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THE PRIDAY, TEBRtTxYRY 17, 1905.
Pvhllahed Daily and Weekly at 1C24
Second avenue. Rock Island. I1L En
tered at the poatofflce aa second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for public
tion. No mieh articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Friday, Feb. 17, 1905.
It is estimated that American rail
roads use 10d.0Oo.0ko cross ties each
year to replenish the underpinning of
l he canners and packers conven
tion oppose the pure food laws propos
ed In congress. That is a poor way to
advertise canned goods.
Out in Hawaii Kist masters bob up
with a deficit of $2.j.00i. This dis
posen effectually of the canard that
our dusky-skinned brethren in thai
far-off land are incapable of civiliza
tion, says the New York Herald.
The senate insists that it shall take
a hand in any arbitration arrange
ments that are to be made in the fu
ture, and thereupon John Hay an
nounces that he and the president will
not play any longer at arbitration.
Charles M. Schwab has dreams
about a contract to rebuild the Rus
sian navy, for which his company will
receive $10.000.(M)o. Mr. Schwab has
Mot built many navies lately, but he
does persist in dreaming on in big fig
ures. St. IxmiIs Republic: Campaign con
tributions should be made in the open.
Campaign contributions made in the
dark are likely to be either the "hold
ing up" of coriorate interests by poli
tics or the bribery of politics by the
corporate interests. Itoth transactions
contemplate a quid pro quo which is
usually to come through legislation.
What parties gain by secret contribu
tions the public interest suffers.
Senator Allison of Iowa ca'.led on
the president one day recently and had
a long chat. On leaving the White
House he was accosted by a newspa
per man who wanted to know the ob
ject of the senator's call. Mr. Allison
is not at all fond of being interviewed,
but he answered pleasantly: "Oh. just
called to pay my respects." Said the
correspondent. by way of a joke
"Even that is gtod for half a column.-'
"I dare say." answered the senator, in
ids dry, smooth way, "I've known you
to make twice as much out of half as
One man on the government pay roil
draws his salary but once in two
'ear. This wonderful officeholder is
Congressman Henry of Connecticut.
who. when the national legislature ad
journs on March 4 will receive $10.0.",
which sum represents his salary for
t he 5Sth congress. Mr. Henry does
not need the money and so ever since
the 54th congress has drawn his salary
in $10.'m0 lumps, thereby achieving a
distinction never sought, it is believed,
by any other member. There are men
in congress, and especially in the sen
ate, to whom the $3.0i) salary is a
mere nothing, but they draw it month
Gen. Lew Wallace, the author of Hen
Hur, was one of the heroes (if the
union army in the civil war. He was
one of the few Americans whose lit
erary work received the recognition of
all the civilized nations of the world,
his Ben Hur having been translate i
into all the modern European lan
guages, and acknowledged to be one
of the classics of modern literature.
Apart from Hen Hur, Gen. Wallace
was the author of many notable bxks
among them. "The Fair God." and the
"Prince of India." both of which were
well received but not with the enthus
Ism that was won by Ben Hur. The
news of the death of this brave soldier,
and distinguished author is received
with profound sorrow.
Child Labor law.
, Illinois is given credit for a first
class child labor law and. what is bet
ter, a fair enforcement of its provis
ions. Contrasting conditunis in New
York with those in Illinois, Collier's
Weekly in an editoriai this week
says: A child lour years ou earned
19 cents in one afternoon, and the '
. . . , . 1
mother said: I am so sorry id isn t
here. He is seven, but he gets tired, j
I left him home sick. This factory
was in New York, the state where
In on- factory, by the foreman's own
estimate, there were T.00 children un
der 14 the state where children work
until 2 r.n o'clock in the morning.
Such is the human meaning of p!u-
cal customs by which offices are
ed over to men like Commissioner Me-'
Mackin. A child work., 68 hours a
ceivea $2. The gains are small forj(
which parents and employers are will-(
ins to ruin the lives of babies. Mr. 1 1
Cook of Erie not long ago fathered a
bill to amend the factory laws so a
to have no limit to the youth of chil
drea employed jn canning factories
and other assemblymen owned by the
canners worked strenuously with him
Taking New York for 1&02 and Illinois
for l&eo. we get the following com
parisons: New lork's 3S inspectors
secured nine convictions, to J7C se
cured by the 11 inspectors of Illinois.
