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THE AKQTJS, MONBAt, NOVEMBER 16 1S03.
THE AUG US.
Putmsned Dally and Weekly a 168 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, 111. Entered at
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TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
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All communications of argumentative
character, political or religions, must have
real name attached tor publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
Ship in Bock Island county.
Monday, November 16, 1903.
Suppose congress should declare its
Lieut. Peary says that there are
three ways of reaching1 the north
pole. Nobody's going- to dispute hini
but how does he know?
Kansas City is agitating the aban
donment of the "open" patrol wagon
and Sioux City applauds the idea.
Hock Inland should add its amen to
Alexander Ferguson, of Alexandria.
Ind., has just completed his 116th
year. He attributes his long life, to
his democracy and his moderation in
eating and drinking.
Jf there is a single species of fraud
that failed to enter into the flotation
of the United States Shipbuilding
company, let's have the name of it. It
nirtst be lonesome. Senator Hanna
and his crowd can use it.
A lady in New York who usually
carried her money and jewels in her
stocking, lost jewels the other day
valued at $:J5.000. She said she had
forgotten that there was a hole in her
stocking. Moral Hose that are not
whole will not hold valuables.
This is what President Roosevelt
wrote to Admiral Bowles: "Your
services to the navy, and therefore to
the country, as a whole, have been
notable, and I desire to express in
sincere appreciation of them." Re
member how he excused himself for
ignoring Gen. Miles.
, The latest postal accusation is
against Assistant Postmaster General
Madden, who is charged with manu
facturing "freak" postage stamps and
selling them to collectors for fancy
prices. Keep coming the public is
now certain that there is no crime
the oflicials haven't committed.
What Henry Watterson will have to
say on the disgraceful riot of 10.000
society women at the Goelet wedding
in New York will be terrific reading.
Even the New York papers are in
clined to treat the shameful event as
a disgrace, and they invite the papers
of London to say all the mean things
about New York society that they are
a mind to say. The New York Com
mercial says that New York deserves
the very worst that the European
press can say about the mob at that
Representative Sulzer of New York
has introduced a joint resolution in
congress providing for the submission
of a constitutional amendment direct
ing the choice of United States sena
tors by direct vote of the people. Mr.
Sulzer is hopeful for consideration of
the resolution. "The senate," he says,
"will this time take it up and before
long I hope that the people will elect
their senators. The representatives
of the people will sit in the senate
chamber and not representatives of
the interests controlling the state leg
islature, as is at present the case."
Among the interesting stories told
by Lord Roberts is the following:
"Commandant Gen. Hot ha told me
when in London a few months ago
that on one occasion during the war
he did not retreat with the rest of
the boers, but slept the night of May
29 in Germisto, within a few hundred
yards of where I was sleeping, and
that he was only able to escape the
next morning by joining one of our
mounted patrols and passing himself
off as a colonist in our employ! That
is u difficulty we always bad. The
Hoers could come and go in our camp
without, our knowing who they were,
as we had many people of the country
in our employ."
EdlsoQ1 Latest Usefal Invention.
. It is now announced that Mr. Ed
ison's new "charging machine," as he
calls his perfected battery, will at
first cost $450: but, a writer in the
current Harper's Weekly says a re
duction, in price is promised. It is
claimed that this battery will run
your automobile, light your house,
cook your meals, and do almost any
other odd jobs of a motive order that
you like to impose on it. Some details
of the battery have just been made
puLlie. The cells are oblong in shape,
34 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 3's
Inches thick. They weigh a fraction
over 14 pounds each, and three , of
then represent one " horse-power.
These cells fit the body of a vehicle,
side by side, and are connected by in
sulator wires. There is no leakage or
deterioration in the batteries. They
are made of nickle and iron oxides im
mersed in an alkaline liquid.
The Liowden Campaign Fund.
The Freeport Journal, edited by
Gen. Smith D. Atkins, postmaster at
Freeport, contains the following:
"The Pullman Car company is re
ported to have cleared $13,000,000 this
year. This does not include the sums
exacted from the traveling public in
the way of tips to the porters which
amounts jto so much gain for the com
pany, and which would swell the total
very materially. The stockholders of
the Pullman Car company will have
money to burn. We have no stock in
that company, but we wish we had.
