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THE MlG US. -FRIDAY, JANUARY 1.9, 1000.
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TERMS Dally. 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. Ko such articles will be printed
over flVtitlous signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Ruck Island county.
university could'- develop with the ra
pidity of the University of Chicago and
make so various-an appeal to the edu
cational life of a great section of the
republic if its thought;and instruction
were restricted jn any way by a great
financier's personal notions about reli
gion, government, finance or political
Friday, Jan. 19, 1906.
Gov. . Pennypacker of Pennsylvania,
the would-be' press muzzier, has sug
gested reforms to his legislature. That
Is another joke.
The life insurance measure before
congress might be received with less
suspicion if it had not been introduced
by a life insurance president.
Harvard. Columbia, and Wisconsin
universities have abolished football.
Still, in this connection, it is recalled
that none of them seemed to know
much about how to win a game.
Admiral Dewey.' dapper, sprightly
and smilinsr. is a familiar figure on
Washington's streets. He walks with
the jaunty spring of a boy and takes
a keen interest in the street sights
Hut one thins upsets the serenity of
the hero and Christmas time is the
most trying in the year. People will
send him as gifts lounging robes, pil
lows, footstools and other emblems of
ill health and feebleness. The admir
al hates the sight of a walking cane
as a iious Christian is supposed to
hate the evil one. and he bundles all
such presents off to a home for the
old. He wi; barely acknowledge such
a gift politely.
One of the most admirable traits of
Marshall Field is admirably stated by
the Chicago Tribune when it says that
there have been men whom wealth
made purse proud, arrogant, offensive
to their equals, and tyrants to their
employes. Mr. Field was not one of
them. Riches did not change his man
ners. He was never aggressive or
pomious. There was in him no show
of self-conceit .in manner or speech,
lie was reticent, but it was the reti
cence of modesty, not of pride. His
employes were attached to him. He
treated them with courtesy he extend
ed to everybody. He was as quiet or
reserved and as unostentatious when
he was worth a hundred millions as
when he was worth a thousandth part
One of the current stories springing
from the curtailment of railroad pass
privileges concerns Gforge H. Daniels
former head of the passenger depart
ment of the New York Central, now
manager of the company's advertisin
business. He sent an annual pass to
Stiiyvesant Fish, president of the Mi
nd Central, who, on examination
found that according to restrictions
on the pass the only tram he could
use was one that left New YorR City
nfmur sunrise Mr. Fish, in order to
show tqual courtesy, filled out a pass
in Mr Daniels name and sent it with
a pleasantly worded note acknowledg
ing the favor wh!ch the latter had con
ferred upon him. Mr. Daniels examin
ed the pass and saw that it read:
'"Good for transportation on all hand
cars on all the lines of the Illinois
Central railroad system."
Illinois Supreme Court lulections.
The terms of five of the seven jus
tices of the supreme court t Illinois
expire in June. The supreme court
consists of seven judges elected for :i
term of nine years, one from .each of
the seven districts into which the state
is divided. The salary of the judges
under the law passed by the last legis
lature is $K.0(M a yeas and $2,000 is
allowed each iudte for a clerk. The
election is held on the first Monday in
June, being the fourth lay of th
month this vear. The fudges whose
terms expire this year are:
First district. Justice Carroll C.
Boggs, of Fairfield.
Second district. Justice James B
Ricks, of Taylorville.
Third district. Justice Jacob W. Wil
kin. of Danville.
Fifth cMstrict, Justice John P. Hand.
Seventh district, Justice Benjamin D.
Magruder. of Chicago.
The holdovers are: Fourth district,
Justice Guy C. Scott of Aledo, whose
term expires in 1912, and Sixth district
Justice James H. Cartwright, of Ore
gon. whose term expires in 1909.
The court stands politically three
democrats to four republicans. Justices.
Boggs. Ricks and Scott axe democrats
and Justices Wilkin. Hand. Magruder
and Cart wright are republicans. The
oninion nrevails that this division of
the court is fair and right.
Judge James B. Ricks of Taylorville,
of the Second judicial district, will not
be a candidate for reelection. Cir
cuit Judge Harry Higbee is a candidate
and has the endorsement of Pike
county to start with.
