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TffK "AifOTTS. THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1900.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Thursday, May 3, 1906.
The dives and the justice shop sys
tem so hand in hand. It them perish
The eiiy has decided to fight the
Twenty-fourth street contractors to the
last ditch and the city is right.
Why shouldn't Addicks still cherish
an ambition to be senator again. He
is no less ixjpular throughout the coun
try than is Elkins of West Virginia.
However, this suit of the state of
Ohio to oust the Standard Oil com
pany will not cause a relapse of indi
gestion with the recluse of Lakewood.
General James (3 rant Wilson of Xew
York has a large old-fashioned seal
ring which contains hair from the
head of Washington, Hamilton. Lin
coln, Grant, Xapoleon, and Wellington
Representative Brownlow, who in
troduced the bill to provide for federal
care of Andrew Johnson's grave, is a
nephew of "Parson" Brownlow, who
described Johnson as "the dead dog in
the white house."
The vice president of Cuba receives
a salary nearly twice as great as that
which is paid to the vice president of
the United States. Perhaps the vice
president of Cuba has something more
to do than repose 'on the shelf.
Mrs. Nansen the wife of the explor
er, is a singer of note. Her father
was a zoologist, her mother a sister of
the Norwegian poet Welhaven, and
her brother. Ernest Save, is a profes
sor of history in the 1'niversity of
It is galling to the national pride to
learn from President Roosevelt that
Great Britain carried off the lion's
share of the honors in the war of LSI 2.
but it must be remembered that the
president has a reputation as an accur
ate historian to sustain.
The way that senators look at each
other's efforts at argument showed it
self in a remark Tillmrfn made when
te entered the senate ami saw Spoon-
er speaking in reply to Bailey. "Any
body can talk up a hill," said Tillman
"but Spooner has got to talk up :
Xot least among the disastrous re
suits of the San Francisco earthquake
is the appearance of l''l "separate and
distinct" books, each giving the "only
true account" of the "seismic cata
clysm" and each "handsomely bound,
beautifully illustrated and a great
The reported contributions for the
Cal'tornia sufferers have now reached
an approximate total of $13,000,000, an
achievement that was, perhaps, never
before equaled under sfmilar circum
. stances. What the exact figures may
be will probably not be shown until a
final accounting has been made, but
the nation has certainly outdone her
self In her eager desire to be of serv
ice at a time of desperate need.
crats were right, and tnat me mil
lionaires are sapping the' sustenance
of the people, and the masses are be
ginning to cry "for a square deal"
among these is President Roosevelt,
and many other leading republicans.
Tariff robbery will soon meet its
doom. There is no chargein the dec
laration of Independence against. King
George III. as bad as this.
Ferll to Obstructive Republicans.
There are 250 republican member:!
of the house. Nearly all of these will
seek renomination and reelection in
li)0C. The road which will have to
be traveled by those who have antag
onized the people's choice in the pres
idency will be rocky, says an exchange.
What answer will they make when
their constituents ask them: Why did
you oppose the man and the policies
to which we gave our decisive endorse
ment in 1!04? How can they answer
this query in a way which will save
them from their constituents con
demnation? The terms of 15 republican sena
tors will expire March 4, 1907. The
terms of IS other republican senators
will end on March 4, IDOii. the day on
which Mr. Roosevelt- will leave the
White house. Four out of five of these
J1S republicans will make an appeal to
the legislatures of their states for an
other election, and they will make the
appeal before Roosevelt's present term
ends. Several of them have fought
Roosevelt's policies. The same query
will be put to them which, wifl con
front the republican obstructives in the
other branch of congress. What will
be their answer?
A word from Roosevelt to the nom
inating conventions in the congression
al districts, and to the legislative cau
cuses against these republican reac
tionaries would have an excellent
chance to end their political career, in
a way in which these anti-republican
republicans do not realize. President
Roosevelt is master of the situation
This somewhat grasping spirit,"
said Senator Burrows, in the course
of a recent argument, "reminds me of
a lady who dropped in the other day at
a certain bank. Going to the paying
teller's window she opened her pocket
book, took out a check and pushed it
under the brass grating. 'Cash this
please. she said. But the paying tell
er, after one glance at her check, push
ed it back to the woman again. 'I
can't cash it, madam. he said. It
isn't filled in.' 'There is my husband's
signature on it, the woman said excit
edly. 'Yes, I know, admitted the tell
er, 'brit there is ntf amount. 'On, nev
er mind that,' said the woman impati
ently. 'Give me what there is.
