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Monday, November 23, 1903.
The indictment of a United States
senator for selling postoffiee appoint
ments looks like another "disturb
ance of business."
King1 Leopold is coming to the St.
Louis world's fair. He has heard that
the "midway" is to be twice as big as
that at Chicago, and will make a
Milwaukee is to have a graft inves
tigation. The Cleveland Press sug
gests that when she has been made
famous by boiKlle as well as by booze,
she should certainly be a proud little
Carrie Xatit.n advertised her show
by her trip to the White House. Car
rie realizes the value of advertising.
She knows there is no use trying to
get along in the smashing business,
the show business, the disturbing bus
iness or any other business unless you
advertise. This theory of Carrie's is
all right. Advertising is the backbone
"Xo one desires to annex Panama.
The United States is not hunting for
any South American territories to
add to her possessions." This is the
plea of a republican administration
paper. Nor were we hunting a few
years ago for Asiatic territory. Hut
the administration made a show of
"necessity" and the "national honor."
The same sort of false reasoning' may
hitch to our possessions a South
American state, and it will appear in
due time. Who would have thought
a few years ago that our army or
navy would be employed to maintain
or make successful the secession of
a state from an American republic?
That's what the I'nited States is do
ing in Panama. The law of state ne
cessity is pleaded by the administra
tion. Hating made up the mind to
steal, reasons can be found as plenty
as blackberries, and the people, un
der the lead of presidents and secre
taries, will be found eager to 'accept
the boodle. .
Postmasters Who Raised Tbeir Own I
Springfield (Mass.) Republican:
There is no longer any doubt
that the policy of the post
office department, which rates
the offices according to the value of
stamps sold, has proved a demoraliz
ing one. .Tust now there is a lively
hunt in progress to uncover those
postmasters in the neighborhood of
IJoston who have been selling stamps
in that city to an extent which has
diverted $100,000 a year from the
Hoston postoffiee. Offices have in
cases trebled their stamp sales, de
spite the fact that the population in
every instance has dropped off. or, at
best, remained stationary. In this
way scheming postmasters have been
able to lift their own salaries as well
us those of their help, increase their
force of carriers and clerks and se
cure better postoffiee quarters.
The Hingham office has been "call
ed down." and Concord .Junction,
Stoneham, Lexington and Waverly
are said' to be among the places which
have done a constantly increasing
stamp business. Boston business
houses have yielded to the solicita
tions of a number of postmasters in
towns where they live, and in some
cases in those places where they have
their summer homes.and have bought
their stamps from these various of
fices. It is natural that the Boston
postoffiee, where the business yielded
by these stamps must be handled, ob
jects to this state of things. Stamps
so sold have not contributed to pro
viding the facilities for handling such
In view of these revelations and
there have been others in the past,
and are more instances waiting to be
uncovered it might be in order to
inquire whether the basing of the
salaries and appropriations for post
office on their sale of stamps is the
most desirable one that could be em
ployed. It has certainly begotten "en
terprise" if an illegitimate sort.
If Postmaster (Jeneral Payne is cor
rectly reported, the government pro
poses to make the postmasters who
have increased the money appropria
ted by the department, to the use of
their offices, through the sale of
stamps outside of their field, pay back
the sum total of such increase. If
such be the purpose of the depart
ment, and it is able to enforce the de
mand, the situation will become a
serious one not only to the postmas
ters, I ut to representatives in con
gress, who will be earnestly besought
to'turn aside this blow and save their
apjK)intees from its pains and penal-
It is also in order to consider that
if there has Jjeen so much of this sort
of thing gobig on in Massachusetts,
it is quite time to ask how about the
rest of the country? It is not likely
that we have been sinners above the
rest, and so the field of inquiry should
be widely extended. That it will yield
results in the neighborhood of the
large cities of the country quite equal
to those in sight -around Boston is to
The .Local Paper-
A writer in- the Review of Reviews
sums up the attractions of the local
paper' as follows:
"Kach copy is read not only by the
five people usually credited to the or
dinary paper, but by twice or thrice
that number in many instances, for
many subscribers jxiss their paper on
and on to the inmates of less fortun
ate homes. These publications are
preeminently the home papers of
newspaperdom. They are not super
ficially scanned while men travel to
business and then left for brakemen
to gather up. They go directly into
homes, and the reading of them is a
duty as well as a pleasure. Hence
their peculiar value to advertisers and
their value as molders of public opin
ion." Notes From Nearby.
The Western Illinois Traction com
pany, which has a charter to build to
this city, is investigating the feasi
bility of building south to Macomb.
