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THE aUGHS, TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1003.
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Tuesday, June 27, 1905.
Apparently Oyaina does not believe
all that he hears about peace.
Time is money, so it is said, but it
seems ever so much easier to moke up
the former than the latter.
That the president should fail to dis
tinguish himself In a footrace is a lit
tle surprising, when one recalls the
running he did last November.
Mt. Vesuvius seems to be in ugly
mood and threatens to celebrate dog
days. If Vesuvius don't behave we'll
turn Tom lawson loose on it.
Secretary Shaw says he doe3 not
even care to discuss his candidacy for
the presidency. There are a whole lot
of people in this nation of the same
Having cooled off the Japanese
Eastern war. President Roosevelt is
invited to put a lid on the Fourth of
July. As an alternative a quiet-life ad
dress would be acceptable.
'Municipal ownership of street rail
ways in Chicago seems to be mov
ing a little further back ail the time.
It does very well as a popular issue,
but to take it up seriously is another
The latest joke in Washington is
that whereas the democratic party de
clared that if Roosevelt were elected,
he would make an empire of this coun
try, the result has been that he has
made an umpire of it.
The New York Press, the.ijt. Louis
Globe-Democrat and the Chicago lmcr
Ocean are among the many republican
newspapers who censure the president
in the Morton case. The New York
Tribune makes no comment.
According to the bulletin just issued
by the interstate commerce commis
sion covering the three months ended
December HI, 19"4. the number of per
sons killed by the railroads during the
quarter was J.11. and the wounded
numbered ll.-7. Peace hath her
slaughterings no less renowned than
Levi P. Morton is president of the
New York Zoological society and pos
sesses a remarkable knowledge of
natural history. While talking of the
various cheats who try to imjwse on
"zoos" with fakes of all kinds, he said
the other day tb;it with a pair of scis
sors and some dyestutls one of these
gentry can turn a sparrow iuto almost
anything. A keeper of birds once told
Mr. Morton of a conversation that he
overheard in the bird house between
two nun from whom he occasionally
bought stock. "To think o' swindlin"
a poor, hard workin' chap like that.'
said the first man. "Woi's wroug
now?" asked the second. "Why, here
I worked all momin' paintin' and trim
miu' up a sparrer into a redheaded
Itelgian canary, and blast if the rascal
I sold it to didn't give me a bad $2 bill
A (Question, Mr. President.
The New York World discussing the
grunting of absolution and a certifi
cate of good character to Paul Morton,
"President Roosevelt takes occasion
lo denounce Equitable corruption and
to plead for national supervision of lu-t-ui'uuce
"Mr. Roosevelt was governor of New
York during to years of Equitable
eon upllu. His insurance department
did not molest the 'system. Mr. Roose
velt must know that the state of New
York has plenary toer to deal with
this situation and to protect the last
legal right of the policy holders. So
far as we know the strongest influ
ence against this action is wielded by
Mr. Morton's employer, Thomas F. Ry
an. "But assuming that there were fed
eral supervision of life Insurance com
panies, would President Roosevelt be
more willing to prosecute Paul Morton
for violating the insurance laws than
for violating the Interstate commerce
A While Man's Penalty.
For the first time in the history of
crimluai jurisprudence in Mississippi,
and perhaps in the entire south, says a
Jackson correspondent to the News.:
Scimitar, the supreme court of Missis-,
lippi has sentenced a white man to
btrve a life toria hi the penitentiary
for committing a criminal assault on a
The decision is given added signifi
cance by reason of the fact that the
case comes on appeal from the heart of
the black belt of the state state, the
famous Yazoo-Mississippi delta.
Special Judge Cox. in affirming the
life sentence, used the following nota
"The safety of all women and the
preservation of the sanctity of our
homes depend upon the certainty and
promptness with which crimes of this
character shall be visited with condign
punishment, it matters not how hum
ble and friendless the victim nor what
be race or color."
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court. Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding.
Estate of Carl Otto Andren. Peti
lion of Christiana Andren, widow, for
leiters of administration filed. Peti
tion granted. Oath taken and filed.
