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Wednesday by Frank P. Lewis, Peoria
111., for his celebrated Single Binder
cigar. A written guarantee was given
that the entire amount was to be fancy
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makes the Lewis factory the largest
holder in the United States of tobacco
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STRANGE IF TRUE
Story Published of Nervy Trick
Perpetrated ir Texas
Oil Fields. -
8TANDAED COMPANY ELAMID
Salt Water Naid to IImvi' H.-i rump
From taulfliilo Incla ri.
The Fort Worth Telegram prints
the most startling story that has ever
come out of the Beaumont oil fields,
and states that its informant is out;
;f the most prominent men in Fort
Worth and who returned from Beau
ruont recently. The alleged facts set
forth will lie of interest to local in
vestors in oil stock, as the Texas pa
per's article verifies what has already
appeared in the Associated Press tin
The man declares that the Standard
Oil company has perpetrated a most
gigantic swindle in -the Beaumont
fields and that positively established
details are coming to light.
The independent oil companies of
Heaiimont are the victims, many of
which have been wrecked by the
Staindard's work, it is said. Recently
some of the leading men of the wreck
ed -r injured companies determined
to investigate and in two days they
raised $27.(K) with which to push the
work. The developments, it dec lares,
are simply astounding. It is shown
that the numerous oil wells that Ave re
apparently ruined by salt water were
put in their bad condition by the
jP lay 4? at the Illinois
"A Thoroughbred Tramp" is the at
traction at the Illinois tomorrow ev
ening. It is heralded as Elmer Wal
ter's "terrific success."
The novel and startling melodrama,
"A Buined Life." Avhich conies to the
Illinois next Thursday, presents a
number of characters to a certain ex
tent new to the stage. The company
is a perfect one from a melodrama
standpoint and includes many favor
ites f the footlights who for years
have been known as popular players.
Clara Thropp, a charming young
leading lady, portrays tlie part o
"Arlulia," a beautiful queen of the
Gypsies. The character allows a
great scope: for her well known emo
tional powers. Arthur S. I'iekens is
also in the cast, characterizing the
part tif "Milo, the Unknown." Mr.
I'iekens has; ben before the public for
a number of years and is a very. clever
romantic actor. Miss Hariett Davis
as the adventuress, has a difficult and
heavy character to sustain, but her
experience in that line has placed her
tn the front rank of heavy women,
and she has made a decided hit in "A
Ruined Life." The heroic male char
acter, "Delos Lamont." a young
Frenchman, who is the inventor of a
practical airship, which furnishes
one of the sensational climaxes
of the play, is in the hands of Wayne
Arey. who is a handsome, intelligent
and forceful actor. The comedy part
of "Teebie .Tim," a negrti "from Lou
isville, Ky., Unitftd States of America,
yah. antl proud of it. too, sah," is
faithfully and laughably enacted by
Hary K. Xobbette, a comedian of un
usually clever preception and jolly per
sonality. Joseph Hart, who appears at the
Illinois soon in the original role of
the new musical comedy, "Foxy
Grandpa," made his- first appearance
on the stage under J. L. Kernan's
management some years ago. Jte's
piece tie resistance in these days was
his clever handling of the banjo, and
in this line, he has. perhaps, never
It seems evident from the hold
George Atle's new comedy drama.
"The County Chairman." already has
taken on Chicago play goers that this
piece is dextined to become the great
est success achieved by the author. It
has been packing the Studebakcr at
every performance since it was
brought out a trifle more than a
week ago and has received one of the
most remarkable receptions in the
history of Chicago theatricals. Kvery
newspaper 'critic has been profuse, in
praising Mr. Ade's new work and has
found in his "County Chairman" the
typical American rural drama It is:
A . Jr.
Standard Oil company's conspirators.
As fast as a 'company went to the wall
its pn perty was bought in by the
trust. By accident, it is claimed, the
desperate work of the Standard com
pany was recently discovered, ,
Tlie Standard Oil company long afro
built a pipe line from Beaumont to
the Gulf of Mexico. A pumping sta
tion was erected at Ilea union t and
another at the gulf. Oil was pumped
through the pipe line to the gulf and
thence shipped to various parts of
the world. Suddenly many wells of
independent companies had salt wa
ter in them.
