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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1902.
Published Dally andyweekly at 1634 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, lit Entered at the
Poitofflce at Second-class matter.
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Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Island county.
Friday, October 17.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN L. PICKERING.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
ANSON L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois.
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative Fourteenth Dis
trict, J. Y. LUSK.
For Representative Thirty-third Dis
trict, WILLIAM K. MOOEE.
For County Judge,
For Countv Clerk.
GEORGE W. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
And it is probable that the divinely
anointed l'.aer still thinks he is ripht.
Cadillac, Mich., had two inches of
snow this week. Marquette had a
two-hour snow storm.
The mine operators have declared
that they will not acknowledge thr
rights of the miners union, and yet
they have done so by recognizing
Mitchell as the spokesman for their
Senator Dolliver is the ingenious
inventor of the idea that the trusts
will kill each other by competition.
It is to be presumed the senator has
prreat faith in the story of the snake
that swallowed itself!
Prince Henry started from Berlin
to Darmstadt in his new "mobile and
had the usual experience. Machine
broke down and he had to stay all
night with the proprietor of a repair
shop. He was traveling incognito.
Senator Spooner is hotly advoca
ting the rights of labor now that a
congressional campaign is in prog
ress, but it will not be forgotten that
Spooner is the man who drew up the
injunction forbidding the Northern
Pacific employes to strike several
President Mitchell, of the miners,
has forced consideration by a board
of arbitration of nine out of the thir
teen demands submitted by him tc
the operators originally, to say noth
ing of triumphing in the greater priu
ciple that grievances between capital
and labor be submitted to arbitra
tion. Some one has suggested a substi
tute for. coal as follows: Soak a
brick, in coal oil, put it in the stove
and set it on fire. The plan in detail
is as follows: Huy a stove made by
the stove trust, a pail sold by the tin
plate trust,-oil from the oil trust, a
match from the match trust, whicli
indirectly also calls for a tribute to
the lumber trust, and the sulphur
trust. By the time you have done all
this you'll be so hot you won't care
whether the coal strike is settled or
the north pole found.
It is with much regret that The
Argus withdraws the name of Tom
,. -.nrshnll from the list of demo
cratic candidates appenring in the
columns of this paper. While Mr.
Marshall informed The Argus at the
outset that he could not accept the
nomination and has since reiterated
that position. The Argus has contin
ued to carry Mr. Marshall's name a
the party's congressional nominee
until formally removed from the field
of candidates by the committee as
was done last evening. The Argus
has regarded the nomination of Mr.
MarshalJ as an exceptionally strong
one and is confident that had he con
sented to stand would have been
Another Edwards School Law.
Alfred Bayliss is the republican
candidate for -state school superin
tendent. It will be remembered that
the last legislature passed a law very
similar to the Edwards law and that
it was vetoed by Gov. Yates, so strong
was -the pressure of public sentiment
cn that point. One bill was defeated
in the house. Another was passed by
the senate and in some way sneaked
through the house. Bayliss is the
man behind the gun in bolh of these
measures. He is an advocate of such
legislation, antl therefore he should
The Coal MiningIndnstry.
Interesting facts relating to the
labor in coal mines of the country
are presented in a report just made
by the geological survey. From 1S0S
to lfMH, inclusive, the statistics of
coal production were as follows: In
1898 the average number of men em
ployed was 401.221, and they averaged
1M) working days during the year,
producing 219.974.GG7 XTiiuCT toiM of
coal, valued at $20S,OOO,8j0.
In 1S99, 410.365 men. working 214
days, produced 25.1.739,992 short tons,
valued at $256,077,434. In 1900, 44S.-
581 men, working 212 days, produced
269.682,827 short tons, valued at $.".06.
671,364. In 1901, 485,544 men. working
216 days, produced 293.298,516 short
tons, valued at $348,910,469.
In 1898 the average price of coal
per tou was 95 cents; in 1899 it -.was
$1.01; in 1900 it was $1.14; in 1901 It
According to the two great divisions
of the coal industry, the bituminous
and the anthracite, the statistics arc
as follows: In the bituminous coal
industry in 1890, 192,201 men, working
226 days, produced 111,302.322 shoi
tons, valued at $110,420,801, an aver
age of 2.56 tons per man per day, and
of 59 tons per man per year. In
1895, 239,962 men. working 194 days,
produced 135.118,912 short tons, and
of 563 tons per man jer year.
In 19()0, 304.375 men. in 234 days,
produced 212,314,912 short tons, val
ued at $220,913,513, or 2.9S tons per
day and 697 tons per man per year.
In" 1901, 340.235 men. in 225 days," pro
duced 225.826,849 short tons, valued a
$236,406,449. or 2.94 tons per man per
day, and 664 tons per man per year.
