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THIS AEttUS, SATUBOA Y. OCTOBER !i4 903.
Tin1 a nmra
Pablisnea Daily and Weekly at IBS Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, 111. Entered at
postofflce as second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 centi per week. Weekly,
per year in advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must nave
real name attached tor publication. No
ucn articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
sulp In Rock Island county.
Saturday, October 24, 1903.
Interurban street car service is of
vast benefit to the cities -which have
so far secured it. How about Hock
Illinois corn is turning out better
than predicted. The record of the
state will not be broken this year, but
the crop averages up pretty well.
It is hoped that Hussia and Japan
may be able to avoid war. Still if
they must tight I'ncle Sam stands
ready to furnish them high grade
provisions in abundance at market
prices C. O. I).
Dowie announces that he will go to
Australia next April. Some sad day
the Chicago Zion host will be on the
town. The prophet shows strong
symptoms of being restless with
strong- migratory instincts cropping
Lewis Xixon accuses Schwab of
wrecking the Shipbuilding1 trust and
Schwab's defense is that "you're an
other." As most of the gentlemen
who have so far testified have made
a handsome thing out of the wreck,
or rather the munipulations that led
to it, it appears to be another ses
sion of the pot-and-kettle debating
It is our right to share in the vast
commercial opportunities of China
and other eastern countries, asserts
the Atlanta Constitution. Our sailors
and diplomats had most to do with
unsealing the doors of Japan. China
and Corea. and 'it would be to our
everlasting humiliation to be now for
bidden by subsequent interlopers from
entering into those doors with our
trade. We are not . prepared' to be
lieve that the American people will
stand for that sort of treatment.
The Hartford Courant demolishes
one of the numerous Washington tra
ditions. (Jeorge Washington, father
of his country, stopped over night
once at the home of Oliver Ellsworth.
Tradition has it that on that auspic
ious occasion he took the twin Ells
worth boys in his lap, and was found
in the nursery dandling- them on his
knees and singing- to them the well
known hymn called "The Darby
Ham." But the visit of C!en. Washing"
ton was in 17S9 and the twins were
Lorn in 1701. ,
With a tomb worth $200,000 waiting
to receive his body, Kobert A. John
son, once a well-known dry goods
merchant in Xevv York City, is spend
ing his last years in poverty, living in
n barn on his former estate at River-dale-n-the-Hudson.
In JS73, when
Johnson was a wealth- man, he erect
ed the splendid tomb. Later he lost
all his property, most of it being- now
owned by the Central Trust company,
which has engaged him as a caretaker
of the estate and gives him permis
sion to live in the barn.
Rev. K. B. Saunders, pastor of the
Seventh Day Adventist church of Shi
loh, X. J., was taken suddenly ill re
cently and members of the congrega
tion were at a loss for someone to act
as substitute. The church was well
filled when Miss Mary Xixon, a pop
ular teacher in the public schools,
walked up into the pulpit and deliver
ed an excellent sermon. So accepta
bly did Miss Xixon preach that her
many friends are advising her to
abandon her profession as school
teacher and enter the ministry.
That Special Session.
Congress will convene in special
session Xov. 9, according- to the offi
cial proclamation of President Roose
velt. This session is called for the
purpose of enacting such legislation
as may Ije deemed necessary to make
effective the reciprocity, treaty be
' teert the United States and Cuba.
The expense to the United States
and the people in calling a special
session of congress is no small item.
Considering the expense to which
they are put and the extra burdens
imposed upon them, the people are
justified in expecting that the con
gress in its special session should en
deavor to expedite the work for which
the special session is called, and to
keep the expenses down to the lowest
possible mark. It is hardly probable,
however, that this congress will worry
much about expense, h
Judging from an ordinary point of
view reciprocity should be establish
ed. Excellent authorities point out
that the commercial interests of
Cuba and the United States would be
benefited by the establishment of rec
iprocity. We have promised Cuba
reciproeitj- and therefore should keep
It is over two - weeks before the
special congress convenes. The-inem-bers
should lay their plans aud get
down to work immediately. The cus
tom of lounging around the congres
sional halls for a month, drawing pay
and looting the treasury by laziness,
should be abandoned.
