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THE AKGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1003.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
cond avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce aa aecond-claas
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character, political or rellgioua, muat
have real name attacked for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited front every
township in Rock Island ceunty.
Friday December 8, 1905.
Fob shame, Vermont, for sham1!
Ml ye who have tears to shed, pr
pare to shed them now for .1. Pierint
Now that the football season I over
the different universities know just
how they rank as institutions of learn
Senator Depew says that business to
day is bouii. How was it before they
started the life insurance investiga
The Washington Times notes as ao
all interesting simi of th times that
the fttiprenie court sustained two ami
trust laws in one dav.
What the president did not say about
i lie tariff would make two such mes
-ages and tin- message was bulky
enough for a good sized volume.
WJ1. this is good weather lor the
McCaskrin grass crop. The redoubt
able George probably imagines he sees
it sprouting through the pavement al
Now that you have had sufficient
time, did you do your duty as an Atner
ican citizen to the extent of reading
the president's message, word for
While the attention of the country
is centered in rate legislation a weath
er eye should be kept on the shift sub
sidy grubbers, lest they should get in
a little fine work, too.
In purity Senator Burton was a twin
brother to the beautiful snow. The
Chicago News knows this to b
straight, for it hud it from his own lips.
There is an alderman in Kock Islaud
who has been given to talking about
his record in comparison wirh the driv
Yaiee and the Henatorshlp.
The reappearance f former Gov
Yates on the borders of the Illinois
senatorial contest seems to have been
necessary to his remaining a, factor in
t he politics of the state. To have lain
iuiet alter ins failure, last summer to
obtain satisfactory assurances of sup
port from Gov. Helicon's state machine
would have been to confess his belief
that the voters of Illinois have no iow-
r over the appointment ol their pub
I.ast summer lie appealed only to
the governor. Now he will appeal to
the r publican constituencies of tlu
state. If his course is correctly out
lined he will, in the next two or three
weeks, enter the contest as an avowed
opponent of Senator Culloni. provided
he cuu obtain reports favorable to his
candid icy from the state outside of
Mr. Yat s would be in better posi
tion if he had three mouths ago de
clared hiniselt a candidate for the sen
no on his public rnord. as he now pro
poses to do. and on a platform of hos
tility to boss rule and machine methods
which now dominate republican poli
tics in Illinois, But under xisting con
ditions probably no oliticiau of lesser
size than a Lincoln or a Ifcuiglas could
be evpCIel to M Ulllle so boldly.
This new move by Gov. Yates seems
to indicate a new uiimitiuut of the le
publican factions. The r ou publish
ed some weks ago saying that a truce
had b en arranged betwecu Gov. Den
ecu and Stnaior Cullom wuh respect
to fcdtuil appointments in Cook coun
ty seems 'o have been premature. Sen
ator Hopkins would have buffered by
such ;u at taut nient. and ii is hinted
that he may be included in the com
binations which the Deneen men in
Chicago seem willing to form with
Yaus or Hamlin or any oilier who
may prove strong enough to contest
the senatorship with Mr. Cullom.
The host.lity of the Hen en forces
in Chicago to the "federal crowd" is
manifested by their support of State
Senator Francis W. Parker to succeed
Congressman James R. Mann of the
Second district. In Chicago this is
look ii upon as the opening gun in
what promises to be a spectacular
light between Gov. Deneen and the
friends of Senator Cullom.
It is more than intimated that Mr.
Yates will be taktn into the alliance
if he tan r.u:-ter enough strength out
in the Mate to prove an efficient ally.
At tl:e conference of the Deneen or
ganization leaders, held in Chicago, in
dorsement of Senator Cullom was re
fused and it was decided to postpone
action on the senatorial question until
the new year. If by that time neither
Yates nor Hamlin declares himself a
candidate, the Deneen workers in
Chicago will be at liberty to chowe
their own senatorial affiliations. It is
this, they pay in Springfield, which has
stirred Gov. Yates to renewed activity.