NEW BUST OF DUTCH QUEOM
Portrayal la Marble of the Orarioiia
Halrr of Holland.
The bust of (Jueen Wilholmina I of
Holland by a Dutch sculptor, shownin
the aecompanjing picture, is consider
ed to be an excellent portrayal hi
marble of this gentle ruler. Queen
DAILY SHORT STORY
SCAR FACED CHARLEY.
31 r. Rockefeller and Chicago. i
New York World: The death of
President Harper apparently will not
change Mr. Rockefeller's attitude to
ward the University of Chicago. In
an authorized interview John D. Rocke
feller. Jr.. says of his father's plans to
ward that institution:
"Although he never committed him
self to any fixed policy toward the
university, he watched it grow from
year to year, and as its needs develop
ed he. did what he could to assist. This
he will continue to do, and those of his
family who come after him will endeav
or to carry out his wishes for the well
being of the institution.
There has been much discussion of
Mr. Rockefeller's Influence upon the
University of Chicago. There are many
honest minded persons who are confi
dent that Dr. Harper sold the univer
sity into intellectual bondage to Mr.
Rockefeller, and that short shrift has
always been made of the audacious
professor who dared to teach anything
that the president of the Standard Oil
company disapproved. In at least two
ca.-es the dismissal of professors has
been publicly ascribed to Mr. Rocke
frller. but we doubt If there was ever
the slightest foundation lor the
- President Harper has been a keen
and successful solicitor of endowments.
Mr. Rockefeller's contributions were
princely, but it may be questioned if
there Is another university in the coun
try where a wider freedom in thought
and teaching has been accorded to
members of the faculty.
Indeed It could not be otherwise. No
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9 F 4
ilAKBLKiBUSTfOF QUEEN WIIjHELMDvA.
Wilhelmina is twenty-five years old
and nncceeded to the throne under the
regtincy of lier mother on the death of
King William. III. in. 1800. She assum
ed fitJl regal responsibilities in 1S9S.
Thouili a gracious sovereign, she has a
strong Jwill of her own, as she showed
when jihe selected ns her prince
consort T)uke Henry of Mecklenburg-
Schwerin,. whoni she married in 1000.
Heardi at the "Lrierary."
"They soy '.the dialect business is dy
ing out." ' .
"That's wliat. But who cares?'
"I do. I doir't know grammar enough
to write plain EngKshT' Atlanta Con
lCopyrightJ1905, by McClure. Phillips & Co.J
There wtere eight of us outside and
Inside thetDeadwood coach, Including
a woman; Mrs. Btishrod, when Scar
Faced Chatrley roblxd us.
It -.was 3to'clockdn the afternoon, and
we were skirting foothills covered
with pine scrub,! when Scar Faced
Charley stepped out of the bushes,
lifted a double barreled shotgun to
his shoulder and called upon the driver
to pull up. I tuiutk all four of us on
top of the coach nuade a motion for our
gnus, but the driver yelled at us:
"Stop tliat. yotucussedifools! Do you
want to be blown to kingdom come?"
Sear -Face .was a-t thnt'time a man of
ultout thirty, ratber picturesquely at
tired, and, as be .was clean shaven, he
looked more like a faro; man than a
highway robber. There was a smile
ou his face as heilookedlup, but soine
thing "warned you that it was a smile
that could come off mighty suddeu if
things did not go his way. He took a
look, into the coach and (then stepped
"Novr, gentlemen. lei's have no fuss
over this thiug. You : up there get
down, and you inside come out and
form in line and put your bauds up.
Of course, the lady is not included."
Noue of us saw a chance to get in a
slKwhile we were lining up, and once
ou the ground It was too late. He pass
ed to the rearfof us and removed our
shooters and tossed tliem into the
bushes. The driver was permitted to
retain his sat. He had no treasure
box. and tbennails were not asked for.
"Now, gentlemen." said Scar Face in
his breezy way, "I shall pass in frout
of you withimy hat, and you will drop
in watches and purses. I put you
ou your houor. If I afterward discover
that any one 'has held anything back
it will be bad'for him."
One )f the Insiders was a Jew. He
had a big rodl. and skimming off about
$oO he hani&ed the rest to the woman
to take carejof. After the contribution
the bandit stopped in front of Mr.