When the special session convenes
let the congress get down to work
and get the work dne.
No More Toy Pistols.
The judiciary committee of the
common council of Milwaukee has
recommended that a board consisting
of the chief of pol've, chief, of lies. 1th
and fire departments, and c:ty attor
ney, be appointed to d.raw up an ordi
nance prohibiting the use of the fatal
toy pistol and dangerous cannon lire
cracker on the Fourth of .Tidy or any
other time, within the confines of that
Milwaukee is a city of about 20,
000 inhabitants. That it should place
a ban on the toy pistol is creditable.
There is no city in the United States
but should make provision against the
toy pistol. It has cost the lives of
too many boys and girls. to be longer
tolerated in civilized communities.
Rigid prosecution of all who deal in
the toy pistol should be the iron rule.
HEADS TURKEY'S NAVY.
Uaimn Paaha, Who Roles the Sea
Forces of the Saltan.
Hassan Pasha, who holds the portfo
lio of minister of marine In the Turk
ish cabinet, while on paper In control
of quite a formidable fighting force. In
reality has but an apology for a navy,
one that has long been the laughing
stock of Europe.
The Turkish navy consists of one
first class battle ship, one of the second
class and six of the third class, with a
miscellaneous collection of second and
third class cruisers, torpedo boat de
stroyers and torpedo boats. . These are
supposed to be manned by 830 officers
and 20.000 enlisted men, as great a
force of enlisted men as Uncle Sam em
ploys In his ships, but here the similar-
HASSAN PASHA, TTTBKET'S MINISTER OP
ity ends, for the Turk as a seaman is
as amusing as he Is terrible as a sol
dier. The Turk's inability as a navigator is
aptly illustrated by a story that has be
come a classic among Mediterranean
sailors. A Turkish steamer with a na
tive captain put out of the Dardanelles
bound for Triest, Austria. As soon as
the ship got out of sight of land the
skipper lost Ids head. Just then a
French tramp steamer came up from
astern and was hailed by the Turk.
"Where are you bound?" he asked.
"Brest," returned the Frenchman.
For several days the Turkish captain
followed in the wake of the French
steamer, when finally the captain of
the latter inquired why he kept so close
astern. "I am following you to Triest,"
answered the Moslem. Then the French
captain explained that he was 500 miles
out of his course and instructed him
how to regain It. Small wonder that
the Turkish sailor Is held In utter con
tempt by the world afloat.
Sailor Are Fond of Sweet Thing.
Sailors are very fond of sweet things,
and to one who knows little about
them It Is surprising to learn the
quantity of candy they consume. In
the ship's store ore kept buckets of
Hals article, which Is one of the chief
commodities in exchange ror which a
sailor parts with his pocket money.
On large ships several thousand pounds
of candy are frequently consumed on a
cruise. Gunton's Magazine.
Broke Into His House.
S. Le Quinn, of Cavendish. Vt., was
robbed of his customary health by in
vasion of chronic constipation. When
Dr. King's New Life Tills broke into
his house his trouble was arrested and
now; he's entirely cured. "They're guar
anteed to cure. 23 cents, at Hartz &
Ullemeyer's drug-store. .
Xeyer Ask Advice.
When you- have a . cough or cold
don't ask what is good for it and get
some medicine with littleor no merit
and perhaps dangerous. Ask for Fo
ley's Honey and .. Tar, the greatest
throat and lung remedy; it cures
coughs and colds quickly. All druggists.
Jennie I'm just ashamed of my
face, it's so sallow and greasy. What
makes . your face so rosy and fair?
Nellie It was Rocky Mountain Tea.
35 cenrt. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Sailor's Yarn.