Bond of the said Christiana Andren
filed and approved and letters of ad
ministration issued to her. Charles A.
Larson, W. C. Wilson and Victor Wahl
strand appointed appraisers.
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Carrie Anderson. It appears that bond
herein is insufficient on account of the
death of August Colberg, one of the
said bondsmen. New bond, with the
Title, Guaranty & Trust company, of
Scranton, Pa., as surety, filed and ap
proved. In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Frederick I.utt. In the matter of sale
of minors' real estate. Proof of notice
filed. Hearing on petition to sell mi
nors' real estate. Bond filed and ap
proved and order of sale.
Estate of August Verhoegen. It ap
pears that deceased left no heirs, next
of kin, or widow residing in the state
of Illinois capable of administering on
his estate. It further appears that
V. Kckhart, who resides in this county,
is a creditor of said deceased and that
deceased left property and effects that
require an administrator to take
charge of the same to prevent loss to
said estate. By leave of court peti
tion of said I V. Eckhart as such
creditor for letters of administration
to issue to the Moline Trust & Savings
bank filed. Hearing thereon and peti
tion granted and letters ordered is
sued to said bank.
In re guardianship of minor heirs of
Fred E. White. Annual report filed
In re conservatorship of Elizabeth
Bingman, insane. Annual report of
conservator filed and approved.
Real Estate Transfers.
D. W. Hunt to Annie E. Widdring
ton. lot 12. block 1, Midway add.. South
Anddew Bloomquist, by heirs, to Sol
omon Freiburg, part lot 5, block 8.
Pitts. Gilbert & Pitts' First add.. Mo
Charles Wiles to E. E. Grafton, lot
10 .block 2, Stewart's add.. South Mo
M. J. Morris to Henry Ruben, lot 3.
block 2. G. 1. Davenport's add., Rock
Edwin A. Rounds to Lulie Gamble,
lot 8. block 11. C. T. Edwards' add.,
David Palmberg to Kuehl & Dona
hoo. lot 10, block 5, Oak Hill Park
add.. Moline, $3,600.
Thomas Campbell to Edward Ed
wards, lot 2". Campbell's add.. Rock
D. G. White to Chicago. Rock Island
& Pacific Railway company, tract
north f block 6. Old Town of Rock
Mary I. Bradford to Chicago, Rock
Inland &. Pacific Railway company,
tract north of block C, Old Town of
Rock Island. $900.
Home Building & loan association
to C. M. Gannon, lot 3, block 2, Col
lege Heights add., Rock Island, $900.
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. "A doctor here has sued me for
$12.50, which I claimed was excessive
for a case of cholera morbus," saya R.
White, of Coachella. Cal. "At the trial
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DAILY SHORT STORY
A LEAP YEAR PRIVILEGE
ICopyrlsht. IX. by R. B. McClure
Cynthia Ann Jones sat trotting ber
foot and sewing rag carpets at the age
of thirty-seven without baring been
"Cynthia Ann Jones, it's got to come
about:" she finally said to herself
aloud. "This is leap year, and there's
a privilege goes with It."
Having got that far, ber thoughts
naturally turned to possible candidates.
There was Deacon Hungerford, but he
was past fifty and bad three children.
and be had once asked ber to look the
other way while he drove a bog past
her gate. There was Joel Marsh, own
er of the 6awmiII, but he had a stiff
neck ami a stiff knee and bad been an
old bachelor so long that be would
probably object to gray patches ou a
black groundwork. There was Squire
Cummlngs, whose wife had died three
years before, but be bad a bossy way
about him and bad always held bis
wife down to one-third of a bar of soap
to a washing.'
The three men mentioned exhaust
ed the list us far as Cynthia could
place thecn, but hope did not die out of
her heart. There was such a thing as
Providence, and If iTovidence bad
saved the two churches in the village
from being struck by lightning for the
last fifteen years why couldn't and
shouldn't it provide her with a hue
Not a week had gone by after she
had made up ber mind, and she bad
not j et decided whether she wanted a
man with milk white eyes or red hair
when there came n timid knock ou the
front door. The hour was 'J. o'clock in
the afternoon, and Cynthia was just
finishing the last of th carpet rags.
