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ITHE MIGUS, TUESDAY. 'APRIL 23. ID07.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-rlnss
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
so giving similar advice. Then comes
the current issue of, Moody's maga
zine advising us of the coming bu.si-
jness depression and as that journal io
me most rename oi me wan sneei
publications its prognostications are
entitled to the most serious consideration.
But how can our present trust
prosperity be overthrown as long ts
he tariff protects those corporations?
It is heresy to even think of it, the
standpatters assure us.
The fact, is that no one knows what
will happen as the prosperity of the
United States does not depend on tar-
ff protection, far from it. Good crops.
like we have been blessed with for the
past few years, will put all t he birds of
evil omen to Might and bad corps will
certainly bring disaster. The farmer
now, as he has ever been, is the main
stay of the nation. So if you want
o know what is going to happen
watch the weather.
Tuesday, April 23, 1907.
Stick for Rock. island.
The green bug in wheat must be one
that farmers have sot into their head
that they can force the price to a dollar
a bushel and keep it there.
Two handsome new blocks under
way in Rock Island and numerous other
Improvements in the business district
Kivc the season just opening a rosy
hue. Rock Island is going ahead.
A Sioux Indian has gone to New
York with the idea of converting the
town. He had probably heard of the
Thaw case and thought that even the
Sioux brand of religion and morality
was an improvement on existing conditions.
frit iri kiiis of t lie t'ourlK.
In the decision of the I'nited Slates
supreme court against ex-Senator Pat
terson, whose newspaper had criticised
he Colorado supreme court in the
ynt election cases, Justice Holmes
"When a case is finished courts are
subject to the same criticism as other
eople, but the propriety and neces
sity ol preventing interference with
he courts of justice by premature
statement, argument or lutinudatio.i
hardly can be denied."
This conies dangerously near being
it criticism ot a certain distinguished
statesman in the white house whose
unqualified condemnation of nrjii
awaiting trial for murder is calculated
to influence the course of justice.
Ex-President Cleveland has evidently
abandoned his former summer home on
Buzzard's bay for his new home in
Tamworth, N. II.. where he has spent
the last two summers with his family.
A new house has been built for him
Mr. Meyers, who was reared in a
Lawrence, Kan., nursery, weighs V
pound, his father weighs '340 pounds,
his youngest brother weighed P.'Mt
pounds when he was IS years old, and
the smallest boy in the family weighs
190 pounds, and five of them together
tip the beam to 1.1S5 pounds.
James McCrea. president of th-?
Pennsylvania railroad, has planned a
tramping trip through England. Scot
land, Ireland and Wales that, he be
lieves, will completely restore his
failing health. Throughout the trip,
except when it is abosolutely impossi
ble, the autos and private cars 'o
which Mr. McCrca has been accus
tomed will be discarded.
In the possession of Mrs. E. A.
Montgomery. San Francisco, whose
husband sold the famous Bullfrog
mine to Charles M. Schwab for $3.
(MM).OOl), is the only flawless genuine
coffee-brown diamond known in the
world. It weighs three and ont-quar
ter karats and has no fixed value. Oi
lers for it ranging from $15.nmi to $30,
000 have been made and refused.
United States Senator Samuel
Douglas McEncry of Ixmsiana will
shortly celebrate his 70th birthday.
He is still hale and hearty. He was
born in Monroe. La., May 2S, 1S;17, and
studied at the University of Vir
ginia. Senator McEuery also grad.t
ated at Poiighkeepsie university
When the civil war broke out he en
tered the confederate army, who,"
lie made a fine record.
Rev. J. B. llaniniilJ, the eloquent
preacher of the Hanson Place Metho
dist Episcopal church. Brooklyn, was
nreaching Sunday at Sayville, L. I..
from the-text "Iok well to your
foundations." After repeating the text
he leaned heavily on the pulpit des'i
which gave way and plunged over the
altar rail, nearly hitting the laymen
the front seat and scattering the bible
and the preacher's notes among the
holders of the pews. The aged preach
er liarelv escaned a tumble over the
altar with the heavy desk.