Th storm was over, the sun went
down in a flame of gold aud crimson,
and as soon as the crew had been
propped up after a long fast and every
moment fighting to save the ship we
set about repairing what damages we
could before night came on and mak
ing things taut. Then, halving the
watches that all might get some sleep
within the first four hours, six of us
kept awake while the other six slept.
We were ten before the mast, besides
the captain and n mate. "
I on watch sat on a water cask, for
I was too tired to stand and after
fighting sleep as I had not fought the
wind and waves had Just lost myself,
when I was aroused by the most un
earthly shrifk that ever had sounded
in that good old ship. It not only
awakened me, but the rest of the
watch. the helmsman included, and
those lelow came tumbling up from
the forecastle, while the captain's head
stood out wonderiugly above the corn
pan ion way.
"Who's hurt?" he cried.
"No one ou deck," replied the mate.
"How is it with you from below?"
"We're all right." There were five of
them. On deck were the other live sail
ors besides the captain and the mate.
As soon as it was known that all were
present a fear fell on the men, the
mate, on all except the captain. At
any rate if he was frightened he didn't
show it. though the affair nettled him.
"What are you standing there for ttke
a flock o' sheep?" he roared. "Come,
you." to me. "and you," to the mate.
"We three should be enough for some
gibbering ape that must have come
aboard at the last port and is making
havoc below with the eatable cargo." .
Down the companiouway and down
Into the hold we went, the captain
lighting' the way with a lantern. We
searched the hold from stem to stern,
but nothing did we find, though if any
one had chosen to hide he could have
done it and we been no wiser, for the
boxes and barrels had been well shak
en by the storm and needed a lot of
fixing, and at last the captain, more
disgruntled than before, led us up to
the deck. We were met by nine In
quiring faces, but had nothing to re
port, and the captain, snarling some
thing like "superstitious curs," instead
of giving any information went to his
Twice during the night the yell was
repeated from the hold, but whether
the captain preferred to put off any
further search till day or was himself
converted to the belief that the ship
was haunted he did not again appear.
For my part, I have no fear of ghosts,
but in Its stead I was born with a deal
of curiosity. Once when I was sleep
ing below and the thing shrieked 1
stole out of my bunk and, taking a
light, went down to make another try
to find the cause. I was groping aloi'g.
climbing over boxes and barrels, when
I received a shock that drew a shriek
rivaling those we had heard, for sud
denly my light revealed a face so wild,
an eye so brilliant with despair, that
for a moment I did not doubt I had
come upon a lost soul risen from the
place of departed spirits.
A man was sitting on a barrel, his
legs crossed under him, looking at uie
with no more surprise than if I had
been there always. For a moment I
was not sure that he was a man. for
his expression was neither that of the
living nor of the dead. Never before had
I realized the force of the expression
of "marrow freezing in one's bones."
But reason soon comes back into play,
and in a few moments I knew I was
confronted by a maniac. How or when
or why he had come to be there I left
for another time. What filled my mind
then was how to get him out.
"Come with me," I said softly, yet
with firmness. And, advancing, I took
hold of his clammy hand. To my sur
prise, he suffered me to lead him like a
little child, and, making our way
through and over the cargo, I led him
The dawn had meanwhile come, and
a faint light gave a better sight of hiin.
He had on the shreds of a sailor's cos
tume, but nothing on his head or feet.
I called the mate, who came staring,
and I gave him a brief account of how
I had found our new shipmate. We
questioned him, but got no reply. While
we were trying to get something out of
him the captain came on deck.
A sailor standing on the bowsprit
called out that there was a raft lashed
to the chains. That revealed the whole
matter. The man had been wrecked,
had taken to the raft, struck our ship
in the night and after lashing his float
clambered on deck. But how in his
frenzied condition be had the natural
sense to do so is a matter rather for
those who have studied lunacy than a
sailor man with no education.
