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THE AKflUS. TUESDAY. JULY 30, 1007.
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Tuesday, July 3C, 1907.
The -political "boss" is the fellow
vh wants to cut the melon and hand
the people the rind.
It now beg inc. to look as if the Am
erican Heel would succeed in got tit!
around into the Pacific without catc
ing a ripple save that made in th
water as it sails.
A conspiracy against the czar of
Hui-.f ia has been discovered. This has
happt ned so often before that while i:
mav be a serious piece of news, it is
l.ot a start linn piece of news.
Captain Ilobson. not being satisfied
with his war with .JaprMi. has made
England a belligerent. If he keeps on
lie will have his country at way
with all the rest of the world.
Shiiit led' in the Kaie.
Edward D. Shurtleff, speaker of the
iwer house or tao general assembly,
as formally declared himself a candi-
ate for governor. In announcing his
candidacy he gives the platform uimui
which he will make his canvass. The
chief plank is a reference to the next
ippoitionment, which, if the present
at id is continued, will give Cook comi-
a majority- in the legislature. To
obviate this, lie would have a consti
tutional convention restrict Cook coun
ty's r presentation, at least in the sen
ile. This is a, mere suggest ion. The
other planks in his platform deal with
questions regarding which there are no
i (Terences. He commends Governor
Deneen's administrMion, and thus
hows that he is not capable of belit
tling an opponent.
Mr. Shurtleff is an able, clean and
xeellent man. He is the best and
mot suecessiiii speaker tin? house- has
ad in years. If it were possible to ile-
at (lovei nor Denren. not a few peo
ple would name Sliurtlou as his suc
cessor. The press has had manv occi-
ions to praise Mr. Shurtleff and has
no desire to recall its utterances, tj
as the ability and experience to give
the people a good administration.
Hut il he deems (iovernor lieneen s
stewardship worthy of his nppiov.il
why does he seek the governor's de-
cat? Only a few politicians and thi
Illinois Central railroad want the ex
outivo deteated. The people desire t.
give him another term. Mr. Sliurtleh
.mows tlie govt rnor is Irving to collect
torn the Illinois Central $.-,oiio.ihii
which it wrongly withholds from th
people. Ought be be defeated because
the railroad seeks hiss downlall
Ought he not be encouraged to con
tinue this fight for the taxpavers?
It is not even intimated that Mr.
Shnitaff is acting in concert with the
railroad. He is too honorable a mrm
lo form such an alliance.
P.ut the fact is that if (iovernor IV
ccn is defeated it will be just what
lie Illinois Central is seeking to bring
The crop of republican candidate?
for state otlices is getting so extensive
that tlie average voter will have to get
a memorandum book and put down
tl eir names to keep track of them.
Taking this weather as a matter of
course, eli! Whv are people not as
pronounced in their praise of the ideal
as they are in their complaints when t
elements do not work together to strt
Possibly San Francisco got a point
or so years ago from liloomingiu.i
which is just finishing paying $2.rin.-
)ui.t for a $.".i!0,(iiiii court house, p.
haps Hlooniington is the real an'er
dent ot San Iranoiscos Si.ikmi.ihi'I
city hall, in which it was found aft-:
the earthquake that the lofty and im
posing pillars were nierelv barrels sc
one on the other and coated with c
Mrs. William Tomasek, wife of
farmer near (Irauite City. 111., has ap
parently solved the problem how to
fet and keep harvest hands.
Lemon pies will do tlie work. This i-v
fcenious woman feeds the delicious pas
tiy to tlie iarm namis three times a
day. Mrs. Tomasek would d ' well t
Fend her recipe broadcast over th
The Modern l-'ili-iino.
