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.THE SHGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1003.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1824
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postoffice as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERM3 Daily. 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year ia advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
nigiit in throwing out Scotland's re
guest for local control of the liquor
traffic. The English brewer voted
down the Presbyterian conscience. In
our country the violent and suicidal
opposition to true reform in the un
reasoning hatred of the canteen, lo
cal option and scientific school books
on physiology and hygiene is one of
the greatest obstacles to genuine tem
perance, and the aid of medicine, which
every physician is more than willing to
Tuesday, May 16, 1905.
Locally speaking the microbes have
all taken to the tall timber.
Andy Carnegie is said to make a dis
tinction between science and scien
tists. Mr. Carnegie is becoming a savant.
The Cullom and Yates contest is
again showing signs of life. The de
cision of a primary would not even
Russia must have invented a method
for converting ocean waves into squad
rons. It assembles a new fleet every
An Unique Railroad President.
A reason why President Stickney, of
the Chicago Great Western railway,
favors empowering the interstate com
merce commission to fix rates, while
other railroad presidents are opposed
to it. is that Stickney is the president
of an independent road and the others
are presidents of .so-called trust roads.
It is on this account, too, that Jim Hill
has been laboring so zealously to grab
possession of the Great Western.
Mr. Stickney believes there ought to
be fair dealing with the public: his
compeers believe that there ought to
be as much fair dealing as the public
shall require only. To the statement
that rebates are no longer granted. Mr.
Stickney says that in the case of grain,
the railroads pay elevator charges,
which amount to the payment of a re
bate. Mr. Stickney is refreshingly hon
est. He is remarkably able, and he is
Y. M. C. A. BOYS PLAN
INDIAN SUMMER CAMP
island and Moline Juniors to
Have Ten-Day Outing in
The London Spectator says John
Hay is one of the two great American
statesmen. Those whiskers naturally
take well with the English.
Russell Sage is not going to take
chances of any moralizing set of -ministers
refusing his money and holding
him up to scorn in the newspapers.
Pennsylvania wants to put up a mon
ument for Senator Quay. The Quincy
Herald, observes that it must be with
the object of holding down the remains.
"Batter up! Play ball!" In the lan
guage of James Barton Adams in the
Denver Post :
"Now soon will ring the gladsome cry.
And from each eager rooter's eye
Expectant fire will fiercely flow
In wort jf im andesrent glow!
The sphere will from the pitcher shoot.
The batter swat it in the moot.
Ami men will pound their hands and
Kike demons just paroled from (Ahem!)"
Tbe Latest Lynching Disgrace.
That lynching near Cairo. 111., was
12 miles outside this state. Illinois is
pleased that the crime was not com
mitted here, and sympathize with Mis
souri which is again the victim of mob
Fiendish as was the crime of the col
ored victim: base as was the coward
who was lynched; frenzied with de
termination to avenge the crime as
were the citizens of the community
which was wronged .by the desperado
and inhuman thug, the crime could not
be properly avenged by the commis
sion of another crime.
Lynching is crime and is never justi
fied. Some there are who say it is.
Many there are whose very blood cur
dles at tbe savagery of fiends both
black and white who today commit
hold-ups., robberies and murders unpre
cedented in their depravity: but those
crimes, base as they may be. never Jus
tify lawlessness and savagery of the
Those who would lynch had better
use their fire, theit energy and their
strong arms and tempers to protect
" rather than to assault the law. and to
build up the fabric of Justice so as to
obtain quick response from the regular
system of justice to outrages such as
that perpetrated in Missouri, and ou
tain deliberate punishment for the
Mob savagery will not rectify Indi
divual savagery, and will not strength
en but weaken the department of Jus
tice. because when mobs take the law
inu their hands, they cast aside jus
tice, shatter all the sacred ideals of
our republican form of governmept
and draw a noose about the very neck
It may "serve the murderer right
to be lynched." but it does not serve
Pbjslclaos to Aid of tbe Cans of
American Medicine: There is no
influence so great as the professional
one in temperance reiorm ir me ia
organizations, such as the Woman's
Christian Temperance union, etc..
