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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Thursday, October 5, 1905.
The best proof that Pr id nt Rous
vc!t meant what he said when h dr-
flared lie would nut 1p a candidate for
another term win bp furnished in the
way h does things durins the next
Fission of congress.
Now i.s the coniimr; of the Cuban
joiiiician Gomez, with stories to the
effect that lib( rty is d aj in the island
merely the part of a scheme on the
part of Aim riran barons to Krab the
pearl of the Antilles, just as they did
the I'iiilippip ?
Kzra Meeker, who left Iowa in lSl'
and went to Oregon with a party who
drove oxfeams. will Mart from the
Pacific coast early next spring with a
similar conveyance, and if possible
will drive to Kainsville. Iowa. He will
r.iMow the old emigrant trail and has
ai ranged to leeture at a number of
places along the route.
Mrs. John .Jacob Asior, who has
been ealb d a gr at beauty on both
sides of the Atlantic, gives this as the
simple rue: hod by which she preserves
her good looks-: Live simply, take ade
quate exercise, at rationally, act with
deliberation and get plenty of rest. A
month ago Lillian Kussell gave the
same prescription : Mrs. Leslie Carter
has been giving it for three or four
years; I'atti and Iternhardt have been
handing it out for 2u years.
The President' Program.
Harper's Weekly, whose views are
confirmed by yesterday's dispatches,
announces, with an appearance of in
"There is no doubt that President
Roosevelt is inflexibly determined to
promote, to the utmost of iiis prestige
and Influence, during the coming ses
sion of the Fifty-ninth congress, the
passage of railway rate making legis
lation, modeled more or less closely on
the lines of the Ksch-Townsend bill. 11
now seems also to be settled that he
will urge with equal energy such a re
vision on the Uingley tariff as will ad
just some of its schedules to actual
industrial and commercial conditions."
While no one, or no one who is in po
it ion to talk, knows exactly what the
president is planning to say to con
gress in December, the best informed
public opinion inclines to the belief
that Harper's is correct.
The president will emphasize his de
mand tor rate regulation with all the
igor he possesses. There is no longer
any doubt whatever about that. At one
time the impression prevailed even
among his friends that he had regrt t
ted his urgency in b half of railway re
form. Rut. 1'Ue all rumors hinting at
want of backbone on his part, this
has been speedily disposed of.
It is not nearly so certain that the
prt kid ut will urge tariff changes. And
yet it was wiih that understanding
that he intirnl the campaign. The
president is likely to say something
pretty detiuite with regard to recipro
city. Rut whethtr he will encourage a
general overhauling of the schedules
is in doubt. If he does v nture uim!i
tariff reform, he will meet with a much
more bitter opposition than his rate
reform measure is likely to encounter.
It becomes more and more evident
that the president proposes to mak:
good, before he retires, on the n forms
he has announced.
The Party ltranstble.
The Ph:l;ppins are suffering from
ill which no government interims it ion
can r.lie and for which no govern
ment should be heid r sensible. Rut
so ptrveiso is human nature that in
the Philippines, a.- elsewhere, there
are people who bc'ievc th;it the poli
tical powers that be are censurable for
the cattle plagues ai.d crop failures.
New York Tribune.
Hut for this p. rversity of human na
ture as found at home what would
the Tribune's political party do with
out it? The Filipinos are only copy
ing the attitude of republicans in the
1'nited States during the last demo
cratic administration holding the gov
ernment resHnsible for crop failures,
hard times and other ills, and with
vastly more reason, since the Ameri
can government in the islands has
made it st If responsible1' by overrunning
the land with tire and sword, with tor
ture ;.r.d reconcentration.
Ibe Are) Limit.
The Chicago & Alton and the C. R.
Q. roads announce that they have
Abandoned the arbitrary rule govern
ing the age limit. In future, they will
employ men without regard to age or
lensrth of Ferrice. but will consider
only their experience and adaptability
to the work required of them.
This is a returning gleam or good
sense. The adoption of the age limit
was idiotic in the first place. Some
men ripen slowly. At 40 tbey are still
in the edse of active life. Experience
and wisdom have come late to them:
they are all the more valuable for that.
At .o. this class of men are no older
than others at 4. Uke Russell Sage,
their faculties continue to develop.
Their judgment matures, an.l it is
sounder, at $ than it was at Co. No
one at any time of life would venture
to p'ay any tricks upon Sage, even at
All these things ought to be taken in
to account with people who employ
nun. It is a question of individuality
that can not be settled by any particu
lar rule, and usually rules are nonsen
sical any way. especially when dealing
The Smile and the Bow Cost Nothing.
But Make Life Brighter.
