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THE AB&US, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7. 190?.
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uch articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Saturday, November 7. 1903.
Of the ."3S candidates on the New
York ballots voted last Tuesday. SO
were college graduates and 98 were
lawyers. Only 29 were liquor dealers,
four of these being on the ticket with
The dealers in cork limbs have de
cided to advance the price of these
scientific appendages, not, however,
that they shall be enabled to pay div
idends on watered stock. They are
shrewd enough to know that watering
their stock would destroy the fitness
Attorney General Knox took a sleep
ing powder several months ago and
efforts to awaken him to the neces
sity of prosecution of the beef trust
are unavailing. It would be interest
ing to know the size of the contribu
tion the beef trust has promised the
republican national committee.
Congress is not enthusiastic on the
Cuban reciprocity treaty, and the sen
ators and representatives may find it
difficult to put in the time during the
extraordinary session, observes the
Cincinnati Enquirer. It is well under
stood that President Roosevelt issued
his proclamation simply because he
did not like to back away from his
Gen. .loe Wheeler is an enthusiastic
believer in the value the "incalcula
ble benefit" is his own phrase of the
army maneuvers. ".Many things." he
says, "that are necessary in actual
warfare are being attempted now in
these experiments, and when one side
or another fails the failure shows
what may be expected next time. In
other words, to learn why you have
failed or succeeded in a thing is just
as important in warfare as in any
The political guessers act as if they
had taken their degree in the weather
bureau. There is an illustration in
Xew York. In that town the men
who wager their money to back a
guess as well as those who guess and
do not put up said the election would
be close between, Tammany and the
It was not close, at least that race
was not. As Murphy, leader of Tam
many, puts it. it might have been
close between Low and Devery if the
campaign had lasted another week.
The Tammany candidate won by a
majority of 70,000; Mr. Low carried
but one little borough, and that. by a
majority of only a couple of hundred.
In the result of an election one man
can guess as well as another, it seems,
and none can turn in an estimate that
is worthv of serious consideration.
Give Him a Chance.
lames Hums, an ex-conviet. pardon
ed from Dannemora by Gov. Flower in
185)2 for saving a keeper's life and
suppressing an outbreak, was sent to
the penitentiary for a year recently,
for the theft of an overcoat from a
residence in New York. Hums said:
I lived in East Yonkers with my
wife and child. I -lost my job and
then they both died. I stole the over
coat to get food' Surely sociological
students can offer some remedy for
the above case. Here is a man who
risked his life and suppressed an out
break in the jail in which he was con
fined. Evidently the elements of
bravery and even a certain moral
courage were not lacking in this poor
man's make-up. Hut he was an ex
convict and the people will not trust
that class of men. lie had paid his
debt to the state; he had even done
more than the state expects from its
prisoners, and he had tried to be hon
est for 10 years against fearful odds.
But he was an ex-convict, the striped
suit showed through the respectable
garments that should take the place
of his prison garb. He was an outcast
and hungry and stole to get food.
The lesson is a harsh one, but is ab
"sofute in its teaching. The only
course that means peace and happi
ness is never to yield to the first
wrong impulse, but who of us has not
at some time or other come very close
to the line?
What then should be our attitude
toward those who have once yielded
and afterward wish to do right? The
aiT'-wer may be found in some form
of legislation such as will permit the
takinrr into consideration in connec
tion with the trial of all criminal
cases of both the circumstances sur
rounding the crime and the. character
of the accused. While no man should
escape the penalty for wrong doing,
it is a question if there should not be
some means of providing' for a dis
tinction between the criminal at
heart and what, for lack of a better
expression, may be termed the acci
dental criminal. And in cases where
there is the least form of mi-tigating
circumstance the convicted might be
put on a period of probation for a
term ot years ofter conviction and
thus give an opportunity for redemp
tion rather than the life-long disgrace
that the penitentiary stripe imposes
Men have gone to Joliet prison from
Hock Island county who, while sin
ning, could have yet saved their name
to themselves and families had there
been such a thing as a law of proba
tion, weighing the circumstances of
their guilt and their own previous
The penitentiary does not reform.
although the dread of it may.
Exit Perry Heath.
The republican national committee
must select a new secretary.
The gentlemanly Perry Heath has
served his day. On account of the
postoilice scandals Mr. Heath must be
escorted politely out of the calcium
light. The Chicago Journal says Mr.
Heath has not been found guilty of
any wrong-d' ing. His name has not
Wen mentioned in any formal head
of the department when the crooked
business was going on. He was on
top when the thieving was going on
below. The general public is convinc
ed that Mr. Heath was guilty at least
of negligence when first assistant
postmaster general. He was not as
vigilant as he should have been. He
was too busy with polities. His great
abilities were directed to wire-pulling,
not thief-catching. The postofhee de
partment must be kept off the quar
ter-deck in the campaign of 1004. Mr
Heath must be pressed gently to the
Mr. Heath will be missed. It was
always a pleasure to meet him at
headquarters. He always looked as
though he had stepped out of a band
box of sandpaper finish. No one could
side-step more gracefully; no one
could be more gracious in giving, or
refusing. He charmed both the suc
cessful and unsuccessful solicitors
for campaign funds. I'erry was the
oil on the troubled waters, and the
sunshine and sparkle of the inside cir
cle of the republican camp. Senator
llanna blocked out the orders, I'erry
gave them polished execution. No
one could take offense at Mr. Heath,
no one could help liking him. He had
Ihe clothes, the tact, the manners.
the appearance, and the experience.
mighty handy man was Mr. Heath.