For a half a century the democrats
have been opposing a prohibitive tar
iff, favoring all aWg a tariff for rev
enue, enough to pay the Expenses of
the government, and declaring that
all i-oove that was robbery to favor a
few at the expense of the masses. The
benenc'n' of the prohibitive tariff
-are now the lords and millionaires that
' rule the country and are fleecing the
public more lustily than ever. Now,
at -this late day, the people are begin
' ning to see and ieel that the demo-
The Auto Industry.
i iiougn practically no more than six
years old, the American automobile in
dustry has become the champion of the
world. This country begins this new
year ahead of England, Germany, Italy
and even France, in the number o
machines produced. This is not i
guess, nor a manufacturer's dream. It
is a statement based upon figures that
have been first collected from a hun
dred manufacturers and then verified
by a comparison with the amounts-
paid in royalties.
Here, at last, are the exact figures
in the year 1!04 we made 20.G01 auto
mobiles, worth S34.65rt.noo. American
capital has invested S21,513,0O
in the business. Taking for granted
that the men who make automobile?
have an eight-hour day, the new ma
chines are whizzing out of our facto
ries at the rate of one every 5 min
utes. Bradstreet's. whose stock in
trade is accuracy, has given these to
tals the final result of a thorough
lweuty-iour tnousanu machines ate
registered in New York state. In
France, where the automobile was
born, there are not more than 17,000
And In the whole United States, if wt
took an automobile census, we would
find alMut 70,000 now in use. With
only three in a car, we have as many
automobiles "as could take every man
woman and child in the grant city ol
Minneapolis for a spin. Yet 10 years
ago there were less than 50 in use
12 years ago they were as scarce
Hying machines IS years ago there
Cost of Battleships to Prevent War.
nile the struggle between Kitssia
anil Japan taught no new lesson of ini
poi lance, it emphasized the fact that
the time is coming when only the rich
est nations can anoru to go to war.
The coming battleships are so enor
mously expensive that the smallei
countries cannot afford to build them.
The time has also come when you can
no longer afford to experiment witl
your health, that is if you ever expect
to get well again. We therefore urge
every sick man and woman to get a
bottle of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
this very day and let it make yo;;
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the stomach to its normal condition
and cures flatulency, heartburn, pool
appetite, dyspepsia, indigestion, nau
sea, costiveness, cramps, liver and kid
ney ills or female troubles.
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215 Pearl Street, New York.
'j 'Edward Trevor was gradrflted from
a law school In June and v.rent.lmme
diaiely to a western cttyl that had
grosvnjfrom a village vsfrain a few
years to practice his profession.
Among those who befriended him and
thrcav into his hands atever iprac
vtieelne could control was John Ains
wprtl 1, a man who was srposed' to be
rlcb?. Ainsworth died soouafterTrevor
madot his acquaintance. and Trevor
considered his going agreatfloss to
Shortly after A5nswrth's 1 funeral
Trevorwas Bitting Itn lite office wonder
ing If fte would everget anotther case
when ayouugtludysMii deep mourning
came lxi.it She wij Dora, Mr. Ains
wortli's Slaughter. Hy her father's
death she had bei left alone, being
witboutiniiother or brother or sisfler.
"fioodl morning, .Miss Ainsworth',
tsaid the yi mug muii, rising and offer
ing her a seat. '"I hope tbjere is some
thing I cau do for you,' considering
your father's kindness toauie."
Oh, Mr. t Trevor, I .ami in such trou
ble. In addition to ln-iug an orphan,!
am a pauper."
"My dearfMi.- Aiiinwortu. tow'cau
the heir to' the IIallitveIL Lh-k lo a
"I aniinut thefheir to thetllalliwcll
Ufock. AhiwyerJ-I suppos you -would
call him a sh.wster bus produced a
deed from Mr. fllalliwell prior to the
oiuhe gave fatter."
Trevor wan U astonibx'd flr a few
minutes to Jiive the girl nay comfort.
Then he askexl:
"Was thia deed offered before your
"It was thisflargely thatfkilled him."
"Would vonillike me to nee if I can
do anything f you?"
"Yes. only ITfiiavi 110 money for law
yer's fees. 'lie block was father's
"Xever mind hat Is Ilalliwell liv
ing?" "I tlou't know. IIevent to the Iiorky
mountains al ter A-Urn lather the prop
erty. It was ut worth much then.
Father' bought it tfoenable Mr. Ilalli
well to get away.)
The result of tL6ts conversation was
that Trevor found Jpbat he must prove
the signature to thef newly offered deed
a forgery or Miss ASinsworth must lose
her property. He lied nlxut u hundred
dollars of what hej had brought west
with him, and ou tliis he started out to
the mountains to li id IIalli ell In or
der to-get his testimony, chasing him
from plaee to place V ill at a -mining vil
lage in- Nevada he fuuiid'hijn, u broken
down prospector. 'He htul been In
many a qrairrel and tin oaieof them had
an arm so badly shattered 'that the sur
geon who attended liStn ws obliged to
amputate it. Trevor promised to Help
him in case the suit nvasiwou, and 'the
Ilalliwell told Tnwor that ho had
never made a deed to any one but Mr.
