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Monday, December 14. 1903.
(iov. Yates is now down in the south
part of the state telling the people
what u jjootj governor he is. No other
luan ii the state lias the nerve to
otand up and talk about himself as
does the governor. The governor
seems to have n low opinion of the in
telligenre of the people of Illinois.
The farmers in all parts of the
country are complaining that heef on
the hoof is disoouragingly low. and
from every city comes the cry that
beef ready for the cook is ruinously
high. Yet some people tell us that
trusts are organized for the benefi
cent )uriof of reducing prices to the
It. is said in New York now that
Mayer Low will not be appointed am
bassador to France by President
Uoosevelf. tien. IVrter's Manhattan
house has been lea.-ed for a term of
years, indicating that he does not ex
pect to be recalled, l'rior to the re
ceut New York city election it was
stated with confidence that if Mayor
Low was defeated he would be given
the p;.s;t at l'aris.
In Cierniany they are beginning to
cut down trees by electricity. A platu
mini wire is heated to a white heat by
tin electric current and used like a.
saw. The tree is then cut flown much
more quickly than in the old way,
taking only one-eighth of t lie time.
The process makes no sawdust and
shows other advantages, its economy,
however, being its chief recommenda
tion, anil giving assurance that if will
be widely adopted.
Urans special enemies at home
show some signs of irritation over the
flue impression the Xebraskan is
really making in England. In any event.
Mr. Bryan captured completely the
London Times by his oratory, which
has lauded 'the dignity and literary
beauty" of his speeches, comparing
him even with Lord. Kosebery as an
orator which is about as far as the
Times could go in praising the speech
es of anv man.
Mayor Sam Jones, of Toledo, was
on his- way home from a trip to Texas
recently and found on arriving at
Chattanooga that he was out of cash.
He had his check b6ok in his pocket,
but with characteristic eccentricity
pawned his watch for $3 and proceed
ed on his way, arriving in Toledo with
about half a dollar left. The "story
became public when he received his
watch from ChattanKga in exchange
for a check which he might just as
well have used there.
High Tariff: Keduced Wsgei.
Thirty-two thonsarJ operatives in
the cotton mills of Xevv England have
had their wages cut 10 per cent and
they do not view lower wages and
higher cost of living as prosperity for
them whatever it may be for the pro
tected tru.-ts. Then again the em
ployes' of the American Tin I'lnte com
pany, part of the steel trust, have re
turned to work at a 20 per cent re
duction of. their wages and they do
lYot feel prosperous". If the republi
can party had permitted the amend
ment 1o the Cuban reciprocity bill
abolishing the differential extra duty
on 'refined sugar, the saving of seven
or eight million dollars to the cotton
ami tin plate operatives and other
consumers would have helped to tide
over the long cold winter that has
just begun. Jlut the sugar trust was
more influential with republican con
gressmen than the people and by tak
ing oft 20 per cent of the fluty on Cu
ban ia.v sugar they presented the
sugar trust with the opportunity to
make, as increased profit, almost to a
dollar what the people would have
saved by the abolishing of the extra
duty on refined sugar, which the
democratic, amendment, proposed to
abolish. The leaders of this same re
publican congress have agreed witb
President Hoosevelt that reciprocity
for the sugar trust and Cuba was the
most important legislation that was
necessary, and they have, further
agreed that no reform of the tariff iii
its shelter to the trusts is needed.
With no reduction or abolition of tar
iff taxes' the numerous trusts, that
are protected like the sugar trust, can
continue to extort their enormous
profit. If the tariff taxes were re-ddt-ed
to a reasonable figure, enough
to produce what the government
necJ.-. honestly administered the
trusts Mould have to reduce their
profits to a corresponding ratio, or
competition from abroad would come
in and supply the market. - That, most
of the trusfs are able to make ample
profit, without any protective tariff
is shown by their Exporting their
profits to other countries and selling
them in comjietition with the foreign
manufacturers after paying the high
duties vhieh are demanded there. In
many instances it has proven that the
price, the trusts obtained abroad are
much less than they" charge our peo
ple. If the,, trusts, were making no profits
tut goods exported they Mould not
long continue such business, or be so
anxious to extend this trade by send
ing agents ti increase it, so the ex
cuse that the trusts are losing money
on the goods they are selling in for
eign markets, or dumping their sur
plus flr whatever it. will bring, is not
borne out by the facts. The trusts,
like other people. Mould not continue
to do a losing business and be seeking
more at the same unprofitable rate.
