these bosses is the effort made
iust now to set out a running mate
for Koosevelt a vice presidential can
didate. These leaders and bosses do
not intend that the rank and file of
the party shall have a voice. They
are conferring with Koosevelt now
about the vice presidency. When
Koosevelt finds the man he wants he
will tell the leaders of the party to
effect the nomination of that cantli
date, and that candidate will be nom
inated whether the rank and file of
the party want him or not.
The Grand Rapids Povt bits the nail
on the head when it says:
"There is something disgusting in
the maudlin way in which republican
leaders and newspapers -discuss the
matter of the selection for the second
placrt on the riational republican
tieke. Their sole purpose in dealing
with this subject seems to be to find
. out who is wanted a a running mate
by Theodore Koosevelt and then sup
nlv that man.
"In other words, the president is
placed in. the position of a dictator in
Iliae mil fhrer!
To the Impoverished observer ofthl9
era of unparalleled prosierlty for the
prosperous the fact will be Interesting
that the net earnings of the steel trust
for the six months endlntf June 30,
1903. were $U.G68,28rt. This is about
4Vj per cent (at the rate of 0 per cent
per annum) on the total capitalization
of the trust, water and all. That is
truly a prosperous figure. Rut It Is at
the rate of about SO per cent per an
num on that part of the capitalization
which Isn't water, which is prosperity
indeed. The farmers who have helped
to make these profits by paying high'
prices, and the worklngmeQ who have
helped it by taking low wres, are cor
dially Invited to rise and cheer. Chi
This disease has lost its terrors
since Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy came into general
use. The uniform success which at
tends the use of this remedy in all
cases of bowel complaints in children
has made it a favorite wherever its
value has become known. For sale
by all druggists.
Taken With Crumps
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 Remedy 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. Clifford's medi
cines. Elkader (Iowa) Argus.
This remedy never fails. Keep it in
your home; it may save life. For sale
by all druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Jailer's Daughter.
The moon looked down on the little
Jail atL , in the state of Georgia.
There vere but two persons on the
premlsesV one a prisoner, the other'the
jailer's daughter, aged eighteen. Her
father had1 been obliged, to leave her In
charge to go and attend to Imslueas
that would not wreit. Susie Leudbetter
had seen the urisoner brouglat. In, n
devil tinny care -looking young fellow
whose appearance luul taken her fancy.
Now tehe wast wondering what he had
been brought (there for and what he
was thinking about and whom he
wnsthInklng'nbout. She went to the
floor -of his cell iind stood listening.
Presently she called! softly:
"You tins want arrything?"
"Want anything? Why, yes. It's
lonesome in here. Iwant you to talk
"Vli:rt were you iut in.fo'?"
"Shooting, A inaai calleil me a liar."
"Did youishoot him fo that?"
"Had to. A gentleman can't stand
to be called a liar. I sny, If you'll un
lock the door' I'll come out and tell you
"No." she sahl - thoughtfully. "I
couldn't look popdnUhe face if I did it.
He'd never trust' me ng'iu.'
But she stood with each hand on a
bar of the cell door. and .listened to his
story. When he had finished she
thought it very unjust that he should
be there for resenting an insult. He
had a winning way with him, making
light of his misfiirtaine, but when he
told her that he fancied some of his
enemy's friends mlgjht get up a party
to come to take himjout of the jail and
hang him a serioustexpresslon crossed
his face which wasirefiected in that of
the young girl.
Then she went away to sit on the
doorstep and think about the prisoner.
She looked out on the moonlight
streaming over the meadow on the
shimmering river beyond, at the queen
of night, and everywhere she saw
those dark eyes, that pleasant smile,
and thought what a dreadful thing it
would be if a mob should come to hang
the handsome prisoner.
Presently she saw a dark figure
emerge from a wood and survey the
jail. Then another came out and in a
few mlnuteH half a dozen men were
moving steaJthily toward her.
Her heart stood still.
There are faculties that at times seem
to be set In motion to act Independent
ly: a sort of hypnotic condition In
which the mind Instead of being under
the control of another mind Is domi
nated by a force of circumstances.
Susie arose from her seat on the door
step, went Inside, took from u corner
of the room her father's rllle and. pull
Injr a. bureau out into .the .center of. the
room, took position behind it. ' Sue had
barely time to examine the cartridges
to see if they were in condition when
the advancing men came up to the open
"What you want?" called a soft voice.
