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mm Miaus. Tuesday, septesibek kf, 03
Published Dally and WmWt at 1824
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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 publica
tion. No such article -will be printed
over fictitious gig-nature.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, ,1905.
Call for Democratic Congressional Con
vention, Fourteenth district
of Illinois, r.----
At A metlnsr f the democratic con-frrt-nciuiiul
commit tf of tli Fourteenth
ilntrict of Illinoin. held at Monmouth.
in., .aust. iti. ii wh m uratTf U that u
ulf-Bale -unv-Mi'ri held ur. the court
house in th' city ir Monmouth, on
Thurnduv. S pf. 2. ir.". Ht tl. hour of
10:2t o' liM-k u. m . for tli purpose of
nominating a candidate for ro.iKreus. to
fill th; vacancy rauscj by the death of
Col It r . JHarh.
The county ntral rommlttpe of each
county, in con junction with th? oon
Kr!ior.ul corntnitt--mcn of tiie variotm
oountl-n in 1 1 dixtnet. are requested to
rrHTife for t ti pclertion of rlHerates
to itaid -onv-ntion. -ith-r ty holding
county convention! to ncl-ct fuel) 11--Knt-.
or to appoint pame, at tiieir op
tion. The ratio of d Hep-ate from each
county will ! on the lusi of oni delv
sHt for every "D votes cast for Alton
B T'arker in l!n4.
By order committee.
J. r. SEXTON'. Chairman.
J. W. I.usk. sirr.'tarj-.
Itock Inland county Is entitled to 11
Alice Roosevelt has stn the Em
press of China, or rather, the Empress
of China has seen Alice.
Some of the theatres in Ixinlon are
to be prosecuted for cruelty to animals
In their stape productions. How about
cruelty to animals out in front.
The Boston (Jlobe itit imatt that Sec
retary Root's visit to JHl:idor "may
have infant more than recreation.
Does The Clobe mean to jtisjnuati; that
the secretary of state was exettetf until
the peace conference at Portsmouth
All members of the anvil chorus in
the various cities throughout the
Three-Eye league may Ket jobs In both
Russia and Japan anent the return to
thefr native heaths of the respective
envoys of those nations to the recent
Former (Jovernor Yates called upon
Gov. Denccn in a social way. and of
course they talked about nothing much
but "weather and the crops." They
didn't say a word about the ward clubs
that Senator Shelby M. Culloni Is or
ganiziiiK In Chicago, nor about the
politicians who are' coining to town to
look at the big pumpkins and the fat
hogs at the Mate fair. St. Louis Republic.
For 41 ytars Christian Smith has
been organiM and choir leader ar
Zion's lu ion church, in West Penn
township. Pa. During the greater por
tion of that lung period his wife. who.
when he married her. 4o jears ago. pos
sessed a rich soprano voice, has been
a member of th choir, and it is yet an
impressive sight to see the venerable
couple stand by the open grave of a
departed member of the congregation
and sing a good old Cerman hymu.
.Mr. Smith has led the singing at l.Roo
funerals, the services at which were
all in the Cerman language.
M. Sato, one of Japan's representa
tives ut the peace conference, was
chatting with some newspaper men
one of them Miggested that a plain
statement was enough for a treaty of
jeace and that elaborate wordiug was
not necessary. The Jap dissented
from this view and by way of illustra
tion told of au African traveler who
was relating a harrowing adventure.
"I peered into the jungle." said the
traveler, "and saw a trunkU-ss bod v."
One of his auditors' said sarcastically:
"Who ever heard f m trunkiess
body?" The traveler answered calm
ly: "This was the body of an ele
Charles J. Murphy, formerly a for
eign agent for the I nited States de
partment of agriculture, has receive!
from Emperor Nicholas of Russia the
decoration of the Order of St. Stanis
laus. This honor was gien him
through the Russian embassy at
Washington. It was a recognition of
his services iu behalf of Russia's peas
ants during the famine of 1 91, when
as foreign agent at Berliu of the d
partmeut of agriculture, he started the
movement for tending shiploads of
corn to Russia. Mr. Murphy was form-
rly a resident of Iowa, but at present
refrides in New York. v
S eret Societies la School.
The triiool board of Minneapolis has
taken itta' ground against high
achool sororities and other secret so
cieties. The objection to them is that
they are undemocratic in spirit, raise
painful social distinctions, impair the
school discipline, and make demands
upon the time interest and energies of
So the Minneapolis school board has
adopted a resolution that no high
school pupil who Is a member of a se
cret fraternity or sorority shall be al
lowed to hold office iu or be a member
of any organization connected with
the school or be allowed to take part
in any program, entertainment, com
mencement or athletic contest which
Is under control of the school. The
Minneapolis school board in the opin
ion of the Springfield Register has set
an example that might be followed by
other school boards with decided ad
vantage to the public school. Sorori
ties and secret fraternities are cer
tainly out 'if plac 1 public schools.
