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THE AKG-TJSt MONDAY, NOVEMBEE 23, 1903.
A POOR. CRUTCH.
Experience is a dear teacher, as those who pin their
faith toMercury find out sooner or later. This power
ful poison combined with Potash, is the treatment gen
erally prescribed for Contagious Blood Poison, but failure
and disappointment is the invariable result. These min
erals drive in the sores and eruptions, and apparently the
disease!" is gone and the patient believes the cure perma
nent, but soon learns better when the old symptoms
return almost as soon as the treatment is left off. You
must either keep the system saturated with mercury or endure the tortures
of sore mouth, ulcerated throat and the mortification that one naturally
feels when the body is covered with disgusting sores, rashes, copper-colored
Splotches and other aggravating symptoms of this vile disease.
; Mercury and Potash are poor crutches, and their use eventually breaks
down the constitution, ruins the digestion and cause the bones to decav.
oi me disease seen. ior is the taint ever transmitted to others.
We will send free our book on Contagious Blood Poison, which is inter
esting and contains full directions for treating yourself at home. Medical
advice or any special information desired given without charge.
THE S YtlFT SPECIFIC CO., A TLANTA, CAm
C. Eo Smitk,
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. evnd 2nd Ave.
ylll the Latest Christmas
Specialties in "Photos at Re
duced "Prices Until Jan 1.
See our Fine Line of Mountings for Both
PLATINUM and PLATINO
Work. Give vis ample Time to Get Your
Orders Ready for Christmas.
i Now Is The Time....
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
both cheap and high grade papers, which we are Belling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have c large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
teed. PARIDON (EL SON.
'Phones Old Union 213i new 5213. 410 Seventeenth St.
Chicago Dental Company
If you are in need of dental work
call on us before going elsewhere as
we can save you money. We use
nothing but the best ' of material aad
our work i3 guaranteed to be first-
class in every respect. II you are in
need of a set of teeth call and te our
thin elastic plate. We guarantee it
to fit in all cases and when all others
have failed. We never ask you more
than our prices below.
Cement fillings 2SC
Bone filling 25C
Platinum filling 50c
Silver fillings SOC
Gold fillings, $1 and up $1,00
Gold crowns, 4 to 5 4, 00
Set of teeth, $5 and up 5.00
15 set of teeth for 10,00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drog Btora.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ina. Co Newark, N. X
Continental .New York
Agricultural New York
(Traders' Ins. Co. Chicago, 111.
Prion Ins. Co Philadelphia, Pa.
t.tkford Ins. Co Roekford, 111.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. Roekford, HI.
Office, r jom 3, Buf ord block. Hates
M low aa consistent with security.
Directories of North and South Da
kota, Missouri, Iowa, 'Wisconsin, Pe
oria and Chicago. Records are .kept
of people moving, arriving or leaving
Davenport. Credit reports and cor
rect addresses furnished on applica
tion. Branch of the Bergman Collec
tion Agency. 207-209 Brady street,
Davenport. - ' I
o. . o., a guaranteed purely vegetable remedy, is the
only antidote for Contagious 331ood Poison. It de-stro3-s
every atom of the deadly virus, overcomes the
bad ettects of the mercury and cleanses the blood and
system so thorousrhlv that never after are anv sins
AT THE DANCE
AT THE PLAY
on all dress occasions wear
correct Evening Clothes
bearing this famous mark
Hand -shaped, hand -sewed,
and hand-tailored equal to
fine custom-made in all but
price. Finest fabrics shrunk
in the BENJAMIN plant; per
fect fit, because they fit a
figure exactly like yours ; cor
rect styles, because designed
by experts; superior work
manship, because executed in
the custom way by salaried
custom-tailors in BENJAMIN
The price is right Your money
back if anything goes wrong.
BENJAMIN Evening Clothes at
this store only.
" You Know Us.'
IMMENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE.
Forty-Eight Thousand Dollars Paid
for a Fancy Lot 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, PeoriT
J.U., ior His ceieoratea Bingie jjinaer
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
tcrypt, Dec. 21, jaost.
fDowT Be Fooled
Genuine ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA
I put up in white packages, manufactured
exclusively by the fdodison HtiUinm
Co.. Madison. Wis. Sells at 35 cents a
package. All others are rank imitations
and substitutes, don't risk your health by
taking them. THEGENUINE makes sick
people Well, Keeps you Well. Ail Honest
Dealers sell the Genuine.
