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THE AlieXJS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12r 1903.
Pabllsnea Dally and Weekly at 154 Sec
end arenne, Rock Islacd, 111. Entered at
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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uch articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
snip in Bock Island county.
Saturday, September 12. 1903.
franklin Farrell, .Ir., the son of a
Coneetieut millionaire and a recent
graduate from Harvard, lias entered
his father's foundry at Detroit with
the purpose of learning' the trade of a
foundrvnian in all its details.
The Chicago papers relate how a
girl of that city went fishing and
ca light a pair of trousers with $8.1.1
in the pockets. That's nothing to
brag about. Lots of Chicago girls go
fishing and catch trousers with a
tnan in them.
. In refusing to pay for a season's
rent of a seaside cottage, a Philadel
phia lawyer says he was chased out
by mosquitoes. Foolish man. Why
didn't he fatten them a little and sell
the entire crop as spring chickens?
His neglect to do so is a failure for
the reputations of the Philadelphia
The president has gone far to justi
fy doubt of his sincerity as the up
holder of decent politics by his mani
fest leaning toward the Addieks wing
of the republican party in Delaware.
He can hardly hope to retain Post
master General Payne in his cabinet
and escape a direct responsibility for
offensive misuse of the federal patron
age which that official brazenly ad
mits. Philadelphia Record.
Ferdinand Fuska. of St. Louis, had
determined to live, the life of a monk
and had served his years as a student
with the Alexian brothers, but he
turned his back on it all Monday
morning, when he married Miss Anna
Dleha in St. John Xepomnks" Bohe
mian church. The bride is a sister of
Father I'leha, the pastor of the
church, in whose house young Fuska
lived while acting as assistant in work
about the church.
- Senator - P.everidge, of Indiana, at
tended the meeting of the Bankers
association at South IJend and told
the members all about the currency
system and what congress proposes
to do in the way of legislation and
then started home, and when he went
to pay for lunch in the depot at Fort
Wayne discovered that he had been
relieved of all his currency, a sum
amounting to about $50. This, the
Blooming! on Bulletin observes, goes
to show that, while he may be all
right on theory, there are others who
beat him to it when it conies to prac
tice in handling the currency issue.
The Battle In Ohio.
The republicans, instead of driving
a wedge in the Ohio democracy by
their outcry, malicious and fabricated,
that there was division on imaginary
questions, have served to unite the
party on the issues of the day and for
the campaign. The silver question is
not in issue, and no one who has an
ounce of discernment pretends to be
lieve that it is. - Mr. -Bryan in his in
terview in Ohio virtually declar
ed the old metallic question had
been suspended by the quantitative
theory on money, and any one can see
that , this is an established fact, and
practically it is shared by all parties.
Memories and designations of party
issues may remain, but that is all.
Bryan safd in his interview that the
arguments "in favor of a large volume
of money have been vindicated." It
has been the position of the democrat
ic party since they adopted the prin
ciple of bimetallism, and, sifted down,
is what the republicans meant in their
new-fangled currency schemes, all of
which look to what they call an ad
justable money supply, adapted to the
business wants of the country, wheth
er by the asset plan or other broaden
ing of the basis of national banking,
by diluting the security and enlarging
the volume, even going to the extent
of adopting state, municipal or rail
way bonds, to meet the alleged scar
city and high price of government
But there are other issues in Ohio
than relate to finance or currency,
and they have gone to sleep, at least
for the present. Mr. Clarke presented
the foremost of these questions in a
speech accepting the democratic
nomination for senator, and had the
eorriial backing of Mr. Bryan so far
n that affects the action of the Ohio
democracy, and there is no doubt
that it is a strong force. Mr. Clarke
said in nominating Johnson for gov-
ernor: "He is still old-fashioned
enough to believe in the Declaration
of Independence; that the constitu
tion must forever follow the flag, and
that this, our beloved country, our
beloved republic, is greater, a thou
sand times greater, than an empire"
a declaration that was received by
the delegates with loud cries of ap
proval and repeated applause. Again
Clarke, in accepting the nomination
for senator, proceeding to outline the
campaign he should make against
Senator Hanna, said:
"The people f Ohio shall decide
between us. St) they shall decide
whether they favor a colonial empire,
for I shall discuss his part in that.