The "Full Dinner Pall" Kake-orr.
After the trusts have had their rake
off from the wages of the workingman
the "full dinner pail" of the standpat
stump orator has been none too full
in the last few years, and unless some
thing is done to the Dingley tariff its
contents may be getting scantier be
fore long, says the St. lxiuis Republic.
The spirit of retaliation provoked by
that narrow and short-sighted measure
seems to be inciting the whole world
to trade war against us. and the effects
are beginning to be plainly felt in oth
er than the agricultural interests.
Very considerable manufacturing inter
ests were represented in the reciprocity
convention at Chicago, because they
find the home market too limited, and
their products are shut out of desired
foreign markets by retaliatory trade
restrictions of one sort or another.
And every restriction upon the ex
port of our manufactured goods takes
something out of the Dingley dinner
pail, because it is a restriction upon
the growth anil prosperity of our man
ufacturing industries. The point has
been reached, and long since passed,
at which an extravagantly high protec
tive tariff is a promoter of American
industry, manufacturing or other. For
one thing it makes cost of production
too high for successful competition in
The news that the Argentine govern
ment has placed a prohibitive tariff
on all parts and pieces used in repair
ing agricultural and other machinery
illustrates another way in which the
Dingley tariff hurts American manu
facturing industry, and. therefore,
tends to deplete the "full dinner pail."
By this action Argentine seems to re
rint the exclusion of her products from
our markets, while at the same time,
perhaps, helping the countries with
which her trade is unhampered.
At all events, the news is not liked
a' little bir by rr.ahufact urers of farm
machinery who have been selling their
machines in South American countries
at prices much lower than those which
are exacted from their American custo
mers. Possibly Argentine aims simply
to correct the alleged extravagantly
high prices charged by the manufac
turers of these machines for parts and
pieces used for repairs; whatever her
object, her action sharply opens the
eyes of the agricultural implement
trusts to the fact that they do not con
trol the Argeutine market so absolute
ly as they do the American.
The retaliatory trade measures that
confront us at every hand are timely
notice that a broader and more liberal
jMtlicy must be adopted if our indus
tries are to flourish and the "full din
ner pail' is to be a permanent reality,
instead of a spe llbinders' phrase refer
ing to a thing of doubtful duration.
The- dinne r pail of the factory opera
tive will be always full when for trade
wars and the trade-killing restrictions
of Dingley ism we substitute the Jef
fersnnian policy of "peace and com
merce with all nations, entangling al
liances with none."
Numerous and Worthless.
Everything is in the name when it
comes to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C.
DeWitt & Company, of Chicago, dis
covered some years age how to make
a salve from witch hazel that is a spe
cific for piles. For blind, bleeding,
itching and protruding piles, eczema,
cuts burns and bruises and all skin di
seases. DeWitt's salve has no equal.
This has given rise to numerous worth
less counterfeits. Ask for DeWitt's
the genuine. Sold by all druggists.
If you want your little ernes strong,
healthy and robust, give them Uollis-
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea. A tonic for
the whole fajmily. The children's friend.
33 cents, tea or tablet. T. H. Thomas'
Zcr 1 1
Yon vat that
not laat ever
half an hour
if you take
It wiil sooths tha racked
narvca, ban lab pais, bring-
comfort od sweet arcam
Itsa sleep. It contains no
narcotics, ao opium, mor
phine, or cocaine. Nothing ia
It to hurt jrou. It must cure
your pais or it coats you
It looks like a risky thing te
ruarante it thus strongly,
but WB KNOW what Nsu
ralgyliaa well do. Get a J
cent boa at your drucgiata.
Asa ua tor tree sample.
THE NEURALGYUNE CO.
DAILY ,SHORT' STORY
ONE CHANCE IN A. HUNDRED.