The steel trust is bidding on foreign
contracts against the English, (ier
man. French and Belgian manufac
turers, and successfully, too. at .".' per
cent less on some of its products. To
enable it to compete with the for
eigners on their own ground, it reduc
ed the Mages of its employes, but does
not lower the price of its products at
home. The workman, the farmer and
the balance of us would all be better
off if the tariff Mas reduced and com
petition Mas allowed to keep the trust
prices down. Tf the cost of living Mas
reduced one-third, the workmen could
afford to labor for less Mages, and
what a blessing the lower cost of liv
ing would be to those with limited in
comes! The farmer Mould get the
same price for what he raises under
a low tariff as he does under a high
tariff, because the price of agricul
tural products are based upon supply
and demand and no tariff can change
that immutable law, and the farmer
has no protection to aid him except
the fluty fin wool, and that has proven
to be a boomerang. The wholesale
and retail dealers make a larger per
centage of profits the cheaper they
can buy the goods they sell, so they
M'ctild gain by tariff reduction. The
whole army ,of those who work for
Mages, be the wages large fir small,
are benefited by a reasonable price
for all they buy. The high tariff adds
to these prices directly and in a much
greater proportion through the in
creased profits the trusts ami pro
tected monopolies charge under the
shelter of high protection. The re
publican masses feel that protection
is robbing them and are protesting,
the "Iowa idea" being. a sample pro
test. But the republicans have suc
ceeded in putting even that small ef
fort to sleep.
City council room. Kock Inland. Dec.
1-'. The council meet in adjourned
regular session at 2 o'clock p. m. May
fir Mct'onoehie presiding and all the
aldermen present except 11a use.
Aid. Kennedy moved that a recess
be taken to examine the plat of the
proposed Davenport. Hock island &
Northwestern switch track across
Third avenue at Forty-third street.
On reassembling Aid. Brooks offered
an amendment to the proposed ordin
ance granting the desired right, re
quiring the planking of the tracks,
On motion of Aid. nickel, the ordin
ance as amended granting the Daven
port. Kock Island : Northwestern
llaihvay company the right to con
struct a switch track across Third
avenue, wus considered and adopted
by unanimous vote.
Aid. Bobbins moved that the plat of
McCabe's First addition be referred
back to the owners as not accept
able to the council, and recommend
ing that such changes be made as
Mill If acceptable tf) the council.
Aid. Bobbins moved that the ques
tion of refusing improvements- to
lands which are sold by metes and
bounds instead of being platted, be
referred to the ordinance committee
and city attorney. Carried.
Adjourned on motion of Aid. Bir
kel. H. C. SCIIAFFEB.
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
Last Ixw Rate Excursion.
Dec. 8 the C. 11. I. & P. will sell
round trip homeseekers tickets to
points in Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory, also to a number of points in
Texas and Xew Mexico at the rate of
$13 for the round trip. For full in
formation call at depot or city office,
1829 Second avenue.
Let Them Gnaw.
The gnawing of the microbes which
Mark Twain insists everybody with
good ears can hear inside of him,
doesu't worry the man "with steady
nerves. Other things don't worry him
either. Coffee is a nerve-wrecker. Mo
X'on Cereal Coffee the perfect substi
tute for coffee calms the nerves and
clears the brain. Its flavor and aro
ma are as delicious as the most deli
cio'is coffee. Mocou, the food drink,
sharpens the appetite, makes you feel
like a crack athlete on the day of the
game. Man's best drink.
One II and red Dollars a Box
is the value H. A. Tisdale, Summerton,
S. C, places on DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. He says: "I had the piles for
20 years. 1 tried many doctors and
medicines, but all failed except De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. It cured
me." It is a combination of the heal
ing properties of witch hazel with an
tiseptics and eniolients; relieves and
permanently cures blind, bleeding,
itching and protruding piles, sores,
cuts bruises, eczema, salt rheum, and
a tin diseases. Sold by all druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
There is an adage, "Hell hath no
fury like a woman scorned." It Is not
to be supposed that this epigrammatic
statement is true in every case or In
many cases. It is intended to cover
isolated cases that is, where a woman
will deliberately set to work to injure
a man who has jilted her. There are
women thus treated who have pined
in secret and still loved. There are
cases where they have sacrificed for
the man who has turned them off.
But the woman who will stab and the
woman who will sacrifice are rare.
One evening at a" dinner party Hen
ry Wolcott was sitting beside Hester
Howe, to whom he Mas engaged, to be
married. A tall gltl with a flashing
black eye and a pair of full, sensuous
lips came in on the arm of her dinner
companion and took a seat directly
opposite the betrothed couple. Wol
cott turned pale. The lady who was
seating herself wns Kate Drummond,
and Wolcott had deliberately left her
after an affair of the heart to engage
himself to Hester Uowe. Miss Drum
mond had fascinated him in one way.
Miss Howe in another. The former
had worked on all that was sensual
In him, the latter on all that was spir
itual. Wolcott, whose nature was im
pressible in either way, finally yielded
to the good influence of Miss Bowe.