The ruin of the owners is part , of
the history of the field. One day not
long ago tme of the pumping stations
got out of working order and all
pumping to the gulf had to be sus
pended while repairs were being
made. Suddenly wells that have been
giving out fully tine-half salt wafer
began flowing nothing but oil, good
fuel oil, it is declared.
That put the investigation on foot.
The investigators secretly, at night,
plugged up the pipe line at theBeau
imint end. They drove several miles
into the country, dug into the ground
over the pipe line, and salt water
gushed into the air nenrly 100 feet.
It is claimed that the pressure was
from the gulf pumping station, and
that salt water was being pumped to
Beaumont and into wells that the
Standard company's conspirators de
sired to wreck. The informant of the
Telegram declares that a force of t!e
teetives is at work to secure further
evidence in connection with the con
Avoid serious results of kidney or
bladder disorder by taking Foley's
Kidney Cure. All druggists.
in its fidelity to real life that the
"County Chairman" excels. All of Mr.
Atle's characters are aptly drawn,
without exaggeration or chariaetur
ing and he has drawn :i conscientious
picture of the western villager as he
really is. The atmosphere of the piece
is sweet and wholesome antl its story
mildly romantic and pretty. Mr. Ade
remarked when he was called before
the curtain on the opening night that
he had "endeavored to picture the
middle west with a minimum of chin
whiskers and gold bricks" and the va
rious scenes and characters of his
f-f play show how well lie has succeeded.
There can be no question but "The
County Chairman" is only starting
upon a long career of popularity. It
is pronounced tine of the best rural
dramas ever written and possesses
tlie attributes which people of the
middle west have been impatiently
waiting for for years. Chicago never
had a greater success than this new
est work of Mr. Ade.
Itob Cole, of Cole & Johnson ISrot It
ers, composer of "Under the ltamboo
Tree." was born in Atlanta, (5a.. but
he often went down to Savannah to
visit frientls when he was about 17
years old, and during one of these
visits he took a notion that he wanted
to be a sailor. So he watched his op
portunity ami tme day ran away and
shipped tin a vessel bound for the
At the close of tine tlark night he
was sent aloft to see if he could see a
light, and the officer on deck walked
off and forgot about him. An hour
later he remembered that he had sent
"Aloft there." he shouted.
"Ay, ay, sir."
"Do von se a liht?"
"What light is it?"
"Daylight, by jingo," shouted Cole.
Corinne has received several tempt
ing offers ttt go into vaudeville this
season, but so far she has declined
them all. as she prefers to remain in
The last time that Tim Murphy
played in Duffalo he paid a visit to
Xiagara Falls, and as he was standing
on the embankment . Avatching the
rush and Avhirl of the waters an Irish
gentleman and a guide came along
and stoped near him.
"There!" exclaimed the guide, "isn't
"Wonderful! What's wonderful?"
came the query.
"Why, to see all that water come
thundering over them rocks." ;
"Faith, there's nothing wonderful in
that. What the deal 5s there to hinder
it from coming over!" .
TO BE IMPORTANT
Much Interest in Coming Central
Illinois Methodist Con
ference. AT MONMOUTH THIS MONTH
Detailed Program Now Anoouocetl
Meeting Covers Six
Indications are that the JSth annual
session tif the central Illinois confer
ence at Monmouth from Kept. 23 to 20
will be one of the most important
ever held. The conference comprises
five districts and embraces some 200
charges, and upward of 500 delegates
will be in attendance.
Tlie meeting this year is especially
important because of tlie fact that
delegates to the quadrennial general
conference of the church, which is to
meet next year at Los Angeles, Cal..
will be elected. Not only will clerical
delegates be chosen, but the lay elec
toral conference will also meet and
elect its delegates.
Rev. Henderson Ritchie will deliver
a lecture the evening of the 22nd on
"IMonecr F.xperience in Illint is." He
was the first white child born in War
ren county. For many years he la
bored in the mission fields of western
Illinois, but tif late years has made
his home at Council Grove. Kans.,
where he is now serving as probate
The program for conference week,
which is now complete, is as follows:
Wwtluesilar- Spt. 33.
S:;; a. m. Opening of conference.
2::.0 p. m. Oriental entertainment.
Village Life in the Orient, Miss Flor
ence Ien Oliel.