Ainsworth. aud.anyAther deed was uu
questionaVdy a forgery. But Trevor
had misgivings. He laiew the reputa
tion that (Jibbs, the- claimant, had
brought Trith him fnom his former
home for avery smart and unscrupu-.
lous rascal. His onIyhope was that
Ilalliwell himself wouIdS pronounce the
signature a firgerj
When Trevor returned and reported
what he ha'd clone, MissAinsworth was
very grateful and, not, understanding
such- matters, hopeful. For the first
time Trevor spoke witliout any enthu
siasm as to winning th case.
At the trial, the preliminaries having
been gone through withu Trevor called
Ilalliwell and showed fhim the signa
ture on the Ainsworth deed, which he
Identified as Ms own. Trevor next
showed hiui theoue on the (Jibbs deed.
The court and1 the spectators, who
knew that the tlaughter of one of their
most respected associates, who had
done more than any other to build up
their city, was to be made rich or a
pauter by a word. at breathess. Ilal
liwell scrutinized the signature for
fully live minutes before, ausweriug the
question If he had written It; then.
looking up, he said imlnesitatlngly:
All eyes were turned upon the young
lawyer who had worked so hard for his
benefactor's daughter and had failed
He was as calm as ever. Turning to
the witness he asked:.
"Mr. Ilalliwell, when did you lose
your right arm?"
"About twelve years ago.
"Is your signature to this deed writ
ten with your right or with your left
Did you ever sign papers with your
left hand before, losing your right
"That will do."
Trevor next called Gibbs and asked:
VOn what date was your deed
"It Is dated Dec. 9, 1885."
"That was five years lefore Ilalli
well lost his right arm, and yet this
deed is signed with his left hand."
Suddenly the blood forsook GIbb3'
eheek. He had not known of Halll-
well's loss of his arm. He had written
him and copied the signature of the re
ply, and copied it so well that Ilalli
well had pronounced it his own. When
Gibbs descended from the witness
standi he was arrested for forcerv. of
which he was easily convicted..-
.When Miss Ainsworth called for the
amount of her counsel fee she was sur
prised to receive one made out as fol
To legal services, expenses, etc.... 51.000.000
(Or, by way of compromise, one lovely
Slri Iora Ainsworth.)
The bill was compromised.
-..ELINOR T. BOYI.
Scattering Thunder Showers in
Illinois During Week.
The weekly weather bulletin sum
mary for the week ending April HO, in
The week ending Monday, April ?,t).
was characterized by much sunshine,
and favorable weather conditions for
farming operations. The mean tem
perature was 7 degrees above normal.
The week opened cool, light to heavy
frosts occurring on the morning of the
23rd In the central and the northern
districts, but no material damage en
sued In any quarter. The minimum
temperature. LTi degrees, occurred at
Klshwaukee. in Winnebago county.
Minima of L'; degrees were registered
at Lanark and Minonk. A decided
temperature reaction had occurred by
the 25th, the week ending warm, with
maxims of SO degrees and over, record
ed in all sections. The highest tem
pr.iaturc, SI) degrees, occurred at Mt.
Vernon on the 2Cth.
The average precipitation was con
siderably below the normal, and" the
need of moisture is felt in most sec
tions. The rainfall, in the form of
thundershowers, was very scattered.
The following table shows the mean
I'cmperature and precipitation, with
departure's from the normal, of select
ed weather bureau stations, and typi
fies the prevailing weather conditions
of the state for the past week:
Stations. Highest Lowest Mean from
La Salle SO
La Salle 0.10
3t. Iuis T
Very Low Rates to Boston Via Lake
One fare plus one dollar for round
trip. Good going June 2, S, 4, and 5,
return limit by extension June 30.
Write M. S. Giles, T. P. A. Chicago for
full particulars. Warren J. Lynch,
passenger tratllc manager. Chicago.
$25 to Boston and Return.
On June 2 to 4 the Rock Island will
have on sale round trip tickets to Bos
on at rate of one fare plus $1 for round
'rip. For full information call at city
ticket office, 1S2!) Second avenue.
$12.65 to Louisville, Ky., and Return.
On June 11 to 13 the Rock Island
will sell round trip tickets to Louis
ville at rate of one fare plus 25 cents.
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This make sold exclusively by
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We also are showing other high
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S12.00 TO S16.50.
Take a look at them, glad
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to show them
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Tickets good for return to June 23, and
on payment of r0 cents an extension
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arrives New York r:30 p. m. All mod
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The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
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I ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN MY STORE THAT
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.-H. P.'Hull, Vice-President. .
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