If be decides to come out openly
against Senator Cullom we shall see
some mightily interesting politics in
Illinois during the next 12 months.
It is a situation for the democrats of
the state to watch closely.
A Fine Pair.
Tom Piatt and Chauneey Depew- are
a fine pair to represent the Empire
state of the union in the United States
senate. They are a fine pair, they are!
And the republicans of the Empire
sta'e keep them in the United States
senate to represent, not the people of
the Empire state and of the United
States, but the gigantic grafters wher
ever they may be found. They are the
apostles, the champions and the de
fenders of "hlirh finance." They are a
fine pair of uncovered, cheeky rogues
What was Depew's $20,im0 annual sal
ary in the Equitable for? Their own
testimony before the Armstrong com
mittee damns thm in the estimatior.
of all fair-minded men. There is Tqit
Piatt, and Chauneey Depew, and Sena
tor Burton. and Senator Die
trich and Senator Penrose-
why do the republicans send such
men as these to the United States sen
ate? And why do they keep them
there, when there are so many good
republicans, honest republicans, to be
had: why do the rank and file stand
for such representatives as these?
The republican1 should wake up and
indeed, turn the rascals out.
Koot'a Plain Talk.
Secretary of State Root talks
straight out in addressing the Yankees
in the Isle of Pines. He tells them
that the United States will not assist
i hem in any revolt against Cuba, that
the island belongs to Cuba and will
remain under that republic: anil then
Mr. Hoot concludes with the state
ment that the aforesaid Yankees have
nothing more to expect in the future
than is now mentioned to them. Root's
talk is a plain one. There is no kind
of evasion. The Yankees in the Isle
of Pines will give up all notion of be
coming a part of this country. They
will bury their revolt and proceed to
capture the government to which they
have been assigned for an indefinite
and Ung time.
They will not get the worst of it
for the Yankee is not built that way,
but it. may take them a longer time to
come into the inheritance of the earth
DECEMBER SESSION OF
SUPERVISORS THE 18TH
Court House Employes and County In
firmary Steward to Be Named at
Monday. Dec. IS, the supervisors
meet in regular session. I poll
convening this month the election ol
court house employes and steward of
the county infirmary wilj be taken up
there being a janitor, engineer and
'levator conductor to be named.
Tlie committee has just completed its
semi-annual audit of the books of the
various county officers for a report at
the next session of the board.
WILL CALL IT
of New Baptist
Choose the Name.
The members of the recently organ
ized Baptist church of the east end of
the city held a meeting last night in
the chapel on Forty-fourth street, at
which it was decided to name th-
church the Kdgewood Baptist church.
The following delegates were elected
to rtprtsent the new church at the
State Baptist association: F. M. Sin-
net. Mrs. Mary Tomlinson. Miss Etta
Peard and M. Young. Rev. Mr. Hazen
of Chicago, was called here to look
over the Held and will preach at the
church next Sunday morning and
ACTION BY YOUNG PEOPLE
Adopt Resolutions Endorsing Course
Iist night at the business meeting
of the Baptist Young Peoples" union ot
the- First Baptist church, the following
resolution was adopted:
"That we heartily commend G. W.
McCaskrin. mayor of our city, for clos
ing i lie saloons on Sunday, also for
enforcing the laws against other exist
ing evils, and
"That we ask of our mayor contin
ued iK-rseverence in this good work."
H. N. WA HI). President
A resolution was also adopted by the
Young Peoples' Literary society of the
Swedish Lutheran church as fallows:
"Resolved. By the Young PeopUs'
Literary society of the First Swedish
Lutheran church of Rock Island, that
the action of the mayor in enforcing
the law for closing of saloons on Sun
days is heartily endorsed. And the
hope is expressed that th order will
be a permaneut one."
F. O. Hanson. O. L. Johnsrn. M. A.
WOMAN IS SUPERINTENDENT
Miss Pearl Larrance Deputized
School Position in Mercer County.
