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THE AHGUS, WEDXjCSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1905.
Pnbllshee Dally and Weekly at 1M4
eeond avenue. Rock Island. 111. Ea-
terd at th. postofnc as second-class
OY TH E J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. It cent per week.
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All communication of ara-amentatire
character, political or religious, must
- hare real same attached for publica
tion. No such articles will printed
crer fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township la Rock Island county.
Wednesday, January 4, 1905.
A dramatization of "Frenzied Fi
nance" would be interesting.
-In the long fight over Port Arthur
both sides deserved to win, if mere
Now that the Filipinos are to be al
lowed to borrow money they will be
gin to feel quite civilize!.
Fifteen million bunch- of bananas
were imported by one initi company
- alone lat year. In this. too. a skin
The czar better hurry up with his
$S0O.noo.0M navy, as the mikado is
getting anxious for something to
It appears that the members of the
general assembly have nothing what
ever to say about the selection of their
presiding officer. It must be nice to
belong to the assembly, and not have
to do any thinking at all. Quincy Her
Charles W. Fulton. Junior senator
from Oregon, has been eminent as a
lawyer and legislator in his state for
a long while prior to his election as
successor of Mr. Simon. Senator Ful
ton Is a man of fine appearance, in the
prime of life and would impress even
the casual observer as the possessor of
high Intellectual qualities and strength
of character. lie was born in Ohio, in
tne town or urna. sometniug like a
half century ago. and imssed his boy
hood days in Iowa.
ln& some other country from stealing a
third country's territory on another
continent, bat It Is so written. Iesding
statesmen of both parties have affirmed
It. Mr. Cleveland and Mr. OIney no less
than Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Root.
Yet somehow we have managed to
exist with 3.500 miles of British terri
tory stretching along our northern fron
tier, and there are foolish creatures
who think we might survive if the
British flag floated over Patagonia as
well as Canada.
It may be to oar Interest to prevent
the colonization of any part of Sooth
America by any European country,
but what would such colonization ac
tually mean? Simply that at its worst
we should have to adopt the military
and naval policy that the administra
tion Is now trying to force upon the
country for the mere protection of the
Monroe doctrine. We are asked to
maintain as heavy armaments and In
volve ourselves In as mauy foreign
complications In order to prevent Eu
ropean colonization as could possibly
result from such colonization itself
that is. lu order to Insure the Monroe
doctrine we must pay oat the face of
the policy every year In premiums.
It may be unfortunate In one sense
that the Monroe doc-trine is our only
definite foreign policy. We have stared
so long at ur single Jewel that we are
In danger of losing our sense of pro
portion. New York World.
A Novel Weather Prophet Which Any
one Can Make.
The littl" Instrument in this cut is
the work of M. Iivier of Itaon-l'Etapw,
France. and has leen named by him
the tnountuiii lMirometer. The appara
tus Is -oinMMed of a fine braiu-h of
pine 1A1 fixed on n-lioanl R and a
little brant-h t'i. This branch curves
more or less under the Influence of the
hygromefric variations of the air. de
scribing the graduation traced at its
extremity. A little curvilinear trian
gle Ii pluced on the tablet which sop
port the arrangement prevents dis
placements which might cause the
branch to deviate from Its line of dis
placement or even break.
The apparatus should be placed in 9
room where the temperature Is not sub
ject to artificial variations of any ex
tent. Fair weather should le com
menced at No. 7 and rain. In a con
trary sense, at No. 5 of the graduation.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE BUSH GUINEA. ji
One of the most famous criminals
the old Tombs prison in New York
held in many years has just been
placed in his cell. His name is a fa
miliar one and he was involved in a
recent Wall street scandal. The d
llnquent in this case has always been
friendly with the newspaper men. and
when he was arrested several report
ers who had known him hastened to
the Tombs, confident of obtaining an
Interview. He refused to be seen, and
his message to them, which is a tra
dition of the Tombs, was eminently
RAIN BfClNS AT 5
fAI AT 7
ri.NE BRANCH FOBETEXX8 THE WEATHER.
