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TRis Attema, FRiDAir, November 27. io&.
Publlsned Dally and Weekly at 1634 Sec
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BY. THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cent per week. Weekly,
tl per year in advance.
All communication! of argumentative
character, political tr religious, must nave
real name attached tor publication. No
sack articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every towa
skip In Rock Island county.
Friday, November 27. 1903.
If to dig were as easy as to dine
and talk of digging, the Panama canal
would at once be completed by Sec
.John 1). Uookefeller's plan to
spread the light of the gospel by peg
ging up the price of kerosene will de
feat itself. It is not calculated to put
the consumer in a christian frame of
Senators Blackburn and Lindsay, of
Kentucky, were once traveling to
gether through the Allegheny moun
tains, lilackburn went into the smok
ing room ami returned in a few min
utes looking so much depressed that
Lindsay asked: "What's the 7natter.
Joe?" "Why, I've lost the better part
of my baggage." said l'lackburn. in
heartbroken tones. "Was it stolen or
did you leave it lehindV" "Worse
than that the covk came out."
Fifteen years ago Judge Gary, in
Chicago, sent to the gallows live an
archist murderers. Frightful curse
were hurled at him by the condemn
ed men, their relatives and adherents.
The superstitious trembled for the
judge. He has just celebrated, at the
age of 79. hale and heart 3'. his 40th
year on the bench. All of which leads
to the conclusion that perhaps an
anarchist's curse is a blessing in disguise.
Kx-C'ongressman Tim Campbell, of
!Xew York, whose classic remark,
"What's the constitution between
friends?" gave him high rank as a
statesman, was speaking of hoodlers
the other night when the name of a
genius in that line who had high rank
in the Albany game some years ago
came up. Some one questioned
whether this lobbyist was as slick as
he had the reputation of being, when
the ex-congressman remarked: "Why.
that fellow could hear a 2-cent stamp
drop in a waste paper basket."
Senator I'latt is beginning to see
unmistakable signs that he is no
longer autocrat of the republican
party in New York state. He arrived
in New York last Thursday and went
to his usual quarters in the Fifth Av
enue hotel, but there was far from
the same rush of leaders to consult
him as of yore. As a matter of fact,
most of them were over at the re
publican club dancing attendance on
Gov. Odell. who is putting up there.
It is evident that the venerable sena
tor is not now regarded as the party
leader, though he is not yet without
influential following. Hut it is clear
that those who have an eye on the
loaves ami fishes now look more to
the governor than to the Tioga statesman.
affects only themselves tnere is no
earthly reason why they should not be
allowed to try the experiment to their
hearts' content. The trouble Is that it
rarely does affect only themselves, and
In 1828 the evil was peculiarly aggra
vated on account of the unequal way in
which the proposed law would affect
different sections. It purported to ben
eflt the rest of the country, but it un
doubtedly worked real injury to the
planter states, and there is small
ground to wonder that the irritation
over it in the region so affected should
have been intense."
A Trust Buster Needed.
The beef "combine has turned the
screw another notch higher by discon
tinuing the deliver" of their products
to the local butchers. This will save a
large outlay for horses, wagons and
drivers to the trusts, but will entail a
corresponding expense to the retail
butchers. The consumer, as usual, will
pay the bills, and lue Elizabeth (N. J.)
Times says the butchers will raise the
price of meat. Whether this action of
the trust is general or confined to New
Jersey is not yet apparent, but if the
beef trust can saddle its expenses on
the retail butchers in New Jersey it can
and probably will make this same sav.
Ing everywhere. The much belauded
injunction against the beef combine
that comprises the only effort of the
administration against an industrial
trust does not appear to have any effect
upon its extortions. While cattle and
hogs hav declined in price, the com.
bine still charges the same' rate for
their products, and iu New Jersey, at
least, the retail price of meat is ad
vancing. Instead of a broncho buster we need
a trust buster.
Senator Liodge's Fake Tariff Bill.
