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THE AUG US, FRIDAY, JUNE 14. 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1024
Second avenue, Kock Island, 111. En
tered at the postollieu as second-elas-J
self by fining oil consumers. The oniy
way i nc standard can ne nrousui i-j
terms is to gather in one of its direct
ing officials .md jail him.
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TKRMS Dully, 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 Kock Island county.
Chicago will build a million dollar
convention hall wnicn win seat uO,-
000 persons. The city promisee; to have
it ready by the time of the next nation
al conventions. If this assurance cm
be made substantial, Chicago will he
reasonably certain of securing both the
republican and democratic gathering?.
The successful candidate will have to
wear the label: ".Made in Chicago."
Friday, June 14, 1907.
HOCK IM.AMI In
n city of rnruml
purnunr Rod lion-
en t value.
It in located in
Ibe valley of Hi-
M I.imI nhIII, laid-I
li nay lirtnt'cu St.
I.ouIh mid St. l'aul
I uieuKti and (ala
lia nuil K n n m n h
It I by nature, KeoKrapbienlly, eom
mrreliilly, and industrially, I lie Kitlrnuy
of the el, iKirtlmeNt aud miutlmcHl.
II Ik favored by Mituation on the MIm
InII at the mouth of the llenueptu
raniil, eonneetiiiK river mill lake.
It ban the mala line of the Ituek In.
laud railroad, three braneheM NurlnKlUK
front the ntein at thin pulat to the north
ft and fur noiiIIiiw-mI, while the main
line icuri on to the Pacific.
It ban the Milwaukee' Kuiimiim Illy
line, and the lliirllueton'!, St. l.oiiln and
St. I'iuiI line, with direct eommunleatloii
with llilnaukee and ltaeine, and with
1'rorlu and Spriiittlelil.
It ban three lutcrurlinuM under way,
It hnx nilleM of iiavel otreet.i.
It linn beautiful park, including the
bintorie Itlaek llawk'n Waieli Toner.
It ha liandMoiue ehureheM, of nil do
It bun a Y. M. C. A. biiildlnK.
It Iiiih modern mcIioo! liiilldiiiK".
It hiiN n collese aud n neininary.
It ban HourlMhiiiK fuetorlex. and free
alien for more.
It ban three tlrxt elan hotel and nu
merous Nina Her ourm.
It ban three theater.
It bun a Turner hall.
It linn a model M.vHlejii of rnnld trannlt.
It bnx iv huIim! nutlal liaukN.
It ban up-to-date banlnrnn hloekx, and
three more in course of erection.
It Iiiin ImiiieiiMe leinrtment MtoreM and
hundred of other branches of mercan
It In the locution of the Hock Infant!
; arsenal, the urea text In the world.
It haw the bend ofiiccH of the Modern
Woodmeu of America, the Inriiewt fra
trrnnl Noeiety in the world, liouxeil In a
quarter of a million dollar fireproof
II ban the bend ofllce of the Fraternal
It lin.i loenl lodge. of ail the great
It ban a iiarler of a million dollar
It ban a city hall, owned by the city
It linn n public lihrnry building.
It Iihn n poMtofllce bulliling, in which
re the otlieen of the govcrtiuient engln
err mrua lu charge of upper MIxtNulppl
It hnn 2.,IHlO population.
It ban an Industrial commUnlon tbnt
In bonnflng the town along legitimate
and miliKtant ial line.
And everyhoily in helping.
The first test of the power of the in-
terslaie commerce commission to con-
lol railroad rates under the new law-
has been decided in favor of the com
mission by the I'nited States supreme
court. The case involved an advance in
rales on lumber from the south to Ohio
river points, and the commission issued
orders forbidding the enforcement of
the advanced rates, which the court has
now decided were unreasonable.
MORE EFFECTIVE THAN RIFLE?
The question whether Tom I.awson
has made pe:',ce with the "frenzied
financiers" is not so much in doubt
since lie lias declared tint .Mr. Koose-
velt is absolutely sure' of being "the
next president of the I'nited States."