' We find ourselves today with
a colonial empire that has cost us
$fi0O,0O0.()O0, by which we have ac
quired a race problem on the other
side of the world, when that much
money would have put every colored
man in the I'nited States to school
for years to come and would have
solved the race problem at home.
(Applause.) And we find our army
three times the size it was six years
ago, costing us three times the mon
ey; and we find the president of the
I'nited States talking about dominat
ing the Pacific with our ships and the
secretary of the navy talking about a
navy so great that it can meet and
destroy the greatest navy in the
world. I have no sympathy with
that kind of politics, because 1 believe
with Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts,
that this republic when William Mc
Kinley was inaugurated president was
a greater world power than Borne in
the height of her glory, or Kngland
with her 400.000.000 vassals."
This, as says the Pittsburg Post,
presents an issue in which Bryan and
his enthusiastic followers are in thor
ough accord with Mr. Clarke, who
raises it against Hanna and makes it
the point of fundamental difference
between the democrats and the im
perialists of Ohio in this contest. It
is an issue that will reach the minds
and hearts of thousands of democrats
and republicans who are indifferent
on silver or tinkering with the cur
rency on the asset or any other plan.
Still Paying the Price.
The transport Kilpatrick is about
due at New York and, according to
the World of that city, she is bringing
home the bodies of 3S7 officers and
soldiers of the United States army
from Manila the latest, item in the
bill of costs that we are paying year
by year for the possession of those so
far wholly unprofitable islands.
It would be interesting to know, if
it were jxissible. exactly how many
precious American lives have been
paid up to this time for the un-American
folly of purchasing the liberties
of an alien people and compelling
them by armed force to submit to the
sorry bargain. I'p to April 30, 1902,
according to the official returns of the
adjutant general. 13!) of our officers
and 4.016 enlisted men had died from
wounds, diseases or accidents, ami
2.S97 officers-and men had been wound
ed. In the nearly eighteen months
since that reckoning was made there
must have been a considerable length
ening of the list of victims.
But even the fullest official returns
fail to state the total blood-tax levied
on the American people by the Phil
ippine islands. The same thing hap
pens to our young men who serve out
there for any .considerable time that
happens to the young Britons in
India: they come home enfeebled, and
their lives are cilt short, though they
do not figure at all in the lists of dead
The penalty paid by the conquering
white man for carrying his govern
ment without "the consent of the gov
erned" into climatic conditions w-here-in
he withers and dies is never to be
evaded. For sending the flower of
her young to the Indian shambles
Kngland has tlit- poor excuse that her
merchants collect large trade divi
dends on their deaths. In the Philip
pines we are sacrificing our young
men without adding anything of con
sequence to the grand total of Ameri
After the Pole Again.
Walter Wellman, who has himself
"made a dash for the pole," says it
will not surprise hinr if Peary shall
this time succeed in reaching the
much coveted goal.
The news of Peary's intention to try
again to get "farthest north" came
through the navy department, which
has granted him leave of absence for
three years. Acting Secretary Dar
ling of the department took occasion
in granting Peary's request to rebuke
those who would abandon search for
the pole on the ground that' it is use
less waste of money and fruitless
jeopardy of life, in these words:
"The discovery of the pole is all
that remains to complete the map of
the world. The map should be com
pleted in our generation and by our
countrymen. It is asserted that the
enterprise is fraught with danger and
privation, the answer is that geo
graphical discovery in all ages has
been purchased at" the price of heroic
courage and noble sacrifice. Our na
tional pride is Involved in the under
taking." No one is better qualified, basing
qualification on knowledge "gained by
experience, to make the effort in the
name of the United States, than Lieut.