Isaacs and said:
"You are keeping something back.
"So help me gracious, I'm not."
"Don't lie. Whereiis your roll?"
All this time Mrs. Busbrod had been
a niet spectator, though she was boil
iug over with anger at the Idea of our
Jetting a single man rob the eight of us
She bad to say something or burst.
urn!, shaking the Jew's roll 'out of the
Ttndow. she called out:
"Yes; here is his money, and I'd like
toVse 3011 get it! I've also got some of
my own, but you'll never get a dollar
of St'into your dirty fingers."
Up to this time Scar Face bad never
robled a woman. If the widow bad
kept her tongue still she would "have
been treated with chivalry, but once
start ed she let her temper run away
with her. She gave the bandit a great
tongue lashing, and a fart of her re
marks included us. lie gave her five
minutes, seeming to be amused and
yet resolved, and when she paused for
breath be advanced to the coach.
thrust the barrels of the gun through
the window and within a foot of her
nose and said:
"Hand me over every dollar you have
got about you or you won't live ten
She went deadly white and handed
over, and ns near as I could make out
she was In a swoon for the next five
minutes. The bandit got a fine haul
and was well pleased. When he had
pocketed the plunder he said:
"I shall now bid you goodby, gentle
men. Let no oue move for the next
five minutes. Then you may resume
He bowed and stepped aside Into the
scrub, and we looked at each other in
a foolish' way. After three or four
minutes the driver told ns to get in.
and it was then that the widow got out.
She had recovered from her swoon, and
her face was fiery red instead of death
Look here, you pack of poltroons.
are you going to let that scoundrel
get away with all our money?" she ex
claimed, as she looked from one to the
"But what can we do?" asked one.
"Do? , Do? Why, you cowards, you
can follow him up and capture him!"
None of us saw It that way and took
our places. The driver called to the
woman to get In, but she turned on him
Go on with your cowards! I'm go
ing to follow that robber to the ends of
the earth but what I get my money
With that she headed straight into
ALE . A
Afte r invoicing we find ourselves in position with a too large
stock of Winter Shoes. We are going to reduce this stock with
prices, that will move it out quick. Our shoes are all new and
up to date. No shelf worn goods here.
Every One qfp the Values Quoted Below is a Real
argain. Come Early For Best Selections.
Mm i J
$3.50 ladies' Patrician fine shoes,
patent colt and vici kid; button,
Blucher and lace; both heavy and
light sole; Cuban and medium heel;
A to D widths; all sizes; your
choice, at per C C
$3.50 and ladies' fine shoes; Pat.
colt, vici kid, gun metal; blucher and
lace; heavy and light sole; Cuban
and medium heel; patent tip and
kul tip; A to ICE; all sizes; your
choice of this splendid
$2.73 and $2.5 ladies' fine shoes;
vici kid, patent tip; Blucher and
lace; heavy and medium sole; Cu
band and medium heel; A to EE;
alj new and up-to-date; all sizes;
at per pair
$2.ih ladies' tine shoes; vici kid:
patent lip: heavy soles: 1). E and
EL.; all sizes; latest styles: choice
125 pairs men's $4.00 patent colt,
button and Blucher: all the latest
etyles; A to D; all sizes, 5 to 10";
take your choice, TSL C
at per pair
93 pairs men's $3.50 shoes; patent
colt, velour calf, and box calf;
heavy and medium sole; Blucher
and lace; all the latest styles; A to
E; sizes, 5 to 11; take your
choice at per Of"!
Sd pairs men s $3.00 shoes; patent
colt, velour calf, box calf, and vici
kid; Blucher and lace; all new, up-.
to-date; B to E; all sizes 5 to 11;
take your choice,
at per pair
We have some great bargains in
men's broken tizes, $2.50 an.l $2.00
large sizes left,
wil go at per pair . .
1&10 SECOND AVE.
REMEMBER THE PLACE.
FIVE DOORS EAST OF ILLINOIS THEATRE
DRAG THE ROADS.
When the smiles of spring
Drag the roads:
When the summer time is here,
Drag the roads;
When the corn is in the ear,
fn the winter cold and drear.