That is the position of nearly all the
frenzied financiers, for tliey have taken
the president at his own word to Mr.
llariimau as being a "practical" poli
tician. Practical politico makes all re
publicans look alike to most of us.
lied Ci-okk Workers.
The eighth international Rod Cross
conference opened recently in London.
and 4:i nations were represented. TliU
shows that the world is getting closer
together on the civilizing message ol
peace and go.nl will. The Red Cross
society is not exactly a peace society,
but rather seeks to ameliorate the hor-
lors of war. Among the subjects to
which the conference will devote atten
tion are the following: Prevention oi
the abuse of the Red Cross (lag and
insignia; experience in international
aid in times of war; what aid neutrals
can render and what not; utilization o:
ordinary materials for the relief of the
wounded; means of transportation.
cio. i lie utility of extending such in
formation: place and role of women in
time of war: organization and func
tions of bureaus of prisoners of war.
In connection with the conference
theie is also being held an exhibition
of liutnanitariHii inventions for the
transportation of the wounded. Among
tne exhibits that attracted attention at
the opening was the model ef a earrie
for the removal of disabled soldier
from a battlefield, the invention of Mrs.
Chad wick. I he wife of Admiral Chad
wick of the I'nited States navy. Prizes
ire to lie awarded for the moFt useful
of these inventions. The prizes are d
n veu irom a mini given tor iius pur
pose by the dowager empress of Ru
Roost for Rock Island.
IlooMt for Kock Inland.
Boost for Rock Island.
Boost for Rock. Island.
Boost for Rock Island.
Boost for Rock Island.
Buy a Rooster button.
Stand by Rock Island.
If you can't boost, don't knock; if
you can't lilt, don't lean.
Roost for Rock Island. Contribute
to the $ltu,om new factory fund.
Itiini'oedl I lie I5;u keeper.
Future historians in Boston will do
vote appropriate space, no doubt, to
the following incident, which recently
tooii piaoe at tne nun. i he storv. as
told by the Boston Transcript, and
vouched for by a "iliruthful citizen.
hows now easy it is to "work a man
who is up to the himeo steerers' tricks
and thinks he knows it all. Over
commence is nearly as ilanserous as
lack of sense. The Transcriiit savs:
'At a certain gilded bar there a
rived tne other morning a dignitary
from the rural glades. 'Class of cider
aid he, and then, having swallowed
the same, 'what time is it?"
" ''I'en minutes of !V
"All right; another glass of cider
Say, seen a man looking for me? I'm
.lonkins. Anybody asked for me?'
" 'No, nobody. Why?'
Well, yestenlay a man came up to
inc. .Never seen him betore. 's fur's
know; but he had mv name liuht-
knew my old folks, too. back hotm
norroweti -o. haid lied meet mc
heie at '.) o'clock an' pav up. I'll have
not her glass of cider.'
sorry, old man, nut 1 guess you re
stuck. That, man won't conic around
1 lo's a bunco sieerer.'
"'Bet you $lu he'll be here by
" 'I'll go you.
'"Here's ihe money. Gime mc another
ass of cider.'
"And then, to the barkeeper's horror
and consternation, in walked a strati
or. who exclaimed: 'He Ho. Mr. .leti
kins! Good as my word, ain't I. Here
the titty you lent me. Thanks for the'
I litis was an innocent barkeeper
done out of $lu by a pair of ingeniou
operators. Police, take notice!"
The king of Portugal had no difficul
ty in getting along without a pariu
ment though he would ohjeet to hav
Ing it called a one-nian country.
Governor Hughes of New York lias
eliminated hiimclt as a presidential
possibility. He has vetoed the tw
cent fare bill passed by the New Yo:U
The Polish nobleman who went
down and dug for loves sake in a Jop
lin. Mo., mine struck a vein of sym
pathy in her father. Now the suitor
gets the girl and the zinc.
A Texas jury ha a rendered a ver
dict of ouster against a branch of t':e
Standard Oil company and a 'line of
1,C2',!,900 ha 3 been assessed again ,t
the company. If this fine could be col
lected it would be no serious punish
ment. The trust would reimburse ii-
For the sake of justice to the afflic
ed and for the good of humanity, it i
my right and duty to recommend Ho
lister's Rooky Mountain Tea. We ovv
our country and our fellowmen a duty.
lea or Tablets, 05 cents. Harper
Onmplip with the Para J
- food ijAmn ol every ttiate.