After nearly a month of darkness
the city of Muscatine has effected an
agreement with the lighting company
and the street lights are burning. The
shutting off of the lights was the re
sult of a disagreement, the company
demanding $120 a year for each light
and the city being willing to pay but
$65. It is understood that a compro
mise has been effected, but the terms
of the agreement have not been given
The corner stone of the new $27,000
V. M. C. A. building at Kewanee was
laid yesterday afternoon. Addresses
were made by K. A. Halsey, of Chica
go: F. M. Lay, H. II. Clears and Pro
fessor A. C. Butler, of Kewanee.
After threatening to kill his daugh
ter with an ax. Frank Riggins, of
Kewanee, aged 51. took carbolic acid
and died in two hours.
A hundred farmers have been
searching for Fred Strube, suspected
of the Henninger murder, in Mason
county, on the theory that he has
committed suicide. They have cover
ed the entire territory within a ra
dius of five miles from the scene of
the crime, but so far without results.
Andrew Carnegie's $70,000 library
at Rockford was yesterday thrown
open to the public, and thousands of
Rockford people inspected it during
the day. The gift, which threatened
to divide Fast Rockford and West
Rockford. has been accepted by the
whole of Rockford.
WAS IT DYSPEPSIA?
Extreme Thinness a Symptom Scientific
Way by Which It Can be Cared.
Mi-o-na cures dyspepsia by the only
natural method of giving tone and
strength to the digestive organs,
soothing and healing the irritated and
inflamed conditions, and mingling
with the food so that it is more easily
assimilated and digested.
Kxtreme thinness and emaciation is
one of the principal symptoms of in
digestion, but many of the following
symptoms are also in evidence:
Uneasiness at stomach, acidity,
water-brash, spitting up of food, col
ic, sensation of weight or heaviness at
pit of stomach, sore mouth, constipa
tion, sediment in urine, night sweats,
headache, cold hands and feet, pain
under shoulder blade, pain between
shoulders, confusion of mind, defects
of vision or hearing, flatulency, heart
burn, nausea, gripes, coated tongue,
sour taste in the mouth, diarrhoea,
dry skin, nervousness, sick headache,
congestion of the head, vertigo or diz
ziness, drowsiness, sleeplessness, pal
pitation of the heart.
. Mi-o-na will cure dyspepsia. A 50
cent bottle will give strength and tone
to the digestive organs and aid the
food to assimilate, while its continued
use for a reasonable length of time
will bring back natural weight and
restore health and strength.
A few days use of Mi-o-na will show
a marked gain in health and in a few
weeks the cure will be complete. - This
is a strong statement, but T. II. Thom
as emphasizes it by agreeing to re
fund your money if Mi-o-na does not
do all that is claimed for it.
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.
A Runaway Bicycle.
Terminated with an ugly cut on the
leg of J. 13. Orner, Franklin Grove, 111.
It developed a stubborn- ulcer, un
yielding to doctors and' remedies for
four years. Then Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured. It's just as good for
burns, scalds,' skin eruptions and piles.
23 cents, at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
store. r -
DAILY SHORT STORY
Hunting Queer Prey.
(Copyright. 1903. by C. B. LewlsJ
We had gone out to the Solidar reefs,
fifty miles to the south of Ceylon, to
capture if possible a living specimen of
the octopus or devilfish for the Bom
bay museum. After arriving and an
choring the bark a safe distance from
the reefs we pulled in with the yawl to
look for signs of the prey we were
after. We had every reason to believe
that he was "at home" In a shallow
cave at the base of a big rock, but we
had orders not to go too close.
Next morniug two boats approached
the rocks from opposite sides, and Pro
fessor Grlmshaw, who had charge of
the expedition, landed to make a close
Inspection. Our approach was made as
silently as possible, and the professor
removed his boots before landing.
There was no danger of the octopus
running away if he was there, but we
had some plans to lay In advance. Aft
er Kime spying about he was located in
the cavern spoken of, and the professor
was dismayed at the size of the crea
ture, lie had counted five great tenta
cles, and the bulk of the octopus was
that of a big barrel. It was decided
that its feeding time would be about
high water, and at low water It might
come out to lie on the rocks or swim in
the channel. It was for low water we
waited, and before the tide had run
out we landed on the rock again and
stretched two large fish nets across It
and weighted them at the corners with
stones to prevent their being carried
In. the channel we stretched other
nets, and at dead low water we hauled
off to see If anything would occur.
Something did. The octopus decided
to tak? a little ramble, and be came
down the channel toward our flotilla.
When he reached the net and found
his progress checked he was furious
In an Instant and did just what we
hoped he would do. He seized it and
began pulling and hauling, and in a
minute or two he was all tangled up.
For the next quarter of an hour we
were treated to a rare exhibition. No
whale could have made the fuss that
monster did. In bis struggles he threw
water twenty feet high and for fifty
feet around him, and now and then he
raised an nrni high iu the air and
swept it around him like a flail and
with such a swish as a limb would
make in the hands of a giant. The
net was of the strongest material, and
when he ceased to struggle we realized
that he was pretty well tangled up.