The kindly, cordial, neighborly spirit
that has always been exhibited by Dav
enport toward Rock Island and Moline
was never more forcibly shown than in
the issuance now by the leading com
mercial Institutions of that city of a
boom envelope, which naturally makes
"Davenport on the Mississippi" the
tenter of the universe. But it is not
so much the disposition to magnify
Davenport that is so conspicuous as
the fact that neither Rock Island nor
Moline appear on the map. Rock Is
land arsenal Is not overlooked, and
there is some gratifying evidence of
improvement to be found in the fact
that it is labeled by its proper name
rather than "the government arsenal.'
Perhaps, when the Iowa city learns to
gauge the measure of true greatness af
tcr awhile, it will realize that an essen
tial to such a condition Is generous fair
ness toward one's neighbors.
Watch the Weather.
The predictions of business v. dte
aster are more and more numerous
Banker Schiff, one of the Wall street
magnates urges the Jewish socie
ties of New York to unite to meet
coming conditions, for he says the
rtoor nre destined to face an pra f
suffering. Railroad magnates are al-JC
THE GRATEFUL PATIENT.
A Useful Guide for Travelers.
Every American is a potential trans
tlantic traveler, and if the word of
steamship agents is to be taken lit
erally, the I'nited States will be thinly
lopulated this summer by reason of the
number of ocean voyageurs. Quite ap-
iropriate to the season and the Europe-
ward travel comes the fourth edition
of Presbrey's C-uide. which is currently
Known as "The Baedeker of the Ocean."
This booklet of 10S pages is replete
wiih valuable information on almost
JOO subjects, every one of which is
vital to the land-locked American on
his first ocean trip, while being of ab
sorbing interest to even t he most trav
eled. It is plentifully illustrated with
rolor plates of the funnels and flags of
he trans-Atlantic lines, the signal code
flags, and harbor maps of all the most
visited parts, showing the points of
merest on the seaward edge of such
Not the least useful !oints in the fund
of information are the methods of com
puting the ship's latitude and longi
tude, baggage restrictions and declara-
ions, values of foreign coins in United
States money, rates of fares in Europe,
hotels abroad the ship's log, passport
nformaiion, rates of duty, navigating
he ship, statistics of speed, horse
power tonnage, and records of practic-
illy all the liners, complete list of the
United States consuls, and, in fact, al
most everything that even the most
curious passenger would want to know.
The book is bound in heavy paper
and fits the coat pocket.
Frank Presbrey's Information Guide
for Trans-Atlantic Travelers, 1US pages.
Frank Presbrey company, 3-7 West
Twenty-ninth street. New York City.
"Pneumonia's Deadly Work
Has so seriously affected my right
ting," writes Mrs. Fannie Connor of
rural route 1, Georgetown, Tenn., "that
I coughed continuously night and day
and the neighbors' prediction con
sumption seemed inevitable, until my
husband brought home a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery, which in my
case proved to be the only real cough
cure and restorer of weak, sore lungs."
When all other remedies utterly fail
you may still win in the battle against
lung and throat troubles with New
Discovery, the real remedy. Guaran
teed by W. T. Hartz. druggist, C01
Twentieth street; S cects and $1.
Trial bottle free.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured In
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: 'My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried the
Mystic Cure for rheumatism. It gave
immediate relief and she was able to
walk about in three days. I am sure it
saved her life." Sold by Otto Grotjan
1501 Second avenue. Rock Island:
Gustav Schlegel & Son, 220 West Sec
ond street, Davenport,
When you ask for the
BEST COUGH CURE
and do not get
You are not getting the best and will
be ' disappointed. KEMP'S BALSAM
costs no more than any other cough
remedy, and you are entitled to the
best when you ask for it.
Kemp's Balsam will stop any cough
that can be stopped by any medicine,
and core coughs that cannot be cored
by any other medicine.
It is always the Best Cough Cure.
At all druggists, 25c, 50c and $L
Dont accept anything else.
Dr. Sylvester Fordham, specialist,
had passed the morning in his consult-,
ins office listening to the complaints
of one patient after anotlier until 1
o'clock, when, tired out and thinking
that he had attended to the last appli-'.
cant for treatment, he threw himself j
on a lounge for a few minutes' rest
There are doctors who have very little !
aptitude for the profession. They ask 1
for symptoms, then whip out pencil
and paper and write a prescription, as- j
surlng the patient at the same time
with a pleasant smile that he will come
out all right. There are doctors who
pry into every case, making a business
of diagnosing the cause of the trouble
and doing their best to remedy it. The
first cure by encouragement and sym
pathy, the second class by investiga
tion and skill, and consequently they
are apt to be brusque in manner. Dr.
