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THE A3R&U8 TIIORSDAY, OCTOBER 1. 103.
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such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
6 alp In Rock Island county.
Thursday, October 1, 1903.
A 50-pound squirrel-hawk has been
shot in Central park. New York City,
and the people there are gunning;
within the city limits for a tiger!
Koosevelt has lost the opportunity of
Ins life by returning to Washington.
The New York Commercial says
the "lobster" hat is one of the latest
novelties in women's headgear. It fol
lows, of course, that the husbands of
fashionable wives and the fathers of
fashionable daihters are going to
Kansas women voters have proba
bly elected a majority of the members
Of the county school boards of the
ttate. Their platform denounces the
clause in female teachers' contracts
forbidding them to marry during
their terms of service.
A New York paper lias attacked! lr.
Lorenz, the eminent Vienna surgeon,
saying that a number of his'-operations
have ended disastrously. As
Lorenz was confining attention to
cases held to be hopeless he certainly
could do no particular harm, and if
he succeeded in curing 10 per cent he
may be said to have accomplished a
United States Steel.
The stock market has been demor
alized for some time, largely through
the heavy selling of stocks and bonds
of the United States steel corporation.
The tremendous fall in steel securi
ties is commonly thought to be a
mystery or a wholly inexplicable per
formance. It certainly is if the great
trust is to maintain its dividends,
liut there is nothing mysterious about
it if the iron and steel market is fall
ing into a state which will coimiil the
suspension of dividends on the com
mon and some reduction in the 7 per
cent rate on the preferred; and if,
also, the great trust posseses little or
no power to overcome the lower
prices for its productions in the costs
of production. Nobody now attributes
to this or any of the trusts any such
power as that least of all to the
steel trust whch provides most of its
own raw material and cannot there
fore gain, from lower prices of ore
and iron, much of what it loses on
jwer prices for the finished product.
The whole question of the ability of
the steel trust to continue present
dividends, therefore, turns upon its
ability to maintain present or recent
prices of its products on the recent
volume of business. This it cannot do.
It is recognized on all sides that the
"boom" in iron and steel is over. If
the boom prices of steel products
are still well maintained, the fall in
iron certainly foreshadows a fall
But if prices are being maintained
the old volume of business is not. The
demand is falling away materially
through the economies of the rail
roads and other large users of. steel,
through the depression in the building
industry, and so on. and the closing
of the tin plate mills... construction
iron works, and steel mills by the big
trusfas chronicled in recent news dis
patches. What has become obvious is that
the iron and steel market is relapsing
into that comparatively depressed
condition to which heretofore it has
invariably fallen after! a period of
boom; and what has all along been
obvious is that only wpon the basis of
boom prices and volume of business
can the trust pay dividends on that
part of its capital which represents
no investment of anv kind.
The Value of Advertising.
John Wanamaker. of Philadelphia
and New York, is the most success
ful merchant in the I'nited States. In
an interview the other day he said
that "a young man starting out in life
with the determination to be absolute
ly honest, to be successful he must
know that the people he deals with
are honest. Otherwise he will not cut
much of a figure in the business world.
At least lie will have to devise a plan
which will insure honesty on their
part when he is dealing with them.
In business this quality will be valu
able. And the most difficult step in
the progress of an honest business
man is tn continually let his posses
sion Nof this quality be generally
known. Many an honest man fails be
came be is a " poor advertiser. By
systematic honesty and by exercising
judgment in its display most young
men will succeed. As a business
quality it has to be built up, and when
.proficiency is demonstrated the value
is create. ' Tbia is business honesty."
Mr. Wanamaker' immense business
has been built up through .continued
and judicious advertising. He is the
largest advertiser in the world, using
more columns of newspaper space
than any other man or any corpora
tion. That is why, as he frankly con
fesses, he has succeeded. That is how
any merchant may. succeed be hon
est and advertise.
The cost of living still continues ab
normally high. The coal trust, the
beef trust and the thousands of other
combines are still doing business with
out let tr hindrance. The railroad
mergers are advancing their rates,
claiming that their expenses have in
creased and their revenue must be In
creased proportionately. These high
prices for alout everything must of
course be borne by the consumers, and
as a great proportion of these earn
wages or salaries that have not been
increased, or If any Advance has been
made not to the extent that the cost of
living has Increased, their plight Is a
soriou one. Some of the thoroughly
organized labor unions have been able
to force their employers to pay higher
Wages, but the great mass of laborers
do not lolong to labor organizations,
and their wages have been raised but
n trifle compared to the Increased price
cf what they purchase.