. HOLLISTER DRUQ CO. Madison, Wis.
"Turns Barfs Time in It FUghL'
Don't be dlsconr- f f fTCE!?
gedattbeallTerln I k E'tlL 'J
H." secures positions by pre
Bdnrintr youthful looks, foia
eve. lHwa not stain unn.
cletn . a a
FREE trial bottle to PHILO HAY, 220 I.fayetta
St., Newark, is. J. Lurse ouc Dot tie at druggists .
T. H. TKOMA3, Druggist.
Mr. and .Mrs. Chris Eckhardt, 30S2
Harrison street, are mourning the
death of their son and only child, El
mer Eckhardt, who expired Saturday
evening-, after a two week's illness
with the grip. The child was 7 years
The Implement Dealers' association
has secured Armory hall for its big
convention, which will be held here
from Dec. 1 to 4 inclusive.
At the Armory hall Saturday night
the game of polo was played for the
first time in this city. Davenport
carried away the honors, defeating
IVoria by the score of 7 to 1. A small
but enthusiastic crowd had gathered
fo witness the game, and all went
away well pleased with the sport of
polo. Probably polo is the most ex
citing game that has ever been enter
ed in the list of athletic sports. All
through the game the interest of
every spectator is kept at the highest
pitch as the players glide hither and
thither and the little and elusive red
ball bounds from one corner to the
IIa"hs Thorusen, who disappeared
from this city some time ago and who
was reported to have been" seen in
Iowa City, has not yet been located.
His father, Asmus Thordsen, of 723
Rock Island street, went to Iowa City in
order to find his son if possible, and
the latest report is that be has been
successful in his attempt.
Michael Conroy, 1he alleged confed
erate of Dan Murphy, and an accused
accomplice of George Durrier is now
prisoner in the Scott county jail.
Conroy was brought to Davenport
Saturday by Deputy Sheriff ISurke, of
C. M. Adams, special organizer for
the National Rural Letter Carriers as
sociation in the Second Congressional
district of Iowa, has issued a call for
the rural carriers of Scott county to
meet at the post office in Davenport
at 10 o'clock Thanksgiving morning
to organize. Mr. Adams has
been very busy for the past
two weeks, and as a result of his ef
forts, five counties in the district will
meet that day and organize, and se
lect delegates to the next state meet
ing, to be held in Des Moines Jan. 1.
The newly formed Automobile club
held its second meeting Saturday at
the rooms of the Davenport 15us
iness Men's association. In the ab
sence of President .1. V. llollinger,
K. L. Dills occupied the president's
chair and .1. H. Egal officiated as sec
retary. A membership committee was
appointed consisting of Julius (inos.
T. 11. Carson and W. II. Martin. The
annual dues were placed at , $25. It
is the object of the new organization
to boom good roads and eventually
QUEER FERRY ARRANGEMENT
AT OTHER. END
The Chicago Kecord-IIerald tells of
the method of crossing the Bureau
river at the town on the other end of
the Hennepin canal, where I'ncle
Sam. the town council of Hennepin, a
saloonkeeper and a ferryman are
mixed up in the oddest ferry arrange
ment to be found in the state of Illi
nois. The ferry itself outrivals any
other contrivance that has ever been
nvented for the transportation of
man ami beast across stream. By the
ferry people are enabled to reach the
town from the railway station at' Bu
reau Junction on the Kock Island
road. From this station a star route
is operated, by means of which the
town of Hennepin is supplied with
mail three times a day.
The village of Hennepin owns the
ferry and controls the ferry land
ings. Hennepin is in I'utnam county.
but Bureau county, across the Illinois
river, is required to keep up the road
front Bureau Junction to the ferry
landing. The town of Hennepin farms
the ferry out to a saloonkeeper, who
pays a dollar a day for the control of
it. Then the saloonkeeper farms it
to the ferryman for $1.25 a day, pock
eting $1)0 a year for the privilege.
