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THB AKrTJ8, THUJ1SDAY, SEPTEMBE11 3. 1103.
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BY THE J. W. POTTEU CO.
TERMS Dally, to cents per week Weekly,
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All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, must nave
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Rock Island county.
Thursday, September 3, 1903.
AY. J. Lampton, the humorous ver
Kifier, wrote to a man who had asked
him for his photograph: "My dear
boy I send you the photograph for
which you ask. It i.-a such a good like
ness that it hurts."
The republican party in outlining
ita campaign for 1904 is decidedly on
the defensive, and it finds that its pol-
icy with reference to the maintenance
of trusts- and a high protective tariff
is hard to defend. The offenses of
monoioly are vast, and it will require
something more than defensive ex
planations to hide these offensive dep
(Jen. liotha and several Boer lead
ers are id to be interested in a gi
gantic South African colonization
scheme. A company with a capital
of $10,000,000 is to be organized for
the purchase of SOO.000 acres of land
The British puthorities look upon the
scheme with disfavor, owing to the
presence of the Boer linger in the
The critical review of the Boer
war by the British royal commission
is one uninterrupted piece of fault
finding by everybody concerned. And,
in view of the fact that England
"blundered through," as- the English
raying is, and finally conquered, the
criticism evidently suits the British
taste. According to Lord Roberts
the initial blunders in strategy were
irremediable; according- to LordKitch
hener, most of the. British officers
were worse than useless; according to
Gen. Buller, the home government did
not know anything; according to
Lord Wolseley, civilian secretaries
had all the power; and according 'to
the civilian secretaries Lord, .Wolsejey
did not realize his own opportunities'
The solemn truth is that the only
thing on the British side that covered
itself with glorv was the American
mule. Our mules conquered th
Charles A. Edwards, the noted
Washington correspondent, in his cur
rent letter savs: "There is some rath
er severe criticism of the president
here in political circles in the national
capital on- account of the recent naval
review. That review ordered by the
president to be held practically in his
back yard in 03-vter Bay, partook very
much of the autocratic methods of
theczar or the kaiser. No previous
president ever ordered the ships of
the American navy to come to his
home in order to review them and
make a war-like speech to the officers
and men of the navy. That review
for which there was no need or war
rant, except to make a hoodlum ho-li
day for the inhabitants of Oyster Bay
and vicinity, cost the taxpajTrs of the
country n-ot less than $50,000 for pow
der burned in salutes to the com
mander-in-chief of the American
navy. He may next take a notion that
he. wants to review the American
army. If he does it will cost the peo
pie not less than a half million dol
lars to concentrate the troops for the
review. The people need not be sur
prised: at anything.".
Atlanta, Ga., is one of the greates
cities of the south. The start of this
enterprising town was peculiar, and
was brought about by a remarkable
circumstance. Something over 50
yearsi ago there was a little town a
few miles from where it is now locat
ed. A railroad was projected and
built in .that country and this little
town became the terminal thereof
The consequence was that a grea
many strangers came that far on the
railwa3- and being unable to further
proceed by that mode of travel .they
naturally got off the train and made
this little town their headquarters
for the transaction of such business
as' they might happen to have in tha
neighborhood. This was a matter of
great annoyance to the people living
in the little town and in some instan
ces it interfered with some lines p
business in which the local inhabit
ants were engaged. The number o
strangers became so great and inter
fered with the ordinary trend of
events in the little town that the peo
ple of the settlement finally got to
gether and notified the railroad com
panr that it must move on; that they
woulcl tolerate the running of the
road ani the trains through their vil
lage. but lhat they were tired of thi
everlasting unloading of trangers
among them. The railroad company
dick not have any other place to go
and did not have a great deal of moo
y at its command. for building, but
finallj- compromised the- mattefr by
building- on about 6 miles further
nd stopping in the brush, where they
established their-. terminal where
omebody put up a lodging house
where they could- dump the strangers
from their trains, and there and then
was the .beginning' of the' great city
of Atlanta. The. other place was dvop-l
ped off the map.
Despair and Success.