Fordham belonged to this number. In
deed, by some he was considered bru
tal. Nevertheless such was the confi
dence In his surgical ability that he
had far more patients than he wanted.
While taking his minute quantum of
rest he heard some one fumbling with
the knob of the door leading to the
anteroom. The door opened, and there
stood the ghost of a man, looking at
him with great hungry eyes a man
whose clothes denoted that he belong
ed to the working class.
"I don't want no medicine nor op
eration, doctor,' said the man In a
trembling voice. "Don't you know
. "I'm the man you found In the hos
pital the day yon were hurrytn
through It Yon stopped, felt over me,
found out my trouble, operated on me
and cured me. It was very good of
you, doctor, seein' I hadn't a red cent."
"That's all bosh," sneered the doctor.
I haven't time to be good. I remem-
!er you now. You're the man I op
erated on for stone."
"Yes, sir, and you made nie well
The patient accompanied his words
with a grateful look. Instead of pleas
ing the doctor it seemed to irritate him.
'Suppose I did." he snarled. "Isn't
that my business, making people well?"
'It may be little to you. doctor, hut
it's a lot to the people you relieve from
sufferin', besides puttin' 'em in a fix
to do somethin' again. It's made a lot
of difference to me."
'Oh, most of these people 1 treat are
able to pay me well. I work for mon
ey, the same as everybody else. That's
what we all work for."
"Yon didn't get much money from me.
'Oh. I had to fix you up or there M
have been a bad story out about me.
Half of it's for pay, the other half to
avoid getting into a position to prevent
our making monty. It's all selfishness
'I don't know nothin' about that. I
know you made me well."
"Well: Why. man, you're a shadow!"'
"That's because I haven't had much
to eat since I got out of the hospital."
"If you're well, why don't you go to
"I've been lookin' for work, sir. I
only found a job this mornin'."
"Well, then, why don't you go at It?
don't see what you want here."
The man opened his threadbare coat.
unbuttoned a ragged waistcoat and be
gan to fumble with his woolen shirt.
Then he took a rusty knife from his
trousers poket and began to rip. The
doctor watched him curiously. Pres
ently a little gold coin fell from the
shirt into the man's hand. A change
might have come over the doctor's ex
pression had he not been used to con
trolling it. Doctors and gamblers must
screen their feelings. The man walked
up to the doctor and poked the coin at
"I've been keepin' it for you, doc-tor.
ever since I got out. When 1 left borne
my old mammy sewed it up in my
shirt and told me never to part with it
except in sickness. 'So long as you're
well,' she said, 'you can work to put
bread in your mouth, but when you're
sick you can't. Besides, you might have
to pay a doctor. They're entitled to it,
and I want my son always to pay for
what he gits.' I've been hungry, doc
tor, for a- month, and I've been tempt
ed to buy a meal with it often, but I
remembered what my old mother said,
and I remembered your kindness in re-
lievin' me from sufferin' and puttin'
me on my feet again."
The doctor, who was lying with his
head resting in the palms of his hands.
listened to the speech without motion
or change of expression. When the
man had finished he remarked, with
Then he arose, took the gold piece
and said to the man:
"I'll keep your coin
Come in here where I
ents from grateful patients. There's a
silver punch bowl from a millionaire, a
seal ring from a wealthy widow, a dia
mond scarfpln from a bank president.
Here, take this (handing the man the
scarfpln) and this (a Jewel handled pa
per cutter) and this (a gold snuffbox)
There's not a mite of sacrifice in any
one of them. Take them and sell them
and go get something to eat."
"'Get out of here. I'm tired and must
go to lunch. If you don't, I'll fire you."
Recently Dr. Fordham has astonish
ed his friends by giving up his prac
tice. They were still more astonished
when It was learned that he was doin
a certain amount of work each day
among the poor. But his manner to
ward them has changed. Instead of
snarling at them he speaks to them
kindly and sympathetically. Everv-
bony is wondering at the change.
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THE RELIABLE WALL PAPER DEALERS.
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Decide now to change from the old to the
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