We would enjoy spending the enor
raous dividends. We could have as
much fun in being a candidate for
governor of Illinois as Col. Frank O
Lowden is having."
And the Springfield Register adds:
"Cel. Frank Lowdens press agent is
also connected with the Journal, and
therefore we take it the statement is
official. No wonder Col. Lowden can
put up the money to carry this coun
ty for Hamlin. No wonder that Oom
Shelby is really for Lowden.
"Hut why not try to carry Sanga
mon for Lowden? It would bring in
more money and. rob the campaign of.
much hypocrisy. Col. Lowden can well
afford to drop a half million in this
county, and there is no use in carry
ing on a hypocritical campaign for
Hamlin, when only a few thousand
will be dispensed. In addition to the
half million, a lot of passed on the
Pullman sleepers coidd be utilized,
and many of the fellows who are
more familiar with the blind baggage
than any other part of the train could
have a grand time.
"Hv all means, let Hamlin and Sher
man be shelved, and let loose the
nionev bags of the Palace Car com
pany and whoop it up for Lowden."
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
4.63 to Springfield. III., via C. B. & O.
Nov. 16, 1 and IS the C. 15. & Q.
will have on sale round trip tickets
to Springfield, 111., and return at the
rate of $4.65, good to return until
Nov. 21. Three different routes and
Cheap Tickets to the Live Stock Show.
The International Live Stock expo
sition will be held at the union stock
yards in Chicago tfrom Nov. 2S to Dec
5, 1903. This will be the greatest ex
position of live stock ever held.
Thoroughbred stock from all over the
United States will be on exhibition
Cheap tickets will be on sale via the
Burlington. Ask the nearest agent
BOND TO REFUND MONEY
T. H. Thomas Takes All Rink of Ml-o-na
Curing Dyspepsia and Building;
It is an easy thing for medicine to
be advertised as guaranteeing cure,
money refunded etc., or have the
druggist saj "Well, yes, if it does not
help, we will return your money;"
but if the medicine does not give sat
isfaction and the customer goes back
to the dealer, the probability is that
he has forgotten what he said and
there is a question about making the
T. H. Thomas in a very business like
way overcomes this trouble in a clear
and definite manner, by giving the
following bond with every package of
Mi-o-na that he sells:
r : it tj 'tfk Tsnv.n
I hereby agree to refund the
price paid for Mi-o-na if the pur-
chaser tells me that it has not in-
creased flesh and given freedom
from stomach troubles.
T. If. THOMAS.
If you want your money back T. II.
Thomas will return it to you if you
can tell him that Mi-o-na has not in
creased flesh and given freedom from
It is an unusual remedy that can be
sold in this way, but Mi-o-na is a re
markable combination of flesh-forming
elements combined with agents
that regulate the digestive organs and
restore health and strength.
Remember that if Mi-o-na does not
do all that is claimed for it, your
money is returned to you by T. II.
Thomas in accordance with this bond.
Rock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annu.Tl meeting of the stock
holders of the People s Tower com
pany will be held at the Hock Island
office of the company, corner Seven
teenth street and First avenue, Fri
day, Nov. 27, 1903, at 3:30 p. m., for
the election of directors, and any oth
er business that may come before the
PEOPLE'S rowER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
Doesn't Respect Old Ace.
It's shameful when youth fails to
show proper respect for old age, but
just the contrary in the case of Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They cut off
maladies, no matter how severe and
irrespective of old age. Dyspepsia,
jaundice, fever, constipation, all yield
to this perfect pill. 25 cents, at Hartz
& Ullemeyer's drug store. " '
Beware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in place of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For sale by all druggist.
DAILY SHORT STORY
When Shorty's Chance Came
(Copyright. 1903, hy C. B. Lewis.
Around Fulton market and all along
Frout street they kuew Shorty O'llig-
gins. His given name was John, but
as he Avas a trifle less than five feet
high he was alwaj-s called Shorty.