As soon as the lady entered, Wolcott
turned to his companion and talked
rapidly about- well, he did not know
what he talked. When he turned and
faced Miss Drummond he received a
cordial bow. The lady indicated that
sh3 wished to be friendly. Wolcott was
surprised. He fancied that she would
cut him. During the dinner she seemed
to be lu quite an exhilarated mood.
She congratulated Wolcott on his en
gagement and smiled affably on the
ladv of his choice. Before leaving the
table she exacted a promise from both
that they would dine with her at a giv
en date. Wolcott. who M-as jrreatly re
lieved at her friendliness when ho had
expected the reverse, thought it pru
dent to accept the invitation, and per
suaded Hester to join M'ith liHn.
When the dinner came off Kate
Drummond was seated at one end of i
the table, with Wolcott and his fian
cee on either hand. Wolcott in the
presence of his old flame felt, though
he did not reveal it. something of her
former influence. Kate brought her
snapping black eyes to bear on him.
and her tongue threw off a shower of
words all intended to impress him.
Hester sat very quietly eating her din
ner in a matter of fact M-ay, and her
betrothed could not but compare her
unfavorably with the more brilliant
"A philopena with you!"' said Kate to
Wolcott and handed him one of those
double kernels of the almond known by
"With all my heart."
"Henry." said his fiancee, suddenly
spriuging from indifference to an in
tense interest in what Mas going on be
fore her. "I do not care to have you eat
a philopena with any one except me.
Give it to me."
Wolcott cast a quick, troubled glance
from one of the girls to the other.
Kate was deathly pale. Hester's face
"You are forgetting, Hester," he said,
"that we are in the presence of a host
ess." "Give me the philopena." said Hes
ter. Kate looked on without a word,
but with an eye darting between the
two. Hester commanded with her
voice, but pleaded with her eyes.
Wolcott tossed the philopena before
her. She snatched it and held it tight
ly. Wolcott, glancing at Kate, saw
her eye fixed on his betrothed. It was
the eye of a serpent meditating a stroke
at one by whom it Mas about to lie
killed. But the stroke did not fall.
The scene passed as quickly as it came,
and apparently the social sky was se
rene. At least that is how It appeared
The betrothed couple did not remain
long after dinner. Hester told the
hostess that she was suffering from
a headache and begged to be excused.
When Wolcott took Kate's hand before
departing he noticed that it trembled.
He looked into her eye. and he fancied
that he saw despair.
Wolcott and his betrothed rode home
side by side without speaking. Some
thing was wrong, but he did not know
what it Mas. He Mas inclined to
blame Hester for her action, though
only on the ground that it was im
politic. He concluded to wait for an
explanation till they got home.
"Henry," said Hester before entering
the house, "you know aliout acids and
tests for nil sorts of things. I know
about your course in analytical chemis
try while in college. Go to the nearest
drug store and get some acids to make
a test with."
Wolcott was by this time so mysti
fied that he obeyed the order like a
lamb, wondering what would come
next. Returning with several vials and
strips of litmus paper, he found Hester
examining the philopena by a bright
"Test it for poison," she said.
Wolcott started, looked at her as
though he thought her bereft of her
senses, then did ber bidding. After ap
plying several tests he tried one that
produced an effect.
"Great heavens, it is poison!"
To Henry Wolcott ever afterward the
meetings of Kate and Hester were mat
ters of marvel. There were affable
words, expressions of interest, some
times, it would seem to an observer,
even that they loved each other. Wol
cott, who looked from behind the
scenes, saw in Hester one who held a
knife that she could drop at the slight
est rebellion, in Kate a slave who
cringed before her mistress.
J has the fine flavor and
fmorant aroma wnicn manes ii
a perfect substitute for coffee.
Made of sweet, wholesome grains.
"Don't say you can't drink cereal
coffee" until you've tried "Mocon".
It is delicious and appetizing.
Supposed hopeless coffee drinkers
like it from the first cup.
Man's best drink. Ask your grocer.
"Write for trial package Feee.
Central City Cereal Coffee Co
ypt - rrorw in., u. o. a.
DlRCCTION CtlAMBCRLIN. KINDT COMPANY.
Monday, Dec. I.
Dick Ferris presents the
WALTKU .lOXKS COMIC OPK1SA CO.
A Gorgeous Production of
Notable cast includes Walter Jones,
Kd D. IJedMay. George Henery. George
Kiske. Frank Farrington, .lames Stev
ens. I)aid Abrahams. Catherine Lin
yard, Nellie O'Neil, Harriet Packard,
Mile. Proto, Katherine Pearl Kedway,
Laura Witt, and 00 others.
ritlCKS-2: cents to $1.50.