Greatly will he be missed.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Prince Engal'ltebeff was fined ?." at
Chicago for running his automobile in
excess of the speed limit.
Harry J. Hoover, cashier of the Luck
ing County bank, Newark, O., is ac
cusal of bting short several thousand
Accused of embezzlement from Wi-
consin priests. Casper J. Ernst, the Jit.
Paul capitalist, has been surrendered
by his landsmen.
George Dillon, aged 50, was fined
$100 at Chicago for attempting to kiss
Miss Florence Glass.
II. N. lliginbotham offers $30,000 for
a carnation that will excel the fiancee
pink, which won the gold medal at the
Joliet flower show.
Miss Hob Clark Hoyt, of Bozeman,
Mont., eloped with John Wing Lee, a
Chinaman, and were married in Chi
cago. The first snow of the season has
just fallen at Chicago and in Michi
The N. Ji. Holway sawmill was de
stroyed by fire. The loss Is $03,000;
insurance half that amount.
An explosion of gas in a pit at the
repair. shops of the Pennsylvania rail
road at Pittsburg, killed two men
J. Pierpont Morgan has acquired AI-
denham house, Aldenham, Herts, Eng
land, and will live there part of the
The Republican caucus of senators
to cons-ider vacancies on . committees
will be held at Washington Tuesday
The twenty-seventh annual meeting
of the American Humane association,
at Cincinnati, has adjourned.
Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain),
accompanied by Mrs. Clemens and
their, daughters, has arrived at. Genoa.
Rock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany will be held at the Rock Island
office of the company, corner Seven
teenth street and First avenue, Fri
day, Nov. 27, 1903, at 3:30 p. m., for
the election of directors, and any oth
er business that may come before the
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
Carelessness is responsible for many
a railway wreck and the same causes
are making human wrecks of suffer
ers from throat and lung troubles.
Hut since the advent of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption,
coughs and cold, even the worst cases
can be cured, and hopeless resignation
is no longer necessary. Mrs. Lois
Cragg, of Dorchester, Mass., is one of
many whose life was saved by Dr.
King's New Discovery. This great
remedy is guaranteed for all throat
and lung diseases by Hartz & Ulle-
meyer, druggists. Price, 50 cents and
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safe and sure. Sold by vall druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Animating a Sluggard.
This is what occurred the day before
the annual football match between
Princeton and Yale. Allen Pondras of
the Princeton team was a giant in
strength and when roused moved like
lightning, but it required a galvanic
battery to rouse him. Captain Ilarker
of Princeton knew that if he could
keep I'ondrus galvanized during the
game he would win. Knowing also
that I'ondrus worshiped little black
eyed Lucy Meriweather, Harker went
to her and begged her to encourage the
monster during the game. This was
embarrassing to Miss Meriweather, for
Mr. Topliff, captain of the Yale team,
was a suitor of hers. Topliff was rich,
and Mrs. Meriweather was determined
that her daughter should marry him.
But girls will be contrary, and Miss
Lucy preferred the cumbrous Pondrus.
She half promised Harker to do what
she could in the matter.
Just before the game was called Top
liff approached Miss Meriweather and,
giving her a blue flag, asked her to
wave it for Yale. He had no time to
wait for a reply and hurried off on to
Allen Pondrus, discouraged at seeing
a blue flag in Miss Meriweather's hand,
lumbered about like a ship in the dol
drums. During a Avalt for umpires
Ilarker passed Miss Meriweather and
gave her a look which said plainly
"Help us'." She dropped the flag and
joined in a cheer for Princeton. Top
liff noticed what she did and, passing
her a few moments later, looked the
other way. This angered her, and she
determined to make an effort to rouse
The men were massed in the center
of the field; then came a sudden
spreading, and Miss Meriweather saw
I'ondrus ou the right of the Princeton
line, gazing at her lugubrious. She
gave him the sweetest smile she could
call up. Just then the pigskin struck
him in the face. He reached for it, but
muffed. He tried again and got it.
Dashing off like a twisting arrow, he
made toward his goal. A man stood iu
his way and went down like lead.
Two men tackled him, but he swung
his right arm backward, getting rid of
one, and. lunging against the other,
freed himself. Then commenced the
most remarkable run of the season,
over more than half the length of the
field to goal.
Captain. Topliff was at a loss to
know what had so suddenly infused
vigor into the principal man of the
op'posing team. He was soon made
aware of the cause. Seeing I'ondrus
stalk by the grand stand, Miss Meri
weather waved an orange flag to him
as he passed. It was plain to the Yale
captain that in showing his dissatis
faction with Miss Meriweather he had
made a blunder. He resolved to undo.
