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THE AKGUS, SATUHDAY. A I -GUST 24. 1907.
THE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1C24
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postomec as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 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.
J ft imnnV
Saturday, August 24, 1907.
early airship trips between Chicago
ami New York. Time, three hours;
fare, $1; each car to hold loo people.
The voyaging is to lie literally hy "ily-
er. -No balloons attached; no gas man
need apply for a job.
These announcements stir to unhe
lief, hut are good for the imagination.
It is propir to greet them with expres
sions of polite and incredulous inter
est. A hundred years ago many per
sons greeted Robert Fulton's promises
just that way, waile many others were
If the Denver man is right, his tri
umph will be superb. If he is not, an
other Darius Green will have failed.
Somebody else will in the latter event
continue to take the flying machine
possibility as seriously as The Hague
conference takes the dirigible balloon
actually. Laugh as one may at the idea
of dollar trips by air from Michigan
avenue to Broadway, there remains
that terrific concentration of human
thought on the problem of sky sailing.
Some day this force may add the air
to man's other kingdoms.
;inning to talk
Melons tor cutting purposes
ported scarce in Wall street.
Nobody seems to have deserted hie
kfy on the political wires.
Let's see, did Morocco send dele
gates to the great Peace Conference'.'
What a delightful sea breeze is that
which lias been blowing today. Yu:i
can almost taste the salt.
Docs all conventions of postmaster:;
mean that Hitchcock is organizing
them for his old chief Cortelyou?
A New York mathematician has fig
ured it out that tho cost of living has
not increased. Here is another case
where figures won't lie, but they fool
Happiness consists in the absence of
Truth, content mont. patience and
mercy belong to great minds.
Little things should not lie despised.
Many straws united will bind an elephant.
It can never 1k safe to unite with an
enemy. Water, though heated, will soon
He who removes another from dan
ger and he who removes terror from
the inlud are the greatest of friends.
Courage is tried in war. integrity in
the payment of debt and interest, tho
faithfulness of a wife iu poverty and
friendship in distress.
Every one looking downward be
comes impressed with the idea of his
own greatness, but looking upward
feels his own littleness.
ITo who In your presence speaks
kindly, but in your absence seeks to
injure, must Ik; rejected like a bowl
of poison covered with milk.
OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.
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Mote money is needed for the Pan
ama canal and congress will be asked
to appropriate $S. n m i.Oi it i in ii1L. urgent,
deficiency bill. It conies high, but we
must have it.
Thi:; a'tack on corporations . is get
ting to be something serious. Some
thing has got to he done. Wall street
men are selling their autos ami rid
ing In street cars just like every day
folks. It's terrible.
The earnings of the tariff protected
Strel trust for the la.t quarter show
a net profit of $ I.",r.ii::,7'i5, which allow
ed the corporation to add $ 1 S.Miii.tiiin
to its surplus after ptovidiug for in
t'ust on bonds and regular dividends
on its watered stocks. Yet the stand
patters declare the tat ill' on steel must
net be touched so as to allow the trust
to continue to plunder the American
people and add to the millions of its
Obedience of Orders.
A naval commander in the reign of
Queen Anne was ordered to cruise with
a squadron within certain limits on the
coast of Spain. Ilavimr received infor
mation that a Spanish Meet was iu Vi
po, beyond his limits, he resolved to
risk his personal responsibility for the
pood of his country. He accordingly
attacked and defeated the Spani: !i fleet
with uncommon gallantry. When ho
Joined the admiral under whom he
served, he was ordered under arrest
and was asked if he did not know that
by the articles of war he was liable to
be shot for disobedience of orders.
replied with trreat composure that
he was very sensible that he was, but
ndfed, "The man who is afraid to risk
Ids life In any way when the porvl of
Ids country requires it is unworthy of
a command in. her majesty's service."
