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THUAHGITS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1903
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Men's Shoes 52.50 and 53.50
Opp.x .Harper House, Cor. 19th St. and 2nd Ave.
Ill the Latent Christmas
Specialties in Thotos at 'Re
duced Prices Until Jan .
See our Fine Line of Mountings for Both
PLATINUM and PLATINO
Work. Give js ample Time to Get Your
Orders Ready for Christmsxs.
a rrc fix
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Stervgel, 15he Plumber,
Sit matter if it did occur 10, 20 or fcn 30 years ago.
Take another; you will enjoy it more than the first one
if you spend it in California especially if you go via the
Golden State Limited
Leaves Chicago and Kansas City, daily, Dee. 20 to April
11, for Los Angeles, Santa I.arbaia and San Francisco.
Southern route by way of EI Paso and the Southern Pa
eifie. through a land where winter is unknown.
Fast as the fastest. Finer than the finest.
Tickets, berths and literature at this office.
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Extra particular dressers
in Paris and New York are
insisting that their shoes
show the new high Mexican
You can see it in this
store -and it is natty
It Is shown on our lace
boot for women,
The rest of the shoe is
kid vamp-kid top patent
tip, and close edge welt sole
Pir Price 5.85
307 TWENTIETH ST
Telephone Union 731
Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone Nnrtn 6281
When 3011 hare trouble with
your plumbing, that's a sign the
work wasn't properly done at
When you entrust your plumb
ing' repair work or new to us,
that's a sign you'll have no trou
ble -ith it.
You'll believe in signs after
you have tried our work.
F. H. PLUMMER,
c. r. a.,
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.
S. F. BOYD, D. I A., Davenport, low.
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MONEY IN PECANS
Proddction Receiving Increased
Attention in the
GROW WILD Iff SOME SECTIONS
Trees In Fall Bearing arc Sure to
Yield $iOO an Acre
To the average northerner who oc
casionally regales himself upon
pecans, the place where they are
grown and the circumstances that at
tend their production are unknown
and are matters cf little thought. lie
knows that the trees are to be found
us far north as the 40th parallel in the
river bottoms, and that the fruit does
not grow in commercial quantities in
that latitude, but the chances are that
he never stops to think any further
on the Kubject. It never occurs to
him that a fortune may be made in
growing them under favorable condi
tions. Such, however, was the idea
that prevailed at the recent annual
convention of the Xut Growers' asso
ciation at New Orleans, nearly all of
the time of which was given up to a
discussion of the pecan.
For three days the delegates dis
cussed the peean and its peculiarities
from every point of view, reaching
the conclusion that this nut, while
offering one of the most profitable in
dustries in the south, and free from
the slightest danger or risk, is of the
most contrary disposition, and that
it is almost impossible to lay down
any rules or regulations regarding it.
It was found that Louisiana is the
original home of the peean, from
which state the nut has spread to
Texas, the latter having the greatest
number of trees and producing .the
greatest quantity of pecans. In Texas
and Louisiana the entire crop is gath
ered from wild trees that is. those
growing wild in the forest or spring
ing up naturally whereas, in Missis
sippi. Georgia and Florida the trees
are all cultivated and planted in
Contrast Between Sections.
As between these two pecan sec
tions, a rather curious contrast is pre
sented. In Louisiana, where the tree
is indigenous, and in Texas, where it
grows wild, it reaches maturity much
later than in those states in whiehvit
has been cultivated, and this is attrib
uted to the fact that the soil is so
much more fertile in Louisiana and
Texas. The result of this fertility is
to produce so rapid a growth and de
velopment rf the tree that it has no
time to fruit anil does not begin bear
ing nuts until it is from -0 to 23 years
old and is a tall tree. In the other
states the tree grows more slowly,
never reaches the same si.e as in the
more westerly states, but begins to
bear fruit at 10 years of age and
sometimes at 7.
The long time the farmer has to
wait for his pecans nearly a life
time has had a discouraging effect
in Louisiana and Texas, and explains
why so few trees have been planted.
Moreover, the height of the trees has
interfered with gathering the nuts,
most of which are on the upper
branches and wry difficult to reach.