We took the man down to the galley
and gave him the first thing some
warm broth. This we followed by meat
and little by little let him have a fair
meal. His reason returned, aud he told
us of his ship being put on beam ends
in the storm, his taking to the raft with
seven others, who were all washed off.
remembering everything till the last
man left him, and he was alone watch
ing every mountain billow, expecting
that it would send him to join his lost
companions. His meeting our ship, the
lashing of the raft to the chains, his
getting into the hold and what he did
there, were a perfect blank to him.
Whenever I have spun this yarn the
doubters have invariably hit on what
they call the weak points first, how
could the man have lashed his raft?
Why wouldn't he rather have climbed
up and let it go? My theory is that he
did the lashing in a fortunate moment;
couldn't have left the one and got on to
the other without lashing.
- .. EDGAR T. THORPE.
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. Farmer No need to warn him. He
Is studying his map, and he will surely
see that there is an obstacle in the
An Intellectual Giant.
"There goes a man whose Inventive
genius has been a boon to golfers."
"Invented a new club, eh?"
"Oh, no." He invented n cuss word to
fit every occasion that may arise in the
game." San Francisco Examiner.
The Important Point.
Cholly I'd give all I "possess, to win
your hand, Madge.
Madge Er vell er what do you
, ,;,,7.f , . :
A Pair of 'Em.
Flekax I notice you are continually
knocking, Mr. Hammer.
Hammer Oh, well, you are always
picking yourself. Xew York Times.
"Mamma, we had history today and
the teacher said we should study the
"Then do so, my son.".
"Well, mamma-, the nearest Greeks
keep a candy stall, and if you'll give
me a dime I'll go around and study
them." -. - ' ,.
They Sever-Met Aiaia,
Miss Flip Is your face for rent?
Algy Weally, I aw fail to compwe
hend youah quewy. Why do you awskt
Miss Flip Because It has such a va
Chicago. Oct. 4 Following Are tne opei.
mg, blgbeat, lowest and cloiinr quotations
n today's markets:
Oct. 8J' 8:4 824
Dec, VKi'.i fciji 8u
May. 7b;, ; ; ; 78 hi 79-
Oct. 41V 44V 44 i 4;
Dec.. 44: 44)4' Ui
May, 43; 43H-; 42 ; 43H
Oct. 3CH 34. 30 20'4
Dec, 864 Sflfg SOS SMWi
May, 3C5i: 3T; 25; 37
Oct., H 25. ll.iV 11.25: 11 25
Jan ,11 V7: 12 15 11 67: 12. 10
May. 12 10; 12 32: 12.10, 12.32
Oct., 6 SO 6r5: 8 50. C.f5
Tan . 6.S5: C.7 : 6 65 6.7a
MrtJ-,6.65 , 6 77 ; 6.63:6.77.
Oct.. 7.50: 7 75; 7.S0: 7 7
J n., 6.25 6 35 6.25: 6 35.
May, 6 4 5 6 50. tt.45. 6.47.
Rye, Dec. 6: May 56H: "ax. N. w. 954 ;
3. w. ttj; Oct. V6. Dec. 92; May 05 bar
''ecelpts today: Wheat 53. corn 5U4 oai
237 nogs 15.000: cattle 30u, site" 2 5m.
Jojr martet opened snaiie lower.
Llpht. S5.15&.-S.80; mtxea ui1 ht ters
er 8. t5.l5a5 85; good heavy, I4 85j45 80 rough
Cattle market opened steady.
Stieep market opened steady.
Hogs at Kansas City 3 000. cattle 1 000,
noes at Omaha 3 000. cattle 1,500
Union stock vards 8:40 a. ai.
Hor market 5c lower.
Light, t5 l5 no; mixed and butchers 15 1
&5 8- rood heavy, 4.85&5 80; rough heavy.
Came market steady.
Reeves 13.405.90. cows and heifers I 20 a
4 40, Texas steers S2. 75(513.75 n'orrs and
teeners 2 00&4.10. westerns 2.74.40.
Sheep market steady.
Fog market closed 5c lower.