Miss Pearl larrance. daughter of
Sheriff larrance. of Mercer county and
principal of the Millersburg schools.
has been deputize! as county superin
tendent of schools to fill the duties of
lie presen: official, who ha accepted j?
the position of assistant cashier in aa i)
LOSS IS SMALLER
Modern Woodmen Has Increase
in Death and Decrease in
COMPARING WITH LAST YEAR
Deaths in Eleven Months of 1904 Num
bered 3,426 This Year
The statistics of mortality in the M.
W. A. for the 11 months of 195 are
peculiar, in that, though the number of
deaths reported this year exceeds the
number reported last year. the amount
of insurance involve is less. In 1004.
in 11 months, there were 3.420 deaths
reported, involving insurance amount
ing to $r,.ir,8.0ii. The number of
deaths reported this year up to Dec. 1
was :;.47T. an increase of 51 over last
year, but the insurance involved was
only $t;.12b.oi(i. a decrease of $t.iMu
In the insurance loss, assuming that
the majority of the claims were shown
to be just claims against the order. As
it is the insurance money paid out that
makes the rates, this is a very credita
ble showing, compared with last year.
The membership of the order this year
shows a net gain of over 49."On over
last year, during 11 months.
The estimates of the mailing depart
ment for 11 months show that therr
were sent out from the head office i;7.
1T pieces of mail, but this figure is
based 011 the average expense of 2
cents for each piece. Allowing the one
third for second class mail, o22,19. it
Is estimated that there were 1.2N9,5fib
pieces of mail issued in the 11 months.
There were !C.rttf adoptions. 5:..272
reinstatements and in:: expulsions this
EXPERIENCE IN CLEVELAND
Malcolm McKinnon Entertains News
writers With Stories.
The Tri-CUy Newswriters associt
tion met last evening at Turner hall in
Davenport, where they were served
with a dinner. As their special guest
they entertained Malcolm McKinnon
who in turn entertained them with a
story of his experiences in newspaper
work in Cleveland. Ohio, where he had
been for alKitit a year, having previous
ly been engaged in the Davenport field
Mr. McKinnon was engaged in "doing
city politics for the anti-Tom Johnson
paper, but while engaged in the fight
against, the mayor he became such an
admirer of Johnson that he preferred
giving up his place to slinging mud.
For Saturday, Monday
and Tuesday a.t
lb pounds best granulated
i pounds best
" pounds best
:i pounds rendered
leaf lard 2oC
.1 packages Blue Ribbon
pancake flour 25c
0 packages Search Light
:5 bars Santa Claus
2 cans tomatoes and
1 corn 25c
4 pounds oyster
4 Munds best ginger
4 jKjunJi best soda
1 pound California
Lima beans 25c
; cans Ha by Pet
cans sweet corn 25c
7 pounds navy
7 pounds bulk
5 pounds green
1 peck of
beet s 1 ro
1 peck of
1 peck of
1 pe k of
New York potatoes.
per buxhel Toe
per dozr n . 15c
Michigan apples, per peck
25c. per bush. 1 !iuo
'! jK.unds f ir 25c
Always fcr your trjde.
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DAILY" SHORT STOHY,
HOW HE WON THE CROSS.
This t..ry uf Henry Kavanagh Is
Kavauash was a British citizen II?
lug with his family at Lueknow. The
loug Itelcugueruieut of this town is one
of "the famous sieges of history. Sol
dier ami citizens alike took part in
the defense, and Mrs. Kavanagh was
once wounded, while her husband was
wounded several time. At last it was
Hiin uiiK ed that Str Colin Camplndl was
advancing with a strong P.ritish force
to relieve the garrison. Then came
Kunoujee L.il. a native spy from
Cawnpur. Kavanagh heard of hi ur
rival and that he was going back to
Alt'm Bagu witli dispatches for Sir
Colin. It was essential that the latter?
advance le hastened and that he be
furnished with a gnide. Hut it was
next to impossible for any European
to make his way undetected through
the sepoys, and if detected he would
immediately be murdered.