The demand for free hides has be
come so strong In New England that
Senator Lodge has apparently broken
loose from the "stand patters' and has
introduced a bill to put hides on the
free list. Nobody knows better than
does Senator Lodge that all bills af
footing the revenue must have their
origin in the house. This fact is suffl
cient to establish he fakiness of the
bill, even 'if Senator Lodge did not
know that the fiat of the stand patters
is to hold fast and to touch no tariff
schedule until after the presidential
election. Under these conditions the
wilv senator considered It perfectly
safe to introduce his little bill at the
wrong end of the capitol.
Before He Was President.
the following was not written uy
one of those "enemies of prosperity"
against which the Protective Tariff
league rails. It appears in an account
of the "tariff of abominations" written
by Theodore Roosevelt in his "Life of
Thomas II. Benton." We commend it
to some of his worshipers for their
"Free traders are apt to look at the
tariff from a sentimental standpoint,
but it is in reality purely a business
matter and should be decided solely oa
grounds of expediency. Political econ-
omists have- pretty generally agreed
that protection Is vicious in theory and
harmful In practice, bnt if the major
ity, of people in interest wish it and It
May Be Another "Surprise" for Hay
There must be 'something out of tlx
down at Washington. Apparently the
president has not jet framed up an ex
cuse for gobbling Santo Domingo. But
perhaps he is preparing to give the
faithful Hay another "surprise."
Johnstown (Pa .)' Democrat.
LIcenI to Wed.
Ernest Sch ruder Geneseo
Miss Louise Smith Geneseo
tieorge La Hue Port By run
Miss Lillie Lamb Albany
Kdric Howard Miller Port Byron
Mis Luella Simpson Cordova
Hay Kennedy Hock Island
Miss Margaret Xinkula Davenport
Charles G. Iruhof Hock Island
Miss Minnie Kurth Hock Island
Thomas L. Wells Mchison Kan
Miss Madge I. Stevenson
Henry Robinson Moline
Miss Fannie Ritchie Moline
Archie Ritchie Moline
Miss Marv L. Redfern Moline
Victor Swanson Moline
Miss Agnes Wiman Moline
William S. Warren Rock Island
Miss Alma K. Johnson Moline
T.H. THOMAS TAKES ALT, RISK
Says. If Ml-o-na Falls to Make Yon Well. It
Will Cost Von Nothlne.
You have nothing to lose when you
buy a package of Mi-o-na, the tlesh-
forining food and digestion regulator.
it T. H. Thomas reliable drug stor-
He takes all the risk; you have noth
ing to lose..
If Mi-o-na does not give a natural
increase in llesh. cure dyspepsia and
restore health, he will refund the
money on your simple say so.
This remarkable preparation is a
true flesh-forming food that builds up
good, healthy, solid tlcsh and muscle,
and makes thinness and serawniness
a thing of the past. The price is only
0 cents a package, and it will cost
yon nothing unless it gives perfect
satisfaction. Mi-o-na is the only tlesh-
forming food that is prepared in tab
let form and is pleasant anil easy to
use. It mingles with the food you
cat, aids assimilation, tones up and
strengthens the digestive organs and
restores health to the whole physical
The benefit, from Mi-o-na is not
mere relief. It tones up and strength
ens the digestive organs and perma
nent cures follow its use. The thin
and emaciated dyspeptic who uses Mi-
o-na will have a natural increase of
firm, solid flesh so that the outlines
become plump and pleasing.
Begin the use of Mi-o-na today at
T. H. Thomas' risk, and if it increases
your weight and cures you of indiges
tion, it will cost you SO cents. If it
does not, he will pay for the treat
ment himself and return your money
Eock Island, III., 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.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed assignee
of the Rock Island Furniture com
pany, a corporation of the state of
Illinois doing business at the city of
Rock Island, in Rock Island county,
Illinois, and all persons holding any
claim or claims against said company
are hereby notified to present the
same to the undersigned under oath
or affirmation within three months
from this date whetheraid claims
are due or not. All persons indebted
to said company are requested to
make prompt payment to the under
signed. Dated Rock Island, 111., Oct. 31, A.
CENTRAL TRUST & SAVINGS BANK,
M. J. Bain, Ann Arbor "Ha?ve tried
many medicines but find nothing so
good as Rocky Mountain Tea."