The average price of bituminous
coal per short ton in lS'H) was 90
cents: in 1S95, 86 cents; in 1900, $1.04;
in 190U. $1.05.
In the anthracite mines in 1890 the
number of miners was 126,000, who in
200 days produced 46.46S.641 short
tons, valued at $66,393,772. the average
production being 1.85 tons per man
per day and 369 tons per man per
year. In 1805, 142,917 men produced
in 196 days 57.999,337 short tons, val
ued at $82,015,272, an average of 2.07
short tons per man per day and of
406 tons per man per year.
The average price per short ton of
anthracite coal in 1890 was $1.43; in
1895 it was $1.41; in 1900 it was $1.49.
and in 1901 it was $1.67.
In the last 12 years the number of
workers in the anthracite mines in
creased from 126.000 in 1890 to 145.O00
in 1901, or over 15 per cent. During
the sjime period the number of men
in the bituminous mines increased
from 192.204 to 340,235, or a little over
77 per cent.
Statistics of accidents in the mines
in the calendar year 1901 show that
1.467 men were killed. 3,463 were in
jured, and that- 188.668 tons of coal
were mined for each life lost. In the
bituminous mines of the country 954
men were killed and 2,400 were in
jured in a total of 340.235 men at
work. In the anthracite mines 513
men were killed and 1,234 were in
jured in a total of 145,300 at work.
The statistics for Pennsylvania
alone show 301 men killed, 656 men in
jured, and an average of 273,288 shor
tons. of coal mined for each life lost
in the bituminous mines; and 513 men
killed, 1.243 men injured, and an aver
age of 131.524 short tons of coal min-
eu for eacli life lost in the anthra
It is interesting to note that in
Pennsylvania the number of short
tons of bituminous coal mined per
life lost was a little more than dou
ble the number of short tons of coal
mined per life lost in the anthrncite
Gained Forty Pounds In Thirty Days.
Fr' several months our younger
brother had been troubled with indi
gestion. He tried several remedies,
but got no benefit from them. We
purchased some of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets and he
commenced taking them. Inside of
30 days he had gained 40 pounds in
flesh. He is now fully recovered. We
have a good trade on the tablets.
Holley Bros., Merchants, Long
Branch, Mo. For sale by all drug
gists. For a pleasant physic take Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
Easy to take. Pleasant in effect.
For sale by all druggists.
Use Allen's Foot EaMt
A powder to be shaken into the
Bhoes. Your feet feel swollen, ner
vous and hot, and get tired easily. If
you have smarting feet or tight
shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools
the feet, and makes walking easy.
Cures swollen, sweating feet, ingrow
ing nails,- blisters and callous spots.
Relieves corns and bunions of all pain
and gives rest and comfort. Try it
today. Sold by all druggists and
shoe stores for 25c. Trial package
free. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le
Koy, N. Y.
Spent More Than Sl.OOO.
W. W. Baker, of Plainview, Neb.,
writes: "My wife suffered from lung
trouble for 15 years. She tried a num
ber of doctors and spent over $1,000
without relief. She became' very lov
and lost all hope. A friend recom
mended Foley's Honey and Tar, and.
thanks to this great remedy, it saved
her life. She enjoys better health
than she has known in years. Ho
tline substitutes. All druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Bridegroom's Ears.
In the good old days when New
York was called New Amsterdam
there lived near Bowling Green a rich
Dutchman. Gerrit Ten Brock, whose
daughter Anneka was the apple of his
eye. Anneka was seventeen, and her
father thought it high time that he
should arrange a marriage for her, for
in those days girls were married much
younger than now and had very little
to say in the choice of a husband.
Ten Brock was engaged in the fur
business with one Ten Eycke, Ten
Eycke busing furs in Albany which
Teu Brock sold in New York. The
two Tons were not only partners in
business, but bosom friends. One day
Ten Broek wrote his partner:
Anneka is now old enough to be mar
ried. What has become of your son
Peter? I remember him as a little boy.
and he promised to be a tine looking
man, except that his ears, which were
very large, stuck out singularly from his
head. His mother was' trying to alter
their position. I trust she succeeded.
However, this has nothing to do with
what I have in mind. As I said. Anneka
is old enough to he married. What do
you say to uniting our business for an
other generation at least by marrying
your son to my daughter?
To this Ten Eycke replied:
Tour plan of marrying my son to
your daughter is a very good one. The
only trouble In the way is the defect you
mention. Peter is very sensitive about it,
and I fear I shall not be able to persuade
him to marry any one. However, I will
see what I can do in the matter.
