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THE AB&US, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 1903.
Publisned Dally and Weekly at lflW Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
the postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THB J. "W. PUTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
1 per year in advance
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, mast have
real name attached lor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Inland oounty. '
Wednesday, September 9, 1903,
Harper's Weekly, the "journal of
civilization." figures it out that the
democrats have nn even chance of win
ning the presidential election in 10O4.
It does not require much of a prophet
to foresee the result.
Ex-Governor and Ex-Secretary of
the Navy John D. Long", of Massachu
setts, is being' strongly urgeti to be
come a candidate for the Massachu
setts house of representatives for his
home county and he may yield. From
the navy department and the gover
nor's chair to the legislature looks
like retrogression in polity's.
By reason of having the fighting
blood of the Marmadukes in his veins
Capt. Henry Marmaduke, a son of
the former confederate general and
governor of Missouri, finds himself
without a country he can call his own.
He surrendered his citizenship to
tight the battles of a South American
band of revolutionists. They were de
feated and he returned to America,
engaging in business in St. Louis, but
has not yet declared his intention of
becoming a citizen of the United
The wife of a farmer War Rushville.
it Is reported, had a filter come from
Chicago to make a visit. One day last
week the threshers came and the
guest insisted on doing the work
alone and sent her sister away to rest.
When twent j--seven threshers tiled in
to supper that' night they found :i
sandwich tied with a ribbon, one
chicken croquette, one cheese ball the
size of a marble, and' a- button-hole
lioquet at each plate. Nothing more.
The men refused1 to come back to
Although otherwise qualified: for
public occupation, the civil service
commission has rejected the applica
tion of Lee W. AVright, known as "the
human ostrich." for a position in the
postottice at Mobile, Ala. It was the
opinion of the members of the board
that a diet of glass, tacks, brass
watch chains, frogs, soap, collar but
tons, wire nails, broken china and
belt buckles renders a man unfit to
hold a government situation, and Mr.
Wright's name was stricken- from the
The Isthmian Canal.
A good many of the warm adminis
tration organs have, with great frank
ness, been discussing the possibility
and propriet.y of seizing the strip of
land through which it i.s proposed to
build the Panama canal. They argue
that if Colombia will not grant the
concession that the United States can
not afford to be balked from the
great enterprise by the constitutional
obstacles that the Colombians say are
in the way of the ratification of the
treaty. Others of these republican
newspapers favor the fomenting of a
rebellion in the state of Panama
against the Colombian government
and then landing a force of marines
to make it successful.
This bald way of stating that the
United States should exercise its un
doubted physical ability to coerce a
weaker state is on par with other im
perialistic ideas that have been ram
pant under the present regime. But
these vicious public advisers forget
the terms of the congressional enact
ment which authorized the building
of an interoceanic canal, that if the
Colombian government would not
ratify the treaty, the president of the
United States was authorized to open
negotiations with Nicaragua and Costa
Ilica and build the canal by the Nic
to defeat the building of the canal.
President Roosevelt, and to shuffle
and palter and attempt to coerce Co
lombia to ratify a treaty that the con
gress of that count ry does not ap
prove would be playing into the hands
of the hands of the transcontinental
railroads who have so far been able
to defeat the pniling of the canal.
There is very good reason to believe
that the Xicaraugna route would have
been adopted if the railroad influence
led hy Senator Hanna had not been
omnipotent in the senate. This whole
question may be fought over again at
the next session of congress, and it
may become one of the issues in the
next presidential campaign, for the
democratic nominee may be a man
who has persistently advocated the
Weakness in the Trusts.
The decline of trust stocks in the
market has,-says the World's Work,
again raised in many, men's minds the
question whether, after all, the great
aggregations of industry . have come
to stay. Of course, the organization
of more of them is checked for a
time, but there are reasons to believe
that the methods ' of t organization
which have prevailed for severafyears
will never be popular or possible
Properties that were of little value
have, as everybody knows, been put
into some combinations at high val
ues. In some cases properties (mills,
for example) have been absorbed at
the value of the damage that they
were supposed to do as competitors
to the absorbing properties in other
words, at what the trust organizers
could afford to give or were forced to
give, to close them. Thus some tructs
have capitalized a negative thing a
In the juggling with thought that
underlies much of the promoter's vo
cabulary, the capitalization of such a
loss has often been called an "econo
my." Thus two factories are in com
petition. Neither makes money. Each
is held at $1,000,000. They are com
bined. Their combined value, is called
$2,000,000. But if one of them is shut,
the real value of the two i only $1,
000.000. Yet they are capitalized at
$2,000,000 and must pay dividends on
$2,000,000. Something like this has
been done time and again.