Peary. His several expeditions have
given him wide knowledge of the lay
of the land, or the lay of the ice,
What U Lifer
In the last analysis nobody knows
but we do know that it is under strict
law. Abuse the law even slightly,
pain results. Irregular living means
derangement of the organs, resulting
in constipation, headache or liver
troubles. Dr. King's New Life Pills
quickly readjusts this. It's gentle, yet
thorough. Only 25c at Hartz & Ulle
meyer, druggists. r --
DAILY SHORT STORY
Out of Andersonville
CopyrigM; 1903. by CriT.'Lewis.j
I waa no sooner Inside of the Ander
sonville' prison pen. as a prisoner of
war than the Idea of a tunnel came
into my mind.
At that time the "dead line" was
close In to the stockade itself, and the
Confederate sentinels on the elevated
platforms on the outside of the pen
were satisfied with calling out to a
man who approached too near. Tents
were allowed within three feet of the
furrow which represented the dead
A tunnel from twenty to twenty-five
feet long would clear everything.
Four of us set up a tent, and that
very day we began our tunnel. The ex
cavation was made at the back end of
the tent and a blanket kept at hand to
cover up all evidences.
We worked only at night, because
the dirt had to be carried down to the
creek to be disposed of, and the only
tools we had were an old case knife, a
tin plate and a piece of board sharp
ened for a spade.
It was sixty-three days from the date
of beginning the tunnel before we esti
mated that we were twenty feet be
yond the line. The moon was now full
and the evenings as light aa day. While
waiting for a favorable night our third
man, a member of an Ohio regiment,
was taken ill. We cared for him as
best we could for a couple of days,
when he was taken outside to the hos
pital. We agreed to postpone our es
cape for ten days. If he did not re
turn by that time we were to give him
up as dead.
It was long after the war before I as
certained what happened him. He
mended so rapidly that he would have
returned to us on the seventh day, but
was unfortunately included in a draft
of prisoners for exchange. He had no
way to send us word, and we had no
list of names, and for many years I be
lieved he was one of the thousands bur
ied at Andersonville.
During our wait of ten days the Con
federates came in twice to probe and
search for tunnels, but fortunately
missed us both times. As many as
eight or ten others were discovered.
Tet our greatest danger was from
our fellow prisoners. A man named
Sharon, who belonged to a New Eng
land regiment. In some way got a sus
picion that we had a tunnel and one
day entered our tent and announced
that If he was not allowed to escape
with us he would stop our going. We
attempted to bluff htm off when he
made a straight course for the gate,
presumably to fulfill his threat.
He was not permitted to go far be
fore being overtaken and charged with
attempted robliery. It would have
gone hard with him had we pressed
the charge, but we dropped It with the
understanding that he should keep bis
mouth shut regnrdlng us. From that
hour he was kept under surveillance
by two men hired by us and was not
permitted to go near the gate. Per
haps he would not have carried out his
tljreat. but a prison pen brings out the
baseness In human nature very fully.
n was three days after the trouble
with Sharon lefore the weather be
came favorable, and we bad not taken
anybody Into our confidence. Never
theless, we argued, as we had done be
fore, that if a dozen or more got out
the chances of escape would be in
creased. We waited until we saw that
the night was to be dark and drizzly,
and then we pnssed around among
such acquaintances as we felt could be
trusted and invited them to call at our
tent at 9 o'clock. Each thought he was
the only one Invited, and each believed
he was to be let into a plot to over
power the guards and free all prisoners.
At exactly 8 o'clock my chum crept
into the tunnel, and I followed. Not
more than ten minutes later we
emerged from the hole outside of the
stockade and set off Into the darkness.
If those who followed on had been as
cool and cautious as we all would have
gone well with them, but an Incident
occurred to unnerve them. Six others
had wriggled their way through the
hole when the relief guard canw march
ing along so close that one of the pris
oners cried , out and brought detection
to all. Of course an alarm was raised,
the tunnel discovered and all further
escape cut off.