The newspapers are telling a .story
o the effect that some 10 years ago
a rascally partner beat .7. C. Sf John-
stone, then of J-aribauIt, .Minn., out
of all he nai. After years or nauituai
comfort. He raced the, worm with
practically nothing but his hands. He
went to Minneapolis and tramped tne
streets for work in vain. At. last nei
had but five cents between him and
beggary and starvation.
Walking along the street, uncer
tain whether to try again or give up
the battle altogether, he was asked tened eU(gerIy and when she. finished
by a Salvation Army girl for a nickel muttered! to himself, "Now I under
for the poor. Moved, jH-rhaps. by the 6taud why this is to be done and why
unconscious irony or the request, ne
gave her his nickel, and tofd her it
was his last cent. "The Lord won't
forget," she said, and went on.
Almost convinced that the Lord had I
forgotteiv him, he watched her at herlnerv
work. The next 1.1 men she accosted
gave her nothing. The 14th gave her
1 dollar. He remembered that he had
iskcd for work several times', and had
always been refused. He made up hisyour preparations?
mind to ask again and again, up to
14 times. He got the job
That was the end tit his distress. I
He saved his wages, and a year or
two later bought a little mill out
the woods.. His b-isim-ss prospered
steadily. Now, says the Albany Times, I
the commercial agencies rate his
wealth at nearly seven figures. And
he is utterly convinced that should he
let a Salvation Army collector pass
inheeded his prosperity would end. I
Protection la Aoatrla.
The beauties of protection are well
Illustrated by the sugar industry in
continental Europe. The advance sheets
of Consular Reports of Aug. 21. 1903.
discussed the "Sugar Industry of Aus-
trla-IIungary." The beet sugar Indus-
try has been so stimulated there by lm-
port duties and export bounties that
more than two-thirds of the sugar out-
put has to be exported every year. The
import duty amounts to 3 cents per
pound, while the export bounty is 25
cents per pound. Tlie "cartel." or
sugar trust, of course, exists to make
the people pay the full tariff tax. As
a result sugar is exported to England
at 2 cents and sold in Austria at 8
cents per pound. The English eat Aus-
trlan sugar at 3 cents per pound, affbr
collecting an Import duty of nearly 1
cent a pound on it. while the Austrlans
ent their own sugar at & cents per
pound. As a result the average Aus-
trian consumes fifteen pounds of sugar I
a year, while the Englishman consumes I
nlnetv pounds. This demonstrates that
proteetlon is a most beneficent system I
for countries which do not have it. I
Labor Day Celebration.
While comparatively a new celebra- J
tion. Labor day now occupies a high
rank in popularity, among other
American holidays. Its observance
brings the. people in closer accord
with the wage earner and demon-
strates to the world the superiority
of the American workingman. For 50
vears Hostetter's Stomach Bitters has
been demonstrating to the world its
wonderful ability to cure stomach,
liver and kidney disorders. Its fame
and success tis a family medicine is
known from one end of the country
to the other and while other medi-
cines have sprung up from time to
time they have been unable to move
it. from its position in the front rank,
The Bitters is successful because it
positively cures flatulency, heartburn,
insomnia, dyspepsia, indigestion and
const ipalion. We urge all sick people
to try it.
A Parratlve Pleasure,
If you ever took DeWitt's Little
stipation you know what" a purgative
pleasure is. These famous little pills
cleanse the liver and rid the system
s , I-, ... - c
of all bile without producing unpleas -
ant effects. They do not gripe, sicken
or weakuu, but give tone and strength
to the tissues and organs . involved
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No better pill can be used
than Little Early Risers for constipa
tion, sick headache, etc..