"Wo want that murderer, Roger De
"You can't have him!"
"Wi'll see about that."
Tin; man took a step forward.
"Stop thur! If you come a step
fu'ther I'll shoot you!"
"Come out of that, Bill," called a
voice from behind. "She's golu' to
shoot; I kin tell by her voice. Women's
wo'se 'n men when they git the devil
in 'cm. There's been one of us killed
today. We don't want no mo' killin'."
The man in advance drew back and
there was a consultation. The Jail was
not easily entered except at this one
opening and the problem was u puzzle.
To go in by the door they must shoot
at random, and if they hit any one it
would Im n girl. Hut the most effective
argument was that the enemy, being In
shadow, could pick off one or more of
those out in the moonlight. The situa
tion was not Inviting. After a pro
longed discussion several who favored
avoiding any shedding of blood except
that of the prisoner prevailed and it
was decided to give the matter up.
They turned and went away.
Susie watched tbein till they passed
into the wood from which she had seen
them come; then her old self resumed
control. She did uot faint, but she
dropped to the floor and leaned for
support against the bureau. She was
revived by the prisoner's "Hello!"
Rising she went to the cell door.
Roger De Ford had heard the demand
made for him and the refusal. He was
a brave man, but it takes more than
a brave man to hear without quailing
a mob calling for his life. The pris
oner had only recovered from bis ter
ror when he called for Susie, and was
still trembling when she came, but the
sight of her brought back his youthful
"Come, let me out of this. You're
the girl for me. We'll run away from
here and not come back till this bus
"Not if you knew they'd come back
again with a big crowd, make a ram
of a telegraph pole, batter down the
Hefore he could finish the key was
turned in the lock and in another mo
ment the two were speeding over the
moonlit meadow. Though the man
was fleeing for his life, it was the
girl who In her heart experienced a
wild gladness. She had met and loved
and saved the life of her lover all
within a few hours.
Half a dozen years Inter, when, at
the close of the war. the Confederate
Colonel Roger De Ford returned to his
native town, his "shooting" was for
given If not forgotten, while lu the
new south his wife, the jailer's daugh
ter, wns not refused admittance anions
her husband's friends, as slie would
have baen under the old regime.
WINSLOW T. JENKINS.
Chicago, Aug. so -Following are the open
ing, higbest. lowest and closing quotations
in today's markets:
Sept. SOU: W ; HO ; 80S
Dec, m-; ba: m'.: 2i.
May, 3 ; 84?,; 83?i;l4 .
Sept. SO?;, 61 10:
Dec, fov m 5i.
May, 51; ol; tO1 ; bi .
Sept. 3 Pi : 31?; ; S44:3ii
Dec, .15,; 36 i 35 V 3c.
May, 37; 38; 37?,; 37 .
Sept.. 12 6i; 12 B5; 12.65. il 65
Oct., 12.75; 12. Ki; 175: 12 86.
May, 13.00; 13.05; 13.00; 13 05.
Sept., 8 IV 8 22 8 12 8 -i.
Oct., 7 60; 7.62; 7.57 , 7.62.
Sept.,7 60 ; 7.70 : 7.60.7 67.
Oct., 7.70; 7 rO, V.10. 7 71
Kye, Dec. f4. May f5!4: flax, N. W 10IH,
S. W.97H: Sept. 7H; Oct. S; barley 4544 t.
tcCeifUi t.fw4ir. Deal 111, cuiu was
lix; noKS 32.000; cattle 27.0uu, sheej. 30,000.
iiO(? market opened weak and 5c lower.
LI k hi. S5.35tti.05; mixta tuu uuicn
ers. 15.15(25 8 j; good heavy, 14.705.75; rough
heavy, 4 505.15.
Cattle marcet 10c lower.
succp ludikd upcutu luwer.
Hogs at Kansas City 4.oui. cattle 11 000;
hoes at Omaha A 500, cattle 3,500.
Union stocK yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market opened slow.
LiRQt, 15.35(20 u); mixed and butchers, K 15
C5.W; good heavy, H.70&5.65; rough heavy,
Cattie market steady. c
Beeves t:i.6u&5 w, cows and hellers l.fcixa
4.75, Texas steers S3 25.fi 1.05. Miockers auu
leeders - 4044 . 35, westerns 3.lof 4.75.