The escape of the six greatly favored
us; however, as they scattered In differ
ent directions, and none of them was
recaptured for two days, while one
went as far south as Albany.
At -3 o'clock in the morning the man
Sharon heard of the tunnel and sneaked
away and gave Information at the
It was at first believed that over 200
prisoners had escaped, and the wildest
excitement prevailed inside and out.
It was not until 7 o'clock In the morn
ing that the true number was discov
ered, and then the Confederate , force
at hand was too small for a vigorous
pursuit of all.
My chum afterward told me that his
trail was followed for some miles by a
bloodhound and that twice hecaught
eight of pursuers on horseback.
By the time the six who came out
after us had been recaptured we were
well out of the neighborhood. The
telegraph was no doubt used to notify
various points to look out for us, but
that did not result in our recapture.
My fellow prisoner was twenty-seven
days in reaching the Federal lines,
while I was thirty-one.
Of more than 200 men who at one
time or another escaped from that
prison pen not more than ten ever got
clear off. We were two of the ten.
Luck assisted ns here and there, but
success was really due to the fact that
we knew the geography and the topog
raphy of the country, bad our route
carefully planned and neither of us
traveled a single mile except under
cover of darkness. - 11. QUAD.
Dollie Oh, granny, do the heathen
savages wear trousers?
Granny No. dear. Why?
Dollie Well, then, what did pa go
and put a trousers button In the col
lecting bag for at church today?
"Whv. Johnnie, what's the matter 7
"Boo-hoo! Willie Simklns has more
warts than me." New York Journal.
Hit Him Hard
Berth I shall never marry till I
meet a woman who Is my direct, oppo
site. Minnie Well, there are pleuty of
bright. Intelligent girls In your neigh
borhood. Too mar.
"My, my! What a fine big fish!"
"Yes, sir, but it's so much bigger'n
any pap kin brag about that I'm
skeered to taki It home." Chicago
I.lfe n Sri-lona HuMliira.
"Do you know that sour looking fel
low sitting there alone?" '
"Oh, yes. But don't try any of your
tricks on him. He's the editor of a
comic paper and can't take a joke."
. MlaJadited. ' i
"Madam, I'm a terribly misunder
"Poor fellow I"
"Yes'm. Everybody thinks I'm look
in fer work!"
Chicago, Sept, 12 Following are me ope-,
tng, highest, lowest and closlnr quo tailors
in today' market:
Sept. TOX; 80H: toh: ton
Dec, 8IH: 81 : 81? .
May, 83?; 84!; 83?i ; 4
Sept. 51: 51 H- S0u: 51.
Deo, 50H: H)V4: fx)- 50?i
Way, 50?,; 50; 50bi;b0.
Dec, 3?H: 37?: 87?,,; 37
Maj, 39; 3y-; sua.
Sept .13 50: 13.50: i:l 50: 13 50
Oct., 12 50 13.70. 13 50; 13 b2
May, 13.40; 13 45; 13.3T; 13.4 i.
Sept. 9.25 9 25: 9 22: 9 25.
Oct., 8 30; 8.40; 8 25 , 8 82
Sept.. 8 55; 8.55: 8.55: 8 55.
Oct.. 8 6i; 8.70: 8 65; 8 67.
Rye. Sept. 86. Dec. fC. May fH: flax. N.
W 1 03; S. W. 97; Sept. fc7; Oct. 74; bar lev
receipts today: Wheat 141, corn Ml. oats
165; nogs 12 000: cattle 300, sneep 2 oou.
Hog market opened weak to 5c lower.
Light 5.75&6.20: mlxea iu ontch
era. 5 5V6 15? good heavy, S5.30Q6 10 rough
heavy, 6 3. 5.55
Cattle niarzet unchanged
Sheep market opened steady.
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hog market steady.
Llgni, t5 7526 20; mixed and butcners. 15.50
tvio; good heavy, f 5 25&8 10; rough heavy,
j 355 45.