After much coaxing Peter was won
over to the plan. A betrothal was
made by letter, for ships sailed Infre
quently between New Amsterdam and
Albany In those days, and the Journey
was too troublesome to be taken when
it could be avoided. At least tills was
the reason given by the parents of the
contracting parties. The real reason
was it was feared if Anneka after see
ing her betrothed should have time to
act before the wedding she would re
fuse to be married. Anneka was bro
ken hearted over the matter, though
her father could not find out whether
it was the deformity that troubled her
or that she had a lover of whom he
However, he paid no attention to his
daughter's repugnance to the match,
and it was arranged between him and
Ten Eycke that Peter should come
down to New Amsterdam on the loop
Katrina, leaving Albany on the 5th of
October, 1CS0, for the purpose of belli?
married. Every preparation was uiade
for the wedding the parlor , swept
clean, the dining room and kitchen
(they were one) scrubbed and no end of
cakes made. At 11 o'clock in the morn
ing of Oct. 7 a young man appeared at
the front door, gave a loud rap and
when admitted announced himself as
Teter Ten Eycke.
When Gerrit Ten Brock saw his enor
mous oars, nearly the size of a don
key's, and how they stuck out on each
side, flapping when their owner
walked, his heart misgave him. How
could he luflict such a deformity upon
his daughter? His neighbors would Iks
forever laughing at him, in their
sleeves If not openly. Nevertheless a
Dutchman of those days never gave up
a purpose. Gerrit had no thought of
receding from his plan, but a natural
tenderness for his only child Induced
him to comfort her.
"We will not hasten matters, my
dear," be said. "Tomorrow will be
time enough for the wedding, or, if you
like, next week. Meanwhile you will
"If I must marry him," said Anneka,
"let It be at once."
"What as soon as he has arrived?"
"Yes. I am ready now."
"Very well, my child, since you wish
It was a strange wedding procession
that walked up what Is now Broadway
to the church. The ears of the groom
flapped in the wind, and the towns
people crowded the wedding party to
get a view of him, not scrupling to
vent their mirth In loud guffaws. In
the church the dominie had a hard
time to keep the people from unseemly
behavior and hurried through the
service so rapidly that few heard the
words, and If the couple had been
nans and Mary Instead of Teter and
Anneka no one would have known the
difference. When the twain were pro
nounced man and wife and they had
turned and faced the people to leave
the church, the groom put his hands to
his ears and, to the surprise of every
one, pulled them off.
For a time there was a silence, after
which came at Intervals explosions of
laughter as the phlegmatic Dutch
men one after another got it into
their heads that the man had worn
false ears. Meanwhile the bridal cou
ple started down the aisle, the groom
grinning from ear to ear, the bride
smiling contentedly on his arm.
At the door Gerrit Ten Broek came
running up to them to ask what it all
meant, but was stopped by a stranger
who appeared on the scene with ears
somewhat larger than the usual size,
though not especially noticeable. He
announced himself as Peter Ten Eycke.
"And who are you?" asked Gerrit
of the groom.
"Midshipman Jack' Somerset of his
majesty's ship Terrible. I have loved
your daughter since I came into port
a week ago and, bearing that you
wanted a son-in-law with donkey ears,
concluded to accommodate you."
Now, Gerrit Ten Broek had been
very much troubled about his son-in-law's
deformity, and Teter Ten Eycke
had a ladylove In Albany. The con
sequence was that the wedding party
went back to the house and ate the
wedding feast, nil well satisfied. When
the Terrible sailed for England, Jack
Somerset took his bride with him, and
she became In time one of the promi
nent social women In England.
COINT1 TEMPLE. .
Oct. 16. John .1. Miers to Bock Isl
and Mutual Building. Loan SL- "Savings
association, s'-. lot 8. block 2. Second
add., Kdgeuood Park. Bock Island,
John Tindall, by executors, to
George McConnell and Clarence Mc
Connell, ni,, nw4, sw'4, mv'i, 6, 10,
E. Vanderburgh to J. H. Wynn. lot
7. block 1, R. Walker Place, Moline,
George C. Lee to Carl J. C. P.lohn:.
lot 1, block 4. East Bock Island add..
Henry C. Odell to A. A. Wolfersper
ger, nw4, 9, 20, 2c, $6,000.
TIPS TO TRAVELERS.
One hundred miles shortest to
Chattanooga, Queen & Crescent
Queen & Crescent fast line to Bir
mingham and New Orleans. Two fast
trains dail; .
Only through car line to Asheville,
N. C, Queen & Crescent route and
Queen & Crescent service Cincin
nati to Atlanta and Jacksonville, the
best in the country.
I. O. (). F. Meeting "t Clinton.
The C. B. & Q. will have on sale for
the above meeting Oct. 20, 21 and 22
tickets to Clinton, Iowa, and return
at the rate of $1.50, good to return
until Oct. 25.