This fall during one of my many
tlilthig-i I li;!p-ned to lx in a big
liotel. It was one of those place's where
entire families eom year after year
eielightful Jn every repe t. Rut in the
dining r.Kui I saw one? of the most
expressing sights it has be'n my mis
foituue he-hold. A little, timid old
maid sat by herself in the midst of a
t.eblf of young people, mid. my frieuds.
she sat there for ten days without any
one speaking to her or even looking at
be-r. Think of eating your ine-als iu
silence for ten whole days silence
broken only by the joyous conversation
of the gay pat ty around you!
Of -ours they bail not lKeu intro
duced to lier, but what of that? They
were in the majority, ami would it
EATING MEALS IN SILENCE.
hare cost theiu much to give her a,
smile' and n word now and then? And
thiiik what It would have meant to
Such a thing would Lave been impos
sible' abroad, where the Instinct of
friendliness and courtesy is alive Iu the
be-arts of those high and low, no mat
ter what their other faults may be. It
remains for democratic America to
show this e-ruel orlisbuess.
Of course I am not advocating; ae-quaintaiK-e's
made without proper in
troductions, but there are some cases,
such as large; receptions and tables at
bote Is. where a courteous word or two
would ixt hurt uuyl.Hidy. To bow or
smile or say "Good morning" or "Good
evening" is not laying yourself under
any obligation or making a friendship,
for the matter of that. There are few
people who will presume em hotel
,.: kiny acquaintance, and those can
le easily snubbed if necessary.
Another point which merits consid
eration is the letter ef introduction. I
beard ai society woman the other lay
bemoan the fact that a letter of Intro
duction no longer meant anything in
New York. "You send the note asking
your friends to call on the stranger,
ami they either take no notice of it or
elelay their visit so long that in the
meanwhile the newcomers have known
all the' pangs of lone-line-ss possible,"
-etaid. HELEN CLIFTON.
Kidney trouble often ends fatally,
but by choosing the right medicine. E.
H. Wolfe, of Rear Grove, Iowa, cheated
death. He says: "Two years ago I
had kidney trouble, which caused me
great pain, suffering and anxiety, but
I tHk Electric Hitters, which effected
a complete cure. I have also found
them of gre-at benefit in general de
bility and nerve trouble, and keep
them constantly on hand, since, as I
find they have no equal."Hartz & Ulle
meyer. druggists, guarantee them at
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A new idea in a cough syrup is ad
vanced in Kennedy's Laxative Honey
and Tar. Resides containing pine tar,
honey and other valuable remedies, it
is rendered laxative, so that its use in
sures a prompt and efficient evacua
tiem of the Iwwels. It relaxes the
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ative Cough Syrup Kennedy's Laxa
tive Honey and Tar. An ideal remedy
for children. Mothers praise it. It is
best for all. Sold by all druggists.
"It was almost a miracle. Rurdock
RIood Hitters cured me of a terrible
breaking out all over the boeiy. I am
very grateful." Miss Julia Filbridge.
West Cornwell, Conn.
! DAILY SHORT STORY
ACTION VERSUS FATE.
"They say, she said, pointing to a
rock a hundred yards from shore
against which the sunlit waves were
breaking, "that If a man proposed to a
woman on that rock she will be unable
lo resist him."
"How will he get her there? Take
her out in a boat?"
"They can walk there when the tide's
'It's called Lovers' rock.
"Who told you about It?"
"Oh, everybody about here knows
Lovers rock. I questioned an old fish
erman about It the other day. He was
getting his nets ashore. He told me
that in his youth he had proposed to a
girl there who cared nothing about
him. He watcheel long for an opportu
nity, but it came at last. When he ask
ed her on the rock she looked at bJtn
kind of dazed and fell into his arms."
"It beats all how superstitious some
"Isn't it rather a feeling on the part
at the girl that well, that"
"Exactly. Women are full of feel in. 3,
and a woman feels" He hesitated.
"I know what you mean. How well
you understand women."
He wondered. He didn't know him
self what he meant?
"Now. if a man were to propose to
me," she continued, "on Lovers rock 1
woultl consider that Providene had
brought the meeting aliout aud I hatl
met my fate."
There was a silence, during which
the man mused: "This girl is giving
me a great advantage. All I have to
do Is to get her to go with rue to Lovers'
rock and she is mine. She is either a
desperate flirt or she loves me. In
either case I have been bewitched by
her and there is only oue egress from
the trap which I have fallen into and
that is Lovers' rock.
"It is high tide." he said aloud. "In
six hours it will be at tine ebb."
"That will be midnight."
"And it won't be ebb ng;dn before to
morrow noon," he muttered ruefully.