It was the lold tstory (of a murder,
circumstantial! evidence. a legal doe!
iietween the state attorney and coun
sel for the deft nse, witha defeat for
the latter and fan lnuoctait man sentence-el
How a few daystbeforeJtbe sentence
was to have been ciirrie1 out be got
out of Jail was never certainly known,
though it was admit ted. at the prison
that bis wife was admitted to see bim.
and Then she w-ent-awmy a keeper re
marked that she look eel taller than
when she went in. and another, seeing
Iter get oa to a irollejycar, noticed that
she wore heavy boots The rest of the
story go- that thej wife was found
locked In the prisoner's cell alone.
lie bad lee.u bidiug during the day
and bad'bearel them, beating the busb
all about! biiu. Sevperal tiuaes be be
lieved tbatt in a few : minutes be would
be dragged from bis' hiding -place. But
while mem are mueii more, intelligent
than dogstthere are cases. where dogs
may throw'.men into a contrast of stu
pidity. IIis pursuers could not smell
Night came, and under its friendly
cover be left a region where lie was
known to be aiad must certainly be
discovered on the morrow, if not lnr-
ing the night. CntwHug under bushes
between two meuset to i watch for him,
be stole through abelr line and ran
with all the strength be had left after
two davs" last till lu came to a farm
house. There, kuowing that be must
have food ftr strength to struggle fur
ther, be went boldly In, askenl for a
supier and ate his filL Then he start
ed on with one, ami only one, advan
tagestrength. But bis chances were
Suddenly be stumbled into a depres
sion and fell. His bauds struck
smooth iron and be knew he was on
a railroad. ILe got up and walked on
the trae-k, soon-coming to a point where
be could st?e a station a few hundred
yard from him. It was lighted, and
a single man wtlkeel back and forth
on the platform. The fugitive watched
him, suspecting that he was there to
prevent his escape by train. If he
could only get aboarel without the
man seeing him he would have a fur
ther and a better chance than before
to escape. A way traiu came along
and stopped at the statiou. but it was
closely watched, and he dlel not dare
try to got on. The watcher went
through it, and when it had gone left
the station. Doubtless there conld be
no other train for some time.
Two hours passed. A man drove tip
to the station iu a buggy and dragged
a big bag to a post beside the track
a short ellstane-e from the station and
attached it to a beam projecting from
the post. It was the mall bag placed
in position to be caught by an express
There Is uo such nourlsher of Ideas
as self preservation. All that man Is
today may bo trae1 to bis one in
stinct. The bunted iuan knew that by
and by an express train would pass,
au iron book on the mail car would
lie adjusted aud catch the bag around
the center aud it would lie caught and
swung iuto the car.
The idea liashenl into the fugitive's
brain, "Can 1 be swung on to the train
with this bagV" He calculated the
chances, aud concluded that they were
uliout as follows: Death, ninety;
thrown beside the track maimed, nine;
taken iu alive and recovering from
While he was deliberating there came
from a distance the bark of a dog, fol
lowed by auother aud another till their
number was lost in a confusion of bay
ing. His pursuers had secured blood
hounds and his capture was now cer
tain. Hark-the distant rattle of a train!
It must be the express. The man's
miud is made up. He will take the
oue chance iu a hundred.
When bis wife bad taken his place
In prison she had brought him a rope
and a knife. These were nil the ar
ticles be had asked for and he had had
as yet no use for them. Taking tbe
rope from his pocket, he went to the
post, stood on a platform beneath It
and began to lash himself to the bag.
He first tied a part of the rope around
the bottom of the bag, then lashed his
Iody under his arms to the upper part
of the bag and, lastly, worraeel his feet
into the rope about the bottom. This
left bis middle free.
The barking of tbe dogs and the
rattle of the train came nearer, though
from different directions. It was the
train alone In whie-h he was interested.
Having finished bis lashing, he turned
with the bag, whie-h, finally settling,
brought his face to the track. With
out this his one chance would have
been lost. As the train thundered
near he bent his body like a bow.
When the book struck the bag It
ptruck out his consciousness. When
he regained his senses he was lyiug
on the floor of the mall car with sev
eral trainmen standing over him. His
pursuers would not have known him,
for b!s face was drenched in blood.
All he knew was that he was alive,
aboard the car and there was hope.
When he reached the city the train
men offered to call an ambulance for
him, but he said he felt strong enough
to get home alone. He got trpou his
feet and. resisting with all bis will a
disposition to faint, staggered out of
the car. When he had passed the gate
without being stopped he seemed to
rather new vigor, walked briskly out
f the station and boarded a trolley.
He has never been heard from by
the police, bnt his friends aver that
he and fc!s wife are living under an
assumed name in a foreign land.
- CHABIXTTE SHERWOOD.
Brushed Scales from Face Like Pow
der Under Physicians Six Months
But Grew Worse Some Said
Face Would Be Marked for Life
Now Without a Blemish.
