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THE AHeUS, WJBJXNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 30. 1903.
Pabllsned Daily and Weekly at 1634 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at
postofflce as second-class mattec
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, io cent per week. Weekly,
t per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
Character, political or religious, must nave
real name attached tor publication. No
neb articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
tip In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, September 30, 1903.
llanna should be jiven credit for
his good judgment in choosing Chair
man Dick iis his official excuse maker.
Dick is artful in his wav.
Secretary Cortelyou wants to give
bi (IpiliiTtniPTit if niiitim .rr t mililifi-
ty. Why don't he employ Machen,
jiea vers and a lew otners oi mat
By the terms of his will the late Lu
Iher Lowell bequeathed to the Syca
more public library $500, besides all
of his copies of the Atlantic Monthly,
bound and unbound, and such other
books from his library as his execu
tors see lit to donate after distribu
tions are made among his relatives
and friends. The magazines comprise
eighty volumes and will be a valuable
addition to the .library literature.
The independent packers are form
ing an organization to fight the meat
trust. Of course this means that the
meat trut will have to buy these fel
lows out. Then the price of meat will
be increased until the purchase price
has been raised. Some of the papers
suggest as a remedy to this that the
people eat less meat. Bless you! that
is what they have been doing. They
have been eating less meat, but they
have not been paying out less money.
Last week two noble women from
foreign shores paid a visit to the mis
sions of New York's famous Kast
Side. At one of the meetings con
ducted by the slum workers they
were much impressed with the words
of a prayer offered by a ragged and
unlettered man in the congregation.
The petition is worth printing: "I
pray (iod to send some millionaires
3iere that they may see and know
what is being done here, so that they
will know where to place their money
to save thirsting, struggling souls. O.
God, send us the men and women who
are wasting money where it does no
one any good." Here is a suggestion
for rich men who are anxious to get
rid of their wealth before the day of
their final summons comes.
Writing on the subject of interna
tional yacht races in London Truth,
Henry Laboucherc says: "T imagine
there are a good many Knglanders,
big and little, who feel with me that it
is desirable that we should produce
something entirely different in the
shape of a yacht before any more at
tempts are made to recover the Ameri
ca's cup. If we could only win one
or two races out of five now and again
one would look at these contests with
a different spirit, but to go on build
ing yachts and sending them across
the Atlantic year after year for half
a century and never win a single race
ail the time seems rather humiliating.
If I were a millionaire and going. to
embark on this enterprise, I should
endeavor to purchase at any price one
of the successful American yachts of
the last few years, build one on the
same lines, and give my skipper a
year- or two's training in American
waters before T challenged."
The Window Glass Tax.
Window glass is a necessity in all
northern latitudes, and yet the people
of the United States support the pol
icy of a high tariff that prevents com
petition in that necessary artiele. The
duty on window glass was increased
nearly 100 per cent by the passage of
the Dingley bill and was intended to
prohibit the importation of glass
manufactured in foreign countries.
Having procured this monopoly . of
window glass the combine that con
trols the manufacture of it has doub
led the price and the market is much
over-supplied. Instead of reducing the
price, the trust shuts down the fac
tories, and no window glass has been
manufactured by the trust since last
spring and there is still a large stock
on hand that is awaiting a market.
The glassblowers are therefore idle,
and, having formed a trust of their
own to control wages and restrict
the number of workingmen and en
tered into a combination with the
window glass trust not to furnish
glassblowers for independent or rival
factories, they have cut off all avenue
of employment until the trust can
st.irt the fires again.
This is protection run mad to the
undoinv of the American people.
The window glass trust is protected
by the tariff of 60 to 100 per cent and
is charging double what its products
are worth. The labor trust is paid
enormous wages, -when employed, but
that is not more than half the time, so
the yearly income of the glassblowers
is not more than half what their per
diem rate is. The independent win
dow glass factories are being run by
glassblowers w ho are not members of
the labor organization, which claims
to be the regular one, but compose
another organization between which
and the regular body there Is a feud
of long standing.
The citizen who has to buy window
glass is, it will be seen, held up by the
trust for all the market will bear, just
enough being charged to prevent the
importation of foreign made glass.