"The hour we all rest after bathing."
He mentally cursed the tubes, which
came and went at such inconvenient
hours. He was looking out over the
water, computing how long he would
have to wait before learning whether
he was to be happy or miserable. They
stood for awhile looking ut a gilded
sail on the horizon. When the sun
sank lower and the gilding fueled they
went back to the hotel.
The next morning he took her out In
a boat, and, after rowing about ielly,
pulled for Lovers rock. Once there he
asked her to go ashore, but she sat In
the stern and smilingly declined.
"Which means," he said, "that Provi
dence does not Intend"
"Oh, Providence only Influences peo
ple on Lovers' rock who have walked
That afternoon he spent studying the
almanac and learned that in about a
week he might hope to get on to Lov
ers rock at a time when it would be
proper to take a lady there or when
the sun was not looking down from di
He was tempted to ask his iuestiou
in the evening on the piazza, but be be
lieved that If be did he would meet
with a refusal. So he counted the days
and the hours, even the minutes, till
the tide would ebb at from 4 to G in
Fortunately for him the moon did
not stand still, but drew the tide later
every day. She had been used to
emerging after her siesta at 4 o'clock.
but when the tide served so as to en
able them to get to Lovers' rock at
that hour she did not emerge till the
evening meal. This threw him into a
fever which only rendered him more
beside himself. Just before dusk she
came out on the piazza, becomingly
dressed, and he askeel her to walk
down on the beach. She hesitatingly
consented, and he led the way to the
tongue of sand over which they might
go to Trovers' rock. Now that It was
possible to go there she demurred.
"She has grown coy," he said to him
self. "I must be bold. A woman likes
to be carried, not led." He seized her
hand and drew her, struggling faintly,
where hewanted her to go. Tiptoeing
over the wet spots, they gained the
rock, climbed It and stood on the sum
mit. The air was still, the stars were com
ing out OTerhead, the waves rolled in.
gently breaking on the leaeli. She did
not seem to be thinking of the ocean
or the sky. Her eyes wandered alout
in a pleasing distress. He felt encour
aged. Surely she was under the influ
ence of that singular feminine feeling
that was to be expeeteel with a lover
on Lovers rock. He poured forth bis
tale of love.
She did not fall on his shoulder. She
cohered her face with her hands and
"I am so sorry. Four days ago I was
on this rock with a man."
ne turned awHy crushed, then faced
her and asked:
"At what hour of the day or night
did yon come here?"
"It was a week aga. He came up
from the city at night on the 10 o'clock
train and was obliged to go back at
In the morning. We sat out on the
piazza till after midnight, then ho
swore that I should go with him to
Lovers' rock. I told him that the hour
was not a proper our for a girl t'j g
there with a man. He brutally declar
ed that hours were nothing to him and
go I should. He obliged me to go."
"And you accepted him?"
"What could I do?"
"What could you do? Oh. heavens'"
THOMAS BARBER JUDSON.
- Texas Points
Doubl Dally Pullman Service to
Dining and Observation Cars.
For Information and Rates addrtts
W. A, CtcKler. N. P. A.. 113 Adam St..
W. A. Garrett. W. C. Bin ears on.
Gca'l Mr. Gen'l FaM'r AL
ILLINOIS CENTRAL Ry.
Annual Stockholders' Meeting at Chi
Chicago October 18 Personal At
tendance of Individual
Free Ticket to Meeting
Public notice- is hereby Kive-n that the
re-Kiilar annual meetinir of the stock
holders ef the- Illinois Central Kail-
road company will be hfll, at the com
pany's otlioe In Chteujro. 111., on Wednes
dav. Oct. IS. 1803. at 12 o'clock noon.
to permit personal attendance at said
meeting- there will be Issued
To Each Holder of One; or More Shares
of the capital stock ofthe Illinois Cen
tral Railroad company as registered On
the books of. tli? company at the close
of business on Tuesday, fecpl, zii. luno
wlio Im of full arc.
a tickkt knaiii.ino him cm unit
ro travel fhi;i:
over the company's lines from the sta
tion on the Illinois CVntral railroad
nearest to his or her registered ad
Chicago and Return
such ticket to be goud for the journey
to Chicago only diirtuK the
Four Days Immediately Preceding
and the day of the meeting, and for the
return Journey from CnicuKo only on
the day ol the- meeting and the
Four Days Immediately Following
when properly countersigned and
stamped during business hours on or
before Saturday. Oct. 21, 110. that is
to say. between ! a. m. and f p. m. in
the eitlice of the assistant secretary.