Thi thirteenth president of th- I'nited States sueeeoded to the presidency
at the death of Zaehary Taylor. .Inly p. 10,0. He was born in Cayuga county,
N. V.. in ISoo. For many years he practiced law at Itufl'alo. He served sev
eral terms in congress 'and was elected vice president o'.i the Whig ticket with
Zaehary Taylor in ISIS. During his presidency diplomatic relations were
established with Japan, and the famous slavery compromise, measures were
passed. Pillniore was the candidate of the Know Nothing party In 1S."'., but
veceived tho electoral vote of only one state, Maryland. He died iu ltuffulo
THE RAID ON MINERVA ISLAND.
! Any harbor
Nashville Tetineseeaii : The demo
cratic voters iu the I'nited States hold it
in their power this minute and wi'l
continue to hold it in their jMiwer until
the closing id' the polls in l'.a'S, to elect
a democratic president. ' They hold it
in their power to nominate and elect
William .1. Ilryan. IJut to do this tin?
trust interest must be nullified i;i
democratic polities. The is.-ue mut
bp on drawn and written with all the
fearful sincerity of the zealot. It is
that of the people the real creators
of real wealth and real values ami re-il
justice against the spurious ami des
potic despoilers of their constitution
and Cod-given rights. The name of th"
issue signifies nothing; the spirit an i
the principle, everything.
Coughing In kiou of Oratory.
A singular fashion which prevailed
among the preachers of Cromwell's
time was that of eoi'ghing or hemming
in the middle of ft sentence in order
to attract the attention of the con
pregation. The necessity of continually
attracting thf attention of the listeners
could not have argued well for the
brilliance of the sermons. Some au
thorities say that the preachers coughed
merely as an or iament to speech. At
any rate, when the sermons were print
ed, as many of them were, the coughs
and hems were always indicated on
the margin of the page. St. Louis Re
public. DeWitt's Kidney and Pladder Pills
are best for backache and weak kid
neys, bold by all druggists.
Hi-van anil Tall.
The Milwaukee Journal's canvass
to ascertain presidential sentiment
throughout the country, brought sig
nificant results. The Journal address
ed inquiries to the iditors of Inn imp.
pendent newspapers asking for the
sentiment in their respective sections
an to the candidates of both parties or
There were -X5 answers received,
re presenting that many congressional
districts. To answers as to republican
candidates showed Secretary Taft to
be to far in the lead as to be a clear
favorite throughout the country, should
Rooiievelt refuse to accept a renomina
tion. The vote for Tatt was nearly
double that of all the other so-called
candidates combined, and nearly seven
times creator than that of the next
highest one on the list. This is a very
significant showing. It makes it clear
that Taft is quite as much a favorite
son in all the states as he is in Ohio.
It makes it clear also that, barring
some unforeseen developments, Taft
will be his patty's nominee next year
should Roosevelt refuse another nom
ination. For democratic candidate Bryan has
a Mill greater lead over the other dem
Uoca ISlANCl U
In purses and card cases fash
ions change, and the current pro
ductions of these wares art
nothing shcrt of artistic.
Just now we are showing tame
new designs in German and
sterling silver chain styles at
$3.50 to $12.
Come in to see them.
Chicago to New York by Air.
By way of Denver, where the inven
tor has previously kept very still about
his business, comes the promise of
For Drunkenness, Opium,
"Yes, but you can't
"That's Minerva island. Occupied
and managed by women. They don't
nll"W any men there. Cot puns
mounted to protect the channel."
"(Jlil girjs vr yiung ones?"'
"Mostly young ones."
That was enough for the yachtsmen.
A council was held, and it was deter
mined to make a conquest of Minerva
island or die in the attempt. There
wore Lynn Pomeroy. Truby Miller,
L'eid Scarborough and Henry Rud
dock. The;; had all been graduated
the precedir.ff June in the same class
at ccdlege. ar.d Pomeroy. the wealthy
one of the let. had invited the lest for
a summer cruNe on Lis yacht, the Vul
can. Ten miuvitcs after the council
broke up they sailed between two
points of land up toward the harbor.