The profits are enormous and would
be much greater if the demand was
large enough to keep all the factories
running full time. It is almost im
possible to arrive .at the present
wholesale price of window glass, as
the independent and also the trust
will both make special discounts for
a carload order, but the price is some
where between $.1.r0 and $4 a box.
Before the Dingley tariff was enacted
in 1S07 the price rarely exceeded $2.
From January to April. 1S!K), it was
hut. $1.02. Immediately the extra duty
granted trusts came into effect in
1S07 the price advanced to $2. P.O. and
in 1001 reached $4..G. If the window
glass trust was compelled to compete
with the world the price of window
glass would- fall to the price it sold
for in other countries, with freight,
profit and expenses added. The
freight and other expenses of import
ing would give quite a large margin
of profit to the trust, and yet the
price which the people would pay
would be reasonable.
There is no schedule of the Dingley
tariff law that robs the consumer
more than the tax on window glass
and every home in the laud is a con
stant contributor to the legalized ex
tortion that the law gives the trnst.s
IN THE SUBURBS.
Andalusia, Sept. 30. II. C. Harris,
of Kock Island, was in our village one
day last week.
Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. Zan Ilird, a
nine-pound girl, Sept. 23.
Mrs. Saunders, of Kock Island, is
visiting at the home of Rev. J. W.
Mrs. X. O. Phillips and Mrs. D. R.
Holmes have gone to Chicago to visit
their sister. Mrs. Kilpatrick.
Willard Parmenter departed for'
Oilman Friday of last week. He will
visit his son Ray and other relatives.
K. B. Roberts and wife and T. W.
Simmons and wife were Sunday visi
tors at F. 1!. Young's, near F.dgiug
ton. The ladies of the Baptist society
will give a dinner at the home of Mrs.
R. (J. Thompson. Wednesday. Oct. 14.
Friday. Sept. 2., was the loth wed
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Oil
more Hobart. A number of their
friends with well filled baskets gave
them a surprise. A dinner was serv
ed, after which a substantial token of
esteem was presented to Mr. and
Foster, Sept. 30. Rev. M. Xuetz
niann started a series of revival meet
ings at the German M. E. church Mon
Mrs. .Arthur Muhlenburg returned
to her home at Mannon Sunday after
a pleasant visit with Mrs. William
The Misses Bessie and Louisa Feld
man went to Wilton Tuesday for a
week's visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. William Parker have
a new baby boy, born the 2.'trd inst.
Miss Anna Zollner and cousin. Miss
Minnie Krueger, went to Milan Fri
day, where they visited Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kliest entertained
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kuthenburg and
family, of Muscatine, last week.
The teachers of this vicinity held a
successful meeting at Xo. 2 last Sat
urday. Miss Abbie Feldman is visiting at
the home of Rev. and Mrs. C. L. Flan
ders, of Marston.
Rheumatism Cared la a Ir.
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 tho cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. The
first dose gTeatly benefits." 75c and
$J. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenuer . Rock Island j' Gustave
Schlegel & "Son, 2oXYe8t Second
A Pnrcstlvs Pleasure.
If you ever took DeWitt's Little
Early Risers for biliousness or con
stipation you know what a purgative
pleasure is. These famous little pills
cleanse the liver and rid the system
of all bile without producing unpleas
ant effects. They do not gripe, sicken
or weaken, but give tone and strength
to the tissues and organs involved.
W. II. Howell, of Houston, Texas,
says: "Xo better pill can be used
than Little Early Risers for constipa
tion, sick headache, etc.."
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Reiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
feet Swollen to Immense Size.
"I had kidney trouble so bad," says
J. J. Cox, of Valley View, Ky., "that
I could not work, my feet were swol
len to immense size and I was confin
ed to my bed and physicians were un
able to give me any relief. My doc
tor finally prescribed Foleyls Kidney
Cure which made a well man of me.
Avoid serious results of kidney or
bladder disorder, by taking Foley's
Kidney Cure. All drugyists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
He Was Afraid of Thunder.
Kate was such a dashing girl that
everybody wondered when she married
a quiet, unobtrusive mnn who had a
dread of thunderstorms. Uowever,
Clarence and Kate Hastings seemed to
get on well enough, and certainly both
adored their four children, till Bruce
Sayler cauie along1 and took a fancy
to Mrs. Hastings. Then trouble began.
Sayler was a fine looking man, wllh
something aggressive about him that
usually gave him his own way.