If It Is seen that the data obtained
from the apparatus do not agree with
those of ordinary barometers It hi
merely netssary to curve or straighten
the branch in such a way as to place
It at the point Indicated by the ordi
In reality this barometer Is a hy
grometer, which Is included in the
number of those little Instruments in
which varied movements are obtained
bv means of dilation or contraction un-
coaract ensue: jeii inem. ne sain i" der the action of humidity and dryness.
tne waruen. mat I am not in. The Instrument, however. Is to be com
tueuded for the ease of Its manufacture
Edward I. Shnrtlifi. of Marengo, who nd for dcor"Uve aPct.
will tiA lha nt iiu.i Lcr .f Iho I.. .,,
house at Springfield, is Mrffenrr conn- U,es ,or Sawdu a"d s"b
ty's first candidate for the position. Nothing nlwiit a sawmill goes to
Educated at Oberlin college, he has waste tnene mys. sua tne economic
Deer nearlv all his life in Marenieo. features are l-lng constantly empna
where he was admitted to the bar Inl1" Ten years ago the sawmill own
i t t,c- ..i ...j .. . .. lers would tIIe their sawdust until
mayor of the newly incorporated city. tuJ ,ar l,eaM- auJ th
.nrf fm ISM! In 1. Kr..-.l w.,.-.r. WOIII.I IMini II. geiu-ig no reuu !l WWII
visor. He was elected to the legisla
ture In 1!m. and was made chairman of
the committee on Joint rules of ih
ever. The most of them now have
Dutch ovens for drying the d:it. and
they burn It in their entsine. making
house and senate. He was the author tLf rrf"!, ly fr. I.1".' "1"'"""
of a law to reimburse dairymen for
cattle slaughtered by the state. Mr.
Shorties' was reelected two years later.
and as chairman of the committee on
judiciary in the spring of 193 was of I
great assistance in advancing the Chi-
cago new charter legislation.
Where to Deglau
Borne of those self appointed generals
who want to reorganize the Democratic
others have established paer mills
and use the sawdust for making pa
per, lu the olden days great l.gs were
taken and squared, aud the slabs were
thrown away. Now a very tblu sib-e
ls taken off. Then a board is sawed
and educed, and In that way hardly a
perceptible fraction Is lost with the
bark, and even the bark has its uses.
How Much Should We Eat?
One of the tuui-h llw-u-ed juet!ou
party might profitably spend sometime I of the day on wbl. u there are almost
trylog to reorganize themselves. Mont-1 as many opinions as Individual is the
The Monro Ioerlne.
luanllty of food one should eat. The
most reasonable estimate yet luude Is
probably thst whlrb fixes one twen
tieth of the average weight of the
Ellhii Root redu.ed the -big stick" Uxly as the aversge daily Muantity re
to the terms ..f a jHiui In his bril- ,luXnJ. f TO whBIi 1 .ihU. you
Last .b at the dinner of the New upi .siime seven H.uud of fo.J.
KagUml iMn lrty.
This Ineliides drink as well as solid
The M.xjr.- d. trior Is -vital to our I foo,L But u , ridh ulous to set lown
Dsuooai nre sisl It siifety. Ljiri! f.t nl0 s,u n a ,,uantlty
The -Wc IU k- U u--ary to main-1 Djiubt kill sone. srsl there Is a ease on
H " nronl of a man wa-ting away on a
Therefore the -big sti.k Is vital to diet of seveu or eight pounds of food
Mjr Mtal i ife an.1 Its safety. . daj Ut, down his diet to three-
Ijrell.i.t U-. but are the major snd quarters of a pound of liquid and the
minor premise .,utre true? Sir George Mme of solid food, snd ss a result he
i rev riT an on. sasi tuat a popular ini- rrew stout aud lived to a ripe old are
prrnmon wiik u lunletl for a gener
auon wwiu proiiiy last r.sr a cento-1 A Surprise Party,
ry- n-e u urvive.i a century It might I A pleasant surprise party may he
e. imii ii r.Nii.1 never corretel. I given to your stomach and liver, by
iusi iie Aiouroe uoetrine is I taking a medicine which will relieve
Vital to our national life has survived I their pain and discomfort, viz: Dr.