W. G. Hruen. in Chicago- Such ticke-t
may be obtained by any holder of stock
registered as above1, n applU'ation, in
writinur. to the president of. the com-
pitnv in Chie-aRo. but each "stock hulder
must luelltidiinlly apply for'his or her
ticket. Kach application must state the
lull unmer nuil udilreNM or the stock
holder e-xaetlv a Kivi-ii in his or he
certificate of stock, together velth the
it u iii Iter and ttntr if Much certificate. No
;,,ore than one person will be carried
fre-e In respect to any one holding of
stock as re4lsteTed on the pooks or me
company. A. G. J1ACKSTAKF,
Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar and
Trimmings a Specialty.
For rktataMi, durability aa4
beauty, excelled by raone. Tbla
atone doea not waab or eolor tbe
wall with alkali, etc. Plana aent
oa for eatlmatea will receive
careful attention and be retnrn
ed promptly at onr expenae.
Quarrlce 12 mllca from Rock
Island on the C, B. ft Q. rail
road. Tralaa IV o. S and 10 will
atop and let vlaltora off and on.
Irldge Stone, Corn Crib Blocks and
Foundation Stone, any 8lze
Samplea of Stone and photaa of
bnlldlasa can be aeera nt Room
No. 12, Mitchell A Lytada bnlld
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager,
Rock Island or Colona, IIL
J. M. BUFORD
The old fire and time compan
ies represented. Rates as low
as any company can afford.
YOUR PATRONAGE IS
FRANK A. FREDERICKS.
Schrelner Shop, 1121 Fourth
Jaablns- nremntly 4 a a. W!n
faw mm aereen doara a anaetal
ty. Satlafaetion rmaraatee. Bea
laeaea, 413 Eleventh atonal OK
i vflilS';l'ii , Plllili,
8 Ifr&ShLOSS BROS
g YgaFin. Clofha Makers' CaS&L
0 jffM . ' -
Thursday, Oct. 5.
"AT PINEY R.IDGE"
Supported by ;
MAIM.ARirr NT.VII.I.K. AMY FAItXS
WOKTII AN1 fOIIANY.
Prices 25c, 5oc and 7"c.
DiRtCTION CHAM BERLIN. KlNOT A COP1PANV.
Friday, Oct. 6.
"A tru study by Miss Mortimer and
ib'dioati-d to her lady Iri. nils tin- world
over. I'll il;id'I pit lit l.fiubr.
The Internntlouiil 1'nvorlte,
TO GUIDE HER.
A rl;y that Appeals to All S-x-.
Tli most stupendous scenic produc
tion ever jf'veii ut popular prices.
1'rleeM 2."c. TJ.'.c and 50e.
Sunday, Oct. 8.
The Strik.ln.fr ( hnro. lrr Orlu.in.nlit,
A Sweet, Simple Story of Hack wood
The Most I'ositive and Iu-llKhtfu!
Comedy Creation of the I'resent Sea
son. A COMPLETE SCENIC PRODUCTION
I'rlcra 2".c. 3.'.c and .'Oc.
Tri-City Transfer and
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Dally wagons to
Moline and Davenport. We also
handle the best grades cf hard
and soft coal. A portion of your
patronage Is respectfully solicit
ed. Satisfaction guaranteed.
New 'phone 5464, old 545.
Office, 215 Twentieth Street,
Rock Island, III.
John Volk & Co.
Dealers In single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood flooring of all
Dealer In single and double strength
Window Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
S11 and S2S
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 else care. Look at those
big dollars you save by doing business with him for he Is
certainly more reliable and the Best By Every Test.
The Meanest Man in Town.
GOODS ON PAYMENT WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE.
Old 'Phone West 706-L. 1623 Second Avenue. Open Evenings.
Insist on your
If not Satisfactory, it is not Cable.
Have yon tried it? It is the "best thinpr on
the market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
rflrcade Cigar Siore
Baryeir Houe block. John P. Bexton, Prey.
H. JO. CA8TEEL,
L. D. MUDGH,
Central Trust s Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Cnaltal Stock iee,SSe. Saar Fit Cea4 Iatereat Pal ara Dtaaalta.
C. J. Larkln, h. H. Cleaveland, H. D. Mack,
J. J. LaVelle, Mary E- Roblnsom, John Schafer,
H. B. CaateeL E. D. 8weeney, If. 8. He&cy,
la. D. Modjfe IL W. Tremens U. B. Simmon.
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
meat, which Is kept entirely separate trom the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Ad
minis tra tor, Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receive, and assignee of insolvent estates. General anandal
agent for non-residents, women. Invalids and others.
THE (i. & II.
THE FINEST CLOTHING 0
MA.DE. ' g
THIS MAKE SOLD ONLY
BY TS IN THE CITY.
H. B. SIMMON.