Half a century ago a family started
In a single "prairie schooner" from St.
Joseph, Mo., to cross "the plains." OKI
John Henderson, his wife, two daugh
ters and little son 'were the members
of the family, and Herman Harris, a
young plainsman was to act as guide.
Betsy Henderson, the oldest daughter.
was aged nineteen. Iter sister Belli; fif
teen and Ben seven. The party started
on the .."th of June.
"Dad," said Ben, as they were about
t cross the Missouri river, "wuat'ni I
goin to do Fourth 'o July?"
'We'll be out on the plains on the
"Won't I have notbin' to tire?"
"I'll let you shoot my revolver."
"I want some rockets 'n' crackers, 'n'
'Tin afraid you'll liuve to go without
em this year."
The girls were listening to this con
versation, and Betsy begged her father
to take along some fireworks, but the
old man said be bad no money to burn
up that way and no room to carry the
stuff. He resolutelv declined.
Now, Herman Harris bad been pick-
d up at St. Joseph to be with the par
ty for a matter of a few weeks, when.
it was expected be would separate
from them, and they would have no
further mutual interest. It never oo-
urred to John Henderson that there
could possibly be any stronger tie be
tween them than the Journey. He
didn't reckon on but two girls ami a
oung man to encounter the dangers
f a new country together. When Bet
sy Henderson was told that Herman
Harris was to be their guide and. ox-
opting her old father, sole defense
gainst Indians, and cutthroats she
brought a great big pair of eyes to bear
on him. She might as well have lev
eled a revolver, so far as bis future
freedom was concerned, for be figura
tively threw up his hands, while she
figuratively wont through him for his
The second evening out Herman in-
foiii'ld Betsy that be bad something to
show her, and, taking her to the wag
on, they stooped, and there, tied up
against the wagon's bottom, was a
What is it?" asked Betsy, looking
it him with her flaring eves.
"What's the first thing I ever heard
you say you wanted?
I don't know."
I do; I heard you ask your father
for fireworks to celebrate the Fourth
So I did."
I went off and got 'em. There
wasn t room la the wagon, so I pij "em
The big eyes took on a certain soft
ness, and that was the loginn'mg of it.
a couple of dollars" worth of fireworks.
The party had been out a week when
they met a returning train, from which
they received Information that there
were some hostile Indians farther oa
and they had better turn back. At
least they had better make a detour.
Henderson listened tj this grimly,
thought of his wife and children at the
mercy of savages and was inclined to
turn. He finally concluded to make the
The next foiling an Indian was de
scried on the horizon. It was after sun
set, and the form of the warrior stood
out in silhouette against a broad strip
of rod left on the horizon. Then anoth
er appeared near the first and another
till Henderson counted twenty silhou
ettes. His heart sank within him.
The line, scattered over half a mile
of alkali dirt, moved toward the
schooner, on whose white ton the last
light of tiny was lingering. If the In
dians were hostile death horrible
death was certain. The old man
wrung his hands. The Indians oame on
to within rifle range, then sent a single
There was nothing to do but get be
hind the wagon, distribute the rifles
and die. Kverv member took a rifle.
including little Ben, who found a con
venient rest on a spoke. Harris took
position midway between the front find
rear wheels. The Indians advanced
with a scattering fire. They did not
know the weakness of their enemy. It
was now getting dark.
Suddenly Herman Harris threw down
his rifle and, taking his knife from his
belt, cut the thongs that held the bun
dle under the wagon.
Drop your rifles," he said to the oth
ers. "W e II try these."
To the mother and her children he
gave romau candles, to the father
rockets, while, taking a pinwheel, he
passed under the wagon and, getting
up on the other side, fastened it to tho
wagon with a nail through its center.