The tines in .Ne- lork were 21o. in
Illinois $9,950. Illinois has establish
ed a respect for the law. The manu
facturers in New York become more
and more lawless every year. Is :t
any wonder In the first 11 months of
last year Illinois had secured 1.30''
convictions, which is more than 10
times as many as the New York com
missioner has st-cured during his en
tire administration. In other respects
also, the health and safety of the la
boring people are respected in one
state and despised in the other.
"Although a considerable part of the
disabling accidents occur in half a doz
en big factories in New York, not
single large employer was punished or
fined for having dangerous or uu
guarded machinery during an entire
year. Six poor Jews, however, living
in the slums, were fearlessly prosecut
ed in 1903."
Morals From Antiquity.
Collier's Weekly: Points of compar
ison are readily picked out when one
views our own republic in the light o
the great republic of antiquity. "Be
lieve me," Hrutus wrote to Atticus
"we are too much afraid of exile
death and poverty." Wealth and lux
ury. he thought, were killing the oli
Roman manliness. As far back as the
time of the Gracchi, Metellus attack
ed race suicide. It is more agreeable
he observed, to be free from such an
incumbrance as marriage, but our duty
to the republic is higher than our wish
for pleasantness in our lives. Divorc
was used in Rome for seif-indulgence
more than to correct serious mistakes
Caesar represented enlightenment n
the modern kind. He was lenient t
his enemies, familiar and' easy when
his power was absolute, but the world
to him was a fleeting field of pleasure
To Hrutus, to Cato. to the ordinary
Roman of an earlier day. it was a fiel
of duty, as to our own Puritan ances
tors, ami to the Japanese today.
our great wealth to lessen the viriity
of our race? Even if we find methods
to prevent the accumulation of
many fortunes by illegal means, there
will be wealthy men enough to set
standards of luxury and unintelligent
amusement if they wis-h to do it. an
if there is no public opinion strorg
enough to keep useless self-indiilgenct;
HOSPITAL ATTENDANTS WED
Three of Water-town Staff Parties to
Marriages in Moline.
Miss Cornelia Davidge and Lester
K. Davidson, both attendants at th
Watertown hospital, were married
Wednesday evening by Rev. Miller, in
Moline. Clayton Conrad, also an at
tendant at the hospital, and Miss Anna
Peterson, of Moline were married a
the home of Angus I.undblade. 141 1
Sixth avenue. Moline, Wednesday
evening. Rev. Miller performed the
6RAYE DISEASES, DUE TO STANDING
Fact About Miss Berkley's Dangerous
iiiness tsa complete cure
Have you ever thought why so many
women or girls rather walk an hour
taan stand still for ten minutes?
It Is because most women suffer from
some derangement of their delicate
organism, the discomfort o which is
less trying when they are in motion
than when standing.
In some states laws compel employers
to provide resting places for their fe
But no amount of law can regulate
the hard tasks of these women. They
must get the strength which this work
demands or run the risk of serious
disea-es and the surgeon's knife.
Read about the experience of Miss
Marjret Merkley, 275 3d Street, Mil
Gradual loss of strength, nervousness,
bearing-down pains and extreme irritation
compelled me to seek mviical advice. The
flix-tor sai.i i tuuj ovarian trout. and ui-er-
t,?n 7; idT ? ?Trtiw'n
if I wanted to Ret well. I object.! to this
Md dented to give Lydia E. Finkbam s Yep-
etable Compound a trial. I soon found that
mtt trvA Ijiirn &ai.l ft ,uit thm
medictn were true. The uWraLKio soon
healed, backache, heartache and nervousness
disappeared, and in a short time I was
strong, vigorous and perfectly w?ll. I wiii
every workinjr girl who mitTen would trv
LyiUa E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound."
Lydia E. Piokbam's Vegetable Com
pound is a vegetable tome which invig-
hand-'orates and strengthens the entire fe-
, . " . ; I
le orpanim. and wul produce the lt
DAILY SHORT STORY
A MOUNTAIN TOMB.
Copyright. 14. by T. C. McClure.J
While the western terminus of the
Union Pacific railroad was still at
Cheyenne I started off into the moun
tains with a companion named John
Shayne to prospect for gold.