They bad not gone far before a Imat
put off from shore manned by six
girls in white, with blue sailor collars
and blue tam-o'-shanter hats with
white bands. They came alongside the
yacht, and one in the stern politely
requested the party to lceep off. Pom
eroy bowed nearly to the deck and
declared that he had come to make
au inspection of Minerva island and !
write up au account of it for the bene- j
ft of the women of America who were j
interested in it. He was informed!
that this would not be permitted.
Then, with a warning to proeed no I
farther, the boat was pulled away. I
The yacht sailed on up the channel
between two forts. Suddenly a dozen
girls in each fort sprang to ihe guns,
and two shots were tired simultane
ously. One cut away the yacht's bow- I
sprit; the other put a hole amidships.
This looked serious. The wreckage I
forward occasioned a loss of control,
and the yacht drifted down stern fore
most. As soon as possible the anchor
was dropped, and the Vulcan remain
ed hors de combat half a mile below
the forts. Not having guns aboard, an
offensive move was impracticable.
Soon after dark Henry Ruddock, a
scapegrace of the first order and th"
crack liar of ids class in college, hid
adieu to his shipmates and. plunging
into the water, struck out for the shore.
He got wilhin a few yards of it when
he gave a cry for help. A boat put out
from a landing, and. following bis cries.
I he was rescued. Taken ashore aud
revived, he was asked to explain.
I "Those nren on the yacht." he gasped,
j "are a set of devils. Just because I ad-
vocutod letting you young ladies alone
0,they pitched me overboard, knowing- I
I couldn't swim a stroke."
o "The wretches:" exclaimed the girls
2 at once.
5j "How I pot as far as I did I don't
j?!know. Permit me to thank you young
C ladies for my life." The last words
2 1 were epoken in a tremulous voice, and
the girls simultaneously exclaimed:
Nothing was heard aboard the yacht
of the man who had been "thrown
overboard." He was treated kindly by
the owners-and defenders of Minerva
Island and at once started a violent
love affair (concealed, of course) with
the captain of the battery. The next
evening Truby Miller was nulled iu
THE FARE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO ONLY 5 CENTS FROM MO
IT'S A GRAND TRIP UP ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI.
SUNDAY THERE WILL BE MUSIC AND DANCING AND A BIG BASE
BALL GAME BESIDES ALL OTHER, ATTRACTIONS.
MEALS AND REFRESHMENTS CAN BE HAD AT THE "HOUSE IN
MOTHERS BRING THE CHILDREN OUT HERE ON A PICNIC BE
FORE SCHOOL OPENS THERE ARE PLENTY OF AMUSEMENTS FOR
THEM AND YOU WILL ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE RESORT AND
ITS MANY AMUSEMENTS.
Petersen's Band Every Wednesday
Island. The governor scowled, and Mil
ler told his story. lie !;.id swum ashore
to inform the ladies that the men on
the yacht were intending to tow the
yacht past the forts at midnight with
the dingey, lie bad proteted, but
without avail, and had then resolved to
spoil the game.
The governor informed him that a
searchlight was in position and would
be used if the night was so dark that
it would be needed, but since the moon
would rise at 10 o'clock it would prob
ably not be needed. . She thanked him,
however, for his noble conduct and or
dered him treated well ti'l lie could
bo sent away.
No attempt was made to p.i-s the
forts, aud the next, day a man was
seen from the shore to cut the dingey's
painter and pull away from the yacht,
folToWoil by shots.' II was Scarbor
ough, whi came asho;e with another
cock and bull story about the men on
the yachi and their intention to steal
ashore in a body and put the denizens
of the inland to the swonl. The crew
on th" yacht now coni;od of Pom
eroy. who was obliged to tire revolvers
with both hands to make an appear
ance of men instead of a man. Then
Pomeroy deserted, and the four men
agro.Ml to protect tho women against
those who remained in the yacht, and
not one should get ashore if it required
all their four lives to prevent, it. The
yacht was now lying at anchor with
out a soul aboard.