Cattle market steady.
Lieeves t3 7a6.oo. cows and heifers l..vxa
4. i. Texas steers 13.254 60. stncirers aud
feeders !2.6.v&4.25r w sterns 13 20Q 1.75.
Sheep market unchanged.
Hog market closed weak,
litgnt, C5.75&6 15; mixed and batchers. 5.50
s is good heavy, 15 25t 10; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed unchanged.
Sheep market closed steady.
Estimated receipts Monday: Wheat 140,
corn 500, oats ICU, hogs 35.000.
New York Stocks.
New Yi rk, Sept. 12. The following are the
closing quotations on the New York stock
sugar as C. R. I. & P.soKJSouth
ern Pacltiic 4TH. H.&O. M'i, Atchison com
mon 66, Atchison ptd. 92H. C. M. & St. r.
Manhattan 1311. copwr 47H. W. U.
Tel. Co L. & N. 105?i, C. & A Kdg.
common 63 h'. Can.l'acitic 23?, Leather com
mon 8. M R T. 44 Pacific Mail U.
5. Steel nti. 7. H, U. S. Steel common 20.
Penna. 121?. Mo. Pacitic 9334. Union Pacific
'.vi. coal ud iron 3.i, Krie common
Wabash pfd. 3H- Car foundry 31 H, C &. O
W I6?i, Kep. Steel pfd. 6CH, Rep. Steel cor -mon
, New York Central l---', Illim is
Mew York Hank Statement,
New York, Sept. IS. Reserves ou all df
posits decreased 1.2.775. reserves on de
posit other than U.S. decreased tl.nil.noo;
".ins increased. J2.KS7.0OO; specie increased
13 7.KX): llegals decreased. i.24ii.wuu: ueposiis
ia reasea, W4,3uu: circulation increased
LOCAL HABKET CONDITIONS.
today's Unotatlons on Provisions. Llvs
8 took. Feel and Fuel.
Rock Island. Sept. 12. Following are the
quotations on the local market:
Hnttei Creamery SlcOlSc, dairy 15c
Eggs Fresh 15c.
Live poultry Spring chickens I3.50SI3 Ot
per dozen, hens 9c per pound.
Vcgciauici roiawci. iw, tou
Cattle Steers 4.00 to 14.75. cows ana !
a Mfers 12.00 to 14.25, calves 13.00 to 15.00
Stunning novelties at
$12.00, $15.00, $18.00
Now for Curtains and
The new lines are in.
Some rare bargains to open the
Beautiful new cotton draperies
and Hungarian cloths.
Cretonne Art Neauveau
priced down to 25c, 18c,
15c 12c, and
$1.39 for MeCabe'a Special ruf
fled net curtains, regular value
$2 pair, very positive val- -iq
ue3 at 'V
Made of fine net, heavy ruffle, 100
pairs Just received.
59c for White Swiss Curtains.
50 pairs Is all, cheap atqQ
75c, but only ..OVC
88c for white Swiss curtains,
regular $1.25 value.
$1.25 for hemstitched curtains,
white swiss, never shown Or
before under $1.75, now.. I O
Irish Point, Brussels, Arabian,
Bonne Femme, Art Neauveau cur
tains, latest novelties priced way
1000 yds. 36-inch white
curtain swiss, stripes, yd
500 yds. White Nottingham f flf,
net curtain goods, at i vt
1000 yds. new Silkolines,
value 122c, at ...
White Tambour Swiss, . worth
up to 22c, choice at 15cJQq
Imported Curtain Madras,
40c value, at yd fL
Everything new in curtain 7ET-
goods, 7y,c to 'vt-
Cotton continues to soar In price,
but sheetings, muslins, etc., are as
low as, ever at this store. For in
stance: 36-in fine brown muslin, worth at
Bulcher cut, military heel, fall
weight, very new and snap
py pattern, not $3 but
Remnants bleached muslin.
values p to 10c yd.,
choice, per yard
Many other equally good values
for this week.