We had leen out for two weeks when
signs of Indians became so fresh that
we were driven Into hiding in a small
canyon or ravine making out of a lar
ger one. We kept working back up the
dark and narrow way until we bad
Quite reached the end, and as it had
now come night and we were ill want
of fowl we decided to start a lire.
The bottom of the ravine was cover
ed with leaves and limbs, and we soon
Lad a cheerful blaze going. Soon after
the tire was lighted two great wolves
rushed past us, going for the mouth,
They had come out of a mass of rock
at the upper end. Thinking there
might be a den there in which others
were hiding, we made u torch and in
spected the place.
Under a tancle of trees which had
fallen from above was tbe mouth of a
cave.1 It was little larger than the
Inxly of a wolf, but when we had eaten
our supper we went at it to enlarge
the orifice. In the course of an hour
Ave opened the mouth of a great cav
ern. From the mouth what may be
called a wide hallway ran back a dis-
tiiin-e of u hundred feet, and then we
came to the cavern itself.
Its roof was from thirty to forty
feet hih. and in width and length
there w::s space enough to crowd
thousand people together. We built a
fire in tbe eenter of the vast apartment
that we might have a giKul view
around tis. thinking there might be
other wild animals lurking about, and
when we could see everything we
stofd amazed and won'red if we
could Ik? dreaming.
It was a cavern, a charnel house and
a tomb combined. There was not such
a thing as a perfect skeleton, but there
were hundred and hundreds of human
bones lying about, each one as white
as ivorv and as clean os a billiard ball.
In the center of the cavern were sev
en or eight heaps of furniture, betiding
clothing and co-iking utensils, each
one apparently having belonged to a
different owner. Leaning against one
of the walls were eight rifles, and near
them were axes aud kogs of powder.
As we looked around and saw these
things and handled some of them we
ct!ld come to but one conclusion. Ev
erything before us had belonged to a
party of immigrants making westward
over the overland trail. The cave was
only ten miles off the trail. There had
been some awful tragedy here, aud we
began looking closer to make it out.
Tbe puzzle was kooii solved.
The immigrants had either been at
tacked by Indians and driven to bay
in the cavern or had wandered from
tbe trail hikI takeu temporary refuge
there. There was no way to tell how
long they bad been inside when a land
slide brought down thousands of tons
of debris over the mouth of the cavern
and eiitondxHl them. Heavy rains had
subsequently washed much of it in
fcide. and then the wolves had burrow
ed through the remainder. The en
tombed people- had made efforts in
three or four directions and had brokcu
or worn out tlieir spades and shovels,
but they had had to give it up nt last.
They might have blasted their way
out with powder at hand, but they
were ufniid to use it.
We did not go into us rigid an ex
amination that night as curiosity
prompted, both of us having a strong
feeling of awe iu the preseuce of the
relics of the dead, but after a night
passed at our campfire outside we re
turned to the search.
We had noticed four or five wooden
chests among the baggage, and our
first move in the morning was to in
spect these. They contained clothing,
bedding, etc.. but I bad not yet finished
with the first when I made an impor
Five years previously a party had
been made up in Boone and Jefferson
counties. Mo., by n man named
Frayne. There were seven families.
numbering thirty jeople. in the party.
and after they had progressed as far
west us tbe foothills of the Rockies j
all trace of them had vanished. Some j
iVlieved they had leen overwhelmed
in a cloudburst, others that they bad
been massacred to tbe last man by the
Indians. In that trunk I found letters
and jn account look belonging to
Frnytie himself, and of course they
settled the Identity of the party.
On the floor of the cave Sbayue
li-kil up a blank Itook which bad
leen used as a diary by one .Tolin Mar
tin of the party- It -overed a period
of two months, dating from the start
westward. His Jottings were brief,
but several of them referred to quar
rel and dissensions, atul tbe Inst one
s:iid that they were off the trail and
pending out men n..ith aud south in
ho; to regain it. Two children had
died, but all others were well.
It is the general belief that in seek
ing to Ami tlie trail the party were
sighted by Indian and retired into the
big ravine fT shelter. They mav have
made a stand there: but. the Indians
proving to strong for them, they retired
within tbe cave. leaving their animals
and wagons outside. The animals were
shot down niwl the wagons burned.