It was George Ade who beat the rest
of the world to the observation which
probably we would not have thought
of that, the cocktail follows the lb
The Indiana author, had not the soul
of wit compelled him to be brief, might
have enumerated many other thin
some more and some less admirable
than the cocktail, which have followed
the (lag into the Philippines. Hayinnn
K. Mason, former editor of the Manila
Times, writing for the London Com
rneicial Intelligence, states that in the
jears since Admiral Dewey "shot hi
way into Manila bay" the once simple
minded Filipino has undergone many
decided changes. As has always been
the case when civilization touches the
brown or the black or the red man, our
bothersome "little brother" has lost
much of his picturesqtieness in ex
changing bis centuries old dress and
customs for the garb and habits of tin
Slowly, but surely, as tlie Japanese
have done, Mr. Mason states, the Fili
pinos are adopting European dress
and never does the ugly garb of mas
culine civilization stand forth so fully
revealed in all its hideousness as whe
lnown legs are clothed in flapping
tiourers and brown backs hunched int
sack coats. If, before modern man'
dress was supinely accepted by the
sex. it could have been "tried on" some
fiee limbed son of the wild's, the stern
er sex would have revolted and might
even now be clothed in the toga of tin
Romans or the graceful garb of the
Arab; while the first tailor who dared
to fashion pantaloons or frock coat
would have been ridden out of town
fittingly clad in a simple clinging gar
nient of tar and feathers. Alas, ' for
But to return to the Filipino: Euro
pean hats and shoes are now almos
universal on Sunday even among the
lower classes in the large town
inrougnout trie islands. Of course in
the wilds the natives stijl cling to their
primitive garb, but the street crowd
in the town are rapidly losing that uic
turesqueness that endeared them to
AN OLD TIME GAM
For Trapping" Thugs.
A phonographic device that will call
the p.iliee by telephone adds n new
hazard to the ever increasing dangers
of the burglar's profession, savs the
Baltimore American. When an at
tempt is made to force a window or
door with Mhich tlie proper connec
tions have been made, an electric cur
rent operates a phonograph in the gar
ret. The machine calls up central ami
asks for the police station. The pho
nograph then informs the otlicers of
the roMierv, giiig street and num
ber, and repeats this information us
long as the re'-eivcr is down. Mean
time the intruder, all unconscious that
an alarm has been rung in. virtually
walks into a trap and if the call is
promptly responded to is soon in tlie
May Have Shoes of Whaleskin.
Whulcskiu shoes may be the next
fad. Men who have !ecn experiment
ing with whaleskin for commercial
uses are meeting a fair degree of suc
cess, it is said. It would be odd if the
plentiful kid and calf were not enough
to .supply the whole world and the
scarce whale had to be brought to civi
lization's rescue, says the New York
Press. The "leather" of the whale is
thin and rough and will take color
readily. Xvt only shoes, but long
gloves, will be made of whaleskin. say
tlie prophets. Considering the famine
In the glove market since the short
sleeve fad started, it seems a pity this
use for old "There she blows!" wasn't
Long Live the King!
Is the popular cry throughout Euro
pean countries: while in America, the
cry of the present day is "Long live
Dr. King's Xew Discovery, King of
Throat and Lung Remedies!" of whio.i
Mrs. Julie Ryder Paine, Truro, Mass..
says: "It never fails to give imme
diate relief and to quickly cure a
cough or cold." Mrs. Paine's opinio:-
is shared by a ma-jority of the inhab
itants of this country. New Discovery
cures weak lungs and sore throats af
ter all other remedies have? failed; and
for coughs and colds it's the proven
remedy. Guaranteed by Yr. T. Hartz,
druggist, 301 Twentieth street. 50 and
?1. Trial bottle free.
The best remedy for backache, weak
Kiuneys. innammation or the bladder
Is DeWitt's Kidney and Pdadder Pills.
Their action is prompt and sure. A
week's treatment, for 25 cents. Sold
by all druggists .
Colic, Cholera & Diarrhea Remedy
Almost every family has need
of a reliable remedy for colic or
diarrhea at some time during the
This remedy is recommended
by dealers who have sold it for
many years and know its value.
It has received thousands of
testimonials from grateful people.
It has been prescribed by phy
sicians with the most satisfactory
It has often saved life before
medicine could have been sent for
or a physician summoned.
It only costs a quarter. Can
you afford to risk so much for so
little? BUY IT NOW.
When I was a little chap living in
Cincinnati I w as delicate. e baa
relatives iu New Orleans, and at one
time I was sent down there for my
health. The only route was by the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and I
made the trip iu one of the big steam
ers of that day. The main feature
that I remember was seeing men sit
ting iu the cabin playing cards, with
lieautifully colored chips. Why they
used tlie chips I was too young to un
derstand. In this connection I also re
call their leaving the table's occasional
ly to go to a little box alout the size
of u "Punch and Judy" show, placed
forward in the cabin, where they
drank drinks of (to me) beautiful col
ors. The Mississippi was one vast gam
bling resort from Cairo to New Or
leans. There were llatboats lit ted up
for the purpose that floated slowly
down the river, tying up at any point
where there were people to be fleeced,
and wherever there were planters there
were victims. One afternoon one of
these llatboats descending with the cur
rent was seen from the shore not far
below Memphis to lie turning in to
shore. The only power aboard was in
tlie arms of men and a couple of loug
sweeps or oars on either side. Those
on the starboard side dashed in the
sunlight, while tlie liner oar leic a rip-iy
pie astern. The boat in this v.-ay was '.-,!
brought ashore, and a hawser was got
out and tied to a stump upon the river
That night Julian Maran, a young
planter, stopped aboard the boat and,
with one or two of bis friends who
were already there, opened the g;une.