P.ut it is the citizen with the fixed In
come that trust prices press the most
heavily upon, such as clerks and others
whose wages do not raise with the cost
of living. The small hotel and board
ing house keepers are having n hard
time to make both ends meet. The
price the coal and beef trusts extort
from those who with the strictest econ
omy in normal times only get a living
is disastrous in these times of trust
A -Civil Service Reformer.
The statement of Postmaster General
Tayne that President Koosevelt was
fully aware of the deal that had been
made for the division of the spoils of
office In Delaware Is rather hari on a
civil service reformer such as Presi
dent Koosevelt professes to be. It
must be especially disheartening to
those Republicans who were hopeful
that their party would not be disgraced
by complicity with the attempt of Ad
dicks to purchase the Delaware sen
atorshlp. That Mr. Payne should have
given the Addicks faction its share
of the political spoils was to be ex
pected, but that the president acqui
esced in supporting the notorious Ad
dicks is a shock to all patriots who de
mand decent government.
The offense that Miss Todd had com
mitted and for which her dismissal
was requested was that she opposed
the Addicks faction,' and that and that
alone is why Mr. Tayne as official
headsman chopped off her head. There
was no word against her personal or
official conduct, no petition from pa
trons of the office for her removal, but
she and ber family were opposed to
A Protective Paradox.
A paradox is the duty on wheat flour
of 25 per cent nd valorem, for if the
manufacturers of flour' were protected
like the manufacturers of other arti
cles they could add the 25 per cent pro
tection to the price they charge, or
nearly that, and yet no foreign flour
could come In and compete with them.
The price of flour that la exported is
fixed by the law of supply and demand
In the markets of the world, where the
surplus from all countries which pro
duce more than they can themselves
consume is sold In competition, so that
neither the farmers'nor the millers are
protected by the duty oil flour.
STKONG EVIDENCE OF FAITH
T. II. Thomas Guarantees That Ilyomel
Will Car the Worst Case of Catarrh
In Rock Island-
When one of the most reputable
concerns in Rock Island guarantees
that a medicine will effect a cure or
it will refund the money, it speaks
volumes as to the merits of that rem
edy. It is in this way that T? IJ.
Thomas is selling llyomei, the treat
ment, that has made so many remark
able cures of both acute and chronic
catarrh in Rock Island and vicinity.
llyomei is not a! pill nor is it a
liquid that has to be taken with a
tablespoon or wineglass. Just breathe
it bv the aid of aninhaler fhaf" comes
in every outfit and benefit will be seen
from the first treatment.
It destroys all germ life in the air
passages and lungs and enriches and
purifies the blood with additional
ozone. It cures catarrh of the head
and throat, or of the stomach, liver
and kidneys. Whatever mucous mem
brane contains catarrhal germs, there
llyomei will do its work of healing.
When using Ihis treatment, the air
you breathe will be' found like that on
the mountains" high above the sea
level, where grow balsamac trees and
plants which make the air pure by
giving off volatile antiseptic fragrance
that is healing to the respiratory or
A complete Hyomei outfit costs but
$1.00, and includes'an Inhaler, dropper
and sufficient -' Ilyomel for several
weeks treatment. ;
Remember that, if Hyomei does not
cure you, T. II. Thomas- will refund
j-our money. This is a good- time to
cure catarrh by this natural method
and prevent catarrhal colds that are
common at this ,seaso; .'
A toT Letts r. 1 ''
would not interest "you if you're look
ing for a guaranteed salve for sores,
burns or piles. 'Otto Dodd, of Ponder,
Mo., writes: "I buffered with nn ugly
sore for a year, but a box of Buck
len's Arnica Salve "cured me'. It's the
best salve on earth." 25 cents?' at Hartz
& UllemeyerV drug Store;
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Turner murder case was before
the coroner. Old man Turner had been
found at 8 o'clock in the evening, with
a cup that bad contained tea before
him, dead in his chair. Prussic add
bad been found iu the dregs. Agatha
Drew, his niece, was being examined.
"Have you been brought up to con
sider yourself your wncle's heiress?"
"Had any oneelse 'hope of Inheriting
"Yes, my cousin, Mark Turner. He
would have been the heir, but my
uncle had 6een very little of him, while
he had adopted me when I was a
"Did you have any trouble with your
"Only In one matter. He wanted me
to marry my cousin, Mark Turner. I
refused, whereupon my uncle threat
ened to disinherit me and leave his
property to Mark."
Every one in the court room scrutiniz
ed the witness. She might have had
every reason to commit the murder.
Yet her appearance was so Innocent
and her words were so frank that few
believed she was the guilty one. The
next witness was Edward Turner's
(the deceased's) lawyer.