Wednesday, Dec. 16.
oni: GLouiors night
of Classic. Comic Opera, by Americt.'s
most artistic Light Opera
Milh I'arnabee and MacDonald.
in the linot successful comic opera
cwr m l it ten. DeKoven & Smith's
melodious, humorous, ro
mantic R.OBIN KOOD.
Hear the great comic opera gems:
-O. Promise' Me." '"The Tinkers' thorn-."
"I'.roun October Ale." "Churn
ing." "Armourer's Sting." "St. Swith
en's Chimes. I'lie Jet P.Jack' Crow,"
"I Am the Sheriff of Nottingham."
I'.ostonians own artistic orchestra.
Prices: .l..jt, 7o and "0 cents.
Box seats. $- ' " " '
See Our Prices
Peanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Cocoanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Yankee peanut candy, per lb., 10c.
Chewing ertyun candyi all flavors,
per lb., 10c. ' .
Chocolate drops,) per lb.. 15c.
Ve have installed for the benefit
of our customers a new hot M-ater
apparatus for hot drinks of all
kinds and at all hours at a reason
able price of 5c per cup.
1S10 SEC0N.0 AVENUE.
Chicago Dental Company
If you are In need of dental work
jail on us before going elsewhere us
re can save you money. We use
nothing but the best of material aid
our work is guaranteed to be first
class in every respect. If you are in
aeed of a set of teeth call and .e our
thin elastic plate. We guarantee it
to fit in all cases and when all others
aave failed. We never ask you more
ihan our prices below.
Bone filling r. ...... .
Silver fillings . . 1.1 . ". .
Gold fillings, $1 and up
Gold crowns, 4 to 5
Set of teeth, $5 and up
115 set of teeth for
Office 1607 Second Ave.
EOCK ISLAND. - .
Drer Bpeldel's Drue Btor.
That's what they say
about our shoos. It isti'
hard to find the reason
either. Our shoes are
made to sell on their mer
its. Some shoes aie made
to sell, others are made to
wear. Ours are the
the kind that always
makes you come hack for
another pair. As for
prices you'll always find
them consistent with the
quality of the shoe; al
1705 Second Avenue.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
F L O K. I OA?
Yes. I am considering it.
Well. low round trip winter
tourist rates again in effect Oct.
1". to all tourist points in Flori
da ami the south.
In conne tion witn
Queen (Si Crescent
Good connections. through
sleepers, fine equipment, best of
Better write at once for full
J. S. McCL'LLOUGII.
N. W. P. A., 22: Dearborn, St.
G. 15. ALLEN. A. G. P. A.,
St. Louis, Mo.
The Neatly Gloved Hand
! the hand that wears the weli-ni-
tini;, well-wearing, weii-nmsi.cv.
H. f P. GLOVES.
They are made of the finest fra
Kor.ed skins.Md Kie that finishing
touch which well-dressed people
appreciate. They are stock! enough
(ir the best people andchepenous!
for the most economical people. "
k We sell them because they sell
more easily and give better s"h fac
tion than wy glare wc wn UviuUe.
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n rn"in.-M"i"H"i'i"M"H"i"H'i"i'i'-n-i"H 1 1
1 11 Hills fi
The man who insists on clothing that's
up to the minute in style, and that fits
and looks like high class custom work,
and yet won't tax your purse v-ery hea
ily.l In fact, the harder you are to please
thebetter we like it,for the more closely
you examine our clothing the more
favorably will you he impressed with
its superior merits.
Mens Suits from $7.50 Up.
Men's Overcoats from $6.00 Up.
Nothing Better Shown for this Money.
Gustafson &z Hayes,
The New Clothing Store
for Christmas Goods
WE WILL GO TO
FOR OUR GLOVES.
His stock is 1'rcsli
t r o m ( ilovorsville,
the style and prices
$1.25. $1.50, $1.75.
FUR LINED AT
$3.00 up to $10.00
$1.00 to $2.50.
Ladies' Golf Gloves
30c to $1.00.
Mufflers, the New Crown
well. $1.00 Up.
You can expect to
see just tlie up-to-date
thing in this
line at Lloyd's.
1IANDKERC1 II EES,
From the little bow
to the large Ascots
and the swell Puffs
in fancy boxes.
For. Christmas Gifts Go to
Ha.rper House Block
After the 1
i li A
: 1714 Second Avenue. HK
Worst of It.
The buyers do, who buy their ,
Mines, liquors, etc., at an uu-
reliable store. To secure the
best vintages, the priniest, mel-
lowest whiskies you should go
to a store that deals in nothing
but the best. Ye are judges of
fine goods in this line, and buy
only the choicest imported and
domestic liquors. VS
RETAIL LIQUOR STOBE.
Market Square, eor. Seventeentk j
Street and Third Avenu. y
Is the Place.
In all shades and grades
See our Fitte and
Silk lined bags, Leath
er Hat Cases for three