One evening Sayler asked Hastings
to go with hi in to make a call. Hast
ings unsuspectingly accepted. He was
taken to the house of a wt man whom
he bad never seen and left alone with
her ' while Sayler excused himself.
Then an irate husband rushed In and
made a great ado about catching the
visitor with his wife. Hastings got
out safely, but the affair came to his
wife's ears. In vain he pleaded Inno
cence and asserted that Sayler had
tricked him. Sayler told a different
story, that was believed by the wife.
By this time Hastings had got the
drift of the matter, which was that
Sayler had acquired such an influence
over his wife that she was about to
Join with him to remove her husband
by divorce In order to put Sayler in his
place. Hastings was crushed. Then
out of his despair came action.
The two men were members of the
same club, and one evening Sayler was
discoursing loudly to a party of friends,
monopolizing the conversation, when
Hastings stepped up to blm and said
"Sayler, yon are a puppy. You are a
thief. You are a coward."
Sayler glared at him, but made no
reply. Hastings drew away and sent a
message to his enemy that he might as
well make up his mind to fight sooner
or later, for he proposed to insult him
every time he entered the club., Sayler
replied that dueling was not in vogue
in America. He would not fight under
the code, but if Hastings did not re
frain from his insults he would chas
tise him. To this Hastings replied that
be was armed and that If Sayler laid
a finger on him he 'would kill him.
The next night and the next, when
ever and wherever the two men met,
Hastings gave a deliberate insult, and
at last it came to be the opinion of the
club members that Sayler must take
some notice of the matter or resign.
Then he sent a challenge to Hastings.
No one took it upon himself or her
self to inform Mrs. Hastings about the
matter, and Sayler. after announcing
to her the first insult und asserting that
he hud paid no attention to the in
significant husband, did not mention
any of the later insults or the chal
lenge. She was still very much under
Saylers influence, but was undecided
from day to day what course to take.
When Sayler was with ber she did as
he said; when he was absent she be
came undecided, and indecision is wear
ing on any one. She began to wish
Sayler somewhere else.
When Hastings got the challenge that
he was a month working for. his reply
was ready. As the challenged parly he
had the choice of terms. He sent a re
ply that these terms were six cham
ber revolvers, the distance five paces,
the firing to continue till both men
were unable to fire any longer or the
chambers of loth revolvers were emp
tied. Sayler sent a reply that no one could
be expected to fight under terms that
meant death probably to both parties,
and he considered the matter at an end.
Hastings sent word that death was ex
actly what he meant and what he
would have sooner or later. Then he
resumed his Insults.
By this time the friends of both par
ties began to get an Inkling as to whnt
was the trouble and sympathy went
with Hastings. Sayler began to look
careworn. All his aggressiveness was
gone, he ceased to talk loud and volu
bly, he went about with a hangdog
look. Meanwhile he had discontinued
his visits to Mrs. Hastings.
Then came the last Insult of the
series. Hastings, meeting his enemy
in the club, said to him publicly:
"You're a coward and won't fight,
but I'll make you fight before I get
through with you."
- The next day Sayler sent a friend to
Hastings to know what would satisfy
him. Hastings replied that he could
only be appeased by Sayler's leaving
the country under a written promise
not to communicate with Mrs. Hast
ings and never return. Then there
were negotiations in which Sayler tried
to get better terms. He failed, Hast
ings standing firm in requiring either
death or absence. Finally Sayler yield
ed, sold out his business and went to
England, leaving a paper In Hastings'
hands exonerating Mrs. Hastings and
agreeing never again to see or commu
nicate with her.
Hastings took the paper home, told
his wife what he had been doing and
showed her the paper. She was not
only astonished, but could not under
stand how she had been oblivious to so
much resolution in the one roan and
lack of manliness in the other. She
would have given worlds to undo what
she had done and regain, her husband's
"I have done it for our children," he
said. "You and I will live together as
husband and wife for their sake."
As years rolled by and Hastings be
came convinced that there had been
nothing criminal on the part of his
wife he forgave her.
Thus was a family saved from a per
petual horror by the resolution of its
head. It goes to show that a timid
man may under a great stimulus be
the Quintessence of bravery.
F. A. MITCHEL.
and are ready
T5hs Shoe Man
For Goodness Sake
lbs Orauulate.l sugar. .$1. .".."