,or W genera uons a n,i is well n to- King's New IJfe Pills. They are a
.ow. manks to Mr. roost wonderful remedy, affording sure
1 r iwsfmi-wf nave tbe rehef and cure, for headache, dizziness
"iTrili',' n,ion ,ht ,lM "bl and constipation. 25 cents at Hartz
.o-k v.iai anu is eouse. rated & riJem-yer s drug store.
ty the very otnneer.it ion of the Monroe I
doetriiM. I The greatest system renovator. Re-
It mi..: j ;x; tl.e iiiho from Marsl rtores vitality, regulates the kidneys.
to understand why K3.ujn.o) persons. I liver and stomach. If Hollister's
constituting the wealthiest and might!-1 Rocky Mountain Tea fails to cure get
st narioo in all the world, should have I your money back. That's fair. 35
to eke oat a precarious national exist-1 cents, tea or tablets. T. H. Thomas'
enc only by their good 'vtBLinJteepj-1 phaxmacy.
People on hearing of some strange
Incident are apt to remark, "What an
excellent story that would make,"
whereas there may not be in it a single
element the story teller can make use
' of. Ter contra, there are Incidents that
would "pass the general reader unno
' tlced. but' would be seized upon at
once by the writer of fiction.
A long while ago. when Bristol, tug
land, was growlup rich with the profits
of the West India trade, a stranger set
tled in the town, taking lodgings near
a famous old iuu called the Bush. One
day soon after his arrival In Bristol.
nlHHit tlte noon hour, he entered the
coffee room of the Bush, seated him
self at a table near a cheerful fire for
it was late in the autumn and called
for u glass of brandy ntul water.
"Would you like to see the Ixndon
paer. slrV asked tlie landlord, hand
ing hi HI the sheet.
"Thank you." said the stranger.
Now. the act of the host was notice
able from the fact that the stranger
bore about him no evidence of prosper
ity or that he would make a customer
for the inn worth cultivating. His
clothes were s"-dy. his body was lean,
and he was licnt over In a confirmed
stoop. He read the paper through, paid
sisM-nce for his brandy and went out.
The next day he came again at the
same hour, called for a sixpeuny worth
of brundy. read the paper and depart
ed. He never gave a waiter a fee. uev
er took n meal in the house Indeed, his
ezeuditure whs but sixpence a day.
which included the mouopoly for the
noon hour of the paper. He was mani
festly a gentleman In very poor circum
stances, and It was not long before.be
came to be known as the "poor gentle
Never for a moment did John Weeks.
the landlord, intimate or permit any
one of his employees to iutimate that
the stranger was something of
sponge. On the contrary. Weeks would
reserve the paper for him every day
and gave out that when the "poor gen
tleman" had it no one else was to ex
Christmas came without the "poor
gentleman" even having called for any
thing to eat In the house, and Weeks
made up his mind that his guest should
hare one kxh! square meal free of
expense. The day before Christmas,
as the geutlemau was departing, the
landlord stepped up to hiiu and said:
"Tomorrow lelng Christmas, sir, we
keep open table, and I should esteem
It a great honor, sir. If you would par
take of our bspltallty."