Peter Lehr operates the mail route.
and for this service he receives from
Uncle Sam $300 a year. Of this sum
Lehr is required to pay the ferryman
$156 a year, or more than half the
sum he receives from the govern
ment. Peter is known to be a patient.
faithful servant, but, try as he may,
he is unable to figure out why that
rumseller should get $$0 a year for
doing nothing, while he must put up
half of his money to help feed that
wonderful ferry arrangement. Some
times he gets out of patience and he
whacks poor "Skip" and "Git" (his
team) over the back with his whip
until the beasts threaten to turn the
outfit into the Bureau river..
Another odd character in the ferry
company is "Bill." Bill is the horse
that furnishes the power to get the
boat back and forth across the river.
No one ever heard of just such an
other equine as Bill, and certainly no
on ever ran up against the unique
machinery that the horse operates.
The boat is a long, flatbottom affair,
but it is safe and sound, and has nev
er been known to be out of business.
Across the river is a heavy manila
cable, an end being securely anchor
ed on either shore. The cable rests
on pulley wheels, one on each end of
A man named Spencer once owned
he ferry, and when he got possession
of it it was customary for two men
o take hold of the rope, and bv
walking the length of the boat the
raft was propelled across stream.
But in -winter the hands of the men
to have a club house of its own. The
committee upon by-laws presented Hs
report but no action was taken there
on. The charter members of the club
are as follows: F. L. Hills, W. If.
Martin, Charles Mason. Sam T. White,
Julius Oook, '.1. it. Hostt-tler, T. IJ.
Carson, A'. A. Fuller, A. II. Kuebsam
and J. II. Egal.
The annual meeting of the Tri-City
Federation of Musical clubs was held
Friday at the home of Mrs. W. 1).
Middleton and was the occasion for
a large attendance of members, there
being 18 clubs and classes represented.
The election of officers resulted as
follows: President, Mrs. V. 1). Mid
dleton; vice president, Miss Florence
Jordan; secretary, Mrs. T. O. Swiney;
trensurer, Mrs. Robert Oberholtzer;
temporary trensurer. Miss Middleton.
Saturday night as a farmer was
driving to his home north of the city,
he stepped at Steuben's saloon on
Brady street nt the end of the lSrady
street line of the Tri-City Railway
company. On the outside he left his
team ami wagon standing. While he
refreshed himself on the inside, some
thieves made away with a case of
beer, quantity of sausage, two whips
and a robe -which the farmer left in
his wagon. The theft was reported to
the police, but no clues were obtainable.
The fire department was summoned
Saturday to the headquarters of the
Postal Telegraph company on Drady
street, where smoke was discovered
to be penetrating through the floor
ing with no blaze in sight.
Chief I'iening at once began a
thorough examination and finally lo
cated a patch of hot plastering in the
basement ceiling over a burning gas
jet. The ceiling was cut through
when it das discovered that the joist
in the flooring were slowly burning
and gradually creeping along in .the
direction of the adjoining buildings.
But for its timely discovery the fire
would in time have undoubtedly bro
ken forth in great fury and possibly
have resulted in a serious conflagra
The Davenport team of the Nation
al Boiler Polo league wwn its second
gnme from the Peoria team yester
day before an enthusiastic, crowd by
a. score of 6 to .1. Devlin's work at
center was the feature.
Cbronio Rheumatism Cored
Dr. H. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind., says: "For several months after
spraining my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally
tried Detchon's Mystic Cure or Rheu
matism, and in four days could walk
without my cane; two bottles cured
me sound and well. I take great
pleasure in recommending the Mystic
Cure to all who are afflicted with
rheumatism." Sold by Otto Grotjan,
1501 Second avenue, Rock Island;
Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
OF THE HENNEPIN
would freeze to the rope. Then Spen
cer evolved a thought. He procured
a stick of wood and across one end he
cut a notch thick enough to let the
cable fit in it. 'The other end he
rounded off like the end of a cant
hook. By "biting" the rope in the
notch of the stick he had only to hold
on and take the boat's length walk.
Thij, stick for years was handled in
this manner until a new operator
came along and used, the stick of
wood as Spencer had contrived it.
But one day the newcomer also evolv
ed- a thought. "Why couldn't he
hitch ji horse to the end of the stick
and make the animal do the work?"
He tried it. and that resulted in the
present style of operation of the
Bill is the horse that knows whrn
he is hitched to the rope, and he also
knows a whole lot of other things.