Time and again, too," the under
writing syndicates have taken what
seems to the public, to be an exorbi
tant price for their services; and to
pay this price the stock was watered.
Ad Infant Industry That the Protec
tionists Have Kejrlccted.
It need hardly be said that tbjt col
lector of the port of Philadelphia is a
protectionist. If he had Ida way he
would prohibit the importation of all
articles of foreign manufacture nnd
admit only such raw material as Is not
produced in the United States. It is
therefore not to be wondered at that
he insisted on collecting a duty of 20
per cent ad valorem on an Egyptian
mummy. The Dingley tariff bill does
not specify mummies as subject to a
duty nor does it place these products
of the pauper labor of foreign lands
on the free list, but the collector was
equal to the occasion. He discovered
after a long nnd anxious scrutiny of
the official printed copy of the tariff
bill that "unenumerated manufactured
articles" were subject to the 20 per
cent duty ad valorem. The appraiser
of the port, a (Juay politician, had no
knowledge of the value of mummies,
so the matter was referred to Wash
ington. In the treasury department
there are many live mummies, and
their ideas of the value of their serv
ices led them to put an exalted value
on the mummy, reposing in state at
Philadelphia. The importer of the
mummy demanded that It should be
admitted free under the classification
of "skeletons and other preparations
of anatomy." The case was appealed
to the general board of appraisers, who
overruled the collector of the port of
Philadelphia and held that the mummy
rould be admitted free of duty.
It now appears that the mummy was
a bogus one manufactured in Egypt,
where the Industry has just been start
ed to supply the American demand for
the real thing, genuine mummies be
ing scarce and dear and the demand In
creasing. Here Is the chance for the
American Protective league to demand
that the tariff bill shall be amended so
that a protective duty of at least $100
on each mummy and 50 per cent ad
valorem be imposed to build up the
mummy industry in this country. We
could import the necessary number of
workmen from Egypt, skilled in the
manufacturing of mummies, and keep
the money that some people evidently
will spend for those luxuries and build
up another industry . to the commercial
supremacy of the United States.
The Genuine vs. Counterfeit-
The genuine is always better than
a counterfeit, but the truth of this
statement is never more forcibly re
alized or more thoroughly apprecia
ted than when you compare the gen
uine DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve with
the many counterfeits and worthless
substitutes that are on the market.
W. S. Ledbetter, of Shreveport, La.,
says: "After using numerous other
remedies without benefit, one box of
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cured
me." For blind, bleeding, itching and
protruding piles no remedy is equal to
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Reiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Rheumatism Cared 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
$J. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey 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
cines that have stood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For sale by all druggists.
Used Far Pneumonia
Dr. J. C. Bishop, of Agnew, Mich.,
says: "I have used Foley's Honey and
Tar in three very severe cases of
pneumonia with- good results in every
case." Refuse substitutes. All drug
DAILY SHORT STORY
When Larned wsw in cols?gene was
first in athletics arsl last inthisstudies.
Then came a tour abroad Disdain
ing such effeminate affairs as railway
carriages, Earned used 1 his legs.
Tramping in Geniany, he Stopped one
evening at a noted in a sujniner resort
where preparation were making for u
masked ball. IIoaskedi the landlord
for a costume and was given one a
Faust which he was 'Informed had
been engaged sowral daya before, but
relinquished during the afternoon.
Earned put It on uud went'down Into
Among the women wasa Marguerite,
a trim, graceful figure with an im
mense plait of blond hair, who on see
ing Faust at once nmuifested an Inter
est in him. Lamed was not long in ad
vancing and asking for a dance.
"Ach," said the lady as soon aa he
opened his mouth to speak, "you are
some one else!"
Lamed begged for an explanation,
but the girl only laughed and rwit him
off wlthythe remark:!"! am wellenough
satisfied. Don't pry into other people's
Duringithe evening a Philip II. was
eying thelFaust and Marguerite couple
with as ranch apparent chagrin as they
seenied to be mutually pleased. At
last Just nB Faust was leadings Mar
guerite out' to dance the king ofiSpain
marched up to him and said:
"Ilerr, I'will relieve you of the lady."
"No one will relieve me," replied
Faust, "of any lady whom I have
asked to danceuuless she wishesit."
"But I am" lie checked himsplf.
"I don't careiif you're the grand duke
or the kaiser. The lady must decide
"It would iiave been impossible" said
the girl, "for Marguerite to prefer any
one to Faust.i even a king. However,
I'll dance the next with your majesty
if you so command."