We could do nothing more toward his
capture Just then, however, as the tide
had turned, and he retreated to his
lair, taking the nets with him and
making slow progress.
At S o'clock next morning we landed
on the rocks and found the nets all
right. The professor had brought
along a big squirt gun and a large jar
of chloroform, and when all was ready
we made a circuit to the west and got
as near as we dared to the cavern and
then began rolling stones into it. We
had not been at work over five minutes
when the octopus was routed out. We
first saw one long tentacle shoot out
of the water and clutch the rock above,
and then the creature slowly and la
boriously drew itself out.
The net had beeu bitten and broken
in many places, but still tangled about
him so as to greatly hamper his move
ments. Of the five arms only one was
entirely free. The monster must have
thought the attack was being made on
him from above, for he had no sooner
caught sight of the spread nets than
he went for them in a furious way. lie
was, of course, still further tangled up,
and the exhibition of the previous day
was nothing to this.
Nothing livlrg could have broken
clear of that tangle, but we had a good
idea of the creature's strength by the
way he snapped ropes and cords here
and there. With one free tentacle he
picked up and hurled Into the sea a
loose rock which two strong men could
not have moved.
It was a quarter of an hour ltefore
the octopus wa.3 so entirely tangled in
the nets that he could struggle no
more, and we waited at least ten min
utes before approaching him. Then the
professor advanced with his squirt gun
charged from the jar of chloroform,
and its contents were shot full in the
monster's face. In two minutes he lay
as if dead, and we then got ropes and
straps and made him secure. Now and
then there was a shiver the full length
of the tentacles, and we had to stand
back while the professor repeated the
dose, but at no time did the octopus re
gain full consciousness. Wrhen all was
ready we put planks under the body
and slid it down into the water, and
after a hard two hours' work we got
the mass aboard the bark and Into a
box prepared in advance.
Few people have' ever seen a full
grown devilfish, as not above two or
three have ever been on exhibition,
and those came ashore dead and
shrunken. The weight of this fellow
was 510 pounds, and the stretch of each
tentacle was over eighteen feet. The
size of the tentacles at their base was
as large as the body of a boy ten years
old, and each was armed with over 200.
disks or sucking cups. Had he got
Jhree of his long arms around the body
of a whale and used the other two to
cling to some submerged rock his
whaleship would have stood no show
The odor exhaled made us all more
or less sick and dizzy, and we were
glad enough when we had landed our
captiv at Rombay. He is there today,
but only ns a preserved specimen. The
best of care was given him when trans
ferred to the museum, but In the, course
of five or six weeks be was dead. So
far as I know, however, be was the
nly on of his kind ever taken alive, r
"What's the matter with Rrother
"Why, he got a sure tip on the races
and lost all of his coin."
"I see, and now he's making an aw
ful roar about it." Mail and Express.
Constable If you can think of some
way to hold him for his bill I'll arrest
Hotel Keeper I have it! False pre
tenses! lie said he was an actor, and I
saw the show last night. San Francis
A Stirring Speech.
"I was much moved by a speech I
heard .vest iddy.""
"Wot was it V 1 -
"A park cop said 'gettinblazcsoutof
here!' "New York Evening Journal.
"I told him I never wanted him to
speak to me again, and that he should
not attempt to call me back, and that I
was going straight home and there was
no use in calling me, and and I won
der if the silly thing intends to wait
until I am clear out of hearing!"
A Practical Joker.
"I'm a professional humorist by
"Then why don't you work at it?"
"I do, mum. Everywhere I go I
promises to work for me dinner." Saa
"Why, Freddie, that isn't the way
Constantinople Is spelled in your geog
raphy." "I know it ain't, but the geography's
copyrighted." Cnk-ago American.
has the fine flavor and V.?
fraerant aroma whicn manes n
a perfect substitute for coffee.
Made of sweet, wholesome grains.
"Don't say, you can't drink cereal
coffee" until you've tried "Mocon".
It is delicious and appetizing.
Supposed hopeless coffee drinkers
like it from the first cup.
Man's best drink. Ask your grocer.
Write for trial package Free.
Central City Cereal Coffee Cor
1-17 Peoria III., I). S. A.
Direction Chamber un,Kinpt&.Coiipan v.
Thanksgiving, Nov. 26.
MATINEE AM) NIGHT
The young romantic actor,'
A drama tiation of Winston Church
ill's famous novel of the s-ame name
by Edward E. Hose, with a careful
ly selected company of players and
the original massive scenic produc
tion that marked the success of tin's
plav at the Empire theatre. New
Scats on sale Tuesday morning.
Prices: .Matinee, :.'.", .1f)c, 7."c and 1.
Evening, ."c, "), 7."e, $1 ai d $1.50.
OinCCTION CHAMBERUN.KlNPT. COMPANY.