Arbuckles and'XXXX t'of-
.j. fee, package . . . .' 10c
V. 1) can Salmon. 10c 3 for ic
Have you realized the fact that you can save money enough
on your grocery bill to pay the butcher, by buying for CASH.
You know what goods sell at as well as I. Note these prices:
Oil Sardines. ."), 0 for ,
tistard Sardines. :; cans... 2.c
I'able Pears. ?. lb. can.
f Table Peaches, :t lb can l.c
-2 for -W
Crackers, per pound oe
(iinger Snaps, per pound .. ."
C Men Cate Flour, sack 1.0.1
X D'l. I''"- gnl
Casoline. per gal 1.1c
... Yeast Foam, pkg
('i mpressed Yeast, cake. . . . le
X(yi Such Mince Meat, 3
Salt, 10c'. sack
(lol l Dust, 4 lb. pkgs
Sa polio. 2 cakes
Santa Clans Soap, tl bars..
K. 1. Soap. 11 bars
Creamery Butter, per lb 20e
Force. Xorka. Cera Xut 4.
Flakes, pkir 10c
Malta Vila, pkgs
Corn Meal, sack .'
1. H- 4,
Kye Flour, sack .
live Meal, sack ::0c
Demonstration of Malta Vita at Ovir Store
Oct. 1, 2 and 3.
CUT OUT THIS AD.
To the loy or girl of 12 years of age or under who brings to
this store before s p. in.. Oct. 10. the greatest number of these
ads in addressed scaled emelope. will be given a prize of $1.
Yoirs For Ca.sh,
W.J. M O E L L ER ,
old imioxi: 1215. xi:v i'lioxi: 5si. 2o::o fifth avkxue.
"TT i I" 'V V l' I V '"TtTTT rTTTTVTT i 1-1" "I 'I "l" V 1V F F V I V I V I r r I V 'I 'I V 'V Vt
Night School act Brown's
BEGINNING OCT. 5.
MONDAY. THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Enrollment Nights, Oct. 1 and 2.
Uookkceping. Shorthand. Typewriting. Diisiuess Let tcrwrit ing.
Penmanship. Spelling and Arithmetic.
Brown's Business College.
Nothing Better Than
Call and look through our new
Fixture Iloom. JSow stock.
IV. A. ROBB & CO.,
119 18tll St. Phone West 1538
If that old hat of your looks worn and
shiny. Take it to the
UNION HAT MAKER
324 Seventeenth St. Rock Island.
lie will make it look like new. Straw
and Panama hats cleaned and
Work Satisfactory Or No Charge.
We are ready to, show the finest
line of FALL SUITS that has
ever been shown in the city '. .
&Ae G. L H. Special
Now in. This make shown only
Gustafsoo & Mayes,!
J3he New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
Liioleims and Oilcloths
Oilcloth Squares for Stoves
Our display of Linoleums embraces
everything in the line, Cork, Plain and
Printed Linolevims. ;
We show the famous "Kirkcaldy, M in
laid Linoleums from the original and g
t- r a P.
genuine ouuiui inanviiaciurers
We carry the complete line in all
Estimates cheerfully given.
See the old -English bathroom blvio
324-328 Brady Street.
uA Sank Account
J Promotes Credit, establishes respoiiHi- j
liility and results in security. It is your
Z Best Friend. Start one today. X
PER. CENT paid on deposits in
the Savings department of the
ROCK ISLAND. ILL. J
I Money on Yovir SaJaa-y '
e make loans, in amounts from $10 upwards, to re
liable salaried employes, holding permanent position?,
on jour plain' note: ' Kverjthing confidential. Let us
tell you more al tout it . ...
FIDELITY LOAJV COMTA JV
Mitchell a Lynde Block,' Room 38.
Oilice Hours: 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday Evenings.
Telephone West 15H s r -i i j
New Telephone 6011. 3 KOCK Island
f ....Liqviors for Her Table....
-7 I t Mil - -f .
fef . Street
are here in variety and abund
ance selected stock cham
fagncs, clarets, sauternes, with
whiskies, etc., for highballs ad
cocktails for the husband and
guests. All goods delivered if
that is desired.
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
uare, eor. Seventeenth
and Third Avenue.