C. B. & Q. will have on sale Oct. 6 to
IS tickets to Peoria and return at the
rate of $3.65 for the round trip, good
to return until Oct. 20. Three trains
daily. Inquire of C. B. & Q. ticket
agent or telephone 1599.
Duhiiqne Fall Festival-
The C. B. & Q. railway will have on
sale Oct. 15 and 16 tickets to Du
buque and return at rate of $2.S5.
good to return until Oct. 17. Through
car service and two trains daily. Tel
ephone 1599 or inquire of C, B. & Q.
KansaH City Horse Show
For the above occasion the C, B. A
Sr Q. railway will have on sale from
Oct. IS to 22. inclusive, tickets to
Kansas City and return at rate of
$11.25. good to return until Oct. 27.
Telephone 1599 or impure of (.'., B. Jt
& Q. ticket agent.
America's Famous lleantles.
Look with horror on skin erup
tions, blotches, sores, pimples. They
don't have them, nor will anyone,
who uses Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It
glorifies the face. Eczema or salt
rheum vanish before it. It cures
sore lips, chapped hands, chilblains.
Infallible for piles. 25 cents, at llartz
& Ullemeyer's drug store.
Bow Are Year Kidneys f
Dr. Hobb-8psram Pill care all kidney Ills. 8in
Bla f res. Add. burling Bemeoi Co..Cbicao or M. Y
a m a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a m .
I T T ""l" "i a a a a a a a a a
n 1 1 1 1 1 iM intn n in 1 1
Slow healing sores are unsightly, pain
ful and dangerous. They are a constant
care end source of anxiety and worry.
Chronic, slow healing 6ores are fre
quently the after effects of some long
debilitating sickness that leaves the con
stitution weakened and the blood in a
polluted, run down condition, when a
scratch, cut, 6imple boil or bruise, be
comes a fearful looking ulcer that grows
and spreads, eating deeper end deeper
into the flesh in spite of everything that
can be done to check its progress. Old
people whose blood is below the standard
and the circulation sluggish, are often
tormented with face 6ores, and indolent,
sickly looking ulcers upon the limbs that
give them hardly a moment's rest from
pain and worry.
Ordinary sores PunfV the BlOOd
are liable to be- ,
come chronic Heal the OOl C
when the blood
is too weak to throw off the germs and
poisons, and no amount of external treat
ment will heal them, but they continue
to grow worse and worse, and many
times terminate in that most horrible of
all human maladies, Cancer.
. S. S. S. cures slow healing sores by
purifying and invigorating the germ
laden, vitiated blood and purging the
system of all corrupt matter, thus strik
ing at the real cause and removing every
hindrance to a rapid cure, and this is the
only possible way to reach these deeply
rooted, dangerous places. S. S. S.
strengthens and tones up the circulation,
and supplies ncu,
nutritious blood for
the rebuilding of the
healing the sore,
when you get rid of
the old plague spot for all time.
If you have a slow healing, stubborn
sore, write us about it, and our Physicians
will advise you without charge.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta. 6a.
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$2.50 to $3.50. Reduced prices on Overgait
crs and Eejins.
MAN OR WOMAN,
BOY OR GIRL.
THIS SEASOX'S PHENOMENAL INCREASE IX lU'SINESS FROYES
THE POPULARITY OF THIS STOKE. IT PROYES THIS: Til AT WHEN
PEOPLE LEA RX FOR A SOLI t) FACT TH AT THEY CAN' P. FY CI.OTII
IX(J OX EASY PAYMENTS AS CHEAPLY AS AT CASH STOKES. THEY
APE GOING TO DO IT.
YE HAVE A STOCK OF CLOTHING. HATS AM) SHOES WHICH FOK
STYLE AN I) QUALITY IS SIXOXD TO NONE IX THIS CITY.
WE ALSO SELL I'XOEKWEAU AND CM IS U ELLAS ON EASY 1MY
P.EAIi IX MINI) THIS FACT. WE AKE AMERICA'S CKEATEST
CREDIT CLOTHIERS; WE AHE MAXFFACTL'KEKS AND OPERATE
STORES, SELLIXC. DIRECT FROM MAKER TO WEARER.
A Few Price Suggestions:
Ladies' Suits . . .f7..r0 to $40
ladies' Jackets. 5 00 to 30
Silk Waists 3.00 to 10
Ladies' Skirts. . . 2.50 to 35
Trimmed Hats.. 2.00 to 10
Stylish Shoes. . . 2.00 to 5
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Men's Suits $6.50 to $25 Jj? fV!)
Men's Overcoats. 6.50 to 25 g -4yv
Hoys' Suits..... 5.00 to 12 vTsl
Children's Suits. 2.50 to 5 73T:'-
Men's Hats 1.50 to 3 V i A PA MJ
Men's Shoes 1.50 to 5 VW'JCV K
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