Ltht. 15.10.5 75; mixed ana batchers. 5.15
as 75; good heavy, 14 8oa5.75; rough heavy
4 855 10
Cattle market closed dull.
SDeep market closed steady.
F.stlrnated receipts -Monday: Wheat 6V
corn 3t5. oats 2x0, hogs 31.0U0.
New York Stocks.
New York. Oct. 24.-The Toiiowing are the
losing quotations on the New York stock
Sugar 1144. Gasa.C. R I. tP. 24i. South
ern l'acitiic 4'H. U &O. 7, Atcniaon com
mon 6.Vi. Atchison pld. 88!. C. M. & St, P
1 3 J. Manhattan i:UU'. copper 3. W- U.
Tel. Co. ... L. & N HO. c & A. 27H. Kdg
common 44"i can. Paciuc 1 lan. Leather com
mon ... B. K T. :i'ii. Paciflc ftiail 21. U,
S. Steel pM. 58i, IT. . sieei common l'H.
Pe'na. l.S?i, Mo. Paciflc 8V Union Paciflc
70 coal nd iron 23, iirie common 27.
Wabash pfd. 31 Car tounary 20H. C & G.
W. 14.', Hep. Steel pfd. b3H, Iiep Stel com
mon ... New York Central 118l4. Illinois
New York ISank Statement.
New York. Oct. 24. Reserves on all de
posits Increased 9511.200 reserves on de
ixjsits other than U S. increased i0i.85:
loans decreased, 91,160.500; specie decreased
9 C1.2X); legals decreased, 9i.4il.WiO: deposits
decreased, 93.056,800: circulation increased
LOUAL JIASKET CONDITIONS.
rutnya Ouotstlons on Provisions. 14v
Stock. Peed and KueL
Bock Island. Oct. 54. Following are the
, uotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 2lc22c, dairjlSc
Eggs Fresh 20c.
Live poultry Spring chickens 10c per
pound hens 8c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, 63 to 6c.
.!! I I"l"I"M"I""i"
FALL v WINTER
jE prepared for sudden clianes "by
having your FALL SUIT ready by
getting it now. You will be able to
cnoose from one of tlie best selected
stocks in tlie city. Our styles are al
Ava3s the latest, and our prices are
right. Our stock is f resli and new. We
keep no old shelf-worn goods.
I Gustafson & Mayes,
13he New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
5 Nothing Better Than
Call and look through our new
Fixture lloom. Kew stock.
MP W. A. ROBB & CO.,
119 18th St. Phone West 1K38
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p Oct, 111
We place On sale and continue for two
weeks the following grand bargains in
Ladies' Sample shoes from stock to
complete a full run of sizes. A grand
chance to secure your fall footwear at
from 3 to 2 less than the regular prices.
One lot sample shoes in kid skin,
about 200 pairs, in welts and turns,
worth np to $3.50; your choice
One lot sample enamel and patent
leather welt shoes, made of the best
material and workmanship, retail or
dinarily at $3.30; your choice
(With the above lot we put in from
stock all sizes and widths up to S.)
One lot sample patent kid turn shoes,
and sizes taken from stock to com
plete a run of sizes from 3 to S. regu
lar $3.50 values; your choice of these
tine dress shoes
Cse lot sample velour and kanparoo
and heavy kid slioes with duplicates
from stock to complete a mil rin of
sizes and widths, value $2 and $2.50;
One lot odds and ends of ladies' kid
shoes, at 50c, 75c, $1.1S and
One lot boys' g-ood, solid school shoos,
sizes 4 and 'z only, were $1.50; your
One lot union made kangaroo calf
work shoes, $2 values; during- this
One lot men's box calf blucher and
bals, with (loodyeav welted oak soles,
splendid $3 values; during-this sale...
All 10c shoe polish, including Whit
more 's Uaby Elite; during this sale..
A school slate free with each pair
of children's shoes.
T M E, l m A. T & R 9
C. C. TR.ENT. Manager.
Second Ave. Rock Island, 111.
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