"When did you see Edward Turner
"On Friday three day9 ago. He
'called me In to make a new will. Ills
property had been willed to his niece,
Agatha Drew. I drew a new will,
which was executed in favor of Mark
"Is that will the latest?"
"The latest to my knowledge."
"Did any one know of this change of
"I think not. Mr. Turner strictly
charged me not to speak of it. There
fore he probably did not speak of it
himself. He told me his niece knew
that if she persisted in a certain mar
riage and refused to marry her cousin
she would be disinherited, but she did
not know the will had been changed."
"Call Elliot Stanford."
A young man of prepossessing ap
pearance stepped to the witness stand.
"Are you acquainted with any rea
son why any person should desire the
late Edward Turner's death?"
"What were his relations with his
nephew, Mark Turner?"
"Recently they must have been very
intimate, for Edward Turner listened
to many stories Mark Turner told him
to my disadvantage."
"What motive had Mark Turner for
"To marry Agatha Drew, I being
out of the way."
This did not carry much weight.
Since a will had been made leaving the
property to Mark Turner he could have
no motive for the old man's death,
while before this will was made the
property would have gone to Agatha
Drew, whereas Agatha and her lover
looked for a change of will and in case
of the testator's death before it was
made the property would' go to the
"Call Mark Turner."
The witness stepped Into the box ap
parently very much self possessed. He
had been examined as to his location
at the time of the murder and had
proved that within a few minutes be
fore and after the murder he was in
his club, a short distance from his
"Mr. Turner, Professor Warren, a
chemist, desires to ask you a few ques
tions." "Mr. Turner," said the professor,
looking the witness in tbe eye, "have
you any knowledge of the properties of
"How long would it take you to go
from your club to your uncle's house?"
"About five minutes, I think."
"And to return would be ten. Now,
prussic acid acts Instantly."
"I object!" Interrupted a lawyer pres
ent whom Turner had retained.
"Mr.-Turner, did you not as a child
have an accident by which half an
Inch was cut off your thumb?"
"Hold it up and let us see it."
The witness, who was now getting
nervous, did as required. The first
Joint of. the thumb on his right band
"Here," said the chemist, "Is a silver
stand on which rested a silver teapot,
which was before the deceased when
he was found dead. It had been pol
ished during the afternoon. Now, If I
touch it with my finger or any moist
article, an impression Is left. The Im
pression disappears as It dries, but may
be revived by being dampened, as in
breathing upon it. I found the edge of
the stand blurred, but, breathing upon
it and examining the part with a mag
nifying glass, saw the imprint of fin
gers beneath and a maimed thumb
As the speaker approached the climax
the witness began to show signs of a
terrible strain and at the last word fell
over In a heap.
This ended the investigation. It came
out that Edward Turner, after making
a new will, bad Informed his nephew
of the fact, telling him at the same
time that he thought he should destroy
the new one and leave the old one in
force. Turner called on him, found
him taking a cup of tea- with no one
in the house, put the poison in the cup
when the old man's back was turned
and got back to his club, from which
he was not missed, all within fifteen
The will stood In favor of the mur
derer, but as Agatha was the only oth
er and legitimate heir she finally got
MILDRED . TREMAINE.
Woman in an Unconscious Condi
tiori Found on Sidewalk.
Upon Examination at the Hospital, Her Body was
Discovered to be Covered with Scars, Caused
by the Hypodermic Injection of Morphine
Facts Published as Warning to Other Women.
The above headlines recite the
actual experience of a poor wreck of
a woman who had once held an hon
orable and lucrative position in a
large mercantile house in New York.
Her health began to fail, and instead
of taking rest and proper medical
treatment she resorted to stimulants
and morphine. -
The hospital physician discovered
that her primary trouble was an
affection of the Avomb, '-which
could readily hase been cured in the
first stages. If when she had first
felt those severe pains in the back,
the terrible headaches, the constant
sense of fullness, soreness and pain
in the pelvic region, she had heeded
the warning that serious trouble was
In store, and commenced a regular
treatment with the Pinkham Reme
dies, as did Mrs. Rober of Chicago,
whose letter follows, the polypus
in the womb would have been dis
solved and passed away, and to-day
she would have been a well woman.
Why will women let themselves
drift along into terrible suffering
and sickness in this way, when there
is monumental proof that Lytlisv
E.' Pinkhains Vegetable Com
pound is daily relieving thousands
of women from this very trouble ?
There is no excuse for any woman
who suffers to go without help. Mrs.
Pinkham is very glad indeed to give
her personal advice to any one who
will write for it, and the following
letter simply goes to prove that the
Vegetable Compound will positively
cure female ills :
Since the birth of my baby I
suffered from womb trouble.backache,
One fare for the round trip.