The man turned on his heel and
"Now, what Imve you done?" said
Marguerite. "He will challenge you,
and you will have to fight him."
"Oh, that's in my line," replied Faust.
"If I had to meetihim in a disquisition
on a philosophical problem I would
offer a humble apology. Unfortunate
ly I was given the lowest order of 'ac
complishments." When the dance was over a man
tapped Lamed on the shoulder. They
retired, and it was arranged that a
duel with rapiers should take place at
once. The parties passed separately
from the hotel so as not to attract at
tention, and the seconds led the way to
a bam near at hand. Lanterns were
procured and the principals placed In
position. To Larned's surpriso'his op
ponent chose to fight masked.
They were about evenly maflched In
skill, but the German is neverequal In
expedient to the American. Lamed
sidled around till he put his enemy in a
position where one of the lanterns
shone directly in his eyes, then put
several inches of steel In the fleshy
part of his right side. It was not a
dangerous wound, but Just how serious
no one knew. The mask was removed,
the clothing torn open and the wound
"Your serene transparency!" ex
claimed the doctor. "I thought you
were the other man."
"I intended to be, but changed my
"I am sorry," said Lamed, "to have
stepped into a mistake through your
intended costume, but rejoice to have
wlDged you so slightly."
His serene transparency was removed
by carriage to his own bed. Lamed
went back to the hotel. In the hall
stood Marguerite unmasked, and a very
high bred, pretty German fraulein she
was. She appeared relieved at seeing
one of the combatants return unhurt
and anxiously Inquired for the other.
Lamed assured her that he had got off
with a flesh wound.
"It was my fault," she said. "He Is
my betrothed. We agreed to come
here as Faust and Marguerite. He
changed his character and Instructed
the landlord to rent his Faust costume
to see how I would act with another."
"It seems to me, fraulein," said Lar
ned, "that he found out not only how
you would act, but how 'the another'
Tie is Jealous."
"He will prize you all the more for
seeing you prized by 'the another.' "
She looked at him with her eyeB of
northern blue, and he read a story.
Here is what he read condensed in that
"I am noble; you are not. I must
marry within my circle, my husband
being chosen for me. Tonight I have
met the man I could love, but between
him and me Is an Impassable barrier.
We have met without Introduction; we
part with a passing acquaintance. If
we meet again it will be as strangers."
"Fraulein," suid Larned softly, "hav
ing met you Is the episode of my life.
I regret having come for a moment be
tween you and your betrothed and had
I known he were such would have re
signed you at once. I assure you that
these few moments of happiness will
not cause me to forget that we are
merely masked acquaintances."
She put out her hand and gave his a
pressure, accompanied by a look, that
he remembers to this day. Then she
turned away. When they met the next
day in the gardens she was walking
with a retinue of friends. Outwardly
at least they were both masked.
Larned learned that the betrothed
couple were related to the- reigning
house, that the man was rich and the
girl a court belle. The only explana
tion he ever got of their attending so
plebeian an entertainment as a hotel
ball was that it was a freak and In
mask. PHILIP CARET LEEDS.
HIS SECOND THOUGHT.
Tlie Stnue Driver Acted m It and
Saved Ills Passengers.
Back In the good old days when
nerves and railroads were little known
an old stage road ran from Lake
Chumplatn to Ogdensburg, N. Y., pass
ing through the little town of Sodom.
This village nestled in a valley be
tween two great hills, over which the
white ribbon of the road wound steep
ly. Upon one of the trips of the stage the
regular driver, who had been at home
for some weeks recovering from an ill
ness, was riding inside, while the red
haired, mild featured, big boned Irish
man acting as his substitute occupied
the driver's seat upon the box. The day
was a beautiful one, and the passen
gers were enjoying their drive keenly,
their appetites increasing as the dis
tance lessened between them and the
town of Sodom, with its promised
pause for refreshment.
Suddenly as the heavy stage lum
bered over the brow of the hill, down
which the road plunged at a sharp an
gle, running through the little town at
its foot and ascending the hill beyond,
the passengers became conscious that
their pace had been recklessly la
creased. Faster and faster they weut,
dashing down the hill at a rate rapidly
becoming a furious one. Trees aud
bushes at "last became but a dizzying
blur along the road. All clung to the
reeling stage and held their breath in
terror, while 011 the stage 'raced, down
the hill with ever increasing speed, into
the town, past the hostelry with the
waiting host left standing In nmaxe at
the door, past the post office without
pause, and out upon the road lead
ing up the face of the hill beyond.
There the pace slackened, and as the
incline grew more steep at last the
smoking horses came to a standstill.