This difficulty, however, has been
overcome by an intellgent young
Texas woman, a r-hort time ago. She
bought the right to harvest the top
crop from the owners of pecan trees,
which always contained the largest
and best nuts, and then proceeded to
gather it by a small captive balloon.
This enabled her to pick the nuts
from above without the risk to life
or limb. The plan has worked well
and is coming into general use.
Put if the farmer is willing to wait
for his trees to bear pecans he has a
fortune, for the pecans yield readily
$100 an acre, practically for all time.
The supply is unequal to the demand
and the peean grower readily gets
$14 a barrel. The tree bear:; every
year, the crop increasing 10 pounds
regularly, or at the rate of $5 a year.
So far no climatic conditions have at
tacked the tree, and no insect plague
has attacked it. It is the safest of
crops and a source of permanent and
steadily increasing income. When a
tree reaches ful maturity it will yield
$250 a year, and several instances were
cited in the convention where full
grown trees were valued at $1,000
apiece, and even refused for sale at
Fort one la Boa'neM.
The general conclusion of the con
vention was that a fortune existed in
pecan growing if the grow er was will
ing to wait a few years to realize on
his investment. The laying out of a
grove will cost. $100 an acre, for the
pecan requires rich land, and the
trees for planting are difficult to get,
but at the end of 10 years it w fll be
gin returning $100 an acre, or 100 per
cent on the original investment, and
will ultimately increase the profit, to
230 per cent a year, there being in
the meantime no expense for cultiva
tion or maintenance.
The wild pecan trees of Louisiana
and Texas, which grow most of the
nuts, are scattered through the rich
river bottoms of these states in small
bunches, in no case in large groves.
The nuts were sold in (-mall quanti
ties until a few years ago, when an
enthusiast. Col. W. K. Stuart, went
around the country telling of the
merits of pecans and the fortune to
be made in raising them.
"I was troubled with constipation
and stomach troubles; Rocky Moun
tain Tea brought back my health and
complexion." Mary Allen, St. Louis
35 cents. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
STORIES ARE OVERDRAWN
Continued lrjm First Page.
States district court at Leavenworth,
Kaus., the grand jury, then and there
in session, indicted C. P. Dewey,
Char.ncy Dewey, W. J. Patcliffe. Wil
liam J. McP.ride and Louis Mc&ride of
violation of sections 5440 and 5508 of
the revised statutes, in 'conspiring to
threaten, intimidate, and injure Al
pheus Perry, a bona fide homestead
settler upon lands unlawfully enclosed
by their fences, and for taking the life
of said Perry. Six'othet counts were
found against the defendants for
their molestation of other settlers.
An indictment was found against
Chauncey Dewey, as the agent of C.
P. Dewey, for erecting and maintain
ing an unlawful inclosure of public
lands in violation of the act of Feb.
Civilizing the Indian.
The Indians have been good:
"The total Indian population of the
United States remains about the same
as last year, approximately about
270.000, of which the five civilized
tribes ami the Xew York Indians
embrace about 1)0.000, leaving about
180,(100 occupying 13C reservations,
containing 55,127.000 acres outside
of the Indian Territory and the state
of New York.
"One thousand six hundred and
nineteen allotments were made dur
ing the year, the area thereof being
approximately 211,326 acres. Allot
ments in severalty aggregating 8,-
S23.000 acres have been made since the
passage of the general allotment act
(Feb. S. 1SS7, 24 Sta. L.. 38) to ai
proximately 73.040 Indians.
"General con litions among the Indi
ans have beei satisfactory during
the vear, no serious trouble having oc
curred. The marked progress toward
civilization noted in recent years still
continues, more Indians than ever be
fore having engaged in industrial pur
suits and in earning a livelihood for
themselves and families."
Alaska a Money Maker.