Several days passed. The yachtsmen
averred that the deserted appearance
of the yacht indicated some underhand
cutthroat scheme was to be perpetrat
ed. On the evening of the fourth day
the men asked for a boat to reeon-
noiter. It was given them, and they
left the dock, never to be seen on It
again. The next morning the yacht
was nowhere to be seen, and four of
the girls failed to answer to roll call
namely, the captain of the battery, one
tutor and two seniors.
The governor called the community
j together in the chape! and pointed out
, the wisdom of their course in keeping
aloof from treacherous irijlll .,
guard of illiterate, red headed, snaggle
toothed ueu was hired to protect th
harbor. S UVNTCR IIAI.SKY. '
Done Daily in Rock Island Many Citi
zens Tell of It.
Nearly every reader has luard of
Doan's Kidney Pills. Their good wo. iv
in Rock Island still continues, and our
citizens are constantly adding endorse
ment by public testimony. No hotter
proof of merit can be had than the ex
perience ol Mends and nighobrs. Read
Mrs. Charles Iturns of 1MI Twelfth
street. Rock Island, III. says, "I was
troubled with severe kidney complaint
for some years. The pains across :ny
back and loins were so severe that I
could not stoop or lift any thing, and
finally became so severe that I bad le
give up my household duties. During
the night 1 was forced to get up nianv
times on account ol the too lreipunt
passage of the Kidney secretions wliici
I could not control, ami this together
with tin; continual pains left me in a
very worn out condition in the morn
ing. I was rapidly losing weight. My
appetite hail left me and I was com
pletely discouraged. The remedies I
tried did not give me any relief and a'f
my doctor bills were simply wastod
money. A friend told me about loan'.;
Kidney Pills, and I sent to the Harpe
1 louse pharmacy and procured a box
and took them according to directions.
In a few days I felt relief. The pains
left me aud I could sleep well at
nights. 1 took three boxes of Doati'.;
Kidney Pills and was then compl tely
curenl and have not had any torin ol
kidney trouble since. Doan's Kidney
Pills are a sure and safe cure for kid
For sale by all dealers. Price a1'
cents, Foster-Milburn company
in N. Y.. sole agents for tho
Remember the name Hoan's an 1
take no other.
IS THE WAY PROVISIONS SHOULD BE
KEPT, AND ARE, IF PLACED IN A
WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SELLERS
PORCH AND LAWN
HAMMOCKS, IN GREAT VARIETY. GO
CARTS, THE BIGGEST ASSORTMENT IN
THE TRI CITIES. PRICED FROM THE BOT
TOM UP. HEYWOOD CARTS, . ALW1N
CARTS, FOYER CARTS.
eO fCk U jOt& T MorPhinB fl the dingey under cover of the darkness
W WOtnernrug using, past the forts up to the main dock near
. W the Tobacco Habil
where were the principal buildings of
the community. He, too, was "pitched
overboard" and, reaching the dock.
asked the first woman he met to take
0 wight, iik at onco. before, the rovernor of the
Railroad to Iceland.
The Icelandic government has finally
decided to build a railroad in Icelano.
It will In: about AT miU-s long and run
through a fertile part of the country.
It is said thai a similar toad was plan
ned some years ago by an American
but it fell through. If von contemplate
huing a medicine for that poor, tiro 1
stomach of yours wV urgently recom
mend Hosteller's Stomach Piitors, f ti
the main reason that it always cures.