With one accord the dazed passengers
tumbled out and surrounded the driver,
who now stood at the head of his
"What is it, Tat? What is it? Did
they get nway from you?" came the
"Nope," replied Pat with a set face.
"It wor that," pointing grimly before
him. There lay the stage tongue drag
ging uselessly on the ground at the
heels of the horses and completely sev
ered from the coach. At a glance the
regular driver comprehended the mean
ing of the danger to which the passen
gers of that stage, deprived of Its sole
means of guidance, had been exposed,
and, realizing the miracle of their es
cai he turned sick and fainted where
Later, back at the inn, when the ex
citement had somewhat subsided and
fresh horses were being put to the re
palred coach, some one turned to Pat
"Pat. what was your first thought
when the pole droppHl?"
"Well, sor," he answered, settling the
quid more comfortably in his cheek,
"me furst thought wor. 'Lord ha mer
cy on our sowls!' Thin thinks I to
mesclf. 'Confound a horse that can't
outrun a wagon! find I licked the poor
bastes all the way down the hill!"
A Progressive Editor.
A very rich man once bought a news
paper. It was an afternoon newspa
per, and he was interested, in it for a
month or two. One of bis ideas was
the publication of a noon edition that
should contain more news than the
noon editions of his competitors. He
thought h.rrd on this problem and
finally decided it would be a great
stroke to print the decisions of the
United States supreme court at 12
o'clock each Monday when the court
was in session.
This plan was complicated somewhat
by the fact that the supreme court does
not meet until noon. However, the
editor was equal to the emergency. He
telegraphed to his Washington corre
spondent, "See the supreme court at
once and have them meet at 11 o'clock
so we can get the decisions in tur noon
editiou." Saturday Evening Post.
A nincrlmlnatlner Dos;.
"Yes, the neighbors complain about
"Does he bite?"
"No, he's too affectionate. He has
the reputation of being a Judge of
beauty, and every time a pretty woman
passes along the street he frisks about
"I should think the women would
"Yes; but there are only two pretty
women on the street, and the others
complained." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mr. Snoodles Good afternoon. Miss
Annex. Going for a walk? I hope I
may accompany you?
Miss Annex Yes. Dr. Sargeant says
we must always walk with some ob
ject, and I suppose you will answer
He Why Is she suing him for di
vorce? She For diversion.
She Yes; she says being married is
so monotonous. Baltimore American.
Affrighted, he turned on his pursuer.
"You black thing, why do you follow
me constantly? What are you?"
"I am your sunshine companion,"
mockingly replied his shadow. Chi
Nervous Employer Thomas. I wish
you wouldn't whistle at your work.
Office Boy I nln't working, sir. I'm
only Just whistling.
Are you sure you. are all right an
those who don't belieTe as you do arjrf
all wrong? Nebraska State Journal.
Chicago, Sept. 8 Following are ine opeL
mg, highest, lowest and closinr quotations
in today's markets:
Sept. 804 SOU. 7P?i- 80?i
Dec, 82 fc2? ; 8Ii. B2 .
May. 84; M5i; 83; 8,.
Sept. 50i-; 61 : 10H 51 .
Dec 52, ftlH: 60S 5li
May, 61; 51H ; 50; 51V4 .
Sept.3-?- 35?j': 35: 35.
Dec, 87 374 367, 37H
May, Sf-U; 89; 3r; !.
Sept. 12 00: 13.50: 12 90: 13 AO
Oct., 12 H7; 13 70: 1 if: 13 60
May. 13.30; 13 57; 13.30; 13.50
Sept. 9.05 B.9C- 9 02 9 15.
Oct., 8 00; 8 30 ; 8 00, 8 30
Sept.. 8 40: 8.52: 8.40:8 52
Oct. 8.50; 8 75: 8.50: 8.70
Rye. Sept. 544, Dec. tb flax. N. W l.oi.
S. W. 95; Sept. U4K: Oct. 6- barlev 4f359
Receive toaay: Wneat 225. corn 78 '. uus
359; nogs 21.000: cattle 1 8.000, sheep 25.000.
Hog market opened steady.
Light. 17S&6.I5: mixed and butch
ers. 15.456 10; good heavy, 15 255.05 roun
heavy, 6 255.40.
Cattle maraei stronger
Sheep market opened slow.
Bogs at Kansas City 8.000. cattle 11.0U0;
bogs at Omaha 8 ooo. cattle 5,000
Union slock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market steady.
Light, 15 75Q6 15; mixed and butchers, CA.45
06.10. good heavy. I5.236 00; rsugh heavy,
15 2 5.45.
Cattle market stroDger.