Sheep market weak to 10c lower.
Hog market closed weak
Light, t5.35a.rt.o0; mixed and nutcLers, s.10
5f5; pood heavy, 4 70&f.65; rough hear,
4 7Ua; .20.
CaU.c marltt closed stead' .
fetieep market closed stead'v.
Estimated receipts Thursday: Wheat iu,
corn 225, oats 160, hogs 23 two.
Mew York Stocks.
New York. Aug. i!6. The tollowlng arc thi
closing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar 116, Gas 94. C. K. I. & P. 27',;. South
em Pacltiic 45'. U- & O. t2. Atcliisoa com
monfiJ, Ate bison pld. Ni. c. M. a. St. V.
141, Manhattan 134H. copper 4?. V. U.
Tel. Co. SJH. L.- "M 1UI-V C. & A. -'2. Kd;.
common tin . Can.Paciiic 126, Leather com
mon 77,, 11. It T. 44V Pacittc Mail U.
.1. titeel ptci. 703, U. S. Nit-el common 229.
Penna. 123, Mo. Pacitlc iW, Union Pacific
7S- coal ud Iron 41'i. Krie common 30S,,
Wabash pfd. 35H M. K. & T Car foun
dry 323, C. & U. VV Kep. Steel ptd
Rep. st. el common New York Central
12l, Illinois Central is:t.
LOCAL J1AKKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions. Uva
Stock. Fe4l and KneL
Rock Island, Aug. 26. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Batter Creamery 2K(&22c. dairy 15c
Eggs Fresh 15c.
Live poultry spring chickens l2.50G,t3 Oc
per dozen, nens St: per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, new. 40c.
Cattle Steers 14.00 to H 75, cows and
helters tl.W to 14.25. calves (3.00 to (5.00
Hops Mixed and butchers fci.ir.i to 15 bO
Steep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 13.50 to
14 (0, Lambs per head H.ou to to. 50.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cared In Three
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and
joint; her suffering1 was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been in
bed for six weeks and had eight phy
sicians, but received no benefit until
she tried the Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. It gave immediate relief and
she was able to walk about in three
days. I am sure it" saved her life."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second av
enue, Kock Island; Gustav Schlegel &
Son, 220 West ' Second street, Daven
port. Buy and Try a Box Tonight
While you think of it, go buy and
try a box of Cascarets Candy Ca
thartic, ideal laxative, tonight. You'll
never regret it. Genuine tablets
stamped C. C. C. Never sold in
bulk. All druggists, xoc ' '
Foley's Kidney Cure will cure all
diseases arising: from disordered kid
neys or bladder. All druggist,
Twenty pieces best
8c twilled Comforter
Prints. for three
Cays, yaxd 52c
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
179 frJ I
Fine soft Uleuchtd
15c Cotton batting,
extra quality, very
special at per
Odd China For 50c
We've a lot of odd pieces
the gathering of an active
summer selling of pretty
china vases and bric-a-brac
all just such pieces as wo
men want for home decor
ation, for gifts, for card
prizes, for a score of uses.
We group on two front tables,
Thursday morning', a most attractive
array of these pieces former prices
up to $1.00, some even more, none
whatever less than 59c. and you can
chooee as you like
for fifty cents
Among the many other articles,
are: Vases, Cups, and Saucers,
Steins, Candlesticks, Tobacco Jars,
Placques, Bisque Figures, Card
Receivers. Scotch Motto Ware,
Terra Cotta Busts, Jardiniers, Fern
YOUR CHOfCE FOR 50c.
The Bursting of
a Water Pipe
In our main basement, Monday, wet
a lot of Mattings.
They were the very best we have
fine Japanese and best China Mat
tings, ull highest grade ornamental
weaves, good values at 30c to 40c
per yard. The damage is slight we
dried them out under Monday's hot
sun. and It will take careful inspec
tion to discover any discoloration
But we'd rather give our customers
the benefit and take our loss at once.