There's no other medicine that makes
sick people well so quickly. 35 cents.
For sale by T. H. Thomas, pharma
THE HOLES CORRUPTION HAS MADE.
Uncle Sam: "They are about out. Teddy, but those holes will always show.''
DAILY SHORT STORY
"Remain here, captain," said the gen
eral, "until B.'s corps arrives. As soon
as you see the head of the column turn
ing the bend in the road below bring
me word as fast as your horse will car
We had drawn rein at the gateway of
a large plantation, two pillars of stone,
each surmounted by a lion, from which
a long line of hedge extended in either
direction almost as far as the eye could
see. Within, a winding road lined with
tropical plants and rows of high shade
trees extended to the house. I rode
into the place and up to a broad ve
randa. A white headed old negro came
out of the front door and eyed me crit
ically. "I would like a lodging i:i this house
for a time," I said to hiiu. "For how
long I don't know; not loss than a few
days and not more than a few weeks."
The old man led me into a spacious
room tin the ground lloor and said:
"Would you like a julep, sab':"
When he returned with it, I question
ed him, and he told me that on our ap
proach ihe family had departed and
there was not a human being about the
place except himself and me, for they
had taken with thorn the few negroes
who had remained loyal to them. Ev
ery day the man set before me the
meager food the ample space for pro
visions contained and every night at
tended me to a chamber on the floor
above, where I passed the night in a
bed whose four high posts seemed to
stand like sentinels to watch over my
One night, not being able to sleep. I
went into the corridor and, sitting on
a window seat inclosed by curtains,
spent an hour looking out on the moon
lit grounds. I fell asleep. Waking
suddenly, I heard a light fwotstep and
the rustle of a dross on the staircase.
What prompted me, whether an in
stinct for safety or of modesty, 1 know
not, but I drew the curtains and peep
ed. The moonlight revealed the figure
of a young girl descending from the
floor alove. Her face was oval, her
hair raven, her eyes a lustrous black,
in which even in the uncertain light I
could detect anxiety, while the lints of
her bust and limbs were exquisite
curves. J lie figure as it passcu my
door paused and listened, then passed
on softlv to the floor beiow. I remained
where I was for a few minutes and it
returned, moving with the same cau
tion, to the upper floor.
"Ethan," I said to the old negro the
next morning, "are you sure there is
no one in the house but yourself and
me : .-
"Sure miff, sab. .What mak yo'
arsk?" He looked at me suspiciously.
"Have you ever heard that the bouse
"Now I come to think of it, sah, 1
have heerd o' hants walkin' 'bout in de
night. Have yo'"seen any on 'eih; saiY"
"I think I saw one last night. Have
you ever heard of a lovely youug girl
haunting the house?"
"Pears to me, sah, I have heerd
."I sirw her last night. I was tempt
ed to see if she was a ghost by sending
a bullet through her."
The old man looked troubled. "Dat
ghost didn't never hurt nobody," he
said. "Hain't no Yasion to shoot cor
"I won't, Ethan, if I see her again.
I'm not afraid of ghosts. Give me an
other cup of that substitute for coffee."
"'Tain't berry lino. sah. De block
aders don't let us hab any real coffee in
dese days. Don't shoot none o' de
hants, sah. 1 ey won't hurt yo'."
That night I did not go to bed till
past midnight. There was another
walking of the ghost. Thl time she
ran down the stall's, a terrible anxiety
on every feature. I made up my mind
that. some one upstairs was very ill
and llie was going down for some need
ed article. When she came back I
opened the curtains and met her face
"All's lost:" she moaned.
"All"s gained," I replied. "You peo
ple of the south have dreaded our com
ing so long that when we come you are
in terror for yout lives. Some one Is ill.
There is a regiment stationed at J., five
miles from here.- I can ride over and
bring a surgeon.'
She stood irresolute for a moment,
"Yes. it is better that he should be
taken than that he should die. My
brother, an otlicer of the Confederate
army, is lying upstairs wounded, and
we fear lie is dying."
There was a satisfaction in the ride
I took that moonlight night, bringing a
surgeon back with me to treat an ene
my. By the time 1 returned the family
were not only reconciled to trust me,
buKeagerly awaiting the man 1 brought.