7:.'!0 p. m. Anniversary tif the
Freedmen's Aid and Southern Educa
tional society. Address. "The Negro
and the Nation." Dr. K. I Parks.
Thursday Spt. 34.
2:00 p. m. Annual meeting of tlie
W. II. M. S., Mrs. L. (5. Murphy.
4:0O p. m. Oriental entertainment,
"Desert Life." Miss Florence Len
7:."0 p. m. Anniversary of mission
ary society. Address, Dr. A. I). Leon
ard. FrlctnT. K-pt. 35.
10 a. m. Lady Electoral Conference
in First United Presbyterian church.
2:(MI j. m. Annual meeting of Con
ference Claimants' society. 'Address
by Hishop McCabe and Dr. C. (). Mc
Culloch. 4:00 p. in. Oriental entertainment,
"Covenants tif the Orient," Miss I'.en
7:"0 ). m. Annual meeting of the
Conference Temperance society. Ad
dress by Rev. T. R. Strobridge! D. !..
and William II. Anderson, attorney of
Illinois Anti-Saloon league.
SMtardM-. Kept. SB.
2:00 p. m. Annual meeting tf the
W. F. M. S. Address by Mrs. Jennie
4:00 p. in. Annual meeting tif Up
worth League. Address by Dr. ,1. T.
Snntlar. Spt. 27.
0:00 a. m. Conference love feast,
ltl by Rev. J. S. dimming, D. D., and
JJev. J. (i. Evans. I). IX. I I.. 1).
l:r.O p. m. Sermon by I lis hop Mc
Cabe. Ordination of deacons.
:J:(H) . m. Memorial service for
members tleeeased during the year.
Ordination of elders.
7::iO j). m. Anniversary tif Church
Extension society. Address by Dr.
Rt bert F. Forbes.
Monday. Sept. 28.
S:.'!0 a. m. I'.usjness. Reading
TALES OF TOWN
I'ehind the return tif a marriage li
cense to the Rock Island county
clerk lies the romantic story tif the
defeat of one and victory for another
young man in the quest for the hand
tif a well known Rock Island girl who
is now- the happy bride of a profes
sional man, who has hung out his
shingle in a town in u nearby state.
The wedding was celebrated in tme
of the churches tif the city, and was
largely attended by the relatives and
friends of the principals to the event.
The gentleman and the young lady
whom ho eventually led to the altar
had been sweethearts since their high
school days and it was agreed be
tween them antl their families that
they should wed when the party tif
the first part had finished his pro
Hut while he was attending school
in another city his sweetheart had
secured employment in an office where
there Avas another young man, who
from the start was unusually atten
tive t'i her. In time he proposed,
and judging by subsequent events,
At any rate he betook himself to the
office of the county clerk and secured
a marriage license. This was on Sat
urday. He ditl not seem to be in a
hurry about having the ceremony
performed, and the following Monday
the young professional man, who had
been practicing in the town where he
and his bride are now domiciled, drop
ped into the city, proceeded to' the
home of his beloved, arranged for the
wedding, procured the license and had
the happy event celebrated forth
with. The office admirer was going ahead
with his plans when to his surprise
he read the announcement of the mar
riage of the young lady to his rival.
He had Bimply been too slow, that is
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Professor Powell, of Washington, D. C,
PROF. W. B. POWELL.
(vSn supt. public schools yCp S)
Prof. VT. B. Powell, of Washington,
In the country. For fifteen years he
Schools of "Washington, which is considered the best school system in tho United
States. Professor Powell la the author of a number of school books which are
used throughout tho United States.
This well known gentleman does not hesitate to recommend Pernna to his
countless friends and acquaintances all over the United States. In a recent letter
from 1410 N street, N. W "Washinjrton,
" Persuaded by a friend I have used Pcruna as a tonic, and I take
pleasure in recommending your remedy. Peruna is indeed a good
medicine and should be la every household." W. D. POWELL. C
all. lie immediately hat! the record
tif the license he had obtained erased
from the big book at the court house,
so thai the fulure will know noth
ing tif his blunder except through the
An s-year-old Kock Island lad who
had been spt nding a few, months with
relatives in the rural districts return
ed home the oilier day. lie reported
having a great lime, havimr taken par
ticular interest in the breaking tif a
couple of young horses by the man on
the farm during his stay, and then set
about inquiring how things had pro
gressed in the neighborhood during
his absence, one tif his first questions
"Ma'ma. is the baby broke yet?"