Made on account of the annual meeting of the Ameri
can Hankers Association, but o'peu to the general public,
as well as to the members of the Association.
Tickets good to return until Nov :'0.
Rock Island System offers two routes to California
via El Paso and via Colorado. You can go one way and
Full information on application to any Rock Island
ticket agent, or by addressing
Tli Thamt. i
Thumbs have been appreciated ever
since the world began. ' The ancients
used to call the thumb tbe other band.
Barbarous kings used to swear and
make compacts by their thumbs. In
Rome it was a sign of favor to wring
and kiss the thumb and of disfavor
or disgrace to lift It tip or turn it out
ward. A man who "was hurt In his
thumbs was excused'. from serving in
the lioman wars. Some of the scoun
drelly citizens used ,to cut off their
thumbs so as to remain at home and
get rich. Teachers used to punish their
pupils by biting, their thumbs. -
A. J. OSTLUND
New Phone 8749. , ...
1612 Second avenue. 11011116, 111.
Huilder of Gasoline Engines for station
ary. Marine and Automobiles. Antomo
blle Kepalrtnr. Repair, Job and Pattern
Work. Machinery built to order.
q . : &
irregular menstruation, also intense
" After trying different remedies
with no relief I was induced to try
Iytlia K. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. To my surprise and
delight I found after taking my first
bottle very great improvement. I
continued its use and it has made me
a well woman.
" I am so grateful to you for my
recovery that I wish to thank your
and if this testimonial will be of any
use to other suffering women, you
have my full permission to publish
it." Mrs. Mary Rober, 5492 Ellis
Ave., Chicago, 111. fSOOO forfeit If vrlglnal
of above letter proving genuineness cannot be pro
duced. Free Medical Advice to Women.
Women suffering from any form of
female .weakness are invited . to
promptly communicate with Mrs.
Pinkham, at Lywi, Mass. All letters
are received, opened, read and an
swered by women only. A woman
can freely talk of her private illness
to a woman ; thus has been estab
lished the eternal confidence between
Mrs: Pinkham and the women of
America which has never been
broken. Out of the vast volume of
experience which she has to draw
from it is more than possible that she
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks noth
ing in return except your good will,
and her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any woman,' rich or poor,
is'very foolish if 6he does not take
advantage of this generou offer of
October 8 to 17.
F. H. PLUMMER,
c. r. a., .. .
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. "
EO YD, D. P. A., Davenport, Iowa.
IMMENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE.
Forty-Eight Thousand Italian Paid
for a Fancy Iot of Tobacco.
The biggest purchase of high grade
tobacco ever made in the West by a
cigar manufacturer was made last
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
selected tobacco. This, no doubt,
makes the Lewis factory the largest
holder in the United States of tobacco
of bo high a grading. Herald -Tran.
torjpt, Dec. 1, 1909.
absolutely cured by
We are ready to show the finest
line of FALL SUITS that has
ever been shown in the city . .
&Ae G. . H. Special
Now in. This make shown only
Gusta"f son & Mayes,
J5he New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store
Linoleums and Oilcloths
Oilcloth Squares for Stoves
Our display of Linoleums embraces
everything in the line. Cork, Plain and
Printed Linoleums. .
We show the famous i,KirkcaLldy,M in
laid Linoleums from the originaJ and
genuine Scotch manifeLCturers.
We carry the
Estimates cheerfully given.
See the old English bathroom blie
324-328 Brady Street.
s4 Hank s4ccoimt
Promotes Credit, establishes responsi-
bility and results in security. It is your
X Best Friend. Start one today. ' i
I PER- CENT paid on deposits in t
X the Savings department of the 1
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Money on Yovir Saaury
We make loans, in amounts from $10 upwards, o re
liable salaried employes,
n your plain note. Kverythin
tell vou more about ft' . V
FIDELITY L OA COMTAJV.
Mitchell (EL Lynde Block. Room 38.
Ollice Hours: 8 a. m. to G p. nj. and Saturday Evenings.
Telephone West 15H 1 t 1 j
New Telephone 6011. . 3 KOCK Island
: 1714 Second Avenue. J
I-I'I"I"I"M"I"I'4"I-I-I-I-M I l
complete line . in ta.ll
holding permanent positions,
tr mnHjInntinl T itd
arc bore in variety and abund
ance selected stock cham
pagnes, clarets, sauternes, with
whiskies, etc., for highballs a.d
cocktails for the husband and
'- guests. All goods delivered if
that is desired.
RETAIL LIQUOR STORE.
Market Square, eor. Seventeenth
Street and Third Avenue.