It. is composed of absolutely pure in
gredients ami those best adapted for
strengthening the entire digestive sys
tem, and feir curing poor uppctit'J,
belching, bloating, headache, iiyspep-
ia. indigestion, costive'iiess, bilious
ness, temnic ills, cramps, (tiarrnoea. or
malaria, fever and ague. Try a bott'
today and see for your self how niucn
good it will do you. Insist on bavin
Prows That Parasites
Vine-tenths of the diseases of th
scalp and hair aie caused by paras'u,'
germs. The importance of this discov
ery by Professor I'nna. of the Chaiiiy
hospital, Hamburg. C.einianv. can not
be overestimated, it explains why or
dinary hair preparations, even of tit."
most expensive character fail to cure
dandruff, because they do not. and
they can not kill the dandruff germ.
The only hair preparation in t ie world
that nositivclv destroys the dandru'f
parasites mat narrow up rue scaip ou i
calos called scurf or dandruff, is Now
ro's Herpicide. In addition to its d-
stroying the dandruff germ Herpiciu -
is also a delightful hair dressing. So'd
bv leading druggists. Send 1"c in
tamps for sample to the Herpicide Co..
Detroit. Mich. Sold in two sizes. ..n.
and S1.00. T. H. Thomas, special
Davenport Furniture a.id
125-127 West Third street. Davenport, Iowa.
Investigate for Yovirself.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cured in one to
three days. Ita action on the Bystem
13 remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and tne dis
ease immediately disappears. The first
dose greatly benefits; 75 cents and $1.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue, Rock Island; Gustave Schlegel &
oon, 220 West Second street, Davea
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
acts gently upon the bowels and clears
the whole system of coughs and colds
If promptly relieves inflammation of
the throat and allays irritation. Sold
by all druggists. ' '
"When T was coming home last
night," saiel Miss Skeery, "I saw a man
skulking along iu the shadow. Oh,
how I ran:" "An' couldn't you catch
ldiiiV" Iiuiuired her little brother in
nocently. ( Meveland Leader.
The Ones That Sold.
Father Well, how does your hus
band succeed with his art? Doe he
sell any pictures? Daughter I should
think so! Why, there is not a single
one left of those you pave us for a
wedding present! ITiegeude Matter.
If you can't be careful of what you
say, be careful to whom you Bay it
Holla New Era.
We Kuarnntce to either cure or refund
the money to any utferer from Itching,
nieedini? or Trotrudlng Piles who faith
fully and properly uses
Dr. A. W. Chase's
Rev. T. B. Roberta of 10J Marshall St..
Bvraeuse, N. Y., says: "For nine years I
suffered from itching and protruding piles
which were so bad that they necessitated my
absence from professional duties. I used
numirom remedies and underwent one opera
tion without relief, but by using Dr. A. W.
Chase's Ointment I am now permanently
i cured." 50c a box. All dealers or Dr. A. W.
Sometimes its' a dillicult matter to convince some people, but if yon
are reasonable and appreciative we will be able to convince you that
our modern plan of loaning money confidentially on furniture, pianos,
horses, wagons, etc.. is the easiest, safest and most convenient when
in need of money' quickly.
Long experience and careful study have enabled us to greatly mod
ify tho methods ot conducting this business, aud we have eliminated
many of tho expensive and objectionable features. Our rales are the
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We guaraiitte a square deal at the start also at the finish. Shall
we send our confidential agent to give you details?
MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
Peoples National Bank Bldg. Telephone Old West 122
Room 411, Rock Island, III. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings, to 9 p. m.
For Sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
H. E. CASTEEL, L. D. MUDGE, II. B. SIMMON,
President. Vice President. Cashier.
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Stock, f 100,000. Four irr Cent Intercut raid oa Deposits.
C. J. Larkin,
J. J. LaVelle,
H. . Casteel,
L. D. Mudge,
II. D. Mack,
M. S. Heagy,
H. B. Simmon,
II. II. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Robinson,
E. D. Sweeney,
H. W. Tremana.
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of the com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial Agent
for Non-Residents, Women. Invalids, and others.