There was only one thing to console
Shorty In his struggles to keep a dun
garee suit of clothes on his back and
prevent hunger from gnawing at his
vitals, lie couldn't sing, play the fid
dle or dance a hornpipe, but he could
sneeze. The fame of Shorty's sneeze
extended clear down to the Battery and
up to the Brooklyn bridge. It had
been heard up Wall street as far as
Exchange place. It was a sneeze pe
culiarly his "own, and no one could rob
him of it or produce a successful imita
tion. That sneeze didn't come under
the head of "promptness and dispatch."
It was all of ten minutes from the time
his nose began to tickle until the ex
plosion came. Explosion was the term
for it. When the sneeze finally came
It lifted Shorty's cap off his bead, rent
uew holes In his shoes and started the
cobblestones in the street from their
One day Shorty picked Up a bit of
news and was at once interested. No
one could remember when he had been
interested in anything before. The
Cubans had suddenly braced up and
sailed into the Spaniards .with new
vigor, and the junta had raised a large
sum of money in the States to send
over a cargo of war material. Shorty
learned what craft would take the car
go and her date of sailing, and it came
about that he was included in the crew,
though the mate bestowed a kick upon
him is an "N. G." almost before the
ropes were clear of the snubbing posts.
The craft went south to make a start
from a Florida port, and in due time
the munitions were on the rolling deep.
History is silent as to why the mate
got down on Shorty and worked up
his old Iron on him. Perhaps it was on
account of the size of bis feet or the
squint of his eyes. Steamship mates
are rather eccentric in their likes and
dislikes. No matter what the basis,
Shorty was selected as the man to be
bounced about, and bouueed he was.
The filibuster craft was delayed at sea
by accident, and again she was chased
off the Cuban coast l3"a Spanish gun
boat, and the mate had five or six days
In which to make it plain to Shorty
that he was not beloved.
The steamer at length headed in for
the appointed rendezvous, but when
ten miles off the shore two things hap
pened. A gunboat was sighted bearing
down on her, and darkness had scarce
ly come when a thick fog settled down
with it. Short3' wasn't to blame for
either the gunboat or the fog, but the
mate swore that he was and gave him
some more of the same old tonic.
No living man had ever heard Shorty
O'Higgins utter threats off Vengeance;
no one had ever known of his striking
back. Had the fish dealers of Fulton
market been tokl that he thirsted for
revenge after that last bouncing about
they would have stood amazed. Never
theless, such was the case. Yes, the
worm had turned at last, and if the
mate had been a mind reader he would
have hastened to take off his cap and
The filibuster had reefs to look out
for and an intricate channel to thread.
As the fog came down she had to
jrrope. . A little later she came to a
standstill. The Spaniard came up to
within half a mile of her and began to
play her search light. No good. Then
she crept forward, fathom by fathom,
with her crew at the guns.
The order had been "lights out" and
no talking aboard the filibuster. Ev
erything that co'jld creak and groan
was lashed fast, and such men as were
forced to move about removed their
shoes. The pall was so thick that a
man standing amidships could not see
stem or stern. The hare crouched in
her form while the hound hunted to
and fro. Presently, as the ocean was
as quiet as a gravej-ard. Shorty found
himself beside tlie mate. The mate
wasn't thinking of bouncing anybody
just then, but Shorty was reviewing
the past. He reviewed for five min
utes and then whispered In the mate's
"Mr. Davis. I'm goin' to sneeze."
"If you do, I'll throttle you!" replied
the mate as he turned on him.
"Mr. Davis, I'm goin to sneeze, and
you can get ready to go to the bottom
of the sea and be hanged to you!"
The mate had heard of "the Shorty
sneeze," and even as he reached out to
grasp the originator and sole proprietor
by the throat and choke him into a
state of limpness he turned pale and
his heart pounded his ribs. He failed
to get to Shorty's neck in time. The
sneeze came, and it was a sneeze that
would have set 500 pedestrians along
Front street wondering what tug had
exploded her boilers. They could have
heard it aboard the gunboat had she
been four times as far away. There
was a prompt hall in reply, and then,
as the filibuster captainripped out an
oath and the mate drew his leg back
for a kick, the Spaniard let go with his
port battery and three big shells crash
ed into the steamer. A minute later
she was a sinking wreck and taking
half of her thirty-six men to the bot
tom of the sea with her.