She opened the door to find a short,
timid looking, roily poly man on the
ttep aud to be told that he was can
vassing for subscribers for a new mag
azine. Cynthia's first idea of him was that
he was too short to reach up to the
celling with a whitewash brush and
too timid to accompany her to prayer
meeting without a lantern, but nhe re-inemtH-red
thut she was depending up
on Providence and that Providence had
probably sent along the best It had in
the shop that day. She therefore sim
pered a little aud giggled a little and
invited Mr. Tot ten. in.
Mr. Totten evinced a desire to rutreat
instead, but probably reflected that It
was as dangerous to run as to enter.
At any rate, he took n seat in the par
lor and began to talk up his magazine.
Cynthia replied "yes" and "no" half a
dozen times, ami then lost all interest
In literary matters aud gave Mr. Tot
ten a sizing up. He wasn't bad to look
at, und she wouldn't be ashamed of
him at donation parties and camp meet
ings. He didn't look to l a man of
opinions, and be therefore would sub
mit to leing bossed. He had a weak,
piping voice, but that was also all
right. In case of any family dispute
the neighttors couldn't bear bis side of
the case. At the end of a quarter of
an hour the spinster had made up ber
mind about things, and she said:
"Mr. Totten, are you aware of the
fact that this is leap year?"
"Bless me, but I'd forgotten It," he
replied, with a start that betrayed
"It In leap year, Mr. Totten, aud may
I ask if you recall that leap year car
ries with it a privilege for my sex?"
"Gracious, but so it does so It does!"
"I do not know that this privilege Is
generally taken advantage of, but yet
I cannot see why not. If I have fallen
in love with you, Mr. Totten"
"Don't! Oh, don't T'
"If I have fallen In love with you
and desire to ask for your heart and
hand, why should it not be perfectly
proper for me to do so?"
"Yes, but but" be stammered as
he wiggled around on his chair and
blushed like a schoolgirl.
"Mr. Totten," continued Cynthia as
she laid ber hand ou ber heart, "I fell
in love with you the minute I opened
the door. Providence sent you here.
Providence has planned to unite m."
"Ob, gracious me!"
"And I therefore ask you, Mr. Tot
ten -I therefore lake advantage of the
sjevlal privilege accorded my sex once
In four years -four long and dreary
years to ask you If you will be mine."
"Dear me! Dear, me!" g:ispd Mr.
Totten as ho rub!ed the palms of his
hsnds together and hohliori alxmt.
"It may seui to you a little sudden,
Mr. Totten Indeed, It is a little sudden
but who can withstand the voice of
love? Say that you will be mine and
m.'ik me happy. I am not rich, and I
am nt worthy of you. but I will do my
bet to make you happy."
"I I couldn't do it!" announced Mr.
Totten, as be ar se and looktd for ?iis
"Is It fxjsslhle that you are a mar
ried man and have come here to toy
with my maidenly heart" If so. sir"
"No. no, no! It's itt that I don't
"Totten, are you engaged to auoth
"Then you bit right down and stay
to dinner. Providence sent yau here,
aud if you think I am going to let you
get away you are mistaken."
But he dodged her aud reached the
door and fiew out aud down the path
and tip the street, and an hour Later, as
she stood at her gate and wondered
how Providence had come to skip a
cog. the old man Taylor came al-.mg to
"Curious kind o tiling, wasn't it."
"Why, a short, fat little uiau, whom
nobody knows, come ruuuiu' up the j
front of the tavern. The doctors eay J
he was steered to death." j
CAME NEAR DYING
From sn Awful Skin Humour.
Scratched Till Blood Ran.
Wasted to Skeleton.
CURED BY CUTICURA
One Application Soothed Him
to Sleep. Cure Speedy
When my little boy was three
months old his head broke out with a
rash, which was very itchy and ran
considerable watery fluid. W'e tried
everything we could, but he got worse
all the time till it spread to his arms,
legs, and then to his entire body, and
he came near dying. It itched so he
would scratch till the blood ran, and a
thin yellowish stuff would be all over
bis pillow in the morning. I had to put
mittens on his hands to keep him from
tearing his skin. He got so weak
he took fainting spells and we would
think him dying. He was almost a
skeleton and his little hands were
thin like claws.