He knows that it requires just eight
walks (in an ordinary stage of water)
to walk the boat across the Illinois
river. On every trip up to the eighth
he turns to the right in retracing his
steps to take another hold on the
rope. But on the eighth he never
fails to turn to the left, and ambles
off to the box in which his master
places his dinner. At such times as
high water makes it necessary to do
more work-Bill is able to tell whether
he will have to go back and take an
other bite when the boat is approach
ing shore. He doesn't budge if his
horse sense tells him that the mo
mentum will take the craft to anchor
without, further effort on his part.
ARE YOU AGEING?
Dr. Holmes used to say he
was "seventy years young."
Some men arc old at half
Age is not in years. It is
in the blood. Scott's Emul
sion helps to keep you young
by keeping your blood young;
by supplying it with an
abundance of rich, pure, vital
nourishment;; carrying con
stant life and renewal to
every fibre of vour body. It
will help you to rob advancing
years of half their sting.
" Well end ycro. wunple re upon request.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pa'j-I Street, New Voik.
To all aspects, it seems there will be
war between the implement molders
and the Moline Plow company. The
proposition made by C. K. Stephens, of
the Moline Plow company, and the
counter proposition made by the mol
ders to him were both turned down,
and -there is 110 settlement in sight.
Misfprtune has laid a heavy hand on
William Schultz, of East Moline,
whose residence was burned early
Tuesday morning. All he had in the
world was consumed in the destruc
tive blaze and the family was plunged
into the depths of destitution at a
time when everything seemed to be
so hopeful and the future was bright.
The residence that was destroyed rep
resented the fruits of years of pa
tient struggle by Mr. Schultz and his
wife, and the fire swept it from them.
They had scrimped and saved to meet
the expense and had paid all but $200
on the cost of erection.
At the meeting of the North Star
observatory, the members enjoyed an
address by Ab Land is, the famous
actuary, and songs by the Svea quar
tet, closing with a luncheon. At the
business session the members appro
priated $25 sick benefit to Ed Mum
mert, one of the members who has
been ill for a long time, decided to ap-
tertainments and agreed to buy 000
pins, one for each member.
The Moline Wagon company resum
ed the operations of its shops today
after an idleness of two weeks for in
ventory and repairs. The new season
promises to be a lively one and with
an excellent outlook for orders
enough to keep the plant busy all sea
son. Seventy-five houses are already in
sight for the employes which the
Bock Island road will install at new
shops some time after the first of the
year One would hardly suspect that
there were so many available residen
ces in Moline and East. Moline, but
this number has been secured after a
canvass made in the interest of the
It is unofficially announced at the
high school that the Thanksgiving
game with Juliet will be played in the
morning to give both the public and
the players a chance to attend the
Davenport-Koek Island game in Dav
enport in the afternoon for the cham
pionship of the three cities.
The pastors of the city will hold a
conference with Miss Lucy Page Gas
ton at the Tri-City Sanitarium at 4:30
this afternoon with the view of taking
more active steps to destroy the eiga-
ret evil. The society for the dt1
struction of the cigaret desires the
cooperation of all of the churches
and holds these conferences to that
end. The conference will be followed
by a preliminary dinner given by the
management of the sanitarium.
The Central I'nion Telephone com
pany, has arranged to open an ex
change at East Moline. and it will be
ready for use some time this week
It will be located in the home of Mrs
Parrott and have direct connection
with the Moline exchange, being some
what of a sub-exchange for the 0m1
here. Upward of 30 subscribers have
been secured by the company in the
suburb. There will be no extra cost
to local patrons desiring to 'phone to
the suburb, and the villagers will have
the advantage of tri-eity service with
out extra cost.
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Member of the Louisville lire de
partment aiv accused of looting the
buildings burned lu the Masonic Tem
South Africa needs 241,000 labortrs
she cannot obtain among the negro
It is proposed to erect a monument
at Washington to the late President
The White Star line steamer Baltic,
the largest steamer in the world, has
been launched at Belfast. Her displace
ment is ;;j).S(!0 tons.
There Is an epidemic of diphtheria
in St. Mary's parochial school at Mich
igan City. Ind., which has resulted In
Mine. Elizflbcth Nash, of Philadel
phia, has been given a verdict for $18,
000 against J., Edward Addicks, the
Delaware gas magnate, In a suit grow
ing out of a stock transaction.