Saturday, Nov. 28.
The greatest Irish play produced
since Dion Hone icaull's time. .!ail
and Express. Aug. l'.. 110:.
The st nsati nal success of the present
season and exactly :is placed l.K)
nights in New York..!. Wesley
Iti seiupiest's magnificent
I'nrrmoiisly successful play
The Days jf 1803-
with a superb company, headed by the
yciing romantic actor
And most of the original cast, includ
ing . I. P. Sullivan. Frank LaUtie. Ed
ward O'Connor. Luke Martin. Wil
liam Elliott. Owen Fawcett. Miss Au
gelia Uussell. Helen Strickland. Etta
I'aker Martin and :S0 other-.
Prices: 2."c. .Vie. 75 c and 1 .01 K
Chicago, Nov 23 -Following are me open
ing, Highest, lowest and closing qnotatlors
in to a ay's markets:
Dec, 79 v i "94: 'vi
May. TH it'1 78!. TSS .
July, 74V, 71S; 74'8 ; 74H
Nov. 42; 423 : 42: 42 V
Dec, 4:$: 4:1: 42-: 42
May, 42; 41; 41-.
Nov. 3H- 35': 35'i: 85'.
Dec, K5 3.V4 34S 4S'.
May, 30;); 36!; 35?; 35.
Jan., II 40. 11.40: 11.22-: It 2
May, 11.50; 11.52; 1135; 11.35
Dec, 6 4"; 6.4S; 6 45. fl 45
Jan , 6.57: 6.57 ; 6.45: 6.45.
May,6.60; 6.60 , 6.50 : 6.E0
Jan., 6.05: 6.05: 5.92: 5 92.
May. 6.17; 6.17.6.05; 6.(j7.
Rye, Dec. 34: May 55: Hax. N. W. 964;
S. W. 90; Dec. 90; May 95: barlev tt&;,8.
Receipts toaay: Wneai 10S, corn 2f4. uats
221' ; nogs 52,000; cattle 3",Ku, sheep 30.000.
riog market opened weak, 10 to I5c lower.
Llpht. 14 O0&4.'5: mixed and outcn
ers, I4.0." 4 60: good heavy, 13 9.x3,4 55; rough
heavy, 3 850120.
Cattle market opened lower.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Kansas City 6.oon. cattle 12.000,
ho irs at Omaha 4 000, cattle 7,500
Union stock yards 8:40 a. m.
Hor market, slow, loto I5c lower.
Lteht, S3 95&4.45; mixed and butchers, 4.00
4f0: good heavy, 3 9J$4 45; rough heavy.
Cattle market closed generally 10c lower.
Beeves f3 S5&5 60, cows and neiiers 1.2.V3
4.40, Texas steers IJ.8ft33.6ft Rtocken and
feeders I2.0oa4.50, westerns 2.R0t.3).
Sheep market strong to 10c higher.
Hog market closed quiet.
L.tent, I3UV&4 45; mixed and butchers Si.oo
0.4 50 good heavy, (3 9034.45; rough heavy,
Cattie market closed slow and weak.
Sheep market closed for good strong.
Estimated receipts Tuesday: Wheat 140,
corn 43. oats 00. hogs 29.000.
New York Stocks.
New York, Nov. 23. The following are tht
c ostng Quotations on the New York stock
Sugar 117. Gas 94H.C. R-1. &P. 24S. South
erm Paclfllc, 40. li. & o. 76. AtcMson com
mon 65?. Atctitaon pfd. I?9H. C M. &St. P.
i3tH. Manhattan I3?t copper 3m. W. U.
Tel. Co. 84J4, tU & N 103, C. A A. 3 Rdg.
common 41. Can. Paciac Leather com
moner, B. K. T. 39!4, PacitlC Mail 85. U
S. Steel ptd. 52M, U. S. Steel common im,
Peuna. 114V4, too. Pacific 9". Union PaciUc
73'4, coal and iron 27Ji, Erie common
Wabash pfd. 35j Car foundry 19, O. & G.
W. 157. Rep. Steel ptd. 46, Rep. Steel com
mon iS. New York Central 117M, Illinois
LOCAL MABKKT CONDITIONS.
Rock Island, Nov. 23 Follow;ng are the
quotations on the local market:
Butter Creamery 21c25c, dalryisc
Kggs Fresh 22c
Live poultry Spring chickens Be per
pound hens 8c per pound.
Vegetables Potatoes, 55 to 65c
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Our suits from 57.50 to $15.00
are certainly the best that has ever
been shown in the city, and our
OVEHCATS from $6.00 to $15
are hard to match even for $2 to S3
more...and we are also showing
more fine Suits and Overcoats than
any other clothing store in the city.
The New Clothing Store
Nov. 24th Only.
t o points i n Texas,
Louisiana, Indian and
For fvill informoLtion call a.t C.
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