Ksranagb volunteered to make the
attempt in company with Kunoujee
Lai, and the offer was accepted by the
commanding officer. Sir James Ofltrani,
after many protestations that tte feat
was impossible. One stlpulatioaand
one only. Kavanagh made, and that
was that bis wife should bo kept) In
ignorance of his perilous attempt until
Lis fate should be- determined. He
dressed himself as a sepoy soldi er,t col
oring bis fa-e and other exposed parts
w itli burnt cork dipped in oil. On le
porting to the general in this disguise
he was not recognized. Having learn
ed the commander! plans, he set forth
with Kunoujee IjiI. Proceeding to tho
t'omtee river, they undressed ami, hold
ing their clothes above their heads,
forded to the opposite shore.
In dressing Kavanagh came Tery
near exKsing his white flesh to a,
Sepoy who had come down to bathe.
They were questioned by a Sepoy of
ficer of the picket, but Kavanagh kept
back lu the dark and left bis compan
ion to do the talking. Then they pro
ceeded down the river and recrossed
at a stone bridge, unnoticed by the
sentry guarding it. who was talking
with a native.
Passing into the green fields. Kav
anagh pulled up a carrot. Since he had
not had vegetables for five months it
tasted delicious. After walking a few
miles they round they had taken the
wrong direction and were in a region
held by the enemy. Kavanagh greatly
distressed his comrade by going within
twenty yards of the guns to find out
the iepoy strength. After wandering
about for two hours two women put
them in the right direction. Proceed
ing, they fell in with a Sepoy guard,
who questioned them. Here Kunoujee
Lai became frightened and yot rid of ii
letter lie was carrying to Sir Colin
Then they waded for several hours in
a swamp, and when they emerged
Kavanagh was no exhausted Hi at he
insisted on a short rest. This hi com
panion objected to, but Kavanagh took
a quarter of an hour, then arose and
pressed on. Alxuit 4 o'clock in the
morning they manage! to steal 'he
tween two of the enemy's pickets, after
which Kavanagh lay down to sleep.
"Who comes there';''
Could anything sound more delight
ful ': It was a British challenge and
told them that their danger was over;
it told them that their mission had been
successful; it spoke encouragingly of
the relief of their starving friends In
They were within Sir Colin Camp1
beil's lines, which they believed to be
miles distant. An officer took Kav
anagh to bis tent and gave him a glass
of brandy. Then Kavanagh asked the
way to the commander's tent. Meeting
an elderly man coming out of the tent,
lie ak-d where he could find Sir Colin
"I am Sir Colin Campbell. Who are
"This will explain, sir." anil Kava
nagh. taking bis note of introduction
from his turban, handed it to the gen
eral. Sir Colin could hardly believe
what had lxon accomplished. He wish
ed to hear an account of the Journey,
lint Kavanagh was so worn that he
was obliged to take sleep before telling
the ftory. When he awoke he was re
galed at Sir Colin's table and toI the
commander and bis staff his adven
tures. M etui while the garrison of Lueknow
Lad been signaling. "Is Kavanagh
safe?" but the signal was not under
stood. Hot now from the relief camp
was given the signal that had been
agreed upon tetween Sir James Ou
tran! and Kavanagh. A flag was raied
on the Alum Hagti.
Then Mrs. Kavauagh was told that
her husband bad passed through an al
most impassable Journey and had sud
denly become a hero.
Kavanagh guided the relieving amy
to Lueknow. He was the first mu to
enter the city and was received with
shouts of welcome by the starving gar
rison. There is one part of the story that
can never 1 written the meeting be
tween the husband and wife who,
when they last parted, had been bet
ordinary mortals, but who now were
singled for congratulations and honors.
Prom that day the wife was Mrs.