Every season in the year.
Drag the roads.
When you've nothing else to do.
Drag the roads;
If but for an hour or two.
Drag the roads;
It will keep them good as new,
With a purpose firm and true,
Pall in line! It's up to you.
Drag the roads.
Bloom ington Pantagraph.
1607J4 Second Avenue.
Ask your doctor if when
C orders a fjatient to drink I the scrub on the robber's trail, and aft
lots of pure milk he advises
the addition of a large
quantity of whiskey. He'll
tell you " no " very emphati
cally. Yet there are people
who, when ordered to get
Scott's Emulsion, will accept ad "Pn him In camp. She
: . r at once started In to give him "gowdy."
some wine, cordial or extract
of cod liver oil and think it is
the same thing or better. If
vou want and need cod liver
oil in its best, purest and
most easily digested f orm,rget
Scott's Emulsion. If vou
er waiting for her five minutes and
vainly calling to her to return the stage
proceeded and reached Deadwood four
When the story was told, the sheriff
took a posse and started for the scene.
but before he' reached It they met the
widow walking along the road. She
explained that she had followed the
robber for a mile through the scrub
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and removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careful treatment
given to all cases, and nothing danger
ous used, like chloroform, gas, or co
We have a patent thin elastic plate,
with natural gums, that fits where all
other plates would fail. We use no
cheap material, for our work is guar
anteed to be first class and equal to
the highest priced . dentists. Call be
fore going elsewhere.
Crmrnt Flllinirs 2T.C I
Sliver Fillings .' SOe
Gold rlallna FilllnBa COc
Gold Fllllnffs, up from 9 l.OO
Gold Crownt, $.1.00 and 9 4.00
Thin Klantlc IMntra flO.OOl
Red Rubber Plates, 90 dovrn to... ft 5.O0
hours 6 a. m. to 12 mid
night. MERCHANTS' LUNCH
Daily except Sunday. 12 to
2 p. m.
SPECIAL vTABLE D'
HOTE DINNER Sunday eve
ning 6 to 9 p. m. Bleuer &
and no doubt her "other effort was dis
counted. She sat right down in camp.
and said she wouldn't stir an Inch until
6he had her. money back. He threaten
ed her, and she defied him. He got up
to ran away, and she grabbed hold of
him. No -matter what Scar Face's ex
perience had been with women, he saw
that he had caught a Tartar in this
'case, and he did the sensible thing by
restoring ner money and letting her go
want whiskey, that's another bhV?rJJZ'
. . . , . , t r , She arrived In Deadwood with every
matter, but don t look for the dollar of It, and her pluck was so high
ly appreciated that,they. made tin a
pdblic pnrseof '$1,000 foryher.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St., New York, -r 2SL "M. QUAD.
Miss Daly Was Cured
of a Severe Cough by
My daughter Mabel had a hacking
cough that she could not get rid of, so
she tried Father John's Medicine and
was entirely cured, and has been in
the best cf hti'Ilh since. 1 gladly rec
ommend it to any one with such trou
ble. (Sisncdt K. M. Da'v 77 Knun'nin
trcet, II.tvcrhiM, Mass.
Office, 160714 Second
Speidel's drug store.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Father John's Medicine is not a pat
ent medicine. Contains no alcohol or
injurious drugs. It cures colds, coughs
and all throat and lung troubles, drives
all ' impurities out of the blood, and
builds up the system. .
Father John's Medicine is for sale
by T. H. Thomas.
New Fish Market
Thos. R.. Aten. Prop.
Dealer in All Kinds of
Fresh Fish & Oysters
LAKE FISH White fish and
OCEAN FISH Red snappei-,
codfish, smelts, flounder , and
RIVER FISH Channel cat,
bullheads, buffalo, white perch.
sun nsn, croppies and black
Also a fine selection of oysters,
crabs and lobsters.
DONT FORGET THE NUMBER
1510 SECOND AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Private dining rooms may
be reserved for parties.
Special attention to thea
Seats may be reserved by
Have you tried it? It is the best t liina on
the market for tho pipe. A rare blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c.
jfrcade Cigar S'tore
Harper House Block.
John P, Sexton, Prop.(