Tbtn, scratching a match, he Ignited
The Indians stopped and wondered
In the center of the schooner they saw
a great fiery eye throwing out sparka
on every side. Then a fountain of
sparks soared into the air, and out
popped a star. In a moment there
were several such fountains, all shoot
ing stars. But the most frightful dem
onstration was a stream of tire direct
ed over their heads, ont of which burst
a cluster of stars. This was too much
for the Indians' superstitious natures
They turned tail and fled for their
lives and their souls.
If the display was too much for the
Indians, Herman Harris saving of the
whites from massacre was too much
for the Henderson family, who the mo
ment their enemies fled fell fainting
from the effects of the sudden respite.
Harris caught Betsy and in his parox
ysm of joy covered her face with
Herman Harris from that time be
came a part of the Ilenderson family,
&ad Betsy became his wife.
D. FISK BRADY.
ook sJt tlhe Clotlhes
That the best dressed men yoi meet on the street wear
And you will know why
their clothes fit better
than yours. They are
G. & H. Special
The best tailored cloth
ing on earth at prices
you can well afford to
pay. Prices range at
$20.00 up to
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fine Clolbes Nsher
Baltimore art WewYor.k
AND THEY FIT
H. S. & M.
heimor Well known makes of
clothing are also shown
in all the new models
for summer wear in coats
and trousers and also
three piece suits at pop
ular prices from
Everything that's rvcvv in Ptvne.itas and
Straw Hats is now being displayed
MAJORITY FOR DUNN 10088
Governor Deneen Declares Him Elect
ed to Supreme Court Vacancy.
.Springfield, HI., .lime 11. Following
the report of the canvassins! hoard i--
ins a majority of in.ovs for .lu.U.
Frank H. Dunn, Covt-i nm- l)tncin .--icrday
issued a iriolamaiiin tleclarin
.liui.t' Dunn elocted a meniher of Ftj
t-iipronie court of Illinois f rum 'the tldrd
judicial tlfstrict to till the va ain-y
caiioetl by the death of .lustieo Vi!l;i i.
Drive Straight for
with a nickel
and get a
package of happiness.
o yj h tr n nam ir:
A V A. A. w A JmV
P TTTT jl
OF THE TRICITIES HAVE SUCH HIGH GRADE SHOES BEEN
SOLD AT SUCH LOW PRICES. THE ARNOLD LETTIE STOCK IS
MOVING VERY RAPIDLY. PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE
OF THIS WONDERFUL SALE. DON'T DELAY. DON'T PUT OFF.
THE BARGAINS ARE HERE FOR YOU.
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II. E. CASTEFL. L.
II. B. SIMMON,
C1JXT11AL TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stuck, fl(K,tM)0. Four IVr Cent InlrrrMt I'ald oa I-ponlt.
II. D. Mack, II. II. Cleavcland,
John Schafcr, Mary E. Robinson,
M. S. Ileagy, E. D. Sweeney,
II. B. Simmon, II. W. Trcmann.
Women's all patent leather Ox
fords, all sizes, A. I., price
$2.25, our price tmly.. 1.-15
Women's kid Oxfords. A. L. price
$12.00, our price
iy SI. 25
Women's line kid shoos, A. L.
price our price
Men's cn'f skin shoes, A. L. price
$2.on, our price
"iy SI. 40
Men's kid shoes, A. L. price
$2.r('i, our price
calf skin :
price Jl.oii and
our price only .
$I..Vit our price
Edwin Clapps $; tan
hoes, A. L. price
shoes, A. L.
pay particular attontion to
little folks during this sale.
Children's Shoes as
low as ,
Edwin Clapp's $0 and
shoos and Oxfords ...
C. J. Larkin,
J. J. LaVclle,
IL E. Castecl,
L. D. Mudge,
Estates and propurtv of alt kinds arc managed by thla department,
which is kept entirelv separate from th liankinvr business of the com
pany. We act as executor of .ant trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial Agent
for Non-Itesklcnts, Women, Invalids, and others.
We are determined to dispose of the Arnold Lettie stock as quickly as
possible and make rocm for the new goods now ordered and going
through works. Another great cut has been made in the already low
prices for this Friday and Saturday.
NOT ROCK ISLAND, BUT DAVENPORT.
207 West Second St.