Bat there is another, a flaal. scene to
the story. At Windsor castle the sov
ereign of England. Victoria, surround
ed by the royal family and attended by
her bodyguird. holds in her hand m
cross made of gun metal. A man ad
vances, and the queen fixes the cross
to his breast. He is the first civilian
ever to be decorated with the Victori
cross Henry Kavanagh,
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g $1.95. were $5.50 to S4.50: $5.
g stocks for the winter, and include every
What an opportunity to save for the woman who needs a hat,
Dress and Tailored las. in the most becoming styles; tastefullv trim-
$3.r.u to $4.5i Hats,
Write Santa Clavis
'I VI I hi ill nhiit yon want lilm
to hrlntc ti. Slit, your ml ill f
ami nittlrrxK, nml Mint your nur.
Drop your letter In Snnln'n mall
hox. tilth Ik nrnr thr enlrnuce
f th- lluntiin ilori- 4l not mnll
II . We are itoinis tu irive 20
trlxri. Hi t kIfIm nml IO tit tioyM.
IO cnr l! nnl younifrr. vvrllinic
thr cut rait nml hrnt lettTx.
A Manufacturer's Sample Line,
Bought at 5Cc on the dollar.
tlet several for gifts. No t w-o pieces..
;ilike. I ace dickies; lace collars,
and laee sets; turn-overs; stocks.
Handsome designs. You'll tin-!
them on the bargain counter. Tile
prices are too varied to list, but nil
pieces are being sold at
50 on the Dollar.
KID BAIN DEFEATS
GARDNER IN RING
Given Decision at End of Third Round
Match Before Davenport
Kid HaJn showed great form in his
bout with Jack Gardner, of New York
before the Davenport Athletic club at
Lahrmann's hall in that city last even
ng. At i he end of the I hi id round he
had so much tue best of it that he was
awarded the decision. Hurtibuse, the
Canadian, and Selser. the New Shops
man. went a four round draw, and Jim
Sellers and Kid Rodman, both of this
city, gave a friendly exhibition.
8. Y. P. U. ELECTS OFFICERS
Annual Meeting of Young People Held
At the annual meeting of the Baptist
Young People's union of the First Bap
tist church, held last evening at the
home of Miss Maude -Mabie. H1C Four
tet nth-and-a half street, the elt:tiou of
iiliceis for the ensuing year took place,
resulting as follows: President. Hen
ry X. Ward; vice president. N. Edward
C'auipetzer; secretary. Miss Nettie
Wangelin : treasurer. Lucius Kge; cor
responding secretary. Miss Emma Pct
iit. TO CONTINUE THE MEETINGS
Over Two Hundred Employes Address
ed at Plow Shops.
The noon meeting at the Rock Island
Plow company's factory yesterday was
a great success, and today a second
meeting was conducted. The meeting
yesterday was attended by over 200
men. and was conducted under -the au-
Kpices of the Y. M. C. A., by Rev. W.
J. Calfee, Mrs. Calfee assisting. Tiie
intention is to continue the meetings
at regular intervals during the entire
HOME NIGHT AT THE REVIVAL
Meeting of Special Interest to Young
This will be the home night in the
revival at First M. E. church. The o
los. choruses and sermon will be of
special interes: to the children and
young people. Mrs. Calfee will sing a
song entitled "The Two Lives " This
song is very popular everywhere she
sir?s it. end is called for aaia aa:i
IN HAT PRICES
$10. were $20 to $25.
reductions are made in
mod. Hats for the opera, reception, dress and street wear. The $10 assort
ment includes famous "Cage" pattern hats, which, at this price, are hardiy
half their market value.
SS.50 to $12.00 Hats.
Give a Waist Pattern
NOT only serviceable, but a
that will bring frecpient
membranees of the giver.
Ones of batiste and mull, hand-embroidered
in fully a dozen different
designs: collar and cuffs to match;
neatly corded; choice
Patterns of dainty plain white and
exquisite figured fabrics; ribbon
tied and packed in fancy Christmas
boxes; priced according to quality
of material, $1.('.. $l.rn.