would but go about this work sanely
and intellectually, and In a sensible
way solicit our aid. Sir Frederick
Treves, standing as be does at the
head of English surgeons, has stirred
British domestic waters by bis em
phatic, almost violent pronouncement
against the use of alcohol in however
moderate a degree. It may be argued
that he is not a general medical prac
titioner, and speaks only as a surgeon,
who knows that it is easier to operate
successfully upon moderate drinkers
than upon drunkards, but his associa
tion with the king and his great au
thority with the general public never
theless will make his pronouncement
more potent in decreasing the use of
alcohol than many acts of parliament.
ye, notwithstanding his counterblast,
the bouse of commons recently spent a
The members of the junior depart
ment of the Y. M. C. A. of Rock Island
and Moline are to have a 10 days'
summer camp, beginning June 12, at
Sunny Beach camping grounds, 20
miles up Rock river. .Members of the
two associations, under lt years of
age, will compose the camp, and about
twenty-five from Rock Is'and have sig
nified their intention to spend the week
with the association camp. There will
be about twenty boys from the Moline
association. This is Ihe first summer
camp in several fears for the juniors,
and the boys have been looking for
ward to it for some time.
The camp is to be organized as an
Indian village, each association's dele
gation being organized as One tribe.
All. of the original olhcers o! the Indian
tribes will be represented, and the
Idea of an Indian camp carried out
throughout the entire camp. The camp
motto will be "The Best Things for the
L. L. McDonald, secretary of the lo
cal association, received-. the idea for
the camp from Earnest Thonipson
Seton .who personally gave Mr. Mc
Donald his outline for the camp, to
gether with a complete explanation,
and working plaus. Mr. McDonald last
year conducted a bimilar camp at
Charleston. The cauip will be under
the directiou of the secretary. Physical
Director Orville Yerbury. of the Mo
line association, aud several reliable
assistants, wbi. have not teen selected
The site for the camp is peculiarly
appropriate for an Indian camp, it once
having been used as a camping ground
by the Indians, and was the scene of
a terrible Indian battle. It is near the
noted Penny slough, the favored hunt
ing ground of the Indians. There are
numerous mounds and relics to be
found in the district included in the
Indian life is to be a subject for
study during the camp. The boys will
be given instruction in Indian life, na
ture study, and woodcraft, including
methods of determining direction by
stars, trees, and other ways familiar to
woodmen. Religious services are to
be part of each day's program. The
athletic feature will be well provided
for, and many contests are being plan
ned. The boys will dress in Indian cos
tumes, the war bonnets being allowed
only, to braves, the feathers being
awarded for skill in athletics. Winners
of rowing matches, swimming races
aud other contests, will be awarded the
feathers to decorate their war bonnets.
An experienced cook will be hired
for the camp, and the best of proviso
ions taken up the river. The trip will
be made from Milan in a launch. L. L.
McDonald is securing the names of the
members who desire to be included in
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It a t.itv tha "vun should sufTt-r
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t.iins nearly three times the 5'J-ctnt
Hattb, tbe notary, having sworn Mrs.
Tootioi. signed bis name to tbe docu
ment, affixed bis eal, pic-Led up tbe
twenty-five ceut piece she took out of
a woolen roltten, aud bis work was
"Very comfortable, Mrs. Toombs, to
have this little amount coming in every
three months. Tbe government is very
kind to the widows of veterans."
"Tbe government won't have to do
anytbiug for me very long. I'm going
downhill terrible fast." She gave one
of those bronchial coughs that sound
like the low notes on a trombone. When
she recovered from tbe strain sbe pro
ceeded. -What's $120 a year? I got
this bouse and Home money iu bank,
but I'm a poor lone woman without
auy business head and can't manage
my affairs. A year or two at most will
settle uie. I'd rather go right off now.
I wUb some oue would take my prop
erty and give me so much a year till
I'm gone. Dr. Burbauk says one lung's
gone entirely, and Dr. Woodruff says
my bronlcal tubes Is ail stopped up.