The ifple had plenty of provisions.
but there was not one single dron of
water to l-e had. The cave was as
dry as a bedroom. Had the wolves
not got ac-es to it we should have
found everyliody n well preserved as
If embalmed. We thoroughly explor-
ed every foot of wa!i. ami there was
not even a damp ot. How many
hours or days liefore the landslip block
ed up the entrance no one can say. but
" irt uur in II ay. UUI i
is UTieve.1 that the Indiana brou-tt ft
aiout by W!nS mder from .bar?. I
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
Of Hartford, Conn.
X e t assets.
Jan. 1. 19i4. .
and rents . . .
DISBl'RSKD IX 1Shi4.
For claims by
annuities ... $
policy - hold
ers trapsed and
s u r r e ndered
Total to poli
cy holders . . $
0 o m m i ssions
f ces. print -ing.
ing leRal. l e
al estate, all
1 ."". s"i. 20
7. 4 uM.it!
Tuxes . . .
P r o r i t
Ia lance net assets. Ijec. 31.
SCHEbl'LE iV ASSETS.
Loans upon real estate.tirst
Loans upon stocks and
Loans upon policies of this
1'remium notes on policies
Cost f home office proper
Cost of real estate owned
S.C7fc. .r.S3. t
Cost of bonds
Cost of bank ami railroad
Cash in banks
Hills receivable ...
an. I Hi -cr lied . t
14. 311. '.t2
1. mil. "it 1 .!'.
of stocks and
X t Ullcollect-
d nd defer
Less bills re
ceivable a n d
ba la nces ....
1 MH . . .
.$.". 224. Ml.."
A mount re-
ouired to re
o u t s t andin?
polit i, s. net.
o ni p a n y ' s
standard .. . . J."i22.214.171.124.iii
A 1 I other lia
Surplus i 4.S2s.;y6.li4
Itatio ot expenses or man
agement to receipts in
lioi4 ll.'JiJ perceii
policies in force lie.-. 31.
I!ni4 Til.4.",4. iiistii'inii-. .. .IlCi.lfi, ..,!:. lit
JACOB L-. GREENE, President.
JOHN M. TAYLOR, Vice President.
HERBERT H. WHITE, Secretary.
DANIEL H. WELLS, Actuary.
W. P. CRENSHAW, General Agent
414 Monadnock Block, Chicago, III.
Odozone, the New
Armpits and Feet
Non-poisonous, antiseptic and
g-erinlclde. purifies and cleans
the skin and cures chafing any
where. Odozone is the best
known remedy for prickly heat,
mosquito hites. hives, bee stlnKs.
and flea bites. frivinfC qvii-k re
lief if thoroughly rubbed In
Odoxone for sweaty tender feet
las no equaL Odoxone rubbed in
the armpits once a dav entirely
removes the sweaty odor.
KOH SALE Br
HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
PEE0Y Curt for HEADACHES
'URE LA GRIPPE
"Contains Uo Quinine."
Breaks a Cold In a Few Hours,
Stops H sad ache In a Ft Minutes,
Prevents La Grippe.
Lmtm do had effort like anhrine prepare
tWn. Hrooxe Lai is m miid. oot hint I&xaIit
many Lake it for jut thai mum. Foraal by
ail droggMM. 25r. and see that the label read
BfOBM-Lax (Contains Ha Qulnioa).
For sale by Thomas H. Thomas, cor-
1 Front, V lncbt Baci, 2 lucbeiA
1 The sign of a well-dressed man fet
f GEO. P. 12E & CO.. Maker j
More of the smoked,
water spotted nnd
500 HAVILAND AND AUS
TRIAN CHINA AND FINE POR
CELAIN PLATES. LESS THAN
HALF PRICE. AT 25c. 15c. 10c
HANDSOME VASES. UMBREL
LA STANDS, PLATTERS, COV
ERED DISHES, ETC., HAVILAND
CHINA, ART GLASS AND POT
TERY AT LESS THAN HALF
PRICE, ON THE BIG BARGAIN
TABLE, AT $2.48, $1.98. $1.50, $1,
75c, 50c and 25c.
LAMPS. BRASS, CHINA, GLASS
LAMPS, FOR OIL, GAS OR ELEC
TRIC LIGHT, PRICES CUT IN
HALF, $7 TO 50c.
15 AND 17 JEWELED WATCH
PERFECT, BUT THEY ARE
LARGE SIZE, AND WE PRICE
THEM AT $5.