The "poor gentleman" muttered his
thanks and went out, neither accept
ing nor declining the Invitation. The
laud lord feared that, though he had
put the case ns delicately as possible,
he had wouuded his feelings, placing
himself In the attitude of reflecting on
his guest's parsimony. Ills feelings
were relieved, however, by the gentle
man appearing the next day punctually
at I o'cloek in the same seedy garments
he had hitherto worn. Seating him
self at the table, he partook of a dinner
with the apparent relish of one to
whom a square meal was n novelty.
not failing to do justice to the rare ale
for which the iun was noted far and
wide. After he had eaten his fill the
landlord handed him his paper, which
be read till he had exhausted every
word, then rose to leave. Weeks, who
had enjoyed the satisfaction his bene
ficiary had shown in the one meal he
had taken lu the Bush, stepped up to
him and helped him to put on his
coat. To cap the climax of his gener
oslty the kindly la ml lord slipped a
Christmas gift of a guinea Into the
"poor gentleman's" hand. The re
elpient looked at the gold piece, then
at the landlord, sighed; something like
a smile hovered for a moment about his
Hps: then, buttoning up his coat, he de
That was the last time the "oor gen
tleuian"was seen at the Bush. Wheth
er his absence was that after such
kindness be was unwilling to trespass
further on the generosity of the land
lord, whether he had soddenlv died or
gone to home Institution. Weeks did
not know. He only knew that his
guest came no more, and he missed
John Weeks was too generous a man
to make money. He gave a shilling's
worth for a shilling, and when the
owner of the building he occupied ad
vertised It for sale he had no money to
buy It. aud all that he possessed, which
was the good name nf his hostelry and
the iMisiness he hd built up, was to le
a dead loss.
The advertisement of the sale ap
leared lu the lailou papers, and one
day when Weeks' spirits were at the
lowest ebb at the grim prospect lefore
hi in be rei-eived a letter from a famous
IxMidoii bauklug hourte stating that if
he wished to acquire the house he oc
cupied he might draw upon them for
the purchase money.
Was the offer loiia fide or a cruel
joke on the part of s.tme one who kuew
his desires? Weeks made up his mind
that the only way to find out was to
go to Indon and present the letter,
ne lost no time In reaching the me
tropolis and. going to the bank, sent
the letter lu by a messemer with the
Information that the person to whom
it was addressed was without. He
was not kept long waiting. the messen
ger conducting him into a private of
fice. There, standing warming his
back before a fire. ttood the "poor gen
"What does it mean?" asked the as
"It means that I am Thomas Courts,
bead of the banking firm of foutts &,
Co., and shall be happy to make some
return for past favors."
It Is said that the Bosh guinea was
afterward worn mounted in a bracelet
by Mr. Courts' widow, the Duchess of
LAnJit ..MARZ.T. ELLIOTT.
Hone can have a Well-Balanced
- Constitution without taking -
All people subject to Bilious attacks,
or who suffer from Stomachic dis
orders, should never be without a box
of BEECHAM'S PILLS.
Their gigantic success and genuine
worth are Known all over the world,
and the proof of their excellence lies
in the fact that they are generally
adopted as the Family Medicine after
the first trial.
by their purifying effect upon the
Blood, cleanse and vivify the entire
system, causing every organ of the
body healthfully to continue its al
lotted function, thereby inducing a
.perfectly balanced condition, and
making life a pleasure.
maintain their reputation for keep
ing people in Good Health and
have stood the test of the most
exacting experience through many
In Boxes, IOc. and 25c
II ow He looked.
"How do you think I look in me new
"Jest de same as you always did
like t'irty cent." New York Evening
Forced to Starve.
B. F. Leek, of Concord, Ky., says:
"For 20 years I suffered agonies, with
a sore on my upper lip, so painful,
sometimes, that I could not eat. After
vainly trying everything else, I cured
it with Bucklin's Arnica Salve." It's
great for burns, cuts and wounds. At
Hartz & ITllemeyer's drug store. Only
A Speaking, living portrait in
makes the most pleasing
and appropriate gift
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Room 1, Illinois theatre building.
Second avenue and Sfxteenth street.
Rock Island. 111. Hours, 9 to 9;
Sundays, 10 to 12.