YOUR SHOES and
LOOK well to your Shoes. Your health during the next few months
depends on it. Warm one day; perhaps rain or snow and slush
the next. If your shoes aren't g(od. you may as well j;o barefooted.
The Hig Itoston is filling more people than ever before. Drop in' a!'
Li'J"- convenience see the custom!-
ally ever increasingly. Aud the
Boys' Shoes. 98c to 2.50
Misses Shoes 1.25 to 3 00
Women's 1.95 to 4 95
again. The subject of .Mr. C'alfee's
sermon w ill be "A Hiding Place."
MAX HOFFMAN DEFENDANT
Prominent Spiritual Medium Sued for
Alienating Woman's Affections.
Max Hoffman, the well known spir
itualist, who usually spends his sum
mers in Clinton, attending camp meet
ing of the Mississippi Valley Spiritual
ists' association, and is known here.
has been made defendant in a suit for
heavy damages in the Polk county dls
trict court. The Des Moines News
says in reference to this matter:
Max Hoffman, spiritualist, is made
defendant in a claim for $'.'5.MiO dam
ages, brought by W. 11. MuMiall in an
original notice tiled today asking that
amount for the loss of his wife's affec
tions. Mulhall accuses Hoffman of
maliciously and wilfully entering his
home and winning his wife's affections.
Mary A. Mulhall. the woman in the
case, sued her husband for divorce
Oct. 24. but the suit was dismissed.
Another suit has since been filed.
Drunkenness was charged.
CONTEST PEORIA ESTATE
Brothers of Peoria Woman Who Left
$110,000 to Church Lose Case.
Peoria. III.. Iec. 8. Judge Worthintr-
ton in the circuit court has sustained
the ruiing of the probate court, and
ordered probated the will of the late
Phoebe Rose of Dunlau. Ill . in which
$110.ooi is left to the board of foreign
Instead of waiting until the
season is over to reduce stock,
we will do it now, and sell you
millinery now, when you can use
it. at half price;
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner of Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenu
were $8.50 to g
order to adjust our 0
hat in our splendid g
$ll0.uo to $2").00 Hats.
Silks for Gifts.
TWO values that are worthy at
tention from all wishing to
give practical presents and who are
willing to do so at a saving if pos
sible. Any woman will be delighted
with a Waist I'm tern of these l.ou
isines nnd Soft Taffetas.
Fancy designs, in light and dark
shades; stripes and tigiire eU'ecis;
the actual worth of these is $ I .tin
and $l.L'."i a yard, bin you
can get I hem now for 75c
(live the elderly woman a Waist or
Suit Pattern of this splendid black
taffeta; the quality is guaranteed;
regular $l.2." silk.
coming buying going comiliu-
reason, briefly right shoes at rinht
MensSIippers48cto 2 00
Women's 48c to 2.5 0
Children's " 38c to 1.25
missions of the Presbyterian church oT
America. The will was contested by
the wealthy brothers of the dead wo
man on the ground that its provisions
are too general.
Beauty Doctors Indorse Herpicide.
Yomeu who make a business of
beautifying other women come pretty
near knowing what will bring about
the best results. Here are letters
from two. concerning Herpicide:
"I can recommend New bio's Herpi
cide. as if stopped my hair from falling
out; and. as a dressing it has no km
"(Signed ! Bi rtha A. Trullinger,
"294 Morrison St., Portland. Ore."
"After using one bottle of Herpicide
rny hair has stopped falling out, and
my scalp Is entirely free from dandruff.
"I Signed.) ('race Dodge,
"Hi Sixth St.. Portland. Ore."
Sold by leading drugists. Send Pi
cents in stamps to The Herpicide com
pany, Detroit, Mich. T. 11. Thomas,
Licensed to Wed.
Oustaf (J. Johnson Hampton
Nellie Maxwell Hampton
Girls, if you want red lips, laughing
eyes, sweet breath and good looks, usy
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. Tho
greatest beautifier known. 35c. Tea
or tablets. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
$l f0 Hats
AI children's hats and caps
also at half price.