We are ready to show the finest
line of FALL SUITS that has
ever been shown in he city . .
6Ae G. " H. Special
Now in. This make shown only
-Gusta.'fsojri & Mayes,?
T The New Clothing Store
"i"i"l"l"l"I"I"I"I-l"l"I"M"I"H-l"I'-M-I"l 1 1 1 1
ill vr-Jia-:v ts ii I!
Telephone 1312 West, or call at 1316 Third A- nue.
Stengel, 15 he Plumber.
to ro s a, s
AVENUE THROUGH TO
Royal Smyrna Rugs
Our superior buying facilities
have brought to us these handsome
Royal Smyrna Rugs at very low
prices. They are the best of their
kind, strictly all wool, reproduc
tions of Oriental rugs and at these
prices will sell rapidly.
Size 30x60. worth $3.75,2
Size 36x72, worth $5.00,
40 rolls and shorter lengths of
fine Japanese and Chinese mat
tings, some of this season's best
patterns to be sold at reduced
prices. You can 6avc some money
15c China 11"
Mattings .1 It
19c Jap. a-
30c Jap. and China y
Some very special prices on new
art metal beds.
From the multitude of good
things in fall styles arriving in
our Shoe Department, we mention:
Ladies fine Dongola lace shoes,
Blucher cut, . military heel, fall
weight, very new and tZf
6nappy pattern, not $3 but i)U
Iadies' Mat top, high cut Vienna
Vamp, patent tip lace shoe, Cuban
heel, usually sells at $3.50. fZfl
While this lot lasts &.OU
Monday and until sold, 48 pair
ladies' heavy Dongola shoes, me
dium weight soles, worth much
more than we ask, very -4 jr?
special at ld
Ladies' extra quality rubbers,
storm or low cut. Come-jf-
quick for these at OVC
Ladies' fine Maco hose, the fa
mous Burlington fast black,
worth 23c pair, thi3
Boys' and girls' school hose,
black ribbed, regular wear f r
registers. 25c hose, per pair IOC
rr m r in l. ,i.hwiiii m nw m,h..i mtmitm
s 1714 Second TAvenvio. j
AVhen von have trouble with
your plumbing', that's a sijru the
work wasn't projH-vlv done at
When you entrust voiir plumb
ing repair work or new to us.
I that's a sifrn you'll have no trou
ble with it.
You'll believe in t.igtis after
jj you have tried our work.
In verv orettv B
styles, lengths 24
to 35 inches priced
up from 98c.
Advance Sale of
Sharp bargains In the new blan
kets will pay you to buy now.
200 pairs cotton blankets,
a great "bargain. Prices a q
130 pairs Southern fleece cotton
blankets, a very fortunateo
purchase, priced now UOC
Two cases soft cotton fleece
blankets, value, $1.00, price
now J dC
Two cases, 160 pairs. 11-4 size,
silky fleece cotton blanket. o
value $1.25, price now VOC
A $3.50 10-4 wool blanket,
gray or tan. price r)0
A $5 all wool blanket, 11-4 size,
white, gray or tan. price CQ
A $6 all wool blanket, in gray,
tan or white, pricey yQ
Handsome plaid blankets, spe
cially priced at $5.38, y Oft
$4.48, $3.98 and X.VO
A positive saving on every pair
of blankets bought now. It 13
better than money in tho bank.
Rare Table Damask
. Silver bleached German linens,
sun bleached on the green gras3.
so retaining the full strength of
the fibre, soft and lustrous as
A trade opportunity enables us
to sell 12 pieces (360 yds.) of this
beautiful table damask at 95c.
Full 72 inches wide, all new,
open bordered patterns, and Q CTf
the price per yard only VOC
size table napkins to
match, per dozen
To keep your attention centered
on this department, we will sell
Monday at 4 p. m.
The well inown Bear Jn
pencil tablets at each
Tuesday at 4 p. m.
Lead pencils with rub-
hoi- Mr, si Hnwm for .........