Maran had sold bis plantation and ne-'
groes and was going to Baton Rouge to
marry his sweetheart and take up his
residence there. The money he had re- j
eeived was in bank except a hundred j
dollars, with which he proposed to
amuse himself on the flat boat. He
added considerably to bis hundred dol-1
lars during the evening and, being a
chivalrous fellow, considered himself
bound to gj back the next day and give
the bank a chance for "revenge." In a
few days the fortune he had in bank)
was every cent transferred to the,
safe in the flat boat.
That was a curious age. If there are.
chivalrous professional gamblers now,;
we hear nothing of them. There were
chivalrous gamblers then, and they!
made their influence felt. Perhaps it
was because gambling had not then!
Ih-ou left so far liehind other means of
making a living as it is row. The
gambling propensity has developed
into more legitimate forms. P.e this as
it may, as Maran was parting with the'
remnant of bis fortune, (P.istavus Ster-'
ling, a professional gambler, who bad'
once been a respectable planter, board-1
ed the flat boat, lie bad left "the pro
fession" and with his winnings bad
bought Maran's plantation. When Ma
ran had parted with his last dollar.
Sterling walked up on to the river bank
"Permit me to say, sub," he said to
Maran, "that 1 have seen many fools
iu my life, and yo' ar' one of the big
gest. Even when a gambler plays fal'
the advantage is with him. The men
on this boat are of the lowest kind of
Maran. maddened, was about to re
tort angrily, when Sterling pulled a
roll of bills from bis pocket and con
tinued: "Yo' go down t Ii ii tonight with
this and start in again. Don't play to
win. riay only to be iu the game. I'll
be tha', and take a hand myself. Have
a gun iu j-o' pocket, suh."
Maran tried to express his gratitude,
but Sterling turned awav and went to
seek a ' few of the former's friends.
That evening Maran, Sterling and two
others whom Sterling hr.d asked to lie
present opened the game on the l!at
boat. The oWicr of the outfit and two
assistants were of the party, making
seven in nil. They had played an hour
or more when a Jackpot was opened,
and the pile on the table grew enor
mously. Suddenly Sterling clapped one
band down on the money and vhip'cd
out a gun with the other. At the
same moment Maran and bis two
friends drew their weapons and cov
ered the throe professionals. The coup
was effected so quickly that not one of
the latter was able to draw.
"Tut yo arms on the table." ordered
Sterling, rakiug off the money into his
hat. Then, setting the hat on a chair,
he went to the owner of the boat and
legan to search him.
"H-m!" he remarked, drawing sev
eral aces held by a clasp attached to
a rubber cord in Ids sleeve. "A cheap
device, but good enough to fool asses
with." Then, going to the next man.
he took n pack of cards from his pock
et, held them up to the light and
"Marks big enough to see In the
dark. All the court cards are p'.ain
on the back as on the face."
After going through the three men
and finding evidence of fraud ou all.
he politely asked the owner for the
key of the safe. The man, having a
pistol muzzle within a few inches of
his car, complied. Sterling opened the
safe and counted out an amount equal
to Maran's losses and handed it to
him. Then he paid what losses the
others had made from the money in
the hat. He was himself a wiuner,
and this amount he took from his pock
et and tossed it on the table.
When the party left the boat they
cnt the cable, and It floated down with
the current. Its profits and losses at
its last landing place had been nil.
Maran left the next day for Baton
Rouge and was married soon after his
arrival. Had It not been for Sterling's
Interference he might have become a
professional gambler himself.