50c TO 75c FINEST NICKEL
COFFEE AND TEA POTS, 39c
ICE SKATES FOR BOYS AND
GIRLS; $1.25 SKATES, SLIGHTLY
RUSTED, DOWN TO 69c.
25 GIRL'S SLEDS, WORTH 50c
TO $1, DOWN TO 25c AND 50c.
1,000 PAIRS NOTTINGHAM
CURTAINS, LATEST DESIGNS,
MARKED WAY DOWN FOR
QUICK CLOSING; PRICES COM
MENCE AT 29c PAIR.
COTTON BLANKETS THAT
WERE $1.58 TO$1,75,WILLCLOSE
QUICK, $1.19 AND 98c PAIR.
$3 WISCONSIN WOOL BLANK
ETS, 10-4 SIZE, $1.88 PAIR.
15 TOILET SETS THAT WERE
IN THE WINDOW AND WERE
OVERLOOKED. GOT SPLASHED
AND DIRTY, WERE FROM $9 TO
$4, NOW MARKED $4.98, $3.48,
$2.48 AND $1.75. YOU SHOULD
GRAB THESE QUICK, AS SOAP
AND CLEAN WATER IS ALL
THEY NEED TO MAKE THEM
Alusic in the evening.
L. S. IWCabe & Co.,
Why is .
That our business in new
and second-hand goods is
growing by leaps and
bounds; that we are kept
moving all the time filling
Method of Doing
You'll find that we
make the most liberal
propositions no matter
whether you want to buy,
sell or trade and no mat
ter what it is. But don't
forget to see us.
Dealer in second hand and new
goods of every description.
1628 Second Avenue.
New 'Phone, 5164. :
HOW TO SEE
Economics I ly-Efficiently.
S275 and Upward.
Membership for a portion only
of any particular tour, under
a competent guide or an inde
pendent ticket may be secured.
Special Tour For
Teachers and Older Pupils.
E. H. YOUNG.
1019 Allegheny Ave. Allegheny, Pa
STILL A- DEEPER
S25 Suits Now S18,
S20 Sviits Now $12.95,
$18 Suits Now $11.85,
$15 Suits Now $9.95.
$15.50 Suits Now $8.75,
$12 Suits Now $7.50.
This is all strictly High
made jp for fine trade
only. Now on sale ZkX
J S IO.OOO OftTn
STOVE S"F UR N
' -"r WCLO T0Tf BOCM
;v s -. : . -
is O V
1 1 u-- "tt? 1 iJ 1 im 1 -in Mi aiHii, imm
Vim f-na urk outdoor prat-tirally all tbe year round yoa
don't !- op for tbe la rr."
I.n't Ibia the country you would like to lite la f Why not
tc !' n nnd Imik it uirrf
Tbe IliM-k l.laad -Mill ram ionr-ratr rtraraloua ea-b Brat
aad third Tueaday, moatbly, to ponta la Oklahoma, ladlaa
Territory. Teaaa, Mexlro aad Colorado.
M'Kfl!. OXE-WAV SOITHWEJ.T KXCIHSIOVH JAS.
17, KKB. 21 AMI MAH II 21 0IIALF OV O.N'K FAHK,
I'M S 92.
Tbe Itoa-k Inlaad aueat will fell ou about It aad aupply
literature deaerlptlte of th aeetlwa atblrh latereata you.
F. II. PLUMMER.
City Passenger Agent,
-Reek -I aland, III.
hat I kT too
y war to set my
momry U bark aad more
with It by dolns bual
aeaa with thla mai that
doea Joat exactly mm he
advertlaea, and prIJra
himself to have the
home of the clua bay
er aad bnya aad aella
aad tradra mora arcoad
haad sooda thaa all th
eeoad haad dralera la
the three cltlra pot to-
arether. Juat thlak, over
KOS- atovea for aale or
ceaafe rum 91.00 a a.
Comalete Bed 8prlaa;a
aad Mailmm from
P. wow whea yoa 1
waat to aell yonr boat. L
hold soodi or bay hoaao
hold sooda, or store yonr
aoaaeheld sooda, or set
a toaa oa hooaehold
a-oede or oa am all real
eatate come aad aee me,
o ma a that aobody
S. F. BOYD.
Om Pm Aay Davenport, ItEr
a m J QV V 111 I J f ijl -x (VAC I I
Iner Second Ave. and Seventeenth St.