That Alaska is a valuable territory
is shown in the statement of the val
ue of commodities shiped to and
from it. From the following it will be
seen that those sent out of the terri
tory are nearly three times as valu
able as those received by it:
"An interested tabulated statement
covering specinc and detailed classi
fications of merchandise, compiled by
the bureau of statistics, showing the
status of the commerce of Alaska,
is included in the report of the gov
ernor. It snows as follows: womesxie
merchandise shipped from the United
States to Alaska from the customs
district of Oregon. Puget Sound and
San Francisco to the value of $9.2fiC,-
504, of which $6,632,427 was carried in
American steam vessels and $2,634,
077 in American sailing vessels. The
shipments of domestic merchandise
from Alaska ton the United.. States
was of the value of $10.1SS,220. . The
shipment of gold and silver coin from
the United States to Alaska amounted
to $137.51H, and the shipment of coin
from Alaska to the United States
amounted to $34.9911. The shipments
of ore from Alaska to the United
States were: Silver 2S2; gold $1 5,69s,
S04. "The iinM:rts of merchandise into
Alaska from foreign countries were
of the value of $477,463 and the ex
poits to foreign countries were $1,
5SS.633." Falling 0(T In IVnftlonn.
In the treating of the pension bu
reau some interesting figures are giv
"The report of the commissioner of
pensions shows that during the fiscal
year ending .Inne 30, 1903, the total
number of pensioners on the roll
was 1.043. 933, and the number remain
ing on the roll at the end of the year
was 996.545, a net hiss of 2,901 from
the previous year.
"The gains to the rolls during the
year were 4O.0S6 new pensioners and
4.401 restorations and renewals, a to
tal of 44.4S7; of this number 231 were
pensioned by special acts of congress.
The losses to the rolls during the
same year by death were 40,907.
"In 1H93 the cost of the pension
system per $1,000 of the aggregate
wealth of the United States was $2.24.
while in 1903 it had decreased to $1.32.
The commissioner expresses the opin
ion that in 10 years the pension sys
tem will cease to be noticed as a bur
den to the people of the United States.
"The disbursements for -pensions bv
the United Slates from .luly 1, 1790,
to .lime 30. 1865, were $96,443,444.23.
Since 1865 the disbursements for pen
shins were $2,942,178,140.93, and for
cost of maintenance and expenses
$95,647,934.71, or a total of $3,037,828,
080.64, making the entire cost of main
tenance of the pension system siace
the foundation of the government $3,
134,271,524.87. "Of the amount that has been ex
pended for pensions since the foun
dation of the government, $70,000,000
was on account of the war of the
revolution; $45,186,197.22 on account
of the service in the war of 1812; $6.
234.414.55 on account of service in the
Indian wars; $33,483,309.91 on account
of service in the Mexican war; $5,479.
268.31 on account of the war with
Spain, and $2,878,240,400.17 on account
of the war of the rebellion.
"The cost of the pension system
reached its maximum in-1893, when it
amounted to $2.44 per capita of the
entire population. It. however, has
been growing less each vear, and
in 1903 the total cost of pensions
amounted to only $1.75 per capita of
Using- Cral A rata.
It is stated that there is a great
resumption of activitj in the coal
mines of the southwest owing to the
resumption of the use of coal in place
of petroleum, which, for a time, owing
to its cheapness, entirely supplanted
the mineral in some sections.
FIQH rER HALL DRIVEN
AWAY FROM DAVENPORT
dim Hall, once a bright light of the
prize ring, did not find the climate as
congenial at Davenpi rf as he had an
ticipated. Last week he received his
walking papers from the police au
thorities, dim came to .the Illitiois
side and has been stopping her' for
several days past.
Hall had been in Davenport nearly
a mouth. The advance announce
ments were to Ihe effect that he was
to open' a boxing academy. Hall, in
his halcyon days, had a large follow
ing among the, sport ing fraternity in
the tri-oitics, and doubtless could
have cut the mustard as a proprietor
of such an instil ution.
I!ut it got to the ears of the cop
pers across the way that dim had oth
er plans; that he intended petting his
money by an easier method. He was
accompanied by a fiiend whom he
introduced as his sparring partner,
but who. in reality, it is given out in
Daveiii; rt. is a notorious gambler and
At any rate the police did not like
the color of Hall's shirt front, or that
of his side kick, and they told them
to find a leaning post in some other
Dec. II. V. C. Thedc 1o K. II. Gay
er, lot is. block 93. Fast Moline. $:joo.
Henry Hoffman and S. S. Hoffman
to K. 11. Gnyer. lots 37 and 38. block
59. Fast Moline. $600.
Charles H. Kank to Charles H. Pope,
lot 19, block 5S. East Moline. $300.
G. V. Sohrbeck to F. H. Guyer, lots
18 and 32, block 74, Fast Moline. $600.