A9 I was a sufferer with eczema
I write to tell you what a great friend
I found in Cuticura Remedies. In
six months I had
tried three doctors,
but did not get any
better. It was on
my body and on my
feet so thick that
I c-ould hardly put
a pin on me with
out touching ec-
tenia. Mv face was
covered, my c3cbrows came out, and
then it got in my eve. i tnen went to
another doctor, lie asked me what
I was taking for it, and I told him
Cuticura. lie said that was a very
good thing, hut that he thought that
my face would be marked for life. But
Cuticura did its work and my face is
now just as clear as it ever was.
"My brother-in-law told me about
the wonderful Cuticura remedies.
I took hi? advice and got the Ointment,
Soap, and Resolvent. I washed with
the Cuticura Soap and then applied
the Ointment, and took Cuticura
Resolvent as directed. In a short
time my face began to get better, and
when I had taken one bottle of
Resolvent I could brush the scales
oil my face like a powder. When I
had taken four bottles my face was as
clear as ever.
'I told all my friends about my
remarkable cure. I feel so thankful
I want everybody far and wide to
know what Cuticura can do. It is a
eure cure. for eczema, (signed) Mrs.
Kraraa White, 641 Cherrier Place,
Camden. N. J., April 23, 190o."
Cotnplrte Cxtemal and Internal Treatment for every
Ffumor.froxn pimples to Scrofula, from Infsm-y to Aze,
CfHiilfting of Cutieurs Soap, ieM Crintment. Mic, lftU
veiit. ACIe. ( iu form of Chcx-oiale Coated IM11, 2.V. per ria
of 3ii, may be hadof all t!ruj(it. A single set often cozes.
roncr i ruz a e.oem. e:rp.f cole rruoa., duu
sjt Milled Free, " Mow to Cure Kcsema."
Dloher In Quality than most
Compare them with other Cigars and
yon find good reasons for their costing
the dealer more than other broad
f RAMK P. UHIS. Pr.0RU.IU.
ORIGINATOR TIN FOIL SMOKER PACKAGE
John Volk & Co.
Dealers In single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood flooring of al
Dealer In single and double strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
'late and Art Glass.
311 and 329
Of Men's and Young Men's Fall
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A stock that glistens with Style and
Beauty; with Smartness and FresK
ness and reflects the most advanced
ideas of Men's Fashion.
A complete line now shown
GUSTAFSON . HA YE
Monday, Sept. 18, and Week.
VAN DYKE & EATON CO.
Wednesday IN THE HANDS OF
Thursday BEWARE OF MEN.
Friday DORA THORNE.
Saturday Matinee EAST LYNNE.
Saturday Night DEADWOOD DICK.
FHir'KS lGv, 20c and 30o.
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental Ins. Co New York
Agricultural In3. Co New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago, 111.
Williamsburg Ins. Co. .... .New ,. York
Xew Hampshire Ins. Co. N. Hampshire
North German Ins. Co New York
American Ids. Co. ...Philadelphia, Pa.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
:ns. Co. State of Illinois. .Rockford, III
Office, room 3, Buford block. Rates
is low as consistent with security.
Let's think about somebody and talk about them. All
right, who will it be? I know who. Why Jones, the sec
ond hand and loan man. How is it that he does such
a large business? Well, I'll tell you. Of course, he Is a
crank. But what do I or anybody els care. Look at those
big dollars you save by doing business with him for he Is
certainly more reliable and the Beat By Every Test.
Tr- i -
The Meanest Man in Town.
GOODS ON PAYMENT WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE.
Old 'Phone West 706-L. 1623 Second Ave n us. Open Evenings.
Have you tried it? It is tlie best thing on
the market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In'tins, 25c and 50c.
rffrcade Cigar Store
Baryar Hon) bloak. John P. Bexton, Prou.
DIED YOU EVER STOP TO
THE MANY ADVANTAGES THAT THIS STORE OFFERS. IT IS THE SPECIALIST WHO IS IN FAVOR TO
DAY. THE SPECIALIST GOES TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF HIS SUBJECT. HE KNOWS BEST ABOUT HIS
SPECIAL BUSINESS. THIS STORE IS A SPECIALIST IN ITS LINE. FURNITURE, CARPETS. RUGS. ETC.
ALSO STOVES ARE BOUGHT IN LARGE LOTS. WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DISCOUNTS WHICH
MANUFACTURERS ARE WILLING TO MAKE TO LARGE BUYERS, AND THAT" IS THE REASON FOR
OUR UNMATCHABLE LOW PRICES.
BUYING IN THE WAY WE DO, OF COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO SHOW LARGER ASSORTMENTS AND MORE
UP-TO-DATE STYLES, TWO POINTS WHICH SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED. YOU WILL ALSO FIND THIS
STORE AN IDEAL PLACE TO TRADE.
If Your Cash is Busy We Will Give You Credit.
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