"He was bad about eight months
when we tried Cuticura. I had not
laid him down in his cradle in the
daytime for a long time. He had got
so that he just slept in our arms all
I washed him with Cuticura Soap
and put on one application of Cuti
cura Ointment and he was so soothed
that I put him in the cradle. You don't
know how glad I felt when he felt bet
ter. It took one box of Cuticura Oint
ment, pretty near one cake of Cuticura
Soap, and about half a bottle of Cuti
cura Resolvent, to cure. I think
he would have died only for the
Mrs. M. C. MAITLAND, Jasper, Ont.
No return in 14 years : Mrs. Maitland
writes, under date of Feb. 24, 1903: " It
affords me pleasure to inform vou
that it is fourteen years since my boy
was cured of the terrible skin disease.
He has been permanently cured and
is hearty and strong."
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C. E. Dudley, train master of the
Burlington, is in the city today from
R. M. Hackett leaves tonight for Ex
celsior Springs, Mo., to be gone three
or four weeks.
Mr. and Mis. F. A. Andrews left this
morning for Charlevoix, Mich. They
will also visit points in Canada, and
be gone about two weeks.
Gilbert V. Weatherly, principal of
the commercial department of the Wa
terloo, Iowa, business college, is in
Hock Inland today on business.
Mrs. Ed. Hill, formerly of this city,
sailed for Ixmdon June 24 on the
steamer Etrnria. Mrs. Hill expects to
remain abroad for about IS months. '
Frank Andrews and wife departed
today for Charlevoix. Mich., where Mr.
Andrews will attend a meeting of the
"$100,000" club, of the New York Ufe
Insurance company agents.
Mrs. M. T. Stafford. Mary F. Hurst,
Miss Grace Stafford and Miss Julia
Stafford have returned from Chicago,
where Miss Grace Stafford graduated
from the university. They visited for
a time in Blue Island.
APPOINTS NORMAL TRUSTEES
Gov. Deneen Names Board of Western
Springfield. 111.. June 27. Gov. De
neen has apiMinted the following mem
bers of the board of trustees of the
Western Illinois Normal school at Ma
comb: Louis II. Hanna, Monmouth;
J. F. Manes, Stronghurst; John A.
Meade. Augusta, and John M. Keffer,
Macomb. The new board met yester
day afternoon and elected State Super
intendent of Public Instruction Alfred
Bayliss president and John A. Meade
Uncle Joe Runs a Foot Race.
Burlington, Iowa, June 27. Speaker
Joseph G. Cannon and the other con
gressmen who have visited Alaska and
the Portland fair passed through Bur
lington yesterday. While the train
was standing. Speaker Cannon ran a
lively foot race with a young woman
of the party on the station platform.
St. Paul in Accident.
The Diamond Jo steamer St. Paul,
which landed here yesterday on its
first trip down, attempted to make a
flying landing to let Maj. Meigs off at
Burlington early this morning and
damaged one of the wheels slightly
by striking against a sewer wall and
later against a raft.
Licensed to Wed.
George Howarth Moline
Ada Marguerite Lunder
South Rock Island
George B. Bailer Iowa City
Caroline Giebrich Milan
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FIRST RURAL SCHOOL MEET
Conference Begins at Urbana, With
Urbnna. III.. June 27 The first con
ference in the interest of rural schools
opened last night at the University of
Illinois, President's. J. James making
lie address of welcome. Many of the
delegates are country school teachers.
The attendance of directors was small.
Alfred Ilayliss spoke on the work of
the rural school.
London, June 27. The defeat of
Holcombe Ward, the American nation
al lawn tennis champion, and winner
last week of the championship of the
City of Iondon iu the first round of the
all-England tournament at Wimbledon
yesterday, brought much joy to the
Hritish camp. The contest In which
S. H. Smith, the Welsh champion, was
.victorious, was probably the fastest
ever seen in England.
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