Heard on a Fourth avenue car:
"Hard luck. sure. lut, cheer up,
old man; remember even the river lias
its ups and downs. If you don't be
lieve me, come down to Ihe brink tif
the old Mississippi some day and
watch the waves go broke on the
And then the trolley slipped, tlie
lights went out. antl there would have
been a riot hadn't (Officer Charley
Moody been on the car.
Tyo girls 'crossing from Iaenporf
lo Kock Island on the ferry were chat
"If one should die from eating a
cucumber." said the one in the peek-it-boo
waist, "what would be the num
ber of his telephone?"
Tlie girl with tlie sailor hat chewed
desperately tin her gum. "titiess I'll
have to give up."
'"S-l-2 (ireen." was the reply.
There was a break in the machi
nery, and Ihe boat was laid up the
rest of tlie morning for repairs.
A joke from a recent play at tlie
"When I walked into the kitchen
this morning a big rat jumped out
tif the stove."
"(Jraeious! Did you kill him?"'
"Xd. He was just out of my range."
A Iloy'a Wild Rlttv for Life
With family around expecting hiin
to die, and. a son riding for life IS.
miles to get lr. King's New Discovery
for consumption, coughs and colds, W.
II. Brown, of Leesville. Ind., endured
death's agonies from asthma; but this
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Like marvelous cures of consumption,
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Guaranteed bottles, 50 cents and $1.
Trial bottles free at HaHz & Ulle
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D. C, is one of the best known educators
has been Superintendent of the Public
D.C., to Dr. llartmau, ho says:
Enrollment can be made with,
advantage at any time.
f fetes Clciiw a Formed Each Weci
Peoria to I'vansville, Ind., and return,
Saturday, Sept. 12.
J'J 2L C Peoria to Houston, and San Antonio,
vJA J Tex., and return, and all intermedi
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O C Peoria to Chattanooga and return,
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O-ir annual excursion to Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky points oc
currs on Oct. 0 this year. Be sure and wait for it.
For information in detail, etc., write or call on us personally, all
questions cheerfully answered.
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323 MAI.X STKEKT. THONE, MAIN 896.
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SUCH straightforward evidence can
not be overlooked. What the com
mon people say carries weight, but when
a man of national prominence says 'Pe
runa snouia ne used, in every household,'"
it Is a significant fact to the increasing
prominence and undoubted eflicacy of
Pernna Is of national fame as a catarrh
remedy. It is the only internal sys
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ical profession. It makes diseased mu
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the mucous membrane lining the nose,
throat, lungs, stomach, kidneys or pel
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all these organs, because two-thirds of
the ills of mankind are due to catarrh.
With healthy mucous membranes cli
matic diseases lose their terror, the sys
tem is enabled to throw off contagion,
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Mr. A. T. Wood, Mt. Sterling, Ky.,
" For many years I have been a suf
ferer from catarrh, and have spent
time and money with physicians and
used many kinds ot remedies which
were 'guaranteed sure cures, but la
every case it was money thrown away.
I reaped no benefit whatever from
them. In my seemingly vain searclt
tor relief I purchased a bottle of Pe
runa, having no confidence tn it what
ever at the time. This was about one
year ago, and I began to Improve and
was able to attena to my ousiaess
without being constantly hampered by
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being. My hearing, which was almost
entirely gone in one ear, got very much
better. The medicine not only seems
to cure, but to prevent disease.
"This winter when every one was
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stone wall, absoluiety proof against it.
1 am not a believer In 'patent medi
cines, having found the majority of
them fakes, but I do not hesitate to
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cine tor catarrh the world has ever
seen. I keep a bottle, ot it at home
constantly and shall continue to do so,
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that I don't put a bottle of It In my
grip.' A. T. WOOD.
Mr.EvanD. Bowen, Dodge City, Kan.,
Conductor on the A. T. fc S. P. R. P..,
writes : "I have had catarrh of the stom
ach for seven years, and I began to think
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Peruna since that time and have never
lost a trip, and now weigh 200 pounds.
Evan D. Bowen.
If you do not derive' prompt and satis
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write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
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. Address Dr. ITartman, Presidcin tof
The llartman Sanitarium, Coliuiijjua.
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