Don't neither of 'em expect ine to floiab
During this speech tbe notary was
pricking up his ears. Tbe old woman
might be a good speculation.
"How much a year would make you
comfortable, Mrs. Toombs?" be asked.
"Ob. I dou't need much. If I had $50
or $00 a mouth certaiu besides my pen
sion I'd get along first rate."
"What you got to put iu for au an
"Weil. I got thin bouse aud grounds,
wo'tb, inebbe, $6.1M). I got eight acres
o" good land, wo'tb from $100 to $200 an
acre. I got $3o0 In cash."
Tbe notary figured tbut her property
was wortb $7.fx. He didn't believe
the widow would last six mouths, if
not. tbe cash she would turn In on the
annuity scheme would pay for her keep
as long as she lived, aud tbe realty
would be a clear profit. He dickered
with her and finally eloKed a deal by
which he agreed to take her property
and pay her $SOO a year, she to remain
lu the homestead as long' as she lived.
Tbeu be went home and told his wife
"Oue more yesr, Martha, In this
trap," he said, "and we'll move iuto
our own property. Consumptives most
ly go out iu .the spring, .and Mrs.
Toombs won't git through another
change from winter to summer."
"lu that case 1 reckon we'd better
not do any repairin'."
"Reckon not; nor git any new furni
ture just now neither."
Mrs. Toombs held her owu letter
than was expected, but the next win
ter she seemed to be failing rapidly.
Indeed, there appeared to be so little
chance for her passing the spring that
Mr. and Mrs. Hatch, rinding that their
uewly H'uired home needed painting
both for looks aud utility, decided lo
psiul it at once and have the work out
of tbe way before tbe widow was mov
ed on I i to the cemetery) and they mov
ed lu. They t.penr $3mt ou It.
One bright spring morning Hatch
passed by the place, curious to know
whether the old woman was likely to
vacate. lie found her digging lu a
vegetable Kartfeii. Concealing his
chagrin, he bailed Iter and asked how
"Waal.", sbe replied, "if It hadn't
been for your tidying up tbe house I
think I'd 'a give In. As It Is, maybe
I'm good till fall."
Hatch went home and told his wife
that they must give up their contem
plated spring moving. A very discon
tented couple sat down to supper that
evening, aud they vowed not a bit of
improvement should go on to tbe prop
erty until Mrs. Toombs was six feet
That summer the out of door exer
cise the pensioner got in her gardeu
seemed to do her a world of good, and
In the autuutu she was quite robust.
Hstch doubted if he would get pos
xesMlou 'of bis boue evetj tbe next
spring. But he did. and lu a way that
did not please him. The doctors agreed
that If Mis. Toombs could siend the
Huuurier In tbe mountains she might
get well. So she notified Hatch that
be was goiug away and he bad better
look after his house. At great incon
venience be and Mrs. Hicks moved
teriiorarily into the more valuable
premises and hired a man aud his
wife lo look after their ordinary abode.
This rendered the summer months not
only disagreeable, but expensive to the
Ilickses. and iu the autumn tbe widow
returned, having gained twenty-two
pounds. Tbe doctors looked her over
snd declared that, barring accidents,
be was govd for twenty years.
l ire years passed. About I4.5oo had
been expended in the annuity aud on
the bouse, and Hatch and bis wife
were as far from the promised land as
ever. Every now and agalu Mrs.
Toomtts would be reported ailing, and
Mr. Haub would call, ostensibly to
sympathize with her. but really to find
out If there was a chance of release
from tbe heavy burden be was carry
ing. But the widow lived on. and tbe
One day fifteen years after the con
tract had passed between Hatch and
Mrs. Toombs tbe Hatches, hearing that
Mrs. Tonmbd was very ill, went to
condole with her. A thunderstorm
came up. and after a vivid flash the
neighbors noticed that the chimney of
tbe Toomlui homestead hnd been de
molished, (ioiug to tbe bouse, they
found Mrs. Too ml safe on her feather
bed. TTo Hatches, both bnsband and
wife, lay dead on the floor.
Six mnths after tbe tragedy Mrs.
Toombs passed away peacefully.
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