Mrs. Mary S. Crick, of White Plains,
Ky., writes: "I have been a dyspep
tic for years; tried all kinds of reme
dies but continued to grow worse. By
the use of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure I
began to improve at once, and after
taking a few bottles am fully restored
in weight, health and strength and
can eat whatever I like." There is
no remedy in the world equal to Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure. It digests what you
eat. Sold hy all druggists.
l NEVER BEFORE HAS SUCH A NEW, CLEAN STOCK
I OF MEN'S, BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING BEEN
"J PUT ON SALE IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AT
i SUCH A LARGE DISCOUNT AS FROM
25 to 50
Per Cent Off on
the Dollar. 3
- ? REMEMBER, THIS IS ALL THIS SEASON'S GOODS
. AND THE VERY LATEST CUT PATTERNS AND
i STYLES, AND NO ACCUMULATION OF OLD CLOTH-
l ING, BUT EVERY GARMENT IS NEW AND UP-TO-DATE.
DO NT MISS OUT.
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L. D. MTJDGE,
H. B. SIMMON,
Tri-Cfty 1 ransfer
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able .rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Daveuport. We also
handle the best grades of hard
and soft coal. A portion of
your patronage is respectfully
solicited Satisfaction guaran
teed. New 'phone 5464, old 645.
Office. 215 Twentieth Street,
Rock Island. III. -
Central Trust Savings Baijk
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock 9100,000. Four Per Ceat Interest Paid on Deposits.
C. J. Larkin, H. H. Cleaveland, II. D. Mack,
J. J. LaVelle, Mary E. Robinson, John Schafer,
H. E. Casteel, E. D. Sweeney, M. S. Heagy,
L. D. Mudge, H. W. Tremann II. B. Simmon.
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 trustees under Wills, Ad
ministrator. Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receive, and assignee of Insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women. Invalids and others.
THE MOST ALL-AROUND SATISFACTORY AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF OUR
BUSINESS HAS JUST CLOSED. IT HAS BEEN A BUSY YEAR, AND OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN MAGNIFI
CENT; -SO IT IS BUT MEET THAT WE SHOULD WISH TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN -US SUC
CESSTHE BUYING PUBLIC OF ROCK ISLAND AND VICINITY. WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU OF OUR
APPRECIATION WE WANT TO TELL YOU THAT NO STORE COULD FEEL MORE APPRECIATIVE THAN
For 1905 We Hswe This to Offer Yovi:
WE ARE GOING TO TRY HARDER THAN EVER B.EFORE TO MERIT YOUR PATRONAGE. WE ARE
GOING TO HAVE EVEN BETTER, LARGER, AND MORE ATTRACTIVE STOCKS FOR YOU TO SELECT FROM.
WE ARE GOING TO ALWAYS PRICE EVERYTHING JUST AS LOW AS IS CONSISTENT WITH CONSERVA
TIVE MERCHANDISING. IN SHORT, YOU CAN ALWAYS LOOK HERE FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS MOD
ERN AND PROGRESSIVE IN THE HOUSE FURNISHING LINE.
WE REALIZE THAT THE STORE THAT SUCCEEDS WELL IS THE STORE WITH THE GREAT BIG
LIST OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS. THIS WE WILL BEAR IN MIND EVERY MINUTE DURING THE NEW
YEAR, AND WE PROMISE YOU RIGHT NOW THAT YOU WILL HAVE NO CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT FOR
ANY REASON WHEN YOU FAVOR THIS STORE WITH YOUR PATRONAGE.
TO OUR OLD CUSTOMERS, THEN, WE SAY THAT WE WILL BE MORE PLEASED THAN EVER TO
SEE YOU IN 1905. TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT TRIED TRADING HERE AS YET, WE SAY THAT WE
KNOW YOU WILL LIKE IT WHEN YOU TRY. TO ALL, WE SAY THAT WE WISH YOU THE MOST PROS
PEROUS AND THE HAPPIEST LEAST TROUBLESOME NEW YEAR YOU HAVE EVER ENJOYED.
CLEM.ANN & SA1LZM.ANN.