If possible, what he had done. Making
his way to the foot of the stand, where
the girl sat, he forced a smile. She
leaned over the rail, and he spoke to
her: What he said no one could hear,
though her mother, who sat near, see
ing that all was not going well be
tween the two, whispered a few words
in her daughter's ear. The result was
that during the rest of the first half
Mis3 Meriweather waved a blue flag.
Moreover, Allen Pondrus, who occa
sionally looked toward her for more
smiles, not only did not receive them,
but saw the flag of his enemies waved
by her fair hands. The change. in him
"What's the matter with rondrus?"
was the universal cry.
Harker, who had kept an eye on the
grand stand and knew all that had
happened, contrived to pass Miss Meri
weather and gave her a mute appeal.
Whether it was this or something that
had occurred between her and the
Yale captain or a desire to show once
more " her power over I'ondrus, she
suddenly ceased to regard the interests
of Mr. Topliff and the admonitions of
her mother. Before the men lined up
again she caught the giant's eye and
gave him another smile.
"Look at Pondrus! See him scatter
those men! He's got the pigskin! He's
going for goal! No! Hello! He's in the
open! Julius Caesar! What a kick!"
The giant sent the ball to one of his
team, who caught it and carried it in a
semicircle to goal.
Pondrus, after noting the result of
his punt, turned and faced the group
about Miss Meriweather. She waved
the Frinceton colors and gave him a
shower of smiles. Topliff saw it all.
Miss Meriweather's eyes met his. and
she knew that she had sinned beyond
Then Pondrus was carried off the
field injured, and during the next five
minutes what he had gained by his
punt was lost. Just before the end
Harker got Miss Meriweather to
scratch a few words on the back of an
old letter asking the giant for her sake
to come back and win the game. The
device brought him stalking on to the
field to the music of Princeton's thun
dering cheers. His awakened enthu
siasm needed to last only five minutes.
The rrinceton men contrived to get
the ball to him and with almost super
human strength, breaking away from
his clinging enemies, his flanks well
guarded, he took a zigzag course for a
few moments: then, leaving all behind.
made goal and the game.
The last incident of that exciting
game was Miss Meriweather taking a
flower from her snowy corsage and
pinning it to Pondrus dirty buckskin.
Mr. I'ondrus came very near losing
Miss Meriweather, after all. He was
so s!ow about getting out his proposi- i
tion that Mrs. Meriweather had a great
advantage in favoring a reconciliation
with Topliff. Indeed, the little girl
found It necessary to do the proposing
ANNA EDNA CARROLL.
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Wednesday, Nov. 11
Managers Wagenhals and Kemper Present
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In a Stupendous Scenic and Spectacu
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A Specta.de of Magnificence UnrivaJed by Any
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A Company of Fifty Famous Players. Nothing
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Prices: $1.50, $1, 75c, 50c
Seats on Sale Monday at 9 a. m.
WIT BUBBLES IN TOASTS.
Some llumoruuM Sriitlinenta l'lthlly
r.ilirpxxcd at IluiiciurU.
A publisher once gave the following:
"Woman, the fairest work in all crea
tion. The edition is large, and no man
should be w About a copy."
This is fairly seconded by a youth
who, giving his distant sweetheart,
said, '"Delectable dear, so sweet that
honey would blush in her presence and
treacle stand appalled."
.Further, in regard to the fair sex, we
have: 'Woman, she needs no eulogy;
she speaks for herself." "Woman, the
bitter half of man."
In regard to matrimony some bach
elor once gave. "Marriage, the gate
through which the happy lover leaves
his enchanted ground and returns to
At the marriage cf a deaf and dumb
couple some wit wished them "un
At a supper given to a writer of com
edies a wag said: "The writer's very
good health. May he live to be as old
as his jokes."
From a law critic: "The bench and the
bar. If it were not for the bar there
would be little use for the bench."
A celebrated statesman, while dining
with a duchess on her eightieth birth
day, in proiosing her health said:
"May you live, my lady duchess, un
til you liegin to grow ugly."
"I thank you, sir," she said, "and
may you long continue your taste for
antiquities." I-ondon Tit-Bits.
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able and unique for the rea
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fj from a brewer's point of view.
There is no guess work. Self
registering therniomenters and
H pressure gnages indicate the
2 exact temperature and state of
maturity of the beer in the
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Elaborate presentation of the cen
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A master story beautifully told,
and an all-star supporting company.
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The newest musical comedy. An un
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Hear the Dig Orchestra at,Xight.
Prices: 10. 20, .".0 and 50 cents.
Direction Chamserlin.Kimdt a. Company.
Friday, Nov. 13.
Liebler & Co.. managers (by arrange
ment with The Century Co.)
A three-act character comedy, with
heart interest. Dramatize;! from
Alice llegan Kice's two famous
stories "Mrs. Wiggs," and "Lovely
Marv." Hv Anne ( ran ford Flexner.
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tourist rates again in effect Oct.
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In connection with
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Good connections, through
sleepers, tine equipment, best of
Detter write at once for full
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hare a large assortment of
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