Bobbers blew open the outer safe
and partially wrecked-the building of
the Bank of Uaymond. Neb., but were
unable to gain access to the safe.
W. S. Carson, general yard master
of the Terminal Railway association
at East St. Louis, lias been appointed
superintendent of the World's Fair
Princess Mathilde Letitia "Wil
helmina Bonaparte is seriously ill at
Paris. . She has been extremely feeble
for some time past.
The whole of southeast Texas and
southwest Louisiana is enveloped in a
dese smoked the result of forest and
Mrs. Margaret Sheldon, 100 years
old. Is dead at Scandla, Kan. She was
born in the County of Tyrone. Irelaud.
Amos T. Atwater, aged 4U years, a
former president of the St. Louis Live
Stock Exchange, is dead at St. Louis
of heart failure.
The leading painters and sculptors of
St Petersburg have promised to co
operate in organizing a Russian art ex
hibit at the St. Louis exposition.
Communication by telegraph ii (Jer
many, particularly west of Hanover,
has been Interrupted by a general
T O'V E
It's nearly stove weather,
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Heater, don't fail to see
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est in the market. You
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MEN AND WOMEN. Wake Up!
Is Your Back Weak? Have You Drag
ging Pains? Are You Easily Tired?
Have You Rheumatism?
Have you lost the fire and strength of
youth.' Are you growing old too soon?
If you have these symptoms or any
other sign of breaking down of your
nerves and vitality, you will find new
life in electricity as applied accord
ing to my system. Dr. Home's treat
ment is made for you it is the best
way to use electricity. It pours a
gentle stream of life into the weak
ened parts. It refreshes the Vierves,
expands the vital power?, enriches the Services and X-Kay Examination
circulation and makes you feel bright, Free,
active and vigorous. You get stronger each day and in a few weeks you
are a new man, stronger and younger in t he fire of youth. It is grand,
this method of mine. Business men, professional men. ministers, athletes,
men of national renown, and ever" man in every walk of life who have ever
used it are praising it.
Are you suffering from physical and vital weakness, rheumatism. lame
back, nervous debility, weak back, bladder and urinary troubles, sciatica,
lumbago, paralysis, locomotor ataxia, constipation, throat troubles, poor
circulation, dyspepsia, indigestion, asthma, enlarged or inflamed prostate
gland, sleeplessness, epileptic fits, piles, neuralgia, kidney and liver trou
bles, spots floating before the eyes, palpitation of the" heart, shortness of
breath, headache, shooting pains in the chest, back, hips and ankles? Have
you weak lungs or bronchial tubes, female weakness. leuchorrhoea
(whites), heart trouble, nervous exhaustion, or any evidence of breaking
down in man or woman? If so, there is quick relief and a permanent cure
in store for you at Dr. Home's office.
Consultation free and confidential.
Dr. J. Alvin Home,
Booms 49, 50 and 51, Mitchell &
Hours: 9 to 12, 2 to 5 and
1 ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK f
$ BOCK ISLAND, ILL. J
$ Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent t
Z Interest Paid on Deposits. t
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estat Security. T
5 J. M. Buford, Tresident.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupying S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde's new building..
H. E. C A STEEL,
(5eitral Trust Savings IBank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock. SIOO.OCO- Four Per Cent Interest raid on Dpoalt
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Ad
ministrator, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and assignee of Insolvent estates. General fnamclal
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
IIIHIHIIMIHIIIIHHIIII lit HIM I Ml I If
Wholesale Dealer in PURE WINES AND LIQUORS.
I WAUKESHA AND
Manufacturer of WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS.
1016-1613 Tnlrd Avenue, Rock Island, HI.
Diamonds Going Down Instead of Up.
$.5,000 stock of diamonds, watches, jewelry, clothing, bicycles and other f
merchandise being sold at great bargains at SIEGEL'S LOAN OFFICE, 320
Twentieth street, 'phone 663 brown.
11 lV-! X J
Lynde Building, Bock Tsland, Illinois.
7 to 8 p. m.; Sundays, 9 to 11 a. m.
R. R. Cable,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchell,
H. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Bulori,
John Volk. '
SolicitorsJackson and Hnnt.
L. D. MTJDGE,
EL B. SIMMON,