Next day at noon Shorty O'Higgins
was swept ashore on a bit of wreck
age. He crawled up on the beach and
fell down and slept the sleep of ex
haustion. Ten hours later he woke up
to find a dozen long haired, wild eyed
men grouped about him.
"The steamer and the cargo where
are they?" was asked.
"Under twenty fathoms of the blue,"
"But why so? How was It?"
"Oh, X sneezed turn, sent 'em there!"
lilt Him Hard.
Husband That new hat -of yours
makes me tired.
Wife I feared that IT would. You
never did like cheap things, you know.
A Difference In Keck.
Ostrich Yes, I have a great deal of
trouble getting collars high enough.
Parrot That's strange. Why don't
you patronize my haberdasher? He al
ways suits me. New York Times.
"Say, I've gC a great idea. I'm going
to lose this umbrella, so next tinn? it
rains ma will let rue stay home from
school." San Francisco Examiner.
And She Didn't.
Tercy (sympathetically) You have a
Gertie (huskily) I have. I'm so
hoarse that I don't believe I could
scream even if you tried to kiss me!
Quite of Her Opinion.
Gushing Young Woman (to famoti9
actor) Oh. do you know, Mr. Starleigh,
I'm simply mad to go on the stage!
Famous Actor Yes, I should think
you would be, my dear young lady!
"What are you standing still for. Wil
lie? That's no tvay to play horse."
"I'm playin I'm a hitchin' poet now."
New York Times. .
f&i y' Si
When coffee "goes back on"
people, their endurance snaps
like a dead twig.
The Ftfod Drink
enriches health's store builds up
splendid powers of existance. "Go
back on coffee" before it fails yon.
Mocon is the perfect substitute.
l-2 Rich fragrant delicious.
" I b.v. tried nil the aulistituttaon
tr thfl uiarket and 1 am .nti.fi.d that Mu
ffc. Vv con will win itawajr to highest favor.
'kVriiri; It is cortalnly a mt pleasant nd
-.VTA aatisf jing food drink."Naine on request.
iSSLsv Maa's best drink. At thegrocer.
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Monday, Nov. 16.
KIUKK LA SUELLE.
Presents the favorite actors, J. II.
Sto:Idart an.l Keuben Fax, with a
st rung s upportiug company, in
"Bonnie "Brier Bush.
Ian MacLaren's Comedy Triumph.
Superb scenic production, (ircatest )f
all Scotch plays.
"Transcends anything ever seen on
our stage. A performance everybody
should see." William Winter, in New
York Tribune. '
IMMCES 2.-. cents to $1.50.
Wednesday, Nov. 18.
One performance only
Ernest Shipmaii presents the comedy
AS YOU LIKE IT.
l'.y William Shakespeare.
Introducing Camilla Keynolds. as
"Rosalind;" .lames- .1. Ilrown, as
"Orlando." An excellent supporting
company. -V complete scenic and
cost umed production.
Not i nh the eent of the season,
' I nt the treat of years.
Trices: 2.V. ."0c, 7."o and $1.00.
Thursday, Nov. 19.
.1 OS KIM l C. l.OCAX
In his My Hie ccmcily,
CAST A. R. Harvey. A. II. P.rooks,
.iiss Mignnn Oxer. Miss Alice Wil
lanl. Mr. Clement. Will Rath, Thomas
.7. Xoimoyle. Miss Sarah Cameron,
Miss Rilla 'Willard,
rniCKS r0 and T cents and $1.
blRCXTION CHAMBER UN.KlNDT&COIiPANV.
Friday, Nov. 20.
A stupendous revival of Bret Harte's
beautiful story of the Sierras
it title role and the hest supporting
company seen in the play
Typical pictures' of an almost forgot
. ten page of American history.
Every Character Ta.ken
Prices: 25c, 50c and 75c.
All kinds of Taffy,
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having your FALL SUIT ready by
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choose from one of the best selected
stocks in the city. Our styles are al
ways the latest, and our prices are
right. -Our stock is fresh and new. We
keep no old shelf -worn goods.
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