So, Thursday morning, these 500
yards as good mattings as ever
came Into Rock Island, will be
spread out on the west tloor of our
furniture department, and will be
sold at per yard, choice of any,
while they last
17c Seventeen Cents 17c
Women's tine Dongola Kid Shoes,
anti-squeak soles, p.ttent tips, fan
cy stitched no letter shoe can V?
bought for $3.00. while CO (f
this lot lasts Oi-.UU
Boy's and Youths' Seamless Vamp
German Calf School Shoes, double
soles, made to sell for a good deal
more. Our price. ri nr
$1.00 anJ 01.0 J
Ladies' full regular made, fine Cot
ton Hose, double solo, high spliced
heels; always 25c per pair at 2:30
each day. Thursday, Friday. rrt
and Saturday. 3 pair for UuC
More women are using
aluminum cooking ware ev
ery day. Light almost as
paper; cooks quicker than
any other, does not burn,
tarnish, rust or corrode to
have one piece is to want
more. And prudent buy
ers buy it here.
Like as In everything else, when
this store carries aluminum ware,
you'll llnd prices here less than else
where. For instance
Aluminum Cups 23c
3-quart Preserving Kettles . . . ,75c
2- quart Sauce Pans 47o
3- quart Pudding Pans 42c
10-quart Water Pails ,...$1.47
Fry Pans 75c
Coffee Pots, up from $1.47
Twenty more prices equally attractive.
1 iy2c yard
Ladies' Union Suits, Umbrella
style, lace trimmed, the 42c
kind, for this time, each ..
3.000 yards 15o Curtain
Ladles Lace Trimmed Knit draw.
ers. umbrella style, 25c and 50c
values, for quick
clearing, pair ,
Snow Flake Madras
pair, $1.68 and
10 dozen Children's Nazareth Rib
bed underwalsts, for 3
days if they last
15c Silkollne 10c
25 pieces 15c Silkollne, 36 inches
wide, for three days If it
lasts, at per yard
Dress Prints 4l2c
Simpson's Morceriaed Dress Prints,
assorted patterns' three
days, at per yard
Men's Ties Tecks, Four-in-IIands.
Imperials been selling at 50c and
75c each, choice for
three days at
' Three More Days
Of the sale on Pillow Cases, Sheets,
etc. Here are three of the many
Good Bleached Pillow Cases,
worth 12 Vie, for
Men's Fancy Stripe Socks, regular
25c value, exceptional
bargain, at per pair ..
Large size Bed Spreads,
hemmed ready for use . ,
Sheets, full size,
torn and ironed
Men's Suspenders, real loom webbs,
value 22c, for three days ff
if they last 1 vt
Men's Jersey Ribbed Shirts and
Drawers; best finish, drawers dou-
l le seat, the 32c values,
this sale each
Men's Wilson Bros., and Gold Brand
Madras Shirts, the $1.50 7Qf
grades, special for this Iot...fwy
GREAT VALUES IN
In order to make room for our
fa.ll stock of clothing whicK
. will be coming in soon, we have
decided to close ovit a. 11 our
light weight ....
Oct grea.tly reduced prices. All
J3he New Clothiers
Gusta-f son & Hayes,
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
of an article is often deceptive,
and jour plumbing what you
can see may look right, and
vet be far from correct.
'(2 Our plumbing is honest, and wre
watch the details of every job,
large or small, and see that
every . piece of pipe is sound
aid every joint perfect.
Telephone loll' West, or call at 131o Thira Avenue.
Stengel, 15he Plumber.
& : U U J
a :f --r i;.r
mh nmniiniHiiniiiiiiiiiiii 1
Nothing Better Than i
Chandeliers a.nd j
i i iff in
Call and look through our new
Fixture Room. jJew stock,
VV. A. ROBB & CO.,
119 IStll St. PhonaWost 138
StUIMMf IIIMIMMIMI I
Family Groups Large Groups Best Groups
AttKe Smith Photo Stvidio
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. xnd 2nd Ave.
Our newly enlarged skylight room enables us to produce
the BEST large groups in this part of the country. Ca
pacity, eighty people at a time. Ering the whole family
whieb. is the BEST and cheapest way. Family groups on
large cards at about IIALF the usual price.
1 All Kinds of Photo Work at the Very
1 t nwrsT Prices
When Out of Town,
if only for a few ilays don't take
chances on liquors bought at ran- W
dom. Proviso yourself with a
tlask or bottle of goods of which Jj
you know the iiality. You know Jj
oualitv Is n Prime factor with us W
if you don't- know it you will if you
trv our wiiu'!
whiskies anil bran-
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Kouare. cor. Seventeenth
Street and Third Avenue.