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
A. J. Keiss drug store, corner Seventh
avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
8clatle Rheumatism Cared
L. Wagner, wholesale druggist,
Richmond, Va., says: "I had, a fear -
ful attack of sciatic rheumatism, was
laid up almost two months; was for-
tunate enough to get Mystic Cure for
Rheumatism. This cured me after
doctor's prescriptions had failed to
have any effect. I have also heard
of fine results from others who have I plucked a fuse from it which he ini
used it." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 mersed In a finger bowl filled with wa-
Second avenue, Rock Island Gust
Schlegel & Son, . 20 Weat Second
Feet Swollen to Immense Slxe,
"I had kidney'trouble so bad says
J. J. Cox, of alley View, Ky., that
l could not worK, my ieei were
Ien to immense size and' I was confin-
ed to my bed and physicians were un
able to give me any rehsf. My ooc
tor finally prescribed Foley's Kidney
Cure which made a well man of me,
Avoid serious results of kidney or
bladder disorder by taking Foley's
Kidnev Cure. All druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
r- He Proved His Words. .
At a Becretttry In at handsomely fur-
niahed house in 1'urisisat a young giri
making memoranda. Near her stood a.
young man. Ills look was serious,
So the prince," he said, "is to be
Yes, and nsillam papa's majoiydomo,
woniau of.allVork orWbat youfllke to
call ltf lne pre-iaratlomall falls online.'
"How cametthla honor V
.01, Daua in Kiweia twoivears
ago aml -whllettbere got wind ofa plot
to fcln the ozar. iIe went withfthe lu
fortnation to thet prinoe, who was then
chief vof pollee;ithe plotters were ar
rested some of' them -executed, others
Whlleishe spoke the. young man lis
M portiejr'B life Is. not! to be considered
any m0rej than that of the prince."
"Mile. Portier." he asked, "is this
luncheonlto be a private one no one
present eorept the prince and yourfa-
That is my understanding. There
is some private matter to be 'talked
Will yon permit meto help you with
Certainly. Will you buy theifrults.
the Ices, or col to the butcher's or the
"If you will. leave the. fruit to me I
will see that a dish containing the rar-
est ln tne market shall be on the ta
"Very well; youmay attend to that."
An(j sne entered on her memoranda,
"Fruit to be bought by Ivan Kerchoff."
Then rising, she said, "Now I must be
"I I am not feeling very
Something tells me that some mlsfor-
tune hangs over me."
'Toor fellow! Don't feel that way.
When we are not well we take the
bluest view of things. It s the liver."
"I hope you will understand what 1
am going to say to you. I wish you to
know that whatever happens I would
lay down my life for you."
"Yes; for you."
"Oh. that's a figure of speech."
"I mean It. Circumstances may arise
which will force me toprove it."
"You are blue today, aren't you? Go
and take a horseback ride ln the Bois.
It will Jolt these notions out of you."
"Instead I will go and attend to your
commission. I will bring the fruit Just
before 1 o'clock."
Mile. Portler was too much preoccu-
pled with her preparations to notice
the agonized look on the young man's
face. A Russian who had made her ac-
laualntanoe at a soiree given by a mu-
ttial acquaintance a year before, he
had seen much of her and, though she
only suspected it, worshiped her. At a
quarter to 1 lie returned to the house.
called for Mile. Portler and handed
ber a dish of fruit that had been ar-
ranged at the fruiterer's. On the apex
of a pyramid was a huge orange.
"How tastefully got up!" remarked
the girl. "I thank you ever so much."
"Flaw it on the table Just as it is."
"I will." And, calling a servant, she
gave the order.
"Where are you going to be, madeA
molselle, during the luncheon?"
"Oh, I shall remain where I can give
orders to the servants. Perhaps after
the discussion is over papa will call for
me to go In and be introduced to the
The young man paled.
"Come," she added, "you must be
going. I have too much to do to enter-
"Elise," sakl Ivan. It was the first
time he had addressed her except with
the prefix mademoiselle; besides, there
was something akin to despair in his
voice. She waited for him to go on.
With an effort he controlled "himself.
"If you will permit me I will remain
here till after the luncheon. I wish to
eta glimpse of the prince
'Certainly, If you wish it. Perhaps
papa may have an opportunity to iu-
troduce you to your fellow country-
The prince arrived and was ushered
by Mr.. Portler into the dining room.
Kerchoff walked back and forth in the
was a look of horror In his eye. This
he partly controlled whenever Elise
came near him.