When wo entered the sick room, there
stood a mother ami sister by the bed
side of the in valid. The surgeon could
not have I teen more tender with the
most beloved of his comrades than lie
was with the Confederate, remaining
with him till morning and coining ev
ery day for a week, when he pronounc
ed him cut of danger.
"Ethan." I said one day after the se
cret was out. "are there any more
ghosts in the bouse?"
"Fo" de I.awd. mars':. I'.o berry
much mo'tyfied "bout dat what I tole
yo'. Missis and Missy Florence reckon
ed yo' Yankees "d kill Mars'r Howard
's soon as yo" sot eyes on him."
"Ethan." I replied, ".vou told me big
lies about the 'hants'." .
When General B.'s troops arrived. I
rode, out to the general and told him
that there was a case of yellow fever
in the house and he had better put a
guard about it till the men had passed
in order to be sure no one. became In
fected. Then I ,rode on to report his ar
rival to my general, muttering:
Youre a bigger liar than the dar
IV AMBROSE SPENCER.
This is but one of 250
ways of preparing this all
Sarah Tyson Rorer says:
"I consider Shredded Wheat
Biscuit the most perfect of all
foods thus far put on the
Our artistic, illustrated cook boot "The Vital Question," telling
you thether ways, sent FREE upon receipt of a postal card.
THE NATURAL FOOD COMPANY, Niagara Falls, New York.
Ml. !' ' " ' ' ' J lin n ! JMJp'V"
Saturday, Nov. 28.
The greatest Irish play produced
since Dion Boucicault's time. Mail
and Express. Aug. 1!, 1902.
The sensational success of the present
season and exactly as played 100
nights in New York. J. Wesley
I lose n pies t's magnificent
Enormously successful play
1 he Days of 1303.
with a superb company, headed by the
young romantic actor
And most of the original cast, includ
ing . I. P. Sullivan. Frank LaKue, Ed
ward O'Connor. Luke Martin. Wil
liam Flliott. Owen Fawcetf. Miss An
gclia Kussell. Helen Strickland, Etta
ISaker Martin and ::o others.
Prices: 2.")c, .,. T.le and $1.00.
OlReCTION CHAM ftLRUN. KINDT . COMPANY.
Sunday, Nov. 29.
First presentation here of Jules Mur
rv's beautiful melodrama
A pastoral love story. Direct from its
phenomenal run in New York. It
is melodramatic, musical, sen
Magnificent scenery. thoroughbred
horses, bicycle race, old tollgat e, etc.
Presented by a carefully selected
company of well known artists. The
play is given i:i four acts and rive
scenes, all especially built ::nd paint
ed f-r this production.
Prices: ."c, :!." an. I ."Oc.
Big Cut in Meats
GILMOEE'S PACKING HOUSE
Owing to recent decline in live
stock we are able to make the
following low prices:
Good sirloin steak.
steak, per pound...
(iood round steak,
iood rib roast,
tiood chuck roast,
(iood boiling beef.
Sugar cured Mains,
W. H. TREMANN, Mgr.
See Our Prices
Peanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Coooanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Yankee peanut candy, per lb., 10c.
( hewing cream candy, all flavors,
per lb., 10c.
Chocolate drops, per lb.. 15c.
We have installed for the benefit
of our customers a new hot water
apparatus for hot drinks of all
kinds and at all hours at a reason
able price of 5c percup.
1S10 SECON.O AVENUE.
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All kinds of Taffy,
Molasses Candy, -j ffi
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Our suits from $7.50 to $15.00
are certainly the best that has ever
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OVER.CATS 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.
Gustafson Hayes, :
T5he New Clothiers
The New Clothing Store : 1714 Second Avenue.
Thirteenth Anniversary Sale
Shoes Given Away FREE,
With every pair Shoes bought from
2.00 and ip, we will give away FREE
a. pair of Slippers or Shoes.
If you liave no use for the slioes, wo ivo you
them to give to some one that you know will ap
P. S.: Shoes thivt are given away posi
tively not tried on or exchanged.
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Telephone Union 72 1
Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3 50
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Telephone, North 6281
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