GEORGE DISNEY MILLS.
mil it.ii iliin
In Men's and Young Men's High Grade Clothing
All that remains
of our spring
Suits, which we
To make this
week one of the
sales they are
r3 I ine (.loines pidBcrjfjp-;
I ine (.loines naaci j
Baltimore aH NewJi&
00 And They Fit
And all that re
mains of our
Suits, in order
to make room
for our fall stock
that is now be
ginning to ar
rive, will be sold
Just received a new shipment of Men's High Grade Summer Shirts in
the new shades and patterns. Prices from $1 to $3.
A HOG ORCHESTRA.
During the rei
France there was
n i unc.
Hi of I.ouis
:ltt (.-h-d to hi
one Abbot de I?:iig!ic, a n;;n of con
siderable wit. 'I he abbot was s-v.ne-what
musically im-lnn-d ami delighted
the court with imcniions of odd mu
sical instruments. One day the king,
after having enjoyed a hearty laugh
over one of thee curious contrivance:
ami desiring to ha file this musical
genius, commanded hint to produce
harmonious sounds fr.nu the cries of
hogs. T'li- seemed an impossibility
to the king, and he prepared himself
to enjoy the discomfiture of the abbot.
Much to bis surprise, however, the ab
bot readily agreed to produce them.
All be required was a sum of money,
upon receipt of whieh be declared he
would Invent the most surprising thing
ever heard in the wav of musical atroc
ity. He scoured the country and secured
a large number of hogs, trying their
voices as to pitch, and quality, and
finally, having fully satisfied himself,
he arranged the animals in a sort of
pavilion richly decorated. The day of
the trial arrived, and tin king and his
court entered the pavilion prepared for
something, but greatly in doubt as to
the success ef the abbot with the bogs.
However, there were the hogs, sure
enough, and, much to the surprise and
delight of the king, they commenced
to cry harmoniously and in good tune,
rendering au air that was fairly rec
ognized. The abbot had arranged a
series of stops that were connected
with the hog and upon pulling one of
them out caused a spike to prick the
hog it connected with, making him
squeal Ids note. The rest was easy,
for by pulling out the different stop3
he produced the tune.
A Ring Island.
Many coral reef islands In the Pa
cific are In the form of more or less
perfect rings, or ovals. Inclosing la
iroons. The ring island of. Niuafou,
halfway ler.vee:i l'iji and Samoa, is
r.ot a c oral reef, but a volcanic ring i:i
closing a crater contaiuim; a lake two
miles In diameter. Toward the sea
the ring is bordered with walls of
black lava, and 0:1 the inner side these
break down in cliffs 200 to ".'to feet iu
height. An eruption in lSSi". funned a
jHMiinsula on the eastern side of the
lake. While the ocean outside is trem
bling and thundering under a heavy
wind the lake remains smooth or is
simply wrinkled with ripples.
GIRL THRICE SEEKS DEATH
Young Woman Attempes to End Her
Life When Reproved.
Fieepori. 111.. July "u. After a qua.--r
1 wiih her mother, who reproached
her because she kejd late hours, Mi;s
Lena luinioiei made three imsuooeK--ful
uilcmpts to commit suicide, accord
ing 10 the reports of neighbors. S!iom
ly r.l'ior 7 o'clock she is said to have
rushed to the railroad track near h-r
home. Hinging herself in front of a
train. She was dragged out of the way
by a switchman and started homeward,
win n she threw herself in front of an
other train hound west. Again he
life was saved by railroad employe--.
After being taken home she left th ?
house unnoticed and started for th'-?
river. She was overtaken by her broth
er, who found her on banks of str am.
In our temporary quarters on the
Fourth Floor of the Peoples Na
tional Flank Paulding. We have
just received a complete new line
of the latest woolens, and we in
vite you to call and look them
over. Our work for a few days
after the fire was disarranged,
but we are now turning out work
with our customary prompt,
WE DO FIRST CLASS PRESS
ING AND REPAIRING.
Rooms 309-310, Peoples National
IS THE WAY PROVISIONS
KEPT, AND ARE, IF PLACED
WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SELLERS
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS RANK.
ROCK ISLOND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Leaned on Personal Collateral or Fteal Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President.
FI. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
It. It. Cable,
William H. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hurst,
H. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson & Hurst-
PORCH AND LAWN
HAMMOCKS, IN GREAT VARIETY. GO
CARTS, THE BIGGEST ASSORTMENT IN
THE TRI CITIES. PRICED FROM THE BOT
TOM UP. HEYWOOD CARTS, . ALWIN
CARTS, FOYER CARTS.
Davenport Furniture ativd
125-127 West Third street. Davenport, Iowa.