William Kroegcr to L. 11. Strayer.
lots 58. 59 and 60. Schreiner & Koth
Pros. Cottage Grove add.. South Pock
Dec. 12. Sophronia Wheeloek to
Grace Wheeloek. lot 7, Wheeloek
Place, Moline. $3,500.
Good fur Children
The pleasant to take and harmless
One Minute Cough Cure gives imme
diate relief in all cases of cough,
croup and la grippe, because it does
not pass immediately into the stom
ach, but takes effect right at the scat
of the trouble. It draws out the in
flammation, heals ar.d soothes and
cures permanently by enabling the
lungs to contribute pure life-giving
ami life-sustr.ining oxygen to the
blood end tissues. Dr. Armstrong, of
Delia, Texas, -prescribes it d,ily and
says there is no better cough remedy
made. Sold by all druggists.
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You see them everywhere the signal of en
joyment and satisfaction that shines brightly
from the face of every Cremo Smoker 5c.
Largest Setter in ?fie ITJorSd.
The Hand is the Smoker 's Protection,
Neuropathy and Ophthalmology. Eve Strain as it is called (more cor
rectly, Nerve-Strain), is responsible for ymr Headache. Constipation,
Indigestion. Piles, Fits, Cross-Kyes. Chorea, and all
IF YOU WEAR GLASSES
It is positive proof that they are not the kind you need, and if you have
Headache and don't wear glasses, there is no question 1 11 1 what ft is
caused by Nerve-Strain, aiid to remove fhe strain will :'.s certainly cure
it if you have the right correction.
The McCormick System of Ophthalmology is the only system which
deals with the Causes of Human Ills and how to abo.'ish ll.em and VI'
are the represent at i e of that system, and guarantee results as we
promise. You can be Cl'lJFD no doubt of it. Consultation Free. Suite
12. Mitchell Lvnde bui'dinsr. lock Island. 111.
A.F. DAVIS, M. D. Oph. D.
NKUKOPATIIIST .tl) OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Si:i1e 12. Mitchell & lvnde building. Office hours 9 to 12 m.; 2 to 3 p.m.
I cure Piles, Fistula, Chronic
Constipation, Fissures, and anoth
er Rectal and Intestinal Diseases
without pain or the knife.
tSSffS "iU i.'" "S
Fvery victim of piles knows too
well the discomfort and annoyance
they cause. Piles are always an indi
cation of disorder which, if neglected
certainly leads to the most serious
rectal and intestinal diseases.
I cure piles, allaying the rectal in
flammation and removing its causes..
Many diseases and disorders of the
delicate female organs are the result
of rectal ailments and cannot be cured
until the cause is removed. Thous
ands of women are suffering daily tor
tures from female disorders because
their physicians have not discovered
that the cause of their trouble is some
rectal disease. I have given special
attention during my years of study
I Now Is The
to paper yonr rooms. We have a large, assortment of
J both cheap and high grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
I ompIete force of workmen. -All kinds of painting and
papering1 promptly attended to and satisfaction guaran
; PARIDONita. isONi
Phcnea Old Union S13;
and practice to the rellex action of
rectal diseases on the female organs
and have cured hundreds of cases of
female disorders which have baffled
of her physieians for years. Women
suffering from diseases peculiar to
1 he: r sex which Iheir physicians have
been unable . to cure should consult
me. My office offers every privacy
and femal,nttendants are at the ser
vice of my patients.
I cure all disorders of the licet uni
The entire digestive traet from the
stomach to the rectum is one of my
specialties My methods of treatment
offer a certain cure for all diseases
of this portion of the human system
and their reflexes whenever a cure is
possible to human skill. I do not
take all cases, but I guarantee a
cure whenever I take a case.
' I am especially desirous of cases
which other physicians have failed to
cure. Physicians having obstinate
eases under treatment are invited to
consult me, free of charge.
Call ard investigate. Consultation
Dr. Home's Pio-Chemic treatment
and the free X-1IAY EXAMINATION.
Mitchell & Lvnde Pldg., Mock Isl
and. Take elevator to 4th floor.
Rooms 49. 50 and 51. Hours 9 to 5.
' livenings 7 to S. Sunday 9 to 12.
new 6213. 419 Seventeenth St.