Beeves 3 6 6.(;5. cows and heifer 1.50Q
4.85. Texas steers S3 25(24 60, stackers and
feeders 12.2534.15. westerns 3.lor 1 70.
Sheep market 15 to 25c lower.
Hog market closed steady.
Light. 5.753 15; mixed "and butchers 5.45
6 10- good heavy, f5 25f6O0; rough heavy,
5 255 45.
Cattle market closed strong to 10c higher.
Sheep market closed weak.
Kstlmated receipts Thursday: Wheat 115,
corn 5 5, oau io. hogs 22.000.
N York 8 took.
New York. Sept. 9. The following are the
closing quotations oa the New York stock
Sugar H5tf Gas 93. C. It. I. & P.s, South
ern PaclCic 45. B. & O. 84, Atchison com
mon 67. Atchison ptil C. M & St. P.
1424. Manhattan 137, copper 48?, w. U.
Tel. Co L. & N 105H, C. & A. . . Rdg
common 54!. Can. Pacific 124. Leather com
mon ... B. K T 44X- Pacific wail 22. U.
S. Steel pto. 70,7i, U. S. Steel common 2 H.
Pe"na. 125k'. Mo. Pacific 93 -i. Union Pacific
7.VS- coal o.nd iron 4u. fc.rie common l-fc?.
Wabash pfd 35. Car tounary 32, C &
W. 17, Rep Steel pfd. 66'4 Rep. St el com
mon H, New York Central 123, Illinois
LOCAL MABHKT CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions. Llvs
Stuck. Feed nnd Fuel.
Rock Island, Sept. 9 following are tb
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 2ic&22c, dalryisc.
Eggs Fresh 15c.
Live poultry Spring chickens 2.50I3 Ci
per dozen, hens 9c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, new, 40c.
Cattle Steers 14.00 to 14.75, cows ana
heifers 12. 00 to 14.25. calves S3.oo to 15.00
Hogs Mixed and butchers ah.Oi" to 15 f 0
Sheep Yearlings or over, per cwt. 13.50 U
14 00, Lambs per head (4 00 to 15.50
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn 5060c; oats. S7c to 40z.
Forage Timothy hay. 19 to $10.60 pralrit
18, baled prairie 18, baled timothy 19, straw
Wood Hard, per load I5.00a?5.50.
Coal Lump, per bushel I30&14C. mine run
13c per bushel, siack. uer bushel 7c.
H. J. TOHEK.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
No. 109 Main st
J. M. BUFORD
rhe old Fire and
rime - tried Com
Kates as lov at
any reliable com
pany can afford.
Your patronage Is
PESS & HEAD
quickly st home by an invtsililn dpvlce ; help enr as
KiMiu-s nripryen.ftiiprau n-meaie. navraiifrt. iimi
cunTereanon, wnmpprs neam. o tnm
:elt-adjustmff. Used snd endorsed
Physicians. Write to K. Him ox. 220
isyette Newark. M.J, fur 4&-iae book
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
JOHN VOLK & CO..
Also Manufacturers of Sash. Doors,
Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring of All
lagle- and Double Strength Window
Glass, Polished Tlate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
HI AND 329 EIGHTEENTH STREET
We are ready to show the finest
line of FALL SUITS that has
ever been shown in the city . .
t5)e G. - H. Special
Now in. This make shown only
Gustafson & Mayes,
"Uhe New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store
Telephone 1312 West, or call at 131t Third Avenue.
Stengel, H6e Plumber.
Nothing Better Than
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
B.0CK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Keal Estate Becurltj. .
I J. M. Buford, Tresident.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
I P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupying B. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building.
ATTACHES TO AMY
TUB OR LA VATWX
ASH YOUR PHYSICIAN ABOUT
THE, USE OF SHOWER 0ATtf
CHANNON, PERRY CO.,
Davis Block. Old Thohe 1143, New 614S. 112 West Seventeenth St.
Wholesale Dealer In PURE WINES AND LIQUORS.
WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL
Manufacturer of WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS.
1818-1618 THIrd Avenue, Rock Island, I1L
. : 1714 Second Avenue. jj
I ! ,,
Vlu-n you have trouble Aith
your plumbing, that's a sin the
work wasn't proju-'ly done at
When you entrust your plumb
ing repair work or m w to us,
that's a ."ign .you'll have no trou
ble with it.
- You'll believe in signs after
vou have tried our work.
Cal and look through our new
Fixture Room. New slock.
W. A. KUBB & CU.s
119 18th. at. Phone West 1538
R. R. Cable, P. Greenawalt,
. John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
H. P. HulL L. Simon, -
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
You can see
them at our