"Where is Mile. Portler?" he asked
after missing her for some time.
"In the dining room with the prince
and her father."
The young man groaned. Ife stood
with his eyes fixed on his watch, wait
ling, watching, listening for the girl to
appear. Then as the hands of the tlme-
I piece pointed to twenty-five minutes
after 1 he went to the dining room
Moor, opened it, hurried to the t-V
seized the orange on the fruit dish and
ter. Those sitting at the table looked
at him in silent wonder.
j "Mademoiselle," he said to Elise, "I
told you that I would die ror yon. I
have proved my words. I am a nihilist
Lre Jn parl tQ uge thlg opportunuy
I. .... nrln.. nn(1 fther n
i i w
wen. Y0ur coming in here is my death
warrant Messieurs, call for the police.
I shall either die by the law or by the
By the interposition of EUse Portler
not a word of the affair was spoken
beyond the three persons present. Ker
choff walked out of the house unmo-
tested, but a week later he died by the
band9 of the nihilists.
LBTITIA R. FULLER.
"Why, children, .what in the world
are jou perched up on that sharp rail
"Because we're playin' millionaire,
and Tommle's John Peerpunt Morgan,
and he made all the rest of us get off
the earth." Chicago Tribune.
Couldn't Be Too Soon.
Cholly I've aw always hud u hor
ror. Miss Maudie, of premature burial
iK-iiii; hurled too soon, y'know.
Maudie Oh, uousense! That's Impos
A Star Artist.
V.!U Mini I
-iiTii iiiiii i " it nn
New York Herald.
As Others See t a.
Blinks-Old t;ralall tells me he began
life by running away with a circus.
Jinks I don't doubt it. He would
run away with anything that wasn't
The Same Old tin me.
"He .says he kin swim ten knots an
hour. I wonder kin he untie dat
many." Now York Americau.
ITow It Happened.
Tom Poor Jack! If it hadn't been
for his wife he would have spent hla
fortune in a year.'
Ted How was that? '
Tom Wei!, she spent it for him.
II I I l M k -av . r i w
A prominent club woman,
Mrs. Danforth, of St. Joseph,
Mich., tells how she was cured
of falling of the womb and its
" Life looks dark indeed when a
woman feels that her strength is sap
ping away and she has no hopes of
ever being restored. Such was my
feeling a few months ago when "l
was advised that my poor health was
caused by prolapsus or falling" of tlio
womb. The words sounded like a
knell to me, I felt that my sun had set ;
but Lytlia 11. I'mkhani's Vege
table Compound, came to me as an
elixir of life ; it restored the lost
forces and built me up until my good
health returned to me. For four
months I took the medicine daily and
each doso added health and strength.
I am so thankful for the help I
obtained through its use." Mas.
Florence Daxfoktii, 1007 Miles Ave.,
St. Joseph, Mich. $S0OO forfeit if original of
above letter proving genuineness cannot be produced.
t Tho record of Lvdia IZ. IMnk
hams Vegetable Compound can
not le equalled by any other
medicine in the world.
" FREE MEDICAL ADVICE TO WOMEN."
Women would save time and
much sickness if they would
write to Mrs. Piiikbani, Lynn,
Mass., for advice, as soon as any
distressing- symptoms appear.
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garoo Calf and Yici.
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C. C. Trent, Mgr.
Iock Island 111.
It's Quality That Counts
In coal it's quality that makes
heat, it's quality that retains it,
it is quality that makes possible
onsumption of 90 per cent of the
ombustible part of it, leaving a
light, -clean ash ; lastly, it's qual
ity that lessens your fuel bills
your're not paying for dirt, refuse
or unburnables. The eoal we
handle, both hard and soft, de
serves all the pood things we and
our patrons say for it. A ton will
talk as loudly as a carload.
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Market Square, cor. Seventeenth
of an article is often deceptive,
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yel be far from correct.
jj Our plumbing is honest, and we
watch the details of every job,
large or small, and see thit
every piece of pipe is sound
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If that old hat of your looks worn and
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. 224 Seventeenth St. Rock Island.
He will make it look like new. Straw
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